Timothy E. Rounds Memorial Fund

Each calendar year a number of titles are purchased through the Timothy E. Rounds Memorial Fund. This is the list of titles purchased during the 2017-2018 Academic year.

The Timothy E. Rounds Memorial Fund also supports the campus-wide subscription for Noodletools.


  • 305.4 AM7W
    Women’s lives in medieval Europe : a sourcebook
    Publication Year:2010
    Summary:,Contains primary source documents.


  • 614.49 H77BL
    The Black death
    Publication Year:1994
    Summary:A collection of documents written by those who lived and died in the mid-fourteenth century (1348-1350). It traces through contemporary writings of the impact of the Black Death in Europe with particular emphasis on its spread across England. From 1328 to 1350 Europe was devastated by an epidemic that left between one third and one half of the population dead. This source book traces through contemporary writings the calamitous impact of the Black Death in Europe, with particular emphasis on its spread across England from 1348 to 1349. Rosemary Horrox surveys contemporary responses to the plague. The almost universal belief that it was an expression of divine anger at the sins of humankind, did not preclude attempts to explain the epidemic in scientific and medical terms; or to look for human scapegoats. The final third of the book charts the social and psychological impact of the plague, and its effect in the late-medieval economy. The sources illustrate the fear that spread with the disease and the diverse ways that such terror influenced social behavior.,Contains primary source documents.


  • 614.5 C42B
    Chamberlin, E. R.
    The Black death
    Publication Year:1993
    Summary:The story of the Black death, or bubonic plague, that decimated the populations of Europe between the 14th and 17th centuries is illustrated by documents reflecting the many misconceptions and suspertitions at the time of that deadly epidemic


  • 614.5 C98B
    Currie, Stephen
    The black death
    Publication Year:2013


  • 942.1 SL6B
    Sloane, Barney.
    The black death in London
    Publication Year:2011
    Summary:The Black Death of 1348 – 49 killed millions in its march across Europe, but how many is still a subject of intense debate with claims ranging between 25 and 50 per cent. This book examines the impact of that appalling disaster on England’s most populous city, London. Using previously untapped documentary sources alongside archaeological evidence, a remarkably detailed picture emerges of the arrival, duration and public response to this epidemic and subsequent fourteenth-century outbreaks. Wills and civic and royal administration documents provide clear evidence of the speed and severity of the plague, of how victims made preparations for their heirs and families, and of the immediate social changes that the aftermath brought. Previous scholarly opinions on the timing and duration of the plague are challenged and the mortality rate is revised up to 50 – 60 per cent in the first outbreak, with a population decline of 40 – 45 per cent across Edward III’s reign. Overall, The Black Death in London provides as detailed a story as is possible to tell of the impact of the plague on a major medieval English city.


  • 963 P44F
    Phillipson, D. W.
    Foundations of an African civilization : Aksum & the northern Horn, 1000 BC- AD 1300
    Publication Year:2012
    Summary:"Focuses on the Aksumite state of the first millennium AD in northern Ethiopia and southern Eritrea, its development, florescence and eventual transformation into the so-called medieval civilisation of Christian Ethiopia. This book seeks to apply a common methodology, utilising archaeology, art-history, written documents and oral tradition from a wide variety of sources; the result is a far greater emphasis on continuity than previous studies have revealed. It is thus a major re-interpretation of a key development in Ethiopia’s past, while raising and discussing methodological issues of the relationship between archaeology and other historical disciplines; these issues, which have theoretical significance extending far beyond Ethiopia, are discussed in full. The last millennium BC is seen as a time when northern Ethiopia and parts of Eritrea were inhabited by farming peoples whose ancestry may be traced far back into the local ‘Late Stone Age’. Colonisation from southern Arabia, to which defining importance has been attached by earlier researchers, is now seen to have been brief in duration and small in scale, its effects largely restricted to élite sections of the community. Re-consideration of inscriptions shows the need to abandon the established belief in a single ‘Pre-Aksumite’ state. New evidence for the rise of Aksum during the last centuries BC is critically evaluated. Finally, new chronological precision is provided for the decline of Aksum and the transfer of centralised political authority to more southerly regions. A new study of the ancient churches – both built and rock-hewn – which survive from this poorly-understood period emphasises once again a strong degree of continuity across periods that were previously regarded as distinct."–Publisher’s website.


  • 972.6 T83MA
    Treister, Kenneth.
    Maya architecture : temples in the sky
    Publication Year:2013
    Summary:A discussion of Maya buildings through the eyes of an architect.


