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In Praise of Messy Lives: Essays

Katie Roiphe - Literary Collections - 2012 - 288 pages
Katie Roiphe. Writing Women It may be surprising that there's been no
comprehensive history of women's writing in America, but Elaine Showalter has
undertaken this daunting venture with her vast democratic volume, A Jury of Her
Peers: ...
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Still She Haunts Me

Katie Roiphe - Fiction - 2002
From the Trade Paperback edition.
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Journalism: A Very Short Introduction

Ian Hargreaves - Social Science - 2014 - 176 pages
ABOUT THE SERIES: The Very Short Introductions series from Oxford University Press contains hundreds of titles in almost every subject area. These pocket-sized books are the perfect way to get ahead in a new subject quickly.
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Journalism After September 11

Barbie Zelizer, Stuart Allan - Language Arts & Disciplines - 2011 - 368 pages
This exciting collection raises important questions regarding what journalism should look like after the events of September 11th. It will be necessary reading for those concerned with the integrity of journalistic practice.
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Advocacy Organizations and Collective Action

Aseem Prakash, Mary Kay Gugerty - Political Science - 2010
This volume outlines a new agenda for the study of advocacy organizations, proposing a model of NGOs as collective actors that seek to fulfil normative concerns and instrumental incentives, face collective action problems, and compete as ...
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Spreadable Media: Creating Value and Meaning in a Networked Culture

Henry Jenkins, Sam Ford, Joshua Green - Law - 2013 - 352 pages
Following up on the hugely influential Convergence Culture: Where Old and New Media Collide, this book challenges some of the prevailing metaphors and frameworks used to describe contemporary media, from biological metaphors like ...
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Reading Celebrity Gossip Magazines

Andrea McDonnell - Social Science - 2014 - 200 pages
McDonnell shows that, despite their trivial reputation, celebrity gossip magazines serve as an important site of engagement for their readers, who use these texts to generate conversation, manage relationships, and consider their own ideas ...
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You Can’t Read This Book: Censorship in an Age of Freedom

Nick Cohen - Political Science - 2012 - 352 pages
The uncompromising Nick Cohen exposes the reality behind the freedoms we enjoy in the book that won Polemic of the Year at the 2013 Political Book Awards.
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Full Body Burden: Growing Up in the Nuclear Shadow of Rocky Flats

Kristen Iversen - Biography & Autobiography - 2012 - 432 pages
" It's the story of a childhood and adolescence in the shadow of the Cold War, in a landscape at once startlingly beautiful and--unknown to those who lived there--tainted with invisible yet deadly particles of plutonium.
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Grace: A Memoir

Grace Coddington - Design - 2012 - 416 pages
NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY FINANCIAL TIMES “If Wintour is the Pope . . . Coddington is Michelangelo, trying to paint a fresh version of the Sistine Chapel twelve times a year.”—Time From the Hardcover edition.
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Changing the News: The Forces Shaping Journalism in Uncertain Times

Wilson Lowrey, Peter J. Gade - Language Arts & Disciplines - 2011 - 320 pages
The editors have put together this volume to demonstrate why the prescriptions employed to salvage the journalism industry to date haven’t worked, and to explain how constraints and pressures have influenced the field’s responses to ...
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The Ascent of Media: From Gilgamesh to Google via Gutenberg

Roger Parry - Business & Economics - 2011 - 406 pages
The Ascent of Media: From Gilgamesh to Google via Gutenberg tells the story of media from its earliest incarnation in the clay tablets of Gilgamesh, through the Gutenberg press, to Google and the unfurling world of digital content.
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The Victims' Revolution: The Rise of Identity Studies and the Closing of the ...

Bruce Bawer - History - 2012 - 400 pages
In The Victims’ Revolution, critic and scholar Bruce Bawer provides the first true history of this radical movement and a sweeping assessment of its intellectual and cultural fruits.
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The Poisoner's Handbook: Murder and the Birth of Forensic Medicine in Jazz ...

