New Nonfiction

Calmer, easier, happier boys : bringing out the best in boys at home and at school

Mon, 01/22/2018 - 08:17
by Janis-Norton, Noël,
Publisher Yellow Kite Books, Hodder & Stoughton Ltd, 2016. ©2015.
xii, 385 pages ; 20 cm.
Call Number 649.132 JAN
Summary Parenting expert Noel Janis-Norton gives you simple steps to deal with the unique challenges and joys of raising motivated, cooperative and confident boys. Using the foolproof techniques that have been developed over many years of working with families, Noel shows parents how to get back in charge.

Rich man, poor man : a memoir

Sun, 01/21/2018 - 17:15
by Nolte, Nick,
Publisher William Morrow, 2015.
pages cm
Call Number XX(1652093.2)

Heal your mind : your prescription for wholeness through medicine, affirmations, and intuition

Fri, 01/19/2018 - 08:04
by Schulz, Mona Lisa,
Publisher Hay House, 2017. ©2016
354 pages ; 23 cm
Call Number 615.8528 SCH
Summary Many of us grapple with how to stay happy, calm, and depression-free in a world that seems to get more complex by the minute. How do we keep our wits about us and our memory intact, and remain spiritually tuned in, when our brains and bodies are bombarded with information from so many sources-friends, family, work, media, the Internet-to say nothing of the chemicals and other influences we take in from our environment? This follow-up to the beloved resource All Is Well offers answers. Heal Your Mind continues the three-pronged healing approach that Dr. Mona Lisa Schulz and Louise Hay pioneered together, extending it to conditions, processes, and disorders of the mind including memory, learning disability, addiction, anxiety, and depression. In-depth case studies from the All Is Well Clinic delve into interventions with real patients, where Dr. Mona Lisa uses intuition to pinpoint issues and she and Louise discuss the medical solutions and affirmations that can help restore well-being.

Colleges that pay you back.

Fri, 01/19/2018 - 05:04
by Princeton Review (Firm)
Publisher Random House, LLC, a Penguin Random House Company, [2015-]
Call Number 378.73 COL 2018

Physicians' untold stories : miraculous experiences doctors are hesitant to share with their patients, or anyone!

Thu, 01/18/2018 - 08:01
by Kolbaba, Scott J.
Publisher CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform, 2016.
xiii, 225 pages ; 22 cm
Call Number 133.9 KOL

Sams Teach Yourself 5.0 in 24 Hours

Tue, 01/16/2018 - 04:54
by Fritz, Jeffrey T.
Publisher Pearson P T R 2016
600 p. ;
Call Number XX(1579152.2)


Tue, 01/16/2018 - 04:54
by Garfield, Simon,
Publisher Canongate, 2016. ©2016
349 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Call Number 529 GAR
Summary "Not so long ago we timed our lives by the movement of the sun. These days our time arrives atomically and insistently, and our lives are propelled by the notion that we will never have enough of the one thing we crave the most. How have we come to be dominated by something so arbitrary? The compelling stories in this book explore our obsessions with time. An Englishman arrives back from Calcutta but refuses to adjust his watch. Beethoven has his symphonic wishes ignored. A moment of war is frozen forever. The timetable arrives by steam train. A woman designs a ten-hour clock and reinvents the calendar. Roger Bannister becomes stuck in the same four minutes forever. A British watchmaker competes with mighty Switzerland. And a prince attempts to stop time in its tracks. Timekeepers is a vivid exploration of the ways we have perceived, contained and saved time over the last 250 years, narrated in Simon Garfield's typically inventive and entertaining style. As managing time becomes one of the greatest challenges we face in our lives, this multi-layered history helps us understand it in a sparkling new light."--Dust jacket flap.

Blood brother : Jonathan Daniels and his sacrifice for civil rights

Sat, 01/13/2018 - 13:40
by Wallace, Rich
Publisher Calkins Creek, an imprint of Highlights, [2016] ©2016
First edition.
352 pages : illustrations ; 27 cm
Call Number 973.92092 WAL
Summary "Jonathan Daniels, a white seminary student from New Hampshire, traveled to Selma, Alabama, in 1965 to help with voter registration of black residents. After the voting rights marches, he remained in Alabama, in the area known as "Bloody Lowndes," an extremely dangerous area for white freedom fighters, to assist civil rights workers. Five months later, Jonathan Daniels was shot and killed while saving the life of Ruby Sales, a black teenager. Through Daniels's poignant letters, papers, photographs, and taped interviews, authors Rich Wallace and Sandra Neil Wallace explore what led Daniels to the moment of his death, the trial of his murderer, and how these events helped reshape both the legal and political climate of Lowndes County and the nation."--Publisher's website.

