Additions 2013

January 3, 2013

Acquisitions to the CeptsForm Library in 2013.

Updated 19 December 2013.

This listing follows earlier Additions posted in previous years. See the links under My Library. I cite selections as a public glimpse at my ongoing interests as well as keeping a brief record for management purposes. Acquisitions are the business record of library additions. Accordingly, each following citation carries only enough information to identify the title’s addition to the collection and is not bibliographically complete. However, I try to make it clear what the book is about if it’s title is not specific or potentially misleading.

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

Note on sources: Amazon is replete with books, but I only go there when (a) I am in a hurry, (b) I can’t find the book anywhere else. Author Reading refers to purchase at an event featuring the book’s author. Bargains Unlimited, Sister Bay WI, is a thrift that supports charities: it’s book collection is neither extensive or well organized, but oh so cheap.  Barnes & Nobel [place] is now my store of last resort, following the demise of Borders Books. The Book Vault, one of two independent book stores in Stratford ONT, draws clusters of browsing and buying theater-oriented tourists.   Books Up the Road, a small book and gift shop, occupies the lower floor of a stabbur-style building on Washington Island, WI.  William Caxton, Ellison Bay Wi, features 90,000 high quality used books and a few in-print ones. Cy Chauvin, my longtime friend, and I exchange  books at Christmas time. Common Good Books, now on Snelling and Grand, is larger than Garrison Keillor’s previous store, with more poetry than anywhere in the Twin Cities. Drury Lane in a charming blue-painted cottage, owned by Minnesota author and philanthropist Joan Drury, Grand Marais carries a limited number of excellent and well-chosen books. Ms Drury has been there a couple times I shopped in past years. She is very conversational and knows every book. Fanfare Books competes with The Book Vault, almost directly opposite it across Ontario Street; both feature quality remainders and new titles.  Festival Theatre Store carries wares theatrical and Shakespearean appropriate to the six months of the season. Seldom do you find a store that has multiple editions of every Shakespeare work. Friends Madison Public Library, Wisconsin book sale at $5/bag split with Pat Sween.  Friends University of Wisconsin Libraries booksale at $4/bag amid the ravenous horde.  Goodwill [place], thanks to its scattered collections in many locations, offers to the persistent a few excellent books. Barbara Grudt is a friend, widow of my college classmate, Anthony Grudt, and a member of Classics for Pilgrim book group.  Half Price Books [place] is a booming discount chain, well stocked and well organized where even the discounted remainders and used books can be on reduced-price clearance.  Robert E. Hanson remains my life-long friend (since 3rd grade). We differ, but have much in common including an attraction to poetry. Luther Seminary Bookstore covers a wide range of Lutheran, other Christian and other faith titles and features books in related areas of culture, history, philosophy and literature – most at discount prices. A very large discount book store of remainders and seconds, Magers & Quinn occupies a prominent space across Hennepin Avenue from  the ever burgeoning Calhoun Square of Minneapolis. I haven’t been there for years, but when in the area must go there to find things of immediate import or having failed elsewhere. Novel Ideas, Bailey’s Harbor WI, features a general collection of new books, mostly fiction, mostly popular, but well-chosen.  Passtime Books, though of long duration in Sister Bay WI, has become a shop for used books and newer titles of local interest. I usually find something that captures my interest. Peninsula Bookman, an independent bookstore in Fish Creek Wisconsin, is full of used and remaindered books, especially history and war topics. Except for the truly rare titles, the rest are reasonably priced. Pilgrim Lutheran, the congregation in Saint Paul to which I belong, makes books available for participants in its adult programs. Also at fundraisers sells contributed used books.  Ramsey County Library Friends [place] at library locations offers sharply discounted used books, some contributed, others withdrawn from the library.  Reclassification refers to books, obtained in the past, and given a new classification. Saint Olaf College Book Store, which as an alumnus I often visit, is a combination bookstore for textbooks and other assigned reading, general literature with faculty and alumni titles, and Daedalus remaindered books. I usually buy the cheaper ones.  At the Saint Paul Area Synod Assembly, someone left a box of used books for the taking. Salvation Army [location] for books varies with location, but I make random discoveries. Saint Vincent de Paul [place] operates as a thrift store raising funds for charitable purposes and includes used books at very low prices. Savers [place] which supports other non-profits is a burgeoning thrift outlet for cheap casual wear and sometimes a great book find, besides they give you a discount on next purchase when you donate them stuff. Sixth Chamber Used Books in Saint Paul is my longtime favorite independent store: though dependent on the books brought to them, they have high standards in what they accept. The store grows more and more packed with storage elsewhere and a author, title, category catalog of stock.  SubText, a new Minnesota bookstore in Saint Paul, occupies the space that Garrison Keilor vacated for his new location on Snelling. While the space is more open, the new owner continues the supply of quality reading. Patricia Sween and I have been married for 50+ years. From time to time she gives me a book. Turtle Town Books is a charming little store in Nisswa MN split between children’s items and excellently chosen general fare. Value Thrift [place] besides a whole lot of used clothing and some housewares, stores carry a jumble of books, a few of which interest me. Beverly Voldseth, a Minnesota published poet, is a long-time friend. This April, we began our seventh year of meeting monthly to read aloud and discuss the contents of Poetry magazine. Wee Books in Stratford carries the residue of Callans Books after that exceptional bookseller retired. University of Wisconsin-Madison Book Store with discounted books among the general sales on the lower floor.

Added: 2 January, Savers Maplewood MN.

#14479 A. D’Abro, The rise of the new physics; corrected ed.; [formerly titled: Decline of mechanism]. v.1. 1.30

Added: 6 January, Half-Price Books, St. Paul.

