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Dreams from My Father: A Story of Race and Inheritance

Nine years before the Senate campaign that made him one of the most influential and compelling voices in American politics Barack Obama published this lyrical unsentimental and powerfully affecting memoir which became a New York Times bestseller when it was reissued in Dreams from My Father tells the story of Obama s struggle to understand the forces that shaped him as the son of a black African father and white American mother a struggle that takes him from the American heartland to the ancestral home of his great aunt in the tiny African village of Alego br br Obama opens his story in New York where he hears that his father a figure he knows more as a myth than as a man has died in a car accident The news triggers a chain of memories as Barack retraces his family s unusual history the migration of his mother s family from small town Kansas to the Hawaiian islands the love that develops between his mother and a promising young Kenyan student a love nurtured by youthful innocence and the integrationist spirit of the early sixties his father s departure from Hawaii when Barack was two as the realities of race and power reassert themselves and Barack s own awakening to the fears and doubts that exist not just between the larger black and white worlds but within himself br br Propelled by a desire to understand both the forces that shaped him and his father s legacy Barack moves to Chicago to work as a community organizer There against the backdrop of tumultuous political and racial conflict he works to turn back the mounting despair of the inner city His story becomes one with those of the people he works with as he learns about the value of community the necessity of healing old wounds and the possibility of faith in the midst of adversity br br Barack s journey comes full circle in Kenya where he finally meets the African side of his family and confronts the bitter truth of his father s life Traveling through a country racked by brutal poverty and tribal conflict but whose people are sustained by a spirit of endurance and hope Barack discovers that he is inescapably bound to brothers and sisters living an ocean away and that by embracing their common struggles he can finally reconcile his divided inheritance br br A searching meditation on the meaning of identity in America Dreams from My Father might be the most revealing portrait we have of a major American leader a man who is playing and will play an increasingly prominent role in healing a fractious and fragmented nation


Women, Race, and Class

A powerful study of the women s movement in the U S from abolitionist days to the present that demonstrates how it has always been hampered by the racist and classist biases of its leaders


Race Matters

In this essay collection many of which have previously appeared in journals West the director of Afro American studies at Princeton amp author of several books addresses a number of issues of concern to black Americans the LA riots after the Rodney King verdict Malcolm X Clarence Thomas amp Anita Hill amp black street life These topics are all timely yet timeless in that they represent the continuing struggle to include African Americans in mainstream American political economic amp social life without destroying their unique culture The essays have the feel of a fine sermon with thought provoking ideas amp new ways of looking at the same old problems They can be quickly read yet take a long time to digest because of West s unique slant on life Already well known in scholarly circles he s increasingly becoming more visible to the general public This book should make his essays more accessible to a greater number of people i Library Journal i br Preface br Introduction Race matters br Nihilism in Black America br The pitfalls of racial reasoning br The crisis of Black leadership br Demystifying the new Black conservatism br Beyond affirmative action equality and identity br On Black Jewish relations br Black sexuality the taboo subject br Malcolm X and Black rage br Epilogue to the Vintage edition


Born to Run: A Hidden Tribe, Superathletes, and the Greatest Race the World Has Never Seen

Full of incredible characters amazing athletic achievements cutting edge science and most of all pure inspiration i Born to Run i is an epic adventure that began with one simple question i Why does my foot hurt i In search of an answer Christopher McDougall sets off to find a tribe of the world s greatest distance runners and learn their secrets and in the process shows us that everything we thought we knew about running is wrong br br Isolated by the most savage terrain in North America the reclusive Tarahumara Indians of Mexico s deadly Copper Canyons are custodians of a lost art For centuries they have practiced techniques that allow them to run hundreds of miles without rest and chase down anything from a deer to an Olympic marathoner while enjoying every mile of it Their superhuman talent is matched by uncanny health and serenity leaving the Tarahumara immune to the diseases and strife that plague modern existence With the help of Caballo Blanco a mysterious loner who lives among the tribe the author was able not only to uncover the secrets of the Tarahumara but also to find his own inner ultra athlete as he trained for the challenge of a lifetime a fifty mile race through the heart of Tarahumara country pitting the tribe against an odd band of Americans including a star ultramarathoner a beautiful young surfer and a barefoot wonder br br With a sharp wit and wild exuberance McDougall takes us from the high tech science labs at Harvard to the sun baked valleys and freezing peaks across North America where ever growing numbers of ultrarunners are pushing their bodies to the limit and finally to the climactic race in the Copper Canyons i Born to Run i is that rare book that will not only engage your mind but inspire your body when you realize that the secret to happiness is right at your feet and that you indeed all of us were born to run


The Race for Paris

The New York Times bestselling author of i The Wednesday Sisters i returns with a moving and powerfully dynamic World War II novel about two American journalists and an Englishman who together race the Allies to Occupied Paris for the scoop of their lives br br Normandy To cover the fighting in France Jane a reporter for the Nashville Banner and Liv an Associated Press photographer have already had to endure enormous danger and frustrating obstacles including strict military regulations limiting what women correspondents can do Even so Liv wants more br br Encouraged by her husband the editor of a New York newspaper she s determined to be the first photographer to reach Paris with the Allies and capture its freedom from the Nazis br br However her Commanding Officer has other ideas about the role of women in the press corps To fulfill her ambitions Liv must go AWOL She persuades Jane to join her and the two women find a guardian angel in Fletcher a British military photographer who reluctantly agrees to escort them As they race for Paris across the perilous French countryside Liv Jane and Fletcher forge an indelible emotional bond that will transform them and reverberate long after the war is over br br Based on daring real life female reporters on the front lines of history like Margaret Bourke White Lee Miller and Martha Gellhorn and with cameos by other famous faces of the time i The Race for Paris i is an absorbing atmospheric saga full of drama adventure and passion Combining riveting storytelling with expert literary craftsmanship and thorough research Meg Waite Clayton crafts a compelling resonant read


Earth (The Book): A Visitor's Guide to the Human Race

The eagerly awaited new book from the Emmy winning Oscar hosting Daily Show anchoring Jon Stewart the man behind the megaseller America The Book br Where do we come from Who created us Why are we here These questions have puzzled us since the dawn of time but when it became apparent to Jon Stewart and the writers of The Daily Show that the world was about to end they embarked on a massive mission to write a book that summed up the human race What we looked like what we accomplished our achievements in society government religion science and culture all in a tome of approximately pages with lots of color photos graphs and charts br After two weeks of hard work they had their book EARTH The Book is the definitive guide to our species With their trademark wit irreverence and intelligence Stewart and his team will posthumously answer all of life s most hard hitting questions completely unburdened by objectivity journalistic integrity or even accuracy Also available as an ebook and as an audiobook


