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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.
50 RACES TO RUN BEFORE YOU DIE
by Mews, Tobias, author.
796.42 MEW
99 : STORIES OF THE GAME
by Gretzky, Wayne, 1961- author.
796.962 GRE
"One of the greatest sports figures of all time offers candid reflections on the mentors, teammates, and rivals who inspired him and discusses famous moments in hockey history from the viewpoint of one who created many of those moments." -- Provided by publisher.
ADVENTURE CATS : LIVING NINE LIVES TO THE FULLEST
by Moss, Laura J., author.
636.8 MOS
"Just when you thought you knew all there was to know about cats comes the ultimate--and unexpected--guide to taking your cat into the wild. Here are cats walking on a leash. Cats hiking on a leash. Cats tramping through snow. Cats camping. Cats kayaking, canoeing, even surfing--yes, cats who love water. When animal writer and active hiker Laura Moss couldn't find an online resource for hitting the trail with her cat, she created one. AdventureCats.org took off like wildfire, with attention from Wired, the Huffington Post, Outside magazine, BuzzFeed, and much more. Now, the book Adventure Cats--a collection of jaw-dropping photographs, inspiring stories of real-life cats, and all the how-to a cat owner needs--will take readers and their cats well beyond the backyard. Learn how to leash-train a cat. What to do if you encounter wildlife on the trail. Plus, winter safety tips, and how to bring a little bit of the outdoors to an indoor cat. The stories themselves are catnip for animal lovers, from Nanakuli, the one-eyed cat who hangs ten to Georgie, a four-year-old gray tabby who lives on a sailboat to Quandary, who not only insists on hiking with her family but also teaches them a valuable lesson: When you follow your cat's natural tendency to wander, you experience the outdoors at a slower, richer pace. This book will delight every cat person, regardless of whether their pet is inclined to adventure. (Take the quiz at the beginning of the book to find out!)"-- Provided by publisher.
THE AGE OF THE HORSE : AN EQUINE JOURNEY THROUGH HUMAN HISTORY
Anthropologist and equestrian expert Susanna Forrest presents a singular, sweeping panorama of the horse's prminent role across time and in societies around the world. Combining fascinating anthropological detail and incisive personal anecdotes, Forrest illustrates how our evolution has coincided with that of horses. Unique, passionate, and insightful, this book investigates the complexities of human and horse coexistence, brilliantly revealing the multifaceted ways our cultures were shaped by this powerful creature -- Adapted from book jacket.
AGENT 110 : [AN AMERICAN SPYMASTER AND THE GERMAN RESISTANCE IN WW II]
by Miller, Scott, 1960- author.
940.5456 MIL
Presents an account of how OSS spymaster Allen Dulles led a network of disenchanted Germans in a plot to assassinate Hitler and end World War II before the invasion of opportunistic Russian forces.
AGENT M : THE LIVES AND SPIES OF MI5
by Hemming, Henry, 1979- author.
B KNIGHT
Maxwell Knight was perhaps the greatest spymaster in history, rumored to be the real-life inspiration for the James Bond character "M." He did more than anyone in his era to combat the rising threat of fascism in Britain during World War II, in spite of his own history inside this movement. He was also truly eccentric--a thrice-married jazz aficionado who kept a menagerie of exotic pets--and almost totally unqualified for espionage. Yet he had a gift for turning practically anyone into a fearless secret agent. Knight's work revolutionized British intelligence, pioneering the use of female agents, among other accomplishments. In telling Knight's remarkable story, Agent M also reveals for the first time in print the names and stories of some of the men and women recruited by Knight, on behalf of MI5, who were asked to infiltrate the country's most dangerous political organizations. Drawing on a vast array of original sources, Agent M reveals not only the story of one of the world's greatest intelligence operators, but the sacrifices and courage required to confront fascism during a nation's darkest time.
AL FRANKEN : GIANT OF THE SENATE
by Franken, Al, author.
B FRANKEN
The Harvard-educated comedian, talk-show host, and U.S. Senator chronicles the story of his unlikely senatorial campaign, detailing the ensuing months-long recount and what his service has taught him about America's deeply polarized political culture.
ALIENS : THE WORLD
"In these lively and fascinating essays, scientists from around the world weigh in on the latest advances in the search for intelligent life in the universe and discuss just what that might look like." -- Cover, page 2.
ALL MEASURES SHORT OF WAR : THE CONTEST FOR THE TWENTY-FIRST CENTURY AND THE FUTURE OF AMERICAN POWER
A groundbreaking look at the future of great power competition in an age of globalization and what the United States can do in response The two decades after the Cold War saw unprecedented cooperation between the major powers as the world converged on a model of liberal international order. Now, great power competition is back and the liberal order is in jeopardy. Russia and China are increasingly revisionist in their regions. The Middle East appears to be unraveling. And many Americans question why the United States ought to lead. What will great power competition look like in the decades ahead? Will the liberal world order survive? What impact will geopolitics have on globalization? And, what strategy should the United States pursue to succeed in an increasingly competitive world? In this book Thomas Wright explains how major powers will compete fiercely even as they try to avoid war with each other. Wright outlines a new American strategy--Responsible Competition--to navigate these challenges and strengthen the liberal order.
AMERICA AND THE GREAT WAR : A LIBRARY OF CONGRESS ILLUSTRATED HISTORY
by Wagner, Margaret E., author.
Q 940.373 WAG
ANATOMY OF TERROR : FROM THE DEATH OF BIN LADEN TO THE RISE OF THE ISLAMIC STATE
"Examines the proliferation of Islamic radicalism since the death of Osama bin Laden, discussing the psychology and inner workings of al-Qaeda and its affiliate groups and the weaknesses that would allow counterterrorism operations to stop them." -- Provided by publisher.
APOLLO 8 : THE THRILLING STORY OF THE FIRST MISSION TO THE MOON
by Kluger, Jeffrey, author.
629.454 KLU
Recounts the bold but dangerous mission to secure America's position as the first nation to reach the moon, revealing the dangers endured by its crew and the ways the mission brought renewal to a country ravaged by assassinations and war.
ARE YOU ANYBODY? : A MEMOIR
by Tambor, Jeffrey, 1944- author.
B TAMBOR
Autobiographical essays by the star of "Transparent" and "Arrested Development" discusses such topics as his formative childhood years, his relationship with his depressive father, and his enduring creative process.
THE ART OF THE WHITE SHIRT : OVER 30 WAYS TO WEAR A WHITE T-SHIRT, BLOUSE OR SHIRT
"Stylish and sexy, simple yet chic: no wardrobe is complete without the classic white shirt. In The Art of the White Shirt, you'll find inspiration from over 30 inventive looks for white T-shirts, blouses, crisp button-downs, crop tops and more. Featuring profiles on legendary white shirt icons such as Katharine Hepburn, Tilda Swinton and Solange Knowles, soon you'll be creating your own signature look"--Page 4 of cover.
ASTROPHYSICS FOR PEOPLE IN A HURRY
by Tyson, Neil deGrasse, author.
523.01 TYS
"The essential universe, from our most celebrated and beloved astrophysicist. What is the nature of space and time? How do we fit within the universe? How does the universe fit within us? There's no better guide through these mind-expanding questions than acclaimed astrophysicist and best-selling author Neil deGrasse Tyson. But today, few of us have time to contemplate the cosmos. So Tyson brings the universe down to Earth succinctly and clearly, with sparkling wit, in tasty chapters consumable anytime and anywhere in your busy day." -- Provided by publisher.
AT THE LONG TABLE
by Tarlow, Andrew, author.
641.5 TAR
A collection of menus from the restaurateur for creating celebrations with food and friends, from intimate gatherings to large-scale parties, including such options as a cold night cassoulet, an afternoon around the fire, and a New Year's eve party.
AWAKENING : HOW GAYS AND LESBIANS BROUGHT MARRIAGE EQUALITY TO AMERICA
The right of same-sex couples to marry provoked decades of intense conflict before it was upheld by the U.S. Supreme Court in 2015. Yet some of the most divisive contests shaping the quest for marriage equality occurred not on the culture-war front lines but within the ranks of LGBTQ advocates. Nathaniel Frank tells the dramatic story of how an idea that once seemed unfathomable--and for many gays and lesbians undesirable--became a legal and moral right in just half a century. Awakening begins in the 1950s, when millions of gays and lesbians were afraid to come out, let alone fight for equal treatment. Across the social upheavals of the next two decades, a gay rights movement emerged with the rising awareness that same-sex love is equal to love everywhere. As movement leaders and ordinary gay people created new communities, alliances, and ideas, a tight-knit cadre of (mostly) gay and lesbian lawyers began to focus on legal recognition for same-sex couples, eventually creating a long-term strategy to win marriage rights in the courts.
AWKWARD : THE SCIENCE OF WHY WE
Interweaving the latest research with personal tales and real world examples, this offers reassurance and provides valuable insights into how listeners can embrace their personal quirks and unique talents to harness their awesome potential, and more comfortably navigate their complex world.
THE AWKWARD THOUGHTS OF W  KAMAU BELL : TALES OF A 6
"You may know W. Kamau Bell from his new, Emmy-nominated hit show on CNN, United Shades of America. Or maybe you've read about him in the New York Times, which called him "the most promising new talent in political comedy in many years." Or maybe from The New Yorker, fawning over his brand of humor writing: "Bell's gimmick is intersectional progressivism: he treats racial, gay, and women's issues as inseparable." After all this love and praise, it's time for the next step: a book. The Awkward Thoughts of W. Kamau Bell is a humorous, well-informed take on the world today, tackling a wide range of issues, such as race relations fatherhood the state of law enforcement today comedians and superheroes right-wing politics left-wing politics failure his interracial marriage white men his up-bringing by very strong-willed, race-conscious, yet ideologically opposite parents his early days struggling to find his comedic voice, then his later days struggling to find his comedic voice why he never seemed to fit in with the Black comedy scene. or the white comedy scene how he was a Black nerd way before that became a thing how it took his wife and an East Bay lesbian to teach him that racism and sexism often walk hand in hand and much, much more"-- Provided by publisher.
BAY SHORE
by Verga, Christopher, author.
974.725 BAY
Known as Penataquit among the Secatogue Indians, Bay Shore was established in 1708. Since then, the hamlet of Bay Shore has developed a rich heritage through embracing the tapestry of multiculturalism and utilizing its natural resources to build a vibrant, enduring community. Residents have borne witness to the American Revolution, the rise and fall of the fishing industry, the boom and bust of the Gilded Age, the impact of deinstitutionalization, and community revitalization. From Bay Shore's beginning, the community has birthed artists, activists, athletes, industrialists, laborers, and politicians. The heirs of this 26,000-person hamlet's heritage continue to build and define the place as a viable community in the 21st century.
BE LIKE THE FOX : MACHIAVELLI
by Benner, Erica, author.
B MACHIAVELLI
BECOMING MS  BURTON : FROM PRISON TO RECOVERY TO LEADING THE FIGHT FOR INCARCERATED WOMEN
"Susan Burton's world changed in an instant when her five-year-old son was killed by a van driving down their street. Consumed by grief and without access to professional help, Susan self-medicated, becoming addicted first to cocaine, then crack. As a resident of South Los Angeles, a black community under siege in the War on Drugs, it was but a matter of time before Susan was arrested. She cycled in and out of prison for over fifteen years never was she offered therapy or treatment for addiction. On her own, she eventually found a private drug rehabilitation facility. Once clean, Susan dedicated her life to supporting women facing similar struggles" -- Provided by publisher.
BEHAVE : THE BIOLOGY OF HUMANS AT OUR BEST AND WORST
by Sapolsky, Robert M., author.
612.8 SAP
"A professor of biology and neurology at Stanford reveals what makes humans do the things they do, delving into environmental stimuli, things that trigger the nervous system, hormonal responses and how they work in conjunction with evolutionary and cultural factors."-- Provided by publisher.
BEHAVING BADLY : THE NEW MORALITY IN POLITICS, SEX,  AND BUSINESS
Enlisting the thoughts of a prime minister, the editor of London's Financial Times, a holocaust survivor, a pop star and a former commander of the U.S. Air Force, a former media executive and business consultant seeks to understand what is acceptable and what is not in an increasingly complex, and ethically flexible, age.
BENJAMIN FRANKLIN : THE RELIGIOUS LIFE OF A FOUNDING FATHER
by Kidd, Thomas S., author.
B FRANKLIN
Renowned as a printer, scientist, and diplomat, Benjamin Franklin also published more works on religious topics than any other eighteenth-century American layperson. Born to Boston Puritans, by his teenage years Franklin had abandoned the exclusive Christian faith of his family and embraced deism. But Franklin, as a man of faith, was far more complex than the "thorough deist" who emerges in his autobiography. As Thomas Kidd reveals, deist writers influenced Franklin's beliefs, to be sure, but devout Christians in his life, including George Whitefield, the era's greatest evangelical preacher his parents and his beloved sister Jane, kept him tethered to the Calvinist creed of his Puritan upbringing. Based on rigorous research into Franklin's voluminous correspondence, essays, and almanacs, this fresh assessment of a well-known figure unpacks the contradictions and conundrums faith presented in Franklin's life.
BETWEEN THEM : REMEMBERING MY PARENTS
by Ford, Richard, 1944- author.
B FORD
A stirring narrative of memory and parental love, Richard Ford tells of his mother, Edna, a feisty Catholic girl with a difficult past, and his father, Parker, a sweet-natured soft-spoken traveling salesman, both born at the turn of the twentieth century in rural Arkansas. For Ford, the questions of what his parents dreamed of and how they loved each other and him became a striking portrait of American life in the mid-century. With his celebrated candor, wit, and intelligence, the award-winning storyteller and creator of the iconic Frank Bascombe delivers an unforgettable exploration of memory, intimacy, and love.--
BEYOND TRANS : DOES GENDER MATTER?
by Davis, Heath Fogg, author.
306.768 DAV
BIT BY BIT : HOW VIDEO GAMES TRANSFORMED OUR WORLD
by Ervin, Andrew, author.
794.8 ERV
"Charting the material and technological history of video games, from the 1950s to the present"-- Provided by publisher.
THE BLACK HAND : THE EPIC WAR BETWEEN A BRILLIANT DETECTIVE AND THE DEADLIEST SECRET SOCIETY IN AMERICAN HISTORY
"Chronicles the dramatic story of the origins of the mafia in early twentieth-century America and the achievements of Italian-born detective Joseph Petrosino, who gave his life to fight it." -- Provided by publisher.
BLACK PRIVILEGE : OPPORTUNITY COMES TO THOSE WHO CREATE IT
by Tha God, Charlamagne, 1980- author.
B THAGOD
The radio and television personality shares his unlikely success story as a troubled youth-turned-influential radio personality, outlining unstinting views about how embracing one's truths is an essential part of achieving success and happiness.
BOP APOCALYPSE : JAZZ, RACE, THE BEATS, AND DRUGS
by Torgoff, Martin, author.
781.65 TOR
A gripping narrative non-fiction tale about the rise of the early drug culture in America, by the author of the acclaimed Can't Find My Way Home.
THE BRAND NEW CATASTROPHE : A MEMOIR
by Scalise, Mike, author.
B SCALISE
"Winner of the Center for Fiction's Doheny Prize Mike Scalise hits his stride in this page-turner of a memoir featuring a sudden and strange sequence of medical disasters. From its gripping ruptured-brain-tumor emergency room opening, through a series of medical procedures and oddball doctors, Scalise creates a sharply observed, uproariously funny, and deeply moving account of acromegaly, the hormone disorder best known for causing gigantism. Scalise weaves in meticulous research, social history, and vignettes about Andre the Giant and a variety of Hollywood acromegalic villains. He creates a narrative that is informative without feeling pedantic, demonstrating how he has marshaled the narrative of his life so that he can control it rather than being controlled by it. Although his medical story is the primary subject, the emotional engine driving the book is that of his relationship with his mother, a longtime sufferer in her own right, with a chronic cardiac condition likely exacerbated by her penchant for chain smoking and late-night white wine binges. Fraught, frustrating, and often very funny, Scalise's mother-often positioned as his competitor for the spotlight or the status of "best sick person"-winds up being the book's unlikely hero. Mike Scalise's work has appeared in Agni, Indiewire, the Paris Review, Wall Street Journal, and other places. He has received fellowships and scholarships from Bread Loaf, Yaddo, the Ucross Foundation, and was the Philip Roth Writer in Residence at Bucknell University. He lives in Brooklyn, New York"-- Provided by publisher.
THE BROKEN LADDER : HOW INEQUALITY AFFECTS THE WAY WE THINK, LIVE, AND DIE
by Payne, Keith (Social scientist), author.
