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Taking on Theodore Roosevelt : how one senator defied the president on Brownsville and shook American politics
January 26, 2015
Lembeck, Harry, 1944-
Amherst, New York : Prometheus Books, 2015.
544 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustraions ; 24 cm
The iron of the wound enters the soul itself -- "They ate shooting us up" -- A special request -- On the ground -- A more aggressive attitude -- The education of the Rough Riders and the wizard -- Roosevelt does justice -- Friends of the administration -- These are my jewels -- Two sets of affidavits -- Between two stools -- Grim-visaged war -- Strange fruit -- A different burden of proof -- Cordial cooperation -- Most implicit faith -- What did happen at that Gridiron dinner -- First-class color men -- Greatest Shepherd -- The soldiers' patron and patronage -- Other coalitions, other fronts -- A face to grace the White House -- Brownsville ghouls -- "Do you care to say anything on the subject?" -- An act of treason -- Roosevelt fatigue -- "Not one particle of regret".
January 26, 2015
Love, Reggie, 1981-
New York : Simon & Schuster, 2015.
vii, 213 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm
"No one spent more time with Barack Obama during his historic first campaign and term than 'body man' Reggie Love, whose professional coming-of-age story--from team captain of Coach K's 2001 NCAA title team through junior Senator Obama's mailroom to becoming the President's confidant, friend, and Chief of Stuff--is like no other"-- Provided by publisher.
January 23, 2015
New York : Berghahn Books, 2012.
vii, 192 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Content and Effect of 19th-century Gendered Nativism -- "Women of Two Countries" as Critics, Translators and Messengers -- The Complex Place of Women of Two Countries -- A German-American Movement : Critical Opponents -- Imagining Opposition to Nativism -- Mathilde Wendt's Powerful Words : Die Neue Zeit -- Mathilde Wendt's Activism : Deutscher Frauenstimmrechtsverein -- Opposition as a Dual Strategy -- Mathilde Franziska Anneke : Powerful Translator -- Anneke's Identification with the Women's Rights Movement -- Translating Nativism -- Anneke's Efforts on Behalf of the Germans -- Ethnicity as Anneke's Source of Power -- Clara Neymann : Transatlantic Messenger -- Neymann's German-American political apprenticeship -- Women Suffrage and Temperance in Nebraska -- Neymann's Ethnicization at NWSA Washington Conventions -- Neymann as Messenger in Germany -- The Transatlantic Space of "Women of Two Countries" -- The Ascendance of the US-American Avant-Garde -- The Paradox of Nativism.
January 22, 2015
Washington, D.C. : Congressional Quarterly, Inc.
v. : ill. (some col.) ; 28 cm.
Some volumes include Master list of Congress members and map of election results in back pocket.
January 21, 2015
Grenier, Robert (Robert L.)
New York : Simon & Schuster, 2015.
xix, 443 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
January 21, 2015
Friedman, George, author.
xxii, 258 pages : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm.
"A major new book by New York Times bestselling author and geopolitical forecaster George Friedman (The Next 100 Years, The Next Decade) with a bold thesis about coming conflict in the world, this provocative work examines the geopolitical flashpoints--particularly in Europe--in which imminent future conflicts are brewing. George Friedman has forecasted the coming trends (politics, technology, population, and culture) of the next century in The Next 100 Years, and focused his predictions on the coming ten years in The Next Decade. Now, in Flashpoints, Friedman zooms in on the region that has, for five hundred years, been the cultural hotbed of the world--Europe--and examines the most basic and fascinating building block of the region: culture. Analyzing the fault lines that have existed for centuries--and which have led to two world wars and dozens more conflicts--Friedman walks us through the 'flashpoints' that are still smoldering beneath the surface and are on course to erupt again. In Flashpoints, George Friedman begins with a fascinating history of the events leading up to the horrific wars that nearly tore apart Western civilization--killing over 100 million people on the 'civilized' European continent. Modern-day Europe, and the formation of the European Union, were designed to minimize the built-in geopolitical tensions that led to catastrophic war, but as Friedman shows with a mix of history and cultural analysis, those plans have failed. 'Flashpoints' are now simmering as dangerously as in the early twentieth century. Zeroing in on half a dozen locations, borderlands, and cultural dynamics, George Friedman does what few historians can--he explains precisely how certain trends are unstoppable, and what the future holds, both in terms of conflict and also opportunity. Flashpoints also explains in riveting detail how events in Europe will affect the rest of the world--from the United States to Russia, from China to Latin America. Continuing in his bestselling tradition, he reveals a geopolitical landscape that is at once a scintillating history lesson and a forecast for the coming years"-- Provided by publisher.
