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32 YOLKS : FROM MY MOTHER
by Ripert, Eric, author.
B RIPERT
"Before he earned his third Michelin star at his iconic restaurant, Le Bernardin, the James Beard Award for Outstanding Chef of the Year, became a regular guest judge on Bravo's Top Chef, even before he knew how to make a proper omelet, Eric Ripert was a young boy in the South of France who felt that his world had come to an end. At the age of five, his parents went through a bitter divorce. Eric moved away with his mother, whose new husband, Serge, quickly grew to resent Eric and seemed to delight in making him miserable. The only place Eric felt at home was the kitchen, where his mother tried to cheer him up with lavish meals, but once the plates had been cleared, his unhappiness returned. Then he met Jacques, a locally renowned chef and restaurant owner. Jacques took Eric under his wing, letting him into his kitchen everyday after school where he would teach Eric how to make real chocolate mousse and regale him with stories from his travels. Watching Jacques and the obvious pride he took in his work, Eric began to see a future for himself, one in which his lifelong love of food could become something that he shared with other people. His desire to not only cook but to become the best would lead him into some of the most celebrated and demanding kitchens in Paris, serving under legendary chefs like Joel Robuchon and Jean Louis Palladin and trying to survive the brutal, exacting environment of their kitchens. Like Jacques Pepin's classic memoir The Apprentice, Eric Ripert's is a coming of age story about how he learned to cook and finally found his place in the kitchen"-- Provided by publisher.
AIRPLANE MANUFACTURING IN FARMINGDALE
by Neubeck, Ken, author.
338.4762 NEU
"Farmingdale, located in west-central Long Island on both sides of the Nassau-Suffolk County border, was an important center of airplane manufacturing from the First World War until almost the end of the Cold War. Aviation pioneers like Lawrence Sperry, Sherman Fairchild, Leroy Grumman, Alexander de Seversky, and Alexander Kartveli directed the manufacture of aircraft, aircraft engines, and key subassemblies as they evolved from the propeller, biplane era to the jet and space age.... Airplane manufacturing in Farmingdale ended in 1987 with the demise of Fairchild Republic, but this book offers a comprehensive pictorial history of the outstanding achievements of so many talented men and women over seven decades"--Page 4 of cover.
THE ALL NEW BALL BOOK OF CANNING AND PRESERVING : OVER 350 OF THE BEST CANNED, JAMMED, PICKLED, AND PRESERVED RECIPES
"From the experts at Jarden Home Brands, makers of Ball canning products, comes the first truly comprehensive canning guide created for today's home cooks. This modern handbook boasts more than 200 brand new recipes ranging from jams and jellies to jerkies, pickles, salsas, and more. Organized by technique, The All New Ball Book of Canning and Preserving covers water bath and pressure canning, pickling, fermenting, freezing, dehydrating, and smoking. Straightforward instructions and step-by-step photos ensure success for beginners, while practiced home canners will find more advanced methods and inspiring ingredient twists."-- Provided by publisher.
THE ALLERGY SOLUTION : UNLOCK THE SURPRISING, HIDDEN TRUTH ABOUT WHY YOU ARE SICK AND HOW TO GET WELL
"The Allergy Solution takes an in-depth look at how we can balance immunity through nutrition and lifestyle to reverse allergies without drugs, then lays out an easy nutritional program, starting with a 3-Day Power Wash designed to "clear the tracks." Do you suffer from asthma, eczema, or sinusitis? Are you sick of pain, brain fog, weight gain, anxiety, or depression, or wondering what is behind your mysterious symptoms? Let Dr. Galland's clinical experience and unique insights into cutting-edge science guide you back to health"-- Provided by publisher.
AMERICAN PHAROAH : THE UNTOLD STORY OF THE TRIPLE CROWN WINNER
American Pharoah is the definitive account not only of how the ethereal colt won the Kentucky Derby, Preakness, and Belmont Stakes, but how he changed lives.
THE ART OF SEO : MASTERING SEARCH ENGINE OPTIMIZATION
by Enge, Eric, author.
025.0425 ENG
In this book, four experts help you optimize your site for search engine visibility, using proven guidelines and cutting-edge techniques for planning and executing a comprehensive strategy.
ATLAS OF LOST CITIES : A TRAVEL GUIDE TO ABANDONED AND FORSAKEN DESTINATIONS
by Grouard de Tocqueville, Aude, author.
930.1 TOC
BILL O
by Fisher, David, 1946- author.
973.3 FIS
A companion to the docudrama of the same name shares insights into the American Revolution through the lives of its leaders, discussing such events as the child's murder that led to the Boston Massacre and the return of Ben Franklin from the Continental Army's first victory under Washington.
BITE ME : HOW LYME DISEASE STOLE MY CHILDHOOD, MADE ME CRAZY, AND ALMOST KILLED ME
"Set against the backdrop of the fast-paced fashion and entertainment industries, Bite me shares the heartbreaking and hilarious stories that moved Ally forward on her journey from sickness to health" after being diagnosed with Lyme disease (From book jacket).
THE BITTER TASTE OF VICTORY : LIFE, LOVE, AND ART IN THE RUINS OF THE REICH
When Germany surrendered in May 1945 it was a nation reduced to rubble. Immediately, America, Britain, Soviet Russia, and France set about rebuilding in their zones of occupation. Most urgent were physical needs--food, water, and sanitation--but from the start the Allies were also anxious to indoctrinate the German people in the ideas of peace and civilization. Denazification and reeducation would be key to future peace, and the arts were crucial guides to alternative, less militaristic ways of life. In an extraordinary extension of diplomacy, over the next four years, many writers, artists, actors, and filmmakers were dispatched by Britain and America to help rebuild the country their governments had spent years bombing. Ernest Hemingway, Martha Gellhorn, Marlene Dietrich, George Orwell, Lee Miller, W. H. Auden, Stephen Spender, Billy Wilder, and others undertook the challenge of reconfiguring German society. In the end, many of them became disillusioned by the contrast between the destruction they were witnessing and the cool politics of reconstruction. While they may have had less effect on Germany than Germany had on them, the experiences of these celebrated figures, never before told, offer an entirely fresh view of post-war Europe. The Bitter Taste of Victory is a brilliant and important addition to the literature of World War II.
BLACK BOX THINKING : WHY SOME PEOPLE NEVER LEARN FROM THEIR MISTAKES-BUT SOME DO
Nobody wants to fail. But in highly complex organizations, success can happen only when we confront our mistakes, learn from our own version of a black box, and create a climate where it's safe to fail. We all have to endure failure from time to time, whether it's underperforming at a job interview, flunking an exam, or losing a pickup basketball game. But for people working in safety-critical industries, getting it wrong can have deadly consequences. Consider the shocking fact that preventable medical error is the third-biggest killer in the United States, causing more than 400,000 deaths every year. Look at aviation. Every passenger aircraft in the world is equipped with an almost indestructible black box. Whenever there's any sort of mishap, major or minor, the box is opened, the data is analyzed, and experts figure out exactly what went wrong. Then the facts are published and procedures are changed, so that the same mistakes won't happen again. Why don't we all embrace the aviation approach to failure. Syed draws on a wide range of sources--from anthropology and psychology to history and complexity theory--to explore the subtle but predictable patterns of human error and our defensive responses to error and failure.
THE BRIDGE LADIES : A MEMOIR
by Lerner, Betsy, author.
B LERNER
"A fifty-year-old Bridge game provides an unexpected way to cross the generational divide between a daughter and her mother. Betsy Lerner takes us on a powerfully personal literary journey, where we learn a little about Bridge and a lot about life. After a lifetime defining herself in contrast to her mother's "don't ask, don't tell" generation, Lerner finds herself back in her childhood home, not five miles from the mother she spent decades avoiding. When Roz needs help after surgery, it falls to Betsy to take care of her. She expected a week of tense civility what she got instead were the Bridge Ladies. Impressed by their loyalty, she saw something her generation lacked. Facebook was great, but it wouldn't deliver a pot roast. Tentatively at first, Betsy becomes a regular at her mother's Monday Bridge club. Through her friendships with the ladies, she is finally able to face years of misunderstandings and family tragedy, the Bridge table becoming the common ground she and Roz never had. By turns darkly funny and deeply moving, The Bridge Ladies is the unforgettable story of a hard-won--but never-too-late--bond between mother and daughter"-- Provided by publisher.
BRILLIANCE AND FIRE : A BIOGRAPHY OF DIAMONDS
by Bergstein, Rachelle, author.
736.23 BER
From the author of Women from the Ankle Down comes a lively cultural biography of diamonds, which explores our society's obsession with the world's most brilliant gemstone and the real-world characters who make them shine. "A diamond is forever." Who among us doesn't recognize this phrase and, with it, the fascination that these shiny gemstones hold in our collective imagination as symbols of royalty, stars, and eternal love? But who gave us this catchphrase? Where do these gemstones and their colorful legacies originate? How did they become our culture's symbol of engagement and marriage? Why have they retained their coveted status throughout the centuries? Rachelle Bergstein's cultural biography of the diamond illuminates the enticing, often surprising story of our society's enduring obsession with the hardest gemstone and the people who have worked tirelessly to ensure its continued allure. From the South African mines where most diamonds have been sourced since the late 1890s to the companies who have fought to monopolize them from the stars who have dazzled in them to the people behind the scenes who have carefully crafted our understanding of their value, Brilliance and Fire offers a glittering history of the world's most coveted gemstone and its greatest champions and most colorful enthusiasts.
BROOKLYN RUSTIC : SIMPLE FOOD FOR SOPHISTICATED PALATES
by Calvert, Bryan, author.
641.5 CAL
Bryan Calvert is a culinary pioneer who helped make Brooklyn the new center of American food. Now, in more than 125 surefire, imaginative recipes that combine rural comforts with urban sophistication, he brings the best of the borough to your table.
THE BURGER COURT AND THE RISE OF THE JUDICIAL RIGHT
by Graetz, Michael J, author.
