New Books (September 27, 2019)

New eBooks

graphic of a person and an e-reader Here are the latest additions to the EBSCO eBook Collection.

eBook access is restricted to New Jersey State employees and Thomas Edison State University staff and students.

EBSCO eBooks are available in PDF and ePub formats. You can read them online and download them to many devices.  Not sure how to do that? Grab your State Library borrower’s card, and see this guide to checking out and downloading EBSCO ebooks, and this guide to reading EBSCO eBooks on your mobile devices.

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New Print Books

To borrow any of these books from us, 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.

Creative Construction: The DNA of Sustained Innovation

Creative Construction: The DNA of Sustained Innovation

by Gary P. Pisano

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Call number: F520 P675

Collection: Foundations

Published: 2019

Publisher: PublicAffairs

Every company wants to grow, and the most proven way is through innovation. The conventional wisdom is that only disruptive, nimble startups can innovate; once a business gets bigger and more complex corporate arteriosclerosis sets in. Gary Pisano's remarkable research conducted over three decades, and his extraordinary on-the ground experience with big companies and fast-growing ones that have moved beyond the start-up stage, provides new thinking about how the scale of bigger companies can be leveraged for advantage in innovation.

Event Planning and Management: Principles, Planning and Practice

Event Planning and Management: Principles, Planning and Practice

by Ruth Dowson

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Call number: F730 D752

Collection: Foundations

Published: 2018

Publisher: Kogan Page

Fully revised, the second edition of Event Planning and Management expands on managing events on the day, and explores the PR and experiential marketing boom for live brand experiences. Including updated real-world case studies from around the globe, it also features an invaluable toolkit of templates, planning checklists and budget sheets. Accompanied by a host of downloadable resources, this book is the ideal end to end resource for both event planning modules and certifications, plus busy marketing and PR professionals facing the new wave of live brand and customer experiences.

Giving: Purpose Is the New Currency

Giving: Purpose Is the New Currency

by Alexandre Mars

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Call number: F620 M363

Collection: Foundations

Published: 2018

Publisher: HarperOne

Fueled by a passion for social change, young people everywhere donated their time and money, but it wasn’t enough. There was a barrier to giving. People didn’t know what nonprofits were trustworthy and didn’t have the time to do the research. Giving became a burden instead of an encouraging and joyful practice. The author's solution? Epic, a foundation that sends 100 percent of user donations to rigorously vetted charities while reporting its impact in real time. But this isn’t just Epic’s story, this is about a movement driven by our deep-seated desire to give. It’s about how the benefits of technology can amplify impact. It’s about holding our new centers of power—multinational corporations—accountable. It’s an urgent call to action: give more, give better.

Palaces for the People: How Social Infrastructure Can Help Fight Inequality, Polarization, and the Decline of Civic Life

Palaces for the People: How Social Infrastructure Can Help Fight Inequality, Polarization, and the Decline of Civic Life

by Eric Klinenberg

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Call number: F405 K655

Collection: Foundations

Published: 2018

Publisher: Crown Publishing Group (NY)

We are living in a time of deep divisions. Americans are sorting themselves along racial, religious, and cultural lines, leading to a level of polarization that the country hasn’t seen since the Civil War. Pundits and politicians are calling for us to come together and find common purpose. But how, exactly, can this be done? In Palaces for the People, Eric Klinenberg suggests a way forward. He believes that the future of democratic societies rests not simply on shared values but on shared spaces: the libraries, childcare centers, churches, and parks where crucial connections are formed. Interweaving his own research with examples from around the globe, Klinenberg shows how “social infrastructure” is helping to solve some of our most pressing societal challenges. Richly reported and ultimately uplifting, Palaces for the People offers a blueprint for bridging our seemingly unbridgeable divides.

East West Street: On the Origins of "Genocide" and "Crimes Against Humanity"

East West Street: On the Origins of "Genocide" and "Crimes Against Humanity"

by Philippe Sands

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Call number: 345.025 San

Collection: Browsing Collection

Published: 2016

Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf

East West Street looks at the personal and intellectual evolution of the two men who simultaneously originated the ideas of “genocide” and “crimes against humanity,” both of whom, not knowing the other, studied at the same university with the same professors, in a city little known today that was a major cultural center of Europe, “the little Paris of Ukraine,” a city variously called Lemberg, Lwów, Lvov, or Lviv.  In this extraordinary and resonant book, Sands looks at who these two very private men were, and at how and why, coming from similar Jewish backgrounds and the same city, studying at the same university, each developed the theory he did, showing how each man dedicated this period of his life to having his legal concept—“genocide” and “crimes against humanity”—as a centerpiece for the prosecution of Nazi war criminals.

Sit Down and Shut Up: How Discipline Can Set Students Free

Sit Down and Shut Up: How Discipline Can Set Students Free

by Cinque Henderson

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Call number: 371.5 Hen

Collection: Browsing Collection

Published: 2018

Publisher: St. Martin's Press

Sit Down and Shut Up: How Discipline Can Set Students Free is a passionate and personal analysis of Henderson's year as substitute teacher in some of America’s toughest schools. Students disrespected, yelled at, and threatened teachers, abetted by a school system and political culture that turned a willfully blind eye to the economic and social decline that created the problem. Henderson concludes that the failures of our worst schools are the result of a population in crisis: classrooms are microcosms of all our nation’s most vexing issues of race and class. The legacy and stain of race—the price of generational trauma, the cost of fatherlessness, the failures of capitalism, the false promise of meritocracy—played itself out in every single interaction Henderson had with an aggressive student, an unengaged parent, or a failed administrator.

