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13 THINGS MENTALLY STRONG PARENTS DON
A guide for parents to raise mentally strong and resilient children offers advice for providing appropriate support, guidance, and encouragement to help children deal with challenges and flourish in their everyday lives.
7 LESSONS FROM HEAVEN : HOW DYING TAUGHT ME TO LIVE A JOY-FILLED LIFE
"The author, whose earlier near-death experience has firmly convinced her of the existence of heaven, explores the question of what the certainty of heaven and a real and present God mean for living one's life on Earth." -- Provided by publisher.
ABDUCTED IN IRAQ : A PRIEST IN BAGHDAD
by Hanna, Saad Sirop, author.
B HANNA
AFTERGLOW : A DOG MEMOIR
by Myles, Eileen, author.
636.7559 MYL
The author writes an account of her relationship with her pit bull Rosie. Starting from the emptiness following Rosie's death, the author launches a heartfelt and fabulist investigation into the true nature of the bond between pet and pet owner.
AL FRANKEN : GIANT OF THE SENATE
by Franken, Al, author.
B FRANKLIN
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.
THE ALL-OR-NOTHING MARRIAGE : HOW THE BEST MARRIAGES WORK
by Finkel, Eli J., author.
306.81 FIN
ALONE : BRITAIN, CHURCHILL, AND DUNKIRK : DEFEAT INTO VICTORY
by Korda, Michael, 1933- author.
940.5421 KOR
"Combines history with the author's family story to chronicle the outbreak of World War II and the events that led to the heroic evacuation of more than three hundred thousand British and Allied forces from Dunkirk over a nine-day period." -- Provided by publisher.
THE ART OF LIVING : PEACE AND FREEDOM IN THE HERE AND NOW
by Nhất Hạnh, Thích, author.
294.3444 NHA
AT THE STRANGERS
by Gopnik, Adam, author.
974.71 GOP
"From The New York Times best-selling author of Paris to the Moon and beloved New Yorker writer, a memoir that captures the romance of New York City in the 1980s. When Adam Gopnik and his soon-to-be-wife, Martha, left the comforts of home in Montreal for New York, the city then, much like today, was a pilgrimage site for the young, the arty, and the ambitious. But it was also becoming a city of greed, where both life's consolations and its necessities were increasingly going to the highest bidder. At the Stranger's Gate builds a portrait of this particular moment in New York through the story of this couple's journey--from their excited arrival as aspiring artists to their eventual growth into a New York family. Gopnik transports us to his tiny basement room on the Upper East Side, and later to SoHo, where he captures a unicorn: an affordable New York loft. He takes us through his professional meanderings, from graduate student-cum-library-clerk to the corridors of Conde Nast and the galleries of MoMA. Between tender and humorous reminiscences, including affectionate portraits of Richard Avedon, Robert Hughes, and Jeff Koons, among many others, Gopnik discusses the ethics of ambition, the economy of creative capital, and the peculiar anthropology of art and aspiration in New York, then and now"-- Provided by publisher.
THE ATLAS OF BEAUTY : WOMEN OF THE WORLD IN 500 PORTRAITS
by Noroc, Mihaela, photographer.
779.24 NOR
BALL CANNING BACK TO BASICS : A FOOLPROOF GUIDE TO CANNING JAMS, JELLIES, PICKLES & MORE
"From making your own sweet jams and preserving whole fruits, to the fundamentals of brining vegetables, Ball Back to Basics focuses on the building block techniques and classic recipes that every canner should know. The book begins with in-depth information on the equipment you need, preparing your fruits and vegetables, and food safety guidance. Each canning and preserving method is thoroughly explained with step-by-step photographs and beginner-friendly tutorials highlighting key steps. Packed with 100 foolproof recipes for the modern pantry, a wealth of variation ideas for low-sugar and flavor change-ups, and time-tested tips from the most trusted authority in home canning, this handy teaching cookbook is designed to ensure success." -- from Amazon.
BELIEVE ME : MY BATTLE WITH THE INVISIBLE DISABILITY OF LYME DISEASE
by Hadid, Yolanda, 1964- author.
616.9246 HAD
"The star of The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills presents an emotionally charged account of her struggles with debilitating symptoms related to Lyme disease, describing how she endured months of pain and misdiagnoses before embarking on an awareness platform to help others find the support and resources they need." -- Provided by publisher.
THE BEST OF US : A MEMOIR
by Maynard, Joyce, 1953- author.
B MAYNARD
In a memoir of learning to understand true love through the experience of loss, the author describes finding the love of her life in her late fifties, only to lose him to pancreatic cancer less than three years into their marriage.
THE BIG LIE : EXPOSING THE NAZI ROOTS OF THE AMERICAN LEFT
by D'Souza, Dinesh, 1961- author.
320.513 DSO
BLACK DETROIT : A PEOPLE
by Boyd, Herb, 1938- author.
977.434 BOY
The author of Baldwin's Harlem looks at the evolving culture, politics, economics, and spiritual life of Detroit, a blend of memoir, love letter, history, and clear-eyed reportage that explores the city's past, present, and future and its significance to the African American legacy and the nation's fabric.
BLIND INJUSTICE : A FORMER PROSECUTOR EXPOSES THE PSYCHOLOGY AND POLITICS OF WRONGFUL CONVICTIONS
"In this unprecedented view from the trenches, prosecutor turned champion for the innocent Mark Godsey takes us inside the frailties of the human mind as they unfold in real-world wrongful convictions. Drawing upon both psychological research and shocking--yet true--stories from his own career, Godsey shares how innate psychological flaws and the "tough on crime" political environment can cause investigations to go awry, leading to the conviction of innocent people. He not only sheds light on unintentional yet routine injustices but also recommends structural and procedural changes to restore justice to the criminal justice system."--Provided by publisher.
BLOOMBERG : A BILLIONAIRE
by McNickle, Chris, author.
B BLOOMBERG
"Recounts how one of America's most successful entrepreneurs was elected mayor of New York City and what he did with the power he won." -- Provided by publisher.
BORED AND BRILLIANT : HOW SPACING OUT CAN UNLOCK YOUR MOST PRODUCTIVE AND CREATIVE SELF
"It's time to move 'doing nothing' to the top of your to-do list. In 2015 Manoush Zomorodi, host of WNYC's popular podcast and radio show Note to Self, led tens of thousands of listeners through an experiment to help them unplug from their devices, get bored, jump-start their creativity, and change their lives. Bored and Brilliant builds on that experiment to show us how to rethink our gadget use to live better and smarter in this new digital ecosystem. Manoush explains the connection between boredom and original thinking, exploring how we can harness boredom's hidden benfits to become our most productive and creative selves without totally abandoning our gadgets in the process. Grounding the book in the neuroscience and cognitive psychology of the 'mind-wandering'--what our brains do when we're doing nothing at all--Manoush includes practical steps you can take to easy the nonstop busyness and enhance your ability to dream, wonder, and gain clarity in your work and life. The outcome is mind-blowing. Unplug and read on."-- Jacket.
BUILT-INS IDEA BOOK
by Paper, Heather J., author.
645.4 PAP
THE CHOICE : EMBRACE THE POSSIBLE
by Eger, Edith Eva, author.
B EGER
Edith Eger was sixteen years old when the Nazis came to her hometown in Hungary and took her Jewish family to an internment center and then to Auschwitz. Her parents were sent to the gas chamber by Joseph Mengele soon after they arrived at the camp. Hours later Mengele demanded that Edie dance a waltz to 'The Blue Danube' and rewarded her with a loaf of bread that she shared with her fellow prisoners. These women later helped save Edie's life. Edie and her sister survived Auschwitz, were transferred to the Mauthausen and Gunskirchen camps in Austria, and managed to live until the American troops liberated the camps in 1945 and found Edie in a pile of dying bodies. One of the few living Holocaust survivors to remember the horrors of the camps, Edie has chosen to forgive her captors and find joy in her life every day.
CHRISTOPHER KIMBALL
by Kimball, Christopher, author.
641.5 KIM
CITY FARMHOUSE STYLE : DESIGNS FOR A MODERN COUNTRY LIFE
"Come along on the hunt to coveted country sources and the best secret antiquing spots, and learn how to create country farmhouse style in your city dwelling. Author Kim Leggett is the creator of City Farmhouse, an interior design business, pop-up antiquing fairs, and vintage store. She is also a legendary "picker" and favorite designer to celebrity clients (and country-style mavens) including Meg Ryan, Ralph Lauren, Sheryl Crow, and Phillip Sweet and Kimberly Schlapman of Little Big Town. In City Farmhouse Style, Leggett offers great style advice, breaking down the design vocabulary that makes for fresh country style (no matter the setting)." -- Amazon description.
THE COLD WAR : A WORLD HISTORY
by Westad, Odd Arne, author.
909 WES
"We tend to think of the Cold War as a bounded conflict: a clash of two superpowers, the United States and the Soviet Union, born out of the ashes of World War II and coming to a dramatic end with the collapse of the Soviet Union. But in this major new work, Bancroft Prize-winning scholar Odd Arne Westad argues that the Cold War must be understood as a global ideological confrontation, with early roots in the Industrial Revolution and ongoing repercussions around the world. In The Cold War, Westad offers a new perspective on a century when great power rivalry and ideological battle transformed every corner of our globe. From Soweto to Hollywood, Hanoi, and Hamburg, young men and women felt they were fighting for the future of the world. The Cold War may have begun on the perimeters of Europe, but it had its deepest reverberations in Asia, Africa, and the Middle East, where nearly every community had to choose sides. And these choices continue to define economies and regimes across the world." -- Provided by publisher.
COLLECTING THE WORLD : HANS SLOANE AND THE ORIGINS OF THE BRITISH MUSEUM
In 1759 the British Museum opened its doors to the general public--the first free national museum in the world. James Delbourgo's biography of Hans Sloane recounts the story behind its creation, told through the life of a figure with an insatiable ambition to pit universal knowledge against superstition and the means to realize his dream. Born in northern Ireland in 1660, Sloane amassed a fortune as a London society physician, becoming a member of the Whig establishment and president of the Royal Society and Royal College of Physicians. His wealth and contacts enabled him to assemble an encyclopedic collection of specimens and objects--the most famous cabinet of curiosities of its time. For Sloane, however, collecting a world of objects meant collecting a world of people, including slaves. His marriage to the heir of sugar plantations in Jamaica gave Sloane access to the experiences of planters and the folkways of their human property. With few curbs on his passion for collecting, he established a network of agents to supply artifacts from China, India, North America, the Caribbean, and beyond. Wampum beads, rare manuscripts, a shoe made from human skin--nothing was off limits to Sloane's imagination. This splendidly illustrated volume offers a new perspective on the entanglements of global scientific discovery with imperialism in the eighteenth century. The first biography of Sloane based on the full range of his writings and collections, Collecting the World tells the rich and complex story of one of the Enlightenment's most controversial luminaries.-- Provided by publisher
THE COMFORT FOOD DIARIES : MY QUEST FOR THE PERFECT DISH TO MEND A BROKEN HEART
A former "New Yorker" editor chronicles her quest to overcome the convergence of the sudden loss of her brother, being dumped by her fiance, and being evicted from her apartment by cooking her way across the country while staying with friends and family.
COMING TO MY SENSES : THE MAKING OF A COUNTERCULTURE COOK
"The award-winning executive chef of Chez Panisse in California presents the story of her tumultuous culinary journey, describing her efforts to promote distinctive flavors in a time of uniform convenience foods, her achievements within the bohemian 1960s cultural circuit and her ongoing reflections as the head of one of the world's most influential restaurants." -- Provided by publisher.
