Tuesday, November 17, 2009

New Audiobooks

Akpan,Uwem/Say You're One of Them
Ali, Monica/In the Kitchen
Andrews, Mary Kay/The Fixer Upper
Bagshawe, Tilly/Sidney Sheldon's Mistress of the Game
Baldacci, David/True Blue
Barbery, Muriel/The Elegance of the Hedgehog
Bradford, Barbara Taylor/Breaking the Rules
Brockmann, Suzanne/Hot Pursuit
Brown, Dale/Rogue Forces
Brown, Sandra/Smash Cut
Burke, James Lee/Rain Gods
Byatt, A. S./The Children's Book
Byatt, A. S./Possession
Clark, Mary Jane/Dying for Mercy
Connelly, Michael/Nine Dragons
Cook, Robin/Intervention
Cornwell,Patricia Daniels/The Scarpetta Factor
Cussler, Clive/Medusa
Cussler, Clive/Spartan Gold
Dickey, Eric Jerome/Ressurecting Midnight
Flynn, Vince/Pursuit of Honor
Francis, Dick/Even Money
Gabaldon, Diana/An Echo in the Bone
Gardner, Lisa/The Neighbor
Griffin, W. E. B./The Traffickers
Grisham, John/Ford County
Hamilton, Laurell K./Skin Trade
Howard, Linda/Burn
Howe, Katherine/The Physick Book of Deliverence Dane
Jance, J. A./Fire and Ice
Johansen, Iris/Blood Game
Johansen, Iris/Storm Cycle
Kellerman, Faye/Blindman's Bluff
Kellerman Jonathan, Evidence
Larsson, Steig/The Girl Who Played with Fire
Larsson, Stieg/The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
Lescroart, John T./A Plague of Secrets
Lindsey, Johanna/A Rogue of my Own
Lustbader, Eric/Robert's The Bourne Deception
Macomber, Debbie/summer on Blossom Street
Martini, Steve/Guardian of Lies
Michaels, Fern/Razor Sharp
Michaels, Fern/The Scoop
Modesitt, L. E./Imager's Challenge
Moore, Lorrie/A Gate at the Stairs
Neggers, Carla/The Mist
Moriarty, Laura/While I'm Falling
Niffenegger, Audrey/Her Fearful Symmetry
Palahniuk, chuck/Pygmy
Pamuk, Orhan/The Museum of Innocence
Parker, Robert B./Brimstone
Patterson, Richard North/The Spire
Pears, Ian/Stone's Fall
Pearson, Ridley/Killer Summer
Pelecanos, George P./The Way Home
Powell, Julie/Julie & Julia
Pynchon, Thomas/Inherent Vice
Rakha, Naseem,/The Crying Tree
Reich, Christopher/Rules of Vengeance
Reichs, Kathy/206 Bones
Rice, Ann/Angel Time
Robb, J. D./Kindred in Death
Rosenberg, Nancy Taylor/The Cheater
Roth, Philip/Letting Go
Russo, Richard/That Old Cape magic
Shreve, Anita/A Change in Altitude
Slaughter, Karin/Undone
Smith, Alexander, McCall/The Lost Art of Gratitude
Steel, Danielle/Matters of the Heart
Steel, Danielle/Southern Lights
Updike, John/My Father's Tears and Other Stories
Weiner, Jennifer/Best Friends Forever
Wells, Rebecca/The Crowning Glory of Calla Lily Ponder
Woods, Stuart/Hothouse Orchid

Monday, November 9, 2009

New DVD Reserves

Non-Fiction DVD Reserves

DVD RC565.A32 2007
(HBO documentary series on 4 DVDs)

Includes original 9-part, 90-minute documentary on Disc 1 and the "Supplementary Series" on Disc 2, 3 and 4.

