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The unwomanly face of war : an oral history of women in World War II / Svetlana Alexievich ; translated by Richard Pevear and Larissa Volokhonsky.

August 24, 2017 - 3:40pm
Title: The unwomanly face of war : an oral history of women in World War II / Svetlana Alexievich ; translated by Richard Pevear and Larissa Volokhonsky.
Author: Aleksievich, Svetlana, 1948-
Call Number: D810.W7 A5313 2017
Description: "Bringing together dozens of voices in her distinctive style, War's Unwomanly Face is Svetlana Alexievich's collection of stories of women's experiences in World War II, both on the front lines, on the home front, and in occupied territories. This is a new, distinct version of the war we're so familiar with. Alexievich gives voice to women whose stories are lost in the official narratives, creating a powerful alternative history from the personal and private stories of individuals. Collectively, these women's voices provide a kaleidoscopic portrait of the human side of the war. When the Swedish Academy awarded Svetlana Alexievich the Nobel Prize in Literature, they praised her "polyphonic writings, a monument to suffering and courage in our time, " and cited her for inventing "a new kind of literary genre." Sara Danius, the permanent secretary of the Swedish Academy, added that her work comprises "a history of emotions -- a history of the soul."--Provided by publisher.

The long, long life of trees / Fiona Stafford.

August 24, 2017 - 3:40pm
Title: The long, long life of trees / Fiona Stafford.
Author: Stafford, Fiona J.,
Call Number: GT5150 .S84 2016
Description: "Since the beginnings of history trees have served humankind in countless useful ways, but our relationship with trees has many dimensions beyond mere practicality. Trees are so entwined with human experience that diverse species have inspired their own stories, myths, songs, poems, paintings, and spiritual meanings. Some have achieved status as religious, cultural, or national symbols. In this beautifully illustrated volume Fiona Stafford offers intimate, detailed explorations of seventeen common trees, from ash and apple to pine, oak, cypress, and willow. The author also pays homage to particular trees, such as the fabled Ankerwyke Yew, under which Henry VIII courted Anne Boleyn, and the spectacular cherry trees of Washington, D.C. Stafford discusses practical uses of wood past and present, tree diseases and environmental threats, and trees' potential contributions toward slowing global climate change. Brimming with unusual topics and intriguing facts, this book celebrates trees and their long, long lives as our inspiring and beloved natural companions"--

Nursing laboratory and diagnostic tests demystified / Jim Keogh.

August 24, 2017 - 3:40pm
Title: Nursing laboratory and diagnostic tests demystified / Jim Keogh.
Author: Keogh, James Edward, 1948-
Call Number: RB37 .K46 2017

Switzerland / main contributors Adriana Czupryn, Magorzata Omilanowska, Ulrich Schwendimann ; translator, Magda Hannay.

August 24, 2017 - 3:40pm
Title: Switzerland / main contributors Adriana Czupryn, Magorzata Omilanowska, Ulrich Schwendimann ; translator, Magda Hannay.
Call Number: DQ16 .C98 2017
Description: Guide to visiting Switzerland, including selections of hotels and restaurants; walks, scenic routes, and thematic tours; and tailor-made itineraries to help you make the most of your stay. -- Adapted from back cover.

Greece, Athens, & the mainland / main contributor, Marc Dubin.

August 24, 2017 - 3:40pm
Title: Greece, Athens, & the mainland / main contributor, Marc Dubin.
Call Number: DF716 .G71333 2017

Rethinking American electoral democracy / Matthew J. Streb.

August 24, 2017 - 3:40pm
Title: Rethinking American electoral democracy / Matthew J. Streb.
Author: Streb, Matthew J. (Matthew Justin), 1974-
Call Number: JK1976 .S77 2016

The lynching : the epic courtroom battle that brought down the Klan / Laurence Leamer.

