George A. G. Darlow Class of 1956 Fund

Each calendar year a number of titles are purchased through the George A. G. Darlow Class of 1956 Fund. This is the list of titles purchased during the 2017-2018 Academic year.

In addition the Fund provides support for the databases, “Kanopy” and “Reference Universe.”

  • 614.5 B97D
    Byrne, Joseph Patrick.
    Daily life during the Black Death
    Publication Year:2006
    Summary:The book opens with an outline of the course of the pandemic, the causes and nature of bubonic plague, and the recent revisionist views of what the Black Death really was. The author presents the phenomenon of plague thematically by focusing on the places where people lived and worked: the home, the church and cemetery, the village, the pest houses, the streets and roads. The book then investigates contemporary theories of the causes of plague, doctors’ futile attempts to treat victims, the authorities’ vain attempts to prevent the pestilence, and its social impact. The narrative includes vivid examples from across Europe throughout the period, and presents the words of witnesses and victims themselves wherever possible.–From publisher description.

  • 940.1 AB3B
    Aberth, John
    The Black Death : the great mortality of 1348-1350 : a brief history with documents
    Publication Year:2017
    Summary:This new edition continues to provide a fascinating account of the plague that ravaged the world in the fourteenth century. An updated introduction provides important background information and addresses the "plague denial" controversy. A new section of documents on environmental explanations for and responses to the plague joins sections on the origin and spread of the illness; the responses of medical practitioners; the societal and economic impact; religious responses; the flagellant movement and attacks on Jews provoked by the plague; and the artistic response.

  • Children’s Collection C872TH
    Crimi, Carolyn
    There might be lobsters
    Publication Year:2017
    Summary:A little dog’s paralyzing anxiety gives way to bravery when someone smaller arrives in need during a whooshy, splashy, overwhelming day at the beach.

  • Children’s Collection J345H
    Jeffers, Oliver
    Here we are : notes for living on planet Earth
    Publication Year:2017
    Summary:In this salutation from Earth, the chronicler gives a tour of the planet and introduces those who call it home.

  • Children’s Collection R725U
    Rosenthal, Amy Krouse.
    Uni the unicorn
    Publication Year:2014
    Summary:Uni the unicorn believes that little girls are real.

  • Children’s Collection SI25W
    Sileo, Frank J.
    A world of pausabilities : an exercise in mindfulness
    Publication Year:2017
    Summary:"Children (and adults) live in a fast-paced, demanding and stressful world. It is often difficult to slow-down our children’s minds and bodies. This book was written to teach children to take a pause in their lives, to stop activity, to understand quiet time, and to think about what they are doing and where they are going"–

  • Picture Book ROSENTHAL
    Rosenthal, Amy Krouse
    Uni the unicorn and the dream come true
    Publication Year:2017
    Summary:A powerful, shared wish helps Uni the unicorn and the little girl who believes in him to save the land of unicorns from seemingly endless rain.

  • Children’s Collection Y89M
    Yousafzai, Malala
    Malala’s magic pencil
    Publication Year:2017
    Summary:The author presents her story and life philosophy, describing how she wished for a magic pencil that she would use to fix the world’s problems, and how she realized that even if she never found the pencil, she could still have a positive impact.

