Explores how the West rose and fell, discussing boomtowns,ranch life, cattle drives and more, while looking at the careers of such notable persons as William Sturgis, Theodore Roosevelt, and Clara Frewen.
Pit Bull: The Battle over an American Icon
by Bronwen Dickey
Call Number: SF429.P58 D53 2016
Publication Date: 2017-04-04
When Bronwen Dickey brought her new dog home, she saw no traces of the infamous viciousness in her affectionate pit bull. Which made her wonder: How had the breed—beloved by Teddy Roosevelt and Helen Keller—come to be known as a brutal fighter? Dickey’s search for answers takes her from nineteenth-century New York dogfighting pits to early twentieth‑century movie sets, from the battlefields of Gettysburg to struggling urban neighborhoods. In this illuminating story of how a popular breed became demonized--and what role humans have played in the transformation--Dickey offers us an insightful view of Americans' relationship with their dogs. - Amazon
by Marylou Ambrose; Veronica Deisler
Call Number: HV5020.A56 2015
Publication Date: 2014-09-01
Alcohol is part of many people's social lives, but excessive drinking ca lead to addiction. What are the physical and mental effects of alcohol abuse? How does casual use lead to alcoholism? How do you resist peer pressure and help friends who may drink too much? Real life case histories bring this book to life.
From Binge to Blackout
by Chris Volkmann; Edward A. Malloy (Introduction by); Cardwell C. Nuckols (Foreword by); Toren Volkmann
Call Number: HV5293.V65 V64 2006
Publication Date: 2006-08-01
A mother and son describe the son's transformation into an alcoholic over the course of his college years, discussing their denial as the problem grew and chronicling their family's struggle.
by John Allen
Call Number: HV5822.M3 A45 2015
Publication Date: 2015-01-01
Explores the pros and cons of legalizing marijuana.
by Jonathan P. Caulkins; Beau Kilmer; Mark A. R. Kleiman
Call Number: HV5822.M3 M2935 2016
Publication Date: 2016-05-02
This second edition of Marijuana Legalization: What Everyone Needs to Know® discusses what is happening with marijuana policy, describing both the risks and the benefits of using marijuana, without taking sides in the legalization debate. The book details the potential gains and losses from legalization, explores the "middle ground" options between prohibition and commercialized production, and considers the likely impacts of legal marijuana on occasional users, daily users, patients, parents, and employers - and even on drug traffickers. - Publisher
Weed the People
by Bruce Barcott
Call Number: HV5822.M3 B374 2015
Publication Date: 2015-10-13
Discusses the history and future of the legalization of marijuana in the United States.
Is Legalized Marijuana Good for Society?
by Patricia D. Netzley
Call Number: HV5822.M3 N47 2015
Publication Date: 2015-01-01
Explores the pros and cons of legalizing marijuana.
Dreamland: The True Tale of America's Opiate Epidemic
by Sam Quinones
Call Number: HV5840.M4 Q56 2015
Publication Date: 2016-04-05
From a small town in Mexico to the boardrooms of Big Pharma, an explosive and shocking account of addiction and black tar heroin in the heartland of America. - Publisher
by Darren W. Bryce
Call Number: LJ51.B79 2010
Publication Date: 2010-06-21
They called us bullies and they called us torturers, but we did what we did because we thought it was necessary. Hazing 101 vividly reveals how fraternities haze, why they do it, and why they discriminate against the weak and unattractive. No other book out there has ever exposed so clearly what it feels like to suffer through the trials and tribulations of pledging a college fraternity. Darren Bryce tells it all: Rush Week, blackball votes, Hell Week, call-ins, line-ups, secret meetings, and the cruelest of hazing techniques. - Publisher
Confessions of an Ivy League Frat Boy
by Andrew Lohse
Call Number: LJ51.L64 2014
Publication Date: 2014-08-26
Always trust the brotherhood. Always protect your pledge brothers. What happens in the house stays in the house. Before attending Dartmouth, the worst thing Andrew Lohse had ever done was skip school to attend a John McCain rally...Told by a contemporary Holden Caulfield, and perfect for fans of Liar's Poker and Less Than Zero, this is a shocking exposé of America's most exclusive institutions and a cautionary tale for modern times. -- Publisher
by Ben Goldacre
Call Number: Q172.5.E77 G65 2010
Publication Date: 2010-10-12
Ben Goldacre reveals the shortcomings of American pharmaceutical companies, scientists, and the media and helps people understand the conflicting information they receive about alcohol, prescription drugs, medical tests, and treatment options so that they can make the best possible choices in regards to their health.
