Adult New Arrivals – Nonfiction

April Arrivals

  • NEW 004.16 GOOKIN 2021
    Gookin, Dan
    Troubleshooting & maintaining your PC all-in-one
    Summary:Provides information on personal computer maintenance and repair, covering such topics as hardware, software, networking, device manager, system restore, and security.
    ISBN:“1119740304 : PAP”, “9781119740308 : PAP”

  • NEW 152.1 GUNDRY 2021
    Gundry, Steven R
    The energy paradox : what to do when your get up and go has got up and gone
    Summary:"A new look at one of the top health issues plaguing Americans–fatigue–with a revolutionary plan for boosting energy and revitalizing mental and physical stamina"–
    ISBN:9780063005747, “0063005735 : HRD”, “9780063005730 : HRD”

  • NEW 152.46 CARMICHAEL 2021
    Carmichael, Chloe
    Nervous energy : harness the power of your anxiety
    Summary:"A roadmap for high achievers to harness restlessness, roadblocks, and distractions into a productive drive towards personal and professional fulfillment. Many people reach success by deliberately being their own worst critic and obsessively double-checking their work; or by pushing their feelings aside. This strategy is seductive because it does work, at least up to a certain point. The problems arise once you advance beyond school and early career stages. The higher you climb, the more complex projects and issues in your life become. Meanwhile, you may have become so good at putting your emotions aside in certain situations that it’s hard to reconnect with them. This is when the old tools no longer suffice. The "somewhat OCD" tendencies we pride ourselves on, or rather, the "Nervous Energy" we possess, can become mismanaged, and lead us down a rabbit hole of excessive self-criticism, anxiety, and pessimism. In Nervous Energy, Dr. Chloe Carmichael outlines nine tools with step-by-step instructions that can help you harness your Nervous Energy in order to live a more productive and fulfilling life. If managed correctly, the nervous energy that some people label as anxiety can actually be a source of stimulation, productivity, and fulfillment-and Dr. Chloe Carmichael has tried and tested methods for making this happen. If you’ve ever felt a sense of excess energy that you didn’t quite know how to direct, or felt that your creativity and motivation was being drained by constant analysis paralysis, Nervous Energy is for you"–
    ISBN:1250241219, 9781250241214, 9781250241207

  • NEW 153.12 GENVOVA 2021
    Genova, Lisa
    Remember : the science of memory and the art of forgetting
    Summary:The Harvard-trained neuroscientist presents an exploration of the intricacies of human memory that distinguishes between normal and concerning memory loss while explaining the profound roles of sleep, stress, and other contributing influences.
    ISBN:0593137957, 9780593137956

  • NEW 158.1 WILLEMS 2021
    Willems, Maartje
    The lost art of doing nothing : how the Dutch unwind with niksen
    Summary:"A guide to slowing down for self-care with niksen, the Dutch secret to rest and relaxation"–
    ISBN:1615197648, 9781615197644

  • NEW 305.3 BATES 2021
    Bates, Laura
    Men who hate women : from incels to pickup artists : the truth about extreme misogyny and how it affects us all
    Summary:"Women’s rights activist Laura Bates is no stranger to misogynistic attacks online, but over time, the vitriol hinted at something widespread and toxic. Men Who Hate Women examines the rise of secretive extremist communities who despise women as Bates traces the roots of misogyny across a complex spiderweb of groups. Drawing parallels to other extremist movements around the world, Bates shows what attracts men to the movement, how it grooms and radicalizes boys, the structure in which it operates, and what can be done to stop it. Most urgently of all, she follows the pathways this extreme ideology has taken from the darkest corners of the internet to emerge covertly in our mainstream media, our playgrounds, and our government. By turns fascinating and horrifying, Men Who Hate Women is a broad, unflinching account of the deep current of loathing toward women and anti-feminism that underpins our society and is a must-read for parents, educators, and anyone who believes in equality for women"–
    ISBN:9781728236254, “172823624X : HRD”, “9781728236247 : HRD”

  • NEW 305.8 KIMMERER 2020
    Kimmerer, Robin Wall
    Braiding sweetgrass : indigenous wisdom, scientific knowledge, and the teachings of plants
    Summary:"As a botanist, Robin Wall Kimmerer has been trained to ask questions of nature with the tools of science. As a member of the Citizen Potawatomi Nation, she embraces the notion that plants and animals are our oldest teachers. In Braiding Sweetgrass, Kimmerer brings these two lenses of knowledge together to take us on "a journey that is every bit as mythic as it is scientific, as sacred as it is historical, as clever as it is wise.""–
    ISBN:1571311777, 9781571311771

  • NEW 305.8 MCGHEE 2021
    McGhee, Heather C.
    The sum of us : what racism costs everyone and how we can prosper together
    Summary:"Heather C. McGhee’s specialty is the American economy–and the mystery of why it so often fails the American public. As she dug into subject after subject, from the financial crisis to declining wages to collapsing public infrastructure, she found a common problem at the bottom of them all: racism–but not just in the obvious ways that hurt people of color. Racism has costs for white people, too. It’s the common denominator in our most vexing public problems, even beyond our economy. It is at the core of the dysfunction of our democracy and even the spiritual and moral crises that grip us. Racism is a toxin in the American body and it weakens us all. But how did this happen? And is there a way out? To find the way, McGhee embarks on a deeply personal journey across the country from Mississippi to Maine, tallying up what we lose when we buy into the zero-sum paradigm–the idea that progress for some of us must come at the expense of others. Along the way, she collects the stories of white people who confide in her about losing their homes, their dreams and their shot at a better job to the toxic mix of American racism and greed. This is the story of how public goods in this country–from parks and pools to functioning schools–have become private luxuries; of how unions collapsed, wages stagnated, and inequality increased; and of how this country, unique among the world’s advanced economies, has thwarted universal healthcare. It’s why we fail to prevent environmental and public health crises that require collective action. But in unlikely places of worship and work, McGhee also finds proof of what she calls the Solidarity Dividend: gains that come when people come together across race, to the benefit of all involved"–
    ISBN:9780525509578, 9780525509561

  • NEW 323.1196 MASUR 2021
    Masur, Kate
    Until justice be done : America’s first civil rights movement, from the revolution to reconstruction
    Summary:"A groundbreaking history of the antebellum movement for equal rights that reshaped the institutions of freedom after the Civil War. The half century before the Civil War was beset with conflict over freedom as well as slavery: what were the arrangements of free society, especially for African Americans? Beginning in 1803, many free states enacted black codes that discouraged the settlement and restricted the basic rights of free black people. But claiming the equal-rights promises of the Declaration and the Constitution, a biracial movement arose to fight these racist state laws. Kate Masur’s magisterial history delivers this pathbreaking movement in vivid detail. Its advocates battled in state legislatures, Congress, and the courts, and through petitioning, party politics and elections. They visited slave states to challenge local laws that imprisoned free blacks and sold them into slavery. Despite immovable white majorities and unfavorable court decisions, their vision became increasingly mainstream. After the Civil War, their arguments shaped the Civil Rights Act and the Fourteenth Amendment, the pillars of our second founding"–
    ISBN:9781324005940, 9781324005933

  • NEW 332.024014 SLOTT 2021
    Slott, Ed
    The new retirement savings time bomb : how to take financial control, avoid unnecessary taxes, and combat the latest threats to your retirement savings
    Summary:"The premier guide for retirement and investment planning by "America’s IRA Expert" (Mutual Funds magazine)-fully updated to reflect the recent tax rule changes With the possible exception of home property, the most valuable asset for most Americans is their retirement fund. Yet most people don’t know that the IRS is waiting to grab up to 90 percent of their hard-earned retirement savings. Now, in this fully updated edition of The Retirement Savings Time Bomb, renowned tax advisor Ed Slott explains in clear-cut layman’s terms what people need to know to keep their money and pass it on to their families"–
    ISBN:014313454X, 9780143134541

  • NEW 342 COLLEY 2021
    Colley, Linda
    The gun, the ship, and the pen : warfare, constitutions, and the making of the modern world
    Summary:"A groundbreaking work that retells modern history through the rise and spread of written constitutions-some enlightened, many oppressive-to every corner of the globe. Filling a crucial void in our understanding of world history, Linda Colley reconfiguresthe rise of the modern world over three centuries through the advent of written constitutions. Her absorbing work challenges accepted narratives, focusing on rulers like Catherine the Great, who wrote her enlightened Nakaz years before the French Revolution; African visionaries like Sierra Leone’s James Africanus Beale Horton; and Tunisias’s soldier-constitutionalist Khayr-al-Din, who championed constitutional reform in the Muslim world. Demonstrating how constitutions repeatedly evolved in tandem with warfare, and how they were used to free, but also exclude, people (especially women and indigenous populations), this handsomely illustrated history-with its pageant of powerful monarchs, visionary lawmakers, and insurrectionist rebels-evokes The Silk Roads in its range and ambition. Whether reinterpreting the lasting influence of Japan’s 1889 Meiji constitution or exploring the first constitution to enfranchise women in tiny Pitcairn Island in 1838, this book is one of the most original and absorbing histories in decades"–
    ISBN:9781631498350, “0871403161 : HRD”, “9780871403162 : HRD”

  • NEW 355.00922 PATTERSON 2021
    Patterson, James
    Walk in my combat boots : true stories from America’s bravest warriors
    Summary:Shares firsthand wartime accounts describing the courageous battlefield sacrifices of men and women from every branch and operational specialty of the U.S. military, from the Vietnam War through the present.
    ISBN:0316429090, 9780316429092

  • NEW 364.163 BLUESTONE 2021
    Bluestone, Gabrielle
    Hype : how scammers, grifters, and con artists are taking over the internet–and why we’re following
    Summary:The former "Vice" journalist and producer of the Netflix documentary, "Fyre," presents a revelatory examination of the con-artists, grifters, and scammers of the digital age that outlines recommendations for protecting consumers.
    ISBN:133501649X, 9781335016492

