21st century

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21st century

Warfare in a high-tech age

Describes the art and science of warfare in the twenty-first century including guerrilla warfare and terrorism, biochemical and nuclear weapons, communication and intelligence, and the future of soldiers and battlefields.

The battle for oil

Describes the history and development of the oil industry, the world's dependence upon oil, global oil reserves, and threats to the world's oil supply.

Christopher Paolini

Presents a brief profile of best-selling children's author Christopher Paolini, and chronicles his childhood, family, and career.

America's leaders

the war on terrorism
Discusses the leadership of George W. Bush, Dick Cheney, and many other powerful political and military players following the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001.


25 rescues, 11 volunteers, and 3 RVs on our canine cross-country adventure
David Rosenfelt discusses his cross-country move from California to Maine, and the beginnings of a dog rescue foundation.

The betrayal of the American dream

Argues that government, big business, and the elite have damaged America's middle class by reducing demand for its skilled workforce thereby reducing its buying power and influence on the economy.

Grace and grit

my fight for equal pay and fairness at Goodyear and beyond
Lilly M. Ledbetter, who was one of the first women hired as a manager for Goodyear, discusses discrimination and sexual harassment, and how she filed a sex discrimination case for equal wages.

Dear Zari

the secret lives of the women of Afghanistan
Examines the lives of Afghan women living in the twenty-first century, featuring first-person perspectives, and revealing the challenges they face within a deeply religious and traditional society.

Daily life of the new Americans

immigration since 1965
Examines the daily lives of immigrants to the United States since 1965, providing an overview of the migration stories of people from various countries and continents, and discussing economics, family life and identity, community, society and culture, stereotypes and discrimination, and policy and politics.

Words in your face

a guided tour through twenty years of the New York City poetry slam
A history of the New York City Poetry Slam, a performance poetry competition in which participants recite their own, original work before a panel of five judges selected randomly from the audience, discussing its origins in the 1980s, and following the movement's development over the course of twenty years.


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