New Arrivals · Politics

March 28, 2017
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

Cop under fire: moving beyond hashtags of race, crime & politics for a better America

March 27, 2017
Clarke, David, Jr., author.
xiv, 256 pages ; 24 cm
From rebellion to respect for the badge -- Political shakedown: give me your $29 or else -- I'm color-blind when it comes to crime and punishment -- Guess what? Prison is supposed to be unpleasant -- American education embraces and enforces poverty -- How lies turned isolated deaths into national scandals -- Black lives matter less to BLM than lies & leftist politics -- A hate group's battle cry: #BlackLivesMatter -- The Second Amendment isn't just for white people -- Changing the culture is a matter of faith, not politics -- God is not the enemy, but He's being attacked -- Homeland Security equals personal security -- The TSA is whistling past the graveyard -- The left's dreaded enemy: Black conservatives -- Convention of states: the next American revolution -- War has been declared on the American police officer.
America has become increasingly divided and polarized in recent years. With growing animosity toward law enforcement professionals, government corruption, disregard for the constitution, and racial tension thanks to the media and hate groups, there seems to be no easy answer in sight. But Sheriff David Clarke knows where we must begin. We need to stop blaming others and take ownership of our family, community, and country. We must face our problems and turn to God for solutions.

Everything under the heavens : how the past helps shape China's push for global power

March 24, 2017
French, Howard W., author.
New York : Alfred A. Knopf, [2017].
330 pages : illustrations, map ; 25 cm
National humiliation -- Island barbarians -- The gullet of the world -- A pacified south -- Sons of heaven, setting suns -- Claims and markers.
"For many years after its reform and opening in 1978, China maintained an attitude of false modesty about its ambitions. That role, reports Howard French, has been set aside. China has asserted its place among the global heavyweights, revealing its plans for pan-Asian dominance by building its navy, increasing territorial claims to areas like the South China Sea, and diplomatically bullying smaller players. Underlying this attitude is a strain of thinking that casts China's present-day actions in decidedly historical terms, as the path to restoring the dynastic glory of the past. If we understand how that historical identity relates to current actions, in ways ideological, philosophical, and even legal, we can learn to forecast just what kind of global power China stands to become--and to interact wisely with a future peer," --Inside jacket.

From Benito Mussolini to Hugo Chavez : intellectuals and a century of political hero worship

March 24, 2017
Hollander, Paul, 1932- author.
xii, 325 pages ; 24 cm
Introduction: intellectuals and politics -- Mussolini, fascism and intellectuals -- Hitler, nazism and intellectuals -- Stalin, Rakosi, Soviet communism and intellectuals -- Castro, Che Guevara, and their western admirers -- Western intellectuals, Mao's China and Cambodia under Pol Pot -- Other dictators and their admirers in more recent times -- Conclusions: the personal and the political.

E Pluribus One : reclaiming our founders' vision for a united America

March 23, 2017
Nelson, Sophia A., author.
New York : Center Street/Hachette Books Group, 2017.
338 pages ; 22 cm
15 fundamental codes of our Founding Fathers -- Prologue: E Pluribus Unum -- Section I: The citizens' codes -- Section II: The leadership codes -- Epilogue: The culmination of the Founders' vision.

Someone to watch over me : a portrait of Eleanor Roosevelt and the tortured father who shaped her life

March 21, 2017
Burns, Eric, author.
New York : Pegasus Books, 2017.
xxiii, 305 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
First note to readers: The problems of the story -- Prologue: Human rights -- Elliott -- Anna -- Courtship -- Marriage -- Nell's homeliness -- Nell's shyness -- Nell's fears -- Nell's loneliness -- Nell's coldness -- Second note to readers: The center of the mural -- Father, 1873-89 -- Daughter, 1917-28 -- Father, 1890-92 -- Daughter, 1932-36 -- Father, 1891 -- Daughter, 1920s-1950s -- Father, 1892-93 -- Daughter, 1936-62 -- Father, 1892-94 -- Daughter, 1948-59 -- Father, 1894 -- Daughter, 1952-62 -- Two legacies -- Epilogue: The goodnight kiss.
Eleanor Roosevelt's loveless marriage with FDR was no secret, and she had a cold relationship with most of her family, as well. Yet she was a warm person, beloved by friends, and her humanitarian work still influences the world today. Burns shows how Eleanor was shaped by her father Elliott, a lost spirit with a bittersweet story. Brother to Theodore Roosevelt, Elliot would eventually succumb to alcoholism and would be exiled to the Virginia countryside. But he kept up a close correspondence with his daughter. Burns reveals new facets to the lives of these pillars of American history.

