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Bestselling Nonfiction from a variety of sources including the New York Times.


Mike D, Adam Horovitz
Description: Formed as a New York City hardcore band in 1981, Beastie Boys struck an unlikely path to global hip hop superstardom. Here is their story, told for the first time in the words of the band. Adam "ADROCK" Horovitz and Michael "Mike D" Diamond offer revealing and very funny accounts of their transition from teenage punks to budding rappers.
Call Number: ordered 080918
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 13, 2018
Justin Timberlake
Description: A memoir by the actor and Grammy Award-winning singer and songwriter.
Call Number: ordered 091318
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 13, 2018
Bill O'Reilly, Martin Dugard
Description: As the true horrors of the Third Reich began to be exposed immediately after World War II, the Nazi war criminals who committed genocide went on the run. A few were swiftly caught; others evaded capture through a sophisticated Nazi organization designed to hide them. Among those war criminals were Josef Mengele; Martin Bormann; Klaus Barbie, and Adolf Eichmann. But a group of by self-styled "Nazi hunters" waged war on them, scouring the world, tracking down the SS fugitives and bringing them to justice.
Call Number: 940.5318 ORe
Format: Book
Date Added: Oct 22, 2018
Tucker Carlson
Description: Tucker Carlson offers his signature fearless and funny political commentary on how America's ruling class has failed everyday Americans. Carlson offers a blistering critique of our new overlords. Traditional liberals are gone, he writes. The hand-wringers who worried about whales and defended free speech have been replaced by globalists who hide their hard-edged economic agenda behind the smokescreen of identity politics. They'll outsource your job while lecturing you about transgender bathrooms. Left and right, Carlson says, are no longer meaningful categories in America. "The rift is between those who benefit from the status quo, and those who don't." "Our leaders are fools, unaware that they are captains of a sinking ship." But how do we put the country back on course?-- From statement provided by publisher.
Call Number: 305.52 Car
Format: Book
Date Added: Oct 15, 2018
Bob Woodward
Description: Bob Woodward reveals the harrowing life inside President Donald Trump's White House and precisely how he makes decisions on major foreign and domestic policies. Woodward draws from hundreds of hours of interviews with firsthand sources, meeting notes, personal diaries, files and documents. The focus is on the explosive debates and the decision-making in the Oval Office, the Situation Room, Air Force One and the White House residence.
Call Number: 973.933 Woo
Format: Book
Date Added: Sep 25, 2018
Kobe Bryant
Description: The former Los Angeles Lakers player describes various skills and techniques he used on the court.
Call Number: ordered 092718
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 5, 2018
Anne Lamott
Description: Despair and uncertainty surround us, but even when life is at its bleakest-- when we are, as Lamott puts it, "doomed, stunned, exhausted, and over-caffeinated"-- the seeds of rejuvenation are at hand. In this book, she calls for each of us to rediscover the nuggets of hope and wisdom that are buried within us that can make life sweeter than we ever imagined.
Call Number: 170.44 Lam
Format: Book
Date Added: Oct 29, 2018
Stephen Hawking
Description: A collection of essays from the late scientist’s personal archive that address 10 imponderables.
Call Number: ordered 100418
Format: Book
Date Added: Oct 29, 2018
Doris Kearns Goodwin
Description: In this culmination of five decades of acclaimed studies in presidential history, Pulitzer Prize-winning author Doris Kearns Goodwin offers an illuminating exploration into the early development, growth, and exercise of leadership. Are leaders born or made? Where does ambition come from? How does adversity affect the growth of leadership? Does the man make the times or do the times make the man? In Leadership in Turbulent Times, Goodwin draws upon four of the presidents she has studied most closely--Abraham Lincoln, Theodore Roosevelt, Franklin D. Roosevelt, and Lyndon B. Johnson (in civil rights)--to show how they first recognized leadership qualities within themselves, and were recognized by others as leaders. No common pattern describes the trajectory of leadership. Although set apart in background, abilities, and temperament, these men shared a fierce ambition and a deep-seated resilience that enabled them to surmount uncommon adversity. At their best, all four were guided by a sense of moral purpose. At moments of great challenge, they were able to summon their talents to enlarge the opportunities and lives of others. This seminal work provides an accessible and essential road map for aspiring and established leaders in every field. In today's polarized world, these stories of authentic leadership in times of apprehension and fracture take on a singular urgency.
Call Number: 973.099 Goo
Format: Book
Date Added: Oct 1, 2018
Abbi Jacobson
Description: Anecdotes, observations, and reflections collected during a solo cross-country drive.When Jacobson announced that she planned to drive across the country alone, she was met with lots of questions and opinions. The most common one: Why? Having always found comfort in solitude, she spent the journey mulling over the big questions-- What do I really want? What is the worst possible scenario in which I could run into my ex? How has the decision to wear my shirts tucked in been pivotal in my adulthood? Here she shares anecdotes, observations and reflections, putting readers in the passenger seat on a fun and, ultimately, inspiring journey. -- adapted from jacket.
