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Peoples of the earth: ethnonationalism,
democracy, and the indigenous challenge
in other authors

Martin Edwin Andersen, SAIS '81

"Peoples of the Earth is a rich and well documented work that not only covers several dimensions of the problem of incorporation of indigenous peoples, but also follows a clear agenda that aims at intervention and influencing policy design." (Journal Of Multilingual And Multicultural Development) 

ISBN: 0739143921

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Outfitting the Offshore Cruising Sailboat

Peter Berman, A&S '67

This book discusses the gear that any well found offshore cruiser requires and the necessary refits involved with older production sailboats. Hopefully it will encourage adventurous souls to undertake blue water voyaging even if they have modest budgets.

ISBN: 9780939837991

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Soaring! New Thinking on Leadership

Heidi Boerstler, SPH '79

Professor Boerstler presents leaders and others with new ways of thinking and possible choices that put them on the path to new possibilities - SOARING!

ISBN: 9781461099079

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Instant: The Story of Polaroid

Christopher Bonanos, A&S '90

A history of the hottest tech company of its time.

ISBN: 9781646890858

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Five Hundred Buildings of Paris

Kathy Borrus, A&S '98

Kathy Borrus recounts the history, architecture, and significance of each building and includes an introduction to Parisian neighborhoods. Organized by arrondissement, the book contains 500 duotone photographs of the buildings. Photography by Jorg Brokmann and James Driscoll. It is now available in a Kindle edition.

ISBN: 1579128580

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Law for the Expert Witness 4th Edition

Daniel Bronstein, A&S '63

Legal issues that face an expert witness when preparing and delivering testimony for a court.

ISBN: 9781439851562

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Distributed Sensor Networks

Richard Brooks, Engr '79

Reference book on research in sensor networks

ISBN: 1584883839

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Disruptive Security Technologies with Mobile Code and Peer-to-Peer Networks

Richard Brooks, Engr '79

Computer and network security

ISBN: 0849322723

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The Interrogator

Glenn Carle, SAIS '85

IA officer Carle led the interrogation of one of the top al-Qa'ida detainees, and wrestles with the rendition, detention, interrogation and torture policies of the Bush Administration.  A haunting tale of ethical duty and honor, it has been called the best book about the CIA ever written.

ISBN: 9781568586755

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Living and Dying on Death Row in America

Diane Christian, A&S '73

The book explores life on Death Row, as well as the convoluted and arbitrary judicial processes that populate all Death Rows. It documents the capriciousness of capital punishment and captures the day-to-day experiences of inmates in the official "nonperiod" between sentencing and execution. Included is a DVD of Jackson & Christian's 1979 film Death Row.

ISBN: 9780807835395

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Dress Casual: How College Students Redefined American Style

Deirdre Clemente, A&S '96

As Deirdre Clemente shows in this lively history of fashion on American college campuses, whether it's jeans and sneakers or khakis with a polo shirt, chances are college kids made it cool. The modern casual American wardrobe, Clemente argues, was born in the classrooms, dormitories, fraternity and sorority houses, and gyms of universities and colleges across the country.

ISBN: 9781469614076

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100,000 Hearts: A Surgeon’s Memoir

Denton Cooley, Med '44

Pioneering surgeon Dr. Denton Cooley astounded the world in 1969 when he implanted a total artificial heart in a human being. In his memoir, he sets the record straight about this and other events and recounts the formative influences that led him to become the world’s most prolific heart surgeon.

ISBN: 0976669773

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So You Wanna Be A Doctor?? The Untold Stories of Medical, Dental and Veterinary Residents

Shermian Daniel, MD, A&S '02

A collection of real-life stories told by actual doctors in various medical, dental, and veterinary specialties.  Perfect for any student interested in the health professions - tips and tools for ultimate success!

ISBN: 9780578041452

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Salt in Our Blood; T Memoir of a Fisherman's Wife

Michelle Eder, A&S '96

Story of a commercial fisherman's wife, who is both a mother and an attorney;set against the sudden loss at sea of their oldest son, Ben, it is a tale of indescribable sadness but also one of resilience and courage. 

