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America Is...
Louise Borden

Margaret K. McElderry Books, 2005

What is America? It is fifty states from the Atlantic coast to the Pacific Ocean and beyond. It is a flag of stars and stripes. It is farmers, miners, factory workers, bakers, and bankers. It is Niagara Falls and the Grand Canyon, swamps and desert. It is the stories of all of us, told together.


A is for America
Devin Scillian

Sleeping Bear Press, 2001

From the British and our Constitution that replaced their rule, to Yellowstone Park and Zane Grey's stories of the west, "A is for America" is a sweeping tribute to all we know and love about our country. With delightful poems that beg to be read aloud, and expository text to broaden a student's horizons, this American alphabet will make you fall in love with the United States over and over again. Bright, beautifully detailed illustrations from ...


The Wrong Enemy: America in Afghanistan, 2001-2014
Carlotta Gall

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2014

Carlotta Gall has reported from Afghanistan and Pakistan for almost the entire duration of the American invasion and occupation, beginning shortly after 9/11. She knows just how much this war has cost the Afghan people, and how much damage can be traced to Pakistan and its duplicitous government and intelligence forces. Now that American troops are withdrawing, it is time to tell the full history of how we have been fighting the wrong enemy, ...


Marvel's Captain America: The Winter Soldier: The Art of the Movie Slipcase
Marie Javins

Marvel, 2014

Continuing their popular ART OF series of movie tie-in books, Marvel presents its latest blockbuster achievement! Featuring exclusive concept artwork, behind-the-scenes photographs, production stills, and in-depth interviews with the cast and crew, THE ART OF CAPTAIN AMERICA: THE WINTER SOLDIER is a deluxe keepsake volume that provides an insider's look into the making of the highly-anticipated film directed by Joe and Anthony Russo, and ...


The Complete Cooking For Two Cookbook
Editors at America's Test Kitchen

Boston Common Press, 2014

The only comprehensive cookbook specially designed for a 2-person household--with more than 650 foolproof recipes scaled down for two. From breakfast to dinner, sides to desserts, plus slow cooking, vegetarian, and grilling--we include a wide range of cuisines. A perfect gift for newlyweds, small families, or empty nesters.


Baseball America 2014 Directory: 2014 Baseball Reference Information, Schedules, Addresses, Contacts, Phone & ...

Baseball America, 2014

The definitive guide to the 2014 baseball season with schedules, addresses, contact information, and much more. The 2014 Baseball America Directory is a comprehensive reference to the upcoming season, featuring major, minor, and independent league schedules, ballpark directions, organization listings, and club contact information. The 2014 Baseball America Directory is the ideal title for the baseball traveler. From schedules to personnel to ...


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 .


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 ...


Arab Winter Comes to America: The Truth About the War We're In
Robert Spencer

Regnery Publishing, 2014

Robert Spencer explains the driving forces behind the jihadists operating now in the US: Their beliefs, their associations, and the international jihad network that is working for the same goals around the globe -- including in the Arab spring uprisings.


America's Fiscal Constitution: Its Triumph and Collapse
Bill White

PublicAffairs, 2014

America's Fiscal Constitution: Its Triumph and Collapse (PublicAffairs, April 1, 2014) tells the remarkable story of federal leaders who imposed clear limits on the use of federal debt. For almost two centuries those limits allowed the federal government to borrow for only four purposes. That traditional fiscal constitution collapsed in 2001, when federal elected officials broke the traditional link between federal tax and ...


Shakespeare in America: An Anthology from the Revolution to Now (Library of America)

Library of America, 2014

“The history of Shakespeare in America,” writes James Shapiro in his introduction to this groundbreaking anthology, “is also the history of America itself.” Shakespeare was a central, inescapable part of America’s literary inheritance, and a prism through which crucial American issues—revolution, slavery, war, social justice—were refracted and understood. In tracing the many surprising forms this influence took, Shapiro draws on many ...


