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A foremost journalist for "The New Yorker" and "The New York Times" reverses three decades of thinking about what creates successful children, solving the mysteries of why some succeed and others failNand of how to move individual children toward their full potential for success.
For 23 years, Cussler's NUMA--the National Underwater & Marine Agency--has scoured Earth's waters in search of lost ships of historic significance. This collection contains more of their true adventures. Illustrations.
In this "artful, informative, and delightful (book)" ("New York Review of Books"), Diamond offers a convincing explanation of the way the modern world came to be and stunningly dismantles racially based theories of human history. Photos.
Compiled by the "Father of Black History," these fables unfold amid a magical realm of tricksters and fairies. Recounted in simple language, they will enchant readers and listeners of all ages. Over 60 illustrations.
In Security Disarmed, scholars, policy planners, and activists come together to think critically about the human cost of violence and viable alternatives to armed conflict. The book critically challenges militarization and voices an alternative encompassing vision of human security by analyzing the relationships among gender, race, and militarization.
A reexamination of Harold Cruse's classic "Crisis of the Negro Intellectual," published in 1967 at the height of the civil-rights movement and now required reading in African American studies courses, this polemic pays tribute to the earlier book's importance and takes to task the current generation of black scholars for failing to meet Cruse's rigorous standards for public commentary. Detailing the evolution of black-intellectual discourse since the 1960s, this assessment points to a lack of ongoing discussion about the role of intellectuals--black or white--in our society and insists that the experience of black Americans is so complex it deserves the closest and most honest scrutiny possible from black writers and academics. Instead, the book is sad to report, today's scholars are often caught up in media battles such as those described in the chapters "Three of a Kind: Black Conservatives, Black Liberals, and Black Radicals" and "Why Black Female Intellectuals Tend to Shout.
Spurr's ability to make connections between literature and its shadow discourse, journalism, and to show how the two work in tandem to reinforce the culture of colonialism, is really most impressive. The overall result of his approach is a broad perspective on the global problem of colonialism."--Christopher Miller, Yale University
Crime in the United States contains findings that the FBI releases annually from its Uniform Crime Reporting (UCR) Program. No longer printed by the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), Bernan Press continues to provide this practical information in convenient book form. Legal and law enforcement professionals and researchers will find crime statistics for the nation as a whole-and for regions, states, counties, cities, towns, and college and university campuses on murder and non-negligent manslaughter, forcible rape, robbery, and aggravated assault. Statistics also cover the property crimes of burglary, arson, larceny-theft, and motor vehicle theft.
This enchanting collection of favorite Irish folk tales deserves to be read aloud at every hearth. Described by Malachy Doyle in captivating language, the larger-than-life characters, dramatic landscapes, and magical happenings of all the tales, including the famous legend of the bewitched Children of Lir, are also brought vividly to life by the luminous art of Niamh Sharkey, making this a book that will transport readers to another world for many happy hours.