Most of these books are shelved in the New Books section of the library (in the reading room by the plants); if you don’t see something you’re looking for, ask us!
Kline, Theresa, 1960-. Psychological testing : a practical approach to design and evaluation. Thousand Oaks, Calif. : Sage Publications, c2005.
Contemporary intellectual assessment : theories, tests, and issues. 3rd ed. New York : Guilford Press, c2012.
Broome, John, 1947-. Climate matters : ethics in a warming world. 1st ed. New York : W.W. Norton, c2012.
In this work the author explores climate change from a multidisciplinary perspective. He analyzes cap-and-trade solutions as well as programs to offset personal emissions. In addition he offers courses of action for confronting climate change, exploring what we can do as individuals and what we can expect from our governments.
Hamilton, Edith, 1867-1963. Mythology. 1st Back Bay paperback ed. Boston : Back Bay Books, 1998, c1942.
Freeberg, Ernest. The age of Edison : electric light and the invention of modern America.
"The late nineteenth century was a period of explosive technological creativity, but arguably the most important invention of all was Thomas Edison’s incandescent lightbulb. Unveiled in his Menlo Park, New Jersey, laboratory in 1879, the lightbulb overwhelmed the American public with the sense of the birth of a new age. More than any other invention, the electric light marked the arrival of modernity. The lightbulb became a catalyst for the nation’s transformation from a rural to an urban-dominated culture. City streetlights defined zones between rich and poor, and the electrical grid sharpened the line between town and country. "Bright lights" meant "big city." Like moths to a flame, millions of Americans migrated to urban centers in these decades, leaving behind the shadow of candle and kerosene lamp in favor of the exciting brilliance of the urban streetscape. The Age of Edison places the story of Edison’s invention in the context of a technological revolution that transformed America and Europe in these decades. Edison and his fellow inventors emerged from a culture shaped by broad public education, a lively popular press that took an interest in science and technology, and an American patent system that encouraged innovation and democratized the benefits of invention. And in the end, as Freeberg shows, Edison’s greatest invention was not any single technology, but rather his reinvention of the process itself. At Menlo Park he gathered the combination of capital, scientific training, and engineering skill that would evolve into the modern research and development laboratory. His revolutionary electrical grid not only broke the stronghold of gas companies, but also ushered in an era when strong, clear light could become accessible to everyone. In The Age of Edison, Freeberg weaves a narrative that reaches from Coney Island and Broadway to the tiniest towns of rural America, tracing the progress of electric light through the reactions of everyone who saw it. It is a quintessentially American story of ingenuity, ambition, and possibility, in which the greater forces of progress and change are made visible by one of our most humble and ubiquitous objects. "—.
Stryker, Susan. Transgender history. Berkeley, CA : Seal Press :, c2008.
Transgender History covers American transgender history from the mid-twentieth century to today. From the transsexual and transvestite communities in the years following “World War II to trans radicalism and social change in the ’60s and ’70s to the gender issues witnessed throughout the ’90s and ’00s, this introductory text will give you a foundation for understanding the developments, changes, strides, and setbacks of trans studies and the trans community in the United States.
Eaklor, Vicki Lynn. Queer America : a people’s GLBT history of the United States. New York : New Press, 2011.
Diaz, Tom. The Last Gun : How changes in the gun industry are killing Americans and what it will take to stop. New York, N.Y. : The New Press, 2013.
Karolides, Nicholas J. 120 banned books : censorship histories of world literature. 2nd ed. New York, NY : Facts on File, Inc., c2011.
Williams, Juan. I’ll find a way or make one : a tribute to historically Black colleges and universities. 1st ed. New York : Amistad, c2004.
A comprehensive and definitive guide to America’s 107 historically black colleges and universities, this commemorative gift book explores the historical, social, and cultural importance of the nation’s HBCUs and celebrates their rich legacy.
Nelson, Jenny. The physics of solar cells. London : Imperial College Press, c2003.
Sykes, Bryan. DNA USA : a genetic portrait of America. New York : Liveright Pub. Corp., c2012.
Crisscrossing the continent, a renowned geneticist provides a groundbreaking examination of America through its DNA.
Toomey, David. Weird life : the search for life that is very, very different from our own. 1st ed. New York, NY : W.W. Norton & Co., c2013.
Weigel, Marlene. UXL encyclopedia of biomes. 2nd ed. Detroit : UXL/Gale Cengage Learning, c2010.
Coniferous forest - Continental margin - Deciduous forest - Desert.
Weigel, Marlene. UXL encyclopedia of biomes. 2nd ed. Detroit : UXL/Gale Cengage Learning, c2010.
Grassland - Lake and pond - Ocean - Rain forest.
Weigel, Marlene. UXL encyclopedia of biomes. 2nd ed. Detroit : UXL/Gale Cengage Learning, c2010.
River and stream - Seashore - Tundra - Wetland.
Randall, David K. Dreamland : adventures in the strange science of sleep. 1st ed. New York : W.W. Norton & Co., c2012.
Examines the complex world of sleep and discusses whether or not women sleep differently than men and if killing someone while sleepwalking would count as murder.
Tiwari, G. N. Solar energy : fundamentals, design, modelling and applications. New York : Nova Science Publishers, c2006.
Coe, Sophie D. (Sophie Dobzhansky), 1933-. The true history of chocolate. 2nd ed. London : Thames and Hudson, 2007.
Baines, Emily Ansara. The unofficial Hunger Games cookbook : from lamb stew to “groosling” — more than 150 recipes inspired by the Hunger Games trilogy. Avon, Mass. : AdamsMedia, c2012, p2011.
Bucholz, Dinah. The unofficial Harry Potter cookbook : from cauldron cakes to knickerbocker glory—more than 150 magical recipes for wizards and non-wizards alike. Avon, Mass. : Adams Media, c2010.
A collection of recipes for foods mentioned in the Harry Potter series, including Kreacher’s French onion soup, mashed parsnips, and treacle pudding, accompanied by short passages showing when the food appeared in the books.
Dreiss, Meredith L. Chocolate : pathway to the gods. Tucson : University of Arizona Press, c2008.
Chocolate and the supernatural realm : food of the gods — Chocolate and ritual in Mesoamerica : fertility, life cycles, and the soul’s journey — Power, wealth, and greed : the seduction of cacao — Serve up the chocolate : drinks, vessels, and glyphs — The healing powers of chocolate : folk medicine, nutrition, and pharmacology — Balancing the cosmos : chocolate’s role in rainforest ecology.
Matisse, Henri, 1869-1954. Matisse on art. [Rev. ed.]. Berkeley : University of California Press, c1995.
Landau, Ellen G. Jackson Pollock. Hardcover ed. New York : Abrams, 2010.
The wild one — Birth — Gods of the modern world — The magic mirror — Male and female — The circle is broken — A whiff of primal hordes — Acceptance and transition — Sounds in the grass — States of order — “The dying of the light” — The American prometheus.
Taylor, Yuval. Darkest America : black minstrelsy from slavery to hip-hop. 1st ed. New York : W. W. Norton, c2012.
Yuval Taylor and Jake Austen investigate the complex history of black minstrelsy, adopted in the mid-nineteenth century by African American performers who played the grinning blackface fool to entertain black and white audiences. We now consider minstrelsy an embarrassing relic, but once blacks and whites alike saw it as a black art form—and embraced it as such. And, as the authors reveal, black minstrelsy remains deeply relevant to popular black entertainment, particularly in the work of contemporary artists like Dave Chappelle, Flavor Flav, Spike Lee, and Lil Wayne. Darkest America explores the origins, heyday, and present-day manifestations of this tradition, exploding the myth that it was a form of entertainment that whites foisted on blacks, and shining a sure-to-be controversial light on how these incendiary performances can be not only demeaning but also, paradoxically, liberating.
Lend me your ears : great speeches in history. Updated and expanded [ed.]. New York : W. W. Norton & Co., 2004.
Arranged by theme and occasion, this book contains more than two hundred outstanding moments of oratory, covering inspirational speeches, trials, tributes and eulogies, sermons, political speeches, and much more.
The Ecopoetry Anthology.
An anthology of American poetry about nature and the environment, divided into a historical section with poetry written from roughly the mid-nineteenth to the mid-twentieth century and a contemporary section with over 300 poems written since 1960 by a diverse group of more than 170 poets.
Postmodern American poetry : a Norton anthology. 2nd ed. New York, N.Y. : W.W. Norton & Company, 2013.
Salinger : the classic critical and personal portrait. 1st Harper Perennial ed. New York : Harper Perennial, 2009.
The Penguin book of Japanese verse. Rev. ed. London : Penguin, 2009.
Mayle, Peter. Toujours Provence. 1st Vintage departures ed. New York : Vintage Books, 1992.
Mayes, Frances. Under the Tuscan sun : at home in Italy. 1st Broadway Books trade pbk. ed. New York : Broadway Books, 1997.
Oakes, James. Freedom national : the destruction of slavery in the United States, 1861-1865. 1st ed. New York : W.W. Norton, c2013.
Traces the history of emancipation and its impact on the Civil War, discussing how Lincoln and the Republicans fought primarily for freeing slaves throughout the war, not just as a secondary objective in an effort to restore the country.
Killen, Andreas. 1973 nervous breakdown : Watergate, Warhol, and the birth of post-sixties America. Paperback ed. New York : Bloomsbury :, 2007.
A year of shattering political crisis, 1973 was defined by defeat in Vietnam, Roe v. Wade, the oil crisis and the Watergate hearings. It was also a year of remarkable creative ferment. From landmark movies such as The Exorcist, Mean Streets, and American Graffiti to seminal books such as Fear of Flying and Gravity’s Rainbow, from the proto-punk band the New York Dolls to the first ever reality TV show, The American Family, the cultural artifacts of the year reveal a nation in the middle of a serious identity crisis. 1973 Nervous Breakdown offers a fever chart of a year of uncertainty and change, a year in which post-war prosperity crumbled and modernism gave way to postmodernism in a lively and revelatory analysis of one of the most important periods in the second half of the 20th century.
Spencer, Lynn. Touching history : the untold story of the drama that unfolded in the skies over America on 9/11. New York : Free Press, c2008.
In this gripping moment-to-moment narrative, based on groundbreaking reporting, Lynn Spencer brings the inspiring true drama of the heroic response of American pilots and controllers on the morning of 9/11 vividly to life for the first time, taking us right inside the airliner cockpits and control towers, the fighter jets and the military battle cabs. She makes vital corrections to the findings of the 9/11 Commission Report, and reveals many startling, utterly unknown elements of the story.
Anderson, Jon Lee. Che Guevara : a revolutionary life. Rev. ed. New York : Grove Press ;, c2010.
Klee, Paul, 1879-1940. The diaries of Paul Klee, 1898-1918. Berkeley, : University of California Press, 1964.
Pausch, Randy. The last lecture. 1st ed. New York : Hyperion, c2008.
The author, a computer science professor diagnosed with terminal cancer, explores his life, the lessons that he has learned, how he has worked to achieve his childhood dreams, and the effect of his diagnosis on him and his family.
Rapp, Emily. The still point of the turning world.
"Like all mothers, Emily Rapp had ambitious plans for her first and only child, Ronan. He would be smart, loyal, physically fearless, and level-headed, but fun. He would be good at crossword puzzles like his father. He would be an avid skier like his mother. Rapp would speak to him in foreign languages and give him the best education. But all of these plans changed when Ronan was diagnosed at nine months old with Tay-Sachs disease, a rare and always-fatal degenerative disorder. Ronan was not expected to live beyond the age of three; he would be permanently stalled at a developmental level of six months. Rapp and her husband were forced to re-evaluate everything they thought they knew about parenting. They would have to learn to live with their child in the moment; to find happiness in the midst of sorrow; to parent without a future. The Still Point of the Turning World is the story of a mother’s journey through grief and beyond it. Rapp’s response to her son’s diagnosis was a belief that she needed to "make my world big"—to make sense of her family’s situation through art, literature, philosophy, theology and myth. Drawing on a broad range of thinkers and writers, from C.S. Lewis to Sylvia Plath, Hegel to Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein, Rapp learns what wisdom there is to be gained from parenting a terminally ill child. In luminous, exquisitely moving prose she re-examines our most fundamental assumptions about what it means to be a good parent, to be a success, and to live a meaningful life"—.
Slawenski, Kenneth. Salinger : a life. 1st ed. New York : Random House, 2010.
One of the most popular and mysterious figures in American literary history, J. D. Salinger eluded fans and journalists for most of his life. Now comes a new biography. Filled with new information and revelations, garnered from countless interviews, letters, and public records, this work presents his extraordinary life that spanned nearly the entire twentieth century. The author explores Salingers privileged youth, long obscured by misrepresentation and rumor, revealing the brilliant, sarcastic, vulnerable son of a disapproving father and doting mother and his entrance into a social world where Gloria Vanderbilt dismissively referred to him as a Jewish boy from New York. Here too are accounts of Salingers first broken heart, Eugene ONeills daughter, Oona, left him for the much older Charlie Chaplin, and the devastating World War II service of which he never spoke and which haunted him forever. This work features all the dazzle of his early writing successes, his dramatic encounters with luminaries from Ernest Hemingway to Laurence Olivier to Elia Kazan, his surprising office intrigues with famous New Yorker editors and writers, and the stunning triumph of The Catcher in the Rye, which would both make him world famous and hasten his retreat into the hills of New Hampshire. Whether it is revealing the facts of his hasty, short lived first marriage or his lifelong commitment to Eastern religion, which would dictate his attitudes toward sex, nutrition, solitude, and creativity, this biography is Salingers unforgettable story in full.
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Naifeh, Steven W., 1952-. Van Gogh : The Life. First U.S. Edition. New York : Random House, .
Draws on newly available primary sources to present an in-depth, accessible profile that offers revisionist assessments of the influential artist’s turbulent life and genius works.
4 little girls. New York : HBO Home Video, .
When a bomb tears through the basement of a black Baptist church on a peaceful fall morning, it takes the lives of four young girls; Denise McNair, Carole Robertson, Cynthia Wesley and Addie Mae Collins. This racially motivated crime, taking place at a time when the civil rights movement is burning with a new flame, could have doused that flame forever. Instead it fuels a nation’s outrage and brings Birmingham, Alabama to the forefront of America’s concern.
Anna Karenina. [S.l.] : Universal Pictures, 2013.
Keira Knightley, Jude Law, Kelly Macdonald, Matthew Macfadyen, Michelle Dockery, Aaron Johnson, Emily Watson, Olivia Williams, Ruth Wilson, Holliday Grainger, Alexandra Roach, Domhnall Gleeson. Tom Stoppard pens this adaptation of Tolstoy’s classic story of doomed love, directed by Joe Wright and boasting a star-studded British cast headed by Kiera Knightley and Jude Law. Trapped in a loveless marriage and the ongoing fallout of a family crisis, Anna (Knightley) falls uncontrollably in love with charming and affluent bachelor Count Vronsky (Aaron Johnson). But as Anna falters to make a decision about leaving her husband, government official Karenin (Law), Vronsky continues to pursue his social life, leading Anna into a growing paranoia about his infidelities that eventually leads to tragic consequences.
Atlas shrugged. [United States] : Strike Productions :, 2011.
Taylor Schilling, Grant Bowler, Jon Polito, Matthew Marsden. The year is 2016, and America is on the verge of economic disaster. The greatest citizens are being targeted, and dark forces are working to bring about America’s final days. Our only hope for salvation lies with Dagny Taggart and Henry Rearden, rugged individualists whose bold ideas may have the power to spark a revolution and reclaim the American Dream.
