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150 GLIMPSES OF THE BEATLES
by Brown, Craig, 1957- author.
782.4216 BRO
Draws on previously unexamined lore and celebrity testimony in a kaleidoscopic group portrait of the Fab Four that reveals lesser-known examples of their indelible and enduring cultural impact.
ABE : ABRAHAM LINCOLN IN HIS TIMES
by Reynolds, David S., 1948- author.
B LINCOLN
"ABE is a cultural biography of Abraham Lincoln, following Lincoln's monumental life from cradle to grave while weaving a narrative that includes Lincoln's cultural influences and the nation-wide and regional cultural trends and moods and happenings of his day, and how Lincoln both shaped and was shaped by his America. The music, humor, literature, and fashions of the time and their impact on Lincoln's life are explored as well, and analysis of other important figures such as Lincoln's wife, his assassin, his professional partners, etc., also draw on this culturally focused style"-- Provided by publisher.
AGENT SONYA : MOSCOW
by Macintyre, Ben, 1963- author.
327.1247 MAC
In 1942, in a quiet village in the leafy English Cotswolds, a thin, elegant woman lived in a small cottage with her three children and her husband, who worked as a machinist nearby. Ursula Burton was friendly but reserved, and spoke English with a slight foreign accent. By all accounts, she seemed to be living a simple, unassuming life. Her neighbors in the village knew little about her. They didn’t know that she was a high-ranking Soviet intelligence officer. They didn’t know that her husband was also a spy, or that she was running powerful agents across Europe. Behind the facade of her picturesque life, Burton was a dedicated Communist, a Soviet colonel, and a veteran agent, gathering the scientific secrets that would enable the Soviet Union to build the bomb.
ALL WE CAN SAVE : TRUTH, COURAGE, & SOLUTIONS FOR THE CLIMATE CRISIS
"Two powerful phenomena are simultaneously unfolding on Earth: the rise of the climate movement and the rise of women and girls. The People's Climate March and the Women's March. School strikes for climate and the #MeToo movement. Rebellions against extinction and declarations that time's up. More than concurrent, the two trends are deeply connected. From sinking islands to drought-ridden savannas, the global warming crisis places an outsized burden on women, largely because of gender inequalities. In many parts of the world, women hold traditional roles as the primary caregivers in families and communities, and as the main providers of food and fuel, they are more vulnerable when flooding and drought occur the U.N. estimates 80% of those who have been displaced by climate change are women. Women are on the front line of the climate-change battle, and are uniquely situated to be agents of change--to find ways to mitigate the causes of global warming and adapt to its impacts on the ground. Today, across the world, from boardrooms and policy positions to local communities, from science to activism, women everywhere are using their voices to take leadership and call for action on climate change. This anthology is a collection and celebration of these diverse voices, asking critical questions and providing invaluable insight and solutions. Curated by two climate leaders, this book leads us away from the brink and toward the possibility of a life-giving future"-- Provided by publisher.
ALWAYS YOUNG AND RESTLESS : MY LIFE ON AND OFF AMERICA
by Scott, Melody Thomas, 1956-, author.
B SCOTT
The renowned actress behind the character Nikki Newman of The Young and the Restless tells all in this scintillating memoir, divulging the insider details of her dramatic life and sixty-year career.
AMBOY : RECIPES FROM THE FILIPINO-AMERICAN DREAM
by Cailan, Alvin, author.
641.5959 CAI
"Filipino recipes from the the creator of the legendary Eggslut in LA, host of the hit online series The Burger Show, and the most prominent Filipino chef in the US"-- Provided by publisher.
THE ANXIETY FIRST AID KIT : QUICK TOOLS FOR EXTREME, UNCERTAIN TIMES
by Hanson, Rick (Psychologist), author.
152.46 HAN
A quick-relief guide for calming anxiety and stress right now—during the COVID-19 pandemic If you’re feeling unprecedented levels of stress and anxiety right now, please know that you aren’t alone. In these extreme and uncertain times, it’s natural to be in a constant state of mental and physical strain. Whether you’re dealing with job loss, a sick loved one, or just feeling the weight of the world during your 2 a.m. doomscroll—you need quick tools you can use right now, whenever and wherever you are, to lower stress and soothe anxiety. This emergency kit has you covered. Written by a dream team of mental health experts and grounded in evidence-based therapy, The Anxiety First Aid Kit offers powerful tools for triaging stress and anxiety in the moments when you need it most. You’ll find easy and doable ways to help you press pause on panic, and find your calm spot right away. You’ll discover in-the-moment interventions to help you relax before your anxiety and stress go into overdrive. And finally, you’ll learn how to make healthy and workable lifestyle changes to improve your mental health and increase resilience, so you can effectively deal with stressful situations in the future—no matter what life throws at you. Between pandemic-related economic fears, the frustrations of social distancing, indoor confinement, work and household double duties (now including homeschooling!), and the looming threat of serious illness, is it any wonder you’re feeling completely stressed out and anxious? If you need immediate relief, The Anxiety First Aid Kit has everything you need to manage stress and anxiety—right now.
APPLE SKIN TO THE CORE : A MEMOIR IN WORDS AND PICTURES
by Gansworth, Eric L., author, illustrator
970.0049 GAN
"The term "Apple" is a slur in Native communities across the country. It's for someone supposedly "red on the outside, white on the inside." Eric Gansworth is telling his story in Apple (Skin to the Core). The story of his family, of Onondaga among Tuscaroras, of Native folks everywhere. From the horrible legacy of the government boarding schools, to a boy watching his siblings leave and return and leave again, to a young man fighting to be an artist who balances multiple worlds. Eric shatters that slur and reclaims it in verse and prose and imagery that truly lives up to the word heartbreaking."--Amazon
THE ART OF CAKE : THE CRèME DE LA CRèME OF THE WORLD
Discover fifty of the most beloved cakes from around the world in this delectable guide to a classic dessert. Each delicacy comes to life through the charming writing and delightful illustrations of Alice Oehr, who has fun facts and origin stories for everything from Boston cream pie and Baked Alaska to tiramisu and Black Forest cake.
THE ART OF JAZZ : A VISUAL HISTORY
by Shipton, Alyn, author.
709.7472 SHI
"An illustrated exploration of how the expressionism and spontaneity of jazz spilled onto its album art, posters, and promotional photography, and even inspired standalone works of fine art"-- Provided by publisher.
BATTLE OF BROTHERS : WILLIAM & HARRY--THE INSIDE STORY OF A FAMILY IN TUMULT
The historical consultant to the hit series "The Crown" draws on official sources in a royal portrait that examines the experiences and conflicts that have shaped the bond between the future king of England and his brother.
BATTLEGROUNDS : THE FIGHT TO DEFEND THE FREE WORLD
by McMaster, H. R., 1962-, author.
327.73 MCM
Across multiple administrations since the end of the Cold War, American foreign policy has been misconceived, inconsistent, and poorly implemented. As a result, America and the free world have fallen behind rivals in power and influence. Meanwhile threats to security, freedom, and prosperity, such as nuclear proliferation and jihadist terrorism have grown. In BATTLEGROUNDS, H.R. McMaster describes efforts to reassess and fundamentally shift policies while he was National Security Advisor. And he provides a clear pathway forward to improve strategic competence and prevail in complex competitions against our adversaries.
BE WATER, MY FRIEND : THE TEACHINGS OF BRUCE LEE
by Lee, Shannon, 1969- author.
796.8 LEE
"Bruce Lee's daughter illuminates her father's most powerful life philosophies-demonstrating how martial arts are a perfect metaphor for personal growth, and how we can practice those teachings every day. "Empty your mind be formless, shapeless like water." Bruce Lee is a cultural icon, renowned the world over for his martial arts and film legacy. But Lee was also a deeply philosophical thinker, learning at an early age that martial arts are more than just an exercise in physical discipline-they are an apt metaphor for living a fully realized life. Now, in Be Water, My Friend, Lee's daughter Shannon shares the concepts at the core of his philosophies, showing how they can serve as tools of personal growth and self-actualization. Each chapter brings a lesson from Bruce Lee's teachings, expanding on the foundation of his iconic "be water" philosophy. Over the course of the book, we discover how being like water allows us to embody fluidity and naturalness in life, bringing us closer to our essential flowing nature and our ability to be powerful, self-expressed, and free. Through previously untold stories from her father's life and from her own journey in embodying these lessons, Shannon presents these philosophies in tangible, accessible ways. With Bruce Lee's words as a guide, she encourages readers to pursue their essential selves and apply these ideas and practices to their everyday lives-whether in learning new things, overcoming obstacles, or ultimately finding their true path. Be Water, My Friend is an inspirational invitation to us all, a gentle call to action to consider our lives with new eyes. It is also a testament to how one man's exploration and determination transcended time and place to ignite our imaginations-and to inspire many around the world to transform their lives"-- Provided by publisher.
BECOMING DUCHESS GOLDBLATT : [A MEMOIR]
"Part memoir and part joyful romp through the fields of imagination, the story behind a beloved pseudonymous Twitter account reveals how a writer deep in grief rebuilt a life worth living"-- Provided by publisher.
BLOOD RUNS COAL : THE YABLONSKI MURDERS AND THE BATTLE FOR THE UNITED MINE WORKERS OF AMERICA
by Bradley, Mark A. (Mark Andrew), 1956- author.
364.1523 BRA
"The shocking assassination of a major rival to UMWA president Tony Boyle catalyzed groundbreaking reform in the coal mining industry. In the early hours of New Year's Eve 1969, in the small soft-coal mining borough of Clarksville, Pennsylvania, longtime trade union insider Joseph "Jock" Yablonski and his wife and daughter were brutally murdered in their old stone farmhouse. Seven months earlier, Yablonski had announced his campaign to oust the corrupt president of the United Mine Workers of America (UMWA), Tony Boyle. Boyle had long embezzled UMWA funds, silenced intra-union dissent, and served the interests of Big Coal companies. He was enraged about his opponent's bid to take over. An extraordinary portrait of one of the nation's major unions on the brink of historical change, Blood Runs Coal comes at a time of resurgent labor movements in the United States and the current administration's attempts to bolster the fossil fuel industry. Brilliantly researched and compellingly written, it sheds light on the far-reaching effects of industrial and socioeconomic change that unfold across America to this day"-- Provided by publisher.
THE BOOK OF ATLANTIS BLACK : THE SEARCH FOR A SISTER GONE MISSING
"Reminiscent of Alexandria Marzano-Lesnevich's The Fact of a Body and Maggie Nelson's The Red Parts, a perfect balance of memoir and true crime, The Book of Atlantis Black will have you questioning facts, rooting for secrets, and asking what it means to know the truth. A young woman is found dead on the floor of a Tijuana hotel room. An ID in a nearby purse reads "Atlantis Black." The police report states that the body does not seem to match the identification, yet the body is quickly cremated and the case is considered closed. So begins Betsy Bonner's search for her sister, and the unraveling of the mysterious final months before her disappearance, alleged overdose, and death. With access to Atlantis's email and social media accounts, Bonner attempts to decipher and construct a narrative: frantic and unintelligible Facebook posts, alarming images of a woman with a handgun, Craigslist companionship ads, DEA documentation, video surveillance, police reports, phone calls, and moments together conjured from memory. Through a history only she and Atlantis shared-a childhood fraught with abuse and mental illness, Atlantis's precocious yet short rise in the music world, and through it all an unshakable bond of sisterhood-Bonner finds questions that only lead to more questions and possible clues that seem to point in no particular direction. In this haunting memoir and piercing true crime account, Bonner must decide how far she will go to understand a sister who, like the mythical island she renamed herself for, might prove impossible to find."-- Provided by publisher.
BOTANICAL ART TECHNIQUES : A COMPREHENSIVE GUIDE TO WATERCOLOR, GRAPHITE, COLORED PENCIL, VELLUM, PEN AND INK, EGG TEMPERA, OILS, PRINTMAKING, AND MORE
The ultimate how-to guide to the essential botanical art techniques from the people who know it best, the American Society of Botanical Artists. Helpful tutorials covers watercolor, graphite, colored pencil, vellum, egg tempera, oils, pen and ink, and printmaking. -- Adapted from back cover.
BREAK THE GOOD GIRL MYTH : HOW TO DISMANTLE OUTDATED RULES, UNLEASH YOUR POWER, AND DESIGN A MORE PURPOSEFUL LIFE
"In Break the Good Girl Myth, women's leadership expert and podcast host Majo Molfino shares how design thinking methods can help women identify and dismantle the self-sabotaging myths that negatively impact their work, relationships, and wellbeing"-- Provided by publisher.
A BROTHERHOOD BETRAYED : THE MAN BEHIND THE RISE AND FALL OF MURDER, INC
"The riveting true story of the rise and fall of Murder, Inc. and the executioner-turned-informant whose mysterious death became a turning point in Mob history. In the fall of 1941, a momentous trial was underway that threatened to end the careers and lives of New York’s most brutal mob kingpins. The lead witness, Abe Reles, had been a trusted executioner for Murder, Inc., the enforcement arm of a coast-to-coast mob network known as the Commission. But the man responsible for coolly silencing hundreds of informants was about to become the most talkative snitch of all. In exchange for police protection, Reles was prepared to rat out his murderous friends, from Albert Anastasia to Bugsy Siegel—but before he could testify, his shattered body was discovered on a rooftop outside his heavily-guarded hotel room. Was it a botched escape, or punishment for betraying the loyalty of the country’s most powerful mobsters?"-- Provided by publisher.
