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David Sedaris Live at Carnegie Hall
Written and Read by David Sedaris
1586215647
September 2003
Compact Disc
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From Publishers Weekly
Bestselling humorist Sedaris likes to test out new material on twice-a-year reading tours to get the rhythm and phrasing perfected before he puts them down on the page. This live recording of his October 22, 2002, reading at Manhattan's Carnegie Hall finds Sedaris performing seven hilarious new pieces and taking a few questions from his audience. As uproarious as Sedaris is on the page, he's even funnier reading his wickedly jaundiced reflections. With brilliant deadpan timing, Sedaris is a charm, whether being coaxed into purchasing his clothes in the women's department by his sister Amy ("I'm the guy in a crowded steak house removing a jacket with the label reading 'Sassy Sport'") or untangling the Dutch legend of St. Nicholas and his "six to eight black men" slaves/assistants or trying to explain to...


Facing Rushmore
David L. Martin
0684853493
Nov 2005
Hardcover
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From Publishers Weekly
Earnest FBI agent Charlie Hart begins his debut fictive foray (two more Hart novels are planned) claustrophobically, as Charlie rigorously interrogates an Indian demonstrator named John Brown Dog, ringleader of a protest group that has vandalized the St. Louis Arch. Over the whole of Part I, written completely in dialogue, John answers Charlie's questions obliquely, offering detours and metaphors and elliptical threats spread over many chapters. In Part II, Charlie puzzles over John's yarn. Is Brown Dog an enraged crackpot or a terrorist threat? Are his weapons, ghost dancing and a mysterious black powder, just to name a couple, truly powerful or dependent upon the superstition of the targeted victims? Charlie can find no evidence of crime, but as Indian protest swells—Mount Rushmore, a site sacred to...


A Picture Book of Martin Luther King, Jr.
David A. Adler
0823408477
June 1991
Paperback
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From Publishers Weekly
As with Adler's previous books in this series, the picture-book format serves as a highly effective, empathetic way to introduce the life and legacy of important Americans to young children. Here the highlights of King's life are presented with an emphasis on his childhood and family. Children will immediately relate to his painful early experiences of racism and understand the genesis of his lifelong struggle for racial equality. The book portrays the hatred King endured, the horror of his assassination and the intense power of his message. A single-page list of important dates closes the book. Its most striking aspect is Casilla's evocative watercolor paintings, which expand the text while celebrating the man. Ages 4-9. Copyright 1989 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to the...


Officespeak
D. W. Martin
1416900284
Apr 2005
Paperback
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From Publishers Weekly
Anyone looking in earnest for an encyclopedic collection of corporate lingo to help them get ahead on the job should take note: this book is anything but practical. Indeed, Martin, a book-publishing peon by day and comedian at the Upright Citizen's Brigade Theatre by night, refrains from offering any useful information and instead delivers jokes aplenty, using bulleted points and deadpan humor to decipher some of the jargon that pervades work culture. With its sarcastic tone, the book seems to be targeting a young audience, those who are perhaps new to their cubicles and disillusioned with their nine to five schedules. Martin breaks up this quick read into sections, devoting one chapter to water cooler chat, one to "deciphering" email correspondence, one to boardroom banter, and so on. A particularly amusing...


One Deadly Night (St. Martin's True Crime Library Series)
John Glatt
0312993099
April 2005
Mass Market Paperback
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Review
"A blockbuster...stomach-turning [and] detailed." -The Globe on Internet Slavemaster

"An exhaustive account....A creepy but mesmerizing read." -Woman's Own on Internet Slavemaster

"A shocking expose of clergymen who kill.' -National Examiner on For I Have Sinned

"Fascinating reading" -Arizona Republic on Evil Twins

"[Glatt] certainly comes through with the goods...recommended." -Library Journal on The Royal House of Monaco

"A winner" -Kirkus on The Royal House of Monaco

"How do you say 'juicy' in French?" -People Magazine on The Royal House of Monaco

"A shocking expose of clergymen who kill.' -National Examiner on For I have Sinned

"Fascinating reading"...


Three Little Bears
David Martin
0763623504
Aug 2004
Paperback
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Book Description
Visit WWW.BRANDNEWREADERS.COM for a complete listing of Brand New Readers, an online sample, a downloadable certificate, and, for teachers, reading levels and early intervention levels.

Unlike most reading programs, Brand New Readers are short, funny stories written by award-winning authors, full of bright, colorful artworkby illustrators kids know and love.

