By Jonathan Dee
In her small upstate big apple city, Molly Howe is well-liked for her attractiveness, poise, and personality, till sooner or later a secret's uncovered and he or she is cruelly ostracized. She escapes to Berkeley, the place she unearths solace in a tender artwork scholar named John Wheelwright. They embark on an excessive, all-consuming affair, until eventually the day Molly disappears–again. A decade later, John is lured by means of the eccentric ads visionary Mal Osbourne right into a dicy enterprise that threatens to eviscerate each notion, slogan, and gimmick exported through Madison street. and lots more and plenty to John’s amazement, one of many many swept into Osbourne’s artistic vortex is the lady who left him devastated such a lot of years prior to.
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By Cheryl K. Chumley
The Founding Fathers would not realize the USA this day. The God-given freedoms they championed within the invoice of Rights were chipped away through the years by way of an ever-intrusive executive bent on controlling all elements of our lives within the identify of security and safety. NSA wire-tapping and information assortment is Orwellian in its scope. The TSA, BLM, and IRS are all jockeying for keep an eye on of our lives. warrantless searches are at the upward push or even inspired in a few communities. Free speech, the correct to endure hands, deepest estate, and freedom of faith all are below assault. The structure has been tossed at the similar trash pile because the Bible. From site visitors gentle cameras to mobile tapping, from militarized police forces to concentrating on particular teams of individuals, the govt. is unfettered in its wish to keep an eye on the yankee humans. Police kingdom united states chronicles how the US acquired to the purpose of being a de facto police kingdom and what resulted in an out-of-control executive that more and more ignores the structure and exploits Sept. 11 defense fears to justify spying on its electorate. attractive new surveillance know-how makes it more uncomplicated to maintain tabs at the humans. the purchase by way of police departments of significant battlefield apparatus emboldens officers to strong-arm these they need to be holding. The failure of the scoop media to uphold the rights of voters units the level for this slippery slope. Police kingdom USA tells how we would conquer and recapture our freedoms, as expected by means of the Founding Fathers.
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By Edward Luce
"Gentlemen, we've run out of cash. it's time to commence thinking."-Sir Ernest Rutherford, winner of the Nobel Prize in Nuclear Physics
Time to begin Thinking is a ebook destined to spark debate between liberals and conservatives alike. Drawing on his many years of remarkable journalism and his connections inside of Washington and world wide, Luce advances a delicately developed and debatable argument, sponsored up via interviews with the various key avid gamers in politics and enterprise, that the US is wasting its pragmatism - and that the implications of this can quickly depart the rustic excessive and dry.
Luce turns his realization to a few varied key matters which are set to impact America's place on the planet order: the altering constitution of the united states economic climate, the ongoing polarization of yankee politics; the debilitating impression of the "permanent election campaign"; the demanding situations all for the overhaul of the country's public schooling process; and the health-or sickliness-of American innovation in expertise and enterprise. His end, "An unprecedented problem" appears at America's dwindling recommendations in a global the place the speed is more and more being set elsewhere.
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By Matthew M. Briones
Following Japan's assault on Pearl Harbor in 1941, the U.S. govt rounded up multiple hundred thousand eastern americans and despatched them to internment camps. a kind of internees used to be Charles Kikuchi. In millions of diary pages, he documented his stories within the camps, his resettlement in Chicago and drafting into the military at the eve of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, and his postwar existence as a social employee in big apple urban. Kikuchi's diaries undergo witness to a watershed period in American race family, and disclose either the promise and the hypocrisy of yankee democracy.
Jim and japanese Crow follows Kikuchi's own odyssey between fellow jap American intellectuals, immigrant activists, Chicago institution social scientists, daily humans on Chicago's South part, and psychologically scarred veterans within the hospitals of recent York. The publication chronicles a striking second in America's heritage within which interracial alliances challenged the bounds of the elusive democratic perfect, and during which the kingdom was once pressured to choose from civil liberty and the anxious politics of racial hysteria. It used to be an period of worldwide conflict and the atomic bomb, desegregation within the army yet Jim and eastern Crow somewhere else in the US, and a hopeful progressivism that gave approach to chilly warfare paranoia.
