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jacket/cover - click for larger view Flyover lives : a memoir
Diane Johnson.
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Follows the author's response to a French friend's accusation that Americans seem indifferent to history, and her discoveries about her Midwestern family's complex pioneer heritage.
2014; 263 p.; isbn:0670016403 More Information

jacket/cover - click for larger view Negroes and the gun : the Black tradition of arms
by Nicholas Johnson.
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"Chronicling the underappreciated Black tradition of bearing arms for self-defense, law professor Nicholas Johnson presents an array of examples reaching back to the pre-Civil War era that demonstrate a willingness of African American men and women to use firearms when necessary to defend their families and communities. From Frederick Douglass's ...
2014; 379 p.; isbn:161614839X More Information

jacket/cover - click for larger view The Pope and Mussolini : the secret history of Pius XI and the rise of Fascism in Europe
David I. Kertzer.
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Analyzes the relationship between Pius XI and the notorious Italian dictator, tracing how after coming into power in the same year they forged covert ties to one another to consolidate power and pursue political goals.
2014; 549 p.; isbn:0812993462 More Information

image not found Field notes from a catastrophe : man, nature, and climate change
Elizabeth Kolbert.
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Explores the issue of global warming from every angle, incorporating interviews with researchers and environmentalists, explaining the science and the studies, and presenting the personal tales of those who are being affected most.
2006; 225 p.; isbn:1448712580 More Information

jacket/cover - click for larger view Promise land : my journey through America's self-help culture
Jessica Lamb-Shapiro.
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"Raised by a child psychologist who was himself the author of numerous self-help books, as an adult Jessica Lamb-Shapiro found herself both repelled and fascinated by the industry: did all of these books, tapes, weekend seminars, groups, posters, t-shirts and trinkets really help anybody? Why do some people swear by the power of positive thinking, ...
2014; 224 p.; isbn:1439100195 More Information

jacket/cover - click for larger view Why I read : the serious pleasure of books
Wendy Lesser
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" In Why I Read, Lesser draws on a lifetime of pleasure reading and decades of editing one of the most distinguished little magazines in the country, The Threepenny Review, to describe a life lived in and through literature. As Lesser writes in her foreword, "Reading can result in boredom or transcendence, rage or enthusiasm, depression or hilarity, ...
2014; 223 p; isbn:9780374289201 More Information

jacket/cover - click for larger view On the edge : the art of high impact leadership
Alison Levine.
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342 p.; isbn:1455544876 More Information

jacket/cover - click for larger view The accidental universe : the world you thought you knew
Alan Lightman
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Meditates on scientific findings that are changing the understanding of the cosmos, exploring such topics as the debate between science and religion, the conflict between the desire for permanence and nature's impermanence, and the ways technology has changed physical experiences
157 p; isbn:9780307908582 More Information

jacket/cover - click for larger view Hundred days : the campaign that ended World War I
Nick Lloyd.
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Describes the difficult and bloody four-month battle that tipped the stalemate on the Western Front in favor of the Allies in 1918 and drove back the Germans, bringing World War I to an end.
2014; 350 p.; isbn:0465074928 More Information

jacket/cover - click for larger view Healthy at home : get well and stay well without prescriptions
Tieraona Low Dog, M.D.
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"National Geographic helps you take charge of health care guided by a physician expert in natural healing, herbal medicine, and home remedies. Never have we needed this advice more than now, says Dr. Low Dog as she guides us in identifying, responding to, and caring for common ailments including coughs and colds, infections, digestive complaints, ...
335 p.; isbn:1426212585 More Information

jacket/cover - click for larger view The prince
Niccolò Macchiavelli ; a new translation by Peter Constantine ; introduction by Albert Russell Ascoli.
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2007; 126 p.; isbn:0812978056 More Information

jacket/cover - click for larger view Flappers : six women of a dangerous generation
Judith Mackrell.
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2013; 488 p.; isbn:0374156085 More Information

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