Yale Needs Women

Yale Needs WomenIf Yale was going to keep its standing as one of the top two or three colleges in the nation, the availability of women was an amenity it could no longer do without In the summer of 1969, from big cities to small towns, young women across the country sent in applications to Yale University for th

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The Years That Matter Most: How College Makes or Breaks Us

The Years That Matter Most: How College Makes or Breaks UsIndelible and extraordinary Tara Westover, author of Educated A Memoir, New York Times Book Review A New York Times Book Review Editors Choice The best selling author of How Children Succeed returns with a powerful, mind changing inquiry into higher education in the United States Does college s

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How to Raise a Reader

How to Raise a ReaderAn indispensable guide to welcoming children from babies to teens to a lifelong love of reading, written by Pamela Paul and Maria Russo, editors of The New York Times Book Review Do you remember your first visit to where the wild things are How about curling up for hours on end to discover the s

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Skylark

SkylarkThe first new book from beloved therapist and writer Torey Hayden in almost fifteen years an inspiring, uplifting tale of a troubled child and the remarkable woman who made a difference In a forgotten corner of Wales, a young girl languishes in a home for troubled children Abandoned by her parents

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The Gifted School

The Gifted SchoolSmart and juicy, a compulsively readable novel about a previously happy group of friends and parents that is nearly destroyed by their own competitiveness when an exclusive school for gifted children opens in the community This deliciously sharp novel captures the relentless ambitions and fears that

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The Tumor

The TumorJohn Grisham says THE TUMOR is the most important book he has ever written In this short book, he provides readers with a fictional account of how a real, new medical technology could revolutionize the future of medicine by curing with sound THE TUMOR follows the present day experience of the fict

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Rivals! Frenemies Who Changed the World (Rivals!, #1)

Rivals! Frenemies Who Changed the World (Rivals!, #1)Each volume of four 30 minute histories will dig into the petty name calling and grumbling grudges that led to many of the world s greatest advancements, all delivered with a cheeky sense of humor Did you know that most of our dinosaur fossils were discovered because two grown men absolutely hate

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101 Amazing Facts

101 Amazing FactsDid you know that Shakespeare wrote the world s first ever knock knock joke How much of a ribbon worm s own body can it eat and still survive if it gets a little hungry What unusual lost property has been handed in on the London Underground And what surprising kind of song is the American nationa

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The Man Who Knew The Way to the Moon

The Man Who Knew The Way to the MoonThe story of John C Houbolt, an unsung hero of Apollo 11 and the man who showed NASA how to put America on the moon Without John C Houbolt, a junior engineer at NASA, Apollo 11 would never have made it to the moon Top NASA engineers on the project, including Werner Von Braun, strongly advocated

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TED Talks: The Official TED Guide to Public Speaking

TED Talks: The Official TED Guide to Public SpeakingA New York Times Bestseller For anyone who has ever been inspired by a TED talk this is an insider s guide to creating talks that are unforgettable Since taking over TED in the early 2000s, Chris Anderson has shown how carefully crafted short talks can be the key to unlocking empathy, stirr

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Falter: Has the Human Game Begun to Play Itself Out?

Falter: Has the Human Game Begun to Play Itself Out?Thirty years ago Bill McKibben offered one of the earliest warnings about climate change Now he broadens the warning the entire human game, he suggests, has begun to play itself out Bill McKibben s groundbreaking book The End of Nature issued in dozens of languages and long regarded as a class

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