ISBN: 9781892076441

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Under the Cover of War: The Zionist Expulsion of the Palestinians

Rosemarie Esber, SAIS '88

 An important resource for anyone seeking to understand the full story of the 1948 Palestine war and the roots of the Arab-Israeli conflict. Under the Cover of War meticulously documents and poignantly recounts the first phase of the Zionist conquest of Palestine and the expulsion of the indigenous Palestinians--an estimated 84 percent of them were children under 15, pregnant and nursing mothers, the elderly, and the infirm.

ISBN: 9780981513171

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A Colony at War: Bermuda in the global fight against fascism, 1939-1945

Jonathan Evans, A&S '85, SAIS '86

A detailed scholarly study of Bermuda's surprisingly large role and unusual experiences of the Second World War; available exclusively through lulu.com.

ISBN: N/A

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Electromgnetism: Nature's Force That Shapes Our Lives

Lawrence Fagg, A&S '53

The book describes how, of the four forces of nature, it is the electromagnetic force that activates all of the nature around us as well as our bodies and brains. It has been harnessed throughout evolution and is indispensable in virtually all of modernn technology. It is intended to convey the wonder ofhow this one force can do so much to enable our lives.

ISBN: 9781908062543

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Importing Democracy: The Role of NGOs in South Africa, Tajikistan and Argentina

Julie Fisher, SAIS '65 '77

Nothing has so discredited the attempt to export democracy as the Iraq and Afghan wars. Democratization NGOs, with a more lasting impact than street protests, import democratic ideas and help recover local democratic traditions.

ISBN: 9780923993474

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Kent Island, The Land That One Was Eden

Janet Freedman, A&S '99

A memoir & historical research of Kent Island before the bridge.

ISBN: 0938420844

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Measure of a Nation

Howard Friedman, Medicine '99

This book focuses on how to improve America by first comparing its performance with thirteen competitive industrial nations, then identifying the best practices found throughout the world that can be adopted here in the United States. Friedman lays out some disturbing facts about America's lack of competitiveness in five key areas: health, education, safety, equality, and even democracy.

ISBN: 9781616145699

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They Left Us Behind

Jack (John) Freeze, McCoy College '65

The story of a young girl and her family from Vietnam that try to escape to America by boat. True story from the actual diary.

ISBN: 9781450273572

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A Medical Odyssey from Vietnam to Afghanistan

Ronald J. Glasser, Med '65

Told from personal experience, Dr. Glasser traces the changing nature of warfare from jungles of Vietnam to streets and mountains of Iraq and Afghanistan and the physical and psychological damage of wounds to troops in U.S. Army and Marine Corps.  Broken Bodies is being considered for the American Library Association's Most Important Non-fiction Books list.

ISBN: 1933909471

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Ward 402

Ronald J. Glasser, Med '65

WARD 402, a New York Times Bestseller, is the story of an intern on the children?s ward of a great hospital who is confronted by the angry parents of a dying child as extraordinary means are used to keep her alive. "A powerful documentary novel" Literary Guild Magazine
 
ISBN: 0671803891

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365 Days

Ronald J. Glasser, Med '65

In this gripping account of the human cost of the Vietnam War, Ron Glasser offers an unparalleled description of the horror endured daily by those on the front lines.  Over 200,000 copies sold.  Translated into 50 languages.  "The best book to come out of Vietnam."  - David Mamet

ISBN:0807615277

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The Vietnam War in American Memory: Veterans, Memorials, and the Politics of Healing

Patrick Hagopian, A&S '93

A study of the commemoration of the Vietnam War, which examines the centrality of Vietnam veterans around whom a politically motivated discourse of national reunification or "healing" coalesced, overcoming the division and dissent of the war years.

ISBN: 9781558496934

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Wm & H'ry: Literature, Love, and the Letters between William and Henry James

J.C. Hallman

Readers generally know only one of the two famous James brothers. Literary types know Henry James; psychologists, philosophers, and religion scholars know William James. In reality, the brothers' minds were inseparable, as the more than eight hundred letters they wrote to each other reveal. In this book, J. C. Hallman mines the letters for mutual affection and influence, painting a moving portrait of a relationship between two extraordinary men. Deeply intimate, sometimes antagonistic, rife with wit, and on the cutting edge of art and science, the letters portray the brothers' relationship and measure the manner in which their dialogue helped shape, through the influence of their literary and intellectual output, the philosophy, science, and literature of the century that followed.

