Recent Publications from CLAS
May: The Epic Story of The Allies' Defeat of the German U-Boats in
Michael Gannon (History)
(review taken from book jacket)
Given the strategic
importance of events of May 1943, it is natural to ask, How did Black May
happen and why? Who or what was responsible? Were new Allied
tactics adopted or new weapons employed?
This book answers
those questions and many others. Drawing on original documents in
German, British, US, and Canadian archives, as well as interviews with
surviving participants, Gannon describes the exciting sea and air battles,
frequently taking the reader inside the U-boats themselves, aboard British
warships, onto the decks of torpedoed merchant ships, and into the cockpits
of British and U.S. aircraft.
With a loud explosion, but no
flash, one of Hasenchar's wakeless torpedoes struck Harbury on the starboard
side in No. 5 hold, blowing off its hatches and flooding it. The
time was 0046 on 5 May. A fracture in the tunnel door allowed water
into the engine room, which began to fill with sea water. The Master,
Captain W.E. Cook, made his way to the bridge wings, where he saw that
the ship was settling by the stern. Third Officer W. Skinner fired
the required white rockets. Only twenty-one or twenty-two years old,
Skinner had previously gone down once with a mined ship, a second time
with a ship sunk by Japanese aircraft off Ceylon, and, after the latter
sinking, he had been sunk yet a third time by a Japanese cruiser that shelled
the ship that rescued him. Said Cook later about Skinner's fourth
experience, he was "most reliable and cool."
Deviance and the Computer
Edited by Richard Hollinger
(excerpt taken from Introduction)
The written record about the crime
and deviance committed by means of computers can be divided into at least
four distinct focal periods. The first interval can be called the
discovery period. During this era (roughly from 1946 to 1976), scholarly
writing about this subject focused on describing the nature of the phenomenon.
The second period can be characterized as the criminalization period.
The principal focus of the written material produced during this time (1977-88)
was concentrated on 'correcting' through legislation the numerous deficiencies
in the criminal law related to computer-related abuse. I wish to
call the third period the demonization of the hacker. Beginning in
the late 1980s, this period (roughly 1988 to 1983) was characterized by
several less-than-successful law enforcement efforts to identify and sanction
the computer deviant, especially those often pejoratively referred to as
'hackers' and 'crackers'. The fourth period, which we are presently
in, can be labeled the censorship period. With the advent of the
so-called 'information superhighway', the current focus of criminal justice
concern has been directed towards limiting the access of computer users
to both classified information and various 'dangerous' collections of material
such as the sexually deviant and pornographic pictures currently available
on the internet.
to the University of Florida and Gainesville
Kevin McCarthy (English)
and Murray Laurie (retired Graduate School Editor) with photographs
by Karelisa Hartigan (Classics)
(review taken from book cover)
beautiful, bewildering campus of the University of Florida is unpacked
in this informative and useful guidebook, but there's more to Gainesville
than just UF. The city boasts charming historic neighborhoods and
a vibrant downtown entertainment district, and unspoiled natural environments
such as the Devil's Millhopper and Paynes Prairie are just minutes away.
significant building on campus and in town is described here, with information
on its history, architecture, location, and present use. Over a hundred
black-and-white photographs and fifteen maps complete this thorough tour.
Whether you're an alum, new student, or long-time Gainesville resident,
thumbing through this book is sure to provide you with a fresh perspective
on the unique places and character of the University of Florida and Gainesville.
The town, which was officially
established January 24, 1854, was named Gainesville after General Edmund
Pendleton Gaines (1777-1849). General Gaines was a well-known, much
admired military man who had served in the War of 1812. He had captured
the traitor Aaron Burr and later fought in the Second Seminole War (1835-42).
town of Gainesville, which consisted of some 103 acres, was bounded by
present-day Fifth Avenue on the north, Sweetwater Branch on the east, Second
Place on the south, and Second Street on the west.
The Evolutionary Synthesis
and Evolutionary Biology
Vassiliki Betty Smocovitis
(review taken from book jacket)
Unifying Biology offers a historical
reconstruction of one of the most important yet elusive episodes in the
history of modern science: the evolutionary synthesis of the 1930s
and 1940s. For more than seventy years after Darwin proposed his
theory of evolution, it was hotly debated by biological scientists.
It was not until the 1930s that opposing theories were finally refuted
and a unified Darwinian evolutionary theory came to be widely accepted
by biologists. Using methods gleaned from a variety of disciplines,
Vassiliki Betty Smocovitis argues that the evolutionary synthesis was part
of the larger process of unifying the biological sciences.