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"MOST BLESSED OF THE PATRIARCHS" : THOMAS JEFFERSON AND THE EMPIRE OF THE IMAGINATION
"A Pulitzer Prize-winning historian and a forefront Jefferson scholar clarify philosophical questions about the Founding Father to trace his youth and development through the inconsistencies attributed to his character and his old age, sharing insights into his intellectual influences and formative experiences." -- Provided by publisher.
30 30 : LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTURE
by Kombol, Meaghan, author.
712 KOM
30 internationally renowned landscape architects showcase their own work as well as that of 30 of the best of a new generation of forward looking and innovative designers. This up-to-date overview of contemporary landscape architecture offers students, practitioners and enthusiasts an inspiring and insightful look at global landscape architecture today. Features some of the best-known and most established landscape architects in the world as well as the best and brightest of the next generation of designers. A truly global list of landscape architects from 20 countries working in Chile, Mexico, USA, Canada, UK, China, South Korea, Japan, Australia, Sweden, Spain, France, Germany, and the Netherlands.
ACE YOUR TEACHER INTERVIEW : 149 FANTASTIC ANSWERS TO TOUGH INTERVIEW QUESTIONS
Ace Your Teacher Interview provides you with inside information on how to prepare for interviews, various interview formats, and how to handle tricky questions. Additionally, you will discover a creative range of inside information on what impresses interviewers and makes you stand out as a candidate. In a witty and informative manner, Fredericks generously shares the time-tested strategies that will get you hired.
THE AGE FIX : A LEADING PLASTIC SURGEON REVEALS HOW TO REALLY LOOK 10 YEARS YOUNGER
"The incredibly effective, anti-aging bible from world-renowned plastic surgeon Anthony Youn, MD. You don't have to spend a lot of money or undergo painful or risky procedures to turn back the clock and fight aging. This is good news for readers who want to look younger and enjoy firmer, wrinkle-free skin. World-renowned plastic surgeon and media darling Anthony Youn has spent the past 16 years researching the secrets of plastic surgeons, dermatologists, makeup artists, and dietitians, and he's compiled all of the solutions to every cosmetic aging problem in this book. THE AGE FIX provides everything readers need to know to maintain youthful beauty, including a diet program that explains which foods help you look younger and which foods are aging. Filled with an abundance of actionable takeaways and insider advice, it will help readers reclaim their youthful glow--without spending a fortune or going under the knife!"-- Provided by publisher.
AIM TRUE : LOVE YOUR BODY, EAT WITHOUT FEAR, NOURISH YOUR SPIRIT, DISCOVER TRUE BALANCE!
"Yoga teacher and inspirational speaker Kathryn Budig extends her empowering message beyond the mat, in this ultimate girl's guide to yoga, diet, and mindfulness"-- Provided by publisher.
ALIBABA : THE HOUSE THAT JACK MA BUILT
by Clark, Duncan, author.
384.142 CLA
Traces the founding of Alibaba, the world's second largest Internet company, by an English teacher from humble origins, drawing on exclusive interviews to explore how the company and Jack Ma have become icons and leading employers in China's booming private sector.
ALL TOMORROW
by Spillman, Rob, author.
B SPILLMAN
AMERICAN AMNESIA : HOW THE WAR ON GOVERNMENT LED US TO FORGET WHAT MADE AMERICA PROSPER
"America's prosperity has long rested on robust capitalist enterprise supported, supplemented, and regulated by government. This "mixed economy" channeled the powerful but volatile engine of capitalism into broad-based growth and healthy social development. In this bargain, government and business were as much partners as rivals. Public investments in education, science, transportation, and technology laid the foundation for prosperity. Public rules kept private markets from going awry and market players from distorting or capturing government. The mixed economy was the most important innovation of the twentieth century. It enabled steep increases in income, wealth, education, health, longevity, opportunity, and security. And yet, increasingly, it is anathema to America's most influential economic and political elites. And as the advocates of antigovernment market fundamentalism gain power, they are hell-bent on scrapping the instrument of nearly a century of unprecedented economic and social progress. In American Amnesia, Hacker and Pierson explain how this war on government has led us to forget the fundamental lessons of our history--and why it must be stopped."--Dust jacket.
AMERICAN GIRLS : SOCIAL MEDIA AND THE SECRET LIVES OF TEENAGERS
by Sales, Nancy Jo, author.
305.235 SAL
Explores the changes in the way teenage girls are growing up in America, discussing the new norms, from extreme behaviors to lack of basic communication skills.
ARE WE SMART ENOUGH TO KNOW HOW SMART ANIMALS ARE?
by Waal, F. B. M. de (Frans B. M.), 1948- author.
591.513 DEW
People often assume a cognitive ladder, from lower to higher forms, with our own intelligence at the top. But what if it is more like a bush, with cognition taking different forms that are often incomparable to ours? Would you presume yourself dumber than a squirrel because you're less adept at recalling the locations of hundreds of buried acorns? Or would you judge your perception of your surroundings as more sophisticated than that of a echolocating bat? De Waal reviews the rise and fall of the mechanistic view of animals and opens our minds to the idea that animal minds are far more intricate and complex than we have assumed.
THE ARGONAUTS
by Nelson, Maggie, 1973- author.
B NELSON
"Writing in the spirit of public intellectuals like Susan Sontag and Roland Barthes, Nelson binds her personal experience to a rigorous exploration of what iconic theorists have said about sexuality, gender, and the vexed institutions of marriage and childrearing." --Dust jacket.
THE ART AND CRAFT OF TEA : AN ENTHUSIAST
"Let Joseph Wesley Uhl be your guide to the entire world of tea from peeks into tea production around the world to brewing your own blends at home."Water is the mother of tea, a teapot its father, and fire the teacher." -- Chinese Proverb. As one of the most consumed beverages in the world, a cup of tea is a common shared experience across cultures and traditions. Companies and consumers alike are reawakening to the benefits of high-quality, unprocessed, natural beverages, and tea is a perfect obsession for anyone interested in artisan food and healthy eating. In The Art and Craft of Tea, entrepreneur and enthusiast Joseph Wesley Uhl brings to the story of tea its due reverence, making its history, traditions, and possibilities accessible to all. If you want to go beyond reading and enter your kitchen, Joseph offers "recipes" for creating your own tea blends using natural ingredients.Inside you'll find:- A detailed overview of tea's history and origins- Thoughtful descriptions of global brewing methods- Innovative ideas for iced tea, tea cocktails, and DIY blends"-- Provided by publisher.
THE ART OF GARDENING : DESIGN INSPIRATION AND INNOVATIVE PLANTING TECHNIQUES FROM CHANTICLEER
Share in the special magic that pervades the artful Chanticleer Gardens of Pennsylvania.
AT THE EXISTENTIALIST CAFé : FREEDOM, BEING, AND APRICOT COCKTAILS WITH JEAN-PAUL SARTRE, SIMONE DE BEAUVOIR, ALBERT CAMUS, MARTIN HEIDEGGER, KARL JASPERS, EDMUND HUSSERL, MAURICE MERLEAU-PONTY AND OTHERS
Paris, 1933: three contemporaries meet over apricot cocktails at the Bec-de-Gaz bar on the rue Montparnasse. They are the young Jean-Paul Sartre, Simone de Beauvoir, and longtime friend Raymond Aron, a fellow philosopher who raves to them about a new conceptual framework from Berlin called Phenomenology. You see, he says, if you are a phenomenologist you can talk about this cocktail and make philosophy out of it! It was this simple phrase that would ignite a movement, inspiring Sartre to integrate Phenomenology into his own French, humanistic sensibility, thereby creating an entirely new philosophical approach inspired by themes of radical freedom, authentic being, and political activism. This movement would sweep through the jazz clubs and cafés of the Left Bank before making its way across the world as Existentialism.
AUDREY AND GIVENCHY : A FASHION LOVE AFFAIR
by De La Hoz, Cindy, author.
791.43 DEL
AUTISM ADULTHOOD : STRATEGIES AND INSIGHTS FOR A FULFILLING LIFE
Autism Adulthood features thirty interviews with autistic adults, their parents, caregivers, researchers, and professionals. Each vignette reveals firsthand a family's challenge, their circumstances, their thought processes, and their unique solutions, and plans of action. Sharing the wisdom that emerges from parents and self-advocates' experiences, Senator adds her own observations and conclusions based on her long-term experience with autism. Told in Senator's trademark warm, honest, and approachable style, Autism Adulthood paints a vivid and thought-provoking picture of many people grappling with grown-up, real-life autism. Senator's is the only book of its kind, as real families share their stories and their creative solutions.
BABY BIRDS : AN ARTIST LOOKS INTO THE NEST
by Zickefoose, Julie, author.
598.1392 ZIC
Collects over four hundred watercolor paintings depicting the rapid development of seventeen bird species that live at the author's wildlife sanctuary.
THE BAD-ASS LIBRARIANS OF TIMBUKTU : AND THEIR RACE TO SAVE THE WORLD
To save precious centuries-old Islamic texts from Al Qaeda, a band of librarians in Timbuktu pulls off a brazen heist worthy of "Ocean's Eleven."
THE BASQUE BOOK : A LOVE LETTER IN RECIPES FROM THE KITCHEN OF TXIKITO
Few cuisines have captured more diners' imaginations, or inspired more chefs and restaurants around the world than that of Spain. And within the Spanish culinary pantheon, Basque cooking from the north is considered one of the country's most fascinating and essential traditions. In Basque, star chefs Alex Raij and Eder Montero take readers on a tour of the Basque countryside, in the process revealing the iconic ingredients, cooking techniques, and traditional dishes that define Basque cooking. They also share dishes from their award-winning New York restaurants, all inspired by the Basque kitchen but featuring elegant preparations and delightfully unexpected flavor combinations. The result is a complete primer on Basque cooking, with a wide array of recipes, ranging from a simple pil pil or refrito to showstopping pintxos and mains.
BECOMING GRANDMA : THE JOYS AND SCIENCE OF THE NEW GRANDPARENTING
From one of the country's most recognizable journalists: How becoming a grandmother transforms a woman's life. After four decades as a reporter, Lesley Stahl says the most vivid and transforming experience of her life was not covering the White House, interviewing heads of state, or any other of her stories at 60 Minutes. It was becoming a grandmother. She was hit with a jolt of joy so intense and unexpected, she wanted to "investigate" it--as though it was a news flash! And so, using her 60 Minutes skills, she explores how grandmothering changes a woman's life, interviewing her friends like Whoopi Goldberg, her colleagues like Diane Sawyer, and the proverbial woman next door. On top of these personal accounts, she interviews scientists and doctors about physiological changes in women when they have grandchildren, anthropologists about why there are grandmothers in evolutionary terms, and psychiatrists about the therapeutic effects of grandchildren on both grandmothers and grandfathers. All through the book Stahl shares her stories about her own life now with two granddaughters, Jordan and Chloe, how her relationship with her daughter Taylor has changed, and how being a grandfather has affected her husband, Aaron. In an era when Baby Boomers are becoming grandparents in droves, when young parents need all the help they can get raising their children--and with a grandmother in the running to be our next US President--Stahl's book is a timely and affecting read that redefines a cherished relationship.
