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    Meddling in the Ballot Box The Causes and Effects of Partisan Electoral Interventions by Dov H Levin
    epub | 1.41 MB | English | Isbn:9780197519905 |
    Author: Dov H. Levin | PAge: 313 | Year: 2020


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    Why do world powers sometimes try to determine who wins an election in another country? What effects does such meddling have on the targeted elections results? Great powers have attempted for centuries to intervene in elections occurring in other states through various covert and overt methods, with the American intervention in the 2013 Kenyan elections and the Russian intervention in the 2016 US elections being just two recent examples. Indeed, the Americans and the Soviets/Russians intervened in one out of every nine national-level executive elections between 1946 and 2000. Meddling in the Ballot Box is the first book to provide a comprehensive analysis of foreign meddling in elections from the dawn of the modern era to the 2016 Russian intervention in the US election. Dov Levin shows that partisan electoral interventions are usually an "inside job" occurring only if a significant domestic actor within the target wants it. Likewise, a great power will not intervene unless it fears that its interests are endangered by an opposing party or candidate with very different preferences. He also finds that partisan electoral interventions frequently have significant effects on the results--sufficient in many situations to determine the winner. Such interference also tends to be more effective when it is conducted overtly. However, it is usually ineffective, if not counterproductive, when done in a founding election. A revelatory account that explains why major powers have meddled so frequently across the entire postwar era, Meddling in the Ballot Box also provides us with a framework for assessing the cyber-future of interference.
    Category:Non-US Legal Systems, International Relations, Campaigns & Elections


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    You Talkin' to Me The Unruly History of New York English by E J White
    epub | 6.68 MB | English | Isbn:B085YDSCM1 |
    Author: E.J. White | PAge: 308 | Year: 2020


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    From paddy wagon to rush hour, New York City has given us a number of our popular words and phrases, along the way fashioning a recognizable dialect all its own. Often imitated and just as often ridiculed, New York English has its own identity, imbued with the rich cultural history of (as New Yorkers tell it) the greatest city in the world. How did this unique language community develop, and how has it shaped the city as we know it today? In You Talkin' to Me?, E.J. White explores the hidden history of English in New York City-a history that encompasses social class, immigration, culture, economics, and, of course, real estate. She tells entertaining stories of New York's most famous characters, streets, and cultural institutions, from Broadway to the newspaper office to the department store, illuminating a new dimension of the city's landscape. Full of little-known facts-C-3PO was originally written to have a New York accent; West Side Story...
    Category:Lexicography, Linguistics, History of Mid-Atlantic U.S.


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    No Justice in the Shadows How America Criminalizes Immigrants by Alina Das
    epub | 3.5 MB | English | Isbn:1568589468 |
    Author: Alina Das | PAge: 217 | Year: 2020


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    A provocative account of the long, racist history of our immigration system, revealing how it has become the brutal machine that today upends the lives of millions of immigrants.
    Each year in the United States, 300,000 people are arrested, detained, and deported, trapped in what leading immigrant rights activist and lawyer Alina Das calls the "deportation machine." The bulk of the arrests target people who have a criminal record - so-called "criminal aliens" - the majority of whose offenses are immigration-, drug-, or traffic-related. These individuals are uprooted from their homes, their families, and their communities, banished by a country that celebrates itself as a nation of immigrants.
    Through the stories of those caught in the system,Das traces the ugly history of immigration policy to explain how the U.S. constructed the idea of the "criminal alien," effectively dividing immigrants into the categories "good" and "bad," "deserving" and...

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    From Hang Time to Prime Time Business, Entertainment, and the Birth of the Modern-Day NBA by Pete Croatto
    epub | 13.57 MB | English | Isbn:B084GBGKZS |
    Author: Pete Croatto | PAge: 384 | Year: 2020


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    Perfect for fans of Moneyball and The Book of Basketball, this vivid, thoroughly entertaining, and well-researched book explores the NBA's surge in popularity in the 1970s and 1980s and its transformation into a global cultural institution.
    Far beyond simply being a sports league, the NBA has become an entertainment and pop culture juggernaut. From all kinds of team logo merchandise to officially branded video games and players crossing over into reality television, film, fashion lines, and more, there is an inseparable line between sports and entertainment. But only four decades ago, this would have been unthinkable.

    Featuring writing that leaps off the page with energy and wit, journalist and basketball fan Pete Croatto takes us behind the scenes to the meetings that lead to the monumental American Basketball Association-National Basketball Association merger in 1976, revolutionizing the NBA's image. He pays homage to legendary talents...
    Category:Basketball, Sports & Entertainment Industry, History of Sports


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    The Triumph of Injustice How the Rich Dodge Taxes and How to Make Them Pay by Emmanuel Saez
    epub | 8.9 MB | English | Isbn:0393531732 |
    Author: Emmanuel Saez | PAge: 241 | Year: 2019


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    "The most important book on government policy that I've read in a long time." -David Leonhardt, New York Times
    Even as they have become fabulously wealthy, the ultra-rich have seen their taxes collapse to levels last seen in the 1920s. Meanwhile, working-class Americans have been asked to pay more. The Triumph of Injustice presents a forensic investigation into this dramatic transformation, written by two economists who have revolutionized the study of inequality. Blending history and cutting-edge economic analysis, Emmanuel Saez and Gabriel Zucman offer a comprehensive view of America's tax system alongside a visionary, dematic, and practical reinvention of taxes.
    Category:Taxation, Social Classes & Economic Disparity, Economic Policy & Development


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    Hatch by Kenneth Oppel
    epub | 3.58 MB | English | Isbn:1443456888 |
    Author: Kenneth Oppel | PAge: 407 | Year: 2020


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    Book Two in the Bestselling Bloom Trilogy
    First the rain brought seeds. Seeds that grew into alien plants that burrowed and strangled and fed.

