Fateful ties : a history of America's preoccupation with China / Gordon H. Chang.

20 Newest Books With Cover Art - July 31, 2015 - 3:40pm
Title: Fateful ties : a history of America's preoccupation with China / Gordon H. Chang.
Author: Chang, Gordon H.
Call Number: E183.8.C5 C417 2015
Description: "Americans look to China with fascination and fear, unsure whether the rising Asian power is friend or foe but certain it will play a crucial role in America's future. This is nothing new, Gordon Chang says. For centuries, Americans have been convinced of China's importance to their own national destiny. Fateful Ties draws on literature, art, biography, popular culture, and politics to trace America's long and varied preoccupation with China. China has held a special place in the American imagination from colonial times, when Jamestown settlers pursued a passage to the Pacific and Asia. In the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, Americans plied a profitable trade in Chinese wares, sought Chinese laborers to build the West, and prized China's art and decor. China was revered for its ancient culture but also drew Christian missionaries intent on saving souls in a heathen land. Its vast markets beckoned expansionists, even as its migrants were seen as a 'yellow peril' that prompted the earliest immigration restrictions. A staunch ally during World War II, China was a dangerous adversary in the Cold War that followed. In the post-Mao era, Americans again embraced China as a land of inexhaustible opportunity, playing a central role in its economic rise. Through portraits of entrepreneurs, missionaries, academics, artists, diplomats, and activists, Chang demonstrates how ideas about China have long been embedded in America's conception of itself and its own fate. Fateful Ties provides valuable perspective on this complex international and intercultural relationship as America navigates an uncertain new era"--Provided by publisher.

We Believe the Children : A Moral Panic in the 1980s

20 Newest Books With Cover Art - July 30, 2015 - 4:40pm
Title: We Believe the Children : A Moral Panic in the 1980s
Author: Beck, Richard
Call Number: HV

$2.00 a Day : Living on Almost Nothing in America

20 Newest Books With Cover Art - July 30, 2015 - 4:40pm
Title: $2.00 a Day : Living on Almost Nothing in America
Author: Edin, Kathryn J./ Shaefer, H. Luke
Call Number: HM

The art of attention : a poet's eye / Donald Revell.

20 Newest Books With Cover Art - July 30, 2015 - 4:40pm
Title: The art of attention : a poet's eye / Donald Revell.
Author: Revell, Donald, 1954-
Call Number: PN1064 .R48 2007

The great divide / Stephen Grace ; photographs by Jim Havey.

20 Newest Books With Cover Art - July 30, 2015 - 4:40pm
Title: The great divide / Stephen Grace ; photographs by Jim Havey.
Author: Grace, Stephen.
Call Number: TD224.C6 G73 2015

Napoleon : Soldier of Destiny

20 Newest Books With Cover Art - July 30, 2015 - 4:40pm
Title: Napoleon : Soldier of Destiny
Author: Broers, Michael
Call Number: D

Showdown : Thurgood Marshall and the Supreme Court Nomination That Changed America

20 Newest Books With Cover Art - July 30, 2015 - 4:40pm
Title: Showdown : Thurgood Marshall and the Supreme Court Nomination That Changed America
Author: Haygood, Wil
Call Number: K

The spirit of 74 : how the American Revolution began / Ray Raphael and Marie Raphael.

20 Newest Books With Cover Art - July 30, 2015 - 4:40pm
Title: The spirit of 74 : how the American Revolution began / Ray Raphael and Marie Raphael.
Author: Raphael, Ray.
Call Number: E210 .R37 2015

The Annotated Poe / Edgar Allan Poe ; edited by Kevin J. Hayes ; with a foreword by William Giraldi.

20 Newest Books With Cover Art - July 30, 2015 - 4:40pm
Title: The Annotated Poe / Edgar Allan Poe ; edited by Kevin J. Hayes ; with a foreword by William Giraldi.
Author: Poe, Edgar Allan, 1809-1849.
Call Number: PS2603 2015

A Long High Whistle : Selected Columns on Poetry

20 Newest Books With Cover Art - July 27, 2015 - 8:40am
Title: A Long High Whistle : Selected Columns on Poetry
Author: Biespiel, David
Call Number: PN

A journey through philosophy in 101 anecdotes / Nicholas Rescher.

