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Pius XII and the Holocaust: Understanding the Controversy - José M. SánchezPope Pius XII's alleged silence in the face of the destruction of the European Jews during World War II has been the subject of a fierce controversy that has continued unabated ever since Rolf Hochhuth's The Deputy made the charge in 1963. Numerous critics have accused Pius of everything from deliberate anti-Semitism to collusion with the Nazi regime, while equally partisan defenders have argued that his silent diplomacy saved hundreds of thousands of Jews and other innocent victims from Nazi terror. So contentious has Pius' role become that the phrase the silence of Pius XII has taken on a life
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The Secret Garden - Frances Hodgson BurnettWhat secrets lie behind the doors at Misselthwaite Manor? Recently arrived at her uncle's estate, orphaned Mary Lennox is spoiled, sickly, and certain she won't enjoy living there. Then she discovers the arched doorway into an overgrown garden, shut up since the death of her aunt ten years earlier. Mary soon begins transforming it into a thing of beauty--unaware that she is changing too. But Misselthwaite hides another secret, as Mary discovers one night. High in a dark room, away from the rest of the house, lies her young cousin, Colin, who believes he is an incurable invalid, destined to die
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The Automobile and American Life - John HeitmannThis is the story of how the essence of life in America changed because of the widespread adoption of the automobile, the people and institutions behind those changes, and how American car culture has been represented in film, song, poetry and literature. The book covers the automobile from its inception as a mechanical curiosity and later a plaything for the well-to-do; Henry Ford and the rise of the machine age; competition and the evolving consumer in the 1920s; the development of roads and the accompanying road culture; religion, gender, courtship and sex; the Great Depression; World War II;
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The Computer and the Brain - John von Neumann, Paul M. Churchland, Patricia S. ChurchlandThis work represents the views of a mathematician on the analogies between computing machines and the living human brain.
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Cinematic Sociology: Social Life in Film - Jean-Anne Sutherland, Kathryn FelteyThe only text of its kind to explore central topics in sociology through feature films This one-of-a-kind text takes readers beyond watching movies; it helps them see films sociologically and develops critical thinking and analytical skills that will be useful in college coursework and beyond. Cinematic Sociology's 15 essays from expert scholars in sociology and cultural studies explore the ways social life is presented-distorted, magnified, or politicized- in popular film. Exploring a variety of captivating classic and current films such as Forty Year Old Virgin, The Devil Wears Prada, North
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December
Governing America: The Politics of a Divided Democracy - Bob HanckeThis textbook was designed for first-time students of American politics. Written by an international team of experts, this volume offers an accessible and comprehensive examination of American politics both before and after September 11. Divided into four parts, the volume opens with an introduction to the main theoretical and historical surveys of American politics and foreign policy. Part two analyzes the key institutions of American government, part three examines a range of public policies and part four assesses a series of contemporary issues and controversies.
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Maya 6 for Windows and Macintosh - Danny RiddellImagine being able to add a luscious mane of long, flowing hair to your Maya-created action heroine--and then being able to braid it, curl it, and style it to your heat's desire. With Maya 6 and this task-based guide, you can do that and a lot more on the way to creating ever more sophisticated 3D worlds with Alias' newly updated modeling and animation software. In this eagerly anticipated update to everybody's favorite Maya tome, best-selling author Danny Riddell uses a combination of task-based instruction and strong visual aids to take you step by step through all of today's Maya's essentials:
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Teaching Music in the Secondary Schools - Charles R. HofferWritten by a past president of Music Educator's National Conference (MENC) and participant in the creation of National Standards, this is the fifth edition of a book that has dominated its specialized market for the past 35 years. It offers practical coverage of all aspects of choral and instrumental music.