#14480 N. Loraux, The divided city: … ancient Athens (Pache & Fort). 3.25

#14481 J. Purdy, A tolerable anarchy: … the making of American freedom. 2.15

#14482 N. Thopmpson, The ship of state: … ancient Greece to democratic America. 2.15

#14483 S.F. Wemple, Women in Frankish society: … 500 to 900. 2.15

Added: 1 February, SubText

#14484 R. Blanco, Looking for the Gulf motel [poetry]. 17.15

Added: 25 February, Half-Price Books, Maplewood MN

#14485 W.B. Bartlett, God wills it: … the crusades. 2.15

#14486  Critical conversations: tools …, by K. Patterson et. al. 2.15

#14487 S.M. Nolte, A history of the Amish. 2.15

#14488 A. Ross, The rest is noise[20th cent. music]. 2.15

#14489 J.G. Warry, Warfare in the classical world. 2.15

Added: 15 March, Half-Price Books, Maplewood MN

#14490 A. Huxley, Brave new world; … with fourteen related readings. 6.45

#14491 L.I. Levine, Judaism and Hellenism in antiquity. 8.55

Added: 3 April, Half-Price Books, St. Paul

#14492 T. O’Brian, The things they carried: … fiction. 8.10

#14493 Religions of late antiquity in practice (Valantasis). 3.20

#14494 Tierney, The crisis of church and state, 1050-1300. 2.15

#14495 K. Ward, The case for religion. 3.20

Added: 8 April, Luther Seminary Bookstore

Note: 500 skipped in the numbering sequence; found too late to undo.

#14996 W. Brueggemann, Awed to heaven; rooted in earth: prayers of … 13.75

#14997 Lutheran perspectives on Biblical interpretation: … lectures (Jungling). 12.90

#14998 P. Wiebe, The architecture of  religion: a theoretical essay. 1.10

#14999 J. Wilson, A preface to morality. 1.05

Added: 8 April, Amazon

#15000 Robert’s rules of order, newly revised; 11th ed. 14.00

Added: Value Thrift @ SunRay, Saint Paul

#15001 M. Gladwell, Outliers: the story of success. 5.40

#15002 J. Markale, The Celts: … origins of Western culture 3.20

Added: 2 May, Pat Sween

#15003 M. Oliver, New and selected poems: v.1. gift

Added: 4 May, Savers, Maplewood

#15004 C. Dickens, Child’s history of England [with No Thoroughfare and Master Humphrey’s Clock]. 4.50

#15005 I. Loyola, The autobiography of … (O’Callahan/Olin). .75

#15006-15009 The world of mathematics (Newman), 4v. 15.00

Added: 4 May, Subtext.

#15010 J. Culler, Literary theory. 12.90

Added: 8 May, Robert E. Hanson

#15011 R.E. Hanson, Warrior poets [with 42 others]. gift

Added: 11 May, Beverly Voldseth

#15012 T. Hennen, Darkness sticks to everything: … poems. gift

Added: 13 May, SubText

#15013 C. Brady, Story logic and the craft of fiction. 25.83

Added: 18 May, Saint Paul Area Synod

#15014 A.J. Hultgren, Jesus and his adversaries. free

#15015 E.F.A. Klug, Getting into the Formula of Concord [and] Epitome (Stahlke). free

Added: 24 May, Half Price Books, Maplewood MN

#15016 R. Aslan, Beyond fundamentalism: confronting religious extremism … 1.70

#15017 Christian political ethics (Coleman). 5.25

#15018 D. Teems, Majestie: the King behind the King James Bible. 1.70

#15019 G. Vico, Keys to the new science. 1.70

Added: 25 May, Turtle Town Books

#15020 S. Schiff, Cleopatra: a life. 18.20

Added: 25 May, Barbara Grudt

#15021 G. Handscombe, William Golding: Lord of the Flies (Penguin Study Notes). gift

Added: 4 June, Half-Price Books, Roseville

#15o22 J. Bunyan, The pilgrim’s progress; Barbour Books. 2.15

#15023 The Faber book of exploration (Allen). 3.20

#15024, W. Hazlitt, The Classical gazetteer. 2.15

Added: 10 June, Half-Price Books, Saint Paul

#2111r W.H. Auden, Collected poems (Mendelson). 10.75

#15025 Bible dictionary & concordance [names and terms]. 2.15

#15026 A. Monda, Do you believe: conversations… 2.15

#15027 R. Price, The collected poems. 1.10

Added: 11 June, Goodwill, Saint Paul (Fairview)

#15028 A. Rich, Poems: … 1950-1974. 2.15

Added: 14 June, Goodwill, Maplewood

#15029 D.G. McCullough, 1776. 2.25

#15030 Reason and religious belief: … philosophy of religion, by M. Peterson 2.20

Added: 1 July, SubText

#15031 S. Chmielarz, Love from the Yellowstone Trail [poetry]. 13.95

Added: 2 July, Salvation Army, Red Wing

#15032 J. Conrad, The shadow-line: a confession (Hawthorn) [novel]. .80

Added: 10 July, Half-Price Books, Maplewood

#15033 R. Alter, The art of Biblical narrative. 2.15

#15034-35 J. Calvin, Calvin: Institutes of the Christian religion (McNeil/Battles). 2v. 21.40

#15036 The capitalist’s bible: … free markets (Morgenson). 2.15

#5663r Collins Italian concise dictionary. 2.15

#15037 L.A. Fiedler, A new Fiedler reader. 2.15

Added: 13 July, SubText

#15038 E. Burke, The portable Edmund Burke (Kramnick). 21.55

Added: 14 July, Magers & Quinn

#15039 E. Burke, A philosophical enquiry into the origin of our ideas of the sublime and beautiful; 2nd ed, 1759. 9.70

