New Loan Books

Featured books from the New Books Shelves (February 2005)

The Cornette Library highlights 6-12 current books a month. All quotes are from book dustjackets.

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My Wicked Wicked Ways

My Wicked Wicked Ways
Sandra Cisneros
New York : Alfred A. Knopf; 1994 (c1987)
PS3553.I78 M93 1994

"Here are verses, comic and sad, radiantly pure and plainspoken, that rise like songs from the hearts of men and women."


Barry Cooper
New York : Oxford University Press, 2000
ML410 .B4 C738 2000

"...written as a continuous, chronological narrative that sets the works against the musical and biographical background from which they emerged. Such an approach results in close integration of life and works, ... leading to many new insights "

Davis's Drug Guide for Nurses

Davis's Drug Guide for Nurses
Judith Hopfer Deglin
Philadelphia : F.A. Davis Co., 2005
RM301.12 .D44 2005

... continues its tradition of providing the most comprehensive information of all drug guides ... over 4,600 trade and generic drugs that are up-to-date and practical, and that supply all the information nurses need to safely administer medications.

Dangerous Liaisons

Dangerous Liaisons?: When Cultivated Plants Mate with their Wild Relatives
Norman Carl Ellstrand
Baltimore : Johns Hopkins University Press, 2003
SB123.57 .E44 2003

With the advent of genetic engineering, "designer" crops might interbreed with natural populations. Could such romances lead to the evolution of "superweeds,"?

The Power of Reading:  Insights from the Research

The Power of Reading: Insights from the Research
Stephen D. Krashen
Westport, Conn. : Libraries Unlimited, 2004
Z1003 .K917 2004

... the foundation for the argument that free voluntary reading (FVR) is the most effective tool available for increasing literacy ... This long-awaited second edition ... offers compelling evidence for his (Krahsen's) arguments.

Japan's Competing Modernities

Japan's Competing Modernities : Issues in Culture and Democracy, 1900-1930
Sharon A. Minichiello (ed.)
Honolulu, Hawaii : University of Hawai`i Press, 1998.
DS822.4 .J36 1998

This collection of essays, each based on new research, offers original insight into various aspects of modern Japanese cultural history from "modernist" architecture to women as cultural symbols, popular songs to the rhetoric of empire-building, and more.

Texas after the Civil War:  The Struggle of Reconstruction

Texas after the Civil War: The Struggle of Reconstruction
Carl H. Moneyhon
College Station : Texas A&M University Press, 2004
F391 .M636 2004

Clearly written and masterful in its survey of the last fifty years of research on that era, this book will stand as the definitive synthesis and interpretation of Reconstruction in Texas for years to come.

Hot Text: Web Writing That Works

Hot Text: Web Writing that Works
Jonathan and Lisa Price
Indianapolis, Ind. : New Riders, c2002
TK5105.888 .P653 2002

Based on research into attention, attitude, cognition, interface, reading, and usability, this book tells you how to write for the Internet - FAQs, help, email, marketing copy, press releases, new articles, electronic newletters, Webzine articles, and your own résumé.

Osama:  The Making of a Terrorist

Osama: The Making of a Terrorist
Jonathan Randal
New York : Knopf, 2004
HV6430 .B55 R36 2004

How is it possible for one middle-aged Saudi millionaire to threaten the world's only superpower? ... Randal ... makes clear how Osama's life epitomizes the fatal collision between twenty-first century Islam and the West

An Atlas of Anatomy for Artists

An Atlas of Anatomy for Artists
Fritz Schider
New York : Dover Publications, 1957
NC760 .S32 1957

...recognized as the most thorough reference work on art anatomy in the world

Storytelling in Film and Television

Storytelling in Film and Television
Kristin Thompson
Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard University Press, 2003.
PN1992.7 .T47 2003

Derided as simple, dismissed as inferior to film ... television nonetheless exerts an undeniable, apparently inescapable power in our culture. The secret of television’s success may well lie in the remarkable narrative complexities underlying its seeming simplicity.

The Shattering of the Union:  America in the 1850s

The Shattering of the Union: America in the 1850s
Eric H. Walther
Wilmington, Del. : Scholarly Resources, 2004
E415.7 .W35 2004

... an engaging, fast-paced narrative covering the last decade of the American journey to Civil War ... a quick read that is perfect for classroom use. It is a compelling tale, well told.