  • 972.81 SH2D
    Sharer, Robert J.
    Daily life in Maya civilization
    Publication Year:2009
    Summary:Experience daily life in Maya civilization, from its earliest beginnings to the Spanish conquest in the 16th century. Narrative chapters describe Mayan political life, economy, social structure, religion, writing, warfare, and scientific methods. Readers will explore the Mayan calendar, counting system, hunting and gathering methods, language, and family roles and relationships. A revised and expanded edition based on the latest archaeological research, this volume offers new interpretations and corrects popular misconceptions, and shows how the Maya adapted to their environment and preserved their culture and language over thousands of years. Over 60 photos and illustrations, several of new archaeological sites, enhance the material, and an expanded resource center bibliography includes web sites and DVDs for further study. The closing chapter discusses what Maya civilization means for us today and what we can learn from Maya achievements and failures.


  • Picture Book CORDELL
    Cordell, Matthew
    Wolf in the snow
    Publication Year:2017
    Summary:When a wolf cub and little girl are lost in a snowstorm they must find their way home.


  • Picture Book DIAZ
    Díaz, Junot
    Islandborn
    Publication Year:2018
    Summary:"Lola was just a baby when her family left the Island, so when she has to draw it for a school assignment, she asks her family, friends, and neighbors about their memories of her homeland…and in the process, comes up with a new way of understanding her own heritage"–


  • Picture Book SEHGAL
    Sehgal, Kabir
    Festival of colors
    Publication Year:2018
    Summary:Sibilings Chintoo and Mintoo collect flowers and press the petals into a fine powder as they prepare for Holi, the Indian springtime Festival of Colors. Includes author’s note.


  • Picture Book TROTSKY
    Trotsky, Rebecca
    Goodbye Little Dude: A Remarkable Story of Kindness, Hope, and Love.
    Publication Year:2017


  • Picture Book YAMADA
    Yamada, Kobi
    What do you do with a chance?
    Publication Year:2017
    Summary:In this story, a child is visited by his first chance and unsure what to do with it, he lets it go. Later on, when a new chance arrives he reaches for it, but this time he misses and falls. Embarrassed and afraid, he begins ignoring each new chance that comes by, even though he still wants to take them. Then one day he realizes that he doesn’t need to be brave all the time, just at the right time, to find out what amazing things can happen when he takes a chance.


  • GAME: IMPLODING KITTENS
    Imploding Kittens : This is the first expansion of Exploding Kittens
    Publication Year:-1


  • REF 980 SA3LA
    Latinoamericana : enciclopedia contemporánea de América Latina y el Caribe
    Publication Year:2009
    Summary:"Obra pionera, plural y temáticamente variada, Latinoamericana. Enciclopedia contemporánea de América Latina y el Caribe se publicó en portugués en el año 2006, cuando por primera vez y de maneras distintas, los países latinoamericanos se comprometían a afianzar un proceso de integración soberana. En menos de una década, el panorama político del continente se ha transformado. Venezuela se sumó al Mercosur. Bolivia, que durante 25 años se sometió de forma incondicional a las reglas impuestas por el Fondo Monetario Internacional (FMI), vuelve a transitar el camino de la independencia. Se privilegia la alianza entre Brasil, Cuba, Venezuela, Argentina, Bolivia, Ecuador, Uruguay y Paraguay; se acentúa el carácter político de Mercosur, y su ampliación a los demás países sudamericanos puede redefinir el mapa político de Occidente. Esta enciclopedia salió a la luz precisamente cuando Brasil tomaba conciencia cabal de que es parte integrante e indispensable de América Latina."


  • 613.6 SM4P
    Smith, Robert P., MD
    Blackwell’s primary care essentials. Travel medicine
    Publication Year:2002


  • 796.33 AL6AG
    Almond, Steve.
    Against football : one fan’s reluctant manifesto
    Publication Year:2014
    Summary:Argues that not only is American football hazardous to players’ health, and especially to their brains, but also that American support of the sport encourages violence, prejudices, and other ethically troubling behavior.


  • 796.33 W35P
    Welter, Jen
    Play big
    Publication Year:-1


  • Graphic Novel BLE
    Kubo, Tite.
    Bleach. 3-in-1 edition, Vol. 1
    Publication Year:2011
    Summary:Containing volumes 1, 2 and 3 of Bleach! Ichigo Kurosaki has always been able to see ghosts, but this ability doesn’t change his life nearly as much as his close encounter with Rukia Kuchiki, a Soul Reaper and member of the mysterious Soul Society. While fighting a Hollow, an evil spirit that preys on humans who display psychic energy, Rukia attempts to lend Ichigo some of her powers so that he can save his family; but much to her surprise, Ichigo absorbs every last drop of her energy. Now a full-fledged Soul Reaper himself, Ichigo quickly learns that the world he inhabits is one full of dangerous spirits, and along with Rukia–who is slowly regaining her powers–it’s Ichigo’s job to protect the innocent from Hollows and help the spirits themselves find peace.


