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The Race for Timbuktu: In Search of Africa's City of Gold

by Frank T. Kryza

In the first decades of the nineteenth century, no place burned more brightly in the imagination of European geographers--and fortune hunters--than the lost city of Timbuktu. Africa's legendary City of Gold, not visited by Europeans since the Middle Ages, held the promise of wealth and fame for the first explorer to make it there. In 1824, the French Geographical Society offered a cash prize to the first expedition from any nation to visit Timbuktu and return to tell the tale. One of the contenders was Major Alexander Gordon Laing, a thirty-year-old army officer. Handsome and confident, Laing was convinced that Timbuktu was his destiny, and his ticket to glory. In July 1825, after a whirlwind romance with Emma Warrington, daughter of the British consul at Tripoli, Laing left the Mediterranean coast to cross the Sahara. His 2,000-mile journey took on an added urgency when Hugh Clapperton, a more experienced explorer, set out to beat him. Apprised of each other's mission by overseers in London who hoped the two would cooperate, Clapperton instead became Laing's rival, spurring him on across a hostile wilderness. An emotionally charged, action-packed, utterly gripping read, The Race for Timbuktu offers a close, personal look at the extraordinary people and pivotal events of nineteenth-century African exploration that changed the course of history and the shape of the modern world.

Race, Incarceration, and American Values

by Glenn C. Loury

The United States, home to five percent of the worlds' population, now houses twenty-five percent of the world's prison inmates. Our incarceration rate--at 714 per 100,000 residents and rising--is almost forty percent greater than our nearest competitors (the Bahamas, Belarus, and Russia). More pointedly, it is 6.2 times the Canadian rate and 12.3 times the rate in Japan. Economist Glenn Loury argues that this extraordinary mass incarceration is not a response to rising crime rates or a proud success of social policy. Instead, it is the product of a generation-old collective decision to become a more punitive society. He connects this policy to our history of racial oppression, showing that the punitive turn in American politics and culture emerged in the post-civil rights years and has today become the main vehicle for the reproduction of racial hierarchies. Whatever the explanation, Loury agues, the uncontroversial fact is that changes in our criminal justice system since the 1970s have created a nether class of Americans--vastly disproportionately black and brown--with severely restricted rights and life chances. Moreover, conservatives and liberals agree that the growth in our prison population has long passed the point of diminishing returns. Stigmatizing and confining of a large segment of our population should be unacceptable to Americans. Loury's call to action makes all of us now responsible for ensuring that the policy changes. Praise for The Anatomy of Racial Inequality: "Intellectually rigorous and deeply thoughtful.... The Anatomy of Racial Inequalityis an incisive, erudite book by a major thinker." --Gerald Early, New York Times Book Review A Boston Review Book

Race of the Century: The Heroic True Story of the 1908 New York to Paris Auto Race

by Julie M. Fenster

17 men, 6 cars, and a 21,000-mile race across 3 continents. On the morning of February 12, 1908, six cars from four different countries lined up in Times Square, surrounded by a frenzied crowd. The men who competed in the New York to Paris auto race were an international roster of personalities: a charismatic Norwegian outdoorsman, a witty French nobleman, a pair of Italian sophisticates, an aristocratic German army officer, and a cranky mechanic from Buffalo, New York. At a time when most people had never seen an automobile, these adventurous men set their course over mountain ranges, through Arctic freeze, and desert heat. There were no gas stations, no garages, and no replacement parts in case of emergency. Two men rose to the top. Ober-lieutenant Hans Koeppen, a rising officer in the Prussian army, led the German team in their canvas-topped 40-horsepower Protos. His amiable personality belied a core of sheer determination, and by the race's end, he had won the respect of even his toughest critics. His counterpart on the U.S. team was George Schuster, a blue-collar mechanic who led the Americans in their lightweight 60-horsepower Thomas Flyer. A born competitor, Schuster battled Koeppen until the very end. Ultimately the German and the American would be left alone in the race, fighting the elements, exhaustion, and each other until the winning car's glorious entrance into Paris, on July 30, 1908.