THE BIG FAT TRUTH : BEHIND-THE-SCENES SECRETS TO LOSING WEIGHT AND GAINING THE INNER STRENGTH TO TRANSFORM YOUR LIFE
"A no-holds-barred, tough-love guide to dealing with your emotional issues and changing your mindset in order to finally lose weight, from the creator of The Biggest Loser and Extreme Weight Loss"-- Provided by publisher.
THE BIG QUESTION : WHY WE CAN
by McGrath, Alister E., 1953- author.
201.65 MCG
Examines the relationship between science and faith and how the methods and assumptions of the sciences can be adapted to relgious belief, arguing for a compatability between the two in opposition to more dogmatic new atheistic thought.
BOTANICAL ILLUSTRATION FOR BEGINNERS : A STEP-BY-STEP GUIDE
Draw a garden on the page! Whether you're a beginner who wants advice on composition and plotting out your initial drawings a more experienced artist eager to develop your skills with color or an old hand looking for challenging, complex textures and shapes, this unique approach to botanical illustration has something for you. Filled with practical and inspirational worksheets, color swatches, sketches, and stunning finished paintings, it demonstrates everything you need to know about capturing beautiful botanical specimens on paper.
BRILLIANT BEACONS : A HISTORY OF THE AMERICAN LIGHTHOUSE
by Dolin, Eric Jay, author.
387.155 DOL
A history of America as reflected by the nation's lighthouses combines maritime lore with original details to trace coastal political, military, and technological expansions, citing the roles of key contributors.
BURN MATH CLASS : AND REINVENT MATHEMATICS FOR YOURSELF
Focusing on how mathematics is created rather than on mathematical facts, Wilkes teaches the subject in a way that requires no memorization and no prior knowledge beyond addition and mulitiplication. From these simple foundations "Burn math class" shows how mathematics can be (re)invented from scratch without preexisting textbooks and courses. Like the smartest, craziest teacher you've ever had, Wilkes guidesyou on an adventure in mathematical creation that will radically change the way you think about math.
CALLINGS : THE PURPOSE AND PASSION OF WORK
by Isay, David, author.
920.073 ISA
The founder of StoryCorps relates the true stories of people who are doing what they love and making a difference, including a man from a Texas barrio who became a public defender, and a waitress who makes everyone feel at home at her diner.
THE CAPED CRUSADE : BATMAN AND THE RISE OF NERD CULTURE
by Weldon, Glen, author.
741.5973 WEL
In The Caped Crusade, with humor and insight, Glen Weldon, book critic for NPR and author of Superman: The Unauthorized Biography, lays out Batman's seventy-eight-year cultural history and shows how he has helped make us who we are today and why his legacy remains so strong.
CAPTURE : UNRAVELING THE MYSTERY OF MENTAL SUFFERING
by Kessler, David A., 1951- author.
616.89 KES
The former FDA commissioner explores the history, biology, treatment, and shared experiences of psychological pain to illuminate how people become agents of their own suffering and what can be done to change it.
CELEBRATE
by Conrad, Lauren, author.
642 CON
Presents a guide to entertaining that offers inspirational lifestyle tips and suggestions for everything from invitations and food to decorations and gifts.
CHASING THE LAST LAUGH : MARK TWAIN
"From Richard Zacks, bestselling author of The Pirate Hunter and Island of Vice, a rich and lively account of Mark Twain's late-life adventures abroad In 1895, at age sixty, Mark Twain was dead broke and miserable--his recent novels had been criticaland commercial failures, and he was bankrupted by his inexplicable decision to run a publishing company. His wife made him promise to pay every debt back in full, so Twain embarked on an around-the-world comedy lecture tour that would take him from the dusty small towns of the American West to the faraway lands of India, South Africa, Australia, and beyond. Richard Zacks' rich and entertaining narrative provides a portrait of Twain as complicated, vibrant individual, and showcases the biting wit and skeptical observation that made him one of the greatest of all American writers. Twain remained abroad for five years, a time of struggle and wild experiences -- and ultimately redemption, as he rediscovered his voice as a writer and humorist, and returned, wiser and celebrated. As he said in his famous reply to an article about his demise, "the report of my death is an exaggeration." Weaving together a trove of sources, including newspaper accounts, correspondence, and unpublished material from Berkeley's ongoing Twain Project, Zacks chronicles a chapter of Twain's life as complex as the author himself, full of foolishness and bad choices, but also humor, self-discovery, and triumph"-- Provided by publisher.
CLASSIC WHITTLING : BASIC TECHNIQUES AND OLD-TIME PROJECTS
In a fast-paced and noisy world that makes your head spin, the classic craft of whittling is the perfect antidote. It makes you slow down, take a breath, and live in the moment. Your hands are crafting instead of typing or texting. Best of all, whittling is simple to learn, lasts a lifetime, and requires only a simple knife. Its no wonder its become more popular over recent years. No longer something only old men do, whittling has reached parents spending time with kids, techies taking a break from computer screens, and anyone who enjoys being outdoors.
CLEMENTINE : THE LIFE OF MRS  WINSTON CHURCHILL
by Purnell, Sonia, author.
B CHURCHILL
A portrait of Winston Churchill's extraordinary wife and her lesser-known role in World War II discusses her relationship with political mentor Eleanor Roosevelt, her role in safeguarding Churchill's health throughout key historical events and her controversial family priorities.
THE COMPLETE GUIDE TO SELF-PUBLISHING COMICS : HOW TO CREATE AND SELL COMIC BOOKS, MANGA, AND WEBCOMICS
Provides a step-by-step breakdown of the comics-making process, with analysis on writing, drawing, coloring, lettering, publishing, and marketing.
COMPLETE GUIDE TO STARGAZING
by Scagell, Robin, author.
523 SCA
All the information you need to explore the northern and southern night skies. --Publisher.
THE COMPLETE PHOTO GUIDE TO CARDMAKING
by Watanabe, Judi, 1963- author.
745.5941 WAT
Handmade cards are gifts, creative expressions, keepsakes, and relationship builders. Beneath the cardstock and embellishments is deep emotion from the card maker--encouragement, celebration, commemoration, and love. Unlike many store-bought cards that are thrown away, handmade cards are cherished and displayed. They spark connections, express feelings, evoke laughter, and warm the hearts of friends, relatives, and coworkers. There's joy in the process of creating, as well as in giving and receiving handmade cards. The Complete Photo Guide to Cardmaking is the ultimate resource on card making. All paper-crafting techniques that can be employed for card making are thoroughly covered, including a comprehensive description of paper types available, folding options and techniques, coloring and image transfer methods, and adding embellishments. Inside, you'll also find methods for using a computer to design and print cards. More than 80 projects give you lots of ideas and inspiration to create cards of your own, using the techniques you've learned. Unique envelope templates and a helpful source list are included. Expert paper crafter Judi Watanabe provides you with a one-stop reference for making cards for any occasion. This book includes step-by-step photographed instructions for a wide range of techniques, as well as projects to accompany each area of card making. Full of gorgeous cards, The Complete Photo Guide to Cardmaking explores a wide range of techniques and end products, making it a valuable reference for any crafter. So when the mood strikes, use the artistry you've learned to create personalized greetings for everyone you know!
CONSPIRACIES OF THE RULING CLASS : HOW TO BREAK THEIR GRIP FOREVER
A Ruling Class has emerged in America against the hopes and designs of our Founding Fathers. Over the last hundred years, they have rejected the Constitution and expanded their own power, slowly at first and now rapidly. These people believe their actions are justified because they think they are smarter than the rest of us--so smart they can run our lives better than we can. Society has become increasingly unequal, even as we're promised "equality." Our government finances are out of control, our basic infrastructure is broken, and education is unaffordable and mediocre. We can stop this--but to do so we must unite.
CRAVINGS : RECIPES FOR ALL THE FOOD YOU WANT TO EAT
by Teigen, Chrissy, author.
641.5 TEI
For years Chrissy Teigen has been collecting, cooking, and Instagramming her favorite recipes, and here they are: from breakfast all day to John’s famous fried chicken with spicy honey butter to her mom’s Thai classics. Salty, spicy, saucy, and fun as sin, these dishes are for family, for date night at home, for party time, and for a few life-sucks moments (salads). You’ll learn the importance of chili peppers, the secret to cheesy-cheeseless eggs, and life tips like how to use bacon as a home fragrance, the single best way to wake up in the morning, and how not to overthink men or Brussels sprouts.
CRIMINAL LAW : A DESK REFERENCE
Unravels the mysteries of criminal law with a plain-English style that incorporates real-life examples, famous films and entertaining hypotheticals. Arranged from A to Z, this desk reference explains criminal law, from abuse excuse to writ of habeas corpus.
CRUSH : WRITERS REFLECT ON LOVE, LONGING AND THE POWER OF THEIR FIRST CELEBRITY CRUSH
A star-studded collection of essays from acclaimed and bestselling authors and celebrities that illuminates the lasting power of desire and longing, and celebrates our initiation into the euphoria, pain, and mystery that is our first celebrity crush.
DELTA LADY : A MEMOIR
by Coolidge, Rita, author.
B COOLIDGE
DETROIT RESURRECTED : TO BANKRUPTCY AND BACK
by Bomey, Nathan, author.
336.7743 BOM
THE DEVIL
This exploration of the private wartime diary of Alfred Rosenberg--Hitler's 'chief philosopher' and architect of Nazi ideology--interweaves the story of its recent discovery with the revelation of its never-before-published contents, which are contextualized by the authors: The result is a unprecedented, page-turning narrative of the Nazi rise to power, the Holocaust, and Hitler's post-invasion plans for Russia. A groundbreaking historical contribution, The Devil's Diary is a chilling window into the mind of Adolf Hitler's 'chief social philosopher,' Alfred Rosenberg, who formulated some of the guiding principles behind the Third Reich's genocidal crusade. It also chronicles the thrilling detective hunt for the diary, which disappeared after the Nuremburg Trials and remained lost for almost three quarters of a century, until Robert Wittman, a former FBI special agent who founded the Bureau's Art Crimes Team, played an important role and tells his story now for the first time. The authors expertly and deftly contextualize more than 400 pages of entries stretching from 1936 through 1944, in which the loyal Hitler advisor recounts internal meetings with the Führer and his close associates Hermann Göring and Heinrich Himmler describes the post-invasion occupation of the Soviet Union considers the 'solution' to the 'Jewish question' and discusses his overseeing of the mass seizure and cataloguing of books and artwork from homes, libraries, and museums across occupied Europe. An eyewitness to events, this narrative of Rosenberg's diary offers provocative and intimate insights into pivotal moments in the war and the notorious Nazi who laid the philosophical foundations of the Third Reich
DISRUPT AGING : A BOLD NEW PATH TO LIVING YOUR BEST LIFE AT EVERY AGE
"We’ve all seen the ads on TV and in magazines—“50 is the new 30!” or “60 is the new 40!” A nice sentiment to be sure, but CEO of AARP Jo Ann Jenkins disagrees. 50 is 50, and she, for one, likes the look of it." -- Book flap.
DIY TEMPORARY TATTOOS : DRAW IT, PRINT IT, INK IT
by Baldwin, Pepper, author.