CAN
by Petersen, Anne Helen, author.
305.242 PET
"An incendiary examination of burnout in millennials-the cultural shifts that got us here, the pressures that sustain it, and the need for drastic change"-- Provided by publisher.
CARY GRANT : A BRILLIANT DISGUISE
by Eyman, Scott, 1951- author.
B GRANT
"Scott Eyman, author of the New York Times bestseller JOHN WAYNE: The Life and Legend, has written an incisive, definitive biography of another great Hollywood legend, Cary Grant, drawing in part on new research into Grant's all-important early years, which permanently shaped his life"-- Provided by publisher.
CHI SPACCA : A NEW APPROACH TO AMERICAN COOKING
by Silverton, Nancy, author.
641.5945 SIL
"Recipes from the meat-centric menu at Chi Spacca, Nancy Silverton's Los Angeles steakhouse"-- Provided by publisher.
CHICAGO
"Between October 8-10, 1871, much of the city of Chicago was destroyed by one of the most legendary urban fires in history. Incorporated as a city in 1837, Chicago had grown at a breathtaking pace in barely three decades, from just over 4,000 in 1840 to greater than 330,000 at the time of the fire. Built hastily, the city was largely made of wood. Once it began in the barn of Catherine and Patrick O'Leary, the fire quickly grew out of control, twice jumping branches of the Chicago River on its relentless northeastward path through the city's three divisions. Close to one of every three Chicago residents was left homeless and more were instantly unemployed, though the death toll was miraculously low. Remarkably, no carefully researched popular history of the Great Chicago Fire has been written until now, despite it being one of the most cataclysmic disasters in US history. Building the story around memorable characters, both known to history and unknown, including the likes of General Philip Sheridan and Robert Todd Lincoln, eminent Chicago historian Carl Smith chronicles the city's rapid growth and place in America's post-Civil War expansion. The dramatic story of the fire-revealing human nature in all its guises-became one of equally remarkable renewal, as Chicago quickly rose back up from the ashes thanks to local determination and the world's generosity and faith in Chicago's future. As we approach the fire's 150th anniversary, Carl Smith's compelling narrative at last gives this epic event its full and proper place in our national chronicle"-- Provided by publisher.
CLEAN : THE NEW SCIENCE OF SKIN
by Hamblin, James, author.
646.726 HAM
"Keeping skin healthy is a booming industry, and yet it seems like almost no one agrees on what actually works. What one person says is vital another says is toxic. We have not cured acne or eczema, allergies keep getting worse, and autoimmune conditions are becoming increasingly common. In Clean, doctor and journalist James Hamblin explores how we got here, examining the science and culture of how we care for our skin today. He talks to dermatologists, microbiologists, allergists, immunologists, aestheticians, bar-soap enthusiasts, venture capitalists, Amish people, theologians, and straight-up scam artists, trying to figure out what it really means to be clean. He even experiments with giving up showers entirely, and discovers that he is not alone. Along the way he realizes that most of our standards of cleanliness are less related to health than most people think. In fact, our overuse of soap, sanitizers, and untested, misleading skin-care products may be to blame for many problems. But a little-known area of science is shining light on our skin microbiome-the trillions of microbes that live on our skin and in our pores. These microbes influence everything from acne, eczema, and dry skin to how we smell. The new goal of skin care will be to cultivate a healthy biome-and to embrace the meaning of "clean" in the natural sense."-- Provided by publisher.
COMMON SENSE : THE INVESTOR
"The looming issue of automation is one of the more commonly discussed problems facing the American economy -- but it is not the only one. Big business has done much to accrue wealth for itself, while leaving the people behind. Our education system is inherently unequal, breaking along race and class lines. Hostile immigration policies keep would-be workers of today and tomorrow away. In Common Sense, Thomas Paine wrote: "a long habit of not thinking a thing wrong, gives it a superficial appearance of being right, and raises at first a formidable outcry in defence of custom." In this book, Joel Greenblatt offers disruptive ways to break the status quo, as a businessman whose work has touched on these issues: some from personal experience, some from the outside looking in. He aims to start a conversation on building an American economy that truly works for everyone, following the social enterprise ideal that we should try to build a better tomorrow for all"-- Provided by publisher.
COMPROMISED : COUNTERINTELLIGENCE AND THE THREAT OF DONALD J  TRUMP
by Strzok, Peter, 1970- author.
973.933 STR
"The author draws on lessons from his long career in counterintelligence and his role as the lead FBI agent in the Mueller investigation to examine foreign interference in American elections and the worrisome influence that the Kremlin has on President Donald Trump's policy decisions, which present a security risk to the country." -- Provided by publisher.
CONSCIOUS LEADERSHIP : ELEVATING HUMANITY THROUGH BUSINESS
by Mackey, John, 1954- author.
658.408 MAC
"From Whole Foods CEO John Mackey and his coauthors, a follow-up to groundbreaking bestseller Conscious Capitalism-revealing what it takes to lead a purpose-driven, sustainable business"-- Provided by publisher.
COOK WITH ME : 150 RECIPES FOR THE HOME COOK
by Guarnaschelli, Alex, 1969- author.
641.5 GUA
The Chopped judge and Iron Chef shares 150 family recipes, including selections prepared throughout her life by her cookbook-editor mother, Maria Guarnaschelli, including Blueberry Crumble, Baked Ziti and Godfather- and Goodfellas-style spaghetti and meatballs.
DANCING WITH THE OCTOPUS : A MEMOIR OF A CRIME
by Harding, Debora, author.
B HARDING
"For readers of Educated and The Glass Castle, a harrowing, redemptive and profoundly inspiring memoir of childhood trauma and its long reach into adulthood. One Omaha winter day in November 1978, when Debora Harding was just fourteen, she was abducted at knifepoint from a church parking lot. She was thrown into a van, assaulted, held for ransom, and then left to die as an ice storm descended over the city. Debora survived. She identified her attacker to the police and then returned to her teenage life in a dysfunctional home where she was expected to simply move on. Denial became the family coping strategy offered by her fun-loving, conflicted father and her cruelly resentful mother. It wasn't until decades later - when beset by the symptoms of PTSD- that Debora undertook a radical project: she met her childhood attacker face-to-face in prison and began to reconsider and reimagine his complex story. This was a quest for the truth that would threaten the lie at the heart of her family and with it the sacred bond that once saved her. Dexterously shifting between the past and present, Debora Harding untangles the incident of her kidnapping and escape from unexpected angles, offering a vivid, intimate portrait of one family's disintegration in the 1970s Midwest, a rusted landscape where the loss of white male power can flare into unspeakable violence. Written with dark humor and the pacing of a thriller, Dancing with the Octopus is a literary tour de force and a groundbreaking narrative of reckoning, recovery, and the inexhaustible strength it takes to survive"-- Provided by publisher.
THE DAUGHTERS OF YALTA : THE CHURCHILLS, ROOSEVELTS, AND HARRIMANS: A STORY OF LOVE AND WAR
"The story of the fascinating and fateful "daughter diplomacy" of Anna Roosevelt, Sarah Churchill, and Kathleen Harriman, three glamorous young women who accompanied their famous fathers to the Yalta Conference with Stalin in the waning days of World War II"-- Provided by publisher.
THE DEEPEST SOUTH OF ALL : TRUE STORIES FROM NATCHEZ, MISSISSIPPI
by Grant, Richard, 1963- author.
976.226 GRA
Natchez, Mississippi, once had more millionaires per capita than anywhere else in America, and its wealth was built on slavery and cotton. Today it has the greatest concentration of antebellum mansions in the South, and a culture full of unexpected contradictions. Prominent white families dress up in hoopskirts and Confederate uniforms for ritual celebrations of the Old South, yet Natchez is also progressive enough to elect a gay black man for mayor with 91% of the vote.
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.
DETAILS ARE UNPRINTABLE : WAYNE LONERGAN AND THE SENSATIONAL CAFé SOCIETY MURDER
by Levine, Allan Gerald, 1956- author.
364.1523 LEV
"Examines the murder of Patricia Burton Lonergan and the subsequent arrest, trial, and conviction of her husband, Wayne Lonergan"-- Provided by publisher.
DO YOU FEEL LIKE I DO? : A MEMOIR
by Frampton, Peter, author.
B FRAMPTON
"A revelatory memoir by rock icon and legendary guitarist Peter Frampton"-- Provided by publisher.
THE DOMESTIC REVOLUTION : HOW THE INTRODUCTION OF COAL INTO VICTORIAN HOMES CHANGED EVERYTHING
""The queen of living history" (Lucy Worsley) returns with an immersive account of how English women sparked a worldwide revolution-from their own kitchens. No single invention epitomizes the Victorian era more than the black cast-iron range. Aware that the twenty-first-century has reduced it to a quaint relic, Ruth Goodman was determined to prove that the hot coal stove provided so much more than morning tea : it might even have kick-started the Industrial Revolution. Wielding the wit and passion seen in How to Be a Victorian, Goodman traces the tectonic shift from wood to coal in the mid-sixteenth century-from sooty trials and errors during the reign of Queen Elizabeth I to the totally smog-clouded reign of Queen Victoria. A pattern of innovation emerges as the women stoking these fires also stoked new global industries : from better soap to clean smudges to new ingredients for cooking. Laced with uproarious anecdotes of Goodman's own experience managing a coal-fired household, this fascinating book shines a hot light on the power of domestic necessity"-- Provided by publisher.
DON
by Grace, Nancy, 1959- author.
613.6 GRA
"An essential guide to navigating the crime wave in America, featuring real-life cautionary tales and practical advice readers can use to protect themselves"-- Provided by publisher.
DON
by Pirro, Jeanine, author.
973.933 PIR
The host of Fox News' Justice with Judge Jeanine offers her opinions on topics such as the impeachment inquiry, the military, and the road to the 2020 presidential election.
THE DYNASTY
by Benedict, Jeff, author.
796.3326 BEN
"It’s easy to forget that the New England Patriots were once the laughingstock of the NFL, a nearly bankrupt team that had never won a championship and was on the brink of moving to St. Louis. Everything changed in 1994, when Robert Kraft acquired the franchise and soon brought on board head coach Bill Belichick and quarterback Tom Brady. Since then, the Patriots have become a juggernaut, making ten trips to the Super Bowl, winning six of them, and emerging as one of the most valuable sports franchises in the world. Today, the team’s twenty-year reign atop the NFL stands as the longest in league history. How was the Patriots dynasty built? And how did it last for two decades? In The Dynasty, acclaimed journalist Jeff Benedict provides richly reported answers in a sweeping account based on exclusive interviews with more than two hundred insiders—including team executives, coaches, players, players’ wives, team doctors, lawyers, and more—as well as never-before-seen recordings, documents, and electronic communications."--Dust jacket.
ELEANOR
by Michaelis, David, 1957- author.
B ROOSEVELT
Prize-winning bestselling author David Michaelis presents a breakthrough portrait of Eleanor Roosevelt, America's longest-serving First Lady, an avatar of democracy whose ever-expanding agency as diplomat, activist, and humanitarian made her one of the world's most widely admired and influential women.
THE ESSENTIAL RUTH STONE
by Stone, Ruth, author.
811.54 STO
Expertly and sensitively selected by her daughter Bianca, The Essential Ruth Stone bears witness to a vivid fifty-year career of one of America's most influential and pioneering poets. Distilling twelve books into a single volume―from the wild formalism of her early work to the science-filled cosmic intellect of her final collection―The Essential Ruth Stone shows a visionary poet with a physical grasp on language. Dazzling, humorous and grief-stricken poems explore the continuity of loss and love, in the spectral appearances of the dead husband, to portraits of an American childhood, life during wartime, and complex metaphysical inquiries into consciousness itself. Ruth Stone's feminism, mysticism and overall fierceness shine through her wit and passion. Moving gracefully between the loneliness of grief and loss to the fullness of life and love, Stone approaches all her subjects with a profound humanity, an understanding born from her own lived experiences.
EVERYDAY CHAOS : THE MATHEMATICS OF UNPREDICTABILITY, FROM THE WEATHER TO THE STOCK MARKET
"Trying to understand a system with multiple interacting components - the weather, for example, or the human body, or the stock market - means dealing with two factors: chaos and complexity. If we don't understand these two essential subjects, we can't understand the real world"-- Back cover.
FALLOUT : THE HIROSHIMA COVER-UP AND THE REPORTER WHO REVEALED IT TO THE WORLD
"New York Times bestselling author Lesley M.M. Blume reveals how a courageous reporter uncovered one of greatest and deadliest cover-ups of the 20th century-the true effects of the atom bomb-potentially saving millions of lives"-- Provided by publisher.
FATHOMS : THE WORLD IN THE WHALE
by Giggs, Rebecca, author.
599.5 GIG
"When writer Rebecca Giggs encountered a humpback whale stranded on her local beachfront in Australia, she began to wonder how the lives of whales reflect the condition of our oceans. Fathoms : The World in the Whale blends natural history, philosophy, and science to explore: How do whales experience ecological change? How has whale culture been both understood and altered by human technology? What can observing whales teach us about the complexity, splendor, and fragility of life?"--Jacket flap.
