Monday, February 20, 2012

September 11 in words and pictures

Monday, February 20, 2012
September 11, 2011

Memories in Words and Pictures

Many of these works show the deep reflection about the events of September 11, 2001 as

to their causes, ongoing influence, and national reaction. On Sept. 11, take a few minutes to

reflect yourself. These books represent only a few of the Sept. 11 books here at B. Thomas


Security and Terrorism

Arquilla, John, and David Ronfeldt. Networks and Netwars: The Future of Terror, Crime, and Militancy. Santa Monica, CA: National Defense Research Institute, 2001. HV6773.N47 2001

Brown, Michael E., Ed. Grave New World: Security Challenges in the 21st Century. Washington, D.C.: Georgetown University, 2003. JZ5588.G73 2003

Gunaratna, Rohan. Inside Al Qaeda: Global Network of Terror. New York: Columbia University Press, 2002. HV6431.G853 2002

Northouse, Clayton, Ed. Protecting What Matters: Technology, Security, and Liberty Sincd 9/11. Washington, D.C.: Brookings Institute, 2006. JC699.U5 P76 2006

Pyszczynski, Tom, Sheldon Solomon, and Jeff Greenberg. In the Wake of 9/11: The Psychology of Terror. Washington, DC: American Psychological Association, 2003.

HV6432.P97 2003

Reeve, Simon. The New Jackals: Ramzi Yousef, Osama Bin Laden and the Future of Terrorism. Boston: Northeastern University Press, 1999. HV6432.R42 1999

Grief, Trauma, and Healing

Attig, Thomas. How We Grieve: Relearning the World. New York: Oxford University Press, 1996. BF575.G7 A79 1996

Norberg, Tilda. Ashes Transformed: Healing from Trauma. Nashville: Upper Room Books, 2002. BV227.N665 2002

Rosner, David, and Gerald Markowitz. Are We Ready: Public Health Since 9/11. Berkeley, CA: University of California Press, 2006. RA395.A3 R66 2006

Religious Response

Bouman, Stephen Paul. Grace All Around Us: Embracing God's Promise in Tragedy and Loss. Minneapolis: Augsburg, 2007. BT736.15.B68 2007

Griffin, David Ray. Christian Faith and the Truth Behind 9/11: A Call to Reflection and Action. Louisville, KY: Westminster, 2006. HV6432.7.G746 2006

Lincoln, Bruce. Holy Terrors: Thinking About Religion After September 11. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2003. BL65.T47 L56 2003

Long, Jr. Edward LeRoy. Facing Terrorism: Responding as Christians. Louisville, KY: Westminster/John Knox, 2004. BT736.15.L66 2004

History and Politics

Crotty, William, Ed. The Politics of Terror: The U.S. Response to 9/11. Boston: Northeastern University, 2004. E902.P65 2004

Dudziak, Mary L., Ed. September 11 in History: A Watershed Moment? Durham, NC: Duke University, 2003. HV6432.7.S45 2003

Longman, Jere. Among the Heroes: United Flight 93 & the Passengers & Crew Who Fought Back. New York: Harper Perennial, 2003. HV6432.7.L65 2003

Meyerowitz, Joanne, Ed. History and September 11th. Philadelphia: Temple University, 2003. HV6432.7.H57 2003


Kalfus, Ken. A Disorder Peculiar to the Country. New York: Harper Collins, 2006. PS3561.A416524 D57 2006

Kingsbury, Karen. One Tuesday Morning. Grand Rapids, Mich.: Zondervan, 2003. PS3561.I4873 O54 2003

Children’s literature

Deddy, Carmen Agra. 14 Cows for America. Atlanta, GA: Peachtree Publishers, 2009. Oversize Curriculum Center E183.8.K4 D44 2009

Constitution Day 2011

Ackerman, Bruce. We the People: Transformations. Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press, 1998. KF4541.A82 1998

Corwin, Edward S. The Constitution and What It Means Today. Ed. Harold W. Chase and Craig R. Ducat. 14th ed. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 1978. KF4550.C64 1978

Currie, David P. The Constitution in Congress: The Federalist Period. Chicago: University of Chicago, 1997. KF4541.C834 1997

Edling, Max M. A Revolution in Favor of Government: Origins of the U.S. Constitution and the Making of the American State. New York: Oxford, 2003.

KF4541.E28 2003

Greene, Jack P. The Constitutional Origins of the American Revolution. New York: Cambridge University Press, 2010. KF4541.G743 2010

Haiman, Franklyn S. Speech Acts and the First Amendment. Carbondale, Ill.: Southern Illinois University, 1993. KF4772.H343 1993

Hentoff, Nat. Free Speech for Me--but not for Thee: How the American Left and Right Relentlessly Censor Each Other. New York: Harper Collins, 1992. KF4772.H46 1992

Levy, Leonard W. The Establishment Clause: Religion and the First Amendment. 2nd Ed. Rev. Chapel Hill, NC: University of North Carolina Press, 1994.

