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100 AMAZING FACTS ABOUT THE NEGRO
by Gates, Henry Louis, Jr., author.
973.0496 GAT
"The first edition of Joel Augustus Rogers's now legendary 100 Amazing Facts About the Negro with Complete Proof, published in 1957, was billed as "A Negro, Believe It or Not." Rogers's little book was priceless because he was delivering enlightenment and pride, steeped in historical research, to a people too long starved on the lie that they were worth nothing. For African Americans of the Jim Crow era, Rogers's was their first black history teacher. But Rogers was not always shy about embellishing the "facts" and minimizing ambiguity neither was he above shock journalism now and then. With elan and erudition, and with winning enthusiasm, Henry Louis Gates, Jr. gives us a corrective yet loving homage to Roger's work. Relying on the latest scholarship, Gates leads us on a romp through African, diasporic, and African-American history in question-and-answer format"-- Provided by publisher.
100 QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS ABOUT SCHIZOPHRENIA : PAINFUL MINDS
by DeLisi, Lynn E., author.
616.898 DEL
Schizophrenia is a chronic, severe mental illness that can be devastating for patients and their loved ones. Whether you are a newly diagnosed patient or a relative of someone suffering from this condition, this hook provides authoritative, practical answers to your questions about symptoms, diagnosis, treatment options, sources of support, and much more. Expert psychiatrist Dr. Lynn Eleanor DeLisi has updated her book with new facts, statistics, and helpful information that many patients and their families seek, including new progress in genetics, updates on medication use and other new treatments, new emphasis on early detection and treatment, as well as new diagnostic structures with DSM-V, and for research, the RDoC. This book is an invaluable resource for anyone coping with the physical, mental, and emotional turmoil of schizophrenia.--Adapted from back cover.
8 SECONDS OF COURAGE : A SOLDIER
Describes the author's childhood relocation from France to the U.S., where as a naturalized citizen he joined the military and served multiple tours in Afghanistan before he was wounded while protecting his patrol from a suicide bomber.
THE ABU DHABI BAR MITZVAH : FEAR AND LOVE IN THE MODERN MIDDLE EAST
by Levinson, Adam Valen, author.
956.054 LEV
Chronically questioning, funny, and bold, a young American writer explores the majority-Muslim lands that scare him most. Armed only with college Arabic and restless curiosity, Adam Valen Levinson set out to "learn about the world 9/11 made us fear." From a base in globalized and sterilized Abu Dhabi, he sets out to lunch in Taliban territory in Afghanistan, travels under the watchful eye of Aleppo's secret police, risks shipwreck en route to Somalia, investigates Yazidi beliefs in a sacred cave, cliff-dives in Oman, celebrates New Year's Eve in Tahrir Square, and, at every turn, discovers a place that matches not at all with its reputation. While politicians and media eagerly stoke the flames of Islamophobia, Valen Levinson crosses borders with abundant humor and humanity. Seeking common ground everywhere, he finds that people who pray differently often laugh the same. And as a young man bar mitzvahed at twenty-one (instead of the usual thirteen), he slowly learns how childish it is to live by decisions and distinctions born of fear.
ADAPTIVE MARKETS : FINANCIAL EVOLUTION AT THE SPEED OF THOUGHT
by Lo, Andrew W. (Andrew Wen-Chuan), author.
332 LO
"Half of all Americans have money in the stock market, yet economists can't agree on whether investors and markets are ration and efficient, as modern financial theory assumes, or irrational and inefficient, as behavioral economists believe - and as financial bubbles, crashes, and crises suggest. This is one of the biggest debates in economics, and the value or futility of investment management and financial regulation hang on the outcome. In this groundbreaking book, Andrew Lo cuts through this debate with a new framework, the Adaptive Markets Hypothesis, in which rationality and irrationality coexist. Drawing on psychology, evolutionary biology, neuroscience, artificial intelligence, and other fields, "Adaptive Markets" shows that the theory of marked efficiency isn't wrong but merely incomplete. When markets are unstable, investors react instinctively, creating inefficiencies for others to exploit. Lo's new paradigm explains how financial evolution shapes behavior and markets at the speed of thought - a fact revealed by swings between stability and crisis, profit and loss, and innovation and regulation." -- From inside flap.
ADVANCED TOP BAR BEEKEEPING : NEXT STEPS FOR THE THINKING BEEKEEPER
"Advanced Top Bar Beekeeping provides a wealth of information for backyard beekeepers ready to take the next step with this economical, bee-friendly approach. Practical techniques are combined with an in-depth analysis of the threats posed to pollinators by climate change and industrial agriculture, rounded out by an inspiring vision of restoring bee populations through organic farming and chemical-free beekeeping."-- Provided by publisher.
ALL OUT WAR : THE PLOT TO DESTROY TRUMP
by Klein, Edward, 1936- author.
973.933 KLE
"Argues that an Obama-led conspiracy to undermine President Trump's authority in the White House may have lasting effects on the United States's political culture." -- Provided by publisher.
ALL-TIME FAVORITE SHEET CAKES & SLAB PIES : EASY TO MAKE, EASY TO SERVE
by Weinstein, Bruce, 1960- author.
641.8653 WEI
ALONE : LOST OVERBOARD IN THE INDIAN OCEAN
by Archibald, Brett, author.
910.9165 ARC
"In April 2013, fifty-year-old Brett Archibald set off with his friends on a dream surf charter trip off the Mentawai Islands of Indonesia. It quickly became a nightmare: in the middle of a storm, suffering from severe food poisoning, Brett leaned overboard--and blacked out. He awoke in the raging sea. No one had seen him fall, and no one heard his shouts for help. He watched his boat sail away. It would be eight hours before his friends realized he was missing. A frantic search then began for the lone man somewhere in thousands of square miles of heaving waves. The turbulent weather protected Brett from the scorching sun, but also prevented planes or helicopters from assisting in the search. As hours passed, some wondered whether they were searching for a man or a corpse. A key few, however, never doubted that Brett would survive. This is the remarkable story of Brett's battle against the elements, creatures from jellyfish to sharks, and his own inner demons, and the simultaneous struggle to find him waged by an international community. Against extraordinary odds, the power of the human spirit would prevail."--Dust jacket flap.
AMERICA INVADED : A STATE BY STATE GUIDE TO FIGHTING ON AMERICAN SOIL
by Kelly, Christopher (Christopher Robert), 1959- author.
355.0097 KEL
AMERICAN ARISTOCRATS : A FAMILY, A FORTUNE, AND THE MAKING OF AMERICAN CAPITALISM
"The Anderson family of Kentucky was a close-knit and ambitious clan who believed passionately in the promise of America. As the American experiment shifted from colonies to nation, they sought to tie their fortunes to the country they were striving to bring into being. Beginning in 1773 with the family patriarch, Colonel Richard Clough Anderson Sr., a twice-wounded Revolutionary War hero rewarded with the prized position of surveyor general, the Anderson men quickly made names for themselves. Congressmen, diplomats, military men, and farmers, they would engage in the exhilarating world of speculation. In American Aristocrats, historian Harry S. Stout argues that the story of the Andersons is also the story of the birth of capitalism in the United States. Unlike in hierarchical, aristocratic Europe, in the newly independent nation, white men of middling station could buy and sell vast tracts of land.Typical of the new frontier elites, the Anderson family streamed west, eagerly participating in a massive land grab. In the process, they became apologists for slavery and Indian removal, worried anxiously that the volatility of their investments, and of the capitalist system itself, might result in their ruin. Drawing on a vast store of Anderson family records, Stout reconstructs their journey to great wealth as they rode out the cataclysms of their time, from financial panics to the Civil War and beyond." -- Jacket.
AMERICAN CICERO : MARIO CUOMO AND THE DEFENSE OF AMERICAN LIBERALISM
Mario Cuomo is in many respects one of the most significant liberal politicians in the postwar era: a three-term governor of one the nation's largest states and an eloquent defender of the Democratic Party's progressive legacy during a period of conservative ascendancy. Yet in other respects he never lived up to his supporters' hopes. His gubernatorial record was spotty, and when he had the chance to seek the presidency, he equivocated, Hamlet-like, before deciding against it and crushing the hopes of the party's progressive wing. His mixed record has made it very difficult for scholars and biographers to clarify his legacy. Was he a symbol of liberalism's long decline in twentieth-century American politics, or was he a prophet in the wilderness, heralding the rise of a new progressivism? Saladin Ambar's 'American Cicero' weaves elements of biography, political history, and political theory into a novel interpretation of Cuomo's life and legacy. 0Tracing his life from the streets of an immigrant neighborhood in Queens to his final years in Albany, Ambar argues that Cuomo kept the spent embers of liberalism alive in an era when it seemed that conservatism was approaching full-spectrum dominance-even within the Democratic Party itself. In a series of important speeches over the course of the 1980s, Cuomo drew upon his singular oratorical powers to offer a progressive vision that revived and expanded upon the policymaking legacy of the New Deal and Great Society. At a time when pessimism about presidential electoral prospects reigned in the Democratic Party, his voice-buttressed by a string of electoral victories in New York-provided succor to the liberal faithful. Unsurprisingly, party professionals saw him as the next great Democratic presidential candidate. Yet when he had the chance to run-in 1988 and 1992-he decided not to. His political career ended in 1994, when he was voted out of office in New York in a nationwide Republican wave.
AMERICAN RADICAL : INSIDE THE WORLD OF AN UNDERCOVER MUSLIM FBI AGENT
"A personal account by a Muslim-American FBI agent describes his experiences infiltrating and fighting North American terror cells, tracing his high-risk, undercover efforts to document and build cases against terrorist groups while bringing them down from the inside. " -- Provided by publisher.
AMERICAN WOLF : A TRUE STORY OF SURVIVAL AND OBSESSION IN THE WEST
by Blakeslee, Nate, 1970- author.
599.773 BLA
The story of the rise of a Yellowstone wolf, and what her life and death tell us about the struggle for the American West. -- Provided by publisher.
ANDREW JACKSON AND THE MIRACLE OF NEW ORLEANS : THE BATTLE THAT SHAPED AMERICA
"A portrait of the seventh American president focuses on his formative military prowess during the War of 1812 and his pivotal contributions to the capturing of New Orleans from the British."-- Provided by publisher.
ANNIE LEIBOVITZ : PORTRAITS, 2005-2016
by Leibovitz, Annie, 1949- photographer.
Q 779.092 LEI
Annie Leibovitz : Portraits 2005-2016 is the photographer's follow-up to her two landmark books, Annie Leibovitz 1970-1990 and A Photographer's Life 1990-2005. In this newest collection, Leibovitz has captured the world's most compelling subjects in the style that has distinguished her as one of the most loved and compelling talents of our time. The photographs document contemporary culture with an artist's eye, wit, and uncanny ability to personalize even the most recognizable and distinguished figures.
ARCHAEOLOGY : THE ESSENTIAL GUIDE TO OUR HUMAN PAST
"Epic in scope, yet filled with detail, this illustrated guide takes readers through the whole of our human past. Spanning the dawn of human civilization through the present, it provides a tour of every site of key archaeological importance. From the prehistoric cave paintings of Lascaux to Tutankhamun's tomb, from the buried city of Pompeii to China's Terracotta Army, all of the world's most iconic sites and discoveries are here. So too are the lesser-known yet equally important finds, such as therecent discoveries of our oldest known human ancestors and of the world's oldest-known temple, Gobekli Tepe in Turkey. A masterful combination of succinct analysis and driving narrative, this book also addresses the questions that inevitably arise aswe gradually learn more about the history of our species. Written by an international team of archaeological experts and richly illustrated throughout, Archaeology: A Comprehensive Guide to Our Human Past offers an unparalleled insight into the originsof humankind"-- Provided by publisher.;"A trip through time and around the globe to more than 100 major sites of archaeological importance"-- Provided by publisher.
ARCHITECTURE : A VISUAL HISTORY
by Glancey, Jonathan, author.
720 GLA
Architecture tells the story of the world's most incredible buildings, from the ancient world to the present day. Take a closer look at the beautiful details, principal elements, and decorative features of every architectural style, from China's Temple of Heaven and the Great Mosque of Damascus, to the Guggenheim museum and the London Olympic Velodrome. Architecture offers a truly worldwide look at historical and contemporary buildings, with breathtaking photography, intriguing cross-sections, and unique CGI artwork. Now fully updated, this stunning new edition covers contemporary architecture and green buildings, with incredible new photography to transport you to the most interesting and iconic buildings on earth.
AROUND THE WORLD IN EIGHTY WINES : EXPLORING WINE ONE COUNTRY AT A TIME
Inspired by Jules Verne's classic adventure tale, Mike Veseth takes his readers Around the World in Eighty Wines. The journey starts in London, Phileas Fogg's home base, and follows Fogg's itinerary to France and Italy before veering off in search of compelling wine stories in Syria, Georgia, and Lebanon. Every glass of wine tells a story, and so each of the eighty wines must tell an important tale. We head back across Northern Africa to Algeria, once the world?s leading wine exporter, before hopping across the sea to Spain and Portugal. We follow Portuguese trade routes to Madeira and then South Africa with a short detour to taste Kenya's most famous Pinot Noir. Kenya? Pinot Noir? Really! The route loops around, visiting Bali, Thailand, and India before heading north to China to visit Shangri-La. Shangri-La? Does that even exist? It does, and there is wine there. Then it is off to Australia, with a detour in Tasmania, which is so cool that it is hot. The stars of the Southern Cross (and the lyrics of a familiar song) guide us to New Zealand, Chile, and Argentina. We ride a wine train in California and rendezvous with Planet Riesling in Seattle before getting into fast cars for a race across North America, collecting more wine as we go. Pause for lunch in Virginia to honor Thomas Jefferson, then it's time to jet back to London to tally our wines and see what we have learned.
THE ART OF DEATH : WRITING THE FINAL STORY
by Danticat, Edwidge, 1969- author.
809.9335 DAN
"Discusses how to write about death using the author's personal account of her mother's loss and such literary examples as Toni Morrison's "Sula" and Gabriel Garcaia Maarquez's "One Hundred Years of Solitude." -- Provided by publisher.
THE ART OF DOING BUSINESS ACROSS CULTURES : 10 COUNTRIES, 50 MISTAKES, AND 5 STEPS TO CULTURAL COMPETENCE
"There has never been a time in world history when communicating across cultures has been more important. Technology now allows us to contact each other but fails to support the type of communication needed for real global conversations. Craig Sorti's new book, The Art of Doing Business Across Cultures, creatively guides each of us in effectively communicating across the many cultures that form our global community."
THE ART OF LOADING BRUSH : NEW AGRARIAN WRITINGS
by Berry, Wendell, 1934- author.
338.1097 BER
Wendell Berry's profound critique of American culture has entered its sixth decade, and in this new gathering he reaches with deep devotion toward a long view of Agrarian philosophy. Mr. Berry believes that American cultural problems are nearly always aligned with their agricultural problems, and recent events have shone a terrible spotlight on the divides between our urban and rural citizens. Our communities are as endangered as our landscapes. There is, as Berry outlines, still much work to do, and our daily lives, in hope and affection, must triumph over despair. Mr. Berry moves deftly between the real and the imagined. The Art of Loading Brush is an energetic mix of essays and stories, including "The Thought of Limits in a Prodigal Age," which explores Agrarian ideals as they present themselves historically and as they might apply to our work today. "The Presence of Nature in the Natural World"ť is added here as the bookend of this developing New Agrarianism. Four stories from an as-yet-unfinished novel, better described as "an essay in imagination," extend the Port William story as it follows Andy Catlett throughout his life to this present moment. Andy works alongside his grandson in "The Art of Loading Brush," one of the most moving and tender stories of the entire Port William cycle. Filled with insights and new revelations from a mind thorough in its considerations and careful in its presentations, The Art of Loading Brush is a necessary and timely collection.
THE ART OF MISDIAGNOSIS : A MEMOIR
by Brandeis, Gayle, author.
B BRANDEIS
Award-winning novelist and poet Gayle Brandeis's wrenching memoir of her complicated family history and her mother's suicide. Gayle Brandeis's mother disappeared just after Gayle gave birth to her youngest child. Several days later, her body was found: she had hanged herself in the utility closet of a Pasadena parking garage. In this searing, formally inventive memoir, Gayle describes the dissonance between being a new mother, a sweet-smelling infant at her chest, and a grieving daughter trying to piece together what happened, who her mother was, and all she had and hadn't understood about her. Around the time of her suicide, Gayle's mother had been working on a documentary about the rare illnesses she thought ravaged her family: porphyria and Ehlers-Danlos syndrome. In The Art of Misdiagnosis, taking its title from her mother's documentary, Gayle braids together her own narration of the charged weeks surrounding her mother's suicide, transcripts of her mother's documentary, research into delusional and factitious disorders, and Gayle's own experience with misdiagnosis and illness (both fabricated and real). Slowly and expertly, The Art of Misdiagnosis peels back the complicated layers of deception and complicity, of physical and mental illness in Gayle's family, to show how she and her mother had misdiagnosed one another. Gayle's memoir is both a compelling search into the mystery of one's own family and a life-affirming story of the relief discovered through breaking familial and personal silences. Written by a gifted stylist, The Art of Misdiagnosis delves into the tangled mysteries of disease, mental illness, and suicide and comes out the other side with grace"--
THE ART OF STOPPING TIME
by Shojai, Pedram
158.1 SHO
Outlines recommendations for innovative and mindful time management as inspired by ancient Chinese spiritual practices, demonstrating how to find moments of transformative mental awareness during everyday tasks.
THE ASCENT OF GRAVITY : THE QUEST TO UNDERSTAND THE FORCE THAT EXPLAINS EVERYTHING
Gravity is the weakest force in the everyday world yet it is the strongest force in the universe. It was the first force to be recognized and described yet it is the least understood. It is a "force" that keeps your feet on the ground yet no such force actually exists.Gravity, to steal the words of Winston Churchill, is "a riddle, wrapped in a mystery, inside an enigma." And penetrating that enigma promises to answer the biggest questions in science: what is space? What is time? What is the universe? And where did it all come from?Award-winning writer Marcus Chown takes us on an unforgettable journey from the recognition of the "force" of gravity in 1666 to the discovery of gravitational waves in 2015. And, as we stand on the brink of a seismic revolution in our worldview, he brings us up to speed on the greatest challenge ever to confront physics.
ASK MORE : THE POWER OF QUESTIONS TO OPEN DOORS, UNCOVER SOLUTIONS, AND SPARK CHANGE
"Questions help us break down barriers, discover secrets, solve puzzles, and imagine new ways of doing things. But few of us know how to question in a methodical way. Emmy-award-winning journalist and media expert Frank Sesno aims to change that with Ask More. From questions that cement relationships, to those that help us plan for the future, each chapter in Ask More explores a different type of inquiry. By the end of the book, you’ll know what to ask and when, what you should listen for, and what you can expect as the outcome." -- From publisher description.
ATARI AGE : THE EMERGENCE OF VIDEO GAMES IN AMERICA
by Newman, Michael Z., author.
794.8 NEW
"Beginning with the release of the Magnavox Odyssey and Pong in 1972, video games, whether played in arcades and taverns or in family rec rooms, became part of popular culture, like television. In fact, video games were sometimes seen as an improvement on television because they spurred participation rather than passivity. These "space-age pinball machines" gave coin-operated games a high-tech and more respectable profile. In Atari Age, Michael Newman charts the emergence of video games in America from ball-and-paddle games to hits like Space Invaders and Pac-Man, describing their relationship to other amusements and technologies and showing how they came to be identified with the middle class, youth, and masculinity. Newman shows that the "new media" of video games were understood in varied, even contradictory ways. They were family fun (but mainly for boys), better than television (but possibly harmful), and educational (but a waste of computer time). Drawing on a range of sources--including the games and their packaging coverage in the popular, trade, and fan press social science research of the time advertising and store catalogs and representations in movies and television--Newman describes the series of cultural contradictions through which the identity of the emerging medium worked itself out. Would video games embody middle-class respectability or suffer from the arcade's unsavory reputation? Would they foster family togetherness or allow boys to escape from domesticity? Would they make the new home computer a tool for education or just a glorified toy? Then, as now, many worried about the impact of video games on players, while others celebrated video games for familiarizing kids with technology essential for the information age."--Book jacket.
THE AUTOBIOGRAPHY OF GUCCI MANE
by Gucci Mane, 1980- author.
B GUCCI
Gucci Mane began writing his memoir in a maximum-security federal prison. Released in 2016, he emerged radically transformed. He was sober, smiling, focused, and positive -- a far cry from the Gucci Mane of years past. Born in rural Bessemer, Alabama, Radric Delantic Davis became Gucci Mane in East Atlanta, where the rap scene is as vibrant as the dope game. His name was made as a drug dealer first, rapper second. His mixtapes and street anthems helped pioneer the sound of trap music. He inspired and mentored a new generation of artists and producers: Migos, Young Thug, Nicki Minaj, Zaytoven, Mike Will Made-It, Metro Boomin. Yet every success was followed by setback. Too often, his erratic behavior threatened to end it all. Incarceration, violence, rap beefs, drug addiction. But Gucci Mane has changed, and he's decided to tell his story. He reflects on his career and in the process confronts his dark past -- years behind bars, the murder charge, and drug addiction.
