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Al Franken
Description: The Harvard-educated comedian, talk-show host, and U.S. Senator chronicles the story of his unlikely senatorial campaign, detailing the ensuing months-long recount and what his service has taught him about America's deeply polarized political culture.
Call Number: 328.73 Fra
Format: Book
Date Added: Jun 12, 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
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
Jeff Flake
Description: The Arizona senator defends traditional conservative values, says the movement has lost its way and calls for a return to principle.
Call Number: ordered 081017
Format: Book
Date Added: Aug 14, 2017
Joshua Green
Description: The elevation of Bannon to head Trump's flagging presidential campaign on August 17, 2016, seemed to signal the meltdown of the Republican Party. Bannon was a bomb-throwing pugilist despised by Democrats and Republicans alike. Green shows that, to understand Trump's extraordinary rise and Clinton's fall, you have to weave Trump's story together with Bannon's, or else it doesn't make sense.
Call Number: ordered 072017
Format: Book
Date Added: Jul 31, 2017
Sheryl Sandberg, Adam M. Grant
Description: After the sudden death of her husband, Sandberg felt certain that she and her children would never feel pure joy again. Grant, a friend, told her there are concrete steps people can take to recover and rebound from life-shattering experiences. Here they combine personal insights with research on finding strength in the face of adversity. Resilience comes from deep within us and from support outside us. Even after the most devastating events, it is possible to grow by finding deeper meaning and gaining greater appreciation in our lives.
Call Number: 155.937 San
Format: Book
Date Added: May 8, 2017
Dinesh D'Souza
Description: Argues that the ideology of the Democratic left in the United States is virtually identical with fascism and discusses how the left has borrowed tactics of intimidation from the Nazis.
Call Number: 320.513 DSo
Format: Book
Date Added: Aug 14, 2017
Mark R. (Mark Reed) Levin
Description: What would Thomas Jefferson, George Washington, James Madison, and the other Founders would think about today's America and the ubiquitous nature of the federal government? Surely they would object. Mark Levin revisits the Founders' ideal of limited government based on natural law--and their frequent warnings about the perils of overreach by the federal government--and he concludes that the Founders would be outraged and disappointed to see where we've ended up. He shows how progressivism seeks to refute the American heritage of individual liberty and completely overhaul modern life, growing into a government with no limits and leading us into a new age of authoritarianism, far from the Founders' dream of a limited government as delineated in the Constitution. He argues that a restoration to the essential truths on which our country was founded has never been more urgent. Rediscovering Americanism is an appeal to his fellow citizens to reverse course, reminding us of what we are losing and what we must restore for the sake of our children and our children's children.--From jacket.
Call Number: 320.52 Lev
Format: Book
Date Added: Jul 11, 2017
Newt Gingrich
Description: Understanding Trump requires a willingness to study and learn from him. His principles grow out of five decades of business and celebrity success. Trump behaves differently than traditional politicians because his entire life experience has been different than most traditional politicians. This book will explain the Trump phenomenon and help people understand the emerging movement and administration. Newt Gingrich says President Trump should begin every day by reviewing his campaign promises. Trump owes his presidency to the people who believed in him, not to the courtiers and schmoozers who had contempt for him as candidate but adore him now that he is president.
Call Number: 973.933 Gin
Format: Book
Date Added: Jun 28, 2017
David Grann
Description: Presents a true account of the early twentieth-century murders of dozens of wealthy Osage and law-enforcement officials, citing the contributions and missteps of a fledgling FBI that eventually uncovered one of the most chilling conspiracies in American history.
Call Number: 976.6 Gra
Format: Book
Date Added: May 1, 2017
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.
Call Number: 305.8 Coa
Format: Book
Date Added: Aug 14, 2017
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: Aug 14, 2017
Milo Yiannopoulos
Description: The alt-right provocateur criticizes political correctness.
Call Number: ordered 071317
Format: Book
Date Added: Jul 18, 2017
Kevin Hart, Neil Strauss
Description: Comedian and Hollywood star Kevin Hart turns his talent to the written word by writing some words. Put them together and readers have a funny, heartfelt, and inspirational memoir on survival, success, and the importance of believing in themselves.
Call Number: B Har
Format: Book
Date Added: Jun 19, 2017
Trevor Noah
Description: Noah's path from apartheid South Africa to the desk of The Daily Show began with a criminal act: his birth. Born to a white Swiss father and a black Xhosa mother, at the time such a union was punishable by five years in prison. As he struggles to find himself in a world where he was never supposed to exist, his mother is determined to save her son from the cycle of poverty, violence, and abuse that would ultimately threaten her own life. With an incisive wit and unflinching honesty, Noah weaves together a moving yet funny portrait of a boy making his way through a damaged world in a dangerous time.
Call Number: B Noa
Format: Book
Date Added: Jul 31, 2017
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 24, 2017
Mark Bowden
Description: Interviews with participants from both sides of the conflict and materials from Vietnamese and American archives provide multiple points of view on each stage of the Battle of Hue.