Deborah Blum - Medical - 2011 - 336 pages
***PBS's AMERICAN EXPERIENCE released a film based on The Poisoner's Handbook in January 2014*** Equal parts true crime, twentieth-century history, and science thriller, The Poisoner's Handbook is "a vicious, page-turning story that reads ...
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Sex at Dawn: How We Mate, Why We Stray, and What It Means for Modern ...

Christopher Ryan, Cacilda Jetha - Social Science - 2012 - 432 pages
In the tradition of the best historical and scientific writing, Sex at Dawn unapologetically upends unwarranted assumptions and unfounded conclusions while offering a revolutionary understanding of why we live and love as we do.
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Drift: The Unmooring of American Military Power

Rachel Maddow - Political Science - 2012 - 288 pages
Written with bracing wit and intelligence, Rachel Maddow's Drift argues that we've drifted away from America's original ideals and become a nation weirdly at peace with perpetual war.
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Peripheralization: The Making of Spatial Dependencies and Social Injustice

Matthias Naumann, Andrea Fischer-Tahir - Social Science - 2013 - 320 pages
Discussing examples from Germany, Eastern Europe, Turkey, Iraqi Kurdistan, Pakistan, India and Brazil, the volume describes the social production of peripheries from different theoretical and methodological perspectives.
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The Righteous Mind: Why Good People Are Divided by Politics and Religion

Jonathan Haidt - Psychology - 2012 - 384 pages
Why do people so readily assume the worst about the motives of their fellow citizens? In The Righteous Mind, social psychologist Jonathan Haidt explores the origins of our divisions and points the way forward to mutual understanding.
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From the Ruins of Empire: The Intellectuals Who Remade Asia

Pankaj Mishra - History - 2012 - 368 pages
But Pankaj Mishra shows that it was otherwise in this stereotype-shattering book.
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Repetition and Identity: The Literary Agenda

Catherine Pickstock - Literary Criticism - 2013 - 240 pages
For just these reasons this is the right time for renewal, to start reinvigorated work into the meaning and value of literary reading. Repetition and Identity offers a theory of the existing thing as such.
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Crossroads and Cultures, Volume A: To 1300: A History of the World's Peoples

Bonnie G. Smith, Marc Van De Mieroop, Richard von Glahn, Kris Lane - History - 2012 - 448 pages
Crossroads and Cultures: A History of the World’s Peoples incorporates the best current cultural history into a fresh and original narrative that connects global patterns of development with life on the ground.
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Dreaming in Chinese: Mandarin Lessons in Life, Love, and Language

Deborah Fallows - Language Arts & Disciplines - 2010 - 208 pages
In sharing what she discovered about Mandarin, and how those discoveries helped her understand a culture that had at first seemed impenetrable, Deborah Fallows's Dreaming in Chinese opens up China to Westerners more completely, perhaps, ...
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How to Be Black

Baratunde Thurston - Humor - 2012 - 272 pages
If You Don't Buy This Book, You're a Racist. Have you ever been called "too black" or "not black enough"? Have you ever befriended or worked with a black person? If you answered yes to any of these questions, this book is for you.
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The Art of Urban Sketching: Drawing On Location Around The World

Gabriel Campanario - Art - 2012 - 320 pages
With profiles of leading practitioners and discussions of the benefits of working in this art form, this inspiring book shows how one can participate and experience this creative outlet through modern-day social networks and online activity ...
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Devil in the Grove: Thurgood Marshall, the Groveland Boys, and the Dawn of a ...

Gilbert King - History - 2012 - 464 pages
Devil in the Grove is the winner of the 2013 Pulitzer Prize for General Nonfiction.
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A Return to Love: Reflections on the Principles of A Course in Miracles

Marianne Williamson - Psychology - 2009 - 336 pages
Back by popular demand -- and newly updated by the author -- the mega-bestselling spiritual guide in which Marianne Williamson shares her reflections on A Course in Miracles and her insights on the application of love in the search for ...
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Survival of the Sickest

Dr. Sharon Moalem, Jonathan Prince - Medical - 2009 - 304 pages
This is a book about the interconnectedness of all life on earth -- and, especially, what that means for us.
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