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Students, faculty and staff can check out these exciting new books and videos at the Dare Campus Library. Elizabeth City and Chowan students can ask for items to be sent to their campuses.
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Contemporary Issues

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SHAME: How America's Past Sins Have Polarized Our Country - Shelby Steele
Call Number: E184.A1S767 2015
ISBN: 9780465066971
Publication Date: 2015
"Part memoir and part meditation on the failed efforts to achieve racial equality in America, Shame advances Shelby Steele's provocative argument that "new liberalism" has done more harm than good. Since the 1960s, overt racism against blacks is almost universally condemned, so much so that racism is no longer, by itself, a prohibitive barrier to black advancement. But African Americans remain at a disadvantage in American society, and Steele lays the blame at the feet of white liberals. According to Steele, liberals have refused to acknowledge the country's progress over the past 50 years, in part because their notions of white guilt and black victimization help preserve their position of power over blacks"-- Provided by publisher.

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Please Stop Helping Us: How Liberals Make It Harder for Blacks to Succeed - Jason L. Riley
Call Number: E185.86.R55 2014
ISBN: 9781594037252
Publication Date: 2014
The author points out the government programs- like the welfare program, minimum-wage laws, affirmative action-intended to help blacks have become "massive barriers" instead.

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Windfall: The Booming Business of Global Warming - McKenzie Funk
Call Number: HB615.F86 2014
ISBN: 9781594204012
Publication Date: 2014
"An investigation into how entrepreneurial people and institutions around the globe are cashing in on the new world being created by global warming--and who will pay the price for it"-- Provided by publisher.

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Bettyville - George Hodgman
Call Number: HQ1063.6.H63 2015
ISBN: 9780525427209
Publication Date: 2015
A ninety-one year old mother and her gay son are the main characters in Hodgman's first novel," both an indelible portrait of a family and an exquisitely told tale of a prodigal son's return"--

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Wind Power for Dummies - Ian Woofenden
Call Number: TJ820.W564 2009
ISBN: 9780470496374
Publication Date: 2009
Tips and information on acquiring, installing, and maintaining a "home-scale wind-energy system." Also, information on assessing your home's energy efficiency.

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Healthy Foods: Fact versus Fiction - Myrna Chandler Goldstein
Call Number: TX355.G67 2010
ISBN: 9780313380969
Publication Date: 2010
Alphabetically arranged from almonds to walnuts, the book looks at 50 supposedly healthy foods and the research behind the claims.


West Indies

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Haiti: The Aftershocks of History - Laurent Dubois
Call Number: F1921.D83 2012
ISBN: 9780805093353
Publication Date: 2012
Laurent Dubois attempts to answer the question, "Why is Haiti like it is?" in this book of Haiti's history from its founding to the 2010 earthquake.

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The Big Truck That Went By: How the World Came to Save Haiti and Left Behind a Disaster - Jonathan M. Katz
Call Number: HV600 2010.H2K38 2013
ISBN: 9780230341876
Publication Date: 2013
$16.3 billion was pledged to Haiti following the January 12, 2010, earthquake that struck "the nation least prepared to handle one." American news correspondent Jonathan Katz's book "follows the money to uncover startling truths about how good intentions go wrong and what can be done to make aid 'smarter.'"



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H Is for Hawk - Helen Macdonald
Call Number: QL696.F32M33 2014
ISBN: 0802123414
Publication Date: 2014
When Helen Macdonald's father died suddenly on a London street, she was devastated. An experienced falconer, Helen had never before been tempted to train one of the most vicious predators, the goshawk, but in her grief, she saw that the goshawk's fierce and feral temperament mirrored her own. Resolving to purchase and raise the deadly creature as a means to cope with her loss, she adopted Mabel, and turned to the guidance of The Once and Future King author T.H. White's chronicle The Goshawk to begin her challenging endeavor. Projecting herself "in the hawk's wild mind to tame her" tested the limits of Macdonald's humanity and changed her life.~Abstract



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Fifty Railroads that Changed the Course of History - Bill Laws
Call Number: HE1021.L38 2013
ISBN: 9781770851696
Publication Date: 2013
"The book organizes the railroads chronologically, considering each according to its greatest impact on social, commercial, political, engineering, and military history. Maps plus more than 200 elegant drawings, photographs and paintings as well as dozens of sidebars highlight the concise, engaging text. The fifty railroads span history, from the first in public passenger travel (Wales, 1807) to Japans speed-record breaking "Bullet.""--Provided by publisher.



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Snow Country - Yasunari Kawabata
Call Number: PL832.A9Y813
ISBN: 0679761047
Publication Date: 1996
A Nobel Prize winner, this is a "powerful take of wasted love set amid the desolate beauty of western Japan."

