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100 COOKIES : THE BAKING BOOK FOR EVERY KITCHEN WITH CLASSIC COOKIES, NOVEL TREATS, BROWNIES, BARS, AND MORE
"A cookbook of perfect weeknight baking projects: 100 delicious cookies "-- Provided by publisher.
THE 2-HOUR JOB SEARCH : USING TECHNOLOGY TO GET THE RIGHT JOB FASTER
"Technology has changed not only the way we do business, but also the way we look for work. The 2-Hour Job Search rejects laundry lists of conventional wisdom in favor of a streamlined job search approach that produces results quickly and efficiently. In three steps, creator Steve Dalton shows you how to select, prioritize, and make contact with potential employers so you can land that critical first interview."--Page [4] of cover.
42 TODAY : JACKIE ROBINSON AND HIS LEGACY
""42 Today" is an exploration of Jackie Robinson and his legacy"-- Provided by publisher.
THE 80 80 MARRIAGE : A NEW MODEL FOR A HAPPIER, STRONGER RELATIONSHIP
by Klemp, Nathaniel J., 1979- author.
306.81 KLE
"An accessible, transformative guide for couples seeking greater love, connection, and intimacy in our modern world"-- Provided by publisher.
AFRICAN AMERICAN POETRY : 250 YEARS OF STRUGGLE & SONG
by Passive resistance United States Poetry.
811.008 AFR
Only now, in the 21st century, can we fully grasp the breadth and range of African American poetry: a magnificent chorus of voices, some familiar, others recently rescued from neglect. Here, in this unprecedented anthology expertly selected by poet and scholar Kevin Young, this precious living heritage is revealed in all its power, beauty, and multiplicity. Discover, in these pages, how an enslaved person like Phillis Wheatley confronted her legal status in verse and how an antebellum activist like Frances Ellen Watkins Harper voiced her own passionate resistance to slavery. Read nuanced, provocative poetic meditations on identity and self-assertion stretching from Paul Laurence Dunbar to Amiri Baraka to Lucille Clifton and beyond. Experience the transformation of poetic modernism in the works of figures such as Langston Hughes, Fenton Johnson, and Jean Toomer. Understand the threads of poetic history--in movements such as the Harlem and Chicago Renaissances, Black Arts, Cave Canem, the Dark Room Collective--and the complex bonds of solidarity and dialogue among poets across time and place. See how these poets have celebrated their African heritage and have connected with other communities in the African Diaspora. Enjoy the varied but distinctly Black music of a tradition that draws deeply from jazz, hip hop, and the rhythms and cadences of the pulpit, the barbershop, and the street. And appreciate, in the anthology's concluding sections, why contemporary African American poetry, amply recognized in recent National Book Awards and Poet Laureates, is flourishing as never before. Taking the measure of the tradition in a single indispensable volume, African American Poetry: 250 Years of Struggle and Song sets a new standard for a genuinely deep engagement with Black poetry and its essential expression of American genius. -- Amazon description.
THE AGE OF WOOD : OUR MOST USEFUL MATERIAL AND THE CONSTRUCTION OF CIVILIZATION
A scholarly and scientific examination of the unrecognized role of trees in the planet's ecosystem reveals wood's unexpected influence on human evolution, civilization, and the global economy.
AIR FRYER COOKBOOK FOR DUMMIES
by Peterson, Wendy Jo, author.
641.77 PET
AMERICAN MELANCHOLY : POEMS
by Oates, Joyce Carol, 1938- author.
811.54 OATES
The first poetry collection in twenty-five years by the National Book Award-winning author observes the human heart and mind while exploring subjects ranging from politics and racism to poverty and loss.
AN ANATOMY OF PAIN : HOW THE BODY AND THE MIND EXPERIENCE AND ENDURE PHYSICAL SUFFERING
"Filled with case studies and medical history, this enlightening book offers a crash course in all aspects of pain, from chronic to acute, and walks us through the current landscape of pain treatments—from medication (including opioids) to electrical nerve stimulation. Whether it’s a mild ache or severe discomfort, we all encounter pain in our lives and this important and illuminating book allows us to master the art of caring and coping with an experience that for so many can become all-consuming." -- Provided by publisher.
ANIMAL, VEGETABLE, JUNK : A HISTORY OF FOOD, FROM SUSTAINABLE TO SUICIDAL
"From hunting and gathering to GMOs and ultraprocessed foods, this expansive tour of human history rewrites the story of our species-and points the way to a better future"-- Provided by publisher.
APPLE WATCH FOR DUMMIES
by Saltzman, Marc, author.
004.1675 SAL
ASK YOUR DEVELOPER : HOW TO HARNESS THE POWER OF SOFTWARE DEVELOPERS AND WIN IN THE 21ST CENTURY
"Part manifesto, part guide for managing in the digital age, this book argues that software developers are the new rockstars of companies large and small, and yet most executives don't know how to leverage their talents across the organization-at least until they've read this book from serial entrepreneur and CEO of Twilio Jeff Lawson"-- Provided by publisher.
BETWEEN TWO KINGDOMS : A MEMOIR OF A LIFE INTERRUPTED
by Jaouad, Suleika, author.
B JAOUAD
An Emmy Award-winning writer and activist describes the harrowing years she spent in early adulthood fighting leukemia and how she learned to live again while forging connections with other survivors of profound illness and suffering.
BLACK MAGIC : WHAT BLACK LEADERS LEARNED FROM TRAUMA AND TRIUMPH
An evocative tribute to Black achievement in a discriminating world draws on interviews with black leaders, scientists, artists, activists and champions while exploring the author's own experiences of being forced to emulate white culture.
BREATH TAKING : THE POWER, FRAGILITY, AND FUTURE OF OUR EXTRAORDINARY LUNGS
"We take an average of 7.5 million breaths a year and some 600 million in our lifetime, and what goes on in our body each time oxygen is taken in and carbon dioxide expelled is nothing short of miraculous. "Our lungs are the lynchpin between our bodies and the outside world," writes Dr. Michael J. Stephen. And yet, we take our lungs for granted until we're incapacitated and suddenly confronted with their vital importance. In Breath Taking, pulmonologist Michael J. Stephen takes us on a journey to shed original and much-needed light on our neglected and extraordinary lungs, at a most critical societal moment. He relates the history of oxygen on Earth and the evolutionary origins of breathing, and explores the healing power of breath and its spiritual potential. He explains in lay terms the links our lungs have with our immune system and with society at large. And he offers illuminating chronicles of pulmonary research and discovery-from Galen in the ancient world to pioneers of lung transplant-and poignant human stories of resilience and recovery-from the frantic attempts to engage his own son's lungs at birth to patients he treats for cystic fibrosis today. Despite great advances in science, our lungs are ever more threatened. Asthma is more prevalent than ever rising stress levels make our lungs vulnerable to disease and COVID-19 has revealed that vulnerability in historic ways. In this time, Breath Taking offers inspiration and hope to millions whose lungs are affected and vital perspective to us all"-- Provided by publisher.
BURKE
by Burke, Brian, 1955- author.
B BURKE
The gruffest man in hockey opens up about the challenges, the feuds, and the tragedies he's fought through. Brian Burke is one of the biggest hockey personalities--no, personalities full-stop--in the hockey media landscape. His brashness makes him a magnet for attention, and he does nothing to shy away from it. Most famous for advocating "pugnacity, truculence, testosterone, and belligerence" during his tenure at the helm of the Maple Leafs, Burke has lived and breathed hockey his whole life. He has been a player, an agent, a league executive, a Stanley Cup-winning GM, an Olympic GM, and a media analyst. He has worked with Pat Quinn, Gary Bettman, and an array of future Hall of Fame players. No one knows the game better, and no one commands more attention when they open up about it. But there is more to Brian Burke than hockey. He is a graduate of Harvard Law, and an accomplished businessman with hard-earned lessons that come from highly-scrutinized decisions made at the helm of multi-million-dollar companies. Not only does he know the game, but he has expertise to share in the business and management principles arenas as well. And despite his gruff persona, he is also a father with a story to tell. He lost his youngest son in a car accident, and has grappled with that grief. Many Canadians knew Burke's name already, because he became one of the country's most outspoken gay-rights advocates when his son Brendan came out in 2009. Brian Burke has learned many truths the hard way, and is courageous and insightful enough to share them with readers for the first time."-- Provided by publisher.
CHASING VINES : FINDING YOUR WAY TO AN IMMENSELY FRUITFUL LIFE : GROUP EXPERIENCE
In this companion to her nonfiction book Chasing Vines, Beth Moore explores the ways God delights in watching things grow—and how the vineyard holds the secret to how we can have a more abundant and meaningful life. As she traces the metaphor through Scripture, Beth uncovers how every part of our own lives—even the rockiest, most difficult soil—is used by God to make a difference for His Kingdom.
THE CHICKEN BIBLE : SAY GOODBYE TO BORING CHICKEN WITH 500 RECIPES FOR EASY DINNERS, BRAISES, WINGS, STIR-FRIES, AND SO MUCH MORE
"Poultry enthusiasts unite! ATK has you covered from the basic to the spectacular with 500 recipes that deliver low-key dinners, game-day favorites, simple sandwiches, special-occasion showstoppers, and beyond."-- From publisher description.
THE CONVERSATION : HOW SEEKING AND SPEAKING THE TRUTH ABOUT RACISM CAN RADICALLY TRANSFORM INDIVIDUALS AND ORGANIZATIONS : A SCIENCE-BASED APPROACH
"In The Conversation, Robert Livingston addresses three simple but profound questions: What is racism? Why should everyone be more concerned about it? What can we do to eradicate it? For some, the existence of systemic racism against Black people is hard to accept because it violates the notion that the world is fair and just. But the rigid racial hierarchy created by slavery did not collapse after it was abolished, nor did it end with the civil rights era. Whether it's the composition of a company's leadership team or the composition of one's neighborhood, these racial divides and disparities continue to show up in every facet of society. For Livingston, the difference between a solvable problem and a solved problem is knowledge, investment, and determination. And the goal of making organizations more diverse, equitable, and inclusive is within our capability..."-- Provided by publisher.