Raced (Driven, #3.5)

Alternate cover edition for a href https www goodreads com search search q title rel nofollow a br br b The Colton Points of View Collection b br br i From New York Times and USA Today bestselling author K Bromberg comes a companion novella to the Driven Trilogy Driven Fueled and Crashed This novella is a compilation of reader requested scenes from the series retold through the eyes of Colton Donavan i br br br b Colton Donavan lived life in the fast lane but it took Rylee Thomas to teach him what racing was all about b br br Arrogant br Rogue br Broken br Conceited br Dirty Talking br Rebel br Egomaniacal br Voodooed br Bent br Reckless br br You think you know me br br b Think again b br br br i Raced is not a complete re write of the Driven Trilogy This companion explores pivotal scenes as well as some new ones written in Colton Donavan s point of view that were not previously published in Driven Fueled and Crashed Hear his thoughts experience his inner turmoil and laugh with him on his journey as he overcomes his demons and accepts what it means to love br br This novella is for the devoted readers of the Driven series It is recommended that this companion be read after Driven Fueled and Crashed i br


Sparkling Cyanide (Colonel Race, #4)

Six people reunite to remember beautiful Rosemary Barton who died nearly a year before The loving sister the long suffering husband the devoted secretary the lovers the betrayed wife none of them can forget Rosemary br br But did one of them murder her br br Titled in America Remembered Death


Hidden Figures: The American Dream and the Untold Story of the Black Women Mathematicians Who Helped Win the Space Race

blockquote b The phenomenal true story of the black female mathematicians at NASA whose calculations helped fuel some of America s greatest achievements in space b blockquote i Now a major motion picture starring Taraji P Henson Octavia Spencer Janelle Monae Kirsten Dunst and Kevin Costner i p Before John Glenn orbited the Earth or Neil Armstrong walked on the moon a group of dedicated female mathematicians known as human computers used pencils slide rules and adding machines to calculate the numbers that would launch rockets and astronauts into space p p Among these problem solvers were a group of exceptionally talented African American women some of the brightest minds of their generation Originally relegated to teaching math in the South s segregated public schools they were called into service during the labor shortages of World War II when America s aeronautics industry was in dire need of anyone who had the right stuff Suddenly these overlooked math whizzes had shots at jobs worthy of their skills and they answered Uncle Sam s call moving to Hampton Virginia and the fascinating high energy world of the Langley Memorial Aeronautical Laboratory p p Even as Virginia s Jim Crow laws required them to be segregated from their white counterparts the women of Langley s all black West Computing group helped America achieve one of the things it desired most a decisive victory over the Soviet Union in the Cold War and complete domination of the heavens p p Starting in World War II and moving through to the Cold War the civil rights movement and the space race Hidden Figures follows the interwoven accounts of Dorothy Vaughan Mary Jackson Katherine Johnson and Christine Darden four African American women who participated in some of NASA s greatest successes It chronicles their careers over nearly three decades as they faced challenges forged alliances and used their intellects to change their own lives and their country s future p


The Conspiracy Against the Human Race

The Conspiracy against the Human Race sets out what is perhaps the most sustained challenge yet to the intellectual blackmail that would oblige us to be eternally grateful for a gift we never invited br From the Foreword by Ray Brassier br br The Conspiracy against the Human Race is renowned horror writer Thomas Ligotti s first work of nonfiction Through impressively wide ranging discussions of and reflections on literary and philosophical works of a pessimistic bent he shows that the greatest horrors are not the products of our imagination The worst and most plentiful horrors are instead to be found in reality Mr Ligotti s calm but often bloodcurdling turns of phrase evoke the dreadfulness of the human condition Those who cannot bear the truth will pretend this is another work of fiction but in doing so they perpetuate the conspiracy of the book s title br David Benatar author of Better Never to Have Been The Harm of Coming into Existence Department of Philosophy University of Cape Town South Africa br br Thomas Ligotti is one of the foremost authors of supernatural horror literature In this genre he has been classed with Edgar Allan Poe and H P Lovecraft His works include Songs of a Dead Dreamer Grimscribe My Work Is Not Yet Done and Teatro Grottesco Ligotti lives in Florida br br Ray Brassier is a member of the philosophy faculty at the American University of Beirut Lebanon He is the author of Nihil Unbound Enlightenment and Extinction Palgrave Macmillan


The Race

blockquote b Can an honest man become president In this timely and provocative novel a maverick candidate takes on his political enemies and the ruthless machinery of American politics b blockquote Corey Grace a handsome and charismatic Republican senator from Ohio is plunged by an act of terrorism into a fierce presidential primary battle with the favorite of the party establishment and a magnetic leader of the Christian right A decorated Gulf War Air Force pilot known for speaking his mind Grace s reputation for voting his own conscience rather than the party line together with his growing romance with Lexie Hart an African American movie star has earned him a reputation as a maverick and an iconoclast But Grace is still haunted by a tragic mistake buried deep in his past and now his integrity will be put to the test in this most brutal of political contests in which nothing in his past or present life is off limits p Depicting contemporary power politics at its most ruthless i The Race i takes on the most incendiary issues in American culture racism terrorism religious fundamentalism gay rights and the rise of media monopolies with their own agenda and lust for power As the pressure of the campaign intensifies Grace encounters betrayal excruciating moral choices and secrets that can destroy lives Ultimately the race leads to a deadlocked party convention where Grace must resolve the conflict between his romance with Lexie and his presidential ambitions and decide just who and what he is willing to sacrifice p


The Race (Isaac Bell, #4)

A woman in peril br A madman out for vengeance br Only Isaac Bell stands between them


The Orphans of Race Point

Set on Cape Cod Massachusetts a suspenseful page turning saga of love murder and the true meaning of faith from the author of the acclaimed em The Liar s Diary em br br Set in the close knit Portuguese community of Provincetown Massachusetts em The Orphans of Race Point em traces the relationship between Hallie Costa and Gus Silva who meet as children in the wake of a terrible crime that leaves Gus parentless Their friendship evolves into an enduring and passionate love that will ask more of them than they ever imagined br br On the night of their high school prom a terrible tragedy devastates their relationship and profoundly alters the course of their lives And when a decade later Gus now a priest becomes entangled with a distraught woman named Ava and her daughter Mila troubled souls who bring back vivid memories of his own damaged past the unthinkable happens he is charged with murder Can Hallie save the man she s never stopped loving by not only freeing him from prison but also finally the curse of his past br br Told in alternating voices em The Orphans of Race Point em illuminates the transformative power of love and the myriad ways we find meaning in our lives


