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161 Rosenberg, Joel C. EPICENTER: WHY CURRENT RUMBLINGS IN THE MIDDLE EAST WILL CHANGE YOUR FUTURE
Tyndale House Publishers 2006 1414311354 / 9781414311357 Hardcover Fine/Fine 
Description: THE EYES OF THE WORLD ARE ON THE EPICENTER Irans president vow s to wipe Israel off the map and says the end of the world is just two or t hree years away. A leading U.S. presidential candidate says that if Iran go es nuclear, we could have Armageddon. Russia signs a billion-dollar arms de al with Iran and helps Iran build nuclear facilities. The president of the United States refuses to rule out preemptive nuclear strikes to stop Iran. What does the future hold? How will it affect your world? The politics of the Middle East can be murky and confusing. But one thing i s increasingly certain: the eyes of the nations are riveted upon Israel and her neighbors, the epicenter of the momentous events shaking our world and shaping our future. And now a new crisis is brewing. . . . 
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WHAT EVERY AMERICAN SHOULD KNOW ABOUT THE REST OF THE WORLD: YOUR GUIDE TO TODAY'S HOT SPOTS, HOT SHOTS AND INCENDIARY ISSUES, Rossi, Melissa L.
162 Rossi, Melissa L. WHAT EVERY AMERICAN SHOULD KNOW ABOUT THE REST OF THE WORLD: YOUR GUIDE TO TODAY'S HOT SPOTS, HOT SHOTS AND INCENDIARY ISSUES
Plume 2003 0452284058 / 9780452284050 Paperback Very Good 
A clean softcover, no markings throughout, NOT an ex-lib book: Confused about the news? Slip out of the room when friends talk current eve nts? Now you can keep up with ease and learn to talk like a diplomat. Among the things you'll soon be able to slip into everyday conversation: What is the difference between Kurdistan and Kazakhstan? 
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TO END A CIVIL WAR: NORWAY'S PEACE ENGAGEMENT IN SRI LANKA, Salter, Mark
163 Salter, Mark TO END A CIVIL WAR: NORWAY'S PEACE ENGAGEMENT IN SRI LANKA
Hurst 2015 1849045747 / 9781849045742 Paperback Very Good 
A copy that has been read, but is in excellent condition. Pages are intact and not marred by notes or highlighting. The spine remains undamaged. Between 1983 and 2009 Sri Lanka was host to a bitter civil war fought betwe en the Government and the Tamil Tigers, which sought the creation of an ind ependent Tamil state. In May 2009 came the war's violent end with the crush ing defeat of the Tamil Tigers at the hands of the Sri Lanka Army. But prio r to this grim finale, for some time there had been hope for a peaceful end to the conflict. Beginning with a ceasefire agreement in early 2002, for a lmost five years a series of peace talks between the two sides took place i n locations ranging from Thailand and Japan to Norway, Germany and Switzerl and. To End a Civil War tells the story of trying to bring peace to Sri Lanka. I n particular it tells the story of how a faraway European nation--Norway--c ame to play a central role in efforts to end the conflict, and what its sma ll, dedicated team of mediators did in their untiring efforts to reach what ultimately proved the elusive goal of a negotiated peace. In doing so it fills a critical gap in our understanding of the Sri Lankan conflict. But it also illuminates in detail a much wider problem: the intense fragility that surrounds peace processes and the extraordinary lengths to which their proponents often stretch in order to secure their progress. 
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164 Sampson, Anthony THE ESSENTIAL ANATOMY OF BRITAIN.
Hodder & Stoughton Publisher 1992 0340584424 / 9780340584422 Paperback Very Good+ 
In 1962 Anthony Sampson analyzed the workings of the British government and power in a guide that was called "The Anatomy of Britain". Now in John Maj or's Britain, following changes wrought by Margaret Thatcher, the author ha s re-examined the Britain of 1992. The author asks many questions ranging o ver the complete economic, political, cultural, social and ecclesiastical f ield and analyzes the hopes for the future and the promise for change. This book is intended for those involved in management, the health service, edu cation, politics and local government, as well as those interested in Brita in. 
