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October
Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass - Frederick DouglassBorn into a family of slaves, Frederick Douglass educated himself through sheer determination. His unconquered will to triumph over his circumstances makes his one of America’s best and most unlikely success stories. Douglass’ own account of his journey from slave to one of America’s great statesmen, writers, and orators is as fascinating as it is inspiring. This Prestwick House Literary Touchstone Edition includes a glossary and reader’s notes to help the modern reader contend with Douglass’ nineteenth-century style and vocabulary.
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October
Rules of Thumb for Business Writers Rules of Thumb for Business Writers - Diana Wienbroer, Elaine Hughes, Jay Silverman"Rules of Thumb for Business Writers "offers busy professionals solutions to most on-the-job writing challenges. Brief, to-the-point chapters cover all the basics, including reports, resumes, speeches, memos, letters, and PowerPoint, with tips for meeting deadlines and managing paper flow. This edition contains new information on Internet research and communications technology, with examples, sample documents, and a resource list.
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October
Not for Profit: Why Democracy Needs the Humanities - Martha C. NussbaumIn this short and powerful book, celebrated philosopher Martha Nussbaum makes a passionate case for the importance of the liberal arts at all levels of education. Historically, the humanities have been central to education because they have rightly been seen as essential for creating competent democratic citizens. But recently, Nussbaum argues, thinking about the aims of education has gone disturbingly awry both in the United States and abroad. Anxiously focused on national economic growth, we increasingly treat education as though its primary goal were to teach students to be economically
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October
Come Look With Me: American Indian Art (Come Look with Me) (Come Look with Me) - Stephanie SalomonWell suited for both individual and classroom use, American Indian Art pairs quality art reproductions with thought-provoking questions, encouraging children to learn through visual exploration and interaction. Thoughtful text introduces the world and work of the artist, making the most of a child's natural curiosity. What clues tell you that this is a mask for a horse? Point to and name the animals you can find on the side of the canoe. How many different shapes can you find in these wooden house posts? How many different colors? Children will learn new ways of looking at and understanding Hopi
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October
Principles of Physical Chemistry - Lionel M. RaffThis easy-to-read volume, designed to bring users to a functional level of literacy in the use, practice, appreciation and execution of physical chemistry principles and methods is designed to promote understanding. The text presents all the theories and equations relevant to classical thermodynamics, quantum mechanics and bonding, spectroscopy, statistical mechanics, kinetics and dynamics. For individuals interested in mastering the basic principles and methods of physical chemistry, including chemical engineers.
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October
Worlds of Fiction (2nd Edition) - Roberta Rubenstein, Charles R. LarsonThis unique anthology of 129 short stories encompasses both Western and non-western writing and includes a diverse representation of ethnic voices from within the United States as well as less-frequently-anthologized stories by well-known writers and a substantial number of selections by women. It includes both classic and contemporary stories that reflect thematic, aesthetic, and cultural variety: diversity of styles, subjects and points of view as well as diversity of cultural, historical, and gender perspectives. Headnotes and questions for each story provide contextual enhancement and
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October
When Heaven and Earth Changed Places: A Vietnamese Woman's Journey from War to Peace - Le Ly Hayslip, Jay WurtsIt is said that in war heaven and earth change places not once, but many times. When Heaven and Earth Changed Places is the haunting memoir of a girl on the verge of womanhood in a world turned upside down. The youngest of six children in a close-knit Buddhist family, Le Ly Hayslip was twelve years old when U.S. helicopters langed in Ky La, her tiny village in central Vietnam. As the government and Viet Cong troops fought in and around Ky La, both sides recruited children as spies and saboteurs. Le Ly was one of those children.Before the age of sixteen, Le Ly had suffered near-starvation,
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October
Whitewashing Britain: Race and Citizenship in the Postwar Era - Kathleen PaulKathleen Paul challenges the usual explanation for the racism of post-war British policy. According to standard historiography, British public opinion forced the Conservative government to introduce legislation stemming the flow of dark-skinned immigrants and thereby altering an expansive nationality policy that had previously allowed all British subjects free entry into the United Kingdom. Paul's extensive archival research shows, however, that the racism of ministers and senior functionaries led rather than followed public opinion. In the late 1940s, the Labour government faced a birthrate
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October
Security Analysis: Principles and Technique - Benjamin Graham, David L. Dodd, Charles TathamWith nearly a million copies sold, "Security Analysis" has been continuously in print for more than sixty years. No investment book in history had either the immediate impact, or the long-term relevance and value, of its first edition in 1934. By 1951, seventeen years past its original publication and more than a decade beyond its revised and acclaimed 1940 second edition, authors Benjamin Graham and David Dodd had seen business and investment markets travel from the depths of Depression to the heights of recovery, and had observed investor behavior during both the calm of peacetime and the chaos
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October
Introduction to Computer Science with C++ - Kenneth A. Lambert, Douglas W. Nance, Thomas L. NapsThis is the only C++ textbook on the market that provides complete coverage of CS1 and CS2 in one volume. This book focuses on traditional CS1 and CS2 topics, while developing object-oriented programs. The software life cycle is emphasized throughout, with numerous case studies of varying size and complexity. The first third of the book covers program design with calculation, functions, control structures, and the use of objects. Beginning in Chapter 8, the next third of the book covers user-defined classes, inheritance, polymorphism, arrays, complexity analysis, and the development of abstract