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101 ASIAN DISHES YOU NEED TO COOK BEFORE YOU DIE : DISCOVER A NEW WORLD OF FLAVORS IN AUTHENTIC RECIPES
Celebrity chef, Asian cooking expert and TV personality Jet Tila has compiled his 100 most time-honored and prized recipes for the home cook in this amazing collection of Asian recipes.
1939 : HOLLYWOOD
by Hischak, Thomas S, author.
791.43 HIS
350+ CROCHET TIPS, TECHNIQUES, AND TRADE SECRETS : HOW TO BE BETTER AT WHAT YOU DO
A treasury of tips, techniques, and trade secrets for crocheters provides step-by-step, illustrated instructions that cover everything from choosing the right hook and yarn to setting up a dye studio and managing yard ends.
4TH ROCK FROM THE SUN : THE STORY OF MARS
by Jenner, Nicky, author.
523.43 JEN
Mars, the red planet, is ingrained in our culture, from David Bowie's extra-terrestrial spiders to Captain Scarlet to War of the Worlds. It has inspired hundreds of authors, scientists and science-fiction writers - but why? What is it about this particular planet that makes it so intriguing? Ancient mythologies defined Mars as a violent harbinger of war, star-gazers puzzled over its peculiar motion, and astrologers defined human personalities by its position and bizarre dance through the sky. And in more recent times, astronomers have explored Mars and its alien characteristics: its dusty red hue, its small moons, its atmosphere, how the planet formed and its mysterious past. Images sent back from various satellites showed startling faces, canals, and pyramids across its surface. Were there Martians, and were they civilized, intelligent, beings? Science-fact is now catching up with science fiction. Robot vehicles have trundled across the planet's surface, beaming back beautiful views of its rust-orange surface, and testing soil and atmosphere to get clues on how the planet has evolved, and whether it supported (or supports) life.There are many more Mars missions planned over the next decade. And while little green Martians are now firmly the preserve of literature, there is growing evidence that the now arid, frozen planet was once warm, wet, and possibly thronging with microbial life. And one day soon humans will set foot on the red planet. What are the challenges involved, and how are we preparing for them? Is there a long-term future for humans on Mars? Nicky Jenner's 4th Rock from the Sun reviews Mars in its entirety - its nature, attributes, and impact on 3rd Rock-culture, its environmental science and geology, and its potential as a human colony - everything you need to know about the Red Planet (and quite a few things you don't).
ADOBE PHOTOSHOP CC : 2017 RELEASE
by Faulkner, Andrew, author.
006.686 FAU
ADOBE PHOTOSHOP ELEMENTS 15
by Evans, John (Technical writer), author.
006.686 EVA
Adobe Photoshop Elements 15 Classroom in a Book is a thorough and comprehensive way for you to master all the new features in Adobe's top-rated consumer-targeted photo-editing software. Each chapter in this step-by-step, lesson-based guide contains a project that builds on your growing knowledge of the program, while end-of-chapter review questions reinforce each lesson. You will learn the basics of editing your images with Photoshop Elements and learn how to best use the program's many new features.
ADOLFO KAMINSKY : A FORGER
by Kaminsky, Sarah, 1979- author.
B KAMINSKY
Best-selling author Sarah Kaminsky takes readers through her father Adolfo Kaminsky's perilous and clandestine career as a real-life forger for the French Resistance, the FLN, and numerous other freedom movements of the twentieth century. Recruited as a young Jewish teenager for his knowledge of dyes, Kaminsky became the primary forger for the French Resistance during the Nazi occupation of Paris. Then, as a professional photographer, Kaminsky spent the next twenty-five years clandestinely producing thousands of counterfeit documents for immigrants, exiles, underground political operatives, and pacifists across the globe. Kaminsky kept his past cloaked in secrecy well into his eighties, until his daughter convinced him to share the details of the life-threatening work he did on behalf of people fighting for justice and peace throughout the world.
AL FRANKEN : GIANT OF THE SENATE
by Franken, Al, author.
B FRANKEN
The Harvard-educated comedian, talk-show host, and U.S. Senator chronicles the story of his unlikely senatorial campaign, detailing the ensuing months-long recount and what his service has taught him about America's deeply polarized political culture.
ALL THE AGENTS AND SAINTS : DISPATCHES FROM THE U S  BORDERLANDS
by Elizondo Griest, Stephanie, 1974- author.
972.1 GRI
THE ALLURE OF BATTLE : HOW WARS HAVE BEEN WON AND LOST
by Nolan, Cathal J., author.
355.409 NOL
Systematically and engrossingly examines the great battles, tracing what the author calls "short-war thinking," the hope that victory might beswift and wars brief. As he proves persuasively, however, such has almost never been the case. Even the major engagements have mainly contributed to victory or defeat by accelerating the erosion of the other side's defences. Massive conflicts, the so-called "people's wars," beginning with Napoleon and continuing until 1945, have consisted of and been determined by prolonged stalemate and attrition, industrial wars in which the determining factor has been not military but materiel. Nolan's masterful book places battles squarely and mercilessly within the context of the wider conflict in which they took place. In the process it help corrects a distorted view of battle's role in war, replacing popular images of the "battles of annihilation" with somber appreciation of the commitments and human sacrifices made throughout centuries of war particularly among the Great Powers.
AMERICAN FIRE : LOVE, ARSON, AND LIFE IN A VANISHING LAND
by Hesse, Monica, author.
364.1642 HES
"The arsons started on a cold November midnight and didn't stop for months. Night after night, the people of Accomack County waited to see which building would burn down next, regarding each other at first with compassion, and later suspicion. Vigilante groups sprang up, patrolling the rural Virginia coast with cameras and camouflage. Volunteer firefighters slept at their stations. The arsonist seemed to target abandoned buildings, but local police were stretched too thin to surveil them all. Accomack was desolate--there were hundreds of abandoned buildings. And by the dozen they were burning. The culprit, and the path that led to these crimes, is a story of twenty-first century America....Though it's hard to believe today, one hundred years ago Accomack was the richest rural county in the nation. Slowly it's been drained of its industry--agriculture--as well as its wealth and population. In an already remote region, limited employment options offer little in the way of opportunity. A mesmerizing and crucial panorama with nationwide implications, American Fire asks what happens when a community gets left behind. Hesse brings to life the Eastern Shore and its inhabitants, battling a punishing economy and increasingly terrified by a string of fires they could not explain. The result evokes the soul of rural America--a land half gutted before the fires even began." -- Provided by publisher.
AMERICAN KINGPIN : THE EPIC HUNT FOR THE CRIMINAL MASTERMIND BEHIND THE SILK ROAD
From New York Times-bestselling author Nick Bilton comes a true-life thriller about the rise and fall of Ross Ulbricht, aka the Dread Pirate Roberts, the founder of the online black market Silk Road.
ANDREW WYETH : IN RETROSPECT
"Andrew Wyeth painted the landscapes and people in Chadds Ford, Pennsylvania, where he grew up, and in mid-coast Maine, where he spent each summer--places that would inspire him for over seven decades. This centennial exhibition is a fitting moment to trace the threads that weave through the art of Andrew Wyeth, which never failed to engage viewers and confound critics through the long twentieth century"-- Provided by publisher.
ANTS AMONG ELEPHANTS : AN UNTOUCHABLE FAMILY AND THE MAKING OF MODERN INDIA
"The stunning true story of an untouchable family who become teachers, and one, a poet and revolutionary. Like one in six people in India, Sujatha Gidla was born an untouchable. While most untouchables are illiterate, her family was educated by Canadian missionaries in the 1930s, making it possible for Gidla to attend elite schools and move to America at the age of twenty-six. It was only then that she saw how extraordinary--and yet how typical--her family history truly was. Her mother, Manjula, and uncles Satyam and Carey were born in the last days of British colonial rule. They grew up in a world marked by poverty and injustice, but also full of possibility. In the slums where they lived, everyone had a political side, and rallies, agitations, and arrests were commonplace. The Independence movement promised freedom. Yet for untouchables and other poor and working people, little changed. Satyam, the eldest, switched allegiance to the Communist Party. Gidla recounts his incredible life--how he became a famous poet, student, labor organizer, and founder of a left-wing guerrilla movement. And Gidla charts her mother's battles with caste and women's oppression. Page by page, Gidla takes us into a complicated, close-knit family as they desperately strive fora decent life and a more just society. A moving portrait of love, hardship, and struggle, Ants Among Elephants is also that rare thing: a personal history of modern India told from the bottom up"-- Provided by publisher.
AS I SAW IT : A REPORTER
by Scott, Marvin. author.
B SCOTT
"Over a career spanning more than 50 years, veteran journalist Marvin Scott has seen it all. From international headlines to local heroes, the eleven-time Emmy Award winner and member of the New York State Broadcasters Hall of Fame has covered the news with objectivity and integrity, bringing journalistic excellence to every level of reporting. Scott has interviewed six presidents, visited the frontlines of war in the Middle East and Asia, and witnessed the rise of America's space program, all in a day's work." (Amazon)
THE ATHLETE
by Parry, John Weston, 1948- author.
HEALTH 617.1027 PAR
AUTUMN OF THE BLACK SNAKE : THE CREATION OF THE U S  ARMY AND THE INVASION THAT OPENED THE WEST
In evocative and absorbing prose, William Hogeland conjures up the woodland battles and the hardball politics that formed the Legion of the United States, our first true standing army. His memorable portraits of leaders on both sides, from the daring war chiefs Blue Jacket and Little Turtle to the doomed commander Richard Butler and a steely, even ruthless Washington, drive a tale of horrific violence, brilliant strategizing, stupendous blunders, and valorous deeds. This sweeping account, at once exciting and dark, builds to a crescendo as Washington and Alexander Hamilton, at enormous risk, outmaneuver Thomas Jefferson, James Madison, and other skeptics of standing armies, and Washington appoints the seemingly disreputable Anthony Wayne, known as Mad Anthony, to lead the legion. Wayne marches into the forests of the Old Northwest, where the very Indians he is charged with defeating will bestow on him, with grudging admiration, a new name: the Black Snake.
AVA : A LIFE IN MOVIES
by Bean, Kendra, author.
B GARDNER
A celebration of the life and achievements of the iconic Hollywood star offers authoritative discussions of such topics as the creation and maintenance of her glamorous image, her marriages, and her celebrity friendships.
AWS FOR ADMINS
by Mueller, John, 1958- author.
006.78 MUE
BAFFLED BY LOVE : STORIES OF THE LASTING IMPACT OF CHILDHOOD TRAUMA INFLICTED BY LOVED ONES
"For three decades, Laurie Kahn has treated clients who were abused as children - people who were injured by someone whom they believed to be trustworthy, someone who professed to love them. Their abusers - a father, stepfather, priest, coach, babysitter, aunt, neighbor - often were people who inhabited their daily lives. Love is why they come to therapy. Love is what they want, and love is what they say is not going well for them. Kahn, too, had to learn to navigate a wilderness in order to find the "good" kind of love after a rocky childhood. In Baffled by Love, she includes strands from her own story, along with those of her clients, creating a narrative full of resonance, meaning, and shared humanity" -- provided by publisher.
A BEAUTIFUL, TERRIBLE THING : A MEMOIR OF MARRIAGE AND BETRAYAL
What do you do when you discover that the person you've built your life around never existed? When "it could never happen to me" does happen to you? These are the questions facing Jen Waite when she begins to realize that her loving husband, the father of her infant daughter, her best friend, the love of her life, fits the textbook definition of psychopath. In a raw, first-person account, Waite recounts each heartbreaking discovery, every life-destroying lie, and reveals what happens once the dust finally settles on her demolished marriage. After a disturbing email sparks Waite's suspicion that her husband is having an affair, she tries to uncover the truth and rebuild trust in her marriage. Instead, she finds more lies, infidelity, and betrayal than she could have imagined. Waite obsessively analyzes her relationship, trying to find a single moment from the last five years that isn't part of the long-con of lies and manipulation. With a dual-timeline narrative structure, we see Waite's romance bud, bloom, and wither simultaneously, making the heartbreak and disbelief even more affecting.
BELIEVE ME : A MEMOIR OF LOVE, DEATH, AND JAZZ CHICKENS
by Izzard, Eddie, author.
B IZZARD
"Critically acclaimed, award-winning British comedian and actor Eddie Izzard details his childhood, his first performances on the streets of London, his ascent to worldwide success on stage and screen, and his comedy shows which have won over audiences around the world"-- Provided by publisher.
THE BIG BREAK : THE GREATEST AMERICAN WWII POW ESCAPE STORY NEVER TOLD
by Dando-Collins, Stephen, author.
940.5472 DAN
"Describes the previously untold story of the escape of 250 US Army POWs from the German Schubin camp through a tunnel in a latrine." -- Provided by publisher.
BILLY JOEL : AMERICA
by Duchan, Joshua S., author.
782.4216 DUC
Despite his tremendous success, Billy Joel's gifts as a composer and commentator on American life are long overdue for a thorough investigation. In Billy Joel: America's Piano Man, music historian Joshua S. Duchan looks at the career and music of this remarkable singer-songwriter, exploring the unique ways Joel channels and transforms the cultural life of a changing America over four decades into bestselling song after song and album after album. Billy Joel has not always enjoyed the acclaim of music critics, who have characterized his music as inauthentic and lacking a uniqueness of style. Duchan corrects this misunderstanding by exploring the depth and degree to which Joel's songs engage with social, cultural, political, and economic issues. Organized by major themes and including original interviews with Joel himself, Duchan's book delves into Joel's endeavors as a musician, lyricist, and commentator on questions of geography and regionalism, politics, working- and middle-class culture, human relationships, and the history of music itself. Duchan draws on key songs from Joel's career to explore each theme, from his folk-like lament for Long Island's changing industry and lifestyle in "The Downeaster Alexa" to his emotional ode to Vietnam veterans in "Goodnight Saigon." Original interviews with Billy Joel blend with Duchan's engaging analysis to provide readers of all backgrounds and ages a new look at these unforgettable songs.
BORN BOTH : AN INTERSEX LIFE
by Viloria, Hida, author.
