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    • The Wiley Blackwell anthology of African American literature. Volume 1, 1746-1920
      The Wiley Blackwell anthology of African American literature. Volume 1, 1746-1920
      edited by Gene Andrew Jarrett.
      "The Wiley Blackwell Anthology of African American Literature is a comprehensive collection of poems, short stories, novellas, novels, plays, autobiographies, and essays authored by African Americans from the eighteenth century until the present. Evenly divided into two volumes, it is also the first such anthology to be conceived and published for both classroom and online education in the new millennium. Reflects the current scholarly and pedagogic structure of African American literary studies Selects literary texts according to extensive research on classroom adoptions, scholarship, and the expert opinions of leading professors Organizes literary texts according to more appropriate periods of literary history, dividing them into seven sections that accurately depict intellectual, cultural, and political movements Includes more reprints of entire works and longer selections of major works than any other anthology of its kind Works hand-in-hand with the Wiley Blackwell Companion to African American Literature, a landmark collection of essays which presents secondary criticism by eminent scholars on many texts and movements featured in the Anthology This first volume contains a comprehensive collection of texts authored by African Americans from the eighteenth century until the 1920s The two volumes of this landmark anthology can also be bought as a set, at over 20% savings"-- Provided by publisher.
    • Aria the scarlet ammo (novel), volume 1.
    • The arsenal of democracy : FDR, Detroit, and an epic quest to arm an America at war
      The arsenal of democracy : FDR, Detroit, and an epic quest to arm an America at war
      A. J. Baime.
      Tells the incredible story of how Detroit answered the call to arms during WWII, centering on Henry Ford and his tortured son Edsel, who, when asked if they could deliver 50,000 airplanes, made an outrageous claim: Ford Motor Company would erect a plant that could yield a "bomber an hour."
    • A Whispered Darkness
      A Whispered Darkness
      Barger, Vanessa.
      When Claire Mallory's father leaves, her mom moves them to a new town and into a dilapidated Victorian house. The old house creaks and whistles, and smells... well, like it's been abandoned for years. But as the nights grow longer and the shadows take on substance, Claire wonders if the strange sounds and occurrences might be more than the house showing its age. Just as things start to pick up in Claire's love life, her mother becomes possessed. In an attempt to save her mother and their new home, Claire enlists the help of two boys, each of whom is interested in Claire for very different reas.
    • What color is your parachute? 2014 [electronic resource] : a practical manual for job-hunters and career-changers
      What color is your parachute? 2014 [electronic resource] : a practical manual for job-hunters and career-changers
      Richard N. Bolles.
      Parachute' What do you most love to do? Where do you most love to do it? How do you find such a job and persuade those employers to hire you? Career and business guru Richard ("Dick) "N. Bolles, who coined the terms "informational interview "and "transferable skills, "demystifies the entire job-search process, from resumes, interviewing, networking, salary negotiation, career coaches, how to start your own business, and more. Recent grads, workers laid-off mid-career, and people searching for an inspiring work-life change will all benefit from the support, encouragement, and nuts-and-bolts guidance -- What Color Is Your Parachute What other readers and reviewers are saying about -- --Alison Doyle, About.com Guide "If you go into the bookstore and find the section on jobs, careers, or networking--the reason that section even exists is because of Dick Bolles. "--G. L. Hoffman, JobDig "This book brought me back to life, caused me to rethink everything about myself and revived my passion for me to be my best self. "--Simi Kaila Are you ready to dust off your motivation, land a job, and live your best life?
    • Build your own free-to-air (FTA) satellite TV system [electronic resource]
    • Business Adventures
      Business Adventures
      Brooks, John.