Race on the Line: Gender, Race, & Technology in the Bell System, 1880-1980

by Venus Green

Race on the Line is the first book to address the convergence of race, gender, and technology in the telephone industry. Venus Green--a former Bell System employee and current labor historian--presents a hundred year history of telephone operators and their work processes, from the invention of the telephone in 1876 to the period immediately before the break-up of the American Telephone and Telegraph Company in 1984. Green shows how, as technology changed from a manual process to a computerized one, sexual and racial stereotypes enabled management to manipulate both the workers and the workplace. More than a simple story of the impact of technology, Race on the Line combines oral history, personal experience, and archival research to weave a complicated history of how skill is constructed and how its meanings change within a rapidly expanding industry. Green discusses how women faced an environment where male union leaders displayed economic as well as gender biases and where racism served as a persistent system of division. Separated into chronological sections, the study moves from the early years when the Bell company gave both male and female workers opportunities to advance; to the era of the "white lady" image of the company, when African American women were excluded from the industry and feminist working-class consciousness among white women was consequently inhibited; to the computer era, a time when black women had waged a successful struggle to integrate the telephone operating system but faced technological displacement and unrewarding work. An important study of working-class American women during the twentieth century, this book will appeal to a wide audience, particularly students and scholars with interest in women's history, labor history, African American history, the history of technology, and business history.

Race, Place, and Environmental Justice After Hurricane Katrina

by Robert D. Bullard Beverly Wright

On August 29, 2005, Hurricane Katrina made landfall near New Orleans leaving death and destruction across the Louisiana, Mississippi, and Alabama Gulf Coast counties. The lethargic and inept emergency response that followed exposed institutional flaws, poor planning, and false assumptions that are built into the emergency response and homeland security plans and programs. Questions linger: What went wrong? Can it happen again? Is our government equipped to plan for, mitigate, respond to, and recover from natural and manmade disasters? Can the public trust government response to be fair? Does race matter? Racial disparities exist in disaster response, cleanup, rebuilding, reconstruction, and recovery. Race plays out in natural disaster survivors' ability to rebuild, replace infrastructure, obtain loans, and locate temporary and permanent housing. Generally, low-income and people of color disaster victims spend more time in temporary housing, shelters, trailers, mobile homes, and hotels--and are more vulnerable to permanent displacement. Some "temporary" homes have not proved to be that temporary. In exploring the geography of vulnerability, this book asks why some communities get left behind economically, spatially, and physically before and after disasters strike.

Race, Place, and Suburban Policing

by Andrea S. Boyles

While considerable attention has been given to encounters between black citizens and police in urban communities, there have been limited analyses of such encounters in suburban settings. Race, Place, and Suburban Policing tells the full story of social injustice, racialized policing, nationally profiled shootings, and the ambiguousness of black life in a suburban context. Through compelling interviews, participant observation, and field notes from a marginalized black enclave located in a predominately white suburb, Andrea S. Boyles examines a fraught police-citizen interface, where blacks are segregated and yet forced to negotiate overlapping spaces with their more affluent white counterparts.

Race, Religion and Law in Colonial India: Trials of an Interracial Family

by Chandra Mallampalli

How did British rule in India transform persons from lower social classes? Could Indians from such classes rise in the world by marrying Europeans and embracing their religion and customs? This book explores such questions by examining the intriguing story of an interracial family who lived in southern India in the mid-nineteenth century. The family, which consisted of two untouchable brothers, both of whom married Eurasian women, became wealthy as distillers in the local community. A family dispute resulted in a landmark court case, Abraham v. Abraham. Chandra Mallampalli uses this case to examine the lives of those involved, and shows that far from being products of a 'civilizing mission' who embraced the ways of Englishmen, the Abrahams were ultimately - when faced with the strictures of the colonial legal system - obliged to contend with hierarchy and racial difference.

Race the Dawn

by Katharine Kincaid

THE RACE SHE DARE NOT LOSE... With mortgage payments long overdue and the bank threatening foreclosure, Maddie McCrory has to save the family farm-any way she can. That means following in her father's footsteps by racing his quarter horse stallion against all comers. But taking on Chase Cumberland and his mare in a match race turns out to be more trouble than she bargained for... AT STAKE IS HER HEART... When her horse loses, Maddie suddenly finds herself in debt to the rugged Texan, who's out to collect-any way he can! By stalling him until the next race, Maggie is sure she can win back the money. What she doesn't count on is the passion Chase's kisses inspire, or the way his tender embrace binds her to him. Now, Maddie is fast on a course to losing her heart, in a bold, winner-takes-all contest in which love is the greatest prize of all.