  • NEW 364.16309 CARLSON 2020
    Carlson, Benjamin Patrick
    Don’t fall for it : a short history of financial scams
    Summary:"Why does financial fraud persist? Why do rich people get taken advantage of in financial scams? Who are some of the most successful charlatans and hucksters of all-time and why were they so successful? What are the financial and business lessons we can learn from some of the biggest frauds in history? What are the conditions under which fraud tends to work best? What steps can people take to avoid being taken advantage of with their money? Why is it often harder to stay rich than to get rich? Each chapter in the book will profile different frauds, charlatans, hucksters or victims of scams. Following stories and anecdotes about how these frauds were carried out, there will be studies and lessons detailing what can be learned from these experiences and howthey apply to business, money management, and investing"–
    ISBN:9781119605188, 9781119605195, “1119605164 : HRD”, “9781119605164 : HRD”

  • NEW 368.426 EL-SAYED 2021
    El-Sayed, Abdul
    Medicare for all : a citizen’s guide
    Summary:"A citizen’s guide to America’s most debated policy-in-waiting. There are few issues as consequential in the lives of Americans as health care–and few issues more politically vexing. Every single American will interact with the health care system at some point in their lives, and most people will find that interaction less than satisfactory. And yet for every dollar spent in our economy, 19 cents go to health care. What are we paying for, exactly? Health care policy is notoriously complex, but what Americans want is quite simple: good health care that’s easy to use and doesn’t break the bank. Polls show that as many as 70 percent of Americans want the government to provide universal health coverage to all Americans. What’s less clear is how to get there. Medicare for All is the leading proposal to achieve to universal health coverage in America. But what is it exactly? How would it work? More importantly, is it practical or practicable? This book goes beyond partisan talking points to offer a serious examination of how Medicare for All would transform the way we give, receive, and pay for healthcare in America"–
    ISBN:0190056622, 9780190056629, 9780190056643

  • NEW 553.8 POST 2021
    Post, Jeffrey Edward
    Unearthed : the Smithsonian national gem collection : surprising stories behind the jewels
    Summary:" Dr. Jeffrey E. Post, curator of the National Gem Collection for more than 25 years, separates fact from fiction in an all-new and original book, revealing fresh information and regaling the reader with anecdotes and tales of some of the world’s greatest and most famous gemstones. Dr. Post is the author of the now out-of-print book The National Gem Collection (Abrams, 1997), which has sold more than 50,000 copies. In this brand-new book, he tells the stories of the Smithsonian’s most famous gems, including the Hope Diamond, Star of Asia Sapphire, Carmen Lucia Ruby, Hooker Emerald, and Blue Heart Diamond–and also presents the tales, details, and fascinating facts surrounding rarely displayed gems from the Smithsonian vault and additions made to the collection since 1997. Not only a resource for learning about rare and beautiful gems, the book also presents the stories of the people who once owned or were associated with these jewels–from ordinary people to kings, emperors, maharajas, celebrities, and captains of industry."–Amazon.
    ISBN:1419745808, 9781419745805

  • NEW 571.6 KRATZ 2020
    Kratz, Renae Fester
    Molecular & cell biology
    Summary:3.8 billion years and counting — there’s a lot to know about the fundamentals of life. This friendly, jargon-free guide takes you from the primordial soup to the present, explaining how specialized cells have given rise to everything living, from the humbles amoeba to walking, talking humans. Whether you’re taking a cell or molecular biology course, catching up on fast-evolving fields like DNA microarrays or genetics for your career — or are just curious — this updated edition is your all-access ticketto our inner world. — From publisher’s description.
    ISBN:“1119620406 : PAP”, “9781119620402 : PAP”

    Nezhukumatathil, Aimee
    World of wonders : in praise of fireflies, whale sharks, an other astonishments
    Summary:"From beloved, award-winning poet Aimee Nezhukumatathil comes a debut work of nonfiction-a collection of essays about the natural world, and the way its inhabitants can teach, support, and inspire us."–
    ISBN:1571313656, 9781571313652

  • NEW 598.1568 WEIDENSAUL 2021
    Weidensaul, Scott
    A world on the wing : the global odyssey of migratory birds
    Summary:"An exhilarating exploration of the science and wonder of global bird migration. In the past two decades, our understanding of bird migration-the navigational and physiological feats that enable birds to cross immense oceans or fly above the highest mountains, to go weeks without sleep, or remain in unbroken flight for months at a stretch-has exploded. Scientists have made astounding discoveries: certain species, such as thrushes, can avoid dehydration over long flights by "drinking" from their own muscles and organs, extending their flight range by almost thirty percent, or more than two thousand miles, and while we’ve known for decades that birds are somehow able to orient themselves using earth’s magnetic field, a new leading theory is that they do so through a form of quantum entanglement. In A World on the Wing, author and researcher Scott Weidensaul shares these and other revelations to convey both the wonder of bird migration and its global sweep, taking the reader from the shores and mudflats of the Yellow Sea in China, to the remote mountains of northeastern India, and to the salt lakes in southern Cyprus in the Mediterranean. Weidensaul also introduces those trying to preserve global migratory patterns in the face of climate change and other rising challenges"–
    ISBN:0393608905, 9780393608908

  • NEW 598.96 MEIBURG 2021
    Meiburg, Jonathan
    A most remarkable creature : the hidden life and epic journey of the world’s smartest birds of prey
    Summary:"An enthralling account of a modern voyage of discovery as we meet a rare and mysterious bird of prey–the caracara–that puzzled Darwin, fascinates modern-day falconers, and carries secrets of our planet’s deep past in its family history. In 1833, Charles Darwin was astonished by an animal he met in the Falkland Islands: handsome, social, and oddly crow-like falcons that were "tame and inquisitive… quarrelsome and passionate," and so insatiably curious that they stole hats, compasses, and other valuables from the crew of the Beagle. Darwin wondered why these birds were confined to remote islands at the tip of South America, sensing a larger story, but he set this mystery aside and never returned to it. Almost two hundred years later, Jonathan Meiburg takes up this chase. He takes us through South America, from the fog-bound coasts of Tierra del Fuego to the tropical forests of Guyana, in search of these birds: striated caracaras, which still exist, though they’re very rare. He reveals the wild, fascinating story of their history, origins, and possible futures. And along the way, he draws us into the life and work of William Henry Hudson, the Victorian writer and naturalist who championed caracaras as an unsung wonder of the natural world, and to falconry parks in the English countryside, where captive caracaras perform incredible feats of memory and problem-solving. A Most Remarkable Creature is a hybrid of science writing, travelogue, and biography, as generous and accessible as it is sophisticated, and absolutely riveting"–
    ISBN:1101875704, 9781101875704, 9781101875711

  • NEW 599.786 WILLIAMS 2021
    Williams, Kale
    The loneliest Polar bear
    Summary:"The heartbreaking and ultimately hopeful story of an abandoned polar bear cub named Nora and the humans working tirelessly to save her and her species, whose uncertain future in the accelerating climate crisis is closely tied to our own. Six days after giving birth, a polar bear named Aurora got up and walked away from her den at the Columbus Zoo, leaving her tiny squealing cub to fend for herself. Hours later, Aurora still hadn’t returned. The cub was furless and blind, and with her temperature dropping dangerously, the zookeepers entrusted with her care felt they had no choice: They would have to raise one of the most dangerous predators in the world by hand. Over the next few weeks, a group of veterinarians and zookeepers worked around the clock to save the cub, whom they called Nora. Humans rarely get as close to a polar bear as Nora’s keepers got to their fuzzy charge. But the two species have long been intertwined. Three decades before Nora’s birth, her father, Nanuq, was orphaned when an Inupiat hunter killed his mother, leaving Nanuq to be sent to a zoo. That hunter, Gene Agnaboogok, now faces some of the same threats as the wild bears near his Alaskan village of Wales, on the westernmost tip of the North American continent. As sea ice diminishes and temperatures creep up year after year, Agnaboogok and the polar bears-and everyone and everything else living in the far north-are being forced to adapt. Not all of them will succeed. Sweeping and tender, The Loneliest Polar Bear explores the fraught relationship humans have with the natural world, the exploitative and sinister causes of the environmental mess we find ourselves in, and how the fate of polar bears is not theirs alone"–
    ISBN:1984826336, 9781984826336

  • NEW 612.39 PONTZER 2021
    Pontzer, Herman
    Burn : new research blows the lid off how we really burn calories, lose weight, and stay healthy
    Summary:"New research blows the lid off how we really burn calories, lose weight, and stay healthy"–
    ISBN:9780525541530, “0525541527 : HRD”, “9780525541523 : HRD”

  • NEW 613.2 MOSS 2021
    Moss, Michael
    Hooked : food, free will, and how the food giants exploit our addictions
    Summary:"Everyone knows how hard it can be to maintain a healthy diet. But what if some of the decisions we make about what to eat are beyond our control? Is it possible that processed food is addictive, like drugs or alcohol? Motivated by these questions, Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative reporter Michael Moss began searching for answers, to find the true peril in our food. In Hooked, Moss explores the science of addiction and uncovers what the scientific and medical communities–as well as food manufacturers–already know, which is that food can, in some cases, be even more addictive than alcohol, cigarettes, or drugs. Our bodies are hard-wired for sweets, so food manufacturers have deployed fifty-six types of sugar to add to their products, creating in us the expectation that everything should be cloying; we’ve evolved to prefer convenient meals, so three-fourths of the calories we get from groceries come from ready-to-eat foods. Moss goes on to show how the processed food industry has not only tried to deny this troubling discovery, but exploit it to its advantage. For instance, in a response to recent dieting trends, food manufacturers have simply turned junk food into junk diets, filling grocery stores with "diet" foods that are hardly distinguishable from the products that got us into trouble in the first place. With more people unable to make dieting work for them, manufacturers are now claiming to add ingredients that can effortlessly cure our compulsive eating habits. A gripping account of the legal battles, insidious marketing campaigns, and cutting-edge food science that have brought us to our current public health crisis, Hooked lays out all that the food industry is doing to exploit and deepen our addictions, and shows us what we can do so that we can one again seize control"–
    ISBN:0812997298, 9780812997293

