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Class Warfare: Inside the Fight to Fix America's Schools

by Steven Brill

In a reporting tour de force, award-winning journalist Steven Brill takes an uncompromising look at the adults who are fighting over America's failure to educate its children--and points the way to reversing that failure. Brill's vivid narrative--filled with unexpected twists and turns--takes us from the Oval Office, where President Obama signs off on an unprecedented plan that will infuriate the teachers' unions because it offers billions to states that win an education reform "contest"; to boisterous assemblies, where parents join the fight over their children's schools; to a Fifth Avenue apartment, where billionaires plan a secret fund to promote school reform; to a Colorado high school, where students who seemed destined to fail are instead propelled to college; to state capitols across the country, where school reformers hoping to win Obama's "contest" push bills that would have been unimaginable a few years ago. It's the story of an unlikely army--fed-up public school parents, Ivy League idealists, hedge-funders, civil rights activists, conservative Republicans, insurgent Democrats--squaring off against unions that the reformers claim are protecting a system that works for the adults but victimizes the children. Class Warfare is filled with extraordinary people taking extraordinary paths: a young woman who goes into teaching almost by accident, then becomes so talented and driven that fighting burnout becomes her biggest challenge; an antitrust lawyer who almost brought down Bill Gates's Microsoft and now forms a partnership with Bill and Melinda Gates to overhaul New York's schools; a naïve Princeton student who launches an army of school reformers with her senior thesis; a California teachers' union lobbyist who becomes the mayor of Los Angeles and then the union's prime antagonist; a stubborn young teacher who, as a child growing up on Park Avenue, had been assumed to be learning disabled but ends up co-founding the nation's most successful charter schools; and an anguished national union leader who walks a tightrope between compromising enough to save her union and giving in so much that her members will throw her out. Brill not only takes us inside their roller-coaster battles, he also concludes with a surprising prescription for what it will take from both sides to put the American dream back in America's schools.

Classic American Autobiographies

by William L. Andrews

Portions of the autobiographes of Mary Rowlandson, Benjamin Franklin, Frederick Douglas, and Zitkala-Sa.

Classic American Combat Rifles

by Terry Wieland

Great articles, written by great gun writers, about classic rifles! The Gun Digest Book of Classic American Combat Riflespresents a unique compilation of articles on the greatest American combat rifles developed since 1776, and as they originally appeared inGun Digest. Since the first issue ofGun Digestin 1944, combat rifles have made regular appearances in the magazine, in articles on the romance, design, performance, historical, and technical significance-and even the shortcomings-of many rifles used by American troops in battle. Now, you can take a walk down memory lane, thru this volume of the best of these articles, written by the most respected writers working in the field during the second half of the 20th century: On the Springfield rifle-Col. Townsend Whelen On the rifles of World War II-Charles T. Haven On the M-14-John Lachuk On the AR-15/M16-Christopher R. Bartocci Most shooters recognize names like Springfield, Colt, Armalite, Sharps, and Spencer. Those rifles made it to the top and stayed there, while many other rifle designs were tested and adopted by the U. S. military only to slide into historical oblivion. Yet all are part of the history of the American combat rifle, and you'll find these various type of rifles and their stories in this exciting book.

Classic American Love Poems

by The Editors of Hippocrene Books

[From the back cover:] "From patriotism, familial and brotherly affection, first romances, and passion--to loss, anguish and tragedy--these verses express a unique American voice on the subject of love. The anthology contains 94 inspiring love poems from 47 American poets, encompassing works from colonial days to the twentieth century. Among the poets included are Anne Bradstreet, Ralph Waldo Emerson, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, Edgar Allan Poe, Walt Whitman, Emily Dickinson, Theodore Dreiser, Paul Laurence Dunbar, Robert Frost, Wallace Stevens, William Carlos Williams, Sara Teasdale, Ezra Pound, Robinson Jeffers, Edna St. Vincent Millay, E.E. Cummings, Langston Hughes, Elizabeth Bishop, Gwendolyn Brooks, and Sylvia Plath. The anthology also includes 30 lovely illustrations and a section of poet biographies." Pictures are described.

Classic Boxing Stories

by Paul D. Staudohar

Boxing has been a part of our history going back centuries. Whether it's bare knuckle or the pay-per-view fights we see today, it has been a staple in our lives. In Classic Boxing Stories, Paul D. Staudohar has collected work from dozens of writers, telling stories about the sport that has been so important to them. With tales going back 100 years, you will be enthralled in the storytelling and moved by the characters who never quit.Included in this collection are stories from such famous writers as:O. Henry H. C. WinterSir Arthur Conan Doyle Ring LardnerJack London P. G. WodehouseOctavus Roy Cohen And many more!Classic Boxing Stories shows the true grit of this tough and brutal sport. From knockouts to comebacks, these stories will show you why you fell in love with boxing and how this sport has lasted for so long. So tighten your gloves, put in your mouthpiece, and get ready to take on this # 1 contender!