Brand New Readers are the most effective way to make reading a success—the very first time. Parents, teachers, and librarians everywhere report that they really work!

- funny stories
- pictures that make words easy to guess
- eight-page stories that can be finished in one sitting, ensuring a satisfying reading experience
- notes for parents and teachers to help them guide beginning readers


First Aid for the USMLE Step 2 CS Clinical Skills: A Student to Student Guide
Vikas Bhushan
007142184X
August 2004
Textbook Paperback
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Book Description
The CSE survival guide! This preparation guide for the Clinical Skills Exam (CSE) includes the most frequently tested patient cases, discussions of each case, as well as test-taking strategies and must-know facts. The CSE will be mandatory for all U.S. and Canadian medical school graduates beginning with the class of 2005 and is currently mandatory for all international medical graduates seeking U.S. medical certification.

From the Back Cover
YOUR COMPLETE Step 2 CS SURVIVAL GUIDE FROM THE AUTHORS OF FIRST AID FOR THE USMLE STEP 1 *56 frequently tested standardized patient cases–each with a complete discussion *workbook-style format lets you simulate the exam experience *High-yield, must-know facts on patient diagnosis and management *Valuable tips on how to...


Humanities Through the Arts
F. David Martin
0070408203
Sept 1996
Paperback
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Book Description
The Humanities Through the Arts is intended for introductory-level, interdisciplinary courses offered across the curriculum in the humanities, philosophy, art, English, music, and education departments. Arranged topically by art form - from painting, sculpture, photography, and architecture to literature, music, theater, film, and dance - this beautifully illustrated text helps students learn how to actively engage a work of art. The Fifth Edition is the most extensive revision in the history of this title, yet it retains the popular focus on the arts as an expression of cultural and personal values.


Ricky Ricotta's Mighty Robot Boxset 1-4
Dav Pilkey
0439435226
August 2002
Paperback
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Book Description
Enter a galaxy of fun and discover how Ricky befriends the Mighty Robot for the first time, before battling such sinister spacemonsters as Mercurian Mosquitoes, Vultures from Venus, and Martian Mecha-Monkeys! Each early chapter book has action-packed Flip-O-Rama and instructions on how to draw each character! Also includes a cool sticker sheet featuring Ricky, his Robot, and all the bad guys! It's a collection that's truly out of this world! "Pilkey fans, science-fiction aficionados, and reluctant readers won't want to miss [this series]."--SLJ


The Humanities Through the Arts
F. David Martin
0072407093
June 2003
Paperback
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Book Description
Humanities through the Arts is intended for introductory-level, interdisciplinary courses offered across the curriculum in the Humanities, Philosophy, Art, English, Music, and Education departments. Arranged topically by art form from painting, sculpture, photography, and architecture to literature, music, theater, film, and dance. This beautifully illustrated text helps students learn how to actively engage a work of art. The new sixth edition retains the popular focus on the arts as an expression of cultural and personal values.


Never Be Lied to Again: How to Get the Truth in 5 Minutes or Less in Any Conversation or Situation
David J. Lieberman
0312204280
September 1999
Paperback
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Book Review
When liars are being accused of something, they'll stay calm because they're working on their rebuttal; this is why detectives were suspicious of O.J. Simpson when he didn't express outrage when accused of murdering his ex-wife and Ronald Goldman. Never Be Lied to Again is bursting with tested tips like this for quickly determining when you're being boondoggled. Body language, facial expressions, sentence structure, and word choice can all reveal when someone is lying, says psychologist David J. Lieberman, and he includes 46 of these "clues to deception" to help you, including tricks for framing questions without putting others on the defense. Once you use your newly honed "human lie detector" skills to figure out if you're being lied to, you can then dig for the truth using the specific, influential words and body postures...


Does Christianity Cause War
David Martin
0198292678
Jan 1998
Hardcover
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Book Description
This bold work challenges two popular conceptions of religion--as either the instigator of conflict or the propagator of peace. Martin, one of the world' leading sociologists of religion, rejects both as oversimplifications, and draws on case studies from Britain, the US, Latin American, and
Romania to argue for a more nuanced, complex approach that takes account of the role of national and ethnic identity.


