ShelfLife@Texas November 2008 Blog Archive




Corley, Nyleva
Sinn, Jessica
Dietrich, Alicia
Molin, Jason

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CONTENTS: Alumnus Investigates Verbal Blunders -- Brands’ FDR Biography Hits Bookstores Tomorrow -- Election Day Reading List -- “Forbidden Fruit” in The New Yorker -- Historian Discusses the Fate of Savannah During the Civil War -- Scholar Examines the Rhetoric of Style -- Post-Election Reading Roundup -- Samuel Beckett’s Doodles: What do they mean? -- Amy Tan, Denis Johnson, Tim O’Brien and Lee Blessing Discuss the Future of Reading -- The Power of the Zoot -- Lecture Highlights 50th Anniversary of “Exodus” by Leon Uris -- Littlefield Fund Brings Back War Between the States -- Interview with a Vampire Expert -- Alum’s Science Fiction Book Tackles Dangers of Global Warming -- Books Offer New Perspectives on American Indian Identity -- When Writing Met Art -- "Dream City" Novelist at BookPeople -- Law Professor Investigates the Preemption War -- Critique This Book: Longhorn Reviews -- "Snoop" in Smithsonian Magazine || BOOKS MENTIONED IN CONTENTS: "Um…: Slips, Stumbles, and Verbal Blunders, and What They Mean" by Michael Erard -- "Traitor to His Class: The Privileged Life and Radical Presidency of Franklin Delano Roosevelt" by Brand, H.W. -- "Unconventional Wisdom: Facts and Myths About American Voters" by Karen Kaufmann, John Petrocik, and Daron Shaw -- "The Constitution as Social Design: Gender and Civic Membership in the American Constitutional Order" by Gretchen Ritter -- "Politics in the Pews: The Political Mobilization of Black Churches" by Eric McDaniel -- "Forbidden Fruit: Sex & Religion in the Lives of American Teenagers" by Mark Regnerus -- "Saving Savannah: The City and the Civil War" by Jacqueline Jones -- "A Rhetoric of Style" by Barry Brummett -- "Race, Republicans, and the Return of the Party of Lincoln" by Tasha Philpot -- "Party Polarization in Congress" by Sean Theriault -- "On Scandal: Moral Disturbances in Society, Politics and Art" by Ari Adut -- "The Power of the Zoot" by Luis Alvarez -- "The Littlefield History of the Civil War Era" by Ira Nadel -- "Global WarNing" by Perla Sarabia Johnson -- " Picturing Indians: Photographic Encounters and Tourist Fantasies in H.H. Bennett's Wisconsin Dells" by Steven Hoelscher -- "Indian-Made: Navajo Culture in the Marketplace, 1868-1940" by Erika Bsumek -- "When Writing Met Art: From Symbol to Story" by Denise Schmandt-Besserat -- "Dream City" by Brendan Short -- "The Preemption War: When Federal Bureaucracies Trump Local Juries" by Thomas McGarity -- "Snoop: What Your Stuff Says About You" by Sam Gosling


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