CRAFT IN THE REAL WORLD : RETHINKING FICTION WRITING AND WORKSHOPPING
A groundbreaking resource for fiction writers, teachers, and students, this manifesto and practical guide challenges current models of craft and the writing workshop by showing how they fail marginalized writers, and how cultural expectations inform storytelling."-- Publisher marketing.
CROSSING THE LINE : A FEARLESS TEAM OF BROTHERS AND THE SPORT THAT CHANGED THEIR LIVES FOREVER
The captain of the first all-black squad to win the National Interscholastic Polo championship recounts his experiences in a poverty stricken West Philadelphia neighborhood and how he and his brothers discovered a passion for horseback riding.
THE DAUGHTERS OF KOBANI : A STORY OF REBELLION, COURAGE, AND JUSTICE
by Lemmon, Gayle Tzemach, author.
956.9104 LEM
"The extraordinary story of the women who took on the Islamic State and won. In 2014, northeastern Syria might have been the last place you would expect to find a revolution centered on women's rights. But that year, an all-female militia faced off against ISIS in a little town few had ever heard of: Kobani. By then, the Islamic State had swept across vast swaths of the country, taking town after town and spreading terror as the civil war burned all around it. From that unlikely showdown in Kobani emerged a fighting force that would wage war against ISIS across northern Syria alongside the United States. In the process, these women would spread their own political vision, determined to make women's equality a reality by fighting--house by house, street by street, city by city--the men who bought and sold women. Based on years of on-the-ground reporting, The Daughters of Kobani is the unforgettable story of the women of the Kurdish militia that improbably became part of the world's best hope for stopping ISIS in Syria. Drawing from hundreds of hours of interviews, bestselling author Gayle Tzemach Lemmon introduces us to the women fighting on the front lines, determined to not only extinguish the terror of ISIS but also prove that women could lead in war and must enjoy equal rights come the peace. In helping to cement the territorial defeat of ISIS, whose savagery toward women astounded the world, these women played a central role in neutralizing the threat the group posed worldwide. In the process they earned the respect--and significant military support--of U.S. special operations forces. Rigorously reported and powerfully told, The Daughters of Kobani shines a light on a group of women intent on not only defeating the Islamic State on the battlefield but also changing women's lives in their corner of the Middle East and beyond"-- Provided by publisher.
DRESS CODES : HOW THE LAWS OF FASHION MADE HISTORY
by Ford, Richard T. (Richard Thompson)
391.009 THO
"A law professor and cultural critic offers an eye-opening exploration of the laws of fashion throughout history, from the middle ages to the present day, examining the canons, mores and customs of clothing rules that we often take for granted." -- Provided by publisher.
EAGLE DOWN : THE LAST SPECIAL FORCES FIGHTING THE FOREVER WAR
by Donati, Jessica, author.
958.1047 DON
"In 2013, President Obama began the drawdown of troops in Afghanistan. But only a year into the withdrawal, Obama began allowing the U.S. military to resume combat operations, relying almost entirely on U.S. Special Operations forces. It was the beginning of a new, covert war. Reporter Jessica Donati shows how policy shifted, and argues that the war is undermining American interests both at home and abroad. It is eroding morale among America's most elite and most important forces and widening the disconnect between the military and the general public. This covert war fought by U.S. Special Forces is not fought as a nation, but as a secretive tool of policy. With big picture insight and on-the-ground grit, Donati argues that U.S. foreign policy and reliance upon covert warfare is allowing Afghanistan to continue as a safe-haven for extremist groups, and become more susceptible to foreign powers like China and Russia. As Afghanistan becomes more unstable, America will continue to fight a full-blown war with no end in sight"-- Provided by publisher.
EBONY : COVERING BLACK AMERICA
by Lavette, Lavaille, author.
778.9 LAV
"In 1945, Ebony's legendary founder John H. Johnson set out to create a magazine for Black America much like that of the trailblazing Life Magazine, and that he did. For the African American community, Ebony has been a breath of fresh air, speaking on issues and events from the Black perspective, celebrating Black standards of beauty and elevating heroes of Black America--athletes, entertainers, activists, elected officials, or some combination thereof. Ebony: Covering Black America, by Lavaille Lavette, is a celebration of the treasure trove of the magazine's rich history, glamorous covers, groundbreaking cultural impact, and authentic coverage of Black American life from the magazine's inception to the present..."--Provided by publisher.
EVERY CONVERSATION COUNTS : THE 5 HABITS OF HUMAN CONNECTION THAT BUILD EXTRAORDINARY RELATIONSHIPS
"You are one conversation away from changing your life. We all crave connection. We were never meant to live alone or communicate only in 'likes' and retweets. In Every Conversation Counts, TV host and human connection keynote speaker Riaz Meghji digs deep into the dangers of isolation and loneliness, our social pandemic, that have been brought into sharp relief by the coronavirus crisis. He tackles a uniquely modern question: why are we so connected, and yet so alone--and how can we reconnect? Sharing personal insights from powerful interviews and years of on-air experience, Meghji offers 5 simple habits for building extraordinary relationships. He explains how to spark authentic conversations, win trust, create new business, and collaborate effectively. Meghji points a way forward to a better future--one in which we express genuine curiosity about others, listen with our whole hearts, show up as our authentic selves, and make every conversation count."
EVERYBODY HAS A PODCAST (EXCEPT YOU) : A HOW-TO GUIDE FROM THE FIRST FAMILY OF PODCASTING
"From the McElroy Brothers, creators and comedic forces behind the hit podcasts My Brother, My Brother and Me, The Adventure Zone, and many others, comes a helpful and sometimes hilarious how-to podcast guide covering everything you need to know to make, produce, edit, and promote a podcast...and get rich* doing it! (*Results not guaranteed)"-- Provided by publisher.
EXTRATERRESTRIAL : THE FIRST SIGN OF INTELLIGENT LIFE BEYOND EARTH
"Harvard's top astronomer lays out his controversial theory that our solar system was recently visited by advanced alien technology from a distant star. In late 2017, scientists at a Hawaiian observatory glimpsed an object soaring through our inner solar system, moving so quickly that it could only have come from another star. Astrophysicist Avi Loeb showed it was not an asteroid it was moving too fast along a strange orbit and left no tail of gas or debris in its wake. There was just one conceivable explanation: the object was a piece of advanced technology created by a distant alien civilization. In Extraterrestrial, Loeb takes readers inside the thrilling story of the first interstellar visitor to be spotted in our solar system. He outlines his unorthodox hypothesis about the object, which has come to be known as 'Oumuamua, and describes its profound implications: for science, for religion, and for the future of our species and our planet. A mind-bending journey through the furthest reaches of science, space-time, and the human imagination, Extraterrestrial challenges readers to aim for the stars--and to think critically about what's out there, no matter how strange it seems"-- Provided by publisher.
FALL : THE MYSTERIOUS LIFE AND DEATH OF ROBERT MAXWELL, BRITAIN
From the acclaimed author of A Very English Scandal, a thrilling and dramatic true-life account of the rise and fall of one of the most notorious media moguls of all time: Robert Maxwell. In February 1991, Robert Maxwell triumphantly sailed into Manhattan harbor on his yacht, the Lady Ghislaine, to buy the ailing New York Daily News. Taxi drivers stopped their cabs to shake his hand, children asked for his autograph, and patrons of the hottest restaurant in Manhattan gave him a standing ovation while he dined. Ten months later, Maxwell disappeared off that same yacht in the middle of the night and was later found dead in the water. As John Preston reveals in this entertaining and revealing biography, Maxwell’s death was as mysterious as his remarkable life. A tightly paced, addictive saga of ambition, hubris, narcissism, greed, power, and intrigue, Fall recounts Maxwell’s rise and fall and rise and fall again. Preston weaves backwards and forwards in time to examine the forces that shaped Maxwell, including his childhood as a Jew in occupied Eastern Europe through his failed political ambitions in the 1960s which ended in accusations of financial double-dealing, and his resurrection as a media mogul--and on to the family legacy he left behind, including his daughter Ghislaine Maxwell. Preston chronicles Maxwell’s all-encompassing rivalry with Rupert Murdoch--a battle that ruined Maxwell financially, threatened his sanity and lead, indirectly, to his death. Did Maxwell have a heart attack and fall overboard? Was his death suicide? Or was he murdered--possibly by Mossad or the KGB? Few in the twentieth century journeyed as far from his roots as Robert Maxwell. Yet, as Fall reveals, no one, however rich and powerful, can entirely escape their past.
THE FALL OF AMERICA JOURNALS, 1965-1971
by Ginsberg, Allen, 1926-1997, author.
811.54 GINSBERG
"An autobiographical journey through America in the turbulent 1960s-the essential backstory to Ginsberg's National Book Award-winning volume of poetry"-- Provided by publisher.
FLEXIBLE WORKING : HOW TO IMPLEMENT FLEXIBILITY IN THE WORKPLACE TO IMPROVE EMPLOYEE AND BUSINESS PERFORMANCE
"Flexible working is now a key concern for many employees. It spans genders, ages and family circumstances, with 37% of millennials declining a job offer if working flexibly isn't an option and 78% of employees over 50 wanting more flexible hours. Flexible Working is a practical guide for HR practitioners showing how to develop an effective flexible working strategy to meet the needs of employees and the needs of the business. This book explains how to develop effective flexibility policies and processes as well as how to communicate and train line managers on these practices. It also includes advice on how to overcome barriers to flexible working, dispels common myths and offers guidance on the different forms of flexible working available to organizations. Flexible Working shows that working practices outside the standard 9-5, five-days-a-week in the office can benefit a company. It drives employee engagement and performance, reduces costs and workplace stress and improves talent acquisition from a more diverse talent pool. It also explains how a proactive flexible working strategy can have sustainability benefits and reduce a company's carbon footprint. Including case studies from organizations such as Zurich Insurance, and supported by rigorous analysis of flexible working data, this is essential reading for all HR professionals"-- Provided by publisher.