Atlas shrugged. [United States] : 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment, 2013.
Samantha Mathis, Esai Morales, Patrick Fabian, Jason Beghe. Part two of Ayn Rand’s groundbreaking novel. The global economy is on the brink of collapse. Brilliant creators, from artists to industrialists, continue to mysteriously disappear. Dagny Taggart, Vice President in Charge of Operations for Taggart Transcontinental, has discovered what may very well be the answer to a mounting energy crisis, a revolutionary motor that could seemingly power the World. It’s a race against the clock to find the inventor before the motor of the World is stopped for good.
Bamboozled. [Calif.] : New Line Home Entertainment, , c2000.
Damon Wayans, Savion Glover, Jada Pinkett-Smith, Tommy Davidson, Michael Rapaport. This parody of American television takes a humorous look at how race, ratings and the pursuit of power lead to a network executive’s stunning rise and tragic downfall.
Food, Inc. [Los Angeles, CA] : Magnolia Home Entertainment, c2009.
Invterviews with Eric Schlosser, Michael Pollan, Gary Hirschberg, Joe Salatin. Lifts the veil on our nation’s food industry, exposing how our nation’s food supply is now controlled by a handful of corporations that often put profits ahead of consumer health, the livelihood of the American farmer, the safety of workers and our own environment. Reveals surprising - and often shocking truths - about what we eat, how it’s produced and who we have become as a nation.
The prime of Miss Jean Brodie. Twentieth Century Fox, c1968.
Waterloo. Hollywood, Calif. : Paramount, c1991.
Rod Steiger, Christopher Plummer, Orson Welles, Jack Hawkins, Virginia McKenna, Dan O’Herlihy. Stirring drama of the historic battle between Napoleon and Wellington.
When the levees broke : a requiem in four acts. Widescreen. [New York?] : HBO Video, c2006.
Special features: on discs 1-2: Audio commentary by filmmaker Spike Lee; on disc 3: Next movement : Act V (108 min.); Water is rising (8 min.). disc 1. Act I (65 min.) ; Act II (62 min.) — disc 2. Act III (58 min.) ; Act IV (70 min.). Featuring Ray Nagin, Sean Penn, Al Sharpton, Wynton Marsalis, Harry Belafonte. The world watched in horror as Hurricane Katrina hit New Orleans on August 29, 2005. Many were shocked, not only by the scale of the disaster, but the slow, inept and disorganized response of the emergency and recovery efforts. Structured into four acts, each dealing with a different aspect of the events that preceded and followed Katrina’s catastrophic passage through New Orleans. Tells the heartbreaking personal stories of those who endured this harrowing ordeal and survived to tell the tale.
Barlow, Toby. Sharp teeth. 1st ed. New York : Harper, c2008.
An ancient race of lycanthropes (werewolves) has survived to the present day, and its numbers are growing as the initiated convince L.A.’s down and out to join their pack. Paying no heed to moons, full or otherwise, they change from human to canine at will—and they’re bent on domination at any cost. Caught in the middle are Anthony, a kind-hearted, besotted dogcatcher, and the girl he loves, a female werewolf who has abandoned her pack. Anthony has no idea that she’s more than she seems, and she wants to keep it that way. But her efforts to protect her secret lead to murderous results.
Chevalier, Tracy. Girl with a pearl earring. New York, N.Y. : Plume, , c1999.
Childress, Mark. One Mississippi : a novel. 1st ed. New York : Little, Brown and Co., 2006.
When Daniel Musgrove’s troubled family moves to Mississippi just before his junior year, he is appalled. On top of the usual teenage humiliations, he now has to learn to say “y’all” and “Co-Cola” or risk being ostracized as a Yankee. But Daniel’s loneliness fades when he meets fellow outsider Tim Cousins. You only need one best friend, he figures, to make it through high school alive. Daniel and Tim become inseparable, sharing a fascination with ridicule, The Sonny and Cher Comedy Hour, and Arnita Beecham, the most bewitching girl at Minor High. The boys join the cast of a bouncy evangelical musical. They take their dates to the prom in matching sky blue tuxedos. But then things start to go terribly wrong. The friends’ feud with the school bully gets out of hand. They commit a small crime that grows larger and larger, and threatens to engulf the whole town.—From publisher description.
Dumas, Alexandre, 1802-1870. The three musketeers. New York : Everyman’s Library Children’s Classics, 1999.
The heroic young d’Artagnan and his noble compatriots Athos, Porthos, and Aramis are pitted against the master of intrigue, Cardinal Richelieu, and the quintessential wicked woman, Lady de Winter.
Ferris, Joshua. Then we came to the end : a novel. 1st ed. New York : Little, Brown and Co., 2007.
No one knows us quite the same way as the men and women who sit beside us in department meetings and crowd the office refrigerator with their labeled yogurts. Every office is a family of sorts, and the ad agency Joshua Ferris brilliantly depicts in his debut novel is family at its strangest and best, coping with a business downturn in the time-honored way : through gossip, pranks, and increasingly frequent coffee breaks. Among coworkers fighting for their jobs and their precious perks: Tom Mota, recently divorced and inexplicably wearing three company polo shirts, one on top of the other, every day; Joe Pope, a workaholic and perpetual victim of office sabotage; Carl Garbedian, whose unchecked depression has led him to “borrow” Janine Gorjanc’s medication and black out his windows; Chris Yop, suspected of stealing Tom Mota’s chair; and Marcia Dwyer with whom Benny Shassburger is in love, despite her mean streak and badly dated haircut. As one colleague after another is laid off, everyone strikes their best busines-as-usual pose, pretending to make headway on the mysterious pro bono ad campaign that is their only remaining “work”. Meanwhile tempers flare, office furniture disappears, and the survivors parse their bosses’ decisions in ever-more paranoid sessions at the nearest bar.
Fielding, Helen, 1958-. Bridget Jones’s diary : a novel. 1st American ed. New York : Viking, 1998.
A comedy on an Englishwoman’s quest for self-improvement. Single and thirty-something Bridget diets, keeps tabs on her tobacco and alcohol consumption, visits the gym regularly, yet she still has problems finding the right man. A debut in fiction.
Green, Roger Lancelyn. The adventures of Robin Hood. New York : A.A. Knopf, c1994.
Recounts the life and adventures of Robin Hood, who, with his band of followers, lived as an outlaw in Sherwood Forest dedicated to fighting tyranny.
Green, Roger Lancelyn. King Arthur and his Knights of the Round Table : retold out of the old Romances. New York : Knopf :, 1993.
A retelling of the story of the boy fated to be the “true-born King of Britain,” covering his glorious reign and his tragic, yet triumphant, passing.
Harris, Thomas, 1940-. Hannibal rising : a novel. New York : Delacorte Press, 2006.
Chronicles serial killer Hannibal Lecter’s childhood and early adulthood after being taken from a Soviet orphanage to live with his uncle and aunt in France. He becomes the youngest person ever to attend medical school in France.
Helprin, Mark. Memoir from Antproof Case : a novel. New York : Harcourt Brace & Co., c1995.
The bittersweet memoir of an aging man-of-the-world. In a tone tinged with humor and regret he describes his many lives, from banker to fighter pilot, to inmate of a mental asylum, commenting on every subject under the sun, including his visceral hate of coffee.
Hornby, Nick. About a boy. 1st Riverhead trade paperback ed. New York : Riverhead Books, 1999, c1998.
Will, a thirty-six-year-old London bachelor, undergoes a change in his outlook about marriage and children when he lies to join a single parents group in order to meet women, and becomes friends with a needy twelve-year-old named Marcus.
King, Stephen, 1947-. The Bachman books : four early novels. New York : New American Library, 1985.
Four novels published between 1977 and 1982. In Rage , a high-school student goes berserk in the classroom, killing the teacher and holding the class hostage. Set in a militaristic ultra-conservative America, The Long Walk pits 100 teenagers against each other in a grueling 450-mile marathon walk in which the penalty is death. Roadwork is a novel of societal conflict, man vs. progress. The first three thrillers, while entertaining and gripping, occasionally suffer from unfocused and uneven writing. Unresolved questions cause them to be somewhat unsatisfying. However the fourth novel, The Running Man , in the tradition of Philip K. Dick’s Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? (NAL, 1968; o.p.), is an action-packed futuristic romp. Protagonist Ben Richards bets his life on a TV show in order to win the money to save the life of his deathly ill daughter. The story combines social commentary, adventure and science fiction, set against the backdrop of a decaying society.
King, Stephen, 1947-. The eyes of the dragon : a story. New York : Viking, 1987.
In the kingdom of Delain, a young prince must struggle against powerful forces to gain his rightful inheritance.
King, Stephen, 1947-. Four past midnight. New York, N.Y. : Viking, 1990.
The Langoliers — Secret window, secret garden — The library policeman — The sun dog. A domestic flight makes an unusual stopover in the land of “The Langoliers; ” a writer confronts the reality of his success in “Secret Window, Secret Garden; ” after being scolded by “The Library Policeman, ” you’ll never return a book late again; and once again the community of Castle Rock finds itself besieged by a nasty pooch in “The Sun Dog.”.
King, Stephen, 1947-. It. New York, N.Y., U.S.A. : Viking, 1986.
In 1985, six men and one woman are called back together to search for a creature of unspeakable evil that had stalked them as children.
King, Stephen, 1947-. Needful Things. New York : Penguin Books, 1991.
Leland Gaunt opens a shop called Needful Things where there is something for everyone—wealth, power, sexual pleasure—but of course there is always a very high price to pay.
King, Stephen, 1947-. Nightmares & dreamscapes. New York : Viking, 1993.
A collection of short stories including classic tales of the macabre and the monstrous, cutting-edge explorations of the borderlands between good and evil, brilliant pastiches of Chandler and Conan Doyle and much more.
Kingsolver, Barbara. The bean trees : a novel. New York : Harper & Row, c1988.
Taylor Greer heads west to get away from her home in Kentucky and finds herself caring for an abandoned baby girl and learning about love and friendship, abandonment and belonging, and the hidden resources within herself and others.
Koch, Herman, 1953-. The dinner : a novel. 1st ed. New York : Hogarth, c2012.
Two couples meet for dinner at a fashionable restaurant in Amsterdam. Behind their polite conversation, terrible things need to be said, and with every forced smile and every new course, the knives are being sharpened. Each couple has a fifteen-year-old son. The two boys are united by their accountability for a single horrific act; an act that has triggered a police investigation and shattered the comfortable, insulated worlds of their families. As the dinner reaches its culinary climax, the conversation finally touches on their children. As civility and friendship disintegrate, each couple show just how far they are prepared to go to protect those they love.
Leonard, Elmore, 1925-. The hot kid : a novel. 1st ed. New York : William Morrow, c2005.
Mathis, Ayana. The twelve tribes of Hattie. 1st ed. New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2012.
The story of an African American family held together with a mother’s grit and monumental courage.
Mayle, Peter. Chasing Cézanne. 1st ed. New York : A.A. Knopf, 1997.
In Paris, New York photographer Andre Kelly puts aside photography to destroy a black market in paintings. The villain is using photo shoots of art works as an occasion to substitute forgeries for the real thing, then selling the originals to Japanese and Arab collectors. By the author of Anything Considered. Hanky-panky on the international art scene is the source of the hilarity and fizz in Peter Mayle’s new novel. He flies us back to the south of France (a region some readers of his irresistible best-sellers believe him to have invented), on a wild chase through galleries, homes of prominent collectors, and wickedly delectable restaurants. There are stopovers in the Bahamas and England, and in New York, where that glossiest of magazines, Decorating Quarterly, reflects the cutting-edge trendiness of its editor, Camilla Jameson Porter. (Camilla has recently broken new ground in the world of power lunches by booking two tables on the same day, and shuttling between them, at the city’s trendiest restaurant.) It is Camilla who has sent our hero, Andre Kelly, to Cap Ferrat to take glamorous photo-graphs of the houses and treasures of the rich, famous, and fatuous. He happens to have his camera at the ready when he spots a Cezanne being loaded onto a plumber’s truck near the home of an absent collector. Odd, thinks Andre. And in no time he’s on the trail of a state-of-the-art art scam, chasing Cezanne. It’s a joy to follow him and the crowds intent on speeding or foiling his quest—including a beautiful agent; a super-savvy art dealer attracted to the finer things in life, especially if they promise the payoff of a lifetime; an awesome Dutch forger; some outstandingly greedy New York sophisticates; and, invisible in the background, the parade of remarkable chefs whose mouthwatering culinary masterpieces periodically soothe the hero and tantalize the reader of Chasing Cezanne.
America street : a multicultural anthology of stories. 1st ed. New York : Persea Books, c1993.
The journey / Duane Big Eagle — Raymond’s run / Toni Cade Bambara — The circuit / Francisco Jimenez — The wrong lunch line / Nicholasa Mohr — The loudest voice / Grace Paley — Thank you m’am / Langston Hughes — The all-American slurp / Lensey Namioka — The no-guitar blues / Gary Soto — Sixth grade / Michele Wallace — President Cleveland, where are you / Robert Cormier — Business at eleven / Toshio Mori — La ciramella / Mary K. Mazotti — The white umbrella / Gish Jen — Hamadi / Naomi Shihab Nye. Fourteen stories by American authors from diverse racial and cultural backgrounds, including Duane Big Eagle, Nicholasa Mohr, Lensey Namioka, and Robert Cormier.
McLarty, Ron. The memory of running : [a novel]. New York : Penguin Books, 2006.
By all accounts, especially his own, Smithson “Smithy” Ide is a loser. An overweight, friendless, chain-smoking, forty-three-year-old drunk, Smithy’s life becomes completely unhinged when he loses his parents and long-lost sister within the span of one week. Rolling down the driveway of his parents’ house in Rhode Island on his old Raleigh bicycle to escape his grief, the emotionally bereft Smithy embarks on an epic, hilarious, luminous, and extraordinary journey of discovery and redemption.
Oliver, Lauren, 1982-. Requiem. 1st ed. New York, NY : Harper, 2013.
"While Lena navigates the increasingly dangerous Wilds, her best friend, Hana, lives a safe, loveless life in Portland."—.
Palahniuk, Chuck. Haunted : a novel of stories. 1st ed. New York : Doubleday, c2005.
Rice, Anne, 1941-. Lasher : a novel. 1st ed. New York : Alfred A. Knopf :, 1993.
From the day her first Vampire Chronicle was published, critics and readers - readers by the hundreds of thousands - have been mesmerized by the writings of Anne Rice. And with the publication of The Witching Hour, she created for us yet another world and legend, and both the chorus of praise (see back of jacket) and the multitudes of her readers once more increased.” “Now, in her new novel, Anne Rice brings us again - even more magically - into the midst of the dynasty of witches she introduced in The Witching Hour.” “At the center: the brilliant and beautiful Rowan Mayfair, queen of the coven, and Lasher, the darkly compelling demon whom she finds irresistible and from whose evil spell and vision she must now flee. She takes with her their terrifying and exquisite child, one of “a brood of children born knowing, able to stand and talk on the first day.”” “Rowan’s attempt to escape Lasher and his pursuit of her and their child are at the heart of this extraordinary saga. It is a novel that moves around the globe, backward and forward through time, and between the human and demonic worlds. Its many voices - of women, of men, of demons and angels, present and past - haunt and enchant us. With a dreamlike power, the novel draws us through twilight paths, telling a chillingly hypnotic story of occult and spiritual aspirations and passion.