  • Graphic Novel CHI
    Konami, Kanata
    The complete Chi’s sweet home. Part 1
    Publication Year:2015
    Summary:"Chi is a mischievous newborn kitten who, while on a leisurely stroll with her family, finds herself lost. Separated from the warmth and protection of her mother, feels distraught. Overcome with loneliness she breaks into tears in a large urban park meadow, when she is suddenly rescued by a young boy named Yohei and his mother. The kitty is then quickly and quietly whisked away into the warm and inviting Yamada family apartment where pets are strictly not permitted. The Complete Chi’s Sweet Home collects Chi’s Sweet Home vol 1, Chi’s Sweet Home vol 2 and Chi’s Sweet Home vol 3 and includes never before translated comics from Konami Kanata in a new larger trim size!"–provided from Amazon.com.


  • Graphic Novel ONE
    Oda, Eiichiro
    One piece. Romance dawn Vol. 1,
    Publication Year:1997


  • Graphic Novel ONE
    Oda, Eiichiro
    One piece. "OK, let’s stand up!" Vol. 10,
    Publication Year:2006


  • Graphic Novel ONE
    Oda, Eiichiro
    One piece. The meanest man in the East Vol. 11,
    Publication Year:1997
    Summary:After almost drowning at the hands of "Sawtooth" Arlong, captain of the nasty Fish-Man pirates, Luffy bounces back with a few tricks up his sleeve.


  • Graphic Novel ONE
    Oda, Eiichiro
    One piece. Vol. 12, The legend begins
    Publication Year:2006


  • Graphic Novel ONE
    Oda, Eiichiro
    One piece. It’s all right! Vol. 13,
    Publication Year:2007
    Summary:The Straw Hat Pirates have agreed to protect a very importatnt person in return for untold riches.


  • Graphic Novel ONE
    Oda, Eiichiro
    One piece. Instinct Vol. 14,
    Publication Year:2007
    Summary:Dorry the Giant launches an attack on Luffy and crew, assuming they are the ones who gave him exploding ale. He’s defeated by the rubbery power of the Gum Gum Rocket, but there’s still one question: Luffy didn’t do it, so who slipped Dorry the ale?


  • Graphic Novel ONE
    Oda, Eiichiro
    One piece. Straight ahead!!! Vol. 15,
    Publication Year:2007
    Summary:Dorry the Giant launches an attack on Luffy and crew, assuming they are the ones who gave him exploding ale. He’s defeated by the rubbery power of the Gum Gum Rocket, but there’s still one question: Luffy didn’t do it, so who slipped Dorry the ale?


  • Graphic Novel ONE
    Oda, Eiichiro
    One piece. Carrying on his will Vol. 16,
    Publication Year:2007
    Summary:"Avalanche! Luffy and Sanji surf a tree down a mountain on a fast-moving wave of snow and just avoid being buried alive. But then the demented King Wapol suddenly appears and orders Luffy and Sanji’s deaths. With no time to lose, Luffy evades their attacks. Then out of the blue, an unlikely friend comes to his rescue! A friend who was just trying to kill him only hours before"–P. [4] of cover.


  • Graphic Novel ONE
    Oda, Eiichiro
    One piece. Hiriluk’s cherry blossoms Vol. 17,
    Publication Year:2008


  • Graphic Novel ONE
    Oda, Eiichiro
    One piece. Ace arrives Vol. 18,
    Publication Year:2008


  • Graphic Novel ONE
    Oda, Eiichirō
    One piece. Rebellion Vol. 19,
    Publication Year:2008
    Summary:Luffy and pals are headed for the fabled Rainbase, the city of dreams. There they accidentally attract the unwanted attention of the Baroque Works security as well as their old "pal" Captain Smoker! While beating a hasty retreat from both, Ms. All Sunday invites the crew to the casino’s VIP room, which turns out to be a trap. To make matters worse, Vivi gets separated from the others and is pursued by the Baroque Works! Will she be able to shake her pursuers and spring her friends?!


  • Graphic Novel ONE
    Oda, Eiichiro
    One piece. Buggy the Clown Vol. 2,
    Publication Year:2003


  • Graphic Novel ONE
    Oda, Eiichiro
    One piece. Showdown at Alubarna Vol. 20,
    Publication Year:2009


  • Graphic Novel ONE
    Oda, Eiichiro
    One Piece. Utopia Vol. 21,
    Publication Year:2009


  • Graphic Novel ONE
    Oda, Eiichiro
    One piece. Hope!! Vol. 22,
    Publication Year:2009
    Summary:When Crocodile’s evildoing is exposed, the rebellion that will destroy Alabasta just might be averted…But the Baroque Works will do everything in their power to make sure that doesn’t happen — Even if they have to kill Princes Vivi! The Straw Hats are in for the fight of their lives to keep this evil Croc from getting his way!


  • Graphic Novel ONE
    Oda, Eiichiro
    One piece. Vivi’s adventure Vol. 23,
    Publication Year:2009
    Summary:"With all the Officer Agents defeated, only Crocodile and his final plan to destroy the palace stands in the way of peace. While Luffy battles it out with the evil Croc in the royal tombs, Vivi and the rest of the Straw Hats have to find the bomb before it blows up the capital–with everyone in it!"–Cover.