Classic Camaro HP1564

by Ron Sessions

A step-by-step guide on how to keep a 1967-1981 Camaro in show-quality condition. Classic Camaro includes more than 25 fully illustrated how-to projects on repairs, maintenance, ugrades and minor restoration.

Classic Candy

by Darlene Lacey

Candy may well have its origins in medicine (think peppermint sticks), and many Americans still think of candy as an edible salve with which to cure and to celebrate. Today, Americans consume more than 600 billion pounds of the sugary stuff each year. Most Americans have their favorites, their go-to candy bars that bring them comfort. And most of us yearn for the candy of our youth, those treats that made us feel better no matter the occasion. From classics such as the Hershey bar and M&Ms to trend-setters like PEZ and Atomic Fireballs, candy has a special place in our hearts and memories. Lacey details the evolution of candy in America, looking at the classics from a variety of angles. With a look at everything from chocolate to fruity sweets, from simply packaging to product tie-ins, Lacey examines the classic candy of the late-twentieth century, including what it meant--and what it still means--to most of us. Readers will savor this colorful walk down memory lane to Candyland, filled with familiar signposts such as Bazooka, Clark, Necco, and Tootsie Roll.

Classic Candy

by Abigail R. Gehring

With this book, you'll be whipping up dozens of candies that don't require special molds, pans, or any kitchen appliances you don't already own. From nut barks to lollipops, gumdrops to truffles, all your favorite candies are here, as well as a few new ones you won't be able to resist. Many recipes include sugar-free and/or corn syrup-free alternatives for health-conscious confectioners. Whether you're making sweets for yourself, for your family, or as gifts, the easy-to-follow directions and beautiful full-color photographs in this book will ensure you get the results you want.Some of the delicious candies include:Chocolate coconut candy barsCinnamon hard candiesCrystallized gingerGumdropsMaple nut fudgePecan toffeeRock candyTurkish delight, and more!

Classic Christianity

by Thomas C. Oden

For the first time, Thomas Oden's Systematic Theology classic series (individually titled The Living God, The Word of Life, and Life in the Spirit) is available in one complete volume. A renowned theologian, Oden provides a consensus view of the Christian faith, delving deeply into ancient Christian tradition and bringing to the contemporary church the best wisdom from its past. In this magisterial work, Oden tackles the central questions of Christian belief and the nature of the trinity. Written for clergy, Christian educators, religious scholars, and lay readers alike, Classic Christianity provides the best synthesis of the whole history of Christian thought. Part one explores the most intriguing questions of the study of God--Does God exist? Does Jesus reveal God? Is God personal, compassionate, free?--and presents answers that reflect the broad consensus culled from the breadth of the church's teachers. It is rooted deeply and deliberately in scripture but confronts the contemporary mind with the vitality of the Christian tradition. Part two addresses the perplexing Christological issues of whether God became flesh, whether God became Christ, and whether Christ is the source of salvation. Oden details the core beliefs concerning Jesus Christ that have been handed down for the last two hundred decades, namely, who he was, what he did, and what that means for us today. Part three examines how the work of God in creation and redemption is being brought to consummation by the Holy Spirit in persons, through communities, and in the fullness of human destiny. Oden's magisterial study not only treats the traditional elements of systematical theology but also highlights the foundational exegetes throughout history. Covering the ecumenical councils and early synods; the great teachers of the Eastern church tradition, including Athanasius and John Chrysostom; and the prominent Western figures such as Augustine, Ambrose, Thomas Aquinas, Martin Luther, and John Calvin, this book offers the reader the fullest understanding of the Christian faith available.

Classic Christianity

by Thomas C. Oden

For the first time, Thomas Oden's Systematic Theology classic series (individually titled The Living God, The Word of Life, and Life in the Spirit) is available in one complete volume. A renowned theologian, Oden provides a consensus view of the Christian faith, delving deeply into ancient Christian tradition and bringing to the contemporary church the best wisdom from its past. In this magisterial work, Oden tackles the central questions of Christian belief and the nature of the trinity. Written for clergy, Christian educators, religious scholars, and lay readers alike, Classic Christianity provides the best synthesis of the whole history of Christian thought. Part one explores the most intriguing questions of the study of God--Does God exist? Does Jesus reveal God? Is God personal, compassionate, free?--and presents answers that reflect the broad consensus culled from the breadth of the church's teachers. It is rooted deeply and deliberately in scripture but confronts the contemporary mind with the vitality of the Christian tradition. Part two addresses the perplexing Christological issues of whether God became flesh, whether God became Christ, and whether Christ is the source of salvation. Oden details the core beliefs concerning Jesus Christ that have been handed down for the last two hundred decades, namely, who he was, what he did, and what that means for us today. Part three examines how the work of God in creation and redemption is being brought to consummation by the Holy Spirit in persons, through communities, and in the fullness of human destiny. Oden's magisterial study not only treats the traditional elements of systematical theology but also highlights the foundational exegetes throughout history. Covering the ecumenical councils and early synods; the great teachers of the Eastern church tradition, including Athanasius and John Chrysostom; and the prominent Western figures such as Augustine, Ambrose, Thomas Aquinas, Martin Luther, and John Calvin, this book offers the reader the fullest understanding of the Christian faith available.

