New Arrivals · Politics

March 26, 2019
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

A history of the new India : past and present

March 25, 2019
Irschick, Eugene F., author.
xxv, 183 pages : map ; 23 cm
Mughal devolution and the Deccan -- Mughal devolution in Bengal and South India -- The path to company sovereignty in India, 1756-1801 -- Creating a ruling strategy, 1770-1830 -- Reform and rebellion : resistance to becoming a subject -- Moral reform and self-discipline -- New identities, new demands.
"Providing a different approach to the history of India than previously advocated, this textbook argues that there was a constant interaction between peoples and cultures. This interactive, dialogic approach provides a clear understanding of how power and social relations operated in South Asia. Covering the history of India from Mughal times to the first years of independence, the book consists of chapters divided roughly between political and thematic questions. Topics discussed include: Mughal warfare and military developments; the construction of Indian culture; Indian, regional and local political articulation; India's independence and the end of British Rule; the growth of the Hindu Right; the dispute over Kashmir; as well as a detailed timeline that provides a useful overview to key events in the history of India. A set of background reading is included after each chapter for readers who wish to go beyond the remit of this text. Written in an accessible, narrative style, the textbook will be suitable in courses on Indian and South Asian History, as well as courses on World History and South Asian Studies. Eugene F. Irschick is professor of history at University of California, Berkeley. In his research and published works, such as Dialogue and History : Constructing South India, 1795-1895 (1994), he suggests that the production of history and political structures is dialogic. He has been teaching courses on Indian history at UC Berkeley for 16 years. Much of the time during his early teaching years was focused on minority and separatist politics in south India during the 20th century. Recently, he has been teaching courses on women's history in South Asia as well as courses on post-colonialism"--Provided by publisher.

Messengers of the Right : conservative media and the transformation of American politics

March 25, 2019
Hemmer, Nicole, author.
xvi, 320 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Part I. Networks. The outsiders ; The outlets ; The obstacles -- Part II. Leaders. The movement ; The millstone ; The muzzle -- Part III. Elections. The purists ; The partisans ; The pivot -- Part IV. Adaptions. The compromise ; The contraction ; The comeback.
From Rush Limbaugh and Sean Hannity to Glenn Beck and Matt Drudge, Americans are accustomed to thinking of right-wing media as integral to contemporary conservatism. But today's well-known personalities make up the second generation of broadcasting and publishing activists. Beginning in the late 1940s, activists working in media emerged as leaders of the American conservative movement. They not only started an array of enterprises -- publishing houses, radio programs, magazines, book clubs, television shows -- they also built the movement. They coordinated rallies, founded organizations, ran political campaigns, and mobilized voters. While these media activists disagreed profoundly on tactics and strategy, they shared a belief that political change stemmed not just from ideas but from spreading those ideas through openly ideological communications channels. Nicole Hemmer explains how conservative media became the institutional and organizational nexus of the conservative movement, transforming audiences into activists and activists into a reliable voting base. Hemmer also explores how the idea of liberal media bias emerged, why conservatives have been more successful at media activism than liberals, and how the right remade both the Republican Party and American news media. Broadcaster Clarence Manion, book publisher Henry Regnery, and magazine publisher William Rusher evolved from frustrated outsiders in search of a platform into leaders of one of the most significant and successful political movements of the twentieth century.

Unbecoming : a memoir of disobedience

March 21, 2019
Bhagwati, Anuradha Kristina, 1975- author.
New York : Atria Books, [2019]
xii, 321 pages ; 24 cm
Home fires -- Are you a girl with a star-spangled heart? -- Becoming a Marine -- Womanizing the Corps -- Heart of darkness -- A few good men -- Joining the grunts -- One last oorah -- Invitation to a beheading -- Unraveling -- Rising up -- The civilian invasion -- Shock and awe -- Bleeding hearts -- Handling the truth -- Our last best hope -- Red, (white) and blue.
"A raw, unflinching, and inspirational memoir by a former United States Marine Captain describing her journey from dutiful daughter of immigrants to wide-eyed recruit to radical activist dedicated to effecting historic policy reform in the military. After a lifetime of buckling to the demands of her strict Indian parents, Anuradha Bhagwati abandons her grad school career at Harvard University to join the Marines. It's the fiercest, most violent, most masculine branch of the military: the perfect place for her to prove that she's the ultimate Cool Girl, someone who can brawl with the boys in every sense of the word. Or at least that's what she thinks. From the moment training begins, Anuradha's G.I. Jane fantasy is punctured. As a bisexual woman of color in the military, she faces adversity and underestimation at every stage, confronting misogyny, racism, abuse, and astonishing injustice perpetrated by those in power. Pushing herself beyond her limits to prove her ability, she is forced to wrestle with what exactly drove her to pursue such punishment and violence in the first place. Once her service concludes in 2004, instead of retreating and putting it all behind her, she decides to do the exact opposite: take to task the leaders and outmoded conventions that she found so objectionable and even dangerous. Full of strength, courage, and heroic resilience, Unbecoming is about one woman who learned to believe in herself in spite of everything; it is the kind of story that will light a fire beneath you, and that will inspire our next generation of fierce female heroes to always persist"-- Provided by publisher.

