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The only negotiating guide you'll ever need: 101 ways to win every time in any situation

By Stark, Peter B.

Publishing Date: 2003

Classification: 300

Call Number: 302.3 STA

Identifies a set of simple principles for negotiating in any situation, sharing one-page lessons designed to take the dread out of persuasion and to minimize the risks in important relationships. - (Baker & Taylor)

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Alone together: why we expect more from technology and less from each other

By Turkle, Sherry

Publishing Date: c2011

Classification: 300

Call Number: 303.4833 TUR

In "Alone Together," MIT technology and society professor Sherry Turkle explores the power of our new tools and toys to dramatically alter our social lives. It's a nuanced exploration of what we are looking for--and sacrificing--in a world of electronic companions and social networking tools, and an argument that, despite the hand-waving of today's self-described prophets of the future, it will be the next generation who will chart the path between isolation and connectivity.

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Aging in America

Publishing Date: 2014

Classification: 300

Call Number: 305.26

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Untouchables: my family's triumphant journey out of the caste system in modern India

By Jadhav, Narendra

Publishing Date: 2005

Classification: 300

Call Number: 305.5688 JAD

Jadhav, head of economic research for the Reserve Bank of India, is a member of India's Dalits--or untouchables--a group that numbers 165 million. His moving memoir is a tribute to his parents, who made it their goal to educate their children, especially his father, Damu, who stood up to the caste system. Jadhav paints a sweeping picture of the twentieth-century human-rights movement led by Babasaheb Ambedkar, leader of the Dalit movement and Damu's lifelong inspiration. Hearing Babasaheb's urging to "educate, organize, agitate," Damu finds the courage to defy his role as the village servant, a tradition dating back 3,500 years. Jadhav embellishes his tale of politics and the rights movement with poignant glimpses into his parents' everyday lives: how their hut leaked during the monsoons, shelling tamarind pods for pennies a day, the devastation of the plague on families packed into tenements. One of his most surprising revelations is that even today he is asked about his caste, which remains "an inseparable part" of his identity. ((Reviewed September 1, 2005)) Copyright 2005 Booklist Reviews

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The invisible line: three American families and the secret journey from black to white

By Sharfstein, Daniel J.

Publishing Date: 2011

Classification: 300

Call Number: 305.8 SHA

This work is a multigenerational saga of three American families crossing the racial divide. In America, race is a riddle. The stories we tell about our past have calcified into the fiction that we are neatly divided into black or white. It is only with the widespread availability of DNA testing and the boom in genealogical research that the frequency with which individuals and entire families crossed the color line has become clear. In this history, the author unravels the stories of three extraordinary families from different eras of American history to represent the complexity of race in America and to force us to rethink our basic assumptions about who we are. The Gibsons were wealthy landowners in the South Carolina backcountry who became white in the 1760s, ascending to the heights of the Southern elite and, ultimately, to the United States Senate. The Spencers were hardscrabble farmers in the hills of eastern Kentucky, joining an isolated Appalachian community in the 1840s and for the better part of a century hovering on the line between white and black. The Walls were fixtures of the rising black middle class in post-Civil War Washington, D.C., only to give up everything they had fought for to become white at the dawn of the twentieth century. Together, their interwoven and intersecting stories uncover a forgotten America in which the rules of race were something to be believed, but not necessarily obeyed. Defining their identities first as people of color and later as whites, the families provide a lens for understanding how people thought about and experienced race and how these ideas and experiences evolved, how the very meaning of black and white changed over time. This work cuts through centuries of myth and amnesia and poisonous racial politics and change how we talk about race, racism, and civil rights.

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The ramen king and I: how the inventor of instant noodles fixed my love life : a memoir

By Raskin, Andy

Publishing Date: c2009

Classification: 300

Call Number: 306.7 RAS

"The Ramen King and I" is Raskin's memoir about how despair and a series of bizarre adventures at Japanese restaurants led him to confront the truth of his romantic past, and how billionaire Momofuku Ando, the inventor of instant ramen, became his unlikely spiritual guide.

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A vindication of the rights of woman, with strictures on political and moral subjects

By Wollstonecraft, Mary

Publishing Date: 1995

Classification: 300

Call Number: 323.34 WOL

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Death to the dictator: a young man casts a vote in Iran's 2009 election and pays a devastating price

By Moqadam, Afsaneh

Publishing Date: 2010

Classification: 300

Call Number: 324.955 MOQ

A description of the protests after the Iranian election of 2009 focuses on young Mohsen Abbaspour, who votes in the election and joins the protests when his candidate loses, actions for which he is jailed, tortured, and raped.

