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U.s. History and Government
Author: John McGeehan,Morris Gall
Publisher: Barrons Educational Series Incorporated
ISBN: 9781438000183
Category: History
Page: 749
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This updated edition reviews American history in its totality, starting with the Colonial era and concluding with recent significant events through the Obama administration's first term. The book presents: Summaries of key topics with maps, charts, and illustrations Review exercises consisting of questions with answers A detailed chronology of major events in American history Thumbnail biographies of notable Americans A glossary of history terms and an extensive index Also presented is the latest New York State Regents U.S. History and Government Exam with answers.

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U.S. History and Government
Author: John McGeehan,Morris Gall
Publisher: Barron's Educational Series
ISBN: 9780764192272
Category: Constitutional history
Page: 802
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This supplementary classroom text reviews American history in its totality, starting with the Colonial era and concluding with events of the twenty-first century. The book presents summaries of hundreds of key topics, maps, charts, illustrations, review exercises, a 13-page chronology of major events in American history, thumbnail biographies of notable Americans, a glossary of terms, and an extensive index. Shaded page edges give students quick access to any one of six general study units: Constitutional Foundations, Industrialization, The Progressive Movement, Prosperity and Depression (1917-1940), The United States in an Age of Global Crisis, and A World in Uncertain times (1950-Present). Also presented is the latest New York State Regents Exam with answers. Designed primarily for use in New York State high schools, this book can be used virtually everywhere because it covers topics as they are taught in secondary schools throughout the country.

Regents Exams and Answers: U.S. History and Government


Author: Eugene V. Resnick,John McGeehan,Morris Gall,William Streitweiser
Publisher: Barron's Educational Series
ISBN: 9780812033441
Category: Education
Page: 608
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Presents sample questions with answers and explanations, provides test-taking tips, and offers five sample exams.

Brief Review in United States History and Government


Author: Bonnie-Anne Briggs,Catherine Fish Petersen
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780131335875
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 532
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Let's Review: Global History and Geography


Author: Mark Willner,Mary Martin,Jerry Weiner
Publisher: Barron's Educational Series
ISBN: 9780764112072
Category: History
Page: 664
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Review of physical, economic, political, cultural, and historical geography designed for student and teachers includes multiple choice and essays questions, sample examinations, and answer keys.

Let Us Fight as Free Men

Black Soldiers and Civil Rights
Author: Christine Knauer
Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press
ISBN: 0812245970
Category: History
Page: 352
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Today, the military is one the most racially diverse institutions in the United States. But for many decades African American soldiers battled racial discrimination and segregation within its ranks. In the years after World War II, the integration of the armed forces was a touchstone in the homefront struggle for equality—though its importance is often overlooked in contemporary histories of the civil rights movement. Drawing on a wide array of sources, from press reports and newspapers to organizational and presidential archives, historian Christine Knauer recounts the conflicts surrounding black military service and the fight for integration. Let Us Fight as Free Men shows that, even after their service to the nation in World War II, it took the persistent efforts of black soldiers, as well as civilian activists and government policy changes, to integrate the military. In response to unjust treatment during and immediately after the war, African Americans pushed for integration on the strength of their service despite the oppressive limitations they faced on the front and at home. Pressured by civil rights activists such as A. Philip Randolph, President Harry S. Truman passed an executive order that called for equal treatment in the military. Even so, integration took place haltingly and was realized only after the political and strategic realities of the Korean War forced the Army to allow black soldiers to fight alongside their white comrades. While the war pushed the civil rights struggle beyond national boundaries, it also revealed the persistence of racial discrimination and exposed the limits of interracial solidarity. Let Us Fight as Free Men reveals the heated debates about the meaning of military service, manhood, and civil rights strategies within the African American community and the United States as a whole.

U.S. History and Government Power Pack


Author: John McGeehan,Morris Gall
Publisher: Barrons Educational Series
ISBN: 9781438078403
Category: Study Aids
Page: 1424
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Barron's U.S. History and Government Power Pack is a powerful study tool to help you ace your Regents exam. This two-book pack includes: Barron's U.S. History and Government Regents Exams and Answers containing hundreds of questions answered and explained, and review questions grouped by topic Let's Review U.S. History and Government with extensive review of all topics and extra exercise problems with answers The Power Pack represents a savings of $3.99 when compared to the prices of the books purchased separately.

Civilization

The West and the Rest
Author: Niall Ferguson
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 0143122061
Category: History
Page: 402
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A history of Western civilization's rise to global dominance offers insight into the development of such concepts as competition, modern medicine, and the work ethic, arguing that Western dominance is being lost to cultures who are more productively utilizing Western techniques.

