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100 TECHNIQUES : MASTER A LIFETIME OF COOKING SKILLS, FROM BASIC TO BUCKET LIST
"This book isn't meant to be a sequential cooking course, so dip into it wherever and however you like. Try one of the simple essentials that will make your everyday life easier and more enjoyable, like simmering a great tomato sauce or making a pan sauce for cutlets. Or invite some friends over to share in the success of a kitchen project you've always wanted to tackle, like achieving genuine Texas-style barbecue in a regular kettle grill or baking a New York deli-style cheesecake. We hope you think of 100 Techniques as your guidebook to a lifetime of cooking success."-- Provided by publisher.
1939 : A PEOPLE
by Taylor, Fred, 1947- author.
940.531 TAY
"A best-selling historian's chronicle of the dramatic months from the Munich Agreement to Hitler's invasion of Poland and the beginning of World War II. In the autumn of 1938, Europe believed in the promise of peace. But only a year later, the fateful decisions of just a few men had again led Europe to a massive world war. Drawing on contemporary diaries, memoirs, and newspapers, as well as recorded interviews, 1939 is a narrative account of what the coming of the Second World War felt like to those who lived through it. Frederick Taylor, author of renowned histories of the Berlin Wall and the bombing of Dresden, highlights the day-to-day experiences of ordinary citizens as well as those who were at the height of power in Germany and Britain. Their voices lend an intimate flavor to this often-surprising account of the period and reveal a marked disconnect between government and people, for few people in either country wanted war. 1939 is a vivid and richly peopled narrative of Europe's slide into the horrors of war and a powerful warning for our own time."-- Provided by publisher.
THE 7 HABITS OF HIGHLY EFFECTIVE PEOPLE : POWERFUL LESSONS IN PERSONAL CHANGE
"One of the most inspiring and impactful books ever written, The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People has captivated readers for nearly three decades. It has transformed the lives of presidents and CEOs, educators and parents - millions of people of all ages and occupations. Now, this 30th anniversary edition of the timeless classic commemorates the wisdom of the 7 habits with modern additions from Sean Covey. The 7 habits have become famous and are integrated into everyday thinking by millions and millions of people. Why? Because they work!" -- Provided by publisher.
ACTION PARK : FAST TIMES, WILD RIDES, AND THE UNTOLD STORY OF AMERICA
"The outlandish, hilarious, terrifying, and almost impossible-to-believe story of the legendary, dangerous amusement park where millions were entertained and almost as many bruises were sustained, told through the eyes of the founder's son. Often called "Accident Park," "Class Action Park," or "Traction Park," Action Park was an American icon. Entertaining more than a million people a year in the 1980s, the New Jersey-based amusement playland placed no limits on danger or fun, a monument to the anything-goes spirit of the era that left guests in control of their own adventures--sometimes with tragic results. Though it closed its doors in 1996 after nearly twenty years, it has remained a subject of constant fascination ever since, an establishment completely anathema to our modern culture of rules and safety. Action Park is the first-ever unvarnished look at the history of this DIY Disneyland, as seen through the eyes of Andy Mulvihill, the son of the park's idiosyncratic founder, Gene Mulvihill. From his early days testing precarious rides to working his way up to chief lifeguard of the infamous Wave Pool to later helping run the whole park, Andy's story is equal parts hilarious and moving, chronicling the life and death of a uniquely American attraction, a wet and wild 1980s adolescence, and a son's struggle to understand his father's quixotic quest to become the Walt Disney of New Jersey. Packing in all of the excitement of a day at Action Park, this is destined to be one of the most unforgettable memoirs of the year"-- Provided by publisher.
AFTER THE LAST BORDER : TWO FAMILIES AND THE STORY OF REFUGE IN AMERICA
"The story of two refugee families and their hope and resilience as they fight to survive and belong in America The welcoming and acceptance of immigrants and refugees has been central to America's identity for centuries--yet America has periodically turned its back at the times of greatest humanitarian need. After the Last Border is an intimate look at the lives of two women as they struggle for the twenty-first century American dream, having won the "golden ticket" to settle as refugees in Austin, Texas. Mu Naw, a Christian from Myanmar struggling to put down roots with her family, was accepted after decades in a refugee camp at a time when America was at its most open to displaced families and Hasna, a Muslim from Syria, agrees to relocate as a last resort for the safety of her family--only to be cruelly separated from her children by a sudden ban on refugees from Muslim countries. Writer and activist Jessica Goudeau tracks the human impacts of America's ever-shifting refugee policy as both women narrowly escape from their home countries and begin the arduous but lifesaving process of resettling in Austin, Texas--a city that would show them the best and worst of what America has to offer. After the Last Border situates a dramatic, character-driven story within a larger history--the evolution of modern refugee resettlement in the United States, beginning with World War II and ending with current closed-door policies--revealing not just how America's changing attitudes toward refugees has influenced policies and laws, but also the profound effect on human lives"-- Provided by publisher.
THE ANSWER IS    : REFLECTIONS ON MY LIFE
by Trebek, Alex, 1940- author.
B TREBEK
In early 2019, longtime 'Jeopardy!' host and television icon Alex Trebek made the stunning announcement that he had been diagnosed with stage four pancreatic cancer. What followed was an incredible outpouring of love and kindness. Social media was flooded with messages of support, and the 'Jeopardy!' studio received boxes and boxes of cards and letters offering guidance, encouragement, and prayers. A private man, Trebek had for over three decades resisted countless appeals to write a book about his life. Yet he was moved so much by all the goodwill, he felt compelled to finally share his story. In 'The Answer Is...', Trebek combines illuminating personal anecdotes with his thoughts on a range of topics, including happiness, grief, ambition, marriage, divorce, parenthood, curiosity, spirituality, and philanthropy. Using a novel structure inspired by 'Jeopardy!', with each chapter title in the form of a question, Trebek also addresses the questions he is most often asked by fans of the show. -- Provided by publisher.
THE AUTOBIOGRAPHY OF ALICE B  TOKLAS
by Stein, Gertrude, 1874-1946, author.
B TOKLAS
"Stein's most famous work one of the richest and most irreverent biographies ever written, now illustrated by Maira Kalman"-- Provided by publisher.
THE BEAUTY IN BREAKING : A MEMOIR
by Harper, Michele, author.
B HARPER
"A series of connected personal stories drawn from the author's life and work as an ER doctor that explores how we are all broken--physically, emotionally, and psychically--and what we can do to heal ourselves as we try to heal others"-- Provided by publisher.
BECOMING BETTER GROWNUPS : REDISCOVERING WHAT MATTERS AND REMEMBERING HOW TO FLY
"A New York Times-bestselling author looks for the meaning of a good life by seeking advice from the very young and the very old"-- Provided by publisher.
BEGIN AGAIN : JAMES BALDWIN
by Glaude, Eddie S., Jr., 1968- author.
305.8 GLA
"James Baldwin grew disillusioned by the failure of the Civil Rights movement to force America to confront its lies about race, and the author explores what Americans can learn from Baldwin’s struggle in the era of President Trump." -- Provided by publisher.
BIG FRIENDSHIP : HOW WE KEEP EACH OTHER CLOSE
by Sow, Aminatou, author.
177.62 SOW
"Two of the nation's leading feminists and hosts of the hit podcast "Call Your Girlfriend" make the bold and compelling argument that a close friendship is the most influential and important relationship a human life can contain-helping you improve as a person and in your relationships with others"-- Provided by publisher.
THE BLACK CABINET : THE UNTOLD STORY OF AFRICAN AMERICANS AND POLITICS DURING THE AGE OF ROOSEVELT
"In 1932 in the midst of the Great Depression, Franklin Delano Roosevelt won the presidency with the help of key African American defectors from the Republican Party. At the time, most African Americans lived in poverty in the South, denied citizenship rights and terrorized by white violence. But Roosevelt's victory created the opportunity for a group of African American intellectuals and activists to join his administration as racial affairs experts. Known as the Black Cabinet, they organized themselves into an unofficial council. They innovated antidiscrimination policy, documented the New Deal's inequalities, led programs that lifted people out of poverty and paved the way for greater federal accountability to African Americans and a greater black presence in government. But the Black Cabinet never won official recognition from Roosevelt, and with his death, it disappeared from history. This is its story"-- Provided by publisher.
BLINK SPOKEN HERE : TALES FROM A JOURNEY TO WITHIN
by Pendergast, Christopher, Dr., author
B PENDERGAST
"Blink Spoken Here is a powerful tale of a family's rare twenty-seven year journey with ALS (Lou Gehrig's disease). It is told through the eyes of the patient, Christopher Pendergast and his wife Christine. The book takes the reader on a roller coaster ride to dizzying heights and abysmal lows experienced in the world of ALS." -- Provided by publisher.
THE BOHEMIANS : THE LOVERS WHO LED GERMANY
"From the New York Times best-selling author of Blitzed, the incredible true story of two idealistic young lovers who led the anti-Nazi resistance in the darkening heart of Berlin."-- Provided by publisher.
BREAK
"A passionate attack on the monopolies that are throttling American democracy. Every facet of American life is being overtaken by big platform monopolists like Facebook, Google, and Bayer (which has merged with the former agricultural giant Monsanto), resulting in a greater concentration of wealth and power than we've seen since the Gilded Age. They are evolving into political entities that often have more influence than the actual government, bending state and federal legislatures to their will and even creating arbitration courts that circumvent the US justice system. How can we recover our freedom from these giants? Anti-corruption scholar and activist Zephyr Teachout has the answer: Break 'Em Up. This book is a clarion call for liberals and leftists looking to find a common cause. Teachout makes a compelling case that monopolies are the root cause of many of the issues that today's progressives care about they drive economic inequality, harm the planet, limit the political power of average citizens, and historically-disenfranchised groups bear the brunt of their shameful and irresponsible business practices. In order to build a better future, we must eradicate monopolies from the private sector and create new safeguards that prevent new ones from seizing power. Through her expert analysis of monopolies in several sectors and their impact on courts, journalism, inequality, and politics, Teachout offers a concrete path toward thwarting these enemies of working Americans and reclaiming our democracy before it's too late"-- Provided by publisher.
BREATH : THE NEW SCIENCE OF A LOST ART
by Nestor, James, author.
HEALTH 613.192 NES
"In this fascinating "scientific adventure," journalist Nestor (Deep) follows the clues that connect breath to health. After several bouts with pneumonia and resultant breathing problems, Nestor enters a Stanford University experiment that involves spending 10 days breathing with his nostrils plugged, and another 10 with his mouth taped shut. The results are eye-opening: mouth breathing increases his snoring and sleep apnea, and causes raised blood pressure and other issues. His investigation also leads him to a breathing class in Haight-Ashbury, a yoga studio in São Paulo, and to a conversation with a dental researcher, who points out that the skulls of ancient humans have wider airways and perfect teeth. (Subsequently, Nestor learns that the industrialization of the food supply led to softer foods, less vigorous chewing, and thus crooked teeth and narrow airways.) Frequency of breath is crucial while science reveals that the ideal rate is 5.5 breaths per minute, many people breathe too fast. Nestor argues that proper breathing, though not a panacea, is an important component of preventative health maintenance."-- Provided by publisher.
