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A-Z OF BIRD PORTRAITS : AN ILLUSTRATED GUIDE TO PAINTING BEAUTIFUL BIRDS IN ACRYLICS
Andrew Forkner's book provides you with all you need to paint a range of birds in acrylics taking in birds of prey, songbirds and waterbirds from all over the world including Europe, the USA, Asia, the UK and Australia. It contains information on the materials and preparation you will need to capture the delicacy and majesty of the subjects.
ACCESSIBLE YOGA : POSES AND PRACTICES FOR EVERY BODY
by Heyman, Jivana, author.
613.7046 HEY
THE ACCURSED TOWER : THE FALL OF ACRE AND THE END OF THE CRUSADES
by Crowley, Roger, 1951- author.
956.9403 CRO
The 1291 siege of Acre was the Alamo of the Christian Crusades -- the final bloody battle for the Holy Land. After a desperate six weeks, the beleaguered citadel surrendered to the Mamluks, bringing an end to Christendom's two-hundred year adventure in the Middle East.
ACID FOR THE CHILDREN : A MEMOIR
by Flea (Musician), author.
B FLEA
The co-founder of the Red Hot Chili Peppers chronicles his life from his birth in Australia and upbringing on the streets of Los Angeles through his rise to Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee.
AGENT JACK : THE TRUE STORY OF MI5
by Hutton, Robert (Journalist), author.
B ROBERTS
"Documents the lesser-known story of World War II bank clerk-turned-MI5 spy Eric Roberts, tracing his gripping undercover effort to infiltrate England’s communist party while constructing an information network of hundreds of British Nazi sympathizers." -- Provided by publisher.
ALL BLOOD RUNS RED : THE LEGENDARY LIFE OF EUGENE BULLARD-- BOXER, PILOT, SOLDIER, SPY
"The incredible life story of Eugene Bullard, the first African American military pilot in WWI, who went on to become a self-taught jazz musician, a Paris nightclub impresario, a spy in the French Resistance and an American civil rights pioneer. Eugene Bullard lived one of the most fascinating lives of the twentieth century. This is the dramatic untold story of an American hero, a thought-provoking survey of the twentieth century and a portrait of a man who came from nothing and by his own courage, determination, gumption, intelligence and luck forged a legendary life." -- Publisher.
AMERICANA : FARMHOUSES AND MANORS OF LONG ISLAND
by Marshall, Kyle, author.
974.721 MAR
"Set between the sound and the sea, Long Island is home to some of America's most intriguing country houses. This book highlights the best examples, telling the story of each through outstanding contemporary color photography. The dwellings, which began as 17th-century homesteads and 18th-century, high-style plantation manor houses, embody centuries of ownership and building activity -- an aesthetic evolution shaped by both Dutch and English colonial influences and proximity to the cultural crossroads of Long Island Sound and New York City. These many-layered homes, both large and small, have anchored successive generations engaged in living well amid evolving American taste, each generation expanding, altering, and redefining them in accordance with popular trends and personal eccentricities. Representing the best of maverick Americana, their charmed interiors exude warmth, comfort, and familiarity and contain wonderful old objects and materials that will satiate all who hunger for old houses"-- Jacket.
ARE MEN ANIMALS? : HOW MODERN MASCULINITY SELLS MEN SHORT
by Gutmann, Matthew C., 1953- author.
155.332 GUT
THE ART OF INVISIBILITY : THE WORLD
"Kevin Mitnick, the world's most famous hacker, teaches you easy cloaking and counter-measures for citizens and consumers in the age of Big Brother and Big Data. Like it or not, your every move is being watched and analyzed. Consumer's identities are being stolen, and a person's every step is being tracked and stored. What once might have been dismissed as paranoia is now a hard truth, and privacy is a luxury few can afford or understand. In this explosive yet practical book, Kevin Mitnick illustrates what is happening without your knowledge--and he teaches you 'the art of invisibility'." -- Provided by publisher.
THE ART OF LOOKING UP
by McCormack, Catherine, author.
751.73 MCC
The Art of Looking Up surveys 40 spectacular ceilings around the globe that have been graced by the brushes of artists including Michelangelo, Marc Chagall and Cy Twombly. From the floating women and lotus flowers of the Senso-ji Temple in Japan, first painted in the year 645, through to the religious iconography that adorns places of worship from Vienna to Istanbul, all the way to bold displays like that in the lobby of Bellagio Hotel in Las Vegas, this book takes you on a tour of the extraordinary artworks that demand an alternative viewpoint. History of art expert Catherine McCormack guides readers through the stories behind the artworks - their conception, execution, and the artists that visualised them. In many cases, these artworks also make bold but controlled political, religious or cultural statements, revealing much about the society and times in which they were created. First and foremost, this is a visual feast, but also a desirable art book that challenges readers to seek out fine art in more unusual places and question the statements they may be making
AUTOCAD FOR DUMMIES
by Fane, Bill, author.
006.686 FAN
From setting up your drawing environment to using text, dimensions, hatching, and more, this guide walks you through AutoCAD basics and provides you with an understanding of the latest CAD tools and techniques. You'll also benefit from the illustrations that mirror exactly what you'll see on your AutoCAD screen and highlight the importance of AutoCAD's Model view, which shows different line weights for printing in different colors.
BATTLING BELLA : THE PROTEST POLITICS OF BELLA ABZUG
by Zarnow, Leandra Ruth, 1979- author.
B ABZUG
Bella Abzug's promotion of women's and gay rights, universal childcare, green energy, and more provoked fierce opposition from Republicans and a split within her own party. The story of this notorious force in the Democrats' "New Politics" insurgency is a biography for our times. Before Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Elizabeth Warren, or Hillary Clinton, there was New York's Bella Abzug. With a fiery rhetorical style forged in the 1960s antiwar movement, Abzug vigorously promoted gender parity, economic justice, and the need to "bring Congress back to the people." The 1970 congressional election season saw Abzug campaigning on the slogan "This Woman's Place Is in the House--the House of Representatives." Having won her seat, she advanced the feminist agenda from gaining full access for congresswomen to the House swimming pool to cofounding the National Women's Political Caucus to putting the title "Ms." into the political lexicon. Beyond women's rights, she promoted gay, privacy, and human rights, and pushed legislation relating to urban, environmental, and foreign affairs. Her stint in Congress lasted just six years--it ended when she decided to seek the Democrats' 1976 New York senate nomination, a race she lost to Daniel Patrick Moynihan by less than 1 percent. Their primary contest, while gendered, was also an ideological struggle for the heart of the Democratic Party. Abzug's protest politics had helped for a time to shift the center of politics to the left, but her progressive positions also fueled a backlash from conservatives. This deeply researched political biography highlights how, as 1960s radicalism moved protest into electoral politics, Abzug drew fire from establishment politicians across the political spectrum--but also inspired a generation of women.-- Provided by publisher.
THE BEATLES FROM A TO ZED : AN ALPHABETICAL MYSTERY TOUR
by Asher, Peter, 1944- author.
782.4216 ASH
A legendary record producer and performer takes readers on an alphabetical journey of insights into the music of the Beatles and individual reminiscences of John, Paul, George, and Ringo. Peter Asher met the Beatles in the spring of 1963, the start of a lifelong association with the band and its members. He had a front-row seat as they elevated pop music into an art form, and he was present at the creation of some of the most iconic music of our times. The Beatles from A to Zed grows out of his popular radio program "From Me to You" on SiriusXM's The Beatles Channel, where he shares memories and insights about the Fab Four and their music. Here he weaves his reflections into a whimsical alphabetical journey that focuses not only on songs whose titles start with each letter, but also on recurrent themes in the Beatles' music, the instruments they played, the innovations they pioneered, the artists who influenced them, the key people in their lives, and the cultural events of the time.
THE BEAUTIFUL ONES
by Prince, author.
B PRINCE
From Prince himself comes the brilliant coming-of-age-and-into-superstardom story of one of the greatest artists of all time--featuring never-before-seen photos, original scrapbooks and lyric sheets.eets.
BEHIND THE PRIVETS : CLASSIC HAMPTONS HOUSES
by Barons, Richard I., author.
728.0974 BAR
"For every lavish, state-of-the-art, over-the-top home under construction in the Hamptons, there is an equally compelling, culturally significant home that has been restored and maintained its original designs. This fascinating glimpse inside these classic homes aims to capture the illustrious architecture and design of the Hamptons historic houses"-- Provided by publisher.
THE BOOK OF EATING : ADVENTURES IN PROFESSIONAL GLUTTONY
by Platt, Adam (food writer), author.
B PLATT
"As the son of a diplomat growing up in places like Hong Kong, Taiwan, and Japan, Adam Platt didn't have the chance to become a picky eater. Living, traveling, and eating in some of the most far-flung locations around the world, he developed an eclectic palate and a nuanced understanding of cultures and cuisines that led to some revelations which would prove important in his future career as a food critic. In Tokyo, for instance--"a kind of paradise for nose-to-tail cooking"--he learned that "if you're interested in telling a story, a hair-raisingly bad meal is much better than a good one." From dim sum in Hong Kong to giant platters of Peking duck in Beijing, fresh-baked croissants in Paris and pierogi on the snowy streets of Moscow, Platt takes us around the world, re-tracing the steps of a unique, and lifelong, culinary education. Providing a glimpse into a life that has intertwined food and travel in exciting and unexpected ways, The Book of Eating is a delightful and sumptuous trip that is also the culinary coming-of-age of a voracious eater and his eventual ascension to become, as he puts it, "a professional glutton."--Amazon.
BOWIE
by O'Connell, John (Music journalist) author.
782.4216 OCO
""The only art I'll ever study is stuff that I can steal from." --David Bowie // Three years before David Bowie died, he shared a list of 100 books that changed his life. His choices span fiction and nonfiction, literary and irreverent, and include timeless classics alongside eyebrow-raising obscurities. // In 100 short essays, music journalist John O'Connell studies each book on Bowie's list and contextualizes it in the artist's life and work. How did the power imbued in a single suit of armor in The Iliad impact a man who loved costumes, shifting identity, and the siren song of the alter-ego? How did The Gnostic Gospels inform Bowie's own hazy personal cosmology? How did the poems of T.S. Eliot and Frank O'Hara, the fiction of Vladimir Nabokov and Anthony Burgess, the comics of The Beano and The Viz, and the groundbreaking politics of James Baldwin influence Bowie's lyrics, his sound, his artistic outlook? How did the 100 books on this list influence one of the most influential artists of a generation? // Heartfelt, analytical, and totally original, Bowie's Bookshelf is one part epic reading guide and one part biography of a music legend"-- Provided by publisher.
THE BOY WHO FELT TOO MUCH : HOW A RENOWNED NEUROSCIENTIST AND HIS SON CHANGED OUR IMAGE OF AUTISM FOREVER
"An international bestseller, the story behind Henry Markram's breakthrough theory about autism, and how a family's unconditional love led to a scientific paradigm shift. Henry Markram is the Elon Musk of neuroscience, the man behind the billion-dollar Blue Brain Project to build a supercomputer model of the brain. He has set the goal of decoding all disturbances of the mind within a generation. This quest is personal for him. The driving force behind his grand ambition has been his son Kai, who suffers from autism. Raising Kai made Henry Markram question all that he thought he knew about neuroscience, and then inspired his groundbreaking research that would upend the conventional wisdom about autism, expressed in his now-famous theory of the Intense World Syndrome. When Kai was first diagnosed, his father consulted studies and experts. He knew as much about the human brain as almost anyone but still felt as helpless as any parent confronted with this condition in his child. What's more, the scientific consensus that autism was a deficit of empathy didn't mesh with Markram's experience of his son. He became convinced that the disorder, which has seen a 657 percent increase in diagnoses over the past decade, was fundamentally misunderstood. Bringing his world-class research to bear on the problem, he devised a radical new theory of the disorder: People like Kai don't feel too little they feel too much. Their senses are too delicate for this world"-- Provided by publisher.
CARRIE FISHER : A LIFE ON THE EDGE
by Weller, Sheila, author.
B FISHER
Sourced by friends, colleagues, and witnesses to all stages of Fisher's life, this work is an affectionate and even-handed portrayal of a woman whose unsurpassed honesty is a reminder of how things should be.
THE CARTIERS : THE UNTOLD STORY OF THE FAMILY BEHIND THE JEWELRY EMPIRE
by Brickell, Francesca Cartier, author.
