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Bill O'Reilly, Martin Dugard
Description: Told through the eyes of George Washington, Benjamin Franklin, Thomas Jefferson, and Great Britain's King George III, Killing England chronicles the path to independence in gripping detail, taking the reader from the battlefields of America to the royal courts of Europe. What started as protest and unrest in the colonies soon escalated to a world war with devastating casualties. O'Reilly and Dugard recreate the war's landmark battles, including Bunker Hill, Long Island, Saratoga, and Yorktown, revealing the savagery of hand-to-hand combat and the often brutal conditions under which these brave American soldiers lived and fought. Also here is the reckless treachery of Benedict Arnold and the daring guerilla tactics of the "Swamp Fox" Frances Marion.
Call Number: ordered 062917
Format: Book
Date Added: Oct 2, 2017
Ta-Nehisi Coates
Description: We were eight years in power' was the lament of Reconstruction-era black politicians as the American experiment in multiracial democracy ended with the return of white supremacist rule in the South. In this sweeping collection of new and selected essays, Ta-Nehisi Coates explores the tragic echoes of that history in our own time: the unprecedented election of a black president followed by a vicious backlash that fueled the election of the man Coates argues is America's 'first white president.' But the story of these present-day eight years is not just about presidential politics. This book also examines the new voices, ideas, and movements for justice that emerged over this period--and the effects of the persistent, haunting shadow of our nation's old and unreconciled history. Coates powerfully examines the events of the Obama era from his intimate and revealing perspective--the point of view of a young writer who begins the journey in an unemployment office in Harlem and ends it in the Oval Office, interviewing a president. We Were Eight Years in Power features Coates's iconic essays first published in The Atlantic, including 'Fear of a Black President,' 'The Case for Reparations,' and 'The Black Family in the Age of Mass Incarceration,' along with eight fresh essays that revisit each year of the Obama administration through Coates's own experiences, observations, and intellectual development, capped by a bracingly original assessment of the election that fully illuminated the tragedy of the Obama era. We Were Eight Years in Power is a vital account of modern America, from one of the definitive voices of this historic moment.
Call Number: ordered 091417
Format: Book
Date Added: Oct 16, 2017
Hillary Rodham Clinton
Description: The former secretary of state relates her experiences as the first woman candidate nominated for president by a major party, discussing the sexism, criticism, and double standards she had to confront, and how she coped with a devastating loss."'In the past, for reasons I try to explain, I've often felt I had to be careful in public, like I was up on a wire without a net. Now I'm letting my guard down.'
Call Number: ordered 080317
Format: Book
Date Added: Sep 26, 2017
Neil deGrasse Tyson
Description: The essential universe, from our most celebrated and beloved astrophysicist. What is the nature of space and time? How do we fit within the universe? How does the universe fit within us? There's no better guide through these mind-expanding questions than acclaimed astrophysicist and best-selling author Neil deGrasse Tyson. But today, few of us have time to contemplate the cosmos. So Tyson brings the universe down to Earth succinctly and clearly, with sparkling wit, in tasty chapters consumable anytime and anywhere in your busy day. While you wait for your morning coffee to brew, for the bus, the train, or a plane to arrive, Astrophysics for People in a Hurry will reveal just what you need to be fluent and ready for the next cosmic headlines: from the Big Bang to black holes, from quarks to quantum mechanics, and from the search for planets to the search for life in the universe.
Call Number: 523.01 Tys
Format: Book
Date Added: May 15, 2017
Scott Galloway
Description: A study of Amazon, Apple, Facebook and Google, with suggestions on applying these companies' strategies to your own business or career.
Call Number: ordered 101217
Format: Book
Date Added: Oct 16, 2017
Katy Tur
Description: The NBC news correspondent assigned to cover the Trump campaign for the 2016 presidential election shares her perspective on witnessing Trump's unexpected campaign successes.
Call Number: ordered 082417
Format: Book
Date Added: Sep 26, 2017
Eric Metaxas
Description: Explores the life of Martin Luther, delving into his life and works, as well as how his ideas had a profound impact on later conceptions of faith, virtue, and freedom.
Call Number: ordered 091417
Format: Book
Date Added: Oct 16, 2017
Bandy X. Lee
Description: 27 psychiatrists and mental health experts give their assessments of the president.
