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


Megyn Kelly
Description: The anchor of Fox News’s “The Kelly File” discusses her upbringing, why she left a successful career as a lawyer, the value of hard work, and the personal and professional challenges she has faced.
Call Number: ordered 060916
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 28, 2016
Bill O'Reilly, Martin Dugard
Description: Autumn 1944. World War II is nearly over in Europe but is escalating in the Pacific, where American soldiers face an opponent who will go to any length to avoid defeat. The Japanese army follows the samurai code of Bushido, stipulating that surrender is a form of dishonor. This book takes readers to the bloody tropical-island battlefields of Peleliu and Iwo Jima and to the embattled Philippines, where General Douglas MacArthur has made a triumphant return and is plotting a full-scale invasion of Japan. Across the globe in Los Alamos, New Mexico, Dr. J. Robert Oppenheimer and his team of scientists are preparing to test the deadliest weapon known to mankind. In Washington, DC, Harry Truman ascends to the presidency after FDR dies in office, only to face the most important political decision in history: whether to use that weapon. And in Tokyo, Emperor Hirohito, who is considered a deity by his subjects, refuses to surrender, despite a massive and mounting death toll. This epic saga details the final moments of World War II like never before.
Call Number: 940.5426 ORe
Format: Book
Date Added: Sep 26, 2016
Bernard Sanders
Description: When Bernie Sanders began his race for the presidency, it was considered by the political establishment and the media to be a "fringe" campaign, something not to be taken seriously. After all, he was just an independent senator from a small state with little name recognition. His campaign had no money, no political organization, and it was taking on the entire Democratic Party establishment. By the time Sanders's campaign came to a close, however, it was clear that the pundits had gotten it wrong. Bernie had run one of the most consequential campaigns in the modern history of the country. He had received more than 13 million votes in primaries and caucuses throughout the country, won twenty-two states, and more than 1.4 million people had attended his public meetings. Most important, he showed that the American people were prepared to take on the greed and irresponsibility of corporate America and the 1 percent. In Our Revolution, Sanders shares his personal experiences from the campaign trail, recounting the details of his historic primary fight and the people who made it possible. And for the millions looking to continue the political revolution, he outlines a progressive economic, environmental, racial, and social justice agenda that will create jobs, raise wages, protect the environment, and provide health care for all--and ultimately transform our country and our world for the better. For him, the political revolution has just started. The campaign may be over, but the struggle goes on.
Call Number: ordered 100716
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 28, 2016
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
Anna Kendrick
Description: Autobiographical essays by the young actress.
Call Number: ordered 092916
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 28, 2016
Chip Gaines, Joanna Gaines, Mark Dagostino
Description: Are you ready to see your fixer upper-- and learn how their TV show became a success? From the very first renovation project they ever tackled together, to the project that nearly cost them everything, Chip and Joanna Gaines tell you about the breakthrough moments and the real-life decisions that led to their success today. And you'll discover how the couples shares their success with others, bolstering the city of Waco along the way.
Call Number: 920 Gai
Format: Book
Date Added: Oct 31, 2016
Trevor Noah
Description: A memoir about growing up in South Africa by the comedian, now the host of “The Daily Show,” whose birth was the result of an illegal (under apartheid) relationship between a white Swiss father and a black Xhosa mother.
Call Number: ordered 102716
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 28, 2016
Andy Cohen
Description: The further adventures of the TV producer and personality.
Call Number: ordered 102716
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 28, 2016
Bruce Springsteen
Description: Over the past seven years, Bruce Springsteen has devoted himself to writing the story of his life, bringing to these pages the same honesty, humor, and originality found in his songs. He describes growing up Catholic in Freehold, New Jersey, amid the poetry, danger, and darkness that fueled his imagination, leading up to the moment he refers to as "The Big Bang": seeing Elvis Presley's debut on The Ed Sullivan Show. He recounts his relentless drive to become a musician, his early days as a bar band king in Asbury Park, and the rise of the E Street Band. With candor, he also tells the story of the personal struggles that inspired his best work, and shows us why the song "Born to Run" reveals more than we previously realized.
