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Author/Actors/Director/etc.: Terry GolsonMore Info | Google Books | Check Availability
Publisher: Scarecrow Press (2013, Sep 11th).
Author/Actors/Director/etc.: Kenneth D. Ackerman
Publisher: Liveright; 1 edition (2014, Mar 3rd).
Publishers Weekly12/02/2013 New York's Tammany Hall long symbolized urban corruption and boss politics, satirized memorably by cartoonist Thomas Nast and condemned by WASP "clean" government reformers. An unjust verdict, historian and author Golway (Irish Rebel: John Devoy and America's Fight for Ireland's Freedom) argues convincingly in this headlong narrative. Gotham's classic Democratic machine, which can stand in for many others since then, was less a corrupt organization than an effective political vehicle of ethnic, especially Irish-American, aspirations. Golway's take isn't new, but never has the story been told so well or with greater strength. Yes, Tammany members and followers sometimes used strong-arm street methods and vote-buying to get their way, and New York's Irish repaid the anti-Catholicism they encountered with equally ugly anti-black racism. moreMore Info | Google Books | Check Availability
Author/Actors/Director/etc.: Curt Lader M.Ed.More Info | Google Books | Check Availability
Publisher: Barron's Educational Series; 8 edition (2014, Feb 1st).
Author/Actors/Director/etc.: Susan DowdMore Info | Google Books | Check Availability
Publisher: Amer Library Assn Editions; 9 edition (2014, Feb 6th).
Author/Actors/Director/etc.: Lisa M. Shaia
Publisher: Amer Library Assn Editions (2014, Feb 24th).
Anderson-Newham sees many similarities between the preparation of delicious food and the preparation of exceptional storytimes. She has compiled a storytime cookbook, from the basics of creation of appropriate opportunities for learning, to the ingredients of books, fingerplays, and activities, to a series of "menus" for storytimes. moreMore Info | Google Books | Check Availability
Author/Actors/Director/etc.: Roger Housden
Publisher: Sounds True; 1 edition (2014, Mar 1st).
What is faith? It is not something we must receive from a religion, nor is it a quality we must abandon in order to become rational. "Faith," writes bestselling author Roger Housden, "implies a basic trust in the way life weaves its patterns-an awareness that is not passive or fatalistic, but actively engaged with and accepting all of life's twists and turns." At a time when more and more people self-identify as "spiritual but not religious," Housden's new book Keeping the Faith Without a Religion offers us a way to recognize and embrace the extraordinary mystery of our lives without resorting to dogmatic beliefs or nihilistic scientism. He invites us to investigate: . Faith and belief-how the unattainable desire for certainty has come to replace our true understanding of faith . moreMore Info | Google Books | Check Availability
Author/Actors/Director/etc.: Bonnie Gillespie
Publisher: Cricket Feet Publishing; 4 edition (2013, Jan 7th).
423 p. ; 22 cm. more
More Info | Google Books | Check AvailabilityAuthor/Actors/Director/etc.: Evelyn Barish
Format: International Edition]
Publisher: Liveright; 1 edition (2014, Mar 17th).
Publishers Weekly11/18/2013 Paul de Man, a highly respected comparative literature professor whose critical theories laid the foundations for deconstructionism, fell from grace five years after his death in 1983 when it was discovered that he collaborated with the Nazis during WWII and wrote an anti-Semitic article for the Belgian newspaper Le Soir (volé). In this engrossing, meticulously researched biography, Barish (Emerson: The Roots of Prophecy) reconstructs the events of de Man's life, contextualizing his duplicity. Two major influences were his closed-lip family and his uncle, Henri de Man, a prominent socialist who, following the Nazi occupation of Belgium in 1940, openly advocated collaboration. Without justifying his behavior, Barish, in her vivid recreation of life in war-time Brussels, shows how de Man and many of his colleagues saw writing propaganda as an opportunity for literary advancement, with Germany's triumph a foregone conclusion. moreMore Info | Google Books | Check Availability
Author/Actors/Director/etc.: Kenneth Senter
Publisher: Barron's Educational Series; 2 edition (2014, Feb 1st).
Offers information on test-taking strategies and tips for answering multiple-choice questions, chapter reviews covering all historical eras, and four full-length practice tests with answers and explanations. moreMore Info | Google Books | Check Availability