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The Age of Faith: The Story of Civilization [Audiobook]
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The Age of Faith: The Story of Civilization [AudiobookThe Age of Faith: The Story of Civilization [Audiobook

A History of Medieval Civilization (Christian, Islamic, and Judaic) from Constantine to Dante, AD 325 - 1300
The fourth volume in Will Durant's Pulitzer Prize-winning series, The Age of Faith surveys the medieval achievements and modern significance of Christian, Islamic, and Judaic life and culture. 

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Daughters of the Dragon: A Comfort Woman's Story
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Daughters of the Dragon: A Comfort Woman's StoryDaughters of the Dragon: A Comfort Woman's Story

During World War II, the Japanese forced 200,000 young Korean women to be sex slaves or "comfort women" for their soldiers. This is one woman's riveting story of strength, courage, and promises kept.

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…isms: Understanding Art
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…isms: Understanding Art

This is an easy to use guide to a wide range of art 'isms'. From the isms of the Renaissance to the isms of now, it gives a practical introduction to all the significant isms that have shaped art history. For each ism, there is a definition, an introduction to the topic, lists of key artists, key words, and key works as well as suggestions of other isms that the reader might be interested in. This book should be a must for everyone who is interested in art - whether they be Sunday afternoon visitors to galleries, art students or the more knowledgeable art connoisseur.
 
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How I Have Improved My English Writing Skills
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How I Have Improved My English Writing SkillsHow I Have Improved My English Writing Skills

Writing a journal is a good way to improve one's English skills. The author, although she did not feel good at writing in English at all, discovered that, once she began keeping a journal in English, she progressively became able to write longer, more accurate, and more detailed sentences. Through keeping a journal she became aware of errors she commonly made, increased her vocabulary, and became used to writing in English. She recommends that all English learners try to keep a journal.
 
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Student Debt: Rhetoric and Realities of Higher Education Financing
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Student Debt: Rhetoric and Realities of Higher Education Financing

This book analyzes reliable evidence to tell the true story of student debt in America. One of the nation’s foremost experts on college finance, Sandy Baum exposes how misleading the widely accepted narrative on student debt is. Baum combines data, research, and analysis to show how the current discourse obscures serious problems, risks misdirecting taxpayer dollars, and could deprive too many Americans of the educational opportunities they deserve. This book and its policy recommendations provide the basis for a new and more constructive national agenda to make paying for college more manageable.
 
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50 Rules Kids Won't Learn in School: Real-World Antidotes to Feel-Good Education
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50 Rules Kids Won't Learn in School: Real-World Antidotes to Feel-Good Education

Charles J. Sykes offers fifty life lessons not included in the self-esteem-laden, reality-light curriculum of most schools. Here are truths about what kids will encounter in the world post-schooling, and ideas for how parents can reclaim lost ground–-not with pep talks and touchy-feely negotiations, but with honesty and respect. Sykes's rules are frank, funny, and tough minded.
 
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Light for the Artist
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Light for the Artist

Intermediate and advanced art students receive a broad vocabulary of effects with this in-depth study of light. The guide offers detailed descriptions that start with the basics — the direction of light, reflections, and shadows — and advance to studies of light in natural and manipulated situations. Examinations of subtler light effects include foreshortening, field effects, multiple light sources, colored light, depicting the light source, and the behavior of light on shiny surfaces.
 
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