2012-09-03

2012‧9月主題書展選介

本月為主題書展

『心靈與道德』

展示地點分為三個地點:
北醫總館-二樓內部電梯兩側書架區(33冊)
萬芳分館-五樓圖書室(31冊)
雙和分館-一樓圖書室(31冊)

1.《Mrs. Kennedy and me》

2.《Drift : the unmooring of American military power》

3.《The serpent's shadow》

4.《By Invitation Only》

5.《The witness》

6.《Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail》

7.《Fast and Furious: Barack Obama's Bloodiest Scandal and the Shameless Cover-Up》

8.《Fifty shades freed》

9.《Steve Jobs》

10.《The Fire Starter Sessions》

11.《A Clash of Kings》

12.《A game of thrones》

※ 展示期間:9/1-9/30。展示期間不外借,可預約。
完整9月主題書展書單(共95冊)。

《A game of thrones》

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作者:George R.R. Martin.

Long ago, in a time forgotten, a preternatural event threw the seasons out of balance. In a land where summers can last decades and winters a lifetime, trouble is brewing. The cold is returning, and in the frozen wastes to the north of Winterfell, sinister and supernatural forces are massing beyond the kingdom’s protective Wall. At the center of the conflict lie the Starks of Winterfell, a family as harsh and unyielding as the land they were born to. Sweeping from a land of brutal cold to a distant summertime kingdom of epicurean plenty, here is a tale of lords and ladies, soldiers and sorcerers, assassins and bastards, who come together in a time of grim omens.

Here an enigmatic band of warriors bear swords of no human metal; a tribe of fierce wildlings carry men off into madness; a cruel young dragon prince barters his sister to win back his throne; and a determined woman undertakes the most treacherous of journeys. Amid plots and counterplots, tragedy and betrayal, victory and terror, the fate of the Starks, their allies, and their enemies hangs perilously in the balance, as each endeavors to win that deadliest of conflicts: the game of thrones.

Here is the first volume in George R. R. Martin’s magnificent cycle of novels that includes A Clash of Kings and A Storm of Swords. As a whole, this series comprises a genuine masterpiece of modern fantasy, bringing together the best the genre has to offer. Magic, mystery, intrigue, romance, and adventure fill these pages and transport us to a world unlike any we have ever experienced. Already hailed as a classic, George R. R. Martin’s stunning series is destined to stand as one of the great achievements of imaginative fiction.

Book description is from Amazon.com http://goo.gl/l0C7H

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PS3563.A7239 M381g

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《A Clash of Kings》

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作者:Martin, George R. R.

「冰與火之歌」系列是近年來史詩奇幻小說的一大突破,他以寬廣的格局,史家般的寫實筆觸,跌宕而驚奇不斷的情節,革命性地拓展了奇幻小說的視野,已連續多年蟬聯亞馬遜網路書店年度最佳奇幻小說。

夏日將盡,凶兆紛起!

血紅彗星劃過天際,為這場王位之爭掀開序幕。

在喬佛里稱王之後,其私生子的身分引發謠言,他繼位的正統性受到質疑。在此同時,先王勞勃的兩名兄弟藍禮和史坦尼斯分別集結大軍,策兵向君臨前進,欲奪回屬於他們的王座。史塔克家的長子羅柏身負殺父之仇,同時亦急於救回遭到軟禁的妹妹,他以弒君者詹姆.蘭尼斯特為人質,在北境與泰溫.蘭尼斯特的人馬相互對峙,然而,原先依附於他麾下的諸侯卻一一離去,勢單力薄的他是否真能與蘭尼斯特軍一較高下?艾莉亞逃出王城,隨著欲加入黑衣守夜人的群眾輾轉北逃,期望能回歸故里,但一路上不斷遭到太后瑟曦派出的手下追趕,她能否安全抵達北境,仍是未定之天。瓊恩與守夜人軍團遠征長城以北,但在高牆的那一頭,等待著他們的除了無止盡的嚴寒,還有眼瞳冰藍、令人恐懼不已的異鬼。而真龍傳人丹妮莉絲失去了一切,僅帶著一群老弱殘兵,跟隨著血紅彗星在飢渴與痛苦之中穿越紅色的荒土,追尋渺茫的復國大夢。