B VILORIA
"From Hida Viloria, writer and intersex activist, a candid, provocative, and eye-opening memoir of life, love, and gender identity as an intact intersex person, as well as a call to action for justice for intersex people. Hida Viloria was raised as a girl but discovered early on that he/r body was different. Unlike most people who are born intersex in the first world--meaning they have genitals, reproductive organs, hormones, and/or chromosomal patterns that do not fit standard definitions of male or female--Hida had the freedom to explore the person s/he was born to be because he/r parents did not agree to have he/r sex characteristics surgically altered at birth. It wasn't until s/he was 26 and encountered the term "intersex" in a San Francisco newspaper that s/he finally had a name for he/r difference. That's when s/he began to explore what it means to live in the space between genders--to be both and neither. As s/he began to reach out to others like he/r, however, Hida discovered that most intersex people had been scarred, both physically and psychologically, by infant surgeries and hormone treatments meant to "correct" their bodies. Eager to help end this practice, Hida came out as intersex at a national and then international level. By answering the question "Are you a boy or a girl?" with "I'm both," Hida's helped blaze a trail for people--particularly intersex and genderqueer/non-binary people--to celebrate the middle space where male and female are not separate and opposite but entwined. Born Both is an intimate and powerful account of Hida's search for authentic identity and love in a world that insists on categorizing people into either/or"--
BREAKING DOWN THE WALLS OF HEARTACHE : HOW MUSIC CAME OUT
by Aston, Martin, author.
781.64 AST
BUGGED : THE INSECTS WHO RULE THE WORLD AND THE PEOPLE OBSESSED WITH THEM
Weaving together history, travel and culture, an off-beat scientific journey into the insects, which have been shaping our ecological world and plant life for over 400 million years, introduces a cast of mini-monsters that are necessary to life as water and the people who love them.
BUSINESS WRITING
by Canavor, Natalie, author.
808.0666 CAN
The ability to write well is a key part of your professional success. From reports and presentations to emails and Facebook posts, whether you're a marketer, customer service rep, or manager, being able to write clearly and for the right audience is critical to moving your business forward. The techniques covered in this new edition of Business Writing For Dummies will arm you with the skills you need to write better business communications that inform, persuade, and win business. How many pieces of paper land on your desk each day, or emails in your inbox? Your readers--the people you communicate with at work--are no different. So how can you make your communications stand out and get the job done? From crafting a short and sweet email to bidding for a crucial project, Business Writing For Dummies gives you everything you need to achieve high-impact business writing.
CAESAR
A round-the-globe journey through the periodic table explains how the air people breathe reflects the world's history, tracing the origins and ingredients of the atmosphere to explain air's role in reshaping continents, steering human progress, and powering revolutions.
CAPTAIN HENRY GREEN : A WHALER
by McKinley, Rosemary, author.
B GREEN
Captain Henry Green was an ordinary man who led an extraordinary life. He rose up through the ranks from a lowly crew member to captain and worked as a master for 26 years. Along the way, Henry tells us all about the adventures and dangers of whaling along with the lure of the hunt. In the beautiful town of Sag Harbor where he grew up, whaling drew men from all walks of life and Henry was no different. But Henry crossed paths with the slave ship, Amistad, and later became involved in the gold rush. A remarkable life, indeed.
CAPTIVATE : THE SCIENCE OF SUCCEEDING WITH PEOPLE
by Edwards, Vanessa van, author.
302 EDW
Edwards shares a wealth of valuable shortcuts, systems and behavior hacks for taking charge of interactions at work, at home, and in any social situation. These aren't the people skills you learned in school. This is the first comprehensive, science backed, real life manual on human behavior and a completely new approach to building connections. Just like knowing the right formulas to use in chemistry, or the right programming language to write code, the hacks in this book are simple ways to solve for people. When you understand the laws of human behavior you can get along with anyone, and your influence, impact, and income will increase as a result.
CAREER DEVELOPMENT : ALL-IN-ONE FOR DUMMIES
by Alidina, Shamash, author.
650.1 ALI
CATTLE KINGDOM : THE HIDDEN HISTORY OF THE COWBOY WEST
by Knowlton, Christopher, author.
978.02 KNO
"A revolutionary appraisal of the Old West and its role in shaping post-Civil War America retraces the pivotal evolutions of open-range cattle, the boom-and-bust cycle, the Depression, the invention of the assembly line and the dawn of the conservation movement." -- Provided by publisher.
CHESTER B  HIMES : A BIOGRAPHY
by Jackson, Lawrence Patrick author.
B HIMES
"In this definitive biography of Chester B. Himes (1909-1984), Lawrence P. Jackson uses exclusive interviews and unrestricted access to Himes's full archives to portray a controversial American writer whose novels unflinchingly confront sex, racism, and black identity. Himes brutally rendered racial politics in the best-selling novel If He Hollers Let Him Go, but he became famous for his Harlem detective series, including Cotton Comes to Harlem. A serious literary tastemaker in his day, Himes had friendships, sometimes uneasy, with such luminaries as Ralph Ellison, Carl Van Vechten, and Richard Wright." -- from Amazon.
THE CHICK AND THE DEAD : LIFE AND DEATH BEHIND MORTUARY DOORS
by Valentine, Carla, author.
B VALENTINE
"Carla Valentine works with the dead. After studying forensics, she assisted pathologists with post-mortems for years before becoming the curator of the world's most famous pathology museum. When it comes to death, she truly is an expert, and in this book she shares that expertise. Using the most common post-mortem process as the backbone of the narrative, The Chick and the Dead takes the reader through the process of an autopsy while also describing the history and changing cultures of our relationship with the dead. The book is full of vivid insight into what happens to our bodies in the end. Each chapter considers an aspect of an autopsy alongside an aspect of Carla's own life and work and touches on some of the more controversial aspects of our feelings towards death, including the relationship between sex and death and our attitudes toward human tissue collection. Starting with the first cut, we move from external examination into the body itself, discovering more about the heart, stomach and brain, and into dismembered and reconstructed bodies, at each stage taking a colorful detour into the question of what these things can teach us about the living. Join Carla on the journey from microscope-requesting nine-year-old to pathology educator and death engager at a Victorian museum (a journey made via around 5,000 autopsies) as she tells the story of exactly what it's like to live a life immersed in death"-- Provided by publisher.
CHIEF ENGINEER : WASHINGTON ROEBLING: THE MAN WHO BUILT THE BROOKLYN BRIDGE
Erica Wagner has written a fascinating biography of one of America's most distinguished engineers, whose long life was a model of courage in the face of extraordinary adversity. Chief Engineer is enriched by Roebling's own eloquent voice, unveiled in his recently-discovered memoir that was previously thought lost to history. The memoir reveals that his father, John-a renowned engineer- was a tyrannical presence in Washington's life, so his own adoption of that career was hard won. A young man when the Civil War broke out, Washington joined the Union Army, building bridges and seeing action in many pivotal battles, from Antietam to Gettysburg. Safely returned, he married the remarkable Emily Warren Roebling, who would play a crucial role in the construction of the unprecedented Brooklyn Bridge. It would be Washington Roebling's grandest achievement-but by no means the only one. --Adapted from publisher description
CLASSIC BEAUTY : THE HISTORY OF MAKEUP
by Hernandez, Gabriela, 1965- author.
391.63 HER
COMING OF AGE : THE SEXUAL AWAKENING OF MARGARET MEAD
by Blum, Deborah, 1954- author.
B MEAD
"Coming of Age focuses on five years in Mead's young life when she began to question the traditional attitudes toward sex, courtship and marriage that dominated the early 20th century. The story begins in 1921, when Mead is a young woman of twenty and a student at Barnard College in New York City. Conventional enough to accept the role society has handed to her, and defiant enough to rise up against it, she struggles to find her own path. Life begins to change as she experiences new friendships and many firsts, including marriage and an affair. In 1925, following her interest in anthropology, Mead takes a step that shocks both family and colleagues. She decides to go alone to Samoa to study how girls in this very different culture mature into women. There on a tiny island in the South Pacific, with an ocean between her and the people she loves, she begins to understand how the invisible chains of society can imprison one's body and mind. Mead's voyage of self-discovery is both painful, exciting and enlightening. She returns from her fieldwork ready to do something no woman before her has dared to do: write with frankness and clarity about the sexual awakening of young girls. And America, it turns out, is ready to hear what she has to say. Drawing on letters, diaries and memoirs, Blum reconstructs the colorful and dramatic life of one of the most provocative thinkers of the 20th century"-- Provided by publisher.
CONCENTRATED INVESTING : STRATEGIES OF THE WORLD
Highlighting the history and approaches of four top value investors, the authors tell the fascinating story of the investors who dare to tread where few others have, and the wildly-successful track records that have resulted. Turning the notion of diversification on its head, concentrated value investors pick a small group of undervalued stocks and hold onto them through even the lean years. The approach has been championed by Warren Buffett, the best known value investor of our time, but a small group of lesser-known investors has also used this approach to achieve outstanding returns. Discover the success of Lou Simpson, a former GEICO investment manager and eventual successor to Warren Buffett at Berkshire Hathaway. Read about Kristian Siem, described as "Norway's Warren Buffett," and the success he has had at Siem Industries. Concentrated Investing will quickly have you re-thinking the conventional wisdom related to diversification and learning from the top concentrated value investors the world has never heard of.
THE CORPORATE RECORDS HANDBOOK : MEETINGS, MINUTES & RESOLUTIONS
by Mancuso, Anthony, author.
346.7306 NOL
A CRACK IN CREATION : GENE EDITING AND THE UNTHINKABLE POWER TO CONTROL EVOLUTION
"Not since the atomic bomb has a technology so alarmed its inventors that they warned the world about its use. Not, that is, until the spring of 2015, when biologist Jennifer Doudna called for a worldwide moratorium on the use of the new gene-editing tool CRISPR, a revolutionary new technology that she helped create, to make heritable changes in human embryos. The cheapest, simplest, most effective way of manipulating DNA ever known, CRISPR may well give us the cure to HIV, genetic diseases, and some cancers, and will help address the world's hunger crisis. Yet even the tiniest changes to DNA could have myriad, unforeseeable consequences, to say nothing of the ethical and societal repercussions of intentionally mutating embryos to create "better" humans. Writing with fellow researcher Samuel Sternberg, Doudna shares the thrilling story of her discovery, and passionately argues that enormous responsibility comes with the ability to rewrite the code of life" -- From publisher description.
THE CRITICAL ADVANTAGE : DEVELOPING CRITICAL THINKING SKILLS IN SCHOOL
by Gormley, William T., Jr., 1950-
370.152 GOR
This book takes a look at the role of critical thinking in preparing students for college, careers, and civic life.-- Provided by publisher.
THE DARKENING WEB : THE WAR FOR CYBERSPACE
by Klimburg, Alexander, 1976- author.
327.0285 KLI
Increasingly, the Internet is used as a weapon and a means of domination by states eager to exploit or curtail global connectivity in order to further their national interests. Blending anecdote with argument, Klimburg brings us face-to-face with the range of threats the struggle for cyberspace presents, from an apocalyptic scenario of debilitated civilian infrastructure to a 1984-like erosion of privacy and freedom of expression. Focusing on different approaches to cyber-conflict in the US, Russia and China, he reveals the extent to which the battle for control of the Internet is as complex and perilous as the one surrounding nuclear weapons during the Cold War--and quite possibly as dangerous for humanity as a whole.
DAWN OF INFAMY : A SUNKEN SHIP, A VANISHED CREW, AND THE FINAL MYSTERY OF PEARL HARBOR
"On December 7, 1941, even as Japanese carrier-launched aircraft flew toward Pearl Harbor, a small American cargo ship chartered by the Army reported that it was under attack from a submarine halfway between Seattle and Honolulu. After that one cryptic message, the humble lumber carrier Cynthia Olson and her crew vanished without a trace, sparking one of the most enduring nautical mysteries of the war. What happened to the ill-fated ship? What happened to her crew? And was she Japan's first American victim of the Pacific War?"-- Amazon.com.
DEFIANCE : THE EXTRAORDINARY LIFE OF LADY ANNE BARNARD
by Taylor, Stephen, author.
B BARNARD
Draws on six volumes of unpublished memoirs to chronicle the life of Lady Anne Barnard, an eighteenth- and nineteenth-century poet and painter, who lived on her own terms and defied the conventions of her day.
DEMOCRACY IN CHAINS : THE DEEP HISTORY OF THE RADICAL RIGHT
A scholarly expose of the ideas of Nobel Prize-winning political economist James McGill Buchanan and multibillionaire Charles Koch explores their role in the radical right's six-decade campaign to eliminate unions, suppress voting, privatize public education and minimize restrictions on the wealthy.
THE DESCENT OF MAN
by Perry, Grayson, author.
305.31 PER
"What does it mean to be male in the 21st Century? Award-winning artist Grayson Perry explores what masculinity is: from sex to power, from fashion to career prospects, and what it could become--with illustrations throughout. In this witty and necessarynew book, artist Grayson Perry trains his keen eye on the world of men to ask, what sort of man would make the world a better place? What would happen if we rethought the macho, outdated version of manhood, and embraced a different ideal?Inthe current atmosphere of bullying, intolerance and misogyny, demonstrated in the recent Trump versus Clinton presidential campaign,The Descent of Manis a timely and essential addition to current conversations around gender. Apart from gaining vast new wardrobe options, the real benefit might be that a newly fitted masculinity will allow men to have better relationships--and that's happiness, right? Grayson Perry admits he's not immune from the stereotypes himself--yet his thoughts on everything from power to physicalappearance, from emotions to a brand new Manifesto for Men, are shot through with honesty, tenderness, and the belief that, for everyone to benefit, updating masculinity has to be something men decide to do themselves. They have nothing to lose but theirhang-ups"-- Provided by publisher.
DIANA : HER TRUE STORY--IN HER OWN WORDS
by Morton, Andrew, 1953- author.
B DIANA
DICTIONARY OF REAL ESTATE TERMS
by Friedman, Jack P., author.
