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"OUR BUMS" : THE BROOKLYN DODGERS IN HISTORY, MEMORY AND POPULAR CULTURE
" This book fills the void in Dodgers scholarship, exploring their impact on popular culture, revealing lesser-known details of the team's history. Drawing on archival documents, contemporary press accounts and fan interviews, the author brings to life the magic of the Dodgers, chronicling in detail the genesis, glory and demise of the team that changed baseball--and America"-- Provided by publisher.
3D PRINTING AND CNC FABRICATION WITH SKETCHUP
by Cline, Lydia Sloan, auth.
621.988 CLI
ALWAYS HUNGRY? : CONQUER CRAVINGS, RETRAIN YOUR FAT CELLS, AND LOSE WEIGHT PERMANENTLY
"Inspired by the New York Times op-ed "Always Hungry," ALWAYS HUNGRY? will change everything readers ever thought about weight loss, diet, and health. Groundbreaking new research shows that calorie counting does not work for weight loss: one diet causes weight gain whereas another diet with the same calorie count doesn't. It's your fat cells that are to blame for causing excessive hunger and increased weight. By eating the wrong foods, our fat cells are triggered to take in too many calories for themselves, setting off a dangerous chain reaction of increased appetite and a slower metabolism. Now, Harvard Medical School's David Ludwig, MD, PhD, offers an impeccably researched diet that will turn dieting on its head, teaching readers to reprogram their fat cells, tame hunger, boost metabolism, and lose weight--for good"-- Provided by publisher.
AN AMERICAN CAKEWALK : TEN SYNCOPATORS OF THE MODERN WORLD
by Papanikolas, Zeese, author.
973.5 PAP
ARDENNES 1944 : HITLER
by Beevor, Antony, 1946- author.
940.5421 BEE
"On 16 December, 1944, Hitler launched his 'last gamble' in the snow-covered forests and gorges of the Ardennes. He believed he could split the Allies by driving all the way to Antwerp, then force the Canadians and the British out of the war. Although his generals were doubtful of success, younger officers and NCOs were desperate to believe that their homes and families could be saved from the vengeful Red Army approaching from the east. Many were exultant at the prospect of striking back. The Ardennes offensive, with more than a million men involved, became the greatest battle of the war in western Europe" -- Book jacket.
THE ART OF DISNEY-PIXAR INSIDE OUT
by Docter, Pete.
791.4372 DOC
Gathers drawings, paintings, computer art--even clay figures--that were produced as part of the process of creating the ideas and the look of the animated film "Inside Out."
THE ART OF ROBERT E  MCGINNIS
by McGinnis, Robert E., author, artist.
Q 751.13 MCG
"Robert E. McGinnis began his career in 1947 as a cartoonist, and produced his first cover illustrations for 1956 issues of the magazines True Detective and Master Detective. Then in 1958, he painted his first paperback book cover, and from that day forward his work was in demand. The emergence of the 'McGinnis woman' - long-legged, intelligent, alluring, and enigmatic - established him as the go-to artist for detective novels" --Jacket flap.
THE ART OF STAR WARS, THE FORCE AWAKENS
by Szostak, Phil, author.
791.43 SZO
Featuring exclusive interviews with the entire creative team of "Star Wars, The Force Awakens," a visual collection includes hundreds of works of art, including production paintings, concept sketches, storyboards, blueprints, and matte paintings.
BASIC MARQUETRY AND BEYOND : EXPERT TECHNIQUES FOR CRAFTING BEAUTIFUL IMAGES WITH VENEER & INLAY
While it's been around for centuries, the craft of marquetry -- the use of veneers and inlay to embellish a woodworking project or to create a beautiful image -- is as popular and relevant as ever. During today's tighter economic and environmentally conscious times, veneers offer a rich, but inexpensive, option for creating stunning works while preserving precious forests. Veneer is also extremely easy to work with and requires nothing more than a simple scroll or hand-held fret saw. Best of all, working with marquetry is extremely safe and requires no dedicated workshop a garage, kitchen, or any other small space works fine. Basic Marquetry and Beyond is for the enthusiastic woodworker, crafter, or maker who is ready to explore this fascinating process. With over twenty projects and the expert guidance of two of today's top marquetry experts, Ken Horner and David Pike, Basic Marquetry and Beyond provides everything needed to master veneer and inlays while designing pictures and making projects such as boxes, coasters, platters, and bowls truly beautiful and unique. With over 250 photos, full-size patterns, and straight-forward instructions, Basic Marquetry and Beyond takes the reader step-by-step through each project rendering what might appear complicated as a very simple task. Most important, Basic Marquetry and Beyond makes understanding patterns easy while taking all the guesswork out of the selecting veneers. By the end of Basic Marquetry and Beyond, any beginner will feel like a seasoned pro while the advanced crowd will now doubt discover new ideas and techniques for their marquetry skill-set. Basic Marquetry and Beyond is a must-have reference for all woodworkers, crafters, and makers who want to create original art or inexpensively and beautifully embellish their finished projects.
BECOME A FAT-BURNING MACHINE : THE 12-WEEK DIET
by Berland, Mike, author.
613.25 BER
A weight-loss success story teams up with his trainer, a former Olympic triathlon coach, to demonstrate how to lose weight, stay fit, and perform better.
BECOMING NICOLE : THE TRANSFORMATION OF AN AMERICAN FAMILY
by Nutt, Amy Ellis, author.
306.768 NUT
"The Maines were a middle-class, hard-working, politically conservative New England couple whose lives felt complete when they adopted identical twin sons. As toddlers, Jonas was the son Kelly and Wayne Maines expected, but Wyatt was only interested in girls' clothes and toys. By age five, this conflict was tearing Wyatt--and the family--apart. Today, Wyatt is Nicole. She and Jonas are now graduating from high school. This is the story of a journey that could have destroyed a family, but instead united them. It's the story of a mother whose instincts told her her child needed love and help. It's the story of a Republican, NRA-member father who overcame confusion and fear to become a vocal advocate of trans rights. It's the story of a brother who always loved and accepted his sister. And, especially, it's the story of a young girl who found the courage to be herself. "-- Provided by publisher.
A BEGINNER
by Massey, Peter, author.
738.5 MAS
A stylish and simple guide to creating original decorative mosaics for the home.
BEST FOOD WRITING
614.3 BES
BETTER HOMES AND GARDENS I DIDN
Features over 150 unique and delicious recipes that can be surprisingly made with a crock pot, including cheesecake, quiches, lasagna, yogurt, party mix, steel-cut oats, cakes, candies, breads and snacks.
BLACK BOX THINKING : THE SURPRISING TRUTH ABOUT SUCCESS (AND WHY SOME PEOPLE NEVER LEARN FROM THEIR MISTAKES)
"Nobody wants to fail. But in highly complex organizations, success can happen only when we confront our mistakes, learn from our own version of a black box, and create a climate where it's safe to fail.   We all have to endure failure from time to time, whether it's underperforming at a job interview, flunking an exam, or losing a pickup basketball game. But for people working in safety-critical industries, getting it wrong can have deadly consequences. Consider the shocking fact that preventable medical error is the third-biggest killer in the United States, causing more than 400,000 deaths every year. More people die from mistakes made by doctors and hospitals than from traffic accidents. And most of those mistakes are never made public, because of malpractice settlements with nondisclosure clauses. For a dramatically different approach to failure, look at aviation. Every passenger aircraft in the world is equipped with an almost indestructible black box. Whenever there's any sort of mishap, major or minor, the box is opened, the data is analyzed, and experts figure out exactly what went wrong. Then the facts are published and procedures are changed, so that the same mistakes won't happen again. By applying this method in recent decades, the industry has created an astonishingly good safety record. Few of us put lives at risk in our daily work as surgeons and pilots do, but we all have a strong interest in avoiding predictable and preventable errors. So why don't we all embrace the aviation approach to failure rather than the health-care approach? As Matthew Syed shows in this eye-opening book, the answer is rooted in human psychology and organizational culture. Syed argues that the most important determinant of success in any field is an acknowledgment of failure and a willingness to engage with it. Yet most of us are stuck in a relationship with failure that impedes progress, halts innovation, and damages our careers and personal lives. We rarely acknowledge or learn from failure--even though we
BONE DEEP BROTH : HEALING PROPERTIES WITH BONE BROTH
by Chen, Taylor, author.
641.813 CHE
Describes how to create bone broth from beef, pork, poultry, or fish bones, and provides nutritious recipes featuring bone broth, including gingered borscht, poached eggs in tomato and bone broth sauce, spicy prawn stew, and Malaysian laksa.
THE BRAIN : [THE STORY OF YOU]
by Eagleman, David, author.
HEALTH 612.82 EAG
"Locked in the silence and darkness of your skull, your brain fashions the rich narratives of your reality and your identity. Join renowned neuroscientist David Eagleman for a journey into the questions at the mysterious heart of our existence. What is reality? Who are "you"? How do you make decisions? Why does your brain need other people? How is technology poised to change what it means to be human? In the course of his investigations, Eagleman guides us through the world of extreme sports, criminal justice, facial expressions, genocide, brain surgery, gut feelings, robotics, and the search for immortality. Strap in for a whistle-stop tour into the inner cosmos. In the infinitely dense tangle of billions of brain cells and their trillions of connections, something emerges that you might not have expected to see in there: you. This is the story of how your life shapes your brain, and how your brain shapes your life. (A companion to the six-part PBS series. Color illustrations throughout.)"-- Provided by publisher.
BULLETPROOF: THE COOKBOOK : LOSE UP TO A POUND A DAY, INCREASE YOUR ENERGY, AND END YOUR CRAVINGS FOR GOOD
"Bulletproof: The Cookbook picks up where the diet plan leaves off, arming you with 125 recipes to stay Bulletproof for life and never get bored. Famous for his butter-laden Bulletproof Coffee, Dave packs the book with the delicious, filling meals he uses to maintain his weight loss and sustain his boundless energy. Once you get your hands on these mouthwatering recipes, you'll be hungry for more--and this book is just what you'll reach for. The Bulletproof lifestyle is your blueprint to a supercharged life."-- Amazon.com.
BUT ENOUGH ABOUT ME : A MEMOIR
by Reynolds, Burt, author.
B REYNOLDS
"Burt Reynolds has been a movie star for over five decades, known for his legendary performances, sex-symbol status, and storied Hollywood romances. In his long career of stardom, he has seen it all. But Enough About Me tells his story through the people he's encountered on his extraordinary journey."-- Dust jacket.
BUT YOU DID NOT COME BACK
by Loridan, Marceline, 1928-
940.5318 LOR
In But You Did Not Come Back, Marceline writes back to her father. The book is a letter to the man she would never know as an adult, to the person whose death overshadowed her whole life. As an advocate for Algerian independence and a documentary film-maker in the 1970s and 80s, working in China and Vietnam, Marceline ultimately found a vocation, but the all-consuming loss of her father never diminished in its intensity.
THE CABARET OF PLANTS : FORTY THOUSAND YEARS OF PLANT LIFE AND THE HUMAN IMAGINATION
A rich, sweeping, and wonderfully readable work of botanical history, The Cabaret of Plants explores dozens of plant species that for millennia have challenged our imaginations, awoken our wonder, and upturned our ideas about history, science, beauty, and belief. Going back to the beginnings of human history, Mabey shows how flowers, trees, and plants have been central to human experience not just as sources of food and medicine but as objects of worship, actors in creation myths, and symbols of war and peace, life and death.