305.512 PAY
"A timely examination by a leading social scientist of the physical, psychological, and moral effects of inequality. Today's inequality is on a scale that none of us has seen in our lifetimes, yet this disparity between rich and poor has ramifications that extend far beyond mere financial means. While conservatives look at poverty and see its roots in personal failures and liberals attribute it to a lack of opportunity, what both sides miss is that the psychology of inequality causes both poor opportunities and personal failures. Understanding how and why this occurs is our best chance at addressing it effectively. In The Broken Ladder psychologist Keith Payne examines for how inequality influences us as individuals, affecting our brains, our bodies, and our values. Inequality divides us not just economically, but has profound consequences on how we think, how our cardiovascular systems respond to stress, how our immune systems function, and how we view moral ideas like justice and fairness. Experiments in psychology, neuroscience, and behavioral economics have not only revealed important new insights on how inequality changes people in predictable ways, but have provided a corrective to our flawed way of viewing poverty as the result of individual character failings. The central argument of this book is that among modern, developed societies, economic inequality is not primarily about money, but rather about relative status: where we stand in relation to other people. Regardless of their average income, countries or states with greater levels of income inequality have much higher rates of all the social problems we associate with poverty, including lower average life expectancies, serious health issues, mental illness, and crime"-- Provided by publisher.
BUILD IT YOURSELF : WEEKEND PROJECTS FOR THE GARDEN
by Perrone, Frank, author.
690.89 PER
CAREERS IN LAW ENFORCEMENT
by Johnston, Coy H., author.
363.2023 JOH
Johnson provides a valuable resource for anyone considering a career in the criminal justice field. He defines the variety of career paths, so that readers can develop sensible goals at the beginning of their degree program
CAREFUL : A USER
by Casner, Steve, author.
363.1 CAS
"A research psychologist and NASA scientist reveals the psychological traps that can lead us into an accident and explains how the odds are the same whether we are a pilot, an acrobat, a parent, or a homeowner attempting to do repairs." -- Provided by publisher.
THE CEO PAY MACHINE : HOW IT TRASHES AMERICA AND HOW TO STOP IT
by Clifford, Steven, author.
331.28 CLI
"The former top CEO examines the scandalous and corrupt reasons behind obscene pay packages for corporate executives--and explains how this hurts all of us--and how we can stop it. Today, the pay gap between chief executive officers of major U.S. firms and their workers is higher than ever before--depending on the method of calculation, CEOs get paid between 300 and 700 times more than the average worker. Such outsized pay is a relatively recent phenomenon, but despite all the outrage, few detractors truly understand the numerous factors that have contributed to the dizzying upward spiral in CEO compensation. Steven Clifford, a former CEO who has also served on many corporate boards, has a name for these procedures and practices-- "The CEO Pay Machine." The CEO Pay Machine is Clifford's thorough and shocking explanation of the 'machine'--how it works, how its parts interact, and how every step pushes CEO pay to higher levels. As Clifford sees it, the payment structure for CEOs begins with shared delusions that reinforce one other: Once this groupthink is accepted as corporate dogma, it becomes infinitely harder to see any decision as potentially irrational or dysfunctional. Yet, as Clifford notes, the Pay Machine has caused immeasurable harm to companies, shareholders, economic growth, and democracy itself. He uses real-life examples of the top four CEOs named the highest paid in 2011 through 2014. Clifford examines how board directors and compensation committees have directly contributed to the rising salaries and bonuses of the country's richest executives what's more, Clifford argues, each of those companies could have paid their CEOs 90 percent less and performed just as well. Witty and infuriating, The CEO Pay Machine is a thorough and incisive critique of an economic issue that affects all American workers"-- Provided by publisher.
CHASING SPACE : AN ASTRONAUT
A memoir by the former NASA astronaut and NFL wide receiver traces his personal journey from the gridiron to the stars, examining the intersecting roles of community, perseverance, and grace that create opportunities for success.
CHASING THE ELEMENTS : THE HEART AND SOUL OF ACTION SPORTS
by Williams, Liv, author.
796.046 WIL
With a background of writing about action sports on her extreme sports blog iLivExtreme.com and using her love of the great outdoors as a backdrop, Liv Williams, author of Chasing the Elements: The Heart and Soul of Action Sports, explores the power and might of the human spirit. With in-depth interviews from the worlds of BMX, Surfing, Snowboarding, Skateboarding, Freediving, Freerunning, Action Sports Filmmaking and Photography, this book celebrates the majesty of the natural world and those who inhabit it. Join world class athletes such as surfers Tia Blanco and Easkey Britton, Snowboarder Ryan Paul, Freediver Herbert Nitsch, BMX champ Chad Kerley, Freerunner Luci Romberg and many more, as Liv unearths their inner thoughts, motivations, dreams and shares some incredible action sports photography from around the world.
CHURCHILL AND ORWELL : THE FIGHT FOR FREEDOM
by Ricks, Thomas E., author.
941.084 RIC
"From #1 New York Times bestselling author Thomas E. Ricks, a dual biography of Winston Churchill and George Orwell, with a focus on the pivotal years from the mid-1930s through the 1940s, when their farsighted vision and inspired action in the face of the threat of fascism and communism helped preserve democracy for the world. Both George Orwell and Winston Churchill came close to death in the mid-1930's--Orwell shot in the neck in a trench line in the Spanish Civil War, and Churchill struck by a car in New York City. If they'd died then, history would scarcely remember them. At the time, Churchill was a politician on the outs, his loyalty to his class and party suspect. Orwell was a mildly successful novelist, to put it generously. No one would have predicted that by the end of the 20th century they would be considered two of the most important people in British history for having the vision and courage to campaign tirelessly, in words and in deeds, against the totalitarian threat from both the left and the right. Together, to an extent not sufficiently appreciated, they kept the West's compass set toward freedom as its due north. It's not easy to recall now how lonely a position both men once occupied. By the late 1930's, democracy was discredited in many circles, and authoritarian rulers were everywhere in the ascent. There were some who decried the scourge of communism, but saw in Hitler and Mussolini 'men we could do business with,' if not in fact saviors. And there were others who saw the Nazi and fascist threat as malign, but tended to view communism as the path to salvation. Churchill and Orwell, on the other hand, had the foresight to see clearly that the issue was human freedom--that whatever its coloration, a government that denied its people basic freedoms was a totalitarian menace and had to be resisted. In the end, Churchill and Orwell proved their age's necessary men. The glorious climax of Churchill and Orwell is the work they both did in the decade of the 1940'sto triumph over freedom's enemie
COACHING : A REALISTIC PERSPECTIVE
by Sabock, Michael D., 1955- author.
796.077 SAB
CODING ALL-IN-ONE FOR DUMMIES
by Abraham, Nikhil, author.
005.1 ABR
THE COLOR OF LAW : A FORGOTTEN HISTORY OF HOW OUR GOVERNMENT SEGREGATED AMERICA
In this groundbreaking history of the modern American metropolis, Richard Rothstein, a leading authority on housing policy, explodes the myth that America's cities came to be racially divided through de facto segregation―that is, through individual prejudices, income differences, or the actions of private institutions like banks and real estate agencies. Rather, The Color of Law incontrovertibly makes clear that it was de jure segregation―the laws and policy decisions passed by local, state, and federal governments―that actually promoted the discriminatory patterns that continue to this day. Through extraordinary revelations and extensive research that Ta-Nehisi Coates has lauded as "brilliant" (The Atlantic), Rothstein comes to chronicle nothing less than an untold story that begins in the 1920s, showing how this process of de jure segregation began with explicit racial zoning, as millions of African Americans moved in a great historical migration from the south to the north. As Jane Jacobs established in her classic The Death and Life of Great American Cities, it was the deeply flawed urban planning of the 1950s that created many of the impoverished neighborhoods we know. Now, Rothstein expands our understanding of this history, showing how government policies led to the creation of officially segregated public housing and the demolition of previously integrated neighborhoods. While urban areas rapidly deteriorated, the great American suburbanization of the post–World War II years was spurred on by federal subsidies for builders on the condition that no homes be sold to African Americans. Finally, Rothstein shows how police and prosecutors brutally upheld these standards by supporting violent resistance to black families in white neighborhoods. The Fair Housing Act of 1968 prohibited future discrimination but did nothing to reverse residential patterns that had become deeply embedded. Yet recent outbursts of violence in cities like Baltimore, Ferguson, and Minneapolis show us precisely
THE COMPLETE GUIDE TO DRONES : BUILD + CHOOSE + FLY + PHOTOGRAPH
Take to the skies and become a skilled pilot, whatever your budget, with this complete guide to choosing and flying the right model for you.
THE COMPLETE PHOTO GUIDE TO HOME REPAIR : WITH 350 PROJECTS AND OVER 2,000 PHOTOS
"With 350 projects offering clear instructions and over 2,000 photos to guide you through common repairs, The Complete Photo Guide to Home Repair is your one-stop DIY manual. Formatted in a compact size and arranged by general subject matter, this comprehensive book includes directions for repairing the primary trouble spots: plumbing, wiring, windows and doors, flooring, furnaces, water heaters, wall coverings, and more. You'll find lists of necessary tools as well as expert tips." -- Provided by publisher.
CRAZY IS MY SUPERPOWER : HOW I TRIUMPHED BY BREAKING BONES, BREAKING HEARTS, AND BREAKING THE RULES
The three-time WWE champion presents an unstinting, inspirational memoir about how her erratic emotional state became the means of her success in the ring and in life, describing the poverty and abuse that marked her early years and her self-invention in a male-dominated sport.
DEATH NEED NOT BE FATAL
by McCourt, Malachy, 1931- author.
B MCCOURT
"The Irish-American actor, writer, politician, bon vivant and younger brother of author Frank McCourt discusses the role death has played during his entire life and describes his perception of his own impending demise. "-- Provided by publisher.
DEVIATE : THE SCIENCE OF SEEING DIFFERENTLY
by Lotto, Beau, author.
152.14 LOT
The world-renowned neuroscientist, entrepreneur, and two-time TED speaker explores how understandings about how the world is perceived can expand humanity's ability to create and innovate.
DINNER WITH DIMAGGIO : MEMORIES OF AN AMERICAN HERO
by Positano, Rock G., author.
B DIMAGGIO
"The real Joe DiMaggio, remembered by the man who knew him best in the last decade of his life--candid and little-known stories about icons from Ted Williams, Lou Gehrig, and his Yankees teammates on the field to Marilyn Monroe, Frank Sinatra, and other great celebrities off the field. Dr. Rock Positano, an internationally renowned foot specialist in New York City, was introduced to Joe DiMaggio by the dean of New York sports writers, Bill Gallo, in 1990. The Yankee Clipper's career-ending heel spur injury and botched surgeries brought them together. During the time Dr. Positano successfully treated the Yankee Clipper, a friendship slowly developed. As Dr. Positano would learn, DiMaggio moved very carefully and deliberately. Dinner with DiMaggio follows the story of their friendship from its star-struck beginning through all its highs and lows over the next decade. Forty years younger than DiMaggio, Dr. Positano became a surrogate son at a time when his actual son was suffering from substance-abuse problems. Positano's accounts of their times together reveal DiMaggio's many rituals and quirks: the same meals at the same restaurants, the same pals in New York and Florida, jacket and tie everywhere. At the pinnacle of his fame, DiMaggio had learned to be guarded and carefully managed his image and private life. As his trust in his young friend grew, DiMaggio opened up about Marilyn, but also about his first wife, Dorothy Arnold, the mother of his son and the real love of his life. The Yankee Clipper knew everyone, and Positano shares never-before-told stories of famous people DiMaggio admired and those he didn't. This is DiMaggio as he really was: sometimes cranky and calculating, but more often charming, generous, loyal, and always big-hearted when it came to kids. The stories and experiences he shared with Rock Positano comprise an intimate portrait of one of the great stars of baseball and one of the icons of the twentieth century"-- Provided by publisher.
THE DISNEY WAY : HARNESSING THE MANAGEMENT SECRETS OF DISNEY IN YOUR COMPANY
""Dream, Believe, Dare, Do." Though four simple words, this carefully crafted credo lies at the heart of Walt Disney's enviable empire and has led The Walt Disney Company to prosperity for decades. As foremost experts on Disney, authors Bill Capodagli and Lynn Jackson return with an updated and expanded third edition of The Disney Way to show how organizations can incorporate this four-pillared credo to support any business, drive any team, and guide any leader to create immeasurable success. Profiling a new set of diverse organization such as TYRA Beauty, Rainbow Babies & Children's Hospital, Ottawa County, Michigan, and Science Center of Iowa, the authors show how companies of any size, whether an entrepreneurial startup or a Fortune 500, can reach their utmost potential by embracing Walt Disney's techniques to create a consumer-centric culture. They provide step-by-step actions on how to: Give every member of your organization a chance to dream Stand firm on your beliefs and principles Treat your customers like guests Support, enable, and reward employees Build long-term relationships Dare to take calculated risks Train extensively and constantly Align long-term vision with short-term execution Utilize storyboarding techniques Pay close attention to details Demonstrate "love" for product, employees, customers, and self Find out why Walt Disney's Dream, Believe, Dare, Do principles continue to redefine the nature of business and revolutionize the art of management, while learning how to implement them in your own organization."-- Provided by publisher.
DO I MAKE MYSELF CLEAR? : WHY WRITING WELL MATTERS
by Evans, Harold, 1928- author.
808.042 EVA
"The right words are oxygen to our ideas, but the digital era, with all of its TTYL, LMK, and WTF, has been cutting off that oxygen flow. The compulsion to be precise has vanished from our culture, and in writing of every kind we see a trend towards more--more speed and more information but far less clarity. Evans provides practical examples of how editing and rewriting can make for better communication, even in the digital age. DO I MAKE MYSELF CLEAR? is an essential text, and one that will provide every writer an editor at his shoulder." -- from Amazon description.
THE DRAGON BEHIND THE GLASS : A TRUE STORY OF POWER, OBSESSION, AND THE WORLD
A tour of the world of the endangered Asian arowana, or "dragon fish," describes the violence, expense, cultural beliefs, and sophisticated smuggling operations surrounding its illegal possession, tracing the author's years-long quest in search of surviving populations.
DRAWING LESSONS FROM THE FAMOUS ARTISTS SCHOOL : CLASSIC TECHNIQUES AND EXPERT TIPS FROM THE GOLDEN AGE OF ILLUSTRATION
"Learn to draw from the work of amazing artists such as Albert Dorne and Norman Rockwell, the founding artists of the Famous Artists School.

The artwork presented in Drawing Lessons from the Famous Artists School is gleaned from the amazing collection of more than 5,000 artworks and hundreds of thousands of other documents found in the Norman Rockwell Museum.

Organized as a series of lessons in classic drawing technique, each chapter offers both process and finished works by the founding artists and other instructors of the Famous Artists School, allowing readers to see a wide variety of approaches to learning how to draw and styles of rendering.

Enriched throughout with fascinating sidebars and photographs documenting the working methods of master realists, Drawing Lessons from the Famous Artists School is an invaluable trove of inspiration and information on how to draw"-- Provided by publisher.;"Learn to draw from a collection of works from famous artists such as Norman Rockwell and Albert Dorne with Drawing Lessons from the Famous Artists School"-- Provided by publisher.
DRIVING MISS NORMA : ONE FAMILY
by Bauerschmidt, Tim, author.
B BAUERSCHMIDT
A full-length memoir based on the popular Facebook page of the same name chronicles the remarkable cross-country journey of the effervescent 90-year-old Miss Norma, who in the face of terminal illness embarked on a transformative road trip with her son, daughter-in-law and giant poodle.
THE END OF HEART DISEASE : THE EAT TO LIVE PLAN TO PREVENT AND REVERSE HEART DISEASE
Dr. Joel Fuhrman, one of the country's leading experts on preventative medicine, offers his science-backed nutritional plan that addresses the leading cause of death in America: heart disease. An expert in the science of food, Dr. Fuhrman speaks directly to readers who want to take control of their health and avoid taking medication or undergoing complicated, expensive surgery, the two standard treatments prescribed today.
ERNEST HEMINGWAY : A BIOGRAPHY
by Dearborn, Mary V, author.
B HEMINGWAY
THE EVOLUTION OF BEAUTY : HOW DARWIN
"A major reimagining of how evolutionary forces work, revealing how mating preferences, what Darwin termed "the taste for the beautiful", create the extraordinary range of ornament in the animal world. " -- Provided by publisher.
THE EXILE : THE STUNNING INSIDE STORY OF OSAMA BIN LADEN AND AL QAEDA IN FLIGHT
"Documents the inside story of Al Qaeda and its post-September 11 activities, drawing on interviews with the wives, military associates, spiritual advisors, and radical followers of Osama bin Laden to trace his gradual loss of power and eventual defeat" -- Provided by publisher.
EXPERIENCING BROADWAY MUSIC : A LISTENER
by Sherrell, Kat, author.
782.14 SHE
FACE VALUE : THE IRRESISTIBLE INFLUENCE OF FIRST IMPRESSIONS
by Todorov, Alexander B., author.
