New Arrivals · Politics

December 7, 2016
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

Hate spin : the manufacture of religious offense and its threat to democracy

December 6, 2016
George, Cherian, author.
xviii, 308 pages ; 24 cm.
Hate spin as politics by other means -- By what rules?: Human rights and religious authority -- God, Google, and the globalization of offendedness -- India: Narendra Modi and the harnessing of hate -- Indonesia: Democracy tested amid rising religious intolerance -- United States: Exceptional freedoms, fabricated fears -- Pushing back, through media and civil society -- Assertive pluralism for a world of irreducible diversity.
In the United States, elements of the religious right fuel fears of an existential Islamic threat, spreading anti-Muslim rhetoric into mainstream politics. In Indonesia, Muslim absolutists urge suppression of churches and minority sects, fostering a climate of rising intolerance. In India, Narendra Modi's radical supporters instigate communal riots and academic censorship in pursuit of their Hindu nationalist vision. Outbreaks of religious intolerance are usually assumed to be visceral and spontaneous. But in Hate Spin, Cherian George shows that they often involve sophisticated campaigns manufactured by political opportunists to mobilize supporters and marginalize opponents. Right-wing networks orchestrate the giving of offense and the taking of offense as instruments of identity politics, exploiting democratic space to promote agendas that undermine democratic values. George calls this strategy "hate spin" -- a double-sided technique that combines hate speech (incitement through vilification) with manufactured offense-taking (the performing of righteous indignation). It is deployed in societies as diverse as Buddhist Myanmar and Orthodox Christian Russia. George looks at the world's three largest democracies, where intolerant groups within India's Hindu right, America's Christian right, and Indonesia's Muslim right are all accomplished users of hate spin. He also shows how the Internet and Google have opened up new opportunities for cross-border hate spin. George argues that governments must protect vulnerable communities by prohibiting calls to action that lead directly to discrimination and violence. But laws that try to protect believers' feelings against all provocative expression invariably backfire. They arm hate spin agents' offense-taking campaigns with legal ammunition. Anti-discrimination laws and a commitment to religious equality will protect communities more meaningfully than misguided attempts to insulate them from insult.

Public faith in action : how to think carefully, engage wisely, and vote with integrity

December 6, 2016
Volf, Miroslav, author.
xiii, 240 pages ; 23 cm
Christ the center and norm -- Christ, the spirit, and flourishing -- Reading in contexts -- Wealth -- The environment -- Education -- Work and rest -- Poverty -- Borrowing and lending -- Marriage and family -- New life -- Health and sickness -- Aging life -- Ending life -- Migration -- Policing -- Punishment -- War -- Torture -- Freedom of religion (and irreligion) -- Courage -- Humility -- Justice -- Respect -- Compassion.
Christian citizens have a responsibility to make political and ethical judgments in light of their faith and to participate in the public lives of their communities -- from their local neighborhoods to the national scene. But it can be difficult to discern who to vote for, which policies to support, and how to respond to the social and cultural trends of our time. This nonpartisan handbook offers Christians practical guidance for thinking through complicated public issues and faithfully following Jesus as citizens of their countries. The book focuses on enduring Christian commitments that should guide readers in their judgments and encourages legitimate debate among Christians over how to live out core values. The book also includes lists of resources for further reflection in each chapter and "room for debate" questions to consider.

The worst president in history : the legacy of Barack Obama

December 2, 2016
Margolis, Matt, author.
287 pages ; 22 cm
Domestic issues -- Personal corruption -- The economy -- The great divider -- Foreign policy : general -- Bully tactics -- Administration corruption -- Civil liberties -- Obamacare -- Radical Islam -- Conclusions.
"As Barack Obama's presidential failures keep adding up, remembering them all can be a challenge. [The authors] have compiled everything you need to know about the presidency of Barack Obama (so far) into one book. Now you can easily find all the information that was ignored by the media and that Barack Obama would like you to forget. Did Barack Obama really save this country from another Great Depression? Did he really improve our country's image around the world, or unite America? What about the new era of post-partisanship and government transparency? Did he really expand health coverage while lowering costs and cutting taxes? [This book] compiles 200 inconvenient truths about Obama's presidency--the facts that will shape his legacy: His real record on the economy; the disaster that is Obamacare; his shocking abuses of taxpayer dollars; his bitterly divisive style of governing; his shameless usurping of the Constitution; his scandals and cover ups; his policy failures at home and abroad; the unprecedented expansion of government power...and more"

