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            American history: postwar, from c 1945 -

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            Captive Audience: The Telecom Industry and Monopoly Power in the New Gilded Age

            Captive Audience: The Telecom Industry and Monopoly Power in the New Gilded Age (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Crawford, Susan

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            Why Americans are paying much more for Internet access, and getting much less

            ISBN 9780300205701
            Released NZ 15 Feb 2014
            Publisher Yale University Press
            Interest Age 19+ years
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            The Great Suppression: Voting Rights, Corporate Cash, and the Conservative Assault on Democracy
             

            The Great Suppression: Voting Rights, Corporate Cash, and the Conservative Assault on Democracy (Hardback)

            By Roth, Zachary

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            A deeply reported look inside the new conservative movement working to undermine American democracy. It's been a bad few years for Democrats. Congressional Republicans have held bills hostage and blocked judicial appointments. The Supreme Court has eviscerated campaign finance la...ws, opening elections to the highest bidder. Meanwhile, twenty-two states have passed laws making it harder to cast a ballot--especially for young people, poor people, and people of color, who not coincidentally tend to vote liberal. Progressives have often seen these moves as cynical attempts to gain an electoral advantage or stymie the Democrats agenda. But reporter Zachary Roth dug deeper and discovered something even more alarming: A growing number of Republicans are afraid of the popular will and they re doing everything they can to limit it. Since our country s founding, the right has worried about democracy degenerating into mob rule. But in the age of Obama, with young and minority voters increasingly flexing their political muscles, those fears have resurfaced with a vengeance. And now conservatives are fighting back.In The Great Suppression, Roth introduces us to the politicians, scholars, and activists at the forefront of this new movement. He takes us inside the successful scheme to give the GOP a long-term lock on Congress, no matter what the election results say, and travels to the east Texas town where a group of white conservatives used a legal loophole to oust the majority black school board without a vote. He exposes the state officials and corporate lobbyists who are teaming up to stamp out grassroots democracy on everything from minimum wage laws to the environment. He meets the libertarian lawyers reclaiming judicial activism in order to strike down legislation and roll back the New Deal. And he shows us how efforts to curb the popular will are playing out on the ground, hurting the most vulnerable Americans and preventing progress on issues that desperately need attenti
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            ISBN 9781101905760
            Released NZ 18 Aug 2016
            Publisher Random House
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            No Freedom without Regulation: The Hidden Lesson of the Subprime Crisis

            No Freedom without Regulation: The Hidden Lesson of the Subprime Crisis (Hardback)

            By Singer, Joseph William

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            A tour de force that corrects a misconception long embraced by both the left and the right about markets and regulation

            ISBN 9780300211672
            Released NZ 15 Oct 2015
            Publisher Yale University Press
            Interest Age 19+ years
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            Unprecedented: The Constitutional Challenge to Obamacare

            Unprecedented: The Constitutional Challenge to Obamacare (Hardback)

            Foreword by Barnett, Randy; Blackman, Josh

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            This inside story of the legal challenge to Obamacare from a conservative constitutional lawyer involved in the movement is a brilliant mixture of legal, political and media intrigue capped by a truly consequential Supreme Court decision.

            ISBN 9781610393287
            Released NZ 24 Sep 2013
            Publisher Misc - Alliance Distribution
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            Life Happens: And Other Unavoidable Truths
             

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

            By Schultz, Connie

            From the 2005 Pulitzer Prize--winning columnist Connie Schultz comes fresh, clever, insightful commentary on life today: love, politics, social issues, family, and much, much more. In the tradition of Anna Quindlen, Molly Ivins, and Erma Bombeck, but with a distinctive voice and ...sensibility all her own, Connie Schultz comes out of the heartland of America to get you seeing, feeling, and thinking more deeply about the lives we lead today. You might spot someone you know in the stories here, writes Connie. Maybe you'll even find a glimpse of yourself. Yes, each of us is unique, but life happens in ways that bind us like Gorilla Glue. In Life Happens, Connie shares sharp, passionate observations, winning our hearts with personal thoughts on a wide range of topics, from finding love in middle age to the meaning behind her father's lunch pail, from single motherhood, to who really gets the tips you leave and why as the war in Iraq, race relations, gay marriage, and wwhy women don't vote. In a more humorous vein, Connie shares her mother's advice on men ( Don't marry him until you see how he treats the waitress ) and warns men everywhere against using the dreaded f-word (it's not the one you think). Along the way, Connie introduces us to the heroic people who populate our world and shows us how just one person can make a difference. Charming, provocative, funny, and perceptive, Life Happens gives us, for the first time, Connie Schultz's celebrated commentary in one irresistible volume. Life Happens challenges us to be more open and alive to others and to the world around us. From the Hardcover edition.
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            ISBN 9780812975680
            Released NZ 15 Sep 2007
            Publisher Random House
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            Very Recent History: An Entirely Factual Account of a Year (c. AD 2009) in a Large City

