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Ghetto - the invention of a place, the history of an idea by Duneier, Mitchell, author.

Ghetto - the invention of a place, the history of an idea

On March 29, 1516, the city council of Venice issued a decree forcing Jews to live in "il geto"--a closed quarter named for the copper foundry that once occupied the area. The term stuck. In this sweeping and original account, Mitchell Duneier traces the idea of the ghetto from its beginnings in the sixteenth century and its revival by the Nazis to the present. He argues that we cannot comprehend the entanglements of race, poverty, and place in America today without recalling the ghettos of Euro

Apr 28, 2016
The highest glass ceiling - women's quest for the American presidency by Fitzpatrick, Ellen F. (Ellen Frances), author.

The highest glass ceiling - women's quest for the American presidency

"A woman will one day occupy the Oval Office because women themselves have made it inevitable, says best-selling historian Ellen Fitzpatrick. She tells the remarkable 150-year story of the candidates, voters, activists, and citizens who, despite overwhelming odds against women in politics, set their sights on the highest glass ceiling in the land."--Provided by publisher.

Apr 28, 2016
Hippie, Inc. by Klassen, Michael L., author.

Hippie, Inc.

Apr 28, 2016
Hiking the Gulf Coast - a guide to the area's greatest hiking adventures by Cuhaj, Joe.

Hiking the Gulf Coast - a guide to the area's greatest hiking adventures

Apr 28, 2016
Hit by a farm - how I learned to stop worrying and love the barn by Friend, Catherine.

Hit by a farm - how I learned to stop worrying and love the barn

Describes how an urban bookworm and children's book author, along with her partner, set out to fulfill a lifelong dream of owning a working farm in Minnesota, offering a heartwarming, frequently humorous take on their crash course in living off and living with the land.

Apr 28, 2016
How to like yourself - a teen's guide to quieting your inner critic and building lasting self-esteem by Bradshaw, Cheryl, author.

How to like yourself - a teen's guide to quieting your inner critic and building lasting self-esteem

"Don|t let your inner critic get in the way of being confident! How to Like Yourself offers a quirky, inspiring, and practical guide to help you overcome feelings of self-criticism, improve self-esteem, and be the true star in your life,"--Amazon.com.

Apr 28, 2016
I'd know that voice anywhere - my favorite NPR commentaries by Deford, Frank, author.

I'd know that voice anywhere - my favorite NPR commentaries

Apr 28, 2016
The humane economy - how innovators and enlightened consumers are transforming the lives of animals by Pacelle, Wayne, author.

The humane economy - how innovators and enlightened consumers are transforming the lives of animals

From the leader of the nation's most powerful animal-protection organization comes a frontline account of how conscience and creativity are driving a revolution in American business that is changing forever how we treat animals and create wealth. Wayne Pacelle of the Humane Society of the United States reveals how entrepreneurs, Fortune 500 CEOs, world-class scientists, philanthropists, and a new class of political leaders are driving the burgeoning, unstoppable growth of the "humane economy." E

Apr 28, 2016
Illiberal reformers - race, eugenics, and American economics in the Progressive era by Leonard, Thomas C., 1960- author.

Illiberal reformers - race, eugenics, and American economics in the Progressive era

In Illiberal Reformers, Thomas Leonard reexamines the economic progressives whose ideas and reform agenda underwrote the Progressive Era dismantling of laissez-faire and the creation of the regulatory welfare state, which, they believed, would humanize and rationalize industrial capitalism. But not for all. Academic social scientists such as Richard T. Ely, John R. Commons, and Edward A. Ross, together with their reform allies in social work, charity, journalism, and law, played a pivotal role i

Apr 28, 2016
Investing with purpose - capitalize on the time and money you have to create the tomorrow you desire by Aardsma, Mark, author.

