The Libraries’ need for more specialized books and references is constantly expanding. Our collections would greatly benefit from the acquisition of the items listed below. If you would like to contribute, or if you would like more information on how you can help, contact the Library Development Office at 949.824.4651.
- Guide to the Presidency, 4th Edition Set. $355.
The leading reference source on the persons who have occupied the White House and on the institution of the U.S. presidency itself. Readers turn to this guide for its vast array of factual information about the institution and the presidents, as well as for its analytical chapters that explain the structure and operations of the office and the president’s relationship to co-equal branches of government, Congress and the Supreme Court.
- The African American National Biography. $795.
This outstanding biography presents history through a mosaic of the lives of thousands of individuals, illuminating the abiding influence of persons of African descent on the life of the United States from the arrival of Esteban in Spanish Florida in 1529 to notable black citizens of the present day.
- Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation: Critical Perspectives on the World Economy. $1250.
This 4-volume collection covers the origins and history of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation, its achievements and the impact it has had on international relations and economic co-operation in general. Although the extent of APEC’s integration remains at a lower level than the European Union, its membership coverage and possible leadership role in the world economy make it an important focus of international economics.