New Arrivals - Social sciences and languages
"On March 18, 1963, in one of its most significant legal decisions, the U.S. Supreme Court unanimously ruled in Gideon v. Wainwright that all defendants facing significant jail time have the constitutional right to a free attorney if they cannot afford their own. Fifty years later, 80 percent of criminal defendants are served by public defenders. In a book that combines the sweep of history with the intimate details of individual lives and legal cases, veteran reporter Karen Houppert movingly chronicles the stories of people in all parts of the country who have relied on Gideon's promise. There is the harrowing saga of a young man who is charged with involuntary vehicular homicide in Washington State, where overextended public defenders juggle impossible caseloads, forcing his defender to go to court to protect her own right to provide an adequate defense. In Florida, Houppert describes a public defender's office, loaded with upward of seven hundred cases per attorney, and discovers the degree to which Clarence Earl Gideon's promise is still unrealized. In New Orleans, she follows the case of a man imprisoned for twenty-seven years for a crime he didn't commit, finding a public defense system already near collapse before Katrina and chronicling the harrowing months after the storm, during which overworked volunteers and students struggled to get the system working again. In Georgia, Houppert finds a mentally disabled man who is to be executed for murder, despite the best efforts of a dedicated but severely overworked and underfunded capital defender. Half a century after Anthony Lewis's award-winning Gideon's Trumpet brought us the story of the court case that changed the American justice system, Chasing Gideon is a crucial book that provides essential reckoning of our attempts to implement this fundamental constitutional right"--Provided by publisher.
Explains how feminist values can meet the challenges of today's problems in business and government, drawing on interviews with those who lead innovative organizations with the values most commonly associated with women.
"Robert Lustig's ninety-minute YouTube video "Sugar: The Bitter Truth" has been viewed nearly three million times. Now, in this book, he documents the science and the politics that have led to personal misery and public crisis--the pandemic of obesity and chronic disease--over the last thirty years"--Provided by publisher.
A former member of the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation describes her view of the events in the dispute between Planned Parenthood and her organization which threatened to end funding for Planned Parenthood, a major provider of health services for poor women.
Offers advice to professionals who are subject to special tax rules on deducting start-up expenses, operating expenses, health care costs, retirement plan contributions, and other expenses on their taxes.
Describes how the everyday dysfunction inherent in all organizations is actually a necessary part of the organization and uses case studies from McDonald's, Google and even al Qaeda to prove that red tape, meetings and management all serve a purpose.
Describes the author's experiences as a young widow and the pivotal relationships she forged with five other widows, recounting the stories of their losses and bravery as exchanged throughout a year of monthly Saturday night meetings.
Documents the author's decade-long search for identity and a place of belonging as inspired by African-American and Jewish history as well as the exoduses of black communities that left ancestral homes in search of "promised lands."
Explains how the increase in intuitive, creative, and abstract-thinking abilities of children as well as incidences of ADHD, dyslexia, and autism signal evolutionary changes at work in humanity--the emergence of the Fifth Root Race.
An argument against the necessity of nuclear weapons that challenges common beliefs that they overcome opposition, provide deterrence, and maintain peace, drawing on historical research to consider how the world could be peaceful without nuclear weaponry.
"From the editor-at-large of Breitbart.com, a timely and compelling look at how liberals use bullying toward their opponents on today's top political issues"--Provided by publisher.
Describes how a financial column assignment revealed to the author the unethical machinations of the multi-billion-dollar personal finance industry and its false promises of quick and easy wealth, explaining how everyday investors are routinely misled by self-proclaimed money experts who exploit clients to increase their own wealth.
A primary source examination of the infiltration of Stalin's Soviet intelligence network by members of the American government during World War II reveals the dictator's dubious partnerships with such top-level figures as Vice President Henry Wallace and chief advisor Harry Hopkins.
Explains the tax auditing process, the different types of audits, how to prepare and prove a case, and the best follow-up and appeal procedures.
Expolores the inner workings of this important part of the legislative branch, written for all audiences.
A personal account of a digital-strategy expert's efforts to date using current online technologies recounts how after numerous setbacks she strategically changed her approaches and met dozens of worthwhile candidates.
A Harvard scholar argues that mathematical models can provide solutions to current economic challenges, explaining that the economic meltdown of 2008 was based on a misunderstanding of scientific models rather than on the models themselves.
Provides gay and lesbian couples with legal guidance as well as tools, forms, and letters for making the decisions, including obtaining domestic partner benefits, assigning power of attorney, and co-owning real estate.
For the residential landlord, tax deductions can make the difference between earning a profit and losing money. Here is everything you need to legally maximize your deductions and put extra dollars in your pocket.
The inspirational story of a former Microsoft executive's quest to build libraries around the world and share the love of books. He strived to bring the lessons of the corporate world to the nonprofit sector--and succeeded spectacularly. Now, he explains his vision and the story of his startup.
An insider's view of America's drug and alcohol rehab industry explores its strengths and weaknesses while revealing a disturbing gap between best practice and reality.