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Challenges for Rural America in the Twenty-First Century

Subjects: Sociology, Rural--United States; Rural development--United StatesSOCIAL SCIENCE / Sociology / General; HISTORY / United States / 21st Century; SOCIAL SCIENCE / Sociology / Rural

  • Abstract: The twentieth century was one of profound transformation in rural America. Demographic shifts and economic restructuring have conspired to alter dramatically ...

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The Torture Papers : The Road to Abu Ghraib

Subjects: Torture--Iraq; Iraq War, 2003-2011--Atrocities; Political prisoners--IraqHISTORY / United States / 21st Century

  • Abstract: The Torture Papers document the so-called'torture memos'and reports which US government officials wrote to prepare the way for, and to document, coercive interrogation and torture ...

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Neal Cassady : The Fast Life of a Beat Hero

Subjects: Beats (Persons)--BiographyBIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Historical; HISTORY / United States / 21st Century

  • Abstract: This in-depth biography--the first to explore the ups and downs of Neal Cassady--takes a look at the man who achieved immortality as Dean Moriarty, the ...

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The Matador's Cape : America's Reckless Response to Terror

Subjects: September 11 Terrorist Attacks, 2001--Influence; Anti-Americanism; War on Terrorism, 2001-2009HISTORY / United States / 21st Century

  • Abstract: The Matador's Cape delves into the causes of the catastrophic turn in American policy at home and abroad since 9/11. In a collection of searing essays, ...

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War in Our Time : Reflections on Iraq, Terrorism, and Weapons of Mass Destruction

Subjects: Iraq War, 2003-; Weapons of mass destruction; TerrorismHISTORY / United States / 21st Century

  • Abstract: Consists of newspaper articles written on three topics--the Iraq war, the war on terror, and weapons of mass destruction.'Uniquely in the 62-year

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Winning the Un-War : A New Strategy for the War on Terrorism

Subjects: War on Terrorism, 2001-2009HISTORY / United States / 21st Century

  • Abstract: According to President Bush, “the American people are safer” as a result of invading Iraq. True, Saddam Hussein has been removed from power. But al ...

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9/11 and the War on Terror

Subjects: War on Terrorism, 2001-2009--Literature and the war; War on Terrorism, 2001-2009--Motion pictures and the war; War on Terrorism, 2001-2009--Art and the warHISTORY / United States / 21st Century; POLITICAL SCIENCE / Terrorism

  • Abstract: This interdisciplinary study of how 9/11 and the ‘war on terror'were represented during the Bush era, shows how culture often functioned as a vital resource, for ...

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American Thought and Culture in the 21st Century

Subjects: HISTORY / United States / 21st Century

  • Abstract: Will the twenty-first century be the next American Century? Will American power and ideas dominate the globe ...

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Apollo's Fire : Igniting America's Clean Energy Economy

Subjects: Global warming; Clean energy--United States; Energy policy--United StatesPOLITICAL SCIENCE / General; HISTORY / United States / 21st Century; POLITICAL SCIENCE / Public Policy / Economic Policy

  • Abstract: In 1961, President John F. Kennedy ignited America's Apollo Project and sparked a revolution in space exploration. Today the New Apollo Energy Project is poised to ...

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Eyes Upside Down : Visionary Filmmakers and the Heritage of Emerson

Subjects: Experimental films--United States--History and criticismPERFORMING ARTS / Film / History & Criticism; HISTORY / United States / 21st Century

  • Abstract: Sitney analyzes in detail the work of eleven American avant-garde filmmakers as heirs to the aesthetics of exhilaration and innovative vision articulated by Ralph Waldo ...

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Fabricating the Absolute Fake: 'America' in Contemporary Pop Culture

Subjects: Popular culture--United States; Popular culture--Netherlands; Civilization--American influencesHISTORY / United States / General; HISTORY / United States / 21st Century; PERFORMING ARTS / Film / General

  • Abstract: A fascinating exploration of how global cultures struggle to create their own'America'within a post-9/11 media culture, Fabricating the Absolute Fake reflects on what it might ...

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Obama's America

Subjects: Presidents--United States--Election--2008HISTORY / United States / 21st Century

  • Abstract: The year 2008 will be remembered as the moment when the US elected its first African American president. This revealing book seeks to place the extraordinary ...

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