347.7326 GRA
"A fresh and revelatory look at the Warren Burger Supreme Court finds that it was not a "moderate" or transitional court, as often portrayed, but a conservative one that still defines the constitutional landscape we live in today. When Richard Nixon campaigned for the presidency in 1968 he promised to change the Supreme Court. With four appointments to the court, including Warren E. Burger as the chief justice, he did just that. In 1969, the Burger Court succeeded the famously liberal Warren Court, which had significantly expanded civil liberties and was despised by conservatives across the country. The Burger Court is often described as a "transitional"ť court between the liberal Warren Court and the Rehnquist and Roberts Courts, a court where little of importance happened. But as Michael J. Graetz and Linda Greenhouse show, the Burger Court veered well to the right in such areas as criminal law, race, and corporate power. Even while declaring a right to abortion in Roe v. Wade, it drew the line at government funding for poor women. The authors excavate the roots of the most significant Burger Court decisions and show how their legacy affects us today." -- Provided by publisher.
BUT WHAT IF WE
Klosterman "visualizes the contemporary world as it will appear to those who'll perceive it as the distant past, [asking] questions that are profound in their simplicity: How certain are we about our understanding of gravity? How certain are we about our understanding of time? What will be the defining memory of rock music, five hundred years from today? How seriously should we view the content of our dreams? How seriously should we view the content of television? Are all sports destined for extinction?"-- Amazon.com.
THE BUTLER
by Steel, Lewis M., 1937- author.
B STEEL
"The Butler's Child is the personal story of a Warner Brothers family grandson who spent more than fifty years as a fighting, no holds barred civil rights lawyer. Lewis explores why he, a privileged white man, devoted his life to seeking racial progress in often uncomprehending or hostile courts. In fact, after writing a feature forThe New York Times Magazine entitled "Nine Men in Black Who Think White," Lewis was fired from the NAACP and the entire board of the NAACP resigned in support of him. Lewis speaks about his family butler, an African American man named William Rutherford, who helped raise Lewis, and their deep but ultimately troubled relationship, as well as how Robert L. Carter, the NAACP's extraordinary general counsel, became Lewis' mentor, father figure and lifelong close friend. Lewis exposes the conflicts which arose from living and working in two very different worlds - that of the Warner Brothers family and that of a civil rights lawyer. He also explores his more than fifty year marriage and love of Kitty Muldoon, how they raised their three children, as well as their efforts to bridge two very different Jewish and Irish American families."-- Provided by publisher.
CAUMSETT : THE MARSHALL FIELD III GOLD COAST ESTATE
by The Caumsett Foundation, corporate author.
974.721 CAU
CHAIN OF TITLE : HOW THREE ORDINARY AMERICANS UNCOVERED WALL STREET
"In the depths of the Great Recession, a cancer nurse, a car dealership worker, and an insurance fraud specialist helped uncover the largest consumer crime in American history-a scandal that implicated dozens of major executives on Wall Street. They called it foreclosure fraud: millions of families were kicked out of their homes based on false evidence by mortgage companies that had no legal right to foreclose. Lisa Epstein, Michael Redman, and Lynn Szymoniak did not work in government or law enforcement. They had no history of anticorporate activism. Instead they were all foreclosure victims, and while struggling with their shame and isolation they committed a revolutionary act: closely reading their mortgage documents, discovering the deceit behind them, and building a movement to expose it."
COMING OF AGE IN THE OTHER AMERICA
by DeLuca, Stefanie, author.
305.235 DEL
COMMANDER IN CHIEF : FDR
by Hamilton, Nigel, author.
940.54 HAM
Nigel Hamilton's Mantle of Command, long-listed for the National Book Award, drew on years of archival research and interviews to portray FDR in a tight close up, as he determined Allied strategy in the crucial initial phases of World War II.Commander in Chief reveals the astonishing sequel, suppressed by Winston Churchill in his memoirs of Roosevelt's battles with Churchill to maintain that strategy. Roosevelt knew that the Allies should take Sicily but avoid a wider battle in southern Europe, building experience but saving strength to invade France in early 1944. Churchill seemed to agree at Casablanca only to undermine his own generals and the Allied command, testing Roosevelt's patience to the limit. Churchill was afraid of the invasion planned for Normandy, and pushed instead for disastrous fighting in Italy, thereby almost losing the war for the Allies. In a dramatic showdown, FDR finally set the ultimate course for victory by making the ultimate threat.Commander in Chief shows FDR in top form at a crucial time in the modern history of the West.
CONVERSATIONS IN JAZZ : THE RALPH J  GLEASON INTERVIEWS
by Gleason, Ralph J., author, interviewer.
781.65 GLE
During his nearly forty years as a music journalist, Ralph J. Gleason recorded many in-depth interviews with some of the greatest jazz musicians of all time. These informal sessions, conducted mostly in Gleason's Berkeley, California, home, have never been transcribed and published in full until now. This remarkable volume, a must-read for any jazz fan, serious musician, or musicologist, reveals fascinating, little-known details about these gifted artists, their lives, their personas, and, of course, their music. Bill Evans discusses his battle with severe depression, while John Coltrane talks about McCoy Tyner's integral role in shaping the sound of the Coltrane quartet, praising the pianist enthusiastically. Included also are interviews with Dizzy Gillespie, Sonny Rollins, Quincy Jones, Jon Hendricks, and the immortal Duke Ellington, plus seven more of the most notable names in twentieth-century jazz.
COYOTE AMERICA : A NATURAL AND SUPERNATURAL HISTORY
by Flores, Dan L. (Dan Louie), 1948- , author.
599.7725 FLO
This book "is both an environmental and a deep natural history of the coyote. It traces both the five-million-year-long biological story of an animal that has become the wolf in our backyards, as well as its cultural evolution from a preeminent spot in Native American religions to the hapless foil of the Road Runner. A deeply American tale, the story of the coyote in the American West and beyond is a sort of Manifest Destiny in reverse, with a pioneering hero whose career holds up an uncanny mirror to the successes and failures of American expansionism"--Dust jacket flap.
CREATING A WEBSITE : THE MISSING MANUAL
by MacDonald, Matthew, author.
006.74 MAC
Provides information on creating a Web site, covering such topics as text elements, style sheets, graphics, attracting visitors, JavaScript, and blogs.
CREATING A WEBSITE WITH WORDPRESS : FOR ANYONE WHO WANTS TO CREATE THEIR OWN PROFESSIONAL WEBSITE
Provides step-by-step instructions on using WordPress to create and maintain Web sites, covering everything from choosing a theme and layout to adding text, hyperlinks, images, and videos.
DEEP WORK : RULES FOR FOCUSED SUCCESS IN A DISTRACTED WORLD
"One of the most valuable skills in our economy is becoming increasingly rare. If you master this skill, you'll achieve extraordinary results. Deep work is the ability to focus without distraction on a cognitively demanding task. It's a skill that allows you to quickly master complicated information and produce better results in less time. Deep work will make you better at what you do and provide the sense of true fulfillment that comes from craftsmanship. In short, deep work is like a super power in our increasingly competitive twenty-first century economy. And yet, most people have lost the ability to go deep-spending their days instead in a frantic blur of e-mail and social media, not even realizing there's a better way. In DEEP WORK, author and professor Cal Newport flips the narrative on impact in a connected age. Instead of arguing distraction is bad, he instead celebrates the power of its opposite. Dividing this book into two parts, he first makes the case that in almost any profession, cultivating a deep work ethic will produce massive benefits. He then presents a rigorous training regimen, presented as a series of four "rules," for transforming your mind and habits to support this skill. A mix of cultural criticism and actionable advice, DEEP WORK takes the reader on a journey through memorable stories-from Carl Jung building a stone tower in the woods to focus his mind, to a social media pioneer buying a round-trip business class ticket to Tokyo to write a book free from distraction in the air-and no-nonsense advice, such as the claim that most serious professionals should quit social media and that you should practice being bored. DEEP WORK is an indispensable guide to anyone seeking focused success in a distracted world"-- Provided by publisher.
DOUBLE CUP LOVE : ON THE TRAIL OF FAMILY, FOOD, AND BROKEN HEARTS IN CHINA
"Fresh Off the Boat was Huang's story of growing up in his wild family as a first-generation Chinese-American in the comically hostile world of suburban America a rejection of the typical narrative of assimilation, it was a rallying cry for cultural integrity. But as he entered adulthood (of sorts) he began to wonder just how authentic his Chinese identity really was, a dilemma that grew more acute as he contemplated proposing marriage to his all-American (well, all-Italian-American) girlfriend. So he enlisted his brothers Emery and Evan and returned to the land his ancestors had abandoned. His immediate goal was to sample the best food in China, from four-star restaurants in Shanghai to sidewalk vendors in Chengdu, and open his own stand to see if his food stood up to Chinese tastes--but his deeper goal was to reconnect with his homeland, repair his frayed family relationships, decide whether to marry to his American girlfriend, and figure out just where to find meaning in his life. Parallelling Eddie's journey to China, this starts off as a book about food, but widens into a powerful story about love and family and what really make us who we are"-- Provided by publisher.
DOUGLAS MACARTHUR : AMERICAN WARRIOR
by Herman, Arthur, 1956- author.
