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Archive for 2013

Stacks Spotlight – April 2013

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.

Top dog: the science of winning and losing / Po Bronson & Ashley Merryman.

The Vatican diaries: a behind-the-scenes look at the power, personalities, and politics at the heart of the Catholic Church / John Thavis.

Family trees: a history of genealogy in America / Franðcois Weil.

Bringing Mulligan home: the other side of the good war / Dale Maharidge.

For crew and country: the inspirational true story of bravery and sacrifice aboard the USS Samuel B. Roberts / John Wukovits.

The secretary: a journey with Hillary Clinton from Beirut to the heart of American power / Kim Ghattas.

Mapping Manhattan: a love (and sometimes hate) story in maps by 75 New Yorkers / Becky Cooper.

Ghost dances: proving up on the Great Plains / Josh Garrett-Davis.

The secret lives of sports fans: the science of sports obsession / Eric Simons.

Color blind: the forgotten team that broke baseball’s color line / Tom Dunkel.

Golf by the numbers / Roland Minton.

Eco-Business: A Big-Brand Takeover of Sustainability / Peter Dauvergne and Jane Lister.

Whistling Vivaldi: and other clues to how stereotypes affect us / Claude M. Steele.

Law & disorder / John Douglas ; and Mark Olshaker.

Why are professors liberal and why do conservatives care? / Neil Gross.

The force of things: a marriage in war and peace / Alexander Stille.

Superman: the unauthorized biography / Glen Weldon.

Manuscript found in Accra: a novel / by Paulo Coelho.

Capital punishment / Robert Wilson.

The people of forever are not afraid: a novel / Shani Boianjiu.

The boyfriend / Thomas Perry.

A nearly perfect copy: a novel / Allison Amend.

Z: a novel of Zelda Fitzgerald / Therese Anne Fowler.

The flamethrowers: a novel / Rachel Kushner.

Where’d you go, Bernadette: a novel / Maria Semple.

Honor / Elif Shafak.

Frozen solid: a novel / James M. Tabor.

Curiosity: how science became interested in everything / Philip Ball.

Big data: a revolution that will transform how we live, work, and think / Viktor Mayer-Schèonberger and Kenneth Cukier.

Gulp: adventures on the alimentary canal / Mary Roach.

Present shock: when everything happens now / Douglas Rushkoff.

Flix 4 Free! – April 2013

Lincoln 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!

Babies

The Big Lebowski

Cave of forgotten dreams

Girl model

Hitler’s children

The interrupters

Lincoln

Flix 4 Free! – March 2013

Argo 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!

Argo

Bully

Forks over knives

The hideaways

How to survive a plague

Ocean’s eleven

Stacks Spotlight – March 2013

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.

The slow fix: solve problems, work smarter, and live better in a world addicted to speed / Carl Honorâe.

Blindspot: hidden biases of good people / Mahzarin R. Banaji and Anthony G. Greenwald.

The Black Russian / Vladimir Alexandrov.

Above the din of war: Afghans speak about their lives, their country, and their future–and why America should listen / Peter Eichstaedt.

The world until yesterday: what can we learn from traditional societies? / Jared Diamond.

The hour of peril: the secret plot to murder Lincoln before the Civil War / Daniel Stashower.

Better off without ’em: a Northern manifesto for Southern secession / Chuck Thompson.

Here, there, elsewhere: stories from the road / William Least Heat-Moon.

Heat: adventures in the world’s fiery places / Bill Streever.

The devouring dragon: how China’s rise threatens our natural world / Craig Simons.

Baseball as a road to God: seeing beyond the game / John Sexton with Thomas Oliphant and Peter J. Schwartz.

Detroit: an American autopsy / Charlie LeDuff.

Lean in: women, work, and the will to lead / Sheryl Sandberg with Nell Scovell.

The future: six drivers of global change / Al Gore.

Digital disruption: unleashing the next wave of innovation / James McQuivey.

Fast future: how the millennial generation is shaping our world / David D. Burstein.

Citizenville: how to take the town square digital and reinvent government / Gavin Newsom with Lisa Dickey.

Immigration wars: forging an american solution / Jet Bush

A mission from God: a memoir and challenge for America / James Meredith, with William Doyle.

Raising the curve: a year inside one of America’s 45,000* failing public schools / Ron Berler.

For the love of letters: the joy of slow communication / John O’Connell.

The dream of the Celt / Mario Vargas Llosa ; translated from the Spanish by Edith Grossman.

Child of vengeance / David Kirk.

The jackal’s share / Chris Morgan Jones.

The Afrika Reich: a novel / Guy Saville.

A tale for the time being / Ruth Ozeki.

Rage against the dying / Becky Masterman.

Ghana must go / Taiye Selasi.

Lady of ashes / Christine Trent.

The Andalucian friend: a novel / Alexander Sèoderberg.

The king of infinite space: Euclid and his Elements / David Berlinski.

Global weirdness: severe storms, deadly heat waves, relentless drought, rising seas, and the weather of the future / Climate Central.

Storm kings: the untold history of America’s first tornado chasers / Lee Sandlin.

The age of Edison: electric light and the invention of modern America / Ernest Freeberg.

Grand Central: how a train station transformed America / Sam Roberts ; foreword by Pete Hamill.

Stacks Spotlight – February 2013

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.

The science of consequences: how they affect genes, change the brain, and impact our world / Susan M. Schneider ; illustrations by Renâe C. Reyes.

Man seeks God: my flirtations with the divine / Eric Weiner.

Jungleland: a mysterious lost city, a WWII spy, and a true story of deadly adventure / Christopher S. Stewart.

