Inyo County Free Library - New Acquisitions

These are books and media new to the library and cataloged by the Inyo County Free Library.

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The clash of civilizations and the remaking of world order

By Huntington, Samuel P.

Publishing Date: 2011

Classification: 900

Call Number: 909.829 HUN

Reissued with a new foreword, a classic study of international relations shares the author's provocative analysis of the state of world politics after the fall of communism, offering insight into his views about how civilizations replaced nations and ideologies became a driving force in global politics. - (Baker & Taylor)

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Salt to summit: a vagabond journey from Death Valley to Mount Whitney

By Arnold, Daniel

Publishing Date: c2012

Classification: 900

Call Number: 917.9 ARN

Describes the author's travels from Death Valley, the lowest point in the hemisphere, up to the peak of Mount Whitney, the highest point in the contiguous United States with only a backpack filled with empty two-liter bottles.

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Nordic, Central, & Southeastern Europe

By Thompson, Wayne C.

Publishing Date: [2014]

Classification: 900

Call Number: 940 THO

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Western Europe

By Thompson, Wayne C.

Publishing Date: [2014]

Classification: 900

Call Number: 940 THO

The World Today Series: Western Europe is an annually updated presentation of each sovereign country in Western Europe, past and present.

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Manzanar daze and cold nights

By Mayeda, Mack

Publishing Date: [2010]

Classification: 900

Call Number: 940.5317 MAY

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You are not forgotten: the story of a lost WWII pilot and a twenty-first-century soldier's mission to bring him home

By Bender, Bryan

Publishing Date: c2013

Classification: 900

Call Number: 940.54 BEN

Major George Eyster V comes from a long line of military officers, dating back to the Revolutionary War. Army service was George's family legacy, but his tour of duty in Iraq left him disillusioned and questioning. He was making plans to end his army career but was offered a posting to J-PAC, an elite division armed with the latest detection and forensic technology. J-PAC's sole mission is to fulfill a solemn promise at the heart of the military code: bring all fallen soldiers home to the country for which they gave their lives.

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Russia & the Commonwealth of Independent States

By Shoemaker, Merle Wesley

Publishing Date: c2014

Classification: 900

Call Number: 947 SHO

Deals with the twelve independent republics that became members of the Commonwealth of Independent States following the collapse of the Soviet Union in December 1992.

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East & Southeast Asia

By Leibo, Steven A.

Publishing Date: [2014]

Classification: 900

Call Number: 950 LEI

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The Middle East & South Asia

By Russell, Malcolm B.

Publishing Date: [2014]

Classification: 900

Call Number: 956 RUS

This volume is designed to place in context the passionate controversies and emotional attachments of the two billion people who live, study, work, love, and die in the Middle East and South Asia.

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Africa

By Dickovick, James Tyler

Publishing Date: [2014]

Classification: 900

Call Number: 960 DIC

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Canada

By Thompson, Wayne C.

Publishing Date: [2014]

Classification: 900

Call Number: 971 THO

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USA & the world

By Keithly, David M.

Publishing Date: [2014]

Classification: 900

Call Number: 973 KEI

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A reforming people: Puritanism and the transformation of public life in New England

By Hall, David D.

Publishing Date: c2011

Classification: 900

Call Number: 974.02 HAL

This work is an account of the aspirations and accomplishments of the people who founded the New England colonies, comparing the reforms they enacted with those attempted in England during the period of the English Revolution. The author, a historian looks afresh at how the colonists set up churches, civil governments, and methods for distributing land. Bringing with them a deep fear of arbitrary, unlimited authority grounded in either church or state, these settlers based their churches on the participation of laypeople and insisted on consent as a premise of all civil governance. Encouraging broad participation and relying on the vigorous use of petitioning, they also transformed civil and criminal law and the workings of courts. The outcome was a civil society far less authoritarian and hierarchical than was customary in their age, indeed, a society so advanced that a few dared to describe it as "democratical." They were well ahead of their time in doing so. As Puritans, the colonists also hoped to exemplify a social ethics of equity, peace, and the common good. In a case study of a single town, the author follows a minister as he encourages the townspeople to live up to these high standards in their politics. This is a book that challenges us to discard long standing stereotypes of the Puritans as temperamentally authoritarian and their leadership as despotic. The author demonstrates exactly the opposite. Here, we watch the colonists as they insist on aligning institutions and social practice with equity and liberty. This re-evaluation of the earliest moments of New England's history, reveals the colonists to be the most effective and daring reformers of their day.

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Fish Springs and Black Rock: forgotten towns of Owens Valley

By Bowers, Janice Emily

Publishing Date: 2014

Classification: 900

Call Number: 979.4 BOW

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Latin America

By Buckman, Robert T.

Publishing Date: [2014]

Classification: 900

Call Number: 980 BUC

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