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:

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Reforming Medicare

Reforming Medicare
Henry J. Aaron & Jeanne M. Lambrew
Washington, D.C.: Brookings Institution Press, 208
RA412.3 .A27 2008

... a critical examination of the current program as well as the key proposals for reforming it.

Speaking of the Moor

Speaking of the Moor
Emily C. Bartels
Philadelphia : University of Pennsylvania Press, 2008
PR658 .R34 B37 2008

... uncovers the surprising complexity of England's negotiation and accommodation of difference at the end of the Elizabethan era.

Amarillo:  The Story of a Western Town

Amarillo: The Story of a Western Town
Paul H. Carlson
Lubbock, TX : Texas Tech University Press, 2006
F394 .A4 C37 2006

... the first comprehensive history of Amarillo... explores the city and its environs, from the first peoples who settled in the area to Amarillo's current position as the marketing and commercial hub of a broad region.

Building Accessible Websites

Building Accessible Websites
Joe Clark
Indianapolis : New Riders Publishing, 2003
TK5105.888 .C546 2003

... will cause you to rethink everything you thought you knew about accessibility. It debunks myths, clarifies regulations, and presents sound strategies for tackling this important subject.

Fanny Kemble:  A Performed Life

Fanny Kemble: A Performed Life
Deirdre David
Philadelphia : University of Pennsylvania Press, 2007
PN2598 .K4 D38 2007

...a Victorian celebrity, known on both sides of the Atlantic as an actress and member of the famous Kemble theatrical dynasty, as a fierce opponent of slavery despite her marriage to a wealthy slave owner, as a brilliantly successful solo performer of Shakespeare, and as the author of journals about her career and life on her husband's Georgia plantations.

Chimneys and Towers

Chimneys and Towers
Betsey Fahlman
Philadelphia : The University of Pennsylvania Press, 2007
ND237 .D36 F28 2007

... two essays and more than 120 illustrations, which include a number of Demuth's sketches never before reproduced, explore the complex dynamics and dying creative energies of an artist at the end of his career.

Lone Star:  A History of Texas and the Texans

Lone Star: A History of Texas and the Texans
T.R. Fehrenbach
Cambridge, MA : Da Capo Press, 2000
F386 .F4 2000

... an up-to-the-moment history of the Lone Star state, together with an insider's look at the people, politics, and events that have shaped Texas from the very beginning. ...because Texans "have been made different by the crucible of history; they think and act in different ways, according to the history that shaped their hearts and minds."

Everyman's McLuhan

Everyman's McLuhan
W. Terrence Gordon, Eri Hamaji & Jacob Albert
New York : Mark Batty Publisher, 2007
P92.5 .M3 G66 2007

... coiner of such phrases as "global village" and "the medium is the message," McLuhan's career merits a freshly creative and accessible examination as technology speeds ahead and forces us to reconsider our relationship with it.

We Wish To Inform You That Tomorrow We Will Be Killed With Our Families

We Wish To Inform You That Tomorrow We Will Be Killed With Our Families
Philip Gourevitch
New York, NY : Picador, 1998
DT450.435 .G681998

... Gourevitch's haunting work is an anatomy of the killings in Rwanda, a vivid history of the genocide's background, and an unforgettable account of what it means to survive in its aftermath.

Iconic America

Iconic America
Tommy Hilfiger & George Lois
New York : Universe Publishing, 2007
E169.12 .H55 2007

... presented as a mosaic in which every piece represents a unique, and sometimes quirky, aspect of the American spirit, dramatizing the national ethos in a startlingly refreshing new way, making us think about who we are and what we stand for, and perhaps, where we should be headed.

Human cargo:  A Journey Among Refugees

Human cargo: A Journey Among Refugees
Caroline Moorehead
New York, NY : Picador, 2006
HV640 .M66 2006

... changes our understanding of what it means to have and lose a place in the world, and reveals how the refugee "problem" is on par with global crises such as terrorism and world hunger.

From Pigeons to News Portals

From Pigeons to News Portals
David D. Perlmutter & John M. Hamilton, Eds.
Baton Rouge : Louisiana State University Press, 2007
PN4784 .F6 F76 2007

... This provocative volume offers valuable insights and analyses to help us better understand the evolving state of foreign news.

Smoke Firing

Smoke Firing
Jane Perryman
London : A&C Black, 2008
TT920 .P4147 2008

Smoke Firing is a thorough survey of the varied work and approaches of contemporary artists today, showing recent innovative developments.

Inevitable Illusions

Inevitable Illusions
Massimo Piattelli-Palmarini
New York: John Wiley & Sons, Inc., 1994
BF442 .P5213 1994

... probes some of the most intriguing and significant new findings about the mysteries of the human mind and reveals how we can consciously protect ourselves from the deceptive short-cuts and flaws in logic that rule our thoughts.

Climate Change and Forests

Climate Change and Forests
Charlotte Streck, Robert O'Sullivan, Toby Janson-Smith, and Richard Tarasofsky, eds.
London : Chatham House, 2008
SD390.7 .C55 C57 2008

... will serve as a practical reference manual for anyone concerned about climate policy, including the negotiators working to define a robust and enduring international framework for addressing climate change.

A Theory of Everything

A Theory of Everything
Ken Wilber
Boston : Shambhala Publications, Inc., 2000
BD431 .W5155 2000

... a concise, comprehensive overview of Ken Wilber's revolutionary thought and its application in today's world.

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