FOUR HUNDRED SOULS : A COMMUNITY HISTORY OF AFRICAN AMERICA, 1619-2019
"A "choral history" of African Americans covering 400 years of history in the voices of 80 writers, edited by the bestselling, National Book Award-winning historian Ibram X. Kendi and Keisha N. Blain. Last year marked the four hundredth anniversary of the first African presence in the Americas--and also launched the Four Hundred Souls project, spearheaded by Ibram X. Kendi, director of the Antiracism Institute of American University, and Keisha Blain, editor of The North Star. They've gathered together eighty black writers from all disciplines -- historians and artists, journalists and novelists--each of whom has contributed an entry about one five-year period to create a dynamic multivoiced single-volume history of black people in America"-- Provided by publisher.
FOUR LOST CITIES : A SECRET HISTORY OF THE URBAN AGE
by Newitz, Annalee, 1969- author.
930.1 NEW
"A quest to explore some of the most spectacular ancient cities in human history--and figure out why people abandoned them. In Four Lost Cities, acclaimed science journalist Annalee Newitz takes readers on an entertaining and mind-bending adventure into the deep history of urban life. Investigating across the centuries and around the world, Newitz explores the rise and fall of four ancient cities, each the center of a sophisticated civilization: the Neolithic site of Çatalhöyük in Central Turkey, the Roman vacation town of Pompeii on Italy's southern coast, the medieval megacity of Angkor in Cambodia, and the indigenous metropolis Cahokia, which stood beside the Mississippi River where East St. Louis is today. Newitz travels to all four sites and investigates the cutting-edge research in archaeology, revealing the mix of environmental changes and political turmoil that doomed these ancient settlements. Tracing the early development of urban planning, Newitz also introduces us to the often anonymous workers--slaves, women, immigrants, and manual laborers--who built these cities and created monuments that lasted millennia. Four Lost Cities is a journey into the forgotten past, but, foreseeing a future in which the majority of people on Earth will be living in cities, it may also reveal something of our own fate"-- Provided by publisher.
GöRING
by Petropoulos, Jonathan, author.
940.531 PET
"A charged biography of a notorious Nazi art plunderer and his career in the postwar art world. Bruno Lohse (19112007) was one of the most notorious art plunderers in history. Appointed by Hermann Göring to Hitler's special art looting agency, he went on to supervise the systematic theft and distribution of over 22,000 artworks, largely from French Jews helped Göring develop an enormous private art collection and staged twenty private exhibitions of stolen art in Paris's Jeu de Paume museum during the war. By the 1950s Lohse was officially denazified but back in the art dealing world, offering looted masterpieces to American museums. After his death, dozens of paintings by Renoir, Monet, and Pissarro, among others, were found in his Zurich bank vault and adorning the walls of his Munich home. Jonathan Petropoulos spent nearly a decade interviewing Lohse and continues to serve as an expert witness for Holocaust restitution cases. Here he tells the story of Lohse's life, offering a critical examination of the postwar art world." --from Goodreads.com.
GEORGE WASHINGTON : THE POLITICAL RISE OF AMERICA
by Stewart, David O., author.
B WASHINGTON
"A fascinating and illuminating account of how George Washington became the single most dominant force in the creation of the United States of America, from award-winning author David O. Stewart"-- Provided by publisher.
THE GOOD GIRLS : AN ORDINARY KILLING
by Faleiro, Sonia, author.
364.1523 FAL
"The girls' names were Padma and Lalli, but they were so inseparable that people in the village called them Padma Lalli. Sixteen-year-old Padma sparked and burned. Fourteen-year-old Lalli was an incorrigible romantic. They grew up in Katra Sadatganj, an eye-blink of a village in western Uttar Pradesh crammed into less than one square mile of land. It was out in the fields, in the middle of mango season, that the rumors started. Then one night in the summer of 2014 the girls went missing and hours later they were found hanging in the orchard. Who they were, and what had happened to them, was already less important than what their disappearance meant to the people left behind. In the ensuing months, the investigation into their deaths would implode everything that their small community held to be true, and instigate a national conversation about sex and violence. Slipping deftly behind political maneuvering, caste systems, and codes of honor in a village in northern India, The Good Girls returns to the scene of Padma and Lalli's short lives and shameful deaths, and dares to ask: What is the human cost of shame?"-- Provided by publisher.
GUILTY ADMISSIONS : THE BRIBES, FAVORS, AND PHONIES BEHIND THE COLLEGE CHEATING SCANDAL
An exposé of the Varsity Blues scandal reveals how an unscrupulous college counselor named Rick Singer preyed on the desperation of wealthy, upper class, insecure parents who sought to have their children admitted to elite colleges to maintain their ownsocial status.
HEMPSTEAD PLAINS FROM ABOVE
by Panchyk, Richard, author.
974.7245 PAN
THE HIDDEN SPRING : A JOURNEY TO THE SOURCE OF CONSCIOUSNESS
"A revelatory new theory of consciousness that returns emotions to the center of mental life. For Mark Solms, one of the boldest thinkers in contemporary neuroscience, discovering how consciousness comes about has been a lifetime's quest. Scientists consider it the "hard problem" because it seems an impossible task to understand why we feel a subjective sense of self and how it arises in the brain. Venturing into the elementary physics of life, Solms has now arrived at an astonishing answer. In The Hidden Spring, he brings forward his discovery in accessible language and graspable analogies. Solms is a frank and fearless guide on an extraordinary voyage from the dawn of neuropsychology and psychoanalysis to the cutting edge of contemporary neuroscience, adhering to the medically provable. But he goes beyond other neuroscientists by paying close attention to the subjective experiences of hundreds of neurological patients, many of whom he treated, whose uncanny conversations expose much about the brain's obscure reaches. Most importantly, you will be able to recognize the workings of your own mind for what they really are, including every stray thought, pulse of emotion, and shift of attention. The Hidden Spring will profoundly alter your understanding of your own subjective experience"-- Provided by publisher.
HIMALAYA : A HUMAN HISTORY
by Douglas, Ed, 1966- author.
954.96 DOU
"A magisterial history of the Himalaya: an epic story of peoples, cultures, and adventures among the world's highest mountains. For many years, the unique and astonishing geography of the Himalaya has attracted those in search of spiritual and literal elevation: pilgrims, adventurers, and mountaineers seeking to test themselves among the world's most spectacular and challenging peaks. But far from being wild and barren, the Himalaya has been home to an astonishing diversity of indigenous and local cultures, as well as a crossroads for trade, and a meeting point and conflict zone for the world's superpowers. Here Jesuit missionaries exchanged technologies with Tibetan Lamas, Mongol Khans employed Nepali craftsmen, the East India Company grappled for dominance with China's emperors, and independent India confronts Mao's Communists and their successors. Spanning millennia, from its earliest inhabitants to the present conflicts over Tibet and Everest, and populated by a cast of colorful characters, Himalaya explores the history, culture, climate, geography, and politics of the Himalaya for a soaring account of life at the "roof of the world.""-- Provided by publisher.
HITLER AND STALIN : THE TYRANTS AND THE SECOND WORLD WAR
by Rees, Laurence, author.
940.5343 REE
The bestselling historian on the dramatic wartime relationship - and shocking similarities - between two tyrants. This compelling book on Hitler and Stalin - the culmination of thirty years' work - examines the two tyrants during the Second World War, when Germany and the Soviet Union fought the biggest and bloodiest war in history. Yet despite the fact they were bitter opponents, Laurence Rees shows that Hitler and Stalin were, to a large extent, different sides of the same coin. Hitler's charismatic leadership may contrast with Stalin's regimented rule by fear and his intransigence later in the war may contrast with Stalin's change in behaviour in response to events. But at a macro level, both were prepared to create undreamt of suffering, destroy individual liberty and twist facts in order to build the Utopia they wanted, and while Hitler's creation of the Holocaust remains a singular crime, Rees shows why we must not forget that Stalin committed a series of atrocities at the same time. Using previously unpublished, startling eyewitness testimony from soldiers of the Red Army and Wehrmacht, civilians who suffered during the conflict, and those who knew both men personally, bestselling historian Laurence Rees - probably the only person alive who has met Germans who worked for Hitler and Russians who worked for Stalin - challenges long-held popular misconceptions about two of the most important figures in history. This is a masterwork from one of our finest historians.
HOW TO AVOID A CLIMATE DISASTER : THE SOLUTIONS WE HAVE AND THE BREAKTHROUGHS WE NEED
"The technologist, business leader and philanthropist who founded Microsoft draws on the input of experts in physics, chemistry, biology, engineering, political science and finance to create an accessible, concrete plan to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and avoid certain environmental disaster. Illustrations."-- Provided by publisher.
THE HUMAN PLANET : EARTH AT THE DAWN OF THE ANTHROPOCENE
by Steinmetz, George, photographer.
779.36 STE
A dynamic aerial exploration of our changing planet, published on the 50th anniversary of Earth Day. The Human Planet is a sweeping visual chronicle of the Earth today from a photographer who has circled the globe to report on such urgent issues as climate change, sustainable agriculture, and the ever-expanding human footprint. George Steinmetz is at home on every continent, documenting both untrammeled nature and the human project that relentlessly redesigns the planet in its quest to build shelter, grow food, generate energy, and create beauty through art and architecture. In his images, accompanied by authoritative text by renowned science writer Andrew Revkin, we are encountering the dramatic and perplexing new face of our ancient home.
IDA B  THE QUEEN : THE EXTRAORDINARY LIFE AND LEGACY OF IDA B  WELLS
by Duster, Michelle, author.
