News from the Reference Desk Category: Women

New and Forthcoming Books – February 2020

Almost every day new books arrive at the Library to be processed and then placed on the shelf or in your hands. Take a look at some of the books that have arrived most recently at the Library. Ask for more titles at the Research Services Desk!

New in Vegan Baking

Sweet Vegan Treats book cover Modern Vegan Baking book cover Easy Vegan Baking book coverThe Joy of Vegan Baking book cover

Sweet Vegan Treats by Hannah Kaminsky

Modern Vegan Baking by Gretchen Price

Easy Vegan Baking by Kimberly Potts

The Joy of Vegan Baking by Colleen Patrick-Goudreau

 

New in Movies

Hollywood Black: The Stars, the Films, the Filmmakers book cover Dynamic Dames: 50 Leading Ladies Who Made History book cover The Movie Musical book cover

Hollywood Black: The Stars, the Films, the Filmmakers by Donald Bogle

Dynamic Dames: 50 Leading Ladies Who Made History by Sloan De Forest

The Movie Musical by Jeanine Basinger

New in the Classic Literature 

Beowulf: A Verse Translation: Authoritative Text, Contexts, Criticism Translated book cover The Penguin Classics Book book cover Japanese Ghost Stories book cover

The World of Sanditon: The Secrets, Romance and History Behind Jane Austen's Final Story book cover
Beowulf: A Verse Translation: Authoritative Text, Contexts, Criticism Translated by Seamus Heaney; edited by Daniel Donoghue

The Penguin Classics Book by Henry Eliot

Japanese Ghost Stories edited by Lafcadio Hearn

The World of Sanditon: The Secrets, Romance and History Behind Jane Austen’s Final Story by Sara Sheridan

New in History

The Seine: The River That Made Paris book cover The Newish Jewish Encyclopedia: From Abraham to Zabar's and Everything in Between book cover Roman Mythology: A Traveler's Guide from Troy to Tivoli book cover

The Seine: The River That Made Paris by Elaine Sciolino

The Newish Jewish Encyclopedia: From Abraham to Zabar’s and Everything in Between by Stephanie Butnick, Liel Leibovitz, and Mark Oppenheimer

New and Forthcoming Books – January 2020

Almost every day new books arrive at the Library to be processed and then placed on the shelf or in your hands. Take a look at some of the books that have arrived most recently at the Library. Ask for more titles at the Research Services Desk!

New in Pop Culture

Carpenters: An Illustrated Discography book cover Entertaining with Disney: Exceptional Events from Mickey Mouse to Moana! book cover The Way We All Became the Brady Bunch: How the Canceled Sitcom Became the Beloved Pop Culture Icon We are Still Talking About Today book coverMovies (and Other Things): A Collection of Questions Asked, Answered, Illustrated book cover

Carpenters: An Illustrated Discography by Randy L. Schmidt

Entertaining with Disney: Exceptional Events from Mickey Mouse to Moana! by Amy Croushorn

The Way We All became the Brady Bunch: How the Canceled Sitcom became the Beloved Pop Culture Icon We are still Talking about Today by Kimberly Potts

 

New in History

Army of the Roman Emperors book cover Dress in the Age of Jane Austen: Regency Fashion book cover Women: The National Geographic Image Collection

Army of the Roman Emperors by Thomas Fischer

Dress in the Age of Jane Austen: Regency Fashion by Hilary Davidson

Women: The National Geographic Image Collection introduction by Susan Goldberg, editor in chief of National Geographic magazine

New in the Humanities

The New Annotated H.P. Lovecraft: Beyond Arkham book cover Gilgamesh: The Life of a Poem book cover The Pre-Raphaelites book cover

The New Annotated H.P. Lovecraft: Beyond Arkham by Howard Phillips Lovecraft ; edited with a foreword and notes by Leslie S. Klinger with additional research by Janet Byrne

Gilgamesh: The Life of a Poem by Michael Schmidt

The Pre-Raphaelites by Aurélie Petiot ; translated from the French by Jane Marie Todd.

New in Travel and Geography

Atlas Obscura: The 2nd Edition. An Explorer's Guide to the World's Hidden Wonders book cover The Globetrotter: Victorian Excursions in India, China, and Japan book cover The Unique States of America: Can't-Miss Experiences Across the USA book coverWanderlust: A Traveler's Guide to the Globe book cover

Atlas Obscura: An Explorer’s Guide to the World’s Hidden Wonders by Joshua Foer, Dylan Thuras & Ella Morton

The Globetrotter: Victorian Excursions in India, China and Japan by Amy Miller

Wanderlust: A Traveler’s Guide to the Globe by Philippe Gloaguen

New and Forthcoming Nonfiction – August 2019

Almost every day new books arrive at the Library to be processed and then placed on the shelf or in your hands. Take a look at some of the books that have arrived most recently at the Library. Ask for more titles at the Research Services Desk!

