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HOMICIDE SURVIVORS PICNIC AND OTHER STORIES

$16.95
Fiction. Latino/Latina Studies. "In a voice that is all at once hilarious and mischievous, searing and seething and sardonic, Lorraine Lopez presents, in her most necessary book to date, a celebration of the liberating power of bad behavior," writes Heather Sellers about HOMICIDE SURVIVORS PICNIC AND OTHER STORIES. Most of the stories are set in the South and focus around family relationships, by birth and choice, among characters from Latino and other backgrounds. Lydia, a childless linguist, takes care of her precious four-year-old niece while the mother faces jail. Social worker Rita rents the empty half of her duplex to her loser ex-husband, with disastrous results. And in the title story, teenager Ted winds up attending a homicide survivor's picnic with his sister, who is mourning her recently slain boyfriend whom Ted barely knew. "We are moved by her characters' difficult dilemmas without being traumatized," writes Lynn Pruett. And Manuel Munoz agrees, "All of the refined and subtle humor we've come to expect from Lopez.... A marvelous collection."
ISBN/SKU: 
1886157723
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INSTITUTIONAL CONSTRAINTS AND POLICY CHOICE

$54.50
Examines the institutional rules of the game that both shape and are shaped by human behavior, focusing on the local level arrangements.
ISBN/SKU: 
0791449130
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KENTUCKY BAPTIST 1925 2000

$30.95
History of Baptists in Kentucky from the inception of the Cooperative Program in 1925 through 2000 and how this cooperation has influenced the denomination in its various endeavours. It is not a chronicle of all that occurred during the seventy-five year period. "It is at the end a story of cooperation of Baptists in Kentucky working together to extend the saving and redeeming grace of God in the life ofhis So Jesus Christ and his followers across the last seventy-five years of the twentieth century." (foreward, Ronald F. Deering)
ISBN/SKU: 
1578430062
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KENTUCKY FARMER INVENTS WIRELESS TELEPHONE

$16.95
ISBN/SKU: 
0971251193
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KILROY WAS HERE

$12.00
KILROY WAS HERE (published by MotesBooks) is a collection of new and found poems that document a typical American family whose son, Johnny, is a soldier during WWII. Told mostly from the perspective of Johnny's little sister, with some passages from advertisements and announcements of the era or from letters Johnny writes home, KILROY WAS HERE puts a face on war from the perspective of both the soldier and the family he leaves behind. With humor and heartbreak in equal measure, Constance Alexander draws the reader right into those trying times. The result, historian James Klotter says, "reminds us of the costs of war, for those who do not survive, and for those who do." Journalist and WWII veteran Al Smith says, "Spare, ironic, mysterious - like Kilroy, the caricature in the graffiti - the poems signify a first-hand witness to the emotions and artifacts of that era, from ration stamps to Movie-Tone news and gold star mothers." www.MotesBooks.com
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1934894109
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LAKELANDERS

$18.95
Louie Leppedimay and the gaggle of Universal Crudification Miss Americas once again thwart evil, choke down Old Styles, lie religiously at the Dugout, golf up a tepid storm, and otherwise flounder along the fuzzy boundary separating intellectual acuity from bumbling idiocy. How they manage without serious wounds, other than toward pride and good taste, remains an eternal mystery.
ISBN/SKU: 
1449090710
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LETTERS FROM DOWN UNDER

$14.00
A chapbook of poems.
ISBN/SKU: 
1599242575
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LOVE AND NATURE UNITY AND DOUBLING IN THE NOVELS OF MAUPASSANT

$28.50
Love and Death, Unity and Doubling in the Novels of Maupassant, by Bertrand Logan Ball, is a systematic treatment of Maupassant's use of doubling in his six novels. Discussing the novels in chronological order, Ball demonstrates how Maupassant delineates double characters, plots, points of view, situations, and themes - ambition, death, jealousy, and love. At the same time, Ball shows how the worlds of business, nature, politics, and society are correlated by Maupassant with the characters.
ISBN/SKU: 
082040635X
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MANAGING HUMAN RESOURCES IN AFRICA (GLOBAL HRM)

$73.50

As rival economies mature, attention shifts to new frontiers - such as Africa. Yet academic debate often neglects the complexities of this diverse continent, and the challenges faced by both multinational companies and domestic companies; particularly those in the Human Resource (HR) field.

This is a refreshing new book that boldly tackles the HR challenges in countries spanning the African continent, examining the impact of contextual factors on the development of HR practices. Taking a regional approach to the subject, it featuring chapters on 11 different countries, including South Africa, Mauritius, Tanzania, Ethiopia, Tunisia and Libya, and has been written and edited by those with expert knowledge of the continent. It offers a fresh perspective on a growing subject area, showing how to develop techniques and practices that reflect the real needs of workers in Africa, and providing a balanced analysis of the area.