Game of thorns : the inside story of Hillary Clinton's failed campaign and Donald Trump's winning strategy

March 21, 2017
Wead, Doug, author.
New York : Center Street, 2017.
406 pages ; 24 cm
An examination of the campaign strategies of the 2016 presidential election describes how Donald Trump's abrasive tactics struck a chord with previously unaligned segments of the country, undermining Clinton's traditional campaign efforts.

Colour bar : the triumph of Seretse Khama and his nation

March 21, 2017
Williams, A. Susan, author.
London : Penguin Books, 2016.
xxiii, 407 pages, [8] pages of plates : illustrations, map, portraits ; 20 cm
Originally published: London: Allen Lane, 2006.
Prologue : letter from Nelson Mandela on the death of Sir Seretse Khama -- 1. From Africa to wartorn Britain -- 2. Love match -- 3. The Bechuanaland Protectorate -- 4. The decision of the Bangwato Assembly -- 5. Ruth -- 6. The dark shadow of apartheid -- 7. Our mother -- Mohumagadi -- 8. The Harragin inquiry -- 9. 'A fit and proper person to be chief' -- 10. Tricked by the British government -- 11. The humiliation of Sir Evelyn Baring -- 12. Cover-up -- 13. In Africa, but kept apart -- 14. Together in Lobatse -- 15. Into exile -- 16. Living in London -- 17. Six thousand miles away from home -- 18. Banished forever -- 19. Envoys for justice -- 20. Sorrow in Serowe -- 21. A watershed in opinion -- 22. The campaign intensifies -- 23. The ending of exile -- 24. 'Before theirs eyes it rained' -- 25. The wind of change -- 26. Pula! : Botswana 1966.
The true story of a love which defied family, Apartheid, and empire - the inspiration for the major new feature film A United Kingdom, starring David Oyelowo and Rosamund Pike London, 1947. He was the heir to an African kingdom. She was a white English insurance clerk. When they met and fell in love, it would change the world. This is the inspiring true story of Seretse Khama and Ruth Williams, whose marriage sent shockwaves through the establishment, defied an empire - and, finally, triumphed over the prejudices of their age.

The Deplorables' guide to making America great again

March 20, 2017
Starnes, Todd, author.
xvii, 214 pages ; 23 cm
Introduction -- The happy warrior -- The great unraveling -- Pantsuits, yuge hands, and the 2016 presidential race -- Paul, Silas, and Sweet Home Alabama -- Indoctrination 101 -- Safe spaces, microagressions, and snowflakes -- Meet the Deplorables -- The rise of radical Islam -- A chicken sandwich for the soul -- You will be forced to comply -- Boys and girls and Zi and Zir -- I wanna deck somebody's halls -- The generation that might save freedom -- Profiles in courage -- The shining city on the hill.
Winning was just the beginning. Change may start at the White House, but it finishes at your house. In The Deplorables' Guide to Making America Great Again, Fox News Radio host Todd Starnes reports from the front lines of the culture war in America and provides insights on what you can do to bring about real and lasting change in our nation.

The less you know, the better you sleep : Russia's road to terror and dictatorship under Yeltsin and Putin

March 20, 2017
Satter, David, 1947- author.
xvi, 221 pages ; 22 cm
The 1999 apartment bombings -- Yeltsin : chaos and criminality -- The power vertical -- Selective terror -- A system under threat -- Russia's fate.
"In December 2013, David Satter became the first American journalist to be expelled from Russia since the Cold War. The Moscow Times said it was not surprising that he was expelled, "it was surprising it took so long." Satter is known in Russia for having written that the apartment bombings in 1999, which were blamed on Chechens and brought Putin to power, were actually carried out by the Russian FSB security police. In this book, Satter tells the story of the apartment bombings and how Boris Yeltsin presided over the criminalization of Russia, why Vladimir Putin was chosen as his successor, and how Putin has suppressed all opposition while retaining the appearance of a pluralist state. As the threat represented by Russia becomes increasingly clear, Satter's description of where Russia is and how it got there will be of vital interest to anyone concerned about the dangers facing the world today."--Dust jacket.