    Seth, Anaya, and Petra are strangely immune to the plants' toxins and found a way to combat them. But just as they have their first success, the rain begins again. This rain brings eggs. That hatch into insects. Not small insects. Bird-sized mosquitos that carry disease. Borer worms that can eat through the foundation of a house. Boat-sized water striders that carry away their prey.
    But our heroes aren't able to help this time-they've been locked away in a government lab with other kids who are also immune. What is their secret? Could they be...part alien themselves? Whose side are they on?

    Kenneth Oppel expertly escalates the threats and ratchets up the tension in this can't-read-it-fast-enough adventure with an alien twist. Readers will be gasping for the next book as soon as...
    Category:Children's Action & Adventure Sci-Fi Books, Children's Scary Stories, Children's Survival Story eBooks


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    Premeditated Mortar by Kate Carlisle
    epub | 1.82 MB | English | Isbn:1984804413 |
    Author: Kate Carlisle | PAge: 300 | Year: 2020


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    Contractor Shannon Hammer gets tangled up in murder at a spooky old asylum in the latest Fixer-Upper Mystery from New York Times bestselling author Kate Carlisle. . . .

    Shannon Hammer is about to embark on one of the biggest projects of her career. Her best friend Jane Hennessey has purchased one wing of the Gables, formerly the old state insane asylum, located on a bucolic hillside two miles northeast of Lighthouse Cove. Jane plans to turn her section into a small luxury hotel complete with twenty ocean-view rooms, a spa, and a restaurant.
    Shannon is raring to get started on the enormous project and is shocked when a group of unruly protesters shows up at the groundbreaking ceremony and wreaks havoc. She's even more freaked-out when someone pushes her into a pit of bricks in a closed-off room of the asylum. Despite her close call, Shannon wants nothing more than to get back to work . . . until she finds a body not far from where she was pushed. Now Shannon...
    Category:Cozy Craft & Hobby Mysteries, Cozy Crafts & Hobbies Mystery, Cozy Culinary Mystery


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    Call of the Raven by Wilbur Smith
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    Author: Wilbur Smith | PAge: 367 | Year: 2020


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    The new novel by Wilbur Smith and the prequel to A Falcon Flies.
    'The right of the cat over the mouse, of the strong over the weak. The natural law of existence.' Augustus Mungo St John, *A Falcon Flies*
    The son of a wealthy plantation owner and a doting mother, Augustus Mungo St John is accustomed to the wealth and luxuries his privilege has afforded him. That is until he returns from university to discover his family ruined, his inheritance stolen and his childhood sweetheart, Camilla, taken by the conniving Chester Marion. Fuelled by anger, and love, Mungo swears vengeance and devotes his life to saving Camilla - and destroying Chester.
    Camilla, trapped in New Orleans and powerless to her position as a kept slave and Chester's brutish behaviour, must learn to do whatever it takes to survive.
    As Mungo battles his own fate and misfortune to achieve the revenge that drives him, and regain his power in the world, he must question what it takes for a man to survive when he has nothing, and what he is willing to do in order to get what he wants.
    An action-packed and gripping adventure by bestselling author, Wilbur Smith, about one man's quest for revenge, the brutality of slavery in America and the imbalance between humans that can drive - or defeat - us. **
    Category:Historical African Fiction, Travel Adventure Fiction, Historical Thrillers


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    Black Futures by Kimberly Drew, Jenna Wortham
    epub | 311.44 MB | English | Isbn:B07NCL2M6R |
    Author: Kimberly Drew, Jenna Wortham | PAge: 543 | Year: 2020


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    An archive of collective memory and exuberant testimony.

    A luminous map to navigate a dark and disorienting present.

    An infinite geography of possible futures.

    What does it mean to be black and alive right now?

    Kimberly Drew and Jenna Wortham have brought together this collection of work-art, photos, essays, memes, dialogues, recipes, tweets, poetry, and more-to tell the story of the radical, imaginative, provocative, and gorgeous world that black creators are bringing forth today. The book presents a succession of startling and beautiful pieces that generate an entrancing rhythm: Readers will go from conversations with activists and academics to memes and Instagram posts, from powerful essays to dazzling paintings and insightful infographics.
    In answering the question of what it means to be black and alive, Black Futures opens a prismatic vision of possibility for every...
    Category:Popular Culture, African American Studies, Ethnic Demographic Studies


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