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1777 : TIPPING POINT AT SARATOGA
by Snow, Dean R., 1940- author.
973.333 SNO
THE 1997 MASTERS : MY STORY
by Woods, Tiger, author.
B WOODS
Marking the twentieth anniversary of his historic win at the 1997 Masters, the champion golfer shares previously unknown stories from his career and the ways his record-setting win changed both the sport and his life on and off the course.
ABANDON ME : MEMOIRS
by Febos, Melissa, author.
B FEBOS
"In her critically acclaimed memoir, Whip Smart, Melissa Febos laid bare the intimate world of the professional dominatrix, turning an honest examination of her life into a lyrical study of power, desire, and fulfillment. In her dazzling Abandon Me, Febos captures the intense bonds of love and the need for connection -- with family, lovers, and oneself. First, her birth father, who left her with only an inheritance of addiction and Native American blood, its meaning a mystery. As Febos tentatively reconnects, she sees how both these lineages manifest in her own life, marked by compulsion and an instinct for self-erasure. Meanwhile, she remains closely tied to the sea captain who raised her, his parenting ardent but intermittent as his work took him away for months at a time. Woven throughout is the hypnotic story of an all-consuming, long-distance love affair with a woman, marked equally by worship and withdrawal. In visceral, erotic prose, Febos captures their mutual abandonment to passion and obsession -- and the terror and exhilaration of losing herself in another. At once a fearlessly vulnerable memoir and an incisive investigation of art, love, and identity, Abandon Me draws on childhood stories, religion, psychology, mythology, popular culture, and the intimacies of one writer's life to reveal intellectual and emotional truths that feel startlingly universal."-- Provided by publisher.
THE ADRENAL THYROID REVOLUTION : A PROVEN 4-WEEK PROGRAM TO RESCUE YOUR METABOLISM, HORMONES, MIND & MOOD
"A Yale-trained, board-certified family physician with a specialty in women's health and obstetrics delivers a proven 28-day program to heal the overwhelmed, overloaded systems, and prevent and reverse the myriad of symptoms affecting the vast majority of women today. Weight gain, fatigue, brain fog, hormonal imbalances, and autoimmune conditions--for years, health practitioners have commonly viewed each as individual health problems resulting from a patient's genetic bad luck, poor lifestyle choices, or lack of willpower. Patients, too, have turned to different doctors to alleviate their specific symptoms: an endocrinologist for a thyroid problem a gynecologist for hormonal issues an internist for weight, diabetes, and high blood pressure a rheumatologist for joint problems, and even to therapists or psychologists. While these ailments may seem unrelated, Dr. Aviva Romm contends that they are intrinsically connected by what she calls Survival Overdrive Syndrome, a condition that occurs when the body becomes overloaded. SOS can result from childhood survival patterns or adult life stressors that are compounded by foods we eat, toxins in our environment, viral infections, lack of sleep, disrupted gut microflora, and even prescribed medications. Two of the systems most affected are the adrenal system and the thyroid, which control mood, hormones, inflammation, immunity, energy, weight, will power, blood sugar balance, cholesterol, sleep, and a host of other bodily functions. When these systems become overwhelmed they lead to symptoms that can develop into full blow illnesses, including diabetes, hypertension, osteoporosis, and heart disease--all of which have medically provable origins in SOS. The Adrenal Thyroid Revolution explains SOS, how it impacts our bodies and can lead to illness, and most importantly, offers a drug-free cure developed through Dr. Romm's research and clinical work with tens of thousands of patients. In as little as two weeks, you can lose excess weight, discover increased energy, improv
AGENT 110 : [AN AMERICAN SPYMASTER AND THE GERMAN RESISTANCE IN WW II]
by Miller, Scott, 1960- author.
940.5456 MIL
Presents an account of how OSS spymaster Allen Dulles led a network of disenchanted Germans in a plot to assassinate Hitler and end World War II before the invasion of opportunistic Russian forces.
AGEPROOF : LIVING LONGER WITHOUT RUNNING OUT OF MONEY OR BREAKING A HIP
by Chatzky, Jean Sherman, 1964- author.
646.79 CHA
ll the money in the world doesn't mean a thing if we can't get out of bed. And the healthiest body in the world won't stay that way if we're frazzled about five figures worth of debt. Today Show financial correspondent Jean Chatzky and the Cleveland Clinic's chief wellness officer Dr. Michael Roizen explain the vital connection between health and wealth, giving readers the tactics, strategies, and know-how to live longer, healthier, more lucrative lives. The same principles that allow us to achieve a better body will allow us to do the same for our investment portfolio. For instance, physical and financial stability comes down to the same equation: Inflow versus outflow. Do we burn more calories than we ingest? Likewise, are we making more money than we spend? The authors detail ways to improve behavior so that the answers tilt in the readers' favor. They also offer ways to beat the system by automating how we do things and limiting our decisions in the face of too much food or too much debt.
THE ALPS : A HUMAN HISTORY FROM HANNIBAL TO HEIDI AND BEYOND
by O'Shea, Stephen, author.
949.47 OSE
"A thrilling blend of contemporary travelogue and historical narrative about the Alps from 'a graceful and passionate writer' (Washington Post). For centuries the Alps have seen the march of armies, the flow of pilgrims and Crusaders, the feats of mountaineers and the dreams of engineers--and some 14 million people live among their peaks today. In The Alps, Stephen O'Shea takes readers up and down these majestic mountains, journeying through their 500-mile arc across France, Italy, Switzerland, Liechtenstein, Germany, Austria, and Slovenia. Along the way, he explores the reality behind Hannibal and his elephants' famous crossing in 218 BCE he reveals how the Alps have profoundly influenced culture from Frankenstein to Heidi to The Sound of Music and he visits the spot where Arthur Conan Doyle staged Sherlock Holmes's death scene, the bloody site of the Italians' retreat in World War I, and Hitler's notorious vacation house, the Eagle's Nest. Throughout, O'Shea records his adventures with the watch makers, salt miners, cable-car operators, and yodelers who define the Alps today"-- Provided by publisher.
ANATOMY OF INNOCENCE : TESTIMONIES OF THE WRONGFULLY CONVICTED
How do wrongful convictions happen, and what are the consequences for the lucky few who are acquitted, years after they are proven innocent? Fourteen exonerated inmates narrate their stories, while another exoneree's case is explored. They detail every aspect of the experience of wrongful conviction, as well as the remarkable depths of endurance sustained by each exoneree who never lost hope.
THE ART BOOK
by Bugler, Caroline, author.
709 BUG
BAD SINGER : THE SURPRISING SCIENCE OF TONE DEAFNESS AND HOW WE HEAR MUSIC
"In the tradition of Daniel Levitin's This Is Your Brain on Music and Oliver Sacks' Musicophilia, Bad Singer follows the delightful journey of Tim Falconer as he tries to overcome tone deafness--and along the way discovers what we're really hearing when we listen to music. A work of scientific discovery, musicology, and personal odyssey, Bad Singer is a fascinating, insightful, and highly entertaining account from an award-winning journalist and author."-- Provided by publisher.
BALLERINA BODY : DANCING AND EATING YOUR WAY TO A LEANER, STRONGER, AND MORE GRACEFUL YOU
"Misty Copeland believes "There has been a shift in recent years in which women no longer desire the bare bones of a runway model. Standards have changed: what women do want is a long, toned, powerful body with excellent posture." In other words, the body of a ballerina. In her first health and fitness book, Misty will show women how to find the motivation to get healthier and stronger, and how to reshape their bodies to be lean and flexible, with step-by-step advice, meal plans, workout routines, and words of inspiration. Celebrating the importance of healthy fats and a fitness regimen based on ballet exercises, Misty shares her own time-tested exercises and an eating plan focusing on healthy fats, both of which keep her in top shape. Tips for motivation and words of encouragement as well as tips on how to keep going even when you may want to give up. An inspiring section on the importance of finding mentors, and eventually being one, plus excerpts from Misty's personal journal, round out this important book on grace and strength." -- From Amazon.
BASEBALL PROSPECTUS
796.357 BAS
BASIC INCOME : A RADICAL PROPOSAL FOR A FREE SOCIETY AND A SANE ECONOMY
by Parijs, Philippe van, 1951- author.
362.582 PAR
Providing a basic income to everyone, rich or poor, active or inactive, was advocated by Paine, Mill, and Galbraith but the idea was never taken seriously. Today, with the welfare state creaking, it is one of the world's most widely debated proposals. Philippe Van Parijs and Yannick Vanderborght present a comprehensive defense of this radical idea.-- Provided by publisher
BECOMING LEONARDO : AN EXPLODED VIEW OF THE LIFE OF LEONARDO DA VINCI
Unlike anything ever written before about the Renaissance genius, a fascinating journey into the life of a ferociously dedicated loner transports readers back to a world of war and plague and court intrigue, of viciously competitive famous artists, and of murderous tyrants with exquisite tastes in art.
BEHAVING BADLY : THE NEW MORALITY IN SEX, BUSINESS, AND POLITICS
Enlisting the thoughts of a prime minister, the editor of London’s Financial Times, a holocaust survivor, a pop star and a former commander of the U.S. Air Force, a former media executive and business consultant seeks to understand what is acceptable and what is not in an increasingly complex—and ethically flexible—age.
BETWEEN STONY BROOK HARBOR TIDES : THE NATURAL HISTORY OF A LONG ISLAND POCKET BAY
by Swanson, R. Lawrence (Robert Lawrence), 1938- author.
577.51 SWA
BEYOND SCHIZOPHRENIA : LIVING AND WORKING WITH A SERIOUS MENTAL ILLNESS
by Baldwin, Marjorie L., 1949- author.
616.898 BAL
If someone you know is living and working with schizophrenia, their life is often fraught with challenges and setbacks. Baldwin makes a comprehensive attempt to explain why, in spite of near-miraculous advances in medication and treatment, persons with mental illness fare worse than almost any other disadvantaged group in the labor market. She looks at societal factors that affect employment outcomes for persons with serious mental illness, and then examines workplace factors that affect employment outcomes, including employer mandates in the Americans with Disabilities Act. Baldwin also outlines a set of policy recommendations designed to improve employment outcomes for this population.
THE BIG LIFE : EMBRACE THE MESS, WORK YOUR SIDE HUSTLE, FIND A MONUMENTAL RELATIONSHIP, AND BECOME THE BADASS BABE YOU WERE MEANT TO BE
"Millennial women are changing what it means to be powerful and successful in the world, for everyone. Forever. You want The Big Life, that delicious cocktail of passion, career, work, ambition, respect, money, and a monumental relationship. And you want it on your own terms. Forget climbing some corporate ladder, you want a career with twists and turns and adventure. For you, success only matters if it's meaningful. Ann Shoket knows the evolving values of young women more than anyone. She's the voice behind the popular Badass Babes community, a sisterhood of young, hungry, ambitious women who are helping each other through the most complex issues around becoming who you're meant to be. As the trailblazing editor-in-chief of Seventeen for the better part of a decade, Shoket led provocative conversations that helped young women navigate the tricky terrain of adolescence and become smart, confident, self-assured young women. Now that they are adding muscle to the frame work of their lives, she's continuing the conversation with The Big Life. The Big Life is packed with actionable guidance combined with personal advice from high-profile millennial women who have already achieved tremendous success, plus intimate conversations with a cast of compelling characters and Shoket's own stories on her quest for The Big Life. You'll learn to tackle all of the issues on heavy rotation in your mind." -- from Amazon.
BIRDWATCHING IN NEW YORK CITY AND ON LONG ISLAND
by Rivel, Deborah, author.
598.0723 RIV
BLEAKER HOUSE : CHASING MY NOVEL TO THE END OF THE WORLD
by Stevens, Nell, 1985- author.
B STEVENS
"A whimsical blend of memoir and travelogue, laced with wry and indispensable writing advice, Bleaker House is a story of creative struggle that brilliantly captures the self-torture of the writing life. Twenty-seven-year-old Nell Stevens was determined to write a novel, but somehow life kept getting in the way. Then came a game-changing opportunity: she won a fellowship that let her spend three months, all expenses paid, anywhere in the world to research and write a book. Would she choose a glittering metropolis, a romantic village, an exotic paradise? Um, no. Nell chose Bleaker Island, a snowy, windswept pile of rock in the Falklands. There, in a guesthouse where she would be the only guest, she could finally rid herself of distractions and write her 2,500 words a day. In three months, surely she'd have a novel. And sure enough, other than sheep, penguins, paranoia, and the weather, there aren't many distractions on Bleaker. Nell gets to work on her novel--a delightful Dickensian fiction she calls Bleaker House--only to discover that an excruciatingly erratic internet connection and 1100 calories a day (as much food as she could carry in her suitcase, budgeted to the raisin) are far from ideal conditions for literary production. With deft humor, the memoir traces Nell's island days and slowly reveals details of the life and people she has left behind in pursuit of her art. They pop up in her novel, as well, and in other fictional pieces that dot the book. It seems that there is nowhere Nell can run--an island or the pages of her notebook--to escape herself. With winning honesty and wit, Nell's race to finish her book slowly emerges as an irresistible narrative in its own right"-- Provided by publisher.
BLITZED : DRUGS IN THE THIRD REICH
by Ohler, Norman, author.
943.086 OHL
"A fast-paced, highly original history that uncovers the full extent of drug use in Nazi Germany, from Hitler's all-consuming reliance on a slew of substances, to the drugs that permeated the regime and played an integral role in Germany's military performance and ultimate downfall in World War II" -- Provided by publisher.
THE BODY BUILDERS : INSIDE THE SCIENCE OF THE ENGINEERED HUMAN
A tour of the current revolution in human augmentation explores how the world's most innovative engineers are helping people repair traumatic injuries while transcending physical and mental limitations.
BOSTON
by Hinderaker, Eric, author.