391.65 BAL
DOWN FOR THE COUNT : DIRTY ELECTIONS AND THE ROTTEN HISTORY OF DEMOCRACY IN AMERICA
"Down for the Count explores in an accessible, engaging style the tawdry continuing history of votes bought, stolen, suppressed, lost, miscounted, thrown into rivers, and litigated up to the Supreme Court in the world's most powerful democracy. First published to great acclaim and controversy in 2005 as Steal this Vote, this thoroughly revised edition lifts the lid off the largely undiscussed corruption at the core of our democracy-elections so poorly regulated and administered they fall short of standards the United States routinely imposes on emerging democracies. The problem has only grown worse in the last decade, as campaign spending has gone hog wild, partisan battles rage over voter ID, and a key provision of the Voting Rights Act has been shredded. As award-winning journalist Andrew Gumbel shows, we need proper oversight and regulation of elections, reliable voting machines, and a keener understanding of where private interests infringe on the public good. Now that Citizens United, super PACs, and the Koch brothers have turned the electoral process into an increasingly squalid lottery for billionaires, there is no better time for Gumbel's revision of his acclaimed book"-- Provided by publisher.
DRAWING BLOOD : A MEMOIR
by Crabapple, Molly, author.
B CRABAPPLE
In language that is fresh, visceral, and deeply moving—and illustrations that are irreverent and gorgeous—here is a memoir that will change the way you think about art, sex, politics, and survival in our times. From a young age, Molly Crabapple had the eye of an artist and the spirit of a radical. After a restless childhood on New York's Long Island, she left America to see Europe and the Near East, a young artist plunging into unfamiliar cultures, notebook always in hand, drawing what she observed. Returning to New York City after 9/11 to study art, she posed nude for sketch artists and sketchy photographers, danced burlesque, and modeled for the world famous Suicide Girls. Frustrated with the academy and the conventional art world, she eventually landed a post as house artist at Simon Hammerstein's legendary nightclub The Box, the epicenter of decadent Manhattan nightlife before the financial crisis of 2008. There she had a ringside seat for the pitched battle between the bankers of Wall Street and the entertainers who walked among them—a scandalous, drug-fueled circus of mutual exploitation that she captured in her tart and knowing illustrations. Then, after the crash, a wave of protest movements—from student demonstrations in London to Occupy Wall Street in her own backyard—led Molly to turn her talents to a new form of witness journalism, reporting from places such as Guantanamo, Syria, Rikers Island, and the labor camps of Abu Dhabi. Using both words and artwork to shed light on the darker corners of American empire, she has swiftly become one of the most original and galvanizing voices on the cultural stage.
DREAM HOME : THE PROPERTY BROTHERS
The long-awaited first book from HGTV's biggest stars, the Property Brothers, on buying, selling, and renovating a home.
THE DUKE OF WELLINGTON, KIDNAPPED! : THE INCREDIBLE TRUE STORY OF THE ART HEIST THAT SHOCKED A NATION
"In 1961, a thief broke into the National Gallery in London and committed the most sensational art heist in British history. He stole the museum's much prized painting, The Duke of Wellington by Francisco Goya. Despite unprecedented international attention and an unflagging investigation, the case was not solved for four years, and even then, only because the culprit came forward voluntarily. Kempton Bunton, an elderly gentleman, claimed he executed the theft armed with only a toy gun, a disguise purchased for five shillings, and a getaway car inadvertently provided by a drunkard. Shortly after turning himself in, Bunton also invoked language in an obscure law to maintain his innocence, despite the confession. He did not allege that the confession was false, but rather that stealing the painting did not constitute a crime because he intended to return it. On account of this improbable defense strategy, the story took another twist, resulting in a bizarre courtroom drama and extraordinary verdict. Over fifty years later, Alan Hirsch decided to explore the facts behind this historic case and uncovered shocking new evidence that both solved the crime and deepened the mystery. "-- Provided by publisher.
DUST & GROOVES : ADVENTURES IN RECORD COLLECTING
by Paz, Eilon, author.
780.266 PAZ
EAT DIRT : WHY LEAKY GUT MAY BE THE ROOT CAUSE OF YOUR HEALTH PROBLEMS AND 5 SURPRISING STEPS TO CURE IT
A guide for understanding, diagnosing, and treating one of the most discussed yet little-understood health conditions: leaky gut syndrome.
EAT FAT, GET THIN : WHY THE FAT WE EAT IS THE KEY TO SUSTAINED WEIGHT LOSS AND VIBRANT HEALTH
"A revolutionary new diet program based on the latest science showing the importance of fat in weight loss and overall health, from # 1 bestselling author Dr. Mark Hyman. Many of us have long been told that fat makes us fat, contributes to heart disease, and generally erodes our health. Now a growing body of research is debunking our fat-phobia, revealing the immense health and weight-loss benefits of a high-fat diet rich in eggs, nuts, oils, avocados, and other delicious super-foods. In his new book, bestselling author Dr. Mark Hyman introduces a new weight-loss and healthy living program based on the latest science and explains how to EAT FAT, GET THIN, and achieve optimum wellness along the way. Offering practical tools, meal plans, recipes, and shopping lists, as well as step-by-step, easy-to-follow advice, EAT FAT, GET THIN is the cutting edge way to lose weight, prevent disease, and feel your best"-- Provided by publisher.
EAT PRAY LOVE MADE ME DO IT : LIFE JOURNEYS INSPIRED BY THE BESTSELLING MEMOIR
"In the ten years since its electrifying debut, Elizabeth Gilbert's "Eat Pray Love" has become a worldwide phenomenon, empowering millions of readers to set out on paths they never thought possible, in search of their own best selves. Here, in this candid and captivating collection, nearly fifty of those readers--people as diverse in their experiences as they are in age and background--share their stories. The journeys they recount are transformative--sometimes hilarious, sometimes heartbreaking, but always deeply inspiring." -- Back cover.
EATING IN THE MIDDLE : A MOSTLY WHOLESOME COOKBOOK
by Mitchell, Andie, author.
641.5 MIT
From the author of the New York times bestselling It was me all along, a cookbook for eating in balance, featuring mostly healthy recipes to help anyone stay fit, and a few "special occasion" sweets and entrees, with the author's moving story of weight loss and thoughts on managing cravings throughout. -- Publisher.
EMPIRE OF THINGS : HOW WE BECAME A WORLD OF CONSUMERS, FROM THE FIFTEENTH CENTURY TO THE TWENTY-FIRST
Looks at the history of the growth of consumerism, exposing the international nature of its expansion through the last six hundred years, and the challenges it poses to the planet.
THE ESSENTIAL GUIDE TO FAMILY & MEDICAL LEAVE
by Guerin, Lisa, 1964-
344.7301 GUE
The federal Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) helps employees balance the demands of work and family. But the law can be hard to apply in the real world. Questions about eligibility, coverage, notice and certification requirements, administering leave, reinstating benefits, and much more can challenge even the most experienced managers. This book has the plain-English answers to all of your tough questions about the FMLA, including recent amendments and new regulations that expand the laws scope. It provides detailed information, real-life examples, sample forms, and tools to help you meet your legal obligations.
EVERYDAY SEXISM
by Bates, Laura, active 2014, author.
305.42 BAT
In a culture that's driven by social media, women are using this online space to come together, share their stories and encourage a new generation to recognise the problems that women face. This book is a call to arms in a new wave of feminism, and it proves sexism is endemic - socially, politically and economically - but women won't stand for it.
THE EX-OFFENDER
"Originally published as The ex-offender's job hunting guide (2005), this ground-breaking book offers sound re-entry employment advice for those with red flags in their backgrounds and those who may appear unemployable."--Provided by publisher.
FAR AND AWAY : REPORTING FROM THE BRINK OF CHANGE : SEVEN CONTINENTS, TWENTY-FIVE YEARS
A volume of essays by the National Book Award and National Books Critics' Circle Award-winning author of Far From the Tree chronicles his activist stint on the Moscow barricades in 1991, his 2002 account of cultural rebirth in post-Taliban Afghanistan and other stories of profound change.
FINDING TIME : THE ECONOMICS OF WORK-LIFE CONFLICT
by Boushey, Heather, 1970- author.
650.11 BOU
FIRST WOMEN : THE GRACE AND POWER OF AMERICA
by Brower, Kate Andersen, author.
973.009 BRO
An intimate examination of the true influences of White House First Ladies from Jackie Kennedy to Michelle Obama that draws on previous untapped and candid sources to document their stories.
FLUKE : THE MATH AND MYTH OF COINCIDENCES
by Mazur, Joseph, author.
514.2 MAZ
A mathematical guide to understanding why life can seem to be one big coincidenceand why the odds of just about everything are better than we would think
GAME OF CROWNS : ELIZABETH, CAMILLA, KATE, AND THE THRONE
by Andersen, Christopher P., author.
941.085 AND
Traces the family histories and controversies that have marked the lives of Queen Elizabeth, the Duchess of Cornwall, and the Duchess of Cambridge to illuminate their stark differences, their remarkable similarities, and their roles in an evolving monarchy.
GARDENING WITH LESS WATER : LOW-TECH, LOW-COST TECHNIQUES : USE UP TO 90% LESS WATER IN YOUR GARDEN
Are you facing drought or water shortages? Gardening with Less Water offers simple, inexpensive, low-tech techniques for watering your garden much more efficiently -- using up to 90% less water for the same results. With illustrated step-by-step instructions, David Bainbridge shows you how to install buried clay pots and pipes, wicking systems, and other porous containers that deliver water directly to a plant's roots with no or minimal evaporation. These systems are available at hardware stores and garden centers are easy to set up and use and work for garden beds, container gardens, and trees.
THE GENIUS OF BIRDS
by Ackerman, Jennifer, 1959- author.
598 ACK
"Birds are astonishingly intelligent creatures. In fact, according to revolutionary new research, some birds rival primates and even humans in their remarkable forms of intelligence. Like humans, many birds have enormous brains relative to their size. Although small, bird brains are packed with neurons that allow them to punch well above their weight. In The Genius of Birds, acclaimed author Jennifer Ackerman explores the newly discovered brilliance of birds and how it came about. As she travels around the world to the most cutting-edge frontiers of research -- the distant laboratories of Barbados and New Caledonia, the great tit communities of the United Kingdom and the bowerbird habitats of Australia, the ravaged mid-Atlantic coast after Hurricane Sandy and the warming mountains of central Virginia and the western states -- Ackerman not only tells the story of the recently uncovered genius of birds but also delves deeply into the latest findings about the bird brain itself that are revolutionizing our view of what it means to be intelligent. Consider, as Ackerman does, the Clark's nutcracker, a bird that can hide as many as 30,000 seeds over dozens of square miles and remember where it put them several months later the mockingbirds and thrashers, species that can store 200 to 2,000 different songs in a brain a thousand times smaller than ours the well-known pigeon, which knows where it’s going, even thousands of miles from familiar territory and the New Caledonian crow, an impressive bird that makes its own tools. But beyond highlighting how birds use their unique genius in technical ways, Ackerman points out the impressive social smarts of birds. They deceive and manipulate. They eavesdrop. They display a strong sense of fairness. They give gifts. They play keep-away and tug-of-war. They tease. They share. They cultivate social networks. They vie for status. They kiss to console one another. They teach their young. They blackmail their parents. They alert one another to danger. They summon witnesses
GETTING TO GREEN : SAVING NATURE: A BIPARTISAN SOLUTION
by Rich, Frederic C., author.
