Inyo County Free Library - New Acquisitions

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Just send me word: a true story of love and survival in the Gulag

By Figes, Orlando

Publishing Date: 2012

Classification: 300

Call Number: 365.4509 FIG

"A heroic love story and an unprecedented inside view of one of Stalin's most notorious labor camps, based on a remarkable cache of letters smuggled in and out of the Gulag."--Publisher's description.

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Reign of error: the hoax of the privatization movement and the danger to America's public schools

By Ravitch, Diane

Publishing Date: 2013

Classification: 300

Call Number: 379.3 RAV

"From the former U.S. Assistant Secretary of Education, "whistleblower extraordinaire" (The Wall Street Journal), one of the foremost authorities on education and the history of education in the United States, author of the best-selling The Death and Life of the Great American School System; The Language Police ("Impassioned . . . Fiercely argued . . . Every bit as alarming as it is illuminating" --The New York Times); and the now-classic Great School Wars: A History of the New York City Public Schools--an incisive, comprehensive look at today's American public schools that argues persuasively against those who claim our public school system is broken, beyond repair, and obsolete; an impassioned but reasoned call to stop the rising "privatization movement" draining students--and funding--from our public schools, a book that puts forth a detailed plan of what needs to happen to schools and with public policy to insure the survival of this American institution so basic to our democracy"--

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