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The debate over "P.C." at America's universities is the most important discussion in American education today and has grown into a major national controversy raging on the covers of our top magazines and news shows. This provocative anthology gives voice to the top thinkers of our time, liberal and conservative, as they tackle the question. From the multicultural perspective of Henry Louis Gates, Jr., who argues passionately for more diversity, to the erudition of Irving Howe, who stresses the profound value of the literary canon, this exciting collection is required reading for thinking Americans ... and for everyone concerned with the future of higher education and the shaping of young minds.
Whether chronicling the class conflict in the African-American community or exposing the failings of the government response in the wake of Hurricane Katrina, Michael Eric Dyson has never shied away from controversy. No stranger to intellectual combat, Dyson has always been ready to engage friends and foes alike in open conversation about the issues that matter. Debating Race collects many of Dyson's most memorable encounters and most poignant arguments. Dyson shows that he is as eloquent off the cuff as he is on the book page, and Debating Race gives readers a front row seat as he spars with politicians, pundits, and public intellectuals. From John Kerry and John McCain to Ann Coulter and the hosts of television's "The View"-Dyson shows the mental agility and rhetorical tenacity that have made him one of America's most astute intellectuals, and with topics ranging from civil rights, the legacy of the O. J. Simpson trial, and the authenticity of Colin Powell there is something in Debating Race to touch a nerve in all of us.
Whether chronicling the class conflict in the African-American community or exposing the failings of the government response in the wake of Hurricane Katrina, Michael Eric Dyson has never shied away from controversy. No stranger to intellectual combat, Dyson has always been ready to engage friends and foes alike in open conversation about the issues that matter. Debating Race collects many of Dyson's most memorable encounters and most poignant arguments. Dyson shows that he is as eloquent off the cuff as he is on the book page, and Debating Race gives readers a front row seat as he spars with politicians, pundits, and public intellectuals. From John Kerry and John McCain to Ann Coulter and the hosts of television's "The View"-Dyson shows the mental agility and rhetorical tenacity that have made him one of America's most astute intellectuals, and with topics ranging from civil rights, the legacy of the O.J. Simpson trial, and the authenticity of Colin Powell there is something in Debating Race to touch a nerve in all of us.
Just as in other volumes in the Debating Twentieth-Century America series, this volume contains two essays demonstrating contrasting historical perspectives on the same phenomenon, in this case the Civil Rights movement. Lawson (History, Rutgers, State U. of New Jersey) represents the "great men" approach, looking at the role of national leaders in advancing civil rights, while Payne (African American studies and History, Duke U.) concentrates more on the "view from the trenches." Each essay is accompanied by a selection of primary documents in support of the views presented.
Debating Turkish Modernity describes the opening act of Turkey's half century bid to join the European Community. Between 1959 and 1980, Turks from all walks of life weighed in on their prospective integration into Europe. This book details how these Turks made sense of the project of European Unification and how they spoke about it. It argues that Turkey's EEC debates, by resurrecting past questions over Turkey's relationship to Europe, became the principle forum where Turks of the Second Republic defined who they were, where they came from, and where they were going.
Three popular books from Debbie Macomber! Three memorable heroes and the women who love them.Meet the Manning brothers and their brides...Rich Manning enters into a marriage of convenience with his best friend because she wants a baby...Paul is a widowed dad who turns to his sister-in-law, Leah, for help and comfort-and discovers he wants more than that from her.Jason, an unrepentant bachelor, meets Charlotte...when her daughter decides to play matchmaker!Three fascinating and completely different brothers. Three romances that will warm your heart. This bundle includes:Marriage of InconvenienceStand-In WifeBride on the Loose
With Debbie Macomber's Cedar Cove Cookbook, you can relish the same superb meals found in Cedar Cove's households. Charlotte Rhodes, one of the series' most beloved characters, invites all fans of Cedar Cove, as well as anyone who enjoys classic home cooking, to join her in touring the town's kitchens as she shares more than 130 of her treasured family recipes. (And she's got plenty to tell you about the people of Cedar Cove, too!)You'll find such mouthwatering dishes as:-- Justine Gunderson's Grilled Salmon with Lime-Jalapeno Butter -- Teri Polger's Macaroni & Cheese -- Charlotte Rhodes's Cinnamon Rolls -- Olivia Griffin's Creamy Tarragon Chicken Salad -- The Pot Belly Deli's Broccoli & Cheese Soup in a Bread Bowl -- And many moreWhether you've just discovered the world of Cedar Cove or have devoured all the books, you can now partake of the town's culinary traditions and cook just like Charlotte, her family and friends!
Debbie Macomber's bestselling and beloved Cedar Cove series continues with these four novels! Reconnect with your favorite characters and meet some new friends from this tight-knit community where love and friendship are just around the corner....Bundle contains books 7-10 of the Cedar Cove Series: 74 Seaside Avenue, 8 Sandpiper Way, 92 Pacific Boulevard and 1022 Evergreen Place.