Valuable not only to students and researchers in international management, human resources, organization theory and cross-cultural management, this topical and much-needed study is also critical reading for managers of multinational companies and domestic managers in Africa.

ISBN/SKU: 
0415369495
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MIDDLE STATE

$23.00
In his final year of college at Middle State University, senior Chris Warren finds that the courses he needs to graduate are not offered and he will have to return to school for an extra year. As he and Dr. Brumley, a sympathetic instructor, try to remedy the situation, they confront the indifference and increasing hostility of the university administration, whose members, as well as most of Brumley's colleagues at Middle State, are committed largely to their careers and to rising in the university hierarchy. Or as one student has it, to kicking ass from a swivel chair. In their year-long attempt to find justice, Warren and Brumley encounter most of the follies and perversions of modern academia. Collect athletics, the current lunacy of literary studies, student apathy and inability, the menace of particular biological and physical science research, corporate influence in higher education, the dominance of computers - all are targets of Middle State's satire. But behind them is the larger issue: What is an education for?
ISBN/SKU: 
1456739018
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MISS ME WHEN IM GONE: A NOVEL

$15.00
Read Philip Stephens's blogs and other content on the Penguin Community.

"A lavishly written, vividly imagined, and wholly compelling work of fiction...I was spellbound. Often, in fact, I was in awe."
-Tim O'Brien


After years of indie-label exile, folk singer Cyrus Harper returns to Apogee, Missouri, to tend to his mother. But the musical and haunted world of his past is morphing into just another strip of middle America, corrupted with pawn shops, meth labs, Clear Channel radio, and-if Cyrus's brother has his way-a golfer's paradise. As news of a murderess in the woods confounds the memories of his sister gone missing long ago, this prodigal son is drawn deeper into the cave- riddled realm of stalwarts and misfits he knew in his youth. What he discovers there will change everything.

A phantasmagoric tale of American music set during the crucible of its changing industry, Miss Me When I'm Gone plumbs our storied melodies for their essential purpose-to mine the soul for the longing, the passion, the love and rage that drive us.

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ISBN/SKU: 
0452296781
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MISSING LINKS: EVOLUTIONARY CONCEPTS ETC (P)

$62.50
Condition: New
This is the only text on the market dedicated to documenting transitions at a variety of chronological scales.
It is the only reference that has a chapter focused on changes in evolution during modern time.
The chapters engage non-specialists wit

ISBN/SKU: 
9780763721961
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MY TENURE BIENNIUM

$12.80
A provincial board of regents is unable to oust a transformational president in a controversy that drew in the state government on two occasions – first the judicial branch and then the governor. In the eighteen months between those interventions, a shroud of fear and uncertainty hung over the campus as the various players scrambled to retain or gain position or legacy. In that setting there unfolded a tenure tale like no other, complete with Machiavellian maneuvers on all four administrative levels.

The case was that of Wayne Bell who, since he had received an early promotion the previous year, expected that his tenure decision would be routine and positive. Instead, he found himself cast in the role of a pawn in that tangle of administrative conflicts. This is the true story of that tenure case, Bell’s struggle to understand what was happening, the support that he received from surprising sources, and the curious nature of the role that he was to play in the events.

Prior to the Curris Conflict in 1981, Murray State University had been proceeding on a well trodden path from normal school, to college, to regional university. (See Ken Wolf’s review below.)

Excerpts from readers’ comments may be found on the covers.

ISBN/SKU: 
1466356529
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NEW MADRID DYNAMICS OF POVERTY AND WEALTH

$10.00
ISBN/SKU: 
0979131979
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NEW MADRID THE MSU WRITERS ISSUE

$8.00
ISBN/SKU: 
0979131901
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OF CAVES AND SHELL MOUNDS

$28.95

Ancient human groups in the Eastern Woodlands of North America were long viewed as homogeneous and stable hunter-gatherers, changing little until the late prehistoric period when Mesoamerican influences were thought to have stimulated important economic and social developments. The authors in this volume offer new, contrary evidence to dispute this earlier assumption, and their studies demonstrate the vigor and complexity of prehistoric peoples in the North American Midwest and Midsouth. These peoples gathered at favored places along midcontinental streams to harvest mussels and other wild foods and to inter their dead in the shell mounds that had resulted from their riverside activities. They created a highly successful, pre-maize agricultural system beginning more than 4,000 years ago, established far-flung trade networks, and explored and mined the world's longest cave—the Mammoth Cave System in Kentucky.
 

