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1774 : THE LONG YEAR OF REVOLUTION
by Norton, Mary Beth, author.
973.3 NOR
"A book on the American Revolution that looks at the critical "long year" of 1774, and the revolutionary change that took place from December 1773 to mid-April 1775, from the Boston Tea Party and the first Continental Congress to the Battle of Lexington and Concord."-- Provided by publisher.
18 TINY DEATHS : THE UNTOLD STORY OF FRANCES GLESSNER LEE AND THE INVENTION OF MODERN FORENSICS
"Frances Glessner Lee, born a socialite to a wealthy and influential Chicago family in the 1870s, was never meant to have a career, let alone one steeped in death and depravity. Yet she developed a fascination with the investigation of violent crimes and made it her life's work. Best known for creating the Nutshell Studies of Unexplained Death, a series of dioramas that appear charming-until you notice the macabre little details: an overturned chair, a blood-spattered comforter. And then, of course, there are the bodies-splayed out on the floor, draped over chairs-clothed in garments that Lee lovingly knit with sewing pins. Lee developed a system that used the Nutshells dioramas to train law enforcement officers to investigate violent crimes, and her methods are still used today. 18 Tiny Deaths is the story of a woman who overcame the limitations and expectations imposed by her social status and pushed forward an entirely new branch of science that we still use today"-- Provided by publisher.
THE ADDICTIVE SKETCHER
by Alade, Adebanji, 1972- author, illustrator.
741.2 ALA
AMERICA
"Many Americans, regardless of political affiliation, are anxious about the future of the "land that we love." In America's Expiration Date, trusted political commentator Cal Thomas offers a diagnosis of what's wrong with the United States and prophetically reminds us that change will come when Americans look to God instead of Washington"-- Provided by publisher.
AMERICAN SECESSION : THE LOOMING THREAT OF A NATIONAL BREAKUP
by Buckley, F. H. (Francis H.), 1948- author.
320.973 BUC
"Americans have never been more divided, and we're ripe for a breakup. The bitterness, the gridlock, the growing tolerance of violence, invite us to think that we'd be happier were we two different countries. In all the ways that matter, save for the naked force of law, we are already two nations. There's a second reason why secession beckons. We're over-big, one of the biggest countries in the world. Smaller countries are happier and less corrupt. They're less inclined to throw their weight around militarily, and they're freer. If there are advantages to bigness, the costs exceed the benefits. Bigness is badness. Across the world, just about every country is staring down a secession movement. Many have already split apart. And are we to think that, almost alone in the world, we're immune from this? Or that the Civil War made secession impossible? If so, this book explodes those comforting beliefs, and shows just how easy it would be for a state to exit the union if that's what its voters wanted"-- Provided by publisher.
AMERICAN SHERLOCK : MURDER, FORENSICS, AND THE BIRTH OF AMERICAN CSI
by Dawson, Kate Winkler, author.
363.25 DAW
"From the acclaimed author of Death in the Air ("Not since Devil in the White City has a book told such a harrowing tale"--Douglas Preston) comes the riveting story of the birth of criminal investigation in the twentieth century"-- Provided by publisher.
ANIMAL SUTRAS : ANIMAL SPIRIT STORIES
by Levine, Stephen, 1937-2016, author.
202.12 LEV
THE ART OF WATERCOLOR LETTERING : A BEGINNER
"Learn to letter beautifully with watercolor. In this stunning follow-up to her highly praised and influential first book, The Art of Brush Lettering, lettering expert and workshop instructor Kelly Klapstein (popular on Instagram as @kellycreates) shares her secrets for mastering the essential techniques for creating lovely modern lettering and calligraphy with watercolor. Start with the basics, from choosing paints, brushes, and other supplies to preparing your paper for painting. Learn to handle watercolor paints with essential strokes and warm-ups. Explore painting letterforms in a variety of styles,from traditional to modern. Try a range of creative techniques, including blending ombrés and rainbows, creating pictorial letterforms, and combining watercolor with other mediums. Enhance your lettering with special touches by complementing it with handpainted backgrounds and simple illustrations. With The Art of Watercolor Lettering, you'll learn how to master the medium-and how to go with the watercolor flow-to create one-of-a-kind lettered art and calligraphy that reflect your unique personal style"-- Provided by publisher.
AUTHOR IN CHIEF : THE UNTOLD STORY OF OUR PRESIDENTS AND THE BOOKS THEY WROTE
Based on a decade of research and reporting, Author in Chief tells the story of America's presidents as authors--and offers a delightful new window into the public and private lives of our highest leaders
BLACK WAVE : SAUDI ARABIA, IRAN, AND THE FORTY-YEAR RIVALRY THAT UNRAVELED CULTURE, RELIGION, AND COLLECTIVE MEMORY IN THE MIDDLE EAST
"The bestselling author of The Secretary tells the gripping story of the real roots of the Sunni-Shia conflict in Middle East in the 1979 Iran Revolution that changed the region forever"-- Provided by publisher.
BLOCK PRINT MAGIC : THE ESSENTIAL GUIDE TO DESIGNING, CARVING, AND TAKING YOUR ARTWORK FURTHER WITH RELIEF PRINTING
"How to techniques from intermediate to advanced for lino-block printers, with a gallery of work and profiles of many contemporary printers"-- Provided by publisher.
THE BOOK YOU WISH YOUR PARENTS HAD READ : (AND YOUR CHILDREN WILL BE GLAD THAT YOU DID)
"In this absorbing, clever, and warm book, renowned psychotherapist Philippa Perry tells us what really matters and what behavior it is important to avoid--the vital dos and don'ts of parenting"-- Provided by publisher.
BROKEN FAITH : INSIDE THE WORD OF FAITH FELLOWSHIP, ONE OF AMERICA
In 1979, a fiery preacher named Jane Whaley attracted a small group of followers with a promise that she could turn their lives around. In the years since, Whaley's following has expanded to include thousands of congregants across three continents. In their eyes she's a prophet. And to disobey her means eternal damnation. The control Whaley exerts is absolute: she decides what her followers study, where they work, whom they can marry--even when they can have sex. Based on hundreds of interviews, secretly recorded conversations, and thousands of pages of documents, Pulitzer Prize winner Mitch Weiss and Holbrook Mohr's Broken Faith is a terrifying portrait life inside the Word of Faith Fellowship, and the harrowing account of one family who escaped after two decades.
BROTHER & SISTER : [A MEMOIR]
by Keaton, Diane, author.
B KEATON
"A memoir by the award-winning actress about her younger brother, Randy, and the ways in which siblings' lives can diverge and then come back together"-- Provided by publisher.
A CENTURY OF VOTES FOR WOMEN : AMERICAN ELECTIONS SINCE SUFFRAGE
by Wolbrecht, Christina, author.
324.623 WOL
This book gives an overview/summary of women ever since they were given the right to vote by the 19th Amendment in 1920. It reads as a textbook and would be good for all people who are interested in history.
CHANEL
"In this captivating narrative, Chanel's Riviera explores the fascinating world of the Cote d'Azur during a period that saw the deepest extremes of luxury and terror in the twentieth century. The Cote d'Azur in 1938 was a world of wealth, luxury, and extravagance, inhabited by a sparkling cast of characters including the Duke and Duchess of Windsor, Joseph P. Kennedy, Gloria Swanson, Colette, the Mitfords, Picasso, Cecil Beaton, and Somerset Maugham. The elite flocked to the Riviera each year to swim, gamble, and escape from the turbulence plaguing the rest of Europe. At the glittering center of it all was Coco Chanel, whose very presence at her magnificently appointed villa, La Pausa, made it the ultimate place to be. Born an orphan, her beauty and formidable intelligence allured many men, but it was her incredible talent, relentless work ethic, and exquisite taste that made her an icon. But this wildly seductive world was poised on the edge of destruction. In a matter of months, the Nazis swooped down and the glamour of the pre-war parties and casinos gave way to the horrors of evacuation and the displacement of thousands of families during World War II. From the bitter struggle to survive emerged powerful stories of tragedy, sacrifice, and heroism. Enriched by original research and de Courcy's signature skill, Chanel's Riviera brings the experiences of both rich and poor, protected and persecuted, to vivid life."-- Provided by publisher.
CHILDREN OF THE LAND
by Hernandez Castillo, Marcelo, 1988- author.
B CASTILLO
"When Marcelo Hernandez Castillo was five years old and his family was preparing to cross the border between Mexico and the United States, he suffered temporary, stress-induced blindness. Castillo regained his vision, but quickly understood that he had to move into a threshold of invisibility before settling in California with his parents and siblings. Thus began a new life of hiding in plain sight and of paying extraordinarily careful attention at all times for fear of being truly seen. Before Castillo was one of the most celebrated poets of a generation, he was a boy who perfected his English in the hopes that he might never seem extraordinary. With beauty, grace, and honesty, Castillo recounts his and his family’s encounters with a system that treats them as criminals for seeking safe, ordinary lives. He writes of the Sunday afternoon when he opened the door to an ICE officer who had one hand on his holster, of the hours he spent making a fake social security card so that he could work to support his family, of his father’s deportation and the decade that he spent waiting to return to his wife and children only to be denied reentry, and of his mother’s heartbreaking decision to leave her children and grandchildren so that she could be reunited with her estranged husband and retire from a life of hard labor. Children of the Land distills the trauma of displacement, illuminates the human lives behind the headlines and serves as a stunning meditation on what it means to be a man and a citizen." -- Book jacket.
