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Captain America Volume 4: The Iron Nail (Marvel Now)
Rick Remender

Marvel, 2014

Captain America, the super-soldier patriot of World War II...is gone! Left in his place is Jet Black, daughter of criminal mastermind Arnim Zola! As beauti ful as she is powerful, Jet Black must learn the laws of mortal men in New York City. But when the Nazi soldiers known as the S Men lure Black into evil, will she follow in her nefarious father's footsteps? Meanwhile, the Weapon Minus Program has been reopened...and Captain America is ...
  
  











  



  
Elmore Leonard: Four Novels of the 1970s: Fifty-Two Pickup / Swag / Unknown Man No. 89 / The Switch: (Library ...
Elmore Leonard

Library of America, 2014

The Library of America inaugurates its Elmore Leonard edition with four funny, street-smart early masterpieces, gathered in one volume for the first time: Blending gritty toughness and unpredictable violence with wild humor and an uncanny ear for the rhythms of ordinary speech, Elmore Leonard (1925–2013) was the most widely and enthusiastically admired crime novelist of his time. His genius for scene and dialogue led Time magazine to ...
  
  











  



  
Weeds of North America
Richard Dickinson, France Royer

University Of Chicago Press, 2014

“What is a weed, ” opined Emerson, “but a plant whose virtues have not yet been discovered?” While that may be a worthy notion in theory, these plants of undiscovered virtue cause endless hours of toil for backyard gardeners. Wherever they take root, weeds compete for resources, and most often win. They also wreak havoc on industry—from agriculture to golf courses to civic landscape projects, vast amounts of money are spent to ...
  
  











  



  
Reign of Error: The Hoax of the Privatization Movement and the Danger to America's Public Schools (Vintage)
Diane Ravitch

Vintage, 2014

From one of the foremost authorities on education in the United States, former U.S. assistant secretary of education, an incisive, comprehensive look at today’s American school system that argues against those who claim it is broken and beyond repair; an impassioned but reasoned call to stop the privatization movement that is draining students and funding from our public schools.    In a chapter-by-chapter breakdown she puts forth a plan ...
  
  











  



  
The Make Ahead Cook
Editors at America's Test Kitchen

Cook's Illustrated, 2014

Everyone knows the benefits of home cooking--tastier, healthier meals and significant savings. But some nights there's just no time to make dinner from scratch, and it can seem as though the only solution is to reach for a takeout menu. Now America's Test Kitchen has a better answer: The Make-Ahead Cook. This new cookbook reinvents make-ahead cooking so that you can cook when you want and still eat well every night of the week. While most ...
  
  











  



  
Wines of South America: The Essential Guide
Evan Goldstein

University of California Press, 2014

The most comprehensive guide to the wines of the entire continent, Wines of South America introduces readers to the astounding quality and variety of wines that until recently have been enjoyed, for the most part, only locally. Master Sommelier Evan Goldstein leads wine enthusiasts on an exciting geographical journey across ten countries, describing the wines, grapes, and regions of each. Goldstein begins the tour with a continental ...
  
  











  



  
Americas: The Changing Face of Latin America and the Caribbean, 3rd Edition
Peter Winn

University of California Press, 2006

Stunning in its sweep, Americas is the most authoritative history available of contemporary Latin America and the Caribbean. From Mexico to Tierra del Fuego, and from Cuba to Trinidad and Tobago, Americas examines the historical, demographic, political, social, cultural, religious, and economic trends in the region. For this new edition Peter Winn has provided a new preface and made revisions throughout to include the most up-to-date ...
  
  











  



  
America: Imagine a World without Her
Dinesh D'Souza

Regnery Publishing, 2014

#1 New York Times Bestseller Is America a source of pride, as Americans have long held, or shame, as Progressives allege? Beneath an innocent exterior, are our lives complicit in a national project of theft, expropriation, oppression, and murder, or is America still the hope of the world? Dinesh D'Souza says these questions are no mere academic exercise. It is the Progressive view that is taught in our schools, that is preached by ...
  
  











  



  
American Monsters: A History of Monster Lore, Legends, and Sightings in America
Linda S. Godfrey

Tarcher, 2014

From pre-Columbian legends to modern-day eyewitness accounts, this comprehensive guide covers the history, sightings and lore surrounding the most mysterious monsters in America—including Bigfoot, the Jersey Devil, and more. Bigfoot, the chupacabra, and thunderbirds aren’t just figments of our overactive imaginations—according to thousands of eyewitnesses, they exist, in every corner of the United States. Throughout America’s ...
  
  











  



  
United States of LEGO®: A Brick Tour of America

Skyhorse Publishing, 2014

United States of LEGO takes readers on a journey across America that has never been seen before. Photographer Jeff Friesen composes artful LEGO brick dioramas, each revealing a scene with a witty caption that celebrates what makes every American state unique, incorporating toy-scale monuments, colorful citizens going about their daily lives, and new spins on state history. Here is a fresh vision of every state assembled with bricks, from ...
  
