The Verso book of dissent : revolutionary words from three millennia of rebellion and resistance / preface by Tariq Ali ; edited by Andrew Hsiao and Audrea Lim.

20 Newest Books With Cover Art - February 25, 2017 - 2:40pm
Title: The Verso book of dissent : revolutionary words from three millennia of rebellion and resistance / preface by Tariq Ali ; edited by Andrew Hsiao and Audrea Lim.
Call Number: PN6071.R43 V47 2016
Description: "Throughout the ages and across every continent, people have struggled against those in power and raised their voices in protest-rallying others around them or, sometimes, inspiring uprisings many years later. Their echoes reverberate from Ancient Greece, China and Egypt, via the dissident poets and philosophers of Islam and Judaism, through to the Arab slave revolts and anti-Ottoman rebellions of the Middle Ages. These sources were tapped during the Dutch and English revolutions at the outset of the Modern world, and in turn flowed into the French, Haitian, American, Russian and Chinese revolutions. More recently, resistance to war and economic oppression has flared up on battlefields and in public spaces from Beijing and Cairo to Moscow and New York City. This anthology, global in scope, presents voices of dissent from every era of human history: speeches and pamphlets, poems and songs, plays and manifestos. Every age has its iconoclasts, and yet the greatest among them build on the words and actions of their forerunners. The Verso Book of Dissent should be in the arsenal of every rebel who understands that words and ideas are the ultimate weapons."--Publisher's website.

Inventing the future : postcapitalism and a world without work / Nick Srnicek and Alex Williams.

20 Newest Books With Cover Art - February 25, 2017 - 2:40pm
Title: Inventing the future : postcapitalism and a world without work / Nick Srnicek and Alex Williams.
Author: Srnicek, Nick,
Call Number: HM891 .S76 2016

Cooperation and drug policies in the americas : trends in the twenty-first.

20 Newest Books With Cover Art - February 25, 2017 - 2:40pm
Title: Cooperation and drug policies in the americas : trends in the twenty-first.
Call Number: -

Nursing and healthcare research at a glance / edited by Alan Glasper, Colin Rees.

20 Newest Books With Cover Art - February 8, 2017 - 12:40am
Title: Nursing and healthcare research at a glance / edited by Alan Glasper, Colin Rees.
Call Number: RT81.5 .N877 2017

Messy : the power of disorder to transform our lives / Tim Harford.

20 Newest Books With Cover Art - February 8, 2017 - 12:40am
Title: Messy : the power of disorder to transform our lives / Tim Harford.
Author: Harford, Tim, 1973-
Call Number: BF408 .H297 2016
Description: Messiness adds benefits to our lives, so why do we resist the concept so? Harford uses research from neuroscience, psychology and social science to explain why disorder, confusion, and disarray are actually lies at the core of how we innovate, how we achieve, how we reach each other. He shows that the human inclination for tidiness can mask a deep and debilitating fragility that keep us from innovation.

Playing through the whistle : steel, football, and an American town / S.L. Price.

20 Newest Books With Cover Art - February 8, 2017 - 12:40am
Title: Playing through the whistle : steel, football, and an American town / S.L. Price.
Author: Price, S. L. (Scott L.), 1962-
Call Number: GV959.53.A485 P75 2016
Description: In the early twentieth century, down the Ohio River from Pittsburgh, the Jones & Laughlin Steel Company built one of the largest mills in the world and a town to go with it. Aliquippa was a beacon and a melting pot, pulling in thousands of families from eastern and southern Europe and the Jim Crow South. The J&L mill, though dirty and dangerous, offered a chance at a better life and hope for the future. It produced the steel that built American cities and won World War II and, thanks to hard-fought union victories, made Aliquippa something of a workers' paradise. But then, in the 1980s, the steel industry cratered. The mill closed. Crime rose and crack hit big. But another industry grew in Aliquippa. The town didn't just make steel; it made elite football players, from Mike Ditka to Ty Law to Darrelle Revis. Despite its troubles--maybe even because of them--Aliquippa became legendary for producing greatness. In Playing Through the Whistle, celebrated sportswriter S. L. Price tells the remarkable story of Aliquippa and through it, the larger history of American industry, sports, and life. Price charts the fortunes of Aliquippa's celebrated team through championships under charismatic coaches and through hard times after the mill died. In an era when sports has grown from novelty to a vital source of civic pride, Price reveals the shifting mores of a town defined by work--and the loss of it--yet anchored by a weekly game. Today, as our view of football shifts and participation drops, in Aliquippa the sport can still feel like the one path away from life on the streets, the last force keeping the town together.--Adapted from dust jacket.

February Book Display

Library News - February 7, 2017 - 2:48pm
Come celebrate Black History Month during the month of February at the Todd Library
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Spanish demystified / Jenny Petrow.

20 Newest Books With Cover Art - January 25, 2017 - 6:40pm
Title: Spanish demystified / Jenny Petrow.
Author: Petrow, Jenny.
Call Number: PC4129.E5 P58 2017
Description: A step-by-step guide through the key fundamentals of the Spanish language covers everyday topics and conversational expressions and includes an audio CD to provide oral practice and pronunciation basics.

Pearl Harbor : from infamy to greatness / Craig Nelson.

20 Newest Books With Cover Art - January 25, 2017 - 6:40pm
Title: Pearl Harbor : from infamy to greatness / Craig Nelson.
Author: Nelson, Craig, 1955-
Call Number: D767.92 .N46 2016
Description: The America we live in was not born on July 4, 1776, but on December 7, 1941, when an armada of Japanese warplanes supported by aircraft carriers, destroyers, and midget submarines suddenly attacked the United States, killing 2,403 men and forcing America's entry into World War II. Author Craig Nelson maps the road to war, beginning in 1914 with the laying of the keel of the USS Arizona at the Brooklyn Navy Yard, following Japan's leaders as they lurched into ultranationalist fascism, and providing a blow-by-blow account from both the Japanese and American perspectives. Backed by 5 years of research, Nelson delivers all the terror, chaos, violence, tragedy, and heroism of the attack in stunning detail and offers surprising conclusions about the tragedy's unforeseen and resonant consequences that linger even today--

January Book Display

Library News - January 5, 2017 - 10:40am
Ellis Island's 125th Anniversary, where more than 20 million people entered our country to begin a new life. Read the full post by visiting our blog.
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