Monday, March 25, 2013 Wednesday, February 20, 2013

New Books and DVDs

Sorted by Call Number / Author (Nonfiction at the top, Fiction and DVDs at the bottom)

001.9 M

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.

153.35 S

Shekerjian, Denise G. Uncommon genius : : how great ideas are born. New York, N.Y., U.S.A. : Penguin Books, 1991.

248.86 A

Apple, Dennis, 1942-. Life after the death of my son : what I’m learning. Kansas City, Mo. : Beacon Hill Press of Kansas City, c2008.

297 E

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.

301 B

Ball, Philip, 1962-. Critical mass : how one thing leads to another. 1st American ed. New York : Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2004.

302 G

Gladwell, Malcolm, 1963-. The tipping point : how little things can make a big difference. 1st Back Bay pbk. ed. Boston : Back Bay Books, 2002.

302.23 L

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.

303.38 S

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.

303.49 C

Cornish, Edward, 1927-. Futuring : the exploration of the future. Bethesda, Md. : World Future Society, c2004.

305.906 K

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.

306.095 D

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.

323.43 W

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"—.

327.12 S

Sulick, Michael J. Spying in America : espionage from the Revolutionary War to the dawn of the Cold War. Washington, DC : Georgetown University Press, c2012.

330.122 D

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.

330.947 B

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.

333.79 S

Smil, Vaclav. Energy at the crossroads : global perspectives and uncertainties. Cambridge, Mass. ; : MIT Press, c2003.

333.793 W

Warkentin, Denise. Electric power industry in nontechnical language. Tulsa, OK : Pennwell, c1998.

338.04 T

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.

338.19 B

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.

338.4 B

Bok, Derek Curtis. Universities in the marketplace : the commercialization of higher education. Princeton, N.J. ; : Princeton University Press, c2003.

338.7 P

Perkins, Thomas J. Valley Boy : the education of Tom Perkins. New York : Gotham Books, c2007.

344.73 G

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.

346.04 L

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.

362.868 A

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.

363.9 H

Hartmann, Betsy. Reproductive rights and wrongs : the global politics of population control. Rev. ed. Boston : South End Press, c1995.

363.90 H

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.

363.92 L

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.

363.96 G

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.

370.15 G

Gardner, Howard. The unschooled mind. New York, NY : BasicBooks/Harper Collins.

370.922 P

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.

371.10 F

Foote, Donna, 1950-. Relentless pursuit : a year in the trenches with Teach for America. 1st ed. New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2008.

371.10 K

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.

371.822 N

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.

371.829 C

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.

371.829 C

Away from home : American Indian boarding school experiences 1879-2000. Phoenix, AZ : Heard Museum, c2000.

371.829 M

Moss, Hilary J. Schooling citizens : the struggle for African American education in antebellum America. Chicago : University of Chicago Press, 2009.

373.788 C

Cullen, David. Columbine. New York : Twelve, c2009.

375 K

Kliebard, Herbert M. The struggle for the American curriculum, 1893-1958. 2d ed. New York : Routledge & K. Paul, 1995.

378.07 B

Brady, Diane. Fraternity. 1st ed. New York : Spiegel & Grau, 2012.

378.167 J

Johnson, Valen E. Grade inflation : a crisis in college education. New York : Springer, c2003.

378.19 R

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

379.15 P

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.

379.2 H

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.

379.26 D

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.

379.26 H

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.

379.26 J

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.

379.263 M

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.

428.2 L

Langan, John, 1942-. English brushup. 4th ed. Boston : McGraw-Hill Press, c2007.

507.1 G

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.

507.12 H

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.

519.3 D

Davis, Morton D., 1930-. Game theory : : a nontechnical introduction. Mineola, N.Y. : Dover Publications, 1997.

530 H

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.

531 B

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.

621.31 B

Baxter, Richard. Energy storage : a nontechnical guide. Tulsa, Okla. : PennWell, c2006.

621.31 C

Chambers, Ann. Power primer : : a nontechnical guide from generation to end use. Tulsa, Okla. : Pennwell, c1999.

621.31 M

Solar cells : materials, manufacture and operation. 1st ed. Oxford : Elsevier Advanced Technology, c2005.

621.31 M

Solar electricity. 2nd ed. Chichester ; : Wiley, 2000.

621.31 M

Manwell, J. F. Wind energy explained : theory, design and application. Chichester ; : Wiley, c2002.

621.31 M

Messenger, Roger A. Photovoltaic systems engineering. 2nd ed. Boca Raton : CRC Press, c2004.

621.31 P

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.

621.312 W

Würfel, Peter, Dr. Physics of solar cells : from principles to new concepts. Weinheim : Wiley-VCH, c2005.

622.338 R

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.

629.22 L

Larminie, James. Electric vehicle technology explained. Hoboken, NJ : Wiley, 2003.

629.258 M

Matchett, Steve. The chariot makers : assembling the perfect Formula 1 car. London : Orion Media, c2004.

650 R

Robinson, Ken, 1950-. Out of our minds : learning to be creative. [2nd ed.]. Oxford : Capstone ;, c2011.

650.1 M

Moltz, Barry J. Bounce! : failure, resiliency, and confidence to achieve your next great success. Hoboken, N.J. : John Wiley & Sons, c2008.

658.403 K

Klein, ‘Gary. Sources of Power : How People Make Decisions. MIT, 1999.

658.406 S

Sutton, Gary. The six-month fix : adventures in rescuing failing companies. New York : J. Wiley, c2002.

658.8 K

Kuzmeski, Maribeth. —And the clients went wild! : how savvy professionals win all the business they want. Hoboken, N.J. : Wiley, c2010.

658.87 E

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.

661.804 B

Burdick, Donald L. Petrochemicals in nontechnical language. 3rd ed. Tulsa, Okla. : PennWell Corp., c2001.

796.72 L

Leslie-Pelecky, Diandra L. The physics of NASCAR : how to make steel + gas + rubber = speed. New York : Dutton, c2008.

796.815 C

Cook, Doug. Taekwondo : a path to excellence. Wolfeboro, N.H. : YMAA Publication Center, c2009.

808 S

Stern, Linda, 1947-. What every student should know about avoiding plagiarism. 1st ed. New York : Pearson/Longman, c2007.

808.042 A

Arlov, Pamela. Wordsmith : a guide to paragraphs and short essays. 3rd ed. Upper Saddle River, N.J. : Pearson/Prentice Hall, 2006.

808.042 L

Langan, John, 1942-. English skills. 9th ed. Boston : McGraw-Hill Higher Education, c2008.

808.4 M

Meriwether, Nell. Writing essays : strategies for success. Lincolnwood, Ill. : NTC, c2000.

811.6 T

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.”.

812.5 W

Williams, Tennessee, 1911-1983. Suddenly last summer. New York : Dramatists Play Service Inc., c1986.

882.01 S

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.

910.4 B

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.

951.9 K

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.

958.1 T

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.

973.92 F

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.

973.932 W

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.

92 Sotomayor

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.

DVD Ama

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.

DVD Ave

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.

DVD Bri

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.

DVD Bug

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).

DVD Flu

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?.

DVD Gre

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.

DVD Inc

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.

DVD Lad

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.

DVD Lio

The lion king. DVD ed. [Burbank, Calif.] : Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment :, [2011].
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.

DVD Rat

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.

DVD Shu

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.

DVD Tar

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.

DVD Wal

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.

DVD Zoo

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.

F All

Allison, Dorothy. Bastard out of Carolina. New York, N.Y., U.S.A. : Dutton, c1992.

F Bar

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.

F Cal

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.

F Car

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.

F Car

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.

F Car

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.

F Cru

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.

F Cru

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.

F Del

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.

F Gor

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.

F Gre

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.

F Hof

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.

F Hor

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.

F Hor

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.

F Hor

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.

F Hor

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.

F Hor

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.

F Hor

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.

F Hor

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.

F Hor

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.

F Hor

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.

F Kol

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.

F Mar

March, William, 1893-1954. The bad seed. New York, : Rinehart, [1954].

F Met

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.

F Met

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.

F Met

Metz, Melinda. Secrets. Avon Books, c2001.
Rae feels that she is in danger because someone is waiting for the chance to kill her.

F Met

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.

F Moo

Moore, Lorrie. Birds of America. 1st ed. New York : A. Knopf, 1998.

F Moo

Moore, Lorrie. A gate at the stairs : a novel. 1st ed. New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2009.

F Moo

Moore, Lorrie. Like life : Stories. New York : Knopf, 1990.

F Moo

Moore, Lorrie. Who will run the frog hospital? : a novel. 1st ed. New York : Knopf :, 1994.

F Muk

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.

F Pal

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.

F Pat

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.

F Pat

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.

R 011.02

Recommended reference books for small and medium-sized libraries and media centers. Littleton : Libraries Unlimited, c1981.

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Wednesday, January 16, 2013

New Books and DVDs

Sorted by Call Number / Author

160 M

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.

200 P

Pollock, Robert. The everything world’s religions book : discover the beliefs, traditions, and cultures of ancient and modern religions. Avon, Mass. : Adams Media, c2002.

271.0 F

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.

303.4 D

Diamond, Jared M. Guns, germs, and steel : the fates of human societies. New York : Norton, c2005.

303.44 E

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.

306.4 P

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.

330.973 S

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.

330.973 W

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.

333.79 B

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].

333.79 G

Galvin, Robert. Perfect power : how the microgrid revolution will unleash cleaner, greener, more abundant energy. New York : McGraw-Hill, 2009 [i.e. 2008].

333.79 H

Harris, Chris, 1961-. Electricity markets : pricing, structures and economics. Hoboken, NJ : John Wiley & Sons Inc., c2006.

333.79 M

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.

333.79 R

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.

333.79 W

Warkentin-Glenn, Denise. Electric power industry in nontechnical language. 2nd ed. Tulsa, Okla. : PennWell Corporation, c2006.

363.7 B

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.

530 G

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.

531 P

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.

610.22 K

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.

610.28 S

Saltzman, W. Mark. Biomedical engineering : bridging medicine and technology. Cambridge ; : Cambridge University Press, 2009.

613.95 D

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.

618.24 E

Eisenberg, Arlene. What to expect when you’re expecting. 2nd ed. New York : Workman Pub., c1991.

621.31 B

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).

621.31 F

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.

621.31 N

National Joint Apprenticeship Training Committee. All about motors. First edition. Clifton Park, NY : Thomson Delmar Learning, [2005].
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.

621.32 J

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.

621.38 H

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.

621.43 L

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.

623.822 K

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.

629.2 S

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.

629.22 D

Dinkel, John. Road & track illustrated automotive dictionary. Cambridge, MA : Bentley Publishers, c2000.