ISBN: 9781609381516

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Urban Green: Innovative Parks
for Resurgent Cities

Peter Harnik, A&S '70

Urban Green explores ways for built-out cities to add much-needed parkland. For those interested in making cities more beautiful and successful, the book explains why urban parks are needed, then addresses how much parkland is possible and where it can be created.

ISBN: 1597266841

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Collecting American Paintings

A. Everette James, SPH '71

Refernece text, 600 color illustrations.

ISBN: 1574324314

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In My Backyard: Natural History in the Suburbs

Kurt Johnson, A&S '65

This book is an illustrated description of the interactions between common backyard plants and animals. It is scientifically sophisticated but written in plain English for the general reader.

ISBN: 9781888308204

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Smuggling: Contraband and Corruption in World History

Alan Karras, A&S '83

In this lively book, Alan L. Karras traces the history of smuggling around the world and explores all aspects of this pervasive and enduring crime. Through a compelling set of cases drawn from a rich array of historical and contemporary sources, Karras shows how smuggling of every conceivable good has flourished in every place, at every time.

ISBN: 9780742553163

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Encountering Israel

Stephen Kramer, Engr '67

This personal, informative book covers many of Israel's wonderful sites and locales, including some unusual, less touristic ones. After reading each vignette, you'll have a feeling for the geography, history and culture of the place, as if you've been there with me. Even better, you may decide to put down this book and tour Israel yourself!

ISBN: 9781935232230

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Wade Hampton III - Summer Resident of North Carolina

S. Robert Lathan, Med '63

The connections between one of the most admired South Carolinians and the lush green valleys of Cashiers North Carolina and Hot Springs North Carolina began when Wade Hampton III was young and the land undeveloped. He and his descendants left a powerful and lasting mark on these recreational havens.

ISBN: 1930897219

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Sex Happens: The Gay Man's Guide to Creative Intimacy

Arlen Leight, A&S '77

Sexologist Dr Leight has written the first ever book for gay men designed to help couples create true emotional and sexual intimacy in their relationships.  A must read for men considering marriage.

ISBN: 9781626523852

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The Monetary Errors and Deception$ of the Supreme Court

Gordon Leitch, Med '95

The Supreme Court monetary and historical errors in KNOX vs. LEE and JULIARD vs. GREENMAN which are responsible for our current economic mess.

ISBN: 139780960573400

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From Dollar to Counterfeit- The Path of American Government Dishonesty

Gordon Leitch, Med '95

Adoption of the Dollar by the Continental Congress and its removal by Pres. Franklin D. Roosevelt (FDR).

ISBN: 0960573410

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Buffy, Ballads, and Bad Guys Who Sing: Music in the Worlds of Joss Whedon

Kendra Leonard, Peab '95

Kendra Preston Leonard has collected a varying selection of essays that explore music and sound in Joss Whedon's works. The essays investigate both diegetic and non-diegetic music, considering music from various sources, including the shows' original scores, music performed by the characters themselves, and music contributed by such artists as Michelle Branch, The Sex Pistols, and Sarah McLachlan, as well as classical composers like Camille Saint-Saëns and Johannes Brahms.

ISBN: 9780810869455

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The Conservatoire Américain: A History

Kendra Leonard, Peab '95

The Conservatoire Américain: A History is the first full-length narrative of this institution. Drawing on rare materials from the Conservatoire's archives, combining them with personal correspondence, interviews, and first-person narratives with students and faculty, author Kendra Preston Leonard discusses a variety of topics important to the institution. These topics include?among others?the dissemination of French repertoire during the twentieth century, the pedagogical approaches used in teaching American music students, the impact of training Americans abroad, and the influence their French training had on performance, interpretation, and composition. 

ISBN: 9780810857322

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Shakespeare, Madness, and Music: Scoring Insanity in Cinematic Adaptations

Kendra Leonard, Peab '95 

In Shakespeare, Madness, and Music: Scoring Insanity in Cinematic Adaptations, Kendra Preston Leonard examines the use of music in Hamlet, Macbeth, and King Lear. Whether discussing contemporary source materials, such as songs, verses, or rhymes specified by Shakespeare in his plays, or music composed specifically for a film and original to the director's or composer's interpretations, Leonard shows how the changing social and scholarly attitudes towards the plays, their characters, and the conditions that fall under the general catch-all of 'madness' have led to a wide range of musical accompaniments, signifiers, and incarnations of the afflictions displayed by Shakespeare's characters. 