  • 305.24 SA8V
    Sasse, Benjamin E.
    The vanishing American adult : our coming-of-age crisis–and how to rebuild a culture of self-reliance
    Publication Year:2017
    Summary:America’s youth are in crisis. Raised by well-meaning but overprotective parents and coddled by well-meaning but misbegotten government programs, they are ill-equipped to survive in our highly-competitive global economy. Many of the coming-of-age rituals that have defined the American experience since the Founding — learning the value of working with your hands, leaving home to start a family, becoming economically self-reliant — are being delayed or skipped altogether. The statistics are daunting: 30% of college students drop out after the first year, and only 4 in 10 graduate. One in three 18-to-34 year-olds live with their parents. From these disparate phenomena, Nebraska Senator Ben Sasse who as president of a Midwestern college observed the trials of this generation up close, sees an existential threat to the American way of life. In The Vanishing American Adult, Sasse diagnoses the causes of a generation that can’t grow up and offers a path for raising children to become active and engaged citizens. He identifies core formative experiences that all young people should pursue: hard work to appreciate the benefits of labor, travel to understand deprivation and want, the power of reading, the importance of nurturing your body — and explains how parents can encourage them. Our democracy depends on responsible, contributing adults to function properly — without them America falls prey to populist demagogues. A call to arms, The Vanishing American Adult will ignite a much-needed debate about the link between the way we’re raising our children and the future of our country. – Publisher.,Citing how over-protected youth are ill-equipped to handle the demands of the real world, a guide to raising self-reliant young adults explains how to revive core formative experiences to create responsible, active, and engaged citizens. –Publisher.

    Saunders, George
    Lincoln in the bardo : a novel
    Publication Year:2017
    Summary:After Lincoln’s beloved son, Willie, dies the president is bereft. Newspapers report that a grief-stricken Lincoln returns, alone, to the crypt several times to hold his boy s body. From that seed of historical truth, George Saunders spins an unforgettable story of familial love and loss that breaks free of its realistic, historical framework into a supernatural realm both hilarious and terrifying. Willie Lincoln finds himself in a strange purgatory where ghosts mingle, gripe, commiserate, quarrel, and enact bizarre acts of penance. Within this transitional state called, in the Tibetan tradition, the bardo a monumental struggle erupts over young Willie’s soul.

    Shafak, Elif
    Three daughters of Eve
    Publication Year:2017
    Summary:"The stunning, timely new novel from the acclaimed, internationally bestselling author of The Architect’s Apprentice and The Bastard of Istanbul. Peri, a married, wealthy, beautiful Turkish woman, is on her way to a dinner party at a seaside mansion in Istanbul when a beggar snatches her handbag. As she wrestles to get it back, a photograph falls to the ground — an old polaroid of three young women and their university professor. A relic from a past — and a love — Peri had tried desperately to forget. Three Daughters of Eve is set over an evening in contemporary Istanbul, as Peri arrives at the party and navigates the tensions that simmer in this crossroads country between East and West, religious and secular, rich and poor. Over the course of the dinner, and amidst an opulence that is surely ill-begotten, terrorist attacks occur across the city. Competing in Peri’s mind however are the memories invoked by her almost-lost polaroid, of the time years earlier when she was sent abroad for the first time, to attend Oxford University. As a young woman there, she had become friends with the charming, adventurous Shirin, a fully assimilated Iranian girl, and Mona, a devout Egyptian-American. Their arguments about Islam and feminism find focus in the charismatic but controversial Professor Azur, who teaches divinity, but in unorthodox ways. As the terrorist attacks come ever closer, Peri is moved to recall the scandal that tore them all apart. Elif Shafak is the number one bestselling novelist in her native Turkey, and her work is translated and celebrated around the world. In Three Daughters of Eve, she has given us a rich and moving story that humanizes and personalizes one of the most profound sea changes of the modern world"–

  • Graphic Novel ASS
    Matsui, YÅ«sei
    Assassination classroom. Time for assassination 1,
    Publication Year:2014
    Summary:The students in Class 3-E of Kunugigaoka Junior High have a new teacher: an alien octopus with bizarre powers and unlimited strength, who’s just destroyed the moon and is threatening to destroy the earth–unless they can kill him first! Meet the would-be assassins of class 3-E: Sugino, who let his grades slip and got kicked off the baseball team. Karma, who’s doing well in his classes but keeps getting suspended for fighting. And Okuda, who lacks both academic and social skills, yet excels at one subject: chemistry. Who has the best chance of winning that reward? Will the deed be accomplished through pity, brute force or poison …? And what chance does their teacher have of repairing his students’ tattered self-esteem?

