A Shau Valor : American combat operations in the valley of death : 1963-1971
Call Number: 959.704342 Yar 2016
Publication Date: 2016-03-22
Into the Valley of Death -- The rise and fall of Camp A Shau -- Project Delta invades the A Shau -- SOG: west of the A Shau -- Annus Horribilis: 1968 -- Operation Dewey Canyon -- Eleven times up Hamburger Hill -- Ripcord: valor in defeat -- A Shau fini: the ninth year -- A bard for the grunts.
A Soldier's Dream : Captain Travis Patriquin and the awakening of Iraq
Call Number: 956.7044342 Doyle 2011
Publication Date: 2012-06-05
Tells the story of U.S. Army captain and Arab linguist Travis Patriquin, who rallied support for a tribal revolt by Sunni Arab sheiks of Anbar province against Al Qaeda, creating a turning point that dramatically lowered area violence.
Call Number: 960 Wiafe
Publication Date: 2016-07-28
Historical Background (Pre-Colonial period) -- The Colonial Period -- North Africa -- West Africa -- Central Africa -- East Africa -- Indian Ocean Island Nations -- Southern Africa -- Web Sites and Selected Bibliography of Key English Language Sources.
American Insurgents, American Patriots : the revolution of the people
Call Number: 973.3 Breen 2010
Publication Date: 2011-05-10
"Before there could be a revolution, there was a rebellion; before patriots, there were insurgents. Challenging decades of received wisdom, T.H. Breen's strikingly original book explains how ordinary Americans-- most of them members of farm families living in small communities-- were drawn into a successful insurgency against imperial authority. This is the compelling story of our national political origins that most Americans do not know. It is a story of rumor, charity, vengeance, and restraint. American insurgents, American patriots reminds us that revolutions are violent events. They provoke passion and rage, a willingness to use violence to achieve political ends, a deep sense of betrayal, and a strong religious conviction that God expects an oppressed people to defend their rights. The American Revolution was no exception."--Jacket.
East and Southeast Asia 2016-2017
Call Number: 950 Leibo 2016-2017
Publication Date: 2016-07-29
"Every day brings news of developments important for understanding an entire region. With that in mind, for almost four decades the annual publication East and Southeast Asia has allowed readers to keep abreast of developments. The goal ... remains that of offering enough of the political, social, environmental and economic background needed to understand those events." -- from the 49th edition introduction.
Call Number: 658.15 Fin
Publication Date: 2014-03-11
Intimidated by corporate finance? The numbers (and the jargon) can feel overwhelming--but you have to understand them to manage effectively. "Finance Basics" explains the fundamentals simply and quickly, introducing you to key terms and concepts such as: - How to navigate financial statements- How to weigh costs and benefits- What's involved in budgeting and forecasting- How to gauge a company's financial health About HBR's 20-Minute Manager Series: Don't have much time? Get up to speed fast on the most essential business skills with HBR's 20-Minute Manager series. Whether you need a crash course or a brief refresher, each book in the series is a concise, practical primer that will help you brush up on a key management topic. Advice you can quickly read and apply, for ambitious professionals and aspiring executives--from the most trusted source in business.
Grit : the power of passion and perseverance
Call Number: 158.1 Duck 2016
Publication Date: 2016-05-03
Why do some people succeed and others fail? Sharing new insights from her landmark research on grit, MacArthur genius grant recipient Angela Duckworth explains why talent is hardly a guarantor of success. Rather, other factors can be even more crucial, such as identifying our passions and following through on our commitments. Drawing on her own story as the daughter of a scientist who frequently bemoaned her lack of smarts, Duckworth describes her winding path through teaching, business consulting, and neuroscience, which led to the hypothesis that what really drives success is not "genius" but a special blend of passion and long-term perseverance.
Incarnations : a history of India in fifty lives
Call Number: 954.0099 Khil 2016
Publication Date: 2016-09-20
"An entertaining and provocative account of India's past, written by one of the country's leading thinkers. For all of India's myths, its sea of stories and moral epics, Indian history remains a curiously unpeopled place. In Incarnations, Sunil Khilnani fills that space, recapturing the human dimension of how the world's largest democracy came to be. His trenchant portraits of emperors, warriors, philosophers, film stars, and corporate titans-- some famous, some unjustly forgotten-- bring feeling, wry humor, and uncommon insight to dilemmas that extend from ancient times to our own. As he journeys across the country and through its past, Khilnani uncovers more than just history. In rocket launches and ayurvedic call centers, in slum temples and Bollywood studios, in California communes and grimy ports, he examines the continued, and often surprising, relevance of the men and women who have made India--and the world--what it is. We encounter the Buddha, 'the first human personality'; the ancient Sanskrit linguist who inspires computer programmers today; the wit and guile of India's Machiavelli; and the medieval poets who mocked rituals and caste. In the twentieth century, Khilnani sets Gandhi and other political icons of the independence era next to actresses, photographers, and entrepreneurs. Incarnations is an ideal introduction to India--and a provocative and sophisticated reinterpretation of its history"-- Provided by publisher.