A world of struggle : how power, law, and expertise shape global political economy

March 17, 2017
Kennedy, David, 1954-
Princeton : Princeton University Press, [2016]
ix, 298 pages ; 24 cm
Introduction: Could this be 1648? -- Political economy : world-making stories -- Struggle : toward a cartography of engagement -- World-making ideas : imagining a world to govern and resist -- Expertise : the machinery of global reason -- Expertise in action : rule by articulation -- Law and the global dynamics of distribution -- International legal expertise : innovation, avoidance and professional faith -- Legal expertise in war -- Epilogue: Let it be so.
"A World of Struggle reveals the role of expert knowledge in our political and economic life. As politicians, citizens, and experts engage one another on a technocratic terrain of irresolvable argument and uncertain knowledge, a world of astonishing inequality and injustice is born. In this provocative book, David Kennedy draws on his experience working with international lawyers, human rights advocates, policy professionals, economic development specialists, military lawyers, and humanitarian strategists to provide a unique insider's perspective on the complexities of global governance. He describes the conflicts, unexamined assumptions, and assertions of power and entitlement that lie at the center of expert rule. Kennedy explores the history of intellectual innovation by which experts developed a sophisticated legal vocabulary for global management strangely detached from its distributive consequences. At the center of expert rule is struggle: myriad everyday disputes in which expertise drifts free of its moorings in analytic rigor and observable fact. He proposes tools to model and contest expert work and concludes with an in-depth examination of modern law in warfare as an example of sophisticated expertise in action. Charting a major new direction in global governance at a moment when the international order is ready for change, this critically important book explains how we can harness expert knowledge to remake an unjust world"--Publisher's website.

The Syrian conflict

March 17, 2017
Capek, Michael, author.
112 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 24 cm.
Arab Spring and the boys of Deraa -- The deep roots of turmoil -- The Assads--the lions of Damascus -- A constantly shifting war -- The religious divide -- The rise of ISIS -- A humanitarian crisis -- What's next?
"The Syrian Conflict covers the struggle that erupted in Syria in early 2011, discussing the key players, the underlying causes, and the continuing human toll of the violence."--Publisher's website.

Captured : the corporate infiltration of American democracy

March 16, 2017
Whitehouse, Sheldon, 1955- author.
xxii, 257 pages ; 22 cm
The Constitution's blind spot -- The growth of corporate power -- Where we are now -- What the corporate political machine wants: four short case studies -- The Powell memo and the corporate strategy -- Capture of the Court -- Capture of elections: Citizens United -- Capture of regulatory agencies -- Capture of the civil jury -- The denial machine -- Climate change and the "flies of summer" -- America's lamp in peril.
"U.S. Senator and former federal prosecutor Sheldon Whitehouse offer an eye-opening take on what corporate influence looks like today from the Senate Floor, adding a first-hand perspective to Jane Mayer's Dark Money."-- Provided by publisher.

Trump's war : his battle for America

March 15, 2017
Savage, Michael, 1942- author.
280 pages ; 24 cm
Trump's War Against the Enemies Within -- Trump's Economic War -- Trump's War to Repeal Obamacare -- Trump's War for our Borders -- Trump's Culture Wars -- Trump's War to Restore the Military -- Trump's War Against the War Machine -- Trump's War Against the Rinos -- Trump's War to Restore Real Science -- Trump's War for the First Amendment -- Trump's War for the Second Amendment -- Trump's War Against the Deep State -- The Battle Plan.
"The "Godfather of Trumpmania," Michael Savage, examines the initial appointments, speeches, tweets and history of Donald Trump and offers his insights and analysis."

