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


Brandon Stanton
Description: Brandon Stanton's new book shows how he broadened his lens to include people from across the world. Traveling to more than forty countries, he conducted interviews across continents, borders, and language barriers. Humans is the definitive catalogue of these travels. The faces and locations will vary from page to page, but the stories will feel deeply familiar. Told with candor and intimacy, Humans will resonate with readers across the globe--providing a portrait of our shared experience.-- From statement provided by publisher.
Call Number: 779.2 Sta
Format: Book
Date Added: Oct 19, 2020
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
Emmanuel Acho
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 23, 2020
Thomas E. Ricks
Description: Examines how the educations of America's first four presidents, and in particular their scholarly devotion to ancient Greek and Roman classics, informed the beliefs and ideals that shaped the nation's constitution and government.
Call Number: 973.099 Ric
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 23, 2020
Isabel Wilkerson
Description: The hierarchy of caste is not about feelings or morality. It is about power--which groups have it and which do not. Isabel Wilkerson gives us a portrait of an unseen phenomenon in America as she explores, through a deeply researched narrative and stories about real people, how America today and throughout its history has been shaped by a hidden caste system, a rigid hierarchy of human rankings. Beyond race, class, or other factors, there is a powerful caste system that influences people's lives and behavior and the nation's fate. Linking the caste systems of America, India, and Nazi Germany, Wilkerson explores eight pillars that underlie caste systems across civilizations, including divine will, bloodlines, stigma, and more. Using riveting stories about people--including Martin Luther King, Jr., baseball's Satchel Paige, a single father and his toddler son, Wilkerson herself, and many others--she shows the ways that the insidious undertow of caste is experienced every day. She documents how the Nazis studied the racial systems in America to plan their out-cast of the Jews; she discusses why the cruel logic of caste requires that there be a bottom rung for those in the middle to measure themselves against; she writes about the surprising health costs of caste, in depression and life expectancy, and the effects of this hierarchy on our culture and politics. She points forward to ways America can move beyond the artificial and destructive separations of human divisions, toward hope in our common humanity. This is an eye-opening story of people and history, and a reexamination of what lies under the surface of ordinary lives and of America life today.-- From statement provided by publisher.
Call Number: 305.5122 Wil
Format: Book
Date Added: Sep 8, 2020
Glennon Doyle
Description: There is a voice of longing inside every woman. We strive so mightily to be good: good mothers, daughters, partners, employees, citizens, and friends. We believe all this striving will make us feel alive. Instead, it leaves us feeling weary, stuck, overwhelmed, and underwhelmed. We hide our simmering discontent--even from ourselves. Four years ago, Glennon Doyle was speaking at a conference when a woman entered the room. Glennon looked at her and fell instantly in love. Glennon was finally hearing her own voice--the voice that had been silenced by decades of cultural conditioning, numbing addictions, and institutional allegiances. This was the voice of the girl Glennon had been before the world told her who to be. She decided to build a life of her own--one based on her individual desire, intuition, and imagination, reclaiming her true, untamed self. She offers here an examination of the restrictive expectations women are issued from birth; shows how hustling to meet those expectations leaves women feeling dissatisfied and lost; and reveals that when we quit abandoning ourselves and instead abandon the world's expectations of us, we become women who can finally look at our lives and recognize what we are to see.-- From statement provided by publisher.
Call Number: 306.89 Doy
Format: Book
Date Added: May 18, 2020
Alex Trebek
Description: "Longtime Jeopardy! host and television icon Alex Trebek reflects on his life and career"--Dust jacket.
Call Number: B Tre
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 23, 2020
Wright Thompson
Description: The story of how Julian Van Winkle III, the caretaker of the most coveted cult Kentucky Bourbon whiskey in the world, fought to protect his family's heritage and preserve the taste of his forebears, in a world where authenticity, like his product, is in very short supply. Forty years ago, Julian stepped in to try to save the business after his father had died, partly of heartbreak, having been forced to sell the old distillery in a brutal downturn in the market for whiskey. After he got the company back, he faced the challenge of his lifetime: how to preserve the taste of Pappy, the taste of his family's heritage, in a new age? This is a testimony to the challenge of living up to your legacy and the rewards that come from knowing and honoring your people and your craft.-- From statement provided by publisher.
