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Standoff
Author: Bill Schneider
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1451606249
Pages: 336
Year: 2018-05-15
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Bill Schneider, former CNN senior political analyst, takes us inside the voting booth to show how Americans vote and why their votes sometimes seem to make no practical sense. In the 1960s, a rift developed between the Old America and the New America that resulted in a populist backlash that ultimately elected Donald Trump in 2016. Schneider describes an American populism that is economically progressive and culturally conservative. Liberals are attacked as cultural elitists (“limousine liberals”), and conservatives as economic elitists (“country club conservatives”). Trump is the complete populist package. He embraces social populism (anti-immigrant), economic populism (anti-free trade), and isolationism (“America First”). Standoff examines a number of hard-fought elections to show us how we got to Trump. He asserts the power of public opinion. He points to the public that draws the line on abortion and affirmative action. He shows why an intense minority cancels a majority on gun control, immigration, small government, and international interests. Standoff tells us why fifty years of presidential contests have often been confounding. It takes us inside to watch how and why Americans pull the lever, how they choose their issues and select their leaders. It is usually values that trump economics. Standoff is required reading for an understanding of the 2016 election and the political future.
Standoff
Author: Sandra Brown
Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
ISBN: 1455546372
Pages: 304
Year: 2013-04-30
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An ambitious female television reporter is driving through New Mexico when she hears that a Texas millionarie's teenage daughter has been kidnapped. Knowing the girl's father lives nearby, she quickly lines up an interview. The situation quickly spins out of control, however, and the reporter finds herself at the center of a tense situation that could have devastating consequences for all involved.
The Standoff
Author: Chuck Hogan
Publisher: Bantam
ISBN: 0553574469
Pages: 336
Year: 1995
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Confronting a notorious criminal who has barricaded himself, his wife, and their five children in a secluded mountaintop cabin in Montana, a FBI negotiator finds himself caught in a deadly war of nerves. Reprint.
Standoff at Tiananmen
Author: Eddie Cheng
Publisher: Eddie Cheng
ISBN: 0982320302
Pages: 308
Year: 2009
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A narrative history, told from the point of view of student demonstrators, of the 1989 Tiananmen Square incident and events leading to it incident in Beijing, China.
Snowboard Standoff
Author: Scott Ciencin, Fabian Cobos, Sergio Martinez
Publisher: Capstone
ISBN: 143422242X
Pages: 49
Year: 2011-07-01
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Isaac Foster, captain of Team Rogue, is not sure what to expect from Kai Palakiko, who is new to snowboarding, but an expert surfer and a last minute addition to the team--can Kai adapt his talent in time for the big competition?
Standoff
Author: David Rivard
Publisher: Graywolf Press
ISBN: 1555979416
Pages: 88
Year: 2016-08-02
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I often feel as though I've entered a standoff between what happens around me & what's going on inside--& this life that goes on & on inside my head goes on & on & on it seems almost without me, as it has since childhood . . . --from "Standoff" For three decades, David Rivard has written from deep within the skin of our times. With Standoff, he asks an essential question: In a world of noise, of global anxiety and media distraction, how can we speak to each other with honesty? These poems scan the shifting horizons of our world, all the while swerving elastically through the multitude of selves that live inside our memories and longings--"all those me's that wish to be set free at dawn." The work of these poems is a counterweight to the work of the world. It wants to deepen the mystery we are to ourselves, stretching toward acceptance and tenderness in ways that are hard-won and true, even if fleeting.
Stand-Off
Author: Smith Andrew, Andrew Smith
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1481418297
Pages: 416
Year: 2015-09-08
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Now a senior at Pine Mountain Academy, fifteen-year-old Ryan Dean West becomes captain of the rugby team, shares his dormitory room with a twelve-year-old prodigy, Sam Abernathy, and through the course of the year learns to appreciate things he has tried to resist, including change.
Standoff
Author: Lisa Trumbauer, Brent Schoonover
Publisher: Capstone
ISBN: 1434207536
Pages: 48
Year: 2008-08-01
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Fifteen-year-old Cal and his mother are caught up in the siege at the Alamo, where they witness the defeat of American soldiers to Santa Anna and his Mexican army.
Chosen Country
Author: James Pogue
Publisher: Henry Holt
ISBN: 1250169127
Pages: 304
Year: 2018-05-22
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Given unprecedented access to those participating in the armed occupation of the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge, a journalist reveals how politics and uncompromising religious belief divided communities.
Minnesota Standoff
Author: Rod Searle
Publisher:
ISBN: 0962712000
Pages: 139
Year: 1990
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Winger
Author: Andrew Smith
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1442444940
Pages: 448
Year: 2013-05-14
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A teen at boarding school grapples with life, love, and rugby in this unforgettable novel that is “alternately hilarious and painful, awkward and enlightening” (Publishers Weekly, starred review). Ryan Dean West is a fourteen-year-old junior at a boarding school for rich kids. He’s living in Opportunity Hall, the dorm for troublemakers, and rooming with the biggest bully on the rugby team. And he’s madly in love with his best friend Annie, who thinks of him as a little boy. Ryan Dean manages to survive life’s complications with the help of his sense of humor, rugby buddies, and his penchant for doodling comics. But when the unthinkable happens, he has to figure out how to hold on to what’s important, even when it feels like everything has fallen apart. Filled with hand-drawn infographics and illustrations and told in a pitch-perfect voice, this realistic depiction of a teen’s experience strikes an exceptional balance of hilarious and heartbreaking.