Angry white male : how the Donald Trump phenomenon is changing America-- and what we can all do to save the middle class

March 14, 2017
Root, Wayne Allyn, author.
New York : Skyhorse Publishing, [2016]
xxvi, 323 pages ; 22 cm.
I'm an angry white male -- Angry white Christian males -- Donald Trump to the rescue -- Solutions: God, guns, gold, tax cuts, and term limits.
The mainstream media and ultra-liberal Democrats can't understand why white voters, especially white men, are so angry. Wayne Allyn Root is an angry white male, and he knows why. This is his story, his testimony, and a look at what's happening to an entire group of good people: law-abiding, tax-paying, hard-working, middle-class people. They're being targeted, silenced, intimidated, persecuted, virtually wiped off the planet in order to make guilty, politically correct white liberals feel better about themselves. It's open season on white males. And yes, you're damn right, they're angry. In Angry White Male, Root makes his case why he and his brethren have every right to be angry. Millions of angry white males are not on the attack but rather responding in self-defense. Root urges the middle class to take charge before they are protested and legislated out of existence, penniless, powerless, jobless, afraid to speak for fear of being shouted down and immediately labeled "racist." Not afraid of being politically incorrect, Angry White Male exposes the unfair and unregulated policies, politically correct attitudes, and reverse racism that have recently oppressed and depressed the shrinking middle class; in voting, housing, guns, taxes, regulation, and jobs, and provides the playbook to empower readers to protect their rights. They can do this by verbalizing, mobilizing, and protesting, getting out to vote in record numbers, pushing for term limits, fighting the not so free trade battle, fighting for a "Middle-Class Contract with America" and "Middle-Class Income Tax Vacation" and arming themselves with the "Middle-Class Weapon of Self-Defense." Let the revolution begin!-- Dust jacket.

Agent 110 : an American spymaster and the German resistance in WWII

March 13, 2017
Miller, Scott, 1960- author.
xxii, 342 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 25 cm
Portal on the Reich -- "I have never believed in turning back" -- The "eternal plotter" -- "Roosevelt's emissary" -- Unconditional surrender -- "Because you're you" -- "A Yankee Doodle-Dandy" -- "Utterly without scruples" -- "Imposing their brand of domination" -- Two bottles of Cointreau -- "Who, me? Jealous?" -- "There is just the glimmer of a chance that this man is on the square" -- "You could have peace in eight days" -- "I wouldn't tell Dulles" -- The Committee for a Free Germany -- "Twenty percent for liberation and eighty percent for Russia" -- "A high-tension power line" -- "The qualities of a genius" -- "Obviously a plant" -- "Now all is lost" -- "I trembled with emotion" -- "I do not understand what our policy is" -- "The Soviet maintains a steady flow into the Reich of constructive ideas" -- "Aren't they ready to act yet?" -- The wolf's lair -- "Communism is not what Germany needs" -- "I never saw them so completely downtrodden" -- Reunion with Donovan -- Light had gone out -- "I felt that the walls of the cellar were about to collapse around me" -- "An implacable enemy of Bolshevism" -- "A common desire to know what the Germans were planning" -- "Gero, are you standing or sitting?" -- "I can see how much you and Allen care for each other" -- "I was puzzled about what the Soviets would do with this information" -- "I may be crazy" -- "I cannot avoid a feeling of bitter resentment toward your informers" -- "This is the most terrible news I've ever had" -- "In view of complications which have arisen with Russians" -- An overloaded Mercedes-Benz -- "I will never forget what you have done for me" -- "Countless thousands of parents would bless you" -- The crown jewels -- "It was three allies and one enemy" -- "Most of my time is spent reliving those exciting days".
"Presents an account of how OSS spymaster Allen Dulles led a network of disenchanted Germans in a plot to assassinate Hitler and end World War II before the invasion of opportunistic Russian forces,"--NoveList.

Madame President : the extraordinary journey of Ellen Johnson Sirleaf

March 13, 2017
Cooper, Helene, author.
New York : Simon & Schuster, 2017.
xi, 320 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm
The prophecy -- Big mouth -- Bullshit -- Idiots -- Gio girl -- Cult hero -- It's for you, sir -- Of Hell and fury -- Electoral College -- Vote for woman -- Come! Borrow my baby -- All protocols observed -- Madame President -- The Dark Lord returns -- The Empire strikes back -- Beautiful day -- Monkey and baboon -- Nobel -- Miss Liberia imposters -- Amazing grace and Mary the menace -- The oracle -- Contagion -- The last battle.
"The harrowing, but triumphant story of Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, leader of the Liberian women's movement, winner of the Nobel Peace Prize, and the first democratically elected female president in African history,"--NoveList.

American government 101 : from the continental Congress to the Iowa Caucus, everything you need to know about U.S. Politics

March 13, 2017
Sears, Kathleen, author.
Avon, MA : Adams Media, [2016]
256 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : color illustrations ; 19 cm

In the matter of the application for a writ of certiorari to review the proceedings of a military commission lately convened in Cincinnati, Ohio, for the trial of Clement L. Vallandigham : charged with a violation of General Order No. 38, issued from the Department of the Ohio.