  • NEW 616.622 BOWICK 2021
    Bowick, Samantha.
    Living with kidney stones : complete guide to risk factors, symptoms & treatment options
    Summary:"Each year more than half a million people go to emergency rooms for kidney stones and the pain they cause can be excruciating. Living with Kidney Stones offers the most up-to-date and comprehensive information on this illness and includes first-hand account from someone who has experienced it. Living with Kidney Stones also includes expert advice from urologists, other doctors and researchers tackling this health issue, including tips on recognizing common symptoms, best ways to decrease risk, and options for effective treatment plans." —
    ISBN:1578268869, 9781578268863

  • NEW 636.70887 BARRERA 2020
    Barrera, Bryan
    The ultimate guide to running with your dog : tricks and techniques for understanding your canine’s pace during runs
    Summary:"Everything you need to know before you take your four-legged friend on a run. When looking for a consistent running buddy, it’s only natural that you look towards your dog.Who wouldn’t want to share a workout with their loyal and energetic canine companion? Plus, there are numerous physical and mental benefits that both you and your four-legged friend can gain from running. But just like humans, dogs need to train properly and build up their fitness before tackling a longer run. Without physical cues tojudge from, it can be hard to tell if your dog is ready for a run. Luckily, Bryan Barrera’s book, The Ultimate Guide to Running with Your Dog contains all the information that you need to safely hit the pavement with your pet. Founder and owner of one ofthe nation’s first dog-running companies, DC Dog Runner, Barrera is an expert on running with dogs. Weaving in personal experiences, The Ultimate Guide to Running with Your Dog provides a comprehensive look at dog running, including topics such as: Assessing your dog as a runner Running in different types of weather The best terrains to run on Running with multiple dogs The best collars and leashes for active dogs Cross-training with your dog What to do if your dog gets injured Races to enter with your dog How to hire a professional dog runner And more! So whether you and your canine are novice harriers or seasoned trail warriors, The Ultimate Guide to Running with Your Dog will help you make your future runs safer and more enjoyable"–
    ISBN:9781510758773, “1510750703 : PAP”, “9781510750708 : PAP”

  • NEW 641.563 DELAURENTIIS 2021
    De Laurentiis, Giada.
    Eat better, feel better : my recipes for wellness and healing, inside and out
    Summary:The star of "Everyday Italian" outlines a three-week wellness program designed to bolster nutrition and reduce inflammation, sharing one hundred new recipes, including more than two dozen dairy-, sugar- and gluten-free recipes, and a twenty-one-day menu plan.
    ISBN:0593138430, 9780593138434

  • NEW 641.5638 HYMAN 2021
    Hyman, Mark
    The pegan diet : 21 practical principles for reclaiming your health in a nutritionally confusing world
    Summary:The UltraWellness Center director combines approaches from paleo and vegan lifestyles to outline a balanced, healthful diet that is both satisfying and environmentally responsible, and includes meal plans, recipes, and shopping lists.
    ISBN:031653708X, 9780316537087

  • NEW 641.5676 ALFOND 2021
    Alfond, Kenden
    Beyond chopped liver : 59 Jewish recipes get a vegan health makeover
    Summary:"Beyond Chopped Liver: 59 Jewish Recipes Get a Vegan Health Makeover shares new and better ways to enjoy quintessentially Jewish food with delicious, plant-based recipes- from challah to matzo ball soup!The Jewish recipes in this cookbook are inspired by recipes from Jewish pre-modern Diaspora communities: Ashkenazi, Sephardi, Mizrahi, Beta Israel/Ethiopian and Indian Jewish communities, and from the modern Israel and American Jewish food cultures. The updates in this collection speak to the Jewish community today, as we seek to honor inherited Jewish food traditions, while living in ways that are healthier for our bodies and our planet. Communal meals are essential for family and community cohesion and health, and there should be no conflict between Jewish life and ethical eating. Offering healthier plant-based and vegan Jewish recipes is author, Kenden Alfond’s way of problem solving and providing resources for the community, so that everyone can share delicious, healthy meals together"–
    ISBN:168442559X, 9781684425594

  • NEW 668.54 PUMPHREY 2021
    Pumphrey, Kristen
    At home with fragrance : creating modern scents for your space
    Summary:"Equal parts design and DIY, At Home with Fragrance will teach you which fragrances work best for each room, how to interpret your distinct design style into fragrance, and (the best part!) how to make candles, room sprays, and incense with your own custom scents. The design and fragrances featured in this book are inspired by the authors’ home state of California: organic and relaxed elements, as well as scents drawn from nature, are the hallmarks of P.F.’s design ethos. Scent is the perfect way to express your unique design sense–and the art of making your own fragrances and candles offers an affordable DIY approach"–
    ISBN:“1419746278 :”, “1419746278 :”, 9781419746277, 1419746278, 9781419746277, 9781419746277

  • NEW 796.522092 OBRIEN 2021
    O’Brien, Vanessa
    To the greatest heights : facing danger, finding humility, and climbing a mountain of truth : a memoir
    Summary:"This riveting and uplifting memoir by Vanessa O’Brien, record-breaking American-British explorer, takes you on an unexpected journey to the top of the world’s highest mountains. Long before she became the first American woman to summit K2 and the first British woman to return from it’s summit alive, Vanessa O’Brien was a feisty suburban Detroit teenager forced to reinvent her world in the wake of a devastating loss that destroyed her family. Making her own way in the world, Vanessa strove to reach her lofty ambitions. Soon, armed with an MBA and a wry sense of humor, she climbed the corporate ladder to great success, but after the 2009 economic meltdown, her career went into a tailspin. She searched for a new purpose and settled on an unlikely goal: climbing Mount Everest. When her first attempt ended in disaster, she trudged home, humbled but wiser. Two years later, she made it to the top of the world. And then she kept going. Grounded by a cadre of wise-cracking friends and an inimitable British spouse, Vanessa held her own in the intensely competitive world of mountaineering, summiting the highest peak on every continent, and skiing the last degree to the North and South Poles. She set new speed records for the Seven Summits, receiving a Guinness World Record and the Explorers Grand Slam, and finally made peace with her traumatic past. During her attempt on K2, she very nearly gave up. But on the "savage mountain," which kills one out of every four climbers who summit, Vanessa evolved from an adventurer out to challenge herself to an explorer with a high-altitude perspective on a changing world—and a new call to share her knowledge and passion across the globe. Told with heart and humor, Vanessa’s journey from suburban Detroit to Everest’s Death Zone to the summit of K2 and beyond, is a transformative story of resilience, higher purpose, and the courage to overcome any obstacle." –from
    ISBN:1982123788, 9781982123789

  • NEW 811.6 DAYE 2020
    Daye, Tyree
    Summary:"A collection of poems by Tyree Daye"–
    ISBN:1556595735, 9781556595738

  • NEW 917.3 NATIONAL 2020
    Secrets of the national parks : the expert’s guide to the best experiences beyond the tourist trail.
    Summary:The majority of national park visitors often stick to the most celebrated trails and scenic overlooks, missing a whole world of stunning scenery in the process. Informed by park rangers, superintendents, and frequent park visitors, National Geographic Secrets of the National Parks provides inspiration and information to plan your visit beyond the well-trodden, touristy spots in these 32 national parks.
    ISBN:1426220855, 9781426220852

  • NEW 940.4144 LLOYD 2021
    Lloyd, Nick
    The Western Front : a history of the Great War, 1914-1918
    Summary:"A panoramic history of the savage combat on the Western Front between 1914 and 1918 that came to define modern warfare. The Western Front evokes images of hardship and sacrifice, of young, mud-spattered men in water-logged trenches, shielded from artillery blasts by a few feet of dirt. Long considered the most futile arena of the First World War, the Western Front has persisted in our collective memory as a tragic waste of life. In this epic narrative history, Nick Lloyd brings together the latest research from America, France, Britain, and Germany, telling the full story of the war in France and Belgium from the German invasion in 1914 to the armistice four years later. His sweeping chronicle reveals that the trenches were, as often as not, sites of dramatic technological and tactical advances, and that superior generalship helped determine the outcome of the war. Brimming with gripping descriptions and insight, The Western Front is a historical account in the tradition of Barbara Tuchman, John Keegan,and Antony Beevor: an authoritative, magisterial portrait of men at war"–
    ISBN:9781631497957, “1631497944 : HRD”, “9781631497940 : HRD”

  • NEW 956.91042 LEMMON 2021
    Lemmon, Gayle Tzemach
    The daughters of Kobani : a story of rebellion, courage, and justice
    Summary:"The extraordinary story of the women who took on the Islamic State and won In 2014, northeastern Syria might have been the last place you would expect to find a revolution centered on women’s rights. And yet that year, an all-female militia faced off against ISIS in a little town few had ever heard of. The Islamic State by then had swept across vast swaths of the country, taking town after town and spreading terror as the civil war burned all around it. From that unlikely showdown in the town of Kobani emerged a fighting force that would wage war against ISIS across northern Syria as partner of the United States. In the process, these women would spread their own political vision, determined to make women’s equality a reality by fighting–house by house,street by street, town by town–the men who bought and sold women. Based on years of on-the-ground reporting, The Daughters of Kobani is the unforgettable story of the women of the Kurdish militia that improbably became part of the world’s best hope forstopping ISIS in Syria. Over hundreds of hours of interviews, bestselling author Gayle Tzemach Lemmon introduces us to the women fighting on the front lines, determined to not only extinguish the terror of ISIS but also prove that women could lead in warand must enjoy equal rights come the peace. In helping to cement the territorial defeat of ISIS, whose savagery toward women astounded the world, these women played a central role in neutralizing the threat the group posed worldwide. In the process they earned the respect–and significant military support–of U.S. Special Operations Forces. Rigorously reported and powerfully told, The Daughters of Kobani shines a light on a group of women intent on not only defeating the Islamic State on the battlefield but also changing women’s lives in their corner of the Middle East and beyond"–
    ISBN:9780525560692, “0525560688 : HRD”, “9780525560685 : HRD”

