Each calendar year a number of titles are purchased through the Christopher Gillingham Memorial Fund. This is the list of titles purchased during the 2017-2018 Academic year.
Established in 1950-51 and increased thereafter by sundry donors, for the purchase of books for the Oliver Wendell Holmes Library.
Board Book SPIRO
Baby Loves Gravity!
12 rules for life : an antidote to chaos
Summary:"What does everyone in the modern world need to know? Renowned psychologist Jordan B. Peterson’s answer to this most difficult of questions uniquely combines the hard-won truths of ancient tradition with the stunning revelations of cutting-edge scientific research. Humorous, surprising and informative, Dr. Peterson tells us why skateboarding boys and girls must be left alone, what terrible fate awaits those who criticize too easily, and why you should always pet a cat when you meet one on the street. What does the nervous system of the lowly lobster have to tell us about standing up straight (with our shoulders back) and about success in life? Why did ancient Egyptians worship the capacity to pay careful attention as the highest of gods? What dreadful paths do people tread when they become resentful, arrogant and vengeful? Dr. Peterson journeys broadly, discussing discipline, freedom, adventure and responsibility, distilling the world’s wisdom into 12 practical and profound rules for life. 12 Rules for Life shatters the modern commonplaces of science, faith and human nature, while transforming and ennobling the mind and spirit of its readers.".
Live and become
Summary:A young boy who isn’t an orphan is transported away from his home during Operation Moses at a Sudanese refugee camp, in order to honor his mother’s wishes of finding a better and safer life.
A room of one’s own
Summary:Why is it that men, and not women, have always had power, wealth, and fame? Woolf cites the two keys to freedom: fixed income and one’s own room.
Asymmetry : a novel
Summary:Explores the imbalances that spark and sustain dramatic human relations, tracing the overlapping stories of a young American editor’s relationship with a famous older writer, an unexpected New York romance during the early years of the Iraq War and an Iraqi-American man who is detained by immigration officers in Heathrow.
The skin of the film : intercultural cinema, embodiment, and the senses
The Hypersexuality of Race
Woman, Native, Other
Sex Among Allies: Military Prostitution in U.S.-Korea Relations
Coming out like a porn star : essays on pornography, protection, and privacy
Summary:"This one-of-a-kind book shares intimate personal stories of porn performers "coming out" to family, friends, partners, lovers, and community. The contributors represent a wide range of races, ethnicities, and genders. They include Joanna Angel, Annie Sprinkle, Betty Blac, Nina Hartley, Candida Royalle, Conner Habib, Dale Cooper, Christopher Zeischegg, Cindy Gallop, Drew DeVeaux, Erika Lust, Gala Vanting, Casey Calvert, Lorelei Lee, Stoya, Ignacio Rivera AKA Papi; Coxxx, and many others. Jiz Lee is a genderqueer performer who, fascinated by the radical potential of sex, love, and art, has worked in over two hundred projects within indie, queer, and mainstream adult genres, written on gender and porn in The Feminist Porn Book, and taught queer sex workshops. "–,"This one-of-a-kind book presents the stories of porn performers "coming out" — or the decision not to come out — to family, friends, partners, lovers, and community. Notably, the contributors represent a wide range of races, ethnicities, and genders. Contributors include Tina Horn, Papi Coxxx, Chelsea Poe, Chris Lowrance, Anon, Zahra Stardust, Jaffe Ryder, Ms Naughty, Nikki Silver, and Oriana"–
Horace’s school : redesigning the American high school
Summary:Dialogue about what it means to be well-educated in this country, who the recipients of that education should be, and how best to provide that education.