New Nonfiction

Cheer up love : adventures in depression with the crab of hate.

Wed, 05/24/2017 - 06:37
by Calman, Susan,
Publisher Two Roads 2017. ©2016
262 pages ; 20 cm.
Call Number 616.8527 CAL
Summary "Susan Calman is a well-known comedian and writer who has appeared on countless radio and television programmes, and this is her very personal memoir of how, after many years and with a lot of help and talking, she has embraced her dark side and realised that she can be the most joyous sad person you'll ever meet. Cheer Up Love is funny, poignant and (hopefully) informative. It's always good to talk."--

The global novel : writing the world in the 21st century

Wed, 05/24/2017 - 06:37
by Kirsch, Adam, 1976-
Publisher Columbia Global Reports, [2016] ©2016
105 pages : map ; 19 cm
Call Number 809 KIR

The Pivot: The Future of American Statecraft in Asia

Wed, 05/24/2017 - 06:37
by Campbell, Kurt
Publisher Twelve 20160607
Call Number XX(1627287.1)

Un-American : the incarceration of Japanese Americans during World War II

Wed, 05/24/2017 - 06:37
by Cahan, Richard,
Publisher CityFiles Press, 2016. ©2016
First edition.
240 pages : illustrations, map ; 28 cm
Call Number XX(1612479.3)
Summary In 1942 more than 109,000 Japanese Americans, including 70,000 U.S. citizens, were picked up and sent to incarceration centers, most for the duration of the war. It was the shame of America-- and it was documented on film. Cahan and Williams provide a visual history which includes interviews with many of the people reflecting on their experiences.

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

Tue, 05/23/2017 - 09:34
by Probus, Jessica,
Publisher Ulysses Press, [2016]
127 pages : color illustrations ; 19 x 24 cm
Call Number 645 PRO

Milk and honey

Tue, 05/23/2017 - 00:29
by Kaur, Rupi,
Publisher Andrews McMeel Publishing, [2015] ©2015
204 pages : illustrations ; 20 cm
Call Number XX(1587971.7)
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.

Television series of the 1970s : essential facts and quirky details

Tue, 05/23/2017 - 00:29
by Terrace, Vincent, 1948-
Publisher Rowman & Littlefield, 2017.
pages cm
Call Number XX(1612884.2)

Whereas : poems

Tue, 05/23/2017 - 00:29
by Dunn, Stephen, 1939-
Publisher W. W. Norton & Company, [2016] ©2017
xi, 61 pages ; 22 cm
Call Number XX(1619301.3)

Buffering : unshared tales of a life fully loaded

Sun, 05/21/2017 - 12:25
by Hart, Hannah, 1986-
Publisher Dey St., [2016] ©2016
First edition.
xiii, 256 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm
Call Number 818.6 HAR
Summary As a professional Internet personality, Hannah Hart spends a lot of time walking the line between public and private. Here, she shares stories from her life that have taken her time to process, in the hope that it will help readers do some internal processing of their own--

Once a saint : an actor's memoir

Sun, 05/21/2017 - 12:25
by Ogilvy, Ian, 1943-
Publisher Constable, 2016.
310 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, portraits ; 24 cm
Call Number 791.45028 OGI
Summary According to the Daily Mail Ian Ogilvy was 'the undisputed star of 1970s TV as the dashing Simon Templar in Return Of The Saint'. The show turned him into a household name, causing him to be touted as the next James Bond. From a liberal upbringing in post-war Britain, boarding school escapades and life at RADA, Ogilvy enjoyed an acting career spanning more than fifty years, including TV show Upstairs, Downstairs and films Witchfinder General, No Sex Please: We're British and Death Becomes Her. His story plays host to a spectacular all-star cast including Boris Karloff, Hayley Mills, Penelope Keith, Derek Nimmo, Timothy Dalton, Derek Jacobi and Meryl Streep, and Ogilvy gives a vivid account from behind the scenes of the Golden Age of television and film. Once a Saint is an amusing and unvarnished story: a tremendously endearing tale from a working actor. His story is modest and endlessly charming, told in such a way that opens a reader's heart to him.

Redemption at Hacksaw Ridge : the gripping true story that inspired the movie

Sun, 05/21/2017 - 12:25
by Herndon, Booton
Publisher Remnant Publications, [2016]
199 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Call Number XX(1605140.5)
Summary The men of the 77th Infantry Division couldn't fathom why Private Desmond T. Doss would venture into the horrors of World War II without a single weapon to defend himself. They called him a coward, but the soft--spoken medic insisted that his mission was to heal, not kill. Herndon shares the story of how Doss became the first conscientious objector to receive the Medal of Honor.