Rice, Anne, 1941-. The mummy, or Ramses the damned : a novel. 1st ed. New York : Ballantine Books, 1989.
Rice, Anne, 1941-. The tale of the body thief. 1st ed. New York : Knopf :, 1992.
Lestat speaks. Vampire-hero, enchanter, seducer of mortals. For centuries he has been a courted prince in the dark and flourishing universe of the living dead. Lestat is alone. And suddenly all his vampire rationale—everything he has come to believe and feel safe with—is called into question. In his overwhelming need to destroy his doubts and his loneliness, Lestat embarks on the most dangerous enterprise he has undertaken in all the danger-haunted years of his long existence.
Rice, Anne, 1941-. Witching hour : a novel. New York : Knopf ;, 1990.
From the author of the extraordinary Vampire Chronicles comes a huge, hypnotic novel of witchcraft and the occult through four centuries. Demonstrating, once again, her gift for spellbinding storytelling and the creation of legend, Anne Rice makes real for us a great dynasty of witches—a family given to poetry and to incest, to murder and to philosophy; a family that, over the ages, is itself haunted by a powerful, dangerous, and seductive being.
Robbins, Tom, 1936-. Villa incognito. New York : Bantam Books, 2003.
Safire, William. Scandalmonger. New York : Simon & Schuster, c2000.
Shelley, Mary Wollstonecraft, 1797-1851. Frankenstein. New York : Sterling Pub. Co., c2007.
Tells the story of a scientist who discovers the secret of generating life from lifeless matter, and puts this knowledge to use by creating a monster being.
Smith, Martin Cruz, 1942-. Rose. New York : Random House, c1996.
American adventurer Jonathan Blair enters the grim world of coal mining in nineteenth-century England, in an attempt to find a missing cleric who was engaged to marry the daughter of Blair’s sponsor, the wealthy Bishop Hannay.
Stace, Wesley. Misfortune : a novel. 1st ed. New York : Little, Brown and Co., 2005.
Stevenson, Robert Louis, 1850-1894. Treasure Island.. New York: Random House, c1992.
Stoker, Bram, 1847-1912. Dracula. New York : Sterling, c2010.
Having deduced the double identity of Count Dracula, a wealthy Transylvanian nobleman, a small group of people vow to rid the world of the evil vampire. Inlcudes discussion questions.
Swift, Jonathan, 1667-1745. Gulliver’s travels. New York : Sterling Pub. Co., c2007.
The voyages of an Englishman carry him to such places as Liliput, where the people are only six inches tall, Brobdingnag, a land of giants, and a country ruled by horses.
Verne, Jules, 1828-1905. Around the world in eighty days. New York : Sterling, .
Eccentric Englishman Phileas Fogg embarks on a grand adventure after he accepts a bet made at his London club to complete a journey around the world in only eighty days.
Verne, Jules, 1828-1905. Journey to the center of the earth. New York, N.Y. : Sterling Pub., c2007.
What a stunning discovery: an old, coded note that actually contains directions for reaching the Earth’s very core! And once he finds it, renowned geologist Professor Liedenbrock can’t resist setting out with his 16-year-old nephew to go where only one man has gone before. Jules Verne takes young readers on one of the most incredible journeys ever imagined, from Iceland’s frozen tundra far down into fantastic underground prehistoric worlds and back up again through the fires of an erupting volcano. A team of explorers makes an expedition into a crater in Iceland which leads to the center of the earth and to incredible and horrifying discoveries.
Waller, Robert James, 1939-. High plains tango : a novel. 1st ed. New York : Shaye Areheart Books, 2005.
Yolen, Jane. The devil’s arithmetic/ : by Jane Yolen. New York : Puffin, 1988.
Hannah dreads going to her family’s Passover Seder—she’s tired of hearing her relatives talk about the past. But when she opens the front door to symbolically welcome the prophet Elijah, she’s transported to a Polish village in the year 1942, where she becomes caught up in the tragedy of the time.
Hemingway, Ernest, 1899-1961. The short stories. 1st Scribner Classics ed. New York : Scribner Classics, 1997.
The short happy life of Francis Macomber — The capitol of the world — The snows of Kilimanjaro — Old man at the bridge — Up in Michigan — On the Quai at Smyrna — Indian camp — The doctor and the doctor’s wife — The end of something — The three-day blow — The battler — A very short story — Soldier’s home — The revolutionist — Mr. and Mrs. Elliot — Cat in the rain — Out of season — Cross-country snow — My old man — Big two-hearted river: part I — Big two-hearted river: part II — The undefeated — In another country — Hills like white elephants — The killers. Che ti dice la patria? — Fifty grand — A simple enquiry — Ten indians — A canary for one — An alpine idyll — A pursuit race — Today is Friday — Banal story — Now I lay me — After the storm — A clean, well-lighted place — The light of the world — God rest you merry, gentlemen — The sea change — A way you’ll never be — The mother of a queen — One reader writes — Homage to Switzerland — A day’s wait — A natural history of the dead — Wine of Wyoming — The gambler, the nun, and the radio — Fathers and sons. Forty-nine stories reflect much of the intensity of Hemingway’s own life and environment.
New Books and DVDs
Sorted by Call Number / Author (Nonfiction at the top, Fiction and DVDs at the bottom)
McConnachie, James. The rough guide to conspiracy theories. 3rd ed. London : Rough Guides, 2005.
Fully revised and updated, “The Rough Guide to Conspiracy Theories” sorts the myths from the realities, the allegations from the explanations and the paranoid from the probable. Who might be trying to convince us that climate change is or isn’t real? What is the truth behind the death of Osama bin Laden and is he still alive? When did the CIA start experimenting with mind control? Where is the HAARP installation and did it have anything to do with the Japanese tsunami disaster? Why is surveillance in our cities and online so widespread and what are the real benefits? This definitive guide to the world’s most controversial conspiracies wanders through a maze of sinister secrets, suspicious cover-ups hidden agendas and clandestine operations to explore all these questions - and many many more.
Shekerjian, Denise G. Uncommon genius : : how great ideas are born. New York, N.Y., U.S.A. : Penguin Books, 1991.
Apple, Dennis, 1942-. Life after the death of my son : what I’m learning. Kansas City, Mo. : Beacon Hill Press of Kansas City, c2008.
Esposito, John L. What everyone needs to know about Islam. 2nd ed. New York : Oxford University Press, c2011.
Since the terrorist attacks of September 11th, there has been an overwhelming demand for information about Islam, and recent events - the war in Iraq, terrorist attacks both failed and successful, debates throughout Europe over Islamic dress, and many others - have raised new questions in the minds of policymakers and the general public. This newly updated edition of What Everyone Needs to Know about Islam is the best single source for clearly presented, objective information about these new developments, and for answers to questions about the origin and traditions of Islam.
Ball, Philip, 1962-. Critical mass : how one thing leads to another. 1st American ed. New York : Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2004.
Gladwell, Malcolm, 1963-. The tipping point : how little things can make a big difference. 1st Back Bay pbk. ed. Boston : Back Bay Books, 2002.
Levinson, Paul. The soft edge : a natural history and future of the information revolution. London ; : Routledge & K. Paul, 1998.
The Soft Edge is a one-of-a-kind history of the information revolution. In his lucid and direct style, Paul Levinson, historian and philosopher of media and communications, gives us more than just a history of information technologies. The Soft Edge is a book about theories on the evolution of technology, the effects that human choice has on this (r)evolution, and what’s in store for us in the future. Boldly extending and deepening the pathways blazed by McLuhan, Paul Levinson has provided us with a brilliant and exciting study of life with our old media, our new media, and the media still to come.
Surowiecki, James, 1967-. The Wisdom of crowds : why the many are smarter than the few and how collective wisdom shapes business, economies, societies and nations. New York : Doubleday :, 2004.
Cornish, Edward, 1927-. Futuring : the exploration of the future. Bethesda, Md. : World Future Society, c2004.
Kirkpatrick, Melanie. Escape from North Korea : the untold story of Asia’s underground railroad. 1st American ed. New York ; : Encounter Books, 2012.
Chronicles the harrowing stories of people who have successfully escaped North Korea, via first China then Southeast Asia or Mongolia and finally to South Korea, the United States and other free countries.
Demick, Barbara. Nothing to envy : ordinary lives in North Korea. 1st ed. New York : Spiegel & Grau, 2009.
Chronicles the lives of six North Koreans over a span of fifteen years, exploring how the lives of ordinary citizens were impacted by key social, political, and economic events of the time.
Whitney, Craig R., 1943-. Living with guns : a liberal’s case for the Second Amendment. 1st ed. New York : Public Affairs, c2012.
"America’s war over gun control has raged since the 1960s. In 2008, the Supreme Court startled the left by concluding that with the Second Amendment the founders elevated "above all other interests" the right to bear arms "in defense of hearth and home." Liberals feared the NRA would succeed in rolling back regulations nationwide. Discussion about guns in America has been stalemated, shortcircuited, and dominated by rigidly and mutually intolerant ideologies. Yet we may be closer to a solution than either side may imagine. In Living With Guns, veteran New York Times editor Craig Whitney carefully reexamines America’s relationship with guns, showing how guns are an important part of American culture. The earliest colonists needed them to survive. We have nearly 300 million of them today. Trying to restrict gun ownership doesn’t effectively deter crime—we need to get serious about what actually works. Whitney shows that, if we focus on controlling violence rather than guns themselves, the Second Amendment may not be so lethal as the left would like to think"—. "A longtime New York Times editor reexamines America’s long relationship with guns, finding less than meets the eye in arguments for greater gun regulation"—.
Sulick, Michael J. Spying in America : espionage from the Revolutionary War to the dawn of the Cold War. Washington, DC : Georgetown University Press, c2012.
Soto, Hernando de, 1941-. The mystery of capital : why captitalism triumphs in the West and fails everywhere else. New York : Basic Books, c2000.
Five years ago, Hernando de Soto and his research team closed their books and opened their eyes. They went into the streets of developing and former communist nations to learn what real people are achieving inside and outside the underground economy. Their findings are dramatic. The data they have collected demonstrate that the world’s poor have accumulated all the assets needed for successful capitalism.” “Why then are these countries so underdeveloped? Why can’t they turn these assets into liquid capital - the kind of capital that generates new wealth? De Soto reminds us that the present global crisis is the same kind of crisis that the advanced nations suffered during the Industrial Revolution, when they themselves were Third World countries teeming with black markets, pervasive mafias, widespread poverty and flagrant disregard of the law. The Western nations, he argues, created the key conversion process 150 years ago, and their Economies began to soar into wealth without their ever realizing what they had done. De Soto explains how this unwitting process, hidden deep in thousands of pieces of property law throughout the West, came to be, how it works, and how today it can be deliberately set up in developing and former communist nations.
Busch, Gary K. Free for all: the post-soviet transition of russia. College Station, TX, : 2010.
"Free For All" tells the story of the transition of the Russian political and economic structures after Communism, through Gorbachev, Yeltsin, and Putin. It examines the role of the KGB, the GRU and the other security organizations in effecting and controlling these transitions and explains the important roles played by Russian organized crime in this business as well as foreign corporations engaged in ‘tolling’. It describes the rise of the oligarchs, the siloviki’ and the labour movements. The primary focus is the Russian metals industry and the personal experiences gained during the building of the logistical and political infrastructure for the Russian aluminium industry across Russia. It represents the personal experiences and insights gained in years of engagement in Siberia and the Russian Far East.
Smil, Vaclav. Energy at the crossroads : global perspectives and uncertainties. Cambridge, Mass. ; : MIT Press, c2003.
Warkentin, Denise. Electric power industry in nontechnical language. Tulsa, OK : Pennwell, c1998.
Tedlow, Richard S. Giants of enterprise : seven business innovators and the empires they built. 1st HarperBusiness pbk. ed. New York : HarperBusiness, 2003, c2001.
Andrew Carnegie : from rags to richest — George Eastman and the creation of a mass market — Henry Ford : the profits and the price of primitivism — Thomas J. Watson Sr. and American salesmanship — Charles Revson and Revlon : consumer packaged goods and the television revolution — Sam Walton : all-American — Robert Noyce and Silicon Valley : toward a new business world — Conclusion : Progress and profits.
Brown, Lester R. (Lester Russell), 1934-. Full planet, empty plates : the new geopolitics of food scarcity. First Edition.
Food: the weak link — The ecology of population growth — Moving up the food chain — Food or fuel? — Eroding soils darkening our future — Peak water and food scarcity — Grain yields starting to plateau — Rising temperatures, rising food prices — China and the soybean challenge — The global land rush — Can we prevent a food breakdown?. Explores the geopolitics of food scarcity. Presents an effort to raise public understanding of the challenges of food shortage and be an inspiration to action.
Bok, Derek Curtis. Universities in the marketplace : the commercialization of higher education. Princeton, N.J. ; : Princeton University Press, c2003.
Perkins, Thomas J. Valley Boy : the education of Tom Perkins. New York : Gotham Books, c2007.
Garland, Sarah, 1978-. Divided we fail : the story of an African American community that ended the era of school desegregation. Boston, Mass. : Beacon Press, 2012.
Lessig, Lawrence. The future of ideas : the fate of the commons in a connected world. 1st ed. New York : Random House, c2001.
In The future of ideas, Lawrence Lessig explains how the Internet revolution has produced a counterrevolution of potentially devastating power and effect. Creativity once flourished because the Net protected a commons on which innovators could experiment. But now, manipulating the law for their own purposes, corporations have established themselves as virtual gatekeepers of the Net while Congress, in the pockets of media magnates, has rewritten copyright and patent laws to stifle creativity and progress. Lessig weaves the history of technology and its relevant laws to make a lucid and accessible case to protect the sanctity of intellectual freedom. He shows how the door to a future of ideas is being shut just as technology is creating extraordinary possibilities that have implications for all of us.
Altschuler, Glenn C. The GI Bill : a new deal for veterans. Oxford ; : Oxford University Press, 2009.
Toward the GI bill : veterans and politics from the Revolution through World War I — FDR and the reshaping of veterans’ benefits, 1940-1943 — “Mission accomplished” — “S.R.O.” : veterans and the colleges — “The most inclusive program” : race, gender, and ethnicity in Title II — Overlooked : GI Joe, but not Joe College — Finding a home : the VA mortgage.
Hartmann, Betsy. Reproductive rights and wrongs : the global politics of population control. Rev. ed. Boston : South End Press, c1995.
Hoff, Derek S. The state and the stork : the population debate and policy making in US history. Chicago : University of Chicago Press, 2012.
Foundations — The birth of the modern population debate — Population depressed — Population unbound — Managing the great society’s population growth — The new environmental state and the zero population growth movement — Defusing the population bomb — Population aged.
A century of eugenics in America : from the Indiana experiment to the human genome era. Bloomington : Indiana University Press, c2011.
In 1907, Indiana passed the world’s first involuntary sterilization law based on the theory of eugenics. In time, more than 30 states and a dozen foreign countries followed suit. Although the Indiana statute was later declared unconstitutional, other laws restricting immigration and regulating marriage on “eugenic” grounds were still in effect in the U.S. as late as the 1970s. A Century of Eugenics in America assesses the history of eugenics in the United States and its status in the age of the Human Genome Project. The essays explore the early support of compulsory sterilization by doctors and legislators; the implementation of eugenic schemes in Indiana, Georgia, California, Minnesota, North Carolina, and Alabama; the legal and social challenges to sterilization; and the prospects for a eugenics movement basing its claims on modern genetic science.
