Publisher W.W. Norton & Company,  ©2016
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.
Publisher Sybex, a Wiley brand,  ©2016
lxv, 1069 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Call Number 004.6 CCN
Publisher B\D\W\Y, Broadway Books,  ©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."--http://lj.libraryjournal.com. "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.
Publisher Paraclete Press, 
x, 114 pages ; 20 cm
Call Number 248.1 MAR
Publisher HarperElixir, 
230 pages ; 24 cm
Call Number 133.91 RUS
Summary "The medium star of Lifetime's The Haunting Of shares her personal story and behind-the-scenes details from some of her celebrity seances, counseling readers on how to harness energy from one's surrounding world to gain better understandings of life's biggest questions"--NoveList.
Publisher Random House, 2017. ©2016
Random House trade paperback edition.
108 pages ; 21 cm
Call Number 811.54 COL
Summary The Rain in Portugal—a title that admits he’s not much of a rhymer—sheds Collins’s ironic light on such subjects as travel and art, cats and dogs, loneliness and love, beauty and death. His tones range from the whimsical—“ٰوم لهُٱ نُ حىمََفىٌُِٱ . . . / وفvم َُىلمف ٰوم”&#٬٢٠١٩؛مْ ى َحىمََفىٌُِٱ”&#٬٢٠١٤؛ٰ ُٰوم ممٌهىفك ى َف مْفكٰى َُٰ ُٰوم لمفٰو نُ سمفuٍٱ بمفمَ”. ء ٱٰuلمَٰ نُ ٰوم مvم”ْلف”، أىٌٌُٱَ وممْ كَُٰمفٌٍِٰمٱ ف wمفٰوم ْvفمَ، ف ٱٰى ٌٌىٌنم فِىَٰىهَ، ٰوم كفمٌلَف،ْ فلَ ف كوىلٌ ٱٌُٰ فٰ ف قمفكو. بىٱ ىفٍهىفَٰىvم نفقىْكفٰىٱَُ وفvم سوفمًٱمِفمْ ن”ٌىهَ كنٍُُْٰفق”ٌ ى َنىٱْٰ كفٌٱٱ فلَ ثمىٰو زىكوفلْٱ ٱuُِِْٰىهَ ٰوم هقٌُم َُوىٱ ومفل. آ” ٰuٱَْ مَٰمْٰفىىَهَ، مهَفهىهَ، فلَ مىٌَهوٰمىَهَ، شوم زفى َى َذُْٰuهف ٌفuٍَُٰٱ ٰ ُفَُٰوم ْكوuُْٱ نُ مُِٱٍ ن ٍُْمَُ نُ ٰوم ٱٍُٰ مْٱمِكٰمل فلَ نفىٍىٌف ْvىُكمٱ ى َٰوم wلٌُْ نُ ءمٍىْكف َمُِٰ”ْ. --ذuقىٌٱومْ
Publisher [Publisher not identified], 2016.
vii, 138 pages ; 23 cm.
Call Number 346.0668 COH
Summary "Are you thinking about starting up a limited liability company or LLC and you're not sure where to being? LLC is an excellent guide for every entrepreneur. It indicates the advantages that an LLC has over other forms of businesses like sole proprietorships, partnerships and even corporations. You will also learn how to operate within the law and yet avoid unnecessary expenses through taxation and administrative costs. In a nutshell, learn the basics of forming an LLC and the answers to most of the quesions that disturb a new investor." --
Publisher Thomas Nelson 20160308
Call Number XX(1571850.1)
Publisher Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2018. ©2016
First American Edition.
vi, 418 pages ; 24 cm
Call Number XX(1650111.1)
Summary The riveting story of two sisters' journey to the Islamic State and the father who tries to bring them home. Asne Seierstad puts the problem of radicalization into painfully human terms, using instant messages and other primary sources to reconstruct a family's crisis from the inside. Eventually, she takes us into the hellscape of the Syrian civil war, as Sadiq risks his life in pursuit of his daughters, refusing to let them disappear into the maelstrom. This is a relentless thriller and a feat of reporting with profound lessons about belief, extremism, and the meaning of devotion.
Publisher Basic Books, 2017.
First U.S. edition.
vii, 180 pages : illustrations ; 20 cm
Call Number 784.184 HAM
Publisher Crown Publishers, 
422 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, maps, portraits ; 25 cm
Call Number 973.46 FEN
Summary "The surprising story of how Thomas Jefferson commanded an unrivaled age of American exploration, sending out waves of expeditions into the West after the Louisiana Purchase. In presiding over that era of discovery, Jefferson forged a great nation"--
Publisher Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2016.
xx, 332 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, portraits ; 24 cm
Call Number 813.52 HEM
Summary "The making of Ernest Hemingway's The Sun Also Rises, the outsize personalities who inspired it, and the vast changes it wrought on the literary world. In the summer of 1925, Earnest Hemingway and a clique of raucous companions traveled to Pamplona, Spain, for the town's infamous running of the bulls. Then, over the next six weeks, he channeled that trip's maelstrom of drunken brawls, sexual rivalry, midnight betrayals, and midday hangovers into his groundbreaking novel The Sun Also Rises. This revolutionary work redefined modern literature as much as it did his peers, who would forever after be called the Lost Generation. But the full story of Hemingway's legendary rise has remained untold until now. Lesley Blume resurrects the explosive, restless landscape of 1920s Paris and Spain and reveals how Hemingway helped create his own legend. He made himself into a death-courting, bull-fighting aficionado; a hard-drinking, short-fused literary genius; and an expatriate bon vivant. Blume's vivid account reveals the inner circle of the Lost Generation as we have never seen it before, and shows how it still influences what we read and how we think about youth, sex, love, and excess."--
Publisher John Wiley & Sons, Inc., 
340 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm.
