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New Arrivals - Social sciences and languages

"This is a true story of a young girl who began her career in a country schoolhouse on the Wyoming prarie in the 1940's." --back cover

A visual dictionary that comes with 1000 entries and more than 600 fine-art images. It brings together the three outstanding traditions of Europe: the Classical legends of ancient Greece and Rome; the fairytale myths of the Celtic world; and from Northern Europe, tales of Germanic gods, Nordic warriors and giants.

Professor E.D. Hirsch, Jr. argues that children in the United States are being deprived of the basic knowledge that would enable them to function in contemporary society. They lack cultural literacy: a grasp of background information that writers and speakers assume their audience already has. Thus even if a student has a basic competence in the English language, he or she has little chance of entering the American mainstream without knowing what a silicon chip is, or when the Civil War was fought.

"... narrative of how a small group of private bankers and their financial institutions shaped America's economy and its global position since the start of the twentieth century. Through personal, political and professional networks, these bankers strategically exercised, and continue to exercise, disproportionate control over the destiny of billions of people. Nomi Prins offers an explosive account of how this came to be, and how the banks continue to influence the world economy and dominate government. Aligning the complex relationships between political and financial leaders since the early 1900s, Prins exposes the elite bankers that served as unelected leaders and confidants, acting as a shadow government concealed behind the US presidency from Wilson to Obama. With eye-opening correspondence culled from Presidential libraries across the country, against a timeline of two world wars and multiple market crashes, 'All The Presidents' Bankers' traces the shocking consequences of a system in which there is no line between public office and private power"-- Provided by publisher.

If you say the right thing you will open up the lines of communication, but say the wrong thing...and WATCH OUT. A Survival Guide to Parenting Teens is the solution. Covering a broad range of issues from the terrifying (sex, drinking, drugs, depression) to the frustrating (defiance, laziness, conformity, entitlement), parenting expert Joani Geltman approaches each of the 80 topics with honesty and a dash of humor. Want to understand why teens do what they do? Joani reveals what they are thinking and feeling--and what developmental factors are involved. She then explains how to approach each problem in a way that lets your kid know you "get it" and leads to truly productive conversations.

"... shows how today's wrong-headed monetary policies are setting the stage for a new global economic and social catastrophe that could rival the recent financial crisis and even the horrors of the 1930s"--From publisher description.

Recounts the history of the Chicano rights group, "Crusade for Justice," in 1960s Denver, as remembered by one of its members.

Describes how the chairman of Vaughan-Bassett Furniture fought for his more than seven hundred employees in a small Virginia town using legal maneuvers, factory efficiencies, and his wits and determination in the wake of sales losses to cheap Asian furniture imports.

"... journalist Daleen Berry and investigator Geoffrey Fuller expand upon their New York Times bestselling ebook, 'The savage murder of Skylar Neese' to give readers even more information behind one of the most horriific murders of our time. With more than 100 pages of new material, 'Pretty little killers' shares the latest theories and answers the questions that have left many people baffled. After killer Shelia Eddy pled guilty to first degree murder and was sentenced to life in prison and Rachel Shoaf was sentenced to thirty years for second-degree murder, family, friends, investigators, and other key sources reveal the facts you would have learned if the case had gone to trial. Including specific details drawn from Rachel's confession, Pretty Little Killers looks at the crime through the eyes of the victim and killers, providing intimate testimony from the pages of Rachel's personal journal, Skylar's diary and school papers, and court records. Berry and Fuller examine all this, including previously unreported details about Rachel and Shelia's rumored lesbian relationship and explain why more than one investigator believes Skylar's murder was a thrill kill. Most important, Pretty Little Killers provides a satisfying answer to Skylar's final question: "Why?'"-- Provided by publisher.

Provides the forms and step-by-step instructions to make a basic will that meets your needs--without an attorney.

A narrative account of a national security sting designed to protect U.S. soldiers, sailors and pilots from enemies armed with American weapons traces the efforts of an elite undercover Homeland Security unit to track down an elusive Iranian broker.