B CARTIER
The Cartiers is the revealing tale of a jewelry dynasty, four generations, from revolutionary France to the 1970s. At its heart are the three Cartier brothers whose motto was “Never copy, only create” and who made their family firm internationally famous in the early days of the twentieth century, thanks to their unique and complementary talents: Louis, the visionary designer who created the first mens wristwatch to help an aviator friend tell the time without taking his hands off the controls of his flyingmachine Pierre, the master dealmaker who bought the New York headquarters on Fifth Avenue for a double-stranded natural pearl necklace and Jacques, the globe-trotting gemstone expert whose travels to India gave Cartier access to the world's best rubies, emeralds, and sapphires, inspiring the celebrated Tutti Frutti jewelry. Francesca Cartier Brickell, whose great-grandfather was the youngest of the brothers, has traveled the world researching her family's history, tracking down those connected with her ancestors and discovering long-lost pieces of the puzzle along the way. Now she reveals never-before-told dramas, romances, intrigues, betrayals, and more. The Cartiers also offers a behind-the-scenes look at the firms most iconic jewelry the notoriously cursed Hope Diamond, the Romanov emeralds, the classic panther pieces and the long line of stars from the worlds of fashion, film, and royalty who wore them, from Indian maharajas and Russian grand duchesses to Wallis Simpson, Coco Chanel, and Elizabeth Taylor. Published in the two-hundredth anniversary year of the birth of the dynasty's founder, Louis-François Cartier, this book is a magnificent, definitive, epic social history shown through the deeply personal lens of one legendary family.
by Cenziper, Debbie, author.
940.5318 CEN
"In the tiny Polish village of Trawniki, the SS set up a school for mass murder and then recruited a roving army of foot soldiers, 5,000 men strong, to help annihilate the Jewish population of occupied Poland. After the war, some of these men vanished, making their way to the U.S. and blending into communities across America. Though they participated in some of the most unspeakable crimes of the Holocaust, “Trawniki Men” spent years hiding in plain sight, their terrible secrets intact. In a story spanning seven decades, Citizen 865 chronicles the harrowing wartime journeys of two Jewish orphans from occupied Poland who outran the men of Trawniki and settled in the United States, only to learn that some of their one-time captors had followed. A tenacious team of prosecutors and historians pursued these men and, up against the forces of time and political opposition, battled to the present day to remove them from U.S. soil"-- Publisher's description.
THE CITY GAME : TRIUMPH, SCANDAL, AND A LEGENDARY BASKETBALL TEAM
by Goodman, Matthew, author.
796.3236 GOO
New York's City College was a tuition-free, merit-based college in Harlem known far more for its intellectual achievements and political radicalism than its athletic prowess. In 1949-1950 every single member of the City College Beavers was either Jewish or African American. Under the guidance of the legendary former player Nat Holman, this unheralded group of city kids would stun the basketball world by becoming the only team in history to win the NIT and NCAA tournaments in the same year. During the following season, all of the team's starting five were arrested by New York City detectives, charged with conspiring with gamblers to shave points. Goodman creates a portrait of an era when college basketball was far more popular than the professional game, gangsters controlled illegal sports betting, and everyone was getting rich-- except for the young men who actually played the games. -- Adapted from jacket.
CLASSIC KRAKAUER : ESSAYS ON WILDERNESS AND RISK
by Krakauer, Jon, author.
814.54 KRA
"The gripping articles collected in Classic Krakauer--originally published in magazines such as The New Yorker, Outside, and Smithsonian--show why he is considered a standard-bearer of modern journalism. Spanning an extraordinary range of subjects and locations, these pieces take us from a horrifying avalanche on Mount Everest to a volcano poised to obliterate a big chunk of Seattle from a wilderness teen-therapy program run by apparent sadists to an otherworldly cave in New Mexico, studied by NASA to better understand Mars from the notebook of one Fred Beckey, who catalogued the greatest unclimbed mountaineering routes on the planet, to the last days of legendary surfer Mark Foo. Rigorously researched and vividly written, marked by an unerring instinct for storytelling and scoop, these pieces are unified by the author's ambivalent love affair with unruly landscapes and his relentless search for truth"-- Provided by publisher.
THE COMPLETE COOK
Celebrate over a decade of recipes, road trips, and equipment and ingredient reviews with The Complete Cook's Country TV Show Cookbook. This collection features all of the recipes seen on the popular TV show, including Season 12, plus plenty of bonus variations and accompaniments, a comprehensive shopper's guide of top-rated equipment and ingredients, helpful tips and tricks, and engaging stories behind the recipes.
CONVERSATIONS WITH RBG : RUTH BADER GINSBURG ON LIFE, LOVE, LIBERTY, AND LAW
This is a remarkable and unique book, an informal portrait of Justice Ginsburg, drawing on a series of her conversations with Rosen, starting in the 1990s and continuing through the Trump era. Rosen, a veteran legal journalist, scholar, and president of the National Constitution Center, shares with readers the justice's observations on a variety of topics, and her intellect, compassion, sense of humor, and humanity shine through.
COSY : THE BRITISH ART OF COMFORT
by Weir, Laura, 1982- author.
646.7 WEI
The Danes have hygge. The Swedes have lagom. Now, Laura Weir, a beloved lifestyle journalist and editor-in-chief of London Evening Standard’s weekly ES magazine, introduces American readers to the Brits’ best-kept secret—coziness—an indulgent, luxurious, yet unfussy way of creating comfort and joy. Cosy is “the slacker’s guide to staying at home, an antidote to peak frazzle.” With trademark Anglo cheekiness, Laura Weir perfectly captures the British essence of cosy. She celebrates socks, warms to the joys of toasty open fires, and extols the virtues of a quiet walk, ultimately enticing us all to create the British magic of cosy in our everyday lives. With more than 140 whimsical illustrations and interviews with British lifestyle experts, including Melissa Hemsley, Sophie Dahl, and Dolly Alderton, Cosy is a perfect reminder to slow down, have a cuppa, and settle in when life pushes you into overdrive.
CYBER SMART : FIVE HABITS TO PROTECT YOUR FAMILY, MONEY, AND IDENTITY FROM CYBER CRIMINALS
"In Cyber Smart, author Bart McDonough uses his extensive cybersecurity experience speaking at conferences for the FBI, major financial institutions, and other clients to answer the most common question he hears: "How can I protect myself at home, on a personal level, away from the office?" McDonough knows cybersecurity and online privacy are daunting to the average person so Cyber Smart simplifies online good hygiene with five simple "Brilliance in the Basics" habits anyone can learn. With those habits and his careful debunking of common cybersecurity myths you'll be able to protect yourself and your family from: identity theft, compromising your children, lost money, and lost access to email and social media accounts.".
CYBERSECURITY : THE INSIGHTS YOU NEED FROM HARVARD BUSINESS REVIEW
Too many of us associate cybersecurity with credit card theft and think the solution is for our banking partners, social media platforms, and large retailers to improve and increase their data security practices. But in the world we live and work in, where our systems are increasingly interconnected and our employees and customers are logging in to access their work or our products from all over the world and on all types of devices, the risk is much greater than we imagine. As the complexity and sophistication of our interconnected systems increases, so too do the skills of our adversaries. From outlining the challenges to exploring the solutions, Cybersecurity: The Insights You Need from Harvard Business Review will help leaders address the managerial, organizational, and strategic aspects of these ever-present threats to your organization. Catch up on current topics and deepen your understanding of them with the Insights You Need series from Harvard Business Review. Featuring some of HBR's best and most recent thinking, Insights You Need titles are both a primer on today's most pressing issues and an extension of the conversation, with interesting research, interviews, case studies, and practical ideas to help you explore how a particular issue will impact your company and what it will mean for you and your business.-- Provided by publisher.
DEAR GIRLS : INTIMATE TALES, UNTOLD SECRETS & ADVICE FOR LIVING YOUR BEST LIFE
"In her hit Netflix comedy special Baby Cobra, an eight-month pregnant Ali Wong resonated so heavily that she became a popular Halloween costume. Wong told the world her remarkably unfiltered thoughts on marriage, sex, Asian culture, working women, and why you never see new mom comics on stage but you sure see plenty of new dads. The sharp insights and humor are even more personal in this completely original collection. She shares the wisdom she's learned from a life in comedy and reveals stories from her life off stage, including the brutal singles life in New York (i.e. the inevitable confrontation with erectile dysfunction), reconnecting with her roots (and drinking snake blood) in Vietnam, tales of being a wild child growing up in San Francisco, and parenting war stories. Though addressed to her daughters, Ali Wong's letters are absurdly funny, surprisingly moving, and enlightening (and disgusting) for all"-- Provided by publisher.
DEEP STATE : TRUMP, THE FBI, AND THE RULE OF LAW
by Stewart, James B., author.
363.25 STE
From bestselling author Stewart comes the definitive story of the war between President Trump and America's law enforcement agencies, answering the questions that the Mueller report couldn't or wouldn't.
DESK 88 : EIGHT PROGRESSIVE SENATORS WHO CHANGED AMERICA
by Brown, Sherrod, 1952- author.
328.7309 BRO
"Despite their flaws and frequent setbacks, each made a decisive contribution to the creation of a more just America. They range from Hugo Black, who helped to lift millions of American workers out of poverty, to Robert F. Kennedy, whose eyes were opened by an undernourished Mississippi child and who then spent the rest of his life afflicting the comfortable. Brown revives forgotten figures such as Idaho's Glen Taylor, a singing cowboy who taught himself economics and stood up to segregationists, and offers new insights into George McGovern, who fought to feed the poor around the world even amid personal and political calamities. He also writes about Herbert Lehman of New York, Al Gore Sr. of Tennessee, Theodore Francis Green of Rhode Island, and William Proxmire of Wisconsin. Together, these eight portraits in political courage tell a story about the triumphs and failures of the Progressive idea over the past century: in the 1930s and 1960s, and more intermittently since, politicians and the public have successfully fought against entrenched special interests and advanced the cause of economic or racial fairness. Today, these advances are in peril as employers shed their responsibilities to employees and communities, and a U.S. president gives cover to bigotry. But the Progressive idea is not dead. Recalling his own career, Brown dramatizes the hard work and high ideals required to renew the social contract and create a new era in which Americans of all backgrounds can know the 'Dignity of Work.'"--Amazon.
DINNER AT THE CLUB : 100 YEARS OF STORIES AND RECIPES FROM SOUTH PHILLY
"A hard-to-get reservation is prized among serious restaurant-goers, but a table limited to members only seems to be the Philadelphia diner's Holy Grail. Palizzi Social Club is 100 years old this year in South Philly, but it was after chef Joey Baldino took over from his late uncle Ernie that business really started to boom. Palizzi has mastered the balance of old-school Italian kitsch and super-high-quality food and cocktails. Once a gathering place for the Abruzzi-American community, Palizzi Social Club is a current hot spot: members can take up to three guests, and if the light is on outside, they're open. In 2017, Palizzi was named Bon Appetit's #4 Best New Restaurant, Esquire's honorable mention best new restaurant, and Eater Philly's #1 restaurant of the year. Chef Joey's menu at Palizzi has a broad Southern Italian scope. Seventy adaptable, accessible recipes throughout include dishes like: Fennel and Orange Salad, Arancini with Ragu and Peas, Spaghetti with Crabs, Stromboli, Hazelnut Torrone. Come on in, and join the club."-- Provided by publisher.
END TIMES : A BRIEF GUIDE TO THE END OF THE WORLD : ASTEROIDS, SUPERVOCLACOES, ROGUE ROBOTS, AND MORE
Provides answers to some of the most-feared catastrophic threats to the human race, including full-scale nuclear war, an asteroid collision, and artificial intelligence that renders humans obsolete.
EVERYTHING IS FIGUREOUTABLE
by Forleo, Marie, author.
158.1 FOR
"The award-winning star of MarieTV and host of “The Marie Forleo Podcast” outlines a simple mindset that significantly increases the odds of pursuing goals successfully, sharing advice on how to manage self-doubt, haters and making high-risk decisions." -- Provided by publisher.
EXPOSURE : POISONED WATER, CORPORATE GREED, AND ONE LAWYER
Silent Spring meets Erin Brockovich in this eye-opening, riveting true story of the lawyer who spent two decades building a case against DuPont for its use of the hazardous, unregulated chemical PFOA.
