Department of History: Jennifer Anderson .
Department of History, SUNY Stonybrook
As an Atlantic historian, I am interested in the complex relationships (social, economic, and political) that developed among the Americas, Europe, Africa, and the Caribbean in the early modern period. Using a comparative perspective, I explore the history of colonialism, imperialism, slavery, issues of labor, race, and gender, and the rise of nationalism and revolutionary movements.
Barron, Carrie and Alton Barron.
The Creativity Cure.
Barron, Carrie and Alton Barron http://www.thecreativitycure.com/
The Creativity Cure: A Do-It-Yourself Prescription for Happiness, husband-and-wife physicians Carrie and Alton Barron draw upon the latest psychological research, a combined forty years of medical practice, and personal experience to reveal that creative action is integral to easing depression and anxiety and to fueling long-term happiness and wellbeing.
HBO: Citizen USA: A 50 State Road Trip
nspired by her husband's desire to become an American, Emmy®-winning filmmaker Alexandra Pelosi (HBO's "Journeys with George") attends naturalization ceremonies across all 50 states and meets brand-new citizens to learn why they chose America as their home. The uplifting, thought-provoking documentary Citizen U.S.A.: A 50 State Road Trip reveals what she discovered. Pelosi's companion book of the same name will be published this month.
Scott Jureck: Eat and Run.
Scott Jureck http://scottjurek.com/
More than just a champion, Scott is a true student and ambassador of the sport, known to stay at finish lines cheering until the last runner crosses. A passionate advocate for vegetarianism, he follows a 100% plant-based diet, which he credits for his superior endurance, recovery and overall health. He believes that everyone can run an ultra and everyone can access their bodys innate capacity to heal. Through writing, public speaking, and consulting, Scott takes joy in encouraging people of all fitness levels to take the next step toward vibrant health.
Laskas, Jeanne Marie.
Jeanne Marie Laskas.
Jeanne Marie Laskas http://www.jeannemarielaskas.com/
Biography, background, and information about the author's works along with illustrations of her in the field, are all available at this web site.
Source: Eileen H. Kramer
British Council of Literature
: Sara Maitland’s writings span unusual genres, making - perhaps unfashionable – connections between art and religion. She is one of Britain’s leading short story writers, her prose memorable and ‘as liquid and potent as a witch’s brew.
: 'Unorthodox' Book Of 'Jewish Jocks' Puts Stereotypes Aside.
National Public Radio http://www.npr.org
An interview with Franklin Foer author of Jewish Jocks: An Unorthodox Hall of Fame, in which he describes what makes his book different from previous works on Jewish athletes.
Source: Eileen H. Kramer
Nobel Prize in Literature 1993: Toni Morrison
As the motivation for the award implies, Toni Morrison is a literary artist of the first rank. She delves into the language itself, a language she wants to liberate from the fetters of race. And she addresses us with the lustre of poetry.
A University of Toronto Ph.D, Rollyson has published more than forty books ranging in subject matter from biographies of Marilyn Monroe, Lillian Hellman, Martha Gellhorn, Norman Mailer, Rebecca West, Susan Sontag, and Jill Craigie to studies of American culture, genealogy, children’s biography, film, and literary criticism.
Round About Earth
Simon & Schuster
Includes information about the book, Round About Earth, an interactive globe, a short animated video, an author biography, and more.
Source: Eileen H. Kramer
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Every story is a journey. Whether you wish to travel to the realm of mind, body, and self improvement; through the world of fiction, around the United States, or across the world, there is something for everyone in this display, and in addition to books, there are author biographies, interviews, and web pages.
The Book of Gin. New York: Grove Press, 2011.
Call Number: GT2896 .B37 2011
Born in alchemists' stills and monastery kitchens, gin's earliest incarnations were juniper flavored medicines used to prevent plague, ease the pains of childbirth, even to treat a lack of courage. Barnett traces the life of this beguiling spirit; shows how the illicit cocktail culture of prohibition made gin fashionable again; and provides an indispensable history of a complex and notorious drink.
Barron, Carrie and Alton Barron.
The Creativity Cure: A Do-it-yourself Prescription for Happiness. New York: Scribner, 2012.
Call Number: BF408 .B3477 2012
Draws on the recent psychological research to explore a theory that creativity is an integral part of long-term happiness, outlining a five-step program for achieving fulfillment by cultivating creative outlets and embracing healthy habits.
Sex Changes: A Memoir of Marriage, Gender, and Moving On. New York: St. Martin's Press, 2012.
Call Number: HQ77.8.B46 A3 2012
A wife's memoir of her husband's sex change describes how she endeavored to salvage their family life and protect her children, the difficult responses of their neighbors, and the support she received from friends.
