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March. Book One / John LewisA first-hand account of the...March. Book One / John LewisA first-hand account of the author’s lifelong struggle for civil and human rights spans his youth in rural Alabama, his life-changing meeting with Martin Luther King, Jr., and the birth of the Nashville Student Movement.
American ways : a cultural guide to the United States / Gary...American ways : a cultural guide to the United States / Gary Althen with Janet BennettWhether you’re a businessperson beginning to work in the United States or a foreign student visiting for a semester, this new edition of American Ways will help you navigate America’s diverse and changing culture. From the deep-seated attitudes that mark the American character to customs and everyday activities, American Ways explores the tapestry of the country’s life, providing invaluable information on cultural values, politics, education, religion, and relationships.
The gospel of the Lord : how the early church wrote the story of...The gospel of the Lord : how the early church wrote the story of Jesus / Michael F. BirdBird’s study clarifies the often confusing debates over the origins of the canonical Gospels. Bird navigates recent concerns and research as he builds an informed case for how the early Christ followers wrote and spread the story of Jesus – the story by which they believed they were called to live. The Gospel of the Lord is ideal for students or anyone who wants to know the story behind the four Gospels.
Finding Abbey : the search for Edward Abbey and his hidden...Finding Abbey : the search for Edward Abbey and his hidden desert grave / Sean PrentissWhen the great environmental writer Edward Abbey died in 1989, four of his friends buried him secretly in a hidden desert spot that no one would ever find. The final resting place of the Thoreau of the American West remains unknown and has become part of American folklore. In this book a young writer who went looking for Abbey’s grave combines an account of his quest with a creative biography of Abbey.
By popular demand, we’ve extended our hours leading up to...By popular demand, we’ve extended our hours leading up to and through Finals week. #omgsmc #smclibrary
The grapes of math : how life reflects numbers and numbers...The grapes of math : how life reflects numbers and numbers reflect life / Alex BellosFrom triangles, rotations, and power laws, to cones, curves, and the dreaded calculus, Alex Bellos takes you on a journey of mathematical discovery with his signature wit and limitless enthusiasm. He sifts through more than 30,000 survey submissions to uncover the world’s favorite number and meets a mathematician who looks for universes in his garage.
Humble inquiry : the gentle art of asking instead of telling /...Humble inquiry : the gentle art of asking instead of telling / Edgar H. ScheinCommunication is essential in a healthy organization. But all too often when we interact with people—especially those who report to us—we simply tell them what we think they need to know. This shuts them down. To generate bold new ideas, to avoid disastrous mistakes, to develop agility and flexibility, we need to practice Humble Inquiry.
Occult America : White House séances, ouija circles, masons, and...Occult America : White House séances, ouija circles, masons, and the secret mystic history of our nation / Mitch HorowitzFrom its earliest days, America served as an arena for the revolutions in alternative spirituality that eventually swept the globe. Esoteric philosophies and personas—from Freemasonry to Spiritualism, from Madame H. P. Blavatsky to Edgar Cayce—dramatically altered the nation’s culture, politics, and religion. Yet the mystical roots of our identity are often ignored or overlooked.
Murder city : Ciudad Juárez and the global economy’s new...Murder city : Ciudad Juárez and the global economy’s new killing fields / Charles BowdenCiudad Juárez, during the past few decades, has gone from bustling border town to a city with the highest murder rate in the world. The cruel reality of Juarez is artfully depicted in this selection of narratives by Bowden, author of Down by the River and Some of the Dead are Still Breathing. Bowden brings individual tragedies to the reader’s attention, ultimately putting the audience in touch with the human elements of the crimes.
The crusade for equality in the workplace : the Griggs v. Duke...The crusade for equality in the workplace : the Griggs v. Duke Power Story / Robert BeltonOn March 8, 1971, the Supreme Court of the United States decided a case, “Griggs v. Duke Power Co.”, brought by thirteen African American employees who worked as common laborers and janitors at one of Duke Power’s facilities. The decision, in plaintiffs’ favor, marked a profound and enduring challenge to the dominance of white males in the workplace.
