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"FRANKLY, WE DID WIN THIS ELECTION" : THE INSIDE STORY OF HOW TRUMP LOST
"Michael C. Bender, senior White House reporter for the Wall Street Journal, presents a deeply reported account of the 2020 presidential campaign that details how Donald J. Trump became the first incumbent in three decades to lose reelection—and the only one whose defeat culminated in a violent insurrection."-- Dust jacket.
"I HAVE NOTHING TO HIDE" : AND 20 OTHER MYTHS ABOUT SURVEILLANCE AND PRIVACY
"Dispels widespread myths about mass surveillance, privacy, and autonomy in the digital age"-- Provided by publisher.
(RE)BORN IN THE USA : AN ENGLISHMAN
"One-half of the celebrated Men in Blazers duo, longtime culture and soccer commentator Roger Bennett traces the origins of his love affair with America, and how he went from a depraved, pimply faced Jewish boy in 1980's Liverpool to become the quintessential Englishman in New York"-- Provided by publisher.
101 LAW FORMS FOR PERSONAL USE
Get it in writing with Nolo's 101 Law Forms for Personal Use. Covering everything from promissory notes to planning an estate, this comprehensive collection of ready-to-use documents helps you protect your legal rights and avoid costly disputes.
ABOUT TIME : A HISTORY OF CIVILIZATION IN TWELVE CLOCKS
by Rooney, David, 1974- author.
681.113 ROO
"A captivating, surprising history of timekeeping and how it has shaped our world. For thousands of years, people of all cultures have made and used clocks, from the city sundials of ancient Rome to the medieval water clocks of imperial China, hourglasses fomenting revolution in the Middle Ages, the Stock Exchange clock of Amsterdam in 1611, Enlightenment observatories in India, and the high-precision clocks circling the Earth on a fleet of GPS satellites that have been launched since 1978. Clocks have helped us navigate the world and build empires, and have even taken us to the brink of destruction. Elites have used them to wield power, make money, govern citizens, and control lives-and sometimes the people have used them to fight back. Through the stories of twelve clocks, About Time brings pivotal moments from the past vividly to life. Historian and lifelong clock enthusiast David Rooney takes us from the unveiling of al-Jazari's castle clock in 1206, in present-day Turkey to the Cape of Good Hope observatory at the southern tip of Africa, where nineteenth-century British government astronomers moved the gears of empire with a time ball and a gun to the burial of a plutonium clock now sealed beneath a public park in Osaka, where it will keep time for 5,000 years. Rooney shows, through these artifacts, how time has been imagined, politicized, and weaponized over the centuries-and how it might bring peace. Ultimately, he writes, the technical history of horology is only the start of the story. A history of clocks is a history of civilization"-- Provided by publisher.
ACROSS THE AIRLESS WILDS : THE LUNAR ROVER AND THE TRIUMPH OF THE FINAL MOON LANDINGS
"In this follow-up to the acclaimed New York Times bestseller Chesapeake Requiem, Earl Swift rediscovers the final three Apollo Moon landings, arguing that these overlooked missions-distinguished by the use of the revolutionary Lunar Roving Vehicle-were the pinnacle of human exploration"-- Provided by publisher.
AFTER COOLING : ON FREON, GLOBAL WARMING, AND THE TERRIBLE COST OF COMFORT
"Interweaves the science and history of the powerful refrigerant (and dangerous greenhouse gas) Freon with a haunting meditation on how to live meaningfully and morally in a rapidly heating world"-- Provided by publisher.
AGAINST WHITE FEMINISM : NOTES ON DISRUPTION
by Zakaria, Rafia, author.
305.42 ZAK
"A radically inclusive, intersectional, and transnational approach to the fight for women's rights. Elite white women have branded feminism, promising an apolitical individual empowerment along with sexual liberation and satisfaction, LGBTQ inclusion, and racial solidarity. As Rafia Zakaria expertly argues, those promises have been proven empty and white feminists have leant on their racial privilege and sense of cultural superiority. Drawing on her own experiences as an American Muslim woman, as well as an attorney working on behalf of immigrant women, Zakaria champions a reconstruction of feminism that forges true solidarity by bringing Black and brown voices and goals to the fore. Ranging from the savior complex of British feminist imperialists to the condescension of the white feminist-led "development industrial complex" and the conflation of sexual liberation as the "sum total of empowerment," Zakaria presents an eye-opening indictment of how whiteness has contributed to a feminist movement that solely serves the interests of upper middle-class white women."
ALL IN : AN AUTOBIOGRAPHY
by King, Billie Jean, author.
B KING
"In this spirited account, Billie Jean King details her life's journey to find her true self. She recounts her groundbreaking tennis career--six years as the top-ranked woman in the world, twenty Wimbledon championships, thirty-nine grand-slam titles, and her watershed defeat of Bobby Riggs in the famous "Battle of the Sexes." She poignantly recalls the cultural backdrop of those years and the profound impact on her worldview from the women's movement, the assassinations and anti-war protests of the 1960s, the civil rights movement, and, eventually, the LGBTQ+ rights movement"-- Provided by publisher.
ALL THAT SHE CARRIED : THE JOURNEY OF ASHLEY
"Sitting in the Smithsonian's National Museum of African American History and Culture is a rough cotton bag, called "Ashley's Sack," embroidered with just a handful of words that evoke a sweeping family story of loss and of love passed down through generations. In 1850s South Carolina, just before nine-year-old Ashley was sold, her mother, Rose, gave her a sack filled with just a few things as a token of her love. Decades later, Ashley's granddaughter, Ruth, embroidered this history on the bag--including Rose's message that "It be filled with my Love always." Historian Tiya Miles carefully follows faint archival traces back to Charleston to find Rose in the kitchen where she may have packed the sack for Ashley. From Rose's last resourceful gift to her daughter, Miles then follows the paths their lives and the lives of so many like them took to write a unique, innovative history of the lived experience of slavery in the United States. "-- Provided by publisher.
ALL THE FREQUENT TROUBLES OF OUR DAYS : THE TRUE STORY OF THE AMERICAN WOMAN AT THE HEART OF THE GERMAN RESISTANCE TO HITLER
"Part biography, part political thriller, part scholarly detective story that draws on letters, diary entries, notes smuggled out of a Berlin prison, and other documents, this true story chronicles the life and brutal death of Mildred Harnack, the American leader of one of the largest underground resistance groups in Germany." -- Provided by publisher.
ALL THINGS MUST PASS AWAY : HARRISON, CLAPTON, AND OTHER ASSORTED LOVE SONGS
"George Harrison and Eric Clapton embarked upon a singular personal and creative friendship that impacted rock's unfolding future in resounding and far-reaching ways. All Things Must Pass Away: George Harrison, Eric Clapton, and Other Assorted Love Songs will trace the emergence of their relationship from 1968 though the early 1970s. In particular, authors Womack and Kruppa devote close attention to the climax of Harrison and Clapton's shared musicianship--the November 1970 releases of All Things Must Pass, Harrison's powerful emancipatory statement in the wake of the Beatles, and Layla and Other Assorted Love Songs, Clapton's impassioned reimagining of his art via Derek and the Dominos, the band that he created from the wreckage of Cream and Blind Faith. All Things Must Pass Away will provide readers with a powerful overview of Harrison and Clapton's relationship, especially in terms of the ways their revolutionary musicianship and songwriting would eclipse rock music as an evolving genre. With All Things Must Pass and Layla, Harrison and Clapton bequeathed twin recorded statements that advanced rock 'n' roll from a windswept 1960s idealism into the edgy new reality of the 1970s."--Publisher's description.
THE ALMOST LEGENDARY MORRIS SISTERS : A TRUE STORY OF FAMILY FICTION
"Ever since she was young, Julie Klam has been fascinated by the Morris sisters, cousins of her grandmother. According to family lore, early in the 20th century the sisters' parents decided to move the family from Eastern Europe to Los Angeles so their father could become a movie director. On the way, their pregnant mother went into labor in St. Louis, where the baby was born and where their mother died. The father left the children in an orphanage and promised to send for them when he settled in California - a promise he never kept. One of the Morris sisters later became a successful Wall Street trader and advised Franklin Roosevelt. The sisters lived together in New York City, none of them married or had children, and one even had an affair with J.P. Morgan. The stories of these independent women intrigued Klam, but as she delved into them to learn more, she realized that the tales were almost completely untrue. The Almost Legendary Morris Sisters is the revealing account of what Klam discovered about her family - and herself - as she dug into the past. The deeper she went into the lives of the Morris sisters, the slipperier their stories became. And the more questions she had about what actually happened to them, the more her opinion of them evolved. Part memoir and part confessional and told with the wit and honesty that are hallmarks of Klam's books, The Almost Legendary Morris Sisters is the fascinating and funny true story of one writer's journey into her family's past, the truths she brings to light, and what she learned about herself along the way"-- Provided by publisher.
ALPHA : EDDIE GALLAGHER AND THE WAR FOR THE SOUL OF THE NAVY SEALS
"Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter David Philipps uncovers the shocking rise and fall of Eddie Gallagher, the decorated Navy SEAL accused of war crimes during his deployment to Mosul, the fellow SEALs who turned him in, and the court martial that captivated the nation."-- Provided by publisher.
THE AMBASSADOR : JOSEPH P  KENNEDY AT THE COURT OF ST  JAMES
"Acclaimed biographer Susan Ronald reveals the truth about Joseph P. Kennedy's shockingly controversial tenure as Ambassador to Great Britain on the eve of World War II. On February 18, 1938, Joseph P. Kennedy was sworn in as US Ambassador to the Court of St. James. To say his appointment to the most prestigious and strategic diplomatic post in the world shocked the Establishment was an understatement: known for his profound Irish roots and staunch Catholicism, not to mention his "plain-spoken" opinions and womanizing, he was a curious choice as Europe hurtled toward war. Initially welcomed by the British, in less than two short years Kennedy was loathed by the White House, the State Department and the British Government. Believing firmly that Fascism was the inevitable wave of the future, he consistently misrepresented official US foreign policy internationally as well as direct instructions from FDR himself. The Americans were the first to disown him and the British and the Nazis used Kennedy to their own ends. Through meticulous research and many newly available sources, Ronald confirms in impressive detail what has long been believed by many: that Kennedy was a Fascist sympathizer and an anti-Semite whose only loyalty was to his family's advancement. She also reveals the ambitions of the Kennedy dynasty during this period abroad, as they sought to enter the world of high society London and establish themselves as America's first family. Thorough and utterly readable, The Ambassador explores a darker side of the Kennedy patriarch in an account sure to generate attention and controversy".
ANTHRO-VISION : A NEW WAY TO SEE IN BUSINESS AND LIFE
by Tett, Gillian, author.
302.35 TET
"In an age when business and finance are dominated by technology and data analysis, award-winning journalist and anthropology PhD Gillian Tett presents a radically different strategy for success: businesses and investors can revolutionize their understanding of behavior by studying consumers, markets, and organizations through an anthropological lens"--Jacket.
THE ARBORNAUT : A LIFE DISCOVERING THE EIGHTH CONTINENT IN THE TREES ABOVE US
"Biologist, botanist, and conservationist Meg Lowman-aka "Canopy Meg"-takes us on an adventure into the "eighth continent" of the world's treetops, along her journey as a tree scientist, and into climate action"-- Provided by publisher
ARISTOCRACY OF TALENT : HOW MERITOCRACY MADE THE MODERN WORLD
by Wooldridge, Adrian, author.
331.2164 WOO
Meritocracy: the idea that people should be advanced according to their talents rather than their birth. While this initially seemed like a novel concept, by the end of the twentieth century it had become the world's ruling ideology. How did this happen, and why is meritocracy now under attack from both right and left? In The Aristocracy of Talent, esteemed journalist and historian Adrian Wooldridge traces the history of meritocracy forged by the politicians and officials who introduced the revolutionary principle of open competition, the psychologists who devised methods for measuring natural mental abilities, and the educationalists who built ladders of educational opportunity. He looks outside western cultures and shows what transformative effects it has had everywhere it has been adopted, especially once women were brought into the meritocratic system. Wooldridge also shows how meritocracy has now become corrupted and argues that the recent stalling of social mobility is the result of failure to complete the meritocratic revolution. Rather than abandoning meritocracy, he says, we should call for its renewal.
ART FUNDAMENTALS : LIGHT, SHAPE, COLOR, COMPOSITION, PERSPECTIVE, DEPTH & ANATOMY
This essential book is written by industry experts who thoroughly address key basics including colour and light, composition, perspective and depth, and anatomy in a series of insightful chapters. As well as being the perfect introduction for newcomers, Art Fundamentals 2nd Edition also offers experienced artists the chance to brush up on their theory and discover new tricks, tips, and techniques to advance their art even further. Richly illustrated throughout for optimal learning, each section of the book is specifically designed to guide the reader through the essential yet often challenging elements that make up the foundations of art, no matter which medium or technique is used. As fascinating and illuminating as it is practical and essential, Art Fundamentals 2nd Edition contains the foundations of art, presented, taught, and completely demystified for today's artist.
THE ART OF PRESERVING : ANCIENT TECHNIQUES AND MODERN INVENTIONS TO CAPTURE EVERY SEASON IN A JAR
Chef Emma Macdonald discusses, and provides recipes for, canning and preserving food.
ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE FOR ASSET MANAGEMENT AND INVESTMENT : A STRATEGIC PERSPECTIVE
"The rise of artificial intelligence is being termed as the fourth industrial revolution. AI is no longer just a technology, it is the technology around which business models are being shaped. Banks, asset management, investment management, and financial services firms are eager to use AI and are seeking an integrated framework to actively apply artificial intelligence in areas such as compliance, investment management, and customer service. Despite several applications of AI in financial services, the use of AI remains tactical and narrow, siloed and fragmented, and mostly focused on solving specific business problems. An integrated strategic perspective of artificial intelligence is missing. This book fills the gap by providing a comprehensive and strategic viewpoint of artificial intelligence technology in asset management. It shows how to build an asset management firm around artificial intelligence"-- Provided by publisher.
AWAKENING : #METOO AND THE GLOBAL FIGHT FOR WOMEN
by Vogelstein, Rachel B., author.
305.42 VOG
Since 2017, millions have joined the global movement known as #MeToo, catalyzing an unprecedented wave of women's activism powered by technology that reaches across borders, races, religions, and economic divides. Today, women in more than 100 countries are using the hashtag to fight the violence and discrimination they face—and winning. What started as an online campaign against sexual harassment has triggered the most widespread cultural reckoning on women's rights in history, with global implications for women's participation in the economy, politics, and across social and cultural life. Awakening is the first book to capture the global impact of this breakthrough movement. Bringing together political analysis and inspiring personal stories from women in seven countries—Brazil, China, Egypt, Nigeria, Pakistan, Sweden, and Tunisia—Awakening takes readers to the front lines of a networked movement that’s fundamentally shifting how women organize for their own equality. -- Amazon description.
THE BARCELONA COMPLEX : LIONEL MESSI AND THE MAKING -- AND UNMAKING -- OF THE WORLD
"With rare and unrivaled access, bestselling coauthor of Soccernomics and longtime Financial Times journalist Simon Kuper tells the story of how FC Barcelona became the most successful club in the world-and how that era is now ending"-- Provided by publisher.
BE EXCEPTIONAL : MASTER THE FIVE TRAITS THAT SET EXTRAORDINARY PEOPLE APART
Behavior expert and business consultant Joe Navarro reveals the five unequalled qualities that set exceptional individuals and great leaders apart, and how you can use these principles to stand out and distinguish yourself. Including case studies from business and history, compelling stories from Joe's life and career, and cutting-edge science, this book empowers you to change how you see yourself, influence how others see you, and prepare, should the opportunity arise, to be not just ready to lead, but worthy to lead.
BEGINNER
This is the easy guide to turning everyday snapshot photos into great pictures that you'll want to keep and share. By understanding the basics of how your camera works, and the few simple rules that make photos work, you'll soon find your own pictures filled with life and character.
THE BELIEVER : ALIEN ENCOUNTERS, HARD SCIENCE, AND THE PASSION OF JOHN MACK
"The Believer is the weird and chilling true story of Dr. John Mack. This eminent Harvard psychiatrist and Pulitzer Prize-winning biographer risked his career to investigate the phenomenon of human encounters with aliens and to give credibility to the stupefying tales shared by people who were utterly convinced they had happened. Nothing in Mack's four decades of psychiatry had prepared him for the otherworldly accounts of those who reported being taken against their wills by alien beings. Over the course of his career his interest in alien abduction grew from curiosity to wonder, ultimately developing into a limitless, unwavering passion. Based on exclusive access to Mack's archives, journals, and psychiatric notes and interviews with his family and closest associates, The Believer reveals the life and work of a man who explored the deepest of scientific conundrums and further leads us to the hidden dimensions and alternate realities that captivated Mack until the end of his life"-- Provided by publisher.
BETTER TO HAVE GONE : LOVE, DEATH, AND THE QUEST FOR UTOPIA IN AUROVILLE
"John Walker is the handsome scion of a powerful East Coast American family. Diane Maes is a beautiful hippie from Belgium. They have come to build a new world—Auroville, an international utopian community for thousands of people. Their faith is strong, the future bright. So how do John and Diane end up dying two decades later, on the same day, on a cracked concrete floor in a thatch hut by a remote canyon? This is the mystery Akash Kapur sets out to solve in Better to Have Gone, and it carries deep personal resonance: Diane and John were the parents of Akash’s wife, Auralice. Akash and Auralice grew up in Auroville like the rest of their community, they never really understood those deaths." -- Provided by publisher.
THE BIG HURT : A MEMOIR
by Schickel, Erika, author.
B SCHICKEL
"Ericka Schickel's memoir of growing up in the shadow of her writer father and neglectful mother in 1970s and '80s Manhattan, getting thrown out of boarding school after being seduced by a teacher, and the mid-life consequences which include leaving her marriage for a notorious crime writer"-- Provided by publisher.
BLIND MAN
by Hill, James Tate, author.
B HILL
"A writer's humorous and often-heartbreaking tale of losing his sight-and how he hid it from the world. At age sixteen, James Tate Hill was diagnosed with Leber's hereditary optic neuropathy, a condition that left him legally blind. After high school friends stopped calling and a disability counselor advised him to aim for Cs in his classes, Hill used his remaining blurry peripheral vision to pretend he could still see. Feigning eye contact, memorizing common routes, filling shelves with paperbacks he read via tape cassettes, he organized his life around passing for sighted. A wealth of pop culture knowledge allowed him to steer conversations from what he couldn't see. For fifteen years, Hill hid his blindness from friends, colleagues, and lovers, even convincing himself that if he stared long enough, things would come into focus. At thirty, faced with a stalled writing career, a crumbling marriage, and a growing fear of leaving his apartment, he began to wonder if there was a better way"-- Provided by publisher.
BOOKS PROMISCUOUSLY READ : READING AS A WAY OF LIFE
by White, Heather Cass, author.
801.3 WHI
An exploration of the nature of reading by critic and scholar Heather Cass White.
The editor-in-chief of Breitbart News Network, in this firsthand account, explains how the establishment press destroyed its own credibility with a relentless stream of “fake news” designed to smear Donald Trump and his supporters while advancing a leftist agenda.
THE BREAKUP MONOLOGUES : THE UNEXPECTED JOY OF HEARTBREAK
by Wilby, Rosie, author.
646.77 WIL
"Mixing humour, heartache and science, award-winning comedian, author and accidental relationship guru Rosie Wilby embarks on a quest to investigate, understand and conquer the psychology of heartbreak"-- Provided by publisher.
A BRIEF HISTORY OF MOTION : FROM THE WHEEL, TO THE CAR, TO WHAT COMES NEXT
A look at the history of human transportation, from the invention of the wheel through the era of horsepower, trains, and bicycles, revealing how transportation inevitably shapes civilization.
THE BRILLIANT ABYSS : EXPLORING THE MAJESTIC HIDDEN LIFE OF THE DEEP OCEAN AND THE LOOMING THREAT THAT IMPERILS IT
The oceans have always shaped human lives," writes marine biologist Helen Scales in her vibrant new book The Brilliant Abyss, but the surface and the very edges have so far mattered the most. "However, one way or another, the future ocean is the deep ocean." A golden era of deep-sea discovery is underway. Revolutionary studies in the deep are rewriting the very notion of life on Earth and the rules of what is possible. In the process, the abyss is being revealed as perhaps the most amazing part of our planet, with a topography even more varied and extreme than its Earthbound counterpart. Teeming with unsuspected life, an extraordinary interconnected ecosystem deep below the waves has a huge effect on our daily lives, influencing climate and weather systems worldwide. Currently the fantastic creatures that live in the deep-many of them incandescent in a world without light-and its formations trap vast quantities of carbon that would otherwise poison our atmosphere and novel bacteria as yet undiscovered hold the promise of potent new medicines. Yet the deep also contains huge mineral riches lusted after by many nations and corporations mining them could ultimately devastate the planet, compounding the deepening impacts of ubiquitous pollutants and rampant overfishing. Eloquently and passionately, Helen Scales brings to life the majesty and mystery of an alien realm that nonetheless sustains us, while urgently making clear the price we could pay if it is further disrupted. The Brilliant Abyss is at once a revelation and a clarion call to preserve this vast unseen world.
BRING YOUR BAGGAGE AND DON
by Ellis, Helen, author.
814.54 ELL
"The bestselling author of American Housewife and Southern Lady Code returns with a viciously funny collection of literary essays on love, family, and friendship among grown-ass women"-- Provided by publisher.
CAN
"An award-winning journalist's behind-the-scenes account from the epicenter of sports, social justice, and coronavirus, Can't Knock the Hustle is a lasting chronicle of the historic 2019-2020 NBA season, by way of the notorious Brooklyn Nets and basketball's renaissance as a cultural force beyond the game"-- Provided by publisher.
CARRY ON : REFLECTIONS FOR A NEW GENERATION
by Lewis, John, 1940-2020, author
323.092 LEW
"A brilliant and empowering collection of final reflections and words of wisdom from venerable civil rights champion, the late Congressman John Lewis at the end of his remarkable life. Congressman John Lewis was a paragon of the Civil Rights Movement and political leadership for decades. A hero we won’t soon forget, Lewis was a beacon of hope and a model of humility whose invocation to “good trouble” continues to inspire millions across our nation. In his last months on earth, even while battling cancer, he dedicated time to share his memories, beliefs, and advice—exclusively immortalized in these pages—as a message to the generations to come. Organized by topic ranging from justice, courage, faith, mentorship, and forgiveness to the protests and the pandemic, and many more besides, Carry On collects the late Congressman’s thoughts for readers to draw on whenever they are in need of guidance. John Lewis had great confidence in our future, even as he died in the midst of one of our country’s most challenging years to date. With this book, he performs that crucial passing of the baton, empowering us to live up to the legacy he has left us with his perseverance, dedication, profound insight, and unwavering ability to see the good in life."--Publisher's description. The final reflections, words, and wisdom of esteemed civil rights champion and late Congressman John Lewis, who continued to offer inspiration and hope to millions even while he battled the cancer that ultimately ended his life.
THE CASE OF THE MURDEROUS DR  CREAM : THE HUNT FOR A VICTORIAN ERA SERIAL KILLER
"Framed around one salacious trial in 1891 London, a fascinating and vividly told true-crime narrative about the hunt for one of the first known serial killers, whose poisoning spree in the US, Canada, and England coincided with the birth of forensic science as well as the public's growing appetite for crime fiction such as Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's Sherlock Holmes novels." -- Provided by publisher.
