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Atlas of the 2008 Elections

The U.S. presidential election of 2008 was once the most major elections in contemporary American historical past. Bringing jointly major geographers and political scientists, this authoritative atlas analyzes and maps the campaigns, primaries, basic election, and key nation referenda to supply a wealthy photo of this watershed event.

The participants supply a complete and special overview of all points of the election, offering presidential effects on the nationwide point, in significant areas, and in swing states. Drilling all the way down to county point, they hint balloting styles for key racial, ethnic, non secular, and occupational teams. in addition they illustrate the crusade techniques of Democratic and Republican social gathering leaders. relocating past the nationwide race, the atlas compares vital senatorial and gubernatorial races to presidential votes and considers chosen country referenda corresponding to marriage amendments, farm animal cruelty, stem telephone learn, and physician-assisted suicide. for extra context and intensity, the 2008 election effects are in comparison with earlier nationwide elections.

Illustrated with greater than 2 hundred meticulously drawn full-color maps, the atlas should be an important reference and a desirable source for pundits, electorate, crusade staffs, and political junkies alike.

Contributions by: John Agnew, J. Clark Archer, William Berentsen, Stanley D. Brunn, Thomas E. Chapman, Jeffrey R. Crump, Carl T. Dahlman, David Darmofal, Lisa M. DeChano-Cook, Mark Drayse, Joshua J. Dyck, Ryan D. Enos, Daniel Ervin, John W. Frazier, Megan A. Gall, Andrew Gelman, James G. Gimpel, Alex Ginsburg, Sean P. Gorman, Mark Graham, Nathaniel HadleyDike, John Heppen, Heather Hollen, Taylor Johnson, Kimberly Karnes, Larry Knopp, Matt Landers, Stephen J. Lavin, Jonathan I. Leib, Kenneth C. Martis, John McNulty, Joshua R. Meddaugh, Melissa R. Michelson, Mark A. Moody, Toby Moore, Richard L. Morrill, J. Eric Oliver, Kathleen O'Reilly, Nick Quinton, Mark E. Reisinger, Wesley J. Reisser, Tony Robinson, Fred M. Shelley, Taylor Shelton, Jonathan Taylor, Andrew J. Turner, Tom Vanderhorst, Barney Warf, Robert Watrel, Gerald R. Webster, and Matthew Zook.

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The Curmudgeon's Guide to Practicing Law

By Mark Herrmann

This number of essays written by means of The Curmudgeon, deals sensible, sincere and also you want to know this recommendation for surviving and thriving in a legislation company. The publication covers the fundamentals of legislations perform and legislation enterprise etiquette, from doing potent study and writing to dressing for fulfillment, facing employees and consumers and development a legislations perform. Concise, funny and entire of worthwhile (albeit curmudgeonly) perception, this can be a must-read for each newly minted legislation institution graduate or new attorney.

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Let's Get Free: A Hip-Hop Theory of Justice

By Paul Butler

Paul Butler used to be an formidable federal prosecutor, a Harvard legislation grad who gave up his company legislations wage to struggle the great fight—until at some point he used to be arrested in the street and charged with a criminal offense he didn’t devote. The Volokh Conspiracy calls Butler’s account of his trial "the so much riveting first bankruptcy i've got ever read."

In a publication Harvard legislations professor Charles Ogletree calls "a needs to read," Butler appears to be like at areas the place usual electorate meet the justice system—as jurors, witnesses, and in encounters with the police—and explores what "doing the precise factor" skill in a corrupt system.

Since Let’s Get Free’s ebook in spring 2009, Butler has develop into the go-to individual for observation on felony justice and race family members: he seemed on ABC information, Good Morning America, and Fox information, released op-eds within the New York Times and different nationwide papers, and is prominent to talk around the nation. The paperback version brings Butler’s groundbreaking and hugely arguable arguments—jury nullification (voting "not in charge" in drug instances as a sort of protest), simply announcing "no" whilst the police request your permission to go looking, and refusing to paintings contained in the approach as a snitch or a prosecutor—to a complete new audience.