973.3113 HIN
On the night of March 5, 1770, British soldiers fired into a crowd gathered in front of Boston's Custom House, killing five people. Denounced as an act of unprovoked violence and villainy, the event that came to be known as the Boston Massacre is one of the most familiar incidents in American history, yet one of the least understood. Eric Hinderaker revisits this dramatic episode, examining in forensic detail the facts of that fateful night, the competing narratives that molded public perceptions at the time, and the long campaign afterward to transform the tragedy into a touchstone of American identity. When Parliament stationed two thousand British troops in Boston beginning in 1768, resentment spread rapidly among the populace. Steeped in traditions ofself-government and famous for their Yankee independence, Bostonians were primed to resist the imposition. Living up to their reputation as Britain's most intransigent North American community, they refused compromise and increasingly interpreted their conflict with Britain as a matter of principle. Relations between Britain and the North American colonies deteriorated precipitously after the shooting at the Custom House, and it soon became the catalyzing incident that placed Boston in the vanguard of the Patriot movement. Fundamental uncertainties about the night's events cannot be resolved. But the larger significance of the Boston Massacre extends from the era of the American Revolution to our own time, when the use of violence in policing crowd behavior has once again become a pressing public issue.-- Provided by publisher
CAFé NEANDERTAL : EXCAVATING OUR PAST IN ONE OF EUROPE
"Centered in the Dordogne region of southwestern France, one of Europe's most concentrated regions for Neandertal and early modern human occupations, writer Beebe Bahrami follows and participates in the work of archaeologists who are doing some of the most comprehensive and global work to date on the research, exploration, and recovery of our ancient ancestors. In Cafe Neandertal, Bahrami follows this compelling riddle along a path populated with colorful local personalities and opinionated, polemical, and brilliant archaeologists working in remote and fascinating places across Eurasia, all the while maintaining a firm foothold in the Dordogne, a region celebrated by the local tourist office as a vacation destination for 400,000 years. From this prehistoric perch Bahrami gets to know first-hand the Neandertals and the people who love them--those who have devoted their lives to them. She is thrown into a world debating not only what happened to these close cousins but also what legacy they have left for those who followed. Cafe Neandertal is also a detective story, investigating one of the biggest mysteries of prehistory and archaeology: Who were the Neandertals? Why did they disappear around 35,000 years ago? And more mysteriously, what light do they shed on us moderns? Bahrami takes readers into the thick of an excavation, neck-deep in Neanderthal dirt, and to the front row of the heated debates about our long-lost cousins. Cafe Neandertal pulls us deeply into the complex mystery of the Neandertals, shedding a surprising light on what it means to be human"-- Provided by publisher.
THE CAREER CATAPULT : SHAKE UP THE STATUS QUO AND BOOST YOUR PROFESSIONAL TRAJECTORY
"We live in an evolving economic environment, one in which job security and career certainty are distant memories. The old rules for navigating the turbulent waters of employment just don't apply anymore. In the face of these ongoing changes, it's easy to become fearful and discouraged. In The Career Catapult, innovative career consultant Roopa Unnikrishnan shows you how to gaze into this uncertain future and shape it to your advantage, regardless of your current position in the job hierarchy"--Amazon.com.
CARING FOR THE DYING : THE DOULA APPROACH TO A MEANINGFUL DEATH
by Fersko-Weiss, Henry, author.
616.029 FER
CASEY STENGEL : BASEBALL
by Appel, Martin, author.
B STENGEL
"A biography of the only baseball player in history to play for all the New York Teams describes how he went on to revolutionize the role of manager and won 10 pennants and seven World Series with the Yankees,"-- NoveList.
CAUMSETT : THE MARSHALL FIELD III GOLD COAST ESTATE
by Caumsett Foundation, corporate author.
974.721 CAU
CESAR MILLAN
Looks at the positive effects that having and training dogs has on their owners, and shares personal stories of how the dogs in his life have given him important lessons in respect, confidence, resilience, and authenticity.
CHANDIGARH REVEALED : LE CORBUSIER
by Fynn, Shaun, author, photographer.
ARCH 720.954 FYN
"In 1950, Indian prime minister Jawaharlal Nehru invited legendary French-Swiss architect Le Corbusier to embark on one of the greatest experiments in urban planning history: to build on the flat plains of Punjab a new capital--Chandigarh, a city whose monumental modernism promised to free India from the fetters of colonial tradition and lay the groundwork for an independent and utopian future. Nicknamed the City Beautiful, Chandigarh has been called one of "the perfect cities of the world in terms of architecture, cultural growth, and modernization," and in 2016 was designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Six decades after its founding, photographer and Chandigarh resident Shaun Fynn was granted unprecedented access to turn his lens on Le Corbusier's city and capture what is rarely seen: the living metropolis behind the master plan. Fynn's captivating images of the city and its inhabitants observe how the poetry of the architect's compositions have been shaped by the tumult of everyday life and worn bythe forces of time. Chandigarh Revealed combines striking photographs, texts by Le Corbusier authorities, an interview with one of the last remaining architects from Le Corbusier's team, and custom-designed maps to create an astonishing and intimate portrait of a legendary city"-- Provided by publisher.
CHARLTON HESTON : HOLLYWOOD
by Eliot, Marc, author.
B HESTON
"The award-winning author of Walt Disney draws on firsthand diaries, letters and estate records in a portrait of the Hollywood icon, political activist and NRA president that explores Heston's storied career and role in Hollywood mythology," -- NoveList.
CITY OF LIGHT, CITY OF POISON : MURDER, MAGIC, AND THE FIRST POLICE CHIEF OF PARIS
"Draws on transcripts, letters and diaries to chronicle how an epidemic of murder in the late 1600s led to Nicolas de La Reynie's appointment as Paris's first police chief, the installation of lanterns that turned Paris into the City of Light and the investigations in the criminal underground that implicated Louis XIV's mistress." -- Provided by publisher.
CIVIL RIGHTS ON LONG ISLAND
by Verga, Christopher Claude, author.
323.1196 VER
CLEMENT ATTLEE : THE MAN WHO MADE MODERN BRITAIN
by Bew, John, author.
B ATTLEE
A COLONY IN A NATION
by Hayes, Christopher, 1979- author.
363.2097 HAY
"An exploration of policing and democracy in America examines how aggressive policing combined with racial inequality has created conditions resembling a police state, and argues for a more democratic and sympathetic justice system." -- Provided by publisher.
CONEY ISLAND : 150 YEARS OF RIDES, FIRES, FLOODS, THE RICH, THE POOR AND FINALLY ROBERT MOSES
"Before the Civil War, Coney Island boasted a beach, small hotels, chowder stands and a few saloons. Taken over by powerful individuals, amusement park builders designed an entertainment wonderland on the island. Through the decades, the island has seen changes of fortune, floods and fires, cycles of decay and rehabilitation, making Coney Island what it is today"-- Provided by publisher.
COUNTING DOWN THE BEATLES : THEIR 100 FINEST SONGS
by Beviglia, Jim, author.
782.4216 BEV
DANIELLE WALKER
"When people adopt a new diet for health or personal reasons, they worry most about the parties, holidays, and events with strong food traditions, fearing their fond memories will be lost along with the newly eliminated food groups. After suffering for years with a debilitating autoimmune disease and missing many of these special occasions herself, Danielle Walker has revived the joy that cooking for holidays can bring in Danielle Walker's Against All Grain Celebrations, a collection of recipes and menus for twelve special occasions throughout the year. "-- Amazon.com.
DAVID WIESNER AND THE ART OF WORDLESS STORYTELLING
by Kahng, Eik, 1963- author.
741.642 KAH
DAYS OF SLAUGHTER : INSIDE THE FALL OF FREDDIE MAC AND WHY IT COULD HAPPEN AGAIN
"In September 2008, beset by mounting losses on high-risk mortgages and mortgage securities, the Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corporation teetered on the brink of insolvency. Fearing that confidence in the housing market would collapse completely if Freddie Mac and its competitor Fannie Mae failed, the US government made the difficult decision to place the two firms into conservatorship, taking control away from shareholders. Although the taxpayer commitment of hundreds of billions was meant to stabilize the housing finance system, Freddie's fall at the start of the financial crisis set off shockwaves around the world. In Days of Slaughter, Susan Wharton Gates, a former 19-year Freddie Mac employee and vice president of public policy, provides a vivid eyewitness account of the competing economic and political forces that led to massive losses for shareholders, investors, homeowners--and taxpayers. With a keen eye to the policy landscape, Gates relates the fateful decisions that led to Freddie Mac's downfall and desperate rescue. She also examines today's worrisome headlines about potential future bailouts, the uneven housing recovery, and stymied congressional reform efforts. Throughout the book, Gates argues convincingly that policymakers will be unable to safely reform the massive housing finance system that currently rests squarely on taxpayer shoulders without addressing deeper issues of ideology, moral hazard, and interest group politics. The first book to tell the story of Freddie Mac from an insider perspective--while casting a prophetic eye to the future--this first-hand account of housing policies, complex financial transactions, and the crazy quilt of federal and state actors involved in the Great Recession is a must-read. A cautionary tale of failed policies and corporate mismanagement that compellingly addresses previously unexplored issues of political ideology, organizational dynamics, and ethics, Days of Slaughter will appeal to readers everywhere who want a fuller explanation of what went awry i
DEADLIEST ENEMY : OUR WAR AGAINST KILLER GERMS
by Osterholm, Michael T, author.
614.4 OST
"Unlike natural disasters, whose destruction is concentrated in a limited area over a period of days, and illnesses, which have devastating effects but are limited to individuals and their families, infectious disease has the terrifying power to disrupt everyday life on a global scale, overwhelming public and private resources and bringing trade and transportation to a grinding halt. In today's world, it's easier than ever to move people, animals, and materials around the planet, but the same advances that make modern infrastructure so efficient have made epidemics and even pandemics nearly inevitable. And as outbreaks of Ebola, MERS, yellow fever, and Zika have demonstrated, we are woefully underprepared to deal with the fallout. So what can -- and must -- we do in order to protect ourselves from mankind's deadliest enemy? Drawing on the latest medical science, case studies, policy research, and hard-earned epidemiological lessons, Deadliest Enemy explores the resources and programs we need to develop if we are to keep ourselves safe from infectious disease. The authors show how we could wake up to a reality in which many antibiotics no longer cure, bioterror is a certainty, and the threat of a disastrous influenza pandemic looms ever larger. Only by understanding the challenges we face can we prevent the unthinkable from becoming the inevitable." -- from Amazon.
DEBRIEFING THE PRESIDENT : THE INTERROGATION OF SADDAM HUSSEIN
by Nixon, John (Middle East expert), author.
956.7044 NIX
In December 2003, after one of the largest, most aggressive manhunts in history, US military forces captured Iraqi president Saddam Hussein near his hometown of Tikrit. Beset by body-double rumors and false alarms during a nine-month search, the Bush administration needed positive identification of the prisoner before it could make the announcement that would rocket around the world. At the time, John Nixon was a senior CIA leadership analyst who had spent years studying the Iraqi dictator. Called upon to make the official ID, Nixon looked for telltale scars and tribal tattoos and asked Hussein a list of questions only he could answer. The man was indeed Saddam Hussein, but as Nixon learned in the ensuing weeks, both he and America had greatly misunderstood just who Saddam Hussein really was. Debriefing the President presents an astounding, candid portrait of one of our era's most notorious strongmen. Nixon, the first man to conduct a prolonged interrogation of Hussein after his capture, offers expert insight into the history and mind of America's most enigmatic enemy. After years of parsing Hussein's leadership from afar, Nixon faithfully recounts his debriefing sessions and subsequently strips away the mythology surrounding an equally brutal and complex man. His account is not an apology, but a sobering examination of how preconceived ideas led Washington policymakers, and the Bush White House, astray. Unflinching and unprecedented, Debriefing the President exposes a fundamental misreading of one of the modern world's most central figures and presents a new narrative that boldly counters the received account.
THE DESPOT
by Klaas, Brian P. (Brian Paul), 1986- author.
321.8 KLA
"For the first time since the end of the Cold War, the world is steadily becoming less democratic. The true culprits are dictators and counterfeit democrats. But, argues Klaas, the West is also an accomplice, inadvertently assaulting pro-democracy forces abroad as governments in Washington, London and Brussels chase pyrrhic short-term economic and security victories. Friendly fire from Western democracies against democracy abroad is too high a price to pay for a myopic foreign policy that is ultimately making the world less prosperous, stable and democratic. The Despot's Accomplice draws on years of extensive interviews on the frontlines of the global struggle for democracy, from a poetry-reading, politician-kidnapping general in Madagascar to Islamist torture victims in Tunisia, Belarusian opposition activists tailed by the KGB, West African rebels, and tea-sipping members of the Thai junta. Cumulatively, their stories weave together a tale of a broken system at the root of democracy's global retreat"--Amazon.com.
DICTATORS WITHOUT BORDERS : POWER AND MONEY IN CENTRAL ASIA
by Cooley, Alexander, 1972- author.
958.043 COO
"A penetrating look into the unrecognized and unregulated links between autocratic regimes in Central Asia and centers of power and wealth throughout the West. Weak, corrupt, and politically unstable, the former Soviet republics of Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, and Uzbekistan are dismissed as isolated and irrelevant to the outside world. But are they? This hard-hitting book argues that Central Asia is in reality a globalization leader with extensive involvement in economics, politics and security dynamics beyond its borders. Yet Central Asia's international activities are mostly hidden from view, with disturbing implications for world security. Based on years of research and involvement in the region, Alexander Cooley and John Heathershaw reveal how business networks, elite bank accounts, overseas courts, third-party brokers, and Western lawyers connect Central Asia's supposedly isolated leaders with global power centers. The authors also uncover widespread Western participation in money laundering, bribery, foreign lobbying by autocratic governments, and the exploiting of legal loopholes within Central Asia. Riveting and important, this book exposes the global connections of a troubled region that must no longer be ignored"-- Provided by publisher.
DINNER : CHANGING THE GAME
by Clark, Melissa, author.
641.5 CLA
DIY SOLAR PROJECTS : SMALL PROJECTS TO WHOLE-HOME SYSTEMS : TAP INTO THE SUN
by Smith, Eric W. (Eric William), 1951- author.
