Adams Book Fund

Each calendar year a number of titles are purchased through the Adams Book Endowed Funds. This is the list of titles purchased during the 2017-2018 Academic year.

Established in 1954 and increased thereafter by anonymous donors for the purchase of books in the departments of English and history. Income used for books for the library.

In addition, the following databases were supported.
Bibliotheca
Kanopy
Nation Archive
New Republic Archive



  • BRACE 305.42 AD42D
    Adichie, Chimamanda Ngozi
    Dear Ijeawele, or A feminist manifesto in fifteen suggestions
    Publication Year:2017
    Summary:Receiving a letter from a friend asking her how to raise her baby girl to be a feminist, Adichie responded with fifteen suggestions for how to empower a daughter to become a strong, independent woman. Her suggestions ranged from options for non-stereotyped toy options, to debunking myths that women are somehow biologically programmed to be in the kitchen instead of having a career. Adichie’s letter will start an urgently needed conversation about what it really means to be a woman today.


  • 280 C66B
    Cooper, Kate
    Band of angels : the forgotten world of early Christian women
    Publication Year:2014
    Summary:In this inspiring histoy of the early Christian movement, award-winning historian Kate Cooper paints a vivid picture of the triumphs and hardships of the mothers of the church. According to most recorded history, women in the ancient world lived invisibly. Piecing together their story from the few contemproary accounts that have survived required painstaking detective work by Cooper, but it renders the past and the present in a new light. Band of Angels tells the remarkable story of how a new understanding of relationships took root in the ancient world. Women from all walks of life played an invaluable role in Christianity’s rapid expansion. Their story is a testament to what unseen people can achieve, and how the power of ideas can change the world, one household at a time.


  • 297 AL46IS
    Islam in the Indian Ocean world : a brief history with documents
    Publication Year:2016
    Summary:Contains primary source documents.


  • 909.07 C28IN
    Catlos, Brian A.
    Infidel kings and unholy warriors : faith, power, and violence in the age of crusade and jihad
    Publication Year:2014
    Summary:"An in-depth portrait of the Crusades-era Mediterranean world, and a new understanding of the forces that shaped it. In Infidel Kings and Unholy Warriors, the award-winning scholar Brian Catlos puts us on the ground in the Mediterranean world of 1050-1200. We experience the sights and sounds of the region just as enlightened Islamic empires and primitive Christendom began to contest it. We learn about the siege tactics, theological disputes, and poetry of this enthralling time. And we see that people of different faiths coexisted far more frequently than we are commonly told. Catlos’s meticulous reconstruction of the era allows him to stunningly overturn our most basic assumption about it: that it was defined by religious extremism. He brings to light many figures who were accepted as rulers by their ostensible foes. Samuel B. Naghrilla, a self-proclaimed Jewish messiah, became the force behind Muslim Granada. Bahram Pahlavuni, an Armenian Christian, wielded power in an Islamic caliphate. And Philip of Mahdia, a Muslim eunuch, rose to admiral in the service of Roger II, the Christian "King of Africa." What their lives reveal is that, then as now, politics were driven by a mix of self-interest, personality, and ideology. Catlos draws a similar lesson from his stirring chapters on the early Crusades, arguing that the notions of crusade and jihad were not causes of war but justifications. He imparts a crucial insight: the violence of the past cannot be blamed primarily on religion"–




  • 937 B32SP
    Beard, Mary
    SPQR : a history of ancient Rome
    Publication Year:2015
    Summary:A prominent classicist explores ancient Rome and how its citizens adapted the notion of imperial rule, invented the concepts of citizenship and nation, and made laws about those traditionally overlooked in history, including women, slaves, and criminals.


  • 939.6 L48S
    Liu, Xinru.
    The Silk Roads : a brief history with documents
    Publication Year:2012
    Summary:Contains primary source documents.,This thoughtful introduction examines the many ways in which the peoples along the Silk Roads interacted, and considers the implications for economies and societies, as well as political and religious institutions. The book contains a range of primary material, some of which has been translated into English for the first time.


  • 940.21 R86M
    Rumsey, Thomas R.
    Men and women of the renaissance and reformation, 1300-1600
    Publication Year:1981
    Summary:Contains chapters on rulers, religious leaders, and explorers as well as an overview of women and families in the Renaissance.


  • 943.1 M22B
    MacLean, Rory
    Berlin : portrait of a city through the centuries
    Publication Year:2014
    Summary:"Why are we drawn to certain cities? Perhaps because of a story read in childhood. Or a chance teenage meeting. Or maybe simply because the place touches us, embodying in its tribes, towers and history an aspect of our understanding of what it means to be human. Paris is about romantic love. Lourdes equates with devotion. New York means energy. London is forever trendy. Berlin is all about volatility. Berlin is a city of fragments and ghosts, a laboratory of ideas, the fount of both the brightest and darkest designs of history’s most bloody century. The once arrogant capital of Europe was devastated by Allied bombs, divided by the Wall, then reunited and reborn as one of the creative centers of the world. Today it resonates with the echo of lives lived, dreams realized, and evils executed with shocking intensity. No other city has repeatedly been so powerful and fallen so low; few other cities have been so shaped and defined by individual imaginations. Berlin tells the volatile history of Europe’s capital over five centuries through a series of intimate portraits of two dozen key residents: the medieval balladeer whose suffering explains the Nazis’ rise to power; the demonic and charismatic dictators who schemed to dominate Europe; the genius Jewish chemist who invented poison gas for First World War battlefields and then the death camps; the iconic mythmakers like Christopher Isherwood, Leni Riefenstahl, and David Bowie, whose heated visions are now as real as the city’s bricks and mortar. Alongside them are portrayed some of the countless ordinary Berliners who one has never heard of, whose lives can only be imagined: the Scottish mercenary who fought in the Thirty Years’ War, the ambitious prostitute who refashioned herself as a baroness, the fearful Communist Party functionary who helped to build the Wall, and the American spy from the Midwest whose patriotism may have turned the course of the Cold War. Berlin is a history book like no other, with an originality that reflects the nature of the city itself. In its architecture, through its literature, in its movies and songs, Berliners have conjured their hard capital into a place of fantastic human fantasy. No other city has so often surrendered itself to its own seductive myths. No other city has been so shaped and defined by individual imaginations. Berlin captures, portrays, and propagates the remarkable story of those myths and their makers"–




  • REF 297 OX2
    The Oxford history of Islam
    Publication Year:1999
    Summary:Contains a chronology of events in Islam from the birth of Muhammad to 1998.


  • REF 616.9 C96ON
    Cumo, Christopher
    The ongoing Columbian exchange : stories of biological and economic transfer in world history
    Publication Year:2015
    Summary:Contains primary source documents.,"This unique encyclopedia enables students to understand the myriad ways that the Columbian Exchange shaped the modern world, covering every major living organism from pathogens and plants to insects and mammals"–


  • REF 815 SM4AM
    American history through its greatest speeches : a documentary history of the United States
    Publication Year:2017
    Summary:"These volumes select more than two hundred of the most important speeches in American history. They seek to provide examples and shed light on how the use of speeches in the nation’s history have made contributions to the manner in which men and women in the United States have examined the crucial issues and concerns of their time"–,Contains primary source material.


  • REF 860.9 L83L
    The literature of Spain and Latin America
    Publication Year:2010


  • REF 909.09 AT52
    The Princeton companion to Atlantic history
    Publication Year:2014


  • REF 944.04 H26H
    Hanson, Paul R.
    Historical dictionary of the French Revolution
    Publication Year:2015


  • REF 967.03 J22AF
    African history through sources
    Publication Year:2014
    Summary:A collection of primary source documents on sub-Saharan Africa during the colonial period.,Contains primary source documents.,A collection of primary source documents on sub-Saharan Africa during the colonial period.


  • 070.5 G68AV
    Gottlieb, Robert
    Avid reader : a life
    Publication Year:2017
    Summary:After editing The Columbia Review, staging plays at Cambridge, and a stint in the greeting-card department of Macy’s, Robert Gottlieb stumbled into a job at Simon and Schuster. By the time he left to run Alfred A. Knopf a dozen years later, he was the editor in chief, having discovered and edited Catch-22 and The American Way of Death, among other bestsellers. At Knopf, Gottlieb edited a long list of authors, including Toni Morrison, John Cheever, Doris Lessing, John le Carré, Michael Crichton, Lauren Bacall, Katharine Graham, Robert Caro, Nora Ephron, and Bill Clinton — not to mention Bruno Bettelheim and Miss Piggy. In Avid Reader, Gottlieb writes about succeeding William Shawn as the editor of The New Yorker, and the challenges and satisfactions of running America’s preeminent magazine. Sixty years after joining Simon and Schuster, Gottlieb is still at it — editing, anthologizing, and, to his surprise, writing.


  • 305.24 AL3C
    Allen, Danielle S.
    Cuz : the life and times of Michael A.
    Publication Year:2017
    Summary:"In a shattering work that shifts between a woman’s private anguish over the loss of her beloved baby cousin and a scholar’s fierce critique of the American prison system, Danielle Allen seeks answers to what, for many years, felt unanswerable. Why? Why did her cousin, a precocious young man who dreamed of being a firefighter and a writer, end up dead? Why did he languish in prison? And why, at the age of fifteen, was he in an alley in South Central Los Angeles, holding a gun while trying to steal someone’s car?"–Dust flap


  • 808.02 M26D
    McPhee, John
    Draft no. 4 : on the writing process
    Publication Year:2017
    Summary:"McPhee offers … guidance in the decisions regarding arrangement, diction, and tone that shape nonfiction pieces, and he presents extracts from his work, subjecting them to wry scrutiny"–Amazon.com.


  • 813 N112ZS
    Schiff, Stacy.
    Vera (Mrs. Vladimir Nabokov)
    Publication Year:2000


  • 840.9 D16F
    Darnton, Robert.
    The forbidden best-sellers of pre-revolutionary France
    Publication Year:1996


  • Online Database
    The Columbia Granger’s world of poetry
    Publication Year:1999
    Summary:Indexes poetry in published anthologies, with citations providing poem title, author, publisher, subject(s), and a list of anthologies in which the selected poem appears; includes brief biographies of poets, some commentary, and full text of some poems.


  • Online Database
    World History Modern Era
    Publication Year:-1


  • OS FICTION C2363AL
    Carroll, Lewis
    Alicia en el Pais de las Maravillas
    Publication Year:2012
    Summary:By falling down a rabbit hole and stepping through a mirror, Alice experiences unusual adventures with a variety of nonsensical characters. Includes poems and another story by Lewis Carroll.




  • S 836 G16
    García Márquez, Gabriel
    Cien años de soledad
    Publication Year:2009
    Summary:Tells the story of the gradual modernization of the mythical town of Macondo through the history of the Buendia family.


  • F 842 C33T
    Césaire, Aimé.
    La tragédie du roi Christophe; théâtre.
    Publication Year:1970




  • 822.3 S5ZEC
    Bruckner, Lynne Dickson.
    Ecocritical Shakespeare
    Publication Year:2011


  • 823 J85ZBIR
    Birmingham, Kevin
    The most dangerous book : the battle for James Joyce’s Ulysses
    Publication Year:2014
    Summary:For more than a decade, the book that literary critics now consider the most important novel in the English language was illegal to own, sell, advertise or purchase in most of the English-speaking world. James Joyce’s big blue book, "Ulysses, " ushered in the modernist era and changed the novel for all time. But the genius of "Ulysses "was also its danger: it omitted absolutely nothing. All of the minutiae of Leopold Bloom’s day, including its unspeakable details, unfold with careful precision in its pages. The New York Society for the Suppression of Vice immediately banned the novel as "obscene, lewd, and lascivious." Joyce, along with some of the most important publishers and writers of his era, had to fight for years to win the freedom to publish it. "The Most Dangerous Book" tells the remarkable story surrounding "Ulysses," from the first stirrings of Joyce’s inspiration in 1904 to its landmark federal obscenity trial in 1933.


  • 823.08 SA9
    Sayers, Dorothy L.
    The omnibus of crime.
    Publication Year:1961


  • 824 SM55C
    Smith, Zadie
    Feel free : essays
    Publication Year:2018
    Summary:A collection of both previously unpublished works and classic essays includes discussions of recent cultural and political events, social networking, libraries, and the failure to address global warming.


  • 829.1 D35W
    The word exchange : Anglo-Saxon poems in translation
    Publication Year:2011
    Summary:123 Anglo-Saxon poems brought to life by an all-star cast of contemporary poets in an authoritative bilingual edition.


  • 838 B43S V.3
    Benjamin, Walter
    Selected writings
    Publication Year:1996


  • 851 D23JA
    Dante Alighieri
    The divine comedy
    Publication Year:2013
    Summary:Presents a translation of Dante’s allegorical poem.


  • 860 B64AR
    Borges, Jorge Luis
    Professor Borges : a course on English literature
    Publication Year:2013


  • 860.9 SI3G
    Sierra, Marta
    Gendered spaces in Argentine women’s literature
    Publication Year:2012
    Summary:"Gendered Spaces in Argentine Women’s Literature addresses the largely understudied issue of how gendered spatial relations impact the production of literary works. It addresses gender implications of spatial categories: the notions of home and away, placement and displacement, dwelling and travel, location and dislocation, and the role they came to play in the literary history and cultural criticism of Argentina from 1920 to the present. This study offers a cross-disciplinary model, blending theories from literary studies and cultural geography, and drawing on the methods of gender and women’s studies, Latin American studies, and literary studies"–




  • 861 G16
    García Lorca, Federico
    A poet in New York = Poeta en Nueva York
    Publication Year:2008


  • 863 B64ZBO
    Boldy, Steven.
    A companion to Jorge Luis Borges
    Publication Year:2009
    Summary:"Jorge Luis Borges is one of the key writers of the twentieth century in the context of both Hispanic and world literature. This Companion has been designed for keen readers of Borges whether they approach him in English or Spanish, within or outside a university context. It takes his stories and essays of the forties and fifties, especially Ficciones and El Aleph, to be his most significant works, and organizes its material in consequence. About two thirds of the book analyzes the stories of this period text by text. The early sections map Borges’s intellectual trajectory up to the fifties in some detail, and up to his death more briefly. They aim to provide an account of the context which will allow the reader maximum access to the meaning and significance of his work and present a biographical narrative developed against the Argentine literary world in which Borges was a key player, the Argentine intellectual tradition in its historical context, and the Argentine and world politics to which his works respond in more or less obvious ways."–Jacket.


