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The Garden of Peter Marino

by Peter Marino (Author), Jason Schmidt (Photographer), Manolo Yllera (Photographer), Claude Lalanne (Foreword) The internationally acclaimed architect’s grounds of his Hamptons estate on Long Island, New York—a lush garden oasis masterfully transformed over the course of two decades. Peter Marino’s quintessentially American landscape is a combination of organizational rigor and a joyful informality in the use of plant materials. The gardens feature carefully curated plants, trees, and flowers on twelve acres including a “color wheel” of purple, pink, red, and...

Chasing Ghosts: The Policing of Terrorism

by John Mueller Following 9/11, Americans’ fears of terrorists-especially domestically based Islamic extremists-reached near-hysteria levels. The government and media reports stoked fears that malign actors living in the US had not only the desire but the means to wreak extreme havoc and destruction. Early reports estimated slightly more than 300 al Qaeda operatives living in the United States, and it wasn’t long before this number became 2,000 or 5,000 domestic terrorists. As these estimates snowballed, so did spending on federal...

Hidden Figures: The American Dream and the Untold Story of the Black Women Mathematicians Who Helped Win the Space Race

by Margot Lee Shetterly The phenomenal true story of the black female mathematicians at NASA whose calculations helped fuel some of America’s greatest achievements in space. Soon to be a major motion picture starring Taraji P. Henson, Octavia Spencer, Janelle Monae, Kirsten Dunst, and Kevin Costner. Before John Glenn orbited the earth, or Neil Armstrong walked on the moon, a group of dedicated female mathematicians known as “human computers” used pencils, slide rules and adding machines to calculate the numbers...

America first : a budget blueprint to make America great again (EBOOK)

The U.S. Government Publishing Office (GPO) makes available President Donald Trump’s America First: A Budget Blueprint to Make America Great Again on GPO’s govinfo. This document is an overview of the President’s budget priorities for Fiscal Year 2018. GPO works with the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) to produce and distribute the Federal Budget. GPO has been producing the Federal Budget since the Budget and Accounting Act was enacted in 1921. CATALOG PAGE...

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