CENTER CENTER : A FUNNY, SEXY, SAD ALMOST-MEMOIR OF A BOY IN BALLET
"A daring, hilarious, and inspiring memoir-in-essays about dance, queerness, and creativity from the American Ballet Theatre principal dancer, drag queen, and pop star who's redefining what it means to be a man in ballet"-- Provided by publisher.
CHECKMATE IN BERLIN : THE COLD WAR SHOWDOWN THAT SHAPED THE MODERN WORLD
BERLIN'S FATE WAS SEALED AT THE 1945 YALTA CONFERENCE: the city, along with the rest of Germany, was to be carved up among the victorious powers-- the United States, Britain, France, and the Soviet Union. On paper, it seemed a pragmatic solution. In reality, once the four powers were no longer united by the common purpose of defeating Germany, they wasted little time reverting to their prewar hostility toward--and suspicion of--one another. The veneer of civility between the Western allies and the Soviets was to break down in spectacular fashion in Berlin. Rival systems, rival ideologies, and rival personalities ensured that the German capital became an explosive battleground. The warring leaders who ran Berlin's four sectors were charismatic, mercurial men, and Giles Milton brings them all to rich and thrilling life here.
CHINA COUP : THE GREAT LEAP TO FREEDOM
by Garside, Roger, author.
951.062 GAR
"Before the next National Congress of the Communist Party of China, due in November 2022, President Xi Jinping will be removed from office by a coup d'état mounted by rivals in the top leadership who will end the tyranny of the one-party dictatorship and launch a transition to democracy and the rule of law. The main body of this book, Part 2, explains why it will happen. Parts 1 and 3 tell how it may happen"-- Provided by publisher.
THE CONSTITUTION OF KNOWLEDGE : A DEFENSE OF TRUTH
by Rauch, Jonathan, 1960-
303.375 RAU
"Disinformation. Trolling. Conspiracies. Social media pile-ons. Campus intolerance. On the surface, these recent additions to our daily vocabulary appear to have little in common. But together, they are driving an epistemic crisis: a multi-front challenge to America's ability to distinguish fact from fiction and elevate truth above falsehood. In 2016 Russian trolls and bots nearly drowned the truth in a flood of fake news and conspiracy theories, and Donald Trump and his troll armies continued to do the same. Social media companies struggled to keep up with a flood of falsehoods, and too often didn't even seem to try. Experts and some public officials began wondering if society was losing its grip on truth itself. Meanwhile, another new phenomenon appeared: 'cancel culture.' At the push of a button, those armed with a cellphone could gang up by the thousands on anyone who ran afoul of their sanctimony. In this pathbreaking book, Jonathan Rauch reaches back to the parallel eighteenth-century developments of liberal democracy and science to explain what he calls the 'Constitution of Knowledge'--our social system for turning disagreement into truth. By explicating the Constitution of Knowledge and probing the war on reality, Rauch arms defenders of truth with a clearer understanding of what they must protect, why they must do--and how they can do it. His book is a sweeping and readable description of how every American can help defend objective truth and free inquiry from threats as far away as Russia and as close as the cellphone." -- Goodreads.com.
CONTAINERS : ESSENTIAL KNOW-HOW AND EXPERT ADVICE FOR GARDENING SUCCESS
"Ideal for first-time gardeners, Grow Containers has everything you need to know to choose and care for more than 80 different varieties, all specially chosen for their ability to thrive in containers. Brighten up a balcony with wall planters and hanging baskets, add year-round interest to a dull patio, and discover the right varieties for even the trickiest spot, including suntraps and shady corners. Stunning images provide plenty of inspiration and styling ideas, while expert tips help you make sure that your plants get the right care in order to thrive"-- Provided by publisher.
CONTROLLING WOMEN : WHAT WE MUST DO NOW TO SAVE REPRODUCTIVE FREEDOM
Reproductive freedom has never been in more dire straits. Roe v. Wade protected abortion rights and Planned Parenthood v. Casey unexpectedly preserved them. Yet in the following decades these rights have been gutted by restrictive state legislation, the appointment of hundreds of anti-abortion judges, and violence against abortion providers. Today, the ultra-conservative majority at the Supreme Court has activists, medical providers, and everyday Americans worry that we are about to lose our most fundamental reproductive protections. When Roe is toppled, abortion may quickly become a criminal offense in nearly one-third of the United States. At least six states have enacted bans on abortion as early as six weeks of pregnancy--before many women are even aware they are pregnant. Today, 89% of U.S. counties do not have a single abortion provider, in part due to escalating violence and intimidation aimed at disrupting services. We should all be free to make these personal and private decisions that affect our lives and wellbeing without government interference or bias, but we can no longer depend on Roe v. Wade and the federal courts to preserve our liberties. Legal titans Kathryn Kolbert and Julie F. Kay share the story of one of the most divisive issues in American politics through behind-the-scenes personal narratives of stunning losses, hard-earned victories, and moving accounts of women and health care providers at the heart of nearly five decades of legal battles. At this make-or-break moment for legal abortion in the United States, Kolbert and Kay propose audacious new strategies inspired by medical advances, state-level protections, human rights models, and activists across the globe whose courage and determination are making a difference. No more banging our heads against the Court's marble walls. It is time for a new direction.
COOK, EAT, REPEAT : INGREDIENTS, RECIPES AND STORIES
by Lawson, Nigella, 1960- author.
641.5 LAW
A combination of recipes intertwined with narrative essays about food and the rhythms and rituals of Lawson's kitchen.
A COURSE CALLED AMERICA : FIFTY STATES, FIVE THOUSAND FAIRWAYS, AND THE SEARCH FOR THE GREAT AMERICAN GOLF COURSE
In 'A Course Called America', Tom Coyne plays his way across the United States in search of the great American golf course. Packed with fascinating tales from American golf history, comic road misadventures, illuminating insight into course design, and many a memorable round with local golfers, this book is an epic narrative travelogue brimming with heart and soul.
THE CRUELTY IS THE POINT : THE PAST, PRESENT, AND FUTURE OF TRUMP
"Taking joy in suffering is more human than we'd like to admit. The cruelty of the Trump administration's policies and the ritual rhetorical flaying of his targets are intimately connected. Shared cruelty and the delight it brings are critical moments of connection for white supremacists, a fact that is not new. Adam Serwer has been chronicling our political landscape for the last decade. He is one of the most resonant voices of our time, relentless in his pursuit of fact, unsentimental in his storytelling, yet deeply humane in his perspective. At The Atlantic, he has written about the Supreme Court's role in Jim Crow the history of "white genocide" conspiracy theory hoaxes racism inequality and of course, Trump. But this collection isn't just about Trump--it's an investigation across centuries interrogating both this moment and its antecedents to reveal the deep roots that have given rise to Trumpism. New material includes four, audience-building essays that expand upon the collection's themes, and unearth more approaches to nationalism and pluralism. Like the polarizing effect Trump's administration has had on American Jews tracing the emergence of police unions and making the historical case for abolishing billionaires to preserve American democracy. Additionally, new introductions will provide context and insight into the impact of previously published pieces, why they garnered so much attention amongst media figures, politicians, and social platforms"-- Provided by publisher.
THE CULT OF WE : WEWORK, ADAM NEUMANN, AND THE GREAT STARTUP DELUSION
"The definitive inside story of WeWork, its audacious founder, and what its epic unraveling says about a financial system drunk on the elixir of Silicon Valley innovation--from the Wall Street Journal correspondents whose scoop-filled reporting hastened the company's downfall. WeWork would be worth $10 trillion, more than any other company in the world. It wasn't just an office space provider. It was a tech company-an AI startup, even. Its WeGrow schools and WeLive residences would revolutionize education and housing. One day, mused founder Adam Neumann, a Middle East peace accord would be signed in a WeWork. The company might help colonize Mars. And Neumann would become the world's first trillionaire. This was the vision of Neumann and his primary cheerleader, SoftBank's Masayoshi Son. In hindsight, their ambition for the company, whose primary business was subletting desks in slickly designed offices, seems like madness. Why did so many intelligent people-from venture capitalists to Wall Street elite-fall for the hype? And how did WeWork go so wrong? In little more than a decade, Neumann transformed himself from a struggling baby clothes salesman into the charismatic, hard-partying CEO of a company worth $47 billion-on paper. With his long hair and feel-good mantras, the six-foot-five Israeli transplant looked the part of a messianic truth teller. Investors swooned, and billions poured in. Neumann dined with the CEOs of JPMorgan and Goldman Sachs, entertaining a parade of power brokers desperate to get a slice of what he was selling: the country's most valuable startup, a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity and a generation-defining moment. Soon, however, WeWork was burning through cash faster than Neumann could bring it in. From his private jet, sometimes clouded with marijuana smoke, he scoured the globe for more capital. Then, as WeWork readied a Hail Mary IPO, it all fell apart. Nearly $40 billion of value vaporized in one of corporate America's most spectacular meltdowns.
CULTISH : THE LANGUAGE OF FANATICISM
by Montell, Amanda, author.
306.44 MON
"What makes “cults” so intriguing and frightening? What makes them powerful? The reason why so many of us binge Manson documentaries by the dozen and fall down rabbit holes researching suburban moms gone QAnon is because we’re looking for a satisfying explanation for what causes people to join—and more importantly, stay in—extreme groups. We secretly want to know: could it happen to me? Amanda Montell’s argument is that, on some level, it already has . . ."-- Provided by publisher.
CYBER CRISIS : PROTECTING YOUR BUSINESS FROM REAL THREATS IN THE VIRTUAL WORLD
"From cybersecurity expert and former CIA hacker Eric Cole, Cyber Crisis explains why cybersecurity should be the top concern for all professionals and offers actionable advice that anyone can implement on regular basis for increased safety and protection"-- Provided by publisher.
THE DEBT TRAP : HOW STUDENT LOANS BECAME A NATIONAL CATASTROPHE
Wall Street Journal reporter Josh Mitchell tells the untold story of the scandals, scams, predatory actors, and government malpractice that have created the behemoth that one of its original architects called a “monster.” Afraid that America was falling behind the Soviets in science education after the 1957 launch of Sputnik, Congress created the first major federal student loan program to enroll more students in college. What followed were a series of well-intentioned government actions that created a cycle of reckless lending and runaway tuition. Easy access to loans allowed colleges to raise tuition to unheard of levels, which in turn led Congress to increase loan limits and interest rates and expand who could borrow. This spiral continued as the private banks that fronted the money made huge profits on interest. Over the next four decades, the student loan industry that Sallie Mae and Congress created blew up into a crisis that would submerge a generation of Americans into $1.5 trillion in student debt. As he charts the gripping seventy-year history of student debt in America, Mitchell never loses sight of the countless student victims ensnared by an exploitive system that depends on their debt. Mitchell also draws alarming parallels to the housing crisis in the late 2000s, showing the catastrophic consequences student debt has had on families and the nation’s future. Mitchell’s character-driven narrative is required reading for anyone wanting to understand the central economic issue of our day.
THE DEVIL YOU KNOW : STORIES OF HUMAN CRUELTY AND COMPASSION
by Adshead, Gwen, author.
155.232 ADS
Based on 30 years of experience working in prisons and secure psychiatric hospitals with people convicted of serious violent offenses, internationally renowned forensic psychiatrist Dr. Gwen Adshead presents an account of mental illness and the nature of evil in this compelling series of stories.;What drives someone to commit an act of terrible violence? Drawing from her thirty years' experience in working with people who have committed serious offenses, Dr. Gwen Adshead provides fresh and surprising insights into violence and the mind. Through a collaboration with coauthor Eileen Horne, Dr. Adshead brings her extraordinary career to life in a series of unflinching portraits. In eleven vivid narratives based on decades of providing therapy to people in prisons and secure hospitals, an internationally renowned forensic psychiatrist and psychotherapist demonstrates the remarkable human capacity for radical empathy, change, and redemption.
DIGITAL FOR GOOD : RAISING KIDS TO THRIVE IN AN ONLINE WORLD
by Culatta, Richard E. (Richard Edward), 1978- author.
004.678 CUL
"Kids deserve a better digital future. Help them create it. When it comes to raising children in a digital world, every parent feels underprepared and overwhelmed. We worry that our children will become addicted to online games, be victims of cyberbullying, or get lost down the rabbit hole of social media. We tell them time and again what not to do and list dangers to avoid when online. But this is only a piece of the story. Technology can be a powerful tool for learning, for solving humanity's toughest problems, and for bringing us closer together. How can we raise healthy kids who know how to take advantage of the good technology can bring to their lives, while avoiding the bad? It's time to start a new conversation. Digital for Good offers a refreshingly positive framework for preparing kids to be successful in a digital world-one that shifts the focus away from what kids shouldn't do and instead encourages them to use technology proactively and productively. EdTech expert Richard Culatta outlines five qualities every young person should develop in order to become a thriving, contributing member of the digital world: Be balanced: understand when and how much tech use is healthy Stay informed: be an active and discerning consumer of information online Be inclusive: consider multiple viewpoints with respect Be engaged: use tech to improve your relationships and your community Stay alert: be aware of your actions online and create safe spaces for others Parents and children alike will discover the path to becoming effective digital citizens, all while making our online world a better place"-- Provided by publisher.
THE DIGITAL SEEKER : A GUIDE FOR DIGITAL TEAMS TO BUILD WINNING EXPERIENCES
"The internet was supposed to connect us to endless possibilities. So why do we keep ending up browsing the same old sites and best-seller lists? When sellers don't offer potential customers a compelling digital experience, consumers miss out on great products-and businesses miss a vital opportunity to grow. Raj K. De Datta, the founder of a company that powers digital commerce experiences for many of the world's biggest brands, offers an actionable playbook for companies looking to deliver better digital experiences to their customers. He shows that the success stories have three key traits: They're designed for seekers, not just customers-they don't just allow customers to buy or find something but enable them to solve a deeper problem. They're built on a digital experience platform that provides agile, personalized, scalable performance. And they're created by product-centric digital teams, not traditional organizations. The Digital Seeker distills key lessons from the compelling stories of innovative businesses: not just tech companies but companies spanning a wide range of industries, such as amusement parks, fashion, sports, distribution, and the public sector. De Datta pinpoints the power of seeker-centric philosophy-asking not simply what does someone want, but why they want it-in order to achieve transformative results. Providing a roadmap for all digital teams to adopt, this book also offers crucial insights into e-commerce challenges and opportunities during and after the COVID-19 pandemic"-- Provided by publisher.
DIRTY WORK : ESSENTIAL JOBS AND THE HIDDEN TOLL OF INEQUALITY IN AMERICA
"An urgent report from the front lines of "dirty work"-the work that society considers essential but morally compromised".
THE DIVE : THE UNTOLD STORY OF THE WORLD
"They were out of their depth, out of breath and out of time. Two men, trapped in a crippled submarine. Outside was pitch darkness and the icy chill of the ocean’s depths—and the crushing weight of 1,700 feet of water. On the surface a flotilla of ships and a rescue operation under the command of an eccentric retired naval commander. For three days, the world watched and held its breath. On August 29th, 1973, a routine dive to the telecommunication cable that snakes along the Atlantic sea bed went badly wrong. Pisces III, with Roger Chapman and Roger Mallinson onboard, had tried to surface when a catastrophic fault suddenly sent the mini-submarine tumbling to the ocean bed—almost half a mile below. Badly damaged, buried nose first in a bed of sand, the submarine and the two men were now trapped far beyond the depth of all previous sub-sea rescues. They had just two days’ worth of oxygen. Rescue was three days away. The Dive reconstructs the minute by minute race against time that took place to first locate Pisces III and then execute the deepest rescue in maritime history. Ricocheting from the smoke filled ‘war room’ at Vickers, the world famous ship-building headquarters, in Barrow-in-Furness, to the surface vessels and then down to depths where three separate dive teams and the mini-submarine struggled in darkness, this thrilling adventure story shows how Britain, America, and Canada pooled their resources into a ‘Brotherhood of the Sea’ dedicated to stopping the ocean depths from claiming two of their own. Yet at the heart of The Dive is the human drama is the relationship between Roger Chapman, the ebullient former naval officer, and Roger Mallinson, the studious engineer, sealed in a sunken sarcophagus, with air quickly running out and help a long way off. For three days they would battle against despair, fading hope, and carbon dioxide poisoning, taking the reader on an emotional ride from the depths of defeat to a glimpse of the sun-dappled surface."--book j
DON
by Adayfi, Mansoor, author.
B ADAYFI
"The moving, eye-opening memoir of an innocent man detained at Gauntánamo Bay for 15 years: a story of humanity in the unlikeliest of places and an unprecedented look at life at Gauntánamo on the eve of its 20th anniversary"-- Provided by publisher.
DON
by Trepczynski, Savala N., author.
305.42 TRE
"An incisive and vulnerable yet powerful and provocative collection of essays, Savala offers poignant reflections on living between society's most charged, politicized, and intractably polar spaces: between black and white, between rich and poor, between thin and fat - as a woman. The daughter of an Afro-Latinx father and a white mother, Savala's light complexion has always contrast her kinky hair and broad nose to embody what old folks used to call "a whole lot of yellow wasted." With her mother's beckoning, she began her first diet at the age of three and has been nearly skeletal and truly fat, multiple times. She has lived in poverty and had an elite education, with regular access to wealth and privilege. She has been in the in between. It is these liminal spaces - the living in the in-between of race, class and body type that gives the essays in Nearly, Not Quite their strikingly clear and refreshing point of view on the defining tension points in our culture. Each of the twelve essays, that comprises this collection are rife with unforgettable and insightful anecdotes, and are as humorous and as full of Savala's appetites as they are of anxieties. The result is a lyrical and magnetic read. In "On Dating White Guys While Me," Savala realizes her early romantic pursuits of rich, preppy white guys wasn't about preference, but about self-erasure. In "Don't Let it Get You Down" we traverse the beauty and pain of being Black in America as men of color face police brutality and "large Black females" are ignored in hospital waiting rooms. Savala offers an angle to inequities that is as deft as it is lyrical. In "Bad Education" we mine how women learn to internalize violence and rage in hopes of truly having power. And in "To Wit and Also" we meet Filliss, Peggy, and Grace the enslaved women owned by her ancestors, reckoning with how America's original sin lives intimately within our stories.
DOPAMINE NATION : FINDING BALANCE IN THE AGE OF INDULGENCE
by Lembke, Anna, 1967- author.
152.42 LEM
"Resettling Your Brain in the Age of Cheap Pleasures"-- Provided by publisher.
THE DOPE : THE REAL HISTORY OF THE MEXICAN DRUG TRADE
by Smith, Benjamin T., author.
364.1336 SMI
"A myth-busting, 100-year history of the Mexican drug trade that reveals how an industry founded by farmers and village healers became dominated by cartels and kingpins. The Mexican drug trade has inspired prejudiced narratives of a war between north and south, white and brown between noble cops and vicious kingpins, corrupt politicians and powerful cartels. In this first comprehensive history of the trade, historian Benjamin T. Smith tells the real story of how and why this one-peaceful industry turned violent. He uncovers its origins and explains how this illicit business essentially built modern Mexico, affecting everything from agriculture to medicine to economics-and the country's all-important relationship with the United States. Drawing on unprecedented archival research leaked DEA, Mexican law enforcement, and cartel documents and dozens of harrowing interviews, Smith tells a thrilling story brimming with vivid characters-from Ignacia "La Nacha" Jasso, "queen pin" of Ciudad Juárez, to Dr. Leopoldo Salazar Viniegra, the crusading physician who argued that marijuana was harmless and tried to decriminalize morphine, to Harry Anslinger, the Machiavellian founder of the American Federal Bureau of Narcotics, who drummed up racist drug panics to increase his budget. Smith also profiles everyday agricultural workers, whose stories reveal both the economic benefits and the human cost of the trade. The Dope contains many surprising conclusions about drug use and the failure of drug enforcement, all backed by new research and data. Smith explains the complicated dynamics that drive the current drug war violence, probes the U.S.-backed policies that have inflamed the carnage, and explores corruption on both sides of the border. A dark morality tale about the American hunger for intoxication and the necessities of human survival, The Dope is essential for understanding the violence in the drug war and how decades-old myths shape Mexico in the American imagination today"-- Provided by publisher.
EAST : 120 VEGAN AND VEGETARIAN RECIPES FROM BANGALORE TO BEIJING
"This edition has been adapted for the US market. It was originally published in the UK. Modern, vibrant, fuss-free food made from easy-to-find ingredients, East is a must-have whether you're vegan, vegetarian, or simply want to eat more delicious meat-free food. Meera Sodha's stunning new collection features brand-new recipes from a wide range of Asian cuisines. This cookbook is a collaboration between Sodha and the East Asian and South East Asian home cooks and gourmet chefs who inspired her along the way. There are noodles, curries, rice dishes, tofu, salads, sides, and sweets, all easy to make and bursting with exciting flavors." -- Provided by publisher.
EASY VEGETABLES : ESSENTIAL KNOW-HOW AND EXPERT ADVICE FOR GARDENING SUCCESS
"Discover the vegetables that are easy to grow successfully. Ideal for first-time gardeners, Grow Easy Vegetables contains everything you need to know to sow, grow, and harvest your own crops at home. Try your hand at more than 40 different varieties that have been specially selected for successful growing, including both vegetable garden must-haves and novelty crops like tomatillos and rainbow sweetcorn. Step-by-step images show you everything you need to know, while expert tips help you troubleshoot as you go. Packed with practical, jargon-free know-how, this easy-to-use guide has everything you need to know to help your garden Grow." -- From Goodreads.com.
EAT RUN ENJOY : RECIPES FOR RUNNING PERFORMANCE AND PLEASURE
"A book about two passions: trail running and delicious food. Eat, Run, Enjoy is a recipe book designed for runners of all levels. It features 80 mouth-watering recipes, including breakfasts, salads, main meals, snacks, drinks and desserts, many of which are vegetarian or vegan, and all designed with busy runners in mind. These easy-to-make and nutritionally balanced meals will help runners reach their performance goals in an enjoyable way. It's delicious food that not only tastes great but will also keep you going through long days on the trails and in the mountains. With stunning photography and interviews with ultra-running legends, Billy White lets you explore the lakes of Sweden and discover the trails of Manitou Springs, Colorado (and the garlic knot bread waiting for you back at camp). Some of the world's best trail and mountain runners from Europe to the US offer their nutritional advice and tips on how to become a better runner. With beautiful food photography and stunning images of some of the world's most majestic trails, this book will inspire you both to get cooking some wholesome and tasty food in the kitchen, then to lace up your trainers and head outside to enjoy the run. The book features interviews with ultra-running legends Emelie Forsberg, Ida Nilsson, Mimmi Kotka, Ricky Lightfoot, Courtney Dauwalter and Zach Miller." -- Description provided by publisher.
ECO-GARDENING : ESSENTIAL KNOW-HOW AND EXPERT ADVICE FOR GARDENING SUCCESS
Ideal for first-time gardeners, Grow Eco-Gardening contains everything you need to know to care for the planet while you care for your garden. Discover how to minimize garden waste, mitigate the impact of changing weather patterns, and do your bit to reduce your carbon footprint and turn your outdoor space into a refuge for local wildlife with a wide selection of recommended plants including trees, climbers, and wildflowers.
EL CHAPO : THE UNTOLD STORY OF THE WORLD
"An investigation into the notorious Mexican drug kingpin delves beyond the legends of his life to reveal the most dramatic and horrifying moments of his career, including his infamous prison escapes, brutal murders, and eventual downfall." -- Provided by publisher.
