Monthly Archives: February 2016

Resources on Women in Science and Math

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Librarian For Biological Sciences, Chemistry and Geology/Geography and member of the EIU Women in Science and Math (WiSM) Kirstin Duffin has curated several books from the Booth collection on women in science in support of an upcoming talk by Dr. Carlotta A. Berry.

Berry’s (free)  talk: “Wouldn’t Take Nothing For My Journey Now: Reflections and Adventures in Engineering“* on February 24th  will be on how she decided to major in engineering along with her experiences as both an undergraduate and a graduate in the field.

Dr. Berry is an Associate Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology. She also serves as director of the Multidisciplinary Minor in Robotics and co-director of the Rose Building Undergraduate Diversity Program. She received her Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from Vanderbilt University. Her research interests are in robotics education, interface design, human-robot interaction and increasing underrepresented populations in STEM fields. On February 24th she will discuss how she decided to major in engineering along with her experiences as both an undergraduate and graduate student in the field. Learn about her research and why she believes more women in engineering should pursue advanced STEM degrees.

*Students must RSVP to aalvarado2@eiu.edu
by Wednesday, Feb. 17, to reserve a seat.

Selected books on Women in Science

  • Access Denied: Race, Ethnicity, and the Scientific Enterprise
  • Q181.A1 A33 2000
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  • African American Women Chemists
  • Brown, Jeannette E. (Jeannette Elizabeth), 1934-
  • QD21 .B69 2012
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  • Against the Odds: Blacks in the Profession Of Medicine in the United States
  • Watson, Wilbur H.
  • R695 .W38 1999
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  • Becoming an Engineer in Public Universities: Pathways for Women and Minorities
  • T74.F6 B43x 2010
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  • Black Digital Elite: African American Leaders Of the Information Revolution
  • Barber, John T.
  • E185.615 .B297 2006
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  • Black Inventors: Crafting over 200 Years Of Success
  • Holmes, Keith C.
  • T39 .H62 2008
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  • Black Inventors in the Age Of Segregation: Granville T. Woods, Lewis H. Latimer, and Shelby J. Davidson
  • Fouché, Rayvon, 1969-
  • T39 .F68 2003
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  • Black Physician’s Struggle for Civil Rights: Edward C. Mazique, M.d.
  • Ridlon, Florence, 1946-
  • R695.M35 R53 2005
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  • Bold and the Brave: A History Of Women in Science and Engineering
  • Frize, Monique, 1942-
  • Q130 .F765 2009x
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  • Breaking into the Lab: Engineering Progress for Women in Science
  • Rosser, Sue Vilhauer.
  • Q130 .R674 2012
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  • Case Studies in Inclusive Teaching in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics
  • Q183.3.A1 C378 2005x
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  • Change Is Possible: Stories Of Women and Minorities in Mathematics
  • Kenschaft, Patricia C.
  • QA10.5 .K46 2005
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  • Changing Face Of Medicine: Women Doctors and the Evolution Of Health Care in America
  • Boulis, Ann K., 1968-
  • R692 .B675 2008
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  • Every Other Thursday: Stories and Strategies from Successful Women Scientists
  • Daniell, Ellen, 1947-
  • Q130 .D36 2006
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  • Girls Coming to Tech!: A History Of American Engineering Education for Women
  • Bix, Amy Sue,
  • TA157.5 .B59 2013
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  • Holding Fast to Dreams: Empowering Youth from the Civil Rights Crusade to Stem Achievement
  • Hrabowski, Freeman A.
  • LC2717 .H73 2015
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  • Leaks in the Pipeline to Math, Science, and Technology Careers
  • BF721 .N49 no.110
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  • Lean In: Women, Work, and the Will to Lead
  • Sandberg, Sheryl.
  • HD6054.3 .S265 2013
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  • Making Science Fair: How Can We Achieve Equal Opportunity for Men and Women in Science?
  • Fisher, Robert L. (Robert Leslie), 1946-
  • Q130 .F563 2007
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  • Mobile Robotics for Multidisciplinary Study
  • Berry, Carlotta A.
  • TJ211.415 .B47 2012x
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  • New Directions for Child and Adolescent Development.
  • BF721 .N49 no.110
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  • No Mountain High Enough: Secrets Of Successful African American Women
  • Ehrhart-Morrison, Dorothy, 1930-
  • HD6054.4.U6 E36 1997
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  • Nobel Prize Women in Science: Their Lives, Struggles, and Momentous Discoveries
  • McGrayne, Sharon Bertsch.
  • Q141 .M358 1993
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  • Paths to Discovery: Autobiographies from Chicanas with Careers in Science, Mathematics, and Engineering
  • Q141 .P3746 2008
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  • Reconfiguring the Firewall: Recruiting Women to Information Technology Across Cultures and Continents
  • QA76.9.W65 R33 2007
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  • Success Strategies for Women in Science: A Portable Mentor
  • Q130 .S83 2006
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  • To Fathom More: African American Scientists and Inventors
  • Jenkins, Edward Sidney.
  • Q141 .J46 1996
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  • Who’s Afraid Of Marie Curie?: The Challenges Facing Women in Science and Technology
  • Hall, Linley Erin.
  • Q147 .H35 2007
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  • Why Aren’t More Women in Science?: Top Researchers Debate the Evidence
  • Q130 .W49 2007
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  • Women in Science: Then and Now
  • Gornick, Vivian.
  • Q130 .G67 2009
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Fiction and the Dust Bowl

