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Robert's Rules of Order in Brief (2ND 11 Edition)
Robert's Rules of Order in Brief (2ND 11 Edition)
by Henry M. Robert
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Robert’s Rules of Order, Newly Revised, In Brief was first published in 2005 to meet the need for a simple and short book on parliamentary procedure. This second edition of In Brief is now updated and revised to match the new full edition of Robert&... (read more)

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Undaunted Courage: Meriwether Lewis, Thomas Jefferson, and the Opening of the American West
Undaunted Courage: Meriwether Lewis, Thomas Jefferson, and the Opening of the American West
by Stephen Ambrose
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At the heart of the immense and growing interest in Lewis and Clark in recent years stands this book. WWII historian Stephen Ambrose had long harbored a private obsession for the Expedition of the Corps of Discovery, and in Undaunted Courage he was able... (read more)

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Democracy At Work (12 Edition)
Democracy At Work (12 Edition)
by Richard D. Wolff
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A new historical vista is opening before us in this time of change, Wolff writes in this compelling new manifesto for a democratic alternative based on workers managing their own workplaces. Capitalism as a system has spawned deepening economic crisis... (read more)

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John Adams
John Adams
by David McCullough
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David McCullough is our most dependable presidential biographer. Each of his efforts has been a resounding success, combining popular appeal with literary accolades. Mornings on Horseback, about Teddy Roosevelt, won the National Book Award, his... (read more)

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Death and Life of Great American Cities (89 Edition)
Death and Life of Great American Cities (89 Edition)
by Jane Jacobs
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Ever wonder why we have suburbs? Or why we wanted them in the first place? What about the lovely ideal of the Parisian street lined with cafes and shops? Why don't we have more of those? Or would we want them at all? Then read this! If you live in, near,... (read more)

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Power Broker : Robert Moses and the Fall of New York (74 Edition)
Power Broker : Robert Moses and the Fall of New York (74 Edition)
by Robert A. Caro
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Earth Democracy : Justice, Sustainability, and Peace (05 Edition)
Earth Democracy : Justice, Sustainability, and Peace (05 Edition)
by Vandana Shiva
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  A leading voice in the struggle for global justice, Vandana Shiva is a world-renowned environmental activist and physicist. In Earth Democracy, Shiva updates the struggles she helped bring to international attention—against genetic food... (read more)

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American Government (Cliffs Quick Review) - Study Notes
American Government (Cliffs Quick Review) - Study Notes
by Paul Soifer
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CliffsQuickReview course guides cover the essentials of your toughest classes. Get a firm grip on core concepts and key material, and test your newfound knowledge with review questions. Whether you are a student under pressure, an interested citizen... (read more)

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Leviathan: With Selected Variants from the Latin Edition of 1668
Leviathan: With Selected Variants from the Latin Edition of 1668
by Thomas Hobbes
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With selected variants from the Latin edition of 1668. Edited, with introduction, by Edwin Curley.... (read more)

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Managing the Nonprofit Organization (05 Edition)
Managing the Nonprofit Organization (05 Edition)
by Peter F. Drucker
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The groundbreaking and premier work on nonprofit organizations The nonprofit sector is growing rapidly, creating a major need for expert advice on how to manage these organizations effectively. Management legend Peter Drucker provides excellent examples... (read more)

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The Passage of Power: The Years of Lyndon Johnson, Vol. IV (Vintage)
The Passage of Power: The Years of Lyndon Johnson, Vol. IV (Vintage)
by Robert A. Caro
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The Passage of Power follows Lyndon Johnson through both the most frustrating and the most triumphant periods of his career: 1958 to 1964. It is a time that would see him trade the extraordinary power he had created for himself as Senate Majority Leader... (read more)

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Mornings on Horseback: The Story of an Extraordinary Family, a Vanished Way of Life and the Unique Child Who Became Theodore Roosevelt
Mornings on Horseback: The Story of an Extraordinary Family, a Vanished Way of Life and the Unique Child Who Became Theodore Roosevelt
by David McCullough
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Mornings on Horseback is the brilliant biography of the young Theodore Roosevelt. Hailed as "a masterpiece" (John A. Gable, Newsday), it is the winner of the Los Angeles Times 1981 Book Prize for Biography and the National Book Award for Biography... (read more)

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Benjamin Franklin: An American Life
Benjamin Franklin: An American Life
by Walter Isaacson
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Benjamin Franklin is the founding father who winks at us -- an ambitious urban entrepreneur who rose up the social ladder, from leather-aproned shopkeeper to dining with kings. In bestselling author Walter Isaacson's vivid and witty full-scale biography,... (read more)

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Planning To Stay
Planning To Stay
by William R. Morrish
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This practical guide encourages members of a community to assess the place they live and take control of its development. Moorish is the director of the Design Center for American Landscape at the University of Minnesota. 35 color, 95 b&w photos.... (read more)

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Undivided Rights: Women of Color Organizing for Reproductive Justice
Undivided Rights: Women of Color Organizing for Reproductive Justice
by Jael Silliman
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“If you have come to help me, please go away. But, if you have come because your liberation is bound up with mine, let us work together.”—Lila Watson, Aboriginal Activist Vibrant. Strong. Fierce. Undivided Rights captures the evolving... (read more)

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Jean-Jacques Rousseau, Political Writings (Norton Critical Edition)
Jean-Jacques Rousseau, Political Writings (Norton Critical Edition)
by Jean Jacques Rousseau
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This Norton Critical Edition includes the three most important of Rousseau"s political writings: Discourse on Inequality, Discourse on Political Economy, and On Social Contract. Each piece is fully annotated. Backgrounds includes a sketch of Rousseau"s... (read more)

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Hirohito and the Making of Modern Japan
Hirohito and the Making of Modern Japan
by Herbert P Bix
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In this groundbreaking biography of the Japanese emperor Hirohito, Bix offers the first complete look at the enigmatic leader whose 63-year reign ushered Japan though war into the modern world. 16 page photo insert.... (read more)

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The Rise of Theodore Roosevelt (Modern Library)
The Rise of Theodore Roosevelt (Modern Library)
by Edmund Morris
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Described by the Chicago Tribune as "a classic," The Rise of Theodore Roosevelt stands as one of the greatest biographies of our time. The publication of The Rise of Theodore Roosevelt on September 14th, 2001 marks the 100th anniversary of... (read more)

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Long Walk to Freedom: The Autobiography of Nelson Mandela
Long Walk to Freedom: The Autobiography of Nelson Mandela
by Nelson Mandela
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These are riveting memoirs of one of the great moral and political figures of our time, an international hero whose lifelong dedication to the fight against racial oppression in South Africa won him the 1993 Nobel Peace Prize and the presidency of his... (read more)

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The Image of the City
The Image of the City
by Kevin Lynch
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What does the city's form actually mean to the people who live there? What can the city planner do to make the city's image more vivid and memorable to the city dweller? To answer these questions, Mr. Lynch, supported by studies of Los Angeles, Boston... (read more)

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