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Today in History: Hurricane Katrina 

For a year -- if not more -- after Hurricane Katrina slammed into the Gulf Coast, reaping unimaginable destruction, citizens near and far -- including our very own library staff -- volunteered in relief efforts down in New Orleans;  parishes were inhabitable, governmental responsibility seriously questioned, life exacerbated by the highly charged political climate. As one colleague described, it was …

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Today in History: Constitution Day 

It's a little like a scene from To Kill a Mockingbird – Scout and Jem peering through the bannisters in awe of their father, Atticus, who bravely defended Tom Robinson, a black man accused of rape. But it is the Congress, not the courtroom, decades later, and my brothers and I are in Springfield, Illinois, not …

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How to Win an Election: A New Cafe Book Collection 

Did you know that Italian master Foppa Vincenzo painted (circa 1464) "The Young Cicero Reading" as part of his commission to fresco the courtyard of the Banco Mediceo in Milan? How apropos the library poster for the new Everett Cafe book collection, How to Win an Election!, on display now through March 15th, the Ides of March -- …

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Battlespace technologies : network-enabled information dominance 

Title: Battlespace technologies : network-enabled information dominance Author: Richard S. Deakin Publisher:  Artech House Call number: UG145 .D42 2010 From the Publisher: The era of mechanized warfare is rapidly giving way to the battle for information superiority – enabled by electronic technologies that provide data for detailed analysis of enemy forces and capabilities. Supported with over …

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Political Education: National Policy Comes of Age 

In the wake of the recent elections, Christopher Cross, noted author and expert on the federal role in education, delivers a masterful talk on the updated edition of his critically acclaimed, best-selling book, Political Education: National Policy Comes of Age (new edition from Teachers College Press, 2010; first edition, 2004). In it Cross astutely reflects …

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