CATCHING THE SKY : TWO BROTHERS, ONE FAMILY, AND OUR DREAM TO FLY
The Moore brothers, with their boundary-exploding athleticism, innovation and appetite for risk, became stars on the burgeoning freestyle ATV and snowmobile circuits. If it had wheels, they could flip it often higher and better than anyone else leading a band of pioneers intent on breaking new ground and in a new sport before multitudes of fans at the X Games and beyond. In this vivid, page-turning narrative, Colten Moore offers a profound and deeply moving perspective on his life and that of his brother. Catching the Sky is a clear-eyed look at extreme sports, what drives people to take wild chances, and how one man, Colten, couldn't stop even after the worst possible outcome. His story reminds us that we can dream and sometimes achieve the impossible, that we can follow our own path, that we can lose something, lose everything, only to find it again often in the most unlikely place.
CHOOSE YOUR RETIREMENT : FIND THE RIGHT PATH TO YOUR NEW ADVENTURE
"Uncover the truth about planning for retirement! From financial advisors and pundits on television to colleagues and family members, everyone has something to say about retirement. But how much of it is true? Whether you're looking to move into a senior living community or travel the world, Choose Your Retirement shows you how to realistically prepare for the future you desire. Inside, you will find expert advice for choosing the best retirement path for you and your family as well as information on common myths like: You will only need 80 percent of your current income in retirement, Medicare will cover all your health-care needs, Switching investments over to bonds is the safest retirement option, Social Security will run out in 2037, leaving millions without their promised benefits. Filled with hundreds of facts about retiring, Choose Your Retirement helps you set attainable financial goals and plan for the retirement--and life--you've always wanted"-- Provided by publisher.
THE COMPLETE COOK
Recipes from all eight seasons of the TV show Cook's country are captured into one colorful volume to teach you foolproof methods for making great American meals.
THE CONFIDENCE GAME : WHY WE FALL FOR IT    EVERY TIME
by Konnikova, Maria, author.
364.163 KON
Explores the psyches, motives, and methods of con artists to reveal why they are consistently successful, identifying common hallmarks of cons to share additional insights into the relationship between artists and victims.
DAYS OF OUR LIVES : 50 YEARS
by Meng, Greg.
791.45 MEN
Beginning with rare black-and-white historical photos and including a wealth of rare full-color photos, this is a spectacular journey highlighting iconic characters and beloved stories over 50 years.
DEATH
In the tradition of Being Mortal, Brandy Schillace looks at what we can learn from the incredibly diverse ways in which humans have dealt with mortality in different times and places Death is something we all confront, it touches our families, our homes, our hearts. And yet we have grown used to denying its existence, treating it as an enemy to be beaten back with medical advances. We are living at a unique point in human history. People are living longer than ever, yet the longer we live, the more taboo and alien our mortality becomes. Yet we, and our loved ones, still remain mortal. People today still struggle with this fact, as we have done throughout our entire history. What led us to this point? What drove us to sanitize death and make it foreign and unfamiliar? Schillace shows how talking about death, and the rituals associated with it, can help provide answers. It also brings us closer together, conversation and community are just as important for living as for dying. Some of the stories are strikingly unfamiliar others are far more familiar than you might suppose. But all reveal much about the present, and about ourselves.
THE DEEP STATE : THE FALL OF THE CONSTITUTION AND THE RISE OF A SHADOW GOVERNMENT
"The New York Times bestselling author of The Party Is Over delivers a no-holds-barred, House of Cards-style expose of who really wields power in Washington. Mike Lofgren is back with a book perfectly pitched for the frenzied circus of the primaries. His argument this time is that for all of the backstabbing and money grubbing of the campaign season, the politicians we elect have as little ability to shift policy as Communist party apparatchiks. Welcome to Mike Lofgren's Washington, D.C.--a This Town, where the political theater that is endlessly tweeted and blogged about has nothing to do with actual decision making. The real work gets done behind the scenes by invisible bureaucrats working for the vast web of agencies that actually dictate our foreign policy, defense posture, and security decisions. Have you ever wondered why Obama's policies look so much like Bush's? Seek no further: Hillary v. Jeb is just window dressing. Actual power lies in the Deep State, Washington's shadowy power elite, in the pockets of corporate interests and dependent on the moguls of Silicon Valley, whose data-collecting systems enable the U.S. government to spy on our every move, swipe, and click. Drawing on insider knowledge gleaned in his three decades on the Hill, Lofgren offers a provocative wake-up call to Americans and urges them to fight to reinstate the basic premise of the Constitution"--
DEEP WORK : RULES FOR FOCUSED SUCCESS IN A DISTRACTED WORLD
"One of the most valuable skills in our economy is becoming increasingly rare. If you master this skill, you'll achieve extraordinary results. Deep work is the ability to focus without distraction on a cognitively demanding task. It's a skill that allows you to quickly master complicated information and produce better results in less time. Deep work will make you better at what you do and provide the sense of true fulfillment that comes from craftsmanship. In short, deep work is like a super power in our increasingly competitive twenty-first century economy. And yet, most people have lost the ability to go deep-spending their days instead in a frantic blur of e-mail and social media, not even realizing there's a better way. In DEEP WORK, author and professor Cal Newport flips the narrative on impact in a connected age. Instead of arguing distraction is bad, he instead celebrates the power of its opposite. Dividing this book into two parts, he first makes the case that in almost any profession, cultivating a deep work ethic will produce massive benefits. He then presents a rigorous training regimen, presented as a series of four "rules," for transforming your mind and habits to support this skill. A mix of cultural criticism and actionable advice, DEEP WORK takes the reader on a journey through memorable stories-from Carl Jung building a stone tower in the woods to focus his mind, to a social media pioneer buying a round-trip business class ticket to Tokyo to write a book free from distraction in the air-and no-nonsense advice, such as the claim that most serious professionals should quit social media and that you should practice being bored. DEEP WORK is an indispensable guide to anyone seeking focused success in a distracted world"-- Provided by publisher.
THE DEFENDER : HOW THE LEGENDARY BLACK NEWSPAPER CHANGED AMERICA : FROM THE AGE OF THE PULLMAN PORTERS TO THE AGE OF OBAMA
"Draws on interviews and extensive archival research to tell the story of "The Defender," a great black Chicago newspaper whose pages helped elect mayors and presidents and were filled with columns by legends like Ida B. Wells and Martin Luther King."-- Provided by publisher.
DEFENDERS OF THE UNBORN : THE PRO-LIFE MOVEMENT BEFORE ROE V  WADE
"On April 16, 1972, ten thousand people gathered in Central Park to protest New York's liberal abortion law. Emotions ran high, reflecting the nation's extreme polarization over abortion. Yet the divisions did not fall neatly along partisan or religious lines-the assembled protesters were far from a bunch of fire-breathing culture warriors. In Defenders of the Unborn, Daniel K. Williams reveals the hidden history of the pro-life movement in America, showing that a cause that many see as reactionary and anti-feminist began as a liberal crusade for human rights. For decades, the media portrayed the pro-life movement as a Catholic cause, but by the time of the Central Park rally, that stereotype was already hopelessly outdated. The kinds of people in attendance at pro-life rallies ranged from white Protestant physicians, to young mothers, to African American Democratic legislators-even the occasional member of Planned Parenthood. One of New York City's most vocal pro-life advocates was a liberal Lutheran minister who was best known for his civil rights activism and his protests against the Vietnam War. The language with which pro-lifers championed their cause was not that of conservative Catholic theology, infused with attacks on contraception and women's sexual freedom. Rather, they saw themselves as civil rights crusaders, defending the inalienable right to life of a defenseless minority: the unborn fetus. It was because of this grounding in human rights, Williams argues, that the right-to-life movement gained such momentum in the early 1960s. Indeed, pro-lifers were winning the battle before Roe v. Wade changed the course of history. Through a deep investigation of previously untapped archives, Williams presents the untold story of New Deal-era liberals who forged alliances with a diverse array of activists, Republican and Democrat alike, to fight for what they saw as a human rights cause. Provocative and insightful, Defenders of the Unborn is a must-read for anyone who craves a deeper understanding ofa highly;"Abortion is the most divisive issue in America's culture wars, seemingly creating a clear division between conservative members of the Religious Right and people who align themselves with socially and politically liberal causes. In Defenders of the Unborn, historian Daniel K. Williams complicates the history of abortion debates in the United States by offering a detailed, engagingly written narrative of the pro-life movement's mid-twentieth-century origins. He explains that the movement began long before Roe v. Wade, and traces its fifty-year history to explain how and why abortion politics have continued to polarize the nation up to the present day"-- Provided by publisher.
DEMOCRACY IN BLACK : HOW RACE STILL ENSLAVES THE AMERICAN SOUL
by Glaude, Eddie S., Jr., 1968- author.
305.896 GLA
"A powerful polemic on the state of black America that savages the idea of a post-racial society America's great promise of equality has always rung hollow in the ears of African Americans. But today the situation has grown even more dire. From the murders of black youth by the police, to the dismantling of the Voting Rights Act, to the disaster visited upon poor and middle-class black families by the Great Recession, it is clear that black America faces an emergency--at the very moment the election of the first black president has prompted many to believe we've solved America's race problem. Democracy in Black is Eddie S. Glaude Jr.'s impassioned response. Part manifesto, part history, part memoir, it argues that we live in a country founded on a "value gap"--with white lives valued more than others--that still distorts our politics today. Whether discussing why all Americans have racial habits that reinforce inequality, why black politics based on the civil-rights era have reached a dead end, or why only remaking democracy from the ground up can bring real change, Glaude crystallizes the untenable position of black America--and offers thoughts on a better way forward. Forceful in ideas and unsettling in its candor, Democracy In Black is a landmark book on race in America, one that promises to spark wide discussion as we move toward the end of our first black presidency"-- Provided by publisher.
DESIGN : THE DEFINITIVE VISUAL HISTORY
by Wilkes, Angela, seniot editor.
Q 745.4 DES
Design: The Definitive Visual History is a gorgeous visual celebration of design across the decades. Find out all about the major design movements of the last 150 years from Arts and Crafts to Bauhaus and browse through the beautiful image catalogues of everything from glassware to posters and typography to chairs. Arranged chronologically, from 1850 to the present day, follow the fascinating evolution of how design has influenced the look and functionality of the objects we use every day from telephones and cameras to toys, furniture and fashion. With profiles of iconic designers such as Alvar Aalto, Frank Gehry and Philippe Starck and stunning images of buildings and interiors, Design: The Definitive Visual History is a true celebration of classic design and the perfect package for design lovers.
by Fernstrom, Madelyn H., author.
HEALTH 615.7045 FER
"Provides an easy-to-use guide for anyone taking a medication and foods to avoid that can interfere with the action of the medication, in a book that also includes information on interactions with vitamins, minerals and other daily supplements."-- Provided by publisher.
DON
Takes you, the patient, from being a victim to being in charge by developing self-confidence and choosing the right doctor for you while walking out on the wrong ones.
THE DOUBLE LIFE OF FIDEL CASTRO : MY 17 YEARS AS PERSONAL BODYGUARD TO EL LíDER MáXIMO
In The Double Life of Fidel Castro, one of Castro's soldiers of 17 years breaks his silence and shares his memoir of years of service, and eventual imprisonment and torture for displeasing the notorious dictator, and his dramatic escape from Cuba.
