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"In Twee, journalist and cultural observer Marc Spitz surveys the rising Twee movement in music, art, film, fashion, food and politics and examines the cross-pollinated generation that embodies it?from aging hipsters to nerd girls, indie snobs to idealistic industrialists. Spitz outlines the history of twee?the first strong, diverse, and wildly influential youth movement since Punk in the ?70s and Hip Hop in the ?80s?showing how awkward glamour and fierce independence has become part of the zeitgeist"--From publisher description.

Describes the evolving changes to campaign financing in the United States over the past ten years and discusses the potential impact that ultra-wealthy benefactors, greedy consultants, and secret donor summits will have on upcoming elections.

"... 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.

"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.

"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

The former NFL player, model, and television actor examines his disadvantaged childhood and long-time marriage to share advice on how to be a responsible family man while maintaining one's masculinity and sense of humor.

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.

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

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.

Provides a guide for becoming a successful angel investor, from identifying new opportunities to structuring investments in order to maximize returns.

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.

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.

Kailyn Lowry, the feisty, tattooed beauty whose determination to raise her son on her own terms has been documented on MTV's hit series "Teen mom 2," opens up in this raw memoir about her painful past and offers an inspiring account of a young girl's resolve to survive and succeed.

"... 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.

"... 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.

Cynthia Ulrich Tobias introduces the variety of learning styles that shape the way students interpret their world. Once these approaches are understood, parents and teachers can become far more effective in helping children grasp confusing concepts, stay interested in lessons, and utilize their strengths.

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.

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