Additions 2016

January 1, 2016

Acquisitions to the CeptsForm Library in 2016.

Updated 31 December

This listing follows earlier Additions posted in previous years. See the links under MY LIBRARY. I cite titles as a public glimpse at my ongoing interests as well as keeping a brief record for library management purposes. Acquisitions are the business record of library additions. Accordingly, each following citation carries only enough information to identify each title’s addition to the collection and is not bibliographically complete. However, I want to make clear what each book is about and provide subtitle words or bracketed clarifications when the title is not specific or may be misleading.

Data includes limited elements: date of acquisition and source, a distinguishing acquisition number for each volume, abbreviated author, brief title, edition if distinctive, and cost. Accession numbers may appear out of sequence when numbers are inadvertently skipped or deliberately reused from discovered duplicate titles or reused for replacement copies, noted by an “r” suffix.

Note on sources: Amazon Books supplies me with a lot of bibliographical information, but I hardly ever shop there unless the price is right or I can’t find something elsewhere. Arc’s Value Village, Maplewood, carries a jumble of used books, and offers further discounts. Barnes & Noble, a survivor in the big box bookstore competition, is most appealing at its HarMar mall location in Roseville, the chain’s largest outlet in Minnesota. The store also holds a large used book section, unfortunately with very little order. Even I wear out trying to find something of use amid the clutter. Content Bookstore in Northfield is the current in a series of stores selling used and remainder titles, but at increased prices and less range than its predecessors. Copperfield’s Books is a small, independent chain of attractive stores in Sonoma County, California. Some books are on sale. Costco among its many discounts includes a limited number of books, most available for a short time, but timely.  Fair Trade Books, relatively new to Red Wing, has grown in size and quality over its first two years. The owner takes used books and banks the credit for 50% deductions. He also orders books and has a book case of new titles to sell. I stop by whenever I am in town and have time. Friends of the Ramsey County Library operates used book sales at its libraries for rock-bottom prices. I browse offerings every time I’m near one. Goodwill [place], the widespread thrift store may vary from place to place, but can be expected to contain books at low or deeply discounted prices.  When they are in a jumble, looking for desired books can be taxing. Goodwill Industries of Central Indiana sells through Amazon with relatively low prices for used books in good to excellent condition. Half-Price Books [place] is a booming discount chain, well-stocked and well-organized where even the used books and discounted remainders can be on reduced-price clearance. Promotional discounts may also apply. A giant clearance sale takes place at the State Fair Grandstand in Minnesota. Hanseatic Museum in Bergen, Norway has books related to its mission for sale. Benjamin Heins, my oldest grandchild with many of the same interests, is as interested in books and reading as I am. Library of America has for over 30 years produced notable editions of exemplary and representative works in American life and literature that appeal to my propensity for the classics. Midway Books, on the corner of Snelling and University, the busiest intersection in the Metro Area – made busier by the Green Line light rail stop, is one of the more well-established used book stores in the Twin Cities. Past polls rated it a favorite. The three floor store is amazingly stocked, including academic offerings. Prices may be a bit more than found elsewhere, but bargains when you need them. Minnesota State Publications, usually gratis, are available in print and online. Norske Bremuseum (Norwegian Glacier Museum) in Fjaerland carries many publications in its gift shop. Norway House on Lake in Minneapolis is a center for Norwegian culture and related activities. The gift shop carries a few titles. Norwegian American Historical Association aka NAHA with office, collection, and archives at St. Olaf College specializes in Norwegian-American ancestry, immigration, and subsequent history. I am a life member.  Rose Collection refers to books acquired by the late Thomas J. Rose, M.D., a studious reader in a number of important areas. His wife, Karen, gave me the titles I wished to take. Saint Olaf Book Store at my alma mater features required texts for classes, some used and other remainders at discounts and books by faculty and alumni. Generally, I find something at each visit. Saint Vincent de Paul Society [place] operates a number of varying thrift stores carrying mostly clothes & books. Savers in Woodbury, a general thrift store, includes books, a few of which appeal to me, and has senior discounts on Tuesdays. Sixth Chamber Used Books of which I’ve been a customer for 20 years is a crammed and bountiful store where its relatively small space is used to the best advantage amplified by a companion store in River Falls WI and a database the includes also those books warehoused out of public view. Sixth Chamber is one of my two favorite stores. Subtext Booksellers, the only bookstore in downtown Saint Paul is a high quality and service-oriented gift to the reading community. To browse there vitalizes me and proves a worthy ordering source for books not otherwise found. The Swingles, i.e. the family of Kristo Sween and Donna Dingle know my interest in books. Uncle Hugo’s, the longest running science fiction bookstore, is a crammed space of used and new imaginative fiction. I have not read much sf since the ’70s but at times something piques my curiosity. Unique/Value Thrift [place] offers a few books, placed in broad categories, typically below my interests. Best to shop on a discount day for further bargains. Viking Star, a cruise liner, has amid various book collections, a paperback exchange on Deck One. Beverly Voldseth, a dear friend, shares a common interest in reading and poetry and generously exchanges books with me.

