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THE 100 MOST JEWISH FOODS : A HIGHLY DEBATABLE LIST
With contributions from Ruth Reichl, Éric Ripert, Joan Nathan, Michael Solomonov, Dan Barber, Yotam Ottolenghi, Tom Colicchio, Maira Kalman, Melissa Clark, and many more! Tablet’s list of the 100 most Jewish foods is not about the most popular Jewish foods, or the tastiest, or even the most enduring. It’s a list of the most significant foods culturally and historically to the Jewish people, explored deeply with essays, recipes, stories, and context. Some of the dishes are no longer cooked at home, and some are not even dishes in the traditional sense (store-bought cereal and Stella D’oro cookies, for example). The entire list is up for debate, which is what makes this book so much fun. Many of the foods are delicious (such as babka and shakshuka). Others make us wonder how they’ve survived as long as they have (such as unhatched chicken eggs and jellied calves’ feet). As expected, many Jewish (and now universal) favorites like matzo balls, pickles, cheesecake, blintzes, and chopped liver make the list. The recipes are global and represent all contingencies of the Jewish experience. Contributors include Ruth Reichl, Éric Ripert, Joan Nathan, Michael Solomonov, Dan Barber, Gail Simmons, Yotam Ottolenghi, Tom Colicchio, Amanda Hesser and Merrill Stubbs, Maira Kalman, Action Bronson, Daphne Merkin, Shalom Auslander, Dr. Ruth Westheimer, and Phil Rosenthal, among many others. Presented in a gifty package, The 100 Most Jewish Foods is the perfect book to dip into, quote from, cook from, and launch a spirited debate.
AFTER THE MIRACLE : THE LASTING BROTHERHOOD OF THE
"The boys of summer of the 1969 'Miracle Mets,' this book brings together members of that team, including the author, and Mets' star player, Hall of Fame pitcher Tom Seaver, as they reminisce about what made that team great."
ALIENATED AMERICA : WHY SOME PLACES THRIVE WHILE OTHERS COLLAPSE
by Carney, Timothy P., 1978- author.
305.5 CAR
Examines the challenges facing modern America and offers a framework to lead the country out.
ALMANAC 2019 : HOT NEW SCIENCE, INCREDIBLE PHOTOGRAPHS, MAPS, FACTS, INFOGRAPHICS & MORE
Provides the latest information on a wide range of topics, including animals, culture, geography, the environment, history, and science.
AMERICA
by Nadell, Pamela Susan, author.
305.4889 NAD
"In a gripping historical narrative, Pamela S. Nadell weaves together the stories of a diverse group of extraordinary people—from the colonial-era matriarch Grace Nathan and her great-granddaughter, poet Emma Lazarus, to labor organizer Bessie Hillman and the great justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, to scores of other activists, workers, wives, and mothers who helped carve out a Jewish American identity.The twin threads binding these women together, she argues, are a strong sense of self and a resolute commitment to making the world a better place. Nadell recounts how Jewish women have been at the forefront of causes for centuries, fighting for suffrage, trade unions, civil rights, and feminism, and hoisting banners for Jewish rights around the world. Informed by shared values of America’s founding and Jewish identity, these women’s lives have left deep footprints in the history of the nation they call home." -- Provided by publisher.
AN AMERICAN  SUMMER : LOVE AND DEATH IN CHICAGO
by Kotlowitz, Alex, author.
364.15 KOT
The numbers are staggering: over the past twenty years in Chicago, 14,033 people have been killed and another roughly 60,000 wounded by gunfire. What does that do to the spirit of individuals and community? Drawing on his decades of experience, Alex Kotlowitz set out to chronicle one summer in the city, writing about individuals who have emerged from the violence and whose stories capture the capacity--and the breaking point--of the human heart and soul. The result is a spellbinding collection of deeply intimate profiles that upend what we think we know about gun violence in America. Among others, we meet a man who as a teenager killed a rival gang member and twenty years later is still trying to come to terms with what he's done a devoted school social worker struggling with her favorite student, who refuses to give evidence in the shooting death of his best friend the witness to a wrongful police shooting who can't shake what he has seen and an aging former gang leader who builds a place of refuge for himself and his friends. Applying the close-up, empathic reporting that made There Are No Children Here a modern classic, Kotlowitz offers a piercingly honest portrait of a city in turmoil. These sketches of those left standing will get into your bones. This one summer will stay with you.
THE ART OF ROCK PAINTING : TECHNIQUES, PROJECTS, AND IDEAS FOR EVERYONE
New painters wanted! No experience is necessary with Lin Wellfords instruction. Thousands have already discovered the thrill of turning rocks into works of art through Wellfords easy-to-follow tips. Her bestselling books have helped to awaken interest in modern rock painting. Grab a brush, find a stone, and get ready to rock! Experience the magic of this fun and exciting art activity.
AUTISM AND YOUR TEEN : TIPS AND STRATEGIES FOR THE JOURNEY TO ADULTHOOD
Offers scientifically validated guidance to help you raise your tween, teen, or young adult on the autism spectrum. The book contains advice for finding medical and psychiatric care, helping your teen learn executive functioning and social skills to navigate middle and high school, and talking to your teen about sexual development and activity.
BATCH COCKTAILS : MAKE-AHEAD DRINKS FOR EVERY OCCASION
by Hoffman, Maggie (Food and drink writer), author.
641.874 HOF
As anyone who has hosted a dinner party knows, cocktail hour is the most fun part of the evening for guests--but the most stressful for whomever is in charge of keeping the drinks flowing. The solution, though, is simple: batch it! In this fun collection, Maggie Hoffman offers 65 delicious and creative cocktails that you don't have to stir or shake to order rather, they are designed to stay fresh when made ahead and served out of a pitcher. Recipes such as Tongue in Cheek (gin, Meyer lemon, thyme, Cocchi Rosa), Friendly Fires (mezcal, chile vodka, watermelon, lime), Birds & Bees Punch (rum, cucumber, green tea, lemon), and even alcohol-free options are organized by flavor profile--herbal, boozy, bitter, fruity and tart, and so on--to make choosing and whipping up a perfect pitcher of cocktails a total breeze.
BE ANGRY
by Bstan-ʼdzin-rgya-mtsho, Dalai Lama XIV, 1935- author.
294.35 BST
Simple and accessible wisdom on how to use compassionate anger for social transformation.
BEING NEW YORK, BEING IRISH : REFLECTIONS ON TWENTY-FIVE YEARS OF IRISH AMERICA AND NEW YORK UNIVERSITY
New York University’s Glucksman Ireland House opened a quarter-century ago to foster the study of Ireland and Irish America. Alice McDermott writes about her son’s Irish awakening Colum McCann’s Joycean essay is a brilliant call to action in defence of immigrants and social justice Colm Tóibín’s first visit to New York coincided with the first St Patrick’s Day parade led by a woman Dan Barry reflects on Frank McCourt’s Angela’s Ashes and a new poem by Seamus Heaney written not long before his death. Through deeply personal essays, some of the best-known Irish writers on both sides of the Atlantic commemorate the House’s anniversary by examining what has changed, and what has not, in Irish and Irish-American culture, art, identity, and politics since 1993.
BIG IS BEAUTIFUL : DEBUNKING THE MYTH OF SMALL BUSINESS
by Atkinson, Robert D., author.
338 ATK
"In public discourse in the United States, small businesses are lauded as drivers of the economy and keys to economic growth, while "big business" is often vilified. Even in the face of evidence that larger firms are proven to be more likely to stimulate economic growth, American public policy favors small businesses through measures such as lowering taxes or regulatory requirements for firms under a certain number of employees. The authors trace the anti-big business sentiment back to its roots in the early founding of our nation. While the Jeffersonian ideal of every citizen being self-employed made sense for a pre-industrial agrarian society, changes in technology have led to significant economies of scale for big businesses. Now, we see that countries with more self-employed workers are also more likely to be in poverty (think of emerging economies where everyone is an entrepreneur, and compare it to the compensation and benefits packages available to employees of large firms in more advanced economies). Rather than simply taking the opposite view that "bigger is better," the authors argue that a modern capitalist society has room for businesses of all sizes and that we should not be privileging one type of business over another due to size alone, especially when our perception of who creates jobs and grows the economy does not track with reality"-- Provided by publisher.