Carpenter, James C.
First Sight: ESP and Parapsychology in Everyday Life. Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield, 2012.
Call Number: BF1321 .C28 2012
Often seen as supernatural, unpredictable, illusory and possibly dangerous, ESP, telepathy, clairvoyance and other parapsychological activities are actually happening all the time and help us make sense of everyday experiences. First Sight provides a new way of understanding such experiences and describes a way of thinking about the unconscious mind that makes it clear that these abilities are not rare and anomalous, but instead are used by all of us all the time, unconsciously and efficiently.
Jurek, Scott and Steve Friedman.
. Eat & Run: My Unlikely Journey to Ultramarathon Greatness. Boston: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2012
Call Number:GV1065.17.T73 J87 2012
In Eat and Run, ultrarunner Scott Jurek opens up about his life and career as an elite athlete, and about the vegan diet that is key to his success.
Medusa's Gaze and Vampire's Bite: The Science of Monsters. New York: Scribner, 2012.
Call Number: GR825 .K357 2012
We all know 'there's no such thing as monsters,' but our imaginations tell us otherwise. From the mythical beasts of ancient Greece to the hormonal vampires of the Twilight saga, monsters have captivated us for millennia. Matt Kaplan, a noted science journalist and monster-myth enthusiast, employs an entertaining mix of cutting-edge research and a love of lore to explore the history behind these fantastical fictions and our hardwired obsession with things that go bump in the night.
A Road Back from Schizophrenia. New York: Skyhorse, Pub., 2012.
Call Number: RC464.L38 A3 2012
: For ten years, Arnhild Lauveng suffered as a schizophrenic, going in and out of the hospital for months or even a year at a time. A Road Back from Schizophrenia gives extraordinary insight into the logic (and life) of a schizophrenic. Lauveng illuminates her loss of identity, her sense of being controlled from the outside, and her relationship to the voices she heard and her sometimes terrifying hallucinations.
Fooling Houdini: Magicians, Mentalists, Math Geeks, and the Hidden Powers of the Mind. New York: Harper, 2012.
Call Number: GV1545.S78 A3 2012
In trying to understand how expert magicians manipulate our minds to create their illusions, Stone investigates some of the lesser-known corners of psychology, neuroscience, physics, history, and even crime.
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Andrews, Julie, Emma Walton Hamilton, and Marjorie Priceman.
Julie Andrews' Treasury for All Seasons: Poems and Songs to Celebrate the Year. New York: Litle, Brown, and Company, 2012.
Call Number: PN6109.97 .J856 2012
A collection of illustrated poems and songs for children, celebrating holidays and events throughout the calendar year, including verses Walt Whitman, Langston Hughes, Cole Porter, Oscar Hammerstein, and others, and featuring introductions by Julie Andrews, in which she describes memories of holiday and family moments.
In the Kingdom of Men: A Novel. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 2012.
Call Number: PS3552.A6815 I6 2012
A young woman from the American South finds herself in the strange world of the Middle East after she marries an oil driller
Chen, Guanzhong and Michael S. Duke.
The Fat Years: A Novel. New York: Nan A. Talese/Doubleday, 2011.
Call Number: PL2840.G84 S5413 2011
In near-future Beijing, a month is missing from all official records, mass amnesia has wiped it from collective memory, and people are possessed with an unnatural cheerfulness. A small group of friends will stop at nothing to get to the bottom of the mystery.
Fitzberald, F. Scott.
The Curious Case of Benjamin Button. New York: Sribner, 2007.
Call Number: PS3511.I9 C87 2007
The curious tale of a man who begins his life as an apparent septuagenarian and grows younger every year - much to the bewilderment and consternation of he and his family.
Johnson-Davies, Denys. Ed.
Home Coming: Sixty years of Egyptian Short Stories. New York: American University in Cairo Press, 2012.
Call Number: PJ8216.5.E5 H5 2012
This selection of some fifty stories represents not only a cross-section through time but also a spectrum of styles, and includes works by Teymour, Hakki, Gohar, and Mahfouz and later writers such as Mohamed El-Bisatie, Said el-Kafrawi, Bahaa Taher, and Radwa Ashour, as well as new young writers of today like Hamdy El-Gazzar, Mansoura Ez Eldin, and Youssef Rakha.
Maitland, Sara and Adam Lee.
From the Forest: A Search for the Hidden Roots of our Fairy Tales. Berkeley, CA: Counterpoint, 2012.
