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50 WAYS TO GET A JOB : AN UNCONVENTIONAL GUIDE TO FINDING WORK ON YOUR TERMS
"Based on the popular website of the same name, a guide to finding the right job while maintaining your sanity in the process In today's endlessly fluctuating job market, it's becoming more and more difficult to get hired. 50 Ways to Get a Job aims to fix that. Job search expert Dev Aujla created 50WaysToGetAJob.com as a way to offer practical, tangible steps to finding (and getting) the right job for you. Within only a few months, over 400,000 people used the site, and Aujla was able to gather data from thousands of individual job searches. In this cleverly constructed guide, Aujla presents the tried-and-tested steps to not only getting hired, but also the secrets to staying motivated and energized throughout the job hunting process. Filled with practical quick-step exercises, this book is designed so you can pick your path through the process, starting where it feels the most natural:*Feeling stuck? Start by sending a "looking for a job" email to five close friends. *Not sure what sort of job you want? Write some creative nonfiction about yourself.*Feeling overwhelmed? Learn the benefits of forty-five minutes of unplugged bliss. *Going on an interview? Practice with a conversation guide.Whether you've just decided to start the hunt or you're gearing up for a big interview, 50 Ways to Get a Job will keep you poised, on-track, and motivated right up to landing your dream career"-- Provided by publisher.
ACHTUNG BABY : AN AMERICAN MOM ON THE GERMAN ART OF RAISING SELF-RELIANT CHILDREN
"Reveals how German children are given freedoms and independence at far earlier ages than their American counterparts, drawing on the author's family experiences while living in Berlin and the insights of other parents, teachers and experts to outline disciplinary approaches that minimize anxiety and promote self-reliance." -- Provided by publisher.
ADOBE DREAMWEAVER CC 2018 RELEASE
by Maivald, James J., author.
006.72 MAI
"Learn how to create webpages for the modern web incorporate graphics, text, animation, and video build rich interactive applications add links to text and images add interactive elements to your sites, such as HTML5-compatible video and animation work with HTML5 and CSS3 code and structures adapt webpage designs to a wide variety of desktop computers and mobile devices with a minimum of hand coding and publish a finished site to the web"--Page [4] of cover.
ANTIQUES & COLLECTIBLES
Welcome to Warman's Antiques & Collectibles. For nearly 70 years, our sole purpose has been to inform, enthuse, and interpret the dynamic world of collecting. The times certainly have changed along the way but our vision remains constant. As the longest-running guide to this fascinating field, Warman's draws from leading experts across the land to provide insider information, perspective, history, values, and incomparable content. As a result, you will enjoy everything from the traditional to the eclectic, the established to the emerging. Coupled with 2,500 glorious color images, style and substance merge to provide the finest visual and informative reference to antiques and collectibles on the market. Whether you fancy art or ceramics, glass or jewelry, furniture or pop culture, or other areas that delight and satisfy, you can trust Warman's to provide guidance. More than a mere price guide,Warman's Antiques & collectibles has always been for collectors, by collectors. That's the Warman's Advantage Since 1948. -- From cover.
THE ART OF THE WASTED DAY
by Hampl, Patricia, 1946- author.
818.54 HAM
In an effort to discover the value of daydreaming and leisure, the author sets out on a journey that will take her to the homes of people who famously wasted time daydreaming, but were better for it, including Gregor Mendel.
AT MY TABLE : A CELEBRATION OF HOME COOKING
by Lawson, Nigella, 1960- author.
641.5918 LAW
Warm, comforting, and inspiring, Nigella’s At My Table: A Celebration of Home Cooking offers a collection of recipes that are simple to prepare, giving you an opportunity to enhance your culinary skills and create a variety of delicious dishes―featuring a host of new ingredients to enrich classic flavors and tastes.
ATOM LAND : A GUIDED TOUR THROUGH THE STRANGE (AND IMPOSSIBLY SMALL) WORLD OF PARTICLE PHYSICS
"This book brings the impossibly small world of particle physics to life, taking readers on a guided journey through the subatomic world. With maps to help "guide" the reader through "Atom Land" along the way, as they learn about "electron ports," "boson continents," "hadron islands," and more"-- Provided by publisher.
BACHELOR NATION : INSIDE THE WORLD OF AMERICA
For fifteen years and thirty-five seasons, the Bachelor franchise has been a mainstay in American TV viewers' lives. The iconic reality television show's reach and influence into the cultural zeitgeist is undeniable. Bestselling writers and famous actors live tweet about it. Die-hard fans--dubbed "Bachelor Nation"--come together every week during each season to participate in fantasy leagues and viewing parties. Los Angeles Times journalist Amy Kaufman is a proud member of Bachelor Nation and has a long history with the franchise. She has interviewed dozens of producers, contestants, and celebrity fans to give readers never-before-told details of the show's inner workings. Kaufman also explores what our fascination means, culturally: what the show says about the way we view so-called ideal suitors, our subconscious yearning for fairy-tale romance, and how this enduring television show has shaped society's feelings about love, marriage, and feminism by appealing to a marriage plot that's as old as Jane Austen.
BACKYARD TREEHOUSES : BUILDING PLANS, TIPS, AND ADVICE
by Wright, Dan (Carpenter), author.
690.89 WRI
Expert advice on treehouse building. Includes plans, tips, and color photographs-- Provided by publisher.
BATTLESHIP YAMATO : OF WAR, BEAUTY AND IRONY
by Morris, Jan, 1926- author.
940.5459 MOR
"An extraordinary--and strikingly illustrated--reflection on the meaning of war from one of our greatest living writers. The battleship Yamato, of the Imperial Japanese Navy, was the most powerful warship of World War II and represented the climax, as it were, of the Japanese warrior traditions of the samurai--the ideals of honor, discipline, and self-sacrifice that had immemorially ennobled the Japanese national consciousness. Stoically poised for battle in the spring of 1945--when even Japan's last desperate technique of arms, the kamikaze, was running short--Yamato arose as the last magnificent arrow in the imperial quiver of Emperor Hirohito. Here, Jan Morris not only tells the dramatic story of the magnificent ship itself--from secret wartime launch to futile sacrifice at Okinawa--but, more fundamentally, interprets the ship as an allegorical figure of war itself, in its splendor and its squalor, its heroism and its waste. Drawing on rich naval history and rhapsodic metaphors from international music and art, Battleship Yamato is a work of grand ironic elegy."-- Provided by publisher.
BEGINNING PROGRAMMING WITH PYTHON
by Mueller, John, 1958- author.
005.133 MUE
The easy way to learn programming fundamentals with Python Python is a remarkably powerful and dynamic programming language that's used in a wide variety of application domains. Some of its key distinguishing features include a very clear, readable syntax, strong introspection capabilities, intuitive object orientation, and natural expression of procedural code. Plus, Python features full modularity, supporting hierarchical packages, exception-based error handling, and modules easily written in C, C++, Java, R, or .NET languages, such as C#. In addition, Python supports a number of coding styles that include: functional, imperative, object-oriented, and procedural. Due to its ease of use and flexibility, Python is constantly growing in popularity--and now you can wear your programming hat with pride and join the ranks of the pros with the help of this guide. Inside, expert author John Paul Mueller gives a complete step-by-step overview of all there is to know about Python. From performing common and advanced tasks, to collecting data, to interacting with package--this book covers it all! Use Python to create and run your first application Find out how to troubleshoot and fix errors Learn to work with Anaconda and use Magic Functions Benefit from completely updated and revised information since the last edition If you've never used Python or are new to programming in general, Beginning Programming with Python For Dummies is a helpful resource that will set you up for success.
BENEATH A RUTHLESS SUN : A TRUE STORY OF VIOLENCE, RACE, AND JUSTICE LOST AND FOUND
In December 1957, Blanche Bosanquet Knowles, the wealthy young wife of a citrus baron, is raped in her home while her husband is away. Journalist Mabel Norris Reese and an inexperienced young lawyer pursue the case, winning unlikely allies and chasing down leads until at long last they begin to unravel the unspeakable truths behind a racial conspiracy that shocked a community into silence.
BERENICE ABBOTT : A LIFE IN PHOTOGRAPHY
by Van Haaften, Julia, author.
B ABBOTT
Berenice Abbott is to American photography what Georgia O'Keeffe is to painting or Willa Cather to letters. Abbott's sixty-year career established her not only as a master of American photography but also as a teacher, writer, archivist, and inventor. A teenage rebel from Ohio, Abbott escaped to Paris - photographing, in Sylvia Beach's words, "everyone who was anyone" - before returning to New York as the Roaring Twenties ended. She soon fell in love with art critic Elizabeth McCausland, with whom she would spend thirty years of her life. Abbott's bestknown work, "Changing New York," documented the city's 1930s metamorphosis. She next turned to science as a subject, culminating in work important to America's 1950s "space race" with the Soviet Union. This biography secures Abbott's place in the histories of photography and modern art while framing her accomplishments as a female artist and entrepreneur.
THE BEST COOK IN THE WORLD : TALES FROM MY MOMMA
by Bragg, Rick, author.
641.5975 BRA
Presents a food memoir, cookbook, and tribute to the author's mother, sharing classic family recipes--many of them pre-dating the Civil War--and preparation secrets for such traditional fare as short ribs, biscuits, and perfect mashed potatoes.
THE BIG ONES : HOW NATURAL DISASTERS HAVE SHAPED US (AND WHAT WE CAN DO ABOUT THEM)
"By the world-renowned seismologist, a surprising history of natural disasters, their impact on our culture, and new ways of thinking about the ones to come Earthquakes, tsunamis, hurricanes, volcanoes--these all stem from the same forces that give our planet life. It is only when they exceed our ability to withstand them that they become disasters. Viewed together, these events have shaped our cities and their architecture elevated leaders and toppled governments influenced the way we think, feel, fight, unite, and pray. The history of natural disasters is a history of ourselves. In The Big Ones, renowned seismologist Dr. Lucy Jones offers a bracing look at some of our most devastating natural events, whose reverberations we continue to feel today. Spanning from the destruction of Pompeii in AD 79 to the hurricanes of 2017, it considers disaster's role in the formation of our religions exposes the limits of human memory and demonstrates the potential of globalization to humanize and heal. With temperatures rising around the world, natural disasters are striking with greater frequency than ever before. More than just history or science, The Big Ones presents a call to action. Natural hazards are inevitable human catastrophes are not. With this energizing and exhaustively researched book, Dr. Jones offers a look at our past, readying us to face down the Big Ones in our future"-- Provided by publisher.
BROADWAY : A HISTORY OF NEW YORK CITY IN THIRTEEN MILES
by Leadon, Fran, 1966- author.
974.71 LEA
"Broadway almost feels inevitable, but over the past four hundred years there have been thousands who have tried to draw and erase its path. Following their footsteps, we learn why one side of the street was once considered more fashionable than the other witness the construction of Trinity Church, the Flatiron Building, and the Ansonia Hotel the burning of P. T. Barnum’s American Museum and discover that Columbia University was built on the site of an insane asylum. Along the way we meet Alexander Hamilton, Emma Goldman, Edgar Allan Poe, John James Audubon, "Bill the Butcher" Poole, and the assorted real-estate speculators, impresarios, and politicians who helped turn Broadway into New York’s commercial and cultural spine." -- Provided by publisher.
BUILDING AND DWELLING : ETHICS FOR THE CITY
by Sennett, Richard, 1943- author.
307.1216 SEN
BUTTERFLY GARDENING : THE NORTH AMERICAN BUTTERFLY ASSOCIATION GUIDE
Creating habitats that support butterflies will connect you with some of the most beautiful creatures in the natural world-- and bring new levels of joy to your gardening. Hurwitz shows you how to choose and cultivate plants that will attract a range of butterflies, while sustaining them through their life cycles. She includes information for various types of climates, as well as helping your identify the butterflies you attract.
CAKE
by Kalman, Maira, author.