THE BUDDHIST ON DEATH ROW : HOW ONE MAN FOUND LIGHT IN THE DARKEST PLACE
"The #1 New York Times bestselling author of Beautiful Boy explores the transformation of Jarvis Jay Masters who became one of America's most respected Buddhist practitioners during his two decades in solitary confinement in San Quentin"-- Provided by publisher.
BUTCH CASSIDY : THE TRUE STORY OF AN AMERICAN OUTLAW
by Leerhsen, Charles, author.
B CASSIDY
"For a century Butch Cassidy has been the subject of legends about his life and death, spawning a small industry of mythmakers and a major Hollywood film. Charles Leerhsen sorts out fact from fiction to find the real Butch Cassidy, who is far more complicated and fascinating than legend has it"-- Provided by publisher.
THE BUTTERFLY EFFECT : INSECTS AND THE MAKING OF THE MODERN WORLD
by Melillo, Edward D. author.
595.7163 MEL
"An insightful, entertaining dive into the fruitful, centuries-long relationship between humans and insects, revealing the fascinating and surprising array of ways humans depend on these minute, six-legged pests"-- Provided by publisher.
CASTE : THE ORIGINS OF OUR DISCONTENTS
by Wilkerson, Isabel, author.
305.5122 WIL
The Pulitzer Prize-winning author of The Warmth of Other Suns identifies the qualifying characteristics of historical caste systems to reveal how a rigid hierarchy of human rankings, enforced by religious views, heritage and stigma, impact everyday American lives.
CHARTER SCHOOLS AND THEIR ENEMIES
by Sowell, Thomas, 1930- author.
371.05 SOW
"In order to sort out the claims and counter-claims that wars bring, this book presents some unique statistics on more than 100 individual public schools in New York City. Each charter school in this group is located in the same building with a traditional public school serving the same community. Test scores show charter school students achieving proficiency on educational tests at a rate several times the rate of other schools in the same buildings." -- Adapted from book jacket.
CHASING CHOPIN : A MUSICAL JOURNEY ACROSS THREE CENTURIES, FOUR COUNTRIES, AND A HALF-DOZEN REVOLUTIONS
"The Frédéric Chopin Annik LaFarge presents here is not the melancholy, sickly, romantic figure so often portrayed. The artist she discovered is, instead, a purely independent spirit: an innovator who created a new musical language, an autodidact who became a spiritually generous, trailblazing teacher, a stalwart patriot during a time of revolution and exile. In Chasing Chopin she follows in his footsteps during the three years, 1837-1840, when he composed his iconic "Funeral March"-dum dum da dum-using its composition story to illuminate the key themes of his life: a deep attachment to his Polish homeland his complex relationship with writer George Sand their harrowing but consequential sojourn on Majorca the rapidly developing technology of the piano, which enabled his unique tone and voice social and political revolution in 1830s Paris friendship with other artists, from the famous Eugène Delacroix to the lesser known, yet notorious in his time, Marquis de Custine. Each of these threads-musical, political, social, personal-is woven through the "Funeral March" in Chopin's Opus 35 sonata, a melody so famous it's known around the world even to people who know nothing about classical music. But it is not, as LaFarge discovered, the piece of music we think we know. As part of her research into Chopin's world, then and now, LaFarge visited piano makers, monuments, churches, and archives she talked to scholars, jazz musicians, video game makers, software developers, music teachers, theater directors, and of course dozens of pianists. The result is extraordinary: an engrossing, page-turning work of musical discovery and an artful portrayal of a man whose work and life continue to inspire artists and cultural innovators in astonishing ways"-- Provided by publisher.
CHASING THE LIGHT : WRITING, DIRECTING, AND SURVIVING PLATOON, MIDNIGHT EXPRESS, SCARFACE, SALVADOR, AND THE MOVIE GAME
"An intimate memoir by the controversial, Oscar-winning director and screenwriter about his privileged New York upbringing, volunteering for combat, and his struggles and triumphs making such landmark films as Platoon, Midnight Express, and Scarface"-- Provided by publisher.
CHINESE FOOD MADE EASY
by Dobson, Ross, 1965- author.
641.5951 DOB
THE COMPLETE GUIDE TO DRAWING FOR BEGINNERS : 21 STEP-BY STEP LESSONS
In The Complete Guide to Drawing for Beginners, experienced art instructor Yoshiko Ogura explains the basics of pencil drawing through a series of lessons that provide insights on artistic composition, simulating highlights and shadows, depicting realistic forms, rendering texture and creating a sense of depth in your artwork. At the beginning of the book, she provides you with all the information you need to get started-what materials to buy, how to prepare your work surface, pencils and erasers-even how to sit correctly when drawing. Once you know these, Ogura provides a series of easy and clear step-by-step lessons showing you how to draw simple objects while gaining an understanding of the essential concepts of perspective, how to convey hard and soft surfaces and textures, composition and balance. From here, you progress to more complex shapes and objects including landscapes and portraits of people and animals, as she explains all the additional concepts needed to draw these realistically.
A CONVENIENT DEATH : THE MYSTERIOUS DEMISE OF JEFFREY EPSTEIN
by Goodman, Alana, author.
364.1522 GOO
"On the morning of August 10, 2019, Jeffrey Epstein, jet-setting consigliere and friend to the rich and powerful, was found unresponsive in his prison cell at the Metropolitan Correctional Center in lower Manhattan where he awaited his second trial for sexual predation and other crimes. He was rushed to a local hospital and one hour later pronounced dead. The coroner's verdict? Suicide. But cracks in the official story emerged immediately. And the questions kept coming." --Book jacket.
COVID-19 : THE PANDEMIC THAT NEVER SHOULD HAVE HAPPENED AND HOW TO STOP THE NEXT ONE
In a gripping, accessible narrative, a veteran science journalist lays out the shocking story of how the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic happened and how to make sure this never happens again.
DECODING YOUR CAT : THE ULTIMATE EXPERTS EXPLAIN COMMON CAT BEHAVIORS AND REVEAL HOW TO PREVENT OR CHANGE UNWANTED ONES
"The cutting-edge, scientifically accurate, definitive book on the most popular behavioral issues that cats face"-- Provided by publisher.
DEEP DELTA JUSTICE : A BLACK TEEN, HIS LAWYER, AND THEIR GROUNDBREAKING BATTLE FOR CIVIL RIGHTS IN THE SOUTH
"In 1966 in a small town in Louisiana, a 19-year-old black man named Gary Duncan pulled his car off the road to stop a fight. Duncan was arrested a few minutes later for the crime of putting his hand on the arm of a white child. Rather than accepting his fate, Duncan found Richard Sobol, a brilliant, 29-year-old lawyer from New York who was the only white attorney at "the most radical law firm" in New Orleans. Against them stood one of the most powerful white supremacists in the South, a man called simply "The Judge." In this powerful work of character-driven history, journalist Matthew Van Meter vividly brings alive how a seemingly minor incident brought massive, systemic change to the criminal justice system." -- Provided by publisher.
THE DEFINED DISH : HEALTHY AND WHOLESOME WEEKNIGHT RECIPES
by Snodgrass, Alex, author.
641.563 SNO
"Gluten-free, dairy-free, and grain-free recipes that sound and look way too delicious to be healthy from The Defined Dish blog, fully endorsed by Whole30"-- Provided by publisher.
DEMAGOGUE : THE LIFE AND LONG SHADOW OF SENATOR JOE MCCARTHY
"The definitive biography of the most dangerous demagogue in American history, based on first-ever access to his personal and professional papers, medical and military records, and recently-unsealed transcripts of his closed-door Congressional hearings."-- Provided by publisher.
THE DEVIL
"In the tradition of authors Jill Leovy and Beth Macy, award-winning Buzzfeed investigative journalist Jessica Garrison unravels the real-life story of Jose Martinez, a serial killer and drug cartel debt collector responsible for the murders of Latinos in the impoverished towns of California's Central Valley, and sheds light on the lack of protection for the poor THE DEVIL'S HARVEST tells the story of Jose Martinez, a ruthless drug cartel hitman who ravaged California's Central Valley with murder after murder while their police forces did nothing. Widely known as a loving father and devoted son, he was also a merciless murderer and responsible for numerous kidnappings and illegal shipments of drugs and weapons. Though he painted himself as a modern Robin Hood, his victims' families and the larger community suffered immensely during his 35-year reign of terror. In the end, Martinez was only caught because he confessed to the authorities in order to spare his family from increasing law enforcement pressure otherwise, he could have gotten away with it, because as he said, he was "so damn good" at killing. How was Martinez able to kill with such impunity? Because instinctively, Martinez understood a dark truth about the criminal justice system: if you kill the right people-people who are poor, who are not white, who are often presumed to be criminals, and who don't have anyone to speak up for them-nobody tries that hard to catch you. Combining the pacing and suspense of a crime thriller with the reporting rigor and depth of an award-winning investigative journalist, THE DEVIL'S HARVEST presses upon moral questions haunting our politically divided country: why do some deaths-and some lives-matter more than others?"-- Provided by publisher.
DOPEWORLD : ADVENTURES IN THE GLOBAL DRUG TRADE
by Vorobyov, Niko, author.
364.1336 VOR
"Just as Anthony Bourdain did for the world of food, in Dopeworld, writer Niko Vorobyov travels the globe to find out more about the war on drugs and how it affects global politics and our day-to-day lives. Dopeworld is a bold and intoxicating journey into the world of drugs. From the cocaine farms in South America to the streets of Manila, this book traces the emergence of psychoactive substances and our intimate relationship with them. With unparalleled access to drug lords, cartel leaders, street dealers and government officials, Vorobyov attempts to shine a light on the dark underbelly of the drug world. At once a bold piece of reportage and a hugely entertaining and perverse travelogue, with echoes of Gomorrah and Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, Dopeworld reveals how drug use is at the heart of our history, our lives, and our world"-- Provided by publisher.
ELIOT NESS AND THE MAD BUTCHER : HUNTING AMERICA
"In the spirit of Devil in the White City and Furious Hours comes the haunting true story of Eliot Ness's forgotten final case-his years-long hunt for "The Mad Butcher of Kingsbury Run," a serial killer who terrorized Cleveland through the 1936 World Fair"-- Provided by publisher.
ELLIS ISLAND : A PEOPLE
by Szejnert, Małgorzata, author.
