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Khan, Sulmaan Wasif

Summary: "As tensions over Taiwan escalate, the United States and China stand on the brink of a catastrophic war. Resolving the impasse demands we understand how it began. In 1943, America declared that Japanese-held Taiwan would return to China at the conclusion of World War II. The Chinese civil war led to a change of plans. The Communist Party came to power in China and the defeated Nationalist...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Basic Books 2024

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Gall, Carlotta

Summary: Describes the toll taken on the U.S., Afghanistan, and Pakistan since the September 11 attacks through ordinary citizens' accounts of fighting and first-hand descriptions from Taliban warlords, intelligence thugs, American generals, and Afghani politicians.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2014

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 958.1047 GAL

Sanger, David E.

Summary: "A fast-paced account of America's plunge into simultaneous Cold Wars against two very different adversaries--Xi Jinping's China and Vladimir Putin's Russia--based on deep reporting from inside the White House, U.S. intelligence agencies, technology firms, and foreign governments"--

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Publisher / Publication Date: Crown 2024

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Summary: Danger, disillusionment, and betrayal reach an all-time high in the suspense-laced fifth season of The Americans. KGB agents Philip and Elizabeth Jennings' unwavering dedication to their work comes at even more of a personal cost than before. And as Paige is drawn deeper into the reality of her parents' secret job, she realizes she will never have a normal life. Meanwhile, as Cold War tensions...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment 2018

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1 available in Television Series DVDs, Call number: DVD AME

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1 available in Television Series DVDs, Call number: DVD TV AME

Milne, David

Summary: "A new intellectual history of U.S. foreign policy from the late nineteenth century to the present. Worldmaking is a fresh and compelling new take on the history of American diplomacy. Rather than retracing a familiar story of realism versus idealism, David Milne suggests that U.S. foreign policy has also been crucially divided between those who view statecraft as an art and those who believe...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2015

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 327 MIL

Stephanopoulos, George

10 holds on 3 copies

Summary: "George Stephanopoulos, former senior advisor to President Clinton and for more than 20 years host of This Week and Good Morning America, recounts never-before-told crises that decided the course of history, from the place 12 presidents made their highest-pressure decisions: the White House Situation Room. No room better defines American power and its role in the world than the White House...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Grand Central 2024

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1 available in New Non-fiction, Call number: 973.09 STE

Stone Fish, Isaac

Summary: "A timely, provocative expose of our political and business leadership's deep ties to China: a network of people who believe they are doing the right thing-at a great often hidden cost to our society"--

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Publisher / Publication Date: Alfred A. Knopf 2022

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 303.3 STO

Hill, Marc Lamont

Summary: "In this major work of daring criticism and analysis, scholar and political commentator Marc Lamont Hill and Israel-Palestine expert Mitchell Plitnick spotlight how one-sided pro-Israel policies reflect the truth-bending grip of authoritarianism on both Israel and the United States. Except for Palestine argues that progressives and liberals who oppose regressive policies on immigration, racial...

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Publisher / Publication Date: The New Press 2022

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Crist, David.

Summary: Reveals the covert operations that have brought the United States and Iran to the brink of open war, including Iran's proposal for peace after 9/11, which was rejected by President Bush, and Iran's secret army in post-U.S. invasion Iraq.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Penguin Press 2012

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 327.73 CRI

Sheinkin, Steve

Summary: Presents the story of Daniel Ellsberg and his decision to steal and publish secret documents about America's involvement in the Vietnam War.

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: 2015

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1 available in Compact Disc Audio Book, Call number: CD 959.7 SHE

MacMillan, Margaret

Summary: "This book looks at one of the transformative moments of the twentieth century: In February 1972, Richard Nixon, the first American president ever to visit China, and Mao Tse-tung, the enigmatic Communist dictator, met for an hour in Beijing. Their meeting changed the course of history and ultimately laid the groundwork for today's complex relationship between the countries. That monumental...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Random House 2007

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 327.7305 MAC

Bradley, James

Summary: Analyzes the multinational conflicts that set the stage for World War II, the Chinese communist revolution, and the Korean War, documenting Theodore Roosevelt's 1905 diplomatic mission in the Pacific through which the United States forged ill-fated covert agreements.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Little, Brown and Co. 2009

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 359.4 BRA

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1 available in Adult, Call number: 359.4 BRA

Inboden, William

Summary: "An in-depth and masterful account of how Ronald Reagan's foreign policy "team of rivals" ended the Cold War and laid the foundation for the twenty-first century. Today, the ending of the Cold War seems a foregone conclusion. But in the early 1980s, U.S. intelligence predicted the Soviet Union would last another century. Ronald Reagan entered the White House with no certainty of what would...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Dutton 2022

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 973.927 INB

MacMillan, Margaret

Summary: By 1972 the U.S. was still mired in Vietnam, and China was reeling from the changes wrought by the cultural revolution. In February of that year the leaders of these two great nations sat down for talks for the first time since 1949. Nixon and Mao both hoped to secure trade and diplomatic relations, but did either get what they truly wanted? MacMillan answers this question and countless others,...