How to win friends & influence people


Author: Dale Carnegie
Publisher: Diamond Pocket Books Pvt Ltd
ISBN: 9352613937
Category: Self-Help
Page: 224
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Never Let Me Go


Author: Kazuo Ishiguro
Publisher: Vintage Canada
ISBN: 9780307371331
Category: Fiction
Page: 304
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From the Booker Prize-winning author of The Remains of the Day and When We Were Orphans, comes an unforgettable edge-of-your-seat mystery that is at once heartbreakingly tender and morally courageous about what it means to be human. Hailsham seems like a pleasant English boarding school, far from the influences of the city. Its students are well tended and supported, trained in art and literature, and become just the sort of people the world wants them to be. But, curiously, they are taught nothing of the outside world and are allowed little contact with it. Within the grounds of Hailsham, Kathy grows from schoolgirl to young woman, but it’s only when she and her friends Ruth and Tommy leave the safe grounds of the school (as they always knew they would) that they realize the full truth of what Hailsham is. Never Let Me Go breaks through the boundaries of the literary novel. It is a gripping mystery, a beautiful love story, and also a scathing critique of human arrogance and a moral examination of how we treat the vulnerable and different in our society. In exploring the themes of memory and the impact of the past, Ishiguro takes on the idea of a possible future to create his most moving and powerful book to date.

The Handmaid's Tale


Author: Margaret Atwood
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 0547345666
Category: Fiction
Page: 311
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Now a Hulu Original Series The Handmaid’s Tale is a novel of such power that the reader will be unable to forget its images and its forecast. Set in the near future, it describes life in what was once the United States and is now called the Republic of Gilead, a monotheocracy that has reacted to social unrest and a sharply declining birthrate by reverting to, and going beyond, the repressive intolerance of the original Puritans. The regime takes the Book of Genesis absolutely at its word, with bizarre consequences for the women and men in its population. The story is told through the eyes of Offred, one of the unfortunate Handmaids under the new social order. In condensed but eloquent prose, by turns cool-eyed, tender, despairing, passionate, and wry, she reveals to us the dark corners behind the establishment’s calm facade, as certain tendencies now in existence are carried to their logical conclusions. The Handmaid’s Tale is funny, unexpected, horrifying, and altogether convincing. It is at once scathing satire, dire warning, and a tour de force. It is Margaret Atwood at her best.

Strangers in Their Own Land

Anger and Mourning on the American Right
Author: Arlie Russell Hochschild
Publisher: The New Press
ISBN: 1620973987
Category: Political Science
Page: 395
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2016 NATIONAL BOOK AWARD FINALIST FOR NONFICTION A 2016 NEW YORK TIMES NOTABLE BOOK NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER A NEWSDAY TOP 10 BOOK OF THE YEAR A KIRKUS BEST BOOK OF 2016 One of "6 Books to Understand Trump's Win" according to the New York Times the day after the election The National Book Award Finalist and New York Times bestseller that became a guide and balm for a country struggling to understand the election of Donald Trump When Donald Trump won the 2016 presidential election, a bewildered nation turned to Strangers in Their Own Land to understand what Trump voters were thinking when they cast their ballots. Arlie Hochschild, one of the most influential sociologists of her generation, had spent the preceding five years immersed in the community around Lake Charles, Louisiana, a Tea Party stronghold. As Jedediah Purdy put it in the New Republic, “Hochschild is fascinated by how people make sense of their lives. . . . [Her] attentive, detailed portraits . . . reveal a gulf between Hochchild’s ‘strangers in their own land’ and a new elite.” Already a favorite common read book in communities and on campuses across the country and called “humble and important” by David Brooks and “masterly” by Atul Gawande, Hochschild’s book has been lauded by Noam Chomsky, New Orleans mayor Mitch Landrieu, and countless others. The paperback edition features a new afterword by the author reflecting on the election of Donald Trump and the other events that have unfolded both in Louisiana and around the country since the hardcover edition was published, and also includes a readers’ group guide at the back of the book.

The Lessons of History


Author: Will Durant,Ariel Durant
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1439170193
Category: History
Page: 128
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A concise survey of the culture and civilization of mankind, The Lessons of History is the result of a lifetime of research from Pulitzer Prize–winning historians Will and Ariel Durant. With their accessible compendium of philosophy and social progress, the Durants take us on a journey through history, exploring the possibilities and limitations of humanity over time. Juxtaposing the great lives, ideas, and accomplishments with cycles of war and conquest, the Durants reveal the towering themes of history and give meaning to our own.

