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The Complete Idiot's Guide to Latino History and Culture

The Complete Idiot's Guide to Latino History and Culture

  • Author: D. H. Figueredo
  • Publisher: Penguin
  • ISBN: 9780028643601
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 314
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Offers an overview of Latin American history, politics, education, work, and entertainment, including Latin American dance styles, recipes, and well-known personalities.

The Complete Idiot's Guide to Irish History and Culture

The Complete Idiot's Guide to Irish History and Culture

  • Author: Sonja Massie
  • Publisher: Penguin
  • ISBN: 1101198656
  • Category: History
  • Page: 288
  • View: 794
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You're no idiot, of course. You know that St. Patrick's Day is in March, JFK was our only Irish-Catholic President, and the IRA isn't necessarily a tax-deferred account. But when it comes to knowing about the history and culture of Ireland, you feel as Irish as a box of stale Lucky Charms. Don't give up on the luck of the Irish just yet! 'The Complete Idiot's Guide to Irish History and Culture' is here to help you learn all about the Emerald Isle, from the Celts to the present day. In this 'Complete Idiot's Guide', you get: -Fascinating details on Celtic culture. -Blow-by-blow accounts of Ireland's struggle for freedom from British rule. -Exciting tales of great Irish heroes, like Brian Boru and Michael Collins. -Rich cultural traditions, from wedding to wakes. -Concise profiles of Irish icons in politics and the arts, from Daniel O'Connell to Oscar Wilde.

A Kid's Guide to Latino History

A Kid's Guide to Latino History

More Than 50 Activities

  • Author: Valerie Petrillo
  • Publisher: Chicago Review Press
  • ISBN: 1613742207
  • Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Page: 208
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Featuring hands-on activities, games, and crafts that introduce children to the diversity of Latino culture, this guide teaches them about the people, experiences, and events that have shaped Hispanic American history. Broken down into sections covering descendants from Mexico, Cuba, Puerto Rico, the Dominican Republic, and Central and South America, topics include Spanish colonial history; the missions and early settlements in Florida, Arizona, New Mexico, California, and Texas; the Santa Fe Trail and the United States-Mexican War of 1848; immigration; and the plight of migrant farm workers. Sidebars focus on famous Latinos and language lessons, while projects highlight arts, games, food, clothing, unique celebrations, and folklore. Kids can fill Mexican "cascarones" for Easter, learn to dance the "merengue" from the Dominican Republic, write a short story using magical realism to learn about the literature of Colombia, make a Cuban sandwich, and create Guatemalan worry dolls. A time line, glossary, teacher's guide, and recommendations for Latino books, movies, museums, and websites round out this multicultural excursion.

The Complete Idiot's Guide to Intermediate Spanish, 2e

The Complete Idiot's Guide to Intermediate Spanish, 2e

  • Author: Steven Hawson
  • Publisher: Penguin
  • ISBN: 1440650551
  • Category: Foreign Language Study
  • Page: 400
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Improve your Spanish. This revised edition offers expanded coverage of grammar and vocabulary, as well as idiomatic usage, irregular verbs, and conversational elements that will help readers improve their language skills in a variety of situations. In addition, a new workbook section specially designed to help readers practice and retain information has been included. -Includes a comprehensive review of beginning Spanish, plus simple strategies for memorizing cases, endings, and vocabulary -Features an easy-to-understand guide to Spanish idioms -Covers business and medical Spanish -Techniques for mastering vocabulary and grammar -New exercises and answers throughout

Guide to the Perfect Latin American Idiot

Guide to the Perfect Latin American Idiot

  • Author: Plinio Apuleyo Mendoza,Carlos Alberto Montaner,Alvaro Vargas Llosa,Mario Vargas Llosa,Michaela Lajda Ames
  • Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
  • ISBN: 156833236X
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 240
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Three Latin American writers quote, dissect and review this character in a cultural critique that combines analysis with humor and a relentless self-criticism.