THE DOUBLE LIFE OF LAURENCE OLIPHANT : VICTORIAN PILGRIM AND PROPHET
Laurence Oliphant lived one of the most remarkable lives of the Victorian era, dedicated to making a real difference for his fellow man, sometimes in very unconventional ways. At the age of 38, Laurence Oliphant, a successful Victorian writer, diplomat and Member of Parliament gave up his glittering career to join an American cult for a life of hard physical labor and sexual mysticism. Then, in his 50's, Oliphant along with his beautiful wife Alice le Strange spent their final years working to save refugees by establishing a Jewish homeland in Palestine.
DYNASTY : THE RISE AND FALL OF THE HOUSE OF CAESAR
by Holland, Tom, author.
937.07 HOL
The follow-up to Rubicon picks up with the murder of Julius Caesar and vividly depicts the intrigue, murder, ambition and treachery of Emperors Augustus, Tiberius, Caligula, Claudius and Nero.
THE ENTITLEMENT CURE : FINDING SUCCESS IN DOING HARD THINGS THE RIGHT WAY
by Townsend, John Sims, 1952- author.
248.4 TOW
Shares strategies for breaking free from an entitlement mindset in order to tackle challenges, resolve obstacles, find success, and help others do the same.
ESSENTIAL EMERIL : FAVORITE RECIPES AND HARD-WON WISDOM FROM A LIFE IN THE KITCHEN
"In Essential Emeril, the iconic chef, Emeril Lagasse, goes back to basics, presenting more than 130 recipes that defined his award-winning career, each tested and perfected for today's home cook. Dishes such as Crab and Corn Fritters with Fresh Corn Mayo, Roasted Portuguese Pork Loin With Potatoes and Homemade Pimenta Moida, and White Chocolate Bread Pudding With Toasted Macadamia Caramel Sauce reflect a lifetime of lessons in technique, showcasing the big flavor for which he is known and his continued evolution in the kitchen. Emeril is at the reader's elbow throughout, offering valuable tips and step-by-step photo tutorials to ensure flawless results."--provided by publisher.
EVERY PERSON IN NEW YORK  VOLUME 1
by Polan, Jason, 1982- artist.
741.973 POL
"Jason Polan is on a mission to draw every person in New York, from cab drivers to celebrities. He draws people eating at Taco Bell, admiring paintings at the Museum of Modern Art, and sleeping on the subway. With a foreword by Kristen Wiig, Every Person in New York, Volume 1 collects thousands of Polan's energetic drawings in one chunky book. As full as a phone book and as invigorating as a walk down a bustling New York street, this is a new kind of love letter to a beloved city and the people who live there." - Provided by publisher.
EXCELLENT DAUGHTERS : THE SECRET LIVES OF YOUNG WOMEN WHO ARE TRANSFORMING THE ARAB WORLD
"For more than a decade, Katherine Zoepf has lived in or traveled throughout the Arab world, reporting on the lives of women, whose role in the region has never been more in flux. Only a generation ago, female adolescence as we know it in the West did not exist in the Middle East. There were only children and married women. Today, young Arab women outnumber men in universities, and a few are beginning to face down religious and social tradition in order to live independently, to delay marriage, and to pursue professional goals. Hundreds of thousands of devout girls and women are attending Qur'anic schools--and using the training to argue for greater rights and freedoms from an Islamic perspective. And, in 2011, young women helped to lead antigovernment protests in the Arab Spring. But their voices have not been heard. Their stories have not been told. In Syria before its civil war she documents a complex society in the midst of soul searching about its place in the world and about the role of women. In Lebanon, she documents a country that on the surface is freer than other Arab nations but whose women must balance extreme standards of self-presentation with Islamic codes of virtue. In Abu Dhabi, Zoepf reports on a generation of Arab women who've found freedom in work outside the home. In Saudi Arabia she chronicles driving protests and women entering the retail industry for the first time. In the aftermath of Tahrir Square, she examines the crucial role of women in Egypt's popular uprising. Deeply informed, heartfelt, and urgent, Good Daughters brings us a new understanding of the changing Arab societies--from 9/11 to Tahrir Square to the rise of ISIS--and gives voice to the remarkable women at the forefront of this change"-- Provided by publisher.
FAULT LINES
by Pryce-Jones, David, 1936- author.
B PRYCE
"Born in Vienna in 1936, David Pryce-Jones is the son of the well-known writer and editor of the Times Literary Supplement Alan Pryce-Jones and Therese "Poppy" Fould-Springer. He grew up in a cosmopolitan mix of industrialists, bankers, soldiers, and playboys on both sides of a family, embodying the fault lines of the title: "not quite Jewish and not quite Christian, not quite Austrian and not quite French or English, not quite heterosexual and not quite homosexual, socially conventional but not quite secure." Graduating from Magdalen College, Oxford, David Pryce-Jones served as Literary Editor of the Financial Times and the Spectator, a war correspondent for the Daily Telegraph, and Senior Editor of National Review. Fault Lines -- a memoir that spans Europe, America, and the Middle East and encompasses figures ranging from Somerset Maugham to Svetlana Stalin to Elie de Rothschild -- has the storytelling power of Pryce-Jones's numerous novels and non-fiction books, and is perceptive and poignant testimony to the fortunes and misfortunes of the present age"-- Provided by publisher.
FELINES OF NEW YORK : A GLIMPSE INTO THE LIVES OF NEW YORK
"Featuring more than 100 photos and quotes from cats in America's most glamorous city, Felines of New York exposes the furry underbelly of New York City's most glamorous, self-important residents."--Amazon.com.
FORMS : WHOLE, RHYTHM, HIERARCHY, NETWORK
by Levine, Caroline, 1970- author.
801.95 LEV
"Forms offers a powerful new answer to one of the most pressing problems facing literary, critical, and cultural studies today--how to connect form to political, social, and historical context. Caroline Levine argues that forms organize not only works ofart but also political life--and our attempts to know both art and politics. Inescapable and frequently troubling, forms shape every aspect of our experience. But forms don't impose their order in any simple way. Multiple shapes, patterns, and arrangements, overlapping and colliding, generate complex and unpredictable social landscapes that challenge and unsettle conventional analytic models in literary and cultural studies. Borrowing the concept of "affordances" from design theory, this book investigates the specific ways that four major forms--wholes, rhythms, hierarchies, and networks--have structured culture, politics, and scholarly knowledge across periods, and it proposes exciting new ways of linking formalism to historicism and literature to politics. Levine rereads both formalist and antiformalist theorists, including Cleanth Brooks, Michel Foucault, Jacques Ranciere, Mary Poovey, and Judith Butler, and she offers engaging accounts of a wide range of objects, from medieval convents and modern theme parks to Sophocles's Antigone and the television series The Wire. The result is a radically new way of thinking about form for the next generation and essential reading for scholars and students across the humanities who must wrestle with the problem of form and context"-- Provided by publisher.
FUNNY! : TWENTY-FIVE YEARS OF LAUGHTER FROM THE PIXAR STORY ROOM
A collection of iconic and whimsical moments from some of Pixar's most popular films includes illustrated gags that were edited from final versions and never-before-published illustrations from the Pixar archives.
THE GARDENER
Learn how to plan a garden that is colorful and productive throughout the entire year. The Gardener's Year is packed with timely gardening tips for a wide variety of garden projects, covering flowers and plants, fruits, vegetables and herbs, and trees and shrubs. Its vibrant galleries of what and when to plant, photo sequences of key techniques, and season-by-season approach make it accessible for even the most inexperienced of gardeners. Timing is everything, so a comprehensive garden calendar of tasks does all the organizational work, outlining each month's jobs, from sowing and planting to pruning and harvesting. Whether you want to know how to grow vegetables for your own kitchen, create a stunning floral display, or foster plants that attract butterflies, The Gardener's Year provides the knowledge you need to care for your garden in any month of the year.
THE GEOGRAPHY OF GENIUS : A SEARCH FOR THE WORLD
Author Eric Weiner sets off around the globe and back through history to examine how creative genius flouishes in specific places at specific times, hoping to nourish a culture of creativity in his own home.
GHOSTBUSTERS : THE ULTIMATE VISUAL HISTORY
by Wallace, Daniel, 1970- author.
791.43 WAL
THE GOLDEN LAD:  THE HAUNTING STORY OF QUENTIN AND THEODORE ROOSEVELT
More than a century has passed since Theodore Roosevelt was in the White House, but he still continues to fascinate. Never has a more exuberant man been our nation's leader. He became a war hero, reformed the NYPD, busted the largest railroad and oil trusts, passed the Pure Food and Drug Act, created national parks and forests, won the Nobel Peace Prize, and built the Panama Canal, to name just a few.Yet it was the cause he championed the hardest "America's entry in to WWI" that would ultimately divide and destroy him. His youngest son, Quentin, his favorite, would die in an air fight. How does looking at Theodore's relationship with his son, and understanding him as a father, tell us something new about this larger-than-life-man? Does it reveal a more human side? A more hypocritical side? Or simply, if tragically, a nature so surprisingly sensitive, despite the bluster, that he would die of a broken heart. Roosevelt's own history of boyhood illnesses made him so aware of was like to be a child in pain, that he could not bear the thought of his own children suffering. The Roosevelts were a family of pillow-fights, pranks, and "scary bear." And it was the baby, Quentin, the frailest, who worried his father the most. Yet in the end, it was he who would display, in his brief life, the most intellect and courage of all.
GRAPHIC PASSION : MATISSE AND THE BOOK ARTS
by Bidwell, John, 1949- author.
759.4 MATISSE
"Recounts the publication history of nearly fifty books illustrated by Henri Matisse, including Lettres portugaises, Mallarme's Poesies, and Matisse's own Jazz. Explores his illustration methods, typographic precepts, literary sensibilities, and opinions about the role of the artist in the publication process"--Provided by publisher.
GRATITUDE
by Sacks, Oliver, 1933-2015, author.
305.26 SAC
"In July 2013, Oliver Sacks turned eighty and wrote a ... piece in The New York Times about the prospect of old age and the freedom he envisioned for himself in binding together the thoughts and feelings of a lifetime. Eighteen months later, he was given a diagnosis of terminal cancer--which he announced publically in another piece in The New York Times. Gratitude is Sacks's meditation on why life continued to enthrall him even as he faced the all-too-close presence of his own death, and how to live out the months that remained in the richest and deepest way possible"-- Provided by publisher.
GREAT SHOWDOWNS : THE REVENGE
by Campbell, Scott, 1973-
741.5697 CAM
GROUCHO MARX : THE COMEDY OF EXISTENCE
by Siegel, Lee, author.
B MARX
Born Julius Marx in 1890, the brilliant comic actor who would later be known as Groucho was the most verbal of the famed comedy team, the Marx Brothers, his broad slapstick portrayals elevated by ingenious wordplay and double entendre. In his spirited biography of this beloved American iconoclast, Lee Siegel views the life of Groucho through the lens of his work on stage, screen, and television.
HAPPY CITY : TRANSFORMING OUR LIVES THROUGH URBAN DESIGN
by Montgomery, Charles, 1968-
307.1216 MON
"A journalist travels the world and investigates current socioeconomic theories of happiness to discover why most modern cities are designed to make us miserable, what we can do to change this, and why we have more to learn from poor cities than from prosperous ones"-- Provided by publisher.
HAPPY GUT : THE CLEANSING PROGRAM TO HELP YOU LOSE WEIGHT, GAIN ENERGY, AND ELIMINATE PAIN
"A guide to improving digestive health and alleviating related disorders outlines an integrative cleansing plan based on the author's own struggles with IBS to explain how to incorporate probiotics and nutrients while eliminating triggers and toxins." -- Provided by publisher.
