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Globetrotter - how Abe Saperstein shook up the world of sports

"The Harlem Globetrotters weren't from Harlem, and they didn't start out as globetrotters. Globetrotter is the fascinating biography of Abe Saperstein, a Jewish immigrant who took an obscure group of Black basketball players from Chicago's South Side, created the Harlem Globetrotters, and turned them into a worldwide sensation"--

Devil in the stack - searching for the soul of the new machine

"From internationally bestselling author and journalist Andrew Smith, an immersive, alarming, sharp-eyed journey into the bizarre world of computer code, told through his sometimes painful, often amusing attempt to become a coder himself. Throughout history, technological revolutions have been driven by the invention of machines. But today, the power of the technology transforming our world lies in an intangible and impenetrable cosmos of software: algorithmic code. So symbiotic has our relation

Call this mutiny - uncollected poems

"Call this mutiny is the seventh book from award-winning and internationally-renowned Pacific Islander author Craig Santos Perez. These poems were originally published in journals and anthologies between 2008-2023, but this is the first time they have been collected into a single volume. Throughout, Perez continues his critical exploration of native cultures, decolonial politics, colonial histories, and the entangled ecologies of his homeland of Guam, his current residence of Hawai?i, and the la

The Black Widow - a memoir

"A candid and moving autobiography by the 'Black Widow' of billiards. Jeanette Lee was 18 years old when she walked into a New York City pool hall and became enamored by the elegant geometry of the game. Before long, she was an unmistakable figure on theinternational competition circuit, dressed head-to-toe in black, stalking the billiards table and gazing down her cue as if tracking her prey. In this new memoir, the woman nicknamed 'The Black Widow' opens up about her legendary career and the r

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Jul 22, 2024
The best American essays 2024

Art and the Bible- Two Essays

In this book's classic essays, Francis A. Schaeffer first examines the scriptural record of the use of various art forms, and then establishes a Christian perspective on art. With clarity and vigor, Schaeffer explains why "the Christian is the one whose imagination should fly beyond the stars."

On a sea of glass - the life & loss of the RMS Titanic

WORLD HISTORY: FROM C 1900 -. On the night of 14/15 April 1912, a brand-new, supposedly unsinkable ship, the largest and most luxurious vessel in the world at the time, collided with an iceberg and sank on her maiden voyage. Of the 2,208 people on board, only 712 were saved. The rest either drowned or froze to death in the icy-cold waters of the North Atlantic. How could this 'unsinkable' vessel sink and why did so few of those aboard survive? The authors bring the tragedy to life, telling the s

The gospel of the flying spaghetti monster

A humorous look at intelligent design as presented through the religious beliefs of "Pastafarianism." It argues that the Flying Spaghetti Monster (FSM) is the real creator of the universe through a compilation of FSM scripture, observances, rites, and answers to the Big Questions of life.

Covert Regime Change- America's Secret Cold War

States seldom resort to war to overthrow their adversaries. They are more likely to attempt to covertly change the opposing regime, by assassinating a foreign leader, sponsoring a coup d'etat, meddling in a democratic election, or secretly aiding foreign dissident groups.In Covert Regime Change, Lindsey A. O'Rourke shows us how states really...

To be a problem - a Black woman's survival in the racist disability rights movement

"A searing call out of the systemic racism happening in disability rights and also ableism occurring in other justice movements, told through the story of a Black women activist and policymaker"--