THE ESSENTIAL EIGHT DECISIVE BATTLES OF THE CIVIL WAR
by Walsh, Richard M., author.
973.73 WAL
This book is masterfully written by a writer with wide-ranging and excellent knowledge of the times and the milieu in which this war occurred.The book is hugely engaging and accessible, so that even the most amateur follower of this war can easily grasp the concepts, motivations and decisions as well as their outcomes. It makes for riveting and absorbing reading and does not shy away from answering even the most difficult questions of this war.--p.4 of cover.
ESTATE PLANNING 101 : FROM AVOIDING PROBATE AND ASSESSING ASSETS TO ESTABLISHING DIRECTIVES AND UNDERSTANDING TAXES, YOUR ESSENTIAL PRIMER TO ESTATE PLANNING
"No one likes to talk about death, but being prepared for any unexpected tragedy can help your loved ones navigate your loss more easily in the long run. From creating your advanced medical directives to designating your beneficiaries, estate planning can ensure that your wishes are carried out when you are no longer around. With Estate Planning 101, you can get your affairs in order before any unfortunate incident occurs. This easy-to-understand guide comes with detailed information on what needs to be done to protect your estate. With information on creating a living will, minimizing estate taxes, choosing an executor, and more, you will be prepared for the future, no matter what it brings. Estate Planning 101 offers you step-by-step instructions and checklists to keep you organized for whatever life throws your way"-- Provided by publisher.
EVERY MINUTE IS A DAY : A DOCTOR, AN EMERGENCY ROOM, AND A CITY UNDER SIEGE
"When Dan Koeppel texted his cousin Robert Meyer, a senior doctor in the emergency room at Montefiore Medical Center in the Bronx, at the beginning of the Covid-19 crisis in the United States, he expected to hear that things were hectic. On a scale of 1-10, ten being overwhelmed, where do you think you are? Koeppel asked. Meyer's grave reply--100--was merely the cusp of the crisis that has since touched every part of the globe. In need of an outlet to process the trauma of his working life over the coming months, Meyer continued to update Koeppel with what he'd seen and who he'd treated, their messages acting as part diary, part family therapy, and eventually a document of historic chaos and grief. Combining the frontline perspective of an ER doctor and a journalist's discerning research and reporting, Every Minute Is a Day takes us into a hospital ravaged by Covid-19, filled with the stories of promises made that may be impossible to keep of choices that mean one patient is going to die so that somebody else won't and of selflessness on the part of medical professionals who are putting themselves at incalculable risk."-- Provided by publisher.
EVERYDAY VITALITY : TURNING STRESS INTO STRENGTH
by Boardman, Samantha, author.
613 BOA
"In this work, the author defines vitality as the positive feeling of aliveness and energy that lies at the core of wellbeing, and offers strategies for cultivating this feeling. Vitality is associated with positive health outcomes like productivity, better coping with stress and challenges, greater mental health and the ability to manage negative emotions. Boardman believes that meaningful connections and other-oriented actions are what strengthen us. Everyday Vitality explains how to identify such experiences in readers' own lives, develop them, and use them as a foundation to counter stress"-- Provided by publisher.
EVERYTHING I HAVE IS YOURS : A MARRIAGE
by Henderson, Eleanor, author.
B HENDERSON
"A turbulent romance meets harrowing medical mystery: the true story of the author's twenty-year marriage defined by her husband's chronic illness-and a testament to the endurance of love. Eleanor met Aaron when she was just a teenager and he was working at a local record store-older, cool, experienced, and with an electric personality. Escaping the clichés of fleeting young love, their summer romance bloomed into a relationship that survived college and culminated in a marriage and two children. From the outside looking in, their life had all the trappings of what most would consider a success story. But, as in any marriage, things weren't always as they seemed. On top of the typical stresses of parenting, money, and work, there were Aaron's untended wounds of depression, addiction, and family trauma. Then, when burning lesions appeared on his body overnight, Eleanor was as baffled as his doctors. There seemed to be no obvious diagnosis, let alone a cure. And when the lesions gave way to Aaron's increasingly disturbed concerns about parasites living inside him, the husband she loved began to unravel before her eyes. A new fissure ruptured in their marriage, and new questions piled onto old ones: Where does physical illness end and mental illness begin? Where does one person end and another begin? And how do we exist alongside someone else's suffering? Emotional, propulsive, and at times heartbreaking, Eleanor Henderson's Everything I Have Is Yours tells the story of a marriage tested by powerful forces out of both partners' control. It's not only a memoir of a wife's tireless quest to heal her husband, but one that asks just what it means to accept someone as they are".
EXIT RICH : THE 6 P METHOD TO SELL YOUR BUSINESS FOR HUGE PROFIT
by Tucker, Michelle Seiler, author
658.164 TUC
"Too many entrepreneurs push off planning for the sale of their business until the last moment. But for a business to sell for what it's really worth--or even more--owners need to prepare for the sale from the very start. In Exit Rich, author and mergers and acquisitions authority Michelle Seiler Tucker joins forces with Sharon Lechter, finance expert and author of Rich Dad Poor Dad, to create a must-have guide for all business owners--whether they're gearing up to sell a business now or just getting started building out their company into something to sell for a profit in the future. Seiler Tucker's twofold approach to selling your business for maximum profit combines two of the most powerful elements of her mergers and acquisitions toolkit: the "ST GPS Exit Model" to help business owners set goals for the sale before their business hit the market, and the "6 P Method" to help them objectively evaluate their business's worth, before their potential buyers do. Combined, these tools provide invaluable insight into the process of preparing a business for sale, finding the right buyers, and staging the sale itself. Throughout the book, Sharon Lechter's wisdom peppers each chapter in the "Mentoring Corner" section, providing forward-thinking entrepreneurs with the perspective that they need to take control of their business's future and exit rich." -- Provided by publisher
EXTRA LIFE : A SHORT HISTORY OF LIVING LONGER
by Johnson, Steven, 1968- author.
362.1 JOH
"As a species, humans have doubled their life expectancy in one hundred years. Medical breakthroughs, public health institutions, rising standards of living, and the other advances of modern life have given each person about 20,000 extra days on average. This book attempts to help the reader understand where that progress came from and what forces keep people alive longer. The author also considers how to avoid decreases in life expectancy as public health systems face unprecedented challenges, and what current technologies or interventions could reduce the impact of future crises. This work illuminates the power of common goals and public resources the work of activists struggling for reform, and of scientists sharing their findings open-source-style and of non-profit agencies spreading innovations around the world"-- Provided by publisher.
THE FAILED PROMISE : RECONSTRUCTION, FREDERICK DOUGLASS, AND THE IMPEACHMENT OF ANDREW JOHNSON
by Levine, Robert S. (Robert Steven), 1953- author.
973.8 LEV
"The absorbing narrative of Frederick Douglass's heated struggle with President Andrew Johnson reveals a new perspective on Reconstruction's demise. When Andrew Johnson rose to the presidency after Abraham Lincoln's assassination, African Americans were optimistic that Johnson would pursue aggressive federal policies for Black equality. Just a year earlier, Johnson had cast himself as a "Moses" for the Black community. Frederick Douglass, the country's most influential Black leader, increasingly doubted the president was sincere in supporting Black citizenship. In a dramatic meeting between Johnson and a Black delegation at the White House, the president and Douglass came to verbal blows over the fate of Reconstruction. Their animosity only grew as Johnson sought to undermine Reconstruction and conciliate leaders of the former Confederate states. Robert S. Levine grippingly recounts the conflicts that led to Johnson's impeachment from the perspective of Douglass and the wider Black community. In counterpointing the lives and careers of Douglass and Johnson, Levine offers a fresh vision of the lost promise and dire failure of Reconstruction"-- Provided by publisher.
FEARLESS : THE NEW RULES FOR UNLOCKING CREATIVITY, COURAGE, AND SUCCESS
Take your rightful place in the driver’s seat of your own life and career through the focused and fearless strategies that only highly respected, incredibly successful luxury fashion mogul and social activist Rebecca Minkoff could lay out in these pages.
FIELD STUDY
by Sebree, Chet'la, author.
811.6 SEB
"A lyric poem meditating on sexuality, desire, womanhood, and blackness"-- Provided by publisher.
THE FIRST COLLECTION OF CRITICISM BY A LIVING FEMALE ROCK CRITIC
"A revised and expanded edition of celebrated critic Jessica Hopper's pioneering music writing"-- Provided by publisher;"Throughout her career, spanning more than two decades, Jessica Hopper, a revered and pioneering music critic, has examined women recording and producing music, in all genres, through an intersectional feminist lens. The First Collection of Criticism by a Living Female Rock Critic features oral histories of bands like Hole and Sleater Kinney, interviews with the women editors of 1970s-era Rolling Stone, and intimate conversations with iconic musicians such as Björk, Robyn, and Lido Pimienta. Hopper journeys through the truths of Riot Grrrl's empowering insurgence decamps to Gary, Indiana, on the eve of Michael Jackson's death explodes the grunge-era mythologies of Nirvana and Courtney Love and examines the rise of emo. The collection also includes profiles and reviews of some of the most-loved, and most-loathed, women artists making music today: Fiona Apple, Kacey Musgraves, M.I.A., Miley Cyrus, Lana Del Rey. In order for the music industry to change, Hopper writes, we need "the continual presence of radicalized women . . . being encouraged and given reasons to stay, rather than diminished by the music which glues our communities together." The First Collection of Criticism by a Living Female Rock Critic―published to acclaim in 2015, and reissued now with new material and an introduction by Samantha Irby―is a rallying cry for women-centered history and storytelling, and a groundbreaking, obsessive, razor-sharp panorama of music writing crafted by one of the most influential critics of her generation."--Amazon.com.
FIRST FRIENDS : THE POWERFUL, UNSUNG (AND UNELECTED) PEOPLE WHO SHAPED OUR PRESIDENTS
A former aide to President Bill Clinton discusses the history of presidential friendships and how they have often shaped history, including John F. Kennedy and David Ormsby-Gore and Abraham Lincoln and Joshua Speed.
FLAPPER QUEENS : WOMEN CARTOONISTS OF THE JAZZ AGE
by Robbins, Trina, author.
741.5908 ROB
The world of comic strips always reflected the fashion of the time-- from R.F. Outcault's nightie-clad 'Yellow Kid' to Grace Drayton's 'Campbell Kids'. By the 1920s all the little roly-poly girls depicted in those early strips had grown up, bobbed their curls, and become flappers. Women got the vote in 1920, and suddenly they were equal to the boys-- at least in the voting booth. They smoked and drank bootleg hootch, they shortened their hair and skirts, and tossed out their corsets. It was a revolution, a time of excess and ebullience, and the flapper was the new queen-- and scores of women cartoonists chronicled her in the pages of America's newspapers. Fantagraphics celebrates that revolution with 'The Flapper Queens', a gorgeous oversized hardcover collection of full-color comic strips. In addition to featuring the more well-known cartoonists of the era, such as Ethel Hays and Nell Brinkley, Eisner-winning comics herstorian Robbins introduces you to women cartoonists like Eleanor Schorer, who started her career in the teens as a flowery art nouveau Nell Brinkley imitator, but by the '20s was drawing bold and outrageous art deco illustrations Edith Stevens, who chronicled the fashion trends, hairstyles, and social manners of the '20s and '30s in the pages of The Boston Globe and Virginia Huget, possibly the flappiest of the Flapper Queens, whose girls, with their angular elbows and knees, seemed to always exist in a euphoric state of Charleston. Trina Robbins welcomes you to the revolution with a coffee table book filled with liberating, full-color illustrations and comic strips.
FLASHPOINT : HOW A LITTLE-KNOWN SPORTING EVENT FUELED AMERICA
"This book provides a unique perspective on the anti-apartheid movement in the United States through its examination of a little-remembered rugby tour across the country by South Africa's national team. The tour became a flashpoint for the nation's burgeoning protests against apartheid and a test of national values and American foreign policy." -- Provided by publisher.
FORGET THE ALAMO : THE RISE AND FALL OF AN AMERICAN MYTH
by Burrough, Bryan, 1961- author.
976.403 BUR
"Three noted Texan writers combine forces to tell the real story of the Alamo, dispelling the myths, exploring why they had their day for so long, and explaining why the ugly fight about its meaning is now coming to a head."-- Provided by publisher.
FORGETTING : THE BENEFITS OF NOT REMEMBERING
by Small, Scott A., author.
153.12 SMA
"A renowned neurologist explains why our routine forgetting-of names, dates, even house keys-is not a brain failure but actually, when combined with memory, one of the mind's most beneficial functions. Who wouldn't want a better memory? Dr. Scott Small has dedicated his career to understanding why memory forsakes us. As director of the Alzheimer's Disease Research Center at Columbia University, he focuses largely on patients who experience pathological forgetting, and it is in contrast to their suffering that normal forgetting, which we experience every day, appears in sharp relief. Until recently, most everyone-memory scientists included-believed that forgetting served no purpose. But new research in psychology, neurobiology, medicine, and computer science tells a different story. Forgetting is not a failure of our minds. It's not even a benign glitch. It is, in fact, good for us-and, alongside memory, it is a required function for our minds to work best. Forgetting benefits our cognitive and creative abilities, emotional well-being, and even our personal and societal health. As frustrating as a typical lapse can be, it's precisely what opens up our minds to making better decisions, experiencing joy and relationships, and flourishing artistically. From studies of bonobos in the wild to visits with the iconic painter Jasper Johns and the renowned decision-making expert Daniel Kahneman, Small looks across disciplines to put new scientific findings into illuminating context while also revealing groundbreaking developments about Alzheimer's disease. The next time you forget where you left your keys, remember that a little forgetting does a lot of good." --book jacket
FOUR THOUSAND WEEKS : TIME MANAGEMENT FOR MORTALS
by Burkeman, Oliver, author.
650.11 BUR
"A lively philosophical guide to time and time management, setting aside superficial efficiency solutions in favor of reckoning with and finding joy in the finitude of human life"-- Provided by publisher.
FOX AND I : AN UNCOMMON FRIENDSHIP
by Raven, Catherine, 1959- author.
B RAVEN
"An unforgettable memoir about the friendship between a solitary woman and a wild fox. When Catherine Raven finished her PhD in biology, she built herself a tiny cottage on an isolated plot of land in Montana. She was as emotionally isolated as she was physically, but she viewed the house as a way station, a temporary rest stop where she could gather her nerves and fill out applications for what she hoped would be a real job that would help her fit into society. In the meantime, she taught remotely and led field classes in nearby Yellowstone National Park. Then one day she realized that a mangy-looking fox was showing up on her property every afternoon at 4:15 p.m. She had never had a regular visitor before. How do you even talk to a fox? She brought out her camping chair, sat as close to him as she dared, and began reading to him from The Little Prince. Her scientific training had taught her not to anthropomorphize animals, yet as she grew to know him, his personality revealed itself and they became friends. From the fox, she learned the single most important thing about loneliness: we are never alone when we are connected to the natural world. Friends, however, cannot save each other from the uncontained forces of nature. Fox and I is a poignant and remarkable tale of friendship, growth, and coping with inevitable loss— and of how that loss can be transformed into meaning. It is both a timely tale of solitude and belonging as well as a timeless story of one woman whose immersion in the natural world will change the way we view our surroundings— each tree, weed, flower, stone, or fox." -- Description provided by publisher.
FROM REBEL TO RULER : ONE HUNDRED YEARS OF THE CHINESE COMMUNIST PARTY
"On the centennial of the founding of the Chinese Communist Party, Tony Saich offers the definitive history of the CCP's rise and rule. The party has suffered self-inflicted wounds yet thrived thanks to its flexibility. Looking ahead, Saich assesses how the CCP is adapting to global leadership and the expectations of China's growing middle class"-- Provided by publisher.
THE GALLERY OF MIRACLES AND MADNESS : INSANITY, MODERNISM, AND HITLER
"This is a tragedy that begins in the halls of psychiatry and modern art and ends in the Nazis' first gas chambers. In the early 1920s, Hans Prinzhorn, a psychiatrist and aesthete, sought insight from the art of mental patients such as Franz Buhler. Buhler was a brilliant, well-known ironworker until his schizophrenia diagnosis, and his work was compared to that of Munch and Duhrer. Prinzhorn collected and published their work, inspiring the Modernist movement that was coming into fashion just as a young Adolf Hitler arrived in Vienna to begin his brief, failed career as a painter. Hitler was alienated by the Modernists and what he called their "degenerate" art that expressed the most primal human emotions. He saw it as a disease in the body politic and set out to crush it with the infamous "Degenerate Art" exhibition Goebbels and Hitler engineered in 1938, that mocked the work of mental patients and Modernists. The cultural cleansing was a precursor to the racial cleansing and Prinzhorns's patient artists would be caught up in both. Hitler developed the first gas chambers as a way to dispose of 70,273 patients, including Franz Buhler. In The Gallery of Miracles and Madness, the Nazis' cultural destruction, which would rightly be considered among the lesser sins of the Reich, puts the horror of the Holocaust into relief. The cultural decimation--the burning of books and artwork--was a stepping stone to the more overt horrors of the Holocaust. By equating artistic expression with sickness, Hitler made the case to the German people that they could not be made whole until those spreading this sickness were destroyed. Showing us the way Hitler's most profound personal insecurities fan the flames of nationalism and unfolding the transition from Weimar life to Nazi life from less familiar points of view--the ward of a psychiatric hospital, the contents of a museum--English poses profound questions about what is really at stake in cultural objects and offers us a fresh look at the brutality of the Nazi regime"-- Provided by publisher.
THE GENIUS ZONE : THE BREAKTHROUGH PROCESS TO END NEGATIVE THINKING AND LIVE IN TRUE CREATIVITY
"Too often we live lives that we find unfulfilling, fail to reach our own potential, and neglect to practice creativity in our daily routines. Gay Hendricks's The Genius Zone offers a way to change that by tapping into your own innate creativity. Dr. Gay Hendricks broke new ground with his bestselling classic, The Big Leap, which has become an essential resource for coaches, entrepreneurs, executives, and health practitioners around the world. Originally published as The Joy of Genius, The Genius Zone has been updated and expanded throughout, making it the essential next step beyond The Big Leap. In The Genius Zone, Hendricks introduces his brilliant exercise, the Genius Move, a simple, life-altering practice that allows readers to end negative thinking and thrive authentically. By using the Genius Move, readers will learn to spend more of their lives in their zone of genius-where creativity flows freely and they are actively pursuing the things that offer them fulfillment and satisfaction. Filled with hands-on exercises and personal stories from the author, The Genius Zone is an essential guide to creative fulfillment. If you are committed to bringing forth your innate genius and making your largest possible creative contribution, The Genius Zone will become a trusted companion for the journey"-- Provided by publisher.
GIOVANNI
by Rocco, Giovanni, author.
364.106 ROC
"Giovanni's Ring is the story of "Giovanni Rocco," a New Jersey police officer, known undercover as "Giovanni Gatto," who was the mysterious agent at the epicenter of Operation Charlie Horse, a federal undercover operation that ultimately brought down ten members and associates of New Jersey's DeCavalcante Mafia family, the criminal organization known as 'the real Sopranos.'" -- Provided by publisher.
THE GIRLS WHO STEPPED OUT OF LINE : UNTOLD STORIES OF THE WOMEN WHO CHANGED THE COURSE OF WORLD WAR II
"The Girls Who Stepped Out of Line takes you inside the lives and experiences of 15 unknown women heroes from the Greatest Generation, the women who served, fought, struggled, and made things happen during WWII-in and out of uniform, for theirs is a legacy destined to embolden generations of women to come. Liane B. Russell fled Austria with nothing and later became a renowned U.S. scientist whose research on the effects of radiation on embryos made a difference to thousands of lives. Gena Turgel was a prisoner who worked in the hospital at Bergen-Belsen and cared for the young Anne Frank, who was dying of typhus. Gena survived and went on to write a memoir and spent her life educating children about the Holocaust. Ida and Louise Cook were British sisters who repeatedly smuggled out jewelry and furs and served as sponsors for refugees, and they also established temporary housing for immigrant families in London. Retired U.S. Army Major General Mari K. Eder wrote this book because she knew their stories needed to be told-and the sooner the better."-- Provided by publisher.
GLAMOUR : 30 YEARS OF WOMEN WHO HAVE RESHAPED THE WORLD
Showcasing three decades of Glamour's Women of the Year, this book is a record of the ceiling-shattering achievements that have reshaped our world, and a manual for success for the women of today--and tomorrow For over 80 years, Glamour has been the preeminent female empowerment title in America. From Glamour's origin as the magazine "for the girl with a job" to today, strong, ambitious women have always taken center stage, and no place more so than at Glamour's annual Women of the Year Awards. Launched in 1990, the annual awards have become a 30-year living, breathing history, mapping out the evolution of women's power across the worlds of film, politics, sports, activism, and more. Many of the names are familiar. We've grown up with Billie Jean King, Madonna, Nora Ephron, and Ruth Bader Ginsburg. Titans of change like Michelle Obama and Malala Yousafzai have rocked our world in lasting ways. Stars such as Reese Witherspoon, Ava DuVernay, Julianne Moore, Lupita Nyong'o, and Ashley Graham have used their global influence to shift the needle in filmmaking, reproductive rights, criminal justice, and representation. Other names you may not know so well include women who have transformed the futures of school children in local communities, and teens who organized millions to fight against gun violence. Glamour: 30 Years of Women Who Have Reshaped the World touches on some of the most culturally important moments of our recent history. Most importantly, the book offers inspiration and service, reminding today's women and girls that, in the words of 2015 Women of the Year honoree Reese Witherspoon, ambition is not a dirty word.
GOLDEN BOY : A MURDER AMONG THE MANHATTAN ELITE
by Glatt, John, author.
364.1523 GLA
"New York Times bestselling author John Glatt tells the true story of Thomas Gilbert Jr., the disturbed young man accused of murdering his father, a Manhattan millionaire and hedge fund founder. By all accounts, Thomas Gilbert Jr. led a charmed life. Theson of a wealthy hedge fund manager and a financier, he grew up surrounded by a loving family and all the luxury an Upper East Side childhood could provide: education at the elite Buckley School and Deerfield Academy, summers in a sprawling seaside mansion in the Hamptons. He was strikingly handsome, moving with ease through glittering social circles and following in his father's footsteps to Princeton. His friends saw him as a leader his parents adored him. But Tommy always felt different, and the cracks in his façade began to show. What started as quiet exhaustion turned into warning signs of OCD, increasing paranoia, and-most troubling-an indescribable, inexplicable hatred of his father. As his parents begged him to seek psychiatric help, Tommy pushed back by self-medicating with drugs and escalating violence. When a fire destroyed his recently-estranged best friend's Hamptons home, Tommy was the prime suspect-but he was never charged. Just months later, he arrived at his parents' apartment, calmly asked his mother to leave, and shot his father point-blank in the head. Now, journalist John Glatt takes an in-depth look at the devastating crime that rocked Manhattan's upper class. With exclusive access to sources close to Tommy, including his own mother, Glatt constructs the agonizing spiral of mental illness that led Thomas Gilbert Jr. to the ultimate unspeakable act"-- Provided by publisher.
GOLDENROD : POEMS
by Smith, Maggie, 1977- author.