304.873 SZE
"This is the people's history of Ellis Island--the people who passed through it, and the people who were turned away from it. From Annie Moore, the Irishwoman who was the first to be processed there, to Arne Peterssen, the Norwegian who was the last to be taken away from the island via the official ferry boat in 1954, Ellis Island weaves together the personal experiences of forgotten individuals with those who live on in history: Fiorello La Guardia, Lee Iacocca, and other American leaders whose paths led them to the Island for various reasons through the years. Award-winning journalist Małgorzata Szejnert draws on unpublished testimonies, memoirs, archival photographs, and correspondence from many internees and immigrants, including Russians, Italians, Jews, Japanese, Germans, and Poles. At the book's core is a trove of personal letters from immigrants to their loved ones back home--letters which were confiscated and never delivered, finally discovered in a basement in Warsaw. But also brought to life are the Ellis Island employees: the doctors, nurses, commissioners, interpreters, social care workers, and even chaperones, who controlled the fates of these émigrés--often basing their decisions on pseudo-scientific ideas about race, gender, and disability. Sometimes families were broken up, and new arrivals were detained and quarantined for days, weeks, or even months. All told, the island compound spent longer as an internment camp than as a migration way-point--in addition to filling other roles through the years, including that of rescue station in the immediate aftermath of the 9/11 attacks. Now brought back to life by a master storyteller, this is a story of a place and its people, steeped in politics and history, that reshaped the United States."--Amazon.
ENEMY OF ALL MANKIND : A TRUE STORY OF PIRACY, POWER, AND HISTORY
"How did a single manhunt spark the modern era of multinational capitalism? Henry Avery was the seventeenth century's most notorious pirate. The press published wildly popular--and wildly inaccurate--reports of his nefarious adventures. The British government offered enormous bounties for his capture, alive or (preferably) dead. But Steven Johnson argues that Avery's most lasting legacy was his inadvertent triggering of a new model for the global economy. Enemy of All Mankind focuses on one key event--the attack of an Indian treasure ship by Avery and his crew--and its surprising repercussions across time and space. Johnson uses the extraordinary story of Henry Avery and his crimes to explore the emergence of the modern global marketplace: a densely interconnected planet ruled by nations and corporations. Like the bestselling How We Got To Now and The Ghost Map, Enemy of All Mankind crosses disciplinary boundaries to recount its history: the chemistry behind the invention of gunpowder the innovations in navigation that enabled the age of exploration the cultural history of pirates the biographical history of Avery and his crew the rise of the Moghul dynasty and the commercial ambition of the East India Company. In this compelling work of history and ideas, Johnson deftly traces the path from a single struck match to a global conflagration"-- Provided by publisher.
THE EQUIVALENTS : A STORY OF ART, FEMALE FRIENDSHIP, AND LIBERATION IN THE 1960S
"An important debut work of narrative nonfiction: the timely, never-before-told story of five brilliant, passionate women who, in the early 1960s, converged at the newly founded Radcliffe Institute for Independent Study, stepping outside the domestic sphere and shaping the course of feminism in ways that still resonate today. In 1960, at the height of an era that expected women to focus solely on raising families, Radcliffe College announced the founding of an Institute for Independent Study, offering fellowships to women with a PhD or "the equivalent" in artistic success. Acclaimed writer and Harvard lecturer Maggie Doherty introduces us to five brilliant friends--poets Anne Sexton and Maxine Kumin, painter Barbara Swan, sculptor Mariana Pineda, and writer Tillie Olsen--who came together at the Institute and would go on to make history. Drawing from their notebooks, letters, lecture recordings, journals, and finished works, Doherty weaves from these women's own voices a moving narrative of friendship, ambition, activism, and art. Beautifully written and urgently told, The Equivalents shows us where we've been--and inspires us to go forward"-- Provided by publisher.
FINDING WORK YOU LOVE : 3 STEPS TO GETTING YOUR PERFECT JOB AFTER COLLEGE
"A three-step career system to help graduating students and entry-level workers tap into their own unique qualities and interests to find a meaningful and engaging job"-- Provided by publisher.
THE FIXED STARS
by Wizenberg, Molly, author.
B WIZENBERG
"At age thirty-six, while serving on a jury, author Molly Wizenberg found herself drawn to a female attorney she hardly knew. Married to a man for nearly a decade and mother to a toddler, Wizenberg tried to return to her life as she knew it, but she felt that something insider her had changed irrevocably. Instead, she would discover that the trajectory of our lives is rarely as smooth or as logical as we'd like to believe. Like many of us, Wizenberg had long understood sexual orientation as a stable part of ourselves: we're 'born this way.' Suddenly she realized that her story was more complicated. Who was she, she wondered, if something at her very core could change so radically? The Fixed Stars is a taut, electrifying memoir exploring timely and timeless questions about desire, identity, and the limits and possibilities of family. In honest and searing prose, Wizenberg forges a new path: through the murk of separation and divorce, coming out to family and friends, learning to co-parent a young child, and realizing a new vision of love. The result is a frank and moving story about letting go of rigid definitions and ideals that no longer fit, and learning instead who we really are" -- Publisher.
GHOST FLAMES : LIFE AND DEATH IN A HIDDEN WAR, KOREA 1950-1953
by Hanley, Charles J., author.
951.9042 HAN
Drawing on newly discovered material, this vivid and emotional history of the Korean war details the events as they happened through the eyes of 20 different people, from a North Korean refugee girl to an American nun.
GIRLS GARAGE : A BRAVE BUILDER GIRL
by Pilloton, Emily, author.
621.9 PIL
"This reference book is so comprehensive it's the only book you'll ever need to own to figure out how to build or fix anything. It features tool types, usage, projects, quick fixes, and other "how to" information, plus profiles of inspiring builder girls and women. Promoting self-sufficiency for young women so that they can change a tire or fix a running toilet without calling a male partner, family member, or professional to assist, this guide will also instill in young women a long personal relationship with creativity. Girls, get in touch with your inner badass, and get building! Fear less. Build more."-- Provided by publisher.
GODS OF WAR : HISTORY
by Lacey, Jim, 1958- author.
355.0092 LAC
Any meeting of genius may create sparks, but when military geniuses meet, their confrontations play out upon a vast panorama of states or civilizations at war, wielding the full destructive power of a mighty nation's armies. Gods of War is the first single-volume, in-depth examination of the most celebrated military rivalries of all time, and of the rare, world-changing battles in which these great commanders in history matched themselves against true equals. From Caesar and Pompey deciding the fate of the Roman Republic, to Grant and Lee battling for a year during the American Civil War, to Rommel and Montgomery and Patton meeting in battle after battle as Hitler strove for European domination, these match-ups and their corresponding strategies are among the most memorable in history. A thrilling look into both the generals' lives and their hardest-fought battles, Gods of War is also a thought-provoking analysis of the qualities that make a strong commander and a deep exploration of the historical context in which the contestants were required to wage war, all told with rousing narrative flair. And in a time when technology has made the potential costs of war even greater, it is a masterful look at how military strategy has evolved and what it will take for leaders to guide their nations to peace in the future.
GREAT DEMON KINGS : A MEMOIR OF POETRY, SEX, ART, DEATH, AND ENLIGHTENMENT
A rollicking, sexy memoir of a young poet making his way in 1960s New York City
GREEN : PLANTS FOR SMALL SPACES, INDOORS AND OUT
by Chongue, Jason, author.
635 CHO
In Green, Jason Chongue explains and simplifies how to curate and look after plants in small urban spaces. He provides a practical and personal guide to creating urban gardens and styling with plants, perfect for a range of environments and climates, inside or out. From balconies, porches, courtyards and small backyards to entryways, offices and living spaces, this 'how to' guide is an approachable resource for gardeners of all types. Chapters cover understanding your climate, a plant maintenance calendar, curating a range of spaces and appreciating plants in public spaces, as well as quick tips for styling and plant care. Jason also invites 'Plant People' across the globe to provide an insight into how people are inspired by nature. Green is the perfect guide to small-space gardening, beautifully photographed and illustrated, and will help you transform your indoor and outdoor spaces into a lush, healthy oasis in no time.
GROWING UP SHARED : HOW PARENTS CAN SHARE SMARTER ON SOCIAL MEDIA-AND WHAT YOU CAN DO TO KEEP YOUR FAMILY SAFE IN A NO-PRIVACY WORLD
"Is it okay to share details about my child's life on social media? What kinds of pictures should I avoid posting? Am I taking away their ownership of their future online footprint? In today's age of "sharenting," many parents are trying to strike the right balance between engaging with online communities they value and respecting their child's right to privacy and safety. Stacey Steinberg's investigation of the benefits and risks of sharing our kids' lives on social media will help any parent find the right path for their family to follow in the online world"-- Provided by publisher.
THE HARDEST JOB IN THE WORLD : THE AMERICAN PRESIDENCY
by Dickerson, John, 1968- author.
352.23 DIC
"Imagine you have just been elected president. You are now commander-in-chief, chief executive, chief diplomat, chief legislator, chief of party, chief voice of the people, first responder, chief priest, and world leader. You're expected to fulfill your campaign promises, but you're also expected to solve the urgent crises of the day. What's on your to-do list? Where would you even start? The American presidency is in trouble. It has become overburdened, misunderstood, almost impossible to do. "The problems in the job unfolded before Donald Trump was elected, and the challenges of governing today will confront his successors," writes John Dickerson. After all, the founders never intended for our system of checks and balances to have one superior Chief Magistrate, with Congress demoted to "the little brother who can't keep up." In this eye-opening book, John Dickerson draws on history and contemporary times to show why we need to reevaluate how we view the presidency, how we choose our presidents, and what we expect from them once they are in office. Think of the presidential campaign as a job interview. Are we asking the right questions? Are we looking for good campaigners, or good presidents? Once a candidate gets the job, what can they do to thrive? Drawing on research and interviews with current and former White House staffers, Dickerson defines what the job of president actually entails, identifies the things that only the President can do, and analyzes how presidents in history have managed the burden. What qualities make for a good president? Who did it well? Why did Bill Clinton call the White House "the crown jewel in the American penal system"? And what lessons can we draw from past successes and failures? Ultimately, in order to evaluate candidates properly for the job, we need to adjust our expectations, and be more realistic about the goals, the requirements, and the limitations of the office."-- Provided by publisher.
THE HEART AND OTHER MONSTERS : A MEMIOR
by Andersen, Rose, author.
B ANDERSEN
"A riveting, deeply personal exploration of the opioid crisis-an empathic memoir infused with hints of true crime. In November 2013, Rose Andersen's younger sister Sarah died of an overdose in the bathroom of her boyfriend's home in a small town with one of the highest rates of opioid use in the state. Like too many of her generation, she had become addicted to heroin. Sarah was 24 years old. To imagine her way into Sarah's life and her choices, Rose revisits their volatile childhood, marked by their stepfather's omnipresent rage. As the dysfunction comes into focus, so does a broader picture of the opioid crisis and the drug rehabilitation industry in small towns across America. And when Rose learns from the coroner that Sarah's cause of death was a methamphetamine overdose, the story takes a wildly unexpected turn. As Andersen sifts through her sister's last days, we come to recognize the contours of grief and its aftermath: the psychic shattering which can turn to anger, the pursuit of ever an ever-elusive verdict, and the intensely personal rites of imagination and art needed to actually move on. Reminiscent of Alexandria Marzano-Lesnevich's The Fact of a Body, Maggie Nelson's Jane: A Murder, and Lacy M. Johnson's The Other Side, Andersen's debut is a potent, profoundly original journey into and out of loss"-- Provided by publisher.
