New to the Collection

Title HOW TO SURVIVE A PLAGUE : THE INSIDE STORY OF HOW CITIZENS AND SCIENCE TAMED AIDS

Wed, 08/17/2016 - 3:23am
Title HOW TO SURVIVE A PLAGUE :
Author France, David, author.
Edition: First edition.
Publication Date(s) 2016
Format: Books
Summary "From the creator of and inspired by the seminal documentary of the same name--an Oscar nominee--the definitive history of the successful battle to halt the AIDS epidemic, and the powerful, heroic stories of the gay activists who refused to die without afight. Intimately reported, this is the story of the men and women who, watching their friends and lovers fall, ignored by public officials, religious leaders, and the nation at large, and confronted with shame and hatred, chose to fight for their rightto live. We witness the founding of ACT UP and TAG (Treatment Action Group), the rise of an underground drug market in opposition to the prohibitively expensive (and sometimes toxic) AZT, and the gradual movement toward a lifesaving medical breakthrough.With his unparalleled access to this community David France illuminates the lives of extraordinary characters, including the closeted Wall Street trader-turned-activist; the high school dropout who found purpose battling pharmaceutical giants in New York; the South African physician who helped establish the first officially recognized buyers' club at the height of the epidemic; and the public relations executive fighting to save his own life for the sake of his young daughter. Expansive yet richly detailed, this is an insider's account of a pivotal moment in the history of American civil rights"-- Provided by publisher. "A history of AIDS activism in New York in the early years of the plague"-- Provided by publisher.

Title LOUIS BAMBERGER : DEPARTMENT STORE INNOVATOR AND PHILANTHROPIST

Wed, 08/17/2016 - 3:23am
Title LOUIS BAMBERGER :
Author Forgosh, Linda B, author.
Publication Date(s) 2016
Series: Brandeis series in American Jewish history, culture, and life
Format: Books

Title Utopia drive : a road trip through America's most radical idea

Wed, 08/17/2016 - 3:23am
Title Utopia drive :
Author Reece, Erik, author.
Edition: First edition.
Publication Date(s) 2016
Format: Books
Summary "For Erik Reece, life, at last, was good: he was newly married, gainfully employed, living in a creekside cabin in his beloved Kentucky woods. It sounded, as he describes it, "like a country song with a happy ending." And yet he was still haunted by a sense that the world--or, more specifically, his country--could be better. He couldn't ignore his conviction that, in fact, the good ol' USA was in the midst of great social, environmental, and political crises--that for the first time in our history, we were being swept into a future that had no future. Where did we--here, in the land of Jeffersonian optimism and better tomorrows--go wrong? Rather than despair, Reece turned to those who had dared to imagine radically different futures for America. What followed was a giant road trip and research adventure through the sites of America's utopian communities, both historical and contemporary, known and unknown, successful and catastrophic. What he uncovered was not just a series of lost histories and broken visionaries but also a continuing and vital but hidden idealistic tradition in American intellectual history. Utopia Drive is an important and definitive reconstruction of that tradition. It is also, perhaps, a new framework to help us find a genuinely sustainable way forward."-- Provided by publisher. "Eric Reece, author of Lost Mountain and An American Gospel, traces the history of the utopian movement in America and lays out a radical re-visioning of the future of utopian societies"-- Provided by publisher.

Title 1956.

Wed, 08/17/2016 - 3:23am
Title 1956.
Author Hall, Simon.
Format: Books

Title AFTER DISASTERS

Wed, 08/17/2016 - 3:23am
Title AFTER DISASTERS
Author Dinh, Viet
Format: Books

Title BLACK WIDOW

Wed, 08/17/2016 - 3:23am
Title BLACK WIDOW
Author Brookmyre, Christopher
Format: Books

Title Small victories : recipes, advice + ideas for cooking at home

Wed, 08/17/2016 - 3:23am
Title Small victories :
Author Turshen, Julia, author.
Publication Date(s) 2016
Format: Books

Title Wild things, wild places : adventurous tales of wildlife and conservation on planet Earth

Tue, 08/16/2016 - 12:18am
Title Wild things, wild places :
Author Alexander, Jane
Format: Books

Title The Baker Street jurors

Tue, 08/16/2016 - 12:18am
Title The Baker Street jurors
Author Robertson, Michael, 1951- author.
Edition: First edition.
Publication Date(s) 2016
Series: A Baker Street mystery ; [5]
Format: Books
Summary "Michael Robertson has delighted mystery readers and Sherlock Holmes aficionados everywhere with his charming and innovative Baker Street mystery series, where brothers Reggie and Nigel Heath are charged with answering letters to Sherlock that arrive at their law office, located at 221B Baker Street. In the exclusive London suburb of Hampstead Heath, Rory McSweeny--a true national hero, having led the England cricket team to successive international championships--is accused of murdering his own wife with his own cricket bat. As preparations are made for the trial, the Royal Mail delivers two jury summonses to a law chambers located at Dorset House in the two hundred block of Baker Street. One summons is addressed to Nigel Heath. The other is addressed to Sherlock Holmes. And because Baker Street Law Chambers encompasses the address 221B Baker Street, both letters end up on Nigel's desk. There are twelve empaneled jurors--plus the alternates. But, an unfortunate accident befalls one of the jurors. And then things get worse. Jurors are dropping like flies, and they don't know who is doing it or why--or which of them will be next"-- Provided by publisher.

