Inyo County Free Library - New Acquisitions

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The enigma of Japanese power: people and politics in a stateless nation

By Wolferen, Karel Van

Publishing Date: 1989

Classification: 300

Call Number: 306.2 WOL

"The first full-scale examination of the inner workings of Japan's political/industrial system"--Cover subtitle.

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All about love: new visions

By hooks, bell

Publishing Date: 2001

Classification: 300

Call Number: 306.7 HOO

Presenting radical new ways to think about love, the author examines the role of love in our personal and professional lives and how it can be used to end struggles between individuals, communities, and societies.

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The army of the Caesars

By Grant, Michael

Publishing Date: [1992?], c1974

Classification: 300

Call Number: 322 GRA

Briefly considers the history and structure of the Roman imperial army and carefully assesses its impact upon the life of the empire - (Baker & Taylor)

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Unworthy republic: the dispossession of Native Americans and the road to Indian territory

By Saunt, Claudio

Publishing Date: [2020]

Classification: 300

Call Number: 323.1197 SAU

"A masterful and unsettling history of the forced migration of 80,000 Native Americans across the Mississippi River in the 1830s. On May 28, 1830, Congress authorized the expulsion of indigenous peoples from the East to territories west of the Mississippi River. Over the next decade, Native Americans saw their homelands and possessions stolen through fraud, intimidation, and murder. Thousands lost their lives. In this powerful, gripping book, Claudio Saunt upends the common view that "Indian Removal" was an inevitable chapter in US expansion across the continent. Instead, Saunt argues that it was a contested political act-resisted by both indigenous peoples and US citizens-that passed in Congress by a razor-thin margin. In telling the full story of this systematic, state-sponsored theft, Saunt reveals how expulsion became national policy, abetted by southern slave owners and financed by Wall Street. Moving beyond the familiar story of the Trail of Tears, Unworthy Republic offers a fast-paced yet deeply researched account of unbridled greed, government indifference, and administrative incompetence. The consequences of this vast transfer of land and wealth still resonate today"--

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Insurgency: how Republicans lost their party and got everything they ever wanted

By Peters, Jeremy

Publishing Date: [2022]

Classification: 300

Call Number: 324.2734 PET

"How, Peters asks, did conservative values that Republicans claimed to cherish, like small government, fiscal responsibility, and morality in public service, get completely eroded as an unshakable faith in Donald Trump grew to define the party? The answer is a tale traced across three decades--with new reporting and firsthand accounts from the people who were there--of populist uprisings that destabilized the party ... After Barack Obama's election convinced many Republicans that they faced an existential demographics crossroads, many believed the only way to save the party was to create a more inclusive and diverse coalition. But party leaders underestimated the energy and popular appeal of those who would pull the party in the opposite direction ... In this sweeping history, Peters details key junctures and episodes to unfurl the story of a revolution from within. Its architects had little interest in the America of the new century but a deep understanding of the iron will of a shrinking minority"--

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Unthinkable: trauma, truth, and the trials of American democracy

By Raskin, Jamin B.

Publishing Date: [2022]

Classification: 300

Call Number: 328.73 RAS

Congressman Jamie Raskin tells the story of the forty-five days at the start of 2021 that permanently changed his life - and his family's - as he confronted the painful loss of his son to suicide, lived through the violent insurrection in our nation's Capitol, and led the impeachment effort to hold President Trump accountable for inciting the political violence. A moving story of a father coping with his pain and a revealing examination of holding President Trump accountable for the violence he fomented.

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Miss Independent: a simple 12-step plan to start investing and grow your own wealth

By Lapin, Nicole

Publishing Date: [2022]

Classification: 300

Call Number: 332.6 LAP

You've worked hard for your money and now it's time for your money to work for you. You will never earn or budget your way into real wealth. Growing your money significantly doesn't require starting with a lot of money. It requires a little bit of knowledge about taking smart risks and as much time as possible to take advantage of the glorious power of compound interest, which Einstein refers to as the eighth wonder of the world. From automating your savings to easy, no-stress investing strategies, Nicole will teach you how to take your financial knowledge and portfolio to the next level and start you on your journey to your ultimate destination: true financial independence.

