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Wilde in America - Oscar Wilde and the invention of modern celebrity by Friedman, David M., 1949- author.

Wilde in America - Oscar Wilde and the invention of modern celebrity

An account of the literary master's landmark 1882 American tour explores his "nine principles of fame creation," describing his extensive visits, lectures, and audiences with such figures as Walt Whitman, Ulysses S. Grant, and Jefferson Davis.

Dec 25, 2014
Wikipedia U - knowledge, authority, and liberal education in the digital age by Leitch, Thomas M.

Wikipedia U - knowledge, authority, and liberal education in the digital age

Dec 25, 2014
Wide-Open World - How Volunteering Around the Globe Changed One Family's Lives Forever by Marshall, John

Wide-Open World - How Volunteering Around the Globe Changed One Family's Lives Forever

Dec 19, 2014
Why the romantics matter by Gay, Peter, 1923- author.

Why the romantics matter

"With his usual wit and e´lan, esteemed historian Peter Gay enters the contentious, long-standing debates over the romantic period. Here, in this concise and inviting volume, he reformulates the definition of romanticism and provides a fresh account of the immense achievements of romantic writers and artists in all media. Gay's scope is wide, his insights sharp. He takes on the recurring questions about how to interpret romantic figures and their works. Who qualifies to be a romantic? What ties

Dec 25, 2014
Why not say what happened - a sentimental education by Dickstein, Morris, author.

Why not say what happened - a sentimental education

Dec 25, 2014
Where the Dead Pause, and the Japanese Say Goodbye - A Journey by Mockett, Marie Mutsuki

Where the Dead Pause, and the Japanese Say Goodbye - A Journey

Dec 25, 2014
Where am I wearing? - a global tour to the countries, factories, and people that make our clothes by Timmerman, Kelsey, 1979-

Where am I wearing? - a global tour to the countries, factories, and people that make our clothes

"A journalist travels the world to trace the origins of our clothesWhen journalist and traveler Kelsey Timmerman wanted to know where his clothes came from and who made them, he began a journey that would take him from Honduras to Bangladesh to Cambodia to China and back again. Where Am I Wearing? intimately describes the connection between impoverished garment workers' standards of living and the all-American material lifestyle. By introducing readers to the human element of globalization--the

Dec 25, 2014
Where a man stands - two different worlds, an impossible situation, and the unexpected friendship that changed everything by Paysinger, Carter.

Where a man stands - two different worlds, an impossible situation, and the unexpected friendship that changed everything

Dec 19, 2014
When Google met Wikileaks by Assange, Julian

When Google met Wikileaks

Dec 25, 2014
When books went to war - the stories that helped us win World War II by Manning, Molly Guptill, 1980- author.

When books went to war - the stories that helped us win World War II

"When America entered World War II in 1941, [it] faced an enemy that had banned and burned over 100 million books and caused fearful citizens to hide or destroy many more. Outraged librarians launched a campaign to send free books to American troops and gathered 20 million hardcover donations. In 1943, the War Department and the publishing industry stepped in with an extraordinary program: 120 million small, lightweight paperbacks, for troops to carry in their pockets and their rucksacks, in eve

Dec 22, 2014
What more can I say? - why communication fails and what to do about it by Booher, Dianna Daniels.

What more can I say? - why communication fails and what to do about it

"An essential guidebook for honing business communication skills... Communications expert Dianna Booher provides an essential nine-point checklist for success in the art of communication and persuasion-for building solid relationships, and for increasing credibility in the workplace. With lessons from politics, pop culture, business, family life, and current events, the book identifies common reasons that communicators fail to accomplish their goals, along with examples and analyses of messages

Dec 19, 2014
Weeds of North America by Dickinson, Richard, 1960- author.

Weeds of North America

Encyclopedic in scope, the book is the first to cover North American weeds at every stage of growth. The book is organized by plant family, and more than five hundred species are featured. Each receives a two-page spread with images and text identification keys. Species are arranged within family alphabetically by scientific name, and entries include vital information on seed viability and germination requirements.

Dec 25, 2014
Weeds of North America by Dickinson, Richard, 1960- author.

Weeds of North America

Dec 19, 2014
We should hang out sometime - embarrassingly, a true story by Sundquist, Josh, author.

We should hang out sometime - embarrassingly, a true story

"Why was [Paralympic ski racer and cancer survivor] Josh still single? To find out, he tracked down the girls he had tried to date and asked them straight up: what went wrong? The results of Josh's semiscientific, wholly hilarious investigation are captured here: disastrous Putt-Putt date involving a backward prosthetic foot, to his introduction to CFD (Close Fast Dancing), to a misguided 'grand gesture' at a Miss America pageant, this story is about looking for love--or at least a girlfriend--i

Dec 25, 2014
Wayfaring strangers - the musical voyage from Scotland and Ulster to Appalachia by Ritchie, Fiona, 1960- author.

Wayfaring strangers - the musical voyage from Scotland and Ulster to Appalachia

Throughout the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, a steady stream of Scots migrated to Ulster and eventually onward across the Atlantic to resettle in the United States. Many of these Scots-Irish immigrants made their way into the mountains of the southern Appalachian region. They brought with them a wealth of traditional ballads and tunes from the British Isles and Ireland. Their enduring legacy of music flows today from Appalachia back to Ireland and Scotland and around the globe.

Dec 19, 2014
Washington's revolution - the making of a leader by Middlekauf, Robert.

Washington's revolution - the making of a leader

Dec 19, 2014
Was blind, but now I see by Hindman, Jim

Was blind, but now I see

Dec 25, 2014
Warfare in the Roman Republic - from the Etruscan Wars to the Battle of Actium by Brice, Lee L. (EDT)

Warfare in the Roman Republic - from the Etruscan Wars to the Battle of Actium

Dec 19, 2014
Warfare in the Roman Republic - from the Etruscan Wars to the Battle of Actium by

Warfare in the Roman Republic - from the Etruscan Wars to the Battle of Actium

Dec 25, 2014
Wanted - a spiritual pursuit through jail, among outlaws, and across borders by Hoke, Chris (Prison chaplain)

Wanted - a spiritual pursuit through jail, among outlaws, and across borders

Dec 25, 2014