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  • Privilegeby Shamus Rahman Khan

    Princeton University Press 2010; US$ 18.95

    As one of the most prestigious high schools in the nation, St. Paul's School in Concord, New Hampshire, has long been the exclusive domain of America's wealthiest sons. But times have changed. Today, a new elite of boys and girls is being molded at St. Paul's, one that reflects the hope of openness but also the persistence of inequality. In Privilege... more...

  • Lincoln Memorial University and the Shaping of Appalachiaby Earl J. Hess

    University of Tennessee Press 2011; US$ 45.00

    Located near Cumberland Gap in the rugged hills of East Tennessee, Lincoln Memorial University (LMU) was founded in 1897 to help disadvantaged Appalachian youth and reward the descendents of Union loyalists in the region. Its founder was former Union General Oliver Otis Howard, a personal friend of Abraham Lincoln, who made it his mission to... more...

  • True Northby Jill Ker Conway

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2011; US$ 15.95

    True North is the inspirational Canadian Chapter of Jill Ker Conway's life story, which began with her much love, bestselling memoir, The Road from Coorain.   Beginning with her departure from Australia, Jill Ker Conway tells of her romance with Harvard House Master John Conway, of coming to grips with his manic-depressive disorder, and of their... more...

  • Second-Generation High-Temperature Superconducting Coils and Their Applications for Energy Storageby Weijia Yuan

    Springer 2011; US$ 129.00

    "Second-Generation High-Temperature Superconducting Coils and Their Applications for Energy Storage" addresses the practical electric power applications of high-temperature superconductors. It validates the concept of a prototype energy storage system using newly available 2G HTS conductors by investigating the process of building a complete... more...

  • Frank L. McVey and the University of Kentuckyby Eric A. Moyen

    The University Press of Kentucky 2011; US$ 35.00

    In 1917, fifty-two years after its founding, the University of Kentucky faced stagnation, financial troubles, and disturbing reports of nepotism, resulting in a leadership crisis. A special committee investigated the institution and issued a report calling for a massive transformation of the university, including the hiring of a new president who... more...

  • Berea Collegeby Shannon H. Wilson

    The University Press of Kentucky 2006; US$ 35.00

    Berea College's spiritual motto, "God has made of one blood all peoples of the earth," has shaped the institution's unique culture and programs since its founding in 1855. Founder John G. Fee, an ardent abolitionist, held fast to the radical vision of a college and a community committed to interracial education, to the Appalachian region, and to the... more...

  • The University of Iowa Guide to Campus Architectureby John Beldon Scott; Rodney P. Lehnertz

    University of Iowa Press 2006; US$ 16.00

    The University of Iowa boasts an outstanding ensemble of buildings whose stylistic diversity reflects the breadth of Iowa?s contributions to research, education, and creative activities. In this first comprehensive guide to the university?s architecture, authors John Scott and Rodney Lehnertz reveal the artistic integrity, intellectual inspiration,... more...

  • The New Southern Universityby Charles J. Holden

    The University Press of Kentucky 2011; US$ 50.00

    Established in 1789, the University of North Carolina is the oldest public university in the nation. UNC's reputation as one of the South's leading institutions has drawn some of the nation's leading educators and helped it become a model of the modern American university. However, the school's location in the country's most conservative region presented... more...

  • Seguridad y salud en la agriculturaby International Labour Office

    International Labour Office 2011; US$ 50.00

    El objetivo del presente repertorio de recomendaciones prácticas es sensibilizar sobre los peligros y los riesgos asociados a la agricultura, así como sobre la manera de gestionarlos y controlarlos eficazmente; prevenir accidentes y enfermedades relacionados con el trabajo y mejorar el entorno de trabajo; alentar a los gobiernos, a los empleadores,... more...

  • Blacks at Harvardby Werner Sollors; Caldwell Titcomb; Thomas A. Underwood

    NYU Press 1993; US$ 89.00

    The history of blacks at Harvard mirrors, for better or for worse, the history of blacks in the United States. Harvard, too, has been indelibly scarred by slavery, exclusion, segregation, and other forms of racist oppression. At the same time, the nation's oldest university has also, at various times, stimulated, supported, or allowed itself to be... more...