HAPPY RETIREMENT : THE PSYCHOLOGY OF REINVENTION
by Shultz, Kenneth S, author.
646.79 SHU
A fully illustrated guide to planning and enjoying retirement, drawing on psychological research, provides readers with a tailored retirement plan, constructive advice, and inspiration from a vast array of sources.
THE HAPPY VEGAN : A GUIDE TO LIVING A LONG, HEALTHY, AND SUCCESSFUL LIFE
Gives Simmons experience and advice on the vegan lifestyle.
THE HEALTH GAP : THE CHALLENGE OF AN UNEQUAL WORLD
by Marmot, Michael, 1945-, author.
362.1042 MAR
In a Baltimore inner-city neighborhood, a man's life expectancy is 63 in another neighborhood not far away, it's 83. The same 20-year avoidable disparity exists in nearby neighborhoods of cities around the world. In Sierra Leone, one in 21 fifteen-year-old women will die in her fertile years of a maternal-related cause in Italy, the figure is one in 17,100 but in the United States, which spends more on healthcare than any other country in the world, it is one in 1,800. Why? Dramatic differences in health are not a simple matter of rich and poor poverty alone doesn't drive ill health--inequality does. Suicide, heart disease, lung disease, obesity, and diabetes are all linked to social disadvantage. In every country, people at relative social disadvantage suffer health disadvantage and shorter lives. Within countries, the higher the social status of individuals, the better their health. Conventional approaches to improving health have emphasized access to technical solutions and changes in the behavior of individuals, but these methods only go so far. What really makes a difference is creating the conditions for people to have control over their lives. Author Marmot emphasizes that the rate of illness of a society as a whole determines how well it functions: the greater the health inequity, the greater the dysfunction. We have the tools and resources to improve levels of health for individuals and societies around the world, and not to do so would be a form of injustice. The Health Gap presents compelling evidence for a radical change in the way we think about health and indeed society, and inspires us to address the societal imbalances in power, money, and resources that work against health equity. -- Adapted from book jacket.
THE HERBAL APOTHECARY : 100 MEDICINAL HERBS AND HOW TO USE THEM
by Pursell, J. J., 1973- author.
HEALTH 615.3 PUR
"A naturopathic physician provides a comprehensive, practical reference guide for making your own holistic, plant-based remedies in the form of teas, salves, capsules and tinctures to fight common ailments including colds, muscle strain, anxiety and insomnia" -- Provided by publisher.
THE HOT BREAD KITCHEN COOKBOOK : ARTISANAL BAKING FROM AROUND THE WORLD
by Rodriguez, Jessamyn Waldman, author.
641.815 ROD
A cookbook from the New York-based bakery that supplies ethnic breads to dozens of retail outlets while employing and empowering immigrant women shares the baker's regional breads from the international locales these women called home.
HOW NOT TO DIE : DISCOVER THE FOODS SCIENTIFICALLY PROVEN TO PREVENT AND REVERSE DISEASE
"The vast majority of premature deaths can be prevented through simple changes in diet and lifestyle. Greger examines the fifteen top causes of premature death in America -- heart disease, various cancers, diabetes, Parkinson's, high blood pressure, and more -- and explains how nutritional and lifestyle interventions can sometimes trump prescription pills and other pharmaceutical and surgical approaches, freeing us to live healthier lives. The simple truth is that most doctors are good at treating acute illnesses but bad at preventing chronic disease. By following Dr. Greger's advice, all of it backed up by strong scientific evidence, you will learn which foods to eat and which lifestyle changes to make to live longer."-- Provided by publisher.
HOW TO BE ALIVE : A GUIDE TO THE KIND OF HAPPINESS THAT HELPS THE WORLD
Presents a guide to living a meaningful and fulfilling life in service to one's community and the environment, drawing on inspiration from classic literature, philosophy, and modern science while outlining specific lifestyle-change recommendations.
HOW TO EATALY : A GUIDE TO BUYING, COOKING, AND EATING ITALIAN FOOD
"How to Eataly tells you the signs of quality to look for in the market as well as the differences among the varieties of Italian foodstuffs. Then it offers one hundred recipes for contemporary classics ... [and] valuable bits of information that enable you to cook (and eat) as an Italian"-- Inside dust jacket.
HOW TO GET DRESSED  A COSTUME DESIGNER
"An ingenious book of simple wardrobe solutions, clever tools, and straightforward advice from a Hollywood costume designer. A costume designer's styling kit is a magical bag of tricks, built to solve every single wardrobe malfunction on earth. TV and film productions wait for nothing, so a costume designer's solutions have to work--and work fast. How to Get Dressed is a fun, empowering style guide for women that focuses on making the most of your wardrobe. Costume designer and XOJane fashion columnist Alison Freer provides real-world, no-BS style advice covers everything a girl could need to know: from determining if your clothes are fitting properly to how to care for, maintain, and keep your garments organized--plus what to do when the inevitable fashion disaster strikes. Full of hundreds of insider tricks from Freer's endless arsenal of tools and expertise, How to Get Dressed teaches you to rethink your wardrobe like a fashion expert--and proves once and for all that you don't need to spend a ton of money to always look your best. You just need to use the tricks the pros do!"-- Provided by publisher.
HOW TO MAKE YOUR MONEY LAST : THE INDISPENSABLE RETIREMENT GUIDE
by Quinn, Jane Bryant, author.
332.024 QUI
"With How to Make Your Money Last, you will learn how to turn your retirement savings into a steady paycheck that will last for life. Today, people worry that they're going to run out of money in their older age. That won't happen if you use a few tricks for squeezing higher payments from your assets--from your Social Security account (find the hidden values there), pension (monthly income or lump sum?), home equity (sell and invest the proceeds or take a reverse mortgage?), savings (should you buy a lifetime annuity?), and retirement accounts (how to invest and--critically--how much to withdraw from your savings each year?)..." -- Provided by publisher.
HOW TO READ THE BIBLE AND STILL BE A CHRISTIAN : STRUGGLING WITH DIVINE VIOLENCE FROM GENESIS THROUGH REVELATION
The Bible introduces us to a loving Jesus who turns the other cheek, loves his enemies, and shows grace to all. But we also meet a warrior Jesus who leads an army of angels bent on earthly destruction. Which is the true Messiah? Should we all follow the nonviolent Jesus of the Sermon on the Mount or the vengeful, sword-wielding Christ of Revelation? As one of the foremost biblical scholars of our day, John Dominic Crossan re-veals that running throughout the entire Bible, from Genesis to Revelation, are two conflicting revelations of God: one offering a radical, holy vision where every need is provided for and love and grace are extended widely the other working to domesticate this radical vision by emphasizing judgment and punishment and by propping up the status quo. But one thing is clear, argues Crossan: one cannot pretend that the Bible provides a single, unified vision of God or Jesus. If one wants to discover the Bible's best and purest revelation of God, then Christians must measure the Bible by Jesus. And to find the best and purest revelation of Jesus, Crossan concludes, then we must look to the work of scholars who can point us to the teachings of the historical Jesus. Only then will we know how to read the Bible and still be a Christian.
HOW TO RETIRE WITH ENOUGH MONEY : AND HOW TO KNOW WHAT ENOUGH IS
by Ghilarducci, Teresa, author.
332.024 GHI
Here is a single-sit read than can change the course of your retirement. Written by Dr. Teresa Ghilarducci, an economics professor, a retirement and savings specialist, and a trustee to two retiree health-care trusts worth over $54 billion, How to Retire with Enough Money cuts through the confusion, misinformation, and bad policy-making that keeps us spending or saving poorly. It begins with acknowledging what a person or household actually needs to have saved, the rule of thumb is eight to ten times your annual salary before retirement, and how much to expect from Social Security. And then it delivers the basic principles that will make the money grow, including a dozen good ideas to get current expenses under control. Why to "get rid of your guy", those for-fee (or hidden-fee) financial planners that suck up valuable assets. Why it's always better to pay off a loan or a mortgage. There are no gimmicks, no magical thinking, just an easy-to-follow program that works.
HOW TO USE GRAPHIC DESIGN TO SELL THINGS, EXPLAIN THINGS, MAKE THINGS LOOK BETTER, MAKE PEOPLE LAUGH, MAKE PEOPLE CRY, AND (EVERY ONCE IN A WHILE) CHANGE THE WORLD
This is a monograph, manual and manifesto by one of the world's leading graphic designers. Protege of design legend Massimo Vignelli and partner in the New York office of the international design firm Pentagram, Michael Bierut has had one of the most varied careers of any living graphic designer. The 35 projects Bierut presents in this book illustrate the breadth of activity that graphic design encompasses today, his goal being to demonstrate not a single ideology, but the enthusiastically eclectic approach that has been a hallmark of his career. Each project is told in Bierut's own entertaining voice and shown through historic images, preliminary drawings (including full-size reproductions of the notebooks he has maintained for over 30 years), working models and rejected alternatives, as well as the finished work. Along the way, he provides insights into the creative process, his working life, his relationship with clients, and the struggles that any design professional faces in bringing innovative ideas to the world. Inspiring, informative and authoritative, How to...is set to be the bible of graphic design ideas.
THE IDEALIST : AARON SWARTZ AND THE RISE OF FREE CULTURE ON THE INTERNET
A smart, lively history of the Internet free culture movement and its larger effects on society--and the life and shocking suicide of Aaron Swartz, a founding developer of Reddit and Creative Commons--from Slate correspondent Justin Peters. Aaron Swartz was a zealous young advocate for the free exchange of information and creative content online. He committed suicide in 2013 after being indicted by the government for illegally downloading millions of academic articles from a nonprofit online database. From the age of fifteen, when Swartz, a computer prodigy, worked with Lawrence Lessig to launch Creative Commons, to his years as a fighter for copyright reform and open information, to his work leading the protests against the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA), to his posthumous status as a cultural icon, Swartz's life was inextricably connected to the free culture movement. Now Justin Peters examines Swartz's life in the context of 200 years of struggle over the control of information. In vivid, accessible prose, The Idealist situates Swartz in the context of other "data moralists" past and present, from lexicographer Noah Webster to ebook pioneer Michael Hart to NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden. In the process, the book explores the history of copyright statutes and the public domain examines archivists' ongoing quest to build the "library of the future" and charts the rise of open access, copyleft, and other ideologies that have come to challenge protectionist IP policies. Peters also breaks down the government's case against Swartz and explains how we reached the point where federally funded academic research came to be considered private property, and downloading that material in bulk came to be considered a federal crime. The Idealist is an important investigation of the fate of the digital commons in an increasingly corporatized Internet, and an essential look at the impact of the free culture movement on our daily lives and on generations to come.
IMAGINE HEAVEN : NEAR-DEATH EXPERIENCES, GOD
John Burke compares gripping stories of near-death experiences (NDEs) to what Scripture says about our biggest questions of Heaven. The author shows how the common experiences shared by thousands of survivors--including doctors, college professors, bank presidents, people of all ages and cultures, and even blind people--point to the exhilarating picture of Heaven promised in the Bible.
THE INVITATION-ONLY ZONE : THE TRUE STORY OF NORTH KOREA
by Boynton, Robert S., 1963- author.
