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


Erik Larson
Description: Erik Larson delivers a fresh and compelling portrait of Winston Churchill and London during the Blitz. On Winston Churchill's first day as prime minister, Hitler invaded Holland and Belgium. Poland and Czechoslovakia had already fallen, and the Dunkirk evacuation was just two weeks away. For the next twelve months, Hitler would wage a relentless bombing campaign, killing 45,000 Britons. It was up to Churchill to hold the country together and persuade President Roosevelt that Britain was a worthy ally--and willing to fight to the end. Larson shows how Churchill taught the British people "the art of being fearless." He provides a new lens on London's darkest year through the day-to-day experience of Churchill and his family: his wife, Clementine; their daughter, Mary, their son, Randolph, and his wife, Pamela; Pamela's illicit lover, and the cadre of close advisers who comprised Churchill's "Secret Circle." In the face of unrelenting horror, Churchill's eloquence, courage, and perseverance bound a country, and a family, together.
Call Number: 940.5421 Lar
Format: Book
Date Added: Mar 9, 2020
Kobe Bryant, Pau Gasol, Phil Jackson, Andrew D. Bernstein
Description: In the wake of his retirement from professional basketball, Kobe "The Black Mamba" Bryant shares his vast knowledge and understanding of the game. Citing an obligation to teach young players, hardcore fans, and devoted students of the game how to play it "the right way," The Mamba Mentality takes us inside the mind of one of the most analytical and creative basketball players ever. Bryant reveals his famously detailed approach and the steps he took to prepare mentally and physically to not just succeed at the game, but to excel. Readers learn how Bryant studied an opponent, how he channeled his passion for the game, how he played through injuries. They also get granular detail as he breaks down specific plays and match-ups from throughout his career.
Call Number: 796.323 Bry
Format: Book
Date Added: Feb 10, 2020
Martha MacCallum, Ronald J. Drez
Description: In honor of the 75th anniversary of one of the most critical battles of World War II, Martha MacCallum pays tribute to the heroic men who sacrificed everything at Iwo Jima to defeat the Armed Forces of Emperor Hirohito--among them, a member of her own family.-- From statement provided by publisher.
Call Number: 940.5426 Mac
Format: Book
Date Added: Mar 9, 2020
Jon Meacham
Description: Pulitzer Prize-winning author Jon Meacham explores the seven last sayings of Jesus as recorded in the Gospels, combining rich historical and theological insights to reflect on the true heart of the Christian story. For Jon Meacham, like believers worldwide, the events of Good Friday and Easter reveal essential truths about Christianity. A former vestryman of Trinity Church Wall Street and St. Thomas Church Fifth Avenue, Meacham delves into that intersection of faith and history in this meditation on theseven phrases Jesus spoke from the cross. Beginning with "Father, forgive them, for they do not know what they do," and ending with "Father, into Thy hands I commend my spirit," Meacham captures for the reader how these words epitomize Jesus's message oflove, not hate; grace, not rage; and, instead of vengeance, extraordinary mercy. For each saying, Meacham composes a meditation on the origins of Christianity and how Jesus's final words created a foundation for oral and written traditions that upended the very order of the world. In a tone more intimate than any of his previous award-winning works, Jon Meacham returns us to the moment that transformed Jesus from a historical figure into the proclaimed Son of God, worshiped by billions.
Format: Book
Date Added: Mar 9, 2020
Jessica Simpson
Description: The singer, actress and fashion designer discloses times of success, trauma and addiction.