363.7 RIC
In Getting to Green, Frederic C. Rich argues that meaningful progress on urgent environmental issues can be made only on a bipartisan basis. Rich reminds us of American conservation's conservative roots and of the bipartisan political consensus that had Republican congressmen voting for, and Richard Nixon signing, the most important environmental legislation of the 1970s. He argues that faithfulness to conservative principles requires the GOP to support environmental protection, while at the same time he criticizes the Green movement for having drifted too far to the left and too often appearing hostile to business and economic growth. With a clear-eyed understanding of past failures and a realistic view of the future, Getting to Green argues that progress on environmental issues is within reach. The key is encouraging Greens and conservatives to work together in the space where their values overlap, what the book calls "Center Green." Center Green takes as its model the hugely successful national land trust movement, which has retained vigorous bipartisan support. Rich's program is pragmatic and non-ideological. It is rooted in the way America is, not in a utopian vision of what it could become. It measures policy not by whether it is the optimum solution but by the two-part test of whether it would make a meaningful contribution to an environmental problem and whether it is achievable politically. Application of the Center Green approach moves us away from some of the harmful orthodoxies of mainstream environmentalism and results in practical and actionable positions on climate change, energy policy, and other crucial issues. This is how we get to Green.
GHETTO : THE INVENTION OF A PLACE, THE HISTORY OF AN IDEA
by Duneier, Mitchell, author.
307.3366 DUN
GIRLS & SEX : NAVIGATING THE COMPLICATED NEW LANDSCAPE
by Orenstein, Peggy, author.
306.7083 ORE
Presents an analysis of the new sexual landscape faced by girls in today's high schools and colleges, revealing hidden truths, hard lessons, and important possibilities in girls' modern-world sex lives.
GOOD FOR THE MONEY : MY FIGHT TO PAY BACK AMERICA
by Benmosche, Bob, 1944-2015, author.
B BENMOSCHE
In 2009, at the peak of the financial crisis, AIG - the American insurance behemoth - was sinking fast. It was the peg upon which the nation hung its ire and resentment during the financial crisis: the pinnacle of Wall Street arrogance and greed. When Bob Benmosche climbed aboard as CEO, it was widely assumed that he would go down with his ship. In mere months, he turned things around, pulling AIG from the brink of financial collapse and restoring its profitability. Before three years were up, AIG had fully repaid its staggering debt to the U.S. government - with interest.
THE GRAY RHINO : HOW TO RECOGNIZE AND ACT ON THE OBVIOUS DANGERS WE IGNORE
"A "gray rhino" is a highly probable, high impact yet neglected threat: kin to both the elephant in the room and the improbable and unforeseeable black swan. Gray rhinos are not random surprises, but occur after a series of warnings and visible evidence.The bursting of the housing bubble in 2008, the devastating aftermath of Hurricane Katrina and other natural disasters, the new digital technologies that upended the media world, the fall of the Soviet Union...all were evident well in advance. Why do leaders and decision makers keep failing to address obvious dangers before they spiral out of control? Drawing on her extensive background in policy formation and crisis management, as well as in-depth interviews with leaders from around the world, Michele Wucker shows in The Gray Rhino how to recognize and strategically counter looming high impact threats. Filled with persuasive stories, real-world examples, and practical advice, The Gray Rhino is essential reading for managers, investors, planners, policy makers, and anyone who wants to understand how to profit by avoiding getting trampled"-- Provided by publisher.
GREEN METROPOLIS : THE EXTRAORDINARY LANDSCAPES OF NEW YORK CITY AS NATURE, HISTORY, AND DESIGN
"The woman who launched the restoration of Central Park in 1980 surveys in depth seven green landscapes in New York City, their history--both natural and human--and how they have been transformed over time. Elizabeth Barlow Rogers describes seven landscapes: greenbelt and nature refuge that runs along the spine of Staten Island on land once intended for a highway Jamaica Bay, near JFK Airport, whose mosaic of fragile, endangered marshes has been preserved as a bird sanctuary Inwood Hill, in upper Manhattan, whose forest once sheltered Native Americans and Revolutionary soldiers before it became a site for wealthy estates and subsequently a public park the Central Park Ramble, a carefully designed artificial wilderness in the middle of the city Roosevelt Island, formerly Welfare Island, in the East River, where urban planners built a traffic-free 'new town in town' in the 1970s and whose southern tip now boasts the Louis Kahn-designed memorial to FDR Fresh Kills, the James Corner Field Operations-designed 2,200-acre park on Staten Island that is being created out of what was once the world's largest landfill The High Line, in Manhattan's Chelsea and West Village neighborhoods, an aerial promenade built on an abandoned elevated rail spur"-- Provided by publisher.
GRIEF IS A JOURNEY : FINDING YOUR PATH THROUGH LOSS
by Doka, Kenneth J., author.
155.937 DOK
"A mental health counselor offers a hopeful, researched-backed approach to deal with all types of grief, whether it is the loss of a loved one or a non-fatal loss like the end of a friendship, the loss of a job or infertility." -- Provided by publisher.
THE GUNNING OF AMERICA : BUSINESS AND THE MAKING OF AMERICAN GUN CULTURE
"An acclaimed historian explodes the myth about the 'special relationship' between Americans and their guns, revealing that savvy 19th century businessmen--not gun lovers--created American gun culture"-- Provided by publisher.
HAMILTON : THE REVOLUTION : BEING THE COMPLETE LIBRETTO OF THE BROADWAY MUSICAL, WITH A TRUE ACCOUNT OF ITS CREATION, AND CONCISE REMARKS ON HIP-HOP, THE POWER OF STORIES, AND THE NEW AMERICA
Lin-Manuel Miranda's groundbreaking musical Hamilton is as revolutionary as its subject, the poor kid from the Caribbean who fought the British, defended the Constitution, and helped to found the United States. Fusing hip-hop, pop, R&B, and the best traditions of theater, this once-in-a-generation show broadens the sound of Broadway, reveals the storytelling power of rap, and claims our country's origins for a diverse new generation. HAMILTON: THE REVOLUTION gives readers an unprecedented view of both revolutions, from the only two writers able to provide it. Miranda, along with Jeremy McCarter, a cultural critic and theater artist who was involved in the project from its earliest stages--"since before this was even a show," according to Miranda--traces its development from an improbable performance at the White House to its landmark opening night on Broadway six years later. In addition, Miranda has written more than 200 funny, revealing footnotes for his award-winning libretto, the full text of which is published here.
HEART OF GLASS : A MEMOIR
by Lawless, Wendy, author.
B LAWLESS
In this edgy and romantic follow-up to her "New York Times" bestselling debut memoir, "Chanel Bonfire," Wendy Lawless chronicles her misguided twenties a darkly funny story of a girl without a roadmap for life who flees her disastrous past to find herself in the gritty heart of 1980s New York City.
A HISTORY OF VIOLENCE : LIVING AND DYING IN CENTRAL AMERICA
by Martinez, Oscar (Oscar Enrique), author.
972.8054 MAR
HOME BUYING KIT FOR DUMMIES
by Tyson, Eric (Eric Kevin), author.
643.12 TYS
HOW TO PLANT A GARDEN : DESIGN TIPS, IDEAS AND PLANTING SCHEMES FOR YEAR-ROUND INTEREST
Confused by the bewildering range of plants on offer at your local garden centre? How do you choose, use and create beautiful planting schemes like the professionals? The book takes you on a structured journey through the design process, from the initial assessment of your existing space, through choosing a theme or style, to putting it all together. Learn what various plant groups can provide and how to problem-solve by selecting the right species. Understand the role that form, colour, scent and texture play in the garden, and how to use focal points and accent plants for added interest. Tiny courtyard gardeners and suburban gardeners alike will learn how to mix plants in pleasing combinations that will provide interest through the seasons and last for years. RHS How to Plant a Garden proves that a good planting scheme can transform your garden from the ordinary to the truly inspirational.
HUNGRY GIRL CLEAN & HUNGRY : EASY ALL-NATURAL RECIPES FOR HEALTHY EATING IN THE REAL WORLD
Complete with full-color photos of EVERY recipe, Hungry Girl Clean & Hungry combines the best of Hungry Girl with the best of clean eating. The food is still guilt-free, and the portions are still huge...but now Lisa Lillien is highlighting CLEAN ingredients and doing away with artificial and processed foods. This book gives mainstream America delicious, satisfying, and clean recipes, using healthy ingredients found in supermarkets everywhere. The best part? The recipes are so easy, anyone can make 'em!
I WILL FIND YOU
by Connors, Joanna, author.
362.883 CON
"A Cleveland "Plain Dealer" reporter describes her rape at knife point by a stranger who grew up a few miles from her and her efforts to find closure by investigating her attacker's story when her daughter reached college age." -- Provided by publisher.
IMAGES OF THE ICE AGE
by Bahn, Paul G., author.
709.1003 BAH
THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING LITTLE : WHAT PRESCHOOLERS REALLY NEED FROM GROWNUPS
Drawing on her strong foundation in the study of child development and early education, as well as her classroom experience, the author challenges the conventional wisdom about early childhood, encouraging parents to rethink how and where young children learn best.
IN HER OWN NAME : A NINETEENTH-CENTURY WIFE AND HER PURSUIT OF FINANCIAL INDEPENDENCE
"When Jane C. Hubbard of Orient, New York, on the eastern tip of the North Fork, realized that after fifteen years of marriage her coasterman husband was still not earning enough to move the family out of rented rooms, she went to work. When she had earned enough to buy property for a house, she bought it in her own name. A rich collection of family letters and documents preserved by Orient artist William Steeple Davis and now in the Oysterponds Historical Society archive, reveals the many and varied efforts made by his grandmother, Jane Hubbard, to provide financial security for her family ... "--Back cover.
INCIDENTS OF TRAVEL IN POETRY : NEW AND SELECTED POEMS
by Lima, Frank, 1939- author.
811.54 LIM
"Incidents of Travel in Poetry is the first collection by Latino New York School poet Frank Lima in almost 20 years. In addition to a generous selection of his published books, Incidents contains a wealth of previously unpublished new material, tracing his development from his early gritty portrayals of Spanish Harlem street life to his later abstractly lyrical mode"-- Provided by publisher.
INVESTING 101 : FROM STOCKS AND BONDS TO ETFS AND IPOS, AN ESSENTIAL PRIMER ON BUILDING A PROFITABLE PORTFOLIO
This hands-on lesson in investing keeps you engaged as you learn how to build a portfolio and expand your savings.
IT
by Paltrow, Gwyneth, 1972- author.
641.512 PAL
Gwyneth Paltrow is back to share more than 125 of her favorite recipes that can be made in the time it would take to order takeout (which often contains high quantities of fat, sugar, and processed ingredients). All the dishes are surprisingly tasty, with little or no sugar, fat, or gluten. From easy breakfasts to lazy suppers, this book has something for everybody. Yummy recipes include Chocolate Cinnamon Overnight Oats, Soft Polenta with Cherry Tomatoes, Chicken Enchiladas, Pita Bread Pizzas, Quick Sesame Noodles, and more! Plus, an innovative chapter for "on-the-go" meals (Moroccan Chicken Salad Wrap, Chopped Salad with Grilled Shrimp, and others) that you can take for lunch to work or school, to a picnic, or to eat while watching soccer practice!