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The Wes Anderson Collection - Matt Zoller Seitz
Call Number: PN1998.3.A526A5 2013
ISBN: 9780810997417
Publication Date: 2013
" Anderson is known for the visual artistry, inimitable tone, and idiosyncratic characterizations that make each of his films- 'Bottle Rocket', 'Rushmore', 'The Royal Tenenbaums', 'The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou', 'The Darjeeling Limited', 'Fantastic Mr. Fox', and 'Moonrise Kingdom'- instantly recognizable as "Andersonian." 'The Wes Anderson Collection' is the first in-depth overview of Anderson's filmography, guiding readers through his life and career."

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Manga: The Complete Guide - Jason Thompson
Call Number: PN6790.J3T56
ISBN: 0345485904
Publication Date: 2007
"Here is a comprehensive guide to the wide, wonderful world of Japanese comics! Includes incisive, full-length reviews of stories and artwork; titles rated from zero to four stars; guidelines for age-appropriateness; profiles of the biggest names in manga, including CLAMP, Osamu Tezuka, Rumiko Takahashi, and many others; the facts on the many kinds of manga; an overview of the manga industry and its history; and a detailed bibliography and a glossary of manga terms."--From publisher description

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The Best American Short Stories 2014 - Jennifer Egan
Call Number: PS659.2.B475 2014
ISBN: 9780547819228
Publication Date: 2014
Presents twenty of the best works of short fiction of the past year from a variety of acclaimed sources.

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The Best American Essays 2014 - John Jeremiah Sullivan
Call Number: PS688.B47 2014
ISBN: 9780544309906
Publication Date: 2014
Compiles the best literary essays of the year 2013 which were originally published in American periodicals.

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Work; Eight Cousins; Rose in Bloom; and Stories & Other Writings - Louisa May Alcott
Call Number: PS1016C43 2014
ISBN: 9781598533064
Publication Date: 2014
Contents: Work : a story of experience (1873) -- Eight cousins, or, The Aunt-Hill (1875) -- Rose in bloom : a sequel to "Eight cousins" (1876) -- Other writings: Address of the Republican women of Massachusetts -- Kate's choice -- How I went out to service -- Women's part in the Concord celebration -- Letter to the Woman's Journal, June 29, 1876 -- Anna's whim -- My girls.

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Historical Romances: The Prince and the Pauper; A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court; Personal Recollections of Joan of Arc - Mark Twain
Call Number: PS1302.T93 1992
ISBN: 0940450828
Publication Date: 1992
A period that "fascinated and repelled him"- medieval and Renaissance Europe- provided the material for three novels by Mark Twain.

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Five Novels of the 1940's & 50's - David Goodis
Call Number: PS3513.O49F58 2012
ISBN: 9781598531480
Publication Date: 2012
Contents: Dark passage -- Nightfall -- Burglar -- Moon in the gutter -- Street of no return.

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Novels and Stories: The Lottery, The Haunting of Hill House, We Have Always Lived in the Castle, Other Stories and Sketches - Shirley Jackson
Call Number: PS3519.A392 2010
ISBN: 9781598530728
Publication Date: 2010
"In just two decades(she died in 1965, at the age of 48)Shirley Jackson created a weird and distinctive world of fiction, one in which a grinning death's head lies just behind the smiling mask of so-called everyday life."

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Elmore Leonard: Four Novels of the 1970's: Fifty-Two Pickup, Swag, Unknown Man No.89, The Switch - Elmore Leonard
Call Number: PS3562E55E45 2014
ISBN: 1598533053
Publication Date: 2014
"Considered American's greatest modern crime writer, Elmore Leonard's work was first published in 1951.



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Reinhold Niebuhr: Major Works on Religion and Politics - Reinhold Niebuhr
Call Number: BJ1251N54 2015
ISBN: 1598533754
Publication Date: 2015
This volume includes four books written by the author: Leaves from the notebook of a tamed cynic, Moral man and immoral society, The children of light and the children of darkness, and The irony of American history. There is also a selection of lectures, sermons, essays, and prayers. ~ Abstract


United States Government

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The Debate on the Constitution: Federalist and Antifederalist Speeches, Articles, and Letter During the Struggle over Ratification - Bernar Bailyn
Call Number: JK155.D331993 pt. 1 and pt. 2
ISBN: 0940450429
Publication Date: 1993
Two volumes of speeches, newspaper articles, pamphlets, and private letters written or delivered from September 1787 to February 1788 (pt. 1) and January to August 1788 (pt.2).



