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"Keep the damned women out" - the struggle for coeducation by Malkiel, Nancy Weiss, author. "Keep the damned women out" - the struggle for coeducation

As the tumultuous decade of the 1960s ended, a number of very traditional, very conservative, highly prestigious colleges and universities in the United States and the United Kingdom decided to go coed, seemingly all at once, in a remarkably brief span of time. Coeducation met with fierce resistance. As one alumnus put it in a letter to his alma mater, "Keep the damned women out." Focusing on the complexities of institutional decision making, this book tells the story of this momentous era in hi

Dec 3, 2016
1,000 places to see in the United States & Canada before you die by Schultz, Patricia, author. 1,000 places to see in the United States & Canada before you die

"The #1 New York Times bestseller, now more compelling, more inspiring, and more giftable than ever, 1,000 Places to See in the United States & Canada Before You Die, has been completely updated and is now in glorious full color. From the iconic series with millions and millions of books and calendars in print, this is the essential and deliciously readable guide for armchair travelers and adventurers who want to know the best places to visit in all 50 states and Canada. It's the go-to for anyon

Dec 5, 2016
100 plants to feed the bees - provide a healthy habitat to help pollinators thrive by 100 plants to feed the bees - provide a healthy habitat to help pollinators thrive

Dec 3, 2016
100 Questions and Answers About HIV & AIDS by Gallant, Joel 100 Questions and Answers About HIV & AIDS

Dec 3, 2016
100 years 100 buildings by Hill, John, 1973- author. 100 years 100 buildings

"This architectural survey presents an iconic building built each year from 1916 to 2015, as selected by John Hill, founder of the blog A Daily Dose of Architecture. Starting with H. P. Berlage's Holland House in London and closing with Diller Scofidio +Renfro's newly completed Broad museum in Los Angeles, each building included can be seen, approached, or explored by the average person, per Hill's criteria. Each two-page spread includes one to two large color photos opposite a text contextualiz

Dec 9, 2016
101 techniques - Acrylics by Sanmiguel, David, author. 101 techniques - Acrylics

Presents color illustrations, instructions, and difficulty levels in order to practice different techniques used for acrylic paintings.

Dec 3, 2016
26 songs in 30 days - Woody Guthrie's Columbia River songs and the planned promise land in the Pacific Northwest by Vandy, Greg. 26 songs in 30 days - Woody Guthrie's Columbia River songs and the planned promise land in the Pacific Northwest

"Timed to celebrate the 75th anniversary of his employment by the federal government, KEXP DJ Greg Vandy takes readers inside the unusual partnership between one of America's great folk artists and the federal government, and shows how the first Americanfolk revival of the 1930's was a response to hard times. The new book 26 Songs In 30 Days plunges deeply into the historical context of the time and the progressive politics that embraced Social Democracy during an era in which the United States

Dec 3, 2016
31 verses to write on your heart by Higgs, Liz Curtis, author. 31 verses to write on your heart

Dec 3, 2016
5,000 sidesplitting jokes and one-liners by Tucker, Grant, compiler. 5,000 sidesplitting jokes and one-liners

Collects thousands of short gags, one-liners, and witty remarks, including "if you must pick between two evils, choose the one you haven't tried before" and "Deep down, I knew scuba diving wasn't for me."

Dec 9, 2016
50 states, 5,000 ideas - where to go, when to go, what to see, what to do by Yogerst, Joseph R, author. 50 states, 5,000 ideas - where to go, when to go, what to see, what to do

"Organized state-by-state then province-by-province, 50 States, 5,000 Ideas showcases the best travel experiences in every state and province, from the obvious to the unexpected. Sights include national parks, beaches, hotels, Civil War battlefields, dude ranches, out-of-the-way museums, and the list goes on and on. You'll discover the world's longest yard sale in Tennessee; swamp tours in Louisiana; dinosaur trails in Colorado; America's oldest street in NYC; a string of lighthouses in Nova Sco

Dec 9, 2016
A cabinet of ancient medical curiosities - strange tales and surprising facts from the healing arts of Greece and Rome by McKeown, J. C. A cabinet of ancient medical curiosities - strange tales and surprising facts from the healing arts of Greece and Rome

Dec 3, 2016
A consequential president - the legacy of Barack Obama by D'Antonio, Michael, author. A consequential president - the legacy of Barack Obama

Recounts the accomplishments of President Obama during his eight years in office, considering his major successes and how he was able to govern while facing both racial hostility and unrealistic expectations.

Dec 3, 2016
A great place to have a war - America in Laos and the birth of a military CIA by Kurlantzick, Joshua, 1976- author. A great place to have a war - America in Laos and the birth of a military CIA

Dec 3, 2016
A hope more powerful than the sea - one refugee's incredible story of love, loss, and survival by Fleming, Melissa, author. A hope more powerful than the sea - one refugee's incredible story of love, loss, and survival

Recounts the powerful experiences of Syrian refugee Doaa Zamel, who was cast adrift in a frigid sea with the children of drowned parents after their dangerously overcrowded ship sank, in an account that details what their experiences reveal about an ongoing international crisis.

Dec 3, 2016
A house full of females - family and faith in 19th-century Mormon diaries by Ulrich, Laurel Thatcher, 1938- author. A house full of females - family and faith in 19th-century Mormon diaries

Presents a revelatory and deeply intimate exploration of the world of early Mormon women that draws on nineteenth-century diaries, letters, albums, minute-books, and quilts created by first-generation Latter-Day Saints.

Dec 3, 2016
A house in the country by Pennoyer, Peter, author. A house in the country

"The inspirational story of a dream house, conceived by a creative couple, architect Peter Pennoyer and interior designer Katie Ridder"--

Dec 9, 2016
A man for all markets - from Las Vegas to Wall Street, how I beat the dealer and the market by Thorp, Edward O, author. A man for all markets - from Las Vegas to Wall Street, how I beat the dealer and the market

Traces the author's experiences as a mathematics wizard, author, inventor, hedge-fund manager, and card-counter who revealed casino-beating strategies, invented the first wearable computer, and launched a Wall Street revolution.

Dec 3, 2016
A poet's Dublin by Boland, Eavan, author, photographer. A poet's Dublin

Uses poetry and photographs to share the poet's experience of life in Dublin.

Dec 9, 2016
A prairie home companion pretty good joke book. by Minnesota Public Radio (COR)/ Prairie Home Productions, LLC (COR)/ Keillor, Garrison (INT) A prairie home companion pretty good joke book.

Gathers the best jokes from the radio show's annual joke shows, in such categories as bar jokes, one-liners, lawyer jokes, Minnesota jokes, and puns.

Dec 9, 2016
A really good day / How Microdosing Made a Mega Difference in My Mood, My Marriage, and My Life by Waldman, Ayelet, author. A really good day / How Microdosing Made a Mega Difference in My Mood, My Marriage, and My Life

"A revealing, courageous, fascinating, and funny account of the author's experiment with microdoses of LSD in an effort to treat a debilitating mood disorder, of her quest to understand a misunderstood drug, and of her search for a really good day. Whena small vial arrives in her mailbox from "Lewis Carroll," Ayelet Waldman is at a low point. Her mood storms have become intolerably severe; she has tried nearly every medication possible; her husband and children are suffering with her. So she op

Dec 3, 2016

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