THE KEW BOOK OF BOTANICAL ILLUSTRATION
by King, Christabel, author.
751.4224 KIN
Explains botanical art and illustrations, covering materials, drawing and painting techniques, and collecting plant material.
KILL
"National Book Award winner James McBride goes in search of the "real" James Brown and his surprising journey illuminates not only our understanding of the Godfather of Soul but the ways in which our cultural heritage has been shaped by Brown's legacy." -- Provided by publisher.
LAB GIRL
by Jahren, Hope, author.
B JAHREN
A memoir by an award-winning paleobiologist traces her childhood in her father's laboratory, her longtime relationship with a brilliant but wounded colleague and the remarkable discoveries they have made both in the lab and during extensive field research assignments.
THE LADY WITH THE BORZOI : BLANCHE KNOPF, LITERARY TASTEMAKER EXTRAORDINAIRE
"Left off her company's fifth anniversary tribute but described by Thomas Mann as "the soul of the firm," Blanche Knopf began her career when she founded Alfred A. Knopf with her husband in 1915. With her finger on the pulse of a rapidly changing culture, Blanche quickly became a driving force behind the firm. A conduit to the literature of Langston Hughes and the Harlem Renaissance, Blanche also legitimized the hard-boiled detective fiction of writers such as Dashiell Hammett, James M. Cain, and Raymond Chandler signed and nurtured literary authors like Willa Cather, Elizabeth Bowen, and Muriel Spark acquired momentous works of journalism by John Hersey and William Shirer and introduced American readers to Albert Camus, André Gide, and Simone de Beauvoir, giving these French writers the benefit of her consummate editorial taste. As Knopf celebrates its centennial, Laura Claridge looks back at the firm's beginnings and the dynamic woman who helped to define American letters for the twentieth century. Drawing on a vast cache of papers, Claridge also captures Blanche's "witty, loyal, and amusing" personality, and her charged yet oddly loving relationship with her husband. An intimate and often surprising biography, The Lady with the Borzoi is the story of an ambitious, seductive, and impossibly hardworking woman who was determined not to be overlooked or easily categorized"-- Provided by publisher.;"Based on exclusive access to papers amassed by Susan Sheehan and Peter Prescott over the course of a quarter-century, this will be the definitive life of the legendary publisher"-- Provided by publisher.
THE LAST GOODNIGHT : A WORLD WAR II STORY OF ESPIONAGE, ADVENTURE, AND BETRAYAL
A biography of Betty Pack, the dazzling American debutante who became an Allied spy during WWII and was hailed by OSS chief General "Wild Bill" Donovan as "the greatest unsung heroine of the war."
LEFT OF BOOM : HOW A YOUNG CIA CASE OFFICER PENETRATED THE TALIBAN AND AL-QAEDA
"On September 11, 2001, Douglas Laux was a freshman in college, on the path to becoming a doctor. But with the fall of the Twin Towers came a turning point in his life. After graduating he joined the Central Intelligence Agency, determined to get himself to Afghanistan and into the center of the action.
LIBERTY FOR ALL : A MANIFESTO FOR RECLAIMING FINANCIAL AND POLITICAL FREEDOM
"Presents a narrative guide for taking advantage of economic freedoms to build self-reliance and opportunity in a world prone to blaming political and institutional sources for financial setbacks." -- Provided by publisher.
LIFE AFTER LIFE : THE BESTSELLING ORIGINAL INVESTIGATION THAT REVEALED "NEAR-DEATH EXPERIENCES"
In Life After Life Raymond Moody investigates more than one hundred case studies of people who experienced "clinical death" and were subsequently revived. First published in 1975, this classic exploration of life after death started a revolution in popular attitudes about the afterlife and established Dr. Moody as the world's leading authority in the field of near-death experiences. Life after Life forever changed the way we understand both death -- and life -- selling millions of copies to a world hungry for a greater understanding of this mysterious phenomenon. The extraordinary stories presented here provide evidence that there is life after physical death, as Moody recounts the testimonies of those who have been to the "other side" and back -- all bearing striking similarities of an overwhelming positive nature. These moving and inspiring accounts give us a glimpse of the peace and unconditional love that await us all.
LIFE WITHOUT A RECIPE : A MEMOIR
by Abu-Jaber, Diana, author.
B ABU-JABER
On one side, there is Grace: prize-winning author Diana Abu-Jaber's tough, independent sugar-fiend of a German grandmother, wielding a suitcase full of holiday cookies. On the other, Bud: a flamboyant, spice-obsessed Arab father, full of passionate argument. The two could not agree on anything: not about food, work, or especially about what Diana should do with her life. Grace warned her away from children. Bud wanted her married above all, even if he had to provide the ring. Caught between cultures and lavished with contradictory advice from both sides of her family, Diana spent years learning how to ignore others well-intentioned prescriptions. Hilarious, gorgeously written, poignant, and wise, Life Without a Recipe is Diana's celebration of journeying without a map, of learning to ignore the script and improvise, of escaping family and making family on one's own terms. As Diana discovers, however, building confidence in one's own path sometimes takes a mistaken marriage or two, or in her case, three: to a longhaired boy-poet, to a dashing deconstructionist literary scholar, and finally to her steadfast, outdoors-loving Scott. It also takes a good deal of angst (was it possible to have a serious writing career and be a mother?) and, even when she knew what she wanted (the craziest thing, in one's late forties: a baby!), the nerve to pursue it. Finally, fearlessly independent like the Grace she's named after, Diana and Scott's daughter Gracie will heal all the old battles with Bud and, like her writer-mom, learn to cook up a life without a recipe.
LIVING LIKE A RUNAWAY
by Ford, Lita, author.
B FORD
The legendary lead guitarist of The Runaways presents a brutally honest memoir in which she opens up about her violently abusive marriage to a metal rocker and how her escape and freedom cost her the sons she stayed in the marriage to protect.
THE LONG SHADOW OF SMALL GHOSTS : MURDER AND MEMORY IN AN AMERICAN CITY
On March 11, 2003, in Brownsville, Texas, one of America's poorest cities, John Allen Rubio and Angela Camacho murdered their three young children. The apartment building in which the brutal crimes took place was already rundown, and in their aftermath a consensus developed in the community that it should be destroyed. It was a place, neighbors felt, that was plagued by spiritual cancer. In 2008, journalist Laura Tillman covered the story for The Brownsville Herald. The questions it raised haunted her, particularly one asked by the sole member of the city's Heritage Council to oppose demolition: is there any such thing as an evil building? Her investigation took her far beyond that question, revealing the nature of the toll that the crime exacted on a city already wracked with poverty. It sprawled into a six-year inquiry into the larger significance of such acts, ones so difficult to imagine or explain that their perpetrators are often dismissed as monsters alien to humanity. With meticulous attention and stunning compassion, Tillman surveyed those surrounding the crimes, speaking with the lawyers who tried the case, the family's neighbors and relatives and teachers, even one of the murderers: John Allen Rubio himself, whom she corresponded with for years and ultimately met in person. The result is a brilliant exploration of some of our age's most important social issues, from poverty to mental illness to the death penalty, and a beautiful, profound meditation on the truly human forces that drive them. It is disturbing, insightful, and mesmerizing in equal measure.
THE LONGEVITY BOOK : THE SCIENCE OF AGING, THE BIOLOGY OF STRENGTH, AND THE PRIVILEGE OF TIME
"A comprehensive overview of the female body over time, from those first gray hairs that crop up in our thirties to the menopause transition that can begin in our forties or fifties to the increased health risks ... we face in our sixties and beyond. Cameron shares cutting-edge research on aging, synthesizing insights from top medical experts with her own thoughts, opinions, and experiences"--Front jacket flap.
THE LOST AIRMAN : A TRUE STORY OF ESCAPE FROM NAZI-OCCUPIED FRANCE
by Meyerowitz, Seth, author.
940.5449 MEY
"Documents the story of a World War II American Air Force turret-gunner who was one of two escapees when his team's plane was shot down near Cognac in 1943, tracing his harrowing six-month flight to safety across the Pyrenees under constant pursuit by the Gestapo." -- Provided by publisher.
LOUISA : THE EXTRAORDINARY LIFE OF MRS  ADAMS
by Thomas, Louisa, author.
B ADAMS
"An intimate portrait of the British-born wife of John Quincy Adams details her significantly different upbringing from her husband, their tempestuous marriage, their wide range of residences and her efforts to forge her own sense of self." -- Provided by publisher.
LOVE THAT BOY : WHAT TWO PRESIDENTS, EIGHT ROAD TRIPS, AND MY SON TAUGHT ME ABOUT A PARENT
"Ron Fournier, bestselling author, editor of the National Journal, and former head of the Associated Press's Washington Bureau, writes movingly of the outsized and crushing expectations that come from parents and with parenting today, through the lens of his relationship with his son, Tyler, who has mild Asperger's"-- Provided by publisher.
LOVE X STYLE X LIFE
by Dore, Garance, author.
746.92 DOR
"Garance Dore is an ambassador of French taste and fashion who has captivated readers with her eponymous blog, www.GaranceDore.fr/en, since 2006. Her knack for making fashion accessible and fun has endeared her to millions of fans worldwide, and she is beloved by top fashion editors and aspiring fashionistas alike. Part-style guide, part-visual diary, part-intimate look into the world of one of fashion's most powerful influencers, Garance surprises us with her candor and intimacy, blending deeply personal storytelling with her unmistakable photos and illustrations in a unique narrative journey. Infused with her Left Bank-sensibility, the eclecticism of her adopted city of New York, and the wild, passionate spirit of her native Corsica, the book is a backstage pass behind fashion's frontlines, peppered with Garance's French-girl-next-door wit and advice on everything from mixing Zara with Chanel, to capturing the true essence of chic, to pursuing a life and career that you love"-- Provided by publisher.
LOVE, LOSS, AND WHAT WE ATE
by Lakshmi, Padma, author.
B LAKSHMI
Long before Padma Lakshmi ever stepped onto a television set, she learned that how we eat is an extension of how we love, how we comfort, how we forge a sense of home, and how we taste the world as we navigate our way through it. Shuttling between continents as a child, she lived a life of dislocation that would become habit as an adult, never quite at home in the world. And yet, through all her travels, her favorite food remained the simple rice she first ate sitting on the cool floor of her grandmother's kitchen in South India. Poignant and surprising, Love, Loss, and What We Ate is Lakshmi's extraordinary account of her journey from that humble kitchen, ruled by ferocious and unforgettable women, to the judges' table of Top Chef and beyond. It chronicles the fierce devotion of the remarkable people who shaped her along the way, from her headstrong mother who flouted conservative Indian convention to make a life in New York, to her Brahmin grandfather, a brilliant engineer with an irrepressible sweet tooth, to the man seemingly wrong for her in every way who proved to be her truest ally.
LUST & WONDER
by Burroughs, Augusten, author.
B BURROUGHS
In chronicling the development and demise of the different relationships he's had while living in New York, Augusten Burroughs examines what it means to be in love, what it means to be in lust, and what it means to be figuring it all out.
MACBOOK FOR DUMMIES
by Chambers, Mark L., author.