  • 332.6 STEER 2019
    Steer, Tim
    The signs were there : the clues for investors that a company is heading for a fall
    ISBN:“1788160819 (pbk.) :”, “9781788160810 (pbk.) :”

May Arrivals

  • NEW 133.129 SUMMERSCALE 2021
    Summerscale, Kate
    The haunting of Alma Fielding : a true ghost story
    Summary:"London, 1938. In the suburbs of the city, a young housewife has become the eye in a storm of chaos. In Alma Fielding’s modest home, china flies off the shelves and eggs fly through the air; stolen jewellery appears on her fingers, white mice crawl out of her handbag, beetles appear from under her gloves; in the middle of a car journey, a turtle materializes on her lap. The culprit is incorporeal. As Alma cannot call the police, she calls the papers instead. After the sensational story headlines the news, Nandor Fodor, a Hungarian ghost hunter for the International Institute for Psychical Research, arrives to investigate the poltergeist. But when he embarks on his scrupulous investigation, he discovers that the case is even stranger than it seems. By unravelling Alma’s peculiar history, Fodor finds a different and darker type of haunting, a tale of trauma, alienation, loss and revenge. He comes to believe that Alma’s past has bled into her present, her mind into her body. There are no words for processing her experience, so it comes to possess her. As the threat of a world war looms, and as Fodor’s obsession with the case deepens, Alma becomes ever more disturbed. With characteristic rigor and insight, Kate Summerscale brilliantly captures the rich atmosphere of a haunting that transforms into a very modern battle between the supernatural and the subconscious"–
    ISBN:052555792X, 9780525557920, 9780525557937

  • NEW 133.9 LYNCH 2021
    Lynch, Dan R./ Kirsch, Julie A.
    Crystal Healing : The Science and Psychology Behind What Works, What Doesn’t, and Why
    ISBN:“1591939178 : PAP”, “9781591939177 : PAP”

  • NEW 303.484 GRINSPAN 2021
    Grinspan, Jon
    The age of acrimony : how American’s fought to fix their democracy, 1865-1915
    Summary:"A raucous history of American democracy at its wildest–and a bold rethinking of the relationship between the people and their politics. Democracy was broken. Or that was what many Americans believed in the decades after the Civil War. Shaken by economicand technological disruption, they sought safety in aggressive, tribal partisanship. The results were the loudest, closest, most violent elections in U.S. history, driven by vibrant campaigns that drew our highest-ever voter turnouts. At the century’s end, reformers finally restrained this wild system, trading away participation for civility in the process. The result was a calmer, cleaner democracy, but also a more distant one. Americans’ voting rates crashed and never recovered. This is the origin story of the "normal" politics of the 20th century. Only by exploring where that civility and restraint came from can we understand what is happening to our democracy today. The Age of Acrimony charts the rise and fall of 19th-century America’s unruly politics through the lives of a remarkable father-daughter dynasty. The radical congressman William "Pig Iron" Kelley and his fiery, Progressive daughter Florence Kelley led lives packed with drama, intimately tied to their nation’s politics. Through their friendships and feuds, campaigns and crusades, Will and Florie trace the narrative of a democracy in crisis. In telling the tale of what it cost to cool our republic, historian Jon Grinspan reveals our divisive political system’s enduring capacity to heal itself"–
    ISBN:9781635574630, “1635574625 : HRD”, “9781635574623 : HRD”

  • NEW 305.2609 AITKEN 2021
    Aitken, Ben
    Gran tour : travels with my elders
    Summary:"When Ben Aitken learnt that his gran had enjoyed a four-night holiday including four three-course dinners, four cooked breakfasts, four games of bingo, a pair of excursions, sixteen pints of lager and luxury return coach travel, all for a hundred pounds, he thought, that’s the life, and signed himself up. Six times over. Good value aside, what Ben was really after was the company of his elders – those with more chapters under their belt, with the wisdom granted by experience, the candour gifted by time, and the hard-earned ability to live each day like it’s nearly their last. A series of coach holidays ensued – from Scarborough to St Ives, Killarney to Lake Como – during which Ben attempts to shake off his thirty-something blues by getting old as soon as possible." –Back cover.
    ISBN:1785787047, 9781785787041

  • NEW 305.8 PHILIPPE 2021
    Philippe, Ben
    Sure, I’ll be your black friend : notes from the other side of the fist bump
    Summary:"In the biting, hilarious vein of What Doesn’t Kill You Makes You Blacker and We Are Never Meeting in Real Life comes Ben Philippe’s candid memoir-in-essays, chronicling a lifetime of being the Black friend (see also: foreign kid, boyfriend, coworker, student, teacher, roommate, enemy) in predominantly white spaces. From cheating his way out of swim tests to discovering stray family members in unlikely places, he finds the punchline in the serious while acknowledging the blunt truths of existing as a Black man in today’s world"–Provided by publisher.
    ISBN:0063065061, 9780063065062

  • NEW 305.800973 BALDWIN 2021
    Baldwin, James
    Nothing personal
    Summary:"Baldwin’s critique of American society at the height of the civil rights movement brings his prescient thoughts on social isolation, race, and police brutality to a new generation of readers"–
    ISBN:9780807006436, “0807006424 : HRD”, “9780807006429 : HRD”

  • NEW 306.097309 MENAND 2021
    Menand, Louis
    The free world : art and thought in the Cold War
    Summary:"A history of the thinkers, writers, and artists who shaped intellectual culture in Cold War Europe and America"–
    ISBN:0374158452, 9780374158453

  • NEW 306.3620973 ROTHMAN 2021
    Rothman, Joshua D.
    The ledger and the chain : how domestic slave traders shaped America
    Summary:"The disturbing story of the Franklin and Armfield company and the men who built it into the largest and most powerful slave trading company in the United States. This reveals the central importance of the domestic slave trade to the development of American capitalism and the expansion of the American nation. Few slave traders were more successful than Isaac Franklin, John Armfield, and Rice Ballard, who ran Franklin and Armfield, and none were more influential. Drawing on source material from more than thirty archives in a dozen states, Rothman follows the three traders through their first meetings, the rise of their firm, and its eventual dissolution. Responsible for selling between 8,000 and 12,000 slaves from the Upper South to Deep South plantations over a period of eight years in the 1830s, they ran an extensive and innovative operation, with offices in New Orleans and Alexandria in Louisiana and Natchez in Mississippi. They advertised widely, borrowed heavily from bankers and other creditors, extended long term credit to their buyers, and had ships built to take slaves from Virginia down to New Orleans. Slavers are often misremembered as pariahs of more cultivated society, but as Rothman argues, the men who perpetrated the slave trade were respected members of prominent social and business communities and understood themselves as patriotic Americans. By tracing the lives and careers of the nation’s most notorious slave traders, The Ledger and the Chain shows how their business skills and remorseless violence together made the malevolent entrepreneurialism of the slave trade. And it reveals how this horrific, ubiquitous trade in human beings shaped a growing nation and corrupted it in ways still powerfully felt today"–
    ISBN:1541616618, 9781541616615

  • NEW 306.768 ANDERSON 2019
    Anderson, Ryan T.
    When harry became sally : responding to the transgender moment
    Summary:When Harry Became Sally provides thoughtful answers to questions arising from our transgender moment. Drawing on the best insights from biology, psychology, and philosophy, Ryan Anderson offers a nuanced view of human embodiment , a balanced approach to public policy on gender identify, and a sober assessment of the human costs of getting human nature wrong.
    ISBN:“1641770481 (paperback : alk. paper)”, “9781641770484 (paperback : alk. paper)”

  • NEW 306.85 BERGER 2020
    Berger, Lynn
    Second thoughts : on having and being a second child
    Summary:"A lovely, searching meditation on second children-on whether to have one and what it means to be one-that seamlessly weaves pieces of art and culture on the topic with scientific research and personal anecdotes"–
    ISBN:1250787866, 9781250787866

  • NEW 306.874 DOUCLEFF 2021
    Doucleff, Michaeleen
    Hunt, gather, parent : what ancient cultures can teach us about the lost art of raising happy, helpful little humans
    Summary:An NPR Science Desk correspondent challenges the misleading child-rearing practices commonly recommended to parents, outlining alternatives grounded in international ancestral traditions that are being used effectively throughout the modern world.
    ISBN:1982149671, 9781982149673

  • NEW 323.1197 KEELER 2021
    Keeler, Jacqueline
    Standoff: Standing Rock, the Bundy Movement, and the American Story of Sacred Lands
    ISBN:1948814277, 1948814277, 9781948814270

  • NEW 323.448 VELIZ 2021
    Veliz, Carissa
    Privacy Is Power: Why and How You Should Take Back Control of Your Data
    Summary:"First published in Great Britain by Transworld/Bantam/Penguin Random House, 2020"–Title page verso.
    ISBN:1612199151, 1612199151, 9781612199153

  • NEW 330.122 LEVY 2021
    Levy, Jonathan
    Ages of American capitalism : a history of the United States
    Summary:"Today, in the midst of a new economic crisis and severe political discord, the nature of capitalism in United States is at a crossroads. Since the market crash and Great Recession of 2008, historian Jonathan Levy has been teaching a course to help his students understand everything that had happened to reach that disaster and the current state of the economy, but in doing so he discovered something more fundamental about American history. Now, in an ambitious single-volume history of the United States, he reveals how, from the beginning of U.S. history to the present, capitalism in America has evolved through four distinct ages and how the country’s economic evolution is inseparable from the nature of American life itself. The Age of Commerce spans the colonial era through the outbreak of the Civil War, a period of history in which economic growth and output largely depended on enslaved labor and was limited by what could be drawn from the land and where it could be traded. The Age of Capital traces the impact of the first major leap in economic development following the Civil War: the industrial revolution, when capitalists set capital down in factories to produce commercial goods, fueled by labor moving into cities. But investments in the new industrial economy led to great volatility, most dramatically with the onset of the Great Depression in 1929. The Depression immediately sparked the Age of Control, when the government took on a more active role in the economy, first trying to jump-start it and then funding military production during World War II. Skepticism of government intervention in the Cold War combined with recession and stagflation in the 1970s led to a crisis of industrial capitalism and the withdrawal of political will for regulation. In the Age of Chaos that followed, the combination of deregulation and the growth of the finance industry created a booming economy for some but also striking inequalities and a lack of oversight that led directly to the crash of 2008. In Ages of American Capitalism, Jonathan Levy proves that, contrary to political dogma, capitalism in the United States has never been just one thing. Instead, it has morphed throughout the country’s history–and it’s likely changing again right now."–
    ISBN:0812995015, 9780812995015

