Friday, October 26, 2012

October 26, 20012

 Now Available at Scarborough Library 

      American Red Cross first aid   : 
        responding to emergencies.

...designed in modular format and combines and expands upon several courses you may also take seperately: - Citizen-Responder First Aid - Adult/Child/Infant CPR - Preventing Disease Transmission/Bloodborne Pathogens Training - First Aid, When Help is Delayed (the rules change when help is more than 30 minutes away from the scene) - First Aid to People With Special Needs - Emergency Childbirth (Lay Responder)

     The Arrogance of Power  :
       the Secret World of Richard Nixon
Summers reveals a man driven by an addiction to intrigue and power, whose subversion of democracy during Watergate was the culmination of years of cynical political manipulation. New evidence suggests the former president had problems with alcohol and prescription drugs, was at times mentally unstable, and was abusive to his wife Pat. -Amazon-



Dark Days Bright Nights
          from Black power to Barack Obama /
In Dark Days, Bright Nights, acclaimed scholar Peniel E. Joseph puts this pat assessment to the test, showing the 60s—particularly the tumultuous period after the passage of the 1965 Voting Rights Act—to be the catalyst of a movement that culminated in the inauguration of Barack Obama. -Amazon


     U.S. aviation pressure suits-- Wiley Post to space shuttle /
The book explores the challenges the clothiers-turned-engineers faced in designing a garment that could be relatively lightweight, flexible, inflatable, and still keep an ejecting pilot safe at high altitude and in the water. - NASA -     further information


Freedom inAmerica /
 Professor Muir writes to explain today's America, exploring many of Toqueville's themes. However, the author has given us much more than an update, because FREEDOM IN AMERICA is superbly written -- a concise, clear, and compelling read. It reflects the author's deep knowledge of political philosophy, his extensive practical political experience, and his reputation as a brilliant classroom teacher. - -Amazon-


This is the first full-scale biography of Harry Byrd Sr., one of the most influential politicians of this century. His fascinating career as Virginia governor, U.S. senator, and leader of the Virginia Democratic Party enabled him to touch every important event and meet every significant political figure from the Great Depression to the Great Society. Heinemann gives us the full story of Byrd's rise to power. -Amazon

         : the First American Party Struggle /
The First American Party Struggle presents representatives of the Federalist and Anti-Federalist factions expounding in their own words their divergent philosophies, visions, and concerns --   - Amazon-

           academic public, and special libraries /
...examines the typical elements in collection policies (such as evaluative criteria, resource sharing statements, and acquisition methods) and offers many examples of each from academic and special libraries. A section on virtual collections (electronic resources and resource sharing) discusses the issues involved with nontraditional acquisitions. (College & Research Libraries News)

Medical Apartheid 

Medical Apartheid is the first and only comprehensive history of medical experimentation on African Americans. Starting with the earliest encounters between black Americans and Western medical researchers and the racist pseudoscience that resulted, it details the ways both slaves and freedmen were  used in hospitals for experiments conducted without their knowledge— -Amazon-

 Running on Race 
           : racial politics in presidential campaigns, 1960-2000 /
Racial politics has permeated American presidential campaigns for more than half a century. From John F. Kennedy to George W. Bush, presidents-to-be and their adversaries have dealt with the problems and the opportunities presented by America’s bitter racial divide. Some chose to embrace racial progress, others to play to the white backlash, and still others attempted to do both, often with surprising success. -  Amazon -

                   : an insider's view on how to succeed in the Oval Office /

This book is for the next president of the United States, all the policy-makers-in- waiting, and, most importantly, political junkies who appreciate that these authors were Oval Office advisors and that they understand what it takes to get a new administration up-and-running.  -Amazon-