Thursday, January 31, 2013

Music from the True Vine

Malone, Bill C. Music from the True Vine: Mike Seeger's Life & Musical Journey. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2011.

Call no.: 780.92 Se32m

Publisher's Description:

A musician, documentarian, scholar, and one of the founding members of the influential folk revival group the New Lost City Ramblers, Mike Seeger (1933-2009) spent more than fifty years collecting, performing, and commemorating the culture and folk music of white and black southerners, which he called "music from the true vine." In this fascinating biography, Bill Malone explores the life and musical contributions of folk artist Seeger, son of musicologists Charles and Ruth Crawford Seeger and brother of folksingers Pete and Peggy Seeger.

Malone argues that Seeger, while not as well known as his brother, may be more important to the history of American music through his work in identifying and giving voice to the people from whom the folk revival borrowed its songs. Seeger recorded and produced over forty albums, including the work of artists such as Libba Cotten, Tommy Jarrell, Dock Boggs, and Maybelle Carter. In 1958, with an ambition to recreate the southern string bands of the twenties, he formed the New Lost City Ramblers, helping to inspire the urban folk revival of the sixties. Music from the True Vine presents Seeger as a gatekeeper of American roots music and culture, showing why generations of musicians and fans of traditional music regard him as a mentor and an inspiration.

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Minerals Yearbook

The library has received volume II (Area Reports: Domestic 2008) of the Minerals Yearbook for 2008.  It can be found at I 19.165:2008/V.2.

Building a Culture of Faith

Balzer, Cary and Reed, Rod, eds. Building a Culture of Faith: University-Wide Partnerships for Spiritual Formation. Abilene, Tex.: Abilene Christian University Press, 2012.

Call No.: FDC 378.071 B868b

Publisher's Book Description: Contemporary Christian universities claim that students grow spiritually while enrolled, yet very little work has been done exploring the influences of various parts of the university on student spiritual formation, especially, but not limited to, the impact of faculty. Building a Culture of Faith addresses the unique role faculty and others play in student spiritual formation, including historical and contemporary approaches; sets out a framework for understanding spiritual formation as it is practiced in the Christian university; and provides practical models for the roles the university plays in the spiritual formation of students.

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By the way, Carson-Newman's very own provost, Dr. Kina Mallard, is one of the "blurbers" for this title. This is what she had to say about the book:

If you are ready to consider faith integration in a fresh, holistic, comprehensive way that connects with students on Christian college campuses, you will want to read Building a Culture of Faith: University-wide Partnerships for Spiritual Formation. Cary Balzer and Rod Reed have brought together voices from all areas of campus life to address the spiritual formation of students who seek to follow Christ in a rapidly changing culture. The authors are campus-influencers both inside and outside the classroom and their essays will provoke life- and work-changing dialogue for those who are called to serve the cause of Christian Higher Education.

The Black Box

Connelly, Michael. The Black Box. New York: Little, Brown, 2012.

Call no.: F CON

Publisher's Description: In a case that spans 20 years, Harry Bosch links the bullet from a recent crime to a file from 1992, the killing of a young female photographer during the L.A. riots. Harry originally investigated the murder, but it was then handed off to the Riot Crimes Task Force and never solved.

Now Bosch's ballistics match indicates that her death was not random violence, but something more personal, and connected to a deeper intrigue. Like an investigator combing through the wreckage after a plane crash, Bosch searches for the "black box," the one piece of evidence that will pull the case together.

Riveting and relentlessly paced, THE BLACK BOX leads Harry Bosch, "one of the greats of crime fiction" (New York Daily News), into one of his most fraught and perilous cases.

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Wednesday, January 30, 2013


Kriwaczek, Paul. Babylon: Mesopotamia and the Birth of Civilization. New York: St. Martin's Press, 2010.

Call No.: 935 K899b

Publisher's Book Description:

Civilization was born eight thousand years ago, between the floodplains of the Tigris and Euphrates rivers, when migrants from the surrounding mountains and deserts began to create increasingly sophisticated urban societies. In the cities that they built, half of human history took place.
In Babylon, Paul Kriwaczek tells the story of Mesopotamia from the earliest settlements seven thousand years ago to the eclipse of Babylon in the sixth century BCE. Bringing the people of this land to life in vibrant detail, the author chronicles the rise and fall of power during this period and explores the political and social systems, as well as the technical and cultural innovations, which made this land extraordinary. At the heart of this book is the story of Babylon, which rose to prominence under the Amorite king Hammurabi from about 1800 BCE. Even as Babylon’s fortunes waxed and waned, it never lost its allure as the ancient world’s greatest city.