#15040 C. McCarthy, Blood meridian. 9.70

Added: 17 July, Barnes & Noble, Woodbury

#15041 O. Wister, The Virginian [rev. ed., 1911] (Caweleti & Sobelle). 10.65

Added: 25 July, Savers, Maplewood

#15042 W. Isaacson, Benjamin Franklin. 5.35

#15043 The world’s great speeches; 3rd ed. (Copeland & Lamm). 5.35

Added: 2 August, Peninsula Bookman

#15044 I. Berlin, Vico and Herder. 6.35

#15045 M. Ignatieff, The needs of strangers [social philosophy]. 8.95

Added: 3 August, William Caxton

#15046 T. Frank, What’s the matter with Kansas? How conservatives won … 3.70

Added: 3 August, Novel Ideas

#15047 J. Haidt, The righteous mind [bases of convictions]. 16.90

Added: 4 August, Bargains Unlimited

#15048 W. & A. Durant, The lessons of history. 3.15

#15049 R. M. Scott, Robert the Bruce. 2.10

Added: 6 August, Books Up the Road

#1155r R.J. Fapso, Norwegians in Wisconsin; rev. & exp. ed. 10.50

Added: 6 August, Passtime Books

#15050 C-A. Lopez & E.W. Herbert, The private Franklin. 7.00

Added: 12 August, Fanfare Books

#15051 F. Kafka, The man who disappeared/America (Robertson). 14.65

Added: 13 August, Wee Books

#15052 Spence, J. Becoming Jane Austen. 7.50

Added: 13 August, Book Vault

#15053 A. Kubizek, The young Hitler I knew (Brooks). 7.35

Added: 16 August, Festival Theatre Store

#15054 W. Shakespeare, King Henry VIII (Halio). 15.35

Added: 4 September, Half-Price Books, Maplewood

#15055 M.J. Gelb, How to think like Leonardo Da Vinci. 3.20

#15056 B.D. Moyers, Bill Moyers journal: the conversation … 3.20

Added: 4 September, Half-Price Books, St. Paul

#15057 J. Burns, Goddess of the market: Ayn Rand … 6.50

#15058 E. Durkheim, Sociology and philosophy (Pocock). 2.10

#15059 E.J. Graff, What is marriage for? 8.10

#15060 M. Grant, Cleopatra. 2.15

#15061  J.J. O’Donnell, The ruin of the Roman Empire.  2.15

Added: 6 September, Value Thrift, Sun Ray in St. Paul

#15062 S.S. Montefiore, Jerusalem. 4.00

Added: 7 September, Savers, Maplewood

#15063 W. Glasser, Choice theory: a new psychology of personal freedom. 5.40

#6653r C.S. Lewis, The abolition of man [advocating humanist education]. 2.15

Added: 10 September, Barnes & Noble, Highland in St. Paul

#15064 No fear Shakespeare: a companion. 10.70

Added: 10 September, Sixth Chamber Used Books

#15065 Shakespeare’s Holinshed (Hosley). 5.35

#15066 E. Sitwell, A notebook on William Shakespeare. 3.75

#15067 C.T. Onions, A Shakespeare glossary; [3rd ed. enl. and rev. (Eagleson)]. 10.75

Added: 12 September, Luther Seminary Book Store

#15068 The American intellectual tradition; 3rd ed. (Hollister & Capper). v.II, 1865 to the present. 1.10

#15069 C. Lamont, The philosophy of humanism; 7th ed., rev. & enl. 1.10

#15071 B.D. McLaren, A new kind of Christianity: ten questions … 12.10

#15072 R.L. Maddox, Separation of church and state. 1.10

Added: 12 September, Ramsey County Library Friends, Roseville

#15074 C. Lasch, The minimal self: psychic survival … .50

Added: 14 September, SubText

#15070 R.P. Clark, Writing tools: 50 essential strategies … 14.00

Added: 21 September, Saint Olaf College Book Store

#15073 A. Baricco, An Iliad (Goldstein). 1.05

#15075 A. Nagorski, Hitlerland: American eyewitnesses to the rise … 7.40

#15076 K. Vlassopoulos, Politics: antiquity and its legacy. 5.40

Added: 27 September, SubText

#15077 Everyman and Mankind (Bruster & Rasmussen). 19.40

Added: 2 October, Drury Lane

#15078 M. Oliver, New and selected poems, v.2. 17.00

Added: 4 October, Barnes & Noble, Duluth

#15709 G. de Maupassant, Bel-ami (Parmée). 4.20

Added: 8 October, Half-Price Books, Roseville

#2066r S. Anderson, Winesburg, Ohio (M. Cowley). 4.80

#3468r S. Lewis, Main Street (B. Allen). 9.60

Added: 19 October while in Madison WI, coincident with the Wisconsin Book Festival.

Friends University of Wisconsin-Madison Libraries

#15710 I. Abrahams, Jewish life in the middle ages. .30

#15711 J.S. Brown & P. Daguid, The social life of information. .35

#15712 E, Canetti, Crowds and power. .30

#15713 R.M. Crunden, From self to society, 1919-1941. .30

#15714 I.W. Frank, A concise history of the medieval church. .35

#15715 M. Hadas, Humanism: the Greek ideal … .30

#15716 J. Miles, Christ. .30

#15717 M. Murray, The law of the father? … feudalism to capitalism [in Britain].  .30

#15718 J. Rauch, Gay marriage: why it is good … .35

#15719 Sikh religion [selections from the ten Gurus and Guru Granth Sahib]. .35

#15720 J.B. Tyson, The New Testament and early Christianity. .40

#15721 G. Wills, Mr. Jefferson’s university. .35

University of Wisconsin Madison Book Store

#15722 R.B. Alter, The art of Biblical poetry. 1.55

#15723 S. de Beauvoir, The ethics of ambiguity (Frechtman). 5.80

#15724 G. Cavalcanti, Complete poems (Mortimer). 2.10

#15725 The Louisiana Purchase and American expansion, 1803-1898. 2.10

#15726 Mengzi, Mencius (Bloom). 2.10

Saint Vincent de Paul, Madison WI – large and well organized

#15727 T. Jefferson, The Jefferson Bible: … life and morals of Jesus … (Forrester, Pelikan). 2.10

