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.


The amazing Spider-man. Widescreen. Culver City, Calif. : Sony Pictures Home Entertainment, c2012.
Andrew Garfield, Emma Stone, Rhys Ifans, Denis Leary, Campbell Scott, Irrfan Khan, Martin Sheen, Sally Field. Teenage social outcast Peter spends his days trying to unravel the mystery of his own past and win the heart of his high school crush. A mysterious briefcase belonging to his father, who abandoned him when he was a child, leads Peter to his dad’s former partner, Dr. Connors. The discovery of his father’s secret will ultimately shape his destiny of becoming “Super-Man” and bring him face to face with Connors’ villainous alter ego, the Lizard.


The Avengers. Burbank, CA : Distributed by Buena Vista Home Entertainment, c2012.
Cast: Robert Downey, Jr., Scarlett Johansson, Jeremy Renner, Chris Evans, Mark Ruffalo, Chris Hemsworth, Tom Hiddleston, Gwyneth Paltrow, Samuel L. Jackson, Stellan Skarsgård, Paul Bettany. Nick Fury of S.H.I.E.L.D. brings together a team of superhumans to form The Avengers to help save the Earth from Loki and his army.


Bridge to Terabithia. Widescreen. Burbank, CA : Buena Vista Home Video, 2007.
Josh Hutcherson, AnnaSophia Robb, Robert Patrick, Zooey Deschanel. The life of a ten-year-old boy in rural Virginia expands when he becomes friends with a newcomer who subsequently meets an untimely death trying to reach their hideaway, Terabithia, during a storm.


A bug’s life. [Blu-ray version]. Burbank, CA : Distributed by Buena Vista Home Entertainment, c2009.
Voices of: Dave Foley, Kevin Spacey, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Hayden Panettiere, Phyllis Diller, Richard Kind, David Hyde Pierce. Journey inside the miniature world of bugs where an ant named Flik hires warrior bugs to defend his colony from a horde of freeloading grasshoppers. Bonus title at end: Geri’s game (Academy Award, Best Animated Short, 1997).


Flubber. Burbank, Calif. : Walt Disney Home Video :, [199-?].
Robin Williams, Marcia Gay Harden, Christopher McDonald, Raymond J. Barry, Clancy Brown, Ted Levine, Wil Wheaton. Professor Brainard (Williams) discovers a miraculous elastic goo - Flubber - that when aplied to anything makes it bounce super high and fast. Will this ‘goo’ enable the professor to re-win his fiance and save his financially strapped college?.


Green lantern. [United States] : Warner Home Video, 2011.
Ryan Reynolds, Blake Lively, Peter Sarsgaard, Angela Bassett, Tim Robbins. In a universe as vast as it is mysterious, a small but powerful force has existed for centuries. Protectors of peace and justice, they are called the Green Lantern Corps. A brotherhood of warriors sworn to keep intergalactic order, each Green Lantern wears a ring that grants him superpowers. When a new enemy called Parallax threatens to destroy the balance of power in the Universe, their fate and the fate of Earth lie in the hands of their newest recruit, the first human ever selected.


The Incredible Hulk. Widescreen. Universal City, CA : Universal Studios Home Entertainment, c2008.
Edward Norton, Liv Tyler, Tim Roth, Tim Blake Nelson, Ty Burrell, William Hurt. Scientist Bruce Banner has been living in the shadows, scouring the earth for an antidote. Warmongers dream of abusing his powers and won’t leave Bruce alone. He suffers from his constant need to be with the only woman he has ever love, Betty Ross, and Bruce knows that he must return to civilization. The brilliant doctor is ruthlessly pursued by a nightmarish beast of pure adrenaline and aggression called The Abomination whose powers match that of the Hulk. Now, a fight of epic proportions ensues as Bruce must call upon the hero within to rescue New York City from total destruction.


Lady and the Tramp. Diamond ed. United States : Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment, 2012.
Voices: Peggy Lee, Larry Roberts, Bill Bancom, Verna Felton, George Givot, Lee Millar, Barbara Luddy, Bill Thompson, Stan Freberg, Alan Reed, Dallas McKennon, The Mello Men. Experience the thrilling adventures of Lady, a lovingly pampered cocker spaniel, and Tramp, a freewheeling mutt with a heart of gold. This heartwarming tale now charms a new generation of families and fans with its exquisite animation, unforgettable songs, and one of the greatest love stories of all time.


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


Ratatouille. [Blu-ray version]. Burbank, CA : Walt Disney Home Entertainment :, c2007.
Voices: Patton Oswalt, Ian Holm, Lou Romano, Brian Dennehy, Peter Sohn, Peter O’Toole, Brad Garrett, Janeane Garofalo, Will Arnett, Julius Callahan, James Remar, John Ratzenberger. A rat named Remy dreams of becoming a great chef despite his family’s wishes and the obvious problem of being a rat in a decidedly rodent-phobic profession. When fate places Remy in Paris, he finds himself ideally situated beneath a restaurant made famous by his culinary hero. Despite the apparent dangers of being an unwanted visitor in the kitchen of one of Paris’ most exclusive restaurants, Remy forms an unlikely partnership with Linguini, the garbage boy, who inadvertently discovers Remy’s amazing talents. They strike a deal, ultimately setting into motion a chain of extraordinary events that turns the culinary world of Paris upside down.


Shutter Island. [United States] : Paramount Home Entertainment, 2010.
Jackie Earle Haley, Leonardo Dicaprio, Mark Ruffalo, Max Von Sydow, Michelle Williams, Ben Kingsley. When U.S. Marshall Teddy Daniels arrives at the asylum for the criminally insane on Shutter Island, what starts as a routine investigation quickly takes a sinister turn. As the investigation unfolds and Daniels uncovers more shocking and terrifying truths about the island, he also learns there are some places that never let you go.


Tarzan. Burbank, CA : Disney DVD :, 1999.
Brian Blessed, Glenn Close, Minnie Driver, Tony Goldwyn, Nigel Hawthorne, Lance Henriksen, Wayne Knight, Alex D. Linz, Rosie O’Donnell. Deep in the African jungle, a mama gorilla names an orphaned baby boy “Tarzan” and adopts him as her own. Tarzan develops all the instincts and prowess of a jungle animal. But with the sudden appearance of Tarzan’s own kind, two worlds are about to become one.


WALL-E. 3 - disc special ed. Burbank, CA : Walt Disney Home Entertainment, c2008.
Voices: Ben Burtt, Elissa Knight, Jeff Garlin, Fred Willard, MacInTalk, John Ratzenberger, Kathy Najimy, Sigourney Weaver. After hundreds of lonely years, a waste management robot finds a new purpose in life. With only a cockroach for a friend, he finds true love in another robot sent on a mission to Earth to see if it is safe for human life.


Zoolander. Special Collector’s Edition ; Widescreen. Hollywood, Calif. : Paramount Home Video, 2002.
As Derek Zoolander searches for meaning in his life at the end of his fashion modeling career, he is brainwashed by the evil fashion guru Mugatu to kill the Prime Minister of Malaysia.

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"—

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.

Friday, May 11, 2012

New Books!

338.7 C

Coll, Steve. Private empire : ExxonMobil and American power. New York : Penguin Press, 2012.
In this book the author goes deep inside ExxonMobil Corp, the largest and most powerful private corporation in the United States. He investigates the notoriously secretive ExxonMobil Corporation, revealing the true extent of its power. ExxonMobil’s annual revenues are larger than the economic activity in the great majority of countries, equivalent to the GDP of Norway. In many of the countries where it conducts business, ExxonMobil’s sway over politics and security is greater than that of the United States embassy. In Washington, ExxonMobil spends more money lobbying Congress and the White House than any other corporation. Yet despite its outsized influence, it is a black box.

782.42 D

Dylan, Bob, 1941-. Lyrics, 1962-2001. New York : Simon & Schuster, c2004.

782.421 S

Simon, Paul, 1941-. Lyrics 1964-2008. 1st Simon & Schuster hardcover ed. New York : Simon & Schuster, [c2008].

811.54 B

Brooks, Gwendolyn, 1917-2000. The essential Gwendolyn Brooks. [New York] : Library of America, c2005.

811.54 P

Piercy, Marge. The hunger moon : new and selected poems, 1980-2010. 1st ed. New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2011.

811.54 R

Rich, Adrienne, 1929-2012. An atlas of the difficult world : poems, 1988-1991. New York : W.W. Norton, c1991.

811.6 C

Conrad, C. A. The book of Frank. 1st Wave Books ed. Seattle : Wave Books ;, 2010.

821 W

Walter, George. The Penguin book of First World War poetry. New York, NY : Penguin Books, 2006.

823.010 K

The Penguin book of First World War stories. London ; : Penguin Books, 2007.

92 Bradbury

Weller, Sam, 1967-. The Bradbury chronicles : the life of Ray Bradbury. 1st ed. New York : William Morrow, c2005.

92 Brooks

Brooks, Gwendolyn, 1917-2000. Conversations with Gwendolyn Brooks. Jackson : University Press of Mississippi, c2003.

92 Brooks

Kent, George E., 1920-1982. A life of Gwendolyn Brooks. Lexington : University Press of Kentucky, c1990.
A biography of the life and art of poet Gwendolyn Brooks, including discussion of the development of African American consciousness and culture from the 1930s to the late 1970s.

92 Doyle

Dirda, Michael. On Conan Doyle, or, The whole art of storytelling. Princeton, N.J. : Princeton University Press, c2012.

92 Doyle

Doyle, Arthur Conan, Sir, 1859-1930. Arthur Conan Doyle : a life in letters. New York : Penguin Press, 2007.

92 Doyle

Lycett, Andrew. The man who created Sherlock Holmes : the life and times of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. 1st Free Press trade pbk. ed. New York : Free Press, 2008.

92 Dylan

Shelton, Robert, 1926-1995. No direction home : the life and music of Bob Dylan. Rev. and updated ed. Milwaukee, WI : Backbeat Books, 2011.

92 Faust

Max Brand, western giant : the life and times of Frederick Schiller Faust. Bowling Green, Ohio : Bowling Green State University Popular Press, c1985.

92 Irving

Irving, John, 1942-. The imaginary girlfriend : a memoir. 1st American ed. New York : Ballantine, 2002.

92 Lee

Shields, Charles J., 1951-. Mockingbird : a portrait of Harper Lee. 1st Owl books ed. New York : Henry Holt, 2007.
To Kill a Mockingbird, the twentieth century’s most widely read American novel, still sells a million copies yearly. Yet despite the book’s perennial popularity, its creator remains a somewhat mysterious figure. Journalist Shields brings to life the warmhearted, high-spirited, and occasionally hardheaded woman who gave us two of American literature’s most unforgettable characters—Atticus Finch and his daughter, Scout—and who contributed to the success of her lifelong friend Truman Capote’s masterpiece, In Cold Blood. At the center of the book is Lee’s struggle to create her famous novel. But her life contains many other highlights: her girlhood as a tomboy in overalls in tiny Monroeville, Alabama; the murder trial that made her father’s reputation and inspired her great work; her journey to Kansas as Capote’s ally and research assistant on the story of the Clutter murders; the surrogate family she found in New York City.—From publisher description.

92 Owen

Hibberd, Dominic. Wilfred Owen : a new biography. 1st American ed. Chicago : Ivan R. Dee, 2003.
When Wilfred Owen died in 1918 at the age of twenty-five, only five of his poems had been published, yet he was to become one of the most popular poets of the twentieth century. He is now Britain’s national poet of the Great War, and his work speaks to many young people more powerfully than any other poetry. Dominic Hibberd’s new biography, based on more than thirty years of wide-ranging research, brings new information and reinterpretation to virtually every phase of Owen’s life—carefully guarded by family and friends after his death. Mr. Hibberd sheds fresh light on Owen’s family background, education, and struggles with religion. That he was gay is fully discussed for the first time. His army training and experiences on the Western Front in World War I are described in vivid detail, using original documents from military archives. Throughout the story the poet steadily develops, from his early devotion to Wordsworth and the Romantics in 1910-1911, through his discovery of the French Decadents in 1914-1915 and his friendship with Siegfried Sassoon in 1917, to the final, superb achievement of his mature 1918 poems. The Great War’s greatest poet emerges as a complex, fascinating, and often endearing character, with a strong sense of humor and an intense delight in life.

92 Simon

Eliot, Marc. Paul Simon : a life. Hoboken, N.J. : Wiley, c2010.

F Bie

Bierce, Ambrose, 1842-1914?. The devil’s dictionary, tales, & memoirs. New York, N.Y. : Library of America :, c2011.

F Col

Collins, Suzanne. Catching fire. 1st ed. New York : Scholastic Press, 2009.
By winning the annual Hunger Games, District 12 tributes Katniss Everdeen and Peeta Mellark have secured a life of safety and plenty for themselves and their families, but because they won by defying the rules, they unwittingly become the faces of an impending rebellion.

F Col

Collins, Suzanne. The Hunger Games. 1st ed. New York : Scholastic Press, 2008.
Sixteen-year-old Katniss Everdeen accidentally becomes a contender in the annual Hunger Games, a grave competition hosted by the Capitol where young boys and girls are pitted against one another in a televised fight to the death.

F Col

Collins, Suzanne. Mockingjay. 1st ed. New York : Scholastic Press, 2010.
Katniss Everdeen, having survived the Hunger Games twice, learns she and her family and friends are in danger because the Capitol holds her responsible for the unrest and races against time to protect those she cares about and the people of District 12.

F Irv

Irving, John, 1942-. The cider house rules : a novel. New York : Modern Library, 1999.

