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ABSOLUTELY TRUE DIARY OF A PART-TIME INDIAN (P)

ABSOLUTELY TRUE DIARY OF A PART-TIME INDIAN (P)
$17.00
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Bestselling author Sherman Alexie tells the story of Junior, a budding cartoonist growing up on the Spokane Indian Reservation. Determined to take his future into his own hands, Junior leaves his troubled school on the rez to attend an all-white farm town high school where the only other Indian is the school mascot.
Heartbreaking, funny, and beautifully written, The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian, which is based on the author's own experiences, coupled with poignant drawings by Ellen Forney that reflect the character's art, chronicles the contemporary adolescence of one Native American boy as he attempts to break away from the life he was destined to live.
With a forward by Markus Zusak, interviews with Sherman Alexie and Ellen Forney, and four-color interior art throughout, this edition is perfect for fans and collectors alike.
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9780316013697

ADVANCING VOCABULARY SKILLS (P)

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$21.00
Introduces 300 essential words and word parts that are needed for general reading comprehension in high school and college.
ISBN/SKU: 
9781591941934
Author: 
Sherrie L. Nist
Publication Date: 
2006-12-31
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Publisher: 
Prentice Hall

AUTHENTIC ALASKA : VOICES OF ITS NATIVE WRITERS

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$21.00
In this lively and sometimes poignant collection of essays and autobiographies, nearly fifty Alaska Native writers tell of their unique way of life and bear witness to the sweeping cultural changes occurring in their lifetimes.

They explore arange of experiences and issues, including skinning a polar bear; traditional domestic and subsistence practices; marriage customs; alcoholism; the challenges and opportunities of modern education; balancing traditional and contemporary demands; discrimination; adapting to urban life; the treatment of Native peoples in school textbooks; and the social realities of speaking standard and village English.

With its fresh perspectives and unfailingly authentic voices, this collection is essential for an understanding of Alaska Native peoples today.

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ISBN/SKU: 
9780803259331
Author: 
Creed, John
Publication Date: 
1997-12-31
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Bison Books

BOOK OF RHYMES (P)

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$16.00
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If asked to list the greatest innovators of modern American poetry, few of us would think to include Jay-Z or Eminem in their number. And yet hip hop is the source of some of the most exciting developments in verse today. The media uproar in response to its controversial lyrical content has obscured hip hop’s revolution of poetic craft and experience: Only in rap music can the beat of a song render poetic meter audible, allowing an MC’s wordplay to move a club-full of eager listeners.

Examining rap history’s most memorable lyricists and their inimitable techniques, literary scholar Adam Bradley argues that we must understand rap as poetry or miss the vanguard of poetry today. Book of Rhymes explores America’s least understood poets, unpacking their surprisingly complex craft, and according rap poetry the respect it deserves.

ISBN/SKU: 
9780465003471
Author: 
Adam Bradley
Publication Date: 
2009-02-24
Publisher: 
Basic Civitas Books

FLASH FICTION INTERNATIONAL (P)

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$15.95
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What is a flash fiction called in other countries? In Latin America it is amicro, in Denmark kortprosa, in Bulgaria mikro razkaz. These short shorts, usually no more than 750 words, range from linear narratives to the more unusual: stories based on mathematical forms, a paragraph-length novel, a scientific report on volcanic fireflies that proliferate in nightclubs. Flash has always and everywhere been a form of experiment, of possibility. A new entry in the lauded Flash and Sudden Fiction anthologies, this collection includes 86 of the most beautiful, provocative, and moving narratives by authors from six continents, including best-selling writer Etgar Keret, Zimbabwean writer Petina Gappah, Korean screenwriter Kim Young-ha, Nobel Prize winner Czeslaw Milosz, and Argentinian Queen of the Microstory Ana Maria Shua, among many others. These brilliantly chosen stories challenge readers to widen their vision and celebrate both the local and the universal."
ISBN/SKU: 
9780393346077
Publication Date: 
2015-04-12
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Publisher: 
W. W. Norton & Company

GLASS CASTLE (P)

GLASS CASTLE  (P)
$18.00
Jeannette Walls grew up with parents whose ideals and stubborn nonconformity were both their curse and their salvation. Rex and Rose Mary Walls had four children. In the beginning, they lived like nomads, moving among Southwest desert towns, camping in the mountains. Rex was a charismatic, brilliant man who, when sober, captured his children's imagination, teaching them physics, geology, and above all, how to embrace life fearlessly. Rose Mary, who painted and wrote and couldn't stand the responsibility of providing for her family, called herself an "excitement addict." Cooking a meal that would be consumed in fifteen minutes had no appeal when she could make a painting that might last forever.