Engaging and compelling, Babylon reveals the splendor of the ancient world that laid the foundation for civilization itself.

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Emerald Mound along the Natchez Trace

One of the interesting sites along the southern portion of the Natchez Trace is Emerald Mount which is found at milepost 10.3. It is near Natchez, Mississippi. You'll find a brochure on this interesting site at I 29.6:N 19/3/2012.

American Tropic

Sanchez, Thomas. American Tropic. New York: Knopf, 2013.

Call No.: F SAN

Publisher's Description: Thomas Sanchez’s American Tropic is a heart-racing ecological thriller that showcases today’s headline issues. Sanchez’s first Key West novel, Mile Zero, was hailed by The Washington Post Book World as a “holy terror of a book of immense power and passion,” acclaimed by The New York Times Book Review as “dazzling,” and lauded by Vanity Fair as “mythmaking and magisterial.” Now, Sanchez returns again to America’s famous southernmost continental point, Key West.

This exotic island city in the Florida Keys is being terrorized by horrific murders committed by a mysterious voodoo assassin. With each new kill, it becomes clear that the skeleton-clad executioner has an ecological agenda. The novel propels us through a complex maze populated by rapacious developers, ruthless scammers, and common folk engaged in heroic acts to save their community.

The characters, from the defenders of America’s only continental reef to the destroyers of marine life, are all swept up in this torrent of horrors. Everyone dreads being the killer’s next victim as the clock counts down to the end of hurricane season and the final dramatic explosion of fear and rage.

With canny perception and striking revelations, American Tropic illuminates a world of dark desires, hidden truths, and colliding destinies.

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Tuesday, January 29, 2013

The Tenth Parallel

Griswold, Eliza. The Tenth Parallel: Dispatches from the Fault Line Between Christianity and Islam. 1st Picador ed. New York: Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 2011.

Call No.: 297.283 G889t

Publisher's Book Description:

A riveting investigation of the jagged fault line between the Christian and Muslim worlds

The tenth parallel—the line of latitude seven hundred miles north of the equator—is a geographical and ideological front line where Christianity and Islam collide. More than half of the world’s 1.3 billion Muslims live along the tenth parallel; so do sixty percent of the world’s 2 billion Christians. Here, in the buzzing megacities and swarming jungles of Africa and Asia, is where the two religions meet; their encounter is shaping the future of each faith, and of whole societies as well.

An award-winning investigative journalist and poet, Eliza Griswold has spent the past seven years traveling between the equator and the tenth parallel: in Nigeria, the Sudan, and Somalia, and in Indonesia, Malaysia, and the Philippines. The stories she tells in The Tenth Parallel show us that religious conflicts are also conflicts about land, water, oil, and other natural resources, and that local and tribal issues are often shaped by religious ideas. Above all, she makes clear that, for the people she writes about, one’s sense of God is shaped by one’s place on earth; along the tenth parallel, faith is geographic and demographic.

An urgent examination of the relationship between faith and worldly power, The Tenth Parallel is an essential work about the conflicts over religion, nationhood and natural resources that will remake the world in the years to come.

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Prehistory on the Dakota Prairie Grasslands

The library has received Prehistory on the Dakota Prairie Grasslands: An Overview, 2012 . It can be found at A 13.2:G76/8.

Library of Congress Classification

The latest Library of Congress Classification schedules for DS-DX (History of Asia, Africa, Australia, New Zealand, etc.), PR, PS, PZ (English and American Literature and Juvenile Belles Lettres), R (Medicine), B-BJ (Philosophy, Psychology), Q (Science), and KF (Law of the United States) have arrived and are shelved in our Technical Services Department. If you need to use these in the library, you can do so; however, they may not be checked out.

First Generation College Students

Ward, Lee; Siegel, Michael J.; and Davenport, Zebulon. First Generation College Students: Understanding and Improving the Experience from Recruitment to Commencement. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass, 2012.

Call No.: FDC 378.198 W214f

Publisher's Book Description: As more and more of the college-going population is made up of those who are the first in their families to attend college, institutions need to find ways to help these students succeed if they expect to maintain enrollments. This groundbreaking resource explores the challenges and barriers to first-generation students and offers a wealth of helpful recommendations for helping these students succeed in their academic careers. This book helps leaders in academic and student affairs to understand these special challenges and how best to meet them.

