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Revisiting gender

Publishing Date:

Classification: 300

Call Number: 305.42

1. The balance in education. The gender gap in education and employment ; An educator's primer on the gender war / David Sadker ; Are gender stereotypes taught in school? / KeriLee Horan ; Feminization of schools / Janet D. Mulvey ; The need to address equal educational opportunities for women and girls / Ariela Migdal, Emily J. Martin, Mie Lewis, Lenora M. Lapidus ; Gender versus sex: what's the difference? / John Carl ; For women on campuses, access doesn't equal success / MaryAnn Baenninger ; Women face a testing time to secure an MBA place / Emma Boyde ; The role of gender in scholarly authorship / Jevin D. West, Jennifer Jacquet, Molly M. King, Shelley J. Correll, Carl T. Bergstrom ; Breaking the code / Caitlin Byrd ; Paul Graham's right / Cromwell Schubarth -- 2. Cracks in the glass ceiling: women leaders. Working women ; The shaping of culturally proficient leaders / Carmella S. Franco, Maria G. Ott, Darline P. Robles ; Do women lead differently? / Sherry Ricchiardi ; In praise of Sheryl Sandberg / Christine Rosen ; The corporate mystique / Judith Shulevitz ; Oprah / Miki Turner ; Sustaining the feminist movement / Allison R. Bernstein ; Glass ceiling / Nicole Auerbach ; Open-access harassment: science, technology and women / Georgina Voss and Alice Bell ; Meet the all-male team over at Tesla / John Goreham -- 3. Women, men, and political life. Gender in the realm of politics ; Bridging the gender gap in politics leads to greater consensus / Glenn Davis ; Looking ahead / Catherine M. Russell ; Why I'm voting for her / Jessica Valenti ; Immigrants' greatest potential ally - American women / Elena Shore ; The feminist factor / Eleanor Smeal ; House of cads / Marin Cogan ; Take their wives, please / Isaac Chotiner ; Where are politics' interracial couples? / Keli Goff -- 4. Media and the sexes. Women in the media: on screen and off ; Examining media's socialization of gender roles / Warren J. Blumenfeld ; Combine equal parts Oprah and Martha / Lisa Miller ; Changing the portrayal of women in the media / Susan Bulkeley Butler ; YouTube's most-viewed videos / Mary Tucker-McLaughlin ; Sex sells sex, not women's sports / Mary Jo Kane ; Women still have long way to go in sports journalism / Scarlett McCourt ; Girls talk / Katelyn Beaty ; Difficult women / Emily Nussbaum ; On overlooking female chefs and the Time "Gods of Food" issue / Kate Dries ; How using sexy female avatars in video games changes women / Eliana Dockterman ; One weird old trick to undermine the patriarchy / Michelle Nijhuis -- 5. Gender roles in America. Shifting gender roles in the home and workplace ; Alpha women, beta men / Ralph Gardner Jr. ; Behind every great woman / Carol Hymowitz ; Who does more at home: men or women? / Belinda Luscombe ; Race? No, millennials care most about gender equality / Morley Winograd and Michael D. Hais ; The gender gap / Julia Perla Huisman ; Military gender issue reignites as 45 percent of female Marines fail pull-up test / Bob Adelmann ; When mom comes home from war / Champ Clark and Susan Keating.

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Foreign policy begins at home: the case for putting America's house in order

