Monday, March 2, 2009

New Books

Dark Dude by Oscar Hijuelos

Rico Fuentes has traded in Harlem for the mid-west. In Harlem his light skin and hair marked him as an outsider and made him a punching bag for his school. Now living in Wisconsin, the land of milk and honey, he must give up part of his identity. For anyone who loved The Outsiders - and for anyone who ever felt like one - Pulitzer Prize winning author Oscar Hijuelos brings to life a haunting choice and an unforgettable journey about identity, misidentity, and all that we take with us when we run away.

War Is... Edited by Marc Aronson and Patty Campbell

Is war noble? Or is it delusional? Should it be obsolete? Or is it inevitable? respected commentators Marc Aronson and Patty Campbell have commissioned and edited nearly 20 pieces of fiction and nonfiction as varied and complex as war itself.

Witch-Hunt Edited by Marc Aronson

Salem, Massachusetts, 1692. Acclaimed historian Marc Aronson sifts through the facts, myths, half-truths, misinterpretations and theories around the Salem witch trials to present a vivid narrative of one of the most compelling mysteries in American history.

Race by Marc Aronson

Acclaimed young adult historian Marc Aronson tackles questions about race and traces the history of racial prejudice in Western culture back to ancient Sumer and beyond. He shows us Greeks dividing the world into civilized and barbarian, medieval men writing about the traits of monstrous men, until, finally, Enlightenment scientists scrap all those mythologies and come up with a new one: charts spelling out the traits of human races.

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