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Title Private Paris.

New to the Collection - Wed, 01/27/2016 - 6:42am
Author Patterson, James, 1947-
Edition: Large print ed.
Publication Date(s) 2016
Format: Books

Title The meaning of science : an introduction to the philosophy of science

New to the Collection - Wed, 01/27/2016 - 6:42am
Author Lewens, Tim.
Publication Date(s) 2016
Format: Books

Title Revolving door of life.

New to the Collection - Wed, 01/27/2016 - 6:42am
Author McCall Smith, Alexander, 1948-
Format: Books

Title Excellent daughters : the secret lives of young women who are transforming the Arab world

New to the Collection - Wed, 01/27/2016 - 6:42am
Author Zoepf, Katherine, author.
Publication Date(s) 2016
Format: Books
Summary "For more than a decade, Katherine Zoepf has lived in or traveled throughout the Arab world, reporting on the lives of women, whose role in the region has never been more in flux. Only a generation ago, female adolescence as we know it in the West did not exist in the Middle East. There were only children and married women. Today, young Arab women outnumber men in universities, and a few are beginning to face down religious and social tradition in order to live independently, to delay marriage, and to pursue professional goals. Hundreds of thousands of devout girls and women are attending Qur'anic schools--and using the training to argue for greater rights and freedoms from an Islamic perspective. And, in 2011, young women helped to lead antigovernment protests in the Arab Spring. But their voices have not been heard. Their stories have not been told. In Syria before its civil war she documents a complex society in the midst of soul searching about its place in the world and about the role of women. In Lebanon, she documents a country that on the surface is freer than other Arab nations but whose women must balance extreme standards of self-presentation with Islamic codes of virtue. In Abu Dhabi, Zoepf reports on a generation of Arab women who've found freedom in work outside the home. In Saudi Arabia she chronicles driving protests and women entering the retail industry for the first time. In the aftermath of Tahrir Square, she examines the crucial role of women in Egypt's popular uprising. Deeply informed, heartfelt, and urgent, Good Daughters brings us a new understanding of the changing Arab societies--from 9/11 to Tahrir Square to the rise of ISIS--and gives voice to the remarkable women at the forefront of this change"-- ǂc Provided by publisher.

Title The things we keep

New to the Collection - Wed, 01/27/2016 - 6:42am
Author Hepworth, Sally, author.
Edition: First edition.
Publication Date(s) 2015-2016
Format: Books
Summary "Anna Forster, in the early stages of Alzheimer's disease at only thirty-eight years old, knows that her family is doing what they believe to be best when they take her to Rosalind House, an assisted living facility. She also knows there's just one other resident her age, Luke. What she does not expect is the love that blossoms between her and Luke even as she resists her new life at Rosalind House. As her disease steals more and more of her memory, Anna fights to hold on to what she knows, including her relationship with Luke. When Eve Bennett is suddenly thrust into the role of single mother she finds herself putting her culinary training to use at Rosalind house. When she meets Anna and Luke she is moved by the bond the pair has forged. But when a tragic incident leads Anna's and Luke's families to separate them, Eve finds herself questioning what she is willing to risk to help them"-- Provided by publisher.

Title Let the people rule : Theodore Roosevelt and the birth of the presidential primary

New to the Collection - Wed, 01/27/2016 - 6:42am
Author Cowan, Geoffrey, author.
Edition: First edition.
Publication Date(s) 2016
Format: Books
Summary A portrait of Theodore Roosevelt's controversial 1912 campaign describes how he unsuccessfully challenged close friend William Howard Taft for the nomination, established key practices in primary elections, and created a new political party.

Title The flood girls : a novel

New to the Collection - Wed, 01/27/2016 - 6:42am
Author Fifield, Richard, 1975-
Edition: First Gallery Books hardcover edition.
Publication Date(s) 2016
Format: Books

Title Even dogs in the wild

New to the Collection - Wed, 01/27/2016 - 6:42am
Author Rankin, Ian, author.
Edition: Large print edition.
Publication Date(s) 2015-2016
Series: An Inspector Rebus novel, Thorndike Press large print mystery
Format: Books

Title Hours count

New to the Collection - Wed, 01/27/2016 - 6:42am
Author Cantor, Jillian
Edition: Large print edition.
Format: Books

Title STOLEN WORDS : THE NAZI PLUNDER OF JEWISH BOOKS

New Enterprise feed - Tue, 01/26/2016 - 6:40am
Author Glickman, Mark, 1963- author.
Publication Date(s) 2016
Format: Books
Summary "Stolen Words is an epic story about the largest collection of Jewish books in the world--tens-of millions of books that the Nazis looted from European Jewish families and institutions. Nazi soldiers and civilians emptied Jewish communal libraries, confiscated volumes from government collections, and stole from Jewish individuals, schools, and synagogues. Early in their regime, the Nazis burned some books in spectacular bonfires, but most they saved, stashing the literary loot in castles, abandoned mine shafts, and warehouses throughout Europe. It was the largest and most extensive book-looting campaign in history. After the war, Allied forces discovered these troves of stolen books but quickly found themselves facing a barrage of questions. How could thebooks be identified? Where should they go? Who had the authority to make such decisions? Eventually, the army turned the books over to an organization of leading Jewish scholars called Jewish Cultural Reconstruction, Inc.--whose chairman was the acclaimed historian Salo Baron, and whose on-the-ground director was the philosopher Hannah Arendt--with the charge to establish restitution protocols. Stolen Words is the story of how a free civilization decides what to do with the material remains of a world torn asunder, and how those remains connect survivors with their past. It is the story of Jews struggling to understand the new realities of their post-Holocaust world and of Western society's gradual realization of the magnitude of devastation wrought by World War II. sMost of all, it is the story of people --of Nazi leaders, ideologues, and Judaica experts; of Allied soldiers, scholars, and scoundrels; and of Jewish communities, librarians, and readers around the world"-- Provided by publisher. "How the largest Jewish book collection in the world--four to five million volumes--was looted by the Nazis and recovered by the Allied Forces"-- Provided by publisher.