March 10, 2017
United States. Supreme Court.
[Cincinnati, Ohio?] : [publisher not identified], [1863]
7 pages ; 19 cm
Caption title.
"Vallandigham sought review by the U.S. Supreme Court. This document recounts the proceedings before the military commission and Judge Leavitt, and Holt's successful arguement that the Supreme Court lacked jurisdiction to consider the case. In Ex Parte Vallandigham, 68 U.S. 243 [1863], the Court dismissed Vallandigham's petition."--Provided by vendor.

How the hell did this happen? : the election of 2016

March 10, 2017
O'Rourke, P. J., author.
xiv, 216 pages ; 22 cm
The campaign begins -- The abominable snowman -- The horror! The horror! -- A Huck so unlike Finn -- Always look on the bright side of life -- So much for that -- The last damn Republican presidential candidate debate I'll ever watch -- Say it ain't so, Joe -- A better way to choose a President, Part I -- The walking dead -- Time to pull the plug on Ben Carson's campaign -- In memoriam -- Our higgledy-piggledy primary system and how it higgles our pigs -- A halfhearted case for Marco Rubio -- The case against Marco Rubio -- Cruz control -- Fashion notes -- What they stand for, and can we stand it? Part I -- What they stand for, and can we stand it? Part II -- Paying for what we can't stand -- Another attempt at paying for what we can't stand -- What they stand for, and can we stand It? Part III -- Letter to myself in 1968 -- A better way to choose a President, Part II -- The last damn national political convention I'll ever watch -- The Democratic national political convention -- I endorse Hillary -- The nowhere leadership is headed to -- The campaign trail of sneers -- The revolt against the elites.
"No comedian could have written the joke this election cycle has been. The punch line is too ridiculous (whoever the punch line is going to be). Or, as celebrated political satirist, journalist, and diehard Republican P. J. O'Rourke put it in his endorsement of Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton: "America is experiencing the most severe outbreak of mass psychosis since the Salem witch trials of 1692." In his latest book, P.J. brings his critical eye and inimitable voice to some serious risky business. How the Hell Did This Happen? begins with him diving into the pig pile of presidential candidates circa June 2015 including Jim ("who?") Webb, Scott Walker ("America's chance to have a President who gets carded every time he orders a beer"), Ted Cruz ("crazy like a fox-no, like a Fox News broadcast), Bernie Sanders ("Trump for people still living in their parents' basements"), and Donald Trump himself ("Landlord of the Flies"). P.J. eviscerates each frontrunner as he or she emerges from under the rock where they've all been living. He covers the dreadful key primaries and candidate debates, takes us through his come-to-Satan moment with Hillary, and leads the way into the Beginning of End Times in November"-- Provided by publisher.

Ghost riders of Baghdad : soldiers, civilians, and the myth of the surge

March 9, 2017
Sjursen, Daniel A.
Lebanon, NH : ForeEdge, an imprint of University Press of New England, [2015]
xviii, 264 pages, 10 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 25 cm
Preface: "No shit, there we were": Salman Pak backstory -- Enter the "ghost riders": 2nd Platoon, B/3-61 CAV -- Citizenship and sacrifice: reflections on military service -- Life as a countdown: drinking, training, and otherwise getting by -- Doing more with less -- "These dudes are trying to kill us" -- Indispensable friends: Mark and the interpreters -- Breaking point: fear, loss, and defeat -- Sunni versus Shia: the anatomy of sectarian civil war -- Ushering in the "surge": farewell Mada'in, hello Baghdad -- Troop shortage, troop surge: good people, bad advice -- A night to remember -- Shouting at Lindsay Graham -- Staggering to the finish line: aftermath in a shattered platoon -- Disappointing paths: Iraq, seven years on -- War in the rearview: on life after Iraq -- Coda: the power of memory.
"From October 2006 to December 2007, Daniel A. Sjursen - then a U.S. Army lieutenant - led a light scout platoon across Baghdad. The experiences of Ghost Rider platoon provide a soldier's-eye view of the incredible complexities of warfare, peacekeeping, and counterinsurgency in one of the world's most ancient cities. Sjursen reflects broadly and critically on the prevailing narrative of the surge as savior of America's longest war, on the overall military strategy in Iraq, and on U.S. relations with ordinary Iraqis. And at a time when just a handful of U.S. senators and representatives have a family member in combat, Sjursen writes movingly on questions of America's patterns of national service. Who now serves and why? What connection does America's professional army have to the broader society and culture? What is the price we pay for abandoning the model of the citizen soldier? With the bloody emergence of ISIS in 2014, Iraq and its beleaguered, battle-scarred people are again much in the news. Unlike other books on the U.S. war in Iraq, Ghost Riders of Baghdad is part battlefield chronicle, part critique of American military strategy and policy, and part appreciation of Iraq and its people. At once a military memoir, synthetic history, and cultural commentary, Ghost Riders of Baghdad delivers a compelling story and a deep appreciation of both those who serve and the civilians they strive to protect. Sjursen provides a riveting addition to our understanding of modern warfare and its human costs."--Jacket.

