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The Conscience of a Liberal

From Publishers Weekly Starred Review. Economist and New York Times columnist Krugman's stimulating manifesto aims to galvanize today's progressives the way Barry Goldwater's The Conscience of a [...]

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Saving Europe: How National Politics Nearly Destroyed the Euro

Review Financial Times:?Carlo Bastasin does an admirable job in analysing the eurozone's economic challenges and is a sure-footed guide through the seemingly endless European Union summit meeting [...]

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Reference Shelf: Representative American Speeches, 2009-2010

This volume is a compilation of the year's most notable speeches from politics, business, and academia to give a concise snapshot of the year's most significant issues, including Health Care Reform, Disarmament and Arms [...]

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Birth of a Dream Weaver: A Writer's Awakening

Review Praise for Birth of a Dream Weaver:One of Oprah.com's '17 Must-Read Books for the New Year' and O Magazine's '10 Titles to Pick up Now.'?Exquisite in its honesty and truth and resilience, [...]

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Shake Hands with the Devil: The Failure of Humanity in Rwanda

From Publishers Weekly As former head of the late 1993 U.N. peacekeeping mission in Rwanda, Canadian general Dallaire's initial proposal called for 5,000 soldiers to permit orderly elections and [...]

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A Question of Balance: Weighing the Options on Global Warming Policies

Review ?Professor Nordhaus pioneered the integrated analysis of climate change, combining climatic and economic modeling.? His . . . book shows that his work remains the standard of analysis by w [...]

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The Nordic Theory of Everything: In Search of a Better Life

Review '...meticulously researched. [Partanen] offers a clear, informative, fact-filled survey of the differences between American and Nordic childcare, health care, education, elder care and tax [...]

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Fragile by Design: The Political Origins of Banking Crises and Scarce Credit (The Princeton Economic History of the Western World)

Review Winner of the 2015 PROSE Award in Business, Finance & Management, Association of American PublishersOne of The Times Higher Education Supplement's Books of the Year 2014, selected by Sir H [...]

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Cardinal Men and Scarlet Women: A Colorful Etymology of Words That Discriminate

About the Author Jan Keessen earned her PhD in English at the University of Chicago where she was the Norman Maclean Scholar. Currently she is Professor of English at Augustana College in Rock Is [...]

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I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings

Amazon.com Review In this first of five volumes of autobiography, poet Maya Angelou recounts a youth filled with disappointment, frustration, tragedy, and finally hard-won independence. Sent at a [...]

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English with an Accent: Language, Ideology and Discrimination in the United States

Review 'This second edition of English with an Accent exceeds the high standard of research excellence that Lippi-Green first displayed in 1997. This new book introduces keen insights about langu [...]

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I Hope I Join the Band: Narrative, Affiliation, and Antiracist Rhetoric

Review ?'A successful addition to the scholarship on antiracist rhetoric...Condon's book will remain a testament to the struggles and possibilities that lie before those who dare to engage with a [...]

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Your Family Reunion: How to Plan It, Organize It, and Enjoy It

Review 'I've been organizing reunions for our family for 7 years and have read all the books on reunions. This one is the best. It was well organized and contains lots of great tips. It's also th [...]

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Srebrenica: Record of a War Crime

From Scientific American Dramatic, wrenching and horrific ... [the book] details the final battle for Srebenica and the murder of its men, it attempts to explain why the Bosnian Serbs committed s [...]

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Heroic Efforts: The Emotional Culture of Search and Rescue Volunteers

Review ?Jennifer Lois?outstanding in-depth ethnography of mountain search and rescue teams yields insight not only into the specific heroic culture of rescue workers, but also more generally into [...]

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We Need to Talk

About the Author Professor Jonathan Jansen is the rector of the University of the Free State, where he has earned a formidable reputation for transformation and for a deep commitment to reconcili [...]

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What Does It Mean to Be White?: Developing White Racial Literacy – Revised Edition (Counterpoints)

Review ?Rarely will one find an analysis of whiteness (and the problems associated with it) that is as comprehensive as this one. From incisive and wide-ranging critiques of how white folks defle [...]

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Raciolinguistics: How Language Shapes Our Ideas About Race

Review 'Raciolinguistics is an essential, must-read for scholars of race, ethnicity, and culture. Building upon Alim & Smitherman's groundbreaking Articulate While Black, Alim et al. continue the [...]

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Knowledge in the Blood: Confronting Race and the Apartheid Past

Review 'This book is a testament of hope and reconciliation. Jansen's microlevel detail and experiential knowledge provide evidence that the apartheid legacy is not insurmountable . . . Jansen of [...]

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Why Be Happy When You Could Be Normal?

From Bookforum In her new memoir, Why Be Happy When You Could Be Normal?, Winterson returns to the source, her grim girlhood in a sooty English industrial town in the 1960s, to tell her story mor [...]

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Becoming Nicole: The Extraordinary Transformation of an Ordinary Family

'Becoming Nicole is a powerful and illuminating book about one couple's journey in coming to accept and nurture their transgender daughter. It's a page turner and a heart opener. I couldn't recommend it more highly.' Che [...]

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JFK and the Masculine Mystique: Sex and Power on the New Frontier

Review ?A fantastic look at the famed masochism of the thirty-fifth president. While Watts is writing on astronaut Alan Shepard or author Norman Mailer, the Rat Pack led by Frank Sinatra or the s [...]

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Tacit Subjects: Belonging and Same-Sex Desire among Dominican Immigrant Men

Review ?Tacit Subjects is a joy to read, an important piece of ethnographic scholarship, and a crucial node for a more enlightened and progressive understanding of queer lives lived on the edges [...]

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Jack and Jill, Not an Easy Climb - The Tina Mucka Story

About the Author Sue has owned Ashley Paige Day Spa for the past 25 years. Trained as a dental nurse, she decided to change her life and profession at age 32 and returned to school to study elect [...]

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My People the Sioux, New Edition

About the Author Luther Standing Bear is the author of Stories of the Sioux, My Indian Boyhood, and Land of the Spotted Eagle (all available in Bison Books editions). Winner of the National Human [...]

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Homo Domesticus: Notes from a Same-Sex Marriage

From Publishers Weekly For those whose familiarity with gay culture doesn't extend beyond stereotypes and caricatures, prepare for a shock: this sweet, funny, true tale of same-sex romance is pro [...]

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The Other Mother: A Lesbian'S Fight For Her Daughter (Living Out: Gay and Lesbian Autobiographies)

From Publishers Weekly The lesbian baby boom of the 1980s has, unfortunately, spawned child custody battles in the '90s, as partners have uncoupled and biological mothers have refused to cede cus [...]

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Gender: Psychological Perspectives, Sixth Edition

About the Author Linda Brannon earned her Ph.D. degree from the University of Texas at Austin in 1975 in the area of human experimental psychology. After completing her doctorate, she joined the [...]

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