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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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Call number: 2020-12
Call number: 2021-01/02

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

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: 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 Non-fiction, 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...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Zeihan on Geopolitics 2016

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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1 available in Reference, Call number: R 910.3 CIA

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

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

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.

Format: text

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

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

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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...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2019

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

Levenson, Eleanor

Summary: How do you sum up world politics in just 100 words? This striking book takes on the challenge! From activist to wealth, each of the carefully chosen 100 words has its own 100-word long description and beautiful illustration, providing a thoughtful, unbiased introduction to key political terms and ideas to help the young (and not so young) get to grips with the subject. Basically, everything you...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: words & pictures 2020

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 320.014 LEV

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: There is no accurate way to fully describe a battle that occurs in a time of war. This is the premise of this episode of the U.S. Army’s The Big Picture television series. Set in the rugged terrain of the Korean peninsula, this video from the National Archives and Records Administration compares a news bulletin from a daily paper to the actual fire-power versus manpower fight between the...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2007

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Summary: This Universal newsreel focuses on two topics, as follows. Reel 1, Faced with the most serious labor stoppage in its history, the U.S. is hard hit by a strike of railroad men. Reel 2, In Nanking, U.S. Chief of Staff Eisenhower receives a gala welcome as he visits China's leader during his tour of U.S. Far Eastern bases. Later, in Tokyo, he meets General MacArthur and reviews an 8th Army parade.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2010

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