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The House on Lemon Street

by Mark Rawitsch

In 1915, Jukichi and Ken Harada purchased a house on Lemon Street in Riverside, California. Close to their restaurant, church, and children's school, the house should have been a safe and healthy family home. Before the purchase, white neighbors objected because of the Haradas' Japanese ancestry, and the California Alien Land Law denied them real-estate ownership because they were not citizens. To bypass the law Mr. Harada bought the house in the names of his three youngest children, who were American-born citizens. Neighbors protested again, and the first Japanese American court test of the California Alien Land Law of 1913--The People of the State of California v. Jukichi Harada--was the result. Bringing this little-known story to light, The House on Lemon Street details the Haradas' decision to fight for the American dream. Chronicling their experiences from their immigration to the United States through their legal battle over their home, their incarceration during World War II, and their lives after the war, this book tells the story of the family's participation in the struggle for human and civil rights, social justice, property and legal rights, and fair treatment of immigrants in the United States. The Harada family's quest for acceptance illuminates the deep underpinnings of anti-Asian animus, which set the stage for Executive Order 9066, and recognizes fundamental elements of our nation's anti-immigrant history that continue to shape the American story. It will be worthwhile for anyone interested in the Japanese American experience in the twentieth century, immigration history, public history, and law.

Surviving Sudden Environmental Change

by Jago Cooper Payson Sheets

Archaeologists have long encountered evidence of natural disasters through excavation and stratigraphy. In Surviving Sudden Environmental Change, case studies examine how eight different past human communities--ranging from Arctic to equatorial regions, from tropical rainforests to desert interiors, and from deep prehistory to living memory--faced, and coped with, such dangers. Many disasters originate from a force of nature, such as an earthquake, cyclone, tsunami, volcanic eruption, drought, or flood. But that is only half of the story; decisions of people and their particular cultural lifeways are the rest. Sociocultural factors are essential in understanding risk, impact, resilience, reactions, and recoveries from massive sudden environmental changes. By using deep-time perspectives provided by interdisciplinary approaches, this book provides a rich temporal background to the human experience of environmental hazards and disasters. In addition, each chapter is followed by an abstract summarizing the important implications for today's management practices and providing recommendations for policy makers. Publication supported in part by the National Science Foundation.

Young Person's Occupational Outlook Handbook

by Editors at JIST

This reference provides information on 270 jobs that cover 90 percent of the workforce and is designed for students in grades 4-9. Based on the latest Occupational Outlook Handbook (OOH), this book covers the information most important to younger audiences with text that stresses the connection between school subjects and future careers.

Top MBA Programs

by David Petersam

Helps readers focus on the overlooked issue of business school "fit," create a personal ranking of their best-fit schools, and prepare applications that tell admissions committees why they're the right match for their programs.

Top 300 Careers

by Editors at JIST

Readers will explore hundreds of jobs, assess their best career fit, and learn how to find good jobs quickly. Based on current labor market information, making it the perfect go-to resource for students, job seekers, and anyone doing career research.

Top 100 Health-Care Careers

by Edith Wischnitzer Saul Wischnitzer

Helps people explore the booming health-care industry and pinpoint occupations right for them. It provides a detailed overview of 100 health-care jobs and includes information about educational requirements, earnings, advancement, certification, and outlook

Top 100 Careers Without a Four-Year Degree

by Michael Farr Laurence Shatkin

Many jobs that do not require a four-year degree need workers and are growing quickly. This completely updated edition identifies which of these jobs are most promising and offers extensive information about them.

The Twitter Job Search Guide

by Susan Whitcomb Deb Dib Chandlee Bryan

This groundbreaking book, from three leading career experts, shows readers how they can gain momentum in their job searches and careers through "tweets" that consist of fewer characters than a standard text message. Readers learn how to exponentially increase the size of their personal and professional networks by exchanging ideas, demonstrating subject-matter expertise, enhancing their reputation, and developing a "fan club."

