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1. Roter Morgen [ - 2019]

v. ; 44 cm.
Hoover Library, SAL3 (off-campus storage)
x, 223 pages ; 23 cm.
Throughout the world today there are obvious trouble spots that have the potential to explode into serious conflicts at any time in the immediate or distant future. This study examines what history suggests about the future possibilities and characteristics of war and the place that thinking about conflict deserves in the formation of American strategy in coming decades. The author offers a historical perspective to show that armed conflict between organized political groups has been mankind's constant companion and that America must remain prepared to use its military power to deal with an unstable, uncertain, and fractious world. Williamson Murray shows that while there are aspects of human conflict that will not change no matter what advances in technology or computing power may occur, the character of war appears to be changing at an increasingly rapid pace with scientific advances providing new and more complex weapons, means of production, communications, and sensors, and myriad other inventions, all capable of altering the character of the battle space in unexpected fashions. He explains why the past is crucial to understanding many of the possibilities that lie in wait, as well as for any examination of the course of American strategy and military performance in the future-and warns that the moral and human results of the failure of American politicians and military leaders to recognize the implications of the past are already apparent.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780817920043 20170410
Hoover Library
30 pages : portrait ; 22 cm
Hoover Library
iii, 137 pages ; 23 cm.
Today, American "rugged individualism" is in a fight for its life on two battlegrounds: in the policy realm and in the intellectual world of ideas that may lead to new policies. In this book, the authors look at the political context in which rugged individualism flourishes or declines and offer a balanced assessment of its future prospects. They outline its path from its founding-marked by the Declaration of Independence-to today, focusing on different periods in our history when rugged individualism was thriving or was under attack. The authors ultimately look with some optimism toward new frontiers of the twenty-first century that may nourish rugged individualism. They assert that we cannot tip the delicate balance between equality and liberty so heavily in favor of equality that there is no liberty left for individual Americans to enjoy. In considering reasons to be pessimistic as well as reasons to be optimistic about it, they also suggest where supporters of rugged individualism might focus greater encouragement and resources.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780817920241 20170410
Hoover Library
266 pages ; 22 cm.
Hoover Library
36 pages ; 21 cm
Hoover Library
599 pages ; 21 cm
Hoover Library
xxxv, 60 pages ; 18 cm.
In late 1921, then secretary of commerce Herbert Hoover decided to distill from his experiences a coherent understanding of the American experiment he cherished. The result was the 1922 book American Individualism. In it, Hoover expounded and vigorously defended what has come to be called American exceptionalism: the set of beliefs and values that still makes America unique. He argued that America can make steady, sure progress if we preserve our individualism, preserve and stimulate the initiative of our people, insist on and maintain the safeguards to equality of opportunity, and honor service as a part of our national character. American Individualism asserts that equal opportunity for individuals to develop their abilities is "the sole source of progress" and the fundamental impulse behind American civilization for three-now four-centuries. More than ninety years have passed since this book was first published; it is clear, in retrospect, that the volume was partly motivated by the political controversies of the time. But American Individualism is not simply a product of a dim and receding past. To a considerable degree the ideological battles of Hoover's era are the battles of our own, and the interpretations we make of our past-particularly the years between 1921 and 1933-will mold our perspective on the crises of the present.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780817920159 20170213
Hoover Library
vii, 417 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
  • Presidential address / Shyam Das
  • Who's in Charge : The NLRB's Take on Arbitration and Deferral / Philip A. Miscimarra ; Introduction by Laura J. Cooper
  • Workplace Drug Use : A New Generation of Issues / Moderator : Norman Brand ; Panelists : J. Rod Betts, Joseph Elford, John E. Sands, and Fern Steiner