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Frommer's Walt Disney World and Orlando with Kids (Frommer's With Kids)

  • Frommer's Walt Disney global & Orlando with Kids deals the lowdown on the entire significant subject matter parks in Orlando and charges all sights on their suitability for children of all ages.
  • Our writer, an established Mickey fan and the mum of 5, hits the entire highlights, from Magic nation to Islands of experience to SeaWorld. She's looked at the entire city's top motels and eating places in individual, and provides authoritative, candid studies to help you locate the alternatives that fit your family's tastes and budget.
  • You'll additionally get up to the moment assurance of buying and leisure; exact info on personality eating; exact park maps; suggestion on making plans a winning relations holiday; and aspect journeys to Tampa and Cocoa Beach.

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The Long War: A New History of U.S. National Security Policy Since World War II

By Andrew J. Bacevich

Essays via a various and uncommon workforce of historians, political scientists, and sociologists research the alarms, emergencies, controversies, and confusions that experience characterised America's chilly conflict, the post-Cold conflict period of the Nineteen Nineties, and brand new "Global struggle on Terror." This "Long warfare" has left its imprint on almost each element of yankee lifestyles; through contemplating it as an entire, The lengthy War is the 1st quantity to take a really complete examine America's reaction to the national-security quandary touched off by way of the occasions of worldwide conflict II.

Contributors examine issues starting from grand procedure and strategic bombing to ideology and economics and determine the altering American approach of conflict and Hollywood's strangely constant depiction of usa citizens at battle. They assessment the evolution of the national-security gear and the function of dissenters who considered the myriad actions of that equipment with dismay. They take a clean examine the lengthy War's civic implications and its influence on civil-military kinfolk.

More than an army heritage, The lengthy War examines the information, regulations, and associations that experience constructed because the usa claimed the function of worldwide superpower. This protracted problem has develop into a possible everlasting, if no longer defining element of up to date American existence. In breaking down the previous and synthetic barriers that experience generally divided the postwar interval into neat ancient devices, this quantity presents a greater knowing of the evolution of the U.S. and U.S. coverage seeing that global battle II and provides a clean point of view on our present nationwide safeguard predicament.

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San Francisco's Fillmore District (Images of America)

By Robert F. Oaks

Modern-day Fillmore District, whereas certainly one of San Francisco's so much varied neighborhoods, bears little resemblance to the cosmopolitan position it as soon as used to be. This district, which has arguably replaced greater than the other within the urban, as soon as held a wide Jewish payment, replete with synagogues, bakeries, and kosher markets. It additionally had a major jap neighborhood, now founded in Japantown yet now not as huge as within the prewar years; amusements just like the Chutes, Dreamland boxing ring, and theatres; colleges, church buildings, and a celebrated "Jazz District" that hosted the head names in track for a few years. And in a single of the main debatable screens of civic strength, this densely populated quarter fell to the forces of redevelopment, bisected via the formidable plan to widen Geary street, making a freeway-like highway in the course of the district and forcing out hundreds of thousands of dwellers whose houses have been both moved or demolished.

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The Son

By Philipp Meyer

Philipp Meyer, the acclaimed writer of American Rust, returns with The Son: an epic of the yankee West and a multigenerational saga of strength, blood, land, and oil that follows the increase of 1 unforgettable Texas kinfolk, from the Comanche raids of the 1800s to the to the oil booms of the twentieth century.

Harrowing, panoramic, and deeply evocative, The Son is an absolutely discovered masterwork within the maximum culture of the yankee canon—an unforgettable novel that mixes the narrative prowess of Larry McMurtry with the knife-edge sharpness of Cormac McCarthy.

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Drives of a Lifetime: 500 of the World's Most Spectacular Trips

Pack your suitcase, load up the auto, and head for the open highway! within the culture of National Geographic vacationer magazine's award-winning annual characteristic showcasing the world's most sensible car journeys, nationwide Geographic provides Drives of a Lifetime: Where to head, Why to move, while to Go. This lavishly illustrated, hardcover commute planner and present publication promises every piece of knowledge you will need to navigate four hundred striking using routes in a number of the world's such a lot interesting locales.
 
This sensible commute planner offers particular, in-depth descriptions of the attractions each one force bargains. a transparent, precise, easy-to-read map of every path. beneficial details at the most sensible time to shuttle. And insider find out how to assist you get the main out of each brilliant journey. plentiful sidebars name your consciousness to standout attractions alongside the force or wonderful heritage details at the quarter and its culture.
 
