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My life on the road / Gloria SteinemGloria Steinem—writer,...My life on the road / Gloria SteinemGloria Steinem—writer, activist, organizer, and one of the most inspiring leaders in the world—now tells a story she has never told before, a candid account of how her early years led her to live an on-the-road kind of life, traveling, listening to people, learning, and creating change. She reveals the story of her own growth in tandem with the growth of an ongoing movement for equality. This is the story at the heart of My Life on the Road.
Find your story, write your memoir / Lynn C. Miller and Lisa...Find your story, write your memoir / Lynn C. Miller and Lisa Lenard-CookOffers an overview of the building blocks of memoir writing. Individual chapters focus on key issues and challenges, such as the balance between the remembering narrator and the experiencing narrator, the capacity to honor the subjective voice, creating an organically functional structure for a particular story, and taking the next steps with a written memoir.
You’ve asked for more textbooks, and we’re getting...You’ve asked for more textbooks, and we’re getting as many as we can. So much so, we’ve needed to add a new shelve to the Reserves stack! #omgsmc
Latin American crime : thirteen stories / selected by Daniel...Latin American crime : thirteen stories / selected by Daniel GaleraIn thirteen electrifying stories, our very first all-Latin-American issue takes on the crime story as a starting point, and expands to explore contemporary life from every angle - swinging from secret Venezuelan prisons to Uruguayan resorts to blood-drenched bedrooms in Mexico and Peru, and even, briefly, to Epcot Center and the Havana home of a Cuban transsexual named Amy Winehouse.
The last crusade in the West : Castile and the conquest of...The last crusade in the West : Castile and the conquest of Granada / Joseph F. O'CallaghanBy the middle of the fourteenth century, Christian control of the Iberian Peninsula extended to the borders of the emirate of Granada, whose Muslim rulers acknowledged Castilian suzerainty. No longer threatened by Moroccan incursions, the kings of Castile were diverted from completing the Reconquest by civil war and conflicts with neighboring Christian kings.
Good Catholics : the battle over abortion in the Catholic Church...Good Catholics : the battle over abortion in the Catholic Church / Patricia MillerGood Catholics tells the story of the remarkable individuals who have engaged in a nearly fifty-year struggle to assert the moral legitimacy of a pro-choice position in the Catholic Church, as well as the concurrent efforts of the Catholic hierarchy to suppress abortion dissent and to translate Catholic doctrine on sexuality into law.
The hidden mechanics of exercise : molecules that move us /...The hidden mechanics of exercise : molecules that move us / Christopher M. GillenAs anyone who takes up a new sport quickly discovers, even basic athletic moves require high levels of coordination and control. Whether dribbling a basketball or hitting a backhand, limbs must be synchronized and bodies balanced, all with precise timing. But no matter how diligently we watch the pros or practice ourselves, the body’s inner workings remain invisible.
The lizard’s tale : a novel / José DonosoDefeated and...The lizard’s tale : a novel / José DonosoDefeated and hiding in his Barcelona apartment, painter Antonio Muñoz-Roa—clearly Donoso’s alter ego—relates the story of his flight with Luisa, his cousin, lover, and benefactor, after his scandalous desertion from the “Informalist” movement (a witty reference to a contemporary Spanish art movement and possibly an allusion to the Boom as well), in which he had been a member of a certain standing.
Greed : a Dictionary for the SelfishSurprisingly, it...Greed : a Dictionary for the SelfishSurprisingly, it didn’t claim every word in the OED (although if it could, it would). This pocket-sized dictionary swipes only the most worthy of syllables, as well as the reader’s attention.
A random walk down Wall Street : the time-tested strategy for...A random walk down Wall Street : the time-tested strategy for successful investing / Burton G. MalkielIn a time of market volatility and economic uncertainty, when high-frequency traders and hedge fund managers seem to tower over the average investor, Burton G. Malkiel’s classic and gimmick-free investment guide is now more necessary than ever. Rather than tricks, what you’ll find here is a time-tested and thoroughly research-based strategy for your portfolio.
Some of the high school librarians working on the evaluation...Some of the high school librarians working on the evaluation carousel activity at today’s workshop. We were happy to welcome teacher-librarians from Danville, Concord, Oakland, Hayward, San Francisco and other cities around the Bay Area to get together, network, and talk about ideas to help teach research skills at their schools. #omgsmc (at Saint Mary’s College of California)
We’re thrilled to have SMC professor Katherine Field...We’re thrilled to have SMC professor Katherine Field speaking to a gathering of Bay Area high school librarians about fostering curiosity and asking questions. (at Saint Mary’s College of California)
God and blackness : race, gender, and identity in a middle class...God and blackness : race, gender, and identity in a middle class Afrocentric church / Andrea C. AbramsBlackness, as a concept, is extremely fluid: it can refer to cultural and ethnic identity, socio-political status, an aesthetic and embodied way of being, a social and political consciousness, or a diasporic kinship. It is used as a description of skin color ranging from the palest cream to the richest chocolate; as a marker of enslavement, marginalization, criminality, filth, or evil; or as a symbol of pride, beauty, elegance, strength, and depth.
Book banning in 21st-century America / Emily J.M. KnoxBook...Book banning in 21st-century America / Emily J.M. KnoxBook Banning in 21st Century America, based on thirteen contemporary book challenge cases in schools and public libraries across the United States argues that understanding contemporary reading practices, especially interpretive strategies, is vital to understanding why people attempt to censor books in schools and public libraries.
Paying with their bodies : American war and the problem of the...Paying with their bodies : American war and the problem of the disabled veteran / John M. KinderChristian Bagge, an Iraq War veteran, lost both his legs in a roadside bomb attack on his Humvee in 2006. Months after the accident, outfitted with sleek new prosthetic legs, he jogged alongside President Bush for a photo op at the White House. The photograph served many functions, one of them being to revive faith in an American martial ideal—that war could be fought without permanent casualties, and that innovative technology could easily repair war’s damage.
American painters on technique : 1860-1945 / Lance Mayer and Gay...American painters on technique : 1860-1945 / Lance Mayer and Gay MyersHow paintings were made–in the most literal sense–is an important but largely unknown aspect of the story of American art. This book, like the authors’ previous volume on American painting techniques from the colonial period to 1860, is based on descriptions of the materials and methods that painters used, as found in artists’ notebooks, painting manuals, magazines, suppliers’ catalogues, letters, diaries, books, and interviews.
33 artists in 3 acts / Sarah ThorntonThornton, best selling...33 artists in 3 acts / Sarah ThorntonThornton, best selling author of Seven Days in the Art World, explores the question “what is an author” in this collection of profiles of thirty-three contemporary artists. Artists range from international superstars to art teachers. Stories are divided in to three acts: Politics, Kinship and Craft. Each “scene” provides intimate details into the author’s life and explores the triumphs, crises and habits of successful artists.
Integrated but unequal : Black faculty in predominately white...Integrated but unequal : Black faculty in predominately white space / edited by Mark ChristianThe emphasis in this book is on Black faculty based in the US and UK working in predominately White universities. The scholars in this volume are all successful in their chosen fields, some are extremely successful. Yet they have reached the heights of victory in academia against tremendous odds, existing in “Integrated but Unequal” institutions of higher learning.
Even Godzilla had to take a few minutes from his busy day of...Even Godzilla had to take a few minutes from his busy day of stomping stuff to celebrate a fantastic night for the Gaels. @smcgaels @gaelswbb (at Saint Mary’s College Library)