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Rise of the Rocket Girls: The Women Who Propelled Us, from Missiles to the Moon to Mars
Call Number: TL862.J48 H65 2016
ISBN: 0316338923
In the 1940s and 50s, when the newly minted Jet Propulsion Laboratory needed quick-thinking mathematicians to calculate velocities and plot trajectories, they didn't turn to male graduates. Rather, they recruited an elite group of young women who, with only pencil, paper, and mathematical prowess, transformed rocket design, helped bring about the first American satellites, and made the exploration of the solar system possible.

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Picturing Frederick Douglass: An Illustrated Biography of the Nineteenth Century's Most Photographed American
Call Number: E449.D75 S733 2015
ISBN: 0871404680
Publication Date: 2015
Picturing Frederick Douglass is a work that promises to revolutionize our knowledge of race and photography in nineteenth-century America. Teeming with historical detail, it is filled with surprises, chief among them the fact that neither George Custer nor Walt Whitman, and not even Abraham Lincoln, was the most photographed American of that century. In fact, it was Frederick Douglass (1818–1895), the ex-slave turned leading abolitionist, eloquent orator, and seminal writer whose fiery speeches transformed him into one of the most renowned and popular agitators of his age. Now, as a result of the groundbreaking research of John Stauffer, Zoe Trodd, and Celeste-Marie Bernier, Douglass emerges as a leading pioneer in photography, both as a stately subject and as a prescient theorist who believed in the explosive social power of what was then just a nascent art form.

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The Silk Roads - Peter Frankopan
ISBN: 9781101946329
Publication Date: 2016-02-16

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Gay Berlin - Robert Beachy
ISBN: 9780307473134
Publication Date: 2015-10-13

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Scarlet Women - Ian Graham
ISBN: 9781250062635
Publication Date: 2016-01-26

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All the Single Ladies - Rebecca Traister
ISBN: 9781476716572
Publication Date: 2016-10-11

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Cursed Victory - Ahron Bregman
ISBN: 9781605987804
Publication Date: 2015-05-15

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Hitler - Volker Ullrich
ISBN: 9780385354387
Publication Date: 2016-09-06



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The Price of China's Economic Development: Power, Capital, and the Poverty of Rights - Zhaohui Hong
ISBN: 9780813161150
Publication Date: 2015 University Press of Kentucky
The People's Republic of China has experienced significant transformations since Deng Xiaoping instituted economic reforms in 1978. Subsequent leaders continued and often broadened Deng's policies, shifting the nation from agrarianism to industrialism, from isolation to internationalism, and from centralized planning to market-based economics. As the world strives to understand the nation's rapid development, few observers have comprehensively examined the social and cultural price of the economic boom for the majority of the Chinese people.

Zhaohui Hong assesses the sociocultural consequences of these reforms in this provocative study. He contends that modern China functions as an oligarchy or plutocracy ruled by an alliance of political power and private capital where the boundaries between the private and public sectors are constantly shifting. This "power-capital institution" based on three millennia of Confucian ideology and decades of Maoist communism exercises monopolistic control of public resources at the expense of civil society and social justice for the majority of citizens.

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Farm Workers and the Churches : The Movement in California and Texas - Alan J. Watt
ISBN: 978-1603441933
Publication Date: 2010 Texas A&M University Press
In the mid-1960s, the charismatic César Chávez led members of California's La Causa movement in boycotting the grape harvest, and melon pickers in South Texas called a strike against growers, contesting unfair labor and wage practices in both states.

In Farm Workers and the Churches, Alan J. Watt shows how the religious and social contexts of the farm workers, their leaders, and the larger society helped or hindered these two pivotal actions.

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To Save the Children of Korea - Arissa Oh
ISBN: 9780804795326
Publication Date: 2015-06-17

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Cold War on the Airwaves : The Radio Propaganda War Against East Germany - Schlosser, Nicholas J.
ISBN: 9780252039690
Publication Date: 2015 University of Illinois Press
"This book is a little gem. With meticulous research, Nicholas Schlosser has recreated a fascinating slice of Cold War history: the struggle for the airwaves of Berlin undertaken by the American-funded station known as Radio in the American Sector. Key episodes include the Berlin Airlift, the role of the station in the East German rising of 1953, and its coverage of the building of the Berlin Wall. This is a valuable addition to modern German history, U.S. propaganda history, international broadcasting studies, and the scholarship of the Cold War."--Nicholas J. Cull, author of The Cold War and the United States Information Agency, 1945–1989

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Claiming the Pen - Chodat; Catherine Kerrison
ISBN: 9780801456787
Publication Date: 2015-05-05

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Villainous Compounds : Chemical Weapons and the American Civil War - Guy R. Hasegawa; Bill Gurley (Foreword by)
ISBN: 9780809334308
Publication Date: 2015-09-04

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