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Dr. Mütter's Marvels

Thu, 07/10/2014 - 11:00pm
Title: Dr. Mütter's Marvels / [a True Tale of Intrigue and Innovation at the Dawn of Modern Medicine]
Author: Aptowicz, Cristin O'Keefe
Imprint: Westminster, Md. : : Books on Tape
Call #: ON ORDER XX(2375586.1)
Format: Audiobook CD
Series:
Description:

A mesmerizing biography of the brilliant and eccentric medical innovator who revolutionized American surgery and founded the country's most famous museum of medical oddities. Imagine undergoing an operation without anesthesia performed by a surgeon who refuses to sterilize his tools-or even wash his hands. This was the world of medicine when Thomas Dent Mütter began his trailblazing career as a plastic surgeon in Philadelphia during the middle of the nineteenth century. Although he died at just forty-eight, Mütter was an audacious medical innovator who pioneered the use of ether as anesthesia, the sterilization of surgical tools, and a compassion-based vision for helping the severely deformed, which clashed spectacularly with the sentiments of his time. Brilliant, outspoken, and brazenly handsome, Mütter was flamboyant in every aspect of his life. He wore pink silk suits to perform surgery, added an umlaut to his last name just because he could, and amassed an immense collection of medical oddities that would later form the basis of Philadelphia's Mütter Museum. Award-winning writer Cristin O'Keefe Aptowicz vividly chronicles how Mütter's efforts helped establish Philadelphia as a global mecca for medical innovation-despite intense resistance from his numerous rivals. (Foremost among them : Charles D. Meigs, an influential obstetrician who loathed Mütter's "overly" modern medical opinions.) In the narrative spirit of The Devil in the White City, Dr. Mütter's Marvels interweaves an eye-opening portrait of nineteenth-century medicine with the riveting biography of a man once described as the "P.T. Barnum of the surgery room."--Provided by pub



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The Map Thief

Wed, 07/09/2014 - 11:00pm
Title: The Map Thief / The Gripping Story of An Esteemed Rare-map Dealer Who Made Millions Stealing Priceless Maps
Author: Blanding, Michael
Imprint: Waterville : : Thorndike Press
Call #: 364.1628 Sm64b.2
Format: Large Print
Series: Thorndike Press large print crime scene
Description:

"Maps have long exerted a special fascination on viewers--both as beautiful works of art and as practical tools to navigate the world. But to those who collect them, the map trade can be a cutthroat business, inhabited by quirky and sometimes disreputable characters in search of a finite number of extremely rare objects. Once considered a respectable antiquarian map dealer, E. Forbes Smiley spent years doubling as a map thief--until he was finally arrested slipping maps out of books in the Yale University library. The Map Thief delves into the untold history of this fascinating high-stakes criminal and the inside story of the industry that consumed him"--Provided by publisher.



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The Very Best of Albert King

Sun, 07/06/2014 - 11:00pm
Title: The Very Best of Albert King
Author: King, Albert
Imprint: Los Angeles, CA : : Rhino
Call #: ON ORDER XX(2374108.1)
Format: Music CD
Series: Blues Masters : the essential blues collection
Description:



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Dr. Mütter's Marvels

Mon, 06/30/2014 - 11:00pm
Title: Dr. Mütter's Marvels / A True Tale of Intrigue and Innovation at the Dawn of Modern Medicine
Author: Aptowicz, Cristin O'Keefe
Imprint: New York, New York : : Gotham Books
Call #: ON ORDER
Format: Book
Series:
Description:

A mesmerizing biography of the brilliant and eccentric medical innovator who revolutionized American surgery and founded the country's most famous museum of medical oddities. Imagine undergoing an operation without anesthesia performed by a surgeon who refuses to sterilize his tools-or even wash his hands. This was the world of medicine when Thomas Dent M��tter began his trailblazing career as a plastic surgeon in Philadelphia during the middle of the nineteenth century. Although he died at just forty-eight, M��tter was an audacious medical innovator who pioneered the use of ether as anesthesia, the sterilization of surgical tools, and a compassion-based vision for helping the severely deformed, which clashed spectacularly with the sentiments of his time. Brilliant, outspoken, and brazenly handsome, M��tter was flamboyant in every aspect of his life. He wore pink silk suits to perform surgery, added an umlaut to his last name just because he could, and amassed an immense collection of medical oddities that would later form the basis of Philadelphia's M��tter Museum. Award-winning writer Cristin O'Keefe Aptowicz vividly chronicles how M��tter's efforts helped establish Philadelphia as a global mecca for medical innovation-despite intense resistance from his numerous rivals. (Foremost among them : Charles D. Meigs, an influential obstetrician who loathed M��tter's "overly" modern medical opinions.) In the narrative spirit of The Devil in the White City, Dr. M��tter's Marvels interweaves an eye-opening portrait of nineteenth-century medicine with the riveting biography of a man once described as the "P.T. Barnum of the surgery room."--Provided by pub