333.33 FRI
DOCUMENTS THAT CHANGED THE WAY WE LIVE
by Janes, Joseph, author.
909.0982 JAN
Documents are milestones and markers of human activity, part of who and what we are. Our story can be told through the objects, profound and trivial, famous and forgotten, by which we remember and are remembered. Documents That Changed the Way We Live examines dozens of compelling stories that describe these documents their creation, motivation, influence, importance, historical and social context, provenance and their connections to contemporary information objects, technologies, and trends.
DREAM HOARDERS : HOW THE AMERICAN UPPER MIDDLE CLASS IS LEAVING EVERYONE ELSE IN THE DUST, WHY THAT IS A PROBLEM, AND WHAT TO DO ABOUT IT
"Shows how American society has become the very class-defined society that earlier Americans rebelled against, discussing how Americans can take effective action to reduce opportunity hoarding and thus provide ways to restore a more equitable society.: -- Provided by publisher.
DRUNKS : AN AMERICAN HISTORY
by Finan, Christopher M., 1953- author.
362.292 FIN
"A social history of alcoholism in the United States, from the seventeenth century to the present day Today, millions of Americans are struggling with alcoholism, but millions are also in long-term recovery. We have finally come to understand alcoholism as a treatable illness, rather than a moral failure. Christopher Finan recounts the nation's history with alcohol and its search for sobriety, which began among Native Americans in the colonial period, when liquor was used to cheat them of their property. He introduces us to a colorful cast of characters: a remarkable Iroquois leader named Handsome Lake, Carrie Nation, the wife of an alcoholic who destroyed bars with an ax in her anger, energetic Washingtonians, reformed drunks who led the first national movement to save men like themselves, Bill Wilson and Dr. Bob Smith, the two drunks who helped each other stay sober and then created AA.
DUCK AND COVER : A MEMOIR OF MY 1960
by Villanella, Rosemary Neri, author.
B VILLANELLA
Duck and Cover is a memoir born of Rosemary's desire to transport readers back to the beloved 1960's Brooklyn of her youth, with its familiar streets and stoops, during a more innocent time in this fabled borough. Yet Duck and Cover is also a coming-of-age tale, spotlighting the universal struggle of a young girl forging an individual identity- and trying not to attract too much attention-while carefully navigating her way across that crucial border between childhood and adolescence.
EDWARD VII : THE PRINCE OF WALES AND THE WOMEN HE LOVED
by Arnold, Catharine, author.
B EDWARD
"Edward Prince of Wales, better known as "Bertie," was the eldest son of Queen Victoria. Charming and dissolute, he was a larger-than-life personality with king-size appetites. A lifelong womanizer, Bertie conducted his countless liaisons against the glittering backdrop of London society, Europe, and the stately homes of England in the second half of the 19th century. Bertie's lovers were beautiful, spirited, society women who embraced a wide field of occupations. There was Lillie Langtry, the simple Jersey girl who would become an actress and producer "Daisy" Brooke, Countess of Warwick, the extravagant socialite who embraced socialism and stood for Parliament as a Labour party candidate bisexual French actress Sarah Bernhardt, celebrated for her decadent appeal and opium habit and by total contrast the starchy Agnes Keyser, who founded a hospital for army officers. One of Bertie's most intriguing liaisons was with American heiress Jennie Churchill, unhappy wife of Sir Randolph Churchill and mother ofSir Winston. While the scandals resulting from his affairs--from suicides to divorces--were a blight on the royal family, Bertie would become a surprisingly modern monarch. His major accomplishment was transforming the British monarchy into the modern institution that we know today and ensuring its survival in a period when every other European dynasty collapsed in the wake of WWI"-- Provided by publisher.
EMPIRE MADE : MY SEARCH FOR AN OUTLAW UNCLE WHO VANISHED IN BRITISH INDIA
In 1841, twenty-year-old Nigel Halleck set out for Calcutta as a clerk in the East India Company. He went on to serve in the colonial administration for eight years before abruptly leaving the company under a cloud and disappearing in the mountain kingdom of Nepal, never to be heard from again. While most traces of his life were destroyed in the bombing of his hometown during World War II, Nigel was never quite forgotten—the myth of the man who headed East would reverberate through generations of his family. Kief Hillsbery, Nigel's nephew many times removed, embarked on his own expedition, spending decades researching and traveling through India, Pakistan, Afghanistan, and Nepal in the footsteps of his long-lost relation. In uncovering the remarkable story of Nigel's life, Hillsbery beautifully renders a moment in time when the arms of the British Empire extended around the world. Both a powerful history and a personal journey, Empire Made weaves together a clash of civilizations, the quest to discover one’s own identity, and the moving tale of one man against an empire.
THE ENERGY WISE HOME : PRACTICAL IDEAS FOR SUSTAINABLE LIVING
by Dondero, Jeff, 1947- author.
644 DON
"When picking out a home, there are a number of aspects to keep in mind: location, size, and layout. One issue that many people neglect is energy conservation, which is quickly becoming one of the most important aspects of modern life. How do make your home energy wise? Where do you start? What aspects of home living can affect, and be affected by, our energy choices? This task can be momentous and intimidating. The Energy Wise Home: Practical Ideas for Saving Energy, Money, and the Planet makes it easy. Jeff Dondero walks you through your home's walls, doors, windows, and roof, room by room and appliance by appliance, breaking them down into simple terms so that you can make the smartest energy and resource choices possible. He even covers gardens and garages, explaining what household items cost to run, how to conserve energy when using them, giving guidance on what's sustainable and what isn't. This encyclopedic manual is very helpful for understanding the machine that is your house, and how to keep it maintained and running well and 'green' while saving you money. This guide is a great fit to make sure that you make the best of your home and the resources that power and run it. Conservation in the home is something that you owe to yourself, your family, and your planet." -- Page 2 of cover.
THE ESSENTIAL BOOK OF HOMESTEADING : THE ULTIMATE GUIDE TO SUSTAINABLE LIVING
"All the information you need to homestead--gathered in one ultimate, essential book!,"--Amazon.com.
ESTRANGED : LEAVING FAMILY AND FINDING HOME : A MEMOIR
by Gross, Jessica Berger, author.
B GROSS
A powerful, haunting memoir about one woman's childhood of abuse and her harrowing decision to leave it all behind that redefines our understanding of estrangement and the ability to triumph over adversity. To outsiders, Jessica Berger Gross's childhood growing up in a "nice" Jewish family in middle class Long Island seemed as wholesomely American as any other. But behind closed doors, Jessica suffered years of physical and emotional abuse at the hands of her father, whose mood would veer unexpectedly from loving to violent. In her powerful memoir Jessica breaks through common social taboos and bravely recounts the painful, self-defeating ways in which she internalized her abusive childhood, how she came to the monumental decision to break free from her family, and how she endured the difficult road that followed. Ultimately, by extracting herself from the damaging patterns and relationships of the past, Jessica has managed to carve an inspiring path to happiness.
EVERYTHING ALL AT ONCE : [HOW TO UNLEASH YOUR INNER NERD, TAP INTO RADICAL CURIOSITY AND SOLVE ANY PROBLEM]
Bill Nye believes that "everyone has an inner nerd just waiting to be awakened by the right passion. In [this book, he] will help you find yours. With his call to arms, he wants you to examine every detail of the most difficult problems that look unsolvable"--Amazon.com.
EXCEL VBA IN EASY STEPS
by McGrath, Mike, 1956- author.
005.54 MCG
Excel VBA in easy steps will show you how to get more out of Microsoft Excel. By using the Visual Basic for Applications (VBA) programming language that's built into Excel (and other MS Office applications) you can make your Excel much more powerful.
FALL DOWN 7 TIMES GET UP 8 : A YOUNG MAN
"Naoki Higashida wrote The Reason I Jump as a 13-year-old boy. Now, he shares his thoughts and experiences as a 24-year old young man with severe autism. In short, powerful chapters, he explores education, identity, family, society and personal growth. He also allows readers to experience profound moments we take for granted, like the thought-steps necessary for him to register that it's raining outside. Introduced by award-winning author David Mitchell (co-translator with his wife, KA Yoshida), this book is part memoir, part critique of a world that sees disabilities ahead of disabled people. It is a self-portrait-in-progress of a young man who happens to have autism, and who wants to help us understand it better"-- Provided by publisher.
FINANCE FOR NORMAL PEOPLE : HOW INVESTORS AND MARKETS BEHAVE
by Statman, Meir, author.
332.024 STA
" Finance for Normal People teaches behavioral finance to people like you and me - normal people, neither rational nor irrational. We are consumers, savers, investors, and managers - corporate managers, money managers, financial advisers, and all other financial professionals. The book guides us to know our wants-including hope for riches, protection from poverty, caring for family, sincere social responsibility and high social status. It teaches financial facts and human behavior, including making cognitive and emotional shortcuts and avoiding cognitive and emotional errors such as overconfidence, hindsight, exaggerated fear, and unrealistic hope. And it guides us to banish ignorance, gain knowledge, and increase the ratio of smart to foolish behavior on our way to what we want. These lessons of behavioral finance draw on what we know about us-normal people-including our wants, cognition, and emotions. And they draw on the roles of these factors in saving and spending, portfolio construction, returns we can expect from our investments, and whether we can hope to beat the market. Meir Statman, a founder of behavioral finance, draws on his extensive research and the research of many others to build a unified structure of behavioral finance. Its foundation blocks include normal behavior, behavioral portfolio theory, behavioral life-cycle theory, behavioral asset pricing theory, and behavioral market efficiency. "-- Provided by publisher.;"Behavioral finance is finance for normal people, like you and me. This book is also about transformation from normal-ignorant to normal-knowledgeable, learning the lessons of behavioral finance and applying them to banish ignorance, gain knowledge, and increase the ratio of smart to stupid behavior on our way to what we want. This book offers behavioral finance as a unified structure that incorporates parts of standard finance, replaces others, and includes bridges between theory, evidence, and practice"-- Provided by publisher.
FIRE ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE : LONG ISLAND
by Bleyer, Bill, author.
623.8942 BLE
THE FIRST TOUR DE FRANCE : SIXTY CYCLISTS AND NINETEEN DAYS OF DARING ON THE ROAD TO PARIS
The first Tour de France was a far cry from the polished international sporting event we see on television today. Organized by the financially free falling L'Auto magazine, the desperate editors thought that organizing a grand cycling tour was the only thing that could save their publication. In 1903, cyclists weren't enthusiastic about what was pitched to them as a heroic race through roads more suited to hooves than wheels, with bikes weighing up to forty-four pounds, on a single fixed gear, for three full weeks. Assembling enough riders for the race meant bribing unemployed laborers from the suburbs of Paris, including a butcher, a blacksmith, a chimney sweep, and a wrestler. Through these characters' backstories, Cossins paints a nuanced portrait of France in the early 1900's. The race itself is packed with mishaps and adventure--in part due to the fact that water was scarce at the time, so the men drank wine and beer throughout, often keeling over from their bicycles in a drunken stupor. There was no indication that a ramshackle cycling pack would draw crowds to throng France's rutted roads and cheer the first Tour heroes. But they did, and cycling would never be the same again.
A FLAG WORTH DYING FOR : THE POWER AND POLITICS OF NATIONAL SYMBOLS
by Marshall, Tim, 1959- author.
929.92 MAR
Shares insights into the symbolism and power of flags representing the beliefs of nations and non-state organizations, revealing how flags and the politics they represent unite and divide world populations.
THE FLIGHT : CHARLES LINDBERGH
"On the rainy morning of May 20, 1927, a little-known American pilot named Charles A. Lindbergh climbed into his single-engine monoplane, the Spirit of St. Louis, and prepared to take off from a small airfield on Long Island, New York. Despite his inexperience--the twenty-five-year-old Lindbergh had never before flown over open water--he was determined to win the $25,000 Orteig Prize promised since 1919 to the first pilot to fly nonstop between New York and Paris, a terrifying adventure that had already claimed six men's lives. Ahead of him lay a 3,600-mile solo journey across the vast north Atlantic and into the unknown his survival rested on his skill, courage, and an unassuming little aircraft with no front window. Only 500 people showed up to see him off. Thirty-three and a half hours later, a crowd of more than 100,000 mobbed the Spirit as the audacious young American touched down in Paris, having acheived the seemingly impossible. Overnight, as he navigated by the stars through storms across the featureless ocean, news of his attempt had circled the globe, making him an international celebrity by the time he reached Europe" -- Provided by publisher.
FOOD PROCESSOR PERFECTION : 75 AMAZING WAYS TO USE THE MOST POWERFUL TOOL IN YOUR KITCHEN
Your food processor is a powerful tool but is often relegated to only a handful of tasks. We have always felt the food processor was underutilized and so we've set out to create a book that harnesses this appliance's capabilities as never before, from almost-no-bowl baking to multi-step dishes like stir-fries where all the slicing and chopping happens in the food processor. The result is a book of 75 smart ideas where the food processor is the star of every recipe. It will transform how you use this appliance, streamline everyday cooking and baking, and open doors to projects you would never have considered. -- Adapted from Amazon description.
FOUNDATIONS OF DRAWING : A PRACTICAL GUIDE TO ART HISTORY, TOOLS, TECHNIQUES, AND STYLES
"From a leading art instructor at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts in Philadelphia, a complete survey of drawing as an art form covering its history, materials, and key techniques, alongside step-by-step demonstrations. Foundations of Drawing is a comprehensive and authoritative overview of the history, aesthetics, methods, and materials of the drawing medium. Throughout, clearly defined demonstrations provide easy access to the practice of drawing as well as the history and development of core drawing techniques. Richly illustrated, the book contains reproductions of the finest master drawings from the fifteenth century to the present. Unlike other drawing instruction books that focus on step-by-step lessons exclusively, Foundations of Drawing provides readers with the context and background to help understand just why these materials and methods are so vital for successful drawing"-- Provided by publisher.
FRANK LLOYD WRIGHT : UNPACKING THE ARCHIVE
by Bergdoll, Barry, author.