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These works of fiction, all set in Dust Bowl-era America, depict the experiences of people living through this ecologically and economically devastating time. Topics include migration, unemployment, poverty, period art and music, and the determination to persevere.

Please visit Booth Library’s Marvin Foyer (just inside the north entrance) to check out the display, and to check out any of these books! All are available for borrowing.

This book display is a supporting exhibit for “Dust, Drought, and Dreams Gone Dry,” a national traveling exhibition about the causes and aftermath of the historic Dust Bowl period.  This exhibition will be on display at Booth Library from Jan. 11 to Feb. 26, 2016.

  • Brother, Can You Spare a Dime?
  • Martin, Jack,
  • PS3563.A72426 B76 2015x
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  • Come Again No More: A Novel
  • Todd, Jack, 1946-
  • PS3620.O318 C66 2010
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  • Cup Of Dust: A Novel Of the Dust Bowl
  • Finkbeiner, Susie.
  • PS3556.I473 C86 2015x
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  • Grapes Of Wrath: Text and Criticism
  • Steinbeck, John, 1902-1968.
  • PS3537.T3234 G8 1997
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  • Hard Twisted: A Novel
  • Greaves, C. Joseph.
  • PS3607.R4288 H37 2012
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  • Hope’s Highway
  • Garlock, Dorothy.
  • PS3557.A71645 H67 2004
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  • House Of Earth: A Novel
  • Guthrie, Woody, 1912-1967.
  • PS3513.U9 H68 2013
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  • The Longest Road
  • Williams, Jeanne, 1930-
  • PR3573.I44933 L66 2000x
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  • Mother Road
  • Garlock, Dorothy.
  • PS3557.A71645 M918 2003x
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  • On Shifting Sand
  • Pittman, Allison.
  • PS3616.I885 O5 2015
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  • Plain Language: A Novel
  • Wright, Barbara, 1951-
  • PS3573.R493 P55 2003
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  • Rainwater
  • Brown, Sandra, 1948-
  • PS3552.R718 R35 2010x
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  • Song Of the Road
  • Garlock, Dorothy.
  • PS3557.A71645 S66 2004
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  • Stormy Weather
  • Jiles, Paulette, 1943-
  • PR9199.3.J54 S76 2008x
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  • A Student Of Weather
  • Hay, Elizabeth, 1951-
  • PR9199.3.H3676 S78 2000
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  • Sun Going Down
  • Todd, Jack, 1946-
  • PS3620.O318 S86 2008
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  • What the Thunder Said
  • Peery, Janet.
  • PS3566.E284 W46 2007
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  • Whose Names Are Unknown: A Novel
  • Babb, Sanora.
  • PS3552.A17 W47 2004
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  • A Wilder Rose: A Novel
  • Albert, Susan Wittig.
  • PS3551.L2637 W54 2015x
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Photo at top: Liberal (vicinity), Kansas. Soil blown by dust bowl winds piled up in large drifts on a farm. Held at the Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division, Washington, D.C.

Darwin Day 2016

Darwin Day is February 12th, the date of birth of Charles Darwin in the year 1809, at Shrewsbury, England.