Title Foundations of Chinese civilization : the Yellow Emperor to the Han dynasty (2697 BCE - 220 CE)

Tue, 08/16/2016 - 12:18am
Title Foundations of Chinese civilization :
Author Liu, Jing (Author of graphic novels), author, illustrator.
Edition: First edition.
Publication Date(s) 2016
Series: Understanding China through comics ; volume 1
Format: Books
Summary "Who founded China? Are Chinese people religious? What is Chinese culture and how has it changed over time? The accessible and enjoyable Foundations of Chinese Civilization answers those questions and more"--Page 4 of cover.

Title From the war on poverty to the war on crime : the making of mass incarceration in America

Tue, 08/16/2016 - 12:18am
Title From the war on poverty to the war on crime :
Author Hinton, Elizabeth Kai, 1983- author.
Publication Date(s) 2016
Format: Books
Summary "In the United States today, one in every 31 adults is under some form of penal control, including one in eleven African American men. How did the "land of the free" become the home of the world's largest prison system? Challenging the belief that America's prison problem originated with the Reagan administration's War on Drugs, Elizabeth Hinton traces the rise of mass incarceration to an ironic source: the social welfare programs of Lyndon Johnson's Great Society at the height of the civil rights era. Johnson's War on Poverty policies sought to foster equality and economic opportunity. But these initiatives were also rooted in widely shared assumptions about African Americans' role in urban disorder, which prompted Johnson to call for a simultaneous War on Crime. The 1965 Law Enforcement Assistance Act empowered the national government to take a direct role in militarizing local police. Federal anticrime funding soon incentivized social service providers to ally with police departments, courts, and prisons. Under Richard Nixon and his successors, welfare programs fell by the wayside while investment in policing and punishment expanded. Anticipating future crime, policy makers urged states to build new prisons and introduced law enforcement measures into urban schools and public housing, turning neighborhoods into targets of police surveillance. By the 1980s, crime control and incarceration dominated national responses to poverty and inequality. The initiatives of that decade were less a sharp departure than the full realization of the punitive transformation of urban policy implemented by Republicans and Democrats alike since the 1960s."--Provided by publisher.

Title The career code : must-know rules for a strategic, stylish, and self-made career

Tue, 08/16/2016 - 12:18am
Title The career code :
Author Kerr, Hillary, author.
Publication Date(s) 2016
Format: Books

Title Ruthless : Scientology, my son David Miscavige, and me

Mon, 08/15/2016 - 9:15am
Title Ruthless :
Author Miscavige, Ron, author.
Edition: First edition.
Publication Date(s) 2016
Format: Books
Summary "The only book to examine the origins of Scientology's current leader, Ruthless tells the revealing story of David Miscavige's childhood and his path to the head seat of the Church of Scientology told through the eyes of his father. Ron Miscavige's personal, heartfelt story is a riveting insider's look at life within the world of Scientology."--Amazon.com.

Title No man's land.

Mon, 08/15/2016 - 9:15am
Title No man's land.
Author Baldacci, David.
Format: Books

Title Paris for one and other stories.

Mon, 08/15/2016 - 9:15am
Title Paris for one and other stories.
Author Moyes, Jojo, 1969-
Format: Books

Title The last days of night : a novel

Mon, 08/15/2016 - 9:15am
Title The last days of night :
Author Moore, Graham, 1981- author.
Edition: First edition.
Publication Date(s) 2016
Format: Books
Summary "New York, 1888. Gas lamps still flicker in the city streets, but the miracle of electric light is in its infancy. The person who controls the means to turn night into day will make history--and a vast fortune. A young untested lawyer named Paul Cravath, fresh out of Columbia Law School, takes a case that seems impossible to win. Paul's client, George Westinghouse, has been sued by Thomas Edison over a billion-dollar question: Who invented the light bulb and holds the right to power the country?"--From publisher description.

Title American revolutions : a continental history, 1750-1804

Mon, 08/15/2016 - 9:15am
Title American revolutions :
Author Taylor, Alan
Format: Books

Title Turbo twenty-three.

Mon, 08/15/2016 - 9:15am
Title Turbo twenty-three.
Author Evanovich, Janet.
Format: Books

Title Two by two.

Mon, 08/15/2016 - 9:15am
Title Two by two.
Author Sparks, Nicholas.
Format: Books

Title Fix : how nations survive and thrive in a world in decline

Mon, 08/15/2016 - 9:15am
Title Fix :
Author Tepperman, Jonathan
Format: Books

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