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Reader's Digest natural wonders of the world

Publishing Date: [1980]

Classification: 900

Call Number: 910.0203

The alphabetical format takes the reader from the depths of Switzerland's Aar Gorge to the craggy summit of the Zugspitze, high in the Bavarian Alps.

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Vietnam & Angkor Wat

Publishing Date: [2015]

Classification: 900

Call Number: 915.9704

Surveys the history and culture of the country, describes the highlights of each region, and suggests hotels, restaurants, and activities.

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Canyons of the Colorado

By Holmes, Joseph

Publishing Date: 1996

Classification: 900

Call Number: 917.91 HOL

Report on the exploration of the Colorado River of the West and its tributaries.

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Yosemite: the cycle of the seasons

By Wilson, Lynn

Publishing Date: 1998

Classification: 900

Call Number: 917.94 WIL

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Nordic, Central and Southeastern Europe 2017-2018

By Payerhin, Marerk

Publishing Date: 2017

Classification: 900

Call Number: 940 PAY

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Western Europe 2017-2018

By Thompson, Wayne C.

Publishing Date: 2017

Classification: 900

Call Number: 940 THO

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Underground to Palestine

By Stone, I. F.

Publishing Date: 2017

Classification: 900

Call Number: 940.53 STO

Underground to Palestine, first published in 1946, is the account of noted journalist I. F. Stone about the hundreds of thousands of European Jews attempting to reach the new Jewish homeland of Palestine following World War Two. With the help of agents of the Haganah, the Jewish military force in Palestine who were arranging this exodus, he traveled with Holocaust survivors from displaced person camps in Germany and Poland on over-crowded trains and on foot, crossing at times unfriendly borders, to southern Europe. From there, Stone joined more than a thousand refugees as they crowded onto an illegal ship, and departed with the aim of defying the British blockade to reach Palestine and a new life as free Jews. Along the way, Stone documented the stories of the concentration camp survivors in this moving story of the human will and the struggle to survive. - (Booksurge)

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Jack and Rochelle: a Holocaust story of love and resistance

By Sutin, Jack

Publishing Date: [1995]

Classification: 900

Call Number: 940.5318 SUT

"Jack and Rochelle first met at a town dance before the war. Jack stepped on her toes, and Rochelle lost interest. They did not meet again until the winter of 1942-43, when, after separate escapes from Nazi ghetto labor camps, they discovered each other in the wooded lands of Poland where many Jews and Russians had fled from persecution. Despite the inhuman conditions and the ever-present danger, Jack and Rochelle began a careful courtship that flourished into a deepening love. With a new determination and a thirst for revenge, Jack led raids on nearby Polish farms that were occupied by Nazi sympathizers." "So the resistance was waged, often in ignorance of what atrocities were being committed in the rest of Europe. Cut off from the outside world, life depended upon desperate, makeshift warfare strategies. Maintained by a blind faith and their deep love for one another, Jack and Rochelle survived circumstances that had never before been imposed upon a people. They are part of a small group of resistance fighters whose testimony offers a unique perspective on this terrible episode of human history." "Lawrence Sutin presents his parents' story in their own words - words that he has heard throughout his life. In a thoughtful afterword, he offers his experiences as a child of Holocaust survivors."--BOOK JACKET.

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Philippine war diary, 1939-1945

By Mellnik, Stephen M.

Publishing Date: 1981

Classification: 900

Call Number: 940.542 MEL

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Russia and eurasia 2017-2018

By Hierman, Brent

Publishing Date: 2017

Classification: 900

Call Number: 947 HIE

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East and Southeast Asia 2017-2018

By Leibo, Steven A.

Publishing Date: 2017

Classification: 900

Call Number: 950 LEI

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The Middle East & South Asia 2017-2018

By Cantey, Seth

Publishing Date: 2017

Classification: 900

Call Number: 956 CAN

"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. Understanding these regions means more than annually-updated details of the governments, politics, cultures, and economies of the twenty-four nations and assorted territories. Special chapters address significant issues of continuing international importance, including access to water, the role of oil, and the 2011 Arab spring. Both regions, after all, contain types of people misunderstood and often intensely disliked by others. Where religion intrudes on politicsthe Afghan Taliban oppose educating girls, Hindu fanatics rampage in India, Iranian militiamen shoot demonstrators, Islamic extremists impose sharia, and Jewish Ultra-Orthodox send women to the back of the busreaders bombarded with superficial news bites and slanted reporting might never sense the other accomplishments of these same societies. Islamic charities and societies bring relief to the impoverished, Israels scholars win Nobel prizes, and most Indians cherish long-standing religious toleration. The author of this volume attempts to let the reader draw conclusions from the evidence." -- from the publisher website.

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From Babel to dragomans: interpreting the Middle East

By Lewis, Bernard

Publishing Date: 2004

Classification: 900

Call Number: 956 LEW

Over the course of his professional career, Bernard Lewis has proven himself as a scholar learned in a number of languages, who has interpreted Islam, the Ottoman Empire, and the modern Middle East for the West. Now, this respected authority has brought together his reflections on Middle Eastern history and foreign affairs written over six decades. The essays include such topics of pan-Arabism, the Mughal and Ottoman empires, the relationship between Western powers and the Middle East, travel in the region, food and feasts, and the problems and practice of writing Middle Eastern history. The pieces cover great events of twentieth-century history, such as the emergence of modern Israel, the Iranian Revolution, and the Gulf War. And they address urgent and compelling topics such as the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan and the significance of Saddam Hussein and Osama bin Laden. The collection ranges from English originals of articles published before only in foreign languages, to previously unpublished writings, to his highly regarded essays from publications such as Foreign Affairs and The New York Review of Books. With more than fifty pieces in all prefaced by a new, personal memoir by Lewis, this is a valuable collection for everyone interested in the Middle East. Here then is a rich repository of wisdom on one of the key areas of the modern world - a wealth of profound reflections on Middle Eastern history, culture, politics, and current events."--Jacket.