KF4783.L48 1994

Maier, Pauline. Ratification: The People Debate the Constitution, 1787-1788. New York: Simon & Schuster, 2010. KF4541.M278 2010

Smith, Page. The Constitution: A Documentary and Narrative History. New York: William Morrow, 1978. KF4541.S64

Biographies and Personal Narratives

Biographies & Personal Narratives

Abrams, Charlotte. The Silents. Washington, D.C.: Gallaudet, 1996. HQ759.912.A27 1996

Dicaire, David. Blues Singer. Jefferson, NC: McFarland & Company, 1999. ML400.D53 1999

Goan, Melanie Beals. Mary Breckinridge: The Frontier Nursing Service and Rural Health in Appalachia. Chapel Hill, NC: University of North Carolina Press, 2008. RT37.B72 G63 2008

Biographies related to Appalachia abound, but this one holds special meaning for the power of one person to change attitudes

Heron, Echo. Intensive Care: The Story of a Nurse. New York: Atheneum, 1987. RT37.H49 A3 1987

Hillenbrand, Laura. Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival Resilience, and Redemption. New York: Random House, 2010. D805.J3 Z364 2010

Lucas, Sean Michael. Robert Lewis Dabney: A Southern Presbyterian Life. Phillipsburg, NJ: R & R Publishing, 2005. BX9225.D2 L83 2005

Part of the Reformed Tradition in America, Dabney's life includes serving in the Confederate army as well as writing one of the most used works of systematic theology in the nineteenth century.

McDougall, Christopher. Born to Run: A Hidden Tribe, Superathletes, and the Greatest Race the World Has Never Seen. New York: Knopf, 2009. GV1061.23.M6 M33 2009

This is a biographical recounting of the Tarahumara Indians of Mexico. Indiana Jones couldn't have done better

Paddleford, Clementine. Flower for My Mother. New York: Henry Holt, 1958. CT275.P14 P3

Russell, Peter. Prince Henry 'The Navigator': A Life. New Haven, CT: Yale University Press, 2000. G286.H5 R879 2000

Russell, Sandi. Render Me My Song: African-American Women Writers from Slavery to the Present. New York: St. Martin's Press, 1991. PS153.N5 R87 1991

Collective biographies abound. Among the recognizable names here are Sojourner Truth, Alice Dunbar, Zora Neal Hurston, Angela Davis, and Toni Morrison

Ternier-Gommers, Marie-Louise. Finding the Treasure Within: A Woman's Journey Into Preaching. Ottawa, Canada: Novalis, 2002. BV4211.3.T47 2002

Thomas, Lowell. The Vital Spark: 101 Outstanding Lives. Garden City, NY: Doubleday, 1959. CT104.T537

This collected biography features biographies of men and women from the earliest ages to the 1950's. Of interesting note, are the pictures and illustrations throughout the book

Fiction about Christian denominations or sects

Some Christian fiction is tied to a specific denomination or sect,. When written well, they provide glimpses into various windows of Christinity


Barrett, William E. Lilies of the Field PS3503.A62873 L5

Chesterton, G. K. The Father Brown Omnibus PR4452.C4 F4 1927

Godden, Rumor. In this House of Brede


Piper, John


Wangerin, Walter.


West, Jessamyn. The Friendly Persuasion PS3545.E8315 F7


Lewis, Beverly Heritage of Lancaster County

Christian Contemporary Fiction

Here is the second installment of Christian Fiction, the more popular contemporary fiction

This group differs from historical fiction in that the plot does not revolve or involve an historical event. Even so, the past often figures greatly in the resolution of the problems.

Gutteridge, Rene. Scoop: A novel PS3557.U887 S35 2006
A young reporter wrestles with her faith and her profession.

Hall, Linda. Katheryn’s Secret: A novel. PS3558.A3698 K38 2000

A tale of murder and intrigue set the stage here.

Hall, Linda. Margaret’s Peace: A novel PS3558.A3698 M37 1998

Set in Main, Margaret works to discover secrets in her family

Karon, Jan. A Light in the Window. PS3561.A678 L54 1996

The second book in the Mitford Chronicles.

Karon, Jan In This Mountain PS3561.A678 I5 2002

The seventh book of the Mitford Chronicles.

Schaap, James Calvin. The Secrets of Barneveld Calvary: A work of fiction
PS3569.C33 S43 1997

The struggles of a pastor and his church

Tatlock, Ann. A Place Called Morning: A novel PS3570.A85 P58 1998

All it takes is one day for a life to be changed forever.