ISBN: 
9780810869585

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Recovering International Relations: The Promise of Sustainable Critique

Daniel Levine, A&S '09 

"Levine has written an incisive meditation on the 'timeless questions' of theorizing about world politics, and a provocation to their renewed examination. Recovering International Politics is meant to be argued with and about; it is an erudite challenge that is worth reading. Indeed, I don't agree with all of it, but I think more clearly for having read it."--Neta C. Crawford, Boston University

ISBN: 9780199916085

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The Power of Faith

Patricia Likakis, Carey '95 

Inspiring true story of how one woman learned to use the trials and tragedies of life as stepping stones along her journey  to healing, wholeness, and harmony. 

ISBN: 9781462057436

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The Common Sense Guide to Dementia for Clinicians and Caregivers

Anne Lipton, A&S '88

The Common Sense Guide to Dementia for Clinicians and Caregivers provides an easy-to-read, practical, and thoughtful approach to dementia care. Written by two specialists who have cared for thousands of patients with dementia and their families, this ground-breaking title unifies the perspectives of neurology and psychiatry to meet a variety of caregiver needs. It spotlights many real-world concerns not typically covered in standard textbooks, while simultaneously presenting a more detailed medical perspective than typical caregiver manuals.

ISBN: 1461441625

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Studying Human Behavior: How Scientists Investigate Aggression and Sexuality

Helen E. Longino, A&S '73

Longino dissects five approaches to the study of human behavior, specifically sexual behavior and aggression?quantitative behavioral genetics, molecular behavior genetics, developmental psychology, neurophysiology and anatomy, and social/environmental methods?and highlights the underlying assumptions of these disciplines, as well as the different questions and mechanisms each addresses.

ISBN: 9780226492889

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Spiral of Entrapment: Abused Women in Conflict with the Law Other

Hallie Ludsin, A&S '94

Sponsored by the Centre for the Study of Violence and Reconciliation and endorsed by the Human Rights Foundation, this manual examines various aspects of domestic violence and its particular prevalence in South Africa. The psychology of abuse, including reasons women remain in abusive relationships, is discussed, as well as the efficacy of government-sponsored programs intended to ameliorate abusive situations. Legal advice such as pre-trial and post-conviction options for abused women who killed their batterers, the types of experts used in testimony, and the use of the insanity defense is provided, making this an important resource for centers specializing in domestic violence.

ISBN: 
1770090541

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The Last Leaf: Voices of History's Last-Known Survivors

Stuart Lutz, A&S '92

39 tales of the last survivor of, or final eyewitness to, historically important events, such as the last Civil War widows, the final doughboy, the last Traingle Shirtwaist Factory fire survivor, the final Iwo Jima flag raiser, the last ENIAC programmer, the final Ziegfeld Follies girl, the last Houdini stage assistant, and many more

ISBN: 9781616141622

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Hallowed Grounds

Glenn Marcus, A&S '70

Documentary on the 22 immaculately maintained US military cemeteries over seas in 8 different countries, housing our dead from WWI and WWII.  Stories of the fallen, some famous but most ordinary citizens, and words of current visitors lend historical and emotional context.

ISBN: 0793670780

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No Exit from Pakistan: America's Tortured Relationship with Islamabad

Daniel Markey, A&S '95

This book tells the story of the tragic and often tormented relationship between the United States and Pakistan. Pakistan's internal troubles have already threatened U.S. security and international peace, and Pakistan's rapidly growing population, nuclear arsenal, and relationships with China and India will continue to force it upon America's geostrategic map in new and important ways over the coming decades.

ISBN: 1107045460

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War on the Waters: The Union and Confederate Navies, 1861-1865

Jamse McPherson A&S '63 

Although previously undervalued for their strategic impact because the represented only a small percentage of total forces, the Union and Confederate navies were crucial to the outcome of the Civil War. In War on the Waters, James M. McPherson has crafted an enlightening, at times harrowing, and ultimately thrilling account of the war?s naval campaigns and their military leaders.

