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


Pete Hegseth, David Goodwin
Description: Pete Hegseth delivers an examination of the state of America's broken education system that offers a helpful road map to raising children to uphold the values Americans have always treasured.-- From statement provided by publisher.
Call Number: 370.114 Heg
Format: Book
Date Added: Jun 27, 2022
Ed Yong
Description: The Earth teems with sights and textures, sounds and vibrations, smells and tastes, electric and magnetic fields. But every animal is enclosed within its own unique sensory bubble, perceiving but a tiny sliver of an immense world. This book welcomes us into a previously unfathomable dimension--the world as it is perceived by other animals. We encounter beetles that are drawn to fires (and fireworks), songbirds that can see the Earth's magnetic fields, and brainless jellyfish that nonetheless have complex eyes. We discover that a crocodile's scaly face is as sensitive as a lover's fingertips, that the eyes of a giant squid evolved to see sparkling whales, and that even fingernail-sized spiders can make out the craters of the moon. We meet people with unusual senses, from women who can make out extra colors to blind individuals who can navigate using reflected echoes like bats. Yong tells the stories of pivotal discoveries in the field, and also looks ahead at the many mysteries which lie unsolved.-- From statement provided by publisher.
Call Number: 591.5 Yon
Format: Book
Date Added: Jul 5, 2022
David Sedaris, , , ,
Description: The best-selling author offers a new collection of satirical and humorous essays that chronicle his own life and ordinary moments that turn beautifully absurd, including how he coped with the pandemic, his thoughts on becoming an orphan in his seventh decade, and the battle-scared America he discovered when he resumed touring.
Format: Book
Date Added: Jun 13, 2022
Bill O'Reilly, Martin Dugard
Description: "In the eleventh book in the multimillion-selling Killing series, Bill O'Reilly and Martin Dugard reveal the startling, dramatic story of the global war against terrorists. In Killing The Killers, #1 bestselling authors Bill O'Reilly and Martin Dugard take readers deep inside the global war on terror, which began twenty years ago on September 11, 2001. As the World Trade Center buildings collapsed, the Pentagon burned, and a small group of passengers fought desperately to stop a third plane from completing its deadly flight plan, America went on war footing. Killing The Killers narrates America's intense global war against extremists who planned and executed not only the 9/11 attacks, but hundreds of others in America and around the world, and who eventually destroyed entire nations in their relentless quest for power. Killing The Killers moves from Afghanistan to Iraq, Iran to Yemen, Syria, and Libya, and elsewhere, as the United States fought Al Qaeda, ISIS, and the Iranian Revolutionary Guard, as wellas individually targeting the most notorious leaders of these groups. With fresh detail and deeply-sourced information, O'Reilly and Dugard create an unstoppable account of the most important war of our era. Killing The Killers is the most thrilling and suspenseful book in the #1 bestselling series of popular history books (over 18 million sold) in the world"-- Provided by publisher.
Format: Book
Date Added: May 16, 2022
James Patterson
Description: James Patterson is the world's bestselling author. The creator of Alex Cross, he has produced more enduring fictional heroes than any other novelist alive. How did a kid whose dad lived in the poorhouse become the most successful storyteller in the world?
Call Number: B Pat
Format: Book
Date Added: Jul 5, 2022
Viola Davis
Description: This is Viola Davis' story, in her own words, and spans her incredible, inspiring life, from her coming-of-age in Rhode Island to her present day. Hers is a story of overcoming, a true hero's journey.
Call Number: B Dav
Format: Book
Date Added: May 9, 2022
Tom Segura
Description: The stand-up comedian and podcast host shares stories of his crazy life on the road and punishing schedule, including bizarre celebrity encounters and his philosophy that in an increasingly insane world, sometimes you just need to be alone.
Format: Book
Date Added: Jun 27, 2022
Candice Millard
Description: Set against the backdrop of the race to exploit Africa by the colonial powers, a story of courage and adventure brings to life the rivalry between two enemies--a decorated soldier and a young aristocrat/Army officer--as they set out to find the mysterious headwaters of the Nile River.