Race To The Altar

by Patricia Hagan

Liz Mallory may have been a whiz at public relations. But when it came to a NASCAR driver hotshot named Rick Castles, Liz had her hands full. For Rick proved to be the epitome of alpha maleness and smooth seduction-a dangerous combination for a woman trying to get her life back on track. And it wasn't at all the right time for Liz to be finding herself falling in love....She was one heck of a woman, all right, Rick thought. And under different circumstances he would let nothing stand in the way of making Liz Mallory his. But his career hurt relationships. Could he risk her being the one with whom he could finish the ultimate race-to the altar?

Race to Disaster (Frightmares)

by Peg Kehret

When a nursing home resident witnesses a murder and is abducted by the killer, Care Club members Rosie and Kayo set out to rescue the old man.

The Race to Doobesh (Secrets of Droon #24)

by Tony Abbott

Ko's beasts have taken over Doobesh, a city full of thieves and pirates. Now, at the magical forge in the Dark Lands, they're creating powerful armor that will make them unstoppable... unless Eric and his friends destroy the armor first. >

Race to Incarcerate

by Marc Mauer

In this revised edition of his seminal book on race, class, and the criminal justice system, Marc Mauer, executive director of one of the United States' leading criminal justice reform organizations, offers the most up-to-date look available at three decades of prison expansion in America.Including newly written material on recent developments under the Bush administration and updated statistics, graphs, and charts throughout, the book tells the tragic story of runaway growth in the number of prisons and jails and the overreliance on imprisonment to stem problems of economic and social development. Called "sober and nuanced" by Publishers Weekly, Race to Incarcerate documents the enormous financial and human toll of the "get tough" movement, and argues for more humane-and productive-alternatives.

Racehorse in the Rain (Animal Ark #39)

by Ben M. Baglio

Did the rain really frighten Sparky at the race -- or was it something worse?

Rachael Ray 365: No Repeats

by Rachael Ray

Even your favorite dinner can lose its appeal when it's in constant rotation, so mix it up! With her largest collection of recipes yet, Food Network's indefatigable cook Rachael Ray guarantees you'll be able to put something fresh and exciting on your dinner table every night for a full year... without a single repeat! Based on the original 30-Minute Meal cooking classes that started it all, these recipes prove that you don't have to reinvent the wheel every night. Rachael offers dozens of recipes that, once mastered, can become entirely new dishes with just a few ingredient swaps. Learn how to make a Southwestern Pasta Bake and you'll be able to make a Smoky Chipotle Chili Con Queso Mac the next time. Try your hand at Spring Chicken with Leeks and Peas and you're all set to turn out a rib-sticking Rice and Chicken Stoup that looks and tastes like an entirely different dish. As a best-selling cookbook author and host of three top-rated Food Network shows, Rachael Ray believes that both cooking and eating should be fun. Drawing from her own favorite dishes as well as those of her family, friends, and celebrities, she covers the flavor spectrum from Asian to Italian and dozens of delicious stops in between. Best of all, these flavor-packed dishes will satisfy your every craving and renew your taste for cooking. With so many delicious entrees to choose from you'll never have an excuse for being in a cooking rut again.How about a brand-new 30-minute dinner every night for an entire year? Tired of making the same old same old, week after week after week? With Rachael's most varied and comprehensive collection of 30-minute recipes ever, you'll have everyone at your table saying "Yummo!" all year long. It's amazing what a half hour can do for your tastebuds ... 365 days a year!From the Trade Paperback edition.

Rachael Ray: Food Entrepreneur

by Dennis Abrams

When one of her recipes calls for "EVOO," cooks knowingly reach for the extra-virgin olive oil. When she declares a dish "Yum-O," those who have tried her meals can nod in agreement. Rachael Ray grew up surrounded by great restaurant cooks, so cooking was a natural and integral part of her life. She first began cooking at home with her mother, moved on to performing cooking demonstrations at local food markets, and finally ended up making successful cooking shows for television. How did an untrained cook who grew up in small-town, upstate New York go on to become one of the Food Network's biggest stars? Perhaps most intriguingly, what role has she played in America's ongoing food revolution? Rachael Ray tells the story of a woman who has made a career of encouraging others to cook, eat, and love food as much as she does. From her catalog of cookbooks to her line of cookware, Ray has become a powerful force in food education.

