Chicago Review Press9781556529481Pub Date: 10/1/09$24.95/$27.95 Can.Discount Code: LONHardback / Cloth overboards288 pagesCarton Qty: 32Social Science / Sociology6.00 W | 9.00 H | 1.00 T6W | 9H | 1T
-Mart Transformed an All-American Town Into an International Community
In 1950, Sam Walton, founder of the Wal-Mart empire, arrived in the Bible Belt town of Bentonville, Arkansas,and discovered that the nondescript Ozarks backwater--population 2,900 white Christians--suited him just fine.Today, six decades later, Walton's legacy has left its mark. The Bentonville area is headquarters to not only Wal-Mart but also Tyson Foods and J. B. Hunt. The town's population has grown to around 30,000, and the region isnow home to blacks, Jews, Muslims, Hindus, Marshall Islanders, and the fastest-growing Latino population in thecountry.
Boom Town: How Wal-Mart Transformed an All-American Town into an International Community,
veteran journalist Marjorie Rosen explores the ever-shifting social, political, and cultural character of the United Statesthrough the microcosm that is Northwest Arkansas and the personal stories of its people. Rosen talks with aPalestinian immigrant who rose from penniless dishwasher to multimillionaire contractor--and dedicated himself tobuilding a local Jewish community's first synagogue. A black executive hired to diversify Wal-...
is an associate professor of journalism at Lehman College-CUNY. Her books include
PopcornVenus: Women, Movies & the American Dream
What Nigel Knew
Mia & Woody: Love and Betrayal
. Aformer senior writer at
and editor at the
New York Times Magazine
, she has contributed to
Los Angeles Times
Waterford Press9781583554432Pub Date: 10/1/08$5.95/$6.95 Can.Discount Code: LONPamphlet1 pagesCarton Qty: 250Nature / WildlifeSeries: State Nature Guides3.500 in W | 8.250 in H |0.200 in T89mm W | 210mm H |5mm T
An Introduction to Familiar Species
James KavanaghConvenient and helpful, this pocket-sized pamphlet presents more than 140 species of birds, mammals, reptiles,amphibians, butterflies/insects, and fishes found in Arkansas and contains a map featuring prominent, state-widewildlife sanctuaries. Ideal for field use by novices and experts alike, this durable, laminated guide is a greatsource of portable information.
is the author of more than 300 pocket guides on nature, science, travel, and languages. Helives in Phoenix, Arizona.