CLEAN & LEAN : 30 DAYS, 30 FOODS, A NEW YOU!
by Smith, Ian, 1969- author.
HEALTH 613.25 SMI
"Outlines a diet and lifestyle plan that combines energy-bolstering exercises with high-nutrient, real foods for optimizing how the body is supposed to work for rapid, effective weight loss." -- Provided by publisher.
CODE RED : HOW PROGRESSIVES AND MODERATES CAN UNITE TO SAVE OUR COUNTRY
"New York Times bestselling author and Washington Post columnist E. J. Dionne, Jr. sounds the alarm in Code Red, calling for an alliance between progressives and moderates to seize the moment and restore hope to America's future for the 2020 presidential election. Will progressives and moderates feud while America burns? Or will these natural allies take advantage of the greatest opportunity since the New Deal Era to strengthen American democracy, foster social justice, and turn back the threats of the Trump Era? The United States stands at a crossroads. Broad and principled opposition to Donald Trump's presidency has drawn millions of previously disengaged citizens to the public square and to the ballot boxes. This inspired and growing activism for social and political change hasn't been seen since the days of Franklin Roosevelt's New Deal policies and the Progressive and Civil Rights movements. But if progressives and moderates are unable-and unwilling-to overcome their differences, they could not only enable Trump to prevail again but also squander an occasion for launching a new era of reform. In Code Red, award-winning journalist E. J. Dionne, Jr., calls for a shared commitment to decency and a politics focused on freedom, fairness, and the future, encouraging progressives and moderates to explore common ground and expand the unity that brought about Democrat victories in the 2018 elections. He offers a unifying model for furthering progress with a Politics of Remedy, Dignity, and More: one that solves problems, resolve disputes, and moves forward that sits at the heart of the demands for justice by both long-marginalized and recently-displaced groups and that posits a positive future for Americans with more covered by health insurance, more with decent wages, more with good schools, more security from gun violence, more action to roll back climate change. Breaking through the partisan noise and cutting against conventional wisdom to provide a realistic look at political possibilities, Dionne offers a str
COMMUNICATE WITH MASTERY : HOW TO SPEAK WITH CONVICTION AND WRITE FOR IMPACT
"Approaching Mastery in Business Communication: a guide for leaders to speak and write with influence. This book will provide readers with a rich treasure of frameworks and tools for leadership communication as developed and taught over the past decade at Stanford's Graduate School of Business. Designed for the business leader on the go the book will provide quick access to helpful approaches to vexing communication problems leaders face today in speaking and writing to various audiences. It will address the pain point that leaders are often selected for their technical skills, but advance because of their communication skills. Projects often fail not because of the vision, but in the articulation of that vision. Promising start-ups wither without funding, while less viable ventures are funded, simply due to the strength of the communicators. This book will place in leaders' hands the exact frameworks and strategies developed at one of the world's top business schools. While firmly grounded in proven approaches, the book will be designed in a practical and accessible style for easy reference and use"-- Provided by publisher.
CONGRESS AT WAR : HOW REPUBLICAN REFORMERS FOUGHT THE CIVIL WAR, DEFIED LINCOLN, ENDED SLAVERY, AND REMADE AMERICA
"The story of how Congress helped win the Civil War--a new perspective that puts the House and Senate, rather than Lincoln, at the center of the conflict."-- Provided by the publisher.
COOL BEANS : THE ULTIMATE GUIDE TO COOKING WITH THE WORLD
"A modern and fresh look at the diverse world of beans and pulses, including 125 recipes for globally inspired vegetarian mains, snacks, soups, and even desserts"-- Provided by publisher.
CREATING FAMILY ARCHIVES : A STEP-BY-STEP GUIDE TO SAVING YOUR MEMORIES FOR FUTURE GENERATIONS
"Not just a gift. It's history in the making. Family history is important. Photos, videos, aged documents, and cherished papers--these are the memories that you want to save. And they need a better home than a cardboard box. Creating Family Archives is a book written by an archivist for you, your family, and friends, taking you step-by-step through the process of arranging and preserving your own family archives. It's the first book of its kind offered to the public by the Society of American Archivists. Gathering up the boxes of photos and years of video is a big job. But this fascinating and instructional book will make it easier and, in the end, much better"-- Provided by publisher.
DEATH IS BUT A DREAM : FINDING HOPE AND MEANING AT LIFE
by Kerr, Christopher, MD, author.
155.937 KER
"The first book to explore the meaningful dreams and visions that bring comfort as death nears"-- Provided by publisher.
DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY FOR DUMMIES
by King, Julie Adair, author.
778.3 KIN
Choosing the right camera -- Starting out right : setup do's and don'ts -- Shooting your first photos (and movies) -- Starting to see like a photographer -- Taking control of exposure -- Adding flash and other lights -- Manipulating focus and color -- Shooting frame-worthy portraits -- Photographing action -- Taking in the scenery -- Discovering cool playback features -- Downloading, editing, and sharing photos -- Ten fixes for common flaws -- Ten accessories to enhance your photography.
DRIVING WHILE BLACK : AFRICAN AMERICAN TRAVEL AND THE ROAD TO CIVIL RIGHTS
by Sorin, Gretchen Sullivan, author.
323.1196 SOR
"How the automobile fundamentally changed African American life-the true history beyond the Best Picture-winning movie. The ultimate symbol of independence and possibility, the automobile has shaped this country from the moment the first Model T rolled off Henry Ford's assembly line. Yet cars have always held distinct importance for African Americans, allowing black families to evade the many dangers presented by an entrenched racist society and to enjoy, in some measure, the freedom of the open road. Gretchen Sorin recovers a forgotten history of black motorists, and recounts their creation of a parallel, unseen world of travel guides, black only hotels, and informal communications networks that kept black drivers safe. At the heart of this story is Victor and Alma Green's famous Green Book, begun in 1936, which made possible that most basic American right, the family vacation, and encouraged a new method of resisting oppression. Enlivened by Sorin's personal history, Driving While Black opens an entirely new view onto the African American experience, and shows why travel was so central to the Civil Rights movement"-- Provided by publisher.
DUMPTY : THE AGE OF TRUMP IN VERSE
by Lithgow, John, 1945- author, illustrator.
973.933 LIT
"Award-winning actor and bestselling author John Lithgow wields a whip-smart, satirical pen in this poetic diatribe chronicling the last few abysmal years in politics. With lacerating wit, he takes readers verse by verse through the history of Donald Trump's presidency, lampooning the likes of Betsy DeVos, Anthony Scaramucci, Scott Pruitt, Paul Manafort, Trump's doctors, and many others. Illustrated from cover to cover with Lithgow's never-before-seen line drawings, the poems collected in Dumpty draw inspiration from A. A. Milne, Lewis Carroll, Edward Lear, Rodgers and Hammerstein, Mother Goose, and many more. A YUGE feat of laugh-out-loud lyrical storytelling, this hilarious and timely volume is bound to bring joy to poetry lovers, political junkies, and Lithgow fans"-- Provided by publisher.
EAT, SLEEP, WORK, REPEAT : 30 HACKS FOR BRINGING JOY TO YOUR JOB
"Vice President of Twitter Europe and host of the top business podcast Eat Sleep Work Repeat offers 30 smart, research-based hacks for bringing joy back into our burnt out, uninspired, and unproductive work culture"-- Provided by publisher.
EIGHT DAYS AT YALTA : HOW CHURCHILL, ROOSEVELT AND STALIN SHAPED THE POST-WAR WORLD
"While some of the last battles of WWII were being fought, U.S. President Franklin Roosevelt, British Prime Minister Winston Churchill, and Soviet Premier Joseph Stalin-the so-called "Big Three"-met from February 4-11, 1945, in the Crimean resort town of Yalta. Over eight days of bargaining, bombast, and intermittent bonhomie, while Soviet soldiers and NKVD men patrolled the grounds of the three palaces occupied by their delegations, they decided, among other things, on the endgame of the war against Nazi Germany and how a defeated and occupied Germany should be governed, on the constitution of the nascent United Nations, on the price of Soviet entry into the war against Japan, on the new borders of Poland, and on spheres of influence elsewhere in Eastern Europe, the Balkans, and Greece. With the deep insight of a skilled historian, drawing on the memorable accounts of those who were there-from the leaders and high-level advisors such as Averell Harriman, Anthony Eden, and Andrei Gromyko, to Churchill's clear-eyed secretary Marian Holmes and FDR's insightful daughter Anna Boettiger-Diana Preston has, on the 75th anniversary of this historic event, crafted a masterful and vivid chronicle of the conference that created the post-war world, out of which came decisions that still resonate loudly today"-- Provided by publisher.
