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Fiction and nonfiction readings about change and society - Cedar Mill Reads for November 27, 2011

Revolution is in the air!  Arab Spring and Occupy protest efforts serve to remind us that the only constant is change.  Check out these fiction and non-fiction titles for your own vicarious uprising! - Jeanie

The Coming Revolution: Struggle for Freedom in the Middle East
The Coming Revolution: Struggle for Freedom in the Middle East
By Phares, Walid
2010-12 - Threshold Editions
9781439178379
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Coinciding with the one-year anniversary of the attempted terrorist attack by the Underwear Bomber, this book presents a riveting discussion about the continual struggles of the Middle East to reach freedom and democracy. …More

Design Revolution: 100 Products That Empower People
Design Revolution: 100 Products That Empower People
By Pilloton, Emily
Foreword by Chochinov, Allan
2009-10 - Metropolis Books
9781933045955
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This smart, friendly, and well-designed volume makes the case for design as a tool to solve some of the world's biggest social problems. The book features more than 100 innovative, sustainable, need-based product designs that empower individuals, communities, and economies. …More

Wired for War: The Robotics Revolution and Conflict in the Twenty-First Century
Wired for War: The Robotics Revolution and Conflict in the Twenty-First Century
By Singer, P. W.
2009-01 - Penguin Press
9781594201981
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A military expert reveals how science fiction is fast becoming reality on the battlefield, changing not just how wars are fought, but also the politics, economics, laws, and ethics that surround war itself. …More

Liberty: The Lives and Times of Six Women in Revolutionary France
Liberty: The Lives and Times of Six Women in Revolutionary France
By Moore, Lucy
2007-05 - HarperCollins Publishers
9780060825263
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From one of the most exciting young historians at work today, the story of the French Revolution told through the lives of six remarkable women from different strata of French society. 16-page color insert. …More

New Day Revolution: How to Save the World in 24 Hours
New Day Revolution: How to Save the World in 24 Hours
By Davidson, Sam
Author Moseley, Stephen
2007-11 - Xyzzy Press
9781601480040
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The first book from the duo that launched CoolPeopleCare.org gives helpful hints, practical tips, and step-by-step instructions on how to make a big difference in the local community and the world at-large. …More

Serve the People!
Serve the People!
By Lianke, Yan
Translator Lovell, Julia
2008-02 - Black Cat
0802170447
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When it was written in 2005, Yan Lianke's Serve the People! was deemed unpublishable by China's state-run publishing houses. Despite the ban, Serve the People! found an underground audience via excerpts and in chat rooms on the Internet, where commentators praised its subversive critique of the hypocrisy and madness of the Cultural Revolution. Set in 1967, at the peak of the Mao cult, Serve the People! is a beautifully told, wickedly daring story about the forbidden love affair between Liu Lian, the young, pretty wife of a powerful Division Commander in Communist China, and her household's lowly servant, Wu Dawang.

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Brothers
Brothers
By Chen, Da
2006-09 - Shaye Areheart Books
9781400097289
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A sweeping family saga, Brothers follows the parallel paths of two brothers born to different mothers. Da Chen paints a mesmerizing portrait of their lives, of their desperate love for the same woman, and of China during the cultural revolution. …More

Pedaling Revolution: How Cyclists Are Changing American Cities
Pedaling Revolution: How Cyclists Are Changing American Cities
By Mapes, Jeff
2009-03 - Oregon State University Press
9780870714191
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Pedaling Revolution is essential reading for the approximately one million people who regularly ride their bike to work or on errands, for anyone engaged in transportation, urban planning, sustainability, and public healthaand for drivers trying to understand why theyare seeing so many cyclists. All will be interested in how urban bike activists are creating the future of how we travel and live in twenty-first-century cities. …More

