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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
xvi, 196 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
An insightful study of the political, economic, and social changes Brazil experienced during the twenty-year rule of its Cold War military regime. Cuba's revolution in 1959 fueled powerful anti-Communist fears in the United States. As a result, in the years that followed, governments throughout Central and South America were toppled in U.S.-backed military coups, and by 1977 only three democratically elected leaders remained in all of Latin America. This perceptive study, coauthored by a revered historian and a prominent economist, examines how the military rulers of Brazil profoundly altered the nation's economy, politics, and society during their two decades in power, and it explores the lasting impact of these changes after democracy was restored. Comparing and contrasting the history, programs, methods, and goals of Brazil's Cold War-era authoritarian government with the military regimes of Peru, Chile, Argentina, Bolivia, and Uruguay, authors Herbert Klein and Francisco Vidal Luna offer a fascinating, detailed analysis of the Brazilian experience from 1964 to 1985, one of the darkest, most difficult periods in Latin American history.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780300223316 20170515
Hoover Library
v, 105 pages ; 23 cm
  • The constitution of political Islam
  • Dawa: much more than a "call to Islam"
  • Confronting ideology to win the war.
Ayaan Hirsi Ali analyzes the concept of dawa as practiced by Islamists: why it matters, and why ignoring it has had serious consequences for national security. In order to defeat not just "violent extremism" but the Islamist ideology that inspires it, the author provides a set of clear policy recommendations for the current US administration.
Hoover Library
30 pages : portrait ; 22 cm
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6. Gulag letters [2017]

ix, 294 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Hoover Library
xi, 308 pages : map ; 24 cm
  • Introduction: Exploiting "human raw material"
  • Food: "Whoever does not work, shall not eat"
  • Prisoners: "The contingent"
  • Health: "Physical labor capability"
  • Illness and mortality: "Lost labor days"
  • Invalids: "Inferior workforce"
  • Releases: "Unloading the ballast"
  • Power: "We are not doctors but delousers"
  • Selection: "The more (and less) valuable human element"
  • Exploitation: "Labor utilization"
  • Epilogue: Deaths and deceptions.
A new and chilling study of lethal human exploitation in the Soviet forced labor camps, one of the pillars of Stalinist terror In a shocking new study of life and death in Stalin's Gulag, historian Golfo Alexopoulos suggests that Soviet forced labor camps were driven by brutal exploitation and often administered as death camps. The first study to examine the Gulag penal system through the lens of health, medicine, and human exploitation, this extraordinary work draws from previously inaccessible archives to offer a chilling new view of one of the pillars of Stalinist terror.
Hoover Library
x, 142 pages ; 23 cm
  • The evolution of Israel's national security doctrine
  • New challenges for Israel's national security
  • Facing reality: Lebanon and Gaza
  • The Arab Spring and the Arab turmoil: a new Middle Eastern reality.
Hoover Library
xii, 246 pages ; 25 cm
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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
xiii, 368 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 23 cm
Hoover Library
xxiii, 213 pages ; 23 cm.
  • Background
  • Total volunteer force reforms
  • Reforming evaluations
  • Reforming promotions and assignments
  • Reforming compensation.
Tim Kane analyzes the strengths and weaknesses of the US armed forces leadership culture and personnel management. He proposes a blueprint for reform that empowers troops as well as local commanders. Kane's proposals extend the All-Volunteer Force reforms of 1973 further along the spectrum of volunteerism, emphasize greater individual agency during all stages of a US military career, and restore diversity among the services. The Leader/Talent Matrix-an analytic framework Kane develops in the book-offers a multidimensional view of an organization's personnel practices. A survey of hundreds of veterans and active-duty troops reveals world-class strengths in the US armed forces leadership culture but a wide array of weaknesses in talent management. The Total Volunteer Force returns autonomy to the army, navy, air force, and Marine Corps. Kane offers an array of reforms to improve performance evaluations, create a talent market for job-matching, and revolutionize compensation to better reward merit and skill.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780817920753 20170522
Hoover Library
266 pages ; 22 cm.
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36 pages ; 21 cm
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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.
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