B MACARTHUR
Douglas MacArthur was arguably the last American public figure to be worshipped unreservedly as a national hero, the last military figure to conjure up the romantic stirrings once evoked by George Armstrong Custer and Robert E. Lee. But he was also one of America's most divisive figures, a man whose entire career was steeped in controversy. Was he an avatar or an anachronism, a brilliant strategist or a vainglorious mountebank? Drawing on a wealth of new sources, Arthur Herman delivers a powerhouse biography that peels back the layers of myth, both good and bad, and exposes the marrow of the man beneath. MacArthur's life spans the emergence of the United States Army as a global fighting force. Its history is to a great degree his story. The son of a Civil War hero, he led American troops in three monumental conflicts: World War I, World War II, and the Korean War. Born four years after Little Bighorn, he died just as American forces began deploying in Vietnam. Herman's magisterial book spans the full arc of MacArthur's journey, from his elevation to major general at thirty-eight through his tenure as superintendent of West Point, field marshal of the Philippines, supreme ruler of postwar Japan, and beyond. More than any previous biographer, Herman shows how MacArthur's strategic vision helped shape several decades of U.S. foreign policy. Alone among his peers, he foresaw the shift away from Europe, becoming the prophet of America's destiny in the Pacific Rim. Here, too, is a vivid portrait of a man whose grandiose vision of his own destiny won him enemies as well as acolytes. MacArthur was one of the first military heroes to cultivate his own public persona, the swashbuckling commander outfitted with Ray-Ban sunglasses, riding crop, and corncob pipe. Repeatedly spared from being killed in battle, his soldiers nicknamed him "Bullet Proof", he had a strong sense of divine mission. "Mac"ť was a man possessed, in the words of of his contemporaries, of a “supreme and almost mystical faith that he could not fail.”
DRESSING THE DECADES : TWENTIETH-CENTURY VINTAGE STYLE
by Dirix, Emmanuelle, author.
746.92 DIR
An authoritative and visually stunning look at the fashion of the 20th century,Retro Style examines in depth the origins of the most important luxury garments of the years from 1900 to 2000. Each sumptuously illustrated chapter features a detailed overview of a particular decade, including the historical events, politics, technology, and advertising that inspired its most celebrated designs. By offering a thorough socio-economic context for the progress of high fashion through the years, the book provides a new perspective on such iconic items and significant trends as the cocktail dress, the Chanel suit, the tunic dress, boho chic, Futuristic chic, and others. The century's most famous designers including Lanvin, Chanel, Balenciaga, Dior, Givenchy, Versace, and Calvin Klein are profiled here, their influence and imagery conveyed through annotated head-to-toe looks and photographs of signature pieces and outfits. Also included are other, all-but-forgotten designers whose work nonetheless changed the way clothing is designed, made, promoted, and sold. Beautiful illustrations include design drawings, fashion photographs, and vintage fashion advertisements together with an introductory timeline, this exceptional volume presents a meaningful narrative for the creation and lasting appeal of the last century's fashion.
DRONE : REMOTE CONTROL WARFARE
by Gusterson, Hugh, author.
358.414 GUS
EASY COMPUTER BASICS : WINDOWS 10 EDITION
by Miller, Michael, 1958- author.
004.16 MIL
Teaches you the fundamentals to help you get the most from your computer hardware and software. Fully illustrated steps with simple instructions guide you through each task, building the skills you need to perform the most common computer tasks. -Publisher's description.
EATINGWELL VEGETABLES : THE ESSENTIAL REFERENCE
An authoritative reference to purchasing, storing, preparing and enjoying vegetables at their peak includes alphabetized coverage of 100 common vegetables, sharing complementary recipes and nutritional information.
THE EDGE OF THE EMPIRE : A JOURNEY TO BRITANNIA : FROM THE HEART OF ROME TO HADRIAN
"AD 130. Rome is the dazzling heart of a vast empire and Hadrian its most complex and compelling ruler. Faraway Britannia is one of the Romans' most troublesome provinces: here the sun is seldom seen and "the atmosphere in the country is always gloomy." What awaits the traveller to Britannia? How will you get there? What do you need to pack? What language will you speak? How does London compare to Rome? Are there any tourist attractions? And what dangers lurk behind Hadrian's new Wall? Combining an extensive range of Greek and Latin sources with a sound understanding of archaeology, Bronwen Riley describes an epic journey from Rome to Hadrian's Wall at the empire's northwestern frontier. In this strikingly original history of Roman Britain, she evokes the smells, sounds, colors, and sensations of life in the second century.
EVE OF A HUNDRED MIDNIGHTS : THE STAR-CROSSED LOVE STORY OF TWO WORLD WAR II CORRESPONDENTS AND THEIR EPIC ESCAPE ACROSS THE PACIFIC
"Documents the story of two married journalists who toured the Pacific islands after the fall of Manila during World War II, describing how they had many near-brushes with the Japanese and risked their lives to cover the war in the Pacific Theater." -- Provided by publisher.
EVERY LITTLE STEP : MY STORY
by Brown, Bobby (Vocalist), author.
B BROWN
Bobby Brown has been one of the most compelling American artists of the past thirty years, a magnetic and talented figure who successfully crossed over many musical genres, including R&B and hip hop, as well as the mainstream. In the late 1980s, the former front man of New Edition had a wildly successful solo career--especially with the launch of Don't Be Cruel--garnering multiple hits on the Billboard top ten list, as well as several Grammy, American Music, and Soul Train awards. But Brown put his career on hold to be with the woman he loved--American music royalty Whitney Houston. The marriage between Brown and Houston was perhaps the most closely watched and talked about marriage of the 1990s--a pairing that obsessed the public and the gossip industry. Now, for the first time, the world will be able to hear the truth from the mouth of America's "bad boy" himself.
EVERYBODY BEHAVES BADLY : THE TRUE STORY BEHIND HEMINGWAY
"The making of Ernest Hemingway's The Sun Also Rises, the outsize personalities who inspired it, and the vast changes it wrought on the literary world In the summer of 1925, Earnest Hemingway and a clique of raucous companions traveled to Pamplona, Spain, for the town's infamous running of the bulls. Then, over the next six weeks, he channeled that trip's maelstrom of drunken brawls, sexual rivalry, midnight betrayals, and midday hangovers into his groundbreaking novel The Sun Also Rises. This revolutionary work redefined modern literature as much as it did his peers, who would forever after be called the Lost Generation. But the full story of Hemingway's legendary rise has remained untold until now. Lesley Blume resurrects the explosive, restless landscape of 1920s Paris and Spain and reveals how Hemingway helped create his own legend. He made himself into a death-courting, bull-fighting aficionado a hard-drinking, short-fused literary genius and an expatriate bon vivant. Blume's vivid account reveals the inner circle of the Lost Generation as we have never seen it before, and shows how it still influences what we read and how we think about youth, sex, love, and excess."-- Provided by publisher.
THE EVERYDAY MEAT GUIDE : A NEIGHBORHOOD BUTCHER
When Rachael Ray wants to tell her 2.6 million viewers how to shop wisely at the meat counter, she invites veteran butcher Ray Venezia on her show. This handbook condenses Venezia's expert advice from 25 years behind the butcher block, giving every weeknight shopper and grill enthusiast the need-to-know information on meat grades, best values, and common cuts for poultry, pork, lamb, veal, and beef. The Everyday Meat Guide includes easy-to-follow illustrations and instructions for the questions butchers are most often asked, plus a handy photo gallery for quick identification at the market. This refreshingly simplified, confidence-instilling take on the most intimidating part of grocery shopping makes navigating the meat counter truly easy.
THE EVOLUTION OF MONEY
by Orrell, David, author.
332.49 ORR
EXCEL 2016 : IN EASY STEPS
by Price, Michael, 1942- author.
005.54 PRI
A guide to Microsoft Excel 2016 covers such topics as the ribbon interface, managing data, formulas and functions, tables, charts, macros, templates and scenarios, and links and connections.
FAIR PLAY : HOW LGBT ATHLETES ARE CLAIMING THEIR RIGHTFUL PLACE IN SPORTS
In Fair Play, Zeigler tells the story of how sports have transformed for LGBT athletes, diving into key moments and issues that have shaped sports for LGBT people today. He shares intimate behind-the-scenes details about various athletes and stories--including NFL Hall of Famer Michael Irvin, transgender MMA fighter Fallon Fox, and NFL hopeful Michael Sam, among others--along with contextual insights about elite sports, including the overhyped "distraction" myth surrounding gay athletes.
FALLING : A DAUGHTER, A FATHER, AND A JOURNEY BACK
by Cooper, Elisha, author.
B COOPER
"The award-winning children's book author confronts a new world when faced with his daughter's illness in this frank, moving, and beautiful memoir. Elisha Cooper spends his mornings writing and illustrating children's books, his afternoons playing with his two daughters. The phrase he hates most is "throw like a girl," so he teaches them to climb trees and play ball. But when he discovers a lump in five-year-old Zoe's midsection as she sits on his lap at a Chicago Cubs game, everything changes. Surgery, sleepless nights, treatments, a drumbeat of worry. Even as the family moves to New York and Zoe starts kindergarten, they must navigate a new normal: school and soccer games and hot chocolates in cafes regularly interrupted by anxious visits to the hospital. And Elisha is forced to balance his desires to be a protective parent even as he encourages his girls to take risks, against the increasing helplessness he feels for his child's well-being, and his own. With the observant eye of an artist and remarkable humor, Elisha writes about what it took for him and his wife to preserve a sense of normalcy and joy in their daughters' lives how the family emerged from this experience profoundly changed, but healed and whole how we are all transformed by the fear and hope we feel for those we love"-- Provided by publisher.
FASCINATORS : 25 STYLISH ACCESSORIES TO TOP OFF YOUR LOOK
by Scheidig, Hannah, author.
646.5 SCH
"A fascinator is a chic little adornment, not quite a traditional hat but more than a headband, that suits any occasion and any time of day. Style mavens in England are credited with setting off an international fascination with fascinators this smashing headwear now appears everywhere, donning the heads of celebrities and A-listers on the red carpet to today's fashionable brides, who are tossing aside their traditional veils for fascinators bedazzled with crystals and feathers. This is the first craft book of its kind with how-tos for fascinators, floral crowns, tiaras, and more: 25 in all, plus variations on each project--there are even sweet projects suitable for little girls. Fascinators range from dressy professional to black-tie elegant."--Amazon.com.
FASHION
"Mere clothing is transformed into desirable fashion by the way it is represented in imagery. Fashion's Double examines how meanings are projected onto garments through their representation, whether in painting, photography, cinema or online fashion film, conveying identity and status, eliciting fascination and desire. With in-depth case studies including the film and photography of Nick Knight, Helmut Lang and Terry Richardson, film examples including Pret-a-Porter, music video 'Girl Panic' by Duran Duran and much more, the book analyses the interrelationship between clothing, identity, embodiment and self-representation. Accessibly written for students and scholars, Fashion's Double will appeal to anyone studying fashion, cultural studies, art theory and history, photography and sociology"-- Provided by publisher.