Later, when the money ran out, or the romance of the wandering life faded, the Walls retreated to the dismal West Virginia mining town -- and the family -- Rex Walls had done everything he could to escape. He drank. He stole the grocery money and disappeared for days. As the dysfunction of the family escalated, Jeannette and her brother and sisters had to fend for themselves, supporting one another as they weathered their parents' betrayals and, finally, found the resources and will to leave home.

What is so astonishing about Jeannette Walls is not just that she had the guts and tenacity and intelligence to get out, but that she describes her parents with such deep affection and generosity. Hers is a story of triumph against all odds, but also a tender, moving tale of unconditional love in a family that despite its profound flaws gave her the fiery determination to carve out a successful life on her own terms.

For two decades, Jeannette Walls hid her roots. Now she tells her own story. A regular contributor to MSNBC.com, she lives in New York and Long Island and is married to the writer John Taylor.

ISBN/SKU: 
9780743247542
Author: 
Jeannette Walls
Publication Date: 
2006-01-17
Publisher: 
Scribner

GLENCOE WORLD LITERATURE

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$82.00
$61.00
$61.00 - $82.00

"World Literature" (c) 2004 is a superb collection of short stories, poems, and plays from around the globe. This anthology is ideally suited for use as an integral part of the standard high school English curriculum or for a global literature elective. Content and activities provide valuable practice in preparing high school students for college classes or for the Advanced Placement exam. "World Literature" can also be used in an English-social studies core program that focuses on the study of world cultures, or as the perfect literature supplement to a world history course!

ISBN/SKU: 
9780078603525
Author: 
Rosenberg, Donna
Publication Date: 
2003-04-30
Author: 
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Publisher: 
McGraw-Hill/Glencoe

HYPERBOREAL (P)

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$18.00
Winner of the 2012 Donald Hall Prize in Poetry
Selected by Arthur Sze
Hyperboreal
originates from diasporas. It attempts to make sense of change and to prepare for cultural, climate, and political turns that are sure to continue. The poems originate from the hope that our lives may be enriched by the expression of and reflection on the cultural strengths inherent to indigenous culture. It concerns King Island, the ancestral home of the author's family until the federal government's Bureau of Indian Affairs forcibly and permanently relocated its residents. The poems work towards the assembly of an identity, both collective and singular, that is capable of looking forward from the recollection and impact of an entire community's relocation to distant and arbitrary urban centers. Through language, Hyperboreal grants forum to issues of displacement, lack of access to traditional lands and resources and loss of family that King Island people and all Inuit are contending with."
ISBN/SKU: 
9780822962625
Author: 
Kane, Joan Naviyuk
Publication Date: 
2013-10-20
Publisher: 
University of Pittsburgh Press

LIKE WATER FOR CHOCOLATE (TRADE ED) (P)

LIKE WATER FOR CHOCOLATE (TRADE ED) (P)
$16.00
Earthy, magical, and utterly charming, this tale of family life in turn-of-the-century Mexico became a best-selling phenomenon with its winning blend of poignant romance and bittersweet wit. The classic love story takes place on the De la Garza ranch, as the tyrannical owner, Mama Elena, chops onions at the kitchen table in her final days of pregnancy. While still in her mother's womb, her daughter to be weeps so violently she causes an early labor, and little Tita slips out amid the spices and fixings for noodle soup. This early encounter with food soon becomes a way of life, and Tita grows up to be a master chef. She shares special points of her favorite preparations with listeners throughout the story.

The Spanish language edition of the best-selling "Like Water For Chocolate" is a remarkable success in its own right. Now, in this mass market edition, thousands of new readers will be able to partake in the sumptuous, romantic, and hilarious tale of Tita, the terrific cook with an extra special something in her sauce.

"A delightful first novel... the fragrant story makes you dream of love and want your supper too". -- "Glamour".

"A mystical Mexican love story... [that] will charm the palate and the heart". -- "USA Today".

"A tall-tal, fairy-tale, soap-opera and home-remedy handbook all rolled into one". -- "San Francisco Chronicle".