Reaching Out to Latino Families of English Language Learners

Reaching Out to Latino Families of English Language Learners

  • Author: David Campos,Rocio Delgado,Mary Esther Huerta
  • Publisher: ASCD
  • ISBN: 1416612726
  • Category: Education
  • Page: 221
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It's troubling that while schools are getting more Latino students, including English learners, these students are more likely to perform below grade level and eventually drop out. So this book proposes that educators everywhere do a better job of developing home-to-school partnerships based on meaningful relationships with Latino parents. Relying on an asset-based approach that draws on the strengths of diversity, the authors guide you through the many ways that culture influences learning, communication, and relationship building, so that you will be inspired to proceed with confidence in reaching out to Latino parents. Explore ways to make get more familiar with the background knowledge of Latino students. Learn how to get these parents to express their needs. And discover what's essential to creating a welcoming environment for Latino families--whether you're responsible for a single classroom or an entire school. Throughout the guide, you'll pick up lots of immediately useful tips and strategies for starting and furthering the partnering process with Latino parents, such as: (1) Useful phrases and questions for communicating effectively with Latino families; (2) Easy ways to get Latino parents' expectations and aspirations for their children's schooling; (3) Best sources for getting information about your students' family backgrounds; (4) Steps for conducting formal and informal parent-teacher meetings; and (5) Advice on how to communicate with these parents about their children's homework assignments and study skills.

Counseling Hispanics Through Loss, Grief, And Bereavement

Counseling Hispanics Through Loss, Grief, And Bereavement

A Guide for Mental Health Professionals

  • Author: Ligia M. Houben
  • Publisher: Springer Publishing Company
  • ISBN: 0826125557
  • Category: Psychology
  • Page: 293
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A History of American Literature

A History of American Literature

  • Author: Richard Gray
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
  • ISBN: 1444345680
  • Category: Literary Criticism
  • Page: 912
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Updated throughout and with much new material, A History of American Literature, Second Edition, is the most up-to-date and comprehensive survey available of the myriad forms of American Literature from pre-Columbian times to the present. The most comprehensive and up-to-date history of American literature available today Covers fiction, poetry, drama, and non-fiction, as well as other forms of literature including folktale, spirituals, the detective story, the thriller, and science fiction Explores the plural character of American literature, including the contributions made by African American, Native American, Hispanic and Asian American writers Considers how our understanding of American literature has changed over the past?thirty years Situates American literature in the contexts of American history, politics and society Offers an invaluable introduction to American literature for students at all levels, academic and general readers

The Complete Idiot's Guide to Pirates

The Complete Idiot's Guide to Pirates

  • Author: Gail Selinger,W. Thomas Smith
  • Publisher: Penguin
  • ISBN: 9781592573769
  • Category: History
  • Page: 381
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Pirate lore has captured our fancy for centuries. From Treasure Islandto the bestselling novels of Patrick O'Brien and his pirate hunts, to the blockbuster film Pirates of the Caribbean, the appetite for pirates and their colourful history continues to grow. Hundreds of societies in U.S. ports re-enact famous pirate battles, web sites sell all manner of pirate paraphernalia and antiques, and chat rooms draw enthusiasts both young and not so young. The Complete Idiot's Guide to Piratesis the first and only series book that gives readers a comprehensive, authoritative, yet entertaining history of those swashbuckling brigands on the high seas. Complete with illustrations of ships, weapons, and booty, it offers contemporary portraits of such infamous men and women as Captain Edward "Blackbeard" Teach, Captain Anne Bonny, Captain William Kidd, and Jean LaFitte.

The Complete Idiot's Guide to the Mafia, 2nd Edition

The Complete Idiot's Guide to the Mafia, 2nd Edition

  • Author: Jerry Capeci
  • Publisher: Penguin
  • ISBN: 1440625824
  • Category: History
  • Page: 464
  • View: 7258
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Here is the most comprehensive introduction to and explanation of the most infamous crime organization in history. Completely updated with more than 70 pages of new material and photographs, it includes information about the shifts in power and tightening of ranks of different families after convictions of their key members; new inside information on the role of the families in Chicago, Boston, Las Vegas, Rochester, and even Montreal; and updates on the DeCavalcante family who bragged they were the real Sopranos on FBI wiretaps. - More than 70 pages of new material - Full of dramatic anecdotes and photos about everything from Capone to Gotti and beyond - Written by acclaimed expert author and reporter of all things Mafia in his weekly online column "Gang Land" (www.ganglandnews.com)

