New Book Titles for the Week of October 10

The Forum and the Tower: How Scholars and Politicians have Imagined the World, from Plato to Eleanor Roosevelt by Mary Ann Glendon (Oxford University Press, 2011).

In The Forum and the Tower, Glendon examines thinkers who have collaborated with leaders, from ancient Syracuse to the modern White House, in a series of brisk portraits that explore the meeting of theory and reality. Glendon discusses a roster of great names, from Edmund Burke to Alexis de Tocqueville, Machiavelli to Rousseau, John Locke to Max Weber, down to Charles Malik, who helped Eleanor Roosevelt draft the 1948 Universal Declaration of Human Rights. –Product Description

The Indignant Generation: A Narrative History of African American Writers and Critics, 1934-1960 by Lawrence P. Jackson (Princeton University Press, 2011).

A meticulously researched, detailed account of African American literature and its critics from the end of the Harlem Renaissance to the beginnings of the Civil Rights Movement. . . . A valuable resource for scholars and graduate students in African American studies. –William Gargan, Library Journal

Censored Science: The Suppressed Evidence by Bruce A. Malone (Search for the Truth, 2009).

The origins issue touches on virtually every area of knowledge and Censored Science does a great job of highlighting all the pivotal issues in a user-friendly, visual way. This book should be a real help to young people who want to put the pervasive evolutionary hype into proper perspective. –Dr. John Sanford, Cornell University

The Longman Anthology of World Literature edited by David Damrosch and David L. Pike (Pearson/Longman, 2009).

The Longman Anthology of World Literature offers a fresh and highly teachable presentation of the varieties of world literature from the ancient world to the early modern period. –Product Description

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Eric Bradley is a academic librarian. He does not moonlight as a Mixed Martial Arts fighter or Los Angeles studio singer, although may be seen playing French Horn in a community band or adding another tune book to his hymnal collection.
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