811.6 SMITH
"With her breakout bestseller Keep Moving, Maggie Smith captured the nation with her "meditations on kindness and hope" (NPR). Now, with Goldenrod, the award-winning poet returns with a powerful collection of poems that look at parenthood, solitude, love, and memory. Pulling objects from everyday life--a hallway mirror, a rock found in her son's pocket, a field of goldenrods at the side of the road--she reveals the magic of the present moment. Only Maggie Smith could turn an autocorrect mistake into a line of poetry, musing that her phone "doesn't observe / the high holidays, autocorrecting / shana tova to shaman tobacco, / Rosh Hashanah to rose has hands."​--Amazon.
GRAND DISHES : RECIPES AND STORIES FROM GRANDMOTHERS OF THE WORLD
"There is no food quite like a grandmother's time-perfected dish. Inspired by their own grandmothers--and the love they shared through the food they served--Anastasia Miari and Iska Lupton embarked on a mission: from Corfu to Cuba, Moscow to New Orleans, and many more in between, they set out to capture cooking methods, regional recipes and timeless wisdom from grandmothers around the world. The result is Grand Dishes, a journey across four years of cooking with the world's grandmothers, a preservation not just of recipes but of the stories--told through the dishes--that have seasoned these grandmothers' lives. Featured alongside are contributions from celebrated chefs and food writers, each with their own grandmother's recipe to share."-- Back cover.
THE GRIEF HANDBOOK : A GUIDE THROUGH THE WORST DAYS OF YOUR LIFE
by McNulty, Bridget, author.
155.937 MCN
"There is no one-size-fits-all recovery process for bereavement. Understanding that each experience of grief is unique, you can stop worrying about how you should be feeling. This interactive journal offers you room to explore your feelings at your own pace, helping you not to shy away from the enormity of your heartbreak. To be able to move through grief we need to understand our emotions, tune into our needs and know that what we are feeling is normal. Grief isn't something to "get over", but a loss to honour and live with. This gentle book shows us how"-- Provided by publisher
HALF LIVES : THE UNLIKELY HISTORY OF RADIUM
by Santos, Lucy Jane, author.
546.396 SAN
"The fascinating, curious, and sometimes macabre history of radium as seen in its uses in everyday life. Of all the radioactive elements discovered at the end of the nineteenth century, it was radium that became the focus of both public fascination and entrepreneurial zeal. Half Lives tells the fascinating, curious, sometimes macabre story of the element through its ascendance as a desirable item--a present for a queen, a prize in a treasure hunt, a glow-in-the-dark dance costume--to its role as a supposed cure-all in everyday twentieth-century life, when medical practitioners and business people (reputable and otherwise) devised ingenious ways of commodifying the new wonder element, and enthusiastic customers welcomed their radioactive wares into their homes. Lucy Jane Santos--herself the proud owner of a formidable collection of radium beauty treatments--delves into the stories of these products and details the gradual downfall and discredit of the radium industry through the eyes of the people who bought, sold and eventually came to fear the once-fetishized substance. Half Lives is a new history of radium as part of a unique examination of the interplay between science and popular culture." -- From Goodreads.com.
HERE, RIGHT MATTERS : AN AMERICAN STORY
by Vindman, Alexander S., author.
B VINDMAN
"Retired U.S. Army Lieutenant Colonel Alexander Vindman, who found himself at the center of a firestorm for his decision to report the infamous phone call that led to presidential impeachment, tells his own story for the first time. HERE, RIGHT MATTERS is a stirring account of Vindman's childhood as an immigrant growing up in New York City, his career in service of his new home on the battlefield and at the White House, and the decisions leading up to, and fallout surrounding, his exposure of President Trump's abuse of power." -- Provided by publisher.
HERO OF TWO WORLDS : THE MARQUIS DE LAFAYETTE IN THE AGE OF REVOLUTION
"Few in history can match the breadth and depth of the revolutionary career of the Marquis de Lafayette. Over fifty incredible years at the heart of the Age of Revolution, he fought as one with righteous revolutionaries on both sides of the Atlantic. As an idealistic and courageous teenager serving in the American Revolution, he used his considerable wealth and savvy to help the Americans defeat the British. Then he returned home, and was a principal player in the French Revolution. And in his final act,at seventy years old, he was instrumental in the dramatic overthrow of the Bourbon Dynasty during the Revolution of 1830. All the while, he never wavered from the principles he had written into the Declaration of the Rights of Man in 1789: That men are born and remain free and equal, deserving of liberty, property, safety, freedom of speech, and the ability to resist oppression. Through this age of revolutionary upheaval, Lafayette remained unshakably committed to the principles he had outlined. From the time that he was an enthusiastic 19-year-old to the time he was a world-weary 74-year-old, his resolve never wavered. As the saying goes, if we don't learn from history, we are doomed to repeat it. The contemporary relevance and the life and times of the Marquis de Lafayette have never been more relevant. Today, the values codified and practiced by Lafayette are increasingly taken for granted and our society has grown complacent about their supposedly immutable and permanent force. His life is thus the story of where we came from-and what we stand to lose if we abandon the ideals for which he fought"-- Provided by publisher.
THE HERO
"Beloved guide to Italian culture and history Tim Parks traces Garibaldi's famous journey across the Apennines in search of the country's past and present. In the summer of 1849 Giuseppe Garibaldi, the legendary hero of guerrilla wars and future architect of a united Italy, was finally forced to concede defeat to the French in his defense of a revolutionary Roman republic. But determined to turn defeat into moral victory, he set out from Rome with 4,000 men one July evening to continue the struggle for national independence. Hounded by both French and Austrian armies, he crossed the Italian Apennines and after endless skirmishes and adventures arrived in Ravenna a month later with just 250 survivors. Tim Parks, the author of four best-selling accounts of Italian life, retraced Garibaldi's steps in the summer of 2019. In The Hero's Way he delivers a superb travelogue that combines a memorable portrait of Garibaldi and the country before unification with Parks's own fine observations of contemporary Italian people, politics, customs, food, and landscape"-- Provided by publisher.
HIRSCHFELD : THE BIOGRAPHY
by Stern, Ellen, author.
B HIRSCHFELD
The definitive biography of Al Hirschfeld, renowned caricaturist and artist. Al Hirschfeld knew everybody and drew everybody. He occupied the twentieth century, and illustrated it. Hirschfeld: The Biography is the first portrait of the renowned artist's life—as spirited and unique as his pen-and-ink drawings. Beginning in the 1920s, he caricatured Hollywood actors, Washington politicians, and—his favorite—celebrities of the stage. Broadway belonged to Hirschfeld. His work appeared in the New York Times and other publications, as well as on book jackets, album covers, posters, and postage stamps, for more than seventy-five years. He lived in Paris, Moscow, and Bali, and in a pink New York townhouse on a star-studded block where his closest friends—Carol Channing, S. J. Perelman, Gloria Vanderbilt, Brooks Atkinson, Elia Kazan, Marlene Dietrich, and William Saroyan—flocked in and out. He played the piano, went to jazz joints with Eugene O'Neill, and wrote a musical that bombed. He drove until he was ninety-eight years old and always found a parking space. He worked every day, threw dinner parties twice a week, and hosted New Year's Eve soirees that were legendary. He had three wives, a formidable agent, and a daughter, Nina, the most famous little girl that no one knows. Hirschfeld died in 2003, at the age of ninety-nine. "If you live long enough," he liked to say, "everything happens." For him, it did. And good and bad—it's all here. Through interviews with Hirschfeld himself, his friends and family (including the mysterious Nina), and his famous subjects, as well as through letters, scrapbooks, and home movies, Ellen Stern has crafted a delightful, detailed, and definitive portrait of Al Hirschfeld, one of our most beloved, and most influential, artists.
THE HISTORY OF BONES : A MEMOIR
by Lurie, John, 1952- author.
B LURIE
"In the tornado that was downtown New York in the 1980s, John Lurie stood in its vortex. After founding the band The Lounge Lizards with his brother in 1979, Lurie quickly became a centrifugal figure in the world of outsider artists, cutting-edge filmmakers, and cultural rebels. In the book, Lurie vibrantly brings to life the whole wash of 1980s New York as he develops his artistic soul over the course of the decade and comes into orbit with all the prominent artists of that time and place, like Andy Warhol, Debbie Harry, Boris Policeband, and especially Jean-Michel Basquiat, the enigmatic artistic prodigy who spent a year sleeping on Lurie's floor on East 3rd Street. It may feel like Disney World now, but in Bones Are on the Outside, the East Village, through Lurie's clear-eyed reminiscence, comes to teeming, gritty life. The book is full of grime and frank humor--Lurie pulls no punches and bars no holds in his descriptions of the frothy whirlpool of the East Village at that time. His story is a journey back to one of the most significant moments in our cultural history, one whose reverberations are still strongly felt today"--Provided by publisher.
HOLLYWOOD EDEN : ELECTRIC GUITARS, FAST CARS, AND THE MYTH OF THE CALIFORNIA PARADISE
"From the Beach Boys and Jan & Dean to the Byrds and the Mamas & the Papas, acclaimed music journalist Joel Selvin tells the story of a group of young artists and musicians who came together at the dawn of the 1960s to create the lasting myth of the California dream. From surf music to hot-rod records to the sunny pop of the Beach Boys and the Mamas & the Papas, "Hollywood Eden" captures the fresh blossom of a young generation who came together in the epic spring of the 1960s to invent the myth of the California Paradise. Central to the story is a group of sun-kissed teens from the University High School class of 1959 -- a class that included Jan & Dean, Nancy Sinatra, and future members of the Beach Boys -- who came of age in Los Angeles at the dawn of a new golden era when anything seemed possible. These were the people who created the idea of modern California for the rest of the world. But their own private struggles belied the paradise portrayed in their music. What began as a light-hearted frolic under sunny skies ended up crashing down to earth just a few short but action-packed years later as, one by one, each met their destinies head-on. A rock 'n' roll opera loaded with violence, deceit, intrigue, low comedy, and high drama, "Hollywood Eden" tells the story of a group of young artists and musicians who bumped heads, crashed cars, and ultimately flew too close to the sun."-- Provided by publisher.
HORSE GIRLS : RECOVERING, ASPIRING, AND DEVOTED RIDERS REDEFINE THE ICONIC BOND
As a child, horses consumed Halimah Marcus' imagination. When she wasn't around horses she was pretending to be one, cantering on two legs, hands poised to hold invisible reins. To her classmates, girls like Halimah were known as "horse girls," weird and overzealous, absent from the social worlds of their peers. Decades later, when memes about "horse girl energy," began appearing across social media-Halimah reluctantly recognized herself. The jokes imagine girls as blinkered as carriage ponies, oblivious to the mockery behind their backs. The stereotypical horse girl is also white, thin, rich, and straight, a daughter of privilege. Yet so many riders don't fit this narrow, damaging ideal, and relate to horses in profound ways that include ambivalence and regret, as well as unbridled passion and devotion. Featuring some of the most striking voices in contemporary literature-including Carmen Maria Machado, Pulitzer-prize winner Jane Smiley, T Kira Madden, Maggie Shipstead, and Courtney Maum-Horse Girls reframes the iconic bond between girls and horses with the complexity and nuance it deserves. And it showcases powerful emerging voices like Braudie Blais-Billie, on the connection between her Seminole and Quebecois heritage Sarah Enelow-Snyder, on growing up as a Black barrel racer in central Texas and Nur Nasreen Ibrahim, on the colonialist influence on horse culture in Pakistan. By turns thought-provoking and personal, Horse Girls reclaims its titular stereotype to ask bold questions about autonomy and desire, privilege and ambition, identity and freedom, and the competing forces of domestication and wildness.
HOW BOARDS WORK : AND HOW THEY CAN WORK BETTER IN A CHAOTIC WORLD
"Corporate boards have never been under greater pressure. Scandals and malpractice at companies like Theranos, WeWork, Uber, and Wells Fargo have raised serious, justified questions about the quality of corporate governance among regulators, shareholders, and society at large. Activists are pressing corporations and their boards to assume new responsibilities on issues from pay equity to climate change. A global pandemic and a profound economic crisis have only accelerated a mounting backlash against globalization and capitalism itself. In How Boards Work: And How They Can Work Better in a Chaotic World, prize-winning economist and veteran corporate director Dambisa Moyo offers an insider's view of corporate boards' struggles to meet the challenges of our perilous times. Boards, she argues, must take bold steps to reform their practices and exert far stronger leadership if global corporations hope to survive the perilous years ahead. Many people-including even many shareholders and executives-understand little about what boards do, how they work, and the fiduciary responsibilities they must fulfill. Drawing on Moyo's decade of experience serving on corporate boards, How Boards Work takes readers inside corporate board rooms as boards face ever-louder demands to broaden their traditional mandate-choosing the CEO and endorsing corporate strategy-by weighing in on questions of racial and gender equity, data privacy, and other cultural and social issues. It describes how the challenges facing boards will only grow in the coming decade as globalization ebbs, short-term thinking dominates investor behavior, and competition for talent becomes more intense. Corporations must fundamentally rethink how they do business, Moyo argues, and boards must equip themselves to lead the way through a radical program of modernization. Corporations need boards that are more transparent, more knowledgeable, more diverse, and much more deeply involved in setting the strategic course of the companies they lead.
HOW CYBERSECURITY REALLY WORKS : A HANDS-ON GUIDE FOR TOTAL BEGINNERS
by Grubb, Sam (Cyber security consultant), author.
005.8 GRU
"An introduction to cybersecurity for readers new to the field. It covers the fundamentals of cybersecurity and shares practical advice on how readers can keep themselves and their computers safe from phishing, malware, network attacks, and other hacker exploits. Provides real-world examples"-- Provided by publisher.
HOW I SAVED THE WORLD
by Watters, Jesse, 1978- author.
070.92 WAT
"The host of Fox News shows Watters' World and The Five lays out the only path forward for our nation--listening to him--in this funny, offbeat book, which echoes his irreverent voice."-- Provided by the publisher.
HOW STELLA LEARNED TO TALK : THE GROUNDBREAKING STORY OF THE WORLD
"An incredible, revolutionary true story and surprisingly simple guide to teaching your dog to talk from speech-language pathologist Christina Hunger, who has taught her dog, Stella, to communicate using simple paw-sized buttons associated with different words."-- Amazon.com.
HOW TO BE A VODKA SNOB
by Jacques, Brittany, author.
641.25 JAC
More than 50 recipes are offered, as well as stories, tidbits, and a step-by-step guide to becoming a vodka snob.
HOW TO BE FEARLESS : (IN 7 SIMPLE STEPS)
by Hagy, Jessica, author.
152.46 HAG
"A visual infographic self-help book from the Seattle-based master of the venn diagram, Jessica Hagy, author of How to Be Interesting. This book empowers readers to see themselves as capable and powerful even when beset by worry and worrying messaging"-- Provided by publisher.
HOW TO FIGURE OUT WHAT TO DO WITH YOUR LIFE (NEXT)
by Turliuk, Jennifer, author.
331.702 TUR
A surefire guide to planning your next career move and discovering the job you really want. Jennifer Turliuk was dissatisfied in her corporate job, so she quit. But she had no idea what to do next. After university, she, like so many graduates, focused on just getting a job rather than figuring out the career she really wanted. Yet how did she even begin to find out what exactly that would be? Instead of getting another degree or going back to school to change her career path, Jennifer embarked on a "self-education journey," interviewing and shadowing some of the world's leading professors, founders, and investors from Silicon Valley companies such as Airbnb, Square, Kiip, and more. What she discovered is not only a way to find out what she really wanted to do with her own life, but a career design process that would help others do just the same. Based on tested strategies and exercises including quantified self, design thinking, lean methodology, self-discovery, and more, Turliuk will be your guide to finding the path towards a satisfying and passion-driven career that is right for you.
HOW TO MAKE AN APPLE PIE FROM SCRATCH : IN SEARCH OF THE RECIPE FOR OUR UNIVERSE, FROM THE ORIGINS OF ATOMS TO THE BIG BANG
"By an experimental physicist who works on the Large Hadron Collider, a mind-altering look at the foundational questions bedeviling modern physics, among them: Where does matter come from? Carl Sagan famously said, "If you wish to make an apple pie from scratch, you must first invent the universe." But what fundamental matter is the universe made of? What banged in the Big Bang? And how did that matter arise from nothing into the world we now know? In How to Make an Apple Pie from Scratch, Harry Cliff--a University of Cambridge particle physicist, researcher on the Large Hadron Collider, and acclaimed science presenter--sets out in pursuit of answers. He ventures to the largest underground research facility in the world, deep beneath Italy's Gran Sasso mountains, where scientists look into the heart of the Sun using the most elusive of particles, the ghostly neutrino. He visits CERN in Switzerland to behold the 'Antimatter Factory,' where this stuff of science fiction is manufactured daily (and we're close to knowing whether it falls up). Cliff illuminates the history of physics and chemistry that brought us to our present understanding--and misunderstandings--of the world, while offering readers a front row seat to the dramatically unfolding quest to unlock, at long last, the secrets of our universe. A transfixing deep-dive into the origins of the world, How to Make an Apple Pie from Scratch investigates not just the makeup of our universe, but the awe-inspiring, improbable fact that it exists at all"-- Provided by publisher.
THE HOWE DYNASTY : THE UNTOLD STORY OF A MILITARY FAMILY AND THE WOMEN BEHIND BRITAIN
"Finally revealing the family's indefatigable women among its legendary military figures, The Howe Dynasty recasts the British side of the American Revolution. In December 1774, Benjamin Franklin met Caroline Howe, the sister of British Admiral Richard and General William Howe, in a London drawing room for "half a dozen Games of Chess." As Julie Flavell reveals, the games concealed a matter of the utmost diplomatic urgency, a last-ditch attempt to forestall the outbreak of war. Aware that the Howes, both the men and the women, have seemed impenetrable to historians, Flavell investigated the letters of Caroline Howe, which have been overlooked for centuries. Using these revelatory documents, Flavell provides a compelling reinterpretation of England's famous family across four wars, centering on their enigmatic roles in the American Revolution. The Howe Dynasty interweaves action-packed stories of North American military campaigns-including the Battles of Bunker Hill and Long Island-with parlor-room intrigues back in England, creating a riveting narrative that brings alive the influence of these extraordinary women in both peacetime and war"-- Provided by publisher.
I ALONE CAN FIX IT : DONALD J  TRUMP
by Leonnig, Carol, author.
973.933 LEO
"The true story of what took place in Donald Trump's White House during a disastrous 2020 has never before been told in full. What was really going on around the president, as the government failed to contain the coronavirus and over half a million Americans perished? Who was influencing Trump after he refused to concede an election he had clearly lost and spread lies about election fraud? To answer these questions, Phil Rucker and Carol Leonnig reveal a dysfunctional and bumbling presidency's inner workings in unprecedented, stunning detail"-- Provided by publisher.
I LEFT MY HOMEWORK IN THE HAMPTONS : WHAT I LEARNED TEACHING THE CHILDREN OF THE ONE PERCENT
Ben orders daily room service while living in a five-star hotel. Olivia collects luxury brand sneakers worn by celebrities. Dakota jets off to Rome when she needs to avoid drama at school. Welcome to the inner circle of New York’s richest families, where academia is an obsession, wealth does nothing to soothe status anxiety and parents will try just about anything to gain a competitive edge in the college admissions rat race. When Blythe Grossberg first started as a tutor and learning specialist, she had no idea what awaited her inside the high-end apartments of Fifth Avenue. Children are expected to be as efficient and driven as CEOs, starting their days with 5:00 a.m. squash practice and ending them with late-night tutoring sessions. Meanwhile, their powerful parents will do anything to secure one of the precious few spots at the Ivy Leagues, whatever the cost to them or their kids. Through stories of the children she tutors that are both funny and shocking, Grossberg shows us the privileged world of America’s wealthiest families and the systems in place that help them stay on top.A captivating memoir about tutoring for Manhattan's elite, revealing how a life of extreme wealth both helps and harms the children of the one percent.
I LIVE A LIFE LIKE YOURS : A MEMOIR
by Grue, Jan, 1981- author.
B GRUE
"In this essayistic autobiography, Jan Grue reflects on social structures, disability, loss, relationships, and the body: in short, on what it means to be human"--
THE ICEPICK SURGEON : MURDER, FRAUD, SABOTAGE, PIRACY, AND OTHER DASTARDLY DEEDS PERPETRATED IN THE NAME OF SCIENCE
"The Icepick Surgeon masterfully guides the reader across two thousand years of history, beginning with Cleopatra’s dark deeds in ancient Egypt. The book reveals the origins of much of modern science in the transatlantic slave trade of the 1700s, as well as Thomas Edison’s mercenary support of the electric chair and the warped logic of the spies who infiltrated the Manhattan Project. But the sins of science aren’t all safely buried in the past. Many of them, Kean reminds us, still affect us today. We can draw direct lines from the medical abuses of Tuskegee and Nazi Germany to current vaccine hesitancy, and connect icepick lobotomies from the 1950s to the contemporary failings of mental-health care. Kean even takes us into the future, when advanced computers and genetic engineering could unleash whole new ways to do one another wrong." -- Provided by publisher.
THE INDISPENSABLES : THE DIVERSE SOLDIER-MARINERS WHO SHAPED THE COUNTRY, FORMED THE NAVY, AND ROWED WASHINGTON ACROSS THE DELAWARE
Tells the history of the the Marblehead Regiment, led by John Glover, which fought at Lexington on Bunker Hill, formed the Guard that protected George Washington and conveyed Washington's men across the Delaware River on Christmas night 1776.
INFINITY INVESTING : HOW THE RICH GET RICHER AND HOW YOU CAN DO THE SAME
"Toby Mathis has created a road map for achieving long-term financial freedom called Infinity Investing, and it is built on the idea that anyone can (and should) increase their financial class status. His approach takes the long view. It won't happen overnight, but if you follow the steps he describes, you will greatly increase the odds that you can escape the financial treadmill that many Americans live on--what Toby describes as financial prison. You will learn how to calculate your actual net worth, manage your income spread, and avoid some common pitfalls--like believing that the large financial institutions of the world have your best interest in mind. Perhaps most importantly, you will learn the difference between the financial habits of the wealthy and the poor. (Hint: It probably is not what you think.) Then by creating a plan to emulate the way the wealthy manage their money and create ongoing sources of income, you can build your own Infinity Plan."--Jacket flap.
INFLUENCE, NEW AND EXPANDED : THE PSYCHOLOGY OF PERSUASION
by Cialdini, Robert B., author.
153.852 CIA
"In this highly acclaimed New York Times bestseller, Dr. Robert B. Cialdini-the seminal expert in the field of influence and persuasion-explains the psychology of why people say yes and how to apply these principles ethically in business and everyday situations"-- Provided by publisher.
INSIDE COMEDY : THE SOUL, WIT, AND BITE OF COMEDY AND COMEDIANS OF THE LAST FIVE DECADES
"A personal history of comedy from the 1950s to the present, with interviews conducted by the author"-- provided byt the publisher.
THE INVENTION OF SICILY : A MEDITERRANEAN HISTORY
by Mackay, Jamie Alexander Calum, 1990- author.
945.8 MAC
"In this riveting, rich history, Jamie Mackay peels away the layers of this most mysterious of islands. It is a story with its origins in ancient legend that has reinvented itself across centuries: in conquest and resistance. Inseparable from these political and social developments is the nation's cultural patrimony"-- Provided by publisher.