  • How Arbitrators and Advocates Can Understand and Avoid Unconscious Bias and Stereotyping / Amy Oppenheimer
  • Service on Tripartite Boards of Arbitration : How Discussions in Executive Session Can Trigger Questions of Ethics, Practice, and Finality / Moderator : Ira F. Jaffe ; Panelists : Stephen E. Crable, Donald J. Munro, and Carmen R. Parcelli
  • Workers With Personality Disorders, Their Workplaces, and the Americans with Disabilities Act / Moderator : Jams C. Oldham ; Panelists : Gregg Bloche, Chai Feldblum, and John M. Oldham, MD
  • Mental Impairments and the ADA : A Primer / Chai Feldblum
  • Estoppel After Nor-Man : A Brief Review / Maggie House and Arne Peltz
  • The Suprisingly Complex Issue of Resignation in Just Cause Cases / Moderator : Rafael Gely ; Panelists : Melissa H. Biren, Stacey A. Mufson, and Daniel T. Purtell
  • California Dreamin' : The Rise of the Iskanian Exception and the Fall of the State Effective-Vindication Exception to Federal Arbitration Act Preemption of State Employment Arbitration Doctrine / E. Gary Spitko
  • Managing Multiple Employment Arbitration Cases With Class Action Waivers / Catherine L. Fisk --Understanding the Professional Practices and Decision Making of Employment Arbitrators / Alexander J.S. Colvin and Mark D. Gough
  • Collaboration and Compatibility in the Sky : What's Different About the American Airlines-US Airways Merger? / Moderator : Joyce M. Klein ; Panelists : Laura Glading, Lucretia D. Guia, Beth Holdren, and Neil Roghair
  • How Parties Pick Arbitrators / Moderator : Susan Grody Ruben ; Panelists : John F. Baum, Geoffrey Piller, and Susan L. Stewart
  • Smile, You're on Candid Camera : Surveillance and Police Misconduct Charges / Sharon K. Imes ; Moderator : Sharon K. Imes ; Panelists : Richard Bolanos and Michael L. Rains
  • Fit for Duty? Controllable Health Conditions and an Employee's Ability to Perform Safety-Sensitive Work : An Introduction to a Discussion / Alan A. Symonette
  • Panel Discussion / Moderator : M. David Vaughn ; Panelists : Richard H. Rahm and Paul Tyler
  • Making Credibility Determinations : The Latest Science of Reading Emotions and Thoughts Across Cultures / Moderator : Anita Christine Knowlton ; Speaker : Clark Freshman
  • Fireside Chat With William B. Gould IV / Interviewer : Claude Dawson Ames.
Hoover Library
ix, 406 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm.
  • Introduction
  • The landscape of bribery and corruption in the shadows of Stalinism
  • "Pick the flowers while they're in bloom: : the contours of bribery in the agencies of law enforcement and criminal justice
  • "The word 'bribe' was never mentioned" : everyday practice and the art of the bribe
  • "Greetings from the sunny Georgia!" Cultural brokers and the bribe trail
  • "A grave evil and danger" : postwar "campaigns" against bribery
  • Informers and the state
  • Military justice at the intersection of counterrevolution and corruption
  • The death of a judge : scandal and the affair of the high courts
  • Conclusion : the bribe and its meaning.
The first archive-based study of official corruption under Stalin and a compelling new look at the textures of everyday Soviet life after World War II In the Soviet Union, bribery was a skill with its own practices and culture. James Heinzen's innovative and compelling study examines corruption under Stalin's dictatorship in the wake of World War II, focusing on bribery as an enduring and important presence in many areas of Soviet life. Based on extensive research in recently declassified Soviet archives, The Art of the Bribe offers revealing insights into the Soviet state, its system of law and repression, and everyday life during the years of postwar Stalinism.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780300175257 20170313
Hoover Library
320 pages : color illustrations ; 21 cm.
Hoover Library
xi, 226 pages ; 23 cm.
  • The domestic landscape / Michael J. Boskin
  • In brief : spending / George P. Shultz
  • Entitlements and the budget / John F. Cogan
  • A blueprint for tax reform / Michael J. Boskin
  • Transformational health care reform / Scott W. Atlas
  • Reforming regulation / Michael J. Boskin
  • National and international monetary reform / John B. Taylor
  • A blueprint for effective financial reform / John H. Cochrane
  • In brief : national human resources / George P. Shultz
  • Education and the nation's future / Eric A. Hanushek
  • Trade and immigration / John H. Cochrane
  • In brief : a world awash in change / George P. Shultz
  • Restoring our national security / James O. Ellis Jr., James N. Mattis, and Kori Schake
  • Redefining energy security / James O. Ellis Jr
  • Diplomacy in a time of transition / James E. Goodby
  • Closing note : the art and practice of governance / George P. Shultz.