Why I march : images from the Women's March around the world

March 8, 2017
New York : Abrams Image, 2017.
173 pages : chiefly color illustrations ; 21 cm
On January 21, 2017, five million people in 82 countries and on all seven continents stood up with one voice. The Women's March began with one cause, women's rights, but quickly became a movement around the many issues that were hotly debated during the 2016 U.S. presidential race--immigration, health care, environmental protections, LGBTQ rights, racial justice, freedom of religion, and workers' rights, among others. In the mere 66 days between the election and inauguration of Donald J. Trump as the 45th President of the United States, 673 sister marches sprang up across the country and the world. ABRAMS Image presents Why I March to honor the movement, give back to it, and promote future activism in the same vein. All royalties from the sale of the book will be donated to the National Latina Institute for Reproductive Health, the Transgender Law Center, and the Council on American-Islamic Relations.

Divided we stand : the battle over women's rights and family values that polarized American politics

March 8, 2017
Spruill, Marjorie Julian, 1951- author.
436 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm
Four days that changed the world -- the rise of the feminist establishment -- To form a more perfect union -- What's wrong with "equal rights" for women? -- An alternative to "women's lib" -- The gathering storm -- Armageddon state by state -- Out of the kitchen and into the counterrevolution -- Mama said there'd be days like this -- Crest of the second wave -- Launching the pro-family movement -- We shall go forth -- Onward Christian soldiers -- Epilogue: A nation divided.
"Forty years ago, two women's movements drew a line in the sand between liberals and conservatives. The legacy of that rift is still evident today in American politics and social policies,"--NoveList.

Er ist wieder da : der Roman

March 7, 2017
Vermes, Timur, 1967- author.
394 pages ; 19 cm.
"Sommer 2011. Adolf Hitler erwacht auf einem leeren Grundstück in Berlin-Mitte. Ohne Krieg, ohne Partei, ohne Eva. Im tiefsten Frieden, unter Tausenden von Ausländern und Angela Merkel. 66 Jahre nach seinem vermeintlichen Ende strandet der Gröfaz in der Gegenwart und startet gegen jegliche Wahrscheinlichkeit eine neue Karriere--im Fernsehen. Dieser Hitler ist keine Witzfigur und gerade deshalb erschreckend real. Und das Land, auf das er trifft, ist es auch: zynisch, hemmungslos erfolgsgeil und auch trotz Jahrzehnten deutscher Demokratie vollkommen chancenlos gegenüber dem Demagogen und der Sucht nach Quoten, Klicks und "Gefällt mir"-Buttons. Eine Persiflage? Eine Satire? Polit-Comedy? All das und mehr: Timur Vermes' Romandebüt ist ein literarisches Kabinettstück erster Güte"--Back cover.

