Combating Hatred: Educators Leading the Way
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Combating Hatred: Educators Leading the Way

Combating Hatred provides several practical case studies of teachers, administrators, and school board members who have successfully combated intolerance, prejudice, and hatred in their schools. Furin details innovative ways used in the case studies to create communities that sought the highest social justice values of respect and equality for everyone.

Finding Ben : A Mother's Journey Through the Maze of Asperger's
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Finding Ben : A Mother's Journey Through the Maze of Asperger's

FINDING BEN is intellectually and emotionally devastating reading for all parents who have raised a challenged child for whatever reason. Barbara Lasalle has put into the written word what all such parents think and feel; a sense of guilt, frustration, heartbreak, sleepless nights, marriage under stress and most of all, the long journey to finally reaching acceptance. What this author has done is nothing short of reading our minds an...

Planet of Slums
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Planet of Slums

The classic, brilliant, best-selling account of the rise of the world’s slums, where, according to the United Nations, one billion people now live According to the United Nations, more than one billion people now live in the slums of the cities of the South. In this brilliant and ambitious book, Mike Davis explores the future of a radically unequal and explosively unstable urban world. From the sprawling barricadas of Lima to the gar...

Icon, Brand, Myth: The Calgary Stampede (The West Unbound: Social and Cultural Studies Series)
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Icon, Brand, Myth: The Calgary Stampede

An investigation of the meanings and iconography of the Stampede: an invented tradition that takes over the city of Calgary for ten days every July. Since 1923, archetypal “Cowboys and Indians” are seen again at the chuckwagon races, on the midway, and throughout Calgary. Each essay in this collection examines a facet of the experience—from the images on advertising posters to the ritual of the annual parade. This study of the Calgar...

Rum, Romanism, and Rebellion: The Making of a President, 1884
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Rum, Romanism, and Rebellion: The Making of a President, 1884

The presidential election of 1884, in which Grover Cleveland ended the Democrats' twenty-four-year presidential drought by defeating Republican challenger James G. Blaine, was one of the gaudiest in American history, remembered today less for its political significance than for the mudslinging and slander that characterized the campaign. But a closer look at the infamous election reveals far more complexity than previous stereotypes ...

Kurt Vonnegut Remembered
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Kurt Vonnegut Remembered

"Kurt Vonnegut Remembered an anthology of reminiscences about American author Kurt Vonnegut (1922-2007), who is best known for his best-selling, dark satire novel Slaughterhouse Five. These writings and insights are from a wide range of individuals people, from those who knew Vonnegut intimately to those who met him only once, and different essays shine a light on the many different phases of Vonnegut's life [ . . . ] Notes and an in...

A Surgeon with Stilwell : Dr. John H. Grindlay and Combat Medicine in the China-Burma-India Theater of World War II
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A Surgeon with Stilwell

United States Army surgeon John H. Grindlay served in the China-Burma-India Theater of World War II in 1941-1944. Drawing on his unpublished war diary and letters, this book sheds new light on the conduct of battlefield medicine in the tropics and provides a new perspective on such personalities as General Joseph W. Stilwell, the famed "Burma Surgeon" Dr. Gordon S. Seagrave, and Chiang Kai-shek. Stilwell's famous 1942 "walkout" retre...