Inyo County Free Library - New Acquisitions

These are books and media new to the library and cataloged by the Inyo County Free Library.

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The life, times, and treacherous death of Jesse James

By Triplett, Frank

Publishing Date: [1992?], c1970

Classification: 300

Call Number: 364.1552 TRI

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Public enemies: America's greatest crime wave and the birth of the FBI, 1933-34

By Burrough, Bryan

Publishing Date: 2004

Classification: 300

Call Number: 364.973 BUR

The story of the most spectacular crime wave in American history, the two-year battle between the young J. Edgar Hoover, his FBI and an assortment of criminals who became national icons: John Dillinger, Machine Gun Kelly, Bonnie and Clyde, Baby Face Nelson, Pretty Boy Floyd, and the Barkers. Author Burrough strips away the myths to reveal a web of interconnections within the vast American underworld, and shows how Hoover's G-men overcame their early fumbles to secure the FBI's rise to power.--From publisher description.

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A promise to all generations: stories & essays about Social Security & Frances Perkins

Publishing Date: c2011

Classification: 300

Call Number: 368.43

"This remarkable collection of essays presents a stunning portrait of how one woman's commitment to social justice transformed the lives of generations of workers... It offices penetrating insights into policy development, public administration, and contemporary debates over the sustainability of Social Security." --Lynn Pasquerella, President, Mount Holyoke College "Here, finally, is the definitive account of the origins of America's most important social Program. Social Security was Perkins's crowning achievement, as well as FDR's... An important reminder of what we as a nation can do together, for one another." --Robert Reich, Former U.S. Secretary of Labor

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Real education: four simple truths for bringing American schools back to reality

By Murray, Charles A.

Publishing Date: 2008

Classification: 300

Call Number: 370.973 MUR

The controversial author of "The Bell Curve" returns with a groundbreaking manifesto to transform American education. He presents the four simple truths that parents and educators should confront to precipitate change--that ability varies, that half of the children are below average, that too many people are going to college, and that America's future depends on how we educate the academically gifted. Real Education describes the technological and economic trends that are creating options for parents who want the right education for their children, teachers who want to be free to teach again, and young people who want to find something they love doing and learn how to do it well.

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Class warfare: inside the fight to fix America's schools

By Brill, Steven

Publishing Date: c2011

Classification: 300

Call Number: 371.0109 BRI

Looks at why many of America's schools are failing and relates how parents, activists, and education reformers are joining together to fix a system that works for adults but consistently fails the children it is meant to educate.

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The read-aloud handbook

By Trelease, Jim

Publishing Date: 2013

Classification: 300

Call Number: 372.452 TRE

"The classic million-copy bestselling handbook on reading aloud to children-revised and updated Recommended by "Dear Abby" upon its first publication in 1982, millions of parents and educators have turned to Jim Trelease's beloved classic for more than three decades to help countless children become avid readers through awakening their imaginations and improving their language skills. It has also been a staple in schools of education for new teachers. This updated edition of The Read-Aloud Handbook discusses the benefits, the rewards, and the importance of reading aloud to children of a new generation. Supported by delightful anecdotes as well as the latest research (including the good and bad news on digital learning), The Read-Aloud Handbook offers proven techniques and strategies for helping children discover the pleasures of reading and setting them on the road to becoming lifelong readers. "--

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The irresistible fairy tale: the cultural and social history of a genre

By Zipes, Jack

Publishing Date: c2012

Classification: 300

Call Number: 398.209 ZIP

Drawing on cognitive science, evolutionary theory, anthropology, psychology, literary theory, and other fields, Zipes presents a nuanced argument about how fairy tales originated in ancient oral cultures, how they evolved through the rise of literary culture and print, and how, in our own time, they continue to change through their adaptation in an ever-growing variety of media. In making his case, Zipes considers a wide range of fascinating examples, including fairy tales told, collected, and written by women in the nineteenth century; Catherine Breillat's film adaptation of Perrault's "Bluebeard"; and contemporary fairy-tale drawings, paintings, sculptures, and photographs that critique canonical print versions. While we may never be able to fully explain fairy tales, The Irresistible Fairy Tale provides a powerful theory of how and why they evolved--and why we still use them to make meaning of our lives.- (Princeton University Press)

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The dragon: nature of spirit, spirit of nature

By Huxley, Francis

Publishing Date: 1979

Classification: 300

Call Number: 398.469 HUX

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