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Franklin D. Roosevelt : a political life / Robert Dallek.

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Title: Franklin D. Roosevelt : a political life / Robert Dallek.
Author: Dallek, Robert,
Call Number: E807 .D335 2017
Description: "In an era of great national divisiveness, there could not be a more timely biography of one of our greatest presidents than one that focuses on his unparalleled strategic skills as a unifier and a consensus maker. Robert Dallek's Franklin D. Roosevelt: A Political Life takes a fresh look at the many compelling questions of his remarkable presidency: How did a man who came from so privileged a background become one of the greatest champions of the country's needy? How did someone who never won recognition for his intellect foster such revolutionary innovations in our economic and social institutions? How did Roosevelt bring about such a profound change in America's foreign relations, leading it from isolationism to become an international superpower? By the time he became president, Roosevelt already commanded the respect and affection of millions of people through his services as assistant secretary of the Navy and governor of New York. Although many of his biographers agree that the onset of polio at the age of thirty-nine endowed him with a much greater sense of humanity, Dallek views that affliction as an insufficient explanation for his transformation into a masterful politician who would win an unprecedented four presidential terms and advance a remarkably progressive agenda. He attributes Roosevelt's success to two perceptive political insights. First, he made the presidency the central, most influential institution in the political system. Under his watch the country was able to recover from the Depression and entered World War II, but more controversially, he used that power in an unsuccessful attempt to pack the Supreme Court. Second, he understood that effectiveness in the American political system depended on building consensus and commanding stable, long-term popular support. In addressing the country's international and domestic challenges, Roosevelt recognized the critical importance of remaining attentive to the full range of public sentiment regarding policy decisions--perhaps his most important lesson in effective leadership, and one that remains vital today."--Dust jacket flaps.

Not a crime to be poor : the criminalization of poverty in America / Peter Edelman.

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Title: Not a crime to be poor : the criminalization of poverty in America / Peter Edelman.
Author: Edelman, Peter B.,
Call Number: HV95 .E27 2017
Description: "Most Americans believe debtors' prisons are a thing of the past. Yet today, people are in jail by the thousands for no other reason than that they are poor. As the Justice Department found when it investigated police practices in Ferguson, Missouri, massive fines and fees are levied for minor crimes such as broken taillights and rolling through stop signs, and when the poor cannot pay, the result is an epidemic of repeated stays in jail. Bail is routinely set without consideration of a defendant's ability to pay, resulting in one kind of justice system for those who can buy their way out and another harshly punitive one for those who can't. In Not a Crime to Be Poor, Georgetown law professor Peter Edelman argues that Ferguson is everywhere in America today. Through money bail systems, fees and fines, drivers license suspensions by the millions, strictly enforced laws against behavior including vagrancy and public urination that largely affect the homeless, and the substitution of prisons and jails for the mental hospitals that have traditionally served the impoverished, one of the richest countries on Earth has effectively criminalized poverty. Edelman, who famously resigned from the administration of Bill Clinton over welfare "reform, " connects the dots between disciplinary policies that disproportionately send African American and Latino schoolchildren to court for minor misbehavior, child support policies that send penniless fathers to jail, public housing rules that bar ex-offenders, the eviction of women who call 911 to get protection against domestic violence, and the threat of fraud charges against public benefit recipients to paint a picture of a mean-spirited system that turns daily struggles into inescapable poverty. Tracing this trend back to the so-called tax revolution when voters insisted that politicians cut taxes drastically, forcing cities and states to look to alternative ways of raising money, Edelman shows that we still live in a country where, to our great shame, it is a crime to be poor."--Jacket flap.

Cults in our midst / Margaret Thaler Singer with Janja Lalich ; foreword by Robert Jay Lifton.

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Title: Cults in our midst / Margaret Thaler Singer with Janja Lalich ; foreword by Robert Jay Lifton.
Author: Singer, Margaret Thaler.
Call Number: BP603 .S56 1996

Creating a data-informed culture in community colleges : a new model for educators / Brad C. Phillips, Jordan E. Horowitz.

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Title: Creating a data-informed culture in community colleges : a new model for educators / Brad C. Phillips, Jordan E. Horowitz.
Author: Phillips, Brad C.,
Call Number: LB2328.15.U6 P55 2017
Description: This book is about strategic data use by community college leaders and other staff for the purpose of making it actionable to improve student outcomes -- Provided by publisher.

Glucose regulation / Editor, Celia Levesque.

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Title: Glucose regulation / Editor, Celia Levesque.
Call Number: RT1 .N77 v.52 no.4

Pre-hospital emergency medicine at a glance / William Seligman, Sameer Ganatra, Timothy Parker, Syed Masud.

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Title: Pre-hospital emergency medicine at a glance / William Seligman, Sameer Ganatra, Timothy Parker, Syed Masud.
Author: Seligman, William, 1990-
Call Number: RC86.8 .P74 2018

Censored 2018 : press freedoms in a 'post-truth' world : the top censored stories and media analysis of 2016-2017 / [editors] Andy Lee Roth and Mickey Huff with Project Censored ; foreword by Deepa Kumar ; cartoons by Khalil Bendib.

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Title: Censored 2018 : press freedoms in a 'post-truth' world : the top censored stories and media analysis of 2016-2017 / [editors] Andy Lee Roth and Mickey Huff with Project Censored ; foreword by Deepa Kumar ; cartoons by Khalil Bendib.
Call Number: PN4888.P6 H84 2018

Edgar Huntly, or, Memoirs of a sleep-walker / Charles Brockden Brown ; edited with an introduction by Norman S. Grabo.

20 Newest Books With Cover Art - December 4, 2017 - 4:40pm
Title: Edgar Huntly, or, Memoirs of a sleep-walker / Charles Brockden Brown ; edited with an introduction by Norman S. Grabo.
Author: Brown, Charles Brockden, 1771-1810.
Call Number: PS1134 .E34 1988
Description: Edgar Huntly is the story of a young man who sleepwalks each night, a threat to himself and others, unable to control his baser passions. Set outside Philadelphia in 1787, the book becomes a metaphor for the founding of a new nation. Its characters face the problems confronted by the framers of the Constitution: how to harness the irrational, passionate aspects of man's nature without sacrificing individual liberty.

The underpants : a play by Carl Sternheim / adaptation by Steve Martin.

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Title: The underpants : a play by Carl Sternheim / adaptation by Steve Martin.
Author: Martin, Steve, 1945-
Call Number: PS3563.A7293 U53 2002
Description: Theo Maske, a puritanical bureaucrat, berates his wife for allowing her titular underpants to fall to the ground at a parade for the king.

The year of magical thinking / Joan Didion.

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Title: The year of magical thinking / Joan Didion.
Author: Didion, Joan.
Call Number: PS3554.I33 Z63 2007
Description: An autobiographical portrait of the author's efforts to deal with the death of her husband, John Gregory Dunne, shortly after their daughter Quintana was placed into an induced coma to help her survive complications after pneumonia.

Neuroanatomy and neuroscience at a glance / Roger A. Barker, Francesca Cicchetti, and neuropharmacology by Emma S.J. Robinson.

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Title: Neuroanatomy and neuroscience at a glance / Roger A. Barker, Francesca Cicchetti, and neuropharmacology by Emma S.J. Robinson.
Author: Barker, Roger A., 1961-
Call Number: RC341 .B326 2018

December’s Book Display

Library News - December 1, 2017 - 11:27am
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