Downhill from Here: Retirement Insecurity in the Age of Inequality

Downhill from Here: Retirement Insecurity in the Age of Inequality

by Katherine S. Newman

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Call number: 306.38 New

Collection: Browsing Collection

Published: 2019

Publisher: Metropolitan Books

As millions of Baby Boomers reach their golden years, the state of retirement in America is little short of a disaster. Nearly half the households with people aged 55 and older have no retirement savings at all. The real estate crash wiped out much of the home equity that millions were counting on to support their retirement. And the typical Social Security check covers less than 40% of pre-retirement wages—a number projected to drop to under 28% within two decades.  With dramatic statistics and vivid portraits, acclaimed sociologist Katherine S. Newman shows that the American retirement crisis touches us all, cutting across class lines and generational divides. Other countries are confronting similar demographic challenges, yet they have not abandoned their social contract with seniors. Downhill From Here makes it clear that America, too, can—and must—do better.

The Prosperity Paradox: How Innovation Can Lift Nations Out of Poverty

The Prosperity Paradox: How Innovation Can Lift Nations Out of Poverty

by Clayton M. Christensen, Efosa Ojomo, Karen Dillon

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Call number: 339.2 Chr

Collection: Browsing Collection

Published: 2019

Publisher: HarperBusiness

While noble, our current solutions to the problem of poverty are not producing consistent results, and in some cases, have exacerbated the problem. At least twenty countries that have received billions of dollars’ worth of aid are poorer now. Applying the rigorous and theory-driven analysis he is known for, Christensen suggests a better way. The right kind of innovation not only builds companies—but also builds countries. The Prosperity Paradox identifies the limits of common economic development models, which tend to be top-down efforts, and offers a new framework for economic growth based on entrepreneurship and market-creating innovation.

University of Nike: How Corporate Cash Bought American Higher Education

University of Nike: How Corporate Cash Bought American Higher Education

by Joshua Hunt

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Call number: 378 Hun

Collection: Browsing Collection

Published: 2018

Publisher: Melville House

In the mid-1990s, facing severe cuts to its public funding, the University of Oregon was desperate for cash. Luckily, the Oregon Ducks’ 1995 Rose Bowl berth caught the attention of the school’s wealthiest alumnus: Nike founder Phil Knight, who was seeking new marketing angles at the collegiate level. And so the University of Nike was born: Knight has so far donated more than half a billion dollars to the school in exchange for high-visibility branding opportunities. But as journalist Joshua Hunt shows in University of Nike, Oregon has paid dearly for the veneer of financial prosperity and athletic success that has come with this brand partnering. Never before have our public institutions for research and higher learning been so thoroughly and openly under the sway of private interests, and never before has the blueprint for funding American higher education been more fraught with ethical, legal, and academic dilemmas.

Trend Trading for a Living: Learn the Skills and Gain the Confidence to Maximize Your Profits

Trend Trading for a Living: Learn the Skills and Gain the Confidence to Maximize Your Profits

by Thomas K. Carr

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Call number: 332.642 Car

Collection: Browsing Collection

Published: 2018

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education

Providing all the foundational content that made the first edition an instant classic, this new volume offers updates of every trading system, along with an all-new fundamentals-based approach and in-depth analyses of historical performance. It also includes a brand-new system: the Mean Reversion Setup, one of the most exciting and fastest moving of all trading systems. Dr. Stoxx takes you through all the steps to successful trading, from setting up a multi-monitor trading computer and reading stock charts like a pro to finding, trading, and managing your positions. Whether you’re looking to supplement your income or get rich by trading full-time, Trend Trading for a Living delivers the knowledge and insight you need to pick the best opportunities, know when to get in, and, when it comes time to sell, take action with the confidence of a veteran trader.

It Was All a Dream: A New Generation Confronts the Broken Promise to Black America

It Was All a Dream: A New Generation Confronts the Broken Promise to Black America

by Reniqua Allen

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Call number: 330.9 All

Collection: Browsing Collection

Published: 2019

Publisher: Bold Type Books

In It Was All a Dream, Reniqua Allen tells the stories of Black millennials searching for a better future in spite of racist policies that have closed off traditional versions of success. They witnessed their elders fight to escape cycles of oppression for more promising prospects, largely to no avail. Today, in this post-Obama era, they face a critical turning point.  Allen shares surprising stories of hope and ingenuity. Instead of accepting downward mobility, Black millennials are flipping the script and rejecting White America's standards. Whether it means moving away from cities and heading South, hustling in the entertainment industry, challenging ideas about gender and sexuality, or building activist networks, they are determined to forge their own path. Compassionate and deeply reported, this book is a celebration of a generation's fight for a country in which their dreams can become a reality.

Broken Business: Seven Steps to Reform Good Companies Gone Bad

Broken Business: Seven Steps to Reform Good Companies Gone Bad

by José Hernández

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Call number: 658.406 Her

Collection: Browsing Collection

Published: 2019

Publisher: Wiley

Broken Business explains why corporate scandals happen, what to do when scandals arise in your company, and how to prevent their future occurrence. Offering real-world anecdotes and solutions, this book details how corporations can mitigate the risk of scandal, reform corporate image and install structures to create a more ethical and profitable company. This insightful resource dispels common misconceptions of corporate misconduct and its causes through fascinating research into human nature, and compelling storytelling that demonstrates fundamental flaws in corporate culture. Author José Hernandez draws on decades of experience working with high-profile global corporations to present seven essential steps for transforming a company, including building a better culture, more effective compliance systems and re-focusing the strategy.

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