#15728 H.W. Noonan, [David] Hume. 1.05

Friends Madison Public Library

#15729 The best American poetry, 1995. .60

#15730 C. Gibson, Spain in America [colonial period]. .60

#15731The great ideas today (Hutchins & Adler). .65

#15732 The new Oxford book of Christian verse (Davie). .65

Added: 2 November, Sixth Chamber Used Books

#5681r R. Maggio, Talking about people: … fair and accurate language. .80

#15733 J.P. Powelson, The moral economy. 15.10

#15734 H. Rheingold, They have a word for it: … untranslatable words … .80

Added: 3 November, Pilgrim Lutheran

#15735 D. Erlander, Manna and mercy: … God’s unfolding promise … 7.00

Added: 7 November, Luther Seminary Book Store

#15736 D.J. Hall, What Christianity is not. 17.75

#15737 Laozi, The canon of reason and virtue (Suzuki & Carus). 1.10

#15738  K. Stendahl, Paul among Jews and Gentiles and other essays. 1.10


#15739 Benjamin of Tudela, The itinerary … [12th century]. 12.60

#15740 Ibn Batuta, The travels … [1325-1354]. 12.75

Added: 9 November, Pilgrim Lutheran

#15741 J. Feldman, Framing the debate: famous presidential speeches [for] progressives. 1.00

Reclassified: 11 November, Salvation Army, Red Wing 31 Oct. 1998

#5796 F. Werfel, Between heaven and earth [philosophy of religion]. .25

Added: 23 November, Half-Price Books, Maplewood

#15742 The best American poetry – 1996 (Rich). 2.70

#15743 Bible: the one year chronological Bible. 8.55

#15744 H.S. Goss & R. McDowell, Sound and form in modern poetry; 2nd ed. 2.70

#15745 G. Himmelfarb, One nation, two cultures. 2.70

#15746 H.J. Kaye, Thomas Paine and the promise of America. 2.70

Added: 30 November, Half-Price Books, Roseville

#4464r E. Wharton, The Age of Innocence (Library of America ed./Lewis). 2.88

Added: 5 December, Author Reading

#15747 K. Hering, Writing to wake the soul. 20.00

Added: 15 December, Subtext

#15748 M. Hasse, Earth’s appetite: poems. $16.75

Added: 16 December, Cy Chauvin

#15749 M. Robinson, Gilead [a novel]. gift

Added: 18 December, Beverly Voldseth

#15750 The heart is all that is: reflections of home (Perlman gift

Watch for further additions.

Additions 2012

February 22, 2012

Acquisitions to the CeptsForm Library in 2012.

Updated 1 January 2013

This listing follows earlier Additions posted in previous years. See the links under My Library. I choose to cite selections as a public glimpse at my ongoing interests as well as keeping a brief record for management purposes. Acquisitions are the business record of library additions. Accordingly, each following citation carries only enough information to identify the title’s addition to the collection and is not bibliographically complete. However, I try to make it clear what the book is about if it’s title is not specific or potentially misleading.

Data includes limited elements: date of acquisition and source, a distinguishing acquisition number, abbreviated author, brief title, edition if distinctive, price. Accession numbers may appear out of sequence when numbers are inadvetently skipped or resused from discovered past duplicates or reused for replacement copies, noted by an “r” suffix.

Note on sources: Amazon is, of course, the online super store for books and other items. I prefer smaller, more browseable stores, but being of specialist interests with an outrageous appetite for books that requires me to stretch my dollar, I will turn, but rarely, to the killer of the stores I grew up loving. Barnes & Noble [location] has increasingly become a chain that puts digital readers up front, adds toys, games, cards and other miscellany, but may have a book I want. Best of Times, the beloved Red Wing independent bookstore ceased operations, but first I went to pay my respects and buy a gift book and one for myself. is an online site. Cy Chauvin is a long-time friend who shares an interest in reading with me, being especially fond of novels of manners. We exchanges books at holiday times. Common Good Books, established by Garrison Keillor, features a wide range of excellent books in all areas with special attention to literature, a huge poetry section, and more literary magazines than any place in the Twin Cities; now in a new location, kitty-corner from where Ruminator Books (formerly The Hungry Mind) used to be. Rolf Erickson, a long-time friend of mine, now deceased, devoted his avocational life to Norwegian-American studies. Goodwill [place] is the charity operating thrift stores in several locations. Occasionally, I stop by the better stocked and organized used book  sections. Half Price Books [place] sells used and remaindered books at attractive prices and often attracts my interest as I browse around. Robert E. Hanson and I have been friends since the third grade and now share an interest in poetry. Don Holst is a member of Classics for Pilgrim book discussion group and gave me his book based on his journal of the two summers (1984 & 1986) when he and his son bicycled across the U.S. Lowell Jevens is a family friend who collects U.S. Civil War memorabilia and books.  Luther Seminary Book Store, Saint Paul, combined with an outlet of the church’s publisher, Augsburg Fortress Press, serves a community of faculty, students, and laity of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America with commonly discounted and remaindered titles. The Minnesota Association for Continuing Adult Education, of which I am a past-president, has been a major factor in my professional and intellectual life.  NAHA stands the Norwegian-American Historical Association, established 1925, of which I am a life member and thereby receive all their publications.  Novel Ideas is an independent book store in Baileys Harbor WI that serves the locals year round and the tourists in their turn.  Pastimes is an independent bookstore in Sister Bay WI that features books of local interest but carries mostly used books on consignment at modest prices. Quality Paperback Book Club offers a variety of titles at reduced and clearance prices, a few of which appeal to me. Red Sock Yarns in Fish Creek WI is a store for knitters with fine yarns, knitting equipment, and related books.  StO Book Store, the Saint Olaf College Book Store is a regular stop for the many times we are at our alma mater; I buy primarily from the discounts. StO College, my alma mater, remains one of the major influences on my life. Savers [place] is a great thrift place for cheap casual wear and sometimes a great book find. United Lutheran Church, Red Wing, was my congregation, 1976-2010. Sixth Chamber Used Books is my favorite store thanks to its stock of excellently arranged, better than usual used books and some real bargains; with more warehoused and all searchable online. Unique Thrift Store, [place] as indicated carries inexpensive, used items, including a few books. Beverly Volseth is a friend and Minnesota published poet; we meet monthly to read Poetry magazine aloud and discuss the writing.

Added: 5 January, Don Holst.

#14374 D. Holst, Thence comes the wind: bicycling across America. gift

Added: 12 January, Best of Times.

#14375 R. Hass,  The Apple trees at Olema: new and selected poems. 11.80

Added: 25 January, Beverly Voldseth.

