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Showing posts with label Bestselling nonfiction. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Bestselling nonfiction. Show all posts

Monday, April 21, 2008

New at CARL: The Bin Ladens : an Arabian family in the American century

Check our holdings - The Bin Ladens : an Arabian family in the American century by Steve Coll

From publisher description: "The Bin Ladens rose from poverty to privilege; they loyally served the Saudi royal family for generations--and then one of their number changed history on September 11, 2001. Journalist Steve Coll tells the story of the rise of the Bin Laden family and of the wildly diverse lifestyles of the generation to which Osama bin Laden belongs, and against whom he rebelled. Starting with the family's escape from famine at the beginning of the twentieth century, through its jet-set era in America after the 1970s oil boom, and finally to the family's attempts to recover from September 11, this book unearths extensive new material about the family and its relationship with the United States, and provides a richly revealing and emblematic narrative of our globally interconnected times.--From publisher description."

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Monday, November 26, 2007

New at CARL: The Israel Lobby and U.S. Foreign Policy

Check CARL Holdings: The Israel Lobby and U.S. Foreign Policy

(this title also available at CARL as an audio book)

Summary: "The Israel Lobby," by John J. Mearsheimer and Stephen M. Walt, was one of the most controversial articles in recent memory. Originally published in the London Review of Books in March 2006, it provoked both howls of outrage and cheers of gratitude for challenging what had been a taboo issue in America: the impact of the Israel lobby on U.S. foreign policy." They describe the remarkable level of material and diplomatic support that the United States provides to Israel and argues that this support cannot be fully explained on either strategic or moral grounds. This exceptional relationship is due largely to the political influence of a loose coalition of individuals and organizations that actively work to shape U.S. foreign policy in a pro-Israel direction. Mearsheimer and Walt provocatively contend that the lobby has a far-reaching impact on America's posture throughout the Middle East - in Iraq, Iran, Lebanon, and toward the Israeli-Palestinian conflict - and the policies it has encouraged are in neither America's national interest nor Israel's long-term interest. The lobby's influence also affects America's relationship with important allies and increases dangers that all states face from global jihadist terror."--BOOK JACKET.

Related Podcast: University Channel - From Columbia University John J. Mearsheimer (University of Chicago) and Stephen M. Walt (Kennedy School of Government, Harvard) discuss their new publication `The Israel Lobby and U.S. Foreign Policy`.

Friday, November 2, 2007

Popular bestsellers and new titles at CARL in October

Most popular bestsellers at CARL - Oct 2007

Fiasco the American military adventure in Iraq

Finding Noel

Making money a novel of Discworld

almost moon a novel

Clapton the autobiography

ice cold grave

Shadow of the Silk Road

Deceptively delicious simple secrets to get your kids eating good foods

The Afghan

Most popular new book titles at CARL - Oct 2007

day of battle the war in Sicily and Italy 1943 1944

Twelve great clashes that shaped modern America from Geronimo to George W Bush

Ulysses S Grant 1861 1864 his rise from obscurity to military greatness

Exit Rommel the Tunisian campaign 1942 1943

Invading Mexico Americas continental dream and the Mexican War 1846 1848

Mugged by reality the liberation of Iraq and the failure of good intentions

Charm offensive how Chinas soft power is transforming the world

Battalion of the damned the 1st Marine paratroopers at Gavutu and Bloody Ridge 1942

Wolf of the deep Raphael Semmes and the notorious Confederate raider CSS Alabama

United States Special Operations Forces

Sunday, August 12, 2007

New York Times Bestseller at CARL : Lone Survivor

Lone survivor : the eyewitness account of Operation Redwing and the lost heroes of SEAL Team 10 by Marcus Luttrell

Texan recounts special forces tragedy in Afghanistan.

Excerpt from book review:

"The Battle of Murphy's Ridge, June 28, 2005, was among the most tragic days in U.S. special operations history, and only Texan Marcus Luttrell lived to talk about it.

His memoir, Lone Survivor: The Eyewitness Account of Operation Redwing and the Lost Heroes of SEAL Team 10, recounts how he and three other Navy SEALs were dropped on a mountainside in the rural Hindu Kush in eastern Afghanistan to carry out a reconnaissance mission and, if possible, assassinate Taliban warlord Ben Sharmak." Full Book review published in Guide live.com

Book review published in the New York Times

Podcast of Navy Seal Marcus Luttrell talking about his book "Lone Survivor"

Is this book checked out at CARL? How to place a hold on it.

Monday, May 21, 2007

New York Times Bestselling NonFiction at CARL

See the complete New York Times Bestseller list for Nonfiction (27 May 2007)

Here are the top five
  1. Einstein : his life and universe by Walter Isaacson
  2. At the center of the storm : my years at the CIA by George Tenet
  3. PAULA DEEN: IT AIN’T ALL ABOUT THE COOKIN’, by Paula Deen (Not available at CARL)
  4. God is not great by Christopher Hitchens (Not available at CARL)
  5. ANIMAL, VEGETABLE, MIRACLE, by Barbara Kingsolver

Monday, May 14, 2007

New York Times Bestselling NonFiction at CARL

See the complete New York Times Bestseller list for Nonfiction (20 May 2007)

Here are the top five

Books in the News

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