Rachael Ray's 30-Minute Get Real Meals: Eat Healthy Without Going to Extremes 

by Rachael Ray

"In Rachael Ray's 30-Minute Get Real Meals, the cookbook author and Food Network star serves up another helping of creative, hassle-free recipes that are ready to rock your taste buds in less than thirty minutes. The latest addition to Rachael's runaway hit series of 30-Minute Meals cookbooks is designed for cooks who want to look and feel great but long for the fun and the flavor that's missing from their extreme low-carb meals. Why fill your shopping cart and your stomach with processed, low-carb cereals and breads that taste like cardboard when you can eat the foods you crave? Here, at last, are recipes for those who just cannot and will not live totally carb-free: Pasta dinners made mostly with proteins and vegetables and only a couple of ounces of pasta per servings, fresh Thai and Mexican lettuce wraps, take-out style stir-frys, and tons of burger ideas - with and without buns. And when you've just got to satisfy that sweet tooth, even nonbakers (like Rachael) will flip for Nutty Creamsicle Pie, Stuffed Roasted Strawberries, and other surprisingly easy dessert recipes." "With more than 150 new dishes, plenty of time-saving tips, and a generous serving of Rachael's "you can do it" attitude, 30-Minute Get Real Meals proves you don't have to go to extremes to eat healthy.

Rachael Ray's Big Orange Book

by Rachael Ray

In the 10 years since she served up her first 30-minute meal--and thousands of delectable dinners later-- Rachael Ray has learned just about all there is to know about getting a great tasting meal on the table in a hurry, whether it is one of her patented 30-minute miracles or something just a tad more involved for a special gathering. Rachael's Big Orange Book is the ultimate resource for busy cooks. Need kitchen inspiration? It's all here and it's all new--and bigger than ever!Just one for dinner tonight? Forget the cold cereal. Rach has a chapter of recipes that make dining on your own a thoroughly civilized occasion, with great meals that won't leave you with a fridge full of leftovers. Vegetarians on the guest list? No problem! Choose from dozens of meat-free meals that are every bit as satisfying as your tried-and-true standards and savory enough to please the carnivores in your crowd. Observing a Kosher menu? Check out the selection of menus just for Kosher cooks, all ready in less than, you guessed it, 30 minutes. There's even a mother lode of burger recipes for fans of the bun--so many options you could make a different burger every day for a full month!In addition to her latest 30-minute creations, Rachael has put together an array of menus and recipes for easy entertaining, from quick snacks to serve for game night and easy hors d'oeuvres, to soup-to-nuts menus for her favorite holidays and special occasions. Whip up a pasta buffet for a special mom on Mother's Day, please a crowd with a super-simple Oscar party menu, and give thanks for not one but four fantastic menus that keep holiday stress to a minimum by getting you out of the kitchen in record time. Best of all, these recipes have all the huge flavors you've come to expect from Rachael, with something to please every taste--and every food budget. You'll even find the treasured family recipes that Rachael and her husband, John, have enjoyed for years; see if they don't become beloved family traditions in your home as well. Whether this is your first introduction to cooking the 30-minute way or you are a long-time convert, you'll find irresistible new recipes here to make the most of every second you spend in the kitchen.From the Trade Paperback edition.

Rachael Ray's Book of 10

by Rachael Ray John Cusimano

Rachael's top 10 lists of 30-minute mealsFor more than a decade, Rachael Ray has wowed you with her flavorful dishes on TV. And she has written one incredible collection after collection of delicious 30-minute meals. Her latest cookbook includes her most-requested recipes from fans like you and her family faves. Rachael Ray's Book of 10 is jam-packed with thirty top 10 lists of recipes in all your favorite categories. Leave it to Rachael to make a book that is easy to use and fun, too!There's a chapter on Burgers with 10 Figure-Friendly Faves, 10 of John's Faves, and 10 Gut-Busters. She has lists of Date Night/Fake Outs for you and your special someone, Seafood for a Steal, and Potluck Picks. You will find a list of 10 for whatever you are making for dinner--Family Faves, Great Rollovers, Kids' Picks, and many more. There are even 10 variations on Surf 'n' Turf! Looking to show off? Try Spinach-Stuffed Steaks with Sautéed Cremini Mushrooms. How about a veggie sammie? Rachael includes Grilled Eggplant Roll-Ups and Mushroom Veggie Sloppy Sandwiches. What's great for the grill? Baby Lamb Chops with Artichoke and Tarragon Dip or try a Grilled Flank Steak Sandwich with Blue Cheese Vinaigrette-Dressed Arugula and Pears. Rachael has a recipe for you for every simple dinner, family meal, and special occasion. There are endless ideas here for what to put on the table.

