Brinkman, Kiara. Up high in the trees : a novel. 1st ed. New York : Grove Press, c2007.
Eight-year-old Sebby Lane has always been an unusual child, but after his mother’s death, Sebby begins to retreat deeper into himself, prompting his father to take Sebby to the family’s summerhouse in the hopes of helping him recover from his grief.
Brown, Sandra. Play dirty : a novel. 1st Simon & Schuster hardcover ed. New York : Simon & Schuster, c2007.
Griff Burkett had once had a million dollar contract to play football for the Dallas Cowboys. At the end of his career, deep in debt, he took a bribe to throw a game and discovered it was an FBI sting. After being released from jail, he was summoned to the mansion of a millionaire airline owner who had been crippled in a car accident and now wanted Griff to impregnate his wife for a million dollars. He agreed only to discover that he had been set up.
Carter, Stephen L. New England white. 1st ed. New York : Alfred A. Knopf, c2007.
The marriage of Lemaster Carlyle, president of a small, prestigious New England university, and his wife Julia, dean of the university’s divinity school, is put to the test when they discover the murdered body of economics professor Kellen Zant, Julia’s former lover, and she refuses to accept the ruling that he was a victim of a random robbery.
Conant-Park, Jessica. Simmer down. 1st ed. New York : Berkley Prime Crime, c2007.
Chloe Carter's boyfriend, Josh Driscoll, is prepping for the opening of Simmer, Boston's hottest new restaurant. But at a fund-raiser featuring samples of Josh's cuisine, a trendy club owner is found bludgeoned to death by Josh's state-of-the-art, professional-grade food processor, the ominously-named Robocoupe. By opening night at Simmer, the list of suspects is almost longer than the line to get in. And Chloe is struggling to solve the crime before the final course is served.
Cook, Robin. Critical. New York : G.P. Putnam’s Sons, c2007.
Angela Dawson, M.D., appears to have it all: at the age of thirty-seven, she owns a fabulous New York City apartment, a stunning seaside house on Nantucket, and enjoys the perks of her prosperous lifestyle. Angela had founded a start-up company, Angels Healthcare, then took it public. . .but a surge of drug-resistant staph infections in all three of her hospitals devastates Angela’s carefully constructed world. Not only do the infections result in patient deaths, but the fatalities also cause stock prices to tumble, leaving market analysts wondering if Angela will be able to hold her empire together.
New York City medical examiners Laurie Montgomery and Jack Stapleton are naturally intrigued by the uptick in staph-related post-procedure deaths. . .Laurie can’t help investigating— opening a Pandora’s box of corporate intrigue that threatens not just her livelihood, but her life with Jack as well. (From the publisher, edited)
Cook, Claire. Life’s a beach. 1st ed. New York : Voice/Hyperion, c2007.
Presents a coming of age novel about two forty-something sisters who are forced to make some serious changes in their lives.
Feist, Raymond E. Murder in Lamut. Eos, c2007.
Durine, Kethol, and Pirojil are three mercenaries who have spent twenty years fighting other people’s battles, defeating the Tsurani and the Bugs and the goblins. Yet now it seems there are no more enemies to vanquish, leaving them with a few months of welcomed garrison duty as the Riftwar rages on in the west. When the trio is ordered to accompany a lady and her husband safely to the city of LaMut, it looks like an easy - even cushy - assignment. But in Midkemia, nothing is that straightforward, and the men find themselves trapped by a vicious winter storm in a castle with scheming lords and ladies, an unsolved murder, and nothing less than the political future of Midkemia at stake.
Fluke, Joanne. Key lime pie murder : a Hannah Swensen mystery with recipes. New York : Kensington Books, c2007.
It’s Tri-County fair time and Lake Eden, Minnesota, is buzzing with more than mosquitoes. Hannah Swensen, owner of The Cookie Jar, is hot on the trail of a killer whose perfect carnival prize would be getting away with murder.
Fowler, Earlene. Tumbling blocks. 1st ed. New York : Berkley Prime Crime, c2007.
Benni Harper, anticipating a holiday visit from her disapproving mother-in-law, has more stress heaped upon her when her boss, the imperious Constance Sinclair, demands she investigate the death of Arva Edmondson, a socialite whose demise has left an opening in the upper-crust “49 Club,” a restricted organization in which a member literally must die before another can join.
Greenlaw, Linda. Slipknot. 1st ed. New York : Hyperion, c2007.
Jane Bunker gives up her career as a homicide detective to move to Green Haven, Maine, where she works as a marine insurance investigator and enjoys a more peaceful life, but when a dead body washes up on shore, Jane is pulled into another murder investigation that proves more dangerous than she imagined.
Hadley, Tessa. The master bedroom : a novel. 1st ed. New York : Henry Holt and Co., c2007.
After more than twenty years in London, Kate Flynn has returned to her family home in Wales to care for her aging mother. Having cast off her academic career, she is unmoored, and when she runs into a childhood friend, David Roberts, at a concert, she finds herself falling for him, although she knows she’s grasping at anything to fill the sudden emptiness of her life.
Maron, Margaret. Hard row. 1st ed. New York : Warner Books, c2007.
As Judge Deborah Knott presides over a case involving a barroom brawl, it becomes clear that deep resentments over race, class, and illegal immigration are simmering just below the surface in the North Carolina countryside.
McCaffrey, Anne. Third watch : Acorna’s children. 1st ed. New York : EOS, c2007.
Khorii, the rebellious daughter of the near-mythic Acorna and her lifemate, Aari, has followed in Acorna’s footsteps leading their people from danger, but the pressure to succeed and fulfill a legacy is tremendous. The deadly foe that has ravaged the known worlds and weakened even her famous parents has launched its final assault, and only Khorii and her newly discovered sister, Ariin, are able to stop the brutal attack. But success is elusive, and fragile, and even time itself may not be enough to help their desperate quest to save their family . . . much less the universe.
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McCall Smith, Alexander. The careful use of compliments. New York : Pantheon Books, c2007.
In addition to being the nosiest and most sympathetic philosopher you are likely to meet, Isabel is now a mother. Charlies, her newborn son, presents her with a myriad wonders of a new life, and doting father Jamie presents her with an intriguing proposal: marriage. In the midst of all this, she receives a disturbing letter announcing that she has been ousted as editor of the Review of Applied Ethics by the ambitious Professor Dove. None of these things, however, in any way diminishes Isabel’s curiosity. And when she attends an art auction, she finds an irresistible puzzle: two paintings attributed to a now-deceased artist appear on the market at the same time, and both of them exhibit some unusual characteristics.
Michaels, Fern. Up close and personal. New York, NY : Kensington Pub. Corp., c2007.
The Windsors have been living on the Windsor Hill estate in South Carolina for centuries. Now, on the anniversary of her daughter Emily’s death, Sarabess Windsor fears she may be the last to carry the family name unless she can find her other daughter, Trinity, the child she gave up for adoption. Enlisting the help of attorney Rifkin Forrest, and his son, Jake, they search for the young woman whose life will be surprisingly, and lastingly changed.
Muller, Marcia. Somewhere in the city. 1st Pegasus Books ed. New York : Pegasus Books, c2007.
A new collection of Marcia Muller’s best short fiction from the past twenty years, including hardboiled private-eye, horror, western, and psychological suspense stories.
Neill, Fiona. Slummy mummy. 1st American ed. New York : Riverhead Books, c2007.
A smart, laugh-out-loud debut novel about a deeply flawed but endearing stay-at-home mom, a book for anyone who took Bridget Jones to heart a decade ago-and now has kids.
Paxson, Diana L. Marion Zimmer Bradley’s Ravens of Avalon. New York : Viking, c2007.
In ‘The Forest House’ Paxson introduced the Society of Ravens, children of the priestesses raped by the Romans when they conquered the Druids. Now, ‘Ravens of Avalon’ is the story leading up to that tragedy. It is the story of Boudica, a Celtic princess, taken from her training as a Druid priestess to marry the king of the Iceni, and Lhiannon, Boudica’s mentor, who seeks refuge in Ireland when the Romans conquer, and ultimately how each is changed by events in their lives.
Pearson, Ridley. Killer weekend. New York : G.P. Putnam’s Sons, c2007.
Liz Shaler arrives in Sun Valley to speak at billionaire Patrick Cutter’s world-famous media and communications conference to find she has received a series of death threats that the FBI are taking a special interest in, forcing Liz to turn to the local sheriff for help.
Penney, Stef. The tenderness of wolves. 1st Simon & Schuster ed. New York : Simon & Schuster, 2007, c2006.
Seventeen-year-old Francis Ross disappears the same day his mother discovers the body of his friend Laurent Jammet, sending Mrs. Ross and a half-Indian trapper named William Parkeron on a journey across the frozen landscape to find the murderer, her son, and two sisters who went missing years before.
Petterson, Per. Out stealing horses. Saint Paul, Minn. : Graywolf Press, c2007.
Award-winning Norwegian novelist Petterson renders the meditations of Trond Sander, a man nearing 70, dwelling in self-imposed exile at the eastern edge of Norway in a primitive cabin. Trond’s peaceful existence is interrupted by a meeting with his only neighbor, who seems familiar. The meeting pries loose a memory from a summer day in 1948 when Trond’s friend Jon suggests they go out and steal horses. That distant summer is transformative for Trond as he reflects on the fragility of life while discovering secrets about his father’s wartime activities. (From Publishers Weekly).
Pilcher, Robin. Starburst. 1st ed. New York : Thomas Dunne Books/St. Martin’s Press, c2007.
The annual Edinburgh International Festival, which celebrates film, music, and comedy, brings thousands to the beloved Scottish town each summer. This year, the festival draws six unique and vibrant individuals, who all come together to follow their dreams - seeking success, love, fame, or simply happiness. Each of these incredibly well-crafted and intriguing characters is trying to discover their destiny, and during this one magnificent summer, paths cross and lives are forever changed. Inspiring, funny, warm, and full of vivid descriptions of the sights and sounds of Edinburgh, Starburst is another Pilcher winner.
Reichs, Kathy. Bones to ashes. New York : Scribner, c2007.
In bestseller Reichs’s entertaining 10th Temperance Brennan forensic thriller (after Break No Bones), Brennan, her relationship with Det. Andrew Ryan on the rocks, welcomes the distraction of an unidentified New Brunswick skeleton from Québec’s cold case unit. But when the bones are determined to be that of an adolescent girl, Brennan is convinced they belong to her childhood friend, Évangéline Landry, who disappeared at age 15. (From Publishers Weekly).
