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            The Revolutionary Constitution
             

            The Revolutionary Constitution (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Bodenhamer, David J.

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            The framers of the Constitution chose their words carefully when they wrote of a more perfect uniona"not absolutely perfect, but with room for improvement. Indeed, we no longer operate under the same Constitution as that ratified in 1788, or even the one completed by the Bill of ...Rights in 1791a"because we are no longer the same nation.In The Revolutionary Constitution, David J. Bodenhamer provides a comprehensive new look at America's basic law, integrating the latest legal scholarship with historical context to highlight how it has evolved over time. The Constitution, he notes, was the product of the first modern revolution, and revolutions are, by definition, moments when the past shifts toward an unfamiliar future, one radically different from what was foreseen only a brief time earlier. In seeking to balance power and liberty, the framers established a structure that would allow future generations to continually readjust the scale. Bodenhamer explores this dynamic through seven major constitutional themes: federalism, balance of powers, property, representation, equality, rights, and security. With each, he takes a historical approach, following their changes over time. For example, the framers wrote multiple protections for property rights into the Constitution in response to actions by state governments after the Revolution. But twentieth-century courtsa"and Congressa"redefined property rights through measures such as zoning and the designation of historical landmarks (diminishing their commercial value) in response to the needs of a modern economy. The framers anticipated just such a future reworking of their own compromises between liberty and power.With up-to-the-minute legal expertise and a broad grasp of the social and political context, this book is a tour de force of Constitutional history and analysis.
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            ISBN 9780199360444
            Released NZ 26 Dec 2013
            Publisher Oxford University Press (S1)
            Interest Age 19+ years
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            Urban Policy in the Time of Obama
             

            Urban Policy in the Time of Obama (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            Edited by DeFilippis, James; Afterword by Johnson, Cedric

            With his background as a community organizer and as a state legislator representing Chicago s South Side, Barack Obama became America s most urban president since Teddy Roosevelt. But what has been his record in dealing with the issues most impacting our metropolitan areas today?... Looking past the current administration, what are the future prospects of the nation s cities, and how have they been shaped by our policies in this century? Seeking to answer these questions, Urban Policy in the Time of Obama s contributors explore a broad range of policy arenas that shape, both directly and indirectly, metropolitan areas and urbanization processes.This volume reveals the Obama administration s surprisingly limited impact on cities, through direct policy initiatives such as Strong Cities, Strong Communities, Promise Neighborhoods, and Choice Neighborhood Initiatives. There has been greater impact with broader policies that shape urban life and governance, including immigration reform, education, and health care.Closing with Cedric Johnson s afterword, Baltimore, the Policing Crisis, and the End of the Obama Era illuminating the Black Lives Matter movement and what its broader social context says about city governance in our times Urban Policy in the Time of Obama finds that most of the dominant policies and policy regimes of recent years have fallen short of easing the ills of America s cities, and calls for a more equitable and just urban policy regime.Contributors: Rachel G Bratt, Tufts University; Christine Thurlow Brenner, University of Massachusetts Boston; Karen Chapple, University of California, Berkeley; James Fraser, Vanderbilt University; Edward G. Goetz, University of Minnesota; Dan Immergluck, Georgia Tech; Amy T. Khare, University of Chicago; Robert W. Lake, Rutgers University; Pauline Lipman, University of Illinois at Chicago; Lorraine C. Minnite, Rutgers University-Camden; Kathe Newman, Rutgers University; Deirdre Oakley, Georgia State University; Frances Fo
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            ISBN 9780816696598
            Publisher Misc - NewSouth
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            Series Globalization and Community
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            Hostile Takeover: Resisting Centralized Government's Stranglehold on America

            Hostile Takeover: Resisting Centralized Government's Stranglehold on America (Paperback)

            By Kibbe, Matt

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            Hostile Takeover is essential reading for anyone looking to understand how individual freedom can prevail in a world of decentralized information. Matt Kibbe and this book provide us all with a roadmap on how to take back our lives, liberties, and responsibilities. --Glenn Beck M...att Kibbe, the high-profile leader of FreedomWorks--who Geraldo Rivera calls a warrior for the cause of limited government --now offers an intelligent, aggressively argued attack on the American federal government machine in Washington, D.C. In Hostile Takeover, Kibbe, co-author of the #1 bestseller Give Us Liberty, provides a blueprint for resisting centralized government's stranglehold on America, in order to return the nation to the more workable system our Founding Fathers originally intended.
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            ISBN 9780062196026
            Released NZ 1 Feb 2013
            Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
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            The Operators: The Wild and Terrifying Inside Story of America's War in Afghanistan

            The Operators: The Wild and Terrifying Inside Story of America's War in Afghanistan (Paperback, Digital original)

            By Hastings, Michael

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            Six rollercoaster weeks that brought down America's top general by the ROLLING STONE journalist who broke the story.