FASTPITCH : THE UNTOLD HISTORY OF SOFTBALL AND THE WOMEN WHO MADE THE GAME
Fastpitch softball is one of the most widely played sports in the world, with tens of millions of active participants in various age groups. But the origins of this beloved sport and the charismatic athletes who helped it achieve prominence in the mid-twentieth century have been largely forgotten, until now. Fastpitch brings to life the eclectic mix of characters that make up softball's vibrant 129-year history. From its humble beginnings in 1887, when it was invented in a Chicago boat club and played with a broomstick, to the rise in the 1940s and 1950s of professional-caliber company-sponsored teams that toured the country in style. Fastpitch softball's early years featured several male stars, such as the vaudeville-esque Eddie Feigner, whose signature move was striking out batters while blindfolded. But because softball was one of the only team sports that women were allowed to play competitively, it took on added importance for female athletes. At a time when female athletes had almost no prospects, softball offered them a chance to flourish. Book is told from the perspective of such influential players as Bertha Ragan Tickey, who set strikeout records and taught Lana Turner to pitch, and Joan Joyce, who struck out baseball legend Ted Williams and helped found a professional softball league with Billie Jean King.
THE FATE OF GENDER : NATURE, NURTURE, AND THE HUMAN FUTURE
by Browning, Frank, 1946- author.
305.3 BRO
As Browning shares specific and engaging human stories, he also elucidates the neuroscience that distinguishes male and female biology, shows us how all parents' brains change during the first weeks of parenthood, and finally how men's and women's responses to age differ worldwide based not on biology but on their earlier life habits. Increasingly, the categories of "male" and "female" and even "gay" and "straight" seem old-fashioned and reductive. Just visible on the horizon is a world of gender and sexual fluidity that will remake our world in fundamental ways.
THE FIFTY-YEAR MISSION : THE COMPLETE, UNCENSORED, UNAUTHORIZED ORAL HISTORY OF STAR TREK: THE FIRST 25 YEARS
An incisive, no-holds-barred oral history, told exclusively by the people who were there during the first 25 years of Star Trek, in their own words, sharing the inside scoop they've never revealed before, unveiling the oftentimes shocking true story of the history of Star Trek, and chronicling the trials, tribulations--and tribbles--that have remained deeply buried secrets--until now.
THE FIRST CIRCUMNAVIGATORS : UNSUNG HEROES OF THE AGE OF DISCOVERY
by Kelsey, Harry, 1929- author.
910.92 KEL
"Prior histories of the first Spanish mariners to circumnavigate the globe in the sixteenth century have focused on Ferdinand Magellan and the other illustrious leaders of these daring expeditions. Harry Kelsey's masterfully researched study is the first to concentrate on the hitherto anonymous sailors, slaves, adventurers, and soldiers who manned the ships. The author contends that these initial transglobal voyages occurred by chance, beginning with the launch of Magellan's armada in 1519, when the crews dispatched by the king of Spain to claim the Spice Islands in the western Pacific were forced to seek a longer way home, resulting in bitter confrontations with rival Portuguese. Kelsey's enthralling history, based on more than thirty years of research in European and American archives, offers fascinating stories of treachery, greed, murder, desertion, sickness, and starvation but also of courage, dogged persistence, leadership, and loyalty."--Dust jacket.
FOOD & BEER
by Burns, Daniel, author.
641.5 BUR
"A book with more than 75 recipes from an internationally acclaimed chef/brewer duo dedicated to elevating and pairing beer with high-end dining. The debut book by Danish gypsy brewer Jeppe Jarnit-Bjergso¸ of the bar Torst, and Canadian chef Daniel Burns of the Michelin-starred restaurant Luksus -- both in a shared space in Greenpoint, Brooklyn where they elevate beer to the level of wine in fine dining. With a dialogue running throughout the book, Food & Beer examines the vision and philosophy of this duo at the forefront of a new gastronomic movement. With a stunning, bold aesthetic, the design will highlight the dual visions of the authors and the spaces -- Torst, which is more rustic and relaxed, and Luksus, which is more sleek and refined. Foreword by internationally renowned chef Rene Redzepi, co-owner of Noma in Copenhagen."
FOOD AND THE CITY : NEW YORK
"An unprecedented behind-the-scenes tour of New York City's dynamic food culture, as told through the voices of the chefs, line cooks, restaurateurs, waiters, and street vendors who have made this industry their lives. In Food and the City, Ina Yalof takes us on an insider's journey into New York's pulsating food scene alongside the men and women who call it home. Dominique Ansel declares what great good fortune led him to make the first cronut. Lenny Berk explains why Woody Allen's mother would allow only him to slice her lox at Zabar's. Ghaya Oliveira, who came to New York as a young Tunisian stockbroker, opens up about her hardscrabble yet swift trajectory from dishwasher to executive pastry chef at Daniel. Restaurateur Eddie Schoenfeld describes his journey from Nice Jewish Boy from Brooklyn to New York's Indisputable Chinese Food Maven. From old-schoolers such as David Fox, third-generation owner of Fox's U-bet syrup, and the outspoken Upper West Side butcher "Schatzie," to new kids on the block including Patrick Collins, sous chef at The Dutch, and Brooklyn artisan Lauren Clark of Sucre Mort Pralines, Food and the City is a fascinating oral history with an unforgettable gallery of New Yorkers who embody the heart and soul of a culinary metropolis"-- Provided by publisher.
HACKED : THE INSIDE STORY OF AMERICA
by Mitchell, Charlie, 1962- author.
364.168 MIT
HAL HIGDON
by Higdon, Hal.
796.4252 HIG
HOGS WILD : SELECTED REPORTING PIECES
by Frazier, Ian, author.
814.54 FRA
"A generous selection of Frazier's most sophisticated and uproarious feature stories"-- Provided by publisher.;Part muckraker, part adventurer, and part raconteur, Frazier beholds, captures, and occasionally re-imagines the spirit of the American experience. He travels down South to examine feral hogs, and learns that their presence in any county is a strong indicator that it votes Republican. He introduces us to a man who, when his house is hit by a supposed meteorite, hopes to "leverage" the space object into opportunity for his family, and a New York City police detective who is fascinated with rap-music-related crimes. Alongside Frazier's delight in the absurdities of contemporary life is his sense of social responsibility: there's an echo of the great reform-minded writers in his pieces on a soup kitchen, opioid overdose deaths on Staten Island, and the rise in homelessness under Bloomberg.
THE HOUR OF LAND : A PERSONAL TOPOGRAPHY OF AMERICA
by Williams, Terry Tempest, author.
333.7809 WIL
For years, America's national parks have provided public breathing spaces in a world in which such spaces are steadily disappearing, which is why close to 300 million people visit the parks each year. In honor of the centennial of the National Park Service, The Hour of Land, celebrates our national parks, what they mean to us, and what we mean to them.Through twelve carefully chosen parks, from Yellowstone in Wyoming to Acadia in Maine to Big Bend in Texas, Tempest Williams creates a series of lyrical portraits that illuminate the unique grandeur of each place while delving into what it means to shape a landscape with its own evolutionary history into something of our own making. It is a meditation and manifesto on why wild lands matter to the soul of America.
A HOUSE FULL OF DAUGHTERS : A MEMOIR OF SEVEN GENERATIONS
by Nicolson, Juliet, authors.
B NICOLSON
HOUSE OF NAILS : A MEMOIR OF LIFE ON THE EDGE
by Dykstra, Lenny, 1963- author.
B DYKSTRA
Eclipsing the traditional sports memoir, House of Nails, by former world champion, multimillionaire entrepreneur, and imprisoned felon Lenny Dykstra, spins a tragicomic tale of Shakespearean proportions -- a relentlessly entertaining American epic that careens between the heights and the abyss.
HOW THE POST OFFICE CREATED AMERICA : A HISTORY
by Gallagher, Winifred, author.
383.4973 GAL
Examines the surprising role of the postal service in our nation's political, social, economic, and physical development.
HOW TO DECORATE
by Studholme, Joa, author.
747.94 STU
"Set to become the bible of home decoration, Farrow & Ball How to Decorate provides a highly practical and inspirational guide to the successful use of paint and paper in any home, large or small, urban or country. Published on the 70th anniversary of the founding of the iconic brand, the book brings together the expertise of Joa Studholme and Farrow & Ball's creative team to demystify the nitty-gritty of transforming a home - from deciding which colors work best in a north-facing room to creating accents with paint and making the most of a feature wall."--Amazon.com.
HOW TO LISTEN TO JAZZ
by Gioia, Ted, author.
781.6511 GIO
An acclaimed music scholar presents an accessible introduction to the art of listening to jazz
THE HUNDRED-YEAR WALK : AN ARMENIAN ODYSSEY
by MacKeen, Dawn Anahid, author.
956.6 MAC
"The inspiring story of a young Armenian's harrowing escape from genocide and of his granddaughter's quest to retrace his steps. Growing up, Dawn MacKeen heard fragments of her grandfather Stepan's story, of how he was swept up in the deadly mass deportation of Armenians during World War I and of how he miraculously managed to escape. Longing for a fuller picture of Stepan's life--and the lost home her family fled--Dawn travels alone to Turkey and Syria, across a landscape still rife with tension. Using his long-lost journals as a guide, she reconstructs her grandfather's odyssey to the far reaches of the Ottoman Empire, where he found himself in the midst of unspeakable atrocities. Part reportage, part memoir, The Hundred-Year Walk alternates between Stepan's tale of resilience and Dawn's remarkable journey, giving us a rare firsthand account of the twentieth century's first genocide. It's filled with edge-of-your-seat escapes and accounts of lifesaving kindnesses in the harsh desert. And it's in the desert that Dawn finds the unexpected: the secret to Stepan's survival"-- Provided by publisher.
