The generals : Patton, MacArthur, Marshall, and the winning of World War II / Winston Groom.

20 Newest Books With Cover Art - November 30, 2015 - 5:40pm
Title: The generals : Patton, MacArthur, Marshall, and the winning of World War II / Winston Groom.
Author: Groom, Winston, 1944-
Call Number: D736 .G69 2015
Description: Groom tells the intertwined and uniquely American tales of George Patton, Douglas MacArthur, and George Marshall. These three remarkable men-of-arms who rose from the gruesome hell of the First World War to become the finest generals of their generation during World War II redefined America's ideas of military leadership and brought forth a new generation of American soldier. Against the backdrop of the most dramatic moments of the twentieth century, you'll discover new insights into the lives of America's most celebrated warriors.

Digital wars : Apple, Google, Microsoft and the battle for the Internet / Charles Arthur.

20 Newest Books With Cover Art - November 30, 2015 - 5:40pm
Title: Digital wars : Apple, Google, Microsoft and the battle for the Internet / Charles Arthur.
Author: Arthur, Charles, 1961-
Call Number: HD9696.8.U62 A78 2014
Description: "The first time that Apple, Google and Microsoft found themselves sharing the same digital space was 1998. They were radically different companies and they would subsequently fight a series of pitched battles for control of different parts of the digital landscape. They could not know of the battles to come. But they would be world-changing. This new edition of Digital Wars looks at each of these battles in turn. Accessible and comprehensive, it analyses the very different cultures of the three companies and assesses exactly who are the victors on each front. Thoroughly updated to include information on the latest developments and rising competitors Samsung, it also include a completely new chapter on how China moved from being the assembly plant for music players and smartphones, to becoming the world's biggest smartphone business"--

America's bank : the epic struggle to create the Federal Reserve / Roger Lowenstein.

20 Newest Books With Cover Art - November 30, 2015 - 5:40pm
Title: America's bank : the epic struggle to create the Federal Reserve / Roger Lowenstein.
Author: Lowenstein, Roger,
Call Number: HG2563 L69 2015
Description: Chronicles the tumultuous era and remarkable personalities that created the Federal Reserve, tracing the financial panic and widespread distrust of bankers that prompted the landmark 1913 Federal Reserve Act and launched America's first steps onto the world financial stage.

Sexting panic : rethinking criminalization, privacy, and consent / Amy Adele Hasinoff.

20 Newest Books With Cover Art - November 30, 2015 - 5:40pm
Title: Sexting panic : rethinking criminalization, privacy, and consent / Amy Adele Hasinoff.
Author: Hasinoff, Amy Adele,
Call Number: HQ27 .H367 2015
Description: "Sexting Panic illustrates how anxieties about technology and teen girls' sexuality distract from critical questions about how to adapt norms of privacy and consent for new media. Though mobile phones can be used to cause harm, Amy Adele Hasinoff notes that criminalization and abstinence policies meant to curb sexting often fail to account for the distinction between consensual sharing and the malicious distribution of a private image. Hasinoff challenges the idea that sexting inevitably victimizes young women. Instead, she encourages us to recognize young people's capacity for choice and recommends responses to sexting that are realistic and nuanced rather than based on misplaced fears about deviance, sexuality, and digital media"--Publisher description.

Flip-flop : a journey through globalisation's backroads / Caroline Knowles.

20 Newest Books With Cover Art - November 30, 2015 - 5:40pm
Title: Flip-flop : a journey through globalisation's backroads / Caroline Knowles.
Author: Knowles, Caroline, 1954-
Call Number: HD9662.F642 K66 2014

Health trackers : how technology is helping us monitor and improve our health / Richard MacManus.

20 Newest Books With Cover Art - November 30, 2015 - 5:40pm
Title: Health trackers : how technology is helping us monitor and improve our health / Richard MacManus.
Author: MacManus, Richard,
Call Number: R858 .M33 2015

The song machine : inside the hit factory / John Seabrook.

20 Newest Books With Cover Art - November 30, 2015 - 5:40pm
Title: The song machine : inside the hit factory / John Seabrook.
Author: Seabrook, John,
Call Number: ML3790 .S382 2015
Description: There's a reason hit songs offer such guilty pleasure--they're designed that way. Over the last two decades a new type of hit song has emerged, one that is almost inescapably catchy. Pop songs have always had a "hook, " but today's songs bristle with them: a hook every seven seconds is the rule. Painstakingly crafted to tweak the brain's delight in melody, rhythm, and repetition, these songs are highly processed products. Like snack-food engineers, modern songwriters have discovered the musical "bliss point." And just like junk food, the bliss point leaves you wanting more. In The Song Machine, longtime New Yorker staff writer John Seabrook tells the story of the massive cultural upheaval that produced these new, super-strength hits. Seabrook takes us into a strange and surprising world, full of unexpected and vivid characters, as he traces the growth of this new approach to hit-making from its obscure origins in early 1990s Sweden to its dominance of today's Billboard charts. Going beyond music to discuss money, business, marketing, and technology, The Song Machine explores what the new hits may be doing to our brains and listening habits, especially as services like Spotify and Apple Music use streaming data to gather music into new genres invented by algorithms based on listener behavior. Revelatory and original, this book will change the way you listen to music.--Adapted from book jacket.