153.758 TOD
" We make up our minds about others after seeing their faces for a fraction of a second--and these snap judgments predict all kinds of important decisions. For example, politicians who simply look more competent are more likely to win elections. Yet the character judgments we make from faces are as inaccurate as they are irresistible in most situations, we would guess more accurately if we ignored faces. So why do we put so much stock in these widely shared impressions? What is their purpose if they are completely unreliable? In this book, Alexander Todorov, one of the world's leading researchers on the subject, answers these questions as he tells the story of the modern science of first impressions. Drawing on psychology, cognitive science, neuroscience, computer science, and other fields, this accessible and richly illustrated book describes cutting-edge research and puts it in the context of the history of efforts to read personality from faces. Todorov describes how we have evolved the ability to read basic social signals and momentary emotional states from faces, using a network of brain regions dedicated to the processing of faces. Yet contrary to the nineteenth-century pseudoscience of physiognomy and even some of today's psychologists, faces don't provide us a map to the personalities of others. Rather, the impressions we draw from faces reveal a map of our own biases and stereotypes. A fascinating scientific account of first impressions, Face Value explains why we pay so much attention to faces, why they lead us astray, and what our judgments actually tell us. "-- Provided by publisher.
FASTER, HIGHER, FARTHER : THE VOLKSWAGEN SCANDAL
by Ewing, Jack (Economics correspondent) author.
338.7629 EWI
In mid-2015, Volkswagen proudly reached its goal of surpassing Toyota as the world's largest automaker. A few months later, the EPA disclosed that Volkswagen had installed software in 11 million cars that deceived emissions-testing mechanisms. By early 2017, VW had settled with American regulators and car owners for $20 billion, with additional lawsuits still looming. In Faster, Higher, Farther, Jack Ewing rips the lid off the conspiracy. He describes VW's rise from "the people's car" during the Nazi era to one of Germany's most prestigious and important global brands, touted for being "green." He paints vivid portraits of Volkswagen chairman Ferdinand Piech and chief executive Martin Winterkorn, arguing that the corporate culture they fostered drove employees, working feverishly in pursuit of impossible sales targets, to illegal methods. Unable to build cars that could meet emissions standards in the United States honestly, engineers were left with no choice but to cheat. Volkswagen then compounded the fraud by spending millions marketing "clean diesel," only to have the lie exposed by a handful of researchers on a shoestring budget, resulting in a guilty plea to criminal charges in a landmark Department of Justice case. Faster, Higher, Farther reveals how the succeed-at-all-costs mentality prevalent in modern boardrooms led to one of corporate history's farthest-reaching cases of fraud, with potentially devastating consequences.
FEAR CITY : NEW YORK
" An epic and riveting history of New York City on the edge of disaster--and an anatomy of the politics of austerity that continues to shape the world today When the news broke in 1975 that New York City was on the brink of fiscal collapse, few believed it was possible: how could the capital of the financial world go bankrupt? And yet the city was billions of dollars--maybe twelve, maybe fourteen, no one even really knew how much--in the red. Bankers and politicians alike seized upon the situation as evidence that social liberalism, which New York famously exemplified, was doomed to failure--and promised apocalyptic scenarios if the city didn't fire thousands of workers, freeze wages, and slash social services. In this vivid, gripping account, historian Kim Phillips-Fein tells the remarkable story of the crisis that engulfed the city, forever transforming the largest metropolis in the United States and reshaping ideas about government throughout the country. In doing so, she brings to life a radically different New York, the legendarily decrepit city of the 1970s. Drawing on never-before-used archival sources as well as interviews with key players in the crisis, Phillips-Fein guides us through the hairpin turns and sudden reversals that brought New York City to the edge of bankruptcy--and kept it from going over. At once a sweeping history of some of the most tumultuous times in the city's past, a colorful portrait of the unwieldy mechanics of municipal government, and an origin story of the politics of austerity, Fear City is essential reading for anyone seeking to understand the resurgent fiscal conservatism of today. "-- Provided by publisher.
FIX-IT AND FORGET-IT : FAVORITE SLOW COOKER RECIPES FOR DAD : 150 RECIPES DAD WILL LOVE TO MAKE, EAT, AND SHARE!
"Dad deserves the very best home cooking. But he doesn't have a lot of time, and neither do you! With these easy slow cooker recipes, you can make his favorite ribs, wings, chili, fudge brownies, and more with minimal preparation time and easy-to-find ingredients. Whether Dad likes to cook or likes to be cooked for, these tried and true recipes are sure to be a hit."-- Amazon.com.
FOOD SWINGS : 125+ RECIPES TO ENJOY YOUR LIFE OF VIRTUE & VICE
by Seinfeld, Jessica, author.
641.5 SEI
An all-new collection of more than 125 delectable recipes that reflect the way we really eat: sometimes healthy, sometimes indulgent—delicious, either way.
FOUNDER OF MODERN ECONOMICS : PAUL A  SAMUELSON
by Backhouse, Roger, 1951- author.
B SAMUELSON
FROM CRADLE TO STAGE : STORIES FROM THE MOTHERS WHO ROCKED AND RAISED ROCK STARS
"In exclusive interviews with the mothers of Michael Stipe, Adam Levine, Amy Winehouse, Miranda Lambert, Kelly Clarkson, Dr. Dre, and other music stars, Grohl asked the questions only a mom could answer: When did you hear the first chords, the drumbeats, that stellar voice that announced that music was the future? These answers--along with never-before-seen family photographs and a heartwarming introduction by Dave Grohl--make From Cradle to Stage the ultimate insider look at the real making of a rock star. -- Adapted from publisher's description.
FUN BOOK
917.4721 NEW
A year-long guide to recreation and entertainment on Long Island and New York City.
GEORGE WASHINGTON : A LIFE IN BOOKS
by Hayes, Kevin J, author.
B WASHINGTON
" When it comes to the Founding Fathers, Thomas Jefferson, Ben Franklin, and Alexander Hamilton are generally singled out as the great minds of early America. Up until the present day, George Washington has never been taken seriously as an intellectual. Indeed, John Adams once snobbishly dismissed him as "too illiterate, unlearned, unread for his station and reputation." Yet Adams and most of the men who knew Washington were unaware of his regular devotion to reading as a program of self-improvement. Based on an exhaustive amount of research at the Library of Congress, the collections at Mount Vernon, and rare book archives scattered across the country, Kevin J. Hayes draws on juvenilia, letters, diaries, pamphlets, and the close to 1,000 books owned by Washington to reconstruct the active intellectual life that has gone largely unnoticed in conventional narratives of the first US president. Despite being a lifelong reader, Washington felt a sense of acute embarrassment about his relative lack of formal education and cultural sophistication, and in this lively literary biography, Hayes reconstructs how Washington worked tirelessly to improve his mind. Beginning with the primers, forgotten periodicals, conduct books, and classic eighteenth-century novels such as Tom Jones that shaped Washington's early life, Hayes engages with Washington's letters and journals, charting the many ways the books of his upbringing affected decisions before and during the Revolutionary War. The final section of the book covers the voluminous reading that occurred during Washington's presidency and his retirement at Mount Vernon. Throughout, Hayes also engages with Washington's writings as well as his readings, starting with The Journal of Major George Washington and going through his Farewell Address. The sheer breadth of titles under review here allow readers to glimpse Washington's views on foreign policy, economics, the law, art, slavery, marriage, and religion. Ultimately, The Books in George Washington's Life offers a startlin;"Revered as a general and trusted as America's first elected leader, George Washington is considered a great many things in the contemporary imagination, but an intellectual is not one of them. In correcting this longstanding misconception, George Washington: A Life in Books offers a stimulating literary biography that traces the effects of a life spent in self-improvement"-- Provided by publisher.
GEORGE WASHINGTON : THE WONDER OF THE AGE
by Rhodehamel, John H., author.
B WASHINGTON
GETTING STARTED WITH 3D PRINTING : A HANDS-ON GUIDE TO THE HARDWARE, SOFTWARE, AND SERVICES BEHIND THE NEW MANUFACTURING REVOLUTION
"Make: Getting Started with 3D Printing is a practical, informative, and inspiring book that guides readers step-by-step through understanding how this new technology will empower them to take full advantage of all it has to offer. The book includes fundamental topics such as a short history of 3D printing, the best hardware and software choices for consumers, hands-on tutorial exercises the reader can practice for free at home, and how to apply 3D printing in the readers' life and profession. For every maker or would-be maker who is interested, or is confused, or who wants to get started in 3D printing today, this book offers methodical information that can be read, digested, and put into practice immediately!,"--amazon.com.
THE GIVERS : WEALTH, POWER, AND PHILANTHROPY IN A NEW GILDED AGE
by Callahan, David, 1965- author.
361.74 CAL
"An inside look at the secretive world of elite philanthropists--and how they're quietly wielding ever more power to shape American life in ways both good and bad. While media attention focuses on famous philanthropists such as Bill Gates and Charles Koch, thousands of donors are at work below the radar promoting a wide range of causes. David Callahan charts the rise of these new power players and the ways they are converting the fortunes of a second Gilded Age into influence. He shows how this elite works behind the scenes on education, the environment, science, LGBT rights, and many other issues--with deep impact on government policy. Above all, he shows that the influence of the Givers is only just beginning, as new waves of billionaires like Mark Zuckerberg turn to philanthropy. Based on extensive research and interviews with countless donors and policy experts, this is not a brief for or against the Givers, but a fascinating investigation of a power shift in American society that has implications for us all"-- Provided by publisher.
GLORIOUS SHADE : DAZZLING PLANTS, DESIGN IDEAS, AND PROVEN TECHNIQUES FOR YOUR SHADY GARDEN
"Most gardeners treat shade as a problem to solve. Jenny Rose Carey, senior director at Meadowbrook Farm, sees shade as an opportunity to be embraced and celebrated. In [this book], she shares a calendar of seasonal tasks and delights, a plant directory of brilliant choices, and time-tested techniques for designing and maintaining a shade garden. Let her ideas inspire you to turn the darkest corner of your yard into a cool, enticing treat." -- Back cover.
GO! : AN INSPIRATIONAL GUIDE TO GETTING OUTSIDE AND CHALLENGING YOURSELF
"Tobias Mews, adventure athlete and writer, gives fantastic insight, practical guidance and expert tips on how to make and complete the perfect 'Race-it-yourself' adventure. Whether it's discovering a new place and a new way to get there, or reaching your nearest summit whilst racing your friend, Mews brings together all the kit, method and ingredients you need to get you out of your comfort zone and into an exhilarating adventure, big or small." -- Inside cover flap.
THE GOLDEN PASSPORT : HARVARD BUSINESS SCHOOL, THE LIMITS OF CAPITALISM, AND THE MORAL FAILURE OF THE MBA ELITE
The best-selling author of The Firm shares the inner workings of Harvard Business School to explain its positive and negative roles in shaping the power, ambition and influence of its graduates, sometimes at the expense of socially beneficial practices.
GROCERY : THE BUYING AND SELLING OF FOOD IN AMERICA
by Ruhlman, Michael, 1963- author.
381.4564 RUH
In Grocery, bestselling author Michael Ruhlman offers incisive commentary on America's relationship with its food and investigates the overlooked source of so much of it, the grocery store.
HE CALLS ME BY LIGHTNING : THE LIFE OF CALIPH WASHINGTON AND THE FORGOTTEN SAGA OF JIM CROW, SOUTHERN JUSTICE, AND THE DEATH PENALTY
"A reconstruction of the forgotten life of a wrongly convicted man whose story became representative of the Jim Crow South outlines the case's Kafka-esque legal odyssey involving nearly a dozen interrupted trips to the electric chair and the three conviction overturns that were required to secure his release." -- Provided by publisher.
HEADS : A BIOGRAPHY OF PSYCHEDELIC AMERICA
by Jarnow, Jesse, author.
782.4216 JAR
Heads: A Biography of Psychedelic America uncovers a hidden history of the biggest psychedelic distribution and belief system the world has ever known. Through a collection of fast-paced interlocking narratives, it animates the tale of an alternate America and its wide-eyed citizens: the LSD-slinging graffiti writers of Central Park, the Dead-loving AI scientists of Stanford, utopian Whole Earth homesteaders, black market chemists, government-wanted Anonymous hackers, rogue explorers, East Village bluegrass pickers, spiritual seekers, Internet pioneers, entrepreneurs, pranksters, pioneering DJs, and a nation of Deadheads.
HIDDEN FIGURES : THE AMERICAN DREAM AND THE UNTOLD STORY OF THE BLACK WOMEN MATHEMATICIANS WHO HELPED WIN THE SPACE RACE
"Before John Glenn orbited the earth or Neil Armstrong walked on the moon, a group of dedicated female mathematicians known as "human computers" used pencils, slide rules and adding machines to calculate the numbers that would launch rockets, and astronauts, into space. Among these problem-solvers were a group of exceptionally talented African American women, some of the brightest minds of their generation. Originally relegated to teaching math in the South's segregated public schools, they were called into service during the labor shortages of World War II, when America's aeronautics industry was in dire need of anyone who had the right stuff. Suddenly, these overlooked math whizzes had a shot at jobs worthy of their skills, and they answered Uncle Sam's call, moving to Hampton, Virginia, and the fascinating, high-energy world of the Langley Memorial Aeronautical Laboratory. Even as Virginia's Jim Crow laws required them to be segregated from their white counterparts, the women of Langley's all-black "West Computing" group helped America achieve one of the things it desired most: a decisive victory over the Soviet Union in the Cold War, and complete domination of the heavens." -- Publisher's description.
THE HISTORY OF THE FUTURE : AMERICAN ESSAYS
by McPherson, Edward, 1977- author.
973.92 MCP
"In The History of the Future, McPherson explores America in all its beauty and strangeness. He is funny and searching-a joy to read."-Elizabeth Kolbert Praise for Edward McPherson: "Mr. McPherson is an intrepid traveler. a charming and literate companion, and he approaches his task with becoming modesty."-The Wall Street Journal What does it mean to think about Dallas in relationship to Dallas? In The History of the Future, McPherson reexamines American places and the space between history, experience, and myth. Private streets, racism, and the St. Louis World's Fair fracking for oil and digging for dinosaurs in North Dakota boomtowns-Americana slides into apocalypse in these essays, revealing us to ourselves. Edward McPherson is the author of two previous books: Buster Keaton: Tempest in a Flat Hat (Faber & Faber) and The Backwash Squeeze and Other Improbable Feats (HarperCollins). He has written for the New York Times Magazine, the Paris Review, Tin House, and the American Scholar, among others. He teaches creative writing at Washington University in St. Louis"-- Provided by publisher.
HOURGLASS : TIME, MEMORY, MARRIAGE
by Shapiro, Dani, author.
B SHAPIRO
"The best-selling novelist and memoirist delivers her most intimate and powerful work: a piercing, life-affirming memoir about marriage and memory, about the frailty and elasticity of our most essential bonds, and about the accretion, over time, of both sorrow and love. Hourglass is an inquiry into how marriage is transformed by time--abraded, strengthened, shaped in miraculous and sometimes terrifying ways by accident and experience. With courage and relentless honesty, Dani Shapiro opens the door to her house, her marriage, and her heart, and invites us to witness her own marital reckoning--a reckoning in which she confronts both the life she dreamed of and the life she made, and struggles to reconcile the girl she was with the woman she has become. What are the forces that shape our most elemental bonds? How do we make lifelong commitments in the face of identities that are continuously shifting, and commit ourselves for all time when the self is so often in flux? What happens to love in the face of the unexpected, in the face of disappointment and compromise--how do we wrest beauty from imperfection, find grace in the ordinary, desire what we have rather than what we lack? Drawing on literature, poetry, philosophy, and theology, Shapiro writes gloriously of the joys and challenges of matrimonial life, in a luminous narrative that unfurls with urgent immediacy and sharp intelligence. Artful, intensely emotional work from one of our finest writers"-- Provided by publisher.
HOW THE ZEBRA GOT ITS STRIPES : DARWINIAN STORIES TOLD THROUGH EVOLUTIONARY BIOLOGY
Why do giraffes have such long necks? Why are zebras striped? Why are buffalo herds broadly democratic while elephants prefer dictatorships? What explains the architectural brilliance of the termite mound or the complications of the hyena's sex life? And why have honey-badgers evolved to be one of nature's most efficient agents of mass destruction? Deploying the latest scientific research and his own extensive observations on the African savannah, Leo Grasset offers some answers to these and many other intriguing questions.
HOW TO AGE-PROOF YOUR DOG : THE ART AND SCIENCE OF SUCCESSFUL CANINE AGING
by Murphy, Elizabeth U., 1958- , author.
