Inyo County Free Library - New Acquisitions

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The short, strange life of Herschel Grynszpan: a boy avenger, a Nazi diplomat, and a murder in Paris

By Kirsch, Jonathan

Publishing Date: c2013

Classification: 900

Call Number: 940.53 KIR

On the seventy-fifth anniversary of Kristallnacht comes this untold story of a teenager whose act of defiance would have dire international consequences. On the morning of November 7, 1938, a seventeen-year-old Jewish refugee, Herschel Grynszpan, walked into the German embassy in Paris and in an act of desperation assassinated Ernst vom Rath, a low-level Nazi diplomat. He did it, he said, out 'of love for my parents and for my people.'

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The guns at last light: the war in Western Europe, 1944-1945

By Atkinson, Rick

Publishing Date: 2013

Classification: 900

Call Number: 940.54 ATK

Tells the dramatic story of the titanic battle for Western Europe from D-Day to the thrust to the heart of the Third Reich.

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Who stole the American dream?

By Smith, Hedrick

Publishing Date: c2012

Classification: 900

Call Number: 973.91 SMI

Recounts how the American dream has been dismantled over the past forty years by legislative, electoral, and corporate decisions that have compromised the middle class and minimized individual economic and political power.

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The untold history of the United States

By Stone, Oliver

Publishing Date: 2012

Classification: 900

Call Number: 973.91 STO

A companion to the ten-part documentary series outlines provocative arguments against official American historical records to reveal the origins of conservatism and the obstacles to progressive change.

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American betrayal: the secret assault on our nation's character

By West, Diana

Publishing Date: c2013

Classification: 900

Call Number: 973.917 WES

American Betrayal shatters the approved histories of an era that begins with FDR's first inauguration, when "happy days" are supposed to be here again, and ends when we "win" the Cold War. It is here, amid the rubble, where Diana West focuses on the World War II--Cold War deal with the devil in which America surrendered her principles in exchange for a series of Big Lies whose preservation soon became the basis of our leaders' own self-preservation. It was this moral surrender to deception and self-deception, West argues, that sent us down the long road to moral relativism, "political correctness," and other cultural ills that have left us unable to ask the hard questions: Does our silence on the crimes of Communism explain our silence on the totalitarianism of Islam? Is Uncle Sam once again betraying America?--From publisher description.

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The amateur: Barack Obama in the White House

By Klein, Edward

Publishing Date: c2012

Classification: 900

Call Number: 973.9320 KLE

It's amateur hour at the White House. So says New York Times bestselling author Edward Klein in his new political expos ?The Amateur. Tapping into the public's growing sentiment that President Obama is in over his head, The Amateur argues that Obama's toxic combination of incompetence and arrogance have run our nation and his presidency off the rails. "Obama was both completely inexperienced and ideologically far to the left of Americans when he entered the White House," says Klein. "And he was so arrogant that he didn't even know what he didn't know." Klein, who is known for getting the inside scoop on everyone from the Kennedys to the Clintons, reveals never-before-published details about the Obama administration's political inner workings and about Barack and Michelle's personal lives. From Obama's conceited and detached demeanor, to his detrimental reliance on Michelle Obama and Valerie Jarrett's advice, to the Obamas' extravagant and out-of-touch lifestyle, The Amateur reveals a president whose blatant ignorance and incompetence is sabotaging himself, his presidency, and America.

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