How dogs work / Raymond Coppinger, Mark Feinstein ; foreword by Gordon M. Burghardt.

20 Newest Books With Cover Art - November 30, 2015 - 5:40pm
Title: How dogs work / Raymond Coppinger, Mark Feinstein ; foreword by Gordon M. Burghardt.
Author: Coppinger, Raymond,
Call Number: QL737.C22 C64 2015

Religion among we the people : conversations on democracy and the divine good / Franklin I. Gamwell.

20 Newest Books With Cover Art - November 30, 2015 - 5:40pm
Title: Religion among we the people : conversations on democracy and the divine good / Franklin I. Gamwell.
Author: Gamwell, Franklin I.
Call Number: BL2525 .G364 2015

Broken trust : dysfunctional government and constitutional reform / Stephen M. Griffin.

20 Newest Books With Cover Art - November 30, 2015 - 12:40am
Title: Broken trust : dysfunctional government and constitutional reform / Stephen M. Griffin.
Author: Griffin, Stephen M., 1957-
Call Number: KF4552 .G75 2015
Description: "Griffin argues that understanding the decline of trust in government requires investigating the historical circumstances of the last several decades as well as the constitutional experience of the states. In particular, he examines "hybrid democracy", the form of constitutionalism prevailing in California and other western states that combines Madisonian-style representative government with direct democracy."--Provided by publisher.

Infested : how the bed bug infiltrated our bedrooms and took over the world / Brooke Borel.

20 Newest Books With Cover Art - November 29, 2015 - 7:40pm
Title: Infested : how the bed bug infiltrated our bedrooms and took over the world / Brooke Borel.
Author: Borel, Brooke,
Call Number: QL523.C6 B67 2015
Description: Bed bugs. Few words strike such fear in the minds of travelers. In cities around the world, lurking beneath the plush blankets of otherwise pristine-looking hotel beds are tiny bloodthirsty beasts just waiting for weary wanderers to surrender to a vulnerable slumber. Though bed bugs today have infested the globe, the common bed bug is not a new pest at all. Indeed, as Brooke Borel reveals in this unusual history, this most-reviled species may date back over 250,000 years, wreaking havoc on our collective psyche while even inspiring art, literature, and music - in addition to vexatious red welts. In Infested, Borel introduces readers to the biological and cultural histories of these amazingly adaptive insects, and the myriad ways in which humans have responded to them. She travels to meet with scientists who are rearing bed bug colonies - even by feeding them with their own blood (ouch!) - and to the stages of musicals performed in honor of the pests. She explores the history of bed bugs and their apparent disappearance in the 1950s after the introduction of DDT, charting how current infestations have flourished in direct response to human chemical use as well as the ease of global travel. She also introduces us to the economics of bed bug infestations, from hotels to homes to office buildings, and the expansive industry that has arisen to combat them. Hiding during the day in the nooks and seams of mattresses, box springs, bed frames, headboards, dresser tables, wallpaper, or any clutter around a bed, bed bugs are thriving and eager for their next victim. By providing fascinating details on bed bug science and behavior as well as a captivating look into the lives of those devoted to researching or eradicating them, Infested is sure to inspire at least a nibble of respect for these tenacious creatures - while also ensuring that you will peek beneath the sheets with prickly apprehension.

Modern Albania : from dictatorship to democracy in Europe / Fred C. Abrahams.

20 Newest Books With Cover Art - November 23, 2015 - 6:40am
Title: Modern Albania : from dictatorship to democracy in Europe / Fred C. Abrahams.
Author: Abrahams, Fred.
Call Number: DR978.3 .A35 2015

Atlas of great comets / Ronald Stoyan ; translated by Storm Dunlop.

20 Newest Books With Cover Art - November 18, 2015 - 12:40pm
Title: Atlas of great comets / Ronald Stoyan ; translated by Storm Dunlop.
Author: Stoyan, Ronald,
Call Number: QB721.4 .S76 2015

The cost of globalization : dangers to the earth and its people / Julian E. Kunnie.

