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American happiness and discontents : the unruly torrent, 2008-2020

American happiness and discontents : the unruly torrent, 2008-2020

Will, George F.
2021

"From the Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist George F. Will, his ninth collection of reflections on our culture, examining the many ways in which expertise, reason, and manners are continually under attack in our institutions, courts, political arenas, and social venues. George F. Will has been one of this country's leading columnists since 1974. He won the Pulitzer Prize for it in 1977. The Wall Street Journal once called him "perhaps the most powerful journalist in America." In this new collection, he examines a remarkably unsettling thirteen years in our nation's experience, from 2008 to 2020. Included are a number of columns about court cases, mostly from the Supreme Court, that illuminate why the composition of the federal judiciary has become such a contentious subject. Other topics addressed include the American Revolutionary War, historical figures from Frederick Douglass to JFK, as well as a scathing assessment of how State of the Union Addresses are delivered in the modern day. Mr. Will also offers his perspective on American socialists, anti-capitalist conservatives, drug policy, the criminal justice system, climatology, the Coronavirus, the First Amendment, parenting, meritocracy and education, China, fascism, authoritarianism, Frank Sinatra, Bob Dylan, The Beach Boys, and the morality of enjoying football. American Happiness and Discontents: The Unruly Torrent, 2008-2020 is a collection packed with wisdom and leavened by humor from one the preeminent columnists and intellectuals of our time"-- Provided by publisher.

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The annotated Godfather : the complete screenplay with commentary on every scene, interviews, and little-known facts

The annotated Godfather : the complete screenplay with commentary on every scene, interviews, and little-known facts

Jones, Jenny M.
2021

"This fully annotated and illustrated edition of the complete screenplay of the godfather celebrates the 50th-anniversary of one of the greatest films of all time"-- Provided by publisher.

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The brainwashing of my dad : how the rise of the right-wing media changed a father and divided our nation, and how we can fight back

The brainwashing of my dad : how the rise of the right-wing media changed a father and divided our nation, and how we can fight back

Senko, Jen, author
2021

After a job change forced Frank Senko to begin a long car commute every day, his daughter Jen noticed changes in his personality and beliefs. Long hours on the road listening to talk radio commentators sucked her father into a suspicion-laden worldview dominated by conspiracy theories, fake news, and rants about the "coastal elite" and "libtards" trying to destroy America. Based on the award-winning documentary, Jen's story shows us how Fox News and other ultra-conservative media outlets are reshaping the way millions of Americans view the world, and encourages us to fight back.

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CompTIA Cloud+ study guide : exam CV0-003

CompTIA Cloud+ study guide : exam CV0-003

Piper, Ben.
2021

Complete Cloud+ Coverage with Expert Help and Online Tools The CompTIA® Cloud+® Study Guide, Third Edition, is a one-stop resource for Exam CV0-003. Expert coverage of all exam objectives helps you understand instead of memorize, and practical examples from a real-world perspective illustrate how common scenarios are approached on the job. Access to the Sybex interactive learning environment allows you to study anytime, anywhere with electronic flashcards, chapter tests, practice exams and more, so you can test and re-test your knowledge until you can approach the exam with full confidence. If you're ready for the next step in your IT career, this study guide is your ideal companion for exam preparation and beyond! Coverage of 100% of all exam objectives in this Study Guide means you'll be ready for: Cloud Architecture and Design Security Deployment Operations and Support Troubleshooting. CompTIA Cloud+ certification validates the skills you need to maintain and optimize cloud infrastructure services. Covering models, virtualization, infrastructure, security, resource management, and business continuity, the exam is regularly updated to ensure full alignment with the latest technologies and practices. Visit www.certification.comptia.org for more information. Interactive learning environment Take your exam prep to the next level with Sybex's superior interactive online study tools. To access our learning environment, simply visit www.wiley.com/go/sybextestprep, register your book to receive your unique PIN, and instantly gain a year of free access to: Interactive test bank with 2 practice exams to help you identify areas where further review is needed. Get more than 90% of the answers correct, and you're ready to take the certification exam. 100 electronic flashcards to reinforce learning and last-minute prep before the exam Comprehensive glossary in PDF format gives you instant access to the key terms so you are fully prepared.

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The contemporary American essay

The contemporary American essay

2021

"The first decades of the twenty-first century have witnessed a blossoming of creative nonfiction. In this extraordinary collection, Phillip Lopate gathers essays by forty-seven of America's best contemporary writers, mingling long-established eminences with newer voices and making room for a wide variety of perspectives and styles. The Contemporary American Essay is a monument to a remarkably adaptable form and a treat for anyone who loves fantastic writing"-- Provided by publisher.