Call Number: 338.7663 Tho
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 23, 2020
David Sedaris
Description: The American humorist, author, and radio contributor shares his most memorable work in a collection of stories and essays that feature him shopping for rare taxidermy, hitchhiking with a quadriplegic, and hand-feeding a carnivorous bird.
Call Number: 814 Sed
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 16, 2020
Bill O'Reilly, Martin Dugard
Description: The bloody Battle of Tippecanoe was only the beginning. It's 1811 and President James Madison has ordered the destruction of Shawnee warrior chief Tecumseh's alliance of tribes in the Great Lakes region. But while General William Henry Harrison would win this fight, the armed conflict between Native Americans and the newly formed United States would rage on for decades. Bestselling authors Bill O'Reilly and Martin Dugard venture through the fraught history of our country's founding on already occupied lands, from General Andrew Jackson's brutal battles with the Creek Nation to President James Monroe's epic "sea to shining sea" policy, to President Martin Van Buren's cruel enforcement of a "treaty" that forced the Cherokee Nation out of their homelands along what would be called the Trail of Tears. O'Reilly and Dugard take readers behind the legends to reveal never-before-told historical moments in the fascinating creation story of America. This fast-paced, wild ride through the American frontier will shock readers and impart unexpected lessons that reverberate to this day.
Call Number: 970.00497 ORe
Format: Book
Date Added: Sep 21, 2020
Candace Owens
Description: Political activist and social media star Candace Owens explains all the reasons how the Democratic Party policies hurt, rather than help, the African American community, and why she and many others are turning right.
Call Number: 324.2734 Owe
Format: Book
Date Added: Sep 28, 2020
John (Union leader) Donohue, J.T. (Journalist) Molloy
Description: In 1967, John (Chick) Donohue was a 26-year-old U.S. Marine Corps veteran working as a merchant seaman when he was challenged one night in a New York City bar. The men gathered at this hearth had lost family and friends in the ongoing war in Vietnam. Now, they were seeing protesters turn on the troops. One neighborhood patriot proposed an idea many might deem preposterous: One of them should sneak into Vietnam, track down their buddies in combat, and give each of them messages of support from back home, maybe some laughs - and beer. Chick volunteered for the mission. He sailed to Vietnam on a cargo ship carrying a backpack full of American beer, landing in Qui Nho'n in 1968. Things went awry when Chick got caught in the Tet Offensive, starting in the early hours as an eyewitness to the battle to retake the U.S. Embassy in Saigon, where he became stuck for months. Chick Donohue later became legendary as "the Sandhog who went to Harvard." He worked for decades on behalf of New York's tunnel builders as the legislative and political director of Sandhogs Local 147. This is the story of his epic beer run to Vietnam, in his own words and in those of the men he found in the war zone.
Call Number: 959.7043 Don
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 23, 2020
Megan Rapinoe, Emma Brockes
Description: The Olympic gold medalist and two-time Women's World Cup champion describes her childhood in a conservative California town, her athletic achievements, and her public advocacy of civil rights and urgently needed social change.Rapinoe was four years old when she kicked her first soccer ball. Her parents encouraged her love for the game, but taught her that winning was much less important than how she lived her life. Here she reflects on the choices she has made, her victories and her failures, and embarks on a thoughtful and candid discussion of her personal journey into social justice. After the 2011 World Cup, discouraged by how few athletes were willing to discuss their sexuality, Rapinoe decided to come out publicly as gay and use her platform to advocate for marriage equality. In 2016 she took a knee during the national anthem to protest racial injustice and police brutality. Rapinoe discusses the obligation we all have to speak up, and the impact each of us can have on our communities. -- adapted from jacket
Call Number: 796.334 Rap
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 23, 2020
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 23, 2020
Jerry Seinfeld
Description: Since his first performance at the New York nightclub "Catch a Rising Star" as a twenty-one-year-old college student in fall of 1975, Jerry Seinfeld has written his own material and saved everything. Whenever he came up with a funny bit, whether it happened on a stage, in a conversation, or working it out on his big yellow legal pad, he kept it in a folders. Everything he thought was worth saving from forty-five years of work. For this book, Seinfeld has selected his favorite material, organized decade by decade. Readers will witness the evolution of this great comedian and gain new insights into the thrilling but unforgiving art of writing stand-up comedy. -- From statement at Amazon.com
