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WARMTH OF OTHER SUNS (P)

WARMTH OF OTHER SUNS (P)
$17.95
NATIONAL BOOK CRITICS CIRCLE AWARD WINNER - NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER - In this beautifully written masterwork, the Pulitzer Prize-winnner and bestselling author of Caste chronicles one of the great untold stories of American history: the decades-long migration of black citizens who fled the South for northern and western cities, in search of a better life.

From 1915 to 1970, this exodus of almost six million people changed the face of America. Wilkerson compares this epic migration to the migrations of other peoples in history. She interviewed more than a thousand people, and gained access to new data and official records, to write this definitive and vividly dramatic account of how these American journeys unfolded, altering our cities, our country, and ourselves.

With stunning historical detail, Wilkerson tells this story through the lives of three unique individuals: Ida Mae Gladney, who in 1937 left sharecropping and prejudice in Mississippi for Chicago, where she achieved quiet blue-collar success and, in old age, voted for Barack Obama when he ran for an Illinois Senate seat; sharp and quick-tempered George Starling, who in 1945 fled Florida for Harlem, where he endangered his job fighting for civil rights, saw his family fall, and finally found peace in God; and Robert Foster, who left Louisiana in 1953 to pursue a medical career, the personal physician to Ray Charles as part of a glitteringly successful medical career, which allowed him to purchase a grand home where he often threw exuberant parties.

Wilkerson brilliantly captures their first treacherous and exhausting cross-country trips by car and train and their new lives in colonies that grew into ghettos, as well as how they changed these cities with southern food, faith, and culture and improved them with discipline, drive, and hard work. Both a riveting microcosm and a major assessment, The Warmth of Other Suns is a bold, remarkable, and riveting work, a superb account of an "unrecognized immigration" within our own land. Through the breadth of its narrative, the beauty of the writing, the depth of its research, and the fullness of the people and lives portrayed herein, this book is destined to become a classic.

ISBN/SKU: 
9780679763888
Publication Date: 
2011-10-04
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Western Civilization 1

Western Civilization 1
$6.95
The most significant historical people, places, and events written by our experienced author and professor of history are laid out in a succinct timeline from 4 million BCE to 1500. In 6 laminated pages and with dates listed to easily find what you need, a frequent review of this guide especially before exams will boost your grade in any Western Civilization, Western Culture, or History course. For any history buff as well, there is no easier and more concise reference that paints a broad yet digestible picture of human history.

Suggested uses:
o Quick Reference - instead of digging into a large book to find a core answer you need while studying, use the guide to reinforce quickly and repeatedly
o Memory - refreshing your memory repeatedly is a foundation of studying, have the most significant points in history as a framework to anchor all other history
ISBN/SKU: 
9781423233237
Publication Date: 
2016-11-01
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Western Civilization 2

Western Civilization 2
$6.95
The most significant historical people, places, and events written by our experienced author and professor of history are laid out in a succinct timeline from 1500 to 2016. In 6 laminated pages and with dates listed to easily find what you need, a frequent review of this guide especially before exams will boost your grade in any Western Civilization, Western Culture, or History course. For any history buff as well, there is no easier and more concise reference that paints a broad yet digestible picture of human history.

Suggested uses:
o Quick Reference - instead of digging into a large book to find a core answer you need while studying, use the guide to reinforce quickly and repeatedly
o Memory - refreshing your memory repeatedly is a foundation of studying, have the most significant points in history as a framework to anchor all other history
ISBN/SKU: 
9781423233244
Publication Date: 
2003-11-17
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Wicked Fox Cities: The Dark Side of the Valley

Wicked Fox Cities: The Dark Side of the Valley
$19.99
Visit the wicked Fox Cities, full of place names like La Grand Butte des Morts (the Big Hill of the Dead") and Winneconne ("the Place of Skulls") that date from an era when "settlement" was frequently synonymous with "slaughter." Even after the firm establishment of modern civilization, there remained an uneasy truce between lined pockets and bared knuckles that was often only brokered by heavy drinking. Stumble across the frozen Fox River and barge into local watering holes, where the only pauses in the revelry are discussions about desecrating Joe McCarthy's grave. Points of interest include the Oshkosh rat-betting scene, the Appleton "Union Street Resorts" and the Neenah tavern, where a world-champion boxer hid from the doctor who had bought his bones."
ISBN/SKU: 
9781596299306
Publication Date: 
2010-05-13
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Winnebago County Beer: A Heady History

Winnebago County Beer: A Heady History
$21.99

Winnebago County has long been a bellwether of Wisconsin beer making.