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Four hours in My Lai

By Bilton, Michael

Publishing Date: 1993

Classification: 900

Call Number: 959.7 BIL

Written as a companion to the Yorkshire TV documentary (1989) by its producers, this unsettling account of the methodical massacre by a unit of the U.S. Army of over 500 Vietnamese villagers near Quang Ngai in 1968 gathers together evidence from GI eyewitnesses, survivors, and the extensive record of military investigators to tell us what happened, along with interviews and backgrounds of some of the participants to try to understand why. It then assembles a remarkably insightful assessment of the public's and the Nixon administration's response to both the war and this gruesome permutation of it. The book follows the legal repercussions that ended when only one of the many guilty parties, Lieutenant William Calley, was convicted. Any Vietnam War collection that does not carry this work is not complete; the massacre was both symptomatic of the military's prosecution of its mission and a watershed event in the evolution of the war itself. This investigation is a superlative dissection of those appalling crimes.-- Mel D. Lane, Sacramento, Cal. Copyright 1992 Cahners Business Information.

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Africa 2017-2018

By Wiafe-Amoako, Francis

Publishing Date: 2017

Classification: 900

Call Number: 960 WIA

"The World Today Series: Africa provides students with vital information on all countries on the African continent through a thorough and expert overview of political and economic histories, current events, and emerging trends. Each country is examined through the following sections: Basic Facts; Land and People; The Past: Political and Economic History; The Present: Contemporary Issues; and The Future. In addition to country chapters, the book features extended essays on Africas Historical Background and the Colonial Period. The combination of factual accuracy and up-to-date detail along with its informed projections make this an outstanding resource for researchers, practitioners in international development, media professionals, government officials, potential investors and students. " -- Publisher description.

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Canada 2017-2018

By Thompson, Wayne C.

Publishing Date: 2017

Classification: 900

Call Number: 971 THO

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The USA and the world 2017-2018

By Keithly, David M.

Publishing Date: 2017

Classification: 900

Call Number: 973 KEI

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Robert Morris: financier of the American Revolution

By Rappleye, Charles

Publishing Date: 2010

Classification: 900

Call Number: 973.3092 RAP

Chronicles the life and accomplishments of Robert Morris, describing his role as financier for Washington's troops during the American Revolution, and discussing how he used his business and management skills to establish a system of public credit and free capital markets.

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The triangle fire

By Stein, Leon

Publishing Date: 2001

Classification: 900

Call Number: 974.7 STE

On March 25, 1911, 146 employees of the Triangle Shirtwaist Company in New York City were killed in the span of a few minutes because no provision had been made for their safety in the event of fire. The Cornell edition of Leon Stein's 1962 account features 16 illustrations, some never before published. A new introduction by the journalist William Greider makes clear that accounts of dangerous workplaces and sweatshop conditions are still all-too-relevant today, ninety years after the fire. The story of the catastrophe and the doomed Triangle Shirtwaist workers, as told by one of the great labor journalists, will not soon be forgotten. Praise for the 1962 edition— "Stein . . . recreate[s] the tragic events of the fire in all their dramatic intensity. His moving account is a work of dedication."—New York Times Book Review"With commendable restraint, [Stein] uses newspapers, official documents, and the evidence of survivors to unfold a story made more harrowing by the unemotional simplicity of its narration."—Library Journal"Stein . . . suggests that the fire alerted the public to shocking working conditions all over the city and helped the unions organize the clothing industry, but his good taste keeps him from selling the reader any silver lining. A by-product of the careful research that has gone into this excellent narrative is an interesting sketch of the hard lives and times of working girls in the days when the business of America was business."—New Yorker - (Cornell University Press)

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An empire wilderness: travels into America's future

By Kaplan, Robert D.

Publishing Date: [1998]

Classification: 900

Call Number: 978 KAP

Traveling, like Tocqueville and John Gunther before him, through a political and cultural landscape in transition, Kaplan reveals a nation shedding a familiar identity as it assumes a radically new one. An Empire Wilderness opens in Fort Leavenworth, Kansas, where the first white settlers moved into Indian country and where Manifest Destiny was born. In a world whose future conflicts can barely be imagined, it is also the place where the army trains its men to fight the next war. From Fort Leavenworth, Kaplan travels west to the great cities of the heartland - to St. Louis, once a glorious shipping center expected to outshine imperial Rome and now touted, with its desolate inner city and miles of suburban gated communities, as "the most average American city." Kaplan continues west to Omaha; down through California; north from Mexico, across Arizona, New Mexico, and Texas; up to Montana and Canada, and back through Oregon. He visits Mexican border settlements and dust-blown county sheriffs' offices, Indian reservations and nuclear bomb plants, cattle ranches in the Oklahoma Panhandle, glacier-mantled forests in the Pacific Northwest, swanky postsuburban sprawls and grim bus terminals, and comes, at last, to the great battlefield at Vicksburg, Mississippi, where an earlier generation of Americans gave their lives for their vision of an American future. But what, if anything, he asks, will today's Americans fight and die for? The new America he found is in the pages of this book. Kaplan gives a precise and chilling vision of how the most successful nation the world has ever known is entering the final, and highly uncertain, phase of its history.

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