Dewey Diva Fall 2012 Picks

Adult List

A Biography of Robert  BaldwinA Biography of Robert Baldwin: The Morning Star of Memory by Michael S. Cross

Born in 1804, Robert Baldwin was a complex, troubled and exceptional man who was instrumental in bringing responsible government to Canada.

Oxford University Press – 9780195449549 - $39.95 HC – September 2012 – Biography



The Complete Journals of L.M. MontgomeryThe Complete Journals of L.M. Montgomery: The PEI Years, 1889-1900 by Mary Henley Rubio and Elizabeth Hillman Waterston

These journals follow Montgomery from ages 14-25 as she develops from a school girl into a confident writer. Accompanied by 224 of her own b&w photos, the journals offer an intimate look at the early life of one of Canada's favourite writers.

Oxford University Press – – 9780199002108 -$39.95 HC – June 2012 – Memoir



The Music of James BondThe Music of James Bond by Jon Burlingame

Each chapter contains the full backstory of the music for one Bond film and concludes with a reader friendly analysis of the score itself. Includes tales of temperamental artists, unexpected hits and surprising convergences of great music with unforgettable images.

Oxford University Press – – 9780199863303 -$37.95 HC – October 2012 – Music




A Small Town Near Auschwitz: Ordinary Nazis and the HolocaustA Small Town Near Auschwitz: Ordinary Nazis and the Holocaust by Mary Fulbrook

Mary Fulbrook pieces together the life of Udo Klausa, a civilian administrator in the Nazi regime, using a wealth of personal letters, memoirs, testimonies and interviews.

Oxford University Press – 9780199603305 - $34.95 HC – October 2012 – History




Smuggler Nation: How Illicit Trade Made America by Peter Andreas

Illicit imports into the US have ranged from African slaves in the 19th century, Canadian booze in the early 20th century and Mexican migrants and Columbian cocaine in the modern era.

Oxford University Press – 9780199746880 - $29.95 HC – November 2012 – History



The Sorcerer of BayreuthThe Sorcerer of Bayreuth: Richard Wagner, his Work and his World  by Barry Millington

This richly illustrated book considers a wide range of themes, including Wagner's original sources of inspiration, his compositional process, his relationships with both a wife and a mistress, his perplexing ideology.

Oxford University Press – 9780199933761 - $39.95 HC – November 2012 – Music




The Diner's Dictionary: Word Origins of Food & DrinkThe Diner's Dictionary: Word Origins of Food & Drink  by John Ayto

From basic ingredients to herbs, spices and traditional dishes to more exotic delicacies, this lively guide presents the meaning and word origin of over 2,300 food and drink terms.

Oxford University Press – 9780199640249 - $24.95 HC – November 2012 – Cooking



Serengeti Story: A Scientist in ParadiseSerengeti Story: A Scientist in Paradise by Anthony Sinclair

Sinclair describes the ecology and history of the world's greatest wildlife region as well as the drama of coping with civil wars, coups and tourists.

Oxford University Press – 9780199645527 - $34.95 HC – December 2012 – Science



Forged: Why Fakes are the Great Art of Our AgeForged: Why Fakes are the Great Art of Our Age  by Jonathan Keats

Combining lively biographies and art history, this book explores art forgery from ancient times to the present.

Oxford University Press – 9780199928354 - $21.95 HC – January 2013 – Art



Truth of Beauty: Science and the Quest for Order Truth of Beauty: Science and the Quest for Order  by David Orrell

Ideas of mathematical simplicity and elegance have inspired and sometimes misled scientists in their desire to find the laws that govern our universe.

Oxford University Press – 9780199002085 - $30.00 HC – October 2012 – Science