Lost in the meritocracy : the undereducation of an overachiever / Walter Kirn.

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Title: Lost in the meritocracy : the undereducation of an overachiever / Walter Kirn.
Author: Kirn, Walter, 1962-
Call Number: PS3561.I746 Z46 2009
Description: Chronicles the author's trip through American higher education, where standardized tests, class rankings and gamesmanship stand in the way of true intellectual fulfillment, revealing the psychic costs of the American educational system.

It's so easy : and other lies / Duff McKagan.

20 Newest Books With Cover Art - April 27, 2015 - 10:40pm
Title: It's so easy : and other lies / Duff McKagan.
Author: McKagan, Duff.
Call Number: ML418.M2 A3 2011
Description: A founding member of Guns N' Roses and Velvet Revolver shares the story of his rise to the pinnacle of fame and fortune, his struggles with alcoholism and drug addiction, his personal crash and burn, and his phoenix-like transformation via a unique path to sobriety.

On writing : a memoir of the craft / by Stephen King.

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Title: On writing : a memoir of the craft / by Stephen King.
Author: King, Stephen, 1947-
Call Number: PS3561.I483 Z475 2010
Description: Stephen King reflects on how his writing has helped him through difficult times and describes various aspects of the art of writing.

The art and science of personality development / Dan P. McAdams.

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Title: The art and science of personality development / Dan P. McAdams.
Author: McAdams, Dan P.
Call Number: BF 698 .M347 2015
Description: "This book is for anybody who has ever asked psychological questions like these: Who am I? How did I become the person I am today? My goal in this book is to tell a compelling story about personality development as it plays out in individual human lives across the human life course. It is a story that recognizes the artistry of individual lives while examining what contemporary science has to tell us about how human lives are psychologically patterned and how these patterns develop over time. I draw upon many of the most illuminating studies and intriguing ideas in psychological science today to describe and explain the development of human personality over the life course. Reflecting the three central metaphors in my theory of personality development, the book is divided into three parts - Becoming the Social Actor, Becoming the Motivated Agent, and Becoming the Autobiographical Author. In the three sections, I move back and forth across the life span to sketch out a full psychological portrait of human personality and trace its development from birth through old age"--

Our kids : the American Dream in crisis / Robert D. Putnam.

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Title: Our kids : the American Dream in crisis / Robert D. Putnam.
Author: Putnam, Robert D.
Call Number: HN90.S65 P88 2015
Description: "The best-selling author of Bowling Alone offers a groundbreaking examination of the American Dream in crisis: how and why opportunities for upward mobility are diminishing, jeopardizing the prospects of an ever larger segment of Americans"--

The end of college : creating the future of learning and the university of everywhere / Kevin Carey.

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Title: The end of college : creating the future of learning and the university of everywhere / Kevin Carey.
Author: Carey, Kevin, 1970-
Call Number: LC5800 .C36 2015
Description: In The End of College, Kevin Carey, an education researcher and writer, draws on years of in-depth reporting and cutting-edge research to paint a vivid and surprising portrait of the future of education. Carey explains how two trends-the skyrocketing cost of college and the revolution in information technology-are converging in ways that will radically alter the college experience, upend the traditional meritocracy, and emancipate hundreds of millions of people around the world.

Violent No More.

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Title: Violent No More.
Author: Paymar, Michael.
Call Number: -

Dead wake : the last crossing of the Lusitania / Erik Larson.

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Title: Dead wake : the last crossing of the Lusitania / Erik Larson.
Author: Larson, Erik, 1954-
Call Number: D 592 .L8 L28 2015

Seven guitars / August Wilson ; foreword by Tony Kushner.

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Title: Seven guitars / August Wilson ; foreword by Tony Kushner.
Author: Wilson, August.
Call Number: PS3573.I45677 S48 2007

Gem of the ocean / August Wilson.

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Title: Gem of the ocean / August Wilson.
Author: Wilson, August.
Call Number: PS3573.I45677 G46 2006
Description: Set in 1904 Pittsburgh, it is chronologically the first work in August Wilson's decade-by-decade cycle dramatizing the African American experience during the 20th century-an unprecedented series that includes the Pulitzer Prize-winning plays Fences and The Piano Lesson. Aunt Esther, the drama's 287-year-old fiery matriarch, welcomes into her Hill District home Solly Two Kings, who was born into slavery and scouted for the Union Army, and Citizen Barlow, a young man from Alabama searching for a new life.

