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Contents: The scorched earth of Darfur : the twenty-first century's first genocide / photographed by Marcus Bleasdale ; cowritten by Samantha Power, Anna Lindh, and John Prendergast -- Global jihad : before and after 9/11 / photographed by The Associated Press ; written by Fawaz A. Gerges, Christian A. Johnson -- Bitter fruit : behind the scenes, America buries its Iraq War dead / photographed by Paul...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Sterling Pub. Co., Inc. 2008

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 909.83 COH

Summary: An intimate glimpse into the life and mind of Jordan Peterson, the academic and best-selling author who captured the world's attention with his criticisms of political correctness and life-changing philosophy on finding personal meaning.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2019

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Summary: Delivering a candid portrait of citizens, police, community advocates, and government officials on the frontlines during three years of unparalleled, escalating violence in Baltimore. The film highlights the positive actions undertaken by groups and individuals, who come together to rebuild, heal, and forge a better way forward.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2018

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1 available in E-TV DVDs, Call number: DVD E-TV CHA

Boggs, Grace Lee.

Summary: Synopsis: A world dominated by America and driven by cheap oil, easy credit, and conspicuous consumption is unraveling before our eyes. In this powerful, deeply humanistic book, Grace Lee Boggs, a legendary figure in the struggle for justice in America, shrewdly assesses the current crisis-political, economical, and environmental-and shows how to create the radical social change we need to...

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Publisher / Publication Date: University of California Press 2011

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Jobin-Leeds, Greg

Summary: "Same-sex marriage, #BlackLivesMatter, the Dream Act, the People's Climate March, End the New Jim Crow, Occupy Wall Street--these are just a few of the initiatives that have taken flight in the past decade, the most fertile and productive era of activism and reform this country has seen since the 1960s. Now, in a visually rich and deeply inspiring book, movement leaders and activists distill...

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Publisher / Publication Date: The New Press 2016

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 303 JOB

Tooze, J. Adam

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Summary: Looks at the ways that current dramatic shifts in the domestic and global economy have their roots in the 2008 economic crisis and its aftermath, exploring novel themes in the way the crisis has played out for the past decade and will influence the future.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Viking 2018

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Gore, Albert

Summary: "The consequential age we are living in will be remembered as one of the great turning points in civilization. Once we turn, though, where will we be? That is the compelling question Al Gore sets out to answer by examining the drivers of global change, connecting the dots among the social, economic, and political forces shaping our present and future. A rising global consciousness is forcing...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Random House 2013

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 303.4 GOR

Granholm, Jennifer.

Summary: Recounts the former Michigan governor's struggles to solve the problems of unemployment and budget deficits with the auto industry collapse and global financial crisis.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: PublicAffairs 2011

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 GRANHOLM, JENNIFER Gra

Cooke, Julia.

Summary: "Over a period of five years, beginning when Fidel Castro stepped down from his presidency after almost a half-century of reign, journalist Julia Cooke embedded herself in Cuba, gaining access to a dynamic Havana--one that she found populated with twenty-five-year-old Marxist philosophy students, baby-faced anarchists, children of the whiskey-drinking elite, Santera̕ trainees, pregnant...

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Publisher / Publication Date: 2014

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 972.9123 COO

Traister, Rebecca

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Summary: "In a provocative, groundbreaking work, National Magazine Award­-finalist Rebecca Traister, "the most brilliant voice on feminism in this country" (Anne Lamott), traces the history of unmarried women in America who, through social, political, and economic means, have radically shaped our nation. For legions of women, living single isn't news; it's life. In 2009, the award-winning...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Simon & Schuster 2016

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 306.8 TRA

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Mann, Jim

Summary: An analysis of the events, ideas, and conflicts that have defined the Obama administration's foreign policy explores the struggles to enact coherent and effective policies at a time of global turmoil.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Viking 2012

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 973.932 MAN

Putnam, Robert D.

Summary: "What has happened to the Land of Opportunity? The promise of the American Dream is that anyone, regardless of his or her origins, can have a fair start in life. If we work hard, we can get a good education and achieve success. But over the last several decades a disturbing 'opportunity gap' has unexpectedly emerged between kids from 'have' and 'have-not' backgrounds. The central tenet of the...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Simon & Schuster 2015

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1 available in Adult, Call number: 305.5 PUT

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 339.3 PUT

Kaku, Michio.