Call Number: ordered 060817
Format: Book
Date Added: Jun 19, 2017
Roxane Gay
Description: Gay has written about food and bodies, using her own emotional and psychological struggles as a means of exploring our shared anxieties over pleasure, consumption, appearance, and health. As a woman who describes her own body as 'wildly undisciplined,' Roxane understands the tension between desire and denial, between self-comfort and self-care.--From statement at Amazon.com.
Call Number: 616.8526 Gay
Format: Book
Date Added: Jun 28, 2017
Yuval N Harari
Description: One hundred thousand years ago, at least six different species of humans inhabited Earth. Yet today there is only one--homo sapiens. What happened to the others? And what may happen to us? Most books about the history of humanity pursue either a historical or a biological approach, but Dr. Yuval Noah Harari breaks the mold with this highly original book that begins about 70,000 years ago with the appearance of modern cognition.
Call Number: 909 Har
Format: Book
Date Added: Aug 7, 2017
Dalai Lama XIV Bstan-�ơdzin-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: Jul 11, 2017
Robert O'Neill
Description: SEAL Team Operator Robert O'Neill's 400 career missions included attempts to rescue "Lone Survivor" Marcus Luttrell and abducted-by-Somali-pirates Captain Richard Phillips. It culminated in those famous three shots that dispatched the world's most wanted terrorist, Osama bin Laden. Now O'Neill describes his childhood in Butte, Montana; his impulsive decision to join the SEALs; the arduous evaluation and training process; and the even tougher gauntlet he had to run to join the SEALS' most elite unit. After officially becoming a SEAL, O'Neill would spend more than a decade in the most intense counterterror effort in U.S. history. For extended periods, not a night passed without him and his small team recording multiple enemy kills. The Operator describes the nonstop action of O'Neill's deployments in Iraq and Afghanistan, evokes the black humor of years-long combat, brings to life the lethal efficiency of the military's most selective units, and reveals firsthand details of the most celebrated terrorist takedown in history.
Call Number: 359.9 ONe
Format: Book
Date Added: Jul 31, 2017
Eric Bolling
Description: Eric Bolling, the cohost of Fox News' "The Five", chronicles various stories of political scandal in Washington, DC, and ends by offering recommendations on how President Trump can rid America's capital of political corruption.
Call Number: 320.973 Bol
Format: Book
Date Added: Jul 11, 2017
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Al Franken, Giant Of The Senate
Al Franken
328.73 Fra
When Breath Becomes Air
Paul Kalanithi, A. (Abraham) Verghese
616.994 Kal
Astrophysics For People In A Hurry
Neil deGrasse Tyson
523.01 Tys
Dangerous
Milo Yiannopoulos
ordered 071317
Hillbilly Elegy : A Memoir Of A Family And Culture In Crisis
J. D. Vance
306.5 Van
I Can't Make This Up : Life Lessons
Kevin Hart, Neil Strauss
B Har
Conscience Of A Conservative : A Rejection Of Destructive Politics And A Return To Principle
Jeff Flake
ordered 081017
Born A Crime : Stories From A South African Childhood
Trevor Noah
B Noa
Devil's Bargain : Steve Bannon, Donald Trump, And The Storming Of The Presidency
Joshua Green
ordered 072017
Hamilton : The Revolution : Being The Complete Libretto Of The Broadway Musical, With A True Account Of Its Creation, And Concise Remarks On Hip-hop, The Power Of Stories, And The New America
Lin-Manuel Miranda, Jeremy McCarter
782.14 Mir
Option B : Facing Adversity, Building Resilience, And Finding Joy
Sheryl Sandberg, Adam M. Grant
155.937 San
Huế 1968 : A Turning Point Of The American War In Vietnam
Mark Bowden
ordered 060817
The Big Lie : Exposing The Nazi Roots Of The American Left
Dinesh D'Souza
320.513 DSo
Hunger : A Memoir Of (My) Body
Roxane Gay
616.8526 Gay
Rediscovering Americanism : And The Tyranny Of Progressivism
Mark R. (Mark Reed) Levin
320.52 Lev
Sapiens : A Brief History Of Humankind
Yuval N Harari
909 Har
Understanding Trump
Newt Gingrich
973.933 Gin
The Book Of Joy : Lasting Happiness In A Changing World
Dalai Lama XIV Bstan-�ơdzin-rgya-mtsho, Desmond Tutu, Douglas Carlton Abrams
294.3444 Bst
Killers Of The Flower Moon : The Osage Murders And The Birth Of The Fbi
David Grann
976.6 Gra
The Operator : Firing The Shots That Killed Osama Bin Laden And My Years As A Seal Team Warrior
Robert O'Neill
359.9 ONe
Between The World And Me
Ta-Nehisi Coates
305.8 Coa
The Swamp : Washington's Murky Pool Of Corruption And Cronyism And How Trump Can Drain It
Eric Bolling
320.973 Bol