ESSENTIAL OILS FOR BEGINNERS : A GUIDE TO WHAT THEY ARE & HOW TO USE THEM
"This approachable guide makes it easy to achieve vibrant health and wellness through the use of twenty essential oils specifically chosen for their versatility and practicality. Author Kac Young shows you how these oils can be made into cleaning products, massage oils, aromatics, aphrodisiacs, magical formulas, and more. Discover the many ways essential oils can be used for personal empowerment and wellbeing, like lavender for stress relief or peppermint for pain relief. Designed to help you enjoy essential oils throughout your life, this impressive book provides profiles for each oil, application and safety guidelines, diffusing and pairing insights, recipes, and more. A must-have resource for both beginners and experienced practitioners, Essential Oils for Beginners enhances your spirituality, happiness, beauty, and fortitude."--p. 4 of cover
EXPERIMENTATION WORKS : THE SURPRISING POWER OF BUSINESS EXPERIMENTS
"When it comes to innovation, relying on intuition won't cut it anymore. Whether it's improving customer experiences, trying out new business models, or developing new products, even the most experienced managers often get it wrong. This is especially true in the online world, where predicting customer behavior is virtually impossible. Managers can, however, discover whether a new product, service, or business model will fail or succeed--by subjecting it to rigorous experimentation. Think about it. A pharmaceutical company would never introduce a new drug without first conducting a round of experiments based on established scientific protocols. Yet that's essentially what many companies do when they roll out new products and services. As Harvard Business School professor Stefan Thomke shows in this eye-opening and essential book, the "best guess" approach to innovation is changing fast. There are now leading companies that conduct more than ten thousand online controlled experiments annually, engaging millions of users. These organizations have discovered that an "experiment with everything" approach has a big payoff, giving them a considerable competitive advantage. How can you do this at your company? Leaders and managers need to create an "experimentation organization" that masters the science of testing and puts the discipline of experimentation at the center of the innovation process. It used to take companies years to build the infrastructure and develop the expertise to run hundreds of experiments each day. But Thomke shows how, with advances in technology, these capabilities are at the fingertips of almost any business professional. By combining the power of software and the rigor of controlled experiments, today's managers can make better decisions, create better customer experiences, and generate huge financial returns. Filled with engaging and instructive stories of leading experimentation organizations, Experimentation Works will be your guidebook to a truly new way of thinking and innovating"-- Prov
THE FALCON THIEF : A TRUE TALE OF ADVENTURE, TREACHERY, AND THE HUNT FOR THE PERFECT BIRD
"A rollicking true-crime adventure about a rogue who trades in rare birds and their eggs-and the wildlife detective determined to stop him"-- Provided by publisher.
THE FILM PHOTOGRAPHY HANDBOOK : REDISCOVERING PHOTOGRAPHY IN 35 MM, MEDIUM, AND LARGE FORMAT
"In recent years, film photography has witnessed a significant renaissance--and not just among those who have previously shot with film. Interest in film photography and analog photography has also grown enormously among those who only have experience shooting digitally. In The Film Photography Handbook, 2nd Edition, authors Chris Marquardt and Monika Andrae speak to both types of film photographers as they offer an easy-to-understand, complete resource to shooting film. In this updated and expanded edition, they address today's working climate, including such topics as the hybrid film/digital workflow, the digitization of negatives, and using smartphones for light metering and to assist in film processing. This book is intended for anyone who is curious about film and analog photography, whether you need a refresher course or are discovering this wonderful format for the first time. You'll learn how easy it is to shoot and process black-and-white film at home, and that just a little special equipment is needed to get into film photography." -- amazon.com
THE FIRE AND THE DARKNESS : THE BOMBING OF DRESDEN, 1945
by McKay, Sinclair, author.
940.5421 MCK
"A gripping work of narrative nonfiction recounting the history of the Dresden Bombing, one of the most devastating attacks of World War II. On February 13th, 1945 at 10:03 PM, British bombers began one of the most devastating attacks of WWII: the bombing of Dresden. The first contingent killed people and destroyed buildings, roads, and other structures. The second rained down fire, turning the streets into a blast furnace, the shelters into ovens, and whipping up a molten hurricane in which the citizens of Dresden were burned, baked, or suffocated to death. Early the next day, American bombers finished off what was left. Sinclair McKay's The Fire and the Darkness is a pulse-pounding work of history that looks at the life of the city in the days before the attack, tracks each moment of the bombing, and considers the long period of reconstruction and recovery. The Fire and the Darkness is powered by McKay's reconstruction of this unthinkable terror from the points of view of the ordinary civilians: Margot Hille, an apprentice brewery worker Gisela Reichelt, a ten-year-old schoolgirl boys conscripted into the Hitler Youth choristers of the Kreuzkirche choir artists, shop assistants, and classical musicians, as well as the Nazi officials stationed there. What happened that night in Dresden was calculated annihilation in a war that was almost over. Sinclair McKay's brilliant work takes a complex, human, view of this terrible night and its aftermath in a gripping book that will be remembered long after the last page is turned."-- Provided by publisher.
FRAME CARPENTRY
694.2 FRA
FRANKLIN & WASHINGTON : THE FOUNDING PARTNERSHIP
by Larson, Edward J. (Edward John), author.
973.3092 LAR
Theirs was a three-decade-long bond that, more than any other pairing, would forge the United States. Vastly different men, Benjamin Franklin—an abolitionist freethinker from the urban north—and George Washington—a slavehold­ing general from the agrarian south—were the indispensable authors of American independence and the two key partners in the attempt to craft a more perfect union at the Constitutional Convention, held in Franklin’s Philadelphia and presided over by Washington. And yet their teamwork has been little remarked upon in the centuries since. Illuminating Franklin and Washington’s relationship with striking new detail and energy, Pulitzer Prize–winning historian Edward J. Larson shows that theirs was truly an intimate working friendship that amplified the talents of each for collective advancement of the American project.
FREE-MOTION QUILTING 101 : TECHNIQUES & PATTERNS FOR BEGINNERS
"Quilters want to finish their quilts--and that means doing their own machine quilting. In Free-Motion Quilting 101, teacher and quilter Ashley Nickels provides in-depth instruction on learning the technique of free-motion quilting, combined with simple small projects that reinforce the technique. Quilters will have fun while learning the necessary steps to complete a quilting project"--Goodreads.
FROM FREEZER TO COOKER : DELICIOUS WHOLE-FOODS MEALS FOR THE SLOW COOKER, PRESSURE COOKER, AND INSTANT POT
Healthy, delicious meals have never been easier! The slow cooker, pressure cooker, and Instant Pot® meet freezer cooking in this all-new, beautifully photographed, and rigorously tested cookbook. -- From Amazon description.
THE FUTURE IS FASTER THAN YOU THINK : HOW CONVERGING TECHNOLOGIES ARE TRANSFORMING BUSINESS, INDUSTRIES, AND OUR LIVES
"From the New York Times bestselling authors of Abundance and Bold comes a practical playbook for technological convergence in our modern era"-- Provided by publisher.
THE FUTURE OF FEELING : BUILDING EMPATHY IN A TECH-OBSESSED WORLD
by Phillips, Kaitlin Ugolik, author.
303.4833 PHI
"There’s no doubt that technology has made it easier to communicate. It’s also easier to shut someone out when we are confronted with online discourse. Why bother to understand strangers—or even acquaintances—when you can troll them, block them, or just click 'Unfriend' and never look back? However briefly satisfying that might be, it’s also potentially eroding one of our most human traits: empathy ... In The Future of Feeling, Kaitlin Ugolik Phillips shares her own personal stories as well as those of doctors, entrepreneurs, teachers, journalists, and scientists about moving innovation and technology forward without succumbing to isolation"-- Amazon.com.
THE GENIUS OF WOMEN : FROM OVERLOOKED TO CHANGING THE WORLD
by Kaplan, Janice, author.
305.42 KAP
Even in this time of rethinking women's roles, we define genius almost exclusively through male achievement. When asked to name a genius, people mention Albert Einstein, Leonardo da Vinci, and Steve Jobs. As for great women? In one survey, the only female genius anyone listed was Marie Curie. Janice Kaplan, the New York Times bestselling author of The Gratitude Diaries, set out to determine why the extraordinary work of so many women has been brushed aside. Using her unique mix of memoir, narrative, and inspiration, she makes surprising discoveries about women geniuses now and throughout history, in fields from music to robotics. Through interviews with neuroscientists, psychologists, and dozens of women geniuses at work in the world today--including Nobel Prize winner Frances Arnold and AI expert Fei-Fei Li--she proves that genius isn't just about talent. It's about having that talent recognized, nurtured, and celebrated. Across the generations, even when they face less-than-perfect circumstances, women geniuses have created brilliant and original work. In The Genius of Women, you'll learn how they ignored obstacles and broke down seemingly unshakable barriers. The geniuses in this moving, powerful, and very entertaining book provide more than inspiration--they offer a clear blueprint to everyone who wants to find her own path and move forward with passion.
HEGEL, MARX, NIETZSCHE, OR THE REALM OF SHADOWS
by Lefebvre, Henri, 1901-1991, author.
193 LEF
HERE TO MAKE FRIENDS : HOW TO MAKE FRIENDS AS AN ADULT
by Kelaher, Hope, author.
158.25 KEL
It sometimes seems like everyone has a big, happy, fulfilling social life, full of lifelong friendships...except you. As we grow older and school friendships fade, it can be difficult to meet new people and cultivate meaningful friendships. How do you strike up a conversation with a stranger? How do you move from mutual acquaintances to real friends? Here to Make Friends has the answers to all of these questions and more. Written by a licensed therapist, this book is packed full of helpful advice and tips to overcome social anxiety and start building a stronger social circle, such as: Tips for moving past small talk Advice for getting out of your own head Suggestions for fun and memorable “friend dates” Strategies for connecting meaningfully with other people Everyone wants to feel connected. Here to Make Friends is the perfect companion for moving past the sometimes-lonely post-school stage and into lasting, fulfilling friendships.--Amazon.com
HIGH SCHOOL
by Quin, Tegan, 1980- author.