Tatlock, Ann. Things we once held dear: A novel PS3570.A85 T48 2006

A young couple wrestle with family secrets.

Christian Historical Fiction

Recently our library survey requested that we provide more Christian Fiction. Well, you asked for it :-) And here is the first installment! Christian historical fiction

Biblical Times

Bunn, Davis & Oke, Janette. The Damascus Way. PS3552.U4718 D36 2011

from back cover: “Young Julia has everything money can buy, yet she and her Hebrew mother are less than second-class citizens. When Julia discovers the secret her Greek father has kept all these years, she is devastated. Her future is clouded with uncertainty.”

Colonial America

Ammerman, Mark—The Cross and The Tomahawk Series

The Ransom—PS3551.M56 R36 1997

Longshot—PS3551.M56 L54 2000

According to the author, the stories in the Ransom are drawn from actual accounts of 17th century New Englanders; Longshot is more a work of imagination.

18th Century

Higgs, Liz Curtis. Whence Came a Prince. PS3558.I36235 W48 2005

A young man fights to regain his lands in Scotland. A Christy Award Winner.

Musser, Joe—The Infidel PS3563.U84 I5 2001

This is a novel based on the life of John Newton

19th Century

Gohlke, Cathy. I Have Seen Him in the Watchfires. PS3607.O3448 I15 2008

Civil War story of families on both sides of the conflict.

Kraus, Jim & Kraus, Terri. The Treasure. PS3561.R3876 T74 2000

The California Gold Rush adventure.

O’Neill, Caroline Coleman. Loving Soren. PS3565.N444 L68 2005

Love story about Kierkegaard

Snelling, Lauraine—The Red River of the North Series

Blessing in Disguise PS3569.B68 1999

A New Day Rising PS3569.N39 N49 1996

Stories of immigrants in the Midwestern United States

Stafford, Tim. The Stamp of Glory. PS3569.T25 S72 2000.

A retelling of events around the AntiSlavery movement and the American Civil War

20th Century

Palmer, Catherine. A Dangerous Silence PS3555.A495 D36 2001

The excavation of Indian burial grounds threatens to expose more than bones.

Stafford, Tim. The Sisters PS3569.T25 S572000
A retelling of events surrounding the suffragists movement in America

Wick, Lori. Sophie’s Heart PS3573 I237 .S64 1995

A young woman moves from Czechoslovakia to the United States and encounters romance.
Other writers of Christian Historical Fiction include

Taylor Caldwell

Donna Fletcher Crow

Ruth Glover

Lois Henderson

Angela Elwell Hunt

Ellis Peters

Mario Schalesky

Denise Williamson

Thanksgiving 2011

Thanksgiving References & Pictures to Color

Bowen, Gary. Stranded at Plimoth Plantation, 1626. New York: HarperCollins, 1994.
Curr Center F68.B742 1994

Bruchac, Joseph. Squanto's Journey. San Diego, Silver Whistle, 2000. Curr Center
PZ7.B82816 Sq 2000

Bunker, Nicxk. Make Haste from Babylon: The Mayflower Pilgrims and Their World. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 2010. F68.B936 2010

Dillon, Francis. The Pilgrims. Garden City, NY: Doubleday, 1975. F68.D58 1975

Grace, Catherine O'Neill, Margaret Bruchac, and Plimoth Plantation. 1621 : A New Look at Thanksgiving. Washington, D.C.: National Geography, 2001. Curr Center GT4975.G72 2001

Hirschfelder, Arlene B. American Indian Stereotypes in the World of Children: A Reader and Bibliography. Lanham, MD: Scarecrow, 1999. E98.P99 H57 1999

The bibliography in this book contains a set of resources on Columbus Day and Thanksgiving, p. 311-314.

Philbrick, Nathaniel. Mayflower: A Story of Courage, Community and War. New York: Viking, 2006. F68.P44 2006

Sewall, Marcia. The Pilgrims of Plimoth. New York: Atheneum, 1986.
Curr Center F68 S49 1986

“Thanksgiving in Poetry,” in Harrington, Mildred P., and Josephine H. Thomas. Our Holidays in Poetry. New York: H. W. Wilson, 1929. Ref PN6110.H4 H25, pp. 313-332.

Christmas 2011

The Reference display contains Christmas trees and books about trees and much more for Christmas. Stop in. Find something to read

Auld, William Muir. Christmas Traditions. New York: Macmillan republished by Gale Research Company, 1968, 1931. GT4985.A8 1968

These chapters are essays by Auld on various aspects of Christmas, including origin, customs, songs, colors, etc.