Universe
Robert Dinwiddie
0756613647
October 2005
Hardcover
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From Booklist
*Starred Review* Notable for its outstanding color illustrations, this work was written by a team of astronomers and science writers in language accessible to high-school students and the general reader. The topically arranged entries range in length from a short paragraph to several pages. This book should be of interest to anyone who appreciates the wonders of the universe and would enjoy a beautifully illustrated guided tour by experts.The volume is divided into three sections. The first, called "Introduction," presents an overview of basic concepts, organized under the broad topics "What Is the Universe?" "The Beginning and End of the Universe," "The View from Earth," and "Exploring Space." The next section, "Guide to the Universe," focuses on the features of the solar system, the Milky Way, and the regions beyond....


Horizontal Equity, Uncertainty, and Economic Well-Being
Martin David
0226137260
Sept 1985
Hardcover
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Book Description
The result of a National Bureau of Economic Research Income and Wealth conference held in December 1983, this volume looks at the concept of "economic well-being" and the ways that analysts have tried to measure it. In addition to income, economists have begun to consider such factors as pensions, wealth, health, and environment when measuring the well-being of a particular group. They have also begun to measure how consumers respond, successfully or unsuccessfully, to such economic uncertainties as inflation, divorce, and retirement. Using new data and techniques, the contributors to this book concentrate on issues of uncertainty and horizontal equity (the equal treatment of individuals within a defined group). Their work points to better ways of determining how various groups in a society are faring relative to...


Medicine Cards: The Discovery of Power through the Ways of Animals
Jamie Sams
0312204914
July 1999
Hardcover
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Review
"Since the publication of the Navaho novel, Seven Arrows, over twenty years ago, I haven't seen anything so adventurous or beautifully executed as Medicine Cards...this handsome and inviting package has much to teach us all." --Patricia Holt, San Francisco Chronicle

"A potent yet refreshingly simple divination tool that can help up reconnect to the sources of life's natural guidance...extraordinarily well crafted. This work is plentiful, overflowing with the richness of the Native American way of life." --Yoga Journal


Forbidden Revolutions
David Martin
0281049998
Dec 1996
Paperback
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Into Africa: The Epic Adventures of Stanley and Livingstone
Martin Dugard
0767910745
April 2004
Paperback
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From Publishers Weekly
It is rare when a historical narrative keeps readers up late into the night, especially when the story is as well known as Henry Morgan Stanley's search for the missionary and explorer David Livingstone. But author and adventurer Dugard, who's written a biography of Capt. James Cook among other works, makes a suspenseful tale out of journalist Stanley's successful trek through the African interior to find and rescue a stranded Livingstone. Dugan has read extensively in unpublished diaries, newspapers of the time and the archives of Britain's Royal Geographical Society; he also visited the African locations central to the story. Together these sources enable him to re-create with immediacy the astounding hardships, both natural and manmade, that Africa put in the path of the two central characters. Dugard also...


Vicksburg Campaign Tp
David Martin
0306812193
Sept 2002
Paperback
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Book Description
Grant's Vicksburg operations and those of the opposing side are of lasting historical interest. Combined land and naval operations, guerrilla raids, political infighting and interference, and the riverine operations of America's first "brown water" navy; all have been brought together here in a powerful narrative of military history.

About the Author
David G. Martin has a Ph.D. from Princeton University and teaches in New Jersey. He is the co-author of Regimental Strengths and Losses at Gettysburg, and the author of the acclaimed Gettysburg July 1.


Gettysburg, July 1
David G. Martin
0306812401
July 2003
Paperback
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Civil War Regiments
"Martin's Gettysburg, July 1 is now the standard source for the first day's fight."

Civil War News 5/20/04
"One of the most definitive accounts on the fury of America's most famous battle."

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Rough-Face Girl
Rafe Martin
0698116267
April 1998
Paperback
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From Publishers Weekly
In this Algonquin Indian version of the Cinderella story, two domineering sisters set out to marry the "rich, powerful, and supposedly handsome" Invisible Being, first having to prove that they can see him. They cannot, but their mistreated younger sister the Rough-Face Girl--so called because the sparks from the fire have scarred her skin--can, for she sees his "sweet yet awesome face" all around her. He then appears to her, reveals her true hidden beauty and marries her. Shannon ( How Many Spots Does a Leopard Have? ) paints powerful, stylized figures and stirring landscapes, heightening their impact with varied use of mist, shadows and darkness. His meticulous research is evident in intricate details of native dress and lodging. In places, though, he struggles with the paradox of illustrating the invisible--an...

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