Contributors include:
Kenneth C. Carstens, Cheryl Ann Munson, Guy Prentice, Kenneth B. Tankersley, Philip J. DiBlasi, Mary C. Kennedy, Jan Marie Hemberger, Gail E. Wagner, Christine K. Hensley, Valerie A. Haskins, Nicholas P. Herrmann, Mary Lucas Powell, Cheryl Claassen, David H. Dye, and Patty Jo Watson
 

ISBN/SKU: 
0817308059
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ON THE FARM FRONT

$40.00

Rosie the Riveter is an icon for women's industrial contribution to World War II, but history has largely overlooked the three million women who served on America's agricultural front. The Women's Land Army sent volunteers to farms, canneries, and dairies across the country, accounting for the majority of wartime agricultural labor. On the Farm Front tells for the first time the remarkable story of these women who worked to ensure both "Freedom from Want" at home and victory abroad.

Formed in 1943 as part of the Emergency Farm Labor Program, the WLA placed its workers in areas where American farmers urgently needed assistance. Many farmers in even the most desperate areas, however, initially opposed women working their land. Rural administrators in the Midwest and the South yielded to necessity and employed several hundred thousand women as farm laborers by the end of the war, but those in the Great Plains and eastern Rocky Mountains remained hesitant, suffering serious agricultural and financial losses as a consequence.

Carpenter reveals for the first time how the WLA revolutionized the national view of farming. By accepting all available women as agricultural workers, farmers abandoned traditional labor and stereotypical social practices. When the WLA officially disbanded in 1945, many of its women chose to remain in their agricultural jobs rather than return to a full-time home life or prewar employment.

On the Farm Front illuminates the Women's Land Army's unique contribution to prosperity and victory, showing how this landmark organization changed the role of women in American society.

ISBN/SKU: 
0875803148
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Poetic Reaches Here and There Then and Now

$19.95
Poetry from the past and future featuring the typical life of a 'thinker'.
ISBN/SKU: 
9781937912956
Publication Date: 
2012-03-01
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PRACTICAL PACKET ANALYSIS

$39.95

It's easy enough to install Wireshark and begin capturing packets off the wire--or from the air. But how do you interpret those packets once you've captured them? And how can those packets help you to better understand what's going on under the hood of your network? Practical Packet Analysis shows how to use Wireshark to capture and then analyze packets as you take an indepth look at real-world packet analysis and network troubleshooting. The way the pros do it.



Wireshark (derived from the Ethereal project), has become the world's most popular network sniffing application. But while Wireshark comes with documentation, there's not a whole lot of information to show you how to use it in real-world scenarios. Practical Packet Analysis shows you how to:

  • Use packet analysis to tackle common network problems, such as loss of connectivity, slow networks, malware infections, and more
  • Build customized capture and display filters
  • Tap into live network communication
  • Graph traffic patterns to visualize the data flowing across your network
  • Use advanced Wireshark features to understand confusing packets
  • Build statistics and reports to help you better explain technical network information to non-technical users


Because net-centric computing requires a deep understanding of network communication at the packet level, Practical Packet Analysis is a must have for any network technician, administrator, or engineer troubleshooting network problems of any kind.



ISBN/SKU: 
1593271492
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PROGRAMMING W/ ADA 95

$60.00
$42.25
$42.25 - $60.00
intended to be used in the first two programming courses of an undergraduate major in computer science includes CD
ISBN/SKU: 
9780977809509
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Rasputin:The Untold Story

$27.95
Based on new sources--the definitive biography of Rasputin, with revelations about his life, death, and involvement with the Romanovs

A century after his death, Grigory Rasputin remains fascinating: the Russian peasant with hypnotic eyes who befriended Tsar Nicholas II and helped destroy the Russian Empire, but the truth about his strange life has never fully been told. Written by the world's leading authority on Rasputin, this new biography draws on previously closed Soviet archives to offer new information on Rasputin's relationship with Empress Alexandra, sensational revelations about his sexual conquests, a re-examination of his murder, and more.

  • Based on long-closed Soviet archives and the author's decades of research, encompassing sources ranging from baptismal records and forgotten police reports to notes written by Rasputin and personal letters
  • Reveals new information on Rasputin's family history and strange early life, religious beliefs, and multitudinous sexual adventures as well as his relationship with Empress Alexandra, ability to heal the haemophiliac tsarevich, and more
  • Includes many previously unpublished photos, including contemporary studio photographs of Rasputin and samples of his handwriting
  • Written by historian Joesph T. Fuhrmann, a Rasputin expert whose 1990 biography Rasputin: A Life was widely praised as the best on the subject
  • Synthesizing archival sources with published documents, memoirs, and other studies of Rasputin into a single, comprehensive work, Rasputin: The Untold Story will correct a century's worth of misconception and error about the life and death of the famous Siberian mystic and healer and the decline and fall of Imperial Russia.