HERE FOR IT : OR, HOW TO SAVE YOUR SOUL IN AMERICA : ESSAYS
"R. Eric Thomas didn't know he was different until the world told him so. Everywhere he went--whether it was his rich, mostly white, suburban high school, his conservative black church, or his Ivy League college in a big city--he found himself on the outside looking in. In essays by turns hysterical and heartfelt, Eric redefines what it means to be an "other" through the lens of his own life experience. He explores the two worlds of his childhood: the barren urban landscape where his parents' house was an anomalous bright spot, and the verdant school they sent him to in white suburbia. He writes about struggling to reconcile his Christian identity with his sexuality, about the exhaustion of code-switching in college, accidentally getting famous on the internet (for the wrong reason), and the surreal experience of covering the 2016 election as well as the seismic change that came thereafter. Ultimately, Eric seeks the answer to the ever more relevant question: Is the future worth it? Why do we bother when everything seems to be getting worse? As the world continues to shift in unpredictable ways, Eric finds the answers to these questions by re-envisioning what "normal" means, and in the powerful alchemy that occurs when you at last place yourself at the center of your own story"-- Provided by publisher.
HIDDEN VALLEY ROAD : INSIDE THE MIND OF AN AMERICAN FAMILY
by Kolker, Robert, author.
HEALTH 616.898 KOL
The heartrending story of a midcentury American family with 12 children, 6 of them diagnosed with schizophrenia, that became science’s great hope in the quest to understand the disease.
HONEY AND VENOM : CONFESSIONS OF AN URBAN BEEKEEPER
by Coté, Andrew, author.
B COTE
"Andrew Coté has one of the most intriguing, challenging, and unique jobs in New York City--maintaining millions of honey bees atop some of the city's most iconic buildings. His apiaries have crowned the Waldorf Astoria and the Museum of Modern Art reside on the North Lawn of the United Nations reign above stores, hotels, restaurants, schools, churches, and synagogues and are situated in community gardens, and even cemeteries, throughout the five boroughs. Widely recognized as New York City's premier urban beekeeper, in this debut collection, Coté takes readers with him on his daily apiary adventures over the course of a year, in the city and across the globe ..." --Provided by publisher.
HOUSE LESSONS : RENOVATING A LIFE
by Bauermeister, Erica, author.
B BAUERMEISTER
"In this memoir-in-essays, New York Times bestselling author Erica Bauermeister renovates a trash-filled house in the eccentric town of Port Townsend, WA, and in the process takes readers on a journey into the ways our spaces subliminally affect us, ultimately showing us how to make our houses (and lives) better"-- Provided by publisher.
HOW TO BE A CONSCIOUS EATER : MAKING FOOD CHOICES THAT ARE GOOD FOR YOU, OTHERS, AND THE PLANET
"A radically practical guide to making food choices that are are good for you, others, and the planet. Is organic really worth it? Are eggs ok to eat? If so, which ones are best for you, and for the chicken— Cage-Free, Free-Range, Pasture-Raised? What about farmed salmon, soy milk, sugar, gluten, fermented foods, coconut oil, almonds? Thumbs-up, thumbs-down, or somewhere in between? Using three criteria— is it good for me? Is it good for others? Is it good for the planet?— Sophie Egan helps us navigate the bewildering world of food so that we can all become conscious eaters. To eat consciously is not about diets, fads, or hard-and-fast rules. It's about having straightforward, accurate information to make smart, thoughtful choices amid the chaos of conflicting news and marketing hype. An expert on food's impact on human and environmental health, Egan organizes the book into four categories— stuff that comes from the ground, stuff that comes from animals, stuff that comes from factories, and stuff that's made in restaurant kitchens. This guide offers bottom-line answers to your most top-of-mind questions about what to eat." -- Description provided by publisher.
HOW TO TAKE AWESOME PHOTOS OF CATS
by Marttila, Andrew, author.
778.932 MAR
"...Professional cat photographer Andrew Marttila uses humor, candor, and charm to walk you through feline behavior, critical principles of photography, and how to put your newfound skills to use. Whether you're trying to master the settings on your camera or take better shots with your phone, this is the book you need to take awesome photos of cats."--Back cover.
THE HUMAN COSMOS : CIVILIZATION AND THE STARS
by Marchant, Jo, 1973- author.
523.1 MAR
"An historically unprecedented disconnect between humanity and the heavens has opened. Jo Marchant's book can begin to heal it. For at least 20,000 years, we have led not just an earthly existence but a cosmic one. Celestial cycles drove every aspect of our daily lives. Our innate relationship with the stars shaped who we are--our art, religious beliefs, social status, scientific advances, and even our biology. But over the last few centuries we have separated ourselves from the universe that surrounds us. It's a disconnect with a dire cost. Our relationship to the stars and planets has moved from one of awe, wonder and superstition to one where technology is king--the cosmos is now explored through data on our screens, not by the naked eye observing the natural world. Indeed, in most countries modern light pollution obscures much of the night sky from view. Jo Marchant's spellbinding parade of the ways different cultures celebrated the majesty and mysteries of the night sky is a journey to the most awe inspiring view you can ever see--looking up on a clear dark night. That experience and the thoughts it has engendered have radically shaped human civilization across millennia. The cosmos is the source of our greatest creativity in art, in science, in life. To show us how, Jo Marchant takes us to the Hall of the Bulls in the caves at Lascaux in France, and to the summer solstice at a 5,000-year-old tomb at New Grange in England. We discover Chumash cosmology and visit medieval monks grappling with the nature of time and Tahitian sailors navigating by the stars. We discover how light reveals the chemical composition of the sun, and we are with Einstein as he works out that space and time are one and the same. A four-billion-year-old meteor inspires a search for extraterrestrial life. The cosmically liberating, summary revelation is that star-gazing made us human"-- Provided by publisher.
INGE
"Growing up in Paris, the daughter of a German mother and an Irish father, Svenja O'Donnell knew little of her family's German past. All she knew was that her grandmother and her mother had fled their home city of Königsberg in the far east of Germany near the end of World War II, never to return. But everything changed when O'Donnell traveled to Königsberg -- now known as Kaliningrad, and part of Russia -- and called her grandmother, who uncharacteristically burst into tears. "I have so much to tell you," Inge said. In this transporting book, the award-winning journalist vividly reconstructs the story of Inge's life from the rise of the Nazis through the brutal postwar years, from falling in love with a man who was sent to the Eastern Front just after she became pregnant with his child, to spearheading her family's flight as the Red Army closed in, her young daughter in tow. Ultimately, O'Donnell uncovers the act of violence that finally parted Inge from the man she loved a terrible secret she had been keeping for more than six decades. In retracing her grandmother's footsteps, Svenja O'Donnell offers a rare window into a side of World War II we rarely see: a story not of heroes or villains, but of ordinary people, caught in the gears of history." -- Provided by publisher.
IPAD AND IPAD PRO FOR DUMMIES
by Baig, Edward C., author.
004.1675 BAI
IT WAS ALL A LIE : HOW THE REPUBLICAN PARTY BECAME DONALD TRUMP
by Stevens, Stuart, author.
324.2734 STE
"An indictment of the Republican party from one of the most successful Republican political operatives of his generation"-- Provided by publisher.
JUST THE GOOD STUFF : 100+ GUILT-FREE RECIPES TO SATISFY ALL OF THE CRAVINGS : GLUTEN-FREE, PALEO-FRIENDLY, AND WITHOUT REFINED SUGAR
"Counsels home cooks on how to incorporate healthier ingredients into everyday diets, in a collection of favorite comfort-food adaptations that includes a variety of gluten-free, paleo and plant-based options, from Almond Butter Pad Thai to Epic Quinoa Burrito Bowls." -- Provided by publisher.
LA BUVETTE : RECIPES AND WINE NOTES FROM PARIS
by Fourmont, Camille, author.
641.5944 FOU
"The owner of a beloved Paris wine shop, bar, and cafe shares the secrets of effortless French entertaining in this lushly photographed guide featuring 50 recipes for simple, grazing-style food. Inspired by the stylish, intimate, and laid-back vibes of La Buvette--a tiny wine shop that doubles as a bar and cafe--in Paris's 11th Arrondisment, this guide to wine, food, and Parisian lifestyle unlocks the secrets to achieveing that coveted je ne sais quoi style of entertaining, along with revealing the best of the City of Light. La Buvette's owner, Camille Fourmont, offers a look into her work journal, including the wine notes she uses to stock her shop and the incredible recipes she prepares in the shop's miniscule "kitchen" space. She also introduces some of Paris's best wine and food makers in intimate portraits. Included are fifty recipes for easy and delicious snacks and full meals perfect for impromptu grazing-style entertaining--with plenty of wine--such as Camille's "famous" Giant Beans with Citrus Zest Pickled Egg with Furikake Canned Sardines and Burnt Lemon Baguette, Butter, and White Peach and Verbena Jam and Crème Caramel. With tips on selecting wine and sourcing antique kitchenware, recreating the charm and ease of Parisian-style entertaining has never been so effortless. Whether you are traveling to Paris or bringing a piece of the City of Light into your home, you'll learn how to drink, eat, and shop like a true Parisian"-- Provided by publisher.
THE LAST STARGAZERS : THE ENDURING STORY OF ASTRONOMY
"For readers of Labgirl and Neil DeGrasse Tyson, The Last Stargazers combines the exciting travels of award-winning astronomer Emily Levesque with the misunderstood antics of a scrappy (and shrinking) crew of scientists working with stars and telescopes. She dissects both the romance and the real human curiosity that is so important to our exploration of space. Amidst the lonely quiet of stargazing to wild bears loose in the observatory, these love stories of astronomy show how scientists are going beyond the machines to infuse important creativity and intimate passion into the stars, inspiring future generations to peer skyward in pursuit of the universe's secrets"-- Provided by publisher.
LEAVE IT AS IT IS : A JOURNEY THROUGH THEODORE ROOSEVELT
"An urgent call to protect America's public lands, told through New York Times bestselling author David Gessner's American road trip with our greatest conservationist, Theodore Roosevelt, as his guide"-- Provided by publisher.
LIFE OF A KLANSMAN : A FAMILY HISTORY IN WHITE SUPREMACY
by Ball, Edward, 1958- author.
320.569 BAL
"An examination of the history of the author's family and its ties to white supremacist movements."-- Provided by publisher.
LIGHTS OUT : PRIDE, DELUSION, AND THE FALL OF GENERAL ELECTRIC
"How could General Electric-perhaps America's most iconic corporation-suffer such a swift and sudden fall from grace?"-- Provided by publisher.
