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Title Battles for freedom : the use and abuse of American history

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Title Battles for freedom :
Author Foner, Eric, 1943- author.
Publication Date(s) 2017
Format: Books
Summary "[Eric] Foner expounds on the relevance of Abraham Lincoln's legacy in the twenty-first century and on the need for another era of Reconstruction. In addition to calling out politicians and the powerful for their abuse and misuse of American history, Foner assesses some of his fellow leading historians of the late 20th century, including Richard Hofstadter, Howard Zinn and Eric Hobsbawm. Foner ends with an essay on the great tradition of radicalism..which he argues, Americans of progressive disposition should seek to celebrate, retrieve, and renew."--Page 4 of cover.

Title NIGHT THOUGHTS

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Title NIGHT THOUGHTS
Author Shawn, Wallace
Format: Books

Title Tunnel : a Danny Katz thriller

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Title Tunnel : a Danny Katz thriller
Author Vallgren, Carl-Johan
Format: Books

Title Northern Italy : from the Alps to Rome.

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Title Northern Italy :
Publication Date(s) 1917-2017, 1900
Series: Blue guide
Format: Continuing Resources

Title Dynamic communication : 27 strategies to grow, lead, and manage your business

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Title Dynamic communication :
Author Schiefelbein, Jill, author.
Publication Date(s) 2017
Format: Books
Summary "You'd be hard pressed to find a job advertisement where "effective communication skills" wasn't somewhere in the description. Yet communication is one of the biggest problems plaguing businesses today. One reason is because communication training is often done in isolation-working on one skill at a time, but never connecting it to the bigger picture. This book is that bigger picture-where all the pieces come together for dynamic communication to exist and help business owners lead, manage, and sell. Dynamic Communication combines the author's business experience and theoretical background as a university communications instructor to create this model-an equation with three variables that encompasses what you need for dynamic and successful communication that moves people to action. Dynamic Communication contains three variables: connect, listen, and articulate. The proposed book takes each variable, explains it, applies it in the three main business audience types-internal audiences, external audiences, and consumer audiences-and shows the reader how to identify which variable is missing and how to correct it. It's an action-oriented model that drives results for the user, thus producing better managed, better connected, better articulated, and therefore better producing businesses"-- Provided by publisher. "This book contains 27 actionable strategies that readers can use to demonstrate dynamic communication and their organization to drive results. While the chapters and strategies are organized intentionally, each one is designed to be accessed individually. Readers will come away being able to execute an effective communication strategy"-- Provided by publisher.

Title Map to the stars

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Title Map to the stars
Author Matejka, Adrian, 1971- author.
Publication Date(s) 2017
Format: Books
Summary "A resonant new collection of poetry from Adrian Matejka, author of The Big Smoke, a finalist for The Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Award Map to the Stars, the fourth poetry collection from National Book Award and Pulitzer Prize finalist Adrian Matejka, navigates the tensions between race, geography, and poverty in America during the Reagan Era. In the time of space shuttles and the Strategic Defense Initiative, outer space is the only place equality seems possible, even as the stars serve to both guide and obscure the earthly complexities of masculinity and migration. In Matejka's poems, hope is the link between the convoluted realities of being poor and the inspiring possibilities of transcendence and escape--whether it comes from Star Trek, the dream of being one of the first black astronauts, or Sun Ra's cosmic jazz"-- Provided by publisher.

Title Together and by ourselves

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Title Together and by ourselves
Author Dimitrov, Alex, author.
Publication Date(s) 2017
Format: Books
Summary "Together and by Ourselves, Alex Dimitrov's second book of poems, takes on broad existential questions and the reality of our current moment: being seemingly connected to one another, yet emotionally alone. Through a collage aesthetic and a multiplicity of voices, these poems take us from coast to coast, New York to LA, and toward uneasy questions about intimacy, love, death, and the human spirit. Dimitrov critiques America's long-lasting obsessions with money, celebrity, and escapism-whether in our personal, professional, or family lives. What defines a life? Is love ever enough? Who are we when together and who are we by ourselves? These questions echo throughout the poems, which resist easy answers. The voice is both heartfelt and skeptical, bruised yet playful, and always deeply introspective"-- Provided by publisher.

Title Tremulous hinge : poems

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Title Tremulous hinge :
Author Giannelli, Adam, author.
Publication Date(s) 2017
Series: Iowa poetry prize
Format: Books

Title The happy end / all are welcome

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Title The happy end / all are welcome
Author Torre, Mónica de la, author.
Publication Date(s) 2017
Format: Books
Summary "The Happy End/ All Welcome is set in a job fair inspired by the Nature Theater of Oklahoma from Kafka's unfinished novel Amerika: the largest theater company in the world is recruiting all kinds of employees. De la Torre builds, fastens, cuts, pastes, performs, and extrudes a variety of poems to suit this most serious situation comedy: poems as job interviews, poems as postings, poems as questionnaires, reports, speeches, lyrical rants... At its heart, this playful bricolage explores the norms of the workplace and its notions of competence, while tackling office design, performativity, and skilled vs. deskilled creative labor."--Publisher's website (viewed 01/30/2017).

