New Books (August 2, 2019)

The titles below were recently added to the New Jersey State Library’s collections.

To borrow any of these titles from the NJ State Library, simply click on the “Request Book” link under the title of interest, and use your State Library borrower’s card to request the book directly through the Library’s catalog.  Not sure how to do that? See this short tutorial on how to request a book in the catalog

Borrowers may also request these titles from the NJ State Library by sending an email to: circulation@njstatelib.org or by contacting the Circulation Desk at (609)-278-2640 x104, Monday to Friday, from 8:30 am to 5:00pm.

Haunted Gloucester, Salem and Cumberland Counties

Haunted Gloucester, Salem and Cumberland Counties

by Kelly Lin Gallagher-Roncace

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Call number: J133.1 G111

Collection: Jerseyana

Published: 2017

Publisher: The History Press

Few places are as obsessed with the paranormal as New Jersey, and the area once known as West Jersey is a hotbed of supernatural activity. The ghost of a young boy in Mannington appears to welcome guests and partygoers to a historic bed-and-breakfast. The tortured soul of a weathered sea pirate remains in Greenwich, still imprisoned after three hundred years. Malevolent spirits haunt the abandoned Salem County Insane Asylum, menacing those who dared venture to the solitary confinement rooms in the basement. Paranormal investigator and researcher Kelly Lin Gallagher-Roncace shares frightening New Jersey folklore that makes for great fireside storytelling.

Hit & Miss

Hit & Miss

by Derek Jeter

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Call number: J 813.6 J587d

Collection: Jerseyana

Published: 2015

Publisher: Simon & Schuster/Paula Wiseman Books

Derek finds out that both baseball and life are hard. Before the season is over, he’ll break out of a slump, bring his teammates closer together, learn a new sport, solve the mystery of why his sister Sharlee seems so quiet and suffer the consequences for violating “The Contract” he had signed with his parents. Before he can move closer to his dream, there are many lessons to be learned.

The Beastie Boys Book

The Beastie Boys Book

by Adam Horovitz, Michael Diamond

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Call number: 782.421 Mik

Collection: Browsing Collection

Published: 2018

Publisher: Spiegel & Grau

Formed as a New York City hardcore band in 1981, Beastie Boys struck an unlikely path to global hip hop superstardom. Here is their story, told for the first time in the words of the band. Adam "ADROCK" Horovitz and Michael "Mike D" Diamond offer revealing and very funny accounts of their transition from teenage punks to budding rappers; their early collaboration with Russell Simmons and Rick Rubin; the debut album that became the first hip hop record ever to hit #1, Licensed to Ill--and the album's messy fallout as the band broke with Def Jam; their move to Los Angeles and rebirth with the genre-defying masterpiece Paul's Boutique; their evolution as musicians and social activists over the course of the classic albums Check Your Head, Ill Communication, and Hello Nasty and the Tibetan Freedom Concert benefits conceived by the late Adam "MCA" Yauch; and more. For more than thirty…

The War on Neighborhoods: Policing, Prison, and Punishment in a Divided City

The War on Neighborhoods: Policing, Prison, and Punishment in a Divided City

by Daniel Cooper, Ryan Lugalia-Hollon

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Call number: 363.2 Lug

Collection: Browsing Collection

Published: 2018

Publisher: Beacon Press

The War on Neighborhoods makes the case for a revolutionary reformation of our public-safety model that focuses on shoring up neighborhood institutions and addressing the effects of trauma and poverty. The authors call for a profound transformation in how we think about investing in urban communities--away from the perverse misinvestment of policing and incarceration and toward a model that invests in human and community development.

America's Changing Icons : Constructing Patriotic Women from World War I to the Present

America's Changing Icons : Constructing Patriotic Women from World War I to the Present

by Annessa Ann Babic

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Call number: 305.42 Bab

Collection: Browsing Collection

Publisher: Fairleigh Dickinson University Press, Rowman & Littlefield Publishers

America’s Changing Icons examines nationalism and gendered national roles via the lens of popular culture, to explore the discursive and at times chaotic ways American society interprets itself. This multi layered examination delves into the iconography and role of American women, and their evolution, from World War I to the present.

Hegemonic Masculinity: Formulation, Reformulation, and Amplification

Hegemonic Masculinity: Formulation, Reformulation, and Amplification

by James W Messerschmidt

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Call number: 155.332 Mes

Collection: Browsing Collection

Published: 2018

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers

The concept of hegemonic masculinity, formulated by Raewyn Connell more than three decades ago, has been the driving force behind the expanding field of masculinities studies. Hegemonic Masculinity: Formulation, Reformulation, and Amplification provides the first comprehensive overview of the concept--from its original conception to how it has evolved over time.