August 24, 2017 - 3:40pm
Title: The lynching : the epic courtroom battle that brought down the Klan / Laurence Leamer.
Author: Leamer, Laurence,
Call Number: KF228.D64 L43 2016
Description: "The New York Times bestselling author of The Kennedy Women chronicles the powerful and spellbinding true story of a brutal race-based killing in 1981 and subsequent trials that undid one of the most pernicious organizations in American history--the Ku Klux Klan. On a Friday night in March 1981 Henry Hays and James Knowles scoured the streets of Mobile in their car, hunting for a black man. The young men were members of Klavern 900 of the United Klans of America. They were seeking to retaliate after a largely black jury could not reach a verdict in a trial involving a black man accused of the murder of a white man. The two Klansmen found nineteen-year-old Michael Donald walking home alone. Hays and Knowles abducted him, beat him, cut his throat, and left his body hanging from a tree branch in a racially mixed residential neighborhood. Arrested, charged, and convicted, Hays was sentenced to death--the first time in more than half a century that the state of Alabama sentenced a white man to death for killing a black man. On behalf of Michael's grieving mother, Morris Dees, the legendary civil rights lawyer and cofounder of the Southern Poverty Law Center, filed a civil suit against the members of the local Klan unit involved and the UKA, the largest Klan organization. Charging them with conspiracy, Dees put the Klan on trial, resulting in a verdict that would level a deadly blow to its organization. Based on numerous interviews and extensive archival research, The Lynching brings to life two dramatic trials, during which the Alabama Klan's motives and philosophy were exposed for the evil they represent. In addition to telling a gripping and consequential story, Laurence Leamer chronicles the KKK and its activities in the second half the twentieth century, and illuminates its lingering effect on race relations in America today. The Lynching includes sixteen pages of black-and-white photographs"--

Gay directors, gay films? : Pedro Almodovar, Terence Davies, Todd Haynes, Gus Van Sant, John Waters / Emanuel Levy.

August 24, 2017 - 3:40pm
Title: Gay directors, gay films? : Pedro Almodovar, Terence Davies, Todd Haynes, Gus Van Sant, John Waters / Emanuel Levy.
Author: Levy, Emanuel, 1947-
Call Number: PN1995.9.H55 L48 2015
Description: "Through intimate encounters with the life and work of five contemporary gay male directors, this book develops a framework for interpreting what it means to make a gay film or adopt a gay point of view. For most of the twentieth century, gay characters and gay themes were both underrepresented and misrepresented in mainstream cinema. Since the 1970s, however, a new generation of openly gay directors has turned the closet inside out, bringing a poignant immediacy to modern cinema and popular culture. Combining his experienced critique with in-depth interviews, Emanuel Levy draws a clear timeline of gay filmmaking over the past four decades and its particular influences and innovations. While recognizing the 'queering' of American culture that resulted from these films, Levy also takes stock of the ensuing conservative backlash and its impact on cinematic art, a trend that continues alongside a growing acceptance of homosexuality. He compares the similarities and differences between the 'North American' attitudes of Todd Haynes, Gus Van Sant, and John Waters and the 'European' perspectives of Pedro Almodovar and Terence Davies, developing a truly expansive approach to gay filmmaking and auteur cinema."--Jacket.

Food for thought : perspectives on eating disorders / Nina Savelle-Rocklin.

August 24, 2017 - 3:40pm
Title: Food for thought : perspectives on eating disorders / Nina Savelle-Rocklin.
Author: Savelle-Rocklin, Nina,
Call Number: RC552.E18
Description: Food for Thought offers fresh psychoanalytic insights into treating clients with eating disorders. In lively and jargon-free language, Nina Savelle-Rocklin breaks down the psychoanalytic approach to give practitioners and general readers alike a deeper understanding of the theory and effective treatment of eating disorders to achieve lasting change and true healing.

Unbroken brain : a revolutionary new way of understanding addiction / Maia Szalavitz.

August 22, 2017 - 3:40pm
Title: Unbroken brain : a revolutionary new way of understanding addiction / Maia Szalavitz.
Author: Szalavitz, Maia,
Call Number: RC564 .S975 2017
Description: "More people than ever before see themselves as addicted to, or recovering from, addiction, whether it be alcohol or drugs, prescription meds, sex, gambling, porn, or the internet. But despite the unprecedented attention, our understanding of addiction is trapped in unfounded 20th century ideas, addiction as a crime or as brain disease, and in equally outdated treatment. Challenging both the idea of the addict's "broken brain" and the notion of a simple "addictive personality, " Unbroken Brain offers a radical and groundbreaking new perspective, arguing that addictions are learning disorders and shows how seeing the condition this way can untangle our current debates over treatment, prevention and policy. Like autistic traits, addictive behaviors fall on a spectrum -- and they can be a normal response to an extreme situation. By illustrating what addiction is, and is not, the book illustrates how timing, history, family, peers, culture and chemicals come together to create both illness and recovery- and why there is no "addictive personality" or single treatment that works for all. Combining Maia's personal story with a distillation of more than 25 years of science and research, Unbroken Brain provides a paradigm-shifting approach to thinking about addiction"--