FERMENTING EVERYTHING : HOW TO MAKE YOUR OWN CULTURED BUTTER, FERMENTED FISH, PERFECT KIMCHI, AND BEYOND
"Kombucha, kimchi, kefir, and more! Yes, you can ferment nearly anything-for healthy, exciting, and tasty dishes Fermentation is the secret behind some of today's trendiest dishes. The bonus? It can even help build a healthier gut. With an ever-growing list of ways to ferment, author Andy Hamilton is here to help readers-both newcomers and lifelong fermenters-keep up with this age-old trick for fantastic flavor. Imparting valuable techniques and equipment expertise, Fermenting Everything provides an endless collection of innovative recipes: Creme Fraiche Sourdough Bread Coconut Chutney Rosehip and Horseradish Sauce Fermenting Everything is a necessary companion for those who want to get adventurous in the kitchen"-- Provided by publisher.
FIELD MUSIC : POEMS
by Hall, Alexandria, author.
811.6 HAL
"In her remarkable and assured debut, Alexandria Hall explores the boundaries and limits of language, place, and the self, as well as the complicated space between safety and danger, intimacy and isolation, playfulness and seriousness, home and away. With a keen eye for the importance of place, Hall shows us daily life in rural Vermont, illuminating the beauty and difficulty inherent in the dichotomies of human language and experience."--Back cover.
FIRE CANNOT KILL A DRAGON : GAME OF THRONES AND THE OFFICIAL UNTOLD STORY OF AN EPIC SERIES
"The official, definitive oral history of the blockbuster show from Entertainment Weekly's James Hibberd, published with HBO's official support"-- Provided by publisher.
G SUITE
by McFedries, Paul, author.
005.57 MCF
Provides information on using G Suite to collaborate in the cloud, create documents and spreadsheets, build presentations, and connect with chat or videoconferencing, explains how to navigate the G Suite payment plans and subscription options as well as settings that ensure privacy and security while operating in the cloud.
GEORGE HARRISON : BE HERE NOW
by Feinstein, Barry, photographer.
782.4216 FEI
On hand from 1970 to 1972 for Harrison's blockbuster "Triple Crown"--the release of All Things Must Pass The Concert for Bangladesh and Living in the Material World, which helped make Harrison the best-selling post-breakup Beatle, Barry became good friends with George during the three-plus years they worked together. Feinstein captured George Harrison at home, in his garden, onstage, and in the studio. Nearly all the images are previously unpublished. The book contains never-before-seen ephemera related to these seminal releases during George's most richly creative time post-Beatles, including handwritten letters talking about album ideas, album-cover thoughts, and putting together the Concert for Bangladesh. This collection also features beloved performers that George convened for that Concert for Bangladesh--where Barry was the only sanctioned photographer onstage--including George's friends Bob Dylan, Ravi Shankar, Eric Clapton, Ringo Starr, Leon Russell, and Billy Preston. The book coincides with the fiftieth anniversary of All Things Must Pass. George Harrison: Be Here Now is a deeper visual dive that the significantly large and passionate Beatles/George Harrison fandom will want to add to their collection.-- Amazon.com
GERHARD RICHTER : PAINTING AFTER ALL
A lavishly illustrated monograph that spans the entire career of one of the most celebrated contemporary artists. Over the course of his acclaimed 60-year career, Gerhard Richter (b. 1932) has employed both representation and abstraction as a means of reckoning with the legacy, collective memory, and national sensibility of post-Second World War Germany, in both broad and very personal terms. This handsomely designed book features approximately 100 of his key canvases, from photo paintings created in the early 1960s to portraits and later large-scale abstract series, as well as select works in glass. New essays by eminent scholars address a variety of themes: Sheena Wagstaff evaluates the conceptual import of the artist's technique Benjamin H. D. Buchloh discusses the poignant Birkenau paintings (2014) Peter Geimer explores the artist's enduring interest in photographic imagery Briony Fer looks at Richter's family pictures against traditional painting genres and conventions Brinda Kumar investigates the artist's engagement with landscape as a site of memory Andre Rottmann considers the impact of randomization and chance on Richter's abstract works and Hal Foster examines the glass and mirror works. As this book demonstrates, Richter's rich and varied oeuvre is a testament to the continued relevance of painting in contemporary art. Exhibition: Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, USA (04.03. - 05.07.2020)
GOD-LEVEL KNOWLEDGE DARTS : LIFE LESSONS FROM THE BRONX
"Desus & Mero have turned their Bronx-born friendship into a growing brand. And it's no surprise--tuning in to them is like listening to the funniest, smartest people you know dissect a topic and then light it on fire. Now they've written the most entertaining guide to life you'll ever read, in which all the important questions are asked: How do I talk to my kids about drugs if I do them too? How do I bet on sports? How should I behave in jail? How much is too much to spend on sneakers? Is porn really that bad for me? The pair met in high school, and as they put it: "We want to share all we've learned, after years in the Bronx streets, with you: the people. So with a lifetime spent building up a plethora of information from trials and tribulations and a handful of misdemeanors, we decided to write this book--a sequel to the Bible, or maybe to The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, depending on how big a nerd you are. Let this book be your North Star.""-- Provided by publisher.
A GOOD TIME TO BE BORN : HOW SCIENCE AND PUBLIC HEALTH GAVE CHILDREN A FUTURE
The fight against child mortality that transformed parenting, doctoring, and the way we live. Only one hundred years ago, in even the world’s wealthiest nations, children died in great numbers―of diarrhea, diphtheria, and measles, of scarlet fever and tuberculosis. Throughout history, culture has been shaped by these deaths diaries and letters recorded them, and writers such as Louisa May Alcott, W. E. B. Du Bois, and Eugene O’Neill wrote about and mourned them. Not even the powerful and the wealthy could escape: of Abraham and Mary Lincoln’s four children, only one survived to adulthood, and the first billionaire in history, John D. Rockefeller, lost his beloved grandson to scarlet fever. For children of the poor, immigrants, enslaved people and their descendants, the chances of dying were far worse. The steady beating back of infant and child mortality is one of our greatest human achievements. Interweaving her own experiences as a medical student and doctor, Perri Klass pays tribute to groundbreaking women doctors like Rebecca Lee Crumpler, Mary Putnam Jacobi, and Josephine Baker, and to the nurses, public health advocates, and scientists who brought new approaches and scientific ideas about sanitation and vaccination to families. These scientists, healers, reformers, and parents rewrote the human experience so that―for the first time in human memory―early death is now the exception rather than the rule, bringing about a fundamental transformation in society, culture, and family life.
THE GREAT DEVALUATION : HOW TO EMBRACE, PREPARE, AND PROFIT FROM THE COMING GLOBAL MONETARY RESET
"The Great Devaluation is about the imminent and future failure of the global monetary system. Governments around the world have undertaken massive stimulus programs and printed trillions of new dollars in an effort to stimulate their sagging economies. Central Banks have manipulated their balance sheets, lowered interest rates to 0%, and dramatically expanded the global money supply. The world has never witnessed such a dramatic one-two punch of central bank monetary, and government fiscal stimulus, all at once. These policies will lead to a universal currency devaluation and end in an inflationary spiral that will fuel the greatest transfer of wealth in human history. In this groundbreaking book, national bestselling author Adam Baratta unveils the dark truth about the Federal Reserve, their suppression of gold, and why every American investor needs to understand how this will impact their quality of life. The Great Devaluation is about the imminent and future failure of the global monetary system. It covers the history of The Federal Reserve, how it was formed, why it was formed, and the secretive nature of the independent institution. The book also highlights how going off of the gold standard has facilitated the long-term devaluation of the US Dollar and has made the institution the most powerful in the world"-- Provided by publisher.
GREENLIGHTS
by McConaughey, Matthew, 1969- author.
B MCCONAUGHEY
"Drawing on the Academy Award-winning actor's journals and diaries from the last 40 years, this book presents a uniquely McConaughey approach to achieving success and satisfaction"-- Provided by publisher.
HIS VERY BEST : JIMMY CARTER, A LIFE
by Alter, Jonathan, author.
B CARTER
From one of America's most respected journalists and modern historians comes the first full-length biography of Jimmy Carter, the 39th President of the United States and Nobel Prize'winning humanitarian. Jonathan Alter tells the epic story of an enigmatic man of faith and his improbable journey from barefoot boy to global icon. Alter paints an intimate and surprising portrait of the only president since Thomas Jefferson who can fairly be called a Renaissance Man, a complex figure'ridiculed and later revered'with a piercing intelligence, prickly intensity, and biting wit beneath the patented smile. Here is a moral exemplar for our times, a flawed but underrated president of decency and vision who promised never to lie to the American people'and for the most part never did. Growing up in one of the meanest counties in the Jim Crow South, Carter is the only American president who essentially lived in three centuries: his early life on the farm in the 1920s without electricity or running water might as well have been in the 19th his presidency put him at the center of major events in the 20th and his efforts on conflict resolution and global health put him on the cutting edge of the challenges of the 21st. Drawing on fresh archival material and five years of extensive access to Carter and his entire family, Alter traces how he evolved from a timid, bookish child'raised mostly by a black woman'into an ambitious naval nuclear engineer, writing passionate never-before-published love letters from sea to his wife and full partner, Rosalynn a peanut farmer and civic leader whose guilt over ducking the white terrorism around him helped power his later humanitarian commitments an obscure, born-again governor whose brilliant 1976 campaign took him from zero percent to the presidency a stubborn outsider who failed politically amid the bad economy of the 1970s and the seizure of American hostages in Iran but succeeded in engineering peace between Israel and Egypt, amassing a historic environmental record, moving the gover
HOAX : DONALD TRUMP, FOX NEWS, AND THE DANGEROUS DISTORTION OF TRUTH
"The CNN correspondent examines Donald Trump's controversial relationship with the Fox News network and discusses the tensions at the network between Trump loyalists and the few remaining journalists." -- Provided by publisher.
HOCKER : 2005-2020 LANDSCAPES
by Thompson, Helen, author.
712 THO
This monograph is the first to present the work of the award-winning, Texas-based, but internationally recognized landscape architecture studio, Hocker. Founded in 2005 by David L. Hocker, the studio has over fifteen years of practice.,earned wide acclaim for projects that are meticulously detailed, evince a superlative understanding of materials, thoughtfully address environmental context, and promote an arrestingly contemporary aesthetic. Hocker's work, and the fifteen projects featured in the book, represent a range of typologies, from residential gardens to urban parks. Among them are landscapes for a weekend retreat in the Sonoma Hills (winner of the 2019 ASLA Award of Excellence), a former power station-turned-contemporary art center (winner of a 2016 ASLA Honor Award), the revitalized Dallas Museum of Art (winner of a 2017 ASLA Texas Chapter Merit Award), a historic synago.gue, and a Cistercian abbey and preparatory school. Equipped with the knowledge necessary to confront complex environmental and programmatic challenges, Hocker nevertheless approaches each project with the ambition of creating spaces that are simple and restrained, but beautiful and engaging.
HOME CHARCUTERIE : MAKE YOUR OWN BACON, SAUSAGES, SALAMI AND OTHER CURED MEATS
An accessible, expert guide to the age-old craft of preparing meat and fish products by home curing, salting and drying. Shown in clear, step-by-step photographs, the techniques are straightforward to follow: the author describes home charcuterie as an almost magical process, and one to be enjoyed. The air-dried products include hams, lomo, lardo, coppa, bresaola, and salami - Milano, Toscano, Felino, Finnochiona, piccante, venison - as well as chorizo, sobrasada, and kielbasa. There are brine-cured hams, chine, salt beef and pastrami, pressed tongue, confit duck, pates, terrine, haggis, and faggots. There are sausages, of course, including black and white puddings, dry- and brine-cured bacons, guanciale, pancetta, lamb and mutton bacon, and dry-cured rack of lamb. There is jerky and biltong, and cured gravadlax and rollmops, and smoked foods including salmon, bacon and ham.
HOW I BUILT THIS : THE UNEXPECTED PATHS TO SUCCESS FROM THE WORLD
"Based on the highly acclaimed NPR podcast, How I Built This with Guy Raz, this book offers priceless insights and inspiration from the world's top entrepreneurs on how to start, launch, and build a successful venture"-- Provided by publisher.
HOW TO ARGUE WITH A RACIST : WHAT OUR GENES DO (AND DON
"The most up-to-date science on the genetics of who we are and where we come from, showing us a more scientifically enlightened way to talk colloquially about race"-- Provided by publisher.
HOW TO PHOTOGRAPH FOOD : COMPOSE, SHOOT, AND EDIT APPETIZING IMAGES
How to Photograph Food is the gorgeous, informative photography book you didn't know you needed. For budding photographers and social media personalities, the perfect image has never been easier to capture, and How to Photograph Food puts it all within reach. Chapters include: Gear, Lighting, Frame and Balance, Food Styling, Photo Editing, Thinking like a Pro. You'll learn the essential equipment, how to keep food looking good on a shoot, how to work with props, managing lighting, and much more, all from a skilled photographer and teacher. With only a digital camera and a little practice, you'll be able to turn out images with great contrast, balance, and appeal that look as good as they taste.
HUMANS
by Stanton, Brandon, author.
779.2 STA
"Brandon Stanton's new book, Humans ... shows us the world. Brandon Stanton created Humans of New York in 2010. What began as a photographic census of life in New York City, soon evolved into a storytelling phenomenon. A global audience of millions began following HONY daily. Over the next several years, Stanton broadened his lens to include people from across the world. Traveling to more than forty countries, he conducted interviews across continents, borders, and language barriers. Humans is the definitive catalogue of these travels. The faces and locations will vary from page to page, but the stories will feel deeply familiar. Told with candor and intimacy, Humans will resonate with readers across the globe-providing a portrait of our shared experience"-- Provided by publisher.
