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


Dinesh D'Souza
Call Number: ordered 063016
Format: Book
Date Added: Aug 1, 2016
Glenn Beck
Call Number: ordered 071416
Format: Book
Date Added: Aug 15, 2016
Gary J. Byrne, Grant M. Schmidt
Description: A former Secret Service official explores what he sees as "the personal and political dysfunction of the Clinton White House, so consumed by scandal and destroying their enemies, real and imagined, ... that governing was an afterthought."
Call Number: 973.929 Byr
Format: Book
Date Added: Jul 11, 2016
Dick Morris, Eileen McGann
Description: Timed for the critical presidential election season, New York Times bestselling author and noted political commentator Dick Morris provides a strategy and position on the issues for Republicans to attract crucial new voters to the party in order to win back the White House in 2016 and put an end to the Obama agenda of ruinous socialism. The presidential election of 2016 is truly America's Armageddon -- a decisive battle that will determine the future of this country. At stake is the vision of America asa free market democracy offering opportunity to our citizens and leading the world as a force of freedom. Eight years of Obama has sapped America's strength, but America is not defeated. 2016 will be the decisive battle in the struggle against socialistuniformity, collective anti-individualism, executive usurpation, and political corruption. Republicans lost the elections of 2008 and 2012 because we ran our campaigns following the same mold that produced victories in the prior decade. The party stayed within its base, failed to reach out to new voters, and did nothing to inject new issues. In order to win in 2016, Republicans must turn the process around and focus on those unlikely, new voters - black, latino, young, and female - into the electorate. Armageddon reveals the issues that will appeal to this new electorate. By using new issues, attracting new voters, and offering new alternatives, Republicans can win the election of 2016 and save America! This book will be must reading for pundits, politicians and voters alike looking to end America's decline and get on the path to prosperity again"-- Provided by publisher."Timed for the critical presidential election season, New York Times bestselling author and noted political commentator Dick Morris provides a strategy for winning back the White House in 2016 and putting an end to the Obama agenda of ruinous socialism.
Call Number: ordered 072816
Format: Book
Date Added: Aug 1, 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
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
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
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: Jul 27, 2015
Jeffrey Toobin
Call Number: ordered 070716
Format: Book
Date Added: Aug 15, 2016
Heather Mac Donald
Call Number: ordered 071416
Format: Book
Date Added: Aug 8, 2016
Angela Duckworth
Description: In this book for anyone striving to succeed, psychologist Angela Duckworth shows parents, educators, athletes, students, and business people--both seasoned and new--that the secret to outstanding achievement is not talent but a focused persistence called "grit." Why do some people succeed and others fail? Duckworth explains why talent is hardly a guarantor of success. Rather, other factors can be even more crucial such as identifying our passions and following through on our commitments. Drawing on her own story as the daughter of a scientist who frequently bemoaned her lack of smarts, Duckworth describes her winding path through teaching, business consulting, and neuroscience, which led to the hypothesis that what really drives success is not "genius" but a special blend of passion and long-term perseverance. Grit is a book about what goes through your head when you fall down, and how that--not talent or luck--makes all the difference--From statement provided by publisher
Call Number: 158.1 Duc
Format: Book
Date Added: May 16, 2016
David Fisher, Bill O'Reilly
Description: The American Revolution was not inevitable, nor was it a unanimous cause. It pitted neighbors against one another, as loyalists and colonial rebels faced off for their lives and futures. Through the lives of the first Americans, this book reveals the contentious arguments that turned friends into foes and the land into a war zone. From the riots over a child's murder that led to the Boston Massacre, to the Continental Army's first victory under George Washington's leadership, to the Southern guerrilla campaign of "Swamp Fox" Francis Marion, to Benedict Arnold's betrayal, David Fisher explores the combination of resourcefulness, perseverance, strategy, and luck that resulted in the creation of a country that would go on to become the most powerful in the world. Despite the victory of the Revolution, the fight for democracy wasn't over. From the combat zone to Congress, it was a political battle as much as a physical one. With the patriots grappling to create a government, one for and by the people, the origin story of the United States of America was only starting to be written.--Adapted from dust jacket
Call Number: 973.3 Fis
Format: Book
Date Added: Jun 6, 2016
Philip H. Knight
