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    Born to Rebel: An Autobiography by Benjamin Mays    Teaching While Black: A New Voice on Race and Education in New York City by Pamela Lewis    A Shot Story: From Juvie to Ph.D. by David Borkowski    It Takes a School: The Extraordinary Story of an American School in the World's #1 Failed State by Jonathan Starr    As Bad as They Say? Three Decades of Teaching in the Bronx by Janet Mayer    God, Country, Notre Dame: The Autobiography of Theodore M. Hesburgh by Theodore M. Hesburgh & Jerry Reedy    In the Great Green Room: The Brilliant and Bold Life of Margaret Wise Brown by Amy Gary    Imprisoned in India: Corruption and Extortion in the World's Largest Democracy by James Tooley    Willis Duke Weatherford: Race, Religion, and Reform in the American South by Andrew McNeill Canady    Horace Holley: Transylvania University and the Making of Liberal Education in the Early American Republic by James P. Cousins    Monk's Tale: Way Stations on the Journey by Edward A. Malloy    Monk's Tale: PilgrimageThe Begins, 1941-1975 by Edward A. Malloy    The Story of a Great Schoolmaster: Being a Plain Account of the Life and Ideas of Sanderson of Oundle (1924) - a biography of Fr by H. G. Wells    Feminism's Founding Fathers: The Men Who Fought for Women's Rights by Kaevan Gazdar    Fifty Years with Father Hesburgh: On and Off the Record by Robert Schmuhl    Blackboards, Backboards, Politics and More: Grandpa's Last Story, A Memoir by Joseph J. Henry    Romances with Schools: A Life of Education by John I. Goodlad    The Bridge to Brilliance: How One Principal in a Tough Community Is Inspiring the World by Nadia Lopez & Rebecca Paley    An American Teacher in Argentina: Mary Gorman's Nineteenth-Century Odyssey from New Mexico to the Pampas by Julyan G. Peard    One Family's Response To Terrorism: A Daughter's Memoir by Susan Van De Ven    Simple Life Fretz by Sara Fretz-Goering    An Unexpected Finish Line Leaves a Unique Legacy: One Persons Short Journey Impacts the Journey of Many by Dr. David C. Johnson    Over at College: A Texas A&M Campus Kid in the 1930s by James Knox Walker    On Breaking One's Pencil by Bob Sorrells    Charlotte Mason: Hidden Heritage and Educational Influence by Margaret A. Coombs    Troy Duster: Berkeley Sociologist, Teacher, and Civil Rights Activist by John F. Galliher    Before A Canyon: A Story About Victor and Me by Jeremy Tucker    One God Two Voices: Life-Changing Lessons from the Classroom on the Issues Challenging Today's Families by Deidre Hester & Sue E. Whited    A Search for Better University Education: Experiment at Malaspina by Gary Bauslaugh    The World According to Coleen by Coleen Grissom    Choosing Hope: Moving Forward from Life's Darkest Hours by Kaitlin Roig-DeBellis & Robin Gaby Fisher    Troutmouth: The Two Careers of Hugh Clegg by Ronald F. Borne    Nicholas Miraculous: The Amazing Career of the Redoubtable Dr. Nicholas Murray Butler by Michael Rosenthal    Goal-Driven Life: The Inspiring Life Story of Dr. Tim L. Adsit by Tim Adsit    The Guardians: Kingman Brewster, His Circle, and the Rise of the Liberal Establishment: Kingman Brewster, His Circle, and the Ri by Geoffrey Kabaservice    Getting Schooled: The Reeducation of an American Teacher by Garret Keizer    Give Me Everything You Have: On Being Stalked by James Lasdun    Sex and God at Yale: Porn, Political Correctness, and a Good Education Gone Bad by Nathan Harden    Alice's Piano: The Life of Alice Herz-Sommer by Melissa M?ller & Reinhard Piechocki    Dangerous Minds: They Were Problem Kids With One Last Chance . . . Her by Louanne Johnson    The Headmaster: Frank L. Boyden of Deerfield by John McPhee    A Nomad in Academia: A Reflective Account of an Academic's Experience Across the Continents by Mohammed Abdur Razzaque    Shakespeare Saved My Life: Ten Years in Solitary with the Bard by Laura Bates    The Outskirts of Hope: A Memoir of the 1960s Deep South by Jo Ivester    Playing Dolls, Canadian Experience Required by Najat Sinclair-Benrbia    Heads and Tales by Maggie George    Vidyasagar: The Life and After-Life of an Eminent Indian: The Life and After-Life of an Eminent Indian by Brian A. Hatcher    Fifteen Red Roses: The Challenge of Public School Integration in Rural Georgia by Ann W. Yearwood    Life Lessons: A Connection of Souls Throughout Life's Journey by Mary Antoinette Gallo Sunyoger PhD    Having Our Say: The Delany Sisters¿ First 100 Years by Sarah L. Delany & A. Elizabeth Delany & Amy Hill Hearth