      From Wall Street to Main Street, John Brooks, longtime contributor to the New Yorker, brings to life in vivid fashion twelve classic and timeless tales of corporate and financial life in America What do the $350 million Ford Motor Company disaster known as the Edsel, the fast and incredible rise of Xerox, and the unbelievable scandals at GE and Texas Gulf Sulphur have in common? Each is an example of how an iconic company was defined by a particular moment of fame or notoriety; these notable and fascinating accounts are as relevant today to understanding the intricacies of corporate life as they were when the events happened. Stories about Wall Street are infused with drama and adventure and reveal the machinations and volatile nature of the world of finance. John Brooks's insightful reportage is so full of personality and critical detail that whether he is looking at the astounding market crash of 1962, the collapse of a well-known brokerage firm, or the bold attempt by American bankers to save the British pound, one gets the sense that history repeats itself. Five additional stories on equally fascinating subjects round out this wonderful collection that will both entertain and inform readers . . . Business Adventures is truly financial journalism at its liveliest and best.
    • The house of Morgan : an American banking dynasty and the rise of modern finance
      The house of Morgan : an American banking dynasty and the rise of modern finance
      Ron Chernow.
      This book is a rich, panoramic story of four generations of Morgans and the powerful, secretive firms they spawned that would transform the modern financial world. Tracing the trajectory of J.P. Morgan's empire from its obscure beginnings in Victorian London to the financial crisis of 1987, the author paints a fascinating portrait of the family's private saga and the rarefied world of the American and British elite in which they moved, including Charles Lindbergh, Henry Ford, Franklin Roosevelt, Nancy Astor, and Winston Churchill. A compelling account of a remarkable institution and the men who ran it, this book provides a penetrating look at the real power -- the money -- behind the historical events, the eminent statesmen, and the industrial empires that have transformed the world in the last century and a half.
    • Manhood [electronic resource] : how to be a better man-- or just live with one
      Manhood [electronic resource] : how to be a better man-- or just live with one
      Terry Crews.
      From former NFL player and current TV star Terry Crews comes a lively, clear-eyed account of the ups and downs of his twenty-five-year marriage, including straight-talking advice for men and the women who love them. Manhood memorably chronicles Crews's efforts to be a responsible father and loving husband, while keeping a sense of humor and a dash of red-blooded masculinity along the way.
    • Elephant Company : the inspiring story of an unlikely hero and the animals who helped him save lives in World War II
      Elephant Company : the inspiring story of an unlikely hero and the animals who helped him save lives in World War II
      Vicki Croke.
      "J.H. "Billy" Williams always had an affinity for animals. So, when he responded to job offer with the East India Company to work with logging elephants his family wasn't surprised, though worried that he had already come back from World War I in one piece, would he be so lucky with India? Not only did he find his calling with the elephants in India, Billy and his elephants became war heroes. At the onset of World War II, Williams formed Elephant Company and was instrumental in defeating the Japanese in Burma and saving refugees, including on his own "Hannibal Trek." Billy Williams became a media sensation during the war, telling reporters that the elephants did more for him than he was ever able to do for them, but his story has since been forgotten. Part biography, part war story, and part wildlife adventure, Croke delivers an utterly charming narrative and an important, little-known piece of the legacy of World War II"-- Provided by publisher.
    • After Tamerlane [electronic resource] : the global history of empire since 1405
    • Swish [electronic resource] : a Quest
      Swish [electronic resource] : a Quest
      Joel Derfner
      A hilarious and deeply moving account of one man's journey from stereotype to truth. Joel Derfner is a knitter, an aerobics instructor, a cheerleader, a go-go dancer, and a musical theater composer, but when he realizes one day that he's a walking gay cliche he embarks on a quest for deeper meaning. A very, very funny quest for deeper meaning. And whether he's confronting the demons of his past at a GLBT summer camp, using the Internet to ""meet"" men--many, many men--or going undercover to a conference of ex-gays, he discovers that what he's looking for--and sometimes eve.
    • Adding layers
      Adding layers
      Doughty, Kathy.

    • Misbehaving in miami summer flings series, book 2.
    • Point us to paris summer flings series, book 3.
    • Trouble in tinseltown summer flings series, book 1.
    • Life after death
      Life after death
      Damien Echols.