Rendell, Ruth. The water’s lovely : a novel. 1st ed. New York : Crown Publishers, c2007.
Three-time Edgar Award-winner Rendell (13 Steps Down) often creates fragile characters, trembling on the edge of losing a lover, child, job, solvency or sanity. Slashing through their world is a “wild card,” an obsessive or a sociopath too focused on personal gain to be concerned with damage to others. Rendell enlivens the tale with subplots involving various romances-ardent and desperate-and a killer who lurks in London’s parks, as well as with pithy comments about class, technology, generational conflict, food and aesthetics. The plot twists in this electrifying read reach all the way to the last page. (From Publishers Weekly).
Shumas, Holly. Five things I can’t live without. 1st ed. New York : 5 Spot, c2007.
The witty story of a woman approaching thirty who must abandon her penchant for overanalyzing her life and learn to trust her gut.
Silva, Daniel. The secret servant. New York : G. P. Putnam’s Sons, c2007.
While in Amsterdam getting rid of the files belonging to a murdered Dutch terrorism analyst, officer of Israeli intelligence Gabriel Allon uncovers a plot to kidnap an American ambassador’s daughter; and by trying to save her, his life is endangered.
Stasiuk, Andrzej. Nine. 1st ed. Orlando, Fla. : Harcourt, c2007.
Pawel finds himself in over his head with a loan shark and turns to his two friends, Bolek, a drug dealer, and Jacek, an addict, and the three fight to outwit the dangerous criminal who wants Pawel dead.
Stewart, Mariah. Last breath : a novel of suspense. New York : Ballantine Books, c2007.
As renowned archaeologist Dr. Daria McGowan readies the most important project of her career - a University museum exhibit showcasing the priceless artifacts her great-grandfather unearthed a century earlier in the Middle East - she makes a shocking discovery: many of the most significant pieces have vanished. Panicked, Daria turns to the FBI. Solving the mystery is an assignment that Connor Shields is more than happy to accept: Daria is the same intriguing blonde archaeologist he’s had on his mind since their paths first crossed two years ago. Working together to track down the stolen artifacts, Daria and Connor discover a trail of bodies - collectors who have met brutal, bizarre ends at the hands of a killer whose murderous methods are based on the rituals of an ancient civilization.
Vance, Lee. Restitution. 1st ed. New York : Alfred A. Knopf, c2007.
Peter Tyler seems to have it all - a beautiful and accomplished wife, a high-powered Wall Street career, a sprawling house in the suburbs. But beneath this perfect surface, things are not what they seem. Haunted by an unhappy childhood, Peter is drifting further and further from his college-sweetheart wife and her ideal of family life; eventually, confused and dissatisfied, he seeks solace in a one-night stand. . .Before Peter can fully come to grips with what he’s done, his house is broken into and his wife brutally murdered. (From the publisher, edited).
Weisman, Alan. The world without us. 1st ed. New York : Thomas Dunne Books/St. Martin’s Press, c2007.
Presents a narrative that examines the human impact upon the earth and how it would respond without the pressure of human presence.
Weiner, Tim. Legacy of ashes : the history of the CIA. New York : Doubleday, c2007.
Traces the history of the CIA, drawing on thousands of documents to explore how the agency was created, why it has so often failed in its missions, how it is viewed by Americans and the rest of the world, and other related topics.
Brandt, Allan M. The cigarette century : the rise, fall and deadly persistence of the product that defined America. New York : Basic Books, c2007.
A comprehensive overview of the history of the tobacco industry in the United States during the twentieth century, discussing its influence on culture, science, politics, law, and globalization. Includes photographs.
Behrman, Greg. The most noble adventure : the Marshall plan and the time when America helped save Europe. New York : Free Press, c2007.
Behrman's comprehensive study of the Marshall Plan could not arrive at a better time, when issues of nation building, postwar reconstruction and American obligations to friend and foe are the stuff of public debate. Behrman (The Invisible People) provides clarity, color and one of the greatest casts of characters in America's history, including Harry Truman, Dean Acheson and Marshall. Readers will also learn of unjustly overlooked men such as Will Clayton, Paul Hoffman and Arthur Vandenberg on the American side and of the statesmanship of Ernest Bevin, Robert Schuman, Jean Monnet and Stafford Cripps on the European. (From Publishers Weekly)
Brown, Dan. The great expectations school : a rookie year in the new blackboard jungle : a memoir. 1st ed. New York : Arcade Pub., c2007.
Dan Brown, 22, had the book knowledge to be a teacher, but it was not until he walked into P.S. 85 and class 4-217 in the Bronx, N.Y., that he learned what it really took to be a teacher. Class 4-217 proved to be a challenge that pushed him to the limit. He often just wanted to give up and walk away. Yet, amidst the chaos, he slowly learned from the more seasoned teachers and from his own mistakes, to discipline, teach, and to make a difference.
The insider’s guide to the colleges, 2008. 34th ed. New York : St. Martin’s Griffin, c2007.
Presents a collection of profiles, written by students, of over three hundred colleges in all fifty United States and Canada, describing real-life college aspects specific to these schools, such as housing and food, the social scene, faculty, extracurriculars, and academic difficulty.
Agtmael, Antoine W. van. The emerging markets century : how a new breed of world-class companies is overtaking the world. New York : Free Press, c2007.
Over the past 15 years, emerging market economies have grown rapidly, despite volatility and frequent crises. Companies from Brazil, Russia, India, Mexico and China, as well as some smaller countries, have become global leaders in a variety of industries. This book gives capsule summaries of 25 such companies - including Samsung, Concha y Toro, Televisa and Hyundai - to dispel the belief that developed market economy "companies continue to lead in global presence, in technology and design, and above all, in brand recognition and marketing prowess."
Arikha, Noga. Passions and tempers : a history of the humours. 1st ed. New York : ECCO, c2007.
Explains the theory of the humours, blood, phlegm, black bile, and cholera, from its origins in ancient Greece to its present-day versions, exploring how humans have thought the humours were responsible for all physical and emotional conditions.
Restak, Richard M.. The naked brain : how the emerging neurosociety is changing how we live, work, and love. 1st ed. New York : Harmony Books, c2006.
Explores how innovative researchers and cutting-edge technology have revolutionized the understanding of how humans process information, communicate, trust, sympathize, and love, and explains how advertisers, politicians, economists and others are using those findings to influence consumer preferences, political beliefs, and professional prospects.
Hobbs, Suzanne Havala. Get the trans fat out : 601 simple ways to cut the trans fat out of any diet. 1st ed. New York : Three Rivers Press, c2006.
A practical guide that teaches the dangers of trans fats and how to avoid them; and offers over 600 ways to cut the trans fats from diets, tips on buying healthy foods, foods to choose and avoid at restaurants, and recipes with zero trans fat.
Hyman, Mark. UltraMetabolism : the simple plan for automatic weight loss : awaken the fat-burning DNA hidden in your body. New York : Scribner, c2006.
The author shares his secrets for effective weight loss and healthier bodies; and includes menus and recipes along with recommendations for supplements and exercise.
Kaehler, Kathy. Fit and sexy for life : the hormone-free plan for staying slim, strong, and fabulous in your forties, fifties, and beyond. 1st ed. New York : Broadway Books, c2007.
Fit and Sexy for Life provides daily workouts that focus on cardio and strength conditioning, and an eating plan tailored to women over the age of forty that helps control weight and boost energy, while decreasing the risk of developing heart disease, osteoporosis, and breast cancer.
Moalem, Sharon. Survival of the sickest : a medical maverick discovers why we need disease. 1st ed. New York : William Morrow, c2007.
Explores evolutionary history for answers to why certain diseases exist, discussing the effects of environmental factors such as climate, food, and drink on the genes of human ancestors thousands and hundreds of years ago, and examines connections between genetic inheritance and who gets which diseases.
Kowalski, Robert E. The blood pressure cure : 8 weeks to lower blood pressure without prescription drugs. Hoboken, N.J. : John Wiley & Sons, c2007.
Drawing on newly developed and clinically proven natural ways to manage high blood pressure and greatly reduce the risk of fatal heart disease, The Blood Pressure Cure helps readers take control of their health with a complete, tested, and proven plan that doesn’t involve expensive drugs or complicated lifestyle changes. Kowalski’s step-by-step instructions for accurately testing blood pressure, establishing new blood pressure goals, and reaching those goals quickly give readers the opportunity to dramatically lower their blood pressure.
Chase, Victor D. Shattered nerves : how science is solving modern medicine’s most perplexing problem. Baltimore, Md. : Johns Hopkins University Press, c2006.
Investigates developments in neural technology through case studies and personal interviews with individuals who have had their hearing, sight, and mobility restored through “neural prostheses,” implantable devices that directly interface with the nervous system.
Attwood, Tony. The complete guide to Asperger’s syndrome. London ; Philadelphia, PA : Jessica Kingsley Publishers, c2007.
A comprehensive guide to Asperger’s syndrome that provides information on every aspect of the syndrome, including its symptoms, diagnosis, treatment, causes, impact on a child’s emotional and social development, and other related topics.
Tolin, David F. Buried in treasures : help for compulsive acquiring, saving, and hoarding. Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, c2006.
While most of us find it relatively easy to manage our possessions, a large number of people, approximately 1% of the population, find it extremely difficult. If you have a problem resisting the urge to acquire and you find your home filled to capacity with items many people would find useless and unnecessary, you may suffer from a condition known as compulsive hoarding. Compulsive hoarding is a behavioral problem consisting of excessive clutter, difficulty discarding items, and excessive buying or other acquiring. Hoarding is often associated with significant reduction in the quality of life, and in extreme cases it can pose serious health risks. If you or a loved one has a compulsive hoarding problem, this book can help.
Silver, J. K. (Julie K.). After cancer treatment : heal faster, better, stronger. Baltimore : Johns Hopkins University Press, c2006.
Julie Silver draws on her own battle with breast cancer to offer other cancer survivors advice and guidance to help them deal with the physical and emotional effects of the disease and its aftermath.
Chen, Pauline W. Final exam : a surgeon’s reflections on mortality. 1st ed. New York : Alfred A. Knopf, c2007.
Describes how physicians must deal with the realities of death, the risks and rewards of emotional involvement, and her own personal experiences throughout her education and career.
Kurcinka, Mary Sheedy. Sleepless in America : is your child misbehaving or missing sleep? 1st ed. New York : HarperCollins, c2006.
Examines the link between sleep deprivation and behavioral problems in children, describing how sleep deficits contribute to hyperactivity, illness, distraction, forgetfulness, learning problems, and impulsive or disruptive behavior.