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Aldo Leopold: a fierce green fire

By Lorbiecki, Marybeth

Publishing Date: 1999

Classification: 300

Call Number: 333.72 LOR

This brief biography traces Leopold's development as a leader in the conservationist movement; explores his environmental writings, achievements, and philosophy; and examines his life as a husband and father. Leopold's daughter contributes her own personal reflections and many family photos. Lorbiecki has written numerous books and articles about environmental issues. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com) - (Book News)

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Reclaiming the American West

By Berger, Alan

Publishing Date: c2002

Classification: 300

Call Number: 333.73 BER

This beautifully produced book is an exploration of landscapes of the American West that have been transformed by the work of humans during the extraction of minerals. Berger (Harvard Univ.) first sets the context for his exploration by describing the reasons and history of our landscape alteration. Following this are a series of chapters about "reclaiming" the land, both in aesthetic and functional senses. The whole book is itself an aesthetic experience, from the layout to the superb photographs of disturbed lands. Many unique illustrations hybridize information graphics with abstract-techno art. These are intriguing to view but may be frustrating to the reader who is more interested in extracting information than in having an artistic experience. However, the book, which is presented in the context of landscape architecture, is a unique and intriguing combination. For the reader with an interest in humans and their impact on the land, it is an enjoyable read. ^BSumming Up: Recommended. General readers; faculty; researchers; professionals. Copyright 2003 American Library Association

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The secret of Chanel No. 5: the intimate history of the world's most famous perfume

By Mazzeo, Tilar J.

Publishing Date: c2010

Classification: 300

Call Number: 338.7 MAZ

"From Tilar Mazzeo, the author of the bestselling The Widow Clicquot, a captivating new book that shares her journey to discover the secret behind the creation, iconic status, and extraordinary success of Chanel No. 5, the world's most famous perfume"--Provided by publisher.

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Something about a soldier

By Willeford, Charles Ray

Publishing Date: c1986

Classification: 300

Call Number: 355.0092 WIL

Willeford joined the U.S. Army in 1935 at the age of 16. He spent time in the Philippines, in the air corps, and later at Fort Riley, in the cavalry. He recalls some of the less savory aspects of the Depression army, and explains in great detail just how the enlisted men lived. In the four years covered here, he fits in about as many sexual, alcoholic, and military adventures as a young man could reasonably hope to survive. Although this memoir captures the spirit of the prewar army well, its tone of mild braggadocio and its uninspired prose will limit its appeal. For specialized collections of military memorabilia only. Edwin B. Burgess, U.S. Army TRALINET Ctr., Fort Monroe, Va. Copyright 1986 Cahners Business Information.

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Rights for victims of crime: rebalancing justice

By Waller, Irvin

Publishing Date: c2011

Classification: 300

Call Number: 362.88 WAL

Criticizes the balance of justice in the American justice system, discussing the rights and implementation of the rights granted to victims of crime, and describing ways to improve the system and better support victims with assistance, compensation, and protection from the accused.

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Desert reckoning: a town sheriff, a Mojave hermit, and the biggest manhunt in modern California history

By Stillman, Deanne

Publishing Date: c2012

Classification: 300

Call Number: 363.232 STI

Why did a brilliant, self-taught rocket scientist who just wanted to be left alone go off the rails when a cop showed up? What happens to people when the American dream is stripped away? And what is it like for the men who are sworn to protect and serve? Donald Kueck, a desert hermit who loved animals and hated civilization, gunned down beloved deputy sheriff Steven Sorensen when he approached his trailer at high noon on a scorching summer day. As the sound of rifle fire echoed across the Mojave, Kueck took off into the desert he knew so well, kicking off the biggest manhunt in modern California history.

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Bodies we've buried: inside the National Forensic Academy, the world's top CSI training school

By Hallcox, Jarrett

Publishing Date: 2006

Classification: 300

Call Number: 363.25 HAL

An introduction to forensic science and its role in law enforcement goes behind the doors of the National Forensic Academy to reveal the school's intensive, ten-week training course in crime scene investigation.

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Master the special agent exam

Publishing Date: c2009

Classification: 300

Call Number: 363.282

Provides preparation and practice tests for passing the Treasury Enforcement Agent (TEA) exam as well as basic information about federal agencies that employ special agents.

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A cowboy detective: a true story of twenty-two years with a world-famous detective agency

By Siringo, Charles A.

Publishing Date: c1988

Classification: 300

Call Number: 363.289 SIR

"Giving the inside facts of the bloody Coeur d'Alene labor riots, and the many ups and downs of the author throughout the United States, Alaska, British Columbia, and old Mexico, also exciting scenes among the moonshiners of Kentucky and Virginia."

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The devouring dragon: how China's rise threatens our natural world

By Simons, Craig

Publishing Date: 2013

Classification: 300

Call Number: 363.7095 SIM

Argues that China's role as an emerging economic power is destroying the environment, citing their status as the largest market for endangered wildlife, top importer of tropical trees, and biggest emitter of greenhouse gases.

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Debunked: conspiracy theories, urban legends, and evil plots of the 21st century

By Roeper, Richard

Publishing Date: c2008

Classification: 300

Call Number: 364.1 ROE

A breezy but fact-filled dissection of more than two dozen of the most popular urban legends and conspiracy theories of the 21st century.

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Into the heart of the mafia: a journey through the Italian south

By Lane, David

Publishing Date: 2010

Classification: 300

Call Number: 364.16 LAN

An Economist journalist presents an investigation into the criminal underworld of such Southern Italy regions as Calabria and Sicily, explaining the impact of globalization in strengthening organized crime in all areas of life from religion and politics to business and law enforcement. - (Baker & Taylor)

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