  • Graphic Novel ONE
    Oda, Eiichiro
    One piece. Don’t get fooled again Vol. 3,
    Publication Year:2004
    Summary:Captain Buggy reveals an unexpected connection between himself and Luffy’s long-lost hero, Captain "Red-Haired" Shanks. Meanwhile, Luffy and his tiny crew must endure the Trial of the Forest on a remote jungle island if they hope to find the elusive One Piece.


  • Graphic Novel ONE
    Oda, Eiichiro
    One piece. The Black Cat Pirates Vol. 4,
    Publication Year:2004
    Summary:Captain Kuro of the Black Cat Pirates has been posing as a butler in a small seaside village. Now, the time for pillage is just right and the Black Cat Pirates will attack unless Monkey D. Luffy and his small crew can stop them.


  • Graphic Novel ONE
    Oda, Eiichiro
    One piece. For whom the bell tolls Vol. 5,
    Publication Year:2004
    Summary:Usopp was known in his village for telling tall tales such as claiming that pirates are attacking. But now, when the Black Cat Pirates really are attacking, Usopp must find the strength to defend his village.


  • Graphic Novel ONE
    Oda, Eiichiro
    One piece. The oath Vol. 6,
    Publication Year:2005
    Summary:Luffy has been made a busboy on Baratie, the oceangoing restaurant. His oath to feed any and all pirates gets in the way when the pirates he just fed now want to serve him up for dinner.


  • Graphic Novel ONE
    Oda, Eiichiro
    One piece. The crap-geezer Vol. 7,
    Publication Year:2005
    Summary:Dog Kreig and his pirates attempt to take over Chef Zeff’s Baratie, but the cooks manage hold their ground until Krieg reveals his secret weapon, the Invicible Pearl. Sanji steps in and vows to defend the Baratie with his life, claiming that he owes a debt to Chef Zeff.


  • Graphic Novel ONE
    Oda, Eiichiro
    One piece. I won’t die Vol. 8,
    Publication Year:2005
    Summary:If he’s going to escape doing kitchen duty for a year aboard the Baratie, Luffy will have to get rid of Don Krieg. Unfortunately, Kreig’s heavily armed and aided by his Demon Man commander Gin. As the battle commences, Nami has sailed off with the treasure in tow.


  • Graphic Novel ONE
    Oda, Eiichiro
    One piece. Tears Vol. 9,
    Publication Year:2005
    Summary:Luffy and crew stand up to "Saw-Tooth" Arlong and his Fish Man pirates, but no one expected Nami to be a member of Arlongs crew.


  • Graphic Novel SAI
    Takeuchi, Naoko.
    Sailor Moon. 1
    Publication Year:2011
    Summary:Usagi Tsukino is a normal girl until she meets up with Luna, a talking cat, who tells her that she is Sailor Moon. As Sailor Moon, Usagi must fight evils and enforce justice, in the name of the Moon and the mysterious Moon Princess. She meets other girls destined to be Sailor Senshi (Sailor Scouts), and together, they fight the forces of evil! –publisher.


  • Graphic Novel SAI
    Takeuchi, Naoko.
    Sailor Moon. 2
    Publication Year:2011
    Summary:"Usagi Tsukino is a normal girl until she meets up with Luna, a talking cat, who tells her that she is Sailor Moon. As Sailor Moon, Usagi must fight evils and enforce justice, in the name of the Moon and the mysterious Moon Princess. She meets other girls destined to be Sailor Senshi (Sailor Scouts), and together, they fight the forces of evil"


  • Graphic Novel SAI
    Takeuchi, Naoko.
    Sailor Moon. 3
    Publication Year:2012
    Summary:The senshi use the Moon Sword for the first time to assist Sailor Moon in the battle against Queen Beryl.


  • Graphic Novel SAI
    Takeuchi, Naoko.
    Sailor moon. 4
    Publication Year:2012
    Summary:"A new group calling themselves Black Moon is after Usagi and the rest of the Sailor Guardians, wielding a new power known only as the Malefic Black Crystal. Chibi-Usa may be the key to it all, but to find the answers and rescue her kidnapped friends, Usagi will have to journey through time to the 30th century and discover what fate has in store"–Publisher’s web site.


  • Graphic Novel SAI
    Takeuchi, Naoko.
    Sailor Moon. 5
    Publication Year:2012
    Summary:Chibi-Usa gets sucked into the far reaches of space-time and vanishes! It’s up to Tuxedo Mask to reach her and get her back safely while Sailor Moon and the others must escape Nemesis and the evil clutches of Wiseman and his cronies. But as Tuxedo Mask travels through the space-time storm, he encounters an ominous woman claiming to be his daughter! Who is this strange woman? Is she really Chibi-Usa?!


