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Against the death penalty by Breyer, Stephen G., 1938- author. Against the death penalty

"A landmark dissenting opinion arguing against the death penalty. Does the death penalty violate the Constitution? In Against the Death Penalty, Justice Stephen G. Breyer argues that it does: that it is carried out unfairly and inconsistently, and thus violates the ban on "cruel and unusual punishments" specified by the Eighth Amendment to the Constitution. "Today's administration of the death penalty," Breyer writes, "involves three fundamental constitutional defects: (1) serious unreliability,

Sep 22, 2016
Agates - treasures of the earth by Pabian, Roger K. Agates - treasures of the earth

Reference for agates including an introduction to their geology an d formation, a comprehensive identification guide and listings for where they can be found around the world.

Sep 20, 2016
Algren - a life by Wisniewski, Mary, author. Algren - a life

"Algren: A Life is a new biography of Chicago writer Nelson Algren, author of The Man with the Golden Arm, A Walk on the Wild Side, Never Come Morning, multiple short stories, and travel essays"--

Sep 21, 2016
All about them - grow your business by focusing on others by Turkel, Bruce. All about them - grow your business by focusing on others

A branding expert shows how anyone who is successful lives by three words--"all about them"--and shows how focusing on others leads to success in business and life.

Sep 21, 2016
All the Gallant Men - An American Sailor's Firsthand Account of Pearl Harbor by Stratton, Donald/ Gire, Ken All the Gallant Men - An American Sailor's Firsthand Account of Pearl Harbor

Sep 25, 2016
Alternative baker - reinventing rustic fruit desserts with gluten-free grains and flours by Taylor-Tobin, Alanna. Alternative baker - reinventing rustic fruit desserts with gluten-free grains and flours

Sep 21, 2016
America at war with itself by Giroux, Henry A. Verfasser. America at war with itself

"From hatemongering tactics in the run-up to the 2016 presidential race, to the increasing number of mass shootings, to excessive police violence, evidence that America is at war with itself is everywhere around us. The question is not whether or not it's happening, but how to understand what's driving the crisis and how to prevent conditions from getting worse. In this insightful book, Henry A. Giroux offers a far-reaching critique of the economic interests, cultural dynamics, and political for

Sep 22, 2016
American fly fishing - a history by Schullery, Paul. American fly fishing - a history

Sep 21, 2016
American hero - the true story of Tommy Hitchcock - sports star, war hero, and champion of the war-winning P-51 Mustang by Aldrich, Nelson W, author. American hero - the true story of Tommy Hitchcock - sports star, war hero, and champion of the war-winning P-51 Mustang

Presents the life of Tommy Hitchcock, the World War I fighter pilot and war hero, legendary polo player, who the prominent socialite Tom Buchanan in "The Great Gatsby" is modeled after.

Sep 25, 2016
American prophets - seven religious radicals and their struggle for social and political justice by Raboteau, Albert J., author. American prophets - seven religious radicals and their struggle for social and political justice

Sep 21, 2016
American realities by Eskildsen, Joakim Makathini, photographer, writer of introduction. American realities

Sep 22, 2016
Amigurumi circus - crochet seriously cute circus characters! by Amigurumi circus - crochet seriously cute circus characters!

Sep 21, 2016
An other kingdom - departing the consumer culture by Block, Peter, author. An other kingdom - departing the consumer culture

"Our seduction into beliefs in competition, scarcity, and acquisition are producing too many casualties. We need to depart a kingdom that creates isolation, polarized debate, an exhausted planet, and violence that comes with the will to empire. The abbreviation of this empire is called a consumer culture. We think the free market ideology that surrounds us is true and inevitable and represents progress. We are called to better adapt, be more agile, more lean, more schooled, more, more, more. Giv

Sep 25, 2016
Aphrodite and the rabbis - how the Jews adapted Roman culture to create Judaism as we know it by Visotzky, Burton L. Aphrodite and the rabbis - how the Jews adapted Roman culture to create Judaism as we know it

"Hard to believe but true: - The Passover Seder is a Greco-Roman symposium banquet - The Talmud rabbis presented themselves as Stoic philosophers - Synagogue buildings were Roman basilicas - Hellenistic rhetoric professors educated sons of well-to-do Jews - Zeus-Helios is depicted in synagogue mosaics across ancient Israel - The Jewish courts were named after the Roman political institution, the Sanhedrin - In Israel there were synagogues where the prayers were recited in Greek. Historians have

Sep 22, 2016
Apocalyptic anxiety - religion, science and America's obsession with the end of the world by Aveni, Anthony F., author. Apocalyptic anxiety - religion, science and America's obsession with the end of the world

"Aveni traces the sources of American culture's obsession with predicting the apocalypse. He explores why Americans take millennial claims seriously, where and how end-of-the-world predictions emerge, how they develop with reference to a broader historical trajectory, and what we can learn from doomsday predictions of the past"--

Sep 21, 2016
Astrology & fortune telling - including tarot, palmistry, I Ching, and dream interpretation by Morningstar, Sally, author. Astrology & fortune telling - including tarot, palmistry, I Ching, and dream interpretation

Designed to teach readers how to develop their divination skills, looks at a wide variety of fortune-telling techniques including dream therapy, runes, and astrology.

Sep 25, 2016
Astrology - the only book you'll ever need by Jackson, Cass, author. Astrology - the only book you'll ever need

Sep 25, 2016
Astrology 101 - from sun signs to moon signs, your guide to astrology by Sears, Kathleen, author. Astrology 101 - from sun signs to moon signs, your guide to astrology

Briefly reviews the history of astrology; describes characteristics of the four elements, the twelve houses, and sign compatibility; and covers topics in advanced astrology.

Sep 25, 2016
Avid reader - a life by Gottlieb, Robert, 1931- author. Avid reader - a life

"The editor-in-chief of Simon & Schuster writes with wit and candor about becoming the editor of The New Yorker, and the challenges and satisfactions of running America's preeminent magazine,"--NoveList.

Sep 21, 2016
Based on a true story - a memoir by Macdonald, Norm, 1963- author. Based on a true story - a memoir

"As its title suggests, Norm Macdonald tells the story of his life--more or less--from his origins in a rural small town in the-back-of-beyond Canada to an epically disastrous appearance on Star Search, to his possibly incredible account of auditioning for Lorne Michaels and his memorable run as the anchor of Saturday Night Live's "Weekend Update." But Based on a True Story is much more than a memoir, it's a hilarious, inspired, very meta imagining of his life, as told to a deeply disturbed ghos

Sep 22, 2016