Reclaiming our democracy : healing the break between people and government

March 21, 2019
Daley-Harris, Sam, 1946-
Philadelphia : Camino Books, Inc., [2013]
xxvi, 285 pages ; 23 cm
Getting started : from hopelessness to action -- Getting to the media : finding a public voice -- Expanding nationwide : learning the importance of speaking powerfully -- Our first victory : the Global Primary Health Care Initiative -- Getting to our courage and action on Ethiopia -- Moving to Washington and to new issues : the International Fund for Agricultural Development -- Vitamin A : believing is seeing -- Shots felt around the world : the Universal Child Immunization Act -- Raising money : fundraising was a slower breakthrough -- Starting a RESULTS group in Albuquerque or any city : if at first you don't succeed -- Expanding RESULTS beyond the United States : starting RESULTS in Britain -- Going down under : starting RESULTS in Australia -- Starting RESULTS in Germany -- Starting RESULTS in Japan -- Banking on the poor : the Microenterprise Loans for the Poor Act -- A personal healing and an organizational healing : building community -- Eliminating the worst aspects of poverty : the Global Poverty Reduction Act -- The Global Poverty Reduction Act : part II -- RESULTS conferences : more time for healing -- Getting coverage on RESULTS : I love a parade -- Checking implementation : is the Microenterprise Poverty Lending Program working? -- Shining a light on the needs of children : the 1990 World Summit for Children candlelight vigils -- Starting RESULTS in the USSR -- How to heal the break between people and government : the presentation is the first step -- How to do it! : RESULTS innovations -- Working with a member of Congress -- Working with the media : speaking to the entire community -- 1991-2004 : from civic cynics to empowered citizens -- The RESULTS model takes aim at climate change -- Center for Citizen Empowerment and Transformation.

John Adams, slavery, and race : ideas, politics, and diplomacy in an age of crisis

March 20, 2019
Scherr, Arthur, 1951- author.
Santa Barbara, California ; Denver, Colorado : Praeger, an imprint of ABC-CLIO, LLC, [2018]
xxii, 278 pages ; 24 cm
Introduction : historians view John Adams on slavery and race -- Adams's attitudes on slavery and race during the revolutionary period -- John Adams and slavery : from the vice presidency to the presidency, 1789-1801 -- Reconsidering John Adams and "the St. Domingo business" : recent historiography, Haitian independence, and early American foreign policy -- President Adams's changing relationship with Haiti -- Ideals or self-interest? : the Adams administration and U.S. weapons traffic with Haiti -- Adams, Jefferson, and U.S. trade with Haiti : a closer look -- John Adams's last years : antislavery, anti-black -- Conclusion : John Adams, slavery, and the founding.

The billionaire boondoggle : how our politicians let corporations and bigwigs steal our money and jobs

March 20, 2019
Garofalo, Pat, author.
New York : Thomas Dunne Books, an imprint of St. Martin's Press, [2019]
278 pages ; 25 cm
The Blockbuster scam : how Hollywood is ripping you off -- Have a good night's sleep on us -- "Alexa, can I have a job, please?" -- Fool's gold : why it's a waste to host the Olympics or the World Cup -- Foolish games : why lotteries and casinos are a bad bet -- The stadium swindle -- Don't go shopping for big retail -- The mythology of the corporate tax.
"The first comprehensive look at how politicians let the entertainment industry bilk taxpayers, hijack public policy and hurt economic investment, starting and ending with Trump. It is widely believed, that a city in possession of a fortune must be in want of a partner who will drive economic development and thus be worth a substantial dowry of tax abatements, subsidies, and grants. These partners always prove faithless, though, especially when it comes to the entertainment industry. Never date an actor, as they say. From stadiums and movie productions to casinos and mega-malls to convention centers and hotels, cities and states have paid out billions of dollars to the world's corporate titans in an attempt to boost their economies, create new and better jobs, and lure well-known events such as the Olympics and the Super Bowl to within their borders, not to mention give officials a chance to have their pictures taken with celebrities. That Big Entertainment drives bigger economies is a myth, however, one that has nonetheless permeated every facet of policy making despite the overwhelming evidence that it results in a raw deal for the taxpaying public. In The Billionaire Boondoggle, Garofalo takes readers on a tour of publically-subsidized corporate America to explain how that myth came to be, how much money America's elected officials throw away, and why courting Big Entertainment just courts disaster"-- Provided by publisher.

