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Yuval N. Harari
Description: Technological, political and social issues in the modern era, and the choices individuals might consider in facing them.
Call Number: ordered 062818
Format: Book
Date Added: Sep 17, 2018
John McCain, Mark Salter
Description: A candid new political memoir from Senator John McCain--his most personal book in years--covering everything from 2008 up to the present.
Call Number: B McC
Format: Book
Date Added: Sep 10, 2018
Gregg Jarrett
Description: Jarrett, a Fox News legal analyst, reveals the real story behind Hillary Clinton's deep state collaborators in government and exposes their nefarious actions during and after the 2016 election. He reveals how persons within the FBI and Barack Obama's Justice Department worked improperly to help elect Hillary Clinton and defeat Donald Trump in the 2016 presidential election.
Call Number: 324.973 Jar
Format: Book
Date Added: Aug 6, 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
John Kerry
Description: Kerry shares details of his life in public service. From decorated Vietnam veteran to five-term United States senator, 2004 Democratic presidential candidate, and Secretary of State for four years, he provides a personal and candid memoir as a witness to some of the most important events of our recent history. He tells tales about his colleagues, and major political figures he has met in his travels, while providing testimony for the importance of diplomacy and American leadership in a globalized world.
Call Number: B Ker
Format: Book
Date Added: Sep 17, 2018
Lisa Brennan-Jobs
Description: A memoir about the author's difficult relationship with her father, Steve Jobs.
Call Number: ordered 062818
Format: Book
Date Added: Sep 17, 2018
author Omarosa
Description: Former Director of Communications for the Office of Public Liaison in the Trump administration, Omarosa Manigault Newman discusses how her personal and professional relationships with Donald Trump have changed from the time she was a contestant on "The Apprentice" to her public ousting from White House.
Call Number: 973.933 Oma
Format: Book
Date Added: Aug 27, 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.
Call Number: 306.2 Luk
Format: Book
Date Added: Sep 17, 2018
Neil deGrasse Tyson
Description: What is the nature of space and time? How do we fit within the universe? How does the universe fit within us? Today, few of us have time to contemplate the cosmos. Now Neil deGrasse Tyson brings the universe down to Earth succinctly and clearly, with sparkling wit, in tasty chapters consumable anytime and anywhere in your busy day.
Call Number: 523.01 Tys
Format: Book
Date Added: May 15, 2017
Jeanine Pirro
Description: The highly respected judge and host of "Judge Jeanine Pirro" shares some of the most outrageous falsehoods she has seen behind the high-profile issues and narratives depicted on her show.
Call Number: 973.933 Pir
Format: Book
Date Added: Jul 30, 2018
Maxwell (Maxwell Evarts Perkins) King
Description: Drawing on original interviews, oral histories and archival documents, the author traces the iconic children's program host's personal, professional, and artistic life through decades of work. Fred Rogers was a champion of compassion, equality, and kindness, fiercely devoted to children and to taking their fears, concerns, and questions about the world seriously. Rogers's work and his messages still resonate with parents and children today, especially in a world where the human values he championed are too often forgotten or neglected.
Call Number: B Rog
Format: Book
Date Added: Sep 17, 2018
Jon Meacham
Description: Jon Meacham helps us understand the present moment in American politics and life by looking back at critical times in our history when hope overcame division and fear. Our current climate of partisan fury is not new, and he shows us how what Abraham Lincoln called the "better angels of our nature" have repeatedly won the day. Painting surprising portraits of presidents including, besides Lincoln, Ulysses S. Grant, Theodore Roosevelt, Woodrow Wilson, Franklin D. Roosevelt, Harry S. Truman, Dwight Eisenhower, and Lyndon B. Johnson, and illuminating the courage of influential citizen activists, Meacham brings to life turning points in American history. In each of these dramatic, crucial turning points, the battle to lead the country to look forward rather than back, to assert hope over fear, was joined, even as it is today. While the American story has not always been heroic, and the outcome of our battles never certain, Meacham reassures us, "the good news is that we have come through darkness before"--as, time and again, Lincoln's better angels have found a way to prevail.-- From statement provided by publisher.
Call Number: 973 Mea
Format: Book
Date Added: May 21, 2018
Mark Leibovich
Description: The New York Times Magazine’s chief national correspondent examines professional football’s current economic success and cultural dominance.
Call Number: ordered 080918
Format: Book
Date Added: Sep 17, 2018
Lynn Vincent, Sara Vladic
Description: Based on years of original research and new reporting, Vincent and Vladi deliver the full story of the worst sea disaster in United States naval history: the sinking of the USS Indianapolis during World War II--and the fifty-year fight to exonerate the captain after a wrongful court martial.--From statement provided by publisher.
