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            Where Valor Rests: Arlington National Cemetery
             

            Where Valor Rests: Arlington National Cemetery (Hardback)

            By Atkinson, Rick; Afterword by Abrams, Creighton

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            Bittersweet and breath-taking, this gorgeously illustrated edition celebrates the 150th anniversary of Arlington National Cemetery, guiding readers gently through the stories of: its surprising origins, the people who tend the graves and mourn the fallen heroes, the tomb guards, ...the services, and more.
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            ISBN 9781426214813
            Publisher National Geographic Books
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            The Operators: The Wild and Terrifying Inside Story of America's War in Afghanistan

            The Operators: The Wild and Terrifying Inside Story of America's War in Afghanistan (Paperback, Digital original)

            By Hastings, Michael

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            Six rollercoaster weeks that brought down America's top general by the ROLLING STONE journalist who broke the story.

            ISBN 9780753829387
            Released NZ 26 Feb 2013
            Publisher Orion Publishing
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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
            Publisher Random House
            Interest Age 19+ years
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            The Stranger: Barack Obama in the White House
              

            The Stranger: Barack Obama in the White House (Hardback, Large type / large print edition)

            By Todd, Chuck

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            A nuanced, behind-the-scenes narrative of President Obama's first term that explores what Obamaism truly is, by NBC's award-winning Chief White House Correspondent.

            ISBN 9780316245203
            Released NZ 11 Nov 2014
            Publisher Little, Brown
            Interest Age 19+ years
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            Big Boy Rules: America's Mercenaries Fighting in Iraq
             

            Big Boy Rules: America's Mercenaries Fighting in Iraq (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Fainaru, Steve

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            Traveling with a group of American security contractors--mercenaries, or mercs--award-winning reporter Steve Fainaru reveals in gritty detail the men who live by Big Boy Rules.

            ISBN 9780306818387
            Released NZ 4 Feb 2010
            Publisher Hachette
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            A Brief History of the Future: A Brave and Controversial Look at the Twenty-First Century

            A Brief History of the Future: A Brave and Controversial Look at the Twenty-First Century (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Attali, Jacques; Translated by Leggatt, Jeremy

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            Brilliant and provocative. . . . His conclusions will be as controversial as they are difficult to dismiss. -Henry Kissinger

            ISBN 9781611450132
            Released NZ 1 Jul 2011
            Publisher Skyhorse Publishing
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            The Mirror Test: America at War in Iraq and Afghanistan

            The Mirror Test: America at War in Iraq and Afghanistan (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Weston, J. Kael

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            A former State Department official draws on a wide range of voices and stories to explore the human costs of conflict, asking hard questions about the U.S. wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.

            ISBN 9780345806949
            Released NZ 15 Apr 2017
            Publisher Random House
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            Urban Policy in the Time of Obama
             

            Urban Policy in the Time of Obama (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            Edited by DeFilippis, James; Afterword by Johnson, Cedric

            With his background as a community organizer and as a state legislator representing Chicago s South Side, Barack Obama became America s most urban president since Teddy Roosevelt. But what has been his record in dealing with the issues most impacting our metropolitan areas today?... Looking past the current administration, what are the future prospects of the nation s cities, and how have they been shaped by our policies in this century? Seeking to answer these questions, Urban Policy in the Time of Obama s contributors explore a broad range of policy arenas that shape, both directly and indirectly, metropolitan areas and urbanization processes.This volume reveals the Obama administration s surprisingly limited impact on cities, through direct policy initiatives such as Strong Cities, Strong Communities, Promise Neighborhoods, and Choice Neighborhood Initiatives. There has been greater impact with broader policies that shape urban life and governance, including immigration reform, education, and health care.Closing with Cedric Johnson s afterword, Baltimore, the Policing Crisis, and the End of the Obama Era illuminating the Black Lives Matter movement and what its broader social context says about city governance in our times Urban Policy in the Time of Obama finds that most of the dominant policies and policy regimes of recent years have fallen short of easing the ills of America s cities, and calls for a more equitable and just urban policy regime.Contributors: Rachel G Bratt, Tufts University; Christine Thurlow Brenner, University of Massachusetts Boston; Karen Chapple, University of California, Berkeley; James Fraser, Vanderbilt University; Edward G. Goetz, University of Minnesota; Dan Immergluck, Georgia Tech; Amy T. Khare, University of Chicago; Robert W. Lake, Rutgers University; Pauline Lipman, University of Illinois at Chicago; Lorraine C. Minnite, Rutgers University-Camden; Kathe Newman, Rutgers University; Deirdre Oakley, Georgia State University; Frances Fo
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            ISBN 9780816696598
            Publisher Misc - NewSouth
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            Series Globalization and Community
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            Bipedal, By Pedal: A history of bicycle activism in Portland, OR
             

            Bipedal, By Pedal: A history of bicycle activism in Portland, OR (Pamphlet / Other)

            By Biel, Joe; By (photographer) Blue, Elly

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            In this, the third issue of Joe Biel's award-winning, ongoing look at the Critical Mass movement, we are given a well-researched analysis at the history of bicycle activism and police spying in Portland, Oregon. The result is an engaging and readable combination of story, activis...m, and history. Over the course of 44 pages, Biel looks at why a city so bike-friendly as Portland has virtually no Critical Mass ride, while cataloging the ways the Portland Police Department has interacted with local riders and historic activism. Says Biel, It's concerning how many times a cyclist has repeated to me the police's version of Portland's cycling history or how years later new rumors are created about what happened. Strange and inspiring, Bipedal, By Pedal #3 is essential, illuminating reading for cyclists and non-cyclists alike.
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            ISBN 9781621063841
            Publisher Misc - NewSouth
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            Series Bicycle
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            How Trump Won: The Inside Story of a Revolution
             

            How Trump Won: The Inside Story of a Revolution (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Pollak, Joel; Schweikart, Larry

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            From the moment Donald Trump announced his candidacy for the White House until very late on Election Night 2016, media and pollsters kept insisting Trump wouldn't--couldn't--be president. But for Larry Schweikart-one of a ragtag group of amateur politicos called the Deplorables w...ho had been publishing shockingly accurate polls and predictions-and Joel Pollak-a Breitbart News senior editor following Trump on the campaign trail-Trump's win was a near certainty. Schweikart and Pollak watched the Trump campaign build a powerful coalition between working Americans from both parties; they saw the momentum that the mainstream media and pollsters completely missed; and now, in How Trump Won, they tell the whole incredible story: from the early poll predictions of the Deplorables to the campaign trail to Election Night.
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            ISBN 9781621573951
            Publisher Misc - NewSouth
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