364.154 BOY
"Throughout the late 1970s and early '80s, dozens of Japanese citizens were abducted from coastal Japanese towns by North Korean commandos. In what proved to be part of a global project, North Korea attempted to reeducate the abductees and train them to spy on the state's behalf. When the project faltered, the abductees were hidden in a series of guarded communities known as "Invitation-Only Zones"--the fiction being that these were exclusive enclaves, not prisons. In 2002, Kim Jong Il admitted to kidnapping thirteen Japanese citizens and returned five of them (the other eight, he said, had died). From the moment that Robert S. Boynton first saw a photograph of these men and women, he became obsessed with the window their story provided into the vexed politics of Northeast Asia. In The Invitation-Only Zone, he untangles the logic behind the kidnappings and shows why some Japanese citizens described them as "their 9/11." He tells the story of how dozens were abducted and reeducated how they married and had children and how they lived anonymously as North Korean citizens. He speaks with nationalists, diplomats, abductees, and even crab fishermen, unearthing the bizarre North Korean propaganda tactics and the peculiar cultural interests of both counties. A deeply reported, thoroughly researched treatise on the power struggle of one of the most important areas in the global economy, Boynton's keen investigation is riveting and revelatory"-- Provided by publisher.
THE ISIS APOCALYPSE : THE HISTORY, STRATEGY, AND DOOMSDAY VISION OF THE ISLAMIC STATE
"The so-called Islamic State, or ISIS, has inspired young men and women around the world to commit heinous acts in its name. By the thousands, they have flooded into the Islamic State's vase stronghold in Syria and Iraq, and in nearly every continent they have carried out attacks under its black banner. The Islamic State has become one of the most popular and successful jihadist groups on the planet, surpassing even al-Qaeda. How did the Islamic State attract so many followers and conquer so much land? By being more ruthless, more messianic, and more devoted to empire-building than its competitors. The shrewd leaders of the Islamic State combined two of the most powerful yet contradictory ideas in Islam--the return of the Islamic Empire and the end of the world--into a mission and a message that shapes its strategy and inspires its army of zealous fighters. They have defied conventional thinking about how to wage wars and win recruits. Even if the Islamic State is defeated, jihadist terrorism will never be the same. Based almost entirely on primary sources in Arabic--including ancient religious texts and secret al-Qaeda and Islamic State letters that few outsiders have seen--The ISIS Apocalypse by William McCants explores how religious fervor, strategic calculation, and doomsday prophesy shaped the Islamic State's past and foreshadow its dark future"-- Provided by publisher.
THE JOY OF HALF A COOKIE : USING MINDFULNESS TO LOSE WEIGHT AND END THE STRUGGLE WITH FOOD
"Anyone who's tried to lose weight through sheer will power knows how difficult, if not impossible, it can be. In this practical and paradigm-shifting book, Dr. Jean Kristeller presents a new alternative--a program for weight loss based on her successful Mindfulness-Based Eating Awareness Training Program. Instead of frustration, depravation, backsliding, guilt, and a lack of results, The Joy of Half a Cookie provides simple, proven ways to lose weight and keep it off, using what we now know about the power of the mind. The first book to bring mindfulness to the dieting space in a truly accessible and mainstream way, The Joy of Half a Cookie will show readers how to lose weight while: ditching willpower, guilt, and cravings loving every bite, including favorite and previously "forbidden" foods tapping into the body's satiety signals Written for anyone who wants to lose weight - not just the mediation and yoga crowd - this accessible book delivers a proven way to find peace of mind and a healthier relationship with food, for life"-- Provided by publisher.
A JUST AND GENEROUS NATION : ABRAHAM LINCOLN AND THE FIGHT FOR AMERICAN OPPORTUNITY
"In A Just and Generous Nation, the eminent historian Harold Holzer and the noted economist Norton Garfinkle present a groundbreaking new account of the beliefs that inspired our sixteenth president to go to war when the Southern states seceded from the Union. Rather than a commitment to eradicating slavery or a defense of the Union, they argue, Lincoln's guiding principle was the defense of equal economic opportunity. Lincoln firmly believed that the government's primary role was to ensure that all Americans had the opportunity to better their station in life. As president, he worked tirelessly to enshrine this ideal within the federal government. He funded railroads and canals, supported education, and, most importantly, issued the Emancipation Proclamation, which opened the door for former slaves to join white Americans in striving for self-improvement. In our own age of unprecedented inequality, A Just and Generous Nation reestablishes Lincoln's legacy as the protector not just of personal freedom but of the American dream itself"-- Provided by publisher.
KAY WALKINGSTICK : AN AMERICAN ARTIST
"Kay WalkingStick: An American Artist is the companion catalogue to the exhibition, opening at the Smithsonian's National Museum of the American Indian in Washington, D.C., in November 2015. Kay WalkingStick (b. 1935) is an enrolled member of the Cherokee Nation and one of the world's most celebrated artists of Native American ancestry. This volume includes essays by leading scholars and historians, arranged chronologically to guide readers through WalkingStick's life journey and rich artistic career, tracing a path of constant invention, innovation, and evolving artistic and personal growth through visually brilliant and evocative works of art"-- Provided by publisher.
KEEP MOVING : AND OTHER TIPS AND TRUTHS ABOUT AGING
by Van Dyke, Dick, author.
B VAN DYKE
"In a fun and folksy way of addressing readers, Keep Moving will serve as an instruction book on how to embrace old age with a positive attitude. The chapters are filled with exclusive personal anecdotes that explore various themes on aging: how to adapt to the physical and social changes, deal with loss of friends and loved ones, stay current, fall in love again, and "keep moving" every day like there's no tomorrow,"-- Amazon.com.
KNITLESS : 50 NO-KNIT, STASH-BUSTING YARN PROJECTS
by McFadden, Laura, author.
746.43 MCF
"Are you a knitter, crocheter, crafter, or none of the above? This clever book gives yarn lovers--both knitters and non-knitters alike--50 fun ways to use their stashes without taking out their knitting needles. The projects are easy and simple, but with a modern aesthetic that manages to be both sophisticated and inviting. Get your hot glue gun fired up, adhere some pompoms to an old office chair, and make the most ho-hum seat in your house into a cozy piece of pop art furniture. Or treat your neck to a stylish infinity scarf. All you need is some bulky yarn and the ability to braid. This book will strike a chord with DIYers who love yarn but don't always want to take the time and effort to knit something from it. Projects also include a Sputnik lamp shade, a welcome mat, friendship bracelets, and even a rehabbed woven lawn chair. Put away your needles and crochet hooks and create fabulous projects, from accessories to home goods and more!"--Book cover flap.
LEE
LEE
by Radziwill, Lee Bouvier, 1933- author.
B RADZIWILL
The younger sister of Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis shares her life experiences and how they have defined who she is now.
THE LEGO ARCHITECT
by Alphin, Tom, author.
ARCH 724 ALP
"Uses LEGO models to explore Neoclassical, Art Deco, Brutalist, Modernist, and other architectural styles. Each chapter includes a discussion of the architectural movement, photographs of famous real-life buildings, and a gallery of LEGO models, with step-by-step building instructions"-- Provided by publisher.
LET THE PEOPLE RULE : THEODORE ROOSEVELT AND THE BIRTH OF THE PRESIDENTIAL PRIMARY
A portrait of Theodore Roosevelt's controversial 1912 campaign describes how he unsuccessfully challenged close friend William Howard Taft for the nomination, established key practices in primary elections, and created a new political party.
THE LIFE AND TIMES OF MICKEY ROONEY
by Lertzman, Richard A., author.
B ROONEY
A definitive biography of the iconic actor and Hollywood legend Mickey Rooney (1920-2014) and his extravagant, sometimes tawdry life, drawing on never-before-seen excerpts from Rooney's diary and exclusive interviews with Mickey, and with those who knew him best, including his heretofore unknown mistress of sixty years.
LINUX ADMINISTRATION : A BEGINNER
by Soyinka, Wale.
005.4469 SOY
LOVING AMY : A MOTHER
by Winehouse, Janis, author.
B WINEHOUSE
Arguably the most gifted artist of her generation, Amy Winehouse died tragically young, aged just 27. With a worldwide fanbase and millions of record sales to her name, she should have had the world at her feet. Instead, in the years prior to her passing, she battled addictions and was often the subject of trashy tabloid headlines. Amy's mother, Janis, knew the real Amy as no one else did. In this warm, poignant and, at times, heartbreaking memoir, she reveals the full story of the daughter she loved. As the world watched the rise of a superstar, then the freefall of an addict to her untimely death, Janis simply saw her Amy, the girl she'd given birth to in 1983 the girl she'd raised and stood by despite her unruly behavior the girl whose body she was forced to identify two days after her death-and the girl she's grieved for every day since.
LUKE SKYWALKER CAN
by Britt, Ryan, author.
809.3876 BRI
""Ryan Britt is the Virgil you want to guide you through the inferno of geekery." --Lev Grossman, author of the bestselling Magician's trilogy Pop Culture and sci-fi guru Ryan Britt has never met a monster, alien, wizard, or superhero that didn't need further analysis. Essayist Ryan Britt got a sex education from dirty pictures of dinosaurs, made out with Jar-Jar Binks at midnight, and figured out how to kick depression with a Doctor Who Netflix-binge. Alternating between personal anecdote, hilarious insight, and smart analysis, Luke Skywalker Can't Read contends that Barbarella is good for you, that monster movies are just romantic comedies with commitment issues, that Dracula and Sherlock Holmes are total hipsters, and, most shockingly, shows how virtually everyone in the Star Wars universe is functionally illiterate. Romp through time and space, from the circus sideshows of 100 years ago to the Comic Cons of today, from darkest corners of the Galaxy to the comfort of your couch. For anyone who pretended their flashlight was a lightsaber, stood in line for a movie at midnight, or dreamed they were abducted by aliens, Luke Skywalker Can't Read is full of answers to questions you haven't thought to ask, and perfect for readers of Chuck Klosterman, RobSheffield, and Ernest Cline"-- Provided by publisher.
MAGGIE SMITH : A BIOGRAPHY
by Coveney, Michael, 1948- author.
B SMITH
"No one does glamour, severity, girlish charm or tight-lipped witticism better than Dame Maggie Smith. Michael Coveney's biography shines a light on the life and career of a truly remarkable performer, one whose stage and screen career spans six decades. From her days as a West End star of comedy and revue, Dame Maggie's path would cross with those of the greatest actors, playwrights and directors of the era. Whether stealing scenes from Richard Burton, answering back to Laurence Olivier, or playing opposite Judi Dench in Breath of Life, her career can be seen as a 'Who's Who' of British theatre. Her film and television career are just as starry. From the title character in The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie and the meddling chaperone in A Room With a View to the Harry Potter films in which she played Minerva McGonagall (as she put it 'Miss Jean Brodie in a wizard's hat') and the Best Exotic Marigold Hotel films in which she played the wise Muriel Donnelly, Smith has thrilled, engaged and made audiences laugh. As Violet Crawley, the formidable Dowager Countess of Downton Abbey she conquered millions more. Paradoxically she remains an enigmatic figure, rarely appearing in public. Michael Coveney's absorbing biography, written with the actress's blessing and drawing on personal archives, as well as interviews with immediate family and close friends, is a portrait of one of the greatest actors of our time"-- Provided by publisher.
MANAGING PAIN BEFORE IT MANAGES YOU
by Caudill, Margaret.
616.0472 CAU
"Hundreds of thousands of readers have found help and hope for getting their lives back from chronic pain in this empowering workbook. Top pain specialist and physician Margaret A. Caudill spells out 10 steps that can radically change the way pain sufferers feel--both physically and emotionally. From finding the best treatments to coping with flareups, solving everyday problems, and harnessing the power of relaxation techniques, the book is packed with tested solutions that users can tailor to their own needs. The fully updated fourth edition incorporates important advances in pain management and mind-body medicine. It features new content on mindfulness, a "Quick Skill" section in each chapter with simple exercises that can have an immediate impact, updated supplementary reading and resources (including smart phone apps), and more. Practical tools include MP3 audio downloads and easy-to-use worksheets that purchasers can now download and print"-- Provided by publisher.