Investing with purpose - capitalize on the time and money you have to create the tomorrow you desire

"In Investing with Purpose, you will learn how to: *Use all your resources to build your future, especially your precious, limited time. *Avoid the emotional pitfalls that lead smart investors to make bad decisions. *Face your fear and take reasonable risks to capitalize on your best opportunities. *Apply your unique investment advantages--the only reliable path to superior results. Investing with Purpose will inspire you to use what you have to create the future you want. Whether your goal is t

Apr 28, 2016
Jeni's splendid ice cream desserts by Bauer, Jeni Britton.

Jeni's splendid ice cream desserts

In Jeni's Splendid Ice Cream Desserts, ice creams deliciously melt into hot brown Bettys, berry cobblers, sweet empanadas, and corn fritters. Her one-of-a-kind cakes and cookies are not only served with ice cream, they get crumbled on top and incorporated into the ice cream base itself. Thirty brand-new flavors, including Cumin & Honey Butterscotch and Extra-Strength Root Beer Ice Cream, attest to the magic of this unique and alluring collection.

Apr 28, 2016
Jump start Sass by Giraudel, Hugo, author.

Jump start Sass

"Sass bridges the gap between what CSS can offer an what we as web developers need in our daily routine. Using Sass, you can write your stylesheets in a more concise, dynamic, and readable way, and cut down on many of the tedious repetitive tasks that come with writing vanilla CSS. Sass simplifies your stylesheets, adding some useful features missing from applications, reduces the monotony and overhead writing CSS, and will save you time." -

Apr 28, 2016
Katie Chin's everyday Chinese cookbook - 101 delicious recipes from my mother's kitchen by Chin, Katie.

Katie Chin's everyday Chinese cookbook - 101 delicious recipes from my mother's kitchen

Apr 28, 2016
From the war on poverty to the war on crime - the making of mass incarceration in America by Hinton, Elizabeth Kai, 1983- author.

From the war on poverty to the war on crime - the making of mass incarceration in America

"In the United States today, one in every 31 adults is under some form of penal control, including one in eleven African American men. How did the "land of the free" become the home of the world's largest prison system? Challenging the belief that America's prison problem originated with the Reagan administration's War on Drugs, Elizabeth Hinton traces the rise of mass incarceration to an ironic source: the social welfare programs of Lyndon Johnson's Great Society at the height of the civil righ

Apr 28, 2016
Bonjour kale - a memoir of Paris, love, and recipes by Beddard, Kristen, author.

Bonjour kale - a memoir of Paris, love, and recipes

Apr 28, 2016
Biocentrism - how life and consciousness are the keys to understanding the true nature of the universe by Lanza, R. P. (Robert Paul), 1956-

Biocentrism - how life and consciousness are the keys to understanding the true nature of the universe

Apr 28, 2016
From junk food to joy food - all the foods you love to eat...only better by Bauer, Joy, author.

From junk food to joy food - all the foods you love to eat...only better

Author and TODAY show nutrition expert Joy Bauer revamps your favorite indulgent recipes to allow you to enjoy both delicious food and good health, using simple tricks that cut calories, fat, sugar, and sodium

Apr 28, 2016
Great food fast - Bob Warden's ultimate pressure cooker recipes by Warden, Bob.

Great food fast - Bob Warden's ultimate pressure cooker recipes

Warden heads back into the kitchen to develop some of his very best pressure cooker recipes ever, including five of his signature recipes that he perfected to even greater heights. Move over slow-cookers, it's time for great food fast!

Apr 28, 2016
Citizen Kane - a filmmaker's journey by Lebo, Harlan.

Citizen Kane - a filmmaker's journey

"With the approach of the 75th anniversary of Citizen Kane in May 2016, Harlan Lebo has written the full story of Orson Welles' masterpiece film. The book will explore: --Welles' meteoric rise to stardom in New York and the real reason behind his arrival in Hollywood --Welles' unprecedented contract with RKO Studios for total creative control and the deeper issues that impeded his work instead --The dispute over who wrote the script --The mystery of the "lost" final script, which the author has

Apr 28, 2016
China's Future by Shambaugh, David L., author.

China's Future

Apr 28, 2016