BE FREE OR DIE : THE AMAZING STORY OF ROBERT SMALLS
In the second year of the Civil War, a twenty-three-year-old slave named Robert Smalls did the unthinkable and boldly seized a Confederate steamer. With his wife and two young children hidden on board, Smalls and a small crew ran a gauntlet of fortifications in Charleston Harbor and delivered the vessel and the massive guns it carried to nearby Union forces. Smalls’ courageous act freed him and his family from slavery and made him a Union hero. He eventually became the first black captain of an Army ship. Be Free or Die is a compelling narrative that illuminates Robert Smalls’ amazing journey from slave to Union hero and ultimately United States Congressman. -- Adapted from publisher description
BECOMING HITLER : THE MAKING OF A NAZI
by Weber, Thomas, 1974- author.
B HITLER
"An award-winning historian charts Hitler's radical transformation after World War I from a directionless loner into a powerful National Socialist leader. In Becoming Hitler, award-winning historian Thomas Weber examines Adolf Hitler's time in Munich between 1918 and 1926, the years when Hitler shed his awkward, feckless persona and transformed himself into a savvy opportunistic political operator who saw himself as Germany's messiah. The story of Hitler's transformation is one of a fateful match betweenman and city. After opportunistically fluctuating between the ideas of the left and the right, Hitler emerged as an astonishingly flexible leader of Munich's right-wing movement. The tragedy for Germany and the world was that Hitler found himself in Munich had he not been in Bavaria in the wake of the war and the revolution, his transformation into a National Socialist may never have occurred. In Becoming Hitler, Weber brilliantly charts this tragic metamorphosis, dramatically expanding our knowledge ofhow Hitler became a lethal demagogue"-- Provided by publisher.
BEGINNING BEEKEEPING : EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW TO MAKE YOUR HIVE THRIVE!
Beginning Beekeeping is a simple, straightforward approach that gives you the basics to get started with beekeeping, while following a balanced, objective approach that weighs the pros and cons of conventional and organic methodologies. Featuring more than 120 beautiful color photos, this guide will help you will learn how to foster and maintain healthy, vibrant hive colonies, as well as to incorporate the various techniques and practices for keeping bees using conventional as well as more natural practices. In addition, you will learn how to troubleshoot and treat potential hive issues such as swarming, combating common pests, and alleviating other potentially destructive hive conditions. This helpful guide also explores how to create hives that are self-sustaining, with minimal intervention from the keeper. Additional content also covers how to maximize the benefits of a backyard hive for a more vibrant garden as well as rich, bountiful honey harvests.
THE BEST WRITING ON MATHEMATICS 2017
This annual anthology brings together the year's finest mathematics writing from around the world. Featuring promising new voices alongside some of the foremost names in the field,The Best Writing on Mathematics 2017 makes available to a wide audience many articles not easily found anywhere else--and you don't need to be a mathematician to enjoy them.
BETHLEHEM : BIOGRAPHY OF A TOWN
by Blincoe, Nicholas, author.
956.942 BLI
Bethlehem is so suffused with history and myth that it feels like an unreal city even to those who call it home. For many, Bethlehem remains the little town at the edge of the desert described in Biblical accounts. Today, the city is hemmed in by a wall and surrounded by forty-one Israeli settlements and hostile settlers and soldiers. Nicholas Blincoe tells the town's history through the visceral experience of living there, taking readers through its stone streets and desert wadis, its monasteries, aqueducts, and orchards to show the city from every angle and era. His portrait of Bethlehem sheds light on one of the world's most intractable political problems, and he maintains that if the long thread winding back to the city's ancient past is severed, the chances of an end to the Palestine-Israel conflict will be lost with it.
BLACK DAHLIA, RED ROSE : THE CRIME, CORRUPTION, AND COVER-UP OF AMERICA
Los Angeles, 1947: the mutilated body of Elizabeth Short, an aspiring starlet from Massachusetts is found her killer never would be. As the "Black Dahlia" she became a warning for 'loose' women in postwar America, and her death has maintained an almost mythic place in American lore. Author Piu Eatwell gained access to newly released evidence and has persuasively identified the culprit, using clues to the case that have never surfaced in public.
BLACK TUDORS : THE UNTOLD STORY
by Kaufmann, Miranda, 1982- author.
941.0508 KAU
"A black porter publicly whips a white English gentleman in a Gloucestershire manor house. A heavily pregnant African woman is abandoned on an Indonesian island by Sir Francis Drake. A Mauritanian diver is dispatched to salvage lost treasures from the Mary Rose, Miranda Kaufmann reveals the absorbing stories of some of the Africans who lived free in Tudor England. From long-forgotten records, remarkable characters emerge. They were baptized, married and buried by the Church of England. They were paid wages like any other Tudors. Their stories, brought viscerally to life by Kaufmann, provide unprecedented insights into how Africans came to be in Tudor England, what they did there and how they were treated. A ground-breaking, seminal work, Black Tudors challenges the accepted narrative that racial slavery was all but inevitable and forces us to re-examine the seventeenth century to determine what caused perceptions to change so radically." -- Provided by publisher.
BLESSED IN THE DARKNESS : STUDY GUIDE
by Osteen, Joel, author.
242 OST
All of us will go through dark times that we don't understand, including loss, sickness, or divorce. It's easy to get discouraged, give up on our dreams, and just settle. We may not realize it, but when we feel buried in dark places, we are being blessed. In his book Blessed in the Darkness, bestselling author Joel Osteen uncovers the keys to finding light in the darkness and becoming the person of faith and character God designed you to be, even when hope seems impossible. Now, Joel Osteen offers this practical companion study guide to help you understand that there are seeds of talent, potential, and greatness buried deep within you that will only come to life in the darkness. Through thoughtful questions and motivational activities designed for both individual and group use, this guide will help you discover God's divine plan when times are hard. As you learn to trust Him when life doesn't make sense, it's just a matter of time before you break out and blossom into your full potential.
THE BLUEPRINT : LEBRON JAMES, CLEVELAND
"In 2010, LeBron James left the Cleveland Cavaliers. That same year, Jason Lloyd began to cover the team for the Akron Beacon Journal, LeBron's hometown newspaper. The story he uncovered started as a tragedy but ended in incredible triumph. Back in 2010, starting in the days, weeks, and months after LeBron left, the Cavs hatched a plan to get LeBron back. The plan was daring, audacious, and spectacularly successful. It incorporated several losing seasons, some highly risky draft picks, and an entirely new understanding of how championship teams are built and maintained. And the best part of the plan is that it worked, culminating in the most exciting Finals series in NBA history. And, most important, the end of the Cleveland Curse. Jason Lloyd, a true Northeast Ohio (as in Cleveland and Akron) insider, tells the story of how the NBA really works, and how everyone--from the front office to the stars on the court to the new generations of coaches--works together to create a winning team. This will be an unputdownable, unforgettable, must-have book for every Cavs, NBA, and LeBron fan"-- Provided by publisher.
A BODY OF WORK : DANCING TO THE EDGE AND BACK
by Hallberg, David, author.
B HALLBERG
"David Hallberg, the first American to join the famed Bolshoi Ballet as a principal dancer and the dazzling artist The New York Times described as "the foremost classical stylist of our day," presents an intimate journey through his artistic life up to the moment he returns to the stage after a devastating injury almost cost him his career. Beginning with his real-life Billy Elliot childhood--an all-American story marred by intense bullying--and culminating in his hard-won come-back, Hallberg's brave memoir dives deep into life as an artist as he wrestles with ego, pushes the limits of his body, and searches for ecstatic perfection and fulfillment as one of the world's most acclaimed ballet dancers. While rich in detail ballet fans will adore, this is a book that anyone interested in a life of creativity will love. Hallberg reflects on themes like inspiration, self-doubt, and perfectionism as he takes readers into daily class, rigorous rehearsals, and triumphant performances, searching for new interpretations of ballet's greatest roles. He reveals the loneliness he felt as a teenager leaving America to join the Paris Opera Ballet, the ambition he had to tame as a new member of American Ballet Theatre, and the reasons behind his headline-grabbing decision to be the first American to join the top rank of Bolshoi Ballet, tendered by the artistic director who would later be the victim of a vicious acid attack. Then, as Hallberg performed throughout the world at the peak of his abilities, he suffered a crippling ankle injury and unsuccessful surgery leading to an agonizing retreat from ballet and an honest reexamination of his entire life. Combining his powers of observation and memory with emotional honesty and artistic insight, Hallberg has written a great ballet memoir and an intimate portrait of an artist in all his vulnerability, passion, and wisdom"-- Provided by publisher.
BOOKSHOPS : A READER
by Carrion, Jorge, author.
028 CAR
"Jorge Carrion collects bookshops: from Gotham Book Mart and the Strand Bookstore in New York City to City Lights Bookshop and Green Apple Books in San Francisco and all the bright spots in between (Prairie Lights, Tattered Cover, and countless others). In this thought-provoking, vivid, and entertaining essay, Carrion meditates on the importance of the bookshop as a cultural and intellectual space. Filled with anecdotes from the histories of some of the famous (and not-so-famous) shops he visits on his travels, thoughtful considerations of challenges faced by bookstores, and fascinating digressions on their political and social impact, Bookshops is both a manifesto and a love letter to these spaces that transform readers' lives."-- Provided by publisher.
BREAKING FREE : HOW I ESCAPED POLYGAMY, THE FLDS CULT, AND MY FATHER, WARREN JEFFS
Born into the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, Rachel Jeffs was raised in a strict patriarchal culture defined by subordinate sister wives and men they must obey. No one in this radical splinter sect of the Mormon Church was more powerful or terrifying than its leader Warren Jeffs, Rachel's father. Living outside mainstream Mormonism and federal law, Jeffs arranged marriages between under-age girls and middle-aged and elderly members of his congregation. In 2006, he gained international notoriety when the FBI placed him on its Ten Most Wanted List. Though he is serving a life sentence for child sexual assault, Jeffs' iron grip on the church remains firm, and his edicts to his followers increasingly restrictive and bizarre.
A BRIEF HISTORY OF EVERYONE WHO EVER LIVED : THE HUMAN STORY RETOLD THROUGH OUR GENES
"A science writer and broadcaster with a background in genetics reveals what our genes can tell us about history and how unraveling the human genome has shattered deeply held beliefs about our heritage and identities." -- Provided by publisher.
BROKEN SCALES : REFLECTIONS ON INJUSTICE
by Cohen, Joel, 1944- author.
347.73 COH
Through interviews with ten people who suffered from or participated in legal system injustices, Broken Scales: Reflections on Injustice explores and asks the reader to think about how one can determine what is, in fact, an injustice.
BUNK : THE RISE OF HOAXES, HUMBUG, PLAGIARISTS, PHONIES, POST-FACTS, AND FAKE NEWS
"Award-winning poet and critic Kevin Young traces the history of the hoax as a peculiarly American phenomenon--the legacy of P.T. Barnum's 'humbug' culminating with the currency of Donald J. Trump's 'fake news'. Disturbingly, Young finds that fakery is woven from stereotype and suspicion, with race being the most insidious American hoax of all. He chronicles how Barnum came to fame by displaying figures like Joice Heth, a black woman whom he pretended was the 161-year-old nursemaid to George Washington, and 'What Is It?', an African American man Barnum professed was a newly discovered missing link in evolution. Bunk then turns to the hoaxing of history and the ways that forgers, plagiarists, and journalistic fakers invent backstories and falsehoods to sell us lies about themselves and about the world in our own time, from pretend Native Americans like Nasdijj to the deadly imposture of Clark Rockefeller, from the made-up memoirs of James Frey to the identity theft of Rachel Dolezal. This brilliant and timely work asks what it means to live in a post-factual world of 'truthiness' where everything is up for interpretation and everyone is subject to a pervasive cynicism that damages our ideas of reality, fact, and art."--Dust jacket flap.
CAESAR
Julius Caesar's conquests in Gaul in the 50s BC were bloody, but the cultural revolution they brought in their wake forever transformed the ancient Celtic culture of that country. After Caesar, the Gauls exchanged their tribal quarrels for Roman values and acquired the paraphernalia of civilized urban life. The Romans also left behind a legacy of language, literature, law, government, religion, architecture, and industry.Each chapter of Caesar's Footprints is dedicated to a specific journey of exploration through Roman Gaul. From the amphitheatres of Arles and Nimes to the battlefield of Chalons (where Flavius Aetius defeated Attila the Hun) Bijan Omani, an exciting and authoritative new voice in Roman history, explores archaeological sites, artifacts, and landscapes to reveal how the imprint of Roman culture shaped Celtic France, and thereby helped to create modern Europe
CARTOON COUNTY : MY FATHER AND HIS FRIENDS IN THE GOLDEN AGE OF MAKE-BELIEVE
For a period of about fifty years, right in the middle of the American Century, many of the the nations top comic-strip cartoonists, gag cartoonists, and magazine illustrators lived within a stones throw of one another in the southwestern corner of Connecticuta bit of bohemia in the middle of those men in their gray flannel suits. Cullen Murphys father, John Cullen Murphy, drew the wildly popular comic strips Prince Valiant and Big Ben Bolt, and was at the heart of this artistic milieu. Comic strips and gag cartoons read by hundreds of millions were created in this tight-knit group. Superman, Beetle Bailey, Snuffy Smith, Rip Kirby, Hagar the Horrible, Hi and Lois, Nancy, Sam & Silo, Amy, The Wizard of Id, The Heart of Juliet Jones, Family Circus, Joe Palooka, and The Lockhorns, among others. Cartoonists and their art were a pop-cultural force in a way that few today remember. Anarchic and deeply creative, the cartoonists were independent spirits whose artistic talents had mainly been forged during service in World War II.
CHASING LIGHT : MICHELLE OBAMA THROUGH THE LENS OF A WHITE HOUSE PHOTOGRAPHER
by Lucidon, Amanda, author, photographer.
B OBAMA
"A collection of striking and intimate photographs of Michelle Obama--many never before seen--coupled with personal reflections and behind-the-scenes stories from Official White House Photographer Amanda Lucidon, presented in a deluxe format. Michelle Obama is one of the most admired First Ladies in history, known for her grace, spirit, and beauty, as well as for the amazing work she did during her tenure to promote girls' education, combat childhood obesity, and support military families. In Chasing Light, former White House photographer Amanda Lucidon, who spent four years covering the First Lady, shares a rare insider's perspective, from documenting life at the White House to covering domestic and overseas travel. This collection of 150 candid photos--many previously unreleased--and Amanda's narrative reflections reveal just what makes Mrs. Obama so special. From an affectionate moment with her daughters atop the strikingly empty Great Wall of China to exuberant moments with schoolchildren and quiet moments between the First Lady and President Obama, the photos are a vibrant, candid, and beautiful celebration of the First Lady, capturing the qualities and strengths that have made Mrs. Obama so beloved"-- Provided by publisher.
CHASING THE CUP : MY AMERICA
by Spithill, Jimmy, 1979- author.
797.14 SPI
If Ben Ainslie manages to win the right to compete for the America's Cup in 2017, Jimmy Spithill is the man he'll be up against. Jimmy is the world's most successful racing skipper, and at 37 has already reached legendary status. In 2013 he led Oracle Team USA to victory against New Zealand against massive odds, recovering from 1-8 to win 9-8 (the Wall Street Journal called it ̀one of the greatest comebacks in sports history'), and is the skipper for Oracle's upcoming 2017 America's Cup defence as well. This is his autobiography, and it opens with a young Jimmy in hospital about to have surgery on his leg, being told by the doctors he'll never be much good at sport. This sparks a life-long determination to prove them wrong. He won his first race aged 10, and using a credit card to pay for travel he went on winning races all over the country, and then the world. He debuted in the America's Cup as a skipper at age 20, and after a tough legal battle to free himself from his contract with the Young Australia team, he sailed in the next two Cups before becoming the youngest ever winner of the America's Cup in 2010, as helmsman and skipper of BMW Oracle Team 90, only to win it again three years later in 2013. This book is far from the usual media-trained official account you often get, especially in the closed-off world of the America's Cup. Jimmy's open, honest style gives us a rare insight into what goes on in the head of an extremely focused man at the top of his game. It's a rags-to-riches story of fierce determination, court cases, seasickness, crashed boats and cars, alcohol and winning against all the odds. And it all contributed to turning a quiet, bullied, water-loving blue-collar redhead born in Sydney into one of sailing's biggest rockstars. A compelling read, with many lessons in leadership, teamwork and achieving your dreams, no matter how impossible they seem.
CHEFS & COMPANY : 75 TOP CHEFS SHARE MORE THAN 180 RECIPES TO WOW LAST-MINUTE GUESTS
This incredible, never-before-assembled collection of recipes offers a rare and exciting glimpse into the private home kitchens of 75 culinary superstars as they prepare show-stopping meals for their own last-minute guests in an hour or less. For example, Curtis Stone whips up delicious Charcoal-Grilled Rib Eye Steaks & Boccolini, while Stephanie Izard prepares a fabulous Stir-Fried Eggplant and Sesame Cucumber Salad. For her choice, Naomi Pomeroy makes a mouthwatering Pasta Amatriciana. These aren't complicated, fussy recipes. They're stress-free dishes the chefs fall back on to impress those closest to them, and ones you can easily duplicate in your own home kitchen. With more than 180 personal recipes, secret tips, inside advice, beverage pairings, and music playlists, plus gorgeous full-color photos, you're set up for success no matter the occasion. It's only a matter of time before someone special drops by.
CHINA
by Brown, Kerry, 1967- author.
951.06 BRO
In the next decade China's actions on the world stage will affect us all. A new superpower, with the largest population and GDP on the globe, there are now fears that China is becoming more assertive. Here, award-winning China expert Kerry Brown guides us through China's foreign policy, from its skirmishes with US Navy destroyers in the South China Sea to its arguments with Japan over the Senkaku/Diaoyu Islands and its increased displays of military prowess - including huge investments in cyber warfare. Brown also assesses China's extraordinary plan to create a 'New Silk Road' across Central Asia - one of the biggest infrastructure project in modern history. In doing so he seeks to answer a simple question: what does China want? The answer lies in the unique way China thinks about the world. A comprehensive analysis by one of the world's most recognised and respected authorities, and based upon unparalleled research into Chinese leaders, their beliefs and their instincts, China's World is an essential read for the Western world.
CHRISTMAS : A BIOGRAPHY
by Flanders, Judith, author.
394.2663 FLA
"Presents a tour of Christmas holiday traditions from the original festival through today, touching on subjects ranging from gift wrap and the holiday parade to the first gag holiday gift book and the first official appearance of Santa Claus." -- Provided by publisher.
CHRONICLES OF A LIQUID SOCIETY
by Eco, Umberto, author.
854.914 ECO
Collects short essays from the author that reflect on the changing modern world, touching on such topics as popular culture, politics, being seen, conspiracies, the old and the young, new technologies, mass media, racism, and good manners.
COOK
Collects seventy-five holiday recipes from Cook's Illustrated, including such offerings as herbed roast turkey, mushroom lasagna, creamy corn pudding, and classic pecan pie.
CRAIG & FRED : A MARINE, A STRAY DOG, AND HOW THEY RESCUED EACH OTHER
Tells the uplifting true story of a U.S. Marine, the stray dog he met on an Afghan battlefield, and how they saved each other and now travel America spreading a positive message.
CREATIVE BATIK
by Robinson, Rosi, author.
746.662 ROB
Rosi Robinson shows how to create beautiful batik designs and pictures, teaching all the techniques required through 9 step-by-step projects. From making simple marks and drawing with wax to dipping and painting with dyes, etching, cracking, discharging and more, this book contains all you need to create beautiful batik. A history of batik sets the scene and then there is detailed advice on all the materials and preparations required. There is artistic advice on using colour and on how to use hard wax, stamps, brushes and cantings (tjantings) through a series of appealing projects. Skills are built with each project and all templates are provided. A gallery of beautiful batik artworks provides inspiration for beginners and experienced artists alike.
THE DANGEROUS CASE OF DONALD TRUMP : 27 PSYCHIATRISTS AND MENTAL HEALTH EXPERTS ASSESS A PRESIDENT
"The consensus view of two dozen psychiatrists and psychologists that Trump is dangerously mentally ill and that he presents a clear and present danger to the nation and our own mental health."-- Amazon.
DARE NOT LINGER : THE PRESIDENTIAL YEARS
by Mandela, Nelson, 1918-2013, author.
B MANDELA
A sequel to the best-selling Long Walk to Freedom completes the Nobel Prize Laureate's unfinished memoirs and is complemented by notes and speeches written by Mandela during his historic presidency.
DARING TO HOPE : FINDING GOD
by Majors, Katie Davis, 1988- author.
