ATG Book(s) of the Week: University Press Books for Libraries 2014 “Best of the Best” at the ALA

student_in_floorAAUP recently posted a list of the “Best of the Best” from the University Presses: Books You Should Know About presented at the ALA Annual Conference in Las Vegas, NV

Although the list highlights “often-undiscovered gold mine of resources for school and public libraries” published by University Presses, we think the titles selected are worthy of undergraduate consideration as well.  The books were selected by four members of the 2013-2014 University Press Books Committee and include:

  • A Time to Break Silence: The Essential Works of Martin Luther King, Jr. for Students by Martin Luther King Jr., Beacon Press.
  • What Doctors Feel: How Emotions Affect the Practice of Medicine by Danielle Ofri, Beacon Press.
  • This Is the Day: The March on Washington by Leonard Freed, Getty Publications.
  • Going to the Dogs: Greyhound Racing, Animal Activism, and American Popular Culture by Gwyneth Anne Thayer, University of Kansas Press.
  • Shadow Woman: The Extraordinary Career of Pauline Benton by Grant Hayter-Menzies, Mcgill-Queen’s University Press.
  • Bleeder: A Memoir by Shelby Smoak, Michigan State University Press
  • Spacewalker: My Journey in Space and Faith as NASA’s Record-Setting Frequent Flyer
    by Jerry L. Ross and John Norberg, Purdue University Press.
  • Controversy and Hope: The Civil Rights Photographs of James Karales
    by Julian Cox, Rebekah Jacob, and Monica Karales, University of South Carolina Press.
  • Cowboy Stuntman: From Olympic Gold to the Silver Screen by Dean Smith, Texas Tech University Press.
  • In Pursuit of Alaska: An Anthology of Travelers’ Tales, 1879-1909 edited by Jean Morgan Meaux, University of Washington Press.
  • Becoming Tom Thumb: Charles Stratton, P.T. Barnum and the Dawn of the American Celebrity
    by Eric D. Lehman, Wesleyan University Press.

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