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Bettina Koch, ed.

State Terror, State Violence:Global Perspectives


Provides a theoretical discussion and uses those theories in case studies from the Caucasus, Asia, the Middle East, and North America.

Robin Hanson

The Age of EM: Work, Love, and Life When Robots Rule the Earth

006.301 Han

Truly smart robots will have brain emulations, or ems. This futurologist speculates on what things might be like when we can replicate the brain in all its complexity. Totally cool utopia or horrifying dystopia?

Jason Segedy, ed.

The Akron Anthology

977.136 Akr

A collection of essays about the Rubber City from authors such as Rita Dove, Jason Segedy, and with an introduction from David Giffels. The latest addition to a series of city anthologies from Belt Publishing in Cleveland.

Brian Jay Jones

George Lucas: A Life

791.430233 Luc-J

New biography of the man who brought us American Graffiti, Star Wars, Indiana Jones, and who helped found Pixar.

Paul B. Wignall

From #BlackLivesMatter to Black Liberation

305.896073 Tay

Activist and scholar Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor surveys the historical and contemporary ravages of racism and persistence of structural inequality such as mass incarceration and Black unemployment. In this context, she argues that this new struggle against police violence holds the potential to reignite a broader push for Black liberation

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Timothy R. Keck


Magnificent Showcase: History, Heritage, and Art: The United States Air Force and the Air Force Art Program


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