Call Number: 940.5426 Vin
Format: Book
Date Added: Jul 23, 2018
William J. Cunningham
Description: The New York Times fashion and society photographer's posthumous memoir.
Call Number: ordered 072618
Format: Book
Date Added: Sep 17, 2018
Craig Unger
Call Number: ordered 082318
Format: Book
Date Added: Aug 27, 2018
Daniel J. Siegel
Description: Daniel J. Siegel introduces readers to his pioneering, science-based meditation practice. Aware provides practical instruction for mastering the Wheel of Awareness, a life-changing tool for cultivating more focus, presence, and peace in one's day-to-day life. This book teaches readers how to harness the power of the principle "Where attention goes, neural firing flows, and neural connection grows." Developing a Wheel of Awareness practice to focus attention, open awareness, and cultivate kind intention can literally help you grow a healthier brain and reduce fear, anxiety, and stress in your life. Aware is a hands-on guide that will enable you to become more focused and present, as well as more energized and emotionally resilient in the face of stress and the everyday challenges life throws your way.
Call Number: 158.12 Sie
Format: Book
Date Added: Sep 10, 2018
John Carreyrou
Description: The inside story of the rise and shocking collapse of a multibillion-dollar startup. In 2014, Theranos founder and CEO Elizabeth Holmes had created a startup "unicorn" that promised to revolutionize the medical industry with a machine that would make blood tests significantly faster and easier. Backed by investors, Theranos sold shares in a fundraising round that valued the company at $9 billion, putting Holmes's worth at an estimated $4.7 billion. The problem: The technology didn't work. For years, Holmes had been misleading investors, FDA officials, and her own employees. Here is the story of the biggest corporate fraud since Enron, a cautionary tale set amid the bold promises and gold-rush frenzy of Silicon Valley.
Call Number: 338.7681 Car
Format: Book
Date Added: Sep 4, 2018
Dinesh D'Souza
Call Number: 324.2736 DSo
Format: Book
Date Added: Aug 13, 2018
Beth Macy
Description: Beginning with a single dealer who lands in a small Virginia town and sets about turning high school football stars into heroin overdose statistics, journalist Beth Macy seeks to find why a grieving mother's only son died--and comes away with a harrowding story of greed and need. From the introduction of OxyContin in 1996, America embraced a medical culture where overtreatment with painkillers became the norm. The unemployed use painkillers both to numb the pain of joblessness and pay their bills, while privileged teens trade pills in cul-de-sacs, and even high school standouts fall prey to prostitution, jail, and death. Macy covers deeply human portraits of the families and first responders struggling with this epidemic, each facet of the crisis coming into focus.
Call Number: 362.29 Mac
Format: Book
Date Added: Aug 21, 2018
Rick Wilson
Description: Political campaign strategist and commentator Rick Wilson brings his darkly funny humor and biting analysis to the absurdity of American politics in the age of Trump. Wilson mercilessly exposes the damage Trump has done to the country, to the Republican Party he served for decades, and to the conservative movement that has abandoned its principles for the worst President in American history.
Call Number: 973.933 Wil
Format: Book
Date Added: Aug 21, 2018
Hans Rosling, Ola Rosling, Anna Rosling Rönnlund
Description: When asked simple questions about global trends -- what percentage of the world's population live in poverty; why the world's population is increasing; how many girls finish school -- we systematically get the answers wrong. So wrong that a chimpanzee choosing answers at random will consistently outguess teachers, journalists, Nobel laureates, and investment bankers. Professor and TED presenter Hans Rosling, together with his two long-time collaborators, Anna and Ola, offers a radical explanation of why this happens. They reveal the ten instincts that distort our perspective, from our tendency to divide the world into two camps (usually some version of us and them) to the way we consume media (where fear rules) to how we perceive progress (believing that most things are getting worse). Our problem is that we don't know what we don't know, and even our guesses are informed by unconscious and predictable biases. It turns out that the world, for all its imperfections, is in a much better state than we might think. That doesn't mean there aren't real concerns. But when we worry about everything all the time instead of embracing a worldview based on facts, we can lose our ability to focus on the things that threaten us most.