ISBN/SKU: 
9780385420174
Author: 
Esquivel, Laura
Publication Date: 
1995-09-30
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Publisher: 
Anchor Books

LONESOME DOVE (P)

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$21.00
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A love story, an adventure, and an epic of the frontier, Larry McMurtry s Pulitzer Prize winning classic, Lonesome Dove, the third book in the Lonesome Dove tetralogy, is the grandest novel ever written about the last defiant wilderness of America.
Journey to the dusty little Texas town of Lonesome Dove and meet an unforgettable assortment of heroes and outlaws, whores and ladies, Indians and settlers. Richly authentic, beautifully written, always dramatic, Lonesome Dove is a book to make us laugh, weep, dream, and remember."
ISBN/SKU: 
9781439195260
Author: 
McMurtry, Larry
Publication Date: 
2010-05-31
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Publisher: 
Simon & Schuster

NORTON FIELD GUIDE TO WRITING WITH HANDBOOK (P)

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$79.00
$59.00
$59.00 - $79.00
The Norton Field Guide to Writing is available with a handbook, an anthology, or both and all versions are now available as low-cost ebooks and in mobile-compatible formats for iPhones, Droids, and iPads. "
ISBN/SKU: 
9780393919585
Author: 
Weinberg, Francine
Publication Date: 
2013-01-31
Author: 
Publisher: 
Publisher: 
W. W. Norton & Company

PERSPECTIVES ON CONTEMPORARY ISSUES (P)

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$145.00
$109.00
$109.00 - $145.00
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PERSPECTIVES on CONTEMPORARY ISSUES, 7th Edition, approaches learning as the interconnectedness of ideas and disciplinary perspectives. This cross-disciplinary reader encourages critical thinking and academic writing by presenting a variety of perspectives on current issues across the curriculum.
ISBN/SKU: 
9781285425849
Author: 
Ackley, Katherine Anne
Publication Date: 
2013-12-31
Publisher: 
Publisher: 
Cengage Learning

POETRY HANDBOOK (P)

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$20.00
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With passion, wit, and good common sense, the celebrated poet Mary Oliver tells of the basic ways a poem is built-meter and rhyme, form and diction, sound and sense. Drawing on poems from Robert Frost, Elizabeth Bishop, and others, Oliver imparts an extraordinary amount of information in a remarkably short space. Stunning (Los Angeles Times). Index.
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ISBN/SKU: 
9780156724005
Author: 
Oliver, Mary
Publication Date: 
1994-07-31
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Publisher: 
Publisher: 
Mariner Books

POETRY SPEAKS WHO I AM - WITH CD

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$20.00
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Poetry Speaks Who I Am is filled with more than 100 remarkable selections for ages 12-14 from a wide variety of poets.
ISBN/SKU: 
9781402210747
Author: 
Elise Paschen
Publication Date: 
2010-02-28
Publisher: 
Publisher: 
Sourcebooks

PURELY ALASKA: AUTHENTIC VOICES FROM THE FAR NORTH

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$21.00
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In the immense, road less expanse of the Far North, storytelling has thrived for many generations. Stories range from harrowing survival adventures to tales of other exotic people, places, and cultures. This anthology captures some of these stories as told by rural Alaskans.This volume is a sequel to "Authentic Alaska." The majority of writers whose work appears here have lived in rural Alaska for many years. This anthology offers glimpses of regular people meeting life's everyday challenges while experiencing the same struggles, joys, and idiosyncrasies that humans face everywhere; adolescents coming of age, struggles with addiction, regional idiom, and cross-cultural challenges.

ISBN/SKU: 
9781935347101
Author: 
32 writers from rural Alaska
Publication Date: 
2010-05-31
Publisher: 
Publisher: 
Epicenter Press (WA)

REINVENTING THE ENEMY'S LANGUAGE (P)

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$29.00
This long-awaited anthology celebrates the experience of Native American women and is at once an important contribution to our literature and an historical document. It is the most comprehensive anthology of its kind to collect poetry, fiction, prayer, and memoir from Native American women. Over eighty writers are represented from nearly fifty nations, including such nationally known writers as Louise Erdrich, Linda Hogan, Leslie Marmon Silko, Lee Maracle, Janet Campbell Hale, and Luci Tapahonso; others Wilma Mankiller, Winona LaDuke, and Bea Medicine who are known primarily for their contributions to tribal communities; and some who are published here for the first time in this landmark volume."
ISBN/SKU: 
9780393318289
Publication Date: 
1998-09-16
Publisher: 
Publisher: 
W. W. Norton & Company