The healthiest kid in the neighborhood : ten ways to get your family on the right nutritional track. 1st ed. Boston : Little, Brown, c2006.
Presents an eating plan designed to promote healthy eating and weight in American children, identifying destructive foods and eating habits, offering advice on how to improve a child’s diet, and outlining steps that can be taken to guard children against Nutritional Deficit Disorder.
Petroski, Henry. Success through failure : the paradox of design. Princeton, N.J. : Princeton University Press, c2006.
Examines many of the failed designs and inventions that led to greater improvements citing as examples the 1940 collapse of the Tacoma Narrows Bridge and the space shuttle disasters.
Weinberger, David. Everything is miscellaneous : the power of the new digital disorder. 1st ed. New York : Times Books, c2007.
Explores how the digital revolution has influenced how humans view and understand their lives, describing the many aspects of life that are being redefined by computers, GPS, the Internet, MP3s, and other digital data forms.
Allwood, Melanie. Mountain bike maintenance : the illustrated manual. Richmond Hill, Ont. : Firefly Books, c2004.
This is a step-by-step guide to maintaining and repairing all types of mountain bikes that includes 300 color photographs.
Faillace, Linda. Mad sheep : the true story behind the USDA’s war on a family farm. White River Junction, VT : Chelsea Green Pub. Co., c2006.
Linda Faillace chronicles her family’s struggle against the U.S. Department of Agriculture, which claimed the Faillace’s sheep carried mad cow disease and slaughtered their flocks, destroying their entire livelihood, despite the Faillace’s proof that the government’s claims were false.
Kerasote, Ted. Merle’s door : lessons from a freethinking dog. 1st ed. Orlando, Fla. : Harcourt, c2007.
Ted Kerasote recounts the unique bond he formed with a dog he found living on its own in the wild and shares the experiences they had together.
Carper, Jean. Jean Carper’s complete healthy cookbook : a comprehensive, science-based nutrition guide with more than 200 delicious recipes. New York : Marlowe & Co., c2007.
This bountiful collection of nutritional facts and wellness-promoting recipes gives readers both the motivation and the know-how for getting their nine servings of fruits and vegetables in every day.
Deen, Paula H.. Paula Deen celebrates! : best dishes and best wishes for the best times of your life. New York : Simon & Schuster, c2006.
Contains menus and recipes from Paula Deen for holidays and special occasions, from a New Year’s Eve brunch through the year to Christmas dinner, and includes Deen family memories and photographs.
Everyday food : great food fast. 1st ed. New York : Potter, c2007.
A collection of 250 recipes from the kitchens of “Martha Stewart Living,” selected for their ease of preparation; grouped by season, each with soups and salads, main courses, pastas, sides, and desserts.
Phillips, Diane. Happy holidays from the diva of do-ahead : a year of feasts to celebrate with family and friends. Boston, Mass. : Harvard Common Press, c2006.
Happy Holidays from the Diva-of Do-Ahead brings the same how-to and do-ahead approach to creating menus for 12 holidays-with special emphasis on Thanksgiving and Christmas-as well as tips on recipe variations, decorating, and serving. Featuring a beautiful 16-page color photo insert, this is the perfect book for anyone who wants to take the stress out of entertaining and enjoy the holidays with family and friends.
Smith, Alisa. Plenty : one man, one woman, and a raucous year of eating locally. 1st U.S. ed. New York : Harmony Books, c2007.
The authors describe how they spent a year researching and searching for foods that were locally produced within a 100-mile radius of their home in an effort to promote environmental awareness.
American food writing : an anthology with classic recipes. New York, NY : Library of America, c2007.
In true Library of America style, this 700-page anthology gathers the creme de la creme of American food writing. The lineup is diverse (Julia Child and M.F.K. Fisher rub elbows with Ray Kroc and Rick Bragg); apt (H. L. Mencken on the hot dog; William Styron on southern fried chicken); and historic (Herman Melville, Emily Dickinson. and Henry Adams all make appearances). Like our national cuisines, American Food Writing surprises you with its freshness, its range, and its artful forthrightness. (From Barnes & Noble).
Corson, Trevor. The zen of fish : the story of sushi, from samurai to supermarket. 1st ed. New York : HarperCollins, c2007.
Documents the history of sushi, tracing its origins, describing the unique methods used to prepare it, explaining how it is made, and profiling the colorful lives of people who create the delicacy.
Bloom, Carole. The essential baker : the comprehensive guide to baking with chocolate, fruits, nuts, spices, and other ingredients. Hoboken, NJ : Wiley, c2007.
The author draws from her experience as a pastry chef in both Europe and the U.S. to provide guidance on home baking, covering ingredients, equipment, and techniques and providing 225 step-by-step recipes, arranged in six key ingredient categories: fruit and vegetables, nuts and seeds, chocolate, dairy products, spices and herbs, and coffee, tea, liqueurs, and spirits.
Malgieri, Nick. Perfect light desserts : fabulous cakes, cookies, pies, and more made with real butter, sugar, flour, and eggs, all under 300 calories per generous serving. New York : W. Morrow, c2006.
A collection of recipes for desserts that have less than three hundred calories per serving, each with a complete nutritional analysis, including chocolate desserts, cakes, pies and tarts, puddings, custards, souffles, fruit desserts, ices and frozen desserts, cookies, and sauces and garnishes.
Stern, Jane. Roadfood sandwiches : recipes and lore from our favorite shops coast to coast. Boston : Houghton Mifflin, c2007.
Provides sandwich recipes from restaurants across the United States; including Philly cheesesteaks, gyros, horseshoes, garden egg salad, and more.
Davis, Sid. Home makeovers that sell : quick and easy ways to get the highest possible price. New York : American Management Association, c2007.
When preparing to sell a home, every little thing counts. Home Makeovers That Sell offers everything from last-minute tidying tips and staging strategies to inexpensive improvements that will boost the market value of any home. The key is to allow potential buyers to see the home as they might live in it, not how the current owner does. This book illuminates exactly what factors determine a home’s value and which improvements will increase it the most. The author provides systematic approaches designed to get top dollar.
Matthews, Amy. Weekend bathroom makeovers. 1st ed. New York : Lark Books, c2006.
Provides information for planning a bathroom renovation, discussing components such as bathtubs, sinks, and cabinets; budgeting; and how to know what to leave to professionals, and presents photo-illustrated, step-by-step instructions for ten bathroom makeovers.
Katz, Evan Marc. Why you’re still single : things your friends would tell you if you promised not to get mad. New York : Plume, c2006.
In this distinctive approach to the dating game, Katz, founder of an online dating consulting service, and columnist Holmes team up to help readers become aware of their actions to prevent repeating mistakes. They cite such dating turnoffs as trash talking the opposite sex, playing games, and nursing grudges. Gender-specific annoyances addressed include a woman’s tendency to overtalk and overanalyze conversations and a man’s tendency to give advice but not to take it. Mixing humor with practical tips, the authors pack a lot of relevant information into this slim volume, through which both young men and young women will enjoy thumbing. (From Library Journal).
“They call me Naughty Lola” : personal ads from the London review of books. 1st Scribner ed. New York : Scribner, c2006.
They Call Me Naughty Lola is a testament to the creativity and humor that can still be found among men and women longing for love and allergic to the concepts of Internet and speed dating. Here is an irresistible collection of the most brilliant and often absurd personal ads from the world’s funniest—and most erudite—lonely-hearts column.
Judd, Naomi. Naomi’s guide to aging gratefully: facts, myths, and good news for boomers. New York : Simon & Schuster, c2007.
At 78 million strong, baby-boomers have become America’s largest demographic. Here, Judd debunks society’s harmful myths about aging and finds more meaningful ways we can define ourselves so we can enjoy (rather than dread) getting older. She offers tips on finding simplicity, streamlining possessions, disengaging from “energy vampires,” and discovering the most effective ways to support your life force and boost your energy. Naomi has a solution-oriented approach to everything from beauty tips to getting in sync hormonally with bioidentical HRT. She also offers wisdom on dealing with grief as well as enlightening ideas on how to recognize and enjoy your own uniqueness no matter how old you are.
McHugh, Evan. Pint-sized Ireland : in search of the perfect Guinness. 1st U.S. ed. New York : Thomas Dunne Books/St. Martin’s Press, c2007.
One man’s tour of Ireland on tap; a rollicking travelogue.
Asher, Donald. Who gets promoted, who doesn’t, and why : 10 things you’d better do if you want to get ahead. Berkeley : Ten Speed Press, c2007.
According to career guru Donald Asher, advancement at work is less about skillsets and more about strategy. Who Gets Promoted, Who Doesn’t, and Why details exactly what puts one employee on the fast track to an exceptional career, while another stays on the treadmill to mediocrity. Whether you’re new to the workforce or feeling stagnant and overlooked, this book is your ticket to advancement.
Sutton, Robert I. The no asshole rule : building a civilized workplace and surviving one that isn’t. 1st ed. New York : Warner Business Books, c2007.
Negative work environments don’t just happen. They’re made by complainers ... curmudgeons ... and people who would otherwise maliciously hinder the company’s success. In short, Assholes. But the good news is that civility can be restored to the workplace so that all can enjoy greater productivity and profit. Now, in the NO ASSHOLE RULE, Sutton, a Professor of Management Science and Engineering at Stanford University, builds on the ideas he first set forth in his landmark Harvard Business Review essay of the same name to show managers how hiring mean-spirited employees—no matter how talented or qualified—can be a costly mistake.
Winget, Larry. It’s called work for a reason! : your success is your own damn fault. New York : Gotham Books, c2007.
The author describe what he feels is wrong with corporate America arguing that poor training, apathy, and substandard customer service is the fault of employees—not employers; and offers tips on taking personal responsibility to achieve success.
Shipley, David. Send : the essential guide to email for office and home. 1st ed. New York : Knopf, c2007.
Offers advice on when and how to best use E-mail at work, home, and school, examines the question of why E-mail so often goes awry, explains how to write and direct a perfect E-mail, looks at six types of E-mails, and discusses emotional E-mails, and E-mails that can land people in jail.
Chicken soup for the enterepreneur’s soul : advice and inspiration on fulfilling dreams. Deerfield Beach, FL : Health Communications, c2006.
Chicken Soup for the Entrepreneur’s Soul shares the true stories of those who risk it all to follow their passion through creativity, bravery and ingenuity.
Young, Stephen. MicroMessaging : why great leadership is beyond words. New York : McGraw-Hill, c2007.
Offers practical advice to encouraging open and positive communication in the workplace and learning how to identify and address negative behavior and biases; and includes real-life workplace scenarios and self-assessments.