641.8653 KAL
"With great style, wit, and joy, Maira Kalman and Barbara Scott-Goodman celebrate their favorite dessert. In Cake, renowned artist and author Maira Kalman and food writer Barbara Scott-Goodman bring us a beautifully illustrated book dedicated to their mutual love of cakes. Kalman's enchanting illustrations, in her inimitable style, and Scott-Goodman's mouthwatering recipes complement each other perfectly, making Cake a joyful whimsical celebration of a timeless dessert"-- Provided by publisher.
CAN DEMOCRACY SURVIVE GLOBAL CAPITALISM?
by Kuttner, Robert, author.
330.122 KUT
CHASING HILLARY : TEN YEARS, TWO PRESIDENTIAL CAMPAIGNS, AND ONE INTACT GLASS CEILING
A New York Times journalist chronicles her decade spent trailing Hillary Clinton as she pursued the presidency, describing her experiences through two presidential campaigns and how her own life ultimately became intertwined with Clinton's political ambitions.
THE CHINA MISSION : GEORGE MARSHALL
by Kurtz-Phelan, Daniel, author.
951.042 KUR
"A nuanced history of the doomed diplomatic mission that turned the tides of the Chinese Civil War. Following the phenomenal success of General George C. Marshall's leadership of the American army during World War II, he was the standout candidate for a vital international mission: brokering a coalition government between China's warring Nationalists and Communists. Marshall went overseas as a U.S. "special representative" and began enacting miraculous change. Under Marshall's guiding hand, China's embattled political factions agreed to a ceasefire and settled on the principles of a democratic government. But over the next ten months, Marshall's mission soured: the agreements he brokered fractured and civil war came to China after all. This fascinating narrative history portrays the incredible beginnings and ultimate failure of Marshall's high-stakes mission, with a remarkable cast of characters featuring a heroes' gallery of American diplomats--Truman, Eisenhower, MacArthur, and many others. In spellbinding, pinpoint detail, The China Mission chronicles an unforgettable misstep in American diplomacy that changed the course of global politics forevermore."--Provided by publisher.
CHLOE FLAVOR : SAUCY, CRISPY, SPICY, VEGAN
by Coscarelli, Chloe, author.
641.5636 COS
Chef Chloe Coscarelli has revolutionized how vegans cook and eat with exciting, plant-based recipes that are fun, full of flavor, and make you feel healthier. When she decided to become a vegan chef, she dreamed of changing the way the world ate. This was in the zpre-kaley days, when veggie burgers were frozen, tasteless patties loathed by the general public and if a vegan wanted to eat, well, then she had to cook! Today, corner stores stock their shelves with almond milk and mainstream restaurants pepper their menus with quinoa, tempeh, chia seeds, faro, ramps, and so many variations of avocado toast. There is truly no better time to love to eat than nowand no easier time to be a vegan.
THE CONSCIOUSNESS INSTINCT : UNRAVELING THE MYSTERY OF HOW THE BRAIN MAKES THE MIND
How do neurons turn into minds? How does physical “stuff”—atoms, molecules, chemicals, and cells—create the vivid and various worlds inside our heads? The problem of consciousness has gnawed at us for millennia. In the last century there have been massive breakthroughs that have rewritten the science of the brain, and yet the puzzles faced by the ancient Greeks are still present. In The Consciousness Instinct, the neuroscience pioneer Michael S. Gazzaniga puts the latest research in conversation with the history of human thinking about the mind, giving a big-picture view of what science has revealed about consciousness. The idea of the brain as a machine, first proposed centuries ago, has led to assumptions about the relationship between mind and brain that dog scientists and philosophers to this day. Gazzaniga asserts that this model has it backward—brains make machines, but they cannot be reduced to one. New research suggests the brain is actually a confederation of independent modules working together. Understanding how consciousness could emanate from such an organization will help define the future of brain science and artificial intelligence, and close the gap between brain and mind. Captivating and accessible, with insights drawn from a lifetime at the forefront of the field, The Consciousness Instinct sets the course for the neuroscience of tomorrow.
CREATING WEB ANIMATIONS : BRINGING YOUR UI
by Chinnathambi, Kirupa, author.
006.696 CHI
Learn how to create animations using CSS and implement common UI patterns, using practical examples that rely on animations to solve a core problem. Frontend web developers and designers will not only learn important technical details, but also how to apply them to solve real-world problems-- Source other than Library of Congress.
DAUGHTERS OF THE WINTER QUEEN : FOUR REMARKABLE SISTERS, THE CROWN OF BOHEMIA, AND THE ENDURING LEGACY OF MARY, QUEEN OF SCOTS
The captivating story of four unforgettable sisters and their glamorous mother, Elizabeth Stuart, granddaughter of Mary, Queen of Scots. Young Elizabeth Stuart was thrust into a life of wealth and splendor when her godmother, Queen Elizabeth I, died and her father, James I, ascended to the illustrious throne of England. At sixteen she was married to a dashing German count far below her rank, with the understanding that James would help her husband achieve the crown of Bohemia. Her father's terrible betrayal of this promise would ruin "the Winter Queen," as Elizabeth would forever be known, imperil the lives of those she loved, and launch a war that would last for thirty years. Forced into exile, the Winter Queen and her growing family found refuge in Holland, where the glorious art and culture of the Dutch Golden Age formed the backdrop to her daughters' education. The eldest, Princess Elizabeth, was renowned as a scholar when women were all but excluded from serious study and counted the preeminent philosopher René Descartes among her closest friends. Louise Hollandine, whose lively manner and appealing looks would provoke heartache and scandal, was a gifted painter. Shy, gentle Henrietta Maria, the beauty of the family, would achieve the dynastic ambition of marrying into royalty, although at great cost. But it would be the youngest, Sophia, a heroine in the tradition of Jane Austen, whose ready wit and good-natured common sense masked immense strength of character, who would fulfill the promise of her great-grandmother, a legacy that endures to this day. Brilliantly researched and captivatingly written, Nancy Goldstone shows how these spirited, passionate women faced danger, tragic loss, and betrayal, and by refusing to surrender to adversity, changed the course of history.
DEAR MADAM PRESIDENT : AN OPEN LETTER TO THE WOMEN WHO WILL RUN THE WORLD
DEAR MADAM PRESIDENT is an empowering letter from former Hillary Clinton Communications Director Jennifer Palmieri to the first woman president, and by extension, to all women working to succeed in any field. By using lessons learned during her experiences with Hillary Clinton, President Obama, and Elizabeth Edwards--to name a few--Palmieri through each chapter creates a forward-thinking framework of inspirational and practical advice for all women everywhere--from boardrooms to living rooms--who are determined to seize control of their lives, their workplaces, and their country. DEAR MADAM PRESIDENT will turn the results of the 2016 election into something incredibly empowering for future female leaders and independent thinkers everywhere. As a country, we haven't wrapped our heads around what it should look like for a woman to be in the job of President. Our only models are men. This of course was seen during the Hillary Clinton campaign, and no one knows this better than Jennifer Palmieri. While wildly disappointed by the outcome of the election, Palmieri optimistically argues in the book that the Clinton candidacy and all she experienced on the campaign trail--confusion, admiration, hate, love, acceptance, rejection--can now open the country up to reimagining women in leadership roles. And that is what Palmieri takes on in this book--redefining expectations for women looking to lead and creating a blueprint for women candidates and leaders to follow.
THE DEATH OF DEMOCRACY : HITLER
Why did democracy fall apart so quickly and completely in Germany in the 1930s? How did a democratic government allow Adolf Hitler to seize power? In The Death of Democracy, Benjamin Carter Hett answers these questions, and the story he tells has disturbing resonances for our own time.
DEBBIE MACOMBER
Featuring 100 delicious recipes, Debbie Macomber cooks for her own family, including some inspired by scenes from her beloved novels such as the Rose Harbor series. Along the way, Debbie also shares stories about some of her family's traditions as well as suggestions and ideas for how to use them most effectively with menu lists.
DINOSAUR ART II : THE CUTTING EDGE OF PALEOART
A paleoartist is an illustrator who specialises in the science and art of reconstructing ancient animals and their world. In Dinosaur Art, ten of the top contemporary paleoartists reveal a selection of their work and exclusively discuss their working methods and distinct styles. Filled with breathtaking artwork - some never before seen - and cutting edge paleontology, this is a treasure trove for dinosaur enthusiasts, art lovers and budding illustrators.
DRAWING : TECHNIQUES AND TUTORIALS FOR THE COMPLETE BEGINNER
by Allison, Christine, author.
741.2 ALL
"With 10 step-by-step tutorials in Drawing, Christine helps beginners navigate a range of subject matters and drawing media, providing them with a thorough grounding in the basics of this satisfying art. In addition to the tutorials, Christine provides advice on tools, materials and techniques, gives plenty of tips throughout and presents ideas on how to take each tutorial a step further. There's also a special focus on noticing the things around you that can make interesting subject matters, practicing a drawing a day, and gathering a collection of reference material to inspire you--each explored in a feature spread, setting them apart from the tutorials."--Publisher.
THE DUCHESS : CAMILLA PARKER BOWLES AND THE LOVE AFFAIR THAT ROCKED THE CROWN
As Camilla’s marriage to Charles approached in 2005, the British public were upset at the prospect that this woman, universally reviled for wrecking the royal marriage, would one day become queen. Sensitive to public opinion, the palace announced that this would never happen when Charles eventually acceded to the throne, Camilla would be known as the princess consort. Yet a decade later British public sentiment had changed, with a majority believing that Camilla should become queen. Junor argues that although Camilla played a central role in the darkest days of the modern monarchy—Charles and Diana’s acrimonious and scandalous split—she also played a central role in restoring the royal family’s reputation, especially that of Prince Charles. A woman with no ambition to be a princess, a duchess, or a queen, Camilla simply wanted to be with, and support, the man who has always been the love of her life. Junor contends that their marriage has reinvigorated Charles, allowing him to finally become comfortable as the heir to the British throne.
EDUCATED : A MEMOIR
by Westover, Tara, author.
B WESTOVER
"Traces the author's experiences as a child born to survivalists in the mountains of Idaho, describing her participation in her family's paranoid stockpiling activities and her resolve to educate herself well enough to earn acceptance into a prestigious university and the unfamiliar world beyond." -- Provided by publisher.
EISENHOWER VS  WARREN : THE BATTLE FOR CIVIL RIGHTS AND LIBERTIES
The bitter feud between President Dwight D. Eisenhower and Chief Justice Earl Warren framed the tumultuous future of the modern civil rights movement. Eisenhower was a gradualist who wanted to coax white Americans in the South into eventually accepting integration, while Warren, author of the Supreme Court’s historic unanimous opinion in Brown v. Board of Education, demanded immediate action to dismantle the segregation of the public school system. In Eisenhower vs. Warren, two-time New York Times Notable Book author James F. Simon examines the years of strife between them that led Eisenhower to say that his biggest mistake as president was appointing that “dumb son of a bitch Earl Warren.” This momentous, poisonous relationship is presented here at last in one volume. -- Amazon description.
EMPIRE IN RETREAT : THE PAST, PRESENT, AND FUTURE OF THE UNITED STATES
A sweeping history of the United States through the lens of empire-and an incisive look forward as the nation retreats from the global stage A respected authority on international relations and foreign policy, Victor Bulmer-Thomas offers a grand survey of the United States as an empire. From its territorial expansion after independence, through hegemonic rule following World War II, to the nation's current imperial retreat, the United States has had an uneasy relationship with the idea of itself as an empire. In this book Bulmer-Thomas offers three definitions of empire-territorial, informal, and institutional-that help to explain the nation's past and forecast a future in which the United States will cease to play an imperial role. Arguing that the move toward diminished geopolitical dominance reflects the aspirations of most U.S. citizens, he asserts that imperial retreat does not necessarily mean national decline and may ultimately strengthen the nation-state. At this pivotal juncture in American history, Bulmer-Thomas's uniquely global perspective will be widely read and discussed across a range of fields.