636.7 MUR
How to Age-Proof Your Dog: The Art and Science of Successful Canine Aging gives dog owners the information and tools they need to provide proactive and preventative health care starting early in their dog’ s life and continuing throughout various stages and ages. In this book, readers are instructed not only how (and why) to do a regular physical examination of their dog's body, but also a regular exam of their dog's breed, behavior, personality - even of their dog's five senses. They are asked to consider why they chose that dog and how the dog fits in with their lifestyle, so that they can choose the right health maintenance goals for their dog. Specific information is provided about the most important things for owners to start young to help their dog become old. Health, activity, sensory and behavior trends in youth, middle age and old age are covered, along with breed-related health problems. How to Age-Proof Your Dog is a guide for dog owners so that they can start, and then keep, their dogs on a smooth, straight road to a successful old age. -- Amazon.com
IDENTIFYING TREES OF THE EAST : AN ALL-SEASON GUIDE TO EASTERN NORTH AMERICA
by Williams, Michael D., forester, author.
582.16 WIL
"All-season field guide for identifying common trees of eastern North America. This popular, field-tested guide for identifying trees in any season, not just when they are in full leaf, features 600 color photos and 200 line drawings showing bark, branching patterns, fruits, flowers, nuts, and overall appearance in addition to leaf color and shape. Accompanying text describes common locations and identifying characteristics. Covers every common tree in eastern North America, updated with the latest taxonomy and 130 range maps. Created for in-the-field or at-home use, this helpful guide includes an easy-to-use key to facilitate putting a name to a tree."--provided by Amazon.com.
IN THEIR LIVES : GREAT WRITERS ON GREAT BEATLES SONGS
With contributions from twenty-nine authors and musicians, Roz Chast on "She Loves You," Jane Smiley on "I Want to Hold Your Hand," Rosanne Cash on "No Reply", Gerald Early on "I'm a Loser," Rick Moody on "The End," Maria Popova on "Yellow Submarine," David Duchovny on "Dear Prudence," Chuck Klosterman on "Helter Skelter," David Hadju on "You Know My Name (Look Up the Number)," and more, the breadth of the band's impact is clear. From musings on young love and family strife to explorations of racial boundaries and identity, these essays pay tribute to a band that ran the gamut of human experience in a way no musical group has done before or since.-- from Amazon.
INCENDIARY : THE PSYCHIATRIST, THE MAD BOMBER, AND THE INVENTION OF CRIMINAL PROFILING
Documents the nearly two-decade manhunt for a serial bomber in mid-twentieth-century New York, citing the contributions of police captain Howard Finney and psychiatrist James Brussel in developing investigative techniques that would shape new approaches in American law enforcement.
JACKIE
by McKeon, Kathy, author.
B MCKEON
A coming-of-age memoir by a woman who was Jackie Kennedy's personal assistant and nanny for more than a decade shares the lessons about life and love that the author learned from the glamorous first lady.
JAMES BALDWIN : THE FBI FILE
by Maxwell, William J. (College teacher), author.
B BALDWIN
"Available in book form for the first time, the FBI's secret dossier on the legendary and controversial writer. Decades before Black Lives Matter returned James Baldwin to prominence, J. Edgar Hoover's FBI considered the Harlem-born author the most powerful broker between black art and black power. Baldwin's 1,884-page FBI file, covering the period from 1958 to 1974, was the largest compiled on any African American artist of the Civil Rights era. This collection of once-secret documents, never before published in book form, captures the FBI's anxious tracking of Baldwin's writings, phone conversations, and sexual habits-and Baldwin's defiant efforts to spy back at Hoover and his G-men. James Baldwin: The FBI File reproduces over one hundred original FBI records, selected by the noted literary historian whose award-winning book, F.B. Eyes: How J. Edgar Hoover's Ghostreaders Framed African American Literature, brought renewed attention to bureau surveillance. William J. Maxwell also provides a substantial introduction and running commentaries that orient the reader and offer historical context, making this book a revealing look at a crucial slice of the American past"-- Provided by publisher.
JANE AUSTEN, THE SECRET RADICAL
by Kelly, Helena, 1981- author.
B AUSTEN
In this fascinating, revelatory work, Helena Kelly--dazzling Jane Austen authority--looks past the grand houses, the pretty young women, past the demure drawing room dramas and witty commentary on the narrow social worlds of her time that became the hallmark of Austen's work to bring to light the serious, ambitious, deeply subversive nature of this beloved writer. Kelly illuminates the radical subjects--slavery, poverty, feminism, the Church, evolution, among them--considered treasonous at the time, that Austen deftly explored in the six novels that have come to embody an age. The author reveals just how in the novels we find the real Jane Austen: a clever, clear-sighted woman "of information," fully aware of what was going on in the world and sure about what she thought of it. We see a writer who understood that the novel--until then seen as mindless "trash"--could be a great art form and who, perhaps more than any other writer up to that time, imbued it with its particular greatness.
JANESVILLE : AN AMERICAN STORY
by Goldstein, Amy (writer) author.
977.587 GOL
"A Washington Post reporter's intimate account of the fallout from the closing of a General Motors assembly plant in Janesville, Wisconsin - Paul Ryan's hometown - and a larger story of the hollowing of the American middle class."--Amazon.com.
THE JERSEY BROTHERS : A MISSING NAVAL OFFICER IN THE PACIFIC AND HIS FAMILY
They are three brothers, all Navy men, who end up coincidentally and extraordinarily at the epicenter of three of the war's most crucial moments. Bill is picked by Roosevelt to run his first Map Room in Washington. Benny is the gunnery and anti-aircraft officer on the USS Enterprise, one of the only carriers to escape Pearl Harbor and by the end of 1942 the last one left in the Pacific to defend against the Japanese. Barton, the youngest and least distinguished of the three, is shuffled off to the Navy Supply Corps because his mother wants him out of harm's way. But this protection plan backfires when Barton is sent to the Philippines and listed as missing-in-action after a Japanese attack. Now it is up to Bill and Benny to find and rescue him. Based on ten years of research drawn from archives around the world, interviews with fellow shipmates and POWs, and primary sources including diaries, unpublished memoirs, and letters half-forgotten in basements, The Jersey Brothers is a remarkable story of agony and triumph, from the home front to Roosevelt's White House, and Pearl Harbor to Midway and Bataan. It is the story, written with intimate, novelistic detail, of an ordinary young man who shows extraordinary courage as the Japanese do everything short of killing him. And it is, above all, a story of brotherly love: of three men finding their loyalty to each other tested under the tortures of war, and knowing that their success or failure to save their youngest brother will shape their family forever. -- From Amazon.
JIMMY BUFFETT : A GOOD LIFE ALL THE WAY
by White, Ryan (Journalist), author.
B BUFFETT
The acclaimed music critic explores the life, achievements, and legacy of iconic musician and writer Jimmy Buffett, tracing the experiences that shaped Buffett's career while celebrating the enduring culture he inspired.
JOHN SINGER SARGENT AND HIS MUSE : PAINTING LOVE AND LOSS
by Corsano, Karen, author.
759.13 COR
KIMONO DESIGN : AN INTRODUCTION TO TEXTILES AND PATTERNS
by Nitanai, Keiko, author.
746.6 NIT
THE LAND OF ENTERPRISE : A BUSINESS HISTORY OF THE UNITED STATES
by Waterhouse, Benjamin C., 1978- author.
338.7097 WAT
The Land of Enterprise charts the development of American business from the colonial period to the present. It explores the nation's evolving economic, social, and political landscape by examining how different types of enterprising activities rose and fell, how new labor and production technologies supplanted old ones, and at what costs, and how Americans of all stripes responded to the tumultuous world of business. In particular, historian Benjamin Waterhouse highlights the changes in business practices, the development of different industries and sectors, and the complex relationship between business and national politics.
LATER ESSAYS : UNDER THE SIGN OF SATURN, AIDS AND ITS METAPHORS, WHERE THE STRESS FALLS, REGARDING THE PAIN OF OTHERS, AT THE SAME TIME : ESSAYS AND SPEECHES
This second volume in Library of America's definitive Sontag edition gathers all the collected essays and speeches from her last quarter-century, brilliant works whose subjects, from the AIDS epidemic, 9/11, and the Iraq war to painting, dance, music, film, and scintillating literary portraits, bear enduring witness to her passionate curiosity and expansive intellect.
LEGAL GUIDE FOR STARTING & RUNNING A SMALL BUSINESS
"Answers legal questions in plain English related to starting and running a small business. The 12th edition is thoroughly updated, including information on new tax reporting requirements and tax credits for small businesses under the Patient Protection Act"--Provided by publisher.
THE LITTLE BOOK OF LIFE HACKS : HOW TO MAKE YOUR LIFE HAPPIER, HEALTHIER, AND MORE BEAUTIFUL
Author, illustrator and comic book artist Yumi Sakugawa shares a wide range of useful and unexpected tips for looking and feeling better, streamlining and improving your home life, and creating fun and artsy DIY projects that can brighten your living space. Inspired by her popular "Secret Yumiverse" tips originally posted on WonderHowTo.com, The Little Book of Life Hacks offers a wide range of practical advice and fun tips for everything from how to remove dark circles from under your eyes Make cold brew iced coffee at home Throw the perfect apartment party on a budget work out at home without a gym membership take the perfect afternoon power nap...and more! Featuring Yumi's signature hand-drawn illustrations throughout, The Little Book of Life Hacks is a distinctive and perfect gift for recent graduates and young working women who want to learn practical ways to organize and improve their daily life while still having fun. -- from Amazon.
LIVING WITH THE LIVING DEAD : THE WISDOM OF THE ZOMBIE APOCALYPSE
The zombie apocalypse, Greg Garrett shows us, has become an archetypal narrative for the contemporary world, in part because zombies can stand in for any of a variety of global threats, from terrorism to Ebola, from economic uncertainty to ecological destruction. But this zombie narrative also brings us emotional and spiritual comfort. These apocalyptic stories, in which the world has been turned upside down and protagonists face the prospect of an imminent and grisly death, can also offer us wisdom about living in a community, present us with real-world ethical solutions, and invite us into conversation about the value and costs of survival. We may indeed be living with the living dead these days, but through the stories we consume and the games we play, we are paradoxically learning what it means to be fully alive
THE LONG REACH OF THE SIXTIES : LBJ, NIXON, AND THE MAKING OF THE CONTEMPORARY SUPREME COURT
"The Warren Court of the 1950s and 1960s was the most liberal in American history. Yet within a few short years, new appointments redirected the Court in a more conservative direction, a trend that continued for decades. However, even after Warren retired and the makeup of the court changed, his Court cast a shadow that extends to our own era. In The Long Reach of the Sixties, Laura Kalman focuses on the late 1960s and early 1970s, when Presidents Johnson and Nixon attempted to dominate the Court and alter its course. Using newly released--and consistently entertaining--recordings of Lyndon Johnson's and Richard Nixon's telephone conversations, she roots their efforts to mold the Court in their desire to protect their Presidencies. The fierce ideological battles--between the executive, legislative, and judicial branches--that ensued transformed the meaning of the Warren Court in American memory. Despite the fact that the Court's decisions generally reflected public opinion, the surrounding debate calcified the image of the Warren Court as activist and liberal. Abe Fortas's embarrassing fall and Nixon's campaign against liberal justices helped make the term "activist Warren Court" totemic for liberals and conservatives alike. The fear of a liberal court has changed the appointment process forever, Kalman argues. Drawing from sources in the Ford, Reagan, Bush I, and Clinton presidential libraries, as well as the justices' papers, she shows how the desire to avoid another Warren Court has politicized appointments by an order of magnitude. Among other things, presidents now almost never nominate politicians as Supreme Court justices (another response to Warren, who had been the governor of California). Sophisticated, lively, and attuned to the ironies of history, The Long Reach of the Sixties is essential reading for all students of the modern Court and U.S. political history."-- Provided by publisher.
"A refreshing and thought-provoking look at athletes whose legacies have been reduced to one defining moment of defeat, those on the flip side of an epic triumph, and what their experiences can teach us about competition, life, and the human spirit." -- Provided by publisher.
LOVE AND TROUBLE : A MIDLIFE RECKONING
by Dederer, Claire, 1967- author.
B DEDERER
"From the New York Times best-selling author of Poser: My Life in Twenty-Three Yoga Poses, a ferocious, sexy, hilarious memoir about going off the rails at midlife and trying to reconcile the girl she was with the woman she has become. Claire Dederer is a happily married mother of two, ages nine and twelve, when she suddenly finds herself totally despondent and, simultaneously, suffering through a kind of erotic reawakening. This exuberant memoir shifts between her present experience as a middle-aged mom in the grip of mysterious new hungers and herself as a teenager--when she last experienced life with such heightened sensitivity and longing. From her hilarious chapter titles ("How to Have Sex with Your Husband of Seventeen Years") to her subjects--from the boyfriend she dumped at fourteen the moment she learned how to give herself an orgasm, to the girls who ruled her elite private school ("when I left Oberlin I thought I had done with them forever, but it turned out...they also edited all the newspapers and magazines, and wrote all the books"), to raising a teenage daughter herself--Dederer writes with an electrifying blend of wry wit and raw honesty. She exposes herself utterly, and in doing so captures something universal about the experience of being a woman, a daughter, a wife"-- Provided by publisher.
THE LOYAL SON : THE WAR IN BEN FRANKLIN
by Epstein, Daniel Mark, author.
B FRANKLIN
MACARTHUR
The true story of three intrepid people who successfully eluded the Japanese in Manila for more than two years, sabotaging enemy efforts and preparing the way for MacArthur's return. One was a debonair polo-playing expatriate businessman who was also a U.S. Navy intelligence officer. Another was a defiant enlisted American soldier. And the third was a wily American woman, an intinerant torch singer with many names and almost as many husbands. With ample doses of intrigue, drama, skulduggery, sacrifice, and romance, this book has all the complicated heroism and villainy of the best war novels. But it is, in the end, a true tale of courage when it counted the most. -- Adapted from book jacket.
MAKE YOUR BED : LITTLE THINGS THAT CAN CHANGE YOUR LIFE   AND MAYBE THE WORLD
by McRaven, William H. (William Harry), 1955- author.
179.6 MCR
"Building on the core tenets laid out in his speech, McRaven now recounts tales from his own life and from those of people he encountered during his military service who dealt with hardship and made tough decisions with determination, compassion, honor, and courage. Told with great humility and optimism, this timeless book provides simple wisdom, practical advice, and words of encouragement that will inspire readers to achieve more, even in life's darkest moments." -- adapted from Amazon description.
MAKING IT : WHY MANUFACTURING STILL MATTERS
by Uchitelle, Louis, author.
338.4767 UCH
"From the longtime New York Times economics correspondent, a closely reported argument for the continuing importance of industry for American prosperity In the 1950s manufacturing generated nearly 30 percent of U.S. income. Over the past fifty-five years that share has gradually declined to less than 12 percent at the same time that real estate, finance, and Wall Street trading have grown. While manufacturing's share of the U.S. economy shrinks, it expands in countries such as China and Germany that have a strong industrial policy. Meanwhile Americans are only vaguely aware of the many consequences-including a decline in their self-image as inventive, practical, and effective people-of the loss of that industrial base. And yet, with the improbable rise of Donald Trump, the consequences of the hollowing out of America's once-vibrant industrial working class can no longer be ignored. Reporting from places where things were and sometimes still are "Made in the USA"-Albany, New York, Boston, Detroit, Fort Wayne, Los Angeles, Milwaukee, Philadelphia, St. Louis, and Washington, D.C.-longtime New York Times economics correspondent Louis Uchitelle argues that the government has a crucial role to play in making domestic manufacturing possible. Combining brilliant reportage with an incisive economic and political argument, Making It tells the overlooked story of manufacturing's still-vital role in the United States and how it might expand"-- Provided by publisher.
MARCEL
by Porter, Carolyn, author.
940.5472 POR
"A graphic designer's search for inspiration leads to a cache of letters and the mystery of one man's fate during World War II. Seeking inspiration for a new font design in an antique store in small-town Stillwater, Minnesota, graphic designer Carolyn Porter stumbled across a bundle of letters and was immediately drawn to their beautifully expressive pen-and-ink handwriting. She could not read the letters--they were in French--but she noticed all of them had been signed by a man named Marcel and mailed from Berlin to his family in France during the middle of World War II. As Carolyn grappled with designing the font, she decided to have one of Marcel's letters translated. Reading it opened a portal to a different time, and what began as mere curiosity quickly became an obsession with finding out why the letter writer, Marcel Heuze, had been in Berlin, how his letters came to be on sale in a store halfway around the world, and, most importantly, whether he ever returned to his beloved wife and daughters after the war. Marcel's Letters is the incredible story of Carolyn's increasingly desperate search to uncover the mystery of one man's fate during WWII, seeking answers across Germany, France, and the United States. Simultaneously, she continues to work on what would become the acclaimed P22 Marcel font, immortalizing the man and his letters that waited almost seventy years to be reunited with his family"--Provided by publisher.