Call Number: 302.12 Ros
Format: Book
Date Added: Sep 4, 2018
Michael Pollan
Description: When Michael Pollan set out to research how LSD and psilocybin (the active ingredient in magic mushrooms) are being used to provide relief to people suffering from difficult-to-treat conditions such as depression, addiction and anxiety, he did not intend to write what is undoubtedly his most personal book. But upon discovering how these remarkable substances are improving the lives not only of the mentally ill but also of healthy people coming to grips with the challenges of everyday life, he decided to explore the landscape of the mind in the first person as well as the third. Thus began a singular adventure into the experience of various altered states of consciousness, along with a dive deep into both the latest brain science and the thriving underground community of psychedelic therapists"
Call Number: 615.7883 Pol
Format: Book
Date Added: Sep 4, 2018
C. J. Chivers
Description: "Almost 2.5 million Americans have served in Afghanistan or Iraq since September 11, 2001. C.J. Chivers has reported from both fronts from the beginning, walking side by side with combatants for more than a dozen years. He describes the experience of war today as it is endured by those most at risk--the camaraderie and profound sense of purpose, alongside courage, frustration, and moral confusion mixed with technical precision. In these remote places where the reason for their presence is sometimes not clear, these young men kill or are killed, facing palpable and often constant threat of ambush or hidden bombs. They repeatedly return, rushing toward danger, often to rescue the wounded in wars that escalate around them as the Pentagon changes doctrines and plans. Weaving a history of the war through troops' experiences, the characters in The Fighters climb into an F-14 cockpit for the opening strikes after the attacks of 9/11, hunt for Osama bin Laden along the Pakistani border, chase insurgent rocket teams with helicopters alongside American bases, face snipers in a hostile city in Anbar Province in Iraq, and engage in deadly counterguerilla warfare in the soaring mountains of the Korengal Valley in Afghanistan. Some suffer terribly. All are changed. They return home, uncertain of their place in the world and what their wars have achieved. Chivers accompanied combatants over many years and multiple tours, including many of the characters in this book, developing deep understanding of the experience of combat in our times. The Fighters, his tour de force, tells a history of America's longest wars as well as the lives of the volunteers who have waged them"-- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: ordered 071218
Format: Book
Date Added: Aug 27, 2018
Anand Giridharadas
Description: An insider's groundbreaking investigation of the ways the global elite's efforts to "change the world" preserve the status quo.
Call Number: ordered 080218
Format: Book
Date Added: Sep 10, 2018
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21 Lessons For The 21st Century
Yuval N. Harari
ordered 062818
Indianapolis : The True Story Of The Worst Sea Disaster In U.S. Naval History And The Fifty-year Fight To Exonerate An Innocent Man
Lynn Vincent, Sara Vladic
940.5426 Vin
The Restless Wave : Good Times, Just Causes, Great Fights And Other Appreciations
John McCain, Mark Salter
B McC
Fashion Climbing
William J. Cunningham
ordered 072618
The Russia Hoax : The Illicit Scheme To Clear Hillary Clinton And Frame Donald Trump
Gregg Jarrett
324.973 Jar
House Of Trump, House Of Putin : The Untold Story Of Donald Trump And The Russian Mafia
Craig Unger
ordered 082318
Educated: A Memoir
Tara Westover
270.092 Wes
Aware : The Science And Practice Of Presence : The Groundbreaking Meditation Practice
Daniel J. Siegel
158.12 Sie
Every Day Is Extra
John Kerry
B Ker
Bad Blood : Secrets And Lies In A Silicon Valley Startup
John Carreyrou
338.7681 Car
Small Fry
Lisa Brennan-Jobs
ordered 062818
Death Of A Nation : Plantation Politics And The Making Of The Democratic Party
Dinesh D'Souza
324.2736 DSo
Unhinged : An Insider's Account Of The Trump White House
author Omarosa
973.933 Oma
Dopesick : Dealers, Doctors, And The Drug Company That Addicted America
Beth Macy
362.29 Mac
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
Everything Trump Touches Dies : A Republican Strategist Gets Real About The Worst President Ever
Rick Wilson
973.933 Wil
Astrophysics For People In A Hurry
Neil deGrasse Tyson
523.01 Tys
Factfulness : Ten Reasons We're Wrong About The World - And Why Things Are Better Than You Think
Hans Rosling, Ola Rosling, Anna Rosling Rönnlund
302.12 Ros
Liars, Leakers, And Liberals : The Case Against The Anti-Trump Conspiracy
Jeanine Pirro
973.933 Pir
How To Change Your Mind : What The New Science Of Psychedelics Teaches Us About Consciousness, Dying, Addiction, Depression, And Transcendence
Michael Pollan
615.7883 Pol
The Good Neighbor : The Life And Work Of Fred Rogers
Maxwell (Maxwell Evarts Perkins) King
B Rog
The Fighters : Americans In Combat In Afghanistan And Iraq
C. J. Chivers
ordered 071218
The Soul Of America : The Battle For Our Better Angels
Jon Meacham
973 Mea
Winners Take All : The Elite Charade Of Changing The World
Anand Giridharadas
ordered 080218
Big Game : The NFL In A Time Of Boom, Doom, And Maximum America.
Mark Leibovich
ordered 080918