New in Life Study

The War for Kindness: Building Empathy in a Fractured World book cover Here is Real Magic: A Magician's Search for Wonder in the Modern World book cover Do It Scared: Finding the Courage to Face your Fears, Overcome Adversity, and Create a Life You Love book cover

The War for Kindness: Building Empathy in a Fractured World by Jamil Zaki

Here is Real Magic: A Magician’s Search for Wonder in the Modern World by Nate Staniforth

Do It Scared: Finding the Courage to Face Your Fears, Overcome Adversity, and Create a Life You Love by Ruth Soukup

New in True Crime

Star Spangled Scandal: Sex, Murder, and the Trial that Changed America book cover Sawney Bean: Dissecting the Legend of the Scottish Cannibal book cover Unsolved Murders: True Crime Cases Uncovered book cover

Star Spangled Scandal: Sex, Murder, and the Trial that Changed America by Chris DeRose

Sawney Bean: Dissecting the Legend of the Scottish Cannibal by Blaine L. Pardoe

Unsolved Murders: True Crime Cases Uncovered by Amber Hunt and Emily G. Thompson

New in Hollywood

Hollywood: Her Story, An Illustrated History of Women and the Movies book cover Finding Zsa Zsa: The Gabors Behind the Legend book cover Becoming Superman: My Journey from Poverty to Hollywood book cover

Hollywood: Her Story, An Illustrated History of Women and the Movies by Jill Tietjen

Finding Zsa Zsa: The Gabors Behind the Legend by Sam Staggs

Becoming Superman: My Journey From Poverty to Hollywood by J. Michael Straczynski

New in Crafts

First Time Jewelry Making: The Absolute Beginner's Guide book cover Gingermelon's Embroidered Animals: Heirloom Animal Dolls to Sew, Embellish, and Treasure book cover Basketweaving for Beginners: 20 Contemporary and Classic Projects Using Natural Cane

First Time Jewelry Making: The Absolute Beginner’s Guide by Tammy Powley

Gingermelon’s Embroidered Animals: Heirloom Animal Dolls to Sew, Embellish and Treasure by Shelly Down

Basketweaving for Beginners: 20 Contemporary and Classic Basketweaving Projects using Natural Cane by Sylvie Begot

New and Forthcoming Nonfiction – February 2019

Almost every day new books arrive at the Library to be processed and then placed on the shelf or in your hands. Take a look at some of the books that have arrived most recently at the Library. Ask for more titles at the Research Services Desk!

Pit Bull Flower Power
by Sophie Gamand
Since 2014, French photographer Sophie Gamand has been composing portraits of adoptable pit bulls from more than thirty shelters and rescues throughout the United States. Who could resist?!

by Ari Seth Cohen
Photographer Ari Seth Cohen presents affectionate portraits of subjects who prove that love is bound by neither the constraints of age or time.


Tasting Italy
The experts at America’s Test Kitchen and National Geographic bring Italy’s magnificent cuisine, culture, and landscapes–and 100 authentic regional recipes–right to your kitchen.

 

by Lucy Cook
Here, in a mindfulness book like no other, heart-tuggingly cute photographs of these always-chill creatures are paired with words of wisdom, all to inspire us to slow down, stop to enjoy the little things, and come up relaxed, centered, and smiling.

by David Gilmore
An immersive portrait of the lives of the British in India, from the seventeenth century to Independence.

by Mary Capterton Morton
Aerial Geology is an up-in-the-sky exploration of North America’s 100 most spectacular geological formations.

 

by Frederic Morin et al.
A new cookbook/survival guide/love letter to Montreal for these apocalyptic times, from the James Beard Award–nominated culinary adventurists and proprietors of the beloved restaurant, Joe Beef.

by Michael S. Engel
A fascinating look at the world’s most numerous inhabitants, illustrated with stunning images from the American Museum of Natural History’s Rare Book Collection.

by Meredith Ochs
This beautifully illustrated unofficial retrospective celebrates the Queen of Soul, Aretha Franklin, and reflects on her life, music, and legacy.

 

by Mark Dery
The definitive biography of Edward Gorey, the eccentric master of macabre nonsense.

by Kara Cooney
This riveting narrative explores the lives of six remarkable female pharaohs, from Hatshepsut to Cleopatra-women who ruled with real power-and shines a piercing light on our own perceptions of women in power today.

This book is a spectacular artifact of an American icon.

Color Images of America in the Great Depression

In response to the economic turmoil of the Great Depression, President Franklin Roosevelt called for the creation of several assistance agencies. One of these was the Resettlement Administration (RA) created in 1935.  The Farm Security Administration (FSA) was created out of the RA in 1937. This agency was formed to help struggling farmers and sharecroppers.  It’s historical section was headed by Roy Stryker.  He organized a team of photographers who documented hardships across the country, especially in the Midwest and California.  Many of the black and white images they created such as Dorothea Lange’s “Migrant Mother” are well known.  Not so familiar are the color photographs that were taken of farmers, workers, and children.  In a new book called New Deal Photography, USA 1935-1943 author Peter Walther has created a survey of the work done by the photographers of the FSA.  These images vividly show the hard life of many ordinary people during a time of great struggle in America.  A few of the images can be seen here.  Walther’s book is can be found here at MPPL.