Added: 1 January, Half-Price Books, Maplewood.

#16091 E. Ferguson, Backgrounds of early Christianity; 2nd ed. 6.85

#16092 D.A. Flower, The shores of wisdom: the … library of Alexandria. 4.30

#16093 J.D. Sachs, The price of civilization: … virtue and prosperity. 1.70

#16094 L. Stone, Kinship and gender; 3rd ed. 1.70

#16095 B. Watterson, The Egyptians. 6.85

Added: 19 January, Sixth Chamber Used Books

#16096 B. Holm, The heart can be filled anywhere on earth [Minneota MN]. 7.55

Added: 21 January, Fair Trade Books.

#16097 Ancient religions (Johnson). 3.75

#9530r C. Duriez, The C.S. Lewis encyclopedia. 3.80

Added: 21 January, Beverly Voldseth.

#16098 J. Burnside & A. Shelton, Melissagraphia; 2nd ed. [poetry in handmade book]. gift

Added: 27 January, Barnes & Noble, HarMar in Roseville.

#16099 H.J.M. Nouwen, Reaching out: the three movements of spiritual life. 15.00

Added: 9 February, Value Thrift, Maplewood.

#16100-16102 Bible: … translated from the Vulgate Latin (Knox). 3v. 7.50

Added: 10 February, Sixth Chamber Used Books.

#16103 S. Pinker, The better angels of our nature: why violence has declined. 16.15

Added: 10 February, Half-Price Books (Highland) Saint Paul.

#16104 J. Habermas, The past as future [interviews] (Haller/Pensky). 2.15

#16105 J. Reston, Warriors of God: Richard Lionheart and Salidin … 2.15

Added: 17 February, Fair Trade Books.

#16106 H.G. Liddell, An intermediate Greek-English lexikon. 14.50

#16107 Manu. The laws of … (Doniger & Smith). 3.50

Added: 3 March, Half-Price Books, Maplewood

#16108 Apollodorus, of Athens, Gods and heroes of the Greeks (Simpson). 2.15

#16109 N. Cooper, English manor houses. 2.15

#16110 Dictionary of Scandinavian history (Nordstrom). 2.15

#16111 F. McLynn, Richard and John: Kings [of England]. 10.70

#16112 M. de Montaigne, Essais: choix … (Fragonard). 2.15

#16113 R. J. Norman, On humanism. 2.15

#16114 D. Wilson, A brief history of the English Reformation. 5.35

Added: 7 March, Half-Price Books, Saint Paul (Highland)

#16115 C.E. Braaten, Principles of Lutheran theology. 2.15

#16116 M.B. Crawford, The world beyond your head: … distraction.2.15

#16117 D.P. Currie, The Constitution in Congress: … 1829-1961 2.15

#16118 J.H. Hick, Disputed questions in theology and the philosophy of religion. 2.15

#16119 S. Shadrake, The world of the gladiator. 2.15

Added: 16 March, Half-Price Books, Roseville.

#16121 J.L. Byock, Viking age Iceland. 3.20

#16122 S. Friar, The companion to castles [in England]. 3.20

#16123 N. Rodgers, Roman empire. 5.95

#16124 R.E. Nisbett, The geography of thought: … Asians and Westerners. 3.20

Added: 16 March, Midway Books

#16125 J.E.A. Jolliffe, The Constitutional history of medieval Enland [English settlement to 1485]. 9.70

Added: 17 March,  Norway House

#16126 N.M. Brown, The far traveler: … a Viking woman. 16.95

Added: 26 March, Rose Collection

#16120 T. Berry, The dream of earth. gift

#16127 J.D. Crossan, God and empire. gift

#16128 C. Dawson, Progress & religion. gift

#16129 The educated person: … essays. gift

#16130 D. Ehrenfeld, The arrogance of humanism. gift

#16131 N. Frye, The double vision: language and meaning in religion. gift

#16132 D.R. Griffin, Two great truths: … naturalism and Christian faith. gift

#16133 J.J. McNeill, Taking a chance on God: liberating theology for gays … gift

#6928r W.H. McNeill, Plagues and peoples. gift

#16134 S.V.R. Nasr, The Shia revival. gift

#16135 H.R. Niebuhr, Christ and culture. gift

#16136 P.J. Palmer, The courage to teach. gift

#16137 P.J. Palmer, The promise of paradox: … contradictions in the Christian life. gift

