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The Death Penalty: what's keeping it alive

Andrea D. Lyon    06-04-2015
The Death Penalty: what's keeping it alive

The United States is divided about the death penalty—17 states have banned it, while the remaining states have not. From wrongful convictions to botched executions, capital punishment is fraught with controversy. In The Death Penalty: What’s Keeping it Alive, award-winning criminal defense attorney Andrea Lyon turns a critical eye towards the reasons why the death penalty remains active in most states, in spite of well-documented flaws in the justice system.

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A Spool of Blue Thread

Anne Tyler    06-04-2015
A Spool of Blue Thread

The Whitshanks are one of those families that radiate togetherness: an indefinable, enviable kind of specialness. But they are also like all families, in that the stories they tell themselves reveal only part of the picture. Abby and Red and their four grown children have accumulated not only tender moments, laughter, and celebrations, but also jealousies, disappointments, and carefully guarded secrets. From Red’s father and mother, newly arrived in Baltimore in the 1920s, to Abby and Red’s grandchildren carrying the family legacy boisterously into the twenty-first century, here are four generations of Whitshanks, their lives unfolding in and around the sprawling, lovingly worn Baltimore house that has always been their anchor.

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Dead Wake: the last crossing of the Lusitania

Erik Larson    06-04-2015
Dead Wake: the last crossing of the Lusitania

On May 1, 1915, with WWI entering its tenth month, a luxury ocean liner as richly appointed as an English country house sailed out of New York, bound for Liverpool, carrying a record number of children and infants. The passengers were surprisingly at ease, even though Germany had declared the seas around Britain to be a war zone. But the Lusitania was one of the era’s great transatlantic “Greyhounds”—the fastest liner then in service—and her captain, William Thomas Turner, placed tremendous faith in the gentlemanly strictures of warfare that for a century had kept civilian ships safe from attack. 

It is a story that many of us think we know but don’t, and Erik Larson tells it thrillingly, switching between hunter and hunted while painting a larger portrait of America at the height of the Progressive Era.

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All My Puny Sorrows

Miriam Toews    06-04-2015
All My Puny Sorrows

Elf and Yoli are sisters. While on the surface Elfrieda's life is enviable (she's a world-renowned pianist, glamorous, wealthy, and happily married) and Yolandi's a mess (she's divorced and broke, with two teenagers growing up too quickly), they are fiercely close — raised in a Mennonite household and sharing the hardship of Elf's desire to end her life. After Elf's latest attempt, Yoli must quickly determine how to keep her family from falling apart, how to keep her own heart from breaking, and what it means to love someone who wants to die.

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A Reunion of Ghosts

Judith Claire Mitchell    06-03-2015
A Reunion of Ghosts

Three wickedly funny sisters. One family's extraordinary legacy. A single suicide note that spans a century ...

Funny, heartbreaking, and utterly original, A Reunion of Ghosts is a magnificent novel about three unforgettable women bound to each other, and to their remarkable family, through the blessings and the burdens bestowed by blood.

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Social Problems: a human rights perspective

Eric Bonds    06-03-2015
Social Problems: a human rights perspective

This short book lays out a new definition for what constitutes a social problem: the violation of a group’s human rights, which are understood as commonly upheld standards about what people deserve and should be protected from in life. Evaluating U.S. society from an international human rights perspective, Bonds also stresses that human rights are necessarily political and can therefore never be part of a purely objective exercise to assess wellbeing in a particular society. His approach recognizes that there is no one single interpretation of what rights mean, and that different groups with differing interests are going to promote divergent views, some better than others.

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The Nightingale

Kristin Hannah    06-03-2015
The Nightingale

With courage, grace and powerful insight, bestselling author Kristin Hannah captures the epic panorama of WWII and illuminates an intimate part of history seldom seen: the women's war.  The Nightingale tells the stories of two sisters, separated by years and experience, by ideals, passion and circumstance, each embarking on her own dangerous path toward survival, love, and freedom in German-occupied, war-torn France--a heartbreakingly beautiful novel that celebrates the resilience of the human spirit and the durability of women.

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Fracking: a reference handbook

David E. Newton    06-03-2015
Fracking: a reference handbook

Hydraulic fracturing of oil and gas wells—known commonly as "fracking"—has been in use in the United States for more than half a century. In recent years, however, massive expansion of shale gas fracturing across the nation has put fracking in the public eye. Is fracking a "win win" like its proponents say, or are there significant costs and dangers associated with the use of this energy production technology?

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At the Water's Edge

Sara Gruen    06-03-2015
At the Water's Edge

In this thrilling new novel from the author of Water for Elephants, Sara Gruen again demonstrates her talent for creating spellbinding period pieces. At the Water’s Edge is a gripping and poignant love story about a privileged young woman’s awakening as she experiences the devastation of World War II in a tiny village in the Scottish Highlands.

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Madness in Civilization: a cultural history of insanity, from the Bible to Freud, from the madhouse to modern medicine

Andrew Scull    06-03-2015
Madness in Civilization: a cultural history of insanity, from the Bible to Freud, from the madhouse to modern medicine

Mental disturbance is most commonly viewed through a medical lens, but societies have also sought to make sense of it through religion or the supernatural, or by constructing psychological or social explanations in an effort to tame the demons of unreason. Madness in Civilization traces the long and complex history of this affliction and our attempts to treat it.

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We found a total of 1 databases.

Database NameDatabase Description
Web News

Near real-time acces to news feeds from around the world.  Includes over 5000 feeds on business and general interest topics. Full-text. Sponsored by SUNY Connect.

Mac Computer at the Library

Sara Davenport    12-06-2012
Mac Computer at the Library

Did you know that the CCC Auburn campus Library has a MAC mini computer available for student use? It is located in the electronic resources area of the Library. Please stop at the Library's Computer Help Desk if you require assistance.

Borrow an iPad @ the CCC Library

Sara Davenport    11-19-2012
Borrow an iPad @ the CCC Library

Did you know that the CCC Library has iPads available for loan? The iPads are availabe at the circulation desk at both campus Libraries and can be used while in the Library.  They are preloaded with many types of apps.  Stop in and check out this useful technology!

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CCC Authors visit CCC Libraries

03-02-2015

 

 

 

 

 

 

The CCC Library continued its local author lecture series during the Spring 2015 semester. 

Heidi Nightengale discussed her new children's book "What Fragrance is the Moon?" as follows:

  • * Auburn Library, Mon. March 2, 11 am
  • * Fulton Learning Commons, Thurs. March 5, 11 am

 Marilyn Fuller discussed her new memoir "Fairy Tales and Horror Stories" as follows:

  • * Auburn Library, Wed. April 15, 11 am
  • * Fulton Learning Commons, Mon. April 13, 11 am

Both authors did a wonderful job sharing stories, wisdom, advice and even song (Marilyn Fuller) with the students and staff in attendance. Four lucky students also won free copies of their books!


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