THE HUNTING OF HILLARY : THE FORTY-YEAR CAMPAIGN TO DESTROY HILLARY CLINTON
"The Hunting of Hillary traces how an entire industry of hate, lies, and fear was created to persecute Hillary Clinton for decades and profit from it. In The Hunting of Hillary, presidential biographer Michael D'Antonio details the years of lies and insults heaped upon Hillary Clinton as she pursued a life devoted to politics and policy. The worst took the form of sexism and misogyny, much of it barely disguised. A pioneer for women, Clinton was burdened in ways no man ever was. Defined by a right-wing conspiracy, she couldn't declare what was happening lest she be cast as weak and whiny. Nevertheless, she persisted and wouldn't let them define her. As The Hunting of Hillary makes clear, her achievements have been all the more remarkable for the unique opposition she encountered. The 2016 presidential election can only be understood in the context of the primal and primitive response of those who just couldn't imagine that a woman might lead. For those who seek to understand the experience of the most accomplished woman in American politics, The Hunting of Hillary offers insight. For those who recognized what happened to her, it offers affirmation. And for those who hope to carry Clinton's work into the future, it offers inspiration and instruction."-- Provided by publisher.
I HAVE SOMETHING TO TELL YOU : A MEMOIR
by Buttigieg, Chasten, 1989- author.
B BUTTIGIEG
"A moving, hopeful, and refreshingly candid memoir by the husband of former Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg about growing up gay in his small Midwestern town, his relationship with Pete, and his hope for America's future. Throughout the past year, teacher Chasten Glezman Buttigieg has emerged on the national stage, having left his classroom in South Bend, Indiana, to travel cross-country in support of his husband, former mayor Pete Buttigieg, and Pete's groundbreaking presidential campaign. Through Chasten's joyful, witty social media posts, the public gained a behind-the-scenes look at his life with Pete on the trail--moments that might have ranged from the mundane to the surprising, but that were always heartfelt. Chasten has overcome a multitude of obstacles to get here. In this moving, uplifting memoir, he recounts his journey to finding acceptance as a gay man. He recalls his upbringing in rural Michigan, where he knew he was different, where indeed he felt different from his father and brothers. He recounts his coming out and how he's healed from revealing his secret to his family, friends, community, and the world. And he tells the story of meeting his boyfriend, whom he would marry and who would eventually become a major Democratic leader. With unflinching honesty, unflappable courage, and great warmth, Chasten Buttigieg relays his experience of growing up in America and embracing his true self, while inspiring others to do the same."-- Provided by publisher.
IKEBANA UNBOUND
by Luu, Amanda, author.
745.9225 LUU
"Ikebana is a Japanese art form that began in the fifteenth century, but a new generation of florists around the world have begun embracing its natural, minimalist ethos and reimagining it for the modern age. Studio Mondine is at the forefront of this movement with their restrained approach, a few foraged branches and a single flower stem can feel as dramatic and elevated as a whole bouquet of pricey blooms. The book is organized around four central tenets of ikebana: naturalness, movement, balance, and simplicity. Every chapter includes an essay explaining the key tenet followed by a series of representative seasonal arrangements. For each one, Luu and Matsuba discuss the design's connection to ikebana philosophy and then offer readers step-by-step instructions for re-creating the arrangement, with photos showing the mechanics of building the piece (foliage manipulation, working with floral frogs, etc.). In the Simplicity chapter, two bittersweet vines and single stem of amaryllis make for a dramatic fall statement. In Naturalness, a springtime "pondscape" takes shape, brought to life with a collection of muscari blooms, butterfly ranunculus, and leggy alliums. And in the chapter on Movement, palm bark is bent to resemble a strong current of wind, blowing through a valley of coreopsis. With hundreds of beautiful photographs and the authors' expert intel, Ikebana Unbound is at once a primer on contemporary ikebana design and an inspiration for readers to create their own exceptional arrangements"-- Provided by publisher.
INTRODUCTION TO GOOGLE CLASSROOM
by Brock, Annie, author.
371.3344 BRO
IS THIS ANYTHING?
by Seinfeld, Jerry, author.
818.6 SEINFELD
Collecting material from half a century in comedy, a chronologically arranged selection of favorite skits and memories by the iconic funnyman includes selections from his original "Catch a Rising Star" performance.
JACQUES PéPIN QUICK + SIMPLE : SIMPLY WONDERFUL MEALS WITH SURPRISINGLY LITTLE EFFORT
"250 of master chef Jacques Pépin's classic and timeless recipes for unexpectedly polished and satisfying meals with minimal prep and cleanup"-- Provided by publisher.
KEEP CALM AND LOG ON : YOUR HANDBOOK FOR SURVIVING THE DIGITAL REVOLUTION
by Andrews, Gillian "Gus", author.
302.3028 AND
"This book offers sensible advice for ordinary people about how to sustain a safe and satifsfying online life. This takes some know-how, given the risks we face each day. This book offers that knowledge and empowers us to shop, share, and connect with one another digitally while protecting ourselves from identity theft, Internet addiction, fake news, and data breaches. This is a chatty, conversational, self-help book written explicitly for a non-techie audience. Readers who might be intimidated by books that are technical, bleak, or frightening, are the intended audience for this book, which translates academic research about media literacy, communications theory and history, the psychology of conspiracy theorists, digital security, and relationship violence, and helps individual citizens apply these ideas to their lives through concrete activities which empower them to navigate the digital revolution with a cool head and a trained eye. This is an approachable, helpful, and thoughtful book, full of sound recommendations for avoiding the worst pitfalls of a life online"-- Provided by publisher.
THE KIDNAPPING CLUB : WALL STREET, SLAVERY, AND RESISTANCE ON THE EVE OF THE CIVIL WAR
"Although slavery was outlawed in the northern states in 1827, the illegal slave trade continued in the one place modern readers would least expect, the streets and ports of America's great northern metropolis: New York City. In 'The Kidnapping Club,' historian Jonathan Daniel Wells takes readers to a rapidly changing city rife with contradiction, where social hierarchy clashed with a rising middle class, black citizens jostled for an equal voice in politics and culture, and women of all races eagerly sought roles outside the home. It is during this time that the city witnessed an alarming trend: a number of free and fugitive black men, women, and children were being kidnapped into slavery. The group responsible, known as the Kidnapping Club, was a frighteningly effective network of judges, lawyers, police officers, and bankers who circumvented northern anti-slavery laws by sanctioning the kidnapping of free Black Americans--selling them into markets in the South, South America, and the Caribbean, for vast sums of wealth. David Ruggles, a black journalist and abolitionist, worked tirelessly to bring their injustices to light-risking his own freedom in the process and ultimately exposing the vast system of corruption that made New York City rich. A searing and dramatic history, 'The Kidnapping Club' upends the myth of an abolitionist North at odds with a slavery-loving South. It is a powerful and resonant account of the ties between slavery and capitalism, the deeply corrupt roots of policing in America, and the strength of black activism"-- Provided by publisher.
THE LANGUAGE OF THIEVES : MY FAMILY
"Tracking an underground language from one family's obsession to the outcasts who spoke it in order to survive. Centuries ago in middle Europe, a coded language appeared, scrawled in graffiti and spoken only by people who were "wiz" (in the know)-vagrants and refugees, merchants and thieves. This hybrid language was rich in expressions for police, jail, or experiencing trouble, such as "being in a pickle." And beginning with Martin Luther, German Protestants who disliked its speakers wanted to stamp it out. The Nazis hated it most of all. As a boy, Martin Puchner learned this secret language through his father and uncle. Only as an adult did he discover, through a poisonous 1930s tract on Jewish names, that his own grandfather, an historian and archivist, had been a committed Nazi who hated everything his sons and grandsons loved about "the language of thieves." Interweaving family memoir with scholarship and an adventurous foray into the politics of language, Puchner crafts an entirely original journey narrative. In a language born of migration and hybridity, he discovers a witty and resourceful spirit of tolerance that remains essential today"-- Provided by publisher.
LET LOVE RULE
by Kravitz, Lenny, author.
B KRAVITZ
"The popular rock musician reflects on his life, from his struggles at school and tensions at home to his three-decade career as a songwriter, producer, and performer." -- Provided by publisher.
LIFE IS IN THE TRANSITIONS : MASTERING CHANGE AT ANY AGE
by Feiler, Bruce, 1964- author.
158.1 FEI
"Bruce Feiler has long been thinking and writing about the stories that give our lives meaning. Several years ago he began to notice a new pattern: the old stories about the major plot points of our lives were no longer holding true. Increasingly, he observed, the stories we all inherit to explain how our lives should unfold were clashing with reality and creating more anxiety than guidance. People felt they were living their lives out of the expected order and were beset by transitions at a faster and faster pace. Galvanized by a family crisis that spoke quite poignantly to this loss of meaning, Feiler set out on what became an epic journey to harvest American life stories and see what he could learn from them. What began organically, radiating out from family and friends, became more ambitious and rigorous, until he gathered 225 extended life stories from all 50 states in what he called The Life Story Project. As Bruce sifted through and coded the themes of his interviews, powerful and pressing patterns emerged. We are living our lives out of order--the midlife crisis, for one, thing, is a big myth. We do think of our lives as having a shape. The old linear model of life has been replaced by what he calls the nonlinear life. This nonlinear life involves being bombarded more life transitions. Feiler draws on an extraordinary well of insight from his interviewees and offers powerful new tools for navigating the growing number of life transitions we all face. His is a book that can move readers of any age and any life moment to think deeply about how their story serves them and how it can serve them better"-- Provided by publisher.
LINCOLN
"In 1864, during the bloodiest days of the Civil War, two newspapers published a call, allegedly authored by President Lincoln, for the immediate conscription of 400,000 more Union soldiers. New York streets erupted in pandemonium. Wall Street markets went wild. When Lincoln sent troops to seize the newspaper presses and arrest the editors, it became clear: the proclamation was a lie. Who put out this fake news? Was it a Confederate spy hoping to incite another draft riot? A political enemy out to ruin the president in an election year? Or was there some truth to the proclamation-far more truth than anyone suspected? Unpacking this overlooked historical mystery for the first time, journalist Elizabeth Mitchell takes readers on a dramatic journey from newspaper offices filled with heroes and charlatans to the haunted White House confinement of Mary Todd Lincoln, from the packed pews of the celebrated preacher Reverend Henry Ward Beecher's Plymouth Church to the War Department offices in the nation's capital and a grand jury trial. In Lincoln's Lie, Mitchell brings to life the remarkable story of the manipulators of the news and why they decided to play such a dangerous game during a critical period of U.S. history. Her account of Lincoln's troubled relationship with the press and its role in the Civil War is one that speaks powerfully to our current political crises: fake news, profiteering, constitutional conflict, and a president at war with the press."-- Provided by publisher.
LIVES OF THE STOICS : THE ART OF LIVING FROM ZENO TO MARCUS AURELIUS
"From the bestselling authors of The Daily Stoic comes an inspiring guide to the lives of the Stoics, and what the ancients can teach us about happiness, success, resilience and virtue. Nearly 2,300 years after a ruined merchant named Zeno first established a school on the Stoa Poikile of Athens, Stoicism has found a new audience among those who seek greatness, from athletes to politicians and everyone in between. It's no wonder the philosophy and its embrace of self-mastery, virtue, and indifference to that which we cannot control is as urgent today as it was in the chaos of the Roman Empire. In Lives of the Stoics, Holiday and Hanselman present the fascinating lives of the men and women who strove to live by the timeless Stoic virtues of Courage. Justice. Temperance. Wisdom. Organized in digestible, mini-biographies of all the well-known--and not so well-known--Stoics, this book vividly brings home what Stoicism was like for the people who loved it and lived it, dusting off powerful lessons to be learned from their struggles and successes. More than a mere history book, every example in these pages, from Epictetus to Marcus Aurelius--slaves to emperors--is designed to help the reader apply philosophy in their own lives. Holiday and Hanselman unveil the core values and ideas that unite figures from Seneca to Cato to Cicero across the centuries. Among them are the idea that self-rule is the greatest empire, that character is fate how Stoics benefit from preparing not only for success, but failure and learn to love, not merely accept, the hand they are dealt in life. A treasure of valuable insights and stories, this book can be visited again and again by any reader in search of inspiration from the past"-- Provided by publisher.
LOOKING FOR MISS AMERICA : A PAGEANT
"Looking for Miss America is a fast-paced narrative history of the Miss America pageant from its start as a shocking east coast bathing-beauty revue in 1921 to its recent rebirth as a swimsuit-free "scholarship competition." It introduces the dreamers and dissidents, hustlers and heroines who won the celebrities, including Norman Rockwell, Joan Crawford, and Rod McKuen, who judged and the masterminds behind it, like director Lenora Slaughter, who "picked the pageant up by its bathing suit straps and put it down in an evening gown" in the 1930s, transforming it from a seaside skin show into a national institution. Approaching its 100th anniversary, the pageant has survived scandal, protests, mockery, and the mutiny of a queen who got cold feet and skipped town the night she won. One winner called Miss America "the kind of girl who would go into a bar and order orange juice in a loud voice" another claimed "she's not a real person. She's something that happens every year." Looking for Miss America breaks down the blend of capitalism, patriotism, class anxiety and cultural mythology that has fueled the pageant, the racial biases it has perpetuated, and the social mobility it has enabled"-- Provided by publisher.