B QUIN
High School is the revelatory and unique coming-of-age story of Sara and Tegan Quin, identical twins from Calgary, Alberta, who grew up at the height of grunge and rave culture in the nineties, well before they became the celebrated musicians and global LGBTQ icons we know today. While grappling with their identity and sexuality, often alone, they also faced academic meltdown, their parents’ divorce, and the looming pressure of what might come after high school. Written in alternating chapters from both Tegan's and Sara’ s points of view, the book is a raw account of the drugs, alcohol, love, music, and friendship they explored in their formative years. A transcendent story of first loves and first songs, High School captures the tangle of discordant and parallel memories of two sisters who grew up in distinct ways even as they lived just down the hall from each another. This is the origin story of Tegan and Sara.
HOLD ON, BUT DON
"The inspiring and hilarious true story of how a single mother found the strength to transform her life and become the person--and parent--she could admire, revealing the tips and advice that empowered her Kristina Kuzmic has made herself a household name, speaking directly to mothers from the trenches of parenthood via her viral videos and social media presence. She's now bringing her message of self-acceptance, resilience, and joy to book readers. What she has delivered is a refreshingly unpretentious, funny, and galvanizing book that goes behind the scenes on how Kristina Kuzmic went from broke and defeated to unshakably grounded and brimming with gratitude. Illuminating the hard-won wisdom from a life spent always one step behind, whether it was as a high school student new to America, a suddenly single mother to two kids, a newlywed juggling two teens and a newborn, or the unexpected recipient of Oprah's attention and investment, Hold On, But Don't Hold Still is the book every mother needs to reassure her that she's not only fine just as she is, but that she already has more tools and support than she can possibly imagine. Sparkling with wit, this heartfelt memoir is like a long coffee date with a best friend, or the eleventh hour text message that gives you just the boost you need to get through the day"-- Provided by publisher.
HOW TO CREATE YOUR GARDEN
by Frost, Adam (Garden designer), author.
712.6 FRO
Garden design doesn't need to be complicated. The practical, no-nonsense approach of this book strips away complex design concepts and focuses on your needs to help you find your own garden style, even if you don't know where to start. Whatever your space - be it a small garden with a patio, a city roof terrace or a classic country garden - Adam Frost can show you how to create a garden that suits your lifestyle, personality and budget. Adam is the BBC Gardeners' World presenter and Chelsea Flower Show Gold Medal winner. He offers simple garden design ideas that work equally well for a garden makeover, an elegant but low-maintenance garden or for creating entirely new landscaping ideas. Complete with plant species readily available in Australia, Adam's step-by-step instructions show you everything from laying turf to terraces, planting trees to building raised beds or water features. A month-by-month checklist - especially adapted for Australian gardeners - tells you what to do when to keep your garden in shape. How to Create Your Garden will give you the confidence and skills to create your dream outdoor space, no matter what sort of area you are working with. Bit by bit, bed by bed, Adam Frost shows you how to plan and plant up a beautiful, functional garden that works for you and your family - all without breaking the bank or needing to know endless Latin plant names.
HOW TO DO NOTHING : RESISTING THE ATTENTION ECONOMY
by Odell, Jenny (Multimedia artist), author.
323.042 ODE
"A galvanizing critique of the forces vying for our attention--and our personal information--that redefines what we think of as productivity, reconnects us with the environment, and reveals all that we've been too distracted to see about ourselves and our world. Nothing is harder to do these days than nothing. But in a world where our value is determined by our 24/7 data productivity, doing nothing may be our most important form of resistance. So argues artist and critic Jenny Odell in this field guide to doing nothing (at least as capitalism defines it). Odell sees our attention as the most precious--and overdrawn--resource we have. Once we can start paying a new kind of attention, she writes, we can undertake bolder forms of political action, reimagine humankind's role in the environment, and arrive at more meaningful understandings of happiness and progress. Far from the simple anti-technology screed, or the back-to-nature meditation we read so often, How to do Nothing is an action plan for thinking outside of capitalist narratives of efficiency and techno-determinism. Provocative, timely, and utterly persuasive, this book is a four-course meal in the age of Soylent"-- Provided by publisher.
HOW TO TEACH PHILOSOPHY TO YOUR DOG : EXPLORING THE BIG QUESTIONS IN LIFE
"Monty was just like any other dog. A scruffy and irascible Maltese terrier, he enjoyed barking at pugs and sniffing at trees. But after yet another dramatic confrontation with the local Rottweiler, Anthony McGowan realizes it's high time he and Monty had a chat about what makes him a good or a bad dog. Taking his lead from Monty's canine antics, McGowan takes us on a hilarious and enlightening jaunt through the major debates of philosophy. Will Kant convince Monty to stop stealing cheesecake? How long will they put up with Socrates poking holes in every argument? In this uniquely entertaining take on morality and ethics, the dutiful duo set out to uncover who--if anyone--has the right end of the ethical stick and can tell us how best to live one's life."-- GoogleBooks
HUMBLE PI : WHEN MATH GOES WRONG IN THE REAL WORLD
by Parker, Matt (Mathematician), author.
510 PAR
"This tour of real-world mathematical disasters reveals the importance of math in everyday life. All sorts of seemingly innocuous mathematical mistakes can have significant consequences. Exploring and explaining a litany of glitches, near misses, and mathematical mishaps involving the internet, big data, elections, street signs, lotteries, the Roman Empire, and an Olympic team, Matt Parker uncovers the ways math trips us up"-- Provided by publisher.
IN THE LAND OF MEN : A MEMOIR
by Miller, Adrienne, author.
B MILLER
"At twenty-two, a naïve Midwesterner, Adrienne Miller got a lucky break when she was hired as an editorial assistant at GQ. The mid-nineties were still the golden age of print journalism, and a publication like GQ then seemed the red-hot center of the literary world, even if their sensibilities were manifestly mid-century-the martinis, the male egos, and the unquestioned authority of kings. Still, Adrienne learned to hold her own in a man's world, and three years later she forged her own path, becoming the first woman to hold the role of literary editor at Esquire. She was at Esquire during a unique moment in history that simultaneously saw the last days of the old guard of literary titans, and the rise of a new movement, as exemplified by David Foster Wallace, who would become her closest friend, confidant-and antagonist. Here is the untold story of an intellectual and artistic exchange that grew into a highly charged relationship, and Miller presents a candid portrait of the mercurial man behind the spotlight. It is also an account of the guarded literary world, which asks the question: How does a young woman fit into this culture and at what cost? With wit and deep intelligence, Miller presents a moving portrayal of a young woman's education in a land of men"-- Provided by publisher.
INFORMATION HUNTERS : WHEN LIBRARIANS, SOLDIERS, AND SPIES BANDED TOGETHER IN WORLD WAR II EUROPE
"Information Hunters examines the unprecedented American effort to acquire foreign publications and information in World War II Europe. An unlikely band of librarians, scholars, soldiers, and spies went to Europe to collect books and documents to aid the Allies' cause. They travelled to neutral cities to find enemy publications for intelligence analysis and followed advancing armies to capture records in a massive program of confiscation. After the war, they seized Nazi works from bookstores and schools and gather together countless looted Jewish books. Improvising library techniques in wartime conditions, they contributed to Allied intelligence, preserved endangered books, engaged in restitution, and participated in the denazification of book collections. Information Hunters explores what collecting meant to the men and women who embarked on these missions, and how the challenges of a total war led to an intense focus on books and documents. It uncovers the worlds of collecting, in spy-ridden Stockholm and Lisbon, in liberated Paris and devastated Berlin, and in German caves and mineshafts. The wartime collecting missions had lasting effects. They intensified the relationship between libraries and academic institutions, on the one hand, and the government and military, on the other. Book and document acquisition became part of the apparatus of national security, military planning, and postwar reconstruction. These efforts also spurred the development of information science and boosted research libraries' ambitions to be great national repositories for research and the dissemination of knowledge that would support American global leadership, politically and intellectually. military intelligence, librarians, archivists, Library of Congress, Office of Strategic Services."-- Provided by publisher.
IT TAKES WHAT IT TAKES : HOW TO THINK NEUTRALLY AND GAIN CONTROL OF YOUR LIFE
"From a top mental conditioning coach who has transformed the lives and careers of elite athletes, Fortune 500 CEOS, and military personnel, battle-tested strategies that will give readers tools to manage negativity and achieve any goal"-- Provided by publisher.
J K  LASSER
Advice on preparing a good tax return answers the question "What can I deduct?" with strategies and ideas to reduce payments to the minimum while keeping in compliance with the law.
THE LADY FROM THE BLACK LAGOON : HOLLYWOOD MONSTERS AND THE LOST LEGACY OF MILICENT PATRICK
Mallory O'Meara uncovers the life and work of Milicent Patrick, one of Disney's first female animators and the only woman in history to create one of Hollywood's classic movie monsters. O'Meara discovered that Patrick's contribution had been claimed by a jealous male colleague, and she soon after had disappeared from film history. O'Meara set out to right the wrong, and in the process discovered the full, fascinating story of an ambitious, artistic woman ahead of her time.
