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Who Killed Betty Gail Brown? : Murder, Mistrial, and Mystery

Subjects: Murder--Kentucky; Murder victims--KentuckyTRUE CRIME / Murder / General; HISTORY / United States / State & Local / South (AL, AR, FL, GA, KY, LA, MS, NC, SC, TN, VA, WV); TRUE CRIME / Historical

  • Abstract: On October 26, 1961, after an evening of studying with friends on the campus of Transylvania University, nineteen-year-old student Betty Gail Brown got into her car around ...

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Nixon’s Back Channel to Moscow : Confidential Diplomacy and Détente

Subjects: DetenteHISTORY / United States / 20th Century; POLITICAL SCIENCE / History & Theory; POLITICAL SCIENCE / International Relations / Diplomacy

  • Abstract: Most Americans consider détente—the reduction of tensions between the United States and the Soviet Union—to be among the Nixon administration's most significant ...

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Foreign Policy at the Periphery : The Shifting Margins of US International Relations Since World War II

Subjects: HISTORY / United States / 20th Century; POLITICAL SCIENCE / Political Ideologies / Communism, Post-Communism & Socialism; POLITICAL SCIENCE / History & Theory

  • Abstract: As American interests assumed global proportions after 1945, policy makers were faced with the challenge of prioritizing various regions and determining the extent to which the ...

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Dangerous Doctrine : How Obama's Grand Strategy Weakened America

Subjects: POLITICAL SCIENCE / American Government / Executive Branch; POLITICAL SCIENCE / International Relations / General

  • Abstract: Much like Margaret Thatcher and Ronald Reagan, President Barack Obama came to office as a politician who emphasized conviction rather than consensus. During his 2008 presidential ...

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Henry Clay the Lawyer

Subjects: Lawyers--United States--BiographyBIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Historical; BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Political; BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Lawyers & Judges

  • Abstract: Though he was best known as a politician, Henry Clay (1777-1852) maintained an active legal practice for more than fifty years. He was a leading ...

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Investment Decisions in Small Business

Subjects: Capital investments; Small business; CapitalBUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Small Business; BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Investments & Securities / General

  • Abstract: How to choose the investment that will give the best return is a problem faced by all businessmen. Yet for the small businessman in particular, ...

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Venerable Trees : History, Biology, and Conservation in the Bluegrass

Subjects: Historic trees--Kentucky--Bluegrass Region; Trees--Kentucky--Bluegrass RegionNATURE / Plants / Trees; HISTORY / United States / State & Local / General; NATURE / Ecology

  • Abstract: When the first settlers arrived in the Bluegrass region of Kentucky, they found an astonishing landscape of open woodland grazed by vast herds of bison. ...

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