THE COMPLETE GUIDE TO SELLING A BUSINESS
Everything you need to sell your business.
CONSCIENCE OF A CONSERVATIVE
by Flake, Jeff, 1962- author.
320.52 FLA
"When populism runs into realism, when disruption runs into democracy, when indecency runs into decency, we are left with no choice but to seek refuge in principle, resort to the truth, and return to the conservatism that has been the stabilizing ballast of our republic since its founding. The alternative is to become further unmoored from principle and reality, to give in to our worst impulses, to fight every fight no matter how petty, and to continue headlong into ruin. As conservatives, we must turn away from that course and prove ourselves worthy inheritors of America. We must embrace a conservatism that recognizes once again that other Americans are not our enemies..." (From book jacket).
THE COOKING GENE : A JOURNEY THROUGH AFRICAN AMERICAN CULINARY HISTORY IN THE OLD SOUTH
"A memoir of Southern cuisine and food culture that traces the paths of the author's ancestors (black and white) through the crucible of slavery to show its effects on our food today"-- Provided by publisher.
CRASH OVERRIDE : HOW GAMERGATE (NEARLY) DESTROYED MY LIFE, AND HOW WE CAN WIN THE FIGHT AGAINST ONLINE HATE
A widely recognized indie developer and leading advocate against online abuse traces the story of her experiences at the center of the Gamergate controversy while outlining recommendations for combating online harassment.
THE CURIOUS WORLD OF SAMUEL PEPYS AND JOHN EVELYN
by Willes, Margaret, author.
941.06 WIL
"Samuel Pepys and John Evelyn vividly reveal in their diaries and correspondence the world of Restoration England. Now Margaret Willes uses the analogy of a cabinet of curiosities to provide a detailed account not only of the two friends but also of theirtimes. Pepys was down to earth and realistic, while Evelyn was a genteel aesthete, but, brought together by their work to help distressed sailors, they developed a long and close friendship. This was enriched by their mutual interest in all aspects of science, in travel and exploration at a time when the known world was rapidly expanding, and their love of books. Above all, they shared an inexhaustible curiosity. Both were on personal terms with the King and his ministers, and leading figures of the scientific, artistic and mercantile communities, so that they provide a very personal portrait of a friendship sustained through a time of war, catastrophe and revolution."--Provided by publisher.
DARWIN
by Costa, James T., 1963- , author.
576.82 COS
"James T. Costa takes readers on a journey from Darwin's childhood through his voyage on the HMS Beagle where his ideas on evolution began. We then follow Darwin to Down House, his bustling home of forty years, where he kept porcupine quills at his desk to dissect barnacles, maintained a flock of sixteen pigeon breeds in the dovecote, and cultivated climbing plants in the study, and to Bournemouth, where on one memorable family vacation he fed carnivorous plants in the soup dishes. Using his garden and greenhouse, the surrounding meadows and woodlands, and even taking over the cellar, study, and hallways of his home-turned-field-station, Darwin tested ideas of his landmark theory of evolution with an astonishing array of hands-on experiments that could be done on the fly, without specialized equipment. He engaged naturalists, friends, neighbors, family servants, and even his children, nieces, nephews, and cousins as assistants in these experiments, which involved everything from chasing bees and tempting fish to eat seeds to serenading earthworms. From the experiments' results, he plumbed the laws of nature and evidence for the revolutionary arguments of On the Origin of Species and his other watershed works. Beyond Darwin at work, we accompany him against the backdrop of his enduring marriage, chronic illness, grief at the loss of three children, and joy in scientific revelation. This unique glimpse of Darwin's life introduces us to an enthusiastic correspondent, crowd-sourcer, family man, and, most of all, an incorrigible observer and experimenter."-- Jacket flap.
DAVID BOWIE : A LIFE
by Jones, Dylan, 1960- author.
B BOWIE
"The life of the legendary rock star is told through interviews with his producers, bandmates, managers, and lovers."-- Provided by Publisher.
THE DAWN OF CHRISTIANITY : PEOPLE AND GODS IN A TIME OF MAGIC AND MIRACLES
Ordinary people of antiquity interacted with the supernatural through a mosaic of beliefs and rituals. Exploring everyday life from 200 BCE to the end of the first century CE, Robert Knapp shows that Jews and polytheists lived with the gods in very similar ways. Traditional interactions provided stability even in times of crisis, while changing a relationship risked catastrophe for the individual, his family, and his community. However, people in both traditions did at times leave behind their long-honored rites to try something new. The Dawn of Christianity reveals why some people in Judea and then in the Roman and Greek worlds embraced a new approach to the forces and powers in their daily lives. Knapp traces the emergence of Christianity from its stirrings in the eastern Mediterranean, where Jewish monotheism coexisted with polytheism and prayer mixed with magic. In a time receptive to prophetic messages and supernatural interventions, Jesus of Nazareth convinced people to change their beliefs by showing, through miracles, his direct connection to god-like power. The miracle of the Resurrection solidified Jesus's supernatural credentials. After his death, followers continued to use miracles and magic to spread Jesus's message of reward for the righteous in this life and immortality in the next. Many Jews and polytheists strongly opposed the budding movement but despite major setbacks Christianity proved resilient and adaptable. It survived long enough to be saved by a second miracle, the conversion of Emperor Constantine. Hand in hand with empire, Christianity began its long march through history.-- Provided by publisher.
DEFINING MOMENTS IN BLACK HISTORY : READING BETWEEN THE LINES
by Gregory, Dick, author.
973.0496 GRE
With his trademark acerbic wit, incisive humor, and infectious paranoia, one of our foremost comedians and most politically engaged civil rights activists looks back at 100 key events from the complicated history of black America.
DEVOTION
by Smith, Patti, author.
818.6 SMI
A work of creative brilliance may seem like magic, its source a mystery, its impact unexpectedly stirring. How does an artist accomplish such an achievement, connecting deeply with an audience never met? In this groundbreaking book, one of our cultures beloved artists offers a detailed account of her own creative process, inspirations, and unexpected connections. Patti Smith first presents an original and beautifully crafted tale of obsessiona young skater who lives for her art, a possessive collector who ruthlessly seeks his prize, a relationship forged of need both craven and exalted. She then takes us on a second journey, exploring the sources of her story. We travel through the South of France to Camuss house, and visit the garden of the great publisher Gallimard where the ghosts of Mishima, Nabokov, and Genet mingle. Smith tracks down Simone Weils grave in a lonely cemetery, hours from London, and winds through the nameless Paris streets of Patrick Modianos novels. Whether writing in a café or a train, Smith generously opens her notebooks and lets us glimpse the alchemy of her art and craft in this arresting and original book on writing.
DID IT! : FROM YIPPIE TO YUPPIE : JERRY RUBIN, AN AMERICAN REVOLUTIONARY
by Thomas, Patrick O., 1964- author.
Q 322.42 THO
A DISAPPEARANCE IN DAMASCUS : FRIENDSHIP AND SURVIVAL IN THE SHADOW OF WAR
by Campbell, Deborah, 1970- author.
956.7044 CAM
A journalist documents her life-risking investigation into the abduction of her guide and friend, an Iraq-born Western media informant who worked at the head of a Damascus refugee community to provide education to displaced girls.
DRAFT NO  4 : ON THE WRITING PROCESS
by McPhee, John, 1931- author.
808.02 MCP
Draft No. 4 is a master class on the writer's craft. In a series of playful, expertly wrought essays, John McPhee shares insights he has gathered over his career and has refined while teaching at Princeton University, where he has nurtured some of the most esteemed writers of recent decades. McPhee offers definitive guidance in the decisions regarding arrangement, diction, and tone that shape nonfiction pieces, and he presents extracts from his work, subjecting them to wry scrutiny. In one essay, he considers the delicate art of getting sources to tell you what they might not otherwise reveal. In another, he discusses how to use flashback to place a bear encounter in a travel narrative, while observing that "readers are not supposed to notice the structure. It is meant to be about as visible as someone's bones." The result is a vivid depiction of the writing process, from reporting to drafting to revising, and revising, and revising. Draft No. 4 is enriched by multiple diagrams and by personal anecdotes and charming reflections on the life of a writer. McPhee describes his enduring relationships with The New Yorker and Farrar, Straus and Giroux, and recalls his early years at Time magazine. Throughout, Draft No. 4 is enlivened by his keen sense of writing as a way of being in the world.
EMPRESS OF THE EAST : HOW A EUROPEAN SLAVE GIRL BECAME QUEEN OF THE OTTOMAN EMPIRE
"The extraordinary story of the Russian slave girl Roxelana, who rose from the role of concubine to become the only queen in Ottoman history. In Empress of the East, historian Leslie Peirce tells the remarkable story of a Christian slave girl, Roxelana, who was abducted by warriors at age twelve from her Ruthenian homeland, and brought to the harem of Sultan Suleyman the Magnificent in Constantinople. Suleyman became besotted with her, and forsook all other mistresses. Then, in an unprecedented step, he made her the first and only queen in the Ottoman court. Although shrouded in scandal, the canny and sophisticated Roxelana became a shrewd diplomat and administrator, who helped Suleyman keep pace with a changing world in which women--from Queen Elizabeth to Catherine de Medici--increasingly held the reins of power. In Empress of the East, Pierce reveals the true history of an elusive figure who pushed the Ottoman Empire towards modernity"-- Provided by publisher.
ENTREPRENEURIAL YOU : MONETIZE YOUR EXPERTISE, CREATE MULTIPLE INCOME STREAMS, AND THRIVE
What does it take to create the career you want? It's no secret that the world of work has changed, and we're shifting toward an ever more entrepreneurial, self-reliant, work-from-wherever-you-are economy. That can be a liberating force, and many professionals dream of becoming independent, whether by starting their own businesses, becoming consultants or freelancers, or developing a sideline. But there's a major obstacle professionals face when they contemplate taking the leap: how to actually make moneydoing what they love. You may have incredible talent and novel ideas, but figuring out how to get started, building your reputation in a new realm, developing multiple revenue streams, and bringing in a steady flow of new clients can be a daunting prospect. Dorie Clark, a successful entrepreneur and author, has done it all. And in Entrepreneurial You she provides a blueprint for professional independence, with insights and advice on building your brand, monetizing your expertise, and extending your reachand impact online. In short, engaging chapters, she outlines the necessary elements and concrete tactics for entrepreneurial success. She shares the stories of entrepreneurs of all kinds--from consultants and coaches to podcasters, bloggers, and online marketers--who have generated six- and seven-figure incomes. This book will be your hands-on guide to building a portfolio of revenue streams, both traditional and online, so that you can liberate yourself financially and shape your own career destiny.-- Provided by publisher
THE ESSENTIAL W  S  MERWIN
by Merwin, W. S. (William Stanley), 1927- author.
818.54 MER
"A deeply considered selection from W.S. Merwin's vast oeuvre that represents the poems--and a few select pieces of prose--that readers will cherish today, tomorrow, and into the next century. This incisive, slender collection draws only the best of the best from the work Merwin published over his sixty-year writing career. A teeming, resonate, exuberant testament of a rare, revolutionary, and deeply rewarding poet. And what better way to honor those thousands of poems that are not in The Essential by highlighting an aphoristic poem that is: Separation Your absence has gone through me Like thread through a needle. Everything I do is stitched with its color. Since launching his career by winning the Yale Younger Poets Award 1952, W.S. Merwin has written and translated sixty books of poetry and prose and won every major literary prize this country has to offer."-- Provided by publisher.
