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:
- the Marsh Collection, several hundred recently published, well-reviewed general interest books, and
- our complete list of gift and purchased books currently on the "Recent Acquisitions" shelf.
Click on the call number to check a books current status, click on the image for addition information.
War and Taxes
Washington, D.C. :The Urban Institute Press, 2008
HJ2381 .B35 2008
"The history of America's tax system can be written largely as a history of America's wars."... Has the United States broken a noble tradition of fiscal sacrifice with the current, unprecedented wartime tax cuts, or are they the mark of new economic and social forces at work?
The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao
New York : Riverhead Books, 2007
PS3554 .I259 B75 2007
... immerses us in the uproarious lives of our hero Oscar, his runaway sister Lola, and their ferocious beauty-queen mother Belicia ... an astonishing vision of the contemporary American experience and the endless human capacity to persevere - and to risk it all - in the name of love.
1916 - The Long Revolution
Cork, Ireland : Mercier Press, 2007
DA962 .A17 2007
... seeks to interpret the events of Easter Week 1916 as the central defining event of a "long revolution" in Irish history.
Diagnostic Tests Made Incredibly Easy
Ambler, PA : Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, 2009
RT48.5 .D533 2009
The first - and only - reference that makes diagnostic tests incredibly easy! This thoroughly updated reference helps you understand your patients' tests without testing your patience!
What is the What
San Francisco : McSweeney's, 2006
PS3605 .G4 W43 2006 c.2
... the story of ... one of the so-called Lost Boys - children pursued by militias, governement soldiers, lions and hyenas and myriad diseases, in their search for sanctuary, ... Eventually Deng is resettled in the United States... and a very different struggle begins.
Controlling Stress & Tension: A Holistic Approach
Englewood Cliffs, NJ : Prentice-Hall, Inc., 1979
RA785 .G57 1979
... a fresh, holistic approach to well-being that fully involves you in your own health care. It incorporates education, meditation, bio-feedback, and other techniques into a total-health program proving effective in reducing tension.
New York, NY : Bantam Books, 1997
BF561 .G65 1997
... argues that our view of human intelligence is far too narrow, ignoring a crucial range of abilities that matter immensely in terms of how we do in life.... self-awareness, self-discipline, and empathy, add up to a different way of being smart... "emotional intelligence."
Exploring Microsoft Office 2007 Brief
Upper Saddle River, NJ : Pearson Education, Inc., 2007
HF5548.4 .M525 G695 2007
... designed to help students of any major get beyond the skills and concepts that they know into those that they don't.
Healing Breath: Zen Spirituality for a Wounded Earth
Dallas, TX : Maria Kannon Zen Center Publications, 2001
BQ9288 .H33 2001
... locates the sickness in human hearts that causes us to deal harshly with one another and with the Earth that is home to all that live and breathe. ...help us to counteract the effects of that sickness, to develop healing habits of mind and heart.
What Hath God Wrought
Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2007
E338 .H69 2007
...illuminates the period from the battle of New Orleans to the end of the Mexican-American War, an era when the United States expanded to the Pacific and won control over the richest part of the North American continent.
Computer Networking: A Top-Down Approach Featuring the Internet
Boston, MA : Pearson Education, Inc., 2005
TK5105.875 .I57 K88 2005
... provides a top-down approach to this study by beginning with application-level protocols and then working down the protocol stack.
The American Voter Revisited
Ann Arbor, MI : The University of Michigan Press, 2008
JK1967 .A834 2008
... discovers that voter behavior has been remarkably consistent over the last half century. And if the authors are correct in their predictions, 2008 will show just how reliably the American voter weighs in, election after election.
The Golden Spread
Northridge, CA : Windsor Publications, Inc., 1986
F394 .A4 P75 1986
... essential reading for everyone who cares about one of America's greatest frontiers, a region with a history and a future as big as Texas itself.
Why Are the Arabs Not Free? - The Politics of Writing
Malden, MA : Blackwell Publishing, 2007
DS39 .S237 2007
Safouan's impassioned argument to his fellow Arabs is that if they wish to realise the potential of their great culture, they must follow the linguistic lead of the European Reformation and develop their currently despised vernaculars as written language.
The Age of Fallibility
New York, NY : Public Affairs, 2006
HV6432 .S7 2006
... looks at the fatal flaws not merely of the current administration - with whom his antagonism is well documented - but with the wider American view of the world.
Mystery of the Bones
Chico, CA : Vallombrosa Press, 2008
E99 .A8 W55 2008
The spade confirms the myth. That is the traditional marriage of legend and archaeology.
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