Brady, Agnes Marie. Christmastide: Skits.Playlets.Songs.Music.Dances.Games..Poems.of Christmas Customs in Spain and Mexico. Dallas: Banks Upshaw and Company, 1937. GT4985.B67

Try a different song or custom for Christmas. While the songs and stories are in Spanish, explanations are in English.

Engelbreit, Mary. A Merry Little Christmas: Celebrate from A to Z. New York: Harper Collins, 2006. Curr Center PZ8.3.E58 Mar 2006

This cheerful little alphabet book will lift your spirits from A-Z.

Halverson, Delia. Teaching & Celebrating the Christian Seasons: A Guide for Pastors, Teachers, and Worship Leaders. St. Louis, Mo: Chalice Press, 2002. BV30.H34 2002

The seasons of Advent and Christmas are definitely included in this Christian Calendar. Although for churches, many of the ideas can be incorporated in households such as lighting candles.

Heinz, Donald. Christmas: Festival of Incarnation. Minneapolis: Fortress Press, 2010. BV45.H44 2010

The author would remind us to return to the spiritual to the season and remind all people of the reason for the celebrations.



Get More Sleep

Cartwright, Rosalind D. The Twenty-Four Hour Mind: The Role of Sleep and Dreaming in Our Emotional Lives. New York: Oxford University Press, 2010. RA786.C37 2010

Work Harder

Gladwell, Malcolm. Outliers: The Story of Success. New York;: Little, Brown, 2008. BF637.S8 G533 2008

Tavris, Carol, and Elliot Aronson. Mistakes Were Made ( but not by Me). Orlando: Harcourt, 2007. BF337.T38 2007

Improve My Appearance

Johnston, Joni. Appearance Obsession: Learning to Love the Way You Look. Deerfield Beach, Fla: Health Communication, Inc., 1994. BF697.5.B63 J64 1994

Luciano, Lynne. Looking Good: Male Body Image in Modern America. New York: Hill and Wang, 200`. BF697.5.L83 2001

Read the Bible and Pray More

Kendall, David. God's Call to Be Like Jesus: Living a Holy Life in Unholy World. Indianapolis, IN: Light and Life, 1999x. BT767.K461 1999x

Inspire Others

Strickland, Bill. Make the Impossible Possible. New York: Currency/Doubleday, 2007. BF637.S4 S828 2007

Subotky, Julie. Consider It Done: Accomplish 228 of Life's Trickiest Tasks. New York: Crown Archetype, 2010. BF637.C5 S83 2010

Black History Month 2012

African American History Month

February 2012

Reference Collection

Curtis, Nancy C. Black Heritage Sites: An African American Odyssey and Finder's Guide.
          Chicago: ALA, 1996. Ref E159.C95 1996

Smith, Jessie Carney. Black Firsts: 2000 Years of Extraordinary Achievement. Detroit: Visible Inc, 1994.            Ref E 195.B574 1994

Stepto, Gabriel Burns. The African American Years. New York: Thomson/Gale, 2003.

Regular Collection

Blackmon, Douglas A. Slavery by Another Name: The Re-Enslavement of Black Americans from the Civil War to World War II. New York: Doubleday, 2008. E185.2.B545 2008

Holt, Thomas C. Children of Fire: A History of African Americans. New York: Hill and Wang, 2010. E185.H57 2010

Litwack, Leon F. Been in the Storm So Long: The Aftermath of Slavery. New York: Vintage Books, 1980. E185.2.L57 1980

Moye, J. Todd. Freedom Flyers: The Tuskegee Airmen of World War II. New York: Oxford, 2010. D790.252 332nd M69 2010

Tayac, Gabrielle, General Ed. The IndiVisible: African-Native American Lives in the Americas. Washington, D.C.: National Museum of the American Indian Institution, 2009. E184.A1 I463 2009

Tuck, Stephen. We Ain't What We Ought to Be: The Black Freedom Struggle from Emancipation to Obama. Cambridge, MA: Harvard, 2010. E185.T797 2010

Verney, Kevern, and Lee Sartain, Eds. Long is the Way and Hard: One Hundred Years of the NAACP. Fayetteville, AR: University of Arkansas, 2009. E185.5.N276 L66 2009

Childrens Literature collection

Giovanni, Nikki. On My Journey Now: Looking at African-American History Through the Spirituals. Cambridge, MA: Candlewick Press, 2007. Curr Center. PS3557.I55 O6 2007

King, Martin Luther, Jr. I Have a Dream. New York: Scholastic Press, 1997. E185.61.K53 1997

Myers, Walter Dean. Now is Your Time!: The African-American Struggle for Freedom. New York: HarperCollins, 1991. Curr. Center E185.M96 1991

Rappaport, Doreen. Free at Last! Stories and Songs of Emancipation. Cambridge, MA: Candlewick Press, 2004. Curr Center E185.2.R27 2004

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