Thursday, November 5, 2015

Sawyer Library New Book Display

Here is a list of the titles currently up in the Sawyer Library display case. This display features new book covers from the Sawyer Library collection. Click the hyperlink to see if the book is available, or already checked-out. Please be assured that the books in the display case are not the actual books!

Mildred F. Sawyer Library Book Display List 
  1. Reclaiming conversation : the power of talk in a digital age / Sherry Turkle
  2. Saving capitalism : for the many, not the few / Robert B. Reich 
  3. $2.00 a day : living on almost nothing in America / Kathryn J. Edin, H. Luke Shaefer
  4. Medical monopoly : intellectual property rights and the origins of the modern pharmaceutical industry / Joseph M. Gabriel 
  5. Reframing decadence : C.P. Cavafy's imaginary portraits / Peter Jeffreys
  6. Geek heresy : rescuing social change from the cult of technology / Kentaro Toyama
  7. Vaccine nation : America's changing relationship with immunization / Elena Conis
  8. Gaining control : how human behavior evolved / Robert Aunger and Valerie Curtis 
  9. Eat, drink, and be wary : how unsafe is our food? / Charles M. Duncan ; edited by Diana Kearley Duncan
  10. The Wright brothers / David McCullough   
  11. After Roe : the lost history of the abortion debate / Mary Ziegler 
  12. Seizing freedom : slave emancipation and liberty for all / David Roediger 
  13. All the light we cannot see : a novel / Anthony Doerr 
  14. The workfare state : public assistance politics from the New Deal to the new Democrats / Eva Bertram
  15. A country called prison : mass incarceration and the making of a new nation / Mary D. Looman, John D. Carl 
  16. Economic analysis of the digital economy / Edited by Avi Goldfarb, Shane M. Greenstein, and Catherine E. Tucker
  17. God help the child / Toni Morrison 
  18. Designing the new American university / Michael M. Crow and William B. Dabars
  19. Alibaba's world : how a remarkable Chinese company is changing the face of global business / Porter Erisman 
  20. This nonviolent stuff'll get you killed : how guns made the civil rights movement possible / Charles E. Cobb
  21. Pulse of the people : political rap music and black politics / Lakeyta M. Bonnette
  22. The cultural matrix : understanding Black youth / edited by Orlando Patterson ; with Ethan Fosse 
  23. Environment in the balance : the green movement and the Supreme Court / Jonathan Z. Cannon
  24. Black hole : how an idea abandoned by Newtonians, hated by Einstein, and gambled on by Hawking became loved / Marcia Bartusiak
  25. Every town is a sports town : business leadership at ESPN, from the mailroom to the boardroom / George Bodenheimer, Donald T. Phillips
  26. Law and popular culture : international perspectives / edited by Michael Asimow, Kathryn Brown and David Ray Papke
  27. The age of acquiescence : the life and death of American resistance to organized wealth and power / Steve Fraser
  28. Chinese and Americans : a shared history / Xu Guoqi  
  29. Masters of the universe, slaves of the market / Stephen Bell & Andrew Hindmoor 
  30. Raising the world : child welfare in the American century / Sara Fieldston
  31. Half-life : the divided life of Bruno Pontecorvo, physicist or spy / Frank Close
  32. Party ballots, reform, and the transformation of America's electoral system / Erik J. Engstrom, University of California, Davis, Samuel Kernell, University of California, San Diego
  33. The hungry mind : the origins of curiosity in childhood / Susan Engel
  34. A path in the mighty waters : shipboard life & Atlantic crossings to the New World / Stephen R. Berry
  35. The Making of the First World War / Ian F.W. Beckett  
  36. The objective leader : how to leverage the power of seeing things as they are / Elizabeth Thornton
  37. Missoula : rape and the justice system in a college town / Jon Krakauer  
  38. Understanding OCD : skills to control the conscience and outsmart obsessive compulsive disorder / Leslie J. Shapiro ; foreword by Michael A. Jenike 
  39. Who rules the earth? : how social rules shape our planet and our lives / Paul F. Steinberg
  40. Medieval Christianity : a new history / Kevin Madigan 
  41. Restless ambition : Grace Hartigan, painter / Cathy Curtis 
  42. Martha Jefferson : an intimate life with Thomas Jefferson / William G. Hyland Jr 
  43. Cuckoo : cheating by nature / Nick Davies ; with field drawings by James McCallum
  44. The least likely man : Marshall Nirenberg and the discovery of the genetic code / Franklin H. Portugal  
  45. Back to the garden : nature and the Mediterranean world from prehistory to the present / James H.S. McGregor
  46. Epic measures : one doctor, seven billion patients / Jeremy N. Smith   
  47. Fighting over the founders : how we remember the American Revolution / Andrew M. Schocket
  48. Intimate reconstructions : children in postemancipation Virginia / Catherine A. Jones