Call Number: 792.76 Sei
Format: Book
Date Added: Oct 19, 2020
Thomas Fitton
Description: Fitton identifies the four major forces posing a continued threat to American democracy: the Deep State; Hillary Clinton; voter fraud; and illegal immigration. He shows how subversive Deep State collaborators with ties to the Clinton and Obama machines not only launched countless illegal operations to stop and then remove Trump, but are now working to transform the United States into something truly unrecognizable to all who believe in liberty and the rule of law. -- adapted from jacket
Call Number: 306.2 Fit
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 2, 2020
Wally Koval, Amanda Koval, Wes Anderson, Domenica Alioto
Description: "Accidentally Wes Anderson began as a personal travel bucket list, a catalog of visually striking and historically unique destinations that capture the imagined worlds of Wes Anderson. Now, Accidentally Wes Anderson tells the stories behind more than 200 of the most beautiful, idiosyncratic, and interesting places on Earth. This book, authorized by Wes Anderson himself, travels to every continent and into your own backyard to identify quirky landmarks and undiscovered gems: places you may have passed by, some you always wanted to explore, and many you never knew existed. This book is a passport to inspiration and adventure. Perfect for modern travelers and fans of Wes Anderson's distinctive aesthetic, this is an invitation to look at your world through a different lens.--From statement at Amazon.
Call Number: 910.202 Kov
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 2, 2020
Andrew M. Cuomo
Description: Governor Andrew Cuomo tells the story of how he took charge in the fight against COVID-19 as New York became the epicenter of the pandemic, offering hard-won lessons in leadership and his vision for the path forward.-- From publisher's description.
Call Number: 614.592 Cuo
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 9, 2020
Robert Lacey
Description: From bestselling author and historical consultant to the award-winning Netflix series The Crown, an unparalleled insider account of tumult, secrecy and schism in the Royal family. The world has watched Prince William and Prince Harry since they were born. Raised by Princess Diana to be the closest of brothers, how have the boy princes grown into very different, now distanced men? From royal insider, biographer and historian Robert Lacey, this book reveals the untold details of William and Harry's closeness and estrangement, asking what happens when two sons are raised for vastly different futures ? one burdened with the responsibility of one day becoming king, the other with the knowledge that he will always remain spare. How have William and Harry both agreed and diverged in their views of what a modern royal owes to their country? Were the seeds of damage sowed by Prince Charles and Princess Diana as their marriage unraveled for all the world to see? In the previous generation, how have Prince Charles and Prince Andrew's own relations strained under the Crown? What role has Queen Elizabeth II played in marshalling her feuding heirs? What parts have Kate Middleton and Meghan Markle played in helping their husbands to choose their differing paths? And what is the real, unvarnished story behind Harry and Meghan's dramatic departure? In the most intimate vision yet of life behind closed doors, with its highs, lows and discretions all laid out, this is a journey into royal life as never offered before.The world has watched Prince William and Prince Harry since they were born. Raised by Princess Diana to be the closest of brothers, how have the boy princes grown into very different, now distanced men? Lacey reveals the untold details of William and Harry's closeness and estrangement, asking what happens when two sons are raised for vastly different futures-- one burdened with the responsibility of one day becoming king, the other with the knowledge that he will always remain spare. In the most intimate vision yet of life behind closed doors, with its highs, lows and discretions all laid out, this is a journey into royal life as never offered before. -- adapted from jacket
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 2, 2020
Sam Heughan, Graham McTavish, Charlotte Reather, Diana Gabaldon
Description: From their faithful camper van to boats, kayaks, bicycles, and motorbikes, join stars of Outlander Sam and Graham on a road trip with a difference, as two Scotsmen explore a land of raw beauty, poetry, feuding, music, history, and warfare. Unlikely friends Sam and Graham begin their journey in the heart of Scotland at Glencoe - the site of a great massacre and major clan feud - and travel from there all the way to Inverness and Culloden battlefield, where along the way they experience adventure and a cast of highland characters. In this story of friendship, finding themselves, and whisky, they discover the complexity, rich history and culture of their native country.