HURRICANE STREET
by Kovic, Ron, author.
959.7043 KOV
"In the spring of 1974, as the last American troops were being pulled out of Vietnam, Ron Kovic and a small group of other severely injured veterans in a California VA hospital launched the American Veterans Movement. In a phenomenal feat of political organizing, Kovic corralled his fellow AVM members into staging a sit-in, and then a hunger strike, in the Los Angeles office of Senator Alan Cranston, demanding better treatment of injured and disabled veterans. This was a short-lived and chaotic but ultimately successful movement to improve the deplorable conditions in VA hospitals across the country. Hurricane Street is their story--one that resonates deeply today--told by Kovic in the passionate and brutally honest style that led to over one million sales of Born on the Fourth of July"-- Amazon.com.
IF YOU CAN KEEP IT : THE FORGOTTEN PROMISE OF AMERICAN LIBERTY
Eric Metaxas offers a thrilling review of America's uniqueness, and a sobering reminder that America's greatness cannot continue unless people truly understand what their founding fathers meant for them to be. The book includes a stirring call-to-action for every American to understand the ideals behind the 'noble experiment in ordered liberty' that is America. It also paints a vivid picture of the tremendous fragility of that experiment and explains why that fragility has been dangerously forgotten - and in doing so it lays out our own responsibility to live those ideals and carry on those freedoms. Metaxas believes America is not a nation bounded by ethnic identity or geography, but rather by a radical and unprecedented idea, based upon liberty and freedom.
THE INEVITABLE : UNDERSTANDING THE 12 TECHNOLOGICAL FORCES THAT WILL SHAPE OUR FUTURE
An expert tech writer discusses the forces and trends that will revolutionize daily life through the upcoming technological advances of the next thirty years.
THE INTELLIGENT CONVERSATIONALIST : 31 CHEAT SHEETS THAT WILL SHOW YOU HOW TO TALK TO ANYONE ABOUT ANYTHING, ANYTIME
"Have you ever been at a cocktail party when all of a sudden you feel like an outsider in the conversation because you have absolutely no idea what the person is talking about? You're standing around with a glass of wine and someone starts talking about how the stock market did that day leading to the career highs of Ben Bernanke and the best way to short a stock. You stand there completely silent because you know nothing about the stock market, let alone the history of economics. You're being pushed to the outside edge of the pack and there's no way to reach gracefully for your iPhone and Google. Fear not: Imogen Lloyd Webber is on a mission to make everyone as conversationally nimble as she has learned to be as a cable news pundit. Her solution: get a few cheat sheets and study up. Remember cheat sheets, those slips of paper filled with facts? As Imogen might say "Google is good, but a cheat sheet is forever..." In eight cheat sheets, Imogen takes you through the facts that come up in most conversations: the English language, math/economics, religion, history, politics, geography, biology and culture. From the history of money to who signed The Magna Carta, Imogen shows you how to get back in a conversation, win any argument and most importantly, how to pivot out of a tough conversational bind. Imogen Lloyd Webber's The Cheat Sheets will help you talk with anyone about anything anytime"-- Provided by publisher.
THE INVENTION OF RUSSIA : FROM GORBACHEV
by Ostrovsky, Arkady, 1971- author.
947.086 OST
The end of communism and breakup of the Soviet Union was a time of euphoria around the world, but Russia today is violently anti-American and dangerously nationalistic. So how did we go from the promise of those heady days to the autocratic police state of Putin's new Russia? The Invention of Russia is a breathtakingly ambitious book that reaches back to the darkest days of the cold war to tell the story of the fight for the soul of a nation. With the deep insight only possible of a native son, Ostrovsky introduces us to the propagandists, oligarchs, and fixers who have set Russia's course since the collapse of the Soviet Union, inventing a new and more ominous identity for a country where ideas are all too often wielded like a cudgel.
INVISIBLE INFLUENCE : THE HIDDEN FORCES THAT SHAPE BEHAVIOR
Explores the subtle, secret influences that affect the decisions we make--from what we buy, to the careers we choose, to what we eat.
IPHONE IN EASY STEPS : COVERS IOS 9
by Provan, Drew, 1955-, author.
004.1675 PRO
JACKIE ROBINSON : AN INTEGRATED LIFE
by Schutz, J. Christopher, author.
B ROBINSON
J. Christopher Schutz reveals the real Jackie Robinson, as a more defiant, combative spirit than simply the "śturn the other cheek" compliant "credit to his race."ť Examining this key figure at the crossroads of baseball and civil rights histories, Schutz provides a cohesive exploration of the man and the times that made him great.
JACKSON, 1964 : AND OTHER DISPATCHES FROM FIFTY YEARS OF REPORTING ON RACE IN AMERICA
"From bestselling author and beloved New Yorker writer Calvin Trillin, a deeply resonant collection from fifty years of reporting on race and racism in America, from the Civil Rights Era to today" -- Provided by publisher.
JEWISH COMMUNITY OF LONG ISLAND
by Miller, Rhoda, author.
305.8924 MIL
KOKORO YOGA : MAXIMIZE YOUR HUMAN POTENTIAL AND DEVELOP THE SPIRIT OF A WARRIOR
"This is Warrior Yoga, New York Times bestselling author and retired Navy SEAL Commander Mark Divine's latest contribution to mental and physical achievement exercises started with 8 Weeks to SEALFIT and Unbeatable Mind. This is not your average yoga book. Using Coach Divine's signature integrated training curriculum, Warrior Yoga is an intense physical workout designed for both the nation's elite special ops soldiers, and the regular athlete with the heart and mind of a warrior. His tried and true warrior sequences are designed to be simple and flexible. These short, powerful drills can be done from home or on the road to enhance existing workout regimens and cultivate new ones. The sequences are targeted and focused to adapt to any athlete's physical and mental capabilities including those rehabilitating from injuries and suffering from PTSD. Mark's decades of experience with amateur and professional athletes, active and aspiring Navy SEALS, and wounded warriors uniquely qualify him as an expert motivator and teacher. To be a SEALFITTM Yoga Warrior requires a harmonious balance between mental and physical toughness, strength, and agility. Mark's short digestible exercises will help any athlete hone their fitness routine to reach their fullest potential, combining the physical, emotional and spiritual aspects of an unbeatable mind and body program.".
LEARNING SWIFT
by Manning, Jon, author.
005.268 MAN
With this practical guide, skilled programmers with little or no knowledge of Apple development will learn how to code with Swift 2 by developing three complete, tightly linked versions of the Notes application for the OS X, iOS, and watchOS platforms.
LIFE MOVES PRETTY FAST : THE LESSONS WE LEARNED FROM EIGHTIES MOVIES (AND WHY WE DON
"From Vogue contributor and Guardian columnist Hadley Freeman, a personalized guide to eighties movies that describes why they changed movie-making forever--featuring exclusive interviews with the producers, directors, writers and stars of the best cult classics"-- Provided by publisher.
LIVE FAST DIE HOT
by Mollen, Jenny, 1979- author.
B MOLLEN
"A collection of comedic essays about the author's life as a reluctant adult"-- Provided by publisher.
LOVE WINS : THE LOVERS AND LAWYERS WHO FOUGHT THE LANDMARK CASE FOR MARRIAGE EQUALITY
"The fascinating and very moving story of the lovers, lawyers, judges and activists behind the groundbreaking Supreme Court case that led to one of the most important, national civil rights victories in decades--the legalization of same-sex marriage. In June 2015, the Supreme Court made same-sex marriage the law in all fifty states in a decision as groundbreaking as Roe v Wade and Brown v Board of Education. Through insider accounts and access to key players, this definitive account reveals the dramatic and previously unreported events behind Obergefell v Hodges and the lives at its center." -- Provided by publisher.
THE LYNCHING : THE EPIC COURTROOM BATTLE THAT BROUGHT DOWN THE KLAN
Describes the brutal killing of a young black man and subsequent conviction of two Klansmen in 1981 Alabama and the civil suit that exposed the true motives and philosophy of the organization and ultimately bankrupted them
MACS FOR DUMMIES
by Baig, Edward C., author.
004.165 BAI
THE MAXIMUM SECURITY BOOK CLUB : READING LITERATURE IN A MEN
by Brottman, Mikita, 1966- author.
365.66 BRO
"A riveting account of the two years literary scholar Mikita Brottman spent reading literature with criminals in a maximum-security men's prison outside Baltimore, and what she learned from them--Orange Is the New Black meets Reading Lolita in Tehran. On sabbatical from teaching literature to undergraduates, and wanting to educate a different kind of student, Mikita Brottman starts a book club with a group of convicts from the Jessup Correctional Institution in Maryland. She assigns them ten dark, challenging classics--including Conrad's Heart of Darkness, Shakespeare's Macbeth, Stevenson's Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, Poe's story "The Black Cat," and Nabokov's Lolita--books that don't flinch from evoking the isolation of the human struggle, the pain of conflict, and the cost of transgression. Although Brottman is already familiar with these works, the convicts open them up in completely new ways. Their discussions may "only" be about literature, but for the prisoners, everything is at stake. Gradually, the inmates open up about their lives and families, their disastrous choices, their guilt and loss. Brottman also discovers that life in prison, while monotonous, is never without incident. The book club members struggle with their assigned reading through solitary confinement on lockdown in between factory shifts in the hospital and in the middle of the chaos of blasting televisions, incessant chatter, and the constant banging of metal doors. Though The Maximum Security Book Club never loses sight of the moral issues raised in the selected reading, it refuses to back away from the unexpected insights offered by the company of these complex, difficult men. It is a compelling, thoughtful analysis of literature--and prison life--like nothing you've ever read before"-- Provided by publisher.
MEANT TO BE : A MEMOIR
by Hier, Marvin, author.
B HIER
MILLER PLACE AND MOUNT SINAI THROUGH TIME
by Giffen, Edna Davis, author.
