New Arrivals - Social sciences and languages
The legal drama of a man who has spent almost forty years in prison for murders he denies commiting and the tenacious lawyers who believe in his innocence.
Provides background information and step-by-step instructions that nonprofits need to apply for federal 501(c)(3) tax-exempt status and qualify as a public charity with the IRS. The 11th edition covers recent federal and state rules, including information about new online services and options related to forming a non profit corporation.
Operation Damocles was a covert campaign of the Israeli Mossad in August 1962 targeting German scientists formerly employed in Nazi Germany's rocket program, who were developing rockets for Egypt.
Gives the reader answers, information and strategies they need to figure out whether bankruptcy is the right solution for their debt problems.
Sheri Booker was only fifteen years old when she started working at Wylie Funeral Home in West Baltimore. She had no idea that her summer job would become nine years of immersion in a hidden world. Reeling from the death of her beloved great aunt, she found comfort in the funeral home, and soon has the run of the place, from its sacred chapels to the terrifying embalming room. With AIDS and gang violence threatening to wipe out a generation of black men, Wylie was never short on business. As families came together to bury one of their own, Booker was privy to their most intimate moments of grief and despair. But along with the sadness, Booker encountered moments of dark humor: brawls between mistresses and widows, and car crashes at McDonald's with dead bodies in tow. While she never got over her terror of the embalming room, Booker learned to expect the unexpected and to never, ever cry.
"When it comes to sex, common wisdom holds that men roam while women crave closeness and commitment. But in this provocative, headline-making book, Daniel Bergner turns everything we thought we knew about womens arousal and desire inside out. Drawing on extensive research and interviews with renowned behavioral scientists, sexologists, psychologists, and everyday women, he forces us to reconsider long-held notions about female sexuality"--Dust jacket flap.
"Ben Novack, Jr. was born into a life of luxury and opulence. Heir to the legendary Fontainebleau hotel, he spent his childhood surrounded by some of the world's biggest stars, including Frank Sinatra and the Rat Pack, Elvis Presley, and Ann-Margret, who performed regularly at the Fontainebleau's La Ronde Room. He sat by while his parents entertained presidents and movie stars, as they reigned over Miami Beach in the '50's and '60's, and when the family business went sour he became wealthy in his own right, founding a multi-million dollar business using connections he made at the Fontainebleau. But Ben, Jr.'s luxurious, celebrity-studded lifestyle would end in another hotel room--a thousand miles away from the one where he grew up--when police found him bound up in duct tape, beaten to death. Seven years earlier, police found Novack in an eerily similar situation--when his wife Narcy duct-taped him to a chair for twenty-four hours and robbed him. Claiming it was a sex game, he never pressed charges and never followed through with a divorce. Now prosecutors claimed Narcy let the vicious killers into the room and watched as they beat her husband with dumbbells. They also suspected she was involved in the horrendous death of Novack's mother, just three months before. But it would be Narcy's own daughter who implicated her to the police--in this twisted case of passion, perversion, and paradise lost "-- Provided by publisher.
The author presents a visual A-to-Z reference profiling iconic vintage and modern dresses, combining illustrations with lively assessments of each depicted syle, their famous wearers and typical accessories.
"A blackly sardonic people's history of atomic blunders and near-misses revealing the hushed-up and forgotten episodes in which the great powers gambled with catastrophe"--From publisher description.
"Developed for the younger set (4-6 year olds) and targeting one of the most critical developmental periods for children, Art Lab for Little Kids is the perfect book for both parents and teachers who are seeking enriching and unique experiences to offer this age group.As in Susan Schwake's first book, Art Lab for Kids (Quarry Books, 2012), the Labs can be used as singular projects, or used to build up to a year of hands-on fine art experiences. Each Lab also features the work of a prominent artist for inspiration. The book begins with an introduction on materials and setting up a space for making art. The lessons that follow are open-ended to be explored over and over - with different results each time. They are geared for children being taught or guided by adults and are successful on all levels of experience and age. They do not result in "cookie cutter" end products, but are a method of learning something new each time they are used.This motivational book stands out as a unique reference for creating fine art with children through finding the student's own voice, marks and style and with playful lessons that result in significant skill building. Gorgeous photography shows different results from different people using the same lesson, exemplifying the way the lesson brings out each artist's personal style. Art Lab for Little Kids is a fresh source of creative activities for families and community groups or will work as lesson plans for both experienced and new art teachers in home school, preschool, and kindergarten environments"-- Provided by publisher.