FAIR PLAY : A GAME-CHANGING SOLUTION FOR WHEN YOU HAVE TOO MUCH TO DO (AND MORE LIFE TO LIVE)
"A revolutionary, real-world solution to the problem of unpaid, invisible work that women have shouldered for too long--from a woman tapped by Reese Witherspoon's Hello Sunshine as the expert on this topic for a new generation of women"-- Provided by publisher.
FAMILY PAPERS : A SEPHARDIC JOURNEY THROUGH THE TWENTIETH CENTURY
by Stein, Sarah Abrevaya, author.
929.2 STE
FINDING CHIKA : A LITTLE GIRL, AN EARTHQUAKE, AND THE MAKING OF A FAMILY
Chika Jeune was born three days before the devastating earthquake that decimated Haiti in 2010. She spent her infancy in a landscape of extreme poverty, and when her mother died giving birth to a baby brother, Chika was brought to The Have Faith Haiti Orphanage that Albom operates in Port Au Prince.With no children of their own, the forty-plus children who live, play, and go to school at the orphanage have become family to Mitch and his wife, Janine. Chikas arrival makes a quick impression. Brave and self-assured, even as a toddler, she delights the other kids and teachers.Then, at age five, Chika is diagnosed with a life threatening illness, and a doctor tells Albom,, “There is no one in Haiti who can her.” --Dust flap.
FINDING MEANING : THE SIXTH STAGE OF GRIEF
by Kessler, David, 1959- author.
155.937 KES
"In this groundbreaking new work, David Kessler-an expert on grief and the coauthor with Elisabeth Kübler-Ross of the iconic On Grief and Grieving-journeys beyond the classic five stages to discover a sixth stage: meaning"-- Provided by publisher.
THE FOOD OF SICHUAN
by Dunlop, Fuchsia, author.
641.5951 DUN
THE FORGIVENESS FIX : 101 STORIES ABOUT PUTTING THE PAST IN THE PAST & MOVING FORWARD
"Forgiveness is an amazing tool—it can transform your life in just one second if you decide that you want to use its power. There's a reason we refer to anger, resentment, and disappointment as "baggage." We carry it everywhere we go. We'd like nothing more than to drop it on the side of the road and forget about it. But how do we do that? How do we process the past and then leave it behind? These 101 revealing true stories show you how. Learn how to manage your hurt with or without an apology and focus on what's really important. Read about marriages being strengthened, families getting back together, grown children coming to understand their parents, and people overcoming the worst transgressions—even crimes."--Back cover.
THE FRANCHISEE HANDBOOK : EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT BUYING A FRANCHISE
This book speaks to entrepreneurs who are interested in growing a business through purchasing and operating a well-known and respected franchise model, explaining the tools and strategies they need to not only become successful franchise owners (franchisees) but to achieve career-making franchise moves toward diversification of assets for the long term.
FREEDOM FROM FAMILY DYSFUNCTION : A GUIDE TO HEALING FAMILIES BATTLING ADDICTION OR MENTAL ILLNESS
"THE HEADLINES RING WITH STORIES OF OPIOID ADDIICTION AND OVERDOSE. Parents complain about their children's screen addiction. Law enforcement and healthcare professionals battle the flood of fentanyl and the lethality of street and prescription drugs. Teen alcohol poisoning and marijuana-induced psychosis rates continue to rise. Disabling depression and anxiety are diagnosed at alarming rates in families across the country. Now, more than ever, families struggle to live with, care for, and keep alive their loved ones suffering with addiction or mental illness. Kenneth Perlmutter has written [this book] specifically for family members who love someone battling addiction or mental illness but want to break the cycles of codependency and relapse plaguing their dysfunctional systems. The combination of compelling vignettes, lively dialogues, and step-by-step instructions makes this guidebook an indispensable tools for parents, partners, adult children, and the clinicians who treat them to heal the powerlessness, pain, and impossibility of life with someone they've been trying to assist, sometimes for decades. Family members who take up Perlmutter's method will: create closeness by pursuing connection over being right reject 'tough love' learn to communicate authentically and set boundaries confidently and fairly rebuild trust authenticity, and equality in family relationships reduce chaos, anxiety, and distress in the mind and in the home achieve wellness for all family members and the system itself."-- Back cover.
THE GOLDEN THREAD : HOW FABRIC CHANGED HISTORY
by St. Clair, Kassia, author.
677 SAI
All textiles begin with a twist. From colourful 30,000-year old threads found on the floor of a Georgian cave to what the linen wrappings of Tutankhamun's mummy actually meant from the Silk Roads to the woollen sails that helped the Vikings reach America 700 years before Columbus from the lace ruffs that infuriated the puritans to the Indian calicoes and chintzes that powered the Industrial Revolution, our continuing reinvention of cloth tells fascinating stories of human ingenuity. When we talk of lives hanging by a thread, being interwoven, or part of the social fabric, we are part of a tradition that stretches back many thousands of years. Fabric has allowed us to achieve extraordinary things and survive in unlikely places, and this book shows you how -- and why. With a cast that includes Chinese empresses, Richard the Lionheart and Bing Crosby, Kassia St Clair takes us on the run with escaped slaves, climbing the slopes of Everest and moonwalking with astronauts. Running like a bright line through history, The Golden Thread offers an unforgettable adventure through our past, present and future.
THE GREAT PRETENDER : THE UNDERCOVER MISSION THAT CHANGED OUR UNDERSTANDING OF MADNESS
"For centuries, doctors have struggled to define mental illness--how do you diagnose it, how do you treat it, how do you even know what it is? In search of an answer, in the 1970s a Stanford psychologist named David Rosenhan and seven other people--sane, normal, well-adjusted members of society--went undercover into asylums around America to test the legitimacy of psychiatry's labels. Forced to remain inside until they'd "proven" themselves sane, all eight emerged with alarming diagnoses and even more troubling stories of their treatment. Rosenhan's watershed study broke open the field of psychiatry, closing down institutions and changing mental health diagnosis forever. But, as Cahalan's explosive new research shows, very little in this saga is exactly as it seems. What really happened behind those closed asylum doors, and what does it mean for our understanding of mental illness today?" -- Provided by publisher.
HALF BAKED HARVEST SUPER SIMPLE : MORE THAN 125 RECIPES FOR INSTANT, OVERNIGHT, MEAL-PREPPED, AND EASY COMFORT FOODS
From the author of Half Baked Harvest comes her second cookbook with 125 show-stopping recipes made simple: fewer ingredients, foolproof meal-prepping, easy entertaining, and everything in between.
THE HISTORY OF PHILOSOPHY
by Grayling, A. C., author.
109 GRA
"The first authoritative and accessible single-volume history of philosophy to cover both Western and Eastern traditions, from one of the world's most eminent thinkers The story of philosophy is the story of who we are and why. An epic single-volume tale spanning civilizations and continents, it explores some of the most creative minds in history on this great, intellectual, world-shaping journey. With characteristic clarity and elegance, A. C. Grayling takes the reader from the worldviews and moralities before the age of the Buddha, Confucius and Socrates through Christianity's capture of the European mind, from the Renaissance and Enlightenment on to Mill, Nietzsche, Sartre and, finally, philosophy today. Bringing together these many threads that all too often run parallel, he surveys in tandem the great philosophical traditions of India, China and the Persian-Arabic world. " -- From publisher.
THE HISTORY OF ROCK & ROLL  VOLUME TWO, 1964-1977 : THE BEATLES, THE STONES, AND THE RISE OF CLASSIC ROCK
It's February 1964 and The Beatles just landed in New York City, where the NYPD, swarms of fans, and a crowd of two hundred journalists await their first American press conference. It begins with the question on everyone's mind: "Are you going to get a haircut in America?" and ends with a reporter tugging Paul McCartney's hair in an attempt to remove his nonexistent wig. This is where The History of Rock & Roll, Volume 2 kicks off. Chronicling the years 1964 through the mid-1970s, this latest volume covers one of the most exciting eras of rock history, which saw a massive outpouring of popular and cutting-edge music. Ward weaves together an unputdownable narrative told through colorful anecdotes and shares the behind-the-scenes stories of the megastars, the trailblazers, DJs, record executives, concert promoters, and producers who were at the forefront of this incredible period in music history. From Bob Dylan to Bill Graham, Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin, The Byrds, Aretha Franklin, The Rolling Stones, and more, everyone's favorite musicians of the era make an appearance in this sweeping history that reveals how the different players, sounds, and trends came together to create the music we all know and love today.
HOME STORY : THE GERMAN APPROACH TO INTERIOR DESIGN
by Schneider-Rading, Tina, author.
747.0943 SCH
"If German interior designers have a genius, it’s for mixing modern with vintage finds and timeless classics to create looks that you don’t see anywhere else in the world. Their cultural cachet is captured in the 21 projects that rose to the top of a juried residential design competition by Munich-based Schoner Wohnen, Europe’s leading lifestyle magazine. Better than Instagram, the book includes interviews with the designers, who share the kind of fresh, eclectic design thinking that transcends trends. Project locations range from Hamburg in the north to Munich in the south but linger in Berlin, which has been called the creative capital of the world and is home to a diverse horde of designers from all over the globe. Join the editors on a tour of these joyful and seemingly effortless spaces. There are no rules, just an invitation to rediscover the sensuous, timeless things we have known since childhood."--Publisher's website.
HOTEL CHELSEA : LIVING IN THE LAST BOHEMIAN HAVEN
by Miller, Colin, photographer.
728.5 MIL
Jackson Pollock, Robert Mapplethorpe, Patti Smith, Dylan Thomas, Arthur Miller, Bob Dylan, Arthur C. Clarke, Andy Warhol, William S. Burroughs, Janis Joplin, Eugene O'Neill, Rufus Wainwright, Betsey Johnson, R. Crumb, Thomas Wolfe, Jasper Johns - these are just a few of the figures who at one time occupied one of the most alluring and storied residences ever: the Chelsea Hotel. Born during the Gilded Age and once the tallest building in New York, the twelve-story landmark has long been a magnet for artists, writers, musicians, and cultural provocateurs of all stripes. In this book, photographer Colin Miller and writer Ray Mock intimately portray the enduring bohemian spirit of the Chelsea Hotel through interviews with nearly two dozen current residents and richly detailed photographs of their unique spaces. As documented in Miller's abundant photographs, these apartments project the quirky decorating sensibilities of urban aesthetes who largely work in film, theater, and the visual arts, resulting in deliriously ornamental spaces with a kitschy edge. Weathering the overall homogenization of New York and the rapid transformation of the hotel itself - amid recent ownership changeovers and tenant lawsuits - residents remain in about seventy apartments while the rest of the units are converted to rentals (and revert to a hotel-stay basis, which had ceased in 2011)
I M  : A MEMOIR
by Mizrahi, Isaac, author.
B MIZRAHI
"In I.M., Isaac Mizrahi offers a poignant, candid, and touching look back on his life so far. Growing up gay in a sheltered Syrian Jewish Orthodox family, Isaac had unique talents that ultimately drew him into fashion and later into celebrity circles that read like a who’s who of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries: Richard Avedon, Audrey Hepburn, Anna Wintour, Mikhail Baryshnikov, Meryl Streep, and Oprah Winfrey, to name only a few. In his elegant memoir, Isaac delves into his lifelong battles with weight, insomnia, and depression. He tells what it was like to be an out gay man in a homophobic age and to witness the ravaging effects of the AIDS epidemic. Brimming with intimate details and inimitable wit, Isaac's narrative reveals not just the glamour of his years, but the grit beneath the glitz. Rich with memorable stories from in and out of the spotlight, I.M. illuminates deep emotional truths."-- Publisher's description.
IAN MCKELLEN : A BIOGRAPHY
by O'Connor, Garry, author.