Run, Swim, Throw, Cheat: The science behind drugs in sports
by Chris Cooper
Call Number: RC1230.C59 2012
Publication Date: 2013-09-15
From anabolic steroids to human growth hormone and the blood booster EPO, Cooper separates the truth from the hype, revealing what works and what doesn't work. More disturbing, the book argues that science has barely touched the surface of performance enhancement; there are many, many drugs yet to be discovered. - Publisher
A look into the most talked about controversies involving teenagers and drinking, through the research of multiple views in the first person.Andrew Cornell-A curious well rounded author in search for true answers involving major problems.
"A grim... exposé by hazing expert Nuwer of the continuing yet largely unacknowledged crisis of death and injury among fraternity and sorority pledges.... [F]or its sustained examination of these rarely questioned traditions, Nuwer’s work is invaluable." ―Kirkus Reviews
Focusing on topics of special concern to students, this series makes complex issues less intimidating and more accessible; each book presents 10 to 14 readings from a variety of perspectives that allow readers to better understand the topic.; Underage drinking is a perennial topic for debate.
With “Big Pharma” garnering an increasing number of negative headlines due to reports of adverse drug reactions and a surge in prescription drug addiction and overdose deaths, many people are increasingly skeptical about the safety of modern pharmaceutics and the moral integrity of the pharmaceutical industry. This book was written to provide a balanced perspective on drug safety risks.
A true story of Rick Van Warner that discusses his experience discovering his son's addiction to opioids. It also is a crash course in opioid addiction with the causes, symptoms, and how families can deal with the addiction.
"[Examines] just how dangerous opioids can be for who is using them. This text has primary-source evidence from doctors and . . . analysis from health experts and court cases, as well as personal viewpoints of people affected in their ordinary lives, helping students think critically about opioid use and abuse"--Provided by publisher.
"This book documents the long history of marijuana use, the turbulent path of the prohibition of cannabis use, the issues regarding present-day legalization, and the modern implications of both medical and recreational cannabis"--Dust jacket.
Contents: Ending mass incarceration : six bold reforms to rapidly reduce incarceration without compromising public safety
Home with Hip Hop Feminism
by Aisha S. Durham
Call Number: HQ1410.D98 2014
Publication Date: 2014-07-31
Home with Hip Hop Feminism brings together popular culture and the everyday experiences of black women from the hip hop generation to highlight the epiphanic moments when the imagined and real body converge or collide.
To date, there are no books devoted exclusively to black women that integrate performance auto/ethnography and media studies from a hip hop feminist perspective. This book serves as a three-sided intervention against a textually dominated feminist media studies, a white-centered feminist third wave theory, and a masculinist hip hop cultural project. Aisha S. Durham not only reclaims her voice in these three spaces, she also rewrites her hip hop history by returning to the intellectual, cultural, and physical places she calls home. - Publisher
Murda', Misogyny, and Mayhem: Hip-Hop and the Culture of Abnormality in the Urban Community is a sociological work that utilizes a historical materialist perspective to expose the harmful effects of hip hop as a regulated industry, music, and culture.
"Rothstein has presented what I consider to be the most forceful argument ever published on how federal, state, and local governments gave rise to and reinforced neighborhood segregation." - William Julius Wilson.
Examines the lives of the working poor in America--people who exist just barely beneath or a little above the federal government's official poverty line, and discusses the obstacles they face in trying to improve their circumstances.