    ISBN/SKU: 
    9781118172766
    Publication Date: 
    2012-10-01
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    ReAngstion

    $17.00

    Louie Leppedimay is an environmental engineer more cognizant of Chicago street smarts than intellectual acuity. Louie overcomes lost dogs and dads, delicate teenage roughage, and an occasional international conspiracy even though the country club first tee carries more weight than gainful employment.

    Nancy Moyer keeps Louie informed. The Bobs keep Louie safe. The UCrud spies keep Louie interested. Rudy's keeps Louie from starving. Redeeming social value lurks within odd occurrence. ReAngstion is the sixth Louie Leppedimay mystery.

    ISBN/SKU: 
    9781641513500
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    REBUILDING THE INDIAN

    $17.95
    The building of a vintage Indian Chief motorcycle is more than the restoration of a bike—it’s the resurrection of a dream. Rebuilding the Indian chronicles one man’s journey through the fearful expanse of midlife in a quest for peace, parts, and a happy second fatherhood. Fred Haefele was a writer who couldn’t get his book published, an arborist whose precarious livelihood might just kill him, and an expectant father for the first time in over twenty years. He was in a rut, until he purchased a box of parts not so euphemistically referred to as a “basket case” and tackled the restoration of an Indian Chief motorcycle. With limited mechanical skills, one foot in the money pit, and a colorful cast of local experts, Haefele takes us down the rocky road of restoration to the headlong, heart-thrilling rush of open highway on his gleaming midnight-blue Millennium Flyer.
    ISBN/SKU: 
    0803273584
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    RUBY RIVER (P)

    $13.00
    Condition: New
    A sassy and exuberant debut novel, Ruby River chronicles the courage and compromises of a newly widowed mother in a small Southern town in a masterful examination of family, marriage, and community.

    Warm, sensuous, and hailed as “a triumph” by The Lexington Herald-Leader, Ruby River drops us into a small town during a blistering Alabama summer where Hattie Bohannon has just opened a truck stop. A magnet for transients of questionable background and inclination, and run by Hattie’s nubile daughters, the truck stop is an uneasy presence in Maridoches, where the population prides itself on their fixed family values and staunch, principled lifestyle. Crackling with the energy and spark of strong, colorful characters whose lives are continually colliding, Ruby River gathers heat and tension until it culminates in a conflagration of ideologies that is as poignant as it is comical, and as heartbreaking as it is hopeful.
    A widow whose husband’s ashes have been lost by the Veteran’s Association, Hattie exists in a limbo of unexpressed grief, trying to determine the contours of her self alone. At the same time, she must contend with the burgeoning sexuality of her strong-willed daughters, who are trying to forge their own place within their now fatherless family, and in the community at large. In a season of unrelenting heat, when caterpillar pods have infested all the trees, desire gestates and hovers over Maridoches, threatening the moral equilibrium of the small church town. When Hattie’s oldest daughter, Jessamine, is falsely accused of prostitution, the Reverend conveniently declares war against the immorality of the Bohannons and their establishment, and what ensues is a clash of wills and values that will leave no one unaffected.

    Among the quirky residents of Maridoches are Sheriff Dodd, who pursues the ambivalent Hattie’s affections, and then causes strife when his affections find another object in Jessamine; Reverend Peterson, whose magnetic wife—once his brilliant muse—is now the source of his chief frustration; Gert Guerin, a cook at the truck stop who believes it is her calling to save the souls of all those around her.

    Lynn Pruett deftly interweaves the struggles of Hattie, her daughters, and the surrounding community to create a tapestry of individuals desperately trying to deny the conflicting urges of flesh and spirit, progress and tradition. And flowing through the narrative, as well as the town of Maridoches itself, is the Ruby River, offering liberation for those seeking relief from the oppressive summer heat and their hawk-eyed neighbors, and inspiring irrational, overwhelming terror in those who despise what cannot be contained by neat boundaries. In the tradition of beloved contemporary writers such as Fannie Flagg and Rebecca Wells, Lynn Pruett’s glorious tale—rich with the earthy wit and flavor of the south—captures the struggle for the very soul of a community suddenly forced to look at itself in a new light.
    ISBN/SKU: 
    9780802140395
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