Manifest Destiny's Underworld

Manifest Destiny's Underworld

Filibustering in Antebellum America

  • Author: Robert E. May
  • Publisher: Univ of North Carolina Press
  • ISBN: 9780807855812
  • Category: History
  • Page: 426
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Offering the first full-scale analysis of the filibustering movement, Robert May relates the often-tragic stories of illegal expeditions into Cuba, Mexico, Ecuador, Nicaragua, and other Latin American countries and details surprising numbers of aborted plots, as well. May investigates why thousands of men joined filibustering expeditions, how they were financed, and why the U.S. government had little success in curtailing them. Surveying antebellum popular media, he shows how the filibustering phenomenon infiltrated the American psyche in newspapers, theater, music, advertising, and literature. Condemned abroad as pirates, frequently in language strikingly similar to modern American denunciations of foreign terrorists, the filibusters were often celebrated at home as heroes who epitomized the spirit of Manifest Destiny--Publisher's Website.

The Complete Idiot's Guide to Learning Yiddish

The Complete Idiot's Guide to Learning Yiddish

  • Author: Benjamin Blech
  • Publisher: Penguin
  • ISBN: 9780028633879
  • Category: Foreign Language Study
  • Page: 366
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You're no idiot, of course. You can serve up a mean s'il vous plaît in a French bistro, live la vida loca for a night of margaritas, and manage a sayonara! after sushi, sake, and karaoke. But when it comes to throwing around a little Yiddish, you feel like a total nebbish! Don't throw up your hands in a helpless “Oy, vey” just yet! The Complete Idiot's Guide® to Learning Yiddish is your guide to this unique tongue, whether you're tackling rules of grammar or just throwing around some key phrases so you sound a little less goyish. In this Complete Idiot's Guide® you get: --A fascinating explanation of how and why Yiddish developed. --An easy introduction to the Yiddish alphabet, as well as to the distinctive sound of Yiddish. --All the Yiddish you'll need for communicating with family and friends or for bargain-hunting on New York's Lower East Side. --A treasury of Yiddish words and phrases for everything.

Communication Yearbook 30

Communication Yearbook 30

  • Author: Christina S. Beck
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1135249709
  • Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Page: 532
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Communication Yearbook 30 continues the tradition of publishing rich, state-of-the-discipline literature reviews. This volume offers insightful descriptions of research as well as reflections on the implications of those findings for other areas of the discipline. Editor Christina S. Beck presents a diverse, international selection of articles that highlight empirical and theoretical intersections in the communication discipline. Chapters in this volume include reviews of literature on gain-framed and loss-framed messages, conversational topic, organizational rhetoric, work-life research, collaboration, bullying, forgiveness, language revitalization, Latina/o representation in the media, and television viewing patterns of older adults. This volume will be valuable to scholars across the communication discipline. Communication Yearbook 30 will be particularly beneficial to scholars in the areas of interpersonal, health, organizational, family, and intercultural communication; language and social interaction, and media studies.

Idiot America

Idiot America

How Stupidity Became a Virtue in the Land of the Free

  • Author: Charles Pierce
  • Publisher: Anchor
  • ISBN: 9780767932080
  • Category: Humor
  • Page: 224
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NATIONAL BESTSELLER The three Great Premises of Idiot America: · Any theory is valid if it sells books, soaks up ratings, or otherwise moves units · Anything can be true if someone says it loudly enough · Fact is that which enough people believe. Truth is determined by how fervently they believe it With his trademark wit and insight, veteran journalist Charles Pierce delivers a gut-wrenching, side-splitting lament about the glorification of ignorance in the United States. Pierce asks how a country founded on intellectual curiosity has somehow deteriorated into a nation of simpletons more apt to vote for an American Idol contestant than a presidential candidate. But his thunderous denunciation is also a secret call to action, as he hopes that somehow, being intelligent will stop being a stigma, and that pinheads will once again be pitied, not celebrated. Erudite and razor-sharp, Idiot America is at once an invigorating history lesson, a cutting cultural critique, and a bullish appeal to our smarter selves. From the Trade Paperback edition.