  • 863 F95ZB
    Carlos Fuentes : a critical view
    Publication Year:2011


  • 863 G16ZB
    Bell-Villada, Gene H.
    García Márquez : the man and his work
    Publication Year:1990


  • 883 N42W
    Nicolson, Adam
    Why Homer matters
    Publication Year:2014
    Summary:"In this passionate, deeply personal book, Adam Nicolson explains why Homer matters–to him, to you, to the world–in a text full of twists, turns and surprises. In a spectacular journey through mythical and modern landscapes, Adam Nicholson explores the places forever haunted by their Homeric heroes. From Sicily, awash with wildflowers shadowed by Italy’s largest oil refinery, to Ithaca, southern Spain, and the mountains on the edges of Andalusia and Extremadura, to the deserted, irradiated steppes of Chernobyl, where Homeric warriors still lie under the tumuli, unexcavated. This is a world of springs and drought, seas and cities, with not a tourist in sight. And all sewn together by the poems themselves and their great metaphors of life and suffering. Showing us the real roots of Homeric consciousness, the physical environment that fills the gaps between the words of the poems themselves, Nicholson’s is itself a Homeric journey. A wandering meditation on lost worlds, our interconnectedness with our ancestors, and the surroundings we share. This is the original meeting of place and mind, our empathy with the past, our landscape as our drama. Following the acclaimed Gentry, which established him as one of the great landscape writers working today, Nicholson takes Homer’s poems back to their source: beneath the distant, god-inhabited mountains, on the Trojan plains above the graves of the heroic dead, we find afresh the foundation level of human experience on Earth"–Publisher information.


  • 891.72 C41ES
    Chekhov, Anton Pavlovich
    The essential plays
    Publication Year:2003


  • 897 T34TW
    Tedlock, Dennis
    2000 years of Mayan literature
    Publication Year:2010


  • 907.2 H96W
    Hunt, Lynn
    Writing history in the global era
    Publication Year:2014
    Summary:"With history in ferment, leading historian Lynn Hunt rethinks why history matters and how it should be written. George Orwell wrote that ‘history is written by the winners.’ Even if that seems a bit too cut-and-dried, we can say that history is always written from a viewpoint but that viewpoints change, sometimes radically. The history of workers, women, and minorities challenged the once-unquestioned dominance of the tales of great leaders and military victories. Then cultural studies–including feminism and queer studies–brought fresh perspectives, but those too have run their course. With globalization emerging as a major economic, cultural, and political force, Lynn Hunt examines whether it can reinvigorate the telling of history. In tandem, she proposes a sweeping reevaluation of individuals’ agency and their place in society as the keys to understanding the way people and ideas interact. Writing History in the Global Era is bound to shake up the discipline and break new ground for historical studies"–Provided by publisher.


  • 907.2 M25P
    McKirdy, Carol
    Practicing oral history with immigrant narrators
    Publication Year:2015


  • 909.09 M56W
    Morris, Ian
    Why the West rules– for now : the patterns of history, and what they reveal about the future
    Publication Year:2010
    Summary:Archaeologist and historian Ian Morris explains that Western dominance is largely the result of the effects of geography on the everyday efforts of ordinary people as they deal with crises of resources, disease, migration, and climate. As geography and human ingenuity continue to interact, however, the world over the next hundred years will subsequently change in astonishing ways, transforming Western rule in the process.


  • 910.09 H13
    Hale, J. R.
    Age of exploration,
    Publication Year:1966


  • 910.9 F91N
    Fritze, Ronald H.
    New worlds : the great voyages of discovery, 1400-1600
    Publication Year:2002


  • 910.9 SY4
    Sykes, Percy Molesworth, Sir
    A history of exploration from the earliest times to the present day.
    Publication Year:1934


  • 913.38 B97T
    Butler, James Harmon
    The theatre and drama of Greece and Rome
    Publication Year:1972


  • 914.2 SA3
    Salzman, Louis Francis.
    English life in the Middle Ages
    Publication Year:2011


  • 917.4 J68J
    Josselyn, John
    John Josselyn, colonial traveler : a critical edition of Two voyages to New-England
    Publication Year:1988
    Summary:Contains primary source material.,A new edition of an unusual description of 17th-century New England flora and fauna, folklore, and the Indian and Puritan cultures of that time.


  • 917.42 K46W
    King, Thomas Starr
    The White Hills : their legends, landscape, and poetry
    Publication Year:1991


  • 937 M47AU
    Mellor, Ronald.
    Augustus and the creation of the Roman empire : a brief history with documents
    Publication Year:2005
    Summary:,Contains primary source documents.


  • 940.2 R29
    Renaissance and Reformation, 1300-1648
    Publication Year:1963
    Summary:Contains primary source material.


  • 940.3 F29L
    Fawaz, Leila Tarazi
    A land of aching hearts : the Middle East in the Great War
    Publication Year:2014
    Summary:"The Great War of 1914-1918 reshaped the political geography of the Middle East, destroying a centuries-old, multinational empire, while creating the nation-states of today’s Middle East. The political aftermath of the war has proven as heavily contested as the military battles that shaped the conflict. After a century of change, however, the social experience of the region’s inhabitants during those four trying years has faded into the background. This book illuminates the challenges of the civilians who endured and the soldiers who fought through four calamitous years. It is a story of resilience in the midst of hardship, courage in the face of death, and triumph in the cauldron of battle. In this telling, the First World War is not just a global event, but a personal story running across regions and along fronts. From soldiers encountering new worlds on distant battlefields to civilians staving off hunger at home and refugees escaping persecution abroad, the war profoundly upended the social identities and historical memories of the region. For these reasons, and due to the political settlement that followed, World War I stands as the defining moment that shaped the direction of the Middle East for the next 100 years. This social history testifies to the resourcefulness of the people of the region, in particular those of Greater Syria, investigates their experiences, and serves as a foundation for understanding the Great War’s enduring legacy"–Provided by publisher.


  • 940.53 G65S
    Grant, Kimi Cunningham.
    Silver like dust : one family’s story of America’s Japanese internment
    Publication Year:2012
    Summary:A young girl growing up in rural Pennsylvania eschews her Japanese heritage until she learns the details of the time her grandmother spent in an internment camp along with 112,000 other Japanese Americans after the bombing of Pearl Harbor.


  • 940.5488 B63
    Boelcke, Willi A.
    The secret conferences of Dr. Goebbels; the Nazi propaganda War, 1939-43,
    Publication Year:1970
    Summary:Contains primary source material.


  • 942.03 N67SH
    Norton, Elizabeth (Historian)
    She wolves : the notorious queens of England
    Publication Year:2009


  • 942.04 J66W
    Jones, Dan
    The Wars of the Roses : the fall of the Plantagenets and the rise of the Tudors
    Publication Year:2014
    Summary:The crown of England changed hands five times over the course of the fifteenth century, as two branches of the Plantagenet dynasty fought to the death for the right to rule. Celebrated historian Dan Jones describes how the longest-reigning British royal family tore itself apart until it was finally replaced by the Tudors. Some of the greatest heroes and villains of history were thrown together in these turbulent times, from Joan of Arc to Henry V, whose victory at Agincourt marked the high point of the medieval monarchy, and Richard III, who murdered his own nephews in a desperate bid to secure his stolen crown. This was a period when headstrong queens and consorts seized power and bent men to their will. With vivid descriptions of the battles of Towton and Bosworth, where the last Plantagenet king was slain, this dramatic narrative history revels in bedlam and intrigue. It also offers a long-overdue corrective to Tudor propaganda, dismantling their self-serving account of what they called the Wars of the Roses. The best-selling author of The Plantagenets traces the 15th-century civil wars that irrevocably shaped the British crown, particularly evaluating the roles of strong women including Margaret of Anjou, Elizabeth Woodville and Margaret Beaufort in shifting power between two ruling families. Includes six maps and four genealogies.


  • 943.08 H11B
    Haasis, Hellmut G.
    Bombing Hitler : the story of the man who almost assassinated the Fuhrer
    Publication Year:2013
    Summary:Describes how an average citizen of Munich secretly assembled and detonated a bomb intended to kill Adolf Hitler during a 1939 speech and the would-be assassin’s attempted escape to Switzerland before ending his life in a concentration camp.


  • 944.035092 M33FR
    Fraser, Antonia
    Marie Antoinette : the journey
    Publication Year:2002
    Summary:France’s beleaguered queen, Marie Antoinette, wrongly accused of uttering the infamous "Let them eat cake," was the subject of ridicule and curiosity even before her death; she has since been the object of debate and speculation and the fascination so often accorded tragic figures in history. Married in mere girlhood, this essentially lighthearted, privileged, but otherwise unremarkable child was thrust into an unparalleled time and place, and was commanded by circumstance to play a significant role in history. Antonia Fraser’s lavish and engaging portrait of Marie Antoinette, one of the most recognizable women in European history, excites compassion and regard for all aspects of her subject, immersing the listener not only in the coming-of-age of a graceful woman, but also in the unraveling of an era.


  • 944.04 AN38F
    Andress, David
    French society in revolution, 1789-1799
    Publication Year:1999
    Summary:Contains primary source documents.,This study plots a narrative course through the French Revolution examining the elements behind the breakdown of the 18th-century monarchic state. It presents a picture of the tensions throughout the revolutionary decade.


  • 944.04 H42D
    Hibbert, Christopher
    The days of the French Revolution
    Publication Year:2002
    Summary:A retelling of epochal events, dramatizing the French Revolution’s most momentous days, from the storming of the Bastille to Napoleon’s coup. Brings to life the short-sighted King Louis XVI and his extravagant Marie Antoinette; the ugly but compelling Count Mirabeau; Mme. Roland and her radical salon; the Jacobins; Danton, Marat, and Robespierre; and many others. Hibbert’s anecdotes, quotes from witnesses, and flair for interesting detail catch up the reader in the unfolding drama.–From publisher description.


  • 944.04 IS72R
    Israel, Jonathan I.
    Revolutionary ideas : an intellectual history of the French Revolution from the Rights of Man to Robespierre
    Publication Year:2014
    Summary:"Historians of the French Revolution used to take for granted what was also obvious to its contemporary observers–that the Revolution was caused by the radical ideas of the Enlightenment. Yet in recent decades scholars have argued that the Revolution was brought about by social forces, politics, economics, or culture–almost anything but abstract notions like liberty or equality. In Revolutionary Ideas, one of the world’s leading historians of the Enlightenment restores the Revolution’s intellectual history to its rightful central role. Drawing widely on primary sources, Jonathan Israel shows how the Revolution was set in motion by radical eighteenth-century doctrines, how these ideas divided revolutionary leaders into vehemently opposed ideological blocs, and how these clashes drove the turning points of the Revolution. Revolutionary Ideas demonstrates that the Revolution was really three different revolutions vying for supremacy–a conflict between constitutional monarchists such as Lafayette who advocated moderate Enlightenment ideas; democratic republicans allied to Tom Paine who fought for Radical Enlightenment ideas; and authoritarian populists, such as Robespierre, who violently rejected key Enlightenment ideas and should ultimately be seen as Counter-Enlightenment figures. The book tells how the fierce rivalry between these groups shaped the course of the Revolution, from the Declaration of Rights, through liberal monarchism and democratic republicanism, to the Terror and the Post-Thermidor reaction. In this compelling account, the French Revolution stands once again as a culmination of the emancipatory and democratic ideals of the Enlightenment. That it ended in the Terror represented a betrayal of those ideas–not their fulfillment."–book jacket.


  • 944.04 P25T
    Palmer, R. R.
    Twelve who ruled : the year of the Terror in the French Revolution
    Publication Year:2005
    Summary:"In its fifth year (1793-1794), the French Revolution faced a multifaceted crisis that threatened to overwhelm the Republic. In response, the government instituted a revolutionary dictatorship and a "reign of terror," with a Committee of Public safety at its head. R. R. Palmer’s fascinating narrative follows the Committee’s deputies individually and collectively, recounting and addressing their tumultuous struggles in Paris and their repressive missions in the provinces. A new foreword by Isser Woloch explains why this book has been, and deserves to remain, an enduring classic in French revolutionary studies."–BOOK JACKET.


  • 944.04 SCH3F
    The French Revolution : the essential readings
    Publication Year:2001
    Summary:This book presents ten selections from the most important scholarship on the French Revolution over the past quarter century, introduced and contextualized for student readers. Historians typically categorize the historiography of the French Revolution according to each author’s approval or disapproval of the Revolution, political agenda (for example Marxist, liberal, conservative, or feminist), or methodology (for example social, political, or cultural history). This book demonstrates the inadequacy of these categories of analysis for a nuanced understanding of the Revolution and emphasizes the surprising connections between historians typically seen simply as opponents in a debate. In its thorough introduction, The French Revolution: The Essential Readings demonstrates the success of an eclectic, interdisciplinary approach to this central period in modern European history and the larger relevance of the historiography to the humanities more generally.


  • 944.05092 N16R
    Roberts, Andrew
    Napoleon : a life
    Publication Year:2014
    Summary:" … The first single-volume, cradle-to-grave biography to take advantage of the recent publication of Napoleon’s thirty-three thousand letters, which radically transform our understanding of his character and motivation"–Jacket.


  • 944.3 G63W
    Godineau, Dominique.
    The women of Paris and their French Revolution
    Publication Year:1998
    Summary:Counter During the French Revolution, hundreds of domestic and working-class women of Paris were interrogated, examined, accused, denounced, arrested, and imprisoned for their rebellious and often hostile behavior. Here, for the first time in English translation, Dominique Godineau offers an illuminating account of these female revolutionaries. As nurturing and tender as they are belligerent and contentious, these are not singular female heroines but the collective common women who struggled for bare subsistence by working in factories, in shops, on the streets, and on the home front while still finding time to participate in national assemblies, activist gatherings, and public demonstrations in their fight for the recognition of women as citizens within a burgeoning democracy. Relying on exhaustive research in historical archives, police accounts, and demographic resources at specific moments of the Revolutionary period, Godineau describes the private and public lives of these women within their precise political, social, historical, and gender-specific contexts. Her insightful and engaging observations shed new light on the importance of women as instigators, activists, militants, and decisive revolutionary individuals in the crafting and rechartering of their political and social roles as female citizens within the New Republic.