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THE MIDAS TOUCH: MONEY, PEOPLE AND POWER FROM WEST TO EAST (TEACH YOURSELF), Sampson, Anthony
165 Sampson, Anthony THE MIDAS TOUCH: MONEY, PEOPLE AND POWER FROM WEST TO EAST (TEACH YOURSELF)
Hodder & Stoughton Education 1990 0340530324 / 9780340530320 Paperback Very Good 
Demonstrates the relationship between money, people and power in both Weste rn and Eastern culture over the centuries. The author reiterates that many of the trends that have been regarded as distinctively new in the past deca des have parallels in earlier centuries. 
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166 Saunders, Kate CATHOLICS AND SEX
William Heinemann 1992 0434672467 / 9780434672462 1st Edition Hardcover Near Fine /Very Good+ 
The Roman Catholic Church has been obsessed with sexual taboos since its fo undation. In this book, the authors combine detailed historical and theolog ical research with an account of modern Catholicism, based on personal case histories and interviews. 
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167 Savage, Candace COWGIRLS
Ten Speed Press 1996 0898158303 / 9780898158304 Paperback Very Good 
Althouth the Western frontier has been tirelessly represented as "Man's Cou ntry", women were there from the beginning. Candace Savage traces the cowgi rl back to her origins among the cattle queens, lady bandits and ranchwomen of the mid-to-late 19th century. While proper Victorian ladies sat in thei r parlours, these female adventurers unlaced their corsets, exchanged their skirts for scandalous "divided" garments, and swung astride ponies. Workin g as ranch wives, range daughters and ranch owners; they roped cattle, shot rustlers and broke colts. In their spare time they made clothes, boiled la undry, scrubbed floors, baked pies, gave birth and cared for their children . From the 1880s on, this tough life was exhibited to the rest of the world through Wild West shows and circuses. One of the "curious creatures of the west" was Annie Oakley, whose dainty build, pretty face - and the ability to blast a hole through a playing card from a distance of 90 feet - made he r a star. The image continued to be projected in films, music, theatre, fas hion and advertising. The changing depiction of the cowgirl provides a visu al record, including: a rangewoman pitching hay in a Victorian full skirt a nd high collar; a comic strip showing a heroic Dale Evans single-handedly r esucing a runaway wagon; a mini-skirted cowgirl in a 1950s advert for potat oes; and Western Barbie, complete with silver glitter. Gathered from archiv es and private collections in North America and Europe, they highlight the text that celebrates this cultural phenomenon. Candace Savage is the author of "Aurora: The Mysterious Northern Lights", which was shortlisted for the 
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THE FATE OF THE EARTH, Schell, Jonathan
168 Schell, Jonathan THE FATE OF THE EARTH
Avon Books 1988 0380613255 / 9780380613250 Paperback Very Good 
When Jonathan Schell heard all that loose talk about attainment of objectiv es in a limited nuclear war, it was too much for him and he did what all of us would like to do: he wrote a book. It is very pessimistic. The mere presence of all those weapons is enough to ensure that sometime, somewhere, someone is going to set one off. Schell makes sure all of us know the horrendous possibilities of a nuclear exchange and all the reasons for bringing such possibilities to a halt. Everyone agrees. The question is, how do we get these monsters under control? 
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FAST FOOD NATION: WHAT THE ALL-AMERICAN MEAL IS DOING TO THE WORLD, Schlosser, Eric
169 Schlosser, Eric FAST FOOD NATION: WHAT THE ALL-AMERICAN MEAL IS DOING TO THE WORLD
Penguin Books, Limited (UK) 2002 0141006870 / 9780141006871 Paperback Very Good 
Now the subject of a film by Richard Linklater, Eric Schlosser's explosive bestseller Fast Food Nation: What the All-American Meal is Doing to the Wor ld tells the story of our love affair with fast food. Britain eats more fas t food than any other country in Europe. It looks good, tastes good, and it 's cheap. But the real cost never appears on the menu. Eric Schlosser visit s the lab that re-creates the smell of strawberries; examines the safety re cords of abattoirs; reveals why the fries really taste so good and what lur ks between the sesame buns - and shows how fast food is transforming not on ly our diets but our world. 'Fast Food Nation has lifted the polystyrene li d on the global fast food industry ...and sparked a storm' Observer 'Has wi ped that smirk off the Happy Meal ...Thanks to this man, you'll never eat a burger again' Evening Standard 'Startling ...Junk food, we learn, is just that ...left this reader vowing never to set foot in one of those outlets a gain' Daily Mail 'This book tells you more than you really want to know whe n you're chomping on that hamburger ...Have a nice day? Listen - you should live so long' The Times Eric Schlosser is a correspondent for the Atlantic Monthly. His first book, Fast Food Nation, was a major international bests eller. His work has appeared in the Atlantic Monthly, Rolling Stone and the Guardian. He has received a number of journalistic honours, including a Na tional Magazine Award for an Atlantic Review article on the drug trade, whi ch was later adapted into the book Reefer Madness. 