LIKE CRAZY : LIFE WITH MY MOTHER AND HER INVISIBLE FRIENDS
"Dan Mathews knew that his eccentric mother, Perry Lawrence, was outspoken, foul-mouthed, and, at seventy-nine years old, unable to maintain her fiercely independent lifestyle-so he flew her across the country (with a gay man as her escort) to live with him in a dilapidated Victorian townhouse in Portsmouth, Virginia. What he didn't know was that she was schizophrenic. Over the next five years, Dan and Perry built a rollicking life together fueled by costume parties, experiments in drug use, and an unshakeable sense of humor as they faced down illness, natural disasters, and Perry's steady decline. With the help of an ever-expanding circle of friends-boyfriends new and old, strippers, DJs, gun nuts, Evangelical Christians, and everyone in between-they flipped the parent-child relationship on its head, with the globe-trotting animal rights activist finally learning to slow down and care for the woman who raised him. But it wasn't until after a kicking-and-screaming trip to the emergency room that Dan discovered that his mother's lifelong tendency to go it alone wasn't just a manifestation of her free spirit but was actually the inescapable element of a serious and undiagnosed disorder. Witty, emotionally powerful, and deeply moving, Like Crazy is a warm and engrossing memoir about mental illness, reinvention, and the remarkable power of community. Lovingly told, Mathews's memoir is also a profound meditation on the joys and pitfalls of caring for an aging family member and of the remarkable growth that takes place as a child steps into the role of the parent"-- Provided by publisher.
LIVE FREE OR DIE : AMERICA (AND THE WORLD) ON THE BRINK
by Hannity, Sean, 1961- author.
320.973 HAN
"The Fox News host and best-selling author of Conservative Victory argues that the leftist radicalism that he believes undermined American democracy in the 1960s must be purposefully fought again during the 2020 election to prevent progressive changes"-- Provided by publisher.
LOVE IN THE BLITZ : THE LONG-LOST LETTERS OF A BRILLIANT YOUNG WOMAN TO HER BELOVED ON THE FRONT
This extraordinary glimpse of life in London during World War II is told through recently discovered letters written by a young woman to her university beau as she tries to carve a place for herself in a time of uncertainty, providing a vivid and personal account of this historic era.
MEMORIAL DRIVE : A DAUGHTER
by Trethewey, Natasha D., 1966- author.
B TRETHEWEY
"At age nineteen, Natasha Trethewey had her world turned upside down when her former stepfather shot and killed her mother. Grieving and still new to adulthood, she confronted the twin pulls of life and death in the aftermath of unimaginable trauma and now explores the way this experience lastingly shaped the artist she became. With penetrating insight and a searing voice that moves from the wrenching to the elegiac, Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Natasha Trethewey explores this profound experience of pain, loss, and grief as an entry point into understanding the tragic course of her mother's life and the way her own life has been shaped by a legacy of fierce love and resilience. Moving through her mother's history in the deeply segregated South and through her own girlhood as a "child of miscegenation" in Mississippi, Trethewey plumbs her sense of dislocation and displacement in the lead-up to the harrowing crime that took place on Memorial Drive in Atlanta in 1985. Memorial Drive is a compelling and searching look at a shared human experience of sudden loss and absence but also a piercing glimpse at the enduring ripple effects of white racism and domestic abuse. Animated by unforgettable prose and inflected by a poet's attention to language, this is a luminous, urgent, and visceral memoir from one of our most important contemporary writers and thinkers."-- Amazon.
MY LIFE AS A VILLAINESS : ESSAYS
by Lippman, Laura, 1959- author, narrator.
B LIPPMAN
Laura Lippman, a journalist for many years, collects here her recent essays exploring motherhood as an older mom, her life as a reader, her relationships with her parents, friendship, and other topics that will resonate with a large audience.
THE MYSTERY OF CHARLES DICKENS
by Wilson, A. N., 1950- author.
B DICKENS
In this investigative narrative, Wilson moves from Dickens' death in 1870 back through his career and childhood trauma being sent to work in a blacking factory at age 12. It's clear that Wilson fully comprehends the many complexities of the wily novelist, public performer, and secret lover. Beginning with the mystery of his death, the author re-creates the last day of the famous novelist's life as he made the habitual hour's journey from his home at Gad's Hill, Kent, to his mistress's house in Peckham (places have major significance in Dickens' work). There, he suffered a seizure and was returned to his home to die a respectable death, surrounded by his estranged wife--tortured, as Wilson calls her--and some of his many adult children. Wilson gradually, engagingly unravels the circumstances surrounding his death. "Dickens was good at dying," he writes. "If you want a good death, go to the novels of Dickens." The novelist had been consumed by his love affair with the former actress Nelly Ternan for the previous 13 years and had bought the house where she lived with her mother and sisters. Just that morning, Dickens had been working toward the conclusion of The Mystery of Edwin Drood, a book that was destined to be left incomplete, and was saturated with a sense of raging passion for a young, unobtainable girl. (Wilson ably dispels the myth that Dickens did not write about sex.) Wilson writes with precision, intuition, and enormous compassion for Dickens' senses of social justice and outrage, especially regarding children in the mercilessly materialist Victorian era -- Kirkus.
NATURE SHOCK : GETTING LOST IN AMERICA
by Coleman, Jon T., 1970- author.
973 COL
"Jon Coleman focuses not on the trailblazers so often described in American history, but on the drifters and wanderers who have managed to go missing despite vast amounts of energy and information dedicated to keeping them on track. From Hernando de Soto's failed quest for riches in the American southeast to the modern trend of getting lost as a therapeutic escape from modernity, Nature Shock details a rich American history of location, movement, and the confrontations that occur when our physical and mental conceptions of space become disjointed. Whether lost in the woods of colonial New England, wandering the Midwestern plains in search of Californian gold, or lost in a tangle of trains, automobiles, and the digital grid, Coleman argues that getting lost allows us to connect with generations across time and space to create a uniquely American identity"-- Provided by publisher.
THE NAZI MENACE : HITLER, CHURCHILL, ROOSEVELT, STALIN, AND THE ROAD TO WAR
"Berlin, November 1937. In a secret meeting with his top advisors, Adolf Hitler proclaims the urgent necessity for a war of aggression in Europe. Some conservatives are unnerved by this grandiose plan, but they are soon silenced, setting in motion events that will lead to the most calamitous war in history. Benjamin Carter Hett, the author of The Death of Democracy, his acclaimed history of the fall of the Weimar Republic, takes us from Berlin to London, Moscow, and Washington to show how anti-Nazi forces inside and outside Germany came to understand Hitler's true menace to European civilization and learned to oppose him. Drawing on original sources in German, English, French, and Russian, including newly released intelligence documents, he paints a sweeping portrait of governments under siege, populated by larger-than-life figures like Winston Churchill, Joseph Stalin, Neville Chamberlain, Franklin Roosevelt, Joachim von Ribbentrop, and Vyacheslav Molotov. The Nazi Menace evokes a time when the verities of life were subverted, a time marked by fake news, cultural unrest over refugees, and the challenges of national security in a consumerist democracy. To read Hett's book is to see the 1930s-and our world today-in a new and unnerving light."-- Provided by publisher.
THE NEW YORK TIMES RIGHT AT HOME : HOW TO BUY, DECORATE, ORGANIZE, AND MAINTAIN YOUR SPACE
New York Times Real Estate columnists and home experts Ronda Kaysen and Michelle Higgins share their insider knowledge in this essential, all-in-one resource for how to buy, decorate, organize and maintain your space.Whether you are shopping for a first home, renting a new apartment or are searching for smart and affordable ways to redecorate or reorganize, Right at Home is the book for you.Kaysen and Higgins have spent more than two decades interviewing experts and demystifying all aspects of home buying and care. This guide, drawn from their work, will be with you at every turn, whether you're unpacking the kitchen for the first time, moving in with your significant other, or figuring out what to do with all those baby bottles and sippy cups now that the last child is out of diapers and the cabinets are bursting. Including pro tips from experts such as Marie Kondo, Bunny Williams and Justina Blakeney, and a removable annual home maintenance checklist, Right at Home is the indispensable guide that you will return to again and again.
NOLO
SMLLCs are the new popular business entity of choice for single owner small businesses. This book provides all the essential information you need to decide whether an SMLLC is the right choice for you and your business. It covers everything from forming an SMLLC to SMLLC tax and liability issues to dissolving an SMLLC.
NORMAL : A MOTHER AND HER BEAUTIFUL SON
by Newman, Magdalena, author.
B NEWMAN
"A moving memoir from the mother of a child with Treacher Collins Syndrome, with a foreword by R.J. Palacio, author of Wonder"-- Provided by publisher.
THE ORGAN THIEVES : THE SHOCKING STORY OF THE FIRST HEART TRANSPLANT IN THE SEGREGATED SOUTH
"In 1968, Bruce Tucker, a black man, went into Virginia's top research hospital with a head injury, only to have his heart taken out of his body and put into the chest of a white businessman. Now, in The Organ Thieves, Pulitzer Prize-nominated journalist Chip Jones exposes the horrifying inequality surrounding Tucker's death and how he was used as a human guinea pig without his family's permission or knowledge. The circumstances surrounding his death reflect the long legacy of mistreating African Americans that began more than a century before with cadaver harvesting and worse. It culminated in efforts to win the heart transplant race in the late 1960s. Featuring years of research and fresh reporting, The Organ Thieves is a story that resonates now more than ever, when issues of race and healthcare are the stuff of headlines and horror stories."-- Amazon.
OWLS OF THE EASTERN ICE : A QUEST TO FIND AND SAVE THE WORLD
"A young field scientist and conservationist tracks the elusive Blakiston's Fish Owl in the forbidding reaches of eastern Russia"-- Provided by publisher.
THE POLITICS INDUSTRY : HOW POLITICAL INNOVATION CAN BREAK PARTISAN GRIDLOCK AND SAVE OUR REPUBLIC
"Our political system has become big business--and business is booming--yet solutions to big problems seem impossible. Behold, the political-industrial complex. Rampant lobbying and gerrymandering. Election spending rising exponentially with each cycle. The Democratic and Republican parties competing furiously against each other for advantage, while together--as a duopoly--having a lock on the entire industry. And yet, who is this system for? Citizens, of course. Tragically, as the political system has transformed into an industry, it has also become totally dysfunctional, incapable of delivering solutions to America's key economic and social challenges. Would-be reformers debate endlessly about various ways to "fix the system," such as term limits or revised campaign finance laws, but few of these have been seriously proposed, let alone implemented. In The Politics Industry, leading political innovation activist Katherine Gehl and world-renowned business strategist Michael Porter take a radically different approach. They ingeniously apply the tools of business analysis--and Porter's distinctive Five Forces framework--to show how the political system functions just as every other competitive industry does. Even more importantly, they argue that the political system can be changed, just as industries can be changed, by adopting a new and different strategy, a clear set of choices of things to do--and not do--in four key areas: the election process, the legislative "machinery," the role of money, and the opening up of competition. The authors focus only on those solutions that are powerful and capable of having a significant impact, as well as achievable within a short period. The Politics Industry is an original and completely nonpartisan guide that will open any thinking citizen's eyes to the real dynamics and profound challenges of the American political system and provide powerful and practicable solutions for reshaping the system for the benefit of all"-- Provided by publisher.