  • 944.3 SC4ON
    Sciolino, Elaine
    The only street in Paris : life on the Rue des Martyrs
    Publication Year:2016
    Summary:"Part memoir, part travelogue, part love letter to the people who live and work on a magical street in Paris. Elaine Sciolino, the former Paris bureau chief for the New York Times, invites us on a tour of her favorite Parisian street, offering an homage to street life and the pleasures of Parisian living. ‘I can never be sad on the rue des Martyrs,’ Sciolino explains, as she celebrates the neighborhood’s rich history and vibrant lives. While many cities suffer from the leveling effects of globalization, the rue des Martyrs maintains its distinct allure. On this street, the patron saint of France was beheaded and the Jesuits took their first vows. It was here that Edgar Degas and Pierre-Auguste Renoir painted circus acrobats, �Emile Zola situated a lesbian dinner club in his novel Nana, and Fran�cois Truffaut filmed scenes from The 400 Blows. Sciolino reveals the charms and idiosyncrasies of this street and its longtime residents–the Tunisian greengrocer, the husband-and-wife cheesemongers, the showman who’s been running a transvestite cabaret for more than half a century, the owner of a hundred-year-old bookstore, the woman who repairs eighteenth-century mercury barometers–bringing Paris alive in all of its unique majesty. The Only Street in Paris will make readers hungry for Paris, for cheese and wine, and for the kind of street life that is all too quickly disappearing"–Provided by publisher.


  • 946.03 D69IS
    Downey, Kirstin.
    Isabella : the warrior queen
    Publication Year:2014
    Summary:Drawing on new scholarship, the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of The Woman Behind the New Deal presents a biography of Isabella of Castile, the controversial Queen of Spain who sponsored Christopher Columbus’ journey to the New World, established the Spanish Inquisition and became one of the most influential female rulers in history.


  • 951 K86P
    Kuo, Ping Wen.
    Primary sources, historical collections : the Chinese system of public education, with a foreword by T. S. Wentworth
    Publication Year:2011
    Summary:Primary source material,This book, from the series Primary Sources: Historical Books of the World (Asia and Far East Collection), represents an important historical artifact on Asian history and culture. Its contents come from the legions of academic literature and research on the subject produced over the last several hundred years. Covered within is a discussion drawn from many areas of study and research on the subject. From analyses of the varied geography that encompasses the Asian continent to significant time periods spanning centuries, the book was made in an effort to preserve the work of previous generations.


  • 951.9 SP2
    Spanier, John W.
    The Truman-MacArthur controversy and the Korean War
    Publication Year:1965


  • 952 H16C
    Hamilton, Walter
    Children of the occupation : Japan’s untold story
    Publication Year:2013


  • 954.03092 G15GU
    Guha, Ramachandra.
    Gandhi before India
    Publication Year:2014
    Summary:A first volume of a series detailing the life and work of the influential political advocate draws on private papers and other untapped sources to cover his birth in 1869 through his upbringing in Gujarat, discussing his London education and decades as a lawyer in South Africa.,"In 1893, when Gandhi set sail for South Africa, he was a twenty-three-year-old lawyer who had failed to establish himself in India. In this remarkable biography, the author makes clear the fundamental ways in which Gandhi’s ideas were shaped before his return to India in 1915. It was during his years in England and South Africa, Guha shows us, that Gandhi came to understand the nature of imperialism and racism; and in South Africa that he forged the philosophy and techniques that would undermine and eventually overthrow the British Raj. Gandhi Before India gives us equally vivid portraits of the man and the world he lived in: a world of sharp contrasts among the coastal culture of his birthplace, High Victorian London, and colonial South Africa. It explores in abundant detail Gandhi’s experiments with dissident cults such as the Tolstoyans; his friendships with radical Jews, heterodox Christians and devout Muslims; his enmities and rivalries; and his often overlooked failures as a husband and father. It tells the dramatic, profoundly moving story of how Gandhi inspired the devotion of thousands of followers in South Africa as he mobilized a cross-class and inter-religious coalition, pledged to non-violence in their battle against a brutally racist regime." — Publisher’s description.


  • 956.747 M27B
    Marozzi, Justin
    Baghdad : city of peace, city of blood–a history in thirteen centuries
    Publication Year:2014
    Summary:For much of its extraordinary life, Baghdad, known for centuries as the "City of Peace," enjoyed both cultural and commercial preeminence. For five centuries it was the seat of the Abbasid Empire, a marvel of glittering palaces, exquisite parks, magnificent mosques, and Islamic colleges. It was a city boasting the most accomplished astronomers, mathematicians, doctors, musicians, and poets– it was here, in the time of the caliphs, that the great Arabic classic One Thousand and One Nights was set. With its teeming markets watered by the Tigris, Baghdad was a thriving trading emporium, attracting merchants from Central Asia to the Atlantic; its economy was the envy of West and East alike. Yet Baghdad’s inhabitants have also seen many terrible hardships, from epidemics and famines to invasions and devastating floods. And it has also been one of the most violent cities on earth. When U.S. troops entered in 2003, they became the latest participants in a turbulent history stretching back to the city’s founding in 762. Over most of its thirteen-century history, Baghdad has endured the rule of brutal strongmen, from capricious caliphs to Saddam Hussein; and it has suffered violent occupations at the hands of its conquerors, from the Mongol Hulagu, grandson of Genghis Khan, to Tamerlane, known as the "Sword Arm of Israel." Here, in this vivid new history– the first published in English in nearly a century– Justin Marozzi brings to life the whole splendorous and tumultuous story of what was once the greatest capital on earth.


  • 956.91 D36DA
    Degeorge, Gérard
    Damascus
    Publication Year:2004


  • 958 ST28L
    Starr, S. Frederick.
    Lost enlightenment : Central Asia’s golden age from the Arab conquest to Tamerlane
    Publication Year:2013
    Summary:In this sweeping and richly illustrated history, S. Frederick Starr tells the fascinating but largely unknown story of Central Asia’s medieval enlightenment through the eventful lives and astonishing accomplishments of its greatest minds–remarkable figures who built a bridge to the modern world. Because nearly all of these figures wrote in Arabic, they were long assumed to have been Arabs. In fact, they were from Central Asia–drawn from the Persianate and Turkic peoples of a region that today extends from Kazakhstan southward through Afghanistan, and from the easternmost province of Iran through Xinjiang, China. Lost Enlightenment recounts how, between the years 800 and 1200, Central Asia led the world in trade and economic development, the size and sophistication of its cities, the refinement of its arts, and, above all, in the advancement of knowledge in many fields. — Publisher website.


  • 970.5 B81
    Brown, Dee
    Bury my heart at Wounded Knee : an Indian history of the American West
    Publication Year:2007
    Summary:Documents and personal narratives record the experiences of Native Americans during the nineteenth century.


  • 973.3 H77B
    Holton, Woody.
    Black Americans in the revolutionary era : a brief history with documents
    Publication Year:2009
    Summary:In this fresh look at liberty and freedom in the revolutionary era from the perspective of black Americans, Woody Holton recounts the experiences of slaves who seized freedom by joining the British as well as those, slave and free, who served in Patriot military forces.,Contains primary source documents.


  • 973.46 SE34W
    Sedgwick, John
    War of two : Alexander Hamilton, Aaron Burr, and the duel that stunned the nation
    Publication Year:2015
    Summary:In War of Two, John Sedgwick explores the long-standing conflict between Founding Father Alexander Hamilton and Vice President Aaron Burr. A study in contrasts from birth, they had been compatriots, colleagues, and even friends. But above all they were rivals. Matching each other’s ambition and skill as lawyers in New York, they later battled for power along political fault lines that would not only decide the future of the United States, but define it. A series of letters between Burr and Hamilton suggest the duel was fought over an unflattering comment made at a dinner party. But another letter, written by Hamilton the night before the event, provides critical insight into his true motivation. It was addressed to former Speaker of the House Theodore Sedgwick, a trusted friend of both men, and the author’s own ancestor. John Sedgwick suggests that Hamilton saw Burr not merely as a personal rival but as a threat to the nation. Burr would prove that fear justified after Hamilton’s death when, haunted by the legacy of his longtime adversary, he embarked on an imperial scheme to break the Union apart.


  • 973.55 AD26B v. 1
    Adams, Louisa Catherine
    Diary and autobiographical writings of Louisa Catherine Adams
    Publication Year:2013


  • 973.6 G75M
    Graebner, Norman A.
    Manifest destiny,
    Publication Year:1968
    Summary:Contains primary source material.


  • 973.7 G99R
    Gwynne, S. C.
    Rebel yell : the violence, passion, and redemption of Stonewall Jackson
    Publication Year:2014
    Summary:An account of General Thomas "Stonewall" Jackson’s rise to prominence during the Civil War.,"Stonewall Jackson has long been a figure of legend and romance. As much as any person in the Confederate pantheon, even Robert E. Lee, he embodies the romantic Southern notion of the virtuous lost cause. Jackson is also considered, without argument, one of our country’s greatest military figures. His brilliance at the art of war tied Abraham Lincoln and the Union high command in knots and threatened the ultimate success of the Union armies. Jackson’s strategic innovations shattered the conventional wisdom of how war was waged; he was so far ahead of his time that his techniques would be studied generations into the future. In April 1862 Jackson was merely another Confederate general in an army fighting what seemed to be a losing cause. By June he had engineered perhaps the greatest military campaign in American history and was one of the most famous men in the Western world. He had, moreover, given the Confederate cause what it had recently lacked–hope–and struck fear into the hearts of the Union. […] Gwynne delves deep into Jackson’s private life, including the loss of his young beloved first wife and his regimented personal habits. It traces Jackson’s brilliant twenty-four-month career in the Civil War, the period that encompasses his rise from obscurity to fame and legend; his stunning effect on the course of the war itself; and his tragic death, which caused both North and South to grieve the loss of a remarkable American hero" – from publisher’s web site.


  • 973.7092 L63SHE
    Shenk, Joshua Wolf.
    Lincoln’s melancholy : how depression challenged a president and fueled his greatness
    Publication Year:2006
    Summary:Drawing on seven years of his own research and the work of other esteemed Lincoln scholars, Shenk reveals how the sixteenth president harnessed depression to fuel his astonishing success. Lincoln found the solace and tactics he needed to deal with the nation’s worst crisis in the "coping strategies" he had developed over a lifetime of persevering through depressive episodes and personal tragedies. With empathy and authority gained from his own experience with depression, Shenk crafts a revelatory account of Lincoln and his legacy. Based on careful research, this book unveils a wholly new perspective on how our greatest president brought America through its greatest turmoil. By consciously shifting his goal away from personal contentment (which he realized he could not attain) and toward universal justice, Lincoln gained the strength and insight that he, and America, required to transcend profound darkness–From publisher description.


  • 973.71 M22EM
    McPherson, James M.
    Embattled rebel : Jefferson Davis as commander in chief
    Publication Year:2014
    Summary:From the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Battle Cry of Freedom, a powerful new reckoning with Jefferson Davis as military commander of the Confederacy shows how Davis shaped and articulated the principal policy of the Confederacy with clarity and force and, like no other chief executive in American history, exercised a tenacious hands-on influence in the shaping of military strategy.


  • 973.8 B81
    Brown, Charles Henry
    The correspondents’ war; journalists in the Spanish-American War
    Publication Year:1967


  • 973.8 P92R
    Prince, K. Stephen
    Radical Reconstruction : a brief history with documents
    Publication Year:2016
    Summary:"The Reconstruction period following the Civil War was a transformative moment in which political leaders addressed questions concerning the place of the southern states in the postwar nation, the status of formerly enslaved African Americans, and the powers and limitations of the federal government. In this volume K. Stephen Prince explores the important role of the Radical Republicans in pressing for change during this period in a way designed to make the complexities of Reconstruction comprehensible to students. The Introduction introduces the Radical Republicans and details how Reconstruction grew from a complex negotiation among groups with often conflicting agendas. The documents, arranged in thematic and roughly chronological chapters, allow students to sift through the evolution of Radical Reconstruction and its aftermath through speeches, letters, press coverage, legislation, and contemporary illustrations. Document headnotes, a chronology, questions to consider, and a bibliography enrich students’ understanding of Radical Reconstruction."–Publisher website.,Contains primary source documents.




  • 973.922 T13AF
    Taraborrelli, J. Randy.
    After Camelot : a personal history of the Kennedy family 1968 to the present
    Publication Year:2012
    Summary:In this ambitious and sweeping account, Taraborelli continues the Kennedy family chronicle begun with his bestselling "Jackie, Ethel, Joan" and provides a behind-the-scenes look at the years "after Camelot."


  • 973.924092 N65E
    The End of a presidency
    Publication Year:1974


  • 974.5 B21R
    Barry, John M.
    Roger Williams and the creation of the American soul : church, state, and the birth of liberty
    Publication Year:2012
    Summary:An acclaimed historian and "New York Times"-bestselling author offers a revelatory look at how Roger Williams shaped the nature of religion, political power, and individual rights in America.


  • 974.7 SC3W
    Scelfo, Julie
    The women who made New York
    Publication Year:2016
    Summary:The Women Who Made New York reveals the untold stories of the phenomenal women who made New York City the cultural epicenter of the world. Many were revolutionaries and activists, like Zora Neale Hurston and Audre Lorde. Others were icons and iconoclasts, like Fran Lebowitz and Grace Jones. There were also women who led quieter private lives but were just as influential, such as Emily Warren Roebling, who completed the construction of the Brooklyn Bridge when her engineer husband became too ill to work. — amazon.com


  • 978.7 J64V
    Johnson, Marilynn S.
    Violence in the West : the Johnson County Range War and the Ludlow Massacre : a brief history with documents
    Publication Year:2009
    Summary:Contains primary source material.


  • FICTION D647C
    Djebar, Assia
    Children of the New World : a novel of the Algerian War
    Publication Year:2005
    Summary:Death begins and ends Djebar’s moving, mesmerizing account of the Algerian war of independence. Using the interaction of several characters over the course of a single day in a small mountain town, Djebar shows how the fight against French colonialism pitted woman against man and brother against brother.