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Dr. Mutter's Marvels

Mon, 06/30/2014 - 11:00pm
Title: Dr. Mutter's Marvels / A True Tale of Intrigue and Innovation at the Dawn of Modern Medicine
Author: Aptowicz, Cristin O'Keefe
Imprint: New York, New York : : Gotham Books
Call #: ON ORDER
Format: Book
Series:
Description:

A mesmerizing biography of the brilliant and eccentric medical innovator who revolutionized American surgery and founded the country's most famous museum of medical oddities. Imagine undergoing an operation without anesthesia performed by a surgeon who refuses to sterilize his tools-or even wash his hands. This was the world of medicine when Thomas Dent M��tter began his trailblazing career as a plastic surgeon in Philadelphia during the middle of the nineteenth century. Although he died at just forty-eight, M��tter was an audacious medical innovator who pioneered the use of ether as anesthesia, the sterilization of surgical tools, and a compassion-based vision for helping the severely deformed, which clashed spectacularly with the sentiments of his time.Brilliant, outspoken, and brazenly handsome, M��tter was flamboyant in every aspect of his life. He wore pink silk suits to perform surgery, added an umlaut to his last name just because he could, and amassed an immense collection of medical oddities that would later form the basis of Philadelphia's M��tter Museum. Award-winning writer Cristin O'Keefe Aptowicz vividly chronicles how M��tter's efforts helped establish Philadelphia as a global mecca for medical innovation-despite intense resistance from his numerous rivals. (Foremost among them : Charles D. Meigs, an influential obstetrician who loathed M��tter's "overly" modern medical opinions.) In the narrative spirit of The Devil in the White City, Dr. M��tter's Marvels interweaves an eye-opening portrait of nineteenth-century medicine with the riveting biography of a man once described as the "P.T. Barnum of the surgery room."--Provided by pub



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Now That's What I Call Music

Mon, 06/30/2014 - 11:00pm
Title: Now That's What I Call Music / 51
Author:
Imprint: [Place of publication not identified] : : Legacy Recordings
Call #: J ON ORDER
Format: Music CD
Series:
Description:



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Letters of Note

Thu, 06/26/2014 - 11:00pm
Title: Letters of Note / An Eclectic Collection of Correspondence Deserving of A Wider Audience
Author:
Imprint: San Francisco : : Chronicle Books
Call #: Downloadable eBook
Format: eBook
Series:
Description:

"This collection of 125 letters offers a never-before-seen glimpse of the events and people of history--the brightest and the best, the most notorious, and the endearingly everyday. Letters are not ordered chronologically or thematically, but are artfully arranged for a discovery-rich reading experience. Each entry includes a transcript of the letter; a short contextual introduction; and, in 100 cases, a facsimile of the letter itself"--



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Rogues

Thu, 06/26/2014 - 11:00pm
Title: Rogues
Author:
Imprint: New York : : Bantam
Call #: Downloadable eBook
Format: eBook
Series:
Description:

"Featuring some of the hottest names in fiction--including New York Times bestsellers Gillian Flynn, Neil Gaiman, and Patrick Rothfuss, PLUS a new Song of Ice and Fire story by George R. R. Martin--the second of our three George R. R. Martin/Gardner Dozois all-original anthologies. Everybody loves a rogue, though sometimes we live to regret it. In this anthology, each of the contributors was asked for a story about a rogue, full of deft twists, cunning plans, and reversals"--



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Celebrations

Thu, 06/26/2014 - 11:00pm
Title: Celebrations / Rituals of Peace and Prayer
Author: Angelou, Maya
Imprint: New York : : Random House
Call #: Downloadable eBook
Format: eBook
Series:
Description:

"Celebrations is a collection of timely and timeless poems that are an integral part of the global fabric. Several works have become nearly as iconic as Angelou herself: the inspiring 'On the Pulse of Morning', read at President William Jefferson Clinton's 1993 inauguration; the heartening 'Amazing Peace, ' presented at the 2005 lighting of the National Christmas Tree at the White House; 'A Brave and Startling Truth, ' which marked the fiftieth anniversary of the United Nations; and 'Mother, ' which beautifully honors the first woman in our lives. Angelou writes of celebrations public and private, a bar mitzvah wish to her nephew, a birthday greeting to Oprah Winfrey, and a memorial tribute to the late Luther Vandross and Barry White"--Publisher description.



