Thursday, May 12, 2011

Decision Points

In this candid and gripping account, President George W. Bush describes the critical decisions that shaped his presidency and personal life.


Bush, George W. (George Walker), 1946-
United States -- Politics and government -- 2001-2009.

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The Eyes of Willie McGee: A Tragedy of Race, Sex, and Secrets in the Jim Crow South

A gripping saga of race and retribution in the Deep South and a story whose haunting details echo the themes of To Kill a Mockingbird.


McGee, Willie, 1915-1951 -- Trials, litigation, etc.
Capital punishment -- Mississippi -- History -- 20th century.
Capital punishment -- Social aspects -- Mississippi -- History -- 20th century.
Discrimination in capital punishment -- Mississippi -- History -- 20th century.
Discrimination in criminal justice administration -- Mississippi -- History -- 20th century.
Executions and executioners -- Mississippi -- History -- 20th century.
Race discrimination -- Mississippi -- History -- 20th century.
Mississippi -- Race relations -- History -- 20th century.

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Madison and Jefferson

An important, thoughtful, and gracefully written political history from the viewpoint of the young nation's two most intellectual founding fathers.[Publishers Weekly]

Jefferson, Thomas, 1743-1826 -- Friends and associates.
Madison, James, 1751-1836 -- Friends and associates.
United States -- Politics and government -- 1789-1815.
United States -- Politics and government -- 1775-1783.
United States -- Politics and government -- 1783-1865.
Founding Fathers of the United States -- Biography.
Presidents -- United States -- Biography.

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Prescription for Heterosexuality: Sexual Citizenship in the Cold War Era

In this lively and engaging work, Carolyn Lewis explores how medical practitioners, especially family physicians, situated themselves as the guardians of Americans' sexual well-being during the early years of the Cold War.


Sex -- United States -- History -- 20th century.
Heterosexuality -- United States -- History -- 20th century.
Married people -- Sexual behavior -- United States -- History -- 20th century.
Citizenship -- United States -- History -- 20th century.
United States -- Social conditions -- 20th century.
Sexual Behavior -- history -- United States.
Heterosexuality -- history -- United States.
History, 20th Century -- United States.
Paternalism -- United States.
Physician's Role -- history -- United States.

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Presidential Prerogative: Imperial Power in an Age of Terrorism

This book challenges the view that in foreign affairs and anti-terrorism matters, the President is the law and is above the law.


Executive power -- United States.
War and emergency powers -- United States.
Presidents -- United States.
Constitutional history -- United States.
Terrorism -- United States -- Prevention.

Freud on Madison Avenue

Freud on Madison Avenue tells the story of how and why mid-twentieth-century advertisers adopted Freudian psychology to sell products.


  • Motivation research (Marketing) -- United States -- History.
  • Subliminal advertising -- United States -- History
  • Advertising -- United States -- Psychological aspects -- History.
  • Consumer behavior -- United States -- History.

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The Anthology of Rap

In The Anthology of Rap, editors Adam Bradley and Andrew DuBois demonstrate that rap is also a wide-reaching and vital poetic tradition born of beats and rhymes.


  • Rap (Music) -- History and criticism
  • Rap (Music) -- Texts
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In the Shadow of the Black Beast: African American Masculinity in the Harlem and Southern Renaissances

Leiter presents the first book-length study of the sexually violent African American man, or black beast, as a composite literary phenomenon.


  • American fiction -- 20th century -- History and criticism
  • African American men in literature
  • African Americans in literature
  • Masculinity in literature
  • African American men -- Race identity
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Bulldaggers, Pansies, and Chocolate Babies: Performance, Race, and Sexuality in the Harlem Renaissance

Bulldaggers, Pansies, and Chocolate Babies shines the spotlight on historically neglected plays and performances that challenged early twentieth-century notions of the stratification of race, gender, class, and sexual orientation. On Broadway stages, in Harlem nightclubs and dance halls, and within private homes sponsoring rent parties, African American performers of the 1920s and early 1930s teased the limits of white middle-class morality. Blues-singing lesbians, popularly known as "bulldaggers," performed bawdy songs; cross-dressing men vied for the top prizes in lavish drag balls; and black and white women flaunted their sexuality in scandalous melodramas and musical revues. Race leaders, preachers, and theater critics spoke out against these performances that threatened to undermine social and political progress, but to no avail: mainstream audiences could not get enough of the riotous entertainment. [Information provided by the publisher]