276.761 MAJ
When Katie Davis Majors moved to Uganda, accidentally founded a booming organization, and later became the mother of thirteen girls through the miracle of adoption, she determined to weave her life together with the people she desired to serve. But joy often gave way to sorrow as she invested her heart fully in walking alongside people in the grip of poverty, addiction, desperation, and disease. After unexpected tragedy shook her family, for the first time Katie began to wonder, Is God really good? Does He really love us? When she turned to Him with her questions, God spoke truth to her heart and drew her even deeper into relationship with Him. Daring to Hope is an invitation to cling to the God of the impossible, the God who whispers His love to us in the quiet, in the mundane, when our prayers are not answered the way we want or the miracle doesn't come. It's about a mother discovering the extraordinary strength it takes to be ordinary. It's about choosing faith no matter the circumstance and about encountering God's goodness in the least expected places.
DARKEST HOUR : HOW CHURCHILL BROUGHT ENGLAND BACK FROM THE BRINK
by McCarten, Anthony, 1961- author.
941.084 MCC
DINING IN : HIGHLY COOKABLE RECIPES
by Roman, Alison, author.
641.5 ROM
DISCIPLINE EQUALS FREEDOM : FIELD MANUAL
by Willink, Jocko, author.
158.1 WIL
DISRUPTIVE TECHNOLOGIES : UNDERSTAND, EVALUATE, RESPOND
by Armstrong, Paul, 1981- author.
658.514 ARM
DOG TRAINING 101 : STEP-BY-STEP INSTRUCTIONS FOR RAISING A HAPPY, WELL-BEHAVED DOG
Using a visually driven, playful presentation, Dog Training 101 offers step-by-step instructions every dog owner needs and wants to know as you care for and raise your canine best friend.
DOLLARS AND SENSE : HOW WE MISTHINK MONEY AND HOW TO SPEND SMARTER
We think of money as numbers, values, and amounts, but when it comes down to it, when we actually use our money, we engage our hearts more than our heads. Emotions play a powerful role in shaping our financial behavior, often making us our own worst enemies as we try to save, access value, and spend responsibly. In Dollars and Sense, bestselling author and behavioral economist Dan Ariely teams up with financial comedian and writer Jeff Kreisler to challenge many of our most basic assumptions about the precarious relationship between our brains and our money. In doing so, they undermine many of personal finances most sacred beliefs and explain how we can override some of our own instincts to make better financial choices. Exploring a wide range of everyday topics from the lure of pain-free spending with credit cards to the pitfalls of household budgeting to the seductive power of holiday sales, Ariely and Kreisler demonstrate how our misplaced confidence in our spending habits frequently leads us astray, costing us more than we realize, whether its the real value of the time we spend driving forty-five minutes to save $10 or our inability to properly assess what the things we buy are actually worth. Together Ariely and Kreisler reveal the emotional forces working against us and how we can counteract them. Mixing case studies and anecdotes with concrete advice and lessons, they cut through the unconscious fears and desires driving our worst financial instincts and teach us how to improve our money habits.
DON
by Smith, Danez, author.
811.6 SMI
"An awarding-poet presents a collection of works that opens with a heartrending sequence that imagines an afterlife for black men shot by police—a place where suspicion, violence and grief are forgotten and replaced with the safety, love and longevity they deserved here on earth." -- Provided by publisher.
DOUGHNUT ECONOMICS : SEVEN WAYS TO THINK LIKE A 21ST CENTURY ECONOMIST
Economics is the mother tongue of public policy. It dominates our decision-making for the future, guides multi-billion-dollar investments, and shapes our responses to climate change, inequality, and other environmental and social challenges that define our times. Pity then, or more like disaster, that its fundamental ideas are centuries out of date yet are still taught in college courses worldwide and still used to address critical issues in government and business alike. That's why it is time, says renegade economist Kate Raworth, to revise our economic thinking for the 21st century. In Doughnut Economics, she sets out seven key ways to fundamentally reframe our understanding of what economics is and does. Along the way, she points out how we can break our addiction to growth redesign money, finance, and business to be in service to people and create economies that are regenerative and distributive by design. Named after the now-iconic doughnut image that Raworth first drew to depict a sweet spot of human prosperity (an image that appealed to the Occupy Movement, the United Nations, eco-activists, and business leaders alike), Doughnut Economics offers a radically new compass for guiding global development, government policy, and corporate strategy, and sets new standards for what economic success looks like. Raworth handpicks the best emergent ideas, from ecological, behavioral, feminist, and institutional economics to complexity thinking and Earth-systems science, to address this question: How can we turn economies that need to grow, whether or not they make us thrive, into economies that make us thrive, whether or not they grow? Simple, playful, and eloquent, Doughnut Economics offers game-changing analysis and inspiration for a new generation of economic thinkers.
ECONOMICS FOR THE COMMON GOOD
by Tirole, Jean, author.
330.01 TIR
From Nobel Prize winning economist Jean Tirole, a bold new agenda for the role of economics in society.
ECONOMICS IN THREE LESSONS & ONE HUNDRED ECONOMIC LAWS
by Lewis, Hunter, author.
330 LEW
ED SLOTT
Ed Slott's powerful educational guide for both consumers and financial advisors demonstrates the step-by-step strategies needed to build and protect a family fortune.
EMBROIDER YOUR LIFE : TECHNIQUES + MOTIFS + INSPIRATION : SIMPLE TECHNIQUES & 150 STYLISH MOTIFS TO EMBELLISH YOUR WORLD
"Are you ready to embroider your world? With 150 motifs designed by 20 of today's most popular embroidery artists selected from Instagram and Etsy, learn the simplest embroidery stitches and techniques, and see the creative ways the motifs can be used to personalize your head-to-toe wearables, accessories, and items for your home. Explore color, stitch variations, fabric grounds, thread types, scale, fills, and more with Embroider Your Life. With stitch motifs that are contemporary and modern, with a graphic aesthetic--not retro, kitschy, sentimental, or old-fashioned, the book is accessible to the total beginner plus contains ideas to keep more advanced stitchers interested." -- provided by publisher.
THE END OF ADVERTISING : WHY IT HAD TO DIE, AND THE CREATIVE RESURRECTION TO COME
"One of the most successful admen of recent years throws down the ultimate challenge to his profession: innovate or perish. The ad apocalypse is upon us. Today millions are downloading ad-blocking software, and still more are paying subscription premiums to avoid ads. This $600 billion industry is now careening toward outright extinction, after having taken for granted a captive audience for too long, leading to lazy, overabundant, and frankly annoying ads. Make no mistake, Madison Avenue: Advertising as we know it is over. In this short, bound-to-be controversial manifesto, Essex offers both a wake-up call and a road map to the future. With trenchant wit and razor-sharp insights, he presents an essential new vision of where the smart businesses could be headed, to the cheers of advertisers and consumers alike"-- Provided by publisher.
ENDURANCE : A YEAR IN SPACE, A LIFETIME OF DISCOVERY
by Kelly, Scott, 1964- author.
B KELLY
An illustrated memoir by the astronaut who spent a record-breaking year aboard the International Space Station shares candid reminiscences of his voyage, his colorful formative years and the off-planet journeys that shaped his early career.
EPIC EGGS : THE POULTRY ENTHUSIAST
It may be true that most poultry found on small homesteads or in backyards especially are viewed as pets, but they are inarguably pets with benefits--namely eggs. In Epic Eggs, homesteader and writer Jennifer Sartell looks at the eggs of the most common types of poultry you'd find in your backyard: chickens, ducks, geese, turkeys, guineas, and quail. Don't jump to conclusions! This isn't an egg cookbook or a guide to raising poultry. Jennifer delves into the eggs themselves and explains reproductive systems, egg anatomy, and how and why different colors are distributed to egg shells. Jennifer will show you a variety breeds of birds, and what sizes, shapes, and even colors of egg they produce from white to blue, brown, chocolate, olive, and speckled, plus heritage breeds and how to breed for specific colors. Illustrated with fantastic color photography of eggs and their birds, Epic Eggs goes on to address how to optimize living conditions and diet for the healthiest and most-flavorful eggs, the process of grading and storing eggs, and the eternal washing debate. There's also discussion of nutrition, baking, cooking, preserving, pickling, and dehydrating. The book ends with advice for homesteaders looking to create business plans and a section on troubleshooting.
EVERYDAY MINDFULNESS FOR OCD : TIPS, TRICKS, AND SKILLS FOR LIVING JOYFULLY
"Don't just survive--thrive. In Everyday Mindfulness for OCD, two experts in obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) offer a blend of mindfulness, humor, and self-compassion to help you stop dwelling on what's wrong and start enhancing what's right--leading to a more joyful life. If you've been diagnosed with OCD, you already understand how your obsessive thoughts, compulsive behavior, and need for rituals can interfere with everyday life. Maybe you've already undergone therapy or are in the midst of working with a therapist. It's important for you to know that life doesn't end with an OCD diagnosis. In fact, it's possible to not only live with the disorder, but also live joyfully. This practical and accessible guide will show you how. In Everyday Mindfulness for OCD, you'll discover how you can stay one step ahead of your OCD. You'll learn about the world of mindfulness, and how living in the present moment non-judgmentally is so important when you have OCD. You'll also explore the concept of self-compassion--what it is, what it isn't, how to use it, and why people with OCD benefit from it. Finally, you'll discover daily games, tips, and tricks for outsmarting your OCD, meditations and mindfulness exercises, and much, much more. Living with OCD is challenging--but it doesn't have to define you. If you're tired of focusing on how "hard" living with OCD is and are looking for fun ways to make the most of your unique self, this book will be a breath of fresh air"-- Provided by publisher.
EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT SOCIAL MEDIA : (WITHOUT HAVING TO CALL A KID)
by Van Susteren, Greta, 1954- author.
302.3028 VAN
"An MSNBC anchor and media maven presents a simple, step-by-step guide to the major social platforms, including Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram and Snapchat, that addresses important moral and behavioral issues, and is perfect for anyone who wants to stay up to date with today's changing technology. Original." -- Provided by publisher.
EVERYTHING
Best known as an irreverent cigar-chomping Jewish country-and-western singer, turned author, turned politician, Kinky has dined on monkey brains in the jungles of Borneo, supped with presidents, and vacationed with Bob Dylan in the tiny fishing village of Yelapa, Mexico. A satirist who loves pushing the envelope, he's been attacked onstage, received bomb threats, and put on the only show in Austin City Limits' history deemed too offensive to air. From the 1970s music scene in L.A. with Tom Waits and the Band, to political platforms advocating legalized marijuana, to friendships with John Belushi, Joseph Heller, Don Imus, Willie Nelson, Dwight Yoakam, and Billy Bob Thornton, this is the candid account based on dozens and years of interviews of the larger-than-life Texan who is still writing books and songs, recording albums, and performing for enthusiastic audiences throughout the world.
THE EVOLUTION OF IMAGINATION
by Asma, Stephen T., author.
153.3 ASM
Consider Miles Davis, horn held high, sculpting a powerful musical statement full of tonal patterns, inside jokes, and thrilling climactic phrases, all on the fly. Or think of a comedy troupe riffing on a couple of cues from the audience until the whole room is erupting with laughter. Or maybe it's a team of software engineers brainstorming their way to the next Google, or the Einsteins of the world code-cracking the mysteries of nature. Maybe it's simply a child playing with her toys. What do all of these activities share? With wisdom, humor, and joy, philosopher Stephen T. Asma answers that question in this book: imagination. And from there he takes us on an extraordinary tour of the human creative spirit.
EXPERIENCING THE BEATLES : A LISTENER
by Halpin, Brooke, author.
782.4216 HAL
Starting an undeniable revolution, the Beatles took pop culture by storm, shook up the recording industry, and provided a soundtrack for the lives of millions of American teenagers. No band would ever come close to the mania inspired by these four Liverpudlian exports. Brooke Halpin takes readers on a comprehensive tour behind the masterful instrumentation, timeless (yet sometimes mysterious) lyrics, and experimental recording techniques of the Beatles, American releases from 1964 through 1970. Halpin explores the rock covers from which the four lads launched their careers the original rock 'n roll and love songs that fueled Beatlemania the theatrical, psychedelic, world music, and orchestral elements which continually surprised audiences about the depths of the band's talents, and the guest musicians whose contributions remain unknown to many listeners. Adding to the song analyses are personal vignettes to transport the reader back in time to experience the excitement of hearing the Beatles for the first time. Through their music, lyrics, and playful antics on stage and screen as well as in real life, the Beatles encapsulated the ups and downs of 1960s America. Halpin uncovers how the Beatles' music continues to be relevant to today's audiences, revealing little known facts and drawing exciting conclusions about the band, their eventual breakup, and their undiminished fame.
EXTREME CITIES : THE PERIL AND PROMISE OF URBAN LIFE IN THE AGE OF CLIMATE CHANGE
"How will climate change affect our lives? Where will its impacts be most deeply felt? Are we doing enough to protect ourselves from the coming chaos? In Extreme Cities, Ashley Dawson argues that cities are ground zero for climate change, contributing the lion's share of carbon to the atmosphere, while also lying on the frontlines of rising sea levels. Today, the majority of the world's megacities are located in coastal zones, yet few of them are adequately prepared for the floods that will increasingly menace their shores. Instead, most continue to develop luxury waterfront condos for the elite and industrial facilities for corporations. These not only intensify carbon emissions, but also place coastal residents at greater risk when water levels rise. In Extreme Cities, Dawson offers an alarming portrait of the future of our cities, describing the efforts of Staten Island, New York, and Shishmareff, Alaska residents to relocate Holland's models for defending against the seas and the development of New York City before and after Hurricane Sandy. Our best hope lies not with fortified sea walls, he argues. Rather, it lies with urban movements already fighting to remake our cities in a more just and equitable way. As much a harrowing study as a call to arms Extreme Cities is a necessary read for anyone concerned with the threat of global warming, and of the cities of the world."-- Publisher's description.
THE FATE OF ROME : CLIMATE, DISEASE AND THE END OF AN EMPIRE
by Harper, Kyle, 1979- author.
937.06 HAR
A sweeping new history of how climate change and disease helped bring down the Roman Empire Here is the monumental retelling of one of the most consequential chapters of human history: the fall of the Roman Empire. The Fate of Rome is the first book to examine the catastrophic role that climate change and infectious diseases played in the collapse of Rome's power--a story of nature's triumph over human ambition. Interweaving a grand historical narrative with cutting-edge climate science and genetic discoveries, Kyle Harper traces how the fate of Rome was decided not just by emperors, soldiers, and barbarians but also by volcanic eruptions, solar cycles, climate instability, and devastating viruses and bacteria. He takes readers from Rome's pinnacle in the second century, when the empire seemed an invincible superpower, to its unraveling by the seventh century, when Rome was politically fragmented and materially depleted. Harper describes how the Romans were resilient in the face of enormous environmental stress, until the besieged empire could no longer withstand the combined challenges of a "little ice age" and recurrent outbreaks of bubonic plague. A poignant reflection on humanity's intimate relationship with the environment, The Fate of Rome provides a sweeping account of how one of history's greatest civilizations encountered, endured, yet ultimately succumbed to the cumulative burden of nature's violence. The example of Rome is a timely reminder that climate change and germ evolution have shaped the world we inhabit--in ways that are surprising and profound.
THE FEARLESS PATH : A RADICAL AWAKENING TO EMOTIONAL HEALING AND INNER PEACE
"Leah Guy believes that disconnection is the root of all fear, and the attempt at letting go causes more problems than it solves. Debunking the myth of detachment and other popular New Age ideologies, she emphasizes that there's no escapism in emotional healing. Rather, the process is about putting the personal pieces of your heart, mind, and soul back together again. The Fearless Path offers a radical approach that will heal trauma, fear, heartache, and mental and physical health. Overcoming anxiety, sexual abuse, eating disorders, and addiction using the principles in this book, Leah has spent her life helping others find relief and freedom from personal afflictions. In The Fearless Path, you will learn: Why "letting go" is the worst advice for healing, and how to really move on. How to understand the stories your energy system tells about your mind, body, and spirit and how to rewrite the script. How to transform fear and anxiety into love and inner peace. Why the law of attraction isn't all it's cracked up to be. Find strength and serenity in the midst of a personal storm."-- Provided by publisher.
FIRE ON THE TRACK : BETTY ROBINSON AND THE TRIUMPH OF THE EARLY OLYMPIC WOMEN
"The inspiring and irresistible true story of the women who broke barriers and finish-line ribbons in pursuit of Olympic Gold When Betty Robinson assumed the starting position at the 1928 Olympic Games in Amsterdam, she was participating in what was onlyher fourth-ever organized track meet. She crossed the finish line as a gold medalist and the fastest woman in the world. This improbable athletic phenom was an ordinary high school student, discovered running for a train in rural Illinois mere months before her Olympic debut. Amsterdam made her a star. But at the top of her game, her career (and life) almost came to a tragic end when a plane she and her cousin were piloting crashed. So dire was Betty's condition that she was taken to the local morgue only upon the undertaker's inspection was it determined she was still breathing. Betty, once a natural runner who always coasted to victory, soon found herself fighting to walk. While Betty was recovering, the other women of Track and Field were given thechance to shine in the Los Angeles Games, building on Betty's pioneering role as the first female Olympic champion in the sport. These athletes became more visible and more accepted, as stars like Babe Didrikson and Stella Walsh showed the world what women could do. And--miraculously--through grit and countless hours of training, Betty earned her way onto the 1936 Olympic team, again locking her sights on gold as she and her American teammates went up against the German favorites in Hitler's Berlin. Told in vivid detail with novelistic flair, Fire on the Track is an unforgettable portrait of these trailblazers in action"-- Provided by publisher.
FIRST FOUNDING FATHER : RICHARD HENRY LEE AND THE CALL TO INDEPENDENCE
A portrait of Richard Henry Lee illuminates his role in securing political and diplomatic victories in the Revolutionary War, his efforts to unite the colonial government, and his negotiations with French supporters to obtain essential arms.
FIRST TIME EVER : A MEMOIR
by Seeger, Peggy, 1935- author.
B SEEGER
Peggy Seeger is one of folk music's most influential artists and songwriters. Born in New York City in 1935, she enjoyed a childhood steeped in music and left-wing politics, they remain her lifeblood. After college, she traveled to Russia and China, against US advice, before arriving in London, where she met the man with whom she would raise three children and share the next thirty-three years: Ewan MacColl. Together, they helped lay the foundations of the British folk revival, through the influential Critics Group and the landmark BBC Radio Ballads series. And as Ewan's muse, she inspired one of the twentieth century's most popular love songs, "The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face". With a clear eye and generous spirit, Peggy writes of a roller-coaster life, of birth and abortion, sex and infidelity, devotion and betrayal, in a luminous, beautifully realized account.
A FIRST-CLASS CATASTROPHE : THE ROAD TO BLACK MONDAY, THE WORST DAY IN WALL STREET HISTORY
Presents a cautionary account of the stock-market crash of 1987 that reveals longtime contributing factors, the ways the crash threatened the entire U.S. financial system, and the unexpected heroes who prevented a worse disaster.
FRANKLIN D  ROOSEVELT : A POLITICAL LIFE
by Dallek, Robert, author.
B ROOSEVELT
"A portrait of the thirty-second president focuses on his career as a politician and dealmaker whose unusual skills served to unite divided factions, initiate essential reforms, and transform America into an international superpower."-- Provided by publisher.
FRIENDS DIVIDED : JOHN ADAMS AND THOMAS JEFFERSON
by Wood, Gordon S., author.
973.3092 WOO
"From the great historian of the American Revolution, NYT-bestselling and Pulitzer-winning Gordon Wood, comes a majestic dual biography of two of America's most enduringly fascinating figures, whose partnership helped birth a nation, and whose subsequentfalling out did much to fix its course. Thomas Jefferson and John Adams could scarcely have come from more different worlds, or been more different in temperament. Jefferson, the optimist with enough faith in the innate goodness of his fellow man to be democracy's champion, was an aristocratic Southern slaveowner, while Adams, the overachiever from New England's rising middling classes, painfully aware he was no aristocrat, was a skeptic about popular rule and a defender of a more elitist view of government. They worked closely in the crucible of revolution, crafting the Declaration of Independence and leading, with Franklin, the diplomatic effort that brought France into the fight. But ultimately, their profound differences would lead to a fundamental crisis, in their friendship and in the nation writ large, as they became the figureheads of two entirely new forces, the first American political parties." -- Provided by publisher.
FROM CLASSIC TO CONTEMPORARY : DECORATING WITH CULLMAN & KRAVIS
Interior design firm Cullman & Kravis infuses traditional interiors with a modern perspective, embracing historicism and referencing a wide range of cultures and contemporary design motifs. In From Classic to Contemporary: Decorating with Cullman & Kravis, Ellie Cullman and Tracey Pruzan explore the lessons from modernism that add a new and welcome dynamism to the firm's most recent projects, both traditional and modern. "We believe in the alchemy of old and new," observes Ellie Cullman, founder and principal of Cullman & Kravis. "We approach every project with the rigor of a jigsaw puzzle, but with the desire to create a magnificent tapestry." Cullman and Pruzan share how the venerable interior design firm applies principles of modernism to add a new and welcome tension to their more classical work, while in their more modern schemes, the classic principles of design guide their process. The fourteen distinct projects in this book are collaborations between Ellie Cullman and her partners Lee Cavanaugh, Sarah Ramsey, Claire Ratliff, and Alyssa Urban. Running the gamut from modest revisions to ground-up construction and complete renovations, these interiors include a sumptuous New York City duplex that is a clever mix of traditional furnishings and an impressive contemporary art collection a glass-clad modern Miami villa with vivid colors and bold prints an oceanfront Palm Beach house with museum-quality art and antiques an historic Westchester estate once owned by Brooke Astor and Ellie Cullman's own home, whose "refresh"ť illustrates how to renew, modernize, and reinvigorate any project.
