New Titles for Lifelong Learning

May 2, 2012

Annotations from Baker & Taylor or Ingram
 
The Communist Manifesto
Marx, Karl / Engels, Friedrich / Hobsbawm, E. J. (INT)
The political tract in which Marx presented the core of his philosophy and revolutionary program, with an introduction analyzing its significance to the realities of today and to Marx’s own times.
 
Cronkite
Brinkley, Douglas
Offers a candid look at the renowned, yet fiercely private, journalist and news anchor who reported on some of the biggest stories of the twentieth century.
 
Exit: The Endings That Set Us Free
Lawrence-Lightfoot, Sara
A sociologist explores the ways people leave one thing and move on to the next; how they anticipate, define, and reflect on departures; and epiphanies that something is over.
 
The Honest Truth About Dishonesty: How We Lie to Everyone—especially Ourselves
Ariely, Dan
Explores the question of dishonesty from Washington to Wall Street, and the classroom to the workplace, to examine why cheating is so prevalent and what can be done to prevent it.
 
The Last Full Measure: How Soldiers Die in Battle
Stephenson, Michael
Behind every soldier’s death lies a story, a tale not just of the cold mathematics of the battlefield but of an individual human being who gave his life. What psychological and cultural pressures brought him to his fate? What lies and truths convinced him to march toward his death? Covering warfare from prehistory through the present day, The Last Full Measure tells these soldiers’ stories, ultimately capturing the experience of war as few books ever have.
 
Masters of Command: Alexander, Hannibal, Caesar, and the Genius of Leadership
Strauss, Barry
Analyzes the leadership and strategies of three forefront military leaders from the ancient world, offers insight into the purposes behind their conflicts, and shows what today’s leaders can glean from their successes and failures.
 
Subliminal: How Your Unconscious Mind Rules Your Behavior
Mlodinow, Leonard
An examination of the ways in which the unconscious mind shapes everyday life traces recent scientific advances to reveal the pivotal role of the subliminal mind in influencing experiences and relationships. By the author of The Drunkard’s Walk.
 
This Is How: Proven Aid in Overcoming Shyness, Molestation, Fatness, Spinsterhood, Grief, Disease, Lushery, Decrepitude & More, for Young and Old Alike
Burroughs, Augusten
Draws on the author’s roller-coaster experiences with limited opportunities, successes, and failures, to offer darkly humorous advice on surviving everything from riding elevators and gaining weight to finishing drinks and finding love.
 
The Weight of the Nation: Surprising Lessons About Diets, Food, and Fat from the Extraordinary Series From HBO Documentary Series
Hoffman, John / Salerno, Judith A., M.D. / Moss, Alexandra / Brownell, Kelly D., Ph.D. (FRW) / Fineberg, Harvey V., M.D., Ph.D. (AFT)
A tie-in to the Spring 2012 documentary, co-authored by the producer of the Emmy Award-winning The Alzheimer’s Project, cites soaring obesity rates while challenging popular opinions about weight gain, analyzing the epidemic from various angles and outlining recommendations for promoting healthy lifestyles in children. TV tie-in.
Posted by Jenifer Brown
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