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New Books, March 2012

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Choosing to See

By Mary Beth Chapman with Ellen Vaughn

BR 1725.C443 A3 2010 

In this book, the wife of Christian music artist Steven Curtis Chapman tells the story of her family’s journey from sorrow to hope after the tragic death of their four year old daughter, Maria Sue, but it is not just the story of the Chapman’s loss. It is the story of the Chapman’s life together before and after they lost their precious daughter.


The Muslim Brotherhood

Edited by Barry Rubin

BP 10.J383 M87 2010

This eye-opening work tells the story of the Muslim Brotherhood, the oldest and most influential international Islamist group. Containing articles on various aspects of the Muslim Brotherhood, this book gives a thorough and detailed explanation of how the organization works and where it is operating. It is an interesting read for anyone concerned with the spread of Muslim influence worldwide.


A Brief History of History

By Colin Wells

D 13.W464 2008

This work is an enlightening chronicle of the development of history over the ages. From the foundational writings of the Greeks Herodotus and Thucydides, to the storyteller outlook of today, this book gives a unique perspective on how the study of history itself has developed over time.


Bombay Anna: The Real Story and Remarkable Adventures of the King and I Governess

By Susan Morgan

DS 578.32.L44 M67 2008

This book tells the true story beyond the movie, The King and I. This biography is an in-depth account of her life before and after meeting the king of Siam, including her childhood in India and her career as a writer in the United States. Written out of extensive, world-wide research, this work is a great read for anyone interested in the audacious woman behind The King and I.


The Art of Immersion

By Frank Rose

HD 9696.8.A2 R67 2011

Through this book, the author presents the media revolution that is arising today. He argues that media, from the television to the internet, is transforming from something that we passively observe to something that we are actively engaged in. He also imparts his ideas of what this revolution in media means for the future of entertainment.


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