LUNAR OUTFITTERS : MAKING THE APOLLO SPACE SUIT
by Ayrey, Bill, author.
629.4772 AYR
"Neil Armstrong in a space suit on the moon remains an iconic representation of America’s technological ingenuity. Few know that the Model A-7L pressure suit worn by the Apollo 11 astronauts, and the Model A-7LB that replaced it in 1971, originated at ILC Industries (now ILC Dover, LP), an obscure Delaware industrial firm. Longtime ILC space suit test engineer Bill Ayrey draws on original files and photographs to tell the dramatic story of the company’s role in the Apollo Program. Though respected for its early designs, ILC failed to win NASA’s faith. When the government called for new suit concepts in 1965, ILC had to plead for consideration before NASA gave it a mere six weeks to come up with a radically different design. ILC not only met the deadline but won the contract. That underdog success led to its greatest challenge: winning a race against time to create a suit that would determine the success or failure of the Apollo missions―and life or death for the astronauts. A fascinating behind-the-scenes history of a vital component of the space program, Lunar Outfitters goes inside the suit that made it possible for human beings to set foot on the moon." -- Amazon.com.
MAD AT THE WORLD : A LIFE OF JOHN STEINBECK
by Souder, William, 1949- author.
B STEINBECK
"A biography of one of America's most popular and misunderstood authors, John Steinbeck. This first full-length biography of the Nobel Laureate to appear in a quarter century explores John Steinbeck's long apprenticeship as a writer struggling through the depths of the Great Depression, and his rise to greatness with masterpieces such as The Red Pony, Of Mice and Men, and The Grapes of Wrath. His most poignant and evocative writing emerged in his sympathy for the Okies fleeing the dust storms of the Midwest, the migrant workers toiling in California's fields, and the laborers on Cannery Row, reflecting a social engagement-paradoxical for all of his natural misanthropy-radically different from the writers of the so-called Lost Generation. A man by turns quick-tempered, contrary, compassionate, and ultimately brilliant, Steinbeck took aim at the corrosiveness of power, the perils of income inequality, and the growing urgency of ecological collapse, all of which drive fierce public debate to this day"-- Provided by publisher.
THE MAN WHO ATE TOO MUCH : THE LIFE OF JAMES BEARD
by Birdsall, John, author.
B BEARD
"The definitive biography of America's best-known and least understood food personality, and the modern culinary landscape he shaped. After World War II, a newly affluent United States reached for its own gourmet culture, one at ease with the French international style of Escoffier, but also distinctly American. Enter James Beard, authority on cooking and eating, his larger-than-life presence and collection of whimsical bow ties synonymous with the nation's food for decades, even after his death in 1985. In the first biography of Beard in twenty-five years, acclaimed writer John Birdsall argues that Beard's struggles as a closeted gay man directly influenced his creation of an American cuisine. Starting in the 1920s, Beard escaped loneliness and banishment by traveling abroad to places where people ate for pleasure, not utility, and found acceptance at home by crafting an American ethos of food likewise built on passion and delight. Informed by never-before-tapped correspondence and lush with details of a golden age of home cooking, The Man Who Ate Too Much is a commanding portrait of a towering figure who still represents the best in food"-- Provided by publisher.
MASTER OF NONE : HOW A JACK-OF-ALL-TRADES CAN STILL REACH THE TOP
"Former Sonic CEO Cliff Hudson offers counterintuitive career advice, whether you're just starting out or in the middle of your career: Don't plan, explore . Don't specialize, generalize. Don't keep your head down, turn it up toward opportunity"-- Provided by publisher.
THE MEANING OF MARIAH CAREY
by Carey, Mariah, author.
B CAREY
"Mariah Carey shares her life story"-- Provided by publisher.
MENTOR TO MILLIONS : SECRETS OF SUCCESS IN BUSINESS, RELATIONSHIPS, AND BEYOND
"It can be lonely as an entrepreneur-but if you surround yourself with mentors and advocates, you greatly increase your odds of fantastic success. Serial entrepreneur Mark Timm offers readers a glimpse behind the curtain by sharing intimate conversations with his mentor, the legendary businessman Kevin Harrington. Together, they delve into the power of mentorship and uncover strategies you can use to not only scale your business but also to scale your relationships. In this book, you'll learn: How to leverage your aggressive curiosity to find business opportunities . . . and build meaningful connections with your family The value of "planning up to 80% of the way" rather than long-term strategizing for better success in executing business plans . . . and helping your children achieve their dreams How to ditch elaborate plans, embrace spectacular failure, and find the motivation and confidence to take action How to multiply your business endeavors, your relationships, and your time. "With the lessons I've learned from Kevin Harrington, every relationship in my life is so much deeper and stronger today than before, when I was compartmentalizing the entrepreneur in me." - Mark Timm"-- Provided by publisher.
METEORITE : HOW STONES FROM OUTER SPACE MADE OUR WORLD
by Gregory, Tim, author.
523.51 GRE
"Meteorites have long been seen as portents of fate and messages from the gods, their fiery remains inspiring worship and giving rise to legends that have persisted for millennia. But beyond the lore, meteorites tell an even greater story: that of our solar system. In Meteorite, geologist Tim Gregory shows that beneath the charred crusts of these celestial stones lies a staggering diversity of rock types. Gregory explores the world of meteorites to uncover new insights into what our solar system was like before our sun became a star, into the forging of our planet, and into the emergence of life on it"-- Provided by publisher.
MODERN COMFORT FOOD : A BAREFOOT CONTESSA COOKBOOK
by Garten, Ina, author.
641.5 GAR
Ina Garten shares 85 new recipes that will feed your deepest cravings. Many of these dishes are inspired by childhood favorites—but with the volume turned way up. There are few things more comforting than gathering for a meal with the ones you love, especially when favorite dishes, and old-fashioned crowd pleasers are even more delicious and streamlined for quick cleanup. Home cooks can always count on Ina’s dependable, easy-to-follow instructions, with lots of side notes for cooking and entertaining—it’s like having Ina right there beside you, helping you all the way. From cocktails to dessert, from special weekend breakfasts to quick weeknight dinners, you’ll find yourself making these cozy and delicious recipes over and over again.
THE MODERN COTTAGE GARDEN : A FRESH APPROACH TO A CLASSIC STYLE
"In this practical and inspirational guide, Greg Loades presents a new style of planting: a fusion between classic cottage style and the new perennial movement. Using real gardens as examples, The Modern Cottage Garden teaches gardeners how to combine the best of both styles—big, colorful blooms and striking grasses and native plants—into one beautiful space that requires little maintenance and has a long season of interest. Fresh planting ideas for containers, small gardens, and diverse climates present an exciting style that can shine anywhere." -- Provided by publisher.
THE MODERN DETECTIVE : HOW CORPORATE INTELLIGENCE IS RESHAPING THE WORLD
"A fascinating examination of the world of private investigators by a 21st-century private eye. Today's world is complicated: companies are becoming more powerful than nations, the lines between public and corporate institutions grow murkier, and the internet is shredding our privacy. To combat these onslaughts, people everywhere -- rich and not so rich, in business and in their personal lives -- are turning away from traditional police, lawyers, and government regulators toward a new champion: the private investigator. As a private investigator, Tyler Maroney has traveled the globe, overseeing sensitive investigations and untying complicated cases for a wide array of clients. In his new book, he shows that it's private eyes who today are being called upon to catch corrupt politicians, track down international embezzlers, and mine reams of data to reveal which CEOs are lying. The tools Maroney and other private investigators use are a mix of the traditional and the cutting edge, from old phone records to computer forensics to solid (and often inspired) street-level investigative work. The most useful assets private investigators have, Maroney has found, are their resourcefulness and their creativity. Each of the investigations Maroney explores in this book highlights an individual case and the people involved in it, and in each account he explains how the transgressors were caught and what lessons can be learned from it. Whether the clients are a Middle Eastern billionaire whose employees stole millions from him, the director of a private equity firm wanting a background check on a potential hire (a known convicted felon), or creditors of a wealthy American investor trying to recoup their money after he fled the country to avoid bankruptcy, all of them hired private investigators to solve problems the authorities either can't or won't touch. In an era when it's both easier and more difficult than ever to disappear after a crime is committed, it's the modern detective people are turning to for help, for revenge,
MONEY : THE TRUE STORY OF A MADE-UP THING
by Goldstein, Jacob, author.
332.49 GOL
"What is money anyway, and where and why did it originate? According to Jacob Goldstein, this made-up thing has evolved over centuries and takes different forms based on technological advances, the needs of society, and often the crazy ideas of outliers on the fringes. Told through witty, historical anecdotes, Goldstein demystifies this ever-evolving tool from the invention of the first coins in Mesopotamia, to how China invented paper money centuries before it appeared in the west, how at one point in Sweden men carried giant "coins" on their backs to pay for goods, to the gold standard, pound sterling, origins of the Euro, mutual funds, bitcoin and a cashless society. Money presents entertaining tales of fascinating characters who fundamentally changed our monetary systems such as Genghis Khan, John Law, a convicted murderer and professional gambler, the Luddites, and the anarchist cyberpunks who created bitcoin. Through these major movements we see the rise and fall of various financial institutions: central banks, the stock market, the Federal Reserve, and the shadow institutions like Lehman Brothers that helped create the financial crisis of 2008. Lively and accessible and full of interesting tidbits (the word "banker" comes from the Venetian "bench sitters"-or "banchieri"-of the 1600s who guarded the gold) Goldstein looks at the evolution of money (whose definition appears to be, if we all agree it's money, then it is money) and confronts its true purpose and who it is supposed to be for"-- Provided by publisher.
THE MOTIVATION CODE : DISCOVER THE HIDDEN FORCES THAT DRIVE YOUR BEST WORK
"From the author of Die Empty and The Accidental Creative, a new framework for understanding what motivates us and why. What drives us to unleash our best work? And how do we tap into that drive to get superior results with our managers, coworkers, and direct reports? As Todd Henry reveals in this illuminating book, drawing on decades of research and interviews with over 100,000 people, the answer is not one size fits all: some people are energized by a race against the clock, while others put in extra effort only when they feel part of a team. For still others, nothing is as motivating as the possibility of public recognition. Henry shows, in fact, that there are twenty-seven "motivational themes", each with its own unique DNA. For instance: · Those driven to Achieve Potential strive to build an ideal future, even when others may not see as far ahead. · Those needing to Overcome must conquer whatever obstacles come their way, no matter how difficult or time-consuming. · Those who strive to Comprehend and Express are obsessed with mastering new skills and showing off what they know--which is often a lot. · Those who want to Make It Right thrive when systems are running smoothly and usually know the "proper way" to do things. The Motivation Code teaches us to decode our Core Motivation so that we can have conversations, make decisions, and even choose career paths that lead us to experience engagement and fulfillment. Once we know how to activate our inner drivers, we can transform the work we do into work we love"-- Provided by publisher.
MY AUTOBIOGRAPHY OF CARSON MCCULLERS
by Shapland, Jenn, 1987- author.
306.7663 SHA
"While working as an intern in the archives at the Harry Ransom Center, Jenn Shapland encounters the love letters of Carson McCullers and a woman named Annemarie-letters that are tender, intimate, and unabashed in their feelings. Shapland recognizes herself in the letters' language-but does not see McCullers as history has portrayed her. And so, Shapland is compelled to undertake a recovery of the full narrative and language of McCullers's life: she wades through the therapy transcripts she stays at McCullers's childhood home, where she lounges in her bathtub and eats delivery pizza she relives McCullers's days at her beloved Yaddo. As Shapland reckons with the expanding and collapsing distance between her and McCullers, she sees the way McCullers's story has become a way to articulate something about herself. The results reveal something entirely new not only about this one remarkable, walleyed life, but about the way we tell queer love stories. In genre-defying vignettes, Jenn Shapland interweaves her own story with Carson McCullers's to create a vital new portrait of one of America's most beloved writers, and shows us how the writers we love and the stories we tell about ourselves make us who we are"-- Provided by publisher.
MY BROTHER, MUHAMMAD ALI : THE DEFINITIVE BIOGRAPHY
by Ali, Rahaman, 1940- author.
B ALI
"More words have been written about Muhammad Ali than almost anyone else. He was, without doubt, the world's most-loved sportsman. At the height of his celebrity he was the most famous person in the world. And yet, until now, the one voice missing belonged to the man who knew him best--his only sibling, and best friend, Rahaman Ali. No one was closer to Ali than Rahaman. Born Cassius and Rudolph Arnett Clay, the two brothers grew up together, lived together, trained together, travelled together, and fought together in the street and in the ring. A near-constant fixture in his sibling's company, Rahaman saw Ali at both his best and his worst: the relentless prankster and the jealous older brother, the outspoken advocate, the husband and father. In My Brother, Muhammad Ali, Rahaman offers an insider's perspective on the well-known stories as well as never-before-told tales, painting a rich and intimate portrait of a proud, relentlessly polarizing, yet often vulnerable man. In this extraordinary, poignant memoir, Rahaman tells a much bigger and more personal story than in any other book on Muhammad Ali--that of two brothers, almost inseparable from birth to death. It is the final and most important perspective on an iconic figure."-- Publisher's website.
