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Top Rosen Reads

Posted on: Jul 18, 2011 @ 5:10:34 pm

Check out some of our newest arrivals!

FOR FUN...

  • Before I Go to Sleep by S.J. Watson
    "An intriguingly fresh look at the amnesia-focused psychological thriller.... A captivating and highly suspenseful read, populated with believable characters who lead the reader through a taut, well-constructed plot." —Library Journal
  • Before Versailles by Karleen Koen
    "Following solidly in the footsteps of Dumas, Koen reveals independent-spirited Louise to be a modern heroine in period costume, and, with her focus on the time just before Louis becomes the unrivaled Sun King, she finds the era ripe for intrigue and romance, not to mention possible sequels." —Publishers Weekly
  • Butterfly Cabinet by Bernie McGill coming soon!
    "...an exquisite series of painful revelations… McGill easily recreates the lives of the Castle's owners and servants and the intricate connections between them. As both Harriet and Maddie's stories emerge, the tale becomes a powder keg of domestic suspense that threatens to explode as long-kept secrets surrounding Charlotte's death are teased out." —Publishers Weekly
  • Dance with Dragons by George R.R. Martin
    "...meets the high standards set by its four siblings. And like all proper serials it gives the reader no emotional respite, ending with several razor-sharp question marks as the heavy wheels of fate groan into motion, and the murders and assassinations mount.” —New York Times Book Review
  • In the Garden of Beasts: Love, Terror, and an American Family in Hitler's Berlin by Erik Larson
    "Larson has meticulously researched the Dodds' intimate witness to Hitler's ascendancy and created an edifying narrative of this historical byway that has all the pleasures of a political thriller." —New York Times Book Review
  • Moonwalking with Einstein: The Art and Science of Remembering Everything by Joshua Foer
    "His passionate and deeply engrossing book... is a resounding tribute to the muscularity of the mind... In the end, [it] reminds us that though brain science is a wild frontier and the mechanics of memory little understood, our minds are capable of epic achievements." —New York Times Book Review

FOR SCHOOL...

  • Coffee Talk: The Stimulating Story of the World's Most Popular Brew by Morton Satin
    "Satin explores the geopolitics of coffee from slave labor on plantations to fair trade issues, as well as the commerce of coffee, including the history of coffeehouses and the rise of Starbucks." —Booklist
  • Golf Tourism by Simon Hudson & Louise Hudson
    "A thorough, insightful and truly international investigation into this multi-billion dollar business... essential reading to learn more about one of the fastest growing areas of the tourism industry." —Publisher's description
  • Heritage That Hurts: Tourists in the Memoryscapes of September 11 by Joy Sather-Wagstaff
    "...explores the constructive role played by tourists in understanding social, political, and emotional impacts of a violent event that has ramifications far beyond the local population." —Publisher's description
  • Human Resources and Tourism: Skills, Culture, and Industry by Darren Lee-Ross & Josephine Pryce
    "...a very valuable addition to the range of texts which address the vital area of HRM for the international tourism industry and will be welcomed by students, teachers and practitioners." —Review by Tom Baum, University of Strathclyde
  • Onward: How Starbucks Fought For its Life without Losing its Soul by Howard Schultz
    "In this personal, suspenseful, and surprisingly open account, Schultz traces his own journey to help Starbucks reclaim its original customer-centric values and mission while aggressively innovating and embracing the changing landscape of technology... a must-read for anyone interested in leadership, management, or the quest to connect a brand with the consumer." —Publishers Weekly
  • Sustainable Marketing of Cultural and Heritage Tourism by Deepak Chhabra
    "This book draws together and links ideas of tourism from sustainable marketing perspectives and embeds it within a heritage management setting." —Publisher's description

Looking for something else? To find more books, search the UCF Library Catalog.

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