How safe are we? : homeland security since 9/11

March 20, 2019
Napolitano, Janet, author.
New York : PublicAffairs, [2019]
xviii, 215 pages ; 22 cm
Includes index.

Kushner, Inc. : greed, ambition, corruption : the extraordinary story of Jared Kushner and Ivanka Trump

March 19, 2019
Ward, Vicky, author.
viii, 293 pages ; 25 cm
"Jared Kushner and Ivanka Trump are the self-styled Prince and Princess of America. Their swift, gilded rise to extraordinary power in Donald Trump's White House is unprecedented and dangerous. In Kushner, Inc., investigative journalist Vicky Ward digs beneath the myth the couple has created, depicting themselves as the voices of reason in an otherwise crazy presidency." -- Provided by publisher.

What you have heard is true : a memoir of witness and resistance

March 19, 2019
Forché, Carolyn, author.
New York : Penguin Press, 2019.
390 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Describes the author's deep friendship with a mysterious intellectual who introduced her to the culture and people of El Salvador in the 1970s, a tumultuous period in the country's history, inspiring her work as an unlikely activist.

The dangerous case of Donald Trump : 37 psychiatrists and mental health experts assess a president : updated and expanded with new essays

March 19, 2019
New York : Thomas Dunne Books and imprint of St. Martin's Press 2019.
lxii, 475 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
"Updated and expanded with new essays"--Front cover.
"He's only getting worse. Donald Trump's erratic behavior throughout his presidential campaign caused many of us to ask: What is wrong with him? After the election, politicians and pundits assured us he would change once he took office and would live up to his role as president. After spending two years in the most powerful position in the world, however, Trump has only gotten worse. He rants. He lashes out. He threatens violence. He holds rallies to rile up his supporters. And he lies constantly. He has become, to use the word of one former staffer, "unhinged." In this updated and expanded edition of the bestselling The Dangerous case of Donald Trump, the twenty-seven psychiatrists, psychologists, and other mental health experts who first took on their brave "duty to warn" the public about the dangers of Trump are now joined by ten more."--Dust jacket.

A hard and bitter peace : a global history of the Cold War

March 19, 2019
Judge, Edward H., author.
xvi, 395 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Part I. Origins of the Cold War. The seeds of conflict -- Adversaries and allies, 1939-1945 -- The formation of the Communist bloc, 1944-1948 -- The Cold War begins, 1945-1948 -- The battle for Germany, 1948-1952 -- The Cold War's origins in Asia, 1945-1954 -- Part II. The global confrontation. The conflict over Korea, 1950-1953 -- New leaders and new realities, 1953-1959 -- The Cold War in the Middle East and South Asia, 1953-1960 -- The Cold War comes to Africa, 1957-1964 -- Crisis and coexistence, 1960-1964 -- Southeast Asia and the Cold War, 1954-1973 -- China, SALT, and the superpowers, 1967-1972 -- Part III. The search for a solution. The heyday of détente, 1972-1975 -- The decline of détente, 1975-1979 -- The return of the Cold War, 1980-1985 -- The thaw in the Cold War, 1985-1988 -- The end of the Cold War, 1988-1991 -- Lessons and legacies of the Cold War.
This comprehensive text provides a balanced survey of the Cold War in a genuinely global framework. Presenting not only Soviet and Western perspectives, but also the outlooks of peoples and leaders throughout Asia, the Middle East, Africa, and Latin America, Edward H. Judge and John W. Langdon offer in-depth treatment of imperialism, anti-imperialism, decolonization, national liberation struggles, and their Cold War connections. The authors explore the background and context for all major developments during the era, as well as capsule biographies and character analyses of key figures. Tracing the Cold War from its roots in East-West tensions before and during World War II through its origins in the immediate postwar era, the book concludes with the Cold War's legacy, which continues today. Written in a clear and lively style, this compelling text will bring the era to life for readers who didn't experience its dramas and crises directly -- Provided by publisher.