621.47 SMI
DODGE CITY : WYATT EARP, BAT MASTERSON, AND THE WICKEDEST TOWN IN THE AMERICAN WEST
"Dodge City, Kansas, is a place of legend. The town that started as a small military site exploded with the coming of the railroad, cattle drives, eager miners, settlers, and various entrepreneurs passing through to populate the expanding West. Before long, Dodge City's streets were lined with saloons and brothels and its populace was thick with gunmen, horse thieves, and desperadoes of every sort. By the 1870s, Dodge City was known as the most violent and turbulent town in the West. Enter Wyatt Earp and Bat Masterson. Young and largely self-trained men, the lawmen led the effort that established frontier justice and the rule of law in the American West, and did it in the wickedest place in the United States. When they moved on, Wyatt to Tombstone and Bat to Colorado, a tamed Dodge was left in the hands of Jim Masterson. But before long Wyatt and Bat, each having had a lawman brother killed, returned to that threatened western Kansas town to team up to restore order again in what became known as the Dodge City War before riding off into the sunset. The true story of their friendship, romances, gunfights, and adventures, along with the remarkable cast of characters they encountered along the way (including Wild Bill Hickock, Jesse James, Doc Holliday, Buffalo Bill Cody, John Wesley Hardin, Billy the Kid, and Theodore Roosevelt) has gone largely untold--lost in the haze of Hollywood films and western fiction, until now"-- Provided by publisher.
DOWN CITY : A DAUGHTER
Leah Carroll's mother, a gifted amateur photographer, was murdered by two drug dealers with Mafia connections when Leah was four years old. Her father, a charming alcoholic who hurtled between depression and mania, was dead by the time she was eighteen. Why did her mother have to die? Why did the man who killed her receive such a light sentence? What darkness did Leah inherit from her parents? Leah was left to put together her own future and, now in her memoir, she explores the mystery of her parents' lives, through interviews, photos, and police records. A wrenching memoir of a broken family and an indelible portrait of Rhode Island- a tiny state where the ghosts of mafia kingpins live alongside the feisty, stubborn people working hard just to get by.
THE DRAW : A MEMOIR
by Siegel, Lee, 1957- author.
B SIEGEL
"A young boy's awakening to the conflict between innate gifts and social class is at the center of this searing memoir about the unforgiving sovereignty of money. Hoping to make a killing in New Jersey real estate, the author's father, Monroe Siegel, takes a draw from his employer against unearned commission. When the recession hits in the 1970s, Monroe finds himself owing a small fortune to his firm. He sinks toward divorce and bankruptcy, while Lola, Lee's mother, suffers a nervous breakdown that turns her into a different person. Shamed and enraged by his father's fate, Lee grows up wondering what society owes a person who has failed materially but preserved his humanity. 'Other men got rewarded for their cold-heartedness, and often for their dishonesty, while he, Monroe Siegel, who had never hurt anyone, had to groan and stumble through life. Did not kindness deserve an income?' As a teen, Lee tries to make a different life for himself. He goes to a private college in the Midwest, is forced to leave due to his father's bankruptcy, and returns to New Jersey to work a series of menial jobs. He enrolls at a state college and then drops out to seek a better existence abroad, only to return to the United States in debt and in despair. Suddenly, a promising new life opens to him. At a price. The Draw touches on fundamental questions: How do we balance our obligations to ourselves with our obligations to others? What do we owe society when its rules have a legal basis but not a moral one? Written with startling candor and psychological acuity, Lee Siegel's The Draw is for anyone who has ever struggled with money, or who has tried to break through the barriers of family and class. "-- Provided by publisher.;"A memoir about dwelling in a world of debt"-- Provided by publisher.
EAST HAMPTON
by Barons, Richard I., author.
974.725 BAR
East Hampton began as a fishing and farming community in the 1600s, but by the late 18th century, the area had grown to be a popular summer destination. Within a year of its construction in 1796, the Montauk Lighthouse was already attracting tourists. By the mid-19th century, steamships and railroads were taking visitors to see the magnificent beaches and stay in the boardinghouses. The small East Hampton communities, such as Montauk, Amagansett, and Wainscott, also became favored locations for people escaping the heat of the cities, and they remain highly sought-after destinations today.
EAST MEADOW
by Eckers, Scott M., author.
974.7245 ECK
Following World War II, East Meadow developed into a suburban paradise some 20 miles east of New York City.
EXOPLANETS : DIAMOND WORLDS, SUPER-EARTHS, PULSAR PLANETS, AND THE NEW SEARCH FOR LIFE BEYOND OUR SOLAR SYSTEM
"Since its 2009 launch, the Kepler satellite has discovered more than two thousand exoplanets, or planets outside our solar system. More exoplanets are being discovered all the time, and even more remarkable than the sheer number of exoplanets is their variety. In Exoplanets, astronomer Michael Summers and physicist James Trefil explore these remarkable recent discoveries: planets revolving around pulsars, planets made of diamond, planets that are mostly water, and numerous rogue planets wandering through the emptiness of space." -- Adapted from publisher description
EXPLORERS
by Lewis-Jones, Huw, author.
910.922 LEW
EXTREME MEASURES : [FINDING A BETTER PATH TO THE END OF LIFE]
by Zitter, Jessica Nutik, author.
616.029 ZIT
Jessica Zitter became a doctor because she wanted to be a hero. She elected to specialize in critical care--to become an ICU physician--and imagined herself swooping in to rescue patients from the brink of death. But then during her first code she found herself cracking the ribs of a patient so old and frail it was unimaginable he would ever come back to life. She began to question her choice. Extreme Measures charts Zitter's journey from wanting to be one kind of hero to becoming another--a doctor who prioritizes the patient's values and preferences in an environment where the default choice is the extreme use of technology. In our current medical culture, the old and the ill are put on what she terms the End-of-Life Conveyor belt. They are intubated, catheterized, and even shelved away in care facilities to suffer their final days alone, confused, and often in pain. In her work Zitter has learned what patients fear more than death itself : the prospect of dying badly. She builds bridges between patients and caregivers, formulates plans to allay patients' pain and anxiety, and enlists the support of loved ones so that life can end well, even beautifully.
FALLEN GLORY : THE LIVES AND DEATHS OF HISTORY
by Crawford, James (Writer on aerial photography), author.
ARCH 720 CRA
"James Crawford uncovers the biographies of 20 of the world's most fascinating lost and ruined buildings, from the dawn of civilization to the cyber era. The lives of these iconic structures are packed with drama and intrigue, featuring war and religion, politics and art, love and betrayal, catastrophe and hope." -- Provided by publisher.
THE FAMILY GENE : A MISSION TO TURN MY DEADLY INHERITANCE INTO A HOPEFUL FUTURE
A riveting medical mystery about a young woman's quest to uncover the truth about her likely fatal genetic disorder that opens a window onto the exploding field of genomic medicine.
FERRY TALES II   WHEN HELLENIC FREEZES OVER
by Giannaris, George N., author.
974.725 GIA
THE FIRST LOVE STORY : ADAM, EVE, AND US
by Feiler, Bruce S., author.
222.11 FEI
"Presents a revelatory account of Adam and Eve's symbolism as central figures in Western imagination and their role in shaping humanity's deepest feelings about relationships, family, and togetherness." -- Provided by publisher.
FLORET FARM
From Erin Benzakein, a leader in the locaflor farm-to-centerpiece movement and owner of internationally renowned Floret Flower Farm, Cut Flower Garden is equal parts instruction and inspiration, a book overflowing with lush photography of magnificent flowers and breathtaking arrangements organized by season. This beautiful guide to growing, harvesting, and arranging gorgeous blooms year-round gives readers vital tools to nurture a stunning flower garden and use their blossoms to create showstopping arrangements. With irresistible photos of Erin's flower farm that showcase exquisite blooms, tips for growing in a variety of spaces and climates as well as step-by-step instructions for lavish garlands, airy centerpieces, and romantic floral decor for every season, Floret Farm's Cut Flower Garden informs and entices gardeners of all skill levels.
FOLK ART FUSION : LEARN TO PAINT COLORFUL CONTEMPORARY FOLK ART IN ACRYLIC
Folk Art Fusion explores the colorful combination of art styles present in modern folk art paintings. Learn how traditional folk art continues to influence today's painters, and discover how to create contemporary folk-art paintings with approachable, step-by-step projects featuring traditional subjects painted with creative techniques and popular style, including flowers, animals, architecture, sugar skulls, portraits, and more. Colourful, contemporary, and inspirational, Folk Art Fusion allows artists of all skill levels to discover the joy of creating modern, global-inspired art in this time-treasured genre.
FOOTNOTES FROM THE WORLD
by Eckstein, Bob, artist, author.
381.45 ECK
FOXHUNTING WITH MEADOW BROOK
by Tabler, Judith, author.
799.2597 TAB
"Foxhunting with Meadow Brook on Long Island, New York, was always about more than the fox, the hounds, or the horses. Meadow Brook was about its people--some powerful, some idle, many wealthy--and their shared joy in galloping across beautiful country, only minutes outside New York City. Doomed from its 1881 conception, the Meadow Brook hunt managed to survive for ninety years in spite of poor scenting, sandy soil, angry farmers, quirky millionaires, trolleys, trains, automobiles, and airplanes. Foxhunting with Meadow Brook tells the story of the people who, for almost a century, rode behind the Meadow Brook hounds"-- Provided by publisher.
FUN & GAMES FOR A SMARTER DOG : 50 GREAT BRAIN GAMES TO ENGAGE YOUR DOG
Sit, stay, come... what's next? You don't have to hang up your clicker and treat bag once your dog has the basics down pat. Dogs have unlimited potential to learn, and you can help develop that potential by turning up the fun in your training routine. When you teach your dog in the course of play, your dog becomes smarter, you further strengthen your dog/owner bond, and both of you have a good time? Inside Fun & Games for a Smarter Dog: Step-by-step instructions for fifty fun games that teach new behaviors each includes adaptations for different skill levels, The science behind the success of play-based training, The importance of rewards and good timing in reinforcing desired behaviors, How to increase your dog's physical abilities as well as his mental acuity as he learns, Socialization and how it affects your dog's receptiveness to new canine playmates Book jacket.
THE GATEKEEPERS : HOW THE WHITE HOUSE CHIEFS OF STAFF DEFINE EVERY PRESIDENCY
by Whipple, Chris (Christopher C.), author.
973.92 WHI
"The first in-depth, behind-the-scenes look at the White House Chiefs of Staff, whose actions--and inactions--have defined the course of our country What do Dick Cheney and Rahm Emanuel have in common? Aside from polarizing personalities, both served as chief of staff to the president of the United States--as did Donald Rumsfeld, Leon Panetta, and a relative handful of others. The chiefs of staff, often referred to as "the gatekeepers," wield tremendous power in Washington and beyond they decide who is allowed to see the president, negotiate with Congress to push POTUS's agenda, and--most crucially--enjoy unparalleled access to the leader of the free world. Each chief can make or break an administration, and each president reveals himself by the chief he picks. Through extensive, intimate interviews with all seventeenliving chiefs and two former presidents, award-winning journalist and producer Chris Whipple pulls back the curtain on this unique fraternity. In doing so, he revises our understanding of presidential history, showing us how James Baker's expert managing of the White House, the press, and Capitol Hill paved the way for the Reagan Revolution--and, conversely, how Watergate, the Iraq War, and even the bungled Obamacare rollout mighthave been prevented by a more effective chief. Filled with shrewd analysis and never-before-reported details,The Gatekeepersoffers an essential portrait of the toughest job in Washington"-- Provided by publisher.
THE GENE MACHINE : HOW GENETIC TECHNOLOGIES ARE CHANGING THE WAY WE HAVE KIDS -- AND THE KIDS WE HAVE
"A researched exploration of the promises and vulnerabilities of having children in an age of genetic tests and interventions considers key scientific, technological and political factors while sharing the stories of men and women struggling to understand the range of the tests and their revelations." -- Provided by publisher.
GET A FINANCIAL LIFE : PERSONAL FINANCE IN YOUR TWENTIES AND THIRTIES
by Kobliner, Beth, 1965- author.
332.024 KOB
"A completely revised and updated fourth edition of the New York Times bestseller, designed to guide younger adults through the world of personal finance. More than ever before, people in their twenties and thirties need help getting their financial lives in order. And who could blame them? These so-called millennials have come of age in the wake of the worst economic crisis in memory, and are now trying to get by in its aftermath. They owe record levels of student loan debt, face sky-high rents, and struggle to live on a budget in an uncertain economy. It's time for them to get a financial life"-- Provided by publisher.
GLUTEN-FREE FOR GOOD : SIMPLE, WHOLESOME RECIPES MADE FROM SCRATCH
by Seneviratne, Samantha, author.
641.5639 SEN
"No meal should be defined by what's not there. Gluten-Free for Good has 100 easy, healthful gluten-free recipes that are so delicious you'll never miss the gluten. Here are dishes you may have thought you'd never enjoy again--not without resorting to expensive packaged gluten-free foods that aren't as delicious or healthful as the real thing. These quick-cooking meals are for any time of day, all made from scratch without hard-to-digest processed additives like xanthan or guar gum. Recipes include: Miso Shrimp with Snap Peas Roast Chicken with Whole-Grain Sausage Stuffing Leek and Carrot Brown Rice Risotto White Pizza with Blistered Tomatoes Spanish Tortilla Parmesan Cheese Crackers Loaded Oat Bars Upside-Down Skillet Plum Cake Carrot Cake with Coconut Cream Cheese Frosting Blondie Bars The best way to eat more of what you love is to cook real foods at home. With inspiring photographs and a simple pantry primer, Gluten-Free for Good shows how cooking gluten-free can be seamless, instinctive, and appealing"-- Provided by publisher.
GOOD HOUSEKEEPING CHRISTMAS COOKIES : 75 IRRESISTIBLE HOLIDAY TREATS
Everyone loves a Christmas cookie! Here are the best of the best from Good Housekeeping: 75 delicious triple-tested holiday recipes, from Chocolate Chunk and Gingerbread Cutouts to Mint Peppermint Sticks and Razzy-Jazzy Thumbprints. Whether you're an expert baker or an enthusiastic home cook, this treasure trove of cookies, including do-ahead tips and easy decorating and gift-wrapping ideas, will ensure that everything you make tastes--and looks--amazing.