  • TW 011.62 EC25ON
    1001 children’s books you must read before you grow up
    Publication Year:2009
    Summary:Provides an authoritative listing of classic and contemporary children’s literature that is categorized by age group and pairs each entry with expert evaluations and reproductions of artwork from the featured titles.


  • FICTION AB33W
    Abe, Kōbō
    The woman in the dunes
    Publication Year:1991


  • FICTION AC45T
    Achebe, Chinua.
    Things fall apart
    Publication Year:1994
    Summary:"Chinua Achebe’s first novel portrays the collision of African and European cultures in an Igbo village. Okonkwo, a great man in Igbo traditional society, cannot adapt to the profound changes brought by the British conquest of Nigeria. Yet, as in classic tragedy, Okonkwo’s character as well as external forces contribute to his downfall."


  • TW FICTION AL19L
    Alcott, Louisa May
    Little women
    Publication Year:2014
    Summary:Chronicles the joys and sorrows of the four March sisters as they grow into young ladies in nineteenth-century New England.


  • FICTION AL223Y
    Alden, Ellen Baker
    Yours faithfully, Florence Burke
    Publication Year:2016
    Summary:"Florence Burke is desperate. His family is near poverty in West Springfield, Massachusetts, and he still works as a tenant farmer just as he did in Ireland. He knows the only way to improve his standard of living is to become a landowner. He’d make a deal with the devil if it meant he could attain a plot of land. And suddenly an opportunity arises–. But will it cost him his life?"–Page 4 of cover.


  • YA FICTION AV39R1
    Aveyard, Victoria
    Red queen
    Publication Year:2015
    Summary:Mare Barrow’s world is divided by blood — those with common, Red blood serve the Silver-blooded elite, who are gifted with superhuman abilities. Mare is a Red, scraping by as a thief in a poor, rural village, until a twist of fate throws her in front of the Silver court. Before the king, princes, and all the nobles, she discovers she has an ability of her own. To cover up this impossibility, the king forces her to play the role of a lost Silver princess and betroths her to one of his own sons. As Mare is drawn further into the Silver world, she risks everything and uses her new position to help the Scarlet Guard — a growing Red rebellion — even as her heart tugs her in an impossible direction. One wrong move can lead to her death, but in the dangerous game she plays, the only certainty is betrayal.


  • YA FICTION B237SI
    Bardugo, Leigh
    Six of crows
    Publication Year:2015
    Summary:"Six dangerous outcasts. One impossible heist. Kaz’s crew is the only thing that might stand between the world and destruction–if they don’t kill each other first"–


  • FICTION B946NA
    Burroughs, William S.
    Naked lunch
    Publication Year:2009
    Summary:Bill Lee, an addict and hustler, travels to Mexico and then Tangier in order to find easy access to drugs, and ends up in the Interzone, a bizarre fantasy world, in an edition that features restored text, archival material, and an essay on psychoactive drugs.


  • FICTION B99P
    Byatt, A. S.
    Possession : a romance
    Publication Year:2013


  • FICTION C742OU
    Comyns, Barbara
    Our spoons came from Woolworths
    Publication Year:2015
    Summary:"I told Helen my story and she went home and cried" begins Our Spoons Came from Woolworths. But Barbara Comyns’s beguiling novel is far from maudlin, despite the ostensibly harrowing ordeals its heroine endures. Sophia is twenty-one when she marries fellow artist Charles, and she seems to have nearly as much affection for her pet newt as she does for her husband. Her housekeeping knowledge is lacking (everything she cooks tastes of soap) and she attributes her morning sickness to a bad batch of strawberries. England is in the middle of the Great Depression, and in any case, the money Sophia earns at her occasional modeling gigs are not enough to make up for her husband’s lack of interest in keeping the heat on. Predictably, the marriage begins to falter; not so predictably, Sophia’s optimistic guilelessness is the very thing responsible for turning her life around"–


  • FICTION C819F
    Cortázar, Julio.
    Final exam
    Publication Year:2000
    Summary:In this "allegorical, bitter, and melancholy farewell to an Argentina from which [the author] was about to be permanently self-exiled," Cortázar tells the story of Juan and Clara who should be studying for their exam, but instead they’re wandering through the city of Buenos Aires, "trailed by the mysterious Abel, apparently a former lover of Clara’s."–Jacket.


  • FICTION D716L
    Dongala, Emmanuel Boundzéki
    Little boys come from the stars
    Publication Year:2001
    Summary:"Matapari is a young man in the middle–but the shrewdness and wit with which he tells his often riotously funny story set him apart from his relatives."–Jacket.


  • FICTION EC71NU
    Eco, Umberto
    Numero zero
    Publication Year:2015
    Summary:"A novel about the murky world of media politics, conspiracy, and murder."–,1945, Lake Como. Mussolini and his mistress are captured and shot by local partisans. The precise circumstances of Il Duce’s death remain controversial. 1992, Milan. Colonna, a depressed hack writer, is offered a fee he can’t resist to ghostwrite a book. His subject: a fledgling newspaper, which happens to be financed by a powerful media magnate. As Colonna gets to know the team, he learns of the editor’s paranoid theory that Mussolini’s corpse was a body double and part of a wider Fascist plot. It’s the scoop the newspaper desperately needs, The evidence? He’s working on it. It’s all here: media hoaxes, Mafiosi, the CIA, the Pentagon, blackmail, love, gossip, and murder. A clash of forces that have shaped Italy since World War II–from Mussolini to Berlusconi. –From book jacket.


  • FICTION F5764GR 2009
    Fitzgerald, F. Scott
    The great Gatsby
    Publication Year:1995
    Summary:Jay Gatsby had once loved beautiful, spoiled Daisy Buchanan, then lost her to a rich boy. Now, mysteriously wealthy, he is ready to risk everything to woo her back. This is the definitive, textually accurate edition of a classic of twentieth-century literature, The Great Gatsby. The story of the fabulously wealthy Jay Gatsby and his love for the beautiful Daisy Buchanan has been acclaimed by generations of readers.


  • FICTION G249UN
    Gay, Roxane
    An untamed state
    Publication Year:2014
    Summary:Mireille Duval Jameson is a rich and self-assured Haitian woman who is kidnapped by a gang of heavily armed men. Held captive by a man who calls himself the Commander, Mireille must endure his torment until her unwilling father pays up.


  • FICTION H319ZNA
    Hawthorne, Nathaniel
    Nathaniel Hawthorne’s tales : authoritative texts, backgrounds, criticism
    Publication Year:1987
    Summary:Contains fully annotated reprints of twenty-one tales and sketches by nineteenth-century American author Nathaniel Hawthorne; selected commentary by the author on his works; and several examples of criticism from contemporaries such as Herman Melville and Edgar Allan Poe and more recent writers.


  • FICTION H373FA
    Hemingway, Ernest
    A farewell to arms
    Publication Year:2012
    Summary:This is "the unforgettable story of an American ambulance driver on the Italian front and his passion for a beautiful English nurse. Set against the looming horrors of the battlefield, this semiautobiographical work captures the harsh realities of war and the pain of lovers caught in its inexorable sweep" — From back cover.




  • FICTION K1194TRA
    Kafka, Franz
    The trial
    Publication Year:1992
    Summary:Narrates the experiences and reactions of a respectable bank functionary after his abrupt arrest on an undisclosed charge.


  • YA FICTION K1622IL
    Kaufman, Amie
    Illuminae
    Publication Year:2015
    Summary:"The planet Kerenza is attacked, and Kady and Ezra find themselves on a space fleet fleeing the enemy, while their ship’s artificial intelligence system and a deadly plague may be the end of them all"–


  • FICTION K1795THO
    Kawabata, Yasunari
    Thousand cranes
    Publication Year:1981


  • FICTION L472G
    Leary, Ann.
    The good house
    Publication Year:2013
    Summary:"The Good House tells the story of Hildy Good, who lives in a small town on Boston’s North Shore. Hildy is a successful real-estate broker, good neighbor, mother, and grandmother. She’s also a raging alcoholic. Hildy’s family held an intervention for her about a year before this story takes place–"if they invite you over for dinner, and it’s not a major holiday," she advises "run for your life"–And now she feels lonely and unjustly persecuted. She has also fooled herself into thinking that moderation is the key to her drinking problem. As if battling her demons wasn’t enough to keep her busy, Hildy soon finds herself embroiled in the underbelly of her New England town, a craggy little place that harbors secrets. There’s a scandal, some mysticism, babies, old houses, drinking, and desire–and a love story between two craggy sixty-somethings that’s as real and sexy as you get. An exceptional novel that is at turns hilarious and sobering, The Good House asks the question: What will it take to keep Hildy Good from drinking? For good"–


  • YA FICTION L4867C
    Leavitt, Martine
    Calvin : a novel
    Publication Year:2015
    Summary:Born on the day the last Calvin and Hobbes comic strip was published, seventeen-year-old Calvin, a schizophrenic, sees and has conversations with the tiger, Hobbes, and believes that if he can persuade the strip’s creator, Bill Watterson, to do one more strip, he will make Calvin well.


  • RU FICTION L5624HE
    Lermontov, Mikhail I͡U︡rʹevich
    GeroÄ­ nashego vremeni
    Publication Year:2011


  • TW FICTION L5853NAR2
    Lewis, C. S.
    The lion, the witch and the wardrobe
    Publication Year:2009
    Summary:Four English school children find their way through the back of a wardrobe into the magic land of Narnia and assist Aslan, the golden lion, to triumph over the White Witch who has cursed the land with eternal winter.


  • TW FICTION L8463CAC
    London, Jack
    The call of the wild
    Publication Year:1994
    Summary:The adventures of an unusual dog, part St. Bernard, part Scotch shepherd, that is forcibly taken to the Klondike gold fields where he eventually becomes the leader of a wolf pack.


  • TW FICTION L973FA
    Lupica, Mike
    Fast break
    Publication Year:2015
    Summary:Since his mother’s death, Jayson, twelve, has focused on basketball and surviving but he is found out and placed with an affluent foster family of a different race, and must learn to accept many changes, including facing his former teammates in a championship game.


  • FICTION M4975ZM
    Melville, Herman
    Melville’s short novels : authoritative texts, contexts, criticism
    Publication Year:2002


  • FICTION M8348SO
    Morrison, Toni
    Song of Solomon
    Publication Year:2004
    Summary:Milkman Dead was born shortly after a neighborhood eccentric hurled himself off a rooftop in a vain attempt at flight. For the rest of his life he, too, will be trying to fly. With this brilliantly imagined novel, Toni Morrison transfigures the coming-of-age story as audaciously as Saul Bellow or Gabriel García Márquez. As she follows Milkman from his rustbelt city to the place of his family’s origins, Morrison introduces an entire cast of strivers and seeresses, liars and assassins, the inhabitants of a fully realized black world.


  • FICTION N1436FR
    Naipaul, V. S.
    In a free state
    Publication Year:2002
    Summary:In the beginning it is just a car trip through Africa. Two English people–Bobby, a civil servant with a guilty appetite for African boys, and Linda, a supercilious "compound wife" – are driving back to their enclave after a stay in the capital . But in between lies the landscape of an unnamed country whose squalor and ethnic bloodletting suggest Idi Amin’s Uganda. And the farther Naipaul’s protagonists travel into it, the more they find themselves crossing the line that separates privileged outsiders from horrified victims. Alongside this Conradian tour de force are four incisive portraits of men seeking liberation far from home. By turns funny and terrifying, sorrowful and unsparing, In A Free State is Naipaul at his best.


  • FICTION OR93NIA
    Orwell, George
    Nineteen eighty-four
    Publication Year:1992
    Summary:While the totalitarianism that provoked George Orwell into writing ‘Nineteen Eighty-Four’ seems to be passing into oblivion, his harrowing, cautionary tale of a man trapped in a political nightmare has had the opposite fate, and its relevance and power to disturb our complacency seem to grow decade by decade.


  • FICTION SA334C
    Salinger, J. D.
    The catcher in the rye
    Publication Year:2001
    Summary:Holden Caulfield, knowing he is to be expelled from school, decides to leave early. He spends three days in New York City and tells the story of what he did and suffered there.


  • FICTION SH44FD
    Shelley, Mary Wollstonecraft
    Frankenstein, or, The modern Prometheus
    Publication Year:2004
    Summary:Frankenstein is the most famous novel by Mary Shelley: a dark Faustian parable of science misused that was an immediate success on its publication in 1818. Purporting to be the record of an explorer, it tells of Victor Frankenstein, a brilliant but wayward student of science, who builds a human from dead flesh. Horrified by what he has done, he abandons his creation. The creature, an outcast for his horrific appearance, learns language and becomes civilized. In time, he attempts to join society but is rejected because he is assumed to have murderous intentions. Spurned, he seeks vengeance on his creator. So begins a cycle of destruction, with Frankenstein and his "monster" pursuing each other to the extremes of nature until all vestiges of their humanity are lost in monomaniacal hatred. In 1831, Mary Shelley succumbed to conservative pressure and toned down the more radical elements of the work. The novel is here presented in its original, unexpurgated form.


  • FICTION SH44FE
    Shelley, Mary Wollstonecraft
    Frankenstein, or, The modern Prometheus : the 1818 text
    Publication Year:2008
    Summary:Shelley’s enduringly popular and rich gothic tale confronts some of the most feared innovations of evolutionism and science, topics such as degeneracy, hereditary disease, and humankind’s ability to act as creator of the modern world. This new edition, based on the harder and wittier 1818 version of the text, draws on new research and examines the novel in the context of the controversial radical sciences developing in the years following the Napoleonic Wars, and shows the relationship of Frankenstein’s experiment to the contemporary debate between champions of materialistic science and proponents of received religion.


  • FICTION ST34GRA
    Steinbeck, John
    The Grapes of wrath
    Publication Year:2006


  • FICTION T577LO
    Tolkien, J. R. R.
    The lord of the rings : continuing the story of the hobbit
    Publication Year:2012
    Summary:The 50th anniversary one-volume edition of J.R.R. Tolkien’s epic


  • FICTION T911B
    Twain, Mark
    The best short stories of Mark Twain
    Publication Year:2004
    Summary:Collects several of Mark Twain’s short stories, including Jim Smiley and His Jumping Frog, Political Economy, and Extracts from Adam’s Diary.