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Daughter of the forest

Daughter of the forest

Marillier, Juliet, author.
2000

Lord Colum of Sevenwaters is blessed with six sons: Liam, a natural leader; Diarmid, with his passion for adventure; twins Cormack and Conor, each with a different calling; rebellious Finbat, grown old before his time by his gift of the Sight; and the young, compassionate Padriac. But it is Sorcha, the seventh child and only daughter, too young to have known her mother, who alone is destined to defend her family and protect her land from the Britons and the clan known as Northwoods.

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Disorientation : being Black in the world

Disorientation : being Black in the world

Williams, Ian, 1979-, author
2021



Elizabethans : a history of how modern Britain was forged

Elizabethans : a history of how modern Britain was forged

Marr, Andrew.
2021

Now a major BBC TV series presented by Andrew Marr David Attenborough. Marcus Rashford. Jan Morris. Diana Dors. Bob Geldof. David Olusoga. Elizabeth David. Zaha Hadid. Frank Crichlow. Quentin Crisp. Dusty Springfield. Captain Tom. Who made modern Britain the country it is today? How do we sum up the kind of people we are? What does it mean to be the new Elizabethans? In this wonderfully told history, spanning back to when Queen Elizabeth became queen in 1953, Andrew Marr traces the people who have made Britain the country it is today. From the activists to the artists, the sports heroes to the innovators, these people pushed us forward, changed the conversation, encouraged us to eat better, to sing, think and to protest. They got things done. How will our generation be remembered in a hundred years' time? And when you look back at Britain's toughest moments in the past seventy years, what do you learn about its people and its values? In brilliantly entertaining style and with unexpected insights into some of our sung and unsung heroes, Andrew Marr offers up a first draft of the history we are all living. This is our story as the new Elizabethans - the story of how 1950s Britain evolved into the diverse country we live in today. In short, it is the history of modern Britain.

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Fractured : why our societies are coming apart and how we put them back together again

Fractured : why our societies are coming apart and how we put them back together again

Yates, Jon.
2021

How did we become so divided and what do we do about it? 'Analytically incisive yet infectiously optimistic, Fractured expertly diagnoses the deepest divisions in our society and provides an urgent manifesto for collective healing.' David Lammy MP This landmark book tackles a deceptively simple idea: the more we spend time with people unlike ourselves, doing things together, the more understanding, tolerant, and even friendly we become. Combining fresh analysis with a wealth of fascinating examples, Jon Yates demonstrates the ways in which our societies have become disconnected, so that most of us spend less and less time with people who are different -- as defined by age, race, or class, earning power or education. By answering a series of surprising questions, Yates reveals a set of truths that will change the way you think about yourself and those around you. What unites the England football team, the iPod and Singapore? How did a city that funded its schools the least become the best place to grow up poor? How did Silicon Valley come from nowhere to dominate the tech industry? How did a village of Italian-Americans become incredibly healthy while smoking cigars, drinking red wine and never exercising? And why is talking to our friends about politics the worst thing we can do for our democracy? Fractured is ultimately an optimistic book, showing convincingly how great people are when they're united in diversity. It argues that the pandemic has created an unprecedented opportunity for us to come together. So we must forge a new 'Common Life' - a set of shared practises and institutions -- that can strengthen the glue that bonds our societies, in all their diversity. For the health of our democracy, our society, and our economy, the time to act is now.

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Let's talk about down there : an OB-GYN answers all your burning questions...without making you feel embarrassed for asking

Let's talk about down there : an OB-GYN answers all your burning questions...without making you feel embarrassed for asking

Lincoln, Jennifer (Gynecologist), author.
2021

"Dr. Lincoln has been sharing her expertise as an OB-GYN to her millions of followers on TikTok, and now in this accessible, illustrated guide she answers real questions about vaginal, sexual, and reproductive health for fans and new readers alike. Let's Talk About Down There is like the health class you wish you had-think evidence-based, myth-busting sex ed where shame gets tossed out the window-in a format that's as approachable as a fifteen-second video. Addressing topics such as hormones, menstrual cups, and birth control, all with the help of infographics and illustrations, this succinct, vibrant handbook answers the questions that you may have been too embarrassed to ask, so you'll be empowered to make more informed health choices and truly care for yourself"-- Provided by publisher.