ARCH 720.92 BER
"Published for a major exhibition at The Museum of Modern Art, this catalog reveals new perspectives on the work of Frank Lloyd Wright, a designer so prolific and familiar as to nearly preclude critical reexamination. Structured as a series of inquiries into the Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation Archives at Taliesin West, Arizona (recently acquired by MoMA and Avery Architectural & Fine Arts Library, Columbia University), the book is a collection of scholarly explorations rather than an attempt to construct a master narrative. Each chapter centers on a key object from the archive that an invited author has 'unpacked' tracing its meanings and connections, and juxtaposing it with other works from the archive, from MoMA, or from outside collections. Wright's quest to build a mile-high skyscraper reveals him to be one of the earliest celebrity architects, using television, press relations and other forms of mass media to advance his own self-crafted image. A little-known project for a Rosenwald School for African-American children, together with other projects that engage Japanese and Native American culture, ask provocative questions about Wright's positions on race and cultural identity. Still other investigations engage the architect's lifelong dedication to affordable and do-it-yourself housing, as well as the ecological systems, both social and environmental, that informed his approach to cities, landscapes and even ornament. The publication aims to open up Wright's work to questions, interrogations and debates, and to highlight interpretations by contemporary scholars, both established Wright experts and others considering this iconic figure from new and illuminating perspectives."-- Amazon.com.
FULLY CONNECTED : SURVIVING AND THRIVING IN AN AGE OF OVERLOAD
by Hobsbawm, Julia, author.
303.4833 HOB
"Twenty-five years after the arrival of the Internet, we are drowning in data and deadlines we can never have imagined that our daily intake of information and achieving a healthy balance in our personal and professional lives could feel so complex and so unhealthy. In recent years, organizations have come a long way towards promoting health literacy (on obesity, smoking, diet, and exercise) and some way in acknowledging mental health issues. But acknowledging the challenges of the Internet and social media on employee and workplace health is the social element, and most have not yet begun to offer solutions around either better information and knowledge management, or developing better and more sustaining relationships. The challenges, threats, and opportunities of a "perma-connected" global economy and society could not be greater-and they will only increase. This is the first book to define what social health means in both society and the modern workplace. Here, Julia Hobsbawm argues that developing social health will help employees become more efficiently engaged with each other and their work, and help employers to create workplaces that support social health and thus greater productivity. By utilizing the latest thinking in health and behavioral economics, social psychology, neuroscience, management, and social network analysis, Fully Connected will provide a blueprint for how to use social health to foster well-being and productivity." -- from Amazon.
THE GREAT NADAR : THE MAN BEHIND THE CAMERA
by Begley, Adam, author.
B NADAR
A portrait of the fabled Parisian photographer, adventurer, and pioneer discusses his bohemian youth, larger-than-life studio, pioneering exploits as a balloonist, and photography sessions with such famed subjects as Victor Hugo, Gustave Courbet, and Alexandre Dumas. --Publisher
THE GREAT RESCUE : AMERICAN HEROES, AN ICONIC SHIP, AND THE RACE TO SAVE EUROPE IN WWI
Published in commemoration of the centennial of America’s entry into World War I, the story of the USS Leviathan, the legendary liner turned warship that ferried U.S. soldiers to Europe—a unique war history that offers a fresh, compelling look at this epic time.
HANNIBAL
by Hunt, Patrick, author.
B HANNIBAL
"One of the greatest commanders of the ancient world brought vividly to life: Hannibal, the brilliant general who successfully crossed the Alps with his war elephants and brought Rome to its knees. Historian Patrick N. Hunt has led archeological expeditions in the Alps and elsewhere to study Hannibal's achievements. Now he brings Hannibal's incredible story to life in this riveting and dramatic book." -- adapted from Amazon description.
HEALING CHILDREN : A SURGEON
"Anyone who has seen a child recover from a wound or a broken bone knows that kids are made to heal. Their bodies are more resilient, more adaptive, and far more able to withstand acute stress than adults. In this inspiring memoir, Dr. Kurt Newman draws from his long experience as a pediatric surgeon working at one of our nation's top children's hospitals to make the case that children are more than miniature adults. Through the story of his own career and of the brave kids he has treated over the yearsand their equally brave and tenacious parentshe reveals the revolution that is taking place in pediatric medicine. When he decided to become a pediatric surgeon, the field was in its infancy, struggling for esteem. Now, nearly forty years later, it is at the forefront of exhilarating new discoveries in everything from cancer research to mental health care. But few parents know how to access the best care for their children. Far too many find themselves frustrated and afraid. Dr. Newman wrote this book to help guide parentsnot just of sick kids but of all kids and to share his knowledge of what children need to thrive. A deeply human story with a spectacular cast of young heroes and heroines, Healing Children will convince you that we still have a lot to learn from our kids." -- from Amazon.
HENRY DAVID THOREAU : A LIFE
by Walls, Laura Dassow, author.
B THOREAU
"Drawing on Thoreau's copious writings, published and unpublished, Walls presents a Thoreau vigorously alive in all his quirks and contradictions: the young man shattered by the sudden death of his brother the ambitious Harvard College student the ecstatic visionary who closed Walden with an account of the regenerative power of the Cosmos. We meet the man whose belief in human freedom and the value of labor made him an uncompromising abolitionist the solitary walker who found society in nature, but also found his own nature in the society of which he was a deeply interwoven part. And, running through it all, Thoreau the passionate naturalist, who, long before the age of environmentalism, saw tragedy for future generations in the human heedlessness around him." -- from Amazon description.
THE HERO
by Conahan, Gillian, author.
646.478 CON
THE HIDDEN LIVES OF TUDOR WOMEN : A SOCIAL HISTORY
by Norton, Elizabeth (Historian), author.
942.05 NOR
"The Tudor period conjures up images of queens and noblewomen in elaborate court dress of palace intrigue and dramatic politics. But if you were a woman, it was also a time when death during childbirth was rife when marriage was usually a legal contract, not a matter for love, and the education you could hope to receive was minimal at best. Yet the Tudor century was also dominated by powerful and dynamic women in a way that no era had been before. Historian Elizabeth Norton explores the life cycle of the Tudor woman, from childhood to old age, through the diverging examples of women such as Elizabeth Tudor, Henry VIII's sister Cecily Burbage, Elizabeth's wet nurse Mary Howard, widowed but influential at court Elizabeth Boleyn, mother of a controversial queen and Elizabeth Barton, a peasant girl who would be lauded as a prophetess. Their stories are interwoven with studies of topics ranging from Tudor toys to contraception to witchcraft, painting a portrait of the lives of queens and serving maids, nuns and harlots, widows and chaperones. Norton brings this vibrant period to colorful life in an evocative and insightful social history."--Jacket flap.
THE HOPE OF LENT : DAILY REFLECTIONS FROM POPE FRANCIS
by Francis, Pope, 1936- author.
242.34 FRA
"If you're inspired by Pope Francis's message and his commitment to Gospel living, and looking for ways to make that part of your daily life during the season of Lent, 'The hope of Lent' can keep Pope Francis's heart- and mind-changing wisdom close at hand."--Back cover.
HOW TO BE EVERYTHING : A GUIDE FOR THOSE WHO (STILL) DON
How to Be Everything helps you channel your diverse passions and skills to work for you. Based on her popular TED talk, "Why some of us don't have one true calling", Emilie Wapnick flips the script on conventional career advice. Instead of suggesting that you specialize, choose a niche or accumulate 10,000 hours of practice in a single area, Wapnick provides a practical framework for building a sustainable life around ALL of your passions.
HTML5 IN EASY STEPS
by McGrath, Mike, 1956- author.
006.74 MCG
HTML5 in easy steps, 2nd edition has an easy-to-follow style that will appeal to anyone looking to create compelling web pages for the latest browsers. Ideal for programmers who need to quickly learn the latest HTML5 techniques, students learning website design at school or college, those seeking a career in web development who need a thorough understanding of HTML5, and the enthusiast eager to build the latest HTML5 features into their websites.
HUê 1968 : A TURNING POINT OF THE AMERICAN WAR IN VIETNAM
by Bowden, Mark, 1951- author.
959.7043 BOW
Interviews with participants from both sides of the conflict and materials from Vietnamese and American archives provide multiple points of view on each stage of the Battle of Hue.
THE HUE AND CRY AT OUR HOUSE : A YEAR REMEMBERED
by Taylor, Benjamin, 1952- author.
B TAYLOR
After John F. Kennedy's speech in front of the Hotel Texas in Fort Worth on November 22, 1963, he was greeted by, among others, an 11-year-old Benjamin Taylor and his mother waiting to shake his hand. Only a few hours later, Taylor's teacher called the class in from recess and, through tears, told them of the president's assassination. From there Taylor traces a path through the next twelve months, recalling the tumult as he saw everything he had once considered stable begin to grow more complex. Looking back on the love and tension within his family, the childhood friendships that lasted and those that didn't, his memories of summer camp and family trips, he reflects upon the outsized impact our larger American story had on his own.
HUNDREDS OF INTERLACED FINGERS : A KIDNEY DOCTOR
A young, hopeful doctor's memoir, an unforgettable love story and an informative journey into the world of medicine and kidney transplantation that ultimately asks: What does it mean to let go of something that you love, even if it is life itself? When Vanessa fell in love with Robert, she had no idea that the relationship would thoroughly transform her life. Robert suffered from end-stage kidney disease, which required him to endure years of debilitating dialysis to stay alive, at least until his failed organ could be replaced by a kidney transplant. Although Vanessa was a primary care doctor, she developed a deeper understanding of the difficulties Robert faced with dialysis and in finding a donor. Despite their being early in their relationship, she volunteered one of her own kidneys, and discovered that she was a match. This life-affirming experience forged a bond that would become a pillar of Vanessa and Robert's marriage, and the beginning of her new career. Motivated by Robert's experience and her newfound knowledge, Vanessa became a nephrologist, a kidney doctor, and discovered far more about the realities of the specialty. Shaped by Vanessa's remarkable experiences as a doctor, a woman of color, a mother, and a kidney donor, Hundreds of Interlaced Fingers is a love story, an expose, and a clarion call for us all to consider the dualities of both loving and letting go.
I NEED A LIFEGUARD EVERYWHERE BUT THE POOL
by Scottoline, Lisa, author.
818.5402 SCO
"Lisa and Francesca are back with another collection of warm and witty stories that will strike a chord with every woman. This seven book series is among the best reviewed humor books published today and has been compared to the late greats, Erma Bombeck and Nora Ephron"-- Provided by publisher.
I SCARE MYSELF : A MEMOIR
by Hicks, Dan, 1941-2016, author.
B HICKS
This vivid memoir of a man described as "one of America's greatest songwriters" by Elvis Costello, and a cat that was "fly, sly, wily, and dry" by Tom Waits. Dan Hicks had a front-row seat to the birth and death of counter culture -- San Francisco, 1966 -- it would affect both him and his music. I Scare Myself captures the highs and lows of a lifelong adventure in music. You'll get to see Hicks, memories of one of the changes the 60s brought, working with great musicians, plus, a foreward by Elivs Costello and afterword by producer Tommy LiPuma and annotations by his close friend Kristine McKenna. "I just started taking ingredients I liked and putting them together to see what came out," Hicks writes. What came out was an amazing blend of complex time signatures, unusual instrumentation, and intricate vocal harmonies that took him to the top of the 70s rock world but also into a downward spiral of drink and drug abuse. Hicks passed away in early 2016, but his music, and the stories he tells here, remain as fresh and irresistible as ever. I Scare Myself takes readers on a journey behind the music, and into the life and mind of the fantastic artist who created it.
I WAS TOLD TO COME ALONE : MY JOURNEY BEHIND THE LINES OF JIHAD
by Mekhennet, Souad, author.
363.325 MEK
"The "Washington Post" national security correspondent who broke the "Jihadi John" story draws on her personal experience as a multicultural woman with unique access to the world of jihad to share insights into the rise of Islamic radicalism and the gap between the Muslim world and the West."-- Provided by publisher.
INVESTING : ALL-IN-ONE
by Griswold, Robert, author.
332.6 GRI
Covering everything from stocks, bonds, mutual funds, real estate, and the latest in online investing, this hands-on resource lays out an arsenal of techniques for you to select the investment accounts that best suit your particular style, needs, and goals. Investing All-in-One For Dummies offers a succinct framework and expert advice to help readers make solid decisions and confidently invest in the marketplace.
IT
"Board games have been with us longer than even the written word. But what is it about this pastime that continues to captivate us well into the age of smartphones and instant gratification? In It's All a Game, British journalist and renowned games expert Tristan Donovan opens the box on the incredible and often surprising history and psychology of board games. He traces the evolution of the game across cultures, time periods, and continents, from the paranoid Chicago toy genius behind classics like Operation and Mouse Trap, to the role of Monopoly in helping prisoners of war escape the Nazis, and even the scientific use of board games today to teach artificial intelligence how to reason and how to win. With these compelling stories and characters, Donovan ultimately reveals why board games have captured hearts and minds all over the world for generations." -- Book flap.
IT
This inspiring anthology it the first to convey the noteworthy experiences and contributions of women in the American military in their own words-from the Revolutionary War to the present wars in the Middle East. Serving with the Union Army during the Civil War as a nurse, scout, spy, and soldier, Harriet Tubman tells what it was like to be the first American woman to lead a raid against an enemy, freeing some 750 slaves. Busting gender stereotypes, Inga Fredriksen Ferris's describes how it felt to be a woman marine during World War II. Heidi Squier Kraft recounts her experiences as a lieutenant commander in the navy, deployed to Iraq as a psychologist to provide mental health care in a combat zone. In excerpts from their diaries, letters, oral histories, military depositions and testimonies, as well as from published and unpublished memoirs-generations of women reveal why and how they chose to serve their country, often breaking with social norms and at great personal peril.
JANE AUSTEN AT HOME : A BIOGRAPHY
by Worsley, Lucy, author.