  • FICTION V896C
    Vonnegut, Kurt.
    Cat’s cradle
    Publication Year:1998
    Summary:"Cat’s Cradle is Kurt Vonnegut’s satirical commentary on modern man and his madness. An apocalyptic tale of this planet’s ultimate fate, it features a midget as the protagonist, a complete, original theology created by a calypso singer, and a vision of the future that is at once blackly fatalistic and hilariously funny. A book that left an indelible mark on an entire generation of readers, Cat’s Cradle is one of the twentieth century’s most important works-and Vonnegut at his very best." – back cover.


  • FICTION W3572HA
    Waugh, Evelyn
    A handful of dust : a novel
    Publication Year:2012


  • FICTION Y81ON
    Yoon, Paul.
    Once the shore : stories
    Publication Year:2009


  • FICTION Z142M
    Zambra, Alejandro
    Multiple choice
    Publication Year:2016
    Summary:"NAMED ONE OF THEBEST BOOKS OF THE SUMMER BY THE WALL STREET JOURNAL, ELLE, THE HUFFINGTON POST AND PUREWOW "Latin America’s new literary star." –The New Yorker "Brilliant. Like a literary exercise for the mind, but strangely fun to decode."–Elle "The most talked-about writer to come out of Chile since Bolaño," (The New York Times Book Review), Alejandro Zambra is celebrated around the world for his strikingly original, slyly funny, daringly unconventional fiction. Now, at the height of his powers, Zambra returns with his most audaciously brilliant book yet. Written in the form of a standardized test, Multiple Choice invites the reader to respond to virtuoso language exercises and short narrative passages through multiple-choice questions that are thought-provoking, usually unanswerable, and often absurd. It offers a new kind of reading experience, one in which the reader participates directly in the creation of meaning, and the nature of storytelling itself is called into question. At once funny, poignant, and political, Multiple Choice is about love and family, authoritarianism and its legacies, and the conviction that, rather than learning to think for ourselves, we are trained to obey and repeat. Serious in its literary ambition and playful in its execution, it confirms Alejandro Zambra as one of the most important writers working in any language"–


  • 641.59 C43C
    Chen, Yong
    Chop suey, USA : the story of Chinese food in America
    Publication Year:2014
    Summary:American diners began to flock to Chinese restaurants more than a century ago, making Chinese food the first mass-consumed cuisine in the United States. By 1980, it had become the country’s most popular ethnic cuisine. Chop Suey, USA offers the first comprehensive interpretation of the rise of Chinese food, revealing the forces that made it ubiquitous in the American gastronomic landscape and turned the country into an empire of consumption.


  • 667.2 L34IN
    Legrand, Catherine
    Indigo : the color that changed the world
    Publication Year:2013
    Summary:Examines indigo dyeing techniques across the world. Includes a compendium of samples of indigo textiles.


  • 708.4 L93M
    McClellan, Andrew.
    Inventing the Louvre : art, politics, and the origins of the modern museum in eighteenth-century Paris
    Publication Year:1999
    Summary:"The Louvre, founded in the final years of the Enlightenment–with the greatest collection of Old Master paintings and antique sculpture assembled under one roof–became the model for all state art museums subsequently established. Andrew McClellan chronicles the formation of this great museum from its origins in the French royal picture collections to its apotheosis during the Revolution and Napoleonic Empire. More than a narrative history, McClellan’s account explores the ideological underpinnings, pedagogic aims, and aesthetic criteria of the Louvre. Drawing on new archival materials, McClellan also illuminates the art world of 18th-century Paris. Book jacket."–Jacket.


  • 709 AH6N
    Ahmari, Sohrab
    The new Philistines : how identity politics disfigure the arts
    Publication Year:2016
    Summary:"Contemporary art is obsessed with the politics of identity. Visit any contemporary gallery, museum or theatre, and chances are the art on offer will be principally concerned with race, gender, sexuality, power and privilege. The quest for truth, freedom and the sacred has been thrust aside to make room for identity politics. Mystery, individuality and beauty are out; radical feminism, racial grievance and queer theory are in. The result is a drearily predictable culture and the narrowing of the space for creative self-expression and honest criticism. Sohrab Ahmari’s book is a passionate cri de coeur against this state of affairs. The New Philistines takes readers deep inside a cultural scene where all manner of ugly, inept art is celebrated so long as it toes the ideological line, and where the artistic glories of the Western world are revised and disfigured to fit the rigid doctrines of identity politics. The degree of politicisation means that art no longer performs its historical function, as a mirror and repository of the human spirit – something that should alarm not just art lovers but anyone who cares about the future of liberal civilisation."–Publisher description.




  • 720.943 H28B
    Haubrich, Rainer
    Berlin : the architecture guide
    Publication Year:2011


  • 741.59 M23SU
    Madrid, Mike
    The supergirls : fashion, feminism, fantasy, and the history of comic book heroines
    Publication Year:2016
    Summary:Comic book superheroines bend steel, travel across time and space, and wield the mighty forces of nature. These powerful females do everything that male heroes do. But they have to work their wonders in skirts and high heels. The Supergirls, a cultural history of comic book heroines, asks whether their world of fantasy is that different from our own. Are the stories of Wonder Woman’s search for an identity or Batwoman’s battle for equality also an alternative saga of the American woman?


  • 759.4 D28R
    Roberts, Warren
    Jacques-Louis David, revolutionary artist : art, politics, and the French Revolution
    Publication Year:1989
    Summary:The lifetime of Jacques-Louis David (1748-1825) coincides with the most tumultuous period in the history of France and much of the Western world. And David’s life was closely bound up with the changes that were taking place in French politics, society, and culture. Although most other scholars have focused either on David’s artistic activity or on his political career, Warren Roberts examines the connections between these two aspects of his life. Using a historical approach, Roberts provides an interpretation of David’s art that illuminates David the man. Roberts presents David’s art as a personal record that is an extension of his inner life and a product of historical conditions. David’s art, like his character and his actions, cannot be fully understood without understanding the changes that led to and then flowed from the French Revolution. Roberts here considers these changes and their impact on David from the perspectives of the historian and the art historian, and he comes to conclusions that are important for both.


  • 791.43 F48P
    Fisher, Carrie
    The princess diarist
    Publication Year:2016
    Summary:In 1976, Carrie Fisher was a teenager filming a movie, with an all-consuming crush on her costar. And it just happened to become one of the most famous films of all time — the first Star wars movie. When she recently discovered the journals she had kept, she found them full of plaintive love poems, unbridled musings with youthful naiveté, and a vulnerability that she barely recognized. In revisiting her diaries, Fisher ponders the joys and insanity of celebrity as well as the absurdity of a life spawned by Hollywood royalty whose lofty status has ultimately been surpassed by her own outer-space royalty.


  • 808 F24R
    Fahnestock, Jeanne
    Rhetorical style : the uses of language in persuasion
    Publication Year:2011


  • 808 H97G
    Hurley, Kameron
    The geek feminist revolution
    Publication Year:2016
    Summary:"The book collects dozens of Hurley’s essays on feminism, geek culture, and her experiences and insights as a genre writer, including "We Have Always Fought," which won the 2013 Hugo for Best Related Work. The Geek Feminist Revolution will also feature several entirely new essays written specifically for this volume."–Amazon.com.


  • 808 Y25R
    Yancey, Kathleen Blake
    Reflection in the writing classroom
    Publication Year:1998
    Summary:Kathleen Yancey’s new book explores reflection as a promising body of practice and inquiry in the writing classroom. In a personable and eclectic style, Yancey develops a line of research based on concepts of philosopher Donald Schon and others involving the role of deliberative reflection in classroom contexts. Developing the ideas of reflection-in-action, constructive reflection, and reflection-in-presentation, she offers a structure for discussing how reflection operates as students compose individual pieces of writing, as they progress through successive writings, and as they deliberately review a compiled body of their work – a portfolio, for example.,Reflection in the Writing Classroom will be a valuable addition to the personal library of faculty currently teaching in or administering a writing program; it is also a natural for graduate students who teach writing courses, for the TA training program, or for the English Education program.


  • 808.02 D35AB
    Delany, Samuel R.
    About writing : seven essays, four letters, and five interviews
    Publication Year:2005


  • 808.04 H22W
    Hacker, Diana
    Writing about literature : a Hacker handbooks supplement
    Publication Year:2010


  • 808.3 F73H
    Freeman, John
    How to read a novelist
    Publication Year:2013
    Summary:National book critic John Freeman pulls together his very best profiles (many of them new or completely rewritten for this volume) of the very best novelists of our time, including such international stars as Doris Lessing, Haruki Murakami, Salman Rushdie, and Mo Yan, to established American lions such as Don DeLillo, Norman Mailer, Toni Morrison, Marilynne Robinson, Philip Roth, John Updike, and David Foster Wallace, to the new guard of Edwidge Danticat, Dave Eggers, Jonathan Franzen, and more.


  • 808.6 G27TO
    Garfield, Simon
    To the letter : a celebration of the lost art of letter writing
    Publication Year:2013
    Summary:An ode to the dwindling art of letter writing explores its potential salvation in the digital age, chronicling the history of letter writing as reflected by love letters, chain mail, and business correspondence, while surveying the role that letters have played as literary devices.


  • 808.8 D17
    Roald Dahl and philosophy : a little nonsense now and then
    Publication Year:2014
    Summary:Classics like Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, James and the Giant Peach, Fantastic Mr. Fox, Matilda, and The BFG may initially appear to be yarns spun for the amusement of the adolescent mind. However, upon digging deeper, one uncovers a treasure trove of philosophical richness that is anything but childish, and which reveals the true existential weight, and multi-layered meaning of some of our favorite children s stories.






  • 810.8 P89
    Prison writing in 20th-century America
    Publication Year:1998


  • 810.8 V35SH
    The Vintage book of American women writers
    Publication Year:2011




  • 810.9 P26B
    Partridge, Jeffrey F. L.
    Beyond literary Chinatown
    Publication Year:2007


  • 810.9 W65P
    Wilburn, Reginald A.
    Preaching the gospel of black revolt : appropriating Milton in early African American literature
    Publication Year:2014
    Summary:"In this comparative and hybrid study, Wilburn examines the presence and influence of John Milton in a diverse array of early African American writing such as Phillis Wheatley, Frederick Douglass, Frances Ellen Watkins Harper, Anna Julia Cooper, Sutton E. Griggs, and others"–


  • 811 C835C
    The BreakBeat poets : new American poetry in the age of hip-hop
    Publication Year:2015
    Summary:"This is the first anthology of poems by and for the hip-hop generation . . . It includes more than four decades of poets and covers the birth to the now of hip-hop culture and music and style"–page xv.


  • 811 EL4CO
    Eliot, T. S.
    The complete poems and plays, 1909-1950
    Publication Year:1980


  • 811 G52FA
    Glück, Louise
    Faithful and virtuous night
    Publication Year:2014
    Summary:Louise Gluck is one of the finest American poets at work today. Her Poems 1962-2012 was hailed as "a major event in this country’s literature" in the pages of The New York Times. Every new collection is at once a deepening and a revelation. Faithful and Virtuous Night is no exception. You enter the world of this spellbinding book through one of its many dreamlike portals, and each time you enter it’s the same place but it has been arranged differently. You were a woman. You were a man. This is a story of adventure, an encounter with the unknown, a knight’s undaunted journey into the kingdom of death; this is a story of the world you’ve always known, that first primer where "on page three a dog appeared, on page five a ball" and every familiar facet has been made to shimmer like the contours of a dream, "the dog float[ing] into the sky to join the ball." Faithful and Virtuous Night tells a single story but the parts are mutable, the great sweep of its narrative mysterious and fateful, heartbreaking and charged with wonder.


  • 811 H242FE
    Harrison, Jeffrey.
    Feeding the fire : poems
    Publication Year:2001


  • 811 H242INT
    Harrison, Jeffrey.
    Into daylight
    Publication Year:2014


  • 811 J46R
    Jeon, Joseph Jonghyun
    Racial things, racial forms : objecthood in avant-garde Asian American poetry
    Publication Year:2012


  • 811 K37W
    Kelly, Victoria.
    When the men go off to war : poems
    Publication Year:2015


  • 811 M39S 2007
    Masters, Edgar Lee
    Spoon River anthology
    Publication Year:2007
    Summary:The dead arise from their sleep in the cemetery of a small town to tell their individual stories about an entire community caught in a web of scandal, sin, and vice in the early twentieth century.


