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            American history: postwar, from c 1945 -

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            The Firecracker Boys: H-Bombs, Inupiat Eskimos, and the Roots of the Environmental Movement
             

            The Firecracker Boys: H-Bombs, Inupiat Eskimos, and the Roots of the Environmental Movement (Trade Paperback / Paperback, First Trade Paper Edition)

            By O'Neill, Dan

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            Tells the story of the US government's arrogance and deception, and the brave people who fought against it - launching America's environmental movement.

            ISBN 9780465003488
            Released NZ 6 Nov 2007
            Publisher Misc - Alliance Distribution
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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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            When We Fight, We Win: Twenty-First-Century Social Movements and the Activists That Are Transforming Our World
             

            When We Fight, We Win: Twenty-First-Century Social Movements and the Activists That Are Transforming Our World (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Jobin-Leeds, Greg; Designed by AgitArte

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            Same-sex marriage, #BlackLivesMatter, the Dream Act, the People's Climate March, End the New Jim Crow, Occupy Wall Street-these are just a few of the initiatives that have taken flight in the past decade, the most fertile and productive era of activism and reform this country has... seen since the 1960s. Now, in a visually rich and deeply inspiring book, movement leaders and activists distill their wisdom, sharing lessons of what works and what hinders transformative social change. Weaving together interviews with today's most successful activists-from Bill McKibben and Clayton Thomas Muller to Karen Lewis, Rinku Sen, Ai-jen Poo, Favianna Rodriguez, Rea Carey, Gaby Pacheco, Patrice Collins, and more-with narrative recountings of strategies and campaigns alongside full-color photos and an afterword by Antonia Darder, social activist Greg Jobin-Leeds joins forces with AgitArte, an organization of artists and organizers, to document the stories, philosophy, tactics, and art of today's leading social change movements. Beautifully packaged in a wonderfully affordable paperback edition, When We Fight, We Win! will allow a whole generation of readers to celebrate and benefit from a remarkable decade of activism and reform. --
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            ISBN 9781620970935
            Released NZ 1 Apr 2016
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            The Seventies: The Great Shift In American Culture, Society, And Politics
              

            The Seventies: The Great Shift In American Culture, Society, And Politics (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Schulman, Bruce

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            This is a history of the 1970s that contends that the decade's politics, culture and social and religious upheaval was a defining moment in American history - and crucial in creating the world of the early 21st century. It reconstructs high and low culture, public events and priv...ate lives.
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            ISBN 9780306811265
            Publisher Hachette
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            The President's Devotional: The Daily Readings That Inspired President Obama

            The President's Devotional: The Daily Readings That Inspired President Obama (Hardback)

            By DuBois, Joshua

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            ISBN 9780062265289
            Released NZ 7 Nov 2013
            Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
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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)
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            A Brief History of the Future: A Brave and Controversial Look at the Twenty-First Century

            A Brief History of the Future: A Brave and Controversial Look at the Twenty-First Century (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Attali, Jacques; Translated by Leggatt, Jeremy

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            Brilliant and provocative. . . . His conclusions will be as controversial as they are difficult to dismiss. -Henry Kissinger

            ISBN 9781611450132
            Released NZ 1 Jul 2011
            Publisher Skyhorse Publishing
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            Life Happens: And Other Unavoidable Truths
             

            Life Happens: And Other Unavoidable Truths (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Schultz, Connie

            From the 2005 Pulitzer Prize--winning columnist Connie Schultz comes fresh, clever, insightful commentary on life today: love, politics, social issues, family, and much, much more. In the tradition of Anna Quindlen, Molly Ivins, and Erma Bombeck, but with a distinctive voice and ...sensibility all her own, Connie Schultz comes out of the heartland of America to get you seeing, feeling, and thinking more deeply about the lives we lead today. You might spot someone you know in the stories here, writes Connie. Maybe you'll even find a glimpse of yourself. Yes, each of us is unique, but life happens in ways that bind us like Gorilla Glue. In Life Happens, Connie shares sharp, passionate observations, winning our hearts with personal thoughts on a wide range of topics, from finding love in middle age to the meaning behind her father's lunch pail, from single motherhood, to who really gets the tips you leave and why as the war in Iraq, race relations, gay marriage, and wwhy women don't vote. In a more humorous vein, Connie shares her mother's advice on men ( Don't marry him until you see how he treats the waitress ) and warns men everywhere against using the dreaded f-word (it's not the one you think). Along the way, Connie introduces us to the heroic people who populate our world and shows us how just one person can make a difference. Charming, provocative, funny, and perceptive, Life Happens gives us, for the first time, Connie Schultz's celebrated commentary in one irresistible volume. Life Happens challenges us to be more open and alive to others and to the world around us. From the Hardcover edition.
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            ISBN 9780812975680
            Publisher Random House
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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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            The Chief Justiceship of Warren Burger, 1969-1986
             

            The Chief Justiceship of Warren Burger, 1969-1986 (Hardback)

            By Maltz, Earl M.

            A summary and analysis of the Supreme Court's impact on American law and government during the tenureship of Warren Burger. Earl M. Maltz contends that in many areas of constitutional law the Burger Court produced the most liberal jurisprudence in history.

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            Publisher Inbooks
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