      In 1993 three teenagers, Damien Echols, Jason Baldwin and Jessie Miskelley Jr. were arrested and charged with the murders of three eight-year-old boys in West Memphis, Arkansas. The ensuing trial was rife with inconsistencies, false testimony and superstition. Echols was accused of, among other things, practising witchcraft and satanic rituals, a result of the "satanic panic" prevalent in the media at the time. Baldwin and Miskelley were sentenced to life in prison. Echols, deemed the ringleader, was sentenced to death. He was eighteen years old. In a shocking reversal of events, all three were suddenly released in August 2011. This is Damien Echols' story in full: from abuses by prison guards and wardens, to descriptions of inmates and deplorable living conditions, to the incredible reserves of patience, spirituality, and perseverance that kept him alive and sane for nearly two decades. In these pages, Echols describes the terrors he experienced every day and his outrage toward the American justice system, and offers a firsthand account of living on Death Row in heartbreaking, agonizing detail.
    • The worst hard time [electronic resource] : the untold story of those who survived the great American dust bowl
      The worst hard time [electronic resource] : the untold story of those who survived the great American dust bowl
      Timothy Egan.
      "The dust storms that terrorized America's High Plains in the darkest years of the Depression were like nothing ever seen before or since, and the stories of the people that held on have never been fully told. Pulitzer Prize-winning New York Times journalist and author Timothy Egan follows a half-dozen families and their communities through the rise and fall of the region, going from sod homes to new framed houses to huddling in basements with the windows sealed by damp sheets in a futile effort to keep the dust out. He follows their desperate attempts to carry on through blinding black blizzards, crop failure, and the deaths of loved ones. Drawing on the voices of those who stayed and survived - those who, now in their eighties and nineties, will soon carry their memories to the grave - Egan tells a story of endurance and heroism against the backdrop of the Great Depression."
    • Fiske guide to getting into the right college [electronic resource]
    • Being a teen [electronic resource] : everything teen girls & boys should know about relationships, sex, love, health, identity & more
      Being a teen [electronic resource] : everything teen girls & boys should know about relationships, sex, love, health, identity & more
      Jane Fonda.
      AN ALL-ENCOMPASSING GUIDE THAT PARENTS WILL WANT FOR THEIR TEENS This thorough, concise guide offers straight talk about: The male and female body as it changes and matures. Teen relationships: what it takes to create happy, supportive, positive, and meaningful connections with family, friends, and others. Identity empowerment: how to be authentic and thrive in today's world. Sex and sexuality for boys and girls: how teens should take care of their bodies, embrace their experiences, and strengthen self-esteem. Strategies for working through the toughest challenges, including bullying, sexual abuse, eating disorders, pregnancy, and more. Advance praise for Being a Teen "Being a Teen should be in the hands of every teen in the world. It is a myth-busting, fact-filled treasure full of life information all teens want and need to know."'Christiane Northrup, M.D., New York Times bestselling author of Women's Bodies, Women's Wisdom "Clear, unflinching, and nonjudgmental . . . a reliable guide to the turbulent physical and social transitions of adolescence."'Michael Kimmel, Distinguished Professor of Sociology and Gender Studies, Stony Brook University, and author of Guyland "A comprehensive, honest, fun-to-read book for today's teenagers. This delightful book will be used again and again."'The Reverend Debra W. Haffner, president, Religious Institute, and author of From Diapers to Dating "Detailed, accurate and practical . . . an excellent resource."'Paul Kivel, author of Boys Will Be Men From the Trade Paperback edition.
    • Money : how the destruction of the dollar threatens the global economy--and what we can do about it
      Money : how the destruction of the dollar threatens the global economy--and what we can do about it
      Steve Forbes, Elizabeth Ames.
      "Illustrates that sound money is an essential foundation for a free and prosperous society and that the Federal Reserve's current policies are a greater threat to the economic future of the U.S. than government deficit spending"--Provided by publisher.
    • Momma gone.
      Momma gone.
      Foxx, Nina.

    • Frogs & toads
      Frogs & toads
      Camilla Gersh.

    • Tyler Perry : a biography of a movie mogul
      Tyler Perry : a biography of a movie mogul
      Marty Gitlin.
      "Explores the life of Tyler Perry, including his difficult childhood and troubled family life, his rise from a struggling playwright to a movie mogul, the controversy over his works, and his status as an entertainment icon"--Provided by publisher.