  • 811 OL4DO
    Oliver, Mary
    Dog Songs : thirty-five dog songs and one essay
    Publication Year:2013
    Summary:"Beloved by her readers, special to the poet’s own heart, Mary Oliver’s dog poems offer a special window into her world. Dog Songs collects some of the most cherished poems together with new works, offering a portrait of Oliver’s relationship to the companions that have accompanied her daily walks, warmed her home, and inspired her work. To be illustrated with images of the dogs themselves, the subjects will come to colorful life here. These are poems of love and laughter, heartbreak and grief. In these pages we visit with old friends, including Oliver’s well-loved Percy, and meet still others. Throughout, the many dogs of Oliver’s life emerge as fellow travelers, but also as guides, spirits capable of opening our eyes to the lessons of the moment and the joys of nature and connection. Dog Songs is a testament to the power and depth of the human-animal exchange, from an observer of extraordinary vision"–


  • 811 R225M
    Reavey, Amanda Ngoho
    Marilyn
    Publication Year:2015


  • 811 R333F
    Reynolds, Jason
    For every one
    Publication Year:2018
    Summary:"Originally performed at the Kennedy Center for the unveiling of the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial, and later as a tribute to Walter Dean Myers, this stirring and inspirational poem is New York Times bestselling author and National Book Award finalist Jason Reynolds’s rallying cry to the dreamers of the world. Jump Anyway is for kids who dream. Kids who dream of being better than they are. Kids who dream of doing more than they almost dare to dream. Kids who are like Jason, a self-professed dreamer. In it, Jason does not claim to know how to make dreams come true; he has, in fact, been fighting on the front line of his own battle to make his own dreams a reality. He expected to make it when he was sixteen. He inched that number up to eighteen, then twenty-five years old..Now, some of those expectations have been realized. But others, the most important ones, lay ahead, and a lot of them involve kids, how to inspire them. All the kids who are scared to dream, or don’t know how to dream, or don’t dare to dream because they’ve NEVER seen a dream come true. Jason wants kids to know that dreams take time. They involve countless struggles. But no matter how many times a dreamer gets beat down, the drive and the passion and the hope never fully extinguish–because just having the dream is the start you need, or you won’t get anywhere anyway, and that is when you have to take a leap of faith and…jump anyway"–,"An inspirational letter written to the dreamers of the world"–




  • 811 Y9R
    Yu, Timothy (Professor of literature)
    Race and the avant-garde : experimental and Asian American poetry since 1965
    Publication Year:2009


  • 811.08 M65P
    Poetry
    Publication Year:2006




  • 812 C11T
    Cao, Yu.
    Thunderstorm
    Publication Year:2001


  • 812 M31A
    Mamet, David.
    American buffalo : a play
    Publication Year:1996


  • 812 M613AL
    Miller, Arthur
    All my sons : a drama in three acts
    Publication Year:2000


  • 812 M613CRU
    Miller, Arthur
    The crucible : a play in four acts
    Publication Year:2003
    Summary:"I believe that the reader will discover here the essential nature of one of the strangest and most awful chapters in human history," Arthur Miller wrote in an introduction to The Crucible, his classic play about the witch-hunts and trials in seventeenth-century Salem, Massachusetts. Based on historical people and real events, Miller’s drama is a searing portrait of a community engulfed by hysteria. In the rigid theocracy of Salem, rumors that women are practicing witchcraft galvanize the town’s most basic fears and suspicions; and when a young girl accuses Elizabeth Proctor of being a witch, self-righteous church leaders and townspeople insist that Elizabeth be brought to trial. The ruthlessness of the prosecutors and the eagerness of neighbor to testify against neighbor brilliantly illuminate the destructive power of socially sanctioned violence. Written in 1953, The Crucible is a mirror Miller uses to reflect the anti-communist hysteria inspired by Senator Joseph McCarthy’s witch-hunts in the United States. Within the text itself, Miller contemplates the parallels, writing: "Political opposition…is given an inhumane overlay, which then justifies the abrogation of all normally applied customs of civilized behavior. A political policy is equated with moral right, and opposition to it meets with diabolical malevolence."


  • 812 W67ST 2004
    Williams, Tennessee
    A streetcar named desire
    Publication Year:2004




  • 812 Y26AN
    Yamashita, Karen Tei
    Anime Wong : fictions of performance
    Publication Year:2014


  • 813 C28SE
    Cather, Willa
    The selected letters of Willa Cather
    Publication Year:2013
    Summary:A first publication of the acclaimed writer’s personal correspondences includes whimsical teenage reports of her 1880s Red Cloud life, letters written during her early journalism years and the 1940s exchanges penned in observation of World War II and her own struggles with aging. — Publishers Description.


  • 813 K45ME
    Melehy, Hassan
    Kerouac : language, poetics, and territory
    Publication Year:2016
    Summary:"Given Jack Kerouac’s enduring reputation for heaving words onto paper, it might surprise some readers to see his name coupled with the word "poetics." But as a native speaker of French, he embarked on his famous "spontaneous prose" only after years of seeking techniques to overcome the restrictions he encountered in writing in a single language, English. The result was an elaborate poetics that cannot be fully understood without accounting for his bilingual thinking and practice.Of the more than twenty-five biographies of Kerouac, few have seriously examined his relationship to the French language and the reason for his bilingualism, the Québec Diaspora. Although this background has long been recognized in French-language treatments, it is a new dimension in Anglophone studies of his writing. In a theoretically informed discussion, Hassan Melehy explores how Kerouac’s poetics of exile involves meditations on moving between territories and languages. Far from being a naïve pursuit, Kerouac’s writing practice not only responded but contributed to some of the major aesthetic and philosophical currents of the twentieth century in which notions such as otherness and nomadism took shape. Kerouac: Language, Poetics, and Territory offers a major reassessment of a writer who, despite a readership that extends over much of the globe, remains poorly appreciated at home"–,"A reassessment of Jack Kerouac’s poetic theory and practice from the perspective of their central yet most overlooked component: the fact that he thought and worked in two languages, his native French and his adopted English"–


  • 813 SA3ZSH
    Shields, David
    Salinger
    Publication Year:2013
    Summary:This biography draws on extensive research and exclusive interviews to share previously undisclosed aspects of the enigmatic writer’s life, from his private relationships and service in World War II to his legal concerns and innermost secrets. The icon who disappeared. Raised in Park Avenue privilege, J. D. Salinger sought out combat, surviving five bloody battles of World War II and the liberation of a death camp, and out of that crucible he created a novel, The Catcher in the Rye, which journeyed deep into his own despair and redefined postwar America. For more than fifty years, Salinger has been one of the most elusive figures in American history. All of the attempts to uncover the truth about why he disappeared have been undermined by a lack of access and the recycling of inaccurate information. In the course of a nine-year investigation, and especially in the three years since Salinger’s death, the authors have interviewed more than 200 people on five continents (many of whom had previously refused to go on the record) to solve the mystery of what happened to Salinger. — From publisher description.


  • 813 SC6EX
    Scott, Darieck.
    Extravagant abjection : blackness, power, and sexuality in the African American literary imagination
    Publication Year:2010
    Summary:Summary: Challenging the conception of empowerment associated with the Black Power Movement and its political and intellectual legacies, this title contends that power can be found not only in martial resistance, but, surprisingly, where the black body has been inflicted with harm or humiliation.


  • 813 ST7ZN
    New essays on Uncle Tom’s cabin
    Publication Year:1986


  • 813 W12ON
    Wainaina, Binyavanga.
    One day I will write about this place : a memoir
    Publication Year:2011
    Summary:The author tumbled through his middle class Kenyan childhood out of kilter with the world around him. This world came to him as a chaos of loud and colorful sounds: the hair dryers at his mother’s beauty parlor, black mamba bicycle bells, mechanics in Nairobi, the music of Michael Jackson. In this memoir, the author takes us through his school days, his mother’s religious period, his failed attempt to study in South Africa as a computer programmer, a moving family reunion in Uganda, and his travels around Kenya. The landscape in front of him always claims his main attention, but he also evokes the shifting political scene that unsettles his views on family, tribe, and nationhood. Throughout, reading is his refuge and his solace. And when, in 2002, a writing prize comes through, the door is opened for him to pursue the career that perhaps had been beckoning all along.


  • 814 F85F
    Franzen, Jonathan.
    Farther away
    Publication Year:2012
    Summary:In "Farther Away," which gathers together essays and speeches written mostly in the past five years, Franzen returns with renewed vigor to the themes, both human and literary, that have long preoccupied him.


  • 814 M97C
    Murray, Albert
    Collected essays & memoirs
    Publication Year:2016


  • 814 W158S
    Wallace, David Foster.
    A supposedly fun thing I’ll never do again : essays and arguments
    Publication Year:1997


  • 814.54 OL4UP
    Oliver, Mary
    Upstream : select essays
    Publication Year:2016
    Summary:"’In the beginning I was so young and such a stranger to myself I hardly existed. I had to go out into the world and see it and hear it and react to it, before I knew at all who I was, what I was, what I wanted to be.’ So begins Upstream, a collection of essays in which beloved poet Mary Oliver reflects on her willingness, as a young child and as an adult, to lose herself within the beauty and mysteries of both the natural world and the world of literature. Emphasizing the significance of her childhood ‘friend’ Walt Whitman, through whose work she first understood that a poem is a temple, ‘a place to enter, and in which to feel,’ and who encouraged her to vanish into the world of her writing, Oliver meditates on the forces that allowed her to create a life for herself out of work and love. As she writes, ‘I could not be a poet without the natural world. Someone else could. But not me. For me the door to the woods is the door to the temple.’ Upstream follows Oliver as she contemplates the pleasure of artistic labor, her boundless curiosity for the flora and fauna that surround her, and the responsibility she has inherited from Shelley, Wordsworth, Emerson, Poe, and Frost, the great thinkers and writers of the past, to live thoughtfully, intelligently, and to observe with passion. Throughout this collection, Oliver positions not just herself upstream but us as well as she encourages us all to keep moving, to lose ourselves in the awe of the unknown, and to give power and time to the creative and whimsical urges that live within us"–


  • 818 AN4ZI
    Angelou, Maya.
    I know why the caged bird sings
    Publication Year:1993
    Summary:Presents the story of a spirited and gifted, but poor, Black girl growing up in the South in the 1930’s. Tells how she came into her own, experiencing prejudice, family difficulties, and a relationship with a teacher who taught her to respect books, learning, and herself. The moving and beautiful autobiography of a talented black woman. "I have no words for this achievement, but I know that not since the days of my childhood have I found myself so moved. Her portrait is a Biblical study of life in the midst of death".-James Baldwin.


  • 821 M64P
    Milton, John
    Paradise lost
    Publication Year:2005
    Summary:Preserving the quality and character of Hughes’ richly annotated edition in this revision, the text includes a thorough updating of the text, notes, and bibliographies to reflect the scholarship of the last half-century.


  • 821 SP3ZH
    Hadfield, Andrew.
    Edmund Spenser : a life
    Publication Year:2012
    Summary:"The first biography in sixty years of the most important non-dramatic poet of the English Renaissance"–From publisher description.


  • 821 W39B
    Weinfield, Henry.
    The blank-verse tradition from Milton to Stevens : freethinking and the crisis of modernity
    Publication Year:2012
    Summary:"Blank verse, unrhymed iambic pentameter, has been central to English poetry since the Renaissance. It is the basic vehicle of Shakespeare’s plays and the form in which Milton chose to write Paradise Lost. Milton associated it with freedom, and the Romantics, connecting it in turn with freethinking, used it to explore change and confront modernity, sometimes in unexpectedly radical ways. Henry Weinfield’s detailed readings of the masterpieces of English blank verse focus on Milton, Wordsworth, Shelley, Keats, Tennyson and Stevens. He traces the philosophical and psychological struggles underlying these poets’ choice of form and genre, and the extent to which their work is marked, consciously or not, by the influence of other poets. Unusually attuned to echoes between poems, this study sheds new light on how important poetic texts, most of which are central to the literary canon, unfold as works of art"–


  • 821.08 P19K
    The Penguin book of English verse
    Publication Year:2004


  • 821.08 P757G
    Poetry : a pocket anthology
    Publication Year:2010


  • 821.3 T68H
    Tottel’s miscellany : songs and sonnets of Henry Howard, Earl of Surrey, Sir Thomas Wyatt and others
    Publication Year:2011
    Summary:Songs and Sonnets (1557), the first printed anthology of English poetry, was immensely influential in Tudor England, and inspired major Elizabethan writers including Shakespeare. Collected by pioneering publisher Richard Tottel, it brought poems of the aristocracy – verses of friendship, war, politics, death and above all of love – into wide common readership for the first time. The major poets of Henry VIII’s court, Sir Thomas Wyatt and Henry Howard, Earl of Surrey, were first printed in the volume. Wyatt’s intimate poem about lost love which begins ‘They flee from me, that sometime did me seke’, and Surrey’s passionate sonnet ‘Complaint of a lover rebuked’ are joined in the miscellany by a large collection of diverse, intriguingly anonymous poems both moral and erotic, intimate and universal.


  • 822 B43H
    Bennett, Alan
    The history boys
    Publication Year:2004
    Summary:Publisher description: An unruly bunch of bright, funny sixth-form (or senior) boys in a British boys’ school are, as such boys will be, in pursuit of sex, sport, and a place at a good university, generally in that order. In all their efforts, they are helped and hindered, enlightened and bemused, by a maverick English teacher who seeks to broaden their horizons in sometimes undefined ways, and a young history teacher who questions the methods, as well as the aim, of their schooling. In The History Boys, Alan Bennett evokes the special period and place that the sixth form represents in an English boy’s life. In doing so, he raises not only universal questions about the nature of history and how it is taught but also questions about the purpose of education today.


  • 822 P67SH
    Pinero, Miguel.
    Short eyes : a play
    Publication Year:1975
    Summary:This powerful drama of prison life is set in a house of detention where a group of young convicts-predominantly black and Puerto Rican-taunt, fight, insult, and entertain one another in an attempt to preserve their sanity and to create a semblance of community. When a young white prisoner accused of child molesting is thrown into the cell block by a guard who says he belongs in Sing Sing because "the men up there konw what to do with degenerates like you," the stage is set for an explosive series of events; for, among prisoners, this child molester called "short eyes" is the lowest of criminals. – Publisher.


  • 822.3 S5MZOX
    Shakespeare, William
    The tragedy of Macbeth
    Publication Year:2008


  • 822.3 S5ZHO
    Höfele, Andreas
    Stage, stake, and scaffold : humans and animals in Shakespeare’s theatre
    Publication Year:2011


  • 822.3 S5ZWR
    Wright, George Thaddeus.
    Shakespeare’s metrical art
    Publication Year:1988


  • 025.3 D48C
    The card catalog : books, cards, and literary treasures
    Publication Year:2017
    Summary:The Library of Congress brings booklovers an enriching tribute to the power of the written word and to the history of our most beloved books. Featuring more than 200 full-color images of original catalog cards, first edition book covers, and photographs from the library’s magnificent archives, this collection is a visual celebration of the rarely seen treasures in one of the world’s most famous libraries and the brilliant catalog system that has kept it organized for hundreds of years. Packed with engaging facts on literary classics–from Ulysses to The Cat in the Hat to Shakespeare’s First Folio to The Catcher in the Rye–this package is an ode to the enduring magic and importance of books.