B WELLS-BARNETT
Written by her great-granddaughter, a historical portrait of the boundary-breaking civil rights pioneer covers Wells' early years as a slave, her famous acts of resistance, and her achievements as a journalist and anti-lynching activist.
INVESTING IN GOLD AND SILVER FOR DUMMIES
by Mladjenovic, Paul J., author.
332.6442 MLA
"Diversify your portfolio with gold and silver. Investing and trading in gold and silver is always a sound idea, and that goes double in a time of unusual market fluctuation. As people look for safe places to diversify their investment risk, you'll likely see the value of your investment go up where other stocks are vulnerable. Gold and silver saw increases in value of 16% and 15% respectively in 2019, putting them among the top ten most desirable commodities out there, and are projected to experience even more of a bear market as the dollar wobbles in an uncertain post-COVID world. This year, 2020, gold and silver are set up to have their best year of price appreciation over the past 40+ years."--From publisher's description.
IPHONE UNLOCKED : EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW TO GET CRACKING IN IOS 14
Looks at the features and functions of the new iPhone 12 family and all other models that can run the iOS 14 software, covering such topics as home-screen widgets, the new App Library, the all-new Translate app, the redesigned Search, FaceTime, and calling screens
THE JANUS POINT : A NEW THEORY OF TIME
by Barbour, Julian B., author.
530.11 BAR
"Time seems commonplace, but it is perhaps the Universe's greatest mystery. At a basic level, the laws of physics say it should be able to flow either forward or backward. And yet we -- and it seems everything in the entire Universe -- experience it in only one direction. Most physicists think they have the answer. In The Janus Point, Julian Barbour argues that those physicists have it all wrong. The most common descriptions of time rely on the concept of entropy, a measure of disorder. According to a common interpretation of entropy, it inevitably increases in the Universe. And that increase is what we experience as the flow of time. Barbour attacks this reasoning on several fronts. First, he shows that their premises are all off: the concept of entropy, originally developed to describe the behavior of steam engines, is inappropriately applied to the Universe as a whole. Second, he demonstrates that it isn't disorder, but order, that increases as the Universe has developed from the highly energetic but uniform blob that existed after the Big Bang to the highly structured universe -- full of galaxies, stars, planets, and life -- that we live in today. Third he shows that, if we run that tape of increasing complexity in reverse, we reach a point he calls the Janus Point, a reimagined Big Bang from which time actually did flow forth in two directions, of which we only experience one. This may sound impossible, but the leading theory of physics today, string theory, predicts that we live in just one of 10̂500 different universes. In that context, the argument that we live in one of two possible timelines seems much more reasonable indeed. And fourth, and perhaps most important of all, is the implication of The Janus Point for the destiny of our Universe. If the entropists are correct, our Universe is doomed to a future of useless disorder, where nothing -- no memory, no poetry, no beauty -- can exist. If Barbour is correct, the destiny of our Universe is in fact one of limitless potential, where all things we
KILL SHOT : A SHADOW INDUSTRY, A DEADLY DISEASE
by Dearen, Jason, author.
DEAREN
"An award-winning investigative journalist's horrifying true crime story of America's deadliest drug contamination outbreak and the greed and deception that fueled it"-- Provided by publisher.
KILL SWITCH : THE RISE OF THE MODERN SENATE AND THE CRIPPLING OF AMERICAN DEMOCRACY
Provides an insider’s account of how politicians representing a radical minority of Americans are using “the greatest deliberative body in the world” to hijack our democracy.
LADIES GET PAID : THE ULTIMATE GUIDE TO BREAKING BARRIERS, OWNING YOUR WORTH, AND TAKING COMMAND OF YOUR CAREER
"From career coach and founder of the startup Ladies Get Paid-the eponymous organization leading the fight for equality in the workplace-comes an empowering guide to provide you with the tools to strategically navigate the workplace, achieve success, and become a true leader. Claire Wasserman has one goal for women: Rise up and get paid. As the founder of Ladies Get Paid, Claire has worked her entire adult life to promote gender equality in the workplace. If you're looking to navigate a promotion or break the glass ceiling, Ladies Get Paid is your essential toolkit for achieving success. Filled with straightforward advice and inspiring stories, Ladies Get Paid encourages self-advocacy and activism as a way to advance your career and make more money. Covering topics as crucial and varied as how to find the perfect mentor, how to negotiate a raise, and how to become a leader, Ladies Get Paid is a reminder that you are valuable-both as an individual woman and as part of the female community. And ultimately, it's about more than your wallet-it's about your worth"-- Provided by publisher.
THE LAST QUEEN : ELIZABETH II
"Unseen behind the throne, two sides of the royal bloodline competed for influence-and egregious family secrets had to be protected. Meanwhile, in public, a succession of family ruptures put the monarchy under unprecedented scrutiny from the world's media. From the turbulent loves of Princess Margaret to the tragic saga of Princess Diana, from the torments of Prince Charles to the arrival of Meghan Markle, tensions have gripped the House of Windsor. Through all this, Elizabeth II remained steadfast in her values while many of those around her seemed to lose their moorings. Clive Irving's illuminating account casts new light on seventy tempestuous years of British history, exploring how Queen Elizabeth, uncomfortable with the pace of the social and cultural changes in her nation, and often seeming out of touch, resolutely kept the monarchy stable in a rapidly changing world. With unparalleled insight, Irving examines the pivotal events of Elizabeth's reign and then casts a broader eye to assess her role in the royal family's Faustian pact with the media. The final irony is, as Irving's carefully measured scrutiny reveals, that in the last decades of her reign Queen Elizabeth II has endured to become one of the most admired people in the world-while remaining one of the least known and understood. And in the annals of British royalty, it seems she may be the last true queen of the United Kingdom."-- Book jacket.
LET ME TELL YOU WHAT I MEAN
by Didion, Joan, author.
814.54 DIDION
"From the universally acclaimed, best-selling author of the National Book Award-winning The Year of Magical Thinking: ten pieces never before collected that offer an illuminating glimpse into the mind and process of a legendary writer. Here are six pieces written in 1968 from the "Points West" Saturday Evening Post column Joan Didion shared from 1964 to 1969 with her husband, John Gregory Dunne about: American newspapers a session with Gamblers Anonymous a visit to San Simeon being rejected by Stanford dropping in on Nancy Reagan, wife of the then-governor of California, while a TV crew filmed her at home and an evening at the annual reunion of WWII veterans from the 101st Airborne Association at the Stardust Hotel in Las Vegas. Here too is a 1976 piece from the New York Times magazine on "Why I Write" a piece about short stories from New West in 1978 and from The New Yorker, a piece on Hemingway from 1998, and on Martha Stewart from 2000. Each one is classic Didion: incisive, bemused, and stunningly prescient"-- Provided by publisher.
LONG ISLAND RAIL ROAD : BABYLON BRANCH
by Morrison, David D., 1945- author.
385.0974 MOR
LOVED AND WANTED : A MEMOIR OF CHOICE, CHILDREN, AND WOMANHOOD
by Parravani, Christa, author.
B PARRAVANI
"A stressed family, an unplanned pregnancy, and a painful, if liberating, awakening from the author of the lauded memoir Her. Loved and Wanted is the passionate story of a woman's love for her children, and a poignant and bracing look at the difficult choices women in America are forced to make every day, in a nation where policies and a cultural war on women leave them without sufficient agency over their bodies, their futures, and even their hopes for their children's lives"-- Provided by publisher.
MADAM C  J  WALKER : THE MAKING OF AN AMERICAN ICON
by Ball, Erica, L., author.
B WALKER
"Madam C. J. Walker—reputed to be America’s first self-made woman millionaire—has long been celebrated for her rags-to-riches story. Born to former slaves in the Louisiana Delta in the aftermath of the Civil War, married at fourteen, and widowed at twenty, Walker spent the first decades of her life as a laundress, laboring in conditions that paralleled the lives of countless poor and working-class African American women. By the time of her death in 1919, however, Walker had refashioned herself into one of the most famous African American figures in the nation: the owner and president of a hair-care empire and a philanthropist wealthy enough to own a country estate near the Rockefellers in the prestigious New York town of Irvington-on-Hudson."-- Back cover.
MADE IN CHINA : A PRISONER, AN SOS LETTER, AND THE HIDDEN COST OF AMERICA
"After an Oregon mother finds an SOS letter in a box of Halloween decorations, a story unfolds about the man who wrote it: a Chinese political prisoner, sentenced without trial to work grueling hours at a "reeducation" camp-manufacturing the products sold in our own big-box stores"-- Provided by publisher.
MIKE NICHOLS : A LIFE
by Harris, Mark, 1963- author.
B NICHOLS
"A magnificent biography of one of the most protean creative forces in American entertainment history, a life of dazzling highs and vertiginous plunges--some of the worst largely unknown until now--by the acclaimed author of Pictures at a Revolution and Five Came Back. Mike Nichols burst onto the scene as a wunderkind without parallel: while still in his 20's, he was half of a lucrative hit improv duo with Elaine May that was the talk of the country. Next he directed four hit Broadway plays, picking up the Best Director Tony for three of them, and by his mid-30's the first two films he directed, Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf and The Graduate, were the highest-grossing movies of 1966 and 1967 respectively, and The Graduate had won him an Oscar for Best Director. Well before his 40th birthday, Nichols lived in a sprawling penthouse on Central Park West, drove a Rolls Royce, collected Arabian horses, and counted the likes of Jacqueline Kennedy, Stephen Sondheim, Richard Avedon and the Aga Khan as good friends. Where he had arrived is even more astonishing given where he began: born Igor Peschkowsky to a Jewish couple in Berlin in 1931, he and his younger brother were sent alone to America on a ship in 1939. Their father, who had gone ahead to find work, was waiting for them their mother would follow, in the nick of time. His name changed by his father to "Michael Nichols," the young boy caught very few breaks: his parents were now destitute, and his father died when Mike was just 11, leaving his mentally unstable mother alone and overwhelmed. Perhaps most cruelly, Nichols was completely bald: as a small child an allergic reaction to an immunization shot had caused total and permanent hair loss. His parents claimed they could not afford to buy him even a cheap wig until he was almost in high school. Mark Harris gives an intimate and even-handed accounting of success and failure alike.