THE EVANGELICALS : THE STRUGGLE TO SHAPE AMERICA
by FitzGerald, Frances, 1940- author.
277.308 FIT
The evangelical movement began in the revivals of the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, known in America as the Great Awakenings. A populist rebellion against the established churches, it became the dominant religious force in the country. During the nineteenth century white evangelicals split apart dramatically, first North versus South, and then at the end of the century, modernist versus fundamentalist. After World War II, Billy Graham, the revivalist preacher, attracted enormous crowds and tried to gather all Protestants under his big tent, but the civil rights movement and the social revolution of the sixties drove them apart again. By the 1980s Jerry Falwell and other southern televangelists, such as Pat Robertson, had formed the Christian right. Protesting abortion and gay rights, they led the South into the Republican Party, and for thirty-five years they were the sole voice of evangelicals to be heard nationally. Eventually a younger generation of leaders protested the Christian right's close ties with the Republican Party and proposed a broader agenda of issues, such as climate change, gender equality, and immigration reform. Evangelicals have in many ways defined the nation. They have shaped our culture and our politics. Frances FitGerald's narrative of this distinctively American movement is a major work of history, piecing together the centuries-long story for the first time. Evangelicals now constitute twenty-five percent of the American population, but they are no longer monolithic in their politics. They range from Tea Party supporters to social reformers. Still, with the decline of religious faith generally, FitzGerald suggests that evangelical churches must embrace ethnic minorities if they are to survive.
EVERYBODY LIES : BIG DATA, NEW DATA, AND WHAT THE INTERNET CAN TELL US ABOUT WHO WE REALLY ARE
A former Google data scientist presents an insider's look at what the vast, instantly available amounts of information from the Internet can reveal about human civilization and society.
FANTASYLAND : HOW AMERICA WENT HAYWIRE : A 500-YEAR HISTORY
by Andersen, Kurt, 1954- author.
306.0973 AND
Explains how the influences of dreamers, zealots, hucksters, and superstitious groups shaped America's tendency toward a rich fantasy life, citing the roles of individuals from P.T. Barnum to Donald Trump in perpetuating conspiracy theories, self-delusion, and magical thinking.
THE FAR AWAY BROTHERS : TWO YOUNG MIGRANTS AND THE MAKING OF AN AMERICAN LIFE
"The deeply reported story of identical twin brothers who escape El Salvador's violence to build new lives in California--fighting to survive, to stay, and to belong. Growing up in rural El Salvador in the wake of the civil war, Ernesto Flores had always had a fascination with the United States, the faraway land of skyscrapers and Nikes, while his identical twin, Raul, never felt that northbound tug. But when Ernesto ends up on the wrong side of the region's brutal gangs he is forced to flee the country, and Raul, because he looks just like his brother, follows close behind--away from one danger and toward the great American unknown. In this urgent chronicle of contemporary immigration, journalist Lauren Markham follows the seventeen-year-old Flores twins as they make their harrowing journey across the Rio Grande and the Texas desert, into the hands of immigration authorities, and from there to their estranged older brother's custody in Oakland, CA. Soon these unaccompanied minors are navigating a new school in a new language, working to pay down their mounting coyote debt, and facing their day in immigration court, while also encountering the triumphs and pitfalls of life as American teenagers--girls, grades, Facebook--with only each other for support. With intimate access and breathtaking range, Markham offers a coming of age tale that is also a nuanced portrait of Central America's child exodus, an investigation of U.S. immigration policy, and an unforgettable testament to the migrant experience."--Provided by publisher.
THE FINAL MISSION OF EXTORTION 17 : SPECIAL OPS, HELICOPTER SUPPORT, SEAL TEAM SIX, AND THE DEADLIEST DAY OF THE U S  WAR IN AFGHANISTAN
"Ed Darack investigates the downing of Extortion 17, the deadliest helicopter crash in the history of U.S. special operations."--Provided by publisher.
FIND YOUR WHY : A PRACTICAL GUIDE FOR DISCOVERING PURPOSE FOR YOU AND YOUR TEAM
"As Start With Why has spread around the world, countless readers have asked me the same question: How can I apply Start With Why to my career, team, company or nonprofit? Along with two of my colleagues, Peter Docker and David Mead, I created this hands-on, step-by-step guide to help you find your WHY. With detailed exercises, illustrations, and action steps for every stage of the process, Find Your Why can help you address many important concerns." -- adapted from publisher description.
FINDING MAGIC : A SPIRITUAL MEMOIR
by Quinn, Sally, author.
B QUINN
FOOTSTEPS : FROM FERRANTE
"A curated collection of the New York Times' travel column, "Footsteps," exploring classic authors' relationships to landmarks and cities around the world Before The Sun Also Rises, Ernest Hemingway roamed the streets of Madrid, eager for the heady scentof blood emanating from the nearby bullrings. Before spunky, red-headed Anne Shirley stole readers' hearts in Anne of Green Gables, L.M. Montgomery was captivated by the sunset sky of Prince Edward Island. And before readers were terrified by a tentacleddragon-man called Cthulhu, H.P. Lovecraft was enthralled by the Industrial Trust tower-- the 26-story skyscraper that makes up the skyline of Providence, Rhode Island. Based on the popular New York Times travel column, Footsteps is an anthology of literary pilgrimages, exploring the geographic muses behind some of history's greatest writers. From the "dangerous, dirty and seductive" streets of Naples, the setting for Elena Ferrante's famous Neapolitan novels, to the "stone arches, creaky oaken doors, and riverside paths" of Oxford, the backdrop for Alice's adventures in Wonderland, Footsteps takes a fresh approach to literary tourism, appealing to readers and travel enthusiasts alike"-- Provided by publisher.
FORM A PARTNERSHIP : THE COMPLETE LEGAL GUIDE
by Clifford, Denis, author.
346.7306 NOL
THE FOUR TENDENCIES : THE INDISPENSABLE PERSONALITY PROFILES THAT REVEAL HOW TO MAKE YOUR LIFE BETTER (AND OTHER PEOPLE
Identifies four key personality types that shape every aspect of behavior, explaining how to gain better understanding about each personality's strengths and vulnerabilities for better decision-making, reduced stress, and more effective communication.
THE FREEDOM TRAP : RECLAIMING LIBERTY AND WELLBEING
by Hassed, Craig, author.
123.5 HAS
"In many ways we have never been more 'free'. We are freer to follow our dreams, set goals and live the life we choose. Yet mental health issues are sky-rocketing. Anxiety and depression are rife and more people feel overwhelmed by daily living. We are more addictive, distracted and pressured. This is a world that increasingly seems to breed discontent. So, is all our so-called freedom nothing more than a trap of our own making? Are we, as the saying goes, simply decorating the cage that keeps us imprisoned? Does everything that flies under the banner of freedom actually promote it? What can we do to change the status quo? The Freedom Trap is an inspiring call for clear thinking and a fresh appraisal of what our freedoms mean and can become. In this challenging, confronting and eye-opening look at what freedom actually is--examined from philosophical, psychological, political, social, legal, ethical, scientific, historical and neurological perspectives--mindfulness expert Associate Professor Craig Hassed explores how we can alleviate our burdens (our worries, regrets and material desires) and find a life of peace, happiness and harmony--true freedom. Including practical thinking steps to help further your understanding of what freedom really means, this book is essential reading for anyone who has ever thought 'there has to be more to life than this'."--Amazon.com.
FRIENDSGIVING : CELEBRATE YOUR FAMILY OF FRIENDS
by Shytsman, Alexandra, author.
641.568 SHY
A guide to hosting a stress-free, festive holiday gathering for family and friends provides menus that blend classic and internationally inspired foods, themed decorating tips, make-ahead suggestions and recommendations for vegan and gluten-free diets.
GERMAN SUBMARINE WARFARE IN WORLD WAR I : THE ONSET OF TOTAL WAR AT SEA
by Sondhaus, Lawrence, 1958- author.
940.4512 SON
GOOD THINGS HAPPEN SLOWLY   A LIFE IN AND OUT OF JAZZ
by Hersch, Fred, author.
B HERSCH
Hersch's prodigious talent as a sideman, a pianist who played with the giants of the twentieth century in the autumn of their careers, including Art Farmer and Joe Henderson, blossomed further in the eighties and beyond into a compositional genius that defied the boundaries of bop, sweeping in elements of pop, classical, and folk to create a wholly new music. Good Things Happen Slowly is his memoir. It's the story of the first openly gay, HIV-positive jazz player a deep look into the cloistered jazz culture that made such a status both transgressive and groundbreaking and a profound exploration of how Hersch's two-month-long coma in 2007 led to his creating some of the finest, most direct, and most emotionally compelling music of his career. Remarkable, and at times lyrical, Good Things Happen Slowly is an evocation of the twilight of Post-Stonewall New York, and a powerfully brave narrative of illness, recovery, music, creativity, and the glorious reward of finally becoming oneself.
GORBACHEV : HIS LIFE AND TIMES
by Taubman, William, author.
B GORBACHEV
A comprehensive biography of the final leader of the Soviet Union chronicles Gorbachev's rise from peasant to politician and describes how his liberal policies ended the Cold War and unintentionally provoked the breakup of the USSR.
A GRANDFATHER
by Pepin, Jacques, author.
641.5 PEP
The world renowned French cooking instructor teams up with his granddaughter to prepare plain but elegant dishes, including curly hot dogs with pickle relish, marinated Chinese mushroom salad, and blueberries in honey sauce.
THE GULF : THE MAKING OF AN AMERICAN SEA
by Davis, Jack E., 1956- author.
909.0963 DAV
A comprehensive history of the Gulf of Mexico and its identity as a region marked by hurricanes, oil fields, and debates about population growth and the environment demonstrates how its picturesque ecosystems have inspired and reflected key historical events.
HAIL TO THE CHIN : FURTHER CONFESSIONS OF A B MOVIE ACTOR
by Campbell, Bruce, 1958- author.
791.4302 CAM
"Bruce brings us through his life in the decade since his first memoir and his roles as varied as they are numerous -- from his roles in the Spider-Man movies to his self-referential My Name is Bruce to his role on Burn Notice and his new STARZ series Ash vs Evil Dead" -- Amazon.com.
THE HAMLET FIRE : A TRAGIC STORY OF CHEAP FOOD, CHEAP GOVERNMENT, AND CHEAP LIVES
For decades, the small, quiet town of Hamlet, North Carolina, thrived thanks to the railroad. But by the 1970s, it had become a postindustrial backwater, a magnet for businesses searching for cheap labor with little or almost no official oversight. One of these businesses was Imperial Food Products. The company paid its workers a dollar above the minimum wage to stand in pools of freezing water for hours on end, scraping gobs of fat off frozen chicken breasts before they got dipped in battered and fried into golden brown nuggets and tenders. If a worker complained about the heat or the cold or missed a shift to take care of their children or went to the bathroom too often they were fired. But they kept coming back to work because Hamlet was a place where jobs were scarce. Then, on the morning of September 3, 1991, the day after Labor Day, this factory that had never been inspected burst into flame. Twenty-five people, many of whom were black women with children, living on their own, perished that day behind the plant's locked and bolted doors. Eighty years after the Triangle Shirtwaist Fire, industrial disasters were supposed to have been a thing of the past. After spending several years talking to local residents, state officials, and survivors of the fire, award-winning historian Bryant Simon has written a vivid, potent, and disturbing social autopsy of this town, this factory, and this time that shows how cheap labor, cheap government, and cheap food came together in a way that was bound for tragedy.