Wednesday, April 25, 2012
Confused about where the new books are? They’re here! They look like this. If you can’t find something, ask Ms. Smith or Mrs. Van Horn— we’re here to help!

Confused about where the new books are? They’re here! They look like this. If you can’t find something, ask Ms. Smith or Mrs. Van Horn— we’re here to help!

Friday, April 13, 2012

New Books!

200.973 H

Holmes, David L. The faiths of the founding fathers. Oxford, NY : Oxford University Press, c2006.

232.9 J

Jefferson, Thomas, 1743-1826. The Jefferson Bible : the life and morals of Jesus of Nazareth, extracted textually from the Gospels in Greek, Latin, French & English. 

248.246 C

Cruz, Nicky. Run baby run. Gainesville, Fla. : Bridge-Logos, [2001], c1968.

Mr. Berry’s favorite book when he was in high school.

277.307 K

Kidd, Thomas S. God of liberty : a religious history of the American Revolution. New York : Basic Books, c2010.
An exploration of religious aspects of the American Revolution that discusses how individuals with diverse religions and philosophies were able to come together to fight British tyranny.

305.401 B

Beauvoir, Simone de, 1908-1986. The second sex. 1st American ed. New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2010.
An unabridged version of Beauvoir’s feminist exploration of the psychological, sexual and social roles of women and their historical and contemporary situation in Western culture at the middle of the twentieth century.

305.42 H

Hooks, Bell. Feminism is for everybody : passionate politics. Cambridge, MA : South End Press, c2000.

305.896 C

Cleaver, Eldridge. Eldridge Cleaver : Soul On Ice. New York, NY : Delta, ̧1992.
The now clasic memoir that shocked, outraged, and ultimately changed the way America looked at the civil rights movement and the black experience. (Mr. Ellington’s favorite book in high school!)

331.88 C

Chavez, Cesar, 1927-1993. An organizer’s tale : speeches. New York : Penguin Group, 2008.

340 M

Marshall, John, 1755-1835. John Marshall : writings. New York : Library of America, c2010.

342.73 B

The Debate on the Constitution : Federalist and Antifederalist speeches, articles, and letters during the struggle over ratification. New York : Library of America

342.73 W

The essential Federalist and anti-Federalist papers. Indianapolis : Hackett Pub. Co., c2003.

428.407 M

McEwan, Elaine K., 1941-. 40 ways to support struggling readers in content classrooms, grades 6-12. [Reston, Va.] : National Association of Secondary School Principals ;, c2007.
Offers forty research-based strategies to help struggling readers in the sixth through twelfth-grade classroom.

576.8 A

Asher, Robert J. Evolution and belief : confessions of a religious paleontologist. Cambridge, UK ; : Cambridge University Press, 2012.
Does the ongoing debate between some evolutionists and evangelicals show that the two sides are irreconcilable? As a paleontologist and a religious believer, Robert Asher constantly confronts the perceived conflict between his occupation and his faith. In the course of his scientific work, he has found that no other theory comes close to Darwin’s as an explanation for our world’s incredible biodiversity. Recounting discoveries in molecular biology, paleontology and development, Asher reveals the remarkable evidence in favor of Darwinian evolution. In outlining the scope of Darwin’s idea, Asher shows how evolution describes the cause of biodiversity, rather than the agency behind it. He draws a line between superstition and religion, recognizing that atheism is not the inevitable conclusion of evolutionary theory. By liberating evolution from its misappropriated religious implications, Asher promotes a balanced awareness that contributes to our understanding of biology and Earth history”— Provided by publisher.

599.938 W

Wilson, Edward O. The social conquest of earth. 1st ed. New York : Liveright Pub. Corp., c2012.
From the most celebrated heir to Darwin comes a groundbreaking book on evolution, the summa work of Edward O. Wilson’s legendary career.

780.1 M

Meyer, Leonard B. Emotion and meaning in music. Chicago : University of Chicago Press, 1961.

787.871 K

Kolb, Tom. Music theory. Milwaukee, WI : Hal Leonard, 2005.
The fretboard — Theory basics — Scales and key signatures — Intervals — Triads — Harmonizing the major scale — Chord construction — Harmonizing the minor scale — Determining key centers — Blues harmony and pentatonic scales — Modes and modal harmony — Other scales and modes; chord/scale relationships; arpeggios — Chord substitution and reharmonization.

808.042 L

Lee, Martin. 40 elaboration activities that take writing from bland to brilliant! : grades 5-8. New York : Scholastic, c2007.
"Help students improve their writing with: precise nouns, active adjectives, vivid verbs, supporting details, figurative language, varied sentences and much more!"—Cover.

821.8 R

Rossetti, Christina Georgina, 1830-1894. Goblin market. Mineola, N.Y. : Dover Publications, 2010.

821.912 E

Eliot, T. S. (Thomas Stearns), 1888-1965. The waste land : authoritative text, contexts, criticism. 1st ed. New York : W.W. Norton, c2001.

910.09 H

Heyerdahl, Thor. Kon-Tiki: across the Pacific by raft. New York : Pocket/Washington Square, c1950, 1984. (Mr. Obradovic’s favorite book in high school!)

973.440 A

Adams, John, 1735-1826. The Adams-Jefferson letters : the complete correspondence between Thomas Jefferson and Abigail and John Adams.

973.460 J

Jefferson, Thomas, 1743-1826. "Ye will say I am no Christian" : the Thomas Jefferson/John Adams correspondence on religion, morals, and values. Amherst, N.Y. : Prometheus Books, 2006.

973.911 R

Roosevelt, Theodore. Theodore Roosevelt : Letters and speeches. United States : Library of America, c2004.
Collects 367 letters written between 1881 and 1919 in a volume that features his correspondences with such individuals as Rudyard Kipling, Upton Sinclair, and FDR and the texts of four key speeches including “The Strenuous Life” of 1899, “The Big Stick” of 1901, “The Man in the Arena” and “The New Nationalism” of 1910.

973.913 W

Wilson, Woodrow, 1856-1924. Woodrow Wilson : the essential political writings. Lanham, Md. : Lexington Books, c2005.

92 Adams

Stoll, Ira, 1972-. Samuel Adams : a life. 1st Free Press hardcover ed. New York : Free Press, 2008.
With eloquence equal to Jefferson and Tom Paine, Adams helped ignite the flame of liberty and made sure it glowed even during the Revolution’s darkest hours. He was, as Jefferson later observed, “truly the man of the Revolution.” Adams played a pivotal role not fully appreciated until now in the events leading up to the confrontation with the British. Believing that God willed a free American nation, he was among the first to call for independence. He saw the opportunity to stir things up after the Boston Massacre and helped plan and instigate the Boston Tea Party. A fiery newspaper editor, he railed ceaselessly against “taxation without representation” and argued the urgency of revolution. When the top British general in America offered a general amnesty in 1775 to all who would lay down their arms, he excepted only John Hancock and Samuel Adams: these two were destined for the gallows.

92 Chavez

Levy, Jacques E. Cesar Chavez : autobiography of La Causa. 1st University of Minnesota Press ed. Minneapolis : University of Minnesota Press, 2007.

92 Henry

Kidd, Thomas S. Patrick Henry : first among patriots. New York : Basic Books, c2011.

92 Jay

Stahr, Walter. John Jay : founding father. New York : Hambledon & Continuum, 2006.

92 Paul

Walton, Mary, 1941-. A woman’s crusade : Alice Paul and the battle for the ballot. 1st ed. New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2010.

92 Wells

Giddings, Paula. Ida : a sword among lions : Ida B. Wells and the campaign against lynching. 1st ed. New York : Amistad, c2008.


Jane Eyre. BBC Video, 1983.


Malcolm X. Widescreen format. Burbank, Calif. : Warner Home Video, 1993.
Denzel Washington, Angela Bassett, Albert Hall, Al Freeman, Jr. The life of Malcolm X, who through his religious conversion to Islam, found the strength to rise up from a criminal past to become an influential civil rights leader.


The portrait of a lady. New York : Polygram Video, 1996.


The tenant of Wildfell Hall. [England] : BBC Video ;, [2008].
Tara Fitzgerald, Rupert Graves, Toby Stephens. When the beautiful widow Helen Graham moves into the derelict Wildfell Hall with her son, she arouses great curiosity from the local villagers. Gilbert Markham is a handsome young farmer who finds himself drawn to the enigmatic Helen and encourages her to open up to him. But even the sympathetic Markham is unprepared for the secrets Helen will ultimately reveal, secrets which the repressed Victorian society would rather bury forever.


Bronte, Emily. Wuthering Heights. BBC Video, 1967.

F Dan

Danforth, Emily M. The miseducation of Cameron Post. 1st ed. New York : Balzer + Bray, c2012.
In the early 1990s, when gay teenager Cameron Post rebels against her conservative Montana ranch town and her family decides she needs to change her ways, she is sent to a gay conversion therapy center.

F Eva

Evanovich, Janet. Hard eight. St. Martin’s paperbacks ed. New York : St. Martin’s Paperbacks, 2003, c2002.
When Stephanie Plum is hired to find a missing child, she begins to wonder if she is working on the right side of the law when events turn suspicious.

F Eva

Evanovich, Janet. High five. New York : St. Martin’s Paperbacks, 2000, c1999.

F Eva

Evanovich, Janet. Hot six. St. Martin’s Paperbacks ed. New York : St. Martin’s Paperbacks, [2001], c2000.
Bounty hunter Stephanie Plum tries to get her mentor Carlos off the hook when he becomes a murder suspect.

F Eva

Evanovich, Janet. Seven up. New York : St.Martins Paperbacks, 2002.

F Eva

Evanovich, Janet. Ten big ones (paperback). New York : St. Martin’s Press, 2004.
Bounty hunter, Stephanie Plum is the only witness to a robbery by the notorious Red Devil’s gang and hides out in fellow bounty hunter Ranger’s apartment to escape the gang and other seedy characters while the police try to nab the culprits.

F Eva

Evanovich, Janet. To the nines. St. Martin’s Paperbacks ed. New York, NY : St. Martin’s Paperbacks, 2004, c2003.

F Lor

Lorde, Audre. Zami, a new spelling of my name. Trumansburg, N.Y. : Crossing Press, c1982.

F Moo

Moore, Christopher, 1957-. Sacré bleu : a comedy d’art. New York : William Morrow, c2012.
Baker-turned-painter Lucien Lessard and bon vivant Henri Toulouse-Lautrec vow to discover the truth behind the untimely death of their friend Vincent van Gogh, which leads them on a surreal odyssey and brothel-crawl deep into the art world of late-nineteenth-century Paris.

Friday, March 30, 2012

Newest books!

153.12 W

Winter, Alison, 1965-. Memory : fragments of a modern history. Chicago : University of Chicago Press, c2012.
Hugo Munsterberg and the psychology of witness memory — The making of truth serum — Memories of war — Wilder Penfield and the recording of personal experience — The three lives of Bridey Murphy — Securing memory in the Cold War — Flashbulb memories — The law of memory — Frederic Bartlett and the social psychology of remembering — Making false memory — Reliving and revising memory.

153.35 L

Lehrer, Jonah. Imagine : how creativity works. Boston : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2012.
Alone : Bob Dylan’s brain — Alpha waves (condition blue) — The unconcealing — The letting go — The outsider ; Together : The power of Q — Urban friction — The Shakespeare paradox. “New York Times”-bestselling author Lehrer (“How We Decide”) introduces readers to musicians, graphic artists, poets, and bartenders to show how they can use science to be more imaginative and make their cities, their companies, and their culture more creative.

154.2 K

Kandel, Eric R. The age of insight : the quest to understand the unconscious in art, mind, and brain : from Vienna 1900 to the present. 1st ed. New York, NY : Random House, 2011.
A brilliant book by a Nobel Prize winner, “The Age of Insight” takes readers to Vienna in 1900, where leaders in science, medicine, and art began a revolution that changed forever how we think about the human mind—our conscious and unconscious thoughts and emotions—and how mind and brain relate to art.

225 L

The Jewish annotated New Testament : New Revised Standard Version Bible translation. Oxford ; : Oxford University Press, c2011.

371.425 Y

Yates, Julia. FASHION CAREERS GUIDEBOOK. Barron’s Educational Series, 2011.

615 M

Mitchell, Deborah R. The women’s pill book : your complete guide to prescription and over-the-counter medications. 1st ed. New York : St. Martin’s Press, c2012.

630.917 H

Hanson, David, 1978-. Breaking through concrete : building an urban farm revival. Berkeley : University of California Press, c2012.

630.973 C

Cottrell, Annette, 1967-. The urban farm handbook : city-slicker resources for growing, raising, sourcing, trading, and preparing what you eat. Seattle, Wash. : Skipstone, 2011.
It all begins with grain — The chicken and the egg — Dairy dilemma — Growing your own — It’s all in the dirt — Going to the source — Seeding your garden — Growing strategies to maximize your space — Garden pests and beneficial insects — Eating seasonally — Winter gardening : it starts in summer! — Preserving the harvest — Building food community — Going whole hog — Raising small animals for meat — Beverages and syrups — Soaps and other sundries.

811.6 S

Scroggins, Mark. Red arcadia : Poems. Bristol, UK : Shearsman Books, 2012.