East to the Dawn: The Life of Amelia Earhart

by Susan Butler

Journalist Butler deepens the familiar picture of the US flier who vanished mysteriously in 1937 to reveal Earhart's personae as an educator, a social worker, a lecturer, a businesswoman, and a promoter of women's rights. She also provides details about that last flight and wades through the accumulated mythology to seek a reasonable explanation for her loss. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc. , Portland, Or.

Healthcare, Guaranteed: A Simple, Secure Solution For America

by Ezekiel Emmanuel

America spends more than any other developed nation on healthcare-$2. 1 trillion in 2007 alone. But 47 million Americans remain uninsured, and of those Americans who are insured, many suffer from poor health. In his ground-breaking proposal, Dr. Ezekiel Emanuel offers up a plan to comprehensively restructure the delivery and quality of our healthcare. By eliminating employer-healthcare and establishing an independent program to evaluate healthcare plans and insurance companies, he offers a no-nonsense guide to how government can institute private insurance options that will allow each of us a choice of doctor and plan. With the rate of healthcare costs rapidly outpacing our gross domestic product, we can no longer afford to maintain our fragmented delivery of care, or entertain reforms that seek to patch, rather than cure, a fractured system. Accessible, straightforward, and revolutionary in its approach, Healthcare, Guaranteed is an inarguable guide to lasting healthcare reform.

The Diary

by Eileen Goudge

When the two grown daughters of Elizabeth Marshall discover an old diary of their mother's in her attic, it comes as a shock to learn that the true love of Elizabeth's life was not their father. This is the mystery the two daughters must unravel as they stay up late reading the words penned by Elizabeth so long ago. Their mother can't give them the answers: After a massive stroke, she lies mute and near death in a nursing home. Only the pages of her diary can provide clues to what really happened. In a richly detailed journey into the past, we see Elizabeth lose her heart to one man while remaining devoted to another. Finally, she must choose between the stable, loyal Bob. . . and the electrifying and unpredictable A. J. , who spent time in juvenile detention as a teen. When a suspicious fire in the neighborhood is linked to A. J. , Elizabeth is faced with another dilemma: She's the only one who can clear A. J. 's name, but to do so would ruin her reputation. Surprisingly, it's Bob who comes to the rescue, forcing Elizabeth to make perhaps the most painful decision of her life. . . . The Diaryis a love story. It's also the story of the unshakable bond between a mother and her daughters.

Open Hearts

by Jane Seymour

Inspired by Jane Seymour's "Healing Hearts" paintings and the actress's trademarked Open Hearts Family jewelry collection, this book celebrates both the families we were born to and the families that we make for ourselves among friends and all who touch our lives. The Open Hearts design reflects life's joys, heartaches, and inspirations. Moving quotes, poems, real-life stories submitted by fans to the Open Hearts blog and Jane's equally inspirational artwork come together in this book that reminds us that if we keep our hearts open love will always find its way in.

You'd Be So Pretty If . . .

by Dara Chadwick

FromYou'd Be So Pretty If. . . I grew up listening to my mom bemoan everything from the size of her thighs to the shape of her eyes. So you can imagine my dismay the first time someone exclaimed, "You look just like your mother!" Every mom wants her daughter to feel confident in her own skin, but may often unconsciously impose her own "body image blueprint. " Dara Chadwick'sYou'd Be So Pretty If. . . reveals: What girls learn when Mom diets How to talk to your daughter about healthy eating and exercise habits The trigger words that set off a body image crisis How to recognize a budding eating disorder With humor and compassion,You'd Be So Pretty If. . . offers parents fresh and useful strategies for conveying that success isn't negated by carrying extra pounds-or guaranteed by keeping them off.