THE CATALOGUE OF SHIPWRECKED BOOKS : CHRISTOPHER COLUMBUS, HIS SON, AND THE QUEST TO BUILD THE WORLD
Sorcerer's apprentice -- A language of pictures -- An atlas of the word -- Setting things in order.;"In this innovative work of history, Edward Wilson-Lee tells the extraordinary story of Hernando Colón, a singular visionary of the printing press-age who also happened to be Christopher Columbus’s illegitimate son. At the peak of the Age of Exploration, Hernando traveled with Columbus on his final voyage to the New World, a journey that ended in disaster, bloody mutiny, and shipwreck. After Columbus’s death in 1506, the eighteen-year-old Hernando sought to continue—and surpass—his father’s campaign to explore the boundaries of the known world by building a library that would collect everything ever printed: a vast holding organized by summaries and catalogues, the first ever search engine for the exploding diversity of written matter as the printing press proliferated across Europe." -- Provided by publisher.
CHANGE BY DESIGN : HOW DESIGN THINKING TRANSFORMS ORGANIZATIONS AND INSPIRES INNOVATION
The subject of "design thinking" is the rage at business schools, throughout corporations, and increasingly in the popular press--due in large part to work of IDEO, a leading design firm, and its celebrated CEO, Tim Brown, who uses this book to show how the techniques and strategies of design belong at every level of business.
CONTAINER GARDENER
"BBC Gardeners' World presenter Frances Tophill provides forty-one step-by-step projects for creative and sustainable container gardens. She covers a range of different planting schemes and types of container, from urns and troughs to chimney stacks and hanging baskets. Frances offers expert advice on what to grow and how to grow it, from bonsai, bulbs, and bamboo to tumbling and creeping plants and flowers"--Page 4 of cover.
CONVERSATIONAL MARKETING : HOW THE WORLD
Conversational Marketing is the definitive guide to generating better leads and closing more sales. Traditional sales and marketing methods have failed to keep pace with the way modern, internet-savvy consumers purchase goods and services. Modern messaging apps, which allow for real-time conversations and instant feedback, have transformed the way we interact in our personal and professional lives, yet most businesses still rely on 20th century technology to communicate with 21st century customers. Online forms, email inquiries, and follow-up sales calls don’t provide the immediacy that modern consumers expect. Conversational marketing and sales are part of a new methodology centered around real-time, one-on-one conversations with customers via chatbots and messaging. By allowing your business to communicate with customers in real time—when it’s most convenient for them—conversational marketing improves the customer experience, generates more leads, and helps you convert more leads into customers.
CROSBY, STILLS, NASH & YOUNG : THE WILD, DEFINITIVE SAGA OF ROCK
In Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young: The Wild, Definitive Saga of Rock's Greatest Supergroup, longtime music journalist and Rolling Stone writer David Browne presents the ultimate deep dive into rock and roll's most musical and turbulent brotherhood on the occasion of its 50th anniversary. Featuring exclusive interviews with David Crosby and Graham Nash along with band members, colleagues, fellow superstars, former managers, employees, and lovers-and with access to unreleased music and documents--Browne takes readers backstage and onstage, into the musicians' homes, recording studios, and psyches, to chronicle the creative and psychological ties that have bound these men together--and sometimes torn them apart. This is the sweeping story of rock's longest-running, most dysfunctional, yet pre-eminent musical family, delivered with the epic feel their story rightly deserves.
CRYPTOCURRENCY INVESTING
by Danial, Kiana, author.
332.4 DAN
DANCING WITH MERCE CUNNINGHAM
by Preger-Simon, Marianne, author.
792.8092 PRE
A buoyant, captivating memoir of a talented dancer's lifelong friendship with one of the choreographic geniuses of our time. Through her experiences in the Merce Cunningham Dance Company, Preger-Simon offers a rare account of exactly how Cunningham taught and interacted with his students.
DEEP MEDICINE : HOW ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE CAN MAKE HEALTHCARE HUMAN AGAIN
Medicine has become inhuman, to disastrous effect. The doctor-patient relationship--the heart of medicine--is broken: doctors are too distracted and overwhelmed to truly connect with their patients, and medical errors and misdiagnoses abound. In Deep Medicine, leading physician Eric Topol reveals how artificial intelligence can help. AI has the potential to transform everything doctors do, from notetaking and medical scans to diagnosis and treatment, greatly cutting down the cost of medicine and reducing human mortality. By freeing physicians from the tasks that interfere with human connection, AI will create space for the real healing that takes place between a doctor who can listen and a patient who needs to be heard. Innovative, provocative, and hopeful, Deep Medicine shows us how the awesome power of AI can make medicine better, for all the humans involved.
AN ELEGANT DEFENSE : THE EXTRAORDINARY NEW SCIENCE OF THE IMMUNE SYSTEM : A TALE IN FOUR LIVES
"A groundbreaking narrative exploration of the human immune system--the key to human health and longevity--from the Pulitzer Prize-winning New York Times journalist and acclaimed author of A Deadly Wandering"-- Provided by publisher.
ELEMENTS OF FAMILY STYLE : ELEGANT SPACES FOR EVERYDAY LIFE
Loved by her readers for her chic interior designs and frank and funny revelations about life behind the scenes of her picture-perfect blog, bestselling author and designer Erin Gates presents a new book about how to live stylishly amidst the chaos of daily family life. Throughout her career designing homes for families of all kinds all over the country, Erin has always maintained that living with children and pets does not mean that you have to forego nice things. This uniquely personal and practical guide will explain how to create a home that makes you proud and reflects your own style while also being durable, safe, and comfortable for children. It focuses on the spaces families share, those that are dedicated to the kids, and the oft-forgotten retreats for parents. Erin combines honest design advice and gorgeous inspirational photographs with engaging and intimate personal essays about life lessons learned the hard way while struggling with infertility and becoming a mother, managing a business, overseeing her own home renovation, and finding time for her marriage. She’ll share how to store toys so that shared spaces don’t look like a kindergarten, the expensive-looking fabrics that will stand up to a marauding toddler with sticky hands, nursery looks that go beyond blue and pink, and furniture that does not have to be stored during the baby-proofing years. She also showcases the work of other designers she loves who surround parents, children, and their pets with comfort and beauty. Like a best friend who has a knack for style and a taste for fun, Erin opens her front door and invites you into her life and all of its beautiful imperfection.
THE EMPIRE AND THE FIVE KINGS : AMERICA
The United States was once the hope of the world, a beacon of freedom and the defender of liberal democracy. Nations and peoples on all continents looked to America to stand up for the values that created the Western world, and to oppose autocracy and repression. Even when America did not live up to its ideals, it still recognized their importance, at home and abroad. But as Bernard-Henri Lévy lays bare in this powerful and disturbing analysis of the world today, America is retreating from its traditional leadership role, and in its place have come five ambitious powers, former empires eager to assert their primacy and influence. Lévy shows how these five—Russia, China, Turkey, Iran, and Sunni radical Islamism—are taking steps to undermine the liberal values that have been a hallmark of Western civilization.
THE END OF THE MYTH : FROM THE FRONTIER TO THE BORDER WALL IN THE MIND OF AMERICA
"From a Pulitzer Prize finalist, a new and eye-opening interpretation of the meaning of the frontier, from early westward expansion to Trump's border wall. Ever since this nation's inception, the idea of an open and ever-expanding frontier has been central to American identity. Symbolizing a future of endless promise, it was the foundation of the United States' belief in itself as an exceptional nation--democratic, individualistic, forward-looking. Today, though, America has a new symbol: the border wall. In The End of the Myth, acclaimed historian Greg Grandin explores the meaning of the frontier throughout the full sweep of U.S. history--from the American Revolution to the War of 1898, the New Deal to the election of 2016. For centuries, he shows, America's constant expansion--fighting wars and opening markets--served as a "gate of escape," helping to deflect domestic political and economic conflicts outward. But this deflection meant that the country's problems, from racism to inequality, were never confronted directly. And now, the combined catastrophe of the 2008 financial meltdown and our unwinnable wars in the Middle East have slammed this gate shut, bringing political passions that had long been directed elsewhere back home. It is this new reality, Grandin says, that explains the rise of reactionary populism and racist nationalism, the extreme anger and polarization that catapulted Trump to the presidency. The border wall may or may not be built, but it will survive as a rallying point, an allegorical tombstone marking the end of American exceptionalism"-- Provided by publisher.
ERA OF IGNITION : COMING OF AGE IN A TIME OF RAGE AND REVOLUTION
"A passionate manifesto with personal stories, anecdotes, and opinions from the front lines of modern American womanhood from actor, filmmaker, and activist Amber Tamblyn"-- Provided by publisher.
FIRST : SANDRA DAY O
by Thomas, Evan, 1951-, author.
B OCONNOR
"Based on exclusive interviews and access to the Supreme Court archives, this is the intimate, inspiring, and authoritative biography of America's first female Justice, Sandra Day O'Connor" -- Provided by publisher.
FROM FIRE, BY WATER : MY JOURNEY TO THE CATHOLIC FAITH
by Ahmari, Sohrab, author.
