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Blue - the LAPD and the battle to redeem American policing by Domanick, Joe, author.

Blue - the LAPD and the battle to redeem American policing

American policing is in crisis. Here, award-winning investigative journalist Joe Domanick reveals the troubled history of American policing over the past quarter century. He begins in the early 1990s with the beating of Rodney King and the L.A. riots, when the Los Angeles Police Department was caught between a corrupt and racist past and the demands of a rapidly changing urban population. Across the country, American cities faced similar challenges to law and order. In New York, William J. Bratt

Sep 2, 2015
The big trip - your ultimate guide to gap years and overseas adventures. by

The big trip - your ultimate guide to gap years and overseas adventures.

Guides and instructs readers on preparing for overseas travel, with information on volunteer organizations, job opportunities for international travelers, education courses, and foreign festivals.

Sep 2, 2015
Big Freedia - God save the queen diva! by Big Freedia, author.

Big Freedia - God save the queen diva!

"From the eponymous star of the most popular reality show in Fuse TVs history, this no-holds-barred memoir tells the story of a gay, self-proclaimed mama's boy who exploded onto the formerly underground Bounce music scene--a hip-hop subgenre--and found acceptance, healing, self-expression, and stardom"--Amazon.com.

Sep 2, 2015
The art of sumi-e - beautiful ink painting using Japanese brushwork by Okamoto, Naomi, 1951- author, artist.

The art of sumi-e - beautiful ink painting using Japanese brushwork

In this beautiful book, Naomi Okamoto passes on her experience and knowledge of Sumi-e -- traditional Japanese ink painting that uses only ink, white space and simple brushstrokes to capture the essence of an object, person, animal or scene. With her deep understanding of both the technical and spiritual aspects of this ancient art, she guides the reader expertly through the materials required and the techniques involved, successfully conveying as she does so the cultural and historical backgrou

Sep 2, 2015
Anyone you want me to be - a true story of sex and death on the Internet by Douglas, John E.

Anyone you want me to be - a true story of sex and death on the Internet

Sep 2, 2015
$2.00 a day - living on almost nothing in America by Edin, Kathryn J., author.

$2.00 a day - living on almost nothing in America

"After two decades of...research on American poverty, Kathryn Edin noticed something she hadn't seen since the mid-1990s -- households surviving on virtually no income. Edin teamed with Luke Shaefer, an expert on calculating incomes of the poor, to discover that the number of American families living on $2.00 per person, per day, has skyrocketed to 1.5 million American households, including about 3 million children....The authors illuminate a troubling trend: a low-wage labor market that increas

Sep 2, 2015
No ordinary time - Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt - the home front in World War II by Goodwin, Doris Kearns.

No ordinary time - Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt - the home front in World War II

Presents a social history of the United States in 1940, along with a moment-by-moment account of Roosevelt's leadership and the private lives of the president and First Lady, whose remarkable partnership transformed America.

Sep 2, 2015
Off the books - on literature and culture by Zane, J. Peder, author.

Off the books - on literature and culture

"Head Off the Books in this collection of newspaper columns, where J. Peder Zane uses classic and contemporary literature to explore American culture and politics. The book review editor for the Raleigh, North Carolina News & Observer from 1996 to 2009, Zane demonstrates that good books are essential for understanding ourselves and the world around us. The one hundred and thirty columns gathered in Off the Books find that sweet spot where literature's eternal values meet the day's current events

Sep 2, 2015
Dress your family in corduroy and denim by Sedaris, David.

Dress your family in corduroy and denim

In a collection of essays, the Rooster gets married at an uproarious wedding, an estrangement occurs over a rubber vs. plastic debate, and the author gets the upper hand during a slumber party game of strip poker.

Sep 2, 2015
Empty hands, a memoir - one woman's journey to save children orphaned by AIDS in South Africa by Ntleko, Abegail, Sister, author.

Empty hands, a memoir - one woman's journey to save children orphaned by AIDS in South Africa

"Now 79 years old, Sister Abegail looks back over her life and recounts the remarkable events that led to her becoming the mother of dozens of children orphaned by the AIDS crisis in South Africa"--Provided by publisher.

Sep 2, 2015
Out of the cocoon - a young woman's courageous flight from the grip of a religious cult by Lee, Brenda, 1962-

Out of the cocoon - a young woman's courageous flight from the grip of a religious cult

Sep 2, 2015
The outdoor table - the ultimate cookbook for your next backyard BBQ, front-porch meal, tailgate, or picnic by McKinney, April, author.

The outdoor table - the ultimate cookbook for your next backyard BBQ, front-porch meal, tailgate, or picnic

A cookbook and entertaining guide provides recipes for outdoor gatherings, including garlic butter grilled asparagus, honey buttermilk biscuit sandwich, summer squash tart, Lowcountry shrimp boil, and jerk chicken wraps with nectarine salsa.

Sep 2, 2015
AlexanderMcQueen - blood beneath the skin by Wilson, Andrew, 1967-

AlexanderMcQueen - blood beneath the skin

"The first definitive biography of the iconic, notoriously private British fashion designer Alexander McQueen explores the connections between his dark work and even darker life. When forty-year-old Alexander McQueen committed suicide in February 2010, a shocked world mourned the loss. McQueen had risen from humble beginnings as the son of an East London taxi driver to scale the heights of fame, fortune, and glamour. He designed clothes for the world's most beautiful women and royalty, most famo

Sep 2, 2015
The Blender Girl smoothies - 100 gluten-free, vegan, & paleo-friendly recipes by Masters, Tess.

The Blender Girl smoothies - 100 gluten-free, vegan, & paleo-friendly recipes

A collection of one hundred vegan smoothies shares advice on how to bolster nutrition and flavor using herbs, spices, and probiotics.

Sep 2, 2015
Black man in a white coat - a doctor's reflections on race and medicine by Tweedy, Damon.

Black man in a white coat - a doctor's reflections on race and medicine

"One doctor's passionate and profound memoir of his experience grappling with race, bias, and the unique health problems of black AmericansWhen Damon Tweedy begins medical school,he envisions a bright future where his segregated, working-class backgroundwill become largely irrelevant. Instead, he finds that he has joined a new world where race is front and center. The recipient of a scholarship designed to increase black student enrollment, Tweedy soon meets a professor who bluntly questions whe

Sep 2, 2015
Freedom in the Family - A Mother-daughter Memoir of the Fight for Civil Rights by Due, Tananarive/ Due, Patricia Stephens

Freedom in the Family - A Mother-daughter Memoir of the Fight for Civil Rights

Sep 2, 2015
Frommer's easyguide to Amsterdam, Brussels & Bruge by Heseltine, Sasha, author.

Frommer's easyguide to Amsterdam, Brussels & Bruge

Sep 2, 2015
Frida, a biography of Frida Kahlo / A Biography of Frida Kahlo by Herrera, Hayden.

Frida, a biography of Frida Kahlo / A Biography of Frida Kahlo

An in-depth biography of Mexican artist Frida Kahlo details her haunting and original painting style, her turbulent marriage to muralist Diego Rivera, her association with communism, and her love of Mexican culture and folklore.

Sep 2, 2015
Getting past your breakup - how to turn a devastating loss into the best thing that ever happened to you by Elliott, Susan J.

Getting past your breakup - how to turn a devastating loss into the best thing that ever happened to you

Sep 2, 2015
Getting Started With Processing - A Hands-on Introduction to Making Interactive Graphics by Reas, Casey/ Fry, Ben

Getting Started With Processing - A Hands-on Introduction to Making Interactive Graphics

Sep 2, 2015