THE IRISH ASSASSINS : CONSPIRACY, REVENGE AND THE PHOENIX PARK MURDERS THAT STUNNED VICTORIAN ENGLAND
"A brilliant work of historical true crime charting a pivotal event in the l9th century, the Phoenix Park murders in Dublin, that gripped the world and forever altered the course of Irish history, from renowned journalist... Julie Kavanagh. One sunlit evening, May 6 l882, Lord Frederick Cavendish and Thomas Burke, Chief Secretary and Undersecretary for Ireland, were ambushed and stabbed to death while strolling through Phoenix Park in Dublin. The murders were funded by American supporters of Irish independence and carried out by the Invincibles, a militant faction of republicans armed with specially-made surgeon's blades. They ended what should have been a turning point in Anglo Irish relations. A new spirit of goodwill had been burgeoning between British Prime Minister William Gladstone and Ireland's leader Charles Stewart Parnell, with both men forging in secret a pact to achieve peace and independence in Ireland--with the newly appointed Cavendish, Gladstone's protégé, to play an instrumental role in helping to do so. The impact of the Phoenix Park murders was so cataclysmic that it destroyed the pact, almost brought down the government, and set in motion repercussions that would last long into the 20th century. In a story that spans Donegal, Dublin, London, Paris, New York, Cannes and Cape Town, Julie Kavanagh thrillingly traces the crucial events that came before and after the murders. From the adulterous affair that caused Parnell's downfall to Queen Victoria's prurient obsession with the assassinations and the investigation spearheaded by Superintendent John Mallon, also known as the "Irish Sherlock Holmes," culminating in the eventual betrayal and clandestine escape of leading Invincible James Carey and his murder on the high seas, The Irish Assassins brings us intimately into this fascinating story that shaped Irish politics and engulfed an Empire." --from Goodreads.com.
THE JOY OF SWEAT : THE STRANGE SCIENCE OF PERSPIRATION
by Everts, Sarah, author.
612.793 EVE
"A taboo-busting romp through the shame, stink, and strange science of sweating. Sweating may be one of our weirdest biological functions, but it's also one of our most vital and least understood. In The Joy of Sweat, Sarah Everts goes behind the taboo and delves into its role in the body-and in human history. She reveals the wondrous mechanics of the sweat glands and the millions of sweat pores in human skin. She explores why sweat is salty, why what you eat can affect the color of your sweat, and why we sweat when stressed (and whether it can be controlled). She takes part in a sweat dating event, traces the controversial history of antiperspirants and deodorants, considers the purported health benefits of saunas, sweat lodges, and hammams, and investigates whether "eyewitnesses" to a crime may someday be replaced by "nose-witnesses" who can pick a suspect's body odor out of a police lineup"-- Provided by publisher.
THE JUST : HOW SIX UNLIKELY HEROES SAVED THOUSANDS OF JEWS FROM THE HOLOCAUST
"In May 1940, Jan Zwartendijk, the director of the Lithuanian branch of the Philips electrical-goods company, stepped into history when he accepted the honorary role of Dutch consul. In Kaunas, the capital of Lithuania, desperate Jewish refugees faced annihilation in the Holocaust. That was when Zwartendijk, with the help of Chiune Sugihara, the consul for Japan, and the Dutch ambassador in Riga, Latvia -- chose to break his country's diplomatic rules. He opened up a possible route to freedom through the ruse of issuing visas to the Dutch colony of Curacao on the other side of the world... Most of the Jews whom Zwartendijk helped escape survived the war, and they and their descendants settled in America, Canada, Australia, and other countries. Zwartendijk and Sugihara were true heroes, and yet they were both shunned by their own countries after the war, and their courageous, unstinting actions have remained relatively unknown."-- provided by publisher.
THE KEY MAN : THE TRUE STORY OF HOW THE GLOBAL ELITE WAS DUPED BY A CAPITALIST FAIRY TALE
"In this compelling story of greed, theft, and the dark underbelly of globalization and impact investing, two Wall Street Journal financial reporters investigate the shocking collapse of Abraaj-the largest private-equity failure in history-and the face behind its glimmering rise and catastrophic fall"--Provided by publisher.
KIN : A MEMOIR
by Rodenberg, Shawna Kay, author.
B RODENBERG
"A heart stopping memoir of a wrenching Appalachian girlhood and a multilayered portrait of a misrepresented people, from Rona Jaffe Writer's Award winner Shawna Kay Rodenberg. When Shawna Kay Rodenberg was four, her father, fresh from a ruinous tour in Vietnam, spirited her family from their home in the hills of Eastern Kentucky to Minnesota, renouncing all of their earthly possessions to live in the Body, an off-the-grid End Times religious community. Her father was seeking a better, safer life for his family, but the austere communal living of prayer, bible study and strict regimentation was a bad fit for the precocious Shawna. Disciplined harshly for her many infractions, she was sexually abused by a predatory adult member of the community. Soon after the leader of the Body died and revelations of the sexual abuse came to light, her family returned to the same Kentucky mountains that their ancestors have called home for three hundred years. It is a community ravaged by the coal industry, but for all that, rich in humanity, beauty, and the complex knots of family love. Curious, resourceful, rebellious, Shawna will ultimately leave her mountain home but only as she masters a perilous balancing act between who she has been and who she will become. Kin is a mesmerizing memoir of survival that seeks to understand and make peace with the people and places that were survived. It is above all about family-about the forgiveness and love within its bounds-and generations of Appalachians who have endured, harmed, and held each other through countless lifetimes of personal and regional tragedy"-- Provided by publisher.
LANDSLIDE : THE FINAL DAYS OF THE TRUMP WHITE HOUSE
by Wolff, Michael, 1953- author.
973.933 WOL
Closes the story of Trump's four years in office and his tumultuous last months at the helm of the country, based on Wolff's extraordinary access to White House aides and to the former president himself, yielding a wealth of new information and insights about what really happened inside the highest office in the land, and the world.
LANGUAGES OF TRUTH : ESSAYS 2003-2020
by Rushdie, Salman, author.
824.914 RUS
"Salman Rushdie is celebrated as a storyteller of the highest order, illuminating deep truths about our society and culture through his gorgeous, often searing, prose. Now, in his latest collection of nonfiction, he brings together insightful and inspiring essays, criticism, and speeches that focus on his relationship with the written word, and solidify his place as one of the most original thinkers of our time. Gathering pieces written between 2003 and 2019, Languages of Truth chronicles Rushdie's own intellectual engagement with a period of momentous cultural shifts. Immersing the reader in a wide variety of subjects, he delves into the nature of storytelling as a deeply human need, and what emerges is, in myriad ways, a love letter to literature itself. Rushdie explores what the work of authors from Shakespeare and Cervantes to Samuel Beckett, Eudora Welty, and Toni Morrison mean to him, often by telling vivid, sometimes humorous stories of his own personal encounters with them, whether on the page or in person. He delves deeper than ever before into the nature of "truth," revels in the vibrant malleability of language, and the creative lines that can join art and life, and he looks anew at migration, multiculturalism and censorship. The ideas, true stories and arguments presented here are at once revelatory, funny and eye-opening, enlivened on every page by Rushdie's signature wit and dazzling voice, making this volume a genuine pleasure to read"-- Provided by publisher.
THE LAST THINGS WE TALK ABOUT : YOUR GUIDE TO END OF LIFE TRANSITIONS
by Boatwright, Elizabeth , author.
306.9 BOA
"Whether we like it or not, we all die. People avoid talking about death because it is too mysterious, too dark, and occasionally, as in the case of an accidental or other sudden death, too unpredictable. Because we do not discuss death and dying in our current culture, people are left to wrestle with large questions about death. This book is a place to start thinking about, and preparing for, this inevitable event. The primary goal of The Last Things We Talk About is to help readers affirm, celebrate, and remember the people and experiences they cherish in this life. It encourages them to seriously consider their death and take planning one step at a time, according to their schedule, and as energy permits. Elizabeth Boatwright, DMin, BCC-PCHAC, CFP is a Relief Chaplain in Oncology Outpatient Palliative Care Medicine at Stanford Health Care. She has over 25 years in ministry experience serving diverse cultures along with extensive work in the arts and financial planning".
LIFELINES : A DOCTOR
"Public health expert Leana Wen gives an insider's account of public health and its crucial role-from opioid addiction to global pandemic-and tells an inspiring story of her journey from homeless immigrant to being named one of Time's 100 Most Influential People"-- Provided by publisher.
LINDA MCCARTNEY
Sharing personal stories and intimate family photos spanning three decades, this cookbook celebrating the original food pioneer's meat-free cooking legacy brings classic recipes up to date for the modern, plant-based cook.
LIVE YOUR LIFE : MY STORY OF LOVING AND LOSING NICK CORDERO
In March 2020, Broadway star and Tony Award nominee Nick Cordero was hospitalized for what he and his wife, Amanda Kloots, believed to be a severe case of pneumonia. Entering the hospital, they had every reason to believe that Nick—a young father and otherwise healthy man—would return home. After an eventual diagnosis of COVID-19 and Nick being placed on a ventilator, Amanda documented their journey on social media, showing the dangers COVID-19 posed to everyone, regardless of age. Her updates quickly captivated millions. When he passed away after ninety-five grueling days in the ICU, the world grieved for Amanda, her infant son, Elvis, and the future COVID-19 had snatched away from them. This is the story of Nick and Amanda’s life together—of their beautiful relationship, of Nick’s dramatic fight for survival, of those sudden tragic months that permanently changed her world and ours—and of their interrupted future as a family. The book explores how Amanda’s willingness to accept help from an entire community of people—friends, family, and even total strangers—played a vital role in enduring this hardship. She offers a touching meditation on how even the worst times have silver linings that deepen our connections to the world around us and to the people who matter most. What emerges is an inspiring and unexpectedly uplifting message for life in the time of COVID, a vision of courage for anyone coping with overwhelming loss or the collective trauma of what the pandemic has taken from us. A poignant reflection on love, hope, motherhood, and the transformational power of music, this is a love letter to Nick and a reminder that, sometimes, celebrating life today is the only path through tomorrow’s darkness.
LONDON
by MacDougall, Kate, author.
B MACDOUGALL
"In 2006, Kate MacDougall had a safe but uninspiring job at the venerable auction house Sotheby's in London. After nearly destroying a precious piece of art, she quit Sotheby's to set up her own dog-walking company. No one thought being a professional dog walker was a good use of her university degree, especially since Kate knew little about dogs and even less about business. Nevertheless, Kate embarked upon an entirely new and very much improvised career walking some of the city's many pampered pooches, hopefully choosing to brand her company 'London's Number One Dog-Walking Agency.' With sharp wit, delightful observations, and plenty of canine affection, Kate reveals her unconventional coming-of-age story as told through the dogs and the London homes and neighborhoods they inhabit. One walk at a time, she moved from haphazard twentysomething into a surprisingly happy and settled adult. As she tells us in this delightful memoir, it's all down to the dogs and what the taught her about London -- and life."-- Jacket.
LONG ISLAND MIGRANT LABOR CAMPS : DUST FOR BLOOD
by Torres, Mark (Mark A.), author.
974.721 TOR
During World War II, a group of potato farmers opened the first migrant labor camp in Suffolk County to house farmworkers from Jamaica. Over the next twenty years, more than one hundred camps of various sizes would be built throughout the region. Thousands of migrant workers lured by promises of good wages and decent housing flocked to Eastern Long Island, where they were often cheated out of pay and housed in deadly slum-like conditions. Preyed on by corrupt camp operators and entrapped in a feudal system that left them mired in debt, laborers struggled and, in some cases, perished in the shadow of New York's affluence. Author Mark A. Torres reveals the dreadful history of Long Island's migrant labor camps from their inception to their peak in 1960 and their steady decline in the following decades.
LOOKING FOR GOD IN MESSY PLACES : A BOOK ABOUT HOPE, HOW TO FIND IT, PRACTICE IT, GROW IT
Life is messy. We can get discouraged by setbacks, overwhelmed by busyness, and shaken by worry. Hope is the power that gets us out of bed in the morning and gives us the courage to face adversity. Looking for God in Messy Places by Jake Owensby is a book about how love gives us an inextinguishable hope. This book is for anyone who has ever been frozen in place by loss or regret, anyone who has endured suffering, cruelty, or rejection. From word to word and page to page, readers will experience themselves as God's beloved--so that they can be hopeful.
LOSING EDEN : OUR FUNDAMENTAL NEED FOR THE NATURAL WORLD --AND ITS ABILITY TO HEAL BODY AND SOUL
"Why human beings have a powerful and fundamental need--mental, spiritual, and physical--for the natural world the profound impact it has on our consciousness and ability to heal our soul and bring solace to the heart, and the new cutting-edge scientific evidence proving nature as nurturer. In Losing Eden, Lucy Jones interweaves her deeply personal story of recovery from addiction and depression, with that of discovering the natural world and how it aided and enlivened her progress, giving her a renewed sense of belonging and purpose. Jones writes of the intersection of science, wellness, and the environment, and reveals that in the last decade, scientists have begun to formulate theories of why people feel better after a walk in the woods and an experience with the natural world. She describes the recent data that supports evidence of biological and neurological responses--the lowering of cortisol (released in response to stress), the boost in cortical attention control that helps us to concentrate and subdues mental fatigue, and the increase in activity in the parasympathetic nervous system, slowing the heart and allowing our body to rest."
LOVE AFTER 50 : HOW TO FIND IT, ENJOY IT, AND KEEP IT
by Russo, Francine, author.
306.7084 RUS
"This ultimate, comprehensive, and intimate guide will help you find and keep love after 50"-- Provided by publisher.
MAD TRAVELERS : A TALE OF WANDERLUST, GREED AND THE QUEST TO REACH THE ENDS OF THE EARTH
"A brilliant, young con artist offered to help the world's most traveled people reach the planet's last untouched frontiers instead, they were taken for a wild ride that turned into a costly lesson on the perils of wanderlust. At twenty-three, William Simon Baekeland was well on his way to becoming the world's best traveled person. The 'billionaire' heir to a great plastics fortune had already visited 163 countries, but his real passion was finding ways to visit the world's most challenging destinations--war torn cities, disputed territories, and remote or officially off-limits islands at the margins of the map. He earned rock-star status in the world of extreme travel by finding ingenious ways to bring the world's most widely traveled people to difficult-to-reach and forbidden places. But when his story began to unravel, an eccentric group of hyper-well-traveled country collectors were left wondering how they had allowed their obsession to blind them to the warning signs that William Baekeland wasn't who they thought he was. Mad Travelers: A Tale of Wanderlust, Greed and the Quest to Reach the Ends of the Earth delves deep inside the subculture of country collecting, taking readers to danger zones like Mogadishu and geographical oddities like Norway's nearly impossible-to-reach Bouvet Island. Along the way, this raucous tale of adventure and international intrigue illuminates the perils and pleasures of wanderlust while examining a fundamental question: why are some people compelled to travel, while others are content to stay home? Mad Travelers is a perceptive and at times hilarious account of how the pursuit of everywhere put the world's greatest travelers at the mercy of a brilliant young con man."--Amazon.
MADE FROM SCRATCH : THE LEGENDARY SUCCESS OF TEXAS ROADHOUSE
by Taylor, Kent, 1955-2021 author.
657.8375 TAY
"In Made From Scratch, the late business maverick Kent Taylor tells the legendary story of Texas Roadhouse and in the process reveals its recipe for success: embracing unorthodox business practices. Because isn't it a little unusual for a company to do almost no advertising? Is it wild to give away free peanuts and rolls and keep prices low, even as costs rise, or to keep the menu basically the same since it opened? Does it fly in the face of reason to prohibit coats and ties at headquarters and to have a CEO who dressed like he was part of the landscaping crew? These business practices might be unconventional, but for Kent and Texas Roadhouse, they worked. What Kent and his Roadies cooked up is an island of misfits who are cool with being different. They love to have fun, but are serious about following meticulous recipes to serve up hand-cut steaks, fall-off-the-bone ribs, made-from-scratch sides, ice-cold beer, and irresistible fresh-baked bread. It's Legendary Food, Legendary Service, the Texas Roadhouse way. To show how this company became a staple of American dining and survived a once-in-a-lifetime pandemic, Kent took a trip back in time to offer the lessons learned from his pathbreaking life, revealing how a distracted kid from Louisville, Kentucky, created anything worthwhile at all."-- Amazon.
MADE IN CHINA : A MEMOIR OF LOVE AND LABOR
by Qu, Anna, author.
B QU
"As a teen, Anna Qu is sent by her mother to work in her family's garment factory in Queens. At home, she is treated as a maid and suffers punishment for doing her homework at night. Her mother wants to teach her a lesson: she is Chinese, not American, and such is their tough path in their new country. But instead of acquiescing, Qu alerts the Office of Children and Family Services, an act with consequences that impact the rest of her life. Nearly twenty years later, estranged from her mother and working at a Manhattan start-up, Qu requests her OCFS report. When it arrives, key details are wrong. Faced with this false narrative, and on the brink of losing her job as the once-shiny start-up collapses, Qu looks once more at her life's truths, from abandonment to an abusive family to seeking dignity and meaning in work. Traveling from Wenzhou to Xi'an to New York, Made in China is a fierce memoir unafraid to ask thorny questions about trauma and survival in immigrant families, the meaning of work, and the costs of immigration."-- Amazon.
THE MAN IN THE IRON MASK : THE TRUE STORY OF EUROPE
"The Man in the Iron Mask has all the hallmarks of a thrilling adventure story: a glamorous and all-powerful king, ambitious ministers, a cruel and despotic jailor, dark and sinister dungeons--and a secret prisoner. It is easy for forget that this story, made famous by Alexandre Dumas, is that of a real person, Eustache Dauger, who spent more than thirty years in the prison system of Louis XIVs France--never to be freed. This narrative brings to life the true story of this mysterious man and follows his journey through four prisons and across decades of time. It introduces the reader to those with whom he shared his imprisonment, those who had charge of him, and those who decided his tragic fate. The Man in the Iron Mask reveals one of the most enduring mysteries of Louis XIVs reign but it is, above all, a human story. Using contemporary documents, this book shows what life was really like for state prisoners in seventeenth-century France--and offers tantalising insight into why this mysterious man was arrested and why, several years later, his story would become one of Frances most intriguing legends that still sparks debate and controversy today." -- Provided by publisher.
THE MAN WHO HATED WOMEN : SEX, CENSORSHIP, AND CIVIL LIBERTIES IN THE GILDED AGE
"The New York Times–bestselling author Amy Sohn presents a narrative history of Anthony Comstock, anti-vice activist and U.S. Postal Inspector, and the remarkable women who opposed his war on women’s rights at the turn of the twentieth century Anthony Comstock, special agent to the U.S. Post Office, was one of the most important men in the lives of nineteenth-century women. His eponymous law, passed in 1873, penalized the mailing of contraception and obscenity with long sentences and steep fines. The word Comstockery came to connote repression and prudery. Between 1873 and Comstock’s death in 1915, eight remarkable women were charged with violating state and federal Comstock laws. These “sex radicals” supported contraception, sexual education, gender equality, and women’s right to pleasure. They took on the fearsome censor in explicit, personal writing, seeking to redefine work, family, marriage, and love for a bold new era." -- Provided by publisher.
THE MASTER : THE LONG RUN AND BEAUTIFUL GAME OF ROGER FEDERER
by Clarey, Christopher, author.
B FEDERER
A tennis correspondent for the New York times sits down with Roger Federer and those closest to him to tell the story of the greatest player in men's tennis.
METABOLICAL : THE LURE AND THE LIES OF PROCESSED FOOD, NUTRITION, AND MODERN MEDICINE
"The New York Times bestselling author of Fat Chance explains the eight pathologies that underlie all chronic disease, documents how processed food has impacted them to ruin our health, economy, and environment over the past 50 years, and proposes an urgent manifesto and strategy to cure both us and the planet."-- Amazon.com.
MIGRATORY BIRDS
by Oliver, Mariana, 1986-
808.4 OLI
In her prize-winning debut, Mexican essayist Mariana Oliver trains her gaze on migration in its many forms, moving between real cities and other more inaccessible territories: language, memory, pain, desire, and the body. With an abiding curiosity and poetic ease, Oliver leads us through the underground city of Cappadocia, explores the vicissitudes of a Berlin marked by historical fracture, recalls a shocking childhood exodus, and recreates the intimacy of the spaces we inhabit. Blending criticism, reportage, and a travel writing all her own, Oliver presents a brilliant collection of essays that asks us what it means to leave the familiar behind and make the unfamiliar our own.--Back cover.
MILES ON MILES : INTERVIEWS AND ENCOUNTERS WITH MILES DAVIS
Miles Davis was not only a musical genius, but also an enigma, and nowhere else was he so compelling, exasperating, and entertaining as he was in his interviews, which vary from polite to outrageous, from straight-ahead to contrarian. Miles on Miles collects thirty of the most vital. Even his autobiography lacks the immediacy of the dialogues collected here. Many were conducted by leading journalists like Leonard Feather, Stephen Davis, Ben Sidran, Mike Zwerin, and Nat Hentoff. Other have never before seen print and are newly transcribed from radio and television shows. Until now, no book has brought back to life Miles's inimitable voice--contemplative, defiant, elegant, uncompromising, and humorous. Miles on Miles will long remain the definitive source for anyone wanting to really encounter the legend in print.
MISEDUCATED : A MEMOIR
by Fleming, Brandon P., author.
B FLEMING
"An inspiring memoir of one man's transformation through literature and debate from a delinquent, drug-dealing dropout to an award-winning Harvard educator -- all by the age of 27"-- Provided by publisher.
MODERN FREEZER MEALS : SIMPLE RECIPES TO COOK NOW AND FREEZE FOR LATER
"Modern Freezer Meals provides one hundred fresh recipes for frozen food--from healthy, vibrant grain bowls to proteins cooked straight from the freezer with tons of flavor still intact. Frozen food guru Ali Rosen offers proper packing and labeling techniques to shatter some of the myths around freezer meals. The days of freezer burn or giant blocks of unwieldy meals are replaced by dozens of dishes that stand up to the cold".
MODERN MOM PROBS : A SURVIVAL GUIDE FOR 21ST CENTURY MOTHERS
...A guide for modern mothers trying to navigate the daily joys and worries they face. It sheds light on the experiences modern moms eat sleep and breathe...and obsess about. Using checklists, graphs, and smart, funny advice, this must-have book revels in the messiness and beauty of modern motherhood.--p.4 of cover.
THE MUSICAL CHILD : USING THE POWER OF MUSIC TO RAISE CHILDREN WHO ARE HAPPY, HEALTHY, AND WHOLE
"A pioneering music educator reveals how music can supercharge early childhood development-and how parents and educators can harness its power"-- Provided by publisher.
MY PLACE AT THE TABLE : A RECIPE FOR A DELICIOUS LIFE IN PARIS
"In a touching and funny memoir, a James Beard Award-winning writer whose childhood idea of fine dining was Howard Johnson's tells how he became one of Paris's most influential restaurant critics"-- Provided by publisher.
MY REMARKABLE JOURNEY : A MEMOIR
by Johnson, Katherine G., author.
B JOHNSON
"In 2015, at the age of 97, Katherine Johnson became a global celebrity. President Barack Obama awarded her the prestigious Presidential Medal of Freedom'the nation's highest civilian honor'for her pioneering work as a mathematician on NASA's first flights into space. Her contributions to America's space program were celebrated in a blockbuster and Academy-award nominated movie. In this memoir, Katherine shares her personal journey from child prodigy in the Allegheny Mountains of West Virginia to NASA human computer. In her life after retirement, she served as a beacon of light for her family and community alike. Her story is centered around the basic tenets of her life'no one is better than you, education is paramount, and asking questions can break barriers. The memoir captures the many facets of this unique woman: the curious 'daddy's girl," pioneering professional, and sage elder. " -- Provided by publisher.
