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COLLEGE TEXTBOOKS: COMMUNICATION
Communicating in Groups: Applications and Skills (McGraw-Hill, 2009) by Katherine Adams and Gloria Galanes (7th ed.).
Critical Thinking: Principles and Strategies (Argumentation) by Daniel O’Neill
Experiencing Intercultural Communication: An Introduction (McGraw-Hill, 2008) by Judith Martin and Thomas Nakayama (3rd ed.)
Fundamentals of Organizational Communication (Pearson, 2009) by Pamela Shockley- Zalabak, P. (7th ed.).
Interviewing: Principles and Practices (McGraw Hill, 2008) by Charles Stewart and William Cash, (12th ed.).
Introduction to Communication Research (McGraw-Hill, 2008) by John C. Reinard.
Introduction to Mass Communication: Media Literacy and Culture (McGraw-Hill, 2008) by Stanley Baran (5th ed.)
The Dark Side of Close Relationships (Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, 1998) by Brian Spitzberg and William Cupach.
The Etiquette Advantage in Business (HarperCollins Publishers, 2005) by Peggy Post and Peter Post (2nd ed.)
The Gender Communication Connection (Houghton Mifflin, 2003) by Teri Gamble and Michael Gamble.
The Interpersonal Communication Book (Pearson Education, 2007) by Joseph Devito (11th ed.).
The Social Media Bible (John Wiley & Sons, 2009) by Lon Safko and David Brake.
Twitter Power: How to Dominate Your Market One Tweet at a Time (John Wiley & Sons, 2009) by Joel Comm.
COLLEGE TEXTBOOKS: BUSINESS
ABC’s of Relationship Selling through Service (McGraw-Hill Irwin, 2009) by Charles M. Futrell (10th ed.)
How to Work a Room: Your Essential Guide to Savvy Socializing (Collins Living, 2000) by Susan Roane (Revised ed.), 298 pages.
Marketing (McGraw-Hill, 2009) by Roger Kerin, Steven Hartley, and William Rudelius, (9th ed.).
Sports Marketing (McGraw-Hill, 2010) by Sam Fullerton, (2nd. ed.).
The Cultural Matrix: The Holistic and Integrative Thinking Approach to Consumer Behavior (Whittier Publications, Inc, 2006) by Homer B. Warren.
The Future of Business: The Essentials (Thompson South-Western, 2006), by Lawrence Gitman and Carl McDaniel (2nd ed.).
The Practice of Public Relations (Pearson Prentice Hall, 2007) by Fraser Seitel (10th ed.).
American Government (Houghton Mifflin, 2004) by Alan Gitelson, Robert Dudley, and Melvin Dubnick, (7th ed.).
Art: A Brief History (Pearson Education, 2007) by Marilyn Stokstad, (3rd ed.).
Critical Thinking, Thoughtful Writing: A Rhetoric with Readings (Houghton Mifflin, 2005) by John Chaffee, Christine McMahon, and Barbara Stout, (3rd ed.).
Flashback: A Brief History of Film (Pearson Prentice Hall, 2006) by Louis Giannetti and Scott Eyman (5th ed.).
Invitation to Psychology (Pearson Prentice Hall, 2005) by Carole Wade and Carol Tavris, (3rd ed.).
Sociology: For the Twenty-First Century (Pearson Prentice Hall, 2005) by Tim Curry, Robert Jiobu, and Kent Schwirian (4th ed.).
The Writer’s Way (Houghton Mifflin, 2005) by Jack Rawlins (6th ed.).
Tomorrow’s Technology and You (Prentice-Hall, 2008) by George Beekman and Michael Quinn (8th ed.).
Understanding Earth (W. H. Freeman, 2003) by Frank Press, Raymond Silver, John Grotzinger, and Thomas Jordan, (4th ed.).
World Civilizations: Volume 1 To 1700 (Thompson Wadsworth, 2006) by Philip Adler and Randall Pouwels (4th ed.).
NON-FICTION BOOKS: BUSINESS
Dave’s Way: A New Approach to Old Fashioned Success (Berkley Books, 1992) by R. David Thomas (Founder of Wendy’s International)
How To Be A Billionaire: Proven Strategies from the Titans of Wealth (John Wiley & Sons, 2000) by Martin S. Fridson.