By Haass, Richard

Publishing Date: 2013

Classification: 300

Call Number: 327.73 HAA

"A rising China, climate change, terrorism, a nuclear Iran, a turbulent Middle East, and a reckless North Korea present serious challenges to our national security. But the biggest threat to the United States comes not from abroad-but from within. Burgeoning deficit and debt, crumbling infrastructure, second class schools, and an outdated immigration system have resulted in a country less competitive and far more vulnerable than it should be. In Foreign Policy Begins at Home, Council on Foreign Relations President Richard N. Haass describes a twenty-first century in which power is widely diffused. Globalization, revolutionary technologies, and power shifts have created a "nonpolar" world of American primacy but not domination. Still, it is a relatively forgiving world, one with no great power rival. How long this strategic respite will last, though, depends entirely on whether the United States puts its own house in order. Haass outlines a process of Restoration that will ensure the United States has the resources it needs to lead the world, set examples other societies will want to emulate, reduce the country's vulnerability to hostile forces and fickle markets, and discourage would-be adversaries from mounting aggression. Provocative and bold, Foreign Policy Begins at Home lays out a new vision for American Restoration. It will require hard choices, but hard choices are called for. At stake is nothing less than America's future and the character of the coming era of history. "--

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Ultimate Sacrifice: John and Robert Kennedy, the Plan for a Coup in Cuba, and the Murder of JFK

By Waldron, Lamar

Publishing Date: 2005

Classification: 300

Call Number: 327.7307 WAL

Cuba's number three official today Commander Juan Almeida was secretly working with JFK in November 1963 to overthrow Fidel. The U.S. government recently revealed Almeida's work for JFK, allowing the updated trade paperback of Ultimate Sacrifice to tell the full story for the first time (complete with new photos and documents). The authors obtained the story from almost two dozen associates of John and Robert Kennedy, starting in 1990 with JFK's Secretary of State Dean Rusk. Their accounts are supported by thousands of newly-released files at the National Archives. Almeida's "palace c.

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After bin Laden: Al Qaeda, the next generation

By Atwan, Abdel Bari

Publishing Date: 2013

Classification: 300

Call Number: 363.325 ATW

Osama bin Laden is dead, but Al Qaeda remains the CIA's "number one threat." The organization has evolved into a much more complex and far-flung entity. Moving well beyond the headlines, this new account of Al Qaeda offers readers a completely new understanding of the organization's aims, strategies, and fortunes in a new era of conflict.

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Manhunt: the twelve-day chase for Lincoln's killer

By Swanson, James L.

Publishing Date: c2006

Classification: 300

Call Number: 364.152 SWA

The murder of Abraham Lincoln set off the greatest manhunt in American history. From April 14 to April 26, 1865, the assassin led Union cavalry and detectives on a wild twelve-day chase through the streets of Washington, D.C., across the swamps of Maryland, and into the forests of Virginia, while the nation, still reeling from the just-ended Civil War, watched in horror. A Confederate sympathizer and a member of a celebrated acting family, John Wilkes Booth threw away his fame and wealth for a chance to avenge the South's defeat. Based on rare archival materials, obscure trial transcripts, and Lincoln's own blood relics, this book is a fully documented work, but it is also a tale of murder, intrigue, and betrayal, an hour-by-hour account told through the eyes of the hunted and the hunters.--From publisher description.

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Catching fire: how cooking made us human

By Wrangham, Richard W.

Publishing Date: c2009

Classification: 300

Call Number: 394.12 WRA

In this stunningly original book, renowned primatologist Richard Wrangham argues that "cooking" created the human race. At the heart of "Catching Fire" lies an explosive new idea: The habit of eating cooked rather than raw food permitted the digestive tract to shrink and the human brain to grow, helped structure human society, and created the male-female division of labor.

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Johnson on the English language

By Johnson, Samuel

Publishing Date: 2005

Classification: 400

Call Number: 423.028 JOH

This volume collects the most important statements on the English language by Samuel Johnson, one of its greatest expositors and speakers. The book includes scholarly, fully annotated editions of Johnsonís main writings on the history, structure, and cultural importance of the English language as well as his reflections on lexicography. These texts represent Johnsonís thinking as he undertook and completed the major work of his life, the colossal Dictionary of the English Language. The editors set Johnsonís writings on the English language in historical context and provide the fullest possible account of their composition. Among the works presented in the volume are Johnsonís Plan of a Dictionary of the English Language and the Preface to the Dictionary, both of which are counted among his finest works of prose.