974 W

Weidensaul, Scott. The first frontier : the forgotten history of struggle, savagery, and endurance in early America. Boston : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2012.
"Frontier: the word carries the inevitable scent of the West. But before Custer or Lewis and Clark, before the first Conestoga wagons rumbled across the Plains, it was the East that marked the frontier{8212}the boundary between complex Native cultures and the first colonizing Europeans. Here is the older, wilder, darker history of a time when the land between the Atlantic and the Appalachians was contested ground{8212}when radically different societies adopted and adapted the ways of the other, while struggling for control of what all considered to be their land. The First Frontier traces two and a half centuries of history through poignant, mostly unheralded personal stories{8212}like that of a Harvard-educated Indian caught up in seventeenth-century civil warfare, a mixed-blood interpreter trying to straddle his white and Native heritage, and a Puritan woman wielding a scalping knife whose bloody deeds still resonate uneasily today. It is the first book in years to paint a sweeping picture of the Eastern frontier, combining vivid storytelling with the latest research to bring to life modern America{8217}s tumultuous, uncertain beginnings."—Publisher description.


National Geographic. Wonders of the Universe : as seen on National Geographic Channel. Universal City, CA : National Geographic Channel, 2010.

F Bra

Bradbury, Ray, 1920-. Bradbury stories : 100 of his most celebrated tales. New York : William Morrow, 2003.

F Cli

Cline, Ernest. Ready player one. 1st ed. New York : Crown Publishers, c2011.
"An exuberantly realized, exciting, and sweet-natured cyber-quest. Cline’s imaginative and rollicking coming-of-age geek saga has a smash-hit vibe."—Booklist, starred review. "Ready Player One takes place in the not-so-distant future—the world has turned into a very bleak place, but luckily there is OASIS, a virtual reality world that is a vast online utopia. People can plug into OASIS to play, go to school, earn money, and even meet other people (or at least they can meet their avatars), and for protagonist Wade Watts it certainly beats passing the time in his grim, poverty-stricken real life. Along with millions of other world-wide citizens, Wade dreams of finding three keys left behind by James Halliday, the now-deceased creator of OASIS and the richest man to have ever lived. The keys are rumored to be hidden inside OASIS, and whoever finds them will inherit Halliday’s fortune. But Halliday has not made it easy. And there are real dangers in this virtual world. Stuffed to the gills with action, puzzles, nerdy romance, and 80s nostalgia, this high energy cyber-quest will make geeks everywhere feel like they were separated at birth from author Ernest Cline."—Chris Schluep, Amazon Best Book of the Month.

F Der

Dermont, Amber. The starboard sea. 1st ed. New York : St. Martin’s Press, 2012.

Jason Prosper grew up in the elite world of Manhattan penthouses, Maine summer estates, old-boy prep schools, and exclusive sailing clubs. A smart, athletic teenager, Jason maintains a healthy, humorous disdain for the trappings of affluence, preferring to spend afternoons sailing with Cal, his best friend and boarding-school roommate. When Cal commits suicide during their junior year at Kensington Prep, Jason is devastated by the loss and transfers to Bellingham Academy. There, he meets Aidan, a fellow student with her own troubled past. They embark on a tender, awkward, deeply emotional relationship.

When a major hurricane hits the New England coast, the destruction it causes brings with it another upheaval in Jason’s life, forcing him to make sense of a terrible secret that has been buried by the boys he considers his friends.

Set against the backdrop of the 1987 stock market collapse, The Starboard Sea is an examination of the abuses of class privilege, the mutability of sexual desire, the thrill and risk of competitive sailing, and the adult cost of teenage recklessness. 

F Har

Harkness, Deborah E., 1965-. A discovery of witches. New York : Viking, 2011.
Witch and Yale historian Diana Bishop discovers an enchanted manuscript, attracting the attention of 1,500-year-old vampire Matthew Clairmont. The orphaned daughter of two powerful witches, Bishop prefers intellect, but relies on magic when her discovery of a palimpsest documenting the origin of supernatural species releases an assortment of undead who threaten, stalk, and harass her.

F Jha

Jhabvala, Ruth Prawer, 1927-. A lovesong for India. Berkeley, CA : Counterpoint :, c2012.
In this expansive story collection, acclaimed writer Ruth Prawer Jhabvala expresses her lifelong meditation on East and West. Set in India, England, and New York City, “A Lovesong for India” reveals what unites us across oceans, cultures, and lifetimes.


McKenzie, Catherine. Spin. 1st U.S. ed. New York, NY : William Morrow, c2012.
When Kate Sandford lands an interview at her favorite music magazine, it’s the chance of a lifetime. So Kate goes out to celebrate—and shows up still drunk to the interview the next morning. It’s no surprise that she doesn’t get the job, but her performance has convinced the editors that she’d be perfect for an undercover assignment for their gossip rag. All Kate has to do is follow “It Girl” Amber Sheppard into rehab. If she can get the inside scoop—and complete the thirty-day program—they’ll reconsider her for the position at The Line. Kate takes the assignment, but when real friendships start to develop, she has to decide if what she has to gain is worth the price she’ll have to pay.

F Pow

Powers, Tim, 1952-. Hide me among the graves : a novel. 1st ed. New York : William Morrow, c2012.

London, winter of 1862, Adelaide McKee, a former prostitute, arrives on the doorstep of veterinarian John Crawford, a man she met once seven years earlier. Their brief meeting produced a child who, until now, had been presumed dead. McKee has learned that the girl lives—but that her life and soul are in mortal peril from a vampiric ghost. But this is no ordinary spirit; the bloodthirsty wraith is none other than John Polidori, the onetime physician to the mad, bad, and dangerous Romantic poet Lord Byron. Both McKee and Crawford have mysterious histories with creatures like Polidori, and their child is a prize the malevolent spirit covets dearly.

Polidori is also the late uncle and supernatural muse to the poet Christina Rossetti and her brother, the painter Dante Gabriel Rossetti. When she was just fourteen years old, Christina unwittingly brought Polidori’s curse upon her family. But the curse bestowed unexpected blessings as well, inspiring Christina’s poetry and Gabriel’s paintings. But when Polidori resurrects Dante’s dead wife—turning her into a horrifying vampire—and threatens other family members, Christina and Dante agree that they must destroy their monstrous uncle and break the spell, even if it means the end of their creative powers.

Determined to save their daughter, McKee and Crawford join forces with the Rossettis, and soon these wildly mismatched allies are plunged into a supernatural London underworld whose existence goes beyond their wildest imaginings. Ultimately, each of these disparate individuals—the sensitive poet, the tortured painter, the straitlaced animal doctor, the reformed prostitute, and even their Artful Dodger— like young daughter—must choose between the banality and constraints of human life and the unholy immortality that Polidori offers.

F Sto

Stone, Michel, 1969-. The iguana tree : a novel. Spartanburg, SC : Hub City Press, c2012.

Set amid the perils of illegal border crossings, The Iguana Tree is the suspenseful saga of Lilia and Hector, who separately make their way from Mexico into the United States, seeking work in the Carolinas and a home for their infant daughter.

F War

Ward, Katie. Girl reading : a novel. 1st Scribner hardcover ed. New York : Scribner, 2012, c2011.

Seven portraits. Seven artists. Seven girls and women reading.

A young orphan poses nervously for a Renaissance maestro in medieval Siena. An artist’s servant girl in seventeenth-century Amsterdam snatches a moment away from her work to lose herself in tales of knights and battles. An eighteenth century female painter completes a portrait of a deceased poetess for her lover. A Victorian medium poses with a book in one of the first photographic studios. A girl suffering her first heartbreak witnesses intellectual and sexual awakening during the Great War. A young woman reading in a bar catches the eye of a young man who takes her picture. And in the not-so-distant future a woman navigates the rapidly developing cyber-reality that has radically altered the way people experience art and the way they live.

Each chapter of Katie Ward’s kaleidoscopic novel takes us into a perfectly imagined tale of how each portrait came to be, and as the connections accumulate, the narrative leads us into the present and beyond

Monday, March 12, 2012

Newest books!

Sorted by Call Number / Author030.285 D

Dalby, Andrew, 1947-. The world and Wikipedia : how we are editing reality. Somerset : Siduri, 2009.
Wikipedia is currently the eighth most visited site on the web. It will soon be the reference source that most of use. This book examines what our dependence on one online encyclopedia means both now and in the future.

179.309 M

Martin, Glen. Game changer : Animal rights and the fate of Africa’s wildlife. Los Angeles, CA : Univerity of California Press, 2012.

306.708 C

Corinna, Heather. S.E.X. : the all-you-need-to-know progressive sexuality guide to get you through high school and college. New York : Marlowe, c2007.
Who’s this book for, anyway? : a foreword for parents, teachers, mentors, and other young adult allies — I pledge allegiance… to myself and the united state of my sexuality : an introduction for readers — Your body : an owner’s manual — The problem with perfect : body image (or, why appearance isn’t all it appears) — All by myself : solo sex, arousal, orgasm, and fantasy — Mulitple choice : gender, orientation, and sexual identity — On board the relationship — To be, or not to be… sexually active — Popular mechanics : the ins and outs of partnered sex — Safe and sound : safer sex for your body, heart, and mind — Hidden wounds : preventing, identifying, and healing from abuse and rape — To be or not to be… pregnant : contraception — Oh, baby! Conception, pregnancy, and pregnancy options — How to change the world (without even getting out of bed) — Appendix A: Common sexually transmitted infections : STIs from A to Z.

306.708 P

Pogány, Susan Browning, 1947-. Sex smart : 501 reasons to hold off on sex. Minneapolis : Fairview Press, c1998.
Provides straightforward answers to questions teens have about sex, relationships, dating, pregnancy, and sexually transmitted diseases.

306.76 B

Belge, Kathy. Queer : the ultimate LGBT guide for teens. San Francisco, CA : Zest Books, 2011.
The “Q” word: am I queer? — Embracing your queerness: coming out — Navigating your queer sphere: finding your people — Rising above: how to overcome queerphobia — Making your move: queer dating — Getting together: queer relationships — The big “S”: queer sex — Conclusion. A guide that helps LGBT teens come out to friends and family, navigate their new LGBT social life, figure out if a crush is also queer, and rise up against bigotry and homophobia.

306.76 H

Huegel, Kelly, 1974-. GLBTQ : the survival guide for gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, and questioning teens. Rev. & updated 2nd ed. Minneapolis : Free Spirit Pub., c2011.
Offers gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender teens, as well as those questioning their sexuality, information and practical advice to help them deal with the issues they may face with their families, at school, and within contemporary society.

320.092 J

Judt, Tony. Thinking the twentieth century. New York : Penguin Press, 2012.
The name remains: Jewish questioner — London and language: English writer — Familial socialism: political Marxist — King’s and kibbutzim: Cambridge Zionist — Paris, California: French intellectual — Generation of understanding: East European liberal — Unities and fragments: European historian — Age of responsibility: American moralist — The banality of good: social democrat. Thinking the Twentieth Century maps the issues and concerns of a turbulent age onto a life of intellectual conflict and engagement. Tony Judt presents the triumphs and the failures of prominent intellectuals, adeptly explaining both their ideas and the risks of their political commitments.—[book jacket].

363.700 S

Stager, Curt. Deep future : the next 100,000 years of life on Earth. 1st ed. New York : Thomas Dunne Books, 2011.
Stopping the ice — Beyond global warming — The last great thaw — Life in a super-greenhouse — Future fossils — Oceans of acid — The rising tide — An ice-free Arctic — The greening of Greenland — What about the tropics? — Bringing it home. A paleoclimatologist makes predictions about how environmental choices in the twenty-first century will affect life on the planet throughout the distant future, drawing on geological history to argue that global cooling poses a more significant threat.

398 T

A treasury of Irish folklore. Bonanza Books, 1967.
1967. 620p.

618 W

Williams-Wheeler, Dorrie. The unplanned pregnancy book for teens and college students. Virginia Beach, VA : Sparkledoll Productions, c2004.

618.2 M

Murkoff, Heidi Eisenberg. What to expect when you’re expecting. 4th ed. New York : Workman Pub., 2008.

649.10 L

Lindsay, Jeanne Warren. Teen dads : rights, responsibilities and joys. California : Morning Glory Press, 1993.
A guide for teenage fathers who want to develop their parenting skills, with an emphasis on dealing with children from birth to the age of three.

649.122 L

Lindsay, Jeanne Warren. Your baby’s first year : a guide for teenage parents. Rev. ed. Buena Park, Calif. : Morning Glory Press, c1998.

741.5 Y

Youme. Pitch black : don’t be skerd. 1st ed. El Paso, TX : Cinco Puntos Press, c2008.

792.028 B

Benedetti, Robert L. The actor in you : sixteen simple steps to understanding the art of acting. 5th ed. Boston : Allyn & Bacon, c2012.

811.6 C

Choffel, Julie. The Hello delay. New York, NY : Fordham University Press, 2012.

811.6 C

Copeland, Brooklyn. Siphon, harbor. Bristol, UK : Shearsman Books, 2012.

811.6 R

Ray, Douglas. He will laugh. Maple Shade, NJ : Lethe Press, 2012.

822.33 C

Callaghan, Dympna. Shakespeare without women : representing gender and race on the Renaissance stage. London ; : Routledge & K. Paul, 2000.

822.33 L

The Woman’s part : feminist criticism of Shakespeare. Illini Books ed. Urbana : University of Illinois Press, 1983, c1980.


Children of paradise. Criterion Collection, c1945, 2002.
Jean-Louis Barrault ; Arletty ; Pierre Brasseur ; Marcel Herrand. Set in the theater district of early 19th-century Paris, Children of paradise re-creates a glittering world of backstage life. Garance, an elusive courtesan, is loved by four men — a talented mime, an ambitious actor, a nihilistic villain, and a snobbish.


Grave of the fireflies. Sentai Filmworks, 2012.