MARGARET  THATCHER : A LIFE AND LEGACY
by Cannadine, David, 1950- author.
B THATCHER
Few modern women have had as great a political impact as Margaret Hilda Roberts, the grocer's daughter from Grantham who, as Margaret Thatcher, became Britain's first woman prime minister. The longest serving British premier of the twentieth century, Mrs Thatcher has been the subject of both adulation and vilification. In Margaret Thatcher: A Life and Legacy, the leading historian Sir David Cannadine sets Margaret Thatcher in the context of recent British history. With elegance, wit, and historical insight, Cannadine charts Mrs Thatcher's upbringing and influences, her political career and life after politics, the impact of her policies, and her personal reputation and political legacy. The book also features a glossary of key terms, a chronology, a 'dramatis personae' of significant figures of the period, and a guide to further reading. Written by one of our foremost international historians, it is an essential work for anyone interested in the life and work of a towering-and often controversial- figure in modern British history, as well as students, academics, and researchers in the fields of modern history and politics.
THE MARRIAGE BUREAU : THE TRUE STORY OF HOW TWO MATCHMAKERS ARRANGED LOVE IN WARTIME LONDON
Drawing from newspaper and magazine articles, advertisements and interviews, describes the true story of a pair of young newlyweds who opened up a matchmaking and marriage bureau in 1939 London and helped clients find love on the eve of World War II.
MEET ME IN THE BATHROOM : REBIRTH AND ROCK AND ROLL IN NEW YORK CITY 2001-2011
"Meet Me in the Bathroom charts the transformation of the New York music scene in the first decade of the 2000s, the bands behind itincluding The Strokes, The Yeah Yeah Yeahs, LCD Soundsystem, Interpol, and Vampire Weekend-- and the cultural forces that shaped it, from the Internet to a booming real estate market that forced artists out of the Lower East Side to Williamsburg. Drawing on 200 original interviews with James Murphy, Julian Casablancas, Karen O, Ezra Koenig, and many others musicians, artists, journalists, bloggers, photographers, managers, music executives, groupies, models, movie stars, and DJs who lived through this explosive time, journalist Lizzy Goodman offers a fascinating portrait of a time and a place that gave birth to a new era in modern rock-and-roll."--Amazon.com.
MEGATECH : TECHNOLOGY IN 2050
Technology moves fast - so where will it have taken us by 2050? How will it affect the way we live? And how far are we willing to let it go? The writers predict the vast changes that technology will bring to everything from food production to health care, energy output, manufacturing and the military balance. They also consider the impact on jobs, and how we can prepare for the opportunities, as well as the dangers, that await. Thought-provoking, engaging and full of insight from the forefront of tech innovation, Megatech is essential reading for anyone who wants to understand tomorrow's world.
MERCIES IN DISGUISE : A STORY OF HOPE, A FAMILY
"The phone rings. The doctor from California is on the line. "Are you ready Amanda?" The two people Amanda Baxley loves the most had begged her not to be tested-at least, not now. But she had to find out. If your family carried a mutated gene that foretold a brutal illness and you were offered the chance to find out if you'd inherited it, would you do it? Would you walk toward the problem, bravely accepting whatever answer came your way? Or would you avoid the potential bad news as long as possible? In Mercies in Disguise, acclaimed New York Times science reporter and bestselling author Gina Kolata tells the story of the Baxleys, an almost archetypal family in a small town in South Carolina. A proud and determined clan, many of them doctors, they are struck one by one with an inscrutable illness. They finally discover the cause of the disease after a remarkable sequence of events that many saw as providential. Meanwhile, science, progressing for a half a century along a parallel track, had handed the Baxleys a resolution-not a cure, but a blood test that would reveal who had the gene for the disease and who did not. And science would offer another dilemma-fertility specialists had created a way to spare the children through an expensive process. A work of narrative nonfiction in the tradition of the The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks, Mercies in Disguise is the story of a family that took matters into its own hands when the medical world abandoned them. It's a story of a family that had to deal with unspeakable tragedy and yet did not allow it to tear them apart. And it is the story of a young woman-Amanda Baxley-who faced the future head on, determined to find a way to disrupt her family's destiny. "-- Provided by publisher.
MID-LIFE EX-WIFE : A DIARY OF DIVORCE, ONLINE DATING, AND SECOND CHANCES
"When her husband leaves her for another woman, the author dives into the world of online dating and shares her 693 days of hilarious, depressing and baffling encounters that unfold both in person and online, causing her to redefine the kind of man and relationship she is looking as she searches for a second chance at love."-- Provided by publisher.
THE MIGHTY FRANKS : A MEMOIR
by Frank, Michael, 1959 June 2-, author.
B FRANK
"An unforgettable memoir--with elements of Auntie Mame and Grey Gardens--that chronicles the world of one California family dominated by a powerhouse screenwriter"-- Provided by publisher.
MIRACLE CURE : THE CREATION OF ANTIBIOTICS AND THE BIRTH OF MODERN MEDICINE
Describes the history of the discovery of antibiotics, including the eccentric characters whose false starts and lucky accidents led to humans having much greater control over the microbes that resulted in previously deadly infections.
MOCKINGBIRD SONGS : MY FRIENDSHIP WITH HARPER LEE
by Flynt, Wayne, 1940- author.
B LEE
"A memoir of Wayne Flynt's friendship with Harper Lee, centered on a collection of letters between Harper Lee, her sisters, ... Wayne Flynt, and his wife"-- Provided by publisher.
MY CUBS : A LOVE STORY
by Simon, Scott, author.
796.357 SIM
"NPR's Scott Simon's personal, heartfelt reflections on his beloved Chicago Cubs, replete with club lore, memorable anecdotes, frenetic fandom and wise and adoring intimacy that have made the world champion Cubbies baseball's most tortured--and now triumphant--franchise. No metaphor is necessary the Chicago Cubs have been the living example of disappointment and failure for more than a century--until now. The Cubs' 2016 World Series win marked the end of a 108-year drought in the team's history, and Game 7 will forever be remembered as one of the most thrilling, monumental moments in sports history. For Scott Simon, host of NPR's Weekend Edition Saturday and a lifelong Cubs fan, it was a moment he never thought he'd live to see. MY CUBS chronicles Simon's adolescence in Chicago as a die-hard fan to tell the story of the relationship between the team and the neighborhood and city, and how the condition of Cubness has both charmed and haunted the lives of so many fans. From theories and curses to jinxes and myths, Simon chronicles how a team of "loveable losers" inspired such fervor and dedication from their fans, and how their 2016 win transcended sports to become an underdog narrative for the whole nation"-- Provided by publisher.
MY JEWISH YEAR : 18 HOLIDAYS, ONE WONDERING JEW
by Pogrebin, Abigail, author.
296.43 POG
The much-dissected Pew Research Center study of 2013, "A Portrait of Jewish Americans," revealed that most U.S. Jews locate their Jewishness in their ancestry and culture, not in religion. Abigail Pogrebin wondered if perhaps that's because we haven't all looked at religion closely enough. Although she grew up following some holiday rituals, Pogrebin realized how little she knew about their foundational purpose and current relevance. She wanted to understand what had kept these holidays alive and vibrant, in some cases for thousands of years. Her curiosity led her to embark on an entire year of intensive research, observation, and writing about the milestones on the Jewish calendar. My Jewish Year travels through this calendar's signposts with candor, humor, and a trove of information, capturing the arc of Jewish observance through the eyes of a relatable, wandering, and wondering, Jew. The chapters are interspersed with brief reflections from prominent rabbis and Jewish thinkers. Maybe you're seeking an accessible, digestible roadmap for Jewish life. Maybe you'd appreciate a fresh exploration of what you've mastered. Whatever your motivation, you'll be educated, entertained, and inspired by Pogrebin's unusual journey, and by My Jewish Year.
MY LIFE WITH BOB : FLAWED HEROINE KEEPS BOOK OF BOOKS, PLOT ENSUES
"Imagine keeping a record of every book you ever read. What would those titles say about you? With humor and warmth, the editor of The New York Times Book Review shares the stories that have shaped her life. For twenty-eight years, Pamela Paul has been keeping a diary that records the books she reads, rather than the life she leads. Or does it? Over time, it's become clear that this Book of Books, or Bob, as she calls him, tells a much bigger story. For Paul, as for many readers, books reflect her inner life-- her fantasies and hopes, her dreams and ideas. And her life, in turn, influences which books she chooses, whether for solace or escape, diversion or self-reflection, information or entertainment. My Life with Bob isn't about what's in those books it's about the relationship between books and readers. Bob was with her when she struggled to get through the Norton Anthology of English Literature in college and when she read Anna Karenina while living abroad alone. He was there when she fell in love and much needed when she sought solace in self-help and memoirs like Autobiography of a Face. Through marriage and divorce, remarriage (The Master and Margarita) and parenthood (The Hunger Games), professional setbacks and successes, Bob recorded what she read while all that happened. The diary--now coffee-stained and frayed--is the record of a lifelong love affair with books, and has come to mean more to her than any other material possession. My Life with Bob is a testament to the power of books to provide the perspective, courage, companionship, and ultimately self-knowledge to forge our own path"-- Provided by publisher.
THE NEW YORK METS FANS
by Cerrone, Matthew, 1975- author.
796.357 CER
"Every New York Mets fan has a bucket list of activities to take part in at some point in their lives. But even the most die-hard fans haven't done everything there is to experience in and around New York. From singing "Meet the Mets" to running the old Shea Stadium bases, author Matthew Cerrone provides ideas, recommendations, and insider tips for must-see places and can't-miss activities near Citi Field. But not every experience requires a trip to Queens long-distance Mets fans can cross some items off their list from the comfort of their own homes. Whether you're attending every home game or supporting the Mets from afar, there's something for every fan to do in The New York Mets Fans' Bucket List"-- Provided by publisher.
THE NEW YORK YANKEES FANS
by Feinsand, Mark, author.
796.357 FEI
"Every New York Yankees fan has a bucket list of activities to take part in at some point in their lives. But even the most die-hard fans haven't done everything there is to experience in and around the Bronx. From visiting Stan's Sports Bar to sitting in the bleachers for the roll call, author Mark Feinsand provides ideas, recommendations, and insider tips for must-see places and can't-miss activities near Yankee Stadium. But not every experience requires a trip to New York long-distance Yankees fans can cross some items off their list from the comfort of their own homes. Whether you're attending every home game or supporting the Yanks from afar, there's something for every fan to do in The New York Yankees Fans' Bucket List"-- Provided by publisher.
NIXON
by Buchanan, Patrick J. (Patrick Joseph), 1938- author.
B NIXON
"Pat Buchanan, bestselling author and former senior adviser to President Richard Nixon in the White House, for the first time describes his years advising the president throughout the two terms of his administration, up until he resigned office in August1974 in the wake of Watergate"-- Provided by publisher.;"From Vietnam to the Southern Strategy, from the opening of China to the scandal of Watergate, Pat Buchanan--speechwriter and senior adviser to President Nixon--tells the untold story of Nixon's embattled White House, from its historic wins to it devastating defeats. In his inaugural address, Nixon held out a hand in friendship to Republicans and Democrats alike. But by the fall of 1969, massive demonstrations in Washington and around the country had been mounted to break his presidency. In a brilliant appeal to what he called the 'Great Silent Majority,' Nixon sent his enemies reeling. Vice President Agnew followed by attacking the blatant bias of the media in a fiery speech authored and advocated by Buchanan. And by 1970, Nixon's approval rating soaredto 68 percent, and he was labeled 'The Most Admired Man in America.' Then, one by one, the crises came, from the invasion of Cambodia, to the protests that killed four students at Kent State, to race riots and court ordered school busing. Buchanan chronicles Nixon's historic trip to China, and describes the White House strategy that brought about Nixon's 49-state landslide victory over George McGovern in 1972. When the Watergate scandal broke, Buchanan urged the president to destroy the Nixon tapes beforethey were subpoenaed, and fire Special Prosecutor Archibald Cox, as Nixon ultimately did in the 'Saturday Night Massacre.' After testifying before the Watergate Committee himself, Buchanan describes the grim scene at Camp David in August 1974, when Nixon's staff concluded he could not survive. In a riveting memoir from behind the scenes of the most controversial presidency of the last century, Nixon's White House Wars reveals both the failings and achievements of the 37th president, recorded by one of those closest to Nixon from before his political comeback, through to his final days in office"-- Provided by publisher.
NO SCRAP LEFT BEHIND : 16 QUILT PROJECTS THAT CELEBRATE SCRAPS OF ALL SIZES
by Nyberg, Amanda Jean, 1975- author.
746.46 NYB
OCTOBER : THE STORY OF THE RUSSIAN REVOLUTION
by Mieville, China, author.
947.0841 MIE
"In February 1917, in the midst of bloody war, Russia was still an autocratic monarchy: nine months later, it became the first socialist state in world history. How did this unimaginable transformation take place? How was a ravaged and backward country, swept up in a desperately unpopular war, rocked by not one but two revolutions? This is the story of the extraordinary months between those upheavals, in February and October, of the forces and individuals who made 1917 so epochal a year, of their intrigues, negotiations, conflicts and catastrophes. From familiar names like Lenin and Trotsky to their opponents Kornilov and Kerensky from the byzantine squabbles of urban activists to the remotest villages of a sprawling empire from the revolutionary railroad Sublime to the ciphers and static of coup by telegram from grand sweep to forgotten detail." -- From publisher description.
OFF SPEED : BASEBALL, PITCHING, AND THE ART OF DECEPTION
by McDermott, Terry, author.
796.3572 MCD
"A wonderfully informative, exuberant, and entertaining book--part sports history, part personal history--that explores America's romance with baseball through one "perfect game" and the drama of pitching. In Off Speed, Terry McDermott weaves the fascinating story of baseball's 150-year hunt for the perfect pitch. Using the framework of a single game (9 chapters, 9 innings, 9 pitches), he explores the history of every type of pitch, combining the folk wisdom of the players with the enormous wealth of new data brought to the sport by the growing legion of statisticians who are transforming many of the sport's once sacred beliefs. As a lifelong baseball fan, McDermott approaches his subject with the love every fan brings to the park plus the expertise of an investigative journalist, exploring with irrepressible enthusiasm and curiosity both the technical side and the romance of the game"-- Provided by publisher.
ON EDGE : A JOURNEY THROUGH ANXIETY
by Petersen, Andrea, author.
152.46 PET
A wry, sympathetic, bracingly honest account of living with anxiety, coupled with deep reportage on the science of anxiety disorders. -- Provided by publisher.
ONE DAY WE
by Koul, Scaachi, author.
818.603 KOU
"In One Day We'll All Be Dead and None of This Will Matter, Scaachi Koul deploys her razor sharp humor to share all the fears, outrages, and mortifying moments of her life. She learned from an early age what made her miserable, and for Scaachi anything can be cause for despair. Whether it's a shopping trip gone awry enduring awkward conversations with her bikini waxer overcoming her fear of flying while vacationing halfway around the world dealing with internet trolls, or navigating the fears and anxieties of her parents. Alongside these personal stories are pointed observations about life as a woman of color, where every aspect of her appearance is open for critique, derision, or outright scorn. Where strict gender rules bind in both Western and Indian cultures, leaving little room for a woman not solely focused on marriage and children to have a career (and a life) for herself"-- Provided by publisher.
THE OPERATOR : FIRING THE SHOTS THAT KILLED OSAMA BIN LADEN AND MY YEARS AS A SEAL TEAM WARRIOR
A stirringly evocative, thought-provoking, and often jaw-dropping account, The Operator ranges across SEAL Team Operator Robert O'Neill's awe-inspiring four-hundred-mission career, which included his involvement in attempts to rescue "Lone Survivor" Marcus Luttrell and abducted-by-Somali-pirates Captain Richard Phillips and which culminated in those famous three shots that dispatched the world's most wanted terrorist, Osama bin Laden. In these pages, O'Neill describes his idyllic childhood in Butte, Montana his impulsive decision to join the SEALs the arduous evaluation and training process and the even tougher gauntlet he had to run to join the SEALs most elite unit. After officially becoming a SEAL, O'Neill would spend more than a decade in the most intense counterterror effort in US history. For extended periods, not a night passed without him and his small team recording multiple enemy kills, and though he was lucky enough to survive, several of the SEALs he'd trained with and fought beside never made it home. The Operator describes the nonstop action of O'Neill's deployments in Iraq and Afghanistan, evokes the black humor of years-long combat, brings to vivid life the lethal efficiency of the military's most selective units, and reveals firsthand details of the most celebrated terrorist takedown in history. --Inside flap.
THE OTHER SIDE OF IMPOSSIBLE : ORDINARY PEOPLE WHO FACED DAUNTING MEDICAL CHALLENGES AND REFUSED TO GIVE UP
"True stories about people who triumphed over seemingly impossible medical diagnoses using untraditional, inventive therapies and perseverance--and about what scientists are discovering on the psychology of healing and the mind-body connection--from the author of the New York Times Magazine article about her own son, "The Boy with the Thorn in his Joints," which led to this book about other families"-- Provided by publisher.