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Monday, January 28, 2013

The Psychology of Wealth

Richards, Charles. The Psychology of Wealth: Understand Your Relationship with Money and Achieve Prosperity. New York: McGraw Hill, 2012.

Call no.: 332.024 R390p

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Civics Flash Cards

Flash cards have been a staple in helping people study for various things over the years. The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services has prepared Civics Flash Cards for the Naturalization Test to help those preparing to become naturalized United States citizens.  They can be found in government documents at HS 8.2:F 61/2/2012.

Sunday, January 27, 2013

Pleasant Hill Baptist Church (Orlinda, Tenn.)

Pleasant Hill Baptist Church (Orlinda, Tenn.) Records, 1849-1979. Microfilm. Nashville, Tenn.: Historical Commission, Southern Baptist Convention, 1980.

Call No.: BAPT MICROFILM 286.1768464 P710r

This church is located in Robertson County, Tennessee. The church records span the years 1849-1979, with the exception of 1919-1924. Also included on the reel are also WMU records for the church for 1906-1935 with the exception of 1919-1924.

Saturday, January 26, 2013

Getting to Graduation

Kelly, Andrew P. and Schneider, Mark, eds. Getting to Graduation: The Completion Agenda in Higher Education. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 2012.

Call No.:  FDC 378.73 G335k

Publisher's Book Description: The United States, long considered to have the best higher education in the world, now ranks eleventh in the proportion of 25- to 34-year-olds with a college degree. As other countries have made dramatic gains in degree attainment, the U.S. has improved more slowly. In response, President Obama recently laid out a national "completion agenda" with the goal of making the U.S. the best-educated nation in the world by the year 2020. Getting to Graduation explores the reforms that we must pursue to recover a position of international leadership in higher education as well as the obstacles to those reforms.

This new completion agenda puts increased pressure on institutions to promote student success and improve institutional productivity in a time of declining public revenue. In this volume, scholars of higher education and public policymakers describe promising directions for reform. They argue that it is essential to redefine postsecondary education and to consider a broader range of learning opportunities—beyond the research university and traditional bachelor degree programs—to include community colleges, occupational certificate programs, and apprenticeships. The authors also emphasize the need to rethink policies governing financial aid, remediation, and institutional funding to promote degree completion.

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Friday, January 25, 2013

Mining Claims & Sites in California

The 2006 edition of Location and Validity of Mining Claims and Sites in California. The CD is in our government documents collection at I 53.58:M 66/CD. It can be checked out.

Thursday, January 24, 2013

Gordon House on the Natchez Trace

The Natchez Trace Parkway is a beautiful scenic drive that winds its way from Nashville, Tennessee to Natchez, Mississippi, approximately following the old path used by Indians and traders. Along the way, you will find many points of interest. One of these is the Gordon House in  middle Tennessee at milepost 407.7 near Columbia and Centerville. We have a brochure about the home published by the National Park Service entitled The Gordon House: A Home on the Natchez Trace in our government documents collection at I 29.6/6:N 19/2. Why not check out the brochure and visit the home on your next trip into the area?

The Challenge of Islam in the Third Millennium

Kamel, Hisham. The Challenge of Islam in the Third Millennium. Temple City, Calif.: Arabic Communication Center, 1999.

Call No.: 297 K128c

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Erie National Wildlife Refuge Hunting

If you plan to go hunting at the Erie National Wildlife Refuge in Pennsylvania, you can find a brochure detailing their hunting regulations at I 49.44/2:ER 4/3/2012 in government documents.

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Implementation of the Vow to Hire Heroes Act of 2011

The hearing before the Subcommittee on Economic Opportunity of the Committee on Veterans' Affairs of the U.S. House entitled Implementation of the Vow to Hire Heroes Act of 2011 can be found at Y 4.V 64/3:112-38.

Flight of the Eagles

Morris, Gilbert L. Flight of the Eagles. (The Seven Sleepers Series). Chicago: Moody Press, 1994.

Call No.: JF M832f

Book Description: Josh Adams, 14, awakes from a 50-year sleep. Ancient prophecy commands him and the other Sleepers to unite in battle against the evil priests, and combat the doubt that threatens their faith.