NADIYA BAKES : OVER 100 MUST-TRY RECIPES FOR BREADS, CAKES, BISCUITS, PIES, AND MORE
"In her newest cookbook, based on her Netflix show and BBC series Nadiya Bakes, Nadiya shares more than 100 simple and achievable recipes for cakes, cookies, breads, tarts, and puddings that will become staples in your home. From Raspberry Amaretti Biscuits and Key Lime Cupcakes to Cheat's Sourdough and Spiced Squash Strudel, Nadiya has created an ultimate baking resource for just about every baked good that will entice beginner bakers and experienced pastry makers alike."--Amazon.com.
NAPOLEON : A LIFE TOLD IN GARDENS AND SHADOWS
by Scurr, Ruth, author.
B NAPOLEON
"With Napoleon, Ruth Scurr, one of our most eloquent and original historians, emphatically rejects the shibboleth of the “Great Man” theory of history, instead following the dramatic trajectory of Napoleon’s life through gardens, parks, and forests. As Scurr reveals, gardening was the first and last love of Napoleon, offering him a retreat from the manifold frustrations of war and politics. Gardens were, at the same time, a mirror image to the battlefields on which he fought, discrete settings in which terrain and weather were as important as they were in combat, but for creative rather than destructive purposes. Drawing on a wealth of contemporary and historical scholarship, and taking us from his early days at the military school in Brienne-le-Château through his canny seizure of power and eventual exile, Scurr frames the general’s story through the green spaces he cultivated."--Amazon.com.
NASA SPACE SHUTTLE : 40TH ANNIVERSARY
"Rare photography and stunning artworks illustrate the history of NASA's Space Shuttle program from 1981 to 2011, providing an unprecedented look at the missions, equipment, and astronauts"-- Provided by publisher.
NEVER PAY THE FIRST BILL : AND OTHER WAYS TO FIGHT THE HEALTH CARE SYSTEM AND WIN
"From award-winning ProPublica reporter Marshall Allen, a primer for anyone who wants to fight the predatory health care system— and win. Every year, millions of Americans are overcharged and underserved while the health care industry makes record profits. We know something is wrong, but the layers of bureaucracy designed to discourage complaints make pushing back seem impossible. At least, this is what the health care power players want you to think. Never Pay the First Bill is the guerilla guide to health care the American people and employers need. Drawing on 15 years of investigating the health care industry, reporter Marshall Allen shows how companies and individuals have managed to force medical providers to play fair, and shows how you can, too. He reveals the industry's pressure points and how companies and individuals have fought overbilling, price gouging, insurance denials, and more to get the care they deserve. Laying out a practical plan for protecting yourself against the system's predatory practices, Allen offers the inspiration you need and tried-and-true strategies such as: Analyze and contest your medical bills, so you don't pay more than you should obtain the billing codes for a procedure in advance write in an appropriate treatment clause before signing financial documents get your way by suing in small claims court. Few politicians and CEOs have been willing to stand up to the medical industry. It is up to the American people to equip ourselves to fight back for the sake of our families— and everyone else."-- Provided by publisher.
THE NEW OIL PAINTING : YOUR ESSENTIAL GUIDE TO MATERIALS AND SAFE PRACTICES
"A guide to the materials and safe practices that will take your oil painting practice to new heights--whether you are just starting out, or have been painting for years"-- Provided by publisher.
NEW WOMEN IN THE OLD WEST : FROM SETTLERS TO SUFFRAGISTS
by Gallagher, Winifred, author.
305.4 GAL
"In New Women in the Old West, Winifred Gallagher brings to life the little known and under-reported women who played monumental roles in one of the most vibrant and transformative periods in the history of the United States. Alongside their victories, Gallagher explores the women who were less privileged by race and class, the Native American, Hispanic, African-American, and Asian women, yet joined the fight for universal equality. Drawing on an extraordinary collection of research, including personal letters and diaries, Gallagher weaves together the striking achievements of those who not only created homes on weather-wracked prairies and built communities in muddy mining camps, but played a crucial, unrecognized role in the women's rights movement, and forever redefined the 'American woman.'" -- Provided by publisher.
NICE RACISM : HOW PROGRESSIVE WHITE PEOPLE PERPETUATE RACIAL HARM
by DiAngelo, Robin, 1956- author.
305.8 DIA
"In White Fragility, Robin DiAngelo explained how racism is a system into which all white people are socialized and challenged the belief that racism is a simple matter of good people versus bad. DiAngelo also made a provocative claim: white progressives cause the most daily harm to people of color. In Nice Racism, her follow-up work, she explains how they do so. Drawing on her background as a sociologist and over 25 years working as an anti-racist educator, she picks up where White Fragility left off and moves the conversation forward. Writing directly to white people as a white person, DiAngelo identifies many common white racial patterns and breaks down how well-intentioned white people unknowingly perpetuate racial harm..."--Amazon.com.
NIGHTMARE SCENARIO : INSIDE THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION
"From the Washington Post journalists Yasmeen Abutaleb and Damian Paletta—the definitive account of the Trump administration's tragic mismanagement of the COVID-19 pandemic, and the chaos, incompetence, and craven politicization that has led to more than a half million American deaths and counting."--Dust jacket.
NOISE : A FLAW IN HUMAN JUDGMENT
by Kahneman, Daniel, 1934-, author.
153.83 KAH
"Discusses why people make bad judgements and how to make better ones by reducing the influence of "noise"--variables that can cause bias in decision making--and draws on examples in many fields, including medicine, law, economic forecasting, forensic science, strategy, and personnel selection." -- Provided by publisher.
NOT "A NATION OF IMMIGRANTS" : SETTLER COLONIALISM, WHITE SUPREMACY, AND A HISTORY OF ERASURE AND EXCLUSION
"The common assumption that the United States is a "nation of immigrants" camouflages the reality that the US is a colonialist settler state."
NUDGE : THE FINAL EDITION
by Thaler, Richard H., 1945- author.
330.19 THA
"Every day we make choices--about food and other purchases, financial investments, our children's health and education, even the causes we champion or the planet itself. Unfortunately, we often choose poorly. Using dozens of eye-opening examples and drawing on decades of behavioral science research, Nudge shows how sensible "choice architecture" can help us to overcome the biases that lead to bad decisions and nudge us toward the best decisions for ourselves, our families, and our society"
THE ORACLE OF NIGHT : THE HISTORY AND SCIENCE OF DREAMS
by Ribeiro, Sidarta, author.
612.821 RIB
"What is a dream? Why do we dream? How do our bodies and minds use dreams? These questions are the starting point for this unprecedented, astonishing study of the role and significance of dreams, from the beginning of human history. It is an investigation on the grand scale, encompassing literature, anthropology, religion, and science, one that articulates the essential place dreams occupy in human culture, and how they functioned as the catalyst that compelled us to transform our earthly habitat into a human world. From the earliest cave paintings--where the author finds a key to humankind's first dreams and how they contributed to our capacity to perceive past and future, and to conceive the existence of "souls" and "spirits"--to cutting-edge scientific research, Ribeiro arrives at startling and revolutionary conclusions about the role of dreams in human existence and evolution. He explores the advances that contemporary neuroscience, biochemistry and psychology have made into the connections between sleep, dreams, and learning. He explains what dreams have taught us about the neural basis of memory and the transformation of memory in recall. And he makes clear that the earliest insight into dreams as oracular has been confirmed by contemporary research. Accessible, authoritative, and fascinating from first to last, The Oracle of Night gives us a wholly new way to understand this most basic of human experiences"-- Provided by publisher.
OTHER PEOPLE
by Parker, Morgan, author.
811.6 PAR
"The debut collection from award-winning poet Morgan Parker demonstrates why she's become one of the most beloved writers working today. Her command of language is on full display. Parker bobs and weaves between humor and pathos, grief and anxiety, Gwendolyn Brooks and Jay-Z, the New York school and reality television. She collapses any foolish distinctions between the personal and the political, the "high" and the "low." Other People's Comfort Keeps Me Up at Night not only introduced an essential new voice to the world, it contains everything readers have come to love about Morgan Parker's work"-- Provided by publisher.
THE OUTLIER : THE UNFINISHED PRESIDENCY OF JIMMY CARTER
"In these remarkable pages, Pulitzer Prize-winning biographer Bird traces the arc of Carter's administration, from his aggressive domestic agenda to his controversial foreign policy record, taking readers inside the Oval Office and through Carter's battles with both a political establishment and a Washington press corps that proved as adversarial as any foreign power. Bird shows how issues still hotly debated today-from national health care to growing inequality and racism to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict-burned at the heart of Carter's America, and consumed a president who found a moral duty in solving them. Drawing on interviews with Carter and members of his administration and recently declassified documents, Bird delivers a profound, clear-eyed evaluation of a leader whose legacy has been deeply misunderstood."-- Provided by publisher.
PARADISE : ONE TOWN
by Johnson, Lizzie, author.
363.379 JOH
"The definitive firsthand account of California's Camp Fire-the nation's deadliest wildfire in a century-and a riveting examination of what went wrong and how to avert future tragedies as the climate crisis unfolds. On November 8, 2018, the people of Paradise, California, awoke to a mottled gray sky and gusty winds. Soon the Camp Fire was upon them, gobbling an acre a second. Less than two hours after the fire ignited, the town was engulfed in flames, the residents trapped in their homes and cars. By the next morning, eighty-five people were dead. San Francisco Chronicle reporter Lizzie Johnson was there as the town of Paradise burned. She saw the smoldering rubble of a historic covered bridge and the beloved Black Bear Diner and she stayed long afterward, visiting shelters, hotels, and makeshift camps. Drawing on years of on-the-ground reporting and reams of public records, including 911 calls and testimony from a grand jury investigation, Johnson provides a minute-by-minute account of the Camp Fire, following residents and first responders as they fight to save themselves and their town. We see a young mother fleeing with her newborn a school bus full of children in search of an escape route and a group of paramedics, patients, and nurses trapped in a cul-de-sac, fending off the fire with rakes and hoses. Johnson documents the unfolding tragedy with empathy and nuance. But she also investigates the root causes, from runaway climate change to a deeply flawed alert system to Pacific Gas and Electric's decades-long neglect of critical infrastructure. A cautionary tale for a new era of megafires, Paradise is the gripping story of a town wiped off the map and the determination of its people to rise again"-- Provided by publisher.
PARALLEL MOVEMENT OF THE HANDS : FIVE UNFINISHED LONGER WORKS
by Ashbery, John, 1927-2017, author.
811.54 ASH
"Renowned for his inventive mind, ambitious play with language, and dexterity with a wide range of tones and styles, John Ashbery has been a major artistic figure in the cultural life of our time. Parallel Movement of the Hands gathers unpublished, book-length projects and long poems written between 1993 and 2007, along with one (as yet) undated work, to showcase Ashbery’s diverse and multifaceted artistic obsessions and sources, from children’s literature, cliffhanger cinema reels, silent films, and classical music variations by Beethoven’s pupil Carl Czerny to the history of early photography. Ashbery even provides a fresh and humorous take on a well-worn parable from the Gospel of Matthew. These works demonstrate that while producing and publishing the shorter, discrete poems often associated with his late career, Ashbery continued to practice the long-form, project-based writing that has long been an important element of his oeuvre."--Dust jacket.
PASTORAL SONG : A FARMER
by Rebanks, James, author.
636.31 REB
"The New York Times bestselling author of The Shepherd's Life chronicles his family's farm in England's Lake District across three generations, revealing through this intimate lens the profound global transformation of agriculture and of the human relationship to the land"-- Provided by publisher.
PEOPLE OPERATIONS : AUTOMATE HR, DESIGN A GREAT EMPLOYEE EXPERIENCE, AND UNLEASH YOUR WORKFORCE
"40% of small business executives say payroll, benefits, compliance, and people management is 'the worst' part of their jobs. Legacy HR practices are outdated and risky, and most of their software is clunky and siloed. The reality is that there is no longer a need for a traditional HR department. Almost all its responsibilities can be automated. SMBs need only an individual or small team to do what robots can't: manage employee experience and make it a competitive advantage. That's people operations. Based on monthly conversations with half a million SMBs, this book explains how to skip an HR department by using better digital tools and automating traditional HR processes so executives can cut costs, save time, and get back to leadership"-- Provided by publisher.
PERVERSION OF JUSTICE : THE JEFFREY EPSTEIN STORY
by Brown, Julie K., 1961- author.
306.362 BRO
"An award-winning investigative journalist, building on her three-part series in the Miami Herald, recounts her investigation of Jeffrey Epstein’s underage sex-trafficking operation that finally brought him to justice while exposing the powerful people and broken system that protected him." -- Provided by publisher.
PHOTOGRAPHIC PRESIDENTS : MAKING HISTORY FROM DAGUERREOTYPE TO DIGITAL
"Lincoln's somber portraits. Lyndon Johnson's swearing in. George W. Bush's reaction to learning about the 9/11 attacks. Photography plays an indelible role in how we remember and define American presidents. Throughout history, presidents have actively participated in all aspects of photography, not only by sitting for photos but by taking and consuming them. Cara A. Finnegan ventures from a newly-discovered daguerreotype of John Quincy Adams to Barack Obama's selfies to tell the stories of how presidents have participated in the medium's transformative moments. As she shows, technological developments not only changed photography, but introduced new visual values that influence how we judge an image. At the same time, presidential photographs--as representations of leaders who symbolized the nation--sparked public debate on these values and their implications. An original journey through political history, 'Photographic Presidents' reveals the intertwined evolution of an American institution and a medium that continues to define it"-- Provided by publisher.
PLENTY : A MEMOIR OF FOOD AND FAMILY
by Howard, Hannah. author.
B HOWARD
Food writer Hannah Howard is at a pivotal moment in her life when she begins searching out her fellow food people—women who’ve carved a place for themselves in a punishing, male-dominated industry. Women whose journeys have inspired and informed Hannah’s own foodie quests. On trips that take her from Milan to Bordeaux to Oslo and then always back again to her home in New York City, Hannah spends time with these influential women, learning about the intimate paths that led them each toward fulfilling careers. Each chef, entrepreneur, barista, cheesemaker, barge captain, and culinary instructor expands our long-held beliefs about how the worldwide network of food professionals and enthusiasts works. But amid her travels, Hannah finds herself on a heart-wrenching private path. Her plans to embark on motherhood bring her through devastating lows and unimaginable highs. Hannah grapples with personal joy, loss, and a lifelong obsession with food that is laced with insecurity and darker compulsions. Looking to her food heroes for solace, companionship, and inspiration, she discovers new ways to appreciate her body and nourish her life. At its heart, this lovely and candid memoir explores food as a point of passion and connection and as a powerful way to create community, forge friendships, and make a family.
POWER PLAY : TESLA, ELON MUSK, AND THE BET OF THE CENTURY
by Higgins, Tim (Journalist), author.
338.7629 HIG
"Inside the outrageous, come-from-behind story of Elon Musk and Tesla's bid to build the perfect car. Elon Musk is among the most controversial titans of Silicon Valley. To some he's a genius and a visionary to others he's a mercurial con artist. Billions of dollars have been gained and lost on his tweets his personal exploits are the stuff of tabloids. But for all his outrageous talk of mind-uploading and space travel, his most audacious vision is the one closest to the ground: the electric car. When Tesla was founded in the mid 2000s, electric cars were novelties, trotted out and thrown on the scrapheap by carmakers for more than a century. But where most onlookers saw only failure, a small band of Silicon Valley engineers and entrepreneurs saw potential. The gas-guzzling car was in need of disruption the world was ready for Car 2.0. So they pitted themselves against the biggest, fiercest business rivals in the world, setting out to make a car that was faster, sexier, smoother, cleaner than the competition. But as the saying goes, to make a small fortune in cars, start with a big fortune. Tesla would undergo a truly hellish fifteen years, beset by rivals, pressured by creditors, hobbled by whistleblowers, buoyed by its loyal supporters. Musk himself would often prove Tesla's worst enemy--his antics more than once took the company he had funded largely with his own money to the brink of collapse. Was he an underdog, an antihero, a conman, or some combination of the three? Wall Street Journal tech and auto reporter Tim Higgins had a front-row seat for the drama: the pileups, wrestling for control, meltdowns, and the unlikeliest outcome of all: success. A story of power, recklessness, struggle, and triumph, Power Play is an exhilarating look at how a team of eccentrics and innovators beat the odds--and changed the future"-- Provided by publisher.
PREVENTABLE : THE INSIDE STORY OF HOW LEADERSHIP FAILURES, POLITICS, AND SELFISHNESS DOOMED THE U S  CORONAVIRUS RESPONSE
The former head of Obamacare presents an inside account of the US's failed response to the Coronavirus pandemic, chronicling what he saw and how much could have been prevented, and investigating the cultural, political and economic drivers that led to unnecessary loss of life.
THE PRINCE : ANDREW CUOMO, CORONAVIRUS, AND THE FALL OF NEW YORK
"Governor Andrew Cuomo, scion of Mario Cuomo, is today as famous as his father, also a governor of New York state for three terms. Though initially lavishly celebrated for his handling of the coronavirus pandemic, not least by himself, it is now apparent that Cuomo's management of the crisis was a juddering and fatal failure. Thousands died because, ignoring the advice of experts, he shut down too late and returned still sick patients to nursing homes. The crisis was intensified by his previous commitment to austerity, which saw the slashing of funding to hospitals...A vital riposte to Cuomo's recently published book about the pandemic, now increasingly derided as self-serving and deceitful, The Prince is a searing indictment of Cuomo's handling of coronavirus and his time overall in the highest office of the state."-- Back cover.
PRINCE AND THE PARADE AND SIGN "O" THE TIMES ERA STUDIO SESSION : 1985 AND 1986
"From Prince's superstardom to studio seclusion, this second book in the Prince Studio Sessions series chronicles the years immediately following the Purple Rain era. Interview accounts of over 260 recording sessions and two tours reveal the indistinguishable majesty of Prince's artistry"-- Provided by publisher.
THE PROFESSION : A MEMOIR OF COMMUNITY, RACE, AND THE ARC OF POLICING IN AMERICA
"The Profession is both a searching examination of the path of policing over the past fifty years, for good and also for ill, and a master class in transformative leadership. Bill Bratton was never brought into a police department to maintain the status quo wherever he went, from the New York Transit Police in the 80's to Los Angeles after Rodney King to New York again in the era of unchecked stop and frisk, root and branch reinvention was the order of the day, and he met the challenge. There are few other positions on earth in which life-and-death stakes combine with intense public scrutiny and turbulent political cross-winds as they do for the police chief of a major American city. Now more than ever, when the role of the police in society is under a microscope like never before, and for good reasons, Bill Bratton's authority on the subject of improving law enforcement is profoundly useful."-- Provided by publisher.
THE PROFIT PARADOX : HOW THRIVING FIRMS THREATEN THE FUTURE OF WORK
"A book on why most things are more expensive or lower quality, and why we're all still working long hours for the same or lower wages. Does it ever seem like most things you buy are more expensive or not as good as they once were, or both? Does it ever seem odd that, despite having access to much better communication and cheaper transportation, we're all working just as many hours and for the same wages as workers decades ago? Well, we now know you're not wrong to wonder about these things. In recent years, economists have been documenting how most of the gains from technology and globalization have been going to an increasingly concentrated number of huge businesses, at the expense of consumers and workers. Prices are higher and wages are lower. The reason is market power. One of the first to authoritatively document the rise of market power was Jan Eeckhout. In this book, he will explain for a general audience how large firms have faced increasingly little competition, allowing them to charge higher prices than they otherwise could. And how we, as consumers, pay more for many goods and services-"everything from a bottle of beer to a flight to Houston to our grandmother's prosthetic hip." As a result, business profits have soared since 1980, and just a few "mega firms" dominate the marketplace. Eeckhout shows how the rise in market power has had radically negative effects on work and the lives of workers-trends that, if not reversed, may cause historical corrections in the form of wars and market collapse. Drawing on a wealth of research and the stories of working people, The Profit Paradox will explain in clear language the rise of market power, how it could change the world further if left unaddressed, and how we can tackle the problem"-- Provided by publisher.
THE PROMISE OF BITCOIN : THE FUTURE OF MONEY AND HOW IT CAN WORK FOR YOU
"From the cofounder of the longest-running bitcoin exchange comes a compelling argument for how this digital currency will transform the global economy-and how it can work for you. Bitcoin may be the best investment opportunity of our time, yet most people have yet to understand its promise. In this book, Bobby Lee, one of the earliest, most successful pioneers in the cryptocurrency space, debunks myths and dispels fears that surround bitcoin, arguing that this rational, logical system is superior to traditional monetary systems."-- Provided by publisher.
PRUNING & TRAINING : ESSENTIAL KNOW-HOW AND EXPERT ADVICE FOR GARDENING SUCCESS
"Ideal for first-time gardeners, Grow Pruning & Training contains everything you need to know to care for more than 80 of the most popular shrubs, climbers, and ornamental trees. Get to grips with all the essential techniques with an expert guide that focuses on realistic aims and achievable results, then put them to use with an illustrated directory that answers all your pruning and training questions.
PUBLIC CITIZENS : THE ATTACK ON BIG GOVERNMENT AND THE REMAKING OF AMERICAN LIBERALISM
"The story of the dramatic postwar struggle over the proper role of citizens and government in American society. In the 1960s and 70s, an insurgent attack on traditional liberalism took shape in America, built on new ideals of citizen advocacy and the public interest. Environmentalists, social critics, and consumer advocates like Rachel Carson, Jane Jacobs, Ralph Nader, and others crusaded against what they saw as a misguided and often corrupt government. Drawing energy from civil rights protests and opposition to the Vietnam War, the new citizens movement drew legions of followers and scored major victories, disrupting plans for highways and dams, banning harmful chemicals, and blocking pipelines. In the process, citizen advocates helped to undermine big government liberalism and, ironically, clear the way for Reagan-era "free market" conservatives who sought to slash regulations and enrich corporations. Public Citizens traces the history of the public interest movement and explores its tangled legacy, showing the ways New Deal liberalism fell apart and the challenges in trying to replace it."
RAISED A WARRIOR : A MEMOIR OF SOCCER, GRIT, AND LEVELING THE PLAYING FIELD
"A star athlete shares her trailblazing account of triumph in the face of sexism, self-doubt, and injury, gives a remarkable global tour of the women's soccer world, and presents a stirring call-to-action to secure equal pay and conditions. When Susie Petruccelli won a place on Harvard University's soccer team, she felt on top of the world--talented, strong, and worthy. Unfortunately, after sustaining injuries and developing health problems, she felt her worth slip away. In this remarkable memoir, Petruccelli reveals how she battled her way back onto the field and continued to fight even after she hung up her cleats. She distills the significance of not giving up on oneself and inspires players of all sports who've faced injuries to persevere. She also brings to light the inequities and discrimination female athletes face that she's traveled the world to see and document firsthand, and introduces the international athletes and activists fighting for equal pay and conditions. In so doing, she reveals the progress made, as well as the battles ahead and the force of the movement." --from Goodreads.com.
RAISING FEMINIST BOYS : HOW TO TALK WITH YOUR CHILD ABOUT GENDER, CONSENT, & EMPATHY
"In a world steeped in gender inequality and sexual violence, it's become more and more clear that we can't just teach girls to protect themselves. We must also teach boys not to do harm. Written by a clinical psychologist with expertise in modern families, Raising Feminist Boys is a parent's guide to having developmentally appropriate conversations with boys about sexual responsibility, consent, gender, empathy, and identity"-- Provided by publisher.