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 16, 2020
Peter Strzok
Description: The former F.B.I. deputy assistant director of counterintelligence chronicles the investigation into Russia’s election interference and key moments from his career.
Format: Book
Date Added: Sep 21, 2020
Michael Cohen
Description: An account of President Trump’s business empire, political campaign and presidential administration by his former personal attorney.
Format: Book
Date Added: Sep 21, 2020
Peter Frampton, Alan Light
Description: Frampton was on a path to stardom from an early age, first as the lead singer and guitarist of the Herd and then as cofounder of one of the first supergroups, Humble Pie. As part of a tight-knit collective of British '60s musicians Frampton was touring incessantly and finding new sounds with the talk box, which would become his signature guitar effect. Here he discusses his resilient life and career in his own words, opening up about becoming the cover boy he never wanted to be, his overcoming substance abuse, and how he has continued to play and pour his heart into his music despite an inflammatory muscle disease and his retirement from the road. -- adapted from jacket
Call Number: B Fra
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 2, 2020
David Chang, Gabe Ulla
Description: The chef behind Momofuku and star of Netflix's Ugly Delicious gets uncomfortably real in his debut memoir.
Call Number: 641.509 Cha
Format: Book
Date Added: Sep 21, 2020
David Michaelis
Description: David Michaelis presents a portrait of Eleanor Roosevelt, America's longest-serving First Lady, an avatar of democracy whose ever-expanding agency as diplomat, activist, and humanitarian made her one of the world's most widely admired and influential women.
Call Number: B Roo
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 16, 2020
Christie Tate
Description: A top law school graduate struggling with suicidal thoughts and an eating disorder describes her reluctant participation in a therapeutic support group that taught her the meaning of human connection and intimacy.
Call Number: 616.8915 Tat
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 9, 2020
Jon Meacham
Description: John Lewis, who at age twenty-five marched in Selma and was beaten on the Edmund Pettus Bridge, is a visionary and a man of faith. Jon Meacham writes of how the activist and leader was inspired by the Bible, his mother's unbreakable spirit, his sharecropper father's tireless ambition, and his teachers in nonviolence, Reverend James Lawson and Martin Luther King, Jr. A believer in hope above all else, Lewis learned from a young age that nonviolence was not only a tactic but a philosophy, a biblical imperative, and a transforming reality. Integral to Lewis's commitment to bettering the nation was his faith in humanity and in God, and an unshakable belief in the power of hope. Lewis did what he did--risking limb and life to bear witness for the powerless in the face of the powerful--not in spite of America, but because of America, and not in spite of religion, but because of religion.-- From statement provided by publisher.
Call Number: B Lew
Format: Book
Date Added: Sep 8, 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: Jun 8, 2020
Lenny Kravitz, David Ritz
Description: "Kravitz looks back at his life with candor, self-scrutiny, and humor. 'My life is all about opposites,' he writes. 'Black and white. Jewish and Christian. The Jackson 5 and Led Zeppelin. I accepted my Gemini soul. I owned it. I adored it. Yins and yangs mingled in various parts of my heart and mind, giving me balance and fueling my curiosity and comfort'"--Dust jacket flap.
Call Number: B Kra
Format: Book
Date Added: Oct 19, 2020
Sean Hannity
Description: Sean Hannity offers his first book in ten years, a look at contemporary politics in his trademark take-no-prisoners style.