629.222 N

Newton, Tom. How cars work. 1st ed. Vallejo, CA : Black Apple Press, c1999.

629.229 N

Nerad, Jack R. The complete idiot’s guide to hybrid and alternative fuel vehicles. New York, N.Y. : Alpha Books, c2007.

629.28 J

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.

650 B

Branson, Richard. Business stripped bare : adventures of a global entrepreneur. London : Virgin Books ;, 2008.

651 W

Whitney, Diana Kaplin. Appreciative team building : positive questions to bring out the best of your team. New York [N.Y.] : iUniverse, Inc., c2004.

658.11 D

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.

658.3 F

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.

658.40 S

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.

658.8 G

Godin, Seth. Purple cow : transform your business by being remarkable. New York : Portfolio, 2009.

659.13 S

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.

665.5 L

Leffler, William L. Petroleum refining in nontechnical language. 4th ed. /. Tulsa, Okla. : PennWell, c2008.

709.04 H

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.

808 D

DiYanni, Robert. Literature : reading fiction, poetry, and drama. 6th ed. Boston : McGraw-Hill, c2007.

809.03 P

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.

809.89 M

Trinh, T. Minh-Ha (Thi Minh-Ha), 1952-. Woman, native, other : writing postcoloniality and feminism. Bloomington : Indiana University Press, c1989.

811.6 Y

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.

811.6 Y

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.

940.341 H

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.

973.70 G

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.

976.03 R

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.

92 Doroit

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.

92 Jackson

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.

CD Gif

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.

CD Gre

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.

CD Swa

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).

DVD Bla

Blade runner. Four-disc collector’s ed., widescreen version. Burbank, CA : Distributed by Warner Home Video, [2007].
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.

DVD Cla

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.

DVD Dra

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.

DVD Dra

The dramatic works of William Shakespeare : As You Like It. New York : dist. by Ambrose Video, [1978].
Helen Mirren, Richard Pasco, Brian Stirner. Shakespeare’s comedy about the roles society sometimes forces us to play.

DVD Dra

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.

DVD Dra

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.

DVD Dra

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.

DVD Dra

The dramatic works of William Shakespeare : The Merchant of Venice. New York : Dist. by Ambrose Video, [1980].
Warren Mitchell, Gemma Jones. Shakespeare’s classic drama of mercy, tolerance and the law in sixteenth-century Venice.

DVD Dra

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.

DVD Dra

The dramatic works of William Shakespeare : The Tempest. New York : Dist. by Ambrose Video, [1980].
Michael Hordern, Christopher Guard. The adventures of Prospero and Miranda after they are set adrift and wind up on an enchanted island.

DVD Dra

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.

DVD Dra

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.

DVD Dra

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.

DVD Dra

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.

DVD Dra

The dramatic works of William Shakespeare : The Taming of the Shrew. New York : Dist. by Ambrose Video, [1980].
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.

DVD Dra

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.

DVD Hug

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.

DVD Joh

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.

DVD Jou

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.

DVD Lib

Liberty Heights. Widescreen version. Burbank, CA : Warner Home Video, [2000].
Adrien Brody, Bebe Neuwirth, Joe Mantegna. A Jewish family living in the Liberty Heights area of Baltimore experiences the social changes of 1954.

DVD Ope

Jeffcoat, Melanie., 2010. Open Secret : based on the transcripts of the 1901 Alabama Constitutional Convention. Alabama Citizens for Constitutional Reform Inc, 2010.

DVD Tit

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.

F Amm

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.

F Bil

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.

F Col

Collins, William Wilkie. The Woman in White. Everyman’s Library. New York : Alfred A. Knopf, Inc, 1991.

F Fun

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.

F Fur

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.

F Gre

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.

F Gre

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.

F Gre

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.

F Lor

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.

F See

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.

F Smi

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.

F Spa

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.

F Tal

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.

R 320.473

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.

R 503.0

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.

Thursday, January 10, 2013

ISSVWS SPRING 2013 SCHEDULE

All events take place at 7:30 pm in the Indian Springs School Library. All are FREE and open to the public.

1/28, 7:30pm: Journalist Nona Willis Aronowitz
Nona Willis Aronowitz is a political and cultural critic born and raised in New York City. She has written about women, sex, music, technology, film, and youth culture for numerous publications including The Nation, The New York Observer, The Village Voice, and Salon. She is the co-author of Girldrive: Criss-crossing America, Redefining Feminism (October 2009, Seal Press).

Nona’s reading and talk is in conjunction with Ms. Smith’s Feminist Literature course, which is reading her book Girldrive. Free and open to the public.

2/18, 7:30pm: Poets Kate Greenstreet and Emma Bolden
Kate Greenstreet is the author of The Last 4 Things and case sensitive, both from Ahsahta Press, and six chapbooks. Her new work can be found in Chicago Review, Colorado Review, Volt, Fence, Boston Review, and other journals. Ahsahta will publish her third book, Young Tambling, in January 2013. http://www.kickingwind.com/

Emma Bolden’s first full-length collection of poems, Malificae, is forthcoming from GenPop Books (2013). This manuscript was named a semi-finalist for the Perugia Press Prize and a finalist for the Cleveland State University Poetry Center’s First Book Prize. Her work has appeared in journals such as Prairie Schooner, the Indiana Review, the Greensboro Review, Redivider, Copper Nickel, Feminist Studies, The Journal, Guernica, and on Linebreak.org. She is also the author of three chapbooks of poetry: How to Recognize a Lady, published as part of Edge by Edge, the third in Toadlily Press’ Quartet Series; The Mariner’s Wife, published by Finishing Line Press; and The Sad Epistles, published by Dancing Girl Press. A graduate of the Alabama School of Fine Arts, she is an assistant professor of creative writing at Georgia Southern University and blogs about writing, velociraptors, and cats at A Century of Nerve (www.emmabolden.com).

Free and open to the public.

4/8, 7:30pm Poet Matthew Hittinger
Matthew Hittinger’s titles include the collection Skin Shift (Sibling Rivalry Press, 2012) and the chapbooks Platos de Sal (Seven Kitchens Press, 2009), Narcissus Resists (GOSS183/MiPOesias, 2009), and Pear Slip (Spire Press, 2007) winner of the Spire 2006 Chapbook Award. Born and raised in Bethlehem, PA, Matthew did his undergraduate work in Art History and English at Muhlenberg College and received his MFA in Creative Writing from the University of Michigan where he won a Hopwood Award for Poetry and The Helen S. and John Wagner Prize. In recent years Matthew has collaborated with a number of artists in other disciplines, including video artist Liz Stephens and composer Matt Sargent; painters Kristy Gordon and Judith Peck; composer Randall West; and composer John Glover on a number of projects, including the art song “8:46 A.M., Five Years Later” for the Five Boroughs Music Festival’s Five Borough Songbook. http://www.pw.org/content/matthew_hittinger

Matthew’s reading and talk accompanies Mr. Ray’s classes, which are reading Skin ShiftFree and open to the public.

Friday, December 14, 2012

New Books and DVDs

Sorted by Call Number / Author

359.96 R

Ricks, Thomas E. Making the Corps. New York, NY : Scribner, 1997.
Semper Fi. The few, the proud. From the halls of Montezuma to the shores of Tripoli. Once a Marine, always a Marine. The United States Marine Corps, with its fiercely proud tradition of excellence in combat, its hallowed rituals, and its unbending code of honor, is part of the fabric of American myth. No other group in America leaves so deep and permanent a mark on its members. Today, though, the Marine Corps feels increasingly besieged, at war with a new kind of enemy the vast social and political forces that it feels threaten to destroy its values. Making the Corps visits the front lines of that war: boot camp, Parris Island, South Carolina, “where the difference begins.” Here, old values are stripped away and new, Marine Corps values, forged. Acclaimed military journalist Thomas E. Ricks follows sixty-three raw recruits, the men of recruit platoon 3086, from their hometowns to Parris Island, through boot camp, and into their first year as Marines. As three fierce drill instructors fight a battle for the hearts and minds of this unforgettable group of young men, a larger picture emerges, brilliantly painted, of the growing gulf that divides the military from the rest of America.

811.6 V

Vines, Adam. The coal life : poems. Fayetteville : University of Arkansas Press, 2012.

92 Hepburn

Paris, Barry. Audrey Hepburn. New York : Putnam, c1996.
This is the richly detailed and highly revealing biography of a genuine screen legend who was adored throughout the world. With unprecedented access to family and friends, never-before-published photographs, and meticulous research, biographer Barry Paris gives us a vibrant new portait of Hepburn.

DVD Ame

Amelie. [United States] CA : Miramax ;, 2001.
Audrey Tautou, Mathieu Kassovitz, Rufus, Serge Merlin, Jamel Debbouze, Claire Maurier, Clotilde Mollet, Isabelle Nanty. Amľie is a young woman who had a decidedly unusual childhood; misdiagnosed with an unusual heart condition, Amľie didn’t attend school with other children, but spent most of her time in her room, where she developed a keen imagination and an active fantasy life. Despite all this, Amľie has grown into a healthy and beautiful young woman who works in a cafe and has a whimsical, romantic nature. She decides to step into the lives of others around her to help them out.

DVD Bra

Brave. [United States] : Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment, [2012].
Kelly Macdonald, Billy Connolly, Emma Thompson. Princess Merida, an archer and self-reliant young woman, makes a decision which defies custom and brings chaos to her kingdom. To restore her kingdom, she must rely on her bravery and archery skills.

DVD Cha

A Charlie Brown Christmas. Standard format, Remastered deluxe ed. Burbank, CA : Warner Home Video, c2008.
Charlie Brown and his pals have fun and learn about the real meaning of Christmas.

DVD Cha

A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving. Standard format, Remastered deluxe ed. Burbank, CA : Warner Home Video, c2008.
Peppermint Patty and a few of her friends create a problem for Charlie Brown when they show up at his house uninvited for Thanksgiving dinner; and the Peanuts gang helps the Pilgrims celebrate the very first Thanksgiving.

DVD Dar

The Dark Knight rises. Widescreen. Burbank, CA : Warner Home Video, 2012.
Christian Bale, Michael Caine, Gary Oldman, Anne Hathaway, Tom Hardy, Marion Cotillard, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Morgan Freeman. A cunning cat burglar with a mysterious agenda arrives in Gotham City and brings Batman out of exile.

DVD Des

Despicable me. [United States : Universal, 2010].
Voices: Jason Segel, Russell Brand, Steve Carell, Will Arnett, Julie Andrews. Gru delights in all things wicked. Surrounded by an army of tireless little yellow minions, and armed with his arsenal of shrink rays, freeze rays, and battle-ready vehicles for land and air, he vanquishes all who stand in his way. Until the day he encounters the immense will of three little orphaned girls who look at him and see something that no one else has ever seen, a potential dad.