Gordon, Linda. The moral property of women : a history of birth control politics in America. First Illinois paperback ed. Urbana and Chicago : University of Illinois Press, 2007.
The only book to cover the entire history of birth control and the intense controversies about reproduction rights that have raged in the United States for more than 150 years, The Moral Property of Women is a thoroughly updated and revised version of the award-winning historian Linda Gordon’s classic history Woman’s Body, Woman’s Right, originally published in 1976.
Gardner, Howard. The unschooled mind. New York, NY : BasicBooks/Harper Collins.
Fifty modern thinkers on education : from Piaget to the present. London ; : Routledge, 2001.
Profiles fifty influential figures in the twentieth-century history of educational thought, describing the life and career, achievements, and impact of each, and providing selected primary and secondary bibliographies.
Foote, Donna, 1950-. Relentless pursuit : a year in the trenches with Teach for America. 1st ed. New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2008.
Kopp, Wendy. A chance to make history : what works and what doesn’t in providing an excellent education for all. 1st ed. New York : PublicAffairs, c2011.
Teaching as leadership : lessons from transformational teachers — No shortcuts : lessons from transformational schools — Scaling success : lessons from improving systems — Silver bullets and silver scapegoats — Increasing the pace of change — Transformational teaching as the foundation for transformational change — Conclusion : whether we will — Afterword : Transformational teaching and learning around the world.
Nash, Margaret A., 1959-. Women’s education in the United States, 1780-1840. 1st ed. New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2005.
Margaret Nash’s groundbreaking Women’s Education in the United States, 1780-1840 examines education from the early national period through the formation of the institutions that are widely recognized as the forerunners of the women’s college movement. Nash argues that in this period education was not as strongly gendered as other historians have posited. The rising rhetoric of human rights, Enlightenment thought, and evangelical Christianity, in an age of dynamic economic change, helped build a broad ideological base for the spread of female education. Education was key to the project of class formation, and Nash contends that class and race were more salient than gender in the construction of educational institutions. Women’s Education in the United States, 1780-1840 is an essential text for all courses in the field of education and will change the way we all think about the history of higher learning.
Caswell, Kurt, 1969-. In the sun’s house : my year teaching on the Navajo reservation. San Antonio : Trinity University Press, c2009.
Describes Caswell’s year teaching at Borrego Pass, a remote Navajo community in northwest New Mexico, detailing his failings and successes as he struggles to bridge the gap between himself and the community.
Away from home : American Indian boarding school experiences 1879-2000. Phoenix, AZ : Heard Museum, c2000.
Moss, Hilary J. Schooling citizens : the struggle for African American education in antebellum America. Chicago : University of Chicago Press, 2009.
Cullen, David. Columbine. New York : Twelve, c2009.
Kliebard, Herbert M. The struggle for the American curriculum, 1893-1958. 2d ed. New York : Routledge & K. Paul, 1995.
Brady, Diane. Fraternity. 1st ed. New York : Spiegel & Grau, 2012.
Johnson, Valen E. Grade inflation : a crisis in college education. New York : Springer, c2003.
Rogers, Ibram H. The Black campus movement : Black students and the racial reconstitution of higher education, 1965-1972. 1st ed. New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2012.
Between 1965 and 1972, African American students at upwards of a thousand historically black and white American colleges and universities organized, demanded, and protested for Black Studies, Black universities, new faces, new ideas—a relevant, diverse higher education. Black power inspired these black students, who were supported by white, Latino, Chicana, Asian American, and Native American students. The Black Campus Movement provides the first national study of this intense and challenging struggle which disrupted and refashioned institutions in almost every state. This book also illuminates the complex context for one of the most transformative educational movements in American history through a history of black higher education and black student activism before 1965
Perlstein, Linda, 1971-. Tested : one American school struggles to make the grade. 1st ed. New York : Holt, 2007.
Examines how educational reforms, including the No Child Left Behind Act, have taken the focus away from addressing the needs of every student and forced teachers to focus more on under-achieving students, leaving gifted and bright students behind to fend for themselves.
Hickok, Eugene W. Schoolhouse of cards : an inside story of No Child Left Behind and why America needs a real education revolution. Lanham, Md. : Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, c2010.
Deutsch, Stephanie. You need a schoolhouse : Booker T. Washington, Julius Rosenwald, and the building of schools for the segregated South. Evanston, Ill. : Northwestern University Press, c2011.
Prologue, May 1911 — “No white man — could do better” — Peddler’s son — A lucky chance, a daunting task — “You need a schoolhouse” — An American citizen — Lunch at the Blackstone — Between Chicago and Tuskegee — Swing low, sweet chariot — A school in every county — Rosenwald and Main: sweet home — Epilogue, May 2011.
Hoffschwelle, Mary S., 1955-. The Rosenwald Schools of the American South. Gainesville, Fla. : University Press of Florida, c2006.
pt. 1. The Rosenwald school-building program — pt. 2. Rosenwald schools and public education in southern states — pt. 3. Rosenwald schools in African American communities.
Jacoway, Elizabeth, 1944-. Turn away thy son : Little Rock, the crisis that shocked the nation. New York : Free Press, c2007.
In September 1957, the nation was transfixed by nine black students attempting to integrate Central High School in Little Rock in the wake of the Supreme Court’s Brown v. Board of Education decision. Governor Orval Faubus had defied the city’s integration plan by calling out the Arkansas National Guard to prevent the students from entering the school. Newspapers across the nation ran front-page photographs of whites, both students and parents, screaming epithets at the quiet, well-dressed black children. President Eisenhower reluctantly deployed troops from the 101st Air-borne, both outside and inside the school. Integration proceeded, but the turmoil of Little Rock had only just begun. Public schools were soon shut down for a full year. Black students endured outrageous provocation by white classmates. Governor Faubus’s popularity skyrocketed, while the landmark case Cooper v. Aaron worked its way to the Supreme Court and eventually paved the way for the integration of the south. Betsy Jacoway was a Little Rock student just two years younger than the youngest of the Little Rock Nine. Her “Uncle Virgil” was Superintendent of Schools Virgil Blossom. Congressman Brooks Hays was an old family friend, and her “Uncle Dick” was Richard Butler, the lawyer who argued Cooper v. Aaron before the Supreme Court. Yet, at the time, she was cocooned away from the controversy in a protective shell that was typical for white southern “good girls.” Only in graduate school did she begin to question the foundations of her native world, and her own distance from the controversy. Turn Away Thy Son is the product of thirty years of digging behind the conventional account of the crisis, interviewing whites and blacks, officials and students, activists and ordinary citizens. A tour de force of history and memory, it is also a brilliant, multifaceted mirror to hold up to America today. She knows what happened to the brave black students once they got inside the doors of the school. She knows how the whites’ fear of “race mixing” drove many locals to extremes of anger, paranoia, and even violence. She knows that Orval Faubus was only a reluctant segregationist, and that her own cousin’s timid tokenism precipitated the crisis. Above all, Turn Away Thy Son shows in vivid detail why school desegregation was the hottest of hot-button issues in the Jim Crow south. In the deepest recesses of the southern psyche, Jacoway encounters the fear of giving black men sexual access to white women. The truth about Little Rock differs in many ways from the caricature that emerged in the press and in many histories — but those differences pale in comparison to the fundamental driving force behind the story. Turn Away Thy Son is a riveting, heartbreaking, eye-opening book.
Morrison, Toni. Remember : the journey to school integration. Boston : Houghton Mifflin, 2004.
Presents a selection of archival photographs that document events surrounding the integration of U.S. schools following the 1954 Supreme Court decision in Brown v. Board of Education, and includes captions in which Toni Morrison imagines what the people in the pictures must have been thinking and feeling.
Langan, John, 1942-. English brushup. 4th ed. Boston : McGraw-Hill Press, c2007.
Gaglani, Shiv. Success with SCeince : The winners’ guide to high school research. Tuscon, AZ : Research Corporation for Science Advancement, 2011.
Do you want to develop useful skills, gain admission to top colleges, win scholarship money, excel at science competitions, and explore career options all while having fun? By reading this book and using the advice within it, you will learn how to formulate a research project idea, find people who can help you complete it, effectively present it to diverse audiences, and participate successfully in research competitions. Whether you are a freshman rookie with a vague interest in science or a senior veteran striving for first place at the Science Talent Search, this guide will help you make the most of your research experience. With its testimonials from high school students whose lives were positively changed by their research experiences, this guide also aims to motivate and empower students who otherwise would not pursue science and research opportunities. In doing so, this book also seeks to encourage more students to pursue science and technology.
Harland, Darci J., 1972-. STEM student research handbook. Arlington, Va. : National Science Teachers Association, c2011.
Provides a comprehensive resource for high school teachers and students for the design and implementation of a research project or experiment, and includes generating research ideas, safety and ethical issues, background research, writing hypotheses, proposal writing, descriptive statistics, and more.
Davis, Morton D., 1930-. Game theory : : a nontechnical introduction. Mineola, N.Y. : Dover Publications, 1997.
Halliday, David, 1916-. Fundamentals of physics. 7th ed. Hoboken, NJ : Wiley, c2005.
Measurement — Motion along a straight line — Vectors — Motion in two and three dimensions — Force and motion I — Force and motion II — Kinetic energy and work — Potential energy and conservation of energy — Center of mass and linear momentum — Rotation — Rolling, torque, and angular momentum — Equilibrium and elasticity — Gravitation — Fluids — Oscillations — Waves I — Waves II — Temperature, heat, and the first law of thermodynamics — The kinetic theory of gases — Entropy and the second law of thermodynamics — Electric change — Electric fields — Gauss’ law — Electric potential — Capacitance — Current and resistance — Circuits — Magnetic fields — Magnetic fields due to circuits — Induction and inductance — Electromagnetic oscillations and alternating current — Maxwell’s equations; magnetism of matter — Electromagnetic waves — Images — Interference — Diffraction — Relativity — Photons and matter waves — More about matter waves — All about atoms — Conduction of electricity in solids — Nuclear physics — Energy from the nucleus — Quarks, leptons, and the big bang.
Barabási, Albert-Laszló. Linked : how everything is connected to everything else and what it means for business, science, and everyday life. New York : Plume, c2003.
Albert-Laszlo Barabasi, the nation’s foremost expert in the new science of networks, takes us on an intellectual adventure to prove that social networks, corporations, and living organisms are more similar than previously thought. A full understanding of network science will someday enhance our ability to design blue-chip businesses, stop the outbreak of deadly diseases, and influence the exchange of ideas and information. Engaging and authoritative, Linked provides an exciting glimpse into the next century of science and an urgent new perspective on our interconnected world. Book jacket.
Baxter, Richard. Energy storage : a nontechnical guide. Tulsa, Okla. : PennWell, c2006.
Chambers, Ann. Power primer : : a nontechnical guide from generation to end use. Tulsa, Okla. : Pennwell, c1999.
Solar cells : materials, manufacture and operation. 1st ed. Oxford : Elsevier Advanced Technology, c2005.
Solar electricity. 2nd ed. Chichester ; : Wiley, 2000.
Manwell, J. F. Wind energy explained : theory, design and application. Chichester ; : Wiley, c2002.
Messenger, Roger A. Photovoltaic systems engineering. 2nd ed. Boca Raton : CRC Press, c2004.
Thin film solar cells : fabrication, characterization and applications. Chichester, England ; : Wiley, 2007.
Epitaxial thin film crystalline silicon solar cells on low cost silicon carriers / Jef Poortmans — Crystalline silicon thin film solar cells on foreign substrates by high temperature deposition and recrystallization / Stefan Reber, Thomas Kieliba, Sandra Bau — Thin film polycrystalline silicon solar cells / Guy Beaucarne, Abdellilah Slaoui — Advances in microcrystalline silicon solar cell technologies / Evelyne Vallat-Sauvain, Arvind Shah, Julien Bailat — Advanced amorphous silicon solar cell technologies / Miro Zeman — Chalcopyrite based solar cells / Renier Klenk, Martha Ch. Lux-Steiner — Cadmium telluride thin film solar cells : characterization, fabrication and modeling / Marc Burgelman — Charge carrier photogeneration in doped and blended organic semiconductors / V.I. Arkhipov, H. Bässler — Nanocrystalline injection solar cells / Michael Grätzel — Charge transport and recombination in donor-acceptor bulk heterojunction solar cells / A.J. Mozer, N.S. Sariciftci — The terawatt challenge for thin film photovoltaics / Ken Zweibel.
Würfel, Peter, Dr. Physics of solar cells : from principles to new concepts. Weinheim : Wiley-VCH, c2005.
Raymond, Martin. Oil and gas production in nontechnical language. Tulsa, Okla. : PennWell Corporation, c2006.
How did we get here? The history of production — The container: the reservoir — What’s in the container? The prize — Yours, mine, or theirs? Ownership — Getting there: drilling — What have we found? Logging, testing, and completing — Behavior: hydrocarbon activity in the reservoir — Here it comes: production — Making it marketable: field processing — Fixing things: remedial operations and workovers — Who’s involved? The players — What should we do? Strategy.
Larminie, James. Electric vehicle technology explained. Hoboken, NJ : Wiley, 2003.
Matchett, Steve. The chariot makers : assembling the perfect Formula 1 car. London : Orion Media, c2004.
Robinson, Ken, 1950-. Out of our minds : learning to be creative. [2nd ed.]. Oxford : Capstone ;, c2011.
Moltz, Barry J. Bounce! : failure, resiliency, and confidence to achieve your next great success. Hoboken, N.J. : John Wiley & Sons, c2008.
Klein, ‘Gary. Sources of Power : How People Make Decisions. MIT, 1999.
Sutton, Gary. The six-month fix : adventures in rescuing failing companies. New York : J. Wiley, c2002.
Kuzmeski, Maribeth. —And the clients went wild! : how savvy professionals win all the business they want. Hoboken, N.J. : Wiley, c2010.
Eisenberg, Bryan. Call to action : secret formulas to improve online results. Nashville, Tenn. : Nelson Business, c2006.
Introduction: a brief conversion primer — Planning — Structuring — Communicating — Momentum — Optimizing.
Burdick, Donald L. Petrochemicals in nontechnical language. 3rd ed. Tulsa, Okla. : PennWell Corp., c2001.
Leslie-Pelecky, Diandra L. The physics of NASCAR : how to make steel + gas + rubber = speed. New York : Dutton, c2008.
Cook, Doug. Taekwondo : a path to excellence. Wolfeboro, N.H. : YMAA Publication Center, c2009.
Stern, Linda, 1947-. What every student should know about avoiding plagiarism. 1st ed. New York : Pearson/Longman, c2007.
Arlov, Pamela. Wordsmith : a guide to paragraphs and short essays. 3rd ed. Upper Saddle River, N.J. : Pearson/Prentice Hall, 2006.
Langan, John, 1942-. English skills. 9th ed. Boston : McGraw-Hill Higher Education, c2008.
Meriwether, Nell. Writing essays : strategies for success. Lincolnwood, Ill. : NTC, c2000.
Trethewey, Natasha D., 1966-. Native guard. 1st Mariner Books ed. Boston : Houghton Mifflin, 2007, c2006.