"...shows you how to put the CAN SLIM System to work for you. Using an easy-to-follow game plan designed for busy people, you'll discover: 2 simple rules to protect your money 3 critical factors to consider before you buy Buying & Selling Checklists to help you capture - and keep - solid gains Easy-to-follow routines How to spot--and deal with--major changes in market direction..."--P. 4 of cover.
The orchestrator of an annual opinion poll in the Arab world describes the profound changes taking place, including recent protests and the toppling of autocrats, and discusses how the people of the region feel about these drastic shifts.
"... arms you with the information, advice, and tools you need before considering an investment in penny stocks. You'll also get guidance on identifying growth trends and market sectors positioned for rapid growth, finding undiscovered penny stocks, and understanding the fundamentals of a potential investment in penny stocks"--P.  of cover.
Examines the historic foreign policy triumph of John F. Kennedy's presidency: the crusade for world peace that consumed his final year in office.
To reach your military career goals, it is necessary for you to score high on the ASVAB--the exam used to qualify and place recruits in all branches of the armed services. Written by a former key member of the ASVAB team at the Department of Defense, "McGraw-Hill's ASVAB" provides you with insider advice to achieve exam success.
The winner of the Mystery Writers of America Grandmaster Award and her son present a dual account of their struggles with alcoholism and sobriety, a parallel journey marked by poignant episodes of relapse, travel and friendship.
The host of the Travel Channel's Andrew Zimmern's Bizarre Foods America shares memorable moments from his unconventional culinary travels while describing some of the more unusual foods he has sampled, in an account that features fun facts about culture, geography, art and history.
Since 2006, more than seventy thousand people have been killed in the Mexican drug war. In a country where the powerful are rarely scrutinized, noted Mexican American journalist Alfredo Corchado continues to report on government corruption, murders in Juarez, and the ruthless drug cartels of Mexico. In 2007, Corchado received a tip that he could be their next target. Rather than leave his country, Corchado went out into the Mexican countryside to investigate the threat. As he frantically contacted his sources, Corchado suspected the threat was his punishment for returning to Mexico against his mother's wishes--a curse. His parents had fled north and raised their children in California, but Corchado returned as a journalist in 1994, convinced that Mexico would one day overcome its pervasive corruption. But in this land of extremes, the gap of inequality--and injustice--remains wide. Even after the 2000 election put Mexico's opposition party in power for the first time, the long-awaited defeat created a vacuum of power. The cartels went to war with one another in the mid-2000s, while President Felipe Calderón tried in vain to stop the bloodshed. Meanwhile, the work Corchado lives for could kill him, but he's not ready to leave Mexico--not yet, maybe never.--From publisher description.
An account of a deadly commuter plane crash that took place in northern Canada in 1984 involving a pilot, a politician, a cop and the criminal he was escorting.
A memoir of the author's experiences as a liberal employee at Fox News Channel recounts his deliberate decision to reveal unflattering information through Gawker and his witness to the network's right-wing ideologies.
The youngest generation will never know life without iPhones, iPods, and Facebook, and while their parents have witnessed the evolution of technology, it is still a challenge to keep up with the pace at which things change. This easy-to-understand guide helps you get up to speed on everything you need to know NOW in order to keep up with your children's online and gadget activity. The book offers invaluable guidance for managing mobile devices, social media, and the Internet before it manages you! Also featured are tips and advice for establishing family rules for technology use and how to best handle situations when rules are broken.