  











  



  
Rereading America: Cultural Contexts for Critical Thinking and Writing
Gary Colombo, Robert Cullen, ...

Bedford/St. Martin's, 2013

Rereading America remains the most widely adopted book of its kind because of its unique approach to the issue of cultural diversity. Unlike other multicultural composition readers that settle for representing the plurality of American voices and cultures, Rereading America encourages students to grapple with the real differences in perspectives that arise in our complex society. With extensive editorial apparatus that puts readings from the ...
  
  











  



  
Captain America Epic Collection: Society of Serpents
Michael Carlin, Mark Gruenwald, ...

Marvel, 2014

Snakes. Why did it have to be snakes? Prepare for an ophidian infestation as the sinister Sidewinder assembles a slithering squadron of super villains for sale, under the sensational sobriquet of the Serpent Society! But the Sentinel of Liberty must face this new threat alone, after his partner Nomad's very sense of self is called into question during a life-changing encounter with the maniacal Madcap! The identity crisis continues when Hawkeye ...
  
  











  



  
America
Jean Baudrillard

Verso, 2010

From the sierras of New Mexico to the streets of New York and LA by night—”a sort of luminous, geometric, incandescent immensity”—Baudrillard mixes aperçus and observations with a wicked sense of fun to provide a unique insight into the country that dominates our world. In this new edition, leading cultural critic and novelist Geoff Dyer offers a thoughtful and perceptive take on the continued resonance of Baudrillard’s America .
  
  











  



  
The How Can It Be Gluten Free Cookbook
Editors at America's Test Kitchen

Cook's Illustrated, 2014

Successful gluten free recipes require more than just new ingredients. You need new techniques and that's where our test kitchen team can help. We tried thousands of recipes (most were pretty awful) before we figured out the secrets to making favorite foods without gluten. In this landmark book, we tell what works (and why) so you can successfully prepare lasagna, fried chicken, and fresh pasta in your kitchen. And we have reinvented the rules ...
  
  











  



  
Immigrant America: A Portrait
Alejandro Portes, Rubén G. Rumbaut

University of California Press, 2014

This revised, updated, and expanded fourth edition of Immigrant America: A Portrait provides readers with a comprehensive and current overview of immigration to the United States in a single volume. Updated with the latest available data, Immigrant America explores the economic, political, spatial, and linguistic aspects of immigration; the role of religion in the acculturation and social integration of foreign minorities; and the ...
  
  











  



  
Louisa May Alcott: Work, Eight Cousins, Rose in Bloom, Stories & Other Writings: (Library of America #256)
Louisa May Alcott

Library of America, 2014

Pioneering feminist novels and rare stories from the author of Little Women : After the success of her beloved masterpiece Little Women , Louisa May Alcott brought her genius for characterization and eye for detail to a series of revolutionary novels and stories that are remarkable in their forthright assertion of women’s rights. This second volume of The Library of America’s Alcott edition gathers these works for the first time, ...
  
  











  



  
America the Beautiful: Rediscovering What Made This Nation Great
Ben Carson M.D.

Zondervan, 2013

What is America becoming? Or, more importantly, what can she be if we reclaim a vision for the things that made her great in the first place? In America the Beautiful , Dr. Ben Carson helps us learn from our past in order to chart a better course for our future. From his personal ascent from inner-city poverty to international medical and humanitarian acclaim, Carson shares experiential insights that help us understand … what is good ...
  
  











  



  
America: A Narrative History (Brief Ninth Edition) (Vol. 1)
George Brown Tindall, David E. Shi

W. W. Norton & Company, 2012

A book students love, in a more concise format. America has sold more than 1.8 million copies over the past eight editions because it’s a book that students enjoy reading. Effective storytelling, colorful anecdotes, and biographical sketches make the narrative absorbing and the material more memorable. The Brief Ninth Edition is 20% shorter, and includes refreshed and updated coverage of African American history, and has been streamlined ...
  
  











  



  
America: A Narrative History (Brief Ninth Edition) (Vol. 2)
George Brown Tindall, David E. Shi

W. W. Norton & Company, 2012

A book students love, in a more concise format. America has sold more than 1.8 million copies over the past eight editions because it’s a book that students enjoy reading. Effective storytelling, colorful anecdotes, and biographical sketches make the narrative absorbing and the material more memorable. The Brief Ninth Edition is 20% shorter, and includes refreshed and updated coverage of African American history, and has been streamlined ...
  
  











  



  
Being Miss America: Behind the Rhinestone Curtain (Discovering America)
Kate Shindle

University of Texas Press, 2014

For nearly a hundred years, young women have competed for the title of Miss America—although what it means to wear the crown and be our "ideal" has changed dramatically over time. The Miss America Pageant began as a bathing beauty contest in 1920s Atlantic City, New Jersey, sponsored by businessmen trying to extend the tourist season beyond Labor Day. In the post–World War II years, the pageant evolved into a national coronation of an ...
  
  











  








   



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