20 Newest Books With Cover Art - November 15, 2015 - 1:40pm
Title: The cost of globalization : dangers to the earth and its people / Julian E. Kunnie.
Author: Kunnie, Julian.
Call Number: HF1365 .K786 2015
Description: "This volume examines the many pitfalls of globalization from the perspective of impoverished and indigenous peoples, including the widening wealth gap, the struggle for restoration of dispossessed lands and cultural rights, global warming and ecological annihilation, and the experiences of women in underdeveloped regions who receive little benefit from their labor and are subject to violence"--

Indian spectacle : college mascots and the anxiety of modern America / Jennifer Guiliano.

20 Newest Books With Cover Art - November 15, 2015 - 1:40pm
Title: Indian spectacle : college mascots and the anxiety of modern America / Jennifer Guiliano.
Author: Guiliano, Jennifer.
Call Number: GV714.5 .G85 2015
Description: "In recent decades U.S. colleges and universities have been prone to changing athletic conference affiliations, seeking increased public prestige, building fan bases, and, of course, growing revenues. Such moves are driven by a very realistic set of calculations: in 2010 the collective revenue of the fifteen highest-grossing teams in Division I of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) topped one billion dollars, a hefty figure that does not even take into account the revenue generated by the sales of university-related apparel and athletic gear. Expressions of team allegiance, particularly the display of sports mascots, are a visual expression of this American obsession with collegiate sport. In American Spectacle, historian Jennifer Guiliano investigates the role of sports mascots in the big business of American college football in order to connect mascotry to twentieth-century expressions of community identity, individual belonging, stereotyped imagery, and cultural hegemony. To do so, she historicizes the creation and spread of mascots and university identities as something bound up in the spectacle of halftime performance, the growth of collegiate competition, the anxiety of middle-class masculinity, and the commercialization of athletics in the first two decades of the twentieth century"--

On the edge : the state and fate of the world's tropical rainforests : a report to the Club of Rome / Claude Martin ; foreword by Thomas E. Lovejoy.

20 Newest Books With Cover Art - November 15, 2015 - 1:40pm
Title: On the edge : the state and fate of the world's tropical rainforests : a report to the Club of Rome / Claude Martin ; foreword by Thomas E. Lovejoy.
Author: Martin, Claude, 1945-
Call Number: QH541.5.R27 M35 2015
Description: "[The author] brings together information from remote imaging, ecology, and economics to explain deforestation and forest health through the world"--Front jacket flap.

Pyrite : a natural history of fool's gold / David Rickard.

20 Newest Books With Cover Art - November 15, 2015 - 1:40pm
Title: Pyrite : a natural history of fool's gold / David Rickard.
Author: Rickard, David T. (David Terence), 1943-
Call Number: QE390.2.I76 R53 2015

Best girl / Sylvia Warsh.

20 Newest Books With Cover Art - November 9, 2015 - 5:40pm
Title: Best girl / Sylvia Warsh.
Author: Warsh, Sylvia Maultash.
Call Number: PR9199.4.W37 B47 2012
Description: When aspiring musician Amanda Moss learns the truth about the parents that she thought were dead, some aspects of her life and personality begin to make sense, even as she is compelled to look into unsettling questions about her family.

And everything nice / Kim Moritsugu.

20 Newest Books With Cover Art - November 9, 2015 - 5:40pm
Title: And everything nice / Kim Moritsugu.
Author: Moritsugu, Kim, 1954-
Call Number: PR9199.3.M644 A85 2011
Description: After joining a community rock choir, Stephanie helps her new friend recover her private journal from a blackmailer.

The Bill of Rights : the fight to secure America's liberties / Carol Berkin.

20 Newest Books With Cover Art - November 9, 2015 - 5:40pm
Title: The Bill of Rights : the fight to secure America's liberties / Carol Berkin.
Author: Berkin, Carol,
Call Number: KF4749 .B45 2015
Description: Those who argue that the Bill of Rights reflects the Founding Fathers' "original intent" are wrong. The Bill of Rights was actually a brilliant political act executed by James Madison to preserve the Constitution, the federal government, and the latter's authority over the states. In the skilled hands of award-winning historian Carol Berkin, the story of the Founders' fight over the Bill of Rights comes alive in a drama full of partisanship, clashing egos, and cunning manipulation. In 1789, the young nation faced a great ideological divide around a question still unanswered today: should broad power and authority reside in the federal government or should it reside in state governments? The Bill of Rights, from protecting religious freedom and the people's right to bear arms to reserving unenumerated rights to the states, was a political ploy first and a matter of principle second. The truth of how and why Madison came to devise this plan, the divisive debates it caused in the Congress, and its ultimate success in defeating Antifederalist counterplans is more engrossing than any of the myths that shroud our national beginnings. By pulling back the curtain on the political, short-sighted, and self-interested intentions of the Founding Fathers in passing the first ten amendments, Berkin reveals the anxiety many felt that the new federal government might not survive---and shows that the true "original intent" of the Bill of Rights was simply to oppose the Antifederalists who hoped to diminish the government's powers.--Adapted from book jacket.
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