Call Number: 916.2043 Mil
Format: Book
Date Added: May 31, 2022
Michelle Zauner
Description: A memoir about growing up Korean-American, losing her mother, and forging her own identity. In this story of family, food, grief, and endurance, Michelle Zauner proves herself far more than a dazzling singer, songwriter, and guitarist. With humor and heart, she tells of growing up the only Asian-American kid at her school in Eugene, Oregon; of struggling with her mother's particular, high expectations of her; of a painful adolescence; of treasured months spent in her grandmother's tiny apartment in Seoul, where she and her mother would bond, late at night, over heaping plates of food. As she grew up, moving to the east coast for college, finding work in the restaurant industry, performing gigs with her fledgling band--and meeting the man who would become her husband--her Koreanness began to feel ever more distant, even as she found the life she wanted to live. It was her mother's diagnosis of terminal pancreatic cancer, when Michelle was twenty-five, that forced a reckoning with her identity and brought her to reclaim the gifts of taste, language, and history her mother had given her.-- From statement provided by publisher.
Call Number: LP B Zau
Format: Book
Date Added: Dec 28, 2021
Matthew McConaughey
Description: Drawing on his journals and diaries from the last 40 years, this book presents a uniquely McConaughey approach to achieving success and satisfaction.-- From statement provided by publisher.
Call Number: B McC
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 2, 2020
Katy Tur
Description: When a box from her mother showed up on Katy Tur's doorstep, months into the pandemic and just as she learned she was pregnant with her second child, she didn't now what to expect. The box contained thousands of hours of video--the work of her pioneering helicopter journalist parents. They grew rich and famous for their aerial coverage of Madonna and Sean Penn's secret wedding, the Reginald Denny beating in the 1992 Lost Angeles riots, and O.J. Simpson's notorious run in the white Bronco. To Katy, these family videos were an inheritance of sorts, and a reminder of who she was before she was her own breakout success as a reporter.
Call Number: 070.92 Tur
Format: Book
Date Added: Jun 27, 2022
Bruce D Perry, Oprah Winfrey
Description: Oprah Winfrey, sharing stories from her own past, and a renowned brain development and trauma expert discuss the impact of trauma and adversity and how healing must begin with a shift to asking, "What happened to you?" rather than "What's wrong with you?"
Call Number: 616.8521 Per
Format: Book
Date Added: Jul 5, 2022
Tim Kennedy, Nick Palmisciano
Description: From decorated Green Beret sniper, UFC headliner, and all around badass, Tim Kennedy, a rollicking, inspirational memoir offering lessons in how to embrace failure and weather storms, in order to unlock the strongest version of yourself. Tim Kennedy hasa problem; he only feels alive right before he's about to die. Kennedy, a Green Beret, decorated Army sniper, and UFC headliner, has tackled a bull with his bare hands, jumped out of airplanes, dove to the depths of the ocean, and traveled the world hunting poachers, human traffickers, and the Taliban. But he's also the same man who got kicked out of the police department, fire department, and as an EMT, before getting two women pregnant four days apart, and finally, been beaten up by his Special Forces colleagues for, quite simply, "being a selfish asshole." In Scars and Stripes, Kennedy describes how these failures shaped him into the successful businessman and devoted husband and father he is today. Through unbelievably vivid, wild anecdotes Kennedy reveals all the dumb, violent, embarrassing, and undeniably heroic things he's done in his life, including multiple combat missions in Afghanistan, building a school in Texas for elementary kids, and creating two-multimillion-dollar businesses. You will learn that failure isn't the end-rather it's the first step towards unearthing the best version of yourself and finding success, no matter how overwhelming the setbacks may feel.
Format: Book
Date Added: Jun 27, 2022
Nikole Hannah-Jones, Caitlin Roper, Ilena editor Silverman, Jake Silverstein, New York Times Company
Description: The idea of The 1619 Project is that our national narrative is more accurately told if we begin not on July 4, 1776, but in late August of 1619, when a ship arrived in Jamestown bearing a cargo of twenty to thirty enslaved people from Africa. Their arrival inaugurated a barbaric and unprecedented system of chattel slavery that would last for the next 250 years. The 1619 Project tells this new origin story, placing the consequences of slavery and the contributions of Black Americans at the center of the story we tell ourselves about who we are as a country. Orchestrated by the editors of The New York Times Magazine, this collection of essays and historical vignettes includes journalists, thinkers, and scholars of American history and culture. Their work shows how the tendrils of 1619--of slavery and resistance to slavery--reach into every part of our contemporary culutre, from voting, housing and healthcare, to the way we sing and dance, the way we tell stories, and the way we worship. The 1619 Project sends a very strong message: We must have a clear vision of this history if we are to understand our present dilemmas. Only by reckoning with this difficult history and trying as hard as we can to undersand its powerful influence on our present, can we prepare ourselves for a more just future.-- From statement provided by publisher.