Summary: The "New York Times"-bestselling author of "Physics of the Impossible" offers a stunning and provocative vision of the future, and explains how science will shape human destiny and everyone's daily life by the year 2100.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Doubleday 2011

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1 available in Adult, Call number: 501 KAK

Kaku, Michio.

Summary: In collaboration with 300 of the world's top scientists, author Michio Kaku predicts how current science will radically shape the future. Among his predictions are: the Internet will be able to recognize faces and translate languages in real time, people will be able to control computers through tiny brain implants, clothing will be able to monitor vital signs, and space exploration will boom...

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Books on Tape 2011

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1 available in Compact Disc Audio Book, Call number: CD 303.48 KAK

Kaku, Michio.

Contents: Predicting the next 100 years -- Future of the computer : mind over matter -- Future of AI : rise of the machines -- Future of medicine : perfection and beyond -- Nanotechnology : everything from nothing? -- Future of energy : energy from the stars -- Future of space travel : to the stars -- Future of wealth : winners and losers -- Future of humanity : planetary civilization -- A day in the...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Doubleday 2011

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1 available in Adult, Call number: 303.48

Stanton, Doug.

Summary: Drawing on in-country observations and exclusive interviews, Stanton delivers the jaw-dropping tale of how 12 top-secret commandos slip into Afghanistan, kill Al Qaeda fighters, and topple the Taliban.

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Recorded Books 2009

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Stanton, Doug.

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Summary: Following 9/11, a small band of Special Forces soldiers secretly entered Afghanistan and rode to war on horseback against the Taliban. Outnumbered forty to one, they pursued the enemy across the mountains and captured the strategic city of Mazar-i-Sharif. Bone-weary, they were welcomed by throngs of overjoyed Afghans in the streets. Then the action took an unexpected turn: the Horse Soldiers...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Thorndike Press 2009

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Summary: It's the dirty little secret of the War on Terror: all bets are off, and almost anything goes. The rules of the game and of engagement have fundamentally changed. Today drone strikes, night raids, and U.S. government targeted killings occur in corners across the globe, killing untold numbers of civilians. Investigative reporter Jeremy Scahill traces the rise of the Joint Special Operations...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2013

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1 available in TC Film Fest DVDs, Call number: DVD TCFF DIR

Stanton, Doug.

Summary: Documents the post-September 11 mission during which a small band of Special Forces soldiers captured the strategic Afghan city of Mazar-e Sharif as part of an effort to defeat the Taliban, in a dramatic account that includes testimonies by Afghanistan citizens whose lives were changed by the war.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Scribner 2009

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1 available in Adult, Call number: 958.10 Stanton 2009

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1 available in Adult, Call number: 958.1047 STA

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Stanton, Doug

Summary: Documents the post-September 11 mission during which a small band of Special Forces soldiers captured the strategic Afghan city of Mazar-e Sharif as part of an effort to defeat the Taliban, in a dramatic account that includes testimonies by Afghanistan citizens whose lives were changed by the war.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Scribner 2017

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Stanton, Doug.

Summary: Doug Stanton tells the astonishing story of twelve U.S. soldiers who rode horses into Afghanistan immediately following 9/11 to defeat the Taliban.

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Audioworks 2009

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Roy, Arundhati.

Summary: In early 2010, Roy traveled into the forests of Central India, homeland to millions of indigenous people, dreamland to some of the world's biggest mining corporations. The result is this... report from the heart of an unfolding revolution.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Penguin Books 2012

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 954.137 ROY

Giffels, David.

Summary: "Award-winning author and journalist David Giffels explores the meaning of identity and place, hamburgers, hard work, and basketball in this collection of wry, irreverent essays reflecting on the many aspects of Midwestern culture and life from an insider's perspective.The Industrial Midwest built modern America, thrived for almost a century, then profoundly collapsed. But for cities like...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Simon & Schuster 2014

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 306.0977 GIF

Scahill, Jeremy.

Summary: Presents an exposé of secret war programs being conducted behind the scenes of the War on Terror, revealing the human consequences of night raids, drone strikes, and other unofficial "dirty-war" tactics.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Nation Books 2013

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 355 SCA