The Race


Game Change: Obama and the Clintons, McCain and Palin, and the Race of a Lifetime

This shit would be really interesting if we weren t in the middle of it br Barack Obama September br br In the presidential election became blockbuster entertainment Everyone was watching as the race for the White House unfolded like something from the realm of fiction The meteoric rise and historic triumph of Barack Obama The shocking fall of the House of Clinton and the improbable resurrection of Hillary as Obama s partner and America s face to the world The mercurial performance of John McCain and the mesmerizing emergence of Sarah Palin But despite the wall to wall media coverage of this spellbinding drama remarkably little of the real story behind the headlines has yet been told br br In em Game Change em John Heilemann and Mark Halperin two of the country s leading political reporters use their unrivaled access to pull back the curtain on the Obama Clinton McCain and Palin campaigns How did Obama convince himself that despite the thinness of his r sum he could somehow beat the odds to become the nation s first African American president How did the tumultuous relationship between the Clintons shape and warp Hillary s supposedly unstoppable bid What was behind her husband s furious outbursts and devastating political miscalculations Why did McCain make the novice governor of Alaska his running mate And was Palin merely painfully out of her depth or troubled in more serious ways br br em Game Change em answers those questions and more laying bare the secret history of the campaign Heilemann and Halperin take us inside the Obama machine where staffers referred to the candidate as Black Jesus They unearth the quiet conspiracy in the U S Senate to prod Obama into the race driven in part by the fears of senior Democrats that Bill Clinton s personal life might cripple Hillary s presidential prospects They expose the twisted tale of John Edwards s affair with Rielle Hunter the truth behind the downfall of Rudy Giuliani and the doubts of those responsible for vetting Palin about her readiness for the Republican ticket along with the McCain campaign staff s worries about her fitness for office And they reveal how in an emotional late night phone call Obama succeeded in wooing Clinton despite her staunch resistance to become his secretary of state br br Based on hundreds of interviews with the people who lived the story em Game Change em is a reportorial tour de force that reads like a fast paced novel Character driven and dialogue rich replete with extravagantly detailed scenes this is the occasionally shocking often hilarious ultimately definitive account of the campaign of a lifetime


Rat Race

Hired to fly four racing buffs to the track pilot Matt Shore expects it will be the kind of job he likes quick and easy Until that is he s forced to make an emergency landing just minutes before the plane explodes Luckily no one is hurt but it isn t long before Matt realizes that he s caught up in the rat race of violent criminals who are dead set on putting anyone who stands in their way on the wrong side of the odds


The Hate Race

Against anything I had ever been told was possible I was turning white On the surface of my skin a miracle was quietly brewing br br Suburban Australia Sweltering heat Three bedroom blonde brick Family of five Beat up Ford Falcon Vegemite on toast Maxine Beneba Clarke s life is just like all the other Aussie kids on her street br br Except for this one glaring inescapably obvious thing br


A Race to Splendor

p i Blindly she inched along a floor pitching as violently as the deck of a boat in a midwinter storm Her hands touched the threshold opening onto the ninth floor foyer at the instant the glass transom over her head exploded into a thousand pieces Reflexively Amelia cast her right arm in front of her face but not before blood spurted from her scalp and ran down her cheeks She crumpled beneath the doorframe curling into a ball Amelia screamed again as a twenty five foot expanse of wood paneling and masonry pitched outward and plunged nine stories to Montgomery Street below She knew that no structure on landfill no matter how well built could withstand much more shaking without collapsing i p p i Then just as suddenly the convulsions subsided i p p Early in the ground in San Francisco shook buildings and lives from their comfortable foundations p p Amidst rubble corruption and deceit two women young architects in a city and field ruled by men find themselves racing the clock and each other during the rebuilding of competing hotels in the City by the Bay p p Based on meticulous research A Race to Splendor tells the story of the audacious people of one of the world s great cities rebuilding and reinventing themselves after immense human tragedy Filled with courage passion and conflict Amelia Bradshaw s spirit will capture your imagination as she strives to redraft her life amidst the ruins with both help and hindrance from a wayward son of privilege who pulls her into worlds she d never have known p


Bomb: The Race to Build—and Steal—the World's Most Dangerous Weapon

In December of a chemist in a German laboratory made a shocking discovery When placed next to radioactive material a Uranium atom split in two That simple discovery launched a scientific race that spanned continents In Great Britain and the United States Soviet spies worked their way into the scientific community in Norway a commando force slipped behind enemy lines to attack German heavy water manufacturing and deep in the desert one brilliant group of scientists was hidden away at a remote site at Los Alamos This is the story of the plotting the risk taking the deceit and genius that created the world s most formidable weapon This is the story of the atomic bomb br br i Bomb i is a National Book Awards finalist for Young People s Literature br i Bomb i is a i Washington Post i Best Kids Books of the Year title br br i Bomb i is a Newbery Honor book


The Bad-Ass Librarians of Timbuktu: And Their Race to Save the World’s Most Precious Manuscripts

To save precious centuries old Arabic texts from Al Qaeda a band of librarians in Timbuktu pulls off a brazen heist worthy of Ocean s Eleven br br In the s a young adventurer and collector for a government library Abdel Kader Haidara journeyed across the Sahara Desert and along the Niger River tracking down and salvaging tens of thousands of ancient Islamic and secular manuscripts that had fallen into obscurity i The Bad Ass Librarians of Timbuktu i tells the incredible story of how Haidara a mild mannered archivist and historian from the legendary city of Timbuktu later became one of the world s greatest and most brazen smugglers br br In thousands of Al Qaeda militants from northwest Africa seized control of most of Mali including Timbuktu They imposed Sharia law chopped off the hands of accused thieves stoned to death unmarried couples and threatened to destroy the great manuscripts As the militants tightened their control over Timbuktu Haidara organized a dangerous operation to sneak all volumes out of the city to the safety of southern Mali br br Over the past twenty years journalist Joshua Hammer visited Timbuktu numerous times and is uniquely qualified to tell the story of Haidara s heroic and ultimately successful effort to outwit Al Qaeda and preserve Mali s and the world s literary patrimony Hammer explores the city s manuscript heritage and offers never before reported details about the militants march into northwest Africa But above all i The Bad Ass Librarians of Timbuktu i is an inspiring account of the victory of art and literature over extremism