#16138 Spiritual disciplines: … from the Eranos Yearbooks (Campbell). gift

#16139 A. Stevens, Archetypes: … the self. gift

#16140 A. Stevens, On Jung. gift

#16141 A. Stevens, The roots of war: a Jungian perspective. gift

#16142 Toward a universal theology of religion (Swidler). gift

Added: 30 March, Friends of the Ramsey County Library, Maplewood

#16143 T.S. Asbridge, The first crusade. 1.00

#16144 J.W. Burrow, A history of histories. 1.00

#16145 W. R. Manchester, A world lit only by fire: … medieval mind and the renaissance. 1.00

#16146 J. Reston, The last apoocalyse: Europe … 1000 A.D.

#16147 D. Staloff, Hamilton, Adams, Jefferson: the politics of Enlightenment. 1.00

Added: 2 April, Half-Price Books, Madison WI (east)

#16148 J.J. Ellis, American sphinx: … Thomas Jefferson. 2.10

#16149 L. Martin, The history of witchcraft. 2.10

#16150 M. Siddiqui, How to read the Qur’an. 2.10

#16151 A.C. Walworth, Woodrow Wilson; 3rd ed. 3.15

#16152 T.E. Wheeler, Mr. Lincon’s T-mails: [his use of] the telegraph … 3.15

Added: 2 April, Saint Vincent de Paul, Madison WI (Williamson)

#16153 V.A.P. Cronin, The flowering of the Renaissance. 1.10

#16154 T.H. Groome, Educating for life. 2.20

#16155 L.R. Laing, Celtic Britain. 2.20

#16156 L.R. Laing & J. Laing, Anglo-Saxon England. 2.20

#16157 T. Rowley, The Norman heritage, 1066-1200. 2.20

Added: 5 April, Library of America

#2419r-2420r J.F. Cooper, The Leatherstocking tales. 2v: [in story order] The deerslayer; The last of the Mohicans; The pathfinder; The pioneers; The prairie. 12.90

Added: 8 April, Fair Trade Books

#16158 S. Kierkegaard, Stages on life’s way (H.V. Hong & E.H. Hong). 4.30

Added: 26 April, Library of America

#16159 A. Adams, Letters (Grlles). Member

Added: 30 April, Hanseatic Museum, Bergen

#16160 M. Trebbi, The Hanseatic Museum and Schøtstuene (Neltec). 3.45 (40 NOK)

Added: 6 May, Library of America

#1658r R. Niehbur, Major works on religion and politics (Sifton). 30.90

Added: 10 May, Lower Town Shop

#16161 Valeri Sepp, Tallinn (Kotieva). 7.70€

Added: 11 May, Kiosk

#16162 Natalia Papova, Saint Petersburg and its environs (Kenyon).

Added: 15 May, Viking Star paperback exchange

#16163 S. Lindqvist, Terra nullis: [disposition of Australia’s aborigines]. free

Added: 20 May, Norske Bremuseum

#16164 B.S. John, Fjaerland. 2.60(30 NOK)

Added: 25 May, Arc’s Value Village

#16165 D. Armey & M. Kibbe, Give us liberty: a Tea Party manifesto. 1.60

#16166 W.C. Harris, Lincoln’s rise to the presidency. 2.50

#16167 The Rough Guide to Scandinavia (Brown et.al.) 1.60

Added: 26 May, Value Thrift, Saint Paul (Sun Ray)

#16168 D.K. Godwin, Team of rivals: the political genius of Abraham Lincoln. 1.70

#16169 S.R. Prothero, Religious Literacy: … need to know … 1.70

Added: 1 June, Fair Trade Books

#16170 D.N.J. MacCulloch, The Reformation. 5.60

#16171 H.R. Niebuhr, The responsible self. 6.15

#16172-16173 W. Pannenberg, Basic questions  in theology. 4.15

Added: 2 June, Goodwill, Maplewood.

#16174 D.R. Hillers, Covenant: … a biblical idea. 1.00

#16175 E. Wiesel, Night [his survival of Buchenwald]. 1.00

Added: 5 June, Saint Olaf Book Store

#16176 A. Foxman & C. Wolf, Viral hate: … on the internet. 1.60

#16177 T. Kidder & R. Todd, Good prose: … nonfiction. 5.35

Added: 7 June, Amazon Books

#16178 L. Janus, Norwegian verbs and essentials of grammar. 17.40

#4085r W. Shakespeare, The complete sonnets and poems (Burrow). 16.80.