Natasha Trethewey’s muscular, luminous poems explore the complex memory of the American South—history that belongs to all Americans. The sequence forming the spine of the collection follows the ”Native Guard”, one of the first black regiments mustered into service in the Civil War. In Trethewey’s hometown of Gulfport, Mississippi, a plaque honors Confederate POWs, but there is no memorial to these vanguard Union soldiers. ”Native Guard” is both a pilgrimage and an elegy, as Trethewey skillfully employs a variety of poetic forms to create a lyrical monument to these forgotten voices. Interwoven are poems honoring Trethewey’s mother and recalling her fraught childhood—her parents’ interracial marriage was still illegal in 1966, in Mississippi. ”Native Guard” is a haunting, beguiling narrative caught in the intersections of public and personal testament. As Rita Dove proclaimed, “Here is a young poet in full possession of her craft.”.
Williams, Tennessee, 1911-1983. Suddenly last summer. New York : Dramatists Play Service Inc., c1986.
Sophocles. Antigone. Oxford ; : Oxford University Press, 2003.
King Creon of Thebes refuses to allow the burial of his nephew, whom he has declared a traitor and whose sister, Antigone, is betrothed to Creon’s son.
Bergreen, Laurence. Marco Polo : from Venice to Xanadu. 1st ed. New York : A.A. Knopf, 2007.
A portrait of the thirteenth-century explorer, adventurer, and global traveler follows Marco Polo from his youth in Venice to his journey to Asia and role in the court of Kublai Khan, to his return to Europe, and discusses his influence on the history of his era.
Kim, Jinwung. A history of Korea : from “Land of the Morning Calm” to states in conflict.
Dawn of the Korean Nation — The Period of the Three Kingdoms — Parhae, Unified Silla, and the Later Three Kingdoms (676-936) — The First Half of the Koryŏ Period (918-1170) — The Second Half of the Koryŏ Period (1170-1392) — The First Half of the Chosŏn Period (1392-1650) — The Second Half of the Chosŏn Period (1650-1910) — The Period of Japanese Colonial Rule (1910-1945) — Liberation, Division, and War (1945-1953) — The Period of Postwar Reconstruction (1953-1971) — Reversal of Fortunes (1972-1992) — Both Koreas in a New Phase (1993 to the Present) — Chronology.
Tomsen, Peter, 1940-. The wars of Afghanistan : messianic terrorism, tribal conflicts, and the failures of great powers. 1st ed. New York : PublicAffairs, c2011.
An insider’s account of Afghanistan’s history since the 1970s and how the CIA’s covert operations and the Pentagon’s military strategy have strengthened extremism in the country.
Freeman, Joshua Benjamin. American empire, 1945-2000 : the rise of a global power, the democratic revolution at home. New York : Viking, 2012.
A compelling look at the movements and developments that propelled America to world dominance beginning in 1945 and moving through McCarthyism and Vietnam, from the Great Society to Morning in America.
Woodward, Bob, 1943-. Obama’s wars. 1st Simon & Schuster hardcover ed. New York : Simon & Schuster, c2010.
Woodward follows President Obama’s critical decision-making on the Afghanistan War, the secret war in Pakistan and the worldwide fight against terrorism.
Sotomayor, Sonia, 1954-. My beloved world. 1st ed. New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2013.
An instant American icon—the first Hispanic on the U.S. Supreme Court—tells the story of her life before becoming a judge in an inspiring, surprisingly personal memoir. With startling candor and intimacy, Sonia Sotomayor recounts her life from a Bronx housing project to the federal bench, a progress that is testament to her extraordinary determination and the power of believing in oneself. She writes of her precarious childhood and the refuge she took with her passionately spirited paternal grandmother. She describes her resolve as a young girl to become a lawyer, and how she made this dream become reality: valedictorian of her high school class, summa cum laude at Princeton, Yale Law, prosecutor in the Manhattan D.A.’s office, private practice, federal district judge before the age of forty. She writes about her deeply valued mentors, about her failed marriage, about her cherished family of friends. Through her still-astonished eyes, America’s infinite possibilities are envisioned anew in this book.
The amazing Spider-man. Widescreen. Culver City, Calif. : Sony Pictures Home Entertainment, c2012.
Andrew Garfield, Emma Stone, Rhys Ifans, Denis Leary, Campbell Scott, Irrfan Khan, Martin Sheen, Sally Field. Teenage social outcast Peter spends his days trying to unravel the mystery of his own past and win the heart of his high school crush. A mysterious briefcase belonging to his father, who abandoned him when he was a child, leads Peter to his dad’s former partner, Dr. Connors. The discovery of his father’s secret will ultimately shape his destiny of becoming “Super-Man” and bring him face to face with Connors’ villainous alter ego, the Lizard.
The Avengers. Burbank, CA : Distributed by Buena Vista Home Entertainment, c2012.
Cast: Robert Downey, Jr., Scarlett Johansson, Jeremy Renner, Chris Evans, Mark Ruffalo, Chris Hemsworth, Tom Hiddleston, Gwyneth Paltrow, Samuel L. Jackson, Stellan Skarsgård, Paul Bettany. Nick Fury of S.H.I.E.L.D. brings together a team of superhumans to form The Avengers to help save the Earth from Loki and his army.
Bridge to Terabithia. Widescreen. Burbank, CA : Buena Vista Home Video, 2007.
Josh Hutcherson, AnnaSophia Robb, Robert Patrick, Zooey Deschanel. The life of a ten-year-old boy in rural Virginia expands when he becomes friends with a newcomer who subsequently meets an untimely death trying to reach their hideaway, Terabithia, during a storm.
A bug’s life. [Blu-ray version]. Burbank, CA : Distributed by Buena Vista Home Entertainment, c2009.
Voices of: Dave Foley, Kevin Spacey, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Hayden Panettiere, Phyllis Diller, Richard Kind, David Hyde Pierce. Journey inside the miniature world of bugs where an ant named Flik hires warrior bugs to defend his colony from a horde of freeloading grasshoppers. Bonus title at end: Geri’s game (Academy Award, Best Animated Short, 1997).
Flubber. Burbank, Calif. : Walt Disney Home Video :, [199-?].
Robin Williams, Marcia Gay Harden, Christopher McDonald, Raymond J. Barry, Clancy Brown, Ted Levine, Wil Wheaton. Professor Brainard (Williams) discovers a miraculous elastic goo - Flubber - that when aplied to anything makes it bounce super high and fast. Will this ‘goo’ enable the professor to re-win his fiance and save his financially strapped college?.
Green lantern. [United States] : Warner Home Video, 2011.
Ryan Reynolds, Blake Lively, Peter Sarsgaard, Angela Bassett, Tim Robbins. In a universe as vast as it is mysterious, a small but powerful force has existed for centuries. Protectors of peace and justice, they are called the Green Lantern Corps. A brotherhood of warriors sworn to keep intergalactic order, each Green Lantern wears a ring that grants him superpowers. When a new enemy called Parallax threatens to destroy the balance of power in the Universe, their fate and the fate of Earth lie in the hands of their newest recruit, the first human ever selected.
The Incredible Hulk. Widescreen. Universal City, CA : Universal Studios Home Entertainment, c2008.
Edward Norton, Liv Tyler, Tim Roth, Tim Blake Nelson, Ty Burrell, William Hurt. Scientist Bruce Banner has been living in the shadows, scouring the earth for an antidote. Warmongers dream of abusing his powers and won’t leave Bruce alone. He suffers from his constant need to be with the only woman he has ever love, Betty Ross, and Bruce knows that he must return to civilization. The brilliant doctor is ruthlessly pursued by a nightmarish beast of pure adrenaline and aggression called The Abomination whose powers match that of the Hulk. Now, a fight of epic proportions ensues as Bruce must call upon the hero within to rescue New York City from total destruction.
Lady and the Tramp. Diamond ed. United States : Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment, 2012.
Voices: Peggy Lee, Larry Roberts, Bill Bancom, Verna Felton, George Givot, Lee Millar, Barbara Luddy, Bill Thompson, Stan Freberg, Alan Reed, Dallas McKennon, The Mello Men. Experience the thrilling adventures of Lady, a lovingly pampered cocker spaniel, and Tramp, a freewheeling mutt with a heart of gold. This heartwarming tale now charms a new generation of families and fans with its exquisite animation, unforgettable songs, and one of the greatest love stories of all time.
The lion king. DVD ed. [Burbank, Calif.] : Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment :, .
Voices: Jonathan Taylor Thomas (Young Simba), Matthew Broderick (Adult Simba), James Earl Jones (Mufasa), Jeremy Irons (Scar), Moira Kelly (Adult Nala), Niketa Calame (Young Nala), Ernie Sabella (Pumbaa), Nathan Lane (Timon), Robert Guillaume (Rafiki), Rowan Atkinson (Zazu), Madge Sinclair (Sarabi), Whoopi Goldberg (Shenzi), Cheech Marin (Banzai), Jim Cummings (Ed). “Embark on an extraordinary coming-of-age adventure as Simba, a lion cub who cannot wait to be king, searches for his destiny in the great ‘Circle of Life’”—Container.
Ratatouille. [Blu-ray version]. Burbank, CA : Walt Disney Home Entertainment :, c2007.
Voices: Patton Oswalt, Ian Holm, Lou Romano, Brian Dennehy, Peter Sohn, Peter O’Toole, Brad Garrett, Janeane Garofalo, Will Arnett, Julius Callahan, James Remar, John Ratzenberger. A rat named Remy dreams of becoming a great chef despite his family’s wishes and the obvious problem of being a rat in a decidedly rodent-phobic profession. When fate places Remy in Paris, he finds himself ideally situated beneath a restaurant made famous by his culinary hero. Despite the apparent dangers of being an unwanted visitor in the kitchen of one of Paris’ most exclusive restaurants, Remy forms an unlikely partnership with Linguini, the garbage boy, who inadvertently discovers Remy’s amazing talents. They strike a deal, ultimately setting into motion a chain of extraordinary events that turns the culinary world of Paris upside down.
Shutter Island. [United States] : Paramount Home Entertainment, 2010.
Jackie Earle Haley, Leonardo Dicaprio, Mark Ruffalo, Max Von Sydow, Michelle Williams, Ben Kingsley. When U.S. Marshall Teddy Daniels arrives at the asylum for the criminally insane on Shutter Island, what starts as a routine investigation quickly takes a sinister turn. As the investigation unfolds and Daniels uncovers more shocking and terrifying truths about the island, he also learns there are some places that never let you go.
Tarzan. Burbank, CA : Disney DVD :, 1999.
Brian Blessed, Glenn Close, Minnie Driver, Tony Goldwyn, Nigel Hawthorne, Lance Henriksen, Wayne Knight, Alex D. Linz, Rosie O’Donnell. Deep in the African jungle, a mama gorilla names an orphaned baby boy “Tarzan” and adopts him as her own. Tarzan develops all the instincts and prowess of a jungle animal. But with the sudden appearance of Tarzan’s own kind, two worlds are about to become one.
WALL-E. 3 - disc special ed. Burbank, CA : Walt Disney Home Entertainment, c2008.
Voices: Ben Burtt, Elissa Knight, Jeff Garlin, Fred Willard, MacInTalk, John Ratzenberger, Kathy Najimy, Sigourney Weaver. After hundreds of lonely years, a waste management robot finds a new purpose in life. With only a cockroach for a friend, he finds true love in another robot sent on a mission to Earth to see if it is safe for human life.
Zoolander. Special Collector’s Edition ; Widescreen. Hollywood, Calif. : Paramount Home Video, 2002.
As Derek Zoolander searches for meaning in his life at the end of his fashion modeling career, he is brainwashed by the evil fashion guru Mugatu to kill the Prime Minister of Malaysia.
Allison, Dorothy. Bastard out of Carolina. New York, N.Y., U.S.A. : Dutton, c1992.
Barnes, Julian. The sense of an ending. New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2011.
This intense new novel follows a middle-aged man as he contends with a past he has never much thought about until his oldest friends return with a vengeance, one of them from the grave another maddeningly present. Tony Webster thought he’d left all of this behind as he built a life for himself, and by now his marriage and family and career have fallen into an amicable divorce and retirement. But he is then presented with a mysterious legacy that obliges him to reconsider various things, and to revise his estimation of his own nature and his place in the world.
Caletti, Deb. Wild roses. 1st Simon Pulse ed. New York : Simon Pulse, 2006, c2005.
Seventeen-year-old Cassie, trying to deal with life in the household of her eccentric, paranoid stepfather, Dino, a genius composer and violin player, makes matters even worse when she begins dating Dino’s student, a violin prodigy who does not need anything to distract him from practicing for an important audition.
Carter, Ally. Cross my heart and hope to spy. 1st Hyperion Paperbacks ed. New York : Hyperion Paperbacks, 2008, c2007.
When the Gallagher Academy, a secret spy school for girls, hosts male guests, Cammie is blamed for a series of security breaches that forces her to clear her name while trying to deny her attraction to a hottie named Zach.
Carter, Ally. Don’t judge a girl by her cover. 1st Disney/Hyperion pbk. ed. New York : Disney/Hyperion Books, 2010, c2009.
When Cammie Morgan visits her Gallagher Academy roommate Macey in Boston during summer break, the two girls soon find themselves trapped in a kidnapper’s dangerous plot, with only their espionage skills to save them.
Carter, Ally. I’d tell you I love you, but then I’d have to kill you. 1st Hyperion Paperbacks ed. New York : Hyperion Paperbacks, 2007, c2006.
As a sophomore at a secret spy school and the daughter of a former CIA operative, Cammie is sheltered from “normal teenage life” until she meets a local boy while on a class surveillance mission.
Crutcher, Chris. Staying fat for Sarah Byrnes. 1st HarperTempest ed. New York : HarperTempest, 2003, c1993.
The daily class discussions about the nature of man, the existence of God, abortion, organized religion, suicide and other contemporary issues serve as a backdrop for a high-school senior’s attempt to answer a friend’s dramatic cry for help.
Crutcher, Chris. Whale talk. 1st ed. New York : Greenwillow Books, c2001.
Intellectually and athletically gifted, TJ, a multiracial, adopted teenager, shuns organized sports and the gung-ho athletes at his high school until he agrees to form a swimming team and recruits some of the school’s less popular students.
De la Cruz, Melissa, 1971-. Blue bloods. 1st Hyperion Paperbacks ed. New York : Hyperion Paperbacks, 2007, c2006.
Select teenagers from some of New York City’s wealthiest and most socially prominent families learn a startling secret about their bloodlines.
Gordimer, Nadine. July’s people. New York : Penguin Books, 1982, c1981.
For years, it had been what is called a “deteriorating situation.” Now all over South Africa the cities are battlegrounds. The members of the Smales family—liberal whites—are rescued from the terror by their servant, July, who leads them to refuge in his village. What happens to the Smaleses and to July—the shifts in character and relationships—gives us an unforgettable look into the terrifying, tacit understandings and misunderstandings between blacks and whites.
Green, John. Looking for Alaska. 1st ed. New York : Dutton Bks, c2005.
Sixteen-year-old Miles’ first year at Culver Creek Preparatory School in Alabama includes good friends and great pranks, but is defined by the search for answers about life and death after a fatal car crash.
Hoffman, Alice. Incantation. [Scholastic ed.]. New York : Little Brown & Co, 2007.
During the Spanish Inquisition, sixteen-year-old Estrella, brought up a Catholic, discovers her family’s true Jewish identity, and when their secret is betrayed by Estrella’s best friend, the consequences are tragic.
Horowitz, Anthony. Eagle Strike. New York : Scholastic, Inc, 2005.