January 21, 2015
Chayes, Sarah, 1962- author.
x, 262 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
January 21, 2015
New York : Simon & Schuster, 2015.
ix, 274 pages ; 24 cm
Breaking the wall of fear -- The country is dying -- Enough -- The republic of Tahrir -- Seeds of discontent -- Stuck in the square -- The owner of this world is a devil -- Upstairs from the dead cow -- I don't fear my people -- The enemy within -- The revolution continues.
"he inside story of the 2011 Egyptian revolution by following two courageous and pivotal leaders--and their imperfect decisions that changed the world... Thanassis Cambanis tells the story of the noble dreamers who brought Egypt to the brink of freedom, and the dark powerful forces that--for the time being--stopped them short. But he also tells a universal story of inspirational people willing to transform themselves in order to transform their society...and the world"--From publisher's website.
January 20, 2015
MacDonald, James, 1951- author.
New York : Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2015.
309 pages ; 24 cm
Pax Britannica -- World War I -- Haves and havenots -- World War II -- Pax Americana -- Rise of the dragon.
January 20, 2015
Pederson, Rena, author.
New York : Pegasus Books, 2015.
xxiv, 536 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (chiefly color), map ; 24 cm.
Aung San Suu Kyi--Burma's "woman of destiny" and one of the most admired voices for freedom in the world today--comes alive through this rendering of Burma/Myanmar's tumultuous history. Award-winning journalist and former State Department speechwriter Rena Pederson brings to light fresh details about the charismatic Nobel Peace Prize winner. Suu Kyi, the daughter of the late General Aung San (who secured freedom from Britain's imperial rule in 1948) initially had no desire to enter politics, but she had always made it clear that should her country need her, she would return. She would soon find herself embroiled in civil strife, then imprisoned in her home for fifteen years. But after decades of struggle, there is cause for renewed hope. Her party will be a major contender in the 2015 elections, a potential breakthrough after years of military dictatorship. Using exclusive interviews with Suu Kyi since her release, as well as recently disclosed diplomatic cables, Pederson uncovers new facets to Suu Kyi's extraordinary story. The book will also reveal the extraordinary steps taken by First Lady Laura Bush to help Suu Kyi, and also how former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton injected new momentum into Burma's democratic rebirth. One of the few Western journalists to travel here extensively, Pederson provides a never-before-seen view of the harrowing hardships the people of Burma have endured, and of the fiery political atmosphere in which Suu Kyi has fought a life-and-death struggle for liberty.--From publisher description.
January 19, 2015
New York : Basic Books, 
xxvi, 385 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Introduction: The Northern Mystique -- Part I: North of Jim Crow -- 1. And to Think That It Happened in Springfield : Pioneering Pluralism, Practicing Segregation (1939-1945) -- 2. Something in the Air : Jackie Robinson's Brooklyn (1947-1957) -- 3. "If We Were Segregationists" : The Struggle to Integrate Northeastern Schools (1957-1965) -- Part II: Forerunners -- 4. The Color-Blind Commonwealth? : The Election of Edward Brooke (1966) -- 5. Shirley Chisholm's Place : Winning New York's 12th Congressional District (1968) -- Part III: Mirrors -- 6. "The North is Guilty" : Abraham Ribicoff's Crusade (1970) -- 7. "This Bedeviling Busing Business" : The Long 1970s, the Trials of Edward Brooke, and the Fall of the North (1968-1979) -- Part IV: The Death and Life of the North -- 8. A Tale of Two Hartfords : Politics and Poverty in a Land of Plenty (1980-1987) -- 9. The Ghost of Willie Turks : Racial Violence and Black Politics in New York City (1982-1993) -- 10. The North Rises Again : Deval Patrick, Barack Obama, and the 21st Century (2006-2012).