B MCKELLEN
"The definitive biography of Sir Ian McKellen from an acclaimed biographer In 2001, Ian McKellen put on the robe and pointed hat of a wizard named Gandalf and won a place in the hearts of Tolkien fans worldwide. Though his role in the film adaptation of Lord of the Rings introduced him to a new audience, McKellen had a thriving career a lifetime before his visit to Middle Earth. He made his West End acting debut in 1964 in James Saunders's A Scent of Flowers, but it was in 1980 that he took Broadway by storm when he played Antonio Salieri in Peter Shaffer's Tony-Award-winning play Amadeus. He has starred in over four hundred plays and films and he is that rare character: a celebrity whose distinguished political and social service has transcended his international fame to reach beyond the stage and screen. The breadth of his career-professional, personal and political-has been truly staggering: Macbeth (opposite Judi Dench), Iago, King Lear, Chekhov's Sorin in The Seagull and Becket's tramp Estragon (opposite Patrick Stewart) in Waiting for Godot. Add to all this his tireless political activism in the cause of gay equality and you have a veritable phenomenon. Garry O'Connor's Ian McKellen: A Biography probes the heart of the actor, recreating his greatest stage roles and exploring his personal life. Ian McKellen will show readers what makes a great actor tick. His life story has been a constantly developing drama and this biography is the next chapter"-- Provided by publisher.
IN HOFFA
"On July 30, 1975, Jimmy Hoffa, the renowned former leader of the Teamsters union, disappeared in broad daylight from the parking lot of the Machus Red Fox restaurant, in a Detroit suburb. Hoffa was one of the most famous people in America. His disappearance was a national sensation and proved to be one of the best-executed unsolved crimes in American history. Now, in this ground breaking book, the distinguished legal thinker Jack Goldsmith Illuminates Hoffa's disappearance and influence from a vital--and unexpected--new perspective. As a boy, Goldsmith adored his stepfather, Chuckie O'Brien, who was known to the world as Jimmy Hoffa's right-hand man of many years. Following Hoffa's disappearance, the FBI publicly accused O'Brien of picking up Hoffa at the Machus Red Fox and driving him to his death on behalf of the mob. As Goldsmith grew older and pursued a career in law and government, he began to doubt, and to distance himself from, the man he once revered. it was only years later, when Goldsmith was serving as an assistant attorney general in the George W. Bush administration and investigation the government's misuse of surveillance powers, that he began to reconsider O'Brien and his legacy. [This book] tells the moving story of how Goldsmith reunited with the stepfather he once disowned and then set out to unravel one of the twentieth century's most persistent mysteries and to clear O'Brien's name. Goldsmith presents evidence that his stepfather did not betray Hoffa and relates his discussions with FBI agents who worked the case over the decades. He casts new light on the architects of Hoffa's disappearance, on the century-old surveillance state, and on how government investigators can ruin innocent lives through mistakes, neglect, and abuse. Goldsmith also explores the rise and fall of Hoffa, the mob, and labor unions, and--above all--proves the heartrending complexities of love and loyalty."-- Jacket.
IT
by Shandling, Garry, author.
B SHANDLING
"Garry Shandling was a singular trailblazer in the comedy world. His two hit shows, It's Garry Shandling's Show and The Larry Sanders Show, broke new ground and influenced future sitcoms like 30 Rock and Curb Your Enthusiasm, and his stand-up laid the foundation for a whole generation of comics. There's no one better to tell Garry's story than Judd Apatow--Garry gave Judd one of his first jobs on The Larry Sanders Show and remained Apatow's mentor for the rest of his life--and the book expands on his brilliant HBO documentary, The Zen Diaries of Garry Shandling, which won the 2018 Emmy Award for Best Documentary. Here, Apatow has gathered up journal entries, photographs, and essays for a close-up look at the artist who turned his gaze back onto the world of show business to create a new language of comedy writing. Beyond his success, though, Shandling struggled with fame, the industry of art, and the childhood loss of his brother, which forever affected his personal and professional life. A heartwrenching letter to his brother, written in his journal as an adult, is the emotional center of this book that runs the gamut from hilarious observations to deep spiritual inquest. His diaries show Shandling to be very self-aware and insightful, revealing a lesser known philosophical and spiritual side. Contributions by comedians and other leading lights of the industry, including people who grew up with Shandling and many who owe their careers to him, along with never-before-seen pieces of scripts that never made it to production and bits of stand-up from Shandling's writing that he never performed, shed new light on every facet of his life and work. This book is a testament to the lasting impact of Garry Shandling"-- Provided by publisher.
IT
Everyone wants the same things: To live a life of purpose and meaning. To leave a legacy for their children and grandchildren. To leave the world a better place. And yet people spend so much time wringing their hands over what's wrong and not nearly enough time fixing those things within their control. Rather than waiting on Washington, the solutions happen once people become leaders in their own lives and communities. Here, Kasich shares the ten little ways anyone can bring about big change. Taken together, they chart a path to follow as people look to live a life bigger than themselves.
JAY-Z : MADE IN AMERICA
by Dyson, Michael Eric, author.
782.4216 DYS
The author wrestles with the biggest themes of Jay-Z's career, including hustling, and recognizes the way that he's always woven politics into his music, making important statements about race, criminal justice, black wealth, and social injustice.
JET GIRL : MY LIFE IN WAR, PEACE, AND THE COCKPIT OF THE WORLD
"Caroline Johnson is a F-18 Weapons Systems Officer (WSO) in the US Navy. During her deployment aboard the aircraft carrier USS Bush, she flew missions in Afghanistan, Iraq, and Syria. She was the first woman to fly in combat in Iraq since 2011 and was the first woman to drop bombs on ISIS." --Provided by publisher.
JOY OF COOKING
by Rombauer, Irma S., 1877-1962, author.
641.5973 ROM
This new edition of Joy, thoroughly revised and expanded by Irma Rombauer’s great-grandson John Becker and his wife, Megan Scott, updates the nearly ninety year-old kitchen bible. They developed more than six hundred new recipes for this edition, tested and tweaked thousands of classic recipes, and updated every section of every chapter to reflect the latest ingredients and techniques available to today’s home cooks.
JUBILEE : RECIPES FROM TWO CENTURIES OF AFRICAN AMERICAN COOKING
by Tipton-Martin, Toni, author.
641.5929 TIP
THE KERBER
"Experience and taste the seasons of the farm through 200 beautiful photographs and more than fifty recipes covering everything from baked goods to entrees, soups, and salads, and even homemade dog treats. Captivating vignettes offer advice about planting organic seedlings, harvesting vegetables, raising hens for fresh eggs, and caring for honeybees that support the farm's ecosystem."--amazon.
THE LIFE AND AFTERLIFE OF HARRY HOUDINI
by Posnanski, Joe, author.
B HOUDINI
Harry Houdini. Say his name and a number of things come to mind. Escapes. Illusions. Magic. Chains. Safes. Live burials. Close to a century after his death, nearly every person in America knows his name from a young age, capturing their imaginations with his death-defying stunts and daring acts. He inspired countless people, from all walks of life, to find something magical within themselves. This is a book about a man and his extraordinary life, but it is also about the people who he has inspired in death. As Joe Posnanski delves into the deepest corners of Houdini-land, visiting museums (one owned by David Copperfield), attractions, and private archives, he encounters a cast of unforgettable and fascinating characters: a woman who runs away from home to chase her dream of becoming a magician an Italian who revives Houdini's most famous illusion every night a performer at the Magic Castle in Los Angeles who calls himself Houdini's Ghost a young boy in Australia who, one day, sees an old poster and feels his life change and a man in Los Angeles whose sole mission in life has been to keep the legend's name alive. Both a personal obsession and an odyssey of discovery, Posnanski draws inspiration from his lifelong passion for and obsession with magic, blending biography, memoir, and first-person reporting to examine Harry Houdini's life and legacy. This is the ultimate journey to uncover why this magic man endures, and what he still has to teach the world about wonder.
LISTENING FOR AMERICA : INSIDE THE GREAT AMERICAN SONGBOOK FROM GERSHWIN TO SONDHEIM
""Not since the late Leonard Bernstein has classical music had a combination salesman-teacher as irresistible as Kapilow." -Kansas City Star Few people in recent memory have dedicated themselves as devotedly to the story of twentieth- century American music as Rob Kapilow, the composer, conductor, and host of the hit NPR music radio program, What Makes It Great? Now, in Listening for America, he turns his keen ear to the Great American Songbook, bringing many of our favorite classics to life through the songs and stories of eight of the twentieth century's most treasured American composers-Kern, Porter, Gershwin, Arlen, Berlin, Rodgers, Bernstein, and Sondheim. Hardly confining himself to celebrating what makes these catchy melodies so unforgettable, Kapilow delves deeply into how issues of race, immigration, sexuality, and appropriation intertwine in masterpieces like Show Boat and West Side Story. A book not just about musical theater but about America itself, Listening for America is equally for the devotee, the singer, the music student, or for anyone intrigued by how popular music has shaped the larger culture, and promises to be the ideal gift book for years to come"-- Provided by publisher.
LITTLE BOOK OF WHITTLING
by Lubkemann, Chris, author.
736.4 LUB
"With a friendly, down-home style, this guide encourages beginners to whittle away the hours. 18 projects include knives, forks, birds, animals, trees, flowers, and more"-- Provided by publisher.
THE LOST ART OF SCRIPTURE : RESCUING THE SACRED TEXTS
by Armstrong, Karen, 1944- author.
208.2 ARM
"In this timely and important book, one of the most trusted and admired writers on the world of faith examines the meaning of Scripture. The sacred texts have been coopted by fundamentalists, who insist that they must be taken literally, and by others who interpret Scripture to bolster their own prejudices. These texts are seen to prescribe ethical norms and codes of behavior that are divinely ordained: they are believed to contain eternal truths. But as Karen Armstrong shows in this chronicle of the development and significance of major religions, such a narrow, peculiar reading of Scripture is a relatively recent, modern phenomenon. For most of their history, the world's religious traditions have regarded these texts as tools that enable the individual to connect with the divine, to experience a different level of consciousness, and to help them engage with the world in more meaningful and compassionate ways." -- Provided by publisher.
LOVE UNKNOWN : THE LIFE AND WORLDS OF ELIZABETH BISHOP
by Travisano, Thomas J., 1951- author.
B BISHOP
"Poets of the twentieth century Elizabeth Bishop's friend James Merrill once observed that 'Elizabeth had more talent for life--and for poetry--than anyone else I've known.' This new biography reveals just how she learned to marry her talent for life with her talent for writing in order to create a brilliant array of poems, prose, and letters--a remarkable body of work that would make her one of America's most beloved and celebrated poets. In Love Unknown, Thomas Travisano, founding president of the Elizabeth Bishop Society, tells the story of the famous poet and traveler's life. Bishop moved through extraordinary mid-twentieth century worlds with relationships among an extensive international array of literati, visual artists, musicians, scholars, and politicians--along with a cosmopolitan gay underground that was then nearly invisible to the dominant culture. Drawing on fresh interviews and newly discovered manuscript materials, Travisano illuminates that the 'art of losing' that Bishop celebrated with such poignant irony in her poem 'One Art'--perhaps her most famous--was linked in equal part to an 'art of finding,' Bishop's art and life having been devoted to the sort of encounters and epiphanies that so often appear in her work"-- Provided by publisher.
MAKING A LIFE : WORKING BY HAND AND DISCOVERING THE LIFE YOU ARE MEANT TO LIVE
By profiling 30 creatives, the author explores how making by hand is the key to discovering one's passion--whether that means spinning natural fibers, carving a wooden bowl, or creating elaborate papercuts.
MAKING COMICS : CELESTIAL ACTIVITY : HAND   EYE
by Barry, Lynda, 1956- author, artist.
741.5 BAR
"For more than five years the cartoonist Lynda Barry has been an associate professor in the University of Wisconsin-Madison art department and at the Wisconsin Institute for Discovery, teaching students from all majors, both graduate and undergraduate, how to make comics, how to be creative, how to not think. There is no academic lecture in this classroom. Doodling is enthusiastically encouraged. Making Comics is the follow-up to Barry's bestselling Syllabus and this time she shares all of her comics-making exercises. In a new hand drawn syllabus detailing her creative curriculum, Barry has students drawing themselves as monsters and superheroes, convincing students who think they can't draw that they can, and most important, encouraging them to understand that a daily journal can be anything so long as it is hand drawn."-- Provided by publisher.
THE MAN WHO SOLVED THE MARKET
by Zuckerman, Gregory, author.
