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Milagro Beanfield War
John Nichols
0805063749
February 2000
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The New York Times Book Review
"Gentle, funny, transcendent."

Review
"Gentle, funny, transcent." --The New York Times Book Review


Against the Beast
John Nichols
1560255137
Aug 2004
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Book Description
"Our form of government, our traditions, our present interests, and our future welfare, all forbid our entering upon a career of conquest," argued William Jennings Bryan, Colin Powell's predecessor as America's Secretary of State. American anti-imperialist tradition dates back to before the Declaration of Independence: Presidents Washington and Jefferson warned against imperialism in their farewell addresses to the country, Abraham Lincoln led the fight in Congress against wars of conquest, Henry David Thoreau spent his celebrated night in jail as part of a protest against an imperialist war, and Frederick Douglass, Jr., and Dr. W. E. B. Du Bois wrote extensively on expansionism. As the Bush administration seeks to spread American influence further than ever before, more Americans are asking whether imperialism...


Tragedy and Farce: How the American Media Sell Wars, Spin Elections, and Destroy Democracy
John Nichols
1595580166
November 2005
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From Booklist
Nichols, a correspondent for theNation, and McChesney, a journalism professor, excoriate the media for failure to hold politicians accountable for their words and deeds, thereby failing in their responsibility to protect American democracy. The authors examine current media practices in the context of press freedoms guaranteed by the Bill of Rights and the concepts held by the Founding Fathers. The troubling recent presidential elections and the war in Iraq--and the lackluster reporting by the media--are the latest in a long trend toward a kind of corporate media that treats Americans as consumers rather than citizens. The authors compare manipulation of American news reporting and elections to practices of the Soviet Union at its strongest, with the political Right exerting more control of the news cycle. The...


John Nichols
Peter Wild
0884300498
October 1986
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The Rise and Rise of Richard B. Cheney
John Nichols
1595580255
Nov 2005
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Durham Independent Weekly
Instructive, offering a blow-by-blow brief on Cheney's rise to power.

London Review of Books
Makes a persuasive case…that the vice-presidency is the real locus of power in the current administration: Cheney runs the show.

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On the Wild Edge: In Search of a Natural Life
David Petersen
0805080031
January 2006
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From Publishers Weekly
By eschewing such "distractions" as jobs, money and children, Petersen (Among the Elk; The Nearby Faraway; etc.) and his wife embraced a simple life on the edge of the wilderness in the Colorado Rockies, where the enduring rhythms of nature shape each day. In this extended meditation on that life, Petersen's prose can be overwrought ("Still hoping for a glimpse of the hawk,... I... lifted my face skyward in desperate faith, like some crippled, crawling pilgrim") and cranky ("What was once a middle-class paradise... has been reduced to just another rich person's playground of choppity-chop subdivisions and fenced-in ranchettes littered with a nauseating profundity of tacky trailer houses at one extreme, ostentatious and obscenely wasteful trophy homes at the other"). But he also writes movingly of the things he...


Clandestine Radio Broadcasting
Lawrence C. Soley
0275922596
Dec 1986
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Review
“It is difficult to imagine a subject with more elusive data than this. The source and location of clandestine radio broadcasts are, by definition, secret. `White' stations openly identify themselves (such as Radio Free Europe), and `gray' stations are purportedly operated by dissident groups within a country, although actually they might be located in another nation; but `black' stations transmit broadcasts by one side disguised as broadcasts by another. Clandestine stations often operate for only days or weeks on an erratic schedule and on various frequencies. ... [This] is an extraordinary book. It belongs in every research library concerned with war and revolution and international communications. A valuable appendix lists known clandestine radio stations, 1948-1985.”–Choice
“In this ambitious and...


Essentials of MMPI-2 Sup TM Assessment
David S. Nichols
0471345334
January 2001
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Book Description
Quickly acquire the knowledge and skills you need to confidently administer, score, and interpret the MMPI-2™ The Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory Revised (MMPI-2™) is the most widely used test in the world for personality assessment. To use it properly, professionals need an authoritative source of advice and guidance on how to administer, score, and interpret this test. Written by clinical psychologist David S. Nichols, Essentials of MMPI-2™ Assessment is that source. Like all the volumes in the Essentials of Psychological Assessment series, this book is designed to help busy mental health professionals quickly acquire the knowledge and skills they need to make optimal use of a major psychological assessment instrument. Each concise chapter features numerous callout boxes...


The Wizard of Loneliness
John Nichols
0393310736
Jan 1994
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Fundamentals of Oil and Gas Accounting
Rebecca A. Gallun
0878147934
January 2001
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Book Description
One of the most sought-after oil and gas accounting books just got better! We've gathered four experts with more than 70 years of combined experience to bring you this heavily researched 4th edition.

Book Info
An accounting text specifically for the oil and gas industry, updated to a format ideal for both academic and industrial settings. Updated features include examples and homework problems, a new chapter on financial statement analysis, and a new chapter on pipeline accounting, among other changes. DLC: Petroleum industry and trade--Accounting.