EMPIRE OF GUNS : THE VIOLENT MAKING OF THE INDUSTRIAL REVOLUTION
A reframing of the Industrial Revolution, the expansion of British empire, and the emergence of industrial capitalism presents them as inextricable from the gun trade and the story of disgraced Quaker gunmaker Samuel Galton
EUNICE : THE KENNEDY WHO CHANGED THE WORLD
by McNamara, Eileen, author.
B SHRIVER
A Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist examines the life and times of Eunice Kennedy Shriver, covering her Stanford education, her inspirational relationship with her sister Rosemary, her advocacy on behalf of disabled citizens and the solutions she envisioned that helped engineer one of the greatest civil rights movements of the modern world.
EVERYBODY, ALWAYS : BECOMING LOVE IN A WORLD FULL OF SETBACKS AND DIFFICULT PEOPLE
What happens when we stop worrying about a challenging world full of difficult people and instead simply love everybody? Bob Goff takes readers on an entertaining, life-altering journey into the secret of living without fear, care, constraint, or worry. --Adapted from publisher description.
EVOLUTION : WHAT THE FOSSILS SAY AND WHY IT MATTERS
by Prothero, Donald R., author.
576.8 PRO
"In this second edition, Prothero describes new transitional fossils from various periods, vivdly depicting such bizarre creatures as the Odontochelys, or the "turtle on the half shall" fossil snakes with legs and the "Frogamander," a new example of amphibian transition. Prothero's discussion of intelligent design argumetns includes more historical examples and careful examinations of the "experiments" and observations that are exploited by creationists... With new perspectives, Prothero reframes creationism as a case study in denialism and pseudoscience rather than a field with its own intellectual dynamism." -- Jacket.
EXCESSIVE USE OF FORCE : ONE MOTHER
Police brutality and misconduct have been under the microscope for the last several years. Loretta Prater confronts the far-reaching consequences of police brutality through the personal case of her son, numerous examples of other cases, and a review of related research.
FASCISM : A WARNING
by Albright, Madeleine Korbel, author.
320.53 ALB
"The former U.S. secretary of state presents a timely, considered, and personal look at the history and current resurgence of fascism and the virulent threat it poses to international freedom, prosperity, and peace." -- Provided by publisher.
FEAST : TRUE LOVE IN AND OUT OF THE KITCHEN
by Howard, Hannah, author.
647.95 HOW
"Hannah Howard is a Columbia University freshman when she lands a hostess job at Picholine, a Michelin-starred restaurant in Manhattan. Eighteen years old and eager to learn, she’s invigorated by the manic energy and knife-sharp focus of the crew. By day Hannah explores the Columbia arts scene, struggling to find her place. By night she’s intoxicated by boxes of heady truffles and intrigued by the food industry’s insiders. She’s hungry for knowledge, success, and love, but she’s also ravenous because she hasn’t eaten more than yogurt and coffee in days. Hannah is hiding an eating disorder. The excruciatingly late nights, demanding chefs, bad boyfriends, and destructive obsessions have left a void inside her that she can’t fill. To reconcile her relationships with the food she worships and a body she struggles to accept, Hannah’s going to have to learn to nourish her soul" -- Provided by publisher.
FIRST, WE MAKE THE BEAST BEAUTIFUL : A NEW JOURNEY THROUGH ANXIETY
by Wilson, Sarah (Nutritionist), author.
616.8522 WIL
The New York Times bestselling author of I Quit Sugar transforms cultural perceptions of the mental health issue of our age—anxiety—viewing this widespread condition not as a burdensome affliction but as a powerful spiritual teacher that can deepen our lives. While reading psychiatrist Kay Redfield Jamison’s groundbreaking account of bipolar disorder An Unquiet Mind, Sarah Wilson discovered an ancient Chinese proverb that would change her life: To conquer a beast, you must first make it beautiful. Wilson, a bestselling author, journalist, and entrepreneur, had spent years struggling with her own beast: chronic anxiety. And the words of this proverb would become the key to understanding her condition. First, We Make the Beast Beautiful charts Wilson’s epic journey to make peace with her lifetime companion, and to learn to see it as a guide, rather than as an enemy. With intensive focus and investigatory skills, Wilson examines the triggers and treatments, the fashions and fads. She reads widely and interviews fellow sufferers, mental health experts, philosophers, and even the Dalai Lama, processing all she learns through the prism of her own experiences. Pulling at the thread of accepted definitions of anxiety, she unravels the notion that it is a difficult, dangerous disease that must be medicated into submission, and re-frames it as a divine journey—a state of yearning that will lead us closer to what really matters. Practical and poetic, wise and funny, First, We Make the Beast Beautiful is a small book with a big heart. It will encourage the myriad souls who dance with this condition to embrace it as a part of who they are, and to explore the possibilities it offers for a richer, fuller life.
FIRSTS : WOMEN WHO ARE CHANGING THE WORLD : INTERVIEWS, PHOTOGRAPHS, BREAKTHROUGHS
"This groundbreaking collection profiles nearly 50 women across a range of endeavors: business, politics, science, technology, sports, entertainment and more. A companion to TIME's multi-platform documentary, the book includes 15 first person deep-dives into the lives of influential women such as General Lori Robinson, the first woman to lead troops into combat, Kathryn Sullivan, the first woman to walk in space, and Aretha Franklin, the first woman inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Many others, including Oprah Winfrey, Madeline Albright, and Sheryl Sandburg offer their own personal reflections, thematic quotes and perspectives on balance, perseverance and strength. Each first-person piece or quote is accompanied by a distinctive portrait by photographer Luisa Dorr - set up and taken on her iPhone. Others included in this unforgettable volume: Serena Williams, Ellen Degeneres, Loretta Lynch, Shonda Rimes, Nancy Pelosi, Rita Moreno, Cindy Sherman and Mo'Ne Davis."--Publisher's description.
THE FOX HUNT : A REFUGEE
by Al Samawi, Mohammed, author.
953.3 AL
Born in the Old City of Sana'a, Yemen, to a pair of middle-class doctors, Mohammed Al Samawi was a devout Muslim raised to think of Christians and Jews as his enemy. But when Mohammed was twenty-three, he secretly received a copy of the Bible, and what he read cast doubt on everything he'd previously believed. After connecting with Jews and Christians on social media, and at various international interfaith conferences, Mohammed became an activist, making it his mission to promote dialogue and cooperation in Yemen. Then came the death threats: first on Facebook, then through terrifying anonymous phone calls. To protect himself and his family, Mohammed fled to the southern port city of Aden. He had no way of knowing that Aden was about to become the heart of a north-south civil war, and the battleground for a well-funded proxy war between Iran and Saudi Arabia. As gunfire and grenades exploded throughout the city, Mohammed hid in the bathroom of his apartment and desperately appealed to his contacts on Facebook. Miraculously, a handful of people he barely knew responded. Over thirteen days, four ordinary young people with zero experience in diplomacy or military exfiltration worked across six technology platforms and ten time zones to save this innocent young man trapped between deadly forces— rebel fighters from the north and Al Qaeda operatives from the south.
THE GARDEN IN EVERY SENSE AND SEASON
by Martin, Tovah, author.
635 MAR
GATOR : MY LIFE IN PINSTRIPES
by Guidry, Ron, 1950- author.
B GUIDRY
"Hall of Fame New York Yankees pitcher Ron Guidry recounts his years playing for one of the most storied and celebrated teams in sports history--the world champion New York Yankees during their heyday in the Bronx Zoo years, with manic manager Billy Martin, cantankerous owner George Steinbrenner, and an ego-driven all-star cast that included everyone from Reggie Jackson and Thurman Munson to Sparky Lyle and Catfish Hunter. Ron Guidry, known as Gator and Louisiana Lightning to his teammates, quickly rose in 1977 to become the ace of the Yankees' stellar pitching staff, helping the team regarded as the most famous and notorious in Yankee history win the World Series. In 1978, he went 25-3 with a 1.74 ERA and won the Cy Young Award as the best pitcher in baseball, helping to bring home the Yankees' second straight World Series championship. A four-time All Star and five-time Golden Glove winner, he played from 1976 to 1988, served as the Yankees' captain in the 1980s, and remains one of the greatest pitchers in Yankee history. In Gator, Guidry takes us inside the clubhouse to tell us what it was like to play with one of the most controversial teams in sports history, from the impact of Thurman Munson's death in 1979 to the Reggie Jackson era, with players like Lou Pinella, Willie Randolph, Bucky Dent, Catfish Hunter, Chris Chambliss, and Mickey Rivers, and coaches Yogi Berra (who in 1984 became the Yankees' manager), and Elston Howard"-- Provided by publisher.
GENERATION ROBOT : A CENTURY OF SCIENCE FICTION, FACT, AND SPECULATION
"Generation Robot covers a century of science fiction, fact and, speculation―from the 1950 publication of Isaac Asimov’s seminal robot masterpiece, I, Robot, to the 2050 Singularity when artificial and human intelligence are predicted to merge. Beginning with a childhood informed by pop-culture robots in movies, in comic books, and on TV in the 1960s to adulthood where the possibilities of self-driving cars and virtual reality are daily conversation, Terri Favro offers a unique perspective on how our relationship with robotics and futuristic technologies has shifted over time. Peppered with pop-culture fun-facts about Superman’s kryptonite, the human-machine relationships in the cult TV show Firefly, and the sexual and moral implications of the film Ex Machina, Generation Robot explores how the techno-triumphs and resulting anxieties of reality bleed into the fantasies of our collective culture. Clever and accessible, Generation Robot isn't just for the serious, scientific reader―it’s for everyone interested in robotics and technology since their science-fiction origins. By looking back at the future she once imagined, analyzing the plugged-in present, and speculating on what is on the horizon, Terri Favro allows readers the chance to consider what was, what is, and what could be. This is a captivating book that looks at the pop-culture of our society to explain how the world works―now and tomorrow"--Amazon.com. Read less
THE GERALDO SHOW : A MEMOIR
by Rivera, Geraldo, author.
B RIVERA
The journalist and broadcaster presents a memoir of his life and career that discusses such subjects as his mixed-heritage upbringing in New York, his struggles as an employee of conservative Fox News, and his relationships with Roger Ailes and Donald Trump.
GET MONEY : LIVE THE LIFE YOU WANT, NOT JUST THE LIFE YOU CAN AFFORD
In Get Money, personal finance expert Kristin Wong shows you the exact steps to getting more money in your pocket without letting it rule your life. Through a series of challenges designed to boost your personal finance I.Q., interviews with other leading financial experts, and exercises tailored to help you achieve even your biggest goals, you'll learn valuable skills.
GIADA
by De Laurentiis, Giada, author.
641.5945 DEL
"America knows and loves Giada De Laurentiis for her lighter, healthier takes on classic Italian fare. In her newest cookbook, she invites fans and home cooks to get to know the flavors and stories that have inspired her life's work. Here, she shares recipes for authentic Italian dishes as her family has prepared them for years while infusing them with her signature fresh flavors to make them her own, like in her Grilled Swordfish with Candied Lemon Salad Spaghetti with Chianti and Fava Beans Asparagus with Grilled Melon Salad Bruschetta with Burrata and Kale Salsa Verde and Fennel Upside Down Cake. Filled with gorgeous photography of Italy, peppered with family stories, and complete with more of Giada's tips and advice for cooking up fabulous meals with ease, Giada's Italy is a stunning celebration of Italy's flavors as only Giada could present them"-- Provided by publisher.
THE GIRL FROM KATHMANDU : TWELVE DEAD MEN AND A WOMAN
A heart-rending narrative that moves from the Himalayas to the Middle East to Houston and culminates in an epic court battle, this is a story of death and life - of the war in Iraq, the killings of the twelve Nepalese, a journalist determined to uncover the truth, and a trio of human rights lawyers dedicated to finding justice. At its heart is one unforgettable young woman, Kamala Magar, who found the courage to face the influential men who sent her husband to his death - a model of strength hope, bravery, and an unbreakable spirit who reminds us of the power we all have to make a difference.