HOLIDAY COOKIES   SHOWSTOPPING RECIPES TO SWEETEN THE SEASON
by Nederlanden, Elisabet der, author.
641.8654 NED
HOLLYWOOD
"Tells the remarkable story of the Jewish moguls in Hollywood who established the first anti-Nazi Jewish resistance organization in the country in the 1930s. In April 1939, Warner Brothers studios released the first Hollywood film to confront the Nazi threat in the United States. Confessions of a Nazi Spy, starring Edward G. Robinson, told the story of German agents in New York City working to overthrow the U.S. government. The film alerted Americans to the dangers of Nazism at home and encouraged them todefend against it. Confessions of a Nazi Spy may have been the first cinematic shot fired by Hollywood against Nazis in America, but it by no means marked the political awakening of the film industry's Jewish executives to the problem. Hollywood's Spiestells the remarkable story of the Jewish moguls in Hollywood who paid private investigators to infiltrate Nazi groups operating in Los Angeles, establishing the first anti-Nazi Jewish resistance organization in the country--the Los Angeles Jewish Community Committee (LAJCC). Drawing on more than 15,000 pages of archival documents, Laura B. Rosenzweig offers a compelling narrative illuminating the role that Jewish Americans played in combating insurgent Nazism in the United States in the 1930s. Forced undercover by the anti-Semitic climate of the decade, the LAJCC partnered with organizations whose Americanism was unimpeachable, such as the American Legion, to channel information regarding seditious Nazi plots to Congress, the Justice Department, the FBIand the Los Angeles Police Department. Hollywood's Spies corrects the decades-long belief that American Jews lacked the political organization and leadership to assert their political interests during this period in our history and reveals that the LAJCCwas one of many covert 'fact finding' operations funded by Jewish Americans designed to root out Nazism in the United States"--Publisher description.
HOW TO FORM A NONPROFIT CORPORATION  A STEP-BY-STEP GUIDE TO FORMING A 501(C)(3) IN ANY STATE
A guide that provides the forms and information needed to turn your group into a tax-exempt nonprofit. With this book, you can form a nonprofit corporation in any state and gain 501(c)(3) tax-exempt status with the IRS. Includes step-by-step instructions for both IRS Form 1023 and the new streamlined form 1023-EZ federal tax-exemption application for smaller nonprofits. Learn how to: choose a legal name prepare articles of incorporation and bylaws for your nonprofit obtain federal and state tax-exempt status fill in minutes of the organizational meeting establish a corporate records book.
HOW TO READ A DRESS : A GUIDE TO CHANGING FASHION FROM THE 16TH TO THE 20TH CENTURY
"Fashion is ever-changing, and while some styles mark a dramatic departure from the past, many exhibit subtle differences from year to year that are not always easily identifiable. With overviews of each key period and detailed illustrations for each new style, How to Read a Dress is an authoritative visual guide to women's fashion across five centuries. Each entry includes annotated color images of historical garments, outlining important features and highlighting how styles have developed over time, whether in shape, fabric choice, trimming, or undergarments. Readers will learn how garments were constructed and where their inspiration stemmed from at key points in history -- as well as how dresses have varied in type, cut, detailing and popularity according to the occasion and the class, age and social status of the wearer. This lavishly illustrated book is the ideal tool for anyone who has ever wanted to know their cartridge pleats from their Recamier ruffles. Equipping the reader with all the information they need to 'read' a dress, this is the ultimate guide for students, researchers, and anyone interested in historical fashion." -- Publisher's description.
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by Jarrell, Andrea, author.
B JARRELL
"Fugitives from a man as alluring as he is violent, Andrea Jarrell and her mother develop a powerful, unusual bond. Once grown, Jarrell thinks she's put that chapter of her life behind her--until a woman she knows is murdered, and she suddenly sees that it's her mother's choices she's been trying to escape all along. Without preaching or prescribing, I'm the One Who Got Away is a life-affirming story of having the courage to become both safe enough and vulnerable enough to love and be loved."--Amazon.com.
THE IMPOSSIBLE PRESIDENCY : THE RISE AND FALL OF AMERICA
In The Impossible Presidency, celebrated historian Jeremi Suri charts the rise and fall of the American presidency, from the limited role envisaged by the Founding Fathers to its current status as the most powerful job in the world. He argues that the presidency is a victim of its own success-the vastness of the job makes it almost impossible to fulfill the expectations placed upon it. As managers of the world's largest economy and military, contemporary presidents must react to a truly globalized world in a twenty-four-hour news cycle. There is little room left for bold vision. Suri traces America's disenchantment with our recent presidents to the inevitable mismatch between presidential promises and the structural limitations of the office. A masterful reassessment of presidential history, this book is essential reading for anyone trying to understand America's fraught political climate.
IMPROBABLE DESTINIES : FATE, CHANCE, AND THE FUTURE OF EVOLUTION
by Losos, Jonathan B., editor.
576.8 LOS
A Harvard museum curator draws on the latest breakthroughs in evolutionary biology to examine how tiny, random convergences, from mutations to butterfly sneezes, have triggered remarkable evolutionary changes.
IN GOOD FAITH : SECULAR PARENTING IN A RELIGIOUS WORLD
by Polonchek, Maria, 1979- author.
649.1 POL
Part memoir, part cultural exploration, this book covers the author's journey as she grows up in an evangelical Christian home, leaves religion behind as a young adult, and goes on to raise children in a family outside of religious belief. Maria Polonchek weaves a personal story with up-to-date studies and philosophic exploration of what it means to raise secular children in an otherwise religious world. Offering careful and respectful advice for other parents who are raising their children outside of a particular religious belief system, she explores the many other ways of instilling identity, belonging, and meaning into our lives and the lives of children. Honest and irreverent, the author admits to her religious "baggage" and searches for better understanding of such topics as religious education, morality, awe, death, purpose, and meaning, and tradition from secular perspectives. She interviews experts, looks at various studies, and turns to a variety of sources for answers, while maintaining a casual and personal tone. While she ultimately argues for parents to let their children shape their own beliefs, she encourages families to tend to existential and social needs that sometimes go unnoticed or unconsidered in life outside religion.
IN THE SHADOWS OF THE AMERICAN CENTURY : THE RISE AND DECLINE OF US GLOBAL POWER
In a completely original analysis, prize-winning historian Alfred W. McCoy explores America's rise as a world power--from the 1890s through the Cold War--and its bid to extend its hegemony deep into the twenty-first century through a fusion of cyberwar, space warfare, trade pacts, and military alliances. McCoy then analyzes the marquee instruments of US hegemony--covert intervention, client elites, psychological torture, and worldwide surveillance. Peeling back layers of secrecy, McCoy exposes a military and economic battle for global domination fought in the shadows, largely unknown to those outside the highest rungs of power.
INK & PAINT : THE WOMEN OF WALT DISNEY
by Johnson, Mindy, author.
Q 741.58 JOH
IT TAKES TWO : OUR STORY
by Scott, Jonathan, 1978 April 28- author.
B SCOTT
"The celebrity designers from the popular HGTV series Property Brothers and Brother vs Brother present a follow-up to their best-selling Dream Home to share never-before-revealed tales of their childhood, their rise to fame and how their combined talents for entertaining and renovating enabled their success" -- Provided by publisher.
JACK THE RIPPER : INCLUDES 30 CGI RECONSTRUCTED CRIME SCENES
Over 100 years after Jack the Ripper's last-known killing, hundreds of books, television programs, and films continue to be produced on the subject. Through unique reconstructions of the murders, detailed crime-scene re-creations, and expertly researched text, this fascinating volume transports readers back to 1888 London where they'll get the most complete view to date of the gruesome homicides that shook Victorian society.
JEFFERSON
"The surprising story of how Thomas Jefferson commanded an unrivaled age of American exploration, sending out waves of expeditions into the West after the Louisiana Purchase. In presiding over that era of discovery, Jefferson forged a great nation"-- Provided by publisher.
THE KARDASHIANS : AN AMERICAN DRAMA
by Oppenheimer, Jerry, author.
B KARDASHIAN
KILLING ENGLAND : THE BRUTAL STRUGGLE FOR AMERICAN INDEPENDENCE
"In a book told through the eyes of George Washington, Benjamin Franklin, Thomas Jefferson and Great Britain's King George III, the authors chronicle the path to independence in gripping detail, taking the reader from the battlefields of America to the royal courts of Europe" -- Provided by publisher.
KOHINOOR : THE HISTORY OF THE WORLD
by Dalrymple, William, author.
739.27 DAL
The Koh-i-noor is the world's most famous diamond, but it has always had a fog of mystery around it. Now, using previously untranslated Sanskrit, Persian and Urdu sources, and the discoveries of modern gemmologists to reconstruct its original form, William Dalrymple and Anita Ananad blow away the legends to reveal its true history--stranger, and more violent, than any fiction.
THE LAST CASTLE : THE EPIC STORY OF LOVE, LOSS, AND AMERICAN ROYALTY IN THE NATION
Documents the story of the Gilded Age mansion Biltmore, tracing George Vanderbilt's construction of his European-style estate and the efforts of his bride, Edith Stuyvesant Dresser, to become its protector in the face of changing fortunes and times.
LAZY PERFECTION : THE ART OF LOOKING GREAT WITHOUT REALLY TRYING
Every woman wants to look like the best version of herself-natural, radiant, and confident. But who has the time to master complicated makeup steps or the patience to sift through the glut of choices at the beauty counters. Patinkin cuts through the confusion and clutter with her "lazy perfection" approach to beauty, replacing complex techniques and hard-to-wear trends with a streamlined, sophisticated approach to makeup. Here you'll find guidance on finding a beauty routine that works for you-without a lot of involved steps or overpriced products.
LET DOGS BE DOGS : UNDERSTANDING CANINE NATURE AND MASTERING THE ART OF LIVING WITH YOUR DOG
Presents a foundational guide for dog owners on dog care and training that shows them how to lead, provide for, and be a friend to their canine companions.
LIFE IN CODE : A PERSONAL HISTORY OF TECHNOLOGY
by Ullman, Ellen, author.
B ULLMAN
The last twenty years have brought us the rise of the internet, the development of artificial intelligence, the ubiquity of once unimaginably powerful computers, and the thorough transformation of our economy and society. Through it all, Ellen Ullman lived and worked inside that rising culture of technology, and in Life in Code she tells the continuing story of the changes it wrought with a unique, expert perspective. When Ellen Ullman moved to San Francisco in the early 1970s and went on to become a computer programmer, she was joining a small, idealistic, and almost exclusively male cadre that aspired to genuinely change the world. In 1997 Ullman wrote Close to the Machine, the now classic and still definitive account of life as a coder at the birth of what would be a sweeping technological, cultural, and financial revolution. Twenty years later, the story Ullman recounts is neither one of unbridled triumph nor a nostalgic denial of progress. It is necessarily the story of digital technology's loss of innocence as it entered the cultural mainstream, and it is a personal reckoning with all that has changed, and so much that hasn't. Life in Code is an essential text toward our understanding of the last twenty years, and the next twenty.
THE LITTLE BOOK OF BLACK HOLES
by Gubser, Steven Scott, 1972- author.
523.8875 GUB
LIVE CINEMA AND ITS TECHNIQUES
by Coppola, Francis Ford, 1939- author.
791.43 COP
A guide to a visionary new form of filmmaking discusses how advances in digital technology have made it possible to create a "live" film that can be sent instantly via satellite for viewing around the world.