Barletta, Marti. Marketing to women : how to increase your share of the world’s largest market. 2nd ed. Chicago, IL : Dearborn Trade Pub., c2006.
In this lively 2nd edition of Marketing to Women, Marti Barletta tells you why corporations are spending more to capture the multitrillion dollar women’s market. Updated success stories, original strategies and applications, and gender-effective advertising - best practices - make this the most comprehensive resource to help professionals create and execute a marketing plan that targets women.
Brown, Bruce C. (Bruce Cameron). How to use the Internet to advertise, promote and market your business or Web site— with little or no money. Ocala, Fla. : Atlantic Pub., c2006.
This new book will show you how to build, promote, and make money off of your Web site or brick and mortar store using the Internet, with minimal costs.
Levinson, Jay Conrad. Guerrilla marketing : easy and inexpensive strategies for making big profits from your small business. 4th ed., Completely updated and expanded ed. Boston : Houghton Mifflin, c2007.
A collection of strategies for the small-business owner that will help to increase profits including tips on marketing on the Internet and using new technologies.
McConnell, Ben. Citizen marketers : when people are the message. Chicago, IL : Kaplan Pub., c2006.
Marketing experts Ben McConnell and Jackie Huba explore the ramifications of social media in their new book, Citizen Marketers. As everyday people increasingly create content on behalf of companies, brands, or products, they are collaborating with others just like themselves and forming ever-growing communities of enthusiasts and evangelists. From the rough to the sophisticated, the “user-generated media” of blogs, online bulletin boards, podcasts, photos, songs, and animations are influencing companies’ customer relationships, product design, and marketing campaigns, whether they participate willingly or not. Citizen Marketers is the first book to document this phenomenon, examining some of the early winners and losers in this new genre, as well as some of its most noted constituents.
The ultimate guide to network marketing : 37 top network marketing income-earners share their most preciously guarded secrets to building extreme wealth. Hoboken, N.J. : John Wiley & Sons, c2006.
The Ultimate Guide to Network Marketing will offer readers a wide variety of proven business-building techniques from many of the most successful network marketing leaders in the industry. It will also offer the perspective of a great cross-section of well known top distributors and industry leaders who will share the secrets they attribute to creating their own success.
Winter, Ruth. A consumer’s dictionary of food additives : descriptions in plain English of more than 12,000 ingredients both harmful and desirable found in foods. Completely rev. and updated 6th ed. New York : Three Rivers Press, c2004.
Presents a collection of alphabetically arranged entries that define ingredients listed on the labels of many food products and explain what the ingredient is, what it does, and whether it is toxic or beneficial.
Ares, José Antonio. Metal : forming, forging, and welding techniques. Hauppauge, NY : Barron’s Educational Services, c2006.
Step-by-step illustrated instructions in the art of metal crafting.
Quertermous, Russell C. Modern guns : identification & values. 16th ed. Paducah, KY : Collector Books, c2007.
This popular guide contains model name, gauge or caliber, action finish or stock and forearm, barrel, cylinder or magazine, sights, weight and length, and comments.
Lupton, Ellen. Thinking with type : a critical guide for designers, writers, editors, & students. 1st ed. New York : Princeton Architectural Press, c2004.
Presents a collection of essays and practical demonstrations of typography and includes a number of examples that show how typography is structured.
Complete tiling. 1st ed. Des Moines, Iowa : Meredith Books, c2004.
A one-stop guide to the basic skills, tools, and materials needed for common plumbing repairs and maintenance projects. Includes pre-start checklists, plus tools and materials lists. More than 50 step-by-step projects.
Kramer, Hilton. The triumph of modernism : the art world, 1987-2005. Chicago : Ivan R. Dee, c2006.
A collection of essays and short pieces by art critic Hilton Kramer that explore a wide range of topics related to the art world and its evolution over the last twenty-five years.
Davitt, Keith. Hardscaping : how to use structures, pathways, patios & ornaments in your garden. New York : Sterling Pub., c2006.
A guide to hardscaping that provides information on structure and balance, discussing instilling motion, delineating spaces, creating privacy, and other related topics.
Fuse, Tomoko. Unit polyhedoron origami. 1st ed. Tokyo ; New York : New York : Japan Publications ; Distributors, Kodansha America, c2006.
Contains step-by-step, illustrated instructions for completing a variety of multidimensional origami projects.
Ros i Frigola, Maria Dolors. The art & craft of ceramics. Asheville, NC : Lark Books, c2006.
A comprehensive, illustrated guide to ceramics that explains key aspects of the craft and its basic and more advanced techniques, traces the development of ceramic art in the last century, and profiles the works of key artists.
Martin, Andrew (Andrew J.). The essential guide to mold making & slip casting. 1st ed. New York : Lark Books, c2007.
This revised and updated version of Martin’s earlier work, The Definitive Guide to Mold Making & Slip Casting: Contemporary Techniques for Potters, has all-new color photographs of the author demonstrating techniques and a gallery of finished pots by various artists. Slip casting involves pouring liquid clay into plaster molds and letting it dry to form pottery. The process is widely used in mass-production pottery, but Martin’s emphasis is on studio applications for single castings. He covers the various kinds of molds, the formulation of the slip, the casting process, and casting preparation for firing.
Batman. : the Dynamic Duo archives. New York : DC Comics, c2006.
Presents color reprints of the Batman and Robin adventures in “Detective Comics” issues 334-9 and “Batman” 168-71, first published in 1964 and 1965.
Deitch, Kim. Alias the cat! 1st ed. New York : Pantheon Books, c2007.
At the center of the novel Kim Deitch deftly places himself and his wife Pam - a passionate collector of Halloween cats from the 1920s and 30s, whose collection is impressive to say the least. But when she buys a mysterious old cat costume, she and Kim find themselves in wholly new territory: the lost world of Alias the Cat who, in 1915, appeared not only in a comic strip and film serial, but in real life as a freedom-fighting superhero.
Gaiman, Neil. The absolute Sandman. New York : DC Comics, c2006.
A hardcover collection of issues one through twenty of “The Sandman” comics, with new coloring on the first eighteen, following the fantastical doings of the Sandman and his siblings—each the embodiment of one of the dark forces of nature. Contains adult content.
Morrison, Grant. All-star Superman. New York : DC Comics, c2007.
A collection of short graphic stories featuring Superman, his friends, and his arch-enemy, Lex Luthor.
Browning, Marie. Metal crafting workshop. New York : Sterling Pub., c2006.
Presents full-color illustrated instructions for creating forty-five metal projects with lessons on hammering, embossing, decoupage, and other techniques.
Corba, Anna. Making memory boxes : 35 beautiful projects. New York : Sterling Pub., 2005. Presents instructions for more than thirty memory box projects, introducing the tools and basic techniques and showing how to create boxes with such themes as birds, books, travel, and pregnancy.
Beadwork creates jewelry : 40 beaded designs. Loveland, CO : Interweave Press, c2007.
A handpicked collection of designs from the popular Beadwork Creates series, this guide provides instructions to create a variety of jewelry, including earrings, rings, bracelets, and necklaces. These designs are from top-notch bead designers and cover a range of beadwork techniques, styles, and materials. The artful photography, step-by-step instructions, and illustrations guide and inspire both the beginning and intermediate beader.
Codina, Carles. The new jewelry : contemporary materials & techniques. 1st ed. New York : Lark Books, c2005.
Explores how modern artists are using materials such as wood, resin, polymer clay, metal clay, and inexpensive household items to create unique pieces of jewelry and describes popular methods and techniques for making jewelry.
Michaels book of wedding crafts. 1st ed. New York : Lark Books, c2006.
Contains step-by-step instructions for seventy-five wedding projects; including invitations, cakes, menus, thank-you cards, keepsake gifts, save-the-date magnets, bouquets, and more.
Bourgault, Rochelle. Hip graphic knits : unique patterns and techniques for adding stylish graphics to your knitted designs. Gloucester, Mass. : Quarry Books, c2006.
This book is all about using color—lots of it. Knitters Bourgault and Evans cover four principal methods of working with color in knitting: stripes, intarsia (picture knitting), Fair Isle (stranding different colors across the row), and surface embellishment. They illustrate these methods with 25 “teaching pieces.” Budding graphic knitwear designers will appreciate the sections devoted to embellishment ideas, converting photos to graphic knits, and design and pattern sources, while knitters with basic skills will be able to take their craft to a new creative level.
Clark, Mel. Knit 2 together : patterns and stories for serious knitting fun. New York : Stewart, Tabori & Chang, c2006.
Actress and comedian Tracey Ullman and knitwear designer Mel Clark present knitting lessons for beginners and instructions and patterns for thirty projects, including sweaters, hats, bags, pants, and decorative items; features stories from Ullman about her personal knitting adventures.
Eckman, Edie. The crochet answer book. North Adams, MA : Storey Pub., c2005.
Presents a concise handbook that answers a number of questions concerning hooks and yarns, basic stitches, gauge, following patterns, borders, and finishing off.
Meldrum, Carol. Funky knits : knitting know-how for hip young things. Loveland, CO : Interweave Press, c2006.
Provides techniques, material lists, and step-by-step instructions for creating knit clothes and accessories; including iPod covers, ponchos, bags, and sweaters.
Bloch, R. Howard. A needle in the right hand of God : the Norman conquest of 1066 and the making and meaning of the Bayeux Tapestry. 1st ed. New York : Random House, c2006.
Traces the history of the Bayeux tapestry as well as the social and political history of the Norman Conquest of 1066 that is recorded in the tapestry.
Getting started in punch needle. Urbandale, IA : Landauer Books, c2006.
Introduces the art of punch needle embroidery and presents color keys, patterns, and step-by-step instructions for creating twenty-two motifs based on those in the circa-1840 “Horse and Birds Album Quilt” in Vermont’s Shelburne Museum.
Kemp, Barbara. Punchneedle embroidery : 40 folk art designs. 1st ed. New York : Lark Books, c2006.
Step-by-step instructions in punchneedle embroidery, with patterns for creating works of folk art.
Berry, Nancy E. Architectural hardware : ideas, inspiration, and practical advice for adding handles, hinges, knobs, and pulls to your home. Gloucester, Mass. : Quarry Books, c2006.
Architectural Hardware focuses on all aspects of incorporating architectural hardware into the home, history, styles, finishes, tips from the pros, how-to projects as well as room-by-room hardware design. In addition to a complete discussion of every facet of decorative hardware components for the home, Architectural Hardware also provides useful information on what to look for when shopping for hardware, such as hardware grades, safety codes to consider, security, as well as basic step-by-step installation instructions and room-by-room design tips from top designers, builders and architects.