#14376 J. Sutphen, First words: poems. gift

Added: 2 February, Barnes & Noble, Har-Mar

#14382 C.L. Flinders, The values of belonging. 1.10

#14383 Same-sex marriage: pro and con. A reader. 1.10

Added: 8 February, Barnes & Noble, Edina.

#2463r D. Defoe, Robinson Crusoe (Swingle) [1st published, 1719]. 6.40

#4241r J. Swift,  Gulliver’s travels (Seidel) [1st published, 1726]. 6.40

Added: 18 February, Sixth Chamber

 #14377 R.G. Olson, The Morality of Self-Interest. 6.45

#14378 R. Pound, An Introduction to the philosophy of law. 5.40

#14379 M. Stokstad, Medieval art. .80

Added: 22 February, Common Good Books.

#14380 G. Orwell, pseud., All art is propaganda: critical essays (Packer). 16.10

#14381 J. Sutphen, Straight out of view: poems. 13.95

Added: 15 March 2012, StO Book Store

#14384 A. Anathaswamy, The edge of physics: … to the earth’s extremes. 5.60

#14385 J. Child, My life in France; with A. Prud’homme. 5.60

#14386 D. R. Weiss, To the tune of a welcoming God: ..reflections on sexuality, spirituality, and the wideness of God’s welcome. 3.20

Added: 31 March 2012, Luther Seminary Book Store

#14389 H. Bushnell, 1892-1876, Christian nurture; reprint of 1861 edition. 1.10

#14390 Faithful conversation: Christian perspectives on homosexuality (Childs). 7.30

#14391 E. S. Gaustad, Liberty of Conscience: Roger Williams … 1.05

#14392 C. S. Nelson, How faith matures. 1.10

#7205r L. D. Scanzoni & V. R. Mollenkott, Is the homosexual my neighbor? rev. & updated. 12.90

#14393 Stories from ancient Canaan (Coogan). 1.05

Added: 1 April 2012, Barnes & Noble, Highland.

#14394 G. Collins, When everything changed: the amazing journey of American women from 1960 … 6.45

#14395 E. Gungor, What bothers me most about Christianity. 5.35

Added: 7 April 2012, Half Price Books, Maplewood

#14396  R.J. Elford, The ethics of uncertainty: a new Christian approach … 5.35

#14397 J.J. Pelikan, Christian doctrine and modern culture (since 1700): v.5 of The Christian tradition. 8.55

Added: 15 April 2012, Half Price Books, East Towne

#14398 J.M. Banner & H.C. Cannon, The elements of learning. 2.10

#14399 T. Lester, The fourth part of the world: … global discovery … and the birth of America. 1.05

#14400 J. Sarmago. Blindness (Pontiero). 7.35

Added: 3 May 2012, Quality Paperback Book Club

#14401 M. Kaku, Physics of the future. 11.85

#14402 M. Shermer, The believing brain. 11.85

#14403 C. Stringer & P. Andrews, The complete world of human evolution. 11.85

Added: 8 May, Common Good Books

#14404 S. Chmielarz, Calling: poems. 13.95

#14405 T. Transtromer, The great enigma: … collected poems (Fulton). 19.30

Added: 10 May, Half Price Books, Maplewood, MN

#2122r J. Baldwin, Another country. 7.50

#6073r J. Baldwin, Going to meet the man [stories]. 6.40

Added: 22 May, Half Price Books, Maplewood, MN

#14406 J.B. Elshtaine, Sovereignty: God, state, and self. 2.15

#14407 J.J. McNeill, The church and the homosexual; 4th ed. 2.15

Added: 29 May, Barnes & Noble, Maplewood

#2502r C. Dickens, Great expectations (Jones). 9.00

Added: 5 June, Half Price Books, Saint Paul (Highland Area)

#2392r S.L. Clemens (Mark Twain, pseud.), The adventures of Huckleberry Finn; critical controversies ed. (Graff & Phelan). 7.55

#2655r G. Flaubert, Madame Bovary (Steegmuller). 6.45

Added: June 9, Half Price Books, Madison WI East

#2256 E. Brontë, Wuthering Heights (Merkin/Holway). 5.75

#4425 R.P. Warren, All the king’s men. 7.90

Added: 12 June, Sixth Chamber

#2363r K. Chopin, The awakening: an authoritative text, biography, contexts, criticism (Cully). 2nd ed. 5.90

Added: 19 June, Beverly Voldseth

#14408 R. Bly, Holes the crickets have eaten in blankets: a sequence of poems. gift

#14409 Kabir, The Kabir book: forty-four of the ecstatic poems (Bly).  gift

#14410 The thousands: number one (Bly). [contains Robert Bly’s “Six Disciplines that Intensify Poetry.” gift

Added: 25 June, Half-Price Books, Roseville.

 #14411 J. Conrad, Heart of darkness (Knowles), The Congo diary (Hampson). 4.80

#14412 D.J. Hall, Thinking the faith. 8.55

#2857r N. Hawthorne, The scarlet letter (Harding & Weinstein). 4.20

#14413 U. K. LeGuin, Searoad [stories]. 7.50

Added: 5 July, Unique Thrift Store, St. Paul.

#14414 M.J. Borg, Jesus: uncovering the life, teachings and relevance … 2.70

#14415 G. Tenet, At the Center of the Storm. 2.70

Added: 11 July 2012, Half Price Books, St. Paul.

#14416 R.W. Barber, King Arthur: hero and legend; 3rd ed., rev. & extended. 2.15

#14417 J.M. Coetzee, Stranger shores: literary essays, 1906-1999. 2.15

#14418 A.C. Heller, Ayn Rand and the world she made. 16.15

#14419 J. Lorentzen, Kierkegaard’s metaphors. 3.25

Added: 14 July, Quality Paperback Book Club.

#14420 J. Carter, White House Diary. 6.00

#14421 C. Higgins, It’s all Greek to me: … how ancient Greece has shaped our world. 6.80

#14422 J.C. Holt, Robin Hood [paperback edition, 2011, with additional material]. 5.00

#14423 S. Moalem, How sex works. 5.60

#14424 I. Mortimer, The time traveller’s guide to medieval England. 6.00

Added: 20 July, Amazon.

