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Archive for September, 2012

Flix 4 Free! – August 2012

Here’s a look at some of the latest DVDs added to our collection during the past month. These movies, and many more, are located in the Electronic Resource Center (west side, main floor), and available for check-out with just your Drake ID! American Reunion

Jesse Owens

American reunion

Great expectations

Hatfields & McCoys

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That’s entertainment

The Weight of the nation

Stacks Spotlight – August 2012

Books Here’s a look at the latest hot fiction and bestsellers recently added to Cowles’ collection. Find these new books, as well as others, on the main floor stand at the top of the ramp and in the Cowles Cafe area.

Why does the world exist?: an existential detective story / Jim Holt.

How will you measure your life? / Clayton M. Christensen, James Allworth, and Karen Dillon.

The Aleppo Codex: a true story of obsession, faith, and the pursuit of an ancient Bible / by Matti Friedman.

A disposition to be rich: how a small-town pastor’s son ruined an American president, brought on a Wall Street crash, and made himself the best-hated man in the United States / Geoffrey C. Ward.

Jasmine and fire: a bittersweet year in Beirut / Salma Abdelnour.

50 Main Street: the face of America / Piero Ribelli.

The communist: Frank Marshall Davis: the untold story of Barack Obama’s mentor / by Paul Kengor.

Miss Lizzie’s war: the double life of southern belle spy Elizabeth Van Lew / Rosemary Agonito.

An American son: a memoir / Marco Rubio.

Here lies Hugh Glass: a mountain man, a bear, and the rise of the American nation / Jon T. Coleman.

Visit sunny Chernobyl: and other adventures in the world’s most polluted places / Andrew Blackwell.

To the last breath: a memoir of going to extremes / Francis Slakey.

Bushville wins!: the wild saga of the 1957 Milwaukee Braves and the screwballs, sluggers, and beer swiggers who canned the New York Yankees and changed baseball / John Klima.

Fooling Houdini: magicians, mentalists, math geeks, & the hidden powers of the mind / Alex Stone.

Unintended consequences: why everything you’ve been told about the economy is wrong / Edward Conard.

The great divergence: America’s growing inequality crisis and what we can do about it / Timothy Noah ; illustrations by Catherine Mulbrandon.

The price of inequality / Joseph E. Stiglitz.

Birdseye: the adventures of a curious man / Mark Kurlansky.

The fish that ate the whale: the life and times of America’s banana king / Rich Cohen.

Attention all passengers: the airlines’ dangerous descent — and how to reclaim our skies / William J. McGee.

The outsourced self: intimate life in market times / Arlie Russell Hochschild.

Slouching toward adulthood: Observations from the Not-So-Empty Nest / Sally Koslow.

Signs of life: a memoir / Natalie Taylor.

Manhunt: The Ten-Year Search for Bin Laden from 9/11 to Abbottabad / Peter L. Bergen.

Born to rise: a story of children and teachers reaching their highest potential / Deborah Kenny.

What teachers make: in praise of the greatest job in the world / Taylor Mali.

How to be a woman / Caitlin Moran.

the red house: a novel / Mark Haddon.

Prague fatale / Philip Kerr.

The absolutist / John Boyne.

Into the darkest corner: a novel / Elizabeth Haynes.

The unlikely pilgrimage of Harold Fry: a novel / Rachel Joyce.

Afterwards: a novel / Rosamund Lupton.

Agent 6 / Tom Rob Smith.

The virgin cure: a novel / Ami McKay.

True Believers: a novel / Kurt Andersen.

Robert B. Parker’s lullaby / Ace Atkins.

The sandcastle girls: a novel / Chris Bohjalian.

Mission to Paris: a novel / Alan Furst.

Summerland: a novel / Elin Hilderbrand.

Istanbul passage: a novel / Joseph Kanon.

I couldn’t love you more: a novel / Jillian Medoff.

The coldest night: a novel / by Robert Olmstead.

The cove / Ron Rash.

Calling invisible women: a novel / Jeanne Ray.

The Lower River / Paul Theroux.

The next best thing: a novel / Jennifer Weiner.

The Forever Marriage: a novel / Ann Bauer.

The impeachment of Abraham Lincoln / Stephen L. Carter.

Girls in white dresses / Jennifer Close.

Where we belong: a novel / Emily Giffin.

Defending Jacob: a novel / William Landay.

I am forbidden: a novel / Anouk Markovits.

The Chaperone / Laura Moriarty.

Shine shine shine / Lydia Netzer.

The inquisitor / Mark Allen Smith.

Heartbroken: a novel / Lisa Unger.

The age of miracles: a novel / Karen Thompson Walker.

The hunger angel: a novel / Herta Mèuller ; translated by Philip Boehm.

The stonecutter / Camilla Lèackberg ; translated by Steven T. Murray.

Bunch of amateurs: a search for the American character / Jack Hitt.

Death at SeaWorld: Shamu and the dark side of killer whales in captivity / David Kirby.

A song in the night: a memoir of resilience / Bob Massie.

The tarball chronicles: a journey beyond the oiled pelican and into the heart of the Gulf oil spill / David Gessner.

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