The Mafia : a guide to an American subculture / Nate Hendley.

20 Newest Books With Cover Art - December 12, 2014 - 3:40pm
Title: The Mafia : a guide to an American subculture / Nate Hendley.
Author: Hendley, Nate.
Call Number: HV6446 .H393 2013
Description: Whether it's supplying illicit drugs, alcohol during Prohibition, gambling, prostitution, or even loans to those with bad credit, the Mafia has established itself as a part of the fabric of American society, politics, and economics for over a century. The Mafia continues to exist not only because of their immense power that allows their criminal organization to defy law enforcement, but because demand remains strong for what they offer. This book utilizes verifiable information about the Mafia based on newspaper and magazine accounts, police and FBI documents, court records, and the author's own original research to offer a deeper analysis of "the Mob" that provides historical, social, economic and cultural context. Fascinating biographical sketches that profile well-known Mafiosi such as Charles "Lucky" Luciano and John Gotti are also presented. Show more Show less.

User experience design : creating designs users really love / Gavin Allanwood and Peter Beare.

20 Newest Books With Cover Art - December 11, 2014 - 3:40pm
Title: User experience design : creating designs users really love / Gavin Allanwood and Peter Beare.
Author: Allanwood, Gavin
Call Number: NK1520 .A45 2013

The Senate Intelligence Committee’s report on the CIA’s detention and interrogation program

Library News - December 10, 2014 - 3:58pm
The Senate released a 528-page executive summary of its study on the CIA’s detention program. Read it yourself.
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Nutrition / edited by Janet Colson.

20 Newest Books With Cover Art - December 10, 2014 - 3:40pm
Title: Nutrition / edited by Janet Colson.
Call Number: RA784 .N88 2014
Description: The Annual Editions series is designed to provide convenient, inexpensive access to a wide range of current articles from some of the most respected magazines, newspapers, and journals published today. Annual Editions are updated on a regular basis through a continuous monitoring of over 300 periodical sources. The articles selected are authored by prominent scholars, researchers, and commentators writing for a general audience. Annual Editions volumes have a number of organizational features designed to make them especially valuable for classroom use: a general introduction; an annotated table of contents; a topic guide; an annotated listing of supporting World Wide Web sites; Learning Outcomes and a brief overview at the beginning of each unit; and a Critical Thinking section at the end of each article. Each volume also offers an online Instructor's Resource Guide with testing materials.

Why “Big Data” is a Civil Rights Issue

Library News - December 9, 2014 - 1:01pm
The Data & Society Research Institute, The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, and New America’s Open Technology Institute hosted the first annual conference on Data & Civil Rights. This year’s conference focused on why “big data” is a civil rights issue.
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