On this date, and throughout the month, people from all over the world are honoring the life, work and influence of Charles Darwin with events and activities which celebrate science and our shared humanity. Join in the events and celebrate the adventure of science, and the ‘passion to know’ that drives us to inquire, explore and discover what this world is all about. Events at EIU include visiting Lectures and screenings all week between Monday and Wednesday February 8-10 are at 7pm in Doudna Lecture Hall. All events are free and open to the public. 

Beneath the fold take a look at the many books in Booth’s collections related to this year’s visiting speakers on the human microbiome and the evolution of human nutritional needs.

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  • 40 Days and 40 Nights: Darwin, Intelligent Design, God, Oxycontin, and Other Oddities on Trial in Pennsylvania
  • Chapman, Matthew, 1950-
  • KF228 .K589 2007
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  • Amoeba in the Room: Lives Of the Microbes
  • Money, Nicholas P.,
  • QR100 .M647 2014
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  • Antibiotic Resistance: Understanding and Responding to an Emerging Crisis
  • Drlica, Karl.
  • QR177 .D75 2011
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  • Evolution and Belief: Confessions Of a Religious Paleontologist
  • Asher, Robert J.
  • QH366 .A84 2012
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  • Evolution Of Obesity
  • Power, Michael L.
  • RC628 .P65 2009
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  • Food and Evolution: Toward a Theory Of Human Food Habits
  • GN407 .F65 1987
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  • Fundamentalism and Education in the Scopes Era: God, Darwin, and the Roots Of America’s Culture Wars
  • Laats, Adam.
  • KF224.S3 L33 2010
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  • God Vs. Darwin: The War Between Evolution and Creationism in the Classroom
  • Singham, Mano.
  • BT712 .S56 2009
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  • Good Germs, Bad Germs: Health and Survival in a Bacterial World
  • Sachs, Jessica Snyder.
  • QR57 .S24 2007
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  • Great Monkey Trial,
  • De Camp, L. Sprague (Lyon Sprague), 1907-2000.
  • KF224.S3 D4 1968x
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  • Gulp: Adventures on the Alimentary Canal
  • Roach, Mary.
  • QP145 .R53 2013
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  • Guts: Our Digestive System
  • Simon, Seymour.
  • 612.3 Si55gut
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  • Human Diet and Nutrition in Biocultural Perspective: Past Meets Present
  • GT2850 .H86 2010
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  • Human Microbiome: Ethical, Legal and Social Concerns
  • QR46 .H85 2013
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  • Inheritance: How Our Genes Change Our Lives, and Our Lives Change Our Genes
  • Moalem, Sharon.
  • RB155 .M58 2014
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  • Judgment Day Intelligent Design on Trial
  • QH362 .J83x 2008 .DVD
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  • Life’s Engines: How Microbes Made Earth Habitable
  • Falkowski, Paul G.,
  • QR13 .F35 2015
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  • March Of the Microbes: Sighting the Unseen
  • Ingraham, John L.
  • QR56 .I54 2010
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  • Microbes and Evolution: The World That Darwin Never Saw
  • QR13 .M522 2012
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  • Missing Link: An Inquiry Approach for Teaching All Students About Evolution
  • Meadows, Lee.
  • QH362 .M36 2009
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  • Monkey Girl: Evolution, Education, Religion, and the Battle for America’s Soul
  • Humes, Edward,
  • QH362 .H86 2007
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  • Ringside, 1925: Views from the Scopes Trial: A Novel
  • Bryant, Jennifer.
  • 811.6 B8415ri
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  • Scopes Trial: A Photographic History
  • Caudill, Edward.
  • KF224.S3 C38 2000
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  • Should We Eat Meat?: Evolution and Consequences Of Modern Carnivory
  • Smil, Vaclav.
  • QP144.M43 S65 2013
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  • Tiny Life on Your Body
  • Taylor-Butler, Christine.
  • 612 T219tin
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  • Wild Life Of Our Bodies: Predators, Parasites, and Partners That Shape Who We Are Today
  • Dunn, Rob R.
  • QR171 .D86 2011
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  • World Until Yesterday: What Can We Learn from Traditional Societies?
  • Diamond, Jared M.
  • DU744.35.D32 D53 2012
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Sports & Recreation

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Ready to watch the Superbowl? Getting an early start on March Madness?  This time of year offers lots of excitement in the sports world. So whether you’re a fanatic cheering on your team or just a fair weather fan, check out this display of sports books in the 3000 level hallway. There’s something for everyone no matter what sport you’re interested in!