Call Number: 320.973 Han
Format: Book
Date Added: Sep 8, 2020
Rod Dreher
Description: "The New York Times bestselling author of The Benedict Option draws on the wisdom of Christian survivors of Soviet persecution to warn American Christians of approaching dangers. For years, émigrés from the former Soviet bloc have been telling Rod Dreher they see telltale signs of "soft" totalitarianism cropping up in America--something more Brave New World than Nineteen Eighty-Four. Identity politics are beginning to encroach on every aspect of life. Civil liberties are increasingly seen as a threat to "safety". Progressives marginalize conservative, traditional Christians, and other dissenters. Technology and consumerism hastens the possibility of a corporate surveillance state. And the pandemic, having put millions out of work, leaves our country especially vulnerable to demagogic manipulation. In Live Not By Lies, Dreher amplifies the alarm sounded by the brave men and women who fought totalitarianism. He explains how the totalitarianism facing us today is based less on overt violence and more on psychological manipulation. He tells the stories of modern-day dissidents--clergy, laity, martyrs, and confessors from the Soviet Union and the captive nations of Europe--who offer practical advice for how to identify and resist totalitarianism in our time. Following the model offered by a prophetic World War II-era pastor who prepared believers in his Eastern European to endure the coming of communism, Live Not By Lies teaches American Christians a method for resistance: SEE: Acknowledge the reality of the situation. JUDGE: Assess reality in the light of what we as Christians know to be true. ACT: Take action to protect truth. Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn famously said that one of the biggest mistakes people make is assuming totalitarianism can't happen in their country. Many American Christians are making that mistake today, sleepwalking through the erosion of our freedoms. Live Not By Lies will wake them and equip them for the long resistance"-- Provided by publisher.
Format: Book
Date Added: Oct 13, 2020
Stephanie Winston Wolkoff
Description: A revealing and explosive portrayal of Stephanie Winston Wolkoff's fifteen-year friendship with Melania Trump and observations of the most chaotic White House in history.
Call Number: 973.933 Wol
Format: Book
Date Added: Sep 14, 2020
Pete Souza
Description: During Barack Obama's two terms, Pete Souza was with the President during more crucial moments than anyone else, and he photographed them all. Souza captured nearly two million photographs of President Obama, in moments highly classified and disarmingly candid. Now he presents more than 300 of the most iconic photographs with fine-art print quality in an oversize format. Together they document the most consequential hours of the Presidency (including the historic image of Obama and his advisors in the Situation Room during the bin Laden mission) alongside unguarded moments with the President's family, his encounters with children, interactions with world leaders and cultural figures, and more. Souza's photographs, with the behind-the-scenes captions and stories that accompany them, communicate the pace and power of our nation's highest office. They also reveal the spirit of the man who became our President. We see President Obama lead our nation through monumental challenges, comfort us in calamity and loss, share in hard-won victories, and set an example to "be kind and be useful," as he would instruct his daughters.
Call Number: 973.932 Sou
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 9, 2020
Ted Cruz
Description: Senator Cruz argues that the high court decisions that affect your life have been decided by just one vote. Case studies illustrate his point that one vote preserves your right to speak freely, to bear arms, and to exercise your faith.
Call Number: 347.7326 Cru
Format: Book
Date Added: Oct 13, 2020
Stacey Abrams
Description: Voter suppression has plagued America since its inception, and so has the issue of identity--who is really American and what that means. When tied together, as they are in our modern politics, citizens are harmed in overt, subtle, and even personal ways. Stacey Abrams experienced the effects firsthand, running one of the most unconventional races in modern politics as the Democratic nominee for the governorship in Georgia and the first black woman major party nominee in American history. Abrams did not become governor, but she will not concede. And the reason she won't is because democracy failed voters. However, fixing suppression isn't enough unless we understand how it works and how identity plays a pivotal role. Suppression and identity altered the 2016 presidential election--and will do the same in 2020. But progress can win, and here Abrams lays out how. Abrams draws on national research from her voter rights organization, Fair Fight Action, and her 2020 Census effort, Fair Count, as well as moving and personal anecdotes from her own life. Abrams weaves together the experiences of those who have fought for the vote and the right to be seen throughout our nation's history, linking them with how law and policy deny real political power. So much hangs in the balance for the 2020 election, and the stakes could not be higher. Our Time Is Now will galvanize those seeking change. It will be a critical book by the expert on fair voting and access that will show us where we fall short, who America is now, and empower us to become the democracy we're meant to be.-- From statement provided by publisher.
Call Number: 324.6097 Abr
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 16, 2020
Bob Woodward
Description: An essential account of the Trump presidency draws on interviews with firsthand sources, meeting notes, diaries, and confidential documents to provide details about Trump's moves as he faced a global pandemic, economic disaster, and racial unrest.