The hills that mark the border of North and South Carolina are home to a close knit community. When the remains of high spirited Heather Catterton and sweet natured Randi Saldana were found and Danny Hembree was linked to their murders, residents were forced to face an evil in their midst. M. William Phelps delves into the background of Hembree's victims, reconstructs the clues that led to Hembree's arrest, and investigates the media sensation surrounding his trial, mistrial, and ultimate conviction.

This plain-English guide to decide if Chapter 13 is right for you and to learn how to keep valuable property and discharge your unsecured debts. Chapter 13 legal concepts, procedures, and monetary calculations can be tricky. Nolo's "Chapter 13 bankruptcy" breaks down the Chapter 13 process and provides clear explanations of the law. This newest edition includes new information on hiring and working with a lawyer, recent U.S. Supreme Court and other federal court decisions interpreting bankruptcy law, the latest bankruptcy exemption laws in your state, and recent IRS standard expense amounts (which play a role in plan payments). This book does not cover business bankruptcies, farm reorganizations, or Chapter 7 personal bankruptcy. See Nolo's "How to File for Chapter 7 Bankruptcy.".

A history of combat aviation that looks at aces of the air and their machines, from the Red Baron and his triplane in World War I to today's technologically expert flying warriors in supersonic jets.

"... a visionary argument that our current crisis in government is nothing less than the fourth radical transition in the history of the nation-state. Dysfunctional government: It's become a cliche. And most of us are resigned to the fact that nothing is ever going to change. As John Micklethwait and Adrian Wooldridge show us, that is a seriously limited view of things. In fact, there have been three great revolutions in government in the history of the modern world. The West has led these revolutions, but now we are in the midst of a fourth revolution, and it is Western government that is in danger of being left behind. Now, things really are different. The West's debt load is unsustainable. The developing world has harvested the low-hanging fruits. Industrialization has transformed all the peasant economies it had left to transform, and the toxic side effects of rapid developing world growth are adding to the bill. From Washington to Detroit, from Brasilia to New Delhi, there is a dual crisis of political legitimacy and political effectiveness"-- Provided by publisher.

Tashiro, a relationship expert for Discovery's Fit & Health channel, considers how employing scientific principles in a search for a mate could yield success.

"Once upon a time, Ronald Reagan was a Republican leader so charismatic he won over an entire segment of 'Reagan Democrats.' Today, the Republican party can barely muster its own base. Former Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum provides a game plan for Republicans to bounce back, regain popularity, and return to the party's original values: the solution rests on rediscovering blue collar conservatives. In 2012, a mass of blue collar voters, enough to have tipped the balance of the electoral college in favor of the Republican candidate, simply stayed home on election day. Why? Despite their deeply conservative values, they had lost faith that the Republicans spoke for them and had their backs. In Blue Collar Conservatives, Rick Santorum calls for the GOP to get back in touch with this base. Enough with pandering, enough with focusing on business owners to the exclusion of everyone else ? the vast majority of Americans ? who work for them. Republicans need to regain the trust of the hard-working members of every family, church, and community across America whose most immediate problems are lack of jobs and opportunity"-- Amazon.com.

"By the president of the prestigious Brennan Center for Justice at NYU School of Law, the life story of the most controversial, volatile, misunderstood provision of the Bill of Rights"-- Provided by publisher.

Discusses ways parents can prevent the breakdown of their influence.

As a child Geoff Dyer spent long hours making and blotchily painting model fighter planes. So the adult Dyer jumped at the chance of a residency aboard an aircraft carrier. Another Great Day at Sea chronicles Dyer's experiences on the USS George H.W. Bush as he navigates the routines and protocols of "carrier-world," from the elaborate choreography of the flight deck through miles of walkways and hatches to kitchens serving meals for a crew of five thousand to the deafening complexity of catapult and arresting gear. Meeting the Captain, the F-18 pilots and the dentists, experiencing everything from a man-overboard alert to the Steel Beach Party, Dyer guides us through the most AIE (acronym intensive environment) imaginable. A lanky Englishman (could he really be both the tallest and the oldest person on the ship?) in a deeply American world, with its constant exhortations to improve, to do better, Dyer brilliantly records the daily life on board the ship, revealing it to be a prism for understanding a society where discipline and conformity, dedication and optimism, become forms of self-expression.

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