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Deep ecology

By Devall, Bill

Publishing Date: 1985

Classification: 300

Call Number: 333.716 DEV

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Islands of abandonment: life in the post-human landscape

By Flyn, Cal

Publishing Date: 2021

Classification: 300

Call Number: 333.7315 FLY

As if Annie Dillard walked into THE WORLD WITHOUT US: a beautiful, lyrical exploration of the places where nature is flourishing in our absence Some of the only truly feral cattle in the world wander a long-abandoned island off the northernmost tip of Scotland. A variety of wildlife not seen in many lifetimes has rebounded on the irradiated grounds of Chernobyl. A lush forest supports thousands of species that are extinct or endangered everywhere else on earth in the Korean peninsula's narrow DMZ. Cal Flyn, an investigative journalist, exceptional nature writer, and promising new literary voice visits the eeriest and most desolate places on Earth that due to war, disaster, disease, or economic decay, have been abandoned by humans. What she finds every time is an "island" of teeming new life: nature has rushed in to fill the void faster and more thoroughly than even the most hopeful projections of scientists. ISLANDS OF ABANDONMENT is a tour through these new ecosystems, in all their glory, as sites of unexpected environmental significance, where the natural world has reasserted its wild power and promise. And while it doesn't let us off the hook for addressing environmental degradation and climate change, it's a case that hope is far from lost, and is ultimately a story of redemption. The most polluted spots on Earth can be rehabilitated through ecological processes, and in fact they already are.

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National park ranger: an American icon

By Farabee, Charles R

Publishing Date: 2003

Classification: 300

Call Number: 333.78 FAR

In this celebration of one of AMerica's most enduring symbols, fromer ranger Butch Farabee brielfy revies the evolution of this national symbol.

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Tuna: love, death, and mercury

By Ellis, Richard

Publishing Date: 2009

Classification: 300

Call Number: 333.95 ELL

Examines the natural history of the tuna, one of the world's most endangered marine animals, revealing how the increasing demand for sushi has caused a devastating overfishing of the tuna and detailing the implications of its potential extinction.

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American taxation, American slavery

By Einhorn, Robin L

Publishing Date: 2006

Classification: 300

Call Number: 336.2009 EIN

In American Taxation, American Slavery, Robin Einhorn shows the deep, broad, and continuous influence of slavery on America's fear and loathing of taxes. From the earliest colonial times right up to the Civil War, slaveholding elites feared strong and democratic government as a threat to the institution of slavery. Einhorn reveals how the heated battles over taxation, the power to tax, and the distribution of tax burdens were rooted not in debates over personal liberty but rather in the rights of slaveholders to hold human beings as property. Along the way, she exposes the antidemocratic origi.

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Four pillars of constitutionalism: the organic laws of the United States

Publishing Date: 1998

Classification: 300

Call Number: 342.73

Contains the full text of the Declaration of Independence, the Articles of Confederation, the Northwest Ordinance, and the Constitution.

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Dark bargain: slavery, profits, and the struggle for the Constitution

By Goldstone, Lawrence

Publishing Date: [2005]

Classification: 300

Call Number: 342.7302 GOL

Reveals the compromises made by men both driven and repelled by slavery and the needs of the slave economy that were made by the men creating the American Constitution.

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Your grandparent rights

By Taft, Neil

Publishing Date: [2018]

Classification: 300

Call Number: 346.7301 TAF

"Grandparents today have never taken on as much responsibility for caring for their grandchildren, and yet have never been so bereft of legal support. In this wise guide, Neil Taft, pastor, counsellor and loving grandparent addresses the problems and offers solutions that anyone can follow to ensure the best interests of grandchildren. Do you have grandchildren you rarely or never see? Has a beloved grandchild been prevented from spending time with you? Do you want to know what rights you have as a grandparent? Do you need to support your adult child? Read this book for the answers to these and many more questions."--Amazon.com

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Sword and scimitar: fourteen centuries of war between Islam and the West

By Ibrahim, Raymond

Publishing Date: [2018]

Classification: 300

Call Number: 355 IBR

A sweeping history of the often-violent conflict between Islam and the West, shedding a revealing light on current hostilities The West and Islam--the sword and the scimitar--have clashed since the mid-seventh century, when, according to Muslim tradition, the Byzantine emperor rejected Prophet Muhammad's order to abandon Christianity and convert to Islam, unleashing a centuries-long jihad on Christendom. Sword and Scimitar chronicles the significant battles that arose from this ages-old Islamic jihad, beginning with the first major Islamic attack on Christian land in 636, through the occupation of the Middle East that prompted the Crusades and the far-flung conquests of the Ottoman Turks, to the European colonization of the Muslim world in the 1800s, when Islam largely went on the retreat--until its reemergence in recent times. Using original sources in Arabic, Greek, Latin, and Turkish, preeminent historian Raymond Ibrahim describes each battle in vivid detail and explains the effect the outcome had on larger historical currents of the age and how the military lessons of the battle reflect the cultural faultlines between Islam and the West. The majority of these landmark battles are now forgotten or considered inconsequential. Yet today, as the West faces a resurgence of this enduring Islamic jihad, Sword and Scimitar provides the needed historical context to understand the current relationship between the West and the Islamic world, and why the Islamic State is merely the latest chapter of an old history.