Join #1 New York Times bestselling author Debbie Macomber as she visits the Heart of Texas!Welcome to Promise, Texas. It's a ranching town in the Texas hill country-and it's a place with a mysterious past. But Promise has a heart of goodness, and everyone here knows what really matters in life. Love, family, community...Now meet the people of Promise.They call her Dr. Texas. She's Jane Dickinson, a newly graduated physician from California who's working at the Promise clinic. They call him Mr. Grouch. Cal Patterson was left at the altar by his out-of-state fiancée, and he's not over it yet. Too bad Jane reminds him so much of the woman he's trying to forget! Dr. TexasNell Bishop, widowed mother of two children, is turning Twin Canyons into a dude ranch. One of her first guests is Travis Grant, a wannabe cowboy, an Easterner known for his books about the West. Nell's kids are crazy about him, and Nell-she could fall for him herself. Except that it's too soon... Nell's CowboyWade McMillen might be a minister, but he's also a man. Is it as a man that he responds to the lovely young woman who shows up in Promise, pregnant and alone? Or as a man of God? Maybe it's both. Amy Thornton hopes to make a new life for herself and her baby, and she needs Reverend McMillen's help. What she wants is the love of a man named Wade. Lone Star BabyThe Heart of Texas. There's no place like it!
Fall in love with the Navy! And with Debbie Macomber's series of Navy romances... These popular stories, most of them published in the 1990s, are still relevant in today's world. Maybe even more relevant. They salute the men and women in the U.S. Navy, and the families and friends who support them. Each is an emotional story, a dramatic romance featuring Debbie Macomber's always-believable characters, as well as her trademark touches of humor. Each is highly enjoyable on its own, but together they create a memorable reading experience!The six books, in chronological order, are:NAVY WIFENAVY BLUESNAVY BRATNAVY WOMANNAVY BABYand NAVY HUSBAND.Life and Love in the Navy. There's nothing like it!
After traveling to Scotland on business, the bed of a highland laird is the last place Ali Graham expected to wake up. But there's no mistaking the irresistibly masculine Scottish Highlander whose chamber she's accidentally infiltrated--or the severe wound he's suffered in battle. As a doctor, Ali knows how to heal his injury, how to nurse his body back to health. What she doesn't know is how to heal his heart. . . Bound By DutyIn a time of raids and ransoms, Aidan MacLeod is responsible for a formidable Scottish keep and all the people within. Yet the fearless Highland laird never forgets his charge to shield his young half-brother from the grave consequences of his tragic birth. Linked By FateBut an alluring stranger known only as Syrena could undo all of Aidan's defenses. For Syrena has vowed to bring Aidan's brother to a realm far from the Scotland of their understanding. To succeed, she is at Aidan's mercy. She'll find him a bride if it's the last thing she does. And it very well might be. Evangeline may be powerfully persuasive in her way, but convincing the notoriously wild Highland king Lachlan MacLeod to strengthen his alliances with a strategic marriage seems to be asking the impossible. Stubborn and proud, Lachlan seems determined to go against her will, even if it means endangering the people he's sworn to protect and the enchanted isle that has already seen so much discord.
How did Debby Ryan go from being a shy child to a star? Where did she live for a few years while her father was in the Army? What language is she fluent in? Who is her best friend? Find out these answers and so much more!
A step-by-step, example-based guide to learning how to install and administer the Debian Linux distribution.Debian 7: System Administration Best Practices is for users and administrators who are new to Debian, or for seasoned administrators who are switching to Debian from another Linux distribution. A basic knowledge of Linux or UNIX systems is useful, but not strictly required. Since the book is a high level guide, the reader should be willing to go to the referenced material for further details and practical examples.
When Miss Hannah Pym meets the tomboyish Lady Deborah Western on the coach to Dover, she is certain that, with a little guidance, Deb will attract many suitors--perhaps even her handsome neighbor the Earl of Ashton. Marion Chesney has won the Romantic Times Award for Outstanding Regency Series Writer.
9 MONTHS LATER She's pregnant--and she has to tell him Deborah Solomon is deeply in love with Ted Taylor, and he gave her every reason to believe he loved her, too. But he broke off their engagement for reasons she doesn't understand, reasons he won't explain. Now, hard as it is on her pride and her heart, she has to see him again. She has to tell him she's pregnant with his son. And then what?
With the publication of his New York Times bestseller The Company, Robert Littell re-established his position as one of the top writers of intelligent, ironic, and always entertaining espionage thrillers. The Debriefing, long out of print until now, is a masterful tale of international espionage. From the secret meeting rooms of Washington to the interrogation chambers of the KGB, The Debriefing is a novel of exquisite suspense and dazzlingly tense drama. Stone (first name unknown) is the Head of an elite arm of the Joint Chiefs of Staff-and a master of the sophisticated art of debriefing. When Oleg Kulakov defects from Russia, handcuffed to a sealed diplomatic pouch, it's Stone's job to find out if he's genuine. He must uncover every detail of Kulakov's life, "until we know more about you than God does. " And as Stone uncovers Kulakov's every secret, probing the darkest reaches of Kulakov's heart, he penetrates Russia itself to learn the chilling truth. . . a truth that tears his own world apart.