THE GIRL WHO SMILED BEADS : A STORY OF WAR AND WHAT COMES AFTER
by Wamariya, Clemantine, author.
B WAMARIYA
Clemantine Wamariya was six years old when her mother and father began to speak in whispers, when neighbors began to disappear, and when she heard the loud, ugly sounds her brother said were thunder. It was 1994, and in 100 days more than 800,000 people would be murdered in Rwanda and millions more displaced. Clemantine and her fifteen-year-old sister, Claire, ran and spent the next six years wandering through seven African countries searching for safety. They did not know whether their parents were alive. At age twelve, Clemantine and Claire were granted asylum in the United States.
GLOW15 : A SCIENCE-BASED PLAN TO LOSE WEIGHT, REJUVENATE YOUR SKIN, AND INVIGORATE YOUR LIFE
Based on Nobel Prize-winning research, an easy-to-follow lifestyle plan for losing weight, looking younger, and feeling energized. This is the first book for a general audience to take that fascinating science and translates into an accessible, practical guide to losing weight, looking younger, and feeling energized. You'll also learn Naomi Whittel's life hacks for sleep, travel, stress reduction, and productivity, as well as delicious and nutritious recipes for eating the Glow15 way.
HADRIAN
by Goldsworthy, Adrian Keith, author.
936.2 GOL
Taking readers on a historical and archeological investigation during which fact is separated from legend, an award-winning historian of ancient Rome presents a concise and fascinating history of the largest Roman artifact known today and a great architectural marvel of the ancient world.
HAMILTON : AN AMERICAN BIOGRAPHY
by Williams, Tony, 1970- author.
B HAMILTON
HAPPINESS IS A CHOICE YOU MAKE : LESSONS FROM A YEAR AMONG THE OLDEST OLD
A "look at what it means to grow old and a ... guide to well-being, [this book] weaves together the stories and wisdom of six New Yorkers who number among the 'oldest old'--those eighty-five and up"-- Dust jacket flap.
HELL
by Schechter, Harold, author.
364.1523 SCH
"In the pantheon of serial killers, Belle Gunness stands alone. She was the rarest of female psychopaths, a woman who engaged in wholesale slaughter, partly out of greed but mostly for the sheer joy of it. Between 1902 and 1908, she lured a succession of unsuspecting victims to her Indiana “murder farm.” Some were hired hands. Others were well-to-do bachelors. All of them vanished without a trace. When their bodies were dug up, they hadn’t merely been poisoned, like victims of other female killers. They’d been butchered. Hell’s Princess is a riveting account of one of the most sensational killing sprees in the annals of American crime: the shocking series of murders committed by the woman who came to be known as Lady Bluebeard. The only definitive book on this notorious case and the first to reveal previously unknown information about its subject, Harold Schechter’s gripping, suspenseful narrative has all the elements of a classic mystery—and all the gruesome twists of a nightmare." -- Provided by publisher.
A HIGHER LOYALTY : TRUTH, LIES, AND LEADERSHIP
by Comey, James B., Jr., 1960- author.
363.25 COM
"The former FBI director shares previously undisclosed experiences from some of the highest-stakes situations of his career, from Mafia prosecutions and the Martha Stewart scandal to the Bush administration's electronic surveillance and the Clinton email investigation." -- Provided by publisher.
HOMEMADE : 707 PRODUCTS TO MAKE YOURSELF TO SAVE MONEY AND THE EARTH!
Make your own pantry staples, cleaning products, pet food, health and beauty supplies, and hundreds of other household itemsfast, fresh, and more naturally.
HOW TO BE WELL : THE SIX KEYS TO A HAPPY AND HEALTHY LIFE
by Lipman, Frank, 1954- author.
613.2 LIP
"From celebrity health guru and New York Times best-selling author Dr. Frank Lipman,the definitive guide to total wellness. In his best-selling book, The New Health Rules, Dr. Frank Lipman laid out a modern manifesto for living a healthy and fulfilling life. How to Be Well is the essential follow up: a hands-on manual to mastering the habits, routines, and tactics that will help readers improve their health and establish the pillars of lifelong vitality. In How to Be Well, Lipman has created The Good Medicine Mandala--a new map for a new era of medicine. The Good Medicine Mandala is illustrated by a circular system of six rings that contain simple steps to what really works to improve and strengthen resilience, functioning, and overall health. The Six Rings are: How to Eat: Mastering the very building blocks of life: food. How to Sleep: Restoring one of our most fundamental needs. How to Move: Helping the body move in the ways that nature intended. How to Protect: Mitigating and preventing the invisible assaults of everyday toxins. How to Unwind: Consciously switching off to allow for mental reprieve. How to Connect: Awakening and enhancing a sense of belonging and meaning. For anyone interested in health, wellness, and happiness, this gorgeously illustrated book is a must-have"-- Provided by publisher.
HOW TO RAISE KIND KIDS : AND GET RESPECT, GRATITUDE, AND A HAPPIER FAMILY IN THE BARGAIN
"Can you teach a child to be kind? This vital question is taking on a new urgency as our culture grows ever more abrasive and divided. We all want our kids to be kind. But that is not the same as knowing what to do when you catch your son being unkind. A world-renowned developmental psychologist, Dr. Thomas Lickona has led the character education movement in schools for forty years. Now he shares with parents the vital tools they need to bring peace and foster cooperation at home. Kindness doesn't stand on its own. It needs a supporting cast of other essential virtues--like courage, self-control, respect, and gratitude. With concrete examples drawn from the many families Dr. Lickona has worked with over the years and clear tips you can act on tonight, How to Raise Kind Kids will help you give and get respect, hold family meetings to tackle persistent problems, discipline in a way that builds character, and improve the dynamic of your relationship with your children while putting them on the path to a happier and more fulfilling life"-- Provided by publisher.
THE HUMAN INSTINCT : HOW WE EVOLVED TO HAVE REASON, CONSCIOUSNESS, AND FREE WILL
by Miller, Kenneth R. (Kenneth Raymond), 1948- author.
155.7 MIL
Explores how humans evolved to develop reason, consciousness, and free will, achieving a level of self-awareness and understanding unrivaled by the creatures they evolved alongside.
HUNTING EL CHAPO : THE INSIDE STORY OF THE AMERICAN LAWMAN WHO CAPTURED THE WORLD
The exclusive inside story of the lawman and his dangerous eight-year hunt that captured El Chapo - the world's most wanted drug kingpin who evaded capture for more than a decade. A cinematic crime story following the relentless investigative work of Cole Merrell and his team unfolds at breakneck speed, taking the reader behind the scenes of one of the most sophisticated and dangerous counter-narcotics operations in the history of the United States and Mexico.
IN CONCLUSION, DON
by Graham, Lauren, author.
170.44 GRA
Expanded version of the author's 2017 commencement speech at her hometown Langley High School (Virginia)
INSANE : AMERICA
by Roth, Alisa, author.
364.38 ROT
An expose of the mental-health crisis in America's courts and prisons reveals that nearly half of the nation's inmates are actually afflicted by a psychiatric problem, examines how inmates are denied treatment, and suggests a more humane approach.
INSEPARABLE : THE ORIGINAL SIAMESE TWINS AND THEIR RENDEZVOUS WITH AMERICAN HISTORY
A portrait of nineteenth-century conjoined twins Chang and Eng Bunker describes their rise from savvy side-show celebrities to wealthy Southern gentry and discusses how their experiences reflected America's historical penchant for objectifying differences.
INVESTED : HOW WARREN BUFFETT AND CHARLIE MUNGER TAUGHT ME TO MASTER MY MIND, MY EMOTIONS, AND MY MONEY (WITH A LITTLE HELP FROM MY DAD)
In each chapter, Danielle Town examines the investment strategies she mastered as her increasing know-how deepens. Throughout, she streamlines the process of making wise financial decisions and shows you just how easy and profitable investing can be. This book makes the complex world of investing simple, straightforward, and approachable, and will help you formulate your own investment plan, and foster the confidence to put it into action.
INVESTING IN YOUR 20S & 30S FOR DUMMIES
by Tyson, Eric (Eric Kevin), author.
332.024 TYS
Covering everything from evaluating assets and managing risk to demystifying your portfolio, this guide offers expert invest advice that you shouldn't be without.
JANE AND DOROTHY : A TRUE TALE OF SENSE AND SENSIBILITY : THE LIVES OF JANE AUSTEN AND DOROTHY WORDSWORTH
Jane Austen and Dorothy Wordsworth were born just four years apart, in the 1770s, in a world torn between heady revolutionary ideas and fierce conservatism, and both were influenced by the Romantic ideals of Dorothy's brother, William Wordsworth, and his friends. This book compares their upbringing and education, home lives and loves and, above all, their emotional and creative worlds. Original insights include a new discovery of serious depression suffered by Dorothy Wordsworth, a new and crucial discovery about Dorothy and William's relationship, and a critical look at the myths surrounding the man who stole Jane's heart.
THE KETO RESET DIET : REBOOT YOUR METABOLISM IN 21 DAYS AND BURN FAT FOREVER
"Learn how to make perhaps the most profound health and weight loss boosting lifestyle change you will ever make--transforming your body from carbohydrate dependency to become a fat burning beast."-- Provided by publisher.
LAST RESORT : THE FINANCIAL CRISIS AND THE FUTURE OF BAILOUTS
by Posner, Eric A., 1965- author.
338.543 POS
Eric A. Posner argues that bailouts, like those that took place during the 2008-2009 financial crisis, have happened in the past and that they are both "necessary and unavoidable in any modern capitalist or market-based system." Posner analyzes bailouts from economic, political, and legal angles.-- Provided by publisher.
LET YOUR MIND RUN : A MEMOIR OF THINKING MY WAY TO VICTORY
by Kastor, Deena, author.
796.42 KAS
"From an Olympic medalist runner and the record-holder in the women's marathon and half-marathon, a lyrical, inspirational memoir on how harnessing the power of the mind can unlock hidden potential Deena Kastor was a star youth runner with tremendous promise, yet her career almost ended after college. Her competitive method--run as hard as possible, all the time--brought her to the brink of burnout and fostered a frustration and negativity that threatened to obscure her success. On the verge of quitting, she took a chance and moved to the high altitudes of Alamosa, Colorado, where legendary coach Joe Vigil had started the first professional distance-running team. There she encountered what would become the dominant theme in her running career: the idea that building an elite runner meant developing the mind. Every gain in physical fitness would be dependent on and compounded by gains in mental fitness, which in turn depended on developing a mind-set that could marshal powerful forces of belief and confidence capable of conquering negativity in all its forms. Building a mind so strong would be a decade-long project, but it would propel Kastor to the pinnacle of running--to American records in every distance from the 5K to the marathon, and to America's first Olympic medal in the marathon in twenty years. Let Your Mind Run is a granular look inside the mind of an elite athlete, a remarkable story of achievement, and a fascinating primer on how the small steps of cultivating positivity can lead to outsize gains in performance"-- Provided by publisher.;"From an Olympic medalist runner and the record-holder in the women's marathon and half-marathon, a vividly inspirational memoir on using positive psychology and brain science to achieve unparalleled athletic success"-- Provided by publisher.
THE LIBRARY : A CATALOGUE OF WONDERS
by Kells, Stuart, author.
027.009 KEL
An author and book-trade historian describes his travels around the world to different types of libraries and discusses how he began to notice amazing and interesting patterns that replicated themselves in these collections over the centuries.
THE LIST : A WEEK-BY-WEEK RECKONING OF TRUMP
by Siskind, Amy, author.
