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Wondering why some cities observe Indigenous Peoples Day instead...Wondering why some cities observe Indigenous Peoples Day instead of Columbus Day? Pick up a book from the current #smclibrary lobby display and learn more about Columbus’s ideas, actions, and legacy. #omgsmc (at Saint Mary’s College Library)
Circus maximus : the economic gamble behind hosting the Olympics...Circus maximus : the economic gamble behind hosting the Olympics and the World Cup / Andrew ZimbalistThe numbers are staggering: China spent $40 billion to host the 2008 Summer Olympic Games in Beijing and Russia spent $50 billion for the 2014 Sochi Winter Games. Brazil’s total expenditures are thought to have been as much as $20 billion for the World Cup this summer and Qatar, which will be the site of the 2022 World Cup, is estimating that it will spend $200 billion.
Walking with the wind : a memoir of the movement / John Lewis...Walking with the wind : a memoir of the movement / John Lewis with Michael D'OrsoThe son of an Alabama sharecropper, and now a sixth-term United States Congressman, John Lewis has led an extraordinary life, one that found him at the epicenter of the civil rights movement in the late ‘50s and '60s. As Chairman of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC), Lewis was present at all the major battlefields of the movement.
Nature in the balance : the economics of biodiversity / edited...Nature in the balance : the economics of biodiversity / edited by Dieter Helm and Cameron HepburnThis book sets out the building blocks of an economic approach to biodiversity, and in particular brings together conceptual and empirical work on valuation, international agreements, the policy instruments, and the institutions. The objective is to provide a comprehensive overview of the issues and evidence, and to suggest how this very urgent problem should be addressed.
The blind man and the loon : the story of a tale / Craig...The blind man and the loon : the story of a tale / Craig MishlerThe story of the Blind Man and the Loon is a living Native folktale about a blind man who is betrayed by his mother or wife but whose vision is magically restored by a kind loon. Variations of this tale are told by Native storytellers all across Alaska, arctic Canada, Greenland, the Northwest Coast, and even into the Great Basin and the Great Plains.
To the war poets / John GreeningIn To the War Poets John...To the war poets / John GreeningIn To the War Poets John Greening sends dispatches across the decades. In a sequence of verse letters he addresses the poets of the First World War directly, making connections yet always aware of distance: ‘No larks, / just the passing of traffic.’
Miseducating Americans : distortions of historical understanding...Miseducating Americans : distortions of historical understanding / Richard F. HamiltonIn Miseducating Americans, Richard F. Hamilton examines accounts of American history appearing in textbooks and popular accounts and compares these with the reports contained in scholarly monographs. The task: to determine how certain myths and misconstructions became accepted as recorded history. Hamilton provides much needed correction of those misleading accounts.
#LibraryTipTuesday: Visit our table at the Career, Grad School,...#LibraryTipTuesday: Visit our table at the Career, Grad School, and Internship Fair tomorrow 12-2:30 to learn about Vault Career Intelligence and the Library’s other career research resources! #smclibrary #omgsmc (at Saint Mary’s College Library)
The grassroots health care revolution : how companies across...The grassroots health care revolution : how companies across America are dramatically cutting their health care costs while improving care / John TorinusWhen exploding health care costs threatened Serigraphs solvency, the CEO went outside the box to find a solution. John Torinus Jr. applied innovative, cutting-edge strategies to cut his health care expenses well below the national average while improvinghis employees care. Now, across America, leading companies are following Serigraphs example. There is a revolution brewing.
Left brain, right stuff : how leaders make winning decisions /...Left brain, right stuff : how leaders make winning decisions / Phil RosenzweigThe great paradox is that while we know a great deal about how we make routine decisions–from the way shoppers pick a box of cereal to how investors buy or sell–we know little about the most complex and consequential decisions of all–for example, whether to start a company, manage the risks of a business, or bid for a project and bring it to a successful completion.
All the wild that remains : Edward Abbey, Wallace Stegner, and...All the wild that remains : Edward Abbey, Wallace Stegner, and the American West / David GessnerArchetypal wild man Edward Abbey and proper, dedicated Wallace Stegner left their footprints all over the western landscape. Now, award-winning nature writer David Gessner follows the ghosts of these two remarkable writer-environmentalists from Stegner’s birthplace in Saskatchewan to the site of Abbey’s pilgrimages to Arches National Park in Utah, braiding their stories and asking how they speak to the lives of all those who care about the West.
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.