Lolita. Widescreen. [Marina Del Rey, Calif.] : Lions Gate Home Entertainment, c2003.
Jeremy Irons, Melanie Griffith, Frank Langella, Dominique Swain. A middle-aged man marries an oppressive widow in order to be near and carry on an affair with her nymphet daughter.


Master Harold— and the boys. [United States] : Image Entertainment, [2011].
Freddie Highmore, Ving Rhames. Athol Fugard’s searing coming of age masterpiece set in apartheid era South Africa. On a rainy afternoon in his mother’s tea house, lonely 17 year-old Hally and Sam and Willie, two middle-aged black servants, share idyllic memories of their lifelong friendship. But when Hally learns that his invalid alcoholic father is coming home from the hospital, he unleashes his resentment and rage on Sam and Willie with devastating consequences.


My so-called life. Los Angeles, CA : Shout! Factory ;, [2007].
Disc 1: Pilot — Dancing in the dark — Guns and gossip. Disc 2: Father figures — The zit — The substitute — Why Jordan can’t read. Disc 3: Strangers in the house — Halloween — Other people’s mothers — Life of Brian. Disc 4: Self-esteem — Pressure — On the wagon — So-called angels. Disc 5: Resolutions — Betrayal — Weekend — In dreams begin responsibilities. Disc 6: Bonus disc. Bess Armstrong, Wilson Cruz, Claire Danes, Devon Gummersall, Tom Irwin, A.J. Langer, Jared Leto, Devon Odessa, Lisa Wilhoit. Angela Chase is a teenage girl who struggles with the problems of growing up, high school, and family life.


Nelson, Tim Blake. "O. Echo Bridge Home Entertainment, 2011.


Slavery by another name. [United States] : PBS Home Video, 2012.
Challenges one of America’s most cherished assumptions, the belief that slavery in the U.S. ended with Abraham Lincoln’s Emancipation Proclamation, by telling the harrowing story of how, in the South, a new system of involuntary servitude took its place with shocking force.

F Oli

Oliver, Lauren, 1982-. Pandemonium. 1st ed. New York : HarperCollinsPublishers, 2012.
After falling in love, Lena and Alex flee their oppressive society where love is outlawed and everyone must receive “the cure”—an operation that makes them immune to the delirium of love—but Lena alone manages to find her way to a community of resistance fighters, and although she is bereft without the boy she loves, her struggles seem to be leading her toward a new love.

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Recent New Additions

Lots of new classic films, shiny new books about creativity in the classroom (teachers!), poetry from Visiting Writers Megan Kaminski and Bruce Covey.

153.35 S

Sawyer, R. Keith. Explaining creativity : The science of human innovation. Second ed. New York, NY : Oxford University Press, 2012.

200 H

Hitchens, Christopher. God is not great : how religion poisons everything. 1st trade ed. New York : Twelve, 2009.

211.8 B

Baggini, Julian. Atheism : a very short introduction. Oxford ; : Oxford University Press, 2003.
Offers a brief introduction to Atheism, discussing its origins, history, beliefs, traditions, and key figures.

341.69 E

Ehrenfreund, Norbert. The Nuremberg legacy : how the Nazi war crimes trials changed the course of history. 1st ed. New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2007.
The author, a foreign correspondent for “Stars and Stripes” during World War II, draws on his personal experience to analyze the legal proceedings of the Nuremberg trials and their effects on national and international law today.

364.138 A

Arendt, Hannah. Eichmann in Jerusalem : : a report on the banality of evil. Rev. & enl. ed. New York, N.Y., U.S.A. : Penguin Books, 1994.

370 C

Craft, Anna. Creativity in schools : tensions and dilemmas. London ; : Routledge, 2005.

370 G

Greene, Maxine. Releasing the imagination : essays on education, the arts, and social change. 1st pbk. ed. San Francisco : Jossey-Bass Publishers, 2000, c1995.

370.157 C

Cropley, A. J. Creativity in education & learning : a guide for teachers and educators. London : Kogan Page ;, 2001.
Creativity: basic concepts — The role of thinking in creativity — Creativity: the role of personal properties — Creativity in adults and children — Measuring creativity: creative thinking — Measuring creativity: personal properties — Fostering creativity in educational settings — Creativity in higher education.

575 D

Dawkins, Richard, 1941-. The blind watchmaker : why the evidence of evolution reveals a universe without design. 1st American ed. New York : Norton, 1986.

701.1 P

Perkins, David N. The intelligent eye : learning to think by looking at art. Santa Monica, Calif. : Getty Center for Education in the Arts, c1994.

742 N

Norling, Ernest, b.1892. Perspective made easy. Mineola, N.Y. : Dover Publications, 1939.

811.3 L

Longfellow, Henry Wadsworth, 1807-1882. Henry Wadsworth Longfellow : poems and other writings. New York, N.Y. : Library of America :, c2000.
A selection of Longfellow’s verse and prose.

811.6 C

Covey, Bruce. Elapsing speedway organism. No Tell Books, LLC, 2006.

811.6 C

Covey, Bruce. Glass is really a liquid. No Tell Books, LLC, 2010.

811.6 C

Covey, Bruce. Ten pins ten frames : Poems. New Haven, CT : Front Room, 2007.

811.6 K

Kaminski, Megan. Collection. Zurich, Switzerland : Dusie, 2011.

DVD 400

The 400 blows. Widescreen format. [New York, NY?] : Criterion Collection, 2006, 1959.
Jean-Pierre Léaud, Claire Maurier, Albert Rémy, Guy Decomble, Georges Flamant, Patrick Auffay. The semi-autobiographical story of fourteen-year-old Antoine Doinel, portraying his aloof parents, oppressive teachers, petty crime, and a friendship that would last a lifetime. Also includes the short film, Antoine and Colette, which originally appeared as part of the film L’amour à vingt ans, picking up Antoine’s story a few years later, when he is living on his own and pursuing his first love affair, initiating a lifelong career of quixotic dreams and amorous restlessness.

DVD 39

The 39 steps. Special ed. [Los Angeles, CA] : Delta Entertainment, c1998.
Robert Donat, Madeleine Carroll, Lucie Mannheim, Godfrey Tearle, Peggy Ashcroft. A man falsely accused of murder must uncover a secret organization in order to prove his innocence.


The bicycle thief. [S.l.] : Corinth Video, c1998.
Lamberto Maggorani, Enzo Staiola, Lianella Carnel. An unemployed man gets work for which his bicycle is essential. Its theft and the man’s desperate attempt to recover it evoke a story of deep poignancy. Italian dialog with English subtitles.


The complete Jean Vigo. Special ed. [United States] : The Criterion Collection, 2011.
Michel Simon, Jean Daste, Dita Parlo, Louis Lefebvre, Louis Berger. Even among cinema’s greatest legends, Jean Vigo stands alone. The son of a notorious anarchist, Vigo had a brief but brilliant career making poetic, lightly surrealist films before his life was cut tragically short by tuberculosis at age twenty-nine. Like the daring early works of his contemporaries Jean Cocteau and Luis Buųel, Vigo’s films refused to play by the rules. This set includes all of Vigo’s titles.


Hour of the wolf. Special ed. Santa Monica, Calif. : MGM Home Entertainment, c2004, 1968.
Max von Sydow, Liv Ullmann. A brooding artist accompanied by his wife travels to a remote island where he hopes to escape his demons.


Hunger. United States : New Yorker Video, 2006.


The Ingmar Bergman collection supplemental materials. Special ed., Widescreen and full screen. Santa Monica, CA : MGM Home Entertainment, c2004.
Featurettes. Ingmar Bergman : intermezzo (2002, 40 min.) ; Ingmar Bergman interview from “Man alive” (1970, 22 min.) ; Fårö Island mystique (2004, 15 min.) ; With one eye he cries (a look at Sven Nykvist, cinematographer and longtime Bergman collaborator) (2004, 14 min.) — Print articles from the April 1972 issue of American cinematographer. Film-making in Sweden ; Film and creativity ; A passion for light ; Making feature films in Sweden ; Film House ; An interview with Ingmar Bergman — Photo galleries. The films of Ingmar Bergman ; Fårö Island ; Poster gallery. A behind-the scenes look at the life and work of Swedish filmmaker Ingmar Bergman. Includes four short films, print articles, and photo galleries.


The passion of Anna. Special ed. Santa Monica, CA : MGM Home Entertainment, 2004.
Supplements: original story readings by Elliot Gould. “Disintegration of passion”, featurette.  In this stark drama, Max Von Sydow plays Andreas, a loner who, despite himself, becomes involved with three of his island neighbors: a Machiavellian architect, his formless wife and the beautiful widow Anna (Liv Ullmann), a moralist who sustains herself with illusion. One of Bergman’s first films to be photographed in color.


Persona. Special ed. Santa Monica, CA : MGM Home Entertainment, c2004.
Bibi Andersson, Liv Ullmann, Margaretha Krook, Gunnar Björnstrand, Jörgen Lindström. A famous actress is stricken with psychosomatic dumbness and is placed under a nurse’s care in an isolated house, where the two gradually assume each other’s personalities.


The red violin. Universal City, CA : Universal Studios Home Video, c1999,c1998.
Samuell Jackson, Greta Scacchi, Jason Flemyng, Don McKellar, Irene Grazioli. Charles Morritz, a rare musical instrument appraiser, discovers a one-of-a-kind, blood-red violin at an auction house. He uncovers the spectacular journey of the priceless masterpiece and must wrestle with his own demons and choose between burying the tru.


The Red shoes. [Irvington? NY] : Criterion Collection, 1999.
Moira Shearer, Anton Walbrook, Marius Goring, Robert Helpmann, Albert Basserman, Esmond Knight, Ludmilla Tcherina, Leonide Massine. Centers on the dilemma of a young ballerina torn between the demands of career and love.


Rushmore. Burbank, CA : Touchstone Home Video, 1998.
A gifted, rebellious teenager finds himself in competition with a wealthy older man for a favorite teacher’s affections.


The serpent’s egg. Special ed. Santa Monica, Calif. : MGM Home Entertainment, 2004.
David Carradine, Liv Ullmann, Gert Froebe, Heinz Bennett, Glynn Turman, James Whitmore. An American trapeze act comes to pre-World War II Germany; two of the members are trapped inside Berlin after the other commits suicide. They find work with Dr. Vergerus at St. Ana’s clinic, and soon discover that all is not what it appears to be.


Shame. Special ed. Santa Monica, CA : MGM Home Entertainment, c2004.
Liv Ullmann, Max von Sydow, Sigge Fürst, Gunnar Björnstrand. “Shame probes the atrocities of war-both internal and external-as a young couple struggles to survive while the world around them crumbles into chaos”—Container.


Stalag 17. Special collector’s ed. Hollywood, CA : Paramount Pictures, 2006.
William Holden, Don Taylor, Otto Preminger. A group of American G.I.s in a POW camp suspect a spy is among them.

F Bac

Bacigalupi, Paolo. Ship breaker. 1st ed. New York : Little, Brown, 2010.
In a futuristic world, teenaged Nailer scavenges copper wiring from grounded oil tankers for a living, but when he finds a beached clipper ship with a girl in the wreckage, he has to decide if he should strip the ship for its wealth or rescue the girl.

F Bun

Bunyan, John, 1628-1688. The pilgrim’s progress : from this world to that which is to come. [Updated version]. Wheaton, Ill. : Crossway Books, 2009.

F Cle

Twain, Mark, 1835-1910. Historical romances : The prince and the pauper, A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur’s court, Personal recollections of Joan of Arc. New York : Library of America :, c1994.

Friday, November 18, 2011

New Books!

001.422 S

Salsburg, David, 1931-. The Lady Tasting Tea : How statistics revolutionized science in the Twentieth Century. 1st ed. New York, NY : W.H. Freeman and Company, 2001.

133.10 T

Windham, Kathryn Tucker. Jeffrey’s Favorite 13 Ghost Stories : from Alabama, Georgia, Tennessee and Mississippi. Montgomery, AL : NewSouth Books, 2004.

153.42 K

Kahneman, Daniel, 1934-. Thinking, fast and slow. 1st ed. New York : Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2011.

179.3 C

Coetzee, J. M., 1940-. The Lives of Animals. Princeton, NJ : Princeton University Press, 1999.

193 N

Nietzsche, Friedrich Wilhelm, 1844-1900. Basic writings of Nietzsche. Modern library ed. New York : Modern Library, 1992.

193 N

Nietzsche, Friedrich Wilhelm, 1844-1900, author. Thus Spoke Zarathstra. New York, NY : Barnes and Noble Classics, 2005.

305.80 B

Bell, Derrick A. Faces at the bottom of the well : the permanence of racism. New York, NY : BasicBooks, c1992.
Introduction: divining our racial themes — Racial symbols: a limited legacy — The Afrolantica awakening — The Racial Preference Licensing Act — The last black hero — Divining a racial realism theory — The rules of racial standing — A law professor’s protest — Racism’s secret bonding — The space traders — Epilogue: beyond despair.

305.80 W

West, Cornel. Race matters. Boston : Beacon Press, c2001.
Presents essays on African-American issues at the end of the twentieth century including Black conservatism, despair, Black-Jewish relations, myths about Black sexuality, leadership in the Black community, and Malcolm X’s legacy.