THE LAST NEGROES AT HARVARD : THE CLASS OF 1963 AND THE EIGHTEEEN YOUNG MEN WHO CHANGED HARVARD FOREVER
"The untold story of the Harvard class of '63, whose Black students fought to create their own identities on the cusp between integration and affirmative action. In the fall of 1959, Harvard recruited eighteen "Negro" boys as an experiment, an early form of affirmative action. Four years later they would graduate as African Americans. Some fifty years later, one of these trailblazing Harvard grads, Kent Garrett, began to reconnect with his classmates and explore their vastly different backgrounds, lives, and what their time at Harvard meant. Garrett and his partner Jeanne Ellsworth recount how these young men broke new ground. By the time they were seniors, they would have demonstrated against injustice, had lunch with Malcolm X, experienced heartbreak and the racism of academia, and joined with their African national classmates to fight for the right to form an exclusive Black students' group. Part journey into personal history, part group portrait, and part narrative history of the civil rights movement, this is the remarkable story of brilliant, singular boys whose identities were changed at and by Harvard, and who, in turn, changed Harvard"-- Provided by publisher
LEADERSHIP STRATEGY AND TACTICS : [FIELD MANUAL]
by Willink, Jocko, author.
658.4 WIL
"The ultimate guide on leadership from the #1 New York Times bestselling co-author of Extreme Ownership. In the military, a field manual provides instructions in simple, clear, step-by-step language to help soldiers complete their mission. In the civilian sector, books offer information on everything from fixing a leaky faucet to developing an effective workout program to cooking a good steak. But what if you are promoted into a new position leading your former peers? What if you don't get selected for the leadership position you wanted? How do you overcome imposter syndrome, when you aren't sure you should be leading? As a leader, how do you judiciously dole out punishment? What about reward? How do you build trust with your both your superiors and your subordinates? How do you deliver truthful criticism up and down the chain of command in a tactful and positive way? These are all questions about leadership-the most complex of all human endeavors. And while there are books out there that provide solid leadership principles, books like Extreme Ownership and The Dichotomy of Leadership, there is no leadership field manual that provides a direct, situational, pragmatic how-to guide that anyone can instantly put to use. Until now. Leadership Strategy and Tactics explains how to take leadership theory, quickly translate that theory into applicable strategy, and then put leadership into action at a tactical level. This book is the solution that leaders at every level need-not just to understand the leadership game, but also how to play the leadership game, and win it"-- Provided by publisher.
LONDON, REIGN OVER ME : HOW ENGLAND
"London, Reign Over Me captures all of the excitement, freedom of expression, love, wild abandon, and the moment of cultural transformation that gave us classic rock. Stephen Tow draws from an array of sources, including influential London music newspapers as well as original interviews with key participants in the scene"-- Provided by publisher.
THE LOST GIRLS : LOVE & LITERATURE IN WARTIME LONDON
by Taylor, D. J. (David John), 1960- author.
941.084 TAY
"Who were the Lost Girls? Chic, glamorous, and bohemian, as likely to be found living in a rat-haunted maisonette as dining at the Ritz, Lys Lubbock, Sonia Brownell, Barbara Skelton, and Janetta Parlade cut a swath through English literary and artistic life at the height of World War II."-- Amazon.
MACHIAVELLI : THE ART OF TEACHING PEOPLE WHAT TO FEAR
by Boucheron, Patrick, author.
320.1092 BOU
"In a series of poignant vignettes, a preeminent historian makes a compelling case for Machiavelli as an unjustly maligned figure with valuable political insights that resonate as strongly today as they did in his time. Whenever a tempestuous period in history begins, Machiavelli is summoned, because he is known as one for philosophizing in dark times. In fact, since his death in 1527, we have never ceased to read him to pull ourselves out of torpors. But what do we really know about this man apart from the term invented by his detractors to refer to that political evil, Machiavellianism? It was Machiavelli's luck to be disappointed by every statesman he encountered throughout his life--that was why he had to write The Prince. If the book endeavors to dissociate political action from common morality, the question still remains today, not why, but for whom Machiavelli wrote. For princes, or for those who want to resist them? Is the art of governing to take power or to keep it? And what is "the people?" Can they govern themselves? Beyond cynical advice for the powerful, Machiavelli meditates profoundly on the idea of popular sovereignty, because the people know best who oppresses them. With verve and a delightful erudition, Patrick Boucheron sheds light on the life and works of this unclassifiable visionary, illustrating how we can continue to use him as a guide in times of crisis"-- Provided by publisher.
THE MAGIC OF MARIE LAVEAU : EMBRACING THE SPIRITUAL LEGACY OF THE VOODOO QUEEN OF NEW ORLEANS
"Marie Laveau may be the most influential-and is among the most famous-American practitioner of the magical arts. She is the subject of songs, films, and legends and the star of New Orleans ghost tours. Her grave in New Orleans ranks among the most popular spiritual pilgrimages in the US. This book explores Laveau's life and work-the history and mystery. It gives an overview of New Orleans Voodoo, its origins, history, and practices. It contains spells, prayers, rituals, recipes, and instructions for constructing New Orleans Voodoo-style altars and crafting your own gris-gris"-- Provided by publisher.
A MAP IS ONLY ONE STORY : TWENTY WRITERS ON IMMIGRATION, FAMILY, AND THE MEANING OF HOME
"From rediscovering an ancestral village in China to experiencing the realities of American life as a Nigerian, the search for belonging crosses borders and generations. Selected from the archives of Catapult magazine, the essays in A Map Is Only One Story highlight the human side of immigration policies and polarized rhetoric, as twenty writers share provocative personal stories of existing between languages and cultures. Victoria Blanco relates how those with family in both El Paso and Ciudad Jùrez experience life on the border. Nina Li Coomes recalls the heroines of Japanese animator Hayao Miyazaki and what they taught her about her bicultural identity. Nur Nasreen Ibrahim details her grandfathers crossing of the India-Pakistan border sixty years after Partition. Krystal A. Sital writes of how undocumented status in the United States can impact love and relationships. Porochista Khakpour describes the challenges in writing (and rewriting) Iranian America. Through the power of personal narratives, as told by both emerging and established writers, A Map Is Only One Story offers a new definition of home in the twenty-first century." -- Goodreads.com
MATH MAKERS : THE LIVES AND WORKS OF 50 FAMOUS MATHEMATICIANS
by Posamentier, Alfred S., author.
510.922 POS
"Two veteran math educators concisely profile leading mathematicians throughout history highlighting their often unusual personalities and lives while giving average readers insights into the importance of their mathematical discoveries."-- Provided by publisher.
NEW YORK : CHRISTMAS BAKING
by Nieschlag, Lisa, author.
641.5686 NIE
Christmas in New York is a dream! Take a stroll in snow-covered Central Park, go shopping in Manhattan with the streets dressed in their festive finest, and, of course, indulge in the city's world-famous delicacies. This book is filled with enticing recipes for cakes, cookies and treats for the most beautiful time of the year, in the most beautiful city in the world. Experience the taste of Christmas in New York! Have a wonderful Christmas time!
OPEN BOOK
by Simpson, Jessica, 1980- author.
B SIMPSON
"This was supposed to be a very different book. Five years ago, Jessica Simpson was approached to write a motivational guide to living your best life. She walked away from the offer, and nobody understood why. The truth is that she didn’t want to lie. Jessica couldn’t be authentic with her readers if she wasn’t fully honest with herself first. Now, America’s Sweetheart, preacher’s daughter, pop phenomenon, reality tv pioneer, and the billion-dollar fashion mogul invites readers on a remarkable journey, examining a life that blessed her with the compassion to help others but also burdened her with an almost crippling need to please. Open Book is Jessica Simpson using her voice, heart, soul, and humor to share things she’s never shared before."-- Inside flap.
PAINTING WATERCOLOR BOTANICALS : 34 PROJECTS FOR FLOWERS, FOLIAGE AND MORE
"Learn to create your own beautiful watercolor botanical art with more than 30 projects, as well as information on materials and basic techniques. The graceful, contemporary style of these flowers and foliage is attractive and accessible to all no matter your skill level." -- Goodreads.com.
PARENTING THE NEW TEEN IN THE AGE OF ANXIETY : A COMPLETE GUIDE TO YOUR CHILD
"Kids are growing up with nearly unlimited access to social media and eveything you can find on the internet. As a result, as early as eight years old, children are exposed to information, thoughts, and emotions that they are developmentally unprepared to process. Your typical "teen parenting" tactics for thirteen-year-olds is now years too late. Dr. Duffy...offers breakthrough advice for parents raising children who are growing up quickly and, as a result, are dealing with unresolved adolescent issues that can lead to anxiety and depression. Becuase of the exposure they deal with, kids are emotinally overwhelmed at a young age and are often continuing to search for a sense of self well ito their twenties. However, Dr. Duffy also expresses the good that comes with these challenges, such as the sense of justice instilled in teenagers starting at a young age."--Page 4 of cover.
PARKLAND : BIRTH OF A MOVEMENT
by Cullen, Dave, 1961- author.
371.782 CUL
Offers an account of the extraordinary teenage survivors of Parkland who became activists and pushed back against the NRA and Congressional leaders, inspiring millions of Americans to join their grassroots #neveragain movement.
