Celebrate Women’s History Month with children’s and young adult literature. The Amelia Bloomer Project “highlights the power of the individual and the collective voices of women across time and around the world.” Most Alkek Library copies of Amelia Bloomer Project titles are available in the 3rd floor Juvenile Collection, but some young adult level titles will be located in the General Collection on floors 5, 6 and 7. Below are some recently recognized Amelia Bloomer Project titles:
“The Secret History is less a mystery–the killers are revealed on the first page–than “an exploration of evil, both banal and bizarre,” in the words of Martha Duffy in Time. The story is narrated by Richard Papen, a transfer student who disavows his own middle-class upbringing to gain entrance into an elitist circle of students. “The gradual moral seduction of Richard is all the more cleverly revealed by its depiction in his own voice,” commented Andrew Rosenheim in the New York Times Book Review. As Richard becomes accepted by the group, he learns that four out of the five other members had participated in the bloody murder of a farmer who interrupted their late-night “bacchanal.” When one among the small coterie threatens to betray this dark secret, that person, too, is killed. “Tartt shows a superior sense of pace, playing off her red herrings and foreshadowings like an old hand at the suspense game,” Duffy stated in Time. In the New York Times Book Review, Rosenheim praised Tartt’s “skillful investigation of the chasm between academe’s supposed ideals and the vagaries of its actual behavior” and further commented that her prose was “at once lush and precise.” Nancy Wood, reviewing The Secret History in Maclean’s, believed that Tartt “is strongest when she finds poetry in everyday events: the sights and smells of a campus, the familiarity of certain television shows.” The Secret History, Wood concluded, “stands out as well written and original.”
Do you know how to mix and match different patterns? If your jacket has a wide check pattern and you want to wear a tie with dots, what is the correct call? Can you wear a jacket with a check pattern with a tie with a check pattern?
Matt Taibbi makes the world of finance and Wall Street accessible, profane and funny.
Matt Taibbi’s Griftopia is a good place to start to understand how many believe that derivatives and lack of regulation is damaging our financial system. Especially if you like your economic explanations to come with four letter words.
Taibbi – a frequent contributor to Rolling Stone – chronicles our national transition into a casino, where financialization of the economy takes precedence over allocating capital and actual work.
The result? Higher prices for food and oil, government officials paid to look the other way, and a towering edifice of credit and collateral debt swaps supported by a tiny amount of actual capital.
(By the way, that real capital has been sold and leased a hundred times over, so real ownership is unclear at best).
Features a great chapter that explains collateral debt swaps, and the musical chairs aspect of this form of financial insurance.
There’s also a chapter about the ideology of the elite, and its growing influence in what is supposed to be a democracy under rule of law.
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