Disc 1 (90 minutes) -
The feature-length documentary film ADDICTION is the centerpiece of the Addiction project. Bringing together the nation's leading experts with award- winning filmmakers, it consists of nine separate segments, including:
  1. "Saturday Night in a Dallas ER," by Jon Alpert
  2. At Parkland Memorial Hospital, there are over 30,000 injury-related visits to the emergency room every year - nearly half of which involve drugs or alcohol.
  3. "A Mother's Desperation," by Susan Froemke and Albert Maysles
  4. In Pittsburgh, a middle-age woman turns to police as a last resort to save her 23-year-old daughter Aubrey.
  5. "The Science of Relapse," by Eugene Jarecki and Susan Froemke
    Researchers enlist addicts to participate in a study investigating the brain's response to drug cues.
  6. "The Adolescent Addict," by Kate Davis and David Heilbroner
  7. At 10, Dylan's biological father left his family. Now 15, Dylan has a drug problem.
  8. "Brain Imaging," by Liz Garbus and Rory Kennedy
  9. The ability to look inside the brain through electronic imaging has yielded many advances in the study of addiction.
  10. "Opiate Addiction: A New Medication," by D.A. Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus
  11. In the '60s, methadone was found to be successful in treating addiction to opiates like heroin. More recently, buprenorphine has taken the treatment one step further.
  12. "Topiramate: A Clinical Trial for Alcoholism," by Alan and Susan Raymond
  13. An estimated 17 million Americans suffer from alcohol- use disorders, but only 13% are being treated with medication proven to be effective
  14. "Steamfitters Local Union 638," by Barbara Kopple
  15. For years, Don Perks had a reputation as one of the steamfitter union's hardest workers - and one of its biggest drinkers. After a series of close calls, Don finally turned his life around, and decided to help other union members with drinking problems.
  16. "Insurance Woes," by Susan Froemke
  17. Among the most troubling issues facing addicts and their families today is that of insurance: many insurance policies for individuals and companies simply don't cover long-term treatment of drug addiction.

Disc 2 -
  • What Is Addiction?
  • Understanding Addiction
  • The Search for Treatment: A Challenging Journey
  • The Adolescent Addict:
    • Multi-Systemic Therapy: A New Outpatient Approach
    • Phoenix Academy: A Profile of a Residential Treatment

Disc 3 -
  • An Interview with Nora Volkow, M.D.
  • An Interview with Mark Willenbring, M.D.
  • An Inteview with Michael Dennis, Ph. D.
  • An Interview with Kathleen Brady, M.D., Ph.D.

Disc 4 -
  • Getting and addict into treatment: the CRAFT approach
  • Treating stimulant addiction: the CBT approach
  • Opiate addiction: understanding replacement therapy
  • South Boston drug court
  • A mother's desperation.

Island At War (a three disc set)

  • Episode One -With a German invasion a virtual certainty, islanders rush to secure spots on the few boats leaving for England for three families-politician James Dorf and his wife Felicity, policeman Wilf Jonas and his wife Kathleen, and shopkeeper Cassie Mahy and her husband Urban-time to evacuate runs out
  • Episode Two- Cassie refuses to sell to the German soldiers until sadistic Lieutenant Walker pays her a visit. Angelique and June Mahy reopen the photo shop abandoned by their father's friend. Mr. Isaaks. They enlist the help of Zelda, one of Mr. Isaaks's former employees. After the German commander. Baron Von Rheingarten, takes overhalf of the Dorr's manor house for his headquaters, the Dorr's soldier son Philip returns to the island on a spy mission.
  • Episode Three -Now stuck on the island, Philip and Eugene hide out in Wilf and Kathleen's barn which is repeatedly searched by the Germans. Worried for Kathleen's safety, Sheldon Leverque her wheeler-dealer brother, moves the fugitives to a new deny being a spy, which Philip cannot do because he's been seen. The baron shadows Felicity with a hint of malice, and young German pilot Bernhardt tries to court Angelique.
  • Episode Four - Horrified that his scheme to save Eugene has failed. James asks the baron to take his life instead. Philip, who balmes his father for Eugene's fate, continues to pose as the Dorr's gardener. Kathleen is forced to undergo a brutal examination at the VD clinic because the Germans suspect she knows more than she is willing to tell them, June sings for the Germans at a party, and Wilf accuses her of fraternizing with the enemy.
  • Episode Five - Walker, who's become obessed with Zelda, is put in charge of removing jews from the island. He learns her secret and tries to use it to his advantage. but she goes into hiding. The British have shot down a number of German planes, and Angelique fears that Bernhardt is dead. Shedon secures a contraband pig that is cause for celebration at the farm, but the party ends in a confrontation about Wilf's role as the baron's chauffeur. Cassie manages to get an abundant supply of black market food but pays a high personal price.
  • Episode Six - June continues to sing for the Germans at the 50/50 Club, causing a local man to accuse her of sleeping with the enemy. Philip is desperate to escape to England with the information he has gathered on the island. james and Wilf help him hatch a plan. Sheldon suggests that Zelda also seie this chance to escape.

