Dewey Diva Fall 2011 Picks
Maple Leaf Empire: Canada, Britain, and Two World Warsby Jonathan Vance
Maple Leaf Empire chronicles the deepening ties between Canada and Britain during the two World Wars. Told through the stories of individual Canadians caught up in these conflicts, it paints a vivid picture of the maturing relation-ship between the two countries.
Oxford University Press – 9780195448092 - $29.95 HC – September 2011 – Canadian History
Hollywood Left and Right: How Movie Stars Shaped American Politics by Steven J. Ross
Ross reveals how the film industry's engagement in politics has been longer, deeper, and more varied than most people would imagine
Oxford University Press – 9780195181722 - $32.95 HC – September 2011 – Politics
Heinrich Himmler: A Life by Peter Longerich
Heinrich Himmler was Hitler's top enforcer, in charge of the Gestapo, the SS, and the so-called Final Solution. Longerich explains how such a banal personality was able to attain such a historically unique position of power.
Oxford University Press – 9780199592326 - $34.95 HC – November 2011 – History
Missing Links: In Search of Human Origins by John Reader
John Reader's vivid narrative reveals both the context in which our ancestors evolved and also the realities confronting modern science.
Oxford University Press – 9780199276851 - $34.95 HC – November 2011 – Science
How to Think like a Neanderthal by Thomas Wynn, Frederick L. Coolidge
The authors provide a brilliant account of the mental life of Neandertals, drawing on the most recent fossil and archaeological remains.
Oxford University Press – 9780199742820 - $27.95 HC – December 2011 – Science
The Castrato and His Wife by Helen Berry
Opera singer and castrato, Giusto Tenducci, was one of the most famous celebrities of the eighteenth century. This book offers a compelling account of an unconventional love story and fascinating insight into the world of opera.
Oxford University Press – 9780199569816 - $29.95 HC – September 2012 – History/Music
Christ to Coke: How Images Becomes Icon by Martin Kemp
How does an image become iconic? This lavishly illustrated book illuminates eleven universally recognized images, both historical and contemporary.
The Oxford Companion to Beer by Garrett Oliver
Attractively illustrated with over 140 images, this book covers everything from the technical elements of the brewing process to the social and political implications of sharing a beer.
Oxford University Press – 9780195367133 - $65.00 HC – October 2011 – Reference