B AHMARI
"Sohrab Ahmari was a teenager living under the Iranian ayatollahs when he decided that there is no God. Nearly two decades later, he would be received into the Roman Catholic Church. In From Fire, By Water, he recounts this unlikely passage, from the strident Marxism and atheism of a youth misspent on both sides of the Atlantic to a moral and spiritual awakening prompted by the Mass. At once a young intellectual's finely crafted self-portrait and a life story at the intersection of the great ideas and events of our time, the book marks the debut of a compelling new Catholic voice."-- jacket.
FROM MONK TO MONEY MANAGER : A FORMER MONK
Build a better financial future for yourself and the world. Former monk turned financial advisor, Doug Lynam, shares the rules of money management that will change your approach to earning, saving, and investing. From Monk to Money Manager is an entertaining and self-deprecating journey through Lynam’s relationship with the almighty dollar—his childhood in a rich family, the long-haired hippie days running away from materialism, time in the Marine Corps looking for selfless service, and his twenty years in the monastery under a vow of poverty that led to his current profession as a financial advisor. In this unique look at wealth from a spiritual perspective, Lynam shares his belief that God doesn’t expect us to live in poverty. The truth is, we need financial peace so we can help others. When money becomes a part of our spiritual practice, used in love and service, it can bring us closer to our highest spiritual ideals. With humor and humility, Lynam uses stories told through the lens of his own money mistakes, and those of counseling clients, to understand how our attitudes about money hold us back. He also provides clear, step-by-step guidance on how to grow a little bit wealthy. His insights include how to build a compassionate relationship to our finances some of the good, bad, and ugly truths about money and the tricks to unlocking financial freedom.
FUNNY MAN : MEL BROOKS
by McGilligan, Patrick, author.
B BROOKS
"A biography of a comic legend traces his life and career—from his childhood in Williamsburg tenements to becoming an actor, writer, and director responsible for such comedy classics as The Producers, Blazing Saddles, and Young Frankenstein." -- Provided by publisher.
GIRL, STOP APOLOGIZING : A SHAME-FREE PLAN FOR EMBRACING AND ACHIEVING YOUR GOALS
"Having been taught to define themselves in light of other people—whether as wife, mother, daughter, friend, or team member—many women have forgotten who they are and what they were meant to be. In Girl, Stop Apologizing, entrepreneur and online personality (TheChicSite.com) Rachel Hollis encourages women to own their hopes, desires, and goals and reminds them they don’t need permission to want more. With a call to women everywhere to stop talking themselves out of their dreams, Hollis identifies the excuses to let go of, the behaviors to adopt, and the skills to acquire on the path to growth, confidence, and the biggest possible version of their lives." -- Provided by publisher.
THE GOSPEL OF ASTONISHMENT : THE ASTONISHINGLY CRAZY UNBELIEVABLE JAW DROPPING GOBSMACKING SHOCKINGLY SPECTACULAR EXQUISITELY BEAUTIFUL TRUTH ABOUT THE NATURE OF REALITY
The secret truth about reality that scientists are afraid to talk about is that you are made of the same stuff as dreams. Quantum physics proves that you are actually immortal consciousness, lost in a compelling illusion, pretending to be a solid dying thing. It’s time to wake up and come home!--Amazon.com
HAUSMAGICK : TRANSFORM YOUR HOME WITH WITCHCRAFT
by Feldmann, Erica, 1982- author.
133.43 FEL
"Harness the power of magic to create a beautiful, healing living space with this unique illustrated guide from the founder of HausWitch, the popular Salem, Massachusetts, store and online lifestyle brand. Anyone looking to put together their ideal home—full of beauty, comfort, protection, and positive energy—will gravitate to HausMagick, a simple and striking modern handbook for using witchcraft to bring divine wellbeing into every dwelling. Author and HausWitch founder Erica Feldmann teaches you how to transform any space into a sacred sanctuary using the principles of the HausWitch brand, which brings together earth magic, meditation, herbalism, self-awareness, tarot, astrology, feminist spirituality, and interior decoration. " -- Provided by publisher.
HOLLYWOOD GODFATHER : MY LIFE IN THE MOVIES AND THE MOB
by Russo, Gianni, 1943- author.
B RUSSO
Gianni Russo was a 25-year-old mobster with no acting experience when he walked onto the set of The Godfather - He played Carlo Rizzi, husband of Connie Corleone, who set her brother Sonny—played by James Caan—up for a hit. Russo didn't have to act—he knew the mob from his childhood in Little Italy, where Mafia legend Frank Costello took him under his wing, to acting as a messenger for New Orleans mob boss Carlos Marcello during the Kennedy assassination, to having to go on the lam after killing a member of the Colombian drug cartel. Along the way, Russo befriended Frank Sinatra, who became his son's godfather, and Marlon Brando, who mentored his career as an actor. Russo had passionate affairs with Marilyn Monroe, Liza Minelli, and scores of other celebrities. He went on to become a producer and starred in many other films. Hollywood Godfather is a no-holds-barred account of a life filled with violence, glamour, sex—and fun. --Adapted from publisher description.
HOW TO KNOW THE BIRDS : THE ART & ADVENTURE OF BIRDING
by Floyd, Ted, 1968- author.
598.0720 FLO
How to Know the Birds introduces a new, holistic approach to bird-watching, by noting how behaviors, settings, and seasonal cycles connect with shape, song, color, gender, age distinctions, and other features traditionally used to identify species. With short essays on 200 observable species, expert author Ted Floyd guides us through a year of becoming a better birder, each species representing another useful lesson: from explaining scientific nomenclature to noting how plumage changes with age, from chronicling migration patterns to noting hatchling habits. Dozens of endearing pencil sketches accompany Floyd's charming prose, making this book a unique blend of narrative and field guide. A pleasure for birders of all ages, this witty book promises solid lessons for the beginner and smiles of recognition for the seasoned nature lover. -- Amazon description.
I THINK YOU
Two friends on opposite sides of the aisle provide a practical guide to grace-filled political conversation while challenging readers to put relationship before policy and understanding before argument.
THE IMPOSSIBLE CLIMB : ALEX HONNOLD, EL CAPITAN, AND THE CLIMBING LIFE
"One slip, one false move, one missed toehold, and you're dead. Alex Honnold, the #1 free solo climber in the world, chose the route known as Freerider on Yosemite's El Capitan, a series of pitches so hard that it's newsworthy when someone free climbs it with a rope. No one had ever 'free soloed' it before only a few people have ever even contemplated it. That four-hour climb on June 3, 2017, was, simply, one of the boldest feats in human history. At the same time, it was almost unbearable to watch--as Mark Synnott did"-- Provided by publisher.
THE INCOMPLETE BOOK OF RUNNING
by Sagal, Peter, author.
796.42 SAG
The author, the host of NPR's "Wait Wait ... Don't Tell Me!" and columnist for "Runner's World," shares stories, advice, lessons, and warnings from his experiences.
INHERITANCE : A MEMOIR OF GENEALOGY, PATERNITY, AND LOVE
by Shapiro, Dani, author.
B SHAPIRO
"The author describes her staggering discovery that her father was not her biological father, tracing her efforts to uncover the truth from a half-century of family secrets to reestablish her sense of identity." -- Provided by publisher.
INSTAGRAM POWER : BUILD YOUR BRAND AND REACH MORE CUSTOMERS WITH VISUAL INFLUENCE
Build your business on Instagram - today's hottest social media platform While other social sites are declining in popularity, Instagram is hotter than ever―and shows no signs of cooling off any time soon. But it's not just users that are flocking to the site, marketers love it too. With more features and marketing capabilities than ever, Instagram is a channel that smart marketers can't afford to avoid. Filled with proven strategies from leading Instagram experts this updated edition of Instagram Power walks you through the steps of setting up your account, actionable monetization methods you can use, and how to integrate the social media platform into your complete marketing approach. With 15 new chapter subsections and revisions throughout, the book shows you how to leverage all the new features, including Insights, IGTV, Shop-able Posts, Stories, and Instagram Ads. If you're serious about marketing, you need to tap into the power of the world's most popular photo-sharing platform. This guide offers a road map to achieving Instagram marketing success.
KEEPING HOUSE : CREATING SPACES FOR SANCTUARY AND CELEBRATION
We all desire a space that feels authentically our own: somewhere we can curl up with a cup of tea or host a dinner party for our nearest and dearest. But many of us treat our living situations as temporary. Homemaking is something we will do 'one day' - perhaps when we are no longer renting, when we have a larger budget, or when the kids are a bit older. But it doesn't have to be that way. Keeping House shows how you can start making the most of what you've got right now - and that it doesn't have to cost the earth. Interior decorator Emma Blomfield, author of Home, shares her tips on how to style and maintain every room in your house to achieve a state of meaningful living, and to decorate and connect with guests through beautiful events.This is your guide to creating the life that you want in the space that you have, no matter where that may be.