  • Graphic Novel ATT
    Isayama, Hajime
    Attack on Titan. 1
    Publication Year:2012

  • Graphic Novel BAK
    ÅŒba, Tsugumi.
    Bakuman. Dreams and reality 1,
    Publication Year:2010
    Summary:Average student Moritaka Mashiro enjoys drawing for fun. When his classmate and aspiring writer Akito Takagi discovers his talent, he begs Moritaka to team up with him as a manga-creating duo. But what exactly does it take to make it in the manga-publishing world? Moritaka is hesitant to seriously consider Akito’s proposal because he knows how difficult reaching the professional level can be. Still, encouragement from persistent Akito and motivation from his crush push Moritaka to test his limits!

  • Graphic Novel DRA
    Toriyama, Akira
    Dragon ball. 3-in-1. Volume 1
    Publication Year:2013
    Summary:Legend has it that if all seven of the precious orbs called "Dragon Balls" are gathered together, an incredibly powerful dragon god will appear to grant one wish. Unfortunately, the orbs are scattered across the world, making them extremely difficult to collect. Enter 16-year-old Bulma, a scientific genius who has constructed a radar to detect the exact locations of the Dragon Balls. She’s on a mission to find all seven orbs, but first she must convince young Son Goku to join her on her quest. With a monkey tail, superhuman strength and a magic staff for a weapon, Son Goku is ready to set out on the adventure of a lifetime…

  • Graphic Novel FAI
    Mashima, Hiro
    Fairy tail. 1
    Publication Year:2008

  • Graphic Novel FUL
    Arakawa, Hiromu
    Fullmetal alchemist. Volumes 1-2-3
    Publication Year:2011
    Summary:In an alchemical ritual gone wrong, Edward Elric lost his arm and his leg, and his brother Alphonse became nothing but a soul in a suit of armor. Equipped with mechanical auto-mail limbs, Edward becomes a state alchemist, seeking the one thing that can restore his and his brother’s bodies, the legendary Philosopher’s Stone.

  • Graphic Novel HAI
    Furudate, Haruichi
    Haikyu!!. Hinata and Kageyama Volume 1,
    Publication Year:2016
    Summary:"Ever since he saw the legendary player known as ‘the Little Giant’ compete at the national volleyball finals, Shoyo Hinata has been aiming to be the best volleyball player ever! Who says you need to be tall to play volleyball when you can jump higher than anyone else? After losing his first and last volleyball match against Tobio Kageyama, ‘the King of the Court,’ Shoyo Hinata swears to become his rival after graduating middle school. But what happens when the guy he wants to defeat ends up being his teammate?!"–Back cover.

  • Graphic Novel HOS
    Hatori, Bisco.
    Ouran High School host club. Vol. 1
    Publication Year:2005
    Summary:In this screwball romantic comedy, a poor girl at a rich kids’ school ends up working for the school’s swankiest club– and gets mistaken for a boy!

  • Graphic Novel MY
    Horikoshi, Kōhei
    My hero academia. origin Izuku Midoriya : Vol. 1,
    Publication Year:2015
    Summary:Without any special power, middle school student Izuku Midoriya has no chance of getting into the prestigious U.A. High School for budding heroes, but an encounter with the great hero All Might gives him an opportunity to change his destiny.

  • Graphic Novel MY
    Horikoshi, Kōhei
    My hero academia. Rage, you damned nerd Vol. 2,
    Publication Year:2015
    Summary:"Getting into U.A. High School was difficult enough, but it was only the beginning of Midoriya’s long road toward becoming a superhero. The new students all have amazing powers, and although Midoriya has inherited All Might’s abilities, he can barely control them. What’s more, the first-year students are told they will have to compete just to avoid being expelled!" —

  • Graphic Novel NAR
    Kishimoto, Masashi.
    Naruto 3-in-1. [a compilation of the graphic novel volumes 1-2-3] Volume 1.
    Publication Year:2011
    Summary:In the village of Konohagakure, school is literally a battlefield where classmates are ninjas-in-training competing to become the greatest ninja in the land.