B AUSTEN
KITCHEN TABLE TAROT : PULL UP A CHAIR, SHUFFLE THE CARDS, AND LET
"Down-to-earth advice on all things tarot. Learn to read with your own voice and get the answers to all of your questions...[This book] was written as a guide for anyone looking for no-nonsense lessons with a warm, friendly, and knowledgeable teacher. Join Melissa as she shares straightforward guidance on decks, spreads, card meanings, and symbols. Filled with real-life examples and personal explanations of what it's like to read the cards, theis book tells it like it is and provides the information you need to read with confidence." -- Back cover.
THE LANGUAGE OF SQL
by Rockoff, Larry, author.
005.7565 ROC
Many SQL texts attempt to serve as an encyclopedic reference on SQL syntax -- an approach that is often counterproductive, because that information is readily available in online references published by the major database vendors. For SQL beginners, its more important for a book to focus on general concepts and to offer clear explanations and examples of what various SQL statements can accomplish. This is that book. A number of features make The Language of SQL unique among introductory SQL books. First, you will not be required to download software or sit with a computer as you read the text. The intent of this book is to provide examples of SQL usage that can be understood simply by reading. Second, topics are organized in an intuitive and logical sequence. SQL keywords are introduced one at a time, allowing you to grow your understanding as you encounter new terms and concepts. Finally, this book covers the syntax of three widely used databases. This is the only book you need to gain a quick working knowledge of SQL and relational databases. -- Provided by publisher.
LAW & DISORDER : THE CHAOTIC BIRTH OF THE NYPD
by Chadwick, Bruce, author.
363.2097 CHA
"Describes the lawlessness of New York in the mid-1800s where the riots, street gangs, prostitutes and gambling emporiums created such rampant violence, it ultimately led to the founding of the first professional police force in the city. "-- Provided by publisher.
LEAD YOURSELF FIRST : INSPIRING LEADERSHIP THROUGH SOLITUDE
by Kethledge, Raymond Michael, 1966- author.
658.4 KET
LEAP IN : A WOMAN, SOME WAVES, AND THE WILL TO SWIN
by Heminsley, Alexandra, 1976- author.
B HEMINSLEY
"At once inspiring, hilarious, and honest, the new book from Alexandra Heminsley chronicles her endeavor to tackle a whole new element, and the ensuing challenges and joys of open water swimming."-- Jacket flap.
LEARN BETTER : MASTERING THE SKILLS FOR SUCCESS IN LIFE, BUSINESS, AND SCHOOL, OR, HOW TO BECOME AN EXPERT IN JUST ABOUT ANYTHING
An education researcher maps out the new science of learning, showing how simple techniques like comprehension check-ins and making material personally relatable can help people gain expertise in dramatically better ways than simple rote memorization.
THE LEGEND OF ZELDA : ART & ARTIFACTS
"The Legend of Zelda: Art and Artifacts contains over four hundred pages of fully realized illustrations from the entire thirty-year history of The Legend of Zelda, including artwork from the upcoming The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild! Every masterwork is printed on high-quality paper in an oversized format so you can immerse yourself in the fine details of each piece. This book includes rare promotional pieces, game box art, instruction booklet illustrations, official character illustrations, sprite art, interviews with the artists, and much, much more! The Legend of Zelda: Art and Artifacts collects many of your favorite masterpieces from the storied franchise, as well as rare and never before seen content, presented in one handsome hardcover" -- from AMazon.
LETTERS TO A YOUNG FARMER : ON FOOD, FARMING, AND OUR FUTURE
by Stone Barns Center for Food and Agriculture.
630.973 STO
Letters to a Young Farmer is for everyone who appreciates good food grown with respect for?the earth, people, animals, and community. Three dozen esteemed writers, farmers, chefs, activists, and visionaries address the highs and lows of farming life, as well as larger questions of how our food is produced and consumed, in vivid and personal detail. Barbara Kingsolver speaks to the tribe of farmers, some born to it, many self-selected, with love, admiration, and regret. Dan Barber traces the rediscovery of lost grains and foodways. Michael Pollan bridges the chasm between agriculture and nature. Bill McKibben connects the early human quest for beer to the very modern challenge of farming in a rapidly changing climate. US representative Chellie Pingree probes the politics of being a young farmer today. Farmer Mas Masumoto passes on family secrets to his daughter, and not-soon-forgotten stories to us all. Letters to a Young Farmer is both a compelling history and a vital road map, a reckoning of how we eat and farm how the two can come together to build a more sustainable future and why now, more than ever before, we need farmers.
LINKEDIN PROFILE OPTIMIZATION FOR DUMMIES
by Serdula, Donna, author.
650.13 SER
The LinkedIn profile is a platform to shape how other see you and explain how you impact lives. This book will explain exactly what you need to know to optimize your profile according to your goals so you can collide with your desired opportunities. Discover how to identify your personal keywords, utilize endorsements, and optimize your experiences. You'll also create a compelling summary that grabs the attention of a potential partner, client, or employer.
THE LITTLE BOOK OF BIG HISTORY : THE STORY OF THE UNIVERSE, HUMAN CIVILIZATION, AND EVERYTHING IN BETWEEN
An endeavor to encapsulate the entire story of the cosmos breaks down the main themes of Big History, providing a highly informative and accessible narrative that shines a whole new light on science as we learned it and makes us think of our history, and our future, in a very different way.
THE LOCOMOTIVE OF WAR : MONEY, EMPIRE, POWER, AND GUILT
by Clarke, P. F., author.
940.311 CLA
"'War is the locomotive of history,' claimed Trotsky, a remark thought to acknowledge the opportunity the First World War offered the Bolsheviks to seize power in Russia 1917. And here Peter Clarke uses it on a broader canvas to explore how war, rather than socioeconomic forces or individuals, is the prime mover of history. Twentieth-century warfare, based on new technologies and mass armies, saw the locomotive power of war geared up to an unprecedented level, and through the unique prism of this vast tragedy Peter Clarke examines the most influential figures of the day: David Lloyd George who, without the strains of war, would never have become prime minister in 1916 Winston Churchill who, except for the war crisis of 1940, would have been unlikely to be recalled to office and John Maynard Keynes who, but for the same, would hardly have seen his own economic ideas and authority so suddenly accepted. Gladstone, Woodrow Wilson, Asquith, Roosevelt, they're all here in this highly sophisticated analysis of the lives, writings, decisions and pronouncements of the era's leaders. By following the trajectories of these influential lives Peter Clarke illuminates some of the crucial issues of the period: not only leadership and the projection of authority but also military strategy, war finance and the mobilisation of the nation's personnel and economic resources. The Locomotive of War is a fascinating examination of the interplay between key figures in the context of unprecedented all-out war of 1914 and 1939 and the broader dynamics of history in an extraordinary period"--Publisher's description.
LOST BRITISH FORTS OF LONG ISLAND
by Griffin, David M., author.
974.721 GRI
LOVE, AFRICA : A MEMOIR OF ROMANCE, WAR, AND SURVIVAL
by Gettleman, Jeffrey, 1971- author.
B GETTLEMAN
A seasoned war correspondent, Jeffrey Gettleman has covered every major conflict over the past twenty years, from Afghanistan to Iraq to the Congo. For the past decade, he has served as the East Africa bureau chief for the New York Times, fulfilling a teenage dream. At nineteen, Gettleman fell in love, twice. On a do-it-yourself community service trip in college, he went to East Africa--a terrifying, exciting, dreamlike part of the world in the throes of change that imprinted itself on his imagination and on his heart. Around that same time he also fell in love with a fellow Cornell student--the brightest, classiest, most principled woman he'd ever met. To say they were opposites was an understatement. She became a criminal lawyer in America he hungered to return to Africa. For the next decade he would be torn between these two abiding passions.
MACHINE, PLATFORM, CROWD : HARNESSING OUR DIGITAL FUTURE
by McAfee, Andrew, author.
303.4833 MCA
"We live in strange times. A machine plays the strategy game Go better than any human upstarts like Apple and Google destroy industry stalwarts such as Nokia ideas from the crowd are repeatedly more innovative than corporate research labs. MIT's Andrew McAfee and Erik Brynjolfsson know what it takes to master this digital-powered shift: we must rethink the integration of minds and machines, of products and platforms, and of the core and the crowd. In all three cases, the balance now favors the second element of the pair, with massive implications for how we run our companies and live our lives. In the tradition of agenda-setting classics like Clay Christensen's The Innovator's Dilemma, McAfee and Brynjolfsson deliver both a penetrating analysis of a new world and a toolkit for thriving in it. For startups and established businesses, or for anyone interested in what the future holds, Machine, Platform, Crowd is essential reading." -- from Amazon.
THE MAKING OF JANE AUSTEN
by Looser, Devoney, 1967- author.
823.7 AUSTEN
"Returning author Devoney Looser has written a study of Jane Austen's legacy in high and popular culture, looking at stage and film adaptations of her work, how Austen has been taught in classrooms, Austen's depiction in visual culture, and Austen's role in the women's suffragist movement. Looser draws on popular print and unpublished archival sources, amassing evidence from high, middlebrow, and popular culture, in order to craft a more capacious history of posthumous reception. The book is a detailed and revealing account of what Looser calls the "public dimension" of Jane Austen, who is a "manufactured creation." Looser has dug deep and come up with brand-new material on Austen, something that is very hard to do. This is the kind of material that Janeites and Austen scholars live for"-- Provided by publisher.
MICROSOFT WINDOWS 10 MADE EASY
by Stables, James, author.
005.446 STA
Windows 10 retains the new look and touch-friendly interface of Windows 8 but improves on it and brings back some favorite features. Perfect for the era of multiple devices, it can truly be used across desktops and laptops, tablets and smartphones.
MONEY, MURDER, AND DOMINICK DUNNE : A LIFE IN SEVERAL ACTS
Dominick Dunne seemed to live his entire adult life in the public eye, but in this biography Robert Hofler reveals a conflicted, enigmatic man who reinvented himself again and again. As a television and film producer in the 1950s-1970s, hobnobbing with Humphrey Bogart and Natalie Wood, he found success and crushing failure in a pitiless Hollywood. As a Vanity Fair journalist covering the lives of the rich and powerful, he mesmerized readers with his detailed coverage of spectacular murder cases, O.J. Simpson, the Menendez brothers, Michael Skakel, Phil Spector, and Claus von Bulow. He had his own television show, Dominick Dunne's Power, Privilege, and Justice. His five best-selling novels, including The Two Mrs. Grenvilles, People Like Us, and An Inconvenient Woman, were inspired by real lives and scandals. The brother of John Gregory Dunne and brother-in-law of Joan Didion, he was a friend and confidante of many literary luminaries. Dunne also had the ear of some of the world's most famous women, among them Princess Diana, Nancy Reagan, Liz Smith, Barbara Walters, and Elizabeth Taylor. Dunne admitted to inventing himself, and it was that public persona he wrote about in his own memoir, The Way We Lived Then. Left out of that account, but brought to light here, were his intense rivalry with his brother John Gregory, the gay affairs and relationships he had throughout his marriage and beyond, and his fights with editors at Vanity Fair. Robert Hofler also reveals the painful rift in the family after the murder of Dominick's daughter, Dominique, compounded by his coverage of her killer's trial, which launched his career as a reporter.
THE MONSTER MOVIES OF UNIVERSAL STUDIOS
by Neibaur, James L., 1958- author.
791.4361 NEI
MOVE FAST AND BREAK THINGS : HOW FACEBOOK, GOOGLE, AND AMAZON CORNERED CULTURE AND UNDERMINED DEMOCRACY
Move Fast and Break Things tells the story of how a small group of libertarian entrepreneurs began in the 1990s to hijack the original decentralized vision of the Internet, in the process creating three monopoly firms-Facebook, Amazon and Google-that now determine the future of the music, film, television, publishing and news industries. Taplin offers a succinct and powerful history of how online life began to be shaped around the values of the men who founded these companies, including Peter Thiel and Larry Page: tolerating piracy of books, music and film while at the same time promoting opaque business practices and subordinating privacy of individual users to create the surveillance marketing monoculture in which we now live. The stakes in this story go far beyond the livelihood of any one musician or journalist. As Taplin observes, the fact that more and more Americans receive their news, music and other forms of entertainment from a small group of companies poses a real threat to democracy. Move Fast and Break Things offers a vital, forward-thinking prescription for how artists can reclaim their audiences using knowledge of the past and a determination to work together. Using his own half century career as a music and film producer and early pioneer of streaming video online, Taplin offers new ways to think about the design of the World Wide Web and specifically the way we live with the firms that dominate it. -- From Amazon.
MY EUROPEAN FAMILY : THE FIRST 54,000 YEARS
by Bojs, Karin, author.
929.34 BOJ
Karin Bojs grew up in a small, broken family. At her mother's funeral she felt this more keenly than ever. As a science journalist, she was eager to learn more about herself, her family and the interconnectedness of society using DNA research. After all, we're all related. And in a sense, we are all family. - Back cover.
NASA SATURN V (APOLLO 4 TO APOLLO 17 & SKYLAB) OWNERS
"Few launch vehicles are as iconic and distinctive as NASA's behemoth rocket, the Saturn V, and none left such a lasting impression on those who watched it ascend. Developed with the specific brief to send humans to the Moon, it pushed rocketry to new scales. Its greatest triumph is that it achieved its goal repeatedly with an enviable record of mission success. Haynes' Saturn V Manual tells the story of this magnificent and hugely powerful machine. It explains how each of the vehicle's three stages worked Boeing's S-IC first stage with a power output as great as the UK's peak electricity consumption, North American Aviation's S-II troubled second stage, Douglas's workhorse S-IVB third stage with its instrument unit brain - as much a spacecraft as a rocket. From the decision to build it to the operation of its engines' valves and pumps, this lavishly illustrated and deeply informative book offers a deeper appreciation of the amazing Saturn V.
THE NETANYAHU YEARS
by Kaspit, Ben, author.
