Featured Additions to the Brimmer Collection
Against all odds
Call Number: 796.01 STO
Profiles athletes and teams that either fell far, far behind or made a terrible mistake, but refused to give up or quit.
Abe Lincoln's dream
Call Number: E SMI
When a schoolgirl gets separated from her tour of the White House and finds herself in the Lincoln bedroom, she also discovers the ghost of the great man himself.
Sophia's war : a tale of the Revolution /
Call Number: FIC AVI
In 1776, after witnessing the execution of Nathan Hale in New York City, newly occupied by the British army, young Sophia Calderwood resolves to do all she can to help the American cause, including becoming a spy.
New Foreign Languauge Texts in the Brimmer Collection
Deux mondes : a communicative approach
Anders gedacht : text and context in the german-speaking world
Nakama : introductory Japanese : communication, culture, context
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New Acquisitions - March 2013 - Featured Titles
Joycean Unions: post-millennial essays from East to West
Call Number: PR6019 .O9 E97 V.22
Writings on literature and art
Call Number: PR6035 .U7 A6 2011
Butler's lives of the saints: Supplement of new saints and blesseds
Call Number: BX4655.3 .B35 B87 2005 V.1
Offers a month-by-month guide to the saints canonized or beatified from late 1999 to the end of 2003, with an overview of each saint's life and accomplishments.
Sticks and Stones: defeating the culture of bullying and rediscovering the power of character and empathy
Call Number: EDML503/EDSP511 BF637 .B85 B39 2013
Bazelon defines what bullying is and, just as important, what it is not; explores when intervention is essential and when kids should be given the freedom to fend for themselves; dispels persistent myths about bullying; and takes her readers into schools that have succeeded in reducing bullying and examines their successful strategies.
Hitlerland: American eyewitnesses to the Nazis rise to power
Call Number: DD253 .N225 2012
Documents the experiences of Americans living in Germany at the time of Hitler's rise to power, describing their growing realization of the horrors that were unfolding and how they helped both Germans and Americans to understand what was happening.
Thucydides and the modern world: reception, reinterpretation and influence from the Renaissance to the present
Call Number: DF229 .T6 T53 2012
The ancient Greek historian Thucydides has had an enormous impact on modern historiography, political theory, international relations and strategic studies, but this influence has never been properly studied. This book brings together leading scholars from a range of disciplines to explore the different facets of Thucydides' modern reception and influence, from the birth of political theory in Renaissance Europe to the rise of scientific history in nineteenth-century Germany and the triumph of 'realism'in twentieth-century international relations theory.
Founding Rivals: Madison vs. Monroe, the Bill of Rights, and the election that saved a nation
Call Number: E302.1 .D47 2011
DeRose tells the never-before-told story of the 1789 congressional election in Virginia's 5th district and of the two men who fought it: James Madison and James Monroe. They were friends and political allies for most of their lives, but their paths diverged when they found themselves at odds with each other in the battle over the Constitution.
The rebellious life of Mrs. Rosa Parks
Call Number: F334.M753 P3883 2013
The definitive political biography of Rosa Parks examines her six decades of activism, challenging perceptions of her as an accidental actor in the civil rights movement and presenting a corrective to the popular notion of Rosa Parks.
The Dumbest Generation: how the digital age stupefies young Americans and jeopardizes our future (or, don't trust anyone under 30)
Call Number: EDML503/EDSP511 HQ799.7 .B38 2008
A provocative analysis of what the author believes to be the intellectual shortcomings of today's young adults contends that electronic media originally developed to enhance the learning capacities of the current generation has directly contributed to growing gaps in basic knowledge.
Prosecutors and politics: a comparative perspective
Call Number: HV6001 .C672 V. 41
Prosecutors are powerful figures in any criminal justice system. They decide what crimes to prosecute, whom to pursue, what charges to file, whether to plea bargain, how aggressively to seek a conviction, and what sentence to demand. In the United States, citizens can challenge decisions by police, judges, and corrections officials, but courts keep their hands off the prosecutor...
Crime and Justice: Volume 40, Crime and justice in Scandinavia
Call Number: HV6001 .C672 V.40
Immigrant families in contemporary society
Call Number: JV6033 .I46 2007
Play and performance
Call Number: LB1137 .P539 2011
Play and Performance offers hope to those lamenting the loss of play in the twenty-first century and aims to broaden the understanding of what play is. This volume showcases the work of programs from early childhood through adulthood, in a variety of educational and therapeutic settings, and from a range of theoretical and practical perspectives. The chapters cover an array of practices that can be seen across the play to performance continuum....
Boys and girls learn differently!: A guide for teachers and parents
Call Number: EDML503/EDSP511 LC212.92 G87 2011
A thoroughly revised edition of the classic resource for understanding gender differences in the classroom. In this profoundly significant book, author Michael Gurian has revised and updated his groundbreaking book that clearly demonstrated how the distinction in hard-wiring and socialized gender differences affects how boys and girls learn. Gurian presents a proven method to educate our children based on brain science, neurological development, and chemical and hormonal disparities....
F. Scott Fitzgerald in context
Call Number: PS3511 .I9 Z6153 2013
The fiction of F. Scott Fitzgerald serves as a compelling and incisive chronicle of the Jazz Age and Depression Era. This collection explores the degree to which Fitzgerald was in tune with, and keenly observant of, the social, historical and cultural contexts of the 1920s and 1930s. Original essays from forty international scholars survey a wide range of critical and biographical scholarship published on Fitzgerald, examining how it has evolved in relation to critical and cultural trends....
Hemingway and Africa
Call Number: PS3515 .E37 Z617913 2011
Professional collaborations in mathematics teaching and learning: seeking success for all
Call Number: QA1 .N3 2012
Blessing of Life: an introduction to catholic bioethics
Call Number: R725 .K36 2013
Handbook of evidence-based practice in clinical psychology
Call Number: RC467.95 .H36 2012 V.1 / RC467.95 .H36 2012 V.2