The Fire This Time: A New Generation Speaks about Race

National Book Award winner Jesmyn Ward takes James Baldwin s examination of race in America i The Fire Next Time i as a jumping off point for this groundbreaking collection of essays and poems about race from the most important voices of her generation and our time br br In light of recent tragedies and widespread protests across the nation i The Progressive i magazine republished one of its most famous pieces James Baldwin s Letter to My Nephew which was later published in his landmark book i The Fire Next Time i Addressing his fifteen year old namesake on the one hundredth anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation Baldwin wrote You know and I know that the country is celebrating one hundred years of freedom one hundred years too soon br br Award winning author Jesmyn Ward knows that Baldwin s words ring as true as ever today In response she has gathered short essays memoir and a few essential poems to engage the question of race in the United States And she has turned to some of her generation s most original thinkers and writers to give voice to their concerns br br i The Fire This Time i is divided into three parts that shine a light on the darkest corners of our history wrestle with our current predicament and envision a better future Of the eighteen pieces ten were written specifically for this volume br br In the fifty odd years since Baldwin s essay was published entire generations have dared everything and made significant progress But the idea that we are living in the post Civil Rights era that we are a postracial society is an inaccurate and harmful reflection of a truth the country must confront Baldwin s fire next time is now upon us and it needs to be talked about


Black Looks: Race and Representation

In these twelve essays bell hooks digs ever deeper into the personal and political consequences of contemporary representations of race and ethnicity within a white supremacist culture


Race Against The Machine

i Why has median income stopped rising in the US i div i Why is the share of population that is working falling so rapidly i div div i Why are our economy and society are becoming more unequal i br br A popular explanation right now is that the root cause underlying these symptoms is technological stagnation a slowdown in the kinds of ideas and inventions that bring progress and prosperity br br In i Race Against the Machine i MIT s Erik Brynjolfsson and Andrew McAfee present a very different explanation Drawing on research by their team at the Center for Digital Business they show that there s been no stagnation in technology in fact the digital revolution is accelerating Recent advances are the stuff of science fiction computers now drive cars in traffic translate between human languages effectively and beat the best human Jeopardy players br br As these examples show digital technologies are rapidly encroaching on skills that used to belong to humans alone This phenomenon is both broad and deep and has profound economic implications Many of these implications are positive digital innovation increases productivity reduces prices sometimes to zero and grows the overall economic pie br br But digital innovation has also changed how the economic pie is distributed and here the news is not good for the median worker As technology races ahead it can leave many people behind Workers whose skills have been mastered by computers have less to offer the job market and see their wages and prospects shrink Entrepreneurial business models new organizational structures and different institutions are needed to ensure that the average worker is not left behind by cutting edge machines br br In i Race Against the Machine i Brynjolfsson and McAfee bring together a range of statistics examples and arguments to show that technological progress is accelerating and that this trend has deep consequences for skills wages and jobs The book makes the case that employment prospects are grim for many today not because there s been technology has stagnated but instead because we humans and our organizations aren t keeping up div


The Coming Race

From Jules Verne s Journey to the Center of the Earth to Rudy Rucker s The Hollow Earth subterranean worlds have been a source of both fascination and fear for the literary imagination and The Coming Race is no exception An evolutionary fantasy first published in the story draws upon ideas of Darwinism to describe a near future world characterized by female dominance physical perfection and vast technological progress The novel was extremely popular in its time and is now considered seminal science fiction text by contemporary scholars This Wesleyan edition includes scholarly notes and an introduction that places the work in an intellectual and literary context and describes Bulwer Lytton s interest in the occult


The Headhunters Race (Headhunters #1)

Sixteen year old Avene was sentenced to prison at thirteen for a crime she didn t commit Now she has a chance to win her freedom back if she enters the Headhunters Race Second prize isn t so bad either an upgrade to the Leisure Prison if you make it to the finish line To win either prize Avene and the other prisoners must navigate one hundred and fifty miles of dense forest desert and worst of all cannibal territory br br With a mechanical collar timed to strangle the prisoners if they re not back in nine days Avene allies herself with seventeen year old McCoy another prisoner that insists on helping her at every turn and a boy she s trying hard not to fall for Together they battle nature other prisoners and the timed death collars to win the coveted prize But when Avene is tested with one deadly conflict after another she realizes there is more at stake than winning her freedom first she has to survive


Bone, Vol. 2: The Great Cow Race (Bone, #2)

The cornerstone of GRAPHIX our new graphic novel imprint BONE is the incredible comic book saga of an unlikely hero who must save an idyllic valley from the forces of evil br br In THE GREAT COW RACE volume of this book epic Fone Bone and his cousins plan to return home after visiting the village of Barrelhaven with Thorn and Gran ma Ben But Phoney risks everything on one last get rich quick scheme for the town s annual Great Cow Race As usual Phoney s plans go disastrously awry and Boneville seems further away than ever Meanwhile ominous signs indicate that a war is brewing and Fone finds himself helping his friends defend their valley from a formidable enemy


Heart of the Race

Varro Dacien spends his life riding toward the next adventure Brian Christie his best friend and touchstone the one person who s always truly seen him plays sidekick on these madcap adventures and subsequent trips to the hospital until he can t take it anymore While Brian can see Varro Varro has never caught on that he s breaking his best friend s heart br br Without Varro Brian builds himself a life that s all about just getting by doing his best to ignore the hole in his heart and his life Without Brian to balance him Varro pushes harder and takes more risks to reach that ultimate high His job racing high octane bikes on suicide level courses makes it easy to get that rush until it s no longer enough and Varro realizes it s not the race but who s waiting at the finish line that truly matters Now he just has to convince Brian to be there


Arthur's Reading Race

Arthur promises to buy ice cream for his little sister D W if she can read ten words The twosome race to the park where D W is quick to recognize signs such as ZOO DON T WALK POLICE and ICE CREAM When she reads WET PAINT before her big brother does Arthur is in for a colorful surprise


W.E.B. Du Bois: Biography of a Race, 1868-1919

This monumental biography eight years in the research and writing treats the early and middle phases of a long and intense career a crucial fifty year period that demonstrates how Du Bois changed forever the way Americans think about themselves


White Like Me: Reflections on Race from a Privileged Son

In i White Like Me i Tim Wise offers a highly personal examination of the ways in which racial privilege shapes the lives of most white Americans overtly racist or not to the detriment of people of color themselves and society The book shows the breadth and depth of the phenomenon within institutions such as education employment housing criminal justice and healthcare By critically assessing the magnitude of racial privilege and its enormous costs Wise provides a rich memoir that will inspire activists educators or anyone interested in understanding the way that race continues to shape the experiences of people in the U S Using stories instead of stale statistics Wise weaves a narrative that is at once readable and scholarly analytical and accessible