We are the change we seek : the speeches of Barack Obama

March 6, 2017
Obama, Barack, author.
xxviii, 355 pages ; 22 cm
Includes index.
"Includes President Obama's farewell speech"--Book jacket.
Introduction: "Let us march" -- "What I am opposed to is a dumb war" : Speech Against the Iraq War, Chicago, IL, October 2, 2002 -- "The Audacity of Hope" : Speech at the 2004 Democratic National Convention, Boston, MA, July 27, 2004 -- "How Far We've Come" : Remarks at John Lewis's sixty-fifth Birthday Gala, Atlanta, GA, February 21, 2005 -- "We cannot abandon the field of religious discourse" : Keynote Address at the Call to Renewal Conference, Washington, D.C., June 28, 2006 -- "What's next for America?" : Speech at the Jefferson-Jackson Dinner, Des Moines, IA, November 10, 2007 -- "Yes We Can" : New Hampshire Primary Concession Speech, Nashua, N.H., January 8, 2008 -- "A More Perfect Union" : Speech at the National Constitution Center, Philadelphia, PA, March 18, 2008 -- "Change Happens" : Acceptance Speech at the Democratic National Convention, Denver, CO, August 28, 2008 -- "This is your victory" : Election Night Victory Speech, Chicago, IL, November 4, 2008 -- "A new era of responsibility" : First Inaugural Address, Washington, D.C., January 21, 2009 -- "Open hearts. Open Minds. Fair-minded words" : Remarks at Notre Dame Commencement, South Bend, IN, May 17, 2009 -- "A New Beginning" : Remarks at Cairo University, Cairo, Egypt, June 4, 2009 -- "The Happy Warrior" : Eulogy for Senator Ted Kennedy, Boston, MA, August 29, 2009 -- "A Just and Lasting Peace" : Nobel Peace Prize Lecture, Oslo, Norway, December 10, 2009 -- Justice Has Been Done : Remarks on Osama Bin Laden, Washington, D.C., May 2, 2011 -- "I am here to say they are wrong" : Remarks on the Economy, Osawatomie, KS, December 6, 2011 -- "Newtown, you are not alone" : Remarks at Sandy Hook Interfaith Prayer Vigil, Newtown, CT, December 16, 2012 -- "We, the people..." : Second Inaugural Address, Washington, D.C., January 21, 2013 -- "Now we need to finish the job" : 2013 State of the Union Address, Washington, D.C., February 12, 2013 -- "Trayvon Martin... could have been my son.'" : Remarks on Trayvon Martin, Washington, D.C., July 19, 2013 -- "Put On Love" : Remarks at the National Prayer Breakfast, Washington, D.C., February 5, 2015 -- "For we were born of change" : Speech Marking the 50th Anniversary of "Bloody Sunday, " Selma, AL, March 7, 2015 -- "Amazing Grace" : Remarks in Eulogy for the Honorable Reverend Clementa Pinckney, Charleston, SC, June 26, 2015 -- "A World that is Worthy of Our Children" : Remarks at the First Session of COP21, Paris, France, November 30, 2015 -- "You see, change requires more than righteous anger" : Remarks at Howard University Commencement Ceremony, Washington, D.C., May 7, 2016 -- "We must go forward" : remarks at the United Nations General Assembly, New York City, NY, September 20, 2016 -- "What our democracy demands" : farewell address, Chicago, IL, January 10, 2017.
Barack Obama's political life can be chronicled through a series of major addresses in which he spoke to the nation with a voice uniquely his own. His eloquence, both written and spoken, propelled him to national prominence and ultimately made it possible for the son of a Kenyan man and a white woman from Kansas to become the first black president of the United States.

American sanctuary : mutiny, martyrdom, and national identity in the Age of Revolution

March 1, 2017
Ekirch, A. Roger, 1950- author.
New York : Pantheon Books, [2017]
xix, 293 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Maps on lining paper, front and back covers.
Part one: Mutiny. Men-of-war ; Hand 'em up ; Dragnet -- Part two: Martyrdom. Receive the fugitive ; United States v. Nathan Robbins ; Martyr to liberty -- Part three: National identity. Seignor Galatini and his gang ; Revolution of 1800 ; Jonathan's ghost.
"The book is a triptych, beginning with the mutiny on the Hermione and the ensuing manhunt for members of her crew. The second section recounts the arrival of a handful of mutineers in the United States, including Jonathan Robbins, before examining in depth the political crisis that engulfed John Adams and the Federalist Party. The final three chapters focus on the election of 1800 and the protracted consequences of Robbins's martyrdom during the years of Republican ascendancy. As late as 1812, Adams bitterly complained that 'Robbins' was 'a scandal that ought to have been killed before it died of old age'--'a more infernal, wicked, malicious, unprincipled, deliberate, and cruel scandal never stalked this earth.' 'Indeed,' he rued, 'I know not whether it be dead yet'"--Preface.

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