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Sailing true north: ten admirals and the voyage of character

By Stavridis, James

Publishing Date: 2019

Classification: 300

Call Number: 359.0092 STA

The distinguished admiral and former Supreme Allied Commander of NATO presents a meditation on leadership and character as demonstrated by the lives of 10 illustrious naval commanders, from Themistoclese and Drake to Nelson and Hopper. Illustrations. - (Baker & Taylor)

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Mental health awareness

Publishing Date: 2022

Classification: 300

Call Number: 362.2097

According to data collected by the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH), nearly one in five Americans lives with some kind of behavioral illness, and one in twenty suffer from what is called "serious behavioral illness." Behavioral health issues are common, affecting more than 50 million Americans at any time. Many millions more experience mental and behavioral health issues indirectly, through friends, family, or in performing their jobs. Many professionals in public service professions, such as emergency responders and individuals in the medical profession, encounter many types of mental and emotional health issues in the course of their work. Behavioral health ultimately affects all Americans, whether directly or indirectly, and this means that behavioral health is a collective, national problem. Some experts claim that the United States is experiencing a behavioral health crisis, largely because rates of depression and behavioral health issues have been increasing since the 1990s. Data from within the behavioral health industry indicates that more than half of those suffering from extreme behavioral health issues do not seek or are unable to obtain treatment. This is a problem that overlaps with the lack of sufficient medical care coverage, increased levels of substance abuse, and other mental health issues. The COVID-19 health crisis posed a serious external stressor that many expert believe will continue to deepen America's behavioral health crisis in various ways. Coping with a massive societal disruption like COVID-19 has called attention to shortcomings in the US healthcare and social welfare systems--Page ix.

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There are no accidents: the deadly rise of injury and disaster--who profits and who pays the price

By Singer, Jessie

Publishing Date: 2022

Classification: 300

Call Number: 363.1 SIN

"A journalist recounts the surprising history of accidents and reveals how they've come to define all that's wrong with America. We hear it all the time: 'Sorry, it was just an accident.' And we've been deeply conditioned to just accept that explanation and move on. But as Jessie Singer argues convincingly: There are no such things as accidents. The vast majority of mishaps are not random but predictable and preventable. Singer uncovers just how the term 'accident' itself protects those in power and leaves the most vulnerable in harm's way, preventing investigations, pushing off debts, blaming the victims, diluting anger, and even sparking empathy for the perpetrators. As the rate of accidental death skyrockets in America, the poor and people of color end up bearing the brunt of the violence and blame, while the powerful use the excuse of the 'accident' to avoid consequences for their actions. Born of the death of her best friend, and the killer who insisted it was an accident, this book is a moving investigation of the sort of tragedies that are all too common, and all too commonly ignored. In this revelatory book, Singer tracks accidental death in America from turn of the century factories and coal mines to today's urban highways, rural hospitals, and Superfund sites. Drawing connections between traffic accidents, accidental opioid overdoses, and accidental oil spills, Singer proves that what we call accidents are hardly random. Rather, who lives and dies by an accident in America is defined by money and power. She also presents a variety of actions we can take as individuals and as a society to stem the tide of 'accidents'--saving lives and holding the guilty to account"--

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EarthEd: rethinking education on a changing planet

Publishing Date: [2017]

Classification: 300

Call Number: 363.7007

The Worldwatch Institute, in its flagship publication, analyzes how we can equip students with the skills to navigate the turbulent century ahead. With global environmental changes locked into our future, what we teach must evolve. All education will need to be environmental education, teaching students to be ecoliterate, deep-thinking, and deeply moral leaders, ready to face unprecedented challenges. EarthEd explores traditional areas of environmental education such as nature-based learning and systems thinking, as well as new essential topics including social-emotional learning and the importance of play. This latest edition of State of the World examines how, by rethinking education, people worldwide can better adapt to a rapidly changing planet. ; Back cover.

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