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American Social Welfare Policy: a Pluralist Approach (7TH 14 Edition)
American Social Welfare Policy: a Pluralist Approach (7TH 14 Edition)
by Howard Jacob Karger
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Current social welfare policy in the United States.   Taking a policy analysis framework, American Social Welfare Policy: A Pluralist Approach, 7e is the most comprehensive and up-to-date textbook on the American welfare policy. The text provides a... (read more)

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The Redneck Manifesto: How Hillbillies, Hicks, and White Trash Became America's Scapegoats
The Redneck Manifesto: How Hillbillies, Hicks, and White Trash Became America's Scapegoats
by Jim Goad
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Culture maverick Jim Goad presents a thoroughly reasoned, darkly funny, and rampagingly angry defense of America's most maligned social group -- the cultural clan variously referred to as rednecks, hillbillies, white trash, crackers, and trailer trash... (read more)

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The Prize: The Epic Quest for Oil, Money & Power
The Prize: The Epic Quest for Oil, Money & Power
by Daniel Yergin
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Deemed "the best history of oil ever written" by andlt;iandgt;Business Week andlt;/iandgt;and with more than 300,000 copies in print, Daniel Yerginand#8217;s Pulitzer Prizeand#8211;winning account of the global pursuit of oil, money, and power has been... (read more)

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How the U. S. Government Works : and How It All Comes Together To Make a Nation (99 Edition)
How the U. S. Government Works : and How It All Comes Together To Make a Nation (99 Edition)
by Syl Sobel
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A fine classroom supplement and a solid information source for kids writing social studies reports, this book explains the federal system as it works today, more than two hundred years after the framers of the Constitution brought it into existence... (read more)

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Pedagogy of Freedom : Ethics, Democracy, and Civic Courage (98 Edition)
Pedagogy of Freedom : Ethics, Democracy, and Civic Courage (98 Edition)
by Paulo Freire
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This book displays the striking creativity and profound insight that characterized Freire's work to the very end of his life-an uplifting and provocative exploration not only for educators, but also for all that learn and live.... (read more)

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Mao's Great Famine: The History of China's Most Devastating Catastrophe, 1958-1962
Mao's Great Famine: The History of China's Most Devastating Catastrophe, 1958-1962
by Frank Dikotter
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"Between 1958 and 1962, China descended into hell. Mao Zedong threw his country into a frenzy with the Great Leap Forward, an attempt to catch up to and overtake Britain in less than 15 years The experiment ended in the greatest catastrophe the... (read more)

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Big Girls Don't Cry (11 Edition)
Big Girls Don't Cry (11 Edition)
by Rebecca Traister
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andlt;Bandgt;andlt;Iandgt;Big Girls Donand#8217;t Cry andlt;/Iandgt;andlt;/Bandgt;offers a startling appraisal of the 2008 presidential campaign and brilliantly demonstrates that it was transformative for American women and for the nation. The campaign... (read more)

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Carbon Democracy: Political Power in the Age of Oil
Carbon Democracy: Political Power in the Age of Oil
by Timothy Mitchell
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Does oil wealth lead to political poverty? It often looks that way, but Carbon Democracy tells a more complex story. In this magisterial study, Timothy Mitchell rethinks the history of energy, bringing into his grasp as he does so environmental politics,... (read more)

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On Democracy (Yale Nota Bene)
On Democracy (Yale Nota Bene)
by Robert A Dahl
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In this accessible and authoritative book, one of the most prominent political theorists of the time provides a primer on democracy that clarifies what democracy is, why it is valuable, how it works, and what challenges it confronts in the future.... (read more)

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Kids At Work : Lewis Hine and the Crusade Against Child Labor (94 Edition)
Kids At Work : Lewis Hine and the Crusade Against Child Labor (94 Edition)
by Russell Freedman
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Photobiography of early twentieth-century photographer and schoolteacher Lewis Hine, using his own work as illustrations. Hines's photographs of children at work were so devastating that they convinced the American people that Congress must pass child... (read more)

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Roosevelt Presence: The Life and Legacy of FDR
Roosevelt Presence: The Life and Legacy of FDR
by Patrick Maney
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"Easily the most thoughtful, politically astute, and historiographically up to date of the many single-volume biographies."—Anthony J. Badger, author of The New Deal "The most penetrating and best balanced assessment of FDR as political leader and... (read more)

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Four Immigrants Manga : a Japanese Experience in San Francisco, 1904-1924 (99 Edition)
Four Immigrants Manga : a Japanese Experience in San Francisco, 1904-1924 (99 Edition)
by Henry Kiyama
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A fascinating story, an amazing historical document! From servants in fancy homes to workers in the fields, through earthquakes, riots, a World's Fair, war, and Prohibition--the true story of 4 young Japanese men who pursued their dreams in the rough and... (read more)

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Alfred the Great : Asser's Life of King Alfred and Other Contemporary Sources (83 Edition)
Alfred the Great : Asser's Life of King Alfred and Other Contemporary Sources (83 Edition)
by Simon (translator) Keynes
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As king of Wessex, he strove to emulate those kings of the past who, in his own words, had 'succeeded both in warfare and in wisdom'. He led the battle against the Viking invaders of England, and presided over the revival of religion and learning among... (read more)

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America : Owner's Manual (10 Edition)
America : Owner's Manual (10 Edition)
by Bob Graham
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Retired U.S. Senator Bob Graham of Florida describes his concern with the country's "civic health" and offers advice for readers interested in influencing and enacting policy changes. Case studies help illustrate strategies for identifying a problem... (read more)

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FDR
FDR
by Jean Edward Smith
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One of todays premier biographers has written a modern, comprehensive, indeed ultimate book on the epic life of Franklin Delano Roosevelt. In this superlative volume, Jean Edward Smith combines contemporary scholarship and a broad range of primary source... (read more)

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Building a New American State : the Expansion of National Administrative Capacities, 1877-1920 (82 Edition)
Building a New American State : the Expansion of National Administrative Capacities, 1877-1920 (82 Edition)
by Stephen Skowronek
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Examines the reconstruction of institutional power relationships that had to be negotiated among the courts, the parties, the President, the Congress, and the states in order to accommodate the expansion of national administrative capacities around the... (read more)

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The American Conservation Movement: John Muir and His Legacy
The American Conservation Movement: John Muir and His Legacy
by Stephen R. Fox
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John Muir and His Legacy is at once a biography of this remarkable man—the first work to make unrestricted use of all of Muir’s manuscripts and personal papers—and a history of the century-old fight to save the natural environment... (read more)

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Mao: A Life
Mao: A Life
by Philip Short
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When the Nationalists routed a ragtag Red Army on the Xiang River during the Long March, an earthy Chinese peasant with a brilliant mind moved to a position of power. Eight years after his military success, Mao Tse-tung had won out over more... (read more)

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Women and Politics in Uganda (00 Edition)
Women and Politics in Uganda (00 Edition)
by Aili Mari Tripp
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Uganda has attracted much attention and political visibility for its significant economic recovery after a catastrophic decline. In her groundbreaking book, Aili Mari Tripp provides extensive data and analysis of patterns of political behavior and... (read more)

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King John (Rev 78 Edition)
King John (Rev 78 Edition)
by W. L. Warren
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King John is a study not only of a king and his political misfortunes, but also of a period—a period of profound changes in society at large, and hence one of unprecedented stressed. John's personality, so distorted by chronicles such as Roger of... (read more)

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