Call Number: GR550 .M25 2012b
Maitland uses fairy tales to explore how nature itself informs our imagination, and she guides the reader on a series of walks through northern Europe's best forests to explore both the ecological history of forests and the roots of fairy tales.
The Flame Alphabet. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 2012.
Call Number: Popular PS3563.A6375 F57 2012
Marcus creates a chilling world where the speech of children is killing their parents.
Home. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 2012.
Call Number: PS3563.O8749 H66 2012
The story of a Korean war veteran on a quest to save his younger sister.
Greenhorn. Montgomery, AL: NewSouth Books, 2012.
Call Number: PZ7.O522 Gre 2012
A young Holocaust survivor arrives in 1946 at a New York yeshiva where he will study and live. His only possession is a small box that he never lets out of his sight. Daniel, the young survivor, rarely talks, but the narrator, a stutterer who bears the taunts of the other boys, comes to consider Daniel his friend.
Rollyston, Carl E.
American Isis: The Life and Art of Sylvia Plath. New York: St. Martin's Press, 2013.
Call Number: PS3566.L27 Z849 2013
The life and work of Sylvia Plath has taken on the proportions of legend On the fiftieth anniversary of her death, Carl Rollyson gives us a new biography that shows her as a powerful figure who embraced both high and low culture, a writer who wanted nothing less than to become central to the mythology of modern consciousness.
The Kid. New York: Penguin Press, 2011.
Call Number: Popular PS3569.A63 K53 2011
This book brings us deep into the interior life of Abdul Jones, son of Sapphire's unforgettable heroine, Precious. It is a story of survival and awakening, and of one young man's remarkable strength.
The Invention of Hugo Cabret: A Novel in Words and Pictures. New York: Scholastic Press, 2007.
Call Number: Popular PS3569.E586 I58 2007
When twelve-year-old Hugo, an orphan living and repairing clocks within the walls of a Paris train station in 1931, meets a mysterious toyseller and his goddaughter, his undercover life and his biggest secret are jeopardized.
Wharton, Edith, Anna Catherine Bahlmann, and Irene C. Goldman-Price.
My Dear Governess: The Letters of Edith Wharton to Anna Bahlmann. New Haven, CT: Yale University Press, 2012.
Call Number: PS3545.H16 Z48 2012
An exciting archive came to auction in 2009: the papers and personal effects of Anna Catherine Bahlmann (1849-1916), a governess and companion to several prominent American families. Among the collection were one hundred thirty-five letters from her most famous pupil, Edith Newbold Jones, later the great American novelist Edith Wharton.
Charlotte's Web. New York: Harper, 2012.
Call Number: Popular PS3545.H5187 C53 2012
When he discovers that he is destined to be someone's dinner, Wilbur the pig is desolate until his spider friend Charlotte decides to help him.
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Hello Jell-o!: 50+ Inventive Recipes for Gelatin Treats and Jiggly Sweets. Berkeley, CA: Ten Speed Press, 2012.
Call Number: Popular TX814.5.G4 B45 2012
Food blogger Victoria Belanger shares the secrets to creating inspired, modern Jell-O mold desserts--with fresh fruits and flavors, new twists on trendy treats, and artistic presentations.
Dick, Ron and Dan Patterson.
50 Aircraft that Changed the World. Buffalo, NY: Firefly Books, 2007.
Call Number:TL670.3 .D53 2007
In this book, the authors of the widely acclaimed Aviation Century series profile 50 of history's most influential aircraft, their pilots and designers.
What's a Dog For? The Surprising History, Science, Philosophy, and Politics of Man's Best Friend. New York: Penguin Press, 2012.
Call Number: SF426 .H63 2012
Journalist John Homans explores the dog's complex place in our world and how it came to be. Evolving from wild animals to working animals to nearly human members of our social fabric, dogs are now the subject of scientific studies concerning pet ownership, evolutionary theory, and even cognitive science.
Joubert, Beverly, Dereck Joubert, and the National Geographic Society.
The Last Lions. Washington, DC: National Geographic Society, 2011.
Call Number: QL737.C23 J68 2011
A symbol of mythic potency, the African lion has ruled the human imagination for millennia. But in Botswana's Okavango Delta, the world's most awe-inspiring hunters are challenged not only by their waterlogged territory, but also by their formidable prey--the buffalo--who wield their massive horns with deadly accuracy. Pulsing with ancient rhythms of wild Africa, this harsh and eternal struggle is compelling, powerful, and poignant.
Irresistible Macaroons. London: Simon & Schuster, 2010.
Call Number: TX772 .M227 2010
The macaroon is taking over from the cupcakes as the indulgence of choice, and here is a clearly explained, beautifully decorated guide to making the most fashionable treat around.