While Alex is enjoying his vacation in southern France with Sabina (his girlfriend) and her family, he spots Yassen Gregorovich, the assassin who killed his uncle, Ian Rider. Shortly afterward, a `dreadful accident’ puts a quick end to the vacation. When Alex discovers Yassen’s cell phone has a speed dial, he dials the number and hears the voice of super-celebrity Damian Cray. Once Alex returns to London and tries to contact MI6, they don’t believe him. After failing to convince MI6 of Cray’s guilt, Alex sets off to prove it himself. His quest leads him to the headquarters of Cray Software Technology in Amsterdam. At the end of the book, Alex has uncovered a truth that has been concealed from him for his entire life, and will alter his entire future.
Horowitz, Anthony. Stormbreaker : by Anthony Horowitz. New York, NY : Scholatic Inc., c2000, 2001.
After the death of his uncle who had been his guardian, 14 year old Alex Rider is coerced to continue his uncle’s dangerous work with British Intelligence.
Horowitz, Anthony 1955-. Ark angel : an Alex Rider adventure. 1st Scholastic printing, November 2007. New York : Scholastic, 2007, c2006.
Force three — Boy in room nine — Emergency treatment — Kaspar — Fire escape — R & R — At the waterfront — Lap of luxury — Short circuit — Injury time — Blue murder — Expiration date — Biggest criminal in the world — Flamingo bay — Deep trouble — Tropical storm — Primary target — Wind and water — Red button — Ark angel — Reentry. After recovering from a near fatal gunshot wound, teenage spy Alex Rider embarks on a new mission to stop a group of eco-terrorists from sabotaging the launch of the first outer space hotel.
Horowitz, Anthony, 1955-. Crocodile tears (Alex Rider ; bk. 8). New York, N.Y. : Philomel Books, c2009.
"Targeted by a hitman and under threat of his past being exposed by the media, Alex reluctantly turns to MI6. But their help doesn’t come cheap: they need Alex to spy on the activities at a GM crop plant. There he spots Desmond McCain, a high profile charity organiser, who realises that Alex is on to him and the real plans for the money he’s raising. Kidnapped and whisked off to Africa, Alex learns the full horror of McCain’s plot: to create an epic disaster that will kill millions. Forced to ask MI6 for protection, Alex finds himself being manipulated in a deadly game that could lead to the destruction of an entire East African country"—Amazon.com.
Horowitz, Anthony, 1955-. Point blank : an Alex Rider adventure. New York : Scholastic, 2002.
Fourteen-year-old Alex continues his work as a spy for British MI6, investigating an exclusive school for boys in the French Alps.
Horowitz, Anthony, 1955-. Scorpia. 1st American ed. New York : Scholastic, 2006.
After being told that his father was an assassin for a criminal organization, fourteen-year-old Alex goes to Italy to find out more and becomes involved in a plan to kill thousands of English schoolchildren.
Horowitz, Anthony, 1955-. Scorpia rising. New York : Philomel Books, c2011.
When the world’s deadliest terrorist organization, Scorpia, stirs up trouble in the Middle East, it is up to fourteen-year-old MI6 agent Alex Rider to thwart their plans.
Horowitz, Anthony, 1955-. Skeleton Key. New York : Scholastic, 2004, c2002.
Reluctant teenage-spy Alex Rider, on a routine mission at the Wimbledon tennis championships, gets caught up in Chinese gangs, illegal nuclear weapons, and the suspect plans of his Russian host, General Sarov.
Horowitz, Anthony, 1955-. Snakehead. New York : Speak, 2008, c2007.
While working with the Australian Secret Service on a dangerous mission, teenaged spy Alex Rider uncovers information about his parents.
Kolosov, Jacqueline A. A sweet disorder. 1st ed. New York : Disney/Hyperion, c2009.
After the death of her father, Miranda becomes the ward of relatives who wish to marry her off, but her skills as a seamstress place her at Queen Elizabeth’s court and provide an opportunity for escape and independence.
March, William, 1893-1954. The bad seed. New York, : Rinehart, .
Metz, Melinda. Gifted Touch #1. First Edition. New York, NY : HarperCollins Publishers, 2001.
Sometimes, when I touch things, words fill my head. Words that like thoughts—thoughts that are inside of me…but not mine. I used to think I was crazy. Used to. I’m starting to wonder if there’s a reason for all th voices that tangle together in my mind. And if I’m right, then it’s not my sanity I’m worried about—it’s my life.
Metz, Melinda. Haunted. 1st Avon ed. New York : Avon, 2001.
Rae, a teenage girl who involuntarily receives the thoughts of the people whose fingerprints she touches, searches for her kidnapped friend Jesse and finds the culprit is directly involved in her past—specifically the loss of her mother sixteen years ago.
Metz, Melinda. Secrets. Avon Books, c2001.
Rae feels that she is in danger because someone is waiting for the chance to kill her.
Metz, Melinda. Trust Me. #3. First Edition. New York, NY : HarperCollins Publishers, 2001.
It was Anthony who helped me understand what I can do—who showed me that I wasn’t crazy. I was only trying to thank him, to help him find what he’s been searching for his entire life. But he thinks I’ve been betrayed him. He doesn’t understand that the answers I found aren’t what either one of us expected—and the truth could hurt me as much as it hurts him.
Moore, Lorrie. Birds of America. 1st ed. New York : A. Knopf, 1998.
Moore, Lorrie. A gate at the stairs : a novel. 1st ed. New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2009.
Moore, Lorrie. Like life : Stories. New York : Knopf, 1990.
Moore, Lorrie. Who will run the frog hospital? : a novel. 1st ed. New York : Knopf :, 1994.
Mukherjee, Bharati. The middleman and other stories. 1st ed. New York : Grove Press, 1988.
The middleman — A wife’s story — Loose ends — Orbiting — Fighting for the rebound — The tenant — Fathering — Jasmine — Danny’s girls — Buried lives — The management of grief. Told by fictional immigrants, the tales of arrival and survival spun by Mukherjee’s protagonists often paralyze the reader with their realism. They come from Italy, Trinidad, Israel, Vietnam, Afghanistan, the Philippines and elsewhere to build new lives in such places as Ann Arbor, Atlanta, Manhattan and Miami. For all the troubles the immigrants endure, Mukherjee’s portrayal of them as dauntless participants in the American experiment serves to empower them. Even as she’s being raped by her employer, Jasmine, a housekeeper from Trinidad, ponders that she has “no nothing other than what she wanted to invent and tell.” The Middleman won the 1988 National Book Critics Circle Award for Fiction.
Palacio, R. J. Wonder. New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2012.
Ten-year-old Auggie Pullman, who was born with extreme facial abnormalities and was not expected to survive, goes from being home-schooled to entering fifth grade at a private middle school in Manhattan, which entails enduring the taunting and fear of his classmates as he struggles to be seen as just another student.
Paterson, Katherine. Bridge to Terabithia. HarperCollins, 1987.
The life of a ten year old boy in rural Virginia expands when he becomes friends with a newcomer who subsequently meets and untimely death trying to reach their hideaway. Terabithia, during a storm.
Paton, Alan. Cry, the beloved country. New York : Collier Books, c1987.
Set in the troubled South Africa of the 1940s, this is the deeply moving story of a Zulu pastor, his son, and a land and a people riven by racial injustice. Passionately African, yet timeless and universal, it is a work of searing beauty.
Recommended reference books for small and medium-sized libraries and media centers. Littleton : Libraries Unlimited, c1981.
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McInerny, Dennis Q. Being logical : a guide to good thinking. Trade pbk. ed. New York : Random House Trade Paperbacks, 2005, c2004.
Preparing the mind for logic — The basic principles of logic — Argument: the language of logic — The sources of illogical thinking — The principal forms of illogical thinking. Whether regarded as a science, an art, or a skill–and it can properly be regarded as all three–logic is the basis of our ability to think, analyze, argue, and communicate. Indeed, logic goes to the very core of what we mean by human intelligence. In this concise, crisply readable book, distinguished professor D. Q. McInerny offers an indispensable guide to using logic to advantage in everyday life. Written explicitly for the layperson, McInerny’s Being Logical promises to take its place beside Strunk and White’s The Elements of Style as a classic of lucid, invaluable advice.
Pollock, Robert. The everything world’s religions book : discover the beliefs, traditions, and cultures of ancient and modern religions. Avon, Mass. : Adams Media, c2002.
Fermor, Patrick Leigh. A time to keep silence. New York : New York Review Books, c2007.
In A Time to Keep Silence, Leigh Fermor writes about an inward journey, describing his several sojourns in some of Europe’s oldest and most venerable monasteries. He stays at the Abbey of St. Wandrille, a great repository of art and learning; at Solesmes, famous for its revival of Gregorian chant; and at the deeply ascetic Trappist monastery of La Grande Trappe, where monks take a vow of silence. Finally, he visits the rock monasteries of Cappadocia, hewn from the stony spires of a moonlike landscape, where he seeks some trace of the life of the earliest Christian anchorites. More than a history or travel journal, however, this beautiful short book is a meditation on the meaning of silence and solitude for modern life.
Diamond, Jared M. Guns, germs, and steel : the fates of human societies. New York : Norton, c2005.
Easterbrook, Gregg. The progress paradox : how life gets better while people feel worse. 1st ed. New York : Random House, 2003.
The great story of our era : average people better off — Practically everything getting better — Why the good news scares people — Portable carpeted dog steps — More of everything except happiness — Stress, it’s nature’s plan — How to gain your mind — Selfish reasons to become a better person — Beyond credit cards and SUVs — Changing our world — Changing their world — It’s never too late. Explores the question of societal progress to explain why, despite strong evidence that the quality of life has improved dramatically, many people refuse to believe it.
Paglia, Camille, 1947-. Vamps & tramps : new essays. 1st ed. New York : Vintage Books, 1994.
The year of the penis — No law in the arena — The culture wars — Pop theater — Masters and mistresses — Memoirs and adventures — On literature and art — Book reviews — Satires and short takes. The bestselling author of Sexual Personae and Sex, Art, and American Culture is back with a fiery new collection of essays on everything from art and celebrity to gay activism, Lorena Bobbitt to Bill and Hillary. These essays have never appeared in book form, and many will be appearing in print for the first time.
Stiglitz, Joseph E. The roaring nineties : a new history of the world’s most prosperous decade. 1st ed. New York : W.W. Norton, c2003.
Boom and bust: seeds of destruction — Miracle workers, or lucky mistakes? — The all-powerful Fed and its role in inflating the bubble — Deregulation run amok — Creative accounting — The banks and the bubble — Tax cuts: feeding the frenzy — Making risk a way of life — Globalization: early forays — Enron — Debunking the myths — Toward a new democratic idealism: vision and values — Epilogue: further lessons on how to mismanage the economy.
Woodward, Bob, 1943-. The price of politics. 1st Simon & Schuster hardover ed. New York : Simon & Schuster, 2012.
"This book examines the struggle between President Obama and the United States Congress to manage federal spending and tax policy for the three and one half years between 2009 and the summer of 2012. More than half the book focuses on the intense 44-day crisis in June and July 2011 when the United States came to the brink of a potentially catastrophic default on its debt."—Note to readers.
Botkin, Daniel B. Powering the future : a scientist’s guide to energy independence. Upper Saddle River, N.J. : FT Press, c2010.
Conventional energy sources : Oil — Natural gas — Coal — Water power — Nuclear power — New energy sources : Wind power — Solar power — Ocean power — Biofuels — Designing an energy system : Transporting energy: the grid, hydrogen, batteries, and more — Transporting things — Saving energy at home and finding energy at your feet — Solutions. In this book, a leading scientist cuts through the controversy, presenting the facts about our energy needs, desires, and supplies and the environmental and human effects of obtaining and using energy. The author objectively assesses the true prospects, limitations, costs, risks, dangers, and tradeoffs associated with every leading and emerging source of energy.—[book jacket].
Galvin, Robert. Perfect power : how the microgrid revolution will unleash cleaner, greener, more abundant energy. New York : McGraw-Hill, 2009 [i.e. 2008].
Harris, Chris, 1961-. Electricity markets : pricing, structures and economics. Hoboken, NJ : John Wiley & Sons Inc., c2006.
Makansi, Jason. Lights out : the electricity crisis, the global economy, and what it means to you. Hoboken, N.J. : John Wiley & Sons, c2007.
Most people don’t realize that skyrocketing global energy demand and economic growth severely affect the supply of electricity. Between production (power plants) and delivery is an antiquated, “third-world” transmission grid that is in desperate need of hardening against breakdowns, terrorist attacks, inadequate carrying capacity, and operational obsolescence. And while electricity doesn’t hold the headlines or dramatic power of oil, the ability to ensure its uninterrupted supply at a reasonable price is even more essential to global survival and prosperity. Lights Out is today’s most detailed, in-depth examination of this largely unreported looming energy crisis. Written by one of the world’s top electricity industry experts, this powerful book covers numerous hot button economic and political issues-free markets versus regulation; energy independence versus foreign imports; nuclear power, global warming, and other environmental issues; and much more. Beyond just uncovering and illuminating the problems, however, it proposes a comprehensive road map of technical solutions and regulatory reform from both the production and demand sides of the equation-a framework for rethinking, rebuilding, and enhancing the entire electricity production and delivery infrastructure. Prescriptive and provocative, Lights Out will redefine the simmering debate on how the world can-and must-act now to head off a global catastrophe, one that could eventually wreak even more havoc than the ongoing oil crisis.
Rand, Tom, 1967-. Kick the fossil fuel habit : 10 clean technologies to save our world. Toronto : Eco Ten Pub., c2010.
Solar — Wind — Geothermal — Biofuels — Hydropower — Ocean — Smart buildings — Transportation — Efficiency and conservation — The energy Internet.
Warkentin-Glenn, Denise. Electric power industry in nontechnical language. 2nd ed. Tulsa, Okla. : PennWell Corporation, c2006.
Brown, Lester R. (Lester Russell), 1934-. World on the edge : how to prevent environmental and economic collapse. 1st ed. New York : W.W. Norton, c2011.
The author addresses the crucial environmental issues of our times and considers the impact on the ecomomies of the world.
Giancoli, Douglas C. Physics : principles with applications. 6th ed. Upper Saddle River, N.J. : Pearson/Prentice Hall, c2005.
This best-selling algebra-based physics book has been widely known for its carefully crafted exposition, strong biological applications, and high degree of accuracy and precision. The Fifth Edition maintains these strengths and brings a conceptual emphasis and real-world flavor to the examples, problems, and art program. In addition, the new edition features an unparalleled suite of media and on-line resources to enhance the physics classroom. For readers with an algebra-based physics background.
Parker, Barry R. The Isaac Newton school of driving : physics and your car. Baltimore, MD : Johns Hopkins University Press, 2003.
For some people, driving is an art; for others, it’s a science. At the Isaac Newton School of Driving, though, every car is a laboratory on wheels and every drive an exciting journey into the world of physics. As explained by renowned science writer and physics professor Barry Parker—whose father was a car mechanic and garage owner—almost every aspect of driving involves physics. A car’s performance and handling relies on fundamental concepts such as force, momentum, and energy. Its ignition system depends on the principles of electricity and magnetism. Braking relies on friction—yet another basic scientific concept—and if the brakes fail, the resulting damage, too, can be predicted using physics.
Kessler, Andy. The end of medicine : how Silicon Valley (and naked mice) will reboot your doctor. New York : Collins, 2006.
An analysis of the current state of medicine describes how new technologies are on the verge of producing cutting-edge imaging and mapping techniques that will allow doctors to prevent serious ailments and enable investors to make a fortune.
Saltzman, W. Mark. Biomedical engineering : bridging medicine and technology. Cambridge ; : Cambridge University Press, 2009.
Doty, Mark. Heaven’s coast : a memoir. 1st ed. New York : HarperCollins, 1996.