QUITTER : A MEMOIR OF DRINKING, RELAPSE, AND RECOVERY
by Barnett, Erica C., author.
B BARNETT
"With remarkably brave and vulnerable writing, Barnett expands on her personal story to confront the dire state of addiction in America, the rise of alcoholism in American women in the last century, and the lack of rehabilitation options available to addicts. At a time when opioid addiction is a national epidemic and one in twelve Americans suffers from alcohol abuse disorder, Quitter is essential reading for our age and an ultimately hopeful story of Barnett's own hard-fought path to sobriety"-- Provided by publisher.
THE REMARKABLE LIFE OF THE SKIN : AN INTIMATE JOURNEY ACROSS OUR LARGEST ORGAN
How does our diet affect our skin? What makes the skin age? And why can't we tickle ourselves? Providing a cover for our delicate and intricate bodies, the skin is our largest and fastest growing organ. We see it, touch it and live in it every day. It's a habitat for a mesmerizingly complex world of micro-organisms and physical functions that are vital to our health and our survival. It's also one of the first things people see about us and is crucial to our sense of identity. And yet how much do we really know about it? Through the lenses of science, sociology and history, Dr Monty Lyman leads us on a journey across our most underrated and unexplored organ and reveals how the skin is far stranger and more complex than you've ever imagined.
THE RULES OF CONTAGION : WHY THINGS SPREAD€ AND WHY THEY STOP
by Kucharski, Adam (Mathematician), author
519.85 KUC
A deadly virus suddenly explodes into the population. A political movement gathers pace, and then quickly vanishes. An idea takes off like wildfire, changing our world forever. We live in a world that's more interconnected than ever before. Our lives are shaped by outbreaks - of disease, of misinformation, even of violence - that appear, spread and fade away with bewildering speed. To understand them, we need to learn the hidden laws that govern them. From 'superspreaders' who might spark a pandemic or bring down a financial system to the social dynamics that make loneliness catch on, The Rules of Contagion offers compelling insights into human behaviour and explains how we can get better at predicting what happens next. Along the way, Adam Kucharski explores how innovations spread through friendship networks, what links computer viruses with folk stories - and why the most useful predictions aren't necessarily the ones that come true.
THE SALMON SISTERS : FEASTING, FISHING, AND LIVING IN ALASKA
by Laukitis, Emma Teal, author.
641.692 LAU
"This is a proposal for a Kinfolk-y presentation of the rustic Alaskan lifestyle of commercial fishing and homesteading that late-20s authors Emma Teal and her sister Claire experienced growing up and celebrate today, including 40-50 recipes. They were raised on a remote island in the Aleutians where the family operated a commercial fishing boat on which the sisters worked as deckhands. I first discovered them when I was prowling around for an Alaska cookbook and landed on their website where they sell their AK-related products (clothing, bags, flash-frozen salmon). Emma Teal creates the artwork and packaging for their products. It has been a year and a half since I first reached out to them, but now they have a proposal (and an agent)"-- Provided by publisher.
SAY IT LOUDER! : BLACK VOTERS, WHITE NARRATIVES, AND SAVING OUR DEMOCRACY
A Washington D.C. insider discusses both the historical and current influence of African Americans in our electoral process and offers ideas for how they can use their rising power to affect elections and overcome voter suppression efforts.
THE SCIENTIST AND THE SPY : A TRUE STORY OF CHINA, THE FBI, AND INDUSTRIAL ESPIONAGE
"A riveting true story of industrial espionage in which a Chinese-born scientist is convicted of trying to steal U.S. trade secrets, by a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in nonfiction. In September 2011, sheriff's deputies in Iowa encountered three neatly dressed Asian men at a cornfield that had been leased by Monsanto to grow corn from patented hybrids. What began as a routine inquiry into potential trespassing blossomed into a federal court case that saw one of the men -- Mo Hailong, also known as Robert Mo -- plead guilty to conspiracy to steal trade secrets from U.S. agro-giants DuPont Pioneer and Monsanto on behalf of the China-based DBN Group, one of the country's largest seed companies. The Mo case was part of the U.S. government's efforts to stanch the rising flow of industrial espionage by Chinese companies -- some with the assistance of the Chinese government itself -- on American companies. And it's not an isolated one. Economic espionage costs U.S. companies billions of dollars a year in lost revenue. As former Attorney General Eric Holder once put it, 'There are only two categories of companies affected by trade secret theft: Those that know they've been compromised and those that don't know it yet.' Using the story of Mo and of others involved in the case, journalist Mara Hvistendahl uncovers the fascinating and disquieting phenomenon of industrial espionage as China marches toward technological domination."-- Provided by publisher.
SCOTT STANDARD POSTAGE STAMP CATALOGUE
Presents a six-volume catalogue showing postage stamps from the United States, the United Nations, and the other countries of the world and their current values.
SEPARATED : INSIDE AN AMERICAN TRAGEDY
by Soboroff, Jacob, author.
325.73 SOB
"A deeply reported, newsbreaking account the humanitarian crisis of our time by the journalist who has been at the center of the story: MSNBC correspondent Jacob Soboroff, winner of the 2019 Walter Cronkite Award, offers a chilling expose of the human cost of the Trump administration's border and immigration policies"-- Publisher.
SERIAL KILLERS OF THE
"When investigators discovered the first shallow graves of victims murdered by thirty-seven-year-old contractor Juan V. Corona in 1971, they had no reason to imagine that the second half of the twentieth century would become known as the 'Golden Age of Serial Killers.' As it turned out, brutal serial murders became, in many ways, as much a part of legacy of the 1970s as disco, Watergate, and the oil crisis. Compiled by former New York Times reporter Jane Fritsch, who covered John Wayne Gacy's trail for the Chicago Tribune, this collection tells the stories behind the headlines of the notorious decade's serial killers, form more obscure murderers--like Coral Eugene Watts, known as the mysterious Sunday Morning Slasher--to those whose nicknames have become part of the decade's cultural record, such as David Berkowitz, aka the Son of Sam."-- Back cover.
SHOW THEM YOU
Traces the academic pursuits of four Los Angeles high school boys with very different backgrounds and resources who navigate challenges in class, race, expectations, cultural divides and luck to attend college.
SITTING PRETTY : THE VIEW FROM MY ORDINARY RESILIENT DISABLED BODY
"From disability advocate with a PhD in disability studies and creative nonfiction, and creator of the Instagram account @ sitting pretty, an essay collection based on a lifetime of experiences in a paralyzed body, tackling themes of identity, accessibility, bodies, and representation"-- Provided by publisher.
SLACK FOR DUMMIES
by Simon, Phil.
005.7136 SIM
"Have you ever wondered what it would feel like to be less overwhelmed, more efficient, and more engaged at work? To quickly locate key documents and conversations? Then join the millions of users of Slack, a remarkably flexible, popular, and intuitive tool that revolutionizes communication and collaboration. This full-color guide shows you how to get the most out of Slack. Discover how to use workspaces, channels, and apps, and dramatically improve the way you and your colleagues work for good." -- Back cover.
THE SMALLEST LIGHTS IN THE UNIVERSE : A MEMOIR
by Seager, Sara, author.
B SEAGER
"In this luminous memoir, an MIT astrophysicist must reinvent herself in the wake of tragedy and discovers the power of connection on this planet, even as she searches our galaxy for another Earth. Sara Seager has always been in love with the stars: so many lights in the sky, so much possibility. Now a pioneering planetary scientist, she searches for exoplanets--especially that distant, elusive world that sustains life. But with the unexpected death of Seager's husband, the purpose of her own life becomes hard for her to see. Suddenly, at forty, she is a widow and the single mother of two young boys. For the first time, she feels alone in the universe. As she struggles to navigate her life after loss, Seager takes solace in the alien beauty of exoplanets and the technical challenges of exploration. At the same time, she discovers earthbound connections that feel every bit as wondrous, when strangers and loved ones alike reach out to her across the space of her grief. Among them are the Widows of Concord, a group of women offering advice on everything from home maintenance to dating, and her beloved sons, Max and Alex. Most unexpected of all, there is another kind of one-in-a-billion match, not in the stars but here at home. Probing and invigoratingly honest, The Smallest Lights in the Universe is its own kind of light in the dark"-- Provided by publisher.
THE SMART WOMAN
"The Smart Woman's Guide to Property Law shows how current property laws cheat women at various stages of life: marriage, caretaking, childrearing, outliving your spouse, inheritance, and more. Carla Spivack illuminates these pitfalls and shows women how to avoid them, protect their wealth, and build for the future"-- Provided by publisher.
SOUL FULL OF COAL DUST :  A FIGHT FOR BREATH AND JUSTICE IN APPALACHIA
Uncovers the sobering resurgence of black lung disease in Appalachia, the cover-up activities of the coal mining industry, and the awareness activities of regional mining communities.
THE STEP-BY-STEP INSTANT POT COOKBOOK : 100 SIMPLE RECIPES FOR SPECTACULAR RESULTS - WITH PHOTOGRAPHS OF EVERY STEP
Eisner takes a step-by-step approach to deliver a cookbook of 100 essential dishes that will demystify pressure cooking for Instant Pot users of all abilities -- and put dinner on the table in a flash. Every recipe in this book is illustrated with clear photographs showing exactly what to do in each step. There are no surprises: no hard-to-find ingredients, no fussy extra techniques, and nothing even the most reluctant cooks can't master in moments. What you see is truly what you get -- in dishes as simple as Mac & Cheese and a Quick Quinoa Salad and as delicious as French Onion Chicken, Pot Roast, Ratatouille Stew, and even desserts such as Bananas Foster and Creme Brulee.
SURRENDER, WHITE PEOPLE! : OUR UNCONDITIONAL TERMS FOR PEACE
by Hughley, D. L. (Darryl L.), 1963- author.
305.896 HUG
"Following-up his New York Times bestseller How Not to Get Shot, comedy legend D.L. Hughley offers satirical terms for a peace treaty between white America and the rest of humanity"-- Provided by publisher.
SURVIVING AUTOCRACY
by Gessen, Masha, author.
973.933 GES
"An analysis of the destruction the Trump administration has waged on our institutions, the cultural norms we hoped would save us, and our very sense of identity"-- Provided by publisher.
