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The Hype Machine: How Social Media Disrupts Our Elections, Our Economy, and Our Health—and How We Must Adapt

Timely for readers interested in important issues, such as data ethics, privacy, platform policies and regulations, the role of social media tech giants in our lives, and how these tools impact consumers’ behaviors., CA

America and Iran: A History, 1720 to the Present

Readers interested in the history of U.S.-Iran and Middle Eastern politics and history will find Ghazvinian’s book to be richly telling and in-depth.

Break It Up: Secession, Division, and the Secret History of America’s Imperfect Union

Packed with notes on a variety of sources, this book can be a dense read. But for readers interested in American history and politics, particularly the role and response of the federal government during crises, this book offers a powerful and refreshing account on disunity in America and helps us understand more about today’s political fragmentation under state and national governments.

From Boots to Business: Transitioning from the Service to a Career in Business

Recommended for service veterans or those who belong to a military force and are interested in pursuing a career in business.

Bridging Worlds: Emerging Models and Practices of U.S. Academic Libraries Around the Globe

Readers should be advised that the majority of chapters concern NYU libraries, but overall, there's a wealth of valuable information and ideas here in an accessible, concise format. Recommended for academic librarians and information professionals. [See author Q&A, p. 129].

Career Transitions for Librarians: Proven Strategies for Moving to Another Type of Library

An important book for professionals seeking horizons unknown, as well as administrators looking to update staff skills and job descriptions. Also a valuable addition to library science curricula.

China Threat? The Challenges, Myths, and Realities of China's Rise

Readers with an interest in international relations, history, political science, economics, or Asian studies may find this work an insightful take on the issues from China's perspective, and a corrective to their preconceptions. They should also consider Timothy Beardson's Stumbling Giant: The Threats to China's Future, which covers similar ground but explores China's domestic issues more closely. For those interested in seeing how China's economic developments may benefit the international landscape, this book is concise and worth reading.

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