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  • The Green Library Planner: What Every Librarian Needs to Know Before Starting to Build or Renovate

    The Green Library Planner: What Every Librarian Needs to Know Before Starting to Build or Renovate

    Author/Actors/Director/etc.:   Terry Golson
    Format:   Paperback
    Publisher:   Scarecrow Press (2013, Sep 11th).
    Pages:   152


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  • Machine Made: Tammany Hall and the Creation of Modern American Politics

    Machine Made: Tammany Hall and the Creation of Modern American Politics

    Author/Actors/Director/etc.:   Kenneth D. Ackerman
    Format:   Hardcover
    Publisher:   Liveright; 1 edition (2014, Mar 3rd).
    Pages:   400

    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. more

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  • Barron's AP U.S. Government and Politics, 8th Edition

    Barron's AP U.S. Government and Politics, 8th Edition

    Author/Actors/Director/etc.:   Curt Lader M.Ed.
    Format:   Paperback
    Publisher:   Barron's Educational Series; 8 edition (2014, Feb 1st).
    Pages:   432


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  • The ALA Book of Library Grant Money, Ninth Edition

    The ALA Book of Library Grant Money, Ninth Edition

    Author/Actors/Director/etc.:   Susan Dowd
    Format:   Paperback
    Publisher:   Amer Library Assn Editions; 9 edition (2014, Feb 6th).
    Pages:   368


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  • Making the Most of Your Library Career

    Making the Most of Your Library Career

    Author/Actors/Director/etc.:   Lois Stickell
    Format:   Paperback
    Publisher:   Amer Library Assn Editions (2013, Nov 25th).
    Pages:   128


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  • Cooking Up a Storytime: Mix-And-Match Menus for Easy Programming

    Cooking Up a Storytime: Mix-And-Match Menus for Easy Programming

    Author/Actors/Director/etc.:   Lisa M. Shaia
    Format:   Paperback
    Publisher:   Amer Library Assn Editions (2014, Feb 24th).
    Pages:   200

    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. more

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  • Keeping the Faith Without a Religion

    Keeping the Faith Without a Religion

    Author/Actors/Director/etc.:   Roger Housden
    Format:   Hardcover
    Publisher:   Sounds True; 1 edition (2014, Mar 1st).
    Pages:   184

    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 . more

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  • Self-Management for Actors: Getting Down to (Show) Business

    Self-Management for Actors: Getting Down to (Show) Business

    Author/Actors/Director/etc.:   Bonnie Gillespie
    Format:   Paperback
    Publisher:   Cricket Feet Publishing; 4 edition (2013, Jan 7th).
    Pages:   440

    423 p. ; 22 cm. more

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  • The Double Life of Paul De Man

    The Double Life of Paul De Man

    Author/Actors/Director/etc.:   Evelyn Barish
    Format:   International Edition]
    Publisher:   Liveright; 1 edition (2014, Mar 17th).
    Pages:   564

    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. more

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  • Barron's SAT Subject Test in U.S. History, 2nd Edition

    Barron's SAT Subject Test in U.S. History, 2nd Edition

    Author/Actors/Director/etc.:   Kenneth Senter
    Format:   Paperback
    Publisher:   Barron's Educational Series; 2 edition (2014, Feb 1st).
    Pages:   640

    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. more

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