    • Can't forgive : my 20-year battle with O.J. Simpson
    • God's architect [electronic resource] : Pugin and the building of romantic Britain
      God's architect [electronic resource] : Pugin and the building of romantic Britain
      Rosemary Hill.
      God's Architect is the first modern biography of Augustus Welby Northmore Pugin (1812-1852), one of Britain's greatest architects. The author draws on thousands of unpublished letters and drawings to recreate Pugin's life and work as architect, propagandist, and Gothic designer, as well as the turbulent story of his three marriages, the bitterness of his last years, and his sudden death at forty. -- Inside cover.
    • Full catastrophe living : using the wisdom of your body and mind to face stress, pain, and illness
      Full catastrophe living : using the wisdom of your body and mind to face stress, pain, and illness
      Jon Kabat-Zinn, PhD.
      The landmark work on mindfulness, meditation, and healing, now revised and updated after twenty-five years Stress. It can sap our energy, undermine our health if we let it, even shorten our lives. It makes us more vulnerable to anxiety and depression, disconnection and disease. Based on Jon Kabat-Zinn's renowned mindfulness-based stress reduction program, this classic, groundbreaking work'which gave rise to a whole new field in medicine and psychology'shows you how to use medically proven mind-body approaches derived from meditation and yoga to counteract stress, establish greater balance of body and mind, and stimulate well-being and healing. By engaging in these mindfulness practices and integrating them into your life from moment to moment and from day to day, you can learn to manage chronic pain, promote optimal healing, reduce anxiety and feelings of panic, and improve the overall quality of your life, relationships, and social networks. This second edition features results from recent studies on the science of mindfulness, a new Introduction, up-to-date statistics, and an extensive updated reading list. Full Catastrophe Living is a book for the young and the old, the well and the ill, and anyone trying to live a healthier and saner life in our fast-paced world. Praise for Full Catastrophe Living "To say that this wise, deep book is helpful to those who face the challenges of human crisis would be a vast understatement. It is essential, unique, and, above all, fundamentally healing."'Donald M. Berwick, M.D., president emeritus and senior fellow, Institute for Healthcare Improvement "One of the great classics of mind/body medicine."'Rachel Naomi Remen, M.D., author of Kitchen Table Wisdom "A book for everyone . . . Jon Kabat-Zinn has done more than any other person on the planet to spread the power of mindfulness to the lives of ordinary people and major societal institutions."'Richard J. Davidson, founder and chair, Center for Investigating Healthy Minds, University of Wisconsin'Madison "This is the ultimate owner's manual for our lives. What a gift!"'Amy Gross, former editor in chief, O: The Oprah Magazine "I first read Full Catastrophe Living in my early twenties and it changed my life."'Chade-Meng Tan, Jolly Good Fellow of Google and author of Search Inside Yourself "Jon Kabat-Zinn's classic work on the practice of mindfulness to alleviate stress and human suffering stands the test of time, a most useful resource and practical guide. I recommend this new edition enthusiastically to doctors, patients, and anyone interested in learning to use the power of focused awareness to meet life's challenges, whether great or small."'Andrew Weil, M.D., author of Spontaneous Happiness and 8 Weeks to Optimum Health "How wonderful to have a new and updated version of this classic book that invited so many of us down a path that transformed our minds and awakened us to the beauty of each moment, day-by-day, through our lives. This second edition, building on the first, is sure to become a treasured sourcebook and traveling companion for new generations who seek the wisdom to live full and fulfilling lives."'Diana Chapman Walsh, Ph.D., president emerita of Wellesley College.
    • Now that he's out : the challenges and joys of having a gay son
    • God's lunatics [electronic resource] : lost souls, false prophets, martyred saints, murderous cults, demonic nuns, and other victims of  man's eternal search for the divine
      God's lunatics [electronic resource] : lost souls, false prophets, martyred saints, murderous cults, demonic nuns, and other victims of man's eternal search for the divine
      Michael Largo.
