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Brazillionaires: Wealth, Power, Decadence, and Hope in an American Country

An entertaining and readable investigation of Brazil's ultrarich and their influence on shaping the lives of everyone else.

Our Family Dreams: The Fletchers' Adventures in Nineteenth-Century America

More than a family history, this title will appeal to readers interested in the family dynamics of the era, the perception of the value of education, and dreams of a legacy.

How To Launch an Author Awards Program at Your Library: Curating Self-Published Books, Reaching Out to the Community

A thoughtful look at an emerging issue affecting libraries in the age of print-on-demand technologies and the growing number of ebook publishing platforms. Libraries should also consider Joanne Zienty's The Things We Save.

The Medical Library Association Guide to Answering Questions About the Affordable Care Act

Students may be interested in the differentiation between health literacy and health insurance literacy, or the profiles of librarians in various organizations; however, Libraries and the Affordable Care Act by Francisca Goldsmith, who is one of the contributors to this book, is a better choice for clarity on specific provisions of the ACA and its rollout. Experienced information professionals should consult Goldsmith's book for its thorough organization and richer content.

Operation Gladio: The Unholy Alliance Between the Vatican, the CIA, and the Mafia

This work goes a bit further than Daniele Ganser's NATO's Secret Armies, but readers looking for exciting tales of sabotage, secret societies, and assassination will have their eyes opened to an otherwise little-known operation and will wonder where the truth lies.

Building the Land of Dreams: New Orleans and the Transformation of Early America

This well-researched snapshot of a brief period of the city's lengthy history richly details personalities and events, offering a valuable perspective to history students and anyone who has experienced the Crescent City's vibrant way of life.

Sicily: An Island at the Crossroads of History

This excellent, informative source on natural features, art and architecture, and regional lifestyles is not to be missed by armchair travelers, history lovers, and fans of Norwich's previous works.

Successfully Serving the College Bound

Use this work with the Young Adult Library Services Association's More Outstanding Books for the College Bound and Carol Smallwood's Librarians As Community Partners to create a rich service that extends the tactic of providing multiple editions of classic novels.

Libraries and the Affordable Care ACT: Helping the Community Understand Health-Care Options

Expanding on Gruber's Health Care Reform, this is a useful tool for frontline staff to consult when working with patrons and for administrators to look to when planning for services.

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