Wednesday, December 07, 2011

The Shah

This comprehensive and gripping account shows us how Iran went from politically moderate monarchy to totalitarian Islamic republic. [Image and text provided by publisher]


The Great Brain Race: How Global Universities Are Reshaping the World

In The Great Brain Race, former U.S. News & World Report education editor Ben Wildavsky presents the first popular account of how international competition for the brightest minds is transforming the world of higher education —and why this revolution should be welcomed, not feared. [Image and text provided by publisher]


Punishing Race: A Continuing American Dilemma

How can it be, in a nation that elected Barack Obama, that one third of African American males born in 2001 will spend time in a state or federal prison, and that black men are seven times likelier than white men to be in prison? [Image and text provided by publisher]


The Death Marches: The Final Phase of Nazi Genocide

From January 1945, in the last months of the Third Reich, about 250,000 inmates of concentration camps perished on death marches and in countless incidents of mass slaughter. They were murdered with merciless brutality by their SS guards, by army and police units, and often by gangs of civilians as they passed through German and Austrian towns and villages. Even in the bloody annals of the Nazi regime, this final death blow was unique in character and scope. [Image and text provided by publisher]


Atlantic Creoles in the Age of Revolutions

Sailing the tide of a tumultuous era of Atlantic revolutions, a remarkable group of African-born and African-descended individuals transformed themselves from slaves into active agents of their lives and times. [Image and text provided by publisher]


The Beauty Bias: The Injustice of Appearance in Life and LawK

Beauty may be only skin deep, but the damages associated with its absence go much deeper. Unattractive individuals are less likely to be hired and promoted, and are assumed less likely to have desirable traits, such as goodness, kindness, and honesty. Three quarters of women consider appearance important to their self image and over a third rank it as the most important factor. Our annual global investment in appearance totals close to $200 billion. [Image and text from publisher]


Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Rapid Climate Change: Causes, Consequences, and Solutions

The book reviews the science of climate change and explains why it is one of the most difficult problems humanity has ever tackled.


Seeing through Race: A Reinterpretation of Civil Rights Photography

Seeing through Race is a boldly original reinterpretation of the iconic photographs of the black civil rights struggle.


The Condemnation of Blackness: Race, Crime, and the Making of Modern Urban America

Lynch mobs, chain gangs, and popular views of black southern criminals that defined the Jim Crow South are well known. We know less about the role of the urban North in shaping views of race and crime in American society.


Women and Slavery in America: A Documentary History

Women and Slavery offers readers an opportunity to examine the establishment, growth, and evolution of slavery in the United States as it impacted women - enslaved and free.


The Peoples of Southeast Asia Today: Ethnography, Ethnology, and Change in a Complex Region

The Peoples of Southeast Asia Today offers an anthropological treatment of the ethnography and ethnology of Southeast Asia, covering both the mainland and the insular regions.


Southern Horrors: Women and the Politics of Rape and Lynching

Southern Horrors provides a startling view into the Jim Crow South where the precarious and subordinate position of women linked black and white anti-rape activists together in fragile political alliances.


The Brokeback Book: From Story to Cultural Phenomenon

An American Western made by a Taiwanese director and filmed in Canada, Brokeback Mountain was a global cultural phenomenon even before it became the highest grossing gay-themed drama in film history. Few films have inspired as much passion and debate, or produced as many contradictory responses, from online homage to late-night parody.


Performing American Masculinities: The 21st-Century Man in Popular Culture

This collection highlights the fluidity of masculinity in American popular culture at the turn of the new millennium and beyond by examining possibilities for male identity formation.


The Profitable Artist: A Handbook for All Artists in the Performing, Literary, and Visual Arts

With decades of experience training and helping artists, the expert staff of the New York Foundation for the Arts have compiled a “best practices”
approach to planning and organizing an art career.