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Recorded Books 2007

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1 available in Compact Disc Audio Book, Call number: CD 327.7305 MAC

Foreman, Amanda

Summary: In the Civil War, both the North and the South demanded Britain's support. A World on Fire portrays the complex web of relationships between the two countries through the lives of a selected group of participants who shared one thing in common. They all wrote about their experiences in diaries and letters that survive to this day.

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 973.72 FOR

Summary: With unprecedented access to the foremost American negotiators, examine the behind-the-scenes story from the last 25 years, of how the United States came within reach of securing peace between Israel and its neighbors. Today, the need to learn from the past mistakes couldn't be more urgent.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2021

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

Swanson, Jennifer

Summary: "Pearl Harbor features real stories of that fateful Sunday morning in 1941 when Japanese planes executed a surprise attack on the American base at Pearl Harbor in Hawaii. American Girl Nanea Mitchell shares her own experiences adjusting to the drastic changes to everyday life in Hawaii following the attack"--Amazon.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Scholastic Inc. 2018

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1 available in Juvenile Fiction Series, Call number: J FIC SWA

Bradley, James

Summary: Analyzes the multinational conflicts that set the stage for World War II, the Chinese communist revolution, and the Korean War, documenting Theodore Roosevelt's 1905 diplomatic mission in the Pacific through which the United States forged ill-fated covert agreements.

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Hachette Audio 2009

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1 available in Compact Disc Audio Book, Call number: CD 359.4 BRA

Burrows, William E.

Summary: Unknown to the public and cloaked in the utmost secrecy, the United States flew missions against the Communist bloc almost continuously during the Cold War in a desperate effort to collect intelligence and find targets for all-out nuclear war. The only hint of the relentless, clandestine operations came when one of the planes was shot down. Many of the air force and navy flyers were killed on...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2001

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 327.1273 BUR

Summary: Marred by an over-reliance on stock footage, this documentary attempts to link the United States insatiable appetite for oil as the chief trigger of the war in Iraq. After making some frightening if familiar points about increasing oil consumption and diminishing reserves is unfortunately veers off into discussions of radioactive depleted uranium rounds in Afghanistan, the privatization of the...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Free-Will Productions 2004

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

Bradley, James.

Summary: Analyzes the multinational conflicts that set the stage for World War II, the Chinese communist revolution, and the Korean War, documenting Theodore Roosevelt's 1905 diplomatic mission in the Pacific through which the United States forged ill-fated covert agreements.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Little, Brown and Co. 2009

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1 available in Large Print, Call number: LP 359.4 BRA

Doyle, Michael

Summary: "By 1990, the first Cold War was ending. The Berlin Wall had fallen and the Warsaw Pact was crumbling; following Russia's lead, cries for democracy were being embraced by a young Chinese populace. The post-Cold War years were a time of immense hope and possibility. They heralded an opportunity for creative cooperation among nations, an end to ideological strife, perhaps even the beginning of a...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Liveright Publishing Corporation 2023

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 327.1 DOY

Kemper, Steve

Summary: "In 1932, Japan was in crisis. Naval officers had assassinated the prime minister. The military had a stranglehold on the government. War with Russia loomed, and propaganda campaigns swept the country, urging schoolchildren to give money to procure planes and tanks. Into this maelstrom stepped Joseph C. Grew, America's most experienced and talented diplomat. When Grew was appointed to serve as...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Mariner Books 2022

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1 available in New Non-fiction, Call number: 327.73 KEM

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 327.73 KEM

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Adult, Call number: 327.73 KEM

Gerges, Fawaz A.

Summary: "During his presidential campaign, Barack Obama promised to distance the United States from the neoconservative foreign policy legacy of his predecessor, George W. Bush, and usher in a new era of a global, interconnected world. More than two years have passed since his inauguration, and the reality of President Obama's approach is in stark contrast to the ebullient and optimistic image that he...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Palgrave Macmillan 2011

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 327.73 GER

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