The Bible for grown-ups : a new look at the good book

Sun, 05/21/2017 - 12:25
by Loveday, Simon, 1949-
Publisher Icon Books Ltd, 2016. ©2016
xv, 285 pages : illustrations, maps ; 21 cm
Call Number 220.6 LOV
Summary 'The Bible for Grown-Ups' neither requires, nor rejects, belief. It sets out to help intelligent adults make sense of the Bible - a book that is too large to swallow whole, yet too important in our history and culture to spit out. Why do the creation stories in Genesis contradict each other? Did the Exodus really happen? Was King David a historical figure? Why is Matthew's account of the birth of Jesus so different from Luke's? Why was St Paul so rude about St Peter?

Toussaint Louverture : a revolutionary life

Sun, 05/21/2017 - 12:25
by Girard, Philippe R.,
Publisher Basic Books, [2016]
340 pages ; illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Summary "Toussaint Louverture's life was one of hardship, triumph, and contradiction. It began on Saint-Domingue, the richest colony in the Western Hemisphere, where he witnessed first-hand the torture of the enslaved population. Yet he managed to earn his freedom and establish himself as a small-scale planter. He even purchased slaves of his own. In Toussaint Louverture, Philippe Girard tells the incredible tale of how Louverture transformed himself from lowly freedman to revolutionary hero. Working as a coachman for his wealthy, white owners, Louverture traveled across Saint-Domingue, building a network among slaves and free blacks that would form the basis of the slave revolt he engineered in 1791. What followed was a decade of unprecedented bloodletting: about 200,000 people in the colony of Saint-Domingue were killed in battle or murdered. By 1801, Louverture was general and governor of the colony, now called Haiti. But his lifelong quest to be accepted as a member of the French colonial elite ended in despair: in 1802, on Napoleon's orders, he was exiled to France, where he spent the last year of his life in a prison cell. Ten years in the making, Toussaint Louverture is based on extensive archival research in France, Britain, Spain, the United States, and the Caribbean. The book contains many revelations about Louverture's life, from a previously unknown first marriage to the circumstances of his manumission, his exact role in the outbreak of the 1791 Haitian slave revolt, his actions as governor of France's richest colony, and the tragic nature of his death"--Provided by publisher.

A path to peace : a brief history of Israeli-Palestinian negotiations and a way forward in the Middle East

Sun, 05/21/2017 - 06:24
by Mitchell, George J. (George John), 1933-
Publisher Simon & Schuster, 2016.
First Simon & Schuster hardcover edition.
x, 258 pages ; 22 cm
Call Number 956.94054 MIT
Summary Finally, a way forward in the Middle East: The answer to why Israel and Palestine's attempts at negotiation have failed and a practical roadmap for bringing peace to this complicated, troubled region. George Mitchell knows how to bring peace to troubled regions. He was the primary architect of the 1998 Good Friday Agreement for peace in Northern Ireland. But when he served as US Special Envoy for Middle East Peace from 2009 to 2011--working to end the Israeli-Palestinian conflict--diplomacy did not prevail. Now, for the first time, Mitchell offers his insider account of how the Israelis and the Palestinians have progressed (and regressed) in their negotiations through the years and outlines the specific concessions each side must make to finally achieve lasting peace. This unflinching look at why the peace process has failed, and what must happen for it to succeed, is an important, essential, and valuable read--

Grace, not perfection : embracing simplicity, celebrating joy

Sun, 05/21/2017 - 06:24
by Ley, Emily,
Publisher Thomas Nelson, [2016]
xiii, 226 pages : color illustrations ; 21 cm
Call Number 248.843 LEY
Summary "As a busy wife, new mother, business owner, and designer, Emily Ley came to a point when she suddenly realized she couldn't do it all. She needed to simplify her life, organize her days, and prioritize the priorities. She decided to hold herself to a standard of grace rather than perfection. This mantra led to the creation of her bestselling Simplified Planner®, a favorite among busy women everywhere--from mamas to executives and everywhere in between. Grace, Not Perfection takes this message from a daily planner to an inspirational book that encourages women to simplify and prioritize. Designed with Emily Ley's signature aesthetic, this book gives women tangible ways to simplify their lives to give space to what matters most. With a focus on faith, Emily reminds readers that God abundantly pours out grace on us--and that surely we can extend grace to ourselves. Have you been told you can have it all, only to end up exhausted and occasionally out of sorts with the people you love? Are you ready for a new way of seeing your time? Learn to live a little more simply. Hold yourself and those you love to a more life-giving standard in Grace Not Perfection, and allow that grace to seep into your days, your family, and your heart."