ISBN: 9780807835883

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From Liberation to Conquest: The Visual and Popular Cultures of the Spanish-American War of 1898

Bonnie Miller, A&S '06 

The American people overwhelmingly supported the nation's entry into the Spanish-American War of 1898, which led to U.S. imperial expansion into the Caribbean and Pacific. In this book, Bonnie M. Miller explores the basis of that support, showing how the nation's leading media makers' editorialists, cartoonists, filmmakers, photographers, and stage performers' captured the public's interest in the Cuban crisis with heart-rending depictions of Cuban civilians, particularly women, brutalized by bloodthirsty Spanish pirates.

ISBN: 9781558499249

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Coming Close: Forty Essays on Philip Levine

Tomás Q. Morín, A&S '00

This collection of essays pays tribute to Philip Levine as teacher and mentor. Throughout his fifty-year teaching career, the Pulitzer Prize winning Levine taught scores of younger poets, many of whom went on to become famous in their own right. These forty essays honor and celebrate one of our most vivid and gifted poets.

ISBN: 9780985932527

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Must Girls Love

Sabrina Must, A&S '08

Must Girls Love is a memoir about a young woman's journey to understand, cope, and grieve the death of her eldest sister, Miya. Twenty-two years old at the time and the youngest of four girls, Sabrina deconstructs her family's dynamics, Miya's mental health issues and abusive marriage, and ultimately her own issues as a way to accept why Miya killed herself and understand why she struggles in the way she does. The story shows what happens to a family and an individual in the year following such a tragedy. It also illustrates Miya and Sabrina's favorite phrase, "Must Girls Love", that celebrates the bond between four sisters and their parents.

ISBN: 9781616239343 

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The Monster We Defied:A Son's Alzheimer's Recital

Robert Anthony Page, A&S '82

An uncommonly moving memoir of a defiant battle against Alzheimer's, told in real time, rich with moments of transformation and voices raised in humor and love

ISBN: 1432784838

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Solar Cells and Their Applications

Larry Partain, Engr '72

Review of progress to date and pojections for the future

ISBN: 9780470446331

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Second Sight: Views From An Eye Doctor's Odyssey

David Paton, Med '56

A Hopkins-trained ophthalmologist fascinated with eye care in developing nations, I founded ORBIS (a jet for hands-on teaching), and spent much time abroad in related unusual and exciting experiences. A moderately dyslexic academic, creativity became my forte and the source of more rewards than seem justified.  A fun life.  

ISBN: 1456474863

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Lost In Transmission?: What We Can
Know About the Words of Jesus

Nicholas Perrin, A&S '82

Taking on Bart Ehrman?s New York Times bestseller, Misquoting Jesus, Perrin gives us a layman's guide to textual criticism so that readers can understand the subtleties of Ehrman's critiques, and provides firm evidence to suggest that the New Testament can, indeed, be trusted.

ISBN: 9780849929427

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Visualizing Data Patterns with Micromaps

Linda Pickle, A&S '74, SPH '77

Integrating research in statistics, cognitive science, geography and computer science, this book presents the many design variations and applications of micromaps, graphics which link statistical information to an organized set of small maps, helping analysts simultaneously explore the statistical and geographic patterns in their data.

ISBN: 142007573X

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China Boys:  How U.S. Relations with the PRC Began and Grew

Nicholas Platt, SAIS '59

CHINA BOYS is a personal memoir which covers the historic Nixon visit in 1972, establishment of America's first resident diplomatic office in Beijing, and early encounters between Americans and Chinese, which grew to form today's crucial relationship.

ISBN: 9780984406227

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Scrittura, riscrittura, autoesegesi. Voci autoriali intorno all'epica in volgare.

Roberta Ricci, A&S '98

Comments and marginalia written by authors as explanations of their own work add a new literary dimension to the richness of the text itself because this exegesis opens up issues concerned with critical inquiry, questions of authorship and readership, and the complexity of reception. Such issues are especially relevant for the genre of the epic poem, which was authoritative and fertile through the centuries and yet also particularly problematic in the first centuries of the Italian language.

ISBN: 9788846725752

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Secrets of Shiksa Appeal

Abigail Robinson, Engr '07

The sultry no-holds barred guide to Jewish Dating in a post shtetl society. Ms. Avi, the ultimate yenta, will show her naughty tactics to attract your Shul-mate before that blonde chick with no knowledge of a kugel gets him first.  