Call Number: 973.933 Woo
Format: Book
Date Added: Sep 28, 2020
Pete Souza
Description: As Chief Official White House Photographer, Pete Souza spent more time alongside President Barack Obama than almost anyone else. His years photographing the President gave him a behind-the-scenes view of the Office of the Presidency--and the responsibility that comes with it. This collection is a portrait in Presidential contrasts, telling the tale of the Obama and Trump administrations through a series of visual juxtapositions. More than one hundred images of President Obama are framed by the tweets, news headlines, and quotes that defined the first five hundred days of the Trump White House Souza's photographs are a rejoinder to the chaos, abuses of power, and destructive policies that now define our nation's highest office, and they are a reminder of a President we could believe in, and a courageous defense of American values.
Call Number: 973.932 Sou
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 9, 2020
Fareed Zakaria
Description: COVID-19 is speeding up history, but how? What is the shape of the world to come? Fareed Zakaria helps readers to understand the nature of a post-pandemic world: the political, social, technological, and economic consequences that may take years to unfold. Written in the form of ten "lessons," covering topics from natural and biological risks to the rise of "digital life" to an emerging bipolar world order, Zakaria helps readers to begin thinking beyond the immediate effects of COVID-19. His book speaks to past, present, and future, and, while urgent and timely, is sure to become an enduring reflection on life in the early twenty-first century.-- From statement provided by publisher.
Call Number: 303.49 Zak
Format: Book
Date Added: Oct 19, 2020
Roman Mars, Kurt Kohlstedt
Description: "A beautifully designed guidebook to the unnoticed yet essential elements of our cities, from the creators of the wildly popular 99% Invisible podcast"-- Provided by publisher.
Format: Book
Date Added: Oct 19, 2020
Peter Baker, Susan Glasser
Description: This is a biography and story of White House chief of staff and secretary of state James A. Baker III, the man who ran Washington when Washington ran the world. In the latter half of the twentieth century, no Republican won the presidency without his help, and the men he counseled in the Oval Office--Gerald R. Ford, Ronald Reagan, George H.W. Bush, and George W. Bush--defined more than one generation of American life. Campaign manager, chief of staff, treasury secretary, and ultimately secretary of state, James A. Baker III understood better than anyone how to make Washington work and how to pull the levers of power at home and abroad. Baker worked as a wealthy Houston lawyer until George H. W. Bush drew him into Republican politics. In his years in the White House and in the cabinet, Baker was the avatar of a style of politics and governance that valued pragmatism and deal making over purity. He went from win to win--reforming the tax code, negotiating the first Middle East peace talks, managing the dissolution of the Soviet Union--until his capstone victory, as field marshal for the younger Bush's Florida recount battle, helped divide the country forever.-- From statement provided by publisher.
Call Number: B Bak
Format: Book
Date Added: Oct 13, 2020
Mariah Carey, Michaela Angela Davis
Description: The global icon, award-winning singer, songwriter, producer, actress, mother, daughter, sister, storyteller, and artist tells the unfiltered story of her life.
Call Number: B Car
Format: Book
Date Added: Oct 13, 2020
Mary L. Trump
Description: In this revelatory, authoritative portrait of Donald J. Trump and the toxic family that made him, Mary L. Trump, a trained clinical psychologist and Donald's only niece, shines a bright light on the dark history of their family in order to explain how her uncle became the man who now threatens the world's health, economic security, and social fabric.
Call Number: B Tru
Format: Book
Date Added: Jul 27, 2020
John Lithgow
Description: "Following the great success of his New York Times bestseller DUMPTY, comes award-winning actor and national bestselling author John Lithgow's next book of satirical poetry chronicling Trump and his administration-with poems of the impeachment and beyond"-- Provided by publisher.