Added: 8 June, Fair Trade  Books

#16179 R.F. Holland, Against empiricism: … education, epistemology, and value.32.10

Added: 10 June, Goodwill Industries of Central Indiana

#16180 D. Brooks, The road to character. 8.00

Added: 16 June, Library of America

#2719r J. Baldwin, Later novels (Pickney). 30.90

Added: 16 June, Content Bookstore

#16181 Short stories in French [parallel English] (Conrad). 6.45

Added: 17 June, Half-Price Books, Roseville.

#7337r T. Mann, The magic mountain (Woods). 9.10

Added: 18 June, FT Books through Amazon

#16182 Engelsk skoleordbok [school dictionary: English to Norwegian & Norwegian to English]. 8.00B

Added: 2 July, Half-Price Books, Maplewood

#16183 E. de Bono, Teach your children to think. 2.15

#16184 Lutherans today: American … identity (Cimino). 2.15

#16185 M.E. Marty, Martin Luther: a … life. 2.15

#16186 S.H. Shiffrin, The first amendment, democracy, and romance. 2.15

#16187 S.J Schimmel, The tenacity of unreasonable beliefs: fundamentalism … 6.45

Added: 2 July, Friends of the Ramsey County Library, Maplewood

#16188 D.B. Ingram, Critical theory and philosophy. 1.00

#16189 D. Thompson, Counterknowledge: how we surrender to [falsity]. 1.00

Added: 7 July, Half-Price Books, Maplewood

#16190 W. Glasser, The quality school; rev ed. 2.15

#16191 R.G. Grant, Battle: a visual journey; 1st American ed. 3.20.

#16192 N. Postman, The end of education: redefining the value … 2.15

#16193 P. Tillich, A history of Christian thought from its Judaic and Hellenistic origins to existentialism (Braaten). 3.20

Added: 15 July, Arc’s Value Village, Saint Paul

#16194 The international thesaurus of quotations (Tripp). 4.50

Added: 17 July, Subtext Bookseller

#2133r H. Balzac, Pére Goriot (RafaelBrooks). 23.00

Added:26 July, Library of America

#16195 J. Adams, Writings from the new nation, 1784-1826. 30.90

Added: 28 July, Barnes & Noble, Roseville

#16196 V.V. Nabokov, Pnin. 16.05

#16197 M. Yourcenar, Oriental tales (Manguel). 1.10

Added: 1 August, Friends of the Ramsey County Library, Maplewood

#16198 N.A. Basbanes, On paper. 1.50

#16199 Giving their word: conversations with contemporary poets (Ratiner). 1.00

#16200 S. Klein, Survival of the nicest: … altruism made us human (Dollenmayer). 1.00

#16201 J.T. Nealon & S.S. Giroux, The theory toolbox: critical concepts… 1.50

Added: 2 August, Savers, Woodbury

#2511r C. Dickens, A tale of two cities. 1.90

#16202 A. Fuentes, Race, monogamy, and other lies they told you. 2.60

Added: 8 August, Barnes & Noble, Maplewood

#6083r H. James, The turn of the screw, The Aspern papers and two stories (Sweet). 6.40

#16203 R. Raphael, Founding myths: … our patriotic past. 8.55

Added: March,  Minnesota Public Radio

#16204 R. Steves & C. Hewitt, Northern European cruise ports. 25.00

Added: 9 August,  Half-Price Books, Roseville

#16205 E. Bishop, The complete poems, 1927-1979. 3.20

#16206 P. Jenkins, The lost history of Christianity: [1ooo years in Middle East, Africa, Asia]. 3.20

#16207 M. Yourcenar, Memoirs of Hadrian (Frick). 8.05

Added: 16 August, Sixth Chamber Used Books

#16208 S.P. Huntington, The clash of civilizations and the remaking of world order. 8.10