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REEFER MADNESS: ...AND OTHER TALES FROM THE AMERICAN UNDERGROUND, Schlosser, Eric
170 Schlosser, Eric REEFER MADNESS: ...AND OTHER TALES FROM THE AMERICAN UNDERGROUND
Penguin Books Ltd 2004 0141010762 / 9780141010762 Paperback Good 
From the author of Fast Food Nation, Eric Schlosser's Reefer Madness: and O ther Tales from the American Underground follows the money to uncover made the country rich: porn, pot and exploitation. In three linked essays, Eric Schlosser uncovers how dirty dealings and secret vices are part of a global black market on which we all depend. Reefer Madness traces the history of the contemporary 'war on drugs' from its origins in Reagan's social conserv atism through to its profound impact on civil society, creating a justice s ystem that punishes marijuana offences more harshly than rape and murder. A n Empire of the Obscene tells the story of Reuben Sturman, the billionaire 'Walt Disney of porn' who most effectively exploited economies of scale to create a business that now saturates America and the world with graphic sex ual imagery. In the Strawberry Fields shows how public demand for a soft re d fruit is causing mass migration from Central America and changing Califor nia's political economy forever. 'An amazing secret history of America's fa vourite vices' Independent 'A shocking journey through the underside of the world's mightiest economy' The Times 'Schlosser tells us things we already suspect to be true, but don't dare think about' Daily Telegraph 'Superb .. .mind-blowing ...quite simply the non-fiction book of the year' The List Er ic Schlosser is an author and investigative journalist based in New York. H is first book, Fast Food Nation, was a major international bestseller. His work has appeared in the Atlantic Monthly, Rolling Stone and the Guardian. 
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REEFER MADNESS: SEX, DRUGS, AND CHEAP LABOR IN THE AMERICAN BLACK MARKET, Schlosser, Eric
171 Schlosser, Eric REEFER MADNESS: SEX, DRUGS, AND CHEAP LABOR IN THE AMERICAN BLACK MARKET
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2003 0618334661 / 9780618334667 Hardcover Very Good/Very Good 
A copy that has been read, but is in excellent condition. Pages are intact and not marred by notes or highlighting. The spine remains undamaged. In Reefer Madness, the best-selling author of Fast Food Nation investigates America's black market and its far-reaching influence on our society throu gh three of its mainstays -- pot, porn, and illegal immigrants. The undergr ound economy is vast; it comprises perhaps 10 percent -- perhaps more -- of America's overall economy, and it's on the rise. Eric Schlosser charts thi s growth, and finds its roots in the nexus of ingenuity, greed, idealism, a nd hypocrisy that is American culture. He reveals the fascinating workings of the shadow economy by focusing on marijuana, one of the nation's largest cash crops; pornography, whose greatest beneficiaries include Fortune 100 companies; and illegal migrant workers, whose lot often resembles that of m edieval serfs. All three industries show how the black market has burgeoned over the past three decades, as America's reckless faith in the free market has combined with a deep-seated puritanism to create situations both preposterous and tr agic. Through pot, porn, and migrants, Schlosser traces compelling parallel s between underground and overground: how tycoons and gangsters rise and fa ll, how new technology shapes a market, how government intervention can rei nvigorate black markets as well as mainstream ones, how big business learns -- and profits -- from the underground. With intrepid reportage, rich history, and incisive argument, Schlosser illuminates the shadow economy and the culture that casts that shadow. 