天生異象,風雲變色。紅色彗星究竟代表的是吉兆還是凶兆?是斬殺季節的劍,還是血與火的徵象?又或者,它其實預示著一場將血流成河的諸王之戰……

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PS3563.A7239 M381g

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《The Fire Starter Sessions》

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作者:Danielle LaPorte

Danielle LaPorte’s straight-talk life-and-livelihood sermons have been read by over one million people. Bold but empathetic, she reframes popular self-help and success concepts:

: Life balance is a myth, and the pursuit of it is causing us more stress then the craving for balance itself.

: Being well-rounded is over-rated. When you focus on developing your true strengths, you enter your mastery zone.

: Screw your principles (they might be holding you back).

: We have ambition backwards. Getting clear on how you want to feel in your life + work is more important than setting goals. It's the most potent form of clarity that you can have, and it's what leads to true fulfillment.

圖文參考取自:http://www.amazon.com/The-Fire-Starter-Sessions-Practical/dp/030795210X

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BF637.S4 L315f

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《Steve Jobs》

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作者:Walter Isaacson

這本賈伯斯唯一授權的傳記,完整記載他的一生。但這本書談的不只是賈伯斯。

人人都知道賈伯斯不遺餘力地捍衛隱私,這位傳奇性的企業家從未寫過回憶錄,但他在兩年間,接受本書作者艾薩克森多達四十次的深入訪談,並允許他遍訪他的朋友、親戚、競爭對手、仇人和同事,總數超過一百人。

艾薩克森寫出「最真實的賈伯斯」,書中描述這位創造力旺盛的企業家雲霄飛車般驚險刺激的一生。賈伯斯執著的個性、追求完美的熱情和狂猛的驅力推動六大產業革命,包括個人電腦、動畫、音樂、電話、平板電腦和數位出版。

這不只是賈伯斯的故事,也是一本談創新的書。在這個數位時代,很多企業都努力走在創新的最前頭,許多國家也汲汲於建立創新經濟,但就獨創、想像和創新,賈伯斯無疑是標竿人物。他深知要在二十一世紀創造出有價值的東西,必然要讓創造力和科技結合,因此他打造的公司,不但要有跳躍的想像力,更要呈現鬼斧神功般的科技工藝。

賈伯斯和蘋果的同事就是能力行不同「凡想」的一群人:他們不只精益求精,推出改良的產品,也設計、生產出全新的產品或服務,讓不知道自己需要這種產品的消費者大為驚豔。

儘管賈伯斯對本書撰寫充分配合,卻不要求控管內容,也不要求出版前先看過。甚至鼓勵認識他的敵人或前女友跟作者談談,他也不曾設限。

賈伯斯旺盛的企圖心就像一把火,不但鞭策自我,也讓周遭的人受不了。但他的個性和熱情已和他的產品密不可分,就像蘋果的硬體和軟體已結合成一個整體。我們可從他的人生故事得到啟發、學到教訓,但就創新、個性、領導力和價值而言,他絕對是最好的學習教材。

(圖片文章參考來自:http://www.books.com.tw/exep/prod/booksfile.php?item=F012590030 )

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QA76.2.J63 I73s

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《Fifty shades freed》

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作者:E.L. James.