#16209 C. McCarthy, All of one peace: essays on nonviolence. 5.50

#16210 G. Mattingly, The Armada. .55

#16211 M. Yo)urcenar, Fires (Katz). [narratives on classic figures]. 7.00

#16212 R. Zubrin & R. Wagner, The case for Mars. .55

Added: 16 August, Unique/Value Thrift Sun Ray, St. Paul

#16213 M.L. King, Western civilization; 3rd ed., Combined. 1.50

Added: 23 August, Half-Price Books, St. Paul

#16214 The Columbia history of the 20th century (Bulliet). 2.15

#16215 T.S. Hamerow, Reflections on history and historians. 2.1:5

#2893r E. Hemingway, A farewell to arms. 7.50

#16217 C. Skidmore, The rise of the Tudors. 2.15

Added: 24 August, Midway Books

#16216 M. Yourcenar, A coin in nine hands: a novel. 4.30

Added: 25 August, Library of America

#16218 War No More: … American antiwar and peace writing (Rosenwal). 30.90

Added: 26 August, A Little Library in White Bear

#16219 T. Rosenbaum, The myth of moral justice: … what is right. gratis

Added: 5 September, Copperfield’s Books, Healdsburg, CA

#16220 R. Frost, The poetry of … (Lathem). 9.80

Added: 10 September, Costco, Maplewood

#16221 H.R. Clinton & T. Kaine, Stronger together: a blue print … 10.70

Added: 27 September, Library of America

#4840r U.K. Le Guin, The complete Orsinia: Malafrena, stories and songs (Attebery). 30.90

Added: 6 October, Saint Olaf College Book Store

#16222 The best American science fiction and fantasy, 1915 (Adams). 5.30

#16223 Earth habitat: eco-injustice and the church’s response (Hessel & Rasmussen). 5.30

#16224 D.A. Thompson, Crossing the divide: Luther, feminism, and the cross. 1.15

Added: 7 October, Half-Price Books clearance sale

#16225 F. Anderson & A.R.L. Cayton, The dominion of war: … North America, 1500-2000. 2.40

#16226 F.F. Church, So help me God: first [U.S.] battle over church and state. 2.40

#16227 A. Ferguson, Land of Lincoln [his influence]. 2.40

#16228 M.A. Genovese & R.J. Spitzer, The presidency and the constitution. 2.40

#583r W.C. Langer, The mind of Hitler. 2.40

#16229 C. Morris, The discovery of the individual, 1050-1200. 2.40

#16230 R. Rosenbaum, Explaining Hitler: … origins of his evil. 2.40

#16231 C. Ross, Edward IV. 2.40

#16232 The social fabric: … civil war to present; 8th ed.(Cary et.al.)  v.2 . 2.40

Added: 13 October, Barnes & Noble, Bloomington

#16233 E.A.W. Budge, Babylonian life and history (Widell). 5.10

Added: 22 October, Half-Price Books, Saint Paul

#16234 Beyond the founders: new approaches to … early America (Pasley et al). 2.15

#16235 D. Gabor, How to start a conversation and make friends. 2.15

#16236 A.J. Langguth, After Lincoln: … North won the Civil War and lost the peace. 3.25

#1 N6237 Theology that matters: ecology, economy, and God (Ray). 2.15 

#16238 K.J. Torjesen, When women were priests. 2.15

#16239 S. Winger, Lincoln, religion, and romantic-cultural politics. 2.15

#16240 R. Wright, The moral animal: evolutionary psychology …2.15

Added: 22 October, Sixth Chamber Used Books

#16241 S. Neiman, Moral clarity: … for grown-up idealists. 8.50

Added: 29 October, Norwegian American Historical Association

#16242 From America to Norway: … letters …: v.3, 1893-1914 (Øverland). Member

#16243 Norwegian-American women: migration, communities, and identities (Bergland & Lahlum). 17.00

Added: 5 November, Library of America

#16244 J. Edwards, Writings from the Great Awakening (Gura). 30.90

Added: 14 November, Minnesota State Publications (online)

#16245 Public libraries: evaluation report. print off

Added: 29 November, Savers, Woodbury

#16246 R.P. Carlisle, Scientific American inventions and discoveries. 2.00

#3486r J. London, Novels & stories (Pizer). 3.25

Added: 9 December, Fair Trade Books

#16(B247 E. Durkheim, Essays on morals and education (Pickering). 8.25

#16248 Romanticism and consciousness: essays (Bloom). 8.25

Added: 10 December, Library of America

#16249 J. Marshall, Writings (Hobson). 30.90

Added: 14 December, Uncle Hugo’s

#16250 T. Chiang, Stories of your life and others. 17.25

Added: 24 December, The Swingles

#16251 D. Defoe, Memoirs of a Cavalier (O’Neil). gift

Added: 24 December, Benjamin Heins & Carol Daniels

#16252 U.K. Le Guin, The other wind. gift

Added: 24 December, Cy Chauvin

#16253 U.K. Le Guin, Words Are My Matter. gift

Added: 25 December, Norway House

#16254 Norway (Insight Guides); new ed. 24.65

Added: 31 December, Half-Price Books, East Town.

#16255 The Augustinian Tradition (Matthews) 10.55

#16256 U.K. Le Guin, Unlocking the air and other stories. 6.30

For previous listings, see the Addition links on the MY LIBRARY page.