B NETANYAHU
"Benjamin Netanyahu is currently serving his fourth term in office as Prime Minister of Israel, the longest serving Prime Minister in the country's history. Now Israeli journalist Ben Caspit puts Netanyahu's life under a magnifying glass, focusing on hislast two terms in office. Caspit covers a wide swath of topics, including Netanyahu's policies, his political struggles, and his fight against the Iranian nuclear program, and zeroes in on Netanyahu's love/hate relationship with the American administration, America's Jews, and his alliances with American business magnates. A timely and important book, The Netanyahu Years is a primer for anyone looking to understand this world leader"-- Provided by publisher.
NETWORK SECURITY ASSESSMENT : KNOW YOUR NETWORK
by McNab, Chris (Chris R.), 1980- author.
005.8 MCN
THE NEW ALPHA : JOIN THE RISING MOVEMENT OF INFLUENCERS AND CHANGEMAKERS WHO ARE REDEFINING LEADERSHIP
"Offers [an] ... interactive program that is designed to help you find meaning and fulfillment in your life while increasing your competency as a leader. It provides a step-by-step, developmental framework for setting goals, building relationships, and using your power and influence to incite positive change"--Amazon.com.
THE NEW RULES OF WORK : THE MODERN PLAYBOOK FOR NAVIGATING YOUR CAREER
by Cavoulacos, Alexandra, author.
650.14 CAV
"The world of work has changed. Remember the days when, for the vast majority of people, a job was (at best) a means to a paycheck and (at worst) total drudgery? When you had to blindly scour the web for generic job postings? When picking a major meant picking a life-long career path? But career trajectories aren't scripted and linear anymore. Moreover, people don't discover and apply for jobs the same way, and employers don't find and evaluate applicants the same way either.
THE NEW SULTAN : ERDOGAN AND THE CRISIS OF MODERN TURKEY
by Cagaptay, Soner, author.
956.1 CAG
The spotlight will inevitably be on Erdogan - the powerful leader of the country - whose increasingly bizarre and authoritarian regime has increased tensions enormously both within and outside the country. His crackdown has been brutal and consistent - thousands of journalists arrested, academics officially banned from leaving the country, university deans fired and three quarters of highest ranking army officers arrested.In some senses, this coup has given Erdogan the license to make good on his repeated promise to bring order and stability under a 'strongman'. Here, leading Turkish expert Soner Cagaptay will look at where Erdogan comes from in Turkish history, what he believes in, how he has cemented his rule will assess the threats he faces - from the liberal youth to the Gulen movement, the army plotters and the Kurdish question.
NO B S  GUIDE TO POWERFUL PRESENTATIONS : THE ULTIMATE NO HOLDS BARRED PLAN TO SELL ANYTHING WITH WEBINARS, ONLINE MEDIA, SPEECHES, AND SEMINARS
"Millionaire maker Dan S. Kennedy has joined with speaking and presentation expert Dustin Matthews to help business owners, private practice professionals, and professional marketers start making dollars and cents of their speaking and online media presence. Kennedy and Matthews show readers how to harness the power of their personalities to sell their businesses in person, at events, and via online outlets like webinars, video, and online seminars"-- Provided by publisher.
NO DIG ORGANIC HOME & GARDEN : GROW, COOK, USE & STORE YOUR HARVEST
Covers topics such as where to grow and size of plot, transforming waste into compost, savings seeds, preventing and dealing with pests and diseases, storing produce after harvest, top vegetables for roots and leaves and for pods and fruits, growing and using herbs and growing and using edible flowers.
THE NO MEAT ATHLETE COOKBOOK : WHOLE FOOD, PLANT-BASED RECIPES TO FUEL YOUR WORKOUTS--AND THE REST OF YOUR LIFE
The founder of No Meat Athlete presents 125 plant-based recipes intended to create and sustain energy, including homemade sports drinks, desserts, and breakfasts, and provides gluten-free, soy-free, and oil-free options.
NONPROFIT KIT
by Hutton, Stan, author.
658.048 HUT
Offers advice on starting and running a nonprofit organization, including tips on recruiting paid and volunteer staff, raising money, and writing tax reports.
THE NOTORIOUS RENO GANG : THE WILD STORY OF THE WEST
The true story of the world's first robbery of a moving train, and the real origins of the Wild West. They were the first outlaws to rob a moving train. But from 1864 to 1868, the Reno brothers and their gang of counterfeiters, robbers, burglars, and safecrackers also held the town of Seymour, Indiana, hostage, making a large hotel near the train station their headquarters. When the gang robbed the Adams Express car of the Ohio & Mississippi Railroad on the outskirts of Seymour on October 6, 1866, it shocked the world, and made other burgeoning outlaws like Jesse James sit up and take notice. The extraordinary, and extra-legal, efforts to take them out defined the term "frontier justice." From the first report of the robbery, Allan Pinkerton's operatives were on the scene, followed by kidnappings, lynchings, and an extradition from Canada to Indiana that caused an international incident. In the end, ten members of the Reno Gang were hanged, including three of the Reno brothers. And no one was ever charged with the murders. The Notorious Reno Gang tells the complete story for the first time, revealing how these gangsters, Pinkerton's National Detective Agency, and the little city of Seymour ushered in the Wild West.
ONCE UPON A TIME IN SHAOLIN : THE UNTOLD STORY OF WU-TANG CLAN
"The untold story of the world's most controversial album--a surreal tale of secret recordings, baffled customs agents, the world's most hallowed art institutions, and a villain of comic book proportions. In 2007, the innovative young Wu-Tang producer, Cilvaringz, took an incendiary idea to his mentor the RZA. They felt the impact of digitization threatened the sustainability of the record industry and independent artists, while shifting the perception of music from treasured works of art to disposable consumer products. Together they conceived a statement so radical that it wold unleash a torrent of global debate--a sole copy of an album in physical form, encased in gleaming silver and sold through an auction house for millions as a work of contemporary art. The execution of this plan raised a number of complex questions: Would selling an album for millions be the ultimate betrayal of music? How would fans react to an album sold on the condition that it could not be commercialized? And could anyone ever justify the selling of the album to the infamous Martin Shkreli? As headlines flashed across the globe, the mystery only deepened. Opinions were sharply divided over whether this was high art or hucksterism--quixotic idealism or a cynical cash grab. Was it a noble act of protest, an act of cultural vandalism, an obscene symbol of greed, a subversive masterpiece, a profound mirror of our time, or a joker on capitalism's card table?" -- Jacket.
ONE HOT SUMMER: DICKENS, DARWIN, DISRAELI, AND THE GREAT STINK OF 1858
by Ashton, Rosemary, 1947- author.
942.1081 ASH
"A unique, in-depth view of Victorian London during the record-breaking summer of 1858, when residents both famous and now-forgotten endured "The Great Stink" together". (provided by the publisher)
ONE MISSION : HOW LEADERS BUILD A TEAM OF TEAMS
by Fussell, Chris, author.
658.4022 FUS
OPEN HEART : A CARDIAC SURGEON
"A veteran Oxford heart surgeon imparts the hard-won lessons of a life lived on the brink, sharing the stories of remarkable cases from his career while revealing why heart procedures have never become routine." -- Provided by publisher.
PANTSUIT NATION
320.51 PAN
PATIENT H69 : THE STORY OF MY SECOND SIGHT
by Potter, Vanessa, author.
617.712 POT
"In 2012, Vanessa Potter, a married advertising film producer with two young children, was stricken by Neuromyelitis Optica Spectrum Disorder (NMOSD), a rare illness that resulted in sudden blindness and paralysis. She was hospitalized for two weeks. Over the next five months at home, she regained mobility but recovering her sight was more problematic. At first what she saw was monochromatic. As color reappeared, she encountered synesthesia (experiencing odd responses to stimuli, such as hearing inanimate objects talk to her). While a multidisciplinary team of neurobiologists, psychologists, immunologists, and developmental biologists treated her, she blogged and kept audio-diaries, using the pen-name Patient H69. In her own words, Potter reveals the terror and torment of her blindness. Supported by neuroscientists and Britain's National Health Service, Potter became a science sleuth, uncovering some of the innermost functions of the brain and our complex visual system, while learning meditation and self-hypnosis to help herself endure the ordeal and make a miraculous recovery."--Publisher's website.
PATRICK HENRY : CHAMPION OF LIBERTY
by Kukla, Jon, 1948- author.
B HENRY
"An authoritative biography of founding father Patrick Henry that restores him to his important place in our history and explains the formative influence on his thought and character of Virginia, where he lived all his life."-- Provided by publisher.
PHOTOSHOP ELEMENTS 15 : TIPS, TRICKS & SHORTCUTS IN EASY STEPS : FOR WINDOWS AND MAC
A guide to the latest version of Adobe Photoshop Elements covers such topics as organizing images, color enhancements, refining selections, layering images, adding shapes, and creating PDF files.
THE PRIDE OF THE YANKEES : LOU GEHRIG, GARY COOPER, AND THE MAKING OF A CLASSIC
The New York times award-winning sports columnist shares the behind-the-scenes story of how the classic film "Pride of the Yankees" came to be created.
PRIESTDADDY
by Lockwood, Patricia, author.
B LOCKWOOD
Father Greg Lockwood is unlike any Catholic priest you have ever met, a man who lounges in boxer shorts, loves action movies, and whose constant jamming on the guitar reverberates "like a whole band dying in a plane crash in 1972." His daughter is an irreverent poet who long ago left the Church's country. When an unexpected crisis leads her and her husband to move back into her parents' rectory, their two worlds collide. In Priestdaddy, Lockwood interweaves emblematic moments from her childhood and adolescence, from an ill-fated family hunting trip and an abortion clinic sit-in where her father was arrested to her involvement in a cultlike Catholic youth group, with scenes that chronicle the eight-month adventure she and her husband had in her parents' household after a decade of living on their own. Lockwood details her education of a seminarian who is also living at the rectory, tries to explain Catholicism to her husband, who is mystified by its bloodthirstiness and arcane laws, and encounters a mysterious substance on a hotel bed with her mother. Lockwood pivots from the raunchy to the sublime, from the comic to the deeply serious, exploring issues of belief, belonging, and personhood. Priestdaddy is an entertaining, unforgettable portrait of a deeply odd religious upbringing, and how one balances a hard-won identity with the weight of family and tradition.
PRIVACY : WHAT EVERYONE NEEDS TO KNOW
by Francis, Leslie, 1946- author.
323.448 FRA
PUTIN : HIS DOWNFALL AND RUSSIA
by Lourie, Richard, 1940- author.
B PUTIN
"For reasons that are made clear in this book, Putin's Russia will collapse just as Imperial Russia did in 1917 and as Soviet Russia did in 1991. The only questions are when, how violently, and with how much peril for the world. The U.S. election complicates everything, including: Putin's next land grab Exploitations of the Arctic Cyber-espionage Putin and China... and many more crucial topics. An essential read for everybody bewildered and dismayed by the new world order"-- Provided by publisher.
QUEEN OF BEBOP : THE MUSICAL LIVES OF SARAH VAUGHAN
by Hayes, Elaine M., author.
B VAUGHAN
An account of the life of the influential jazz singer and civil rights advocate shares insights into her contributions as an African-American artist, drawing on inside sources to discuss her creative process and challenge misperceptions about her character.
QUICKEN 2017 : THE OFFICIAL GUIDE
by Sandberg, Bobbi, author.
005.36 SAN
"Fully authorized by Intuit, this practical volume has been revised to cover the latest release of the #1 bestselling personal finance software. You will learn how to manage finances, save money, and find current balances, even via mobile devices. The book provides professional advice that will help you reduce debt, stay on budget, save money, and plan for a secure financial future." -- Provided by publisher.
RADICALS CHASING UTOPIA : INSIDE THE ROGUE MOVEMENTS TRYING TO CHANGE THE WORLD
In Radicals Chasing Utopia, Jamie Bartlett, one of the world's leading thinkers on radical politics and technology, takes readers inside the strange and exciting worlds of the innovators, disrupters, idealists, and extremists who think we can do better-and believe they know how. Bartlett introduces us to some of the most influential movements today: techno-futurists questing for immortality, far-right groups seeking to close borders, militant environmentalists striving to save the planet by any means necessary, and psychedelic pioneers attempting to heal society with the help of powerful hallucinogens. -- amazon.com
READING WITH PATRICK : A TEACHER, A STUDENT, AND A LIFE-CHANGING FRIENDSHIP
Michelle Kuo arrived in the rural town of Helena, Arkansas, as a Teach for America volunteer in 2004, bursting with optimism and drive. But she soon encountered the jarring realities of life in one of the poorest counties in America. In this unforgettable memoir, Michelle shares the story of her complicated but rewarding mentorship of one student, Patrick Browning, and his remarkable literary and political awakening. Fifteen and in the eighth grade, Patrick begins to thrive under Michelle's exacting attention. However, after two years of teaching, Michelle leaves Arkansas to attend law school. When, on graduating, she learns that Patrick has been jailed for murder, Michelle returns to Helena and resumes Patrick's education as he sits in jail awaiting trial. For the next seven months they pour over classic novels, poems, and history, and Patrick is galvanized by the works of Frederick Douglass, James Baldwin, Marilynne Robinson, W. S. Merwin, and many others. Reading with Patrick is an inspirational story of friendship, a coming-of-age story for both a young teacher and student, a resonant meditation on race and justice, and a love letter to literature and its power to bind us together.
REAL ARTISTS DON
For centuries, the myth of the starving artist has dominated our culture, seeping into the minds of creative people and stifling their pursuits. But the truth is that the world's most successful artists did not starve. In fact, they capitalized on the power of their creative strength. In Real Artists Don't Starve, Jeff Goins debunks the myth of the starving artist by unveiling the ideas that created it and replacing them with timeless strategies for thriving. Expanding upon the groundbreaking work in his previous bestseller The Art of Work, Goins explores the tension every creative person and organization faces in an effort to blend the inspired life with a practical path to success. Being creative isn't a disadvantage for success rather, it is a powerful tool to be harnessed. -- adapted from Amazon description.
REAL ESTATE LICENSE EXAMS FOR DUMMIES
by Yoegel, John A., author.