PEACE ON OUR TERMS : THE GLOBAL BATTLE FOR WOMEN
"Peace on Our Terms follows dozens of remarkable women from Europe, the Middle East, North America, and Asia as they crossed oceans and continents commanded meeting halls in Paris, Zurich, and Washington and marched in the streets of Cairo and Beijing. Mona L. Siegel's sweeping global account of international organizing highlights how Egyptian and Chinese nationalists, Western and Japanese labor feminists, white Western suffragists, and African American civil-rights advocates worked in tandem to advance women's rights. Despite significant resistance, these pathbreaking women would leave their mark on emerging democratic constitutions and new institutions of global governance. Drawing on a wide range of sources, Peace on Our Terms is the first book to demonstrate the centrality of women's activism to the Paris Peace Conference and the critical diplomatic events of 1919. Siegel tells the timely story of how female activists transformed women's rights into a global rallying cry, laying a foundation for generations to come"-- Provided by publisher.
PHANTOM LADY : HOLLYWOOD PRODUCER JOAN HARRISON, THE FORGOTTEN WOMAN BEHIND HITCHCOCK
"The untold story of Hollywood's most powerful female writer-producer of the 1940s, Joan Harrison, who grew from being the worst secretary Alfred Hitchcock ever had to one of his closest collaborators, critically shaping his brand as the "Master of Suspense.""-- Provided by publisher.
THE PRICE WE PAY : WHAT BROKE AMERICAN HEALTH CARE - AND HOW TO FIX IT
One in five Americans now has medical debt in collections and rising health care costs today threaten every small business in America. Dr. Makary, one of the nation's leading health care experts, travels across America and details why health care has become a bubble. Drawing from on-the-ground stories, his research, and his own experience, The Price We Pay paints a vivid picture of price-gouging, middlemen, and a series of elusive money games in need of a serious shake-up. Dr. Makary shows how so much of health care spending goes to things that have nothing to do with health and what you can do about it. Dr. Makary challenges the medical establishment to remember medicine's noble heritage of caring for people when they are vulnerable. The Price We Pay offers a roadmap for everyday Americans and business leaders to get a better deal on their health care, and profiles the disruptors who are innovating medical care. The movement to restore medicine to its mission, Makary argues, is alive and well--a mission that can rebuild the public trust and save our country from the crushing cost of health care.
THE PROFESSOR AND THE PARSON : A STORY OF DESIRE, DECEIT, AND DEFROCKING
"One day in November 1958, the celebrated historian Hugh Trevor-Roper received a curious letter. It was an appeal for help, written on behalf of a student at Magdalen College, with the unlikely claim that he was being persecuted by the Bishop of Oxford. Curiosity piqued, Trevor-Roper agreed to a meeting. It was to be his first encounter with Robert Parkin Peters: plagiarist, bigamist, fraudulent priest, and imposter extraordinaire. The Professor and the Parson traces the strange career of one of Britain's most eccentric criminals. Motivated not by money but by a desire for prestige, Peters lied, stole, and cheated his way to academic positions and religious posts from Cambridge to New York, Singapore, and South Africa. Frequently deported, and even more frequently discovered, his trail of destruction included seven marriages (three of which were bigamous), an investigation by the FBI, and a disastrous appearance on Mastermind. Based on Trevor-Roper's own detailed "file on Peters," The Professor and the Parson is a witty and charming account of eccentricity, extraordinary narcissism, and a life as wild and unlikely as any in fiction"-- Provided by publisher.
PROFILES IN CORRUPTION : ABUSE OF POWER BY AMERICA
by Schweizer, Peter, 1964- author.
320.973 SCH
Peter Schweizer, a longtime conservative political writer and editor-at-large at Breitbart News offers his deep-dive investigation into the private finances, and secrets deals of some of America’s top political leaders.
RACE AGAINST TIME : A REPORTER REOPENS THE UNSOLVED MURDER CASES OF THE CIVIL RIGHTS ERA
An award-winning investigative reporter shares the real-life detective story of how Klansmen came to justice in notorious unsolved civil rights cold cases-- decades after they had gotten away with murder.
ROSA PARKS : IN HER OWN WORDS
by Reyburn, Susan, author.
B PARKS
For years, Rosa Parks's personal papers were unavailable to the public. In this compelling book from the Library of Congress, where the Parks Collection is housed, the civil rights icon is revealed for the first time in print through her private manuscripts and handwritten notes. Rosa Parks: In Her Own Words illumines her inner thoughts, her ongoing struggles, and how she came to be the person who stood up by sitting down. At the height of the Montgomery Bus Boycott, as Parks was both pilloried and celebrated, she found a catharsis in her writing. Her precise descriptions of her arrest, the segregated South, and her recollections of childhood resistance to white supremacy document a lifetime of battling inequality. Parks expressed her thoughts on paper using whatever was available--meeting agendas, event programs, drugstore bags. The book features more than eighty color and black-and-white images from the Parks collection, many appearing in print for the first time, along with ephemera from the long life of a private person in the public eye.
THE SCIENTIST AND THE SPY : A TRUE STORY OF CHINA, THE FBI, AND INDUSTRIAL ESPIONAGE
"A riveting true story of industrial espionage in which a Chinese-born scientist is convicted of trying to steal U.S. trade secrets, by a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in nonfiction. In September 2011, sheriff's deputies in Iowa encountered three neatly dressed Asian men at a cornfield that had been leased by Monsanto to grow corn from patented hybrids. What began as a routine inquiry into potential trespassing blossomed into a federal court case that saw one of the men -- Mo Hailong, also known as Robert Mo -- plead guilty to conspiracy to steal trade secrets from U.S. agro-giants DuPont Pioneer and Monsanto on behalf of the China-based DBN Group, one of the country's largest seed companies. The Mo case was part of the U.S. government's efforts to stanch the rising flow of industrial espionage by Chinese companies -- some with the assistance of the Chinese government itself -- on American companies. And it's not an isolated one. Economic espionage costs U.S. companies billions of dollars a year in lost revenue. As former Attorney General Eric Holder once put it, "There are only two categories of companies affected by trade secret theft: Those that know they've been compromised and those that don't know it yet." Using the story of Mo and of others involved in the case, journalist Mara Hvistendahl uncovers the fascinating and disquieting phenomenon of industrial espionage as China marches toward technological domination. In The Scientist and the Spy, she shines light on U.S. efforts to combat theft of proprietary innovation and technology and delves into the efforts to slow the loss of such secrets to other nations. As technology and innovation become more and more valuable, government agencies like the FBI and companies around the world are growing increasingly concerned -- and are increasingly outspoken about -- the threats posed to Western competitiveness. General Keith Alexander, the ex-director of the National Security Agency, has described Chinese industrial espionage and cyber crimes as "the greatest tra
THE SECOND CHANCE CLUB : HARDSHIP AND HOPE AFTER PRISON
by Hardy, Jason, author.
364.62 HAR
"A former parole officer shines a bright light on a huge yet hidden part of our justice system through the intertwining stories of seven parolees striving to survive the chaos that awaits them after prison in this illuminating and dramatic book"-- Provided by publisher.
SEE YOU ON SUNDAY : A COOKBOOK FOR FAMILY AND FRIENDS
by Sifton, Sam, author.
641.5 SIF
""People are lonely," Sam Sifton writes. "They want to be part of something, even when they can't identify that longing as a need. They show up. Feed them. It isn't much more complicated than that." Regular dinners with family and friends, he argues, are a metaphor for connection, a space where memories can be shared as easily as salt or hot sauce, where deliciousness reigns. The point of Sunday supper is to gather around a table with good company and eat.From years spent talking to restaurant chefs, cookbook authors, and home cooks in connection with his daily work at The New York Times, Sam Sifton's See You on Sunday is a book to make those dinners possible. It is a guide to preparing meals for groups larger than the average American family (though everything here can be scaled down, or up). The 200 recipes are mostly simple and inexpensive ("You are not a feudal landowner entertaining the serfs"), and they derive from decades spent cooking for family and groups ranging from six to sixty. From big meats to big pots, with a few words on salad, and a diatribe on the needless complexity of desserts, See You on Sunday is an indispensable addition to any home cook's library. From how to shuck an oyster to the perfection of Mallomars with flutes of milk, from the joys of grilled eggplant to those of gumbo and bog, this book is devoted to the preparation of delicious proteins and grains, vegetables and desserts, taco nights and pizza parties."-- Amazon.
SERENA WILLIAMS : TENNIS CHAMPION, SPORTS LEGEND, AND CULTURAL HEROINE
by Corbett, Merlisa Lawrence, 1965- author.
B WILLIAMS
"Record-breaking, trend-setting, and controversial, tennis star Serena Williams often sparks conversation and debate. She's one of the most intriguing figures in sports, and this book offers insight not only into her impact on tennis and popular culture but also into how she has challenged race and gender norms"-- Provided by publisher.
SISSY : A COMING-OF-GENDER STORY
by Tobia, Jacob, 1991- author.
B TOBIA
"A heart-wrenching, eye-opening, and giggle-inducing memoir about what it's like to grow up not sure if you're (a) a boy, (b) a girl, (c) something in between, or (d) all of the above"-- Provided by publisher.
SMACKED : A STORY OF WHITE-COLLAR AMBITION, ADDICTION, AND TRAGEDY
by Zimmerman, Eilene, author.