  • Graphic Novel SAI
    Takeuchi, Naoko.
    Sailor Moon. 6
    Publication Year:2012
    Summary:Two new Guardians appear who may have something to do with the strange occurrences at Mugen Academy, and the Sailor heroes face off against new enemies while defending the world.


  • Graphic Novel SPI
    Miyazaki, Hayao
    Miyazaki’s spirited away. 1
    Publication Year:2002


  • 942 C28S
    Castor, Helen.
    She-wolves : the women who ruled England before Elizabeth
    Publication Year:2011
    Summary:This volume presents the story of the so-called "she-wolves" that paved the way for the Golden Age of Elizabethan rule that followed after them. These early queens of England and France (Matilda, Eleanor of Aquitaine, Isabella of France, Margaret of Anjou, and Mary Tudor) demonstrated through intelligence, strength and sheer will power how to rule without male support.,When Edward VI died in 1553, the extraordinary fact was that there was no one left to claim the title of king of England. For the first time, England would have a reigning queen, but the question was which one: Katherine of Aragon’s daughter, Mary; Anne Boleyn’s daughter, Elizabeth; or one of their cousins, Lady Jane Grey or Mary, Queen of Scots. But female rule in England also had a past. Four hundred years before Edward’s death, Matilda, daughter of Henry I and granddaughter of William the Conqueror, came tantalizingly close to securing the crown for herself. And between the twelfth and fifteenth centuries three more exceptional women — Eleanor of Aquitaine, Isabella of France, and Margaret of Anjou — discovered how much was possible if presumptions of male rule were not confronted so explicitly, and just how quickly they might be vilified as "she-wolves" for their pains. The stories of these women, told here in all their vivid detail, expose the paradox that female heirs to the Tudor throne had no choice but to negotiate. Man was the head of woman, and the king was the head of all. How, then, could royal power lie in female hands?– From publisher description.


  • 942.05 B67EL
    Borman, Tracy.
    Elizabeth’s women : friends, rivals, and foes who shaped the Virgin Queen
    Publication Year:2009


  • 942.052 L47FI
    Lipscomb, Suzannah.
    1536 : the year that changed Henry VIII
    Publication Year:2009
    Summary:Henry VIII is known stereotypically as a corpulent, covetous, and cunning king whose appetite for worldly goods met few parallels, whose wives met infamously premature ends, and whose religion was largely political in intent. By focusing on a pivotal year in the life of Henry, this study moves beyond the caricature to reveal a fuller portrait of this complex monarch. In 1536, Henry met many failures — physical, personal, and political — and emerged from them a different man and a revolutionary new king who proceeded to transform a nation and a religion.


  • 944.04 R25UN
    Rapport, Michael
    The Unruly City : Paris, London, and New York in the Age of Revolution
    Publication Year:2017
    Summary:"In The Unruly City, historian Mike Rapport offers a vivid history of three intertwined cities toward the end of the eighteenth century—Paris, London, and New York—all in the midst of political chaos and revolution. From the British occupation of New York during the Revolutionary War, to agitation for democracy in London and popular uprisings, and ultimately regicide in Paris, Rapport explores the relationship between city and revolution, asking why some cities engender upheaval and some suppress it. Why did Paris experience a devastating revolution while London avoided one? And how did American independence ignite activism in cities across the Atlantic? Rapport takes readers from the politically charged taverns and coffeehouses on Fleet Street, through a sea battle between the British and French in the New York Harbor, to the scaffold during the Terror in Paris. The Unruly City shows how the cities themselves became protagonists in the great drama of revolution."–


  • 947.084 M32R
    McMeekin, Sean
    The Russian Revolution : a new history
    Publication Year:2017
    Summary:"In The Russian Revolution, historian Sean McMeekin traces the origins and events of the Russian Revolution, which ended Romanov rule, ushered the Bolsheviks into power, and changed the course of world history. Between 1900 and 1920, Russia underwent a complete and irreversible transformation: by the end of these two decades, a new regime was in place, the economy had collapsed, and over 20 million Russians had died during the revolution and what followed. Still, Bolshevik power remained intact due to a remarkable combination of military prowess, violent terror tactics, and the failures of their opposition. And as McMeekin shows, Russia’s revolutionaries were aided at nearly every step by countries like Germany and Sweden who sought to benefit-politically and economically-from the chaotic changes overtaking the country. The first comprehensive history of these momentous events in a decade, The Russian Revolution combines cutting-edge scholarship and a fast-paced narrative to shed new light on a great turning point of the twentieth century"–