Letters to My Torturer: Love, Revolution, and Imprisonment in Iran
Letters to My Torturer: Love, Revolution, and Imprisonment in Iran
By Asadi, Houshang
2010-06 - Oneworld Publications
9781851687503
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After his arrest in 1981, prominent Iranian journalist Asadi spent the next six years being brutally tortured by the very people he supported. Through these letters, Asadi recounts how his friendship with a fellow prisoner, Supreme Leader Ayatollah Khamenei, finally saved his life. …More

Hackers
Hackers
By Levy, Steven
2010-05 - O'Reilly Media
9781449388393
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This 25th anniversary edition of Steven Levy's classic book traces the exploits of the computer revolution's original hackers -- those brilliant and eccentric nerds from the late 1950s through the early '80s who took risks, bent the rules, and pushed the world in a radical new direction. With updated material from noteworthy hackers such as Bill Gates, Mark Zukerberg, Richard Stallman, and Steve Wozniak, "Hackers" is a fascinating story that begins in early computer research labs and leads to the first home computers.

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The Unfinished Global Revolution: The Pursuit of a New International Politics
The Unfinished Global Revolution: The Pursuit of a New International Politics
By Malloch-Brown, Mark
2011-02 - Penguin Press
9781594201776
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The Wikipedia Revolution: How a Bunch of Nobodies Created the World's Greatest Encyclopedia
The Wikipedia Revolution: How a Bunch of Nobodies Created the World's Greatest Encyclopedia
By Lih, Andrew
2009-03 - Hyperion Books
9781401303716
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A Wikipedia expert tells the inside story of the trailblazing--and incrediblypopular--open source encyclopedia. …More

Red Scarf Girl: A Memoir of the Cultural Revolution
Red Scarf Girl: A Memoir of the Cultural Revolution
By Jiang, Ji-Li
1900-01 - Collins
0060275855
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In 1966 Ji-li Jian was 12 years old. And oustanding student and a leader of her class, she had everything: brains, ability, the admiration of her peers-- and a shining future in Chairman Mao's New China. But all that changed with the advent of the Cultural Revolution, when intelligence became a crime and a wealthy family background invited persecution or worse. For the next few years Ji-li and her family were humilated and reviled by their former friends, neighbors and colleagues and lived in constant terror of arrest. At last, with the detention of her father, Ji-li was faced with the most dreadful decision of her life: denounce him, or refuse to testify and sacrifice her future in her beloved Communist Party.

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33 Revolutions Per Minute: A History of Protest Songs, from Billie Holiday to Green Day
33 Revolutions Per Minute: A History of Protest Songs, from Billie Holiday to Green Day
By Lynskey, Dorian
2011-04 - Ecco Press
9780061670152
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From one of the most prominent music critics writing today comes a page-turning and wonderfully researched history of the songs that have transformed the world through the 20th century and beyond. …More

The $1,000 Genome: The Revolution in DNA Sequencing and the New Era of Personalized Medicine
The $1,000 Genome: The Revolution in DNA Sequencing and the New Era of Personalized Medicine
By Davies, Kevin
2010-09 - Free Press
9781416569596
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Davies follows the story of the race to offer an individual genome sequence to the public for $1,000 and the revolution in genomic medicine that will follow. …More

American Insurgents, American Patriots: The Revolution of the People
American Insurgents, American Patriots: The Revolution of the People
By Breen, T. H.
2010-05 - Hill & Wang
9780809075881
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Challenging and displacing decades of received wisdom, Breen's strikingly original book explains how ordinary Americans--most of them members of farm families living in small communities--were drawn into a successful insurgency against imperial authority during the American Revolution. …More

Rock & Roll Jihad: A Muslim Rock Star's Revolution
Rock & Roll Jihad: A Muslim Rock Star's Revolution
By Ahmad, Salman
With Schroeder, Robert
2010-01 - Free Press
9781416597674
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Ahmad, a Pakistani doctor, Muslim rock star, and United Nations ambassador, details his journey to unite the Western world and Islam through music. …More