Call Number: 973 Six
Format: Book
Date Added: Jul 5, 2022
Kellyanne Conway
Description: As a highly respected pollster for corporate and Republican clients and a frequent television talk show guest, Kellyanne Conway had already established herself as one of the brightest lights on the national political scene when Donald Trump asked her to run his presidential campaign. She agreed, delivering him to the White House, becoming the first woman in American history to manage a winning presidential campaign, and changing the American landscape forever. Here, Kellyanne takes you on a journey all the way to the White House and beyond with her trademark sharp wit, raw honesty, and level eye. In this open and vulnerable account, Kellyanne turns the camera on herself. What she has to share--about our politics, about the media, about her time in the White House, and about her personal journey--is a glimpse of visibility and vulnerability, of professional and personal highs and lows, and ultimately, of triumph.
Call Number: B Con
Format: Book
Date Added: Jun 6, 2022
Ibram X. Kendi
Description: The tragedies and reckonings around racism that have rocked the country have created a specific crisis for parents and other caregivers: how do we talk to our children about it? How do we guide our children to avoid repeating our racist history? While we work to dismantle racist behaviors in ourselves and the world around us, how do we raise our children to be antiracists? After he wrote the National Book Award-winning Stamped from the Beginning, readers asked Ibram Kendi, "How can I be antiracist?" After the bestsellers How to Be an Antiracist and Antiracist Baby, readers began asking: "How do I raise an antiracist child?" Dr. Kendi had been pondering the same ever since he became a teacher--but the question became more personal and urgent when he found out his partner, Sadiqa, was pregnant. Like many parents, he didn't know how to answer the question--and wasn't sure he wanted to. He didn't want to educate his child on antiracism; he wanted to shield her from the toxicity of racism altogether. But research and experience helped him realize that antiracism has to be taught and modeled as early as possible--not just to armor our children against the racism still indoctrinated and normalized in their world, but to remind adults to build a more just future for us all. Following the model of his bestselling How to Be an Antiracist, Kendi combines vital scholarship with a compelling personal narrative of his own journey as a parent to create a work whose advice is grounded in research and relatable real-world experience. The chapters follow the stages of child development and don't just help parents to raise antiracists, but also to create an antiracist world for them to grow and thrive in.
Format: Book
Date Added: Jun 27, 2022
Alan Shipnuck
Description: In this raw, uncensored, and unauthorized biography of the legendary golf champion, a longtime Sports Illustrated writer delves deeply into all the rumors and controversies that have dogged Phil Mickelson throughout his career, while celebrating his random acts of kindness and generosity of spirit.
Format: Book
Date Added: Jun 6, 2022
David Grohl
Description: The legendary American musician, singer, songwriter and documentary filmmaker offers a collection of stories, written by his own hand, that focus on the memories of his life, from his childhood to today.
Call Number: B Gro
Format: Book
Date Added: Oct 25, 2021
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Battle For The American Mind : Uprooting A Century Of Miseducation
Pete Hegseth, David Goodwin
370.114 Heg
Greenlights
Matthew McConaughey
B McC
An Immense World : How Animal Senses Reveal The Hidden Realms Around Us
Ed Yong
591.5 Yon
Rough Draft : A Memoir
Katy Tur
070.92 Tur
Happy-go-lucky
David Sedaris, , , ,
What Happened To You? : Conversations On Trauma, Resilience, And Healing
Bruce D Perry, Oprah Winfrey
616.8521 Per
Killing The Killers : The Secret War Against Terrorists
Bill O'Reilly, Martin Dugard
Scars And Stripes : An Unapologetically American Story Of Fighting The Taliban, Ufc Warriors, And Myself
Tim Kennedy, Nick Palmisciano
James Patterson By James Patterson : The Stories Of My Life.
James Patterson
B Pat
The 1619 Project : A New Origin Story
Nikole Hannah-Jones, Caitlin Roper, Ilena editor Silverman, Jake Silverstein, New York Times Company
973 Six
Finding Me
Viola Davis
B Dav
Here's The Deal : A Memoir
Kellyanne Conway
B Con
I'd Like To Play Alone, Please : Essays
Tom Segura
How To Raise An Antiracist
Ibram X. Kendi
River Of The Gods : Genius, Courage, And Betrayal In The Search For The Source Of The Nile
Candice Millard
916.2043 Mil
Phil : The Rip-roaring (And Unauthorized!) Biography Of Golf's Most Colorful Superstar
Alan Shipnuck
Crying In H Mart : A Memoir
Michelle Zauner
LP B Zau
The Storyteller : Tales Of Life And Music
David Grohl
B Gro