Understanding America: The Anatomy of an Exceptional Nation

by Peter H. Schuck

What is America? Is it a hegemonic superpower, composed of ruthlessly selfish capitalists? Or is it a land of hope and glory, a shelter for the huddled masses, and a beacon of freedom and enlightenment? The definition of this complex nation has been debated substantially, yet all seem to agree on one thing: it is unique. The idea of an exceptional America can be traced all the way back to Alexis de Tocqueville's nineteenth-century observations of a newly formed democracy that seemed determined to distinguish itself from the rest. Little, it seems, has changed. Building on de Tocqueville's concept of American exceptionalism, this collection of essays, contributed by some of the nation's top scholars and thinkers, takes on the weighty task of sizing up America in a way its people and others can comprehend. Far more than simple history, they outline the current state of American institutions and policies-from the legal system to marriage to the military to the Drug War-and anticipate where these are headed in the future.

The Smart New Way to Get Hired

by Lisa Kappesser

Provides a quiz that helps job seekers assess their level of emotional intelligence. Practical exercises and examples teach them how to stand out in the job search, by using four areas of emotional intelligence: self awareness, self-management, social awareness, and social skills.

The Sequel

by Laurence Shatkin

Transforms the way readers approach their career change, teaching them to redirect their path based on what they already know rather than start from scratch. He explains nine routes readers can take to redefine their career; management, teaching, advocacy, standards-enforcement, communications, sales, brokerage, analytical, and recruitment.

The Quick Resume & Cover Letter Book

by Michael Farr

Teaches job seekers how to master essential steps in the job search process. As the definitive guide to resumes, it offers techniques proven to get results quickly; a friendly, easy-to-follow design; and rock-solid advice for creating outstanding resumes and cover letters and, more importantly, using them effectively.

The Christian's Career Journey

by Susan Britton Whitcomb

Whether you want to work in the private sector or public sector, business or industry, corporate America or mom-and-pop shop, nonprofit or ministry organization, this book will unveil the deeper significance and purpose God has for your career.

The 9-to-5 Cure

by Kristin Cardinale

Learn how to achieve flexible, lucrative work without a traditional full-time job

Tell Me About Yourself

by Katharine Hansen

Introduces storytelling as the key to excelling in other job search activities, such as writing resumes and cover letters, networking, creating portfolios, and developing a personal brand. Readers learn how to execute these crucial steps impressively and successfully. Hansen also teaches readers how to use storytelling on the job to capitalize on opportunities to advance throughout their career.

Step-by-Step Resumes

by Evelyn U Salvador

An extensive collection of thousands of powerful resume keywords to help readers' resumes stand out in electronic databases.

Step-by-Step Cover Letters

by Evelyn U Salvador

An overall framework to help students, job seekers, and career changers easily build outstanding cover letters that will land interviews and score job offers

Start Your Own Business and Hire Yourself

by Suzanne Caplan

Solid advice on all aspects of starting a business, from writing the business plan, to finding customers, to managing costs and turning a profit.

The Portable Dad

by Steve Elliott

For college students, twentysomethings, and anyone else who keeps Dad on speed-dial for car emergencies, plumbing woes, appliance advice, and more. Take Dad's know-how with you everywhere you go! This Dad's got all the answers to all the basics, so that you can get it done and move on. He knows how to hang, unclog, patch, drill, paint, mow, lube, edge, weed, sand, pack, and more. The Portable Dadis the answer to those panicked late-night phone calls: how to keep things running, how to maintain the stuff you use, how to get by without getting in over your head. If Dad doesn't know the answer, you don't really need to do it!

Bond of Union: Building the Erie Canal and the American Empire

by Gerard T. Koeppel

Conceived in the early 1800s and completed in 1825, the Erie Canal was the boldest and biggest American engineering project of its century, with enduring political, social, and economic effects. It was the Erie Canal that first opened up the West to American enterprise and imagination, bringing vast riches and a far-reaching vision to a rapidly expanding nation. In this compelling narrative, author Gerard Koeppel tells the complete, sweeping story of the creation of the canal, and of the memorable characters who turned a visionary plan into a successful venture. Koeppel's extensive research includes major new findings about the construction of the canal as well as its enormous impact. Bond of Unionprovides a unique perspective on Manifest Destiny and the beginning of America's self-perception as an empire destined to expand to the Pacific.

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