DVD Elf

Elf. [United States] : New Line Home Entertainment, [2007].
Will Ferrell, James Caan, Zooey Deschanel, Mary Steenburgen, Daniel Tay, Edward Asner, Bob Newhart. While Santa is visiting an orphanage, a baby accidently crawls into his bag and accompanies him to the North Pole. He is named Buddy and grows up in the elf community. When Buddy reaches the age of 30, Santa reveals to him what Buddy already knows: that he is different from the other elves ; he is different because he is really a human. This prompt Buddy’s decision to return to New York City in search of his father and to find a place where he belongs. His father’s and step-brother’s initial rejection directs him to a department store where other elves are working. He tries to reignite the Christmas spirit in the city and prove to everyone that Santa exists. He succeeds when Santa’s sleigh accidently crashed in Central Park.

DVD Fro

Frosty the snowman. Standard format. New York : Sony Wonder, 2004, c1969.
Frosty the snowman: Jimmy Durante, Billy DeWolfe, Jackie Vernon, Paul Frees, June Foray. Frosty returns: Jonathan Winters, Jan Hooks, Andrea Martin, Brian Doyle-Murray, Elisabeth Moss, Michael Patrick Carter, John Goodman. Presents two Frosty stories, the first in which the snowman comes to life and must outwit an evil magaician before he can find safety with Santa at the North Pole, and the second in which Frosty returns to help thwart an evil tycoon who wants to eliminate snow.

DVD Hom

Home alone 3 ; and, Home alone 4 : taking back the house. Beverly HIlls, CA : Twentieth Century Fox, 2008.
Disc 1. Home alone 3 — Disc 2. Home alone 4 : taking back the house. Home alone 3: Alex D. Linz and Haviland Morris. Home alone 4 : taking back the house: French Stewart, Missi Pyle, Joanna Going, Erick Avari, Clare Carey, Jason Beghe, and Michael Weinberg. Home alone 3: A band of international crooks has hidden a military computer chip inside a toy car, but an airport mix-up lands it in the hands of whiz-kid Alex Pruitt who’s home alone with the chicken pox in a quiet Chicago suburb. Home alone 4 : taking back the house: It’s Christmas and Kevin (from Home alone and Home alone 2) is in trouble again! While with his dad at his new girlfriend’s mansion, burglars try to rob the house, but he might finally put these crooks on ice forever!.

DVD Hom

Home alone : Home alone 2 : Lost in New York. Widescreen version. Beverly Hills, Calif. : Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment, 2000.
Home alone — Home alone 2 : lost in New York. Home alone: Macaulay Culkin, Joe Pesci, Daniel Stern, John Heard, Catherine O’Hara. Home alone 2: Macaulay Culkin, Joe Pesci, Daniel Stern, John Heard, Catherine O’Hara, Tim Curry, Brenda Fricker. Home alone: Eight-year-old Kevin McCallister’s has become the man of the house, overnight! Accidentally left behind when his family rushes off on a Christmas vacation, Kevin gets busy decorating the house for the holidays. But he’s not decking the halls with tinsel and holly. Two bumbling burglars are trying to break in, and Kevin’s rigging a bewildering battery of booby taps to welcome them!. Home alone 2: Kevin McCallister is back! But this time he’s in New York City — with enough cash and credit cards to turn the Big Apple into his own playground! But Kevin won’t be alone for long. The notorious Wet Bandits, Harry and Marv), still smarting from their last encounter with Kevin, are bound for New York too, plotting a hug holiday heist. Kevin’s ready to welcome them with a battery of booby traps the bumbling bandits will never forget!.

DVD How

How the Grinch stole Christmas! [Standard format], Deluxe ed. Burbank, CA : Warner Home Video, 2008.
Voice: Boris Karloff. The Grinch, irritated by the joyful noise of Who-ville at Christmastime, sets out to stop the celebrating but instead learns the true meaning of the holiday.

DVD Ing

Inglourious Basterds. Universal City, CA : Universal Studios Home Entertainment, c2009.
Brad Pitt, M{233}lanie Laurent, Christoph Waltz, Eli Roth, Michael Fassbender, Diane Kruger, Daniel Br{252}hl, Til Schweiger, Gedeon Burkhard, Jacky Ido. During World War II, a group of Jewish-American guerilla soldiers, led by Lt. Aldo Raine, become known as “The Basterds.” They are chosen specifically to spread fear throughout the Third Reich by scalping and brutally killing Nazis. The Basterds soon cross paths with a French-Jewish woman who runs a movie theater in Paris which is targeted by the soldiers. A plot is set in motion to kill the Nazis at the theater’s movie premier, including Adolph Hitler.

DVD Its

It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown. Videorecording. Hollywood, Calif. : Paramount Home Video, c1966, c2000.
It’s Halloween, & Snoopy is playing a World War II ace, Charlie Brown, Lucy, & Pig Pen are out trick-or-treating, and Linus is awaiting the arrival of the Great Pumpkin.

DVD Lor

Dr. Seuss’ the Lorax. [United States] : Universal Studios Home Entertainment, 2012.
Danny Devito, Betty White, Taylor Swift, Zac Efron, Ed Helms. In a place where the brown Bar-ba-loots frisk and the Humming-Fish splash around, you will find the Lorax. The Lorax speaks of the trees, which the Once-ler is chopping down as fast as he pleases. Will the Once-ler change his destructive ways and heed the wise warnings of the Lorax?.

DVD Mir

Miracle on 34th Street. [Special ed.]. Beverly Hills, Calif. : 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment, [2006].
Maureen O’Hara, John Payne, Edmund Gwenn, Gene Lockhart, Natalie Wood, Porter Hall, William Frawley, Jerome Cowan, Philip Tonge. The real Santa is hired by Macy’s to play the department store’s Santa in the Thanksgiving Day parade, but has to prove in court that he is who he says he is.

DVD Mup

The Muppet Christmas carol. 50th anniversary ed., widescreen version, extended fullscreen version. Burbank, CA : Disney DVD:, c2005.
Michael Caine. Voices: Dave Goelz, Steve Whitmire, Jerry Nelson, Frank Oz, Jessica Fox. In this restored remastered anniversary edition, Miser Ebenezer Scrooge learns the true meaning of Christmas and reforms his heartless and money-grubbing ways after being visited on Christmas Eve by four ghosts.

DVD Pan

Pan’s labyrinth. Widescreen ed. [United States] : New Line Video, 2007.
Ofelia, a dreamy little girl, is uprooted to her new stepfather’s military outpost. Powerless and lonely in a place of unfathomable cruelty, Ofelia lives out her own dark fable as she confronts monsters both otherworldly and human.

DVD Pol

The Polar Express. Widescreen format. Burbank, CA : Warner Home Video, 2008.
Voice: Tom Hanks. A magical train ride on Christmas Eve takes a boy to the North Pole to receive a special gift from Santa Claus.

DVD San

Santa Claus is comin’ to town. [United States] : Classic Media ;, [2002], c1970.
[Santa Clause is comin’ to town] Narrator: Fred Astaire ; voices: Mickey Rooney, Keenan Wynn. [The little drummer boy] Narrator: Greer Garson ; voices: Jose Ferrer, Vienna Boys Choir. [Santa Clause is comin’ to town] Relates the story of how Santa Claus gained fame as the ultimate gift-giver, and Little drummer boy portrays the spirit of Christmas. [The little drummer boy] A little orphan boy laments that he has no gift to bring the infant Jesus. He finally realizes that he can share his most precious gift of music with the new-born babe.

DVD San

The search for Santa Paws. Burbank, Calif. : Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment, 2010.
Voices: Mitchel Musso, Zachary Gordon, Richard Kind. A fun-filled holiday adventure that takes us to the beginning of Santa Claus’ legendary friendship with Santa Paws. In this prequel to the hit holiday classic Santa Buddies, Santa Paws and his new canine and kid friends embark on a journey in New York City to find Santa Claus and restore the spirit of Christmas.

F Stu

Stusser, Michael A. The dead guy interviews : conversations with 45 of the most accomplished, notorious, and deceased personalities in history. New York : Penguin Books, 2007.
A collection of forty-five fictional interviews in which journalist Michael Stusser talks with some of the most famous personalities of all time, including Napoleon, Van Gogh, and Thomas Jefferson.

Friday, December 7, 2012

New Books!

Sorted by Call Number / Author. If you can’t find one of these books on the shelf, ask me or Mrs. VanHorn.

081 W

Willis, Ellen. Beginning to see the light : sex, hope, and rock-and-roll. Hanover : Wesleyan University Press :, c1992.

133.9 M

Moody, Raymond A. Life after life : the investigation of a phenomenon-survival of bodily death. 1st HarperSanFrancisco ed. San Francisco : HarperSanFrancisco, 2001.

153.8 C

Cialdini, Robert B. Influence : science and practice. 4th ed. Boston, MA : Allyn and Bacon, 2001.
Influence: Science and Practice is an examination of the psychology of compliance (i.e. uncovering which factors cause a person to say “yes” to another’s request) and is written in a narrative style combined with scholarly research.

201.3 D

Dell, Christopher, 1976-. Mythology : the complete guide to our imagined worlds. New York : Thames & Hudson, 2012.
In every culture of the world myths help explain our origins, the world’s creation, gods and monsters, demons, the afterlife, and the underworld. This compelling account gathers together themes and stories from every part of the globe to show how myths share many common patterns, and how through them the human imagination is expressed in all its diversity. A treasury of images drawn from all cultures—both iconic and littleknown— helps explain what is important about these myths, their symbols, and the stories they tell. A directory at the end of the book summarizes the principal types of myth from around the world (Native American, Judeo- Christian, Greek, Nordic, Aboriginal, and so forth) and includes family trees that show exactly how various supernatural beings are related.

299.73 M

Miller, Mary Ellen. The gods and symbols of ancient Mexico and the Maya : an illustrated dictionary of Mesoamerican religion. New York : Thames and Hudson, 1993.
The Gods and Symbols of Ancient Mexico and the Maya is the first-ever English-language dictionary of Mesoamerican mythology and religion. Nearly 300 entries, from accession to yoke, describe the main gods and symbols of the Olmecs, Zapotecs, Maya, Teotihuacanos, Mixtecs, Toltecs, and Aztecs. Topics range from jaguar and jester gods to reptile eye and rubber, from creation accounts and sacred places to ritual practices such as bloodletting, confession, dance, and pilgrimage. In addition, two introductory essays provide succinct accounts of Mesoamerican history and religion, while a substantial bibliographical survey directs the reader to original sources and recent discussions.