TALES OF TWO PLANETS : STORIES OF CLIMATE CHANGE AND INEQUALITY IN A DIVIDED WORLD
"Building from his acclaimed anthology Tales of Two Americas, beloved writer and editor John Freeman draws together some of our greatest writers from around the world to help us see how the environmental crisis is hitting some of the most vulnerable communities where they live. In the past five years, John Freeman, previously editor of Granta, has launched a celebrated international literary magazine, Freeman's, and compiled two acclaimed anthologies that deal with income inequality as it is experienced, first in New York and then throughout the United States. In the course of this work, one major theme has come up repeatedly: how climate change is making already dire inequalities much worse, devastating further the already devastated. The effects of global warming are especially disruptive in less well-off nations, sending refugees to the US and elsewhere in the wealthier world, where they often encounter the problems that perennially face outsiders: lack of access to education, health care, decent housing, employment, and even basic nutrition. But the problems of climate change are not restricted to those from the less developed world. American citizens are suffering too, as the stories of distress resulting from recent hurricanes testify: People who can't sell their home because the building is on a flood plain, people who get displaced and cannot find work, and more. And this doesn't even take on board the situation in much of the Caribbean, or south of the Rio Grande in Mexico and Central America. Galvanized by his conversations with writers and activists around the world, Freeman has engaged with some of today's most eloquent writers, many of whom hail from the places under the most acute stress. The response has been extraordinary: a literary all-points bulletin of fiction, essays, poems, and reportage. Margaret Atwood conjures with a dystopian future in three remarkable poems. Lauren Groff takes us to Florida Edwidge Danticat to Haiti Tahmima Anim to Bangladesh. Valeria Luiselli probes the refugee cris
THANK YOU FOR VOTING : THE MADDENING, ENLIGHTENING, INSPIRING TRUTH ABOUT VOTING IN AMERICA
"Voting is a prized American right and a topic of debate from the earliest days of the country. Yet in the 2016 presidential election, about 40 percent of Americans--and half of the country's young adults--didn't vote. Why do so many Americans choose not to vote, and what can we do about it? The problem, Erin Geiger Smith contends, is a lack of understanding about our electoral system and a need to make voting more accessible. Thank You for Voting is her eye-opening look at the voting process, starting with the Framers' perspective, through the Equal Protection amendment and the Voting Rights Act, to the present and simple actions individuals can take to increase civic participation in local, state, and national elections. Geiger Smith expands our knowledge about our democracy--including women's long fight to win the vote, attempts to suppress newly enfranchised voters' impact, state prohibitions against felons voting, charges of voter fraud and voter suppression, and other vital issues. In a conversational tone, she explains topics that can confuse even the most informed voters: polling, news literacy, gerrymandering and the Electoral College. She also explores how age, race, and socioeconomic factors influence turnout. Ultimately, Thank You for Voting offers hope. Geiger Smith challenges corporations to promote voting, and offers examples of how companies like Patagonia and Walmart have taken up the task in a non-partisan way. And she reveals how get-out-the-vote movements--such as television star Yara Shahidi's voting organization, Michelle Obama's When We All Vote campaign, and on-the-ground young activists--innovatively use technology and grassroots techniques to energize first-time voters."-- Amazon.
TOMBOY : THE SURPRISING HISTORY AND FUTURE OF GIRLS WHO DARE TO BE DIFFERENT
"We are in the middle of a cultural revolution, where the spectrum of gender and sexual identities is seemingly unlimited. So when author and journalist Lisa Selin Davis's six-year-old daughter first called herself a "tomboy," Davis was hesitant. Her child favored sweatpants and T-shirts over anything pink or princess-themed, just like the sporty, skinned-kneed girls Davis had played with as a kid. But "tomboy" seemed like an outdated word--why use a word with "boy" in it for such girls at all? So was it outdated? In an era where some are throwing elaborate gender reveal parties and others are embracing they/them pronouns, Davis set out to answer that question, and to find out where tomboys fit into our changing understandings of gender. In Tomboy, Davis explores the evolution of tomboyism from a Victorian ideal to a twenty-first century fashion statement, honoring the girls and women--and those who identify otherwise--who stomp all over archaic gender norms. She highlights the forces that have shifted what we think of as masculine and feminine, delving into everything from clothing to psychology, history to neuroscience, and the connection between tomboyism, gender identity, and sexuality. Above all else, Davis's comprehensive deep-dive inspires us to better appreciate those who defy traditional gender boundaries, and the incredible people they become. Whether you're a grown-up tomboy or raising a gender-rebel of your own, Tomboy is the perfect companion for navigating our cultural shift. It is a celebration of both diversity and those who dare to be different, ultimately revealing how gender nonconformity is a gift."-- Amazon.
TOMBSTONE : THE EARP BROTHERS, DOC HOLLIDAY, AND THE VENDETTA RIDE FROM HELL
Chronicles the true story of Wyatt, Virgil and Morgan Earp and the famous Fight at the OK Corral.
TOMOKO FUSE
by Brill, David, author.
736.982 BRI
Tomoko Fuse has been one of the world's premier origami artists for more than 35 years. This beautifully photographed book examines the three-dimensional geometric designs she is famous for. Fuse, often referred to as "the queen of origami," discovered the art of folding paper at just seven years old. She has come a long way since then, having had her work highlighted in exhibitions around the world, including Paris Origami (Carrousel du Louvre, 1998), On Paper (Crafts Council London, 2002) and her solo show Yorokobi (Bauhaus Dessau, 2004). In addition to teaching, folding and writing, she also collaborated with designer Denis Guidone for Milan Design Week 2018 and was a featured artist in Nova's episode "The Origami Revolution" (February, 2017). An artistic anthology of her most impressive work, Tomoko Fuse's Origami Art can serve multiple purposes: as inspiration for an experienced origami folder as a truly impressive coffee table book for the artistically-minded or as a push for intermediate folders to try their hand at modular origami models.
TRUMPOCALYPSE : RESTORING AMERICAN DEMOCRACY
by Frum, David, 1960- author.
973.933 FRU
"A huge swath of Americans see the rest of the country building a future that doesn't have a place for them. It's no wonder they'd rather burn it all down. But the fire can be stopped by Americans who act now to protect their country and its democracy"-- Provided by publisher.
UNACCEPTABLE : PRIVILEGE, DECEIT & THE MAKING OF THE COLLEGE ADMISSIONS SCANDAL
"The inside story of the college admissions scandal that shocked the nation and shattered myths about meritocracy, by the reporters who broke major developments in the story that exposed a rotten system"-- Provided by publisher.
THE UNFATHOMABLE ASCENT : HOW HITLER CAME TO POWER
by Range, Peter Ross, author.
943.086 RAN
THE UNIDENTIFIED : MYTHICAL MONSTERS, ALIEN ENCOUNTERS, AND OUR OBSESSION WITH THE UNEXPLAINED
"In a world where rational, scientific explanations are more available than ever, belief in the unprovable and irrational--in fringe--is on the rise: from Atlantis to aliens, from Flat Earth to the Loch Ness monster, the list goes on. It seems the more our maps of the known world get filled in, the more we crave mysterious locations full of strange creatures. Enter Colin Dickey, Cultural Historian and Tour Guide of the Weird. With the same curiosity and insight that made Ghostland a hit with readers and critics, Colin looks at what all fringe beliefs have in common, explaining that today's Illuminati is yesterday's Flat Earth: the attempt to find meaning in a world stripped of wonder. Dickey visits the wacky sites of America's wildest fringe beliefs--from the famed Mount Shasta where the ancient race (or extra-terrestrials, or possibly both, depending on who you ask) called Lemurians are said to roam, to the museum containing the last remaining "evidence" of the great Kentucky Meat Shower--investigating how these theories come about, why they take hold, and why as Americans we keep inventing and re-inventing them decade after decade. The Unidentified is Colin Dickey at his best: curious, wry, brilliant in his analysis, yet eminently readable"-- Provided by publisher.
UNION : A DEMOCRAT, A REPUBLICAN, AND A SEARCH FOR COMMON GROUND
"In the year before Donald Trump was elected president, Jordan Blashek, a Republican Marine, and Chris Haugh, a Democrat and son of a single mother from Berkeley, CA, formed an unlikely friendship. Jordan was fresh off his service in the Marines and feeling a bit out of place at Yale Law School. Chris was yearning for a sense of mission after leaving Washington D.C. Over the months, Jordan and Chris's friendship blossomed not in spite of, but because of, their political differences. So they decided to hit the road in search of reasons to strengthen their bond in an era of strife and partisanship. What follows is a three-year adventure story, across forty-four states and along 20,000 miles of road to find out exactly where the American experiment stands at the close of the second decade of the twenty-first century."--Amazon.
UNION : THE STRUGGLE TO FORGE THE STORY OF UNITED STATES NATIONHOOD
by Woodard, Colin, 1968- author.
320.54 WOO
"The author of American Nations returns to the historical study of a fractured America by examining how a myth of national unity was created and fought over in the nineteenth century--a myth that continues to affect us today. Union tells the story of how the myth of our national origins, identity, and purpose was intentionally created in the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. A small group of individuals--historians, political leaders, and novelists--fashioned a history that attempted to erase the fundamental differences and profound tensions between the nation's regional cultures, the motive for the Confederacy's secession (protecting a slave system), and even the reasons that drove the colonies to secede from Britain. These men were creating the idea of an American nation instead of a union of disparate states, and a specific, ethnically defined "American people" instead of just a republican citizenry. Their emerging nationalist story was immediately and powerfully contested by another set of intellectuals and firebrands who argued that the United States was instead an ethno-state, the homeland of the allegedly superior "Anglo-Saxon" race, upon whom Divine and Darwinian favor shined. Their vision helped create a new federation--the Confederacy--prompting the bloody Civil War. While defeated on the battlefield, their vision later managed to win the war of ideas in the late nineteenth century, capturing the White House in the early twentieth century, and offering the first consensus, pan-regional vision of U.S. nationhood by the close of the first World War. This narrower, more exclusive vision of America would be overthrown in mid-century, but as early twenty-first-century Americans discovered, it was never fully vanquished. Woodard tells the story of the genesis and epic confrontations between these visions of our nation's path and purpose through the lives of the key figures who created them, a cast of characters whose personal quirks and virtues, gifts and demons shaped the destiny of millions"-- Prov
A VERY PUNCHABLE FACE : A MEMOIR
by Jost, Colin, 1982- author.
B JOST
"Saturday Night Live head writer and Weekend Update co-anchor, Colin Jost, has six sets of stitches on his face alone. He's been punched in at least four different sketches on Saturday Night Live, including once by his boss, Lorne Michaels. But if there's one trait that makes someone well suited to comedy, it's being able to take a punch-metaphorically and, occasionally, physically. From growing up as an overweight kid in a family of firefighters on Staten Island to commuting three hours a day to high school and "seeing the sights" (like watching a Russian woman throw a stroller off the back of a ferry) to attending Harvard while Facebook was created (and choosing comedy instead!), Colin shares how he has navigated the world like a "slightly smarter Forrest Gump." You'll also discover things about Colin that will surprise and confuse you. You'll go behind the scenes at SNL (where he's written some of the most iconic sketches and characters of the past fifteen years) and Weekend Update (where's he's been "the white guy next to Leslie Jones.") And you'll experience the life of a touring stand-up comedian-from performing in rural cafeterias at noon to opening for Dave Chappelle at Radio City Music Hall. For every accomplishment (hosting the Emmys), there is a setback (hosting the Emmys). And for every absurd moment (watching paramedics give CPR to a raccoon), there is an honest, emotional one (recounting his mother's experience on the scene of the Twin Towers' collapse on 9/11.) A Very Punchable Face reveals the brilliant mind behind some of the dumbest sketches on television and lays bare the heart and humor of a hardworking guy-with a face you can't help but want to punch"-- Publisher.