004.165 CHA
A straightforward guide to all things MacBook, including setting up and configuring your laptop, navigating your way around the desktop, familiarizing yourself with the operating system, working with files and folders, using the Finder and Finder Tabs, working with Dashboard, Mission Control, and Spaces, searching your computer with Spotlight, surfing the Internet with Safari, syncing your data with iCloud, communicating with friends and family with email, Messages, and FaceTime, discovering new apps, and creating and printing documents. Additionally, this approachable, yet comprehensive text offers insight into working with Pages, Numbers, and Keynote, and more.
THE MAN WHO INVENTED FICTION : HOW CERVANTES USHERED IN THE MODERN WORLD
by Egginton, William, 1969- author.
863.3 EGG
In the early seventeenth century, a crippled, graying, almost toothless veteran of Spain's wars against the Ottoman Empire published a book. It was the story of a poor nobleman, his brain addled from reading too many books of chivalry, who deludes himself that he is a knight errant and sets off on hilarious adventures. That book, Don Quixote, went on to sell more copies than any other book beside the Bible, making its author, Miguel de Cervantes, the single most-read author in human history. Cervantes did more than just publish a bestseller, though. He invented a way of writing. This book is about how Cervantes came to create what we now call fiction, and how fiction changed the world.
THE MIDNIGHT ASSASSIN : PANIC, SCANDAL, AND THE HUNT FOR AMERICA
"Presents a narrative history of America's first serial killer, who stalked Austin, Texas, in 1885, killing women of every race and class, causing panic, and leading to the arrest of a dozen men in connection with the murders"-- Provided by publisher.
MY OFFICE 2016 FOR MAC
by McFedries, Paul, author.
005.36 MCF
THE NATURALIST : THEODORE ROOSEVELT, A LIFETIME OF EXPLORATION, AND THE TRIUMPH OF AMERICAN NATURAL HISTORY
"A biography of Theodore Roosevelt focusing on his career as a naturalist, his role as a pioneer for wilderness engagement, and an early advocate for museum building"-- Provided by publisher.
THE NEW CASE FOR GOLD
by Rickards, James, author.
332.63 RIC
NO DREAM IS TOO HIGH : LIFE LESSONS FROM A MAN WHO WALKED ON THE MOON
"The beloved American astronaut shares the wisdom and guiding principles he has gleaned throughout his historical career, sharing accompanying anecdotes and memories on such topics as his initial rejection as an astronaut, the NASA protocol change that rendered him the second man on the moon and his 80th birthday Galapagos dive."-- Provided by publisher.
NO FEARS, NO EXCUSES : WHAT YOU NEED TO DO TO HAVE A GREAT CAREER
"A provocative new approach to discovering your true calling in life and achieving not just a good career, but a great one Over the past three decades, professor Larry Smith has become something of a "career whisperer" for his students at the University of Waterloo. Each year, millions of talented college students graduate with little or no real sense of what their next step will be, yet they are determined not to settle for a so-so career they are looking for a great career. Smith points out that only a few fortunate souls are born knowing exactly what they want to pursue in life. The rest of us have to stop making excuses and start asking ourselves tough questions about achieving our goals. In his straightforward, no-nonsense approach, Smith itemizes and dismisses all the usual excuses, fears, and worries that people hide behind when trying to find their true direction. His unusual take on this challenging conundrum is both universal and timely, and his stunning TEDx talk on this subject has been viewed by more than six million people so far. This is the perfect book for any college graduate who is wondering where he or she fits into the world. It won' t necessarily be easy, but if you follow Smith's guidance, your career dreams can indeed come true. "-- Provided by publisher.
ON FIRE : THE 7 CHOICES TO IGNITE A RADICALLY INSPIRED LIFE
by O'Leary, John, 1977- author.
158.1 OLE
"If you could go back in time, would you do it all again? When John O'Leary was just nine years old, he barely survived a devastating house fire with burns on 100 percent of his body. O'Leary's doctors told his parents that he wasn't expected to make it through the night. But this story didn't end there. O'Leary, bolstered by several extraordinary people in his life, made it through five months of healing in the hospital, and then through the years of excruciating rehabilitation that followed as he struggled to regain mobility and control of his body. The insights he gained through this experience profoundly changed his life, but today John says that it actually changed him for the better--and that if he had it to do all over again, he wouldn't change a thing. How is this possible? What makes some people crumble in the face of adversity while others thrive? What are the secrets each of us can glean from John's extraordinary story of resilience? An honest and incredible account of triumph over tragedy, On Fire contains O'Leary's reflections on the seven life-giving choices he made that ensured his survival and his ability to ignite a radically inspired life. On Fire encourages us to seize the power to transform our lives from ordinary to extraordinary, no matter what our circumstances. As O'Leary says, 'You can't always choose the path that you walk in life, but you can always choose the manner in which you walk it.' Once expected to die, John O'Leary now teaches others how to truly live."--Dust jacket.
THE OTHER SLAVERY : THE UNCOVERED STORY OF INDIAN ENSLAVEMENT IN AMERICA
"Draws on new evidence to reveal the massive enslavement of tens of thousands of Native Americans from the 16th through the 19th centuries, describing how kidnapping and forced labor played a key role in the decimations of Indian populations across North America." -- Provided by publisher.
OYSTERPONDS : EAST MARION AND ORIENT
by Folk, Amy Kasuga, author.
974.725 FOL
PARIS IN WINTER : AN ILLUSTRATED MEMOIR
by Coggins, David (David Robert), 1947- author, illustrator.
B COGGINS
Paris in Winter combines fanciful ink and watercolor drawings by American artist and writer David Coggins with charming vignettes about his family's annual New Year's sojourns to Paris, which, because of their unending love for the city, they've been taking together for almost 20 years. This memoir of poetic, lighthearted stories highlights the family's passion for art and food, fashion and social life. Family rituals--from having lunch each January at the delightful Le Grand Vefour to haunting favorite antique shops and seeking out-of-the-ordinary spots, like a little known garden or a gypsy circus--are interspersed with serendipitous moments: hearing Bono sing "Happy Birthday" to a friend in a bistro, adopting an abandoned lap dog, and the simple pleasures of Parisian street life. Coggins's delicate and intimate drawings capture classic Parisian scenes as well as family and friends against the backdrop of the elegant City of Light under the cloak of winter. Across cafés and hotels, apartments and galleries, the family mixes with a lively group of Parisian and international actors, designers, writers, and students. Furthermore, Coggins weaves in fascinating bits of the city's history and artistic lore, from Victor Hugo's interior designs to the painting that legend has it started Impressionism, to delight Francophiles all over.
PATTERNS IN NATURE : WHY THE NATURAL WORLD LOOKS THE WAY IT DOES
by Ball, Philip, 1962- author.
500.201 BAL
PHOTOSHOP ELEMENTS 14 TIPS TRICKS & SHORTCUTS IN EASY STEPS
by Vandome, Nick, author.
006.686 VAN
THE POINT IS : MAKING SENSE OF BIRTH, DEATH, AND EVERYTHING IN BETWEEN
In this engaging and provocative new book, Lee Eisenberg, bestselling author of The Number, dares to tackle nothing less than what it takes to find enduring meaning and purpose in life. He explains how from a young age, each of us is compelled to take memories of events and relationships and shape them into a one-of-a-kind personal narrative. In addition to sharing his own pivotal memories (some of them moving, some just a shade embarrassing), Eisenberg presents striking research culled from psychology and neuroscience, and draws on insights from a pantheon of thinkers and great writers-Tolstoy, Freud, Joseph Campbell, Virginia Woolf, among others. We also hear from men and women of all ages who are wrestling with the demands of work and family, ever in search of fulfillment and satisfaction. It all adds up to a fascinating story, delightfully told, one that goes straight to the heart of how we explain ourselves to ourselves-in other words, who we are and why.
POLITICAL SUICIDE : MISSTEPS, PECCADILLOES, BAD CALLS, BACKROOM HIJINX, SORDID PASTS, ROTTEN BREAKS, AND JUST PLAIN DUMB MISTAKES IN THE ANNALS OF AMERICAN POLITICS
"A collection of entertaining and cautionary tales of political missteps in American history, from the birth of the nation through the present day. Just in time for the presidential election of 2016 comes Political Suicide, a history of the best and most interesting missteps, peccadilloes, bad calls, back room hijinks, sordid pasts, rotten breaks, and just plain dumb mistakes in the annals of American politics. They have tweeted their private parts to women they're trying to impress. They have gotten caught on tape doing and saying things they really shouldn't have. They have denied knowing about the underhanded doings of underlings-- only to have a paper trail lead straight back to them. Nowadays, it seems like half of what we hear about politicians isn't about laws or governing, but is instead coverage focused on shenanigans, questionable morals, and scandals too numerous to count. And while we shake our heads in disbelief, we still can't resist poring over the details of these notorious incidents. In Political Suicide, the foibles of our politicians are brought from the tabloid pages to this entertaining-- and cautionary-- tale of American history."--provided by publisher.
THE POWER OF A SINGLE NUMBER : A POLITICAL HISTORY OF GDP
by Lepenies, Philipp, 1971- author.
339.3 LEP
PRETENTIOUSNESS : WHY IT MATTERS
by Fox, Dan (Daniel Luke), 1976- author.
700 FOX
"Pretentiousness is for anyone who has braved being different, whether that's making a stand against artistic consensus or running the gauntlet of the last bus home dressed differently from everyone else. It's an essential ingredient in pop music and high art. Why do we choose accusations of elitism over open-mindedness? What do our anxieties about "pretending" say about us? Co-editor of Frieze, Europe's foremost magazine of contemporary art and culture, Dan Fox has authored over two hundred essays, interviews, and reviews, contributed to numerous catalogues and publications produced by major international art galleries and institutions"-- Provided by publisher.
PROTECT, BACKUP AND CLEAN YOUR PC FOR SENIORS : STAY SAFE WHEN USING THE INTERNET AND EMAIL AND KEEP YOUR PC IN GOOD CONDITION
In this book we explain how to protect your computer from viruses and spyware. We also discuss some of the measures you can take when browsing the Internet or sending and receiving email.
PUSH BACK : GUILT IN THE AGE OF NATURAL PARENTING
by Tuteur, Amy B, author.
649.1 TUT
A Harvard-trained physician examines the role of guilt in today's childbirth and early parenting choices, challenging popular misconceptions while arguing that the natural parenting movement is capitalizing on practices that serve to manipulate rather than assist parents.
QUENCH YOUR OWN THIRST : BUSINESS LESSONS LEARNED OVER A BEER OR TWO
"Founder of The Boston Beer Company, brewer of Samuel Adams Boston Lager, and a key catalyst of the American craft beer revolution, Jim Koch offers his unique perspective when it comes to business, beer, and turning your passion into a successful company or career. In 1984, it looked like an unwinnable David and Goliath struggle: one guy against the mammoth American beer industry. When others scoffed at Jim Koch's plan to leave his consulting job and start a brewery that would challenge American palates, he chose a nineteenth-century family recipe and launched Samuel Adams. Now one of America's leading craft breweries, Samuel Adams has redefined the way Americans think about beer and helped spur a craft beer revolution. In Quench Your Own Thirst, Koch offers unprecedented insights into the whirlwind ride from scrappy start-up to thriving public company. His innovative business model and refreshingly frank stories offer counterintuitive lessons that you can apply to business and to life. Koch covers everything from finding your own Yoda to his theory on how a piece of string can teach you the most important lesson you'll ever learn about business. He also has surprising advice on sales, marketing, hiring, and company culture. Koch's anecdotes, quirky musings, and bits of wisdom go far beyond brewing. A fun, engaging guide for building a career or launching a successful business based on your passions, Quench Your Own Thirst is the key to the ultimate dream: being successful while doing what you love"-- Provided by publisher.