"The Northeastern United States--home to abolitionism and a refuge for blacks fleeing the Jim Crow South--has had a long and celebrated history of racial equality and political liberalism. After World War II, the region appeared poised to continue this legacy, electing black politicians and rallying behind black athletes and cultural leaders. However, as historian Jason Sokol reveals in All Eyes Are Upon Us, these achievements obscured the harsh reality of a region riven by segregation and deep-seated racism. White fans from across Brooklyn--Irish, Jewish, and Italian--came out to support Jackie Robinson when he broke baseball's color barrier with the Dodgers in 1947, even as the city's blacks were shunted into segregated neighborhoods. The African-American politician Ed Brooke won a senate seat in Massachusetts in 1966, when the state was 97% white, yet his political career was undone by the resistance to busing in Boston. Across the Northeast over the last half-century, blacks have encountered housing and employment discrimination as well as racial violence. But the gap between the northern ideal and the region's segregated reality left small but meaningful room for racial progress. Forced to reckon with the disparity between their racial practices and their racial preaching, blacks and whites forged interracial coalitions and demanded that the region live up to its promise of equal opportunity. A revelatory account of the tumultuous modern history of race and politics in the Northeast, All Eyes Are Upon Us presents the Northeast as a microcosm of America as a whole: outwardly democratic, inwardly conflicted, but always striving to live up to its highest ideals"-- Provided by publisher.
January 16, 2015
McDonald, Hamish, 1948- author.
x, 278 pages ; 25 cm
Nusantara -- The crocodile hole -- The new order -- Reformasi -- Tsunami -- Beyond Dwifungsi -- Supreme commodity -- Capital -- Between Mecca and the South Sea -- Korupsi : geckos versus crocodiles -- The Eastern margin -- The burning question -- Sby and after -- Indonesia in the world.
January 16, 2015
Schocket, Andrew M.
New York : New York University Press, 
xiv, 252 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
1. Truths That Are Not Self-Evident : The Revolution in Political Speech -- 2. We Have Not Yet Begun to Write : Historians and Founders Chic -- We the Tourists : The Revolution at Museums and Historical Sites -- 4. Give Me Liberty's Kids : How the Revolution Has Been Televised and Filmed -- To Re-create a More Perfect Union : Originalism, the Tea Party, and Reenactors.
"The American Revolution is all around us. It is pictured as big as billboards and as small as postage stamps, evoked in political campaigns and car advertising campaigns, relived in museums and revised in computer games. As the nation's founding moment, the American Revolution serves as a source of powerful founding myths, and remains the most accessible and most contested event in U.S. history: more than any other, it stands as a proxy for how Americans perceive the nation's aspirations. Americans' increased fascination with the Revolution over the past two decades represents more than interest in the past. It's also a site to work out the present, and the future. What are we using the Revolution to debate? In Fighting over the Founders, Andrew M. Schocket explores how politicians, screenwriters, activists, biographers, jurists, museum professionals, and reenactors portray the American Revolution. Identifying competing 'essentialist' and 'organicist' interpretations of the American Revolution, Schocket shows how today's memories of the American Revolution reveal American's conflicted ideas about class, about race, and about gender--as well as the nature of history itself. Fighting over the Founders plumbs our views of the past and the present, and illuminates our ideas of what United States means to its citizens in the new millennium"-- Provided by publisher.
January 16, 2015
Huckabee, Mike, 1955-
x, 258 pages ; 25 cm
"In Mike Huckabee's new book God, Guns, Grits and Gravy, he asks the question, "Have I been taken to a different planet than the one on which I grew up?" The New York Times bestselling author explores today's American culture, drawing from his travels as a presidential candidate to present average, small-town people and families, and their optimistic resilience in the face of hard times; their stories, says Huckabee, "will inspire readers to think about their own values and rediscover what makes America great." At times lighthearted, at others bracingly realistic, Huckabee's brand of optimistic patriotism lends itself to discussing the reintroduction of fundamental American values, as well as a bright outlook for future generations."-- Provided by publisher.
January 14, 2015
Hickman, Joseph, author.