      What is the meaning of life? Since the dawn of civilization, humankind has sought to answer the mysteries of existence. Unfortunately this restless search for the divine has, all too often, driven seekers in regrettable directions-- toward the comically ridiculous and irrational but also the frighteningly horrific and maniacal.
    • Build your own electric vehicle
      Build your own electric vehicle
      Seth Leitman, Bob Brant (deceased).

    • Aging wisely : strategies for baby boomers and seniors
    • Russia against Napoleon [electronic resource] : the true story of the campaigns of War and peace
      Russia against Napoleon [electronic resource] : the true story of the campaigns of War and peace
      Dominic Lieven.
      In his major new history of the Russian conflict immortalized by Tolstoy in "War and Peace," Lieven provides an examination of the period from the Russian perspective, demonstrating that Napoleon's defeat in 1812 by the Russian army was just the beginning of what would be the longest military campaign in European history.
    • Essentialism [electronic resource] : the disciplined pursuit of less
      Essentialism [electronic resource] : the disciplined pursuit of less
      Greg McKeown.
      The Way of the Essentialist isn't about getting more done in less time. It's about getting only the right things done. It is not a time management strategy, or a productivity technique. It is a systematic discipline for discerning what is absolutely essential, then eliminating everything that is not, so we can make the highest possible contribution towards the things that really matter. By forcing us to apply a more selective criteria for what is Essential, the disciplined pursuit of less empowers us to reclaim control of our own choices about where to spend our precious time and energy -- instead of giving others the implicit permission to choose for us. Essentialism is not one more thing -- it's a whole new way of doing everything. It's about doing less, but better, in every area of our lives.
    • The book of awakening [electronic resource] : having the life you want by being present to the life you have
      The book of awakening [electronic resource] : having the life you want by being present to the life you have
      Mark Nepo.
      Offers the author's insights into friendship, love, and survival in this guide to awakening to the joy of life.
    • Tapestry werner family saga series, book 3.
    • William james [electronic resource] : in the maelstrom of american modernism
      William james [electronic resource] : in the maelstrom of american modernism
      Robert D. Richardson.
      Pivotal member of the Metaphysical Club, author of The Varieties of Religious Experience, older brother of extraordinary siblings Henry and Alice, the remarkable William James put an indelible stamp on psychology, philosophy, teaching, and religion -- on modernism itself. In this thought-provoking and moving biography, James emerges as an immensely complex and fascinating man. Through passionate scholarship, Robert D. Richardson illuminates James's life and hugely influential works: the Varieties, Principles of Psychology, Talks to Teachers, and Pragmatism. At last, in this definitive work William James is given his due as a man whose influence resonates in innumerable areas of modern life.
    • Dylan's redemption. Book three, The McBrides
    • The Ultimate Cake Mix Cookie Book
      The Ultimate Cake Mix Cookie Book
      Saulsbury, Camilla V.
      Simple cookie recipes to treasureThe age-old delight of homemade cookies just got easier. With The Ultimate Cake Mix Cookie Book, you'll find that the secret to some of the tastiest, easiest, and most irresistible cookies imaginable begins with a convenient box of cake mix. With a few extra ingredients, turns of a spoon, and whirs of a mixer, a simple box of cake mix can transform anyone into a prize cookie baker. This mouthwatering collection features more than 375 drop, filled, and bar cookie options; all-American favorites along with classic European treats; and recipes perfect for.
    • Fin-de-siecle Vienna [electronic resource] : politics and culture
    • In the kingdom of ice [electronic resource] : the grand and terrible polar voyage of the USS Jeannette
      In the kingdom of ice [electronic resource] : the grand and terrible polar voyage of the USS Jeannette
      Hampton Sides.