THE RADICAL KING
by King, Martin Luther, Jr., 1929-1968, author.
323.092 KIN
THE RAINBOW COMES AND GOES : A MOTHER AND SON ON LIFE, LOVE, AND LOSS
A charming, intimate and fascinating collection of correspondence between broadcaster and #1 New York Times bestselling author Anderson Cooper and his mother, the celebrated Gloria Vanderbilt.
RAISED-BED GARDENING : HOW TO GROW MORE IN LESS SPACE
by Akeroyd, Simon, author.
635.967 AKE
Contains step-by-step instructions for how to build fifteen different types of raised bed, from simple brick designs to innovations such as keyhold gardens and hugelkultur. Also included are suggestions for building projects and planting schemes to inspire you to create your own unique raised-bed garden.
RETAKING AMERICA : CRUSHING POLITICAL CORRECTNESS
by Adams, Nick, 1984- author.
306 ADA
Political correctness has ripped through America, turning life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness into lifelessness, suppression and the pursuit of mediocrity. In support of political correctness, sneering columnists are seeking out opinions they don t like and punishing them, speakers are being canceled on college campuses and people are being vilified for exercising their religious liberty. Meanwhile, Europe is in its death throes, completely infected by the political correctness disease. Australian Nick Adams believes only America has the cure. But the race is on. Will America be able to save itself in time, and lead a stunning turnaround or will it succumb to a European fate? With creativity, flair and his trademark wit, Australian Nick Adams deftly exposes why political correctness is behind every problem in America today, and why it is every American s patriotic duty to defy politically correct mandates. He explains Americans face a momentous choice in this election year, and lays out a roadmap for an American renaissance.
RHAPSODY IN SCHMALTZ : YIDDISH FOOD AND WHY WE CAN
by Wex, Michael, 1954- author.
641.5676 WEX
"Bagels, deli sandwiches and gefilte fish are only a few of the Jewish foods to have crossed into American culture and onto American plates. Rhapsody in Schmaltz traces the history and social impact of the cuisine that Yiddish-speaking Jews from Central and Eastern Europe brought to the U.S. and that their American descendants developed and refined. The book looks at how and where these dishes came to be, how they varied from region to region, the role they played in Jewish culture in Europe, and the role that they play in Jewish and more general American culture and foodways today. Rhapsody in Schmaltz traces the pathways of Jewish food from the Bible and Talmud, to Eastern Europe, to its popular landing pads in North America today. With an eye for detail and a healthy dose of humor, Michael Wex also examines how these impact modern culture, from temple to television. He looks at Diane Keaton's pastrami sandwich in Annie Hall, Andy Kaufman's stint as Latke on Taxi and Larry David's Passover seder on Curb Your Enthusiasm, shedding light on how Jewish food permeates our modern imaginations. Rhapsody in Schmaltz is a journey into the sociology, humor, history, and traditions of food and Judaism"-- Provided by publisher.
THE RICHEST MAN WHO EVER LIVED : THE LIFE AND TIMES OF JACOB FUGGER
"The life and times of the wealthiest man who ever lived--Jacob Fugger--the Renaissance banker who revolutionized the art of making money and established the radical idea of pursuing wealth for its own sake. Jacob Fugger lived in Germany at the turn of the sixteenth century, the grandson of a peasant. By the time he died, his fortune amounted to nearly two percent of European GDP. Not even John D. Rockefeller had that kind of wealth. Most people become rich by spotting opportunities, pioneering new technologies, or besting opponents in negotiations. Fugger did all that, but he had an extra quality that allowed him to rise even higher: nerve. In an era when kings had unlimited power, Fugger had the nerve to stare down heads of state and ask them to pay back their loans--with interest. It was this coolness and self-assurance, along with his inexhaustible ambition, that made him not only the richest man ever, but a force of history as well. Before Fugger came along it was illegal under church law to charge interest on loans, but he got the Pope to change that. He also helped trigger the Reformation and likely funded Magellan's circumnavigation of the globe. His creation of a news service, which gave him an information edge over his rivals and customers, earned Fugger a footnote in the history of journalism. And he took Austria's Habsburg family from being second-tier sovereigns to rulers of the first empire where the sun never set. The ultimate untold story, The Richest Man Who Ever Lived is more than a tale about the richest and most influential businessman of all time. It is a story about palace intrigue, knights in battle, family tragedy and triumph, and a violent clash between the 1 percent and everybody else. To understand our financial system and how we got it, it pays to understand Jacob Fugger"-- Provided by publisher.
RISE OF THE ROCKET GIRLS : THE WOMEN WHO PROPELLED US, FROM MISSILES TO THE MOON TO MARS
In the 1940s and 50s, when the newly minted Jet Propulsion Laboratory needed quick-thinking mathematicians to calculate velocities and plot trajectories, they didn't turn to male graduates. Rather, they recruited an elite group of young women who, with only pencil, paper, and mathematical prowess, transformed rocket design, helped bring about the first American satellites, and made the exploration of the solar system possible. For the first time, Rise of the Rocket Girls tells the stories of these women--known as "human computers"--who broke the boundaries of both gender and science. Based on extensive research and interviews with all the living members of the team, Rise of the Rocket Girls offers a unique perspective on the role of women in science: both where we've been, and the far reaches of space to which we're heading.
SAVE ROOM FOR PIE : FOOD SONGS AND CHEWY RUMINATIONS
by Blount, Roy, Jr., 1941- author.
641.3 BLO
As a lifelong eater, Blount and food always got along easy--he didn't have to think, he just ate. But food doesn't exist in a vacuum there's the global climate and the global economy to consider, not to mention Blount's chronic sinusitis, which constricts his sense of smell, and consequently his taste buds. So while he's always frowned on eating with an ulterior motive, times have changed.Save Room for Pie grapples with these and other food-related questions in Blount's signature style. Here you'll find lively meditations on everything from bacon froth to grapefruit, kobe beef to biscuits. You'll also find defenses of gizzards, mullet, okra, cane syrup, watermelon, and boiled peanuts an imagined dialogue between Adam and Eve in the Garden words and stories from Robert E. Lee, Louis Armstrong, and Frederick Douglass and of course some shampooed possums and carjacking turkeys. In poems and songs, limericks and fake (or sometimes true) news stories, Blount talks about food in surprising and innovative ways, with all the wit and verve that prompted Garrison Keillor, inThe Paris Review, to say: "Blount is the best. He can be literate, uncouth and soulful all in one sentence."
SCOTT STANDARD POSTAGE STAMP CATALOGUE
Presents a six-volume catalogue showing postage stamps from the United States, the United Nations, and the other countries of the world and their current values.
THE SLEEP REVOLUTION : TRANSFORMING YOUR LIFE, ONE NIGHT AT A TIME
by Huffington, Arianna Stassinopoulos, 1950- author.
613.794 HUF
"The editor-in-chief of The Huffington Post and best-selling author of Thrive evaluates the role of sleep as a cultural and historical unifier, the impact of sleep deprivation on health and the science community's recommendations for how to achieve more restorative sleep."-- Provided by publisher.
SLEEPING GIANT : HOW THE NEW WORKING CLASS WILL TRANSFORM AMERICA
"It's not your father's working class anymore. It's more female, more diverse racially, and it doesn't wear Carhartt's and a hard hat anymore. Sleeping Giant is the first major examination of this dynamic and increasingly activist class and the role it will play in our political and economic future. What does "working class" mean in today's America? Today's workers don't just man the assembly lines. They watch our children and aging parents, park our cars, screen our luggage, clean our offices and hotelrooms, cook our take-out meals and stock our store shelves. And they are blacker, browner, and more female than the old working class. They are not as organized, in terms of their unions and political clout, but they are demographically powerful and are awakening to that power. The new working class is indeed a "sleeping giant," and Tamara Draut will blend up-close-and-personal individual narratives with historical background and sophisticated analysis to explain how they are about to change America for the better"-- Provided by publisher.
SOUP FOR SYRIA : BUILDING PEACE THROUGH FOOD
by Massaad, Barbara Abdeni, compiler, photographer.
641.813 MAS
Food writer and photographer Massaad has compiled more than 30 soup recipes in an effort to help Syrian refugees. All profits from the sale of this book will be donated to nonprofits for food relief through the United Nation's UNHCR. Beginning with basic stock "beef, chicken, vegetable and corn" the collection moves on to noteworthy U.S. contributors' selections, such as Anthony Bourdain's soupe au pistou, Alice Water's carrot soup, Paula Wolfert's lentil and Swiss chard soup, and Mark Bittman's Korean-style beef or pork soup with rice. Recipes hail from around the globe, showcasing international flavors including the meal-worthy Turkish black-eyed pea soup with lamb and noodles, South American pumpkin soup, Indian lentil soup, and Greek chickpea soup with lemon and rosemary. Photography—particularly portraits, including many of children, plays a central role in the book, showcasing refugees in Lebanon, and quotes give statistics, sentiments, and important information about this exemplary project and the refugees' dire need for food relief.
SPAIN IN OUR HEARTS : AMERICANS IN THE SPANISH CIVIL WAR, 1936-1939
A sweeping history of the Spanish Civil War, told through nine American and British characters including Hemingway and George Orwell. It was a war between fascism, communism, and democracy that preceeded World War II, and a tale of idealism and a noble cause that failed.
THE STASH PLAN : YOUR 21-DAY GUIDE TO SHED WEIGHT, FEEL GREAT, AND TAKE CHARGE OF YOUR HEALTH
"A star of Orange Is the New Black and an integrative nutritionist outline a 21-day plan combining the latest in food science with time-tested dietary wisdom to counsel readers on how to sustain weight loss and achieve overall wellness."-- Provided by publisher.
THE STRUGGLE FOR SEA POWER : A NAVAL HISTORY OF THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION
"A fascinating new perspective on a great historical conundrum: how did thirteen isolated colonies defeat the world’s greatest war machine?" -- Provided by publisher.
STYLED : SECRETS FOR ARRANGING ROOMS, FROM TABLETOPS TO BOOKSHELVES
The ultimate guide to thinking like a stylist, with 1,000 design ideas for creating the most beautiful, personal, and livable rooms.
SUCCESS AND LUCK : GOOD FORTUNE AND THE MYTH OF MERITOCRACY
by Frank, Robert H, author.
650.1 FRA
SWEET THEFT : A POET
by McClatchy, J. D., 1945- author.
811.54 MCC
TERRIFIC T-SHIRT QUILTS : TURN TEES INTO TREASURED QUILTS
"Transform your favorite tees into a fantastic quilt--even tiny infant tees, sweatshirts, sports jerseys, and super-stretchy dance wear can be part of the mix! Extra-large logos? Pockets and embellishments? No problem! Create a personal treasure or a one-of-a-kind gift that will be cherished for years to come"-- Provided by publisher.