Gayford, Martin. The yellow house : Van Gogh, Gauguin, and nine turbulent weeks in Arles. 1st U.S. ed. New York : Little, Brown, c2006.
Explores how differences in temperament between artists Paul Gauguin and Vincent van Gogh created an explosive form of inspiration for both while the two men lived together for nine weeks in 1888.
Freeman, Michael. The complete guide to light & lighting in digital photography. 1st ed. New York : Lark Books, c2007
A comprehensive guide to lighting techniques in digital photography covering topics including working with artificial light and daylight.
Miotke, Jim. The BetterPhoto guide to digital nature photography. New York : Amphoto Books, c2007.
A comprehensive guide to taking nature photographs with a digital camera that covers light, composition, exposure, landscapes, macro images, and wildlife. Includes examples and related assignments.
Lebrecht, Norman. The life and death of classical music : featuring the 100 best and 20 worst recordings ever made. New York : Anchor Books, c2007.
Chronicles the rise of the classical recording industry from Caruso, Bernstein, Glenn Gould, Callas, and von Karajan to its decline in modern years; and provides a selection of the 100 most important recordings as well as the twenty worst recordings of all times.
Marmorstein, Gary. The label : the story of Columbia Records. New York : [Berkeley, Calif.] : Thunder’s Mouth Press ; Distributed by Publishers Group West, c2007.
Offers a behind-the-scenes look at the dramatic history of Columbia Records, profiling the influential artists, producers, and events that have shaped the label and its musical legacy.
Goldman, Vivien. The book of Exodus : the making and meaning of Bob Marley and the Wailers’ album of the century. 1st ed. New York : Three Rivers Press, c2006.
Chronicles the making of Bob Marley’s album “Exodus”, tracing the history of Jamaican music and Marley’s personal journey from Jamaica to London, where he recorded his legendary record, and discussing the cultural impact of the album.
Cobb, William Jelani. To the break of dawn : a freestyle on the hip hop aesthetic. New York : New York University Press, c2007.
Examines the history and origins of hip hop from its roots in the 1970s, and describes its relationship to other forms of ancestral expression.
Rej, Bent. The Rolling Stones in the beginning. Buffalo, N.Y. : Firefly Books (U.S.), c2006.
Collects more than three hundred photos of the Rolling Stones spanning March 1965 to May 1966, when they were on the verge of superstardom.
Ebert, Roger. Your movie sucks. Kansas City : Andrews McMeel Pub., c2007.
Roger Ebert reviews some of the worst films in recent memory. Ebert is the Pulitzer Prize-winning film critic of the Chicago Sun-Times and cohost of the national television program Ebert & Roeper.
The Village Voice film guide : 50 years of movies from classics to cult hits. Hoboken, NJ : Wiley, c2007.
Provides reviews of 150 movies featured in the magazine “Village Voice;” including films by Alfred Hitchcock, Martin Scorsese, Stanley Kubrick, Orson Wells, Jean-Luc Godard, Spike Lee, and David Cronenberg.
Siegel, Lee. Not remotely controlled : notes on television. New York : Basic Books, c2007.
A collection of essays in which Lee Siegel reflects on the impact television has had on all aspects of modern life.
Swados, Elizabeth. At play : teaching teenagers theater. 1st ed. New York : Faber and Faber, 2006.
Explains the benefits of teaching high school students improvisational theater and offers teachers advice on how to incorporate improvisation into the classroom.
Mordden, Ethan. All that glittered : the golden age of drama on Broadway, 1919-1959. 1st ed. New York : St. Martin’s Press, 2007.
Examines America’s obsession with Broadway dramas from the 1920s to the late 1950s, along with legendary actors and actresses and classic productions such as “The Women,” “Our Town,” “Auntie Mame,” and “A Streetcar Named Desire.”
Gordon, Lorraine. Alive at the Village Vanguard : my life in and out of jazz time. 1st ed. Milwaukee, WI : Hal Leonard, c2006.
Lorraine Gordon, owner of Manhattan’s Village Vanguard jazz club, shares memories about her career and the musicians that performed at her venue. Includes photographs, chronology, and discography.
Weinreb, Michael. The kings of New York : a year among the geeks, oddballs, and geniuses who make up America’s top high school chess team. New York : Gotham Books, c2007.
The author documents one year with the competitive Edward R. Murrow High School chess team through to the Super Nationals in Nashville.
Holden, Anthony. Bigger deal : a year on the new poker circuit. 1st Simon & Schuster hardcover ed. New York : Simon & Schuster, 2007.
Anthony Holden explores the world of poker in America, discussing how television and the Internet have made poker the largest single-competitor sport in the world.
Bettis, Jerome. Driving home : my unforgettable super bowl run. Chicago : Triumph Books, c2006.
Pittsburgh Steelers running back Jerome Bettis recounts his team’s last season, focusing on the team’s rise to Super Bowl fame. Includes a DVD with game highlights.
Haner, Jim. Soccerhead : an accidental journey into the heart of the American game. 1st ed. New York : North Point Press, c2006.
Presents the author’s first-hand account of his experiences coaching a youth soccer league in the suburbs of Washington D.C., chronicling the history and development of the game and his own growing obsession with the sport.
Heidenry, John. The gashouse gang : how Dizzy Dean, Leo Durocher, Branch Rickey, Pepper Martin, and their colorful, come-from-behind ball club won the world series—and America’s heart—during the great depression. New York : Public Affairs, c2007.
Traces the short lived success of the Gashouse Gang, a group of dysfunctional baseball players who rose to the top of American baseball during the Great Depression, profiling the team’s players, successes, and failures.
Shaughnessy, Dan. Senior year : a father, a son, and high school baseball. Boston : Houghton Mifflin, c2007.
Part love song to baseball, part autobiography, part a recounting of his son’s senior year in high school, this book delivers its tributes elegantly. A columnist for the Boston Globe, Shaughnessy (The Curse of the Bambino) melds an account of his own coming of age with that of son Sam, who struggles to make his mark at the game his father has made a profession out of covering.
Vecsey, George. Baseball : the history of America’s favorite game. 1st Modern Library ed., 1st ed. New York : Modern Library, c2006.
A narrative history of baseball from its origins into the twenty-first century, discussing the failures and triumphs of the game, and looking at some of the sport’s greatest heroes.
Hample, Zack. Watching baseball smarter : a professional fan’s guide for beginners, semi-experts, and deeply serious geeks. New York : Vintage Books, c2007.
Offers a compendium of facts and statistics about baseball; discussing the draft, training, pitchers and catchers, hitting, baserunning, fielding, stadiums, umpires, and more.
Murphy, Cait. Crazy ’08 : how a cast of cranks, rogues, boneheads, and magnates created the greatest year in baseball history. 1st Smithsonian Books ed. New York : Smithsonian/Collins, c2007.
Chronicles the 1908 baseball season and the historic plays and players that helped shape the game; and describes how the sport was influenced by crooked politics, crime, and fans.
Large, David Clay. Nazi games : the Olympics of 1936. 1st ed. New York : Norton, c2007.
A comprehensive examination of the 1936 Olympic games held in Berlin that describes the international effort to boycott the games, mistreatment of Jewish and African-American athletes, and Jesse Owens’s four gold-medal performances.
Tabor, James M. Forever on the mountain : the truth behind one of mountaineering’s most controversial and mysterious disasters. 1st ed. New York : W. W. Norton, c2007.
Chronicles the events surrounding a 1967 expedition in which twelve men became trapped at 20,000 feet on Alaska’s Mount McKinley and the controversial decision not to undertake a rescue mission until it was too late.
Wolk, Josh. Cabin pressure : one man’s desperate attempt to recapture his youth as a camp counselor. 1st ed. New York : Hyperion, c2007.
Josh Wolk recounts the experiences he had while working as a counselor at his boyhood summer camp in the months before his wedding, sharing how he hoped to reclaim his youth and why the reality of his experience was vastly different than what he expected.
Landis, Floyd. Positively false : the real story of how I won the Tour de France. 1st ed. New York: Simon Spotlight Entertainment, c2007.
When Floyd Landis crossed the finish line of the 2006 Tour de France, he didn’t know that the real struggle had just begun. “Master of the Mountains” Landis had overcome a disappointing start to become the winner of the 93rd installment of the most prestigious cycling race in the world. But only four days after his surprising triumph, the new international hero became the focus of the biggest drug scandal in the history of the sport when officials revealed that he had failed a test for doping. In Positively False, Landis rebuts those charges and gives his version of his steep uphill climb. (From Barnes & Noble).
Kreidler, Mark. Four days to glory : wrestling with the soul of the American heartland. 1st ed. New York : HarperCollins, c2007.
Chronicles the efforts of Iowa high school seniors Jay Borschel and Dan LeClere to become four-time state wrestling champions, following them through the 2004-05 school year to the four-day Iowa State High School Wrestling Tournament, and on to college at Virginia Tech.
Coleman, Clay. The certified diver’s handbook : the complete guide to your own underwater adventures. Camden, ME : International Marine/McGraw-Hill, c2004.
The Certified Diver’s Handbook is the only guide to help them create their own diving adventures on any budget, on any schedule, in waters local or distant, and without the restrictions of group demands. Thirty-year diving veteran and photojournalist Clay Coleman provides the insider’s tips and how-to advice divers need to equip, plan, and execute their own diving expeditions.
Barich, Bill. A fine place to daydream : racehorses, romance, and the Irish. 1st American ed. New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2006, c2005.
Bill Barich recounts the experiences he had after moving to Dublin, Ireland, focusing on how he became caught up in the Irish obsession with horses and luck as he traveled the country in search of leading trainers, jockeys, and horses.
Mosley, Walter. This year you write your novel. 1st ed. New York : Little, Brown, c2007.
Provides practical advice and strategies for completing a novel in one year; discussing the elements of fiction, how to begin, rewriting and editing, genre, and other related topics.
Let me tell you where I’ve been : new writing by women of the Iranian diaspora. Fayetteville : University of Arkansas Press, c2006.
An anthology of writings by women of the Iranian diaspora who share their experiences and impressions through poetry, fiction, and nonfiction.
The best American poetry 2006. New York : Scribner Poetry, c2006.
Contains seventy-five poems by American poets, selected by the editor as the best of 2005, and includes a brief profile of each featured poet.
Dorn, Edward. Way more West : new and selected poems. New York : Penguin Books, c2007.