GEORGE ROMNEY : AN AMERICAN LIFE :
by Foster, Patrick R., author.
B ROMNEY
"George W. Romney was a remarkable person. As Chairman of American Motors Corporation from 1954-1962, he saved that company from sure destruction and led it to its greatest success. He later became the most popular governor in Michigan history, a Republican stalwart beloved in a Democratic state. He ran for the presidency in 1967 and served as Secretary of HUD in the first Nixon administration before leaving over concerns about the president. More than a mere list of accomplishments, he also lived a romantic, heroic life. While still a child his family was chased out of their home in Mexico, becoming homeless refugees living in poverty. Even after the family reestablished itself in the United States, they lived a hand-to-mouth existence, but Romney never lost hope. He believed that in America anyone could rise above their humble origins and accomplish anything they wanted to. He went from being a farmhand and carpenter to becoming the most famous CEO of his era. Seen as a steady, wholesome sort, he rashly quit college to win the hand of a beautiful Hollywood starlet he loved intensely. In this book you ll learn the story of one of the most remarkable men of the 20th-century, a man who combined sheer moral force with hard-driving determination to succeed. Honest, truthful, hard-working and decent, Romney was the sort of person who comes along rarely, and leaves us too soon. His type sets the standard by which others are judged. And for that we can be grateful." --Back cover.
THE GHOSTS OF LANGLEY : INTO THE CIA
by Prados, John, author.
327.1273 PRA
The Ghosts of Langley is a provocative and panoramic new history of the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) that tells the story of the Agency through the eyes of key figures in CIA history and its covert actions around the world. Drawing on a wealth of newly declassified documents, celebrated historian of intelligence John Prados throws fresh light on classic agency operations such as the Bay of Pigs, and discerns a disturbing continuum from the practice of covert actions from Iran in the 1950s, Chile and Vietnam in the 1970s, and Central America in the 1980s to the current secret wars in the Muslim world. Prados delves into early Agency history to show that spy chief legends including Allen Dulles and Frank Wisner were masters of obfuscation who shielded the agency from government probing, to the extent that they have cast a ghostly shadow over their bureaucratic descendants. Thanks to these legendary spymasters, over the seven decades since its creation the CIA has slowly decoupled itself from government accountability, going rogue in a series of highly troubling and even criminal ventures that reach their tragic apotheosis with the secret overseas prisons and torture programs of the War on Terror.
GOD, FAITH, AND REASON
by Savage, Michael, 1942- author.
230 SAV
"The conservative radio host shares his experiences with faith and spirituality, as well as his thoughts on religion and the Judeo-Christian basis of American culture that he has committed himself to preserve." -- Provided by publisher.
GOLD DUST WOMAN : THE BIOGRAPHY OF STEVIE NICKS
by Davis, Stephen, 1947- author.
B NICKS
"An in-depth portrait of the classic rock artist includes coverage of such topics as her role in the stardom of Fleetwood Mac, the affairs that inspired her greatest songs, her struggles with addiction and her successful solo career." -- Provided by publisher.
THE GREAT GASBAG : AN A-TO-Z STUDY GUIDE TO SURVIVING TRUMP WORLD
The beloved comedian and irreverent star of The View presents a satirical, alphabetical series of essays lampooning "The Orange One" and his administration, sharing lighthearted entries that include "G is for Gold," "P is for Pence" and "T is for Tweets."
THE GREAT HALIFAX EXPLOSION : A WORLD WAR I STORY OF TREACHERY, TRAGEDY, AND EXTRAORDINARY HEROISM
From the acclaimed New York Times bestselling author, a gripping narrative-nonfiction account of the worlds largest manmade explosion before the atomic bomb.
THE GREAT JAZZ AND POP VOCAL ALBUMS
by Friedwald, Will, 1961- author.
782.4216 FRI
From the author of A Biographical Guide to the Great Jazz and Pop Singers--an illuminating, deeply personal survey of the greatest twentieth-century jazz and pop albums: the gold standard for generations of musicians, singers, and listeners. Each of the fifty-seven albums Will Friedwald discusses here captures the artist at the best, though not necessarily the expected, moment of her or his career. Here are first albums (Marilyn Maye's Meet Marvelous Marilyn Maye) and final works (Fred Astaire's The Astaire Story). Here are albums by veteran singers entering new phases (Peggy Lee's Black Coffee, Nina Simone's Nina Simone and Piano!, Carmen McRae's As Time Goes By: Live at the Dug) albums from artists who dazzle with their typical sound (Ella Fitzgerald's Lullabies of Birdland) and albums from the likes of Frank Sinatra that mark milestones in the history of American musical culture. Friedwald considers how singers and musicians shaped and organized their extraordinary collections of songs, revealing personal stories of the singers' successes and failures, both before and after their groundbreaking albums, appraising each album by balancing his opinions with those of fellow musicians, listeners, and critics. A monumental achievement, The Great Jazz and Pop Vocal Albums will be a must-read for all lovers of American jazz and popular music.
GROWING UP FISHER : MUSINGS, MEMORIES, AND MISADVENTURES
by Fisher, Joely, 1967- author
B FISHER
Actress, director, entertainer Joely Fisher invites readers backstage, into the intimate world of her career and family with this hilarious, irreverent, down-to-earth memoir filled with incredible, candid stories about her life, her famous parents, and how the loss of her unlikely hero, sister Carrie Fisher, ignited the writer in her. Growing up in an iconic Hollywood Dynasty, Joely Fisher knew a show business career was her destiny. The product of world-famous crooner Eddie Fisher and '60s sex kitten Connie Stevens, she struggled with her own identity and place in the world on the way to a decades-long career as an acclaimed actress, singer, and director. Now, Joely shares her unconventional coming of age and stories of the family members and co-stars dearest to her heart, while stripping bare her own misadventures. In Growing Up Fisher, she recalls the beautifully bizarre twist of fate by which she spent a good part of her childhood next door to Debbie Reynolds. She speaks frankly about the realities of Hollywood, the fame and fortune, the constant scrutiny. Throughout, she celebrates the anomaly of a two-decade marriage in the entertainment industry, and the joys and challenges of parenting five children, while dishing on what it takes to survive and thrive in the unrelenting glow of celebrity. She speaks frankly about how the loss of her sister Carrie Fisher became a source of artistic inspiration. Fisher's memoir, with never-before-seen photos, will break and warm your heart.
HANK AND JIM : THE FIFTY-YEAR FRIENDSHIP OF HENRY FONDA AND JAMES STEWART
Traces the fifty-year friendship between Henry Fonda and Jimmy Stewart, offering insights into their differences and commonalities while exploring how their friendship shaped such memorable collaborations as "The Grapes of Wrath" and "Twelve Angry Men.".
HARVEY : DEVASTATION, COURAGE, AND RECOVERY IN THE EYE OF THE STORM
Chronicles the devastation of Hurricane Harvey on Texas.
HELL TO PAY : OPERATION DOWNFALL AND THE INVASION OF JAPAN 1945-1947
by Giangreco, D. M., 1952- author.
940.5425 GIA
This revised edition of Hell to Pay expands on several areas covered in the previous book and deals with three new topics: U.S.-Soviet cooperation in the war against Imperial Japan U.S., Soviet, and Japanese plans for the invasion and defense of the northernmost Home Island of Hokkaido and Operation Blacklist, the three-phase insertion of American occupation forces into Japan. It also contains additional text, relevant archival material, supplemental photos, and new maps, making this the definitive edition of an important historical work.
HITLER IN LOS ANGELES : HOW JEWS FOILED NAZI PLOTS AGAINST HOLLYWOOD AND AMERICA
No American city was more important to the Nazis than Los Angeles, home to Hollywood, the greatest propaganda machine in the world. The Nazis plotted to kill the city's Jews and to sabotage the nation's military installations: plans existed for hanging twenty prominent Hollywood figures such as Al Jolson, Charlie Chaplin, and Samuel Goldwyn for driving through Boyle Heights and machine-gunning as many Jews as possible and for blowing up defense installations and seizing munitions from National Guard armories along the Pacific Coast. U.S. law enforcement agencies were not paying close attention--preferring to monitor Reds rather than Nazis--and only Leon Lewis and his daring ring of spies stood in the way. From 1933 until the end of World War II, attorney Leon Lewis, the man Nazis would come to call "the most dangerous Jew in Los Angeles," ran a spy operation comprised of military veterans and their wives who infiltrated every Nazi and fascist group in Los Angeles. Often rising to leadership positions, this daring ring of spies uncovered and foiled the Nazi's disturbing plans for death and destruction. Featuring a large cast of Nazis, undercover agents, and colorful supporting players, Hitler in Los Angeles, by acclaimed historian Steven J. Ross, tells the story of Lewis's daring spy network in a time when hate groups had moved from the margins to the mainstream.
HITLER, MY NEIGHBOR : MEMORIES OF A JEWISH CHILDHOOD, 1929-1939
"An eminent historian recounts the Nazi rise to power from his unique perspective as a young Jewish boy in Munich, living with Adolf Hitler as his neighbor. Watching events unfold from his window, Edgar bore witness to the Night of the Long Knives, the Anschluss, and Kristallnacht. Jews were arrested his father was imprisoned at Dachau. In 1939 Edgar was sent on his own to England, where he would make a new life, a career, have a family, and strive to forget the nightmare of his past--a past that came rushing back when he decided, at the age of eighty-eight, to tell the story of his buried childhood and his infamous neighbor"--Provided by publisher.
THE HOME COOK : RECIPES TO KNOW BY HEART
by Guarnaschelli, Alex, 1969- author.
641.5973 GUA
For Alex Guarnaschelli, whose mother edited the seminal 1997 edition of The Joy of Cooking, which defined the food of the late twentieth century, a life in food and cookbooks was almost predestined. Now an accomplished chef and author in her own right (and mom to a young daughter), Alex pens a cookbook for the way we eat today. For generations raised on vibrant, international flavors and supermarkets stocked with miso paste, harissa, and other bold condiments and ingredients, here are 300 recipes to replace their parents, Chicken Marbella.-- adapted from Amazon description.
HOMEMADE HOLIDAY
by Pester, Sophie, author.
745.5941 PES
"Bring the magic of a handmade Christmas into your home with 40 projects for gifts, decorations, and homemade wrapping paper. Save time and money with the festive craft projects in Homemade Holiday. Clear, step-by-step instructions guide readers to create fresh flower garlands, bake edible gift tags, make homemade bath salts, and paint authentic tree ornaments. With last-minute ideas and lots of inspiration, this book will help you wrap up gift-giving and decorating for the holiday season."-- Amazon.com.
THE HOUSE THAT PINTEREST BUILT
by Keaton, Diane, author, creative director.
Q 747 KEA
The House that Pinterest Built defines what home and house mean to the celebrated movie star, who is known for her love affair with houses and design. Filled with ideas that reveal a personal yet engaging aesthetic, this volume includes compelling photos from Keaton's past homes and those she admires, as well as a multitude of details from every corner of those spaces and objects that excite and inspire the house designer and dreamer, dramatic staircases and magical light fixtures, film stills and book covers, pottery and art, drawn from the visual treasure trove known as Pinterest and Keaton's private collection, as she creates and designs her newest house. Rich imagery is accompanied by Keaton's ideas for selecting furniture, kitchen layout, and bedroom design she talks about the importance of lighting in the bathroom and why the living room needs to be reimagined. Beyond the interior, she explores curb appeal and environmental sensitivity, always with an eye to making home the way it should be, a place of tranquility, a place where one is restored and where one returns to dream again and again. The book culminates in the dream realized, the house she has imagined, designed, and made, now shared with the world for the first time in all-new photography. - Amazon.com.
HOW LANGUAGE BEGAN : THE STORY OF HUMANITY
by Everett, Daniel Leonard, author.
401 EVE
How Language Began ultimately explains what we know, what we'd like to know, and what we likely never will know about how humans went from mere communication to language. Based on nearly forty years of fieldwork, Everett debunks long-held theories by some of histor's greatest thinkers, from Plato to Chomsky. The result is an invaluable study of what makes us human. -- Goodreads.
HOW THE STOCK MARKET WORKS : A BEGINNER
by Becket, Michael (Michael Ivan H.), author.
332.64 BEC
HOW TO BUILD A SKYSCRAPER
by Hill, John, author.
ARCH 720.483 HIL
"45 skyscrapers are examined for their pioneering technology, sustainability, and other characteristics that set them apart. Each building is presented with a large photograph with cross-section drawings plus fact boxes listing location, year of completion, height, stories, primary functions, owner/developer, architect, structural engineer, and construction firm. The buildings examined are distributed over the world's most developed regions of North America, Europe, Asia, and Australia."-- Provided by publisher.
HOW TO COOK EVERYTHING VEGETARIAN : SIMPLE MEATLESS RECIPES FOR GREAT FOOD
The ultimate guide to meatless meals, completely updated and better than ever.
HOW TO GROW MORE VEGETABLES* (AND FRUITS, NUTS, BERRIES, GRAINS, AND OTHER CROPS) *THAN YOU EVER THOUGHT POSSIBLE ON LESS LAND WITH LESS WATER THAN YOU CAN IMAGINE
Presents the basic principles of biointensive gardening with tips on what to grow, preparing growing beds, and planning and planting crops.
HOW TO INSTANT POT : MASTERING ALL THE FUNCTIONS OF THE ONE POT THAT WILL CHANGE THE WAY YOU COOK
"Filled with 100 easy, creative recipes, including Beef Barbacoa Tacos, Lemon-thyme Steamed Shrimp, Wheat Berries 3 Ways and many more, a guide to the Instant Pot multipurpose cooker makes use of the popular appliance that is a slow cooker, pressure cooker, rice cooker, saute pan and more all in one."-- Provided by publisher.
HOW TO MAKE YOUR MONEY LAST : THE INDISPENSABLE RETIREMENT GUIDE
"With How to Make Your Money Last, you will learn how to turn your retirement savings into a steady paycheck that will last for life. Today, people worry that they're going to run out of money in their older age. That won't happen if you use a few tricks for squeezing higher payments from your assets--from your Social Security account (find the hidden values there), pension (monthly income or lump sum?), home equity (sell and invest the proceeds or take a reverse mortgage?), savings (should you buy a lifetime annuity?), and retirement accounts (how to invest and--critically--how much to withdraw from your savings each year?). The right moves will not only raise the amount you have to spend, they'll stretch out your money over many more years. You will also learn to look at your savings and investments in a new way. If you stick with super-safe choices the money might not last. You need safe money to help pay the bills in your early retirement years. But to ensure that you'll still have spending money 10 and 20 years from now, you have to invest for growth, today. Quinn shows you how. At a time when people are living longer, yet retiring with a smaller pot of savings than they'd hoped for, this book will become the essential guide"-- Provided by publisher.
HOW WE EAT WITH OUR EYES AND THINK WITH OUR STOMACH : THE HIDDEN INFLUENCES THAT SHAPE YOUR EATING HABITS
"Drawing from the latest research from behavioral psychology, biology, and neuroscience, journalist Melanie Muhl and psychologist Diana von Kopp answer the questions: Why do we like the foods we like? Is raw food healthier than cooked food? Why do people overeat? and many more. Through carefully considered investigations into our known and unknown food habits, How We Eat with Our Eyes and Think with Our Stomachs invites us to question not only the food that we eat, but every decision that determines how we interact with our bodies." -- Provided by publisher.
HUMAN BY DESIGN : FROM EVOLUTION BY CHANCE TO TRANSFORMATION BY CHOICE
"Human by Design invites you on a journey beyond Darwin's theory of evolution, beginning with the fact that we exist as we do, even more empowered, and more connected with ourselves and the world, than scientists have believed possible. In one of the great ironies of the modern world, the science that was expected to solve life's mysteries has done just the opposite. New discoveries have led to more unanswered questions, created deeper mysteries, and brought us to the brink of forbidden territory when it comes to explaining our origin and existence. These discoveries reveal the following facts: Fact 1. Our origin--Modern humans appeared suddenly on earth approximately 200,000 years ago, with the advanced brain, nervous system, and capabilities that set them apart from all other known forms of life already developed, rather than having developed slowly and gradually over a long periods of time. Fact 2. Missing physical evidence--The relationships shown on the conventional tree of human evolution are speculative connections only. While they are believed to exist, a 150-year search has failed to produce the physical evidence that confirms the relationships shown on the evolutionary family tree. Fact 3. New DNA evidence--The comparison of DNA between ancient Neanderthals, previously thought to be our ancestors, and early humans tells us thatwe did not descend from the Neanderthals. Fact 4. A rare DNA fusion--Advanced genome analysis reveals that the DNA that sets us apart from other primates, including in our advanced brain and nervous system, is the result of an ancient and precise fusion of genes occurring in a way that suggests somethingbeyondevolution made our humanness possible. Fact 5. Our extraordinary abilities--We are born with the capacity to self-heal, to self-regulate longevity, to activate an enhanced immune response, and to experience deep intuition, sympathy, empathy, and, ultimately, compassion--and to do each of these on demand. In this book, New York Timesbest-selling author and 2017 Templeton Awa
I CAN
by Taibbi, Matt, author.
363.2308 TAI
A work of riveting literary journalism that explores the roots and repercussions of the infamous killing of Eric Garner by the New York City police.from the bestselling author of The Divide.
ICE CAPADES : A MEMOIR OF FAST LIVING AND TOUGH HOCKEY
"Controversial hockey star Sean Avery's no-holds-barred memoir of high living and bad behavior in the NHLcoupled with the behind-the-scenes glitter of celebrity and media nightlife in New York and LA. As one of the NHLs most polarizing players, Sean Avery turned the rules of professional hockey on its head. For thirteen seasons, Avery played for some of the toughest, most storied franchises in the league, including the Detroit Red Wings, the Los Angeles Kings, and the New York Rangers, making his mark in each city as a player that was sometimes loved, often despised, but always controversial. In Ice Capades, Avery takes his trademark candidness about the world of pro hockey and does for it what Jim Bouton's game-changing Ball Four did for baseball. Avery goes deep inside the sport to reveal every aspect of an athletes life, from what they do with their money and nights off to how they stay sharp and competitive in the league. While playing the talented villain in the NHL, Avery broke far away from his on-ice character in the off-season, and Ice Capades takes the reader inside the other unexpected and unprecedented roles that Avery inhabitedVogue intern, fashion model, advertising executive, restauranteur, gay rights advocate, and many more. Love him or hate him, Sean Avery changed the way professional hockey is played today. Rollickingly honest and compelling throughout, Ice Capades transcends the zsports booky genre and offers a rare, unvarnished glimpse into the world of 21st century hockey through the eyes of one of its most original and memorable players"-- Amazon.com.
IMMUNIZATION : HOW VACCINES BECAME CONTROVERSIAL
by Blume, Stuart S., 1942- author.
614.47 BLU
Vaccines have helped mankind to tackle the dire threat of infectious disease for more than a hundred years. They become key tools of public health and scientists are charged with developing them as quickly as possible to combat the emergence of new diseases like Zika, SARS, and Ebola. But why are growing numbers of parents all over the world now questioning the wisdom of having their children vaccinated? Why have public-sector vaccine producers been sold off? And can we trust the multinational corporations that increasingly dominate vaccine development and production? In this controversial new book, Stuart Blume argues that the processes of globalization and people's unsatisfied healthcare needs are eroding faith in the institutions producing and providing vaccines. He tells the history of immunization practices, from the work of early pioneers such as Louis Pasteur and Robert Koch to the establishment of the World Health Organization and the introduction of genetic engineering. Immunization exposes the limits of public health authorities while suggesting how they can restore our confidence. Public health experts and all those considering vaccinations should read this timely history.
IMPEACHMENT : A CITIZEN
by Sunstein, Cass R, author.
342.068 SUN
"Cass Sunstein considers actual and imaginable arguments for a president's removal, explaining why some cases are easy and others hard, why some arguments for impeachment are judicious and others not. In direct and approachable terms, he dispels the fog surrounding impeachment so that all Americans may use their ultimate civic authority wisely"-- Provided by publisher.
IN PURSUIT OF MEMORY : THE FIGHT AGAINST ALZHEIMER
by Jebelli, Joseph, author.
616.8311 JEB
A neuroscientist takes readers on a journey around the world and through history, from nineteenth-century Germany to present day India, to examine the science and scientists working to find a cure to Alzheimer's disease.