  • 954 M58C
    Metcalf, Barbara Daly
    A concise history of modern India
    Publication Year:2012
    Summary:This work has become a classic in the field since it was first published in 2001. As a fresh interpretation of Indian history from the Mughals to the present, it has informed students across the world. In the third edition of the book, a final chapter charts the dramatic developments of the last twenty years, from 1990 through the Congress electoral victory of 2009, to the rise of the Indian high-tech industry in a country still troubled by poverty and political unrest. The narrative focuses on the fundamentally political theme of the imaginative and institutional structures that have successively sustained and transformed India, first under British colonial rule and then, after 1947, as an independent country. Woven into the larger political narrative is an account of India’s social and economic development, and its rich cultural life. Throughout, the authors argue that despite a powerful historiographical tradition to the contrary, no enduring meaning can be given to categories such as ‘caste’, ‘Hindu’, ‘Muslim’, or even ‘India’"– Provided by publisher.,"This is a concise history of India since the time of the Mughals. It comprises the history of what was known as British India from the late eighteenth century until 1947, when the subcontinent was split into the two independent countries of India and Pakistan, and of the Republic of India thereafter. (The history of Pakistan, and after 1971, of Bangladesh, is taken up in a separate volume in this series.) In this work we hope to capture something of the excitement that has characterized the field of India studies in recent decades. Any history written today differs markedly from that of the late 1950s and early 1960s when we, as graduate students, first ‘discovered’ India. The history of India, like histories everywhere, is now at its best written as a more inclusive story, and one with fewer determining narratives. Not only do historians seek to include more of the population in their histories – women, minorities, the dispossessed – but they are also interested in alternative historical narratives, those shaped by distinctive cosmologies or by local experiences. Historians question, above all, the historical narratives that were forged – as they were everywhere in the modern world – by the compelling visions of nationalism"– Provided by publisher.


  • FICTION AL542INT
    Allende, Isabel
    In the midst of winter : a novel
    Publication Year:2017
    Summary:"In the Midst of Winter begins with a minor traffic accident–which becomes the catalyst for an unexpected and moving love story between two people who thought they were deep into the winter of their lives. Richard Bowmaster–a 60-year-old human rights scholar–hits the car of Evelyn Ortega–a young, undocumented immigrant from Guatemala–in the middle of a snowstorm in Brooklyn. What at first seems just a small inconvenience takes an unforeseen and far more serious turn when Evelyn turns up at the professor’s house seeking help. At a loss, the professor asks his tenant Lucia Maraz–a 62-year-old lecturer from Chile–for her advice. These three very different people are brought together in a mesmerizing story that moves from present-day Brooklyn to Guatemala in the recent past to 1970s Chile and Brazil, sparking the beginning of a long overdue love story between Richard and Lucia."–


  • FICTION C428EN
    Chiaverini, Jennifer
    Enchantress of numbers : a novel of Ada Lovelace
    Publication Year:2017
    Summary:The only legitimate child of Lord Byron, the most brilliant, revered, and scandalous of the Romantic poets, Ada was destined for fame long before her birth. Estranged from Ada’s father, who was infamously "mad, bad, and dangerous to know," Ada’s mathematician mother is determined to save her only child from her perilous Byron heritage. Banishing fairy tales and make-believe from the nursery, Ada’s mother provides her daughter with a rigorous education grounded in mathematics and science. Any troubling spark of imagination–or worse yet, passion or poetry–is promptly extinguished. Or so her mother believes. When Ada is introduced into London society as a highly eligible young heiress, she at last discovers the intellectual and social circles she has craved all her life. Little does she realize that her delightful new friendship with inventor Charles Babbage–brilliant, charming, and occasionally curmudgeonly–will shape her destiny. Intrigued by the prototype of his first calculating machine, the Difference Engine, and enthralled by the plans for his even more advanced Analytical Engine, Ada resolves to help Babbage realize his extraordinary vision, unique in her understanding of how his invention could transform the world. All the while, she passionately studies mathematics–ignoring skeptics who consider it an unusual, even unhealthy pursuit for a woman–falls in love, discovers the shocking secrets behind her parents’ estrangement, and comes to terms with the unquenchable fire of her imagination.


  • TW FICTION C454PA1
    Chokshi, Roshani
    Aru Shah and the end of time
    Publication Year:2018
    Summary:Twelve-year-old Aru stretches the truth to fit in at her private school, but when she is dared to prove an ancient lamp is cursed, she inadvertently frees an ancient demon.


  • FICTION G94W
    Guillory, Jasmine
    The wedding date
    Publication Year:2018
    Summary:"A groomsman and his last-minute guest are about to discover if a fake date can go the distance in a fun and flirty debut novel. Agreeing to go to a wedding with a guy she gets stuck with in an elevator is something Alexa Monroe wouldn’t normally do. But there’s something about Drew Nichols that’s too hard to resist. On the eve of his ex’s wedding festivities, Drew is minus a plus one. Until a power outage strands him with the perfect candidate for a fake girlfriend. From the best man’s toast to the bouquet toss, Alexa and Drew have more fun than they ever thought possible. But before they know it, Drew has to fly back to Los Angeles and his job as a pediatric surgeon, and Alexa heads home to Berkeley, where she’s the mayor’s chief of staff. Too bad they can’t stop thinking about the other. They’re just two high-powered professionals on a collision course toward the long distance dating disaster of the century–or closing the gap between what they think they need and what they truly want.."–