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Brotherhood of the bomb: the tangled lives and loyalties of Robert Oppenheimer, Ernest Lawrence, and Edward Teller

By Herken, Gregg

Publishing Date: 2002

Classification: 500

Call Number: 539.7092 HER

In this vital slice of American history, told authoritatively--and grippingly--for the first time, Herken relates the tangled lives and localities of the men who founded the nuclear age: Robert Oppenheimer, Ernest Lawrence, and Edward Teller.

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Still life: adventures in taxidermy

By Milgrom, Melissa

Publishing Date: 2010

Classification: 500

Call Number: 590.752 MIL

Transformed from a curious onlooker to an empathetic participant, journalist Milgrom delves deeply into the world of taxidermy, encountering a world of intrepid hunter-explorers, eccentric naturalists, and gifted museum artisans, all devoted to the paradoxical pursuit of creating the illusion of life.

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Time, love, memory: a great biologist and his quest for the origins of behavior

By Weiner, Jonathan

Publishing Date: 1999

Classification: 500

Call Number: 591.5 WEI

The story of a biologist's search for the foundations of behavior. Looking over the shoulder of some of the premier scientists in the field, biologist Weiner takes us into their laboratories to show us how pieces of DNA actually shape behavior. He focuses on the work of Seymour Benzer, who, decades ago, with James Watson and Francis Crick, helped to crack the genetic code. Then, in a simple experiment using a few test tubes, a light bulb, and 100 fruit flies, Benzer invented the genetic dissection of behavior. Now we see how he and his students find and study genes that build our inner clocks, genes that shape the way we love, and genes that decide what we can (or cannot) remember. These breakthroughs help explain secrets of human behavior and may lead to advance treatments for behavioral disorders ranging from rage to autism to schizophrenia.--From publisher description.

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Art & architecture of the late Middle Ages: 1350 to the advent of the Renaissance

By Swaan, Wim

Publishing Date: [1982] c1977

Classification: 700

Call Number: 709.023 SWA

Traces the growth and characteristics of medieval art and architecture, focusing attention on the individual Gothic styles that evolved throughout Europe.

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Are you my mother: a comic drama

By Bechdel, Alison

Publishing Date: 2012

Classification: 700

Call Number: 741.5 BEC

Writer and cartoonist Alison Bechdel writes about her relationship with her mother.

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The Queen's pictures

By Millar, Oliver

Publishing Date: 1977

Classification: 700

Call Number: 750.7402 MIL

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Visions of adventure: N.C. Wyeth and the Brandywine artists

Publishing Date: 2000

Classification: 700

Call Number: 759.13

This collection contains examples of the work of Howard Pyle, N.C. Wyeth, and four other exceptional painters from the Brandywine school of illustration, which opened in 1900. The 45-plus color illustrations, selected from magazines and books published throughout the 20th century, are accompanied by commentary discussing each work and illustrator. Five sections present chivalry, pirates, the American Indian, the frontier, and the art of illustration a personal journey. Edited by art collector Dell in association with Walt Reed, who has chronicled the history of American illustration in several books and articles. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com) - (Book News)

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Gielgud: a theatrical life

By Croall, Jonathan

Publishing Date: 2001

Classification: 700

Call Number: 792.028 CRO

Chronicles the nearly 80 year career of John Gielgud in film, radio, television, and theater. In researching Gielgud's life, Croall interviewed more than 100 of the actor's friends and colleagues, including actors Alec Guinness and Peter Ustinov, playwrights Edward Albee and Christopher Fry, director Peter Brook, and designer Jocelyn Herbert. Coverage includes Gielgud's childhood, his Shakespearean acting, his achievements as a director and manager, and his influences. Croall is editor of the National Theater's magazine, StageWrite . Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com) - (Book News)

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Shakespeare's Globe: a theatrical experiment