Rachael Ray's Look + Cook

by Rachael Ray

With a fresh new look, 200 never-before-published recipes, and 600 full-colorphotos, "Rachael Ray's Look and Cook" offers simple main course recipes alongwith a collection of starters, sauces, sides, and more.

Rachel

by Amy Ehrlich

Rachel Carson was always curious about the world around her. As a girl, she loved being outside, exploring and learning more about the universe. As an adult, Rachel wrote books, including Silent Spring, considered to be the start of today's environmental movement. An epilogue highlights on Rachel Carson's work and life.

Rachel #1: A Mighty Big Imagining (Our Canadian Girl)

by Lynne Kositsky

The year is 1783. Rachel and her family are former slaves. In return for helping the British during the American Revolution, they been given free passage to Nova Scotia, Canada, where they can start a new life as free people.

Rachel #4: An Elephant Tree Christmas (Our Canadian Girl)

by Lynne Kositsky

When the Revolutionary War began with American colonies, the British promised freedom to slaves who escaped to join them. By 1783 the war was over and the British had lost. They moved the ex-slaves, known as Black Loyalists, up to their remaining colonies. Many of these Loyalists were sent to Nova Scotia. Rachel Sparrow moved to Birchtown, Nova Scotia, with her mother, Sukey. There they joined Rachel's stepfather, Titan. They spent their first winter in a cold and miserable pit-cabin, where Rachel's brother, Jem, was born. In the spring Titan built a wooden house for them in the small black area of Shelburne, a mostly white town, and the family moved. The house, their Maybe House, was a delight, but there was unrest in Shelburne. In the summer of 1784 during a terrible riot, white de-listed soldiers destroyed the new houses in the black neighbourhood and drove the inhabitants out of town.

Rachel and the Hired Gun

by Elaine Levine

From a captivating new voice in romance comes a sexy, intriguing tale set amidst the rugged grandeur of the American frontier. . . When Rachel Douglas left her aunts house in Virginia for the wilds of the Dakota Territory, she knew the journey would be long and arduous. But she didnt realize that she had been summoned west to be used as a pawn in a ranch war with her fathers neighbor--or that her fierce, sudden attraction to Sager, her fathers hired gun, would put her heart and her life in jeopardy. Seducing Rachel and feeding a bitter feud between the two ranches was Sagers plan of vengeance against those who slaughtered his Shoshone family. Instead, Rachels guileless mix of courage and vulnerability touches the conscience he thought hed buried long ago, and draws them both into a passion without rules, without limits--one that will change their destinies forever. . . Elaine Levine lived an adventurous childhood as the daughter of a marine biologist father and a scientific illustrator mother. In addition to trips all over Europe, she spent two years in Tunisia learning first-hand about different cultures, both ancient and modern. She now lives with her husband in a small town on the Plains just east of the Rocky Mountains in Colorado. By day, she writes custom business software applications. By night, she crafts emotional stories of love and redemption. Elaine enjoys hearing from her readers.

Rachel Carson

by Kathleen V. Kudlinski

Rachel Carson--scientist, author, and environmentalist Rachel Carson was always fascinated by the ocean. As a child, she dreamed of it and longed to see it. As a young woman, she felt torn between her love for nature and her desire to pursue a writing career. Then she found a way to combine both. Rachel had a talent for writing and talking about science in a way that everyone could understand and enjoy. With her controversial book, Silent Spring, Rachel Carson changed the way we look at our planet. "Kudlinski has admirably captured the driving force of spirit of a shy but courageous woman in a succinct, respectful approach."--Booklist About the Women of Our Time series: International in scope, the Women of Our Time series of biographies cover a wide range of personalities in a variety fields. More than a history lesson, these books offer carefully documented life stories that will inform, inspire, and engage.

Rachel Carson: Pioneer of Ecology

by Kathleen V. Kudlinski

Rachel Carson was always fascinated by the ocean. As a child, she dreamed of it and longed to see it. As a young woman, she felt torn between her love for nature and her desire to pursue a writing career. Then she found a way to combine both. Rachel had a talent for writing and talking about science in a way that everyone could understand and enjoy. With her controversial book, Silent Spring, Rachel Carson changed the way we look at our planet.

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