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1956 - the world in revolt by Hall, Simon, 1976- author. 1956 - the world in revolt

In 1956, all across the globe, ordinary people spoke out, filled the streets and city squares, and took up arms in an attempt to win their freedom.

Sep 22, 2016
50 ways to wear a scarf by Friedman, Lauren, 1987- 50 ways to wear a scarf

Offers fifty ways of wearing different types of square and oblong scarves, from simple loops and drapes to relatively complex knotted styles.

Sep 22, 2016
50 ways to wear denim by Friedman, Lauren, 1987- author. 50 ways to wear denim

Sep 22, 2016
A kingdom of their own - the family Karzai and the Afghan disaster by Partlow, Joshua, author. A kingdom of their own - the family Karzai and the Afghan disaster

"The key to understanding the calamitous Afghan war is the complex, ultimately failed relationship between the powerful, duplicitous Karzai family and the U.S.--brilliantly portrayed here in its entirety for the first time by the former Washington Post Kabul bureau chief"--

Sep 22, 2016
A life everlasting - the extraordinary story of one boy's gift to medical science by Gray, Sarah, 1973- author. A life everlasting - the extraordinary story of one boy's gift to medical science

"A donor mother's powerful memoir of grief and rebirth that is also a fascinating medical science whodunit, taking us inside the world of organ, eye, tissue, and blood donation and cutting-edge scientific research. When Sarah Gray received the devastating news that her unborn son Thomas was diagnosed with anencephaly, a terminal condition, she decided she wanted his death--and life--to have meaning. In the weeks before she gave birth to her twin sons in 2010, she arranged to donate Thomas's orga

Sep 28, 2016
A proper drink - the untold story of how a band of bartenders saved the civilized drinking world by Simonson, Robert, author. A proper drink - the untold story of how a band of bartenders saved the civilized drinking world

Sep 22, 2016
A savage war - a military history of the Civil War by Murray, Williamson, author. A savage war - a military history of the Civil War

The Civil War represented a momentous change in the character of war. It combined the projection of military might across a continent on a scale never before seen with an unprecedented mass mobilization of peoples. Yet despite the revolutionizing aspects of the Civil War, its leaders faced the same uncertainties and vagaries of chance that have vexed combatants since the days of Thucydides and the Peloponnesian War. A Savage War sheds critical new light on this defining chapter in military histo

Sep 22, 2016
A Short History of Medicine by Ackerknecht, Erwin H./ Rosenberg, Charles E. (FRW)/ Haushofer, Lisa (CON) A Short History of Medicine

Sep 28, 2016
A Small Key Can Open a Large Door - The Rojava Revolution by Strangers in a Tangled Wilderness (EDT) A Small Key Can Open a Large Door - The Rojava Revolution

Sep 28, 2016
A truck full of money by Kidder, Tracy, author. A truck full of money

Author Kidder gives us a window onto the paradoxical world of software engineering and Internet commerce, where genius and artistry often mingle with vulgarity and greed, and where Paul English, for all his success, seems at times almost an innocent. Fortune, mania, genius, philanthropy--the co-founder of the travel website Kayak.com grew up in working-class Boston in the 1970s, a boy who rebelled against authority but discovered a world that called out to his talents the first time he saw a com

Sep 22, 2016
A woman on the edge of time - a son investigates his trailblazing mother's young suicide by Gavron, Jeremy, 1961- author. A woman on the edge of time - a son investigates his trailblazing mother's young suicide

Sep 23, 2016
Accidental Medical Discoveries - How Tenacity and Pure Dumb Luck Changed the World by Winters, Robert W. Accidental Medical Discoveries - How Tenacity and Pure Dumb Luck Changed the World

Sep 28, 2016
Advent in Narnia - reflections for the season by Haverkamp, Heidi, author. Advent in Narnia - reflections for the season

Collects twenty-eight Advent devotions featuring scriptural passages, questions for reflection, and excerpts from C.S. Lewis's "The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe."

Sep 28, 2016
Against everything - essays, 2004-2015 by Greif, Mark, 1975- author. Against everything - essays, 2004-2015

Sep 23, 2016
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
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 28, 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 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 28, 2016
American realities by Eskildsen, Joakim Makathini, photographer, writer of introduction. American realities

Sep 22, 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 28, 2016