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bryant-simon's picture
Jul.02.2009
  During the first half of the twentieth century, Atlantic City was the nation's most popular middle-class resort--the home of the famed Boardwalk, the Miss America Pageant, and the board game Monopoly. By the late 1960s, it had become a symbol of urban decay and blight, compared by...
reid-gomez's picture
Feb.03.2009
excerpts from A Woman's Body Was Found There.  This novel follows the migrations and relations between two families and five women:  Sylvia, Olivia Red Sky, Alecia, Jana and Johnnie Johnson.  Their stories trace a migratory triangle across the Sierra Nevada, from Reno to Land's End at Ocean Beach,...
thomas-a-hager's picture
Jan.07.2009
A young reader's (middle school/high school) biography of Linus Pauling, the great American chemist and only winner of two unshared Nobel Prizes.
rafaela-castro's picture
May.02.2008
This inclusive lexicon offers terms associated with the Chicano population and its history, experiences, and customs, though the focus is on Mexican Americans who came of age in the 1960s in the Southwest. The entries, which combine English and Spanish terminology, include definitions, commentary,...
david-littlejohn's picture
Mar.25.2008
A composite, contemporary view of the "real" Las Vegas--a boomtown of almost two million people whose lives are fundamentally shaped by the city's dominating industry, casino gambling. Individual journalists, under the direction of editor David Littlejohn, examine such aspects of life in...
david-littlejohn's picture
Mar.25.2008
From Booklist Littlejohn informs his reader in no uncertain terms that the "statelies" of England are an endangered species--referring to the large country mansions that are home to the country's landed gentry. In an informative account not as esoteric as the subject might sound, the...
martyn-amos's picture
Mar.11.2008
The completion of the first draft of the human genome has led to an explosion of interest in genetics and molecular biology. The view of the genome as a network of interacting computational components is well-established, but researchers are now trying to reverse the analogy, by using living...
leslie-berlin's picture
Jan.07.2008
Hailed as the Thomas Edison and Henry Ford of Silicon Valley, Robert Noyce was a brilliant inventor, a leading entrepreneur, and a daring risk taker who piloted his own jets and skied mountains accessible only by helicopter. Now, in The Man Behind the Microchip, Leslie Berlin captures not only...