973.933 SIS
"In the immediate aftermath of Donald Trump's election as president, Amy Siskind, a former Wall Street executive and co-founder of The New Agenda, began compiling a list of actions taken by the Trump regime that pose a threat to our democratic norms. Under the headline: 'Experts in authoritarianism advise to keep a list of things subtly changing around you, so you'll remember,' Siskind's Weekly List began as a project she shared with friends, but it soon went viral and now has more than half a million viewers every week. The List is the shocking first-draft history of the Trump regime and its clear authoritarian impulses."--Dust jacket.
LIVE WORK WORK WORK DIE : A JOURNEY INTO THE SAVAGE HEART OF SILICON VALLEY
At the height of the startup boom, journalist Corey Pein set out for Silicon Valley with little more than a smartphone and his wits. His goal: to learn how such an overhyped industry could possibly sustain itself as long as it has. But to truly understand the delirious reality of the tech entrepreneurs, he knew he would have to inhabit that perspectivehe would have to become an entrepreneur himself. Thus Pein begins his journeyskulking through gimmicky tech conferences, pitching his over-the-top business ideas to investors, and rooming with a succession of naive upstart programmers whose entire lives are managed by their employerswho work endlessly and obediently, never thinking to question their place in the system.
LOOK ALIVE OUT THERE : ESSAYS
by Crosley, Sloane, author.
814.6 CRO
The characteristic heart and punch-packing observations are back, but with a newfound coat of maturity. A thin coat. More of a blazer, really. Fans of I Was Told There'd Be Cake and How Did You Get This Number know Sloane Crosley's life as a series of relatable but madcap misadventures. In Look Alive Out There, whether it's scaling active volcanoes, crashing shivas, playing herself on Gossip Girl, befriending swingers, or squinting down the barrel of the fertility gun, Crosley continues to rise to the occasion with unmatchable nerve and electric one-liners. And as her subjects become more serious, her essays deliver not just laughs but lasting emotional heft and insight. Crosley has taken up the gauntlets thrown by her predecessors--Dorothy Parker, Nora Ephron, David Sedaris--and crafted something rare, affecting, and true. Look Alive Out There arrives on the tenth anniversary of I Was Told There'd be Cake, and Crosley's essays have managed to grow simultaneously more sophisticated and even funnier. And yet she's still very much herself, and it's great to have her back--and not a moment too soon (or late, for that matter).
LOVE AND DEATH IN THE SUNSHINE STATE : THE STORY OF A CRIME
by Wood, Cutter, author.
364.1523 WOO
"When the owner of a Florida motel goes missing, a writer who had been a guest at the motel becomes drawn into the investigation, carrying its facts beyond the actual case and into his own life"-- Provided by publisher.
MAKE TROUBLE : STANDING UP, SPEAKING OUT, AND FINDING THE COURAGE TO LEAD
"From Cecile Richards--the president of Planned Parenthood, daughter of the late Governor Ann Richards, featured speaker at the Women's March on Washington, and "the heroine of the resistance" (Vogue)--comes a story about learning to lead and make change, based on a lifetime of fighting for women's rights and social justice. Cecile Richards has been an activist since she was taken to the principal's office in seventh grade for wearing an armband in protest of the Vietnam War. Richards had an extraordinary girlhood in ultra-conservative Texas, where her hell-raising parents--her civil rights attorney father and political activist mother--taught their kids to be troublemakers. In the Richards household, the "dinner table was never for eating--it was for sorting precinct lists." She watched her mother, Ann, transform herself from a housewife to a force in American politics who made a name for herself as the straight-talking, truth-telling governor of Texas. But Richards also witnessed the pitfalls of public life that are unique to women, and the constant struggle to protect and expand equal rights--both exemplified by her marathon congressional testimony, where she held her own against hostile questions for five hours. As a young woman, Richards worked as a labor organizer alongside women earning a minimum wage, and learned that those in power don't give it up without a fight. Now, after years of advocacy, resistance, and progressive leadership, she shares her story for the first time--from the joy and heartbreak of activism to the challenges of raising kids, having a life, and making change, all at the same time. She shines a light on the people and lessons that have gotten her through good times and bad, and encourages readers to take risks, make mistakes, and make trouble along the way. Richards has dedicated her life to taking on injustice, and her memoir will inspire readers to hope and action"-- Provided by publisher.
MAKING THE ARAB WORLD : NASSER, QUTB, AND THE CLASH THAT SHAPED THE MIDDLE EAST
How the conflict between political Islamists and secular nationalists has shaped the history of the modern Middle East In 2013, just two years after the popular overthrow of Hosni Mubarak, the Egyptian military ousted the country's first democratically elected president--Mohamed Morsi of the Muslim Brotherhood--and subsequently led a brutal repression of the Islamist group. These bloody events echoed an older political rift in Egypt and the Middle East: the splitting of nationalists and Islamists during the rule of Egyptian president and Arab nationalist leader Gamal Abdel Nasser. In Making the Arab World, Fawaz Gerges, one of the world's leading authorities on the Middle East, tells how the clash between pan-Arab nationalism and pan-Islamism has shaped the history of the region from the 1920s to the present. Gerges tells this story through an unprecedented dual biography of Nasser and another of the twentieth-century Arab world's most influential figures--Sayyid Qutb, a leading member of the Muslim Brotherhood and the father of many branches of radical political Islam. Their deeply intertwined lives embody and dramatize the divide between Arabism and Islamism. Yet, as Gerges shows, beyond the ideological and existential rhetoric, this is a struggle over the state, its role, and its power. Based on a decade of research, including in-depth interviews with many leading figures in the story, Making the Arab World is essential reading for anyone who wants to understand the roots of the turmoil engulfing the Middle East, from civil wars to the rise of Al-Qaeda and ISIS.
THE MAN WHO CAUGHT THE STORM : THE LIFE OF LEGENDARY TORNADO CHASER TIM SAMARAS
At the turn of the twenty-first century, the tornado was one of the last true mysteries of the modern world. It was a monster that ravaged the American heartland a thousand times each year, yet science’s every effort to divine its inner workings had ended in failure. Researchers all but gave up, until the arrival of an outsider. In a field of PhDs, Tim Samaras didn’t attend a day of college in his life. He chased storms with brilliant tools of his own invention and pushed closer to the tornado than anyone else ever dared. When he achieved what meteorologists had deemed impossible, it was as if he had snatched the fire of the gods. Yet even as he transformed the field, Samaras kept on pushing. As his ambitions grew, so did the risks. And when he finally met his match—in a faceoff against the largest tornado ever recorded—it upended everything he thought he knew. Brantley Hargrove delivers a masterful tale, chronicling the life of Tim Samaras in all its triumph and tragedy. He takes readers inside the thrill of the chase, the captivating science of tornadoes, and the remarkable character of a man who walked the line between life and death in pursuit of knowledge. Following the tradition of Into Thin Air and The Perfect Storm, Hargrove’s debut offers an unforgettable exploration of obsession and the extremes of the natural world.
MARTHA
"Martha Stewart's lifelong love of flowers began at a young age, as she dug in and planted alongside her father in their family garden, growing healthy, beautiful blooms, every year. The indispensable lessons she learned then--and those she has since picked up from master gardeners--form the best practices she applies to her voluminous flower gardens today. For the first time, she compiles the wisdom of a lifetime spent gardening into a practical yet inspired book. Learn how and when to plant, nurture, and at the perfect time, cut from your garden. With lush blooms in hand, discover how to build stunning arrangements. Accompanied by beautiful photographs of displays in Martha's home, bursting with ideas, and covering every step from seed to vase, Martha's Flowers is a must-have handbook for flower gardeners and enthusiasts of all skill levels."--amazon.com
MORE THAN TRUE: THE WISDOM OF FAIRY TALES
by Bly, Robert, author.
398.2 BLY
"Few forms of storytelling have greater power to captivate the human mind than fairy tales, but where do these tales originate from, and what do they mean? Celebrated poet and bestselling author Robert Bly has been asking these questions throughout his career. Here Bly looks at six tales that have stood the test of time and have captivated the poet for decades, from "The Six Swans" to "The Frog Prince." Drawing on his own creative genius, and the work of a range of thinkers from Kirkegaard and Yeats to Freud and Jung, Bly turns these stories over in his mind to bring new meaning and illumination to these timeless tales. Along with illustrations of each story, the book features some of Bly's unpublished poetry, which peppers his lyric prose and offers a look inside the mind of an American master of letters in the twilight of his singular career" -- Provided by publisher.
MY AMERICAN DREAM : A LIFE OF LOVE, FAMILY, AND FOOD
by Bastianich, Lidia, author.
B BASTIANICH
The host of "Lidia's Kitchen" shares a memoir that traces her impoverished but loving upbringing under Tito's communist regime in Yugoslavia, her years as a refugee while trying to enter the United States, and her early start as a restaurant worker.
MY PATIENTS AND OTHER ANIMALS : A VETERINARIAN
A moving memoir of a life spent in the company of animals—a veterinarian sheds light on the universal experiences of illness, healing, and how we care for loved ones. The pursuit of a childhood dream has taken Suzy Fincham-Gray on a journey in veterinary medicine from pastoral farms on the English–Welsh border to emergency rooms in urban American animal hospitals, with thousands of stories collected along the way. In this unforgettable literary debut, she writes about some of the most emotionally challenging and rewarding cases of her career.
MY SOCIAL MEDIA FOR SENIORS
by Miller, Michael, 1958- author.
302.231 MIL
"Learn how to get the most out of social media! We've identified the essential skills you need to stay connected with the people you care about reconnect with old friends and classmates and share your life with loved ones near and far. Our crystal-clear instructions respect your smarts but never assume you're an expert. Big, colorful photos on nearly every page make this book incredibly easy to read and use!" -- Back cover.
THE MYTH OF THE NICE GIRL : ACHIEVING A CAREER YOU LOVE WITHOUT BECOMING A PERSON YOU HATE
Fran Hauser proves that women don't have to sacrifice their values or hide their authentic personalities in the name of success. Sharing a wealth of personal anecdotes and time-tested strategies, she shows how women can reclaim "nice" and sidestep regressive stereotypes about what a strong leader looks like. Her accessible advice and hard-won wisdom detail how to balance being empathetic with being decisive, how to rise above the double standards that can box you in, how to cultivate the kind of authentic confidence that projects throughout a room.
A NATION LIKE ALL OTHERS : A BRIEF HISTORY OF AMERICAN FOREIGN RELATIONS
Belief in the United States as a force for good in the world runs deep. Yet an honest consideration reveals a history marred by great crimes and ordinary errors, alongside many achievements and triumphs. In this comprehensive account of American foreign relations from the nation's founding through the present day, the diplomatic historian Warren I. Cohen calls attention to the uses--and abuses--of U.S. international leadership and the noble as well as the exploitative ends that American power has wrought. In A Nation Like All Others, Cohen offers a brisk, argumentative history that confronts the concept of American exceptionalism and decries the lack of moral imagination in American foreign policy. He begins with the foreign policy of colonial and post-revolutionary America, exploring interactions with European powers and Native Americans and the implications of slavery and westward expansion. He then traces the rise of American empire the nation's choices leading up to and in the wake of the First World War and World War II and renewed military involvement in foreign affairs. Cohen provides a long history of the Cold War, from its roots under Truman through the Korean and Vietnam Wars to the transformation of the international system under Reagan and Gorbachev. Finally, he surveys America's recent history in the Middle East, with particular attention to the mismanagement of the War on Terror and Abu Ghraib. Written with great depth of knowledge and moral clarity, A Nation Like All Others suggests that an unflinching look at the nation's past is America's best option to shape a better future.