974.725 GIF
A MILLION YEARS IN A DAY : A CURIOUS HISTORY OF EVERYDAY LIFE FROM THE STONE AGE TO THE PHONE AGE
"Who invented beds? When did we start cleaning our teeth? How old are wine and beer? Which came first: the toilet seat or toilet paper? What was the first clock? Every day, from the moment our alarm clock wakes us in the morning until our head hits our pillow at night, we all take part in rituals that are millennia old.Structured around one ordinary day, A Million Years in a Day reveals the astonishing origins and development of the daily practices we take for granted. In this gloriously entertaining romp through human history, Greg Jenner explores the gradual and often unexpected evolution of our daily routines. This is not a story of politics, wars, or great events. Instead, Jenner has scoured Roman rubbish bins, Egyptian tombs, and Victorian sewers tobring us the most intriguing, surprising, and sometimes downright silly nuggets from our past.Drawn from across the world, spanning a million years of humanity, this book is a smorgasbord of historical delights. It is a history of all those things you always wondered - and many you have never considered. It is the story of your life, one million years in the making"-- Provided by publisher.
MODERN ROMANCE
by Ansari, Aziz, 1983- author.
306.73 ANS
"The acclaimed comedian teams up with a New York University sociologist to explore the nature of modern relationships, evaluating how technology is shaping contemporary relationships and considering the differences between courtships of the past and present." -- Provided by publisher.
MUSIC IN THE AIR : THE SELECTED WRITINGS OF RALPH J  GLEASON
by Gleason, Ralph J., interviewer.
781.65 GLE
During his nearly forty years as a music journalist, Ralph J. Gleason recorded many in-depth interviews with some of the greatest jazz musicians of all time. These informal sessions, conducted mostly in Gleason's Berkeley, California, home, have never been transcribed and published in full until now. This remarkable volume, a must-read for any jazz fan, serious musician, or musicologist, reveals fascinating, little-known details about these gifted artists, their lives, their personas, and, of course, their music. Bill Evans discusses his battle with severe depression, while John Coltrane talks about McCoy Tyner's integral role in shaping the sound of the Coltrane quartet, praising the pianist enthusiastically. Included also are interviews with Dizzy Gillespie, Sonny Rollins, Quincy Jones, Jon Hendricks, and the immortal Duke Ellington, plus seven more of the most notable names in twentieth-century jazz.
MY FATHER AND ATTICUS FINCH : A LAWYER
As a child, Joseph Beck heard the stories--when other lawyers came up with excuses, his father courageously defended a black man charged with raping a white woman. Now a lawyer himself, Beck reconstructs his father's role in State of Alabama vs. Charles White, Alias, a trial that was much publicized when Harper Lee was twelve years old.
MY FATHER BEFORE ME : A MEMOIR
by Forhan, Chris, 1959- author.
B FORHAN
"The fifth of eight children, Chris Forhan was born into a family of silence. His mother and father often sat in the same room but exchanged no words. He and his siblings learned, without being told, that certain thoughts and feelings were not to be shared. On the evenings his father didn't come home, the rest of the family would eat dinner without him, his whereabouts unknown, his absence pronounced but unspoken. And on a cold night just before Christmas 1973, long after dinner, the rest of the family asleep, Forhan's father killed himself in the garage--a new silence. Forty years later, Chris speaks into the quiet his father left behind, digging into his family's past and finding within each generation the same abandonment, loss, and silence in which he was raised. Like Ian Frazier in Family or Philip Roth in American Pastoral, Forhan shows his family as both a part and a product of its time. My Father Before Me is a family history, an investigation into a death, and a stirring portrait of an Irish Catholic childhood, all set against a backdrop of America from the Great Depression to Elvis Costello. Lucidly and unflinchingly, Forhan attempts to understand his father and ultimately himself in order to avoid passing his family's silence on to his children. To separate this silence from the introversion that inspires him as a writer, he courageously confronts it, telling the story that his family will not tell, and piecing together the fragments of the life that his father chose to leave"-- Provided by publisher.
MY WINDOWS 10
by Murray, Katherine, 1961- author.
005.446 MUR
Presents step-by-step instructions for a variety of tasks using Windows 10, covering such topics as customizing the desktop, working with applications, organizing files, and browsing with Microsoft Edge.
NAKED MONEY : A REVEALING LOOK AT WHAT IT IS AND WHY IT MATTERS
by Wheelan, Charles J., author.
332.4 WHE
THE NAUGHTY DIET : THE 10-STEP PLAN TO EAT AND CHEAT YOUR WAY TO THE BODY YOU WANT
Last year, Melissa Milne asked 10,000 women how they feel about their bodies, weight, and food. The answers were shocking: more than 80 percent feel guilty after a decadent meal nearly 60 percent have dieted down a dress size to appease a man almost two-thirds say they have been body-shamed by another woman- and 50 percent would rather be skinnier than happier or smarter. These women are sick and tired of feeling.
NEW ENGLAND BOUND : SLAVERY AND COLONIZATION IN EARLY AMERICA
by Warren, Wendy (Professor of history), author.
306.362 WAR
In the tradition of Edmund S. Morgan, whose American Slavery, American Freedom revolutionized colonial history, a new generation of historians is fundamentally rewriting America's beginnings. Nowhere is this more evident than in Wendy Warren's explosive New England Bound, which reclaims the lives of so many long-forgotten enslaved Africans and Native Americans in the seventeenth century. Based on new evidence, Warren links the growth of the northern colonies to the Atlantic slave trade, demonstrating how New England's economy derived its vitality from the profusion of slave-trading ships coursing through its ports. Warren documents how Indians were systematically sold into slavery in the West Indies and reveals how colonial families like the Winthrops were motivated not only by religious freedom but also by their slave-trading investments. New England Bound punctures the myth of a shining "City on a Hill,"ť forcefully demonstrating that the history of American slavery can no longer confine itself to the nineteenth-century South.
NOT SO DIFFERENT : FINDING HUMAN NATURE IN ANIMALS
by Lents, Nathan H., author.
591.5 LEN
With evidence from psychology, evolutionary biology, cognitive science, anthropology and ethnolgy, the biologist Nathan H. Lents argues that the same evolutionary forces of cooperation and competition have shaped both humans and animals.
OLD AGE : A BEGINNER
by Kinsley, Michael E., author.
814.54 KIN
"A collection of essays on aging, Parkinson's disease, fame, and the legacy of the Baby Boomer generation"-- Provided by publisher.
THE ONLY RULE IS IT HAS TO WORK : OUR WILD EXPERIMENT BUILDING A NEW KIND OF BASEBALL TEAM
"It's the ultimate in fantasy baseball: You get to pick the roster, set the lineup, and decide on strategies -- with real players, in a real ballpark, in a real playoff race. That's what baseball analysts Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller got to do when an independent minor-league team in California, the Sonoma Stompers, offered them the chance to run its baseball operations according to the most advanced statistics. Their story in The Only Rule is it Has to Work is unlike any other baseball tale you've ever read."-- Amazon.com.
ORDINARILY WELL : THE CASE FOR ANTIDEPRESSANTS
by Kramer, Peter D., author.
615.78 KRA
"In Ordinarily Well, the celebrated psychiatrist and author Peter D. Kramer addresses the growing mistrust of antidepressants among the medical establishment and the broader public by taking the long view. He charts the history of the drugs' development and the research that tests their worth, from the Swiss psychiatrist Roland Kuhn's pioneering midcentury discovery of imipramine's antidepressant properties to recent controversial studies suggesting that medications like Prozac and Paxil may be no better than placebos in alleviating symptoms. He unpacks the complex "inside baseball" of psychiatry--statistics--and reveals the fascinating ways that clinical studies and their results can be combined, manipulated, and skewed toward a desired conclusion. All the while, Kramer never loses sight of the patients themselves. He writes with deep empathy about his own clinical encounters over the decades as he weighed treatments, analyzed trial results, and considered the idiosyncrasies each case presented."-- Provided by publisher.
PATHWAYS TO POSSIBILITY : TRANSFORMING OUR RELATIONSHIP WITH OURSELVES, EACH OTHER, AND THE WORLD
In this powerful and inspiring book, family systems therapist and executive coach Rosamund Stone Zander invites readers to shed the childhood stories that hold us back, and enter a realm of true maturity and fulfillment, where limitless growth becomes possible.
PEN & PALATE : MASTERING THE ART OF ADULTHOOD, WITH RECIPES
by Madison, Lucy, author.
641.5092 MAD
"From the writers of acclaimed blog Pen & Palate, a humorous coming-of-age (and mastering-the-art-of-home-cooking) memoir of friendship, told through stories, recipes, and beautiful illustrations. Getting through life in your twenties isn't easy--especially if you're broke, awkward, and prone to starting small grease fires in your studio apartment. For best friends Lucy Madison and Tram Nguyen, cooking was an escape from the daily humiliation that is being a twenty-something woman in a big city. PEN & PALATE traces the course of Lucy and Tram's devoted friendship through miserable jobs and tiny apartments, first loves and ill-advised flings, successes and setbacks--always with a shared love of food at the center of the narrative. A modern take on LaurieColwin's classic Home Cooking, this coming-of-age memoir for the Girls set weaves together comical (mis)adventures and recipes meant to be shared with a best friend and a bottle of wine"-- Provided by publisher.
PRESTON TUCKER AND HIS BATTLE TO BUILD THE CAR OF TOMORROW
by Lehto, Steve, author.
338.7629 LEH
"The first comprehensive, authoritative account of the amazing rise and tragic fall of Preston Tucker, the visionary entrepreneur who, in the wake of World War II, took on the Big Three automakers to create a revolutionary new vehicle: the Tucker '48, the first car in almost a decade to be built fresh from the ground up"-- Provided by publisher.