299.784 T

Popol vuh : the Mayan book of the dawn of life. Rev. ed. New York : Simon & Schuster, c1996.
Popol Vuh, the Quiché Mayan book of creation, is not only the most important text in the native languages of the Americas, it is also an extraordinary document of the human imagination. It begins with the deeds of Mayan gods in the darkness of a primeval sea and ends with the radiant splendor of the Mayan lords who founded the Quiché kingdom in the Guatemalan highlands. Originally written in Mayan hieroglyphs, it was transcribed into the Roman alphabet in the sixteenth century.

305.89 H

Berbers and others : beyond tribe and nation in the Maghrib. Bloomington : Indiana University Press, c2010.
Introduction / Katherine E. Hoffman and Susan Gilson Miller —- Part 1. Sources and Methods. 1. Histories of Heresy and Salvation: Arabs, Berbers, Community, and the State / James McDougall — 2. Internal Fractures in the Berber-Arab Distinction: From Colonial Practice to Post-national Preoccupations / Katherine E. Hoffman — 3. The Makhzan’s Berber: Paths to Integration in Pre-Colonial Morocco / Mohamed El Mansour —- Part 2. Practices: Local, National, and International. 4. The Local Dimensions of Transnational Berberism: Racial Politics, Land Rights, and Cultural Activism in Southeastern Morocco / Paul A. Silverstein — 5. Imazighen on Trial: Human Rights and Berber Identity in Algeria, 1985 / Jane E. Goodman — 6. Globalization Begins at Home: Children’s Wage Labor and the High Atlas Household / David Crawford —- Part 3. Varieties of Representation. 7. The “Numidian” Origins of North Africa / Mokhtar Ghambou — 8. “First Arts” of the Maghrib: Exhibiting Berber Culture at the Musée du quai Branly / Lisa Bernasek — 9. Deconstructing the History of Berber Arts: Tribalism, Matriarchy, and a Primitive Neolithic Past / Cynthia Becker. “Berbers and Others offers fresh perspectives on new forms of social and political activism in today’s Maghrib. In recent years, the Amazigh (Berber) movement has become a focus of widespread political, social, and cultural attention in North Africa, Europe, and the United States. Berber groups have peacefully yet persistently laid claim to ownership over broad areas of creativity in the arts, politics, literature, education, and national memory. The contributors to this volume present some of the best new thinking in the emerging field of Berber studies, offering insight into historical antecedents, language usage, land rights, household economies, artistic production, and human rights. The scope, depth, and multidisciplinary approach will engage specialists on the Maghrib as well as students of ethnicity, social and political change, and cultural innovation.” — Book cover.

306.09 F

Fiorina, Morris P. Culture war? : the myth of a polarized America. 3rd ed. Boston, MA : Longman, 2011.
Culture war? — If America is not polarized, why do so many Americans think it is? — A 50:50 nation? red and blue state people are not that different — A 50:50 nation? beyond the red and the blue states — A closer look at abortion — A closer look at homosexuality — Have electoral cleavages shifted? — The 2004 election and beyond — Reconciling micro and macro — How did it come to this and where do we go from here? — Road to 2008.

327.51 W

Westad, Odd Arne. Restless empire : China and the world since 1750. New York : Basic Books, c2012.
Metamorphosis — Imperialisms — Japan — Republic — Foreigners — Abroad — War — Communism — China alone — China’s America — China’s Asia — Modernities. Examines China’s role in the world in recent centuries to demonstrate how its past is shaping its future, explaining how Western influences have reinforced traditional Chinese mores while establishing potential partnerships.

330.122 A

Allison, John A. The financial crisis and the free market cure : why pure capitalism is the world economy’s only hope. New York : McGraw-Hill, c2013.
The Financial Crisis and the Free Market Cure argues against current financial regulations and proposes a cure to the economy’s ills. John A. Allison presents the groundbreaking theory that capitalism is the only economic-political system that allows freedom of thought and rewards those who offer the most productive ideas, products, and services.

335.409 G

Gabriel, Mary, 1955-. Love and capital : Karl and Jenny Marx and the birth of a revolution. 1st ed. New York : Little, Brown and Co., 2011.
A political timeline — pt. I. Marx and the baron’s daughter : Trier, Germany, 1835 ; Berlin, 1838 ; Cologne, 1842 ; Kreuznach, 1843 — pt. II. The fugitive family : Paris, 1843 ; Paris, 1844 ; Paris, 1845 ; Brussels, spring 1845 ; London, 1845 ; Brussels, 1846 ; Brussels, 1847 ; Brussels, 1848 ; Paris, 1848 ; Paris, spring 1848 ; Cologne, 1848 ; Paris, June 1848 ; Cologne, 1849 ; Paris, 1849 — pt. III. Exile in Victoria’s England : London, 1849 ; Zaltbommel, Holland, August 1850 ; London, winter 1851 ; London, 1852 ; London, 1853 ; London, 1855 — pt. IV. The end of la vie Bohème : London, fall 1855 ; London, 1857 ; London, 1859 ; London, 1861 ; London, 1862 — pt. V. From Capital to the commune : London, 1864 ; London, 1866 ; London, 1867 ; London, 1868 ; London, 1869 ; Paris, fall 1870 ; Paris, 1871 ; Bagnères-de-Luchon, France, summer 1871 — pt. VI. The red terrorist doctor : London, 1871 ; The Hague, fall 1872 ; London, 1875 ; London, 1880 ; London, 1881 ; London, 1882 ; London, 1883 — pt. VII. After Marx : London, spring 1883 ; London, 1885 ; London, 1887 ; London, 1889 ; London, 1891 ; London, 1892 ; London, 1895 ; London, 1897 ; Draveil, France, 1910. ” … The rarely glimpsed and heartbreakingly human side of the man whose works would redefine the world after his death, as well as a vivid account of the woman who gave him the strength to follow his dangerous course.”—Jacket.

342.730 A

Amar, Akhil Reed. America’s unwritten constitution : the precedents and principles we live by. New York : Basic Books, c2012.
Despite its venerated place atop American law and politics, our written Constitution does not enumerate all of the rules and rights, principles and procedures that actually govern modern America. The document makes no explicit mention of cherished concepts like the separation of powers and the rule of law. On some issues, the plain meaning of the text misleads. As esteemed legal scholar Akhil Reed Amar explains in America’s Unwritten Constitution, the solution to many constitutional puzzles lies not solely within the written document, but beyond it—in the vast trove of values, precedents, and practices that complement and complete the terse text.

371.829 C

Churchill, Ward. Kill the Indian, save the man : the genocidal impact of American Indian residential schools. San Francisco : City Lights, c2004.
For five consecutive generations, from roughly 1880-1980, Native American children in the United States and Canada were forcibly taken from their families and relocated to residential schools. The stated goal of this government program was to “kill the Indian to save the man.” Half of the children did not survive the experience, and those who did were left permanently scarred. The resulting alcoholism, suicide, and the transmission of trauma to successive generations has led to a social disintegration with results that can only be described as genocidal.

382.09 D

Dolin, Eric Jay. When America first met China : an exotic history of tea, drugs, and money in the Age of Sail. 1st ed. New York : Liveright Pub. Corp., c2012.
Brilliantly illuminating one of the least-understood areas of American history, best-selling author Eric Jay Dolin now traces our fraught relationship with China back to its roots: the unforgiving nineteenth-century seas that separated a brash, rising naval power from a battered ancient empire. It is a prescient fable for our time, one that surprisingly continues to shed light on our modern relationship with China. Indeed, the furious trade in furs, opium, and bêche-de-mer—a rare sea cucumber delicacy—might have catalyzed America’s emerging economy, but it also sparked an ecological and human rights catastrophe of such epic proportions that the reverberations can still be felt today.

509 B

Bynum, W. F. (William F.), 1943-. A little history of science. New Haven : Yale University Press, 2012.
In the beginning — Needles and numbers — Atoms and the void — The father of medicine : Hippocrates — ‘The master of those who know’ : Aristotle — The emperor’s doctor : Galen — Science in Islam — Out of the darkness — Searching for the philosopher’s stone — Uncovering the human body — Where is the centre of the universe? — Leaning towers and telescopes : Galileo — Round and round : Harvey — Knowledge is power : Bacon and Descartes — The ‘new chemistry’ — What goes up— : Newton — Bright sparks — The clockwork universe — Ordering the world — Airs and gases — Tiny pieces of matter — Forces, fields, and magnetism — Digging up dinosaurs — The history of our planet — The greatest show on Earth — Little boxes of life — Coughs, sneezes, and diseases — Engines and energy — Tabling the elements — Into the atom — Radioactivity — The game-changer : Einstein — Moving continents —What do we inherit? — Where did we come from? — Wonder drugs — Building blocks — Reading ‘the book of life’ : the Human Genome Project — The Big Bang — Science in our digital age. “Science is fantastic. It tells us about the infinite reaches of space, the tiniest living organism, the human body, the history of Earth. People have always been doing science because they have always wanted to make sense of the world and harness its power. From ancient Greek philosophers through Einstein and Watson and Crick to the computer-assisted scientists of today, men and women have wondered, examined, experimented, calculated, and sometimes made discoveries so earthshaking that people understood the world—or themselves—in an entirely new way.This inviting book tells a great adventure story: the history of science. It takes readers to the stars through the telescope, as the sun replaces the earth at the center of our universe. It delves beneath the surface of the planet, charts the evolution of chemistry’s periodic table, introduces the physics that explain electricity, gravity, and the structure of atoms. It recounts the scientific quest that revealed the DNA molecule and opened unimagined new vistas for exploration.Emphasizing surprising and personal stories of scientists both famous and unsung, A Little History of Science traces the march of science through the centuries. The book opens a window on the exciting and unpredictable nature of scientific activity and describes the uproar that may ensue when scientific findings challenge established ideas. With delightful illustrations and a warm, accessible style, this is a volume for young and old to treasure together”—.