  • NEW 332.024 TYSON 2021
    Tyson, Eric
    Personal finance after 50 for dummies
    Summary:"…In plain English, retirement and financial experts Eric Tyson and Bob Carlson cover all the issues from investing, Social Security, and the long-term insurance marketplace to taxes and estate planning―including state-by-state differences. They demystify the muddy world of financial planning and provide strategies that make the course ahead crystal clear. They also dive into less obvious territory, showing how it’s possible to strategize financially to avoid the worst impact of unexpected events―such as the COVID-19 crisis―as well as exploring what investment approaches you can take to protect the most important possession of all: your own and your family’s health. Minimize your taxes and make wise investing decisions — Find out how the SECURE Act affects retirement accounts and savings — Navigate the latest Medicare, Social Security, and property tax rules — Dig into what’s new in estate planning and reverse mortgages — Get what you want from your career as you approach retirement. Whether doing it for yourself or for parents, it’s never too late to begin retirement planning―and this highly praised, straightforward book is the best way to take control, so you can be confident your senior years are exactly what you want them to be: golden."–Amazon.
    ISBN:111972418X, 9781119724186, 9781119724087, 9781119724223

  • NEW 333.75 SIMARD 2021
    Simard, S.
    Finding the mother tree : discovering the wisdom of the forest
    Summary:"A personal and scientific work on trees, forests, and the author’s profound discoveries of tree communication"–
    ISBN:052565609X, 9780525656098, 9780525656104

  • NEW 342.73029 AMAR 2021
    Amar, Akhil Reed
    The words that made us : America’s constitutional conversation, 1760-1840
    Summary:"Constitutional scholar Akhil Reed Amar tells the story of America’s constitutional conversation during its first eighty years–from the Constitution’s birth in 1760 through the 1830s, when the last of America’s early leaders died. Amar traces the threads of Constitutional discourse, uniting history and law in a narrative that seeks both to reveal this history anew and to make clear who was right and who was wrong on the biggest legal issues confronting early America. Amar provides an essential history of the Constitution’s formative decades and an indispensable guide for anyone seeking to understand America’s Constitution and its relevance today"–
    ISBN:0465096352, 9780465096350, 9780465096367

  • NEW 343.73 KLOBUCHAR 2021
    Klobuchar, Amy
    Antitrust : taking on monopoly power from the gilded age to the digital age
    Summary:"An exploration of antitrust laws and their enforcement, and of the importance of antitrust for the American people"–
    ISBN:0525654895, 9780525654896

  • NEW 346.73052 HANKS 2021
    Hanks, Liza Weiman
    The trustee’s legal companion / A Step-by-step Guide to Administering a Living Trust
    Summary:"This guide shows the reader how to administer a living trust step by step. It discusses how to: decide whether to take on the job of trustee; set up ongoing trusts for surviving spouses, children, or beneficiaries with special needs; invest trust assets;get help from lawyers, financial planners, and other experts; handle taxes and prepare accountings; work effectively with beneficiaries; and distribute trust property"–
    ISBN:9781413328370, “1413328369 : PAP”, “9781413328363 : PAP”

  • NEW 362.734092 SENTILLES 2021
    Sentilles, Sarah
    Stranger care : a memoir of loving what isn’t ours
    Summary:"May you always feel at home. After their decision not to have a biological child, Sarah Sentilles and her husband, Eric, decided to adopt via the foster care system. Knowing that the goal is reunification with the birth family, Sarah opens their home toa flurry of social workers who question, evaluate, and ultimately prepare them to welcome a child into their family–even if it most likely means giving them up. After years of starts and stops, a phone call finally comes: a three-day old baby girl, in immediate need of a foster family. Sarah and Eric bring this newborn stranger home. "You were never ours," Sarah writes, "yet we belong to each other." A fierce story about love and belonging, Stranger Care shares Sarah’s discovery of what it means to takecare of the Other–in this case, not just a vulnerable infant, but the birth mother who loves her too. With her trademark "fearless, stirring, rhythmic" (Nick Flynn) prose, the acclaimed author of Draw Your Weapons brings her creative energies to an intimate story, with universal concerns: What does it mean to mother? How can we care for and protect each other? How do we ensure a better future for life on this planet? And if we’re all related–tree, bird, star, person–how might we better live?"–
    ISBN:9780593230053, “0593230035 : HRD”, “9780593230039 : HRD”

  • NEW 364.1060973 OREILLY 2021
    O’Reilly, Bill
    Killing the mob : the fight against organized crime in America
    Summary:Covering the period from the 1930s to the 1980s, O’Reilly and Dugard trace the prohibition-busting bank robbers of the Depression Era, such as John Dillinger, Bonnie & Clyde, Pretty Boy Floyd and Baby-Face Nelson. In addition, the authors highlight the creation of the Mafia Commission, the power struggles within the “Five Families,” the growth of the FBI under J. Edgar Hoover, the mob battles to control Cuba, Las Vegas and Hollywood, as well as the personal war between the U.S. Attorney General Bobby Kennedy and legendary Teamsters boss Jimmy Hoffa.
    ISBN:125027365X, 9781250273659

  • NEW 364.1523092 ROSENBERG 2021
    Rosenberg, Rebecca (Journalist)
    At any cost : a father’s betrayal, a wife’s murder, and a ten-year war for justice
    Summary:"At Any Cost unravels the twisted story of Rod Covlin, whose unrepentant greed drove him to an unspeakable act of murder and betrayal that rocked New York City. Journalists Rebecca Rosenberg and Selim Algar reconstruct the ten years that passed between the day his wife Shele was found dead and the day her killer was finally brought to justice in this chilling portrait of how one man’s irrepressible greed devolved into obsession, manipulation, and murder"–
    ISBN:1250264553, 9781250264558

  • NEW 370.152 WASSERMANN 2021
    Wassermann, Selma
    Opening minds : a parents’ guide to teaching for thinking at home
    Summary:This is a resource book for parents who wish to play an active role in promoting their children’s intelligent habits of mind.
    ISBN:1475859538, 9781475859539, “9781475859546 (ePub ebook)”

  • NEW 383.4978 BLEVINS 2021
    Blevins, Cameron
    Paper trails : the U.S. Post and the making of the American West
    Summary:"Gossamer Network presents a new history of the American state and its efforts to conquer, occupy, and integrate the western United States between the 1860s and early 1900s. The success of this project depended on an unassuming government institution: theU.S. Post. As millions of settlers rushed into remote corners of the region, they relied on the mail to stay connected to the wider world. Letters and newspapers, magazines and pamphlets, petitions and money orders, all travelled across the most expansive communications network on earth. Gossamer Network maps the year-by-year spread of this infrastructure using a dataset of more than 100,000 post offices, revealing a new and unfamiliar picture of the federal government in the West. Despite its size, theU.S. Post was both nimble and ephemeral, rapidly spinning out its infrastructure to distant places before melting away at a moment’s notice. The administration of this network bore little resemblance to the civil service bureaucracies typically associatedwith government institutions today. Instead, the U.S. Post grafted public mail service onto the private operations of thousands of local businesses, contracting with stagecoach companies to carry bags of mail and paying local merchants to distribute letters from their stores. The postal network’s sprawling geography and localized operations forces a reconsideration of the American state, its history, and the ways in which it exercised power. This book tells the story of one of the most dramatic reorganizations of people, land, and resources in American history and the underlying spatial circuitry that wove this project together"–
    ISBN:9780190053697, “0190053674 : HRD”, “9780190053673 : HRD”

  • NEW 394.263 GORDON-REED 2021
    Gordon-Reed, Annette
    On Juneteenth
    Summary:""It is staggering that there is no date commemorating the end of slavery in the United States." -Annette Gordon-Reed. The essential, sweeping story of Juneteenth’s integral importance to American history, as told by a Pulitzer Prize-winning historian and Texas native. Interweaving American history, dramatic family chronicle, and searing episodes of memoir, Annette Gordon-Reed, the descendant of enslaved people brought to Texas in the 1850s, recounts the origins of Juneteenth and explores the legacies of the holiday that remain with us. From the earliest presence of black people in Texas-in the 1500s, well before enslaved Africans arrived in Jamestown-to the day in Galveston on June 19, 1865, when General Gordon Granger announced the end of slavery, Gordon-Reed’s insightful and inspiring essays present the saga of a "frontier" peopled by Native Americans, Anglos, Tejanos, and Blacks that became a slaveholder’s republic. Reworking the "Alamo" framework, Gordon-Reed shows that the slave-and race-based economy not only defined this fractious era of Texas independence, but precipitated the Mexican-American War and the resulting Civil War. A commemoration of Juneteenth and the fraught legacies of slavery that still persist, On Juneteenth is stark reminder that the fight for equality is ongoing"–
    ISBN:1631498835, 9781631498831

  • NEW 523.1 TONELLI 2021
    Tonelli, Guido
    Genesis : the story of how everything began
    Summary:"A breakout bestseller in Italy, now available for American readers for the first time, Genesis: The Story of How Everything Began is a short, humanistic tour of the origins of the universe, earth, and life-drawing on the latest discoveries in physics to explain the seven most significant moments in the creation of the cosmos"–
    ISBN:0374600481, 9780374600488

  • NEW 551 KNOLL 2021
    Knoll, Andrew H.
    A brief history of Earth : four billion years in eight chapters
    Summary:"Drawing on his decades of field research and up-to-the-minute understanding of the latest science, renowned geologist Andrew H. Knoll delivers a rigorous yet accessible biography of Earth, charting our home planet’s epic 4.6 billion-year story. Placing twenty first-century climate change in deep context, A Brief History of Earth is an indispensable look at where we’ve been and where we’re going."–
    ISBN:0062853910, 9780062853912

