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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 Collection, Call number: YA 909 COL

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

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...

Format: text

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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1 available in Young Adult Collection, Call number: YA 909 POS

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

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

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2013

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

Haass, Richard.

Summary: "A rising China, climate change, terrorism, a nuclear Iran, a turbulent Middle East, and a reckless North Korea present serious challenges to our national security. But the biggest threat to the United States comes not from abroad-but from within. Burgeoning deficit and debt, crumbling infrastructure, second class schools, and an outdated immigration system have resulted in a country less...

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Publisher / Publication Date: 2013

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

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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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 909 MIS

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

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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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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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 327.09 HED

Sheehan, Sean

Summary: Discusses the principal causes and events of the Cold War, the period between 1945 to 1991 when the United States and the Soviet Union kept each other in check through mutual fear and distrust, and considers what the outcome might have been had different decisions been made at crucial points during this time.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Smart Apple Media 2003

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1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J 909.825 Sheehan

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...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2012

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

Wheen, Francis.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: BBS/PublicAffairs 2010

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 909.827 WHE

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...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 1990

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Summary: World War II - "ABCs of War" Alphabetical list of the terms which helped to win the war with visual descriptions of them and appropriate poem.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 1946

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Summary: This episode from the U.S. Army’s The Big Picture television series, narrated by motion picture, stage, and television star Henry Fonda, turns its attention to the soldiers of the Special Forces. Viewers will find this video from the National Archives and Records Administration entertaining and informative as they see the rigorous, demanding training at the Special Warfare Center in Fort Bragg,...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2008

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Summary: This Universal newsreel focuses on the atom bomb test at Bikini Atoll. Universal Newsreel, in cooperation with the U.S. Army and Navy, presents "Operation Crossroads," a film that shows in dramatic detail the various phases of an epochal A-bomb experiment--from takeoff to the awful blast that destroyed or damaged more than half the ships in Bikini Lagoon. The motion picture spectacle of all time!

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Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2010

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Summary: This Universal newsreel focuses on Philippines sovereignty. At the transfer of sovereignty for an independent republic of the Philippines on July 4, President Manuel Rojas, U.S. Ambassador Paul Vories McNutt, and General Douglas MacArthur are present.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2010

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Summary: This Universal newsreel focuses on five topics, as follows. Reel 1, Two record DC-4 airplane crashes leave a total of 94 people dead. Reel 2, Anzio heroes are honored at a Memorial Day ceremony. Reel 3, Displaced Polish women arrive in Montreal to work, while a group of Yugoslav refugees are repatriated to their homeland. Reel 4, Phalanx wins the 79th running of the Belmont Stakes horse race!...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2010

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Summary: This Universal newsreel focuses on seven topics, as follows. Reel 1, U.S. arctic radar defenses are rushed in Operation DEW Line--"they will sound the first alarm should air attack come." Reel 2, First films of the Northrop Snark intercontinental guided missile. Reel 3, President Eisenhower presents the Young American Medal to Patricia Ann Strickland, for bravery. Reel 4, The 75th diamond...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2010

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Summary: This Universal newsreel focuses on two topics, as follows. Reel 1, Ike reassures the nation that Russia's satellite success with Sputnik does not indicate a lag in U.S. rocket research. Reel 2, Ike decorates outgoing Defense Secretary Wilson with the Medal of Freedom.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2010

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