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Top Rosen Reads

Posted on: May 25, 2010 @ 3:35:13 pm

Whether you're in the mood for a lighter read or want to dive into school-related topics, we've got new books for you. Check them out!


  • Murderous Procession by Ariana Franklin
    “An exhilarating whodunit and my favourite book of the year. I'd like to crown Ariana Franklin Queen of the Historical Mystery." —Tess Gerritsen
  • Oprah: a Biography by Kitty Kelley
    “Turning her reportorial sights on Oprah, Kelley has now given us an unvarnished look at the stories Oprah’s told and the life she’s led.” —Publisher’s Description
  • Lucid Intervals: a Stone Barrington Novel by Stuart Woods
    “Fans of Woods’ long-running series will not be disappointed by this romp, which is peppered with plenty of humor courtesy of the hapless Herbie.” —Booklist
  • Private Life by Jane Smiley
    “Smiley understands that personal redemption is usually transacted within the deepest private self, [and] as the years pass, Private Life reflects the pressures of the larger world on the most intimate aspects of personal existence.” —The New York Times Book Review
  • Blockade Billy by Stephen King COMING SOON...
    “A quirky baseball player with a past shrouded in secrecy is the tragic hero of this macabre tale from the dark side of the all-American sport.” —Publishers Weekly
  • Red Queen by Philippa Gregory COMING SOON...
    “The War of the Roses as seen through the eyes of Henry VII's mother...Gregory puts her many imitators to shame by dint of unequalled energy, focus, and unwavering execution.” —Publishers Weekly
  • Scarlet Contessa by Jeanne Kalogridis COMING SOON...
    “What Philippa Gregory has done for Tudor England, Jeanne Kalogridis does for Renaissance Italy. Her latest irresistible historical novel is about a countess whose passion and willfulness knew no bounds.” —Publisher’s Description


  • Bite Me: Food in Popular Culture by Fabio Parasecoli
    "Parasecoli takes a fresh and wonderfully analytical look at the deeper societal meanings of such matters as vampires, South Park, and the Atkins diet - subjects not often perceived as grist for scholarly mills. Never has semiotics been so much fun." —Marion Nestle, New York University
  • Destination Branding: Creating the Unique Destination Proposition by Nigel Morgan et al. (eds.)
    "The first edition of this book really put destination branding on the map. Now, this second edition brings together some of the world's leading destination branding experts in a collection which represents the cutting edge of this exciting area of destination marketing." —Francesco Frangialli, Secretary-General of the World Tourism Organisation
  • Great American Hoteliers: Pioneers of the Hotel Industry by Stanley Turkel
    "Reflecting on how technological advances such as the proliferation of rail and air travel affected the growth of the hotel industry, Great American Hoteliers is a fascinating profile of the changes within an industry amid the life stories of the leaders who made that industry happen." —Midwest Book Review
  • Is This Bottle Corked?: The Secret Life of Wine by Kathleen Burk & Michael Bywater
    "As appealing to wine-lovers as it is to the simply curious–and to those who like to start their sentences, ‘Ah yes, but did you know . . . ?’–Is This Bottle Corked? answers the really important questions about wine." —Harpers Wine and Spirit Weekly
  • Issues in Cultural Tourism Studies by Melanie K. Smith
    "The broad concept of cultural tourism continues to permeate the work of both tourism researchers and policy makers. With its thoughtful theoretical perspectives and its global cases this book provides a valuable and accessible entry point to the complexities and multi-layered nature of culture / tourism nexus." —Dr. Mike Robinson, Leeds Metropolitan University
  • Leadership and Change Management by Annabel Beerel
    "...provides the reader with a practical, real-world understanding of several dimensions of leadership that are usually neglected in management textbooks, such as the nature of new realities and how managers can improve their insight into them, and how leaders can identify and overcome resistance to change." —Publisher's Description
  • Plugged In: The Generation Y Guide to Thriving at Work by Tamara Erickson
    "It is intelligent and thought-provoking...It is presented as a guide for Gen Y-ers themselves, who may be worrying about what the world of work has in store for them. After some analysis of the Gen Y phenomenon, it offers guidance such as what they have to offer, how to get along with Generation X and practical illustrations of workplace dilemmas." —Financial Times
  • Safety and Security in Tourism: Recovery Marketing after Crises by Noel Scott et al. (eds.)
    "A first-rate job in reminding us that each crisis or disaster is truly unique and that traditional (almost certainly linear and sequential) modes of action and planning are sadly just not up to the task of mapping and managing recovery marketing strategies." —Gary Paul Akehurst PhD, Editor of the Service Industries Journal

Looking for something else? These are just a few of the items we have recently acquired. To find other books in the Rosen Library's collection, search the UCF Library Catalog. For assistance, please Ask a Rosen Librarian!



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