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

20 Newest Books With Cover Art - August 24, 2017 - 4:40pm
Title: Greece, Athens, & the mainland / main contributor, Marc Dubin.
Call Number: DF716 .G71333 2017

Rethinking American electoral democracy / Matthew J. Streb.

20 Newest Books With Cover Art - August 24, 2017 - 4:40pm
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.

20 Newest Books With Cover Art - August 24, 2017 - 4:40pm
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.

20 Newest Books With Cover Art - August 24, 2017 - 4:40pm
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.

20 Newest Books With Cover Art - August 24, 2017 - 4:40pm
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.

20 Newest Books With Cover Art - August 22, 2017 - 4:40pm
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"--

The French Revolution : from Enlightenment to tyranny / Ian Davidson.

20 Newest Books With Cover Art - August 10, 2017 - 2:40pm
Title: The French Revolution : from Enlightenment to tyranny / Ian Davidson.
Author: Davidson, Ian, 1935-
Call Number: DC148 .D38 2016
Description: "The fall of the Bastille on July 14, 1789 has become the commemorative symbol of the French Revolution. But this violent and random act was unrepresentative of the real work of the early revolution, which was taking place ten miles west of Paris, in Versailles. There, the nobles, clergy and commoners of France had just declared themselves a republic, toppling a rotten system of aristocratic privilege and altering the course of history forever. The Revolution was led not by angry mobs, but by the best and brightest of France's growing bourgeoisie: young, educated, ambitious. Their aim was not to destroy, but to build a better state. In just three months they drew up a Declaration of the Rights of Man, which was to become the archetype of all subsequent Declarations worldwide, and they instituted a system of locally elected administration for France which still survives today. They were determined to create an entirely new system of government, based on rights, equality and the rule of law. In the first three years of the Revolution they went a long way toward doing so. Then came Robespierre, the Terror and unspeakable acts of barbarism. In a clear, dispassionate and fast-moving narrative, Ian Davidson shows how and why the Revolutionaries, in just five years, spiralled from the best of the Enlightenment to tyranny and the Terror. The book reminds us that the Revolution was both an inspiration of the finest principles of a new democracy and an awful warning of what can happen when idealism goes wrong"--Provided by publisher.

Environment, politics, and ideology in North Korea : landscape as political project / Robert Winstanley-Chesters.

20 Newest Books With Cover Art - August 10, 2017 - 2:40pm
Title: Environment, politics, and ideology in North Korea : landscape as political project / Robert Winstanley-Chesters.
Author: Winstanley-Chesters, Robert, 1975-
Call Number: GE190.K7 W56 2015
Description: Environmental and developmental matters have long proved key to North Korea's "revolutionary" industrial and economic strategies. They have equally been important to Pyongyang's diplomatic and geo-political efforts both during the Warsaw Pact period and in our contemporary era following the collapse of its supportive and collaborative partners. However, while environmental issues have been very important to North Korea, academic analysis and commentary addressing this field of governmental and institutional functionality has been almost entirely lacking. This book fills this analytical void. Taking a narrative view of developmental approach throughout the political and ideological history of North Korea, Winstanley-Chesters first considers its impact on its landscapes and topographies in general throughout the era of the Kim dynasty. Second, in light of recent academic analysis suggesting North Korea as a space of Charismatic politics, the book focuses on the specificity of individual developmental sectors and projects, such as those addressing forestry and hydrology, seeking to trace general trends into these more particular environmental fields.--Back cover.

You're the only one I can tell : inside the language of women's friendships / Deborah Tannen.

20 Newest Books With Cover Art - August 10, 2017 - 2:40pm
Title: You're the only one I can tell : inside the language of women's friendships / Deborah Tannen.
Author: Tannen, Deborah,
Call Number: BF575.F66 T36 2017
Description: Through research into the unique way women talk to one another, this validating and illuminating analysis of female friendship will help women lean into the comfort these powerful relationships offer and avoid the hurt feelings that come from common miscommunications.

Work with me : how to get people to buy into your ideas / Simon Dowling.