Black Republicans and the transformation of the GOP

December 1, 2016
Farrington, Joshua D., 1984- author.
Philadelphia : University of Pennsylvania Press, [2016]
viii, 311 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Farewell to the party of Lincoln? : black Republicans in the New Deal era -- Flirting with Republicans : black voters in the 1950s -- Bit by bit : civil rights and the Eisenhower administration -- Ye cannot serve both God and Mammon : the 1960 presidential campaign -- Somebody had to stay and fight : black Republicans and the rise of the Right -- Fighting the enemy within : black Republicans in the wake of Goldwater -- A piece of the action : black capitalism and the Nixon administration -- Not a silent minority : black Republicans in the 1970s.
"Reflecting on his fifty-year effort to steer the Grand Old Party toward black voters, Memphis power broker George W. Lee declared, "Somebody had to stay in the Republican Party and fight." As Joshua Farrington recounts in his comprehensive history, Lee was one of many black Republican leaders who remained loyal after the New Deal inspired black voters to switch their allegiance from the "party of Lincoln" to the Democrats." --Publisher

Twenty-six seconds : a personal history of the Zapruder film

November 29, 2016
Zapruder, Alexandra, author.
viii, 472 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : chiefly colored illustrations ; 24 cm
Prologue: Home movie -- Assassination -- Exposure -- First glimpses -- All rights to LIFE -- Images in print -- Mounting pressure -- Court cases and bootlegs -- LIFE's dilemma -- The Eternal Frame and the endless debates -- The floodgates open -- JFK: the movie and the Assassination Records Act -- To take or not to take the film -- A final firestorm -- Arbitration and resolution -- Epilogue: Public and private legacy.
The family story behind Abraham Zapruder's film footage of the Kennedy assassination and its lasting impact, told by Zapruder's granddaughter, draws on personal records and previously sealed archive sources to trace the film's role in the media, courts, government, and arts community.--Adapted from book jacket.

Brother Bill : President Clinton and the politics of race and class

November 28, 2016
Carter, Daryl A., author.
xi, 322 pages : 23 cm
Includes bibliographical reference (pages 287-300) and index.

A very English scandal : sex, lies and a murder plot in the houses of Parliament

November 28, 2016
Preston, John, 1953- author.
New York : Other Press, 2016.
xi, 339 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm
A dinner at the House of Commons -- The postcard -- The eye of Urse -- Bunnies -- Mr Bessell goes to Dublin -- The creature -- This filthy subject -- Bessell pulls another rabbit out of his hat -- The blessings of family life -- Two pledges -- Unexpected developments -- A happy and joyous occasion -- Shooting a sick dog -- The ultimate solution -- Doomed -- Back to Black -- The price of a peerage -- From bad to worse -- Big swamp -- A death unforeseen -- A simple plan -- Things fall apart -- Bessellised -- The man from Canada -- Death on the moor -- Vive les trois mousequetaires! -- A bloody mess -- Damned lies -- Judas -- Ice cold in Minehead -- Waiting in the wings -- Overture and beginners -- Ripped to shreds -- The greatest show on earth -- The judgements of Cantley -- Awkward bows -- Postscript.
"A behind-the-scenes look at the desperate, scandalous private life of a British member of Parliament and champion manipulator, and the history-making trial that exposed his dirty secrets to the world. As a member of Parliament and leader of the Liberal Party in the 1960s and 70s, Jeremy Thorpe's bad behavior snuck under the radar for years. Police and politicians alike colluded to protect one of their own. At the start of the 1970s, Thorpe was the most popular and charismatic politician in the country, poised to hold the balance of power in a coalition government. But Jeremy Thorpe was a man with a secret. His homosexual affairs and harassment of past partners--as well as his propensity for lying and embezzlement--only escalated as he evaded punishment. Until a dark night on the moor with an ex-lover, a dog, and a hired gun led to consequences that even his charm and power couldn't help him escape. Thorpe's climactic trial at the Old Bailey in London was immediately dubbed the 'Trial of the Century.' It was the first time that a leading British politician had stood trial on a murder charge. It was the first time that a murder plot had been hatched in the House of Commons. And it was the first time that a prominent public figure had been exposed as a philandering gay man, in an era when homosexuality had only just become legal. By the time the trial was over, Britain would never be the same again"--Provided by publisher.