In the mid-1800s, German immigrants launched small breweries in Butte des Morts, Menasha, Neenah, Oshkosh and Winneconne. By the 1950s, breweries such as Walter Brot

ISBN/SKU: 
9781467140065
Publication Date: 
2019-04-01
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World & US Map

World & US Map
$6.95

Most up-to-date, inexpensive, durable and beautiful maps of the World and the United States available anywhere. This handy notebook sized laminated map folds out to 11 by 17 inches with the World on one side and the U.S. on the other, plus an additional page of World & U.S. statistics and trivia for each map. A scaled down replica and companion to our 50 by 32 inch wall poster map with as much info as could be retained on this smaller size. Perfect for students of all ages and anyone interested in expanding their knowledge of the United States and the World. *Classroom bonus - the large wall map can be used for the whole class while students reference their individual maps at their desks (lamination makes for durable classroom sets).
Guide Includes:

  • United States map
  • Satellite imaged topography of the U.S.
  • States & state capitals
  • Cities labeled by human population
  • National parks & preserves
  • Man-made waterways, swamps & marshlands
  • Time zone boundaries
  • World map
  • National capitals & large cities
  • Satellite imaged topography of the World
  • Distance & scale
  • Extremely detailed boundaries and coastlines
  • ISBN/SKU: 
    9781423220534
    Publication Date: 
    2013-05-31

    World History 1

    World History 1
    $6.95
    The perfect study tool for students in a World History course or for any history buff's collection. A timeline covering the utmost critical points, events, figures, cultural migrations and destructions that led to the formation of the world of today. Part 1 of a series, this guide covers the earliest humans through establishing links of a globalized world.
    ISBN/SKU: 
    9781423221739
    Publication Date: 
    2013-12-31
    Author: 

    World History 2

    World History 2
    $6.95
    The perfect study tool for students in a World History course or for any history buff's collection. A timeline covering the utmost critical points, events, figures, cultural migrations and destructions that led to the formation of the world of today. Part 2 of a series, this guide covers the foundations of European empires through the modern multipolar world.
    ISBN/SKU: 
    9781423221746
    Publication Date: 
    2013-12-31
    Author: 

    World Map: Countries Guide

    World Map: Countries Guide
    $6.95
    The most detailed map of the World available which can be folded and stored in a standard-size notebook. The 6 laminated pages are spill and rip-proof and include an 11" x 17" map and 4 pages of country facts. An essential tool for school at any level.

    Suggested uses:
    - Students - a map you can keep handy from elementary school through college
    - Professors - adopt this map for your course as an inexpensive supplement
    - Teachers - a map that can be purchased as a class set that will last your entire career
    - Parents - instill knowledge and interest in the world, inspire travel, and connect family history to the places on the map
    ISBN/SKU: 
    9781423231172
    Publication Date: 
    2016-05-01

    World of Wonders: In Praise of Fireflies, Whale Sharks, and Other Astonishments

    World of Wonders: In Praise of Fireflies, Whale Sharks, and Other Astonishments
    $25.00
    $18.75
    $18.75 - $25.00
    New/Used: Used

    "Hands-down one of the most beautiful books of the year." --NPR

    From beloved, award-winning poet Aimee Nezhukumatathil comes a debut work of nonfiction--a collection of essays about the natural world, and the way its inhabitants can teach, support, and inspire us.

    As a child, Nezhukumatathil called many places home: the grounds of a Kansas mental institution, where her Filipina mother was a doctor; the open skies and tall mountains of Arizona, where she hiked with her Indian father; and the chillier climes of western New York and Ohio. But no matter where she was transplanted--no matter how awkward the fit or forbidding the landscape--she was able to turn to our world's fierce and funny creatures for guidance.

    "What the peacock can do," she tells us, "is remind you of a home you will run away from and run back to all your life." The axolotl teaches us to smile, even in the face of unkindness; the touch-me-not plant shows us how to shake off unwanted advances; the narwhal demonstrates how to survive in hostile environments. Even in the strange and the unlovely, Nezhukumatathil finds beauty and kinship. For it is this way with wonder: it requires that we are curious enough to look past the distractions in order to fully appreciate the world's gifts.

    Warm, lyrical, and gorgeously illustrated by Fumi Nakamura, World of Wonders is a book of sustenance and joy.

    ISBN/SKU: 
    9781571313652
    Publication Date: 
    2020-09-08
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