Now that her dream of becoming a deb is finally coming true, Laura's confidence is at an all-time high. But when she dares to mess with Jo Lynn's football star boyfriend, Dillon, Laura finds herself at the center of some heinous gossip.
When Emma first met Abel Howard, she was a woman with a past, a woman who had not always made all the right choices. But after twenty-five years of marriage to Abel and with his world-renowned ministry career at is peak, she doesn't often have a reason to dwell on things of the past. Until Christopher Lewis--the son she gave up for adoption years before--arrives on her doorstep. This young man's entry into her life rocks Emma to the very core of her being--challenging everything she's every believed about God and His purposes for her. This book is a tender, bittersweet story of redemption and forgiveness.
Before there was money, there was debt Every economics textbook says the same thing: Money was invented to replace onerous and complicated barter systems--to relieve ancient people from having to haul their goods to market. The problem with this version of history? There's not a shred of evidence to support it. Here anthropologist David Graeber presents a stunning reversal of conventional wisdom. He shows that for more than 5,000 years, since the beginnings of the first agrarian empires, humans have used elaborate credit systems to buy and sell goods--that is, long before the invention of coins or cash. It is in this era, Graeber argues, that we also first encounter a society divided into debtors and creditors. Graeber shows that arguments about debt and debt forgiveness have been at the center of political debates from Italy to China, as well as sparking innumerable insurrections. He also brilliantly demonstrates that the language of the ancient works of law and religion (words like "guilt," "sin," and "redemption") derive in large part from ancient debates about debt, and shape even our most basic ideas of right and wrong. We are still fighting these battles today without knowing it. Debt: The First 5,000 Years is a fascinating chronicle of this little known history--as well as how it has defined human history, and what it means for the credit crisis of the present day and the future of our economy.From the Hardcover edition.
A report from the International Monetary Fund.
Debt Elimination 101 is a concise guide to breaking free of debt and building a financially secure future. Drawn from Are You Being Seduced into Debt? by John Cummuta, this handbook will help readers begin spending and saving in a truly biblical manner.
The #1 bestselling author presents his most important book since The Automatic Millionaire and gives Canadians the knowledge, the tools, and the mindset to get out of debt -- forever.Whether you are working off student loans or trying to meet the minimum balance on your credit card bill, you are probably worried every time you open your mailbox. With salaries frozen and layoffs looming, how will you ever be able to pay down that debt, let alone retire in peace?Here, David Bach offers a new philosophy made for our times, a paradigm-shifting approach to finance that teaches you how to pay down your debt and adopt a whole new way of living. If you have debt, you can be rich but still not free. When you pay down your debt, you reach Freedom Day, that glorious moment when you need a lot less money just to live. On that day, you are truly free. You can have a smaller nest egg and still retire, perhaps even earlier than you expected.With his trademark motivational energy and take-action step by step advice, Bach helps you revolutionize your finances. In these lean times, it's still possible to live your financial dreams. Let David Bach show you how.From the Hardcover edition.
GOODBYE DEBT--HELLO FREEDOM! Most of us grew up with the idea that there is good debt and there is bad debt. Good debts are generally considered to be debts you incur to buy things that can go up in value--like a home or college education. Bad debts are things like credit card balances, where you borrowed money to buy things that depreciate or go down in value, like most consumer goods. But as America's favorite financial coach, David Bach, points out, in difficult times there is no such thing as good debt. There is only debt. And all debt is too expensive-if what you desire is FREEDOM! In fact, Bach believes the best investment you can make today is to pay down your debt, faster and smarter than you have ever attempted before--starting today! In Debt Free for Life, #1 New York Times bestselling author David Bach has written his most groundbreaking and important book since The Automatic Millionaire, giving us the knowledge, the tools, and the mindset we need to get out of debt and achieve financial freedom-forever! Offering a revolutionary approach to personal finance that teaches you how to pay down your debt and adopt a whole new way of living, debt free. Bach unveils the Debt Wise program that empowers you to pare down your debt automatically. You'll learn how to calculate your Debt Freedom Day -- the actual date you will be completely free of debt. And you'll discover that when you are debt free, you need a lot less money to live on. You can retire, even with a smaller nest egg -- perhaps earlier than you expected. David Bach has coached millions to pay off their debt and now he can guide you. Whether you have home loans, student loans, car loans, credit card debt-paying down your debt is truly a game you can win, if you know the rules. Debt Free For Life will teach you the rules and give you the tools to buy back your freedom.