REAL ESTATE : A LIVING AUTOBIOGRAPHY
by Levy, Deborah, author.
B LEVY
Virginia Woolf wrote that in order to be a writer, a woman needs a room of one's own. Now, in [this book], acclaimed author Deborah Levy concludes her ground-breaking trilogy of living autobiographies with an exhilarating, boldly intimate meditation on home and the specters that haunt it. In this vibrant memoir, Levy employs her characteristic indelible writing, sharp wit, and acute insights to craft a searing examination of womanhood and ownership. Her inventory of possessions, real and imagined, pushes readers to question our cultural understanding of belonging and belongings and to consider the value of a woman's intellectual and personal life. Blending personal history, gender politics, philosophy, and literary theory, [this book] is a brilliant, compulsively readable narrative.
THE RECKONING : OUR NATION
by Trump, Mary L., author.
306.0973 TRU
The #1 bestselling author of Too Much and Never Enough examines America's national trauma, rooted in our history but dramatically exacerbated by the impact of current events and the Trump administration's corrupt and immoral policies, and reveals what must be done to rebuild our faith in leadership.
REIGN OF TERROR : HOW THE 9 11 ERA DESTABILIZED AMERICA AND PRODUCED TRUMP
"An examination of the profound impact that the War on Terror had in pushing American politics and society in an authoritarian direction for an entire generation, at home and abroad, the United States has waged an endless conflict known as the War on Terror. In addition to multiple ground wars, it has pioneered drone strikes and industrial-scale digital surveillance, as well as detaining people indefinitely and torturing them. These conflicts have yielded neither peace nor victory, but they have transformed America. What began as the persecution of Muslims and immigrants has become a normalized, paranoid feature of American politics and security, expanding the possibilities for applying similar or worse measures against other targets at home. A politically divided country turned the War on Terror into a cultural and then tribal struggle, first on the ideological fringes and ultimately expanding to conquer the Republican Party, often with the timid acquiescence of the Democratic Party. Today's nativist resurgence walked through a door opened by the 9/11 era. Reign of Terror will show how these policies created a foundation for American authoritarianism and, though it is not a book about Donald Trump, it will provide a critical explanation of his rise to power and the sources of his political strength. It will show that Barack Obama squandered an opportunity to dismantle the War on Terror after killing Osama bin Laden. That mistake turns out to have been portentous. By the end of his tenure, the war metastasized into a broader and bitter culture struggle in search of a demagogue like Trump to lead it. A union of journalism and intellectual history, Reign of Terror will be a pathbreaking and definitive book with the power to transform how America understands its national security policies and their catastrophic impact on its civic life."-- Provided by publisher.
REMEMBERINGS
by O'Connor, Sinead, author.
B OCONNOR
"From the acclaimed, controversial singer-songwriter Sinéad O'Connor comes a revelatory memoir of her fraught childhood, musical triumphs, struggles with illness, and of the enduring power of song"-- Provided by publisher.
THE RIDE OF HER LIFE : THE TRUE STORY OF A WOMAN, HER HORSE, AND THEIR LAST-CHANCE JOURNEY ACROSS AMERICA
"In 1954, Annie Wilkins, a sixty-three-year-old farmer from Maine, embarked on an impossible journey. She had no relatives left, she'd lost her family farm to back taxes, and her doctor had just given her two years to live--but only if she "lived restfully." He offered her a spot in the county's charity home. Instead, she decided she wanted to see the Pacific Ocean just once before she died. She bought a cast-off brown gelding named Tarzan, donned men's dungarees, loaded up her horse, and headed out from Maine in mid-November, hoping to beat the snow. She had no map, no GPS, no phone. But she had her ex-racehorse, her faithful mutt, and her own unfailing belief that Americans would treat a stranger with kindness. Between 1954 and 1956, Annie, Tarzan, and her dog, Depeche Toi, journeyed more than 4,000 miles, through America's big cities and small towns, meeting ordinary people and celebrities--from Andrew Wyeth (who sketched Tarzan) to Art Linkletter and Groucho Marx. She received many offers--a permanent home at a riding stable in New Jersey, a job at a gas station in rural Kentucky, even a marriage proposal from a Wyoming rancher who loved animals as much as she did. As Annie trudged through blizzards, forded rivers, climbed mountains, and clung to the narrow shoulder as cars whipped by her at terrifying speeds, she captured the imagination of an apprehensive Cold War America. At a time when small towns were being bypassed by Eisenhower's brand-new interstate highway system, and the reach and impact of television was just beginning to be understood, Annie and her four-footed companions inspired an outpouring of neighborliness in a rapidly changing world"-- Provided by publisher.
ROW THE BOAT : A NEVER-GIVE-UP APPROACH TO LEAD WITH ENTHUSIASM AND OPTIMISM TO IMPROVE YOUR TEAM AND CULTURE
"I had followed PJ Fleck's coaching career for years since he built the Western Michigan University (WMU) football team into a national powerhouse. I always admired his positive energy and passion and could tell he was a great culture builder and leader. I also had heard stories about him from Brad Black whose company HumanEx performed the talent search and evaluation of head coaching candidates for WMU. Brad recommended to the leaders of WMU that they hire PJ Fleck despite his lack of qualifications, lack of head coaching experience and unimpressive resume. Brad's assessment tools, used to evaluate people and predictive leadership performance, told him that PJ would shine as a head coach and build a winning culture and team and that's exactly what happened. After proving himself as a successful head coach at Western Michigan taking a program from 1-11 to 13-1 during his four years, PJ Fleck was hired as the head coach of the University of Minnesota football team during a tumultuous time. Once again PJ turned around a program in need of a cultural change (academically, athletically, socially) and built a winning culture on and off the field and team that won 11 games for the first time since 1904, accomplished numerous academic records and made a program more about serving and giving than just winning games. After the season I invited PJ to be on my podcast and one of the questions I asked him was how he got into coaching. After the podcast I asked him to tell me more about his journey. The story he told me was more than a story about how he got into coaching. It was about the man himself and what led him to become the kind of coach he is.
RVS & CAMPERS FOR DUMMIES
by Hodapp, Christopher, author.
629.226 HOD
SCALE FOR SUCCESS : EXPERT INSIGHTS INTO GROWING YOUR BUSINESS
All it takes to start a business is a great idea and initial funding. But when it comes to growing and scaling a business – turning it into an enduring success – it becomes much more difficult to manage and sustain the various elements that are involved. You need to set out a clear plan, sustain funding, optimise marketing opportunities and develop an effective team. There are many opportunities to fail but, with Scale for Success, readers will gain valuable insights and practical advice from a global array of entrepreneurs and business leaders who have paved the way to their own versions of commercial success. Scale for Success features 30 entrepreneurs and CEOs, including Dame Shellie Hunt, Jeremy Harbour, David Meerman Scott and Paris Cutler. These inspiring figures share their stories of successful growth and scaling and, most importantly, the practical and adaptable advice and guidance that led to their businesses moving effectively on to the next stage of growth. With insights from world-renowned figures in industries such as tech, real estate, marketing and fashion, this book provides an eclectic array of original ideas and approaches that have been proven to be effective. Narrated and curated by writer and former entrepreneur Jan Cavelle, this book provides an engaging and enlightening pathway to scaling success.
SELLING YOUR STARTUP : CRAFTING THE PERFECT EXIT, SELLING YOUR BUSINESS, AND EVERYTHING ELSE ENTREPRENEURS NEED TO KNOW
"Every single entrepreneur dreams of the day when their company will be acquired. According to Global Entrepreneurship Monitor there are more than 582 million individuals who own or are starting a business. However, there is little to no information on how acquisitions work for startups. The knowledge available is provided by investment bankers who typically advise later stage companies and are paid a fortune for their services. This book will provide an accessible guide with the purpose of showing entrepreneurs how startup acquisitions work. The book will help navigate the world of startup acquisitions with easy-to-follow explanations. In this book, entrepreneurs will find tips and tricks on getting their company acquired from early-stage to growth stage, and develop a clear strategy based on the new realities surrounding today's startup landscape. Ultimately this book will serve as a practical guide for entrepreneurs as well as investors that are looking to achieve the best possible outcome when looking to get their business acquired."-- Provided by publisher.
SHARK ATTACKS OF NEW YORK : A HISTORY
by Heyer, Patricia, author.
597.3 HEY
New York's crowded beaches can come to halt with the shout of a single word: shark! The shores of Long Island and Staten Island and the waters surrounding Manhattan have had more than thirty shark attacks recorded since the days of New Amsterdam. Legend has it that Antony Van Corlear, Peter Stuyvesant's trusted deputy, was killed by a shark crossing Spuyten Duyvil Creek while blowing his famed trumpet. In the summer of 1916, after a series of bloody encounters along the Jersey Shore, sharks terrorized beachgoers of Sheepshead Bay, frightening the entire region. Two incidents on Fire Island in 2018 within mere hours and miles of each other involved a twelve-year-old and a thirteen-year-old, striking fear in the hearts of parents. Authors Patricia and Robert Heyer chart the history of New York's shark attacks.
THE SISTERS OF AUSCHWITZ : THE TRUE STORY OF TWO JEWISH SISTERS
Relates the story of sisters Janny and Lien Brilleslijper of Amsterdam, who joined the Dutch resistance and created a clandestine safehouse in the woods, which became an important Jewish hiding place and underground center, before being captured by the Nazis and put on the last train to Auschwitz along with Anne Frank and her family.
SLEEPER AGENT : THE ATOMIC SPY IN AMERICA WHO GOT AWAY
by Hagedorn, Ann, author.
940.5486 HAG
"The little-known story of a spy on the atom-bomb project in World War II who had top security clearance -- American born, Soviet trained, he was never even suspected until after his information was in Soviet hands and he was safe in the USSR. It's LeCarre and "The Americans" for real"-- Provided by publisher.
SO YOU WANT TO START A SIDE HUSTLE : BUILD A BUSINESS THAT EMPOWERS YOU TO LIVE YOUR LIFE, YOUR WAY
"Create a successful side hustle that pays off in a life changing way with this definitive guide from two expert side hustlers. Have you ever dreamed of a way to earn extra money, cover unexpected expenses, or step away from a corporate job and create a life that's more in line with what you truly value? If so, the idea of the "side hustle" could be more relevant to you than ever. In this hard-hitting guide, a husband-and-wife team who have built multiple million-dollar side hustles lets you in on the secrets of how they finally said goodbye to their corporate life to become full-time parents and part-time entrepreneurs. Many people get stuck in the thinking or planning stages of starting a side hustle instead of actually generating revenue. Carrie Bohlig and Craig Clickner stop this from being your reality and take the process to the next level with actionable steps that will help you establish a clear vision-the why find the right associations and mentorship-the who: implement the proper systems-the how and develop the right foundation for ongoing success-the Lifeset. By applying these foundational components, you'll immediately begin to build something that can radically change your life. Filled with a wealth of real-life stories, personal wins and losses, and anecdotes about the authors' experiences traveling the globe to speak in front of 25,000 people annually, you will be inspired and ready to believe in your ideas and put them into action"-- Provided by publisher.
THE STAR BUILDERS : NUCLEAR FUSION AND THE RACE TO POWER THE PLANET
"From a young, award-winning scientist, a look at one of the most compelling and historic turning points of our time-the race to harness the power of the stars and produce controlled fusion, creating a practically unlimited supply of clean energy. The most important energy-making process in the universe takes place inside stars. The ability to duplicate that process in a lab, once thought out of reach, may now be closer than we think. Today, all across the world teams of scientists are being assembled by the world's boldest entrepreneurs, big business, and governments to solve what is the most difficult technological challenge humanity has ever faced: building the equivalent of a star on earth. If their plans to capture star power are successful, they will unlock thousands, potentially millions, of years of clean, carbon-free energy. Not only would controlled nuclear fusion go a long way toward solving the climate crisis, it could help make other highly desired technological ambitions possible-like journeying to the stars. Given the rising alarm over deterioration of the environment, and the strides being made in laser and magnetic field technology, powerful momentum is gathering behind fusion and the possibilities it offers"-- Provided by publisher.
STOLEN : A MEMOIR
by Gilpin, Elizabeth, author.
B GILPIN
At fifteen, Elizabeth Gilpin was an honor student, a state-ranked swimmer and a rising soccer star, but behind closed doors her undiagnosed depression was wreaking havoc on her life. Growing angrier by the day, she began skipping practices and drinking to excess. At a loss, her parents turned to an educational consultant who suggested Elizabeth be enrolled in a behavioral modification program. That recommendation would change her life forever. The nightmare began when she was abducted from her bed in the middle of the night by hired professionals and dropped off deep in the woods of Appalachia. Living with no real shelter was only the beginning of her ordeal: she was strip-searched, force-fed, her name was changed to a number and every moment was a test of physical survival. After three brutal months, Elizabeth was transferred to a boarding school in Southern Virginia that in reality functioned more like a prison. Its curriculum revolved around a perverse form of group therapy where students were psychologically abused and humiliated. Finally, at seventeen, Elizabeth convinced them she was rehabilitated enough to “graduate” and was released. In this eye-opening and unflinching book, Elizabeth recalls the horrors she endured, the friends she lost to suicide and addiction, and—years later—how she was finally able to pick up the pieces of her life and reclaim her identity.
STRESS INTO STRENGTH : RESILIENCE ROUTINES FOR WARRIORS, WIMPS, AND EVERYONE IN BETWEEN
Turn debilitating stress into remarkable strength through proven resilience routines taught by a critical incident instructor and first responder leader. Transform your personal and professional life with insights gained from some of the most stressful professions you can imagine.
SUBPAR PARKS : AMERICA
"Based on the wildly popular Instagram account, Subpar Parks features both the greatest hits and brand-new content, all celebrating the incredible beauty and variety of America's national parks juxtaposed with the clueless and hilarious one-star reviews posted by visitors." -- Provided by publisher.;"Subpar Parks, both on the popular Instagram page and in this humorous, informative, and collectible book, combines two things that seem like they might not work together yet somehow harmonize perfectly: beautiful illustrations and informative, amusing text celebrating each national park paired with the one-star reviews disappointed tourists have left online. Millions of visitors each year enjoy Glacier National Park, but for one visitor, it was simply Too cold for me! Another saw the mind-boggling vistas of Bryce Canyon as Too spiky! Never mind the person who visited the thermal pools at Yellowstone National Park and left thinking, 'Save yourself some money, boil some water at home.' Featuring more than 50 percent new material, the book will include more depth and insight into the most popular parks, such as Yosemite, Yellowstone, the Grand Canyon, and Acadia National Parks anecdotes and tips from rangers and much more about author Amber Share's personal love and connection to the outdoors. Equal parts humor and love for the national parks and the great outdoors, it's the perfect gift for anyone who loves to spend time outside as well as have a good read (and laugh) once they come indoors." -- Goodreads.com
SUPER FLY : THE UNEXPECTED LIVES OF THE WORLD
by Balcombe, Jonathan, 1959- author.
595.77 BAL
"For most of us, the only thing we know about flies is that they're annoying, and our usual reaction is to try to kill them. In Super Fly, the myth-busting biologist Jonathan Balcombe shows the order Diptera in all of its diversity, illustrating the essential role that flies play in every ecosystem in the world as pollinators, waste-disposers, predators, and food source and how flies continue to reshape our understanding of evolution. Along the way, he reintroduces us to familiar foes like the fruit fly and mosquito, and gives us the chance to meet their lesser-known cousins like the Petroleum Fly (the only animal in the world that breeds in crude oil) and the Chocolate Midge (the sole pollinator of the Cacao tree). No matter your outlook on our tiny buzzing neighbors, Super Fly will change the way you look at flies forever."-- Provided by publisher.
SURROUNDED BY BAD BOSSES (AND LAZY EMPLOYEES) : HOW TO STOP STRUGGLING, START SUCCEEDING, AND DEAL WITH IDIOTS AT WORK
"Internationally bestselling author Thomas Erikson has helped changed how the world thinks about behavior using a simple 4-color behavior analysis system. In Surrounded by Bad Bosses he applies that same system to revolutionize the workplace. Everyone hashad a bad boss. You might have one right now. You might even be one. Bad bosses are a fact of the workplace, whether they're short-tempered, unclear about expectations, or too disorganized to manage so much as a stapler. But how do you not only survive adifficult boss, but help your career thrive despite them? By identifying your boss's behavior profile you'll be better able to interact with them no matter what the situation. Erikson offers example stories and concrete steps to help you thrive in any work situation. Of course, much as we love to blame our bosses, sometimes management isn't the problem at all. For every bad boss there is also a lazy employee, so Erikson also looks at the issue from a completely different perspective-employees themselves-and explores why some colleagues frequently underachieve, and what you can do to change this. Written with Erikson's signature humor and warmth, Surrounded by Bad Bosses (And Lazy Employees) will help you deal with the most hopeless managers and employees you can imagine-and keep you entertained along the way"-- Provided by publisher.
SUSAN, LINDA, NINA & COKIE : THE EXTRAORDINARY STORY OF THE FOUNDING MOTHERS OF NPR
Tells the story of four pioneering women--Susan Stamberg, Cokie Roberts, Nina Totenberg, and Linda Wertheimer--whose work fighting the male chauvinism of 1970s journalism helped define the character and voice of National Public Radio.
SWAN DIVE : THE MAKING OF A ROGUE BALLERINA
by Pazcoguin, Georgina, author.
B PAZCOGUIN
"Award-winning New York City Ballet soloist Georgina Pazcoguin, aka the Rogue Ballerina, gives readers a backstage tour of the real world of elite ballet―the gritty, hilarious, sometimes shocking truth you don’t see from the orchestra circle."--Provided by the publisher.
T : THE STORY OF TESTOSTERONE, THE HORMONE THAT DOMINATES AND DIVIDES US
"Harvard human evolutionary biologist Carole Hooven reveals the most cutting-edge research about testosterone to illuminate the real biology of masculinity and makes the case that understanding this science is critical for social progress"-- Provided by publisher.
TAKEN AT BIRTH : STOLEN BABIES, HIDDEN LIES, AND MY JOURNEY TO FINDING HOME
"The shocking true story of a baby illegally sold at birth and her relentless journey to find her birth family, help fellow victims, and expose the hidden secrets of the Hicks Clinic"-- Provided by publisher.
TALL MEN, SHORT SHORTS : THE 1969 NBA FINALS: WILT, RUSS, LAKERS, CELTICS, AND A VERY YOUNG SPORTS REPORTER
"A lively and colorful account of the 1969 NBA Finals--one of the greatest upsets in basketball history--through the eyes of future sports writing legend Leigh Montville, who was covering the coast-to-coast event as a brand-new twenty-four-year-old reporter for The Boston Globe"-- Provided by publisher.
TECHNICALLY FOOD : INSIDE SILICON VALLEY
Ultra-processed and secretly produced foods are roaring back into vogue, cheered by consumers and investors because they are plant-based-often vegan-and help address societal issues. And as our food system leaps ahead to a sterilized lab of the future, we think we know more about our food than we ever did, but because so much is happening so rapidly, we actually know less. In 'Technically Food', investigative reporter Larissa Zimberoff pokes holes in the marketing mania behind today's changing food landscape and clearly shows the trade-offs of replacing real food with technology-driven approximations with news-breaking revelations.
THIS IS YOUR MIND ON PLANTS
by Pollan, Michael, author.
581.6 POL
In this unique blend of history, science and memoir, a New York Times best-selling author examines and experiences three plant drugs—opium, caffeine and mescaline—from several very different angles and contexts, exploring the powerful human attraction to psychoactive plants.
THIS WILL ALL BE OVER SOON : A MEMOIR
by Strong, Cecily, 1984- author.
B STRONG
"A powerful memoir from the Saturday Night Live cast member Cecily Strong about grieving the death of her cousin-and embracing the life-affirming lessons he taught her-amid the coronavirus pandemic"-- Provided by publisher.
THREE DAYS AT CAMP DAVID : HOW A SECRET MEETING IN 1971 TRANSFORMED THE GLOBAL ECONOMY
"The former dean of the Yale School of Management and Undersecretary of Commerce in the Clinton administration chronicles the 1971 August meeting at Camp David, where President Nixon unilaterally ended the last vestiges of the gold standard-breaking the link between gold and the dollar-transforming the entire global monetary system"-- Provided by publisher.
TILL THE END
by Sabathia, CC (Carsten Charles), author.
B SABATHIA
"The memoir of the life of one of the most beloved baseball players of his generation, a raw, compelling story of baseball, family, fame, addiction, loss, and a champion's resilience"-- Provided by publisher.
TOXIC LEGACY : HOW THE WEEDKILLER GLYPHOSATE IS DESTROYING OUR HEALTH AND THE ENVIRONMENT
"The Silent Spring of our time From an MIT scientist, mounting evidence that the active ingredient in the world's most commonly used weedkiller is responsible for debilitating chronic diseases, including cancer, liver disease, and more. Glyphosate is the active ingredient in Roundup, the most commonly used weedkiller in the world. Nearly 300 million pounds of glyphosate-based herbicide are sprayed on farms— and food— every year. Agrichemical companies claim that glyphosate is safe for humans, animals, and the environment. But emerging scientific research on glyphosate's deadly disruption of the gut microbiome, its crippling effect on protein synthesis, and its impact on the body's ability to use and transport sulfur-not to mention several landmark legal cases— tells a very different story. In Toxic Legacy, MIT senior research scientist Stephanie Seneff, PhD presents stunning evidence based on countless published, peer-reviewed studies that glyphosate plays a major role in skyrocketing rates of chronic diseases, including cancer, gut dysbiosis, non-alcoholic fatty liver disease, autism, infertility, and more. Dr. Seneff describes glyphosate's unique mechanism of toxicity that slowly erodes human health over time, as well as its impact on soil, ecosystems, and the nutritional quality of the nation's food supply. As Rachel Carson did with DDT in the 1960's, Stephanie Seneff sounds the alarm on glyphosate, giving you essential information to protect your health, your family's health, and the planet on which we all depend." -- Provided by publisher.
TRAVEL MANIA : STORIES OF WANDERLUST
by Gershowitz, Karen, author.
910.4 GER
Since leaving home for Europe alone at age seventeen, Karen Gershowitz has traveled to more than ninety countries. In pursuit of her passion for travel, she lost and gained friends and lovers and made a radical career change. She learned courage and risk taking and succeeded at things she didn't think she could do: She climbed Mt. Kilimanjaro. She visited remote areas of Indonesia on her own and became a translator, though only fluent in English. She conquered her fear of falling while on an elephant trek in Thailand. And she made friends across the globe, including a Japanese family who taught her to make sushi and a West Berliner who gave her an insider's look at the city shortly after the wall came down.An example that will inspire armchair travelers to become explorers and embolden everyone to be more courageous, Travel Mania is a vivid story of how one woman found her strength, power, and passion. Travel is Karen's addiction-and she doesn't want treatment.
TREJO : MY LIFE OF CRIME, REDEMPTION, AND HOLLYWOOD
by Trejo, Danny, 1944- author.
B TREJO
"For the first time, the full, fascinating, and inspirational true story of Danny Trejo's journey from crime, prison, addiction, and loss to unexpected fame as Hollywood's favorite bad guy with a heart of gold." -- Provided by publisher.
TRUSTED LEADER : 8 PILLARS THAT DRIVE RESULTS
by Horsager, David, author.