RULES FOR WRITERS (EXPIRES IN 120 DAYS)

RULES FOR WRITERS (EXPIRES IN 120 DAYS)
$20.23
ISBN/SKU: 
174529823216291

Rules for Writers with 2016 MLA Update

Rules for Writers with 2016 MLA Update
$57.00
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THIS TITLE HAS BEEN UPDATED TO REFLECT THE 2016 MLA UPDATES! Our editorial team has updated this text based on content from The MLA Handbook, 8th Edition. Browse our catalog or contact your representative for a full listing of updated titles and packages, or to request a custom ISBN.When students routinely use their handbook in the course, they see its value, find that it's a faster way to get answers than search engines like Google, learn to rely on it as a reference, and are more likely to achieve the goals of the course. And when that handbook is Rules for Writers, you can be sure the advice they find is practical and reliable--with help for composing and revising, writing arguments, analyzing texts, using grammar and punctuation correctly, and working with sources. In revising the eighth edition, Nancy Sommers has woven a new emphasis on reading critically throughout the first section of the handbook, introduced advice for analyzing multimodal texts, and added help for public speaking. New practical Writing Guides support students working through college assignments in a variety of genres. And new peer review advice helps students effectively comment on drafts and apply feedback to revisions of their own work. All of these improvements help student writers--but they also save you time and effort. You can draw from Rules for Writers for planning class discussions, conducting in-class workshops, and providing feedback on student work that they can easily apply. Rules for Writers even comes with a complete instructor's manual, Teaching with Hacker Handbooks, with stepped-out lesson plans to customize and sample assignments, syllabi, and rubrics from your peers.
ISBN/SKU: 
9781319083496
Author: 
Sommers, Nancy
Publication Date: 
2016-07-17
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Publisher: 
Publisher: 
Bedford Books

SCRIBNER ANTH OF CONTEMPORARY SHORT FICTION (REV & UPD)

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$21.00
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Fifty remarkable short stories from a range of contemporary fiction authors including Junot Diaz, Amy Tan, Jamaica Kincaid, Jhumpa Lahiri, and more, selected from a survey of more than five hundred English professors, short story writers, and novelists.
Contributors include Russell Banks, Donald Barthelme, Rick Bass, Richard Bausch, Charles Baxter, Amy Bloom, T.C. Boyle, Kevin Brockmeier, Robert Olen Butler, Sandra Cisneros, Peter Ho Davies, Janet Desaulniers, Junot Diaz, Anthony Doerr, Stuart Dybek, Deborah Eisenberg, Richard Ford, Mary Gaitskill, Dagoberto Gilb, Ron Hansen, A.M. Homes, Mary Hood, Denis Johnson, Edward P. Jones, Thom Jones, Jamaica Kincaid, Jhumpa Lahiri, David Leavitt, Kelly Link, Reginald McKnight, David Means, Susan Minot, Rick Moody, Bharati Mukherjee, Antonya Nelson, Joyce Carol Oates, Tim O'Brien, Daniel Orozco, Julie Orringer, ZZ Packer, Annie Proulx, Stacey Richter, George Saunders, Joan Silber, Leslie Marmon Silko, Susan Sontag, Amy Tan, Melanie Rae Thon, Alice Walker, and Steve Yarbrough.
ISBN/SKU: 
9781416532279
Author: 
Martone, Michael
Publication Date: 
2007-12-03
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Publisher: 
Publisher: 
Touchstone Books

THE ALASKA NATIVE READER: HISTORY, CULTURE, POLITICS (THE WO

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$29.00
Alaska is home to more than two hundred federally recognized tribes. Yet the long histories and diverse cultures of Alaska’s first peoples are often ignored, while the stories of Russian fur hunters and American gold miners, of salmon canneries and oil pipelines, are praised. Filled with essays, poems, songs, stories, maps, and visual art, this volume foregrounds the perspectives of Alaska Native people, from a Tlingit photographer to Athabascan and Yup’ik linguists, and from an Alutiiq mask carver to a prominent Native politician and member of Alaska’s House of Representatives. The contributors, most of whom are Alaska Natives, include scholars, political leaders, activists, and artists. The majority of the pieces in The Alaska Native Reader were written especially for the volume, while several were translated from Native languages.

