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December
The Reagan Reversal: Foreign Policy and the End of the Cold War - Beth A. FischerIt is often assumed that Ronald Reagan's administration was reactive in bringing about the end of the cold war, that it was Mikhail Gorbachev's "new thinking" and congenial personality that led the administration to abandon its hard- line approach toward Moscow. In The Reagan Reversal, now available in paperback, Beth A. Fischer convincingly demonstrates that President Reagan actually began seeking a rapprochement with the Kremlin fifteen months before Gorbachev took office. She shows that Reagan, known for his long-standing antipathy toward communism, suddenly began calling for "dialogue,
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December
Introduction to Law and the Legal System - Frank A. SchubertBroad coverage, flexible organization, and an introductory level structure make Introduction to Law suitable for a variety of departments and. The text provides students with an overview of the U.S. legal system using real cases to illustrate the substance of the law, as well as major functions and procedures, promoting development of critical-thinking and problem-solving skills.
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December
Layer Cake - J.J. ConnollyOur narrator’s too smart to tell you his name (“if I [did], you’d be as clever as me”), but he’s not afraid to tell you everything else about the “layer cake”—London’s intricately arranged constellation of underworld fiefdoms. The worst thing about drug dealing—according to our unnamed narrator—whether you're a classy top dealer trading millions or a down-and-out street pusher, is that you have to relate to a lot of total idiots - loudmouths and tough-guy wannabes who aren't afraid to "get nicked by old bill and thrown in the boob" (arrested by police and jailed). Our narrator is a smoothly