IN SHOCK : MY JOURNEY FROM DEATH TO RECOVERY AND THE REDEMPTIVE POWER OF HOPE
"The gripping story of a physician who suddenly became a dying patient, and a riveting exploration into the worlds of personal loss and faltering medical care. Dr. Rana Awdish never imagined that an emergency trip to the hospital would result in hemorrhaging nearly all of her blood volume and losing her unborn child. Awdish spent months fighting for her life, enduring consecutive major surgeries and multiple overlapping organ failures. At each step of the way, Awdish faced something even more unexpected: her fellow doctors' inability to truly see or acknowledge the pain of loss and human suffering. This exacting emotional distance was completely at odds with the vision of medicine she had aspired to. Yet, heartbreakingly, she recognized herself in every failure--the product of a culture that had normalized clinical distance and hardwired self-protective barriers into medical training. As she finds herself on the other side of the same partitions she was trained to construct, Awdish artfully illuminates the dysfunction of disconnection for everyone involved. It is through her unflinching examination of the fatal flaws in a well-intentioned but often-misguided standard of care that Awdish achieves a crystalline vision of a different and better possibility for us all. Shatteringly personal yet wholly universal, In Shock offers a brave road map for anyone navigating illness and presents physicians with a new paradigm and rationale for cultivating emotional bonds with their patients."--Jacket.
IN THE LANGUAGE OF MY CAPTOR
by McCrae, Shane, 1975- author.
811.6 MCC
Acclaimed poet Shane McCrae's latest collection is a book about freedom told through stories of captivity. Historical persona poems and a prose memoir at the center of the book address the illusory freedom of both black and white Americans. In the book's three sequences, McCrae explores the role mass entertainment plays in oppression, he confronts the myth that freedom can be based upon the power to dominate others, and, in poems about the mixed-race child adopted by Jefferson Davis in the last year of the Civil War, he interrogates the infrequently examined connections between racism and love.
THE INNER LIFE OF ANIMALS : LOVE, GRIEF, AND COMPASSION : SURPRISING OBSERVATIONS OF A HIDDEN WORLD
Presents a revelatory exploration of the diverse emotional intelligence of animals as demonstrated in stories about loving pigs, cheating magpies, scheming roosters, and rats who regret bad choices.
INSOMNIAC DREAMS : EXPERIMENTS WITH TIME
by Nabokov, Vladimir Vladimirovich, 1899-1977, author.
813.54 NAB
First publication of an index-card diary in which Nabokov recorded sixty-four dreams and subsequent daytime episodes, allowing the reader a glimpse of his innermost life.
INVENTING JOY : DARE TO BUILD A BRAVE & CREATIVE LIFE
by Mangano, Joy, author.
B MANGANO
"The visionary entrepreneur and inventor shares an inspirational blueprint for promoting personal success and fulfillment, sharing stories from her childhood, family, and career experiences that illustrate how healthier perspectives can significantly improve one's life." -- Provided by publisher.
ISLAND OF THE BLUE FOXES : DISASTER AND TRIUMPH ON THE WORLD
The story of the world's largest, longest, and best financed scientific expedition of all time, triumphantly successful, gruesomely tragic, and never before fully told The immense 18th-century scientific journey, variously known as the Second Kamchatka Expedition or the Great Northern Expedition, from St. Petersburg across Siberia to the coast of North America, involved over 3,000 people and cost Peter the Great over one-sixth of his empire's annual revenue. Until now recorded only in academic works, this 10-year venture, led by the legendary Danish captain Vitus Bering and including scientists, artists, mariners, soldiers, and laborers, discovered Alaska, opened the Pacific fur trade, and led to fame, shipwreck, and "one of the most tragic and ghastly trials of suffering in the annals of maritime and arctic history."
IT TAKES A TRIBE : BUILDING THE TOUGH MUDDER MOVEMENT
by Dean, Will, author.
796.426 DEA
"After five years as a British counterterrorism officer and two years at Harvard Business School, Dean was determined not to follow his classmates to Wall Street or Silicon Valley. Instead, he pursued his unique vision for an extreme obstacle course: a ten- to twelve-mile gauntlet pushing participants to their limits and helping them surpass those limits together. Instead of cutthroat competition, Tough Mudder would be about continual self-improvement and collective energy"--Amazon.com.
IT
by Jacobs, A. J., 1968- author.
929.1 JAC
"Traces the author's three-year investigation into what constitutes family, describing how, after receiving an e-mail from a stranger who claimed to be a distant cousin, he embarked on an effort to build the biggest family tree in history." -- Provided by publisher.
JAMIE OLIVER
by Oliver, Jamie, 1975- author.
641.5686 OLI
JEWISH COMEDY : A SERIOUS HISTORY
by Dauber, Jeremy Asher, author.
809.7935 DAU
An account of Jewish humor describes its nature, its development, and its vital role in the history of the Jewish people.
JOAN RIVERS CONFIDENTIAL : THE UNSEEN SCRAPBOOKS, JOKE CARDS, PERSONAL FILES, AND PHOTOS OF A VERY FUNNY WOMAN WHO KEPT EVERYTHING
"Pays tribute to the beloved comedian’s extraordinary life and career through never-before-seen memorabilia." -- Provided by publisher.
KIDS THESE DAYS : HUMAN CAPITAL AND THE MAKING OF MILLENNIALS
by Harris, Malcolm, author.
305.242 HAR
"A Millennial's groundbreaking investigation into why his generation is economically worse off than their parents, creating a radical and devastating portrait of what it means to be young in America. Millennials have been called lazy, entitled, narcissistic, and immature, but when you push aside the stereotypes, what actually unites this generation? The short answer: They've been had. Millennials are the hardest working and most educated generation in American history. They have poured unprecedented amounts of time and money into preparing themselves for the twenty-first-century workforce. Yet they are poorer, more medicated, more precariously employed, and have less of a social safety net than their parents or grandparents. Kids These Days asks why, and answers with a radical, brilliant, data-driven analysis of the economic and cultural forces that have shaped Millennial lives. Examining broad trends like runaway student debt, the rise of the intern, mass incarceration, social media, and more, Harris shows us a generation conditioned from birth to treat their lives and their efforts-their very selves and futures-as human capital to be invested. But what happens when children raised as investments grow up? Why are young people paying such a high price to train themselves for a system that exploits them? How can Millennials change or transcend what's been made of them? Gripping, mercilessly argued, deeply informed, and moving fluidly between critical theory, political policy, and pop culture, Kids These Days will wake you up, make you angry, and change how you see your place in the world. This is essential reading-not only for Millennials, but for anyone ready to take a hard look at how we got here and where we're headed if we don't change course fast"-- Provided by publisher.
KINGS PARK
by Harris, Bradley, author.
974.725 KIN
KISS THE GROUND : A FOOD REVOLUTIONARY
"Discover the hidden power soil has to reverse climate change, and how a regenerative farming diet not only delivers us better health and wellness, but also rebuilds our most precious resource--the very ground that feeds us. Josh Tickell, one of America's most celebrated documentary filmmakers and director of Fuel, has dedicated most of his life to saving the environment. Now, in Kiss the Ground, he explains an incredible truth: by changing our diets to a soil-nourishing, regenerative agriculture diet, we can reverse global warming, harvest healthy, abundant food, and eliminate the poisonous substances that are harming our children, pets, bodies, and ultimately our planet. Through fascinating and accessible interviews with celebrity chefs, ranchers, farmers, and top scientists, this remarkable book, soon to be a full-length documentary film narrated by Woody Harrelson, will teach you how to become an agent in humanity's single most important and time sensitive mission. Reverse climate change and effectively save the world--all through the choices you make in how and what to eat"-- Provided by publisher.
KNOW-IT-ALL CHEMISTRY : THE 50 MOST ELEMENTAL CONCEPTS IN CHEMISTRY, EACH EXPLAINED IN UNDER A MINUTE
Breaks the subject down into the 50 most significant ideas to help you understand the nature of matter, explaining each using 300 words and an image (From back cover).
KOREA REBORN : A GRATEFUL NATION HONORS WAR VETERANS FOR 60 YEARS OF GROWTH
Beginning with the events that led up to the war, through the ensuing battlefields across the Korean Peninsula, and ultimately the transformation from a war-torn country into a vibrant, prosperous nation, this book encapsulates why freedom is worth fighting for. -- provided by the publisher.
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by Lebovitz, David, author.
B LEBOVITZ
"A chef buys an apartment in Paris and endures the headaches and excitement of renovating his own corner of paradise in the City of Light"-- Provided by publisher.;"Bestselling author and world-renowned chef David Lebovitz continues to mine the rich subject of his evolving ex-pat life in Paris, using his perplexing experiences in apartment renovation as a launching point for stories about French culture, food, and what it means to revamp one's life. Includes dozens of new recipes. When David Lebovitz began the project of updating his apartment in his adopted home city, he never imagined he would encounter so much inexplicable red tape while contending with the famously inconsistent European work ethic and hours. Lebovitz maintains his distinctive sense of humor with the help of his partner Romain, peppering this renovation story with recipes from his Paris kitchen. In the midst of it all, he reveals the adventure that accompanies carving out a place for yourself in a foreign country--under baffling conditions--while never losing sight of the magic that inspired him to move to the City of Light many years ago, and to truly make his home there"-- Provided by publisher.
LAPTOPS FOR SENIORS IN EASY STEPS : WINDOWS 10
by Vandome, Nick, author.
004.165 VAN
Laptops have often been seen as the domain mainly of students and businessmen. However, they are also an excellent option for senior users: their mobility means that they can be used in any location and with the advent of wireless technology they can be used in a variety of public places to surf the Web or keep in touch with family and friends. Laptops for Seniors in easy steps is updated to cover the Windows 10 Creators Update edition (releasing April 2017), and shows how these portable computers are ideal for seniors.
THE LAST GIRL : MY STORY OF CAPTIVITY, AND MY FIGHT AGAINST THE ISLAMIC STATE
"In this intimate memoir of survival, a former captive of the Islamic State tells her harrowing and ultimately inspiring story. Nadia Murad was born and raised in Kocho, a small village of farmers and shepherds in northern Iraq. A member of the Yazidi community, she and her brothers and sisters lived a quiet life. Nadia had dreams of becoming a history teacher or opening her own beauty salon. On August 15th, 2014, when Nadia was just twenty-one years old, this life ended. Islamic State militants massacred the people of her village, executing men who refused to convert to Islam and women too old to become sex slaves. Six of Nadia's brothers were killed, and her mother soon after, their bodies swept into mass graves. Nadia was taken to Mosul and forced, along with thousands of other Yazidi girls, into the ISIS slave trade. Nadia would be held captive by several militants and repeatedly raped and beaten. Finally, she managed a narrow escape through the streets of Mosul, finding shelter in the home of a Sunni Muslim family whose eldest son risked his life to smuggle her to safety. Today, Nadia's story--as a witness to the Islamic State's brutality, a survivor of rape, a refugee, a Yazidi--has forced the world to pay attention to the ongoing genocide in Iraq. It is a call to action, a testament to the human will to survive, and a love letter to a lost country, a fragile community, and a family torn apart by war"-- Provided by publisher.
THE LAST REPUBLICANS : INSIDE THE EXTRAORDINARY RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN GEORGE H W  BUSH AND GEORGE W  BUSH
A groundbreaking look at the lives of George H. W. Bush and George W. Bush, the most consequential father-son pair in American history, often in their own words. offers revealing and often moving portraits of the forty-first and forty-third presidents, as well as an elegy for the Republican "establishment, "which once stood for putting the interests of the nation over those of any single man.
THE LAST SHERIFF IN TEXAS : A TRUE TALE OF VIOLENCE AND THE VOTE
by McCollom, James P, author.
976.4117 MCC
LENIN : THE MAN, THE DICTATOR, AND THE MASTER OF TERROR
by Sebestyen, Victor, 1956- author.
B LENIN
"Draws on diaries, memoirs and private letters written by both the controversial dictator and his friends to explore how Vladimir Lenin's personal life, including key relationships with women, shaped his politics and role in launching the Russian Revolution."-- Provided by publisher.
LIONESS : GOLDA MEIR AND THE NATION OF ISRAEL
by Klagsbrun, Francine, author.
B MEIR
The definitive biography of Golda Meir: the iron-willed leader, chain-smoking political operative, and tea-and-cake-serving grandmother who became the fourth prime minister of Israel and one of the most notable women of our time.
LITERALLY ME
by Houts, Julie, author.
818.602 HOU
"A collection of darkly comic illustrated essays chronicles the exploits of "slightly antisocial heroines" in vivid, excruciatingly funny detail..."--Dust jacket.
LIVING IN A MINDFUL UNIVERSE : A NEUROSURGEON
"In Living in a Mindful Universe, the New York Times bestselling author of Proof of Heaven and The Map of Heaven shares his insights into the true nature of consciousness. Embracing his radically new worldview, he began a committed program of personal exploration into nonlocal consciousness. Along the way, he met Karen Newell, who had spent most of her lifetime living the worldview he had only just discovered was possible. Her personal knowledge came from testing various techniques and theories as part of her daily routine. With Living in a Mindful Universe, they teach you how to tap into your greater mind and the power of the heart to facilitate enhancement of healing, relationships, creativity, guidance, and more. Using various modalities related to meditation and mindfulness, you will gain the power to access that infinite source of knowing so vital to us all, ultimately enriching every facet of our lives"--Publisher's description.
A LONG SATURDAY : CONVERSATIONS
by Steiner, George, 1929- interviewee.
410.92 STE
George Steiner is one of the preeminent intellectuals of our time. The Washington Post has declared that no one else writing on literature can match him as polymath and polyglot, and few can equal the verve and eloquence of his writing, while the New York Times says of his works that the erudition is almost as extraordinary as the prose: dense, knowing, allusive. Reading in many languages, celebrating the survival of high culture in the face of modern barbarisms, Steiner probes the ethics of language and literature with unparalleled grace and authority. A Long Saturday offers intimate insight into the questions that have absorbed him throughout his career. In a stimulating series of conversations, Steiner and journalist Laure Adler discuss a range of topics, including Steiner's boyhood in Vienna and Paris, his education at the University of Chicago and Harvard, and his early years in academia. Books are a touchstone throughout, but Steiner and Adler's conversations also range over music, chess, psychoanalysis, the place of Israel in Jewish life, and beyond. Blending thoughts on subjects of broad interest in the humanities the issue of honoring Richard Wagner and Martin Heidegger in spite of their politics, or Virginia Woolf's awareness of the novel as a multivocal form, for example with personal reflections on life and family, Steiner demonstrates why he is considered one of today's greatest minds. Revealing and exhilarating, A Long Saturday invites readers to pull up a chair and listen in on a conversation with a master.
THE LOST FOUNDING FATHER : JOHN QUINCY ADAMS AND THE TRANSFORMATION OF AMERICAN POLITICS
by Cooper, William J., Jr. (William James), 1940- author.
B ADAMS
The historian author of the award-winning Jefferson Davis, American presents a revisionist profile of the sixth American President to share insights into how his beliefs influenced his fellow Founding Fathers, discussing such topics as his European travels, anti-slavery beliefs and his heroic arguments during the Amistad trial.
MADISON PARK : A PLACE OF HOPE
by Motley, Eric L. (Eric Lamar), 1972- author.
B MOTLEY
A former special assistant to President George W. Bush chronicles his coming of age in a small Alabama community founded by freed slaves, where he learned valuable lessons about helping others, embracing faith, and fighting racial injustice.
MAESTROS AND THEIR MUSIC : THE ART AND ALCHEMY OF CONDUCTING
John Mauceri brings a lifetime of experience to bear in an unprecedented, hugely informative, consistently entertaining exploration of his profession, rich with anecdotes from decades of working alongside the greatest names of the music world. With candor and humor, Mauceri makes clear that conducting is itself a composition: of legacy and tradition, techniques handed down from master to apprentice--and more than a trace of ineffable magic. He reveals how conductors approach a piece of music (a calculated combination of personal interpretation, imagination, and insight into the composer's intent) what it takes to communicate solely through gesture, with sometimes hundreds of performers at once and the occasionally glamorous, often challenging life of the itinerant maestro. Mauceri, who worked closely with Leonard Bernstein for eighteen years, studied with Leopold Stokowski, and was on the faculty of Yale University for fifteen years, is the perfect guide to the allure and theater, passion and drudgery, rivalries and relationships of the conducting life.
THE MAFIA
by Fulsom, Don, author.
973.924 FUL
"Drawing on newly released government tapes, documents, and other fresh information, veteran While House reporter Don Fulsom offers a carefully reported, deeply researched account of Richard Nixon's secret connections to America's top crime lords" -- Publisher's notes.
MAGNITUDE : PICTURING THE SCALE OF THE UNIVERSE
by Arcand, Kimberly K., author.
523.1 ARC
In the tradition of illustrated science bestsellers, like Thing Explainer and harkening back to the classic film The Powers of Ten, this unique, fully-illustrated, four-color book explores and visualizes the concept of scale in our universe. In Magnitude, Kimberly Arcand and Megan Watzke take us on an expansive journey to the limits of size, mass, distance, time, temperature in our universe, from the tiniest particle within the structure of an atom to the most massive galaxy in the universe from the speed at which grass grows (about 2 to 6 inches a month) to the speed of light. Fully-illustrated with four-color drawings and infographics throughout and organized into sections including Size and Amount (Distance, Area, Volume, Mass, Time, Temperature), Motion and Rate (Speed, Acceleration, Density, Rotation), and Phenomena and Processes (Energy, Pressure, Sound, Wind, Computation), Magnitude shows us the scale of our world in a clear, visual way that our relatively medium-sized human brains can easily understand.
MANAGEMENT TIPS : FROM HARVARD BUSINESS REVIEW
A compilation of HBR's "Manager's Tip of the Day," this book is a guide for both emerging leaders and seasoned veterans. Organized into three categories-- managing yourself, managing your team, managing your business-- the book teaches the soft and hard skills that are required to succeed in the workplace. Written by some of the most admired minds in business, the tips will help guide managers through the travails of leadership. Learn a diverse range of skills, from managing your time to inspiring a team and motivating customers.-- Provided by publisher.
MASK OF THE SUN : THE SCIENCE, HISTORY AND FORGOTTEN LORE OF ECLIPSES
by Dvorak, John (John J.), author.
523.78 DVO
Eclipses have stunned, frightened, emboldened and mesmerized people for thousands of years. They were recorded on ancient turtle shells discovered in the Wastes of Yin in China, on clay tablets from Mesopotamia and on the Mayan “Dresden Codex." They are mentioned in Homer’s Iliad and Odyssey and at least eight times in the Bible. Columbus used them to trick people, while Renaissance painter Taddeo Gaddi was blinded by one. Sorcery was banished within the Catholic Church after astrologers used an eclipse to predict a pope’s death. In Mask of the Sun, acclaimed writer John Dvorak the importance of the number 177 and why the ancient Romans thought it was bad to have sexual intercourse during an eclipse (whereas other cultures thought it would be good luck). Even today, pregnant women in Mexico wear safety pins on their underwear during an eclipse. Eclipses are an amazing phenomena—unique to Earth—that have provided the key to much of what we now know and understand about the sun, our moon, gravity, and the workings of the universe. Both entertaining and authoritative, Mask of the Sun reveals the humanism behind the science of both lunar and solar eclipses. With insightful detail and vividly accessible prose, Dvorak provides explanations as to how and why eclipses occur—as well as insight into the forthcoming eclipse of 2017 that will be visible across North America.
MEAN
by Gurba, Myriam, author.
B GURBA
"Myriam Gurba's debut is the bold and hilarious tale of her coming of age as a queer, mixed-race Chicana. Blending radical formal fluidity and caustic humor, Mean turns what might be tragic into piercing, revealing comedy. This is a confident, funny, brassy book that takes the cost of sexual assault, racism, misogyny, and homophobia deadly seriously. We act mean to defend ourselves from boredom and from those who would cut off our breasts. We act mean to defend our clubs and institutions. We act mean because we like to laugh. Being mean to boys is fun and a second-wave feminist duty. Being mean to men who deserve it is a holy mission. Sisterhood is powerful, but being mean is more exhilarating. Being mean isn't for everybody. Being mean is best practiced by those who understand it as an art form. These virtuosos live closer to the divine than the rest of humanity. They're queers. Myriam Gurba is a queer spoken-word performer, visual artist, and writer from Santa Maria, California. She's the author of Dahlia Season (2007, Manic D) which was a finalist for the Lambda Literary Award, Wish You Were Me (2011, Future Tense Books), and Painting Their Portraits in Winter (2015, Manic D). She has toured with Sister Spit and her work has been exhibited at the Museum of Latin American Art in Long Beach. She lives in Long Beach, where she teaches social studies to eighth-graders"-- Provided by publisher.
MEDICARE FOR DUMMIES
368.426 MED
Get up to speed on Medicare! If it's time for you or a loved one to enroll in Medicare, Barry helps you choose among many options to pick the one that's best for you, personally. This guide gives you accurate information that steers you clear of bad advice and costly pitfalls.
MEETINGS WITH REMARKABLE MANUSCRIPTS : TWELVE JOURNEYS INTO THE MEDIEVAL WORLD
"This is a book about why medieval manuscripts matter. The idea for the book, which is entirely new, is to invite the reader into intimate conversations with twelve of the most famous manuscripts in existence and to explore with the author what they tell us about nearly a thousand years of medieval history -- and sometimes about the modern world too. Part travel book, part detective story, part conversation with the reader, Meetings with remarkable manuscripts conveys the fascination and excitement of encountering some of the greatest works of art in our culture which, in the originals, are to most people completely inaccessible."-- Provided by publisher.