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The Lincoln Highway

The Lincoln Highway

Towles, Amor, author
2021

In June, 1954, eighteen-year-old Emmett Watson is driven home to Nebraska by the warden of the juvenile work farm where he has just served fifteen months for involuntary manslaughter. When the warden drives away, Emmett discovers that two friends from the work farm have hidden themselves in the trunk of the warden's car. Together, they have hatched an altogether different plan for Emmett's future, one that will take them all on a fateful journey in the opposite direction - to the City of New York.

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The lost boys

The lost boys

Kellerman, Faye, author.
2021

When Bertram Telemann, a developmentally disabled man, goes missing, his disappearance quickly becomes an official missing persons case and is assigned to detectives Peter Decker and his partner Tyler McAdams. Juggling the personal and professional, a hot case and a cold case, Decker and McAdams race to find answers, sifting through cabinets of old files, a plethora of clues and evidence, and discouraging dead ends leaving the frustrated detectives to wonder if these intertwining cases will be solved.

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On opium : pain, pleasure, and matters of substance

On opium : pain, pleasure, and matters of substance

Zwarenstein, Carlyn, author
2021

In 2016, Carlyn Zwarenstein's short narrative on pain made the Globe and Mail's Top 100 Books. Now, she returns with a seductive dive into opioids and the nature of dependence. North Americans are the world's most prolific users of opioid painkillers. In On Opium, Zwarenstein describes her own use of opioid-inspired medicines to cope with a painful disease. Evoking both Thomas De Quincey and Frida Kahlo, she travels from the decadence of recreational drug use in past eras to the misery and privation of the overdose crisis today. Speaking with users of prescribed morphine, illicit fentanyl, and smoked opium, Zwarenstein investigates uncomfortable questions about why people use substances and when substance use becomes addiction.

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The secrets between us

The secrets between us

Umrigar, Thrity N. author
2021

Poor and illiterate, Bhima had faithfully worked for the Dubash family, an upper-middle-class Parsi household, for more than twenty years. Yet after courageously speaking the truth about a heinous crime perpetrated against her own family, the devoted servant was cruelly fired. The sting of that dismissal was made more painful coming from Sera Dubash, the temperamental employer who had long been Bhima's only confidante. A woman who has endured despair and loss with stoicism, Bhima must now find some other way to support herself and her granddaughter, Maya. Bhima's fortunes take an unexpected turn when her path intersects with Parvati, a bitter, taciturn older woman. The two acquaintances soon form a tentative business partnership, selling fruits and vegetables at the local market. As they work together, these two women seemingly bound by fate grow closer, each confessing the truth about their lives and the wounds that haunt them. Discovering her first true friend, Bhima pieces together a new life, and together, the two women learn to stand on their own.

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Shelter mountain

Shelter mountain

Carr, Robyn, author
2007

When Paige Lassiter, scared and covered with bruises, comes into his bar with her three-year-old son, Marine John "Preacher" Middleton, immediately drawn to this courageous woman, offers her a safe haven in his arms.

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Talking to GOATs : the moments you remember and the stories you never heard

Talking to GOATs : the moments you remember and the stories you never heard

Gray, Jim (Sportscaster)
2021

Sportscaster and sports historian Jim Gray gives the reader a coveted all-access pass as he reviews the best interviews, the best athletes, and the best games in modern sports history. It's like a personal introduction to the characters and careers of these heroes and villains we've known since childhood. He examines how money, celebrity, the media, and power interact, and how sports has led to transformations in American society.

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When he was wicked

When he was wicked

Quinn, Julia, 1970- author
2004

After a lifetime of chasing women, of smiling slyly as they chased him, of allowing himself to be caught but never permitting his heart to become engaged, Michael Stirling took one look at Francesca Bridgerton and fell so fast and hard into love it was a wonder he managed to remain standing. Unfortunately for Michael, however, Francesca's surname was to remain Bridgerton for only a mere thirty-six hours longer - the occasion of their meeting was, lamentably, a supper celebrating her imminent wedding to his cousin. But that was then . . . Now Michael is the earl and Francesca is free, but still she thinks of him as nothing other than her dear friend and confidant. Michael dares not speak to her of his love . . . until one dangerous night, when she steps innocently into his arms and passion proves stronger than even the most wicked of secrets . . .

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Woodrose Mountain

Woodrose Mountain

Thayne, RaeAnne, author.
2012

Seeking a quieter life, physical therapist Evie Blanchard puts her plans on hold when single dad Brodie convinces her to help his injured daughter, Taryn, and she finds it hard to keep an emotional distance from Brodie and Taryn.

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