Life is a gift: the zen of Bennett / Tony Bennett ; foreword by Mitch Albom.

Red brick, Black Mountain, white clay: reflections on art, family, and survival / Christopher Benfey.

Saul Steinberg: a biography / Deirdre Bair.

The lost carving: a journey to the heart of making / David Esterly.

Jujitsu rabbi and the godless blonde: a true story / Rebecca Dana.

HHhH / Laurent Binet ; translated from the French by Sam Taylor.

Almost never / Daniel Sada ; translated from the Spanish by Katherine Silver.

City of Bohane: a novel / Kevin Barry.

The gone-away world: a novel / Nick Harkaway.

San Miguel / T. Coraghessan Boyle.

The black box: a novel / Michael Connelly.

What we talk about when we talk about Anne Frank: stories / Nathan Englander.

Touch & go / Lisa Gardner.

Enchantments: a novel / by Kathryn Harrison.

May we be forgiven / A.M. Homes.

The devil in silver: a novel / Victor LaValle.

Private Berlin / James Patterson & Mark Sullivan.

The right-hand shore / Christopher Tilghman.

Beautiful ruins: a novel / Jess Walter.

Fobbit: [a novel] / David Abrams.

Too bright to hear too loud to see / Juliann Garey.

Ivyland / Miles Klee.

Snow White must die / Nele Neuhaus ; translated by Steven T. Murray.

Mapping the origins debate: six models of the beginning of everything / Gerald Rau.

Bioethics / Donna Dickenson.

Memoir of a debulked woman: enduring ovarian cancer / Susan Gubar.

Flix 4 Free! – February 2013

Alex CrossHere’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!

28 days later

Alex Cross

Batman begins

The Dark knight rises

Downton Abbey. Season 3

El Norte

Flight

Ocean’s eleven

Ocean’s thirteen

Perceval le Gallois

The Prestige

Restrepo

Roots

The Roots of Japanese anime until the end of WWII

Flix 4 Free! – January 2013

Taken 2 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!

Boy meets world. Season one

City of life and death

The History of Christmas

How I met your mother. Season 6

How I met your mother. The complete season 7

John Rabe

Kingdom of heaven

Kingpin

Taken 2

Stacks Spotlight – January 2013

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

Because I said so!: the truth behind the myths, tales and warnings every generation passes down to its kids / Ken Jennings.

Bullspotting: finding facts in the age of misinformation / Loren Collins.

Why humans like to cry: tragedy, evolution and the brain / Michael Trimble.

Friendkeeping: a field guide to the people you love, hate, and can’t live without / Julie Klam.

Driving the Saudis: a chauffeur’s tale of the world’s richest princesses ( plus their servants, nannies and one royal hairdresser ) / Jayne Amelia Larson.

Living with honor / Salvatore A. Giunta ; with Joe Layden.

Our divided political heart: the battle for the American idea in an age of discontent / E. J. Dionne, Jr.

Grace, gold & glory: my leap of faith / Gabrielle Douglas ; with Michelle Burford.

The new geography of jobs / Enrico Moretti.

Peppermint twist: the mob, the music, and the most famous dance club of the ’60s / John Johnson, Jr., and Joel Selvin, with Dick Cami.

Bruce / Peter Ames Carlin.

Rod: the autobiography / Rod Stewart.

We killed: the rise of women in American comedy / Yael Kohen.

Open heart / Elie Wiesel ; translated by Marion Wiesel.

Raised from the ground / Josâe Saramago ; translated from the Portuguese by Margaret Jull Costa.

A possible life: a novel in five parts / Sebastian Faulks.

The child’s child: a novel / Ruth Rendell, writing as Barbara Vine.

The valley of unknowing / Philip Sington.

The forgotten / David Baldacci.

Notorious nineteen: a Stephanie Plum novel / Janet Evanovich.

Magnificence: a novel / Lydia Millet.

Fast animal / Tim Seibles.

Me and the devil: a novel / Nick Tosches.

Nine months: a novel / Paula Bomer.

A hologram for the king: a novel / Dave Eggers.

The twelve tribes of Hattie / by Ayana Mathis.

Antifragile: things that gain from disorder / Nassim Nicholas Taleb.

Chasing Doctor Dolittle: learning the language of animals / Con Slobodchikoff.

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

Getting your head around the brain / Amanda Ellison.

Spillover: animal infections and the next human pandemic / David Quammen.

Fever season: the story of a terrifying epidemic and the people who saved a city / Jeanette Keith.

What’s a dog for?: the surprising history, science, philosophy, and politics of man’s best friend / John Homans.

Heads in beds: a reckless memoir of hotels, hustles, and so-called hospitality / Jacob Tomsky.

Stacks Spotlight – December 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

The antidote: happiness for people who can’t stand positive thinking / Oliver Burkeman.

The outpost: an untold story of American valor / Jake Tapper.

City of soldiers: a year of life, death, and survival in Afghanistan / Kate Fearon.

Sign painters / Faythe Levine and Sam Macon ; foreword by Ed Ruscha.

Bull by the horns: fighting to save Main Street from Wall Street and Wall Street from itself / Sheila Bair.

How the French invented love: nine hundred years of passion and romance / Marilyn Yalom.

Far from the tree: parents, children and the search for identity / Andrew Solomon.

Race-baiter: how the media wields dangerous words to divide a nation / Eric Deggans.

How to create a mind: the secret of human thought revealed / Ray Kurzweil.

The learning brain: memory and brain development in children / Torkel Klingberg ; translated by Neil Betteridge.

Flix 4 Free! – December 2012

Expendables 2 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!

Ai weiwei

The Bourne legacy

The Expendables 2

Moonrise kingdom

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