The Complete Idiot's Guide to Understanding Islam, 2nd Edition

The Complete Idiot's Guide to Understanding Islam, 2nd Edition

  • Author: Yahiya Emerick
  • Publisher: Penguin
  • ISBN: 1101097426
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 448
  • View: 1361
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An up-close and up-to-date look at an often misunderstood faith. This completely revised and updated guide explores the tenets of the Qu'ran (A.K.A 'Koran'), examines the history of the religion and its relationship to Christianity and Judaism, and features an expanded section on the true story behind 'jihad'. It explores Islamic views on war and terrorism, including the Muslim perspective on the tragic events of September 11, and the subsequent U.S. presence in both Afghanistan and Iraq. Excellent sales for the 1st Editrion. Islam is the fastest-growing religion in America, with more than six million devoted followers. Features an expanded section on women in Islam, including their status within the Taliban, and the Islamic practice of polygamy.

The Pocket Idiot's Guide to Frases Inglesas

The Pocket Idiot's Guide to Frases Inglesas

  • Author: D. H. Figueredo
  • Publisher: Penguin
  • ISBN: 9781592571895
  • Category: Foreign Language Study
  • Page: 216
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Provides basic, useful phrases in English for native Spanish speakers, with guidelines for pronunciation and cultural hints intended to make basic communication easier and more productive.

Latin Made Simple

Latin Made Simple

A complete introductory course in Classical Latin

  • Author: Doug Julius
  • Publisher: Three Rivers Press
  • ISBN: 0307434354
  • Category: Foreign Language Study
  • Page: 400
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Latin Made Simple makes it easy to increase your understanding of the language and the many ways it has enriched our culture. The perfect primer for anyone who wants to be able to read classical Latin or learn the basics to enhance their vocabulary, this complete course presents Latin grammar clearly and plainly. Void of all nonessentials and refreshingly easy to understand, Latin Made Simple includes: Complete Latin grammar Extensive vocabulary Review quizzes Complete answer key Practice readings Examination of Latin words in the English language Timeline of Roman History and Literature A helpful verb chart English/Latin Dictionary Look for these Made Simple titles: Accounting Made Simple Arithmetic Made Simple Astronomy Made Simple Biology Made Simple Bookkeeping Made Simple Business Letters Made Simple Chemistry Made Simple Computer Science Made Simple Earth Science Made Simple English Made Simple French Made Simple German Made Simple Ingles Hecho Facil Investing Made Simple Italian Made Simple Keyboarding Made Simple Learning English Made Simple Mathematics Made Simple The Perfect Business Plan Made Simple Philosophy Made Simple Physics Made Simple Psychology Made Simple Sign Language Made Simple Spanish Made Simple Spelling Made Simple Statistics Made Simple Your Small Business Made Simple From the Trade Paperback edition.

Scarcity

Scarcity

Why Having Too Little Means So Much

  • Author: Sendhil Mullainathan,Eldar Shafir
  • Publisher: Macmillan
  • ISBN: 0805092641
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 288
  • View: 5423
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Based on cutting-edge research from behavioral science and economics, this eye-opening examination of how scarcity affects our daily lives reveals how individuals and organizations can better manage scarcity for greater satisfaction and success.

Encyclopedia of Ethnicity and Sports in the United States

Encyclopedia of Ethnicity and Sports in the United States

  • Author: George B. Kirsch,Othello Harris,Claire Elaine Nolte
  • Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
  • ISBN: 9780313299117
  • Category: History
  • Page: 530
  • View: 3239
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Traces the development of athletics in the United States by examining the sporting experience of Native Americans, African Americans and the immigrant groups of the United States from Colonial times to the present.

The Complete Idiot's Guide to Understanding Buddhism

The Complete Idiot's Guide to Understanding Buddhism

  • Author: Gary Gach
  • Publisher: Penguin
  • ISBN: 9781592572779
  • Category: Reference
  • Page: 390
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An introduction to the teachings, concepts, schools, and practices of Buddhism explains the creation of the Buddhist universe, life of the Buddha, and enlightenment as a path to freedom from suffering.