THE NATIONAL ROAD : DISPATCHES FROM A CHANGING AMERICA
by Zoellner, Tom, author.
973 ZOE
"The National Road is a collection of essays about American places, each dealing with contentious matters: religion, politics, sex, race, poverty, loss and the stubborn persistence of national pride, despite abundant reasons for cynicism. An important question lies at the heart of this collection: what does it mean to "belong" in America in the midst of an era when rootedness to a particular piece of ground means less than at any time during our history? These essays cover a wide range of subjects: the changing geography of pornography, the proliferation of "dollar stores," the unique pain of losing a house, the joy and futility of cross-country drives, the ways that certain town governments can turn vicious, the quest to stand upon the topographical roof of every state, a journey into the wilderness to find the body of a notorious killer, a unique examination of the most "American" major religion in the gloom past midnight, a personal eulogy for the metropolitan daily newspaper. From their particular angles, they all examine changing definitions of this shared soil. In a time of collective unease, the American land - this magnificent 3.7 million square miles -- is the lowest denominator of what we have in common"-- Provided by publisher.
THE NATURE OF NATURE : WHY WE NEED THE WILD
by Sala, Enric, author.
304.2 SAL
"The Nature of Nature explores how the natural world works, outlines the consequences of its unraveling by our activities, and offers practical solutions-with a description of societal and economic benefits. The first ten chapters of this book are a step-by-step crash course in ecology-you might call it "ecology for people in a hurry": what species do, how they co-exist, and how the natural world self-assembles and works, compared to our human-built environment-with ideas on how to run our society and economy more efficiently. Chapter 11 discusses the moral case for the conservation of life on Earth, because utility cannot be the only lens through which we see the world. In other words: Do other creatures have a right to exist, and why? And finally, Chapter 12 explains why it makes more economic sense to protect more of the natural world than to degrade it. By talking to the brain and the heart, and at the same time reaching into the pocket, this book illuminates an inner appreciation for all life on Earth, instills a greater sense of humility, and helps us understand why we need a world with wild places"-- Provided by publisher.
THE NEW CHARDONNAY : THE UNLIKELY STORY OF HOW MARIJUANA WENT MAINSTREAM
"A fascinating journey into the booming business of legal cannabis: the first deeply reported story of how marijuana shed its stigma and came to be embraced by new and unlikely enthusiasts, from "Chardonnay Moms," to health and wellness fanatics, to aging baby boomers. From headlines like "Pets on Pot" to Snoop Dogg and Martha Stewart "putting the pot back into potluck" in their Emmy-nominated show on VH1, to the array of CBD lotions and oils for sale at CVS and Sephora, to Arizona Iced Tea making a run at selling THC-infused drinks, one thing is clear: Marijuana has fully entered the mainstream. Drawing on exclusive interviews with some of the biggest names in the world of cannabis, Cabot explores the economic, social, and cultural forces that have collided to create a frenetic gold rush mentality that has spurred new culinary trends, inspired innovative new uses for health, beauty and wellness, and attracted tens of millions in investor dollars while generating hundreds of thousands of jobs and untold tax revenue. All as cannabis remains federally illegal in America. Cabot takes readers on the road with Snoop Dogg and his business partner Ted Chung as they roll out the star's own brand of bud to wine country, where chefs and vintners are harkening a new age of elevated dining on the wild adventures of marijuana mogul Beth Stavola, where vaults of cash, armed guards and shady characters are just another day at the office to the Marijuana Business Convention, as professionals gather to see cutting-edge technology for growing, manufacturing, and packaging a whole new generation of consumer products. The New Chardonnay tells the story of pot's astonishing rebranding, pulling back the curtain to show how a drug that was once the subject of multi-million dollar PSA warnings managed to remake its image and land at the center of a massive and surprisingly upstanding industry"-- Provided by publisher.
THE NEW CRAFT OF THE COCKTAIL : EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW TO THINK LIKE A MASTER MIXOLOGIST, WITH 500 RECIPES
"In this excellent update of bartender DeGroff's seminal 2002 work, The Craft of the Cocktail, DeGroff serves up a whopping 500 recipes. He begins with a thumbnail history of drinking, from the invention of the mixed drink to the return of trendy "speakeasy" style bars. Next, he deconstructs the cocktail, analyzing the ingredients, tools, and techniques that contribute to its artistry, before getting into the recipes, a stirring mix of old classics and new twists, which borrow "both ingredients and techniques from the culinary world." The drinks are presented alphabetically, usually several to a page, so the Michelada, the mimosa, and the mojito are all side by side. Readers can, however, browse by spirit in the index under the gin listing, for example, there are more than 80 concoctions, from the Abbey Cocktail (Aviation American gin and Lillet Blanc) to the Yuzu Gimlet. DeGroff selects brands of liquor he likes best for each drink (Rittenhouse 100-Proof for a classic Manhattan, for instance) and peppers the pages with sidebar remembrances of his many years as a mixologist. He denies inventing the cosmopolitan (despite often being credited for it) and recounts his days at the Rainbow Room, where he made his own ice cubes"--Publisher's Weekly.
THE NEW MAP : ENERGY, CLIMATE, AND THE CLASH OF NATIONS
by Yergin, Daniel, author.
333.79 YER
"Recent changes in the global production and flow of energy have remade the world. In this book, the author reveals the forces shaping the future of energy, both renewable and fossil fuel. The New Map offers a new vision of the world's energy reserves and, therefore, the future of geopolitics"-- Provided by publisher.
NEW WORLD SOURDOUGH : ARTISAN TECHNIQUES FOR CREATIVE HOMEMADE FERMENTED BREADS  WITH RECIPES FOR BIROTE, BAGELS, PAN DE COCO, BEIGNETS AND MORE
"New World Sourdough teaches handmade artisan bread baking for beginner to intermediate home bakers who want to learn how to bake fermented breads at home with New World twists"-- Provided by publisher.
ON THE WAY OUT, TURN OFF THE LIGHT : POEMS
by Piercy, Marge, author.
811.54 PIERCY
"Another winning collection from one of our most read and enjoyed poets: a bountiful group of poems that reflect on language, nature, old age, young love, Judaism, and our current politics--all in her usual direct and mind-tingling fashion. "Words are my business," Marge Piercy begins her twentieth collection of poetry, a glance back at a lifetime of learning, loving, grieving, and fighting for the disenfranchised and a look forward at what the future holds for herself, her family and friends, and her embattled country. In the opening pages, Piercy tells of her childhood in Detroit, with its vacant lots and scrappy children, the bike that gave her wings, her ambition at fourteen to "gobble" down all knowledge, a too early marriage ("I put on my first marriage / like a girdle my skinny body / didn't need.") We then leap into the Twilight Zone "after the knee has been replaced," where she is "learning to be quiet," learning to give praise despite it all. There are funny poems about medicine ads with their dire warnings, and some possible plusses about being dead: "I will never have to do another load of laundry . . ." There is "comfort in old bodies coming together," in a partner's warmth--"You're always warm: warm hands / smooth back sleek as a Burmese cat./ Sunny weather outside and in." Piercy has long been known for her political poems and her love of cats, and here there are plenty of both. Illegal immigrants, dying languages, fraught landscapes, abortion, President-speak. She examines her nonbeliever's need for religious holidays and spiritual depth, and the natural world is appreciated throughout. On the Way Out, Turn Off the Light is yet more proof of Piercy's love and mastery of language--it is moving, stimulating, funny, and full of the stuff of life"-- Provided by publisher.
OUR LAST SEASON : A WRITER, A FAN, A FRIENDSHIP
by Araton, Harvey, author.
070.4497 ARA
"The moving story of a bond between sportswriter and fan that was forged in a shared love of basketball and grew over several decades into an extraordinary friendship that sees both through the trials of their later years"-- Provided by publisher.
OUR MALADY : LESSONS IN LIBERTY FROM A HOSPITAL DIARY
by Snyder, Timothy, author.
362.1097 SNY
"From the author of On Tyranny comes an urgent diagnosis of an American malady: our heartless system of commercial medicine and our politics of pain. On December 29, 2019, historian Timothy Snyder fell gravely ill. Unable to stand, barely able to think, he waited for hours in an emergency room before being correctly diagnosed and rushed into surgery. Over the next few days, as he clung to life and the first light of a new year came through his window, he found himself reflecting on the fragility of health, not recognized in America as a human right, but without which all rights and freedoms have no meaning. And he had no idea how much worse things could get. Now, American hospitals, long understaffed and undersupplied, are buckling under waves of coronavirus patients. The federal government has responded with willful ignorance, misinformation, and profiteering. Even with public life at a standstill, thousands of Americans continue to die, needlessly, every single day. In this eye-opening cri de coeur, Snyder traces the societal forces that led us here and outlines the lessons we must learn to survive. In examining some of the darkest moments of recent history and of his own life, Snyder finds glimmers of hope, and principles that could lead us out of our current malaise. Only by enshrining healthcare as a human right, elevating the authority of doctors and medical knowledge, and planning for our children's future can we create an America where everyone is truly free"-- Provided by publisher.
PARALLEL PERSPECTIVES : THE BRUSH LENS COLLABORATION
by Gordon, Holly, author, photographer.
709.7472 GOR
The eye-arresting images in this original contemporary art book feature two popular mediums, painting and photography. Although the art is inspired by the Long Island landscape, its visual appeal in artists’ interpretations of locations is universal. Paired with the dialog of the artists, the narrative becomes an intimate conversation with the reader. Combining life, loss, serendipity and art, it portrays two artists, whose conceptually similar work evolved independently until social media brought them together. Their collaboration continues to produce treasures of stunning, memorable beauty.--Amazon.
PERILOUS BOUNTY : THE LOOMING COLLAPSE OF AMERICAN FARMING AND HOW TO PREVENT IT
by Philpott, Tom (Food writer), author.
363.8561 PHI
An unsettling journey into the United States' disaster-bound food system, and an exploration of possible solutions, from leading food politics commentator and farmer-turned-journalist Tom Philpott.
PIE STYLE : STUNNING DESIGNS AND FLAVORFUL FILINGS YOU CAN MAKE AT HOME
"From the secrets to a perfectly flaky pie crust to the essential decorating techniques used to create beautiful pie art, Helen shares simple, approachable tips and easy-to-follow instructions that make it possible to achieve spectacular results. Delicious fillings for fruit and savory pies, meringues, galettes and more can be mixed and matched with creative crust options for every occasion and skill level"--Back cover.
PIEOMETRY : MODERN TART ART AND PIE DESIGN FOR THE EYE AND THE PALATE
"The pie-making genius behind the popular Instagram account @lokokitchen reveals the secrets behind her mind-blowing creations"-- Ko went from pastry novice to master baker in a few short years with a knife, a ruler, a bit of patience, and a startling amount of flour. Her sculptural, state-of-the-tart fruit patterns and woven and layered crusts make an ins-pie-red first impression. Here she shows you how to build a delicious showcase in your own kitchen gallery, and gives options to help you customize your pies and tarts to your mood and the available produce. -- Adapted from inside front cover
A PLACE FOR EVERYTHING : THE CURIOUS HISTORY OF ALPHABETICAL ORDER
Few of us think much of the alphabet and its familiar sing-song order once we've learned it as children. And yet the order of the alphabet, that simple knowledge that we take for granted, plays far more of a role in our lives than we usually consider. From the school register to the telephone book, from dictionaries and encyclopaedias to the library shelves, our lives are ordered from A to Z. This magical system of organization not only guides us to the correct bus route or train schedule or the jar of coriander seeds between the cinnamon and the cumin in the supermarket, but it also, in the library or the bookshop, gives us the ability to sift through centuries of thought and writing, of knowledge and literature. Alphabetical order allows us to sort, to file and to find the information we have, and to locate the information we need. In this entirely original new book, Judith Flanders draws our attention both to the neglected ubiquity of the alphabet and the long and complex history of its rise to prominence.
PROFIT FROM YOUR PODCAST : PROVEN STRATEGIES TO TURN LISTENERS INTO A LIVELIHOOD
by Jackson, Dave, (Podcast consultant) author.
006.7 JAC
"Pick up any book on podcast monetization, and you will find 90 percent of it only covers how to launch a podcast. If you already have a podcast, you have that information you're ready for the next step. Profit from Your Podcast provides top strategies and real-life examples of podcast monetization. Built on the author's fifteen years of experience in podcasting, this action-packed guide will benefit new and veteran podcasters. Get clear on who your audience is and what they want, deliver value, and build an engaged audience that wants to give you money. Leverage your relationships and the integrity you have built through your podcast to create multiple streams of income. Profit from Your Podcast gives you the tools to do it all"-- Provided by publisher.
THE PSYCHOLOGY OF MONEY : TIMELESS LESSONS ON WEALTH, GREED, AND HAPPINESS
Doing well with money isn't necessarily about what you know. It's about how you behave. And behavior is hard to teach, even to really smart people. Money--investing, personal finance, and business decisions--is typically taught as a math-based field, where data and formulas tell us exactly what to do. But in the real world people don't make financial decisions on a spreadsheet. They make them at the dinner table, or in a meeting room, where personal history, your own unique view of the world, ego, pride, marketing, and odd incentives are scrambled together. In The Psychology of Money, award-winning author Morgan Housel shares 19 short stories exploring the strange ways people think about money and teaches you how to make better sense of one of life's most important topics.