  • Graphic Novel ONE
    One-Punch Man. 01
    Publication Year:2015
    Summary:"Nothing about Saitama passes the eyeball test when it comes to superheroes, from his lifeless expression to his bald head to his unimpressive physique. However, this average-looking guy has a not-so-average problem– he just can’t seem to find an opponent strong enough to take on! Every time a promising villain appears, he beats the snot out ’em with one punch! Can Saitama finally find an opponent who can go toe-to-toe with him and give his life some meaning? Or is he doomed to a life of superpowered boredom?"–From publisher.

  • 833 K98B
    Kutscher, Volker
    Babylon Berlin
    Publication Year:2016
    Summary:Berlin, 1929. Detective Inspector Rath, was a successful career officer in the Cologne Homicide Division before a shooting incident in which he inadvertently killed a man. He has been transferred to the Vice Squad in Berlin, a job he detests, even though he finds a new friend in his boss, Chief Inspector Wolter. There is seething unrest in the city and the Commissioner of Police has ordered the Vice Squad to ruthlessly enforce the ban on May Day demonstrations. The result is catastrophic with many dead and injured, and a state of emergency is declared in the Communist strongholds of the city. When a car is hauled out of Berlin’s Landwehr Canal with a mutilated corpse inside the Commissioner decides to use this mystery to divert the attention of press and public from the casualties of the demonstrations. The biggest problem is that the corpse cannot be identified

  • 942.052 G99C
    Guy, J. A.
    The children of Henry VIII
    Publication Year:2014
    Summary:Overview: Behind the facade of politics and pageantry at the Tudor court, there was a family drama. Nothing drove Henry VIII, England’s wealthiest and most powerful king, more than producing a legitimate male heir and so perpetuating his dynasty. To that end, he married six wives, became the subject of the most notorious divorce case of the sixteenth century, and broke with the pope, all in an age of international competition and warfare, social unrest and growing religious intolerance and discord. Henry fathered four living children, each by a different mother. Their interrelationships were often scarred by jealously, mutual distrust, sibling rivalry, even hatred. Possessed of quick wits and strong wills, their characters were defined partly by the educations they received, and partly by events over which they had no control. Henry Fitzroy, Duke of Richmond, although recognized as the king’s son, could never forget his illegitimacy. Edward died while still in his teens, desperately plotting to exclude his half-sisters from the throne. Mary’s world was shattered by her mother’s divorce and her own unhappy marriage. Elizabeth was the most successful, but also the luckiest. Even so, she lived with the knowledge that her father had ordered her mother’s execution, was often in fear of her own life, and could never marry the one man she truly loved. Henry’s children idolized their father, even if they differed radically over how to perpetuate his legacy. To tell their stories, John Guy returns to the archives, drawing on a vast array of contemporary records, personal letters, and first-hand accounts.

  • TW 305.48 H28L
    Harrison, Vashti
    Little leaders : bold women in black history
    Publication Year:2017

  • TW 920 F29G2
    Cavallo, Francesca
    Good night stories for rebel girls. 2
    Publication Year:2017
    Summary:While still inspiring rebel girls of the world to dream bigger, aim higher, and fight harder, this sequel is bigger than each of us, bigger than our individual hopes, and certainly bigger than our fears.

    Barnett, Mac
    The terrible two go wild
    Publication Year:2018
    Summary:"School’s out, and Miles and Niles are running wild in the woods outside town: climbing trees, exploring caves, and, yes, pranking. But these leafy, lazy days of mischief darken when bully Josh Barkin and his cadets from a nearby kids’ boot camp discover the merrymakers–and vow to destroy them"–

    Beatty, Robert
    Serafina and the splintered heart
    Publication Year:2017
    Summary:When a mysterious threat moves towards Biltmore, bringing with it violent storms and flooding, Serafina must fight to defend all she loves and become everything that she is meant to be.

