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Saturday, February 02, 2008

New Reference Books @ Chesnutt Library

The following titles are located on the 1st floor in the Reference Department:

Historical Dictionary of Japanese Business [REF HF 3824 .P53 2007]

from Books in Print:

"The Historical Dictionary of Japanese Business is an examination of the origins and characteristics of Japan's business culture. This handy reference book includes most of the important words or company names that foreign business people visiting Japan might encounter and provides an overview of Japanese corporate culture both from an historical standpoint and with reference to its most distinctive features as they affect organization and management."

Feminists who Changed America 1963-1975 [REF HQ 1412 .F46 2006]

from Books in Print:

"It tells the stories of more than two thousand individual women and a few notable men who together reignited the women's movement and made permanent changes to entrenched customs and laws. The biographical entries on these pioneering feminists represent their many factions, all parts of the country, all races and ethnic groups, and all political ideologies.

The Encyclopedia of American Law Enforcement [REF HV 8133 .N49 2007]

from Books in Print:

"A handy guide to the history of American law enforcement and crime-fighting. Written in a clear and engaging style, The Encyclopedia of American Law Enforcement gives the official lowdown on the exciting world of law enforcement, providing an A-to-Z history of the police and law enforcement authorities in the United States--from the 17th century to the present. With more than 600 entries, this book goes behind the scenes and takes a closer look at this intriguing topic. Biographical information on figures such as U.S. attorney generals and FBI directors, various police chiefs and commissioners, sheriffs, criminologists, detectives, and victims is also included."

Historical Dictionary of African American Cinema [REF PN 1995.9 .N4 B433 2007]

from Books in Print:

"On top of the films, brief biographies of African American actors and actresses such as Sidney Poitier, James Earl Jones, Halle Berry, Eddie Murphy, Whoopi Goldberg, Denzel Washington, and Jamie Foxx can also be found in this reference. Through a chronology, a list of acronyms and abbreviations, an introductory essay, a bibliography, appendixes, black-&-white photos, and hundreds of cross-referenced dictionary entries on actors, actresses, movies, producers, organizations, awards, film credits, and terminology, this book provides a better understanding of the role African Americans played in film history."


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