November 23, 2016
Russell, Mark, 1971- author.
Burbank, CA : DC Comics, [2016]-
volumes : chiefly color illustrations ; 26 cm
Writers and artists vary between volumes.
Originally published in single magazine form.
v. 1. Corndog-in-chief -- [v. 2] The first teen president

Countdown to Pearl Harbor : the twelve days to the attack

November 21, 2016
Twomey, Steve, author.
xiv, 365 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : maps, illustrations ; 24 cm
Maps on lining pages.
Preface: the boys at Opana -- An end, a beginning -- Hitokappu's secret -- The Admiral Chief of the Pacific Fleet -- Betty -- It doesn't mean us -- Machine gun short -- Ambassador Joe and President Frank -- Their mail, opened and read -- The talents of Nippon -- The ships that were not there -- The smoke of secrets -- A time to look -- Out of their depth -- Your Majesty -- Dinner at the Halekulani -- From the vacant sea.
"In Washington, DC, in late November 1941, admirals composed the most ominous message in US Navy history to warn Hawaii of possible danger--but they wrote it too vaguely. They thought precautions were being taken, but never checked to be sure. ln a small office at Pearl Harbor, overlooking the battleships, the commander of the Pacific Fleet tried to assess whether the threat was real. His intelligence unit had lost track of Japan's biggest aircraft carriers, but assumed they were resting in a port far away. Besides, the admiral thought Pearl was too shallow for torpedoes; he hadn't even put up a barrier. As he fretted, a Japanese spy was counting the warships in the harbor and reporting to Tokyo. There were false assumptions and racist ones, misunderstandings, infighting, and ego clashes. Through remarkable characters and impeccable detail, Pulitzer Prize winner Steve Twomey shows how careless decisions and blinkered beliefs gave birth to colossal failure. But he tells the story with compassion and a wise understanding of why people--even smart, experienced, talented people--look down at their feet when they should be scanning the sky. The brilliance of Countdown to Pearl Harbor is in its elegant prose and taut focus, turning the lead-up to the most infamous day in American history into a ticking-time-bomb thriller. Never before has a story you thought you knew proven so impossible to put down."--Dust jacket.

Karl Marx : greatness and illusion

November 21, 2016
Stedman Jones, Gareth, author.
Cambridge, Massachusetts : The Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 2016.
xvii, 750 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, maps, portraits ; 24 cm
"First published by Penguin Books Ltd, London."--Title page verso
Prologue: the making of an icon, 1883-1920 -- Fathers and sons: the ambiguities of becoming a Prussian -- The lawyer, the poet and the lover -- Berlin and the approaching twilight of the gods -- Rebuilding the polis: reason takes on the Christian state -- The alliance of those who think and those who suffer: Paris, 1844 -- Exile in Brussels, 1845-8 -- The approach of revolution: the problem about Germany -- The mid-century revolutions -- London -- The critique of political economy -- Capital, social democracy and the International -- Back to the future.
As much a portrait of his time as a biography of the man, Karl Marx: Greatness and Illusion returns the author of Das Kapital to his nineteenth-century world, before twentieth-century inventions transformed him into Communism's patriarch and fierce lawgiver. Gareth Stedman Jones depicts an era dominated by extraordinary challenges and new notions about God, human capacities, empires, and political systems--and, above all, the shape of the future. In the aftermath of the Battle of Waterloo, a Europe-wide argument began about the industrial transformation of England, the Revolution in France, and the hopes and fears generated by these occurrences. Would the coming age belong to those enthralled by the revolutionary events and ideas that had brought this world into being, or would its inheritors be those who feared and loathed it? Stedman Jones gives weight not only to Marx's views but to the views of those with whom he contended. He shows that Marx was as buffeted as anyone else living through a period that both confirmed and confounded his interpretations--and that ultimately left him with terrible intimations of failure. Karl Marx allows the reader to understand Marx's milieu and development, and makes sense of the devastating impact of new ways of seeing the world conjured up by Kant, Hegel, Feuerbach, Ricardo, Saint-Simon, and others. We come to understand how Marx transformed and adapted their philosophies into ideas that would have--through twists and turns inconceivable to him--an overwhelming impact across the globe in the twentieth century.-- Provided by publisher

Crazy is the new normal

November 18, 2016
Tomorrow, Tom, 1961- author.
133 pages : chiefly color illustrations ; 22 cm
Originally published weekly as This modern world.