333.33 YOE
In order to become a licensed real estate agent, you must pass your state's real estate licensing exam, and with this hands-on guide, you'll get everything you need to succeed. Inside, you'll find the latest and most up-to-date information on contracts, deeds, appraisals, leasing, and mortgage types, plus four full-length practice tests to help prepare you for test day. Before you know it, you'll have all the knowledge you need to pass the exam and join the ranks as a professional real estate agent. Every year, thousands of Americans make the leap to an exciting, rewarding new career in real estate. If you want to get the best possible score, Real Estate License Exams For Dummies will help you pass with flying colors, and get your new career off to a great start! Includes four sample tests with detailed answer explanations and walk-throughs, covers real estate laws for all 50 states, provides proven test-taking strategies and study techniques, offers a glossary of real estate terms. -- From Amazon.
REDISCOVERING AMERICANISM : AND THE TYRANNY OF PROGRESSIVISM
by Levin, Mark R. (Mark Reed), 1957- author.
320.52 LEV
The conservative talk-radio host and president of the Landmark Legal Foundation shares a new collection of critical insights and political recommendations in the same vein of his other books, Ameritopia and The Liberty Amendments.
RESILIENT GRIEVING : FINDING STRENGTH AND EMBRACING LIFE AFTER A LOSS THAT CHANGES EVERYTHING
"The death of someone we hold dear may be inevitable being paralyzed by our grief is not. A growing body of research has revealed our capacity for resilient grieving, our innate ability to respond to traumatic loss by finding ways to grow, by becoming more engaged with our lives, and discovering new, profound meaning. Author and resilience/well-being expert Lucy Hone, a pioneer in fusing positive psychology and bereavement research, was faced with her own inescapable sorrow when, in 2014, her 12-year-old daughter was killed in a car accident. By following the strategies of resilient grieving, she found a proactive way to move through her grief, and, over time, embrace life again. Resilient Grieving offers an empowering alternative to the five-stage Kubler-Ross model of grief, and makes clear our inherent capacity for growth following the trauma of a loss that changes everything." -- Provided by publisher.
RUNNIN
"The manager who shepherded Van Halen from obscurity to rock stardom goes behind the scenes to tell the complete, unadulterated story of David Lee Roth, Eddie Van Halen, and the legendary band that changed rock music." -- From Amazon.
THE RUSSIAN REVOLUTION : A NEW HISTORY
by McMeekin, Sean, 1974- author.
947.083 MCM
"In The Russian Revolution, historian Sean McMeekin traces the origins and events of the Russian Revolution, which ended Romanov rule, ushered the Bolsheviks into power, and changed the course of world history. Between 1900 and 1920, Russia underwent a complete and irreversible transformation: by the end of these two decades, a new regime was in place, the economy had collapsed, and over 20 million Russians had died during the revolution and what followed. Still, Bolshevik power remained intact due to a remarkable combination of military prowess, violent terror tactics, and the failures of their opposition. And as McMeekin shows, Russia's revolutionaries were aided at nearly every step by countries like Germany and Sweden who sought to benefit-politically and economically-from the chaotic changes overtaking the country. The first comprehensive history of these momentous events in a decade, The Russian Revolution combines cutting-edge scholarship and a fast-paced narrative to shed new light on a great turning point of the twentieth century"-- Book flap.
THE SALT FIX : WHY THE EXPERTS GOT IT ALL WRONG--AND HOW EATING MORE MIGHT SAVE YOUR LIFE
"A respected cardiovascular research scientist challenges popular misconceptions about low-sodium diets to reveal the health dangers of having too little dietary salt, sharing additional insights into how salt can help improve sports performance, fight sugar cravings and stave off common illnesses."-- Provided by publisher.
SAMSUNG GALAXY S8 FOR DUMMIES
by Hughes, Bill, 1960- author.
004.1675 HUG
SCANDINAVIANS : IN SEARCH OF THE SOUL OF THE NORTH
by Ferguson, Robert, 1948- author.
948 FER
A journey of discovery though two millennia of Scandinavia's history, culture and society, "told with deep knowledge and an intoxicating passion" (BBC). -- Scandinavians is also a personal investigation, with award-winning author Robert Ferguson as the ideal companion as he explores wide-ranging topics such as the power and mystique of Scandinavian women, from the Valkyries to the Vikings from Nora and Hedda to Garbo and Bergman. This digressive technique is familiar from the writings of W.G. Sebald, and in Ferguson's hands it is deployed with particular felicity, accessibility, and deftness, richly illuminating our understanding of modern Scandinavia, its society, politics, culture, and temperament.
SCOTT STANDARD POSTAGE STAMP CATALOGUE
Presents a six-volume catalogue showing postage stamps from the United States, the United Nations, and the other countries of the world and their current values.
THE SECRET HISTORY OF JANE EYRE : HOW CHARLOTTE BRONTË WROTE HER MASTERPIECE
Why did Charlotte Bronte go to such great lengths on the publication of her acclaimed, best-selling novel, Jane Eyre, to conceal its authorship from her family, close friends, and the press? In The Secret History of Jane Eyre, John Pfordresher tells the enthralling story of Bronte's compulsion to write her masterpiece and why she then turned around and vehemently disavowed it.
SECULAR BUDDHISM : IMAGINING THE DHARMA IN AN UNCERTAIN WORLD
by Batchelor, Stephen, author.
294.3 BAT
As the practice of mindfulness permeates mainstream Western culture, more and more people are engaging in a traditional form of Buddhist meditation. However, many of these people have little interest in the religious aspects of Buddhism, and the practice occurs within secular contexts such as hospitals, schools, and the workplace. Is it possible to recover from the Buddhist teachings a vision of human flourishing that is secular rather than religious without compromising the integrity of the tradition? Is there an ethical framework that can underpin and contextualize these practices in a rapidly changing world? In this collected volume of Stephen Batchelor's writings on these themes, he explores the complex implications of Buddhism's secularization. Ranging widely-from reincarnation, religious belief, and agnosticism to the role of the arts in Buddhist practice-he offers a detailed picture of contemporary Buddhism and its attempt to find a voice in the modern world.
SELF-REG : HOW TO HELP YOUR CHILD (AND YOU) BREAK THE STRESS CYCLE AND SUCCESSFULLY ENGAGE WITH LIFE
"From internationally celebrated psychologist Stuart Shanker, a revolutionary new understanding of stress as the key that unlocks kids'--and parents'--most troubling behaviour. There is no such thing as a bad kid. According to world-renowned psychologist Stuart Shanker, even the most frustrating, annoying or troubling behaviour has an explanation. That means there is a way to make things better. Shanker's research has shown that for every child and every adult the ability to thrive--to complete tasks, form friendships, learn, and even love--depends on being able to self-regulate. In the past twenty years neurological research has been showing us a lot about brain states, and what is clear now is that the ability to self-regulate your response to stress is central to all of them. There are dramatic consequences to looking at a child's behaviour through the lens of self-regulation. Above all it discards the knee-jerk reaction that a child who is having trouble paying attention, controlling his impulses, or who gives up easily on a difficult task, is somehow weak or lacks self-discipline or is not making a great enough effort to apply himself. According to Shanker, the ability to self-regulate is limited, though. Like a tank of gas, it eventually dwindles, leaving a kid--or an adult--simply unable to control his or her impulses. That is, misbehaving kids aren't choosing to be difficult. They literally can't help themselves. And what draws down our reserves of self-reg? Stress. Stress of all kinds, from social anxiety to an uncomfortable chair. Control the stress, and the kid can control himself."
SO MUCH THINGS TO SAY : THE ORAL HISTORY OF BOB MARLEY
by Steffens, Roger, author, photographer.
B MARLEY
A revelatory, myth-shattering history of one of the most influential musicians of all time, told in the words of those who knew him best.
SO YOU THINK YOU KNOW ROCK AND ROLL? : AN IN-DEPTH Q&A TOUR OF THE REVOLUTIONARY DECADE 1965-1975
Rolling Stone magazine recently released its list of the 100 greatest albums in rock music history, a period spanning more than fifty years. Nearly 60 percent of those albums were released in the decade from 1965 to 1975, the golden age of classic rock. This book is a wide-ranging portrait of that transformative and remarkable time, from the dawn of the singer-songwriter era to days before disco. This book is presented in a question-and-answer format, but it is hardly a "trivia" book. It covers such diverse topics as censorship, chart phenomena, album covers, rock groupies, manufactured bands, one-hit wonders, rock festivals, supergroups, novelty songs, and the Beatles. All of the major figures of the '60s and '70s are here: Cream, CCR, Jimi Hendrix, Joni Mitchell, Simon and Garfunkel, the Who, the Rolling Stones, Led Zeppelin, Bruce Springsteen, Queen, Neil Young, the Eagles, the Allman Brothers, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Stevie Wonder, Elton John, Linda Ronstadt, Pink Floyd, Billy Joel, Marvin Gaye, David Bowie, James Taylor, Carole King, Aretha Franklin, Lou Reed, Carly Simon, Laura Nyro, and many others. Exhaustively researched, So You Think You Know Rock and Roll? is filled with "I never knew that!" moments on every page.
SO YOU WANT TO BE A COP : WHAT EVERYONE SHOULD KNOW BEFORE ENTERING A LAW ENFORCEMENT CAREER?
Many children, from the time they are old enough to be attracted to a siren and flashing lights, dream their whole lives of becoming a police officer. As a retired police officer, herself, Alley Evola looks at the daily ins and outs of the job of a police officer. From recruitment, life at the academy, patrol and eventually promotion, she provides a helpful understanding of what you can really expect. She also looks at the current issues, including race and gender, and how these have shaped certain expectations from the public that a police officer needs to be prepared for when working in this field. When you're young and dreaming you don't think about the process it will take to become a police officer. And it's also not evident until after the police academy the many challenges and issues you will face in the field. So You Want to Be a Cop is for everyone who secretly wishes they were a police officer, or is pursuing their dream in hopes of transforming it into reality.
SOMETIMES AMAZING THINGS HAPPEN : HEARTBREAK AND HOPE ON THE BELLEVUE HOSPITAL PSYCHIATRIC PRISON WARD
The chief of psychiatry for Correctional Health Services in New York City presents a memoir of her work inside Bellevue Hospital's forensic psychiatry unit to share insights into the cases, colleagues, and system that have shaped her views about survival and humanity.
STING-RAY AFTERNOONS : A MEMOIR
by Rushin, Steve.
B RUSHIN
A bittersweet memoir of the author's 1970s childhood nostalgically shares observations of his family life as it was shaped by influences ranging from the Steve Miller Band and Saturday morning cartoons to Bic pens and Schwinn Sting-Ray bikes.
STRANGE CONTAGION : INSIDE THE SURPRISING SCIENCE OF INFECTIOUS BEHAVIORS AND VIRAL EMOTIONS AND WHAT THEY TELL US ABOUT OURSELVES
In 2009, tragedy struck the town of Palo Alto: A student from the local high school had died by suicide by stepping in front of an oncoming train. Grief-stricken, the community mourned what they thought was an isolated loss. Until, a few weeks later, it happened again. And again. And again. In six months, the high school lost five students to suicide at those train tracks. A recent transplant to the community and a new father himself, Lee Daniel Kravetz's experience as a science journalist kicked in: what was causing this tragedy? More important, how was it possible that a suicide cluster could develop in a community of concerned, aware, hyper-vigilant adults? The answer? Social contagion.
THE STRANGE DEATH OF EUROPE : IMMIGRATION, IDENTITY, ISLAM
by Murray, Douglas, 1979- author.
940.56 MUR
'The Strange Death of Europe is a highly personal account of a continent and culture caught in the act of suicide. Declining birth rates, mass immigration, and cultivated self-distrust and self-hatred have come together to make Europeans unable to argue for themselves and incapable of resisting their own comprehensive alteration as a society and an eventual end. This is not just an analysis of demographic and political realities, it is also an eyewitness account of a continent in self-destruct mode. It includes accounts based on travels across the entire continent, from the places where migrants land to the places they end up, from the people who pretend they want them to the places which cannot accept them. Murray takes a step back at each stage and looks at the bigger and deeper issues which lie behind a continent's possible demise, from an atmosphere of mass terror attacks to the steady erosion of our freedoms. The book addresses the disappointing failure of multiculturalism, Angela Merkel's U-turn on migration, the lack of repatriation, and the Western fixation on guilt. Murray travels to Berlin, Paris, Scandinavia, Lampedusa, and Greece to uncover the malaise at the very heart of the European culture, and to hear the stories of those who have arrived in Europe from far away. This sharp and incisive book ends up with two visions for a new Europe--one hopeful, one pessimistic--which paint a picture of Europe in crisis and offer a choice as to what, if anything, we can do next. But perhaps Spengler was right: "civilizations like humans are born, briefly flourish, decay, and die." -- Amazon.
STREET WARRIOR : THE TRUE STORY OF THE NYPD
A memoir by the NYPD's most decorated police detective explores the career achievements that made him a precinct legend, offering insights into how the city and its police work have changed throughout the past half century.
SURVIVING BERLIN : AN ORAL HISTORY
by von der Heyden, Karl M., author.
943.086 HEY
Surviving Berlin is a rare first-hand account of the tumultuous Nazi and post-war years in Germany, and one man's poignant journey to finding the unvarnished truth. In the most improbable place--the archives of a southern American university, twenty-one-year-old Karl von der Heyden discovered the answer to a question that had plagued him as he came of age in his native Germany: What had his parents known--how much could they have known--about the atrocities that the Nazis had committed?
SUSTAINABILITY MADE SIMPLE : SMALL CHANGES FOR BIG IMPACT
by Byrd, Rosaly, 1988- author.
338.927 BYR
Sustainability Made Simple explores the relationship between everyday life and the intricate global environmental issues of today, illustrating how small changes in daily routines and mentalities can add up to a big impact.
THE SWAMP : WASHINGTON
The cohost of Fox News' "The Five" chronicles various stories of political scandal in Washington, DC, and ends by offering recommendations on how President Trump can rid America's capital of political corruption.
SWEET SPOT : AN ICE CREAM BINGE ACROSS AMERICA
by Ettinger, Amy, author.