B SIMONS
Jim Simons is the greatest money maker in modern financial history. No other investor--Warren Buffett, Peter Lynch, Ray Dalio, Steve Cohen, or George Soros--can touch his record. Since 1988, Renaissance's signature Medallion fund has generated average annual returns of 66 percent. The firm has earned profits of more than $100 billion Simons is worth twenty-three billion dollars. Drawing on unprecedented access to Simons and dozens of current and former employees, Zuckerman, a veteran Wall Street Journal investigative reporter, tells the gripping story of how a world-class mathematician and former code breaker mastered the market. Simons pioneered a data-driven, algorithmic approach that's sweeping the world. As Renaissance became a market force, its executives began influencing the world beyond finance. Simons became a major figure in scientific research, education, and liberal politics. Senior executive Robert Mercer is more responsible than anyone else for the Trump presidency, placing Steve Bannon in the campaign and funding Trump's victorious 2016 effort. Mercer also impacted the campaign behind Brexit. The Man Who Solved the Market is a portrait of a modern-day Midas who remade markets in his own image, but failed to anticipate how his success would impact his firm and his country. It's also a story of what Simons's revolution means for the rest of us.
MARGIN OF TRUST : THE BERKSHIRE BUSINESS MODEL
by Cunningham, Lawrence A., 1962- author.
658 CUN
"For the past 25 years, Lawrence Cunningham has written books, articles, and essays about Warren Buffett and Berkshire Hathaway, contributing to the vast quantity of literature on the subject. In recent years his writings have focused more on the key takeaways for other business leaders. This work is a selected anthology of these recent writings, looking at the core features of the Buffett model, its costs and benefits, and how it can be adapted and improved for other organizations. It also goes into detail on some of the lesser-known acquisitions that Berkshire has made, which are not covered in other works on the subject. The field of Warren Buffett literature is well-trod but demand for works on Buffett and his company remains strong from business professionals in general and investors in particular this work is targeted at that audience. This work, like Berkshire Beyond Buffett, focuses more on management advice than investment analysis"-- Provided by publisher.
MARTHA STEWART
The editors of "Martha Stewart Living" present a new, fun source for anyone looking to make their go-to cookies even better and bolder. These recipes make ordinary cookies absolutely extraordinary--all the familiar favorites fans love, but taken up a notch in variety, flavor, and creativity.
A MARVELOUS LIFE : THE AMAZING STORY OF STAN LEE
by Fingeroth, Danny, author.
B LEE
"The definitive biography of the beloved-often controversial-co-creator of many legendary superheroes, A Marvelous Life: The Amazing Story of Stan Lee presents the origin of "Stan the Man," who spun a storytelling web of comic book heroic adventures into a pop culture phenomenon: the Marvel Universe. Stan Lee was the most famous American comic book creator who ever lived. Thanks, especially, to his many cameos in Marvel movies and TV shows, Lee was-and even after his 2018 death, still is-the voice and face of comics and popular culture in general, and Marvel Comics in particular. How he got to that place is a story that has never been fully told-until now. With creative partners including Jack Kirby and Steve Ditko-with whom he had tempestuous relationships that rivaled any superhero battle-Lee created world-famous characters including Spider-Man, Iron Man, the X-Men, the Avengers, and the Hulk! But Lee's career was haunted by conflict and controversy. Was he the most innovative creator to ever do comics? Was he a lucky no-talent whose only skill was taking credit for others' work? Or was he something else altogether? Danny Fingeroth's A Marvelous Life: The Amazing Story of Stan Lee attempts to answer some of those questions. It is the first comprehensive biography of this powerhouse of ideas who, with his invention of Marvel Comics, changed the world's ideas of what a hero is and how a story should be told. With exclusive interviews with Lee himself, as well as with colleagues, relatives, friends-and detractors-Fingeroth makes a doubly remarkable case for Lee's achievements, while not ignoring the controversies that dogged him his entire life-and even past his death. With unique access to Lee's personal archives at the University of Wyoming, Fingeroth explores never-before-examined aspects of Lee's life and career, and digs under the surface of what people thought they knew about him. Fingeroth, himself a longtime writer and editor at Marvel Comics, and now a lauded pop culture critic and historian, knew and wo
MAYBE YOU SHOULD TALK TO SOMEONE : A THERAPIST, HER THERAPIST, AND OUR LIVES REVEALED
"From a New York Times best-selling author, psychotherapist, and national advice columnist, a hilarious, thought-provoking, and surprising new book that takes us behind the scenes of a therapist's world--where her patients are looking for answers (and so is she)"-- Provided by publisher.
THE MINDFUL COLLEGE APPLICANT : CULTIVATING EMOTIONAL INTELLIGENCE FOR THE ADMISSIONS PROCESS
Based on almost two decades in Ivy League admissions, emerging scientific evidence on mindfulness, and interviews with admissions officers, students, families, and high school counselors, this book is a guide on how to go through the existing, however brutish, college application process with less stress and more joy.
MOBITUARIES : GREAT LIVES WORTH RELIVING
by Rocca, Mo, author.
920.02 ROC
From beloved CBS Sunday Morning correspondent and humorist Mo Rocca, an entertaining and rigorously researched book that celebrates the dead people who have long fascinated him. Mo Rocca has always loved obituaries -- reading about the remarkable lives of global leaders, Hollywood heavyweights, and innovators who changed the world. But not every notable life has gotten the send-off it deserves. His quest to right that wrong inspired Mobituaries, his #1 hit podcast. Now with Mobituaries , the book, he has gone much further, with all new essays on artists, entertainers, sports stars, political pioneers, founding fathers, and more. Even if you know the names, you've never understood why they matter...until now. Take Herbert Hoover: before he was president, he was the "Great Humanitarian," the man who saved tens of millions from starvation. But after less than a year in the White House, the stock market crashed, and all the good he had done seemed to be forgotten. Then there's Marlene Dietrich, well remembered as a screen goddess, less remembered as a great patriot. Alongside American servicemen on the front lines during World War II, she risked her life to help defeat the Nazis of her native Germany. And what about Billy Carter and history's unruly presidential brothers? Were they ne'er-do-well liabilities...or secret weapons? Plus, Mobits for dead sports teams, dead countries, the dearly departed station wagon, and dragons. Yes, dragons. Rocca is an expert researcher and storyteller. He draws on these skills here. With his dogged reporting and trademark wit, Rocca brings these men and women back to life like no one else can. Mobituaries is an insightful and unconventional account of the people who made life worth living for the rest of us, one that asks us to think about who gets remembered, and why.
THE MOVIE MUSICAL!
by Basinger, Jeanine, author.
791.436 BAS
"Irresistible and authoritative, The Movie Musical! is an in-depth look at the singing, dancing, happy-making world of Hollywood musicals, beautifully illustrated in color and black-and-white--an essential text for anyone who's ever laughed, cried, or sung along at the movies. Leading film historian Jeanine Basinger reveals, with her trademark wit and zest, the whole story of the Hollywood musical--in the most telling, most incisive, most detailed, most gorgeously illustrated book of her long and remarkable career. " -- Provided by publisher.
MOVING FORWARD : A STORY OF HOPE, HARD WORK, AND THE PROMISE OF AMERICA
An inspiring political memoir from Karine Jean-Pierre, Chief Public Affairs Officer for MoveOn, chronicling her path from New York’s Haitian community to working in the Obama White House, and offering a blueprint for anyone who wants to change the face of politics.
MUDLARK : IN SEARCH OF LONDON
by Maiklem, Lara, 1971- author.
942.1 MAI
"A quixotic journey through London's past, Mudlark plumbs the banks of the Thames to reveal the stories hidden behind the archaeological remnants of an ancient city. Long heralded as a city treasure herself, expert 'mudlarker' Lara Maiklem is uniquely trained in the art of seeking. Tirelessly trekking across miles of the Thames' muddy shores, where others only see the detritus of city life, Maiklem unearths evidence of England's captivating, if sometimes murky, history -- with some objects dating back to 43 AD, when London was but an outpost of the Roman Empire. From medieval mail worn by warriors on English battlefields to nineteenth-century glass marbles mass-produced for the nation's first soda bottles, Maiklem deduces the historical significance of these artifacts with the quirky enthusiasm and sharp-sightedness of a twenty-first century Sherlock Holmes. Seamlessly interweaving reflections from her own life with meditations on the art of wandering, Maiklem ultimately delivers -- for Anglophiles and history lovers alike -- a memorable treatise on the objects we leave in our wake, and the stories they can reveal if only we take a moment to look"-- Provided by publisher.
THE MUTUAL ADMIRATION SOCIETY : HOW DOROTHY L  SAYERS AND HER OXFORD CIRCLE REMADE THE WORLD FOR WOMEN
"Dorothy L. Sayers (1893-1957) was a renowned crime novelist who achieved fame and fortune during a period that historian Mo Moulton calls 'the day after the revolution.' In a time when just as many doors were closed to women as open, Sayers found professional success with her Lord Peter Wimsey novels. Yet she never could have done it without the cohort of remarkable women she met at university -- all of whom would go on to challenge societal norms and fight for equality of opportunity in their own way. In 1912, Dorothy L. Sayers and five friends founded a writing group at Somerville College, Oxford they called themselves the 'Mutual Admiration Society.' Smart, bold, serious, and funny, these women were also sheltered and chaperoned, barred from receiving degrees despite taking classes and passing exams. But within a few short years, World War I rapidly expanded the rights and opportunities available to women, including the right to vote (1918) and access to the professions (1919). In October 1920, members of the MAS returned to Oxford to receive full degrees. Mutual Admiration Society follows these six women as they navigate the complexities of adulthood, work, intimacy, and sex in Interwar England. Bringing these women to vivid life, Moulton reveals how Dorothy L. Sayers was intimately intertwined with the members of the MAS -- and how, together, they fought their way into modernity"-- Provided by publisher.
MY ONLINE PRIVACY FOR SENIORS
by Rich, Jason, author.
005.8 RIC
"My Online Privacy for Seniors is an exceptionally easy and complete guide to protecting your privacy while you take advantage of the extraordinary resources available to you through the Internet and your mobile devices. It approaches every topic from a senior's point of view, using meaningful examples, step-by-step tasks, large text, close-up screen shots, and a custom full-color interior designed for comfortable reading. Full-color, step-by-step tasks— in legible print— walk you through how to keep your personal information and content secure on computers and mobile devices. Learn how to: strengthen your web browser's privacy in just a few steps make it harder to track and target you with personalized ads protect against dangerous fake emails and ransomware securely bank and shop online control who sees your Facebook or Instagram posts and photos you share securely use cloud services for backups or shared projects protect private data on your mobile device, even if it's stolen block most unwanted calls on your smartphone improve your home's Internet security quickly and inexpensively get straight answers to online privacy questions— in steps that are simple to follow and easy to understand. You don't have to avoid today's amazing digital world: you can enrich your life, deepen your connections, and still keep yourself safe." -- Description provided by publisher.
THE MYSTERIOUS AFFAIR AT OLIVETTI : IBM, THE CIA, AND THE COLD WAR CONSPIRACY TO SHUT DOWN PRODUCTION OF THE WORLD
The human, business, design, engineering, cold war, and tech story of how the Olivetti company came to be, how it survived two world wars and brought a ravaged Italy back to life, how after it mastered the typewriter business with the famous "Olivetti touch," it entered the new, fierce electronics race how its first desktop compter, the P101, came to be how, within eighteen months, it had caught up with, and surpassed, IBM, the American giant that by then had become an arm of the American government, developing advanced weapon systems Olivetti putting its own mainframe computer on the market with its desktop prototype, selling 40,000 units, including to NASA for its lunar landings. How Olivetti made inroads into the US market by taking control of Underwood of Hartford CT as an assembly plant for Olivetti's own typewriters and future miniaturized personal computers how a week after Olivetti purchased Underwood, the US government filed an antitrust suit to try to stop it how Adriano Olivetti, the legendary idealist, socialist, visionary, heir to the company founded by his father, built the company into a fantastical dynasty--factories, offices, satellite buildings spread over more than fifty acres--while on a train headed for Switzerland in 1960 for supposed meetings and then to Hartford, never arrived, dying suddenly of a heart attack at fifty-eight . . . how eighteen months later, his brilliant young engineer, who had assembled Olivetti's superb team of electronic engineers, was killed, as well, in a suspicious car crash, and how the Olivetti company and the P101 came to its insidious and shocking end.
