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 2016-2017 Academic year.
In addition the Fund provides the database, “World Data Analyst Online Service.”
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Graphic Novel XME
Giant-size X-men : 40th Anniversary.
Summary:“Celebrate the anniversary of the book that revitalized the X-men! Revisit the fateful day that Professor X gathered an all-new, all-different, multinational mix of mutants as Storm, Nightcrawler, Colossus, Banshee, Sunfire, Thunderbird and Wolverine unite with Cyclops for the rescue mission that ushered in four decades of uncanny adventures! See how the original team reacted to the newly expanded roster! Learn the tragic histories of Colossus and Wolverine! Ask yourself “What If?” these new mutants had all died — or never even met! And savor the explosive epic that revealed the group’s true deadly genesis — and the ill-fated existence of a previous team!”–Page  of cover.
Days without end : a novel
Summary:Entering the U.S. army after fleeing the Great Famine in Ireland, seventeen-year-old Thomas McNulty and his brother-in-arms, John Cole, experience the harrowing realities of the Indian wars and the American Civil War between the Wyoming plains and Tennessee.
There is no good card for this : what to say and do when life is scary, awful, and unfair to people you love
Summary:“The creator of the viral hit “Empathy Cards” teams up with a compassion expert to produce a visually stunning and groundbreaking illustrated guide to help you increase your emotional intelligence and learn how to offer comfort and support when someone you know is in pain. When someone you know is hurting, you want to let her know that you care. But many people don’t know what words to use–or are afraid of saying or doing the wrong thing. This thoughtful, instructive guide, from empathy expert Dr. Kelsey Crowe and greeting card maverick Emily McDowell, blends well-researched, actionable advice with the no-nonsense humor and the signature illustration style of McDowell’s immensely popular Empathy Cards, to help you feel confident in connecting with anyone experiencing grief, loss, illness, or any other difficult situation. Written in a how-to, relatable, we’ve-all-been-that-deer-in-the-headlights kind of way, There Is No Good Card for This isn’t a spiritual treatise on how to make you a better person or a scientific argument about why compassion matters. It is a helpful illustrated guide to effective compassion that takes you, step by step by step, past the paralysis of thinking about someone in a difficult time to actually doing something (or nothing) with good judgment instead of fear. There Is No Good Card for This features workbook exercises, sample dialogs, and real-life examples from Dr. Crowe’s research, including her popular “Empathy Bootcamps” that give people tools for building relationships when it really counts. Whether it’s a coworker whose mother has died, a neighbor whose husband has been in a car accident, or a friend who is seriously ill, There Is No Good Card for This teaches you how to be the best friend you can be to someone in need”–,When people you know are hurting, you want to let then know that you care. But many people don’t know what words to use– or are afraid of saying or doing the wrong thing. Crowe and McDowell have created a guide to help you increase your emotional intelligence and learn how to offer comfort and support when someone you know is in pain. They take you, step by step by step, past the paralysis of thinking about someone in a difficult time to actually doing something (or nothing) with good judgment instead of fear.
The life we bury
Summary:“An ordinary writing assignment for a college English class brings Joe face-to-face with a dying Vietnam veteran, who is also a convicted murderer.”–
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Good night stories for rebel girls : 100 tales of extraordinary women
Summary:“To the rebel girls of the world: dream bigger, aim higher, fight harder, and, when in doubt, remember you are right.” — Introduction
The future of assisted suicide and euthanasia
Summary:“In clear terms accessible to the general reader, Neil Gorsuch thoroughly assesses the strengths and weaknesses of leading contemporary ethical arguments for assisted suicide and euthanasia. He explores evidence and case histories from the Netherlands and Oregon, where the practices have been legalized. He analyzes libertarian and autonomy-based arguments for legalization as well as the impact of key U.S. Supreme Court decisions on the debate. And he examines the history and evolution of laws and attitudes regarding assisted suicide and euthanasia in American society.”–Jacket.
