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New Books Century City June-August

NEW BOOKS AT THE CENTURY CITY LIBRARY JUNE - AUGUST 2022

A - General works
REF AY 67 .N5 W7 2022 The World almanac and book of facts.


D - History
D 58 .H4713 2009b The landmark Herodotus : the histories / a new translation by Andrea L. Purvis with maps, annotations, appendices, and encyclopedic index ; edited by Robert B. Strassler ; with an introduction by Rosalind Thomas.
D 530 .L568 2021 The Western Front : a history of the Great War, 1914-1918 / Nick Lloyd.
D 545 .S7 H348 2010 The Somme : the darkest hour on the Western Front / Peter Hart.
D 743 .H645 2017 The allies strike back, 1941-1943 / James Holland.
D 743.2 .V45 2020 Victory : World War II in real time / The Associated Press ; edited by Alan Axelrod ; developed by Les Krantz ; foreword by David Eisenhower.
D 756 .H65 2016 The rise of Germany, 1939-1941 / James Holland.
D 756.5 .N6 H6235 2019 Normandy '44 : D-Day and the epic 77-day battle for France : a new history / James Holland.
D 764 .M385 2007 War of annihilation : combat and genocide on the Eastern Front, 1941 / Geoffrey P. Megargee.
D 767 .F73 2021 Tower of skulls : a history of the Asia-Pacific war, July 1937-May 1942 / Richard B. Frank.
D 767 .M36 2019 Fire and fortitude : the US Army in the Pacific War, 1941-1943 / John C. McManus.
D 767 .T64 2016 The conquering tide : war in the Pacific islands, 1942-1944 / Ian W. Toll.
D 767 .T65 2012 Pacific crucible : war at sea in the Pacific, 1941-1942 / Ian W. Toll.
D 767 .T653 2021 Twilight of the gods : war in the western Pacific, 1944-1945 / Ian W. Toll.
D 767.99 .O45 D38 2021 Crucible of hell : the heroism and tragedy of Okinawa, 1945 / Saul David.
D 770 .S87 2018 World War II at sea : a global history / Craig L. Symonds.
D 804.3 .B77 2017 Ordinary men : Reserve Police Battalion 101 and the final solution in Poland / Christopher R. Browning.
DF 229 .T55 C7 2008 The landmark Thucydides : a comprehensive guide to the Peloponnesian War / edited by Robert B. Strassler ; with an introduction by Victor Davis Hanson.
DG 261 .L36 2019 The landmark Julius Caesar : the complete works : Gallic War, Civil War, Alexandrian War, African War, and Spanish War / edited and translated by Kurt A. Raaflaub.


E, F - History: America
E 184 .M5 T38 2017 Chicano popular culture : que hable el pueblo / Charles M. Tatum.
E 185.93 .T4 G67 2021 On Juneteenth / Annette Gordon-Reed.


H - Social Sciences
REF HA 202 .S73 2022 ProQuest statistical abstract of the United States.
HD 9200 .A2 C33 2010 Chocolate wars : the 150-year rivalry between the world's greatest chocolate makers / Deborah Cadbury.
HD 9235 .P82 U434 2017 Crunch! : a history of the great American potato chip / Dirk Burhans.
REF HF 5382.5 .U5 O23 2020‑30  Occupational outlook handbook / U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics.
HV 5275 .A543 2000 The Al-Anon family groups.


J - Political Science
REF JA 51 .S7 2022 The statesman's year-book.
JK 4849 .P64 J55 2021 Lone star tarnished : a critical look at Texas politics and public policy / Cal Jillson.


K - Law
KF 4937 .O44 2020 Congressional procedures and the policy process / Walter J. Oleszek, Mark J. Oleszek, Elizabeth Rybicki, Bill Heniff Jr.


L - Education
LB 2343.32 .N86 2019 33 simple strategies for faculty : a week-by-week resource for teaching first-year and first-generation students / Lisa M. Nunn.


N - Fine arts
N 6538 .N5 F27 2011 Creating their own image : the history of African-American women artists / Lisa E. Farrington.
N 8354 .N63 2015 Women artists : the Linda Nochlin reader / edited by Maura Reilly.


P - Language and literature
PZ 7 .S47957 Sal 2016 Salt to the sea : a novel / Ruta Sepetys.


Q - Science
QC 773 .A1 K87 2015 The general and the genius : Groves and Oppenheimer : the unlikely partnership that built the atom bomb / James Kunetka.


R - Medicine
RM 725 .F66 2020 Exercise is medicine : how physical activity boosts health and slows aging / Judy Foreman.


McNaughton
BF 637 .S4 O94 2022 Speak : find your voice, trust your gut, and get from where you are to where you want to be / Tunde Oyeneyin with Hilary Liftin.
DS 135 .N6 S85 2022 The betrayal of Anne Frank : a cold case investigation / Rosemary Sullivan.
DT 117 .M55 2022 River of the gods : genius, courage, and betrayal in the search for the source of the Nile / Candice Millard.
E 599 .A4 K45 2022 To the uttermost ends of the earth : the epic hunt for the South's most feared ship--and the greatest sea battle of the Civil War / Phil Keith with Tom Clavin.
HV 6432 .O74 2022 Killing the killers : the secret war against terrorists / Bill O'Reilly and Martin Dugard.
PR 6113 .E144 D43 2022 Death and the conjuror / Tom Mead.
PS 3552 .O495 L56 2022 The lioness / Chris Bohjalian.
PS 3553 .H473 S95 2022 Switchboard soldiers : a novel / Jennifer Chiaverini.
PS 3561 .O55 Q5 2022 Quicksilver / Dean Koontz.
PS 3566 .A822 H675 2022 The horsewoman : a novel / James Patterson & Mike Lupica.
PS 3602 .E66455 L63 2022 Locklands : a novel / Robert Jackson Bennett.
PS 3613 .A175 C68 2021 A court of silver flames / Sarah J. Maas.
PS 3616 .A7846 R86 2022 Run, Rose, run / Dolly Parton and James Patterson.
PZ 7 .M2695 Th 2022 This woven kingdom / Tahereh Mafi.
PZ 7.1 .A882 Li 2022 Lightlark / Alex Aster.
QH 81 .R48 2022 Outdoor kids in an inside world : getting your family out of the house and radically engaged with nature / Steven Rinella.
QL 696 .F32 D375 2022 The bald eagle : the improbable journey of America's bird / Jack E. Davis.


 
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During the 1975-76 academic year, the College expanded its services to include a learning center on Sheppard Air Force Base. During this year, enrollment in credit courses, both on- and off-campus, rose to a level of 1,199. The scope of the Vocational Nursing Program was enlarged during the 1976-77 academic year with the assumption of the Bethania School of Vocational Nursing in Wichita Falls. In August 1976 the Physical Education Center was dedicated in honor of Dr. and Mrs. Thomas A. King longtime benefactors of Vernon College. Growth and changes continued during the 1980s. In August 1980 a Student Residence Center, designed to house 128 students, opened for occupancy. Further expansion of program offerings in the Wichita Falls area was accomplished through absorption of an existing proprietary school that was renamed the Vernon College Technical Center and the integration of the nursing program from the Wichita Falls Independent School District. 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