  • FICTION H197G
    Hannah, Kristin
    The great alone
    Publication Year:2018
    Summary:"In 1974, a former Vietnam POW, suffering from flashbacks and nightmares, moves his family to Alaska to live off the grid in an attempt to find peace, restoration, and freedom. They will also face dangers, both internally and externally, as they face the ultimate test of the human spirit"–


  • FICTION H225G
    Harkaway, Nick
    Gnomon : a novel
    Publication Year:2018
    Summary:"In the world of Gnomon, citizens are ceaselessly observed and democracy has reached a pinnacle of "transparency." When suspected dissident Diana Hunter dies in government custody during a routine interrogation, Mielikki Neith, a trusted state inspector, is assigned to the case. Immersing herself in neural recordings of the interrogation, she finds a panorama of characters and events that Hunter gave life to in order to forestall the investigation: a lovelorn financier in Athens who has a mystical experience with a shark; a brilliant alchemist in ancient Carthage confronting the unexpected outcome of her invention; an expat Ethiopian painter in London designing a controversial new video game. In the static between these mysterious visions, Neith begins to catch glimpses of the real Diana Hunter–and, alarmingly, of herself, the staggering consequences of which will reverberate throughout the world."–


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    Comics Squad : recess!
    Publication Year:2014
    Summary:"A collection of comics about every kid’s favorite school subject: recess"–


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    Holm, Jennifer L.
    Brave new pond
    Publication Year:2011
    Summary:Starting a new school year, Squish, a meek amoeba who loves the comic book exploits of his favorite hero, "Super Amoeba," is determined to get picked for kickball and hang out with the cool kids.


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    Locke, Attica
    Bluebird, bluebird : a novel
    Publication Year:2017


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    Nunez, Sigrid
    The Friend
    Publication Year:2018


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    Wolitzer, Meg
    The female persuasion
    Publication Year:2018
    Summary:Greer Kadetsky is a shy college freshman when she meets the woman she hopes will change her life. Faith Frank, dazzlingly persuasive and elegant at sixty-three, has been a central pillar of the women’s movement for decades, a figure who inspires others to influence the world. Upon hearing Faith speak for the first time, Greer- madly in love with her boyfriend, Cory, but still full of longing for an ambition that she can’t quite place- feels her inner world light up. And then, astonishingly, Faith invites Greer to make something out of that sense of purpose, leading Greer down the most exciting path of her life as it winds toward and away from her meant-to-be love story with Cory and the future she’d always imagined


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    Ponyo
    Publication Year:2010
    Summary:A young boy named Sosuke rescues a goldfish named Ponyo, and they embark on a fantastic journey of friendship before Ponyo’s father forces her to return to the sea. Ponyo’s desire to be human upsets the balance of nature and only Ponyo’s mother, a beautiful sea goddess, can restore nature’s balance and make Ponyo’s dreams come true.


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    Mehta, Ved
    Face to face : an autobiography
    Publication Year:1957


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    Abrams, Jonathan P. D.
    All the pieces matter : the inside story of The wire
    Publication Year:2018
    Summary:"The definitive oral history of the iconic and beloved TV show The Wire, as told by the actors, writers, directors, and others involved in its creation Since its final episode aired in 2008, HBO’s acclaimed crime drama The Wire has only become more popular and influential. The issues it tackled, from the failures of the drug war and criminal justice system to systemic bias in law enforcement and other social institutions, have become more urgent and central to the national conversation. The show’s actors, such as Idris Elba, Dominic West, and Michael B. Jordan, have gone on to become major stars. Its creators and writers, including David Simon and Richard Price, have developed dedicated cult followings of their own. Universities use the show to teach everything from film theory to criminal justice to sociology. Politicians and activists reference it when discussing policy. When critics compile lists of the Greatest TV Shows of All Time, The Wire routinely takes the top spot. It is arguably one of the great works of art America has produced in the 20th century. But while there has been a great deal of critical analysis of the show and its themes, until now there has never been a definitive, behind-the-scenes take on how it came to be made. With unparalleled access to all the key actors and writers involved in its creation, Jonathan Abrams tells the astonishing, compelling, and complete account of The Wire, from its inception and creation through its end and powerful legacy"–,"an oral history of HBO"s The Wire"–