    Enzensberger, Hans Magnus.
    The number devil : a mathematical adventure
    Publication Year:2000

    Fontana, Shea
    DC superhero girls. a graphic novel Past times at Super Hero High :
    Publication Year:2017
    Summary:After a time-travel mishap, Harley Quinn, Wonder Woman, Batgirl, and all their friends find themselves stranded in prehistory with some not-so-friendly dinosaurs.

    Forman, Mark
    The Axe of Sundering
    Publication Year:2017
    Summary:Wizard-in-training Alex Taylor must help his mentor Whalen track down Whalen’s nephew Jabez who was once being trained by Whalen but who now has chosen a path into dark magic.

  • TW FICTION H2426M1
    Harris, Neil Patrick
    The magic misfits
    Publication Year:2017
    Summary:"Six young magicians and illusionists team up to save their small town from a crooked carnival owner and his goons"–

    Macy, Caitlin
    Mrs. : a novel
    Publication Year:2018
    Summary:"In the well-heeled milieu of New York’s Upper East Side, coolly elegant Philippa Lye is the woman no one can stop talking about. Despite a shadowy past, Philippa has somehow married the scion of the last family-held investment bank in the city. And although her wealth and connections put her in the center of this world, she refuses to conform to its gossip-fueled culture. Then, into her precariously balanced life, come two women: Gwen Hogan, a childhood acquaintance who uncovers an explosive secret about Philippa’s single days, and Minnie Curtis, a newcomer whose vast fortune and frank revelations about a penurious upbringing in Spanish Harlem put everyone on alert. When Gwen’s husband, a heavy-drinking, obsessive prosecutor in the US Attorney’s Office, stumbles over the connection between Philippa’s past and the criminal investigation he is pursuing at all costs, this insulated society is forced to confront the rot at its core and the price it has paid to survive into the new millennium. Macy has written a modern-day House of Mirth, not for the age of railroads and steel but of hedge funds and overnight fortunes, of scorched-earth successes and abiding moral failures. A brilliant portrait of love, betrayal, fate and chance, Mrs. marries razor-sharp social critique and page-turning propulsion into an unforgettable tapestry of the way we live in the twenty-first century."–Publisher’s description.

    Moore, David Barclay
    The stars beneath our feet
    Publication Year:2017
    Summary:Unable to celebrate the holidays in the wake of his older brother’s death in a gang-related shooting, Lolly Rachpaul struggles to avoid being forced into a gang himself while constructing a fantastically creative LEGO city at the Harlem community center.

    Murakami, Haruki
    Kafka on the shore
    Publication Year:2006

    Murakami, Haruki
    Norwegian wood
    Publication Year:2000

    Townsend, Jessica
    The trials of Morrigan Crow
    Publication Year:2017
    Summary:"A cursed child destined to die on her eleventh birthday is rescued and whisked away to a secret realm called Nevermoor and given the chance to compete for a place in a prestigious organization called the Wundrous Society"–

    Star Wars, the last Jedi. Cobalt Squadron
    Publication Year:2017
    Summary:While investigating reports of a First Order blockade in the Atterra system, Cobalt Squadron is approached by two freedom fighters desperate to save their home.

    Weir, Alison
    Anne Boleyn : a king’s obsession : a novel
    Publication Year:2017
    Summary:Henry VIII is risking his marriage and the political strategies of Cardinal Wolsey in his obsession to marry Anne Boleyn, who does not welcome the king’s advances and loathes the cardinal for breaking her betrothal to Harry Percy.,Anne is barely a teenager when she is sent from her family’s Hever Castle to serve at the royal court of the Netherlands. There, and later in France, Anne thrives. But her powerful family has ambitious plans for her future that override any wishes of her own. When the King of England himself, Henry VIII, asks Anne to be his mistress, she spurns his advances– he is a married man who has already conducted an affair with her sister, Mary. This rejection only intensifies Henry’s pursuit, tempting Anne even as it proves to be her undoing.

George A. G. Darlow Class of 1956 Fund