Classic Cocktails

by David Wolfe Amanda Hallay

Classy ladies and dapper gents have their favorite vintage cocktail go-to, and now you can as well! From Manhattans to Pink Ladies, Gin Fizzies to Whisky Sours, Gibsons to Stingers-and sixty additional cocktails-Classic Cocktails returns drinkers back to an age of sophisticated mixed drinks for the suave imbiber. While mixing your favorite cocktail, brush up on your pop culture trivia with quirky facts and snarky anecdotes. Recipes include:Bloody MaryBlue HawaiiEggnogGin SlingMai TaiMojitoOld-FashionedScrewdriverTequila SunriseTom CollinsWhite RussianAnd many more!Also included is information on serving suggestions, glassware, and remedies for curing that inevitable hangover. So harness your inner mixologist, break out the jar of maraschino cherries, and transport yourself and your friends to a time when "classic" cocktails were the only mixed drinks out there.

The Classic Fairy Tales

by Maria Tatar

This Norton Critical Edition collects forty-four fairy tales, from the fifth century to the present. The Classic Fairy Tales focuses on six tale types: "Little Red Riding Hood," "Beauty and the Beast," "Snow White," "Cinderella," "Bluebeard," and "Hansel and Gretel," and presents multicultural variants and sophisticated literary rescriptings. Also reprinted are tales by Hans Christian Andersen and Oscar Wilde. "Criticism" gathers twelve essays that interpret aspects of fairy tales, including their social origins, historical evolution, psychological drama, gender issues, and national identities. A Selected Bibliography is included.

Classic Fishing Lures

by Russell E. Lewis

Covering the collectible lures of the six most popular lure manufacturers in North America - Heddon, South Bend, Paw Paw, Pflueger, Creek Chub and Shakespeare, this full-color book is the most comprehensive identification and price guide available! This book features a history of each manufactures, with nearly 2,000 listings of the most collectible lures on the market, complete with up-to-date pricing and a brilliant color photos.

Classic Goosebumps #10: How I Got My Shrunken Head

by R. L. Stine

Discover the bone-chilling adventures that made Goosebumps one of the bestselling children's book series of all time. Now with all-new bonus materials! What has two eyes, a mouth, and wrinkly green skin? Mark's shrunken head! It's a present from his Aunt Benna. A gift from the jungle island of Baladora. And Mark can't wait to show the kids at school! But late one night the head starts to glow. Because it's actually no ordinary head. It gives Mark a strange power. A magical power. A dangerous power... It's our tenth fan-favorite prequel to R.L. Stine's blockbuster Goosebumps HorrorLand series. Now with all-new bonuses including an author interview, gross-out facts, and more!

Classic Goosebumps #11: Werewolf of Fever Swamp

by R. L. Stine

Who's afraid of the big, bad wolf? A new package for a best-selling Classic Goosebumps! Now with bonus features! There is something weird happening in Fever Swamp. Something really horrible.It started with the strange howling at night. Then there was the rabbit, torn to shreds. Everyone thinks Grady's new dog is responsible. After all, he looks just like a wolf. And he seems a little on the wild side. But Grady knows his dog is just a regular old dog. And most dogs don't howl at the moon. Or disappear at midnight. Or change into terrifying creatures when the moon is full. Or do they?

Classic Goosebumps #14: Welcome to Camp Nightmare

by R. L. Stine

It's the little camp of horrors! Now with bonus materials! Next summer you'll stay home...if you survive! The food isn't great. The counselors are a little strange. And the camp director seems demented. Billy can handle all that. But then strange things start to happen after dark, his parents won't answer his letters, and his fellow campers start to disappear. What's going on? Camp Nightmoon is turning into Camp Nightmare! And Billy might be next.

Classic Goosebumps #16: The Scarecrow Walks at Midnight

by R. L. Stine

The best-selling scare series of all time brings you a thrilling repackage of the field of screams! Jodie loves visiting her grandparents' farm. Okay, so it's not the most exciting place in the world. Still, Grandpa tells great scary stories. And Grandma's chocolate chip cookies are the best. But this summer the farm has really changed. The cornfields are sparse. Grandma and Grandpa seem worn out. And the single scarecrow has been replaced by twelve evil-looking ones. Then one night Jodie sees something really odd. The scarecrows seem to be moving. Twitching on their stakes. Coming alive . . .