OTIS REDDING : AN UNFINISHED LIFE
by Gould, Jonathan, 1951- author.
B REDDING
Otis Redding remains an immortal presence in the canon of American music. As the architect of the distinctly southern, gospel-inflected style of rhythm & blues associated with Stax Records in Memphis, Redding made music that has long served as the gold standard of 1960s soul. Yet an aura of myth and mystery has always surrounded his life, which was tragically cut short at the height of his career by a plane crash in December 1967. In Otis Redding: An Unfinished Life, Jonathan Gould finally does justice to Redding's incomparable musical artistry, drawing on exhaustive research, the cooperation of the Redding family, and previously unavailable sources of information to present the first comprehensive portrait of the singer's background, his upbringing, and his professional career. In chronicling the story of Redding's life and music, Gould also presents a social history of the time and place from which they emerged. His book never lets us forget that the boundaries between black and white in popular music were becoming porous during the years when racial tensions were reaching a height throughout the United States. His indelible portrait of Redding and the mass acceptance of soul music in the 1960s is both a revealing look at a brilliant artist and a provocative exploration of the tangled history of race and music in America that resonates strongly with the present day. -- adapted from book jacket.
PARADISE LOST : A LIFE OF F  SCOTT FITZGERALD
by Brown, David S. (David Scott), 1966- author.
B FITZGERALD
Pigeonholed in popular memory as a Jazz Age epicurean, a playboy, and an emblem of the Lost Generation, F. Scott Fitzgerald was at heart a moralist struck by the nation's shifting mood and manners after World War I. In Paradise Lost, David Brown contends that Fitzgerald's deepest allegiances were to a fading antebellum world he associated with his father's Chesapeake Bay roots. Yet as a midwesterner, an Irish Catholic, and a perpetually in-debt author, he felt like an outsider in the haute bourgeoisie haunts of Lake Forest, Princeton, and Hollywood--places that left an indelible mark on his worldview. In this comprehensive biography, Brown reexamines Fitzgerald's childhood, first loves, and difficult marriage to Zelda Sayre. He looks at Fitzgerald's friendship with Hemingway, the golden years that culminated with Gatsby, and his increasing alcohol abuse and declining fortunes which coincided with Zelda's institutionalization and the nation's economic collapse. Placing Fitzgerald in the company of Progressive intellectuals such as Charles Beard, Randolph Bourne, and Thorstein Veblen, Brown reveals Fitzgerald as a writer with an encompassing historical imagination not suggested by his reputation as "the chronicler of the Jazz Age." His best novels, stories, and essays take the measure of both the immediate moment and the more distant rhythms of capital accumulation, immigration, and sexual politics that were moving America further away from its Protestant agrarian moorings. Fitzgerald wrote powerfully about change in America, Brown shows, because he saw it as the dominant theme in his own family history and life.-- Provided by publisher.
PASS YOUR DAY SKIPPER
by Fairhall, David, author.
623.8922 FAI
PASSCHENDAELE : THE LOST VICTORY OF WORLD WAR I
by Lloyd, Nick, author.
940.431 LLO
PENGUINS OF AMERICA
by Patterson, James, 1947- author.
818.602 PAT
A veritable picture book for readers seeking a big dose of humor, this "...hilarious and charming sendup of daily life...shows that humans and penguins really aren't that different after all" (Book jacket).
A PERFECTLY GOOD GUITAR : MUSICIANS ON THEIR FAVORITE INSTRUMENTS
Ask guitar players about their instruments, and you're likely to get a story—where the guitar came from, or what makes it unique, or why the player will never part with it. Most guitarists have strong feelings about their primary tool, and some are downright passionate about their axes. Chuck Holley is a professional photographer and writer who loves music and listening to musicians talk about their trade. For several years, he has been photographing guitarists with their prized instruments and collecting their stories. This beautifully illustrated book presents these stories in revelatory photographs and words. The guitarists included in this book range from high-profile performers, including Rosanne Cash, Guy Clark, Laurence Juber, Jorma Kaukonen, JD Souther, Bill Frisell, Dave Alvin, and Kelly Willis, to renowned studio musicians and band members. Holley's beautifully composed photographs portray them with their favorite guitar, including detail shots of the instrument. Accompanying the photographs are the musicians' stories about the Gibsons, Fenders, Martins, and others that have become the guitar in their lives, the one that has a special lineage or intangible qualities of sustain, tone, clarity, and comfort that make it irreplaceable. Several musicians talk about how the guitar chose them, while others recount stories of guitars lost or stolen and then serendipitously recovered. Together, these photographs and stories underscore the great pleasure of performing with an instrument that's become a trusted friend with a personality all its own.
PERMANENT STATE OF EMERGENCY : UNCHECKED EXECUTIVE POWER AND THE DEMISE OF THE RULE OF LAW
"After the attacks of September 11, 2001, the US launched several initiatives that test the limits of international human rights law. The indefinite detention and torture of detainees at Guantanamo Bay, target killing, and mass surveillance require an expansion of executive authority that negates the rule of law. ...[This] ongoing failure to address human rights abuses is a symptom of the most serious constituional crisis in American history. Instead of curbing the increase in executive power, Congress and the courts facilitated the breakdown of the nation's constitutional order and set the stage for presidential supremacy. The presidency, Alford argues, is now more than imperial: it is an elective dictatorship." -- Back cover.
PHENOMENA : THE SECRET HISTORY OF THE U S  GOVERNMENT
"Presents a history of the U.S. military's controversial, decades-long investigation into boundary-pushing mental phenomena, sharing inside information about how the program has involved strategic experiments in the name of national security." -- Provided by publisher.
THE PHENOMENON : PRESSURE, THE YIPS, AND THE PITCH THAT CHANGED MY LIFE
"On October 3, 2000, 21-year-old pitcher Rick Ankiel took the mound for the St. Louis Cardinals in Game One of the National League division series. All was going well until Ankiel, who'd been lauded as the next Bob Gibson, threw a pitch that missed the mitt--wildly. Then he threw another. Then another, five in all. Slowly at first, then rapidly, his once-impenetrable pitcher's psyche crumbled. He would forever look back on that day as the day the unwelcome, inexplicable Phenomenon arrived. In this book, written with veteran sports journalist Tim Brown, Rick Ankiel tells the story of his personal battle with an anxiety condition widely known as the Yips, the courageous soul-searching that followed, and his eventual triumph over the demons in his own mind to reenter the game. For the next four and a half years after that day in October, Ankiel fought the Yips with every bow in his quiver: psychotherapy, medication, deep breathing exercises, self-help books, and, eventually, vodka. Yet the cure eluded Ankiel, much as the clinical diagnosis eluded the physicians and psychotherapists who studied it. Forced not just to retire from baseball but to reconsider his whole life the age of 25, Ankiel made an amazing turnaround, returning to the major leagues, this time as a hitter. He played seven successful years in the majors, finally retiring in 2013. This book is the story of a once-in-a-generation talent, a man haunted by strange personal demons, and who found the strength to overcome them"-- Provided by publisher.
THE PHYSICS OF EVERYDAY THINGS : THE EXTRAORDINARY SCIENCE BEHIND AN ORDINARY DAY
"Easy-to-follow and imaginative explanations about the extraordinary physics that invisibly guides our daily lives"-- Provided by publisher.
PILLARS OF JUSTICE : LAWYERS AND THE LIBERAL TRADITION
by Fiss, Owen M., author.
340.092 FIS
Pillars of Justice explores the purpose and possibilities of life in the law through moving accounts of thirteen lawyers who shaped the legal world during the past half century. Some, such as Thurgood Marshall, were Supreme Court Justices. Others, like John Doar and Burke Marshall, set the civil rights policies of the federal government during the 1960s. Some, including Harry Kalven and Catharine MacKinnon, have taught at the greatest law schools of the nation and nourished the liberalism rooted in the civil rights era. Jurists from abroad--Aharon Barak, for example--were responsible for the rise of the human rights movement that today carries the burden of advancing liberal values. These lawyers came from diverse backgrounds and held various political views. What unites them is a deep, abiding commitment to Brown v. Board of Education as an exceptional moment in the life of the law--a willingness to move mountains, if need be, to ensure that we are living up to our best selves. In tracing how these lawyers over a period of fifty years used the Brown ruling and its spirit as a beacon to guide their endeavors, this history tells the epic story of the liberal tradition in the law. For Owen Fiss, one of the country's leading constitutional theorists, the people described were mentors, colleagues, and friends. In his portraits, Fiss tries to identify the unique qualities of mind and character that made these individuals so important to the institutions and legal principles they served-- Provided by publisher.
A PORTRAIT OF BOWIE : A TRIBUTE TO BOWIE BY HIS ARTISTIC COLLABORATORS & CONTEMPORARIES
"A strikingly unique tribute to David Bowie, comprising a collection of 40 visual portraits of the icon throughout his career, and text tributes by his artistic collaborators and contemporaries." -- Provided by publisher.
THE POTLIKKER PAPERS : A FOOD HISTORY OF THE MODERN SOUTH
by Edge, John T., author.
641.5975 EDG
Describes how the culinary traditions of the poor, rural South played a large part in the region's revitalization and renaissance, eventually becoming incorporated into the gentrification and artesian renaissance that gave rise to popular figures in Southern food, from Paul Prudhomme to Craig Claiborne.
PUNK AVENUE : INSIDE THE NEW YORK CITY UNDERGROUND 1972-1982
An intimate account of Paris-born author Phil Marcade's first ten years in the United States, where, after drifting from Boston to the West Coast and back, he wound up in New York City and became deeply immersed in the fledgling punk rock scene.
THE PUSH : A CLIMBER
On January 14, 2015, after nineteen days on the route, Tommy Caldwell, along with his partner, Kevin Jorgeson, summited what is widely regarded as the hardest climb in history - Yosemite's nearly vertical 3,000-foot Dawn Wall. Caldwell s odds-defying feat was the culmination of an entire lifetime of pushing himself to his limits as an athlete. This engrossing memoir chronicles the journey of a boy with a fanatical mountain-guide father who was determined to instill toughness in his son to a teen whose obsessive nature drove him to the top of the sport-climbing circuit. Caldwell's affinity for adventure then led him to the vertigo-inducing and little understood world of big wall free climbing.-- from Amazon.
RAVEN ROCK : THE STORY OF THE U S  GOVERNMENT
"The eye-opening truth about the government's secret plans to survive a catastrophic attack on US soil--even if the rest of us die--a roadmap that spans from the dawn of the nuclear age to today"--Provided by publisher.
REFUGE IN THE BLACK DECK : THE STORY OF ORDINARY SEAMAN NICOLA PEFFERS
"Ordinary Seaman, Nicola Peffers exposes ongoing harassment from her male colleagues, despite Canadian Forces' "zero-tolerance policy" and chronicles PTSD survival experience. When Ordinary Seaman Nicola Peffers boarded the HMCS Winnipeg in 2009, she wasembarking on her first deployment with the Canadian Navy. At twenty-six years old, one of the few women on the boat, and of the top students in her training class, Nicola began her career with a sense of optimism and hope towards seeing the world and serving her country. Rather than finding the teamwork and belonging she had hoped for, Nicola endured constant sexualization by the men she worked with. Along with the rigors of an intense military training process, she also faced sexual harassment and mistreatment from her superiors, meanwhile bound by rigid hierarchies and the physical distance between home and life at sea. Socially isolated, Nicola's only refuge, at times, was hiding in the black deck, a dark and cramped area of the ship that no one visitsunless they absolutely have to. Refuge in the Black Deck is about physical and emotional strength, the failures of the justice system in the face of sexual harassment, and the harmful effects of trauma that continue even after having left the site of theexperience."-- Provided by publisher.
RISING STAR : THE MAKING OF BARACK OBAMA
by Garrow, David J., author.
B OBAMA
"Barack Obama is arguably the most dynamic political figure to grace the American stage since John F. Kennedy. His meteoric rise from promise to power has stunned even the cynics and inspired a legion of devout followers. For anyone who wants to know more about the man, David Mendell's Obama is essential reading. Mendell, who covered Obama for the Chicago Tribune, had far-reaching access to the Chicago politician as Obama climbed the ladder to the White House, the details of which he shares in this compelling biography. Positioning Obama as the savior of a fumbling Democratic party, Mendell reveals how Obama conquered Illinois politics and paved the way brick by brick for a galvanizing, historic presidential run." -- Provided by the publisher.
THE ROAD TO CAMELOT : INSIDE JFK
by Oliphant, Thomas, author.
973.922 OLI
"A behind-the-scenes, revelatory account of John F. Kennedy's wily campaign to the White House, beginning with his bold, failed attempt to win the vice presidential nomination in 1956. A young and undistinguished junior plots his way to the presidency and changes the way we nominate and elect presidents. John F. Kennedy and his young warriors invented modern presidential politics. They turned over accepted wisdom that his Catholicism was a barrier to winning an election and plotted a successful course to that constituency. They hired Louis Harris--a polling entrepreneur--to become the first presidential pollster. They twisted arms and they charmed. They lined up party bosses, young enthusiasts, and fellow Catholics and turned the traditional party inside out. The last-minute invitation to Lyndon B. Johnson for vice president in 1956 surprised them only because they had failed to notice that he wanted it. They invented The Missile Gap in the Cold War and out-glamoured Richard Nixon in the TV debates. Now acclaimed, award-winning journalists Tom Oliphant and Curtis Wilkie provide the most comprehensive account, based on a depth of personal reporting, interviews, and archives. The authors have examined more than 1,600 oral histories at the John F. Kennedy library they've interviewed surviving sources, including JFK's sister Jean Smith, and they draw on their own interviews with insiders including Ted Sorensen and Arthur Schlesinger, Jr. From the start of the campaign in 1955 when his father tried to persuade President Johnson to run with JFK as his running mate, The Road to Camelot reveals him as a tough, shrewd political strategist who kept his eye on the prize. This is one of the great campaign stories of all time, appropriate for today's political climate"-- Provided by publisher.
SALVAGE STYLE : DECORATE WITH VINTAGE FINDS
by Linsley, Leslie, author.
747 LIN
SCARS OF INDEPENDENCE : AMERICA
by Hoock, Holger, author.
973.31 HOO
SCIENCEBLIND : WHY OUR INTUITIVE THEORIES ABOUT THE WORLD ARE SO OFTEN WRONG
Why do we catch colds? What causes seasons to change? And if you fire a bullet from a gun and drop one from your hand, which bullet hits the ground first? In a pinch we almost always get these questions wrong. Worse, we regularly misconstrue fundamental qualities of the world around us. In Scienceblind, cognitive and developmental psychologist Andrew Shtulman shows that the root of our misconceptions lies in the theories about the world we develop as children. They're not only wrong, they close our minds to ideas inconsistent with them, making us unable to learn science later in life. So how do we get the world right? We must dismantle our intuitive theories and rebuild our knowledge from its foundations. The reward won't just be a truer picture of the world, but clearer solutions to many controversies-around vaccines, climate change, or evolution-that plague our politics today.
SCOTT STANDARD POSTAGE STAMP CATALOGUE
Presents a six-volume catalogue showing postage stamps from the United States, the United Nations, and the other countries of the world and their current values.
SEVEN LAST WORDS : AN INVITATION TO A DEEPER FRIENDSHIP WITH JESUS
by Martin, James, 1960- author.
232.9635 MAR
SHAKE SHACK : RECIPES & STORIES
by Garutti, Randy, author.
641.555 GAR
SHATTERED : INSIDE HILLARY CLINTON
by Allen, Jonathan (Jonathan J. M.), author.
324.973 ALL
How Hillary Clinton lost the 2016 election to Donald Trump is the tragic story of a sure thing gone off the rails. For every Comey revelation or hindsight acknowledgment about the electorate, no explanation of defeat can begin with anything other than the core problem of Hillary's campaign--the candidate herself. Through deep access to insiders from the top to the bottom of the campaign, political writers Jonathan Allen and Amie Parnes have reconstructed the key decisions and unseized opportunities, the well-intentioned misfires and the hidden thorns that turned a winnable contest into a devastating loss. Drawing on the authors' deep knowledge of Hillary from their previous book, the acclaimed biography HRC, Shattered will offer an object lesson in how Hillary herself made victory an uphill battle, how her difficulty articulating a vision irreparably hobbled her impact with voters, and how the campaign failed to internalize the lessons of populist fury from the hard-fought primary against Bernie Sanders.