A nation without borders : the United States and its world in an age of civil wars, 1830-1910

November 16, 2016
Hahn, Steven, 1951- author.
x, 596 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm.
Empire and union. Borderlands ; Slavery and political culture ; Markets, money, and class ; Continentalism ; Border wars ; Death of a Union -- Nation and empire. Birth of a nation ; Defining a nation-state ; Capitalism ; Imperial arms ; Alternative paths ; Reconstructions ; Revolution, war, and the borders of power.
"In this ambitious story of American imperial expansion and capitalist development, Pulitzer Prize-winning historian Steven Hahn takes on the conventional histories of the nineteenth century and offers a perspective that will be as enduring as it is controversial."--Dust jacket.

Black elephants in the room : the unexpected politics of African American Republicans

November 9, 2016
Fields, Corey, author.
Oakland, California : University of California Press, [2016]
x, 282 pages ; 22 cm
"George Gund Foundation imprint in African American studies."
From many to few -- Beyond Uncle Tom -- Race doesn't matter -- Black power through conservative principles -- Like crabs in a barrel -- Whither the Republican Party.
"What do you think of when you hear about an African American Republican? Are they heroes fighting against the expectation that all blacks must vote democratic? Are they Uncle Toms or sellouts, serving as traitors to their race? What is it really like to be a black person in the Republican Party? Black Elephants in the Room considers how race structures the political behavior of African American Republicans and discusses the dynamic relationship between race and political behavior in the purported 'post-racial' context of US politics. Drawing on vivid first-person accounts, the book sheds light on the different ways black identity structures African Americans' membership in the Republican Party. Moving past rhetoric and politics, we begin to see the everyday people working to reconcile their commitment to black identity with their belief in Republican principles. And at the end, we learn the importance of understanding both the meanings African Americans attach to racial identity and the political contexts in which those meanings are developed and expressed"--Provided by publisher.

Genghis Khan and the quest for God : how the world's greatest conqueror gave us religious freedom

November 8, 2016
Weatherford, J. McIver, author.
New York, New York : Viking, an imprint of Penguin Random House LLC, [2016]
xxiii, 407 pages : maps ; 24 cm
The anger of the gods -- Becoming Temujin. The teeth that eat men ; The golden whip of heaven ; Wisdom of the steppe ; Conflicting selves -- Becoming Genghis Khan. Messenger of light ; Jesus of the steppe ; The making of the Mongol nation ; Guardians of the flame -- Becoming the world conqueror. Two wings of one bird ; God's omnipotence ; The thumb of fate ; Wild man from the mountain ; The Confucian and the unicorn -- Becoming a god. The last campaign ; War, inside and out ; Burning the books ; Life after death ; The unfulfilled law -- The thunderbolt of God.
"Reveals how Genghis Khan harnessed the power of religion to rule the largest empire the world has ever known. By the New York Times best-selling author of Genghis Khan and the Making of the Modern World,"--NoveList.

When Google met Wikileaks

November 7, 2016
Assange, Julian, author.
230 pages ; 18 cm
In June 2011, Julian Assange received an unusual visitor: the chairman of Google, Eric Schmidt, arrived from America at Ellingham Hall, the country residence in Norfolk, England where Assange was living under house arrest. For several hours the besieged leader of the world's most famous insurgent publishing organization and the billionaire head of the world's largest information empire locked horns. The two men debated the political problems faced by society, and the technological solutions engendered by the global network--from the Arab Spring to Bitcoin. They outlined radically opposing perspectives: for Assange, the liberating power of the Internet is based on its freedom and statelessness. For Schmidt, emancipation is at one with US foreign policy objectives and is driven by connecting non-Western countries to American companies and markets. These differences embodied a tug-of-war over the Internet's future that has only gathered force subsequently. When Google Met WikiLeaks presents the story of Assange and Schmidt's encounter. Both fascinating and alarming, it contains an edited transcript of their conversation and extensive, new material, written by Assange specifically for this book, providing the best available summary of his vision for the future of the Internet.

