The Reading Shelf

The Library launches The Reading Shelf, a new collection featuring titles by contemporary leaders in the social sciences, political thought, economics, and philosophy. Books for this collection are selected to present a broad political perspective on the U.S. and the world.

The collection is on the long table in front of the bill files. Newly-received books will have a one-week borrowing period, to allow for wider readership. Please come and browse.

The Reading Shelf's first books:

The Audacity of Hope: Thoughts on Reclaiming the American Dream, by Barack Obama. (review)

Dreams From My Father: A Story of Race and Inheritance, by Barack Obama. (Wikipedia)

The World Is Flat [Updated and Expanded]: A Brief History of the Twenty-first Century, by Thomas L. Friedman. (review)

The End of Poverty: Economic Possibilities for Our Time, by Jeffrey Sachs. (review)

The Paradox of American Power: Why the World's Only Superpower Can't Go It Alone, by Joseph S. Nye. (press release)

Globalization and Its Discontents, by Joseph E. Stiglitz. (Wikipedia)

Growth Management and Affordable Housing: Do They Conflict? Anthony Downs, Ed. (press release)

Protecting What Matters: Technology, Security, and Liberty since 9/11, Clayton Northouse, Ed. (press release)
      Includes a Liberty and Security Timeline, from July 4, 1966 (Freedom of Information Act, FOIA, becomes law) to Feb. 2006 (Senate Judiciary Committee holds hearings on "Wartime Executive Power and the NSA's Surveillance Authority," Feb. 6 and Feb. 28)


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