Presents over 150 poems from throughout American poet Edward Dorn’s career, including previously uncollected work.
Doty, Mark. Dog years : a memoir. 1st ed. New York : Harper Collins, c2007.
Presents a comprehensive memoir of the author’s relationship with his two dogs and their impact on his family.
Walcott, Derek. Selected poems. 1st ed. New York : Farrar, Straus and Giroux, c2007.
Collects approximately 120 poems from throughout West Indian writer Derek Walcott’s career, covering such themes as love, time, nature, and colonialism’s impact on the Caribbean.
Dexter, Pete. Paper trails : true stories of confusion, mindless violence, and forbidden desires, a surprising number of which are not about marriage. 1st ed. New York : Ecco, c2007.
Collects eighty-two of novelist Pete Dexter’s newspaper columns from the 1970s and 1980s, in which he explores a variety of topics, from violence on the streets of Philadelphia to daily life with his wife and young daughter.
Fadiman, Anne. At large and at small : familiar essays. New York : Farrar, Straus and Giroux, c2007.
In At Large and At Small, Anne Fadiman returns to one of her favorite genres, the familiar essay—a beloved and hallowed literary tradition recognized for both its intellectual breadth and its miniaturist focus on everyday experiences. With the combination of humor and erudition that has distinguished her as one of our finest essayists, Fadiman draws us into twelve of her personal obsessions: from her slightly sinister childhood enthusiasm for catching butterflies to her monumental crush on Charles Lamb, from her wistfulness for the days of letter-writing to the challenges and rewards of moving from the city to the country.
Snyder, Gary. Back on the fire : essays. Emeryville, CA : [Berkeley, Calif.] : Shoemaker & Hoard ; Distributed by Publishers Group West, c2007.
A collection of nearly thirty essays by Pulitzer Prize-winner Gary Snyder on such topics as art, poetry, labor, families, nature, and ecology.
Rich, Simon. Ant farm : and other desperate situations. New York : Random House Trade Paperbacks, c2007.
Simon Rich presents a collection of humorous essays on the painful possibilities of everyday life, from childhood to adulthood.
Heaney, Seamus. District and circle. 1st American ed. New York : Farrar, Straus and Giroux, c2006.
A collection of poems by Seamus Heaney that explore the challenges people are facing at the start of the twenty-first century.
Martin, Reed. Reduced Shakespeare : the complete reader’s guide for the attention-impaired (abridged). 1st ed. New York : Hyperion, c2006.
A humorous and concise look at the life and works of seventeenth-century playwright William Shakespeare, covering his plays, sonnets and poetry, and film adaptations.
Lindsay, Elizabeth Blakesley. Great women mystery writers. 2nd ed. Westport, CT : Greenwood Press, c2007.
Profiles ninety contemporary women mystery writers including Mary Higgins Clark, Patricia Cornwell, and Janet Neel; and provides a biography, a discussion of major works and themes, and primary and secondary bibliographies.
Earle, Peter. The pirate wars. 1st St. Martin’s Griffin ed. New York : Thomas Dunne Books/St. Martin’s Griffin, c2006.
Contemporary views of pirates are based on tales of swashbuckling men with knives between their teeth serving under the skull-and-crossbones flag. Earle (Corsairs of Malta and Barbary) dismisses this myth and provides a realistic look into the malevolence of piracy and the methods nations used to bring pirates to justice. He reviews the history of piracy from the 16th century to its demise in the mid-1800s. Earle examines the major areas where pirates operated and the changing attitudes and policies of governments toward piracy. His study reveals a more sinister, less noble group of men.
Frater, Alexander. Tales from the torrid zone : travels in the deep tropics. 1st U.S. ed. New York : Knopf, c2007.
Alexander Frater recounts his travels through the deep tropics, describing the many cultures, traditions, cuisines, and people he encountered along his journey and the lasting impact they had on his life.
Zimmerman, Karla. Nova Scotia, New Brunswick & Prince Edward Island. Footscray, Vic. ; London : Lonely Planet, c2007.
Oodles of itineraries to please road-trippers, foodies, history buffs and Anne maniacs alike.
USA. 4th ed. Footscray, Vic. ; London : Lonely Planet, c2006.
Whether day-tripping from the Big Apple’s core or dreaming of the California Coast, this definitive, award-winning guide inspires you to go the distance and discover the USA’s very best.
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InfoUSA cross reference directory : Burlington-Middlebury, Vermont and vicinity. Tampa, Fla. : Hill-Donnelly. c2007.
InfoUSA cross-reference, formerly known as the Hill-Donnelly cross reference.
Koehler, Cheryl. Touring the Sierra Nevada. Reno : University of Nevada Press, c2007.
Presents a comprehensive travel guide to over 400 miles of California’s and western Nevada’s Sierra Nevada mountain range, exploring sites including Lake Tahoe and Yosemite; and providing information on parks, museums, restaurants, and lodgings.
Wilentz, Amy. I feel earthquakes more often than they happen : coming to California in the age of Schwarzenegger. New York : Simon & Schuster, c2006.
Amy Wilentz shares her impressions of California and its unlikely governor, actor Arnold Schwarzeneggar, describing the celebrities, natural disasters, hippies, politicians, and movie-obsessed residents that seem to define the state.
Finkbeiner, Ann K.. The Jasons : the secret history of science’s postwar elite. New York : Viking, c2006.
Reveals how a highly secretive team of scientists known as Jason have been working since 1960 to solve highly classified problems for the American government.
Strodder, Chris. The encyclopedia of Sixties cool : a celebration of the grooviest people, events, and artifacts of the 1960s. Santa Monica, CA : Santa Monica Press, c2007.
Profiles over 250 famous personalities of the 1960s including musicians, actors, directors, artists, athletes, writers, and politicians.
Buchwald, Art. Too soon to say goodbye. 1st ed. New York : Random House, c2006.
Renowned humorist Art Buchwald shares the final months of his life, describing how he reacted to his doctor’s announcement that his kidneys had failed and why he decided to forgo treatment and live out his life in hospice, where his humor and zest for life helped him survive longer than anyone thought possible.
Isenberg, Nancy. Fallen founder : the life of Aaron Burr. New York : Viking, c2007.
Presents a comprehensive biography of founding father and Revolutionary War hero Aaron Burr that chronicles his personal and political life as well as the events that led to his downfall and destroyed reputation.
Rounding, Virginia. Catherine the Great : love, sex, and power. 1st U.S. ed. New York : St. Martin’s Press, 2007, c2006.
A biography of Catherine the Great, focusing on the private life of the Russian ruler, discussing her marriage, her affairs, and her attempts to establish Russia as a major European power.
Dubose, Lou. Vice : Dick Cheney and the hijacking of the American presidency. 1st ed. New York : Random House, c2006.
Dick Cheney is the most powerful yet most unpopular vice president in U.S. history. He has thrived alongside a president who from day one had little interest in policy and limited experience in the ways of Washington. Yet Cheney’s quiet, steady rise to prominence over a span of three decades occurred largely behind the scenes. Now veteran reporters Lou Dubose and Jake Bernstein reveal the disturbing truth about the man who has successfully co-opted executive control over the U.S. government, serving as the de facto “shadow president” of the most dominant White House in a generation.
Hayes, Stephen F. Cheney : a revealing portrait of America’s most powerful vice president. New York : HarperCollins, c2007.
While emphasizing Cheney’s role as vice president, this biography follows his entire political career, beginning with a 1968 congressional fellowship and including key positions in the Ford and George H.W. Bush administrations, as well as 21 years as a congressman. A reporter for the Weekly Standard and author of a previous book on the connection between al Qaeda and Saddam Hussein, Hayes approaches Cheney sympathetically. . .(From Publishers Weekly, edited).
Cohen, Amy. The late bloomer’s revolution : a memoir. 1st ed. New York : Hyperion, c2007.
Amy Cohen shares how she finally accepted that fact that her life was not following the path she expected and how she found happiness in the life she never knew she wanted.
Dungy, Tony. Quiet strength : the principles, practices & priorities of a winning life. Carol Stream, Ill. : Tyndale House Publishers, c2007.
In this inspiring and reflective memoir, Coach Dungy tells the story of a life lived for God and family--and challenges us all to redefine our ideas of what it means to succeed. Includes a foreword by Denzel Washington and a 16-page color photo insert.
Rampersad, Arnold. Ralph Ellison : a biography. 1st ed. New York : Knopf, c2007.
A comprehensive biography of American scholar and writer Ralph Ellison that describes his impoverished childhood, education, and achievements as one of the most important American writers and cultural intellectuals of the twentieth century.
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Wheeler, Sara. Too close to the sun : the audacious life and times of Denys Finch Hatton. 1st U.S. ed. New York : Random House, c2006.
Chronicles the life of Denys Finch Hatton, a legendary African soldier, lover, and hunter who inspired Karen Blixen’s “Out of Africa” stories.
Grass, Günter. Peeling the onion. 1st U.S. ed. Orlando. Fla. : Harcourt, c2007.
German author Günter Grass tells his life story, describing his experiences in the Waffen-SS during World War II and in an American prisoner of war camp afterward; his relationship with his first great love, Anna; his mother’s death; and his start as a novelist.
Heinrich, Bernd. The snoring bird : my family’s journey through a century of biology. 1st ed. New York : Ecco, c2007.
The author presents a memoir of his father’s life, family, and work as a naturalist; and describes his father’s days as a soldier in Europe, their escape from the Red Army in 1945, and migration to the United States.
Hughes, Robert. Things I didn’t know : a memoir. 1st ed. New York : Knopf, c2006.
Robert Hughes analyzes the experiences that have shaped his life and writing career, describing his relationship with his parents, schooling, early writings, career achievements, and other related topics.
Kang, Zhengguo. Confessions : an innocent life in Communist China. New York : W. W. Norton, c2007.
The author of this absorbing memoir was a misfit in the most misfit-intolerant place on earth. Coming of age during the Cultural Revolution, Kang kept secret diaries, disdained the political sloganeering at his university and was sent away for requesting the suspect novel Doctor Zhivago - crimes that landed him a three-year prison term and resettlement in a peasant commune where the work was almost as backbreaking as in the camps. (From Publishers Weekly).
Lear, Linda J.. Beatrix Potter : a life in nature. New York : St. Martin’s Press, c2007.
A biography of early twentieth-century children’s writer and illustrator, Beatrix Potter, that describes her life and works, her significant scientific and environmental accomplishments, and artistry in storytelling and illustrating.
Lindeen, Laurie. Petal pusher : a rock and roll Cinderella story. 1st Atria Books hardcover ed. New York : Atria Books, c2007.