ISBN: 1450289991

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A Pictorial History of Lexington Market

Patricia Schultheis, A&S '06

ISBN: 0738543616

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The Seven Futures of American Education: Improving Learning and Teaching in a Screen-Captured World

John Sener, A&S '93

American education is entering the age of cybersymbiosis -- irretrievably dependent on digital technologies. Cyberized culture is accelerating foundational shifts at the core of education -- redefining knowledge, redistributing access, and renegotiating authority -- while education's growing importance is changing expectations about its performance. This combination offers a spectacular opportunity to improve education.

ISBN: 9781467973366

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Sandstorm: A Leaderless Revolution In The Digital Age

Adeel Shah, SPH '10

Discusses the Arab Spring, Social Media, and the Global Generation.

ISBN: 9780983539100

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How To Avoid The Mommy Trap: A Roadmap
For Sharing Parenting and Making It Work

Julie Shields, A&S '87

Weaving research and anecdote together, Julie Shields demonstrates the value and efficacy of a new parenting paradigm - sharing. This sensible primer is for every woman thinking about having children but wondering if and how to balance work, parenthood, and life, and every mother who feels stuck with too much to do.

ISBN: 1892123886

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India China Relations: The Border Issue and Beyond

Zorawar Daulet Singh, SAIS '06

The book revisits the seemingly intractable India-China dispute from a contemporary conflict resolution perspective and is thus relatively detached from the historical baggage that has so often influenced other commentaries on this controversial subject. The authors argue that a future solution will probably closely resemble the defacto position on the ground today because each side already possesses valued and strategically relevant territory.

ISBN: 8130911957

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Heaven in the American Imagination

Gary Smith, A&S '81

urveying American views of heaven from the Puritans to the present, Smith argues that whether Americans have perceived heaven as God's home or a human invention or as a place of worship or a perpetual playground has varied largely according to the spirit of the age.

ISBN: 9780199738953

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Maryland Politics and Government: Democratic Dominance

Herbet C. Smith, A&S '77

Maryland Politics and Government: Democratic Dominance sets the standard for understanding Maryland politics. It looks at the ?demographic diversity, geographic variety and dynamic Democratic pragmatism of Maryland, according to the University of Nebraska Press.

ISBN: 9780803237902

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Beijing Bastard

Val Wang, A&S '03

A humorous and moving coming-of-age story that brings a unique, not-quite-outsider's perspective to China's shift from ancient empire to modern superpower

ISBN:  9781592408207

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World Politics and the Evolution of War

John J. Weltman, A&S '63, '65 (MA), '67 (PhD)

With topics ranging from the development of strategic thought to the effects on war of political and technological change, from the uses of force to the prominence of war in history and its likely fate in the post-Cold War world, Weltman's analysis offers a rigorous overview of the field.

ISBN: 0801849497

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Dictator's Handbook: a practical manual for the aspiring tyrant

Randall Wood, SAIS '05

Ever wonder if tyrants and autocrats are all using the same instruction manual? This is it.

ISBN: 9780615652429

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The Great Heinlein Mystery

Edward Wysocki, Engr '72, '77 (PhD)

Did one of the earliest stories of science fiction author Robert A. Heinlein have an influence on World War 2 naval technology? The mystery is based on statements made by Heinlein, but few details exist as it was also claimed that the naval system inspired by his story was secret.

ISBN: 9781477410202

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The Global Power of Talk Other

 I William Zartman, A&S '52

Talk Power is the power of skilled negotiation in advancing America's interests.  The book details a dozen different types of negotiation for current and future foreign policy needs.  It calls for their vigorous use to restor American leadership.

ISBN: 9781594519737

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Cleaning Up: How Hospital Outsourcing is Hurting Workers and Endangering Patients

Dan Zuberi, A&S '96

Zuberi argues that hospital outsourcing of support jobs has been disastrous for the cleanliness of hospitals?leading to an increased risk of hospital-acquired infections, a leading cause of severe illness and death?as well as for the effective delivery of other hospital services and the workers themselves.

ISBN: 0801450721

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Differences that Matter: Social Policy and the Working Poor in the United States and Canada

Dan Zuberi, A&S '96

This book shines a spotlight on the causes and consequences of working poverty, revealing how the lives of low-wage workers are affected by differences in health care, labor, and social welfare policy in the United States and Canada.

ISBN: 0801473128

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