#14425 P.J. Palmer, Healing the heart of democracy. 14.50

#14426 P.J. Palmer, Let your life speak: … vocation. 9.85

#14427 P.J. Palmer, To know as we are known. 9.10

Added: 2 August, Sixth Chamber

#14428 F. Bergmann, On being free. 4.30

#14429 R. Bly, Selected poems [1986]. 6.45

#14430 O.J. Flanagan, Consciousness reconsidered. 10.75

#14431 J.Z. Young, Philosophy and the brain. 4.85

Added: 3 August, Barnes & Noble, Maplewood.

#14432 O.J. Flanagan, The problem of the soul: two visions of mind… 6.40

Added: 14 August, Red Sock Yarns.

#14433 B.L. McCarthy, Knit socks! 17 classic patterns … 13.70

Added: 15 August, Novel Ideas.

#14434 K. Schulz, Being wrong: adventures in … error. 15.80

Added: 18 August, Passtimes Books

#14436 The best American spiritual writing (Zaleski) v.10, 2008. 7.40

#14437 R.R. Niebuhr, Experiential religion. 4.20

Added: 1 September, Goodwill, Maplewood

#14435 Baja California (The American Wildenress) by W.W. Johnson & Editors of Time-Life Books. 2.15

#14438 The Sierra Madre (The American Wilderness) by D.D. Jackson, P. Wood & Editors of Time-Life Books. 2.15

#14439 Critical theory since Plato; rev. ed. (Adams). 2.15

#14440 Journals of Forty-Niners: Salt Lake to Los Angeles (L.R. & A.W. Hafner). 1.05

#14441 M.C. Cooper, House as a mirror of self. 4.30

Added: 1 September, Half-Price Books, Maplewood

#14442 D. Erasmus, The praise of folly; 2nd ed. (Miller). 5.60

#14443 J.C. Oates, The faith of a writer: life, craft, art. 5.10

Added: 4 September, Quality Paperback Book Club.

#14444 R. Bradbury, A pleasure to burn: Fahrenheit 451 stories. 7.25

#14445 G. Deutscher, Through the language glass: … the world looks different in other languages. 7.25

#14446 E.L. Gleaser, Triumph of the city: … our greatest invention … 7.25

#14447 D.D. Hall, A reforming people: Puritanism … transformation in New England. 7.25

Added: 9 September, Luther Seminary Book Store

#14448 D.J. Lose, Making sense of Christianity. 13.00

Added: 11 September, Amazon

#14449 S. Alcorn, How to fix your novel. 20.00

#14450 W. Noble, Conflict, action and suspense. 11.00

#14451 R. B. Tobias, 20 master plots and how to build them. 11.55

Added: 4 October, Half Price Books, Saint Paul.

#14452 D. Gardner, The science of fear. 8.60

#14453 G.M. Marsden, Fundamentalism and American culture; 2nd ed. 8.60

#14454 G. Santayana, The genteel tradition in American philosophy and Character and opinion in the United States (Seaton). 5.40

Added: 5 October, Lowell Jevens.

#14455 B.P. Thomas, Abraham Lincoln. gift

Added: 6 October, Quality Paperback Book Club.

#14456 T.K. Beal, The rise and fall of the Bible. 6.00

#14457 T.L. Friedman & M. Mandelbaum, That used to be us: … America fell behind … 10.00

Added: 8 October, Half Price Books, Roseville MN

#14458 W.J. Miller, The task of criticism: essays … (Fell et al.) 6.40

#14459 S.M. Nadler, The best of all possible worlds: … philosophers … 3.20

#14460 K.P. Phillips, The cousins’ wars: religion, politics & … Anglo-America. 2.15

#14461 R. Scruton, Kant: a brief insight [illustrated ed.]. 2.15

#9075r M. Weber, The Protestant ethic and the spirit of capitalism (Parsons/Giddens). 2.15

#14462-14471 were acquired at various times, but records Added 11 October.


#14462 B. Jowett, “On the Interpretation of Scripture.” [from] Essays and reviews [1860]. download

– Rolf Erickson.

#14463 America Norvegica, v.3, 1971. gift

#14464 T. Torgenson, History of Norwegian literature. gift

#14465 M.B. Olsen, Farms and fanes of ancient Norway. gift

#14466 E.E. Simpson, A history of St. Olaf Choir. gift

 – Robert E. Hanson

#14467 R.E. Hanson, Chasing wind mills. Why not. gift

#14468 Summer Writing Program, Naropa University, (2012): Erasure. gift

 – Minnesota Association for Continuing Adult Education.

Historical record, 1975-1992. Member.

 – St. Olaf College.

#14470 … Class of 1962 … autobiographies and remembrances … alumnus

 – United Lutheran Church.

#14471 A heritage of faithfulness … 1858-2003. Member

Added: 27 October, Savers, Maplewood MN.

#14472 G. W. Bush, Decision points. 5.35

#6297r W. Golding, Lord of the Flies (Forster & Epstein)5.35

Added: 30 October, NAHA.

#14473 From America to Norway: Norwegian-American immigrant letters (Øverland).  v.1, 1838-1870. Member

Added: 1 December, Half Price Books, Maplewood MN.

#14474 S. Beckett, Waiting for Godot; tragicomedy in 2 acts. 7.50

#14475 N. Coward, Three plays: Blithe spirit; Hay fever; Private lives. 7.50

#14476 Wm. Shakespeare, Measure for measure; the Arden ed. (Lever). 5.35

#14477 Wm. Shakespeare, Othello; the Arden Shakespeare (Honigmann). 5.35

Added: 1 December, Quality Paperback Book Club.

#13273r The world almanac and book of facts, 2113. $10.00

Added: 24 December, Cy Chauvin

#14478 P. Lively, How it all began: a novel. gift

Additions 2011

June 27, 2011

Acquisitions to the CeptsForm Library in 2011.

Updated 21 February  2012.

