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Book Cover: Across That Bridge: A Vision for Change and the Future of America

Across That Bridge: A Vision for Change and the Future of America

Author: JOHN LEWIS

ISBN: 9780316510936

Now in paperback, with a new introduction by Congressman John Lewis, ACROSS THAT BRIDGE is the winner of the NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Literary Work/Biography. In turbulent times Americans look to the Civil Rights Movement as the apotheosis of political expression. As we confront questions of social inequality there's...

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Book Cover: The Peacemakers: Leadership Lessons from Twentieth-Century Statesmanship

The Peacemakers: Leadership Lessons from Twentieth-Century Statesmanship

Author: BRUCE W JENTLESON

ISBN: 9780393249569

In the twentieth century, great leaders played vital roles in making the world a fairer and more peaceful place. How did they do it? What lessons can be drawn for the twenty-first-century global agenda?Those questions are at the heart of The Peacemakers, a kind of global edition of John F...

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Book Cover: The Woman's Hour: The Great Fight to Win the Vote

The Woman's Hour: The Great Fight to Win the Vote

Author: ELAINE F WEISS

ISBN: 9780525429722

The nail-biting climax of one of the greatest political battles in American history: the ratification of the constitutional amendment that granted women the right to vote. "Anyone interested in the history of our country's ongoing fight to put its founding values into practice--as well as those seeking the roots of...

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Book Cover: Just a Journalist: On the Press, Life, and the Spaces Between

Just a Journalist: On the Press, Life, and the Spaces Between

Author: Linda Greenhouse

ISBN: 9780674980334

In this timely book, a Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter trains an autobiographical lens on a moment of remarkable transition in American journalism. Just a few years ago, the mainstream press was wrestling with whether labeling waterboarding as torture violated important norms of neutrality and objectivity. Now, major American newspapers regularly call...

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Book Cover: Quilts Presidential and Patriotic

Quilts Presidential and Patriotic

Author: Sue Reich

ISBN: 9780764350412

Throughout our country'shistory, quiltmakers have honored America's presidents in theirquiltmaking. Featuring more than 330 images with insightful explanations, this book looks at the presidential quilts and patriotic quilts that have been made by American quilters. From the presidencies of George Washington through Barack Obama, the quilts -- along with intriguing...

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Book Cover: We Wear the Mask: 15 True Stories of Passing in America

We Wear the Mask: 15 True Stories of Passing in America

Author: Brando Skyhorse

ISBN: 9780807078983

Fifteen writers reveal their diverse experiences with passing - including racial, ethnic, sexual orientation, gender, and economic forms of passing.American history is filled with innumerable examples of "passing." Why do people pass? The reasons are manifold: opportunity, access, safety, adventure, agency, fear, trauma, shame. Some pass to advance themselves or...

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Book Cover: Handcuffed: What Holds Policing Back, and the Keys to Reform

Handcuffed: What Holds Policing Back, and the Keys to Reform

Author: Malcolm K Sparrow

ISBN: 9780815727811

The current crisis in policing can be traced to failures of reform."Sparrow surely is right to condemn policing directed only at crime rates rather than community satisfaction." -The New York Times Book ReviewIn the past two years, America has witnessed incendiary milestones in the poor relations between police and the...

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Book Cover: How America Got Its Guns: A History of the Gun Violence Crisis

How America Got Its Guns: A History of the Gun Violence Crisis

Author: William Briggs

ISBN: 9780826358134

In the United States more than thirty thousand deaths each year can be attributed to firearms. This book on the history of guns in America examines the Second Amendment and the laws and court cases it has spawned. The author's thorough and objective account shows the complexities of the issue...

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Book Cover: Policing the Black Man: Arrest, Prosecution, and Imprisonment

Policing the Black Man: Arrest, Prosecution, and Imprisonment

Author: Angela J Davis

ISBN: 9781101871270

A comprehensive, readable analysis of the key issues of the BlackLivesMatter movement, this thought-provoking and compelling anthology features essays by some of the nation's most influential and respected criminal justice experts and legal scholars. Contributing authors include Bryan Stevenson (Director of the Equal Justice Institute, NYU Law Professor, and author...

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Book Cover: Politics of Big Fantasy

Politics of Big Fantasy

Author: John C McDowell

ISBN: 9781476618203

Bringing critical attention to a particular set of science fiction and fantasy films--Larry and Andy Wachowskis The Matrix, George Lucas Star Wars saga, and Joss Whedons Avengers--this book utilizes a wide-ranging set of critical tools to illuminate their political ideologies, while also examining any resistant and complicating turns or byways...

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Book Cover: Microtrends Squared: The New Small Forces Driving the Big Disruptions Today

Microtrends Squared: The New Small Forces Driving the Big Disruptions Today

Author: Mark Penn

ISBN: 9781501179914

Ten years after his bestseller Microtrends, Mark Penn identifies the next wave of trends reshaping the future of business, culture, and politics.Mark Penn has boldly argued that the future is not shaped by society's broad, general forces but by quiet changes within narrow slices of the population. He showed ten...

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Book Cover: Captured: The Corporate Infiltration of American Democracy

Captured: The Corporate Infiltration of American Democracy

Author: Sheldon Whitehouse

ISBN: 9781620972076

In Captured, U.S. Senator and former federal prosecutor Sheldon Whitehouse offers an eye-opening take on what corporate influence looks like today from the Senate Floor, adding a first-hand perspective to Jane Mayer's Dark Money. Americans know something is wrong in their government. Senator Whitehouse combines history, legal scholarship, and personal...

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Book Cover: RE–USA: 20 American Stories of Adaptive Reuse: A Toolkit for Post-Industrial Cities

RE–USA: 20 American Stories of Adaptive Reuse: A Toolkit for Post-Industrial Cities

Author: Matteo Robiglio

ISBN: 9783868594737

Featuring case studies in Philadelphia, Washington DC, Pittsburgh, Chicago, Detroit and New York, RE USA offers inspiration and guidance for how cities can use their industrial legacies for innovative developmentAs the global economy has changed over the past decades, it has left an architectural legacy of abandoned factories, warehouses and...

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