THE GOOD OCCUPATION : AMERICAN SOLDIERS AND THE HAZARDS OF PEACE
by Carruthers, Susan L. (Susan Lisa), author.
940.5314 CAR
Waged for a just cause and culminating in total victory, World War II was America's "good war." Yet for millions of GIs overseas, the war did not end with Germany's and Japan's surrenders. The Good Occupation chronicles America's transition from wartime combatant to postwar occupier, by exploring the intimate thoughts and feelings of the ordinary servicemen and women who participated--often reluctantly--in the difficult project of rebuilding nations they had so recently worked to destroy. When the war ended, most of the seven million Americans in uniform longed to return to civilian life. Yet many remained on active duty, becoming the "after-army" tasked with bringing order and justice to societies ravaged by war. Susan Carruthers shows how American soldiers struggled to deal with unprecedented catastrophe among millions of displaced refugees and concentration camp survivors while negotiating the inevitable tensions that arose between victors and the defeated enemy. Drawing on thousands of unpublished letters, diaries, and memoirs, she reveals the stories service personnel told themselves and their loved ones back home in order to make sense of their disorienting and challenging postwar mission. The picture Carruthers paints is not the one most Americansrecognize today. A venture undertaken by soldiers with little appetite for the task has crystallized, in the retelling, into the "good occupation" of national mythology: emblematic of the United States' role as a bearer of democracy, progress, and prosperity. In real time, however, "winning the peace" proved a perilous business, fraught with temptation and hazard.-- Provided by publisher
GOTHAM RISING : NEW YORK IN THE 1930S
by Stewart, Jules, author.
974.71 STE
GRACE NOTES
by Sagal, Katey, author.
B SAGAL
Gripping, singular, and gorgeously reflective, Grace Notes is a memoir told in essays by beloved actress, Hollywood veteran, and singer/songwriter Katey Sagal, perfect for fans of Mary Louise Parker's Dear Mr. You and Patti Smith's M Train. Popular and award-winning star Katey Sagal chronicles the rollercoaster ride of her life in this series of evocative and beautifully written vignettes, resulting in a life story recounted unlike any other Hollywood memoir you've read before. Sagal takes you through the highs and lows of her life, from the tragic deaths of her parents to her long years in the Los Angeles rock scene, from being diagnosed with cancer at the age of twenty-eight to getting her big break on the fledgling FOX network as the wise-cracking Peggy Bundy on the beloved sitcom Married with Children. Sparse and poetic, Grace Notes is an emotionally riveting tale of struggle and success, both professional and personal: Sagal's path to sobriety the stillbirth of her first daughter, Ruby motherhood the experience of having her third daughter at age fifty-two with the help of a surrogate and her lifelong passion for music. Intimate, candid, and offering an inside look at a remarkable life forged within the entertainment industry, Grace Notes offers unprecedented access to the previously unknown life of a woman whom audiences have loved for over thirty years.
THE GREAT ZENTANGLE BOOK : LEARN TO TANGLE WITH 101 ENGAGING PATTERNS
Zentangle is a meditative art in which lines and shapes are created and combined to make one intricate piece of artwork. Complied by certified Zentangle trainer, Beate Winkler, these 100 step-by-step Zentangle patterns will help you relax while creating approachable and beautiful works of art. Discover beautiful tangles from artists from around the world, including Zentangle founders Maria Thomas and Rick Roberts. Be up to date on current Zentangle trends with new, delicate bijou tiles and find inspiration for your own Zentangle artwork while learning fascinating information and techniques. It's time you gave your mind a creative break with The Great Zentangle Book!
THE GREATEST STORY EVER TOLD-- SO FAR : WHY ARE WE HERE?
by Krauss, Lawrence M., 1954-, author.
530.11 KRA
Internationally renowned, award-winning theoretical physicist, New York Times bestselling author of A Universe from nothing and passionate advocate for reason, Lawrence Krauss tells the dramatic story of the discovery of the hidden world of reality - a grand poetic vision of nature - and how we find our place within it. In a landmark, unprecedented work of scientific history, Krauss leads us to the furthest reaches of space and time, to scales so small they are invisible to microscopes, to the birth and rebirth of light, and into the natural forces that govern our existence.
GREG LEMOND : YELLOW JERSEY RACER
by Andrews, Guy, 1966- author.
Q 796.62 AND
THE GROUND BENEATH US : FROM THE OLDEST CITIES TO THE LAST WILDERNESS, WHAT DIRT TELLS US ABOUT WHO WE ARE
When a teaspoon of soil contains millions of species, and when we pave over the earth on a daily basis, what does that mean for our future? What is the risk to our food supply, the planet's wildlife, the soil on which every life-form depends? How much undeveloped, untrodden ground do we even have left? Paul Bogard set out to answer these questions in The Ground Beneath Us, and what he discovered is astounding. From New York (where more than 118,000,000 tons of human development rest on top of Manhattan Island) to Mexico City (which sinks inches each year into the Aztec ruins beneath it), Bogard shows us the weight of our cities' footprints. And as we see hallowed ground coughing up bullets at a Civil War battlefield long-hidden remains emerging from below the sites of concentration camps the dangerous, alluring power of fracking the fragility of the giant redwoods, our planet's oldest living things the surprises hidden under a Major League ballpark's grass and the sublime beauty of our few remaining wildest places, one truth becomes blazingly clear: The ground is the easiest resource to forget, and the last we should. Bogard's The Ground Beneath Us is deeply transporting reading that introduces farmers, geologists, ecologists, cartographers, and others in a quest to understand the importance of something too many of us take for granted: dirt. From growth and life to death and loss, and from the subsurface technologies that run our cities to the dwindling number of idyllic Edens that remain, this is the fascinating story of the ground beneath our feet.
H  H  HOLMES : THE TRUE HISTORY OF THE WHITE CITY DEVIL
by Selzer, Adam, author.
364.1523 SEL
H. H. Holmes: The True History of the White City Devil is the first truly comprehensive book examining the life and career of a murderer who has become one of America's great supervillains. It reveals not only the true story but how the legend evolved, taking advantage of hundreds of primary sources that have never been examined before, including legal documents, letters, articles, and records that have been buried in archives for more than a century. Though Holmes has become just as famous now as he was in 1895, a deep analysis of contemporary materials makes very clear how much of the story as we know came from reporters who were nowhere near the action, a dangerously unqualified new police chief, and, not least, lies invented by Holmes himself. Selzer has unearthed tons of stunning new data about Holmes, weaving together turn-of-the-century America, the killer's background, and the wild cast of characters who circulated in and about the famous "castle" building. This book will be the first truly accurate account of what really happened in Holmes's castle of horror.
HALLELUJAH ANYWAY : REDISCOVERING MERCY
by Lamott, Anne, author.
241.4 LAM
"Mercy is radical kindness," Anne Lamott writes in her enthralling and heartening book, Hallelujah Anyway. It's the permission you give others, and yourself, to forgive a debt, to absolve the unabsolvable, to let go of the judgment and pain that make life so difficult. In Hallelujah Anyway: Rediscovering Mercy Lamott ventures to explore where to find meaning in life. We should begin, she suggests, by "facing a great big mess, especially the great big mess of ourselves." It's up to each of us to recognize the presence and importance of mercy everywhere, within us and outside us, all around us, and to use it to forge a deeper understanding of ourselves and more honest connections with each other. While that can be difficult to do, Lamott argues that it's crucial, as "kindness towards others, beginning with myself, buys us a shot at a warm and generous heart, the greatest prize of all." Full of Lamott's trademark honesty, humor and forthrightness, Hallelujah Anyway is profound and caring, funny and wise, a hopeful book of hands-on spirituality.
HARNESS THE SUN : AMERICA
by Warburg, Philip, author.
333.7923 WAR
"Solar power was once the domain of futurists and environmentally minded suburbanites. Today it is part of mainstream America--and the solar industry is booming. Beginning with his solar-powered home in Massachusetts, Philip Warburg travels the country to introduce readers to a surprising array of pioneers who are spearheading America's solar revolution, from business leaders and politicians across the spectrum to students committed to greening their campuses. Those in pollution-ravaged industrial areas and Native American groups alike are finding that solar offers the key to revitalizing their communities--all while weaning the country off of fossil fuels. Harness the Sun offers a grounded, persuasive vision of America's energy future--one fueled by clean, renewable sources of power, with solar at center stage."
HAVANA : A SUBTROPICAL DELIRIUM
by Kurlansky, Mark, author.
972.91 KUR
"Award-winning author Mark Kurlansky presents an insider's view of Havana: the elegant, tattered city he has come to know over more than thirty years. Part cultural history, part travelogue, with recipes, historic engravings, photographs, and Kurlansky's own pen-and-ink drawings throughout, Havana celebrates the city's singular music, literature, baseball, and food its five centuries of outstanding, neglected architecture and its extraordinary blend of cultures." -- Provided by publisher.
HEALTHCARE CHOICES : 5 STEPS TO GETTING THE MEDICAL CARE YOU WANT AND NEED
Making medical decisions is overwhelming. Dr. Archelle Georgiou has helped thousands of people make choices that balance the best medical options with individual preferences. Now she shares her 5-step formula so you can make smart decisions tailored to the care you want and need.
THE HELLO GIRLS : AMERICA
by Cobbs Hoffman, Elizabeth, author.
940.41 COB
"In World War I, telephones linked commanding generals with soldiers in muddy trenches. A woman in uniform connected almost every one of their calls, speeding the orders that won the war. Like other soldiers, the "Hello Girls" swore the Army oath and stayed for the duration. A few were graduates of elite colleges. Most were ordinary, enterprising young women motivated by patriotism and adventure, eager to test their mettle and save the world. The first contingent arrived in France just as the German Army trained "Big Bertha" on Paris, bombarding the frightened city as the new women of the U.S. Army struggled through unlit streets to find their billets. A handful followed General Pershing to the gates of Verdun and the battlefields of Meuse-Argonne. When the switchboard operators sailed home a year later, the Army dismissed them without veterans' benefits or victory medals. The women commenced a sixty-year fight that a handful of survivors carried to triumph in 1979. This book shows how technological developments encouraged an unusual band to volunteer for military service at the precise moment that feminists back home championed a federal suffrage amendment. The same desire to participate fully in the life of their country animated both groups, and both struggled after 1920 to reap the rewards of victory. Their experiences illuminate ways in which sex-role change was embraced and resisted throughout the twentieth century, and the ways that men and women struggled together for gender justice."--Provided by publisher.
HOW EMOTIONS ARE MADE : THE SECRET LIFE OF THE BRAIN
by Barrett, Lisa Feldman, author.
152.4 BAR
A new theory of how the brain constructs emotions that could revolutionize psychology, health care, the legal system, and our understanding of the human mind.
HOW THE HELL DID THIS HAPPEN? : THE ELECTION OF 2016
by O'Rourke, P. J., author.
324.973 ORO
The political satirist shares irreverent insights into the stranger-than-fiction 2016 presidential election to profile its colorful candidates, primaries, debates, and related issues.
HOW THE WORLD MOVES : THE ODYSSEY OF AN AMERICAN INDIAN FAMILY
by Nabokov, Peter, author.
973.0497 NAB
"A compelling portrait of cultural transition and assimilation via the saga of one Acoma Pueblo Indian family. Born in 1861 in New Mexico's Acoma Pueblo, Edward Proctor Hunt lived a tribal life almost unchanged for centuries. But after attending government schools he broke with his people's ancient codes to become a shopkeeper and controversial broker between Indian and white worlds....Nabokov narrates the fascinating story of Hunt’s life within a multicultural and historical context. Chronicling Pueblo Indian life and Anglo/Indian relations over the last century and a half, he explores how this entrepreneurial family capitalized on the nation’s passion for Indian culture."-- Provided by publisher.
HOW TO DRAW PORTRAITS IN CHARCOAL
by Fowkes, Nathan, author.
743.42 FOW
HOW TO HYGGE : THE NORDIC SECRETS TO A HAPPY LIFE
by Johansen, Signe, author.
158.1 JOH
"A chef and writer who grew up in Norway—using the concept of hygge, which values the idea of cherishing yourself, celebrating experiences over possessions and being kind to yourself and others—presents a how-to guide that combines recipes, helpful tips and more for cozy living at home the Danish way." -- Provided by publisher.
HOW TO WATCH SOCCER
by Gullit, Ruud, 1962- author.
796.334 GUL
An opinionated masterclass in the art and science of "reading" a match from one of professional soccer's most respected and beloved international figures.-- Provided by publisher.
HUMANS OF LONDON
by Teesdale, Cathy, author, photographer.
778.9421 TEE
A magical collection of photographs from the busy, ever-changing streets of London. Cathy Teesdale has made it her personal mission to document life on the streets of the UK's capital city. Armed with only a camera, she ventures out and captures extraordinary images of her fellow humans of every possible variety, and together with fascinating anecdotes and details brings each portrait vividly to life. Humans of London is an extraordinary celebration of humanity and everyday life in this vibrant city.
ICE GHOSTS : THE EPIC HUNT FOR THE LOST FRANKLIN EXPEDITION
The true story of the greatest mystery of Arctic exploration--and the rare mix of marine science and Inuit knowledge that led to the shipwreck's recent discovery.Ice Ghosts weaves together the epic story of the Lost Franklin Expedition of 1845--whose two ships and crew of 129 were lost to the Arctic ice--with the modern tale of the scientists, divers, and local Inuit behind the incredible discovery of the flagship's wreck in 2014. Paul Watson, a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist who was on the icebreaker that led the discovery expedition, tells a fast-paced historical adventure story: Sir John Franklin and the crew of the HMS Erebus and Terror setting off in search of the fabled Northwest Passage, the hazards they encountered and the reasons they were forced to abandon ship hundreds of miles from the nearest outpost of Western civilization, and the decades of searching that turned up only rumors of cannibalism and a few scattered papers and bones--until a combination of faith in Inuit lore and the latest science yielded a discovery for the ages.
IKE AND MCCARTHY : DWIGHT EISENHOWER
by Nichols, David A. (David Allen), 1939- author.