  • NEW 582.16 NATIONAL 2021
    National Audubon Society
    National Audubon Society trees of North America
    Summary:"From the creators of the world’s most trusted field guides–a go-to source for millions of nature lovers–comes a completely new and unparalleled reference work: the most comprehensive, authoritative, and up-to-date guide to the trees of North America. This master guide is the result of a collaboration between leading scientists, scholars, taxonomic and field experts, photo editors, and designers. An indispensable reference, it covers more than 700 species, with nearly 3,500 full-color photographs–including images of leaf shape, bark, flowers, fruit, and fall leaves. For ease of use, the book includes a glossary and a robust index, and is arranged according to the latest Angiosperm Phylogeny Group classification system–with trees sorted by taxonomic orders and grouped by family, so that related species are presented together. Readers will appreciate the crisp detail of the photographs, range maps (reflecting the impacts of climate change), the physical descriptions, information on fruit, habitat, uses,similar species, and an important new category on conservation status. Essays by leading scholars provide holistic insights into the world of trees. Whether putting a name to the towering conifers spotted along a hike, or trying to determine which peskytree is encroaching on the patio, readers will come to rely on this work of remarkable breadth, depth, and elegance. It is a must-have reference for the library of any tree-peeper, and is certain to become the number-one guide in the field"–
    ISBN:9780525655725, “0525655719 : HRD”, “9780525655718 : HRD”

  • NEW 591.59 HUNGER 2021
    Hunger, Christina
    How Stella learned to talk : the groundbreaking story of the world’s first talking dog
    Summary:A true story and simple guide to teaching a dog to talk from a speech-language pathologist who has taught her dog to communicate using simple paw-sized buttons associated with different words.
    ISBN:0063046830, 9780063046832

  • NEW 591.68 NIJHUIS 2021
    Nijhuis, Michelle
    Beloved beasts : fighting for life in an age of extinction
    Summary:"A vibrant history of the modern conservation movement-told through the lives and ideas of the people who built it. In the late nineteenth century, as humans came to realize that our rapidly industrializing and globalizing societies were driving other animal species to extinction, a movement to protect and conserve them was born. In Beloved Beasts, acclaimed science journalist Michelle Nijhuis traces the movement’s history: from early battles to save charismatic species such as the American bison and bald eagle to today’s global effort to defend life on a larger scale. She describes the vital role of scientists and activists such as Aldo Leopold and Rachel Carson as well as lesser-known figures in conservation history; she reveals the origins of vital organizations like the Audubon Society and the World Wildlife Fund; she explores current efforts to protect species such as the whooping crane and the black rhinoceros; and she confronts the darker side of conservation, long shadowed by racism and colonialism. As the destruction of other species continues and the effects of climate change escalate, Beloved Beasts charts the ways conservation is becoming a movement for the protection of all species-including our own"–
    ISBN:1324001682, 9781324001683

  • NEW 597.96165 OFFICIAL 2021
    The illustrated guide to venomous snakes
    Summary:"If you fear snakes, it is probably because you are unfamiliar with them, or have been given misleading information about them.
    ISBN:1493042181, 9781493042180

  • NEW 598.097 NATIONAL 2021
    National Audubon Society
    The National Audubon Society birds of North America : the complete guide to birding–with full-color photographs, updated range maps, and authorative notes on voice, behavior, habitat, nesting, and conservation status.
    Summary:"From the most trusted name in birding–beloved by millions, backyard enthusiast and expert alike–comes a completely new and definitive guide to the birds of North America: the most comprehensive, authoritative, and up-to-date work of its kind. Developedby the creators of the bestselling Audubon field guides, this master guide is the result of a collaboration between leading scientists, scholars, taxonomic and field experts, photo editors, and designers. An indispensable reference, it covers more than 800 species, with nearly 5,000 full-color photographs of birds in their natural habitat, often with four or five photographs for each species. For ease of use, the book includes a glossary and a robust index, and is arranged according to the American Ornithological Society’s 2019 Birds of North and Middle America Checklist–with birds sorted by taxonomic orders and grouped by family, so that related species are presented together. Range maps, reflecting the impacts of climate change, accompany nearly everyspecies, along with a physical description, information on voice, nesting, habitat, similar species, and an important new category on conservation status. Essays by leading scholars in each field provide holistic insights into the world of birds. Whethertrying to determine which owl is interrupting your dinner, or tracking down all of the wood warblers that arrive in spring, readers will come to rely on this work of remarkable breadth, depth, and elegance. It is a must-have reference for the library ofany birder, and is certain to become the number-one guide in the field"–
    ISBN:9780525655688, “0525655670 : HRD”, “9780525655671 : HRD”

  • NEW 598.764 MONTGOMERY 2021
    Montgomery, Sy
    The hummingbirds’ gift : wonder, beauty, and renewal on wings
    Summary:"As one of the most beautiful and intriguing birds found in nature, hummingbirds fascinate people around the world. The lightest birds in the sky, hummingbirds are capable of incredible feats, such as flying backwards, diving at speeds of sixty-one MPH, and beating their wings more than sixty times a second. Miraculous creatures, they are also incredibly vulnerable when they first emerge from their eggs. That’s where Brenda Sherburn comes in. With tenderness and patience, she rescues abandoned hummingbirds and nurses them back to health until they can fly away and live in the wild. In The Hummingbird’s Gift, the extraordinary care that Brenda provides her peanut-sized patients is revealed and, in the process, shows us just how truly amazing hummingbirds are."–
    ISBN:1982176083, 9781982176082

  • NEW 612.0145 MASON 2021
    Mason, Christopher E.
    The next 500 years : engineering life to reach new worlds
    Summary:"Driven by a vision of colonizing other planets, Mason reveals unique insights into how the human body is altered during long-duration spaceflight & how genetic engineering can protect cells in space"–
    ISBN:“0262044404 : HRD”, “9780262044400 : HRD”

  • NEW 613.25 SMITH 2021
    Smith, Ian
    Fast burn! : the power of negative energy balance
    Summary:"A motivational diet plan to blast fat-and keep it off-by Ian K. Smith, M.D., the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Clean & Lean. New York Times bestselling author-and new anchor host of the syndicated television show The Doctors-Ian K. Smith, M.D.’s unique new plan takes intermittent fasting to the next level, combining the power of time-restricted eating with a detailed program that flips the body into a negative energy state, scorching fat on the way to weight loss and physical transformation. Many IF books leave readers to figure out what and how much they should eat during their feeding window, and even how long to fast each day. Smith knows that even readers highly motivated to change their weight and their health need marching orders, and they’re all here in Fast Burn!’s nine-week program. Dr. Ian believes in cleaner eating-forget perfect-and the two positively disruptive Jigsaw Weeks he works into his Fast Burn! program not only mix things up so Fast Burners stay on track, but introduce refreshing and less structured plant-based weeks to the program. Fast Burn! goes beyond the daily meal plan, but also includes simple and achievable exercises-with both gym and out-of-gym options-for every week as well as thirty-three recipes focusing on improved calorie quality, including the plan’s signature Burner Smoothie, to use throughout the three stages of the program"–
    ISBN:1250271584, 9781250271587, 9781250271594

  • NEW 613.7 BECHDEL 2021
    Bechdel, Alison
    The secret to superhuman strength
    Summary:"Comics and cultural superstar Alison Bechdel delivers a deeply layered story of her fascination, from childhood to adulthood, with every fitness craze to come down the pike: from Jack LaLanne in the 60s to the existential oddness of present-day spin class. Readers will see their athletic or semi-active pasts flash before their eyes through an ever-evolving panoply of running shoes, bicycles, skis, and sundry other gear. But the more Bechdel tries to improve herself, the more her self appears to be the thing in her way. She turns for enlightenment to Eastern philosophers and literary figures, including Beat writer Jack Kerouac, whose search for self-transcendence in the great outdoors appears in moving conversation with the authors own. This gifted artist and not-getting-any-younger exerciser comes to a soulful conclusion. The secret to superhuman strength lies not in six-pack abs, but in something much less clearly defined: facing her own non-transcendent but all-important interdependence with others." —
    ISBN:0544387651, 9780544387652

  • NEW 613.713 CURRENT 2021
    Current, Austin
    Science of Strength Training : Understand the Anatomy and Physiology to Transform Your Body
    ISBN:“0744026954 : PAP”, “9780744026955 : PAP”

  • NEW 614.59 LEWIS 2021
    Lewis, Michael
    The premonition : a pandemic story
    Summary:"For those who could read between the lines, the censored news out of China was terrifying. But the president insisted there was nothing to worry about. Fortunately, we are still a nation of skeptics. Fortunately, there are those among us who study pandemics and are willing to look unflinchingly at worst-case scenarios. Michael Lewis’s taut and brilliant nonfiction thriller pits a band of medical visionaries against the wall of ignorance that was the official response of the Trump administration to the outbreak of COVID-19. The characters you will meet in these pages are as fascinating as they are unexpected. A thirteen-year-old girl’s science project on transmission of an airborne pathogen develops into a very grown-up model of disease control. A local public-health officer uses her worm’s-eye view to see what the CDC misses, and reveals great truths about American society. A secret team of dissenting doctors, nicknamed the Wolverines, has everything necessary to fight the pandemic: brilliant backgrounds, world-class labs, prior experience with the pandemic scares of bird flu and swine flu…everything, that is, except official permission to implement their work. Michael Lewis is not shy about calling these people heroes for their refusal to follow directives that they know to be based on misinformation and bad science. Even the internet, as crucial as it is to their exchange of ideas, poses a risk to them. They never know for sure who else might be listening in"–
    ISBN:0393881555, 9780393881554