MESSIAH : THE COMPOSITION AND AFTERLIFE OF HANDEL
"From Handel's renowned biographer, the story of one of the most celebrated compositions of Western classical music, Handel's famous oratorio, Messiah. In the late summer of 1741, George Frideric Handel, composed an oratorio set to words from the King James Bible, rich in tuneful arias and magnificent choruses. Jonathan Keates recounts the history and afterlife of Messiah, one of the best-loved works in the classical repertoire. He relates the composition's first performances and its relationship with spirituality in the age of the Enlightenment, and examines how Messiah, after Handel's death, became an essential component of our musical canon"--Amazon.com.
MILLENNIALS IN AMERICA
by Scardamalia, Robert, author.
305.235 SCA
This publication provides a wide range of characteristics profiling the demographic, social, and economic status of the millennial generation.
MONTAIGNE IN BARN BOOTS : AN AMATEUR AMBLES THROUGH PHILOSOPHY
by Perry, Michael, 1964- author.
977.5043 PER
The beloved memoirist and bestselling author of Population: 485 reflects on the lessons he’s learned from his unlikely alter ego, French Renaissance philosopher Michel de Montaigne. "The journey began on a gurney," writes Michael Perry, describing the debilitating kidney stone that led him to discover the essays of Michel de Montaigne. Reading the philosopher in a manner he equates to chickens pecking at scraps—including those eye-blinking moments when the bird gobbles something too big to swallow—Perry attempts to learn what he can (good and bad) about himself as compared to a long-dead French nobleman who began speaking Latin at the age of two, went to college instead of kindergarten, worked for kings, and once had an audience with the Pope. Perry "matriculated as a barn-booted bumpkin who still marks a second-place finish in the sixth-grade spelling bee as an intellectual pinnacle . . . and once said hello to Merle Haggard on a golf cart." Written in a spirit of exploration rather than declaration, Montaigne in Barn Boots is a down-to-earth (how do you pronounce that last name?) look into the ideas of a philosopher "ensconced in a castle tower overlooking his vineyard," channeled by a midwestern American writing "in a room above the garage overlooking a disused pig pen." Whether grabbing an electrified fence, fighting fires, failing to fix a truck, or feeding chickens, Perry draws on each experience to explore subjects as diverse as faith, race, sex, aromatherapy, and Prince. But he also champions academics and aesthetics, in a book that ultimately emerges as a sincere, unflinching look at the vital need to be a better person and citizen.
MUSHROOMS : A NATURAL AND CULTURAL HISTORY
by Money, Nicholas P., author.
579.6 MON
MY IPAD
by Rosenzweig, Gary, author.
004.165 ROS
My iPad offers a full-color, fully illustrated resource to using your iPad. Each task is clearly titled and has corresponding visuals that are numbered to match the step they are referring to.
MY IPHONE
by Miser, Brad, author.
004.1675 MIS
Step-by-step instructions with callouts to iPhone images that show you exactly what to do. Help when you run into iPhone problems or limitations. Tips and Notes to help you get the most from your iPhone. Full-color, step-by-step tasks walk you through getting and keeping your iPhone working just the way you want. The tasks include how to: Connect to the Internet, Bluetooth devices, Wi-Fi networks, and other iPhones, iPod touches, and iPads take advantage of AirDrop to instantly share with other iOS and Mac users around you Use Siri to get information, write texts and emails, set reminders/appointments, and more just by speaking to your iPhone Customize your iPhone with folders, wallpaper, ringtones, and much more Use iCloud, Exchange, Google, and other cloud services to keep consistent calendar, contact, and other information on all your devices Communicate via phone, FaceTime, conference calls, text, email, and more Make your text messages come alive by adding Digital Touches and effects and sharing photos and video Get the most out of Safari to browse the Web and Mail to manage all of your email from one Inbox Listen to music, use the Wallet to manage boarding passes and loyalty cards pay for purchases safely and securely with Apple Pay and use other great iPhone apps Capture and edit photos and video use great camera features such as burst, timed and time-lapse video, slow-motion video, and Live Photos View your photos in memories and use them for wallpaper and for your contacts or share them via email, AirDrop, or texts use iCloud to automatically save and share your photos Find, download, install, and use awesome iPhone apps--Amazon.com
THE NEWCOMERS : FINDING REFUGE, FRIENDSHIP, AND HOPE IN AN AMERICAN CLASSROOM
Traces the lives of twenty-two immigrant teens throughout the course of a year at Denver's South High School who attended a specially created English Language Acquisition class and who were helped to adapt through strategic introductions to American culture.
THE NOBEL LECTURE
by Dylan, Bob, 1941- author.
782.4216 DYL
On October 13, 2016, Bob Dylan was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature, recognizing his countless contributions to music and letters over the last fifty years. Some months later, he delivered an acceptance lecture that is now memorialized in book form. In 'The Nobel Lecture', Dylan reflects on his life and experience with literature, providing both a rare artistic statement and an intimate look at a uniquely American icon. From finding inspiration in the music of Buddy Holly and Leadbelly to the works of literature that helped shape his own approach to writing - 'The Odyssey', 'Moby-Dick', and 'All Quiet on the Western Front' - this is Dylan like you've never seen him before.
NOBU : A MEMOIR
by Matsuhisa, Nobuyuki, author.
B MATSUHISA
NOT A CRIME TO BE POOR : THE CRIMINALIZATION OF POVERTY IN AMERICA
by Edelman, Peter B., author.
362.5561 EDE
As former staffer to Robert F. Kennedy and current Georgetown law professor Peter Edelman explains in Not a Crime to Be Poor, Ferguson is everywhere in America today. Through money bail systems, fees and fines, strictly enforced laws and regulations against behavior including trespassing and public urination that largely affect the homeless, and the substitution of prisons and jails for the mental hospitals that have traditionally served the impoverished, in one of the richest countries on Earth we have effectively made it a crime to be poor. Edelman, who famously resigned from the administration of Bill Clinton over welfare "reform," connects the dots between these policies and others including school discipline in poor communities, child support policies affecting the poor, public housing ordinances, addiction treatment, and the specter of public benefits fraud to paint a picture of a mean-spirited, retributive system that seals whole communities into inescapable cycles of poverty.
THE OCEANS : A DEEP HISTORY
by Rohling, Eelco J., author.
577.709 ROH
It has often been said that we know more about the moon than we do about our own oceans. In fact, we know a great deal more about the oceans than many people realize. Scientists know that our actions today are shaping the oceans and climate of tomorrow—and that if we continue to act recklessly, the consequences will be dire. In this timely and accessible book, Eelco Rohling traces the 4.4 billion-year history of Earth’s oceans while also shedding light on the critical role they play in our planet’s climate system. Beginning with the formation of primeval Earth and the earliest appearance of oceans, Rohling takes readers on a journey through prehistory to the present age, vividly describing the major events in the ocean’s evolution—from snowball and greenhouse Earth to the end-Permian mass extinction, the breakup of the Pangaea supercontinent, and the changing climate of today. Along the way, he explores the close interrelationships of the oceans, climate, solid Earth processes, and life, using the context of Earth and ocean history to provide perspective on humankind’s impacts on the health and habitability of our planet—and on what the future may hold for us. An invaluable introduction to the cutting-edge science of paleoceanography, The Oceans enables you to make your own informed opinions about the environmental challenges we face as a result of humanity’s unrelenting drive to exploit the world ocean and its vital resources.
OUR YEAR OF WAR : TWO BROTHERS, VIETNAM, AND A NATION DIVIDED
by Bolger, Daniel P., 1957- author.
959.7043 BOL
Two brothers--Chuck and Tom Hagel--who went to war in Vietnam, fought in the same unit, and saved each other's life. They disagreed about the war, but they fought it together. 1968. America was divided. Flag-draped caskets came home by the thousands. Riots ravaged our cities. Assassins shot our political leaders. Black fought white, young fought old, fathers fought sons. And it was the year that two brothers from Nebraska went to war. In Vietnam, Chuck and Tom Hagel served side by side in the same rifle platoon. Together they fought in the Mekong Delta, battled snipers in Saigon, chased the enemy through the jungle, and each saved the other's life under fire. But when their one-year tour was over, these two brothers came home side-by-side but no longer in step--one supporting the war, the other hating it. Former Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel and his brother Tom epitomized the best, and withstood the worst, of the most tumultuous, shocking, and consequential year in the last half-century. Following the brothers' paths from the prairie heartland through a war on the far side of the world and back to a divided America, Our Year of War tells the story of two brothers at war--a gritty, poignant, and resonant story of a family and a nation divided yet still united.
THE PARADIGM
by Cahn, Jonathan, author.
231.745 CAH
"Prepare to uncover the mystery behind your world that will shock and amaze you as you begin a journey of nearly three thousand years, from an arid Middle Eastern landscape to American soil, from ancient palaces to the White House, from ruthless kings and queens to mysterious priests and priestesses, secrets and scandals, idols and gods, prophets and holy men, signs, portents, wonders, and harbingers--as you discover how each of these things holds a mystery that has determined your world and touched your life."-- Jacket.
THE PCOS DIET PLAN : A NATURAL APPROACH TO HEALTH FOR WOMEN WITH POLYCYSTIC OVARY SYNDROME
"An updated edition of the first nutrition-based PCOS book written by a registered dietitian, this prescriptive guide focuses on using diet and exercise to manage polycystic ovary syndrome and has new information on diet therapy and exercise, current food and fitness logging technologies, and all-new nutrition-backed meal plans. PCOS is the most common hormonal disorder among women of reproductive age, according to the Mayo Clinic. Characterized by numerous small cysts in the ovaries, PCOS affects up to 10 percent of all women and 14 million women in the United States alone. It is linked to infertility, diabetes, heart disease, and endometrial cancer. While this disorder is believed to be genetic and incurable, it is controllable. In this prescriptive plan, dietitian Hillary Wright demystifies the condition by explaining its underlying cause--insulin resistance--and helps readers understand how diet and lifestyle can influence reproductive hormones and decrease risk for diabetes, heart disease, and infertility. This book is packed with simple dietary and nutritional specifics: day-to-day strategies, sample mealplans, and shopping and snack lists. Updates include new information on diet therapy and exercise, the newest research on PCOS and soy and dairy, revised meal plans, and updated resources and shopping lists. The PCOS Diet Plan is the most comprehensive and authoritative guide to managing this increasingly diagnosed condition"-- Provided by publisher.;"A prescriptive guide that focuses on using diet and exercise to manage polycystic ovary syndrome and has new information on diet therapy and exercise, current food and fitness logging technologies, and all-new nutrition-backed meal plans"-- Provided by publisher.
THE PLANETS : PHOTOGRAPHS FROM THE ARCHIVES OF NASA
by Nataraj, Nirmala, author.
523.4 NAT
"The Planets features more than 200 stunning photographs of our solar system from the archives of NASA, each paired with a detailed caption. The content is organized by distance from the Sun--beginning with Mercury and moving outward through Venus, Earth, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune, and the planetary objects beyond."-- Provided by the publisher.
PLAYING WITH FIRE : THE 1968 ELECTION AND THE TRANSFORMATION OF AMERICAN POLITICS
"Examines the 1968 presidential election to evaluate its lasting influence on American politics and the Democratic Party, exploring the pivotal roles of Robert Kennedy and Eugene McCarthy, two high-profile assassinations, and the Chicago riots." -- Provided by publisher.
A POCKET GUIDE TO COLLEGE SUCCESS
by Shushan, Jamie H.
378.198 SHU
PRAIRIE FIRES : THE AMERICAN DREAMS OF LAURA INGALLS WILDER
by Fraser, Caroline, author.
B WILDER
A comprehensive historical portrait of Laura Ingalls Wilder draws on unpublished manuscripts, letters, diaries and official records to fill in the gaps in Wilder's official story, sharing details about her pioneer experiences.
PRESIDENT MCKINLEY : ARCHITECT OF THE AMERICAN CENTURY
by Merry, Robert W., 1946- author.
B MCKINLEY
"In this great American story, acclaimed historian Robert Merry resurrects the presidential reputation of William McKinley, which loses out to the brilliant and flamboyant Theodore Roosevelt who succeeded him after his assassination. He portrays McKinleyas a chief executive of consequence whose low place in the presidential rankings does not reflect his enduring accomplishments and the stamp he put on the country's future role in the world"-- Provided by publisher.
PRINCE : A PRIVATE VIEW
by Shahidi, Afshin, author.
781.6609 SHA
Prince: A Private View compiles photographer Afshin Shahidi’s work into a journey through Prince's extraordinary life. With never-before-seen photos, it is the ultimate collection of shots of Prince. Brief, but complete and rich, stories about Shahidi and Prince’s collaboration and time together are alternately incisive, personal, and even funny. -- Amazon description.
PRINCIPLES
by Dalio, Ray, 1949- author.
650.1 DAL
In 1975, Ray Dalio founded an investment firm, Bridgewater Associates, out of his two-bedroom apartment in New York City. Forty years later, Bridgewater has made more money for its clients than any other hedge fund in history and grown into the fifth most important private company in the United States, according to Fortune magazine. Dalio himself has been named to Time magazine's list of the 100 most influential people in the world. Along the way, Dalio discovered a set of unique principles that have led to Bridgewater's exceptionally effective culture, which he describes as "an idea meritocracy that strives to achieve meaningful work and meaningful relationships through radical transparency."ť It is these principles, and not anything special about Dalio, who grew up an ordinary kid in a middle-class Long Island neighborhood, that he believes are the reason behind his success. In Principles, Dalio shares what he's learned over the course of his remarkable career. He argues that life, management, economics, and investing can all be systemized into rules and understood like machines. The book's hundreds of practical lessons, which are built around his cornerstones of "radical truth"ť and "radical transparency,"ť include Dalio laying out the most effective ways for individuals and organizations to make decisions, approach challenges, and build strong teams. He also describes the innovative tools the firm uses to bring an idea meritocracy to life, such as creating "baseball cards"ť for all employees that distill their strengths and weaknesses, and employing computerized decision-making systems to make believability-weighted decisions. While the book brims with novel ideas for organizations and institutions, Principles also offers a clear, straightforward approach to decision-making that Dalio believes anyone can apply, no matter what they're seeking to achieve.
PYTHON FOR DATA ANALYSIS : DATA WRANGLING WITH PANDAS, NUMPY, AND IPYTHON
Presents case studies and instructions on how to solve data analysis problems using Python, in a book that explains how to: use the IPython shell and Jupyter notebook for exploratory computing learn basic and advanced NumPy (Numerical Python) features get started with data analysis tools in the pandas library create visualizations with matplotlib and more.
QUEEN VICTORIA
As her reign approached its sixth decade, Queen Victoria's grandchildren numbered over thirty, and to maintain and increase British royal power, she was determined to maneuver them into a series of dynastic marriages with the royal houses of Europe. Yet for all their apparent obedience, her grandchildren often had plans of their own, fueled by strong wills and romantic hearts. Victoria's matchmaking plans were further complicated by the tumultuous international upheavals of the time: revolution and war were in the air, and kings and queens, princes and princesses were vulnerable targets. Queen Victoria's Matchmaking travels through the glittering, decadent palaces of Europe from London to Saint Petersburg, weaving in scandals, political machinations and family tensions to enthralling effect. It is at once an intimate portrait of a royal family and an examination of the conflict caused by the marriages the Queen arranged. At the heart of it all is Victoria herself: doting grandmother one moment, determined Queen Empress the next.
READ THIS IF YOU WANT TO BE GREAT AT DRAWING
by Leamy, Selwyn, author.
741.2 LEA
This book demystifies the art and practice of drawing. Through fifty drawings by great masters past and present, the techniques and ideas behind their master sketches will put you on the path to making your own great drawings. The entries also feature exercises with step-by-step instructions as well as simple diagrams providing further visual explanation to the jargon-free discussion.
RECKLESS DAUGHTER : A PORTRAIT OF JONI MITCHELL
by Yaffe, David, 1973- author.
B MITCHELL
Reckless Daughter tells the story of Mitchell and also of the fertile, exciting musical time of which she was an integral part, one that had a profound effect that can still be felt today on American music and the industry.
RECOVERY : FREEDOM FROM OUR ADDICTIONS
by Brand, Russell, 1975- author.
HEALTH 616.8606 BRA
"Comedian and movie star Russell Brand mines his own wild story and shares the advice and wisdom he has gained through his fourteen years of recovery. Brand speaks to those suffering along the full spectrum of addiction--from drugs, alcohol, caffeine, and sugar addictions to addictions to work, stress, bad relationships, digital media, and fame. Brand understands that addiction can take many shapes and sizes and how the process of staying clean, sane, and unhooked is a daily activity. He believes that the question is not 'Why are you addicted?' but 'What pain is your addiction masking? Why are you running--into the wrong job, the wrong life, the wrong person's arms?'"--Provided by publisher.
REINVENTING THE WHEEL : MILK, MICROBES, AND THE FIGHT FOR REAL CHEESE
"Reinventing the Wheel is equal parts popular science, history, and muckraking. Over the past hundred and fifty years, dairy farming and cheesemaking have been transformed, and this book explores what has been lost along the way. Today, using cutting-edge technologies like high-throughput DNA sequencing, scientists are beginning to understand the techniques of our great-grandparents. The authors describe how geneticists are helping conservationists rescue rare dairy cow breeds on the brink of extinction, microbiologists are teaching cheesemakers to nurture the naturally occurring microbes in their raw milk rather than destroying them, and communities of cheesemakers are producing "real" cheeses that reunite farming and flavor, rewarding diversity and sustainability at every level."--Provided by publisher.
RESET : MY FIGHT FOR INCLUSION AND LASTING CHANGE
by Pao, Ellen K., author.
331.4133 PAO
The co-founder of the diversity nonprofit Project Include shares the story behind her landmark 2015 lawsuit against powerhouse venture capitalist firm Kleiner Perkins, exploring what her case and refusal to settle revealed about Silicon Valley discrimination.
RETAIL
Compared to 25 years ago, today's retail experience is a world apart. Almost anything can be ordered, delivered and picked up rapidly, often customized to personal preferences at no extra cost. The smartphone has created a world of limitless consumer expectation and logistical possibility. So how much further can it go? What will the retail experience look like in ten, twenty, or even fifty years, and how should companies, big and small, be preparing? Amazon may still loom large, say industry experts Robin Lewis and Michael Dart, but now they'll actually be profitable, as mobile shopping becomes the norm. More importantly, the primacy of access over ownership, and experience over material goods, will force retailers to transform their offerings. Demographic trends, like the glut of seniors and the declining marriage rate, and societal trends, like income polarization and continued urbanization, will have surprising effects on which brands and products take center stage. And the double-edged sword of technology will be fully apparent: no more cards or cash, but pervasive fear of fraud and surveillance from the dark Web and the rise of A.I.. In their previous book, The New Rules of Retail, Lewis and Dart predicted nearly every defining characteristic of today's marketplace, and the industry snapped it up in two editions. Now, in Retail's Seismic Shift, they do the same for the next era, where retailers will have to be ready for anything.
REVOLUTION SONG : A STORY OF AMERICAN FREEDOM
by Shorto, Russell, author.
973.3 SHO
"In his epic new book, Russell Shorto takes us back to the founding of the American nation, drawing on diaries, letters and autobiographies to flesh out six lives that cast the era in a fresh new light. They include an African man who freed himself and his family from slavery, a rebellious young woman who abandoned her abusive husband to chart her own course, and a certain Mr. Washington, who was admired for his social graces but harshly criticized for his often-disastrous military strategy. Through these lives we understand that the revolution was fought over the meaning of individual freedom, a philosophical idea that became a force for violent change. A powerful narrative and a brilliant defense of American values, Revolution Song makes the compelling case that the American Revolution is still being fought today and that its ideals are worth defending."-- Jacket flap.
THE RIVER OF CONSCIOUSNESS
by Sacks, Oliver, 1933-2015, author.
612.8233 SAC
"Oliver Sacks, a scientist and a storyteller, is beloved by readers for the extraordinary neurological case histories (Awakenings, An Anthropologist on Mars) in which he introduced and explored many now familiar disorders--autism, Tourette's syndrome, face blindness, savant syndrome. He was also a memoirist who wrote with honesty and humor about the remarkable and strange encounters and experiences that shaped him (Uncle Tungsten, On the Move, Gratitude). Sacks, an Oxford-educated polymath, had a deep familiarity not only with literature and medicine but with botany, animal anatomy, chemistry, the history of science, philosophy, and psychology. The River of Consciousness is one of two books Sacks was working on up to his death, and it reveals his ability to make unexpected connections, his sheer joy in knowledge, and his unceasing, timeless project to understand what makes us human." -- Provided by publisher.
RUTHLESS RIVER : LOVE AND SURVIVAL BY RAFT ON THE AMAZON
Holly FitzGerald and her husband, Fitz, married less than two years, set out on a yearlong honeymoon adventure of a lifetime, backpacking around the world. Five months into the trip their plane crash lands in Peru at a penal colony walled in by jungle, and their blissfully romantic journey turns into a terrifying nonstop labyrinth of escape and survival. On a small, soon-ravaged raft that quickly becomes their entire universe through dangerous waters alive with deadly animals and fish, their only choice: to continue on, despite the rush of insects swarming them by day, the sounds of encroaching predators at night. Without food or means of communication, with no one to hear their cries for help or on a search-and-rescue expedition to find them, the author and her husband make their way, fighting to conquer starvation and navigate the brute force of the river, their only hope for survival, in spite of hunger and weakening resolve, to somehow, miraculously hang on and find their way east to a large riverside town, before it is too late. . . .