333.95 C

Sustaining life : how human health depends on biodiversity. Oxford ; : Oxford University Press, 2008.
The Earth’s biodiversity-the rich variety of life on our planet-is disappearing at an alarming rate. And while many books have focused on the expected ecological consequences, or on the aesthetic, ethical, sociological, or economic dimensions of this loss, Sustaining Life is the first book to examine the full range of potential threats that diminishing biodiversity poses to human health. Edited and written by Harvard Medical School physicians Eric Chivian and Aaron Bernstein, along with more than 100 leading scientists who contributed to writing and reviewing the book, Sustaining Life presents a comprehensive-and sobering-view of how human medicines, biomedical research, the emergence and spread of infectious diseases, and the production of food, both on land and in the oceans, depend on biodiversity. The book’s ten chapters cover everything from what biodiversity is and how human activity threatens it to how we as individuals can help conserve the world’s richly varied biota. Seven groups of organisms, some of the most endangered on Earth, provide detailed case studies to illustrate the contributions they have already made to human medicine, and those they are expected to make if we do not drive them to extinction. Drawing on the latest research, but written in language a general reader can easily follow, Sustaining Life argues that we can no longer see ourselves as separate from the natural world, nor assume that we will not be harmed by its alteration. Our health, as the authors so vividly show, depends on the health of other species and on the vitality of natural ecosystems. Sustaining Life contributes essential perspective to the debate over how humans affect biodiversity and a compelling demonstration of the human health costs.

333.95 P

Pittman, Craig. Manatee insanity : inside the war over Florida’s most famous endangered species. Gainesville : University Press of Florida, c2010.
For the past two decades, the manatee has been a flash point of frequent environmental debates. Included on the very first endangered species list issued in 1967, the docile creatures have stirred curiosity and passions for more than a hundred years. They are Florida’s most famous endangered species, as well as its most controversial. Despite all the attention, the slow-moving mammal’s vulnerability to speeding powerboats has not diminished, more than five thousand Florida manatees have been killed by boats since 1974. This is a history of the attempts to provide legal protection for the manatee.


Mitford, Jessica, 1917-1996. The American way of death revisited. Rev. ed. New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 1998.

363.325 K

Kumar, Amitava, 1963-. A Foreigner Carrying in the Crook of His Arm a Tiny Bomb. Durham, NC : Duke University Press, 2010.

500.82 E

Etzkowitz, Henry, 1940-. Athena Unbound : The Advancement of Women in Science and Technology. Cambridge, UK : Cambridge Univerity Press, 2000.

510 A

Acheson, David. 1089 and all that : a journey into mathematics. Oxford ; : Oxford University Press, 2002.

510 D

Devlin, Keith. Mathematics : The New Golden Age. New York, NY : Columbia University Press, 1999.

510 K

Körner, T[homas]. W[illiam]., 1946-. The Pleasures of Counting. Cambridge, UK : Cambridge Univerity Press, 1996.

510.8 N

Newman, James R. The world of mathematics : a small library of the literature of mathematics from A’h-mose the scribe to Albert Einstein. New York : Simon & Schuster, 1956.

510.9 B

Boyer, Carl B. A History of Mathematics. 1st ed. John Wiley & Sons, Inc, 1968.

516 B

Birkhoff, George David, 1884-1944. Basic Geometry. 3rd ed. American Mathematical Society, 2000.

519.5 H

Huff, Darrell. How to Lie with Statistics. New York, NY : W.W. Norton, 1993.

590 W

Withers, Martin B. Wildlife of East Africa. Princeton, NJ : Princeton University Press, [2002], c2000.

591.56 K

Kostyal, K. M., 1951-. Great migrations. Washington, D.C. : National Geographic, c2010.

591.56 W

Wilcove, David Samuel. No way home : the decline of the world’s great animal migrations. Washington : Island Press/Shearwater Books, c2008.

591.96 A

Alden, Peter. National Audubon Society field guide to African wildlife. “A Chanticleer Press ed.”. New York : A.A. Knopf, c1998.

597.92 S

Spotila, James R., 1944-. Sea turtles : a complete guide to their biology, behavior, and conservation. Baltimore : Johns Hopkins University Press, 2004.

599 F

Francis, Charles M. A guide to the mammals of Southeast Asia. Princeton, N.J. : Princeton University Press, 2008.

599.09 S

A guide to the mammals of China. Princeton, N.J. : Princeton University Press, c2008.

613.2 P

Pollan, Michael. Food rules : an eater’s manual. New illustrated ed. New York : Penguin Books, 2011.
From the bestselling author of “The Omnivore’s Dilemma” and “In Defense of Food” comes this collection of simple, sensible, and easy to use rules—the perfect guide for anyone who would like to become more mindful of the food he or she eats.

641.5 P

Pennington, Amy, 1974-. Urban pantry : tips & recipes for a thrifty, sustainable & seasonal kitchen. Seattle, Wash. : Skipstone, c2010.
List of recipes — Stocking the pantry — Kitchen economy — Whole grains — Beans & peas — Cooking with eggs — Nuts — Milks & yogurt — Small-batch preserving — The pantry garden — Acknowledgments.

652.8 K

Kahn, David., 1930-. The Code-Breakers : The comprehensive history of secret communication from ancient times to the internet. New York, NY : Scribner, 1996.

741.59 M

John Marsden, 1950-. The Rabbits. 1. Vancouver, BC : Simply Read Books, 2003.

741.59 T

Tan, Shaun. The Arrival. 1. New York, NY : Scholastic, 2006.

741.597 D

Dembicki, Matt. Trickster : Native American tales a graphic collection. 1. Golden, CO : Fulcrum Books, 2010.

811.6 B

Anne Boyer. My Common Heart. 1. Texas : Spooky Girlfriend Press, 2011.

811.6 B

Boyer, Anne, 1973-. The romance of happy workers : poetry. Minneapolis : Coffee House Press, c2008.

813.54 D

Danticat, Edwidge. Brother, I’m Dying. New York, NY : Knopf, 2007.

891.71 A

Akhmatova, Anna Andreevna, 1889-1966. Poems. New expanded ed. New York : A. A. Knopf, c2006.

891.85 M

Czeslaw Milosz, 1911-2004. The History of Polish Literature. 1. London : The Macmillan Company, 1969.

976.1 M

McWhorter, Diane. Carry me home : Birmingham, Alabama : the climactic battle of the civil rights revolution. New York : Simon & Schuster, c2001.
Offers a detailed account of the civil rights battle in Birmingham, Alabama in 1963, and discusses why those events signaled a turning point in the movement.

92 Catherine II

Massie, Robert K., 1929-. Catherine the Great : portrait of a woman. 1st ed. New York : Random House, c2011.

92 Jobs

Isaacson, Walter. Steve Jobs. 1st Simon & Schuster hardcover ed. New York : Simon & Schuster, 2011.
Based on more than forty interviews with Jobs conducted over two years, as well as interviews with more than a hundred family members, friends, adversaries, competitors, and colleagues, the author has written a riveting story of the roller-coaster life and searingly intense personality of a creative entrepreneur whose passion for perfection and ferocious drive revolutionized six industries: personal computers, animated movies, music, phones, tablet computing, and digital publishing. At a time when America is seeking ways to sustain its innovative edge, and when societies around the world are trying to build digital-age economies, Jobs stands as the ultimate icon of inventiveness and applied imagination. He knew that the best way to create value in the twenty-first century was to connect creativity with technology. He built a company where leaps of the imagination were combined with remarkable feats of engineering. Although Jobs cooperated with this book, he asked for no control over what was written nor even the right to read it before it was published. He put nothing off-limits. He encouraged the people he knew to speak honestly. And Jobs speaks candidly, sometimes brutally so, about the people he worked with and competed against. His friends, foes, and colleagues provide an unvarnished view of the passions, perfectionism, obsessions, artistry, devilry, and compulsion for control that shaped his approach to business and the innovative products that resulted. Driven by demons, Jobs could drive those around him to fury and despair. But his personality and products were interrelated, just as Apple’s hardware and software tended to be, as if part of an integrated system. His tale is instructive and cautionary, filled with lessons about innovation, character, leadership, and values.


Van Peebles, Melvin. Classified X. New York, NY : Fox Lorber Winstar, 1998.


Harry Potter and the deathly hallows. : Part 2. Widescreen. Burbank, CA : Warner Home Video, 2011.
Daniel Radcliffe, Rupert Grint, Emma Watson, Helena Bonham Carter, Robbie Coltrane, Warwick Davis, Ralph Fiennes, Michael Gambon, Brendan Gleeson, Richard Griffiths, John Hurt, Jason Isaacs, Alan Rickman, Fiona Shaw, Timothy Spall, Imelda Staunton, David Thewlis, Julie Walters. Harry, Hermione, and Ron prepare for the worst as the final battle approaches.


South of the border. [United States] : Cinema Libre Studio, [2010].
Director Oliver Stone visits seven presidents in five countries in South America to gain some understanding about the political and social ideas and the revolutions, and to clear up how people view them. Includes interviews with Venezuelan president Hugo Chavez, Argentinean president Cristina Kirchner, Cuban president Raul Castro.


The Visitor. Widescreen. Burbank, CA : Overture Films, 2008.

F Bar

Barrie, James Matthew, 1860-1937. The Annotated Peter Pan : Centennial Edition. New York : W.W. Norton, 2011.

F Col

Collins, Suzanne. Catching fire. 1st ed. New York : Scholastic Press, 2009.
By winning the annual Hunger Games, District 12 tributes Katniss Everdeen and Peeta Mellark have secured a life of safety and plenty for themselves and their families, but because they won by defying the rules, they unwittingly become the faces of an impending rebellion.

F Col

Collins, Suzanne. The Hunger Games. 1st ed. New York : Scholastic Press, 2008.
Sixteen-year-old Katniss Everdeen accidentally becomes a contender in the annual Hunger Games, a grave competition hosted by the Capitol where young boys and girls are pitted against one another in a televised fight to the death.

F Col

Collins, Suzanne. Mockingjay. 1st ed. New York : Scholastic Press, 2010.
Katniss Everdeen, having survived the Hunger Games twice, learns she and her family and friends are in danger because the Capitol holds her responsible for the unrest and races against time to protect those she cares about and the people of District 12.

F Con

Condie, Allyson Braithwaite. Crossed. 1st ed. New York : Dutton Books, 2011.
Seventeen-year-old Cassia sacrifices everything and heads to the Outer Provinces in search of Ky, where she is confronted with shocking revelations about Society and the promise of rebellion.

F Eco

Eco, Umberto. The Prague Cemetary : A novel. 1. New York, NY : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2010.

F Eug

Eugenides, Jeffrey. The marriage plot. 1st ed. New York : Farrar, Straus and Giroux, c2011.
Madeleine Hanna breaks out of her straight-and-narrow mold when she falls in love with charismatic loner Leonard Bankhead, while at the same time an old friend of hers resurfaces, obsessed with the idea that Madeleine is his destiny.

F Kin

King, Stephen, 1947-. 11/22/63 : a novel. 1st Scribner hardcover ed. New York : Scribner, 2011.
On November 22, 1963, three shots rang out in Dallas, President Kennedy died, and the world changed. What if you could change it back? The author’s new novel is about a man who travels back in time to prevent the JFK assassination. In this novel that is a tribute to a simpler era, he sweeps readers back in time to another moment, a real life moment, when everything went wrong: the JFK assassination. And he introduces readers to a character who has the power to change the course of history. Jake Epping is a thirty-five-year-old high school English teacher in Lisbon Falls, Maine, who makes extra money teaching adults in the GED program. He receives an essay from one of the students, a gruesome, harrowing first person story about the night fifty years ago when Harry Dunning’s father came home and killed his mother, his sister, and his brother with a hammer. Harry escaped with a smashed leg, as evidenced by his crooked walk. Not much later, Jake’s friend Al, who runs the local diner, divulges a secret: his storeroom is a portal to 1958. He enlists Jake on an insane, and insanely possible, mission to try to prevent the Kennedy assassination. So begins Jake’s new life as George Amberson and his new world of Elvis and JFK, of big American cars and sock hops, of a troubled loner named Lee Harvey Oswald and a beautiful high school librarian named Sadie Dunhill, who becomes the love of Jake’s life, a life that transgresses all the normal rules of time.

F Kin

Kingston, Maxine Hong, 1940-. China Men. 1st ed. New York, NY : Knopf, 1980.

F Seb

Sebald, Winfried Georg, 1944-2001. The emigrants. New York : New Directions, 1996.

R 599.03 M

The Princeton encyclopedia of mammals. Pbk. ed. Princeton, N.J. : Princeton University Press, 2009, c2006.
An illustrated reference guide to the world’s mammals, covering every known living species and including information on anatomy, behavior, conservation, and distribution.

Friday, October 21, 2011

New Books!

297 R

Ruthven, Malise. Islam : a very short introduction. Oxford ; : Oxford University Press, 1997.
Explains the basic beliefs and issues the Islam religion is based on and studies the major conflicts the religion is facing.

304.8 W

Wilkerson, Isabel. The warmth of other suns : the epic story of America’s great migration. 1st ed. New York : Random House, c2010.
Chronicles the decades-long migration of African-Americans who fled the South for northern and western cities between 1915 and 1970, discussing how they altered the cities of America and the African-American community.

305.3 B

Butler, Judith, 1956-. Gender trouble : feminism and the subversion of identity. New York : Routledge, 2006.

305.892 L

Levy, Michael. Kosher Chinese : living, teaching, and eating with China’s other billion. 1st ed. New York : Henry Holt, 2011.
Mike Levy relates his experiences after he is sent by the Peace Corps in 2005 to teach English in China’s Guizhou province, discussing his observations on Chinese culture, and sharing his efforts to overcome cultural differences and befriend his students.

