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Summary: Presents the theory that the American dream, all but abandoned in the United States, has been adopted successfully in other countries, including Italy, France, Finland, Slovenia, Germany, Portugal, Norway, Tunisia, and Iceland, looking at such areas as worker benefits, public expenditure for the common good, and state-funded higher education.

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Publisher / Publication Date: 2016

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Mettler, Suzanne.

Summary: "America's higher education system is failing its students. In the space of a generation, we have gone from being the best-educated society in the world to one in which a college degree benefits only to those in the top income brackets. In Degrees of Inequality, acclaimed political scientist Suzanne Mettler explains why the system has gone so horribly wrong and why the American Dream is...

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Publisher / Publication Date: 2014

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 378.73 Mettler

Chu, Lenora

Summary: China's widely acclaimed yet insular education system is held up as a model of academic and behavioral excellence. Chu, an American journalist of Chinese descent raising a young family in Shanghai, noticed how well-behaved Chinese children were compared to her boisterous toddler. Enrolling three-year-old Rainer in China's state-run public school system, the immediate results were positive. But...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Harper, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers 2017

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 370.951 CHU 2017

Hauser, Brooke.

Summary: Some walked across deserts and mountains to get here. Others flew in on planes. One arrived after escaping in a suitcase. And some won't say how they got here. These are "the new kids": new to America and all the routines and rituals of an American high school, from lonely first days to prom. They attend International High School at Prospect Heights in Brooklyn, which is like most high schools...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Free Pr. 2012

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1 available in Young Adult Non-fiction, Call number: Y 373.18 Hauser

Lamothe, Matt

Summary: Follows the daily lives of seven children from around the world, including such places as Japan, India, Uganda, and Italy, and discusses how schools, meals, and play can be different or similar in different places in the world.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Chronicle Books 2017

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1 available in Juvenile Non-fiction, Call number: J 305.23 Lamot

Bair, Sheila.

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Publisher / Publication Date: 2015

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1 available in Young Adult Non-fiction, Call number: Y 330.97 Bair

Goodwin, Doris Kearns

Summary: "In this culmination of five decades of acclaimed studies in presidential history, Pulitzer Prize-winning author Doris Kearns Goodwin offers an illuminating exploration into the early development, growth, and exercise of leadership. Are leaders born or made? Where does ambition come from? How does adversity affect the growth of leadership? Does the man make the times or do the times make the...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Simon & Schuster 2018

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 973.09 Good 2018

Kronman, Anthony T

Summary: "The former dean of Yale Law School surveys the full sweep of recent campus controversies to show how these disputes threaten the best of America's intellectual traditions--including democracy itself. In his tenure at Yale, Anthony Kronman has watched students march across campus to protest the names of buildings and seen colleagues resign over emails about Halloween costumes. He is no stranger...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Free Press 2019

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 978.73 Kronman 2020

Nichols, Tom

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Publisher / Publication Date: 2017

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 303.483 Nichols

Vance, J. D.

Summary: Shares the story of the author's family and upbringing, describing how they moved from poverty to an upwardly mobile clan that included the author, a Yale Law School graduate, while navigating the demands of middle class life and the collective demons of the past.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Harper, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers 2016

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 305.562 Vance

Wilder, Craig Steven

Summary: A leading African American historian of race in America exposes the uncomfortable truths about race, slavery, and the American academy, revealing that leading universities, dependent on human bondage, became breeding grounds for the racist ideas that sustained it.

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Publisher / Publication Date: 2013

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 379.26 Wilder

Warren, Elizabeth.

Summary: The fiery U.S. Senator from Massachusetts and best selling author offers a passionate, inspiring book about why the middle class is under siege and how listeners can win the fight to save it.

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Publisher / Publication Date: 2017

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1 available in Adult Audiobooks, Call number: CDBK 305 Warren

Summary: The 2016 election of Donald J. Trump exposed a deep divide in American politics and culture, one that pollsters and pundits didn't seem to realize was there. But Trump did, and he used it to his advantage in ways that surprised nearly everyone, even those who voted for him. Perhaps the biggest question on many people's minds is how, exactly, did a crass, unrepentant reality TV star and...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Thomas Dunne Books, St. Martin's Press 2017

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 973.933 Lee 2017

Shuman, Michael.

Contents: A living rate of return -- Zero-cost stimulus -- The hidden power of cooperatives -- Institutional lending -- Anti-poverty investing -- If I were a rich man -- Unaccredited investing in SEC-land -- Local exchanges -- Everybody into the pool! -- Investing in yourself.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Chelsea Green Pub. 2012

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 332.623 Shuman

Stein, Joel

Summary: Stein spends a week in Roberts County, Texas, which had the highest percentage of Trump voters in the country. He goes to the home of Trump-loving Dilbert cartoonist Scott Adams; meets people who create fake news; and finds the new elitist organizations merging both right and left to fight the populists.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Grand Central Publishing 2019

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Summary: The financial meltdown from the perspective of a number of players: Michael Burry, a bizarre autistic-like stock-picking genius, and the first to realize that the market's housing boom is based on a "house of cards" sham; Mark Baum, self-loathing fictional character whose firm picks up insider trading information from a wrong number phone call; Jared Vennet, a smart-aleck broker who confirms...

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Publisher / Publication Date: 2016

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Tepperman, Jonathan

Summary: Identifies 10 pervasive and seemingly impossible challenges©£including immigration reform, income inequality, political corruption and Islamic terrorism©£and shows that each has a solution, and not merely a hypothetical one, but one that has been proven in a real hotspot in the world.

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Publisher / Publication Date: 2016

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 338.9 Tepper

Levine, Bruce C.

Summary: A history of the radical transformation of the American South during the Civil War examines the economic, social, and political deconstruction and rebuilding of Southern institutions as experienced by ordinary people.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Random House 2013

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 973.713 Levine

Mills, Stephanie

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Publisher / Publication Date: New Society Publishers 2010

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 SWANN 2018

MacLean, Nancy

Summary: "An explosive expose of the right's relentless campaign to eliminate unions, suppress voting, privatize public education, and change the Constitution. "Perhaps the best explanation to date of the roots of the political divide that threatens to irrevocably alter American government." --Booklist (starred review) Behind today's headlines of billionaires taking over our government is a secretive...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Viking 2017

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 320.5039 MacLean

Menzel, Peter

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Publisher / Publication Date: 1994

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 306.85 Menze

Lindley, Nancy.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Lone Pine 2004

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1 available in Michigan Collection, Call number: MC 635.933 Lind

Chiarappa, Michael J.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Michigan State University Press 2003

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1 available in Michigan Collection, Call number: MC 338.372 Chiar

Batterberry, Michael.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Greenwich House 1982

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 391.009 Bat,