A MANNER OF BEING : WRITERS ON THEIR MENTORS
by Liontas, Annie, editor.
808.02 LIO
MARGARET THATCHER : THE AUTHORIZED BIOGRAPHY : AT HER ZENITH: IN LONDON, WASHINGTON, AND MOSCOW
"With unequaled authority and dramatic detail, the first volume of Charles Moore's authorized biography of Margaret Thatcher reveals as never before the early life, rise to power, and first years as prime minister of the woman who transformed Britain and the world in the late twentieth century. Moore has had unique access to all of Thatcher's private and governmental papers, and interviewed her and her family extensively for this book. Many of her former colleagues and intimates have also shared previously unseen papers, diaries, and letters, and spoken frankly to him, knowing that what they revealed would not be published until after her death. The book immediately supersedes all other biographies and sheds much new light on the whole spectrum of British political life from Thatcher's entry into Parliament in 1959 to what was arguably the zenith of her power--victory in the Falklands in 1982"-- Provided by publisher.
THE MARVEL LEGACY OF JACK KIRBY
by Thomas, John Rhett, author.
GN THOMAS
MEDIA MOMS & DIGITAL DADS : A FACT-NOT-FEAR APPROACH TO PARENTING IN THE DIGITAL AGE
"In Media Moms & Digital Dads, former film executive turned child psychologist Yalda T. Uhls urges parents not to be afraid of the changing state of media but to deal with the realities of how our kids engage with it"-- Provided by publisher.
MEDICAL MEDIUM : SECRETS BEHIND CHRONIC AND MYSTERY ILLNESS AND HOW TO FINALLY HEAL
"If you were ill and doctors couldn't help you, would you have 20 years to wait before medical science discovered the true cause of your suffering and the way to get better? What would it be worth if someone could help you recover and heal--right now? Anthony William, the one and only Medical Medium, shares revolutionary insight--much of which science has yet to discover--into the reasons we suffer and how to finally heal from more than two dozen common conditions: ADHD Adrenal fatigue Autism Autoimmune disease Candida Chronic fatigue syndrome Depression and anxiety Diabetes Digestive disorders Epstein-Barr virus Fibromyalgia Leaky gut syndrome Lupus Lyme disease Menopausal symptoms Migraines Multiple sclerosis PTSD Rheumatoid arthritis Thyroid disorders Vertigo and tinnitus And more "-- Provided by publisher.
MICROSOFT OFFICE 2016 :   STEP BY STEP
by Lambert, Joan, author.
005.5 LAM
A self-paced tutorial takes readers through skill-building exercises to master the latest version of Office Outlook, covering such topics as how to navigate the user interface, manage contacts, use e-mail, sort worksheet data, and customize Outlook.
MICROSOFT VISIO 2016 STEP BY STEP
by Helmers, Scott A., 1951- author.
006.686 HEL
This is learning made easy! Get productive fast with Visio 2016, and jump in wherever you need answers: brisk lessons and colorful screen shots show you exactly what to do, step by step – and practice files help you build your skills. Fully updated for today's powerful new version of Visio, Microsoft Visio 2016 Step by Stepshows you how to do all this, and much more
MIND HACKING : HOW TO CHANGE YOUR MIND FOR GOOD IN 21 DAYS
by Hargrave, John. author.
158.1 HAR
Presents a twenty-one-day, three-step training program to achieve healthier thought patterns for a better quality of life by using the repetitive steps of analyzing, imagining, and reprogramming to help break down the barriers.
MY SAMSUNG GALAXY S6 FOR SENIORS
by Miller, Michael, 1958- author.
004.1675 MIL
My Samsung Galaxy S6 for Seniors helps you quickly and easily get started with the new smartphone and use its features to look up information and perform day-to-day activities from anywhere, any time.
THE NAME OF GOD IS MERCY : A CONVERSATION WITH ANDREA TORNIELLI
"In his first official book published as Pope, in celebration of his Jubilee of Mercy, Pope Francis here addresses all humanity in an intimate and personal dialogue. At the center of this book is the subject closest to his heart--mercy--which has long been the cornerstone of his faith and is now the central teaching of his papacy. These pages resonate with a desire to reach all those souls who are looking for meaning in life, a road to peace and reconciliation, and the healing of physical and spiritual wounds,"-- Amazon.com.
NAVEL GAZING : TRUE TALES OF BODIES, MOSTLY MINE (BUT ALSO MY MOM
"A frank and funny-because-it's-true memoir from New York Times bestselling author Michael Ian Black, about confronting his genetic legacy as he hits his 40s--the alt-comedy answer to Brad Garrett's WHEN THE BALLS DROP"-- Provided by publisher.
THE NEGATIVE CALORIE DIET : LOSE UP TO 10 POUNDS IN 10 DAYS WITH 10 ALL YOU CAN EAT FOODS
"From #1 New York Times bestselling author Chef Rocco DiSpirito, a diet plan and cookbook featuring simple, delicious recipes and a whole food-centered approach to rapid weight loss"-- Provided by publisher.
NELLY DEAN : A RETURN TO WUTHERING HEIGHTS
by Case, Alison A., 1961-, author.
CASE
In a reimagining of life at Wuthering Heights through the eyes of the Earnshaw's loyal servant, young Nelly Dean suffers heartache and betrayals at the hands of those she cherishes most and discovers what it is to know true sacrifice after a new heir is born, unleashing a reign of violence.
NEVER ENOUGH : DONALD TRUMP AND THE PURSUIT OF SUCCESS
by D'Antonio, Michael, author.
B TRUMP
An unauthorized biography of the controversial businessman recounts his early days in development while reviewing the unorthodox approach that brought him success and that fuels his insatiable quest for power.
NOW WHAT? : 90 DAYS TO A NEW LIFE DIRECTION
by Fortgang, Laura Berman, author.
158.1 FOR
"In Now What? pioneering life coach Laura Berman Fortgang shares the process that she has used to help hundreds of clients make major changes in their lives. Whether it's moving on from a dead-end job, discovering an entirely new creative outlet, or answering the age-old question 'What am I meant to do with my life?' this book provides a clear and practical ninety-day program that can help you make major changes in your life."--Back cover.
NYPD GREEN : A MEMOIR
by Waters, Luke, author.
363.2092 WAT
In this gritty, sometimes hilarious, but always brutally honest memoir, Irish immigrant and retired NYPD homicide detective Luke Waters shares the darker and harder side of the police force. Growing up in the rough outskirts of northern Dublin at a time when joining the guards, the army, or the civil service was the height of most parents' ambitions for their children, Luke Waters knew he was destined for a career in some sort of law enforcement. Dreaming of becoming a police officer, Waters immigrated to the United States in search of better employment opportunities and joined the NYPD. Waters discovered that both sides of the law were entrenched in crooked culture. He offers a gripping and fascinating account filled with details from real criminal cases involving murder, theft, gang violence, and more, and takes you into the thick of the danger and scandal of life as a New York cop--both on and off the beat.
OF BEARDS AND MEN : THE REVEALING HISTORY OF FACIAL HAIR
by Oldstone-Moore, Christopher, 1962- author.
391.5 OLD
OS X EL CAPITAN : THE MISSING MANUAL
by Pogue, David, 1963- author.
005.4469 POG
THE OXFORD COMPANION TO WINE
by Robinson, Jancis, editor.
641.2 ROB
A comprehensive, illustrated reference for wine presents almost four thousand entries on every wine-related topic imaginable, including viticulture, grape varieties, and wine consumption.
PARADISE NOW
by Jennings, Chris, 1982-
307.7709 JEN
Describes the various utopian, communal societies that rose to prominence and popularity in the mid-1800s and attracted creative luminaries and visionaries like Ralph Waldo Emerson, Nathaniel Hawthorne, Margaret Fuller and Horace Greeley.
THE PENGUIN STATE OF THE MIDDLE EAST ATLAS
by Smith, Dan, 1951- cartographer, author.
912.56 SMI
This atlas of the Middle East explores the history, politics and ongoing conflicts of this complex region, examining how fallen empires, religion and oil have caused violence and upheaval for generations.
PERSONAL FINANCE AFTER 50 FOR DUMMIES
by Tyson, Eric (Eric Kevin), author.
332.024 TYS
PLANET MIDDLE SCHOOL : HELPING YOUR CHILD THROUGH THE PEER PRESSURE, AWKWARD MOMENTS & EMOTIONAL DRAMA
Entering middle school is like stepping onto a different planet--for parent and child alike. It's a planet where peer pressure, social media, and hormones can wreak havoc in your child's life and in your relationship with him or her. But these years don't have to create chaos in your family. Dr. Kevin Leman's principles will aid parents in helping their middle schooler not only survive but thrive during these turbulent years on Planet Middle School. Middle schoolers can be a weird, unpredictable species. But with a little help from Dr. Leman, parents will be able to ride out the interstellar storm with humor and confidence.
POLISH YOUR POISE WITH MADAME CHIC : LESSONS IN EVERYDAY ELEGANCE
by Scott, Jennifer L. (Jennifer Lynn), author.
646.76 SCO
"The New York Times bestselling author of Lessons from Madame Chic and At Home with Madame Chic revives the timeless quality of poise and shows how to cultivate it as a daily practice and a life-long endeavor. Just step out your door today and you will notice that poise is a rarity in our wired, fast-paced, and unmannerly world. As uncivil behaviors like flip-flops at Broadway shows and digital oversharing proliferate, this timely book reminds us of the quiet power of behaving with dignity, kindness, and grace. Jennifer Scott's Parisian mentor, Madame Chic, embodied poise, and not just with the good posture, stylish attire, and natural manners that made her extraordinarily elegant. She also demonstrated steady assuredness and graceful calm in everything she did--from interacting with her family and receiving guests at home to presenting herself in public. Jennifer L. Scott passes on the lessons she learned as well as some of her own hard-won wisdom, addressing topics such as proper attire at social events, good grooming, communication skills, hospitality and being a good guest, our interactions with neighbors and strangers, role models, self-discipline, and self-image. This charmingly illustrated, practical, and inspiring book, full of tips, lists, and ideas, is certain to start a new conversation about the timeless art of poise"-- Provided by publisher.
POOR YOUR SOUL
by Ptacin, Mira, author.
155.937 PTA
"At age twenty-eight, Mira Ptacin discovered she was pregnant. Though it was unplanned, she soon embraced the pregnancy and became engaged to Andrew, the father. Five months later, an ultrasound revealed birth defects that would give the child no chance of survival outside the womb. Mira was given three options: terminate her pregnancy, induce early delivery, or wait and inevitably miscarry. Mira's story is woven together with the story of her mother, who emigrated from Poland, also at the age of twenty-eight, and adopted a son, Julian. Julian would die tragically, bringing her an unimaginable grief. A memoir about loss and self-preservation, grief and recovery, and mothers and daughters, Poor Your Soul is a beautiful examination of free will, love, and the fierce bonds of family"-- Provided by publisher.
THE POWER TO GET THINGS DONE : (WHETHER YOU FEEL LIKE IT OR NOT)
"This book contains a ton of practical and easy-to-implement techniques and strategies for getting yourself to do whatever needs to be done." --Jack Canfield, coauthor of The Success Principles and the bestselling Chicken Soup for the Soul series.