973.921 NIC
"Describes how President Eisenhower used surrogates to orchestrate a secret campaign against the powerful Republican Senator Joseph McCarthy best known for his anti-Communist witch hunt, that ultimately resulted in McCarthy being censured and discredited,"-- NoveList.
IN MY KITCHEN : A COLLECTION OF NEW AND FAVORITE VEGETARIAN RECIPES
Presents an updated collection of recipes from the country's leading authority on vegetarian cooking, including such dishes as cheese souffle̹, braised summer vegetables, and zucchini cake, with menu suggestions and tips for modifications.
INFERNO : A DOCTOR
by Hatch, Steven, 1969- author.
362.1969 HAT
"An American doctor provides a first-hand account of the Ebola epidemic—during which he served at a small Liberian hospital where he saw the disease tear apart families and kill both his colleagues and patients alike." -- Provided by publisher.
THE INHERITANCE : A FAMILY ON THE FRONT LINES OF THE BATTLE AGAINST ALZHEIMER
"An inspiring race against time: The courageous, hopeful story of the one family who may hold the key to finding a cure for Alzheimer's disease. Every sixty-nine seconds, someone is diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease. Of the top ten killers, it is the only disease for which there is no cure or treatment. For most people, there is nothing that they can do to fight back. But one family is doing all they can. The DeMoe family has the most devastating form of the disease that there is: early onset Alzheimer's, an inherited genetic mutation that causes the disease in 100 percent of cases, and has a 50 percent chance of being passed onto the next generation. Of the six DeMoe children whose father had it, five have inherited the gene the sixth, Karla, has inherited responsibility for all of them. But rather than give up in the face of such news, the DeMoes have agreed to spend their precious, abbreviated years as part of a worldwide study that could utterly change the landscape of Alzheimer's research and offers the brightest hope for future treatments--and possibly a cure. Drawing from several years of in-depth research with this charming and upbeat family, journalist Niki Kapsambelis tells the story of Alzheimer's through the humanizing lens of these ordinary people made extraordinary by both their terrible circumstances and their bravery. Their tale is intertwined with the dramatic narrative history of the disease, the cutting-edge research that brings us ever closer to a possible cure, and the accounts of the extraordinary doctors spearheading these groundbreaking studies. From the oil fields of North Dakota to the jungles of Colombia, this incredible narrative redefines courage in the face of one of the most pervasive and mysterious pandemics of our time"-- Provided by publisher.
THE INSTANT POT® ELECTRIC PRESSURE COOKER COOKBOOK : EASY RECIPES FOR FAST & HEALTHY MEALS
With The Instant Pot Electric Pressure Cooker Cookbook, you'll explore an inspiring variety of healthy, easy-to-make pressure cooker recipes, from savory breakfasts to hearty stews to decadent desserts, and more. Packed with nutritious, family-friendly pressure cooker recipes, plus vegetarian, gluten-free, and Paleo-friendly options, The Instant Pot Electric Pressure Cooker Cookbook is your go-to guide for fuss-free, all-in-one cooking.
ISIS : AN INTRODUCTION AND GUIDE TO THE ISLAMIC STATE
by Steed, Brian L., author.
363.325 STE
JONATHAN SWIFT : THE RELUCTANT REBEL
by Stubbs, John, 1977- author.
B SWIFT
A detailed portrait of the man behind "Gulliver's Travels" traces his early loss of a parent, the contradictions that marked his character, and his achievements as a political writer and dean of St. Patrick's Cathedral in Dublin.
THE KINKS : A THOROUGHLY ENGLISH PHENOMENON
by Fleiner, Carey, 1965- author.
782.4216 FLE
KITCHEN UPGRADES
643.3 KIT
This completely new edition from the editors of Fine Homebuilding will provide all the advice you need to remodel a kitchen of any size or shape, on any budget.
THE KNOWLEDGE ILLUSION : WHY WE NEVER THINK ALONE
by Sloman, Steven A., author.
153.42 SLO
"Two cognitive scientists explain how the human brain relies on the communal nature of intelligence and knowledge, constantly gathering information and expertise stored outside our mind and bodies, to overcome its shortcomings of being error prone, irrational and often ignorant,"--NoveList.
LEARNING FROM LONGHOUSE
by Larsen, Jack Lenor, author.
712.5 LAR
LENIN ON THE TRAIN
by Merridale, Catherine, 1959- author.
947.084 MER
"A gripping, meticulously researched account of Lenin's fateful rail journey from Zurich to Petrograd, where he ignited the Russian Revolution and forever changed the world. In April 1917, as the Russian Tsar Nicholas II's abdication sent shockwaves across war-torn Europe, the future leader of the Bolshevik revolution Vladimir Lenin was far away, exiled in Zurich. When the news reached him, Lenin immediately resolved to return to Petrograd and lead the revolt. But to get there, he would have to cross Germany, which meant accepting help from the deadliest of Russia's adversaries. Germany saw an opportunity to further destabilize Russia by allowing Lenin and his small group of revolutionaries to return. Now, drawing on a dazzling array of sources and never-before-seen archival material, renowned historian Catherine Merridale provides a riveting, nuanced account of this enormously consequential journey--the train ride that changed the world--as well as the underground conspiracy and subterfuge that went into making it happen. Writing with the same insight and formidable intelligence that distinguished her earlier works, she brings to life a world of counter-espionage and intrigue, wartime desperation, illicit finance, and misguided utopianism. This was the moment when the Russian Revolution became Soviet, the genesis of a system of tyranny and faith that changed the course of Russia's history forever and transformed the international political climate"-- Provided by publisher.
LEO DUROCHER : BASEBALL
by Dickson, Paul, author.
B DUROCHER
Leo Durocher (1906-1991) was baseball's all-time leading cocky, flamboyant, and galvanizing character, casting a shadow across several eras, from the time of Babe Ruth to the Space Age Astrodome, from Prohibition through the Vietnam War. For more than forty years, he was at the forefront of the game, with a Zelig-like ability to be present as a player or manager for some of the greatest teams and defining baseball moments of the twentieth century. A rugged, combative shortstop and a three-time All-Star, he became a legendary manager, winning three pennants and a World Series in 1954.
LET IT GO : DOWNSIZING YOUR WAY TO A RICHER, HAPPIER LIFE
by Walsh, Peter, 1956- author.
648 WAL
Decluttering guru Peter Walsh recently went through the process of downsizing his childhood home and dividing his late parents’ family possessions. He realized that making these decisions about mementos and heirlooms creates strong emotions and can be an overwhelming chore. In Let It Go, Peter turns downsizing into a rejuvenating life change with his useful tips and practical takeaways.
LINUX POCKET GUIDE
by Barrett, Daniel J., author.
005.4469 BAR
Describes the general concepts of the Linux operating system along with information on such topics as the file system, the shell features, network connections, email, and programming with shell scripts.
LIVE TO EAT : COOKING THE MEDITERRANEAN WAY
by Psilakis, Michael, author.
641.5918 PSI
LUCKY JIM
by Hart, James, author.
B HART
MADAME PRESIDENT : THE EXTRAORDINARY JOURNEY OF ELLEN JOHNSON SIRLEAF
by Cooper, Helene, author.
B JOHNSON-SIRLEAF
"The harrowing, but triumphant story of Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, leader of the Liberian women's movement, winner of the Nobel Peace Prize, and the first democratically elected female president in African history,"--NoveList.
MAKING SENSE OF SCIENCE : SEPARATING SUBSTANCE FROM SPIN
Cornelia Dean draws on her 30 years as a science journalist with the New York Times to expose the flawed reasoning and knowledge gaps that handicap readers when they try to make sense of science. She calls attention to conflicts of interest in research and the price society pays when science journalism declines and funding dries up.-- Provided by publisher
A MAN FOR ALL MARKETS : FROM LAS VEGAS TO WALL STREET, HOW I BEAT THE DEALER AND THE MARKET
Traces the author's experiences as a mathematics wizard, author, inventor, hedge-fund manager, and card-counter who revealed casino-beating strategies, invented the first wearable computer, and launched a Wall Street revolution.
MARCH 1917 : ON THE BRINK OF WAR AND REVOLUTION
by Englund, Will, author.
940.332 ENG
"A riveting history of the month that transformed the world's greatest nations as Russia faced revolution and America entered World War I. "We are provincials no longer," said Woodrow Wilson on March 5, 1917, at his second inaugural. He spoke on the eve of America's entrance into World War I, as Russia teetered between autocracy and democracy. Just ten days after Wilson's declaration, Tsar Nicholas II abdicated the throne, ending a three-centuries-long dynasty and ushering in the false dawn of a democratic Russia. Wilson asked Congress to declare war against Germany a few short weeks later, asserting the United States's new role as a global power and its commitment to spreading American ideals abroad. Will Englund draws on a wealth of contemporary diaries, memoirs, and newspaper accounts to furnish texture and personal detail to the story of that month. March 1917 celebrates the dreams of warriors, pacifists, revolutionaries, and reactionaries, even as it demonstrates how their successes and failures constitute the origin story of the complex world we inhabit a century later."-- Provided by publisher.
MARCH OF THE SUFFRAGETTES : ROSALIE GARDINER JONES AND THE MARCH FOR VOTING RIGHTS
Shares the story of how "General" Rosalie Gardner Jones marched an army of women nearly one hundred seventy-five miles to win support for voting rights for women.
MARILYN IN MANHATTAN : HER YEAR OF JOY
by Winder, Elizabeth, author.
B MONROE
In Marilyn in Manhattan, the iconic blonde bombshell is not only happy, but successful. She breaks her contract with Fox Studios to form her own production company, a groundbreaking move that makes her the highest paid actress in history and revolutionizes the entertainment industry. A true love letter to Marilyn, and a joyous portrait of a city bursting with life and art, Marilyn in Manhattan is a beautifully written, lively look at two American treasures: New York and Marilyn Monroe, and sheds new light on one of our most enduring icons.--Amazon.com
A MEATLOAF IN EVERY OVEN : TWO CHATTY COOKS, ONE ICONIC DISH AND DOZENS OF RECIPES--FROM MOM
The definitive guide to an American classic though the lens of New York Times journalists Frank Bruni and Jennifer Steinhauer's culinary friendship. vFrank Bruni and Jennifer Steinhauer share a passion for meatloaf and have been exchanging recipes via phone, email, text and instant message for decades. A MEATLOAF IN EVERY OVEN is their homage to a distinct tradition, with 50 killer recipes, from the best classic takes to riffs by world-famous chefs like Bobby Flay and Mario Batali from Italian polpettone to Middle Eastern kibbe to curried bobotie from the authors' own favorites to those of prominent politicians. Bruni and Steinhauer address all the controversies (Ketchup, or no? Saute the veggies?) surrounding a dish that has legions of enthusiastic disciples and help you to troubleshoot so you never have to suffer a dry loaf again.
MEDICINE : THE DEFINITIVE ILLUSTRATED HISTORY
by Parker, Steve, 1952- author.
HEALTH 610.9 PAR
"Medicine tells the fascinating story of the discipline, from ancient times to the present day, charting developments in healing, diagnosis, surgery, and drugs in a vividly visual and accessible format. Follow the gory pitfalls and the miraculous breakthroughs of medical history from trepanning, bloodletting, and body snatching to the latest developments in IVF and gene therapy. Clear diagrams explain major diseases, such as cancer, and enhance understanding of human anatomy, surgical instruments, and the progression of treatment over the centuries, setting the great milestones of medical history in their wider social context. A complementary illustrated reference section profiles all the main body systems and organs and explains their relevance in terms of the advancement of medicine." -- Provided by publisher.
MIRACULOUS ABUNDANCE : ONE QUARTER ACRE, TWO FRENCH FARMERS, AND ENOUGH FOOD TO FEED THE WORLD
When Charles and Perrine Herve-Gruyer set out to create their farm in an historic Normandy village, they had no idea just how much their lives would change. Neither one had ever farmed before. Charles had been circumnavigating the globe by sail, operating a floating school that taught students about ecology and indigenous cultures. Perrine had been an international lawyer in Japan. Each had returned to France to start a new life. Eventually, Perrine joined Charles in Normandy, and Le Ferme du Bec Hellouin was born. Since then the farm has become a celebrated model of innovative, ecological agriculture in Europe, connected to national and international organizations addressing food security, heralded by celebrity chefs as well as the Slow Food movement, and featured in the inspiring 2016 Cesar Award-winning documentary, Demain (Tomorrow). Miraculous Abundance is the eloquent tale of the couple's evolution from creating a farm to sustain their family to delving into an experiment in how to grow the most food possible, in the most ecological way possible, and create a farm model that can carry us into a post-carbon future, when oil is no longer moving goods and services, energy is scarcer, and localization is a must. Today, the farm produces a variety of vegetables using a mix of permaculture, bio-intensive, four-season, and natural farming techniques--as well as techniques gleaned from native cultures around the world. It has some animals for eggs and milk, horses for farming, a welcome center, a farm store, a permaculture school, a bread oven for artisan breads, greenhouses, a cidery, and a forge. It has also become the site of research focusing on how small organic farms like theirs might confront Europe's (and the world's) projected food crisis. But in this honest and engaging account of the trials and joys of their uncompromising effort, readers meet two people who are farming the future as much as they are farming their land. They envision farms like theirs someday being th
A MODERN WAY TO COOK : 150+ VEGETARIAN RECIPES FOR QUICK, FLAVOR-PACKED MEALS
by Jones, Anna (Food writer), author.
641.5636 JON
A MODERN WAY TO EAT : 200+ SATISFYING VEGETARIAN RECIPES (THAT WILL MAKE YOU FEEL AMAZING)
"A beautifully photographed and modern vegetarian cookbook packed with quick, healthy, and fresh recipes that explore the full breadth of vegetarian ingredients-- grains, nuts, seeds, and seasonal vegetables-- from Jamie Oliver's London-based food stylist and writer Anna Jones." -- Provided by publisher.
MOMS FOR HIRE : 8 STEPS TO KICKSTART YOUR NEXT CAREER
by Newmyer, Deborah Jelin, author.