Dreams from My Father: A Story of Race and Inheritance

Nine years before the Senate campaign that made him one of the most influential and compelling voices in American politics Barack Obama published this lyrical unsentimental and powerfully affecting memoir which became a New York Times bestseller when it was reissued in Dreams from My Father tells the story of Obama s struggle to understand the forces that shaped him as the son of a black African father and white American mother a struggle that takes him from the American heartland to the ancestral home of his great aunt in the tiny African village of Alego br br Obama opens his story in New York where he hears that his father a figure he knows more as a myth than as a man has died in a car accident The news triggers a chain of memories as Barack retraces his family s unusual history the migration of his mother s family from small town Kansas to the Hawaiian islands the love that develops between his mother and a promising young Kenyan student a love nurtured by youthful innocence and the integrationist spirit of the early sixties his father s departure from Hawaii when Barack was two as the realities of race and power reassert themselves and Barack s own awakening to the fears and doubts that exist not just between the larger black and white worlds but within himself br br Propelled by a desire to understand both the forces that shaped him and his father s legacy Barack moves to Chicago to work as a community organizer There against the backdrop of tumultuous political and racial conflict he works to turn back the mounting despair of the inner city His story becomes one with those of the people he works with as he learns about the value of community the necessity of healing old wounds and the possibility of faith in the midst of adversity br br Barack s journey comes full circle in Kenya where he finally meets the African side of his family and confronts the bitter truth of his father s life Traveling through a country racked by brutal poverty and tribal conflict but whose people are sustained by a spirit of endurance and hope Barack discovers that he is inescapably bound to brothers and sisters living an ocean away and that by embracing their common struggles he can finally reconcile his divided inheritance br br A searching meditation on the meaning of identity in America Dreams from My Father might be the most revealing portrait we have of a major American leader a man who is playing and will play an increasingly prominent role in healing a fractious and fragmented nation


Women, Race, and Class

A powerful study of the women s movement in the U S from abolitionist days to the present that demonstrates how it has always been hampered by the racist and classist biases of its leaders


Race Matters

In this essay collection many of which have previously appeared in journals West the director of Afro American studies at Princeton amp author of several books addresses a number of issues of concern to black Americans the LA riots after the Rodney King verdict Malcolm X Clarence Thomas amp Anita Hill amp black street life These topics are all timely yet timeless in that they represent the continuing struggle to include African Americans in mainstream American political economic amp social life without destroying their unique culture The essays have the feel of a fine sermon with thought provoking ideas amp new ways of looking at the same old problems They can be quickly read yet take a long time to digest because of West s unique slant on life Already well known in scholarly circles he s increasingly becoming more visible to the general public This book should make his essays more accessible to a greater number of people i Library Journal i br Preface br Introduction Race matters br Nihilism in Black America br The pitfalls of racial reasoning br The crisis of Black leadership br Demystifying the new Black conservatism br Beyond affirmative action equality and identity br On Black Jewish relations br Black sexuality the taboo subject br Malcolm X and Black rage br Epilogue to the Vintage edition


Born to Run: A Hidden Tribe, Superathletes, and the Greatest Race the World Has Never Seen

Full of incredible characters amazing athletic achievements cutting edge science and most of all pure inspiration i Born to Run i is an epic adventure that began with one simple question i Why does my foot hurt i In search of an answer Christopher McDougall sets off to find a tribe of the world s greatest distance runners and learn their secrets and in the process shows us that everything we thought we knew about running is wrong br br Isolated by the most savage terrain in North America the reclusive Tarahumara Indians of Mexico s deadly Copper Canyons are custodians of a lost art For centuries they have practiced techniques that allow them to run hundreds of miles without rest and chase down anything from a deer to an Olympic marathoner while enjoying every mile of it Their superhuman talent is matched by uncanny health and serenity leaving the Tarahumara immune to the diseases and strife that plague modern existence With the help of Caballo Blanco a mysterious loner who lives among the tribe the author was able not only to uncover the secrets of the Tarahumara but also to find his own inner ultra athlete as he trained for the challenge of a lifetime a fifty mile race through the heart of Tarahumara country pitting the tribe against an odd band of Americans including a star ultramarathoner a beautiful young surfer and a barefoot wonder br br With a sharp wit and wild exuberance McDougall takes us from the high tech science labs at Harvard to the sun baked valleys and freezing peaks across North America where ever growing numbers of ultrarunners are pushing their bodies to the limit and finally to the climactic race in the Copper Canyons i Born to Run i is that rare book that will not only engage your mind but inspire your body when you realize that the secret to happiness is right at your feet and that you indeed all of us were born to run


The Race for Paris

The New York Times bestselling author of i The Wednesday Sisters i returns with a moving and powerfully dynamic World War II novel about two American journalists and an Englishman who together race the Allies to Occupied Paris for the scoop of their lives br br Normandy To cover the fighting in France Jane a reporter for the Nashville Banner and Liv an Associated Press photographer have already had to endure enormous danger and frustrating obstacles including strict military regulations limiting what women correspondents can do Even so Liv wants more br br Encouraged by her husband the editor of a New York newspaper she s determined to be the first photographer to reach Paris with the Allies and capture its freedom from the Nazis br br However her Commanding Officer has other ideas about the role of women in the press corps To fulfill her ambitions Liv must go AWOL She persuades Jane to join her and the two women find a guardian angel in Fletcher a British military photographer who reluctantly agrees to escort them As they race for Paris across the perilous French countryside Liv Jane and Fletcher forge an indelible emotional bond that will transform them and reverberate long after the war is over br br Based on daring real life female reporters on the front lines of history like Margaret Bourke White Lee Miller and Martha Gellhorn and with cameos by other famous faces of the time i The Race for Paris i is an absorbing atmospheric saga full of drama adventure and passion Combining riveting storytelling with expert literary craftsmanship and thorough research Meg Waite Clayton crafts a compelling resonant read


Earth (The Book): A Visitor's Guide to the Human Race

The eagerly awaited new book from the Emmy winning Oscar hosting Daily Show anchoring Jon Stewart the man behind the megaseller America The Book br Where do we come from Who created us Why are we here These questions have puzzled us since the dawn of time but when it became apparent to Jon Stewart and the writers of The Daily Show that the world was about to end they embarked on a massive mission to write a book that summed up the human race What we looked like what we accomplished our achievements in society government religion science and culture all in a tome of approximately pages with lots of color photos graphs and charts br After two weeks of hard work they had their book EARTH The Book is the definitive guide to our species With their trademark wit irreverence and intelligence Stewart and his team will posthumously answer all of life s most hard hitting questions completely unburdened by objectivity journalistic integrity or even accuracy Also available as an ebook and as an audiobook