Upriver : the turbulent life and times of an Amazonian people /...Upriver : the turbulent life and times of an Amazonian people / Michael F. BrownIn this story of one man’s encounter with an indigenous people of Peru, Michael Brown guides his readers upriver into a contested zone of the Amazonian frontier, where more than 50,000 Awajún—renowned for pugnacity and fierce independence—use hard-won political savvy, literacy, and digital skills to live life on their own terms, against long odds.
Sleepwalking into a New World: The Emergence of Italian City...Sleepwalking into a New World: The Emergence of Italian City Communes in the Twelfth Century / Chris WickhamAmid the disintegration of the Kingdom of Italy in the eleventh and twelfth centuries, a new form of collective government–the commune–arose in the cities of northern and central Italy.Sleepwalking into a New World takes a bold new look at how these autonomous city-states came about, and fundamentally alters our understanding of one of the most important political and cultural innovations of the medieval world.
The Wal-Mart revolution : how big-box stores benefit consumers,...The Wal-Mart revolution : how big-box stores benefit consumers, workers, and the economy / Richard Vedder and Wendell CoxVedder (economics, Ohio U.) and Cox (an international public policy consultant) argue that Wal-Mart and other so-called “big box” stores have had generally positive economic effects for the American population and increasingly for the rest of the world as well. They point to customer savings, comparable market wages, expanded consumer choice, and expanded employment as primary effects of the “Wal-Mart Revolution.”
On Palestine / Noam Chomsky and Ilan PappéOperation Protective...On Palestine / Noam Chomsky and Ilan PappéOperation Protective Edge, Israel’s most recent assault on Gaza, left thousands of Palestinians dead and cleared the way for another Israeli land grab. The need to stand in solidarity with Palestinians has never been greater.
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The athletic experience at historically Black colleges and...The athletic experience at historically Black colleges and universities : past, present, and persistence / edited by Billy Hawkins, Joseph Cooper, Akilah Carter-Francique, J. Kenyatta CavilThis book provides a historical overview of athletics at Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) and the current social educational significance of these athletic programs. It also provides a conceptual framework that contributes to the debate on college athletics and higher education, in general, and athletics at HBCUs, specifically.
BP, where did it all go wrong? / Paul AndrewsBP - Where did it...BP, where did it all go wrong? / Paul AndrewsBP - Where did it all go wrong? is a quick-read business biography; it is a history and current breakdown of British Petroleum. The book introduces the reader to BP, how the company was formed, the chequered past it has, and discusses the recent disaster of one of the biggest oil spills in history.
No, you’re not seeing things. And yes, we did that on...No, you’re not seeing things. And yes, we did that on purpose. The globe lights on the second floor have different bulbs in them. We’re seeing which one is brighter. Let us know what you think. The yellow glow, or the white glow?💡#omgsmc (at Saint Mary’s College Library)
African womanhood in colonial Kenya, 1900-50 / Tabitha KanogoHow...African womanhood in colonial Kenya, 1900-50 / Tabitha KanogoHow they were treated, how they dressed, if they were to be educated, if and how they married, if they ever experienced sexual pleasure, and even if they were allowed to live were seemingly in the hands of African and British male authority figures. Yet Kenyan women in the first half of the twentieth century nevertheless managed to find their identities for themselves and establish at least some level of control over their own lives.
The Port Chicago 50 : disaster, mutiny, and the fight for civil...The Port Chicago 50 : disaster, mutiny, and the fight for civil rights / Steve SheinkinThe Newbery Award-winning and National Book Award finalist author Bomb presents an account of the 1944 civil rights protest involving hundreds of African-American Navy servicemen who were unjustly charged with mutiny for refusing to work in unsafe conditions after the deadly Port Chicago explosion.