This listing follows earlier Additions posted in previous years. See the links under My Library.  I choose to cite selections as a public glimpse at my ongoing interests as well as keeping a brief record for management purposes. Acquisitions are the business record of library additions.  Accordingly, each following citation carries only enough information to identify the title’s addition to the collection and is not bibliographically complete.  However, I try to make it clear what the book is about if it’s title is not specific or potentially misleading.

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

Note on sources:  Barnes & Noble [location] the surviving super store chain is promoting digital in a big way, but still has large selections of books which I turn to when I can’t readily get titles elsewhere.  Best of Times is an independent bookstore in Red Wing MN.  Book Cliffs is a small and charming used book store in Wabasha, MN.  Borders Books, my favorite of the U.S. big box stores, bankrupt in 2011, under liquidation.  Cy Chauvin is a friend, originally through science fiction fandom in the early ’70s, but subsequently through a shared interest in the novel, especially of manners. Daedalus Books is the catalog and website source for remaindered and discounted books at reasonable prices.  Dollar Tree [location] is the string of discount stores that also carry a few books that list for $1.00. Chris Ellis, a consultant with 20 years experience in helping businesses improve their performance, is a friend of the family.  Rolf Erickson, a friend since college and now deceased, pursued Norwegian-American studies while a librarian at Northwestern University.  Friends UW-Madison Libs (the Friends of the University of Wisconsin – Madison Libraries) holds semi-annual sales of used books.  Shirley Furber is the older of my two younger sisters.  Half Price Books [location]comprises a number of sturdy and expanding outlet locations that offer attractive used and remaindered books at discounted prices.  Forrest Hartmann, a longtime friend, is an attorney, active in the establishment of the International Crane Foundation.  Robert E. Hanson, aka ko shin, is a friend of mine since third grade who shares an interest in poetry and other things and gives me books.  Monkey See/Monkey Read is an independent bookstore in Northfield MN, carrying used and recent titles.  NAHA stands for the Norwegian-American Historical Association of which I am a life member and thereby receive all their publications.  Passtimes is an independent store in Sister Bay WI that carries some new but many used books.  Pilgrim is the Pilgrim Lutheran congregation (ELCA) that we joined upon moving to Maplewood.   QPBC stands for the Quality Paperback Book Club.  Review indicates a books sent to me from the publisher or author for review.  Saint Olaf Bookstore is the independent at our college that also carries always interesting remainders.  SELCO is the Minnesota regional library system Southeast Libraries Cooperating.  Sixth Chamber Used Books in Saint Paul MN is my favorite store, crammed with high quality inexpensive books and more available online.  Unknown refers to books found in the collection without any record of acquisition.  Mary Treacy, a long-time library colleague and friend, knows my interests and is on the alert for sharing information with me.   Value Thrift Saint Paul is an especially large store close to our residence with shelves of reasonably priced used books.  Karen Herseth Wee is a Saint Olaf College classmate and founder of the Northfield Women Poets in the late 60s.  [Wisconsin] University Book Store sells books and affinity items with discounted books in the lower level.

In comparison with past years, readers may note that fewer books are added than previously due to space limitations in the library’s new location that have focused selectivity.

Added: 8 January, QPBC

#14301 C. Clinton, Mrs. Lincoln. 6.60

#14302 R. Dawkins, The greatest show on earth: the evidence for evolution. 5.60

#14303 A. Gopnik, Angels and ages: … Darwin, Lincoln, and modern life. 6.60

#14304 K. McGeough, The Romans. 8.15

Added: 22 January, Book Cliffs

#14305 Great River Review, v.2 no.2, no. 27-29, 31.  22.50

Added: 9 February, Pilgrim

#14306 M.E. Marty, Lutheran questions, Lutheran answers. 10.00

Added: 17 March, Chris Ellis

#14307 C.M. Ellis, The enlightened enterprise. gift

Added: May, SELCO

#14308 Poetic Strokes 2011. Contributor’s copy

Added: 18 June, Shirley Furber

#14313 Granite Falls Lutheran Church, Built on the rock [1876-1995, with supplement on the windows]. gift

Added: 25 June, Sixth Chamber

#14309 S. Blackburn, Truth: a guide. 13.45

#14310 S. Coontz, Marriage, a history. 7.50

#14311 N. Ferguson, Empire: the rise and demise of the British world order … .80

#14312 S. Harris, Letter to a Christian nation [on the negative side of religious belief]. 9.15

Added: 26 June, Review

#14314 J.B. Wahl, The bondsman’s burden: … the common law of Southern slavery. gratis

Added: 28 June, Unknown.

#14315 Absorb the colors: poems (Voldseth & Wee). 6.95

#14316 Everyday life through the ages (Davison, Martin, Briggs). 28.90

Added: 28 June, Karen Herseth Wee

#14317 K.H. Wee, Before language: poems.  gift

Added: 30 June, Forrest Hartmann

#14318 B. Katz, So cranes may dance. gift

Added: 1 July 2011, NAHA

#14319 Norwegian-American Essays, 2011: transnationalism and the Norwegian-American experience. Membership.

Added: 1 July 2011, QPBC

#14320 J. Bradshaw, Reclaiming virtue: how we can develop the moral intelligence … 10.95

#14321 S. Harris, The end of faith: religion, terror, and the future of reason. 15.60

#14322 S. Harris, The moral landscape: how science can determine human values. 12.95

Added: 13 July, Value Thrift Saint Paul

#14323 H. Strutz, 501 German verbs fully conjugated in all the tenses; 3rd ed. 1.60

Added: 15 July, Dollar Tree Red Wing

#14324 G. Wills, Head and heart: American Christianities. 1.10

Added: 22 July, Daedalus Books

#14325 The best American poetry, 2007 (McHugh & Lehman). 5.45

#14326 J. Hollis, What matters most: … a more considered life. 7.50

#14327 J. Neeleman, What is God? 7.50

#14328 R.H. Tawney, The acquisitive society [1st published 1920]. 5.45

Added: 23 July, Borders Books

#14329 J. LeFanu, Why us? …science rediscovered the mystery of ourselves. 5.05

Added: 26 July, St. Olaf Bookstore

#14330 L. Chamberlain, Motherland: a philosophical history of Russia. 7.50

#14331 J. Polkinghan & N. Beale, Questions of truth: … God, science, and belief. 4.25