THERE IS LIFE AFTER COLLEGE : WHAT PARENTS AND STUDENTS SHOULD KNOW ABOUT NAVIGATING SCHOOL TO PREPARE FOR THE JOBS OF TOMORROW
"There Is Life After College offers students, parents, and even recent graduates the practical advice and insight they need to jumpstart their careers. Education expert Jeffrey Selingo answers key questions—Why is the transition to post-college life so difficult for many recent graduates? How can graduates market themselves to employers that are reluctant to provide on-the-job training? What can institutions and individuals do to end the current educational and economic stalemate?—and offers a practical step-by-step plan every young professional can follow. From the end of high school through college graduation, he lays out exactly what students need to do to acquire the skills companies want."-- Provided by publisher.
TILL WE HAVE BUILT JERUSALEM : ARCHITECTS OF A NEW CITY
by Hoffman, Adina, author.
ARCH 720.956 HOF
"Equal parts biographical puzzle, architectural meditation, and probing detective story, Adina Hoffman's Till We Have Built Jerusalem offers a prismatic view into one of the world's most beloved and troubled cities. Panoramic yet intimate, this portrait of three architects who helped build modern Jerusalem is also a gripping exploration of the ways in which politics and aesthetics clash in a place of constant conflict. The book opens with the arrival in 1930s Jerusalem of the celebrated Berlin architect Erich Mendelsohn, who, as a refugee from Hitler's Germany, has to reckon with a complex new Middle Eastern reality. Next we meet Austen St. Barbe Harrison, Palestine's chief government architect from 1922 to 1937. Steeped in the traditions of Byzantine and Islamic building, he's forced to work in the often stifling and violent context of British rule. And in the riveting final section, Hoffman herself sets out through the battered streets of today's Jerusalem looking for traces of a possibly Greek, possibly Arab architect named Spyro Houris. Once renowned around town, Houris is now utterly forgotten, though his buildings still stand, a ghostly testimony to his presence. A beautifully written rumination on memory and forgetting, place and displacement, Till We Have Built Jerusalem uncovers ramifying levels of one great city's buried history as it asks what it means, everywhere, to be foreign and to belong"-- Provided by publisher.;"A cultural history of Jerusalem under the British Mandate, focusing on the tensions between its architecture and its political divisions"-- Provided by publisher.
TOM PAINE
by Gray, Edward G., 1964- author.
623.67 GRA
"The little-known story of the architectural project that lay at the heart of Paine's grand political vision for the United States. Thomas Jefferson praised Tom Paine as the greatest political writer of the age. The author of 'Common Sense' and Rights of Man, Paine helped make revolutions in America and France. But beyond his inspiring calls to action, Paine harbored a deeper political vision for his adopted country. It was embodied in an architectural project that he spent decades planning: an iron bridge to span the Schuylkill River at Philadelphia. The bridge was Paine's answer to the political puzzle of the new nation: how to sustain a republic as large and geographically fragmented as the United States. Among its patrons were other giants of the time, including Benjamin Franklin and Edmund Burke, Paine's ideological opponent. Set against the background of the American Revolution, the story of his iron bridge reveals a new Tom Paine and connects this revolutionary to the vast program of internal improvements that soon transformed America"--Provided by publisher.
TONI TENNILLE : A MEMOIR
by Tennille, Toni, author.
B TENNILLE
An icon of American music chronicles her life, from her childhood in the segregated South to her thrilling rise to fame in the world of pop music to where she is now, revealing the truth behind her seemingly unbreakable marriage and her fight against the controlling and often bizarre behavior of her emotionally inaccessible husband.
TRUE CRIMES : A FAMILY ALBUM
by Harrison, Kathryn, author.
B HARRISON
A collection of illuminating essays by the best-selling author of Enchantments explores such topics as the loss of a beloved in-law, her struggles with telling her children the truth about Santa and the Tooth Fairy and her painful experiences with incest.
UNDER NEW MANAGEMENT : HOW LEADING ORGANIZATIONS ARE UPENDING BUSINESS AS USUAL
Drawing on decades of research, challenges many of the established principles of business management, proving that they are outdated, outmoded, or simply don't work, and urges companies to implement new ways to enhance productivity and morale.
UNRELENTING : THE REAL STORY : HORSES, BRIGHT LIGHTS, AND MY PURSUIT OF EXCELLENCE
"If there is one name in the American equestrian story that everyone knows, it is George Morris. A horse lover, rider, carouser, competitor, taskmaster, dreamer, teacher, and visionary, George Morris has been ever-present on the rarified stage of the international riding elite for most of the 70 years he's been in the saddle. He has represented our country as an athlete and a coach and, at one time or another, instructed many of our nation's best horsemen and women. His carefully chosen, perfectly enunciated words are notoriously powerful. They can raise you up or cut you to the quick. His approval can be a rainmaker his derision can end a career. But as much as people know and respect (or, perhaps, fear) the public face of George Morris, he has lived, in other ways, a remarkably private life, keeping his own personal struggles with insecurity, with ambition, and with love behind closed doors. It is only now that he has chosen, in his own words, to share the totality of his life-the very public and the incredibly private-with the world. This engrossing autobiography, the real story of the godlike George Morris, beautifully demonstrates his ultimate humanity. "-- Provided by publisher.;"George H. Morris, "The Godfather" of American horse sport, shares the fascinating story of his life. This is the autobiography of the most powerful man in the US equestrian world, tracing his rise, his struggles, and the evolution of horse sport on both a national and international scale"-- Provided by publisher.
THE VANISHING AMERICAN CORPORATION : NAVIGATING THE HAZARDS OF A NEW ECONOMY
by Davis, Gerald F. (Gerald Fredrick), 1961- author.
338.74 DAV
VIRTUAL BILLIONS : THE GENIUS, THE DRUG LORD, AND THE IVY LEAGUE TWINS BEHIND THE RISE OF BITCOIN
"Bitcoin, the digital currency, was introduced in 2009 with little fanfare five years later, shocking the world, it was worth $14 billion. This book explores the cyber currency by focusing on the remarkable stories and intriguing personalities ofthose responsible for its sudden success: Satoshi Nakamoto, the reclusive and anonymous genius who created Bitcoin Ross Ulbricht, aka the Dread Pirate Roberts."
VITAMIN N : THE ESSENTIAL GUIDE TO A NATURE-RICH LIFE
by Louv, Richard, author.
155.91 LOU
"From the bestselling authority on connecting children with nature, a one-of-a-kind guidebook chock-full of practical ideas, advice, and inspiration for creating a nature-rich life--for kids and grown-ups alike." -- Provided by publisher.
WE THE PEOPLE : THE MODERN-DAY FIGURES WHO HAVE RESHAPED AND AFFIRMED THE FOUNDING FATHERS
In We the People, renown journalist, Fox political analyst, and bestselling author Juan Williams examines the lives of the men and women in the 20th century who have extended the Founding Fathers' original vision of the country and reshaped what America is.
WHAT I TOLD MY DAUGHTER : LESSONS FROM LEADERS ON RAISING THE NEXT GENERATION OF EMPOWERED WOMEN
A "diverse group of women--from Madeleine Albright To Ruth Bader Ginsburg, from Dr. Susan Love to Whoopi Goldberg and more...reflect on the best advice and conusel they have given their daughters either by example, throughout their lives, or in character-building, teachable moments between parent and child."--Book jacket.
WHAT
"Houseplants add style, clean the air, and bring nature indoors. But they are often plagued with problems--aphids, mealybugs, mites, and thrips to name just a few. What's Wrong With My Houseplant? shows you how to keep indoor plants healthy by first teaching you how to identify the problem. This hardworking guide includes plant profiles for 148 plants organized by type, visual keys to the most of common problems, and the related organic solutions that will lead to a healthy plant. This easy-to-navigate book is for anyone who loves and has struggled with their indoor plants--it will turn even the brownest thumbs green!, "--Amazon.com.
THE WHOLE HARMONIUM : THE LIFE OF WALLACE STEVENS
by Mariani, Paul L., author.
B STEVENS
"A perceptive, insightful biography of perhaps the most important American poet of the twentieth century, Wallace Stevens, by an accomplished biographer and poet who traces Stevens's lifelong artistic quest"-- Provided by publisher.
WORLDS ELSEWHERE : JOURNEYS AROUND SHAKESPEARE
by Dickson, Andrew, 1979- author.
822.33 DIC
"There are 83 copies of the First Folio in a vault beneath Capitol Hill, the world's largest collection. Well over 150 Indian movies are based on Shakespeare's plays-more than in any other nation. If current trends continue, there will soon be more high-school students reading The Merchant of Venice in Mandarin Chinese than in early-modern English. Why did this happen-and how? Ranging ambitiously across four continents and 400 years, Worlds Elsewhere is an eye-opening account of how Shakespeare went global. Seizing inspiration from the playwright's own fascination with travel, foreignness and distant worlds, Dickson takes us on an extraordinary journey-from Hamlet performed by English actors tramping through Poland in the early 1600s to twenty-first century Shanghai, where Shashibiya survived Mao's Cultural Revolution to become an honored Chinese author. En route we visit Nazi Germany, where Shakespeare became an unlikely favorite, and delve into the history of Bollywood, where Shakespearian stories helped give birth to Indian cinema. In Johannesburg, we discover how Shakespeare was enlisted into the fight to end apartheid. In California, we encounter him as the most popular playwright of the American frontier. Both a cultural history and a literary travelogue, the first of its kind, Worlds Elsewhere explores how Shakespeare became the world's writer, and how his works have changed beyond all recognition during the journey"-- Provided by publisher.
THE YOGAFIT ATHLETE : UP YOUR GAME WITH SPORT-SPECIFIC POSES TO BUILD STRENGTH, FLEXIBILITY, AND BALANCE
"Bring the strength and breathing power of yoga to the sports you love--and seriously up your game! Yoga routines designed specifically for swimming, running, cycling, golf, tennis, baseball, football, volleyball, basketball, skiing, snowboarding, weight lifting, kickboxing, boxing, CrossFit, and more! "Your body can either help you achieve your goals or get in the way of you living your best life. By practicing yoga and meditation, you can make your body work with you, not against you."--Beth Shaw. Whether you're a professional athlete, a weekend warrior, or a pick-up game enthusiast, yoga can dramatically affect your athletic performance and improve your alignment, balance, core stability, strength, flexibility, agility, endurance, lung capacity, and mobility. In this motivating and practical guide, celebrated fitness expert Beth Shaw provides short, sport-specific yoga routines designed to help counter tight muscles, overuse injuries, and musculature imbalances. By adding a quick yoga routine to any workout, you will increase your overall strength and health, and achieve your personal best. Inside you'll find fully illustrated, sport-specific yoga routines that engage the core, enhance your play, and reduce the risk of injury, essential warm-up and cool-down movements to complement any athletic endeavor, simple breathing exercises to steady your breath and calm your nerves during competition, meditation techniques to help clear your mind and bring laser focus to your goals, guided imagery and visualization exercises to improve performance, strategies for coaching yourself and others"-- Provided by publisher.
ZENDOODLE : MEDITATIVE DRAWING TO CALM YOUR INNER SELF
by Schaadt, Susanne, author.
741.2 SCH
Shares instructions for a series of meditative drawing exercises based on intricate and repetitive patterns, which calm the mind and enhance creativity.

 

 

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