Format: Book
Date Added: Feb 18, 2020
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
Philip Rucker, Carol Leonnig
Description: When he accepted the Republican presidential nomination, Trump promised to restore what he described as a fallen nation. Yet over the subsequent years it has been hard to see beyond the daily chaos of scandal, investigation, and constant bluster. His first term appears to be pure and uninhibited chaos-- but there are patterns to his behavior and that of his associates. The universal value of the Trump administration is loyalty: not to the country, but to the president himself. Leonnig and Rucker take readers inside Robert Mueller's Russia investigation as well as the president's own haphazard but ultimately successful legal defense. -- adapted from jacket
Call Number: 973.933 Ruc
Format: Book
Date Added: Feb 3, 2020
Malcolm Gladwell
Description: In this thoughtful treatise spurred by the 2015 death of African-American academic Sandra Bland in jail after a traffic stop, New Yorker writer Gladwell (The Tipping Point) aims to figure out the strategies people use to assess strangers-to "analyze, critique them, figure out where they came from, figure out how to fix them," in other words: to understand how to balance trust and safety. He uses a variety of examples from history and recent headlines to illustrate that people size up the motivations, emotions, and trustworthiness of those they don't know both wrongly and with misplaced confidence.
Call Number: 302 Gla
Format: Book
Date Added: Sep 23, 2019
Michelle Obama
Description: In a life filled with meaning and accomplishment, Michelle Obama has emerged as one of the most iconic and compelling women of our era. As First Lady of the United States of America, she helped create the most welcoming and inclusive White House in history. With unerring honesty and lively wit, she describes her triumphs and her disappointments, both public and private. A deeply personal reckoning of a woman of soul and substance who has steadily defied expectations.
Call Number: B Oba
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 26, 2018
B. (Brian) Greene
Description: Brian Greene takes readers on a breathtaking journey from the big bang to the end of time and invites us to ponder meaning in the face of this unimaginable expanse. He shows us how, from its original orderly state the universe has been moving inexorably toward chaos, and, still, remarkable structures have continually formed: the planets, stars, and galaxies that provide islands in a sea of disorder; biochemical mechanisms, including mutation and selection, animate life; neurons, information, and thought developed into complex consciousness which in turn gave rise to cultures and their timeless myths and creativity. And he describes, as well, how, in the deep reaches of the future, the nature of the universe will threaten the existence of matter itself. Through a series of nested stories Greene provides us with a clearer sense of how we came to be, a finer picture of where we are now, and a firmer understanding of where we are headed. Taken together, it is a completely new perspective on our place in the universe and on what it means to be human.
Format: Book
Date Added: Mar 2, 2020
Peter Schweizer
Format: Book
Date Added: Feb 3, 2020
David Enrich
Description: A searing exposé by David Enrich of the most scandalous bank in the world, including its shadowy ties to Donald Trump's business empire.
Call Number: 332.15 Enr
Format: Book
Date Added: Mar 2, 2020
Lori Gottlieb
Description: Lori Gottlieb, a therapist with a Los Angeles practice, faced a crisis that caused her world to come crashing down. Enter Wendell, the quirky but seasoned therapist. Now Gottlieb invites us into her world as both clinician and patient, examining the truths and fictions we tell ourselves and others as we teeter on the tightrope between love and desire, meaning and mortality, guilt and redemption, terror and courage, hope and change.
Call Number: 616.8914 Got
Format: Book
Date Added: Mar 9, 2020
Ibram X. Kendi
Description: The only way to undo racism is to consistently identify and describe it -- and then dismantle it." Ibram X. Kendi's concept of antiracism reenergizes and reshapes the conversation about racial justice in America, pointing us toward liberating new ways of thinking about ourselves and each other. Kendi asks us to think about what an antiracist society might look like, and how we can play an active role in building it. He weaves ethics, history, law, and science together with a personal narrative of his own awakening to antiracism.
Call Number: 305.8 Ken
Format: Book
Date Added: Mar 9, 2020
Ezra Klein
Format: Book
Date Added: Feb 10, 2020
Diane Keaton
Description: A memoir by Diane Keaton about her younger brother, Randy, and the ways in which siblings' lives can diverge and then come back together.-- From statement provided by publisher.
