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Infamy: The Shocking Story of the Japanese American Internment in World War II by
Call Number: D769.8.A6 R43 2016
*LOS ANGELES TIMES BESTSELLER; NEW YORK TIMES BOOK REVIEW EDITOR'S CHOICE*
Bestselling author Richard Reeves provides an authoritative account of the internment of more than 120,000 Japanese-Americans and Japanese aliens during World War II. After Japan bombed Pearl Harbor, President Roosevelt signed an executive order that forced more than 120,000 Japanese Americans into primitive camps for the rest of war. Their only crime: looking like the enemy. In Infamy, acclaimed historian Richard Reeves delivers a sweeping narrative of this atrocity. Men we usually consider heroes--FDR, Earl Warren, Edward R. Murrow--were in this case villains. We also learn of internees who joined the military to fight for the country that had imprisoned their families, even as others fought for their rights all the way to the Supreme Court. The heart of the book, however, tells the poignant stories of those who endured years in war relocation camps; many of whom suffered this injustice with remarkable grace. Racism and war hysteria led to one of the darkest episodes in American history. But by recovering the past,Infamy has given voice to those who ultimately helped the nation better understand the true meaning of patriotism.
The Anime Encyclopedia
Call Number: NC1766.J3 C53 2015
Over 1,000 new entries, over 4,000 updates and corrections, countless old arguments ended (and new ones begun). This 3rd edition of The Anime Encyclopedia brings the landmark reference work up to date with six additional years of information on Japanese animation, its practitioners and products, as well as incisive thematic entries on anime history and culture.
Flourishing with Food Allergies by
Call Number: RC596 .A64 2008
20+ interviews with families and professionals that empower the reader with knowledge that will help them parent, treat, teach or care for a young child with food allergies. They describe different experiences, attitudes, and beliefs about the increase in food allergies in children and other disorders that might be affected by food allergies such as asthma and ADHD.
Lesson Plan: An Agenda for Change in American Higher Education
Call Number: LA227.4 .B685 2016
In this brief and accessible book, two leading experts show that many so-called crises--from the idea that typical students are drowning in debt to the belief that tuition increases are being driven by administrative bloat--are exaggerated or simply false.
"Io Lani: The Hawaiian Hawk
Call Number: QL696.F32 C482 2013
This book tells the story of the Hawaiian hawk, once the symbol of Hawaiian royalty, now a threatened species found only on the island of Hawaii.
Long Hops: Making Sense of Bird Migration
Call Number: QL698.9 .D46 2016
Each year thousands of these hardy migrants fly 2,500 miles nonstop from Alaska to Hawai'i. How do they endure such marathon journeys, and how on earth do they know which direction to travel over featureless ocean?
But What If We're Wrong? by
Call Number: E169.12 .K5548 2016
But What If We're Wrong? visualizes the contemporary world as it will appear to those who'll perceive it as the distant past. It's a seemingly impossible achievement: a book about the things we cannot know, explained as if we did. It's about how we live now, once "now" has become "then."
Call Number: GN193 .S74 2016
From a completely bald beauty queen with alopecia to the famed hair-hang circus act, Stenn weaves the history of hair through a variety of captivating examples, with sources varying from renaissance merchants diaries to interviews with wig makers, modern barbers, and more.
Magic and Loss: The Internet as Art by
Call Number: HM851 .H43 2016
A digital-culture expert who writes for The New York Times Magazine discusses the logic, aesthetics, cultural potential and societal impact of the Internet, a medium that favors speed, accuracy, wit, prolificacy and versatility.
The Lynching: The Epic Courtroom Battle That Brought Down the Klan by
Call Number: KF228.D64 L43 2016
The New York Times bestselling author of The Kennedy Women chronicles the powerful and spellbinding true story of a brutal race-based killing in 1981 and subsequent trials that undid one of the most pernicious organizations in American history--the Ku Klux Klan.
How to Clone a Mammoth by
Call Number: QL88 .S49 2015
Could extinct species like mammoths and passenger pigeons be brought back to life? The science says yes. In [this book], Beth Shapiro, evolutionary biologist and pioneer in 'ancient DNA' research, walks readers through the astonishing and controversial process of de-extinction.
Virus: An Illustrated Guide to 101 Incredible Microbes by
Call Number: QR360 .R66 2016
This stunningly illustrated book provides a rare window into the amazing, varied, and often beautiful world of viruses. Contrary to popular belief, not all viruses are bad for you. The concise entries that follow highlight important or interesting facts about each virus. Written by a leading authority, this handsomely illustrated guide reveals the unseen wonders of the microbial world. It will give you an entirely new appreciation for viruses.
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FASHION & DANCE
Little Black Dress: From Mourning to Night by
Call Number: GT2060 .M49 2016
Richly illustrated with seventy full-color photos of dresses and accessories spanning 150 years, and including information about the designer, original owner, and historical context for each, readers will find Little Black Dress a stylish guide to this wardrobe essential.
Dance and Fashion
Call Number: GV1789.2 .D36 2013
Lavishly illustrated with both contemporary and historical images, the book features essays by ten fashion experts, who explore various aspects of the reciprocal relationship between dance and fashion, from the liberating effects of the tango to the influence of ballet on Japanese girl culture.
American Dance: The Complete Illustrated History
Call Number: GV1623 .F84 2014
The most comprehensive, beautiful book ever to be published on dance in America. A lavishly illustrated history of American dance; covers more than four centuries, from Native American ceremonial dances to the early 21st century.
E-book of the Week
Christmas in America: A History
Call Number: E-BOOK
Filled with colorful detail and shining insight, Christmas in America reveals not only much about the emergence of the holiday, but also what our celebrations tell us about ourselves.
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