America's Public Lands: From Yellowstone to Smokey Bear and Beyond
Randall K. Wilson

Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, 2014

How it is that the United States—the country that cherishes the ideal of private property more than any other in the world—has chosen to set aside nearly one-third of its territory as public lands? Considering this intriguing question, Randall K. Wilson traces the often-forgotten ideas of nature that have shaped the evolution of America’s public land system. The result is a fresh and probing account of the most pressing policy and ...


A Is for America
Tanya Lee Stone

Price Stern Sloan, 2011

Little ones will love learning American history in Tanya Lee Stone's latest alphabet book. Rhyming couplets that flow through the alphabet help kids celebrate everything from the Constitution and the Declaration of Independence to Thomas Jefferson and Harriet Tubman!


The Most Dangerous Man in America: The Making of Douglas MacArthur
Mark Perry

Basic Books, 2014

At times, even his admirers seemed unsure of what to do with General Douglas MacArthur. Imperious, headstrong, and vain, MacArthur matched an undeniable military genius with a massive ego and a rebellious streak that often seemed to destine him for the dustbin of history. Yet despite his flaws, MacArthur is remembered as a brilliant commander whose combined-arms operation in the Pacific—the first in the history of warfare—secured America’s ...


Fútbol!: Why Soccer Matters in Latin America
Joshua H. Nadel

University Press of Florida, 2014

“Lively and fascinating. Nadel shows beautifully how soccer and politics have long been deeply intertwined, serving both to further state agendas and open up space for protest and contestation.”—Laurent Dubois, author of Soccer Empire   “In much of Latin America, soccer is more than a game. It is linked to each nation’s identity in similar yet unique ways. Nadel offers a comprehensive look at this process.”—Joseph L. Arbena, ...


Ms America and the Offing on Oahu (Beauty Queen Mysteries No. 1)

Bramerton Press, 2013

Customers who enjoy books by Janet Evanovich are sure to enjoy MS AMERICA AND THE OFFING ON OAHU, the debut mystery in a fast and hilariously funny series about how being a beauty queen can be murder … Ms Ohio Happy Pennington finds out it’s not all sequins and silicone when she competes on Oahu for the Ms America crown—the first national title of her life. When her fiercest competitor tumbles dead out of the isolation booth during the ...


Justice League of America Omnibus Vol. 1

DC Comics, 2014

This new hardcover omnibus collection spotlights the origins of the Justice League of America.  In these stories from Brave and the Bold #28-30 and Justice League of America #1-30, Superman, Batman, Aquaman, Flash, Green Lantern, Martian Manhunter, and Wonder Woman join forces to stand up against powerful intergalactic, mystical, and super-powered rogues such as Starro, Despero, Kanjar Ro, Dr. Destiny, Amos Fortune and Felix Faust!


Improving the Odds for America's Children: Future Directions in Policy and Practice
Kathleen McCartney, Hirokazu Yoshikawa, ...

Harvard Education Press, 2014

This landmark volume commemorates the fortieth anniversary of the Children's Defense Fund, which has been an uncompromising champion of American youth for all of those years. Yet the book looks not to the past but at our current circumstances--and at the challenges we must meet now and in the future on behalf of our young people. The book examines critical issues--prenatal and infant health and development, early child care and education, school ...


America's Forgotten Constitutions: Defiant Visions of Power and Community
Robert L. Tsai

Harvard University Press, 2014

The U.S. Constitution opens by proclaiming the sovereignty of all citizens: "We the People." Robert Tsai's gripping history of alternative constitutions invites readers into the circle of those who have rejected this ringing assertion--the defiant groups that refused to accept the Constitution's definition of who "the people" are and how their authority should be exercised. America's Forgotten Constitutions is the story of America as told ...


Bumble Bees of North America: An Identification Guide
Paul H. Williams, Robbin W. Thorp, ...

Princeton University Press, 2014

More than ever before, there is widespread interest in studying bumble bees and the critical role they play in our ecosystems. Bumble Bees of North America is the first comprehensive guide to North American bumble bees to be published in more than a century. Richly illustrated with color photographs, diagrams, range maps, and graphs of seasonal activity patterns, this guide allows amateur and professional naturalists to identify all 46 bumble ...



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