20 Newest Books With Cover Art - July 27, 2015 - 8:40am
Title: A journey through philosophy in 101 anecdotes / Nicholas Rescher.
Author: Rescher, Nicholas.
Call Number: B68 .R475 2015

Introducing Mineralogy

20 Newest Books With Cover Art - July 27, 2015 - 8:40am
Title: Introducing Mineralogy
Author: Mason, John
Call Number: QE

The new one minute manager / Kenneth Blanchard, Spencer Johnson.

20 Newest Books With Cover Art - July 20, 2015 - 1:40pm
Title: The new one minute manager / Kenneth Blanchard, Spencer Johnson.
Author: Blanchard, Kenneth H,
Call Number: HD31 .B5263 2015

Plucked : a history of hair removal / Rebecca M. Herzig.

20 Newest Books With Cover Art - July 20, 2015 - 1:40pm
Title: Plucked : a history of hair removal / Rebecca M. Herzig.
Author: Herzig, Rebecca M., 1971-
Call Number: RL92 .H49 2015

Forensics : what bugs, burns, prints, DNA, and more tell us about crime / Val McDermid.

20 Newest Books With Cover Art - July 20, 2015 - 1:40pm
Title: Forensics : what bugs, burns, prints, DNA, and more tell us about crime / Val McDermid.
Author: McDermid, Val,
Call Number: HV8073 .M3328 2015

The art of time in fiction : as long as it takes / Joan Silber.

20 Newest Books With Cover Art - July 20, 2015 - 1:40pm
Title: The art of time in fiction : as long as it takes / Joan Silber.
Author: Silber, Joan.
Call Number: PN3355 .S554 2009

The millionaire and the bard : Henry Folger's obsessive hunt for Shakespeare's first folio / Andrea E. Mays.

20 Newest Books With Cover Art - July 14, 2015 - 11:40am
Title: The millionaire and the bard : Henry Folger's obsessive hunt for Shakespeare's first folio / Andrea E. Mays.
Author: Mays, Andrea E.,
Call Number: Z989.F66 M28 2015
Description: "Today it is the most valuable book in the world. Recently one sold for over five million dollars. It is the book that rescued the name of William Shakespeare and half of his plays from oblivion. The Millionaire and the Bard tells the miraculous and romantic story of the making of the First Folio, and of the American industrialist whose thrilling pursuit of the book became a lifelong obsession." --

Up against the wall : re-imagining the U.S.-Mexico border / Edward S. Casey and Mary Watkins.

20 Newest Books With Cover Art - July 14, 2015 - 11:40am
Title: Up against the wall : re-imagining the U.S.-Mexico border / Edward S. Casey and Mary Watkins.
Author: Casey, Edward S., 1939-
Call Number: GE160.M58 C37 2014

From property to family : American dog rescue and the discourse of compassion / Andrei S. Markovits, University of Michigan and Katherine N. Crosby, University of South Carolina.

20 Newest Books With Cover Art - July 14, 2015 - 11:40am
Title: From property to family : American dog rescue and the discourse of compassion / Andrei S. Markovits, University of Michigan and Katherine N. Crosby, University of South Carolina.
Author: Markovits, Andrei S.
Call Number: HV4708 .M356 2014

College for convicts : the case for higher education in American prisons / Christopher Zoukis ; foreword by Alex Friedmann.

20 Newest Books With Cover Art - July 14, 2015 - 11:40am
Title: College for convicts : the case for higher education in American prisons / Christopher Zoukis ; foreword by Alex Friedmann.
Author: Zoukis, Christopher.
Call Number: HV8883.3.U5 Z68 2014
Description: "Provide education to prisoners and they won't return to crime. Presenting a workable solution to America's over incarceration and recidivism problems, this book demonstrates that great fiscal benefits arise when modest sums are spent educating prisoners, instead of dedicating exponentially higher resources to confining them. Educating prisoners brings a reduction in crime and social disruption"--
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