MILK STREET COOKISH : THROW IT TOGETHER
by Kimball, Christopher, author.
641.555 KIM
"In Cookish, Christopher Kimball and his team of cooks and editors harness the most powerful cooking principles from around the world to create 200 of the simplest, most delicious recipes ever created. These recipes, most with six or fewer ingredients (other than oil, salt, and pepper), make it easy to be a great cook -- the kind who can walk into a kitchen and throw together dinner in no time"-- Provided by publisher.
MODERNIZE YOUR EXECUTIVE JOB SEARCH : GET NOTICED, GET HIRED
by Kursmark, Louise, author.
650.14 KUR
MOVE THE NEEDLE : YARNS FROM AN UNLIKELY
by Brander, Shelley, author.
153.35 BRA
"Shelley Brander was no stranger to the word "can't." You can't be an athlete, you have asthma. You can't be a successful copywriter, you're a girl. Your son has autism, he can't be cured. You can't make a living with yarn. But she proved all her detractors wrong when she opened Loops, a local yarn store in Tulsa, Oklahoma, in 1994. Since then, Loops has thrived, expanding from a single storefront to a global creative brand with a passionate membership community of knitters, crocheters, and makers of all ages. This book is about harnessing "the power of can't" to pursue your life's passions-both personal and professional-no matter how weird or impossible they may seem. We're still living in a time where the entrepreneurial creative is too often told, "You can't make a business out of that," but in this book you will learn how to turn your can'ts into cans and: Make your creative side hustle your main gig. Celebrate creativity and experimentation. Accept failure as a part of the process. Have hope against the odds. Surround yourself with supportive people. Cut ties with those who weigh you down. Believe in you and your weird, impossible dream!"-- Provided by publisher.
MURDER IN CANARYVILLE : THE TRUE STORY BEHIND A COLD CASE AND A CHICAGO COVER-UP
"The grandson and great-grandson of Chicago police officers, Chicago Police Detective James Sherlock was CPD through-and-through. His career had seen its share of twists and turns, from his time working undercover to thwart robberies on Chicago's L trains to his years as a homicide detective. He thought he had seen it all. But on this day, he was at the records center to see the case file for the murder of John Hughes, who was seventeen years old when he was gunned down on Chicago's Southwest Side in 1976. The case's threads led everywhere: Police corruption. Hints of the Chicago Outfit. A crooked judge. Even the belief that the cover-up extended to 'hizzoner' himself--legendary Chicago mayor Richard J. Daley. A murder that had roiled the city and had been investigated for years had been reduced to a few reports and photographs. What should have been a massive file with notes and transcripts from dozens of interviews was nowhere to be found. Sherlock could have left the records center without the folder and cruised into retirement, and no one would have noticed." -- Goodreads.com
NEVER ENOUGH : A NAVY SEAL COMMANDER ON LIVING A LIFE OF EXCELLENCE, AGILITY, AND MEANING
A former commander of SEAL Team TWO shows readers how to apply high-stakes lessons about excellence, agility, and meaning across the spectrum of their personal and professional lives.
THE NEW HEIRLOOM GARDEN : DESIGNS, RECIPESN AND HEIRLOOMS PLANTS FOR COOKS WHO LOVE TO GARDEN
The cofounder of The Cook’s Gardenseed catalog inspires gardeners to plant their own heirloom gardens through twelve themed designs and offers 55 recipes for delicious entrees, sides, drinks and desserts that can be made from the items grown.
THE OFFICER
by Johnson, Lois (Television writer and producer), author.
364.1523 JOH
"A woman describes the life-altering tragedy she experienced as a teen, when her cousin was murdered in a robbery gone wrong and explains why she needed to meet one of the killers thirty years later at his parole hearing." -- Provided by publisher.
OVENLY : SWEET AND SALTY RECIPES FROM NEW YORK
"New York’s award-winning bakery Ovenly is world-renowned for their innovative and decadent treats. The Ovenly cookbook is packed with all of their greatest hits—the best ever chocolate-chip cookies, dense, crumbly shortbreads, buttery scones, and more! As self-taught, curious bakers, Agatha Kulaga and Erin Patinkin believe above all that baking (and eating!) should be an adventure. With their use of unexpected flavor combinations by playing with tradition, it’s no wonder Ovenly has a dedicated fanbase. This updated second edition celebrates Ovenly’s tenth anniversary and includes new recipes of bakeshop favorites such as the ooey-gooey Hot Chocolate Cookie, the tart, moist Vegan Lemon Raspberry Quickbread, the Chewy Molasses Spice Cookie, and fresh twists on some of the bakery’s newer recipes, which are also sure to be classics."--Amazon.com.
PATCH WORK : A LIFE AMONGST CLOTHES
by Wilcox, Claire, author.
B WILCOX
A linen sheet, smooth with age. A box of buttons, mother-of-pearl and plastic, metal and glass, rattling and untethered. A hundred-year-old pin, forgotten in a hem. Fragile silks and fugitive dyes, fans and crinolines, and the faint mark on leather from a buckle now lost. Claire Wilcox has worked as a curator in Fashion at the Victoria & Albert Museum for most of her working life. Down cool, dark corridors and in quiet store rooms, she and her colleagues care for, catalogue and conserve clothes centuries old, the inscrutable remnants of lives long lost to history the commonplace or remarkable things that survive the bodies they once encircled or adorned. In Patch Work, Wilcox deftly stitches together her dedicated study of fashion with the story of her own life lived in and through clothes. From her mother's black wedding suit to the swirling patterns of her own silk kimono, her memoir unfolds in luminous prose the spellbinding power of the things we wear: their stories, their secrets, their power to transform and disguise and acts as portals to our pasts the ways in which they measure out our lives, our gains and losses, and the ways we use them to write our stories.
PHONE PHOTOGRAPHY FOR EVERYBODY : FAMILY PORTRAIT TECHNIQUES : FOR IPHONE, ANDROID & ALL SMARTPHONES
Explains how to create professional quality family portraits using an iPhone camera, covering such topics as how to use natural light from sunrise to sunset, work with various directions of light, create flattering poses for individuals and groups, and use the iPhone's native camera app to easily crop photographs, adjust exposure, and create striking effects in black and white images.
PROBABLE IMPOSSIBILITIES : MUSINGS ON BEGINNINGS AND ENDINGS
by Lightman, Alan P., 1948- author.
523.1 LIG
"Before the discovery of quarks, we hadn't imagined anything smaller than protons and neutrons. Are quarks the end of the line, the smallest imaginable objects in nature? Can the universe be divided into infinitely smaller units in the same way the universe is ever-expanding? Alan Lightman explores these questions in his characteristic accessible and lyrical prose, considering the igniting element behind consciousness, the origin of life, the anatomy of a smile, our fickle memories. Probable Impossibilities brings together recently published and four original essays. Throughout, Lightman guides a discussion on what we know of the universe, life, the mind, and the conception of things vastly larger than ourselves in time and space"-- Provided by publisher.
PURE AMERICA : EUGENICS AND THE MAKING OF MODERN VIRGINIA
by Catte, Elizabeth, author.
975.5 CAT
"Between 1927 and 1979, more than 8,000 people were involuntarily sterilized in five hospitals across the state of Virginia. From this plain and terrible fact springs Elizabeth Catte’s Pure America, a sweeping, unsparing history of eugenics in Virginia, and by extension the United States. Virginia’s twentieth-century eugenics program was not the misguided initiative of well-meaning men of the day, writes Catte, with clarity and ferocity. It was a manifestation of white supremacy. It was a form of employment insurance. It was a means of controlling “troublesome” women and a philosophy that helped remove poor people from valuable land. It was cruel and it was wrong, and yet today sites where it was practiced like Western State Hospital, in Staunton, VA, are rehabilitated as luxury housing, their histories hushed up in the service of capital."--Dust jacket.
QUICKBOOKS ONLINE
by Ringstrom, David H., author.
005.36 RIN
If you've been looking for a convenient, cloud-based accounting solution for your small business, look no more. QuickBooks Online is just what you had in mind, and this no-nonsense guide shows you exactly how to take advantage of it. It tells you everything you need to know while never intimidating you with jargon or boring you with unnecessary details. Whether you're a business owner, manager, or employee, if accounting chores are part of your responsibility, QuickBooks Online and this book will make your life easier!
THE RATLINE : THE EXALTED LIFE AND MYSTERIOUS DEATH OF A NAZI FUGITIVE
by Sands, Philippe, 1960- author.
940.5347 SAN
"An acclaimed, award-winning author and international lawyer describes the rise and fall of Baron Otto von Wächter, a high-ranking Nazi official who set off on a post-war, four-year flight to escape justice via “the Ratline” from Rome to Argentina." -- Provided by publisher.
THE RAVINE : A FAMILY, A PHOTOGRAPH, A HOLOCAUST MASSACRE REVEALED
"A single photograph-an exceptionally rare "action shot" documenting the horrific final moment of the murder of a family-drives a riveting process of discovery for a gifted Holocaust scholar"-- Provided by publisher.;This book is about the potential of discovery that exists, if we choose to delve into it. It is also about the voids that exist in the history of genocide. Perpetrators of genocide not only kill, they seek to erase the victims from the written records and even from memory. When we find one trace, we must pursue it both to prevent the intended extinction, and to counter it through research, education, and memorialization.
RELIGION AND THE RISE OF CAPITALISM
by Friedman, Benjamin M., author.
