Feb. 9-15: Balenciaga, Bullies And 'The Biological Roots Of Crime'

Sticks and Stones

Defeating the Culture of Bullying and Rediscovering the Power of Character and Empathy

by Emily Bazelon

Paperback, 391 pages, Random House Inc, $16, published February 11 2014 | purchase

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Sticks And Stones
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Defeating the Culture of Bullying and Rediscovering the Power of Character and Empathy
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Emily Bazelon

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Emily Bazelon explores teen bullying: what it is, what it isn't and how the rise of the Internet and social media make the experience more challenging.

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The Master of Us All

Balenciaga, His Workrooms, His World

by Mary Blume

Paperback, 228 pages, Farrar Straus & Giroux, $15, published February 11 2014 | purchase

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The Master of Us All
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Balenciaga, His Workrooms, His World
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Mary Blume

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In the 1940s and '50s, Cristobal Balenciaga, the son of a poor Spanish seamstress, crafted the most sought-after bell-shaped coats, feathered pencil skirts and tunic dresses. He became an international fashion star, but, according to journalist Mary Blume, he had no interest in being one.

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The Double V

How Wars, Protest, and Harry Truman Desegregated America's Military

by Rawn James Jr.

Paperback, 288 pages, St Martins Pr, $18, published March 25 2014 | purchase

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The Double V
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How Wars, Protest, and Harry Truman Desegregated America's Military
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Rawn James Jr.

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Rawn James Jr. argues that if you want to understand the story of race in America, you must understand the history of African-Americans in the military. In The Double V, James documents the contributions of black troops since the Revolutionary War, and efforts to counter deep-seated racism on the fields and on military bases.

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The Anatomy of Violence

The Biological Roots of Crime

by Adrian Raine

Paperback, 478 pages, Random House Inc, $17.95, published February 11 2014 | purchase

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The Anatomy of Violence
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The Biological Roots of Crime
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Adrian Raine

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Criminologist Adrian Raine argues that while there is a social and environmental element to violent behavior, biology also plays a role.

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Gettysburg

The Last Invasion

by Allen C. Guelzo

Paperback, 632 pages, Random House Inc, $16.95, published February 11 2014 | purchase

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Gettysburg
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The Last Invasion
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Allen C. Guelzo

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Allen C. Guelzo presents a 150th anniversary account of the legendary Civil War battle from the perspectives of ordinary soldiers. Gettysburg offers insight into 19th-century military practices and how politics influenced the battle.

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