New York : Simon & Schuster, 2015.
vi, 245 pages : map ; 24 cm.
No sleep till Gitmo -- Training day -- Welcome to guantanamo bay -- Priorities -- Camp no -- By the dawn's early light -- "Disturbance in camp 4!" -- Unacceptable behavior -- All-spin zone -- June 9, 2006 -- Lies -- 10 days in the real world -- Return to Gitmo -- Stress dreams -- NCIS -- Seton hall -- Discovery -- Meet the denbeauxs -- Discoveries -- Feds -- Going to the media -- "All accounted for" -- Admiral's memo -- Missing pages -- What's the motive, Joe? -- The Mefloquine motive -- America's secret "battle lab" -- Afterword -- Murder at Camp Delta.
America's bitter pill : money, politics, backroom deals, and the fight to fix our broken healthcare system
January 13, 2015
Brill, Steven, 1950-
New York : Random House, 2015.
x, 512 pages ; 24 cm
Tells the story of the fight to pass and implement the Affordable Care Act, more popularly known as Obamacare.
January 12, 2015
Slahi, Mohamedou Ould.
New York : Little, Brown and Company, 2015.
xlix, 379 pages ; 25 cm
Jordan-Afghanistan-GTMO, July 2002-February 2003 -- Senegal-Mauritania, January 21, 2000-February 19, 2000 -- Mauritania, September 29, 2001-November 28, 2001 -- Jordan, November 29, 2001-July 19, 2002 -- GTMO, February 2003-August 2003 -- GTMO, September 2003-December 2003 -- GTMO, 2004-2005.
"This is the first and only diary written by a still-imprisoned Guantánamo detainee. Since 2002, Mohamedou Slahi has been imprisoned at the detainee camp at Guantánamo Bay, Cuba. In all these years, the United States has never charged him with a crime. Although he was ordered released by a federal judge, the U.S. government fought that decision, and there is no sign that the United States plans to let him go. Three years into his captivity Slahi began a diary, recounting his life before he disappeared into U.S. custody and daily life as a detainee. His diary is not merely a vivid record of a miscarriage of justice, but a deeply personal memoir--terrifying, darkly humorous, and surprisingly gracious."-- Provided by publisher.
January 9, 2015
Todd, Lisa Anderson, 1942-
Lexington, Kentucky : University Press of Kentucky, 2014.
xi, 453 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
In Atlantic City for the Democratic Convention -- My life before Mississippi -- Mississippi, 1963 : keeping the waters troubled -- On to Greensboro, North Carolina, and back to Cornell -- Planning for Freedom Summer -- Orientation : how the student volunteers were prepared -- June 21, 1964 -- Living as a volunteer in Mississippi, 1964 -- My new politics -- Early work on the convention challenge -- Lyndon Johnson : the formidable president -- One woman in Atlantic City -- Sunday in Atlantic City -- Humphrey's pleading on Monday -- Reuther's manipulation on Tuesday -- The Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party turns to protest -- Wednesday : persuasion fails -- Victory or defeat.
"During the summer of 1964, more than a thousand individuals descended on Mississippi to help the state's African American citizens register to vote. Student organizers, volunteers, and community members canvassed Black neighborhoods to organize the Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party (MFDP), a group that sought to give a voice to Black Mississippians and demonstrate their will to vote in the face of terror and intimidation. In For a Voice and the Vote, author Lisa Anderson Todd gives a fascinating insider's account of her experience volunteering in Greenville, Mississippi, during Freedom Summer, when she participated in assembling the MFDP. Innovative and integrated, the party worked to provide education, candidates, and local and statewide organization for blacks who were denied the vote. For Todd, it was an exciting, dangerous, and life-changing experience. The summer culminated with the 1964 Atlantic City Democratic Convention, where the MFDP fought boldly for the opportunity to be included as the voting Mississippi delegation but, when they ultimately refused the Democrats' unacceptable terms, were criticized as politically naïve, militant protestors. This firsthand account attempts to set the record straight about the MFDP's challenge to the convention and to shed light on the efforts of this dedicated, loyal, and courageous delegation. Offering the first full account of the group's five days in Atlantic City, For a Voice and the Vote draws on oral histories, the author's personal interviews of individuals who supported the MFDP in 1964, and other primary sources"--Provided by publisher.