B ZIMMERMAN
"Eilene Zimmerman's ex-husband, Peter, had it all: He was a partner at a prestigious law firm, lived in a $2 million house by the beach, and had two great kids. Maintaining a friendly relationship, Eilene and Peter talked and saw each other frequently. But a few years after their divorce she started noticing erratic behavior: absenteeism, weight loss, constant exhaustion and sickness. Peter explained it away as stress from the pressures of his job, but Eilene couldn't shake the feeling that something else was wrong. Months later, when she finds him dead, she goes on a journey to investigate how a man she thought she knew had become a drug addict. Zimmerman also takes a wider look at other cases of white-collar drug use and the devastation it leaves behind, showing that addiction can strike anyone. The result is a moving, intimate, and revealing look at both Peter's downward spiral and the drug epidemic among high-powered professionals, its impact on his family, and how a woman reconceives her life in the wake of loss"-- Provided by publisher.
SMALL GARDEN STYLE : A DESIGN GUIDE FOR OUTDOOR ROOMS AND CONTAINERS
by Eaton, Isa Hendry, 1976- author.
635.986 EAT
THE SPLENDID AND THE VILE : A SAGA OF CHURCHILL, FAMILY, AND DEFIANCE DURING THE BLITZ
"In The Splendid and the Vile, Erik Larson shows, in cinematic detail, how Churchill taught the British people "the art of being fearless." It is a story of political brinkmanship, but it's also an intimate domestic drama set against the backdrop of Churchill's prime-ministerial country home, Chequers his wartime retreat, Ditchley, where he and his entourage go when the moon is brightest and the bombing threat is highest and of course 10 Downing Street in London. Drawing on diaries, original archival documents, and once-secret intelligence reports-some released only recently-Larson provides a new lens on London's darkest year through the day-to-day experience of Churchill and his family: his wife, Clementine their youngest daughter, Mary, who chafes against her parents' wartime protectiveness their son, Randolph, and his beautiful, unhappy wife, Pamela Pamela's illicit lover, a dashing American emissary and the cadre of close advisers who comprised Churchill's "Secret Circle," including his lovestruck private secretary, John Colville newspaper baron Lord Beaverbrook and the Rasputin-like Frederick Lindemann."-- Provided by publisher.
SURROUNDED BY ART : PANORAMIC VIEWS OF AMERICA
"In Sweeping Tableaux, photographer Thomas R. Schiff presents, America's most important art museums, using breathtaking photographs that compels us to revisit historic and modern cultural institutions and their storied rooms in a genuinely new light. Schiff skillfully combines his love of photography and architecture and profiles museums of all sizes and stripes across the country, showcasing the country's most stately institutions and newer cutting-edge buildings and building additions including Museums of Fine Arts, Boston The Metropolitan Museum of Art, NY Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, DC Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia, PA and Nelson-Atkins Museum, Kansas City, MO among many others. Schiff's fresh, dynamic photographs are sure to appeal to architecture, museum, and art lovers alike."--Jacket flap.
THESE FEVERED DAYS : TEN PIVOTAL MOMENTS IN THE MAKING OF EMILY DICKINSON
"An engaging, intimate portrait of Emily Dickinson, one of America's greatest and most-mythologized poets, that sheds new light on her groundbreaking poetry. On August 3, 1845, young Emily Dickinson declared, "All things are ready"-and with this resolute statement, her life as a poet began. Despite spending her days almost entirely "at home" (the occupation listed on her death certificate), Dickinson's interior world was extraordinary. She loved passionately, was ambivalent toward publication, embraced seclusion, and created 1,789 poems that she tucked into a dresser drawer. In These Fevered Days, Martha Ackmann unravels the mysteries of Dickinson's life through ten decisive episodes that distill her evolution as a poet. Ackmann follows Dickinson through her religious crisis while a student at Mount Holyoke, her startling decision to ask a famous editor for advice, her anguished letters to an unidentified "Master," her exhilarating frenzy of composition, and her terror in confronting possible blindness. Together, these ten days provide new insights into Dickinson's wildly original poetry and render a concise and vivid portrait of American literature's most enigmatic figure"-- Provided by publisher.
THIS BRILLIANT DARKNESS : A BOOK OF STRANGERS
by Sharlet, Jeff, author.
158.27 SHA
"As a journalist suddenly skeptical of the power of words to tell the deepest truths of other people's stories, Jeff Sharlet turned to taking snapshots and posting them on Instagram - images that he then reflected on in words of extraordinary intimacy and power. A visionary work of radical empathy, this collection of images and reflections is framed by the two years between his father's heart attack and his own, a time defined by insomnia and late- night driving and the companionship of other darkness- dwellers: night bakers and last-call drinkers, frightened people and frightening people, the homeless and the lost (or merely disoriented), addicts and people on the margins. A book that erases all boundaries between author and subject and reader, between the "safe" and the afflicted, This Brilliant Darkness is a riveting, light- bearing inquiry into the ways we live with suffering"-- Provided by publisher.
THE THREE-CORNERED WAR : THE UNION, THE CONFEDERACY, AND NATIVE PEOPLES IN THE FIGHT FOR THE WEST
"A deeply-researched, dramatic, and character-driven narrative account of the violent struggle between Union and Confederate forces to claim the American West during the Civil War"-- Provided by publisher.
TOO MUCH IS NOT ENOUGH : A MEMOIR OF FUMBLING TOWARD ADULTHOOD
by Rannells, Andrew, author.
B RANNELLS
"From the star of Broadway's The Book of Mormon and HBO's Girls, the heartfelt and hilarious coming-of-age memoir of a Midwestern boy surviving bad auditions, bad relationships, and some really bad highlights as he chases his dreams in New York City."--Publisher's description.
TRACING YOUR IRISH ANCESTORS
by Grenham, John, author.
929.1072 GRE
The fifth edition of Tracing Your Irish Ancestors retains its familiar three-part structure, combining a detailed guide for beginners with thorough descriptions of all the useful sources and county-by-county reference lists. Additionally, all of the changes that have been brought about by modern technology - internet records and DNA testing, which make researching family background easier than ever.
TURNER
by Smibert, Tony, author, illustrator.
751.44 SMI
THE ULTIMATE RETIREMENT GUIDE FOR 50+ : WINNING STRATEGIES TO MAKE YOUR MONEY LAST A LIFETIME
"THE PATH TO YOUR ULTIMATE RETIREMENT STARTS RIGHT HERE When you think about planning for retirement-whether it's years in the future or just around the corner-you're bound to have questions. Can I ever afford to stop working? Will Social Security be there for me when I need it? Is the market a safe place for my money? How can I make my money last? Have I waited too long to start saving? Suze Orman, America's most recognized expert on personal finance, answers all the questions that keep you up at night-starting with the biggest one: it is never too late to start planning for a next act that's fulfilling and secure. With her signature blend of compassion, insight, and expertise, Suze guides you toward a plan that will put you in control of your financial future and help you to create the retirement you deserve"-- Provided by publisher.
THE UNEXPECTED SPY : FROM THE CIA TO THE FBI, MY SECRET LIFE TAKING DOWN SOME OF THE WORLD
"A highly entertaining account of a young woman who went straight from her college sorority to the CIA, where she hunted terrorists and WMDs. When Tracy Walder enrolled at the University of Southern California, she never thought that one day she would offer her pink beanbag chair in the Delta Gamma house to a CIA recruiter, or that she'd fly to the Middle East under an alias identity. The Unexpected Spy is the riveting story of Walder's tenure in the CIA and, later, the FBI. In high-security, steel-walled rooms in Virginia, Walder watched al-Qaeda members with drones as President Bush looked over her shoulder and CIA Director George Tenet brought her donuts. She tracked chemical terrorists and searched the world for Weapons of Mass Destruction. She created a chemical terror chart that someone in the White House altered to convey information she did not have or believe, leading to the Iraq invasion. Driven to stop terrorism, Walder debriefed terrorists-men who swore they'd never speak to a woman-until they gave her leads. She followed trails through North Africa, Europe, and the Middle East, shutting down multiple chemical attacks. Then Walder moved to the FBI, where she worked in counterintelligence. In a single year, she helped take down one of the most notorious foreign spies ever caught on American soil. Catching the bad guys wasn't a problem in the FBI, but rampant sexism was. Walder left the FBI to teach young women, encouraging them to find a place in the FBI, CIA, State Department or the Senate-and thus change the world"-- Provided by publisher.
UNFINISHED BUSINESS : NOTES OF A CHRONIC RE-READER
by Gornick, Vivian, author.
B GORNICK
"A series of essays exploring the different books that shaped Gornick throughout her life"-- Provided by publisher.
THE UNGRATEFUL REFUGEE : WHAT IMMIGRANTS NEVER TELL YOU
by Nayeri, Dina, author.
362.87 NAY
“With inventive, powerful prose, Nayeri demonstrates what should be obvious: that refugees give up everything in their native lands only when absolutely necessary . . . A unique, deeply thought-out refugee saga perfect for our moment.” –– Kirkus Reviews (starred review)
THE UNIVERSE IS CALLING YOU : CONNECTING WITH ESSENCE TO LIVE WITH POSITIVE ENERGY, LOVE, AND POWER
"In The Universe is Calling You: Connecting with Essence to Live with Energy, Love, and Power, America's beloved psychic, Char Margolis, introduces readers to the vital energy of Essence. Essence is the fundamental, universal, loving energy that connects the entire universe and all its living things. This universal loving goodness binds us all together in an intimate and powerful way. Char shows readers how to tap into the power of Essence and draw strength and wisdom from these deep, fundamental connections. Using the universal presence of the Essence, readers will learn: - The truth about living and dying - The 5 sources of power and how to manifest them - About spirits and angels and how to benefit from their aide - How to help departed loved ones find peace - Ways to ward off negative and harmful energies - And much more... With Char as a guide, readers will explore the vast and connected world of Essence and delve into their own inherent spiritual awareness"-- Provided by publisher.