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I Am Malala: The Girl Who Stood Up for Education and Was Shot by the Taliban - Malala Yousafzai
Call Number: LC2330.Y69 2013
ISBN: 9780316322409
Publication Date: 2013
Winner of the Nobel Peace Prize, Malala Yousafzai tells her story of standing up for education in her country, being shot in the head at point-blank range, and becoming a global symbol for peaceful protest.



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Gone With the Wind - Margaret Mitchell
Call Number: PS3525.I972G6 2008
ISBN: 9781416548942
Publication Date: 2008
Classic story of a young lady, Scarlet O'Hara, and the effects on her life, her family and her beloved South forever changed by the Civil War.

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To Kill A Mockingbird - Harper Lee
Call Number: PS3562.E352T6 1982
ISBN: 0446310786
Publication Date: 1982
First published in 1961, the story is of the explosion of racial hatred in an Alabama town as viewed by a little girl whose father defends a black man accused of rape.

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Gone Girl - Gillian Flynn
Call Number: PS3606.L935G66 2014
ISBN: 9780307588371
Publication Date: 2014
A thriller about a marriage and what happens between two people when one spouse has no idea of who the other really is.

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The Book Thief - Markus Zusak
Call Number: PZ7.Z837 2007
ISBN: 9780375842207
Publication Date: 2007
1939 in Nazi Germany....The story of Liesel--a young German girl whose book-stealing and story-telling talents help sustain her family and the Jewish man they are hiding, as well as their neighbors.

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Go Set A Watchman - Harper Lee
Call Number: PS3562.E353G6 2015
ISBN: 0062409859
Publication Date: 2015
Twenty years after the trial of Tom Robinson, Scout, 26, now living in New York returns to Maycomb"to visit her father and struggles with personal and political issues as her small Alabama town adjusts to the turbulent events beginning to transform the United States in the mid-1950s."



Good Will Hunting - Lawrence Bender
Call Number: DVD PN1997.G662 2002
Publication Date: 2002
At one of the top American universities, the math genius is a young man (Matt Damon) who works as a custodian. A psychology professor (Robin Williams) recognizes his genius and works to bring him back from his self-destructive ways.

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The Life of Birds [videorecording] - David Attenborough
Call Number: DVD QL698.3.L54 2002
ISBN: 0790771179
Publication Date: 2002
A fascinating exploration as David Attenborough journeys across seven continents filming thousands of species of birds, revealing their patterns of behavior.


Outer Banks Collection

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Murder at Whalehead - Joe C. Ellis
Call Number: Outer Banks Collection PS3605.L45M870 2007
ISBN: 9780979665509
Publication Date: 2007
A murder mystery,set at the Whalehead Club in Currituck County, tells the story of two Ohio families vacationing on the Outer Banks crossing paths with a homicidal maniac.

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Murder at Hatteras: a novel - Joe C. Ellis
Call Number: Outer Banks Collection PS3605.L45M873 2010
ISBN: 9780979665530
Publication Date: 2010
A couple vacationing on the Outer Banks and hoping to conceive their first child find instead a murder mystery to unravel.

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Lake Mattamuskeet, New Holland and Hyde County - Lewis C. Forrest
Call Number: Outer Banks Collection F262.H9 1999
ISBN: 0738502715
Publication Date: 1999
After 56 years of storage in an old barn, the records of what occurred at Lake Mattamuskeet from 1911 to 1932 were located and reviewed for publication of this book.

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Portsmouth: Spies, U-boats, and Romance on the Outer Banks - Edward P. Norvell
Call Number: Outer Banks Collection PS3614.O78275P67 2008
ISBN: 9780895873590
Publication Date: 2008
A fictional story of the events occuring during World War II on Ocracoke and Portsmouth Islands.



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The Best American Poetry 2014 - Terrance Hayes
Call Number: PS615.B4742 2013
ISBN: 1476708177
Publication Date: 2013
Collected poems chosen by editor Terrance Hayes as the best of 2014, featuring 75 poets including John Ashbery, Anne Carson, Mary Ruefle and Frederick Seidel.



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The Body Keeps the Score: Brain, Mind, and Body in the Healing of Trauma - Bessel Van Der Kolk
Call Number: RC552.P67V36 2014
ISBN: 9780670785933
Publication Date: 2014
Trauma isn't just happening to combat veterans, trauma occurs to victims of accidents and crimes, to victims of sexual and family violence, neglect and addiction. This book tells how a group of therapists and scientists-along with their patients- have attempted many different forms of treatment to address the problem and to work toward preventing trauma.

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The Ethics of Organ Transplants: The Current Debate - Arthur L. Caplan
Call Number: RD120.7.E86 1998
ISBN: 1573922242
Publication Date: 1998
Thirty articles compiled to explore the debate over organ procurement and distribution, the strategies for fair distribution and ways of managing the dying.


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