New Arrivals - Social sciences and languages
Tells the saga of Pete Bucher and his men as they struggled to survive merciless torture and horrendous living conditions in North Korean prisons.
A memoir from a 31-year-old widow with three children under six years old, a rusty resume, no fix-it skills--and no experience living adult life without a husband.
The true story of how one woman talked a school shooter down from the brink and how her faith in God prepared her for that moment.
""Law," in this book, includes basic common law subjects (such as property, torts, and contracts), as well as statutory and constitutional issues, including issues associated with gender, race, and domestic relations. The domain of law also includes foundational issues of American political and social theory, such as sovereignty, liberty, equality, and criminal justice. It includes the evolving status and roles of members of the legal profession as influential figures in American culture. Understanding the importance of law in American society begins with recognition of the multiple dimensions of "legal" activity. Law, over the course of American history, has reflected the changing cultural settings in which legal decisions have been made, and has helped shape those settings"-- Provided by publisher.
Describes how parents and caregivers can teach babies nonverbal gestures to communicate before they are old enough to use spoken language.
As Alexis Ohanian learned when he helped to co-found the immensely popular reddit.com, the Internet is the most powerful and democratic tool for disseminating information in human history. And when that power is harnessed to create new communities, technologies, businesses or charities, the results can be absolutely stunning. In this book, Alexis will share his ideas, tips and even his own doodles about harnessing the power of the web for good, and along the way, he will share his philosophy with young entrepreneurs all over the globe.
The author recounts her experiences after her fundamentalist Jewish family cut her off at the age of sixteen for exchanging letters with a male friend, tracing her downward spiral into promiscuity and self-destruction in New York City.
"Sheila Davalloo was young, attractive, and successful. When she started a new job at a cutting-edge research lab in Stamford, Connecticut, she met the man of her dreams. Nelson Sessler had no idea how violently Sheila would react when he began seeing a co-worker, Anna Lisa Raymundo. Sheila eliminated her rival in a bloody knife attack?and then turned her rage on another victim she saw as an obstacle to her passions. M. Williams Phelps recounts the riveting story of a white-collar love triangle gone horribly wrong?and the terrifying infatuation that drove one woman to kill."--P. 4 of cover.
A journalist details how Norma Bowe, the professor of a popular class on the stages of dying, death and bereavement at Kean University in New Jersey, shows her students how to truly heal and live their lives through contemplating the end.
On Sarah A. Chrisman?s twenty-ninth birthday, her husband, Gabriel, presented her with a corset. The material and the design were beautiful but her mind immediately filled with unwelcome views. She?d heard how corsets affected the female body and what they represented, and she wanted none of it. However, Chrisman agreed to try on the garment and found it surprisingly enjoyable. The corset, she realized, was a tool of empowerment, not oppression. The desire to delve further into the Victorian lifestyle provided Chrisman with insight into issues of body image and how women, past and present, have seen and continue to see themselves.
O'Rourke looks at the way the post-war generation somehow came of age by never quite growing up and somehow created a better society by turning society upside down.
Journalist Jennifer Senior isolates and analyzes the many ways in which children reshape their parents' lives, whether it's their marriages, their jobs, their habits, their hobbies, their friendships, or their internal senses of self. She argues that changes in the last half century have radically altered the roles of today's mothers and fathers, making their mandates at once more complex and far less clear.
"Your baby knows more than you think. That's the heart of the principles and teachings of Magda Gerber, founder of RIE (Resources for Infant Educarers), and Educaring. Baby knows best is based on Gerber's belief in babies' natural abilities to develop at their own pace, without coaxing from helicoptering or hovering parents. The Educaring Approach helps parents see their infants as competent people with a growing ability to communicate, problem-solve, and self-soothe. Baby knows best is a comprehensive resource that shows parents how to respond to their babies' cues and signals; how to develop healthy sleep habits; why babies need uninterrupted playtime; and how to set clear, consistent limits. The result? More relaxed parents and more confident, self-reliant children."--Provided by publisher.
"A practical, accessible, and comprehensive guide to the health, legal, financial, emotional, and daily living challenges of caring for aging parents while raising your own family"--Page  of cover.
The former Republican Governor of Florida reveals how his positive regard for President Obama, concerns about fellow Republicans and witness to the GOP's transition toward extreme politics prompted his headline-making decision to switch parties, drawing on his experiences with both sides to outline recommendations for a productive two-party system.
"For twenty years, James Carville and Mary Matalin have held the mantle of the nation's most politically opposed, ideologically mismatched, and intensely opinionated couple... If nothing else, this new collaboration proves that after twenty years of marriage they can still manage to agree on a few things. 'Love & war' traces, in their two distinct voices, James and Mary's story from the end of the 1992 presidential campaign--where he managed Bill Clinton's electoral triumph while she suffered defeat as George H.W. Bush's key strategist--till now. Mary focuses on issues of family, faith, and foreign enemies and offers insights from her kitchen table as well as the White House Cabinet Room, while James's concentration is politics and love--the triumphant and troubled Clinton era, George W. Bush's complicated presidency, the election of Barack Obama, the rise of the corrosive partisanship that dominates political life in Washington today, and the overriding abiding romance he holds for his native Louisiana and his wife and children. Together, the Carville-Matalins reflect on raising two daughters in the pressure cooker of the nation's capital, and their momentous 2008 decision to leave D.C. and move their family to New Orleans. Post-Katrina, James and Mary's efforts to rebuild and promote that city have become a central part of their lives--and a poignant metaphor for moving the nation forward"-- Provided by publisher.
A guide to doing well on the SAT, written by a single mom with a desire to light a fire under her teenage son.
Discusses the history of modern American liberalism and how its roots were formed by a new class of politically self-conscious intellectuals in the 1920s who were trying to create a hierarchical society that despised the middle class.
"In What Addicts Know, Lawford recounts the inspiring stories and wisdom of recovering addicts, combining them with cutting-edge scientific findings to give hands-on, practical techniques for recognizing unhealthy impulses and managing them. If you're ready to change for the better your habits, your frame of mind, your relationships, your community, and your life, What Addicts Know is the resource that will educate and inspire you along the way."--www.Amazon.com.
"Eliot Ness is famous for leading the Untouchables against the notorious mobster Al Capone. But it turns out that the legendary Prohibition Bureau squad's daring raids were only the beginning. Ness's true legacy reaches far beyond Big Al and Chicago. Douglas Perry follows the lawman through his days in Chicago and into his forgotten second act. As the public safety director of Cleveland, Ness achieved his greatest success: purging the city of corruption so deep that the mob and the police were often one and the same. And it was here, too, that he faced one of his greatest challenges: a brutal, serial killer known as the Torso Murderer, who terrorized the city for years. Eliot Ness presents the first complete picture of the real Eliot Ness. Both fearless and shockingly shy, he inspired courage and loyalty in men twice his age, forged law-enforcement innovations that are still with us today, and earned acclaim and scandal from both his professional and personal lives. Through it all, he believed unwaveringly in the integrity of law and the basic goodness of his fellow Americans."--www.Amazon.com.
Documents the author's efforts to eat food produced within ten miles of her home in Puget Sound, Washington, exposing the cause-and-effect consequences of a processed-foods diet while sharing the stories of the farmers she befriended who epitomized the sustainable lifestyle.
A collection of the journals, fiction, letters and sketches of the late Esther Grace Earl, a young cancer patient who passed away in 2010 at the age of 16. Includes photographs and essays by family and friends that help tell Esther's courageous story, along with an introduction by the award-winning author who dedicated his #1 best-selling novel, The Fault in Our Stars, to Esther.