KUSHNER, INC  : GREED, AMBITION, CORRUPTION : THE EXTRAORDINARY STORY OF JARED KUSHNER AND IVANKA TRUMP
The investigative journalist and best-selling author of The Liar's Ball traces the controversial rise of Jared Kushner and Ivanka Trump, exploring their personal lives, relationships and agendas to offer cautionary insights into their toxic political influence.
THE LADY FROM THE BLACK LAGOON : HOLLYWOOD MONSTERS AND THE LOST LEGACY OF MILICENT PATRICK
Mallory O'Meara uncovers the life and work of Milicent Patrick, one of Disney's first female animators and the only woman in history to create one of Hollywood's classic movie monsters. O'Meara discovered that Patrick's contribution had been claimed by a jealous male colleague, and she soon after had disappeared from film history. O'Meara set out to right the wrong, and in the process discovered the full, fascinating story of an ambitious, artistic woman ahead of her time.
THE LEAGUE OF WIVES : THE UNTOLD STORY OF THE WOMEN WHO TOOK ON THE U S  GOVERNMENT TO BRING THEIR HUSBANDS HOME
"The true story of the fierce band of women who battled Washington--and Hanoi--to bring their husbands home from the jungles of Vietnam. On February 12, 1973, one hundred and fifteen men who, just six years earlier, had been high flying Navy and Air Force pilots, shuffled, limped, or were carried off a huge military transport plane at Clark Air Base in the Philippines. These American servicemen had endured years of brutal torture, kept shackled and starving in solitary confinement, in rat-infested, mosquito-laden prisons, the worst of which was The Hanoi Hilton. Months later, the first Vietnam POWs to return home would learn that their rescuers were their wives, a group of women that included Jane Denton, Sybil Stockdale, Louise Mulligan, Andrea Rander, Phyllis Galanti, and Helene Knapp. These women, who formed The National League of Families, would never have called themselves "feminists," but they had become the POW and MIAs most fervent advocates, going to extraordinary lengths to facilitate their husbands' freedom--and to account for missing military men--by relentlessly lobbying government leaders, conducting a savvy media campaign, conducting covert meetings with antiwar activists, most astonishingly, helping to code secret letters to their imprisoned husbands. In a page-turning work of narrative non-fiction, Heath Hardage Lee tells the story of these remarkable women for the first time in The League of Wives."--Biography.
THE LEGACY OF ANNE FRANK
by Perry, Gillian Walnes, author.
940.5318 PER
LIFE IS A MARATHON : A MEMOIR OF LOVE AND ENDURANCE
by Fitzgerald, Matt, author.
796.4252 FIT
"Step after step for 26.2 miles, hundreds of thousands of people run marathons. But why–what compels people past pain, lost toenails, 5.30 am start times, The Wall? Sports writer Matt Fitzgerald set out to run eight marathons in eight weeks across the country to answer that question. At each race, he meets an array of runners, from first timers, to dad-daughter teams and spouses, to people who’d been running for decades, and asks them what keeps them running. But there is another deeply personal part to Matt’s journey: his own relationship to the sport–and how it helped him overcome his own struggles and cope with his wife Nataki’s severe bipolar disorder"-- Publisher's description.
LIVING FLORAL : ENTERTAINING AND DECORATING WITH FLOWERS
by Shaw, Margot, author.
745.92 SHA
"For this inspirational, yet instructive, book Shaw presents portraits of top tastemakers at home who share their joy of flowers. From interior designers Charlotte Moss, Suzanne Rheinstein, and Bunny Williams, and event designer Tara Guerard to floral and garden experts Sybil Sylvester and P. Allen Smith and culinary consultant Alex Hitz, these luminaries impart their personal botanical point of view. They show how to incorporate flowers in home decor and present numerous ways to entertain with flair. Interior designers illustrate how eclectic furnishings work well with floral and botanical accents in fabric, wallpaper, artwork, and accessories to shape chic indoor spaces. We will learn how traditionalists and modernists put together an attractive table for example, by mixing heirloom silver with simple white china and bright flowers arranged in everyday glass containers. This gorgeously photographed book concludes with a primer on such topics as extending the life of fresh-cut flowers and assembling a table runner of charming blooms. Living Floral is a must-have for flower and interior design enthusiasts, as well as home gardeners."--Amazon.com.
LONG ISLAND RAIL ROAD TRACKSIDE WITH MATT HERSON
by Boland, Mike, author.
385.0974 BOL
LONG LIVE THE TRIBE OF FATHERLESS GIRLS : A MEMOIR
by Madden, T Kira, author.
B MADDEN
"The acclaimed literary essayist T Kira Madden's raw and redemptive debut is a memoir about coming of age as a queer, biracial teenager within the fierce contradictions of Boca Raton, Florida, a place where cult-like privilege, shocking social and racial disparities, rampant white-collar crime, and powerfully destructive standards of beauty hide in plain sight. As a child in Florida, T Kira Madden lived a life of extravagance--from her exclusive private school to her equestrian trophies and designer shoes, she had plenty to envy. But beneath the surface, life in "the rat's mouth" of Boca Raton was dangerous. Left to her own devices as both parents battled drug addiction, Kira navigated the perils of coming of age too quickly, and without guidance--oblivious parents and misguided babysitters at home, tormentors at school, sexual predators at the mall, and the confused, often destructive, desperately loving friendship of fatherless girls. With unflinching honesty and moving, lyrical prose, and spanning from 1960's Hawai'i to the nip and tuck rooms of 1990s Florida to the present-day struggle of a young woman in a culture of harassment, Long Live the Tribe of Fatherless Girls is the story of families both lost and found, unmade and rebuilt, crooked and beautiful" -- Provided by publisher.
LOVE AND RESISTANCE : OUT OF THE CLOSET INTO THE STONEWALL ERA
A ragtag group of women protesting behind a police line in the rain. A face in a crowd holding a sign that says, “Hi Mom, Guess What!” at an LGBT rights rally. Two lovers kissing under a tree. These indelible images are among the thousands housed in the New York Public Library’s archive of photographs of 1960s and ’70s LGBTQ history from photojournalists Kay Tobin Lahusen and Diana Davies. Lahusen is a pioneering photojournalist who captured pivotal moments in the LGBTQ civil rights movement. Davies, in turn, is one of the most important photojournalists who documented gay, lesbian, and trans liberation, as well as civil rights, feminist, and antiwar movements. This powerful collection―which captures the energy, humor, and humanity of the groundbreaking protests that surrounded the Stonewall Riots―celebrates the diversity of the LGBTQ rights movement, both in the subjects of the photos and by presenting Lahusen and Davies’ distinctive work and perspectives in conversation with each other. A preface, captions, and part introductions from curator Jason Baumann provide illuminating historical context. And an introduction from Roxane Gay, best-selling author of Hunger, speaks to the continued importance of these iconic photos of resistance.
LOVE POEMS : (FOR MARRIED PEOPLE)
by Kenney, John, 1962- author.
811.6 KENNEY
"Based on his wildly popular New Yorker piece, Thurber Prize-winner John Kenney presents a hilarious collection of love poems for, well, married people"-- Provided by publisher.
MADAME FOURCADE
"Tells the true story of the woman who headed the largest spy network in occupied France during World War II, who was captured twice by the Nazis and managed to escape both times while keeping her network together." -- Provided by publisher.
MAMA
by Waal, F. B. M. de (Frans B. M.), 1948- author, photographer, illustrator.
599.885 DEW
A whirlwind tour of new ideas and findings about animal emotions, based on De Waal's renowned studies of the social and emotional lives of chimpanzees, bonobos, and other primates. De Waal discusses facial expressions, animal sentience and consciousness, Mama's life and death, the emotional side of human politics, and the illusion of free will. He distinguishes between emotions and feelings, all the while emphasizing the continuity between our species and other species. And he makes the radical proposal that emotions are like organs: we don't have a single organ that other animals don't have, and the same is true for our emotions -- Adapted from publisher's description.
MANUAL FOR SURVIVAL : A CHERNOBYL GUIDE TO THE FUTURE
by Brown, Kate (Kathryn L.), author.
363.1799 BRO
"Reveals how international scientists and diplomats tried to downplay the radioactive environmental and health consequences of the accident at Chernobyl by highlighting only the low number of deaths and minimizing the birth defects and cancers tied to it years afterward."-- Provided by publisher.
MEN OF AIR : THE COURAGE AND SACRIFICE OF BOMBER COMMAND IN WORLD WAR II
The story of the everyday heroism of British bomber crews in 1944 -- the turning point year in Bomber Command's war against Germany.