LIVING TOGETHER : A LEGAL GUIDE FOR UNMARRIED COUPLES
Living together out of wedlock can mean anything, especially in court -- unlike married couples, most unmarried couples don't automatically inherit or receive protection under the law. Consequently, you must document everything from property ownership and children to wills and other estate plans.
MAISON KAYSER
by Kayser, Eric, author.
641.865 KAY
Originally published in France, Maison Kayser's French Pastry Workshop provides step-by-step instruction for making dozens of classic desserts. From festive creations to simple but sophisticated fare, Kayser provides clearly written recipes and his expert insight so you can replicate his delectable creations. More than 70 recipes include his bakery bestsellers, such as raspberry macaroons, lemon meringue tartlets, Epiphany cake, Yule logs, financiers, chocolate hazelnut tarts, among others. Hundreds of full-color photos show the beautiful pastries, as well as provide visual instructions for anything tricky. --amazon.com.
THE MAN FROM THE TRAIN : THE SOLVING OF A CENTURY-OLD SERIAL KILLER MYSTERY
"A celebrated baseball statistician uses his analytic skills and interesting sleuthing techniques to uncover the culprit in a 100 year-old cold case involving a spate of axe bludgeoning deaths across the country, from Iowa to Louisiana." -- Provided by publisher.
MARITA : THE SPY WHO LOVED CASTRO
by Lorenz, Marita, 1939- author.
B LORENZ
MATHEMATICAL MINDSETS : UNLEASHING STUDENTS
Provides practical strategies and activities for students learning math designed to improve self-confidence and turn mistakes and struggles into valuable learning experiences.
MEDICAL CATASTROPHE : CONFESSIONS OF AN ANESTHESIOLOGIST
by Dworkin, Ronald William, author.
610.289 DWO
Unnecessary death rarely happens at the hands of doctors, but it does happen. Sometimes the cause is medical error. But sometimes the cause is politics. The issues underlying many medical catastrophes are numerous: a power struggle between providers, uncertainty over who's in charge, hesitation to practice good medicine for fear of being fired, specialization run amok, part-time doctoring. Doctors often prefer to ignore the problems, but patient safety demands that they be aired. And so does the future of the medical profession. Beneath the politics lies confusion: Doctors no longer know who they are. They don't know how much authority they should wield. They don't know what distinguishes them from other healthcare professionals. They don't what about being a doctor should make them proud. When doctors lack a firm sense of who they are, the whole of medicine lacks an essential core, giving rise to personal and professional politics, and catastrophes. Patients may be relying on a system that has veered off course. In dramatic and revealing stories of patients in the operating room and interactions with colleagues, Ronald W. Dworkin traces his path from medical school to anesthesiology residency to his early years in private practice, with the experiences of his father and grandfather, also doctors, hovering overhead, in his quest to answer the question: What is a Doctor? Sometimes funny, sometimes scary, sometimes poignant, the story of what it means to be a doctor in today's medical setting comes to life, as Dworkin outlines the contours, the challenges and rewards, of modern medicine, and how it must be rescued in order to preserve the profession and protect patients from disasters.
MEGAFIRE : THE RACE TO EXTINGUISH A DEADLY EPIDEMIC OF FLAME
by Kodas, Michael, author.
363.37 KOD
In Megafire, a world-renowned journalist and forest fire expert travels to the most dangerous and remote wildernesses, as well as to the backyards of people faced with these environmental disasters, to look at the heart of this phenomenon and witness firsthand the heroic efforts of the firefighters and scientists racing against time to stop it, or at least to tame these deadly flames. From Colorado to California, China to Canada, the narrative hopscotches the globe and takes readers to the frontlines of the battle both on the ground and in the air, and in the laboratories, universities, and federal agencies where this issue rages on. Through this prism of perspectives, Kodas zeroes in on a handful of the most terrifying and tumultuous of these environmental disasters in recent years, the Yarnell Hill Fire in Arizona that took the lives of nineteen elite "hotshot" firefighters, the Waldo Canyon Fire that overwhelmed the city of Colorado Springs, and more in a page-turning narrative that puts a face on the brave people at the heart of this issue. Megafire describes the profound impact of these fires around the earth and will change the way we think about the environment and the essential precariousness of our world.
MICROSOFT ACCESS 2016 COMPREHENSIVE
by Moriarity, Brant, author.
005.7565 MOR
This book offers full, comprehensive coverage of Access. Ideal for business courses. Real world problem solving for business and beyond The Your Office series prepares students to use both technical and soft skills in the real world. Hands-on technical content is woven into realistic business scenarios and focuses on using Microsoft Office, as a decision-making tool. The series features a unique running business scenario that connects all of the cases together and exposes students to using Office to solve problems relating to business areas like finance and accounting, production and operations, sales and marketing. Each chapter introduces a realistic business case for students to complete via hands-on steps that are easily identified in blue shaded boxes. Each blue box teaches a skill and comes complete with video and interactive support. Chapters are grouped into Business Units, which collectively illustrate a specific set of business concepts to achieve AACSB-related outcomes. Each Business Unit ends with a Capstone section, testing students' ability to apply concepts and skills beyond a single chapter.
MIKEY AND ME : LIFE WITH MY EXCEPTIONAL SISTER
by Sullivan, Teresa, author.
B SULLIVAN
When Mikey is young, the Sullivans are a closely knit unit, all of them devoted to caring for her. But as Mikey grows older, she also grows increasingly violent. By the time she's twelve, institutionalization is the only available option--and without the shared purpose of caring for Mikey, the family begins to unravel. As her family falls apart, Teresa searches for relief and connection during a time of sweeping cultural change. Lacking maturity or guidance, she makes choices that lead her down a sometimes-perilous path. But regardless of the circumstances at home and the tumult in their individual lives, the Sullivans are united in their love and concern for Mikey. In Mikey and Me, Teresa interweaves her exceptional sister's journey with her own, affirming the grace and brutality of Mikey's life, and its indelible effect on her family. Unflinching and insightful, this is a deep exploration of the relationship between two sisters--one blind, with profound developmental disabilities, unable to voice her own story, and the other with the heart and understanding to express it exquisitely for her. -- Publisher's description.
MISS D AND ME : LIFE WITH THE INVINCIBLE BETTE DAVIS
by Sermak, Kathryn, author.
B DAVIS
As Bette Davis aged she was looking for an assistant, but she found something more than that in Kathryn: a loyal and loving buddy, a co-conspirator in her jokes and schemes, and a competent assistant whom she trained never to miss a detail. Throughout their time together, the two grew incredibly close, and Kathryn had a front-row seat to the larger-than-life Davis's career renaissance in her later years, as well as to the humiliating public betrayal that nearly killed Miss D. The frame of this story is a four-day road trip Kathryn and Davis took from Biarritz to Paris, during which they disentangled their ferocious dependency. Miss D and Me is a window into the world of the unique and formidable Bette Davis, told by the person who perhaps knew her best of all.
MY FAIR JUNKIE : A MEMOIR OF GETTING DIRTY AND STAYING CLEAN
A former stand-up comic and prolific online writer chronicles her twenty-year battle with sex, drug, and alcohol addiction, and what happened when she finally emerged on the other side.
NEIGHBOR LAW : FENCES, TREES, BOUNDAIRES & NOISE
Shows homeowners how to deal with neighbor disputes while explaining whose side the law is on. The 7th edition contains new sample letters for engaging with a neighbor over a dispute, plus new material on how to build community and prevent disputes.
NEVER CAUGHT : THE WASHINGTONS
"A revelatory account of the actions taken by the first president to retain his slaves in spite of Northern laws - Profiles one of the slaves, Ona Judge, describing the intense manhunt that ensued when she ran away." -- Provided by publisher.
NEW YORK CITY HAIKU
811.041 NEW
NO IS NOT ENOUGH : RESISTING TRUMP
A road map to resistance in the Trump era from internationally acclaimed activist and bestselling author Naomi Klein.
NO ROOM FOR SMALL DREAMS : COURAGE, IMAGINATION, AND THE MAKING OF MODERN ISRAEL
"In 1934, eleven-year-old Shimon Peres emigrated to the land of Israel from his native Poland, leaving behind an extended family who would later be murdered in the Holocaust. Few back then would have predicted that this young man would eventually become one of the towering figures of the twentieth century. Peres would indeed go on to serve the new state as prime minister, president, foreign minister, and the head of several other ministries...." --- Dust jacket.
NOMADLAND : SURVIVING AMERICA IN THE TWENTY-FIRST CENTURY
by Bruder, Jessica, author.
331.398 BRU
"From the beet fields of North Dakota to the National Forest campgrounds of California to Amazon's CamperForce program in Texas, employers have discovered a new, low-cost labor pool, made up largely of transient older Americans. Finding that social security comes up short, often underwater on mortgages, these invisible casualties of the Great Recession have taken to the road by the tens of thousands in late-model RVs, travel trailers, and vans, forming a growing community of nomads: migrant laborers who call themselves "workampers." In a secondhand vehicle she christens "Van Halen," Jessica Bruder hits the road to get to know her subjects more intimately. Accompanying her irrepressible protagonist, Linda May, and others, from campground toilet cleaning to warehouse product scanning to desert reunions, then moving on to the dangerous work of beet harvesting, Bruder tells a compelling, eye-opening tale of the dark underbelly of the American economy--one that foreshadows the precarious future that may await many more of us."--Jacket flap.
AN ODYSSEY : A FATHER, A SON, AND AN EPIC
by Mendelsohn, Daniel Adam, 1960- author.
306.8742 MEN
Presents the story of a father and son's transformative shared journey in reading in the wake of the father's late-in-life enrollment in his son's undergraduate seminar, where the two engaged in debates over how to interpret Homer's classic masterpiece
THE ODYSSEY OF ECHO COMPANY : THE 1968 TET OFFENSIVE AND THE EPIC BATTLE TO SURVIVE THE VIETNAM WAR
A portrait of the American recon platoon of the 101st Airborne Division describes their sixty-day fight for survival during the 1968 Tet Offensive, tracing their postwar difficulties with acclimating into a peacetime America that did not want to hear their story.
ONE LONG NIGHT : A GLOBAL HISTORY OF CONCENTRATION CAMPS
by Pitzer, Andrea, author.
365.45 PIT
"For over 100 years, at least one concentration camp has existed somewhere on Earth. First used as battlefield strategy, camps have evolved with each passing decade, in the scope of their effects and the savage practicality with which governments have employed them. Even in the twenty-first century, as we continue to reckon with the magnitude and horror of the Holocaust, history tells us we have broken our own solemn promise of "never again." " --- Dust jacket.
THE ORIGIN OF OTHERS
by Morrison, Toni, author.
305.8 MOR
"America's foremost novelist reflects on the themes that preoccupy her work and increasingly dominate national and world politics: race, fear, borders, the mass movement of peoples, the desire for belonging. What is race and why does it matter? What motivates the human tendency to construct Others? Why does the presence of Others make us so afraid? Drawing on her Norton Lectures, Toni Morrison takes up these and other vital questions bearing on identity in The Origin of Others. In her search for answers, the novelist considers her own memories as well as history, politics, and especially literature. Harriet Beecher Stowe, Ernest Hemingway, William Faulkner, Flannery O'Connor, and Camara Laye are among the authors she examines. Readers of Morrison's fiction will welcome her discussions of some of her most celebrated books, Beloved, Paradise, and A Mercy." -- Provided by publisher.
OUT EAST : HOUSES AND GARDENS OF THE HAMPTONS
by Rudick, Jennifer Ash, author.