Publishing Date: 2008

Classification: 700

Call Number: 792.95

"From 1997 Shakespeare's Globe flourished once more on London's South Bank after an absence of four hundred years. The playhouse is now a major attraction for theater goers, scholars, tourists, teachers and students of all ages, who come to experience Shakespeare'seare's plays and those of his contemporaries performed in their original conditions. The team of artists and education specialists who made this happen come together here to reflect on their ten-year experiment. Principal actors, designers, musicians and Globe education staff engage with international scholars in a lively debate about the impact of this extraordinary building. Featuring an in-depth interview with former Artistic Director Mark Rylance and a contribution from Patrick Spottiswoode, Founder and Director of Globe Education, the book highlights the complex relationship between designer, composer, actor and audience that give energy to this thrShakespearianperian centre." - p. i.

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The world of Christopher Marlowe

By Riggs, David

Publishing Date: 2005

Classification: 800

Call Number: 822.3 RIG

"The World of Christopher Marlowe is the story of the troubled genius, raised in the stench and poverty of Canterbury's abattoirs, who revolutionized English drama and poetry, challenging and scandalizing English society before he was murdered in his prime. David Riggs, a prizewinning Elizabethan scholar, evokes the atmosphere and texture of Marlowe's life in Elizabethan England, from his birth (in 1564, the same year as Shakespeare's) to his ties to the London underworld and his triumphs on the stage." "Ben Jonson celebrated Marlowe's "mighty line," which brought lightness and musicality to English verse. Though he was the greatest dramatist the English had ever known, Marlowe lived on the margins of London life, among prostitutes and thieves, and attracted a new class of theatergoers with a repertory that spoke to their most urgent concerns - class conflict, erotic desire, religious dissent." "Among the scenes of conflict and intrigue that inspired him, Marlowe would find his way into the spy rings that dominated the Elizabethan state, and their influence would loom over his life and work from the time he left Cambridge University. His undercover missions brought him into contact with Roman Catholic conspirators who were plotting to kill the queen, while his private deliberations led him to an idea even more threatening to the monarchy - atheism. No one knows to this day whether his murder was the act of a sovereign power or the result of a tavern brawl." "In a period of eight years, Christopher Marlowe's masterpieces, Dr. Faustus, Tamburlaine the Great, and The Jew of Malta, transformed the Elizabethan stage into a place of astonishing creativity. Shakespeare mourned his passing: "Dear shepherd, now I find thy saw of might/Who ever loved, that loved not at first sight.""--BOOK JACKET.

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Shakespeare: a life

By Honan, Park

Publishing Date: 1998

Classification: 800

Call Number: 822.33 HON

A biography of Shakespeare, the 16th century English actor, playwright and wise investor--investing first in the Globe Theater, where he became director, later in the Blackfriars Theater. While tracing Shakespeare's career, the author analyzes his plays, particularly the tragedies, and describes the carnival atmosphere which surrounded their performance.

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Hamlet: a user's guide

By Pennington, Michael

Publishing Date: 1996

Classification: 800

Call Number: 822.33 PEN

Written by a British actor who has performed in Hamlet many times throughout his thirty-year career, this "user's guide" offers an intensely practical chronicle of how the drama actually works on stage, first scene by scene, then character by character. Michael Pennington opens and closes his book with a more personal account of his own encounters with the play and with a variety of approaches to Shakespeare in production. In all, this serious but lively and witty book will surely be of immense value to teachers, students, actors and directors. For everyone else it enriches the Hamlet experience with the professional insight that only a leading actor can provide. - (Blackwell North Amer)

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Why be happy when you could be normal

By Winterson, Jeanette

Publishing Date: c2011

Classification: 800

Call Number: 823.914 WIN

This memoir is a tough-minded search for belonging, for love, an identity, a home, and a mother by the author of "Oranges Are Not the Only Fruit"--winner of the Whitbread First Novel award and the inspiration behind the award-winning BBC television adaptation "Oranges."

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