Motorcycle: The Definitive Visual History.
New York: DK Publishing, 2012.
Call Number: TL440 .M694 2012
Tracing the history of two-wheeled grit and glory, from the first prototypes to the superbikes of today, Motorcycle: The Definitive Visual History covers more than 1,000 of the world's greatest machines, from the earliest prototypes from the mid-nineteenth century, to the dynamic speedsters of today.
Nicol, Gloria nad Deborah Patterson.
The New Candle Book: Inspirational Ideas for Displaying, Using, and Making Candles. New York: Lenz Books, 1995.
Call Number: TT896.5 .N53 1995
A guide to using and decorating with candles covers different types of candles, holders, and shades, and how to make a variety of candles.
Into Great Silence: A Memoir of Discovery and Loss among Vanishing Orcas. Boston: Beacon Press, 2013.
Call Number: QL737.C432 S37 2013
Presents a scientist's study of one family of orca whales in Prince William Sound, Alaska, and the devastating effects of the Exxon Valdez Oil Spill on their ability to reproduce and survive, as she considers the long-term implications the spill has for Alaskan wildlife.
Dark Banquet: Blood and the Curious Lives of Blood-feeding Creatures. New York: Three Rivers Press, 2008.
Call Number: QL756.55 .S38 2008b
A witty and informative look inside the world of animals that feed on blood examines the ecological roles and life cycles of the vampire bat, leeches, ticks, mites, bedbugs, and a feared vampire fish known as the candiru.
Wallach, Jennifer Jensen.
How America Eats: A Social History of U.S. Food and Culture. Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield, 2013.
Call Number: GT2853.U5 W35 2013
How America Eats: A Social History of US Food and Culture, by food and social historian Jennifer Wallach, sheds a new and interesting light on American history by way of the dinner table. It is, at once, a study of America s diverse culinary history and a look at the country s unique and unprecedented journey to the present day.
Molten Color: Glassmaking in Antiquity. Los Angeles, J. Paul Getty Museum, 2011.
Call Number: TP850 .W54 2011
This volume describes the uses of glass and glassmaking in the ancient world, from their origins in Mesopotamia and Egypt to developments in the late Roman Empire.
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Mahogany: The costs of Luxutry in Early America. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 2012.
Call Number: HD9769.M33 U625 2012
In the mid-eighteenth century, colonial Americans became enamored with the rich colors and silky surface of mahogany. This exotic wood, imported from the West Indies and Central America, quickly displaced local furniture woods as the height of fashion….But beneath the polished gleam of this furniture lies a darker, hidden story of human and environmental exploitation.
Breslaw, Elaine, G.
Lotions, Potions, Pills, and Magic: Health Care in Early America. New York: New York University Press, 2012.
Call Number: R152 .B725 2012
Breslaw describes the evolution of public health crises and solutions, and argues that [physicians'] their ascendance over other healers didn't begin until germ theory finally migrated from Europe, and American medical education achieved professional standing.
Deem, James M.
Faces from the Past: Forgotten People of North America. Boston: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2012.
Call Number: GN69.8 .D44 2012
Combining sensitivity and solid scientific style, Deem reveals the history of the science of facial reconstruction, as well as the forgotten lives and the faces of the dead, to contemporary generations so that at last their stories can be told.
Foer, Franklin and Marc Tracy.
Jewish Jocks: An Unorthodox Hall of Fame. New York: Twelve, 2012.
Call Number: GV697.A1 J478 2012
With contributions from celebrated Jewish writers including David Remnick, Jonathan Safran Foer, and Dahlia Lithwick, provides an overview of the most influential Jewish figures in sports, from Howard Cosell to Sandy Koufax.
Ghost Dances: Proving Up on the Great Plains. New York: Little Brown and Co., 2012.
Call Number: F591 .G26 2012
Growing up in South Dakota, Josh Garrett-Davis always knew he would leave. But as a young adult, he kept going back-in dreams and reality and by way of books. With this beautifully written narrative about a seemingly empty but actually rich and complex place, he has reclaimed his childhood, his unusual family-and the Great Plains.
Horrigan Joe and John Thorn.
The Pro Football Hall of Fame 50th Anniversary Book: Where Greatness Lives. New York: Grand Central Pub., 2012.
Call Number: GV959.5 .P76 2012
Essays by football writers, broadcasters, and celebrated players celebrate the 50th anniversary year of the Pro Football Hall of Fame in Canton, Ohio.
Laskas, Jeanne Marie.
Hidden America: From Coal Miners to Cowboys, an Extraordinary Exploratino of the Unseen People who Make this Country Work. New York: G.P. Putnam's Sons, 2012.
