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Roz Chast and Bill Kartalopoulos, eds.

Best American Comics, 2016

F B4642, 2016

The title is pretty self-explanatory, although as in the case of most such “best of” works, we can always argue about what was and was not included.  The focus is on the United States, but some Canadian comics are here, too.

Walter C. Clemens Jr.

North Korea and the World: Human Rights, Arms Control, and Strategies for Negotiation

327.5193 Cle

Examines the policies and tactics of U.S. presidents from Bill Clinton through Barack Obama in dealing with North Korea.  With a new president coming on board, the author argues for a reconsideration of our diplomacy with North Korea.  

Anna Laurent

Botanical Art From The Golden Age of Scientific Discovery

Q 580 Lau

This oversized book reproduces more than 200 dazzling full color images. Each image is accompanied by captions that offer accessible information about the species featured, the scientists and botanical illustrators who created it.

We see lilies and tulips, gourds, aquatic plants, legumes, poisonous plants, and carnivorous plants, all presented in exquisite, larger-than-life detail.

Pal Kolsto and helge Blakkisrud, eds.

The New Russian Nationalism: Imperialism, Ethnicity and Authoritarianism 200-15


One of the more than 100 (and growing) open access ebooks in JSTOR. The topic of this collection of essays would seem to be very timely.

James L. Trainum

How the Police Generate False Confessions: An Inside Look at the Interrogation Room

345.73056 Tra

Former detective and expert on innocence commissions, the author examines the nature of the interrogation process that encourages people confess to crimes they didn’t commit.

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Five Books On Human Trafficking

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Timothy R. Keck


Magnificent Showcase: History, Heritage, and Art: The United States Air Force and the Air Force Art Program


D 301.82/7:AR 7


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