WANDERING IN STRANGE LANDS : A DAUGHTER OF THE GREAT MIGRATION RECLAIMS HER ROOTS
"Between 1916 and 1970, six million black Americans left their rural homes in the South for jobs in cities in the North, West, and Midwest in a movement known as The Great Migration. But while this event transformed the complexion of America and provided black people with new economic opportunities, it also disconnected them from their roots, their land, and their sense of identity, argues Morgan Jerkins. In this fascinating and deeply personal exploration, she recreates her ancestors' journeys across America, following the migratory routes they took from Georgia and South Carolina to Louisiana, Oklahoma, and California. Following in their footsteps, Jerkins seeks to understand not only her own past, but the lineage of an entire group of people who have been displaced, disenfranchised, and disrespected throughout our history. Through interviews, photos, and hundreds of pages of transcription, Jerkins braids the loose threads of her family's oral histories, which she was able to trace back 300 years, with the insights and recollections of black people she met along the way--the tissue of black myths, customs, and blood that connect the bones of American history. "--Amazon.
WE ARE CALLED TO BE A MOVEMENT
by Barber, William J., II, 1963- author.
323.042 BAR
It's time for everyone who cares about the state of our nation to heed the call and join forces to redeem the soul of America. It's time to come together and renounce the politics of rejection, division, and greed. It's time to lift up the common good, move up to higher ground, and revive the heart of democracy. In a single, rousing sermon, the celebrated Reverend William J. Barber II of the Poor People's Campaign makes an impassioned argument whose message could not be clearer: It's time for change, and the time needs you.
WHAT IT
"Can birds smell?" "Is this the same cardinal that was at my feeder last year?" "Do robins 'hear' worms?" In "What It's Like to Be a Bird," David Sibley answers the most frequently asked questions about the birds we see most often. This special, large-format volume is geared as much to nonbirders as it is to the out-and-out obsessed, covering more than two hundred species and including more than 330 new illustrations by the author. While its focus is on familiar backyard birds--blue jays, nuthatches, chickadees--it also examines certain species that can be fairly easily observed, such as the seashore-dwelling Atlantic puffin. David Sibley's exacting artwork and wide-ranging expertise bring observed behaviors vividly to life. (For most species, the primary illustration is reproduced life-sized.) And while the text is aimed at adults--including fascinating new scientific research on the myriad ways birds have adapted to environmental changes--it is nontechnical, making it the perfect occasion for parents and grandparents to share their love of birds with young children, who will delight in the big, full-color illustrations of birds in action. Unlike any other book he has written, "What It's Like to Be a Bird" is poised to bring a whole new audience to David Sibley's world of birds." -- Amazon.com
WHEN THE LIGHT OF THE WORLD WAS SUBDUED, OUR SONGS CAME THROUGH : A NORTON ANTHOLOGY OF NATIVE NATIONS POETRY
"United States Poet Laureate Joy Harjo gathers the work of more than 160 poets, representing nearly 100 indigenous nations, into the first historically comprehensive Native poetry anthology. This landmark anthology celebrates the indigenous peoples of North America, the first poets of this country, whose literary traditions stretch back centuries. Opening with a blessing from Pulitzer Prize-winner N. Scott Momaday, the book contains powerful introductions from contributing editors who represent the five geographically organized sections. Each section begins with a poem from traditional oral literatures and closes with emerging poets, ranging from Eleazar, a seventeenth-century Native student at Harvard, to Jake Skeets, a young Diné poet born in 1991, and including renowned writers such as Luci Tapahanso, Natalie Diaz, Layli Long Soldier, and Ray Young Bear. When the Light of the World Was Subdued, Our Songs Came Through offers the extraordinary sweep of Native literature, without which no study of American poetry is complete"-- Provided by publisher.
WILDERNESS CHEF : THE ULTIMATE GUIDE TO COOKING OUTDOORS
by Mears, Raymond, author.
641.578 MEA
"A gorgeous and inspiring outdoor cookbook that goes back to basics, and then beyond, from the master of bushcraft, Ray Mears. We all know how to cook an egg. In this book, Ray Mears will show readers how to cook an egg, on a stick, over a fire, how to light that fire, and then how to make the egg taste amazing. This is a practical and inspiring book drawing on the love of the outdoors, cooking in the open air and creating delicious food from scratch. Infused throughout with Ray's experience and enthusiasm, the book begins with setting up your outdoor kitchen, assessing your ingredients, then focusing on key techniques: lighting your fire, cooking in ashes and leaves, steaming on an open fire, and smoking. All this practical background is beautifully described using anecdotes from thousands of meals cooked outdoors all around the world, and illustrated with Ray's own photography. Once the practical elements have been covered, the main bulk of the book is 'the menu,' featuring fabulous and enjoyable recipes, including: easy ideas that children and grownups can try out such as campfire fondue and baked apples gourmet meals, like venison pave brochette recipes learned from bushmen and native peoples around the world, including sami bread, jungle curry, and Kalahari bushman ostrich egg." -- Description provided by publisher.
WOMEN IN THE KITCHEN : TWELVE ESSENTIAL COOKBOOK WRITERS WHO DEFINED THE WAY WE EAT, FROM 1661 TO TODAY
Anne Willan, multi-award-winning culinary historian, cookbook writer, cooking teacher, and founder of La Varenne Cooking School in Paris, explores the lives and work of women cookbook authors whose important books have defined cooking over the past three hundred years. Beginning with the first published cookbook by Hannah Woolley in 1661, up to Alice Waters today, these women, and books, created the canon of the American table. Focusing on the figures behind the recipes, Women in the Kitchen traces the development of American home cooking from the first, early colonial days to transformative cookbooks by Fannie Farmer, Irma Rombauer, Julia Child, Edna Lewis, and Marcella Hazan. Willan offers a short biography of each influential woman, including her background, and a description of the seminal books she authored. These women inspired one another, and in part owe their places in cooking history to those who came before them.
THE WORLD EATS HERE : AMAZING FOOD AND THE INSPIRING PEOPLE WHO MAKE IT AT NEW YORK
"A look at the food that vendors from all over the world serve at the Queens Night Market in Queens, New York, the most diverse urban area on Earth"-- Provided by publisher.
WRITING WILD : WOMEN POETS, RAMBLERS, AND MAVERICKS WHO SHAPE HOW WE SEE THE NATURAL WORLD
"In Writing Wild, Kathryn Aalto celebrates 25 women whose influential writing helps deepen our connection to and understanding of the natural world. These inspiring wordsmiths are scholars, spiritual seekers, conservationists, scientists, novelists, and explorers. They defy easy categorization, yet they all share a bold authenticity that makes their work both distinct and universal. Featured writers include: Dorothy Wordsworth, Susan Fenimore Cooper, Gene Stratton-Porter, Mary Austin, Vita Sackville-West, Nan Shepherd, Rachel Carson, Mary Oliver, Carolyn Merchant, Annie Dillard, Gretel Ehrlich, Leslie Marmon Silko, Diane Ackerman, Robin Wall Kimmerer, Lauret Savoy, Rebecca Solnit, Kathleen Jamie, Carolyn Finney, Helen Macdonald, Saci Lloyd, Andrea Wulf, Camille T. Dungy, Elena Passarello, Amy Liptrot, and Elizabeth Rush. Part travel essay, literary biography, and cultural history, Writing Wild ventures into the landscapes and lives of extraordinary writers and encourages a new generation of women to pick up their pens, head outdoors, and start writing wild." -- Description provided by publisher.
THE YEAR OF DANGEROUS DAYS : RIOTS, REFUGEES, AND COCAINE IN MIAMI 1980
by Griffin, Nicholas, 1971- author
975.9381 GRI
"MIAMI 1980, by journalist and author Nicholas Griffin, is a narrative of a pivotal but forgotten year in American history. With a cast that includes iconic characters such as Jimmy Carter, Fidel Castro, and Janet Reno, this slice of history is brought to life through fascinating, intertwining personal stories. At the core, there's Edna Buchanan, a beautiful reporter for the Miami Herald who breaks the story on the wrongful murder of a black man, and the resultant police cover-up Captain Marshall Frank, the hardboiled homicide detective tasked with investigating the murder and Mayor Maurice Ferre, the charismatic politician who watches the case, and the city, fall apart. A roller coaster of national politics and international diplomacy, these three figures cross paths and socio-economic lines as their city explodes in one of the worst race riots in American history as over 120,000 Cuban refugees land on the Miami coast and as foreign drug cartels flood the city with cocaine and infiltrate all levels of law enforcement and government. In a battle of wills, Buchanan has to keep up with the 150% uptick in murders Captain Frank has to scrub and then rebuild his police department and Mayor Ferre has to find a way to reconstruct his smoldering city. Against all odds, they persevere, and a stronger, more vibrant Miami is forged in the crucible. But the new Miami, literally built on corruption and drug money, will have severe ramifications for the rest of the country"-- Provided by publisher
YOUR SECOND ACT : INSPIRING STORIES OF REINVENTION
by Heaton, Patricia, 1958- author.
305.244 HEA
An entertaining, inspirational book about second acts in life and reinventing yourself from beloved television actress Patricia Heaton'Emmy Award'winning star of Everybody Loves Raymond, The Middle, and most recently, Carol's Second Act. Patricia Heaton is one of TV's most recognizable and beloved moms. She's won two Emmys for her starring role as Debra Barone on the long-running comedy Everybody Loves Raymond, and followed that career-making role with another gem as Frances Heck on the popular sitcom The Middle. Now, she returns to television as the lead in the new series Carol's Second Act, which follows divorced fifty-year-old Carol Kenney (played by Heaton), who after raising two children and retiring as a teacher decides to finally pursue her dream of becoming a doctor. Patricia Heaton knows what it's like to stage a second act and navigate pivotal transitions in life. Just like Carol, when Heaton's children left the nest, she found herself in a new and unfamiliar stage of life, compelling her to evaluate which direction to take next. She discovered she had the time to pursue passions that were previously placed on hold, both personally and professionally. She made her move and took a step forward in her career and for the first time, Heaton is not only the star of her own show, but also the executive producer. She also now finds her greatest fulfillment in using her influence to support humanitarian efforts as a Celebrity Ambassador for World Vision, the world's largest non-governmental organization. She and her husband support their work in poverty relief around the globe, something that was planted in heart long ago. Through her own experience, Heaton became curious about other people's stories of second-act transitions and ways to offer support in the process. In her new book, Your Second Act, she shares wisdom from her own personal journey as well as insight from stories of numerous people across the country. From work to health, to love and more, the results are heartwarming, inspiring, and surprising

 

 

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