Joe Turner's come and gone / August Wilson ; foreword by Romulus Linney.

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Title: Joe Turner's come and gone / August Wilson ; foreword by Romulus Linney.
Author: Wilson, August.
Call Number: PS3573.I45677 J64 2007
Description: A play that emphasizes the African-American reassembling of identity.

Jitney / August Wilson ; foreword by Ishmael Reed.

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Title: Jitney / August Wilson ; foreword by Ishmael Reed.
Author: Wilson, August.
Call Number: PS3573.I45677 J58 2007

Fences / by August Wilson ; foreword by Samuel G. Freedman.

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Title: Fences / by August Wilson ; foreword by Samuel G. Freedman.
Author: Wilson, August.
Call Number: PS3573.I45677 F4 2007
Description: This drama takes you into the world of Troy Maxson, former baseball player with the Negro leagues. Troy is now a garbage man who feels his life has been hemmed in by others, but as the story unfolds he is forced to confront his role in the building of his life's fences.

Movies and Mental Illness : Using Films to Understand Psychopathology.

20 Newest Books With Cover Art - April 24, 2015 - 4:40pm
Title: Movies and Mental Illness : Using Films to Understand Psychopathology.
Author: Wedding, Danny.
Call Number: -

Beyond versus : the struggle to understand the interaction of nature and nurture / James Tabery.

20 Newest Books With Cover Art - April 23, 2015 - 6:40am
Title: Beyond versus : the struggle to understand the interaction of nature and nurture / James Tabery.
Author: Tabery, James, 1978-
Call Number: BF 341 .T33 2014

Angels in America : a gay fantasia on national themes / Tony Kushner.

20 Newest Books With Cover Art - April 23, 2015 - 6:40am
Title: Angels in America : a gay fantasia on national themes / Tony Kushner.
Author: Kushner, Tony.
Call Number: PS3561.U778 A85 2013

Writing well in the 21st century : the five essentials / Linda Spencer.

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Title: Writing well in the 21st century : the five essentials / Linda Spencer.
Author: Spencer, Linda, 1943-
Call Number: LB2369 .S65 2014
Description: This guide provides students, career-builders, and professional writers with the basic elements needed for writing in the 21st century. It fully explains, and links, the five essentials of good writing: punctuation, grammar, fact-checking, style, and voice. Throughout history technology has changed both language and writing. Today in the digital age, language and writing are changing at a phenomenal pace. Students, career-builders, and professional writers need this guide that reviews those changes and connects the essentials for creating good writing in the digital age. The book gives writers the tools needed today. Among other essentials, the book: Resolves comma issues by explaining the Open and Close Punctuation systems (writers select which system to use in their writing) ; Clarifies active and passive voice verbs and advocates using strong, specific verbs in writing ; Provides guidelines for choosing credible online websites when searching for resources ; Examines attributes of essentials that contribute to a writing style and urges a critical review of verbs ; Connects elements that combine to create a voice in a written piece. Overall this guide gives readers the basics they need to know to create well-written documents for school, work and in their professional writing. -- From publishers website.

ILL: Successful strategies for teaching undergraduate research

20 Newest Books With Cover Art - April 22, 2015 - 7:40am
Title: ILL: Successful strategies for teaching undergraduate research
Author: Deyrup, Marta Mestrovic
Call Number: -

Start something that matters / Blake Mycoskie.

20 Newest Books With Cover Art - April 16, 2015 - 4:40am
Title: Start something that matters / Blake Mycoskie.
Author: Mycoskie, Blake.
Call Number: HF5414 .M93 2011
Description: Known as the founder of TOMS Shoes and as a contestant on The Amazing Race, Mycoskie uses his experience with TOMS, as well as interviews with leaders of non-profits and corporations, to convey valuable lessons about entrepreneurship, transparency of leadership, and living by one's values.

Hope in a jar : the making of America's beauty culture / Kathy Peiss.

20 Newest Books With Cover Art - April 16, 2015 - 4:40am
Title: Hope in a jar : the making of America's beauty culture / Kathy Peiss.
Author: Peiss, Kathy Lee.
Call Number: TT957 .P45 2011
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