September 13, 2016

New Titles Tuesday, September 13

As the new term started, thirty eight print and ebook titles were added to the library catalogue. Here’s a sample. For more information, click on the title; TWU login may be required. Print items with an “Available soon” notation can be obtained by using the “Place hold” link in the catalogue listing.
Film Studies
Cinema against spectacle: technique and ideology revisited /by Jean-Louis Comolli ; translated and edited by Daniel Fairfax.
Jean-Louis Comolli’s six-part essay "Technique and Ideology" had a revolutionary effect on film theory and history when it first appeared in Cahiers du CinĂ©ma in 1971. In 2009, Comolli revisited his earlier text, arguing that the present age, marked by the total dominance of media-filtered spectacle over image production, makes the need for an 'emancipated, critical spectator' more pressing than ever. In this volume, Daniel Fairfax presents annotated translations of these two texts to provide an overview of Comolli’s activity as both a theorist and a filmmaker.

Casey McKittrick offers the first book-length study of the relationship between Hitchcock’s body size and his cinema. McKittrick argues that our understanding of Hitchcock’s films, his creative process, and his artistic mind are incomplete without considering his lived experience as a fat man. Hitchcock’s Appetites produces a new and compelling profile of Hitchcock's creative life, and a fuller, more nuanced account of his auteurism.

History
Not a detailed account of any one particular battle but a sweeping epic, packed with fascinating details. Highly recommended to all who read World War II history
      An army at dawn: the war in North Africa, 1942-1943 /Rick Atkinson. PRINT
In this first volume of the Liberation Trilogy, Rick Atkinson shows why no modern reader can understand the ultimate victory of the Allied powers without a grasp of the great drama that unfolded in North Africa in 1942 and 1943. Beginning with the daring amphibious invasion in November 1942, An Army at Dawn follows the American and British armies as they take on the Germans and Italians in Tunisia. Central to the tale are the extraordinary but fallible commanders who come to dominate the battlefield: Eisenhower, Patton, Bradley, Montgomery, and Rommel.
follows the strengthening American and British armies as they invade Sicily in July 1943 and then, mile by bloody mile, fight their way north toward Rome. Drawing on a wide array of primary source material, written with great drama and flair, this is narrative history of the first rank. WithThe Day of Battle, Atkinson has once again given us the definitive account of one of history's most compelling military campaigns.
The magnificent conclusion to Rick Atkinson’s acclaimed Liberation Trilogy about the Allied triumph in Europe during World War II. The brutal fight in Normandy, the liberation of Paris, the disaster that was Operation Market Garden, the horrific Battle of the Bulge, and finally the thrust to the heart of the Third Reich—all these historic events and more come alive with a wealth of new material and a mesmerizing cast of characters. Atkinson tells the tale from the perspective of participants at every level, from presidents and generals to war-weary lieutenants and terrified teenage riflemen. When Germany at last surrenders, we understand anew both the devastating cost of this global conflagration and the enormous effort required to win the Allied victory.

Providing a definitive account of the most imfamous trials of the last century, this book examines the Nazi atrocities at Nuremberg during the Second World War.

With P'u and his brigands [electronic resource] /Mrs. Howard Taylor.
Attack by brigands was a serious problem in China – and missionaries with the China Inland Mission were not immune from their attentions, as this little book recounts.

Religious Studies
The giants of Christian history are presented chronologically and in a format that helps readers get to know them. In addition to a biographical sketch, readers will discover each person's primary contributions to the Christian faith along with a brief quotation from their work. Students, history buffs, and curious readers will be fascinated as their faith is strengthened.

Besides the Bible is a guide to the really great books that you should read--ones that matter. Covering a wide array of subjects and authors, from Christian bookstore best sellers to classics of Christian history and more, you'll find yourself agreeing with some titles, shaking your head at others, and even shocked by a few.

With his trademark thoughtful introspection, A. J. Swoboda boldly suggests that wandering is not an absence of faith but a central component of faith. In "The Dusty Ones," " "he leads the restless, the frustrated, and the curious on a spiritual journey

Silence: a Christian history /Diarmaid MacCulloch. PRINT
In this essential work of religious history, the New York Times bestselling author explores the vital role of silence in the Christian story. MacCulloch shows how Jesus chose to emphasize silence as an essential part of his message and how silence shaped the great medieval monastic communities of Europe. He also examines the darker forms of religious silence, from the church’s embrace of slavery and its muted reaction to the Holocaust to the cover-up by Catholic authorities of devastating sexual scandals. A groundbreaking work that will change our understanding of the most fundamental wish to be heard by God, Silence gives voice to the greatest mysteries of faith.

The spiritual world of The hobbit /James Stuart Bell with Sam O'Neal. PRINT
This book explores good versus evil in Tolkien's writings, the spiritual quest of Bilbo Baggins, the guiding hand of God's providence, and much more. The author specializes in taking complex topics in religion and literature and making them accessible to every reader.

How do we find our spiritual moorings? In environments that seek to undermine faith at every turn, how do we solidify our thinking so that our faith will not waver? By holding fast to the “things that cannot be shaken” (Heb. 12:27), say authors Scott Oliphint and Rod Mays.

Tozer: fellowship of the burning heart / by A.W. Tozer ; edited by James L. Snyder.PRINT
James Snyder has done a masterful job of selecting and transcribing sermons from his private collection of rare recordings, and has also captured Tozer the man in biographical essays laced with anecdotes and personal material that only a seasoned researcher could find.

Social Sciences
Framing French culture /edited by Natalie Edwards, Ben McCann and Peter Poiana.
Throughout this book, the concept of framing is used to look at art, photography, scientific drawings and cinema as visually constituted, spatially bounded productions. The way these genres relate to that which exists beyond the frame, by means of plastic, chemically transposed, pencil-sketched or moving images allows us to decipher the particular language of the visual and at the same time circumscribe the dialectic between presence and absence that is proper to all visual media.

This compact book is designed to make a signal contribution to the sustainable urbanisation agenda through authoritative interventions contextualising, assessing and explaining clearly the relevance and importance of three central characteristics of sustainable towns and cities everywhere, namely that they should be fair, green and accessible

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