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Niedzviecki, Hal

Summary: A roller-coaster tour through our obsession with the future - and what's at stake when we neglect our present. Tech bloggers livecast the launch of the latest Kindle, crowds form serpentine lines outside of Apple stores on the eve of new iPhone releases, stock markets surge and recede on rumours of what Intel and Microsoft have in the pipeline, and, on college campuses across the country,...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Seven Stories Press 2015

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 973 NIE

Jackson, Maggie

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Prometheus Books 2008

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

Shapiro, Ben

Summary: Conservative commentator Ben Shapiro argues that Western Civilization is in the midst of a crisis of purpose and ideas. Our freedoms are built upon the twin notions that every human being is made in God's image and that human beings were created with reason capable of exploring God's world. We can thank these values for the birth of science, the dream of progress, human rights, prosperity,...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: 2019

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 306 SHA

Witt, Emily

Summary: In Future Sex, Witt captures the experiences of going to bars alone, dating online, and hooking up with strangers. From her home in San Francisco, she decides to say yes to everything and to find her own path. She observes the subcultures she encounters with a wry sense of humor, capturing them in all of their strangeness, ridiculousness, and beauty. The result is an open-minded, honest account...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2016

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 306.7 WIT

Sundeen, Mark

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Summary: A work of immersive journalism steeped in a distinctively American social history and sparked by a personal quest, The Unsettlers traces the search for the simple life through the stories of three families of new pioneers and what inspired each of them to look for--or create--a better existence. Captivating and clear-eyed, it dares us to imagine what a sustainable, ethical, authentic future...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Riverhead Books 2016

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Dunkelman, Marc J.

Summary: "Identifies [what the author sees as] an epochal shift in the structure of American life--a shift unnoticed by many. Routines that once put doctors and lawyers in touch with grocers and plumbers--interactions that encouraged debate and cultivated compromise--have changed dramatically since the postwar era. Both technology and the new routines of everyday life connect tight-knit circles and...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: 2014

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 307 DUN

Buchanan, Patrick J. (Patrick Joseph)

Summary: Buchanan's latest polemic exposes the risks America faces today and what those dangers will mean for the country's future. He warns against not only the dangers that the country faces under Obama, but also the risk of sliding into irrelevancy that the Republican party faces if it chooses to forget its core values.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Thomas Dunne Books 2011

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

Shenkman, Richard.

Summary: Bestselling historian Rick Shenkman takes aim at the wisdom of the American people. He writes that American voters are misusing, abusing, and abdicating their political power.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Basic Books 2008

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DeMint, Jim

Summary: " In his new role as president and CEO of The Heritage Foundation, Jim DeMint has travelled the country talking to Americans about how to return to our founding principles and restore and protect our economy and culture for future generations. He's realized that he-and all of us as fellow citizens-must fall in love with America-again. In this book, DeMint introduces Americans all across the...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Center Street 2014

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 973 DEM

LeDuff, Charlie

Summary: "[This book is] a ... firsthand, and ... unscripted account of crisis in America, from Ferguson to Flint to Cliven Bundy's ranch to Donald Trump's unstoppable campaign for President"--Amazon.com.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Penguin Press 2018

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2 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 306 LED

Tolentino, Jia

3 holds on 1 copy

Summary: A writer at The New Yorker examines the fractures at the center of contemporary culture. In each essay, Tolentino writes about a cultural prism: the rise of the nightmare social internet; the advent of scamming as the definitive millennial ethos; the literary heroine's journey from brave to blank to bitter; and the punitive dream of optimization, which insists that everything, including our...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Random House 2019

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Andersen, Kurt

Summary: "In this sweeping, eloquent history of America, one of our sharpest observers, Kurt Andersen, demonstrates that what's happening in our country today--this strange, post-truth, 'fake news' moment we're all living through--is not something entirely new, but rather the ultimate expression of our national character and path. America was founded by wishful dreamers, magical thinkers, and true...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Random House 2017

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1 available in Adult, Call number: 973 AND

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 973 AND

Summary: "Meet contemporary artists at work and speaking in their own words- direct, accessible, and unfiltered ... This unique four-hour series spotlights 17 artists working in the United States today, and invites viewers behind the working in scenes to see artists at work in their homes, communities, and unexpected sites- from an old-growth forest to a military base to a film set. The artists,...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Art21, Inc. 2007

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