New Loan Books

Featured books from the New Books Shelves.

The Cornette Library regularly highlights 6-15 newly received books. Descriptions are from dust jackets or introductions. See also our complete list of books currently on the "New Books" shelf.

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Practical Intelligence

Practical Intelligence
Karl Albrecht
Hoboken, NJ : John Wiley & Sons, Inc., 2007
B105 .C457 A43 2007

... this groundbreaking book ... explains how practical intelligence (PI) qualifies as one of the key life skills and offers a conceptual structure for defining and describing common sense.

Combating Terrorism:  Strategies and Approaches

Combating Terrorism: Strategies and Approaches
William C. Banks, Renée de Nevers & Mitchel B. Wallerstein
Washington, D.C. : CQ Press, 2008
HV6432 .B355 2008

... seeks to lay out in straightforward terms the challenges confronting U.S. decision makers today and for the foreseeable future as they attempt to anticipate and respond to terrorist threats.

American Prometheus

American Prometheus
Kai Bird & Martin J. Sherwin
New York : Vintage Books, 2005
QC16 .O62 B572005

J. Robert Oppenheimer is one of the iconic figures of the twentieth century, ... biography and history at its finest, riveting and deeply informative.

Inhuman Bondage

Inhuman Bondage
David Brion Davis
New York : Oxford University Press, 2006
E441 .D2495 2006

... the ultimate portrait of the dark side of the American dream. ... an inspiring example as well - the story of how abolitionists, barely a fringe group in the 1770s, successfully fought, in the space of a hundred years, to defeat one of human history's greatest evils.

Comanche Empire

Comanche Empire
Pekka Hämäläinen
New Haven, CT : Yale University Press, 2008
E99 .C85 H27 2008

A groundbreaking history of the rise and decline of the vast and imposing Comanche empire.

A Thousand Splendid Suns

A Thousand Splendid Suns
Khaled Hosseini
New York : Riverhead Books, 2007
PS3608 .O832 T56 2007

... a beautiful, riveting, and haunting novel of enourmous contemporary relevance.... set against the volatile events of Afghanistan's last thirty years - from the Soviet invasion to the reign of the Taliban to post-Taliban rebuilding - that puts the violence, fear, hope, and faith of this country in intimate, human terms.


Steven D. Levitt & Stephen J. Dubner
New York : HarperCollins Publishers, 2006
HB74 .P8 L479 2006

... explore the hidden side of ... well, everything. The inner workings of a crack gang. The truth about real-estate agents. The myths of campaign finance. The telltale marks of a cheating schoolteacher. The secrets of the Ku Klux Klan.

A New Orleans Voudou Priestess:  The Legend and Reality of Marie Laveau

A New Orleans Voudou Priestess: The Legend and Reality of Marie Laveau
Carolyn Morrow Long
Gainesville : University Press of Florida, 2007
BL2490 .L66 2007

... explores the unique social, political, and legal setting in which the lives of Laveau's African and European ancestors became intertwined in nineteenth-century New Orleans.

The Making of the Presidential Candidates 2008

The Making of the Presidential Candidates 2008
William G. Mayer, ed.
Lanham, MD : Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc., 2008
JK521 .M35 2008

... a broad overview of the presidential nomination process through a detailed examination of some of its most significant components,... some of the most interesting work now being done on the politics of presidential campaigns.

Thirty Ways of Looking at Hillary

Thirty Ways of Looking at Hillary
Susan Morrison, ed.
New York : HarperCollins Publishers, 2008
E887 .C55 T48 2008

... thirty original pieces by America's most notable women writers. This pointillistic portrait paints a composite picture of Hillary Clinton, focusing on details from the personal to the political, from the hard-hitting to the whimsical, to give a well-balanced and unbiased view

When Parents Say No

When Parents Say No
Luanne Linnard-Palmer
Indianapolis : Sigma Theta Tau International, 2006
RJ47 .L655 2006

... what happens when parents seek to follow their cultural or religious customs to aid their child's recovery and those customs prohibit or delay modern medical treatments?

How College Affects Students

How College Affects Students
Ernest T. Pascarella & Patrick T. Terenzini
San Francisco : Jossey-Bass, 2005
LA229 .P34 2005

... required reading for anyone interested in higher education practice, policy, and promise - faculty, administrators, researchers, policy analysts, and decision makers at every level.

Fugitive Landscapes

Fugitive Landscapes
Samuel Truett
New Haven, CT : Yale University Press, 2006
F786 .T83 2006

... explores the making and unmaking of the U.S. - Mexico border, telling how ordinary people resisted the domination of empires, nations, and corporations to shape transnational history on their own terms.

Georgia O'Keeffe:  An Eternal Spirit

Georgia O'Keeffe: An Eternal Spirit
Susan Wright
Singapore : New Line Books, 2006
N6537 .O39 W75 2006

... Georgia O'Keeffe (1887-1986) pioneered an artistic style that dominated the art of twentieth-century America. Unique in its organic, abstract expression, her vision and passion identify her as a lifelong master of modern art.

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