當對人生毫無頭緒的安娜遇上充滿野心,積極向上的創業家葛雷,他們碰撞出的火花也從此改變兩人的人生。驚訝、好奇,以至於對葛雷特殊的性癖好逐漸反感的安娜,要求葛雷對兩人關係作出更多承諾。決意要留住安娜的葛雷,也就此同意。

現在,安娜與葛雷可以說是擁有一切:愛、熱情、財富以及未來無限的可能。但安娜知道,愛上葛雷,以及他背後的陰影將不會是容易的事。他們倆人,將遇上未曾預料的難題。安娜必須在葛雷奢華的生活方式中,學著保持自我。而葛雷比須壓抑他充滿控制欲的強迫症,並且與灰暗的過往角力。

就當兩人齊心,看來一切阻礙跟困難都可以被克服的同時。不幸、怨恨,以及宿命,即將讓安娜心底最深的恐懼成真。(文/薩蘭嘉德)

<圖文取自博客來網路書店>

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PR6110.A456 J27f

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《Fast and Furious: Barack Obama's Bloodiest Scandal and the Shameless Cover-Up》

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作者:Katie Pavlich

No scandal is more threatening to the Obama administration than Operation Fast and Furious. While other scandals involve money, Fast and Furious involves lives, including that of Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry, gunned down with a weapon that the federal government put in the hands of Mexico’s narco-terrorists.
As shocking as Operation Fast and Furious was—and this book explains, in chilling detail, just what this operation conducted by the ATF, under the supervision of the Justice Department, entailed—equally appalling is the blatant cover-up of wrongdoing by the Obama administration. No reporter has been more dogged in tracking down the facts about Fast and Furious than Katie Pavlich. In her stunning new book she reveals:
The documents that undermine the White House’s claims of ignorance about Fast and Furious
How Eric Holder, President Obama’s attorney general, has, under oath, repeatedly changed his testimony
The still mounting death toll from Fast and Furious
The retaliation against Fast and Furious whistleblowers
Why Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano might be charged with perjury
The Obama administration’s continuing assault on Second Amendment rights
Why Fast and Furious could be a bigger scandal than Watergate
Unraveling the mystery of what Fast and Furious was all about, Katie Pavlich delivers a stunning indictment of a radical administration willing to trample the Constitution and risk lives to achieve its ideological goals.

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HV8144.B87 P338f

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《Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail》

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作者:Strayed, Cheryl

A powerful, blazingly honest memoir: the story of an eleven-hundred-mile solo hike that broke down a young woman reeling from catastrophe—and built her back up again.

At twenty-two, Cheryl Strayed thought she had lost everything. In the wake of her mother’s death, her family scattered and her own marriage was soon destroyed. Four years later, with nothing more to lose, she made the most impulsive decision of her life: to hike the Pacific Crest Trail from the Mojave Desert through California and Oregon to Washington State—and to do it alone. She had no experience as a long-distance hiker, and the trail was little more than “an idea, vague and outlandish and full of promise.” But it was a promise of piecing back together a life that had come undone.

Strayed faces down rattlesnakes and black bears, intense heat and record snowfalls, and both the beauty and loneliness of the trail. Told with great suspense and style, sparkling with warmth and humor, Wild vividly captures the terrors and pleasures of one young woman forging ahead against all odds on a journey that maddened, strengthened, and ultimately healed her.

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PS3619.T744 S913w

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《The witness》

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作者:Nora Roberts

Daughter of a controlling mother, Elizabeth finally let loose one night, drinking at a nightclub and allowing a strange man’s seductive Russian accent lure her to a house on Lake Shore Drive. The events that followed changed her life forever.
Twelve years later, the woman known as Abigail Lowery lives on the outskirts of a small town in the Ozarks. A freelance programmer, she designs sophisticated security systems—and supplements her own security with a fierce dog and an assortment of firearms. She keeps to herself, saying little, revealing nothing. But Abigail’s reserve only intrigues police chief Brooks Gleason. Her logical mind, her secretive nature, and her unromantic viewpoints leave him fascinated but frustrated. He suspects that Abigail needs protection from something—and that her elaborate defenses hide a story that must be revealed.
With a quirky, unforgettable heroine and a pulse-pounding plotline, Nora Roberts presents a riveting new read that cements her place as today’s most reliably entertaining thriller
author—and will leave people hungering for more.