305.896 B

Blackmon, Douglas A. Slavery by another name : the re-enslavement of Black Americans from the Civil War to World War II. 1st Anchor Books ed. New York : Anchor Books, 2009.
A sobering account of a little-known crime against African Americans, and the insidious legacy of racism that reverberates today. From the aftermath of the Civil War through the dawn of World War II, under laws enacted specifically to intimidate blacks, tens of thousands of African Americans were arbitrarily arrested, hit with outrageous fines, and charged for the costs of their own arrests. With no means to pay these “debts,” prisoners were sold as forced laborers to coal mines, lumber camps, brickyards, railroads, quarries, and farm plantations. Thousands of other African Americans were simply seized and compelled into years of involuntary servitude. Armies of “free” black men labored without compensation, were repeatedly bought and sold, and were forced through beatings and physical torture to do the bidding of white masters for decades after the official abolition of American slavery.—From publisher description.

306.9 K

Kellehear, Allan, 1955-. A social history of dying. Cambridge ; : Cambridge University Press, 2007.

320.54 G

Garvey, Marcus, 1887-1940. Selected writings and speeches of Marcus Garvey. Mineola, N.Y. : Dover, 2004.
A collection of the twentieth-century orator’s writings and speeches, which focused on a message of African-American pride, unemployment, leadership, and emancipation.

324.973 T

Tucker, Garland S. The high tide of American conservatism : Davis, Coolidge, and the 1924 election. 1st ed. Austin, Texas : Emerald Book Co., c2010.
"Historians have generally failed to understand the significance of the election of 1924, the last time both major political parties nominated a bona fide conservative candidate. ‘The High Tide of American Conservatism’ casts new light on both the election and the two candidates, John W. Davis and Calvin Coolidge. Both nominees articulately expounded a similar philosophy of limited government and maximum individual freedom; and both men were exemplary public servants…"—Dust jacket flap.

332 G

Graeber, David. Debt : the first 5,000 years. Brooklyn, N.Y. : Melville House, c2011.
On the experience of moral confusion — The myth of barter — Primordial debts — Cruelty and redemption — A brief treatise on the moral grounds of economic relations — Games with sex and death — Honor and degradation, or, on the foundations of contemporary civilization — Credit versus bullion, and the cycles of history — The axial age (800 BC — 600 AD) — The middle ages (600 AD — 1450 AD) — Age of the great capitalist empires (1450-1971) — (1971- ).

333.79 Y

Yergin, Daniel. The quest : energy, security and the remaking of the modern world. New York : Penguin Press, 2011.

362.196 B

Beasley, Sandra. Don’t kill the birthday girl : tales from an allergic life. 1st ed. New York : Crown Publishers, c2011.
Author Sandra Beasley shares her struggle with severe food and environmental allergies and discusses scientific, cultural, and sociological aspects of allergies.

362.76 G

Grennan, Conor. Little princes : one man’s promise to bring home the lost children of Nepal. 1st ed. New York : William Morrow, c2010.
Grennan Conor, a young man who left his job to travel the world, describes his experiences at the orphanage in Nepal that inspired him to vow to set up another orphanage and find the abandoned children’s parents, who were tricked by a man they paid to take the children to somewhere they could have a better life, safe from being kidnapped and forced to work in the rebel army.

362.85 L

Liao, Yiwu, 1958-. The corpse walker : real-life stories, China from the bottom up. 1st ed. New York : Pantheon Books, c2008.
Contains interviews conducted by Liao Yiwu between 1993 and 2006 in which men and women at the bottom of Chinese society discuss the grim realities of their lives in the age of reported economic growth and globalization.

364.152 C

Collins, Paul, 1969-. The murder of the century : the gilded age crime that scandalized a city and sparked the tabloid wars. 1st ed. New York : Crown, c2011.
Provides a detailed account of a sensationalized murder that took place in late-nineteenth-century New York, describing the efforts of police, reporters, and an eccentric professor to solve the case, and discussing the criminal trial in which the defense claimed that the victim was not actually dead.

371.10 M

Mac Kenzie, Robert J. Setting limits in the classroom : a complete guide to effective classroom management with a school-wide discipline plan. 3rd ed. New York : Three Rivers Press, c2010.
Provides information on how to control classroom behavior, including how to set limits, end power struggles, encourage cooperation, teach problem-solving skills, and establish a peaceful environment where learning can happen, with a particular emphasis on handling younger children who exhibit stubborn behaviors.

393 H

Huntington, Richard. Celebrations of death : the anthropology of mortuary ritual. Cambridge [Eng.] ; : Cambridge University Press, 1979.

393 Q

Quigley, Christine, 1963-. The corpse : a history. Jefferson, N.C. : McFarland, 2005, c1996.

398.24 M

McSweeney’s 28. San Francisco : McSweeney’s, c2008.
Two free men / Sheila Heti — Virigil Walker / Arthur Bradford — LaKeisha and the dirty girl / Tayari Jones — Poor little egg-boy hatched in a shul / Nathan Englander — The book and the girl / Brian Evenson — The box / Sarah Manguso — The guy who kept meeting himself / Ryan Boudinot — The Thousands / Daniel Alarcón. Contains eight original modern-day fables by various authors and illustrators.

523 C

Chartrand, Mark R. The Audubon Society field guide to the night sky. New York : A.A. Knopf :, c1991.
Field guide to the night sky with information on individual stars, constellations, galaxies, planets, and the moon.

551.69 L

Ludlum, David McWilliams, 1910-. The Audubon Society field guide to North American weather. New York : A.A. Knopf :, 1991.
A field guide to observing and forecasting North American weather.

579.6 L

Lincoff, Gary. The Audubon Society field guide to North American mushrooms. A Chanticleer Press ed. New York : Knopf :, c1981.
Over 750 color photographs show mushrooms as they appear in their natural habitats and are arranged by species, shape and color.

582.13 T

Thieret, John W. National Audubon Society field guide to North American wildflowers. 2nd ed., rev. ed., Chanticleer Press ed. New York : Knopf :, 2001.
Text and more than nine hundred color photos provide detailed identification information on more than six hundred North American wildflower species of the eastern region, with notes on hundreds of others; photos are arranged by color and shape.

582.16 L

Little, Elbert Luther, 1907-. National Audubon Society field guide to North American trees : eastern region. Chanticleer Press ed. New York : Knopf, c1996.
An identification guide to trees of eastern North America, with 933 color photographs, four identification keys, and detailed descriptive information.

595.7 M

Milne, Lorus Johnson, 1912-. National Audubon Society field guide to North American insects and spiders. New York : Knopf, 1980 [1995 printing].
Text and color photographs describe 550 common insects and 60 spiders and their kin and offer information on scientific and common names, physical description, habitat, food and behavior.

597.9 B

Behler, John L. The Audubon Society field guide to North American reptiles and amphibians. A Chanticleer Press ed. New York : Knopf :, c1979.
Provides identification information and color photographs of 657 reptiles and amphibians of North America.

598.097 B

Bull, John L. The National Audubon Society field guide to North American birds. Rev. ed., 2nd ed., fully rev. New York : Knopf ;, 1994.
Provides identification information and color photographs of 508 birds of eastern North America.

599.097 W

Whitaker, John O. National Audubon Society field guide to North American mammals. Rev. ed. New York : Knopf, 1996.
Describes mammals of North America in taxonomic order, includes scientific names, describes characteristics, breeding habits, habitat and geographic range.

616.99 M

Mukherjee, Siddhartha. The emperor of all maladies : a biography of cancer. 1st Scribner hardcover ed. New York : Scribner, c2010.

617.48 C

Carroll, Linda, 1956-. The concussion crisis : anatomy of a silent epidemic. 1st Simon & Schuster hardcover ed. New York : Simon & Schuster, 2011.
Reveals the hidden dangers of concussions and explains why they are reaching epidemic proportions as concussions in athletes from peewee to pro levels are being ignored.

649.1 F

Faber, Adele. How to talk so kids will listen and listen so kids will talk. Rev. ed. London : Piccadilly Press, c2001.

649.1 G

Ginott, Haim G. Between parent and child : the bestselling classic that revolutionized parent-child communication. Rev. and updated /. New York : Three Rivers Press, c2003.
The code of communication : parent-child conversations — The power of words : better ways to encourage and guide — Self-defeating patterns : there’s no right way to do a wrong thing — Responsibility : transmitting values rather than demanding compliance — Discipline : finding effective alternatives to punishment —A day in a child’s life — Jealousy : the tragic tradition — Some sources of anxiety in children : providing emotional safety — Sex and human values : sensitive handling of an important subject — Summing up : lessons to guide your parenting — Epilogue.

741.53 M

McSweeney’s quarterly concern. : an assorted sampler of North American comic drawings, strips, and illustrated stories, etc. San Francisco : McSweeney’s, 2004.
An anthology of art comics from various sources and individuals.

741.59 S

Stassen, Jean-Philippe. Deogratias : a tale of Rwanda. 1st American ed. New York : First Second, 2006.
A graphic novel that describes the Tutsi genocide in Rwanda in 1994 through the eyes of a boy named Deogratias, a Hutu, who is in love with Benigne, a Tutsi.

746.42 F

Follet, Véronique. How to make friendship bracelets. Tunbridge Wells, UK : Search Press, 2010, c1995.
Provides diagrams and step-by-step instructions for creating more than twenty thread bracelets, covering chevrons, stripes, diamonds, and other patterns.

746.42 M

Suzanne McNeill. Friendship Bracelets 102 : Over 50 bracelets to make and share. Forth Worth, TX : Design Originals, 2010.

781.01 G

Garland, Trudi Hammel. Math and music : harmonious connections. Palo Alto, CA : Dale Seymour Publications, c1995 [i.e. 1994].

781.2 A

Ashton, Anthony. Harmonograph : a visual guide to the mathematics of music. New York : Walker, 2003.

781.2 M

Martineau, Jason. The elements of music : melody, rhythm, & harmony. 1st U.S. ed. New York, N.Y. : Walker & Co., c2008.

792.09 S

Shaw, Leroy R. (Leroy Robert), 1923- ed. The German theater today; : a symposium. Austin, : Published for the Dept. of Germanic Languages of the University of Texas by University of Texas Press, [c1963].

803 V

Wilpert, Gero von. Sachwörterbuch der Literatur. 4., verb. und erw. Aufl. Stuttgart : A. Kröner, [1964].

808 D

Doty, Mark. The art of description : world into word. Minneapolis, Minn. : Graywolf Press, c2010.
World into word — A tremendous fish — Remembered stars — Instruction and resistance — Four sunflowers — Description’s alphabet. “‘The art of description: world into word’ is part of The Art of series, a line of books by important authors on the craft of writing, edited by Charles Baxter. Each book examines a singular, but often assumed or neglect, issue facing the contemporary writer of fiction, nonfiction, or poetry. ‘The Art of’ series is meant to restore the art of criticism while illuminating the art of writing” —Cover, p. 4.

808.02 M

Murphy, Christina. St. Martin’s sourcebook for writing tutors. 4th ed. New York, NY : Bedford/St. Martins, 2011.

808.042 G

Graff, Gerald. They say / I say : the moves that matter in academic writing. 2nd ed. New York : W.W. Norton, c2010.
Identifies the methods and techniques used by academic writers to introduce, explain, and use other authors’ work in their own writings.

808.042 H

Harris, Joseph (Joseph D.). Rewriting : how to do things with texts. Logan, Utah : Utah State University Press, c2006.
Coming to terms — Forwarding — Countering — Taking an approach — Revising.

808.042 L

Lunsford, Andrea A., 1942-. Everything’s an argument : with readings. 5th ed. Boston : Bedford/St. Martins, c2010.

808.042 M

McAndrew, Donald A. Tutoring writing : a practical guide for conferences. Portsmouth, NH : Boynton/Cook, c2001.
Presents a practical, comprehensive guide to theory and research in tutoring, with tips for helping writers at various stages of composition and in various settings, suggestions for helping diverse populations or those with special needs, ideas for electronic tutorials, and a syllabus for teaching a training course.

808.1 A

Addonizio, Kim, 1954-. The poet’s companion : a guide to the pleasures of writing poetry. New York : W.W. Norton, c1997.
Examines the craft and process of writing poetry through essays that discuss the elements of poetry, technique, topics, and obstacles; and includes writing exercises.

808.81 F

City lights pocket poets anthology. San Francisco : City Lights Books, c1995.
Poems of humor & protest — Howl and other poems — True minds — Here and now — Paroles — New young German poets — Anti-poems — Kaddish and other poems — Selected poems of Malcolm Lowry — Lunch poems — Poems to Fernando — Scattered poems — Animations — Nine Dutch poems — Riverbed of memory. An anthology of poetry from lesser known poets from around the world.

808.81 H

Animal poems. New York : Knopf, 1994.
A selection of 136 poems about animals, from cats and dogs to insects, fish and fowl, and wild beasts.

808.81 P

An invitation to poetry : a new Favorite Poem Project anthology. 1st ed. New York : W.W. Norton, c2004.
Contains a collection of two hundred poems and accompanying DVD that features twenty-seven Favorite Poem Project documentaries as seen on PBS read by a cross-section of the American populace, each speaking about his or her connection to the poem.

808.81 V

Faith & doubt : an anthology of poems. 1st ed. New York : H. Holt, 2007.
A collection of poems from around the world in which the authors speak to issues of faith and doubt.

808.81 W

Love poems. New York : A.A. Knopf, 1993.