Of arms and artists : the American Revolution through painters' eyes

November 4, 2016
Staiti, Paul J., author.
New York : Bloomsbury Press, 2016.
389 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 25 cm
Art and the American Revolution -- Charles Willson Peale's war -- Philadelphia's founding artist -- Benjamin West's peace -- John Singleton Copley's patriots -- John Adams' piece of vanity -- John Trumbull's martyrs -- Thomas Jefferson's invitation -- Gilbert Stuart's Washington -- John Trumbull's second act.
A "chronicle of the American Revolution through the stories of the five great artists whose paintings animated the new American republic...Charles Willson Peale, John Singleton Copley, John Trumbull, Benjamin West, and Gilbert Stuart."-- Provided by publisher.

Guilty as sin : uncovering new evidence of corruption and how Hillary Clinton and the Democrats derailed the FBI investigation

November 4, 2016
Klein, Edward, 1936- author.
Washington, D.C. : Regnery Publishing, a division of Salem Media Group, [2016]
xxi, 266 pages ; 24 cm
Rigged -- Hillary. "The sky is falling" ; "An angel shoots a cherub" ; Her fatal flaw -- Bill. Kale salad and a massage ; Blindsided ; Broken promises -- Barack. "Love Joe Biden" ; The smell test ; A one-eighty -- "Big Jim". Collision course ; Citizen Comey ; Stacking up the evidence -- The investigation. The Clinton brand ; Pay to play ; "The General has arrived" ; High noon at the Oval ; "Even God can't read them" -- Counterstrike. Conspiracy of silence ; "My worst mistake as president" ; The Blumenthal ascendancy -- Donald vs. Hillary. Trump Force One ; "Crooked Hillary" ; "Would Trump be worse?" -- The Clintons. Hillary's "Valerie Jarrett" ; Fit to lead? ; A tissue of lies -- Running out of time. Too big to fail ; Fort Hoover ; "A perfect storm of misery" ; "From the political frying pan to the fire" ; "In this to the end" -- Epilogue: The choice.
Klein uncovers the real story behind Hillary Clinton's email scandals and the dirty political games that have kept her one step ahead of the law-- for now.

Les Parisiennes : how the women of Paris lived, loved, and died under Nazi occupation

November 3, 2016
Sebba, Anne, author.
New York : St. Martin's Press, 2016.
xxii, 457 pages, 24 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color), map ; 25 cm
"First published in Great Britain by Weidenfeld & Nicolson"--Title page verso.
Les Parisiennes -- War. 1939 : Paris on the edge ; 1940 : Paris abandoned ; 1941 : Paris divided ; 1942 : Paris ravaged ; 1943: Paris trembles ; 1944 (January-June) : Paris awaits -- Liberation. 1944 (June-December) : Paris shorn ; 1945 : Paris returns ; 1946 : Paris adjusts -- Reconstruction. 1947 : Paris looks newish ; 1948-1949 : Paris Americanized -- Peacetime Paris.
"What did it feel like to be a woman living in Paris from 1939 to 1949? These were years of fear, power, aggression, courage, deprivation and secrets until-- finally-- renewal and retribution. Even at the darkest moments of Occupation, with the Swastika flying from the Eiffel Tower and pet dogs abandoned howling on the streets, glamour was ever present. French women wore lipstick. Why? It was women more than men who came face to face with the German conquerors on a daily basis-- perhaps selling them their clothes or travelling alongside them on the Metro, where a German soldier had priority over seats. By looking at a wide range of individuals from collaborators to resisters, actresses and prostitutes to teachers and writers, Anne Sebba shows that women made life-and-death decisions every day, and often did whatever they needed to survive."--Publisher's website.