Raced (Driven, #3.5)

Alternate cover edition for a href https www goodreads com search search q title rel nofollow a br br b The Colton Points of View Collection b br br i From New York Times and USA Today bestselling author K Bromberg comes a companion novella to the Driven Trilogy Driven Fueled and Crashed This novella is a compilation of reader requested scenes from the series retold through the eyes of Colton Donavan i br br br b Colton Donavan lived life in the fast lane but it took Rylee Thomas to teach him what racing was all about b br br Arrogant br Rogue br Broken br Conceited br Dirty Talking br Rebel br Egomaniacal br Voodooed br Bent br Reckless br br You think you know me br br b Think again b br br br i Raced is not a complete re write of the Driven Trilogy This companion explores pivotal scenes as well as some new ones written in Colton Donavan s point of view that were not previously published in Driven Fueled and Crashed Hear his thoughts experience his inner turmoil and laugh with him on his journey as he overcomes his demons and accepts what it means to love br br This novella is for the devoted readers of the Driven series It is recommended that this companion be read after Driven Fueled and Crashed i br


Sparkling Cyanide (Colonel Race, #4)

Six people reunite to remember beautiful Rosemary Barton who died nearly a year before The loving sister the long suffering husband the devoted secretary the lovers the betrayed wife none of them can forget Rosemary br br But did one of them murder her br br Titled in America Remembered Death


Hidden Figures: The American Dream and the Untold Story of the Black Women Mathematicians Who Helped Win the Space Race

blockquote b The phenomenal true story of the black female mathematicians at NASA whose calculations helped fuel some of America s greatest achievements in space b blockquote i Now a major motion picture starring Taraji P Henson Octavia Spencer Janelle Monae Kirsten Dunst and Kevin Costner i p Before John Glenn orbited the Earth or Neil Armstrong walked on the moon a group of dedicated female mathematicians known as human computers used pencils slide rules and adding machines to calculate the numbers that would launch rockets and astronauts into space p p Among these problem solvers were a group of exceptionally talented African American women some of the brightest minds of their generation Originally relegated to teaching math in the South s segregated public schools they were called into service during the labor shortages of World War II when America s aeronautics industry was in dire need of anyone who had the right stuff Suddenly these overlooked math whizzes had shots at jobs worthy of their skills and they answered Uncle Sam s call moving to Hampton Virginia and the fascinating high energy world of the Langley Memorial Aeronautical Laboratory p p Even as Virginia s Jim Crow laws required them to be segregated from their white counterparts the women of Langley s all black West Computing group helped America achieve one of the things it desired most a decisive victory over the Soviet Union in the Cold War and complete domination of the heavens p p Starting in World War II and moving through to the Cold War the civil rights movement and the space race Hidden Figures follows the interwoven accounts of Dorothy Vaughan Mary Jackson Katherine Johnson and Christine Darden four African American women who participated in some of NASA s greatest successes It chronicles their careers over nearly three decades as they faced challenges forged alliances and used their intellects to change their own lives and their country s future p


The Conspiracy Against the Human Race

The Conspiracy against the Human Race sets out what is perhaps the most sustained challenge yet to the intellectual blackmail that would oblige us to be eternally grateful for a gift we never invited br From the Foreword by Ray Brassier br br The Conspiracy against the Human Race is renowned horror writer Thomas Ligotti s first work of nonfiction Through impressively wide ranging discussions of and reflections on literary and philosophical works of a pessimistic bent he shows that the greatest horrors are not the products of our imagination The worst and most plentiful horrors are instead to be found in reality Mr Ligotti s calm but often bloodcurdling turns of phrase evoke the dreadfulness of the human condition Those who cannot bear the truth will pretend this is another work of fiction but in doing so they perpetuate the conspiracy of the book s title br David Benatar author of Better Never to Have Been The Harm of Coming into Existence Department of Philosophy University of Cape Town South Africa br br Thomas Ligotti is one of the foremost authors of supernatural horror literature In this genre he has been classed with Edgar Allan Poe and H P Lovecraft His works include Songs of a Dead Dreamer Grimscribe My Work Is Not Yet Done and Teatro Grottesco Ligotti lives in Florida br br Ray Brassier is a member of the philosophy faculty at the American University of Beirut Lebanon He is the author of Nihil Unbound Enlightenment and Extinction Palgrave Macmillan


The Race

blockquote b Can an honest man become president In this timely and provocative novel a maverick candidate takes on his political enemies and the ruthless machinery of American politics b blockquote Corey Grace a handsome and charismatic Republican senator from Ohio is plunged by an act of terrorism into a fierce presidential primary battle with the favorite of the party establishment and a magnetic leader of the Christian right A decorated Gulf War Air Force pilot known for speaking his mind Grace s reputation for voting his own conscience rather than the party line together with his growing romance with Lexie Hart an African American movie star has earned him a reputation as a maverick and an iconoclast But Grace is still haunted by a tragic mistake buried deep in his past and now his integrity will be put to the test in this most brutal of political contests in which nothing in his past or present life is off limits p Depicting contemporary power politics at its most ruthless i The Race i takes on the most incendiary issues in American culture racism terrorism religious fundamentalism gay rights and the rise of media monopolies with their own agenda and lust for power As the pressure of the campaign intensifies Grace encounters betrayal excruciating moral choices and secrets that can destroy lives Ultimately the race leads to a deadlocked party convention where Grace must resolve the conflict between his romance with Lexie and his presidential ambitions and decide just who and what he is willing to sacrifice p


The Race (Isaac Bell, #4)

A woman in peril br A madman out for vengeance br Only Isaac Bell stands between them


The Orphans of Race Point

Set on Cape Cod Massachusetts a suspenseful page turning saga of love murder and the true meaning of faith from the author of the acclaimed em The Liar s Diary em br br Set in the close knit Portuguese community of Provincetown Massachusetts em The Orphans of Race Point em traces the relationship between Hallie Costa and Gus Silva who meet as children in the wake of a terrible crime that leaves Gus parentless Their friendship evolves into an enduring and passionate love that will ask more of them than they ever imagined br br On the night of their high school prom a terrible tragedy devastates their relationship and profoundly alters the course of their lives And when a decade later Gus now a priest becomes entangled with a distraught woman named Ava and her daughter Mila troubled souls who bring back vivid memories of his own damaged past the unthinkable happens he is charged with murder Can Hallie save the man she s never stopped loving by not only freeing him from prison but also finally the curse of his past br br Told in alternating voices em The Orphans of Race Point em illuminates the transformative power of love and the myriad ways we find meaning in our lives