808.83 L

21 great stories. New York : Mentor, c1969.
War, by L. Pirandello — Eve in darkness, by K. Hurlbut — There will come soft rains, by R. Bradbury — Tobermory, by Saki — The two bottles of relish, by Lord Dunsany — Footfalls, by W. D. Steele — Hook, by W. V. T. Clark — Wine on the desert, by M. Brand — The lady or the tiger, by F. Stockton — An occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge, by A. Bierce — The cask of amontillado, by E. A. Poe — The tell-tale heart, by E. A. Poe — So much unfairness of things, by C. D. B. Bryan — The necklace, by G. de Maupassant — The adventure of the speckled band, by A. C. Doyle — To build a fire, by J. London — Leiningen versus the ants, by C. Stephenson — Eveline, by J. Joyce — The secret life of Walter Mitty, by J. Thurber — What stumped the bluejays, by M. Twain — The pearl, by J. Steinbeck. A collection of short stories considered to be classic, by authors of several different nationalities and eras.

810 M

American Earth : environmental writing since Thoreau. New York : Library of America, c2008.
An anthology of American environmental writing produced since the nineteenth century, featuring works that have contributed to the advancement of the environmental movement, including the essays of Henry David Thoreau, selections from Walt Whitman’s “Leaves of Grass,” and Woody Guthrie’s “This Land is Your Land.”.

811.008 L

The Oxford book of American poetry. Oxford ; : Oxford University Press, 2006.
A comprehensive anthology of American poetry featuring the works of over 200 poets from the seventeenth century through the modern era including Phillis Wheatley, Edgar Allan Poe, Herman Melville, and Robert Frost.

811.54 A

Saroyan, Aram. Complete minimal poems. New York : Ugly Duckling Presse [sic], c2007.
A collection of minimalist poetry by the twentieth-century American poet Aram Saroyan, and features poems from “Aram Saroyan,” “Pages,” and other works.

811.6 A

Ali, Kazim, 1971-. Fasting for Ramadan. North Adams, Mass. : Tupelo Press, 2011.
Prefatory note — 1. Ramadan essays — 2. A fasting journal — 3. Coda: breaking the fast — Glossary — Acknowledgments.

811.6 B

Beasley, Sandra. I was the jukebox : poems. 1st ed. New York : Norton, c2010.
A collection of poems by Sandra Beasley that explores various topics, including music, compromise, conflict, and the natural world.

811.6 C

Compton, Shanna. Down spooky : poems. 1st ed. Austin, TX : Winnow Press, 2005.

811.6 C

Shanna Compton. For Girls (& Others). 1. New Jersey : Bloof Books, 2007.

811.6 D

Peter Davis. Poetry! Poetry! Poetry! 1. New Jersey : Bloof Books, 2010.

811.6 H

Henriksen, Matthew. Ordinary sun. 1st ed. Boston : Black Ocean, 2011.

811.6 H

Hubbard, Will. Cursivism. 1st ed. Brooklyn, NY : Ugly Duckling Presse, 2011.

811.6 K

Jennifer L. Knox. The Mystery of the Hidden Driveway. 1. New Jersey : Bloof Books, 2010.

811.6 K

Knox, Jennifer L., 1968-. A gringo like me. 2nd ed. [S.l.] : Bloof Books, c2007.

811.6 M

Moschovakis, Anna. You and three others are approaching a lake. 1st ed. Minneapolis : Coffee House Press, c2010.
Prologue — The tragedy of waste — Death as a way of life — The human machine — In search of wealth — Epilogue.

811.6 P

Danielle Pafunda. My Zorba. 1. New Jersey : Bloof Books, 2008.

811.6 S

Laura Solomon. The Hermit. First. Brooklyn : NY, 2011.

811.6 S

Simonds, Sandra. Warsaw bikini. Central N.J. : Bloof Books, c2008.

811.6 T

Thorson, Maureen. Applies to oranges. 1st ed. Brooklyn, N.Y. : Ugly Duckling Presse ;, 2011.

812 D

Dorfman, Ariel. Death and the maiden. New York : Penguin Books, 1994.
A play in which a lawyer, Gerardo, is asked to investigate the crimes at a beach house where his wife was one of the victims.

813.0108 M

McSweeney’s 19. San Francisco : McSweeney’s Quarterly Concern, c2006.

813.0108 M

Timothy McSweeney’s : only thinking of one word and that is rejoice. San Francisco : McSweeney’s Quarterly Concern, c2009.
Collects eleven literary works originally published in “McSweeney’s Quarterly Concern” by various authors, including Kevin Moffett, Michael Cera, Catherine Bussinger, and others.

813.0108 M

McSweeney’s 32 : 2024 AD. San Francisco, Calif. : McSweeney’s, c2009.
Memory wall / Anthony Doerr — Raw water / Wells Tower — Eighth wonder / Chris Bachelder — The black square / Chris Adrian — Oblast / J. Erin Sweeney — There is no time in Waterloo / Sheila Heti — Material proof of the failure of everything / Heidi Julavits — The Netherlands lives with water / Jim Shepard — The enduring nature of the bromidic / Salvador Plascencia — Sky city / Sesshu Foster. A collection of short stories set in the near future that depict a society struggling to adjust to new ways of life and new expectations.

814.5408 W

Touchstone anthology of contemporary creative nonfiction : work from 1970 to the present. 1st Touchstone trade paperback ed. New York : Simon & Schuster, 2007.
Collects nonfiction writing from 1970 to the early twenty-first century, and features selections from Barbara Kingsolver, David Sedaris, Amy Tan, Jamaica Kincaid, David Foster Wallace, and many others.

821.008 K

The seagull reader. 1st ed. New York : Norton, c2001.
Presents a collection of 154 poems including classics from T.S. Eliot, John Keats, and Robert Frost as well as contemporary works by Seamus Heaney, Sharon Olds, and Billy Collins.

821.08 S

The Oxford book of war poetry. NY : Oxford Uni. Pr., 1984.

822 F

Fugard, Athol. "Master Harold"— and the boys. 1st ed. New York : A.A. Knopf :, 1982.
"Master Harold," or Hally, tries to prevent the release of his alcoholic father from the hospital. His contradictory emotions catalyze a confrontation with his black friends.

823.914 D

Drewe, Robert, 1943-. The shark net : memories and murder. New York : Viking, c2000.
Robert Drewe discusses how his childhood changed when a man he knew brutally murdered eight young boys.

844.914 C

Camus, Albert, 1913-1960. The myth of Sisyphus, and other essays. 1st Vintage International ed. New York : Vintage International, 1991.
Presents essays illustrating existentialist thought.

891.99 L

Lleshanaku, Luljeta. Child of nature. New York : New Directions Pub., 2010.

944.029 D

Diefendorf, Barbara B., 1946-. The St. Bartholomew’s Day Massacre : a brief history with documents. Boston, Mass. : Bedford/St. Martins, c2009.

973 H

America’s History. 6th ed. Boston, MA : Bedford/st Martins, 2007.
[textbook.] America’s history — v. 1. Documents to accompany America’s history, to 1877 / Melvin Yazawa — v. 2. Documents to accompany America’s history since 1865 / Kevin J. Fernlund.

973.5 O

Oates, Stephen B. The approaching fury : voices of the storm, 1820-1861. 1st ed. New York : HarperCollins, c1997.

92 Charles

Hibbert, Christopher, 1924-2008. Charles I. 1st Palgrave Macmillan pbk. ed. New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2007.

92 Douglass

Douglass, Frederick, 1818-1895. Narrative of the life of Frederick Douglass, an American slave. New York : Barnes & Noble Classics, 2005, c2003.
An autobiographical account by the runaway slave Frederick Douglass that chronicles his experiences with his owners and overseers and discusses how slavery affected both slaves and slaveholders.

92 Eisenhower

Perret, Geoffrey. Eisenhoser. New York : Random House, 1999.

92 Garfield

Millard, Candice. Destiny of the republic : a tale of madness, medicine, and the murder of a president. 1st ed. New York : Doubleday, c2011.
Prologue: Chosen — Promise — The scientific spirit — Providence — “A beam in darkness” — God’s minute man — Bleak mountain — War — Hand and soul — Real Brutuses and Bolingbrokes — Brains, flesh, and blood — Casus belli — The dark dreams of presidents — “A desperate deed” — Fear — “Thank God it is all over” — “It’s true” — All evil consequences — Blood-guilty — Tortured for the republic — Neither death nor life — One nation — “Keep heart — On a mountaintop, alone — Terror, hope, and despair — After all — All the angels of the universe — Forever and forever more. Discusses how the attempted assassination of James A. Garfield just four months after he was elected president impacted the nation and affected the remainder of his presidency.

92 Truth

Truth, Sojourner, d. 1883. Narrative of Sojourner Truth : with “Book of life” and “A memorial chapter” New York : Barnes & Noble, 2005.

F Bol

Bolaño, Roberto, 1953-. Last evenings on Earth. New York : New Directions Books, 2006.
Sensini — Henry Simon Leprince — Enrique Martín — A literary adventure — Phone calls — The grub — Anne Moore’s life — Mauricio (“the Eye”) Silva — Gómez Palacio — Last evenings on Earth — Days of 1978 — Vagabond in France and Belgium — Dentist — Dance card. A collection of fourteen stories by Chilean author Roberto Bolano and set in the Chilean exile diaspora of Latin America and Europe.

F Bol

Bolaño, Roberto, 1953-2003. Amulet. New York : New Directions, 2006, c1999.
Auxilio Lacouture, dubbed the “Mother of Mexican Poetry,” avoids a 1968 army invasion of her university and hides in a ladies’ restroom for twelve days, where she suffers from starvation and contemplates her life.

F Bol

Bolaño, Roberto, 1953-2003. Distant star. New York : New Directions, c2004.
Alberto Ruiz-Tagle exploits the 1973 coup in order to launch a multimedia enterprise that consists of sky-writing, torture, photography, murder, and verse.

F Bro

Brooks, Geraldine. Caleb’s crossing. New York : Viking, c2011.

F Cam

Camus, Albert, 1913-1960. The stranger. New York : Knopf :, 1993.
Caught in the grip of forces he does not understand, a quiet, ordinary clerk in Algiers commits a murder.

F Che

Chehade, Thérèse Soukar. Loom : a novel. 1st ed. Syracuse, N.Y. : Syracuse University Press, 2010.

F Con

Condie, Allyson Braithwaite. Matched. 1st ed. New York : Dutton Books, c2010.
Cassia has always had complete trust in the Society to make decisions for her, but when she is being paired with her ideal mate, a second face flashes on the screen, and Cassia begins to doubt the Society’s infallibility as she tries to decide which man she truly loves.

F Foe

Foer, Jonathan Safran, 1977-. Tree of codes. 2nd ed. [London] : Visual Editions, 2011, c2010.
Jonathan Safran Foer creates a new story out of Bruno Schulz’s “The Street of Crocodiles” by using individual die-cut pages to rearrange the words to recount the final day of one person’s life.

F Fra

Franklin, Tom. Crooked letter, crooked letter. 1st Harper Perennial ed. New York : Harper Perennial, 2011, c2010.
Silas Jones ended his friendship with Larry Ott after Larry was suspected in the disappearance of a girl he was dating, and now, twenty-five years later, another woman has disappeared and Larry is once again implicated, leaving Silas, the local constable, questioning what he really knows about his old friend.

F Hel

Heller, Joseph. Catch-22. New York : Knopf, 1995.

F Jel

Jelinek, Elfriede, 1946-. The piano teacher. 1st Grove Press ed. New York : Grove Press, [2004], c1988.

F Ker

Kerouac, Jack, 1922-1969. On the road. 50th anniversary ed. New York : Viking, 2007.
A fiftieth anniversary edition of Jack Kerouac’s thinly fictionalized autobiography chronicling his cross-country adventure across North America on a quest for self-knowledge as experienced by his alter-ego, Sal Paradise and Sal’s friend Dean Moriarty—Kerouac’s real life friend Neal Cassady.

F Kho

Khūrī, Ilyās. Gate of the sun = : Báb al-shams. 1st ed. Brooklyn, NY : Archipelago Books ;, c2005.
In 1948, two men, a patient and his doctor, left alone in a deserted makeshift hospital in the Shatila camp on the outskirts of Beirut, share the stories of the people who have been expelled from their villages in Galilee, the massacres that followed, and the inner strength that helped them survive.

F Lod

Lodge, David, 1935-. Therapy : a novel. New York : Penguin Books, 1996, c1995.
Television writer Laurence Passmore seems to have everything he needs in life including a classy house and car, money in the bank, and a wife; however, his restlessness leads him into an obsession with Kierkegaard, brushes with the law and unwelcomed publicity, and an array of affairs.

F Mal

Malouf, David, 1934-. Remembering Babylon. 1st American ed. New York : Pantheon Books, c1993.
A thirteen-year-old cabin boy, Gemmy Fairley, is cast ashore from a British shipwreck onto the Queensland coast, and is taken in by Australian aborigines in the mid-1840s.

F Mor

Morgenstern, Erin. The night circus : a novel. 1st ed. New York : Doubleday, c2011.
A circus known as Le Cirque des Rêves features two illusionists, Celia and Marco, who are unknowingly competing in a game to which they have been irrevocably bound by their mercurial masters, and as the two fall deeply and passionately in love with each other, their masters intervene with dangerous consequences.

F Mor

Morrison, Toni. A mercy. 1st ed. New York : Knopf, 2008.
Florens, a sixteen-year-old slave on a Virginia plantation is given to a Dutch trader named Jacob Vaark as payment for a debt owed to Vaark by her master, and moves to his small Northern farm where her presence is felt keenly by Vaark’s childless wife Rebekka, Native American servant Lina, and Sorrow, a foundling.

F Oli

Oliver, Lauren, 1982-. Before I fall. 1st ed. New York : Harper, c2010.
After she dies in a car crash, teenaged Samantha relives the day of her death over and over again until, on the seventh day, she finally discovers a way to save herself.

F Per

Percy, Walker, 1916-1990. Lancelot. New York : McGraw-Hill, c1977.