            ISBN 9780753829387
            Released NZ 26 Feb 2013
            Publisher Orion Publishing
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            Newtown: An American Tragedy
             

            Newtown: An American Tragedy (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Lysiak, Matthew

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            Paperback of the first comprehensive account of the Sandy Hook tragedy that will set the record straight on the horrific events of December 14, 2014

            ISBN 9781476753751
            Publisher Simon & Schuster
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            Access to History: Civil Rights in the USA 1945-68

            Access to History: Civil Rights in the USA 1945-68 (Paperback)

            By Sanders, Vivienne

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            Revised and updated for the 2008 Edexcel and AQA AS specifications

            ISBN 9780340965832
            Released NZ 27 Jun 2008
            Publisher Hodder Education
            Interest Age 19+ years
            Series Access to History
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            Things That Matter: Three Decades of Passions, Pastimes and Politics

            Things That Matter: Three Decades of Passions, Pastimes and Politics (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Krauthammer, Charles

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            Selected essays previously published in various periodicals and journals.

            ISBN 9780385349192
            Released NZ 15 May 2015
            Publisher Random House
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            Unprecedented: The Election That Changed Everything

            Unprecedented: The Election That Changed Everything (Hardback)

            By Lake, Thomas; Edited by Enda, Jodi

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            Unprecedented's second printing features a new cover for the inauguration, with an exclusive portrait of the president-elect.Packed with exclusive photojournalism and new revelations straight from the front lines, Unprecedented: The Election That Changed Everything chronicles the... most hard- fought and newsworthy election of our time. The book tells the full story of the 2016 U.S. presidential campaign, as a Republican field of seventeen candidates battled it out until one remained: a blustery billionaire and reality TV star with no respect for the rules of politics and no fear of offending people. Across the aisle, Democrats witnessed a showdown between an unlikely populist hero in Sen. Bernie Sanders and the more well-known establishment candidate, Hillary Clinton, who was hobbled by scandal in her second attempt to become America's first woman president.The first-ever book from CNN Politics, Unprecedented unleashes new reporting on every jab between a major party's first female presidential nominee and a political neophyte who many discounted. Featuring a foreword by CNN's chief Washington correspondent, Jake Tapper, and an introduction by historian Douglas Brinkley, Unprecedented reveals new insight and emotion while telling a story that will change America forever.Authored by top CNN writer Thomas Lake and edited by award-winning veteran political reporter Jodi Enda, Unprecedented is filled with exclusive photos, commentary and insights from some of CNN's greatest contributors, including author Carl Bernstein, correspondent Brian Stelter and Pulitzer Prize-winning photographer David Hume Kennerly. Together, their work makes this book the ultimate way to feel and understand the epic event it chronicles, an election like no other.
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            ISBN 9781595910967
            Released NZ 1 Jan 2017
            Publisher Misc - NewSouth
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            The End of Loyalty: The Rise and Fall of Good Jobs in America

            The End of Loyalty: The Rise and Fall of Good Jobs in America (Hardback)

            By Wartzman, Rick

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            Through the stories of four iconic American companies, The End of Loyalty traces the history of the social contract between companies and their employees--and shows how it has been ripped apart.

            ISBN 9781586489144
            Released NZ 11 Jul 2017
            Publisher Misc - Alliance Distribution
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            Test by Fire: The War Presidency of George W. Bush
              

            Test by Fire: The War Presidency of George W. Bush (Paperback)

            By Swansbrough, R.

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            Examines the successes and failures of George W Bush as a War President. This book assesses the administration's decisions in the war on terror and President Bush's vision of creating a democratic Middle East.

            ISBN 9780230601000
            Publisher Palgrave Macmillan
            Interest Age 19+ years
            Series The Evolving American Presidency
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