Title Andalusia [videorecording (DVD)]

New Enterprise feed - Tue, 01/26/2016 - 6:40am
Publication Date(s) 2016
Series: Sites for your eyes, a travel series
Format: Video disc
Summary Situated in the south of the Iberian Peninsula, Andalusia is a tourist region rich in both beauty and history. From the city of Cadiz, built upon a rock, which was once one of the richest ports in Europe to the beaches of Tarifa, a favorite spot for kite surfing and night owls, we meet the people and learn of the traditions that the inhabitants of this region call home.

Title Senegal [videorecording (DVD)]

New Enterprise feed - Tue, 01/26/2016 - 6:40am
Publication Date(s) 2016
Series: Sites for your eyes, a travel series
Format: Video disc
Summary Thanks to its beautiful beaches, the Casamance area is one of Africa's most popular tourist destinations. But as one journeys up the Casamance River and into the region's interior, a very different image is revealed. In this area of Sénégal, split up into many islands lives the Jola, a proud and autonomous ethnic group committed to preserving their independence and culture.

Title Spectre

New Enterprise feed - Tue, 01/26/2016 - 6:40am
Edition: Widescreen ed.
Publication Date(s) 2015
Format: Video disc
URL: View cover art http://midwesttapes.com/images/movies/000/000/000/011/485/000000000011485893.jpg
Summary A cryptic message from Bond's past sends him on a trail to uncover a sinister organisation. While M battles political forces to keep the secret service alive, Bond peels back the layers of deceit to reveal the terrible truth behind Spectre. "Craig continues his fine take on the legendary icon of books and movies."--USA Today "Like all of Craig's turns in the tux, Spectre is a blast of bespoke escapism..."--Entertainment Weekly "What pulls together the story's many tentacles is the unflappable Craig, a less-is-more actor who has evolved his Bond from the 'blunt instrument' of Casino Royale into the 'good man' of Spectre."--Toronto Star

Title SPOTLIGHT (DVD) [videorecording].

New Enterprise feed - Tue, 01/26/2016 - 6:40am
Publication Date(s) 2015
Format: Video disc
URL: View cover art http://midwesttapes.com/images/movies/000/000/000/011/485/000000000011485899.jpg
Summary It tells the riveting true story of the Pulitzer Prize-winning Boston Globe investigation that would rock the city and cause a crisis in one of the world's oldest and most trusted institutions. When the newspaper's tenacious 'Spotlight' teams of reporters delve into allegations of abuse in the Catholic Church, their year-long investigation uncovers a decades-long cover-up at the highest levels of Boston's religious, legal, and government establishment. "No need to buy the lede: Spotlight is a masterpiece."--USA Today "The year is not over, but I've already seen my favoirte film of 2015."--New York Observer "The film hums as a tense shoe-leather procedual and a heartbreaking morality play that handles personal stories respectfully without losing sight of the bigger, more damning picture."--Entertainment Weekly

Title Dark money : the hidden history of the billionaires behind the rise of the radical right

New Enterprise feed - Tue, 01/26/2016 - 6:40am
Author Mayer, Jane, author.
Edition: First edition.
Publication Date(s) 2016
Format: Books
Summary "Why is America living in an age of profound economic inequality? Why, despite the desperate need to address climate change, have even modest environmental efforts been defeated again and again? Why have protections for employees been decimated? Why do hedge-fund billionaires pay a far lower tax rate than middle-class workers? The conventional answer is that a popular uprising against 'big government' led to the ascendancy of a broad-based conservative movement. But as Jane Mayer shows ... a network of exceedingly wealthy people with extreme libertarian views bankrolled a systematic, step-by-step plan to fundamentally alter the American political system"--From publisher description.

Title Small town talk

New Enterprise feed - Tue, 01/26/2016 - 6:40am
Author Hoskyns, Barney.
Format: Books

Title SPIRIT WEEK SHOWDOWN

New Enterprise feed - Tue, 01/26/2016 - 6:40am
Author Allen, Crystal.
Edition: First edition.
Publication Date(s) 2016
Series: The Magnificent Mya Tibbs ; 1
Format: Books
URL: Cover image static.harpercollins.com/harperimages/isbn/large/1/9780062342331.jpg
Summary Nine-year-old Mya is excited about participating in School Spirit Week, even making a pinky promise with her best friend Naomi to be her partner, but when she accidentally gets paired with the biggest bully in school, Mean Connie, Naomi is mad at Maya for breaking her promise, so she must learn to work with Mean Connie and try and get her friend back.

Title Orphan X

New Enterprise feed - Tue, 01/26/2016 - 6:40am
Author Hurwitz, Gregg Andrew, author.
Edition: Large print edition.
Publication Date(s) 2016
Series: Thorndike Press large print basic
Format: Books

Title The spring at Moss Hill

New Enterprise feed - Tue, 01/26/2016 - 6:40am
Author Neggers, Carla, author.
Edition: Large print edition.
Publication Date(s) 2016
Series: Thorndike Press large print basic
Format: Books

Title Josh baxter levels up

New Enterprise feed - Tue, 01/26/2016 - 6:40am
Author Brown, Gavin.
Format: Books

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