New Titles List for the Week of May 25, 2009

 

These titles were recently acquired by the O'Quinn Law Library.

 

Previous editions of the New Books List may be found in the archive.

 

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List of Subjects

  • Featured Resource List
  • Arbitration
  • Chinese Law
  • Foreign Investments
  • International Tax
  • Law and Economics
  • Law and Psychiatry
  • Oil and Gas
  • Texas History
  • White Collar Crime
  • Government Documents

Featured Resource List

John L. Hill Jr., with Ernie Stromberger. John Hill for the state of Texas : my years as attorney general. 1st ed. Texas A&M University Press, c2008.

KFT1627.5.A8H45 2008

 

During his distinguished career, John L. Hill Jr. served as secretary of state, attorney general, and chief justice of the state supreme court - the only person to hold all three state offices. Hill's office played a significant role in vastly expanding Texas consumer protections, waging war against wholesale rate increases by AT&T/Southwestern Bell; in reviving long-dormant pollution control and environmental laws; in dismantling Duval County's notoriously corrupt political fiefdom; and in resolving the disposition of Howard Hughes's fabled estate to bring tens of millions of dollars into Texas coffers. Before Hill's death in July 2007, Ernie Stromberger, journalist and Hill's longtime friend, worked with him to craft this first-person narrative of some of the most defining and challenging years in the Texas attorney general's office.

 

 

Daniel Yergin. The prize : the epic quest for oil, money, & power. [New ed.]. Free Press, c2008.

HD9560.6.Y47 2008

 

This book recounts the panoramic history of the world's most important resource: oil. It chronicles the struggle for wealth and power that has surrounded oil for decades and that continues to fuel global rivalries, shake the world economy, and transform the destiny of men and nations. This updated edition categorically proves the unwavering significance of oil throughout the twentieth century and into the twenty-first by tracing economic and political clashes over precious "black gold." With his far-reaching insight and in-depth research, Yergin is uniquely positioned to address the present battle over energy, which undoubtedly ranks as one of the most vital issues of our time. The canvas of his narrative history is enormous — from the drilling of the first well in Pennsylvania through two great world wars to the Iraqi invasion of Kuwait, Operation Desert Storm, and now both the Iraq War and climate change.

 

 


New Titles List

Arbitration

 

Daniel P. O'Meara. O'Meara, employment arbitration. LexisNexis, 2007-

 

KF3424.O466

 

 

 

 

 

Chinese Law

 

Daniel C.K. Chow. The legal system of the People's Republic of China in a nutshell. 2nd ed. West, c2009.

 

KNQ70.C498 2009

 

 

 

 

 

Foreign Investments

 

C. V. Chen, Sophia H. H. Yeh, and Josephine Y. K. Peng. Business operations in the Republic of China (Taiwan). Tax Management Inc., c2009-

 

KF6289.A1T35

 

 

 

 

 

International Tax

 

Christopher Ocasal. U.S. income taxation of international insurance activities. Tax Management Inc., c2009-

 

KF6289.A1T35

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Robert T. Cole ... [et al.]. U.S. income tax treaties--U.S. competent authority functions and procedures. Tax Management Inc., c2009-

 

KF6289.A1T35

 

 

 

 

 

Law and Economics

 

Alan Beattie. False economy : a surprising economic history of the world. Riverhead Books, 2009.

 

HC51.B377 2009

 

 

 

 

 

Law and Psychiatry

 

Thomas G. Gutheil. The psychiatrist as expert witness. 2nd ed. American Psychiatric Pub., c2009.

 

KF8965.G8 2009

 

 

 

 

 

Oil and Gas

 

Daniel Yergin. The prize : the epic quest for oil, money, & power. [New ed.]. Free Press, c2008.

 

HD9560.6.Y47 2008

 

 

 

 

 

Texas History

 

John L. Hill Jr., with Ernie Stromberger. John Hill for the state of Texas : my years as attorney general. 1st ed. Texas A&M University Press, c2008.

 

KFT1627.5.A8H45 2008

 

 

 

 

 

White Collar Crime

 

Ellen S. Podgor, Jerold H. Israel. White collar crime in a nutshell. 4th ed. West, c2009.

 

KF9350.Z9P63 2009

 


New Government Documents List

Office of Management and Budget. A new era of responsibility : renewing America's promise. U.S. G.P.O., 2009.

 

HJ2051.U574 2009

 

 

 

Medicare prescription drug benefit : review and oversight : hearing before the Committee on Finance, United States Senate, One Hundred Tenth Congress, first session, May 8, 2007.

 

KF26.F5 2007x

 

 

 

Building on international debt relief initiatives : hearing before the Committee on Foreign Relations, United States Senate, One Hundred Tenth Congress, second session, April 24, 2008.

 

KF26.F6 2008i

 

 

 

Miscellaneous water and power bills : hearing before the Subcommittee on Water and Power of the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources, United States Senate, One Hundred Tenth Congress, second session, on S. 2680, S. 2805, S. 2814, H.R. 29, H.R. 123, H.R. 1803, April 24, 2008.

 

KF26.E559 2008j

 

 

 

Oversight on the Nuclear Regulatory Commission : hearing before the Subcommittee on Clean Air, Climate Change, and Nuclear Safety of the Committee on Environment and Public Works, United States Senate, One Hundred Ninth Congress, second session, March 9, 2006.