Nordic, Central, and Southeastern Europe 2016-2017
Call Number: 943 Payer 2016-2017
Publication Date: 2016-09-02
"This is an annually updated presentation of each sovereign country in Nordic, Central and Southeastern Europe, past and present. It is organized by individual chapters for each country and presents a complete and authoritative overview of each region’s geography, people, history, political system, constitution, parliament, decentralization and states if a federation, parties, political leaders, and elections. There are also sections on foreign and defense policy, economy, culture, future, and a comprehensive bibliography. The combination of factual accuracy and up-to-date detail along with its informed projections make this an outstanding resource for researchers, practitioners in international development, media professionals, government officials, potential investors and students. Now in its 16th edition, the content is thorough yet perfect for a one-semester introductory course or general library reference. Available in both print and e-book formats and priced low to fit student and library budgets." -- publisher description
One Day in the Life of the English Language
Call Number: 428.2 Cioffi 2015
Publication Date: 2015-03-01
Using real-world sentences rather than invented ones, One Day in the Life of the English Language gives students the motivation to apply grammatical principles correctly and efficiently. Frank Cioffi argues that proper form undergirds effective communication and ultimately even makes society work more smoothly, while nonstandard English often marginalizes or stigmatizes a writer. He emphasizes the evolving nature of English usage and debunks some cherished but flawed grammar precepts.
Call Number: 956.7044342 Deane
Publication Date: 2016-05-31
The Battle of Ramadi is widely considered the Gettysburg of the Iraq War, and Ramadi Declassified puts the reader into the middle of the fighting. Colonel Deane tells the powerful story of his troops' sacrifice and innovation in raw, gripping detail as he outlines both the path to success in defeating Al Qaeda, and the causes of the unraveling chaos now choking the life out of present day Iraq.
Russia and Eurasia 2016-2017
Call Number: Russia & Eurasia 2016-2017
Publication Date: 2016-08-25
Introduction -- The Russian Federation -- The Commonwealth of Independent States -- Western Republics -- Transcaucasian Republics -- Central Asian Republics -- Web Sites and Bibliography
The Global Vatican : an inside look at the Catholic church, world politics, and the extraordinary relationship between the United States and the Holy See
Call Number: 327.456 Rooney
Publication Date: 2013-11-01
"From the centuries-long prejudices against Catholics in America to the efforts of fascism, communism, and modern terrorist organizations to 'break the cross and spill the wine, ' this book brings to life the Catholic Church's role in world history, particularly in the realm of diplomacy. Former U.S. ambassador to the Holy See Francis Rooney provides a comprehensive guide to the remarkable path the Vatican has navigated to the present day and a first-person account of what that path looks and feels like from an American diplomat whose experience lent him the ultimate insider's perspective. Part memoir, part historical lesson, The Global Vatican captures the braided nature of religious and political power and the complexities, battles, and future prospects for the relationship between the Holy See and the United States as both face challenges old and new."--Jacket.
The Middle East and South Asia 2016-2017
Call Number: 956 Cantey
Publication Date: 2016-08-22
"This volume is designed to place in context the passionate controversies and emotional attachments of the two billion people who live, study, work, love, and die in the Middle East and South Asia. Understanding these regions means more than annually-updated details of the governments, politics, cultures, and economies of the twenty-four nations and assorted territories. Special chapters address significant issues of continuing international importance, including access to water, the role of oil, and the 2011 Arab spring. Both regions, after all, contain types of people misunderstood and often intensely disliked by others. Where religion intrudes on politics—the Afghan Taliban oppose educating girls, Hindu fanatics rampage in India, Iranian militiamen shoot demonstrators, Islamic extremists impose sharia, and Jewish Ultra-Orthodox send women to the back of the bus—readers bombarded with superficial news bites and slanted reporting might never sense the other accomplishments of these same societies. Islamic charities and societies bring relief to the impoverished, Israel’s scholars win Nobel prizes, and most Indians cherish long-standing religious toleration. The author of this volume attempts to let the reader draw conclusions from the evidence." -- from the publisher website.