THE PRICE OF PROSPERITY : WHY RICH NATIONS FAIL AND HOW TO RENEW THEM
"In this bold history and manifesto, a former White House director of economic policy exposes the economic, political, and cultural cracks that wealthy nations face and makes the case for transforming those same vulnerabilities into sources of strength, and the foundation of a national renewal. America and other developed countries, including Germany, Japan, France, and Great Britain are in desperate straits. The loss of community, a contracting jobs market, immigration fears, rising globalization, and poisonous partisanship, the adverse price of unprecedented prosperity, are pushing these nations to the brink. Acclaimed author, economist, hedge fund manager, and presidential advisor Todd G. Buchholz argues that without a sense of common purpose and shared identity, nations can collapse. The signs are everywhere: Reckless financial markets encourage people to gamble with other people's money. A coddling educational culture removes the stigma of underachievement. Community traditions such as American Legion cookouts and patriotic parades are derided as corny or jingoistic. Newcomers are watched with suspicion and contempt. As Buchholz makes clear, the United States is not the first country to suffer these fissures. In The Price of Prosperity he examines the fates of previous empires, those that have fallen as well as those extricated from near-collapse and the ruins of war thanks to the vision and efforts of strong leaders. He then identifies what great leaders do to fend off the forces that tear nations apart. Is the loss of empire inevitable? No. Can a community spirit be restored in the U.S. and in Europe? The answer is a resounding yes. We cannot retrieve the jobs of our grandparents, but we can embrace uniquely American traditions, while building new foundations for growth and change. Buchholz offers a roadmap to recovery, and calls for a revival of national pride and patriotism to help us come together once again to protect the nation and ensure our future"--Amazon.com.
PROGRAMMING THE RASPBERRY PI : GETTING STARTED WITH PYTHON
Learn to create inventive programs and fun games on your powerful Raspberry Pi--with no programming experience required.
PURE SOAPMAKING : HOW TO CREATE NOURISHING, NATURAL SKIN-CARE SOAPS
"Learn to make beautiful, nourishing soaps -- it's fun, and your skin will thank you! Moisturize with shea butter, exfoliate with crushed walnut shells, and soothe itchy skin with oatmeal. More than 30 expertly formulated recipes take advantage of the beneficial properties in many natural ingredients,"--page [4] of cover.
THE RAINBOW COMES AND GOES : A MOTHER AND SON ON LIFE, LOVE, AND LOSS
A charming, intimate and fascinating collection of correspondence between broadcaster and #1 New York Times bestselling author Anderson Cooper and his mother, the celebrated Gloria Vanderbilt.
RUTHLESS : SCIENTOLOGY, MY SON DAVID MISCAVIGE, AND ME
by Miscavige, Ron, author.
B MISCAVIGE
The father of Scientology's current leader describes how he first introduced his family to the church and looks at how his son's actions have transformed the organization into one that wields toxic power over its members.
THE SECRET WAR : SPIES, CIPHERS, AND GUERRILLAS, 1939-1945
by Hastings, Max, author.
940.5485 HAS
An examination of one of the most important yet underexplored aspects of World War II--intelligence--shows how espionage successes and failures by the United States, Britain, Russia, Gemany, and Japan influenced the course of the war and its final outcome.
SELF MADE : BECOMING EMPOWERED, SELF-RELIANT, AND RICH IN EVERY WAY
"What does it mean to be self-made? It means that you own a part of you that no one else can take away. It results in freedom--financial, mental, emotional. It means that if you stumble, you could make success and happiness for yourself all over again. Informed by her experience as a Cuban immigrant who learned that financial independence equals freedom, Nely Galan has been spreading that message to audiences across the country. She tells women to stop waiting for permission to go after what they want from their bosses, spouses, and companies. For her, success is defined by helping yourself and your family to a better life. Self-Made is a colorful, no-nonsense manual for aligning your money with your mission. Nely's frank and feisty approach motivates women to: Get Out of Survival Mode...where you are one problem away from catastrophe Make Money: Learn how to invest $5 each week and become a millionaire Change your mindset from instant gratification to goal orientation: Don't buy shoes buy buildings! Focus on the ultimate: to work because you want to, not because you have to to be able to reward yourself and your children with things like an education, trips, owning a home to feel actualized, self-reliant, and self-made. "-- Provided by publisher.
SEO FOR DUMMIES
by Kent, Peter, 1957- author.
025.0425 KEN
SEX OBJECT : A MEMOIR
by Valenti, Jessica, author.
B VALENTI
Who would I be if I lived in a world that didn't hate women?" Hailed by the Washington Post as "one of the most visible and successful feminists of her generation," Jessica Valenti has been leading the national conversation on gender and politics for over a decade. Now, in a memoir that Publishers Weekly calls "bold and unflinching," Valenti explores the toll that sexism takes on women's lives, from the everyday to the existential. From subway gropings and imposter syndrome to sexual awakenings and motherhood, Sex Object reveals the painful, embarrassing, and sometimes illegal moments that shaped Valenti's adolescence and young adulthood in New York City. In the tradition of writers like Joan Didion and Mary Karr, Sex Object is a profoundly moving tour de force that is bound to shock those already familiar with Valenti's work, and enthrall those who are just finding it.
SHAKESPEARE
by Smith, Emma (Emma Josephine), author.
822.33 SMI
This is a biography of a book: the first collected edition of Shakespeare's plays printed in 1623 and known as the First Folio. It begins with the story of its first purchaser in London in December 1623, and goes on to explore the ways people have interacted with this iconic book over the four hundred years of its history. Throughout the stress is on what we can learn from individual copies now spread around the world about their eventful lives. From ink blots to pet paws, from annotations to wineglass rings, First Folios teem with evidence of its place in different contexts with different priorities. This study offers new ways to understand Shakespeare's reception and the history of the book. Unlike previous scholarly investigations of the First Folio, it is not concerned with the discussions of how the book came into being, the provenance of its texts, or the technicalities of its production. Instead, it reanimates, in narrative style, the histories of this book, paying close attention to the details of individual copies now located around the world - their bindings, marginalia, general condition, sales history, and location - to discuss five major themes: owning, reading, decoding, performing, and perfecting. This is a history of the book that consolidated Shakespeare's posthumous reputation: a reception history and a study of interactions between owners, readers, forgers, collectors, actors, scholars, booksellers, and the book through which we understand and recognise Shakespeare.
SPIRAL : TRAPPED IN THE FOREVER WAR
by Danner, Mark, 1958- author.
355.0097 DAN
The War on Terror has led to fourteen years of armed conflict, the longest war in America's history. Al Qaeda, the organization that attacked us on 9/11, has been "decimated" (the word is Obama's) but replaced by multiple jihadist and terror organizations, including the most notorious--ISIS. Spiral is what we can call a perpetual and continuously widening war that has put the country in a "state of exception." Bush's promise that we have "taken the gloves off" and Obama's inability to define an end game have had a profound effect on us even though the actual combat is fought by a tiny percentage of our citizens. In the name of security, some of our accustomed rights and freedoms are circumscribed. Guantanamo, indefinite detention, drone warfare, enhanced interrogation, torture, and warrantless wiretapping are all words that have become familiar and tolerated.
STREET OF ETERNAL HAPPINESS : BIG CITY DREAMS ALONG A SHANGHAI ROAD
A narrative account profiling the ordinary men and women who live, work, and dream on the author's street in Shanghai, inspired by his enormously popular Marketplace series of the same name.
TEACH YOURSELF VISUALLY IPAD   COVERS IOS 9 AND ALL MODELS OF IPAD AIR, IPAD MINI, AND IPAD PRO
Provides clear, step-by-step instructions for tackling more than 135 iPad tasks. Each task-based spread covers a single technique, sure to help you get up and running on your iPad in no time.
TEACH YOURSELF VISUALLY MACBOOK
by Hart-Davis, Guy, author.
004.165 HAR
Features step-by-step screen shots that demonstrate how to perform a variety of MacBook tasks, including configuring for multiple users, running apps, managing files and folders, surfing the Web, and sending and receiving email.
TEACH YOURSELF VISUALLY POWERPOINT 2016
by Boyd, Barbara (Freelance writer), author.
005.58 BOY
TEACH YOURSELF VISUALLY WORD 2016
by Marmel, Elaine J., author.
005.36 MAR
TEXAS RANGER : THE EPIC LIFE OF FRANK HAMER, THE MAN WHO KILLED BONNIE AND CLYDE
To most Americans, Frank Hamer is known only as the "villain" of the 1967 film Bonnie and Clyde. Now, in Texas Ranger,historian John Boessenecker sets out to restore Hamer's good name and prove that he was, in fact, a classic American hero. From the horseback days of the Old West through the gangster days of the 1930s, Hamer stood on the frontlines of some of the most important and exciting periods in American history. He participating in the Bandit War of 1915, survived the climactic gunfight in the last blood feud of the Old West, battled the Mexican Revolution's spillover across the border, protected African Americans from lynch mobs and the Ku Klux Klan, and ran down gangsters, bootleggers, and Communists. When at last his career came to an end, it was only when he ran up against another legendary Texan: Lyndon B. Johnson. Written by one of the most acclaimed historians of the Old West, Texas Ranger is the first biography to tell the full story of this near-mythic lawman.
THIS IS WHERE YOU BELONG : THE ART AND SCIENCE OF LOVING THE PLACE YOU LIVE
A journalist embarks on a project to discover what it takes to love where you live.
TO PROTECT AND SERVE : HOW TO FIX AMERICA
by Stamper, Norm, author.
363.2097 STA
"American policing is in crisis. The last decade witnessed a vast increase in police aggression, misconduct, and militarization, along with a corresponding reduction in transparency and accountability. Nowhere is this more noticeable and painful than in African American and other ethnic minority communities. Racism-from raw, individualized versions to insidious systemic examples-appears to be on the rise in our police departments. Overall, our police officers have grown more and more alienated from the people they've been hired to serve. In To Protect and To Serve, Norm Stamper offers new insights into the conditions that have created this crisis, reminding us that police in a democratic society belong to the people-and not the other way around. To Protect and To Serve also delivers a revolutionary new model for American law enforcement: the community-based police department. It calls for citizen participation in all aspects of police operations: policymaking, program development, crime fighting and service delivery, entry-level and ongoing education and training, oversight of police conduct, and, especially relevant to today's challenges, joint community-police crisis management. Nothing will ever change until the system itself is radically restructured, and here Norm Stamper shows us how"-- Provided by publisher.