  • NEW 617.1 SALAMON 2021
    Salamon, Mark
    Does it hurt when I do this? : an irreverent guide to understanding injury prevention and rehabilitation
    Summary:"Mark Salamon integrates current scientific literature with his own twenty-five years of experience as a physical therapist to produce this humorous "owners manual" for the human body. Far from a dry guide, this entertaining read teaches readers how to maintain and restore good health, and can be referenced again and again when injuries arise"–
    ISBN:9781538149034, “1538149028 : HRD”, “9781538149027 : HRD”

  • NEW 618.9285882 MELMED 2021
    Melmed, Raun.
    Autism parent handbook : start with the end goal in mind
    ISBN:1949177661, 9781949177664

  • NEW 640.92 DREILINGER 2021
    Dreilinger, Danielle
    The secret history of home economics : how trailblazing women harnessed the power of home and changed the way we live
    Summary:"The surprising, often fiercely feminist, always fascinating, yet barely known, history of home economics. The term "home economics" may conjure traumatic memories of lopsided hand-sewn pillows or sunken cakes. But obscured by common conception is the story of the revolutionary science of better living. The field exploded opportunities for women in the twentieth century by reducing domestic work and providing jobs as professors, engineers, chemists, and businesspeople that were otherwise foreclosed. In The Secret History of Home Economics, Danielle Dreilinger traces the field’s history from small farms to the White House, from Victorian suffragists to Palo Alto techies. Home economics followed the currents of American culture even as it shaped them; Dreilinger brings forward the racism within the movement along with the strides taken by Black women who were influential leaders and innovators. She also looks at the personal lives of home economics’ women, as they chose being single, shared lives with women, or tried for egalitarian marriages. This groundbreaking and engaging history restores a maligned subject to its rightful importance"–
    ISBN:9781324004509, “1324004495 : HRD”, “9781324004493 : HRD”

  • NEW 641.5 LAWSON 2021
    Lawson, Nigella
    Cook, eat, repeat : ingredients, recipes and stories
    Summary:A combination of recipes intertwined with narrative essays about food and the rhythms and rituals of Lawson’s kitchen.
    ISBN:0063079542, 9780063079540

  • NEW 641.5 SENYEI 2021
    Senyei, Kelly
    The secret ingredient cookbook : 125 family-friendly recipes with surprisingly tasty twists
    Summary:"125 family-friendly recipes based on the author’s popular Just a Taste food site, with each recipe featuring a totally unexpected ingredient"–
    ISBN:0358353971, 9780358353973, 9780358354260

  • NEW 641.512 AMERICAS 2021
    America’s Test Kitchen (COR)
    The ultimate meal-prep cookbook : one grocery list. a week of meals. no waste
    Summary:"One Grocery List. A Week of Meals. No Waste"–
    ISBN:9781948703598, “1948703580 : PAP”, “9781948703581 : PAP”

  • NEW 641.5636 CHOU 2021
    Chou, Hsiao-Ching
    Vegetarian Chinese soul food : deliciously doable ways to cook greens, tofu, and other plant-based ingredients
    Summary:"75 recipes for enjoying this cuisine without meat. This book is structured with chapters for stir-fries, soups and braises, rice and noodles, dim sum, tofu and eggs, and sides"–
    ISBN:9781632173348, 9781632173331

  • NEW 641.59 BOURDAIN 2021
    Bourdain, Anthony
    World travel : an irreverent guide
    Summary:"A guide to some of the world’s most fascinating places, as seen and experienced by writer, television host, and relentlessly curious traveler Anthony Bourdain"–
    ISBN:0062802798, 9780062802798

  • NEW 641.815 JULLAPAT 2021
    Jullapat, Roxana
    Mother grains : recipes for the grain revolution
    Summary:"Roxana Jullapat knows that all-purpose flour is an easy route to success. But for cooks eager to use the new array of grains grown locally in the United States and their flours, she has more than eighty creations, many drawn from the familiar pastry case of cookies, cakes, scones, breads, and pies, only with an alternative, healthier kick. Organized around the eight "mother" grains-barley, buckwheat, corn, oats, rice, rye, sorghum, wheat-this cookbook bursts with the chewiness of rye chocolate chip cookies, the intensity of white cheddar cornmeal biscuits, and the rich earthiness of sorghum pecan pie. With recipes from corn polenta ice cream to shiitake mushroom, leek, and toasted barley soup, and enough variations to inspire a range of sweet and savory cooking, Mother Grains-featuring shopping and storing tips, essays on the history of each grain, and sunny step-by-step photos-should sit on any devoted baker’s shelf"–
    ISBN:1324003561, 9781324003564

  • NEW 645 HOWARD 2021
    Howard, Phoebe
    The principles of pretty rooms
    Summary:"The design world’s favorite Mrs. is back, with tried and true decor rules and classic strategies for creating pretty, charming, and timeless interiors. Celebrating warm, welcoming style, each chapter explores the color palettes, fabrics, and special little grace notes that make a room pretty. As always, Mrs. Howard delivers a range of inspiring examples, from pretty rooms in townhouses, beach houses, and country escapes to pretty-meets-grand-style in estates and manors. She also presents how-to-get-the-look advice, including favorite color combinations, fabric patterns, furnishings, and accessories that instantly transform a space"–
    ISBN:1419743856, 9781419743856

  • NEW 650.1 POLLAK 2021
    Pollak, Lindsey
    Recalculating : navigate your career through the changing world of work
    Summary:"A leading workplace expert provides an inspirational, practical, and forward-looking career playbook for recent grads, career changers, and transitioning professionals looking to thrive in today’s rapidly evolving workplace"–
    ISBN:9780063067714, “0063067706 : PAP”, “9780063067707 : PAP”

  • NEW 707.5 DE WAAL 2021
    De Waal, Edmund
    Letters to Camondo
    Summary:"Tragic family history told in a collection of imaginary letters to a famed collector, Moise de Camondo"–
    ISBN:0374603480, 9780374603489

  • NEW 720.956 OPEN 2021
    Sorkin, Michael (EDT)/ Sharp, Deen (EDT)/ Roy, Sara (FRW)
    Open Gaza : architectures of hope
    Summary:"The Gaza Strip is one of the most beleaguered envrionments on earth. Crammed into a space of 139 square miles (360 square kilometers), 1.8 million people live under an Israeli siege, enforcing conditions that continue to plummet to ever more unimaginabledepths of degradation and despair. Gaza, however, is more than an endless encyclopedia of depressing statistics. It is also a place of fortitude, resistance, and imagination; a context in which inhabitants go to remarkable lengths to create the ordinaryconditions of the everyday and to reject their exceptional status. Inspired by Gaza’s inhabitants, this book builds on the positive capabilities of Gazans. It brings together environmentalists, planners, activists, and scholars from Palestine and Israel,the US, the UK, India, and elsewhere to create hopeful interventions that imagine a better place for Gazans and Palestinians. Open Gaza engages the Gaza Strip within and beyond the logics of siege and warfare, it considers how life can be improved insidethe limitations imposed by the Israeli blockade, and outside the idiocy of violence and warfare"–
    ISBN:9781649030733, “1649030711 : HRD”, “9781649030719 : HRD”

  • NEW 737.4 YEOMAN 2022
    Yeoman, R. S.
    The official red book. A guide book of United States coins, 2022
    Summary:"The Official Red Book A Guide Book of United States Coins® is 75 years young and going strong. Since 1946 collectors around the country have loved the books grade-by-grade coin values, historical background, detailed specifications, high-resolution photographs, and accurate mintage data. How rare are your coins? How much are they worth? The 75th edition of the Red Book tells you, covering everything from early colonial copper tokens to hefty Old West silver dollars and dazzling gold coins. You’ll find 32,500+ prices and auction records for nearly 8,000 coins, tokens, medals, sets, and other collectibles. You’ll also round out your education in classic and modern commemoratives, Proof and Mint coins, error coins, Civil War tokens, Confederate coins, Philippine coins struck under U.S. sovereignty, private gold, all the latest National Park quarters, Native American dollars, American Innovation dollars, bullion coins (silver, gold, platinum, and palladium), and more." —
    ISBN:0794848915, 9780794848910

  • NEW 745.92 CRARY 2020
    Crary, Calvert
    Flower school : a practical guide to the art of flower arranging
    Summary:The executive director of FlowerSchool New York draws on master-level classes to instruct readers on everything from flower selection and conditioning to the secrets of seasonal arrangements that complement a variety of occasions.
    ISBN:“0762471468 : HRD”, “9780762471461 : HRD”

  • NEW 787.2 ATTLEE 2021
    Attlee, Helena
    Lev’s Violin : A Story of Music, Culture and Italian Adventure
    ISBN:“1643137204 : HRD”, “9781643137209 : HRD”

  • NEW 796.42 DANIELS 2021
    Daniels, Jack
    Daniels’ running formula
    Summary:"This book is for dedicated runners and running coaches. The first section of this edition presents general training information, considerations, and options that can contribute to the success of all runners, particularly how to determine optimal training intensity based on their own characteristics and goals. The second section then provides training advice and event- and distance-specific programs for those who participate in competitions"–
    ISBN:1718203667, 9781718203662, 9781718203686, 9781718203679

  • NEW 796.522 GAGNE 2020
    Gagne, Ty
    The last traverse : tragedy and resilience in the winter Whites
    Summary:On a mountain, somewhere above treeline, in some of the coldest and worst winter conditions imaginable, two men lie unconscious in the snow as explosive winds batter the nearby summits. In The Last Traverse; Tragedy and Resilience in the Winter Whites, Ty Gagne masterfully lays out the events that led up to an epic and legendary rescue attempt in severe and dangerous winter conditions in the White Mountains of New Hampshire. More than a cautionary tale, it is a tribute to all the volunteers and professionals who willingly put themselves in harm’s way to save lives. This is a must read for anyone who hikes the Whites.
    ISBN:1734930837, 9781734930832

  • NEW 796.522092 SYNNOTT 2021
    Synnott, Mark
    The third pole : mystery, obsession, and death on Mount Everest
    Summary:"Veteran climber Mark Synnott never planned on climbing Mount Everest, but a hundred-year mystery lured him into an expedition–and an awesome history of passionate adventure, chilling tragedy, and human aspiration unfolded"–
    ISBN:152474557X, 9781524745578