SKETCH YOUR STUFF : 200 THINGS TO DRAW AND HOW TO DRAW THEM
"Learn how to turn the everyday objects that fill your life into subjects for your sketchbook, allowing you to work on your drawing skills at any moment of the day or night. You'll find over 200 prompts to help you build up strong art skills as you work though the book. These everyday objects are small enough to sketch in minutes, so you can practice quickly and often. Everything you need to know about perspective, observation of shape and form, light and shade, and composition in included. Sketch Your Stuff is a great starting point for the sketching beginner as well as a wonderful source of practice and inspiration for the seasoned artist"-- Amazon.com.
SLEEPLESS NIGHTS AND KISSES FOR BREAKFAST : REFLECTIONS ON FATHERHOOD
by Bussola, Matteo, 1971- author.
B BUSSOLA
"This #1 Italian bestseller, offering a father's observations of the everyday moments that might otherwise go unnoticed, has struck a chord with readers around the globe. Matteo Bussola is a designer and cartoonist who lives in Verona, Italy with his wife Paola their three young daughters, Virginia, Ginevra, and Melania (ages eight, four, and two) and their two dogs. For two years, he's been writing posts on Facebook capturing the beauty of ordinary moments with his family. Sleepless Nights and Kisses for Breakfast is the memoir that grew out of these writings. Divided into winter, spring, summer, and fall, the book follows the different seasons of parenthood and life. At times moving, and at others humorous, these writings remind people to savor the present and appreciate the simple things in life. As Matteo says, "Virginia, Ginevra, and Melania are the lens through which I observe the world. My daughters remind me that being a father means living in that gray area between responsibility and carelessness, strength and softness." Sleepless Nights and Kisses for Breakfast is an eloquent memoir by a gifted storyteller"-- Provided by publisher.
SOUTHOLD
by Studenroth, Zachary N., author.
974.725 SOU
A SPECK IN THE SEA : A STORY OF SURVIVAL AND RESCUE
by Aldridge, John, author.
B ALDRIDGE
"Two veteran sailors who co-own and operate a Montauk lobster boat recount the 2013 search-and-rescue mission for co-author John Aldridge, describing how his partner, their families, the local fishing community and the U.S. Coast Guard in three states mobilized an unprecedented and ultimately successful operation." -- Provided by publisher.
SPIRIT OF THE HORSE : A CELEBRATION IN FACT AND FABLE
by Shatner, William, author.
636.1 SHA
"From his first time riding at age ten, William Shatner has felt a deep love for horses. Whether riding them, communicating with them, or simply appreciating their beauty, he has been enthralled by horses ever since he was a child. And for decades, he has sought to bring that joy to others -- children, veterans, and those with disabilities, among others -- through his annual Hollywood Charity Horse Show. In this book, Shatner speaks from the heart about the remarkable effect horses have had on his life, and on the lives of others. Drawing not just from his own decades of experience but also from a wealth of classic horse stories, this book captures the unique connection between humans and horses -- and the power, courage, mindfulness, and healing that they can inspire in us. "-- Provided by publisher.
STATISTICS
by Donnelly, Robert A., Jr., author.
519.5 DON
Offers an introduction to statistics, covering measures of central tendency, probability, sampling, confidence intervals, and hypothesis testing.
A STITCH OF TIME : THE YEAR A BRAIN INJURY CHANGED MY LANGUAGE AND LIFE
"An eloquent memoir of a 27 year old actress who suffered a massive brain aneurysm onstage at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, and awoke to discover that she had aphasia, a rare condition in which one loses the ability to speak, read and write"-- Provided bypublisher.
STRANGER IN A STRANGE LAND : SEARCHING FOR GERSHOM SCHOLEM AND JERUSALEM
"Prochnik creates a nonfiction Bildungsroman of one of the twentieth century's most important humanist thinkers, while also telling an intimate story of his own youth, marriage and spiritual quest in Jerusalem. In Stranger in a Strange Land, Prochnik revisits the life and work of Gershom Scholem, whose once prominent reputation, as a Freud-like interpreter of the inner world of the Cosmos, has been in eclipse in the United States. He vividly conjures Scholem's upbringing in Berlin, and compellingly brings to life Scholem's transformative friendship with Walter Benjamin, the critic and philosopher. In doing so, he reveals how Scholem's frustration with the bourgeois ideology of Germany during the First World War led him to discover Judaism, Kabbalah, and finally Zionism, as potent counter-forces to Europe's suicidal nationalism. Prochnik's self-imposed exile in the Holy Land in the 1990s brings him to question the stereotypical intellectual and theological constructs of Jerusalem, and to rediscover the city as a physical place, rife with the unruliness and fecundity of nature. Prochnik ultimately suggests that a new form of ecological pluralism must now inherit the historically energizing role once played by Kabbalah and Zionism in Jewish thought"-- Provided by publisher.
SUBSTANCE ABUSE AND THE FAMILY
by Reiter, Michael D.
616.86 REI
THE SUM OF SMALL THINGS : A THEORY OF THE ASPIRATIONAL CLASS
by Currid-Halkett, Elizabeth, 1978- author.
306.4812 CUR
" In today's world, the leisure class has been replaced by a new elite. Highly educated and defined by cultural capital rather than income bracket, these individuals earnestly buy organic, carry NPR tote bags, and breast-feed their babies. They care about discreet, inconspicuous consumption--like eating free-range chicken and heirloom tomatoes, wearing organic cotton shirts and TOMS shoes, and listening to the Serial podcast. They use their purchasing power to hire nannies and housekeepers, to cultivate their children's growth, and to practice yoga and Pilates. In The Sum of Small Things, Elizabeth Currid-Halkett dubs this segment of society "the aspirational class" and discusses how, through deft decisions about education, health, parenting, and retirement, the aspirational class reproduces wealth and upward mobility, deepening the ever-wider class divide. Exploring the rise of the aspirational class, Currid-Halkett considers how much has changed since the 1899 publication of Thorstein Veblen's Theory of the Leisure Class. In that inflammatory classic, which coined the phrase "conspicuous consumption," Veblen described upper-class frivolities: men who used walking sticks for show, and women who bought silver flatware despite the effectiveness of cheaperaluminum utensils. Now, Currid-Halkett argues, the power of material goods as symbols of social position has diminished due to their accessibility. As a result, the aspirational class has altered its consumer habits away from overt materialism to more subtle expenditures that reveal status and knowledge. And these transformations influence how we all make choices. With a rich narrative and extensive interviews and research, The Sum of Small Things illustrates how cultural capital leads to lifestyle shifts and what this forecasts, not just for the aspirational class but for everyone. "-- Provided by publisher.
THE SWISS ARMY KNIFE BOOK : 63 OUTDOOR PROJECTS
by Immler, Felix, author.
796.5 IMM
Woodsman Felix Immler reveals how to build a comfortable camp in the wilderness using nothing more than a pocket knife. Simple natural materials are used for making a waterproof roof, a chair, a bed, a table, a fridge, and an oven, as well as for carving spoons, knifes, and bowls. You can even grill a chicken on a self-made, water-driven skewer. The Swiss Army Knife Book is full of ideas for exciting activities, suitable for families and teens as well as adult explorers.
TALKING TO ANIMALS : HOW YOU CAN UNDERSTAND ANIMALS AND THEY CAN UNDERSTAND YOU
We seem to need animals in our disconnected lives more and more, yet we understand them less and less. In Talking to Animals, New York Times bestselling author Jon Katz, who left his Manhattan life behind two decades ago for life on a farm where he is surrounded by dogs, cats, sheep, horses, cows, goats, and chickens, marshals his experience to offer us a deeper insight into animals and the tools needed for effectively communicating with them. By better understanding animal instincts, recognizing they are not mere reflections of our own human emotions and neuroses, we can help them live happily in our shared world. Devoting each chapter to an animal who has played an important role in his life, Katz tells funny and illuminating stories about his profound experiences with them. He shows us how healthy engagement with animals falls into five key areas: Food, Movement,Visualization, Language, and Instincts. Along the way, we meet Simon the donkey who arrives at Katz's farm near death and now serves as his Tai Chi partner. We meet Red the dog who started out antisocial and untrained and is now a therapy dog working with veterans from Iraq and Afghanistan. And we meet Winston, the dignified and brave rooster who was injured defending his hens from a hawk and who has better interpersonal skills than most humans.
TAUNTON
by Gold, Jamie, 1960- author.
747.78 GOL
TELL ME HOW IT ENDS : AN ESSAY IN FORTY QUESTIONS
by Luiselli, Valeria, 1983- author.
305.2308 LUI
"Structured around the forty questions Luiselli translates and asks undocumented Latin-American children facing deportation, Tell Me How It Ends (an expansion of her 2016 Freeman's essay of the same name) humanizes these young migrants and highlights the contradiction of the idea of America as a fiction for immigrants with the reality of racism and fear--both here and back home"-- Provided by publisher.
THEFT BY FINDING : DIARIES 1977-2002
by Sedaris, David, author.
814.54 SED
Shares the author's favorite diary entries, providing a look into the mind of a comic genius.
THERE
"An extraordinary, path-breaking, and penetrating book on the life and work and creative inspirations of the great children's book genius Maurice Sendak, who since his death in 2012 has only grown in his stature and recognition as a major American artist,period. Polymath and master interviewer Jonathan Cott first interviewed Maurice Sendak in 1976 for Rolling Stone, just at the time when Outside Over There, the concluding and by far the strangest volume of a trilogy that began with Where The Wild ThingsAreand In the Night Kitchen, was gestating. Over the course of their wide-ranging and revelatory conversation about his life, work, and the fantasies and obsessions that drove his creative process, they focused on many of the themes and images that wouldappear in the new book five years later. Drawing on that interview,There's a Mystery There is a profound examination of the inner workings of a complicated genius's torments and inspirations that ranges over the entirety of his work and his formative life experiences, and uses Outside Over There, brilliantly and originally, as the key to understanding just what made this extravagantly talented man tick. To gain multiple perspectives on that intricate and multifaceted book, Cott also turns to four "companion guides": a Freudian analyst, a Jungian analyst, an art historian, and Sendak's great friend and admirer, the playwright Tony Kushner. The book is richly illustrated with examples from Sendak's work and other related images"-- Provided by publisher.
THERESA MAY : THE ENIGMATIC PRIME MINISTER
by Prince, Rosa, author.
B MAY
THIS FIGHT IS OUR FIGHT : THE BATTLE TO SAVE AMERICA
"Senator Elizabeth Warren has long been an outspoken champion of America's middle class, and by the time the people of Massachusetts elected her in 2012, she had become one of the country's leading progressive voices. Now, at a perilous moment for our nation, she has written a book that is at once an illuminating account of how we built the strongest middle class in history, a scathing indictment of those who have spent the past thirty-five years undermining working families, and a rousing call to action."-- Jacket.
THIS IS JUST MY FACE : TRY NOT TO STARE
by Sidibe, Gabourey, author.
B SIDIBE
"With full-throttle honesty, Gabourey Sidibe shares her one-of-a-kind life story in a voice as fresh and challenging as many of the unique characters she's played onscreen since her unconventional rise to international fame in Lee Daniels' acclaimed movie Precious. Her memoir hits hard with self-knowing dispatches on friendship, depression, celebrity, haters, fashion, race, and weight. Irreverent, hilarious, and untraditional, Gabby's book will resonate with anyone who has ever felt different, and with anyone who has ever felt inspired to make a dream come true." -- Provided by publisher.
THIS IS WHAT A LIBRARIAN LOOKS LIKE : A CELEBRATION OF LIBRARIES, COMMUNITIES, AND ACCESS TO INFORMATION
A tribute in text and photos to librarians and libraries in all fifty states describes the diverse backgrounds and motivations of today's librarians and includes original essays by such contributors as Neil Gaiman, George R.R. Martin, and Paula Poundstone.
THROUGH THE SHADOWLANDS : A SCIENCE WRITER
Julie Rehmeyer felt like she was going to the desert to die. Julie fully expected to be breathing at the end of the trip, but driving into Death Valley felt like giving up, surrendering. She'd spent years battling a mysterious illness so extreme that she often couldn't turn over in her bed. The top specialists in the world were powerless to help, and research on her disease, chronic fatigue syndrome, was at a near standstill. Having exhausted the plausible ideas, Julie turned to an implausible one. Going against both her instincts and her training as a science journalist and mathematician, she followed the advice of strangers she'd met on the Internet. Their theory, that mold in her home and possessions was making her sick, struck her as wacky pseudoscience. But they had recovered from chronic fatigue syndrome as severe as hers. To test the theory that toxic mold was making her sick, Julie drove into the desert alone, leaving behind everything she owned. She wasn't even certain she was well enough to take care of herself once she was there. She felt stripped not only of the life she'd known, but any future she could imagine. With only her scientific savvy, investigative journalism skills, and dog, Frances, to rely on, Julie carved out her own path to wellness, and uncovered how shocking scientific neglect and misconduct had forced her and millions of others to go it alone. In stunning prose, she describes how her illness transformed her understanding of science, medicine, and spirituality. Through the Shadowlands brings scientific authority to a misunderstood disease and spins an incredible and compelling story of tenacity, resourcefulness, acceptance, and love.
THE TINCTURE OF TIME : A MEMOIR OF (MEDICAL) UNCERTAINTY
by Silver, Elizabeth L., 1978- author.
B SILVER
"Growing up as the daughter of a dedicated surgeon, Elizabeth L. Silver felt an unquestioned faith in medicine. When her six-week-old daughter, Abby, was rushed to the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit with sudden seizures, and scans revealed a serious brain bleed, her relationship to medicine began to change. The Tincture of Time is Silver's gorgeous and haunting chronicle of Abby's first year. It's a year of unending tests, doctors' opinions, sleepless nights, promising signs and steps backward, and above all, uncertainty : The mysterious circumstances of Abby's hospitalization attract dozens of specialists, none of whom can offer a conclusive answer about what went wrong or what the future holds. As Silver explores what it means to cope with uncertainty as a patient and parent and seeks peace in the reality that Abby's injury may never be fully understood, she looks beyond her own story for comfort, probing literature and religion, examining the practice of medicine throughout history, and reporting the experiences of doctors, patients, and fellow caretakers. The result is a brilliant blend of personal narrative and cultural analysis, at once a poignant snapshot of a parent's struggle and a wise meditation on the reality of uncertainty, in and out of medicine, and the hard-won truth that time is often its only cure. Heart-wrenching, unflinchingly honest, and beautifully written, The Tincture of Time is a powerful story of parenthood, an astute investigation of the boundaries of medicine, and an inspiring reminder of life's precariousness"-- Provided by publisher.
TINKER DABBLE DOODLE TRY : UNLOCK THE POWER OF THE UNFOCUSED MIND
by Pillay, Srinivasan S, author.
153.4 PIL
"Harness your mind's innate tendency to wander, stall, rest, and unfocus and become more productive--in the boardroom, living room, or classroom. To finish tasks and achieve goals, most people believe that more focus is the solution. We rely on to-do lists, calendar reminders, noise-blocking headphones, and sometimes medication to help us concentrate--even though these tactics often fail to substantially improve productivity. Drawing on the latest brain research, compelling stories from his psychological practice, and colorful examples of counterintuitive success from sports, business, education, and the arts, neuroscientist Srini Pillay, M.D., challenges traditional ideas about productivity, revealing the lasting, positive benefits of adding deliberate and regular unfocus to your repertoire. A fascinating tour through brain wavelengths and rhythm, mindsets, and mental relaxation, Tinker Dabble Doodle Try demonstrates how specific kinds of planned unfocus stimulate cognitive calmness, jumpstart productivity, enhance innovation, inspire creativity, improve long-term memory, and, of course, help you stay on target. Tinkering with ideas and with things releases your mind to wander from a state of stuckness into a possibility frame of mind, triggering neural connections and new insights. Dabbling in a new endeavor--whether a hobby or fantasy--disrupts your habitual and reactive thinking, helping you find new solutions to old problems. Doodling can help you tap into another brain frequency to remove obstacles and create opportunities and inspiration. With techniques for training the brain to unfocus, concepts for scheduling busy lives, and ideas for controlling this new cognitive-toggling capability, Tinker Dabble Doodle Try will change how you think about daydreaming, relaxing, leaving work unfinished, and even multitasking. What you'll discover is a greater freedom, a deeper intelligence, and a more profound joy in your life"-- Provided by publisher.
THE TRAIL RUNNER
"The Trail Runner's Companion provides an inspirational, practical, and goal-oriented guide that coaches the reader to become a better and more satisfied runner through trail running. Written by veteran trail runner and competitor, Sarah Lavender Smith, each chapter opens with a compelling story, told in the author's engaging voice. Readers will embark on a journey that begins with safe, consistent training and culminates in adventurous, ambitious trail racing. Along the way, they'll learn the basics of technique and gear deepen their appreciation for the ethos and characters who make up the sport understand how to tackle numerous challenges during a trail run and develop the physical and mental tenacity to complete an ultra-distance trail race. Combining the storytelling and coaching expertise of the author, who also interviews other pro trail runners to incorporate their insights, The Trail Runner's Companion delivers sophisticated, yet uncomplicated advice through a well-known and trusted personality in the sport of trail running" -- Provided by publisher.