TRUST : MASTERING THE FOUR ESSENTIAL TRUSTS
by Vanzant, Iyanla, author.
158.2 VAN
Examining stories of broken trust, betrayal, and triumph, Vanzant explains that there are four essential trusts necessary for survival. --from WorldCat.org
UNDER THE STARS : HOW AMERICA FELL IN LOVE WITH CAMPING
by White, Dan, 1967- author.
796.54 WHI
"From the Sierras to the Adirondacks and the Everglades, from remote wildernesses to public campgrounds and RV meccas, Dan White travels across America, searching through its history and landscapes to tell the story of how camping took hold of the national imagination and evolved alongside a changing country. Whether he has sought out the quietest place in the continental United States, gone on safari in California, or joined a girls-only adventure for urban teens, Dan White's wide-ranging enthusiasm and openness, his humor and insight reveals a vast and varied population of nature seekers, a nation still in love with its wild places"-- Provided by publisher.
THE USEFUL BOOK : 201 LIFE SKILLS THEY USED TO TEACH IN HOME EC AND SHOP
"A modern and energetically designed encyclopedia of DIY with everything you need to know to roll up your sleeves and cook it, build it, sew it, clean it, or repair it yourself. In other words, everything you would have learned from your shop and home ec teachers, if you had them. Features practical projects and how-tos, with step-by-stp instructions and illustrations, relevant charts, sidebars, lists, and handy toolboxes. There's a kitchen crash course. Sewing 101. Housecare tips. Plus, in shop, the tools that everyone should have, and dozens of cool projects that teach fundamental techniques, from making a bookshelf to re-wiring a lamp"-- Provided by publisher.
THE VIEW FROM THE CHEAP SEATS : SELECTED NONFICTION
by Gaiman, Neil, author.
824.914 GAI
The View from the Cheap Seats brings together... more than sixty pieces of his outstanding nonfiction. Analytical yet playful, erudite yet accessible, this cornucopia explores a broad range of interests and topics, including (but not limited to): authors past and present music storytelling comics bookshops travel fairy tales America inspiration libraries ghosts and the title piece, at turns touching and self-deprecating, which recounts the author's experiences at the 2010 Academy Awards in Hollywood.
VISUAL INTELLIGENCE : SHARPEN YOUR PERCEPTION, CHANGE YOUR LIFE
"Art historian Amy Herman has trained experts from many fields how to perceive and communicate better. By showing people how to look closely at images, she helps them hone their 'visual intelligence,y a set of skills we all possess but few of us know how to use properly. Whether you want to be more effective on the job, more empathetic toward your loved ones, or more alert to the trove of possibilities and threats all around us, this book will show you how to see what matters most to you more clearly than ever before." -- Amazon.com.
THE VITAL QUESTION : ENERGY, EVOLUTION, AND THE ORIGINS OF COMPLEX LIFE
A biochemist, building on the pillars of evolutionary theory and drawing on cutting-edge research into the link between energy and genes, argues that the evolution of multicellular life was the result of a single event.
VOYAGER : TRAVEL WRITINGS
by Banks, Russell, 1940- author.
910.4 BAN
The award-winning novelist takes us on some of his most memorable journeys in this revelatory collection of travel essays. Now in his mid-seventies, Russell Banks has indulged his wanderlust for more than half a century. In this compelling anthology, he writes that since childhood he has "longed for escape, for rejuvenation, for wealth untold, for erotic and narcotic and sybaritic fresh starts, for high romance, mystery and intrigue." The longing for escape has taken him from the "bright green islands and turquoise seas" of the Caribbean to peaks in the Himalayas, the Andes, and beyond. Banks shares highlights from his travels: interviewing Fidel Castro in Cuba motoring to a hippie reunion with college friends in Chapel Hill, North Carolina eloping to Edinburgh to marry his fourth wife, Chase driving a sunset-orange metallic Hummer down Alaska's Seward Highway. In each of these remarkable essays, Banks considers his life and the world. In Everglades National Park, he traces his own timeline: "I keep going back, and with increasing clarity I see more of the place and more of my past selves. And more of the past of the planet as well." Recalling his trips to the Caribbean in the title essay, Banks dissects his relationships with the four women who would become his wives. In the Himalayas, he embarks on a different quest: "One climbs a mountain, not to conquer it, but to be lifted like this away from the earth up into the sky," he explains. Pensive, frank, beautiful, and engaging, this book brings together the social, the personal, and the historical, opening a path into the heart and soul of this revered writer.-- Adapted from dust jacket.
THE WAY TO THE SPRING : LIFE AND DEATH IN PALESTINE
by Ehrenreich, Ben, author.
956.953 EHR
A brave and necessary immersion into the lives and struggles of a group of everyday Palestinians. In cities and small villages alike, men and women, young and old, a group of unforgettable characters share their lives with Ehrenreich and make their own case for resistance and resilience in the face of life under occupation. Ruled by the Israeli military, set upon and harassed constantly by Israeli settlers who admit unapologetically to wanting to drive them from the land, forced to negotiate an ever more elaborate and more suffocating series of fences, checkpoints and barriers that have sundered home from field, home from home, they are a population whose living conditions are unique, and indeed hard to imagine.
WHALING ON LONG ISLAND
by Dayan, Nomi author.
639.2809 DAY
"Before the Long Island Expressway, strip malls, golf clubs, and suburban sprawl, calls of "Thar she blows!" rang out from Long Island harbors and ships. This book chronicles the rise and fall of whaling on the island and describes local whaleship fleets that traveled to the far corners of the world, the personalities behind local enterprises, and the villages whose cultures and economies grew from the industry." --Adapted from publisher description.
WHAT A FISH KNOWS : THE INNER LIVES OF OUR UNDERWATER COUSINS
by Balcombe, Jonathan P., author.
597 BAL
WHITE TRASH : THE 400-YEAR UNTOLD HISTORY OF CLASS IN AMERICA
A history of the class system in America from the colonial era to the present illuminates the crucial legacy of the underprivileged white demographic, citing the pivotal contributions of lower-class white workers in wartime, social policy, and the rise of the Republican Party.
WHY YOU LOVE MUSIC : FROM MOZART TO METALLICA : THE EMOTIONAL POWER OF BEAUTIFUL SOUNDS
Why does music affect us so profoundly? The songs we love do far more than bring back happy memories. They impact the way we think, talk, feel, behave, and even spend money. With his conversational style, humor, and endless knowledge, scientist and musician John Powell explores the fascinating science of music, showing that shoppers spend more money in stores that play classical music and that music can even change the flavor of wine! With chapters on music and our emotions (why do we listen to sad music?), music as medicine (how does music reduce pain at the dentist?), music and intelligence (how does the 'Mozart effect' really work?), and much more, WHY YOU LOVE MUSIC provides a fascinating study of how our brains respond to the joys of music.
THE WOMEN
This book has everything you need to get your business started, including special resources for women entrepreneurs and solutions for maintaining work-life balance.
WORD 2016 FOR DUMMIES
by Gookin, Dan, author.
005.36 GOO
The bestselling beginner's guide to Microsoft Word Written by the author of the first-ever For Dummies book, Dan Gookin, this new edition of Word For Dummies quickly and painlessly gets you up to speed on mastering the world's number-one word processing software. In a friendly, human, and often irreverent manner, it focuses on the needs of the beginning Word user, offering clear and simple guidance on everything you need to know about Microsoft Word 2016, minus the chin-scratching tech jargon. Whether you've used older versions of this popular program or have never processed a single word, this hands-on guide will get you going with the latest installment of Microsoft Word. In no time, you'll begin editing, formatting, proofing, and dressing up your Word documents like a pro. Plus, you'll get easy-to-follow guidance on mastering more advanced skills, like formatting multiple page elements, developing styles, building distinctive templates, and adding creative flair to your documents with images and tables. * Covers the new and improved features found in the latest version of the software, Word 2016 * Shows you how to master a word processor's seven basic tasks * Explains why you can't always trust the spell checker * Offers little-known keyboard shortcuts If you're new to Word and want to spend more time on your actual work than figuring out how to make it work for you, this new edition of Word 2016 For Dummies has you covered.
THE WORLD ACCORDING TO STAR WARS
by Sunstein, Cass R, author.
791.4375 SUN
"A deeply original celebration of George Lucas's masterpiece as it relates to history, presidential politics, law, economics, fatherhood, and culture by Harvard legal scholar and former White House regulatory czar"-- Provided by publisher.
THE YOGA LIFESTYLE : USING THE FLEXITARIAN METHOD TO EASE STRESS, FIND BALANCE & CREATE A HEALTHY LIFE
Create a new world of personal wellness with Doron Hanoch. The Yoga Lifestyle expands on the concept of the flexitarian diet to help you build an entire flexitarian lifestyle. Integrating yoga, Ayurveda, breathing practices, meditation, nutrition, and recipes―the flexitarian method takes a holistic approach to cultivating health and joy. Presenting techniques that can be utilized immediately, this book helps you become flexible in mind and body so that you can adapt to the needs and changes of today's world.
YOU DON
by Herjavec, Robert, 1962- author.
658.85 HER
"Many people assume that effective sales ability demands a unique personality and an aggressive attitude. It's not true, and Robert Herjavec is proof. Known as the "Nice Shark" on the ABC's Emmy Award-winning hit show SHARK TANK, Robert Herjavec is loved by viewers, who respond to his affable nature. He has developed an honest and genuine approach to life and selling that has set him apart from his cut-throat colleagues, and rewarded him with a degree of wealth measured in hundreds of millions of dollars. In You Don't Have to Be a Shark, Robert transcends pure sales technique and teaches "non-business people" what they need to know in order to sell themselves successfully." -- Provided by publisher.

 

 

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