Format: Book
Date Added: Oct 13, 2020
Pete Buttigieg
Description: "In Trust, Pete Buttigieg demonstrates how trust will be essential in order to face the unique challenges of the decades ahead. Trust is essential to the foundation of America's democracy, asserts Pete Buttigieg, the former presidential candidate and South Bend mayor. Yet, in a century warped by terrorism, financial collapse, Trumpist populism, systemic racism, and now a global pandemic, trust has been squandered, sacrificed, abused, stolen, or never properly built in the first place. And now, more so than ever before, Americans must work side by side to reckon with the monumental challenges posed by our present moment. Interweaving history, political philosophy, and affecting passages of memoir, Buttigieg explores the strong relationship between measures of prosperity and levels of social trust. He provides an impassioned account of a threefold crisis of trust: in our institutions, in each other, and in the American project itself. Today, these perilous patterns of distrust have wreaked havoc on nearly every sector of society, as Americans increasingly resent the very government that needs to be part of the solution. With the internet and partisan television networks acting as accelerants, Americans jettison any sense of shared reality, lose confidence in experts and scientists, and cope with the grim national tragedy of a pandemic that has only further exemplified the lethality of distrust. Buttigieg contends that our success, or failure, at confronting the greatest challenges of the decade-racial and economic justice, pandemic resilience, and climate action-will rest on whether we can effectively cultivate, deepen, and, where necessary, repair the networks of trust that are now endangered, or for so many, have never even existed. An urgent call to foster an "American way of trust" at this painfully polarized juncture in the nation's history, Trust is a direct reckoning with the prevailing corruption of social responsibility. Yet refusing to give in to the despair that threatens our foundations, Trust seeks to inspire Americans to build a powerful movement that will define all of us in the years to come"-- Provided by publisher.
Format: Book
Date Added: Oct 19, 2020
John O. Brennan
Description: "A powerful and revelatory memoir from former CIA director John Brennan, spanning his more than thirty years in government."--Dust jacket flap.
Call Number: 327.1273 Bre
Format: Book
Date Added: Oct 19, 2020
Andrew Weissmann
Description: In May 2017, Robert Mueller was tapped to lead an inquiry into Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election, coordination by foreign agents with Donald Trump's campaign, and obstruction of justice by the president. Mueller assembled a "dream team" of top prosecutors, and for the next twenty-two months, the investigation was a black box and the subject of endless anticipation and speculation--until April 2019, when the special counsel's report was released. Andrew Weissmann--a key player in the Special Counsel's Office--finally reveals what went on inside the investigation, including the heated debates, painful deliberations, and mistakes of the team--not to mention the external efforts by the president and Attorney General William Barr to manipulate the investigation to their political ends. Weissmann puts the reader in the room as Mueller's team made their most consequential decisions, such as whether to subpoena the president, whether to conduct a full financial investigation of Trump, and whether to explicitly recommend obstruction charges against him. Weissmann also details the debilitating effects that President Trump himself had on the investigation, through his dangling of pardons and his constant threats to shut down the inquiry and fire Mueller, which left the team racing against the clock and essentially fighting with one hand tied behind their backs. Weissmann is as candid about the team's mistakes as he is about its successes, and is committed to accurately documenting the historic investigation for future generations to assess and learn from. This is a story about a team of public servants, dedicated to the rule of law, tasked with investigating a president who did everything he could to stand in their way.
Call Number: 973.933 Wei
Format: Book
Date Added: Oct 13, 2020
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Humans
Brandon Stanton
779.2 Sta
Eat A Peach : A Memoir
David Chang, Gabe Ulla
641.509 Cha
Greenlights
Matthew McConaughey
B McC
Eleanor
David Michaelis
B Roo
Uncomfortable Conversations With A Black Man
Emmanuel Acho
Group : How One Therapist And A Circle Of Strangers Saved My Life
Christie Tate
616.8915 Tat
First Principles : What America's Founders Learned From The Greeks And Romans, And How That Shaped Our Country
Thomas E. Ricks
973.099 Ric
His Truth Is Marching On : John Lewis And The Power Of Hope
Jon Meacham
B Lew
Caste : The Origins Of Our Discontents
Isabel Wilkerson
305.5122 Wil
How To Be An Antiracist
Ibram X. Kendi
305.8 Ken
Untamed
Glennon Doyle
306.89 Doy
Let Love Rule
Lenny Kravitz, David Ritz
B Kra
The Answer Is ... Reflections On My Life
Alex Trebek
B Tre
Live Free Or Die : America (And The World) On The Brink
Sean Hannity
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