Forthcoming Books

Author: Rose Arny
Publisher:
ISBN: UOM:39015023709192
Release Date: 1992
Genre: American literature


Vanishings

Author: Time-Life Books
Publisher: Time Life Medical
ISBN: 1844470237
Release Date: 2003
Genre: Curiosities and wonders

The possibility of being made to vanish, to lose one's very self, taps such deep human fears that, in ages past, people blamed the devil or other dark forces for unexplained disappearances. However, a vanishing is more likely to be an escape: faced with overwhelming adversity, who would not dream of slipping anonymously into another life and place? In the United States alone, about one million people are added to the missing person rolls each year; almost all have merely dropped out of some frame of reference and reappear within six months. Nonetheless, there remains a kind of aristocracy among the vanished, some real, some legendary, and all cloaked in the mythology of the inexplicably absent. Their disappearances often occur without visible motive, defy every rational explanation, and thwart even the most diligent investigator.

Shadows of death

Author: Time-Life Books
Publisher: Time Life Education
ISBN: 080947719X
Release Date: 1992-12-31
Genre: Family & Relationships


Odd Jobs

Author: Time-Life Books
Publisher: Time Life Medical
ISBN: IND:30000042246011
Release Date: 1993-02
Genre: Business & Economics


Above and beyond

Author: Time-Life Books
Publisher: Time Life Education
ISBN: 0809477351
Release Date: 1992-08
Genre: Biography & Autobiography


Crimes and punishments

Author: Time-Life Books
Publisher: Time Life Education
ISBN: 0809477270
Release Date: 1992-05
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction

Looks at various crimes and penalties throughout history, including murders, gangs and gangsters, schemes and swindles, and cruel and unusual punishments

All the rage

Author: Time-Life Books
Publisher: Time Life Education
ISBN: 0809477394
Release Date: 1993-04-01
Genre: Design

Explores the curious and unusual facts about costumes, fashions, and other social aspects in relationship to the human body.

Famous First Bubbles

Author: Peter M. Garber
Publisher: MIT Press
ISBN: 0262571536
Release Date: 2001
Genre: Business & Economics

This book offers market-fundamental explanations for the three most famous bubbles: the Dutch Tulipmania (1634-1637), the Mississippi Bubble (1719-1720), and the closely connected South Sea Bubble (1720).

10 Days in a Madhouse Annotated

Author: Nellie Bly
Publisher: Golgotha Press
ISBN: 9781629174549
Release Date: 2015-11-08
Genre: Fiction

In 1887, an ambitious journalist named Nellie Bly went on an undercover assignment to disclose the mistreatment of women at the Women's Lunatic Asylum on Blackwell's Island. The story created shockwaves throughout the country and caused reform in mental hospitals. It also launched Bly’s career. Bly recounts her experience in this book. This book is annotated with a short biography on Nellie Bly.

The Diversity Delusion

Author: Heather Mac Donald
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
ISBN: 9781250200921
Release Date: 2018-09-04
Genre: Political Science

By the New York Times bestselling author: a provocative account of the attack on the humanities, the rise of intolerance, and the erosion of serious learning America is in crisis, from the university to the workplace. Toxic ideas first spread by higher education have undermined humanistic values, fueled intolerance, and widened divisions in our larger culture. Chaucer, Shakespeare and Milton? Oppressive. American history? Tyranny. Professors correcting grammar and spelling, or employers hiring by merit? Racist and sexist. Students emerge into the working world believing that human beings are defined by their skin color, gender, and sexual preference, and that oppression based on these characteristics is the American experience. Speech that challenges these campus orthodoxies is silenced with brute force. The Diversity Delusion argues that the root of this problem is the belief in America’s endemic racism and sexism, a belief that has engendered a metastasizing diversity bureaucracy in society and academia. Diversity commissars denounce meritocratic standards as discriminatory, enforce hiring quotas, and teach students and adults alike to think of themselves as perpetual victims. From #MeToo mania that blurs flirtations with criminal acts, to implicit bias and diversity compliance training that sees racism in every interaction, Heather Mac Donald argues that we are creating a nation of narrowed minds, primed for grievance, and that we are putting our competitive edge at risk. But there is hope in the works of authors, composers, and artists who have long inspired the best in us. Compiling the author’s decades of research and writing on the subject, The Diversity Delusion calls for a return to the classical liberal pursuits of open-minded inquiry and expression, by which everyone can discover a common humanity.

The Great Beanie Baby Bubble

Author: Zac Bissonnette
Publisher: Portfolio Trade
ISBN: 9781591848004
Release Date: 2016-03-15
Genre: Beanie Babies (Trademark)

Zac Bissonnette explores what happened when a stuffed animal took over America and turned a college dropout into a billionaire. Beanie Babies drove millions of people into a greed-fuelled frenzy as they chased the rarest Beanie Babies, whose values escalated weekly in the late 1990s. The Great Beanie Baby Bubble tells the inspiring yet tragic story of Ty Warner, creator of Beanie Babies and one of America's most enigmatic self-made tycoons. Sometimes called the 'Steve Jobs of plush' by his employees, he obsessed over every detail of every animal.

Suspicious Minds

Author: Joel Gold
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9781439181577
Release Date: 2014-07-08
Genre: Psychology

A “clear, witty, and engaging” (The Boston Globe) journey through the brain that connects neuroscience, biology, and culture. An “intellectual landmark” (Edward Shorter, Literary Review of Canada). The current view of delusions—the strange beliefs held by people with schizophrenia and other psychiatric illnesses—is that they are the result of biology gone awry, of neurons in the brain misfiring. In Suspicious Minds, Dr. Joel Gold and his brother Ian Gold argue that delusions are the result of the interaction between the brain and the social world. They present “a dual broadside: against a psychiatric profession that has become infatuated with neuroscience as part of its longstanding attempt to establish itself as ‘real medicine,’ and against a culture that has become too networked for its own good” (The New York Times). The book “amounts to nothing less than a frontal—or perhaps pre-frontal—challenge to the dominant view of modern psychiatry, which looks to neuroscience to explain disorders of the mind” (The Washington Post). In “a droll Oliver Sacksian tone” (The Village Voice), the Golds reveal intriguing case studies: the man who was dead and in hell, the woman who could raise the dead at Ground Zero, the man who killed God, and the people who believed they were like the characters in the film The Truman Show. These “page-turning case studies” (New Republic) of delusion “offer a fascinating and intimate portrait of psychosis” (Scientific American). “They provide more proof that no fantasist can hope to match the wonders—and horrors—of the human mind” (The Washington Post).