Skinnytaste fast and slow : knockout quick-fix and slow cooker recipes

Sun, 05/21/2017 - 06:24
by Homolka, Gina,
Publisher Clarkson Potter/Publishers, [2016]
First edition.
304 pages : color illustrations ; 26 cm
Call Number 641.5884 HOM
Summary Shares over one hundred recipes for dishes that are easy to prep, whether for cooking in the oven, on the stovetop or in a slow cooker, including such options as Korean-style beef tacos, pizza-stuffed chicken roll-ups, and peach-strawberry crumble.

The beautiful country and the Middle Kingdom : America and China, 1776 to the present

Sun, 05/21/2017 - 06:24
by Pomfret, John, 1959-
Publisher Henry Holt and Company, 2016. ©2016
First Edition.
x, 693 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color), maps ; 25 cm
Call Number 327.73051 POM
Summary "A narrative account of the relationship between the U.S. and China from the Revolutionary War to the present day. Our relationship with China remains one of the most complex and rapidly evolving, and is perhaps one of the most important to our nation's future. Here, John Pomfret, the author of the bestselling Chinese Lessons, takes us deep into these two countries' shared history, and illuminates in vibrant, stunning detail every major event, relationship, and ongoing development that has affected diplomacy between these two booming, influential nations. We meet early American missionaries and chart their influence in China, and follow a group of young Chinese students who enroll in American universities, eager to soak up Western traditions. We witness firsthand major and devastating events like the Boxer Rebellion, and the rise of Mao. We examine both nations' involvement in world events, such as World War I and II. Pomfret takes the myriad historical milestones of two of the world's most powerful nations and turns them into one fluid, fascinating story, leaving us with a nuanced understanding of where these two nations stand in relation to one another, and the rest of the world"--

The drone memos : targeted killing, secrecy, and the law

Sun, 05/21/2017 - 06:24
by Jaffer, Jameel,
Publisher The New Press, 2016.
328 pages ; 22 cm
Call Number 344.7305325 DRO
Summary "The Drone Memos...collects and explains the legal documents underlying the Obama administration's hugely controversial program of remote-control assassination. Jameel Jaffer led the ACLU legal team that sued for the release of these documents. In The Drone Memos, he compiles the legal memos, white papers, and government speeches that, taken together, ratified and even expanded the Bush administration's "war on terror"..."--

The unsettlers : in search of the good life in today's America

Sun, 05/21/2017 - 06:24
by Sundeen, Mark, 1970-
Publisher Riverhead Books, 2016. ©2016
324 pages ; 24 cm
Call Number 640 SUN
Summary A work of immersive journalism steeped in a distinctively American social history and sparked by a personal quest, The Unsettlers traces the search for the simple life through the stories of three families of new pioneers and what inspired each of them to look for--or create--a better existence. Captivating and clear-eyed, it dares us to imagine what a sustainable, ethical, authentic future might actually look like--

Unprecedented : the election that changed everything

Sun, 05/21/2017 - 06:24
by Lake, Thomas (Journalist),
Publisher Melcher Media, [2016]
First edition.
288 pages : color illustrations, color maps ; 29 cm
Call Number 324.973 LAK
Summary "Packed with exclusive photojournalism and new revelations straight from the front lines, Unprecedented: The Election That Changed Everything chronicles the most hard- fought and newsworthy election of our time. The book tells the full story of the 2016 U.S. presidential campaign, as a Republican field of seventeen candidates battled it out until one remained: a blustery billionaire and reality TV star with no respect for the rules of politics and no fear of offending people. Across the aisle, Democrats witnessed a showdown between an unlikely populist hero in Sen. Bernie Sanders and the more well-known establishment candidate, Hillary Clinton, who was hobbled by scandal in her second attempt to become America's first woman president. The first-ever book from CNN Politics, Unprecedented unleashes new reporting on every jab between a major party's first female presidential nominee and a political neophyte who many discounted. Featuring a foreword by CNN's chief Washington correspondent, Jake Tapper, and an introduction by historian Douglas Brinkley, Unprecedented reveals new insight and emotion while telling a story that will change America forever. Authored by top CNN writer Thomas Lake and edited by award-winning veteran political reporter Jodi Enda, Unprecedented is filled with exclusive photos, commentary and insights from some of CNN's greatest contributors, including author Carl Bernstein, correspondent Brian Stelter and Pulitzer Prize winning photographer David Hume Kennerly. Together, their work makes this book the ultimate way to feel and understand the epic event it chronicles, an election like no other"