The author’s recollections of his lover’s his struggle with, and eventual death from AIDS.
Eisenberg, Arlene. What to expect when you’re expecting. 2nd ed. New York : Workman Pub., c1991.
Blume, Steven Warren. Electric power system basics : for the nonelectrical professional. Hoboken, N.J. : Wiley-Interscience ;, c2007.
System overview, terminology, and basic concepts — Generation — Transmission lines — Substations — Distribution — Consumption — System protection — Interconnected power systems — System control centers and telecommunications — Personal protection (safety).
Fletcher, Seth, 1979-. Bottled lightning : superbatteries, electric cars, and the new lithium economy. 1st ed. New York : Hill and Wang, 2011.
Shares strategies for meeting the near-future world’s energy needs, citing the prevalence of lithium in everyday technologies while explaining the metal’s potential role in reducing oil dependency, shifting geopolitical power, and enabling sustainability.
National Joint Apprenticeship Training Committee. All about motors. First edition. Clifton Park, NY : Thomson Delmar Learning, .
A practical blend of theory, diagrams, graphs, drawings, and photos combine in this book to assist readers in developing a complete understanding of all types of electric motors, generators, and alternators. All About Motors comprehensively examines such concepts as magnetic and inductive theory, characteristics of various types of motors, and the speed control of AC and DC motors that provide the necessary background for a thorough understanding of rotating equipment.
Johnstone, Bob. Brilliant! : Shuji Nakamura and the revolution in lighting technology. Amherst, N.Y. : Prometheus Books, 2007.
A revolution in the way we use artificial lighting is underway, one that is every bit as sweeping and significant as Edison’s invention of the light bulb. The technology of light emitting diodes is ready for widespread implementation. Its impacts will include a reduction in energy consumption for electric lighting by up to 80 per cent. This book tells the story of Shuli Nakamura, a gifted Japanese engineer who came out of nowhere to stun the world with his announcement that he had created the last piece in the puzzle needed for manufacturing solid-state white lights. The invention of this holy grail product which promises to make the ordinary light bulb obsolete, had eluded the best minds at the top electronics firms for 25 years. Until his startling announcement, Nakamura had not even been on the radar screen of most industry observers. The author is the first Western journalist to interview Nakamura and has received the brilliant engineer’s full co-operation. He has also interviewed other key players in the imminent lighting revolution proving an exciting preview of the technological, entrepreneurial and artistic creativity that will soon be unleashed by Nakamura’s inventions.
Held, Gilbert, 1943-. Introduction to light emitting diode technology and applications. Boca Raton : CRC Press, c2009.
With balanced coverage of the basics and future developments, Introduction to Light Emitting Diode Technology and Applications takes you on a tour of the LED evolution. The book begins with a brief history of the effort to enable the device that generates light through modern organic LEDs and reviews the fundamentals and principles of light prior to a detailed explanation of how LEDs generate different colors. After forming this basic foundation, the book examines the key LEDs in lighting and communications. It then discusses the latest opportunities and advancements in high brightness (HB) LED technology, solid state lighting, and handheld electronic applications.
Lumley, John L. (John Leask), 1930-. Engines : an introduction. Cambridge ; : Cambridge University Press, 1999.
The internal combustion engine that powers the modern automobile has changed very little from its initial design of some eighty years ago. Unlike many high tech advances, engine design still depends on an understanding of basic fluid mechanics and thermodynamics. This text offers a fresh approach to the study of engines, with an emphasis on design and on fluid dynamics. Professor Lumley, a renowned fluid dynamicist, provides a lucid explanation of how air and fuel are mixed, how they get into the engine, what happens to them there, and how they get out again. Particular attention is given to the complex issue of pollution. Every chapter includes numerous illustrations and examples and concludes with homework problems. Examples are taken from the early days of engine design, as well as the latest designs, such as stratified charge gasoline direct injection engines. It is intended that the text be used in conjunction with the Stanford Engine Simulation Program (ESP). This user-friendly, interactive software tool answers a significant need not addressed by other texts on engines. Aimed at undergraduate and first-year graduate students, the book will also appeal to hobbyists and car buffs who will appreciate the wealth of illustrations of classic, racing, and modern engines.
Kaplan, David A., 1956-. Mine’s bigger : Tom Perkins and the making of the greatest sailing machine ever built. 1st ed. New York : HarperCollins, c2007.
Tom Perkins had a dream. It wasn’t to get rich, acquire power, or marry into fame. As the man most responsible for creating Silicon Valley, he had done all that. As he hit his seventies, Perkins wanted to create the biggest, fastest, riskiest, highest-tech, most self-indulgent sailboat ever—the “perfect yacht.” His fantasy would be a modern clipper ship—as long as a football field, forty-two feet wide, with three masts each rising twenty stories toward the heavens. With keen storytelling and biting wit, Newsweek’s David A. Kaplan takes us behind the scenes of an extraordinary project and inside the mind of a larger-than-life character.
Stockel, Martin W. Auto fundamentals : how and why of the design, construction, and operation of automobiles : applicable to all makes and models.Tinley Park, Ill. : Goodheart-Willcox, 2005.
Dinkel, John. Road & track illustrated automotive dictionary. Cambridge, MA : Bentley Publishers, c2000.
Newton, Tom. How cars work. 1st ed. Vallejo, CA : Black Apple Press, c1999.
Nerad, Jack R. The complete idiot’s guide to hybrid and alternative fuel vehicles. New York, N.Y. : Alpha Books, c2007.
Jackson, Mary, 1946-. Car smarts : an easy-to-use guide to understanding your car & communicating with your mechanic. Santa Fe, N.M. : John Muir Publications, c1998.
You wouldn’t dream of repairing your own car, but knowing how it’s transmission, brakes and other systems work can save you time and money! Jackson provides you with the answers to all of your car care questions.
Branson, Richard. Business stripped bare : adventures of a global entrepreneur. London : Virgin Books ;, 2008.
Whitney, Diana Kaplin. Appreciative team building : positive questions to bring out the best of your team. New York [N.Y.] : iUniverse, Inc., c2004.
Dorf, Richard C. Technology ventures : from idea to enterprise. Boston : McGraw Hill Higher Education, c2005.
Technology Ventures is the first textbook to thoroughly examine a global phenomenon known as “technology entrepreneurship.” Entrepreneurship represents a vital source of change in all facets of society, empowering individuals to seek opportunity where others see insurmountable problems. Technology entrepreneurship is a style of business leadership that involves identifying high-potential, technology-intensive commercial opportunities, gathering resources such as talent and capital, and managing rapid growth and significant risks using principled decision-making skills.
Fitzwater, Terry L. Behavior-based interviewing : selecting the right person for the job. Menlo Park, Calif. : Crisp Learning ;, c2000.
Introduction. The realities of interviewing ; The legalities of interviewing ; The behavior-based interview process ; The four-phase selection model — Phase 1 : Gather information — Phase 2 : Conduct the interview — Phase 3 : Interpret behavior — Phase 4 : Follow-up — App. A. 200 behavior-based interview questions — App. B. Forms — Additional reading.
Scheer, Silke. The entrepreneur as business leader : cognitive leadership in the firm. Cheltenham, UK ; : Edward Elgar, c2009.
Silke Scheer bridges some of the missing links that can be identified within the theory of cognitive leadership and demonstrates how its scope can be broadened by investigating group level processes, and how they can have an impact on the socialization of newcomers. Combining both theoretical and empirical explorations, this book will be of great significance to anyone from a managerial or psychological background that is interested in leadership.
Godin, Seth. Purple cow : transform your business by being remarkable. New York : Portfolio, 2009.
Sernovitz, Andy. Word of mouth marketing : how smart companies get people talking. [Rev. ed.]. New York : Kaplan Pub., c2009.
What is word of mouth marketing? — Deep stuff : six big ideas — The word of mouth marketing manifesto — The five Ts in action — Talkers : who will tell their friends about you? — Topics : what will they talk about? — Tools : how can you help the message travel? — Taking part : how can you join the conversation? — Tracking : what are people saying about you?. With straightforward advice and humor, marketing expert Andy Sernovitz will show you how the world’s most respected and profitable companies get their best customers for free through the power of word of mouth.
Leffler, William L. Petroleum refining in nontechnical language. 4th ed. /. Tulsa, Okla. : PennWell, c2008.
Hodge, Susie, 1960-. Why your five-year-old could not have done that : modern art explained. Munich ; : Prestel, 2012.
Come on, you know you’ve thought it—while viewing a “masterpiece” of abstract art, you mutter, “A kid could do that.” Here Susie Hodge, author of How to Survive Modern Art, explains why the best examples of modern art are actually the result of sophisticated thought and serious talent. From Marcel Duchamp’s notorious Fountain and the scribbles of Cy Twombly to Mark Rothko’s multiforms and Carl Andre’s uncarved blocks, Hodge addresses critical outrage with a revealing insight into the technical skill, layering of ideas, and sheer inspiration behind each work. In cleverly organized chapters such as “Objects/ Toys,” “Provocations/Tantrums,” and “People/Monsters,” Hodges thoughtfully and definitively lays bare the perception that modern art is mere child’s play.
DiYanni, Robert. Literature : reading fiction, poetry, and drama. 6th ed. Boston : McGraw-Hill, c2007.
Paglia, Camille, 1947-. Sexual personae : art and decadence from Nefertiti to Emily Dickinson. 1st Vintage Books ed. New York : Vintage Books, c1991.
From ancient Egypt through the nineteenth century, Sexual Personae explores the provocative connections between art and pagan ritual; between Emily Dickinson and the Marquis de Sade; between Lord Byron and Elvis Presley. It ultimately challenges the cultural assumptions of both conservatives and traditional liberals.
Trinh, T. Minh-Ha (Thi Minh-Ha), 1952-. Woman, native, other : writing postcoloniality and feminism. Bloomington : Indiana University Press, c1989.
York, Jake Adam. Murder ballads. 1st ed. Denver, Colo. : Elixir Press, c2005.
Murder Ballads is an exploration of Southern history that pays special attention to the martyrs of the Civil Rights Movement. York is a native of Gasden, AL.
York, Jake Adam. Persons unknown. Carbondale ; : Crab Orchard Review :, c2010.
In this stunning continuation to the poetry collection A Murmuration of Starlings, dedicated to those who lost their lives during the Civil Rights movement, Jake Adam York presents another set of searing portraits of these martyrs—men whose murders haunt America’s history. These elegiac and documentary poems seek justice and understanding for such sacrifices as Mack Charles Parker, lynched in Mississippi in 1959, his body disposed of in the waters of the Pearl River; Charles Eddie Moore and Henry Hezekiah Dee, abducted into the depths of the Homochitto Forest, beaten, and drowned in the Mississippi by the Ku Klux Klan; and Medgar Evers, dedicated activist, whose assassination outside his home in 1963 sent shockwaves throughout the South. Drawing on photographs, articles, legal documents, and other cultural artifacts, York deftly weaves history and memory into a lyrical reckoning for these often-overlooked victims of the bitter struggle for Civil Rights.
Hochschild, Adam. To end all wars : a story of loyalty and rebellion, 1914-1918. Boston : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2011.
World War I stands as one of history’s most senseless spasms of carnage, defying rational explanation. In his riveting narrative, Hochschild brings it to life as never before while focusing on the long-ignored moral drama of the war’s critics, alongside its generals and heroes.
Goodwin, Doris Kearns. Team of rivals : the political genius of Abraham Lincoln. 1st Simon & Schuster pbk. ed. New York : Simon & Schuster Paperbacks, 2006, c2005.
An analysis of Abraham Lincoln’s political talents identifies the character strengths and abilities that enabled his successful election, in an account that also describes how he used the same abilities to rally former opponents in winning the Civil War.
Rasmussen, Daniel, 1987-. American uprising : the untold story of America’s largest slave revolt. 1st ed. New York : Harper, c2011.
Carnival in New Orleans — Paths to slavery — A revolutionary forge — Empire’s emissary — Conquering the frontier — Masks and motives — The rebels’ pact — Revolt — A city in chaos — A second wind — The battle — Heads on poles — Friends of necessity — Statehood and the young American nation — The slaves win their freedom — The cover-up. Provides a gripping and revealing history of the 1811 New Orleans slave rebellion that offers new insight into American expansionism and the path to the Civil War.
Ante, Spencer E. Creative capital : Georges Doriot and the birth of venture capital. Boston, Mass. : Harvard Business Press, c2008.
Roots : 1863-1898 — The student : 1899-1920 — Coming to America : 1921-1925 — The professor : 1925-1930 — Slouching through the Depression : 1930-1940 — War—the inflection point : 1940-1946 — Founding fathers : 1946-1951 — The birth of venture capital : 1951-1956 — A star is born : 1957-1961 — The first home run : 1962-1967 — The takeover : 1967-1972 — How the West was won : 1972-1980 — A love story : 1974-1987. In Creative Capital, Spencer Ante tells the compelling story of the enigmatic and quirky man—Georges Doriot—who created the venture capital industry. The author traces the pivotal events in Doriot’s life, including his experience as a decorated brigadier general during World War II; as a maverick professor at Harvard Business School; and as the architect and founder of the first venture capital firm, American Research and Development. It artfully chronicles Doriot’s business philosophy and his stewardship in startups, such as the important role he played in the formation of Digital Equipment Corporation and many other new companies that later grew to be influential and successful.
Bitton-Jackson, Livia. Elli : Coming of Age in the Holocaust. Harpercollins Pub Ltd, 1994, c 1980.
From her small, sunny hometown between the beautiful Carpathian Mountains and the blue Danube River, Elli Friedmann was taken-at a time when most girls are growing up, having boyfriends and embarking upon the adventure of life-and thrown into the murderous hell of Hitler’s Final Solution. When Elli emerged from Auschwitz and Dachau just over a year later, she was fourteen. She looked like a sixty-year-old. This account of horrifyingly brutal inhumanity-and dogged survival - is Elli’s true story.
Rogers, Jim, 1942-. A gift to my children : a father’s lessons for life and investing. Unabridged. Old Saybrook, Conn. : Tantor Media, p2009.
Read by Johnny Heller. Presents strategies to young investors for attaining success and happiness.
Zuckerman, Gregory. The greatest trade ever. New York : Random House Audio, p2009.
Read by Marc Cashman. Written by the prizewinning reporter who broke the story in The Wall Street Journal, The Greatest Trade Ever is a superbly written, fast-paced, behind-the-scenes narrative of how a contrarian foresaw an escalating financial crisis—that outwitted Chuck Prince, Stanley O’Neal, Richard Fuld, and Wall Street’s titans—to make financial history.
Brafman, Ori. Sway : the irresistible pull of irrational behavior. Unabridged. [Minneapolis?] : HighBridge Audio, p2008.
Read by John Apicella. Looks at the underlying causes of a number of counterproductive modes of thought and behavior, such as loss aversion (the tendency to go to great lengths to avoid perceived losses), diagnosis bias (the inability to reevaluate an initial impression of a person or situation), and chameleon effect (the tendency to take on arbitrarily assigned characteristics).
Blade runner. Four-disc collector’s ed., widescreen version. Burbank, CA : Distributed by Warner Home Video, .