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    Nayak, Suryia.
    Race, gender, and the activism of Black feminist theory : working with Audre Lorde
    Publication Year:2015
    Summary:"Beginning from the premise that psychology needs to be questioned, dismantled, and new perspectives brought to the table in order to produce alternative solutions, this book takes an unusual trans-disciplinary step into the activism of Black feminist theory. The author, Suriya Nayak, presents a close reading of Audre Lorde and other related scholars to demonstrate how the activism of Black feminist theory is concerned with issues central to radical critical thinking and practice, such as identity, alienation, trauma, loss, the position and constitution of individuals within relationships, the family, community and society. Nayak reveals how Black feminist theory seeks to address issues which are also a core concern of critical psychology, including individualism, essentialism and normalization. Her work grapples with several issues at the heart of key contemporary debates concerning methodology, identity, difference, race, and gender. Using a powerful line of argument, the book weaves these themes together to show how the activism of Black feminist theory in general, and the work of Audre Lorde in particular, can be used to effect social change in response to the damaging psychological impact of oppressive social constructions. Race, Gender, and the Activism of Black Feminist Theory will be of great interest to advanced students, researchers, political activist and practitioners in psychology, counselling, psychotherapy, mental health, social work and community development"–,"Beginning from the premise that all ideologies and movements for radical social change including critical psychology needs to be questioned, dismantled, and new perspectives brought to the table in order to produce alternative solutions, this book takes an unusual trans-disciplinary step into the activism of Black feminist theory. The author, Suriya Nayak, presents a close reading of Audre Lorde and other related Black feminist scholars to demonstrate how the activism of Black feminist theory is concerned with issues that are central to radical critical thinking and practice, such as identity, alienation, trauma, loss, the position and constitution of individuals within relationships, the family, community and society. Nayak reveals how the activism of Black feminist theory seeks to address issues which are also a core concern of critical thinking and practice such as critical psychology, including individualism, essentialism and normalization. Her work grapples with several issues at the heart of key contemporary debates concerning methodology, identity, difference, race, gender, social change, and the psychological impact of social constructions. Using a powerful line of argument, the book weaves these themes together to show how the activism of Black feminist theory in general and the work of Audre Lorde in particular can be applied to the subject and practice of creating social change in the face of the psychological impact of oppressive social constructions. Race, Gender, and the Activism of Black Feminist Theory will be of great interest to advanced students, researchers, political activist and practitioners in psychology, counselling, psychotherapy, mental health, social work and community development"–


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    Dean, Robert D.
    Imperial brotherhood : gender and the making of Cold War foreign policy
    Publication Year:2001
    Summary:"This book begins with a question about the Vietnam War. How is it, asks Robert D. Dean, that American policymakers – men who prided themselves on hard-headed pragmatism and shunned "fuzzy" idealism – could have committed the nation to such a ruinous, costly, and protracted war? The answer, he argues, lies not simply in the imperatives of anticommunist ideology or in any reasonable calculation of national interest. At least as decisive in determining the form and content of American Cold War foreign policy were the common background and shared values of its makers, especially their deeply ingrained sense of upper-class masculinity."–Jacket.


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    Johnson, David K.
    The lavender scare : the Cold War persecution of gays and lesbians in the federal government
    Publication Year:2006
    Summary:The McCarthy era is generally considered the worst period of political repression in recent American history. But while the famous question, "Are you now or have you ever been a member of the Communist Party?" resonated in the halls of Congress, security officials were posing another question at least as frequently, if more discreetly: "Information has come to the attention of the Civil Service Commission that you are a homosexual. What comment do you care to make?" Historian David K. Johnson here relates the frightening, untold story of how, during the Cold War, homosexuals were considered as dangerous a threat to national security as Communists. Charges that the Roosevelt and Truman administrations were havens for homosexuals proved a potent political weapon, sparking a "Lavender Scare" more vehement and long-lasting than McCarthy’s Red Scare. Relying on newly declassified documents, years of research in the records of the National Archives and the FBI, and interviews with former civil servants, Johnson recreates the vibrant gay subculture that flourished in New Deal-era Washington and takes us inside the security interrogation rooms where thousands of Americans were questioned about their sex lives. The homosexual purges ended promising careers, ruined lives, and pushed many to suicide. But, as Johnson also shows, the purges brought victims together to protest their treatment, helping launch a new civil rights struggle. The Lavender Scare shatters the myth that homosexuality has only recently become a national political issue, changing the way we think about both the McCarthy era and the origins of the gay rights movement. And perhaps just as importantly, this book is a cautionary tale, reminding us of how acts taken by the government in the name of "national security" during the Cold War resulted in the infringement of the civil liberties of thousands of Americans.


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    Bruni, Frank
    Where you go is not who you’ll be : an antidote to the college admissions mania
    Publication Year:2016
    Summary:Over the last few decades, Americans have turned college admissions into a terrifying and occasionally devastating process, preceded by test prep, tutors, all sorts of stratagems, all kinds of rankings, and a conviction among too many young people that their futures will be determined and their worth established by which schools say yes and which say no. That belief is wrong. It’s cruel. And in this book, Frank Bruni explains why, giving students and their parents a new perspective on this brutal, deeply flawed competition and a path out of the anxiety that it provokes.

Timothy E. Rounds Memorial Fund


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