658.4092 HOR
"Without trust, people and businesses fail. Trusted Leader provides a framework for building trust so that you and your organizations can perform at your best"-- Provided by publisher.
TUNNEL 29 : THE TRUE STORY OF AN EXTRAORDINARY ESCAPE BENEATH THE BERLIN WALL
"In September 1961, at the height of the Cold War, 22-year-old Joachim Rudolph escaped from East Germany, one of the world's most brutal regimes. He'd risked everything to do it. Then, a few months later, working with a group of students, he picked up a spade... and tunneled back in. The goal was to tunnel into the East to help people escape. They spend months digging, hauling up carts of dirt in a tunnel ventilated by stove pipes. But the odds are against them: a Stasi agent infiltrates their group and on their first attempt, and dozens of escapees and some of the diggers are arrested and imprisoned. Despite the risk of prison and death, a month later, Joachim and the other try again and hit more bad luck: the tunnel springs a leak. After several attempts, run-ins with a spy and secret police, and some unlikely financial aid from an American TV network, they finally break through into the East, and free 29 people. This is the story of their great escape, the NBC documentary crew that filmed it, and the U.S. government's attempts to block the film from ever seeing the light of day. But more than anything, this is the story of what people will do to be free"-- Provided by publisher.
TWO-WAY MIRROR : THE LIFE OF ELIZABETH BARRETT BROWNING
by Sampson, Fiona, author.
B BROWNING
"A nuanced, comprehensive portrait of Britain's most famous female poet, a woman who invented herself and defied her times. "How do I love thee? Let me count the ways." With these words, Elizabeth Barrett Browning has come down to us as a romantic heroine, a recluse controlled by a domineering father and often overshadowed by her husband, Robert Browning. But behind the melodrama lies a thoroughly modern figure whose extraordinary life is a study in self-invention. Born into an age when women could neither own property once married nor vote, Barrett Browning seized control of her private income, overcame long-term illness, eloped to revolutionary Italy with Browning, and achieved lasting literary fame. A feminist icon, political activist, and international literary superstar, she inspired writers as diverse as Emily Dickinson, George Eliot, Rudyard Kipling, Oscar Wilde, and Virginia Woolf. The first biography of Barrett Browning in more than three decades, with unique access to the poet's abundant correspondence, Two-Way Mirror holds up a mirror to the woman, her art, and the art of biography itself"-- Provided by publisher.
AN UGLY TRUTH : INSIDE FACEBOOK
by Frenkel, Sheera, author.
302.3028 FRE
"Once one of Silicon Valley's greatest success stories, Facebook has been under constant fire for the past five years, roiled by controversies and crises. It turns out that while the tech giant was connecting the world, they were also mishandling users' data, spreading fake news, and amplifying dangerous, polarizing hate speech ... Drawing on their unrivaled sources, Sheera Frenkel and Cecilia Kang take readers inside the complex court politics, alliances and rivalries within the company to shine a light on the fatal cracks in the architecture of the tech behemoth"-- Provided by publisher.
THE ULTIMATE HISTORY OF VIDEO GAMES, VOLUME 2 : NINTENDO, SONY, MICROSOFT, AND THE BILLION-DOLLAR BATTLE TO SHAPE MODERN GAMING
"As video games evolve, only the fittest companies survive. Making a blockbuster once cost millions of dollars now it can cost hundreds of millions, but with a $160 billion market worldwide, the biggest players are willing to bet the bank. Steven L. Kenthas been playing video games since Pong and writing about the industry since the Nintendo Entertainment System. In volume 1 of The Ultimate History of Video Games, he chronicled the industry's first thirty years. In volume 2, he narrates gaming's entrance into the twenty-first century, as Nintendo, Sega, Sony, and Microsoft battle to capture the global market. The home console boom of the '90s turned hobby companies like Nintendo and Sega into Hollywood-studio-sized business titans. But by the end of thedecade, they would face new, more powerful competitors. In boardrooms on both sides of the Pacific, engineers and executives began, with enormous budgets and total secrecy, to plan the next evolution of home consoles. The PlayStation 2, Nintendo GameCube, and Sega Dreamcast all made radically different bets on what gamers would want. And then, to the shock of the world, Bill Gates announced the development of the one console to beat them all-even if Microsoft had to burn a few billion dollars to do it. In this book, you will learn about the cutthroat environment at Microsoft as rival teams created console systems the day the head of Sega of America told the creator of Sonic the Hedgehog to "f**k off" how "lateral thinking with withered technology" put Nintendo back on top and much more! Gripping and comprehensive, The Ultimate History of Video Games: Volume 2 explores the origins of modern consoles and of the franchises-from Grand Theft Auto and Halo to Call of Duty and Guitar Hero-that would define gaming in the new millennium"-- Provided by publisher.
UNIVERSAL HUMAN : CREATING AUTHENTIC POWER AND THE NEW CONSCIOUSNESS
An internationally acclaimed author and teacher provides new tools to grow spiritually, showing us how to transform everyday experiences of hopelessness, emptiness and pain into fulfillment, meaning and joy.
THE UNSPOKEN RULES : SECRETS TO STARTING YOUR CAREER OFF RIGHT
"What will separate you from the rest early in your career? The ability to take ownership, manage expectations, navigate people dynamics, and communicate professionally-skills that school doesn't teach. Most career guides assume that you already know how the working world works. But if you're starting your very first job or taking a job in a new company, you might not know all the unspoken rules that determine who gets ahead and who doesn't. In The Unspoken Rules, you'll learn the basic workplace skills necessary for success. From the author: "Why didn't anyone ever tell me this?! I've lost count of the number of times I've asked myself this question. As the son of a single mother who dropped out of school at the age of twelve to work in a sewing-machine factory, I missed the lesson on the unspoken rules of the professional workplace. Instead, I learned my lesson the hard way-through trial and error. Now I'm on a mission to discover and decode the unspoken rules of work and share them with others. Over the last four years, I've interviewed over five hundred interns, early career professionals, managers, and executives, from HR to finance, law firms to tech companies, across the globe. My conversations revolved around three key topics: What are the most common mistakes early-career professionals make at work? What would you do differently if you could relive your first years on the job? What do you think separates top performers from mediocre ones? After testing the advice I gathered from these hundreds of interviews, I started coaching other early-career professionals. Now I'm distilling everything I've learned into a step-by-step guide called The Unspoken Rules. We all have what it takes to be a top performer. It begins with mastering the unspoken rules.""-- Provided by publisher.
UNTIL PROVEN SAFE : THE HISTORY AND FUTURE OF QUARANTINE
by Manaugh, Geoff, author.
614.46 MAN
"Journalists Geoff Manaugh and Nicola Twilley explore the history and future of quarantine, from the Black Death to Big Data" -- Provided by publisher.
THE VERGE : REFORMATION, RENAISSANCE, AND FORTY YEARS THAT SHOOK THE WORLD
In the best-selling tradition of The Swerve and A Distant Mirror, The Verge tells the story of a period that marked a decisive turning point for both European and world history. Here, author Patrick Wyman examines two complementary and contradictory sides of the same historical coin: the world-altering implications of the developments of printed mass media, extreme taxation, exploitative globalization, humanistic learning, gunpowder warfare, and mass religious conflict in the long term, and their intensely disruptive consequences in the short-term. As told through the lives of 10 real people - from famous figures like Christopher Columbus and wealthy banker Jakob Fugger to a ruthless small-time merchant and a one-armed mercenary captain - The Verge illustrates how their lives, and the times in which they lived, set the stage for an unprecedented globalized future. Over an intense 40-year period, the seeds for the so-called "Great Divergence" between Western Europe and the rest of the globe would be planted. From Columbus' voyage across the Atlantic to Martin Luther's sparking the Protestant Reformation, the foundations of our own, recognizably modern world came into being. For the past 500 years, historians, economists, and the policy-oriented have argued which of these individual developments best explains the West's rise from backwater periphery to global dominance. As The Verge presents it, however, the answer is far more nuanced.
WARMTH : COMING OF AGE AT THE END OF THE WORLD
by Sherrell, Daniel, author.
B SHERRELL
"From a climate activist who has grown up in the decades in which climate change has transformed from abstract threat to urgent crisis, an exploration of how young people live in the shadow of catastrophe Warmth is a new kind of book about climate change--not a prescription or a polemic, but an intensely personal examination of how it feels to imagine a future under its weight, written from inside the youth-led climate movement itself. It is a critical excavation of the ways we talk about the climate crisis--at the national level, in our communities, and to ourselves--and a memoir of the ongoing struggle to sustain the difficult work of crafting "modest plans to divert annihilation." Though it addresses an issue of global concern, Warmth arises from a specific time and place: post-Sandy New York. Weaving sit-ins and snowstorms, synagogues and subway tunnels, Sherrell delves into the questions that feel most urgent to young people at our current crossroads. He explores how we conceptualize the crisis, the ethical implications of having children, our changing relationship to time, and the metaphors that mediate our individual and collective emotional responses--breaking "climate" out of its discursive box in the process. In seeking new ways to understand and respond to these forces that feel so far out of our control, Warmth lays bare the common stakes we face, and illuminates new sources of faith in our shared humanity"-- Provided by publisher.
THE WAX PACK : ON THE OPEN ROAD IN SEARCH OF BASEBALL
""The Wax Pack," part baseball nostalgia and part road trip travelogue, follows Brad Balukjian as he tracks down players from a single pack of baseball cards from 1986"-- Provided by publisher.
WE MARCH AT MIDNIGHT : A WAR MEMOIR
by McPadden, Ray, author.
B MCPADDEN
McPadden recounts his experiences as a Ranger Officer during the war in Afghanistan. He writes about growing up, leadership, the nature of war, and war's aftermath.
WELL, THIS IS EXHAUSTING : ESSAYS
by Benoit, Sophia, 1992- author.
305.42 BEN
"From GQ columnist and Twitter sensation, this hilarious, clever, and eye-opening memoir-in-essays explores the ins and outs of modern womanhood-from finding feminism, the power of pop culture, and how to navigate life's constant double standards-perfect for fans of Shrill and PEN15. Like so many women, Benoit spent her formative years struggling to do the "right" thing-to make others comfortable, to take minimal and calculated risks, to live up to society's expectations-only to realize that there was so little payoff to this tiresome balancing act. Now, in Well, This Is Exhausting, she shares her journey from aspiring good girl to proud feminist, and addresses the constantly shifting goalposts of what exactly it means to be "good" in today's world. Including topics as varied and laugh-out-loud funny as how to be the life of the party (even when you have crippling anxiety), navigating the disappointments of the dating world, and why no one should judge you for having an encyclopedic knowledge of reality TV stars, these essays are sure to move, motivate, and charm you"-- Provided by publisher.
WELLBEING AT WORK : HOW TO BUILD RESILIENT AND THRIVING TEAMS
"What if the next global crisis is a mental health pandemic? It is here now. One-third of Americans have shown signs of clinical anxiety or depression, and the current state of suffering globally has risen significantly. The mental health pandemic manifests everywhere, not least in your workplace. As organizations around the world face health and social crises, as well as economic uncertainty, acknowledging and improving wellbeing in your workplace is more critical than ever. Increasingly, leaders and managers must support mental health and cultivate resilience in employees -- not just increase engagement and performance. Based on more than 100 million Gallup global interviews, Wellbeing at Work shows you how to do just that. Coauthored by Gallup's CEO and its Chief Workplace Scientist, Wellbeing at Work explores the five key elements of wellbeing -- career, social, financial, physical and community -- and how organizations can help employees and teams thrive in those elements. The book also gives leaders ideas and action items to help employees use their innate talents and strengths to thrive in each of the wellbeing elements. And Wellbeing at Work introduces a metric to report a person's best possible life: Gallup Net Thriving, which will become the 'other stock price' for organizations. In a world where work and life are more blended than ever, maximizing employee wellbeing takes on greater urgency. Wellbeing at Work shows leaders how to create a thriving and resilient culture. If you and your leaders don’t change the world, who will?"-- Amazon.com.
WHAT ABOUT THE BABY? : SOME THOUGHTS ON THE ART OF FICTION
by McDermott, Alice, author.
813.54 MCD
"A collection of essays, lectures, and observations on the art of writing fiction from Alice McDermott, winner of the National Book Award and unmatched "virtuoso of language and image" (Rebecca Steinitz, The Boston Globe)"
WHAT ARE THE CHANCES? : WHY WE BELIEVE IN LUCK
by Blatchley, Barbara, author.
123.3 BLA
"Most of us, no matter how rational we think we are, have a lucky charm, a good-luck ritual, or some other custom we follow in the hope that it will lead to a good result. Is the idea of luckiness just a way in which we try to impose order on chaos? Do we live in a world of flukes and coincidences, good and bad breaks, with outcomes as random as a roll of the dice-or can our beliefs help change our luck? What Are the Chances? reveals how psychology and neuroscience explain the significance of the idea of luck. Barbara Blatchley explores how people react to random events in a range of circumstances, examining the evidence that the belief in luck helps us cope with a lack of control. She tells the stories of lucky and unlucky people-winning the lottery multiple times, surviving seven brushes with death, finding an apparently cursed Neanderthal mummy-as well as the accidental discoveries that fundamentally changed what we know about the brain. Blatchley considers our frequent misunderstanding of randomness, the history of luckiness in different cultures and religions, the surprising benefits of magical thinking, and many other topics. Offering a new view of how the brain handles the unexpected, What Are the Chances? shows why an arguably irrational belief can-fingers crossed-help us as we struggle with an unpredictable world"-- Provided by publisher.
WHAT DO YOU SAY? : HOW TO TALK WITH KIDS TO BUILD MOTIVATION, STRESS TOLERANCE, AND A HAPPY HOME
"If you're a parent, you've had a moment--maybe many of them--when you've thought, "How did that conversation go so badly?" At some point after the sixth grade, the same kid who asked "why" non-stop at age four suddenly stops talking to you. And the conversations that you wish you could have--ones fueled by your desire to see your kid not just safe and healthy, but passionately engaged--suddenly feel nearly impossible to execute. The good news is that effective communication can be cultivated, learned, and taught. And as you get better at this, so will your kids".
WHAT FRESH HELL IS THIS? : PERIMENOPAUSE, MENOPAUSE, OTHER INDIGNITIES, AND YOU
"An informative, blisteringly funny, somewhat cranky and always spot-on guide to perimenopause and menopause by the award-winning sex ed/health educator and author of S.E.X. If you don't know award-winning sex educator and all-around badass Heather Corinna, let them introduce themselves and their new book: 'I'm going to do what I've done for millions of people of all ages with sex and relationships: to simplify and share solid, explicit information, to provide support and be sensitive, and to help make everyone feel less alone and get us all through hard, thorny, touchy stuff so we can make it to the other side. I'm going to do this in a similar way I've done it for sex and relationships in my work over the last couple decades for young people and adults alike: by talking out loud, shamelessly and frankly, about what others are afraid or ashamed to, much in the way your favorite loudmouth aunt might have if she made this kind of stuff her life's work and if your family also didn't always apparently forget to invite her to everything.' Corinna has been on the cutting edge of health for more than twenty years, always talking about what people are most afraid, ashamed, or embarrassed of. What Fresh Hell Is This? is no different. It's a companion for everyone who's reached this 'what to expect when you're not expected to expect anything' time of life. It's a health-forward, feminist, no B.S. (and damn funny) perimenopause guide for the generation that time forgot (aka GenXers), offering straightforward descriptions of our bodies, minds, lives and what's going on with them during this time of hormonal chaos. Heather Corinna tells you what to expect and what to do, all while busting some myths and offering real self-care tips so you can get through this.
WHAT IS A DOG? : A MEMOIR
by Shaw, Chloe, 1975- author.
636.7 SHA
"On the heels of her family's beloved dog's death, one woman returns to the canines of her past in order to imagine the human she hopes to become in the future in her memoir, What Is a Dog? Chloe Shaw is in a dog house of her own choosing. A married mother with kids, the death of Booker, her children's eldest family pet, has left her reeling and reckoning with her lifelong relationship with dogs. Unable to shake the feeling a year later, she asks her family for some time alone to be with nothing but her thoughts and remaining canines, Safari and Otter--only to find the dogs of her past pawing at her every memory and running, sticks in mouths, back into her life. What follows is a meditation on one woman's life through the dogs she's loved and lost. Since she was a child, Shaw had learned to escape the hardest parts of being human by immersing herself in the lives of her canine companions, an adaptive attachment that carried her to adulthood. Yet, in marriage and motherhood, Shaw finds herself facing her most human struggles yet. Her old ways of "being the dog" in the face of hardship prove destructive, and it's not until she's able to love herself and learn from the dogs of her past and present that can she truly thrive as a person, and show up for the family who needs her to be their person. With artful prose and a philosophical touch, Shaw takes us on an emotional journey anyone who has ever loved and lost a dog will connect with--and discovers dogs do more than just make our lives better--they quietly (and sometimes loudly) pull us boldly toward the person we were always meant to be"-- Provided by publisher.
WHAT
by Stewart, Ian, 1945- author.
510 STE
Almost all of us have sat in a math class, wondering when we'd ever need to know how to find the roots of a polynomial or graph imaginary numbers. And in one sense, we were right: if we needed to, we'd use a computer. But as Ian Stewart argues in What's the Use?, math isn't just about boring computations. Rather, it offers us new and profound insights into our world, allowing us to accomplish feats as significant as space exploration and organ donation. From the trigonometry that keeps a satellite in orbit to the prime numbers used by the world's most advanced security systems to the imaginary numbers that enable augmented reality, math isn't just relevant to our lives. It is the very fabric of our existence.
A WILD IDEA
by Franklin, Jonathan, author.
B TOMPKINS
"In 1991, Doug Tompkins abandoned his comfortable life in San Francisco and flew 6,500 miles south to a shack in Patagonia. Instead of the Golden Gate Bridge, Tompkins stared out the window at Volcano Michinmahuida, blanketed in snow and prowled by mountain lions. Shielded by waterfalls and wilderness, the founder of such groundbreaking companies as Esprit and The North Face suddenly regretted the corporate capitalism from which he had profited from years. As a CEO he had caused much pollution and, 'made things nobody needed.' Now, he declared, it was time to reverse the damage to the planet, and maybe even himself. In A Wild Idea, award-winning journalist and bestselling author Jonathan Franklin tells the incredible true story of Douglas Tompkins, who became one of the primary founders of our modern conservation and land protection movement. Piloting his small plane, Tompkins explored the uninhabited lands of Patagonia and gaped at the singular beauty: active volcanoes, forests never logged, rivers never dammed— all so undisturbed, so exquisitely designed. Could he protect this wild beauty? For the ensuing quarter century, that dream— that obsession— became his life. Only in death did it become his legacy." -- Description provided by publisher.
A WILD IDEA : HOW THE ENVIRONMENTAL MOVEMENT TAMED THE ADIRONDACKS
"The history of a globally significant land-use plan for New York State's six-million-acre Adirondack Park, the environmentalists who worked for decades to turn it into law, and the opponents who rose to meet them"-- Provided by publisher.
WILLIE NELSON
by Nelson, Willie, 1933- author.
B NELSON
Willie Nelson writes about his life in the form of letters that also include musings about America. There are also song lyrics to some of his biggest hits.
WOKE, INC  : INSIDE CORPORATE AMERICA
by Ramaswamy, Vivek, author.
320.011 RAM
"A young entrepreneur makes the case that politics has no place in business, and sets out a new vision for the future of American capitalism. There’s a new invisible force at work in our economic and cultural lives. It affects every advertisement we see and every product we buy, from our morning coffee to a new pair of shoes. “Stakeholder capitalism” makes rosy promises of a better, more diverse, environmentally-friendly world, but in reality this ideology championed by America’s business and political leaders robs us of our money, our voice, and our identity. Vivek Ramaswamy is a traitor to his class. He’s founded multibillion-dollar enterprises, led a biotech company as CEO, he became a hedge fund partner in his 20s, trained as a scientist at Harvard and a lawyer at Yale, and grew up the child of immigrants in a small town in Ohio. Now he takes us behind the scenes into corporate boardrooms and five-star conferences, into Ivy League classrooms and secretive nonprofits, to reveal the defining scam of our century." -- Book jacket.
WOODWORKING : THE COMPLETE STEP-BY-STEP MANUAL
"Whether you want to build your own bed or put a bookshelf together, find out how to tackle your chosen woodwork task with confidence using this step-by-step guide. Learn how to master the key woodwork techniques, from simple skills to intricate carving, following clear instructions and photographs. Find out how to use hand, power and machine tools and discover the strengths of over 100 different woods. Packed with inspirational and practical craft projects that are easy-to-follow, Woodwork is the only book to give you a complete illustrated woodworking course." -- Description provided by publisher.
YEAR OF PLAGUES : A MEMOIR OF 2020
by D'Aguiar, Fred, 1960- author.
B DAGUIAR
Drawing from two cultural perspectives, an acclaimed British-Guyanese writer and award-winning poet combines personal reminiscence and philosophy to reflect on a year of personal and global crisis, as he was diagnosed with stage 4 cancer during the COVID-19 pandemic.
YOKE : MY YOGA OF SELF-ACCEPTANCE
by Stanley, Jessamyn, author.
613.7046 STA
"Remember Jessamyn Stanley? How could you not? She's the proudly fat, Black, queer yoga teacher and charismatic author of Every Body Yoga, who drops a lot more f-bombs than namastes and refuses to pray at the church of Lululemon. Now she's back, here to take us even further on a personal and provocative journey into what it means to "practice yoga." Where Every Body Yoga, with 59,000 copies in print, taught us how to do yoga, Yoke tells us why. In Yoke, which draws its name from a literal translation of the Sanskrit root "yuj," from which the word "yoga" derives, Jessamyn writes about what she calls the yoga of the everyday-a yoga that is not just about poses but about applying the hard lessons we learn on the mat to the even harder daily project of living. This yoga of the everyday is about finding within life's toughest moments the same flexibility, strength, grounding energy, and core awareness found in a headstand or Tadasana or cobra pose. In a series of deeply honest, funny, gritty, thoughtful, and largely autobiographical essays, Yoke explores issues of self-love, body-positivity, race, sex and sexuality, cannabis, and more, all through the lens of an authentic yoga practice. Every reader is invited to find this authentic spirit of yoga in their own lives and practice. To yoke"-- Provided by publisher.
YOU ARE BEAUTIFUL AND YOU ARE ALONE : THE BIOGRAPHY OF NICO
by Bickerdike, Jennifer Otter, author.
B NICO
Drawing on the archives at the Andy Warhol Museum, various private collections, rarely seen footage and interviews, a rock-and-roll historian presents this new biography of Nico, the iconic and mysterious singer who was best known for her work with the Velvet Underground.
YOU ARE YOUR BEST THING : VULNERABILITY, SHAME RESILIENCE, AND THE BLACK EXPERIENCE : AN ANTHOLOGY
"Burke and Brown are the perfect pair to usher in this stark, potent collection of essays on Black shame and healing (and contribute their own introductions to the work). Along with the anthology contributors, they create a space to recognize and process the trauma of white supremacy, a space to be vulnerable and affirm the fullness of Black love and Black life." -- Provided by publisher.
YOU
by Levy, Jon (Behavior scientist), author.
302.13 LEV
"The founder of a network of influencers from the worlds of business, science, art, sports, and nonprofits, Jon Levy, explains the social science behind connecting with people and creating lasting communities"-- Provided by publisher.

 

 

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