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World of fairs : the century-of-progress expositions / Robert W....World of fairs : the century-of-progress expositions / Robert W. RydellIn the depths of the Great Depression, when America’s future seemed bleak, nearly one hundred million people visited expositions celebrating the “century of progress.” These fairs fired the national imagination and served as cultural icons on which Americans fixed their hopes for prosperity and power.
Here : a biography of the new American continent / Anthony...Here : a biography of the new American continent / Anthony DePalma“We can only imagine how the hearts of the early Spanish explorers raced and their imaginations ran wild as they first set foot on the mainland of North America in the early sixteenth century. They knew little about the mysterious place where they raised the flag of their king. Frightened Indians in Cuba had spoken only of a great and bountiful land nearby.“
Goodbye, silver sister : poems / Jeanne FosterGoodbye, Silver...Goodbye, silver sister : poems / Jeanne FosterGoodbye, Silver Sister, Jeanne Foster’s second collection of poems, opens with a series of poems about a girl coming of age in pre-Katrina New Orleans, informed and haunted by the magic of the city. The powerful Pearl River forms the dividing line between adulthood and other worlds, both geographic and existential: “death, divorce, and the thousand other ways I would lose faith in the breastplate of love.”
Lady in gold : the extraordinary tale of Gustav Klimt’s...Lady in gold : the extraordinary tale of Gustav Klimt’s masterpiece, Portrait of Adele Bloch-Bauer / by Anne-Marie O'ConnorContributor to the Washington Post Anne-Marie O’Connor brilliantly regales us with the galvanizing story of Gustav Klimt’s 1907 masterpiece—the breathtaking portrait of a Viennese Jewish socialite, Adele Bloch-Bauer. The celebrated painting, stolen by Nazis during World War II, subsequently became the subject of a decade-long dispute between her heirs and the Austrian government.
It’s the 5th week of school, and there’s still so...It’s the 5th week of school, and there’s still so much that many students don’t know about the #SMClibrary! Regram, or tell a friend! #librarytiptuesday #omgsmc #gaels2019 (at Saint Mary’s College Library)
You came here to die, didn’t you : registering Black...You came here to die, didn’t you : registering Black voters one soul at a time, South Carolina, 1965 / Sherie Holbrook LabedisIn You Came Here to Die, Didn’t You, Sherie Labedis recounts history in the making. By turns terrifying, touching, and provoking, her experience as one of a handful of white college students registering black voters in rural South Carolina during the summer of 1965 is riveting.
Get caught reading a banned book! Stop by the library and take...Get caught reading a banned book! Stop by the library and take your own mugshot with your favorite banned book. Tag us if you’d like us to share it. #smclibrary #omgsmc
Based on the journals of a nineteenth-century African-American...Based on the journals of a nineteenth-century African-American man, a firsthand history chronicles the life and times of Amos Webber–Civil War veteran, conductor on the Underground Railroad, political activist, and founder of the African-American fraternal movement.
This book tells the compelling saga of American higher education...This book tells the compelling saga of American higher education from the founding of Harvard College in 1636 to the outbreak of World War II. The most in-depth and authoritative history of the subject available,The History of American Higher Education traces how colleges and universities were shaped by the shifting influences of culture, the emergence of new career opportunities, and the unrelenting advancement of knowledge.
Bold unfolds in three parts. Part One focuses on the exponential...Bold unfolds in three parts. Part One focuses on the exponential technologies that are disrupting today’s Fortune 500 companies and enabling upstart entrepreneurs to go from “I’ve got an idea” to “I run a billion-dollar company” far faster than ever before. The authors provide exceptional insight into the power of 3D printing, artificial intelligence, robotics, networks and sensors, and synthetic biology.
Deadly documents : technical communication, organizational...Deadly documents : technical communication, organizational discourse, and the Holocaust : lessons from the rhetorical work of everyday texts / Mark Ward, Sr.Scholars, teachers, and practitioners of organizational, professional, and technical communication and rhetoric are target audiences for a new book that reaches across those disciplines to explore the dynamics of the Holocaust. More than a history, the book uses the extreme case of the Final Solution to illumine the communicative constitution of organizations and to break new ground on destructive organizational communication and e...
Hopscotch, anyone? (ok, really, it’s just taping before...Hopscotch, anyone? (ok, really, it’s just taping before the addition of a new range of shelving. But we couldn’t resist jazzing it up.) (at Saint Mary’s College of California)
The next war in the air : Britain’s fear of the bomber,...The next war in the air : Britain’s fear of the bomber, 1908-1941 / Brett HolmanIn the early twentieth century, the new technology of flight changed warfare irrevocably, not only on the battlefield, but also on the home front. As prophesied before 1914, Britain in the First World War was effectively no longer an island, with its cities attacked by Zeppelin airships and Gotha bombers in one of the first strategic bombing campaigns.
Looking for the printers on the second floor? Now we have more...Looking for the printers on the second floor? Now we have more visible signs to point them out! #smclibrary #omgsmc (at Saint Mary’s College Library)
Our NYTimes rep is here today showing faculty and staff all the...Our NYTimes rep is here today showing faculty and staff all the educational resources the college’s New York Times license offers. (2 more presentations today @ 11:45 and 3:00, drop-ins welcome!) Stop by #smclibrary and pick up a flyer with instructions on how to sign up for unlimited nytimes.com access, or contact librarian Linda Wobbe with questions. #omgsmc (at Saint Mary’s College Library)
God in the machine : video games and religion / Liel LeibovitzIf...God in the machine : video games and religion / Liel LeibovitzIf he were alive today, what might Heidegger say about Halo, the popular video game franchise? What would Augustine think about Assassin’s Creed ? What could Maimonides teach us about Nintendo’s eponymous hero, Mario?
In honor of Pope Francis’s visit to the U.S. and President...In honor of Pope Francis’s visit to the U.S. and President Donahue’s attendance at his address to Congress, #SMClibrary is showing off some of our collections by and about the Pope. Come check them out! #omgsmc (at Saint Mary’s College Library)
Some men : feminist allies in the movement to end violence...Some men : feminist allies in the movement to end violence against women / Michael A. Messner, Max A. Greenberg, and Tal PeretzWhat does it mean for men to join with women as allies in preventing sexual assault and domestic violence? Based on life history interviews with men and women anti-violence activists aged 22 to 70,Some Men explores the strains and tensions of men’s work as feminist allies.
School shooters : understanding high school, college, and...School shooters : understanding high school, college, and adult perpetrators / Peter LangmanSchool shootings scare everyone, even those not immediately affected. They make national and international news. They make parents afraid to send their children off to school. But they also lead to generalizations about those who perpetrate them. Most assumptions about the perpetrators are wrong and many of the warning signs are missed until it’s too late.
God’s bankers : a history of money and power at the...God’s bankers : a history of money and power at the Vatican / Gerald PosnerFrom a master chronicler of legal and financial misconduct, a magnificent investigation nine years in the making, this book traces the political intrigue and inner workings of the Catholic Church. Decidedly not about faith, belief in God, or religious doctrine, this book is about the church’s accumulation of wealth and its byzantine entanglements with financial markets across the world.