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Summary: The New Republic is an American magazine of commentary on politics, contemporary culture, and the arts.

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Publisher / Publication Date: The Republic Pub. Co. 1914

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Firme, Tom

Summary: "Learn about the history of the Cold War (1945-1991) in this volume of History Summarized. Each volume in this series concisely surveys a major historical event or interrelated series of events or a major cultural, economic, political, or social movement." -- Back cover.

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Publisher / Publication Date: World Book, Inc. 2018

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 909.825 FIR

Summary: "Immediately following World War II, former allies the United States and the Soviet Union began an open yet restricted rivalry that became known as the Cold War and played out around the world until the Soviet Union's collapse in 1991. Many conflicts, such as the Chinese Civil War, the Korean War, the Vietnam War, and the Arab-Israeli wars, acted as proxy wars for the U.S.-Soviet competition....

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Publisher / Publication Date: Britannica Educational Publishing in association with Rosen Educational Services 2017

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1 available in Young Adult Non-fiction, Call number: YA 909 COL

Bernstein, Carl

Summary: "His Holiness is at once compelling journalism, drama, history, and biography. John Paul II, elected as the first non-Italian pope in five hundred years, readily used his global pulpit to speak out on behalf of human rights and those who were ignored by other world leaders--whether politically or economically oppressed, whether in the Communist or non-Communist world. Born in a small Polish...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Doubleday 1996

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 JOHN PAUL II, POPE BER

Summary: The post Cold War era began with a decade of conflicts often mediated by the United States as the world's only remaining superpower. The September 11 terrorist attacks, however, marked the dawning of a new era. The United States became preoccupied by the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq, while around the world, new challenges and threats emerged: a more assertive Russia, an increasingly powerful...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Britannica Educational Publishing in association with Rosen Educational Services 2017

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Zeihan, Peter

Summary: The world is changing in ways most of us find incomprehensible. Terrorism spills out of the Middle East into Europe. Russia, Iran, Saudi Arabia, China and Japan vie to see who can be most aggressive. Financial breakdown in Asia and Europe guts growth, challenging hard-won political stability. Yet for the Americans, these changes are fantastic. Alone among the world's powers, only the United...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Zeihan on Geopolitics 2016

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

Sherwin, Martin J.

Summary: Sherwin sets the Cuban Missile Crisis, with its potential for nuclear holocaust, in a wider historical narrative of the Cold War: how such a crisis arose, and why at the very last possible moment it didn't happen. He gives us a riveting explanation of the crisis itself, while also exploring the origins, scope, and consequences of the evolving place of nuclear weapons in the post WWII world....

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Publisher / Publication Date: 2020

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Fukuyama, Francis

Summary: "A provocative examination of modern identity politics: its origins, its effects, and what it means for our democracy and international affairs of state"--Dust jacket.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2018

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 320.01 FUK

Mishra, Pankaj

Summary: "One of our most important public intellectuals reveals the hidden history of our current global crisis. How can we explain the origins of the great wave of paranoid hatreds that seem inescapable in our close-knit world--from American 'shooters' and ISIS to Trump, from a rise in vengeful nationalism across the world to racism and misogyny on social media? In Age of Anger, Pankaj Mishra answers...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2017

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Summary: This PBS miniseries tells the epic history of oil ... how it has dominated global politics, shaken the world economy, and transformed our century.

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Publisher / Publication Date: 2013

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Steves, Rick

Summary: Presents advice on traveling to different countries of the world as a way of increasing our understanding of different cultures and political systems, and appreciating the interconnectedness within the global community. In his third edition, the author considers the new political reality of Brexit, Refugees, Erdoğan, and Trump, as well as populism, nativism, terrorism, and climate change and...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Avalon Travel, Hachette Book Group 2018

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Gray, John

Summary: "An incisive examination of the emergence of a new kind of nation-state power by a renowned public intellectual and the author of Feline Philosophy"--

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Publisher / Publication Date: Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2023

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Hedges, Chris.

Summary: Drawing on two decades of experience as a war correspondent and based on his numerous columns for Truthdig, Chris Hedges presents The World As It Is, a panorama of the American empire at home and abroad, from the coarsening effect of America's War on Terror to the front lines in the Middle East and South Asia and the continuing Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Underlying his reportage is a...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Nation Books 2010

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Jentleson, Bruce W.

Summary: "Great leaders made the twentieth century safer and more peaceful. In The Peacemakers, a kind of global edition of John F. Kennedy's Profiles in Courage, Bruce Jentleson shows how key figures in the previous century rewrote the zero-sum and transactional scripts they were handed and successfully prevented conflict, advanced human rights, and promoted global sustainability. Covering a broad...

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Publisher / Publication Date: W.W. Norton & Company 2018

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

Rice, Earle.

Summary: Presents a history of the tense, often combative, relations between Soviet Russia and the United States from the end of World War II to the fall of communism in 1989.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Lucent Books 2000

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 327.73047 RIC

United States

Summary: Provides information on such topics as politics, military expenditures, and economics, and shares comprehensive, country-by-country statistical and rate information.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Skyhorse Publishing 2020

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Summary: A unique glimpse at more than fifty years of American history. Educator, civil rights champion, advisor to presidents, envoy to popes, theologian and activist, Rev. Theodore Hesburgh was called on by countless world leaders to tackle the most challenging issues of the day. He built a reputation as a savvy political operator with a penchant for bridging the divide between bitter enemies. Through...

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Publisher / Publication Date: 2019

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Summary: A sweeping look at nearly five decades of global history, a crystallization of a massive, three-year-long effort helmed by award-winning documentarian Jeremy Isaacs (The World at War). Isaacs's team shot more than 1,000 hours of original footage and gathered archival footage from all over the world to include historically important, and often emotionally stunning, images, many never before seen...

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Publisher / Publication Date: 2012

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Bunker, Nick

Summary: "At the midpoint of the twentieth century, Sir Winston Churchill called the United States "this gigantic capitalist organization, with its vast and superabundant productive power." The dollar reigned supreme and Pittsburgh and Detroit were at the summit of their power and prestige. From Washington, American statesmen sought to guide the destiny of nations. Victorious in the elections of 1948,...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Basic Books 2023

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Summary: Let us...brace ourselves to our duties and so bear ourselves that, if the British Empire and its Commonwealth last for a thousand years, men will say, 'This was their finest hour.' -Winston Churchill Items in this compilation include, * Churchill's speech given at Guildhall, London, on 2/23/40 at a luncheon held in honor of the crews of the Exeter and the Ajax after their victory during the...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 1990

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Wheen, Francis.

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Publisher / Publication Date: BBS/PublicAffairs 2010

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Summary: Current Affairs is a magazine of politics and the arts, filled with sophisticated news analysis and biting satire. Showcasing some of the country's best contemporary writers, we bring a sharp critical eye to the absurdities of modern American life.

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Publisher / Publication Date: 2016

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Doyle, Don Harrison

Summary: When Abraham Lincoln delivered the Gettysburg Address in 1863, he had broader aims than simply rallying a war-weary nation. Lincoln realized that the Civil War had taken on a wider significance-that all of Europe and Latin America was watching to see whether the United States, a beleaguered model of democracy, would indeed 'perish from the earth.' In The Cause of All Nations, distinguished...

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: 2015

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Summary: This Universal newsreel focuses on life in post-World War II Japan. In the midst of black markets and inflationary prices, life for the average Japanese is grim and barren. Rebuilding homes and harvesting meager crops keep some healthy and housed, but many have to tighten their belts.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2010

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