Shooting the Messenger: Criminalising Journalism

Shooting the Messenger: Criminalising Journalism

by Andrew Fowler

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Call number: 323.445 Fow

Collection: Browsing Collection

Published: 2018

Publisher: Routledge

Since 9/11 governments, including those of the USA, the UK, France, and Australia have introduced tough, intimidating legislation to discourage the legitimate activities of a probing press, so greatly needed after the Iraq War proved that executive government could not be trusted.  Through detailed research and analysis, this book, which includes interviews with leading figures in the field, including Edward Snowden, explains how mass surveillance and anti-terror laws are of questionable value in defeating terrorism, but have had a ‘chilling effect’ on one of the foundations of democracy: revelatory journalism.

Lincoln and Chief Justice Taney: Slavery, Secession, and the President's War Powers

Lincoln and Chief Justice Taney: Slavery, Secession, and the President's War Powers

by James F. Simon

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Call number: 342.730 Sim

Collection: Browsing Collection

Published: 2006

Publisher: Simon & Schuster

The clashes between President Abraham Lincoln and Chief Justice Roger B. Taney over slavery, secession, and the president's constitutional war powers went to the heart of Lincoln's presidency. The issues that underlaid that crisis -- race, states' rights, and the president's wartime authority -- resonate today in the nation's political debate. Once the Civil War began, Lincoln broadly interpreted his constitutional powers as commander in chief to prosecute the war, suspending the writ of habeas corpus, censoring the mails, and authorizing military courts to try civilians for treason. Taney opposed every presidential wartime initiative and openly challenged Lincoln's suspension of the writ of habeas corpus. He accused the president of assuming dictatorial powers in violation of the Constitution.  Almost 150 years after Lincoln's and Taney's deaths, their words and actions reverberate in constitutional debate and political battle. Lincoln and Chief Justice Taney tells their dramatic story in fascinating detail.

Of Serfs and Lords: Why College Tuition Is Creating a Debtor Class

Of Serfs and Lords: Why College Tuition Is Creating a Debtor Class

by Richard Kelsey

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Call number: 378.38 Kel

Collection: Browsing Collection

Published: 2018

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers

This book identifies the causes of rising college tuitions. It identifies a system of policies, practices, and regulations that have converted higher education into an inefficient system that serves the interest of the tenured class and professional educators over that of the students. The thesis of the book is simple: The current system is creating a debtor class of Serfs, studying dubious majors not useful in the job market. The result is that institutions are hunting revenue to feed and pay the elite class, the faculty and administrators, who have become Lords in this educational feudal system.

Accounting Ethics (Fundamentals of Business Ethics)

Accounting Ethics (Fundamentals of Business Ethics)

by Brenda Shay Duska, Kenneth Wm. Kury, Ronald F. Duska

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Call number: 174 Dus

Collection: Browsing Collection

Published: 2018

Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell

This new edition of Accounting Ethics has been comprehensively updated to deal with the significant changes within the accounting profession since 2002; the authors systematically explore the new range of ethical issues that have arisen as aresult of recent developments, including the financial crisis of2008. Highlights the debates over the use of fair-value accounting and principles- versus rules-based standards, and offers a comprehensive overview of ethics in accounting, as well as an examination of and recommendations for solving the current crisis in this field.

Black New Jersey: 1664 to the Present Day

Black New Jersey: 1664 to the Present Day

by Graham Russell Gao Hodges

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Call number: J305.896 H687

Collection: Jerseyana

Published: 2018

Publisher: Rutgers University Press

Black New Jersey tells the rich and complex story of the African American community’s remarkable accomplishments and the colossal obstacles they faced along the way. Drawing from rare archives, historian Graham Russell Gao Hodges brings to life the courageous black men and women who fought for their freedom and eventually built a sturdy and substantial middle class. He explores how the state’s unique mix of religious, artistic, and cultural traditions have helped to produce such world-renowned figures as Paul Robeson, Cory Booker, and Queen Latifah, as well as a host of lesser-known but equally influential New Jersey natives.

The Curse of Bigness: Antitrust in the New Gilded Age

The Curse of Bigness: Antitrust in the New Gilded Age

by Tim Wu

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Call number: 338.8 Wu

Collection: Browsing Collection

Published: 2018

Publisher: Columbia Global Reports

In The Curse of Bigness, Columbia professor Tim Wu tells of how figures like Brandeis and Theodore Roosevelt first confronted the democratic threats posed by the great trusts of the Gilded Age--but the lessons of the Progressive Era were forgotten in the last 40 years. He calls for recovering the lost tenets of the trustbusting age as part of a broader revival of American progressive ideas as we confront the fallout of persistent and extreme economic inequality.

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