Nov. 27-28 - All libraries will be closed for Thanksgiving.
New Arrivals - Social sciences and languages
"By the president of the prestigious Brennan Center for Justice at NYU School of Law, the life story of the most controversial, volatile, misunderstood provision of the Bill of Rights"-- Provided by publisher.
A visual dictionary that comes with 1000 entries and more than 600 fine-art images. It brings together the three outstanding traditions of Europe: the Classical legends of ancient Greece and Rome; the fairytale myths of the Celtic world; and from Northern Europe, tales of Germanic gods, Nordic warriors and giants.
The former NFL player, model, and television actor examines his disadvantaged childhood and long-time marriage to share advice on how to be a responsible family man while maintaining one's masculinity and sense of humor.
Professor E.D. Hirsch, Jr. argues that children in the United States are being deprived of the basic knowledge that would enable them to function in contemporary society. They lack cultural literacy: a grasp of background information that writers and speakers assume their audience already has. Thus even if a student has a basic competence in the English language, he or she has little chance of entering the American mainstream without knowing what a silicon chip is, or when the Civil War was fought.
Recounts the history of the Chicano rights group, "Crusade for Justice," in 1960s Denver, as remembered by one of its members.
"... narrative of how a small group of private bankers and their financial institutions shaped America's economy and its global position since the start of the twentieth century. Through personal, political and professional networks, these bankers strategically exercised, and continue to exercise, disproportionate control over the destiny of billions of people. Nomi Prins offers an explosive account of how this came to be, and how the banks continue to influence the world economy and dominate government. Aligning the complex relationships between political and financial leaders since the early 1900s, Prins exposes the elite bankers that served as unelected leaders and confidants, acting as a shadow government concealed behind the US presidency from Wilson to Obama. With eye-opening correspondence culled from Presidential libraries across the country, against a timeline of two world wars and multiple market crashes, 'All The Presidents' Bankers' traces the shocking consequences of a system in which there is no line between public office and private power"-- Provided by publisher.
Provides a guide for becoming a successful angel investor, from identifying new opportunities to structuring investments in order to maximize returns.