The Race


Game Change: Obama and the Clintons, McCain and Palin, and the Race of a Lifetime

This shit would be really interesting if we weren t in the middle of it br Barack Obama September br br In the presidential election became blockbuster entertainment Everyone was watching as the race for the White House unfolded like something from the realm of fiction The meteoric rise and historic triumph of Barack Obama The shocking fall of the House of Clinton and the improbable resurrection of Hillary as Obama s partner and America s face to the world The mercurial performance of John McCain and the mesmerizing emergence of Sarah Palin But despite the wall to wall media coverage of this spellbinding drama remarkably little of the real story behind the headlines has yet been told br br In em Game Change em John Heilemann and Mark Halperin two of the country s leading political reporters use their unrivaled access to pull back the curtain on the Obama Clinton McCain and Palin campaigns How did Obama convince himself that despite the thinness of his r sum he could somehow beat the odds to become the nation s first African American president How did the tumultuous relationship between the Clintons shape and warp Hillary s supposedly unstoppable bid What was behind her husband s furious outbursts and devastating political miscalculations Why did McCain make the novice governor of Alaska his running mate And was Palin merely painfully out of her depth or troubled in more serious ways br br em Game Change em answers those questions and more laying bare the secret history of the campaign Heilemann and Halperin take us inside the Obama machine where staffers referred to the candidate as Black Jesus They unearth the quiet conspiracy in the U S Senate to prod Obama into the race driven in part by the fears of senior Democrats that Bill Clinton s personal life might cripple Hillary s presidential prospects They expose the twisted tale of John Edwards s affair with Rielle Hunter the truth behind the downfall of Rudy Giuliani and the doubts of those responsible for vetting Palin about her readiness for the Republican ticket along with the McCain campaign staff s worries about her fitness for office And they reveal how in an emotional late night phone call Obama succeeded in wooing Clinton despite her staunch resistance to become his secretary of state br br Based on hundreds of interviews with the people who lived the story em Game Change em is a reportorial tour de force that reads like a fast paced novel Character driven and dialogue rich replete with extravagantly detailed scenes this is the occasionally shocking often hilarious ultimately definitive account of the campaign of a lifetime


Rat Race

Hired to fly four racing buffs to the track pilot Matt Shore expects it will be the kind of job he likes quick and easy Until that is he s forced to make an emergency landing just minutes before the plane explodes Luckily no one is hurt but it isn t long before Matt realizes that he s caught up in the rat race of violent criminals who are dead set on putting anyone who stands in their way on the wrong side of the odds


The Hate Race

Against anything I had ever been told was possible I was turning white On the surface of my skin a miracle was quietly brewing br br Suburban Australia Sweltering heat Three bedroom blonde brick Family of five Beat up Ford Falcon Vegemite on toast Maxine Beneba Clarke s life is just like all the other Aussie kids on her street br br Except for this one glaring inescapably obvious thing br


A Race to Splendor

p i Blindly she inched along a floor pitching as violently as the deck of a boat in a midwinter storm Her hands touched the threshold opening onto the ninth floor foyer at the instant the glass transom over her head exploded into a thousand pieces Reflexively Amelia cast her right arm in front of her face but not before blood spurted from her scalp and ran down her cheeks She crumpled beneath the doorframe curling into a ball Amelia screamed again as a twenty five foot expanse of wood paneling and masonry pitched outward and plunged nine stories to Montgomery Street below She knew that no structure on landfill no matter how well built could withstand much more shaking without collapsing i p p i Then just as suddenly the convulsions subsided i p p Early in the ground in San Francisco shook buildings and lives from their comfortable foundations p p Amidst rubble corruption and deceit two women young architects in a city and field ruled by men find themselves racing the clock and each other during the rebuilding of competing hotels in the City by the Bay p p Based on meticulous research A Race to Splendor tells the story of the audacious people of one of the world s great cities rebuilding and reinventing themselves after immense human tragedy Filled with courage passion and conflict Amelia Bradshaw s spirit will capture your imagination as she strives to redraft her life amidst the ruins with both help and hindrance from a wayward son of privilege who pulls her into worlds she d never have known p


Bomb: The Race to Build—and Steal—the World's Most Dangerous Weapon

In December of a chemist in a German laboratory made a shocking discovery When placed next to radioactive material a Uranium atom split in two That simple discovery launched a scientific race that spanned continents In Great Britain and the United States Soviet spies worked their way into the scientific community in Norway a commando force slipped behind enemy lines to attack German heavy water manufacturing and deep in the desert one brilliant group of scientists was hidden away at a remote site at Los Alamos This is the story of the plotting the risk taking the deceit and genius that created the world s most formidable weapon This is the story of the atomic bomb br br i Bomb i is a National Book Awards finalist for Young People s Literature br i Bomb i is a i Washington Post i Best Kids Books of the Year title br br i Bomb i is a Newbery Honor book


The Bad-Ass Librarians of Timbuktu: And Their Race to Save the World’s Most Precious Manuscripts

To save precious centuries old Arabic texts from Al Qaeda a band of librarians in Timbuktu pulls off a brazen heist worthy of Ocean s Eleven br br In the s a young adventurer and collector for a government library Abdel Kader Haidara journeyed across the Sahara Desert and along the Niger River tracking down and salvaging tens of thousands of ancient Islamic and secular manuscripts that had fallen into obscurity i The Bad Ass Librarians of Timbuktu i tells the incredible story of how Haidara a mild mannered archivist and historian from the legendary city of Timbuktu later became one of the world s greatest and most brazen smugglers br br In thousands of Al Qaeda militants from northwest Africa seized control of most of Mali including Timbuktu They imposed Sharia law chopped off the hands of accused thieves stoned to death unmarried couples and threatened to destroy the great manuscripts As the militants tightened their control over Timbuktu Haidara organized a dangerous operation to sneak all volumes out of the city to the safety of southern Mali br br Over the past twenty years journalist Joshua Hammer visited Timbuktu numerous times and is uniquely qualified to tell the story of Haidara s heroic and ultimately successful effort to outwit Al Qaeda and preserve Mali s and the world s literary patrimony Hammer explores the city s manuscript heritage and offers never before reported details about the militants march into northwest Africa But above all i The Bad Ass Librarians of Timbuktu i is an inspiring account of the victory of art and literature over extremism