MILLIONAIRE SUCCESS HABITS : THE GATEWAY TO WEALTH & PROSPERITY
Millionaire Success Habits is a book designed with one purpose in mind: to take you from where you are in life to where you want to be in life by incorporating easy-to-implement "Success Habits" into your daily routine. Legendary business coach Dean Graziosi has broken down the walls of complexity around success and created simple success recipes that you can quickly put to use in your life to reach the level of wealth and abundance you desire. This book is not about adding more time to your day. It is about replacing those things that are not serving your future with success habits designed specifically to assist you on your journey to a better you. In these pages, you'll: * Drill down deep to identify your "why"--the true purpose that drives you and the real reason you want to prosper, * Expose and overcome the "villain within" that's holding you back, * Unlock the single biggest secret to being productive (it's probably not what you think), * Believe in your own massive potential--so you can make it a reality, * Use Dean's 30-day Better Life Challenge to catapult you into your new life. Now updated with brand-new chapters on productivity and mastering the art of achievement, Millionaire Success Habits gives you the tools you need to radically reshape your daily routine and open new doors to prosperity.
MOSTLY SUNNY : HOW I LEARNED TO KEEP SMILING THROUGH THE RAINIEST DAYS
The "Fox & Friends" meteorologist discusses her marriage to a 9/11 firefighter, her battle with multiple sclerosis, and the impact of sexism on her career, revealing the strength of deliberate optimism in the face of any challenge.
MURDER BY THE BOOK : THE CRIME THAT SHOCKED DICKENS
by Harman, Claire, author.
364.1523 HAR
"From the prize-winning biographer--the fascinating, little-known story of a Victorian-era murder that rocked literary London, leading Charles Dickens, William Thackeray, and Queen Victoria herself to wonder: can a novel kill? In May 1840, Lord William Russell, well known in London's highest social circles, was found with his throat cut. The brutal murder had the whole city talking. The police suspected Russell's valet, Courvoisier, but the evidence was weak. And the missing clue lay in the unlikeliest place: what Courvoisier had been reading. In the years just before the murder, new printing methods had made books cheap and abundant, the novel form was on the rise, and suddenly everyone was reading. The best-selling titles were the most sensational true-crime stories. Even Dickens and Thackeray, both at the beginning of their careers, fell under the spell of these tales--Dickens publicly admiring them, Thackeray rejecting them. One such phenomenon was William Harrison Ainsworth's Jack Sheppard, the story of an unrepentant criminal who escaped the gallows time and again. When Courvoisier finally confessed his guilt, he would cite this novel in his defense. Murder By the Book combines the thrilling true-crime story with a illuminating account of the rise of the novel form and the battle for its early soul between the most famous writers of the time. It is a superbly researched, vividly written, fascinating read from first to last"-- Provided by publisher.
NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC COMPLETE GUIDE TO PET HEALTH, BEHAVIOR, AND HAPPINESS : THE VETERINARIAN
"Combining first aid, medical reference, and tips and tricks of the trade, here is your go-to-guide for at-home animal care, focusing on dogs, cats, rabbits, birds, and more! Building on more than two decades of veterinary experience, Dr. Gary Weitzman covers topics including upset stomachs, house training, physical ailments and behavior tips. The president and CEO of the San Diego Humane Society and former co-host of the weekly NPR show The Animal House, 'Dr. Gary' brings a wealth of experience to essential veterinary questions, revealing basic first-aid techniques, when a trip to the vet is necessary, dietary recommendations, simple training techniques, necessary supplies, essential behavior cues, and much more."-- Publisher's website.
NEW YORK IN BLOOM
by Lane, Georgianna, author.
712.6 LAN
OUTER ORDER, INNER CALM : DECLUTTER & ORGANIZE TO MAKE MORE ROOM FOR HAPPINESS
The best-selling author of The Four Tendencies and The Happiness Project reveals the link between external order and inner calm, listing more than 150 customizable ideas for minimizing clutter to promote better productivity, creativity and energy.
OUTSIDERS : FIVE WOMEN WRITERS WHO CHANGED THE WORLD
by Gordon, Lyndall, author.
820.9 GOR
Mary Shelley, Emily Brontë, George Eliot, Olive Schreiner and Virginia Woolf: they all wrote dazzling books that forever changed the way we see history. In "Outsiders", award-winning biographer Lyndall Gordon shows how these five novelists shared more than talent. In a time when a woman's reputation was her security, each of these women lost hers. They were unconstrained by convention, writing against the grain of their contemporaries, prophetically imagining a different future. We have long known the individual greatness of each of these writers, but in linking their creativity to their lives as outcasts, Gordon throws new light on the genius they share. All five lost their mothers in childbirth or at a young age. With no female role model present, they learned from books - and sometimes from an enlightened mentor. Crucially, each had to imagine what a woman could be in order to invent a voice of her own. The passion in their own lives infused their fiction. Writing with passionate intelligence of her own, Gordon reveals that these renegade writers inspired a new breed of women who wished to change a world locked in war, violence, exploitation and sexual abuse. Gordon's biographies have always shown the indelible connection between life and art: an intuitive, exciting and revealing approach that has been highly praised. In "Outsiders", she crafts nuanced portraits of Shelley, Brontë, Eliot, Schreiner and Woolf, naming each of these writers as prodigy, visionary, 'outlaw,' orator and explorer, and shows how they came, they saw and they left us changed. Today, following the tsunami of women's protest at wide-spread abuse, we do more than read them we listen and live with their astonishing bravery and eloquence. -- inside cover.
PARKLAND : BIRTH OF A MOVEMENT
by Cullen, Dave, 1961- author.
371.782 CUL
Offers an account of the extraordinary teenage survivors of Parkland who became activists and pushed back against the NRA and Congressional leaders, inspiring millions of Americans to join their grassroots #neveragain movement.
THE PATH MADE CLEAR : DISCOVERING YOUR LIFE
"The award-winning global media leader and philanthropist offers a guide for identifying one's purpose and creating a framework for a life that is both successful and meaningful, sharing inspirational quotes by some of today's most influential cultural figures."-- Provided by publisher.
THE PERFECT PREDATOR : A SCIENTIST
Describes how, when her husband is sickened by one of the most dangerous, antibiotic-resistant bacteria in the world, the author researched phage therapy, found allies in that research field, and desperately attempted to save his life.
PLANNING FOR EVERYTHING : THE DESIGN OF PATHS AND GOALS
by Morville, Peter, author.
158.1 MOR
We can't predict the future, yet we do it all the time. We organize projects, events, days, weeks, and years. We plan to buy a home, build a career, travel, get married, raise children, teach a class, retire, or get in shape. Our ability to model the world as it is and might be is a gift, but mental time travel is also really hard. Fortunately, since planning is a skill, everyone from playful improviser to rigorous planner can greatly improve, if they are ready to learn. If you hate planning, you're doing it wrong. The uncertainty of change makes us crave chaos or control, but it's as dangerous to be rigid as it is to move fast and break things. To organize the future, we will find better habits and beliefs, because happiness is a prediction, and it's also the freedom you'll feel upon realizing there is no one right way to plan. -- modified back cover.
QUICK PREP COOKING WITH YOUR INSTANT POT : 75 BIG-FLAVOR DISHES THAT REQUIRE MINIMAL WORK
Flavor-forward, fuss-free meals come together effortlessly with this indispensable guide to creating restaurant-quality dishes with your multi-cooker. From Lemon-Paprika Smothered Pork Chops to Lobster Fettuccini, each fresh and time-saving recipe in this versatile collection requires just 15 minutes or less of prep work, so you can enjoy satisfying, gourmet flavors on even the busiest weeknights.--p. 4 of cover.
RAY BOLGER : MORE THAN A SCARECROW
by Van Leuven, Holly, author.
B BOLGER
Best remembered for his role as the Scarecrow in the 1939 MGM musical The Wizard of Oz, Ray Bolger led a rich and extraordinary career in the decade before and more than four decades after the creation of the film. Ray Bolger: More Than a Scarecrow is the first biography of this classic American entertainer, covering the luminous and forgotten career of the eccentric dancer outside of his burlap mask. The product of a fragmented, working-class Boston Irish family, Bolger learned tap and eccentric dance steps as solace for a difficult life before running away to repertory theater and Vaudeville. From there, he would go on to become a Broadway star, a contract player at Hollywood's major studios, one of the first performers to tour the South Pacific for the USO, a Tony Award winner, an early sitcom star, and the opening headliner of the Sahara Hotel in Las Vegas. Using unprecedented access to Bolger's papers and many never-before-published photographs, Ray Bolger: More Than a Scarecrow pieces together the lost story of an itinerant hoofer who survived and thrived during the major media changes of the twentieth century and established himself as a staple of American pop culture.