  • 027 C26L
    Campbell, James W. P.
    The library : a world history
    Publication Year:2013


  • 091 D34M
    De Hamel, Christopher
    Meetings with remarkable manuscripts : twelve journeys into the medieval world
    Publication Year:2017
    Summary:"Meetings with Remarkable Manuscripts is a captivating examination of twelve illuminated manuscripts from the medieval period. Noted authority Christopher de Hamel invites the reader into intimate conversations with these texts to explore what they tell us about nearly a thousand years of medieval history–and about the modern world, too. In so doing, de Hamel introduces us to kings, queens, saints, scribes, artists, librarians, thieves, dealers, and collectors. He traces the elaborate journeys that these exceptionally precious artifacts have made through time and shows us how they have been copied, how they have been embroiled in politics, how they have been regarded as objects of supreme beauty and as symbols of national identity, and who has owned them or lusted after them (and how we can tell). From the earliest book in medieval England to the incomparable Book of Kells to the oldest manuscript of the Canterbury Tales, these encounters tell a narrative of intellectual culture and art over the course of a millennium. Two of the manuscripts visited are now in libraries of North America, the Morgan Library in New York and the Getty Museum in Los Angeles. Part travel book, part detective story, part conversation with the reader, Meetings with Remarkable Manuscripts allows us to experience some of the greatest works of art in our culture to give us a different perspective on history and on how we come by knowledge"–


  • 152.4 B32L
    Beard, Mary
    Laughter in ancient Rome : on joking, tickling, and cracking up
    Publication Year:2014
    Summary:"What made the Romans laugh? Was ancient Rome a carnival, filled with practical jokes and hearty chuckles? Or was it a carefully regulated culture in which the uncontrollable excess of laughter was a force to fear-a world of wit, irony, and knowing smiles? How did Romans make sense of laughter? What role did it play in the world of the law courts, the imperial palace, or the spectacles of the arena? Laughter in Ancient Rome explores one of the most intriguing, but also trickiest, of historical subjects. Drawing on a wide range of Roman writing-from essays on rhetoric to a surviving Roman joke book-Mary Beard tracks down the giggles, smirks, and guffaws of the ancient Romans themselves. From ancient ‘monkey business’ to the role of a chuckle in a culture of tyranny, she explores Roman humor from the hilarious, to the momentous, to the surprising. But she also reflects on even bigger historical questions. What kind of history of laughter can we possibly tell? Can we ever really ‘get’ the Romans’ jokes?"–




  • 220.52 N42G
    Nicolson, Adam
    God’s secretaries : the making of the King James Bible
    Publication Year:2005
    Summary:A network of complex currents flowed across Jacobean England. This was the England of Shakespeare, Jonson, and Bacon; the era of the Gunpowder Plot and the worst outbreak of the plague. Jacobean England was both more godly and less godly than the country had ever been, and the entire culture was drawn taut between these polarities. This was the world that created the King James Bible.


  • 297.5 AM3W
    Amer, Sahar.
    What is veiling?
    Publication Year:2014
    Summary:Examines the practice of veiling in Muslim culture, discussing its history, its religious, social, and political significance, and its importance to both conservative and progressive Muslim women as a symbol of commitment to their beliefs. — Publishers description.


  • 301 H67
    Hofstadter, Richard
    Social Darwinism in American thought
    Publication Year:1992
    Summary:Are society’s disadvantaged doomed to get "selected out" of the economic pool? Is America’s social landscape a battleground for the "survival of the fittest" where only the strong endure? Once again biology is being used to explain human development, and right-wing ideologies claim reluctance to intervene in the "natural" workings of the economy. The author’s work offers insight into how ideas borne out of evolutionary theory continue to affect American values. Tracing the impact of Darwin on thinkers throughout the Gilded Age and the Progressive Era, this book shows how a politically neutral scientific theory has been adapted with skillful rhetoric to contradictory purposes.


  • 301.2 B28S
    Barthes, Roland.
    S/Z
    Publication Year:1974


  • 303.4 D54g
    Diamond, Jared M.
    Guns, germs, and steel : the fates of human societies
    Publication Year:1997




  • 305 H16C
    Hochschild, Jennifer L
    Creating a new racial order : how immigration, multiracialism, genomics, and the young can remake race in America
    Publication Year:2014
    Summary:"The American racial order–the beliefs, institutions, and practices that organize relationships among the nation’s races and ethnicities–is undergoing its greatest transformation since the 1960s. Creating a New Racial Order takes a groundbreaking look at the reasons behind this dramatic change, and considers how different groups of Americans are being affected. Through revealing narrative and striking research, the authors show that the personal and political choices of Americans will be critical to how, and how much, racial hierarchy is redefined in decades to come. The authors outline the components that make up a racial order and examine the specific mechanisms influencing group dynamics in the United States: immigration, multiracialism, genomic science, and generational change. Cumulatively, these mechanisms increase heterogeneity within each racial or ethnic group, and decrease the distance separating groups from each other. The authors show that individuals are moving across group boundaries, that genomic science is challenging the whole concept of race, and that economic variation within groups is increasing. Above all, young adults understand and practice race differently from their elders: their formative memories are 9/11, Hurricane Katrina, and Obama’s election–not civil rights marches, riots, or the early stages of immigration. Blockages could stymie or distort these changes, however, so the authors point to essential policy and political choices. Portraying a vision, not of a postracial America, but of a different racial America, Creating a New Racial Order examines how the structures of race and ethnicity are altering a nation."–Jacket.


  • 305.4 C66H
    Cooke, Rachel (Journalist)
    Her Brilliant Career : Ten Extraordinary Women of the Fifties
    Publication Year:2014
    Summary:Journalist Rachel Cooke goes back in time to offer an entertaining and iconoclastic look at ten women in the 1950s–pioneers whose professional careers and complicated private lives helped to create the opportunities available to today’s women. These intrepid and ambitious individuals–among them a film director, a cook, an architect, an editor, an archaeologist, and a race car driver–left the house, discovered the bliss of work, and ushered in the era of the working woman Daring and independent, these remarkable unsung heroines–whose obscurity makes their accomplishments all the more astonishing and relevant–loved passionately, challenged men’s control, made their own mistakes, and took life on their own terms, breaking new ground and offering inspiration. Their individual portraits form a landscape of 1950s culture, and of women’s unique–and rapidly evolving–role. Before there could be a Danica Patrick, there had to be a Sheila van Damm; before there was Barbara Walters, there was Nancy Spain; before Kathryn Bigelow came Muriel Box. The pioneers of Her Brilliant Career forever changed the fabric of culture, society, and the workforce. This is the Fifties retold: vivid, surprising and, most of all, modern.–From publisher description.


  • 305.4 D89R
    Dursteler, Eric.
    Renegade women : gender, identity, and boundaries in the early modern Mediterranean
    Publication Year:2011
    Summary:This book uses the stories of early modern women in the Mediterranean who left their birthplaces, families, and religions to reveal the complex space women of the period occupied socially and politically. In the narrow sense, the word "renegade" as used in the early modern Mediterranean referred to a Christian who had abandoned his or her religion to become a Muslim. With Renegade Women, Eric R Dursteler deftly redefines and broadens the term to include anyone who crossed the era’s and region’s religious, political, social, and gender boundaries. Drawing on archival research, he relates three tales of women whose lives afford great insight into both the specific experiences and condition of females in, and the broader cultural and societal practices and mores of, the early Mediterranean. Through Beatrice Michiel of Venice, who fled an overbearing husband to join her renegade brother in Constantinople and took the name Fatima Hatun, Dursteler discusses how women could convert and relocate in order to raise their personal and familial status. In the parallel tales of the Christian Elena Civalelli and the Muslim Mihale Šatorović, who both entered a Venetian convent to avoid unwanted, arranged marriages, he finds courageous young women who used the frontier between Ottoman and Venetian states to exercise a surprising degree of agency over their lives. And in the actions of four Muslim women of the Greek island of Milos–Aissè, her sisters Eminè and Catigè, and their mother, Maria–who together left their home for Corfu and converted from Islam to Christianity to escape Aissè’s emotionally and financially neglectful husband, Dursteler unveils how a woman’s attempt to control her own life ignited an international firestorm that threatened Venetian-Ottoman relations. A truly fascinating narrative of female instrumentality, Renegade Women illuminates the nexus of identity and conversion in the early modern Mediterranean through global and local lenses. Scholars of the period will find this to be a richly informative and thoroughly engrossing read. –Amazon.com


  • 305.8 AR6B
    Arnesen, Eric.
    Black protest and the great migration : a brief history with documents
    Publication Year:2003
    Summary:During World War I, as many as half a million southern African Americans permanently left the South to create new homes and lives in the urban North, and hundreds of thousands more would follow in the 1920s. This dramatic transformation in the lives of many black Americans involved more than geography: the increasingly visible “New Negro” and the intensification of grassroots black activism in the South as well as the North were the manifestations of a new challenge to racial subordination. Eric Arnesen’s unique collection of articles from a variety of northern, southern, black, and white newspapers, magazines, and books explores the “Great Migration,” focusing on the economic, social, and political conditions of the Jim Crow South, the meanings of race in general — and on labor in particular — in the urban North, the grassroots movements of social protest that flourished in the war years, and the postwar “racial counterrevolution.”,Contains primary source documents.


  • 305.8 H76W
    hooks, bell
    Writing beyond race : living theory and practice
    Publication Year:2013


  • 305.8 R34C
    Reid-Pharr, Robert
    Conjugal union : the body, the house, and the Black American
    Publication Year:1999
    Summary:In Conjugal Union, Robert F. Reid-Pharr argues that during the antebellum period a community of free black northeastern intellectuals sought to establish the stability of a Black American subjectivity by figuring the black body as the necessary antecedent to any intelligible Black American public presence. Reid-Pharr goes on to argue that the fact of the black body’s constant and often spectacular display demonstrates an incredible uncertainty as to that body’s status. Thus antebellum black intellectuals were always anxious about how a stable relationship between the black body and the black community might be maintained.,Paying particular attention to Black American novels written before the Civil War, the author shows how the household was utilized by these writers to normalize this relationship of body to community such that a person could enter a household as a white and leave it as a black.,Contains primary source material.


  • 305.8 R46R
    Rissman, Rebecca.
    Rodney King and the L.A. riots
    Publication Year:2014
    Summary:Examines an important historic event, the police beating of Rodney King in 1991 and the riots in Los Angeles, California, in 1992.


  • 306.09 SCH95S
    Schwartz, Stuart B.
    Sugar plantations in the formation of Brazilian society : Bahia, 1550-1835
    Publication Year:1985


  • 306.3 D49P
    DeWitt, Dave
    Precious cargo : how foods from the Americas changed the world
    Publication Year:2014
    Summary:Chronicles the story of how western-hemisphere foods spread throughout the world, tracing the science and rise of everyday crops into commodities while examining the roles of pioneering individuals responsible for western food dominance.


  • 306.3 N17T
    Nathans, Sydney.
    To free a family : the journey of Mary Walker
    Publication Year:2012
    Summary:What was it like for a mother to flee slavery, leaving her children behind? This book tells the remarkable story of Mary Walker, who in August 1848 fled her owner for refuge in the North and spent the next seventeen years trying to recover her family. Her freedom, like that of thousands who escaped from bondage, came at a great price, remorse at parting without a word and fear for her family’s fate. This story is anchored in two extraordinary collections of letters and diaries, that of her former North Carolina slaveholders and that of the northern family, Susan and Peter Lesley, who protected and employed her. The author’s narrative reveals Mary Walker’s remarkable persistence, as well as the sustained collaboration of the black and white abolitionists who assisted her. Mary Walker and the Lesleys ventured half a dozen attempts at liberation, from ransom to ruse to rescue, until the end of the Civil War reunited Mary Walker with her son and daughter. Unlike her more famous counterparts such as Harriet Tubman, Harriet Jacobs, and Sojourner Truth, who wrote their own narratives and whose public defiance made them heroines, Mary Walker’s efforts were protracted, wrenching, and private. Her odyssey was more representative of women refugees from bondage who labored secretly and behind the scenes to reclaim their families from the South. In recreating Mary Walker’s journey, this book gives voice to their hidden epic of emancipation and to an untold story of the Civil War era.


  • 306.34 B98P
    Burnard, Trevor G.
    Planters, merchants, and slaves : plantation societies in British America, 1650-1820
    Publication Year:2015
    Summary:As with any enterprise involving violence and lots of money, running a plantation in early British America was a serious and brutal enterprise. Beyond resources and weapons, a plantation required a significant force of cruel and rapacious men–men who, as Trevor Burnard sees it, lacked any better options for making money. In the contentious Planters, Merchants, and Slaves, Burnard argues that white men did not choose to develop and maintain the plantation system out of virulent racism or sadism, but rather out of economic logic because–to speak bluntly–it worked. These economically successful and ethically monstrous plantations required racial divisions to exist, but their successes were always measured in gold, rather than skin or blood. Burnard argues that the best example of plantations functioning as intended is not those found in the fractious and poor North American colonies, but those in their booming and integrated commercial hub, Jamaica. Sure to be controversial, this book is a major intervention in the scholarship on slavery, economic development, and political power in early British America, mounting a powerful and original argument that boldly challenges historical orthodoxy.


  • 306.362 F37F
    Ferrer, Ada.
    Freedom’s mirror : Cuba and Haiti in the age of revolution
    Publication Year:2014
    Summary:"The Haitian Revolution of 1791-1804 was the only slave rebellion in which slaves and former slaves succeeded in ending slavery and establishing an independent state, making it perhaps the most radical revolution of the modern world. Yet on the Spanish island of Cuba, barely fifty miles away, the events in Haiti helped usher in the antithesis of revolutionary emancipation. There, planters and authorities saw the devastation of their neighboring colony and rushed to prevent the same events from happening in Cuba by buttressing the institutions of slavery and colonial rule. Freedom’s Mirror follows the reverberations of the Haitian Revolution in Cuba, where the violent entrenchment of slavery occurred at the very moment that the Haitian Revolution provided a powerful and proximate example of slaves destroying slavery. By linking two stories–the story of the Haitian Revolution and that of the rise of Cuban slave society–that are usually told separately, Ada Ferrer sheds fresh light on both of these crucial moments in Caribbean and Atlantic history"–Provided by publisher.,Contains primary source material.


  • 306.362 R13EI
    Rael, Patrick
    Eighty-eight years : the long death of slavery in the United States, 1777-1865
    Publication Year:2015
    Summary:Why did it take so long to end slavery in the United States, and what did it mean that the nation existed eighty-eight years as a "house divided against itself," as Abraham Lincoln put it? The decline of slavery throughout the Atlantic world was a protracted affair, says Patrick Rael, but no other nation endured anything like the United States. Here the process took from 1777, when Vermont wrote slavery out of its state constitution, to 1865, when the Thirteenth Amendment abolished slavery nationwide. Rael immerses readers in the mix of social, geographic, economic, and political factors that shaped this unique American experience. He not only takes a far longer view of slavery’s demise than do those who date it to the rise of abolitionism in 1831, he also places it in a broader Atlantic context. We see how slavery ended variously by consent or force across time and place and how views on slavery evolved differently between the centers of European power and their colonial peripheries – some of which would become power centers themselves. Rael shows how African Americans played the central role in ending slavery in the United States. Fueled by new Revolutionary ideals of self-rule and universal equality – and on their own or alongside abolitionists – both slaves and free blacks slowly turned American opinion against the slave interests in the South. Secession followed, and then began the national bloodbath that would demand slavery’s complete destruction.


