Tuesday, April 03, 2007

NetLibrary's April eBook of the Month

The NetLibrary electronic book (eBook) service we subscribe to makes a specific title available each month to all subscribers. So even though we may not have purchased that title, it will be freely available for the month in which it is the "book of the month." The April eBook is Caesar in Gaul and Rome: War in Words by Andrew M. Riggsby. The book is published by University of Texas Press and dated 2006.* The NetLibrary advertisement describes the book as follows:

Anyone who has even a passing acquaintance with Latin knows "Gallia est omnis divisa in partes tres" ("All Gaul is divided into three parts"), the opening line of De Bello Gallico, Julius Caesar's famous commentary on his campaigns against the Gauls. But what did Caesar intend to accomplish by writing and publishing his commentaries, how did he go about it, and what potentially unforeseen consequences did his writing have?

These are the questions that author Andrew Riggsby pursues in the award-winning Caesar in Gaul and Rome. Named by the Association of American Publishers as the 2006 Professional/Scholarly Publishing Division (PSP) award winner for Excellence in Classics and Ancient History, Caesar in Gaul and Rome uses contemporary literary methods to examine the historical impact De Bello Gallico had on the Roman reading public and offers a fresh interpretation of Julius Caesar's Gallic War that focuses on Caesar's construction of national identity and self-presentation.

To access this book:
  1. Go to http://library.hiu.edu
  2. Click Research Databases
  3. Scroll down the screen and click NetLibrary
  4. Login using your Library login
    NOTE: Your Library login is your Hope ID and your Library password (the first 3 letters of your first name and the first 3 letters of your last name)
  5. You should now be in the NetLibrary service
  6. Click the featured book that appears on the right side of the screen
  7. Enjoy reading!

You must be a current student, faculty, or staff at Hope International University to access this book via the NetLibrary service.

Please contact a Librarian at library_ref-help@hiu.edu if you have questions about the NetLibrary service.

*The currently featured NetLibrary eBook is not a recommendation or endorsement by Hope International University. Such posts as this are intended to advise the Hope community of services available to it.

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