650.1408 NEW
Moms For Hire is a stylish, eight-step guidebook for moms who want to re-enter the workforce and amp up their professional mojo. Whether you downsized your bustling career to raise your children, or you chose the full-time job of being a stay-at-home mom, you now feel ready to get back in the work game, but re-entry can be intimidating. Using creative exercises, advice, and anecdotes from well-known working moms, this book will become a guide to creating your own successful re-entry strategy.
MY MASTER RECIPES : 165 RECIPES TO INSPIRE CONFIDENCE IN THE KITCHEN WITH DOZENS OF VARIATIONS
At her cooking schools in Paris and Provence, Patricia Wells's students leave with more confidence in the kitchen than they ever experienced before. Now, home cooks can learn from the master, known for her collections of delectable, precise, and well-tested, recipes. Here Patricia Wells codifies the skills she imparts in her classes in this inviting instruction manual and cookbook. Each of the recipes teaches particular techniques, blanching, searing, simmering, steaming, braising, deep-frying, with additional recipes that take your skills in directions both savory and sweet, simple and profound, giving you the knowledge and assurance to expand your cooking even further.
NABOKOV
In Nabokov's Favorite Word Is Mauve, statistician and journalist Ben Blatt brings big data to the literary canon, exploring the wealth of fun findings that remain hidden in the works of the world's greatest writers. He assembles a database of thousands of books and hundreds of millions of words, and starts asking the questions that have intrigued curious word nerds and book lovers for generations: What are our favorite authors' favorite words? Do men and women write differently? Are bestsellers getting dumber over time? Which bestselling writer uses the most cliches? What makes a great opening sentence? How can we judge a book by its cover? And which writerly advice is worth following or ignoring? Blatt draws upon existing analysis techniques and invents some of his own. All of his investigations and experiments are original, conducted himself, and no math knowledge is needed to understand the results. Blatt breaks his findings down into lucid, humorous language and clear and compelling visuals. This eye-opening book will provide you with a new appreciation for your favorite authors and a fresh perspective on your own writing, illuminating both the patterns that hold great prose together and the brilliant flourishes that make it unforgettable.
THE NATURE FIX : WHY NATURE MAKES US HAPPIER, HEALTHIER, AND MORE CREATIVE
An investigation into the restorative benefits of nature draws on cutting-edge research and the author's explorations with international nature therapy programs to examine the relationship between nature and human cognition, mood, and creativity. --Publisher
NEIGHBOR LAW : FENCES, TREES, BOUNDAIRES & NOISE
Shows homeowners how to deal with neighbor disputes while explaining whose side the law is on. The 7th edition contains new sample letters for engaging with a neighbor over a dispute, plus new material on how to build community and prevent disputes.
NEVER OUT OF SEASON : HOW HAVING THE FOOD WE WANT WHEN WE WANT IT THREATENS OUR FOOD SUPPLY AND OUR FUTURE
Biologist Rob Dunn takes readers on a tour of our precarious dependence on ten species ranging from bananas to chickens--all of which are just a bug or a virus away from a collapse.
NEVERTHELESS : A MEMOIR
by Baldwin, Alec, 1958- author.
B BALDWIN
The actor highlights parts of his life that he's long kept private, from his troubled childhood and efforts to make it as young actor to his struggles with addiction and his failings as a husband and parent.
THE NEW OLD ME : MY LATE-LIFE REINVENTION
by Maran, Meredith, author.
B MARAN
Meredith Maran had a beautiful life in the San Francisco Bay Area: a joyful marriage to the woman of her dreams, a fulfilling career as a freeland writer, a lovingly restored 100-year-old Victorian, a packed social calender full of good times with family and friends. But then, in the course of a year, her marriage crumbled, her best friend died, her dad was diagnosed with Alzheimer's, and she found herself broke and broken. Unexpectedly offered the security of a nine-to-five job, she packs the few belongings that fit into her car and moves to Los Angeles to start all over again--at age sixty. When Meredith arrives in La-La Land, she's captivated by her new city, and equally devastated by heartache, loneliness, and self-doubt. No one, she realizes, will create a new life, or a new and improved self, for her. If she wants to find happiness, friends, and love, she's going to have to do it herself.
THE NEW YORK TIMES BOOK OF CRIME : MORE THAN 166 YEARS OF COVERING THE BEAT
"This fascinating book, edited by seasoned Times crime-beat veteran Kevin Flynn, captures the full sweep of the newspaper's reporting on the subject. It examines issues like incarceration, organized crime, and vice (from the Attica Correctional Facility rio to the powerful Medellín Cartel) as well as the infamous crimes that riveted the world...With 70 photographs as well as reproductions of front-page stories, here are the noteworty crime articles from The New York Times archives that are sure to engross readers."--Jacket flap.
NO BARRIERS : A BLIND MAN
by Weihenmayer, Erik, author.
797.122 WEI
"No Barriers is about my journey since coming down from Mt. Everest in 2001, and the path to where I am today. It is the story of my own life, the personal and professional struggles in the pursuit of growth, learning, and family, as well as a dream to kayak one of the world's great rivers as a blind athlete. It is also about the many people I've encountered along the way who possess what I call a "No Barriers" mindset, who live a No Barriers life. It highlights these pioneers who give those around them the courage to do great things. People who have risked failure, transcended their personal barriers, and shown others a way forward: scientists and innovators, artists and musicians, climbers and adventurers, activists and soldiers. No Barriers is a way of living, and it exists in all of us, like a deep internal light. But sometimes through trauma, loss, isolation, and disillusionment, people get shoved into a dark place, and that light is almost extinguished. Making hard choices is what feeds that light, and becomes the energy we need to propel us forward. This book is about making the hard choices to fuel that flickering light, so that we can ignite with purpose and become our very best selves"-- Provided by publisher.
NO ONE CARES ABOUT CRAZY PEOPLE : THE CHAOS AND HEARTBREAK OF MENTAL HEALTH IN AMERICA
"New York Times bestselling author Ron Powers offers a searching, richly researched narrative of the social history of mental illness in America paired with the deeply personal story of his two sons' battles with schizophrenia. From the centuries of torture of "lunatiks" at Bedlam Asylum to the infamous eugenics era to the follies of the anti-psychiatry movement to the current landscape in which too many families struggle alone to manage afflicted love ones, Powers limns our fears and myths about mental illness and the fractured public policies that have resulted. Braided with that history is the moving story of Powers's beloved son Kevin--spirited, endearing, and gifted--who triumphed even while suffering from schizophrenia until finally he did not, and the story of his courageous surviving son Dean, who is also schizophrenic. A blend of history, biography, memoir, and current affairs ending with a consideration of where we might go from here, this is a thought-provoking look at a dreaded illness that has long been misunderstood"-- Provided by publisher.
THE NOVEL OF THE CENTURY : THE EXTRAORDINARY ADVENTURE OF LES MISEřABLES
The definitive biography of the world's most popular novel. Putting a century of scholarship on one of the world's most enduring popular novels into accessible, narrative form, this new approach to a classic of world literature is written for a wide general readership. Packed full of information about the book's origins and later career on stage and screen, The Novel of the Century brings to life the extraordinary story of how Victor Hugo managed to write his novel of the downtrodden despite a revolution, a coup d'état, and political exile how he pulled off the deal of the century to get it published and how he set it on course to become the novel that epitomizes the grand sweep of history in the nineteenth century. This biography of a masterpiece also shows how and why the moral and social messages of Les Misérables are full of meaning for our time.
ONE WORLD TRADE CENTER : BIOGRAPHY OF THE BUILDING
by Dupré, Judith, 1956- author.
Q ARCH 725.2 DUP
"In more than 150 photographs, drawings, and plans--most never seen by the public--Judith Dupré shares the background on the rise of the building.One World Trade Center showcases the skyscraper's groundbreaking design and engineering, from the initial excavation to the final placement of the spire and captures the hope, resiliency, and pride of those who built it. The book has in-depth explorations of the innovations, including a 360 degree view from the One World Observatory." -- Provided by publisher.
THE ONE-CENT MAGENTA : INSIDE THE QUEST TO OWN THE MOST VALUABLE STAMP IN THE WORLD
"When it was issued in 1856, it cost a penny. In 2014, this tiny square of faded red paper sold at Sotheby's for nearly $9.5 million, the largest amount ever paid for a postage stamp at auction. Through the stories of the eccentric characters who have bought, owned, and sold the one-cent magenta in the years in between, James Barron delivers a fascinating tale of global history and immense wealth, and of the human desire to collect"-- Provided by publisher.
ORBIT : POEMS
by Zarin, Cynthia, author.
811.54 ZAR
"The prize-winning poet brings her craft to a new level, turning her lyric lens on the worlds within worlds we inhabit, and how we navigate our shared predicament. Here is the poet who "bartered forty summers for black pearls," whose work is full of such wagers, embodied in playing cards, treble notes, snow globes, the tables of our lives on which is strewn the news of the day: the president speaking to the parishioners in Charleston, the ricochet of violence, near and far. Whether writing about the hairpin turns in the stair of childhood, about the cat's claw of anxiety, the impending loss of a young and gifted friend, or about how "love endures, give or take," Cynthia Zarin reminds us that the atmosphere created by our particular experiences shapes and defines the orbit we move through. A poetic descendant of Elizabeth Bishop and Robert Lowell, Zarin is both witness and, often indirectly, subject--"I do not know how to hold the beauty and sorrow of my life," she writes. This book is an attempt at an answer: a collection that confirms her place as an indispensable American poet of our time"-- Provided by publisher.
ORGANIZED ENOUGH : THE ANTI-PERFECTIONIST
"If you're looking to clean up but not clean out, if you want to declutter but don't want to throw out eighty percent of your stuff, if you want to be able to find matching socks in the morning but don't want a color-coded sock drawer, you've come to the right place..." (Back cover).
PARAKEETS
by Smith, Catherine, 1962- author.
636.6865 SMI
They come in a rainbow of colors, love interacting with people, and are pretty easy to care for. Inside, find out all you need to know about choosing the right bird and then making sure that it flourishes in your home -- back cover.
PEN & INK : A CREATIVE EXPLORATION OF AN EXQUISITE TIME-TREASURED DRAWING TECHNIQUE
Drawing with pen and ink has been a celebrated art form for centuries. In addition to ballpoint pen, today's pen-and-ink artists use a variety of tools, including fountain pens, graphic pens, and brushes to create photorealistic drawings. Pen & Ink, the premier title in Walter Foster's new Artistry series focusing on specialized fine-art mediums, combines practical instruction with inspirational art and photographs for a comprehensive guidebook designed to awaken a new generation of pen-and-ink enthusiasts. Professional pen-and-ink artists take readers on a creative journey through each of their distinct techniques, from learning basic pen techniques to stippling portraits and adding watercolor washes. Instructions for rendering each technique, as well as beautiful finished artwork across a variety of styles, give aspiring artists a contemporary look into working with pen and ink.
THE PHO COOKBOOK : EASY TO ADVENTUROUS RECIPES FOR VIETNAM
Author Andrea Nguyen first tasted pho in Vietnam as a child, sitting at a Saigon street stall with her parents. That experience sparked a lifelong love of the iconic noodle soup, long before it became a cult food item in the United States. Here Andrea dives deep into pho's lively past, visiting its birthplace and then teaching you how to successfully make it at home. Options range from quick weeknight cheats to impressive weekend feasts with broth and condiments from scratch, as well as other pho rice noodle favorites. Over fifty versatile recipes, including snacks, salads, companion dishes, and vegetarian and gluten-free options, welcome everyone to the pho table. With a thoughtful guide on ingredients and techniques, plus evocative location photography and deep historical knowledge, The Pho Cookbook enables you to make this comforting classic your own
THE PHOTO ARK : ONE MAN
by Sartore, Joel, author, photographer.
779.32 SAR
PILLOWS, CURTAINS, & SHADES : STEP BY STEP
Presents step-by-step, illustrated instructions for twenty-five soft-furnishing projects for the home, including pillow covers, shades, curtains, and bedding.
POWER AT GROUND ZERO : POLITICS, MONEY, AND THE REMAKING OF LOWER MANHATTAN
" The destruction of the World Trade Center complex on 9/11 set in motion a chain of events that fundamentally transformed both the United States and the wider world. War has raged in the Middle East for a decade and a half, and Americans have become accustomed to surveillance, enhanced security, and periodic terrorist attacks. But the symbolic locus of the post-9/11 world has always been "Ground Zero"--the sixteen acres in Manhattan's financial district where the twin towers collapsed. While idealism dominated in the initial rebuilding phase, interest-group trench warfare soon ensued. Myriad battles involving all of the interests with a stake in that space-real estate interests, victims' families, politicians, the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, the federal government, community groups, architectural firms, and a panoply of ambitious entrepreneurs grasping for pieces of the pie-raged for over a decade, and nearly fifteen years later there are still loose ends that need resolution. In Power at Ground Zero, Lynne Sagalyn offers the definitive account of one of the greatest reconstruction projects in modern world history. Sagalyn is America's most eminent scholar of major urban reconstruction projects, and this is the culmination of over a decade of research. Both epic in scope and granular in detail, this is at base a classic New York story. Sagalyn has an extraordinary command over all of the actors and moving parts involved in the drama: the long parade of New York and New Jersey governors involved in the project, Mayor Michael Bloomberg, various Port Authority leaders, the ubiquitous real estate magnate Larry Silverstein, and architectural superstars like Santiago Calatrava and Daniel Libeskind. As she shows, political competition at the local, state, regional, and federal level along with vast sums of money drove every aspect of the planning process. But the reconstruction project was always about more than complex real estate deals and jockeying among local politicians. The symbolism of the recon;"In Power at Ground Zero, Lynne Sagalyn offers the definitive account of one of the greatest reconstruction projects in modern world history: the rebuilding of lower Manhattan after 9/11"-- Provided by publisher.
THE POWER OF DIFFERENT : THE LINK BETWEEN DISORDER AND GENIUS
"A powerful and inspiring examination of the connection between potential for great talent and conditions commonly thought to be "disabilities""-- Provided by publisher.
THE PRESIDENT
Award winning author Adrian Miller vividly tells the stories of the African Americans who worked in the presidential food service as chefs, personal cooks, butlers, stewards, and servers for every First Family since George and Martha Washington. Miller brings together the names and words of more than 150 black men and women who played remarkable roles in unforgettable events in the nation's history.