330.122 FRI
"Where do our ideas about economics and economic policy come from? Critics of contemporary economics complain that belief in free markets, among economists and many ordinary citizens too, is a form of religion. It turns out that there is something to the idea: not in the way the critics mean, but in a deeper, more historically grounded sense. Contrary to the conventional historical view of economics as entirely a secular product of the Enlightenment, religion exerted a powerful influence from the outset. Benjamin M. Friedman demonstrates that the foundational transition in thinking about what we now call economics, beginning in the eighteenth century, was decisively shaped by the hotly contended lines of religious thought within the English-speaking Protestant world. Beliefs about God-given human character, about our destiny after this life, and about the purpose of our existence, were all under challenge in the world in which Adam Smith and his contemporaries lived. Those debates explain the puzzling behavior so many of our fellow citizens whose views about economic policies, and whose voting behavior too, seems sharply at odds with what would be to their own economic benefit. Understanding the origins of the relationship between religious thinking and economic thinking, together with its ongoing consequences, provides insights into our current economic policy debates and ways to shape more functional policies for all citizens"-- Provided by publisher.
ROBERT E  LEE AND ME : A SOUTHERNER
"In a forceful but humane narrative, former soldier and head of the West Point history department Ty Seidule's Robert E. Lee and Me challenges the myths and lies of the Confederate legacy-and explores why some of this country's oldest wounds have never healed. Ty Seidule grew up revering Robert E. Lee. From his southern childhood to his service in the U.S. Army, every part of his life reinforced the Lost Cause myth: that Lee was the greatest man who ever lived, and that the Confederates were underdogs who lost the Civil War with honor. Now, as a retired brigadier general and Professor Emeritus of History at West Point, his view has radically changed. From a soldier, a scholar, and a Southerner, American history demands a reckoning. In a unique blend of history and reflection, Seidule deconstructs the truth about the Confederacy-that its undisputed primary goal was the subjugation and enslavement of African Americans-and directly challenges the idea of honoring those who labored to preserve that system and committed treason in their failed attempt to achieve it. Through the arc of Seidule's own life, as well as the culture that formed him, he seeks a path to understanding why the facts of the Civil War have remained buried beneath layers of myth and even outright lies-and how they embody a cultural gulf that separates millions of Americans to this day. Part history lecture, part meditation on the Civil War and its fallout, and part memoir, Robert E. Lee and Me challenges the deeply-held legends and myths of the Confederacy-and provides a surprising interpretation of essential truths that our country still has a difficult time articulating and accepting"-- Provided by publisher.
THE ROPE : A TRUE STORY OF MURDER, HEROISM, AND THE DAWN OF THE NAACP
"From New York Times bestselling author Alex Tresniowski comes a page-turning, remarkable true-crime thriller recounting the 1910 murder of ten-year-old Marie Smith, the dawn of modern criminal detection and the launch of the NAACP. In the tranquil seaside town of Asbury Park, New Jersey, ten-year-old schoolgirl Marie Smith is brutally murdered. Small town officials, unable to find the culprit, call upon the young manager of a New York detective agency for help. It is the detective's first murder case, and now, the specifics of the investigation and daring sting operation that caught the killer is captured in all its rich detail for the first time."-- Provided by publisher.
SAVING JUSTICE : TRUTH, TRANSPARENCY, AND TRUST
by Comey, James B., Jr., 1960- author.
363.25 COM
"The former FBI director uses his long career in federal law enforcement to explore issues of justice and fairness in the U.S. justice system."-- Publisher.
SAVING YOUR DIGITAL PAST, PRESENT, AND FUTURE : A STEP-BY-STEP GUIDE
by Reyes, Vanessa, 1987- author.
070.5797 REY
"An engaging resource written for anyone interested in learning how to save their personal digital information. The digital era has reshaped the nature, scope, and use of personal information. This book analyzes the concepts associated with preserving and managing personal digital information"-- Provided by publisher.
THE SCAFFOLD EFFECT : RAISING RESILIENT, SELF-RELIANT, AND SECURE KIDS IN AN AGE OF ANXIETY
"In Scaffold Parenting, world-renowned child psychiatrist Harold Koplewicz introduces the powerful new and clincially-tested idea that this deliberate build-up and then gradual loosening of parental support is the single most effective way to encourage kids to climb higher, try new things and grow from mistakes, and to develop character and strength. Offering the ten building blocks or "planks" of an effective scaffold--from laying a solid foundation and setting limits and minimizing cracks--he expertly guides parents through the strategies they need to raise empowered, capable kids while building parent-child bonds that will survive adolescence and grow stronger into adulthood"-- Provided by publisher.
A SHOT IN THE MOONLIGHT : HOW A FREED SLAVE AND A CONFEDERATE SOLDIER FOUGHT FOR JUSTICE IN THE JIM CROW SOUTH
A true tale of justice in the Jim Crow south relates the story of George Dinning, a freed slave who was wrongfully convicted of murder after defending himself against a white mob and later won damages against them in court with the help of a Confederate war hero-turned-lawyer.
SKETCH & FINISH : THE JOURNEY FROM HERE TO THERE
by Glaser, Milton, author, illustrator.
741.6 GLA
Design legend Milton Glaser demystifies his creative process in this thoughtful collection of illustrations showing his journey from sketch to finish. Glaser is a truly multidisciplinary designer working in exhibition, interior, and product designs. 'Sketch and Finish' features a variety of projects, from little known to iconic, including the logo. Glaser writes, "The tentativeness in the act of sketching is crucial. Doubt is essential. If you already know the answer before you start, why bother? Conviction is the killer of imagination." He illuminates the crux of each work with grace and a timeless mastery of craft.
SMALLTIME : A STORY OF MY FAMILY AND THE MOB
by Shorto, Russell, author.
364.1 SHO
"Family secrets emerge as a best-selling author dives into the history of the mob in small-town America. Johnstown, Pennsylvania, a city "in its brawny postwar prime," is where "Little Joe" Regino and Russ Shorto build a local gambling empire on the earnings of factory workers for whom placing a bet-on a horse or pool game, pinball or "tip seal"-is their best shot at the American dream. Decades later, Russell Shorto grew up knowing that his grandfather was a small-town mobster, but never thought to write about him, in keeping with an unspoken family vow of silence. Then a distant cousin prodded him: You gotta write about it. Smalltime, the story of Shorto's search for his namesake, delves into the world of the small-town mob, an intricate web that spanned midcentury America, stitching together cities from Yonkers to Fresno. A riveting immigrant story, Smalltime is also deeply personal, as the author's ailing father, Tony, becomes his partner in piecing together their patriarch's troubled past. Moving, wryly funny, and richly detailed, Smalltime is an irresistible memoir by a masterful writer of historical narrative"-- Provided by publisher.
SPARRING WITH SMOKIN
"This book aims to rectify the imbalance in coverage between Joe Frazier and Muhammad Ali just in time for the 50th anniversary of The Fight of the Century. It is based on several months the author spent in the gym, on the road, and in verbal tussles with the legendary champion and gives new insight into Frazier"-- Provided by publisher.
THE SPIRIT OF MUSIC : THE LESSON CONTINUES
by Wooten, Victor, L., author.
781.17 WOO
"We may not realize it as we listen to the soundtrack of our lives through tiny earbuds, but music and all that it encompasses is disappearing all around us. In this fable-like story three musicians from around the world are mysteriously summoned to Nashville, the Music City, to join together with Victor to do battle against the "Phasers," whose blinking "music-cancelling" headphones silence and destroy all musical sound. Only by coming together, connecting, and making the joyful sounds of immediate, "live" music can the world be restored to the power and spirit of music"-- Provided by publisher.
THE SPOTIFY PLAY : HOW CEO AND FOUNDER DANIEL EK BEAT APPLE, GOOGLE, AND AMAZON IN THE RACE FOR AUDIO DOMINANCE
"Steve Jobs tried to stop this moment from ever happening. Google and Microsoft made bids to preempt it. The music industry blocked it time and again. Yet, on a summer's eve in 2011, the whiz kid CEO of a Swedish start-up celebrated his company's US launch. In the midst of the Apple-Android tech war and a music label crusade against piracy and illegal downloading, Spotify redrew the battle lines, sent shockwaves through Silicon Valley, and got the hardline executives at Universal, Sony, and Warner to sign with its "free-mium" platform. In The Spotify Play, Swedish investigative tech journalists Sven Carlsson and Jonas Leijonhufvud, who covered the company from its inception, draw upon hundreds of interviews, previously untapped sources, and in-depth reporting on figures like Mark Zuckerberg, Sean Parker, Steve Jobs, Taylor Swift, Jay-Z, Pony Ma Huateng, and Jimmy Iovine. They have captured the riveting David vs. Goliath story of a disruptive innovator who played the industry giants in a quest to revolutionize the consumption of sound, building today's largest online source of audio, with more than 50 million songs, one million-plus podcasts, and over 300 million users."-- Amazon.com.
STAY SAFE : [POEMS]
by Hine, Emma, author.
811.6 HINE
"This debut collection, full of natural images and fable-like storytelling, investigates the precariousness inherent to familial love, grief, and myth-making"-- Provided by publisher.
STRONGMEN : MUSSOLINI TO THE PRESENT
by Ben-Ghiat, Ruth, author.
321.9092 BEN
"What modern authoritarian leaders have in common (and how they can be stopped). Ours is the age of authoritarian rulers: self-proclaimed saviors of the nation who evade accountability while robbing their people of resources and corroding or destroying democracy. Their mutual-admiration club also draws on models from the past. Vladimir Putin rehabilitates Soviet tyrant Joseph Stalin, Donald Trump praises Libyan despot Muammar Gaddafi, Jair Bolsonaro admires Chilean dictator Augusto Pinochet, and Recep Tayyip Erdogan invokes Adolf Hitler as the model of an efficient leader. Ruth Ben-Ghiat covers a century of authoritarianism to explain why strongman rulers in Africa, Europe, and Latin America, drawing from a common playbook of machismo, propaganda, violence, and corruption, have found popular support even as they bring ruin to their countries. The fruit of decades of research, Strongmen gives readers insight into how such rulers think, who and what they depend on, and how they can be opposed"-- Provided by publisher.