THE NEUROSCIENTIST WHO LOST HER MIND : MY TALE OF MADNESS AND RECOVERY
"As a deadly cancer spread inside her brain, leading neuroscientist Barbara Lipska was plunged into madness--only to miraculously survive with her memories intact. In the tradition of My Stroke of Insight and Brain on Fire, this powerful memoir recounts her ordeal and explains its unforgettable lessons about the brain and mind. In January 2015, Barbara Lipska--a leading expert on the neuroscience of mental illness--was diagnosed with melanoma that had spread to her brain. Within months, her frontal lobe, the seat of cognition, began shutting down. She descended into madness, exhibiting dementia- and schizophrenia-like symptoms that terrified her family and coworkers. But miraculously, just as her doctors figured out what was happening, the immunotherapy they had prescribed began to work. Just eight weeks after her nightmare began, Lipska returned to normal. With one difference: she remembered her brush with madness with exquisite clarity. In The Neuroscientist Who Lost Her Mind, Lipska describes her extraordinary ordeal and its lessons about the mind and brain. She explains how mental illness, brain injury, and age can change our behavior, personality, cognition, and memory. She tells what it is like to experience these changes firsthand. And she reveals what parts of us remain, evenwhen so much else is gone"-- Provided by publisher.
NEVER REMEMBER : SEARCHING FOR STALIN
A haunting literary and visual journey deep into Russia's past -- and present. The Gulag was a monstrous network of labor camps that held and killed millions of prisoners from the 1930s to the 1950s. More than half a century after the end of Stalinist terror, the geography of the Gulag has been barely sketched and the number of its victims remains unknown. Has the Gulag been forgotten? Writer Masha Gessen and photographer Misha Friedman set out across Russia in search of the memory of the Gulag. They journey from Moscow to Sandarmokh, a forested site of mass executions during Stalin's Great Terror to the only Gulag camp turned into a museum, outside of the city of Perm in the Urals and to Kolyma, where prisoners worked in deadly mines in the remote reaches of the Far East. They find that in Vladimir Putin's Russia, where Stalin is remembered as a great leader, Soviet terror has not been forgotten: it was never remembered in the first place.
THE NEW FARM : OUR TEN YEARS ON THE FRONT LINES OF THE GOOD FOOD REVOLUTION
After years of working at the ends of the earth in human rights and development, Brent Preston and his wife were die-hard city dwellers. But when their second child arrived, the shine came off urban living. In 2003 they bought a hundred acres and a rundown farmhouse and set out to build a real farm, one that would sustain their family, nourish their community, heal their environment, and turn a profit. The New Farm is Preston’s memoir of a decade of grinding toil and perseverance. Farming is a complex and precarious business, and they made plenty of mistakes along the way. But as they learned how to grow food, and to succeed at the business of farming, they also found that a small, sustainable, organic farm could be an engine for change, a path to a more just and sustainable food system. Today, The New Farm supplies top restaurants, supports community food banks, hosts events with leading chefs, and grows extraordinary produce. Told with humor and heart, The New Farm is a joy, a passionate book by an important new voice--Amazon.com.
NEW POWER : HOW POWER WORKS IN OUR HYPERCONNECTED WORLD --AND HOW TO MAKE IT WORK FOR YOU
"For the vast majority of human history, the rules of power were clear. To get ahead or get things done, you mastered "old power": closed, inaccessible, and leader-driven. Once gained, old power is jealously guarded, and the powerful spend it carefully, like currency. But our ubiquitous connectivity has made possible a new form of power, one that operates differently, like a current. "New power" is power made by many it is open, participatory, and peer-driven. Like water or electricity, it is most forceful when it surges. The challenge with new power is not to hoard it but to channel it. New power is what fuels the rise of participatory platforms like Facebook and YouTube, peer-based services like Uber and Airbnb, and rapid-fire social movements like #BlackLivesMatter. It propelled the unlikely success of Barack Obama's 2008 campaign and the unlikelier victory of Donald Trump in 2016. And it gives ISIS its power to propagate its brand and distribute its violence. Even old power institutions like the papacy, NASA, and LEGO have figured out how to channel new power to stage improbable reinventions. In New Power, the social visionaries Jeremy Heimans and Henry Timms provide the tools for using new power to successfully spread an idea, lead a movement, or build a career in the twenty-first century. Drawing on examples from business, politics, popular culture, and social justice, they explain the new world we live in--a world of crowds, chaos, and hyperconnection. A world in which, more and more, everyone expects to participate"-- Provided by publisher.
NIGHT SCHOOL
by Dennis, Carl, author.
811.54 DEN
"The poems in Carl Dennis's thirteenth collection are informed by an engagement with a world not fully accessible to the light of day, a world that can only be known with help from the imagination, whether we focus on ourselves, on people close at hand, or on the larger society. Only if we imagine alternatives to our present selves, Dennis suggests, can we begin to grasp who we are. Only if we imagine what is hidden from us about the lives of others can those lives begin to seem whole. Only if we can conceive of a social world different from the one we seem to inhabit can we begin to make sense of the country we call our own. To read these poems is to find ourselves invited into a dialogue between what is present and what is absent that proves surprising and enlarging"-- Provided by publisher.
NOBODY
by Smyth, J. E., 1977- author.
384.8082 SMY
"Disillusioned with what the American film industry had become by the 1970s, Bette Davis remembered a time when "women owned Hollywood." This book is their story. Historian J.E. Smyth challenges the belief, reinforced in too many histories and public comments, that feminism died between 1930 and 1950, that women were not important within the Hollywood studio system, that male directors called all the shots, and that the most important Hollywood writer you should know about is Dalton Trumbo"-- Provided by publisher.
NORTH : FINDING MY WAY WHILE RUNNING THE APPALACHIAN TRAIL
by Jurek, Scott, 1973- author.
796.4252 JUR
Menno Schilthuizen is one of a growing number of "urban ecologists" studying how our manmade environments are accelerating and changing the evolution of the animals and plants around us. In Darwin Comes to Town, he takes us around the world for an up-close look at just how stunningly flexible and swift-moving natural selection can be.
ON GRAND STRATEGY
by Gaddis, John Lewis, author.
355.4 GAD
Distilled from the Yale University seminar, "Studies in Grand Strategy," a master class in strategic thinking surveys statecraft from the ancient Greeks through FDR and beyond as vital historical lessons for future world leaders.
OUR 50-STATE BORDER CRISIS : HOW THE MEXICAN BORDER FUELS THE DRUG EPIDEMIC IN AMERICA
"From one of America's most prominent philanthropists, an eye-opening, myth-busting new perspective on the crisis at the U.S.-Mexico border. Howard G. Buffett has seen first-hand the devastating impact of cheap Mexican heroin and other opiate cocktails across America. Fueled by failing border policies and lawlessness in Mexico and Central America, drugs are pouring over the nation's southern border in record quantities, turning Americans into addicts and migrants into drug mules--and killing us in record numbers. People often talk about America's insecure borders and our raging opioid crisis as if they are separate issues. To Buffett, a landowner on the U.S. border with Mexico and, after five years as a sworn law enforcement officer, now the sheriff of Macon County, Illinois, the two are intimately connected. Ineffective border policies not only put residents in border states like Texas and Arizona in harm's way, they put American lives in states such as Oregon, Pennsylvania, and Vermont at risk. Mexican cartels have grown astonishingly powerful by exploiting both the gaps in our border security strategy and the desperation of migrants--all while profiting enormously off America's growing addiction to drugs. The solution isn't a wall. In this groundbreaking and vivid book, Buffett takes readers to the rugged terrain of the Arizona and Texas border country, where the drama and heartbreak of drug smuggling and migrant crossings play out every day. He also takes us to Mexico and El Salvador, showing how devastating poverty and cartel violence spur migration. Supplemented by sixteen pages of Buffett's own photography, [this book] outlines a realistic, effective, and bipartisan approach to fighting cartels, strengthening our national security, and tackling the roots of the chaos south of the border."--Dust jacket.
PARIS PICNIC CLUB : MORE THAN 100 RECIPES TO SAVOR AND SHARE
by Peerhabi, Shaheen, author.
641.5944 PEE
"In this charmingly illustrated book, Shaheen and Jennie offer a collection of their favorite recipes, taking inspiration from the diverse cusines of Paris." -- from publisher.
A PASSIONATE JOURNEY : A MEMOIR
by Mann, Robert, 1920-2018, author.
B MANN
Robert Mann has been a legendary force in music for seventy years. As founder and first violinist of the Juilliard String Quartet in 1946, he brought an astonishing new sense of energy to chamber music worldwide. A Passionate Journey traces Mann's career as performer, and as composer and devoted teacher through essays, letters, lectures and transcribed interviews.
THE PEOPLE VS  DEMOCRACY : WHY OUR FREEDOM IS IN DANGER AND HOW TO SAVE IT
From India to Turkey, from Poland to the United States, authoritarian populists have seized power. Two core components of liberal democracy--individual rights and the popular will--are at war, putting democracy itself at risk. In plain language, Yascha Mounk describes how we got here, where we need to go, and why there is little time left to waste.-- Provided by publisher
THE PLANT MESSIAH : ADVENTURES IN SEARCH OF THE WORLD
In The Plant Messiah, Magdalena takes readers from the Amazon to the jungles of Mauritius to deep within the Australian Outback in search of the rare and the vulnerable. Back in the lab, we watch as he develops groundbreaking, left-field techniques for rescuing species from extinction, encouraging them to propagate and thrive once again. Along the way, he offers moving, heartfelt stories about the secrets contained within these incredible organisms.
PLAYING THE GAME : CREATE YOUR LEGACY AND PRESERVE YOUR ESTATE FOR FUTURE GENERATIONS
Personal wealth isn’t the only purpose of hard work and investment it’s also important to be able to pass wealth on to one’s children and grandchildren. Wealth transfer and distribution is a game, and if played poorly―or if it is not realized a game is being played―one’s fortune can be eaten away by a combination of poor investments and unfair taxation. Written by a financial advisor with decades of experience, Playing the Game prepares people for the game of Wealth Transfer and Distribution, enabling them to pass on their fortune intact so that future generations may enjoy it.
THE PRACTICAL STEP-BY-STEP GUIDE TO PATIO, TERRACE, BACKYARD & COURTYARD GARDENING : AN INSPIRING SOURCEBOOK OF CLASSIC AND CONTEMPORARY GARDEN DESIGNS, WITH IDEAS AND TECHNIQUES TO SUIT ENCLOSED OUTDOOR SPACES OF EVERY SHAPE AND SIZE
"This beautiful and practical new book is packed with creative ideas for making a successful outside courtyard space. The courtyard is typically an open area surrounded by walls or buildings, and can range from a tiny backyard, an urban terrace or patio area with small-scale gardening, to a more expansively sized area of garden with defined borders. An introductory section gives advice on assessing a site, freshening up existing tired elements and basic planting techniques. Successive chapters on Traditional Lines, Mediterranean Moods, Outdoor Rooms, Productive Spaces, Contemplative Retreats and Contemporary Spaces each look at flooring, walls and screens, plants and containers, ornament and water features, and lighting. Inspirational examples of garden locations are presented, alongside step-by-step methods to explain some of the techniques and features shown. Enclosed outside spaces have tremendous design potential, but require a disciplined approach so that the elements used link fluidly to each other. Each chapter includes a case study with a detailed colour plan explaining the dynamics of the different designed spaces, and describing how specific elements were achieved, such as building a slate path or producing a wall stencil. The structure of the book is highly adaptable so that you can use the practical design ideas within the named style, or mix and match, adapt and develop them to give a personal interpretation. The plant directory gives a comprehensive listing of planting options, each entry complete with propagation, growth patterns, and ideal conditions. The final section on maintenance shows how to keep your courtyard looking its best, including deadheading, watering techniques and repainting fencing and trellis. Over 800 stunning photographs and helpful illustrated garden plans and diagrams make this beautiful book both an inspired armchair read and a practical how-to manual. If you have a space to design from scratch or one that needs an overhaul, here are all the ideas and tools you need in orde
PRETTY MESS
by Jayne, Erika, author.