Monday, June 1, 2015

Henry Stewart Talks

Henry Stewart Talks 

Henry Stewart Talks publishes animated audio visual presentations by leading world experts.

The Business and Management Collection includes over 800 specially prepared audio-visual lectures, organized into 80 comprehensive series.  Topics include Marketing, Management, Leadership Finance, Technology, Operations Management, Supply Chain Management, Global Business, Strategy Financial Risk Management, and much more.  Here are a few series that may be of interest:

Strategic Management, edited by Prof. Charles Baden-Fuller – Cass Business School, UK
Global Branding Strategies - Prof. Donald E. Sexton – Columbia University, USA
Corporate Finance Edited by Prof. Raghavendra Rau – University of Cambridge, UK
Principles of Marketing Edited Prof. Michael J. Baker – Emeritus Professor, University of Strathclyde
Managing Organizations Edited by Prof. Stewart Clegg, University of Technology Sydney, Australia
Doing Business in China I Edited by Prof. Ilan Alon – Rollins College and Harvard University, USA

Talks can easily be embedded onto your course Blackboard page.

Henry Stewart Talks are listed in the Sawyer Library A-to Z list of Databases and within database subject lists.

Sawyer Library New Book Display

Here is an alphabetical list of the titles currently up in the Sawyer Library display case. This display features new book covers from the Sawyer Library collection. Click the hyperlink to see if the book is available, or already checked-out. Please be assured that the books in the display case are not the actual books!

Mildred F. Sawyer Library Book Display List

1. Advertising and propaganda in World War II : cultural identity and the blitz spirit / David Clampin

2. Animal madness : how anxious dogs, compulsive parrots, and elephants in recovery help us understand ourselves / Laurel Braitman

3. Arresting contagion : science, policy, and conflicts over animal disease control / Alan L. Olmstead and Paul W. Rhode

4. Bats : a world of science and mystery / M. Brock Fenton, Nancy B. Simmons

5. Big data, little data, no data : scholarship in the networked world / Christine L. Borgman

6. Blaming Europe? : responsibility without accountability in the European Union / Sara B. Hobolt, James Tilley

7. Bridging the gender gap : seven principles for achieving gender balance / Lynn Roseberry and Johan Roos

8. The business of America is lobbying : how corporations became politicized and politics became more corporate / Lee Drutman

9. City of steel : how Pittsburgh became the world's steelmaking capital during the Carnegie era / Kenneth J. Kobus

10. The container principle : how a box changes the way we think / Alexander Klose ; translated by Charles Marcrum II

11. Cowardice : a brief history / Chris Walsh

12. Currency politics : the political economy of exchange rate policy / Jeffry A. Frieden

13. Energy poverty : global challenges and local solutions / edited by Antoine Halff, Benjamin K. Sovacool and Jon Rozhon

14. Failing our fathers : confronting the crisis of economically vulnerable, nonresident fathers / Ronald B. Mincy, Monique Jethwani, Serena Klempin