Zika : the emerging epidemic

Sat, 01/13/2018 - 13:40
by McNeil, Donald G., Jr.,
Publisher W.W. Norton & Company, [2016]
First edition.
203 pages : illustrations, maps ; 22 cm
Call Number 614.5 MCN
Summary An exploration of Zika's origins, how it's spreading, the race for a cure, and what we can do to protect ourselves now.

When Christ appears : an inspirational experience through Revelation

Sun, 01/07/2018 - 22:16
by Jeremiah, David, 1941-
Publisher Worthy Publishing, 2016.
243 pages ; 21 cm.
Call Number 228.077 JER

Einstein's greatest mistake : a biography

Sun, 01/07/2018 - 10:14
by Bodanis, David,
Publisher Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2016. ©2016
xiv, 280 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Call Number B EINSTEIN
Summary A portrait of Albert Einstein shares critical insights into both the genius and hubris of modern physics, linking Einstein's popular downfall through the final decades of his life to the same imagination and self-confidence that ignited his early successes.

Hornet 33 : memoir of a combat helicopter pilot in Vietnam

Fri, 01/05/2018 - 07:05
by Denny, Ed, 1946-
Publisher McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers, [2016]
viii, 281 pages : illustrations, maps ; 23 cm
Call Number 959.7043092 DEN
Summary "This memoir of an aircraft commander in the 116th Assault Helicopter Company--"The Hornets"--relates his experience of the Vietnam War from 1970 to 1971. From supporting the 25th Infantry Division's invasion of Cambodia, to flying the lead aircraft in the 101st Airmobile Division's pivotal Operation Lam Son 719 invasion of Laos, the author recounts the events"--

Beyond the high blue air : a memoir

Thu, 01/04/2018 - 07:00
by Spinney, Lu,
Publisher Catapult, [2016] ©2016
258 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
Call Number 616.849 SPI
Summary Lu Spinney's memoir Beyond the High Blue Air is at once a portrait of the fearlessness of familial love and the profound dilemma posed by modern medicine. When Spinney's twenty-nine-year-old son, Miles, flies up on his snowboard, and lands hard on the ice and falls into a coma. Thus begins the erratic loss - Miles first in a coma and then trapped in a fluctuating state of minimal consciousness - that unravels over the next five years. Spinney, her husband, and three other children put their lives on hold to tend to Miles at various hospitals and finally in a care home. They hold out hope that he will be returned to them. With blunt precision, Spinney chronicles her family's intimate experience.

God's wolf : the life of the most notorious of all crusaders, scourge of Saladin

Thu, 01/04/2018 - 07:00
by Lee, Jeffrey, 1966-
Publisher W.W. Norton & Company, 2017.
First American edition.
332 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color), map ; 25 cm
Call Number 956.014 LEE
Summary In a 2010 terrorist plot, Al-Qaeda hid a bomb in a FedEx shipment addressed to Reynald de Chatillon, a knight who had died centuries ago in the crusades. A reviled figure in Islamic history, often portrayed as the very epitome of brutality, Reynald remains as controversial--and as vividly present in the minds of many in the Middle East--as the story of the crusades themselves. An epic saga set in the midst of a violent clash of civilizations, God's Wolf tells the story of Reynald's staggering rise from lowly soldier to prince of Antioch, one of the crusader kingdoms in the Near East. Jeffrey Lee argues that, despite his brutality, Reynald was a strong military leader and an effective statesman who defended his kingdom against attacks from Byzantines, Armenians, and Muslims. A tale of faith, fanaticism, and brutality, God's Wolf is the fascinating story of an exceptional crusader and a provocative reinterpretation of the crusader era--

Home decor cheat sheets : need-to-know stuff for stylish living

Tue, 01/02/2018 - 18:51
by Probus, Jessica,
Publisher Ulysses Press, [2016]
127 pages : color illustrations ; 19 x 24 cm
Call Number 645 PRO

Milk and honey

Tue, 01/02/2018 - 06:51
by Kaur, Rupi,
Publisher Andrews McMeel Publishing, [2015] ©2015
204 pages : illustrations ; 20 cm
Call Number 811.6 KAU
Summary Milk and honey is a collection of poetry and prose about survival. About the experience of violence, abuse, love, loss, and femininity. The book is divided into four chapters, and each chapter serves a different purpose. Deals with a different pain. Heals a different heartache. Milk and honey takes readers through a journey of the most bitter moments in life and finds sweetness in them because there is sweetness everywhere if you are just willing to look.