The Fire This Time: A New Generation Speaks about Race

National Book Award winner Jesmyn Ward takes James Baldwin s examination of race in America i The Fire Next Time i as a jumping off point for this groundbreaking collection of essays and poems about race from the most important voices of her generation and our time br br In light of recent tragedies and widespread protests across the nation i The Progressive i magazine republished one of its most famous pieces James Baldwin s Letter to My Nephew which was later published in his landmark book i The Fire Next Time i Addressing his fifteen year old namesake on the one hundredth anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation Baldwin wrote You know and I know that the country is celebrating one hundred years of freedom one hundred years too soon br br Award winning author Jesmyn Ward knows that Baldwin s words ring as true as ever today In response she has gathered short essays memoir and a few essential poems to engage the question of race in the United States And she has turned to some of her generation s most original thinkers and writers to give voice to their concerns br br i The Fire This Time i is divided into three parts that shine a light on the darkest corners of our history wrestle with our current predicament and envision a better future Of the eighteen pieces ten were written specifically for this volume br br In the fifty odd years since Baldwin s essay was published entire generations have dared everything and made significant progress But the idea that we are living in the post Civil Rights era that we are a postracial society is an inaccurate and harmful reflection of a truth the country must confront Baldwin s fire next time is now upon us and it needs to be talked about


Black Looks: Race and Representation

In these twelve essays bell hooks digs ever deeper into the personal and political consequences of contemporary representations of race and ethnicity within a white supremacist culture


Race Against The Machine

i Why has median income stopped rising in the US i div i Why is the share of population that is working falling so rapidly i div div i Why are our economy and society are becoming more unequal i br br A popular explanation right now is that the root cause underlying these symptoms is technological stagnation a slowdown in the kinds of ideas and inventions that bring progress and prosperity br br In i Race Against the Machine i MIT s Erik Brynjolfsson and Andrew McAfee present a very different explanation Drawing on research by their team at the Center for Digital Business they show that there s been no stagnation in technology in fact the digital revolution is accelerating Recent advances are the stuff of science fiction computers now drive cars in traffic translate between human languages effectively and beat the best human Jeopardy players br br As these examples show digital technologies are rapidly encroaching on skills that used to belong to humans alone This phenomenon is both broad and deep and has profound economic implications Many of these implications are positive digital innovation increases productivity reduces prices sometimes to zero and grows the overall economic pie br br But digital innovation has also changed how the economic pie is distributed and here the news is not good for the median worker As technology races ahead it can leave many people behind Workers whose skills have been mastered by computers have less to offer the job market and see their wages and prospects shrink Entrepreneurial business models new organizational structures and different institutions are needed to ensure that the average worker is not left behind by cutting edge machines br br In i Race Against the Machine i Brynjolfsson and McAfee bring together a range of statistics examples and arguments to show that technological progress is accelerating and that this trend has deep consequences for skills wages and jobs The book makes the case that employment prospects are grim for many today not because there s been technology has stagnated but instead because we humans and our organizations aren t keeping up div


The Coming Race

From Jules Verne s Journey to the Center of the Earth to Rudy Rucker s The Hollow Earth subterranean worlds have been a source of both fascination and fear for the literary imagination and The Coming Race is no exception An evolutionary fantasy first published in the story draws upon ideas of Darwinism to describe a near future world characterized by female dominance physical perfection and vast technological progress The novel was extremely popular in its time and is now considered seminal science fiction text by contemporary scholars This Wesleyan edition includes scholarly notes and an introduction that places the work in an intellectual and literary context and describes Bulwer Lytton s interest in the occult


The Headhunters Race (Headhunters #1)

Sixteen year old Avene was sentenced to prison at thirteen for a crime she didn t commit Now she has a chance to win her freedom back if she enters the Headhunters Race Second prize isn t so bad either an upgrade to the Leisure Prison if you make it to the finish line To win either prize Avene and the other prisoners must navigate one hundred and fifty miles of dense forest desert and worst of all cannibal territory br br With a mechanical collar timed to strangle the prisoners if they re not back in nine days Avene allies herself with seventeen year old McCoy another prisoner that insists on helping her at every turn and a boy she s trying hard not to fall for Together they battle nature other prisoners and the timed death collars to win the coveted prize But when Avene is tested with one deadly conflict after another she realizes there is more at stake than winning her freedom first she has to survive


Bone, Vol. 2: The Great Cow Race (Bone, #2)

The cornerstone of GRAPHIX our new graphic novel imprint BONE is the incredible comic book saga of an unlikely hero who must save an idyllic valley from the forces of evil br br In THE GREAT COW RACE volume of this book epic Fone Bone and his cousins plan to return home after visiting the village of Barrelhaven with Thorn and Gran ma Ben But Phoney risks everything on one last get rich quick scheme for the town s annual Great Cow Race As usual Phoney s plans go disastrously awry and Boneville seems further away than ever Meanwhile ominous signs indicate that a war is brewing and Fone finds himself helping his friends defend their valley from a formidable enemy


Heart of the Race

Varro Dacien spends his life riding toward the next adventure Brian Christie his best friend and touchstone the one person who s always truly seen him plays sidekick on these madcap adventures and subsequent trips to the hospital until he can t take it anymore While Brian can see Varro Varro has never caught on that he s breaking his best friend s heart br br Without Varro Brian builds himself a life that s all about just getting by doing his best to ignore the hole in his heart and his life Without Brian to balance him Varro pushes harder and takes more risks to reach that ultimate high His job racing high octane bikes on suicide level courses makes it easy to get that rush until it s no longer enough and Varro realizes it s not the race but who s waiting at the finish line that truly matters Now he just has to convince Brian to be there


Arthur's Reading Race

Arthur promises to buy ice cream for his little sister D W if she can read ten words The twosome race to the park where D W is quick to recognize signs such as ZOO DON T WALK POLICE and ICE CREAM When she reads WET PAINT before her big brother does Arthur is in for a colorful surprise


W.E.B. Du Bois: Biography of a Race, 1868-1919

This monumental biography eight years in the research and writing treats the early and middle phases of a long and intense career a crucial fifty year period that demonstrates how Du Bois changed forever the way Americans think about themselves


White Like Me: Reflections on Race from a Privileged Son

In i White Like Me i Tim Wise offers a highly personal examination of the ways in which racial privilege shapes the lives of most white Americans overtly racist or not to the detriment of people of color themselves and society The book shows the breadth and depth of the phenomenon within institutions such as education employment housing criminal justice and healthcare By critically assessing the magnitude of racial privilege and its enormous costs Wise provides a rich memoir that will inspire activists educators or anyone interested in understanding the way that race continues to shape the experiences of people in the U S Using stories instead of stale statistics Wise weaves a narrative that is at once readable and scholarly analytical and accessible