Hoover Library
xviii, 326 pages : illustrations, charts ; 23 cm.
  • How can central banks deliver credible commitment and be "emergency institutions?" / Paul Tucker
  • Policy rule legislation in practice / David H. Papell, Alex Nikolsko-Rzhevskyy and Ruxandra Prodan
  • Goals versus rules as Central Bank performance measures / Carl E. Walsh
  • Institutional design : deliberations, decisions, and committee dynamics / Kevin M. Warsh
  • Some historical reflections on the governance of the Federal Reserve / Michael D. Bordo
  • Panel on independence, accountability, and transparency in central bank governance / Charles I. Plosser, George P. Shultz, and John C. Williams.
A central bank needs authority and a sphere of independent action. But a central bank cannot become an unelected Czar with sweeping, unaccountable discretionary power. How can we balance the central bank's authority and independence with needed accountability and constraints? Drawn from a 2015 Hoover Institution conference, this book features distinguished scholars and policy makers' discussing this and other key questions about the Fed. Going beyond the widely talked about decision of whether to raise interest rates, they focus on a deeper set of questions, including, among others, How should the Fed make decisions? How should the Fed govern its internal decision-making processes? What is the trade-off between greater Fed power and less Fed independence? And how should Congress, from which the Fed ultimately receives its authority, oversee the Fed? The contributors discuss whether central banks can both follow rule-based policy in normal times but then implement a discretionary do-what-it-takes approach to stopping financial crises. They evaluate legislation, recently proposed in the US House and Senate, that would require the Fed to describe its monetary policy rule and, if and when it changed or deviated from its rule, explain the reasons. And they discuss to best ways to structure a committee-like the Federal Open Market Committee, which sets interest rates-to make good decisions, as well as offer historical reflections on the governance of the Fed and much more.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780817919245 20160704
Hoover Library
450 pages ; 28 cm
Hoover Library
351 pages ; 22 cm
Hoover Library
xxii, 196 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
  • The policy context for energy efficiency
  • Energy efficiency is all around us
  • Energy efficiency and aggregate energy intensity in the United States : 1950 through 2014
  • Energy efficiency benefits : environment and security
  • Amplifying energy efficiency
  • Policy lessons from the past forty years.
The entire world, especially the United States, is in the midst of an energy revolution. Since the oil embargo of 1973, individuals, corporations, and other organizations have found ways to economically reduce energy use. In this book, Jim Sweeney examines the energy policies and practices of the past forty years and their impact on three crucial systems: the economy, the environment, and national security. He shows how energy-efficiency contributions to the country's overall energy situation have been more powerful than all the increases in the domestic production of oil, gas, coal, geothermal energy, nuclear power, solar power, wind power, and biofuels. The author details the impact of new and improved energy-efficient technologies, the environmental and national security benefits of energy efficiency, ways to amplify energy efficiency, and more. Energy Efficiency: Building a Clean, Secure Economy reveals how the careful nurturing of private- and public-sector energy efficiency-along with public awareness, appropriate pricing, appropriate policies--and increased research and development, the trends of decreasing energy intensity and increasing energy efficiency can be beneficially accelerated.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780817919542 20160718
Hoover Library
191 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Hoover Library
xi, 194 pages ; 24 cm.
  • America's early unconventional ventures
  • World War II and after : the catalysts for cloak and daggers
  • Specialized soldiering and operatives in the Vietnam War
  • Emergence of a new security architecture
  • Sept. 11th and the melding of special ops and field officers
  • The SOF-CIA fusion in two theaters
  • SOF-CIA : the present and the future.
Hoover Library

19. Fakel Novorossii [2016]

413 pages : color illustrations, maps, portraits ; 21 cm
Hoover Library
94 pages : maps, illustrations ; 22 x 30 cm
Hoover Library