New Nonfiction

Black man, White House : an oral history of the Obama years

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by Hughley, D. L. (Darryl L.), 1963-
Publisher William Morrow, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, [2016]
First edition.
vi, 338 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm
Call Number 818.6 HUG
Summary "What do the Clintons, Republicans, fellow Democrats, and Obama's own family really think of President Barack Obama? Finally, the truth is revealed in this ... 'oral history' parody ... In the vein of Jon Stewart's America : the book, [this] is an acerbic ... take on Obama's two terms, looking at the president's accomplishments and foibles through the imagined eyes of those who saw history unfold"

Mrs. Sherlock Holmes : the true story of New York's City's greatest female detective and the 1917 missing girl case that captivated a nation

Sat, 08/19/2017 - 19:47
by Ricca, Brad,
Publisher St. Martin's Press, 2017. ©2016
First Edition.
viii, 436 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 25 cm
Call Number 362.8297 RIC
Summary Mrs. Sherlock Holmes tells the incredible true life story of Mrs. Grace Humiston, the New York lawyer and detective who solved the famous cold case of Ruth Cruger, an 18-year-old girl who disappeared in 1917. Grace was an amazing lawyer and traveling detective during a time when no women were practicing these professions. She focused on solving cases no one else wanted and advocating for innocents. Grace became the first female U.S. District Attorney and made ground-breaking investigations into modern slavery. One of Grace's greatest accomplishments was solving the Cruger case after following a trail of corruption that lead from New York to Italy. Her work changed how the country viewed the problem of missing girls. But the victory came with a price when she learned all too well what happens when one woman upstages the entire NYPD. In the literary tradition of In Cold Blood and The Devil in the White City, Brad Ricca's Mrs. Sherlock Holmes is a true crime tale told in spine-tingling fashion. This story is about a woman whose work was so impressive that the papers gave her the nickname of fiction's greatest sleuth. With important repercussions in the present about kidnapping, the role of the media, and the truth of crime stories, the great mystery of the book - and its haunting twist ending - is how one woman can become so famous only to disappear completely. --Amazon

Jefferson's America : the President, the purchase, and the explorers who transformed a nation

Wed, 08/16/2017 - 10:34
by Fenster, Julie M.,
Publisher Crown Publishers, [2016]
First edition.
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"--

Bathroom upgrades

Mon, 08/14/2017 - 04:21
by Taunton Press.
Publisher Taunton Press, [2016]
220 pages : color illustrations ; 28 cm
Call Number XX(1584437.5)
Summary "Bathroom upgrades, from the editors of Fine Homebuilding, provides all the advice you need to remodel a bathroom of any size or shape, on any budget"--Back cover.

The 5 love languages of children : the secret to loving children effectively

Mon, 08/14/2017 - 04:21
by Chapman, Gary D., 1938-
Publisher Northfield Publishing, [2016]
223 pages ; 22 cm
Call Number XX(1542916.5)

The Chihuahua: Your Essential Guide from Puppy to Senior Dog

Mon, 08/14/2017 - 04:21
by Greening, Margaret
Publisher Pet Book Publishing Company Limited 20150701
Call Number XX(1638880.1)

The Homeowner's Guide to for Sale by Owner: Everything You Need to Know to Sell Your Home Yourself and Save Thousands (Revised)

Mon, 08/14/2017 - 04:21
by Bondanza, Jackie
Publisher Atlantic Publishing Group Inc 20160930
Call Number XX(1640600.1)

The Labrador: Your Essential Guide from Puppy to Senior Dog

Mon, 08/14/2017 - 04:21
by Craig, David
Publisher Pet Book Publishing Company Limited 20150601
Call Number XX(1638884.1)

The Rottweiler: Your Essential Guide from Puppy to Senior Dog

Mon, 08/14/2017 - 04:21
by McCann, Di
Publisher Pet Book Publishing Company Limited 20150601
Call Number XX(1638887.1)

The Siberian Husky: Your Essential Guide from Puppy to Senior Dog

Mon, 08/14/2017 - 04:21
by Hutchison, Nicky
Publisher Pet Book Publishing Company Limited 20150601
Call Number XX(1638888.1)

Everybody behaves badly : the true story behind Hemingway's masterpiece The Sun Also Rises

Sun, 08/13/2017 - 13:18
by Blume, Lesley M. M.,
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."--

Teach Yourself Visually Windows 10 anniverary update

Sun, 08/13/2017 - 13:18
by McFedries, Paul,
Publisher John Wiley & Sons, Inc., [2016]
340 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm.
Call Number 005.43 WIN/10

The subtle art of not giving a f*ck : a counterintuitive approach to living a good life

Sun, 08/13/2017 - 13:18
by Manson, Mark,
Publisher HarperOne, 2016.
First edition.
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"--

Against empathy : the case for rational compassion

Sun, 08/13/2017 - 10:17
by Bloom, Paul, 1963-
Publisher Ecco, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, [2016]
First edition.
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.

Hillbilly elegy : a memoir of a family and culture in crisis

Sun, 08/13/2017 - 10:17
by Vance, J. D.,
Publisher Harper, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, [2016]
First edition.
264 pages ; 24 cm
Call Number 305.562 VAN
Summary Shares the story of the author's family and upbringing, describing how they moved from poverty to an upwardly mobile clan that included the author, a Yale Law School graduate, while navigating the demands of middle class life and the collective demons of the past.

The Wellness Mama cookbook : 200 easy-to-prepare recipes and time-saving advice for the busy cook

Sun, 08/13/2017 - 10:17
by Wells, Katie (Blogger),
Publisher Harmony Books, [2016]
First Harmony Books edition.
336 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm
Call Number 641.5 WEL

Hand-lettering : an interactive guide to the art of drawing letters

Sat, 08/12/2017 - 22:09
by Wells, Megan,
Publisher Peter Pauper Press, Inc., [2016]
157 pages : color illustrations ; 25 cm
Call Number 745.61 WEL

Pass the PSB/HOAE : complete health occupations aptitude test study guide and pr

Thu, 08/10/2017 - 09:54
by Fry, James.
Publisher [publisher not identified], [2015]
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."

Rest : why you get more done when you work less

Tue, 08/08/2017 - 21:48
by Pang, Alex Soojung-Kim
Publisher Basic Books, [2016] ©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"

The Instant Pot electric pressure cooker cookbook : easy recipes for fast & healthy meals

Tue, 08/08/2017 - 21:48
by Randolph, Laurel,
Publisher Rockridge Press, [2016] ©2016
176 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm
Call Number 641.587 RAN