Call Number: ordered 101217
Format: Book
Date Added: Oct 16, 2017
Caitlin Doughty
Description: Describes death customs and rituals from around the world, exploring how they compare to the impersonal American system and how mourners respond best when they participate in caring for the deceased.
Call Number: ordered 050417
Format: Book
Date Added: Oct 16, 2017
Russell Brand
Description: The actor and comedian describes his various addictions and how he was able to move away from them.
Call Number: ordered 101217
Format: Book
Date Added: Oct 16, 2017
J. D. Vance
Description: 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.
Call Number: 306.5 Van
Format: Book
Date Added: Aug 8, 2016
Katie Davis Majors
Description: The author, who moved to Uganda and adopted 13 children, has her faith tested after facing tragedy.
Call Number: ordered 082417
Format: Book
Date Added: Oct 16, 2017
Jonathan Cahn
Description: Ancient figures from the Middle East are used to explain the rise and fall of contemporary leaders and events.
Call Number: ordered 092817
Format: Book
Date Added: Oct 2, 2017
Gucci Mane, Neil Martinez-Belkin
Description: A memoir by the East Atlanta hip-hop artist, who made a comeback after setbacks that included doing time in a maximum-security federal prison.
Call Number: ordered 092117
Format: Book
Date Added: Oct 2, 2017
Antonin Scalia, Christopher J. Scalia, editor, Edward Whelan, editor
Description: This definitive collection of beloved Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia's finest speeches covers topics as varied as the law, faith, virtue, pastimes, and his heroes and friends. Featuring a foreword by longtime friend Ruth Bader Ginsburg and an intimate introduction by his youngest son, this volume includes dozens of speeches, some deeply personal, that have never before been published. Christopher J. Scalia and the Justice's former law clerk Edward Whelan selected the speeches. Americans have long been inspired by Justice Scalia's ideas, delighted by his wit, and instructed by his intelligence. He was a sought-after speaker at commencements, convocations, and events across the country. Scalia Speaks will give readers the opportunity to encounter the legendary man more fully, helping them better understand the jurisprudence that made him one of the most important justices in the Court's history and introducing them to his broader insights on faith and life"-- Provided by publisher."This definitive collection of beloved Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia's finest speeches covers topics as varied as the law, faith, virtue, pastimes, and his heroes and friends. Featuring a foreword by longtime friend Ruth Bader Ginsburg and an intimate introduction by his youngest son, this volume includes dozens of speeches, some deeply personal, that have never before been published.
Call Number: ordered 100517
Format: Book
Date Added: Oct 16, 2017
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Killing England : The Brutal Struggle For American Independence
Bill O'Reilly, Martin Dugard
ordered 062917
From Here To Eternity : Traveling The World To Find The Good Death
Caitlin Doughty
ordered 050417
We Were Eight Years In Power : An American Tragedy
Ta-Nehisi Coates
ordered 091417
Recovery : Freedom From Our Addictions
Russell Brand
ordered 101217
What Happened
Hillary Rodham Clinton
ordered 080317
Hillbilly Elegy : A Memoir Of A Family And Culture In Crisis
J. D. Vance
306.5 Van
Astrophysics For People In A Hurry
Neil deGrasse Tyson
523.01 Tys
Daring To Hope : Finding God's Goodness In The Broken And The Beautiful
Katie Davis Majors
ordered 082417
The Four : The Hidden Dna Of Amazon, Apple, Facebook, And Google
Scott Galloway
ordered 101217
The Paradigm
Jonathan Cahn
ordered 092817
Unbelievable : My Front-row Seat To The Craziest Campaign In American History
Katy Tur
ordered 082417
The Autobiography Of Gucci Mane
Gucci Mane, Neil Martinez-Belkin
ordered 092117
Martin Luther : The Man Who Rediscovered God And Changed The World
Eric Metaxas
ordered 091417
Scalia Speaks : Reflections On Law, Faith, And Life Well Lived
Antonin Scalia, Christopher J. Scalia, editor, Edward Whelan, editor
ordered 100517
The Dangerous Case Of Donald Trump : 27 Psychiatrists And Mental Health Experts Assess A President
Bandy X. Lee
ordered 101217