Let me tell you about Jasper... : how my best friend became America's dog

November 3, 2016
Perino, Dana, author.
New York : Twelve, 2016.
xii, 259 pages : color illustrations ; 22 cm
Let me tell you about Jasper. My dog, the celebrity ; Dog owners "get" each other ; Who needs Twitter? I did, apparently ; What kind of dog is Jasper? A Hungarian vizsla ; Are you Jasper's mom? ; Henry Vizsla ; Bringing Henry home ; Peter gets arrested--because of the dog ; One last swim ; Nicknames ; Jasper ; Don on the loose--and dragging a table ; Separation anxiety--but whose? ; Dog park rules ; The protest pee ; You're back! Here's a stuffed animal carcass ; Dana's personal tips for dog training ; Dogus interruptus ; Nonstop Jasper chatter ; "The Vizsla" ; Jasper and water ; Not just a city dog ; A day in the life of Jasper ; Jasper grown up -- Introducing @FiveFan Photoshops. Portraits of a dog ; Play like a champion, train like an underdog ; Out and about ; Jingle bells and jack-o-lanterns ; The secret life of Jasper ; Collect them all! ; Political hot dog ; American classics ; Jasper's glamorous TV life
Dana Perino is a popular and beloved host on Fox's The Five, with over two million followers on social media. While readers admire Dana for her charm, warmth, and insight, she also knows who the real star in her family is: her Vizsla, Jasper--A.K.A. America's Dog. In this new book, Dana tells stories about life and politics--and how dogs can transcend rancor and partisanship. She also talks about how dogs bring families together--like Dana's own, from her career in Washington through her life as a TV star. In addition to all the fun and fabulous dog tales, LET ME TELL YOU ABOUT JASPER... is illustrated with hilarious photoshops so clever they will make you laugh out loud. These photoshops bring Jasper's adventures to life through pop culture, art, sports and history,"

Bolshoi confidential : secrets of the Russian ballet from the rule of the tsars to today

November 2, 2016
Morrison, Simon Alexander, 1964- author.
xxix, 507 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 25 cm
The swindling magician -- Napoleon and after -- Fleet as lightning: the career of Ekaterina Sankovskaya -- Imperialism -- After the Bolsheviks -- Censorship -- I, Maya Plisetskaya -- Epilogue.
A history of the Bolshoi Ballet from its dubious beginnings in 1776 to the present, exploring its political ties and importance under various Russian regimes and how it came to define both Russian culture and ballet itself.

Clean house : exposing our government's secrets and lies

November 1, 2016
Fitton, Thomas, author.
New York, NY : Threshold Editions, an imprint of Simon & Schuster, Inc., 2016.
292 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Peeling back the Benghazi cover-up -- Hillary Clinton's private email cover-up -- Fast and furious -- Voter fraud -- Obamacare: Congress exempts itself -- Using the IRS as a political tool -- Immigration and border enforcement -- Terrorism and the reckless actions of the Obama administration.
"The Judicial Watch president and best-selling author of The Corruption Chronicles presents a critical expose of alleged misconduct in the 44th President's second term, drawing on incriminating documents to discuss such topics as the attack in Benghazi, Hillary Clinton's e-mails, the IRS scandal and questionable Obamacare activities,"

The tunnels : escapes under the Berlin Wall and the historic films the JFK White House tried to kill

November 1, 2016
Mitchell, Greg, 1947- author.
New York : Crown, 2016.
382 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm
The Cyclist -- Two Italians and a German -- The recruits -- The president -- The correspondent -- The leaks -- Schorr and the secretary -- Kiefholz Strasse -- Prisoners and protesters -- The intruder -- The martyr -- Coming up short -- Schonholzer Strasse -- Underground film -- Threats -- Buried tunnel -- Sabotage -- Coming up for air.
"A thrilling Cold War narrative exploring two harrowing attempts to rescue East Germans by tunneling beneath the Berlin Wall, the U.S. television networks who financed and filmed them, and the Kennedy administration's unprecedented attempt to suppress both films. In the summer of 1962, one year after East German Communists built the Berlin Wall, a group of daring young West Germans came up with a plan. They would risk prison, Stasi torture, even death to liberate friends, lovers, and strangers in East Berlin by digging tunnels under the Wall. Among the tunnelers and escape helpers were a legendary cyclist, an American student from Stanford, and an engineer who would later help build the tunnel under the English Channel. Then two U.S. television networks, NBC and CBS, heard about the secret projects, and raced to be first to air a spectacular 'inside tunnel' special on the human will for freedom. The networks funded two separate tunnels in return for exclusive rights to film the escapes. In response, President John F. Kennedy and Secretary of State Dean Rusk, wary of anything that might raise tensions and force a military confrontation with the Soviets, maneuvered to quash both documentaries."--Provided by publisher.

