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The Meursault Investigation

Kamel Daoud · Other Press
Format: Print book

"This response to Camus's The Stranger is at once a love story and a political manifesto about post-colonial Algeria, Islam, and the irrelevance of Arab lives. He was the brother of "the Arab" killed by the infamous Meursault, the antihero of Camus's classic novel....
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Artsy Toddler Storytimes: A Year's Worth of Ready-To-Go Programming

Carol Garnett Hopkins · ALA Neal-Schuman
Format: Paperback

Here are 52 ready-to-go storytimes with a difference art activities for use with toddlers ages 1 to 3 years old. Each plan is based around a theme familiar to children including bears, bugs, springtime, community workers, clothing and hats, flowers and gardens, weather, music, pets, transportation,...
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Rich, Free, and Miserable: The Failure of Success in America

John Brueggemann · Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
Pages: 244
Format: Hardcover

Compared to much of the rest of the world, America and its citizens are rich. But many people are also deeply miserable--at work, at home, or both. In this provocative book, author John Brueggemann unpacks why so many people are struggling, both emotionally and financially, in a nation...
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Days of Destruction, Days of Revolt

Chris Hedges · Nation Books; First Edition edition
Format: Hardcover

Two years ago, Pulitzer Prize winner Chris Hedges and award-winning cartoonist and journalist Joe Sacco set out to take a look at the sacrifice zones, those areas in America that have been offered up for exploitation in the name of profit, progress, and technological advancement. They wanted...
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Distant Reading

Franco Moretti · Verso
Pages: 224
Format:  Book : EnglishView all editions and formats

WINNER OF THE NATIONAL BOOK CRITICS CIRCLE AWARD How does a literary historian end up thinking in terms of z-scores, principal component analysis, and clustering coefficients? The essays in Distant Reading led to a new and often contested paradigm of literary analysis. In presenting them...
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The Poems of Octavio Paz

Octavio Paz · New Directions; 1 edition
Pages: 592
Format: Hardcover

Here at last is the first retrospective collection of Paz's poetry to span his entire writing career, from the first published poem, at age seventeen, to his magnificent last poem; the whole is assiduously edited and translated by acclaimed essayist Eliot Weinberger - who has been translating...
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The Constitution and 9/11: Recurring Threats to America's Freedoms

Louis Fisher · University Press of Kansas
Pages: 394
Format: Hardcover

The announced purpose of U.S. antiterrorist policies after 9/11 was to bring democracy and the rule of law to the Middle East. At home, those values were regularly threatened by illegal, unconstitutional, secret, and unaccountable programs. The Bush administration claimed that terrorists...
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Nomadland: Surviving America in the Twenty-First Century

JESSICA BRUDER · W. W. Norton & Company
Pages: 273
Format: Hardcover

The end of retirement?From the beet fields of North Dakota to the National Forest campgrounds of California to Amazon's CamperForce program in Texas, employers have discovered a new, low-cost labor pool, made up largely of transient older Americans. Finding that social security comes up short,...
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Understanding Toxicology: A Biological Approach

Steven D Mercurio · Jones & Bartlett Learning
Pages: 952
Format: Paperback

Understanding Toxicology is a comprehensive study of toxicants and their impact on all levels of biology--from cell, to complex organism, to ecosystem. Unlike other texts of its kind, this text is uniquely structured by biological system, making it easy for readers to understand the impact...
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The Annotated African American Folktales

Henry Louis Gates Jr. · Liveright
Pages: 704
Format: Hardcover

These nearly 150 African American folktales animate our past and reclaim a lost cultural legacy to redefine American literature.Drawing from the great folklorists of the past while expanding African American lore with dozens of tales rarely seen before, The Annotated African American Folktales...
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Campus Visits and College Interviews

The College Board · College Board; Third Edition edition
Format: Book

Campus Visits and College Interviews from The College Board teaches you how to get the most out of your campus visits, and get the stress out of your college interviews.Updated to give the pros and cons of college Web sites and "virtual visits," and reformatted with easy-to-use...
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Remedy and Reaction: The Peculiar American Struggle over Health Care Reform

Paul Starr · Yale University Press; 1 edition
Format: Hardcover

In no other country has health care served as such a volatile flashpoint of ideological conflict. America has endured a century of rancorous debate on health insurance, and despite the passage of legislation in 2010, the battle is not yet over. This book is a history of how and why the United...
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Lean Library Management: Eleven Strategies for Reducing Costs and Improving Services

Warren Graham · Neal-Schuman Publishers, Inc.; 1 edition
Pages: 175
Format: Paperback

Libraries today face reduced budgets, increased customer expectations, and aggressive competition from web-based information sources. Management guru John Huber, a pioneer and leader in the Lean Manufacturing movement, has worked as a consultant with libraries across North America. In this...
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GRE Prep 2018: Practice Tests Proven Strategies Online

KAPLAN. · Kaplan Publishing
Pages: 696
Format: Paperback

GRE Prep 2018 is an online and book prep system that covers the essentials of the GRE to help you score higher on Test Day. You'll get one-year access to an online center with realistic practice tests to help you score higher on the GRE. GRE Prep 2018 features: * Full-length practice...
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