TANGLED UP IN BLUE : POLICING THE AMERICAN CITY
by Brooks, Rosa, author.
363.2 BRO
"A radical inside examination of policing in modern America, from a Georgetown University law professor turned reserve police officer"-- Provided by publisher.
THINK AGAIN : THE POWER OF KNOWING WHAT YOU DON
by Grant, Adam M., author.
153.42 GRA
"The bestselling author of Give and Take and Originals examines the critical art of rethinking: learning to question your beliefs and to know what you don't know, which can position you for success at work and happiness at home. The difficulty of rethinking our assumptions is surprisingly common--maybe even fundamentally human ... The new science of intellectual humility shows that as a mindset and a skillset, rethinking can be taught, and Grant explains how to develop the necessary qualities. The first section of the book explores why we struggle to think again and how we can improve individually, and argues that such engines of success as 'grit' can actually be counterproductive the second section discusses how we can help others think again through the skill of 'argument literacy' and the third looks at how institutions like schools, business, and governments fall short in building cultures that encourage rethinking. In the end, it's intellectual humility that makes it possible for us to stop denying our weaknesses so that we can start improving ourselves"-- Provided by publisher.
A THOUSAND MAY FALL : LIFE, DEATH, AND SURVIVAL IN THE UNION ARMY
by Jordan, Brian Matthew, 1986- author.
973.7471 JOR
"From a Pulitzer Prize finalist, a pathbreaking history of the Civil War centered on a regiment of immigrants and their brutal experience of the conflict."-- Provided by publisher.
THE THREE MOTHERS : HOW THE MOTHERS OF MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR , MALCOLM X, AND JAMES BALDWIN SHAPED A NATION
"In her groundbreaking and essential debut The Three Mothers, scholar Anna Malaika Tubbs celebrates Black motherhood by telling the story of the three women who raised and shaped some of America's most pivotal heroes: Martin Luther King, Jr., Malcolm X, and James Baldwin. Much has been written about Berdis Baldwin's son James, about Alberta King's son Martin Luther, and Louise Little's son Malcolm. But virtually nothing has been said about the extraordinary women who raised them, who were all born at the beginning of the 20th century and forced to contend with the prejudices of Jim Crow as Black women. Berdis, Alberta, and Louise passed their knowledge to their children with the hope of helping them to survive in a society that would deny their humanity from the very beginning-from Louise teaching her children about their activist roots, to Berdis encouraging James to express himself through writing, to Alberta basing all of her lessons in faith and social justice. These women used their strength and motherhood to push their children toward greatness, all with a conviction that every human being deserves dignity and respect despite the rampant discrimination they faced. These three mothers taught resistance and a fundamental belief in the worth of Black people to their sons, even when these beliefs flew in the face of America's racist practices and led to ramifications for all three families' safety. The fight for equal justice and dignity came above all else for the three mothers. These women, their similarities and differences, as individuals and as mothers, represent a piece of history left untold and a celebration of Black motherhood long overdue"-- Provided by publisher.
TICKING CLOCK : BEHIND THE SCENES AT 60 MINUTES
by Rosen, Ira, author.
070.195 ROS
A two-time Peabody Award-winning writer and producer reveals the intimate, untold stories of his decades at America's most iconic news show.
TWO TRUTHS AND A LIE : A MURDER, A PRIVATE INVESTIGATOR, AND HER SEARCH FOR JUSTICE
"In 1990, Ellen McGarrahan was a young reporter for the Miami Herald when she covered the execution of Jesse Tafero, a man convicted of murdering two police officers. When it later emerged that Tafero may not have committed the murders, McGarrahan became haunted by that grisly execution--and appalled by her unquestioning acceptance of the state's version of events. Decades later, in the midst of her successful career as a private investigator, McGarrahan finally decides to find out the truth of what really happened."-- Provided by publisher.
UNDER A WHITE SKY : THE NATURE OF THE FUTURE
by Kolbert, Elizabeth, author.
304.28 KOL
"The Pulitzer Prize-winning author of The Sixth Extinction returns to humanity's transformative impact on the environment, now asking: After doing so much damage, can we change nature, this time to save it? That man should have dominion "over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth" is a prophecy that has hardened into fact. So pervasive are human impacts on the planet that it's said we live in a new geological epoch: the Anthropocene. In Under a White Sky, Elizabeth Kolbert takes a hard look at the new world we are creating. She meets scientists who are trying to preserve the world's rarest fish, which lives in a single, tiny pool in the middle of the Mojave. She visits a lava field in Iceland, where engineers are turning carbon emissions to stone an aquarium in Australia, where researchers are trying to develop "super coral" that can survive on a hotter globe and a lab at Harvard, where physicists are contemplating shooting tiny diamonds into the stratosphere in order to reflect sunlight back to space and cool the earth. One way to look at human civilization, says Kolbert, is as a ten-thousand-year exercise in defying nature. In The Sixth Extinction, she explored the ways in which our capacity for destruction has reshaped the natural world. Now she examines how the very sorts of interventions that have imperiled our planet are increasingly seen as the only hope for its salvation. By turns inspiring, terrifying, and darkly comic, Under a White Sky is an utterly original examination of the challenges we face"-- Provided by publisher.
UNDERCURRENTS : CHANNELING OUTRAGE TO SPARK PRACTICAL ACTIVISM
by Davis, Steve (Business leader and activist), author.
306.09 DAV
"Undercurrents teaches readers and activists how to invest time, talent, voice, and cash to improve the world by detailing six of the largest macrotrends shaping the world today. Those 6 macrotrends are: The world is becoming a diamond (the shift in the distribution of wealth) Communities are the customer Digital technology is a bridge not a divide The last mile is no longer the hardest (the greatest need and hardest work lies not at the beginning of the journey OR in reaching the goal it's the path you take to get there) Adaptation and access trump invention Complex partnerships yield the best results The book strives to create a shared understanding of the true shape of the world in the 21st century, supported by data, stories, experiences, and observations to promote well-being across many facets of society. Undercurrents frames Davis' ideas as a business leader and practitioner to help the interested become educated, the committed become activists, and the engaged become more effective"-- Provided by publisher.
THE UNOFFICIAL DISNEY PARKS COOKBOOK : FROM DELICIOUS DOLE WHIP TO TASTY MICKEY PRETZELS, 100 MAGICAL DISNEY-INSPIRED RECIPES
"Stroll right down the middle of Main Street USA, journey from Adventureland to Infinity and Beyond at Pixar Pier, and explore every avenue in between to taste the flavors of the Disney Parks...all without leaving your kitchen. With The Unofficial Disney Parks Cookbook you can bring the magic of Disneyland and Walt Disney World snacks and treats right to your home. Recreate favorites like the classic Dole Whip and Mickey Pretzels to new favorites like blue milk from Star Wars land and Jack Jack's Cookie Num Nums from Pixar Pier. These 100 recipes inspired by iconic yummies are perfect whether you are a forever Disney fan or just love a good snack. Now you can feel as if you shared a snack with Mickey himself right from the comfort of your own home!"-- Provided by publisher.
W-3 : A MEMOIR
by Howland, Bette, author.
B HOWLAND
"In 1968, Bette Howland was thirty-one, a single mother of two young sons, struggling to support her family on the part-time salary of a librarian and laboring day and night at her typewriter to be a writer. One afternoon, while staying at her friend Saul Bellow’s apartment, she swallowed a bottle of pills. W-3 is both an extraordinary portrait of the community of Ward 3, the psychiatric wing of the Chicago hospital where she was admitted and record of a defining moment in a writer’s life. The book itself would be her salvation: she wrote herself out of the grave." -- Provided by publisher.
WE CAME, WE SAW, WE LEFT : A FAMILY GAP YEAR
by Wheelan, Charles J., author.
910.4 WHE
"Charlie Wheelan and his family do what others dream of: they take a year off to travel the world. This is their story. What would happen if you quit your life for a year? In a pre-COVID-19 world, the Wheelan family decided to find out leaving behind work, school, and even the family dogs to travel the world on a modest budget. Equal parts "how-to" and "how-not-to"-and with an eye toward a world emerging from a pandemic-We Came, We Saw, We Left is the insightful and often hilarious account of one family's gap-year experiment. Wheelan paints a picture of adventure and connectivity, juggling themes of local politics, global economics, and family dynamics while exploring answers to questions like: How do you sneak out of a Peruvian town that has been barricaded by the local army? And where can you get treatment for a flesh-eating bacteria your daughter picked up two continents ago? From Colombia to Cambodia, We Came, We Saw, We Left chronicles nine months across six continents with three teenagers. What could go wrong?"-- Provided by publisher.
WE NEED TO HANG OUT : A MEMOIR OF MAKING FRIENDS
by Baker, Billy (Journalist), author.
158.25 BAK
A staff writer for The Boston Globe discusses his own issues maintaining friendships after age 40 and offers inspiration for overcoming loneliness and reconnecting with others in the face of increasingly hectic lives.
WE SEE IT ALL : LIBERTY AND JUSTICE IN AN AGE OF PERPETUAL SURVEILLANCE
"An investigation into the legal, political, and moral issues surrounding how the police and justice system use surveillance technology, asking the question: what are citizens of a free country willing to tolerate in the name of public safety? Jon Fasman looks at how these technologies help police do their jobs, and what their use means for our privacy rights and civil liberties"-- Provided by publisher.
WHAT IS LIFE? : FIVE GREAT IDEAS IN BIOLOGY
by Nurse, Paul, 1949- author.