            Very Recent History: An Entirely Factual Account of a Year (c. AD 2009) in a Large City (Paperback)

            By Sicha, Choire

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            Very Recent History by Choire Sicha is an idiosyncratic and elegant narrative that follows a handful of young men in New York City as they navigate the ruins of money and power-in search of love and connection.After the Wall Street crash of 2008, the richest man in town is the ma...yor.
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            ISBN 9780061914317
            Released NZ 25 Aug 2014
            Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
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            They Know Everything About You: How Data-Collecting Corporations and Snooping Government Agencies Are Destroying Democracy

            They Know Everything About You: How Data-Collecting Corporations and Snooping Government Agencies Are Destroying Democracy (Trade Paperback / Paperback, First Trade Paper Edition)

            By Scheer, Robert

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            Scheer reminds us that privacy is everything...and yet it's disappearing faster than an electronic blip moving at warp speed from your computer to the NSA. With clarity and precision, Scheer dissects the military-intelligence complex, showing it to be neither very secure nor very... intelligent, but, rather, dangerous to us all. -Robert Reich
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            ISBN 9781568585185
            Released NZ 23 Feb 2016
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            Transatlantic Relations in the 21st Century: Europe, America and the Rise of the Rest
             

            Transatlantic Relations in the 21st Century: Europe, America and the Rise of the Rest (Hardback)

            By Lagadec, Erwan

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            This title offers an overview of the interface between European integration, transatlantic relations, and the 'rise of the rest' in the early 21st century.

            ISBN 9780415683210
            Released NZ 14 May 2012
            Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
            Interest Age 19+ years
            Series Contemporary Security Studies
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            No Clear And Present Danger: A Skeptical View Of The UNited States Entry Into World War II
             

            No Clear And Present Danger: A Skeptical View Of The UNited States Entry Into World War II (Trade Paperback / Paperback, 25th edition)

            By Russett, Bruce M.

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            First published at the height of the Vietnam War, this book argues that America's involvement in the conflict arose substantially from an over-confident and unilateral interpretation of history, and that the mistake is one from which lessons can still be learned.

            ISBN 9780813331959
            Released NZ 1 Aug 1997
            Publisher Taylor & Francis Inc
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            Our Latest Longest War: Losing Hearts and Minds in Afghanistan

            Our Latest Longest War: Losing Hearts and Minds in Afghanistan (Hardback)

            Edited by O'Connell, Aaron B.

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            The first rule of warfare is to know one's enemy. The second is to know thyself. More than fifteen years and three quarters of a trillion dollars after the US invasion of Afghanistan, it's clear that the United States followed neither rule well. America's goals in Afghanistan wer...e lofty to begin with: dismantle al Qaeda, remove the Taliban from power, remake the country into a democracy. But not only did the mission come completely unmoored from reality, the United States wasted billions of dollars, and thousands of lives were lost. Our Latest Longest War is a chronicle of how, why, and in what ways the war in Afghanistan failed. Edited by historian and Marine lieutenant colonel Aaron B. O'Connell, the essays collected here represent nine different perspectives on the war-all from veterans of the conflict, both American and Afghan. Together, they paint a picture of a war in which problems of culture and an unbridgeable rural-urban divide derailed nearly every field of endeavor. The authors also draw troubling parallels to the Vietnam War, arguing that deep-running ideological currents in American life explain why the US government has repeatedly used armed nation-building to try to transform failing states into modern, liberal democracies. In Afghanistan, as in Vietnam, this created a dramatic mismatch of means and ends that neither money, technology, nor the force of arms could overcome. The war in Afghanistan has been the longest in US history, and in many ways, the most confounding. Few who fought in it think it has been worthwhile. These are difficult topics for any American or Afghan to consider, especially those who lost friends or family in it. This sobering history-written by the very people who have been fighting the war-is impossible to ignore.
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            ISBN 9780226265650
            Released NZ 15 Mar 2017
            Publisher John Wiley & Sons Australia Lt
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