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For the bookshelf: The People Reloaded

For the bookshelf: The People Reloaded

The People Reloaded: The Green Movement and the Struggle for Iran’s Future Edited by Nader Hashemi and Danny Postel Melville House Publishing, 2011 Since June of 2009, the Islamic Republic of Iran has seen the most dramatic political upheaval in its three decades of rule. What began as a series […]

For the bookshelf: Patrick’s Home Run

Patrick’s Home Run By Elizabeth McCarthy Tate Publishing, 2010   War has many victims. But one group of people affected by the conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan can’t fend for themselves, and Elizabeth McCarthy is determined to do something about it. “When a parent is deployed, children don’t fully understand […]

For the bookshelf: Buffy in the Classroom

For the bookshelf: Buffy in the Classroom

Buffy in the Classroom: Essays on Teaching with the Vampire Slayer Edited by Jodie Kreider and Meghan Winchell McFarland & Co., 2010   Buffy in the Classroom explores the ways in which Buffy the Vampire Slayer is taught through both interdisciplinary and discipline-based approaches. Essays describe how Buffy can be […]

For the bookshelf: The Summit

For the bookshelf: The Summit

The Summit: Faith Beyond Everest’s Death Zone By Eric Alexander New Leaf Publishing Group, 2010   In 2001, DU alumnus Eric Alexander (BA ’92) successfully led blind climber Erik Weihenmayer to the summit of Mount Everest. The Summit details that climb and chronicles Alexander’s adventures guiding people with disabilities as […]

For the bookshelf: This Nest, Swift Passerine

“This Nest, Swift Passerine” By Dan Beachy-Quick Tupelo Press, 2009   In this Colorado Book Award nominee, Dan Beachy-Quick (BA English ’95) entwines original and scavenged texts, lyric fragment and lyric song. Language, Beachy-Quick says, is a nest where the minds of poet and reader can dwell. A migratory bird’s […]

For the bookshelf: National Security in the Courts

For the bookshelf: National Security in the Courts

National Security in the Courts: The Need for Secrecy vs. the Requirements for Transparency By Derigan Silver LFB Scholarly Publishing, 2010   National Security in the Courts, part of the publishers Law and Society Series, explores how judges identified the main legal issue and the mode of legal analysis they […]

For the bookshelf: How a Second Grader Beats Wall Street

How a Second Grader Beats Wall Street By Allan Roth Wiley, 2009 Allan Roth thinks kids can teach adults something about investing. The key to wise investing really comes down to simplicity, says the DU adjunct professor. Roth’s book follows the story of his son Kevin, who learned simple investing […]

For the bookshelf: Cats’ Night Out

For the bookshelf: Cats’ Night Out

For the bookshelf: The Past is Never Dead

For the bookshelf: The Past is Never Dead

The Past is Never Dead By Harry MacLean (JD ’67) Basic Civitas Books, 2009   In this nonfiction legal drama, MacLean offers a detailed account of the trial of Ku Klux Klansman James Ford Seale, who was arrested in 2007 for assisting in the torture and murder of two black […]

For the bookshelf: Handbook of Multicultural Counseling Competencies

For the bookshelf: Handbook of Multicultural Counseling Competencies

Handbook of Multicultural Counseling Competencies By Lavita Nadkarni, Jennifer Erickson Cornish, Barry Schreir, Lynett Henderson Metzger and Emil Rodolfa Wiley, 2010   Lavita Nadkarni is an associate professor in DU’s Graduate School of Professional Psychology and director of its Forensic Studies Program. The handbook provides an overview of the knowledge, […]

For the bookshelf: Gall-Lakota War Chief

For the bookshelf: Gall-Lakota War Chief

Gall: Lakota War Chief By Robert Larson (BA ’50, MA ’53) University of Oklahoma Press, 2007 Retired history professor Robert Larson has written the first-ever scholarly biography of the Gall, a Lakota leader who fought alongside Sitting Bull and Crazy Horse. Drawing on six years of research, including interviews with […]

For the bookshelf: Fighting for your marriage

For the bookshelf: Seaborn

For the bookshelf: And darkness was under his feet …

For the bookshelf: And darkness was under his feet …

And Darkness Was Under His Feet: Stories of a Family By Annie Dawid (PhD English ’89) BookSurge Publishing, 2009   Annie Dawid’s latest book traces her ancestral roots through a collection of short stories from the perspective of her paternal relatives. The collection begins in the early 20th century with […]

For the bookshelf: St. Ursula and the Eleven Thousand Virgins of Cologne

For the bookshelf: St. Ursula and the Eleven Thousand Virgins of Cologne