Chasing the scream : the first and last days of the war on drugs
Summary: January, 2015 will mark a century of the war on drugs in the United States: one hundred years since the first arrests under the Harrison Act. Facing down this anniversary, Johann Hari was witnessing a close relative and an ex-boyfriend bottoming out on cocaine and heroin. But what was the big picture in the war on drugs? Why does it continue, when most people now think it has failed? The reporter set out on a two-year, 20,000-mile journey through the theater of this war–to find out how it began, how it has affected people around the world, and how we can move beyond it. Chasing the Scream is fueled by dramatic personal stories of the people he meets along the way: A transsexual crack dealer in Brooklyn who wanted to know who killed her mother, and a mother in Mexico who spent years tracking her daughter’s murderer across the desert. A child smuggled out of the Jewish ghetto during the Holocaust who helped unlock the scientific secrets of addiction. A doctor who pushed the decriminalization in Portugal of all drugs–from cannabis to crack. Powerful, propulsive, and persuasive, Chasing the Scream is the page-turning story of a century-long mistake, which shows us the way to a more humane future.
Blacks in America’s wars : the shift in attitudes from the Revolutionary War to Vietnam
Summary:Dr. Robert W. mullen recounts the hidden history of Blacks in Americaâ€™s wars, from the Revolutionary War to Vietnam, tracing their changing attitudes towards service in the military. For much of the history of the United States, Blacks hoped that their participation in the armed forces and their heroism and sacrifice on the battlefield would help them win full rights in civilian society. This attitude has changed. Many Blacks now feel they should not have to serve in the military and make battlefield sacrifices for a society in which they do not have full civil and human rights. Dr. Mullen probes the reasons for this shift in attitudes [Publisher description].,Contains primary source material.
Graphic Novel STO
Storm. Make it rain Vol. 1,
Summary:“Thief. Goddess. Headmistress. Queen. The X-Man called Storm has always defied a single title. And her desire to better the world has never been limited to only her own kind. On an ongoing mission to foster goodwill, and safeguard both humankind and mutants, Ororo Munroe will travel the globe–confronting villains, gods, monsters and everything in between. She will overthrow tyrants, quell tsunamis and strive to see her dream for the world realized. She is Storm, a hero like no other–and the skies will tremble at the sight of their namesake. But now, Storm must handle the fallout caused by familiar faces from her past. Why is Callisto kidnapping wayward youths from the streets of New York? When an old lover asks for her help will she answer the call? And can Yukio help Storm deal with the death of Wolverine?” — Unedited summary from the book.
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If I was your girl
Summary:Amanda Hardy only wants to fit in at her new school, but she is keeping a big secret, so when she falls for Grant, guarded Amanda finds herself yearning to share with him everything about herself, including her previous life as Andrew.
A conjuring of light
Summary:Londons fall and kingdoms rise while darkness sweeps the Maresh Empire, and the fraught balance of magic blossoms into dangerous territory while heroes struggle.
Harem years : the memoirs of an Egyptian feminist (1879-1924)
Summary:In this rare first-hand account of the private world of a Cairo harem during the years before Egypt declared independence in 1922, Shaarawi recalls her childhood and early adult life in the seclusion of an upper-class Egyptian household, including her marriage at age thirteen. Her subsequent separation from her husband gave her time for an extended formal education, as well as an unexpected taste of independence and a critical understanding of the price of confinement. Shaarawi’s feminist activism grew along with her involvement in Egypt’s nationalist struggle and culminated in 1923 in a daring act of defiance, when she publicly removed her veil in a Cairo railroad station.–Publisher description.
Voices of decolonization : a brief history with documents
Summary:Contains primary source material.
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Talons of power
Summary:The war is over. The false prophecy has been fulfilled. But the dragonets still have enemies. A dark evil, buried for centuries, is stirring.
Anne Boleyn : a king’s obsession : a novel
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.