728.0974 RUD
"Cool breezes, miles of pristine beaches, and vast, open farmland have long attracted visitors to Long Island's South Fork, known worldwide as "The Hamptons." Residents in picturesque seaside communities from Southampton to Montauk are calling upon world-class designers to fine-tune their visions, giving rise to a fresh design vernacular: homes that are testaments to what can be achieved when inspired by the natural beauty of a unique locale--and when imagination is one's only limitation. Out East captures the enduring appeal of shingled houses, modernist oceanfront designs, artists' compounds, and Montauk surf shacks. Jennifer Ash Rudick, a long-time Southampton resident, leads an insider's tour of more than 25 houses, cottages, and pool houses. Tria Giovan, a Sag Harbor-based photographer, captures extraordinary gardens, verandas, lakeside pavilions, farmhouses, and converted barns"-- Provided by publisher.
OVERLOAD : FINDING THE TRUTH IN TODAY
by Schieffer, Bob, author.
070.4 SCH
PALE RIDER : THE SPANISH FLU OF 1918 AND HOW IT CHANGED THE WORLD
The author traces the pandemic that killed up to 100 million people, from India to Brazil, from Persia to Spain, and from South Africa to Ukraine. She demonstrates that the Spanish flu was a very significant event in creating the modern world.
POETRY WILL SAVE YOUR LIFE : A MEMOIR
by Bialosky, Jill, author.
811.54 BIA
A coming-of-age memoir organized around classic poems pairs each one with key events that shaped the author's life, from the first time she fell in love and her sister's suicide to September 11 and the birth of a child.
POLICING THE BLACK MAN : ARREST, PROSECUTION, AND IMPRISONMENT
Policing the Black Man explores and critiques the many ways the criminal justice system impacts the lives of African American boys and men at every stage of the criminal process, from arrest through sentencing. Essays range from an explication of the historical roots of racism in the criminal justice system to an examination of modern-day police killings of unarmed black men. The contributors discuss and explain racial profiling, the power and discretion of police and prosecutors, the role of implicit bias, the racial impact of police and prosecutorial decisions, the disproportionate imprisonment of black men, the collateral consequences of mass incarceration, and the Supreme Court's failure to provide meaningful remedies for the injustices in the criminal justice system. Policing the Black Man is an enlightening must-read for anyone interested in the critical issues of race and justice in America.
THE POLITICS OF OPERA : A HISTORY FROM MONTEVERDI TO MOZART
by Cohen, Mitchell, 1952- author.
782.109 COH
The Politics of Opera" takes readers on a fascinating journey into the entwined development of opera and politics, from the Renaissance through the turn of the nineteenth century. What political backdrops have shaped opera? How has opera conveyed the political ideas of its times? Delving into European history and thought and an array of music by such greats as Lully, Rameau, and Mozart, Mitchell Cohen reveals how politics--through story lines, symbols, harmonies, and musical motifs--has played an operatic role both robust and sotto voce. Cohen begins with opera's emergence under Medici absolutism in Florence during the late Renaissance--where debates by humanists, including Galileo's father, led to the first operas in the late sixteenth century. Taking readers to Mantua and Venice, where composer Claudio Monteverdi flourished, Cohen examines how early operatic works like Orfeo used mythology to reflect on governance and policy issues of the day, such as state jurisdictions and immigration. Cohen explores France in the ages of Louis XIV and the Enlightenment and Vienna before and during the French Revolution, where the deceptive lightness of Mozart's masterpieces touched on the havoc of misrule and hidden abuses of power. Cohen also looks at smaller works, including a one-act opera written and composed by philosopher Jean-Jacques Rousseau.
PROFIT FROM YOUR IDEA
346.7304 NOL
RANGER GAMES : A STORY OF SOLDIERS, FAMILY AND AN INEXPLICABLE CRIME
"Documents the story of an aspiring U.S. Army Ranger who inexplicably participated in an armed robbery hours before being deployed to Iraq, investigating the influence of the young man's superior and the Ranger indoctrination program." -- Provided by publisher.
REINVENTING AMERICA
by Osborne, David, 1951- author.
371.0109 OSB
"In Reinventing America's Schools, David Osborne, one of the world's foremost experts on public sector reform, offers a comprehensive analysis of the charter school movements and presents a theory that will do for American schools what his New York Times bestseller Reinventing Government did for public governance in 1992. In 2005, when Hurricane Katrina devastated New Orleans, the city got an unexpected opportunity to recreate their school system from scratch. The state's Recovery School District (RSD), created to turn around failing schools, gradually transformed all of its New Orleans schools into charter schools, and the results are shaking the very foundations of American education. Test scores, school performance scores, graduation and dropout rates, ACT scores, college-going rates, and independent studies all tell the same story: the city's RSD schools have tripled their effectiveness in eight years. Now other cities are following suit, with state governments reinventing failing schools in Newark, Camden, Memphis, Denver, Indianapolis, Cleveland, and Oakland. In this book, Osborne uses compelling stories from cities like New Orleans and lays out the history and possible future of public education. Ultimately, he uses his extensive research to argue that in today's world, we should treat every public school like a charter school and grant them autonomy, accountability, diversity of school designs, and parental choice."--Amazon.com.
THE REPUBLIC FOR WHICH IT STANDS : THE UNITED STATES DURING RECONSTRUCTION AND THE GILDED AGE, 1865-1896
Acclaimed historian Richard White offers a fresh and integrated interpretation of Reconstruction and the Gilded Age as the seedbed of modern America. At the end of the Civil War the leaders and citizens of the victorious North envisioned the country's future as a free-labor republic, with a homogenous citizenry, both black and white. Thirty years later Americans occupied an unimagined world. The unity that the Civil War supposedly secured had proved ephemeral. The country was larger, richer, and more extensive, but also more diverse. Life spans were shorter, and physical well-being had diminished, due to disease and hazardous working conditions. The "dangerous" classes of the very rich and poor expanded, and deep differences -- ethnic, racial, religious, economic, and political -- divided society. The corruption that gave the Gilded Age its name was pervasive. These challenges also brought vigorous efforts to secure economic, moral, and cultural reforms. In a work as dramatic and colorful as the era it covers, White narrates the conflicts and paradoxes of these decades of disorienting change and mounting unrest, out of which emerged a modern nation whose characteristics resonate with the present day. -- Adapted from publisher description.
A RIFT IN THE EARTH : ART, MEMORY, AND THE FIGHT FOR A VIETNAM WAR MEMORIAL
by Reston, James, Jr., 1941- author.
959.7043 RES
THE RISE AND FALL OF ADAM AND EVE
by Greenblatt, Stephen, 1943- author.
233.14 GRE
ROTHKO : THE COLOR FIELD PAINTINGS
by Rothko, Mark, 1903-1970, artist.
759.13 ROT
ROVER
by Grant, Andrew, photographer.
779.329 GRA
SCALE : THE UNIVERSAL LAWS OF GROWTH, INNOVATION, SUSTAINABILITY, AND THE PACE OF LIFE IN ORGANISMS, CITIES, ECONOMIES, AND COMPANIES
"From one of the most influential scientists of our time, a dazzling exploration of the hidden laws that govern the life cycle of everything from plants and animals to the cities we live in. The former head of the Sante Fe Institute, visionary physicist Geoffrey West is a pioneer in the field of complexity science, the science of emergent systems and networks. The term "complexity" can be misleading, however, because what makes West's discoveries so beautiful is that he has found an underlying simplicity that unites the seemingly complex and diverse phenomena of living systems, including our bodies, our cities and our businesses. Fascinated by issues of aging and mortality, West applied the rigor of a physicist to the biological question of why we live as long as we do and no longer. The result was astonishing, and changed science, creating a new understanding of energy use and metabolism: West found that despite the riotous diversity in the sizes of mammals, they are all, to a large degree, scaled versions of each other. If you know the size of a mammal, you can use scaling laws to learn everything from how much food it eats per day, what its heart-rate is, how long it will take to mature, its lifespan, and so on. Furthermore, the efficiency of the mammal's circulatory systems scales up precisely based on weight: if you compare a mouse, a human and an elephant on a logarithmic graph, you find with every doubling of average weight, a species gets 25% more efficient--and lives 25% longer. This speaks to everything from how long we can expect to live to how many hours of sleep we need. Fundamentally, he has proven, the issue has to do with the fractal geometry of the networks that supply energy and remove waste from the organism's body"-- Provided by publisher.
SCIENCE IN THE SOUL : SELECTED WRITINGS OF A PASSIONATE RATIONALIST
by Dawkins, Richard, 1941- author.
500 DAW
In a collection of 42 essays, an evolutionary biologist and provocateur focuses on what science is and how it is done, the inexhaustible wonders of nature, the importance of critical thinking, and the great minds who have changed his life.
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.
SELF-MADE WOMAN : A MEMOIR
by DuBois, Denise Chanterelle, author.
B DUBOIS
DuBois's searing, brutally honest memoir of her emotional journey from male to female is occasionally shocking but ultimately joyful. Embracing her identity as a woman, she remade herself. Writing with honesty and humor, she confronts both her past and her present to tell an American story of self-discovery.
SLASH YOUR RETIREMENT RISK : HOW TO MAKE YOUR MONEY LAST WITH A SIMPLE, SAFE, AND SECURE INVESTMENT PLAN
"When it comes to retirement investing, too much emphasis today is on investments returns, which often come at the expense of income dependability and peace of mind. Slash Your Retirement Risk redefines how to invest for retirement to maximize your reliable income and stabilize your financial future. Rather than the typical approach to portfolio management--focusing on returns and ignoring dramatic market downswings that can decimate portfolios--author Chris Cook shows investors how to create income reliability without sacrificing reasonable growth. Instead of chasing uncertain returns, Slash Your Retirement Risk's strategy will help ensure your retirement portfolio will capitalize on opportunities for growth while weathering the inevitable economic ups and downs. You will achieve reliable returns and suffer fewer sleepless nights worrying about whether your money will last as long as you do"-- Provided by publisher.
SOMETHING BEAUTIFUL HAPPENED : A STORY OF SURVIVAL AND COURAGE IN THE FACE OF EVIL
Seventy years after her grandmother helped hide a Jewish family on a Greek island during World War II, a woman sets out to track down their descendants, and discovers a new way to understand tragedy, forgiveness, and the power of kindness. Yvette Manessis Corporon grew up listening to her grandmother's stories about how the people of the small Greek island Erikousa hid a Jewish family, a tailor named Savvas and his daughters, from the Nazis during World War II. Nearly 2,000 Jews from that area died in the concentration camps, but even though everyone on Erikousa knew Savvas and his family were hiding on the island, no one ever gave them up, and the family survived the war. Years later, Yvette couldn't get the story of the Jewish tailor out of her head. She decided to track down the man's descendants, and eventually found them in Israel. Their tearful reunion was proof to her that evil doesn't always win. But just days after she made the connection, her cousin's child was gunned down in a parking lot in Kansas, a victim of a Neo-Nazi out to inflict as much harm as he could. Despite her best hopes, she was forced to confront the fact that seventy years after the Nazis were defeated, it was still happening today. As Yvette and her family wrestled with the tragedy in their own lives, the lessons she learned from the survivors of the Holocaust helped her confront and make sense of the present. In beautifully told interweaving storylines, the past and present come together in a nuanced, heartfelt story about the power of faith, the importance of kindness, and the courage to stand up for what's right in the face of great evil.
SOUL SURVIVOR : A BIOGRAPHY OF AL GREEN
by McDonough, Jimmy, author.
