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Let's split! : a complete guide to separatist movements and aspirant nations, from Abkhazia to Zanzibar / by Christopher F. Roth.

May 10, 2016 - 6:40am
Title: Let's split! : a complete guide to separatist movements and aspirant nations, from Abkhazia to Zanzibar / by Christopher F. Roth.
Author: Roth, Christopher Fritz,
Call Number: D445 .R595 2015
Description: "An entertaining and informative look at contemporary struggles for independence around the world"--

American swastika : inside the white power movement's hidden spaces of hate / Pete Simi and Robert Futrell.

May 10, 2016 - 6:40am
Title: American swastika : inside the white power movement's hidden spaces of hate / Pete Simi and Robert Futrell.
Author: Simi, Pete,
Call Number: E184.A1 S599 2015
Description: "American Swastika takes readers through hidden enclaves of hate in America, exploring how White Supremacy movements thrive nationwide, even as the country on the surface advocates racial equality. The authors explain the difference between movements such as the KKK, the Aryan Nation, and Skinheads, among others, then discuss the various ways White Supremacists cultivate, maintain, and spread their beliefs, largely under the radar of most Americans. Authors Pete Simi and Robert Futrell draw on over a decade of research and interviews, from the infamous Hayden Lake Aryan compound in Northern Idaho, to private homes in L.A., to hate music concerts around the country. Through descriptive case studies, the authors look at hate in the home, talking with parents who aim to raise little Hitler and discussing the impact home schooling and cultural isolation can have on children. The authors also describe Aryan crash pads, Bible studies, and rituals, take readers through the hate music scene from underground bars to massive rallies, and examine how the internet has shaped communication and created disturbing new virtual communities. American Swastika shows how White Power groups sustain themselves and grow, even in a nation that preaches equality and tolerance, and looks toward how we can work to prevent future violence"--Publisher's description.

Chasing perfection : a behind-the-scenes look at the high-stakes game of creating an NBA champion / Andy Glockner.

May 10, 2016 - 6:40am
Title: Chasing perfection : a behind-the-scenes look at the high-stakes game of creating an NBA champion / Andy Glockner.
Author: Glockner, Andy,
Call Number: GV885.7 .G56 2016
Description: "Basketball team building is the ultimate challenge as the NBA level and the last few years have seen a massive change in the amount of money, technology, and approaches to finding and evaluating players. This process starts at the high school level, goes through college, and culminates in the NBA, where the ability to identify and cultivate talent is at an absolute premium. Media and fans like to talk about "busts" when a player doesn't work out, but in truth, it takes a complete team/franchise culture beyond any evaluation system to ensure the greatest chance of player success. Spanning the entire amateur and pro basketball landscape and using the 2014-2015 NBA season as a prism to a much larger story, Chasing Perfection is a fascinating, all-access spin through the inner workings of the smartest minds at every level of the game, all of whom are part of the chase for an end goal that may be impossible: establishing certainty in player acquisition. It is part quant/analysis/data and part philosophical/theoretical, but all interesting. It is about the ongoing, relentless, high-stakes quest to find what national sports writer Andy Glockner calls "Perfected Players" and what ultimately happens to them at the highest (pro) level. Chasing Perfection explores those players who, by the end of their run through high school and college and into the NBA, hit as many qualitative and quantitative predictors of future success as possible"--

The fever of 1721 : the epidemic that revolutionized medicine and American politics / Stephen Coss.

May 9, 2016 - 8:40am
Title: The fever of 1721 : the epidemic that revolutionized medicine and American politics / Stephen Coss.
Author: Coss, Stephen,
Call Number: RC183.1 .C67 2016
Description: "More than fifty years before the American Revolution, Boston was in revolt against the tyrannies of the Crown, Puritan Authority, and Superstition. This is the story of a fateful year that prefigured the events of 1776"--

Small town talk : Bob Dylan, the Band, Van Morrison, Janis Joplin, Jimi Hendrix and friends in the wild years of Woodstock / Barney Hoskyns.

May 9, 2016 - 8:40am
Title: Small town talk : Bob Dylan, the Band, Van Morrison, Janis Joplin, Jimi Hendrix and friends in the wild years of Woodstock / Barney Hoskyns.
Author: Hoskyns, Barney,
Call Number: ML3534.3 .H672 2016