Let's Review: Biology, the Living Environment


Author: G. Scott Hunter
Publisher: Barron's Educational Series
ISBN: 9781438082059
Category: Science
Page: 450
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(back cover) An ideal companion to high school biology textbooks, this volume covers all topics prescribed by the New York State Board of Regents. For Students: Easy-to-read topic summaries Review of all Biology topics in two study units: Unit One explains the process of scientific inquiry; Unit Two focus on cell function and structure, the chemistry of living organisms, genetic continuity, and much more Hundreds of questions with answers for practice and review Glossary of Biology terms and names of major biologists In-depth Regents exam preparation, including questions similar to those on the actual Regents exam For Teachers: A valuable lesson-planning aid and a source for Essential Questions consistent with the NYS Learning Standards A helpful source of practice and test questions in formats prescribed for the NYS Regents Examination

The Chapo Guide to Revolution

A Manifesto Against Logic, Facts, and Reason
Author: Chapo Trap House,Felix Biederman,Matt Christman,Brendan James,Will Menaker,Virgil Texas
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1501187309
Category: Humor
Page: 320
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Instant New York Times bestseller “Howard Zinn on acid or some bullsh*t like that.” —Tim Heidecker The creators of the cult-hit podcast Chapo Trap House deliver a manifesto for everyone who feels orphaned and alienated—politically, culturally, and economically—by the bloodless Wall Street centrism of the Democrats and the lizard-brained atavism of the right: there is a better way, the Chapo Way. In a manifesto that renders all previous attempts at political satire obsolete, The Chapo Guide to Revolution shows you that you don’t have to side with either the pear-shaped vampires of the right or the craven, lanyard-wearing wonks of contemporary liberalism. These self-described “assholes from the internet” offer a fully ironic ideology for all who feel politically hopeless and prefer broadsides and tirades to reasoned debate. Learn the “secret” history of the world, politics, media, and everything in-between that THEY don’t want you to know and chart a course from our wretched present to a utopian future where one can post in the morning, game in the afternoon, and podcast after dinner without ever becoming a poster, gamer, or podcaster. The Chapo Guide to Revolution features illustrated taxonomies of contemporary liberal and conservative characters, biographies of important thought leaders, “never before seen” drafts of Aaron Sorkin’s Newsroom manga, and the ten new laws that govern Chapo Year Zero (everyone gets a dog, billionaires are turned into Soylent, and logic is outlawed). If you’re a fan of sacred cows, prisoners being taken, and holds being barred, then this book is NOT for you. However, if you feel disenfranchised from the political and cultural nightmare we’re in, then Chapo, let’s go...

The Great Controversy


Author: Ellen Gould White
Publisher: Lulu.com
ISBN: 1773560131
Category:
Page: N.A
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Evicted

Poverty and Profit in the American City
Author: Matthew Desmond
Publisher: Crown
ISBN: 0553447432
Category: POLITICAL SCIENCE
Page: 418
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A Harvard sociologist examines the challenge of eviction as a formidable cause of poverty in America, revealing how millions of people are wrongly forced from their homes and reduced to cycles of extreme disadvantage that are reinforced by dysfunctional legal systems. Set in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

And the Band Played On

Politics, People, and the AIDS Epidemic, 20th-Anniversary Edition
Author: Randy Shilts
Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin
ISBN: 9781429930390
Category: History
Page: 656
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Upon it's first publication twenty years ago, And The Band Played on was quickly recognized as a masterpiece of investigative reporting. An international bestseller, a nominee for the National Book Critics Circle Award, and made into a critically acclaimed movie, Shilts' expose revealed why AIDS was allowed to spread unchecked during the early 80's while the most trusted institutions ignored or denied the threat. One of the few true modern classics, it changed and framed how AIDS was discussed in the following years. Now republished in a special 20th Anniversary edition, And the Band Played On remains one of the essential books of our time.

Among the Hidden


Author: Margaret Peterson Haddix
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9780689848070
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 160
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In a future where the Population Police enforce the law limiting a family to only two children, Luke, an illegal third child, has lived all his twelve years in isolation and fear on his family's farm in this start to the Shadow Children series from Margaret Peterson Haddix. Luke has never been to school. He's never had a birthday party, or gone to a friend's house for an overnight. In fact, Luke has never had a friend. Luke is one of the shadow children, a third child forbidden by the Population Police. He's lived his entire life in hiding, and now, with a new housing development replacing the woods next to his family's farm, he is no longer even allowed to go outside. Then, one day Luke sees a girl's face in the window of a house where he knows two other children already live. Finally, he's met a shadow child like himself. Jen is willing to risk everything to come out of the shadows -- does Luke dare to become involved in her dangerous plan? Can he afford not to?

The Origins of Political Order

From Prehuman Times to the French Revolution
Author: Francis Fukuyama
Publisher: Profile Books
ISBN: 1847652816
Category: Political Science
Page: 631
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Nations are not trapped by their pasts, but events that happened hundreds or even thousands of years ago continue to exert huge influence on present-day politics. If we are to understand the politics that we now take for granted, we need to understand its origins. Francis Fukuyama examines the paths that different societies have taken to reach their current forms of political order. This book starts with the very beginning of mankind and comes right up to the eve of the French and American revolutions, spanning such diverse disciplines as economics, anthropology and geography. The Origins of Political Order is a magisterial study on the emergence of mankind as a political animal, by one of the most eminent political thinkers writing today.