Call Number: HD8072.5 .L37 2012
This book looks at the remarkable men and women whose low-profile accomplishments contribute to the running of the nation, from coal miners and oil rig workers to migrant laborers and air traffic controllers.
The Fiddler on Pantico Run: An African Captive, his White Descendents, a Search for Family. New York: Free Press, 2012.
Call Number: CT274.M73 M69 2012
Tugging at the buried thread of his origins, Joe Mozingo has unearthed a saga that encompasses the full sweep of the American story and lays bare the country's tortured and paradoxical experience with race and the ways in which designations based on color are both illusory and life altering. The Fiddler on Pantico Run is both the story of one man's search for a sense of mooring, finding a place in a continuum of ancestors, and a lyrically written exploration of lineage, identity, and race in America.
Citizen U.S.A.: A Fifty State Road Trip. New York: New American Library, 2011.
Call Number: JK1759 .P375 2011
Collects interviews of new American citizens, from across the country, on why they chose America.
Brand Turnaround: How Brands Gone Bad Returned to Glory -- and the Seven Game Changers that Made the Difference. New York: McGraw-Hill, 2012.
Call Number: HD69.B7 P647 2012
This book examines these and other brands, big and small, to prove that with the right plan and leadership any brand can recover.
Conversations with Remarkable Native Americans. Albany, NY: State University of New York Press, 2012.
Call Number: E89 .C66 2012
This work is a collection of interviews with some of today's most important Native Americans. In these interviews, contextualized in a national and international sociopolitical perspective, the editor, a noted ethnohistorian brings to light major developments in the Native American experience over the last thirty years. Overcoming hardships they have experienced as a forgotten minority, often torn between two cultures, these native writers, artists, journalists, activists, lawyers, and museum administrators have each made contributions toward the transformation of old stereotypes, the fight against discrimination, and the sharing of their heritage with mainstream society.
Teuton, Christopher B. Ed.
Cherokee Stories of the Turtle Island Liars' Club. Chapel Hill, NC: University of North Carolina Press, 2012.
Call Number:E99.C5 T35 2012
Cherokee Stories of the Turtle Island Liars' Club paints a vivid, fascinating portrait of a community deeply grounded in tradition and dynamically engaged in the present. A collection of interwoven stories, conversations, and teachings about Western Cherokee life, beliefs, and the art of storytelling, the book orchestrates a multilayered conversation between a group of honored Cherokee elders, storytellers, and knowledge-keepers and the communities their stories touch.
Watson, Robert P.
Affairs of State: The Untold History of Presidential Love, Sex, and Scandal, 1789-1900. Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield, 2012.
Call Number: E176.4 .W38 2012
Presents rarely-told stories about presidential marriages, including those marked by bliss or extramarital affairs.
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The Coup: 1953 the CIA and the Roots of Modern U.S.-Iranian Relations. New York: New Press, 2013.
Call Number: DS318.6 .A26 2013
A history of the CIA's 1953 coup in Iran and its aftermath.
Chaplin, Joyce E.
Round About the Earth: Circumnavigation from Magellan to Orbit. New York: Simon & Schuster, 2012.
Call Number: G439 .C44 2012
For almost five hundred years, human beings have been finding ways to circle the Earth-- by sail, steam, or liquid fuel; by cycling, driving, flying, going into orbit, even by using their own bodily power.
Heat Moon, William Least.
Here, There, Elsewhere: Stories from the Road. New York: Little Brown, 2013.
Call Number: G465 .H43 2013
In this collection of short writings selected by him from 30 years of magazine articles, the author draws together for the first time his greatest short-form travel writing including his funny and touching adventures in Japan, England, Italy, Mexico, Long Island, Oregon, Arizona, and more.
Madden, Thomas F.
Venice: A New History. New York: Viking, 2012.
Call Number: DG676 .M33 2012
Thomas Madden’s majestic, sprawling history of Venice is the first full portrait of the city in English in almost thirty years. Using long-buried archival material and a wealth of newly translated documents, Madden weaves a spellbinding story of a place and its people, tracing an arc from the city’s humble origins as a lagoon refuge to its apex as a vast maritime empire and Renaissance epicenter to its rebirth as a modern tourist hub.
Heretic Queen: Queen ElizabethI and the Wars of Religion. New York: St. Martin's Press, 2012.
Call Number: DA356 .R577 2012
A chronicle of Elizabeth I's role in the wars of religion credits her with securing England's future as a world power, covering topics ranging from the queen's use of ambivalence as a political tool to her tolerance in religious matters and the challenges of the Reformation.
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