Call Number: B Spr
Format: Book
Date Added: Oct 11, 2016
Lin-Manuel Miranda, Jeremy McCarter
Description: Offers a behind-the-scenes view of Hamilton the musical, detailing the many dramatic episodes in Alexander Hamilton's life.
Call Number: 782.14 Mir
Format: Book
Date Added: Jul 19, 2016
Dalai Lama XIV Bstan-ʾdzin-rgya-mtsho, Desmond Tutu, Douglas Carlton Abrams
Description: Two leading spiritual masters, His Holiness the Dalai lama and Archbishop Desmond Tutu, share their wisdom about living with joy even in the face of adversity, sharing personal stories and teachings about the science of profound happiness and the daily practices that anchor their emotional and spiritual lives.
Call Number: 294.3444 Bst
Format: Book
Date Added: Oct 4, 2016
Ta-Nehisi Coates
Description: For Ta-Nehisi Coates, history has always been personal. At every stage of his life, he's sought in his explorations of history answers to the mysteries that surrounded him--most urgently, why he, and other black people he knew, seemed to live in fear. What were they afraid of? In this book. Coates takes readers along on his journey through America's history of race and its contemporary resonances through a series of awakenings--moments when he discovered some new truth about our long, tangled history of race, whether through his myth-busting professors at Howard University, a trip to a Civil War battlefield with a rogue historian, a journey to Chicago's South Side to visit aging survivors of 20th century America's 'long war on black people,' or a visit with the mother of a beloved friend who was shot down by the police. In his trademark style--a mix of lyrical personal narrative, reimagined history, essayistic argument, and reportage--Coates provides readers an illuminating new framework for understanding race: its history, our contemporary dilemma, and where we go from here--From statement provided by publisher.
Call Number: 305.8 Coa
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 21, 2016
Arlie Russell Hochschild
Description: In Strangers in Their Own Land, the renowned sociologist Arlie Hochschild embarks on a thought-provoking journey from her liberal hometown of Berkeley, California, deep into Louisiana bayou country--a stronghold of the conservative right. As she gets to know people who strongly oppose many of the ideas she famously champions, Hochschild nevertheless finds common ground and quickly warms to the people she meets--among them a Tea Party activist whose town has been swallowed by a sinkhole caused by a drilling accident--people whose concerns are actually ones that all Americans share: the desire for community, the embrace of family, and hopes for their children. Strangers in Their Own Land goes beyond the commonplace liberal idea that these are people who have been duped into voting against their own interests. Instead, Hochschild finds lives ripped apart by stagnant wages, a loss of home, an elusive American dream--and political choices and views that make sense in the context of their lives. Hochschild draws on her expert knowledge of the sociology of emotion to help us understand what it feels like to live in "red" America. Along the way she finds answers to one of the crucial questions of contemporary American politics: why do the people who would seem to benefit most from "liberal" government intervention abhor the very idea?
Call Number: ordered 092716
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 21, 2016
Tim Tebow, A. J. Gregory
Description: The Heisman Trophy winner writes about overcoming obstacles..
Call Number: ordered 092716
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 7, 2016
Mary Oliver
Description: Upstream, a collection of essays in which poet Mary Oliver reflects on her willingness, as a young child and as an adult, to lose herself within the beauty and mysteries of both the natural world and the world of literature. Emphasizing the significance of her childhood 'friend' Walt Whitman, through whose work she first understood that a poem is a temple, 'a place to enter, and in which to feel, ' and who encouraged her to vanish into the world of her writing, Oliver meditates on the forces that allowed her to create a life for herself out of work and love. Upstream follows Oliver as she contemplates the pleasure of artistic labor, her boundless curiosity for the flora and fauna that surround her, and the responsibility she has inherited from Shelley, Wordsworth, Emerson, Poe, and Frost, the great thinkers and writers of the past, to live thoughtfully, intelligently, and to observe with passion. Throughout this collection, Oliver positions not just herself upstream but us as well as she encourages us all to keep moving, to lose ourselves in the awe of the unknown, and to give power and time to the creative and whimsical urges that live within us.
Call Number: 814 Oli
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 7, 2016
Robbie Robertson
Description: A memoir by the guitarist and principal songwriter of the Band.