 

KF26.E66 2006f

 

 

 

Committee markups of H. Res. 72, H. Con. Res. 76, H. Res. 252, H. Con. Res. 95, H. Res. 316, H.R. 364, H. Res. 487, H.R. 2850, and H.R. 5789 : compilation of markups before the Committee on Science and Technology, House of Representatives, One Hundred Tenth Congress, first and second sessions, 2007-2008.

 

KF27.S39 2008o

 

 

 

Blackwater USA : hearing before the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, House of Representatives, One Hundred Tenth Congress, first session, October 2, 2007.

 

KF27.O94 2007u

 

 

 

What borrowers need to know about credit scoring models and credit scores : hearing before the Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations of the Committee on Financial Services, U.S. House of Representatives, One Hundred Tenth Congress, second session, July 29, 2008.

 

KF27.B54428 2008o

 

 

 

Secret law and the threat to democratic and accountable government : hearing before the Subcommittee on the Constitution of the Committee on the Judiciary, United States Senate, One Hundred Tenth Congress, second session, April 30, 2008.

 

KF26.J8359 2008g

 

 

 

An insecure forecast for continuity of climate and weather data : the NPOESS weather satellite program : hearing before the Subcommittee on Energy and Environment, Committee on Science and Technology, House of Representatives, One Hundred Tenth Congress, second session, June 19, 2008.

 

KF27.S3935 2008k

 

 

 

Status of the Yucca Mountain project : hearing before the Committee on Environment and Public Works, United States Senate, One Hundred Ninth Congress, second session, March 1, 2006.

 

KF26.E6 2006f

 

 

 

The United Nation's Convention on the Law of the Sea (Treaty doc. 103-39) : hearings before the Committee on Foreign Relations, United States Senate, One Hundred Tenth Congress, first session, September 27 and October 4, 2007.

 

KF26.F6 2007u

 

 

 

Nominations of Harvey E. Johnson Jr. and Jeffrey William Runge : hearing before the Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs, United States Senate, One Hundred Tenth Congress, first session : Harvey E. Johnson Jr. to be Deputy Administrator, Federal Emergency Management Agency, and Jeffrey William Runge to be Assistant Secretary for Health Affairs and Chief Medical Officer, U.S. Department of Homeland Security, December 12, 2007.

 

KF26.H63 2007zc

 

 

 

Laptop searches and other violations of privacy faced by Americans returning from overseas travel : hearing before the Subcommittee on the Constitution of the Committee on the Judiciary, United States Senate, One Hundred Tenth Congress, second session, June 25, 2008.

 

KF26.J8359 2008m

 

 

 

Implementing FEMA reform : are we prepared for the 2007 hurricane season? : hearing before the Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs, United States Senate, One Hundred Tenth Congress, first session, May 22, 2007.

 

KF26.H63 2007zd

 

 

 

The Google-Yahoo! agreement and the future of Internet advertising : hearing before the Subcommittee on Antitrust, Competition Policy, and Consumer Rights of the Committee on the Judiciary, United States Senate, One Hundred Tenth Congress, second session, July 15, 2008.

 

KF26.J8352 2008m

 

 

 

Foreign aid and the fight against terrorism and proliferation : leveraging foreign aid to achieve U.S. policy goals : hearing before the Subcommittee on Terrorism, Nonproliferation, and Trade of the Committee on Foreign Affairs, House of Representatives, One Hundred Tenth Congress, second session, July 31, 2008.

 

KF27.F6465 2008n

 

 

 

United States Government Printing Office. Style manual, 2008  : an official guide to the form and style of Federal Government printing. 30th ed. U.S. G.P.O., 2008.

 

Z253.U58 2008

 

 

 

EPA black carbon and global warming : hearing before the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, House of Representatives, One Hundred Tenth Congress, first session, October 18, 2007.

 

KF27.O94 2007r

 

 

 

Congressional Oversight Panel for Economic Stabilization. Questions about the $700 billion emergency economic stabilization funds : the first report of the Congressional Oversight Panel for Economic Stabilization. U.S. G.P.O., 2008.

 

HG2491.U52 2008

 

 

 

Hybrid technologies for medium to heavy-duty commercial trucks : hearing before the Subcommittee on Energy and Environment, Committee on Science and Technology, House of Representatives, One Hundred Tenth Congress, second session, June 10, 2008.

 

KF27.S3935 2008m

 

 

 

Strengthening the unique role of the nation's inspectors general : hearing before the Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs, United States Senate, One Hundred Tenth Congress, first session, July 11, 2007.

 

KF26.H63 2007za

 

 

 

A national water initiative : coordinating and improving federal research on water : hearing before the Subcommittee on Energy and Environment, Committee on Science and Technology, House of Representatives, One Hundred Tenth Congress, second session, July 23, 2008.

 

KF27.S3935 2008n

 

 

 

Exporting toxic trash : are we dumping our electronic waste on poorer countries? : hearing before the Subcommittee on Asia, the Pacific, and the Global Environment of the Committee on Foreign Affairs, House of Representatives, One Hundred Tenth Congress, second session, September 17, 2008.

 

KF27.F638 2008r

 

 

 

The role of social and behavioral sciences in public health : hearing before the Subcommittee on Research and Science Education, Committee on Science and Technology, House of Representatives, One Hundred Tenth Congress, second session, September 18, 2008.

 

KF27.S3984 2008r

 

 

 

Germs, viruses, and secrets : the silent proliferation of bio-laboratories in the United States : hearing before the Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations of the Committee on Energy and Commerce, House of Representatives, One Hundred Tenth Congress, first session, October 4, 2007.

 

KF27.E5546 2007t