20 Newest Books With Cover Art - August 10, 2017 - 2:40pm
Title: Work with me : how to get people to buy into your ideas / Simon Dowling.
Author: Dowling, Simon,
Call Number: HD57.7 .D689 2016
Description: "Work with Me shows you how to master the art of the 'buy-in.' You achieve better results when people go along with your ideas because they want to, not because they have to; the key is knowing how to build that kind of commitment This is the art of buy-in, and it's one of the most powerful skills you can have. When people are fully on board, they bring their full selves to the project. This drives their priorities, their performance, their innovation and ultimately, your outcome. Buy-in sits at the heart of creative and collaborative cultures; it drives highly adaptive and nimble teams. This book is a how-to guide for achieving buy-in, regardless of your leadership level. It's not about using power and authority, it's about building support and commitment to your ideas and initiatives. You can lead from any level, even laterally, and have a positive impact on the way things are done in your organisation. This book is your coach for speaking up, standing out and embracing the changes that fuel engaged workplaces and better business. Build engagement, agreement, commitment and ownership. Overcome obstacles and drive stellar performance. Deliver optimal outcomes through enthusiastic collaboration. Boost creativity, passion, energy and focus In the shift from traditional industrial economies to a value-focused economy of ideas, organisations thrive on great ideas, but those ideas don't count unless they're actually implemented. Work with Me shows you how to get people on board so you can bring great ideas to life."--Amazon website.

Waubonsee Library’s guide to the 2017 Solar Eclipse

Library News - August 10, 2017 - 11:59am
Be safe and smart when you watch the eclipse. View our online guide to the solar eclipse and get informed. We connect you with news, books, articles, videos, and more to get you ready for the big event on August 21st.
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Hot health care careers : 30 occupations with fast growth and many new job openings / editorial staff, Andrew Morkes, Amy McKenna.

20 Newest Books With Cover Art - August 4, 2017 - 2:40pm
Title: Hot health care careers : 30 occupations with fast growth and many new job openings / editorial staff, Andrew Morkes, Amy McKenna.
Call Number: R690 .H68 2017
Description: Health care jobs are a popular career option for students who enjoy helping others and learning about the latest cutting-edge technology and treatment methods! Here are some statistics from the U.S. Department of Labor that provide information on the promising career opportunities in the health care industry. --Publisher

Women in science : 50 fearless pioneers who changed the world / written and illustrated by Rachel Ignotofsky.

20 Newest Books With Cover Art - August 4, 2017 - 2:40pm
Title: Women in science : 50 fearless pioneers who changed the world / written and illustrated by Rachel Ignotofsky.
Author: Ignotofsky, Rachel, 1989-
Call Number: Q141 .I33 2016
Description: A collection of artworks inspired by the lives and achievements of fifty famous women in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics, from the ancient world to the present, profiles each notable individual. Full of art, this collection also contains infographics about relevant topics such as lab equipment, rates of women currently working in STEM fields, and an illustrated scientific glossary. The trailblazing women profiled include well-known figures like primatologist Jane Goodall, as well as lesser-known pioneers such as Katherine Johnson, the African-American physicist and mathematician who calculated the trajectory of the 1969 Apollo 11 mission to the moon.

What if I say the wrong thing? : 25 habits for culturally effective people / Verna A. Myers.

20 Newest Books With Cover Art - August 4, 2017 - 2:40pm
Title: What if I say the wrong thing? : 25 habits for culturally effective people / Verna A. Myers.
Author: Myers, Verna,
Call Number: KF300 .M94 2013
Description: The book is a perfect handbook for anyone who is looking to develop the habits of culturally effective people. In this handy reference, you'll find answers to questions about all types of diversity issues and tips about how to practice culturally effective habits. With the variety of suggested follow-ups and actions contained within it, you will better know how to handle your own situations. --Publisher.

August Book Display – 2017

Library News - August 1, 2017 - 4:39pm
The next Total Solar Eclipse will be August 21, 2017. Come join us to learn more about special event. Read the full blog by visiting our blog.
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The welfare state : a very short introduction / David Garland.

20 Newest Books With Cover Art - July 28, 2017 - 4:40pm
Title: The welfare state : a very short introduction / David Garland.
Author: Garland, David,
Call Number: JC479 .G38 2016
Description: Welfare states vary across nations and change over time. And the balance between markets and government; free enterprise and social protection is perennially in question. But all developed societies have welfare states of one kind or another - they are a fundamental dimension of modern government. And even after decades of free-market criticism and reform, their core institutions have proven resilient and popular. This Very Short Introduction describes the modern welfare state, explaining its historical and contemporary significance and arguing that far from being 'a failure' or 'a problem', welfare states are an essential element of contemporary capitalism, and a vital concomitant of democratic government. In this accessible and entertaining account, David Garland cuts through the fog of misunderstandings to explain in clear and simple terms, what welfare states are, how they work, and why they matter.--

Using geodata & geolocation in the social sciences : mapping our connected world / David Abernathy.

