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Wartime basketball - the emergence of a national sport during World War II by Stark, Douglas (Douglas Andrew), 1972- author.

Wartime basketball - the emergence of a national sport during World War II

"Wartime Basketball tells the story of basketball's survival and development during World War II and how those years profoundly affected the game's growth after the war. Prior to World War II, basketball--professional and collegiate--was largely a regional game, with different styles played throughout the country. Among its many impacts on home-front life, the war forced pro and amateur leagues to contract and combine rosters to stay competitive. At the same time, the U.S. military created base

Jun 27, 2016
Water from an ancient well - Celtic spirituality for modern life by McIntosh, Kenneth, 1959-

Water from an ancient well - Celtic spirituality for modern life

"Discover the world of the ancient Celtic Christians and find practical insights for living in the twenty-first century. Using storytelling, careful research, and personal experience, the author invites you to get to know Brendan and Brigid, Columba and Patrick, as well as Myrddin (better known as Merlin) and other lesser-known figures from the great pageant of Celtic history. These stories both entertain and inspire; rooted in legend and history, they offer us here-and-now hope and insight."--P

Jun 27, 2016
We are not such things - the murder of a young American, a South African township, and the search for truth and reconciliation by Van der Leun, Justine, author.

We are not such things - the murder of a young American, a South African township, and the search for truth and reconciliation

Recounts the story of a young American anti-apartheid activist and Fulbright scholar who was murdered by black residents of Cape Town, who ultimately were granted amnesty and worked with the woman's parents to create an educational foundation for justice.

Jun 27, 2016
Well played - the ultimate guide to awakening your family's playful spirit by Sinclair, Meredith L. (Meredith Lee), 1970- author.

Well played - the ultimate guide to awakening your family's playful spirit

Jun 27, 2016
Well played - the ultimate guide to awakening your family's playful spirit by Sinclair, Meredith, author.

Well played - the ultimate guide to awakening your family's playful spirit

Jun 23, 2016
What Have Plants Ever Done for Us? - Western Civilization in Fifty Plants by Harris, Stephen

What Have Plants Ever Done for Us? - Western Civilization in Fifty Plants

Jun 23, 2016
What is a garden? by Merwin, W. S. (William Stanley), 1927-

What is a garden?

"Poet and environmentalist W. S. Merwin moved to Hawaii in 1976 and has spent the last forty years planting nineteen acres with more than eight hundred species of palm, creating a lush garden on a ruined former pineapple plantation. Now the Merwin Conservancy, this land has served as Merwin's muse and his passion, appearing as a consistent subject of his poems and his germinal essays on conservation. What Is a Garden? collects eight of Merwin's poems and three of his essays emblematic of his pal

Jun 23, 2016
What to expect when you have diabetes - 170 tips for living well with diabetes by American Diabetes Association (COR)/ Buse, John, M.D., Ph.D. (FRW)

What to expect when you have diabetes - 170 tips for living well with diabetes

Jun 23, 2016
What to expect when you have diabetes - 170 tips for living well with diabetes by American Diabetes Association.

What to expect when you have diabetes - 170 tips for living well with diabetes

Managing a chronic disease like diabetes can be overwhelming especially if you re among the 1.7 million Americans who are newly diagnosed each year. Here is easy-to-read, steady advice in this newly updated book, written by the experts, so you can live well with diabetes, not just manage it. What to Expect When You Have Diabetes is a reliable companion for when you re swamped with questions but also have more information than you can absorb. The information in this book is geared especially towa

Jun 27, 2016
When pride still mattered - a life of Vince Lombardi by Maraniss, David.

When pride still mattered - a life of Vince Lombardi

A biography of the legendary football coach covers his Italian American roots, his Jesuit training, his relationships with wife and family, and his rise to prominence.

Jun 27, 2016
When Shea was home - the story of the 1975 Mets, Yankees, Giants, and Jets by Topel, Brett, author.

When Shea was home - the story of the 1975 Mets, Yankees, Giants, and Jets

Discusses New York sports in 1975, when all four New York teams called Shea Stadium home.

Jun 23, 2016
When Shea was home - the story of the 1975 Mets, Yankees, Giants, and Jets by Topel, Brett, author.

When Shea was home - the story of the 1975 Mets, Yankees, Giants, and Jets

Jun 27, 2016
Where am I eating? - an adventure through the global food economy by Timmerman, Kelsey, 1979- author.

Where am I eating? - an adventure through the global food economy

Cites America's increasing reliance on imported foods while revealing how consumer choices about food affect international worker rights, fair trade, and immigration.

Jun 23, 2016
White trash - the 400-year untold history of class in America by Isenberg, Nancy, author.

White trash - the 400-year untold history of class in America

"A history of the class system in America from the colonial era to the present illuminates the crucial legacy of the underprivileged white demographic, citing the pivotal contributions of lower-class white workers in wartime, social policy, and the rise of the Republican Party,"--NoveList.

Jun 24, 2016
Will and I - a memoir by Byars, Clay, author.

Will and I - a memoir

Twins Clay and Will Byars have different lives after Clay is in a traffic accident and suffers a stroke.

Jun 24, 2016
William Tecumseh Sherman - in the service of my country - a life by McDonough, James L., 1934- author.

William Tecumseh Sherman - in the service of my country - a life

"A major new biography of one of Americas most storied military figures. General Sherman's 1864 burning of Atlanta solidified his legacy as a ruthless leader. Yet Sherman proved far more complex than his legendary military tactics reveal. James Lee McDonough offers fresh insight into a man tormented by the fear that history would pass him by, who was plagued by personal debts, and who lived much of his life separated from his family. As a soldier, Sherman evolved from a spirited student at West

Jun 27, 2016
Without rival - embrace your identity and purpose in an age of confusion and comparison by Bevere, Lisa, author.

Without rival - embrace your identity and purpose in an age of confusion and comparison

Jun 27, 2016
Wolsey - the life of King Henry VIII's Cardinal by Matusiak, John.

Wolsey - the life of King Henry VIII's Cardinal

Jun 23, 2016
Wolsey - the life of King Henry VIII's Cardinal by Matusiak, John. (Historian)

Wolsey - the life of King Henry VIII's Cardinal

"Cardinal Wolsey is a controversial figure: a butchers son, a man of letters and the Church, a divisive political expert, a man of principle yet, to some, an arrogant upstart. As Lord Chancellor to the incorrigible Henry VIII he achieved much both at home and abroad, but his failure to achieve the mighty monarchs divorce from Catherine of Aragon saw him brought to his knees. John Matusiak explores the pragmatic cardinals life and career to uncover a man of contradictions and extremes whose meteo

Jun 27, 2016
Wouldn't it be nice. by Wilson, Brian, 1942-

Wouldn't it be nice.

Jun 22, 2016