Each calendar year a number of titles are purchased through the Morris Tyler Fund. This is the list of titles purchased during the 2017-2018 Academic year.
Established in 1987 in honor of Morris Tyler, class of 1920, by his children, children-in-law and his grandchildren. The income to be used by the Oliver Wendell Holmes Library for purchase of library resources, with preference for foreign language learning materials and other such uses as the librarian might designate.
In addition, the following electronic resource is being supported.
informe: With full-text articles from the most popular Spanish-language and bilingual periodicals, it provides quality Hispanic reference material.
The punishment she deserves : a Lynley novel
Summary:Detective Sergeant Barbara Havers and Detective Inspector Thomas Lynley are forced to confront the past as they try to solve a crime that threatens to tear apart the very fabric of a quiet, historic medieval town in England. The cozy, bucolic town of Ludlow is stunned when one of its most revered and respected citizens–Ian Druitt, the local deacon–is accused of a serious crime. Then, while in police custody, Ian is found dead. Did he kill himself? Or was he murdered?
Violence, Nonviolence, and the Palestinian National Movement
Tainted witness : why we doubt what women say about their lives
Summary:in 1991, Anita Hill’s testimony during Clarence Thomas’s Senate confirmation hearing brought the problem of sexual harassment to a public audience. Although widely believed by women, Hill was defamed by conservatives and Thomas was confirmed to the Supreme Court. The tainting of Hill and her testimony is part of a larger social history in which women find themselves caught up in a system that refuses to believe what they say. Hill’s experience shows how a tainted witness is not who someone is, but what someone can become. Tainted Witness examines how gender, race, and doubt stick to women witnesses as their testimony circulates in search of an adequate witness. Judgment falls unequally upon women who bear witness, as well-known conflicts about testimonial authority in the late twentieth and early twenty-first centuries reveal. Women’s testimonial accounts demonstrate both the symbolic potency of women’s bodies and speech in the public sphere and the relative lack of institutional security and control to which they can lay claim. Each testimonial act follows in the wake of a long and invidious association of race and gender with lying that can be found to this day within legal courts and everyday practices of judgment, defining these locations as willfully unknowing and hostile to complex accounts of harm. Bringing together feminist, literary, and legal frameworks, Leigh Gilmore provides provocative readings of what happens when women’s testimony is discredited. She demonstrates how testimony crosses jurisdictions, publics, and the unsteady line between truth and fiction in search of justice. — Inside jacket flap.
The feather thief : beauty, obsession, and the natural history heist of the century