America's suicide

March 18, 2019
Davison, Michael H., author.
xiv, 319 pages ; 23 cm
"Major themes expanded in this book..." --Back cover.
Our other religion -- The legacy of our other religion -- The left-right delusion -- Crocodile tears -- The mosquitoes advance/The "Progressive" left -- Belief: Blessing or curse? -- Scrooge? -- Mr. Trump's triumph -- Securing freedom and justice -- A wistful future.

Love your enemies : how decent people can save America from our culture of contempt

March 15, 2019
Brooks, Arthur C., 1964- author.
New York, NY : Broadside Books, [2019].
ix, 242 pages ; 24 cm
Introduction: Are you sick of fighting yet? -- The culture of contempt -- Can you afford to be nice? -- Love lessons for leaders -- How can I love my enemies if they are immoral? -- The power and peril of identity -- Tell me a story -- Is competition our problem? -- Please disagree with me -- Conclusion: five rules to subvert the culture of contempt.

The workshop and the world : what ten thinkers can teach us about science and authority

March 15, 2019
Crease, Robert P., author.
New York : W.W. Norton & Company, [2019]
319 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Francis Bacon's New Atlantis -- Galileo and the authority of science -- Rene Descartes : workshop thinking -- Giambattista Vico : going mad rationally -- Mary Shelley's hideous idea -- Auguste Comte's religion of humanity -- Max Weber : authority and bureaucracy -- Kemal Atatørk : science and patriotism -- Edmund Husserl : cultural crisis -- Hannah Arendt : action -- Conclusion.

Climate change politics and policies in America : historical and modern documents in context

March 15, 2019
Santa Barbara, California : ABC-CLIO, An Imprint of ABC-CLIO, LLC, [2019]
2 volumes (xv, 601 pages) ; 26 cm

The Declaration of Independence : America's first founding document in U.S. history and culture

March 15, 2019
Vile, John R., author.
Santa Barbara, California : ABC-CLIO, [2019]
xlix, 437 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm

Empires of the weak : the real story of European expansion and the creation of the new world order

March 15, 2019
Sharman, J. C. (Jason Campbell), 1973- author.
Princeton, New Jersey : Princeton University Press, [2019]
xii, 196 pages ; 25 cm
Introduction : The Military Revolution and the First International System -- Iberian Conquistadors and Supplicants -- Company Sovereigns and the Empires of the East -- The Asian Invasion of Europe in Context -- Conclusion : How the Europeans Won in the End (Before They Later Lost).
"What accounts for the rise of the state, the creation of the first global system, and the dominance of the West? The conventional answer asserts that superior technology, tactics, and institutions forged by Darwinian military competition gave Europeans a decisive advantage in war over other civilizations from 1500 onward. In contrast, Empires of the Weak argues that Europeans actually had no general military superiority in the early modern era. J.C. Sharman shows instead that European expansion from the late fifteenth to the late eighteenth centuries is better explained by deference to strong Asian and African polities, disease in the Americas, and maritime supremacy earned by default because local land-oriented polities were largely indifferent to war and trade at sea. Europeans were overawed by the mighty Eastern empires of the day, which pioneered key military innovations and were the greatest early modern conquerors. Against the view that the Europeans won for all time, Sharman contends that the imperialism of the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries was a relatively transient and anomalous development in world politics that concluded with Western losses in various insurgencies. If the twenty-first century is to be dominated by non-Western powers like China, this represents a return to the norm for the modern era. Bringing a revisionist perspective to the idea that Europe ruled the world due to military dominance, Empires of the Weak demonstrates that the rise of the West was an exception in the prevailing world order."--Dust jacket.

Billionaire democracy : the hijacking of the American political system

March 14, 2019
Tyler, George R., author.
Dallas, TX : BenBella Books, [2018]
viii, 294 pages ; 23 cm
America is a low-quality democracy -- Reducing the role of money to improve the quality of American democracy -- Achieving political equality -- Original intent to prevent fake news.

The United States government manual.

March 12, 2019
Washington, D.C. : Office of Government Reports,
v. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Vols. for <2016-2018> published: Lanham, Md. : Bernan Press.