Title The sisters chase

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Title The sisters chase
Author Healy, Sarah, 1977- author.
Publication Date(s) 2017
Format: Books
Summary "A gripping novel about two sisters who are left homeless by their mother's death and the lengths the fierce older sister will go to protect her beloved young charge. The hardscrabble Chase women--Mary, Hannah, and their mother Diane--have been eking out a living running a tiny seaside motel that has been in the family for generations, inviting trouble into their lives for just as long. Eighteen-year-old Mary Chase is a force of nature: passionate, beautiful, and free-spirited. Her much younger sister, Hannah, whom Mary affectionately calls "Bunny," is imaginative, her head full of the stories of princesses and adventures that Mary tells to give her a safe emotional place in the middle of their troubled world. But when Diane dies in a car accident, Mary discovers the motel is worth less than the back taxes they owe. With few options, Mary's finely tuned instincts for survival kick in. As the sisters begin a cross-country journey in search of a better life, she will stop at nothing to protect Hannah. But Mary wants to protect herself, too, for the secrets she promised she would never tell--but now may be forced to reveal--hold the weight of unbearable loss. Vivid and suspenseful, The Sisters Chaseis a whirlwind page-turner about the extreme lengths one family will go to find--and hold onto--love"-- Provided by publisher.

Title A negro and an ofay : the tales of Elliot Caprice

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Title A negro and an ofay :
Author Gardner, Danny.
Format: Books

Title The songs we know best : John Ashbery's early life

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Title The songs we know best :
Author Roffman, Karin, author.
Edition: First edition.
Publication Date(s) 2017
Format: Books
Summary "The first biography of an American master. The Songs We Know Best, the first comprehensive biography of the early life of John Ashbery -- the winner of nearly every major American literary award -- reveals the unusual ways he drew on the details of his youth to populate the poems that made him one of the most original and unpredictable forces of the last century in arts and letters. Drawing on unpublished correspondence, juvenilia, and childhood diaries as well as more than one hundred hours of conversation with the poet, Karin Roffman offers an insightful portrayal of Ashbery during the twenty-eight years that led up to his stunning debut, Some Trees, chosen by W.H. Auden for the 1955 Yale Younger Poets Prize. Roffman shows how Ashbery's poetry arose from his early lessons both on the family farm and in 1950s New York City -- a bohemian existence that teemed with artistic fervor and radical innovations inspired by Dada and surrealism as well as lifelong friendships with painters and writers such as Frank O'Hara, Jane Freilicher, Nell Blaine, Kenneth Koch, James Schuyler, and Willem de Kooning. Ashbery has a reputation for being enigmatic and playfully elusive, but Roffman's biography reveals his deft mining of his early life for the flint and tinder from which his provocative later poems grew, producing a body of work that he calls "the experience of experience," an intertwining of life and art in extraordinarily intimate ways"-- Provided by publisher. "A biography focusing on the poet John Ashbery's early life"-- Provided by publisher.

Title Fictitious capital : how finance is appropriating our future

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Title Fictitious capital :
Author Durand, Cédric, author.
Publication Date(s) 2017
Format: Books

Title Shark drunk

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Title Shark drunk
Author Stroksnes, Morten.
Format: Books

Title Little sister

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Title Little sister
Author Gowdy, Barbara, author.
Edition: First U.S. edition.
Publication Date(s) 2017
Format: Books

Title Insight Pocket Guide Japan

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Title Insight Pocket Guide Japan
Author Insight Guides (COR)
Format: Books

Title Insight Pocket Guides Amsterdam

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Title Insight Pocket Guides Amsterdam
Author Insight Guides (COR)
Format: Books

Title Snook Wallow : a wrongful conviction mystery

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Title Snook Wallow :
Author Heijens, Janet, author.
Edition: First edition.
Publication Date(s) 2017
Format: Books
Summary After ten years on death row for murdering a Jane Doe, Logan Murphy is nearing the end of the line. Logan's last hope rests with Cate Stokes, a retired lawyer who reluctantly agrees to take his case. Cate's relentless pursuit of the truth leads her to the discovery of a human trafficking ring in South Florida and the chilling realization that Jane Doe was not their only victim.

Title Extraordinary adventures : a novel

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Title Extraordinary adventures :
Author Wallace, Daniel, 1959- author.
Edition: First edition.
Publication Date(s) 2017
Format: Books
Summary "A large-hearted and optimistic novel, Extraordinary Adventures is the latest from the New York Times bestselling Daniel Wallace. Edsel Bronfman works as a junior executive shipping clerk for an importer of Korean flatware. He lives in a seedy neighborhood and spends his free time with his spirited mother. Things happen to other people, and Bronfman knows it. Until, that is, he gets a call from operator 61217 telling him that he's won a free weekend at a beachfront condo in Destin, Florida. But there's a catch: the offer is intended for a couple, and Bronfman has only seventy-nine days to find someone to take with him. The phone call jolts Bronfman into motion, initiating a series of truly extraordinary adventures as he sets out to find a companion for his weekend getaway. Open at last to the possibilities of life, Bronfman now believes that anything can happen. And it does"-- Provided by publisher.

Title THE GOLDEN COCKEREL & OTHER WRITINGS

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Title THE GOLDEN COCKEREL & OTHER WRITINGS
Author Rulfo, Juan/ Weatherford, Douglas J. (TRN)
Format: Books

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