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New York: Time, Inc., 2017. Presumed first printing thus. Wraps. 100 pages plus covers. Mailing information on front cover. Slight wear and soiling. Includes illustrations. Most illustrations in color. People is an American weekly magazine of celebrity and human-interest stories, published by Time Inc. With a readership of 46.6 million adults, People has the largest audience of any American magazine. People had $997 million in advertising revenue in 2011, the highest advertising revenue of any American magazine. In 2006, it had a circulation of 3.75 million and revenue expected to top $1.5 billion. It was named "Magazine of the Year" by Advertising Age in October 2005, for excellence in editorial, circulation and advertising. People ranked #6 on Advertising Age's annual "A-list" and #3 on Adweek's "Brand Blazers" list in October 2006. The magazine runs a roughly 50/50 mix of celebrity and human-interest articles. People's editors claim to refrain from printing pure celebrity gossip, enough to lead celebrity publicists to propose exclusives to the magazine, and evidence of what one staffer calls a "publicist-friendly strategy". People's website, focuses on celebrity news and human interest stories. In February 2015, the website broke a new record: 72 million unique visitors. People is perhaps best known for its yearly special issues naming the "World's Most Beautiful," "Best & Worst Dressed" and "Sexiest Man Alive". The magazine's headquarters are in New York and it maintains editorial bureaus in Los Angeles and in London. For economic reasons it closed bureaus in Austin, Miami, and Chicago in 2006.
Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 2003. Presumed First Edition, First printing. Hardcover. xiv, , 359,  pages. Illustrations. Notes. Index. DJ has slight wear and soiling. Richard D. Alba (born December 22, 1942) is an American sociologist, who is a Distinguished Professor at the Graduate Center, CUNY. He is known for developing assimilation theory to fit the contemporary, multi-racial era of immigration, with studies in America, France and Germany. Alba earned his B.A. in 1963 and Ph.D. in 1974 from Columbia University. Alba's text on assimilation theory (written with Victor Nee), Remaking the American Mainstream (2003) won the Thomas & Znaniecki Award of the American Sociological Association and the Eastern Sociological Society’s Mirra Komarovsky Award. It was one of the most highly cited works in sociology. Alba has also written about the historical realities of assimilation, using Italian Americans to exemplify them. His book, Ethnic Identity: The Transformation of White America, summarizes his thinking on the assimilation of the so-called white ethnics.
New York: Pantheon Books, 1999. First Edition [Stated], First Printing [Stated]. Hardcover. x, 694 pages. Family tree on endpapers. Illustrations. Maps. Plans, Notes. Index. DJ has slight wear, soiling and sticker residue. Adele Logan Alexander is an adjunct professor of history at George Washington University, where she has taught since 1983. She teaches the history of slavery, the civil rights movement, and African-American women. She has taught at Howard University, University of Maryland, and Trinity College. Her research focuses on the black Atlantic world, African-American history, and family history. She has written two books, Ambiguous Lives: Free Women of Color in Rural Georgia, 1789-1879, and Homelands and Waterways: The American Journey of the Bond Family, 1846-1926. The latter book won the non-fiction prize of the Black Caucus of the American Library Association. In 2003 the African American Historical and Genealogical Society recognized her contributions to family history with an award for Outstanding Lifetime Contribution.
New York, NY: Statue of Liberty-Ellis Island Foundation, Inc., 1985. Presumed First Edition, First printing. Hardcover. 304 pages. Illustrated endpapers. Profusely illustrated. Author's Note. Illustration Credits. Index. Oversized book measuring 10-3/4 inches by 9 inches. This is the official book for the Centennial of the Statue of Liberty, published by The Statue of Liberty--Ellis Island Foundation, Inc. Topics covered include Liberty: The Story of the Statue; Old Lands, New Nation; The Perils of the Journey; Promise of a Young Land; Iron Rails, Golden Mountain; Through Ellis Island; The Shock of the Great City; Years of Hope and Struggle; and The Enduring Dream. Also includes Afterword: Tracing the Family; Author's Note and Illustrations Credits; and Index. Also contains an Afterword: Tracing the Family.
New York: W. W. Norton & Company, 1996. First Printing [Stated]. Hardcover. 287,  pages. Charts, Notes. Index. DJ has slight wear and soiling. Roy Howard Beck is an American journalist and public policy analyst who founded and has served as President of NumbersUSA since its inception in 1997. Beck was a journalist for three decades before founding NumbersUSA. He is former Washington D. C. bureau chief of Booth Newspapers and an environment-beat newspaper reporters, formerly with The Grand Rapids Press and The Cincinnati Enquirer. Beck was also the Washington DC editor of John Tanton's magazine The Social Contract. The New York Times credited Beck's NumbersUSA organization with applying enough pressure to U.S. Senators to defeat a comprehensive immigration bill in June 2007. He has been described as a "tutor" for U.S. Representative Tom Tancredo on immigration issues.
Detroit, Michigan: Wayne State University Press, 1998. First Printing [Stated]. Hardcover. 388,  pages. DJ has slight wear and soiling. Includes 32 black and white illustrations following page 197. Also includes Notes, Dates of the Hillulah; Morocco: Map of Jewish Saints; List of Saints According to Their Burial Place; Glossary; Bibliography; Index of Saints and Their Tombs; and General Index. Part One includes Introduction; Terms Used to Designate Saints; Genesis of a Saint; Families of Saints and Their Descendants; The Saints and Erets Yisra'el; Saints and Their Disciples; Saints as Miracle Makers; Saints and the World of Nature; Dreams in Saint Veneration; Visiting the Saint: The Hillulah; Poems and Songs of the Hillulah; The Communal Organization around the Holy Sites; Relations between Jews and Muslims in Saint Veneration; Saint Worship as Practiced by Jews and Muslims in Morocco; Moroccan Jewry and Saint Worship in Israel; and Conclusion. Part Two includes The Saints: Tales and Legends; and Holy Women: Tales and Legends. The author was a senior researcher and lecturer on Jewish and Comparative Folklore at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. He eared his Ph.D. from the Georg-August University in Gottingen, Germany. This is one of the Raphael Patai Series in Jewish Folklore and Anthropology. The author presents the reader with the miraculous tales and legends of the Jewish patron saints as well as a masterful compendium of 656 Jewish saints, including 25 women. This book assures us that the memory of these saints and of their devoted followers will be kept alive.