While convenient certainly as a planner, Drives of an entire life doubles as a full-color present booklet with greater than two hundred incredible, large-format pictures and crisp, evocative textual content that might enchant armchair tourists. The e-book immerses you within the certain attraction and wonder of 1000s of inviting locales.
 
Sample entries contain the line to the wonderful historical ruins in and round Angkor Wat in Cambodia; the Natchez hint throughway, alongside an historic local American path via Mississippi; the scenic previous coastal course from Dublin to Wexford in eire; an off-road dune force in Dubai; the recognized ocean perspectives alongside the Cabot path in Nova Scotia, Canada; the Winelands course via South Africa's Western Cape; a force one of the marvelous land formations in South Dakota's Badlands; and an archaeological travel via Syria. moreover, you will discover numerous enjoyable best Ten lists: skyscraping drives, Mediterranean island roads, African natural world tours, and more.
 
Chapters prepared by means of topic comprise final street journeys, that includes recognized drives akin to road One down the California coast; Over Hill and Mountains; by way of Sea and Shore; the line much less Traveled, highlighting unpaved and untamed routes and safaris; Village Byways via a few of the world's such a lot picturesque hamlets; and historical Trails, tracing the trails of history's nice developers and explorers.
 
Whether you commute those storied routes by means of motor vehicle or in the course of the pages of the book--countless wonders wait for your discovery in
Drives of a Lifetime.

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Dark Ages America: The Final Phase of Empire

By Morris Berman

"Provocative...stimulating and insightful."―Publishers Weekly

In Dark a long time America, the pundit Morris Berman argues that the country has entered a deadly part in its historic improvement from which there's no go back. because the corporate-consumerist juggernaut that now defines the state rolls on, the very components that when propelled the United States to greatness―extreme individualism, territorial and financial enlargement, and the pursuit of fabric wealth―are, satirically, the nails in our collective coffin. inside of a couple of a long time, Berman argues, the U.S. can be marginalized at the international degree, its hegemony changed via China or the ecu Union. With the U.S. only one terrorist assault clear of a police country, Berman's e-book is a debatable and illuminating examine our present society and its ills.

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Smuggler Nation: How Illicit Trade Made America

By Peter Andreas

The United States is a smuggler state. Our lengthy background of illicit imports has ranged from West Indies molasses and Dutch gunpowder within the 18th century, to British business applied sciences and African slaves within the nineteenth century, to French condoms and Canadian booze within the early twentieth century, to Mexican staff and Colombian cocaine within the sleek period. Contraband capitalism, it seems, has been an essential component of yank capitalism.

Providing a sweeping narrative background from colonial occasions to the current, Smuggler state is now on hand in paperback to retell the tale of the US -- and of its engagement with its acquaintances and the remainder of the realm -- as a sequence of hugely contentious battles over clandestine trade. As Peter Andreas demonstrates during this provocative and interesting paintings, smuggling has performed a pivotal and too frequently missed function in America's beginning, westward growth, and monetary improvement, whereas anti-smuggling campaigns have dramatically more advantageous the federal government's policing powers. the good irony, Andreas tells us, is nation that used to be born and grew up via smuggling is this day the world's best anti-smuggling crusader.

In tracing America's lengthy and sometimes tortuous dating with the murky underworld of smuggling, Andreas offers a much-needed antidote to present day hyperbolic depictions of out-of-control borders and starting to be worldwide crime threats. pressing calls by means of politicians and pundits to regain keep an eye on of the nation's borders be afflicted by a critical case of ancient amnesia, nostalgically implying that they have been ever truly below keep an eye on. this can be natural mythology, says Andreas. For greater and for worse, America's borders have constantly been hugely porous.

Far from being a brand new and unheard of hazard to the United States, the illicit underside of globalization is admittedly an previous American culture. As Andreas exhibits, it is going again not only a long time yet centuries. And its impression has been decidedly double-edged, not just subverting U.S. legislation but in addition aiding to gasoline America's evolution from a distant British colony to the world's pre-eminent superpower.

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