How to Win Friends and Influence People (Pocket Books, 1990) by Dale Carnegie.
Never Eat Alone: And Other Secrets to Success One Relationship at a Time (Doubleday, 2005) by Keith Ferrazzi.
Rich Dad, Poor Dad: What The Rich Teach Their Kids About Money – That The Poor And Middle Class Do Not! (Warner Books, 1998) by Robert Kiyosaki
Six-Week Start-Up: A step-by-step program for starting your business, making money, and achieving your goals! (The Planning Shop, 2004) by Rhonda Abrams.
Start Your Own Business: The Only Start-Up Book You’ll Ever Need (Entrepreneur Press, 2004) by Rievea Lesonsky (3rd ed.).
The Automatic Millionaire: A Powerful One-Step Plan to Live and Finish Rich (Broadway Books, 2004) by David Bach.
The Business Start-Up Kit: Everything You Need to Know about Starting and Growing Your Own Business (Dearborn Trade Publishing, 2003) by Steven Strauss.
The E-Myth Revisited: Why Most Small Businesses Don’t Work and What to Do About It (HarperCollins, 1995) BY Michael Gerber.
The 9 Steps To Financial Freedom: Practical & Spiritual Steps So You Can Stop Worrying (Crown Publishers, 1997) by Suze Orman.
The One Minute Millionaire: The Enlightened Way to Wealth (Harmony Books, 2002) by Mark Victor Hansen and Robert Allen (Both Non-fiction and Fiction in one book).
The Warren Buffet Way (John Wiley & Sons, 2005) by Robert G. Hagstrom.
Affirmative Action: Opposing Viewpoints Series (Greenhaven Press, 2005) by Leora Maltz.
A Writer’s Guide to Nonfiction (The Berkeley Publishing Group, 2003) by Elizabeth Lyon.
Brainstorming: How to Create Successful Ideas (Doubleday, 1958) by Charles Clark
Critique of Pure Reason (Modern Library, 1958) by Immanuel Kant
1100 Words You Need to Know (Barrons Educational Series, 1987) by Murray Bromberg and Melvin Gordon (2nd ed.).
Fit For Life (Warner Books, 1985) by Harvey Diamond and Marilyn Diamond
Getting Straight A’s (Kensington Publishing, 1993) by Gordon Green.
How the Great Religions Began (Dodd Mead, 1981) by Joseph Gaer
How to Remember Names and Faces (Nelson Doubleday, 1958) by Edward Stoddard.
Illegal Immigration: Opposing Viewpoints Series (Greenhaven Press, 2006)
Inside Delta Force: The Story of America’s Elite Counterterrorist Unit (Delacorte Press, 2002) by Eric Haney.
Inside the Vatican: The Politics and Organization of the Catholic Church (Harvard University Press, 1998) by Thomas Reese S.J.
I Remember America (Funk & Wagnalis, 1975) by Eric Sloane.
Life Application Study Bible (Tyndale House Publishers, 1996)
Note-taking Made Easy (The University of Wisconsin Press, 1982) by Judi Kesselman-Turkel and Franklynn Peterson
On Becoming a Novelist (W. W. Norton, 1983) by John Gardner.
On Population (Modern Library, 1960) by T.R. Malthus and Gertrude Himmelfarb
On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft (Scribner, 2000) by Stephen King.
Practical Outdoor Survival: A Modern Approach to Staying Alive in the Wilderness (The Lyons Press, 1992) by Len McDougall
Seven Habits of Highly Effective People (Free Press, 1990) by Stephen Covey
She’ll Cross an Ocean If You Will (Kohinoor Press, 2004) by Daniel E. Smith
601 Words You Need to Know to Pass Your Exam (Barrons Educational Series, 1989) by Murray Bromberg and Julius Liebb
Study Smarter, Not Harder (Self-Counsel Press, 1996) by Kevin Paul
Tips from the Top: Advice for a Young Person from 125 of America's Most Successful People, Recommendations from Famous People for an Early Start on Success - My Favorite Letters (Trafford Publishing, 2003) by Bradley N. Gallagher
The American Family Farm (Motorbooks International, 1996) by Hans Halberstadt
The Art of Fiction: Notes on Craft For Young Writers (Vintage Books, 1983) by John Gardner.
The Four Agreements: A Toltec Wisdom Book (Amber-Allen, 1997) by Don Miguel Ruiz.