S IS FOR SOUTHERN : A GUIDE TO THE SOUTH, FROM ABSINTHE TO ZYDECO
"From the bestselling authors of The Southerner's Handbook, Good Dog, and The Southerner's Cookbook comes a lively compendium of Southern tradition and contemporary culture. The American South is a multifaceted region with its own vocabulary, peculiarities, and cultural touchstones. Even for those born in the South, the unspoken rules--layered in local nuances and complexities--can sometimes be confounding. Tennessee whiskey may technically be bourbon, but don't let anyone in Kentucky hear you call it that. And bless your heart, don't you dare make the mistake of confusing a magnolia blossom with a Japanese tulip. Now, from the editors of Garden & Gun--the magazine known as "the soul of the South"--comes this encyclopedia of Southern living, culture, and history. Covering age-old traditions and current zeitgeists, S Is for Southern includes more than 500 entries spanning every letter of the alphabet, from absinthe to zydeco. The book also includes 100 signature essays from notable Southern writers, including: John Meacham on the Civil War, Sean Brock on Waffle House, Roy Blount Jr. on humidity, Jessica Harris on field peas, Jason Isabel on The Atlanta Braves, Jack Hitt on Pluff Mud, The Lee Brothers on boiled peanuts, Jonathan Miles on Larry Brow, Julia Reed on the Delta. Informative and irreverent, illustrated with black-and-white line drawings throughout, S Is for Southern celebrates and demystifies the traditions of the South, and is a must-read for all fans of the region and culture enthusiasts"-- Provided by publisher.;"From the editors of Garden & Gun, the award-winning magazine known as "The Soul of the South," comes an illuminating and entertaining compendium of Southern history and contemporary culture"-- Provided by publisher.
SALESFORCE MARKETING CLOUD FOR DUMMIES
by Bullock, Chester, author.
658.872 BUL
Everything seems to be moving to the cloud these days, and digital marketing is no exception! Salesforce Marketing Cloud For Dummies guides you through the use of Salesforce's exciting suite of cloud-based digital marketing solutions, which have the power to help you plan, personalize, and optimize your customers' journey. Written by a leader of the Salesforce training and development team, Salesforce Marketing Cloud users will find essential information on using the suite of tools and tips and tricks that only an insider would be able to share. With easy-to-follow instructions, this guide helps you discover how to incorporate your data sets into the tools to create models, campaigns, and customer maps that enable you to create a positive experience for your customers. As Salesforce.com's multi-channel digital marketing platform, the Salesforce Marketing Cloud focuses on helping you manage one-on-one customer journeys. Leveraging a variety of features, this suite of tools offers email marketing, mobile marketing, social media marketing, content and messaging, predictive intelligence, and more. Your ability to navigate these features and functions will determine your digital marketing campaign's success, so it's critical that you make the most of this tool!
SCALIA SPEAKS : REFLECTIONS ON LAW, FAITH, AND LIFE WELL LIVED
A collection of Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia's finest speeches covering various topics including the law, faith, virtue, pastimes and his heroes and friends.
THE SCHMUCK IN MY OFFICE : HOW TO DEAL EFFECTIVELY WITH DIFFICULT PEOPLE AT WORK
"A University of Pennsylvania professor of psychiatry profiles key difficult personalities typically encountered in the business world, counseling readers on how to manage problem coworkers to prevent morale and productivity issues."-- Provided by publisher.
THE SHATTERED LENS : A WAR PHOTOGRAPHER
"Discover a gripping and harrowing tale of war and torture from the man who lived it in this powerful memoir by the celebrated war journalist who not only documented over a dozen conflict zones worldwide but was also captured and held hostage by Syrian rebels in 2013. Capturing history was Jonathan Alpeyrie's job but he never expected to become a news story himself. For a decade, the French American photojournalist had weaved in and out of over a dozen conflict zones. He photographed civilians being chased out of their homes, military trucks roving over bullet-torn battlefields, and too many bodies to count. But on April 29, 2013, during his third assignment to Syria, Alpeyrie was betrayed by his fixer and handed over to a band of Syrian rebels. For eighty-one days he was bound, blindfolded, and beaten. Not too far away, President Bashar al Assad's forces and those in opposition continued their bitter and bloody civil war. Over the course of his captivity, Alpeyrie kept his spirits up and strived to see, without his camera lenses, the humanity in his captors. He took part in their activities, taught them how to swim, prayed with them, and tried learning their language and culture. He also discovered a dormant faith within himself, one that strengthened him throughout the ordeal. Captured by History is the firsthand account of a photojournalist who has always answered the next adrenaline-pumping assignment. Yet, during his headline-making kidnapping, he was left to consider the value and risks of his career, ponder the violent conflicts he had seen, and put the historical events over which we have no control into perspective"-- Provided by publisher.
SIDE HUSTLE : FROM IDEA TO INCOME IN 27 DAYS
by Guillebeau, Chris, author.
658.11 GUI
A guide to launching a profitable entrepreneurial venture in less than a month shares practical exercises and inspiring stories about how to plan, launch, and refine a side business with minimal revenue and without having to quit a full-time job.
SILENCE : IN THE AGE OF NOISE
by Kagge, Erling, author
152.15 KAG
In 1993, Norwegian explorer Erling Kagge spent fifty days walking solo across Antarctica, becoming the first person to reach the South Pole alone, accompanied only by a radio whose batteries he had removed before setting out. In this book, an astonishing and transformative meditation, Kagge explores the silence around us, the silence within us, and the silence we must create. By recounting his own experiences and discussing the observations of poets, artists, and explorers, Kagge shows us why silence is essential to sanity and happiness and how it can open doors to wonder and gratitude.
SLOW MEDICINE : THE WAY TO HEALING
by Sweet, Victoria, author.
610 SWE
"A radical new understanding of how medicine is best practiced, from the award-winning author of God's Hotel. Over the years that Victoria Sweet has been a physician, "healthcare" has replaced medicine, "providers" look at their laptops more than at their patients, and costs keep soaring, all in the ruthless pursuit of efficiency. Yet the remedy that economists and policy makers continue to miss is also miraculously simple. Good medicine takes more than amazing technology it takes time--time to respond to bodies as well as data, time to arrive at the right diagnosis and the right treatment. Sweet knows this because she has learned and lived it over the course of her career. Here she relates unforgettable stories of the teachers, doctors, nurses, and patients through whom she discovered the practice of Slow Medicine, in which she has been a pioneer. Medicine, she makes us see, is a craft and an art as well as a science. It is relational, personal, even spiritual. To do it well requires a hard-won wisdom that no algorithm can replace--that brings together "fast" and "slow" in a truly effective, efficient, sustainable, and humane way of healing"-- Provided by publisher.
THE SMEAR : HOW SHADY POLITICAL OPERATIVES AND FAKE NEWS CONTROL WHAT YOU SEE, WHAT YOU THINK, AND HOW YOU VOTE
The veteran journalist exposes the practices of opposition research to reveal how political leaders use their influence to shape public opinion, connecting popular misconceptions to strategic smear campaigns that have influenced voters.
SMITTEN KITCHEN EVERY DAY : TRIUMPHANT AND UNFUSSY NEW FAVORITES
Shares unfussy, foolproof recipes that yield indulgent, flavorful dishes, including such options as sticky toffee waffles, bacony baked pintos, beefsteak skirt steak salad, and chocolate peanut butter icebox cake.
SOCIAL SECURITY FOR DUMMIES
by Peterson, Jonathan, author.
368.43 PET
A step-by-step guide to getting Social Security benefits for you and your family. Peterson gives you the practical information you need to make the most of the program, and make smart decisions about retirement.
SOONISH : TEN EMERGING TECHNOLOGIES THAT
Presents an illustrated investigation into the technologies of the near future, from deep-space travel to 3D organ printing, to offer insight into how they will work and what is needed to advance their readiness.
THE SPIRITUAL NATURE OF ANIMALS : A COUNTRY VET EXPLORES THE WISDOM, COMPASSION, AND SOULS OF ANIMALS
"Karlene Stanges spiritual journey began as she drove her pickup loaded with medical supplies to attend to animals throughout southwestern Colorado, where the Animas River carves the landscape. As an ambulatory veterinarian, she has experienced the challenges, sorrows, and joys of working with creatures great and small and feels a powerful kinship with these beautiful beings, a bond that goes beyond flesh and fur and feathers. The Spiritual Nature of Animals chronicles her amazing exploration through the teachings of various religious and cultural traditions, as well as her encounters with the magnificent Rocky Mountain terrain and the quirky characters— both animal and human— who inhabit it." -- Description provided by publisher.
THE STARTUP WAY : HOW MODERN COMPANIES USE ENTREPRENEURIAL MANGEMENT TO TRANSFORM CULTURE AND DRIVE LONG-TERM GROWTH
In The Lean Startup, Eric Ries laid out the practices of successful startups – building a minimal viable product, customer-focused and scientific testing based on a build-measure-learn method of continuous innovation, and deciding whether to persevere or pivot. In The Startup Way, he turns his attention to an entirely new group of organizations: established enterprises like iconic multinationals GE and Toyota, tech titans like Amazon and Facebook, and the next generation of Silicon Valley upstarts like Airbnb and Twilio. Drawing on his experiences over the past five years working with these organizations, as well as nonprofits, NGOs, and governments, Ries lays out a system of entrepreneurial management that leads organizations of all sizes and from every industry to sustainable growth and long-term impact. Filled with in-the-field stories, insights, and tools, The Startup Way is an essential road map for any organization navigating the uncertain waters of the century ahead.
STICKY FINGERS : THE LIFE AND TIMES OF JANN WENNER AND ROLLING STONE MAGAZINE
"A portrait of the iconic founder of Rolling Stone magazine places his life and achievements against a backdrop of his first-person experiences with forefront events and artists, drawing on an extensive trove of personal documents and letters to include coverage of his ambiguous sexuality, reinvention of youth culture and influence on innumerable extraordinary lives." -- Provided by publisher.
STOCK THE CROCK : 100 MUST-HAVE SLOW-COOKER RECIPES, 200 VARIATIONS FOR EVERY APPETITE
Stock the Crock brings together the expertise of America's most popular slow-cooker authority with a fresh collection of 100 essential, innovative, and easy-to-prepare recipes-each with variations allowing readers to customize the dish according to their dietary needs. You'll find beloved classics, as well as dishes you might be surprised can be done successfully in a slow cooker. (Hello, slow-cooker creme brulee!) Whether you are looking to accommodate gluten-free, paleo, or vegetarian diets, or prefer slow-cooker meals perfectly sized for one or two people, this cookbook provides smart ideas, more than 100 recipe photos, and cooking hacks that will change the way you use your favorite fuss-free cooking appliance. Learn simple make-ahead tricks, convenient baking tips, and how to make two recipes at once using the same cooker, so you can simplify cooking and spend more time enjoying your family and friends around a wonderful, delicious meal.
THE STORM BEFORE THE STORM : THE BEGINNING OF THE END OF THE ROMAN REPUBLIC
by Duncan, Michael (Podcaster), author.
937.05 DUN
The Roman Republic was one of the most remarkable achievements in the history of civilization. Beginning as a small city-state in central Italy, Rome gradually expanded into a wider world filled with petty tyrants, barbarian chieftains, and despotic kings. Through the centuries, Rome's model of cooperative and participatory government remained remarkably durable and unmatched in the history of the ancient world. In 146 BC, Rome finally emerged as the strongest power in the Mediterranean. But the very success of the Republic proved to be its undoing. The republican system was unable to cope with the vast empire Rome now ruled: rising economic inequality disrupted traditional ways of life, endemic social and ethnic prejudice led to clashes over citizenship and voting rights, and rampant corruption and ruthless ambition sparked violent political clashes that cracked the once indestructible foundations of the Republic. Chronicling the years 146-78 BC, The Storm Before the Storm dives headlong into the first generation to face this treacherous new political environment. Abandoning the ancient principles of their forbearers, men like Marius, Sulla, and the Gracchi brothers set dangerous new precedents that would start the Republic on the road to destruction and provide a stark warning about what can happen to a civilization that has lost its way.
THE STORY OF THE JEWS  VOLUME TWO : BELONGING 1492-1900
by Schama, Simon, author.
909.0492 SCH
"A second entry in a strikingly illustrated, three-part cultural history tie-in to the PBS and BBC series of the same name details the significant contributions of lesser-known figures while examining the ongoing Jewish search for a home where their faith and culture would not be marginalized." -- Provided by publisher.
THE SULLIVAN STREET BAKERY COOKBOOK
by Lahey, Jim, author.
641.815 LAH
Founded in 1994, Sullivan Street Bakery is renowned for its outstanding bread, which graces the tables of New York's most celebrated restaurants. The bread at Sullivan Street Bakery, crackling brown on the outside and light and aromatic on the inside, is inspired by the dark, crusty loaves that James Beard Award-winning baker Jim Lahey discovered in Rome. Jim builds on the revolutionary no-knead recipe he developed for his first book, My Bread, to outline his no-fuss system for making sourdough at home. Applying his Italian-inspired method to his repertoire of pizzas, pastries, egg dishes, and cafe classics, The Sullivan Street Bakery Cookbook delivers the flavors of a bakery Ruth Reichl once called "a church of bread."
SUZANNE
by Nelson, Anne, author.
940.5318 NEL
"A story of courage in the face of evil. The tense drama of Suzanne Spaak who risked and gave her life to save hundreds of Jewish children from deportation from Nazi Paris to Auschwitz. This is one of the untold stories of the Holocaust. Suzanne Spaak was born into the Belgian Catholic elite and married into the country's leading political family. Her brother-in-law was the Foreign Minister and her husband Claude was a playwright and patron of the painter Renée Magritte. In Paris, in the late 1930s, her friendship with a Polish Jewish refugee led her to her life's purpose. When France fell and the Nazis occupied Paris, she joined the Resistance. She used her fortune and social status to enlist allies among wealthy Parisians and church groups. Under the eyes of the Gestapo, Suzanne and women from the Jewish and Christian resistance groups "kidnapped" hundreds of Jewish children to save them from the gas chambers. In the final year of the Occupation, Suzanne was caught in the Gestapo dragnet that was pursuing a Soviet agent she had aided. She was executed shortly before the liberation of Paris. Suzanne Spaak is honored in Israel as one of the Righteous Among Nations"-- Provided by publisher.
TASTE OF HOME 365 DAYS OF COOKIES
When it comes to smile-fetching sweets you can't go wrong with cookies! From soft and chewy to crisp and crunchy, the buttery sensations always get thumb-up approval. Now you can satisfy your sweet tooth all year with this brand-new, fun-loving collection, Taste of Home 365 Days of Cookies! Featuring hundreds of full-color photos, this must-see edition offers after-school snacks, coffee-break bites, classroom treats, bake-sale favorites and holiday delights that are perfect throughout the year. You'll even find cookies that celebrate days such as National Potato Chip Day (March 14), Jelly Bean Day (April 22) and National French Toast Day (November 28). Best of all, a Christmas-Cookies Bonus Section makes this cookbook a home baker's dream come true!-- Amazon.com.
THE TB12 METHOD : HOW TO ACHIEVE A LIFETIME OF SUSTAINED PEAK PERFORMANCE
by Brady, Tom, 1977- author.
HEALTH 613.71 BRA
The legendary quarterback presents the TB12 Method, "commonsense principles in order to rethink how we exercise, train and live to our fullest potential." The TB12 Method is a holistic regimen that focuses on developing and maintaining muscle pliability along with other elements that enhance pliability. Pliability and the TB12 Method can help reduce the risk of injury and give anyone the tools they need to achieve their longterm potential. Brady writes, "To my mind, ability allows athletes to achieve. Durability allows them to continue achieving. And pliability makes both possible." Includes exercises to reduce chance of injury and information on the best ways to work out, proper hydration, food and supplements to improve performance, how to rest and recover and brain exercises that can ramp up performance.
THE TELESCOPE IN THE ICE : INVENTING A NEW ASTRONOMY AT THE SOUTH POLE
by Bowen, Mark (Mark Stander), author.
522.686 BOW
The IceCube Observatory has been called the "weirdest"ť of the seven wonders of modern astronomy by Scientific American. In The Telescope in the Ice, Mark Bowen tells the amazing story of the people who built the instrument and the science involved. Located near the U. S. Amundsen-Scott Research Station at the geographic South Pole, IceCube is unlike most telescopes in that it is not designed to detect light. It employs a cubic kilometer of diamond-clear ice, more than a mile beneath the surface, to detect an elementary particle known as the neutrino. In 2010, it detected the first extraterrestrial high-energy neutrinos and thus gave birth to a new field of astronomy. IceCube is also the largest particle physics detector ever built. Its scientific goals span not only astrophysics and cosmology but also pure particle physics. And since the neutrino is one of the strangest and least understood of the known elementary particles, this is fertile ground. Neutrino physics is perhaps the most active field in particle physics today, and IceCube is at the forefront. The Telescope in the Ice is, ultimately, a book about people and the thrill of the chase: the struggle to understand the neutrino and the pioneers and inventors of neutrino astronomy. It is a success story.
THE THIN LIGHT OF FREEDOM : THE CIVIL WAR AND EMANCIPATION IN THE HEART OF AMERICA
Drawn from personal correspondence of people located in the Great Valley Counties of Augusta, Virginia, and Franklin, Pennsylvania, a ground level perspective of how the war and emancipation affected those living there.
THINGS ARE WHAT YOU MAKE OF THEM : LIFE ADVICE FOR CREATIVES
by Kurtz, Adam J., author.
153.35 KUR
From the creative mind and heart of designer Adam J. Kurtz comes this upbeat rallying cry for creators of all stripes. Expanding on a series of popular essays, this handwritten and heartfelt book shares wisdom and empathy from one working artist to others. Perforated tear-and-share pages make it easy to display the most crucial reminders or to pass a bit of advice on to someone who needs it.
TRADING FOR DUMMIES
by Epstein, Lita, author.
332.642 EPS
A TRAGIC FATE : LAW AND ETHICS IN THE BATTLE OVER NAZI-LOOTED ART
by O'Donnell, Nicholas M., author.
940.531 ODO
"The organized theft of fine art by Nazi Germany has captivated worldwide attention in the last 20 years. As much as any other topic arising out of World War II, stolen art has proven to be an issue that simply will not go away. Newly found works of art pit survivors and the hteir heirs against museums, foreign nations, and even their own family members. These stories are enduring because they speak to one of the core tragedies of the Nazi era: how a nation at the pinnacle of fine art and culture spawned a legalized culture of theft and plunder. A Tragic Fate is the first book to seriously address the legal and ethical rules that have dictated the results of restitution claims between competing claimants to the same works of art. It provides a history of art and culture in German-occupied Europe, an introduction to the most significant collections in Europe to be targeted by the Nazis, and a narrative of the efforts to reclaim looted artwork--including Gustav Klimt's Portrait of Adele Bloch-Bauer, Camille Pissarro's Rue Saint-Honoré, après-midi, effet de pluit, and Egon Schiele's Portrait of Wally--in the decades following the Holocaust through profiles of some of the art world's most famous and influential restitution cases"--Jacket.
TRAIN YOUR MIND FOR ATHLETIC SUCCESS : MENTAL PREPARATION TO ACHIEVE YOUR SPORTS GOALS
In Train Your Mind for Athletic Success: Mental Preparation to Achieve Your Sports Goals,author Jim Taylor provides competitive athletes with insights, practical exercises, and tools they can use to be mentally prepared when it counts. He explores the attitudes that lay the foundation for athletic success, the mental obstacles that can hold athletes back, the preparations they must take, the mental muscles they should strengthen, and the mental tools they need to fine tune their competitive performances. He also provides practical strategies they can use to become mentally strong so they can perform their best when it matters most.
THE TRIALS OF A SCOLD : THE INCREDIBLE TRUE STORY OF WRITER ANNE ROYALL
Anne Royall was an American original, a stranger to fear, who defied 19th century skeptics as a prolific literary force, satirist and social critic. Drawing from Royall's largely overlooked literary works, Trials of a Scold is a groundbreaking and passionate biography of Anne Royall, America's first female muckraker, who was convicted as a "common scold" in 1829 in one of the most bizarre trials in the nation's history. Publishing her first book in 1826 at the age of 57, Royall reinvented herself as a “women politico” a generation before the Women's Suffrage Movemen. She was a pioneering travel writer and satirist who broke ground on the wagon trails a generation before Mark Twain, and an investigative journalist who took on bankers and prison conditions a half century before muckrakers Ida Tarbell and Nellie Bly. She was the author of 10 original books, and publisher of a newspaper in Washington, DC for 25 years until the age of 85. One of the most famous, sharp-witted and controversial women of her times, Royall was raised in the backwoods of the South but educated herself in one of the great libraries in the region. She openly cohabitated with her husband prior to their wedding, but was then left widowed and destitute after her husband’s family declared their marriage invalid. Turning to writing, Royall acquired fame and then enemies for her scathing and hilarious denouncements of corruption, incompetence and the blurry lines between church and state.