641.862 ETT
"A journalist channels her ice-cream obsession, scouring the United States for the best artisanal brands and delving into the surprising history of ice cream and frozen treats in America. For Amy Ettinger, ice cream is not just a delicious snack but a circumstance and a time of year--frozen forever in memory. As the youngest child and only girl, ice cream embodied unstructured summers, freedom from the tyranny of her classmates, and a comforting escape from her chaotic, demanding family. Now as an adult and journalist, her love of ice cream has led to a fascinating journey to understand ice cream's evolution and enduring power, complete with insight into the surprising history behind America's early obsession with ice cream and her experience in an immersive ice-cream boot camp to learn from the masters. From a visit to the one place in the United States that makes real frozen custard in a mammoth machine known as the Iron Lung, to the vicious competition among small ice-cream makers and the turf wars among ice-cream trucks, to extreme flavors like foie gras and oyster, Ettinger encounters larger-than-life characters and uncovers what's really behind America's favorite frozen treats. Sweet Spot is a fun and spirited exploration of a treat Americans can't get enough of--one that transports us back to our childhoods and will have you walking to the nearest shop for a cone"-- Provided by publisher.
THIS IS WHAT A LIBRARIAN LOOKS LIKE : A CELEBRATION OF LIBRARIES, COMMUNITIES, AND ACCESS TO INFORMATION
A tribute in text and photos to librarians and libraries in all fifty states describes the diverse backgrounds and motivations of today's librarians and includes original essays by such contributors as Neil Gaiman, George R.R. Martin, and Paula Poundstone.
THUNDER IN THE MOUNTAINS : CHIEF JOSEPH, OLIVER OTIS HOWARD, AND THE NEZ PERCE WAR
"Chronicles the epic clash between General Oliver Otis Howard, who took on a mission in the Pacific Northwest to force Native Americans onto reservations, and the Nez Percae leader Chief Joseph, who refused to leave his ancestral land." -- Provided by publisher.
TO THE NEW OWNERS : A MARTHA
by Blais, Madeleine, author.
B BLAIS
"In the 1970s, Madeleine Blais' in-laws purchased a vacation house on Martha's Vineyard for the exorbitant sum of $80,000. 2.2 miles down a poorly marked, one lane dirt road, the house was better termed a shack--it had no electricity, no modern plumbing, the roof leaked, and mice had invaded the walls. It was perfect. Sitting on Tisbury Great Pond--well-stocked with oysters and crab for foraged dinners--the house faced the ocean and the sky, and though it was eventually replaced by a sturdier structure, the ethos remained the same: no heat, no TV, and no telephone. Instead, there were countless hours at the beach, meals cooked and savored with friends, nights talking under the stars, until at last, the house was sold in 2014. To the New Owners is Madeleine Blais' charming, evocative memoir of this house, and of the Vineyard itself--from the history of the island and its famous visitors to the ferry, the pie shops, the quirky charms and customs, and the abundant natural beauty. But more than that, this is an elegy for a special place. Many of us have one place that anchors our most powerful memories. For Blais, it was the Vineyard house--a retreat and a dependable pleasure that also measured changes in her family. As children were born and grew up, as loved ones aged and passed away, the house was a constant. And now, the house lives on in the hearts of those who cherished it"-- Provided by publisher.
TOSCANINI : MUSICIAN OF CONSCIENCE
by Sachs, Harvey, 1946- author.
B TOSCANINI
It may be difficult to imagine today, but Arturo Toscanini, recognized widely as the most celebrated conductor of the twentieth century, was once one of the most famous people in the world. Like Einstein in science or Picasso in art, Toscanini (1867-1957) transcended his own field, becoming a figure of such renown that it was often impossible not to see some mention of the maestro in the daily headlines.
UNDERSTANDING TRUMP
by Gingrich, Newt, author.
973.933 GIN
"A former Speaker of the House and Fox News contributor explains why Donald Trump is different from previous presidents and offers advice to the newest commander-in-chief." -- Provided by publisher.
THE UNWOMANLY FACE OF WAR : AN ORAL HISTORY OF WOMEN IN WORLD WAR II
by Aleksievich, Svetlana, 1948- author.
940.5347 ALE
"Bringing together dozens of voices in her distinctive style, War's Unwomanly Face is Svetlana Alexievich's collection of stories of women's experiences in World War II, both on the front lines, on the home front, and in occupied territories. This is a new, distinct version of the war we're so familiar with. Alexievich gives voice to women whose stories are lost in the official narratives, creating a powerful alternative history from the personal and private stories of individuals. Collectively, these women's voices provide a kaleidoscopic portrait of the human side of the war. When the Swedish Academy awarded Svetlana Alexievich the Nobel Prize in Literature, they praised her "polyphonic writings, a monument to suffering and courage in our time," and cited her for inventing "a new kind of literary genre." Sara Danius, the permanent secretary of the Swedish Academy, added that her work comprises "a history of emotions -- a history of the soul."--Provided by publisher.
VANISHING NEW YORK : HOW A GREAT CITY LOST ITS SOUL
by Moss, Jeremiah, author.
974.71 MOS
The writer behind the popular blog, "Vanishing New York," discusses the unwelcome shift to gentrification taking root around Manhattan and provides a sad tour through beloved neighborhoods that have lost their treasured and unofficial landmarks.
VICE CAPADES : SEX, DRUGS, AND BOWLING FROM THE PILGRIMS TO THE PRESENT
"From outlawing bowling in colonial America to regulating violent video games and synthetic drugs today, Mark Stein's Vice Capades examines the nation's relationship with the actions, attitudes, and antics that have defined morality. This humorous and quirky history reveals that our views of vice are formed not merely by morals but by power. While laws against nude dancing have become less restrictive, laws restricting sexual harassment have been enacted. While marijuana is no longer illegal everywhere, restrictive laws have been enacted against cigarettes. Stein examines this nation's inconsistent moral compass and how the powers-that-be in each era determine what is or is not deemed a vice. From the Puritans who founded Massachusetts with unyielding, biblically based laws to those modern purveyors of morality who currently campaign against video game violence, Vice Capades looks at the American history we all know from a fresh and exciting perspective and shows how vice has shaped our nation, sometimes without us even knowing it"-- Provided by publisher.;"From the founding of Plymouth Colony to the present day, "Vice Capades" looks at our relationship with the actions, attitudes, and antics that have separated morality from depravity"-- Provided by publisher.
WARNER BROS : THE MAKING OF AN AMERICAN MOVIE STUDIO
by Thomson, David, 1941- author.
791.43 THO
"Behind the scenes at the legendary Warner Brothers film studio, where four immigrant brothers transformed themselves into the moguls and masters of American fantasy Warner Bros charts the rise of an unpromising film studio from its shaky beginnings in the early twentieth century through its ascent to the pinnacle of Hollywood influence and popularity. The Warner Brothers-Harry, Albert, Sam, and Jack-arrived in America as unschooled Jewish immigrants, yet they founded a studio that became the smartest, toughest, and most radical in all of Hollywood". (Provided by publisher)
THE WAY WE DIE NOW : THE VIEW FROM MEDICINE
by O'Mahony, Seamus, author.
306.9 OMA
An insightful report on how the western world addresses death and dying examines how innumerable people currently die in hospitals, often unaware that their time has come and subjected to invasive and unhelpful last-minute interventions, in a call-to-action that urges for a return to practices that enable compassionate and positive death experiences.
WHAT SHE ATE : SIX REMARKABLE WOMEN AND THE FOOD THAT TELLS THEIR STORIES
"A beloved culinary historian's short takes on six famous women through the lens of food and cooking--what they ate and how their attitudes toward food offer surprising new insights into their lives. Everyone eats, and food touches on every aspect of our lives--social and cultural, personal and political. Yet most biographers pay little attention to people's attitudes toward food, as if the great and notable never bothered to think about what was on the plate in front of them. Once we ask how somebody relates to food, we find a whole world of different and provocative ways to understand her. Food stories can be as intimate and revealing as stories of love, work, or coming-of-age. Each of the six women in this entertaining group portrait was famous in hertime, and most are still famous in ours but until now, nobody has told their lives from the point of view of the kitchen and the table. It's a lively and unpredictable array of women what they have in common with one another (and us) is a powerful relationship with food. They include Dorothy Wordsworth, whose food story transforms our picture of the life she shared with her famous poet brother Rosa Lewis, the Edwardian-era Cockney caterer who cooked her way up the social ladder Eleanor Roosevelt, First Lady and rigorous protector of the worst cook in White House history Eva Braun, Hitler's mistress, who challenges our warm associations of food, family, and table Barbara Pym, whose witty books upend a host of stereotypes about postwar British cuisine and Helen Gurley Brown, the editor of Cosmopolitan, whose commitment to "having it all" meant having almost nothing on the plate except a supersized portion of diet gelatin"-- Provided by publisher.
WHAT THE HEALTH
by Wong, Eunice, author.
306.4613 WON
WHO I AM
by Rampling, Charlotte, 1946- author.
B RAMPLING
WHY THE RICH ARE GETTING RICHER : WHAT IS FINANCIAL EDUCATION    REALLY?
by Kiyosaki, Robert T., 1947-, author.
332.024 KIY
"It's Robert Kiyosaki's position that "It is our educational system that causes the gap between the rich and everyone else." He laid the foundation for many of his messages in the international best-seller Rich Dad Poor Dad, the #1 Personal Finance book of all time, and in Why the Rich Are Getting Richer, he makes his case"-- Provided by publisher.
WHY? : WHAT MAKES US CURIOUS
by Livio, Mario, 1945- author.
153.3 LIV
Explores the science behind curiosity to evaluate its role in human creativity, ambition, and culture, drawing on interviews with scientists and students while examining the lives of prominent intellectuals to identify how curiosity manifests in the brain.
THE WOMEN WHO FLEW FOR HITLER : A TRUE STORY OF SOARING AMBITION AND SEARING RIVALRY
"Despite Hitler's dictates on women's place being in the home, two fiercely defiant female pilots were awarded the Iron Cross during the Second World War. Other than this unique distinction and a passion for flying that bordered on addiction, these women could not have been less alike. One was Aryan Nazi poster-girl Hanna Reitsch, an unsurpassed pilot, who is now best-known for being the last person to fly into Berlin-under-siege in April 1945, in order to beg Hitler to let her save him. He refused and killed himself two days later. The other pilot was her antithesis, a brilliant aeronautical engineer and test-pilot Melitta Schenk Grafin von Stauffenberg who was part Jewish. She used her value to the Luftwaffe as a means to protect her family. When her brother-in-law, Claus von Stauffenberg, planned the Valkyrie attack to assassinate the Fuehrer, she agreed to provide the transport. Both women repeatedly risked their lives to change the history of the Third Reich--one in support of and the other in opposition. Mulley shows, through dazzling film-like scenes suffused in glamour and danger, that their interwoven dramas are a powerful forgotten story of conformity and resistance and the very strength of women at the heart of the Second World War"-- Provided by publisher.
WOOLLY : THE TRUE STORY OF THE QUEST TO REVIVE ONE OF HISTORY
"Ben Mezrich takes us on an exhilarating true adventure story from the icy terrain of Siberia to the cutting-edge genetic labs of Harvard University. A group of young scientists, under the guidance of Dr. George Church, the most brilliant geneticist of our time, works to make fantasy reality by sequencing the DNA of a frozen woolly mammoth harvested from above the Arctic circle, and splicing elements of that sequence into the DNA of a modern elephant. Will they be able to turn the hybrid cells into a functional embryo and bring the extinct creatures to life in our modern world?" -- from Amazon.
WORLD OF WARCRAFT : CHRONICLE  VOLUME II
by Metzen, Chris, author.
Q TEEN 793.932 MET
"...continues the epic multipart series with a glimpse into the ancient history of Draenor, homeworld of the orcs and birthplace of the mighty Horde. But the journey does not stop there. This exciting tome also reveals new lore about pivotal moments in Azeroth's past..." (From publisher).
A YEAR OF PICNICS : RECIPES FOR DINING WELL IN THE GREAT OUTDOORS
by English, Ashley, 1976- author.
642.23 ENG
YOU
Author Deborah Tannen deconstructs the ways women friends talk and how those ways can bring friends closer or pull them apart. From casual chatting to intimate confiding, from talking about problems to telling what you had for dinner, Tannen uncovers the patterns of communication and miscommunication that affect friendships at different points in our lives. She shows how even the best of friends, with the best intentions, can say the wrong thing, and how words can repair the damage done by words. Through Tannen's signature insight, humor, and ability to present pitch-perfect real-life dialogue, readers will see themselves and their friendships on every page.
YOUNG RADICALS : IN THE WAR FOR AMERICAN IDEALS
by McCarter, Jeremy, 1976- author.
322.42 MCC
"From the co-author of the #1 New York Times bestseller Hamilton : The Revolution, a stunning group portrait of five American radicals fighting for their ideals as the country goes mad around them. Where do we find our ideals? What does it mean to live for them--and to risk dying for them? For Americans during World War I, these weren't abstract questions. Young Radicals tells the story of five activists, intellectuals and troublemakers who agitated for freedom and equality in the hopeful years before the war, then fought to defend those values in a country pitching into violence and chaos. Based on six years of extensive archival research, Jeremy McCarter's dramatic narrative brings to life the exploits of Randolph Bourne, the bold social critic who strove for a dream of America that was decades ahead of its time Max Eastman, the charismatic poet-propagandist of Greenwich Village, whose magazine The Masses fought the government for the right to oppose the war Walter Lippmann, a boy wonder of socialism who forged a new path to seize new opportunities Alice Paul, a suffragist leader who risked everything to win women the right to vote and John Reed, the swashbuckling journalist and impresario who was an eyewitness to--and a key player in--the Russian Revolution. Each of these figures sensed a moment of unprecedented promise for American life--politically, socially, culturally--and struggled to bring it about, only to see a cataclysmic war and reactionary fervor sweep it away. A century later, we are still fighting for the ideals these five championed: peace, women's rights, economic equality, freedom of speech--all aspects of a vibrant American democracy. The story of their struggles brings new light and fresh inspiration to our own"-- Provided by publisher.

 

 

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