A VERY STABLE GENIUS : DONALD J  TRUMP
by Rucker, Philip, author.
973.933 RUC
"A Washington Post national investigative reporter and the White House bureau chief share personal revelatory insights into Robert Mueller’s Russia investigation, its consequences, and the underlying patterns beneath a deceptively chaotic Trump administration." -- Provided by publisher.
WASHINGTON
by Horn, Jonathan, 1982- author.
B WASHINGTON
Popular historian and former White House speechwriter Jonathan Horn tells the astonishing true story of George Washingtons forgotten last yearsthe personalities, plotting, and private torment that unraveled Americas first post-presidency. Washingtons End begins where most biographies of George Washington leave off, with the first president exiting office after eight years and entering what would become the most bewildering stage of his life. Embittered by partisan criticism and eager to return to his farm, Washington assumed a role for which there was no precedent at a time when the kings across the ocean yielded their crowns only upon losing their heads. In a different sense, Washington would lose his head, too. In this riveting read, bestselling author Jonathan Horn reveals that the quest to surrender power proved more difficult than Washington imagined and brought his life to an end he never expected. The statesman who had staked his legacy on withdrawing from public life would feud with his successors and find himself drawn back into military command. The patriarch who had dedicated his life to uniting his country would leave his name to a new capital city destined to become synonymous with political divisions. A vivid story, immaculately researched and powerfully told through the eyes not only of Washington but also of his family members, friends, and foes, Washingtons End fills a crucial gap in our nations history and will forever change the way we view the name Washington.
WHEN MY TIME COMES : CONVERSATIONS ABOUT WHETHER THOSE WHO ARE DYING SHOULD HAVE THE RIGHT TO DETERMINE WHEN LIFE SHOULD END
"A series of interviews on the topics of end-of-life care and the right-to-die movement"-- Provided by publisher.
WHEN TIME STOPPED : A MEMOIR OF MY FATHER
"In 1941, the first Neumann family member was taken by the Nazis, arrested in German-occupied Czechoslovakia for bathing in a stretch of river forbidden to Jews. He was transported to Auschwitz. Eighteen days later his prisoner number was entered into the morgue book. Of thirty-four Neumann family members, twenty-five were murdered by the Nazis. One of the survivors was Hans Neumann, who, to escape the German death net, traveled to Berlin and hid in plain sight under the Gestapo's eyes. What Hans experienced was so unspeakable that, when he built an industrial empire in Venezuela, he couldn't bring himself to talk about it. All his daughter Ariana knew was that something terrible had happened. When Hans died, he left Ariana a small box filled with letters, diary entries, and other memorabilia. Ten years later, Ariana finally summoned the courage to have the letters translated, and she began reading. What she discovered launched her on a worldwide search that would deliver indelible portraits of a family loving, finding meaning, and trying to survive amid the worst that can be imagined. When Time Stopped is a powerful detective story and an epic family memoir, spanning nearly ninety years and crossing oceans. Neumann brings each relative to vivid life. In uncovering her father's story after all these years, she discovers nuance and depth to her own history and liberates poignant and thought-provoking truths about the threads of humanity that connect us all."-- Provided by publisher.
WHITE FEATHERS : THE NESTING LIVES OF TREE SWALLOWS
by Heinrich, Bernd, 1940- author, illustrator.
598.826 HEI
"The surprising, rich life of tree swallows in nesting season-with Heinrich's beautiful illustrations and photographs-by the acclaimed naturalist"-- Provided by publisher.
WHO STOLE MY PENSION? : HOW YOU CAN STOP THE LOOTING
by Kiyosaki, Robert T., 1947-, author.
332.024 KIY
It’s estimated that there are over 50 million pensioners―in the United States alone. Like the United States, the United Kingdom, Japan, Italy, Germany and many other countries around the world are all in big trouble when it comes to the solvency of their pension funds. Who Stole My Pension? was written to give them guidance, resources, and tools so they can take action… and stop the looting. We are in the early stages of the greatest retirement crisis in the history of our nation and, indeed, the entire world. According to the World Health Organization, nearly two billion people around the world are expected to be over age 60 by 2050, a figure that’s more than triple what it was in 2000. For better or for worse, never before have there been more elderly people living on planet Earth. One thing is. certain: Doing nothing―sitting back, confident your pension check is “in the mail”―is not an option. That’s a risk you can’t afford to take. According to Edward Siedle, a former attorney with the United States Securities and Exchange Commission and America’s leading expert in pension looting, “In the decades to come, we will witness hundreds of millions of elders worldwide, including America’s Baby Boomers, slipping into poverty. Too frail to work, too poor to retire will become the “new normal” for many of the aged.” Kiyosaki, who like Siedle saw this crisis looming years ago, complements the facts and stats Siedle puts forth with strategies on how retirees can take control―not only their pensions, but their financial futures. Kiyosaki writes about the fact that his father, a highly educated man he calls his poor dad, wasn’t poor until he lost his job, his paycheck―and his pension. “His PHD couldn’t save him,” says Kiyosaki, who has dedicated his life to teaching and financial literacy advocacy. In Who Stole My Pension? the authors focus on the most misunderstood and ignored cause of the
WIRING : A HOMEOWNER
by Cory, Steve, author.
621.319 COR
"Wiring repairs, replacement, and upgrades are among the most popular projects for home DIYers-and, potentially, the most fraught with risk. With an unerring emphasis on safety, wiring expert Steve Cory prepares homeowners for the most common situations they are likely to encounter and gives them the confidence to tackle their own home wiring techniques, projects include: replacing switches and recepticals, installing lights and fans, retrofitting under-cabinet lighting, running cable and installing electrical boxes, and more. With quick tips throughout, this handy reference provides all you need to know to tackle any home wiring repair project." -- ONIX annotation.
WOODWORKING WITH POWER TOOLS : TOOLS, TECHNIQUES & PROJECTS
"Power tools and machinery are at the heart of any woodshop, and this collection of information from Fine Woodworking provides expert advice and inspiration for building power tool skills. Expert craftsmen and craftswomen explain how they choose, maintain, and use every kind of power tool, from tablesaws to plunge routers, bandsaws to bench planers. There's advice on tool maintenance, techniques for getting the most from your tools, and projects made using power tools. With clear photographs, drawings, and step-by-step instructions, Woodworking with Power Tools will be an essential resource for anyone who works wood"-- Provided by publisher.
A WORLD WITHOUT WORK : TECHNOLOGY, AUTOMATION, AND HOW WE SHOULD RESPOND
"From mechanical looms to the combustion engine to the first computers, new technologies have always provoked panic about workers being replaced by machines. For centuries, such fears have been misplaced, and many economists maintain that they remain so today. But as Daniel Susskind demonstrates, this time really is different. Breakthroughs in artificial intelligence mean that all kinds of jobs are increasingly at risk."--Book flap.
YOU NEVER FORGET YOUR FIRST : A BIOGRAPHY OF GEORGE WASHINGTON
"In a genre overdue for a shakeup, Alexis Coe takes a closer look at our first--and finds he's not quite the man we remember Young George Washington was raised by a struggling single mother, demanded military promotions, chased rich young women, caused an international incident, and never backed down--even when his dysentery got so bad he had to ride with a cushion on his saddle. But after he married Martha, everything changed. Washington became the kind of man who named his dog Sweetlips and hated to leave home. He took up arms against the British only when there was no other way, though he lost more battles than he won. Coe focuses on his activities off the battlefield--like espionage and propaganda. After an unlikely victory in the Revolutionary War, Washington once again shocked the world by giving up power, only to learn his compatriots wouldn't allow it. The founders pressured him into the presidency--twice. He established enduring norms but left office heartbroken over the partisan nightmare his backstabbing cabinet had created. Back on his plantation, the man who fought for liberty finally confronted his greatest hypocrisy--what to do with the hundreds of men, women, and children he owned--before succumbing to a brutal death. Alexis Coe combines rigorous research and unsentimental storytelling, finally separating the man from the legend."-- Provided by publisher.
YOU
The shift from work to retirement changes things. Maximizing the impact of your money―for yourself, your family, and the causes you care about―requires thoughtful, strategic management. This book shares strategies I apply every day in serving retired clients with at least $1 million to invest―strategies I carefully tailor to each client’s goals. I’ve developed the ability to create such strategies across more than thirty years in the industry. This book shares • the wealth management strategies I use with my high-net-worth clients’ portfolios • the lessons I have learned advising clients on their investments over thirty years of bull and bear markets • important questions to ask yourself before and after retiring and • advice for those seeking a more fulfilled retirement.
YOUR BODY IN BALANCE : THE NEW SCIENCE OF FOOD, HORMONES, AND HEALTH
by Barnard, Neal D., 1953- author.
612.3 BAR
"Leading medical authority Dr. Neal D. Barnard provides readers with a way to use food to protect against chronic and terminal health problems caused by the excess hormones that are lurking in our diets"-- Provided by publisher.

 

 

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