No Reservations Collection 2 - (Three disc set) Travel to the far reaches of the globe with the author (Kitchen Confidential) self proclaimed hedonist Anthony Bourdan the Indiana Jones of world cuisine.

The Universe: The Complete Season One

DVD QB981.U55 2007
(4-part History Channel series)

  • Disc 1 -
    Secrets of the sun -- Mars, the red planet -- The end of the Earth, deep space threats to our planet -- Jupiter, the giant planet.

  • Disc 2 -
    The moon -- Spaceship earth -- The inner planets, Mercury & Venus.

  • Disc 3 -
    Saturn, lord of the rings -- Alien galaxies -- Life and death of a star -- The outer planets.

  • Disc 4 -
    The most dangerous place in the universe -- Search for ET -- Beyond the big bang.

The World At War
DVD D755.W67 2004
(11-disc DVD release of the award-winning 1973 British TV series; the original series is on Discs 1-7 with bonus documentaries on Discs 8-11)

  • Disc 1 - (205 min.) - A New Germany, Disrant War: September 1939-May 1940, France Falls: May-June 1940, Bonus Documentary: The Making of the Series

  • Disc 2 (210 min.) - Alone: May 1940-May 1941, Barbarossa: June-December 1941, Banzai!: Japan 1931-1942, On Our Way: USA 1939-1942

  • Disc 3 (210 min.) - The Desert: North Africa 1940-1943, Stalingrad: JUne 1942-February 1943, Wolf Pack: U-Boats in the Atlantic 1939-1944, Red Star: The Soviet Union 1941-1943

  • Disc 4 (219 min.) - Whirlwind: Bombing Germany September 1939-April 1944, Tough Old Gut: Italy November 1942-June 1944, It's a Lovely Day Tomorrow: Burma 1942-1944, Home Fires: Britain 1940-1944

  • Disc 5 (210 min.) - Inside the Reich: Germany 1940-1944, Morning: June-August 1944, Occupation: Holland 1940-1944, Pincers: August 1944-March 1945

  • Disc 6 (206 min.) - Genocide: 1941-1945, Nemisis: Germany February-May 1945, Japan: 1941-1945, Pacific: February 1942-July 1945

  • Disc 7 (154 min.) - The Bomb: February-September 1945, Reckoning: 1945...and After, Remember

  • Disc 8 (199 min.) - BONUS DOCUMENTARIES - Hitler's Germany: The People's Community 1933-1939, Hitler's Germany: Total War 1939-1945, The Two Deaths of Adolf Hitler

  • Disc 9 (95 min.) - BONUS DOCUMENTARIES - Secretary To Hitler, Warrior, From War To Peace

  • Disc 10 (185 min.) - BONUS DOCUMENTARIES - The Final Solution Part 1, The Final Solution Part 2

  • Disc 11 (184 min.) - BONUS DOCUMENTARIES - Making the Series: A 30th Anniversary Retrospective, Experiences of War

TV Series

Manor House
TV reality show series based on British class systems in the early 1900s.