POWER WARS : INSIDE OBAMA
by Savage, Charlie, author.
973.932 SAV
Recounts how the Obama administration has responded to and been shaped by the international dynamics of the post-September 11 world.
PRESENCE : BRINGING YOUR BOLDEST SELF TO YOUR BIGGEST CHALLENGES
by Cuddy, Amy Joy Casselberry, 1972- author.
158.1 CUD
"By accessing our personal power, we can achieve 'presence,' the state in which we stop worrying about the impression we're making on others and instead adjust the impression we've been making on ourselves. As [this book suggests], we don't need to embark on a grand spiritual quest or complete an inner transformation to harness the power of presence. Instead, we need to nudge ourselves, moment by moment, by tweaking our body language, behavior, and mind-set in our day-to-day lives"-- Dust jacket flap.
PRESERVING FAMILY RECIPES : HOW TO SAVE AND CELEBRATE YOUR FOOD TRADITIONS
by Frey, Valerie J., 1969-, author.
641.5028 FRE
THE PRIME : PREPARE AND REPAIR YOUR BODY FOR SPONTANEOUS WEIGHT LOSS
by Chaudhary, Kulreet, author.
HEALTH 613.25 CHA
"Kulreet shows readers that weight gain is a result of the body being in a toxic, inflammatory state. If your body is not prepared or 'primed' for weight loss, you will fight an uphill biochemical battle, and the odds of succeeding are slim. So she's reverse engineered our way of eating using simple teas and supplements, so we can stop dieting backward"-- Provided by publisher.
PRIMO LEVI
by Luzzatto, Sergio, 1963- author.
940.5315 LUZ
"A daring investigation of Primo Levi's brief career as a fighter with the Italian Resistance, and the grim secret that haunted his life No other Auschwitz survivor has been as literarily powerful and historically influential as Primo Levi. Yet Levi was not only a victim or a witness. In the fall of 1943, at the very start of the Italian Resistance, he was a fighter, participating in the first attempts to launch guerrilla warfare against occupying Nazi forces. Those three months have been largely overlooked by Levi's biographers indeed, they went strikingly unmentioned by Levi himself. For the rest of his life he barely acknowledged that autumn in the Alps. But an obscure passage in Levi's The Periodic Table hints that his deportation to Auschwitz was linked directly to an incident from that time: "an ugly secret" that had made him give up the struggle, "extinguishing all will to resist, indeed to live." What did Levi mean by those dramatic lines? Using extensive archival research, Sergio Luzzatto's groundbreaking Primo Levi's Resistance reconstructs the events of 1943 in vivid detail. Just days before Levi was captured, Luzzatto shows, his group summarily executed two teenagers who had sought to join the partisans, deciding the boys were reckless and couldn't be trusted. The brutal episode has been shrouded in silence, but its repercussions would shape Levi's life. Combining investigative flair with profound empathy, Primo Levi's Resistance offers startling insight into the origins of the moral complexity that runs through the work of Primo Levi himself"-- Provided by publisher.
QUICKBOOKS 2016 : THE BEST GUIDE FOR SMALL BUSINESS
by Sandberg, Bobbi, author.
005.36 SAN
RAZZLE DAZZLE : THE BATTLE FOR BROADWAY
by Riedel, Michael, (Theater critic), author.
792.0974 RIE
A revered and provocative theater observer presents a grand history of the producers, directors, actors, and critics battling for creative and financial control of Broadway.
RESCUING JESUS : HOW PEOPLE OF COLOR, WOMEN, AND QUEER CHRISTIANS ARE RECLAIMING EVANGELICALISM
Journalist Deborah Jian Lee ventures into the world of progressive evangelicalism and tells the stories of the young women and men--LGBTQ and straight white, black, Asian, Hispanic, and indigenous--at the forefront of a movement that could alter both the face and the substance of religion in the United States.--From publisher description.
THE RIGHT KIND OF CRAZY : A TRUE STORY OF TEAMWORK, LEADERSHIP, AND HIGH-STAKES INNOVATION
The author offers a behind-the-scenes look into NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, where he was the development manager for the project to land the Curiosity Rover on Mars, revealing the teamwork, drama, and extraordinary feats of innovation that made themission a success.
THE ROMANCE OF FLOWERS
by Smith, Clinton.
Q 745.92 SMI
Bring the outdoors in! Beautiful floral arrangements have long been a hallmark of Veranda, and this lavish and luxurious collection offers a stunning presentation of the most exquisite flowers ever featured in the magazine. These unique designs, created by some of the world's leading floral artists as well as by homeowners with a flair for creativity, embody the Veranda reader's passion for gracious living. From charming bedside bouquets to showstopping centerpieces, from a simple arrangement of yellow roses in a glass vase to a free-form mix of succulents sprinkled atop a dining room table, these designs will appeal to anyone with an appreciation of color, artistry, and imagination.
RONALD REAGAN
by Weisberg, Jacob, author.
B REAGAN
A bracing portrait of America's fortieth president and the ideas that animated his political career, offering a fresh psychological interpretation and showing that there was more to Reagan than the usual stereotypes. Reagan, he observes, was a staunch conservative but was also unafraid to compromise and cut deals where necessary. And Reagan espoused a firm belief, just as firm as his belief in small government and strong defense, that nuclear weapons were immoral and ought to be eliminated. Weisberg argues that these facets of Reagan were too often ignored in his time but reveal why his presidency turned out to be so consequential. In the years since Reagan left office, he has been cast in marble by the Republican Party and dismissed by the Democrats. Weisberg shows why we need to move past these responses if we wish truly to appreciate his accomplishments and his legacy.
SAMSUNG GALAXY S6 FOR DUMMIES
by Hughes, Bill, 1960- author.
004.1675 HUG
Explore Samsung's next generation Galaxy smartphone Do you want an easy-to-follow guide to everything your new Galaxy S6 smartphone can do? From the basics of texting and accessing the Internet to the most advanced features and new software apps, Samsung Galaxy S6 For Dummies makes the need for tech support obsolete. The Galaxy S6 is designed to be faster and more powerful than ever. This latest release in the market-leading line of smartphones is full of new features for you to explore with the help of Samsung Galaxy S6 For Dummies.
SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE : THE BOOK
by Castle, Alison, author.
791.45 CAS
Traces the forty year history of the television show, including a break down of the show's weekly schedule and reference guides for each season.
SHARON TATE : A LIFE
by Sanders, Ed.
B TATE
"In 1971, Ed Sanders published The Family, his insider's account of the Manson family murders it was an immediate sensation. Using the same investigative skills and insider contacts that informed his counterculture classic, Sanders delivers the definitive account of the brief and tragic life of Sharon Tate. The biography takes a close look at Tate's life-from her itinerant childhood and early career in fashion to her transition to film, passionate marriage to the brilliant and troubled Roman Polanski, and violent murder at the hands of the Manson family cult. Sanders's Sharon Tate offers new insights into what happened on the night of her death and explores new motives for the targeting of the Polanski household. Illustrated with Rick Veitch's evocative images, Sharon Tate is required reading for anyone fascinated by the dark side of the '60s. "-- Provided by publisher.
SHOULD I SCOOP OUT MY BAGEL?   AND 99 OTHER ANSWERS TO YOUR EVERYDAY DIET AND NUTRITION QUESTIONS TO HELP YOU LOSE WEIGHT, FEEL GREAT, AND LIVE HEALTHY
"As a registered dietitian and a health industry expert, Ilyse Schapiro and Hallie Rich are "Dear Abby" meets Sex and the City meets Dr. Oz. They're realistic in their approach with-out getting too technical. They know people will cheat on their diets, dine out, consume alcohol, and have (hopefully plenty of) sex. They also know people have questions about it all. (Who doesn't?) While many people may feel comfortable asking their best friend, they really want expert advice. That's where Should I Scoop Out My Bagel? will help,"--Amazon.com.
THE SOUND OF GRAVEL : A MEMOIR
by Wariner, Ruth, author, narrator.
B WARINER
The true story of one girl's coming-of-age in a polygamist family. Ruth Wariner was the thirty-ninth of her father's forty-two children. Growing up on a farm in rural Mexico, where authorities turn a blind eye to the practices of her community, Ruth lives in a ramshackle house without indoor plumbing or electricity. At church, preachers teach that God will punish the wicked by destroying the world and that women can only ascend to Heaven by entering into polygamous marriages and giving birth to as many children as possible. After Ruth's father--the founding prophet of the colony--is brutally murdered by his brother in a bid for church power, her mother remarries, becoming the second wife of another faithful congregant. In need of government assistance and supplemental income, Ruth and her siblings are carted back and forth between Mexico and the United States, where Ruth's mother collects welfare and her stepfather works a variety of odd jobs. Ruth comes to love the time she spends in the States, realizing that perhaps the community into which she was born is not the right one for her. As she begins to doubt her family's beliefs and question her mother's choices, she struggles to balance her fierce love for her siblings with her determination to forge a better life for herself. Recounted from the innocent and hopeful perspective of a child, this is the memoir of one girl's fight for peace and love.-- Adapted from book jacket.
THE SOUP CLEANSE : A REVOLUTIONARY DETOX OF NOURISHING SOUPS AND HEALING BROTHS FROM THE FOUNDERS OF SOUPURE
The founders of the Los Angeles-based soup detox company draw on the strategies of the popular soup-based cleansing movement to present a body-shaping program and recipes for satisfying soups that support weight loss, energy and overall heath goals.
SPARK JOY : AN ILLUSTRATED MASTER CLASS ON THE ART OF ORGANIZING AND TIDYING UP
"Tidying expert Marie Kondo's follow-up to her best-selling book, The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up, is an illustrated master manual on her renowned KonMari Method with item-specific guidance and step-by-step folding illustrations"--Provided by publisher.
THEIR PROMISED LAND : MY GRANDPARENTS IN LOVE AND WAR
by Buruma, Ian, author.
305.8924 BUR
"A family history of surpassing beauty and power: Ian Buruma's account of his grandparents' enduring love through the terror and separation of two world wars. During the almost six years England was at war with Nazi Germany, Winifred and Bernard Schlesinger, Ian Buruma's grandparents, and the film director John Schlesinger's parents, were, like so many others, thoroughly sundered from each other. Their only recourse was to write letters back and forth. And write they did, often every day. In a way they were just picking up where they left off in 1918, at the end of their first long separation because of the Great War that swept Bernard away to some of Europe's bloodiest battlefields. The thousands of letters between them were part of an inheritance that ultimately came into the hands of their grandson, Ian Buruma. Now, in a labor of love that is also a powerful act of artistic creation, Ian Buruma has woven his own voice in with theirs to provide the context and counterpoint necessary to bring to life, not just a remarkable marriage, but a class, and an age..."-- Provided by publisher.
THEY DREW AS THEY PLEASED : THE HIDDEN ART OF DISNEY
"As the Walt Disney Studio entered its first decade and embarked on some of the most ambitious animated films of the time, Disney hired a group of "concept artists" whose sole mission was to explore ideas and inspire their fellow animators. They Drew as They Pleased showcases four of these early pioneers and features artwork developed by them for the Disney shorts from the 1930s, including many unproduced projects, as well as for Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, Pinocchio, and some early work for later features such as Alice in Wonderland and Peter Pan. Introducing new biographical material about the artists and including largely unpublished artwork from the depths of the Walt Disney Archives and the Disney Animation Research Library, this volume offers a window into the most inspiring work created by the best Disney artists during the studio's early golden age. They Drew as They Pleased is the first in what promises to be a revealing and fascinating series of books about Disney's largely unexamined concept artists, with six volumes spanning the decades between the 1930s and 1990s."--provided by publisher.