THE RIGHT SIDE OF HISTORY : HOW REASON AND MORAL PURPOSE MADE THE WEST GREAT
An outspoken conservative commentator considers the state of the West today, asking why, if American lives have never been better than at any other time in history, the United States' political, social, and economic situation is beginning to erode.
RUNNING HOME : A MEMOIR
by Arnold, Katie author.
B ARNOLD
For more than a decade, Katie Arnold chased adventure around the world, reporting on extreme athletes who performed outlandish feats—walking high lines a thousand feet off the ground without a harness, or running one hundred miles through the night. She wrote her stories by living them, until eventually life on the thin edge of risk began to seem normal. After she married, Katie and her husband vowed to raise their daughters to be adventurous, too, in the mountains and canyons of New Mexico. But when her father died of cancer, she was forced to confront her own mortality. His death was cataclysmic, unleashing a perfect storm of grief and anxiety. She and her father, an enigmatic photographer for National Geographic, had always been kindred spirits. He introduced her to the outdoors and took her camping and on bicycle trips and down rivers, and taught her to find solace and courage in the natural world. And it was he who encouraged her to run her first race when she was seven years old. Now nearly paralyzed by fear and terrified she was dying, too, she turned to the thing that had always made her feel most alive: running. Over the course of three tumultuous years, she ran alone through the wilderness, logging longer and longer distances, first a 50-kilometer ultramarathon, then 50 miles, then 100 kilometers. She ran to heal her grief, to outpace her worry that she wouldn’t live to raise her own daughters. She ran to find strength in her weakness. She ran to remember and to forget. She ran to live. Ultrarunning tests the limits of human endurance over seemingly inhuman distances, and as she clocked miles across mesas and mountains, Katie learned to tolerate pain and discomfort, and face her fears of uncertainty, vulnerability, and even death itself. As she ran, she found herself peeling back the layers of her relationship with her father, discovering that much of what she thought she knew about him, and her own past, was wrong. Running Home is a memoir about the stories we tell ourselves to make sense
SAVING FIRE ISLAND FROM ROBERT MOSES : THE FIGHT FOR A NATIONAL SEASHORE
With its unspoiled, tranquil shorelines, Fire Island has been an oasis for vacationers for more than 150 years. To the polarizing "master builder" Robert Moses, its coastline was ripe for the construction of an Ocean Parkway extension. Standing up to those ambitions were the seventeen individualistic communities of Fire Island, unified in their love for their sun-washed sandy beaches. To maintain a traditional way of life with limited access to motor vehicles, the community began the fight for federal protection through the creation of the Fire Island National Seashore. Author Christopher Verga presents this triumphant struggle against the Goliath of twentieth-century New York development.--p. 4 of cover.
SAY NOTHING : A TRUE STORY OF MURDER AND MEMORY IN NORTHERN IRELAND
by Keefe, Patrick Radden, 1976- author.
364.1523 KEE
"A stunning, intricate narrative about a notorious killing in Northern Ireland and its devastating repercussions. In December 1972, Jean McConville, a thirty-eight-year-old mother of ten, was dragged from her Belfast home by masked intruders, her children clinging to her legs. They never saw her again. Her abduction was one of the most notorious episodes of the vicious conflict known as The Troubles. Everyone in the neighborhood knew the I.R.A. was responsible. But in a climate of fear and paranoia, no one would speak of it. In 2003, five years after an accord brought an uneasy peace to Northern Ireland, a set of human bones was discovered on a beach. McConville's children knew it was their mother when they were told a blue safety pin was attached to the dress." -- Provided by publisher.
THE SCAR : A PERSONAL HISTORY OF DEPRESSION AND RECOVERY
At the age of twenty-seven, married, living in New York, and working in book design, Mary Cregan gives birth to her first child, a daughter she names Anna. But it’s apparent that something is terribly wrong, and two days later, Anna dies—plunging Cregan into suicidal despair. Decades later, sustained by her work, a second marriage, and a son, Cregan reflects on this pivotal experience and attempts to make sense of it. She weaves together literature and research with details from her own ordeal—and the still visible scar of her suicide attempt—while also considering her life as part of the larger history of our understanding of depression. In fearless, candid prose, Cregan examines her psychotherapy alongside early treatments of melancholia, weighs the benefits of shock treatment against its terrifying pop culture depictions, explores the controversy around antidepressants and how little we know about them—even as she acknowledges that the medication saved her life—and sifts through the history of the hospital where her recovery began. Perceptive, intimate, and elegantly written, The Scar vividly depicts the pain and ongoing stigma of clinical depression, giving greater insight into its management and offering hope for those who are suffering.
SEA PEOPLE : THE PUZZLE OF POLYNESIA
by Thompson, Christina, 1959- author.
305.8994 THO
For more than a millennium, Polynesians have occupied the remotest islands in the Pacific Ocean, a vast triangle stretching from Hawaii to New Zealand to Easter Island. How did the earliest Polynesians find and colonize these far-flung islands? How did a people without writing or metal tools conquer the largest ocean in the world? For author Christina Thompson, this mystery is personal: her Maori husband and their sons descend directly from these ancient navigators. In Sea People, Thompson explores the fascinating story of these ancestors, as well as those of the many sailors, linguists, archaeologists, folklorists, biologists, and geographers who have puzzled over this history for three hundred years. A mix of history, geography, anthropology, and the science of navigation, Sea People combines the thrill of exploration with the drama of discovery in a tour of one of the most captivating regions in the world.
A SEASON ON THE WIND : INSIDE THE WORLD OF SPRING MIGRATION
by Kaufman, Kenn, author.
598.1568 KAU
"A close look at one season in one key site that reveals the amazing science and magic of spring bird migration, and the perils of human encroachment"-- Provided by publisher.
SEE YOU IN THE PIAZZA : NEW PLACES TO DISCOVER IN ITALY
by Mayes, Frances, author.
914.5 MAY
Presents an evocative, recipe-complemented travel narrative through thirteen regions of Italy, from Friuli to Sicily, that identifies the cultural and historical gems enjoyed by locals.
SHOOT FOR THE MOON : THE SPACE RACE AND THE EXTRAORDINARY VOYAGE OF APOLLO 11
"On July 20, 1969, Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin became the first humans to walk on the moon. One of the world's greatest technological achievements-and a triumph of American spirit and ingenuity-the Apollo 11 mission was a mammoth undertaking involving more than 410,000 men and women dedicated to winning the space race against the Soviets. Set amid the tensions of the Cold War and the upheavals of the sixties, and filled with first-person, behind-the-scenes details, Shoot for the Moon is a gripping account of the dangers, the challenges, and the sheer determination that defined not only Apollo 11, but also the Mercury and Gemini missions that came before it" -- Provided by publisher.
SHORTEST WAY HOME : ONE MAYOR
An Afghanistan veteran and two-term mayor of South Bend, Indiana, traces the inspirational story of how the city, once an industrial wasteland, became a shining model of urban reinvention and anti-gun violence.
SISSY : A COMING-OF-GENDER STORY
by Tobia, Jacob, 1991- author.
B TOBIA
"A heart-wrenching, eye-opening, and giggle-inducing memoir about what it's like to grow up not sure if you're (a) a boy, (b) a girl, (c) something in between, or (d) all of the above"-- Provided by publisher.
SOLITARY : UNBROKEN BY FOUR DECADES IN SOLITARY CONFINEMENT : MY STORY OF TRANSFORMATION AND HOPE
The life story of a man who served more than four decades in solitary confinement -- in a 6-foot by 9-foot cell, 23 hours a day, in notorious Angola prison in Louisiana -- for a crime he did not commit.
THE SOURCE OF SELF-REGARD : SELECTED ESSAYS, SPEECHES, AND MEDITATIONS
An anthology of the author's essays, speeches, and commentary on society, culture, and art includes her powerful prayer for the dead of 9/11, her searching meditation on Martin Luther King, Jr., and her poignant eulogy for James Baldwin.
SPIES OF NO COUNTRY : SECRET LIVES AT THE BIRTH OF ISRAEL
by Friedman, Matti, author.
327.1209 FRI
"The story of a ragtag unit known as the Arab Section, which was conceived in Palestine during World War II by British spies and Jewish militia leaders, and which eventually became the nucleus of the Mossad, Israel's vaunted intelligence agency"-- Provided by publisher.
STANLEY DRUCKER : CLARINET MASTER
by Estrin, Mitchell, 1956- author.
B DRUCKER
"Stanley Drucker is recognized by the Guinness World Records for the longest career as a clarinetist. In 2009, he retired from the New York Philharmonic after a legendary sixty-one-year career with the orchestra. He has performed and collaborated with virtually every major conductor and concert artist of his time, and his career perfectly aligned with the golden age of the American symphony orchestra. In Stanley Drucker, Clarinet Master his fascinating story is told for the first time, from his beginnings in Brooklyn, New York, to his prominence as one of the greatest clarinetists in history."--Page 4 of cover.