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The Best of Pickering

Sam Pickering

The Best of Pickering by Sam PickeringPraise for Sam Pickering: "Pickering has all of Thurber's humor, and he writes as well as E. B. White. He writes with passion, wit, and a strange personal note of self-mockery; he is humanely educated, wise, and capable of a wide range of stylistic effects." ----Jay Parini ". . . he writes in the tradition of Montaigne hammering together a ramshackle affair of surprising nooks, crannies and additions-all under the same roof." ---The Oxford American "Pickering has the natural essayist's intimate yet distanced take on the world that combines a devotion to particulars . . . with a near-indifference...
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The Kids from Nowhere: The Story Behind the Arctic Educational Miracle

George Guthridge

The Kids from Nowhere: The Story Behind the Arctic Educational Miracle by George GuthridgeThe true story of the educational triumph of a group of Yupik Eskimo students who won an academic state contest and the teacher who helped them get there.
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A Three-Cornered Life: The Historian W. K. Hancock

Jim Davidson

A Three-Cornered Life: The Historian W. K. Hancock by Jim DavidsonA biography of a 20th-century Australian historian and an outstanding scholar in the humanities and social science fields, this thorough account highlights the accomplishments of W. K. Hancock. Compelling and informative, this chronicle features the scope of Hancock's work across three continents, including his mission to Uganda on behalf of the British government in 1954, his tracking of British mobilizations during World War II, and his founding of the Australian National University. Illuminating an extraordinary life and career, this examination celebrates the author of Australia.
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Twelve British Statisticians

Richard H. Williams & Donald W. Zimmerman & Donald C. Ross

Twelve British Statisticians by Richard H. Williams & Donald W. Zimmerman & Donald C. RossTwelve British Statisticians provides a description of the lives and scientific contributions of a dozen scientific luminaries. Each statistician is a famous figure, but is especially renowned in Great Britain. Their fields of expertise sometimes include disciplines that depart from statistics and display great versatility. The book is accessible to a wide reading audience.

Each of the chapters of the book focuses on the scientific contributions and personal life of a single statistician. Each chapters begins with an overview and contain a rich set of references.

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Herman B Wells

James H. H. Capshew

Herman B Wells by James H. H. CapshewEnergetic, shrewd, and charming, Herman B Wells was the driving force behind the transformation of Indiana University-which became a model for American public higher education in the 20th century. A person of unusual sensitivity and a skilled and empathetic communicator, his character and vision shaped the structure, ethos, and spirit of the institution in countless ways. Wells articulated a persuasive vision of the place of the university in the modern world. Under his leadership, Indiana University would grow in size and stature, establishing strong connections to the state, the nation, and...
2012 / 4 / 26
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Educating Esmé: Diary of a Teacher's First Year, Expanded Edition

EsméRaji Codell

Educating Esmé: Diary of a Teacher's First Year, Expanded Edition by EsméRaji CodellA must-read for parents, new teachers, and classroom veterans, Educating Esmé is the exuberant diary of Esmé Raji Codell's first year teaching in a Chicago public school. Fresh-mouthed and free-spirited, the irrepressible Madame Esmé-as she prefers to be called-does the cha-cha during multiplication tables, roller-skates down the hallways, and puts on rousing performances with at-risk students in the library. Her diary opens a window into a real-life classroom from a teacher's perspective. While battling bureaucrats, gang members, abusive parents, and her own insecurities, this gifted...
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Work Hard. Be Nice.: How Two Inspired Teachers Created the Most Promising Schools in America