The Sheriff of Ramadi
Call Number: 956.7044345 Couch 2008
Publication Date: 2010-09-15
In this ground-breaking book, best-selling author and former U.S. Navy SEAL Dick Couch reports on the actions of the SEAL Task Unit during the Battle of Ramadi in Iraq s al-Anbar Province between 2005 and 2007. When he began his research, the author thought he would be writing about the SEALs courage in the face of a losing cause. Instead, he discovered a startling success story whose importance has gone unrecognized in the war against al-Qaeda. Couch argues that the lessons of Ramadi, with SEALs fighting alongside regular forces in an urban war zone, call for using this strategy more widely.
The Strong Gray Line : war-time reflections from the West Point class of 2004
Call Number: 956.7044342 Wallace
Publication Date: 2015-10-16
"To preserve the memory of their service during the tumultuous 11 years since their commissioning as Army officers, members of the West Point class of 2004 have written The Strong Gray Line. This class has suffered the highest casualty rate since those that graduated during the Vietnam War. In this book, fourteen of their classmates who lost their lives fighting the Global War on Terror are profiled to help the reader gain an understanding of the bond forged between classmates during their time at West Point, a bond that transcends the separation of death. In addition to the stirring profiles, thirteen personal essays detail some of the most brutal fighting in Iraq and Afghanistan in addition to the struggles endured by those on the home front. These stories range from visceral observations of combat to a wife's anxious wait for her husband to return home. Holistically, these stories define an emotional spectrum that enables the reader to connect not only with the experience of the class of 2004, but also with every man and woman who served their country in time of war. What separates The Strong Gray Line from other war memoirs is the illustration of the endurance of the bond forged at West Point. It is fitting that these exceptional young service members be remembered and revered, not only as examples of selfless and intrepid officership, but also as monuments to the thousands of fellow Americans who served alongside them." --Jacket flap.
The Voting Rights War : the NAACP and the ongoing struggle for justice
Call Number: 323.1196073 Brown
Publication Date: 2016-08-22
"The Voting Rights War tells the story of the ongoing struggle to achieve voting equality through 100 years of work by the NAACP at the Supreme Court. From Plessy v. Ferguson through today's conflicts around voter suppression, the book highlights the challenges facing African American voters and the work of the NAACP"-- Provided by publisher.
The Wisdom of Solomon and Us : the quest for meaning, morality and a deeper relationship with God
Call Number: 223.06 Angel
Publication Date: 2016-05-16
"More than biblical commentary, Rabbi Angel shows how Solomon's wisdom can soothe the contemporary disquiet of all of us seeking a thoughtful, challenging and spiritually vibrant approach to live." -- from the cover.
Western Europe 2016-2017
Call Number: 940.55 Thompson 2016-2017
Publication Date: 2016-07-20
The World Today Series: Western Europe is an annually updated presentation of each sovereign country in Western Europe, past and present. It is organized by individual chapters for each country expertly covering the region's geography, people, history, political system, constitution, parliament, decentralization and states if a federation, parties, political leaders and elections. There are also sections on foreign and defense policy, economy, culture, future and a comprehensive bibliography. The combination of factual accuracy and up-to-date detail along with its informed projections make this an outstanding resource for researchers, practitioners in international development, media professionals, government officials, potential investors and students.
William Tecumseh Sherman : in the service of my country : a life
Call Number: 355.0092 McDon 2016
Publication Date: 2016-06-14
"A major new biography of one of America's most storied military figures. General Sherman's 1864 burning of Atlanta solidified his legacy as a ruthless leader. Yet Sherman proved far more complex than his legendary military tactics reveal. James Lee McDonough offers fresh insight into a man tormented by the fear that history would pass him by, who was plagued by personal debts, and who lived much of his life separated from his family. As a soldier, Sherman evolved from a spirited student at West Point into a general who steered the Civil War's most decisive campaigns, rendered here in graphic detail. Lamenting casualties, Sherman sought the war's swift end by devastating Southern resources in the Carolinas and on his famous March to the Sea. This meticulously researched biography explores Sherman's warm friendship with Ulysses S. Grant, his strained relationship with his wife, Ellen, and his unassuageable grief over the death of his young son, Willy. The result is a remarkable, comprehensive life of an American icon whose legacy resonates to this day." --Publisher description.
Writing Well for Business Success : a complete guide to style, grammar, and usage at work
Call Number: 808.042 Lamb 2015
Publication Date: 2015-09-01
"So much of success in business depends on writing well. From resumes to reports, proposals to presentations, Writing Well for Business Success will help you communicate your ideas clearly, quickly and effectively. It will help you distill your message into a well-targeted statement; ace the elements of style; write what you want to say in emails, business plans and more; master the tricks of editing yourself. Presented in author Sandra Lamb's lighthearted and easy accessible style, this little book is an essential desk reference guide for the modern working world"-- Provided by publisher.