If Mountains Die
William Davis
0393311597
Dec 2005
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Book Description
A celebration in words and pictures of one of the United States's most beautiful areas: the Taos Valley.When John Nichols moved to Taos, New Mexico, as a young man in 1969, he longed to create a new life with his family. Nichols writes with wry amusement about the joys and tribulations of living in an adobe farmhouse. He is rapturous about the pleasures of trout fishing in mountain streams. But he is most passionate about his farmer neighbors and their struggle to protect a rewarding way of life and a precariously balanced ecological system. This eloquent, moving, and often funny book is his account of exactly how his life has been transformed by this extraordinary landscape—at once hostile and nurturing—and by his growing sense of responsibility toward the land and its people.William Davies provides...


The Staggerford Murders: The Life and Death of Nancy Clancy's Nephew
Jon Hassler
0452285402
November 2004
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From Publishers Weekly
Hassler, best known as the bard of the northern Minnesota town of Staggerford and its endearingly wacky inhabitants, returns to his home turf in the first of these two novellas. Nine years ago, someone killed Edward "Neddy" Nichols, and his wife, Blanche, disappeared. Now their daughter, Penny Jean Nichols, has written a letter to the local paper asking for help getting to the bottom of the unsolved mystery. Three of Staggerford's citizens—Grover, the desk clerk at the decrepit Ransford Hotel; Dusty, a retired garbageman who lives at the Ransford; and Dusty's nephew Ollie, an itinerant preacher who also resides in the hotel—discuss Neddy's murder at length. Most of the action consists of frantic back-and-forth storytelling, which is amusing but will be appreciated more by longtime readers of the...


The Sterile Cuckoo
John Nichols
0393315355
Nov 1996
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Ghost in the Music
John Nichols
0393315363
Nov 1996
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Our Media, Not Theirs: The Democratic Struggle Against Corporate Media
Robert W. McChesney
1583225498
December 2004
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Book Description
A revised, updated, and expanded edition of McChesney and Nichols's bestselling It's the Media, Stupid! The authors critique the U.S. media system, examine alternatives at work in other countries, and conclude with a proposal for meaningful reform.

About the Author
Heraled as a modern day Thomas Paine and "one of the nation's most important analysts of the media," McChesney has written or edited 8 books, including "Telecommunications, Mass Media, and Democracy" and "Rich Media, Poor Democracy." He's a professor at the University of Illinois and hosts a weekly radio show on WILL-AM.


Down the Garden Path
Beverley Nichols
0881927104
February 2005
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Review
Bobbie Schwartz Buckeye : Nichols has a wicked sense of humor. I highly recommend this book as a means of relaxing after a hard day and having a good laugh.
Ethel Fried Manchester (CT) Journal Inquirer : You will definitely be reminded of why you garden. No wonder this book has for so many years been one of the world's best-loved and most-quoted gardening books.
Lori D. Kranz Bloomsbury Review : This semiautobiographical story, of Nichols' first bumbling efforts at transforming a neglected property into a garden, was an immediate success and still rings true with amateur gardeners today.

Book Description
Down the Garden Path has stood the test of time as one of the world's best-loved and most-quoted gardening books. Ostensibly an account of the...


St. Francis Dam Disaster
John Nichols
0738520799
June 2003
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Book Description
Minutes before midnight on the evening of March 12, 1928, the St. Francis Dam collapsed. The damís 200-foot concrete wall crumpled, sending billions of gallons of raging flood waters down San Francisquito Canyon, sweeping 54 miles down the Santa Clara River to the sea, and claiming over 450 lives in the disaster. Captured here in over 200 images is a photographic record of the devastation caused by the flood, and the heroic efforts of residents and rescue workers. ÝÝBuilt by the City of Los Angelesí Bureau of Water Works and Supply, the failure of the St. Francis Dam on its first filling was the greatest American civil engineering failure of the 20th century. Beginning at dawn on the morning after the disaster, stunned local residents picked up their cameras to record the path of destruction, and...


Sport Climbing
John Nichols
0739846914
Jan 2002
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From School Library Journal
Grade 3-6-These three series titles are geared toward youngsters interested in racing or climbing. Each volume includes a guide telling readers "How To Use This Book" as well as background information on how the sport developed, safety equipment and precautions, descriptions of the sport and variations, current racers or climbers, how to begin, and competitions. Excellent-quality, full-color photographs of racers and climbers help readers understand the skills and terms mentioned. Short simple sentences present the factual information. Fact boxes and explanations of terms add to the appeal. However, grammatical and typographical errors are common, and not all of the Internet sites are active. Darren Lott's Street Luge Survival Guide (Gravity, 1998) is similar in scope but does not include ...


Jonathan Edwards' Resolutions: And Advice to Young Converts
Jonathan Edwards
0875521894
July 2001
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Book Description
While completing his preparation for the ministry, Jonathan Edwards wrote seventy resolutions that guided him throughout his life. About twenty years later he wrote a letter to young Deborah Hatheway, a new convert in a nearby town, advising her concerning the Christian life. These two writings, often reprinted during the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, overflow with straightforward and biblically sound advice. This advice is as current today as it was in the 1700s, and it far surpasses the "how to" books now overrunning bookstores.

About the Author
Jonathan Edwards (1703-1758) served the Northampton Congregational Church in Massachusetts for twenty-three years, then missionary outpost to the Mohawk and Mohican tribes. In 1758 he became president of the College of New...

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