Jay Mathews

Work Hard. Be Nice.: How Two Inspired Teachers Created the Most Promising Schools in America by Jay MathewsWhen Mike Feinberg and Dave Levin signed up for Teach for America right after college and found themselves utter failures in the classroom, they vowed to remake themselves into superior educators. They did that-and more. In their early twenties, by sheer force of talent and determination never to take no for an answer, they created a wildly successful fifth-grade experience that would grow into the Knowledge Is Power Program (KIPP), which today includes sixty-six schools in nineteen states and the District of Columbia. KIPP schools incorporate what Feinberg and Levin learned from America's best,...
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Rocknocker: A Geologist's Memoir

George Devries Klein

Rocknocker: A Geologist's Memoir by George Devries Klein

Rocknocker: A Geologist's Memoir reviews the life of George Devries Klein, an immigrant who made it through the American System as a geologist. It chronicles his life from early childhood, graduate school, working as an oil company researcher, university professor, science administrator, and as a geological consultant. The book includes the highs and lows of George's life. Each chapter also summarizes key lessons learned making the book even more useful to young scientists as a career guide. Isolated incidents relevant to the book, but shortened, are included as postscripts at the end of each...

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The Magnificent Mays: A Biography of Benjamin Elijah Mays

John Herbert Sr. Roper

The Magnificent Mays: A Biography of Benjamin Elijah Mays by John Herbert Sr. RoperA comprehensive biography of a dedicated civil rights activist and distinguished South Carolinian
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O Hudd Ei Ddoe Prof Myron Wyn Evans

Myron Wyn Evans

O Hudd Ei Ddoe Prof Myron Wyn Evans by Myron Wyn EvansThis is the first volume of my autobiography covering the years 1950 to 1968, when I left Pontardawe Grammar School. The book opens with an extensive and rigorously authentic genealogy going back to the mid fourth century in one branch of the family, and genealogy of all the other branches. The book is interwoven with some of my poetry in both languages and is a unique account of Pontardawe Grammar School in the nineteen sixties. The prose is interwoven with poetry, which is the distilled wisdom of any People.
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Memories of Dr Shinichi Suzuki: Son of His Environment

Lois Shepheard

Memories of Dr Shinichi Suzuki: Son of His Environment by Lois ShepheardSuzuki may be a name renowned for automobiles, but this book introduces us to a very different Suzuki - the Suzuki who was a world leader in the teaching of music. Dr Shinichi Suzuki, creator of "The Suzuki Method", is well remembered for his extraordinary warmth, care, and sense of humour. Part biography, part memoir, this important book recalls scenes from Suzuki's life, and many of the author's own experiences as his student in Japan. Both humorous and culturally informative, this book illustrates how Suzuki was influenced by Japanese history and his Zen beliefs, making him "the son of his...
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Lessons in Humility - 40 Years of Teaching

Bary Dickins

Lessons in Humility - 40 Years of Teaching by Bary DickinsLessons in Humility is the bizarre story of Barry Dickins' life as a teacher. He gained his Diploma of Education at The Melbourne State College forty years ago although he failed Classroom Management. He has taught Drama and Creative Literature to cherubs at a primary school and prayer-composition at a secondary college. The recollection unfolds at the point of doom but cheerfully expands when the author experiences enlightenment when he is put in with Grade Ones forever. Barry Dickins' writing has been called 'The defeat of the desperate by the bizarre' which means of course that his stage...
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Born to Teach

Maureen Stahl

Born to Teach by Maureen StahlAfter teacher training in the very early sixties, Maureen Stahl was ready for a life of teaching. She was to enjoy a wide variety of teaching experiences, schools and systems. The love of teaching and the children, and eventually adults, in her care shines through brightly. Her anecdotes are told warmly and with humour. A few are moving and many are hilarious, her sometimes wry responses to situations illustrating how well she was suited to this career she chose. There will be parents who'll always remember her as a shining light in their children's school-life. Throughout, Maureen interweaves...
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Together We Can: Pathways to Collective Leadership in Agriculture at Texas A&M