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172 Schmitz, Rob STREET OF ETERNAL HAPPINESS: BIG CITY DREAMS ALONG A SHANGHAI ROAD
John Murray Publishers 2017 1444791087 / 9781444791082 Paperback Very Good 
A copy that has been read, but is in excellent condition. Pages are intact and not marred by notes or highlighting. The spine remains undamaged. An unforgettable portrait of individuals who hope, struggle, and grow along a single street cutting through the heart of China's most exhilarating met ropolis, from one of the most acclaimed broadcast journalists reporting on China today. Modern Shanghai: a global city in the midst of a renaissance, where dreamer s arrive each day to partake in a mad torrent of capital, ideas, and opport unity. Marketplace's Rob Schmitz is one of them. He immerses himself in his neighborhood, forging deep relationships with ordinary people who see in t he city's sleek skyline a brighter future, and a chance to rewrite their de stinies. There's Zhao, whose path from factory floor to shopkeeper is sidet racked by her desperate measures to ensure a better future for her sons. Do wn the street lives Auntie Fu, a fervent capitalist forever trying to impro ve herself with religion and get-rich-quick schemes while keeping her skept ical husband at bay. Up a flight of stairs, musician and café owner CK sets up shop to attract young dreamers like himself, but learns he's searching for something more. As Schmitz becomes more involved in their lives, he mak es surprising discoveries which untangle the complexities of modern China: A mysterious box of letters that serve as a portal to a family's - and coun try's - dark past, and an abandoned neighborhood where fates have been viol ently altered by unchecked power and greed. A tale of 21st century China, Street of Eternal Happiness profiles China's distinct generations 
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SECRET LIVES OF GREAT AUTHORS: WHAT YOUR TEACHERS NEVER TOLD YOU ABOUT FAMO US NOVELISTS, POETS, AND PLAYWRIGHTS, Schnakenberg, Robert
173 Schnakenberg, Robert SECRET LIVES OF GREAT AUTHORS: WHAT YOUR TEACHERS NEVER TOLD YOU ABOUT FAMO US NOVELISTS, POETS, AND PLAYWRIGHTS
Quirk Books 2008 1594742111 / 9781594742118 Paperback Very Good 
Strange-but-true tales of murderers, adulterers, drug addicts, and other li terary legends. With outrageous and uncensored profiles of everyone from William Shakespeare to Thomas Pynchon, Secret Lives of Great Authors tackles all the tough questions your high school teachers were afraid to ask: What's the deal with Lewis Carroll and little girls? Is it true that J. D. Salinger drank his own urine? How many women--and men--did Lord Byron actually sleep with? And why was Ayn Rand such a big fan of Charlie's Angels? Classic literature was never this much fun in school! 
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NO HEROES: A MEMOIR OF COMING HOME, Shannon, Elaine
174 Shannon, Elaine NO HEROES: A MEMOIR OF COMING HOME
Atria 1999 0671020617 / 9780671020613 1st Edition Hardcover Very Good/Very Good 
Those FBI folks keep spilling their secrets. Here, the founder of the agenc y's Hostage Rescue Team talks about cases spanning his 30-year career. 
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PASSAGES: PREDICTABLE CRISES OF ADULT LIFE, Sheehy, Gail
175 Sheehy, Gail PASSAGES: PREDICTABLE CRISES OF ADULT LIFE
Bantam Doubleday Dell 0553103067 / 9780553103069 Paperback Very Good 
From the Publisher At last, this is your story. You'll recognize yourself, your friends, and your loves. You'll see how to use each life crisis as an opportunity for creative change -- to grow to your full potential. Gail Sheehy's brilliant road map of adult life shows the inevitable personality and sexual changes we go through in our 20s, 30s, 40s, and beyond. The Trying 20s -- The safety of home left behind, we begin trying on life's uniforms and possible partners in search of the perfect fit. The Catch 30s -- illusions shaken, it's time to make, break, or deepen life commitments. The Forlorn 40s -- Dangerous years when the dreams of youth demand reassessment, men and women switch characteristics, sexual panic is common, but the greatest opportunity for self-discovery awaits. The Refreshed (or Resigned) 50s -- Best of life for those who let go old roles and find a renewal of purpose. 