TRIBE OF MENTORS : SHORT LIFE ADVICE FROM THE BEST IN THE WORLD
Life-changing wisdom from 130 of the world’s highest achievers in short, action-packed pieces, featuring inspiring quotes, life lessons, career guidance, personal anecdotes, and other advice.
ULTIMATE GUIDE TO GOOGLE ADWORDS
by Marshall, Perry S., author.
659.144 MAR
"Covering the latest breaking news in Google AdWords, the fifth edition introduces revised, expanded and new chapters covering Enhanced Campaigns, Google AdWords Express, Googles Product Listing Ads, and the introduction to Googles Universal Analytics. Nuances in Big Data advertising are also revealed and expanded sections and necessary updates have been added throughout. Updates specific to this edition include: Powerful bidding strategies using remarketing lists for search ads, New ad extension features. Automation capabilities using AdWords scripts, Bonus Online Content that includes links to dozens of resources and tutorials covering: registering a domain name, setting up a website, selecting an email service, choosing a shopping cart service, finding products to sell, and starting up an Google AdWords account. Readers are given the latest information paired with current screenshots, fresh examples, and new techniques. Coached by AdWords experts Perry Marshall, Mike Rhodes, and Bryan Todd advertisers learn how to build an aggressive, streamlined AdWords campaign proven to increase their search engine visibility, consistently capture clicks, double their website traffic, and increase their sales. Whether a current advertiser or new to AdWords, this guide is a necessary handbook." -- Description provided by publisher.
UNCOMMON PEOPLE : THE RISE AND FALL OF THE ROCK STARS
by Hepworth, David, 1950- author.
781.66 HEP
Recklessness, thy name is rock. The age of the rock star, like the age of the cowboy, has passed. Like the cowboy, the idea of the rock star lives on in our imaginations. What did we see in them? Swagger. Recklessness. Sexual charisma. Damn-the-torpedoes self-belief. A certain way of carrying themselves. Good hair. Interesting shoes. Talent we wished we had. What did we want of them? To be larger than life but also like us. To live out their songs. To stay young forever. No wonder many didn't stay the course. In Uncommon People, David Hepworth zeroes in on defining moments and turning points in the lives of forty rock stars from 1955 to 1995, taking us on a journey to burst a hundred myths and create a hundred more. As this tribe of uniquely motivated nobodies went about turning themselves into the ultimate somebodies, they also shaped us, our real lives and our fantasies. Uncommon People isn't just their story. It's ours as well.
UNLEASHING THE INNOVATORS : HOW MATURE COMPANIES FIND NEW LIFE WITH STARTUPS
"Today's established companies must find new ways to reignite their entrepreneurial DNA and jumpstart revenues--or risk losing their way. By working with startup companies, Jim Stengel, renowned consultant to Fortune 500 companies and the former global marketing officer for Procter & Gamble, says that legacy companies can renew themselves: by acquiring new technology and creating new business lines relearning the need for speed sparking innovation and learning from failures"--Amazon.com.
UNLIMITED : CONQUERING THE MYTH OF THE GLASS CEILING
by Baker, Cortney D., author.
331.4133 BAK
VACATIONLAND : TRUE STORIES FROM PAINFUL BEACHES
by Hodgman, John, author.
B HODGMAN
The best-selling author of That Is All presents a memoir of his cursed travels through the woods of Massachusetts and coastal Maine, describing his midlife transformation from an idealistic youth to an eccentric family man and his observations on such subjects as the horror of freshwater clams and the evolutionary purpose of the mustache.
THE VACCINE RACE : SCIENCE, POLITICS, AND THE HUMAN COSTS OF DEFEATING DISEASE
"In June 1962, Leonard Hayflick, a young biologist in Philadelphia, using tissue extracted from an aborted fetus from Sweden, produced safe, clean cells that allowed the creation of vaccines against rubella and other common childhood diseases. Two years later, in the midst of a devastating German measles epidemic, his colleague, Stanley Plotkin , developed the vaccine that would one day wipe out homegrown rubella. The new cells and the method of making them also led to vaccines that have protected billions of people around the world from polio, rabies, chicken pox, measles, hepatitis A, shingles and adenovirus. Meredith Wadman's masterful account recovers not only the science of this urgent race, but also the political roadblocks that nearly stopped the scientists. She describes the terrible dilemmas of pregnant women exposed to German measles and recounts testing on infants, prisoners, orphans, and the intellectually disabled, which was common in the era. These events take place at the dawn of the battle over using human fetal tissue in research, during the arrival of big commerce in campus labs, and as huge changes take place in the laws and practices governing who "owns" research cells and the profits made from biological inventions."-- Adapted from publisher description.
THE VANITY FAIR DIARIES : 1983-1992
by Brown, Tina author.
B BROWN
Tina Brown kept delicious daily diaries throughout her eight spectacular years as editor-in-chief of Vanity Fair. Today they provide an incendiary portrait of the flash and dash and power brokering of the Excessive Eighties in New York and Hollywood. The Vanity Fair Diaries is the story of an Englishwoman barely out of her twenties who arrives in New York City with a dream. Summoned from London in hopes that she can save Conde Nast's troubled new flagship Vanity Fair, Tina Brown is immediately plunged into the maelstrom of the competitive New York media world and the backstabbing rivalries at the court of the planet's slickest, most glamour-focused magazine company. She survives the politics, the intrigue, and the attempts to derail her by a simple stratagem: succeeding. In the face of rampant skepticism, she triumphantly reinvents a failing magazine. Here are the inside stories of Vanity Fair scoops and covers that sold millions, the Reagan kiss, the meltdown of Princess Diana's marriage to Prince Charles, the sensational Annie Leibovitz cover of a gloriously pregnant, naked Demi Moore. In the diary's cinematic pages, the drama, the comedy, and the struggle of running an "it" magazine come to life. Brown's Vanity Fair Diaries is also a woman's journey, of making a home in a new country and of the deep bonds with her husband, their prematurely born son, and their daughter. Astute, open-hearted, often riotously funny, Tina Brown's The Vanity Fair Diaries is a compulsively fascinating and intimate chronicle of a woman's life in a glittering era.
VENOM : THE SECRETS OF NATURE
by Jenner, Ronald A., author.
615.942 JEN
"Venom brings readers face to face with some of the most dangerous creatures on the planet, including jellyfish, snakes, and wasps, as it uncovers the story of venom. The book explores how venom is used for predation, defense, competition, and communication by an incredible diversity of species. It examines the unique methods that these species have evolved to create and deliver their deadly toxins. The book traces venom back to its origin in early jellyfish and sea anemones, and reveals how venoms have evolved dozens of times independently all across the animal kingdom since that time. And finally, it examines the relationships between these dangerous creatures and humans. Humans have not only learned to live with them, but also to benefit from them: scientists increasingly are harnessing the power of venom to create new drugs, treatments, and anti-venoms"-- Provided by publisher.;"The story of venom from ancient origins to modern medicinal use"-- Provided by publisher.
VICTORIA & ABDUL : THE TRUE STORY OF THE QUEEN
"In the twilight years of her reign, after the devastating deaths of her two great loves—Prince Albert and John Brown—Queen Victoria meets tall and handsome Abdul Karim, a humble servant from Agra waiting tables at her Golden Jubilee. The two form an unlikely bond and within a year Abdul becomes a powerful figure at court, the Queen’s teacher, her counsel on Urdu and Indian affairs, and a friend close to her heart. This marked the beginning of the most scandalous decade in Queen Victoria’s long reign. As the royal household roiled with resentment, Victoria and Abdul’s devotion grew in defiance. Drawn from secrets closely guarded for more than a century, Victoria & Abdul is an extraordinary and intimate history of the last years of the nineteenth-century English court and an unforgettable view onto the passions of an aging Queen." -- Provided by publisher.
THE WATER WILL COME : RISING SEAS, SINKING CITIES, AND THE REMAKING OF THE CIVILIZED WORLD
"By century's end, hundreds of millions of people will be retreating from the world's shores as our coasts become inundated and our landscapes transformed. From island nations to the world's major cities, coastal regions will disappear. Engineering projects to hold back the water are bold and may buy some time. Yet despite international efforts and tireless research, there is no permanent solution-no barriers to erect or walls to build-that will protect us in the end from the drowning of the world as we know it. The Water Will Come is the definitive account of the coming water, why and how this will happen, and what it will all mean" -- Provided by publisher.
THE WAY IT WAS : MY LIFE WITH FRANK SINATRA
by Weisman, Eliot, author.
782.4216 WEI
Frank Sinatra's long-time manager and friend, who was one of the singer's most trust confidantes and advisors, tells the story of the final years of the iconic entertainer from the perspective from within his inner circle.
WAYNE AND FORD : THE FILMS, THE FRIENDSHIP, AND THE FORGING OF AN AMERICAN HERO
For more than twenty years John Ford and John Wayne were a blockbuster Hollywood team, turning out many of the finest Western films ever made. Ford, known for his black eye patch and for his hard-drinking, brawling masculinity, was a son of Irish immigrants and was renowned as a director for both his craftsmanship and his brutality. John Duke Wayne was a mere stagehand and bit player in B Westerns, but he was strapping and handsome, and Ford saw his potential. In 1939 Ford made Wayne a star in Stagecoach, and from there the two men established a close, often turbulent relationship. Their most productive years saw the release of one iconic film after another: Rio Grande, The Quiet Man, The Searchers, She Wore a Yellow Ribbon, The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance. But by 1960 the bond of their friendship had frayed, and Wayne felt he could move beyond his mentor with his first solo project, The Alamo. Few of Waynes subsequent films would have the brilliance or the cachet of a John Ford Western, but viewed together the careers of these two men changed moviemaking in ways that endure to this day.
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In the spirit of Amy Poehler's Yes Please, The Birth of a Nation actress Gabrielle Union shook the world with a vulnerable and impassioned editorial in which she urged our society to have compassion for victims of sexual violence. In the wake of rape allegations made against director and actor Nate Parker, Union, a forty-four-year-old actress who launched her career with roles in iconic '90s movies, instantly became the insightful, outspoken actress that Hollywood has been desperately awaiting. With honesty and heartbreaking wisdom, she revealed her own trauma as a victim of sexual assault: "It is for you that I am speaking. This is real. We are real." In this moving collection of thought provoking essays infused with her unique wisdom and deep humor, Union uses that same fearlessness to tell astonishingly personal and true stories about power, color, gender, feminism, and fame. Union tackles a range of experiences, including bullying, beauty standards, and competition between women in Hollywood, growing up in white California suburbia and then spending summers with her black relatives in Nebraska, coping with crushes, puberty, and the divorce of her parents. Genuine and perceptive, Union bravely lays herself bare, uncovering a complex and courageous life of self-doubt and self-discovery with incredible poise and brutal honesty. Throughout, she compels us to be ethical and empathetic, and reminds us of the importance of confidence, self-awareness, and the power of sharing truth, laughter, and support.
WHAT UNITES US : REFLECTIONS ON PATRIOTISM
by Rather, Dan, author.
323.65 RAT
"The veteran journalist shares essays about what it means to be an American and the relevance of patriotism, discussing the institutions that support the nation, major events from the past half century, and how the country can better unite to secure a collective future." -- Provided by publisher.
WHEN THE WORLD SEEMED NEW : GEORGE H W  BUSH AND THE END OF THE COLD WAR
"Based on unprecedented access to previously classified documents and dozens of interviews with key policymakers, here is the untold story of how George H. W. Bush faced a critical turning point of history--the end of the Cold War. The end of the Cold War was the greatest shock to international affairs since World War II. In that perilous moment, Saddam Hussein chose to invade Kuwait, China cracked down on its own pro-democracy protesters, and regimes throughout Eastern Europe teetered between democratic change and new authoritarians. Not since FDR in 1945 had a U.S. president faced such opportunities and challenges. As the presidential historian Jeffrey Engel reveals in this page-turning history, behind closed doors from the Oval Office to the Kremlin, George H. W. Bush rose to the occasion brilliantly. Distrusted by such key allies as Margaret Thatcher and dismissed as too cautious by the press, Bush had the experience and the wisdom to use personal, one-on-one diplomacy with world leaders. Bush knew when it was essential to rally a coalition to push Iraq out of Kuwait. He managed to help unify Germany while strengthening NATO. Based on unprecedented access to previously classified documents and interviews with all of the principals, When the World Seemed New is a riveting, fly-on-the-wall account of a president with his hand on the tiller, guiding the nation through a pivotal time and setting the stage for the twenty-first century"--
WHERE THE PAST BEGINS : A WRITER
by Tan, Amy, author.
B TAN
"From New York Times bestselling author Amy Tan, a memoir on her life as a writer, her childhood, and the symbiotic relationship between fiction and emotional memory"-- Provided by publisher.
THE WHITE KING : CHARLES I, TRAITOR, MURDERER, MARTYR
by De Lisle, Leanda, author.
B CHARLES I
Barely forty years after England's golden age under Elizabeth I, the country was at war with itself, split between loyalty to the Crown and Parliament, with armies raised in Scotland and Ireland and fighters arriving from the continent to wage war on English soil. The English Civil War would set family against family and friend against friend, and its casualties were immense--England had become a failed state. At the head of the disintegrating kingdom was King Charles I. In this vivid portrait--newly informed by previously unseen manuscripts--Leanda de Lisle depicts a man who was not cruel enough for his times. Principled and high minded, he would pay a terrible price for the personal honor he so valued. However, in his own destruction, Charles sowed the seeds for the monarchy's rebirth. England's revolution lasted eleven unhappy years and forced her more radical religious experimenters to take their faith and revolutionary vision to the New World, leaving England to mend its wounds and restore its fortunes and future as the world's preeminent constitutional monarchy.
WHITE SPIRIT ANIMALS : PROPHETS OF CHANGE
by Hieronimus, J. Zohara Meyerhoff, author.
201.44 HIE
"Explores the powers and wisdom of sacred White Spirit Animals"-- Provided by publisher.
WHY POETRY
by Zapruder, Matthew, 1967- author.
809.1 ZAP
"In Why Poetry, award-winning poet Matthew Zapruder takes on what it is that poetry - and poetry alone - can do. Zapruder argues that the way we have been taught to read poetry is the very thing that prevents us from enjoying it. In lively, lilting prose, he shows us how that misunderstanding interferes with our direct experience of poetry and creates the sense of confusion or inadequacy that many of us feel when faced with it... Anchored in poetic analysis and steered through Zapruder's personal experience of coming to the form, Why Poetry is engaging and conversational, even as it makes a passionate argument for the necessity of poetry in an age when information is constantly being mistaken for knowledge. While he provides a simple reading method for approaching poems and illuminates concepts like associative movement, metaphor, and negative capability, Zapruder explicitly confronts the obstacles that readers face when they encounter poetry to show us that poetry can be read, and enjoyed, by anyone"--Book jacket.
THE WINE LOVER
by Fadiman, Anne, 1953- author.
B FADIMAN
"A memoir exploring the author's father's love of wine" -- Provided by publisher.
THE WISDOM OF SUNDAYS : LIFE-CHANGING INSIGHTS FROM SUPER SOUL CONVERSATIONS
"Oprah Winfrey says Super Soul Sunday is the television show she was born to do. "I see it as an offering," she explains. "If you want to be more fully present and live your life with a wide-open heart, this is the place to come to." Now, for the first time, the aha moments of inspiration and soul-expanding insight that have enlightened millions on the three-time Emmy Award-winning Super Soul Sunday are collected in The Wisdom of Sundays, a beautiful, cherishable, deeply-affecting book. Organized into ten chapters, each one representing a powerful step in Oprah's own spiritual journey and introduced with an intimate, personal essay by Oprah herself, the Wisdom of Sundays features selections from the most meaningful conversations between Oprah and some of today's most-admired thought-leaders." -- Provided by publisher.
WOMEN WILL VOTE : WINNING SUFFRAGE IN NEW YORK STATE
by Goodier, Susan, author.
324.623 GOO
WORKING WITH INDEPENDENT CONTRACTORS
by Fishman, Stephen, author.
346.7302 NOL
This is your complete guide to hiring independent contractors to meet your business needs, from making sure you comply with state labor and antidiscrimination laws to protecting your intellectual property to drafting and signing agreements.
A WORLD OF THREE ZEROS : THE NEW ECONOMICS OF ZERO POVERTY, ZERO UNEMPLOYMENT, AND ZERO NET CARBON EMISSIONS
In A World of Three Zeros, Yunus describes the new civilization emerging from the economic experiments his work has helped to inspire. He explains how global companies like McCain, Renault, Essilor, and Danone got involved with this new economic model through their own social action groups, describes the ingenious new financial tools now funding social businesses, and sketches the legal and regulatory changes needed to jumpstart the next wave of socially driven innovations. And he invites young people, business and political leaders, and ordinary citizens to join the movement and help create the better world we all dream of
A WRETCHED AND PRECARIOUS SITUATION : IN SEARCH OF THE LAST ARCTIC FRONTIER
From a snow-swept hill in the ice fields northwest of Greenland, famed Arctic explorer Robert E. Peary spots a line of mysterious peaks dotting the horizon. In 1906, he names that distant, uncharted territory "Crocker Land."ť Years later, two of Peary's disciples, George Borup and Donald MacMillan, take the brave steps Peary never did: with a team of amateur adventurers and intrepid native guides, they endeavor to reach this unknown land and fill in the last blank space on the globe. What follows is hardship and mishap the likes of which none of the explorers could possibly have imagined. From howling blizzards and desperate food shortages to crime and tragedy, the explorers experience a remarkable journey of endurance, courage, and hope. Set in one of the world's most inhospitable places, A Wretched and Precarious Situation is an Arctic tale unlike any other.
THE WRITTEN WORLD : THE POWER OF STORIES TO SHAPE PEOPLE, HISTORY, CIVILIZATION
"The story of literature in sixteen acts, from Alexander the Great and the Iliad to ebooks and Harry Potter, this engaging book brings together remarkable people and surprising events to show how writing shaped cultures, religions, and the history of the world"-- Provided by publisher.;"Great stories of people, history, and literature are combined to show how the power of the written word has influenced civilizations throughout time. Puchner writes about Ezra and the Old Testament, a young woman in 9th century Japan who wrote the first novel, a wild story about Cervantes and pirates, how Benjamin Franklin became the father of print in the United States, and more. Over this remarkable, engaging book, Puchner tells stories of creative people whose lives and beliefs led them to create groundbreaking foundational texts, and how those texts affected the world they were born into. Puchner offers a truly comprehensive and worldwide literary perspective, spanning time and cultures, from the first written story--The Epic of Gilgamesh--to the wordsmiths of Mande in Africa, to Harry Potter. He also focuses on writing technologies, including the invention of paper, the printing press, and the modern book, and how they shaped not just writing, but religion and economy, too. Taking us from clay tablets and ancient scrolls, all the way to internet tablets and scrolling down on computers today, Puchner will change the way you view the past, present, and future of literature. Readers will find new discoveries about old texts they love, and new stories they hadn't known before, as Martin Puchner tells the story of literature in 17 acts: how stories shaped history, and gave us THE WRITTEN WORLD"-- Provided by publisher.
YOU CAN
by Anderson, Carol E., author.
B ANDERSON
"Carol Anderson grows up in a fundamentalist Christian home in the '60s, a time when being gay was in opposition to all social and religious mores and against the law in most states. Fearing the rejection of her parents, she hides the truth about her love orientation, creating emotional distance from them for years, as she desperately struggles to harness her powerful attractions to women while pursuing false efforts to be with men. The watershed point in Carol's journey comes when she returns to graduate school and discovers the feminist movement, which emboldens her sense of personal power and the freedom to love whom she chooses. But this sense of self-possession comes too late for honesty with her father. His unexpected death before she can tell him the truth brings the full cost of Carol's secret crashing in--compelling her to come out to her mother before it is too late. Candid and poignant, You Can't Buy Love Like That reveals the complex invisible dynamics that arise for gay people who are forced to hide their true selves in order to survive--and celebrates the hard-won rewards of finding one's courageous heart and achieving self-acceptance and self-love." --Page [4] of cover.
YOU DON
When Carter Bryant began designing what would become the billion-dollar line of Bratz dolls, he was taking time off from his job at Mattel, where he designed outfits for Barbie. Later, back at Mattel, he sold his concept for Bratz to rival company MGA. Law professor Orly Lobel reveals the colorful story behind the ensuing decade-long court battle. This entertaining and provocative work pits audacious MGA against behemoth Mattel, shows how an idea turns into a product, and explores the two different versions of womanhood, represented by traditional all-American Barbie and her defiant, anti-establishment rival, the only doll to come close to outselling her. In an era when workers may be asked to sign contracts granting their employers the rights to and income resulting from their ideas, whether conceived during work hours or on their own time, Lobel's deeply researched story is a riveting and thought-provoking contribution to the contentious debate over creativity and intellectual property. -- Amazon description.

 

 

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