Sharp and sensitive, stoned silly and serious, all in the right places, Lindeen’s account of her life as guitarist and songwriter for Zuzu’s Petals is a love song (played really fast) for the postpunk or Amer-indie scene of mid-1980s Minneapolis, when bands like the Replacements and Soul Asylum had yet to move from cult heroes to major-label artists. It was also the time when Lindeen, a music-loving, four-time college dropout with multiple sclerosis, could guilelessly decide to “start a band and make that exciting life of song and guitar feedback, travel and intrigue, carousing and cavorting our own.” (From Publishers Weekly).
McAuliffe, Terry. What a party! : my life among Democrats : presidents, candidates, donors, activists, alligators, and other wild animals. 1st ed. New York : Thomas Dunne Books/St. Martin’s Press, c2007.
Former chairman of the Democratic National Committee, Terry McAuliffe, describes his life and career as a political fundraiser for the Democratic Party along with key information on behind-the-scene political strategies.
McGreevey, Dina Matos. Silent partner : a memoir of my marriage. 1st ed. New York : Hyperion, c2007.
Dina Matos McGreevey, wife of former New Jersey governor Jim McGreevey, who resigned his office and admitted he was gay, recounts the details of her marriage.
Mowat, Farley. Bay of spirits : a love story. 1st Carroll & Graf ed. New York : [Berkeley, Calif.] : Carroll & Graf Publishers ; Distributed by Publishers Group West, 2007, c2006.
Beginning with his 1957 visit to Newfoundland’s fishing villages and subsequent purchase of a schooner, Farley Mowat tells the story of his love affair with the region’s people, describing their disappearing way of life, and with Claire Wheeler, a woman whom he, married with children, met by chance on his ship and with whom he began a new life.
Norton, Jim. Happy endings. 1st ed. New York : Simon Spotlight Entertainment, c2007.
Jim Norton is a pervert in the truest sense of the word. The physical equivalent of a tall slug, he pays top dollar for massages with happy endings, and is fascinated by shitty sitcoms and fat girls. He is also, at times, racially offensive and morally repugnant. He spares no one in his comedy—least of all himself.
Novak, Robert D. The prince of darkness : 50 years reporting in Washington. 1st ed. New York : Crown Forum, c2007.
The barbs start flying on page one (Bush critic Joseph Wilson: What an asshole!) and continue to nearly the end (CNN correspondent Ed Henry: duplicitous phony) of this thick memoir by the conservative journalist and pundit. (From Publishers Weekly)
Rangel, Charles B. And I haven’t had a bad day since : from the streets of Harlem to the halls of Congress. New York : Thomas Dunne Books/St. Martin’s Press, c2007.
Democratic congressman Charles Rangel chronicles his childhood in Harlem, his experiences in the Korean War, his many years in Congress, and his hopes for the future of America.
Diggins, John P. Ronald Reagan : fate, freedom, and the making of history. 1st ed. New York : W.W. Norton, c2007.
Profiles the political career and policies of former President Ronald Reagan including his negotiations with Gorbachev, his opposition to foreign interventions, and his distrust of big government.
Ripken, Cal. Get in the game : 8 elements of perseverance that make the difference. New York : Gotham Books, c2007.
Baseball legend Cal Ripken, Jr., shares his Eight Elements of Perseverance, which helped him find success and fulfillment in all areas of his life, and offers advice on how others can use those principles in their own lives.
Vaill, Amanda. Somewhere : the life of Jerome Robbins. 1st ed. New York : Broadway Books, c2006.
Chronicles the life of choreographer and Broadway legend Jerome Robbins, discussing his Jewish roots, childhood, personal life, career achievements, lifestyle, and other related topics.
Rucyahana, John. The bishop of Rwanda. Nashville, Tenn. : Thomas Nelson, c2007.
Anglican Bishop John Rucyahana describes the events leading up to the genocide in Rwanda where over one million ethnic Tutsis and moderate Hutu sympathizers were massacred in 1994 by two extremist Hutu militia groups.
Spencer, Irene. Shattered dreams : my life as a polygamist’s wife. New York : Hachette Book Group USA, c2007.
Irene Spencer did as she felt God commanded in marrying her brother-in-law Verlan LeBaron, becoming his second wife. When the government raided the fundamentalist, polygamous Mormon village of Short Creek, Arizona, Irene and her family fled to Verlan's brothers' Mexican ranch. They lived in squalor and desolate conditions in the Mexican desert with Verlan's six brothers, one sister, and numerous wives and children. Readers will be appalled and astonished, but most amazingly, greatly inspired. Irene's dramatic story reveals how far religion can be stretched and abused and how one woman and her children found their way out.
Steinke, Darcey. Easter everywhere : a memoir. 1st U.S. ed. New York : [S.l.] : Bloomsbury ; Distributed to the trade by Holtzbrinck Publishers, c2007.
Darcey Steinke recounts her spiritual journey, discussing how her childhood as the daughter of a minister influenced her religious beliefs and practices and sharing her own quest for religious fulfillment.
Trussoni, Danielle. Falling through the Earth : a memoir. 1st ed. New York : Henry Holt, c2006.
Danielle Trussoni shares how her father’s service in the Vietnam War influenced every aspect of their life once he returned home.
Red book : American state, county & town sources. 3rd ed. Provo, Utah : Ancestry, c2004.
Family history research is easier than it has ever been. Today, with an increased emphasis on preserving local records and with the burgeoning use of the Internet and computer technology, we can discover a great deal regarding the specifics of our family’s past - no matter what the locality. Designed to help you recover the multigenerational facts of your ancestry, Red Book is an expansive guide to the most useful resources in each of the fifty United States and the District of Columbia. Organized by state, the book easily directs you to information-rich resources. The result of the collective effort of renowned professional researchers and state archivists, this book sets the standard for resource identification and is a must for anyone serious about tracing their roots in the United States.
Kapuscinski, Ryszard. Travels with Herodotus. 1st ed. New York : Alfred A. Knopf, c2007.
Ryszard Kapuscinski recounts his dreams of going abroad and his experiences as a young reporter in India, where he struggled to understand the non-Western world he encountered.
Jones, Terry. Terry Jones’ barbarians. London [England] : BBC Books, c2006.
Terry Jones’ Barbarians takes a completely fresh approach to Roman history. No one nowadays would try to tell the story of the British Empire from the point of view of the British, but the story of the Roman Empire is still always told from the perspective of Rome. Well, not any more! This is the story of the Roman Empire as seen by the Britons, Gauls, Germans, Hellenes, Persians, and Africans. And suddenly, the Romans don’t look all that familiar. In place of the propaganda pushed on us by the Romans, we’ll see these people as they really were. The Vandals didn’t vandalize—the Romans did. The Goths didn’t sack Rome—the Romans did. Traversing the landscape of the Roman Empire, Terry Jones brings wit, irreverence, and the very latest scholarship to transform a history that seemed well past its sell-date.
Barbero, Alessandro. The day of the barbarians : the battle that led to the fall of the Roman Empire. 1st U.S. ed. New York : [S.l.] : Walker ; Distributed to the trade by Holtzbrinck, c2007.
Chronicles the events of the second Battle of Adrianople in A.D. 378, between the Roman Emperor Valens and Gothic rebels, which many believe was the beginning of the final collapse of the Western Roman Empire in the fifth century.
Saunders, Nicholas J. Alexander’s tomb : the two thousand year obsession to find the lost conqueror. New York : Basic Books, c2006.
A historical narrative that chronicles the various searches for the tomb of Alexander the Great by pharaohs, Christian emperors, and archeologists from antiquity to the present; and provides tales of conquest and political intrigue involving it.
Mak, Geert. In Europe : travels through the twentieth century. Pantheon Books, N.Y. : Pantheon Books, c2007.
Dutch journalist and historian Mak (Amsterdam: A Brief Life of the City) was commissioned by the respected Dutch newspaper NRC Handelsblad to travel throughout Europe for one year reporting on the state of the districts he visited and placing them in the context of their 20th-century past. The result is an absorbing account in 66 short chapters divided by chronological time period (1900-99) and by the 12 months of the author’s journey. (From Library Journal).
Friedländer, Saul. The years of extermination : Nazi Germany and the Jews, 1939-1945. 1st ed. New York : HarperCollins, c2007.
Analyzes the persecution and murder of Jews throughout occupied Europe during World War II, examining German extermination policies and measures and their reliance on the cooperation of local authorities.
Kershaw, Ian. Fateful choices : ten decisions that changed the world, 1940-1941. New York : Penguin Press, c2007.
Recreates a sequence of ten decisions made by world leaders, including Hitler, Churchill, Roosevelt, Stalin, and Mussolini, from 1940 to 1941 that changed the course of human history.
Sebag-Montefiore, Hugh. Dunkirk : fight to the last man. Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard University Press, c2006.
Presents a comprehensive examination of the evacuation of the British Army from Dunkirk in the opening days of World War II, describing the men who fought as well as those who risked their lives to bring them back to England.
Barone, Michael. Our first revolution : the remarkable British upheaval that inspired America’s founding fathers. 1st ed. New York : Crown Publishers, c2007.
Explains how the late-seventeenth-century uprising known as the Glorious Revolution laid the foundation for the ideals of freedom and individual rights that inspired the Founding Fathers.
Taylor, Fred. The Berlin Wall : a world divided, 1961-1989. 1st U.S. ed. New York : HarperCollins, , c2006.
Presents a comprehensive account of the Berlin Wall and the divided city from its construction in 1961 to its demise in 1989; and examines the post-war political tensions that created it.
Korda, Michael. Journey to a revolution : a personal memoir and history of the Hungarian Revolution of 1956. 1st ed. New York : HarperCollins, c2006.
The author presents an eyewitness account of the Hungarian Revolution against the Communist Party in 1956.
Moore, Lucy. Liberty : the lives and times of six women in revolutionary France. 1st U.S. ed. New York : HarperCollins, c2007.
Profiles the lives of six women who helped to shape the outcome of the French Revolution.
Tremlett, Giles. Ghosts of Spain : travels through Spain and its silent past. 1st U.S. ed. New York : [S.l.] : Walker ; Distributed to the trade by Holtzbrinck Publishers, 2007, c2006.
Examines Spain’s dark history including the causes and consequences of the Spanish Civil War, the recent discovery of mass graves from the Franco era, and why Spaniards prefer to stay silent on many issues of Spain’s past.
Politkovskaya, Anna. A Russian diary : a journalist’s final account of life, corruption, and death in Putin’s Russia. New York : Random House, c2007.