Classic Goosebumps #17: You Can't Scare Me!

by R. L. Stine

Get Goosebumps with the startling repackage of a best selling classic. Scared yet? Now with bonus materials! Courtney is a total show-off. She thinks she's so brave; and she's always making Eddie and his friends look like wimps. But now Eddie's decided he's had enough. He's going to scare Courtney once and for all. And he's come up with the perfect plan to do it.Eddie's going to lure Courtney down to Muddy Creek. Because he knows that she actually believes those silly rumors about the monsters. That there are Mud Monsters living deep inside the creek. It's just too bad that Eddie doesn't believe the rumors, too. Because they just might be true....

Classic Goosebumps #18: Return of the Mummy

by R. L. Stine

Get Goosebumps with the startling repackage of a best selling classic. Now with bonus materials! After last year's scary adventure, Gabe's a little nervous about being back in Egypt. Back near the ancient pyramids. Back where he saw all those creepy mummies. Then he learns about an Egyptian superstition. A secret chant that is supposed to bring mummies back to life. Gabe's uncle says it's just a hoax. But now it sounds like something's moving in the mummy's tomb. No way a couple of dumb words can wake the dead. Can they?

Classic Goosebumps #32: Please Don't Feed the Vampire!

by R. L. Stine

The original series from the Master of Fright--now a major motion picture in theaters August 7, 2015! The original books featuring the scariest creatures from the Goosebumps movie, in theaters August 7th, 2015! You buy something called "Vampire in a Can." At first you think its just a goofy vampire costume with a cape, plastic fangs, and a tattoo of teeth marks. But then you find a packet in the bottom of the can labeled: DANGER-KEEP AWAY! If you try to open the packet with your teeth, it rips in your mouth. Uh-oh. Looks like you've been transformed into a vampire-and you're really thirsty. If you decide not to open the packet, your dog sinks his teeth into it. Now your cute little poodle has become a ferocious vampire dog! Can you save your pooch before th bites off more than he can chew? The choice is yours in this scary Goosebumps adventure that's packed with over 20 super spooky endings!

Classic Goosebumps #7: Be Careful What You Wish For

by R. L. Stine

Discover the bone-chilling adventures that made Goosebumps one of the bestselling children's book series of all time. Now with all-new bonus materials! Samantha Byrd is a klutz. An accident waiting to happen. And that makes her the least popular member of the girls' basketball team. But all of that is about to change. Sam's met someone who can grant her three wishes. Too bad Sam wasn't more careful when she asked for each one... It's another fan-favorite prequel to R.L. Stine's blockbuster GOOSEBUMPS HORRORLAND series. Now with all-new bonus materials including an author interview and more!

Classic Goosebumps #9: The Horror at Camp Jellyjam

by R. L. Stine

Discover the bone-chilling adventures that made Goosebumps one of the bestselling children's book series of all time. Now with all-new bonus materials! Camp Jellyjam is no ordinary sports camp. The counselors seem a little TOO happy. And why are they so obsessed with winning? It might have something to do with the hideous, slimy discovery lurking in the darkness.... It's our ninth fan-favorite prequel to R.L. Stine's blockbuster Goosebumps HorrorLand series. Now with all-new bonus features including an author interview, bizarre sports trivia, and more!

Classic Goosebumps (Books 1-4)

by R. L. Stine

Night of the Living Dummy: Discover the fan-favorite thriller and chiller that first introduced the world to the wooden face of fear. The puppet who pulls all the strings. None other than Slappy the Dummy! Deep Trouble: Find out why Billy Deep and his sister, Sheena, are afraid of dark lagoons, coral reefs, and anything that appears to be half-human, half-fish! Monster Blood: Evan visits an eerie old toy store and buys a dusty can of Monster Blood. But then he notices something weird about the slimy green ooze. It keeps growing. And growing. And growing. And all that growing has given the Monster Blood a monstrous appetite... The Haunted Mask: Carly Beth thinks she's found the best Halloween mask ever. With yellow-green skin and long animal fangs, the mask terrifies the entire neighborhood. Before long, it has a surprising effect on Carly Beth, too. She tries to take it off... but it won't budge! Halloween is almost over, but fright night is just beginning.

Classic Haiku

by Yuzuru Miura

In this wonderful collection, haiku poet Yuzuru Miura has selected and translated poems by past masters such as Basho and Buson, as well as contemporary poets. Fireflies, pheasants, a summer shower, winter snow, camellias, and other beautiful subjects are included among the one hundred poems in this impressive anthology. A revered collection, Classic Haiku evokes the peace and serenity of the Japanese way of life.

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