Call Number: B Kea
Format: Book
Date Added: Feb 18, 2020
Chanel Miller
Description: Brock Turner had been sentenced to just six months in county jail after he was found sexually assaulting "Emily Doe" on Stanford's campus. Her victim impact statement was posted on BuzzFeed, where it instantly went viral, was translated globally and read on the floor of Congress. It inspired changes in California law and the recall of the judge in the case. Now Miller reclaims her identity to tell her story of trauma, transcendence, and the power of words.She tells of her struggles with isolation and shame during the aftermath and the trial, reveals the oppression victims face in even the best-case scenarios, and illuminates a culture biased to protect perpetrators. -- ǂc Adapted from jacket
Call Number: 364.1532 Mil
Format: Book
Date Added: Mar 2, 2020
Ross Gay
Description: "Author Ross Gay spent a year writing almost-daily essays about the things, large and small, that delight him"-- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: 814 Gay
Format: Book
Date Added: Feb 18, 2020
Dan Pfeiffer
Description: A former senior advisor to President Obama offers suggestions for Democrats.
Format: Book
Date Added: Mar 2, 2020
Alexis Coe
Description: Alexis Coe takes a closer look at our first president--and finds he's not quite the man we remember. Young George Washington was raised by a struggling single mother, demanded military promotions, chased rich young women, caused an international incident, and never backed down--even when his dysentery got so bad he had to ride with a cushion on his saddle. But after he married Martha, everything changed. Washington became the kind of man who named his dog Sweetlips and hated to leave home. He took up arms against the British only when there was no other way, though he lost more battles than he won. Coe focuses on his activities off the battlefield--like espionage and propaganda. After an unlikely victory in the Revolutionary War, Washington once again shocked the world by giving up power, only to learn his compatriots wouldn't allow it. The founders pressured him into the presidency--twice. He established enduring norms but left office heartbroken over the partisan nightmare his backstabbing cabinet had created. Back on his plantation, the man who fought for liberty finally confronted his greatest hypocrisy--what to do with the hundreds of men, women, and children he owned--before succumbing to a brutal death.-- From statement provided by publisher.
Call Number: B Was
Format: Book
Date Added: Mar 2, 2020
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The Splendid And The Vile : A Saga Of Churchill, Family, And Defiance During The Blitz
Erik Larson
940.5421 Lar
Profiles In Corruption : Abuse Of Power By America's Progressive Elite
Peter Schweizer
The Mamba Mentality : How I Play
Kobe Bryant, Pau Gasol, Phil Jackson, Andrew D. Bernstein
796.323 Bry
Dark Towers : Deutsche Bank, Donald Trump, And An Epic Trail Of Destruction
David Enrich
332.15 Enr
Unknown Valor : A Story Of Family, Courage, And Sacrifice From Pearl Harbor To Iwo Jima
Martha MacCallum, Ronald J. Drez
940.5426 Mac
Maybe You Should Talk To Someone : A Therapist, Her Therapist, And Our Lives Revealed
Lori Gottlieb
616.8914 Got
The Hope Of Glory : Reflections On The Last Words Of Jesus From The Cross
Jon Meacham
How To Be An Antiracist
Ibram X. Kendi
305.8 Ken
Open Book
Jessica Simpson
Why We're Polarized
Ezra Klein
Educated: A Memoir
Tara Westover
270.092 Wes
Brother & Sister
Diane Keaton
B Kea
A Very Stable Genius : Donald J. Trump's Testing Of America
Philip Rucker, Carol Leonnig
973.933 Ruc
Know My Name : A Memoir
Chanel Miller
364.1532 Mil
Talking To Strangers : What We Should Know About The People We Don't Know
Malcolm Gladwell
302 Gla
The Book Of Delights
Ross Gay
814 Gay
Becoming
Michelle Obama
B Oba
Untrumping America : A Plan To Defeat Trumpism And Make America A Democracy Again.
Dan Pfeiffer
Until The End Of Time : Mind, Matter, And Our Search For Meaning In An Evolving Universe
B. (Brian) Greene
You Never Forget Your First : A Biography Of George Washington
Alexis Coe
B Was