REAGANLAND : AMERICA
by Perlstein, Rick, 1969- author.
973.926 PER
"Connects the activities and influence of today's conservative movements to a deliberate shift toward right-wing policies that began during the Carter administration and led to the election of Ronald Reagan in 1980." -- Provided by publisher.
RECLAIMING HER TIME : THE POWER OF MAXINE WATERS
by Andrews-Dyer, Helena, author.
B WATERS
"In the tradition of Notorious RBG, a lively, beautifully designed, full-color illustrated celebration of the life, wisdom, wit, legacy, and fearless style of iconic American Congresswoman Maxine Waters. "Let me just say this: I'm a strong black woman, and I cannot be intimidated. I cannot be undermined. I cannot be thought to be afraid of Bill O'Reilly or anyone."-Maxine Waters To millions nationwide, Congresswoman Maxine Waters is a hero of the resistance and an icon, serving eye rolls, withering looks, and sharp retorts to any who dare waste her time on nonsense. But behind the Auntie Maxine meme is a seasoned public servant and she's not here to play. Throughout her forty years in public service and eighty years on earth, U.S. Representative for California's 43rd district has been a role model, a crusader for justice, a game-changer, a trailblazer, and an advocate for the marginalized who has long defied her critics, including her most vocal detractor, Donald J. Trump. And she's just getting started. From her anti-apartheid work and support of affirmative action to her passionate opposition to the Iraq War and calls to hold Trump to account, you can count on Auntie Maxine to speak truth to power and do it with grace and, sometimes, sass. As ranking member of the House Financial Services Committee and one of the most powerful black women in America, she is the strong, ethical voice the country has always needed, especially right now. Reclaiming Her Time pays tribute to all things Maxine Waters, from growing up in St. Louis "too skinny" and "too black," to taking on Wall Street during the financial crisis and coming out on top in her legendary showdowns with Trump and his cronies. Featuring inspiring highlights from her personal life and political career, beloved memes, and testimonies from her many friends and fans, Reclaiming Her Time is a funny, warm, and admiring portrait of a champion who refuses to stay silent in the face of corruption and injustice a powerful woman who is an inspiration to us all."-- P
RETURN FROM SIBERIA
by Shallman, John, author.
947.083 SHA
"In the midst of running a long-shot political campaign, Democratic political consultant John Simon discovers a 100-year-old manuscript written by his grandfather Joseph—a brilliant young revolutionary whose exile to Siberia by the last czar of Russia is just the beginning of an extraordinary tale of survival, romance, and revolution. Return From Siberia chronicles not only the Simon family's relationship to each other and the past, but also the remarkable story of a young man who sacrificed everything for his political ideals." -- Provided by publisher.
RIGHT PLACE, RIGHT TIME : THE LIFE OF A ROCK & ROLL PHOTOGRAPHER
The veteran rock-and-roll photographer shares memories from nearly half a century in the industry, from his cross-country trip with the Ike and Tina Turner band to his backstage encounters with KISS.
RUST IN PEACE : THE INSIDE STORY OF THE MEGADETH MASTERPIECE
by Mustaine, Dave, author.
782.4216 MUS
"Rust in Peace details the making of Megadeth's iconic record, which was released in 1990, at an incredible time of flux and creativity in the rock world. Relayed by the lead vocalist and guitarist of Megadeth himself, Dave Mustaine, the book covers the process of hiring the band and supporting cast, of trying to handle the ensuing success, and ultimately the pressure of fame and fortune -- which caused the band to finally break-up. In short, it's a true story of groundbreaking anti-pop that was moving toward the mainstream (or the mainstream that was moving toward the band), at a time of great cultural change, power, ego, drugs, and other vices that went hand-in-hand with Rock N' Roll, circa the late eighties-early nineties. Little did Mustaine know that the birth pangs of the record were nothing compared to the oncoming pain and torment that would surround it. Alcohol, drugs, sex, money, power, property, prestige, the lies the band was told by the industry -- and the lies they told each other -- were just beginning, and much like rust in real life, these factors would ultimately eat away at the band's bond until only the music survived." --Amazon.com.
SAVING STALIN : ROOSEVELT, CHURCHILL, STALIN, AND THE COST OF ALLIED VICTORY IN EUROPE
"In the summer of 1941, Harry Hopkins, Franklin Roosevelt's trusted advisor, arrived in Moscow to assess whether the US should send aid to Russia as it had to Britain. And unofficially he was there to determine whether Josef Stalin -- the man who had starved four million Ukrainians to death in the early 1930s, another million in the purges of the late 1930s, and a further million in the labor camps of the Gulag -- was worth saving. Hopkins sensed that saving Stalin was going to be a treacherous business. In this powerful narrative, author John Kelly chronicles the turbulent wartime relationship between Britain, America, and the Soviet Union with a unique focus on unknown and unexplored aspects of the story, including how Britain and America employed the promise of a second front in France to restrain Soviet territorial ambitions and how the Soviets, in their turn, used threats of a separate peace with Germany to extract concessions from the western allies. Kelly paints a vivid picture of how the war impacted the relationship between the leaders and war managers among the Allies. In Saving Stalin, for the first time, the war becomes a major character, co-equal with the book's three other major characters: Stalin, Roosevelt, and Churchill"-- Provided by publisher.
SCANDAL ON PLUM ISLAND : A COMMANDER BECOMES THE ACCUSED : [A TRUE STORY]
The captain wore a see-through dress. No dispute about that. Even the captain admitted that in a certain light, guests at the party could The captain wore a see-through dress. No dispute about that. Even the captain admitted that in a certain light, guests at the party could see the outline of his body through the muslin shift. Months later, a lawyer would press for details: Was the dress tied at the waist? What color and length were the captain's socks? Did others treat him "as if you were a woman"?(From Chapter One, "Cross-Dressing For Halloween") The carefree parties on Plum Island drew the ire of Maj. Benjamin Koehler, yet he would be the man arrested and accused of "immoral conduct" at the end of 1913. Koehler, a West Point alumnus and Philippine War veteran, had been tasked with bringing discipline to the 700 men living at Fort Terry, a sprawling post on a beautiful island off New York's coast. He lived on officers row with his sister, an educated and independent woman who, like her brother, was unmarried. Little did the devoted siblings know that Fort Terry would soon be the stuff of front-page headlines, with Ben Koehler at the center of them--and not for his dutiful service to his country. The claims that Fort Terry's commander had groped male subordinates shocked the Army and Koehler's supporters, but the accusers were smart, triggering one of the first high-profile instances of federal legal process against a high-level military officer. Well before "homophobia" was a term, Koehler struggled to prove that the accusers were lying in a trial rife with innuendo and ill-informed ideas about how a "homo-sexualist" would behave. Thoroughly researched, involving historical figures as contrasting as Theodore Roosevelt and Susan B. Anthony, Scandal on Plum Island follows Koehler from respected officer to vilified outcast and turns up provocative information about his defense. His story is set in the context of changing standards of masculinity as the action moves from America's heartland to New York City, the
SCIENCE AND COOKING : PHYSICS MEETS FOOD, FROM HOMEMADE TO HAUTE CUISINE
by Brenner, M. P. (Michael P.), author.
641.5 BRE
"Based on the popular Harvard University and edX course, Science and Cooking explores the scientific basis of why recipes work. The spectacular culinary creations of modern cuisine are the stuff of countless articles and social media feeds. But to a scientist they are also perfect pedagogical explorations into the basic scientific principles of cooking. In Science and Cooking, Harvard professors Michael Brenner, Pia Sörensen, and David Weitz bring the classroom to your kitchen to teach the physics and chemistry underlying every recipe. Why do we knead bread? What determines the temperature at which we cook a steak, or the amount of time our chocolate chip cookies spend in the oven? Science and Cooking answers these questions and more through hands-on experiments and recipes from renowned chefs such as Christina Tosi, Joanne Chang, and Wylie Dufresne, all beautifully illustrated in full color. With engaging introductions from revolutionary chefs and collaborators Ferran Adria and José Andrés, Science and Cooking will change the way you approach both subjects-in your kitchen and beyond"-- 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.
THE SECRET LIVES OF PLANETS : ORDER, CHAOS, AND UNIQUENESS IN THE SOLAR SYSTEM
"We have the impression that the solar system is perfectly regular like a clock, or a planetarium instrument. On a short timescale it is. But, seen in a longer perspective, the planets, and their satellites, have exciting lives, full of events - for example, did you know that Saturn's moon, Titan, boasts lakes which contain liquid methane surrounded by soaring hills and valleys, exactly as the earth did before life evolved on our fragile planet? Or that Mercury is the shyest planet? Or, that Mars' biggest volcano is 100 times the size of Earth's, or that its biggest canyon is 10 times the depth of the Grand Canyon, or that it wasn't always red, but blue? The culmination of a lifetime of astronomy and wonder, Paul Murdin's enchanting new book reveals everything you ever wanted to know about the planets, their satellites, and our place in the solar system."--Publisher's description.
SEX ROBOTS AND VEGAN MEAT : ADVENTURES AT THE FRONTIER OF BIRTH, FOOD, SEX, AND DEATH
Journalist and documentary-maker Jenny Kleeman takes us on a journey into the world of the people who are changing what it means to be human. Focusing on the central pillars of the human experience-birth, food, sex, and death--Kleeman examines the people who are driving some truly amazing (and perhaps worrying) innovations. We are on the brink of seismic changes in the ways we live and die, from babies grown in artificial wombs to lab-produced meat from sex robots able to hold polite conversation (and otherwise) to being able to choose to end our days with the perfect, painless, automated death. Our journey from cradle to grave is developing in ways which Jenny Kleeman asks what is driving and motivating the scientists whose work brings more and more technology, and less and less human interaction into our future. Are they entrepreneurs in it for the greater good of human advancement, or might there be more sinister--i.e. monetary--motivations in play? Kleeman is a skilled and subtle interrogator and travels with the reader on a fascinating exploration of the changes afoot, their implications for who we are as a society--and as human beings. It's an immersive, eye-opening, and hugely entertaining journey into a world of extraordinary visionaries on the frontline of a social revolution.
SHE COME BY IT NATURAL : DOLLY PARTON AND THE WOMEN WHO LIVED HER SONGS
"Explores how the music of Dolly Parton and other prominent women country artists has both reflected and validated the harsh realities of rural working-class American women" -- Provided by publisher.
A SHORT HISTORY OF SAG HARBOR
by Heller, Michael.
974.725 HEL
Local photographer Michael Heller invites the reader to "Take a walk out onto Sag Harbor's Long Wharf . . . and enjoy the view of the harbor. Long Wharf has always been the heart of the Sag Harbor community for over 250 years a special place where history has been - and will continue to be - made." - - Back cover.
SING BACKWARDS AND WEEP : A MEMOIR
by Lanegan, Mark, author.
B LANEGAN
"A gritty, gripping memoir by the singer Mark Lanegan (Screaming Trees, Queens of the Stone Age, Soulsavers), chronicling his years as a singer and drug addict in Seattle in the '80s and '90s"-- Provided by publisher.
SMITHSONIAN MAKERS WORKSHOP : FASCINATING HISTORY & ESSENTIAL HOW-TOS : GARDENING, CRAFTING, DECORATING & FOOD
"50 DIY crafts, cooking, decorating, and gardening projects from the experts at the Smithsonian Institution"-- Provided by publisher.
SPACE 2069 : AFTER APOLLO: BACK TO THE MOON, TO MARS, AND BEYOND
"Science journalist David Whitehouse presents a mind-expanding tour of humanity’ s future in space over the next 50 years, up to the 100th anniversary of the moon landing"-- Provided by publisher
STAR CROSSED : THE STORY OF ASTRONAUT LISA NOWAK
by Moore, Kimberly C., author.
B NOWAK
This book is a behind-the-scenes look at the bizarre crime of astronaut Lisa Nowak, who drove 900 miles to intercept and confront her romantic rival in an airport parking lot--allegedly using diapers on the trip so she wouldn't have to stop. This is a riveting journey inside the high-pressure world of one of America's most elite agencies and the life of one beleaguered astronaut.
STARTING AN ONLINE BUSINESS ALL-IN-ONE FOR DUMMIES
by Belew, Shannon, author.
658.872 BEL
"The updated edition covers all the basics - creating your site, offering products in an online store, and keep accurate books. It also addresses more complex issues, including navigating primary legal, accounting, and security challenges. Use this resource to find your market niche, build your business and marketing plan, and decide on the right revenue model."--Page 4 of cover.
STOREY
"With dozens of visual tutorials, this rich compendium will educate and inspire new hobbies and experiences"-- Provided by publisher.
THE STORY OF LIFE IN 10 1 2 SPECIES
by Taylor, Marianne, 1972- author.
578.012 TAY
If an alien visitor were to collect ten souvenir life forms to represent life on earth, which would they be? This is the thought-provoking premise of Marianne Taylor's The Story of Life in 10 and a Half Species. Each life forms explains a key aspect about life on Earth. From the sponge that seems to be a plant but is really an animal to the almost extinct soft-shelled turtle deemed extremely unique and therefore extremely precious, these examples reveal how life itself is arranged across time and space, and how humanity increasingly dominates that vision. Taylor, a prolific science writer, considers the chemistry of a green plant and ponders the possibility of life beyond our world investigates the virus in an attempt to determine what a life form is and wonders if the human--"a distinct and very dominant species with an inevitably biased view of life"-- could evolve in a new direction. She tells us that the giraffe was one species, but is now four that the dusky seaside sparrow may be revived through "re-evolution," or cloning explains the significance of Darwin's finch to evolution and much more. The "half" species is artificial intelligence. Itself an experiment to understand and model life, AI is central to our future--although from the alien visitor's standpoint, unlikely to inherit the earth in the long run.