B JAYNE
"Without her alter-ego Erika Jayne, Erika Girardi says she'd just be "another rich bitch with a plane"--so get ready for the dishy, tell-all memoir from show-stopping performer, model, singer, and beloved star of The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, Erika Jayne. Erika Jayne didn't make it this far by holding back. Now, in her first-ever memoir, the fan favorite star of Bravo's The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills bares her heart, mind, and soul. In Pretty Mess, Erika spills on every aspect of her life: from her rise to fame as a daring and fiery pop/dance performer and singer to her decision to accept a role on reality television to the ups and downs of family life (including her marriage to famed lawyer Tom Girardi, thirty-three years her senior). There's much more to Erika Jayne than fans see on The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills. Pretty Mess is her opportunity to dig deep and tell her many-layered, unique, and inspiring life story. As fun and fearless as its author, this fascinating memoir proves once and for all why Erika Jayne is so beloved: she's strong, confident, genuine, and here to tell all!"-- Provided by publisher.
PROMOTING INDIVIDUAL AND COMMUNITY HEALTH AT YOUR LIBRARY
by Flaherty, Mary Grace, 1960- author.
025.2761 FLA
PROSECUTION STORIES
by Gershman, Bennett L., author.
345.0504 GER
"As a former prosecutor, the author uses actual case stories, some famous cases and many ordinary ones, to show how prosecutors use and sometimes abuse their extraordinary power to convict wrongdoers while operating within an array of legal and ethical standards"-- Page [4] of cover.
PYTHON WITHOUT FEAR : A BEGINNER
by Overland, Brian, 1958- author.
005.133 OVE
THE RECOVERING : INTOXICATION AND ITS AFTERMATH
by Jamison, Leslie, 1983- author.
362.2918 JAM
Presents an exploration of addiction that blends memoir, cultural history, literary criticism, and journalistic reportage to analyze the role of stories in conveying the addiction experience, sharing insights based on the lives of artists whose achievements were shaped by addiction.
RESCUE BOARD : THE UNTOLD STORY OF AMERICA
"America has long been criticized for refusing to give harbor to the Jews of Europe as Hitler and the Nazis closed in. Now a U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum scholar tells the extraordinary story of the War Refugee Board, President Franklin D. Roosevelt's little-known effort late in the war to save the Jews who remained. In January 1944, a young Treasury lawyer named John Pehle accompanied his boss to a meeting with the president. For more than a decade, the Jews of Germany had sought refuge in the United States and had been stymied by Congress's harsh immigration policy. Now the State Department was refusing to authorize relief funds Pehle wanted to use to help Jews escape Nazi territory. At the meeting, Pehle made his best case--and prevailed. Within days, FDR created the War Refugee Board, empowering it to rescue the victims of Nazi persecution, and put John Pehle in charge. Over the next twenty months, Pehle pulled together a team of D.C. pencil pushers, international relief workers, pirates, diplomats, millionaires, confidence men, and rabble-rousers to run operations across four continents and a dozen countries. Together, they tricked the Nazis, forged identity papers, smuggled food into concentration camps, recruited spies, leaked news stories, negotiated ransoms, and funneled millions of dollars into Europe. They bought weapons for the French Resistance and ships to transport Romanian refugees to Palestine. Altogether, they saved tens of thousands of lives. In Rescue Board, U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum scholar Rebecca Erbelding uses unrivaled access to archival materials and fresh interviews with survivors to tell the dramatic unknown story of America's last-ditch effort to save the Jews of Europe"-- Provided by publisher.
RESURRECTING THE SHARK : A SCIENTIFIC OBSESSION AND THE MAVERICKS WHO SOLVED THE MYSTERY A 270-MILLION-YEAR-OLD FOSSIL
In 1993, Alaskan artist and paleo-shark enthusiast Ray Troll stumbled upon the weirdest fossil he had ever seen―a platter-sized spiral of tightly wound shark teeth. This chance encounter in the basement of the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County sparked Troll’s obsession with Helicoprion, a mysterious monster from deep time. In 2010, tattooed undergraduate student and returning Iraq War veteran Jesse Pruitt became seriously smitten with a Helicoprion fossil in a museum basement in Idaho. These two bizarre-shark disciples found each other, and an unconventional band of collaborators grew serendipitously around them, determined to solve the puzzle of the mysterious tooth whorl once and for all.
RICHARD III : ENGLAND
by Skidmore, Chris, 1981- author.
B RICHARD III
From acclaimed historian Chris Skidmore comes the authoritative biography of Richard III, England’s most controversial king, a man alternately praised as a saint and cursed as a villain. Richard III is one of English history’s best known and least understood monarchs. Immortalized by Shakespeare as a hunchbacked murderer, the discovery in 2012 of his skeleton in a Leicester parking lot re-ignited debate over the true character of England’s most controversial king. Richard was born into an age of brutality, when civil war gripped the land and the Yorkist dynasty clung to the crown with their fingertips. Was he really a power-crazed monster who killed his nephews, or the victim of the first political smear campaign conducted by the Tudors? In the first full biography of Richard III for fifty years, Chris Skidmore draws on new manuscript evidence to reassess Richard’s life and times. Richard III examines in intense detail Richard’s inner nature and his complex relations with those around him to unravel the mystery of the last English monarch to die on the battlefield.
THE RISE AND FALL OF THE DINOSAURS : A NEW HISTORY OF A LOST WORLD
A sweeping narrative scientific history that tells the epic story of the dinosaurs, examining their origins, their habitats, their extinction, and their living legacy.
THE ROAD TO UNFREEDOM : RUSSIA, EUROPE, AMERICA
by Snyder, Timothy, author.
320.53 SNY
"From the author of On Tyranny comes a stunning new chronicle of the rise of authoritarianism from Russia to Europe and America. With the end of the Cold War, the victory of liberal democracy was thought to be final. Observers declared the end of history, confident in a peaceful, globalized future. This faith was misplaced. Authoritarianism returned to Russia, as Putin found fascist ideas that could be used to justify rule by the wealthy. In the 2010s, it has spread from east to west, aided by Russian warfare in Ukraine and cyberwar and information war in Europe and the United States. Russia found allies among nationalists, oligarchs, and radicals everywhere, and its drive to dissolve Western institutions, states, and values found resonance within the West itself. The rise of populism, the British vote against the EU, and the election of Donald Trump were all Russian goals, but their achievement reveals the vulnerability of Western societies and the uncertain character of Western political order. This fundamental challenge to democracy presents an opportunity to better understand the pillars of our own political order. In this forceful and unsparing work of contemporary history, based on vast research as well as personal reporting, Snyder goes beyond the headlines to expose the true nature of the threat to democracy and law. By revealing the stark choices before us--between equality or oligarchy, individuality or totality, truth and falsehood--Snyder restores our understanding of the basis of our way of life, offering a way forward in a time of terrible uncertainty"--Provided by publisher.
ROCKET MEN : THE DARING ODYSSEY OF APOLLO 8 AND THE ASTRONAUTS WHO MADE MAN
Shares the inside story of the dangerous Apollo 8 mission, focusing on the lives of astronaut heroes Frank Borman, Jim Lovell, and Bill Anders, while illuminating the political factors that prompted the decision to risk lives to save the Apollo program and define the space race.
SAMS TEACH YOURSELF JAVA IN 24 HOURS
by Cadenhead, Rogers, author.
005.2762 CAD
This expanded and updated edition teaches Java 8 as a first programming language, through short, simple chapters that can be completed in no more than an hour each.
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.
SECRET EMPIRES : HOW THE AMERICAN POLITICAL CLASS HIDES CORRUPTION AND ENRICHES FAMILY AND FRIENDS
Corruption has created a crisis of confidence in our government. In recent surveys, three out of four Americans believe that there is ''widespread government corruption,'' and only nineteen percent of the American people trust the federal government to do the right thing. New York Times bestselling author Peter Schweizer has been fighting this scourge. In Throw Them All Out he exposed insider trading on the stock market by members of congress, leading to the passage of the STOCK act. In Extortion, he exposed how politicians use mafia-like tactics to enrich themselves. And in Clinton Cash, he revealed the Clintons' massive money machine. Now, he turns his investigations towards a new way that politicians take advantage of their offices. -- Amazon description.
THE SECRET HISTORY OF THE JERSEY DEVIL : HOW QUAKERS, HUCKSTERS, AND BENJAMIN FRANKLIN CREATED A MONSTER
"Legend has it that in 1735, a witch named Mother Leeds gave birth to a horrifying monster--a deformed flying horse with glowing red eyes--that flew up the chimney of her New Jersey home and disappeared into the Pine Barrens. Ever since, this nightmarish beast has haunted those woods, presaging catastrophe and frightening innocent passersby--or so the story goes. In The Secret History of the Jersey Devil, Brian Regal and Frank J. Esposito examine the genesis of this popular myth, which is also one of the oldest monster legends in the United States. According to Regal and Esposito, everything you think you know about the Jersey Devil is wrong. The real story of the Jersey Devil's birth is far more interesting, complex, and important than most people--believers and skeptics alike--realize. Leaving the Pine Barrens, Regal and Esposito turn instead to the varied political and cultural roots behind the Devil's creation. Fascinating and lively, this book finds the origins of New Jersey's favorite monster not in witchcraft or an unnatural liaison between woman and devil but in the bare-knuckled political fights and religious upheavals of colonial America. A product of innuendo and rumor, as well as scandal and media hype, the Jersey Devil enjoys a rich history involving land grabs, astrological predictions, mermaids and dinosaur bones, sideshows, Napoleon Bonaparte's brother, a cross-dressing royal governor, and Founding Father Benjamin Franklin. Providing a complete reappraisal of an old and popular legend, this book will entertain readers interested in colonial America, the history of New Jersey, or cryptozoology"-- Provided by publisher.
SEE WHAT CAN BE DONE : ESSAYS, CRITICISM, AND COMMENTARY
by Moore, Lorrie, author.
801.95 MOO
"...more than fifty prose pieces, gathered together for the first time, by one of America's most revered and admired novelists and short-story writers, whose articles, essays, and cultural commentary..." -- Book jacket.
THE SELF-EMPLOYMENT SURVIVAL GUIDE : PROVEN STRATEGIES TO SUCCEED AS YOUR OWN BOSS
The Self-Employment Survival Guide paints a comprehensive picture of what it’s like to be your own boss. The joys of self-employment are included along with key behaviors essential to success. Covering topics like securing business, working with clients, managing schedules, and more, this work is for anyone who is or is considering self-employment.
SHARP : THE WOMEN WHO MADE AN ART OF HAVING AN OPINION
by Dean, Michelle, 1979- author.
810.9928 DEA
SHOW TRIAL : HOLLYWOOD, HUAC, AND THE BIRTH OF THE BLACKLIST
by Doherty, Thomas Patrick, author.
973.918 DOH
SKIN IN THE GAME : HIDDEN ASYMMETRIES IN DAILY LIFE
by Taleb, Nassim Nicholas, 1960- author.
302.12 TAL
The phrase "skin in the game" is one we have often heard but have rarely stopped to truly dissect. It is the backbone of risk management, but it's also an astonishingly complex worldview that, as Nassim Nicholas Taleb shows in this book, applies to literally all aspects of our lives. In his inimitable style, Taleb pulls on everything from Antaeus the Giant to Hammurabi to Donald Trump to Seneca to the ethics of disagreement to create a jaw-dropping tapestry for understanding our world in a brand new way.
SMALL GAS ENGINE REPAIR
by Dempsey, Paul, author.
621.434 DEM
SOMETHING WONDERFUL : RODGERS AND HAMMERSTEIN
"Even before they joined forces, Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II had written dozens of Broadway shows, but together they pioneered a new art form: the serious musical play. Their songs and dance numbers served to advance the drama and reveal character, a sharp break from the past and the template on which all future musicals would be built. [This is a portrait of that creative partnership]"--Amazon.com.
THE SOUL OF BASKETBALL : THE EPIC SHOWDOWN BETWEEN LEBRON, KOBE, DOC, AND DIRK THAT SAVED THE NBA
A chronicle of the transformations throughout the NBA that played out during the 2010-2011 season traces the particular stories of LeBron James, Kobe Bryant, Doc Rivers, Dirk Nowitzki and other stars who were at the forefront of significant league changes.