The Devil's Standoff
Author: V. S. McGrath
Publisher: Brain Mill Press
ISBN: 1948559048
Pages: 360
Year: 2018-04-02
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Welcome to the birthplace of the Devil’s Revolver, where untold danger lurks for Hettie Alabama and her companions... The second book in the epic, magic-clad Devil’s Revolver series follows Hettie and her sister south of the Wall into Mexico, where they must unmake Hettie’s infernal mage gun while confronting a magic- and land-hungry army and a monster from hell drawn to the powers of the weapon. Hettie wants nothing more than to break her bond to the cursed Devil’s Revolver and find a way to keep her sister safe — but Abby’s indigo powers are growing stronger, and in the gated, walled village where they take refuge, nothing is exactly as it seems. Pursued by the Pinkertons, left without allies or guardians, Hettie has to rely on her own grit and determination to do the right thing, no matter the cost. This second installment of V. S. McGrath’s sweeping and high-stakes saga draws its truly unforgettable gunslinger heroine to her limits and ends with a satisfying bang. Praise for The Devil’s Revolver “The feminist western you’ve been waiting for: The Devil’s Revolver has heart and grit. A terrific genre-crossing tale with a deft touch of the macabre.” —Donna Thorland, author of The Turncoat, writer on the TV series Salem and the upcoming Netflix series Sabrina “A fantastically readable female-focused story . . . A really terrific riff on the Western, told with huge verve.” —KJ Charles, author of the Charm of Magpies series
California Standoff
Author: Michele Shover
Publisher:
ISBN: 1935807161
Pages: 434
Year: 2017
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Butte County mining camps and foothill farms were an active front in the California Indian wars. Using centuries-old tribal tactics, Butte Creeks, the Mountain Maidu tribelets' warriors, resisted settlers' seizures of their territories. Making a strategic shift, in 1857, they acquired bases in the neighboring Yahi's Deer Creek Canyon. They merged with renegades and Yahi fighters, called Mill Creeks, whose raids had terrified Maidu and Tehama County farmers through the mid-1850s. Meanwhile, quarrels between miners and farmers and with John Bidwell continued as Civil War loyalties undermined unity against the Indian raiders, now out of Deer Creek. In 1863, Bidwell urged the Interior Department to expunge Butte County of all the Maidu--except his own workers, mostly Mechoopda Maidu. After centuries of self-governance, this independent tribelet had to labor for him on their own historic territory. A few Mechoopdas, remembering the dignity of autonomy and self-sufficiency, joined in Mountain Maidu raids on Bidwell's ranch. Bloody Butte County conflicts culminated in 1865 with that county's final round of Indians' and settlers' mutual retaliatory killings.
Avengers
Author: Geoff Johns, Dan Jurgens, Mike Grell
Publisher: Marvel Entertainment
ISBN: 0785178503
Pages: 120
Year:
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Collects Avengers #62-64, Thor #58 and Iron Man #64. Thor responds to entreaties from a dicatorship's denizens in a foreign country, but not everyone's in favor of divine intervention, and it's Secretary of Defense Iron Man's job to get the god out, leaving Captain America to play referee!
Yellowstone Standoff
Author: Scott Graham
Publisher: Torrey House Press
ISBN: 1937226603
Pages: 240
Year: 2016-06-06
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"Graham's intriguing third National Park Mystery takes archaeologist Chuck Bender to the Thorofare region of Yellowstone… The threatening behavior of the park's predators is worrisome enough, and the discovery of a murdered researcher lifts threats to a whole new level. Graham does a fine job detailing the various and competing demands made on national parks by the public, scientists, and bureaucrats." —PUBLISHERS WEEKLY "Bears and wolves in Yellowstone's backcountry don't hold a candle to the danger posed by the people sent there to study them. [Yellowstone Standoff balances] potential danger and shady characters." —KIRKUS REVIEWS "Graham does a terrific job of maintaining suspense and keeping the reader wondering what could possibly be happening. The remote forests of Yellowstone are well described, and Graham's writing transports the reader…" —REVIEWING THE EVIDENCE "One part mystery, one part mysticism, and one part mayhem—Scott Graham's Yellowstone Standoff is all parts thrilling." —CRAIG JOHNSON, author of the Longmire Mysteries Yellowstone Standoff takes man versus nature—and man tangled up with nature—right to the brink of wild suspense." —MARK STEVENS, author of Lake of Fire What an extraordinary ride! You know when a reader says they couldn't put the book down? Yellowstone Standoff is one of those rare books…a tour de force." —WIN BLEVINS, author of The Darkness Rolling With sweeping landscapes, engaging characters, and a twisted plot, Scott Graham’s Yellowstone Standoff is a must–read mystery that’s hard to set down." —MARGARET MIZUSHIMA, author of Killing Trail: A Timber Creek K-9 Mystery Book three in the National Park Mystery Series, Yellowstone Standoff takes readers deep into the backcountry of a wildly popular national park. When Yellowstone National Park's grizzly bears and gray wolves suddenly and inexplicably go rogue, archaeologist Chuck Bender teams with his old friend, Yellowstone Chief Ranger Lex Hancock, to defend the suspect members of a group scientific expedition. Soon, Chuck finds himself defending the lives of his family as an unforeseen danger threatens in the storied national park's remote wilderness. SCOTT GRAHAM is the author of seven books, including Canyon Sacrifice and Mountain Rampage—books one and two in the National Park Mystery Series from Torrey House Press—and Extreme Kids, winner of the National Outdoor Book Award. Like most visitors to America's first national park, Graham was awestruck by Yellowstone as a child. His fascination with the park has continued in the years since, with numerous visits to Yellowstone's geyser- and wildlife-filled front country and its incomparable wilderness. Graham is an avid outdoorsman and amateur archaeologist who enjoys mountaineering, skiing, hunting, rock climbing, and whitewater rafting with his wife, who is an emergency physician, and their two sons. He lives in Durango, Colorado.