Edward Allan Hiler & Steven Lee Bosserman

Together We Can: Pathways to Collective Leadership in Agriculture at Texas A&M by Edward Allan Hiler & Steven Lee BossermanTogether We Can recounts effective strategies for institutional change and focuses on collective leadership within the land-grant university system, with reflections on Hiler's long and successful career in academic leadership, both at Texas A&M University and within the larger Texas A&M System.
Although many books discuss leadership and organizational change in the private sector, there are relatively few dealing with public-sector entities—especially public land-grant universities and academic agencies—and none on collective leadership, the standard for highly collaborative and interdependent...
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Generation X Professors Speak: Voices from Academia

Elwood Watson

Generation X Professors Speak: Voices from Academia by Elwood WatsonWith Baby Boomers now moving into retirement, members of Generation X have come to the forefront of American society. Consequently, understanding Generation X—and the potential impact of the independent, sometimes rebellious spirit that characterizes it—is critical. In Generation X Professors Speak: Voices from Academia, Elwood Watson has assembled a unique collection of thematically arranged essays by academics that offers insights into the issues, conflicts, and triumphs that epitomize this often overlooked generation. The essays cover topics ranging from career, class, family life, health,...
2013 / 3 / 22
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The Education of a WASP

Lois M. Stalvey

The Education of a WASP by Lois M. Stalvey

Brimming with honestly and passion, The Education of a WASP chronicles one white woman's discovery of racism in 1960s America. First published in 1970 and highly acclaimed by reviewers, Lois Stalvey's account is as timely now as it was then. Nearly twenty years later, with ugly racial incidents occurring on college campuses, in neighborhoods, and in workplaces everywhere, her account of personal encounters with racism remains deeply disturbing. Educators and general readers interested in the subtleties of racism will find the story poignant, revealing, and profoundly moving.

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2013 / 4 / 16
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Lanterns: A Memoir of Mentors

Marian Wright Edelman

Lanterns: A Memoir of Mentors by Marian Wright EdelmanI am grateful beyond words for the example of the lanterns shared in this memoir whose lives I hope will illuminate my children's, your children's, and the paths of countless others coming behind.--Marian Wright Edelman, from the Preface

Marian Wright Edelman, "the most influential children's advocate in the country" (The Washington Post), shares stories from her life at the center of this century's most dramatic civil rights struggles. She pays tribute to the extraordinary personal mentors who helped light her way: Martin Luther King, Jr., Robert F. Kennedy, Fannie Lou Hamer, William Sloane...

2013 / 4 / 17
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Good Morning, Mr Sarra: My Life Working for a Stronger, Smarter Future for Our Children

Chris Sarra

Good Morning, Mr Sarra: My Life Working for a Stronger, Smarter Future for Our Children by Chris Sarra

The remarkable true story of one man's fight to turn the tide of low expectations, this account follows educator Chris Sarra from his humble beginnings in a large Italian-Aboriginal family to his triumphant achievements, including becoming Queensland's Australian of the Year, the subject of ABC's Australian Story, and one of the most outspoken and recognized educators in Australia. Attempting to better Indigenous education, Sarra transformed the Cherbourg State School into a national success story, but not without controversy along the way—Sarra battled the media, the education system, and a...

2013 / 5 / 1
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A Boy I Once Knew: What a Teacher Learned from her Student

Elizabeth Stone

A Boy I Once Knew: What a Teacher Learned from her Student by Elizabeth StoneOne morning, a box was delivered to Elizabeth Stone's door. It held ten years of personal diaries and a letter that began "Dear Elizabeth, You must be wondering why I left you my diaries in my will. After all, we have not seen each other in over twenty years . . ."

What followed was a remarkable year in Elizabeth's life as she read Vincent's diaries and began to learn about the high school student she had taught twenty-five years before. A Boy I Once Knew is the story of the man that Vincent had become-and the efforts of his teacher to make some sense of his life.

With his diaries, Vincent becomes...

2013 / 5 / 27
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