Postcolonial Ecologies: Literatures of the Environment

The first edited collection to bring ecocritical studies into a necessary dialogue with postcolonial literature, this volume offers rich and suggestive ways to explore the relationship between humans and nature around the globe, drawing from texts from Africa and the Caribbean, as well as the Pacific Islands and South Asia.


The Cambridge Companion to Gay and Lesbian Writing

This Companion introduces readers to the range of debates that inform studies of works by lesbian and gay writers and of literary representations of same-sex desire and queer identities.


Land of the Unconquerable: The Lives of Contemporary Afghan Women

Reaching beyond sensational headlines, Land of the Unconquerable at last offers a three-dimensional portrait of Afghan women.


Stare in the Darkness: The Limits of Hip-hop and Black Politics

Rap’s critique of police brutality in the 1980s. The Hip Hop Political Convention. The rise (and fall) of Kwame Kilpatrick, the “hip-hop mayor” of Detroit. Barack Obama echoing the body language of Jay-Z on the campaign trail.


Thursday, November 17, 2011


Sean Wilentz discovered Bob Dylan’s music as a teenager growing up in Greenwich Village. Now, almost half a century later, he revisits Dylan’s work with the skills of an eminent American historian as well as the passion of a fan. [Image and text from the publisher]


Habeas Corpus!

Anyone interested in American history, the Constitution, and the Civil War will be anxious to read this excellent book. -- Frank J. Williams, former Chief Justice of the Rhode Island


Race Identity!

Here, TourÉ divulges intimate, funny, and painful stories of how race and racial expectations have shaped his life and explores how the concept of Post-Blackness functions in politics, society, psychology, art, culture, and more.


Wednesday, October 19, 2011

True Confessions: Feminist Professors Tell Stories Out of School

Twenty-seven pioneering thinkers share their discovery of and commitment to feminism in this essential collection.


Monday, September 26, 2011

Mightier than the Sword: Uncle Tom's Cabin and the Battle for America

In a fitting tribute to the two hundredth anniversary of Harriet Beecher Stowe's birth, Bancroft Prize-winning historian David S. Reynolds reveals her book's impact not only on the abolitionist movement and the American Civil War but also on worldwide events. [Description from the publisher]


The United States Government Manual 2011

This annual resource provides comprehensive information on the agencies of the legislative, judicial, and executive branches, as well as quasi-official agencies, international organizations in which the United States participates, boards, commissions, and committees.

REF JK421.A3


John Ashbery has gifted us with an exquisite, untainted translation of Rimbaud; a transmission as pure as a winged dove driven by snow. (Patti Smith)


Monday, September 19, 2011

Practical Research: Planning and Design 9th ed.

Practical Research is a comprehensive and practical guide to research methodology. Suited for self-instruction, this easy-to-read manual guides the beginning researcher, step by step, through the entire research process with practical suggestions. [Publisher Description]


Clinical Consult for Psychiatric Mental Health Care

This quick reference serves as an authoritative clinical guide to diagnostic treatment and monitoring recommendations for patients with mental disorders in the primary care setting.


Nutrition in Public Health, Third Edition

Nutrition in Public Health, Third Edition defines the state of public health nutrition and the services offered in the United States today.


The Grants Register 2012: The Complete Guide to Postgraduate Funding Worldwide

The most authoritative and comprehensive guide available to postgraduate and professional funding worldwide!


An Illustrated Guide to Infection Control

This all-encompassing volume assists nursing students and beginning-level RNs in developing a practical understanding of infection control issues as they relate to many different areas of health care. {Publisher Description]


Friday, September 16, 2011

Evidence-Based Teaching In Nursing

Designed to assist aspiring, novice, and experienced faculty members in obtaining a strong foundation for Evidence-Based Teaching (EBT), Evidence-Based Teaching in Nursing: A Foundation for Educators explores past, present, and future aspects for teaching nursing in a variety of settings. This text promotes and demonstrates practical approaches for classroom, clinical, and simulation learning experiences while incorporating technology, generational considerations, and evidence. What's more, it addresses the academic environment while considering a wide array of teaching and learning aspects. [Publisher Description]

Critical Care: A New Nurse Faces Death, Life, and Everything in Between

Critical Care takes us with Brown as she struggles to tend to her patients' needs, both physical (the rigors of chemotherapy) and emotional (their late-night fears). Along the way, we see the work nurses do to fight for their patients' dignity, in spite of punishing treatments and an often uncaring hospital bureaucracy. We also see how a twelve-hour day of caring for the seriously ill gives Brown herself a deeper appreciation of what it means to be alive. Ultimately, this is a book about embracing life, whether in times of sickness or health.