The courage to take command : leadership lessons from a military trailblazer

Tue, 01/02/2018 - 03:51
by Morgenthaler, Jill,
Publisher McGraw-Hill, [2015]
xx, 187 pages ; 24 cm
Call Number XX(1449894.4)
Summary "A trailblazing female colonel in the U.S. Army shares unique and powerful leadership lessons to help you forge your own path to success. Drawing from her personal experience during nearly three decades of service in combat in some of the world's most dangerous war zones, Col. Morgenthaler provides strategies and tactics that will help both men and women develop an authentic brand of leadership and succeed at all levels of an organization. She gives readers what they need to know to follow through with their vision, inspire their team, and execute their mission--despite seemingly overwhelming obstacles. Colonel Jill Morgenthaler served in the U.S. Army as a military intelligence commander in the DMZ in South Korea and Germany (West Berlin), after which she served for 25 years in the Army Reserves, conducting military intelligence operations, psychological operations, humanitarian operations, and civil affairs. She earned the Bronze Star in Iraq. She is now a professional speaker."--

American revolutions : a continental history, 1750-1804

Sun, 12/31/2017 - 06:32
by Taylor, Alan, 1955-
Publisher W.W. Norton & Company, [2016] ©2016
First edition.
xvii, 681 pages : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm
Call Number 973.3 TAY
Summary The American Revolution is often portrayed as a high-minded, orderly event whose capstone, the Constitution, provided the ideal framework for a democratic, prosperous nation. Alan Taylor, two-time winner of the Pulitzer Prize, gives us a different creation story in this magisterial history of the nation's founding. Rising out of the continental rivalries of European empires and their native allies, Taylor's Revolution builds like a ground fire overspreading Britain's mainland colonies, fueled by local conditions, destructive, hard to quell. Conflict ignited on the frontier, where settlers clamored to push west into Indian lands against British restrictions, and in the seaboard cities, where commercial elites mobilized riots and boycotts to resist British tax policies. When war erupted, Patriot crowds harassed Loyalists and nonpartisans into compliance with their cause. Brutal guerrilla violence flared all along the frontier from New York to the Carolinas, fed by internal divisions as well as the clash with Britain. Taylor skillfully draws France, Spain, and native powers into a comprehensive narrative of the war that delivers the major battles, generals, and common soldiers with insight and power. With discord smoldering in the fragile new nation through the 1780s, nationalist leaders such as James Madison and Alexander Hamilton sought to restrain unruly state democracies and consolidate power in a Federal Constitution. Assuming the mantle of "We the People," the advocates of national power ratified the new frame of government. But their opponents prevailed in the presidency of Thomas Jefferson, whose vision of a western "empire of liberty" aligned with the long-standing, expansive ambitions of frontier settlers. White settlement and black slavery spread west, setting the stage for a civil war that nearly destroyed the union created by the founders.

CCNA routing and switching complete study guide

Sun, 12/31/2017 - 06:32
by Lammle, Todd,
Publisher Sybex, a Wiley brand, [2016] ©2016
Second edition.
lxv, 1069 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Call Number 004.6 CCN

Evicted : poverty and profit in the American city

Thu, 12/28/2017 - 15:20
by Desmond, Matthew,
Publisher B\D\W\Y, Broadway Books, [2017] ©2016
First paperback edition.
xviii, 422 pages ; 21 cm
Call Number 339.46 DES
Summary "In this powerful work of narrative nonfiction, Desmond documents the months he spent living alongside tenants and landlords in Milwaukee, exploring the issues of poverty and homelessness in a segregated city. Taking readers on a journey into the daily lives of families facing eviction, sometimes repeatedly, the author creates a compelling and heartbreaking work that leaves readers wondering how we got here and what we can do to help."-- "In Evicted, Harvard sociologist and MacArthur "Genius" Matthew Desmond follows eight families in Milwaukee as they each struggle to keep a roof over their heads ... Evicted transforms our understanding of poverty and economic exploitation while providing fresh ideas for solving one of twenty-first-century America's most devastating problems. Its unforgettable scenes of hope and loss remind us of the centrality of home, without which nothing else is possible."--Cover.