#13332 J. Wallis, The call to conversion: … personal, but never private. 1.05

#14333 C. Wicker, The fall of the evangelical nation. 1.05

Added: 5 August, Dollar Tree, Oakdale MN

#14253r T. Branch, The Clinton tapes: wrestling history with the President. 1.10

Added: 14 August, Passtimes Books

#14334 J.A. Comenius, The labyrinth of the world and the paradise of the heart (Louthan & Sterk). 5.30

Added 17 August, Robert E. Hanson

#14335 G. W. Bertsch, Gifts of healing peace and justice [poetry]. gift

#14336  R. Jones, A fist full of poetry. gift

Added: 24 August, Borders, Woodbury MN

#14337 J.M. Coetzee, Summertime; fiction. 8.05

#14338  R. Paul, Liberty defined: 50 essential issues … 10.70

#14339 W. Whitman, Leaves of Grass: the complete 1855 and 1891-92 editions.  9.60

Added: 4 September, Borders, Roseville.

#14351 G. Easterbrook, The progress paradox: … people feel worse. 3.20

#14352 T. Hartmann, What would Jefferson do: … democracy. 3.20

#5945r C. Levi-Strauss, Tristes tropique (J. & D. Weightman). 4.80

#14353 D. Meyer, Why we hate us: American discontent … 3.20

Added: 7 September, Dollar Tree in Sun Ray, St. Paul.

#14340 J. Freeman, The tyranny of e-mail: the four-thousand-year journey …  1.10

Added: 17 Sept., Half Price Books, Roseville

#2004r C. Achebe, Things fall apart [novel].  5.90

#14341  F. Kafka, The metamorphosis and other stories (Pasley).  7.00

#4108 M. Shelley, Frankenstien (Jansson).  4.20

Added: 17 September, Barnes & Noble, Roseville

#2231r R. Bradbury, Fahrenheit 451 [50th anniversary ed.].  7.55

#3820r G. Orwell, 1984 (Fromm).  10.70

Added: 20 September, Half Price Books, Maplewood.

#14342 F. Kafka, Letter to his father/Brief and der vater (Kaiser & Wilkins). 3.20

#14343 F. Kafka, The metamorphosis; Norton critical ed. (Corngold).  6.40

Added: 1 October, St. Olaf Olaf Study Travel

#14373 The Seagull reader: Stories (Kelly); 2nd ed. Included.

Added: 15 October, Sixth Chamber.

#7504r2 M. Angelou, The complete collected poems.  .80+

#14344 L. Brownworth, Lost to the West: the forgotten Byzantine empire. 8.10

#14345 Butler’s lives of patron saints (Walsh).  .80

#14346 H. Ibsen, Brand (Hill/Ewbank; 2nd ed.). 4.30

#14347 O. Wilde, Literary criticism … .80

Added: 21 October, Friends UW-Madison Libs.

#14348 L.A. Fiedler, What was literature. 1.00

Added: 21 October, [WI] University Book Store.

#14349 M. W. Labarge, Medieval travellers. 4.75

Added: 22 October, Half Price Books, Madison East Town

#14350 D. J. Sloan, Theological incorrectness. 6.30

Added: ca. 1994, Rolf Erickson

#14351 Engelsk-Norsk: Gylendals ordbøker.  gift

Added: 27 October, St. Olaf College Book Store

#14352 R.S. McElvaine, Grand theft Jesus: the hijacking of religion in America. 5.30

#14353 Schott’s miscellany: an almanac, 2008. 1.65

Added: 4 November, Monkey See/Monkey Read.

#14354 R. E. Rubinstein, When Jesus became God: the struggle to define Christianity … 7.50

Added: 4 November, Best of Times.

#2329r W. Cather, My Ántonia (Murphy/Benda). 10.65

#2637# W. Faulkner, As I lay dying; the corrected edition (Polk & Blotner). 13.90

Added: 5 November, Half Price Books, Highland in St. Paul.

#14355 Falling into theory: conflicting views on reading literature (Richter). 10.75

#14356 R.M. Blank & W. McGarn, Is the market moral? 2.15

#14357 J.Q. Wilson, The moral sense. .55

Added: 5 November, NAHA.

#14358 Norwegian American Studies: v.36, 2011 (Nichols).  Membership

Added: 6 November, Half Price Books, Roseville.

#14359 C. Anderson, Beyond a house divided: the moral concensus …  2.15

#14360 D. Bonhoeffer, Reflictions on the Bible (Weber/Hendrickson). 2.15

#14361 International Colloquium in the Philosophy of Science [Proceedings], Criticism and the growth of knowledge. 2.15

#14362 P. Hanson, Why still dance [poems]. 2.15

#14363 E. Karsh, Islamic imperialism. 2.15

Added: 7 November, QPBC.

#14364 D. Brooks, The social animal. 8.65

#14365 C. FitzRoy, Renaissance Florence on 5 florins a day.  8.70

#14366 T. W. Ryback, Hitler’s private library.  8.65

Added: September, Mary Treacy.

#14367 Historical atlas of early Rose township (includes Falcon Heights, Lauderdale, Roseville & Parts of St. Paul. gift

Added: 10 November, Sixth Chamber.

#14378 J.M. Weatherford, The history of money. 7.00

#14369 What life was like at the dawn of democracy: classical Athens. 3.70

Added: 21 November, Best of Times.

#3840r B. L. Pasternak, Doctor Zhivago (Pevear & Volokhonsky). 18.10

Added: 5 December, Robert E. Hanson.

#14370 R. E. Hanson, The inner passage [on cover: by ko shin, Bob Hanson, poet & photographer & his friends]. gift

Added: 22 December, Cy Chauvin.

#14371 Essays on the intellect (Link). gift

#14372 P. Lively, Family album. gift.

This ends additions for 2011.