15. The First Amendment bubble : how privacy and paparazzi threaten a free press / Amy Gajda

16. Flags and Faces : the visual culture of America's First World War / David M. Lubin

17. From development to dictatorship : Bolivia and the alliance for progress in the Kennedy era / Thomas C. Field Jr

18. From slave abuse to hate crime : the criminalization of racial violence in American history / Ely Aaronson

19. Galileo's middle finger : heretics, activists, and the search for justice in science / Alice Dreger

20. Government paternalism : nanny state or helpful friend? / Julian Le Grand and Bill New

21. Great minds : reflections of 111 top scientists / Balazs Hargittai, Magdolna Hargittai, Istvan Hargittai

22. Happiness and economic growth : lessons from developing countries / edited by Andrew E. Clark and Claudia Senik

23. The human and environmental impact of fracking : how fracturing shale for gas affects us and our world / Madelon L. Finkel, editor ; foreword by Seth B.C. Shonkoff, PhD, MPH

24. Internet literature in China / Michel Hockx

25. It's not the size of the data--it's how you use it : smarter marketing with analytics and dashboards / Koen Pauwels

26. Japan : the paradox of harmony / Keiko Hirata and Mark Warschauer

27. Leonardo, Michelangelo, and the art of the figure / Michael W. Cole

28. Living in infamy : felon disfranchisement and the history of American citizenship / Pippa Holloway

29. Media violence and children : a complete guide for parents and professionals / Douglas A. Gentile, editor ; foreword by Michael Rich, MD, MPH

30. The merchant republics : Amsterdam, Antwerp, and Hamburg, 1648-1790 / Mary Lindemann

31. Mexicans in the making of America / Neil Foley

32. Miseducating Americans : distortions of historical understanding / Richard F. Hamilton

33. The new wild : why invasive species will be nature's salvation / Fred Pearce

34. Notes from a colored girl : the Civil War pocket diaries of Emilie Frances Davis / Karsonya Wise Whitehead

35. The oldest living things in the world / Rachel Sussman

36. The outsourcer : the story of India's IT revolution / Dinesh C. Sharma

37. Perspectives on Dodd-Frank and finance / edited by Paul H. Schultz

38. Racial reckoning : prosecuting America's civil rights murders / Renee C. Romano

39. Rare : the high-stakes race to satisfy our need for the scarcest metals on Earth / Keith Veronese

40. The Reagan Era : a history of the 1980s / Doug Rossinow

41. Saving the Pryor Mountain mustang : a legacy of local and federal cooperation / Christine M. Reed

42. Sea of storms : a history of hurricanes in the greater Caribbean from Columbus to Katrina / Stuart B. Schwartz

43. The Secret History of Wonder Woman / Jill Lepore

44. Sexualized media messages and our children : teaching kids to be smart critics and consumers / Jennifer W. Shewmaker

45. South Asia in the globalised world / edited by C. Vinodan

46. The triumph of seeds : how grains, nuts, kernels, pulses, and pips, conquered the plant kingdom and shaped human history / Thor Hanson

47. Unfinished work : the struggle to build an aging American workforce / Joseph Coleman

48. The vanishing neighbor : the transformation of American community / Marc J. Dunkelman

49. Who we be : the colorization of America / Jeff Chang

50. The wobblies in their heyday : the rise and destruction of the industrial workers of the world during the World War I era / Eric Thomas Chester

Thursday, May 7, 2015

May 8, 2015: The 70th Anniversary of V-E Day, the end of World War II in Europe.

No single blog post could ever encompass the enormous tragedy of World War II. For that matter, many books only try to take on selected aspects of the war, its causes, and consequences. Here is a small sample of book titles available at the Sawyer Library:


Swansong 1945: A Collective Diary of the Last Days of the Third Reich
By Walter Kempowski; translated from the German by Shaun Whiteside.

Five Days that Shocked the World:
Eyewitness Accounts from Europe at the End of World War II

By Nicholas Best

The Holocaust and the Revival of Psychological History
By Judith M. Hughes


The War in the Empty Air:
Victims, Perpetrators, and Postwar Germans"

By Dagmar Barnouw

Getting History Right:
East and West German Collective Memories of the Holocaust and War"

By Mark A. Wolfgram

The War Complex:
World War II in Our Time

By Marianna Torgovnick