January 8, 2015
Cambridge, Massachusetts : Baffler Books/The MIT Press, 
ix, 377 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 22 cm
Part one. The future, recycled -- Too smart to fail : notes on an age of folly / Thomas Frank -- The long con : mail-order conservatism / Rick Perlstein -- The People's Republic of Zuckerstan / John Summers -- Of flying cars and the declining rate of profit / David Graeber -- Photo essay: Feral houses / James Griffioen -- Part two. The arts of regression -- Dead end on Shakin' Street / Thomas Frank -- Hoard d'oeuvres : art of the 1 percent / Rhonda Lieberman -- A cottage for sale : the high price of sentimentality / A.S. Hamrah -- Fifty shades of late capitalism / Heather Havrilesky -- Adam Wheeler went to Harvard / Jim Newell -- The missionary position / Barbara Ehrenreich -- Part three. Positive thinking -- Facebook feminism, like it or not / Susan Faludi -- All LinkedIn with nowhere to go / Ann Friedman -- The meme hustler : Tim O'Reilly's crazy talk / Evgeny Morozov -- Part four. Quiet rooms, dead zones -- Follow the money : the Washington Post's pageant of folly / Chris Lehmann -- Omniscient gentlemen of the Atlantic / Maureen Tkacik -- The vertically integrated rape joke : the triumph of vice / Anne Elizabeth Moore -- Party of none : Barack Obama's annoying journey to the center of belonging / Chris Bray -- Graphic art: GTMO National Monument / Mark Dancey.
January 6, 2015
Zelizer, Julian E.
370 pages, 32 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 25 cm
The challenges of a liberal presidency -- Deadlocked democracy -- New president, same old Congress -- Legislating civil rights -- How Barry Goldwater built the Great Society -- The fabulous Eighty-Ninth Congress -- Congressional conservatism revived -- The triumph of austerity politics -- The endurance of the Great Society.
"Zelizer takes the full measure of the entire story [of Johnson's liberal agenda] in all its epic sweep. Before Johnson, Kennedy tried and failed to achieve many of these advances. Our practiced understanding is that this was an unprecedented liberal hour in America, a moment, after Kennedy's death, when the seas parted and Johnson could simply stroll through to victory. As Zelizer shows, this view is off-base: in many respects America was even more conservative than it seems now, and Johnson's legislative program faced bitter resistance" --Amazon.com.
January 5, 2015
Rubio, Marco, 1971-
New York, New York : Sentinel, a member of Penguin Group (USA) LLC, 2015.
xxi, 212 pages ; 24 cm
Restoring the American dream -- The American dream, downsized -- Making America safe for Uber -- Equal opportunity, equal dignity, equal work -- Making college a good investment again -- Economic security in an insecure time -- Retirement in your own time, on your own terms -- Values, and the families that teach them.
"For generations, the belief that if you work hard you can offer your children a better life has been known as the American Dream. That dream is on life support today, and not just because of the economic downturn and bad leadership from Washington. America has undergone an economic transformation that our schools, our workers, and too many of our families are unequipped for. But our leaders in Washington have broken their promise to lead us together into this new era. Their response has been to double down on stale, government-centered solutions, minimum wage hikes, and redistributive health care mandates that re-slice a shrinking economic pie instead of growing it for everyone. All while free enterprise is demonized and work is discouraged. Now Senator Rubio shares the stories of real people who are fighting to educate their children, protect their families, climb the economic ladder, save for retirement, and achieve their own American dreams. He challenges us to replace our failing 20th century institutions with a new agenda based on choice, innovation and local control"--Provided by publisher.
December 30, 2014
New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2015.
324 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
December 30, 2014
Doyle, Don Harrison, 1946-
xviii, 382 pages : illustrations, facsimiles, portraits ; 25 cm
Timeline of Key Events 1860-1870 -- Introduction: American Crisis, Global Struggle -- Part I. Only a Civil War? -- Garibaldi's Question -- We Are a Nation -- We Will Wrap the World in Flames -- Part II. The American Question -- The Republican Experiment -- The Empires Return -- Foreign Translations -- Foreign Legions -- Part III. Liberty's War -- The Latin Strategy -- Garibaldi's Answer -- Union and Liberty -- The Unspeakable Dilemma -- Shall Not Perish -- Coda: Republican Risorgimento.