NERVES OF STEEL : HOW I FOLLOWED MY DREAMS, EARNED MY WINGS, AND FACED MY GREATEST CHALLENGE
Nerves of Steel is the captivating true story of Tammie Jo Shults's remarkable life--from growing up the daughter of a humble rancher, to breaking through gender barriers as one of the Navy's first female F/A-18 Hornet pilots, to safely landing the severely crippled Southwest Airlines Flight 1380 and helping save the lives of 148 people.
THE OTHER SIDE OF THE COIN : THE QUEEN, THE DRESSER AND THE WARDROBE
by Kelly, Angela (Image consultant) author.
746.92 KEL
When Angela Kelly and The Queen are together, laughter echoes through the corridors of Buckingham Palace. Angela has worked with The Queen and walked the corridors of the Royal Household for twenty-five years, initially as Her Majesty’s Senior Dresser and then latterly as Her Majesty’s Personal Advisor, Curator, Wardrobe and In-house Designer. As the first person in history to hold this title, she shares a uniquely close working relationship with The Queen. In The Other Side of the Coin, The Queen has personally given Angela her blessing to share their extraordinary bond with the world. Whether it’s preparing for a formal occasion or brightening Her Majesty’s day with a playful joke, Angela’s priority is to serve and support. Sharing never-before-seen photographs – many from Angela’s own private collection – and charming anecdotes of their time spent together, this revealing book provides memorable insights into what it’s like to work closely with The Queen, to curate her wardrobe and to discover a true and lasting connection along the way.
OUR WILD CALLING : HOW CONNECTING WITH ANIMALS CAN TRANSFORM OUR LIVES - AND SAVE THEIRS
"The author shows how cultivating the powerful, mysterious, and fragile bond between humans and other animals can improve our mental, physical, and spiritual health, protect our planet, and serve as an antidote to the loneliness of our species"-- Provided by publisher.
OVER THE TOP : A RAW JOURNEY TO SELF-LOVE
by Van Ness, Jonathan, author.
B VAN NESS
Before he stole our hearts as the grooming and self-care expert on Netflix’s hit show Queer Eye, Jonathan was growing up in a small Midwestern town that didn’t understand why he was so…over the top. From choreographed carpet figure skating routines to the unavoidable fact that he was Just. So. Gay., Jonathan was an easy target and endured years of judgement, ridicule and trauma—yet none of it crushed his uniquely effervescent spirit. This book uncovers the pain and passion it took to end up becoming the model of self-love and acceptance that Jonathan is today. In this revelatory, raw, and rambunctious memoir, Jonathan shares never-before-told secrets and reveals sides of himself that the public has never seen. JVN fans may think they know the man behind the stiletto heels, the crop tops, and the iconic sayings, but there’s much more to him than meets the Queer Eye.
PARISIAN LIVES : SAMUEL BECKETT, SIMONE DE BEAUVOIR, AND ME : A MEMOIR
"National Book Award-winning biographer Deirdre Bair explores her fifteen remarkable years in Paris with Samuel Beckett and Simone de Beauvoir, painting intimate new portraits of two literary giants and revealing secrets of the biographical art. In 1971 Deirdre Bair was a journalist and recently minted Ph.D. who managed to secure access to Nobel Prize-winning author Samuel Beckett. He agreed that she could write his biography despite never having written--or even read--a biography herself. The next seven years of intimate conversations, intercontinental research, and peculiar cat-and-mouse games resulted in Samuel Beckett: A Biography, which went on to win the National Book Award and propel Deirdre to her next subject: Simone de Beauvoir. The catch? De Beauvoir and Beckett despised each other--and lived essentially on the same street. While quite literally dodging one subject or the other, and sometimes hiding out in the backrooms of the great cafes of Paris, Bair learned that what works in terms of process for one biography rarely applies to the next. Her seven-year relationship with the domineering and difficult de Beauvoir required a radical change in approach, yielding another groundbreaking literary profile. Drawing on Bair's extensive notes from the period, including never-before-told anecdotes and details that were considered impossible to publish at the time, Parisian Lives is full of personality and warmth and give us an entirely new window on the all-too-human side of these legendary thinkers"-- Provided by publisher.;"A memoir of the author's experience writing biographies of Samuel Beckett ans Simone de Beauvoir"-- Provided by publisher.
PASTRY LOVE
by Chang, Joanne, author.
641.865 CHA
"James Beard award-winning baker Joanne Chang is best known around the country for her eight acclaimed Flour bakeries in Boston. Chang has published two books based on the offerings at Flour, such as her famous sticky buns, but Pastry Love is her most personal and comprehensive book yet. It includes 125 dessert recipes for many things she could never serve in the setting of a bakery--for example, items that are best served warm or with whipped cream on top. Nothing makes Chang happier than baking and sharing treats with others, and that passion comes through in every recipe, such as Strawberry Slab Pie, Mocha Chip Cookies, and Malted Chocolate Cake. The recipes start off easy such as Lemon Sugar Cookies and build up to showstoppers like Passion Fruit Crepe Cake. The book also includes master lessons and essential techniques for making pastry cream, lemon curd, puff pastry, and more, all of which make this book a must-have for beginners and expert home bakers alike."-- Amazon.
POLYMER CLAY FOR BEGINNERS : INSPIRATION, TECHNIQUES, AND SIMPLE STEP-BY-STEP PROJECTS FOR MAKING ART WITH POLYMER CLAY
Learn how to make animal charms, flowers, cookies, beads, cakes and much more with approachable step-by-step projects perfect ofr beginning artists then discover how your finished pices of art can be used, worn, and gifted! A detailed tools and materials section, as well as techniques for mixing baking, glazing, and troubleshooting, help guide crafters in their quest to become talented polymer clay art makes. And because it requires only baking--not a kiln--polymer clay makes a perfect, accessible art form for crafty types looking to make adorable, whimsical artwork in minutes!
RELIGION AS WE KNOW IT : AN ORIGIN STORY
by Miles, Jack, 1942- author.
200.9 MIL
"A short, provocative book on religion from a Pulitzer Prize-winning author. In his new book, acclaimed scholar Jack Miles poses a question: How did our forebears begin to think about religion as a distinct domain, separate from other activities that were once inseparable from it? Starting at the birth of Christianity-a religion inextricably bound to Western thought-Miles reveals how we in the West have come to isolate religion as an object of study, and how drastically our perception has changed over time and across societies. Through the break between the Christian and Jewish communities, the fall of the Roman Empire, the rise of Islam, and the growth of Western empires, Miles reveals how Western religious thought has always been based on comparison of the known with the emergent unknown. Religion as We Know It challenges readers to unmoor themselves from traditional thinking and observe how the events of the still-unfolding past continue to shape how we think of religion today"-- Provided by publisher.
THE RIGHT KIND OF CRAZY : MY LIFE AS A NAVY SEAL, COVERT OPERATIVE, AND BOY SCOUT FROM HELL
Clint Emerson, Navy SEAL and author of the best selling 100 Deadly Skills, presents an explosive, darkly funny, and often twisted account of being part of an elite clandestine team of covert operatives whose mission was to keep America safe by whatever means necessary.
THE RUSSIAN JOB : THE FORGOTTEN STORY OF HOW AMERICA SAVED THE SOVIET UNION FROM RUIN
"The harrowing, little-known story of the ARA, an American effort to save the newly-formed Soviet Union from a disastrous famine"-- Provided by publisher.
SANDWORM : A NEW ERA OF CYBERWAR AND THE HUNT FOR THE KREMLIN
"In 2014, the world witnessed the start of a mysterious series of cyberattacks. Targeting American utility companies, NATO, and electric grids in Eastern Europe, the strikes grew ever more brazen, including the first-ever blackouts triggered by hackers. They culminated in the summer of 2017, when the malware known as NotPetya was unleashed, penetrating, disrupting, and paralyzing some of the world's largest companies--from drug manufacturing to software to shipping. At the attack's epicenter in Ukraine, ATMs froze. The railway and postal systems shut down. Hospitals went dark. NotPetya spread around the world, inflicting an unprecedented ten billion dollars in damage--the largest, most devastating cyberattack the world had ever seen. The hackers behind these attacks are quickly gaining a reputation as the most dangerous team of cyberwarriors in history: Sandworm. Working in the service of Russia's military intelligence agency, they represent a persistent, highly skilled, state-sponsored force, one whose talents are matched by their willingness to launch broad, unrestrained attacks on the most critical infrastructure of their adversaries. They target government and private sector, military and civilians alike. A chilling, globe-spanning detective story, Sandworm considers the danger this force poses to our national stability and security. As the Kremlin's role in meddling in the 2016 election, manipulating foreign governments, and sparking chaos comes into greater focus, Sandworm exposes the realities not just of Russia's global digital offensive, but of an era where warfare ceases to be waged on the battlefield. It reveals how the line between digital and physical conflict, between wartime and peacetime, have begun to blur--with world-shaking implications"-- Provided by publisher.
SCOTT SPECIALIZED CATALOGUE OF UNITED STATES STAMPS & COVERS
Includes: postage, air post, plate blocks, first day covers, postal stationery, essays, proofs, computer vended postage, 19th century carriers and locals, revenue stamps, telegraph stamps, Confederate States, U.S. Possessions, United Nations.
SECONDHAND : TRAVELS IN THE NEW GLOBAL GARAGE SALE
by Minter, Adam, 1970- author.
381.19 MIN
"Downsizing. Decluttering. Discarding. Sooner or later, all of us are faced with things we no longer need or want. But when we drop our old clothes and other items off at a local donation center, where do they go? Sometimes across the country-or even halfway across the world-to people and places who find value in what we leave behind. In Secondhand, Minter takes us on an unexpected adventure into the often-hidden, multibillion-dollar industry of reuse: thrift stores in the American Southwest to vintage shops in Tokyo, flea markets in Southeast Asia to used-goods enterprises in Ghana, and more. Along the way, Minter meets the fascinating people who handle-and profit from-our rising tide of discarded stuff, and asks a pressing question: In a world that craves shiny and new, is there room for it all? Secondhand offers hopeful answers and hard truths. A history of the stuff we've used and a contemplation of why we keep buying more. Secondhand shows us that it doesn't have to be this way, and what really needs to change to build a sustainable future free of excess stuff." -- Book jacket.
SEEING GENDER : AN ILLUSTRATED GUIDE TO IDENTITY AND EXPRESSION
"Seeing Gender is an of-the-moment investigation into how we express and understand the complexities of gender today. Deeply researched and fully illustrated, this book demystifies an intensely personal—yet universal—facet of humanity. Illustrating a different concept on each spread, queer author and artist Iris Gottlieb touches on history, science, sociology, and her own experience. This book is an essential tool for understanding and contributing to a necessary cultural conversation, bringing clarity and reassurance to the sometimes confusing process of navigating ones' identity. Whether LGBTQ+, cisgender, or nonbinary, Seeing Gender is a must-read for intelligent, curious, want-to-be woke people who care about how we see and talk about gender and sexuality in the 21st century"--Amazon.
THE SHIP OF DREAMS : THE SINKING OF THE TITANIC AND THE END OF THE EDWARDIAN ERA
"A product of Anglo-American capitalism, built by a generation that had never known trauma and was bored by its own prosperity and success, the Titanic set sail into a world that was about to change forever. Modernity was shaking the class system, the Industrial Revolution was creating new kinds of wealth, and revolutionary fervor would lead to The Great War. Exploring the infamous disaster from the perspectives of six of her first-class passengers--a British aristocrat, a celebrated maritime architect, an American railway tycoon and his son, a first-generation American philanthropist, and a silent movie star--The Ship of Dreams uses the ship's creation and her tragic fate as a window into the changing, unsettled world at the end of the Edwardian era. Utilizing previously unpublished sources, deck plans, and surviving artifacts, it disproves many of the most established myths about the Titanic, including the treatment of her third-class passengers, the conspiracies surrounding her construction, and the lives of some of her most famous passengers. As it places the Titanic in the sweep of history, The Ship of Dreams holds a wealth of riches for history lovers, encompassing the birth of the movie industry, the Irish Home Rule crisis, the American Civil War, the escalating wars between the great shipping companies, the technological inventions that changed ship design, changing political relationships across the globe and the social nuances at play among the ship's passengers. Representing the limitless technological and financial possibilities of its time, The Titanic was also the embodiment of the the splendors and injustices of the Edwardian society, a world as doomed as the infamous ship sailing into dangerous, dark waters"-- Provided by publisher.