PRESIDENTS AND THEIR PENS : THE STORY OF WHITE HOUSE SPEECHWRITERS
Presidents and Their Pens: The Story of White House Speechwriters explores 23 presidencies through the detailed analysis of speeches including Lincoln's Gettysburg Address, Teddy Roosevelt's Big Stick speech, Eisenhower's farewell to the nation, and Bill Clinton's compassionate words in the wake of tragedy. Confidant and wordsmith to five Republican presidents (Eisenhower, Nixon, Ford, Reagan, and George H.W. Bush), professor of language and noted historian James C. Humes tells how and why presidential speeches have marked milestones in our nation's history, from Washington through Obama. Readers will find out how FDR brought down the house with humor, how Give 'em hell Harry Truman planned his Whistle-Stop Tours, and how Ronald Reagan defied his advisors to make history at the Berlin Wall. Presenting stories of greatness as well as tragically unfulfilled promise, Presidents and Their Pens also features an introduction by author and historian Julie Nixon Eisenhower. (--Amazon)
THE PRICE OF ILLUSION : A MEMOIR
by Buck, Joan Juliet, author.
B BUCK
"From Joan Juliet Buck, former editor-in-chief of Paris Vogue comes her dazzling, compulsively readable memoir: a fabulous account of four decades spent in the creative heart of London, New York, Los Angeles, and Paris, chronicling her quest to discover the difference between glitter and gold, illusion and reality, and what looks like happiness from the thing itself. Born into a world of make-believe as the daughter of a larger-than-life film producer, Joan Juliet Buck's childhood was a whirlwind of famous faces, ever-changing home addresses, and a fascination with the shiny surfaces of things. When Joan became the first and only American woman ever to fill Paris Vogue's coveted position of Editor in Chief, a "figurehead in the cult of fashion and beauty," she had the means to recreate for her aging father, now a widower, the life he'd enjoyed during his high-flying years, a splendid illusion of glamorous excess that could not be sustained indefinitely. Joan's memoir tells the story of a life lived in the best places at the most interesting times: London and New York in the swinging 1960s, Rome and Milan in the dangerous 1970s, Paris in the heady 1980s and 1990s. But when her fantasy life at Vogue came to an end, she had to find out who she was after all those years of make-believe. She chronicles this journey in beautiful and at times heartbreaking prose, taking the reader through the wild parties and the fashion, the celebrities and creative geniuses as well as love, loss, and the loneliness of getting everything you thought you wanted and finding it's not what you'd imagined. While Joan's story is unique, her journey toward self-discovery is refreshing and universal"-- Provided by publisher.
PRINCE CHARLES : THE PASSIONS AND PARADOXES OF AN IMPROBABLE LIFE
by Smith, Sally Bedell, 1948- author.
B CHARLES
Sally Bedell Smith returns once again to the British royal family to give us a new look at Prince Charles, the oldest heir to the throne in more than three hundred years. This vivid, eye-opening biography, the product of four years of research and hundreds of interviews with palace officials, former girlfriends, spiritual gurus, and more, some speaking on the record for the first time, is the first authoritative treatment of Charles's life that sheds light on the death of Diana, his marriage to Camilla, and his preparations to take the throne one day.
PRINTER
by Romney, J. P., author.
686.209 ROM
"A lighthearted history of printed books is told through absurd moments in the lives of authors and printers as collected by a popular rare book expert,"--NoveList.
PROHIBITION ON THE GOLD COAST OF LONG ISLAND
by Singer, Jacqueline, author.
364.133 SIN
Boats were used to transport the liquor that came from outside the United States, predominately from Canada and the Bahamas. Long Island had irregular coastlines with an abundance of discrete inlets for boats to hide, facilitating the smuggling of liquor to the island and Manhattan. With some of the wealthiest communities in the country and the close proximity to Manhattan, Long Island was a natural spot for the illegal activity. Long Island soon became the one of the largest areas of transport and consumption. Prohibition on the Gold Coast offers readers a glimpse of what life was like on Long Island during the 1920's.
A RABBLE OF DEAD MONEY : THE GREAT CRASH AND THE GLOBAL DEPRESSION: 1929-1939
"The Great Crash of 1929 profoundly disrupted the United States' confident march toward becoming the world's superpower. The breakneck growth of 1920s America--with its boom in automobiles, electricity, credit lines, radio, and movies--certainly presaged a serious recession by the decade's end, but not a depression. The totality of the collapse shocked the nation, and its duration scarred generations to come. In this lucid and fast-paced account of the cataclysm, award-winning writer Charles R. Morris pulls together the intricate threads of policy, ideology, international hatreds, and sheer individual cantankerousness that finally pushed the world economy over the brink and into a depression. While Morris anchors his narrative in the United States, he also fully investigates the poisonous political atmosphere of postwar Europe to reveal how treacherous the environment of the global economy was. It took heroic financial mismanagement, a glut-induced global collapse in agricultural prices, and a self-inflicted crash in world trade to cause the Great Depression. Deeply researched and vividly told, A Rabble of Dead Money anatomizes history's greatest economic catastrophe--while noting the uncanny echoes for the present"--Amazon.com.
THE REPORTER WHO KNEW TOO MUCH : THE MYSTERIOUS DEATH OF WHAT
On November 8, 1965, millions of fans of What's My Line? CBS television star, Pulitzer Prize-nominated columnist and crack investigative reporter Dorothy Kilgallen were shocked when she was found dead in her NYC townhouse. The autopsy report concluded she accidently died of an Acute Ethanol and Barbiturate Intoxication: Circumstances Undetermined. Despite an apparently staged death scene, no police investigation followed even though friends believed the courageous media icon was murdered. Afraid to speak out, they remained silent about Kilgallen, a gifted wordsmith who broke the glass ceiling by succeeding in a man's world.
RESCUING PENNY JANE : ONE SHELTER VOLUNTEER, COUNTLESS DOGS, AND THE QUEST TO FIND THEM ALL HOMES
What shelter dogs need is obvious, a home. But how do we find all those homes? That question sends bestselling writer and lifelong dog lover Amy Sutherland on a quest to find the answers in her own volunteer work and beyond. The result is an unforgettable and inspiring trip through the world of homeless dogs and the people who work so hard to save them.
REST IN PEACE : A PLANNING GUIDE FOR THE INEVITABLE
by Walts, Charles, author.
346.7305 WAL
Shares advice for placing one's own affairs in order pre-death so as to place less of a burden on one's survivors, detailing how to compose a will, advance directive, and powers of attorney notices. The appendices, which constitute the last half of the book, provide sample templates that can be used to put your affairs in order.
RESURRECTING THE SHARK : A SCIENTIFIC OBSESSION AND THE MAVERICKS WHO SOLVED THE MYSTERY OF A 270-MILLION-YEAR-OLD FOSSIL
"In 1993 Alaskan artist and paleo-fish enthusiast, Ray Troll, stumbled upon the weirdest fossil he had ever seen in a museum -- a platter-sized spiral of tightly wound shark teeth, from the Helicoprion, a mysterious monster from deep time. In 2010 the undergraduate student, Jesse Pruitt, became seriously smitten with a Helicoprion fossil in a museum basement in Idaho. Together, they researched and were able, with others, to reanimate this awe-inspiring beast."--From jacket flap.
RICHARD NIXON : THE LIFE
by Farrell, John A. (John Aloysius), author.
B NIXON
"Traces Nixon's early political ambitions in his post-military years, his achievements as a senator and vice-president and his forward-thinking ideas in health care, poverty, civil rights, the environment, and foreign affairs." -- Provided by publisher.
RIPPER : THE SECRET LIFE OF WALTER SICKERT
by Cornwell, Patricia Daniels, author.
364.1523 COR
Examines the century-old series of murders that terrorized London in the 1880s, drawing on research, state-of-the-art forensic science, and insights into the criminal mind to reveal the true identity of the infamous Jack the Ripper.
SAGAMORE HILL : THEODORE ROOSEVELT
by Bleyer, Bill, author.
728.8 BLE
SAMS TEACH YOURSELF C++ IN ONE HOUR A DAY
by Rao, Siddhartha, author.
005.133 RAO
THE SEVEN MONEY TYPES : DISCOVER HOW GOD WIRED YOU TO HANDLE MONEY
by Brown, Tommy, 1979- author.
332.024 BRO
SEX AND THE CONSTITUTION : SEX, RELIGION, AND LAW FROM AMERICA
A constitutional scholar traces the evolution of legal and moral codes that have attempted to legislate sexual behavior from the ancient world to today, citing the agitators, moralists, lawmakers, and Supreme Court justices who have shaped some of the most divisive sexual debates.
SHOOT LIKE A GIRL : ONE WOMAN
An Air National Guard officer describes her experiences after being shot down on a Medevac mission in Afghanistan and her efforts to convince the U.S. government to allow women to serve openly on the front lines.
SOMEBODY WITH A LITTLE HAMMER : ESSAYS
by Gaitskill, Mary, 1954- author.
813.54 GAI
"Engaging, unusual essays written over the last two decades, on matters literary, social, cultural, and personal--from the explosive date rape debates of the '90s to the ubiquitous political adultery of the '00s, from Anton Chekhov to Celine Dion. Here is Mary Gaitskill the essayist: witty, direct, penetrating to the core of each issue, personality, or literary trope (On Updike: "It is as if [he] has entered a tiny window marked 'Rabbit,' and, by some inverse law, passed into a universe of energies both light and dark, expanded and contracted, infinite and workaday." On Elizabeth Wurtzell: "If this kooky, foot-stamping, self-loathing screed is meant to be, as it claims, a defense of 'difficult women,' i.e. women who 'write their own operating manuals' . . . all I can say is, bitches best duck and run for cover.") Gaitskill writes about the ridiculous and poetic ambition of Norman Mailer, about the socio-sexual cataclysm embodied by porn star Linda Lovelace, and, in the deceptively titled "Lost Cat," about how power and race can warp the most innocent and intimate of relationships. Appearing in chronological order, the essays offer their thoughts and reactions, always with the heat-seeking, revelatory understanding for which we value the author's fiction"-- Provided by publisher.
SOMEONE TO WATCH OVER ME : A PORTRAIT OF ELEANOR ROOSEVELT AND THE TORTURED FATHER WHO SHAPED HER LIFE
Eleanor Roosevelt is viewed as one of the most pioneering women in American history. But she was also one of the most enigmatic and lonely. Her loveless marriage with FDR was no secret, and she had a cold relationship with most of her family, as well, from her distant mother to her public rivalry with her cousin, Alice. Yet she was a warm person, beloved by friends, and her humanitarian work still influences the world today. But who shaped Eleanor? It was the most unlikely of figures: her father Elliott, a lost spirit with a bittersweet story. Elliott was the brother of Theodore Roosevelt, and he was as winsome and charming as Theodore was blustery and competitive. Though the two maintained a healthy rivalry in their youth, Elliott would eventually succumb to alcoholism and would be exiled to the Virginia countryside. But he kept up a close correspondence with his daughter, Eleanor, who treasured his letters and would read them nightly for her entire life for guidance, inspiration, and love.
SOUTH AND WEST : FROM A NOTEBOOK
by Didion, Joan, author.
818.54 DID
Two excerpts from never-before-seen notebooks offer insights into the author's literary mind and process and includes notes on her Sacramento upbringing, her life in the Gulf states, her views on prominent locals and her experiences during a formative "Rolling Stone" assignment.
STRANGE BIRD : THE ALBATROSS PRESS AND THE THIRD REICH
by Troy, Michele K., author.
070.5094 TRO
The Albatross Press was, from its beginnings in 1932, a "strange bird": a cultural outsider to the Third Reich but an economic insider. It was funded by British-Jewish interests. Its director was rumored to work for British intelligence. A precursor to Penguin, it distributed both middlebrow fiction and works by edgier modernist authors such as D. H. Lawrence, Virginia Woolf, James Joyce, and Ernest Hemingway to eager continental readers. Yet Albatross printed and sold its paperbacks in English from the heart of Hitler's Reich. In her original and skillfully researched history, Michele K. Troy reveals how the Nazi regime tolerated Albatross, both for economic and propaganda gains, and how Albatross exploited its insider position to keep Anglo-American books alive under fascism. In so doing, Troy exposes the contradictions in Nazi censorship, while offering an engaging detective story, a history, a nuanced analysis of men and motives, and a cautionary tale.
THE STRANGER IN THE WOODS : THE EXTRAORDINARY STORY OF THE LAST TRUE HERMIT
"Documents the true story of a man who endured a hardscrabble, isolated existence in a tent in the Maine woods, never speaking with others and surviving by stealing supplies from nearby cabins, for 27 years, in a portrait that illuminates the survival means he developed and the reasons behind his solitary life."-- Publisher description.
STRANGERS TEND TO TELL ME THINGS : A MEMOIR OF LOVE, LOSS, AND COMING HOME
"The voice behind America's most popular advice column "Ask Amy" and the New York Times best-selling author of The Mighty Queens of Freeville--returns with her follow-up memoir of family, second chances and finding love,"--NoveList.
SUPER FREAK : THE LIFE OF RICK JAMES
by Benjaminson, Peter, 1945- author.
B JAMES
Few American superstar stories are richer, wilder, or more excessive than Rick James's. He played in a band with Neil Young, spent years in jail, produced his first album (which was then picked up by Motown) with money from shadowy sources, crossed rock and funk to come up with one of the best-selling albums of the 1980s, became one of the biggest pop star of the era, turned a young white woman named Teena Marie into an R&B superstar, displayed an outrageously sex and drug-filled lifestyle, was tried and found guilty of assaulting and imprisoning a young woman, went on to record new music that was compared to the Beatles' White Album, and ended his life as a punch line for Dave Chappelle. And along the way, he scored a large number of major hits, sold tens of millions of albums and became intimate with dozens of big-name celebrities. Rick James attempted to tell his own story, in two different books, but left out many incidents that showed what he was really like. Nobody has written the full truth about his life. Now, based on court records, newspaper archives, and extensive interviews with dozens of family members, band members, friends, and lovers, here is the definitive biography of Motown's most controversial superstar.