Monday, January 21, 2013

Tributes to Hillary Rodham Clinton

When a member of Congress leaves or retires, it is customary for a series of tributes to that person to be given in congress and then published. Although our library typically receives these tributes in microform and electronic format, we recently received a bound print edition of Tributes Delivered in Congress: Hillary Rodham Clinton, United States Senator, 2001-2009. If you are interested in our former first lady's Senatorial career, you can find the print version at Y 1.1/3:111-28. The electronic version can be accessed at

Sunday, January 20, 2013

Brush Creek Baptist Church (Brush Creek, Tenn.)

Brush Creek Baptist Church (Brush Creek, Tenn.) Brush Creek Baptist Church, Brush Creek, Tennessee. Microfilm. Nashville: Historical Commission, Southern Baptist Convention, 19--. [Library has Reel 1, 1828-1951.]

Call No.: BAPT MICROFILM 286.176852 B838b

Brush Creek is located in Smith County. The library has reel 1 which covers records from 1828 to 1951.

Saturday, January 19, 2013

Making Whirligigs & Other Wind Toys

Pierce, Sharon. Making Whirligigs & Other Wind Toys. New York: Sterling, 1985.

Call No.: 745.592 P611m

Book Description: Great, practical toys! Make 3 different kinds of whirligig arms, 26 patterns: soldier, mermaid, penguin, Santa, unicorn, more, plus wind toys -- windmills, racing jockeys and even a tireless fellow milking an endlessly patient cow.

Friday, January 18, 2013

Tewaukon National Wildlife Refuge Visitor Information

The library has received the Tewaukon National Wildlife Refuge's brochure including visitor information for the Fall and Winter of 2012. You will find it at I 49.44/2:T 31/2/2012. Check their web site at for the latest information.

Thursday, January 17, 2013

Naturalization Preparation Materials

Are you or someone you know preparing to become a naturalized citizen of the United States? The library has received a CD entitled Naturalization Preparation Materials from the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services. You'll find it at HS 8.19:N 21/2012/CD. It can be checked out.

The South Beach Diet

Agatson, Arthur. The South Beach Diet: The Delicious, Doctor-Designed, Foolproof Plan for Fast and Healthy Weight Loss. Emmaus, Penn.: Rodale, 2003.

Call No.: 613.25 Ag17s

Book Description: Developed by noted Miami cardiologist Dr. Arthur Agatston for his patients, THE SOUTH BEACH DIET became a national phenomenon-because it works. It's not low fat. It's not low carbs. It teaches you to use the right carbs and the right fats to change your body chemistry to burn fat, help reduce your cholesterol, and help prevent metabolic syndrome (pre-diabetes). As a result, you'll lose weight quickly and safely.

Dr. Agatston's plan allows you to eat the foods you love-meat and fish, cheese, healthy oils and nuts, vegetables, and the right carbohydrates and sweets. There's no mandatory exercise, and you're never left craving more food. Structured in three simple phases, this may be the easiest diet that you've ever tried.

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Congressional Record Indexes

The library has received the 2 volume index of volume 151, part 23 (109th Congress) of the Congressional Record. These are huge red volumes shelved down in government documents in X 1.1:109/1-151/PT.23/INDEX.

We've also received the regular volume 154, part 20 of the 110th Congress. It is at X 1.1:110/2-154/PT.20.

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Foreign Relations of the United States

The library has received volume 16 of the Foreign Relations of the United States, 1969-1976. This one specifically deals with the Soviet Union, August 1974-December 1976.  You'll find this shelved in the circulating stacks at 327.73 Un3f 1969-76 v.16 even though it came through the Federal Depository Library Program.

Hillary's Choice

Sheehy, Gail. Hillary's Choice. New York: Random House, 1999.

Call No.: 973.929 Si35h

Book Description: Why does she stay with him? Where does she go from here? The author who revealed a generation's Passages now answers all the questions about the most talked-about First Lady in American history. In Hillary's Choice, Hillary Clinton is rendered fully human for the first time. Here is the life of a woman that is also the story of a marriage--and the drama of a presidency.

From her childhood with a demanding father and frustrated mother to her life as a professional wife determined to elect her husband president . . . from the sexual betrayals that nearly broke her to the national scandal that remade her . . . this is the epic journey of a modern American woman, a saga that begins in passivity, moves through self-punishment, and ends in power.

