Tuesday, October 19, 2010


Annotation: A career expert helps job seekers find their perfect career by using their personality type.

Annotation: Andrew Roberts' "Thinking Student's Guide to College" helps students take charge of their university experience by providing a blueprint they can follow to achieve their educational goals--whether at public or private schools, large research universities or small liberal arts colleges.

Annotation: The updated saga of the state's monster football rivalry .

Annotation: Former Secretary of State Rice reveals for the first time her childhood growing up in Birmingham, Alabama--the story of a young woman trying to find her place in a sometimes hostile world and of two exceptional parents, and an extended family and community, that made all the difference.

Annotation: On July 16, 2009, Henry Louis Gates, Jr., was mistakenly arrested for attempting to break into his own home, and the ensuing media firestorm ignited debate across the country. Ogletree uses this incident as a lens through which to explore issues of race, class, and crime, with the goal of creating a more just legal system for all.

Annotation: In this practical guide, readers learn everything from the different parts of speech to why effective writers prefer concrete nouns and active verbs. "The Glamour of Grammar" gives readers all the tools they need to take advantage of grammar to perfect their use of English.

Annotation: Most of Lucado's books encourage readers to get on their knees and pray. This one asks them to roll up their sleeves and act. Using the first acts of the apostles as his foundation, Lucado inspires individuals to find their call and purpose in service to others.

Annotation: A Pulitzer Prize-winning historian returns with a groundbreaking comparative study of the dynamics and pathologies of war in modern times.

Annotation: As Cumings eloquently explains, for the Asian world the Korean War was a generations-long fight that still haunts contemporary events. He shares the neglected history of occupation of Korea and the untold stories of bloody insurgencies and rebellions in that divided land.

Annotation: "The Last Gasp "takes us to the dark side of human history in the first full chronicle of the gas chamber in the United States. In page-turning detail, award-winning writer Scott Christianson tells a dreadful story that is full of surprising and provocative new findings. First constructed in Nevada in 1924, the gas chamber, a method of killing sealed off and removed from the sight and hearing of witnesses, was originally touted as a "humane" method of execution.

Annotation: Told entirely in the language of the energetic, pragmatic five-year-old Jack, "Room" is a celebration of resilience and the limitless bond between parent and child, a brilliantly executed novel about what it means to journey from one world to another.

Annotation: "New York Times"-bestselling author Lee Child's latest thriller is a ticking time bomb of suspense that builds electric tension on every page. A bus accident lands Jack Reacher in a small South Dakota town, where a single witness is the only hope police have to convict a brutal crime ring. Reacher is enlisted to protect the witness against all comers.

Annotation: In the latest enchanting novel from "New York Times"-bestselling author Allen, two very different women discover how to find their places in the world--no matter how out of place they feel.

Annotation: Number 1 "Blackboard" bestselling author Wesley's sassy private investigator Tamara Hayle--called smart, sexy, tough but tender by the "Houston Chronicle"--is back to confront the one case she never saw coming as a long-forgotten secret turns into a terrifying confrontation with love gone bad and trust turned lethal.

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