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American sphinx - the character of Thomas Jefferson by Ellis, Joseph J.

American sphinx - the character of Thomas Jefferson

Offers a reassessment of the life, image, and career of Thomas Jefferson, examining his complex personality, controversies about the man and his beliefs, and his accomplishments

Aug 27, 2015
Ancient Aztecs by Kenney, Karen Latchana, author.

Ancient Aztecs

"In Ancient Aztecs, readers discover the history and impressive accomplishments of the Aztec civilization, including their military power and feats of engineering. Engaging text provides details on the civilization's history, development, daily life, culture, art, technology, warfare, social organization, and more."--Publisher's web site.

Aug 27, 2015
Ancient China by Atkins, Marcie Flinchum, author.

Ancient China

"In Ancient China, readers discover the history and impressive accomplishments of the people of ancient China, including their technological wonders and feats of construction. Engaging text provides details on the civilization's history, development, daily life, culture, art, technology, warfare, social organization, and more."--Publisher's website.

Aug 27, 2015
Ancient Geece by Bailey, Diane, 1966- author.

Ancient Geece

Readers will discover the history and accomplishments of the people of ancient Greece, including their cultural achievements and feats of construction.

Aug 27, 2015
Ancient Egypt by Amstutz, Lisa J., author.

Ancient Egypt

"In Ancient Egypt, readers discover the history and impressive accomplishments of the people of ancient Egypt, including their extraordinary cultural achievements and feats of construction. Engaging text provides details on the civilization's history, development, daily life, culture, art, technology, warfare, social organization, and more."--Publisher's website.

Aug 27, 2015
Ancient India by Rowell, Rebecca, author.

Ancient India

"In Ancient India, readers discover the history and impressive accomplishments of the people of ancient India, including their enduring religions and rich literary traditions. Engaging text provides details on the civilization's history, development, daily life, culture, art, technology, warfare, social organization, and more."--Publisher's web site.

Aug 27, 2015
Ancient Mesopotamia by Head, Tom, author.

Ancient Mesopotamia

"In Ancient Mesopotamia, readers discover the history and impressive accomplishments of the ancient Mesopotamians, including their extraordinary cultural achievements and technological wonders. Engaging text provides details on the civilization's history, development, daily life, culture, art, technology, warfare, social organization, and more."--Publisher's web site.

Aug 27, 2015
Ancient Maya by Edwards, Sue Bradford, author.

Ancient Maya

"In Ancient Maya, readers discover the history and impressive accomplishments of the Maya people, including their advanced mathematics and massive stone cities. Engaging text provides details on the civilization's history, development, daily life, culture, art, technology, warfare, social organization, and more."--Publisher's website.

Aug 27, 2015
Are prisons obsolete? by Davis, Angela Y. (Angela Yvonne), 1944-

Are prisons obsolete?

From the Publisher: Amid rising public concern about the proliferation and privatization of prisons, and their promise of enormous profits, world-renowned author and activist Angela Y. Davis argues for the abolition of the prison system as the dominant way of responding to America's social ills. "In thinking about the possible obsolescence of the prison," Davis writes, "we should ask how it is that so many people could end up in prison without major debates regarding the efficacy of incarceratio

Aug 27, 2015
Ancient Rome by Hamen, Susan E., author.

Ancient Rome

"In Ancient Rome, readers discover the history and impressive accomplishments of the ancient Romans, including their military power and feats of engineering. Engaging text provides details on the civilization's history, development, daily life, culture, art, technology, warfare, social organization, and more."--Publisher's web site.

Aug 27, 2015
The art of cello playing - a complete textbook-method for private or class instruction by Potter, Louis, Jr., 1912-2009.

The art of cello playing - a complete textbook-method for private or class instruction

Aug 27, 2015
A-Z of needlepoint - the ultimate resource for beginners and experienced embroiderers. by

A-Z of needlepoint - the ultimate resource for beginners and experienced embroiderers.

"65 stitches shown in clear photographs and steps."--Back cover.

Aug 27, 2015
Base nation - how U.S. military bases abroad harm America and the world by Vine, David, author.

Base nation - how U.S. military bases abroad harm America and the world

Aug 27, 2015
The Battle of Okinawa - the blood and the bomb by Feifer, George.

The Battle of Okinawa - the blood and the bomb

More people perished during the battle of Okinawa than in the ensuing bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki combined. The Battle of Okinawa offers a stunning account of the last major campaign of World War II and the largest land-sea-air engagement in history. Superbly researched and extraordinarily detailed, this masterpiece of military history is told at the level of the participants themselves, soldiers and civilians alike. In examining the disastrous collision of three disparate cultures--Ameri

Aug 27, 2015
Becoming Maria - love and chaos in the South Bronx by Manzano, Sonia.

Becoming Maria - love and chaos in the South Bronx

"Pura Belpre Honor winner for The Revolution of Evelyn Serrano and one of America's most influential Hispanics--'Maria' on Sesame Street--delivers a beautifully wrought coming-of-age memoir. Set in the 1950s in the Bronx, this is the story of a girl with a dream. Emmy award-winning actress and writer Sonia Manzano plunges us into the daily lives of a Latino family that is loving--and troubled. This is Sonia's own story rendered with an unforgettable narrative power. When readers meet young Soni

Aug 27, 2015
Paid for - my journey through prostitution by Moran, Rachel.

Paid for - my journey through prostitution

Aug 27, 2015
Big Freedia - God save the queen diva! by Big Freedia, author.

Big Freedia - God save the queen diva!

A memoir by the reality star and champion of the New Orleans-based Bounce movement traces her struggles with a violent youth, her survival of Hurricane Katrina, and the liberation she found by embracing her artistic self.

Aug 27, 2015
The big trip - your ultimate guide to gap years and overseas adventures. by Lonely Planet Publications (COR)

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

Presents a guide for students and other travelers to planning an extended overseas trip, with information on volunteer organizations, international job opportunities, education courses, and foreign festivals.

Aug 27, 2015
Billion-dollar ball - a journey through the big-money culture of college football by Gaul, Gilbert M., author.

Billion-dollar ball - a journey through the big-money culture of college football

Examines the economics and culture surrounding college football, discussing how in the last decade football programs have overtaken universities, creating entertainment factories where sports are more important than education.

Aug 27, 2015
A Blood-Dimmed Tide - The Battle of the Bulge by the Men Who Fought It by Astor, Gerald

A Blood-Dimmed Tide - The Battle of the Bulge by the Men Who Fought It

Aug 27, 2015