Truth in our times : inside the fight to save press freedom in the age of alternative facts

March 12, 2019
McCraw, David Edward, author.
New York : All Points Books, 2019.
xi, 288 pages ; 22 cm
Includes index.
Election day -- Reckless disregard -- Mystery mail and the box in the courthouse -- Tax day -- Day of the gaggle -- US vs. us -- The leaks police -- The don of defamation -- Fake fake news -- Insecure -- Weinstein & Co -- Alice in FOIA-land -- A world of trouble -- One morning a letter -- Afterword.

Yes she can : 10 stories of hope & change from young female staffers of the Obama White House

March 11, 2019
New York : Schwartz & Wade Books, 2019.
xvi, 269 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 22 cm
Molly Dillon -- Andrea R. Flores -- Kalisha Dessources Figures -- Taylor Lustig -- Vivian P. Graubard --Eleanor Celeste -- Nita Contreras -- Jenna Brayton -- Jaimie Woo -- Noemie C. Levy --A girl's guide to getting into government.
"An anthology for young women by young women, featuring stories from ten inspiring young staffers who joined the Obama administration in their 20s with the hope of making a difference"--Provided by publisher.

The broken circle : a memoir of escaping Afghanistan

March 8, 2019
Ahmadi-Miller, Enjeela, 1975-, author.
256 pages : map ; 22 cm
"Before the Soviet invasion of 1980, Enjeela Ahmadi remembers her home&#x2014;Kabul, Afghanistan&#x2014;as peaceful, prosperous, and filled with people from all walks of life. But after her mother, unsettled by growing political unrest, leaves for medical treatment in India, the civil war intensifies, changing young Enjeela&#x2019;s life forever. Amid the rumble of invading Soviet tanks, Enjeela and her family are thrust into chaos and fear when it becomes clear that her mother will not be coming home. Thus begins an epic, reckless, and terrifying five-year journey of escape for Enjeela, her siblings, and their father to reconnect with her mother. In navigating the dangers ahead of them, and in looking back at the wilderness of her homeland, Enjeela discovers the spiritual and physical strength to find hope in the most desperate of circumstances."-- Provided by publisher.

Manual for survival : a Chernobyl guide to the future

March 7, 2019
Brown, Kate (Kathryn L.), author.
New York : W.W. Norton & Company, 2019.
420 pages : map ; 25 cm
"A chilling exposé of the international effort to minimize the health and environmental consequences of nuclear radiation in the wake of Chernobyl. Governments and journalists tell us that though Chernobyl was "the worst nuclear disaster in history," a reassuringly small number of people died (44), and nature recovered. Yet, drawing on a decade of fine-grained archival research and interviews in Ukraine, Russia, and Belarus, Kate Brown uncovers a much more disturbing story--one in which radioactive isotypes caused hundreds of thousands of casualties."--Provided by publisher.

Slaves, slaveholders, and a Kentucky community's struggle toward freedom

March 6, 2019
Leonard, Elizabeth D., author.
Lexington, Kentucky : The University Press of Kentucky, [2019]
xiv, 178 pages : map ; 24 cm

Our history is the future : Standing Rock versus the Dakota Access Pipeline, and the long tradition of indigenous resistance

March 4, 2019
Estes, Nick, author.
London : Verso Colophon, 2019.
310 pages : illustrations, map ; 22 cm
"In 2016, a small protest encampment at the Standing Rock reservation in North Dakota, initially established to block construction of the Dakota Access oil pipeline, grew to be the largest Indigenous protest movement in the twenty-first century, attracting tens of thousands of Indigenous and non-Native allies from around the world. Its slogan "Mni Wiconi"--Water is Life--was about more than just a pipeline. Water Protectors knew this battle for Native sovereignty had already been fought many times before, and that, even after the encampment was gone, their anti-colonial struggle would continue. In Our History is the Future, Nick Estes traces traditions of Indigenous resistance leading to the #NoDAPL movement from the days of the Missouri River trading forts through the Indian Wars, the Pick-Sloan dams, the American Indian Movement, and the campaign for Indigenous rights at the United Nations. While a historian by trade, Estes also draws on observations from the encampments and from growing up as a citizen of the Oceti Sakowin (the Nation of the Seven Council Fires), making Our History is the Future at once a work of history, a personal story, and a manifesto"-- Provided by publisher.

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