616.89 S

Sacks, Oliver W. Hallucinations. 1st American ed. New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2012.
Silent multitudes : Charles Bonnet Syndrome — The prisoner’s cinema : sensory deprivation — A few nanograms of wine : hallucinatory smells — Hearing things — The illusions of Parkinsonism — Altered states — Patterns : visual migraines — The “sacred” disease — Bisected : hallucinations in the half-field — Delirious — On the threshold of sleep — Narcolepsy and night hags — The haunted mind — Doppelgängers: hallucinating oneself — Phantoms, shadows, and sensory ghosts. This book is an investigation into the types, physiological sources, and cultural resonances of hallucinations traces everything from the disorientations of sleep and intoxication to the manifestations of injury and illness. Have you ever seen something that was not really there? Heard someone call your name in an empty house? Sensed someone following you and turned around to find nothing? Hallucinations don’t belong wholly to the insane. Much more commonly, they are linked to sensory deprivation, intoxication, illness, or injury. People with migraines may see shimmering arcs of light or tiny, Lilliputian figures of animals and people. People with failing eyesight, paradoxically, may become immersed in a hallucinatory visual world. Hallucinations can be brought on by a simple fever or even the act of waking or falling asleep, when people have visions ranging from luminous blobs of color to beautifully detailed faces or terrifying ogres. Those who are bereaved may receive comforting “visits” from the departed. In some conditions, hallucinations can lead to religious epiphanies or even the feeling of leaving one’s own body. Humans have always sought such life-changing visions, and for thousands of years have used hallucinogenic compounds to achieve them. As a young doctor in California in the 1960s, the author had both a personal and a professional interest in psychedelics. These, along with his early migraine experiences, launched a lifelong investigation into the varieties of hallucinatory experience. Here, he weaves together stories of his patients and of his own mind-altering experiences to illuminate what hallucinations tell us about the organization and structure of our brains, how they have influenced every culture’s folklore and art, and why the potential for hallucination is present in us all, a vital part of the human condition.—.

641.5 P

Perelman, Deb. The smitten kitchen cookbook. 1st ed. New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2012.
Notes and tips — Breakfast — Salads — Sandwiches, tarts, and pizzas — The main dish : vegetarian — The main dish : seafood, poultry, and meat — Sweets. Cookies ; Pies and tarts ; Cakes ; Puddings and candy — Party snacks and drinks — Measurements — Build your own Smitten Kitchen. “The long-awaited cookbook from the food blogging phenom, Deb Perelman — home cook, mom, photographer, and celebrated author of SmittenKitchen.com.” —.

658.8 S

Schley, Bill. Why Johnny can’t brand : rediscovering the lost art of the big idea. New York, N.Y. : Portfolio, 2005.
In the often funny, page-turning style of two award-winning, former Madison Avenue communicators, Schley and Nichols explain: 1.Why real branding is the opposite of what you think 2. How positioning turns your brand asset from fool’s gold to real gold 3. Why Harvard and Stanford MBAs are the last to get it (but fear not—they can learn this too) 4. How to find your Big Idea in about eight weeks—then keep it… and so much more.

709.394 M

Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York, N.Y.). Egypt and the ancient Near East. New York : The Museum, c1987.

711.409 A

Art of the first cities : the third millennium B.C. from the Mediterranean to the Indus. New York : Metropolitan Museum of Art ;, 2003.

741.59 L

Larson, Hope. Madeleine L’Engle’s A wrinkle in time : the graphic novel. 1st ed. New York : Farrar Straus Giroux, 2012.
A graphic novel adaptation of the classic tale in which Meg Murry and her friends become involved with unearthly strangers and a search for Meg’s father, who has disappeared while engaged in secret work for the government.

741.59 R

Redniss, Lauren. Radioactive : Marie & Pierre Curie, a tale of love & fallout. 1st ed. New York : !t Books/Harper Collins, c2011.
Symmetry — Magnetism — Fusion — White flash — Instability of matter — Half-life — Isolation — Exposure — Daughter elements. Presents the professional and private lives of Marie and Pierre Curie, examining their personal struggles, the advancements they made in the world of science, and the issue of radiation in the modern world.

796.62 H

Hamilton, Tyler, 1971-. The secret race : inside the hidden world of the Tour de France : doping, cover-ups, and winning at all costs. 1st ed. New York : Bantam Books, c2012.
Hamilton pulls back the curtain on the Tour de France and takes us into the secret world of professional cycling like never before: the doping, the lying, and his years as Lance Armstrong’s teammate on U.S. Postal.

811.54 H

Hennessy, Christopher, 1973-. Outside the lines : talking with contemporary gay poets. Ann Arbor : University of Michigan Press, c2005.
Thom Gunn — Frank Bidart — Alfred Corn — J.D. McClatchy — Mark Doty — David Trinidad — Henri Cole — Carl Phillips — D.A. Powell — Reginald Shepherd — Rafael Campo — Timothy Liu. Editor Christopher Hennessy gathers interviews with some of the most significant figures in contemporary American poetry. While each poet is gay, these encompassing, craft-centered interviews reflect the diversity of their respective arts and serve as a testament to the impact gay poets have had and will continue to have on contemporary poetics.

811.54 S

Simic, Charles, 1938-. That little something : poems. 1st ed. Orlando : Harcourt, c2008.
Walking — That little something — The elevator is out of order — Night clerk in a roach motel — Souvenirs of Hell — Dramatic evenings — Department of Complaints — To boredom — Death’s book of jokes — Fiordiligi — Devil and Eve — The late game — Waiting for the sun to set — Murky memories — House of cards — Impersonator of blank walls — Aunt Dinah sailed to China — Doubles — To laziness — The great disappearing act — Summer dawn — Gourmets of tragedies — Listen — Encyclopedia of horror — Sunday — Dance of the macabre mice — Flying horses — In the heat of the night — Night watchman — The lights are on everywhere — Memories of the future — Come winter — Those who clean after — In the junk store — Madmen are running the world — Late-night chat — Clouds — In the afternoon — One wing of the museum — Prophesy — Dead reckoning — Metaphysics Anonymous — High windows — Ghost ship — Wonders of the invisible world — Secret history — Wire hangers — To the reader — The ice cubes are on fire — Labor and capital — The blur — The bather — Crickets — Eternities — Eternity’s orphans. In his eighteenth collection, Charles Simic, the superb poet of the vaguely ominous sound and the disturbing, potentially significant image, moves closer to the dark heart of history and human behavior.

811.6 C

Carr, Julie, 1966-. 100 notes on violence. Boise, ID : Ahsahta Press, Boise State University, 2010.
Product Description: Carr, winner of the 2009 Sawtooth Poetry Prize, obsessively researches intimate terrorism, looking everywhere from Whitman and Dickinson to lists of phobias and weapon-store catalogs for answers. Do they lie in statistics, in statements by and about rapists and killers, in the capacity for cruelty that the poet herself admits to? This book is a dream-document both of light and innocence-babies and the urge to protect them-and of giving in to a wrenching darkness, where despair lies in the very fact that no single factor is to blame.

811.6 D

Doller, Sandra, 1974-. Chora. Boise, Idaho : Ahsahta Press, Boise State University, 2010.
Sandra Doller’s tricky, sly language comes at you sideways, full of coinages and puns, and is obsessed with lines: the highways and train tracks that cross deserts; lines from jokes and ghost stories; and lines of influence—Gertrude Stein implicitly, and H.D. explicitly. Doller is not concerned with the complete or the perfect; she shows us the torn edge of notebook paper, “the american wastrel” in a yellow dress, and characters who plead, in a reversal of Goethe’s last words, for “no more light.”.

811.6 F

Fishman, Lisa, 1966-. Flower cart. Boise, Idaho : Ahsahta Press, 2011.
Taking its title from a sign outside the BART station in Oakland, California, FLOWER CART finds, makes, documents, pieces together, and steps out of the way of language at ground level. Being alive in acts of reading is writing in Fishman’s fourth book, where the materiality of words, weather, plantlife, handwriting, and decay are engrafted in a hybrid ecology that is archival and lyric.

811.6 G

Greenstreet, Kate. The last 4 things. Boise, Idaho : Ahsahta Press :, 2009.
The austere second volume from Greenstreet (case sensitive) picks up on her other career as a photographer. Brief prose poems, spare stanzas and suggestive sequences return to such notions as frame, tint, profile and point of view: We don’t know what it means but we do know that the person disappears.// The bridge/ attracts us with its brightness. One page can present Greenstreet as a war photographer, getting horror on film; the next can make her a victim, a dreamer, a wanderer, an examiner of linguistic particles at a very far remove. Readers who find the verse and the situations in the fragment-packed first half of the volume fascinating yet hard to assemble may turn to the concluding set of prose poems, each given a date like a diary (6 January): here events and plots mix and dissolve (civil war, childbirth, hiking), but the hurt tone and the laconic technique make them cohere. The book includes a DVD (not seen by PW) with video art by Greenstreet.

811.6 H

Hennessy, Christopher, 1973-. Love-in-idleness : poems. First edition.
Shifting intuitively between youthful belligerence, the individualization of collective myths, and portraits of erotic maturity and angst, Christopher Hennessy’s debut collection of poetry, Love-In-Idleness, commits itself to lyrical explorations underpinned by a sharp and honest introspection. These poems forget themselves, undulate, embrace the actual, dissolve and regroup in their efforts to detail moments of sustained interruption and desire. Here you will find a study of the vivisection of a Midwestern family, a soliloquy from the lover of a Han Dynasty emperor, the re-imagined death of Saint Sebastian, a steamy appropriation of Satie’s humorous score notes, an admirer’s courting of Carl Linnaeus, and the impending finality of a deathbed vigil. Together they announce the arrival of a gifted new voice in American poetry.

811.6 H

Henry, Brian, 1972-. Lessness. Boise, Idaho : Ahsahta Press, c2011.
In LESSNESS everything is in ruins—machines, landscapes, buildings, bodies, histories, language. In terse elegies and effaced text, Lessness forces us to question the body, and through it the stability of the knowable. All builds toward a lengthy, strangely gentle “wreckage,” where the surrender to inevitable infestations does not negate small triumphs.

811.6 K

Kaschock, Kirsten. A beautiful name for a girl. Boise, Idaho : Ahsahta Press, 2011.
Human identity testing itself: are the speakers of these poems mother, teacher, creative artist—or are they merely bones to be sorted and juggled? The ramifications of identity are merely criticism internalized, part of the “one-woman show.”.

811.6 K

Kelsey, Karla. Iteration nets. Boise, Idaho : Ahsahta Press, 2010.
Karla Kelsey begins with the sonnet—fourteen lines (usually!) that she’s appropriated from a variety of sources, homophonically echoed, and playfully assembled. She then explodes each sonnet into a voluptuous prose poem, later erasing that into a sinuous, open lyric line. The aim of the book is not to execute a plan or fulfill a form, but to generate new modes of inhabiting a poem. The result is a work of lyrical constraint and romantic conceptualism.

811.6 R

Rigby, Karen. Chinoiserie. Boise, Idaho : Ahsahta Press, 2012.

811.6 R

Robinson, Elizabeth, 1961-. Counterpart. Boise, Idaho : Ahsahta Press, 2012.
Elizabeth Robinson’s new book investigates the uncanny doubleness inherent in each self, the hells unacknowledged in self-examination. Filled with mirrors, doppelg„ngers, puppets, and dreams, COUNTERPART brings the best of Robinson’s thoughtful lyricism to deeply important questions every soul grapples with.