B GREEN
"[The author] manages to break through Green's joyous veneer to reveal the contrary, tortured, and solitary individual beneath, a man who spent decades dancing an uneasy tightrope between the sacred and the profane. From his childhood in the backwaters of Arkansas to commanding the stage in front of throngs of lusting fans to addressing a very different audience from the pulpit of his own church, readers will bear witness to the creation of some of the most electrifying soul music ever recorded learn the hitherto untold real story behind Green's colorful down-home Memphis label, Hi Records and--by way of countless in-depth interview with major players in the story, some speaking for the..first time--unravel the last great mysteries in popular music: Al Green." -- Jacket.
SPIES, LIES, AND CITIZENSHIP : THE HUNT FOR NAZI CRIMINALS
by Barbier, Mary, author.
940.5318 BAR
First book to explore the lives of Nazi fugitives sheltered and protected in the United States and elsewhere, based on information from a top-secret 2006 Justice Department report.
STAN LEE : THE MAN BEHIND MARVEL
by Batchelor, Bob, author.
B LEE
START YOUR OWN NONPROFIT ORGANIZATION
by Collins, Corbin, author.
658.1148 COL
Whether your mission is to save puppies, feed children, or preserve history, Start Your Own Nonprofit Organization equips you with the tools you need to start, run and grow your organization. This guide provides mission-driven entrepreneurs like you with the latest industry research and pairs it with advice from real-world nonprofit leaders.
STEPHEN COLBERT
by Colbert, Stephen, 1964- author.
818.6 COL
THE STORY OF CLASSIC CRIME IN 100 BOOKS
by Edwards, Martin, 1955- author.
823.0872 EDW
"This book tells the story of crime fiction published during the first half of the twentieth century. The diversity of this much-loved genre is breathtaking, and so much greater than many critics have suggested. To illustrate this, the leading expert on classic crime discusses one hundred books ranging from The Hound of the Baskervilles to Strangers on a Train which highlight the entertaining plots, the literary achievements, and the social significance of vintage crime fiction" -- Cover, page 2.
STREAMPUNKS : YOUTUBE AND THE REBELS REMAKING MEDIA
by Kyncl, Robert, author.
006.786 KYN
"An entertainment and tech insider--YouTube's chief business officer--delivers the first detailed account of the rise of YouTube, the creative minds who have capitalized on it to become pop culture stars, and how streaming video is revolutionizing the media world. In the past ten years, the internet video platform YouTube has changed media and entertainment as profoundly as the invention of film, radio, and television did, more than six decades earlier. Streampunks is a firsthand account of this upstart company, examining how it evolved and where it will take us next. Sharing behind-the-scenes stories of YouTube's most influential stars--Streampunks like Tyler Oakley, Lilly Singh, and Casey Neistat--and the dealmakers brokering the future of entertainmentlike Scooter Braun and Shane Smith, Robert Kyncl uses his experiences at three of the most innovative media companies, HBO, Netflix, and YouTube, to tell the story of streaming video and this modern pop culture juggernaut. Collaborating with Google speechwriter Maany Peyvan, Kyncl explains how the new rules of entertainment are being written and how and why the media landscape is radically changing, while giving aspiring Streampunks some necessary advice to launch their own new media careers. Kyncl persuasively argues that, despite concerns about technology impoverishing artists or undermining artistic quality, the new media revolution is actually fueling a creative boom and leading to more compelling, diverse, and immersive content. Enlightening, surprising, and thoroughly entertaining, Streampunks is a revelatory ride through the new media rebellion that is reshaping our world"-- Provided by publisher.
STYLE SECRETS : WHAT EVERY ROOM NEEDS
by Donelson, Sophie, author.
747 DON
From the country's most popular interior design magazine comes a stylish, in-depth look at what it takes to make any room beautiful. House Beautiful Style Secrets: What Every Room Needs is an inspiring and hardworking handbook that shows readers how to create the rooms of their dreams by revealing what "every room needs." Chapters like "Every Room Needs a Hiding Place" provide clever ideas for storage and organisation, while sections like "Every Room Needs Something Shiny" give examples of how reflective surfaces can enhance and enlarge any space.
STYLISH WRAPS SEWING BOOK : PONCHOS, CAPES, COATS AND MORE€ FASHIONABLE WARMERS THAT ARE EASY TO SEW
This DIY sewing book presents a collection of wraps that are easy to sew in just a few hours. The versatility of the sewing patterns makes it easy to adapt any of the designs to suit your personal style. The patterns are easily adjusted for size, and the soft loose lines work for any figure. Whether your tastes run to ultra-feminine or ultra-classic, this great home-sewing book has something for you.
SUPERHERO SEWING : EASY SEWING PROJECTS FOR NURTURING LITTLE IMAGINATIONS
"Helping your kids look the part for their imaginative play is easy with Superhero Sewing. Superhero Sewing presents easy sewing projects for encouraging and satisfying your child's love of - and need for - richly imaginative play. Lane Huerta, a mom and the owner of Lovelane Designs, a noted independent maker of imaginative silk-screened playwear, shares her creative know-how and adapts her charming designs for sewers and other crafters. Following an overview of essential materials, tools, and techniques, Lane offers 20 projects in five playful themes - heroes, pirates, fairies, magicians, and animals - with color palette suggestions for both boys and girls. Each project is marked with a level of difficulty - no sew, easy, or intermediate - and two full-size pull-out patterns sheets are included"-- Provided by publisher.
SURVIVOR CAFÉ : THE LEGACY OF TRAUMA [AND THE] LABYRINTH OF MEMORY
by Rosner, Elizabeth, author.
364.151 ROS
As firsthand survivors of many of the twentieth century's most monumental events, the Holocaust, Pearl Harbor, the Killing Fields, begin to pass away, Survivor Cafe addresses urgent questions: How do we carry those stories forward? How do we collectively ensure that the horrors of the past are not forgotten? Elizabeth Rosner organizes her book around three trips with her father to Buchenwald concentration camp, in 1983, in 1995, and in 2015, each journey an experience in which personal history confronts both commemoration and memorialization. She explores the echoes of similar legacies among descendants of African American slaves, descendants of Cambodian survivors of the Killing Fields, descendants of survivors of the bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, and the effects of 9/11 on the general population. Examining current brain research, Rosner depicts the efforts to understand the intergenerational inheritance of trauma, as well as the intricacies of remembrance in the aftermath of atrocity. Survivor Cafe becomes a lens for numerous constructs of memory, from museums and commemorative sites to national reconciliation projects to small-group cross-cultural encounters. Beyond preserving the firsthand testimonies of participants and witnesses, individuals and societies must continually take responsibility for learning the painful lessons of the past in order to offer hope for the future. Survivor Cafe offers a clear-eyed sense of the enormity of our twenty-first-century human inheritance, not only among direct descendants of the Holocaust but also in the shape of our collective responsibility to learn from tragedy, and to keep the ever-changing conversations alive between the past and the present.
A TASTE OF PARIS : A HISTORY OF THE PARISIAN LOVE AFFAIR WITH FOOD
In his trademark witty and informative style, David Downie embarks on a quest to discover "What is it about the history of Paris that has made it a food lover's paradise?" Long before Marie Antoinette said, "Let them eat cake!" (actually, it was brioche), the Romans of Paris devoured foie gras, and live oysters rushed in from the Atlantic one Medieval cookbook describes a thirty-two part meal featuring hare stew, eel soup, and honeyed wine during the last great banquet at Versailles a year before the Revolution the gourmand Louis XVI savored thirty-two main dishes and sixteen desserts yet, in 1812, Grimod de la Reyniere, the father of French gastronomy, regaled guests with fifty-two courses, fifteen wines, three types of coffee, and seventeen liqueurs. Following the contours of history and the geography of the city, Downie sweeps readers on an insider's gourmet walking tour of Paris and its environs in A Taste of Paris, revealing the locations of Roman butcher shops, classic Belle Epoque bistros serving diners today and Marie Antoinette's exquisite vegetable garden that still supplies produce, no longer to the unfortunate queen, but to the legendary Alain Ducasse and his stylish restaurant inside the palace of Versailles. Along the way, readers learn why the rich culinary heritage of France still makes Paris the ultimate arbiter in the world of food.
THE TEMPLARS : THE RISE AND SPECTACULAR FALL OF GOD
"A narrative history of the Knights Templar draws on extensive original sources to separate fact from myth, exploring their actual work and influence, the reasons they fell out of favor, and whether or not they were guilty of heresy." -- Provided by publisher.
THANKS, OBAMA : MY HOPEY CHANGEY WHITE HOUSE YEARS
The senior comic speechwriter and presidential advisor presents an account of his college education through his years working with Barack Obama, sharing behind-the-scenes anecdotes and his reflections on Obama's legacy in the age of Trump.
A THIRST FOR EMPIRE : HOW TEA SHAPED THE MODERN WORLD
by Rappaport, Erika Diane, 1963- author.
641.3372 RAP
Tea has been one of the most popular commodities in the world. Over centuries, profits from its growth and sales funded wars and fueled colonization, and its cultivation brought about massive changes--in land use, labor systems, market practices, and social hierarchies--the effects of which are with us even today. A Thirst for Empire takes a vast and in-depth historical look at how men and women--through the tea industry in Europe, Asia, North America, and Africa--transformed global tastes and habits and in the process created our modern consumer society. As Erika Rappaport shows, between the seventeenth and twentieth centuries the boundaries of the tea industry and the British Empire overlapped but were never identical, and she highlights the economic, political, and cultural forces that enabled the British Empire to dominate--but never entirely control--the worldwide production, trade, and consumption of tea. Rappaport delves into how Europeans adopted, appropriated, and altered Chinese tea culture to build a widespread demand for tea in Britain and other global markets and a plantation-based economy in South Asia and Africa. Tea was among the earliest colonial industries in which merchants, planters, promoters, and retailers used imperial resources to pay for global advertising and political lobbying. The commercial model that tea inspired still exists and is vital for understanding how politics and publicity influence the international economy.
THIS BLESSED EARTH : A YEAR IN THE LIFE OF AN AMERICAN FAMILY FARM
"The family farm lies at the heart of our national identity, and yet its future is in peril. Rick Hammond grew up on a farm, and for forty years he has raised cattle and crops on his wife's fifth-generation homestead in Nebraska, in hopes of passing it on to their four children. But as the handoff nears, their small family farm--and their entire way of life--are under siege.Beyond the threat posed by rising corporate ownership of land and livestock, the Hammonds are confronted by encroaching pipelines, groundwater depletion, climate change, and shifting trade policies. Add GMOs, pesticides, and fossil fuel pollution to their list of troubles and the question is: can the family farm survive in America?"--Jacket flap.
THE THREE GRACES OF VAL-KILL : ELEANOR ROOSEVELT, MARION DICKERMAN, AND NANCY COOK IN THE PLACE THEY MADE THEIR OWN
The Three Graces of Val-Kill changes the way we think about Eleanor Roosevelt. Emily Wilson examines what she calls the most formative period in Roosevelt's life, from 1922 to 1936, when she cultivated an intimate friendship with Marion Dickerman and Nancy Cook, who helped her build a cottage on the Val-Kill Creek in Hyde Park on the Roosevelt family land. In the early years, the three women--the "three graces," as Franklin Delano Roosevelt called them--were nearly inseparable and forged a female-centered community for each other, for family, and for New York's progressive women. Examining this network of close female friends gives readers a more comprehensive picture of the Roosevelts and Eleanor's burgeoning independence in the years that marked Franklin's rise to power in politics. Wilson takes care to show all the nuances and complexities of the women's relationship, which blended the political with the personal. Val-Kill was not only home to Eleanor Roosevelt but also a crucial part of how she became one of the most admired American political figures of the twentieth century. In Wilson's telling, she emerges out of the shadows of monumental histories and documentaries as a woman in search of herself.