TEETH : THE STORY OF BEAUTY, INEQUALITY, AND THE STRUGGLE FOR ORAL HEALTH IN AMERICA
"A veteran health journalist looks inside America's mouth, revealing unsettling truths about its unequal society by taking readers on a disturbing journey into America's silent epidemic of oral disease, exposing the hidden connections between tooth decay and stunted job prospects, low educational achievement, social mobility and the troubling state of public health." -- Provided by publisher.
THE TEMPORARY BRIDE : A MEMOIR OF LOVE AND FOOD IN IRAN
by Klinec, Jennifer, author.
B KLINEC
Describes how a modern London woman travelling abroad began a romance with a man in Iran while learning the secrets of Persian cuisine in his mother's kitchen and how the country's harsh laws and customs threatened to tear them apart.
THANK YOU FOR COMING TO HATTIESBURG : ONE COMEDIAN
Hello. It's Todd Barry. Yes, the massively famous comedian. I have billons of fans all over the world, so I do my fair share of touring. While I love doing shows in the big cities (New York, Chicago, Cleveland), I also enjoy a good secondary market (Rochester, Springfield, Toledo). There's something great about performing in a place where they don't expect to see you. They're appreciative. They say things like, "Thank you for coming to Hattiesburg," as much as they say, "Nice show." And almost every town has their version of a hipster coffee shop, so I can get in my comfort zone. My original plan was to book one secondary market show in all fifty states, in about a year, but that idea was funnier than anything in my act. So, instead of all fifty states in a year, my agent booked multiple shows in a lot of states, plus Israel and Canada. Thank You For Coming to Hattiesburg is part tour diary, part travel guide, and part memoir (Yes, memoir. Just like the thing presidents and former child stars get to write). Follow me on my journey of small clubs, and the occasional big amphitheater. Watch me make a promoter clean the dressing room toilet in Connecticut, see me stare at beached turtles in Maui, and see how I react when Lars from Metallica shows up to see me at a rec center in Northern California. I'd love to tell you more, but I need to go book a flight to Evansville, Indiana.
THERE IS NO GOOD CARD FOR THIS : WHAT TO SAY AND DO WHEN LIFE IS SCARY, AWFUL, AND UNFAIR TO PEOPLE YOU LOVE
"The creator of the viral hit "Empathy Cards" teams up with a compassion expert to produce a visually stunning and groundbreaking illustrated guide to help you increase your emotional intelligence and learn how to offer comfort and support when someone you know is in pain. When someone you know is hurting, you want to let her know that you care. But many people don't know what words to use--or are afraid of saying or doing the wrong thing. This thoughtful, instructive guide, from empathy expert Dr. Kelsey Crowe and greeting card maverick Emily McDowell, blends well-researched, actionable advice with the no-nonsense humor and the signature illustration style of McDowell's immensely popular Empathy Cards, to help you feel confident in connecting with anyone experiencing grief, loss, illness, or any other difficult situation. Written in a how-to, relatable, we've-all-been-that-deer-in-the-headlights kind of way, There Is No Good Card for This isn't a spiritual treatise on how to make you a better person or a scientific argument about why compassion matters. It is a helpful illustrated guide to effective compassion that takes you, step by step by step, past the paralysis of thinking about someone in a difficult time to actually doing something (or nothing) with good judgment instead of fear. There Is No Good Card for This features workbook exercises, sample dialogs, and real-life examples from Dr. Crowe's research, including her popular "Empathy Bootcamps" that give people tools for building relationships when it really counts. Whether it's a coworker whose mother has died, a neighbor whose husband has been in a car accident, or a friend who is seriously ill, There Is No Good Card for This teaches you how to be the best friend you can be to someone in need"-- Provided by publisher.
THIS LIFE I LIVE : ONE MAN
"Joey and Rory Feek were enjoying a steadily growing fan base in country music when Joey was diagnosed with a rapidly spreading cancer. By inviting so many into the final months of Joey's life as she battled cancer, they captured hearts around the world. In this vulnerable book, Rory takes us into his own challenging life story"-- Provided by publisher.
THIS LONG PURSUIT : REFLECTIONS OF A ROMANTIC BIOGRAPHER
by Holmes, Richard, 1945- author.
809.9359 HOL
In this chronicle of his lifelong obsession with discovering, assembling, and re-creating the lives of writers and scientists, Richard Holmes here casts a new eye not only on the Romantic poets and lost women of Romantic science he has long studied, including Margaret Cavendish and Mary Somerville, but on their biographers, as well. He examines the evolution of the myths that have overshadowed certain lives (Percy Shelley's death at sea, Mary Wollstonecraft's paramours, Samuel Taylor Coleridge's opium-fueled lectures), and reveals how the manner in which each generation tells the stories of the lives that came before it shapes and is shaped by a contemporary understanding of human nature. These colorful portraits are deftly woven together with Holmes's own experience as a biographer, giving us the rare privilege of observing a master at work. An altogether spellbinding examination of the nature of biographical knowledge, brimming with the infectious curiosity that has characterized all of Holmes's acclaimed books.
UNIVERSAL : A GUIDE TO THE COSMOS
by Cox, Brian, author.
523.1 COX
Universal takes us on an epic journey of scientific exploration. It reveals how we can all come to grips with some of the most fundamental questions about our Earth, Sun, and solar system--and the star-filled galaxies beyond. How big is our solar system? How quickly is space expanding? How big is the universe? What is it made of? Some of these questions can be answered on the basis of observations you can make in your own backyard. Other answers draw on the astonishing information now being gathered by teams of astronomers operating at the frontiers of the known universe.
UTOPIA FOR REALISTS : HOW WE CAN BUILD THE IDEAL WORLD
"This guide to a revolutionary yet achievable utopia offers three core ideas-a universal basic income, a fifteen-hour workweek, and open borders across the globe-each of them supported by lively anecdotes, multiple studies, and numerous success stories. Utopia for Realists is one of those rare books that takes you by surprise and challenges what you think can happen. From a Canadian city that once completely eradicated poverty, to Richard Nixon's near implementation of a basic income for millions of Americans, Bregman takes us on a journey through history, and beyond the traditional left-right divides, as he champions ideas whose time have come. Utopia for Realists offers the encouraging news that we really can reconstruct society with a visionary approach that is wholly implementable. Every progressive milestone of civilization-from the end of slavery to the beginning of democracy-was once considered a utopian fantasy. Bregman's book, both challenging and bracing, demonstrates that new utopian ideas, like the elimination of poverty and the creation of the fifteen-hour workweek, can become a reality in our lifetime. Being unrealistic and unreasonable can in fact make the impossible inevitable, and it is the only way to build the ideal world" -- from Amazon.
VALLEY OF THE GODS : A SILICON VALLEY STORY
by Wolfe, Alexandra, author.
338.47 WOL
"In a riveting, hilarious account, reporter Alexandra Wolfe exposes a world that is not flat but bubbling, the men and women of Silicon Valley, whose hubris and ambition are changing the world. Each year, young people from around the world go to Silicon Valley to hatch an idea, start a company, strike it rich, and become powerful and famous. In The Valley of the Gods, Wolfe follows three of these upstarts who have "stopped out" of college and real life to live and work in Silicon Valley in the hopes of becoming the next Mark Zuckerberg or Elon Musk." -- Provided by publisher.
WALKING TO LISTEN : 4,000 MILES ACROSS AMERICA, ONE STORY AT A TIME
by Forsthoefel, Andrew, author.
796.51 FOR
At 23, Andrew Forsthoefel walked out the back door of his home in Chadds Ford, Pennsylvania, with a backpack, an audio recorder, his copies of Whitman and Rilke, and a sign that read "Walking to Listen." He had just graduated from Middlebury College and was ready to begin his adult life, but he didn't know how. So he decided he'd walk. And listen. It would be a cross-country quest for guidance, and everyone he met would be his guide. Walking toward the Pacific, he faced an Appalachian winter and a Mojave summer. He met beasts inside: fear, loneliness, doubt. But he also encountered incredible kindness from strangers. Thousands shared their stories with him, sometimes confiding their prejudices, too. Often he didn't know how to respond. How to find unity in diversity? How to stay connected, even as fear works to tear us apart? He listened for answers to these questions, and to the existential questions every human must face, and began to find that the answer might be in listening itself. Ultimately, it's the stories of others living all along the roads of America that carry this journey and sing out in a hopeful, heartfelt book about how a life is made, and how our nation defines itself on the most human level.
WHEREAS : POEMS
by Dunn, Stephen, 1939- author.
811.54 DUN
WHO OWNS THE DEAD? : THE SCIENCE AND POLITICS OF DEATH AT GROUND ZERO
by Aronson, Jay D., 1974- author.
973.931 ARO
This book is not for the faint of heart. It tells the story of the recovery, identification, and memorialization of the 2,749 people killed in the September 11, 2001, attacks on the World Trade Center in New York City. The twin towers were attacked at just the moment in history when large-scale DNA identification efforts were becoming possible. Innovations made in the context of the biotechnology boom of the 1990s, combined with innovations in forensic science that emerged out of investigations of previous disasters and episodes of mass violence (e.g., in Argentina, Guatemala, and Bosnia), led NYC Chief Medical Examiner Charles Hirsch to promise that he and his staff would endeavor to identify and return to families every human body part recovered from the site that was bigger than a thumbnail (rather than just confirming the identity of all those individuals believed to have died). This would prove to be a monumentally difficult task given the condition in which remains were recovered. Only 293 bodies were found whole. The rest were painstakingly recovered in 21,800 bits and pieces scattered throughout the debris of the fallen towers. Well over $80 million has been spent on the effort to date, with a commitment to continue the identification process in perpetuity as technologies improve, making it the largest and most costly forensic investigation in history. This massive effort was undertaken in part to provide conclusive knowledge about death for victims' families, but also for a range of social, cultural, and political reasons that created a decade of contention and debate both within the community of families and between families and officials responsible for finding, identifying, and memorializing the dead. These debates comprise the second half of the book.-- Provided by publisher.
WHY I AM NOT A FEMINIST : A FEMINIST MANIFESTO
by Crispin, Jessa, author.
305.42 CRI
WILD NIGHTS : HOW TAMING SLEEP CREATED OUR RESTLESS WORLD
by Reiss, Benjamin, author.
616.8498 REI
"Why the modern world forgot how to sleep Why is sleep frustrating for so many people? While human history presents a vast diversity of sleeping styles, today we define a good night's sleep very narrowly: eight hours in one shot, sealed off in private bedrooms, children apart from parents. These sleeping rules have become ingrained in our culture over the past two hundred years, yet few seem able to live by them. For the world's poor, modern sleep is full of financial and physical risk, and even the well-off require drugs and gadgets to regulate waking and sleeping. Taming sleep is big business, but it has come at enormous cost to our well-being. In Wild Nights, Benjamin Reiss draws on centuries of literary, medical, and scientific writings to show how ordinary lives were upended as sleep became modern. In so doing, he offers hope to weary readers: as sleep was transformed once before, so too can it change today"-- Provided by publisher.
WILLIAM CULLEN BRYANT
by Hunt, Harrison, author.
974.7245 HUN
Cedarmere, in the village of Roslyn Harbor, is one of the most picturesque and historic spots on Long Island's North Shore. Its main house was the country home of William Cullen Bryant, the nation's first significant poet and an influential editor of the New York Evening Post.
WORD BY WORD : THE SECRET LIFE OF DICTIONARIES
by Stamper, Kory, author.
413.028 STA
"With sharp wit and irreverence, Kory Stamper cracks open the complex, obsessive world of lexicography, from the agonizing decisions about what and how to define, to the knotty questions of usage in an ever-changing language. She explains why the small words are the most difficult to define, how it can take nine months to define a single word, and how our biases about language and pronunciation can have tremendous social influence. Throughout Stamper brings to life the hallowed halls (and highly idiosyncratic cubicles) of Merriam-Webster, a surprisingly rich world inhabited by quirky and erudite individuals who quietly shape the way we communicate."-- From publisher description.
THE WORLD REMADE : AMERICA IN WORLD WAR I
by Meyer, G. J., 1940- author.
940.373 MEY
An indispensable, sharply drawn tour through America's epoch-defining involvement in the Great War, enlivened by fresh insights into the key issues, events, and personalities of the period. After years of bitter debate and provocations on all sides, the U.S. declaration of war on Imperial Germany on April 6, 1917, plunged the country into the savage European conflict that would destroy--and remake--the world. The World Remade is an engrossing account of America's pivotal, still controversial, intervention into WWI, encompassing the prelude to war, its conduct abroad and at home, and its aftermath and including the tumultuous politics and seismic shifts of the era and the towering personalities of the day.
WRITER, SAILOR, SOLDIER, SPY : ERNEST HEMINGWAY
A former CIA officer and curator of the CIA Museum reveals the untold story of Ernest Hemingway's secret life as a spy for both the Americans and Soviets before and during World War II, and explores how his espionage activities influenced his literary work.
THE ZIKA VIRUS
by Edwards, Sue Bradford, author.
614.5885 EDW
"Covers the Zika outbreak that began in 2015, discusses the history of the virus and its discovery, examines how the virus spreads and how it affects the infected, and looks at how the medical community is fighting it..." --amazon.com
THE ZOO : THE WILD AND WONDERFUL TALE OF THE FOUNDING OF LONDON ZOO: 1826-1851
The founding of a zoo in Georgian London is a story of jaw-dropping audacity in the Age of Empire. It is the story of diplomats, traders, scientists, and aristocratic amateur naturalists charged by Sir Stamford Raffles with collecting amazing creatures from all four corners of the globe. It is the story of the first zoo in history, a weird and wonderful oasis in the heart of the filthy, swirling city of Dickensian London, and of the incredible characters, both human and animal, that populated it, from Charles Darwin and Queen Victoria to Obaysch the celebrity hippo, the first that anyone in Britain had ever seen. This is a story of Victorian grandeur, of science and empire, and of adventurers and charlatans. And it is the story of a dizzying age of Empire and industrialization, a time of change unmatched before or since. This is the extraordinary story of London Zoo.

 

 

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