"The Civil War is most often understood as an internal conflict, one fought by American soldiers over issues uniquely American in origin and consequence. But in The Cause of All Nations, distinguished historian Don H. Doyle reframes our understanding of the Civil War, describing it as a conflict that was shaped by international forces--and which had major international repercussions. Doyle shows that, rather than being an internal struggle, the Civil War hinged on the support of nations across the seas, especially in Europe. Both the North and the South looked to Europe for backing, and the Confederacy in particular depended on Britain and France recognizing it as a legitimate nation, which would allow for commercial treaties, loans, and even military aid. Indeed, representatives of the North and the South went so far as to adapt their ideologies to the expectations of European leaders, in the hopes of garnering much-needed support; at a certain point late in the war, the Confederacy even considered abolishing slavery in an attempt to win over French and British rulers. Lincoln quickly learned to reframe the Union's argument in order to win over potential allies. Instead of framing the debate around the unconstitutionality of the South's secession, his speeches began to highlight the importance of preserving the Union and freeing the slaves, an approach with allowed Lincoln to win the support of the European public. The United States became the 'Great Republic, ' an embattled defender of liberty, equality, and self-government and, in Lincoln's poignant words, the 'last best hope of earth.' A bold account of the international dimensions of one of America's most defining conflicts, The Cause of All Nations offers an important new way of understanding the Civil War"-- Provided by publisher.
December 26, 2014
Schaller, Thomas F.
New Haven : Yale University Press, 2015.
xi, 354 pages ; 25 cm
"Once the party of presidents, the GOP in recent elections has failed to pull together convincing national majorities. Republicans have lost four of the last six presidential races and lost the popular vote in five of the last six. In their lone victory, the party incumbent won-during wartime-by the slimmest of margins. In this fascinating and important book, Thomas Schaller examines national Republican politics since President Ronald Reagan left office in 1989. From Newt Gingrich's ascent to Speaker of the House through the defeat of Mitt Romney in 2012, Schaller traces the Republican Party's institutional transformation and its broad consequences, not only for Republicans but also for America. Gingrich's "Contract with America" set in motion a vicious cycle, Schaller contends: as the GOP became more conservative, it became more Congress-centered, and as its congressional wing grew more powerful, the party grew more conservative. This dangerous loop, unless broken, may signal a future of increasing radicalization, dependency on a shrinking pool of voters, and less viability as a true national party. In a thought-provoking conclusion, the author discusses repercussions of the GOP decline, among them political polarization and the paralysis of the federal government"-- Provided by publisher.
December 22, 2014
Neu, Charles E.
New York, NY : Oxford University Press, 
xiv, 699 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, portraits ; 25 cm
Part I. The Texas years, 1858-1912 -- A spacious youth -- Searching for a career -- Texas politics: creating "our crowd" -- The "twilight years" -- "The man and the opportunity" -- The ideal society -- Part II. Wilson in power, 1913-1914 -- "Our crowd" goes to Washington -- Foreign horizons, 1913 -- The new freedom -- Reform and intervention -- "The great adventure" -- Part III. The Great War, 1914-1917 -- The Great War -- The search for peace -- London, Paris, Berlin -- The turn to war -- American interlude -- The lure of peace -- The House-Grey Memorandum -- The failure of peace -- Presidential politics -- Re-election and the plea for peace -- America goes to war -- Part IV. America at war, 1917-1918 -- America prepares for war -- The strains of coalition warfare -- Envoy to the allies -- Crises at home and abroad -- The turning point -- The end of the war -- Part V. Peacemaking, 1919-1920 -- Waiting for the Peace Conference -- The Peace Conference, I -- The Peace Conference, II -- The fight for the League -- Part VI. Elder statesman, 1921-1938 -- The end of the Wilson Era -- New beginnings -- Marking time -- Victory at last -- The crisis of the 1930s -- Epilogue: crossing the river.
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