Call Number: ordered 101018
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 13, 2018
Tara Westover
Description: A memoir about a young girl who, raised by Mormon survivalists in the mountains of Idaho and forbidden to go to school, defies her family, educates herself, and earns degrees including a PhD from Cambridge University.
Call Number: 270.092 Wes
Format: Book
Date Added: Mar 6, 2018
Michael (Michael M.) Lewis
Description: What are the consequences if the people given control over our government have no idea how it works? After the election happened, across all departments, similar stories of management issues were playing out: Trump appointees were few and far between; those that did show up were shockingly uninformed about the functions of their new workplace. Some even threw away the briefing books that had been prepared for them.
Call Number: 320.973 Lew
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 13, 2018
Description: The former White House photographer juxtaposes pictures of former President Obama with tweets, headlines and quotes from the Trump administration.
Call Number: ordered 091318
Format: Book
Date Added: Oct 29, 2018
Greg Lukianoff, Jonathan Haidt
Description: Something is going wrong on many college campuses in the last few years. Rates of anxiety, depression, and suicide are rising. Speakers are shouted down. Students and professors say they are walking on eggshells and afraid to speak honestly. Lukianoff and Haidt show how the new problems on campus have their origins in three terrible ideas that have become increasingly woven into American childhood and education: what doesn't kill you makes you weaker; always trust your feelings; and life is a battle between good people and evil people. These three Great Untruths are incompatible with basic psychological principles, as well as ancient wisdom from many cultures. They interfere with healthy development. Anyone who embraces these untruths--and the resulting culture of safetyism--is less likely to become an autonomous adult able to navigate the bumpy road of life. Lukianoff and Haidt investigate the many social trends that have intersected to produce these untruths. They explore changes in childhood including the rise of fearful parenting, the decline of unsupervised play, and the new world of social media that has engulfed teenagers in the last decade. This is a book for anyone who is confused by what is happening on college campuses today, or has children, or is concerned about the growing inability of Americans to live, work, and cooperate across party lines.-- From statement provided by publisher.
Call Number: 306.2 Luk
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 13, 2018
Michael R. Beschloss
Description: From a preeminent presidential historian comes a groundbreaking and often surprising saga of America's wartime chief executives. Ten years in the research and writing, Presidents of Waris a fresh, magisterial, intimate look at a procession of American leaders as they took the nation into conflict and mobilized their country for victory. It brings us into the room as they make the most difficult decisions that face any President, at times sending hundreds of thousands of American men and women to their deaths. From James Madison and the War of 1812 to recent times, we see them struggling with Congress, the courts, the press, their own advisors and antiwar protesters; seeking comfort from their spouses, families and friends; and dropping to their knees in prayer. We come to understand how these Presidents were able to withstand the pressures of war--both physically and emotionally--or were broken by them. Beschloss's interviews with surviving participants in the drama and his findings in original letters, diaries, once-classified national security documents, and other sources help him to tell this story in a way it has not been told before.Presidents of Warcombines the sense of being there with the overarching context of two centuries of American history. This important book shows how far we have traveled from the time of our Founders, who tried to constrain presidential power, to our modern day, when a single leader has the potential to launch nuclear weapons that can destroy much of the human race.
Call Number: ordered 091318
Format: Book
Date Added: Oct 22, 2018
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Beastie Boys Book
Mike D, Adam Horovitz
ordered 080918
Leadership In Turbulent Times
Doris Kearns Goodwin
973.099 Goo
Hindsight And All The Things I Can't See In Front Of Me.
Justin Timberlake
ordered 091318
I Might Regret This : Essays, Drawings, Vulnerabilities, And Other Stuff
Abbi Jacobson
ordered 101018
Killing The SS : The Hunt For The Worst War Criminals In History
Bill O'Reilly, Martin Dugard
940.5318 ORe
Educated: A Memoir
Tara Westover
270.092 Wes
Ship Of Fools : How A Selfish Ruling Class Is Bringing America To The Brink Of Revolution
Tucker Carlson
305.52 Car
The Fifth Risk
Michael (Michael M.) Lewis
320.973 Lew
Fear : Trump In The White House
Bob Woodward
973.933 Woo
Shade
ordered 091318
Mamba Mentality : How I Play.
Kobe Bryant
ordered 092718
The Coddling Of The American Mind : How Good Intentions And Bad Ideas Are Setting Up A Generation For Failure
Greg Lukianoff, Jonathan Haidt
306.2 Luk
Almost Everything : Notes On Hope
Anne Lamott
170.44 Lam
Presidents Of War
Michael R. Beschloss
ordered 091318
Brief Answers To The Big Questions.
Stephen Hawking
ordered 100418