2011 Booklist Editor's Choice, reference categoryThe Great Plains, stretching northward from Texas into Canada, is a region that has been understudied and overlooked. The Atlas of the Great Plains, however, brings a new focus to North America’s midcontinent. With more than three hundred original full-color maps, accompanied by extended explanatory text, this collection chronicles the history of the Great Plains, including political and social developments. Far more than simply the geography of the region, this atlas explores a myriad of subjects from Native Americans to settlement patterns, agricultural ventures to voting records, and medical services to crime rates. These detailed and beautifully designed maps convey the significance of the region, capturing the essence of its land and life. The only current and comprehensive atlas of the Great Plains region, it is also the first atlas to include both the United States and Canada, showing the region’s full length and breadth.
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A one-man play in two acts based on Clarence Darrow for the Defense by Irving Stone is a reminiscences of the unpopular cases in which the famous attorney was involved, the events of his personal life, and his opinions about contemporary events.
Cotton in Augusta is not the usual tale of the genteel life of Southern ladies. It is a story of true heroines of the South who struggled against poverty, prejudice, class and the status of women to raise strong and successful families. Myra was a sharecropper's daughter who never knew the joys of childhood or leisure in her adult life. Her struggle was always to make the best of her circumstances to brighten the way for those she loved. It is a story of love, faith and a woman's search for meaning in an unjust world.
"Jorie Graham rightly observed that “For every lie we’re told by advertisers and politicians, we need one poem to balance it.” Kenneth Pobo’s poems explore a variety of sociopolitical topics: global warming, the exploitation of the poor, and the disappearance of the natural world. Like Ginsberg, Pobo turns the commercial and political market of lies upside down in order to see just how absurd those lies really are and how they deceive the public. Without being sentimental or didactic, Pobo reminds us, as all good poets do, what it means to have a social conscience. Localized and exiled, Placemats is charged with an illuminating, enigmatic glow." ~ Jacqueline Marcus, author of Close to the Shore and editor of FORPOETRY.COM/ENVIRONMENTALPRESS.COM
Too often readers approach the Book of Mormon simply as a collection of quotations, an inspired anthology to be scanned quickly and routinely recited. In Beholding the Tree of Life Bradley J. Kramer encourages his readers to slow down, to step back, and to contemplate the literary qualities of the Book of Mormon using interpretive techniques developed by Talmudic and post-Talmudic rabbis. Specifically, Kramer shows how to read the Book of Mormon closely, in levels, paying attention to the details of its expression as well as to its overall connection to the Hebrew Scriptures—all in order to better appreciate the beauty of the Book of Mormon and its limit capacity to convey divine meaning.