20 Newest Books With Cover Art - July 28, 2017 - 4:40pm
Title: Using geodata & geolocation in the social sciences : mapping our connected world / David Abernathy.
Author: Abernathy, David Ray,
Call Number: G70.3 .A24 2017

Two paths : America divided or united / John Kasich with Daniel Paisner.

20 Newest Books With Cover Art - July 26, 2017 - 4:40pm
Title: Two paths : America divided or united / John Kasich with Daniel Paisner.
Author: Kasich, John,
Call Number: E901.1.K37 A3 2017
Description: "When Ohio governor John Kasich began his race for the presidency, he was considered a long shot by the media and the political establishment. Yet his powerful, positive message of hope and inclusion struck a resonant chord with American voters-- and in the end he was the last mainstream conservative in what had once been a crowded field of Republican hopefuls. In [this book], the former nine-term congressman offers his reflections from the 2016 campaign and shares with readers his concerns for his fellow Americans and his hopes for our future, sounding a clarion call to reason and purpose, humility and dignity, righteousness and calm. 'The country never looked so grand and magnificent as it did from ten thousand feet, ' he writes of his time on the campaign trail, 'and it was always a thrilling, faith-affirming thing to look out the window and see the sun splashing across Bryce Canyon in Utah, or the lights of the New York skyline at night as we flew past the Statue of Liberty, or the glimpse of an open field in the heartland running as far as our eyes could see .... I'd look out and think what an honor it would be to lead this great nation, what a blessing.' To be sure, the full story of the 2016 presidential race will be written over time, but to understand what it was to be on the front lines of one of the most divisive and corrosive campaign battlegrounds in history, readers won't find a richer, more thoughtful firsthand account than this one-- a frank, refreshing assessment of the American dynamic and a clear path we might follow toward a more promising tomorrow. As Governor Kasich reminds us in these pages, America is great because America is good-- and because Americans have stayed true to who we are: one nation, under God, indivisible."--Jacket.

To hasten the homecoming : how Americans fought World War II through the media / Jordan Braverman.

20 Newest Books With Cover Art - July 25, 2017 - 4:40pm
Title: To hasten the homecoming : how Americans fought World War II through the media / Jordan Braverman.
Author: Braverman, Jordan.
Call Number: D799.U6 B73 2015

True south : Henry Hampton and Eyes on the prize, the landmark television series that reframed the civil rights movement / Jon Else.

20 Newest Books With Cover Art - July 25, 2017 - 4:40pm
Title: True south : Henry Hampton and Eyes on the prize, the landmark television series that reframed the civil rights movement / Jon Else.
Author: Else, Jon, 1944-
Call Number: E185.61 .E525 2017
Description: "In January 1987, people across America were riveted by a startling new television series about the civil rights era. Moving beyond telegenic black leaders and white politicians, Eyes on the Prize introduced ordinary people--mostly African American, few well known--who risked it all to stand up and fight for their rights and for justice. Henry Hampton and his producers shifted the focus from victimization to strength, from white saviors to black courage. They recovered the lost names and images--Selma and Montgomery, Emmett Till and Little Rock, pickets and fire hoses, ballot boxes and mass meetings. Jon Else was the series producer for Eyes on the Prize, and his compelling book captures the tumultuous creation process behind what became one of the most important TV shows in history. Like Hampton and other key staffers, Else was himself a veteran of the movement, and the book braids together tales from their own experiences as civil rights workers in the South in the 1960s as well as documentary makers in the 1980s. It's a story where many themes cross: the challenges to perfect a new telling of African American history, the complex mechanics of making documentaries, the rise of social justice films, and the politics of television and funding for a controversial topic. Else explains how Hampton was not afraid to show the movement's raw realities: conflicts between secular and religious leaders, the shift toward black power, electoral politics, rebellion, and self-defense. It is all on the screen, and the fight to get it all into the films seemed at times almost as ferocious as the history being depicted. True South honors how this eloquent, plainspoken series changed the way social history is told, taught, and remembered today; the way nonfiction film is made; and the way we think about the legacies of those eventful years."--Jacket.
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