Davis's Basic Math Review for Nurses: with Step-by-Step Solutions

A path to conquering the math skills essential for nursing success...and reducing the anxieties math often induces! Step by step, skill by skill...students progress from simple to complex calculations, building their proficiencies and testing it along the way. It perfect for course review and quick reference. [Publisher Description]


Tuesday, August 23, 2011

The Post-American World: Release 2.0

"This is not a book about the decline of America, but rather about the rise of everyone else." So begins Fareed Zakaria's important new work on the era we are now entering.


Treacherous Texts: U.S. Suffrage Literature, 1846-1946

Treacherous Texts collects more than sixty literary texts written by smart, savvy writers who experimented with genre, aesthetics, humor, and sex appeal in an effort to persuade American readers to support woman suffrage.


Afghanistan: Graveyard of Empires: A New History of the Borderland

A startling history of modern Afghanistan: the story of a country caught in a vortex of terror.


The Slave Trade

A wealth of evocative images—photographs, paintings, objects, and contemporary maps—give further insight into the horrors and global impact of the transatlantic slave trade.


Thursday, August 11, 2011

The Warmth of Other Suns: The Epic Story of America's Great Migration

“Scholarly but very readable, this book, for all its rigor, is so absorbing, it should come with a caveat: Pick it up only when you can lose yourself entirely.”  — O, The Oprah Magazine


The Panic Virus: A True Story of Medicine, Science, and Fear

The Panic Virus is a riveting and sometimes heart-breaking medical detective story that explores the limits of rational thought. It is the ultimate cautionary tale for our time.


Gendering the African Diaspora

Gendering the African Diaspora: Women, Culture, and Historical Change in the Caribbean and Nigerian Hinterland

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

New Criminology Title!

"Paik''s extraordinary data illuminates the tension between therapy and punishment in juvenile drug courts. A terrific read!"
(Aaron Kupchik)


A Black Soldier's Story

A Black Soldier's Story: The Narrative of Ricardo Batrell and the Cuban War of Independence


Animal rights!

The Animal Rights Debate presents the views of two preeminent thinkers working on a key debate in the study of the moral status of animals.


Global Institutions: Global Poverty

Provides an important resource for all students and scholars of international relations, development studies and international political economy.

You Know Nothing of My Work!

A crackling look at the philosopher whose founding ideas were at once obscure and eerily prophetic.


Thursday, May 12, 2011

Decision Points

In this candid and gripping account, President George W. Bush describes the critical decisions that shaped his presidency and personal life.


Bush, George W. (George Walker), 1946-
United States -- Politics and government -- 2001-2009.

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The Eyes of Willie McGee: A Tragedy of Race, Sex, and Secrets in the Jim Crow South

A gripping saga of race and retribution in the Deep South and a story whose haunting details echo the themes of To Kill a Mockingbird.


McGee, Willie, 1915-1951 -- Trials, litigation, etc.
Capital punishment -- Mississippi -- History -- 20th century.
Capital punishment -- Social aspects -- Mississippi -- History -- 20th century.
Discrimination in capital punishment -- Mississippi -- History -- 20th century.
Discrimination in criminal justice administration -- Mississippi -- History -- 20th century.
Executions and executioners -- Mississippi -- History -- 20th century.
Race discrimination -- Mississippi -- History -- 20th century.
Mississippi -- Race relations -- History -- 20th century.

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