570.1 NUR
"The renowned Nobel Prize-winning scientist's elegant and concise explanation of the fundamental ideas in biology and their uses today. Hailed by Philip Pullman as "a great communicator" who is also "as distinguished a scientist as there could be," Paul Nurse writes with delight at life's richness and a sense of the urgent role of biology in our time. With What Is Life? he delivers a brief but powerful work of popular science in the vein of Carlo Rovelli's Seven Brief Lessons in Physics. Nurse takes readers on a wondrous journey through five fundamental biological ideas-the Cell, the Gene, Evolution by Natural Selection, Life as Chemistry, and Life as Information-introducing the scientists who made the most important advances and taking us into his own lab to give us a sense of the thrill of scientific discovery. In a final chapter, Nurse addresses biology's most pressing ethical issues (including gene-editing, genetic testing, and genetically modified crops), and he concludes with a stirring encomium to biology's role in tackling infectious disease"-- Provided by publisher.
WHEN HARRY MET MINNIE : A TRUE STORY OF LOVE AND FRIENDSHIP
by Teichner, Martha, author.
B TEICHNER
"A memoir of love and loss, of being in the right place at the right time, and of the mysterious ways a beloved pet can bring people together, from CBS Sunday Morning News correspondent and multi-Emmy-Award-winning Martha Teichner. There are true fairy tales. Stories that exist because impossible-to-explain coincidences change everything. Except in real life, not all of them have conventional, happily-ever-after endings. When Harry Met Minnie is that kind of fairy tale, with the vibrant, romantic New York City backdrop of its namesake, the movie When Harry Met Sally, and the bittersweet wisdom of Tuesdays with Morrie. There's a special camaraderie among early-morning dog walkers. Gathering at dog runs in the park, or strolling through the farmer's market at Union Square before the bustling crowd appears, fellow pet owners become familiar-as do the personalities of their beloved animals. In this special space and time, a chance encounter with an old acquaintance changed Martha Teichner's world. As fate would have it, her friend knew someone who was dying of cancer, from exposure to toxins after 9/11, and desperate to find a home for her dog, Harry. He was a Bull Terrier-the same breed as Martha's dear Minnie. Would Martha consider giving Harry a safe, loving new home? In short order, boy dog meets girl dog, the fairy tale part of this story. But there is so much more to this book. After Martha agrees to meet Harry and his owner Carol, what begins as a transaction involving a dog becomes a deep and meaningful friendship between two women with complicated lives and a love of Bull Terriers in common. Through the heartbreak and grief of Carol's illness, the bond that develops changed Martha's life, Carol's life, Minnie's life, Harry's life. As it changed Carol's death as well. In this rich and touching narrative, Martha considers the ways our stories are shaped by the people we meet, and the profound love we can find by opening our hearts to unexpected encounters"-- Provided by publisher.
WHY THE INNOCENT PLEAD GUILTY AND THE GUILTY GO FREE : AND OTHER PARADOXES OF OUR BROKEN LEGAL SYSTEM
"A senior federal judge's incisive, unsettling exploration of some of the paradoxes that the define the judiciary today: among them, why innocent people plead guilty, why high-level executives aren't prosecuted, why you won't get your day in court, and why the judiciary is curtailing its own constitutionally mandated power"-- Provided by publisher.
WILD + FREE HOLIDAYS : 35 FESTIVE FAMILY ACTIVITIES TO MAKE THE SEASON BRIGHT
"Create new holiday traditions your family will treasure. When autumn rolls around, what could be better than gathering your family and making memories together? Ainsley Arment and the Wild + Free community have curated a festive selection of holiday-themed crafts, activities, recipes, and new traditions that partents and chioldren will enjoy, such as: Pumpkin-Beeswax Harvest Candles Storybook Ornaments Holiday Crowns Homemade Wrapping Paper Arroz con Leche and more!" -- Back cover.;"Wild + Free is a great resource for parents to engage their kids' creativity using festive, holiday-themed crafts, outdoor activities, and essays that celebrate the warmth of the season. Curated by Wild + Free families around the world, this full-color book is filled with creative and intellectually stimulating ideas and hands-on activities parents, educators, and caregivers can use to nurture their child's curious spirit and imagination. With step-by-step instructions, lush photography, and family-tested and kid-approved activities, Wild + Free is a valuable guide to helping children spark wonder in the most wonderful season of the year." -- Amazon.
WINDOWS 10 ALL-IN-ONE FOR DUMMIES
by Leonhard, Woody, author.
005.446 LEO
WINNING IN REVERSE : DEFYING THE ODDS AND ACHIEVING DREAMS : THE BILL LESTER STORY
"The amazing and dramatic story of Bill Lester, one of the most well-known NASCAR drivers in history -- and a pioneer whose determination and spirit has paved the way for a new generation of racers. NASCAR has traditionally been a southern, white mans sports, but it was knocked off its axis when Bill Lester entered the playing field. Bill did not grow up in the sport as so many other drivers had. He enjoyed racing as a side hobby while he worked as an engineer at Hewlett-Packard until, at the age of 40, and while standing on the brink of peril or promise, he quit his job to pursue racing full time. Blessed with natural talent, Bill still had a trifecta of odds against him: he was black, he was middle aged, and he wasnt a southerner. Bill was not the quintessential good old boy that NASCAR was used to seeing and many fans did not hide their contempt for him. Bill Lester rose above it all, as did his rankings, and he made history time and time again, becoming the first African American to race in NASCARs Busch Series, the first to participate in the Nextel Cup and the first to win a Pole Positon start in the NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series. In Winning In Reverse, Bill reveals how he came to love working on muscle cars as a child, racing in the streets as a teenager, getting married, pursuing amateur racing and then finally transitioning to the pros. Readers will be inspired by Bill's inspirational and encouraging voice and the conviction that fills each page. Whether you are contemplating a career or lifestyle change, challenging social norms, or struggling against prejudice or bigotry, Winning in Reverse is a story for sports fans and readers everywhere about the power of perseverance in the face of adversity."-- Amazon.com.
WOMEN AND LEADERSHIP : REAL LIVES, REAL LESSONS
by Gillard, Julia, author.
158.4082 GIL
"In conversation with some of the world's most powerful and interesting women, Women and Leadership explores gender bias and explores the barriers to women's participation in politics"-- Provided by publisher.
WORK WON
"You're told that if you "do what you love, you'll never work a day in your life." Whether it's working for "exposure" and "experience," or enduring poor treatment in the name of "being part of the family," all employees are pushed to make sacrifices for the privilege of being able to do what we love. In Work Won't Love You Back, Sarah Jaffe, a preeminent voice on labor, inequality, and social movements, examines this "labor of love" myth -- the idea that certain work is not really work, and therefore should be done out of passion instead of pay. Told through the lives and experiences of workers in various industries -- from the unpaid intern, to the overworked nurse, to the nonprofit worker and even the professional athlete -- Jaffe reveals how all of us have been tricked into buying into a new tyranny of work. As Jaffe argues, understanding the trap of the labor of love will empower us to work less and demand what our work is worth. And once freed from those binds, we can finally figure out what actually gives us joy, pleasure, and satisfaction"-- Provided by publisher.
WORKING BACKWARDS : INSIGHTS, STORIES, AND SECRETS FROM INSIDE AMAZON
"Working Backwards is an insider's breakdown of Amazon's approach to culture, leadership, and best practices from two long-time, top-level Amazon executives. Colin started at Amazon in 1998 Bill joined in 1999. In Working Backwards, these two long-serving Amazon executives reveal and codify the principles and practices that drive the success of one of the most extraordinary companies the world has ever known. With twenty-seven years of Amazon experience between them, much of it in the early aughts-a period of unmatched innovation that brought products and services including Kindle, Amazon Prime, Amazon Studios, and Amazon Web Services to life-Bryar and Carr offer unprecedented access to the Amazon way as it was refined, articulated, and proven to be repeatable, scalable, and adaptable. With keen analysis and practical steps for applying it at your own company-no matter the size-the authors illuminate how Amazon's fourteen leadership principles inform decision-making at all levels and reveal how the company's culture has been defined by four characteristics: customer obsession, long-term thinking, eagerness to invent, and operational excellence. Bryar and Carr explain the set of ground-level practices that ensure these are translated into action and flow through all aspects of the business. Working Backwards is a practical guidebook and a corporate narrative, filled with the authors' in-the-room recollections of what "Being Amazonian" is like and how it has affected their personal and professional lives. They demonstrate that success on Amazon's scale is not achieved by the genius of any single leader, but rather through commitment to and execution of a set of well-defined, rigorously-executed principles and practices-shared here for the very first time"-- Provided by publisher.
YOU
"Now a writer and performer on Late Night with Seth Meyers and host of The Amber Ruffin Show, Amber Ruffin lives in New York, where she is no one's First Black Friend and everyone is, as she puts it, "stark raving normal." But Amber's sister Lacey? She's still living in their home state of Nebraska, and trust us, you'll never believe what happened to Lacey. From racist donut shops to strangers putting their whole hand in her hair, from being mistaken for a prostitute to being mistaken for Harriet Tubman, Lacey is a lightning rod for hilariously ridiculous yet all-too-real anecdotes." -- Provided by publisher.
YOU
by Hoare, Jo, author.
006.7 HOA
If life on is Zoom getting you down and you're dreading the next inevitable invite to a Teams meeting, don't panic, help is at hand. With 101 top tips explaining the dos and don'ts of virtual meetings, this book will help you master videocalls in "the new normal." Whether you need to stop doing that weird wave at the end of meetings or want to break the habit of being transfixed by your own face in the corner of the screen, the fun advice inside this book has got you covered. In no time you'll be living your best life online, bringing your "A" game to any virtual work meeting, catch up with family, quiz with friends, online date and more.
YOU
by Rosenfeld, Jake, 1978-, author.
331.2153 ROS
"Setting wages isn't an exact science, but we like to think that our workplace performance provides an objective basis for pay. You're Paid What You're Worth offers a bold theory to the contrary, arguing that pay is decided in contests over interests and ideals-that social conflicts, not economic metrics, determine who gets how much"-- Provided by publisher.

 

 

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