  • 307.76 L34C
    The city reader
    Publication Year:2015
    Summary:"The sixth edition of the highly successfulThe City Reader juxtaposes the very best classic and contemporary writings on the city to provide the comprehensive mapping of the terrain of Urban Studies and Planning old and new. The City Reader is the anchor volume in the Routledge Urban Reader Series and is now integrated with all ten other titles in the series. This edition has been extensively updated and expanded to reflect the latest thinking in each of the disciplinary areas included and in topical areas such as compact cities, urban history, place making, sustainable urban development, globalization, cities and climate change, the world city network, the impact of technology on cities, resilient cities, cities in Africa and the Middle East, and urban theory. The new edition places greater emphasis on cities in the developing world, globalization and the global city system of the future. The plate sections have been revised and updated. Sixty generous selections are included: forty-four from the fifth edition, and sixteen new selections, including three newly written exclusively for The City Reader. The sixth edition keeps classic writings by authors such as Ebenezer Howard, Ernest W. Burgess, LeCorbusier, Lewis Mumford, Jane Jacobs, and Louis Wirth, as well as the best contemporary writings of, among others, Peter Hall, Manuel Castells, David Harvey, Saskia Sassen, and Kenneth Jackson. In addition to newly commissioned selections by Yasser Elshestawy, Peter Taylor, and Lawrence Vale, new selections in the sixth edition include writings by Aristotle, Peter Calthorpe, Alberto Camarillo, Filip DeBoech, Edward Glaeser, David Owen, Henri Pirenne, The Project for Public Spaces, Jonas Rabinovich and Joseph Lietman, Doug Saunders, and Bish Sanyal. The anthology features general and section introductions as well as individual introductions to the selected articles introducing the authors, providing context, relating the selection to other selection, and providing a bibliography for further study. The sixth edition includes fifty plates in four plate sections, substantially revised from the fifth edition." from the publisher’s website.


  • 323.09 F83H
    The French Revolution and human rights : a brief documentary history
    Publication Year:1996
    Summary:This brief documentary history explores the issue of rights and citizenship that dominated Revolutionary France and helped define modern notions of civil rights. The rich selection of 38 primary documents – many never before published in English allows students to read and analyze, firsthand, the intense debates and subsequent legislation engendered by the French Revolution. An extensive introductory essay discusses the controversies over citizenship and rights current in Enlightenment and Revolutionary France. Headnotes for the documents, a chronology, a bibliography, engravings from the period, and questions to consider are also included.,Contains primary source material.


  • 327 K48W
    Kissinger, Henry
    World order
    Publication Year:2014
    Summary:Henry Kissinger offers in World Order a meditation on the roots of international harmony and global disorder. There has never been a true "world order," Kissinger observes. For most of history, civilizations defined their own concepts of order. Each considered itself the center of the world and envisioned its distinct principles as universally relevant. China conceived of a global cultural hierarchy with the Emperor at its pinnacle. In Europe, Rome imagined itself surrounded by barbarians. When Rome fragmented, European peoples refined a concept of an equilibrium of sovereign states and sought to export it across the world. Islam, in its early centuries, considered itself the world’s sole legitimate political unit, destined to expand indefinitely until the world was brought into harmony by religious principles. The United States was born of a conviction about the universal applicability of democracy — a conviction that has guided its policies ever since. Now international affairs take place on a global basis, and these historical concepts of world order are meeting. Every region participates in questions of high policy in every other, often instantaneously. Yet there is no consensus among the major actors about the rules and limits guiding this process, or its ultimate destination. The result is mounting tension. Grounded in Kissinger’s study of history and his experience as National Security Advisor and Secretary of State, World Order guides readers through crucial episodes in recent world history. Kissinger offers a glimpse into the inner deliberations of the Nixon administration’s negotiations with Hanoi over the end of the Vietnam War, as well as Ronald Reagan’s tense debates with Soviet Premier Gorbachev in Reykjavík. He offers insights into the future of U.S.-China relations and the evolution of the European Union, and examines lessons of the conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan. Taking readers from his analysis of nuclear negotiations with Iran through the West’s response to the Arab Spring and tensions with Russia over Ukraine, World Order anchors Kissinger’s historical analysis in the decisive events of our time.


  • 327.73092 K34G
    Gaddis, John Lewis.
    George F. Kennan : an American life
    Publication Year:2011
    Summary:A remarkably revealing view of how this greatest of Cold War strategists came to doubt his strategy and always doubted himself.


  • 327.9 W74T
    Wright, Lawrence
    Thirteen days in September : Carter, Begin, and Sadat at Camp David
    Publication Year:2014
    Summary:A gripping day-to-day account of the 1978 Camp David conference, when President Jimmy Carter persuaded Israeli prime minister Menachem Begin and Egyptian president Anwar Sadat to sign the first peace treaty in the modern Middle East, one which endures to this day.


  • 337.11 M22P
    McDonald, Kevin P.
    Pirates, merchants, settlers, and slaves : Colonial America and the Indo-Atlantic world
    Publication Year:2015
    Summary:"In the late seventeenth and early eighteenth centuries, more than a thousand pirates poured from the Atlantic into the Indian Ocean. There they helped launch an informal trade network that spanned the Atlantic and Indian Ocean worlds, connecting the North American colonies with the rich markets of the East Indies. Rather than conducting their commerce through chartered companies based in London or Lisbon, colonial merchants in New York entered into an alliance with Euro-American pirates based in Madagascar. Pirates, merchants, settlers, and slaves explores the resulting global trade network located on the bperipheries of world empires and shows the illicit ways American colonists met the consumer demand for slaves and East India goods. The book reveals that pirates played a significant yet misunderstood role in this period and that seafaring slaves were both commodities and essential components in the Indo-Atlantic maritime networks."–Provided by publisher.


  • 338.96 AK9AF
    Africa’s development in historical perspective
    Publication Year:2014
    Summary:This edited volume addresses the root causes of Africa’s persistent poverty through an investigation of its longue duree history. It interrogates the African past through disease and demography, institutions and governance, African economies and the impact of the export slave trade, colonialism, Africa in the world economy, and culture’s influence on accumulation and investment. Several of the chapters take a comparative perspective, placing Africa’s developments aside other global patterns. The readership for this book spans from the informed lay reader with an interest in Africa, academics and undergraduate and graduate students, policy makers, and those in the development world.


  • 342.73 H16F
    The Federalist : the essential essays
    Publication Year:2003
    Summary:Jack Rakove presents the most crucial and frequently studied federalist essays, published in 1787 and 1788 supporting the ratification of the Constitution, with an introduction to contemporary scholarly thinking about the Constitution and the role these essays played in its adoption. Rakove’s introduction compresses an incredible amount of material into a coherent, accessible essay that identifies the major themes, people, and events of the constitutional period and sets them in context. Rakove not only synthesizes the most recent scholarship but presents original insights that are worthy of discussion in themselves.,Contains primary source documents.


  • 345.5 C42T
    Chaffee, John W.
    The thorny gates of learning in Sung China : a social history of examinations
    Publication Year:1995


  • 345.73 M85B
    Birth of a nation’hood : gaze, script, and spectacle in the O.J. Simpson case
    Publication Year:1997
    Summary:Contains primary sources.


  • 346.73 SP66W
    Spoo, Robert E.
    Without copyrights : piracy, publishing, and the public domain
    Publication Year:2013
    Summary:"Tells the story of how the clashes between authors, publishers, and literary "pirates" influenced both American copyright law and literature itself."–Dust jacket flap.


  • 355 M76
    Montross, Lynn
    War through the ages.
    Publication Year:1960


  • 355.02 N27L
    Napoleon I, Emperor of the French
    Napoleon on the art of war
    Publication Year:2001
    Summary:Unlike Sun Tzu or Carl von Clausewitz, Napoleon never wrote a unified essay on his military philosophy. Yet, as one of the world’s great strategists and tacticians, he sprinkled wisdom throughout his many and varied writings. Jay Luvaas spent over three decades poring through the thirty-two volumes of Napoleon’s correspondence, carefully translating and editing all of his writings on the art of war, and arranging them into seamless essays. The resulting book captures the brilliant commander’s thoughts on everything from the preparation of his forces to the organization, planning, and execution of his battles — all buttressing Napoleon’s view that "in war there is but one favorable moment; the great art is to seize it." Napoleon on the Art of War will be essential reading for military buffs, students of history, and any business leader looking for timeless insights on strategy.


  • 355.1 B75V
    Brende, Joel Osler.
    Vietnam veterans : the road to recovery
    Publication Year:1986


  • 362.21 B59T
    Bly, Nellie
    Ten days in a mad house
    Publication Year:2012
    Summary:"This is Bly’s truly disturbing account (and exposé) of a mental asylum to which Bly was committed after feigning insanity. Including graphic depictions as to the treatment of mental patients and their unsanitary surroundings, Bly’s controversial 1887 exposé reveals the scandal and brutality of mental health in the nineteenth century and the ease with which professionals were prepared to accept and treat mental "disorders.""–Page 4 of cover.


  • 363.32 Z92TH
    Zuckoff, Mitchell.
    13 hours : the inside account of what really happened in Benghazi
    Publication Year:2014
    Summary:The harrowing, true account from the brave men on the ground who fought back during the Battle of Benghazi. This book presents, for the first time ever, the true account of the events of September 11, 2012, when terrorists attacked the US State Department Special Mission Compound and a nearby CIA station called the Annex in Benghazi, Libya. A team of six American security operators fought to repel the attackers and protect the Americans stationed there. Those men went beyond the call of duty, performing extraordinary acts of courage and heroism, to avert tragedy on a much larger scale. This is their personal account, never before told, of what happened during the thirteen hours of that now-infamous attack. This book sets the record straight on what happened during a night that has been shrouded in mystery and controversy. Written by a New York Times bestselling author this riveting book takes readers into the action-packed story of heroes who laid their lives on the line for one another, for their countrymen, and for their country. It is a stunning, eye-opening, and intense book, but most importantly, it is the truth. The story of what happened to these men, and what they accomplished, is unforgettable.– Provided by publisher.


  • 363.34 F17H
    Farmer, Paul
    Haiti after the earthquake
    Publication Year:2011
    Summary:"On January 12, 2010 a massive earthquake laid waste to Port-au-Prince, Haiti, killing hundreds of thousands of people. Within three days, Dr. Paul Farmer arrived in the Haitian capital, along with a team of volunteers, to lend his services to the injured. In this vivid narrative, Farmer describes the incredible suffering–and resilience–that he encountered in Haiti. Having worked in the country for nearly thirty years, he skillfully explores the social issues that made Haiti so vulnerable to the earthquake–the very issues that make it an "unnatural disaster." Complementing his account are stories from other doctors, volunteers, and earthquake survivors. Haiti after the earthquake will both inform and inspire readers to stand with the Haitian people against the profound economic and social injustices that formed the fault line for this disaster"–Provided by publisher.


  • 364.15 C17I
    Capote, Truman
    In cold blood; a true account of a multiple murder and its consequences
    Publication Year:2007
    Summary:Based on the true story of a prosperous and respected Kansas farmer who, along with his wife and children, is murdered by two mindless ex-convicts.


  • 371.1 D92H
    Duckworth, Eleanor Ruth.
    "The having of wonderful ideas" and other essays on teaching and learning
    Publication Year:2006


  • 379.2 W45EB
    Wilder, Craig Steven
    Ebony & ivy : race, slavery, and the troubled history of America’s universities
    Publication Year:2013
    Summary:A leading African American historian of race in America exposes the uncomfortable truths about race, slavery, and the American academy, revealing that leading universities, dependent on human bondage, became breeding grounds for the racist ideas that sustained it.,Contains primary source material.


  • 401 D44OF
    Derrida, Jacques.
    Of grammatology
    Publication Year:1998
    Summary:Jacques Derrida’s revolutionary theories about deconstruction, phenomenology, psychoanalysis, and structuralism, first voiced in the 1960s, forever changed the face of European and American criticism. The ideas in De la grammatologie sparked lively debates in intellectual circles that included students of literature, philosophy, and the humanities, inspiring these students to ask questions of their disciplines that had previously been considered improper. Thirty years later, the immense influence of Derrida’s work is still igniting controversy, thanks in part to Gayatri Spivak’s translation, which captures the richness and complexity of the original. This corrected edition adds a new index of the critics and philosophers cited in the text. –From publisher’s description.


  • 428 B28C
    Current issues and enduring questions : a guide to critical thinking and argument, with readings
    Publication Year:2014
    Summary:Extensive resource for argument, persuasive writing, and rigorous critical thinking.


  • 576.8 K66S
    Kolbert, Elizabeth
    The sixth extinction : an unnatural history
    Publication Year:2014
    Summary:Over the last half billion years, there have been five major mass extinctions, when the diversity of life on Earth suddenly and dramatically contracted. Scientists are currently monitoring the sixth extinction, predicted to be the most devastating since the asteroid impact that wiped out the dinosaurs. This time around the cataclysm is us. In this book the author tells us why and how human beings have altered life on the planet in a way no species has before. She provides a moving account of the disappearances of various species occurring all around us and traces the evolution of extinction as concept, from its first articulation by Georges Cuvier in revolutionary Paris up to Lyell and Darwin, and through the present day. The sixth extinction is likely to be mankind’s most lasting legacy, compelling us to rethink the fundamental question of what it means to be human.




  • 814.54 K68M
    Koestenbaum, Wayne.
    My 1980s & other essays
    Publication Year:2013
    Summary:"A new book of essays by the cultural critic Wayne Koestenbaum, author of The Queen’s Throat and Jackie Under My Skin"–


  • 844 B28M
    Barthes, Roland.
    Mythologies
    Publication Year:2013
    Summary:"This new edition of Mythologies is the first complete, authoritative English version of the French classic, Roland Barthes’s most emblematic work"–

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