SMITHSONIAN AMERICAN WOMEN : WOMEN
An inspiring and surprising celebration of U.S. women's history told through Smithsonian artifacts illustrating women's participation in science, art, music, sports, fashion, business, religion, entertainment, military, politics, activism, and more. This book offers a unique, panoramic look at women's history in the United States through the lens of ordinary objects from, by, and for extraordinary women. Featuring more than 280 artifacts from 16 Smithsonian museums and archives, and more than 135 essays from 95 Smithsonian authors, this book tells women's history as only the Smithsonian can. Featured objects range from fine art to computer code, from First Ladies memorabilia to Black Lives Matter placards, and from Hopi pottery to a couch from the Oprah Winfrey show. There are familiar objects--such as the suffrage wagon used to advocate passage of the 19th Amendment and the Pussy Hat from the 2016 Women's March in DC--as well as lesser known pieces revealing untold stories. Portraits, photographs, paintings, political materials, signs, musical instruments, sports equipment, clothes, letters, ads, personal posessions, and other objects reveal the incredible stories of such amazing women as Phillis Wheatley, Julia Child, Sojourner Truth, Mary Cassatt, Madam C. J. Walker, Amelia Earhart, Eleanor Roosevelt, Mamie Till Mobley, Dolores Clara Fernández Huerta, Phyllis Diller, Celia Cruz, Sandra Day O'Connor, Billie Jean King, Sylvia Rivera, and so many more. Together with illuminating text, these objects elevate the importance of American women in the home, workplace, government, and beyond. Published to commemorate the centennial of the 19th Amendment granting women the right to vote, Smithsonian American Women is a deeply satisfying read and a must-have reflection on how generations of women have defined what it means to be recognized in both the nation and the world.
SORRY I
"An introvert spends a year trying to live like an extrovert with hilarious results and advice for readers along the way. What would happen if a shy introvert lived like a gregarious extrovert for one year? If she knowingly and willingly put herself in perilous social situations that she'd normally avoid at all costs? Writer Jessica Pan intends to find out. With the help of various extrovert mentors, Jessica sets up a series of personal challenges (talk to strangers, perform stand-up comedy, host a dinner party, travel alone, make friends on the road, and much, much worse) to explore whether living like an extrovert can teach her lessons that might improve the quality of her life. Chronicling the author's hilarious and painful year of misadventures, this book explores what happens when one introvert fights her natural tendencies, takes the plunge, and tries (and sometimes fails) to be a little bit braver." -- Goodreads.com.
THE SOUL OF CARE : THE MORAL EDUCATION OF A HUSBAND AND A DOCTOR
When Dr. Arthur Kleinman, an eminent Harvard psychiatrist and social anthropologist, began caring for his wife, Joan, after she was diagnosed with early-onset Alzheimer’s disease, he found just how far the act of caregiving extended beyond the boundaries of medicine. In The Soul of Care: The Moral Education of a Husband and a Doctor, Kleinman delivers a deeply humane and inspiring story of his life in medicine and his marriage to Joan, and he describes the practical, emotional and moral aspects of caretaking. He also writes about the problems our society faces as medical technology advances and the cost of health care soars but caring for patients no longer seems important. Caregiving is long, hard, unglamorous work–at moments joyous, more often tedious, sometimes agonizing, but it is always rich in meaning. In the face of our current political indifference and the challenge to the health care system, he emphasizes how we must ask uncomfortable questions of ourselves, and of our doctors. To give care, to be “present” for someone who needs us, and to feel and show kindness are deep emotional and moral experiences, enactments of our core values. The practice of caregiving teaches us what is most important in life, and reveals the very heart of what it is to be human.
SPACE EXPLORATION : A HISTORY IN 100 OBJECTS
by Odenwald, Sten F., author.
520.9 ODE
"From Galileo's telescope to the International Space Station - a stunningly photo-filled tour through the milestones of space exploration, examining iconic objects from Sputnik to Skylab and their effect on what we know and how we think about space"-- Provided by publisher.
TASTE OF HOME HANDMADE CHRISTMAS
Handmade surprises touch hearts and make memories. From whimsical elves made of felt to clever greeting cards crafted at home, the inspired ideas in the all-new Taste of Home Handmade Christmas promise to make everyone's holiday merry and bright. Whether you're new to crafting or a longtime pro, you'll enjoy projects such as Magnolia Leaf Wreath, Memory Wire Bracelets and so many others. These are the crafts you'll enjoy creating for family, friends, neighbors, teachers - everyone on your Christmas list. -- Provided by publisher.
TASTY EVERY DAY : ALL OF THE FLAVOR, NONE OF THE FUSS
Specifically designed to get you to delicious on as short a route as possible, these 75 anything-but-average recipes will help you fit dinner (and more) into your packed schedule. We know you’re busy, so we'll make it quick. Or, actually, you’ll make it quick. With easy-clean-up one-pot wonders and hands-off slow cooker life-savers, you’ll get food on the table fast and effortlessly. Only have five ingredients? No problem—turn them into craveable Cauliflower Mac ’ n’ Cheese. Wouldn’t it be magic if you could cook once and eat for the week? Spoiler alert: Meal prep makes it possible. Whether you’re short on time, ingredients, clean pans, motivation, or all of the above, there is food here for you. Mealtime can and should be Tasty every single day.
TELL ME A STORY : MY LIFE WITH PAT CONROY
by King, Cassandra, 1944- author.
B CONROY
The author considers her life and the man she shared it with, paying tribute to her husband, Pat Conroy, the legendary figure of modern Southern literature. She was leading a quiet life as a professor, divorced "Sunday wife" of a preacher, and debut novelist when she met Pat Conroy. Their union would last 18 years until his death from pancreatic cancer in 2016.
THEY CALLED US ENEMY   WRITTEN BY GEORGE TAKEI, JUSTIN EISINGER & STEVEN SCOTT   ART BY HARMONY BECKER
"In a stunning graphic memoir, actor/author/activist George Takei revisits his haunting childhood in American concentration camps, as one of 120,000 Japanese Americans imprisoned by the U.S. government during World War II. Experience the forces that shaped an American icon - and America itself - in this gripping tale of courage, country, loyalty, and love" --Page [4] of cover.
THINK ON YOUR FEET : TIPS AND TRICKS TO IMPROVE YOUR IMPROMPTU COMMUNICATION SKILLS ON THE JOB
"Develop the confidence and poise needed to take your communication skills to the next level Preparing for a presentation, interview, or salary negotiation can instill a sense of dread and fear in many people. Part of the fear comes from the risk of being caught off-guard and having to improvise on the spot. This is where the tools associated with improv come into play. While improv is traditionally associated with acting, it can also be a useful tool for effective workplace communication. Improv by definition forces us to be put on the spot, so we can practice our fear and work on our soft workplace skills. Drawing from cognitive and social psychology, behavioral economics, and actual improv activities, Think on Your Feet offers a fresh approach designed to increase your confidence and communication skills. Packed with expert advice and engaging exercises, the book teaches you how speak and act with confidence in any situation. You'll learn how to: Identify and bring out your best style for every type of professional communication Hone your focus and develop more effective active listening, interpretation, and nonverbal skills Handle uncomfortable situations, such as negotiating a raise, resigning, and resolving conflict Become a more effective communicator in both your professional and personal life"-- Provided by publisher.
THREE DAYS AT THE BRINK : FDR
November 1943: World War II teetered in the balance. The Nazis controlled nearly all of the European continent. Japan dominated the Pacific. Allied successes at Sicily and Guadalcanal had gained modest ground but at an extraordinary cost. On the Eastern Front, the Soviets had already lost millions of lives. That same month in Tehran, with the fate of the world in question, the 'Big Three,' Franklin D. Roosevelt, Winston Churchill, and Joseph Stalin, secretly met for the first time to chart a strategy for defeating Hitler. Over three days, this trio, strange bedfellows united by their mutual responsibility as heads of the Allied powers, made essential decisions that would direct the final years of the war and its aftermath. Meanwhile, looming over the covert meeting was the possible threat of a Nazi assassination plot nicknamed 'Operation Long Jump,' heightening the already dramatic stakes.
TO THE WREN : COLLECTED & NEW POEMS 1991-2019
by Mead, Jane, 1958- author.
811.54 MEAD
"This collection houses Mead's life's work: seven books spanning twenty-seven years. Follow chronologically through decades and become captivated by heartfelt muses on loss, madness, danger, grief, isolation, and self-identity. Her poems explore spaces we often try to ignore and finds a comfortable middle-ground. Mead candidly and openly weaves together pain and joy until it meshes into glimpses of humanity"-- Provided by publisher.
THE TRADITION
by Brown, Jericho, author.
811.6 BROWN
"Jericho Brown's daring new book The Tradition details the normalization of evil and its history at the intersection of the past and the personal. Brown s poetic concerns are both broad and intimate, and at their very core a distillation of the incredibly human: What is safety? Who is this nation? Where does freedom truly lie? Brown makes mythical pastorals to question the terrors to which weve become accustomed, and to celebrate how we survive. Poems of fatherhood, legacy, blackness, queerness, worship, and trauma are propelled into stunning clarity by Brown's mastery, and his invention of the duplex--a combination of the sonnet, the ghazal, and the blues--testament to his formal skill. The Tradition is a cutting and necessary collection, relentless in its quest for survival while revelling in a celebration of contradiction." -- Goodreads.com.
TRAILBLAZER : LEADING IN AN ERA OF BUSINESS AS THE GREATEST PLATFORM FOR CHANGE
"The founder and CEO of Salesforce reveals the secrets to building a world-class culture and offers a model for leadership that will define the most successful companies of the future. Trailblazer is Marc Benioff's answer to the one question he's most often asked: what is the secret to driving continuous growth and innovation. His answer: building a culture where values permeate everything you do. As the world has grown vastly more complicated, says Benioff, new pressures, threats, and moral conundrums have inserted themselves into the daily agenda. And none of us in the business world can afford to sit on the sidelines and ignore what's going on outside the walls of our workplaces. Because in the future, profits and progress will no longer be sustainable unless they serve the greater good. In a rare behind-the-scenes look at the inner workings of one of the world's most admired companies, he reveals how Salesforce's core values--trust, customer success, innovation, and equality--create value: how they have become the company's greatest competitive advantage, and the most powerful engine of its success. Along the way, Benioff describes how the company's values come to life, forming the bedrock of a resilient company culture that empowers every employee, at every level, to do the best work of their lives. And he shares insights and best practices for anyone in any company who wants to adapt their culture to thrive in the face of the inevitable disruption ahead. Whether you run a company, lead a small team, or have just draped an ID badge around your neck for the first time, Trailblazer reveals how anyone, in any workplace, can become a powerful agent of change"-- Provided by publisher.
USER FRIENDLY : HOW THE HIDDEN RULES OF DESIGN ARE CHANGING THE WAY WE LIVE, WORK, AND PLAY
Combining the expertise and insight of a leading journalist and a pioneering designer, Kuang and Fabricant provide a definitive, thoughtful, and practical perspective on a topic that has rapidly gone from arcane to urgent to inescapable.
VANITY FAIR
This volume collects 30 of the best profiles, essays, and columns on female subjects written by female contributors to the magazine over the past 35 years.
WATERS OF THE WORLD : THE STORY OF THE SCIENTISTS WHO UNRAVELED THE MYSTERIES OF OUR OCEANS, ATMOSPHERE, AND ICE SHEETS AND MADE THE PLANET WHOLE
From the glaciers of the Alps to the towering cumulonimbus clouds of the Caribbean and the unexpectedly chaotic flows of the North Atlantic, Waters of the World is a tour through 150 years of the history of a significant but underappreciated idea: that the Earth has a global climate system made up of interconnected parts, constantly changing on all scales of both time and space. A prerequisite for the discovery of global warming and climate change, this idea was forged by scientists studying water in its myriad forms. This is their story. Linking the history of the planet with the lives of those who studied it, Sarah Dry follows the remarkable scientists who summited volcanic peaks to peer through an atmosphere's worth of water vapor, cored mile-thick ice sheets to uncover the Earth's ancient climate history, and flew inside storm clouds to understand how small changes in energy can produce both massive storms and the general circulation of the Earth's atmosphere. Each toiled on his or her own corner of the planetary puzzle. Gradually, their cumulative discoveries coalesced into a unified working theory of our planet's climate. We now call this field climate science, and in recent years it has provoked great passions, anxieties, and warnings. But no less than the object of its study, the science of water and climate is--and always has been--evolving. By revealing the complexity of this history, Waters of the World delivers a better understanding of our planet's climate at a time when we need it the most.