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Mother

Thu, 06/26/2014 - 11:00pm
Title: Mother / A Cradle to Hold Me
Author: Angelou, Maya
Imprint: New York : : Random House
Call #: Downloadable eBook
Format: eBook
Series:
Description:

Poet, writer, performer, teacher, and director Maya Angelou was raised in Stamps, Arkansas, and then moved to San Francisco. In addition to her bestselling autobiographies, beginning with I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings, she has also written a cookbook, Hallelujah! The Welcome Table; five poetry collections, including I Shall Not Be Moved and Shaker, Why Don't You Sing?; and the celebrated poems "On the Pulse of Morning, "which she read at the inauguration of President William Jefferson Clinton, and "Amazing Peace, "which she read at the lighting of the National Christmas Tree in Washington, D.C., in December 2005. From the Hardcover edition.



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Crossing to Safety

Thu, 06/26/2014 - 11:00pm
Title: Crossing to Safety
Author: Stegner, Wallace
Imprint: New York : : Modern Library
Call #: Downloadable eBook
Format: eBook
Series: Modern Library classics
Description:

Two couples meet during the Depression years in Madison, Wis., and become devoted friends despite vast differences in upbringing and social status.



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Oh Pray My Wings Are Gonna Fit Me Well

Thu, 06/26/2014 - 11:00pm
Title: Oh Pray My Wings Are Gonna Fit Me Well
Author: Angelou, Maya
Imprint: New York : : Random House
Call #: Downloadable eBook
Format: eBook
Series:
Description:



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Just Give Me A Cool Drink of Water 'fore I Diiie

Thu, 06/26/2014 - 11:00pm
Title: Just Give Me A Cool Drink of Water 'fore I Diiie
Author: Angelou, Maya
Imprint: New York : : Random House
Call #: Downloadable eBook
Format: eBook
Series:
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Another remarkable collection of poetry from one of America's masters of the medium. The first part gathers together poems of love and nostalgic memory, while Part II portrays confrontations inherent in a racist society.



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I Shall Not Be Moved

Thu, 06/26/2014 - 11:00pm
Title: I Shall Not Be Moved
Author: Angelou, Maya
Imprint: New York : : Random House
Call #: Downloadable eBook
Format: eBook
Series:
Description:

The best selling author presents a new collection of poems. This new volume of poetry captures the pain and triumph of being black and speaks out about history, heartbreak and love. From the Hardcover edition.



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And Still I Rise

Thu, 06/26/2014 - 11:00pm
Title: And Still I Rise
Author: Angelou, Maya
Imprint: New York : : Random House
Call #: Downloadable eBook
Format: eBook
Series:
Description:

Maya Angelou's third poetry collection, a unique celebration of life, consists of rhythms of strength, love, and remembrance, songs of the street, and lyrics of the heart.



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The Big Chill

Wed, 06/25/2014 - 11:00pm
Title: The Big Chill
Author:
Imprint: [[United States] :, [New York, NY] :] : Columbia Pictures Industries and The Criterion Collection
Call #: ON ORDER
Format: Blu-ray Disc
Series: Criterion collection
Description:

After the shocking suicide of their friend, a group of thirty-somethings reunite for his funeral and end up spending a weekend together, reminiscing about their shared pasts as children of the sixties and confronting the uncertainty of their lives as adults of the eighties.



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The Dog

Wed, 06/25/2014 - 11:00pm
Title: The Dog
Author: Livings, Jack
Imprint: New York : : Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Call #: ON ORDER XX(2371342.1)
Format: Book
Series:
Description:

""Jack Livings's stories of China are marvels of the imagination." --Paul Harding, author of Tinkers Set in the shifting landscape of contemporary China, Jack Livings's The Dog explodes the country's cultural and social fault lines, revealing a nation accustomed to rations, bitter struggle, and the stranglehold of communism as it confronts a generation rife with the promise of unforeseen prosperity. In this riveting, richly imagined collection, a wealthy factory owner--once a rural peasant--refuses to help the victims of an earthquake until his daughter starts a relief effort of her own; a marginalized but powerful Uyghur gangster clashes with his homosexual grandson; and a dogged journalist is forced to resign as young writers in "pink Izod golf shirts and knockoff Italian loafers" write his stories out from under him. With spare, penetrating prose, Livings gives shape to the anonymous faces in the crowd and illuminates the tensions, ironies, and possibilities of life in modern China. As heartbreaking as it is hopeful, The Dog marks the debut of a startling and wildly imaginative new voice in fiction"--



