The Highland Cavalier is now available both online and in microfilm from 1955 to 2014. View the Highland Cavalier Archives. Take a look at the history of the college from the beginning of publication.
Citizen Science Guide for Families: Taking Part in Real Science by Greg Landgraf
People of all ages and backgrounds can discover how to contribute to real scientific research with this handy guide. It defines citizen science, providing an overview of the social and community aspects behind the idea. The book is organized by topic and features links to library resources and descriptions of books appropriate to the subject.
Social Media for Nurses: Educating Practitioners and Patients in a Networked World, by Ramona Nelson, Irene Joos, and Debra M. Wolf
This book clearly and comprehensively presents the knowledge and skills nurses and health professionals need in order to effectively use the Internet and interactive social media to educate health consumers. By understanding and using Web 2.0 and Health 2.0 applications and technology, nurses will have access to a critical tool for improving the health of individuals, families, and communities, as well as enhancing their own professional development.
Extreme Civil War: Guerrilla Warfare, Environment, and Race on the Trans-Mississippi Frontier, by Matthew M. Stith
With the horrific and well documented excesses of the wars of the twentieth century serving as the benchmark for many when describing mankind at its worst, most observers are loath to place the American Civil War in the same category. However, there were pockets of Civil War conflict that did approach what some might call "total war," and one such area is examined in historian Matthew Stith's Extreme Civil War. Instead of once again revisiting the bloody lower Kansas-Missouri border, Stith's study shifts the nexus of people and events southward in a fresher direction to encompass not only those sections of Kansas and Missouri but also large swaths of NE Indian Territory and NW Arkansas.
The Geography of Resistance: Free Black Communities and the Underground Railroad, by Cheryl LaRoche
In this enlightening study, Cheryl Janifer LaRoche employs the tools of archaeology to uncover a new historical perspective on the Underground Railroad. Unlike previous histories of the Underground Railroad, which have focused on frightened fugitive slaves and their benevolent abolitionist accomplices, LaRoche focuses instead on free African American communities, the crucial help they provided to individuals fleeing slavery, and the terrain where those flights to freedom occurred.
Virginia Climate Fever: How Global Warming Will Transform Our Cities, Shorelines, and Forests, by Stephen Nash
Climate disruption is often discussed on a global scale, affording many a degree of detachment from what is happening in their own backyards. Yet the consequences of global warming are of an increasingly acute and serious nature.
In Virginia Climate Fever, environmental journalist Stephen Nash brings home the threat of climate change to the state of Virginia.
Weaving together a compelling mix of data and conversations with both respected scientists and Virginians most immediately at risk from global warming’s effects, the author details how Virginia’s climate has already begun to change.
Lost Letters from a Doughboy, by David Chaltas
Lost Letters from a Dough Boy relives the war to end all wars as seen through the eyes of two brothers. One brother is in Germany and the other France. Both of them see the last of the cavalry charges, trenched warfare, muster gas, and the privations of war. The letters offer insight into two country boys from the small villa of Brandywine, West Virginia, as they witnessed the world gone mad yet not losing their love of God, Country and family. Their letters provide detailed personal witness of being drafted, basic training, seeing flying machines, Christmas dinner and their longings to return home.
Citizen Coke: The Making of of Coca-Cola Capitalism by Bartow J. Elmore
An absorbing history of how Coke’s insatiable thirst for natural resources shaped the company and reshaped the globe.
How did Coca-Cola build a global empire by selling a low-price concoction of mostly sugar, water, and caffeine? The easy answer is advertising, but the real formula to Coke’s success was its strategy, from the start, to offload costs and risks onto suppliers, franchisees, and the government. For most of its history the company owned no bottling plants, water sources, cane- or cornfields. A lean operation, it benefited from public goods like cheap municipal water and curbside recycling programs. Its huge appetite for ingredients gave it outsized influence on suppliers and congressional committees. This was Coca-Cola capitalism.
Bridge of Spies by Giles Whittell About local Francis Gary Powers!
Who were the three men the American and Soviet superpowers exchanged at Berlin's Glienicke Bridge and Checkpoint Charlie in the first and most legendary prisoner exchange between East and West? Bridge of Spies vividly traces their paths to that exchange on February 10, 1962, when their fate helped to define the conflicts and lethal undercurrents of the most dangerous years of the Cold War.
Bridge of Spies is the true story of three extraordinary characters
Hidden Figures: The American Dream and the Untold Story of the Black Women Mathematicians Who Helped Win the Space Race, by Margot Lee Shetterly.
The phenomenal true story of the black female mathematicians at NASA whose calculations helped fuel some of America’s greatest achievements in space.
Before John Glenn orbited the earth, or Neil Armstrong walked on the moon, a group of dedicated female mathematicians known as “human computers” used pencils, slide rules, and adding machines to calculate the numbers that would launch rockets, and astronauts, into space.
Putin's Kleptocracy: Who Owns Russia? by Karen Dawisha
The raging question in the world today is who is the real Vladimir Putin and what are his intentions. Karen Dawisha’s brilliant Putin’s Kleptocracy provides an answer, describing how Putin got to power, the cabal he brought with him, the billions they have looted, and his plan to restore the Greater Russia.
Russian scholar Dawisha describes and exposes the origins of Putin’s kleptocratic regime. She presents extensive new evidence about the Putin circle’s use of public positions for personal gain even before Putin became president in 2000.