THING EXPLAINER : COMPLICATED STUFF IN SIMPLE WORDS
by Munroe, Randall, author.
Q 500 MUN
The creator of the popular webcomic "xkcd" uses line drawings and common words to provide simple explanations for how things work, including microwaves, bridges, tectonic plates, the solar system, the periodic table, helicopters, and other essential concepts.
THOMAS JEFFERSON AND THE TRIPOLI PIRATES : THE FORGOTTEN WAR THAT CHANGED AMERICAN HISTORY
"Traces the events of a nearly-forgotten war between the United States and the pirates of North Africa's Barbary coast, who routinely captured American merchant ships and held their crews for ransom."-- Provided by publisher.
A THOUSAND NAKED STRANGERS : A PARAMEDIC
A former paramedic's visceral, poignant, and mordantly funny account of a decade spent on Atlanta's mean streets saving lives and connecting with the drama and occasional beauty that lies inside catastrophe. He signed up for emergency medical training and became, at age twenty-six, a newly minted EMT running calls in the worst sections of Atlanta. Thoroughly intimidated at first and frequently terrified, he experienced on a nightly basis the adrenaline rush of walking into chaos. There is no pretense five beats into a chest compression, or in an alley next to a crack den, or on a dimly lit highway where cars have collided. Combining indelible scenes that remind us of life's fragile beauty with laugh-out-loud moments that keep us smiling through the worst, A Thousand Naked Strangers is an absorbing read about one man's journey of self-discovery.
THE THREE BATTLES OF WANAT : AND OTHER TRUE STORIES
by Bowden, Mark, 1951- author.
070.92 BOW
A collection of long-form pieces on war is complemented by notable profiles, sports articles, cultural essays, and other writings.
THE TRIUMPH OF WILLIAM MCKINLEY : WHY THE ELECTION OF 1896 STILL MATTERS
A reassessment of the 1896 presidential election explores McKinley's role in ending a period of bitter political gridlock and reforming his party to create a governing majority that dominated politics for subsequent decades.
TURN YOUR MATE INTO YOUR SOULMATE : A PRACTICAL GUIDE TO HAPPILY EVER AFTER
"Offers advice for reinvigorating a relationship with respect, commitment, passion, and love by using the laws of attraction and giving up perfectionism to work toward a healthy, real relationship."-- Provided by publisher.
TURNING TEXAS BLUE : HOW TO BREAK THE GOP
"In the 2014 midterm election, Democrats in Texas did not receive even 40 percent of the statewide vote Republicans swept the tables both in Texas and nationally. But even after two decades of democratic losses, there is a path to turn Texas blue, argues Mary Beth Rogers - if Democrats are smart enough to see and follow it,"--Amazon.com.
TWO HOURS : THE QUEST TO RUN THE IMPOSSIBLE MARATHON
by Caesar, Ed, author.
796.4252 CAE
"In this spellbinding book, journalist Ed Caesar takes us into the world of elite marathoners: some of the greatest runners on earth. Through the stories of these rich characters, like Kenyan Geoffrey Mutai, around whom the narrative is built, Caesar traces the history of the marathon as well as the science, physiology, and psychology involved in running so fast for so long. And he shows us why this most democratic of races retains its brutal, enthralling appeal--and why we are drawn to test ourselves to the limit."
V IS FOR VEGETABLES : INSPIRED RECIPES & TECHNIQUES FOR HOME COOKS FROM ARTICHOKES TO ZUCCHINI
"One of America's most highly acclaimed chefs gives us more than 140 simple recipes and techniques for imaginative vegetable cooking at home."--provided by amazon.com.
WE DON
by Gaines, Caseen, 1986- author.
791.4375 GAI
"A behind-the-scenes look at the making of the wildly successful and beloved Back to the Future trilogy, just in time for the 30th anniversary. Long before Marty McFly and Doc Brown traveled through time in a flying DeLorean, director Robert Zemeckis, and his friend and writing partner Bob Gale, worked tirelessly to break into the industry with a hit. During their journey to realize their dream, they encountered unprecedented challenges and regularly took the difficult way out. For the first time ever, the story of how these two young filmmakers struck lightning is being told by those who witnessed it. We Don't Need Roads includes original interviews with Zemeckis, Gale, Christopher Lloyd, Lea Thompson, Huey Lewis, and over fifty others who contributed to one of the most popular and profitable film trilogies of all time."-- Provided by publisher.
WELCOME TO THE MICROBIOME : GETTING TO KNOW THE TRILLIONS OF BACTERIA AND OTHER MICROBES IN, ON, AND AROUND YOU
Suddenly, research findings require a paradigm shift in our view of the microbial world. The Human Microbiome Project at the National Institutes of Health is well under way, and unprecedented scientific technology now allows the censusing of trillions of microbes inside and on our bodies as well as in the places where we live, work, and play. This intriguing, up-to-the-minute book for scientists and nonscientists alike explains what researchers are discovering about the microbe world and what the implications are for modern science and medicine.
WHAT TO DO TO RETIRE SUCCESSFULLY : NAVIGATING PSYCHOLOGICAL, FINANCIAL AND LIFESTYLE HURDLES
What to Do to Retire Successfully is an enlightening blend of actual retirement scenarios intermingled with healthy, practical advice from a respected neuropsychiatrist, who is a fellow retiree with a wonderfully optimistic glass-half-full philosophy on living a fulfilling retirement life. Dr. Goldstein taps into his financial and psychiatric background as he explores the potential pitfalls of life after career's end, while providing helpful, proven solutions for a feasible and effective adjustment into retirement. He also analyzes how a range of personality types cope with retirement and suggests necessary modifications, as well as probes the unique problems of those forced into early retirement. He addresses financial issues with specific formulas for maintaining standard of living, steps for saving and investing, and tips for handling retirement resources. The lifestyle sections cover creating a dynamic plan for retirement living, the importance of setting up routines, keeping your mind engaged, daily exercise, and making the necessary preparations for a successful transition into retirement living.What to Do to Retire Successfully will become the go-to manual for the 77 million baby boomers slated to retire over the next 20 years.
WHAT YOUR FINANCIAL ADVISOR ISN
A highly readable personal finance book that translates financial jargon and enables readers to ask the tough questions to protect their money and their financial well-being. This book is a comprehensive guide to the essential unbiased information you need to make smart personal finance decisions and achieve total financial wellness.
WHEN BREATH BECOMES AIR
by Kalanithi, Paul, author.
B KALANITHI
"At the age of 36, on the verge of a completing a decade's worth of training as a neurosurgeon, Paul Kalanithi's health began to falter. He started losing weight and was wracked by waves of excruciating back pain. A CT scan confirmed what Paul, deep down, had suspected: he had stage four lung cancer, widely disseminated. One day, he was a doctor making a living treating the dying, and the next, he was a patient struggling to live. Just like that, the future he and his wife had imagined, the culmination of decades of striving, evaporated. With incredible literary quality, philosophical acuity, and medical authority, When Breath Becomes Air approaches the questions raised by facing mortality from the dual perspective of the neurosurgeon who spent a decade meeting patients in the twilight between life and death, and the terminally ill patient who suddenly found himself living in that liminality. At the base of Paul's inquiry are essential questions, such as: What makes life worth living in the face of death? What happens when the future, instead of being a ladder toward the goals of life, flattens out into a perpetual present? When faced with a terminal diagnosis, what does it mean to have a child, to nuture a new life as another one fades away? As Paul wrote, "Before my cancer was diagnosed, I knew that someday I would die, but I didn't know when. But now I knew it acutely. The problem wasn't really a scientific one. The fact of death is unsettling. Yet there is no other way to live." Paul Kalanithi passed away in March 2015, while working on this book"-- Provided by publisher.
WHEN HITLER TOOK COCAINE AND LENIN LOST HIS BRAIN : HISTORY
"Obscure and addictive true tales from history told by one of our most entertaining historians, Giles Milton. The first installment in Giles Milton's outrageously entertaining series, History's Unknown Chapters: colorful and accessible, intelligent and illuminating, Milton shows his customary historical flair as he delves into the little-known stories from the past.There's the cook aboard the Titanic, who pickled himself with whiskey and survived in the icy seas where most everyone else died. There's the man who survived the atomic bomb in both Hiroshima and Nagasaki. And there's many, many more. Covering everything from adventure, war, murder and slavery to espionage, including the stories of the female Robinson Crusoe, Hitler's final hours, Japan's deadly balloon bomb and the emperor of the United States, these tales deserve to be told"-- Provided by publisher.
WHY LIBERALS WIN THE CULTURE WARS (EVEN WHEN THEY LOSE ELECTIONS) : THE BATTLES THAT DEFINE AMERICA FROM JEFFERSON
Though they may seem to be dividing the country irreparably, today's heated cultural and political battles between right and left, Progressives and Tea Party, religious and secular are far from unprecedented. Stephen Prothero reframes the current debate, viewing it as the latest in a number of flashpoints that have shaped our national identity. Prothero takes us on a lively tour through time, making clear our culture wars have always been religious wars. He explains how competing religious beliefs have continually molded our political, economic, and sociological discourse and reveals how the conflicts which separate us today, like those that came before, are actually the by-product of our struggle to come to terms with inclusiveness and ideals of "Americanness."
WIRED TO CREATE : UNRAVELING THE MYSTERIES OF THE CREATIVE MIND
by Kaufman, Scott Barry, 1979- author.
153.35 KAU
"Is it possible to make sense of something as elusive as creativity? Based on psychologist Scott Barry Kaufman's groundbreaking research and Carolyn Gregoire's popular article in the Huffington Post, Wired to Create offers a glimpse inside the "messy minds" of highly creative people. Revealing the latest findings in neuroscience and psychology, along with engaging examples of artists and innovators throughout history, the book shines a light on the practices and habits of mind that promote creative thinking. Kaufman and Gregoire untangle a series of paradoxes-- like mindfulness and daydreaming, seriousness and play, openness and sensitivity, and solitude and collaboration - to show that it is by embracing our own contradictions that we are able to tap into our deepest creativity. Each chapter explores one of the ten attributes and habits of highly creative people: Imaginative Play * Passion * Daydreaming * Solitude * Intuition * Openness to Experience * Mindfulness * Sensitivity * Turning Adversity into Advantage * Thinking Differently With insights from the work and lives of Pablo Picasso, Frida Kahlo, Marcel Proust, David Foster Wallace, Thomas Edison, Josephine Baker, John Lennon, Michael Jackson, musician Thom Yorke, chess champion Josh Waitzkin, video-game designer Shigeru Miyamoto, and many other creative luminaries, Wired to Create helps us better understand creativity - and shows us how to enrich this essential aspect of our lives. "-- Provided by publisher.
WITCHES OF AMERICA
by Mar, Alex, author.
299.94 MAR
"Examines paganism and the occult, from its roots in 1950s England to its current American mecca in the Bay Area, and from a gathering of more than a thousand witches in the Illinois woods to the New Orleans branch of one of the world's most influential magical societies." -- Provided by publisher.
ZAHAV : A WORLD OF ISRAELI COOKING
by Solomonov, Michael, author.
641.5956 SOL
ZERO FOOTPRINT : THE TRUE STORY OF A PRIVATE MILITARY CONTRACTOR
Provides an insider account of the shadowy world of private military contracting, revealing operations too dangerous and sensitive to be officially acknowledged, including the search for Osama Bin Laden and the attack on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi.

 

 

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