811.6 T

Tichy, Susan, 1952-. Gallowglass. Boise, Idaho : Ahsahta Press, Boise State University, 2010.
In Irish history, gallowglass refers to mercenary soldiers. In Tichy’s expansive exploration of war and empire, we are all gallowglasses of sorts, for Americans’ apparently peaceful lives are intermeshed with wars around the globe. Tichy’s style is that of the montage, bringing together apparently disparate moments ranging from personal experience to ancient history to biblical or mythic incidents.

823.8 D

Doyle, Arthur Conan, Sir, 1859-1930, author. Dangerous work : diary of an Arctic adventure. Chicago ; : University of Chicago Press, 2012.
Introduction : “I came of age at 80 degrees north latitude” — Facsimile of Arthur Conan Doyle’s diary of his voyage as a ship’s surgeon aboard the Arctic whaler S.S. Hope, February 28-August 11, 1880 — Annotated transcript of Arthur Conan Doyle’s diary of his voyage — “It was quite an ovation” : Conan Doyle revisits the Arctic — Arthur Conan Doyle’s Arctic writings. The glamour of the Arctic ; Life on a Greenland whaler ; The captain of the “Pole-Star” ; The adventure of Black Peter. In 1880 a young medical student named Arthur Conan Doyle embarked upon the “first real outstanding adventure” of his life, taking a berth as ship’s surgeon on an Arctic whaler, the Hope. The voyage took him to unknown regions, showered him with dramatic and unexpected experiences, and plunged him into dangerous work on the ice floes of the Arctic seas. He tested himself, overcame the hardships, and, as he wrote later, “came of age at 80 degrees north latitude.

930 S

Stray, Geoff. The Mayan and other ancient calendars. 1st U.S. ed. New York : Walker & Co., 2007.
The study of heavenly cycles is common to most ancient cultures. The ancient Egyptians, Chinese, and Babylonians all tried to make sense of the year. But it fell to the later Mesoamerican Maya to create a series of calendars that could be cross referenced. In doing so, the Maya discovered many strange numerical harmonics. Their lunar calendar was extremely accurate—far more so than the Greek Metonic cycle; they tracked Venus to an accuracy of less than a day in five hundred years and their tables could have been used to predict eclipses seven hundred years in the future. This book will provide a much needed compact guide to the Mayan calendar systems as well as covering the essentials of calendar development throughout the world.

947.00 A

Applebaum, Anne, 1964-. Iron curtain : the crushing of Eastern Europe, 1944-1956. 1st United States ed. New York : Doubleday, c2012.
Zero hour — Victors — Communists — Policemen — Violence — Ethnic cleansing — Youth — Radio — Politics — Economics — Enemies: religion — Enemies: inside and outside the Party — Homo sovieticus — Socialist realism — Ideal cities — Collaborators…and reluctant sympathizers — Passive opponents — Revolutions — Epilogue. In the long-awaited follow-up to her Pulitzer Prize-winning “Gulag,” acclaimed journalist Anne Applebaum delivers a groundbreaking history of how Communism took over Eastern Europe after World War II and transformed in frightening fashion the individuals who came under its sway.

950.3 M

Mishra, Pankaj. From the ruins of empire : the intellectuals who remade Asia. 1st American ed. New York : Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2012.
Asia subordinated — Egypt : ‘the beginning of a series of great misfortunes’ ; The slow battering of India and China ; The new global hierarchy — The strange odyssey of Jamal al-Din al-Afghani — An insignificant man in rough garments ; The ‘sick man’ of Europe and his dangerous self-therapy ; Egypt : the polemicist emerges ; Beyond self-strengthening : the origins of pan-Islamism and nationalism ; The European interlude ; Apotheosis in Persia ; In a golden cage : al-Afghani’s last days in Istanbul ; The long aftermath — Liang Qichao’s China and the fate of Asia — The enviable but inimitable rise of Japan ; The first impulses of reform ; Japan and the perils of exile ; The Boxer Rising : more lessons from defeat ; Pan-Asianism : the pleasures of cosmopolitanism ; Liang and democracy in America ; The temptations of autocracy and revolution — 1919, ‘changing the history of the world’ — The United States and its promises of self-determination ; Liberal internationalism or liberal imperialism? ; Making the world unsafe for democracy ; The decline of the West? — Rabindranath Tagore in East Asia, the man from the lost country — Asia remade — The sting in the tail : pan-Asianism and military decolonization ; Intellectual decolonization : the rise of neo-traditionalists ; The triumphs of the nation-state : Turkey, the sick man, revives ; ‘The Chinese people have stood up’ ; The rise of the ‘rest’ — An ambiguous revenge. A little more than a century ago, as the Japanese navy annihilated the giant Russian one at the Battle of Tsushima, original thinkers across Asia, working independently, sought to frame a distinctly Asian intellectual tradition that would inform and inspire the continent’s anticipated rise to dominance. Asian dominance did not come to pass, and those thinkers—Tagore, Gandhi, and later Nehru in India; Liang Qichao and Sun Yatsen in China; Jamal al-Din al-Afghani and Abdurreshi al Ibrahim in the ruins of the Ottoman Empire—are seen as outriders from the main anticolonial tradition. But Pankaj Mishra shows that it was otherwise in this stereotype-shattering book. His enthralling group portrait of like minds scattered across a vast continent makes clear that modern Asia’s revolt against the West is not the one led by faith-fired terrorists and thwarted peasants but one with deep roots in the work of thinkers who devised a view of life that was neither modern nor antimodern, neither colonialist nor anticolonialist. In broad, deep, dramatic chapters, Mishra tells the stories of these figures, unpacks their philosophies, and reveals their shared goal of a greater Asia. Right now, when the emergence of a greater Asia seems possible as at no previous time in history, From the Ruins of Empire is as necessary as it is timely—a book essential to our understanding of the world and our place in it.

951.901 J

Chŏn, Ho-t’ae, 1959-. Goguryeo : in search of its culture and history. Elizabeth, NJ ; : Hollym, 2008.

953.8 H

House, Karen Elliott. On Saudi Arabia : its people, past, religion, fault lines— and future. 1st ed. New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2012.
Fragile — Al Saud survival skills — Islam : dominant and divided — The social labyrinth — Females and fault lines — The young and the restless — Princes — Failing grades — Plans, paralysis, and poverty — Outcasts — … and outlaws — Succession — Saudi scenarios — On pins and needles — Endgame. A journalist draws on three decades of firsthand experience to profile contemporary Saudi Arabia, offering insight into its leaders, citizens, cultural complexities, and international prospects.

956.054 G

Gelvin, James L., 1951-. The Arab uprisings : what everyone needs to know. New York : Oxford University Press, c2012.
A revolutionary wave? — The beginning: Tunisia and Egypt — Uprisings in weak states: Yemen and Libya — Two surprises: Algeria and Syria — The monarchies — Stepping back. Beginning in December 2010 popular revolt swept through the Middle East, shocking the world and ushering in a period of unprecedented unrest. Protestors took to the streets to demand greater freedom, democracy, human rights, social justice, and regime change. What caused these uprisings? What is their significance? And what are their likely consequences? In a question-and-answer format, this book explores all aspects of the revolutionary protests that have rocked the Middle East. The author, a historian begins with an overview: What sparked the Arab uprisings? Where did the demands for democracy and human rights come from? How appropriate is the phrase “Arab Spring”? before turning to specific countries around the region. He looks at such topics as the role of youth, labor, and religious groups in Tunisia and Egypt and discusses why the military turned against rulers in both countries. Exploring the uprisings in Libya and Yemen, he explains why these two states are considered “weak,” why that status is important for understanding the upheavals there, and why outside powers intervened in Libya but not in Yemen. Next, he compares two cases that defied expectations: Algeria, which experts assumed would experience a major upheaval after Egypt’s, and Syria, which experts failed to foresee. He then looks at the monarchies of Morocco, Jordan, and the Gulf, exploring the commonalities and differences of protest movements in each. The final chapter discusses the implications of the uprisings. What do they mean for the United States? For Iran? Has al-Qaeda been strengthened or weakened? What effects have the uprisings had on the Israel-Palestine conflict? What conclusions might we draw from the uprisings so far?.

956.91 A

Ajami, Fouad, author. The Syrian rebellion. Stanford, California : Hoover Institution Press, Stanford University, 2012.
The inheritor — Come the mountain people — The time of the Founder — False dawn — The boys of Deraa — The phantoms of Hama — The truth of the sects — Sarajevo on the Orontes — The stalemate — Dreaming of home : a note on the exiles — Fragments of a past mourned and dreaded. In The Syrian Rebellion, Fouad Ajami offers a detailed historical perspective on the current rebellion in Syria. Focusing on the similarities and the differences in skills between former dictator Hafez al-Assad and his successor son, Bashar, Ajami explains how an irresistible force clashed with an immovable object: the regime versus people who conquered fear to challenge a despot of unspeakable cruelty. Although the people at first hoped that Bashar would open up the prison that Syria had become under his father, it was not to be—and rebellion soon followed. Ajami shows how, for four long decades, the Assad dynasty, the intelligence barons, and the brigade commanders had grown accustomed to a culture of quiescence and silence. But Syrians did not want to be ruled by Bashar’s children the way they had been ruled by Bashar and their parents had been by Bashar’s father. When the political hurricane known as the Arab Spring hit the region, Bashar al-Assad proclaimed his country’s immunity to the troubles. He was wrong. This book tells how a proud people finally came to demand something more than a drab regime of dictatorship and plunder.

958.10 L

Luttrell, Marcus. Lone survivor : the eyewitness account of Operation Redwing and the lost heroes of SEAL Team 10. 1st ed. New York : Little, Brown, 2007.

961.00 B

Brett, Michael. The Berbers. Oxford, UK ; : Blackwell, 1997.
The Berbers provides a comprehensive overview of the history of the Berber-speaking peoples.

972 C

Camp, Roderic A. Mexico : what everyone needs to know. New York : Oxford University Press, c2011.
Major issues facing Mexico today. Security and violence in Mexico ; Mexico’s economic development ; Mexico’s political development ; Foreign relations with the United States ; Mexico’s social development — Historical legacies. Mexico’s colonial heritage ; The National Period and the rise of liberal-conservative conflicts ; The Mexican Revolution and a new political model for Mexico. The Mexican Revolution ; The evolution of modern political structures after 1920 ; The decline of the PRI and the Mexican model ; Mexico’s democratic transition — Mexico’s present and future. Mexico’s democratic consolidation ; Further consolidation ; Cultural, economic, and social developments ; What lies ahead — Chronology of Mexican presidents, 1964-2012. The Berbers provides a comprehensive overview of the history of the Berber-speaking peoples.