      New York Times bestselling author Hampton Sides returns with a white-knuckle tale of polar exploration and survival in the Gilded Age In the late nineteenth century, people were obsessed by one of the last unmapped areas of the globe: the North Pole. No one knew what existed beyond the fortress of ice rimming the northern oceans, although theories abounded. The foremost cartographer in the world, a German named August Petermann, believed that warm currents sustained a verdant island at the top of the world. National glory would fall to whoever could plant his flag upon its shores. James Gordon Bennett, the eccentric and stupendously wealthy owner of The New York Herald, had recently captured the world's attention by dispatching Stanley to Africa to find Dr. Livingstone. Now he was keen to re-create that sensation on an even more epic scale. So he funded an official U.S. naval expedition to reach the Pole, choosing as its captain a young officer named George Washington De Long, who had gained fame for a rescue operation off the coast of Greenland. De Long led a team of 32 men deep into uncharted Arctic waters, carrying the aspirations of a young country burning to become a world power. On July 8, 1879, the USS Jeannette set sail from San Francisco to cheering crowds in the grip of "Arctic Fever." The ship sailed into uncharted seas, but soon was trapped in pack ice. Two years into the harrowing voyage, the hull was breached. Amid the rush of water and the shrieks of breaking wooden boards, the crew abandoned the ship. Less than an hour later, the Jeannette sank to the bottom,and the men found themselves marooned a thousand miles north of Siberia with only the barest supplies. Thus began their long march across the endless ice'a frozen hell in the most lonesome corner of the world. Facing everything from snow blindness and polar bears to ferocious storms and frosty labyrinths, the expedition battled madness and starvation as they desperately strove for survival. With twists and turns worthy of a thriller, In The Kingdom of Ice is a spellbinding tale of heroism and determination in the most unforgiving territory on Earth.
    • The whole-brain child [electronic resource] : 12 revolutionary strategies to nurture your child's developing mind
      The whole-brain child [electronic resource] : 12 revolutionary strategies to nurture your child's developing mind
      Daniel J. Siegel, Tina Payne Bryson.
      The authors explain the new science of how a child's brain is wired and how it matures, along with advice on how to put this information to work in raising happier, calmer children.
    • The MANdates [electronic resource] : 25 real rules for successful gay dating
    • Fatty o'leary's dinner party.
      Fatty o'leary's dinner party.
      Smith, Alexander McCall.

    • Adrenal fatigue for dummies
      Adrenal fatigue for dummies
      by Dr. Richard Snyder, DO, and Wendy Jo Peterson, MS, RD
      The easy way to take charge of your adrenal health Despite their small size, the adrenal glands play an important role in the body, producing numerous hormones that impact our development and growth, affect our ability to deal with stress, and help to regulate kidney function. In Adrenal Fatigue For Dummies, you'll find clear self-evaluations and treatment guidelines that will empower you to take charge of your adrenal health through nutrition, vitamins, herbs, bioidentical adrenal hormone supplementation, and self-care practices. Adrenal fatigue is in essence a ""tired out"" adrenal gland t
    • An edible history of humanity [electronic resource]
      An edible history of humanity [electronic resource]
      Tom Standage.
      From the Publisher: From the bestselling author of A History of the World in Six Glasses, this is a riveting history of humanity told through the foods we eat. Throughout history, food has done more than simply provide sustenance; it has acted as a tool of social transformation, political organization, geopolitical competition, industrial development, military conflict and economic expansion. And today, in the culmination of a process that has been going on for thousands of years, the foods we choose in the supermarket connect us to global debates about trade, development, and the adoption of new technologies. An Edible History of Humanity is a journey through the uses of food that have helped to shape and transform societies around the world, from prehistory to the present. Drawing on genetics, archaeology, anthropology, ethno-botany and economics, the story of these gastronomic revolutions is a deeply satisfying account of the whole of human history.
    • Queers in history [electronic resource] : the comprehensive encyclopedia of historical gays, lesbians, bisexuals, and transgenders
    • Alice James [electronic resource] : a biography
    • The cushion in the road [electronic resource] : meditation and wandering as the whole world awakens to being in harm's way
      The cushion in the road [electronic resource] : meditation and wandering as the whole world awakens to being in harm's way
      Alice Walker.
      Essays revisiting themes the Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist, poet, essayist, and activist has addressed throughout her career, exploring her conflicting impulses to retreat into inner contemplation and to remain deeply engaged with the world: racism, Africa, solidarity with the Palestinian people, the presidential campaign of Barack Obama, Cuba, health care, and the work of Aung San Suu Kyi.