(資料來源:Amazon)

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PS3568.O243 R646w

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《By Invitation Only》

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作者:Rick Riordan

On a warm September night in 2002, former acquaintances Alexis Maybank and Alexandra Wilkis reconnected at a mixer for new students at Harvard Business School. Alexis had just ended a four-year run at eBay during the dotcom boom and bust. Alexandra had just spent three years as an investment banker at Merrill Lynch. Now they were entering the country’s top training ground for future titans of Wall Street and the Fortune 500.

Little did either suspect that five years later, they’d become famous not in finance or consulting or corporate management, but at the bleeding-edge intersection of fashion and technology.

Gilt Groupe – launched by Alexis, Alexandra, and three colleagues in 2007 – is one of the most fascinating startups of recent years, with a valuation of more than $1 billion. And it all began with one bold idea: to bring sample sales online and change the way millions shop.

<資料來源:http://www.amazon.com/By-Invitation-Only-Changed-Millions/dp/1591844630 >

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《The serpent's shadow》

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作者:Rick Riordan

He’s b-a-a-ack! Despite their best efforts, Carter and Sade Kane can’t seem to keep Apophis, the chaos snake, down. Now Apophis is threatening to plunge the world into eternal darkness, and the Kanes are faced with the impossible task of having to destroy him once and for all. Unfortunately, the magicians of the House of Life are on the brink of civil war, the gods are divided, and the young initiates of Brooklyn House stand almost alone against the forces of chaos. The Kanes’ only hope is an ancient spell that might turn the serpent’s own shadow into a weapon, but the magic has been lost for a millennia. To find the answer they need, the Kanes must rely on the murderous ghost of a powerful magician who might be able to lead them to the serpent’s shadow . . . or might lead them to their deaths in the depths of the underworld.

Nothing less than the mortal world is at stake when the Kane family fulfills its destiny in this thrilling conclusion to the Kane Chronicles.

《以上資料摘自http://www.books.com.tw/exep/prod/booksfile.php?item=F012663349》

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PZ7.R4829 R585s

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《Drift : the unmooring of American military power》

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作者:Rachel Maddow

“One of my favorite ideas is, never to keep an unnecessary soldier,” Thomas Jefferson wrote in 1792. Neither Jefferson nor the other Found­ers could ever have envisioned the modern national security state, with its tens of thousands of ”privateers”; its bloated Department of Homeland Security; its rust­ing nuclear weapons, ill-maintained and difficult to dismantle; and its strange fascination with an unproven counterinsurgency doctrine.

Written with bracing wit and intelligence, Rachel Maddow’s Drift argues that we’ve drifted away from America’s original ideals and become a nation weirdly at peace with perpetual war, with all the financial and human costs that entails. To understand how we’ve arrived at such a dangerous place, Maddow takes us from the Vietnam War to today’s war in Afghanistan, along the way exploring the disturbing rise of executive authority, the gradual outsourcing of our war-making capabilities to private companies, the plummeting percentage of American families whose children fight our constant wars for us, and even the changing fortunes of G.I. Joe. She offers up a fresh, unsparing appraisal of Reagan’s radical presidency. Ultimately, she shows us just how much we stand to lose by allowing the priorities of the national security state to overpower our political discourse.

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UA23 M179d 2012

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《Mrs. Kennedy and me》

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作者:Hill, Clint/ Mccubbin, Lisa

HE CALLED HER MRS. KENNEDY. SHE CALLED HIM MR. HILL.

For four years, from the election of John Fitzgerald Kennedy in November 1960 until after the election of Lyndon Johnson in 1964, Clint Hill was the Secret Service agent assigned to guard the glamorous and intensely private Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy. During those four years, he went from being a reluctant guardian to a fiercely loyal watchdog and, in many ways, her closest friend.

Now, looking back fifty years, Clint Hill tells his story for the first time, offering a tender, enthralling, and tragic portrayal of how a Secret Service agent who started life in a North Dakota orphanage became the most trusted man in the life of the First Lady who captivated first the nation and then the world.

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E843.K4 H645m

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