The Alaska Native Reader describes indigenous worldviews, languages, arts, and other cultural traditions as well as contemporary efforts to preserve them. Several pieces examine Alaska Natives’ experiences of and resistance to Russian and American colonialism; some of these address land claims, self-determination, and sovereignty. Some essays discuss contemporary Alaska Native literature, indigenous philosophical and spiritual tenets, and the ways that Native peoples are represented in the media. Others take up such diverse topics as the use of digital technologies to document Native cultures, planning systems that have enabled indigenous communities to survive in the Arctic for thousands of years, and a project to accurately represent Dena’ina heritage in and around Anchorage. Fourteen of the volume’s many illustrations appear in color, including work by the contemporary artists Subhankar Banerjee, Perry Eaton, Erica Lord, and Larry McNeil.

ISBN/SKU: 
9780822344803
Publication Date: 
2009-09-25
Publisher: 
Duke University Press Books

THE KIDS FROM NOWHERE

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$12.00
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From the world-award-winning writer comes the gripping, true story of a group of Alaskan Eskimo students who, despite nearly impossible odds, achieve one of the most stunning educational feats in the history of American education.
 
In 1982, George Guthridge brought his wife and two young daughters to Gambell, Alaska, a small village on the edge of the remote blizzard-swept St. Lawrence Island in the Bering Sea, one of the harshest and most remote places in Alaska. Guthridge was there to teach at a Siberian-Yupik school -- a school so troubled it was under threat of closure.
 
For its own reasons, the school district enters the students into one of the most difficult academic competitions in the nation. The school has no computers and very few books. The students lack world knowledge and speak English as a second language. Still, George resolves to coach them to a state championship. But the students have an even greater goal of their own.
 
Hilarious, disturbing, densely atmospheric -- and packed with surprises at every turn -- The Kids from Nowhere is a powerful, poignant story that will make you want to cry and cheer at the same time. Similar to an Alaskan Stand and Deliver, this is an inspiring story of triumph over adversity that provides a fascinating view of a remote Alaska Native village.
ISBN/SKU: 
9780882406510
Author: 
George Guthridge
Publication Date: 
2006-10-01
Publisher: 
Alaska Northwest Books

THE RAVEN'S GIFT

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$15.00
John Morgan and his wife can barely contain their excitement upon arriving as the new teachers in a Yup'ik Eskimo village on the windswept Alaskan tundra. But their move proves disastrous when a deadly epidemic strikes and the isolated community descends into total chaos. When outside aid fails to arrive, John s only hope lies in escaping the snow-covered tundra and the hunger of the other survivors he must make the thousand-mile trek across the Alaskan wilderness for help. He encounters a blind Eskimo girl and an elderly woman who need his protection, and he needs their knowledge of the terrain to survive. The harsh journey pushes him beyond his limits as he discovers a new sense of hope and the possibility of loving again."
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9780143187493
Author: 
Rearden, Don
Publication Date: 
2013-06-30
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Publisher: 
Publisher: 
Pintail

THE WADSWORTH HANDBOOK (EXPIRES IN 120 DAYS)

THE WADSWORTH HANDBOOK (EXPIRES IN 120 DAYS)
$44.00
ISBN/SKU: 
575404441544348

THIS WILL CHANGE EVERYTHING (LIFETIME)

THIS WILL CHANGE EVERYTHING (LIFETIME)
$23.00
ISBN/SKU: 
193807055703904

WADSWORTH HANDBOOK (W/OUT ACCESS CARD)

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$181.00
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With practical advice on topics ranging from writing effective essays, paragraphs, and sentences to documenting sources and designing Web pages, THE WADSWORTH HANDBOOK is the essential tool for any college student! Tailored to the way students like you study and learn, this handbook is THE go-to guide for every kind of writing--in and out of the classroom. THE WADSWORTH HANDBOOK, Tenth Edition, helps you produce sound academic writing, introducing you to the principles of college writing in the twenty-first century. Available with InfoTrac Student Collections http: //gocengage.com/infotrac.
ISBN/SKU: 
9781133308775
Author: 
Mandell, Stephen R
Publication Date: 
2012-12-31
Author: 
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Publisher: 
Wadsworth Publishing