SUBPRIME ATTENTION CRISIS : ADVERTISING AND THE TIME BOMB AT THE HEART OF THE INTERNET
"An examination of online advertising, and how its imminent collapse could crash the internet"-- Provided by publisher.
THE TAO OF INFLUENCE : ANCIENT WISDOM FOR MODERN LEADERS AND ENTREPRENEURS
The Tao of Influence is more than a leadership resource, It is an exact roadmap that illustrates the journey of becoming influence...for the good of all. It implements the great wisdom teachings of the Tao Te Ching, a four-thousand-year-old ancient wisdom text, and applies them practically to day-to-day leadership in your business, family, and global initiatives.
THREE-RING CIRCUS : KOBE, SHAQ, PHIL, AND THE CRAZY YEARS OF THE LAKERS DYNASTY
"The story of the Lakers dynasty from 1996 through 2004, when Kobe Bryant and Shaquille O'Neal combined-and collided-to help bring the Lakers three straight championships and restore the franchise as a powerhouse"-- Provided by publisher.
TMI : MY LIFE IN SCANDAL
by Hilton, Perez, 1978- author.
B HILTON
"The story of how Mario Lavandeira became Perez Hilton, the world's first celebrity blogger and the most hated man in Hollywood"-- Provided by publisher.
TRUST : AMERICA
by Buttigieg, Pete, 1982- author.
320.513 BUT
"Trust is essential to the foundation of America’s democracy, asserts Pete Buttigieg, the former presidential candidate and South Bend mayor. Yet, in a century warped by terrorism, financial collapse, Trumpist populism, systemic racism, and now a global pandemic, trust has been squandered, sacrificed, abused, stolen, or never properly built in the first place. And now, more so than ever before, Americans must work side by side to reckon with the monumental challenges posed by our present moment.Interweaving history, political philosophy, and affecting passages of memoir, Buttigieg explores the strong relationship between measures of prosperity and levels of social trust. He provides an impassioned account of a threefold crisis of trust: in our institutions, in each other, and in the American project itself. Today, these perilous patterns of distrust have wreaked havoc on nearly every sector of society, as Americans increasingly resent the very government that needs to be part of the solution. With the internet and partisan television networks acting as accelerants, Americans jettison any sense of shared reality, lose confidence in experts and scientists, and cope with the grim national tragedy of a pandemic that has only further exemplified the lethality of distrust.Buttigieg contends that our success, or failure, at confronting the greatest challenges of the decade—racial and economic justice, pandemic resilience, and climate action—will rest on whether we can effectively cultivate, deepen, and, where necessary, repair the networks of trust that are now endangered, or for so many, have never even existed."-- Provided by publisher.
THE UNANSWERED LETTER : ONE HOLOCAUST FAMILY
""Dear Madam - You are surely informed about the situation of all Jews in Central Europe and this letter will not astonish you." In August 1939, just days before World War II broke out in Europe, a Jewish man in Vienna named Alfred Berger mailed a desperate letter to a stranger in America who shared his last name. "By pure chance I got your address . . . I beg you instantly to send for me and my wife..." Decades later, journalist Faris Cassell stumbled upon the stunning letter and became determined to uncover the story behind it. How did the American Bergers respond? Did Alfred and his family escape Nazi Germany? Over a decade-long investigation in which she traveled thousands of miles, explored archives and offices in Austria, Belarus, Czech Republic, and Israel, interviewed descendants, and found letters, photos, and sketches made by family members during the Holocaust, Cassell wrote the devastating true story of The Unanswered Letter"-- Provided by publisher.
UNCOMMON GRIT : A PHOTOGRAPHIC JOURNEY THROUGH NAVY SEAL TRAINING
by McBurnett, Darren, author, photographer.
359.984 MCB
UNDAUNTED : MY FIGHT AGAINST AMERICA
"Undaunted: My Fight Against America’s Enemies, at Home and Abroad offers a rare and insightful look at the often-obscured world of national security, the intelligence profession, and Washington’s chaotic political environment. But more than that, it is a portrait of a man striving for integrity for himself, for the CIA, and for his country."-- Dust jacket.
UNSTOPPABLE : DISCOVER YOUR TRUE VALUE, DEFINE YOUR GENIUS ZONE, AND DRIVE YOUR DREAM CAREER
"A smart, savvy career-coaching guide, for people who dare to dream of not just getting paid but of fully owning life with a career of freedom and fulfillment."-- Provided by publisher.
THE UPSWING : HOW AMERICA CAME TOGETHER A CENTURY AGO AND HOW WE CAN DO IT AGAIN
"An eminent political scientist's brilliant synthesis of social and political trends over the past century that shows how we have gone from an individualistic society to a more communitarian society and then back again -- and how we can use that experience to overcome once again the individualism that currently weakens our country"-- Provided by publisher.
THE VIOLENCE INSIDE US : A BRIEF HISTORY OF AN ONGOING AMERICAN TRAGEDY
by Murphy, Chris (Christopher Scott), 1973- author.
303.6 MUR
"The United States is in many ways a model for the world, yet for one of the most fundamental of all human concerns, the imperative to keep ourselves and our loved ones free from harm, American ingenuity has failed. Unique in all of the developed world, America is bathed in violence. Our churches and schools, our movie theaters and dance clubs and music festivals are no longer safe places to congregate. Our politics is consumed by fear and intimations of violence, and our foreign policy is centered on the violence that we export to the world or can inflict on others. Violence is foundational to America, and has become, it seems, America's most insoluble problem. But to solve this problem, we must first understand it. The Violence Inside Us examines the roots of human violence itself and the propensity of people to harm themselves and each other. The result is a carefully researched, deeply emotional, and personal book that dissects America's violence obsession through an evolutionary, historical, and economic lens. And the book takes a hard look at one distinctly American feature: a firearms industry that has for decades manipulated and dominated politics and culture in order to maintain a ghastly status quo and prevent even the most basic anti-violence measure from being implemented. Following his profound personal transformation in the wake of the Newtown mass murder and his subsequent immersion in the intertwined issues of freedom and firearms, Senator Chris Murphy dedicated himself to examining America's obsession with violent acts and why we've tolerated them for so long, to deeply explore all of the arguments and the latest research on want works and what doesn't, and to establish the steps we must take to change. The Violence Inside Us is the extraordinary result"-- Provided by publisher.
WHALE DAY : AND OTHER POEMS
by Collins, Billy, author.
811.54 COLLINS
"Billy Collins's thirteenth collection, and first in four years, contains more than fifty new poems that showcase the playfulness, wit, and wisdom that have made him one of our most celebrated and widely read poets. This collection covers many themes, including Collins's profound insights on aging and mortality"-- Provided by publisher.
WHAT GIRLS NEED : HOW TO RAISE BOLD, COURAGEOUS, AND RESILIENT WOMEN
""A powerful book about how we can raise girls to become bold, ambitious women." --Adam Grant A former White House strategist and fighter jet pilot now at the helm of one of the premier schools for girls in the country illuminates the ways parents and educators can support audacity and ambition in girls everywhere What do girls really need to succeed? As a student at the all-girls Baldwin School outside of Philadelphia, Marisa Porges was raised in a community designed to produce strong, independent women. After earning a BA in geophysics from Harvard, she fulfilled her childhood dream of flying jets off aircraft carriers for the US Navy and served as a counterterrorism expert in Afghanistan and the Obama White House. In 2016, in an unexpected move for someone whose ambitions had taken her so far from home, Porges returned to head The Baldwin School. In doing so, she began to see with great clarity how small moments and turning points in her early education gave her the tools she would eventually sharpen and deploy to excel in areas that were traditionally perceived as being part of "a man's world." What Girls Need combines lessons Porges learned along her career path with the practices she and her colleagues are developing at The Baldwin School to help today's girls cultivate the skills and traits they need to become tomorrow's leading women. The traditional means of commanding a room have often been dubbed "unfeminine" and women of previous generations were pressured to behave like a man in order to win the day. But the ways we define leadership are changing, and the women now stepping into leadership roles are mapping new paths to inhabiting traits such as grit, resilience, audacity, and self-confidence. Porges is writing to prepare the next generation to confidently hold their own later in life in whatever fields they enter, whatever challenges they face, and to celebrate and own the ways that traits which might have been undervalued in the past--empathy, collaboration, and an evolving mind-set--can and will
WHAT TECH CALLS THINKING : AN INQUIRY INTO THE INTELLECTUAL BEDROCK OF SILICON VALLEY
"From FSGO x Logic: a Stanford professor's spirited dismantling of Silicon Valley's intellectual origins"-- Provided by publisher.
WHAT TO EXPECT WHEN YOU
"For however smart your Roomba or Alexa might seem, historically, robots have been fairly dumb. They are only able to do their jobs when given a narrow set of tasks, confined in a controlled environment, and overseen by a human operator. But things are changing. A new breed of robots is in development that will operate largely on their own. They'll drive on roads and sidewalks, ferry deliveries within buildings, stock shelves in stores, and coordinate teams of doctors and nurses. These autonomous systems will find their way into busy, often unpredictable public spaces. They could be truly collaborative, augmenting human work by attending to the parts of tasks we don't do as well, without our having to stop and direct them. But consider, for a moment, the sorcerer's apprentice. The broom he set to work was also supposed to be collaborative, too, and should have made his life much easier. But the broom didn't know how to behave, and the apprentice no longer understood the thing he had made. The challenge of this next generation of robots is that, like the apprentice's broom, they will wreak complete havoc, inadvertently hurting or even killing people, unless we can recognize a simple truth: collaborative robots will be the first truly social creatures that technology has created. They will need to know how to behave in unfamiliar spaces and around untrained users and bystanders. Robot experts Julie Shah and Laura Major are among those engineers leading the development of collaborative robots, and in this book, they will offer their vision for how to make it in the new era of human-robot collaboration. They set out the blueprint for what they call working robots, which in many ways resemble service animals, and take readers through the many fascinating and surprising challenges that both engineers and the public will need to address in figuring out these machines can be responsibly integrated into society: what they will have to look like, how they will have to talk to strangers and what robot etiquette will be, wh
WHAT WERE WE THINKING : A BRIEF INTELLECTUAL HISTORY OF THE TRUMP ERA
"As a book critic for The Washington Post, Carlos Lozada has read some 150 volumes claiming to diagnose why Trump was elected and what his presidency reveals about our nation. Many of these, he's found, are more defensive than incisive, more righteous than right. Here, Lozada uses these books to tell the story of how we understand ourselves in the Trump era, using as his main characters the political ideas and debates at play in America today." -- Provided by publisher.
WHERE LAW ENDS : INSIDE THE MUELLER INVESTIGATION
by Weissmann, Andrew, author.
342.73 WEI
Presents the inside account of the Mueller investigation, including the heated debates, painful deliberations, mistakes of the team, and the external efforts by the president and Attorney General William Barr to manipulate the investigation to their political ends.
WOMEN IN THE DARK : FEMALE PHOTOGRAPHERS IN THE US, 1850-1900
by Manthorne, Katherine, author.
770.92 MAN
"Recover the stories of long-overlooked American women who, at a time when women rarely worked outside the home, became commercial photographers and shaped the new, challenging medium. Covering two generations of photographers ranging from New York City to California's mining districts, this study goes beyond a broad survey and explores individual careers through primary sources and new materials. Profiles of the photographers animate their careers by exploring how they began, the details of running their own studios, and their visual output. The featured photos vary in form--daguerreotype, tintype, carte de visite, and more--and subject, including Civil War portraits, postmortem photography, and landscape photography. This welcome resource fills in gaps in photographic, American, and women's history and convincingly lays out the parallels between the growth of photography as an available medium and the late-19th-century women's movement."--Amazon.com.
WORK MATE MARRY LOVE : HOW MACHINES SHAPE OUR HUMAN DESTINY
by Spar, Debora L., author.
303.4 SPA
"How technological advances have shaped human relationships and work patterns over time"-- Provided by publisher.
YOUR NEXT FIVE MOVES : MASTER THE ART OF BUSINESS STRATEGY
by Bet-David, Patrick, author.
658.4012 BET
"What do successful entrepreneurs and chess grandmasters have in common? The vision and mindset to look at the pieces in front of them and anticipate what role each one plays in the next five moves. Now, with the principles explored in Your Next Five Moves, aspiring entrepreneurs and anyone looking to excel in their career can hone the vital skills needed to consider long-term goals, anticipate future challenges, and sharpen their shrewd strategic reasoning. Using his own career trajectory-from hot-tempered and insecure salesman to strategic and self-aware CEO-Patrick Bet-David translates the entrepreneurial journey into an accessible and valuable methodology that will advance your career simply by anticipating the next five moves"-- Provided by publisher.
THE ZEALOT AND THE EMANCIPATOR : JOHN BROWN, ABRAHAM LINCOLN AND THE STRUGGLE FOR AMERICAN FREEDOM
Follows the epic struggle over slavery as embodied by John Brown and Abraham Lincoln—two men moved to radically different acts to confront our nation’s gravest sin.

 

 

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