If you’re doing research on sports, don’t forget about our Sports Studies databases Physical Education Index and SPORTDiscus. They offer peer reviewed journal articles on topics such as coaching, exercise physiology, and sports medicine.

  • 15 Sports Myths and Why They’re Wrong
  • Fort, Rodney D.,
  • GV716 .F665 2013
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  • Best Team Money Can Buy: The Los Angeles Dodgers’ Wild Struggle to Build a Baseball Powerhouse
  • Knight, Molly,
  • GV875.L6 K55 2015
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  • Betrayal: The 1919 World Series and the Birth Of Modern Baseball
  • Fountain, Charles,
  • GV875.C58 F68 2016
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  • Big Data Baseball: Math, Miracles, and the End Of a 20-year Losing Streak
  • Sawchik, Travis.
  • GV875.P5 S28 2015
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  • Billion-dollar Ball: A Journey Through the Big-money Culture Of College Football
  • Gaul, Gilbert M.,
  • GV959 .G385 2015
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  • Billy Martin: Baseball’s Flawed Genius
  • Pennington, Bill, 1956-
  • GV865.M35 P46 2015
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  • Eight World Cups: My Journey Through the Beauty and Dark Side Of Soccer
  • Vecsey, George.
  • GV943.49 .V43 2014
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  • Every Town Is a Sports Town: Business Leadership at Espn, from the Mailroom to the Boardroom
  • Bodenheimer, George.
  • GV742.3 .B625 2015
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  • Fanaticus: Mischief and Madness in the Modern Sports Fan
  • Gubar, Justine.
  • GV715 .G83 2015
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  • Farmers’ Game: Baseball in Rural America
  • Vaught, David, 1958-
  • GV863.A1 V38 2013
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  • Foxcatcher: The True Story Of My Brother’s Murder, John Du Pont’s Madness, and the Quest for Olympic Gold
  • Schultz, Mark, 1960-
  • GV1196.S39 A3 2014
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  • Game: Inside the Secret World Of Major League Baseball’s Power Brokers
  • Pessah, Jon,
  • GV863.A1 P465 2015x
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  • Grand Old Man Of Baseball: Connie Mack in His Final Years, 1932-1956
  • Macht, Norman L. (Norman Lee), 1929-
  • GV865.M27 M33 2015
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  • Great Tamasha: Cricket, Corruption and the Turbulent Rise Of Modern India
  • Astill, James.
  • GV928.I4 A77 2013
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  • Havana Hardball: Spring Training, Jackie Robinson, and the Cuban League
  • Brioso, César, 1965-
  • GV863.25.A1 B75 2015x
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  • Hidden Mechanics Of Exercise: Molecules That Move Us
  • Gillen, Christopher M.,
  • QP303 .G543 2014
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  • How We Can Save Sports: A Game Plan
  • Reed, Ken,
  • GV583 .R44 2015
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  • Irish Dancing: Cultural Politics and Identities, 1900-2000
  • O’Connor, Barbara (Cultural historian),
  • GV1646.I8 O37 2013
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  • Mr. Hockey: My Story
  • Howe, Gordie, 1928-
  • GV848.5.H6 A3 2014x
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  • Nfl, Year One: The 1970 Season and the Dawn Of Modern Football
  • Schultz, Brad, 1961-
  • GV955.5.N35 S38 2013
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  • Old Wheelways: Traces Of Bicycle History on the Land
  • McCullough, Robert, 1949-
  • GV1045 .M38 2015
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  • Oval World: A Global History Of Rugby
  • Collins, Tony, 1961-
  • GV944.85 .C65 2015x
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  • Playing with the Big Boys: Basketball, American Imperialism, and Subaltern Discourse in the Philippines
  • Antolihao, Lou,
  • GV885.8.P6 A67 2015
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  • Public Spectacles in Roman and Late Antique Palestine
  • Weiss, Zeev, 1959-
  • GV31 .W45 2014
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  • Sabermetric Revolution: Assessing the Growth Of Analytics in Baseball
  • Baumer, Benjamin,
  • GV877 .B38 2014
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  • Scribe: My Life in Sports
  • Ryan, Bob, 1946-
  • GV742.42.R93 A3 2014
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  • Selling the Yellow Jersey: The Tour De France in the Global Era
  • Reed, Eric (Professor of history),
  • GV1049.2.T68 R44 2015
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  • Spectacular Leap: Black Women Athletes in Twentieth-century America
  • Lansbury, Jennifer H.
  • GV697.A1 L273 2014x
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  • Sports Analytics: A Guide for Coaches, Managers, and Other Decision Makers
  • Alamar, Ben.
  • GV741 .A34 2013
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  • Temple Of Perfection: A History Of the Gym
  • Chaline, Eric,
  • GV403 .C43 2015x
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  • Tennis Science: How Player and Racket Work Together
  • GV995 .T463 2015x
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  • Tony Oliva: The Life and Times Of a Minnesota Twins Legend
  • Henninger, Thom.
  • GV865.O44 H46 2015
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  • Twin Tracks: The Autobiography
  • Bannister, Roger,
  • GV1061.15.B37 A3 2014
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  • Ty Cobb: A Terrible Beauty
  • Leerhsen, Charles,
  • GV865.C6 L44 2015
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  • What Makes Olga Run?: The Mystery Of the Ninety-something Track Star and What She Can Teach Us About Living Longer, Happier Lives
  • Grierson, Bruce.
  • GV1061.15.K68 G75 2014
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  • What the Eye Hears: A History Of Tap Dancing
  • Seibert, Brian,
  • GV1794 .S44 2015
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  • Where Nobody Knows Your Name: Life in the Minor Leagues Of Baseball
  • Feinstein, John.
  • GV875.A1 F37 2014
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  • World in the Curl: An Unconventional History Of Surfing
  • Westwick, Peter J.
  • GV839.5 .W47 2013
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  • Wrestlers, Pigeon Fanciers, and Kite Flyers: Traditional Sports and Pastimes in Lahore
  • Frembgen, Jürgen Wasim,
  • GV1198.81.P18 F74 2014
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African American History Month at EIU