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A Hard Day's Night

Sun, 06/22/2014 - 11:00pm
Title: A Hard Day's Night
Author:
Imprint: [[Place of publication not identified] :, [United States] :] : Publisher not identified and The Criterion Collection
Call #: DVD FEATURE FILM HAR
Format: DVD
Series:
Description:

Captures all the fun, excitement, and unforgettable music of John, Paul, George, and Ringo at the height of Beatlemania. The Beatles perform their songs and look for adventure, all while avoiding hordes of screaming fans. Packed with all-time Beatle favorites, including A Hard Day's Night; All My Loving; Can't Buy Me Love; I Should Have Known Better; She Loves You; Tell Me Why; and more.



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London

Tue, 06/17/2014 - 11:00pm
Title: London / Hidden Interiors
Author: Davies, Philip
Imprint: Croxley Green : : Atlantic Publishing
Call #: ON ORDER
Format: Book
Series:
Description:

London's conserved heritage is presented by Philip Davies in an introductory essay, followed by an extraordinary collection of contemporary photographs showing 180 of London's best conserved and least known interiors, selected from a complete range of building types to convey the richness and diversity of the city's architectural heritage.



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Thunderstruck & Other Stories

Tue, 06/17/2014 - 11:00pm
Title: Thunderstruck & Other Stories
Author: McCracken, Elizabeth
Imprint: [New York :, St. Paul, MN :] : Dial Press and 3M Cloud Library
Call #: Downloadable eBook
Format: eBook
Series:
Description:

From the author of the beloved novel The Giant's House'finalist for the National Book Award'comes a beautiful new story collection, her first in twenty years. Laced through with the humor, the empathy, and the rare and magical descriptive powers that have led Elizabeth McCracken's fiction to be hailed as "exquisite" (The New York Times Book Review), "funny and heartbreaking" (The Boston Globe), and "a true marvel" (San Francisco Chronicle), these nine vibrant stories navigate the fragile space between love and loneliness. In "Property," selected by Geraldine Brooks for The Best American Short Stories, a young scholar, grieving the sudden death of his wife, decides to refurbish the Maine rental house they were to share together by removing his landlord's possessions. In "Peter Elroy: A Documentary by Ian Casey," the household of a successful filmmaker is visited years later by his famous first subject, whose trust he betrayed. In "The Lost & Found Department of Greater Boston," the manager of a grocery store becomes fixated on the famous case of a missing local woman, and on the fate of the teenage son she left behind. And in the unforgettable title story, a family makes a quixotic decision to flee to Paris for a summer, only to find their lives altered in an unimaginable way by their teenage daughter's risky behavior. In Elizabeth McCracken's universe, heartache is always interwoven with strange, charmed moments of joy and unexpected conversation with small children, the gift of a parrot with a bad French accent that remind us of the wonder and mystery of being alive. Thunderstruck & Other Stories shows this inimitable writer working at the full height of her powers. Advance praise for Thunderstruck & Other Stories "[Elizabeth] McCracken's short stories are like no others. Her distinctive voice, her slightly askew manner of looking at the world, her mix of mordant humor and tenderness, her sense of life's ironies, and the jolt of electricity at the end of each tale make her work arresting and memorable. . . . Readers will enjoy reading them twice, the first time quickly, because the plots are mesmerizing and strange, and the second to relish the dozens of images, apercus, and descriptions. . . . McCracken transforms life's dead ends into transformational visions."'Publishers Weekly (starred review) Praise for The Giant's House National Book Award finalist "This book is so lovely that, when you're reading, you'll want to sleep with it under your pillow."'Salon "Such is the incantatory power of McCracken's eccentric tale that by its close we are completely in the grip of its strangely conceived ardor. . . . I was reminded at various points of Harper Lee, Marjorie Kellogg, Carson McCullers, and Walker Percy."'The New Yorker Praise for Here's Your Hat What's Your Hurry "Funny and heartbreaking . . . a terrific book . . . You could gulp [these stories] like heart-candy."'The Boston Sunday Globe "There's . . . a real grace of language here'a knack for quirky, precise description. . . . McCracken [has an] engaging voice, [a] sharp eye for those moments when the grotesque hides behind unexceptional and'and [an] ability to persuade us that what appears most unlikely is often most illuminating, and frequently most true."'Francine Prose, Los Angeles Times.



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