972.01 B

The Olmec & their neighbors : essays in memory of Matthew W. Stirling. Washington, D.C. : Dumbarton Oaks Research Library and Collections, Trustees for Harvard University, c1981.
Twenty-one papers on the Olmec were written for this volume in tribute to Matthew W. Stirling, “pioneer archaeologist, ethnologist, and the discoverer of the Olmec civilization.”.

DVD Ame

American gangster. Unrated extended ed. Universal City, CA : Distributed by Universal Studios Home Entertainment, [2009].
Denzel Washington, Russell Crowe, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Cuba Gooding, Jr., Josh Brolin, Ted Levine, Armand Assante, John Ortiz, John Hawkes, RZA. Based on a true story, American Gangster is the story of two men: Frank Lucas, former driver, bouncer, and collector for Bumpy Johnson, the so-called Robin Hood of Harlem; and Richie Roberts, night-school lawyer, detective, and honest cop. Frank is importing heroin direct from Bangkok—by-passing the Italian and Sicilian mafia—undercutting their prices, delivering superior product, and making a fortune. Richie, loathed by cops on the take for turning in a million bucks in unmarked bills found in a suspects car, is heading a newly formed Federal investigation force for narcotics, tasked with finding and arresting North American drug kingpins. These two men are destined to meet, a meeting that will change their lives.

DVD Car

Carlito’s way. Universal City, CA : Universal Home Video, c1998.
Al Pacino, Sean Penn, Penelope Ann Miller. Sprung from prison on a legal technicality, former drug kingpin Carlito Brigante stuns the local underworld when he vows to go straight. Taking a job managing a glitzy, low-life nightclub, he tracks down his onetime girlfriend and rekindles their romance, promising he’s changed for good. But Carlito’s dream of going legitimate is undermined at every turn by murderous former cronies and even deadlier young thugs out to make a name for themselves. Ultimately, however, his most dangerous enemy is himself. Despite good intentions, Carlito’s misguided loyalties and an outmoded code of “honor” will plunge him into a savage life-or-death battle against the relentless forces that refuse to let him go.

DVD Cas

Casino. Universal City, CA : Universal Studios Home Entertainment, c2006.
Robert De Niro, Sharon Stone, Joe Pesci, James Woods, Don Rickles, Alan King, Kevin Pollak. In an era of over-the-top glitz, Sam “Ace” Rothstein is riding high as front man for the Mob’s multi-billion-dollar Las Vegas operation. To protect their “investment,” the bosses send in Ace’s boyhood pal, hot-headed enforcer Nicky Santoro. It’s a winning hand: Ace’s brain and Nicky’s muscle—until sexy wild card Ginger McKenna turns up the heat.

DVD Chr

A Christmas Story. Burbank, CA : Warner Home Video, c1999.
Melinda Dillon, Darren McGavin, Peter Billingsley. Set in Indiana during the 1940s; 9 year-old Ralphie desperately wants a Red Ryder BB-gun for Christmas, over his parents’ objections.

DVD Fir

Firefly. Beverly Hills, CA: Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment, 2002.
Nathan Fillion.

DVD Fra

Franz Kafka’s it’s a wonderful life — and other strange tales. [Huntington Beach, Calif.] : Vanguard Films, c2001.
Features four short films that were award winners and festival favorites.

DVD Gho

Ghostbusters 1 & 2 : [double feature gift set]. Widescreen ed. Burbank, Calif. : Columbia TriStar Home Video, [2005].
Ghostbusters (1984) — Ghostbusters II (1989). Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd, Sigourney Weaver, Harold Ramis, Rick Moranis. Murray, Aykroyd and Ramis are a band of parapsychologists who specialize in ridding Manhattan of bizarre apparitions.

DVD Inc

Inception. Widescreen. Burbank, CA : Warner Home Video, 2010.
Leonardo DiCaprio, Ken Watanabe, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Marion Cotillard, Ellen Page, Tom Hardy, Cillian Murphy, Tom Berenger, Michael Caine. Fugitive Dom Cobb is a thief in thought-extraction from a person’s subconscious, then Saito, a wealthy industrialist, hires him to plant an idea in the subconscious of an energy magnate.

DVD Pub

Public enemies. Universal City, CA : Universal Studios Home Entertainment, c2009.
Cast: Johnny Depp, Christian Bale, Marion Cotillard, Jason Clarke, Rory Cochrane, Billie Crudup, Stephen Dorff, Stephan Lang, John Ortiz, David Wenham, Giovanni Ribisi. No one could stop Dillinger and his gang. No jail could hold him. His charm and audacious jailbreaks endeared him to almost everyone, from his girlfriend Billie Frechette to an American public who had no sympathy for the banks that had plunged the country into the Depression. But while the adventures of Dillinger’s gang thrilled many, Hoover made Dillinger America’s first Public Enemy Number One.

DVD Pul

Pulp Fiction. Special Collector’s Edition. Bueno Vista Home Entertainment, 1994.

DVD Sca

Scarface. Universal City, CA : Universal Studios Home Entertainment, c2006.
Al Pacino, Steven Bauer, Michelle Pfeiffer, Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio, Robert Loggia, Miriam Colon, F. Murray Abraham, Paul Shenar, Harris Yulin. Set in Miami in 1980, follows the violent career of a small-time Mariel refugee hoodlum who guns his way to the top of Miami’s cocaine empire.

F Ale

Alexander, William (William Joseph), 1976-. Goblin secrets. 1st ed. New York : Margaret K. McElderry Books, 2012.
Hoping to find his lost brother, Rownie escapes the home of the witch Graba and joins a troupe of goblins who perform in Zombay, a city where humans are forbidden to wear masks and act in plays.

F Arc

Arcos, Carrie. Out of reach. 1st Simon Pulse hardcover ed. New York : Simon Pulse, 2012.
Accompanied by her brother’s friend, Tyler, sixteen-year-old Rachel ventures through San Diego and nearby areas seeking her brother, eighteen-year-old Micah, a methamphetamine addict who ran away from home.

F Bal

Baldacci, David. The forgotten. 1st ed. New York : Grand Central Pub., 2012.
After he receives a posthumous note from his aunt hinting that things are horribly amiss in her Florida Gulf Coast town, Army Special Agent John Puller uncovers a shocking conspiracy.

F Bar

Barnes, Julian. The lemon table : stories. 1st Vintage International ed. New York, NY : Vintage International, 2005, c2004.
A short history of hairdressing — The story of Mats Israelson — The things you know — Hygiene — The revival — Vigilance — Bark — Knowing French — Appetite — The fruit cage — The silence. The characters in The Lemon Table are facing the ends of their lives— some with bitter regret, others with resignation, and others still with defiant rage. Their circumstances are just as varied as their responses. In 19th-century Sweden, three brief conversations provide the basis for a lifetime of longing. In today’s England, a retired army major heads into the city for his regimental dinner— and his annual appointment with a professional lady named Babs. Somewhere nearby, a devoted wife calms (or perhaps tormets) her ailing husband by reading him recipes. In stories brimming with life and our desire to hang onto it one way or another, Barnes proves himself by turns wise, funny, clever, and profound— a writer of astonishing powers of empathy and invention. — back cover.

F Bla

Blake, Kendare. Girl of nightmares. 1st ed. New York : Tor Teen, 2012.
Months after Anna Korlov opened a door to Hell and sacrificed herself for seventeen-year-old ghost hunter Cas Lowood, persistent visions of Anna being tortured cause Cas to decide to save her as she once saved him.

F Bru

Brunt, Carol Rifka. Tell the wolves I’m home : a novel. 1st ed. New York : Dial Press, c2012.
It is 1987, and only one person has ever truly understood fourteen-year-old June Elbus — her uncle, the renowned painter Finn Weiss. Shy at school and distant from her older sister, June can only be herself in Finn’s company; he is her godfather, confidant, and best friend. So when he dies, far too young, of a mysterious illness her mother can barely speak about, June’s world is turned upside down. But Finn’s death brings a surprise acquaintance into June’s life — someone who will help her to heal, and to question what she thinks she knows about Finn, her family, and even her own heart.

F Cal

Callanan, Liam. The cloud atlas. A Dial Press trade paperback book. New York : Dial, 2007.
Set in Alaska in the waning days of World War II, The Cloud Atlas is an enthralling debut novel, a story of adventure and awakening—and of a young soldier who came to Alaska on an extraordinary top-secret mission…and found a world that would haunt him forever. Drifting through the night, whisper-quiet, they were the most sublime manifestations of a desperate enemy: Japanese balloon bombs. Sergeant Louis Belk, age eighteen, was one of the men sent to Alaska to find and dispose of these weapons—and then keep them secret from an already anxious public. But the mysteries confronting the young sergeant only increase when he meets his superior officer—a brutal veteran OSS spy hunter who knows all too well what the balloons can do—and a beautiful Yup’ik Eskimo woman who claims she can see the future. Chasing after the ghostly floating weapons, Louis embarks upon an adventure that will lead him deep into the vast tundra to a discovery and a choice that will change the course of his life.

F Cas

Cass, Kiera. The Selection. 1st ed. New York : HarperTeen, c2012.
"Sixteen-year-old America Singer is living in the caste-divided nation of Illea, which formed after the war that destroyed the United States. America is chosen to compete in the Selection—a contest to see which girl can win the heart of Illea’s prince—but all she really wants is a chance for a future with her secret love, Aspen, who is a caste below her"—.

F Cha

Chabon, Michael. Telegraph Avenue : a novel. 1st ed. New York : Harper, c2012.
As the summer of 2004 draws to a close, Archy Stallings and Nat Jaffe are still hanging in there—longtime friends, bandmates, and co-regents of Brokeland Records, a kingdom of used vinyl located in the borderlands of Berkeley and Oakland. Their wives, Gwen Shanks and Aviva Roth-Jaffe, are the Berkeley Birth Partners, two semi-legendary midwives who have welcomed more than a thousand newly minted citizens into the dented utopia at whose heart—half tavern, half temple—stands Brokeland. When ex–NFL quarterback Gibson Goode, the fifth-richest black man in America, announces plans to build his latest Dogpile megastore on a nearby stretch of Telegraph Avenue, Nat and Archy fear it means certain doom for their vulnerable little enterprise. Meanwhile, Aviva and Gwen also find themselves caught up in a battle for their professional existence, one that tests the limits of their friendship. Adding another layer of complication to the couples’ already tangled lives is the surprise appearance of Titus Joyner, the teenage son Archy has never acknowledged and the love of fifteen-year-old Julius Jaffe’s life.

