New Loan Books

Featured books from the New Books Shelves.

The Cornette Library regularly highlights 6-15 newly received books. Descriptions from dust jackets or introductions.

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All Wrapped Up!  Groovy Gift Wrap of the 1960s

All Wrapped Up! Groovy Gift Wrap of the 1960s
Kevin Akers
San Francisco: Chronicle Books, LLC, 2005
NC1002 .G54 A37 2005

... is a splendid collection of hundreds of gift wrap samples from the grooviest decade: the 1960s. ... from the sober, muted earth tones and geometric shapes of the late ‘50s to the anything goes, unpredictable, psychedelic, and op art patterns of the late ‘60s.

The Market Planning Guide

The Market Planning Guide
David H. Bangs, Jr.
Chicago: Dearborn Financial Publishing, Inc., 2002
HF5415.122 .B36 2002

...all-new sixth edition of the marketing classic, ... contains everything needed to develop comprehensive, customized marketing plans and effective and focused marketing strategies for every size business - from sole proprietors to Fortune 500 companies.

Getting Choice Right

Getting Choice Right
Julian R. Betts & Tom Loveless, eds.
Washington, D.C.: Brookings Institution Press, 2005
LB1027.9 .G475 2005

... assesses the basic mechanics of school choice, with a focus on the question of how, if any nation decides to expand choice, it can be implemented in a way to benefit the most students while minimizing any social costs.

The Rise and Fall of the Broadway Musical

The Rise and Fall of the Broadway Musical
Mark N. Grant
Lebanon, NH: Northeastern University Press, 2004
ML1711.8 .N3 G727 2004

This provocative and sometimes irreverent work offers a refreshing perspective on the history of American musical theater and provides strong views on how to restore the Broadway musical to its former greatness.

Greyhound for Breakfast

Greyhound for Breakfast
James Kelman
New York: Farrar Straus Giroux, 1988
PR6061 .E518 G74 1988

... reflect the scope of James Kelman's writing since 1972 - ranging from casual tragedy to wild farce. ... they present real life without condescension, giving voice to the inarticulate and life to the belief that language helps to shape a culture.


Carolyn Kizer
New York: Boa Editions, Ltd., 1984
PS3521 .I9 Y56 1984

"Yin is sui generis unforgettable - savage, tender, hilarious." - Stanley Kunitz

Islands on the Plains:  Ecological, Social, and Ritual Use of Landscapes

Islands on the Plains: Ecological, Social, and Ritual Use of Landscapes
Marcel Kornfeld & Alan J. Osborn, eds.
Salt Lake City: University of Utah Press, 2003
E78 .G73 I75 2003

... illustrate the different ways that the spatial, structural, and temporal nature of islands conditioned the behavior and adaptation of past Plains peoples. ... a first step toward a more detailed analysis of habitat variation and its effects on Plains cultural dynamics and evolution.

Picturing Faith

Picturing Faith
Colleen McDannell
New Haven, CT: Yale University Press, 2005
BL2525 .M395 2005

In the midst of the Great Depression, ... photographers captured a nation alive with religious faith - from Dust Bowl migrants singing hymns, to Orthodox Jews praying in rural Connecticut. ... recounts the history of this extraordinary project... and exploring these little-known images of America.

The First European Revolution, c. 970-1215

The First European Revolution, c. 970-1215
R.I. Moore
Malden, MA: Blackwell Publishing, 2000
D201 .M66 2000

... a radical reassessment of Europe from the late tenth to the early thirteenth centuries. ... argues that the period witnessed the first true ′revolution′ in European society, ... for the first time an autonomous city-supporting civilization in non-Mediterranean Europe.


Giacomo Puccini
Milano: Casa Ricordi, 2000
M1500 .P977 T87 2000

...the last opera Puccini wrote ...Amorous passion is embodied in music which, in its melodic invention and its imaginative employment of harmonies and timbres, fuses delicate orientalizing elements with novel strokes of expression.

Dark Victory:  America's Second War Against Iraq

Dark Victory: America's Second War Against Iraq
Jeffrey Record
Annapolis, MD: Naval Institute Press, 2004
DS79.76 .R43 2004

A prominant national security analyst provides a critical examination of origins, objectives, conduct, and consequences of the U.S. war against Iraq ... the author concludes that America's war against Iraq was both unnecessary and damaging to long-term U.S. security interests.

Biometrics for Network Security

Biometrics for Network Security
Paul Reid
Upper Saddle River, NJ: Prentice Hall, 2004
QA76.9 .A25 R45 2004

... covers a variety of biometric options, ranging from fingerprint identification to voice verification to hand, face, and eye scanning. ... describes guidelines, applications, and procedures for implementing biometric solutions for your network security systems.


Judy Sierra
Westport, CT: Oryx Press, 1992
GR75 .C4 C38 1992

... for the enjoyment of anyone who would like to explore the mystery of how a folktale may vary as it is told in different cultures and in different times.

Sea Turtles

Sea Turtles
James R. Spotila
Baltimore: The Johns Hopkins University Press, 2004
QL666 .C536 S69 2004

Combining riveting prose, up-to-the-minute science, and beautiful photography, Sea Turtles is an indispensable guide to these truly remarkable animals.

Picture Show:  Classic Movie Posters from the TCM Archives

Picture Show: Classic Movie Posters from the TCM Archives
Turner Classic Movies
San Francisco: Chronicle Books, LLC, 2003
PN1995.9 .P5 E37 2003

Picture Show is a joyful testament to the enduring vitality of classic movies - America's cultural heritage.

On Cloud Nine

On Cloud Nine
Robert W. Wendover & Terrence L. Gargiulo
New York: AMACOM, 2006
HD58.8 .O5 2006

... more than a wise and witty fable. ... gives you real guidance to improve communication in your multigenerational workplace.

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