F Rei

Reinhardt, Dana. The things a brother knows. 1st ed. New York : Wendy Lamb Books, c2010.
Although they have never gotten along well, seventeen-year-old Levi follows his older brother Boaz, an ex-Marine, on a walking trip from Boston to Washington, D.C. in hopes of learning why Boaz is completely withdrawn.

F Rig

Riggs, Ransom. Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children. Philadelphia : Quirk Books, c2011.
Sixteen-year-old Jacob, having traveled to a remote island after a family tragedy, discovers an abandoned orphanage, and, after some investigating, he learns the children who lived there may have been dangerous and quarantined and may also still be alive.

F Rob

Robinson, Marilynne. Housekeeping. 1st ed. New York : Farrar Straus Giroux, 1980.
Ruth and her sister Lucille are cared for by Sylvie, the transient sister of their dead mother. They attempt to keep house as the forces of nature erode their stronghold.

F Ros

Rosnay, Tatiana de, 1961-. Sarah’s key. 1st ed. New York : St. Martin’s Press, 2007.

F Rot

Roth, Veronica. Divergent. 1st ed. New York : Katherine Tegen Books, c2011.
In a future Chicago, sixteen-year-old Beatrice Prior must choose among five predetermined factions to define her identity for the rest of her life, a decision made more difficult when she discovers that she is an anomoly who does not fit into any one group, and that the society she lives in is not perfect after all.

F Roy

Roy, Arundhati. The god of small things. 1st U.S. ed. New York : Random House, c1997.
On a December Day in 1969 twins Rahel and Estha, born to a wealthy family living in the provice of Kerala, India, find their lives changed after the death of their English cousin visiting for the holidays.

F Sch

Schulz, Bruno, 1892-1942. The street of crocodiles. New York : Penguin Books, 1977, c1963.
An autobiographical novel written in the first person recalling certain events and experiences of Polish author Bruno Schulz’s own childhood in Drogobych, Poland before the Nazi occupation of World War Two.

F Sel

Selznick, Brian. The invention of Hugo Cabret : a novel in words and pictures. New York : Scholastic, 2007.
When 12-year-old Hugo, an orphan living and repairing clocks within the walls of a Paris train station in 1931, meets a mysterious toyseller and his goddaughter, his undercover life and his biggest secret are jeopardized.

F Spi

Spiegelman, Art. Maus : a survivor’s tale. New York : Pantheon Books, [1997].
My father bleeds history — And here my troubles began.

F Tho

Laura Thomas. Shadow Swans : A Novel. Mammoth Lakes, CA : Tiny Mammoth Press, 2011.

F Tol

Tolstoy, Leo, graf, 1828-1910. The death of Ivan Ilyich and other stories. 1st ed. New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2009.
The prisoner of the Caucasus — The diary of a madman — The death of Ivan Ilyich — The Kreutzer sonata — The devil — Master and man — Father Sergius — After the ball — The forged coupon — Alyosha the pot — Hadji murat. A collection of eleven stories by nineteenth-century Russian writer Leo Tolstoy, including “The Death of Ivan Ilyich” and “The Prisoner of the Caucasus.”.

F Ver

Verghese, A. (Abraham), 1955-. Cutting for stone : a novel. 1st ed. New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2009.

F Wes

Westerfeld, Scott. Extras. Simon Pulse ed. New York : Simon Pulse, 2011, c2007.
In an alternative civilization where the social status of each person is monitored and rated and anyone can drop from celebrity to nobody, fifteen-year-old Aya Fuse’s popularity ranking is so low her only chance of moving up is to find a good story, so when she meets a group of girls who hide an explosive secret, Aya decides to expose the group and unknowingly puts her own life in danger.

F Wes

Westerfeld, Scott. Pretties. Simon Pulse ed. New York : Simon Pulse, 2011, c2005.
Tally’s perfect life as a Pretty is disrupted when she receives a letter from herself, written when she was an Ugly, reminding her of the promise she made to take a drug developed to cure the brain lesions that keep the Pretties shallow and happy—and when she takes the pills, she becomes a target of those determined to keep Pretty society carefree.

F Wes

Westerfeld, Scott. Specials. Simon Pulse ed. New York : Simon Pulse, 2011, c2006.
After being captured and surgically transformed into a “special,” teenaged Tally Youngblood, now a government agent programmed to protect society from outside threats, is ordered to eliminate the rebel colony New Smoke, Tally’s former home.

F Wes

Westerfeld, Scott. Uglies. Simon Pulse ed. New York : Simon Pulse, 2011, c2005.
Tally is faced with a difficult choice when her new friend Shay decides to risk life on the outside rather than submit to the forced operation that turns sixteen year old girls into gorgeous beauties, and realizes that there is a whole new side to the pretty world that she doesn’t like.

F Zar

Zarr, Sara. Story of a girl : a novel. 1st ed. New York : Little, Brown, 2007.
In the three years since her father caught her in the back seat of a car with an older boy, sixteen-year-old Deanna’s life at home and school has been a nightmare, but while dreaming of escaping with her brother and his family, she discovers the power of forgiveness.

Monday, September 26, 2011

New DVDs!

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Before night falls. Burbank, CA : New Line Home Entertainment, c2001.
Javier Bardem, Olivier Martinez, Andrea DiStefano, Johnny Depp, Michael Wincott. Explores the life and work of Cuban poet Reinaldo Arenas and his fight against censorship and persecution.


All about my mother. Culver City, CA : Sony Pictures Home Entertainment, [2009].
Cast: Cecilia Roth, Marisa Paredes, Penélope Cruz, Candela Peña, Antonia San Juan, Rosa María Sarda. A woman must come to terms with the death of her 17-year-old son and her past when she seeks out her son’s father.


The complete Metropolis. [Standard format], Two-disc special ed. New York : Kino International, 2010.
Alfred Abel, Brigette Helm, Gustav Fröhlich, Rudolf Klein-Rogge. In 2026, the rich rule over the poor, who live underground. One man tries to bridge the gap between the two classes. In July 2008 a complete copy of the film was discovered with an additional 25 minutes of lost footage that had not been seen since the film’s premiere in 1927. After years of restoration the sci-fi epic was re-released in theaters in 2010 as The Complete Metropolis.



The American president : Dave. Burbank, CA : Warner Home Video, [2007].
The American president: Michael Douglas, Annette Bening, Martin Sheen, David Paymer, Samantha Mathis, Michael J. Fox. Dave: Kevin Kline, Sigourney Weaver, Frank Langella, Kevin Dunn, Vingh Rhames, Ben Kingsley.


Chariots of Fire. Standard. Burbank, CA : Warner Home Video, [1997], p1981.
Ben Cross, Ian Charleson, Nigel Havers, Cheryl Campbell, Alice Krige. Motivation and the will to win are portrayed in this true story of two British track athletes striving to win major events at the 1924 Paris Olympics.


The green mile. Widescreen version. Burbank, CA : Warner Bros. Pictures :, [2007].
Tom Hanks, David Morse, Bonnie Hunt, Michael Clarke Duncan, James Cromwell, Michael Jeter, Graham Greene, Doug Hutchison, Sam Rockwell, Barry Pepper, Jeffrey DeMunn, Patricia Clarkson, Harry Dean Stanton, Dabbs Greer, Eve Brent. A death row inmate in a Southern prison possesses the unusual gift of healing. A guard discovers the inmate’s miraculous power and begins to question the man’s guilt.


Hairspray. Deluxe ed. New York, NY : New Line Productions, Inc. :, c2007.
CD.  John Travolta, Michelle Pfeiffer, Christopher Walken, Amanda Bynes, James Marsden, Queen Latifah, Brittany Snow, Zac Efron, Elijah Kelley, Allison Janney, Jerry Stiller, Paul Dooley, [introducing] Nikki Blonsky. In 1962 Baltimore, all the kids watch the Corny Collins Show. Every day after school Tracy Turnblad, an overweight teenager with all the right moves, and her best friend Penny run home to watch and drool over teenage heartthrob Link Larkin. When one of the “Council Kids” goes on a leave of absence, Tracy auditions to be the replacement, is sent to detention for skipping school, and thereby meets Seaweed—who shows her how to really shake ‘em down. Helped by Seaweed, Link, Penny, Motormouth Maybelle, and her parents, Tracy sets out to integrate the show … without denting her ‘do!.


Harold & Kumar go to White Castle. Extreme unrated. [S.l.] : New Line Home Entertainment, c2005.
Kal Penn, John Cho, Paula Garces, Neil Patrick Harris, David Krumholtz, Anthony Anderson, Fred Willard. Two twenty-something stoner roommates, one a Korean-American investment banker, Harold, and the other an Indian-American medical school candidate, Kumar, go through a life changing journey. They are on a quest to satisfy their cravings for burgers and spend the night roaming the state of New Jersey in search of White Castle hamburgers running into one screwy obstacle after another.


Harry Potter and the deathly hallows. Widescreen. Burbank, CA : Warner Home Video, 2011.
Daniel Radcliffe, Rupert Grint, Emma Watson, Helena Bonham Carter, Robbie Coltrane, Warwick Davis, Ralph Fiennes, Michael Gambon, Brendan Gleeson, Richard Griffiths, John Hurt, Jason Isaacs, Alan Rickman, Fiona Shaw, Timothy Spall, Imelda Staunton, David Thewlis, Julie Walters. Harry, Hermione, and Ron prepare for the worst as the final battle approaches.


Last call for planet earth : sustainable development and architecture. New York, N.Y. : Films Media Group, [2009], c2007.
Radical changes in building design are needed to protect our fragile planet. This program studies the work of leading architects around the globe, all of whom employ green concepts and eco-friendly materials. Through extensive interviews and detailed visuals, the film provides insight into a wide range of residential and office design innovations-such as green roof technology, geothermal and passive solar energy, counterintuitive use of space, and more.


A little princess and The Secret Garden : Family Double Feature. Burbank, Calif. : Warner Home Video, c2006.
Cast: Little princess: Eleanor Bron, Liam Cunningham, Liesel Matthews. Cast: Secret garden: Kate Maberly, Heydon Prowse, Andrew Knott, John Lynch, Laura Crossley, Maggie Smith. Little princess: Sara Crewe, the pampered daughter of an Army officer, is left in a strict boarding school when her father goes off to war. When he is reported dead, her world is turned upside down and she is made a servant at the school, yet she refuses to let her spirit be broken. Secret garden: A young orphan named Mary is sent to live at the dark and foreboding English estate of her widowed uncle. She discovers a secret garden which was abandoned after a tragic accident. With the help of her crippled cousin Colin, and Dickon the country boy, her spirit is gradually reawakened as they bring the garden back to life.


Maria full of grace. Los Angeles, CA : Home Box Office, Inc., 2004.


Ocean’s thirteen. Widescreen ed. [United States] : Warner Home Video, 2007.
Ruthless casino owner Willy Bank never imagined that the odds were against him when he double-crossed Danny Ocean’s friend and mentor Reuben Tishkoff. But the gang’s going to need more than luck to pull off their most ambitious and riskiest casino heist.


Ocean’s Twelve. 1st DVD Widescreen. Burbank, CA : Warner Bros, 2004.
The cool gang of “Oceans Eleven” returns for another carefully plotted attempt at stealing $160. million.


Ocean’s eleven. Widescreen. Burbank, CA : Warner Home Video, c2001.
Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Sammy Davis, Jr., Peter Lawford, Angie Dickinson. The place is Las Vegas. The time: Midnight, New Year’s Eve. Danny Ocean (Sinatra) and 10 of his ex-commando buddies get ready to rob the vaults of 5 casinos simultaneously!.


The outsiders. Burbank, CA : Warner Home Video, 1999.
C. Thomas Howell, Matt Dillon, Ralph Macchio, Patrick Swayze, Rob Lowe, Diane Lane, Emilio Estevez, Tom Cruise, Leif Garrett, Glenn Withrow. Coming of age movie set in Tulsa Oklahoma in the mid sixties.


Robin Hood, prince of thieves. Anamorphic widescreen. Burbank, CA : Warner Home Video, 2010.
Kevin Costner, Morgan Freeman, Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio, Christian Slater, Alan Rickman. After returning home from the crusades and finding his home gone and the people of Sherwood oppressed by the evil Sheriff of Nottingham, Robin fights for the good of all men and the love of one woman.


Selena. Widescreen ; standard. Burbank, CA : Warner Home Video, c1997.
Jennifer Lopez, Edward James Olmos, Jon Seda, Constance Marie, Jacob Vargas, Lupe Ontiveros, Jackie Guerra. Tells the story of the Grammy Award-winning South Texas singer whose life tragically ended just as she was taking Tejano music into mainstream America.


Watership down. Deluxe ed. Burbank, CA : Distributed by Warner Home Video, [2008].
Voices: John Hurt, Zero Mostel, Ralph Richardson, Denholm Elliott, Joss Ackland. Nestled among the rolling hills and peaceful meadows of England lives a community of rabbits. When their warren is threatened, a small goup of brave rabbits escapes into the unknown countryside seeking a new home. Led by the visionary Fiver, they face huge challenges and use strength and cunning to survive, while gaining new allies, battling new enemies and always pursuing their dream.


Mujeres al borde de un ataque de “nervios” : Women on the verge of a nervous breakdown. Culver City, Calif. : Sony Pictures Classics, [2007].
Carmen Maura, Antonio Banderas, Julieta Serrano, Maria Barranco, Fernando Guillén. Comedy film about a woman who has been jilted by the love of her life, her friend who discovers her lover is a a Shiite terrorist, and her ex-lover’s crazed wife.