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Problems in Evidence, 5th Ed., by evidence expert Paul Giannelli, adds forty new obstacles in evidence ranging from revisions to DNA evidence to the Supreme Court's new approach to confrontation in Crawford v. Washington. As with earlier editions, this book provides citations to the McCormick hornbook and is coordinated with Cases and Materials in Evidence (7th ed. 2006) also written by Giannelli, Broun, and Mosteller. Get the book.

he Rise and Fall of the Bible: The Unexpected History of an Accidental Book The Rise and Fall of the Bible: The Unexpected History of an Accidental Book by religion scholar Timothy Beal offers a chance to rediscover a Bible not as a book of answers, but as a library of questions. Revealing its invention from a proliferation of different scripts, Beal traces its path as it became embraced as the word of God and the book of books, and argues that now, in the twilight of print culture, it is undergoing another revolution-the "end of 'the word' as we know it." Get the book.

American Literature and the Free MarketAmerican Literature and the Free Market by American literature expert Michael W. Clune considers how Americans' fascination with the free market is in part shaped by the way literature goes beyond individualism in expressing a desire for an entirely economic world. Considering works from Frank O'Hara's poetry to '90s gangster rap, Cune presents a new perspective on a number of wide-ranging works of American literature following World War II and shows how art offers an escape from society. Get the book.

Urban ModernityUrban Modernity co-authored by Case Western Reserve historian Miriam Levin, examines the urban- centered, industrial-based culture that was created at the close of the 19th century in Paris, London, Chicago, Berlin and Tokyo. This period, Levin says, marked a new social reality, signaling the end of the traditional understanding of society as rooted in agriculture. Modernity, she says, was brought about through the efforts of urban elites—businessmen, industrialists and officials—through urban rebuilding, museum founding and world's fairs. Get the book.

Tort Law and Social MoralityTort Law and Social Morality, by law expert Peter Gerhart, challenges lawyers to think differently about civil wrongs. In his comprehensive theory, Gerhart outlines the responsibility of one person for harms that befall another and the limitations on that responsibility. The book then applies the theory to show how to make sense of the controversial doctrines of strict liability and products liability. Get the book.

American Foundations: Roles and ContributionsAmerican Foundations: Roles and Contributions by nonprofit expert David Hammack, assesses the significance of the nation's philanthropic foundations in shaping education, medical research, arts, religion, international affairs and social change. Get the book.

Giving through Teaching: How Nurse Educators are Changing the WorldGiving through Teaching: How Nurse Educators are Changing the World co-edited by Joyce J. Fitzpatrick. The quiet actions of unsung heroes—from the rain forests of Guatemala to the city streets of Harlem—will be celebrated during the 2010 International Year of the Nurse in the new book, Giving through Teaching: How Nurse Educators are Changing the World, co-edited by Joyce J. Fitzpatrick, the Elizabeth Brooks Ford Professor of Nursing at Case Western Reserve University’s Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing. Fitzpatrick's fellow editors are Cathleen M. Shultz, dean of nursing at Harding University and current President of the National League of Nursing, and Tonia D. Aiken, current member of the NLN Foundation Board. Their book compiles more than 70 stories. Get the book.

Image & Reality: Kekulé, Kopp, and the Scientific ImaginationImage & Reality: Kekulé, Kopp, and the Scientific Imagination by Alan Rocke. In his new book, Case Western Reserve University historian Alan Rocke writes about German chemist August Kekulé. Rocke discusses the value of the creative process in scientific discover and looks at how some discoveries come about far from the lab. Get the book.


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