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Steering the craft - a twenty-first century guide to sailing the sea of story by Le Guin, Ursula K., 1929-

Steering the craft - a twenty-first century guide to sailing the sea of story

Presents advice on the basic elements of narrative prose, covering point of view, sentence length and complex syntax, indirect narration, grammar, punctuation, and the sound of writing.

Sep 2, 2015
Stagg vs. Yost - the birth of cutthroat football by Kryk, John.

Stagg vs. Yost - the birth of cutthroat football

Aug 27, 2015
Spain - the centre of the world, 1519-1682 by Goodwin, Robert, 1969- author.

Spain - the centre of the world, 1519-1682

Describes the golden age of the Spanish Empire, which saw discovery, adventure, and political and social changes and was populated by such legendary figures as the Duke of Alba, El Greco, and Miguel de Cervantes.

Sep 2, 2015
South toward home - travels in Southern literature by Eby, Margaret.

South toward home - travels in Southern literature

"A literary travelogue that ventures deep into the heart of classic Southern literature. As the writer Elif Batuman did for Russian literature in The Possessed, Margaret Eby does for Southern literature in this charming book of literary exploration. From Mississippi (William Faulkner, Eudora Welty, Richard Wright, Barry Hannah) to Alabama (Harper Lee, Truman Capote) to Georgia (Flannery O'Connor, Harry Crews) and beyond, Eby--herself a Southerner--travels through the Deep South to the places tha

Sep 2, 2015
Smokejumper - a memoir by one of America's most select airborne firefighters by Ramos, Jason A..

Smokejumper - a memoir by one of America's most select airborne firefighters

An insider account of the high-risk world of elite wilderness firefighters who parachute into deep-wilderness fire zones reveals the unique skills that smokejumpers must employ to fight dangerous fires and stay alive.

Sep 2, 2015
Sit 'n go strategy - expert advice for beating one-table poker tournaments by Moshman, Collin.

Sit 'n go strategy - expert advice for beating one-table poker tournaments

Aug 27, 2015
Sisters in law - how Sandra Day O'Connor and Ruth Bader Ginsburg went to the Supreme Court and changed the world by Hirshman, Linda R., author.

Sisters in law - how Sandra Day O'Connor and Ruth Bader Ginsburg went to the Supreme Court and changed the world

An account of the intertwined lives of the first two women to be appointed to the Supreme Court examines their respective religious and political beliefs while sharing insights into how they have influenced interpretations of the Constitution to promote equal rights for women.

Sep 2, 2015
Sisters in law - how Sandra Day O'Connor and Ruth Bader Ginsburg went to the Supreme Court and changed the world by Hirshman, Linda R, author.

Sisters in law - how Sandra Day O'Connor and Ruth Bader Ginsburg went to the Supreme Court and changed the world

An account of the intertwined lives of the first two women to be appointed to the Supreme Court examines their respective religious and political beliefs while sharing insights into how they have influenced interpretations of the Constitution to promote equal rights for women.

Aug 27, 2015
Shyness - the ultimate teen guide by Carducci, Bernardo J., author.

Shyness - the ultimate teen guide

"Although shyness is a very common trait and almost everyone experiences it at some level, it’s often misunderstood. That’s because few of us ask about the frustration, anxiety, pain, and triumphs in the life of a shy person. These experiences remain hidden, and shy people may feel that nobody wants to know what’s going on in their hearts, minds, and souls. Their silence often isolates them. In Shyness: The Ultimate Teen Guide, Bernardo J. Carducci and Lisa Kaiser help young adults address a con

Sep 2, 2015
Shyness - the ultimate teen guide by Carducci, Bernardo J.

Shyness - the ultimate teen guide

Aug 27, 2015
Show me a hero - a tale of murder, suicide, race, and redemption by Belkin, Lisa, 1960- author.

Show me a hero - a tale of murder, suicide, race, and redemption

Not in my backyard -- that's the refrain commonly invoked by property owners who oppose unwanted development. Such words assume a special ferocity when the development in question is public housing. Lisa Belkin penetrates the prejudices, myths, and heated emotions stirred by the most recent trend in public housing as she re-creates a landmark case in riveting detail, showing how a proposal to build scattered-site public housing in middle-class neighborhoods nearly destroyed an entire city and fo

Sep 2, 2015
Show Me a Hero - A Tale of Murder, Suicide, Race, and Redemption by Belkin, Lisa

Show Me a Hero - A Tale of Murder, Suicide, Race, and Redemption

Aug 27, 2015
Shirt in heaven by Valentine, Jean.

Shirt in heaven

"Quietly marked by elegy and memory, National Book Award winner Jean Valentine's thirteenth book is empowered by her signature clear music and compassion. Valentine leads us chronologically from childhood drawings and wartime memories to the present, where she addresses aging and the loss of loved ones. These poems of tender grace reflect on the small histories few ever fully see."--

Sep 2, 2015
Shadow government - surveillance, secret wars, and a global security state in a single superpower world by Engelhardt, Tom, 1944-

Shadow government - surveillance, secret wars, and a global security state in a single superpower world

"In his new book, Tom Engelhardt takes in something new under the sun: what is no longer, as in the 1960s, a national security state, but a global security one, fighting secret wars that have turned the president into an assassin-in-chief. Shadow Government offers a powerful survey of a democracy of the wealthy that your grandparents wouldn't have recognized"--

Aug 27, 2015
Sew a monster - 15 lovable, easy-to-make fleecie toys by Goble, Fiona, author.

Sew a monster - 15 lovable, easy-to-make fleecie toys

Sep 2, 2015
Seismology - our violent earth by Baxter, Roberta.

Seismology - our violent earth

"This title presents the history of seismology. Vivid text details how early theories led to our modern understanding of the forces behind earthquakes and volcanoes. It also puts a spotlight on the brilliant scientists who made these advances possible."--Publisher's website.

Aug 31, 2015
Sams teach yourself AngularJS, JavaScript, and jQuery all in one in 24 hours by Dayley, Brad, author.

Sams teach yourself AngularJS, JavaScript, and jQuery all in one in 24 hours

"This is the first complete, integrated beginner's introduction to modern, single-page web application development. Unlike other AngularJS guides, 'Sams Teach Yourself AngularJS, JavaScript, and jQuery All in One' assumes absolutely no previous knowledge of JavaScript or jQuery. Brad Dayley and Brendan Dayley begin by helping you gain the relevant JavaScript skills you need, introducing JavaScript in a way specifically designed for modern AngularJS web development. Each short, easy lesson builds

Sep 2, 2015
Sacred woman - a guide to healing the feminine body, mind, and spirit by Afua, Queen.

Sacred woman - a guide to healing the feminine body, mind, and spirit

A spiritual healer and teacher guides women through the nine gateways of initiation, offering her plan for achieving balance and health in life.

Aug 27, 2015
Sacred woman - a guide to healing the feminine body, mind, and spirit by Afua, Queen.

Sacred woman - a guide to healing the feminine body, mind, and spirit

Sep 2, 2015
Saban - the making of a coach by Burke, Monte.

Saban - the making of a coach

A portrait of the influential and controversial University of Alabama football coach shares insights into his winning "Process," his early coaching years at the college and professional levels, and the defining events that shaped his career.

Sep 2, 2015