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Events to celebrate African American History Month are underway at EIU. Booth Library is celebrating with a selection of books on display in the 3000 level hallway.  Read more about aspects of African American culture and attend some of the events on campus.

These print books are available to be checked out, but there are full online encyclopedias of African American Culture and History available at your fingertips.

  • American Cocktail: A “colored Girl” in the World
  • Reynolds, Anita Thompson Dickinson, 1901-1980.
  • E185.97.R49 A3 2014
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  • American Slavery: A Very Short Introduction
  • Williams, Heather Andrea.
  • E441 .W723 2014
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  • Black Revolution on Campus
  • Biondi, Martha,
  • LC2781 .B38 2012
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  • Cultural Matrix: Understanding Black Youth
  • E185.86 .C978 2015
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  • Emmett Till: The Murder That Shocked the World and Propelled the Civil Rights Movement
  • Anderson, Devery S.
  • HV6465.M7 A63 2015
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  • Fear Of a Hip-hop Planet: America’s New Dilemma
  • Jones, D. Marvin.
  • E185.86 .J647 2013
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  • Forgotten Sisterhood: Pioneering Black Women Educators and Activists in the Jim Crow South
  • McCluskey, Audrey T.
  • LA2311 .M33 2014x
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  • Hip Hop Movement: From R & B and the Civil Rights Movement to Rap and the Hip Hop Generation
  • Rabaka, Reiland, 1972-
  • ML3479 .R28 2013
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  • Joe, the Slave Who Became an Alamo Legend
  • Jackson, Ron, 1966-
  • F390.J64 J33 2015
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  • Later Novels
  • Baldwin, James, 1924-1987,
  • PS3552.A45 A6 2015x
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  • Lines Of Descent: W. E. B. Du Bois and the Emergence Of Identity
  • Appiah, Anthony.
  • LB875.D83 A67 2014
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  • Loneliness Of the Black Republican: Pragmatic Politics and the Pursuit Of Power
  • Wright Rigueur, Leah, 1981-
  • E185.615 .W795 2015
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  • Oberlin, Hotbed Of Abolitionism: College, Community, and the Fight for Freedom and Equality in Antebellum America
  • Morris, J. Brent,
  • F499.O2 M67 2014
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  • On Highway 61: Music, Race, and the Evolution Of Cultural Freedom
  • McNally, Dennis,
  • ML3479 .M36 2014
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  • Picturing Frederick Douglass: An Illustrated Biography Of the Nineteenth Century’s Most Photographed American
  • Stauffer, John, 1965-
  • E449.D75 S733 2015
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