  • NEW 808.027 MLA 2021
    Modern Language Association of America (COR)
    MLA handbook
    Summary:"The ninth edition of the MLA Handbook is a textbook and reference guide that offers student writers and writing instructors guidance on creating works-cited-list entries in MLA style using the template of core elements. It features advice on punctuation,grammar, inclusive language, formatting research papers, and in-text citations. Includes an appendix of sample works-cited-list entries, illustrations, and an index"–
    ISBN:9781603293532, 9781603293525, “1603293515 : PAP”, “9781603293518 : PAP”

  • NEW 808.3872 MYSTERY 2021
    Mystery Writers of America (COR)/ Child, Lee (EDT)
    How to Write a Mystery : A Handbook from Mystery Writers of America
    ISBN:“1982149434 : HRD”, “9781982149437 : HRD”

  • NEW 814.6 KUSHNER 2021
    Kushner, Rachel
    The hard crowd : essays 2000-2020
    Summary:A career-spanning anthology of essays on politics and culture by the best-selling author of The Flamethrowers includes entries discussing a Palestinian refugee camp, an illegal Baja Peninsula motorcycle race, and the 1970s Fiat factory wildcat strikes.
    ISBN:1982157690, 9781982157692

  • NEW 824.914 DISKI 2020
    Diski, Jenny.
    Why didn’t you just do what you were told? : essays
    Summary:Jenny Diski was a fearless writer, for whom no subject was too difficult, even her own diagnosis with cancer. Her columns in the London Review of Books — selected here by her editor and friend Mary-Kay Wilmers, ranged from subjects as various as happiness, social psychology, self-absorption and cats — have been described as ‘virtuoso performances’, and ‘small masterpieces’.
    ISBN:“1526621908 (hardback)”, “9781526621900 (hardback)”

  • NEW 917.504 DOUGLAS 2021
    Douglas, Deborah D.
    Moon U.S. civil rights trail : a traveler’s guide to the people, places, and events that made the movement
    Summary:"The U.S. Civil Rights Trail offers a vivid glimpse into the story of Black America’s fight for freedom and equality. From eye-opening landmarks to celebrations of triumph over adversity, experience a tangible piece of history with Moon U.S. Civil RightsTrail. Includes flexible itineraries, historic civil rights sites, the culture of the movement, expert insight, travel tools, and detailed coverage of Charleston, Atlanta, Selma to Montgomery, Birmingham, Jackson, the Mississippi Delta, Little Rock, Memphis, Nashville, Raleigh, Durham, Virginia, and Washington DC"–
    ISBN:“1640499156 : PAP”, “9781640499157 : PAP”

  • NEW 917.53 FODORS 2021
    Fodor’s Travel Guides
    Fodor’s Washington D.C.
    ISBN:1640973540, 9781640973541

  • NEW 940.531832 BATALION 2021
    Batalion, Judith
    The light of days : the untold story of women resistance fighters in Hitler’s ghettos
    Summary:"Witnesses to the brutal murder of their families and neighbors and the violent destruction of their communities, a cadre of Jewish women in Poland–some still in their teens–helped transform the Jewish youth groups into resistance cells to fight the Nazis. With courage, guile, and nerves of steel, these "ghetto girls" paid off Gestapo guards, hid revolvers in loaves of bread and jars of marmalade, and helped build systems of underground bunkers. They flirted with German soldiers, bribed them with wine, whiskey, and home cooking, used their Aryan looks to seduce them, and shot and killed them. They bombed German train lines and blew up a town’s water supply. They also nursed the sick and taught children. Yet the exploits of these courageous resistance fighters have remained virtually unknown. As propulsive and thrilling as Hidden Figures, In the Garden of Beasts, Band of Brothers, and A Train in Winter, The Light of Days at last tells the true story of these incredible women whose courageous yet little-known feats have been eclipsed by time. Judy Batalion–the granddaughter of Polish Holocaust survivors–takes us back to 1939 and introduces us to Renia Kukielka, a weapons smuggler and messenger who risked death traveling across occupied Poland on foot and by train. Joining Renia are other women who served as couriers, armed fighters, intelligence agents, and saboteurs, all who put their lives in mortal danger to carry out their missions. Batalion follows these women through the savage destruction of the ghettos, arrest and internment in Gestapo prisons and concentration camps, and for a lucky few–like Renia, who orchestrated her own audacious escape from a brutal Nazi jail–into the late 20th century and beyond. Powerful and inspiring, featuring twenty black-and-white photographs, The Light of Days is an unforgettable true tale of war, the fight for freedom, exceptional bravery, female friendship, and survival in the face of staggering odds."–Amazon.
    ISBN:0062874217, 9780062874214

  • NEW 940.5347 MCMEEKIN 2021
    McMeekin, Sean
    Stalin’s war : a new history of World War II
    Summary:"Drawing on ambitious new research in European and U.S. archives, Stalin’s War revolutionizes our understanding of World War II by moving its epicenter to the east. Hitler’s genocidal ambition may have helped unleash Armageddon, but as McMeekin shows, the war that emerged in Europe in August 1939 was the one Stalin wanted, not Hitler. So, too, was the Pacific war of 1941-1945 the direct result of Stalin’s maneuverings, which he orchestrated to unleash the furies of war between capitalist powers Japan and the U.S. This groundbreaking reassessment of the Second World War elucidates Stalin’s conquest of most of Eurasia, from Berlin to Beijing, for Communism"–
    ISBN:1541672798, 9781541672796

  • NEW 940.541273 BROWN 2021
    Brown, Daniel James
    Facing the mountain : a true story of Japanese American heroes in World War II
    Summary:"A gripping World War II saga of patriotism and courage: the special Japanese-American Army unit that overcame brutal odds in Europe; their families, incarcerated in camps back home; and a young man who refused to surrender his constitutional rights, even if it meant imprisonment. They came from across the continent and Hawaii. Their parents taught them to embrace both their Japanese heritage and the ways of their American homeland. They faced bigotry, yet they believed in their bright futures as American citizens. But within days of Pearl Harbor, the FBI was ransacking their houses and locking up their fathers. Within months many would themselves be living in internment camps. Facing the Mountain is an unforgettable chronicle of war-time America and the battlefields of Europe. Based on Daniel James Brown’s extensive interviews with the families of the protagonists as well as deep archival research, it portrays the kaleidoscopic journey of four Japanese-American families and their sons, who volunteered for 442nd Regimental Combat Team and were deployed to France, Germany, and Italy, where they were asked to do the near impossible. But this is more than a war story. Brown also tells the story of these soldiers’ parents, immigrants who were forced to shutter the businesses, surrender their homes, and submit to life in concentration camps on U.S. soil. Woven throughout is the chronicle of a brave young man, one of a cadre of patriotic resisters who stood up against their government in defense of their own rights. Whether fighting on battlefields or in courtrooms, these were Americans under unprecedented strain, doing what Americans do best–striving, resisting, pushing back, rising up, standing on principle, laying down their lives, and enduring"–
    ISBN:0525557407, 9780525557401

  • NEW 940.544973 GLADWELL 2021
    Gladwell, Malcolm
    The Bomber Mafia : a dream, a temptation, and the longest night of the second World War
    Summary:"Malcolm Gladwell weaves together the stories of a Dutch genius and his homemade computer, a band of brothers in central Alabama, a British psychopath, and pyromaniacal chemists at Harvard to examine one of the greatest moral challenges in modern American history. Most military thinkers in the years leading up to World War II saw the airplane as an afterthought. But a small band of idealistic strategists had a different view. This ‘Bomber Mafia’ asked: What if precision bombing could, just by taking out critical choke points — industrial or transportation hubs — cripple the enemy and make war far less lethal? In his podcast, Revisionist History, Gladwell re-examines moments from the past and asks whether we got it right the first time. In The Bomber Mafia, he steps back from the bombing of Tokyo, the deadliest night of the war, and asks, "Was it worth it?" The attack was the brainchild of General Curtis LeMay, whose brutal pragmatism and scorched-earth tactics in Japan cost thousands of civilian lives, but may have spared more by averting a planned US invasion. Things might have gone differently had LeMay’s predecessor, General Haywood Hansell, remained in charge. As a key member of the Bomber Mafia, Haywood’s theories of precision bombing had been foiled by bad weather, enemy jet fighters, and human error. When he and Curtis LeMay squared off for a leadership handover in the jungles of Guam, LeMay emerged victorious, leading to the darkest night of World War II. The Bomber Mafia is a riveting tale of persistence, innovation, and the incalculable wages of war." —
    ISBN:0316296619, 9780316296618

  • NEW 949.12 EGILL BJARNASON 2021
    Egill Bjarnason
    How Iceland changed the world : the big history of a small island
    Summary:Provides a tour of the history of Iceland, from the time a Viking captain ran aground there 1,200 years ago to the pivotal role it played during the French Revolution, the moon landing, and the foundation of Israel.
    ISBN:0143135880, 9780143135883

  • NEW 956.94 TISHBY 2021
    Tishby, Noa
    Israel : a simple guide to the most misunderstood country on Earth
    Summary:"A personal, spirited, and concise chronological timeline spanning from Biblical times to today that explores one of the most fascinating countries in the world-Israel"–
    ISBN:“1982144939 (hbk.)”, “9781982144937 (hbk.)”

  • NEW 971.91 CASTNER 2021
    Castner, Brian
    Stampede : gold fever and disaster in the Klondike
    Summary:"A gripping and wholly original account of the epic human tragedy that was the great Klondike Gold Rush of 1897-1898"–
    ISBN:0385544502, 9780385544504

  • NEW 974.461 BAGLEY 2021
    Bagley, Joseph M.
    Boston’s oldest buildings and where to find them
    Summary:"A guidebook for Boston’s 50 oldest buildings. Written in a conversational manner that does not bog the reader down in technical jargon, but allows them to see the history of Boston through the lens of its oldest structures while appreciating decades of efforts to preserve its built environment"–
    ISBN:9781684580408, “1684580390 : PAP”, “9781684580392 : PAP”