THE SUN IS A COMPASS : A 4,000-MILE JOURNEY INTO THE ALASKAN WILDS
by Van Hemert, Caroline, author.
B VANHEMERT
Documents the biologist adventurer's treks in the vast wilderness region spanning the Pacific rainforest throgh the Alaskan Arctic, where she and her husband tested their physical boundaries while making profound natural-world connections.
SURVIVING GLOBAL WARMING : WHY ELIMINATING GREENHOUSE GASES ISN
Though the Paris Agreement on climate change was a significant achievement, most authorities agree that its measures to reduce greenhouse-gas emissions will be insufficient to offset the forecasted increase in global warming. Even in the unlikely case of ideal compliance, the Earth will still experience major climate-driven damages. Given this reality, climate expert Roger A. Sedjo argues in this book that a Plan B is required. He makes a compelling case that doing more of the same, by focusing only on the mitigation plan of the Paris Agreement, will leave humanity increasingly vulnerable instead, we must also begin planning adaptation strategies--Plan B--which enable societies to anticipate and protect against the worst effects of inevitable climate change. The author examines several areas where environmental damage could be severe. Sea-level rise is a major concern and measures could be, and in some cases are now being, undertaken to protect coastal areas. The author also addresses the need for more robust action to ward off the likely decline in agricultural productivity, destruction of forests and biodiversity, and the impact of natural catastrophes like hurricanes made worse by climate change. In addition, he considers geo-engineering strategies, such as atmospheric reflectivity, which may play a role in lessening the impact of global warming.
TALK TO ME : HOW TO ASK BETTER QUESTIONS, GET BETTER ANSWERS, AND INTERVIEW ANYONE LIKE A PRO
"From respected Journalist, professor, and founder of Writer's Symposium by the Sea, a book that demystifies the art and science of interviewing, in the vein of On Writing Well or How to Read Literature Like a Professor for the J-School crowd"-- Provided by publisher.
TEN CAESARS : ROMAN EMPERORS FROM AUGUSTUS TO CONSTANTINE
by Strauss, Barry S., author.
937.06 STR
"Bestselling classical historian Barry Strauss tells the story of three and a half centuries of the Roman Empire through the lives of ten of the most important emperors, from Augustus to Constantine. Barry Strauss's Ten Caesars is the story of the Roman Empire from rise to reinvention, from Augustus, who founded the empire, to Constantine, who made it Christian and moved the capital east to Constantinople. During these centuries Rome gained in splendor and territory, then lost both. The empire reached from modern-day Britain to Iraq, and gradually emperors came not from the old families of the first century but from men born in the provinces, some of whom had never even seen Rome. By the fourth century, the time of Constantine, the Roman Empire had changed so dramatically in geography, ethnicity, religion, and culture that it would have been virtually unrecognizable to Augustus. In the imperial era Roman women--mothers, wives, mistresses--had substantial influence over the emperors, and Strauss also profiles the most important among them, from Livia, Augustus's wife, to Helena, Constantine's mother. But even women in the imperial family faced limits and the emperors often forced them to marry or divorce for purely political reasons. Rome's legacy remains today in so many ways, from language, law, and architecture to the seat of the Roman Catholic Church. Strauss examines this enduring heritage through the lives of the men who shaped it: Augustus, Tiberius, Nero, Vespasian, Trajan, Hadrian, Marcus Aurelius, Septimius Severus, Diocletian and Constantine. Over the ages, they learned to maintain the family business--the government of an empire--by adapting when necessary and always persevering no matter the cost. Ten Caesars is essential history as well as fascinating biography"-- Provided by publisher.
THIS CHAIR ROCKS : A MANIFESTO AGAINST AGEISM
by Applewhite, Ashton, author.
155.6719 APP
"From childhood on, were barraged by messages that it’s sad to old. That wrinkles are embarrassing, and old people useless. Author and activist Ashton Applewhite believed these messages too, until she realized where this prejudice comes from and the damage it does. Lively, funny, and deeply researched, [this book] traces Applewhite’s journey from apprehensive boomer to pro-aging radical, and in the process debunks myth after myth about late life. The book explains the roots of ageism in history and how it divides and debases examines how ageist myths and stereotypes cripple the way our brains and bodies function looks at ageism in the workplace and the bedroom exposes the cost of the all-American myth of independence critiques the portrayal of older as burdens to society describes what an all-age-friendly world look like and concludes with an arousing call to action. It’s time to create a world of age equality by making discrimination on the basis of age as unacceptable as any other kind of bias. Whether you’re older or hoping to get there, this book will shake you by the shoulders, cheer you up, make you mad, and change the way you see the rest of your life."-- Jacket.
THE THREAT : HOW THE FBI PROTECTS AMERICA IN THE AGE OF TERROR AND TRUMP
by McCabe, Andrew (Andrew George), 1968- author.
363.25 MCC
"The former deputy director of the FBI recounts his career discusses how law enforcement battles terror threats, Russian crime, and attacks by the White House itself on the U.S. Constitution and offers details of the events leading up to his firing by Donald Trump." -- Provided by publisher.
TOTALLY WIRED : THE RISE AND FALL OF JOSH HARRIS AND THE GREAT DOTCOM SWINDLE
"One morning in February 2001, internet entrepreneur Josh Harris woke to certain knowledge that he was about to lose everything. The man Time magazine called 'The Warhol of the Web' was now reduced to the role of helpless spectator as his personal fortune dwindled from 85 million dollars, to 50 million, to nothing, all in the space of a week. Harris had been New York's first net millionaire, a maverick genius so preternaturally adapted to the fluid virtualities of the new online world that he saw it with a clarity almost no one else did. He founded the city's first dotcom, Pseudo.com, and paved the way for a cadre of net-savvy twentysomethings to follow, riding a wave of tech euphoria to unimagined wealth and fame for five years, before losing it all in the great dotcom crash of 2000, in which Web 1.0 was wiped from the face of the earth. Long before then, however, Harris's view of where the web would take us had darkened, and he began a series of lurid social experiments aimed at illustrating his worst fear: that the internet would soon alter the very fabric of society--cognitive, social, political, and otherwise. In Totally Wired, award-winning author and journalist Andrew Smith seeks to unravel the opaque and mysterious episodes of the twentieth century dotcom craze, in which the seeds of our current reality were sown. Drawing on in-depth interviews with Harris and the former pioneers who worked alongside him in downtown Manhattan's 'Silicon Alley,' the narrative moves from a compound in the wild south of Ethiopia, through New York, San Francisco, Las Vegas, London and Salt Lake City, Utah from the dawn of the web to the present, taking in the rise of retro-truth, troll society, the unexpected origins of the net itself, as our world has grown uncannily to resemble the one Harris predicted--and had urged us to evade." -- Back cover.
A TREE IN THE HOUSE : FLOWERS FOR YOUR HOME, SPECIAL OCCASIONS AND EVERY DAY
A Tree in the House is part guide for the aspiring home florist, and part celebration of rural life in sync with nature. Annabelle Hickson provides stunning ideas and instructions for flower installations and arrangements, covering beautiful, seasonal bouquets, flowers for friends, table and overhead arrangements and flower arrangements for special occasions. A Tree in The House celebrates the joy and simple, natural beauty flowers bring to the home, every day, with a focus on foraged and locally and seasonally grown plants. Interspersed throughout are gorgeous snapshots of Annabelle's picturesque rural life. A Tree in the House is a stunning ode - in words and pictures - to flower arranging, and is as much an aspirational window into rural life as an inspirational guide to creating beautiful, simple arrangements.
THE TRIAL OF LIZZIE BORDEN : A TRUE STORY
by Robertson, Cara, author.
345.744 ROB
"The popular fascination with the Borden murders and its central enigmatic character has endured for more than one hundred years. Immortalized in rhyme, told and retold in every conceivable genre, the murders have secured a place in the American pantheon of mythic horror, but one typically wrenched from its historical moment. In contrast, Cara Robertson explores the stories Lizzie Borden’s culture wanted and expected to hear and how those stories influenced the debate inside and outside of the courtroom. Based on transcripts of the Borden legal proceedings, contemporary newspaper accounts, unpublished local accounts, and recently unearthed letters from Lizzie herself, The Trial of Lizzie Borden offers a window onto America in the Gilded Age, showcasing its most deeply held convictions and its most troubling social anxieties." -- Provided by publisher.
THE TWICE-BORN : LIFE AND DEATH ON THE GANGES
by Taseer, Aatish, 1980- author.