Jim and eastern Crow seems at Kikuchi's existence and diaries as a lens wherein to watch the probabilities, mess ups, and key conversations in a dynamic multiracial America.
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By Terry Beaudoin
The historical past of the olive within the Gold state of Northern California is a narrative of the Spanish within the New international, of the Gold Rush, of immigrants from Italy and different Mediterranean international locations, of daring pioneers, enterprising farmers and scientists, and of businessmen and businesswomen. concentrating on Calaveras County within the south and Placer County within the north, but additionally exploring the olive all through such a lot of Northern California, together with olive havens equivalent to Corning and Oroville, that tale is advised inside of those pages via infrequent and engaging pictures. in case you desire to discover the olive in Northern California, no matter if its heritage, or know-how, this quantity offers either an appetizer and a delightful entrée. As love of the olive grows, for the 1st time a booklet tells the story of the olive tree, the king of timber, within the mom Lode of California.
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This e-book tells a bunch of intertwining tales that culminate within the ancient 1947 collision of the Superman Radio exhibit and the Ku Klux Klan. it's the tale of the 2 Cleveland childrens who invented Superman as a defender of the little man and the hot York wheeler-dealers who made him an incredible media strength. it's the tale Ku Klux Klan's improvement from a membership to a major money-making computing device powered by means of the powers of worry and hate and of the folklorist who--along with many different activists-- took at the Klan by means of wielding the facility of phrases. mainly, it tells the tale of Superman himself--a smooth legendary hero and an embodiment of the cultural truth of his times--from the nice melancholy to the present.
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By Glenn Greenwald
The 1st actual personality examine of a misplaced president and his disastrous legacy
In this attention-grabbing, well timed publication, Glenn Greenwald examines the Bush presidency and its long term impression at the kingdom, charting the increase and steep fall of the present management, dissecting the rhetoric, and revealing the defective beliefs upon which George W. Bush outfitted his regulations. Enlightening and eye-opening, it is a robust examine the guy whose lack of ability and cowboy good judgment have left the USA in danger.
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By Tariq Ali
Pakistan stands at the entrance line of the battle opposed to terror. but this long-time best friend of the West, whose hyperlinks with the USA have prompted huge, immense friction in the nation, is in deepening situation. As President Pervez Musharraf struggles to hang to energy via states of emergency, press curbs and imprisonment of his rivals, a variety of forces threaten to smash him and tip the rustic right into a full-blown civil struggle. Drawing on huge first-hand examine and private wisdom, Tariq Ali investigates either the reasons and the implications of Pakistan's speedy spiral into political chaos. laying off new gentle on debatable questions (did the U.S. greenlight the execution of President Zufikar Ali Bhutto in 1979? Is NATO negotiating to provide the Taliban a task in Afghanistan? Are these now jockeying for strength any much less corrupt than Musharraf's present cronies?) he examines a number of the disparate parts and every of the major contributors whose conflicts are tearing Pakistan aside.
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By Amitai Etzioni
There are vital purposes for the precise but major direction changes in American and Western overseas coverage, which at the moment specializes in heart jap and chinese language “hot spots.” In early 2012, the U.S. “pivoted” to make the some distance East its army and strategic first precedence, thereby downgrading the center East. this alteration in priorities has been observed by way of a curtailed army finances and the top of the two-war doctrine.
With a brand new preface through the writer, Hot Spots argues that turning towards the a ways East is untimely and improper in precept. China can and will be handled as a possible associate in a altering worldwide order, instead of contained and made into an enemy. whilst, he argues, the genuine scorching spots stay within the heart East, albeit now not in Iraq or Afghanistan, yet in Iran and Pakistan. much less pressing, yet of significant value, are the methods the West bargains with a fancy and sundry Muslim international, with political Islamic events and social routine, and with destiny waves of Arab awakening. the following the excellence among safety and kingdom construction turns into crucial for either normative and strategic reasons.
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