F Cla

Clark, Carol Higgins. Zapped. New York : Scribner, 2008.
Returning home from their honeymoon to discover that their neighbor has put his Manhattan apartment up for sale, Regan Reilly and her husband Jack decide to buy it to enlarge their own loft, but the renovation process spawns its own set of problems and an unexpected case.

F Con

Condie, Allyson Braithwaite. Reached. 1st ed. New York : Dutton Books, c2012.
One young woman has raged against those who threaten to keep away what matters most—family, love, choice. Her quiet revolution is about to explode into full-scale rebellion. With exquisite prose, the emotionally gripping conclusion to the international–bestselling Matched trilogy returns Cassia, Ky, and Xander to the Society to save the one thing they have been denied for so long, the power to choose.

F Cre

Creech, Sharon. The great unexpected. 1st ed. New York : Joanna Cotler Books, c2012.
"In the little town of Blackbird Tree live two orphan girls: one Naomi Deane, brimming with curiosity, and her best friend, Lizzie Scatterding, who could talk the ears off a cornfield. Naomi has a knack for being around when trouble happens. For she knows all the peculiar people in town—like Crazy Cora and Witch Wiggins and Mr. Farley. But then, one day, a boy drops out of a tree. The strangely charming Finn boy. Then the Dingle Dangle man appears, asking all kinds of questions. Curious surprises are revealed—three locked trunks, a pair of rooks, a crooked bridge, and that boy. Soon Naomi and Lizzie find themselves zooming toward a future neither could ever have imagined. Meanwhile, on a grand estate across the ocean, an old lady whose heart has been deceived concocts a plan… "—Publisher.

F Das

Dashner, James, 1972-. The kill order. 1st ed. New York : Delacorte Press, c2012.
"Mark struggles to make sense of his new, post-disaster world in this prequel to The Maze Runner"—.

F Dia

Díaz, Junot, 1968-. This is how you lose her. New York : Riverhead Books, c2012.
These stories explore the heartbreak and radiance of love as it is shaped by passion, betrayal, and the echoes of intimacy.

F Erd

Erdrich, Louise. The round house. 1st ed. New York, NY : Harper, c2012.
When his mother, a tribal enrollment specialist living on a reservation in North Dakota, slips into an abyss of depression after being brutally attacked, 14-year-old Joe Coutz sets out with his three friends to find the person that destroyed his family.

F Fly

Flynn, Vince. The last man : a novel. New York : Emily Bestler Books, 2012.

F Fou

Fountain, Ben. Billy Lynn’s long halftime walk. 1st ed. New York : Ecco, c2012.
A satire set in Texas during America’s war in Iraq that explores the gaping national disconnect between the war at home and the war abroad. Follows the surviving members of the heroic Bravo Squad through one exhausting stop in their media-intensive “Victory Tour” at Texas Stadium, football mecca of the Dallas Cowboys, their fans, promoters, and cheerleaders.

F Fun

Funke, Cornelia. Inkspell. New York : Scholastic, Inc., 2004.
Though a year has passed, Meggie still thinks of Inkheart, the book whose characters come to life. For dustfinger, the need to return to the tale becomes desperate. When Dustfinger finds a crooked story teller to read him back to the story, he leaves behind his young apprentice, Farid. Farid meets up with Meggie and together they find themselves trapped in the tale where they meet the author, Fenoglio, and wonder are they on the brink of a very bad story. .

F Fun

Funke, Cornelia Caroline. Inkdeath (Inkheart trilogy ; bk. 3). 1st American ed. New York : Chicken House/Scholastic Inc., c2008.
As Bluejay—Mo’s fictitious double—tries to keep the Book of Immortality from unraveling, Adderhead kidnaps all the children in the kingdom, asking for Bluejay’s surrender or the children will be doomed to slavery in the silver mines.

F Gre

Let it snow : three holiday romances. New York : Speak, 2008.
The Jubilee express / Maureen Johnson — A cheertastic Christmas miracle / John Green — Patron saint of pigs / Lauren Myracle. In three intertwining short stories, several high school couples experience the trials and tribulations along with the joys of romance during a Christmas Eve snowstorm in a small town.

F Har

Hartman, Rachel. Seraphina : a novel. 1st ed. New York : Random House, c2012.
In a world where dragons and humans coexist in an uneasy truce and dragons can assume human form, Seraphina, whose mother died giving birth to her, grapples with her own identity amid magical secrets and royal scandals, while she struggles to accept and develop her extraordinary musical talents.

F Hel

Heller, Peter, 1959-. The dog stars. 1st ed. New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2012.
Surviving a pandemic disease that has killed everyone he knows, a pilot establishes a shelter in an abandoned airport hangar before hearing a random radio transmission that compels him to risk his life to seek out other survivors.

F Kin

Kingsolver, Barbara. Flight behavior : a novel. New York : Harper, c2012.
Set in the present day in the rural community of Feathertown, Tennessee, this novel tells the story of Dellarobia Turnbow, a petite, razor-sharp 29-year-old who nurtured worldly ambitions before becoming pregnant and marrying at seventeen. Now, after more than a decade of tending to small children on a failing farm, oppressed by poverty, isolation and her husband’s antagonistic family, she has mitigated her boredom by surrendering to an obsessive flirtation with a handsome younger man. In the opening scene, Dellarobia is headed for a secluded mountain cabin to meet this man and initiate what she expects will be a self-destructive affair. But the tryst never happens. Instead, she walks into something on the mountainside she cannot explain or understand: a forested valley filled with a lake of silent red fire that appears to her a miracle. In reality, the forest is ablaze with millions of butterflies. Their usual migratory route has been disrupted, and what looks to be a stunningly beautiful view is really an ominous sign, for the Appalachian winter could prove to be the demise of the species. Her discovery of this phenomenon ignites a media and religious firestorm that changes her life forever. After years lived entirely in the confines of one small house, Dellarobia finds her path suddenly opening out, chapter by chapter, into blunt and confrontational engagement with her family, her church, her town, her continent, and finally the world at large.

F Kin

Kinney, Jeff. Diary of a wimpy kid : the third wheel. New York : Amulet Books, 2012.
A Valentine’s Day dance at Greg’s middle school has turned his world upside down until an unexpected twist gives Greg a partner for the dance and leaves his best friend Rowley the odd man out.

F Lor

Lore, Pittacus. The power of six : book two of the Lorien Legacies. 1st ed. New York : Harper, c2011.
I’ve seen him on the news. Followed the stories about what happened in Ohio. John Smith, out there, on the run. To the world, he’s a mystery. But to me … he’s one of us. Nine of us came here, but sometimes I wonder if time has changed us — if we all still believe in our mission. How can I know?.

F Lor

Lore, Pittacus. The rise of nine. 1st ed. New York : Harper, c2012.
The aliens must come together because their power is in numbers.

F Low

Lowry, Lois. Son. Boston, Mass. : Houghton Mifflin, 2012.
Unlike the other Birthmothers in her utopian community, teenaged Claire forms an attachment to her baby, feeling a great loss when he is taken to the Nurturing Center to be adopted by a family unit.

F McC

McCormick, Patricia, 1956-. Never fall down : a novel. 1st ed. New York : Balzer + Bray, c2012.
"Cambodian child soldier Arn Chorn-Pond defied the odds and used all of his courage and wits to survive the murderous regime of the Khmer Rouge"— Provided by publisher.

F Mit

Mitchell, David (David Stephen). Cloud atlas : a novel. Modern Library ed. New York : Modern Library, 2012.
Recounts the connected stories of people from the past and the distant future, from a nineteenth-century notary and an investigative journalist in the 1970s to a young man who searches for meaning in a post-apocalayptic world.

F Mit

Mitchell, David (David Stephen). Number9dream : a novel. 2003 Random House trade pbk. ed. New York : Random House Trade paperbacks, 2003, c2001.
In outward form, Number9Dream is a Dickensian coming-of-age journey: Young dreamer Eiji Miyake, from remote rural Japan, thrust out on his own by his sister’s death and his mother’s breakdown, comes to Tokyo in pursuit of the father who abandoned him. Stumbling around this strange, awesome city, he trips over and crosses—through a hidden destiny or just monstrously bad luck—a number of its secret power centers. Suddenly, the riddle of his father’s identity becomes just one of the increasingly urgent questions Eiji must answer. Why is the line between the world of his experiences and the world of his dreams so blurry? Why do so many horrible things keep happening to him? What is it about the number 9? To answer these questions, and ultimately to come to terms with his inheritance, Eiji must somehow acquire an insight into the workings of history and fate that would be rare in anyone, much less in a boy from out of town with a price on his head and less than the cost of a Beatles disc to his name.

F Mit

Mitchell, David (David Stephen). The thousand autumns of Jacob De Zoet : a novel. 1st U.S. ed. New York : Random House, c2010.
Dispatched to the influential Japanese port of Dejima in 1799, ambitious clerk Jacob de Zoet resolves to earn enough money to deserve his wealthy fiancée, an effort that is challenged by his relationship with the midwife daughter of a samurai.

F Pul

Fairy tales from the Brothers Grimm : a new English version. 1st American ed. New York, N.Y. : Viking, 2012.
The frog king, or, Iron Heinrich — The cat and the mouse set up house — The boy who left home to find out about the shivers — Faithful Johannes — The twelve brothers — Little brother and little sister — Rapunzel — The three little men in the woods — Hansel and Gretel — The three snake leaves — The fisherman and his wife — The brave little tailor — Cinderella — The riddle — The mouse, the bird, and the sausage — Little Red Riding Hood — The musicians of Bremen — The singing bone — The devil with the three golden hairs — The girl with no hands — The elves — The robber bridegroom — Godfather Death — The juniper tree — Briar Rose — Snow White — Rumpelstiltskin — The golden bird — Farmerkin — Thousandfurs — Jorinda and Joringel — Six who made their way in the world — Gambling Hans — The singing, springing lark — The goose girl — Bearskin — The two travelling companions — Hans-my-Hedgehog — The little shroud — The stolen pennies — The donkey cabbage — One eye, two eyes, and three eyes — The shoes that were danced to pieces — Iron Hans — Mount Simeli — Lazy Heinz — Strong Hans — The moon — The goose girl in spring — The nixie of the millpond. Two centuries ago, Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm published the first volume of Children’s and Household Tales. Now Philip Pullman, one of the most accomplished authors of our time, makes us fall in love all over again with the immortal tales of the Brothers Grimm.

F Sch

Schrefer, Eliot, 1978-. Endangered. 1st ed. New York, N.Y. : Scholastic Press, 2012.
Sophie is not happy to be back in the Congo for the summer, but when she rescues an abused baby bonobo she becomes more involved in her mother’s sanctuary—and when fighting breaks out and the sanctuary is attacked, it is up to Sophie to rescue the apes and somehow survive in the jungle.