Russian journalist Anna Politkovskaya, who was murdered in a contract killing in 2006, recounts her impressions of life in Russia from the parliamentary elections of December 2003 to the summer of 2005, after the Beslan school siege.
Spector, Ronald H.. In the ruins of empire : the Japanese surrender and the battle for postwar Asia. 1st ed. New York : Random House, c2007.
Spector follows up on Eagle Against the Sun, his account of the American struggle against the Japanese in World War II, with a chronicle of the aftermath of this crucial conflict. He tells the fascinating story of the deadly confrontations that broke out—or merely continued—in Asia after peace was proclaimed. Under occupation by the victorious Allies, this part of the world was plunged into new power struggles, or back into old feuds, that in some ways were worse than the war itself. International suspicions were still strong; die-hard Japanese officers plotted to prevent surrender; in Manchuria, Russian “liberators” looted, raped, and killed innocent civilians; in China a fratricidal rivalry continued between Chiang Kai-shek’s regime and Mao’s revolutionaries; and Southeast Asia and Korea became powderkegs, with Communists only one of several competing anticolonial factions.—From publisher description.
Gifford, Rob. China road : a journey into the future of a rising power. 1st ed. New York : Random House, c2007.
National Public Radio reporter Rob Gifford recounts the experiences he had while traveling along China’s three thousand-mile Route 312, describing the people he met on his journey and the things he learned about the country and its history.
Weisskopf, Michael. Blood brothers : among the soldiers of ward 57. 1st ed. New York : Holt, c2006.
“Time” magazine correspondent Michael Weisskopf describes his experiences in the amputee ward of Walter Reed Medical Center in Washington, D.C., after losing a hand to a grenade in Iraq, and chronicles the physical, emotional, and psychological recoveries of three soldiers he met there.
Estrada, Alfredo Jose. Havana : autobiography of a city. 1st ed. New York : Palgrave Macmillan, c2007.
Presents a comprehensive history of Havana, Cuba, from its initial conquest by the Spanish in 1519 to the present including chapters on Ernest Hemingway, social life during the casino and mobster era, and life in Havana under Castro.
Kupperman, Karen Ordahl. The Jamestown project. Cambridge, Mass. : Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, c2007.
Describes the history of the Jamestown settlement, its first difficult years, dependence upon local natives, and its eventual influence on later colonial settlements.
Hickey, Donald R.. Don’t give up the ship : myths of the War of 1812. Urbana : University of Illinois Press, c2006.
Explores how the truth about the American military’s defeat by the British in the War of 1812 has been twisted by history and touted as a spectacular win for the new country.
Boritt, G. S.. The Gettysburg gospel : the Lincoln speech that nobody knows. New York : Simon & Schuster, c2006.
Describes the events surrounding Abraham Lincoln’s historic speech following the Battle of Gettysburg in July 1863, how he responded to the politics of the time, and the importance of that speech.
Ricks, Mary Kay. Escape on the Pearl : the heroic bid for freedom on the Underground Railroad. 1st ed. New York : W. Morrow, c2007.
Chronicles the 1848 escape attempt of seventy-seven slaves setting sail from Washington, D.C., on a schooner named “Pearl,” examining the lives of the fugitives, particularly sisters Mary and Emily Edmonson, and discussing the attempt’s impact on American history.
Johnson, Chalmers A. Nemesis : the last days of the American Republic. 1st ed. New York : Metropolitan Books, c2006.
Examines the potential consequences of American foreign policy of the twentieth and early twenty-first centuries, comparing the U.S. to the Roman and British empires and arguing that economic and constitutional offenses committed for the Iraq War and other purposes could lead to economic and constitutional collapse.
Morris, Dick. Outrage : how illegal immigration, the United Nations, congressional ripoffs, student loan overcharges, tobacco companies, trade protection, and drug companies are ripping us off—and what to do about it. 1st ed. New York : HC, c2007.
Reveals how government corruption is threatening the American people and government and proposes strict measures to prevent those outrages from occurring in the future.
Calloway, Colin G. (Colin Gordon). The Shawnees and the war for America. New York : Viking, c2007.
Long before the American Revolution, the Shawnees lived in Ohio, hunted in Kentucky, and traveled as far afield as Pennsylvania, Georgia, and Missouri. White settlers, however, sharply curtailed their freedom. With the courage and resilience embodied by their legendary leader Tecumseh, the Shawnee tribe waged a war of territorial and cultural resistance that lasted for more than sixty years. For a time the Shawnees and their allies met American forces on nearly equal terms - but their story is of an embattled nation fighting to maintain its cultural and political independence.
Van Heerden, Ivor Ll. The storm : what went wrong and why during hurricane Katrina : the inside story from one Louisiana scientist. New York : Viking, c2006.
Presents a scientific explanation of the Hurricane Katrina tragedy and why the levees failed to protect New Orleans, and maintains that properly designed and constructed levees would have protected the city.
Griffin, Patrick. American leviathan : empire, nation, and revolutionary frontier. 1st ed. New York : Hill and Wang, c2007.
Explores the nature of the white settlers of the Western frontier borderlands during the Revolutionary War era, arguing that the battles waged between whites and Native Americans played a key role in the quest for independence, but also set the stage for an ongoing tradition of racial intolerance in the U.S.
Krist, Gary. The white cascade : the Great Northern Railway disaster and America’s deadliest avalanche. 1st ed. New York : Henry Holt, c2007.
Provides an account of the blizzard that swept the Pacific Northwest in February 1910 stranding two Great Northern Railway trains traveling through the Cascade Mountains from Spokane to Seattle, and describes the avalanche that struck on the sixth night of the ordeal, knocking both trains off the track and into the canyon below, and claiming the lives of nearly one hundred people.
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Audio & Visual Materials
Crusie, Jennifer. Bet me. Abridged. Grand Haven, MI : Brilliance Audio, p2004.
Read by Deanna Hurst. Min Dobbs knows there is no happy-ever-after with Cal Morrisey because he invited her to dinner to win a bet. He thinks a relationship with a woman as cranky as Min is out of the question. When they say good-bye at the end of the evening, they never plan to see each other again. But Fate has other plans, and it’s not long before they are together again, betting on the biggest gamble of them all—real love.
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Capote, Truman, 1924-1984. In cold blood. New York : Random House Audio, p2006.
Read by Scott Brick. With the publication of this book, Capote permanently ripped through the barrier separating crime reportage from serious literature. As he reconstructs the 1959 murder of a Kansas farm family and the investigation that led to the capture, trial, and execution of the killers, Capote generates suspense and empathy.
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Trillin, Calvin. About Alice. Unabridged. New York : Random House Audio, p2006.
Read by the author. Trillin’s narration of his loving reminiscences of his late wife Alice might best be described as an “unobtrusive” narration: he steps back and lets the words speak for themselves. (From Publishers Weekly).
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Obama, Barack. The audacity of hope : [thoughts on reclaiming the American dream]. Abridged. New York : Random House Audio, p2006.
Read by the author. The junior senator from Illinois discusses how to transform U.S. politics, calling for a return to America’s original ideals and revealing how they can address such issues as globalization and the function of religion in public life.
Forsyth, Frederick. The afghan. New York : Penguin Audio, p2006.
Narrated by Robert Powell. British and American intelligence is pitted against the nearly impenetrable Al Qaeda terrorism network.
Herbert, Brian. Hunters of Dune. Unabridged. New York : Audio Renaissance, p2006.
Read by Scott Brick. Based on the final outline of Frank Herbert this book answers the question left by his final novel. Fugitives fleeing a mysterious enemy fly into the uncharted galaxy, and using genetic technology they revive key figures from Dune’s past to strengthen their forces.
Mankell, Henning. One step behind. Ashland, Or. : Blackstone Audiobooks, p2007.
Read by Dick Hill. It is midsummer’s eve. Three young friends meet in a wood to act out an elaborate masque. But unknown to them they are being watched. With a bullet each, all three are murdered. Soon afterward, one of Kurt Wallender’s colleagues is found murdered.
Mayor, Archer. St. Albans fire. North Kingstown, RI : BBC Audiobooks America, p2005.
Read by Christopher Graybill. Intrepid detective Joe Gunther and the overworked Vermont Bureau of Investigation team is pushed to the limit by a string of serial arsons across the Green Mountain State that has culminated in a shocking series of murders.
Mayor, Archer. The second mouse. North Kingstown, RI : BBC Audiobooks America, p2006.
Narrated by Christopher Graybill. Called to the scene of a young woman’s supposed suicide, Joe Gunther becomes suspicious about the death, but his investigation is hampered by the local medical examiner and by a trio of dangerous criminals on a crime spree.
O’Brian, Patrick, 1914-2000. The letter of Marque. Ashland, OR : Blackstone Audio, p2006.
Read by Simon Vance. Jack Aubrey, a former sea-officer in the British Navy and still bitter about his court-martial, agrees to take command of his old ship, the Surprise, which was sold to Dr. Stephen Maturin, who obtained a letter of marque to use the ship as a privateer.
Palahniuk, Chuck. Survivor. Unabridged ed. [Ashland, Or. : Blackstone Audio, p2006.
Read by Paul Garcia. The leader of a suicide cult commandeers a Boeing 747 and dictates his life story into the black box while waiting for the plane to run out of fuel.
Rankin, Ian. Bleeding hearts. North Kingstown, RI : BBC Audiobooks America, p2006.
Narrated by Steven Pacey. Assassin Michael Weston lives and works in the fear that the father of a young girl whom Weston accidentally killed long ago will finally track him down.
Winspear, Jacqueline. Messenger of truth : a Maisie Dobbs novel. Unabridged. New York : Audio Renaissance, p2006.
Read by Orlagh Cassidy. London, 1931. On the night before the opening of his new and much-anticipated exhibition at a famed Mayfair gallery, Nicholas Bassington-Hope falls to his death. The police declare it an accident, but the dead man’s twin sister, Georgina, isn’t convinced. When the authorities refuse to conduct further investigations, Georgina takes matters into her own hands, seeking out a fellow graduate from Girton College: Maisie Dobbs, psychologist and investigator.
Wolfman, Marv. Superman returns. Library ed. Ashland, Or. : Blackstone Audiobooks, 2006.
Read by Scott Brick. Following a mysterious absence of several years, the Man of Steel comes back to Earth in the epic action-adventure Superman Returns, a soaring new chapter in the saga of one of the world’s most beloved super heroes. While an old enemy plots to render him powerless once and for all, Superman faces the heartbreaking realization that the woman he loves, Lois Lane, has moved on with her life.