Description: In this candid and riveting memoir, Nike founder and CEO Phil Knight shares the inside story of the company's early days as an intrepid start-up and its evolution into one of the world's most iconic, game-changing, and profitable brands. In 1962, fresh out of business school, Phil Knight borrowed $50 from his father and created a company with a simple mission: import high-quality, low-cost athletic shoes from Japan. Selling the shoes from the trunk of his lime green Plymouth Valiant, Knight grossed $8,000 his first year. Today, Nike's annual sales top $30 billion.--From statement provided by publisher
Call Number: 338.7685 Kni
Format: Book
Date Added: May 11, 2016
Nancy Isenberg
Description: The wretched and landless poor have existed from the time of the earliest British colonial settlement. They were known as "waste people," "offals," "rubbish," "lazy lubbers," and "crackers." By the 1850s, the downtrodden included so-called "clay eaters" and "sandhillers." 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 was fought over class issues nearly as much as it was fought over slavery. Reconstruction pitted poor white trash against newly freed slaves. These poor were at the heart of New Deal reforms and LBJ’s Great Society and they now haunt us in reality TV shows. 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: Jul 5, 2016
David Johnston
Call Number: ordered 081116
Format: Book
Date Added: Aug 15, 2016
John Dickerson
Call Number: ordered 072816
Format: Book
Date Added: Aug 15, 2016
Penn Jillette
Call Number: ordered 071416
Format: Book
Date Added: Aug 15, 2016
Atul Gawande
Description: Gawande, a practicing surgeon, addresses his profession's ultimate limitation, arguing that quality of life is the desired goal for patients and families of the terminally ill
Call Number: 362.175 Gaw
Format: Book
Date Added: Jan 11, 2016
Eric Bolling
Description: America was built on nine distinct virtues which shaped the character of our nation and made it great. Grit, manliness, individualism, merit, profit and providence, dominion over our environment, thrift, and above all pride in our country -- these qualities define us, and are the reason that hundreds of millions of people worldwide look to America for hope, inspiration, and opportunity. But it's precisely these virtues that now are under attack by the radical Left of Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton, Bernie Sanders, and their followers. America as we know it is eroding before our eyes and becoming what Fox News Channel personality Eric Bolling calls a "politically correct nanny state." The rewards for individual achievement and hard work, our basic constitutional rights, religious faith, national identity, and capitalism itself, are being replaced by a dangerous socialistic ideology that is the polar opposite of what our Founding Fathers intended America to be. It’s time for us to wake up and heed the clear-cut warning signs that America is heading in the wrong direction. Eric was raised in a struggling blue-collar family in Chicago, his parents showed him that hard work and firm values can get you far in life. Those values drove him as a young baseball player to being drafted by the Pittsburgh Pirates, then success as a New York Mercantile Exchange trader, and now his daily role on Fox News Channel.
Call Number: 320.5 Bol
Format: Book
Date Added: Jul 11, 2016
Siddhartha Mukherjee
Description: The story of the gene begins in earnest in an obscure Augustinian abbey in Moravia in 1856 where Gregor Mendel, a monk working with pea plants, stumbles on the idea of a "unit of heredity." It intersects with Darwin's theory of evolution, and collides with the horrors of Nazi eugenics in the 1940s. The gene transforms postwar biology. It invades discourses concerning race and identity and provides startling answers to some of the most potent questions coursing through our political and cultural realms. It reorganizes our understanding of sexuality, gender identity, sexual orientation, temperament, choice, and free will, thus raising the most urgent questions affecting our personal realms. Above all, the story of the gene is driven by human ingenuity and obsessive minds--from Mendel and Darwin to Francis Crick, James Watson, and Rosalind Franklin to the thousands of scientists working today to understand the code of codes. Woven through the book is the story of Mukherjee's own family and its recurring pattern of schizophrenia, a haunting reminder that the science of genetics is not confined to the laboratory but is vitally relevant to everyday lives. The moral complexity of genetics reverberates even more urgently today as we learn to "read" and "write" the human genome--unleashing the potential to change the fates and identities of our children and our children's children.
Call Number: 616.042 Muk
Format: Book
Date Added: Aug 15, 2016
Dinesh D'Souza
ordered 063016
Angela Duckworth
158.1 Duc
Glenn Beck
ordered 071416
David Fisher, Bill O'Reilly
973.3 Fis
Gary J. Byrne, Grant M. Schmidt
973.929 Byr
Philip H. Knight
338.7685 Kni
Dick Morris, Eileen McGann
ordered 072816
Nancy Isenberg
305.5 Ise
Lin-Manuel Miranda, Jeremy McCarter
782.14 Mir
David Johnston
ordered 081116
J. D. Vance
306.5 Van
John Dickerson
ordered 072816
Paul Kalanithi, A. (Abraham) Verghese
616.994 Kal
Penn Jillette
ordered 071416
Ta-Nehisi Coates
305.8 Coa
Atul Gawande
362.175 Gaw
Jeffrey Toobin
ordered 070716
Eric Bolling
320.5 Bol
Heather Mac Donald
ordered 071416
Siddhartha Mukherjee
616.042 Muk