The plots against Hitler

October 31, 2016
Orbach, Danny, author.
xvi, 406 pages, 4 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm
"An Eamon Dolan book."
Opposition in flames -- "That damned mare!" : the army top-brass scandal -- The officer, the mayor and the spy -- "In the darkest colors" : the decision of General Beck -- The bird and its cage : first attempt at coup d'état, September 1938 -- Without a network : the lone assassin -- The point of no return : pogrom and war -- The spirit of Zossen : when networks fail -- Signs in the darkness : rebuilding the conspiracy -- On the wings of thought : networks of imagination -- Brokers on the front line : the new strategy -- War of extermination : the conspirators and the Holocaust -- "Flash" and liqueur bottles : assassination attempts in the East -- Codename U-7 : rescue and abyss -- Count Stauffenberg : the charismatic turn -- Thou shalt kill : the problem of tyrannicide -- A wheel conspiracy : the Stauffenberg Era -- The final showdown : July 20, 1944 -- The shirt of Nessus -- Motives in the twilight -- Networks of resistance.
"A new and definitive account of the anti-Nazi underground in Germany and its numerous plots to assassinate Adolf Hitler"-- Provided by publisher.

The new grand strategy : restoring America's prosperity, security, and sustainability in the 21st century

October 31, 2016
Mykleby, Mark G., author.
New York, N.Y. : St. Martin's Press, 2016.
xiii, 272 pages ; 25 cm
Part I The Challenge Of A Generation -- 1 The Cause of All Mankind? -- 2 Follow the Demand -- 3 Unlocking the Next Boom -- Part II Three Pools Of Demand -- 4 Walkable Communities -- 5 Regenerative Agriculture -- 6 Resource Productivity -- Part III From Here To Sustainability -- 7 Capital and Stranded Assets -- 8 A Business Plan for America -- 9 Waiting on Washington -- 10 Not Waiting on Washington -- 11 We the People.
"Reimagines the American dream and provides a bipartisan plan to recapture the greatness of the past through addressing important economic, social and environmental issues by making sustainability our country's new strategic imperative, "--NoveList.

Supremely partisan : how raw politics tips the scales in the United States Supreme Court

October 31, 2016
Zirin, James D., author.
xii, 299 pages ; 24 cm
What the Supreme Court Is Supposed (and Not Supposed) to Do -- Identity Politics and the Partisan Court -- Religion and the Partisan Court -- Two of the Eighty-Nine WASP Male Justices : Marshall and Holmes -- John Marshall : Elaborating the Rule of Law -- Oliver Wendell Holmes : Elaborating the Rules for Free Speech -- Campaign Finance and Deregulation : Speech Unknown to Marshall and Holmes -- The Catholic Seat -- The Jewish Seat : Tradition, Tradition! -- And Goldberg Begat Fortas : End of the Jewish Seat -- The Supreme Court Tackles the Middle East : Is Jerusalem Part of Israel? -- The Female Seat and Ruth Bader Ginsburg -- The Black Seat : Finding The "Best Qualified" -- Thomas and Natural Law -- Thomas and the Voting Rights Act -- Thomas and Affirmative Action -- Antonin Scalia (1936-2016) : "More Catholic Than the Pope" -- Sonia Sotomayor : The Wise Latina Woman and Identity Politics -- Hobby Lobby : Religious Freedom v. Reproductive Rights -- The Obamacare Cases : The Chief Rides to the Rescue -- Gay Marriage : "The Times They Are A-Changin'" -- Capital Punishment : Death Is Different.
"On the eve of a presidential election that may determine the makeup of Supreme Court justices for decades to come, prominent attorney James D. Zirin argues that the Court has become increasingly partisan, rapidly making policy choices right and left on bases that have nothing to do with law or the Constitution. Zirin explains how we arrived at the present situation and looks at the current divide through its leading partisans: Justices Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Sonia Sotomayor on the left and Clarence Thomas and the late Antonin Scalia on the right. He also examines four of the Court's most controversial recent decisions: Hobby Lobby, Obamacare, gay marriage, and capital punishment, arguing that these politicized decisions threaten to undermine public confidence in the Supreme Court"--Book jacket.

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