Disc 1. The final cut (2007) — disc 2. Dangerous days : making Blade Runner — disc 3. U.S. theatrical cut (1982) ; International theatrical cut (1982) ; Director’s cut (1992) — disc 4. Enhancement archive. Harrison Ford, Rutger Hauer, Sean Young, Edward James Olmos, Daryl Hannah, M. Emmet Walsh. A futuristic tale set in the Los Angeles of 2020. A detective (Ford) must track down and eliminate four killer androids known as “replicants.” These genetically engineered beings of superior strength and intelligence have mutinied at a space colony and returned to earth seeking their creator and an extension in their short programmed lifespan.
Clash of the gods. [New York] : A&E Television Networks :, 2010.
Disc 1. Zeus — Hercules — Hades — Minotaur. Disc 2. Medusa — Odysseus: curse of the sea — Odysseus: warrior’s revenge. Disc 3. Beowulf — Tolkien’s monsters — Thor. Narrator, Stan Bernard. Explores the epic stories and legendary figures behind ancient mythologies, examining the world of the ancients and connecting some of their myths to actual historical events.
The dramatic works of William Shakespeare : Romeo & Juliet. New York, NY : Ambrose Video, 2003.
Patrick Ryecart, Rebecca Saire, Celia Johnson, Michael Hordern, John Gielgud. Shakespeare’s tragedy about star-crossed lovers and family honor.
The dramatic works of William Shakespeare : As You Like It. New York : dist. by Ambrose Video, .
Helen Mirren, Richard Pasco, Brian Stirner. Shakespeare’s comedy about the roles society sometimes forces us to play.
The dramatic works of William Shakespeare : Coriolanus. [New York] : Ambrose Video Pub., c1983.
Alan Howard, Joss Ackland, Irene Worth, Patrick Godfrey, Anthony Pedley, Teddy Kempner. The last of Shakespeare’s tragedies, in which Coriolanus, a strong and cruel soldier, brings about his own downfall through the flaws in his character.
The dramatic works of William Shakespeare : Julius Caesar. New York, NY : Ambrose Video, 2003.
Richard Pasco, Charles Gray, Keith Mitchell, David Collings, Virginia McKenna. Shakespeare’s classic drama of power, assassination and revenge in ancient Rome.
The dramatic works of William Shakespeare : Macbeth. New York, NY : Ambrose Video, 2003.
Nicol Williamson, Jane Lapotire, Brenda Bruce, Eileen Way, Anne Dyson. Shakespeare’s tragedy about greed and ambition, and a man driven to murder to gain a kingdom, only to meet his death.
The dramatic works of William Shakespeare : The Merchant of Venice. New York : Dist. by Ambrose Video, .
Warren Mitchell, Gemma Jones. Shakespeare’s classic drama of mercy, tolerance and the law in sixteenth-century Venice.
The dramatic works of William Shakespeare : Titus Andronicus. New York : Ambrose Video Pub., c1985.
Paul Davies-Prowles (Young Lucius), Edward Hardwicke (Marcus), Walter Brown (Aemilius), Brian Protheroe (Saturninus), Nicholas Gecks (Bassianus), Derek Fuke (Captain/Third Goth/Sempronius), Eileen Atkins (Queen Tamora), Peter Searles (Alarbus/Forth Goth/Valentine), Neil McCaul (Demetrius), Michael Crompton (Chiron), Hugh Quarshie (Aaron), Gavin Richards (Lucius), Crispin Redman (Quintus), Tom Hunsinger (Martius), Michael Packer (Mutius), Trevor Peacock (Titus Andronicus), Anna Calder-Marshall (Lavinia), Paul Kelly (Publius/Second Goth), John Benfield (Messenger/First Goth/Caius), Deddie Davies (Nurse), Tim Potter (Clown). William Shakespeare’s tragedy set in Roman times dealing with the revenge of Titus Andronicus for the atrocities committed against his family by Tamora, the captive queen of the Goths, and her faction.
The dramatic works of William Shakespeare : The Tempest. New York : Dist. by Ambrose Video, .
Michael Hordern, Christopher Guard. The adventures of Prospero and Miranda after they are set adrift and wind up on an enchanted island.
The dramatic works of William Shakespeare : Antony and Cleopatra. New York : Ambrose Video Pub., c1980.
John Paul (Canidius), Jonathan Adams (Ventidius), Jane Lapotaire (Cleopatra), Colin Blakely (Antony), Darien Angadi (Alexas), Janet Key (Chairman), Howard Goorney (Soothsayer), Cassie McFarlane (Iras), Emrys James (Enobarbus), Kevin Huckstep (Messenger), Michael Anthony (Messenger), Mohammad Shamsi (Mardian), Ian Charleson (Octavius Caesar), Esmond Knight (Lepidus), Harry Waters (Thidias), David Neal (Proculeius), Anthony Pedley (Agrippa), Geoffrey Collins (Dolabella), Donald Sumpter (Pompeius), George Innes (Menas), Desmond Stokes (Menecrates), Lynn Farleigh (Octavia), David Kincaid (Cleopatra’s Messenger), Simon Chandler (Eros), Pat Connell (Soldier), Christopher Ettridge (Scarus), George Howe (Euphronius), John Eastham (Servant), Iain Rattray (Soldier), Frederick Warder (Soldier), Michael Egan (Soldier), Alec Sabin (Dercetas), Jimmy Gardner (Clown). A dramatization of Shakespeare’s famous play which explores the calamitous consequences of an overwhelming passion by telling the story of Antony, the once-heralded leader who becomes stupified with passion and degenerates into a fool, and the multi-faceted Cleopatra.
The dramatic works of William Shakespeare : King Lear. New York : Ambrose Video Pub., c1982.
Gillian Barge (Goneril), John Bird (Duke of Albany), Brenda Blethyn (Cordelia), Julian Curry (Duke of Cornwall), John Grillo (Oswald), Michael Hordern (King Lear), Michael Kitchen (Edmund), Anton Lesser (Edgar), Frank Middlemass (Fool), Norman Rodway (Earl of Gloucester), John Shrapnel (Earl of Kent), Harry Waters (King of France), David Weston (Duke of Burgundy), Penelope Wilton (Regan), Iain Armstrong, Ken Stott, Stuart Blake, Tony Sympson. Shakespeare’s plays in which tragedy occurs when an old king divides his kingdom between his daughters.
The dramatic works of William Shakespeare : Timon of Athens. New York : Ambrose Video Pub., c1981.
John Fortune (Poet), John Bird (Painter), Tony Jay (Merchant), David Kinsey (Jeweler), Jonathan Pryce (Timon), John Welsh (Flavius), Sebastian Shaw (Old Athenian), Max Arthur (Lucilius), Norman Rodway (Apemantus), Geoffrey Collins (Flaminius), Terence McGinity (Servilius), John Shrapnel (Alcibiades), Hugh Thomas (Lucius), James Cossins (Lucullus), Donald Gee (Ventidius), John Bailey (Sempronius), Karen Johnson (Amazon), Heloise Lombardi (Amazon), Seeta Indrani (Amazon), Corrine Barton (Amazon), Caroline Reed (Amazon), Tracey Robinson (Amazon), Michael Anthony (Caphis), Bev Willis (Varro’s Servant), Andrew Manson (Isidore’s Servant), David Neal (First Senator), John Justin (Second Senator), Cornelius Garrett (Prisoner), Elayne Sharling (Phrynia), Diana Dors (Timandra), David Kincaid (First Bandit), Derek Deadman (Second Bandit), Gil Morris (Soldier). Details the transformation of a noble Athenian from a reckless spendthrift to a mad misanthrope.
The dramatic works of William Shakespeare : Hamlet. New York, NY : Ambrose Video, 2003.
Derek Jacobi, Claire Bloom, Patrick Stewart, Eric Porter, Lalla Ward. In Shakespeare’s classic drama exploring madness, guilt, justice and self-perception, Denmark’s Prince Hamlet feigns madness in order to catch his father’s killer.
The dramatic works of William Shakespeare : The Taming of the Shrew. New York : Dist. by Ambrose Video, .
John Cleese, Simon Chandler. It takes Cleese’s Petruchio to tame Badel’s strong-willed Kate to clear the way for her sister’s marriage.
Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616. The dramatic works of William Shakespeare : A Midsummer Night’s Dream. New York : distributed by Ambrose Video Publishing, c1981.
The approaching wedding of Theseus and Hippolyta, is delightfully crosscrossed with the on-again, off-again romances of two young pairs of Athenian lovers.
Hugo. Widescreen. Hollywood, Calif. : Paramount, 2012, c2011.
Ben Kingsley, Sacha Baron Cohen, Asa Butterfield, Chloë Grace Moretz, Ray Winstone, Emily Mortimer, Jude Law. An adventure of a boy who has to unlock a secret left to him by his father and he will find a place to call home.
Wayne, John. John Wayne : 2 DVD Collection. Louisville, CO : Distributed by Gaiam Americas, 2011.
John Wayne: American Hero of the Movies, The Dawn Rider, Texas Terror, The Trail Beyond, McLintock!, The Star Packer, The Hurricane Express.
Journey to the center of the Earth. Bethesda, Md. : Discovery Channel Video ;, c2012.
Narrator, Larry Belling. In this real-life quest that follows Jules Verne’s classic adventure story, you’ll venture to the farthest depths ever reached by man-exporing mines, caves, and even down to 22,000 feet under the sea.
Liberty Heights. Widescreen version. Burbank, CA : Warner Home Video, .
Adrien Brody, Bebe Neuwirth, Joe Mantegna. A Jewish family living in the Liberty Heights area of Baltimore experiences the social changes of 1954.
Jeffcoat, Melanie., 2010. Open Secret : based on the transcripts of the 1901 Alabama Constitutional Convention. Alabama Citizens for Constitutional Reform Inc, 2010.
Titanic : 100th anniversary collection. Louisville, CO : Distributed by Gaiam Americas, c2012.
Over a century ago the RMS Titanic sank to the bottom of the north Atlantic, and in that moment a legend was born. This collection features four programs that explores various aspects of this ship’s time at sea and it’s enduring legacy.
Ammaniti, Niccolo. I’m not scared. 1st American. Edinburgh, Scotland : Canongate, 2003.
The hottest summer of the twentieth century. A tiny community of five houses in the middle of wheat fields. While the adults shelter indoors, six children venture out on their bikes across the scorched, deserted countryside. In the midst of that sea of golden wheat, nine-year-old Michele Amitrano discovers a secret so momentous, so terrible, that he dare not tell anyone about it. To come to terms with what he finds, he will have to draw strength from his own imagination and sense of humanity. The reader witnesses a dual story: the one that is seen through Michele’s eyes, and the tragedy involving the adults of this isolated hamlet. The result is an immensely powerful, lyrical and skilfully narrated novel, reminiscent of Stephen King’s Stand By Me.
Billingsley, Franny, 1954-. Chime. New York : Dial Books, c2011.
Briony, who can see the spirits that haunt the marshes around their town, feels responsible for her twin sister’s horrible injury until a young man enters their lives and exposes secrets that even Briony does not know about.
Collins, William Wilkie. The Woman in White. Everyman’s Library. New York : Alfred A. Knopf, Inc, 1991.
Funke, Cornelia. Thief Lord, The. New York : Scholastic, 2000.
Two orphaned brothers, Prosper and Bo, have run away to Venice, where crumbling canals and misty alleyways shelter a secret community of street urchins. Leader of this motley crew of lost children is a clever, charming boy with a dark history of his own: He calls himself the Thief Lord. Prosper and Bo relish their new “family” and life of petty crime. But their cruel aunt and a bumbling detective are on their trail. And posing an even greater threat to the boys’ freedom is something from a forgotten past: a beautiful magical treasure with the power to spin time itself.
Primary colors : a novel of politics. 1st ed. New York : Random House, c1996.
The electoral campaign of a Southern governor for the presidency of the United States. Narrated by a half-black campaign staffer, the novel follows the governor—ably assisted by his dynamic wife, a lawyer—as he mixes calculation with sincerity, dodges a draft-controversy bullet, gorges on barbecues, poaches off others’ plates, seduces the occasional innocent bystander and confronts the resulting sex scandals.
Green, John, 1977-. An abundance of Katherines. 1st ed. New York : Dutton Books, c2006.
Having been recently dumped for the nineteenth time by a girl named Katherine, recent high school graduate and former child prodigy Colin sets off on a road trip with his best friend to try to find some new direction in life while also trying to create a mathematical formula to explain his relationships.
Green, John, 1977-. The fault in our stars. 1st ed. New York : Dutton Books, c2012.
Sixteen-year-old Hazel, a stage IV thyroid cancer patient, has accepted her terminal diagnosis until a chance meeting with a boy at cancer support group forces her to reexamine her perspective on love, loss, and life.
Green, John, 1977-. Paper towns. 1st ed. New York : Dutton Books, c2008.
One month before graduating from his Central Florida high school, Quentin “Q” Jacobsen basks in the predictable boringness of his life until the beautiful and exciting Margo Roth Spiegelman, Q’s neighbor and classmate, takes him on a midnight adventure and then mysteriously disappears.
Lore, Pittacus. I am number four. New York : Harper, c2010.
In rural Ohio, friendships and a beautiful girl prove distracting to a fifteen-year-old who has hidden on Earth for ten years waiting to develop the Legacies, or powers, he will need to rejoin the other six surviving Garde members and fight the Mogadorians who destroyed their planet, Lorien.
See, Lisa. Shanghai girls : a novel. Random House trade pbk. ed. New York : Random House Trade Paperbacks, 2010, c2009.
In 1937 Shanghai—the Paris of Asia—twenty-one-year-old Pearl Chin and her younger sister, May, are having the time of their lives. Both are beautiful, modern, and carefree—until the day their father tells them that he has gambled away their wealth. To repay his debts, he must sell the girls as wives to suitors who have traveled from Los Angeles to find Chinese brides. As Japanese bombs fall on their beloved city, Pearl and May set out on the journey of a lifetime, from the Chinese countryside to the shores of America. Though inseparable best friends, the sisters also harbor petty jealousies and rivalries. Along the way they make terrible sacrifices, face impossible choices, and confront a devastating, life-changing secret, but through it all the two heroines of this astounding new novel hold fast to who they are—Shanghai girls.
Smiley, Jane. A thousand acres : a novel. 1st Anchor Books ed. New York : Anchor Books, 2003, c1991.
Hidden family secrets erupt when a father decides to leave his prosperous farm to two of his three daughters.
Spark, Muriel. The prime of Miss Jean Brodie. 1st Perennial Classics ed. New York : Perennial Classics, 1999.
The elegantly styled classic story of a young, unorthodox teacher and her special—and ultimately dangerous—relationship with six of her students.
Talese, Gay. Unto the sons. 1st trade ed. New York : Knopf :, 1992.
At long last, Gay Talese, one of America’s greatest living authors, employs his prodigious storytelling gifts to tell the saga of his own family’s emigration to America from Italy in the years preceding World War II. Ultimately it is the story of all immigrant families and the hope and sacrifice that took them from the familiarity of the old world into the mysteries and challenges of the new.
SparkNotes 101 American government. New York, NY : Spark Pub., c2007.
SPARKNOTES: 101 AMERICAN GOVERNMENT is the definitive resource for all students of the U.S. Constitution, the Federal Bureaucracy with comprehensive notes on Domestic and Foreign Policy including Civil Rights & Civil Liberties. Special Interest Groups, and other important concepts are covered which are taught in introductory-level American government classes.
McGraw-Hill concise encyclopedia of science & technology. 4th ed. New York : McGraw-Hill, c1998.
Contains 7,800 alphabetically arranged articles that provide information about topics in seventy-five major fields of science and engineering, including biographical sketches of some of the world’s top scientists; and features photographs, drawings, tables and charts, cross-references, and an index.