The Freemasons: A History of the World’s Most Powerful Secret Society (Arcade Publishing, 2002) by Jasper Ridley.
The New Case Against Immigration: Both Legal and Illegal (Penguin Group, 2008) by Mark Krikorian.
The Power of Positive Thinking (Ballantine Books, 1996) by Norman Vincent Peale.
The Salem Country Club: It’s First Hundred Years (UPS Store, 2009) by William Ward.
The Teenager’s Guide to the Real World: How to Become a Successful Adult (BYG Publishing, 1997) by Marshall Brain.
Three Cups of Tea: One Man’s Mission to Promote Peace…One School at a Time (Penguin Books, 2006) by Greg Mortenson and David Relin
Unlimited Power (Fawcett Columbine, 1987) by Anthony Robbins
What Smart Students Know: Maximum Grades. Optimum Learning. Minimum Time (Three Rivers Press, 1993) by Adam Robinson
Will: The Autobiography of G. Gordon Liddy (St. Martin’s Press, 1997) by G. Gordon Liddy, (3rd ed.).
NON-FICTION BOOKS: JEWELRY AND MINERALS
Cameos Old and New (Springer, 1991) by Anna M. Miller
Color Encyclopedia of Gemstones (Van Nostrand Reinhold, 1987) by Joel Arem (2nd ed.).
Crystal & Gem (Alfred A. Knopf – Eyewitness Books, 1991)
Dana’s Minerals and How to Study Them (John Wiley & Sons, 1998) by Cornelius Hurlbut, Jr. and W. Edwin Sharp (4th ed.).
Gem Reference Guide: For the GIA Colored Stones, Gem Identification, and Colored Stones Grading Courses (Gemological Institute of America, 1988).
Gems and Jewelry Appraising: Techniques of Professional Practice (Van Nostrand Reinhold, 1988) by Anna M. Miller.
Gems: Their Sources, Descriptions, and Identification (Butterworth-Heinemann, 1995) by R. Webster (5th ed.).
Gemstones (Sterling, 1988) by Christine Woodward and Dr. Roger Harding
Gemstones (DK Publishing – Eyewitness Handbooks, 1994) by Cally Hall
Handbook of Gem Identification (Gemological Institute of America, 1990) by Richard T. Liddicoat Jr. (12 ed.).
Illustrated Guide to Jewelry Appraising: Antique, Period, and Modern (Van Nostrand Reinhold, 1990) by Anna M. Miller.
Modern Jewelers Gem Profile: The First 60 (Vance, 1988) by David Federman
Modern Jewelers Gem Profile: The Second 60 (Vance, 1992) by David Federman
Manual of Jewelry Security (Jewelers Security Alliance, 2003, 2nd ed.).
Opal Adventures (Majestic Press, 1993) by Paul Downing (2nd ed.).
Opal Identification and Value (Majestic Press, 1992) by Paul Downing
Rocks & Minerals (Alfred A. Knopf – Eyewitness Books, 1988)
Stones: Their Collection, Identification and Uses (Geoscience Press, 1989) by R. V. Dietrich.
The Art and Mystique of Shell Cameos: Identification and Value Guide (Books Americana, 1991) by Ed Aswad and Michael Weinstein
The Power of Love: Six Centuries of Diamond Betrothal Rings (The Diamond Information Center, 1988)
The Story of Gold (Franklin Watts, 1996) by Hal Hellman
Angels & Demons (Pocket Books, 2000) by Dan Brown
Message in a Bottle (Warner Books, 1998) by Nicholas Sparks
No Fear Shakespeare: Hamlet (Spark Publishing, 2003)
Of Mice and Men (Penguin Books, 1983) by John Steinbeck
The Da Vinci Code (Doubleday, 2003), by Dan Brown
The Hobbit (Houghton Mifflin, 1988) by J. R. R. Tolkien.
The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (Houghton Mifflin, 1988) by J. R. R. Tolkien.
The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (Houghton Mifflin, 1988) by J. R. R. Tolkien.
The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (Houghton Mifflin, 1988) by J. R. R. Tolkien.
The Secret of Shambhala: In Search of the Eleventh Insight (Warner Books, 1999) by James Redfield.
Visions (Anchor Books, 1997) by Michio Kaku