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Seltzer, Olivia

Summary: "A guide to the recent history of the world that's led to where we are today, so Gen Z readers can have context for the news they see and hear every day"--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Philomel Books 2022

Copies Available at Kingsley

1 available in Young Adult Non-fiction, Call number: YA 306 SE;

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Young Adult Non-fiction, Call number: YA 306 SEL

Klinenberg, Eric

Summary: "Crisis has a way of laying bare our truest selves: who we trust, which principles and impulses we heed, whose lives we deem expendable. As it ravaged millions of lives, the Covid-19 pandemic revealed and accentuated the dividing lines that had already, for decades, splintered American public life. Against the backdrop of the 2020 presidential election, misinformation regimes, and the...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Alfred A. Knopf 2024

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in New Non-fiction, Call number: 306 KLI

Hendy, David.

Summary: "The first in-depth history of the iconic radio and TV network that has shaped our past and present. Doctor Who; tennis from Wimbledon; the Beatles and the Stones; the coronation of Queen Elizabeth and the funeral of Diana, Princess of Wales: for one hundred years, the British Broadcasting Corporation has been the preeminent broadcaster in the UK and around the world, a constant source of...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: PublicAffairs, an imprint of Perseus Books, LLC, a subsidiary of Hachette Book Group 2022

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 384.5506 HEN

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

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Documentary DVDs, Call number: DVD DOC RIS

Hyland, Véronique

Summary: "Everything--from societal changes to the progress (or lack thereof) of women's rights to the hidden motivations behind what we choose to wear to align ourselves with a particular social group--can be tracked through clothing. Veronique Hyland examines thought-provoking questions such as: Why has the "French girl" persisted as our most undying archetype? What does "dressing for yourself" really...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Harper Perennial 2022

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 391.009 HYL

Oluo, Ijeoma

Summary: "With [this book], ... Oluo aims to show how people across America are working to create real positive change in our structures. Looking at many of our most powerful systems--like education, media, labor, health, housing, policing, and more--she highlights what people are doing to create change for intersectional racial equity. She also illustrates various ways in which the reader can find...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: HarperOne 2024

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in New Non-fiction, Call number: 305.8 OLU

Powell, Nate

Summary: "In this anthology of seven comics essays, author and graphic novelist Nate Powell addresses living in an era of what he calls 'necessary protest.' Save It for Later: Promises, Parenthood, and the Urgency of Protest is Powell's reflection on witnessing the collapse of discourse in real time while drawing the award-winning trilogy March, written by Congressman John Lewis and Andrew Aydin, this...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Abrams ComicArts 2021

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 303.484 POW

Copies Available at East Bay

1 available in Adult Graphic Novels, Call number: 303.484 POW

Levin, Yuval

Summary: "Americans are living through a social crisis. Populist firebrands -- on left and right alike -- propose to address the crisis through acts of tearing down. They describe themselves as destroying oppressive establishments, clearing weeds, draining swamps. But, as acclaimed conservative intellectual Yuval Levin argues, this is a misguided prescription, rooted in a defective diagnosis. The social...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Basic Books 2020

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 306.0973 LEV

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...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: University of California Press 2011

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 303.48 BOG

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...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: The New Press 2016

Copies Available at Woodmere

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

Kaur, Valarie

Summary: "We have entered a new era in America--dangerous, divided, and uncertain. In a moment when people are hungry for meaningful ways to respond to the ascent of nationalism, polarization and hate in the U.S. and around the globe, this book answers the centralquestion of our time: How do we love in a time of anger? How do we love those who hurt us? How do we love those who are different from us,...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: One World 2020

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 KAUR, VALARIE KAU

Kipnis, Laura

Summary: "A fiercely argued, keenly insightful, hilarious investigation of the impact of COVID-19 on sexual and romantic relationships, in which the author situates her own and others' coupled lockdown experiences against larger backdrop: the politics of the virus, economic disparities, changing gender relations, the ongoing institutional crack-ups prompted by #MeToo and #BLM"--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Pantheon Books 2022

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 306.73 KIP

Tooze, J. Adam

1 hold on 1 copy

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.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Viking 2018

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 332 TOO

Tooze, J. Adam

Summary: "Deftly weaving finance, politics, business, and the global human experience into one tight narrative, a tour-de-force account of 2020, the year that changed everything--from the acclaimed author of Crashed. The shocks of 2020 have been great and small, disrupting the world economy, international relations and the daily lives of virtually everyone on the planet. Never before has the entire...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Viking 2021

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 330.9 TOO

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

Copies Available at Woodmere

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

Currie, Elliott

Summary: "In the United States today, a young black man has a sixteen times greater chance of dying from violence than his white counterpart. Violence takes more years of life from black men than cancer, stroke, and diabetes combined. Even black women are more affected by violence than white men, despite its usual gender patterns. These disparities translate into starkly divergent experiences of life...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Metropolitan Books, Henry Holt and Company 2020

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 305.8 CUR

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...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: 2014

Copies Available at Woodmere

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

Kamenetz, Anya

Summary: "An NPR education reporter shows how the last true social safety net-- the public school system--was decimated by the pandemic, and how years of short-sighted political decisions have failed to put our children first. School has long meant much more than an education in America. 30 million children depend on free school meals. Schools are, statistically, the safest physical places for children...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: PublicAffairs 2022

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 306.43 KAM

Tabor, Nick

Summary: "In 1860, a ship called the Clotilda was smuggled through the Alabama Gulf Coast, carrying the last group of enslaved people ever brought to the U.S. from West Africa. Five years later, the shipmates were emancipated, but they had no way of getting back home. Instead they created their own community outside the city of Mobile, where they spoke Yoruba and appointed their own leaders, a story...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: St. Martin's Press 2023

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 305.896 TAB

Traister, Rebecca

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

Copies Available at Woodmere

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

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Adult, Call number: 306.81 TRA

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.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Viking 2012

Copies Available at Woodmere

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...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Simon & Schuster 2015

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Adult, Call number: 305.5 PUT

Copies Available at Woodmere

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

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

Copies Available at Fife Lake

1 available in Adult, Call number: 303.48

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

Copies Available at Woodmere

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

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