TRANSGENDER CHILDREN AND YOUTH : CULTIVATING PRIDE AND JOY WITH FAMILIES IN TRANSITION
These days, it is practically impossible not to hear about some aspect of transgender life. Whether it is the bathroom issue in North Carolina, trans people in the military, or on television, trans life has become front and center after years of marginalization. And kids are coming out as trans at younger and younger ages, which is a good thing for them. But what written resources are available to parents, teachers, and mental health professionals who need to support these children? Elijah C. Nealy, a therapist and former deputy executive director of New York City's LGBT Community Center, and himself a trans man, has written the first-ever comprehensive guide to understanding, supporting, and welcoming trans kids. Covering everything from family life to school and mental health issues, as well as the physical, social, and emotional aspects of transition, this book is full of best practices to support trans kids. -- from Amazon.
THE TRUE JESUS : UNCOVERING THE DIVINITY OF CHRIST IN THE GOSPELS
"Who do you say that I am?" Uttered by Jesus Christ, this profound question has presented an age old challenge to believers, skeptics, scholars, and rulers. In attempting to answer this question, The True Jesus goes straight to the unimpeachable source: the books of Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John. Only in the Gospels, says author David Limbaugh, do we com face to face with the Son of God, Whose sublime teachings, miraculous actions, and divine essence leap off every page and into our hearts. In this book, Limbaugh combines the four Gospel stories into a unified account (though not, he humbly admits, a perfect harmony) and guides readers on a faith journey through the Four Evangelists' testimonies of the life of Jesus Christ. Along the way, Limbaugh shares his insights on Jesus' words and deeds as well as His unique nature as fully human and fully divine. In The True Jesus, you will learn: Why even the apostles failed to completely understand Jesus' true identity and mission until after his crucifixion. Why Jesus selectively revealed His divinity instead of consistently proclaiming it. The real basis for the rejection of Jesus' message by skeptics in His hometown and elsewhere. The historic events preceding Jesus' birth that providentially paved the way for Christianity. How Jesus' message utterly contradicted modern attempts to portray him as being non-judgmental. Limbaugh's passion for the Gospels infuses the pages of The True Jesus, which is both a primer for new Bible readers and an outstanding guide to the Gospels for long-time believers. Who really is the true Jesus? Open this book and begin your odyssey toward the answer.
TUESDAY
"Following the success of his New York Times bestseller, Until Tuesday, Iraq War veteran Luis Carlos Montalván takes to the road with his beloved Golden Retriever service dog, Tuesday, advocating for America's wounded warriors and for each other. Luis's first book sparked a national conversation about service dogs and PTSD. In this spectacular new memoir, he and Tuesday bring their healing mission to the next level, showing how these beautifully trained animals can assist soldiers, veterans and many others with disabilities. Rescuing a forgotten Tuskegee airman. Battling obstinate VA bureaucrats. Delivering solace to troubled war heroes and their families. Everywhere these two go, they highlight the miraculous talents of service dogs. As Luis and Tuesday celebrate exhilarating victories, a grave obstacle threatens to derail their life-saving campaign: Though Luis has made great progress battling his own PTSD, his physical wounds risk leaving him wheelchair-bound. He must decide whether to amputate his leg and carry on with a bionic prosthesis. Even as he struggles with this dramatic decision, he and ten-year-old Tuesday prepare to welcome a female Golden Retriever puppy to their all-male pack. As this stirring memoir neared publication, Luis Montalván took his own life in December 2016, another terrible tragedy of the invisible wounds of war. This book is his last letter of love to his best friend, Tuesday, and to veterans, readers, friends and fellow dog lovers everywhere. Never more timely than now, TUESDAY'S PROMISE is an inspiring story of love, service, teamwork and the remarkable bond between humans and canines"-- Provided by publisher.
TWO AND TWO : MCSORLEY
by Bartholomew, Rafe, author.
B BARTHOLOMEW
Discusses the author's relationship with his father and his childhood growing up in his father's workplace, McSorley's Old Ale House, a bar that has been open since 1854 and is a New York institution.
TYPE TELLS TALES
by Heller, Steven, author.
Q 745.6 HEL
"Stretching the boundaries of typographic expression, Type Tells Tales is a sensational showcase of type that is integral to the message it conveys, with the capacity to emote, engage, and guide the reader from one thought to the next. Navigating the far reaches of graphic design, Steven Heller and Gail Anderson reveal how type can render a particular voice or multiple conversations, how letters in various shapes and sizes can guide the eye through dense information, and how type can become both content and illustration, as letters take the form of people, animals, cars, or planes. The book's 332 illustrations - including 290 in color - feature historical examples by T.T. Marinetti, Bruno Munari, and Francis Picabia, among others, as well as by contemporary designers such as Richard Eckersley, John Hendrix, Maira Kalman, and Corita Kent. The book firmly locates the letter in the realm of artistry, finding exciting common ground among the pursuits of design, illustration, writing, and typography"--From jacket flap.
THE UNKNOWN KEROUAC : RARE, UNPUBLISHED & NEWLY TRANSLATED WRITINGS
by Kerouac, Jack, 1922-1969, author.
818.54 KER
THE UNRULY CITY : PARIS, LONDON AND NEW YORK IN THE AGE OF REVOLUTION
"In The Unruly City, historian Mike Rapport offers a vivid history of three intertwined cities toward the end of the eighteenth century, Paris, London, and New York, all in the midst of political chaos and revolution. From the British occupation of New York during the Revolutionary War, to agitation for democracy in London and popular uprisings, and ultimately regicide in Paris, Rapport explores the relationship between city and revolution, asking why some cities engender upheaval and some suppress it. Why did Paris experience a devastating revolution while London avoided one? And how did American independence ignite activism in cities across the Atlantic? Rapport takes readers from the politically charged taverns and coffeehouses on Fleet Street, through a sea battle between the British and French in the New York Harbor, to the scaffold during the Terror in Paris. The Unruly City shows how the cities themselves became protagonists in the great drama of revolution."-- Amazon.com.
UNSCRIPTED : THE UNPREDICTABLE MOMENTS THAT MAKE LIFE EXTRAORDINARY
by Johnson, Ernie, 1956- author.
B JOHNSON
THE UNTOLD JOURNEY : THE LIFE OF DIANA TRILLING
by Robins, Natalie S., author.
B TRILLING
THE USEFULNESS OF USELESS KNOWLEDGE
by Flexner, Abraham, 1866-1959, author.
001.4 FLE
A forty-year tightening of funding for scientific research has meant that resources are increasingly directed toward applied or practical outcomes, with the intent of creating products of immediate value. In such a scenario, it makes sense to focus on the most identifiable and urgent problems, right? Actually, it doesn't. In his classic essay "The Usefulness of Useless Knowledge," Abraham Flexner, the founding director of the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton and the man who helped bring Albert Einstein to the United States, describes a great paradox of scientific research. The search for answers to deep questions, motivated solely by curiosity and without concern for applications, often leads not only to the greatest scientific discoveries but also to the most revolutionary technological breakthroughs. In short, no quantum mechanics, no computer chips. This brief book includes Flexner's timeless 1939 essay alongside a new companion essay by Robbert Dijkgraaf, the Institute's current director, in which he shows that Flexner's defense of the value of "the unobstructed pursuit of useless knowledge" may be even more relevant today than it was in the early twentieth century. Dijkgraaf describes how basic research has led to major transformations in the past century and explains why it is an essential precondition of innovation and the first step in social and cultural change.
VELOPEDIA : THE INFOGRAPHIC BOOK OF CYCLING
by Dineen, Robert, author.
796.626 DIN
VERANDA ENTERTAINING
by Smith, Clinton, author.
642.4 SMI
From a festive gathering on a terrace overlooking Central Park to an extravaganza in the south of France, Verandas stunning collection captures the art and allure of elegant entertaining. Its the magazines ultimate inspirational guide to throwing sophisticated, stylish soirees, with ideas for creating ambiance, choosing centerpieces, selecting appetizers and cocktails, and so much more. You'll find the perfect juxtaposition of engaging stories and gorgeous photographs to plan your own celebration!
THE WATER KINGDOM : A SECRET HISTORY OF CHINA
by Ball, Philip, 1962- author.
951 BAL
From the Yangtze to the Yellow River, China is traversed by great waterways, which have defined its politics and ways of life for centuries. Water has been so integral to China's culture, economy, and growth and development that it provides a window on the whole sweep of Chinese history. In The Water Kingdom, renowned writer Philip Ball opens that window to offer an epic and powerful new way of thinking about Chinese civilization.
WE HAVE NO IDEA : A GUIDE TO THE UNKNOWN UNIVERSE
by Cham, Jorge, author.
523.1 CHA
"The creator of PHD Comics and a University of California particle physicist blend infographics, cartoons and lighthearted scientific explanations to fill in gaps in layperson cosmological knowledge, offering coverage of topics ranging from quarks and neutrinos to gravitational wave and exploding black holes." -- Provided by publisher.
WE KNOW ALL ABOUT YOU : THE STORY OF SURVEILLANCE IN BRITAIN AND AMERICA
by Jeffreys-Jones, Rhodri, author.
363.232 JEF
This is the story of surveillance in Britain and the United States, from the detective agencies of the late nineteenth century to 'wikileaks' and CIA whistleblower Edward Snowden in the twenty-first. Written by prize-winning historian and intelligence expert Rhodri Jeffreys-Jones, it is the first full overview of its kind. Delving into the roles of credit agencies, private detectives, and phone-hacking journalists as well as agencies like the FBI and NSA in the USA and GCHQ and MI5 in the UK, Jeffreys-Jones highlights malpractices such as the blacklist and illegal electronic interceptions. He demonstrates that several presidents - Franklin D. Roosevelt, Lyndon B. Johnson, Richard M. Nixon - conducted various forms of political surveillance, and also how British agencies have been under a constant cloud of suspicion for similar reasons. Continuing with an account of the 1970s leaks that revealed how the FBI and CIA kept tabs on anti-Vietnam War protestors, he assesses the reform impulse of this era - an impulse that began in America and only gradually spread to Britain. The end of the Cold War further at the end of the 1980s then undermined confidence in the need for state surveillance still further, but it was to return with a vengeance after 9/11. What emerges is a story in which governments habitually abuse their surveillance powers once granted, demonstrating the need for proper controls in this area. But, as Jeffreys-Jones makes clear, this is not simply a story of the Orwellian state. While private sector firms have sometimes acted as a brake on surveillance by the state (particularly in the electronic era), they have also often engaged in dubious surveillance practices of their own. Oversight and regulation, he argues, therefore need to be universal and not simply concentrate on the threat to the individual posed by the agencies of government.
WEDDING TOASTS I
by Calhoun, Ada, author.
306.81 CAL
In Wedding Toasts I'll Never Give, Ada Calhoun presents an unflinching but also loving portrait of her own marriage, opening a long-overdue conversation about the institution as it truly is: not the happy ending of a love story or a relic doomed by high divorce rates, but the beginning of a challenging new chapter of which "the first twenty years are the hardest."
WILD RIDE : INSIDE UBER
by Lashinsky, Adam, author.
388.4132 LAS
"Fortune writer and bestselling author of Inside Apple's expose of Uber, the multi-billion dollar Silicon Valley upstart that has disrupted the transportation industry around the world. Uber is one of the most fascinating and controversial businesses in the world, both beloved for its elegant ride-hailing concept and heady growth and condemned for CEO Travis Kalanick's ruthless pursuit of success at all cost. Despite the company's significance to the on-demand economy and the mobile revolution, and the battle for global dominance that Kalanick is waging against politicians and taxi companies all over the world, the full story behind Uber has never been told. It's a story that start-up founders, executives of traditional businesses, tech-savvy readers, and drivers and riders alike will find riveting. Adam Lashinsky, veteran Fortune writer and author of Inside Apple, traces the story of Uber's rapid growth from its murky origins to its plans for expansion into radically different industries. The company is fighting local competitors and lawmakers for markets around the world it has already faced riots and protests in cities like Paris, Rio de Janeiro, and Mumbai. It fought, and lost, an expensive and grueling battle against rival Didi in China. Uber has also poached entire departments from top research universities in a push to build the first self-driving car and possibly replace the very drivers it's worked so hard to recruit. Uber is in the headlines every day, but so much about its past and its future plans are still unknown to the public. Lashinsky will offer a look inside Uber's vault in this informative, deeply researched book about the ur-disruptor and its visionary and fierce CEO"-- Provided by publisher.
WILLIAM VAN ALEN, FRED T  LEY AND THE CHRYSLER BUILDING
by Kingston, George C., 1948- author.
ARCH 720.483 KIN
"The Chrysler Building was the result of a collaboration between William Van Alen, whose designs challenged orthodox architecture, and Fred T. Ley, a practical builder. The structure would (for 11 months) be the tallest building in the world. This book chronicles how they designed and constructed the Chrysler Building and how the experience affected their lives"-- Provided by publisher.
WINDOWS SERVER 2016 INSIDE OUT
by Thomas, Orin, 1973- author.
005.4476 THO
WINE ISN
by Neiman, Ophélie, author.
641.22 NEI
An illustrated, informative guide to understanding and enjoying wine covers everything from how grapes are grown, harvested, and turned into wine to judging the color, aroma, and taste of the world's most popular varietals.
THE WISDOM OF FINANCE : DISCOVERING HUMANITY IN THE WORLD OF RISK AND RETURN
by Desai, Mihir A. (Mihir Arvind), 1968- author.
332 DES
The Wisdom of Finance takes well-known financial concepts and applies them to our most pressing life issues. The book is philosophical in its approach, but Desai's thesis is peppered with real-life examples of how financial types can and should see the world around them.
WOMEN WHO WORK : REWRITING THE RULES FOR SUCCESS
by Trump, Ivanka, 1981- author.
650.1082 TRU
"The daughter of President Donald Trump and founder of her eponymous fashion brand counsels women on how to achieve maximum success in all areas of life through a strategic prioritization that includes family, friends and creative pursuits as well as career ambitions." -- Provided by publisher.
WRESTLING WITH HIS ANGEL : THE POLITICAL LIFE OF ABRAHAM LINCOLN  VOL  II, 1849-1856
Reveals the future president's genius during the most decisive period of his political life when he seizes the moment, finds his voice, and helps create a new political party. In 1849, Abraham Lincoln seems condemned to political isolation and defeat. His Whig Party is broken in the 1852 election, and disintegrates. His perennial rival, Stephen Douglas, forges an alliance with the Southern senators and Secretary of War Jefferson Davis. Violent struggle breaks out on the plains of Kansas, a prelude to the Civil War. In 1855, he makes a race for the Senate, which he loses when he throws his support to a rival to prevent the election of a proslavery candidate. Lincoln takes command of a new Republican party and writes its first platform and vaults onto the national stage as the leader of a party that will launch him to the presidency.
YOU DON
by Nevins, Sheila, author.
B NEVINS
A collection of stories and essays about what women of a certain age have learned--sometimes the hard way. In You Don't Look Your Age, Sheila Nevins has put together an incredibly surprising, funny and poignant collection of short stories, essays, and poetry that, taken together, tell not only her life story--but the life stories of a generation of women. Nevins has seen it all. A famed documentary producer (many credit her with creating the modern documentary) Nevins has always been behind the scenes. But now it's time for her to take center stage. Nevins was stopped at every path - as a girlfriend, during motherhood, and with her career. . You Don't Look Your Age is Nevins' chance to tell how things really were, and are, for countless women. Topics she tackles are: frenemies, infidelity, plastic surgery, dieting, Viagra, the heartbreak of young first love, the discomforts of growing old, and a celebration in the long run of what life has to offer.With biting humor, charm, deep insight, wisdom, and surprising poignancy, Nevins has written that rare book that will be shared between mothers and daughters and even granddaughters.
YOUNG LEONARDO : THE EVOLUTION OF A REVOLUTIONARY ARTIST, 1472-1499
by Isbouts, Jean-Pierre, author.
B LEONARDO
"The traditional view of Leonardo da Vinci's career is that he enjoyed a promising start in Florence and then moved to Milan to become the celebrated court artist of Duke Ludovico Sforza. Young Leonardo proves all of this wrong. It reveals how the struggling painter was repeatedly snubbed by the prevailing trends of Florentine style before escaping to Milan empty-handed. But Milan offered little more Sforza's patronage was lukewarm, to say the least, and all the major commissions went to artists whose names are now forgotten. How did the amateur become one of the all-time greatest masters? Slowly, meticulously, disastrously. Focusing on an often neglected period in Leonardo's life, here is a fascinating window into the artist's mind as he develops the techniques that will transform Western art forever. Because before there could be a Last Supper, a Mona Lisa, a St. Anne, there had to be a young Leonardo"-- Provided by publisher.

 

 

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