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"JACKIE"! THE EXPLOITATION OF A FIRST LADY, Shulman, Irving
176 Shulman, Irving "JACKIE"! THE EXPLOITATION OF A FIRST LADY
Trident Press 1970 0671270524 / 9780671270520 Paperback Very Good 
Written in the 1960s, at the height of Jackie Kennedy’s popularity, this bo ok addresses the pressures that American society placed on this strong, vib rant widow. Irving Shulman details Jackie’s life leading up to and followin g the death of her husband, President John F. Kennedy, focusing on the desp icable and intrusive behavior of the media. Shulman sees Jackie as a victim of tabloid culture. 
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STRAIGHT SHOOTING: WHAT'S WRONG WITH AMERICA AND HOW TO FIX IT, Silber, John
177 Silber, John STRAIGHT SHOOTING: WHAT'S WRONG WITH AMERICA AND HOW TO FIX IT
HarperCollins 1990 0060920181 / 9780060920180 Paperback Very Good 
The nationally prominent, outspoken president of Boston University here pas sionately defends traditional values. While he finds symptoms of malaise in American society increasingly evident, Silber believes that today's youth will rediscover ``the foundations of morals, and many more traditional beli efs and practices founded on wisdom, hard-won through thousands of years.'' In the section ``First Principles,'' he addresses fundamental concepts tha t govern individuals in society; ``Lessons in School' relates his experienc es as an educator; ``Lessons Out of School'' is a philosophical examination of problematic areas of contemporary life. Silber is provocative and inter esting, a straight-shooter, in this well-written, stimulating analysis of t he American condition today. Conservative Book Club main selection. 
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CORNER, Simon, David
178 Simon, David CORNER
Canongate Books Ltd 2009 1847673171 / 9781847673176 Paperback Very Good 
The crime-infested intersection of West Fayette and Monroe Streets is well- known--and cautiously avoided--by most of Baltimore. But this notorious cor ner's 24-hour open-air drug market provides the economic fuel for a dying n eighborhood. David Simon, an award-winning author and crime reporter, and E dward Burns, a 20-year veteran of the urban drug war, tell the chilling sto ry of this desolate crossroad. Through the eyes of one broken family--two d rug-addicted adults and their smart, vulnerable 15-year-old son, DeAndre Mc Collough--Simon and Burns examine the sinister realities of inner cities ac ross the country and unflinchingly assess why law enforcement policies, mor al crusades, and the welfare system have accomplished so little. This extra ordinary book is a crucial look at the price of the drug culture and the po ignant scenes of hope, caring, and love that astonishingly rise in the mids t of a place America has abandoned. 
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179 Sinclair, Andrew THE RED AND THE BLUE: INTELLIGENCE, TREASON AND THE UNIVERSITIES
Hodder & Stoughton General D 1987 0340416874 / 9780340416877 Paperback Very Good 

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THE PRESIDENT OF GOOD & EVIL: QUESTIONING THE ETHICS OF GEORGE W. BUSH, Singer, Peter
180 Singer, Peter THE PRESIDENT OF GOOD & EVIL: QUESTIONING THE ETHICS OF GEORGE W. BUSH
Plume 2004 0452286220 / 9780452286221 Paperback Very Good 
The New York Times bestseller book every American should read before voting in the 2004 elections More than any president in recent memory, George W. Bush invokes the langua ge of good versus evil and right versus wrong. Here, world-renowned Princet on University professor of ethics Peter Singer shines a spotlight on Bush, analyzing whether or not he has lived up to the values he so often touts in his presidential prose. Called "timely and searching," by the Washington P ost, this accessible look at the president reveals his pattern of ethical c onfusion and self-contradiction, and his moral failure on dozens of hot-but ton issues. Labeled a "generous critic" by the New York Times, Singer advan ces devastating arguments that make this the book to give to anyone thinkin g of voting for George W. Bush in November 2004. "George W. Bush has met his match. This is a chilling and powerful intellec tual indictment of an administration desperate to cover up the damage it in flicts." - David Corn, author of The Lies of George W. Bush and Washington editor of The Nation "Even Bush supporters will have to admit that, in an age of diatribe, this book elevates the level of political discourse. The more American voters wh o read it, the better." - Robert Wright, author of Nonzero and The Moral An imal "Mr. Singer's influence extends to the world beyond the ivory tower partly because he writes with such lucidity and quiet passion about genuinely pressing issues." - The Economist 
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