THRIFTSTYLE : THE ULTIMATE BARGAIN SHOPPER
"A must-have guide for bargain-hunting fashionistas looking to make a statement without sabotaging their budgets. In this photo-filled, easy-to-use resource, shoppers will learn to navigate the racks of their local consignment shop, spot name brands likeVersace, Dior, and Burberry, select the best quality items, and repair secondhand clothes that need some love"-- Provided by publisher.
TRADING OPTIONS FOR DUMMIES
Explains trading options in plain English and offers advice on how to choose the right ones, capitalize on sideways movements, and tips on analyzing mood swings in the market.
UNBELIEVABLE : MY FRONT-ROW SEAT TO THE CRAZIEST CAMPAIGN IN AMERICAN HISTORY
The NBC news correspondent assigned to cover the Trump campaign for the 2016 presidential election shares her perspective on witnessing Trump's unexpected campaign successes.
UNSTOPPABLE : MY LIFE SO FAR
by Sharapova, Maria, 1987- author.
B SHARAPOVA
In 2004, in a stunning upset against the two-time defending champion Serena Williams, seventeen-year-old Maria Sharapova won Wimbledon, becoming an overnight sensation. Out of virtual anonymity, she launched herself onto the international stage. "Maria Mania" was born. Sharapova became a name and face recognizable worldwide. Her success would last: she went on to hold the number-one WTA ranking multiple times, to win four more Grand Slam tournaments, and to become one of the highest-grossing female athletes in the world. And then, at perhaps the peak of her career, Sharapova came up against the toughest challenge yet: during the 2016 Australian Open, she was charged by the ITF with taking the banned substance meldonium, only recently added to the ITF's list. The resulting suspension would keep her off the professional courts for fifteen months, a frighteningly long time for any athlete. The media suggested it might be fateful. But Sharapova's career has always been driven by her determination and by her dedication to hard work. Her story doesn't begin with the 2004 Wimbledon championship, but years before, in a small Russian town, where as a five-year-old she played on drab neighborhood courts with precocious concentration. It begins when her father, convinced his daughter could be a star, risked everything to get them to Florida, that sacred land of tennis academies. It begins when the two arrived with only seven hundred dollars and knowing only a few words of English. From that, Sharapova scraped together one of the most influential sports careers in history.
THE VIETNAM WAR : AN INTIMATE HISTORY
by Ward, Geoffrey C., author.
959.704 WAR
A vibrantly photographed companion to the multi-part PBS film examines the Vietnam War's role in debates that continue in today's world, drawing on extensive interviews with contributors at all levels in America and Vietnam to explain why and how the war happened as well as its complicated legacy.
WE ARE ALL SHIPWRECKS : A MEMOIR
by Carlisle, Kelly Grey, author.
B CARLISLE
Kelly always knew that her family was different. She knew that most children didn't live with their grandparents, and their grandparents didn't own porn stores. Her classmates didn't sleep on a boat in the marina and she knew their next-door neighbors weren't drug addicts and johns. What Kelly didn't know was if she would become part of the dysfunction that surrounded her. Would she sink into the depths of harbor life? Or would she end up alone and dead on Hollywood Boulevard like her mother had years before? When the grittier aspects of her family history are unearthed, Kelly decides to discover how the place she was raised will define the person she will soon become. To do this, Kelly goes back to the beginning, to a mother she never knew, a twenty-five year old cold case, and two of LA's most notorious murderers. -- Goodreads.
WE NEED TO TALK : HOW TO HAVE CONVERSATIONS THAT MATTER
by Headlee, Celeste, author.
153.6 HEA
"From NPR veteran Celeste Headlee, an informative, timely, and practical guide to the lost art of conversation"-- Provided by publisher.
WHAT HAPPENED
by Clinton, Hillary Rodham, author.
B CLINTON
The former secretary of state relates her experiences as the first woman candidate nominated for president by a major party, discussing the sexism, criticism, and double standards she had to confront, and how she coped with a devastating loss.
WHAT IT
"What is it like to be a dog? A bat? Or a dolphin? To find out, neuroscientist Gregory Berns and his team began with a radical step: they taught dogs to go into an MRI scanner-completely awake. They discovered what makes dogs individuals with varying capacities for self-control, different value systems, and a complex understanding of human speech. And dogs were just the beginning. In What It's Like to Be a Dog, Berns explores the fascinating inner lives of wild animals from dolphins and sea lions to the extinct Tasmanian tiger. Much as Silent Spring transformed how we thought about the environment, so What It's Like to Be a Dog will fundamentally reshape how we think about-and treat-animals. Groundbreaking and deeply humane, it is essential reading for animal lovers of all stripes"-- Provided by publisher.
WHEN I GROW UP I WANT TO BE A LIST OF FURTHER POSSIBILITIES
by Chen, Chen, 1989- author.
811.6 CHE
"In this ferocious and tender debut, Chen Chen investigates inherited forms of love and family -- the strained relationship between a mother and son, the cost of necessary goodbyes -- all from Asian American, immigrant, and queer perspectives. Holding allaccountable, this collection fully embraces the loss, grief, and abundant joy that come with charting one's own path in identity, life, and love. When I Grow Up I Want to Be a List of Further Possibilities. To be a season of laughter when my father sayshis coworker is like that, he can tell because the guy wears pink socks, see, you don't, so you can't, you can't be one of them. To be the one my parents raised me to be. A season from the stormiest planet. A very good feeling with a man. Every feeling,in pink shoes. Every step, hot pink."-- Provided by publisher.
WHY BUDDHISM IS TRUE : THE SCIENCE AND PHILOSOPHY OF MEDITATION AND ENLIGHTENMENT
The best-selling author of The Evolution of God philosophically explains how the human mind evolved to channel anxiety, depression, anger and greed and how a healthy practice of Buddhist meditation can promote clarity and alleviate suffering.
WINDOWS SERVER 2016 UNLEASHED
by Morimoto, Rand, author.
005.4476 MOR
This is the most comprehensive and realistic guide to Windows Server 2016 planning, design, prototyping, implementation, migration, administration, and support. Extensively updated, it contains unsurpassed independent and objective coverage of Windows Server 2016’s key innovations, from the cloud and containers to security and mobility.
THE WOMAN WHO SMASHED CODES : A TRUE STORY OF LOVE, SPIES, AND THE UNLIKELY HEROINE WHO OUTWITTED AMERICA
Tells the true story of Elizebeth Smith, a Shakespeare expert, who met and married a groundbreaking cryptologist and worked with him to discover and expose Nazi spy rings in South America by cracking multiple versions of the Enigma machine.
THE WOMEN WHO GOT AMERICA TALKING : EARLY TELEPHONE OPERATORS, 1878-1922
"When the need for telephone operators arose in the 1870s, the assumption was that they should all be male. Within a few years, telephone operators were all female and would remain so. The pay was low and working conditions harsh. Discipline was stern. Most were young, domestic and anything but militant. Many joined unions and walked picket lines"-- Provided by publisher.
WORDPRESS FOR DUMMIES
by Sabin-Wilson, Lisa, author.
006.752 SAB
Learn to launch a blog on WordPress.com or on your own site.
THE WORLD OF JAMES BOND   THE LIVES AND TIMES OF 007
by Black, Jeremy, 1955- author.
791.4375 BLA
"This insightful book presents a thoroughly entertaining exploration of the political context of the Bond books and films. Jeremy Black offers a historian's interpretation from the perspective of the late 2010s, assessing James Bond in terms of the greatly changing world order of the Bond years--a lifetime that stretches from 1953, when the first novel appeared, to the present. Black argues that the Bond novels--the Fleming books as well as the often-neglected novels authored by others after Fleming died in 1964--and films drew on current fears in order to reduce the implausibility of the villains and their villainy. The novels and films also presented potent images of national character, explored the rapidly changing relationship between a declining Britain and an ascendant United States, charted the course of the Cold War and the subsequent post-1990 world, and offered an evolving but always potent demonology. Bond was, and still is, an important aspect of post-World War II popular culture throughout the Western world. This was particularly so after Hollywood launched the filmic Bond, thus making him not only a character designed for the American film market but also a world product and a figure of globalization. Class, place, gender, violence, sex, race--all are themes that Black scrutinizes through the ongoing shifts in characterization and plot. His well-informed and well-argued analysis provides a fascinating history of the enduring and evolving appeal of James Bond."--Jacket flap.
THE WORLD OF LAURA INGALLS WILDER : THE FRONTIER LANDSCAPES THAT INSPIRED THE LITTLE HOUSE BOOKS
"This lushly illustrated book from bestselling author Marta McDowell examines Laura Ingalls Wilder's relationship to the landscape and illuminates how it inspired the beloved Little House Books" -- Provided by publisher.
WORLD WITHOUT MIND : THE EXISTENTIAL THREAT OF BIG TECH
by Foer, Franklin, author.
303.483 FOE
Over the past few decades there has been a revolution in terms of who controls knowledge and information. This rapid change has imperiled the way we think. Without pausing to consider the cost, the world has rushed to embrace the products and services of four titanic corporations. We shop with Amazon socialize on Facebook turn to Apple for entertainment and rely on Google for information. These firms sell their efficiency and purport to make the world a better place, but what they have done instead is to enable an intoxicating level of daily convenience. As these companies have expanded, marketing themselves as champions of individuality and pluralism, their algorithms have pressed us into conformity and laid waste to privacy. They have produced an unstable and narrow culture of misinformation, and put us on a path to a world without private contemplation, autonomous thought, or solitary introspection, a world without mind. In order to restore our inner lives, we must avoid being coopted by these gigantic companies, and understand the ideas that underpin their success. Elegantly tracing the intellectual history of computer science, from Descartes and the enlightenment to Alan Turing to Stuart Brand and the hippie origins of today's Silicon Valley, Foer exposes the dark underpinnings of our most idealistic dreams for technology. The corporate ambitions of Google, Facebook, Apple, and Amazon, he argues, are trampling longstanding liberal values, especially intellectual property and privacy. This is a nascent stage in the total automation and homogenization of social, political, and intellectual life. By reclaiming our private authority over how we intellectually engage with the world, we have the power to stem the tide. At stake is nothing less than who we are, and what we will become. There have been monopolists in the past but today's corporate giants have far more nefarious aims. They're monopolists who want access to every facet of our identities and influence over every corner of our decision-making. Until now few have grasped the sheer scale of the threat. Foer explains not just the looming existential crisis but the imperative of resistance.
THE WRONG WAY TO SAVE YOUR LIFE : ESSAYS
by Stielstra, Megan, author.
814.6 STI
From an important new American writer comes this powerful collection of personal essays on fear, creativity, art, faith, academia, the Internet, and justice
YOU CAN DO ANYTHING : THE SURPRISING POWER OF A "USELESS" LIBERAL ARTS EDUCATION
Anders explains the remarkable power of a liberal arts education - and the ways it can open the door to thousands of cutting-edge jobs every week. In this book, you will learn why resume-writing is fading in importance and why "telling your story" is taking its place. You will learn how to create jobs that don't exist yet, and to translate your campus achievements into a new style of expression that will make employers' eyes light up. You will discover why people who start in eccentric first jobs - and then make their own luck - so often race ahead of peers whose post-college hunt focuses only on security and starting pay.

 

 

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