Call Number: ordered 102716
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 28, 2016
Arnold Palmer
Call Number: ordered 092716
Format: Book
Date Added: Oct 24, 2016
Peter Wohlleben, Tim F. (Tim Fridtjof) Flannery
Description: A forester's fascinating stories, supported by the latest scientific research, reveal the extraordinary world of forests and illustrate how trees communicate and care for each other.
Call Number: 582.16 Woh
Format: Book
Date Added: Sep 26, 2016
Paul Kalanithi, A. (Abraham) Verghese
Description: On the verge of completing a decade's worth of training as a neurosurgeon, Kalanithi was diagnosed with stage IV lung cancer. Just like that, the future he and his wife had imagined evaporated. Kalanithi chronicles his transformation from a naïve medical student into a neurosurgeon at Stanford working in the brain, the most critical place for human identity, and finally into a patient and new father confronting his own mortality. Paul Kalanithi died in March 2015, while working on this book, yet his words live on as a guide and a gift to us all. When Breath Becomes Air is a life-affirming reflection on the challenge of facing death and on the relationship between doctor and patient
Call Number: 616.994 Kal
Format: Book
Date Added: Feb 22, 2016
Nancy Isenberg
Description: The wretched and landless poor have existed from the time of the earliest British colonial settlement. They were alternately known as "waste people," "offals," "rubbish," "lazy lubbers," and "crackers." By the 1850s, the downtrodden included so-called "clay eaters" and "sandhillers," known for prematurely-aged children distinguished by their yellowish skin, ragged clothing, and listless minds. Surveying political rhetoric and policy, popular literature and scientific theories over four hundred years, history professor Nancy Isenberg upends assumptions about America’s supposedly class-free society--where liberty and hard work were meant to ensure real social mobility. Poor whites were central to the rise of the Republican Party in the early nineteenth century, and the Civil War itself was fought over class issues nearly as much as it was fought over slavery. Reconstruction pitted poor white trash against newly freed slaves, which factored in the rise of eugenics–a widely popular movement embraced by Theodore Roosevelt that targeted poor whites for sterilization. These poor were at the heart of New Deal reforms and LBJ’s Great Society and they now haunt us in reality TV shows like Here Comes Honey Boo Boo and Duck Dynasty. Marginalized as a class, white trash have always been at or near the center of major political debates over the character of the American identity.
Call Number: 305.5 Ise
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 21, 2016
Settle For More
Megyn Kelly
ordered 060916
The Book Of Joy : Lasting Happiness In A Changing World
Dalai Lama XIV Bstan-ʾdzin-rgya-mtsho, Desmond Tutu, Douglas Carlton Abrams
294.3444 Bst
Killing The Rising Sun : How America Vanquished World War II Japan
Bill O'Reilly, Martin Dugard
940.5426 ORe
Between The World And Me
Ta-Nehisi Coates
305.8 Coa
Our Revolution : A Future To Believe In
Bernard Sanders
ordered 100716
Strangers In Their Own Land : Anger And Mourning On The American Right
Arlie Russell Hochschild
ordered 092716
Hillbilly Elegy : A Memoir Of A Family And Culture In Crisis
J. D. Vance
306.5 Van
Shaken : Discovering Your True Identity In The Midst Of Life's Storms
Tim Tebow, A. J. Gregory
ordered 092716
Scrappy Little Nobody
Anna Kendrick
ordered 092916
Upstream : Selected Essays
Mary Oliver
814 Oli
The Magnolia Story
Chip Gaines, Joanna Gaines, Mark Dagostino
920 Gai
Testimony
Robbie Robertson
ordered 102716
Born A Crime : Stories From A South African Childhood
Trevor Noah
ordered 102716
A Life Well Played : My Stories
Arnold Palmer
ordered 092716
Superficial : More Adventures From The Andy Cohen Diaries
Andy Cohen
ordered 102716
The Hidden Life Of Trees
Peter Wohlleben, Tim F. (Tim Fridtjof) Flannery
582.16 Woh
Born To Run
Bruce Springsteen
B Spr
When Breath Becomes Air
Paul Kalanithi, A. (Abraham) Verghese
616.994 Kal
Hamilton : The Revolution
Lin-Manuel Miranda, Jeremy McCarter
782.14 Mir
White Trash : The 400-year Untold History Of Class In America
Nancy Isenberg
305.5 Ise