Who was the one "other woman" who posed a serious threat to their marriage? What was the real reason for the health care failure? How did Hillary escape the snare of Kenneth Starr? How has she managed, through it all, to be a good mother? No matter what her future, the mysteries about Hillary Clinton's past have been fully resolved by Hillary's Choice, a stunning achievement from a master chronicler of our times.

Monday, January 14, 2013

United States Code updates

The library has received Supplement 5, volumes 2-4 of the 2006 edition of the United States Code.  Although these are government documents, we have them shelved in our Reference Section near the indexes on the wall by the library offices. The call number is R 345.21 Un3. Volume 2 covers titles 11-15; volume 3 covers titles 16-24; volume 4 covers titles 25-37.

Sunday, January 13, 2013

Rutland Baptist Church (Mt. Juliet, Tenn.)

Rutland Baptist Church (Mt. Juliet, Tenn.) Church Records and History, 1821-1945. Microfilm. Nashville, Tenn.: Historical Commission, Southern Baptist Convention, 1959.

Call No.: BAPT MICROFILM 286.176854 R936c

The records of this Wilson County, Tennessee church cover 1821 to 1910 and November 1933 to September 1945.

Saturday, January 12, 2013

My Father's Daughter

Sinatra, Tina and Coplon, Jeff. My Father's Daughter: A Memoir. New York: Simon & Schuster, 2000.

Call No.: 780.92 Si61s

Book Description: A startling, compelling, yet affectionate portrait of an American entertainment legend by his youngest daughter, who for the first time writes about the man, his life, the accusations, and about the many people who surrounded him -- wives, friends, lovers, users, and sycophants -- from his Hoboken childhood through the notorious "Rat Pack," and beyond.

Complete with many never before seen photographs taken directly from family albums, and placing special emphasis on his later years and his marriage to Barbara Marx Sinatra, Tina's personal exploration of this difficult final period in her father's career will solidify our image of Sinatra as a great performer and reinforce him as something even greater: as a father, and as man.

Friday, January 11, 2013

Visiting the National Archives

When we think of the National Archives, we often think of the building in Washington, D.C., but did you know that there is also a facility in College Park, Maryland in the District of Columbia area that houses a portion of the archives as well as regional locations throughout our country. The nearest facility to us is in Morrow, Georgia in the Atlanta area.  The library has received updated brochures on several of the facilities in our Government Documents collection.

AE 1.113:18/2012
Visitor's Guide: The National Archives Experience

AE 1.113:45/2012
National Archives at New York City

AE 1.113:49/2012
National Archives at Kansas City

AE 1.113:81/2012
National Archives at St. Louis

AE 1.113:52/2012
National Archives at Seattle

AE 1.113:60/2012
National Archives at Anchorage

AE 1.113:51/2012
National Archives at Riverside

AE 1.113:50/2012
National Archives at Fort Worth

The first sentence of the Fort Worth brochure is worth repeating. "There is no digital substitute for the experience of holding an authentic historical record."  If you've never done so, consider visiting one of the facilities when you are in the area.

Thursday, January 10, 2013

Trail of Tears

The library has received a print version of the Trail of Tears map/brochure. It is shelved at I 29.88/3:T 22/3. It can also be found online. The front side is at The map side is at Please note that Adobe PDF viewing software is required to view it. I found the map very interesting, and some of the points of origin are in Western North Carolina and East Tennessee.

Addy Series

Porter, Connie. Meet Addy: An American Girl. Ill. by Melodye Rosales. Middleton, WI: Pleasant Co., 1993.

Call No.: JF P833m

Book Description: Addy Walker's family is planning a dangerous escape from slavery in the summer of 1864. But before they can make the escape, the worst happens--Master Stevens decides to sell some of his slaves, including Poppa and Addy's brother, Sam. Addy and Momma take the terrible risk of escaping by themselves, hoping that the family eventually will be together again in Philadelphia. Set during America's own struggle over slavery, the Civil War, Addy's story is one of great courage and love--love of family and love of freedom.

Porter, Connie. Addy Learns a Lesson: A School Story. Ill. by Melodye Rosales. Middleton, WI: Pleasant Co., 1993.

Call No.: JF P833a

Book Description: Addy and her mother arrive in Philadelphia to begin life as free people. Everything is new to them in the big city. Addy is happy--she has a friend for the first time, Sarah, and she is learning to read and write. In school, Addy sits next to Harriet. Harriet is smart, wealthy, and popular. She has the life that Addy thought freedom would bring her. Addy hopes to be friends with Sarah and Harriet, but she ends up having to choose between them. Addy's choice teaches her about real friendship and real freedom.