954.053 TAS
"A portrait of the collision between tradition and modernity in India, as told through the lives of the Brahmins in the holy city of Benares"-- Provided by publisher.
THE UNINHABITABLE EARTH : LIFE AFTER WARMING
by Wallace-Wells, David, author.
304.28 WAL
"It is worse, much worse, than you think. If your anxiety about global warming is dominated by fears of sea-level rise, you are barely scratching the surface of what terrors are possible. In California, wildfires now rage year-round, destroying thousands of homes. Across the US, "500-year" storms pummel communities month after month, and floods displace tens of millions annually. This is only a preview of the changes to come. And they are coming fast. Without a revolution in how billions of humans conduct their lives, parts of the Earth could become close to uninhabitable, and other parts horrifically inhospitable, as soon as the end of this century. In his travelogue of our near future, David Wallace-Wells brings into stark relief the climate troubles that await--food shortages, refugee emergencies, and other crises that will reshape the globe. But the world will be remade by warming in more profound ways as well, transforming our politics, our culture, our relationship to technology, and our sense of history. It will be all-encompassing, shaping and distorting nearly every aspect of human life as it is lived today. Like An Inconvenient Truth and Silent Spring before it, The Uninhabitable Earth is both a meditation on the devastation we have brought upon ourselves and an impassioned call to action. For just as the world was brought to the brink of catastrophe within the span of a lifetime, the responsibility to avoid it now belongs to a single generation"-- Provided by publisher.
VEGETABLES ILLUSTRATED : AN INSPIRING GUIDE WITH 700+ KITCHEN-TESTED RECIPES
We're all looking for interesting, achievable ways to enjoy vegetables more often. This must-have addition to your cookbook shelf has more than 700 kitchen-tested recipes that hit that mark. Sure, you'll learn nearly 40 ways to cook potatoes and 30 ways with broccoli, America's favorite veggies. But you'll also learn how to make a salad with roasted radishes and their peppery leaves how to char avocados in a skillet to use in Crispy Skillet Turkey Burgers and how to turn sunchokes into a chowder and kale into a Super Slaw for Salmon Tacos. Every chapter, from Artichokes to Zucchini, includes shopping, storage, seasonality, and prep pointers and techniques, including hundreds of step-by-step photographs and illustrations, gorgeous watercolor illustrations, and full-color recipe photography. The inspirational, modern recipes showcase vegetables' versatility in everything from sides to mains: You'll discover how to make the perfect grilled corn--and also how to transform it into a deliciously creamy pasta sauce with ricotta and basil. Onions are grilled, caramelized, glazed, and pickled--and also cooked into the Middle Eastern pilaf Mujaddara. Cauliflower is grilled as steaks, fried Buffalo-style, and pot-roasted whole with a robust tomato sauce. Sweet potatoes are mashed and baked more than a dozen ways, plus turned into a salad, a soup, tacos, and a gratin. All along the way we share loads of invaluable kitchen tips and insights from our test cooks, making it easy--and irresistibly tempting--to eat more veggies every day.
WALLY FUNK
"Wally Funk was among the Mercury 13, the first group of American pilots to complete NASA's 1961 Women in Space program... Undeterred, Funk went on to become one of America's first female aviation inspectors and civilian flight instructors, though her dream of being an astronaut never dimmed. In this offbeat odyssey, journalist and fellow space buff Sue Nelson travels with Wally Funk, approaching her 80th birthday, as she races to make her giant leap. Covering their travels across the United States and Europe--taking in NASA's mission control in Houston and Spaceport America in New Mexico, where Funk's ride to space awaits--this is a uniquely intimate and entertaining portrait of a true aviation trailblazer."-- Dust jacket flap.
WE WERE RICH AND WE DIDN
"An author recalls his formative years growing up in the Irish midlands in the 1940s, working on his family farm in an isolated rural community without electricity, telephones or indoor plumbing." -- Provided by publisher.
WHERE COOKING BEGINS : UNCOMPLICATED RECIPES TO MAKE YOU A GREAT COOK
The indispensable recipes and simple cooking methods in Where Cooking Begins are an open invitation to dive into Carla Lalli Music's intuitive, laid-back cooking style. Her recipes are designed to give readers the ability to make perfect dishes with dead-simple seasonings and endless ingredient swaps, and her food shopping strategy will teach readers how to find inspiration at the market. Designed for busy lives and to make anyone a better cook, Where Cooking Begins empowers readers with intuitive solutions for pulling together easy, but sophisticated meals.
WINNING HER BUSINESS : HOW TO TRANSFORM THE CUSTOMER EXPERIENCE FOR THE WORLD
"Bridget Brennan, CEO of Female Factor, shows readers how to win sales and grow market share by creating a customer experience that appeals to the most powerful consumers: women. When people think about the world’s growth markets, they often envision countries like China and India. Yet they miss the largest one right here at home, no matter where you call home: women. With women driving 70 to 80 percent of consumer spending, it would seem an obvious strategy to learn how best to appeal to this continually expanding market. Common sense? Yes. Common practice? No. In Winning Her Business, Bridget Brennan, advisor to some of the world’s biggest brands and businesses, provides a roadmap for selling in a world dominated by the rise of women’s economic power. Brennan introduces The Four Motivators® Framework, which shows how every company can help customers feel: connected to them, their brand, and their business inspired to buy from them specifically confident in their buying decisions, and appreciated for their business. Showcasing best practices from brands as diverse as Lexus, Sephora, Allstate and the Minnesota Vikings NFL team, Winning Her Business offers invaluable insights into women as consumers and shows that almost all businesses have an opportunity to create an inclusive customer experience that inspires increased sales, referrals, and repeat business."--provided by publisher.
WOMEN
by Galloway, Jeff, 1945- author.
796.42 GAL
"This is the book that will take any woman, at any fitness level, into the running lifestyle. Jeff Galloway, a US Olympian in 1972, has helped over 150,000 people make this journey while reducing or eliminating aches, pains, and injuries suffered during most training programs. Jeff developed the Run Walk Run® method of training, and together with his wife Barbara, he offers a step-by-step program specifically designed for the needs and concerns of women. Included are lots of tips on staying motivated, building endurance, selecting shoes, stretching, and strengthening, as well as making smart nutrition choices, and much more."-- Page 4 of cover.
WORK WIFE : THE POWER OF FEMALE FRIENDSHIP TO DRIVE SUCCESSFUL BUSINESSES
Cofounders of the popular fashion and design website Of a Kind, Cerulo and Mazur bring to light the unique power of female friendship to fuel successful businesses. Drawing on their own experiences, as well as the stories of other thriving “work wives,” they highlight the ways in which vulnerability, openness, and compassion—qualities central to so many women’s relationships—lend themselves to professional accomplishment and innovation. Featuring interviews with work wives such as Amanda Hesser and Merrill Stubbs of the influential food community site Food52, Ann Friedman, Aminatou Sow, and Gina Delvac of the hit podcast Call Your Girlfriend, and Misty May-Treanor and Kerri Walsh Jennings of Olympic volleyball fame, Work Wife addresses a range of topics vital to successful partnerships, such as being co-bosses, tackling disagreements, dealing with money, and accommodating motherhood. Demonstrating how female partnerships in the office are productive, progressive, and empowering, Cerulo and Mazur offer an invaluable roadmap for a feminist reimagining of the workplace, proving that it's not just feasible but fruitful to mix BFFs with business while celebrating female friendship and collaboration.
THE WORKSHOP AND THE WORLD : WHAT TEN THINKERS CAN TEACH US ABOUT SCIENCE AND AUTHORITY
When does a scientific discovery become accepted fact? Who decides? And how should everyday citizens interact with the scientific process—“the workshop”? Science historian Robert P. Crease answers these questions by introducing us to ten of the world’s greatest thinkers and explaining how they shaped scientific progress.At a time when the Catholic Church assumed total authority, Bacon, Galileo, and Descartes were the first to articulate the idea of scientific expertise, while writers such as Shelley and Comte questioned the scientific process itself. Centuries later, scholars such as Atatürk and Arendt examined the relationship between the scientific community and the public—especially in times of deep distrust in experts. An exploration of what it means to practice science for the common good and who can question expertise, this book will help readers understand how we got to this current moment of great anti-science rhetoric and what we can do about it.
YOUR COMPLETE GUIDE TO A SUCCESSFUL AND SECURE RETIREMENT
by Swedroe, Larry E., author.
332.024 SWE
Investment and personal finance experts Larry Swedroe and Kevin Grogan present comprehensive coverage of important aspects to think about as retirement approaches, including: Social Security, Medicare, investment planning strategy, portfolio maintenance, preparing heirs, retirement issues faced by women, the threat of elder financial abuse, going beyond financials to think about happiness, and more.

 

 

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