Call Number 005.43 WIN/10
Publisher HarperOne, 2016.
vii, 212 pages ; 22 cm
Call Number 158.1 MAN
Summary "In this generation-defining self-help guide, a superstar blogger cuts through the crap to show us how to stop trying to be "positive" all the time so that we can truly become better, happier people. For decades, we've been told that positive thinking is the key to a happy, rich life. "F**k positivity," Mark Manson says. "Let's be honest, shit is f**ked and we have to live with it." In his wildly popular Internet blog, Manson doesn't sugarcoat or equivocate. He tells it like it is--a dose of raw, refreshing, honest truth that is sorely lacking today. The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F**k is his antidote to the coddling, let's-all-feel-good mindset that has infected modern society and spoiled a generation, rewarding them with gold medals just for showing up. Manson makes the argument, backed both by academic research and well-timed poop jokes, that improving our lives hinges not on our ability to turn lemons into lemonade, but on learning to stomach lemons better. Human beings are flawed and limited--"not everybody can be extraordinary, there are winners and losers in society, and some of it is not fair or your fault." Manson advises us to get to know our limitations and accept them. Once we embrace our fears, faults, and uncertainties, once we stop running and avoiding and start confronting painful truths, we can begin to find the courage, perseverance, honesty, responsibility, curiosity, and forgiveness we seek. There are only so many things we can give a f**k about so we need to figure out which ones really matter, Manson makes clear. While money is nice, caring about what you do with your life is better, because true wealth is about experience. A much-needed grab-you-by-the-shoulders-and-look-you-in-the-eye moment of real-talk, filled with entertaining stories and profane, ruthless humor, The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F**k is a refreshing slap for a generation to help them lead contented, grounded lives"--
Publisher Ecco, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, 
285 pages : illustration ; 22 cm
Call Number 152.41 BLO
Summary "We often think of our capacity to experience the suffering of others as the ultimate source of goodness. Many of our wisest policy-makers, activists, scientists, and philosophers agree that the only problem with empathy is that we don't have enough of it. Nothing could be farther from the truth, argues Yale researcher Paul Bloom. In [this book], Bloom [posits that] empathy [is] one of the leading motivators of inequality and immorality in society. Far from helping us to improve the lives of others, empathy is a capricious and irrational emotion that appeals to our narrow prejudices"--Dust jacket flap.
Publisher Lonely Planet 20160216
Call Number XX(1673510.1)
Publisher [publisher not identified], 
38 pages : illustrations, graphs, charts ; 28 cm
Call Number 610.734 FRY
Summary "This book describes management aptitude tests including: numerical, verbal, abstract, and spatial reasoning tests. These tests often form part of the job selection process and are designed to assess your ability to communicate and solve numberical and logical problems."
Publisher Basic Books,  ©2016
viii, 310 pages ; 22 cm
Call Number 612 PAN
Summary "For most of us, overwork is the new normal and rest is an afterthought. In our busy lives, rest is defined as the absence of work: late-night TV binges, hours spent trawling the internet, something to do once we've finished everything else on our to-do lists. But dismissing rest stifles our ability to think creatively and truly recharge. In Rest, Silicon Valley consultant Alex Pang argues that we can be more successful in all areas of our lives by recognizing the importance of rest: working better does not mean working more, it means working less and resting better. Treating rest as a passive activity secondary to work undermines our chances for a rewarding and meaningful life. Whether by making space for daily naps, as Winston Churchill did during World War II; going on hours-long strolls like Charles Darwin; or spending a week alone in a cabin like Bill Gates, pursuing what Pang calls "deliberate rest" is the true key to fulfillment and creative success. Drawing on rigorous scientific evidence and revelatory historical examples, Rest overturns everything our culture has taught us about work and shows that only by resting better can we start living better"--Amazon.com.
3D game design with Unreal Engine 4 and Blender : combine the powerful UE4 with Blender to create visually appealing and comprehensive game environments
Publisher Packt Pub., 2016.
ix, 234 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Call Number 006.696 UNR
The Whole30 cookbook : 150 delicious and totally compliant recipes to help you succeed with the Whole30 and beyond
Publisher Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2016.
viii, 311 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm.
Call Number 641.563 HAR
Summary "The groundbreaking Whole30 program has helped countless people transform their lives by bringing them better sleep, more energy, fewer cravings, weight loss, and new healthy habits that last a lifetime. In this cookbook, best-selling author and Whole30 co-creator Melissa Hartwig delivers over 150 all-new recipes to help readers prepare delicious, healthy meals during their Whole30 and beyond" --Publisher's description.