Porter, Connie. Addy's Surprise: A Christmas Story. Ill. by Melodye Rosales. Middleton, WI: Pleasant Co., 1993.

Call No.: JF P833ad

Book Description: Addy knows that Christmas will be hard without Poppa, Sam, and Esther. When Addy spots a beautiful red scarf in a secondhand shop, she's determined to save her money and buy it for Momma to brighten her holiday. But when Addy sees the plight of newly freed slaves, she's torn. Can she help them and still save money for Momma's scarf? In the end, Addy's Christmas surprise for Momma is different from what she had planned. And a surprise awaiting Addy is better than she even dared to hope for.

Wednesday, January 09, 2013

Great Meadows National Wildlife Refuge

The library has received the brochure Great Meadows National Wildlife Refuge: Concord Unit Trails from the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service. This is located near Concord, Massachusetts, the home of literary greats Louisa May Alcott, Nathaniel Hawthorne, and Henry David Thoreau.  You'll find it in government documents at I 49.44/2:G 79/25/2012. If you are planning a trip to the Boston area, why not check out the trail before or after your visit to Walden Pond?

Official Register of the United States

As part of the U.S. Government Printing Office (GPO) and the U.S. Department of Treasury pilot project to provide permanent public access to the Treasury Library's digital content, the Official Register of the United States is now available on GPO's Federal Digital System (FDsys). The Official Register of the United States: 1829, 1835-1837, 1841-1861; 1879-1891, 1895-1907, 1911-1921, 1925-1926, 1929-1934, 1936-1959, contains information about the Federal workforce, including the name of every employee, their job title, state or country of birth, the location of their post, and their annual salary. (What a great tool for family historians!)

Three additional historical U.S. Government information titles will be released in Fiscal Year 2013. These titles are:

  • An Account of the Receipts and Expenditures of the United States: 1793; 1797; 1805-06; 1808-09; 1812-1828; 1830-1890. This publication documents detailed statements of receipts and expenditures of the U.S. Government appropriations, including balances of the current and previous fiscal years, payments during the year, sums carried to surplus funds, and balances unexpended at the end of the year.
  • Combined Statement of the Receipts and Expenditures of the United States: 1872-1983, which contains fiscal year receipts and expenditures of the Government by appropriations.
  • Internal Revenue Cumulative Bulletins: 1919-2008. This is a consolidation of all items of permanent nature published in the Internal Revenue Bulletins (IRB). IRBs are the authoritative instrument of announcing official rulings and procedures of the Internal Revenue Service and Treasury Decisions, Executive Orders, Tax Conventions, legislation, court decisions, and other items of general interest.

Tuesday, January 08, 2013

California National Forests

The library has received the map California National Forests Motor Vehicle Opportunity Guide. You'll find it at A 13.36.2-6:R 5-RG-219 in Government Documents. The reverse side of the map contains information on hunting, camping, and other activities in the forests.

Possessing the Past

Fong, Wen C. and Watt, James C. Y. Possessing the past: treasures from the National Palace Museum, Taipei. New York: Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1996.

Call No.: 709.51 P841f

Book Description: Emperor Ch'ien-lung, who ruled China from 1736 to 1795, amassed an extensive collection of Chinese art which today forms the core of the holdings of the National Palace Museum, Taipei. Drawing on this rich resource, this work provides a history of imperial Chinese art and culture from the Neolithic period to 18th century. It reproduces some of the great monuments of Chinese culture: key works by leading calligraphers of the T'ang dynasty, life-size imperial portraits from the Sung to the Ming period, and some of the finest examples of imperial ceramics, textiles and other decorative arts from the Sung to the Ch'ing dynasty. The authors also offers a cultural and historical context for the art, focusing on both the evolution of Chinese civilization and the cultural dynamics of the country's history. The book accompanies a major exhibition at the Metropolitan Museum, New York (from March 1996), and subsequently in Chicago, San Francisco and Washington, DC.

Monday, January 07, 2013

Jawbone-Butterbredt ACEC & Recreation Area

The library has received a mpa of the Jawbone-Butterbredt ACEC & Recreation Area of California. You'll find it at I 53.11:J 32/2 in government documents. This unit is servied by the Bureau of Land Management's Ridgecrest office.