WHAT WAS LIBERALISM? : THE PAST, PRESENT, AND PROMISE OF A NOBLE IDEA
"In the vertiginous era of Trump and Marine le Pen, liberalism's status is challenged. There is a widespread fear that liberal values, long taken for granted, are now in danger -- not only from authoritarian countries abroad, but also from a loss of faith inside the liberal world. What happened? Why did liberalism lose the majority support it once enjoyed? And what is so precious about liberalism in the first place? In What Was Liberalism?, award-winning journalist and author James Traub tackles these questions by examining the history of liberalism, from the American and French revolutions through the writings of John Stuart Mill and early-twentieth-century American progressives to liberalism's midcentury triumph in the West, its shaky present, and its uncertain future. Liberalism, Traub shows, began with a commitment to individual liberty, but it didn't end there. Over time, liberals sought to balance freedom of speech and action with goods like justice and equality, opposing both economic exploitation and totalitarianism. Partly as a result, the relationship between liberalism and democracy also evolved. Many nineteenth-century liberals were deeply worried about the democracy's illiberal effects, but by the middle of the twentieth century, liberalism had become the consensus faith of a wide swath of Americans and Europeans, both left and right. Yet even as the liberal West emerged victorious from the Cold War, liberalism's broad majoritarian foundations were crumbling, falling prey to accelerating economic inequality and the vexing challenges of race and immigration. Traub explores how illiberalism burned out of sight like an underground fire, and how it exploded into view in Europe and the United States in recent decades"-- Provided by publisher.
WHAT WE WILL BECOME : A MOTHER, A SON, AND A JOURNEY OF TRANSFORMATION
"A mother's memoir of her transgender child's odyssey, and her journey outside the boundaries of the faith and culture that shaped her"-- Provided by publisher.
WHAT YOU DO IS WHO YOU ARE
by Horowitz, Ben, 1966- author.
658.11 HOR
"Keynote Straight talk and advice on building and running a startup from Ben Horowitz, one of Silicon Valley's most respected voices"-- Provided by publisher.
WHISTLEBLOWERS : HONESTY IN AMERICA FROM WASHINGTON TO TRUMP
by Stanger, Allison, author.
353.46 STR
A magisterial exploration of whistleblowing in America, from the Revolutionary War to the Trump era. Misconduct by those in high places is always dangerous to reveal. Whistleblowers thus face conflicting impulses: by challenging and exposing transgressions by the powerful, they perform a vital public service-yet they always suffer for it. This episodic history brings to light how whistleblowing, an important but unrecognized cousin of civil disobedience, has held powerful elites accountable in America. Analyzing a range of whistleblowing episodes, from the corrupt Revolutionary War commodore Esek Hopkins (whose dismissal led in 1778 to the first whistleblower protection law) to Edward Snowden, to the dishonesty of Donald Trump, Allison Stanger reveals the centrality of whistleblowing to the health of American democracy. She also shows that with changing technology and increasing militarization, the exposure of misconduct has grown more difficult to do and more personally costly for those who do it-yet American freedom, especially today, depends on it.
WHY MEADOW DIED : THE PEOPLE AND POLICIES THAT CREATED THE PARKLAND SHOOTER AND ENDANGER AMERICA
"The Parkland school shooting was the most avoidable mass murder in American history. And the policies that made it inevitable are being forced into public schools across America."-- Amazon.com.
WILD LIFE : DISPATCHES FROM A CHILDHOOD OF BABOONS AND BUTTON-DOWNS
"Keena Roberts split her adolescence between the wilds of an island camp in Botswana and the even more treacherous halls of an elite Philadelphia private school. In Africa, she slept in a tent, cooked over a campfire, and lived each day alongside the baboon colony her parents were studying. She could wield a spear as easily as a pencil, and it wasn't unusual to be chased by lions or elephants on any given day. But for the months of the year when her family lived in the United States, this brave kid from the bush was cowed by the far more treacherous landscape of the preppy, private school social hierarchy. Most girls Keena's age didn't spend their days changing truck tires, baking their own bread, or running from elephants as they tried to do their schoolwork. They also didn't carve bird whistles from palm nuts or nearly knock themselves unconscious trying to make homemade palm wine. But Keena's parents were famous primatologists who shuttled her and her sister between Philadelphia and Botswana every six months. Dreamer, reader, and adventurer, she was always far more comfortable avoiding lions and hippopotamuses than she was dealing with spoiled middle-school field hockey players. In Keena's funny, tender memoir, Wild Life, Africa bleeds into America and vice versa, each culture amplifying the other. By turns heartbreaking and hilarious, Wild Life is ultimately the story of a daring but sensitive young girl desperately trying to figure out if there's any place where she truly fits in"-- Provided by publisher.
WILL MY CAT EAT MY EYEBALLS? : BIG QUESTIONS FROM TINY MORTALS ABOUT DEATH
"Best-selling author and licensed mortician Caitlin Doughty answers real questions from kids about death, dead bodies, and decomposition. Every day, funeral director Caitlin Doughty receives dozens of questions about death. What would happen to an astronaut's body if it were pushed out of a space shuttle? Do people poop when they die? Can Grandma have a Viking funeral? In the tradition of Randall Munroe's What If?, Doughty's new book, Will My Cat Eat My Eyeballs?, blends her scientific understanding of the body and the intriguing history behind common misconceptions about corpses to offer factual, hilarious, and candid answers to thirty-five urgent questions posed by her youngest fans. Readers will learn what happens if you die on an airplane, the best soil for mummifying your dog, and whether or not you can preserve your friend's skull as a keepsake. Featuring illustrations from Dianne Ruz, Will My Cat Eat My Eyeballs? will delight anyone interested in the fascinating truth about what will happen (to our bodies) after we die"-- Provided by publisher.
THE WITCHES ARE COMING
by West, Lindy, author.
305.31 WES
"This is a witch hunt. We're witches, and we're hunting you. From the moment powerful men started falling to the #MeToo movement, the lamentations began: this is feminism gone too far, this is injustice, this is a witch hunt. In The Witches Are Coming, firebrand author of the New York Times bestselling memoir and now critically acclaimed Hulu TV series Shrill, Lindy West, turns that refrain on its head. You think this is a witch hunt? Fine. You've got one. In a laugh-out-loud, incisive cultural critique, West extolls the world-changing magic of truth, urging readers to reckon with dark lies in the heart of the American mythos, and unpacking the complicated, and sometimes tragic, politics of not being a white man in the 21st century. She tracks the misogyny and propaganda hidden (or not so hidden) in the media she and her peers devoured growing up, a buffet of distortions, delusions, prejudice, and outright bullsh*t that has allowed white male mediocrity to maintain a death grip on American culture and politics -- and that delivered us to this precarious, disorienting moment in history. West writes, "We were just a hair's breadth from electing America's first female president to succeed America's first black president. We weren't done, but we were doing it. And then, true to form -- like the Balrog's whip catching Gandalf by his little gray bootie, like the husband in a Lifetime movie hissing, 'If I can't have you, no one can' -- white American voters shoved an incompetent, racist con-man into the White House." We cannot understand how we got here -- how the land of the free became Trump's America -- without examining the chasm between who we are and who we think we are, without fact-checking the stories we tell ourselves about ourselves and each other. The truth can transform us there is witchcraft in it. Lindy West turns on the light."--provided by publisher.
WITH ALL DUE RESPECT : DEFENDING AMERICA WITH GRIT AND GRACE
by Haley, Nikki, 1972- author.
B HALEY
"A revealing, dramatic, deeply personal book about the most significant events of our time, written by the former United States Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley is widely admired for her forthright manner ("With all due respect, I don't get confused"), her sensitive approach to tragic events, and her confident representation of America's interests as our Ambassador to the United Nations during times of crisis and consequence. In this book, Haley offers a first-hand perspective on major national and international matters, as well as a behind-the-scenes account of her tenure in the Trump administration. This book reveals a woman who can hold her own-and better-in domestic and international power politics, a diplomat who is unafraid to take a principled stand even when it is unpopular, and a leader who seeks to bring Americans together in divisive times"-- Provided by publisher.
WOMEN ON FOOD : CHARLOTTE DRUCKMAN + 115 WRITERS, CHEFS, CRITICS, TELEVISION STARS, AND EATERS
Women on Food unites the radical, diverging female voices of the food industry in this urgent, moving, and often humorous collection of essays, interviews, questionnaires, illustrations, quotes, and ephemera. Edited by Charlotte Druckman and featuring esteemed food journalists and thinkers, including Soleil Ho, Nigella Lawson, Diana Henry, Carla Hall, Samin Nosrat, Rachael Ray, and many others, this compilation illuminates the notable and varied women who make up the food world. Exploring issues from the #MeToo movement, gender bias in division of labor and the workplace, and the underrepresentation of women of color in leadership, to cultural trends including food and travel shows, the intersection of fashion and food, and the evolution of food writing in the last few decades, Women on Food brings together food's most vital female voices.
THE WONDERS : THE EXTRAORDINARY PERFORMERS WHO TRANSFORMED THE VICTORIAN AGE
"On March 23, 1844, General Tom Thumb, just 25 inches tall, entered the Picture Gallery at Buckingham Palace and bowed low to Queen Victoria. On both sides of the Atlantic, this meeting marked a tipping point in the nineteenth century, and the age of the freak was born. Bewitching all levels of society, it was a world of curiosities and astonishing spectacle―of dwarfs, giants, bearded ladies, Siamese twins, and swaggering showmen. But the real stories―human dramas that so often eclipsed the fantasy presented on the stage―of the performing men, women and children, have been forgotten or marginalized in the histories of the very people who exploited them."--Dust jacket.
WORN ON THIS DAY : THE CLOTHES THAT MADE HISTORY
by Chrisman-Campbell, Kimberly, author.
391.009 CHR
This stunning visual guide is a journey of discovery through fashion's fascinating history, one day at a time. Beginning on January 1st and ending on December 31st, Worn On This Day looks at garments worn on monumental occasions across centuries, offering capsule fashion histories of everything from space suits to wedding gowns, Olympics uniforms, and armor. It creates thought-provoking juxtapositions, like Wallis Simpson's June wedding and Queen Elizabeth's June coronation, or the battered shoes Marie-Antoinette and a World Trade Center survivor wore to escape certain death, just a few calendar days apart. In every case there is a newsworthy narrative behind the garment, whether famous and glamorous or anonymous and humble. Prominent figures like Abraham Lincoln, Marilyn Monroe, and the Duchess of Cambridge are represented alongside ordinary people caught up in extraordinary events. Beautifully illustrated throughout, Worn On This Day presents a revelatory mash-up of styles, stories, and personalities.
WRITING "THE BIG BOOK" : THE CREATION OF A  A
by Schaberg, William H., author.
362.2928 SCH
"Alcoholics Anonymous is arguably the most significant self-help book published in the twentieth century. Released in 1939, the 'Big Book,' as its commonly known, has sold an estimated 37 million copies, been translated into seventy languages, and spawned numerous recovery communities around the world while remaining a vibrant plan for recovery from addiction in all its forms for millions of people. While there are many books about A.A. history, most rely on anecdotal stories told well after the fact by Bill Wilson and other early members-accounts that have proved to be woefully inaccurate at times. Writing the Big Book brings exhaustive research, academic discipline, and informed insight to the subject not seen since Ernest Kurtzs Not-God, published forty years ago. Focusing primarily on the eighteen months from October 1937, when a book was first proposed, and April 1939 when Alcoholics Anonymous was published, Schabergs history is based on eleven years of research into the wealth of 1930s documents currently preserved in several A.A. archives. Woven together into an exciting narrative, these real-time documents tell an almost week-by-week story of how the book was created, providing more than a few unexpected turns and surprising departures from the hallowed stories that have been so widely circulated about early A.A. history. Fast-paced, engaging, and contrary, Writing the Big Book presents a vivid picture of how early A.A. operated and grew and reveals many previously unreported details about the colorful cast of characters who were responsible for making that group so successful." -- Amazon.com.
THE ZOOKEEPERS
by Mohnhaupt, Jan, 1983- author.
590.7343 MOH

 

 

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