New Arrivals - Social sciences and languages
A former trader at the Galleon Group traces his high-adrenaline career through the trading underworld to reveal Wall Street's after-hours subculture of sex, drugs, and cutthroat financial competitiveness.
"A former United States Secretary of Education and a liberal arts graduate expose the broken promise of higher education."
Offers guidance for transforming fears about environmental issues into useful forces in individual lives, advocating the taking of small, constructive steps toward handling problems that seem beyond our control, and maintaining hope.
Formidable women across professions are convening at unprecedented rates, forming salons, dinner groups, and networking circles--and collaborating to achieve clout and success. A new girls' network is alive and set to hyperdrive. "Stiletto network" is about those groups.
A guide for beginning investors provides detailed advice on how to make wise stock selections, decodes difficult expressions and terms used on the stock markets, and alleviates the tension of making the right investments.
Hagstrom explores basic and fundamental investing concepts in a range of fields outside of economics, including physics, biology, sociology, psychology, philosophy, and literature.
Create a trust that provides financial security for a loved one with special needs without jeopardizing government benefits. The fifth edition provides eligibility requirements for government benefits, current resources, and a new perspective on when to make a trust independently and when to seek an attorney's help.
Filled with sketches and specially commissioned photographs of her large-scale tattoos, and drawing on stories from her own life and the lives of her clients, the renowned artist writes candidly about her greatest desires, fears, successes, and failures.
Argues that couples can use a knowledge of quantum physics, biochemistry, and psychology to create and maintain an intense loving relationship with their partner, similar to feelings experienced on a honeymoon.
On the first day of high school, Kristina Ellis's mom, a single, working mother who lost her husband to cancer, informed her that she could not financially support her after graduation. Kristina would need to find her own way to pay for college. As an average student with less-than-impressive test scores, Kristina realized she would have to sell herself to scholarship committees if she wanted to stand out. That's when she devised the plan that led to her receiving over $500,000 in free money for college--enough to pay for her full education at a top-20 university, all the way up to her doctoral degree, and make her dreams come true. How she made it happen--and how you can too!--is the focus of this book. Kristina shares not just her little-known secrets for scholarship success but her incredibly inspiring story -- Back cover.
"Adoption has long been enmeshed in the politics of abortion. But as ... journalist Kathryn Joyce makes clear in 'The child catchers,' adoption has lately become entangled in the conservative Christian agenda. To tens of millions of evangelicals, adoption has become a new front in the culture wars: a test of 'pro-life' bonafides, a way to reinvent compassionate conservatism on the global stage, and a means to fulfill the 'Great Commission' mandate that Christians evangelize the nations. Influential leaders fervently promote a new 'orphan theology,' urging followers to adopt en masse, with little thought for the families these 'orphans' may actually have. Christian adoption activists have added moral weight to a multi-billion dollar adoption industry intent on increasing the 'supply' of adoptable children, both at home and overseas"--From publisher description.
This book, in a step-by-step progression, shows a better way to breaking the cycle and cultivating better relationships. It teaches women how to recognize when they are in a "sextimacy" event as opposed to the beginning of a mutually fulfilling relationship that won't leave them racked with morning-after regrets.
"Answers legal questions in plain English related to starting and running a small business. The 12th edition is thoroughly updated, including information on new tax reporting requirements and tax credits for small businesses under the Patient Protection Act"--Provided by publisher.
"The city of Juárez is ground zero for the drug war that is raging across Mexico and has claimed close to 60,000 lives since 2007. It is here that the Mexican government came to turn the tide. Whatever happens in Juárez will have lasting repercussions for both Mexico and the United States. Ricardo Ainslie went to Juárez to try to understand what was taking place behind the headlines of cartel executions and other acts of horrific brutality. "--From the dust-jacket flaps.
Presents an analysis of the United States government, arguing that the nature of politics is the cause of the crisis of the modern welfare state, and offers solutions that people across the country are discovering.
"... a modern tale of one person's journey to uncover the five secrets to living his one best financial life"--P.  of cover.
In 1949, Florida's orange industry was booming with cheap Jim Crow labor. When a white seventeen-year-old Groveland girl cried rape, vicious Sheriff McCall was fast on the trail of four young blacks who dared to envision a future for themselves. Then the Ku Klux Klan rolled into town, burning homes and chasing hundreds of blacks into the swamps. So began the chain of events that would bring Thurgood Marshall, the man known as "Mr. Civil Rights," into the fray. Associates thought it was suicidal for him to wade into the "Florida Terror" at a time when he was irreplaceable to the burgeoning civil rights movement, but the lawyer would not shrink from the fight--not after the Klan had murdered one of Marshall's NAACP associates and Marshall had endured threats that he would be next. Drawing on a wealth of never-before-published material, including the FBI's unredacted Groveland case files, as well as the NAACP's Legal Defense Fund files, King shines new light on this remarkable civil rights crusader against a heroic backdrop.--From publisher description.
The gripping account from an ex-con who went undercover to help the ATF infiltrate three of America's most violent biker gangs.
Guzman takes climate change out of the realm of scientific abstraction to explore its real-world consequences.
Each year more than 500,000 children are affected by identity theft-- half of them under age six. Countless other cases go unreported because the thief is a relative or parent of the victim. This devastating crime can wreak havoc on a child's future opportunities; it can be difficult to prove, and even harder to undo the damage that has been done. Chappell offers parents, educators, law enforcement officials, and others who care for or work with children an inside look at the ways in which children are vulnerable to identity thieves.
"A rising China, climate change, terrorism, a nuclear Iran, a turbulent Middle East, and a reckless North Korea present serious challenges to our national security. But the biggest threat to the United States comes not from abroad-but from within. Burgeoning deficit and debt, crumbling infrastructure, second class schools, and an outdated immigration system have resulted in a country less competitive and far more vulnerable than it should be. In Foreign Policy Begins at Home, Council on Foreign Relations President Richard N. Haass describes a twenty-first century in which power is widely diffused. Globalization, revolutionary technologies, and power shifts have created a "nonpolar" world of American primacy but not domination. Still, it is a relatively forgiving world, one with no great power rival. How long this strategic respite will last, though, depends entirely on whether the United States puts its own house in order. Haass outlines a process of Restoration that will ensure the United States has the resources it needs to lead the world, set examples other societies will want to emulate, reduce the country's vulnerability to hostile forces and fickle markets, and discourage would-be adversaries from mounting aggression"-- Provided by publisher.