New Loan Books

Featured books from the New Books Shelves (September 2005)

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

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John F. Kennedy on Leadership: The Lessons and Legacy of a President

John F. Kennedy on Leadership: The Lessons and Legacy of a President
John A. Barnes
New York: American Management Association, 2005
HM1261 B37 2005

... identifies eleven core principles that made Kennedy ... a unique and dominant force who would serve as the standard by which future leaders would measure themselves - and by which they would be judged ... doesn't shy away from the well-documented darker side of Kennedy's life ... shows how legendary leadership can exist even in the face of substantial limitations.

Web Design GARAGE

Web Design GARAGE
Marc Campbell
Ann Arbor, Michigan: Edward Bros., 2005
TK5105.888 .C355 2005

... you'll find the tools to solve your design problems easily, quickly, and without migraines; where exploration and creativity rule; and, where design and usability unite as one.

The Global War on Terrorism: Assessing the American Response

The Global War on Terrorism: Assessing the American Response
Editor: John Davis
Hauppauge, New York: Nova Science Publishers, Inc., 2005
HV6432 .G58 2005

In the view of many commentators the Afghan and Iraq phases of the war on terror symbolizes the success of the campaign to confront terrorist organizations and their sponsors. ... no one asked the obvious question: after these two critical victories what impact have these battles had on al Qaeda?

Lorca: Living in the Theatre

Lorca: Living in the Theatre
Gwynne Edwards
London: Peter Owen Publishers, 2003
PQ6613 .A763 Z6276 2003

Lorca's theatre ... voices his personal dilemmas, not least his homosexuality. ... examines the ways in which the dramatist's life was transformed into high art through influences as varied as Surrealism and Greek tragedy.

True West

True West
William B. Handley
Lincoln and London: University of Nebraska Press, 2004
PS561 T78 2004

...Though pervasive in literature, popular culture, and history, assumptions about western authenticity have not received adequate critical attention. ... challenges many assumptions we make about western writing and opens the door to an important new chapter in western literary history and cultural criticism.

Snakepit

Snakepit
Moses Isegawa
New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 2004
PT 5881.19 S24 S5213 2004

... a powerful new novel set in Uganda in the 1970's - a dark picaresque that brilliantly depicts the life and death of a nation run by men gorged on power and paranoia.

Almonte's Texas

Almonte's Texas
Juan N. Almonte
Austin, TX: Texas State Historical Association, 2003
F389 .A446 2003

.... in English for the first time, ... offers crucial new insights on Texas affairs and will change the way historians regard Mexico's attitudes toward the foreign colonists and their revolution of 1835-1836.

The Monarch Butterfly: Biology and Conservation

The Monarch Butterfly: Biology and Conservation
Karen S. Oberhauser & Michelle J. Solensky, editors
Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 2004
QL561 .D3 M66 2004

... unique combination of basic research, background information, and conservation applications makes this book a valuable resource for ecologists, entomologists, naturalists, and teachers.

Truth & Beauty

Truth & Beauty
Ann Patchett
New York: HarperCollins Publishers, Inc., 2004
RD661 .G74 P386 2004

... shines a fresh, revealing light on the world of women's friendships and shows us what it means to stand together ... a tender, brutal book about loving a person we cannot save. It is about loyalty, and about being lifted up by the sheer effervescence of someone who knew how to live life to the fullest.

The Fourth Crusade and the Sack of Constantinople

The Fourth Crusade and the Sack of Constantinople
Jonathan Phillips
New York: Penguin Group, 2004
D164 P48 2004

In April 1204, the armies of Western Christendom wrote another bloodstained chapter in the history of holy war. ... this remarkable new assessment of the Fourth Crusade ... explores the conflicting motives that drove the expedition to commit the most infamous massacre of the crusading movement.

Glacier Ice

Glacier Ice
Austin Post and Edward R. LaChapelle
Seattle: University of Washington, 2000
GB2403.2 .P68 2000

The awesome beauty and majesty of glaciers, the world of ice which has shaped and reshaped large parts of the earth's surfaces, are presented here through more than one hundred photographs and a closely integrated, informed text. ... discussion of the effects of glaciers on the landscape, formation and mass balance, flow and fluctuations, moraines, ogives, and surface details is facinating

Voices of Color:  First-Person Accounts of Ethnic Minority Therapists

Voices of Color: First-Person Accounts of Ethnic Minority Therapists
Mudita Rastogi & Elizabeth Wieling
Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications, Inc., 2005
RC455.4 .E8 V65 2005

... the first book to address the training, academic, and professional experiences of ethnic minority therapists. ... motivates the reader to ponder and challenge how issues related to mental health intersect with race/ethnicity within a broader diversity framework.

Eats, Shoots & Leaves

Eats, Shoots & Leaves
Lynne Truss
New York: Gotham Books, 2003
PE1450 .T75 2004

This is a book for people who love punctuation and get upset when it is mishandled.

The Smithsonian Book of North American Mammals

The Smithsonian Book of North American Mammals
Don E. Wilson & Sue Ruff, eds.
Washington and London: Smithsonian Institution, 1999
QL715 S55 1999

From opossums to manatees, badgers, to pronghorn antelope, this authoritative volume will serve as an invaluable reference for general reader and specialist alike.

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