Sunday, January 06, 2013

Smith Fork Baptist Church (Watertown, Tenn.)

Smith Fork Baptist Church (Watertown, Tenn.) Records, 1873-1974. Microfilm. Nashville, Tenn.: Historical Commission, Southern Baptist Convention, 1980.

Call No.: BAPT MICROFILM 286.176854 Sm56r

This church is located in Watertown in Wilson County, Tennessee. The records includes minutes of church business meetings and membership rolls.

Saturday, January 05, 2013

New Older Books

Here are a few older books added to our collection in the last two or three months from gift collections received.

Brodtkorb, Paul, Jr. Ishmael's White World: A Phenomenological Reading of Moby Dick. New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Press, 1965.
Call No.: 813.36 B785i

Boitani, Piero and Mann, Jill, eds. The Cambridge Chaucer Companion. Cambridge, Eng. ; New York: Cambridge University Press, 1986.
Call No.: 821.17 C144b

Brokaw, Tom. A Long Way From Home: Growing Up in the American Heartland. New York: Random House, 2002.
Call No.: 070.92 B787l

Davis, John J. Moses and the Gods of Egypt. Grand Rapids: Baker Book House, 1971.
Call No.: 222.1207 D294m

Hobbs, Herschel H. The Epistles of John. Nashville: Thomas Nelson, 1983.
Call No.: 227.9407 H652e

Jakeway, Wade B. Over the Cracker Barrel. Lake Wales, Fla.: Phileo Press, 1987.
[Note: The foreward of this book was written by former C-N provost Michael V. Carter.]
Call No.: T 818.54 J211o

Rommel, Erwin. The Rommel Papers. Ed. by B. H. Liddell Hart. New York: Harcourt, Brace, 1953.
Call No.: 940.542 R665r

Wiltse, Charles M. John C. Calhoun, Sectionalist, 1840-1850. Indianapolis: Bobbs-Merrill, 1951.
Call No.: 973.7092 C128w

Friday, January 04, 2013

Two Ponds National Wildlife Refuge

For information about Two Ponds National Wildlife Refuge in Colorado, check out the latest information card at I 49.44/2:T 93/2012. The cover photo is beautiful!

Thursday, January 03, 2013

African American Experiences at Monocacy

Monocacy is a National Battlefield in Maryland. The National Park Services has prepared a new brochure entitled African American Experiences at Monocacy which can be found in our Government Documents at I 29.21:M 75. Check it out!

Preaching the Word

The library has received several of the commentaries in the Preaching the Word series. All of the titles we have received were written by R. Kent Hughes.  They are:

222.1107 H874g - Genesis: Beginning and Blessing

226.906 H874s - The Sermon on the Mount: The Message of the Kingdom

226.307 H874m - Mark: Jesus, Servant and Savior (2 vols.)

226.507 H874j - John: That You May Believe

226.607 H874a - Acts: The Church Afire

227.107 H874r - Romans: Righteousness from Heaven

227.507 H874e - Ephesians: The Mystery of the Body of Christ

227.707 H874c - Colossians and Philemon: The Supremacy of Christ

227.8307 H874f - 1 & 2 Timothy and Titus: To Guard the Deposit [Titus written by Bryan Chappell.]

227.9107 H874j - James: Faith That Works

Wednesday, January 02, 2013

The Constitution of the United States

The library has received the 25th edition of The Constitution of the United States and Declaration of Independence. You'll find it in Government Documents at Y 1.1/7:112-129. The constitution is even indexed.

Tuesday, January 01, 2013

Welwyn Commentaries

The library has received several volumes of the Welwyn Commentary Series published in the United Kingdom by Evangelical Press. The volumes received are:

227.206 El59s - Ellsworth, Roger. Strengthening Christ's Church: The Message of 1 Corinthians.

227.306 Ar77s - Arthur, J. Philip. Strength in Weakness: 2 Corinthians Simply Explained.

227.606 B446s - Bentley, Michael. Shining in the Darkness: Philippians Simply Explained.

227.8306 B446p - Bentley, Michael. Passing on the Truth: 1 & 2 Timothy Simply Explained.

227.8506 B446s - Benton, John. Straightening Out the Self-Centred Church: The Message of Titus.

227.9106 B532p - Bird, Anthony E. Practice Makes Perfect: The Book of James Simply Explained.

227.9406 B262k - Barnes, Peter. Knowing Where We Stand: The Message of John's Epistles.