SOUL OF THE SEA IN THE AGE OF ALGORITHM : HOW TECH STARTUPS CAN HEAL OUR OCEANS
This publication draws upon the fields of science, economics and business strategy to chart the future of humankind's relationship to the ocean. A healthy ocean provides the basis for a prosperous world, and oceans have been largely ignored as a driver of human well-being until now. Ocean health has been in a serious state of decline for the past 100 years from a range of pressures including human population growth, energy consumption and use of natural resources. Humanity will exceed the resources and environmental conditions necessary to exist, within the next century if nothing changes. Solutions to these challenges lie not only in traditional resource conservation management, but in new fields of technology, governance and innovation.
A SPY IN CANAAN : HOW THE FBI USED A FAMOUS PHOTOGRAPHER TO INFILTRATE THE CIVIL RIGHTS MOVEMENT
The story of the double life of famed civil rights photographer Ernest Withers--and how a closely guarded government secret finally came to light, told by the journalist who broke the story. Ernest Withers captured some of the most iconic moments of the Civil Rights Movement -- from the rare photo of Martin Luther King, Jr. in repose to the haunting photo of Emmet Till's great-uncle pointing an accusing finger at Till's killers. He was trusted and beloved by King's inner circle, and had a front row seat to history. But what most people don't know is that Withers was an informant for the FBI -- and his photos helped the Bureau identify and surveil the era's greatest figures. This book explores the life, complex motivations, and legacy of this fascinating figure.
STEGOSAURUS : AN EXTRAORDINARY SPECIMEN AND THE SECRETS IT REVEALS
by Barrett, Paul M. (Paleontologist), author.
567.9153 BAR
"The incredible dinosaur that dominates the Earth Hall of the Natural History Museum [in London] is the most intact Stegosaurus fossil skeleton ever found. Measuring nearly six meters long from head to tail, around 90% of the animal -- nicknamed Sophie -- is preserved, making it both incredibly rare and valuable. This is the story of Sophie's dramatic discovery in the hills of Wyoming, USA and her journey to the high tech laboratories of the Natural History Museum, where her arrival led to the first detailed study of a Stegosaurus for almost 100 years. This books sheds new light on this iconic but poorly understood dinosaur species"--Amazon.
SUGAR : THE WORLD CORRUPTED : FROM SLAVERY TO OBESITY
by Walvin, James, author.
664.109 WAL
How did a simple commodity, once the prized monopoly of kings and princes, become an essential ingredient in the lives of millions, before mutating yet again into the cause of a global health epidemic? Prior to 1600, sugar was a costly luxury, the domain of the rich. But with the rise of the sugar colonies in the New World over the following century, sugar became cheap, ubiquitous and an everyday necessity. Less than fifty years ago, few people suggested that sugar posed a global health problem. And yet today, sugar is regularly denounced as a dangerous addiction, on a par with tobacco. While sugar consumption remains higher than ever—in some countries as high as 100 lbs per head per year—some advertisements even proudly proclaim that their product contains no sugar. How did sugar grow from prize to pariah? Acclaimed historian James Walvin looks at the history of our collective sweet tooth, beginning with the sugar grown by enslaved people who had been uprooted and shipped vast distances to undertake the grueling labor on plantations. The combination of sugar and slavery would transform the tastes of the Western world. Masterfully insightful and probing, James Walvin reveals the relationship between society and sweetness over the past two centuries—and how it explains our conflicted relationship with sugar today.
SWELL : A SAILING SURFER
by Clark, Liz, (Sailor) author.
B CLARK
In 2006, Liz Clark decided to follow the path that surfing, sailing and love of the ocean had presented to her. Embarking on an adventure that most only dream of taking, she set sail from Santa Barbara, solo, headed to the South Pacific. Nine years later she is still following her path in search of surf and self and the beauty and inspiration that lies beyond the beaten path. In stories overflowing with epic waves and at the whim of the weather, Liz captures her voyage in gripping detail, telling tales of self awareness, solitude, connection to the earth, and really great surf spots.
A TABLE IN VENICE : RECIPES FROM MY HOME
by McAlpine, Skye, author.
641.5945 MCA
Learn how to cook traditional Italian dishes as well as reinvented favorites, and bring Venice to life in your kitchen with these 100 Northern Italian recipes. Traveling by gondola, enjoying creamy risi e bisi for lunch, splashing through streets that flood when the tide is high—this is everyday life for Skye McAlpine. She has lived in Venice for most of her life, moving there from London when she was six years old, and she’s learned from years of sharing meals with family and neighbors how to cook the Venetian way. Try your hand at Bigoli with Creamy Walnut Sauce, Scallops on the Shell with Pistachio Gratin, Grilled Radicchio with Pomegranate, and Chocolate and Amaretto Custard.
TEEN ACTIVITY PACK  #1 NATURE WALK
A themed kit containing various items, including books, equipment, and hands-on activities.
THIS IS HOME : THE ART OF SIMPLE LIVING
by Walton, Natalie, author.
747 WAL
This Is Home is about simple living - how to focus on our values to create authentic homes full of meaning and joy. Natalie Walton steps inside fifteen homes across the world to meet the people who made them, and discover whether there is some universality to what makes us happy in the spaces we inhabit. Filled with beautiful photography, transporting stories and practical advice, This Is Home reminds and inspires us to nurture the space that helps make our lives possible.
THIS IS ME : LOVING THE PERSON YOU ARE TODAY
by Metz, Chrissy, 1980- author.
791.4502 MET
"A book of inspirational and spiritual life lessons from the star of NBC's "This Is Us" examines the role of authenticity and sincerity in her successes, encouraging readers to claim their rightful places in a world that constantly undermines individuals."
THIS IS THE YEAR I PUT MY FINANCIAL LIFE IN ORDER
by Schwartz, John, author.
332.024 SCH
John Schwartz and his wife, Jeanne, are pre-retirement workers of an economic class well above the poverty line, but well below the one percent. Sharing his own alternately harrowing and hilarious stories₇from his brush with financial ruin and bankruptcy in his thirties to his short-lived budgeted diet of cafeteria french fries and gravy₇John will walk you through his own journey to financial literacy, which he admittedly started a bit late. He covers everything from investments to retirement and insurance to wills (at fifty-eight, he didn't have one!), medical directives and more. Whether you're a college grad wanting to start out on the right foot or you're approaching retirement age and still wondering what a 401(K) is,--will help you become your own best financial adviser.
TIGER WOODS
by Benedict, Jeff, author.
B WOODS
Based on years of reporting and interviews with more than 250 people from every corner of Tiger Woods’s life—many of whom have never spoken about him on the record before—a sweeping, revelatory, and defining biography of an American icon.
TO THE PROMISED LAND : MARTIN LUTHER KING AND THE FIGHT FOR ECONOMIC JUSTICE
Goes beyond popularized views of Martin Luther King, Jr., to explore his committed advocacy of the poor, the working class ,and unions, as well as his views about nonviolent resistance to all forms of oppression, particularly economic inequality.
TRUE STORIES FROM AN UNRELIABLE WITNESS : A FEMINIST COMING OF AGE
A collection of interrelated personal stories by the actress best known for her work on such productions as "Chicago Hope" and "The Blacklist" focuses on the milestones of her childhood, early career, and midlife while reflecting on the realities of being a woman in Hollywood.
TRUST WOMEN : A PROGRESSIVE CHRISTIAN ARGUMENT FOR REPRODUCTIVE JUSTICE
by Peters, Rebecca Todd, author.
362.1988 PET
"In an age where Roe v. Wade is in danger of being overturned, a minister and ethicist offers a Christian defense of abortion, arguing that we need to trust women to make moral decisions about their pregnancies, their families, and their futures. Unplanned pregnancy and abortion are a normal part of women's reproductive lives: roughly one-third of US women will have an abortion by age forty-five, and fifty to sixty percent of the women who have abortions were using birth control during the month that they got pregnant. Yet women who have abortions are shamed and judged for their actions, and safe access to abortion is under relentless assault. In this carefully reasoned and powerful book, Christian ethicist Rebecca Todd Peters argues that abortion is not the problem. The problem is our inability to trust women to act as rational, capable, responsible moral agents who must weigh the concrete moral question of how to respond to a particular unplanned pregnancy. When we move away from a debate requiring women to justify ending a pregnancy, Peters writes, and toward a debate that considers the broader social problems and questions that shape women's reproductive lives, and the lives of their children, we will have created a public policy debate that is asking the right questions. In an age in which women's reproductive rights are increasingly under attack, Peter's stirring defense of abortion as an ethical choice is necessary reading"-- Provided by publisher.
THE TRUTH ABOUT ANIMALS : STONED SLOTHS, LOVELORN HIPPOS, AND OTHER TALES FROM THE WILD SIDE OF WILDLIFE
A tour of some of the basest instincts and vice-related mysteries of the animal world includes profiles of drunken moose, cheating penguins, lazy worker ants, and other oddities.
TWO SISTERS : A FATHER, HIS DAUGHTERS, AND THEIR JOURNEY INTO THE SYRIAN JIHAD
The riveting story of two sisters' journey to the Islamic State and the father who tries to bring them home. Asne Seierstad puts the problem of radicalization into painfully human terms, using instant messages and other primary sources to reconstruct a family's crisis from the inside. Eventually, she takes us into the hellscape of the Syrian civil war, as Sadiq risks his life in pursuit of his daughters, refusing to let them disappear into the maelstrom. This is a relentless thriller and a feat of reporting with profound lessons about belief, extremism, and the meaning of devotion.
URSULA K  LE GUIN : CONVERSATIONS ON WRITING
by Le Guin, Ursula K., 1929-2018, author.
813.54 LEG
In a series of interviews with David Naimon, Le Guin discusses craft, aesthetics, and philosophy in her fiction, poetry, and nonfiction works. The discussions provide ample advice and guidance for writers of every level, but also give Le Guin a chance to to sound off on some of her favorite subjects: the genre wars, the patriarchy, the natural world, and what, in her opinion, makes for great writing. With excerpts from her own books and those that she looked to for inspiration, this volume is a treat for Le Guin's longtime readers, a perfect introduction for those first approaching her writing, and a tribute to her incredible life and work.
VEGAN 100 : OVER 100 INCREDIBLE RECIPES FROM AVANT-GARDE VEGAN
A collection of tempting vegan recipes features such dishes as maple "pumpkin pie" pancakes, parsnip and lentil soup, katsu tofu burger, smoked pea and chickpea pizza, sweet potato fries, and chocolate truffles.
VICTORIOUS CENTURY : THE UNITED KINGDOM, 1800-1906
by Cannadine, David, 1950- author.
941.081 CAN
WHAT TO EXPECT® BEFORE YOU
by Murkoff, Heidi Eisenberg, author.
618.2 MUR
"It's a cover-to-cover revision of America's bestselling guide to getting pregnant, with updated information about genetic screening, ovulation tracking, fertility treatments, and risks like Zika. What to Expect Before You're Expecting, with over 250,000 copies in print, has everything that eager-to-be moms and dads need to know about getting pregnant, from getting their bodies ready to make a healthy baby to getting that healthy baby on board faster. You'll find baby-friendly foods to order up (say yes to yams) fertility-busters to avoid (see you later, saturated fat) how to pinpoint ovulation, time baby-making sex, keep on-demand sex sexy, and separate conception fact--it takes the average couple up to 12 months to make a baby--from myth--position matters. With the latest on health insurance coverage, preconception travel and the Zika virus, sex selection techniques, antidepressants, and information on family-building options for single women and same-sex couples. Plus, for the 1 in 8 couples who experience infertility, the latest on both low-tech and cutting-edge fertility treatments, from medications to IVF and surrogacy. It's everything you need to know for that baby-making adventure"-- Provided by publisher.

 

 

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