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Mark R. (Mark Reed) Levin
Description: Mark R. Levin explains how the core elements of Marxist ideology are now pervasive in American society and culture.-- From statement provided by publisher.
Call Number: 320.973 Lev
Format: Book
Date Added: Jul 26, 2021
Chris Wallace, Mitch Weiss
Description: Chronicles the final months of the hunt for Osama bin Laden.
Call Number: 958.1046 Wal
Format: Book
Date Added: Sep 20, 2021
Tarana Burke
Description: Tarana Burke tells about her own journey to saying those two simple yet infinitely powerful words--metoo--and how she brought empathy back to an entire generation in one of the largest cultural events in American history. Tarana didn't always have the courage to say "me too." As a child, she reeled from her sexual assault, believing she was responsible. Unable to confess what she thought of as her own sins for fear of shattering her family, her soul split in two. One side was the bright, intellectually curious third generation Bronxite steeped in Black literature and power, and the other was the bad, shame ridden girl who thought of herself as a vile rule breaker, not of a victim. She tucked one away, hidden behind a wall of pain and anger, which seemed to work...until it didn't. Tarana fought to reunite her fractured soul, through organizing, pursuing justice, and finding community. Here she shares her extensive work supporting and empowering Black and brown girls, and the devastating realization that to truly help these girls she needed to help that scared, ashamed child still in her soul. She needed to stop running and confront what had happened to her, for Heaven and Diamond and the countless other young Black women for whom she cared. They gave her the courage to embrace her power. A power which in turn she shared with the entire world. Through these young Black and brown women, Tarana found that we can only offer empathy to others if we first offer it to ourselves. This is the story of an inimitable woman's inner strength and perseverance, all in pursuit of bringing healing to her community and the world around her, but it is also a story of possibility, of empathy, of power, and of the leader we all have inside ourselves.-- From statement provided by publisher.
Call Number: 362.883 Bur
Format: Book
Date Added: Sep 27, 2021
Heather E. (Heather Elizabeth) author Heying, Bret Weinstein
Description: For evolutionary biologists Heather Heying and Bret Weinstein, the cause of many modern woes is clear: the world is out of sync with humans' ancient brains and bodies. The authors cut through the disputes surrounding issues like sex, gender, diet, parenting, sleep, education, and more to outline a science-based worldview that will empower the reader to live a better, wiser life. They distill more than twenty years of research and first-hand accounts from the most biodiverse ecosystems on Earth into straightforward principles and guidance for confronting our culture of hyper-novelty.
Format: Book
Date Added: Sep 27, 2021
Mary Roach
Description: Join Mary Roach on an irresistible investigation into the unpredictable world where wildlife and humans meet. What's to be done about a jaywalking moose? A grizzly bear caught breakingand entering? A murderous tree? As Roach discovers, the answers are best found not in jurisprudence but in science: the curious science of human-wildlife conflict, a discipline at the crossroads of human behavior and wildlife biology. Roach tags along with animal attack forensics investigators, human-elephant conflict specialists, bear managers, and "danger tree" faller-blasters. She travels from leopard-terrorized hamlets in the Indian Himalaya to St. Peter's Square in the early hours before the Pope arrives for Easter Mass, when vandal gulls swoop in to destroy the elaborate floral display. Along the way, Roach reveals as much about humanity as about nature's lawbreakers. Fuzz offers hope for compassionate coexistence in our ever-expanding human habitat.-- From statement provided by publisher.
Call Number: 591.5 Roa
Format: Book
Date Added: Sep 27, 2021
Gabrielle Union
Description: In her previous book, Gabrielle Union revealed her own trauma as a victim of sexual assault and spoke openly of her fertility journey. In this collection of essays, she continues her story: becoming a mom to two amazing girls; an expanded career that gives her the opportunity to lift up other voices that need to be heard. But as a Black woman, a mother, an aging woman and a human being, she shows how this ever-changing life presents challenges... and moment of pure joy. -- adapted from jacket
Call Number: B Uni
Format: Book
Date Added: Sep 27, 2021
Carmelo Anthony, D. (Dwight) Watkins
Description: From iconic NBA All-Star Carmelo Anthony comes a raw and inspirational memoir about growing up in the housing projects of Red Hook and Baltimore-a brutal world Where Tomorrows Aren't Promised.
Call Number: 796.323 Ant
Format: Book
Date Added: Sep 27, 2021
Evan Osnos
Description: After a decade abroad, Evan Osnos returns to three places he has lived in the United States--Greenwich, CT; Clarksburg, WV; and Chicago, IL--to illuminate the origins of America's political fury.-- From statement provided by publisher.
Call Number: 973.93 Osn
Format: Book
Date Added: Sep 27, 2021
Tucker Carlson
Description: Tucker Carlson offers a collection of nostalgic writings that underscore America's long slide from innocence to orthodoxy.
Call Number: 302.23 Car
Format: Book
Date Added: Aug 23, 2021
Bruce Duncan Perry, Oprah Winfrey
Description: Oprah Winfrey, sharing stories from her own past, and a renowned brain development and trauma expert discuss the impact of trauma and adversity and how healing must begin with a shift to asking, "What happened to you?" rather than "What's wrong with you?"
Call Number: 616.8521 Per
Format: Book
Date Added: May 11, 2021
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
Nathaniel Philbrick
Description: Nathaniel Philbrick retraces the journey of George Washington as a new President through the former colonies, now an unsure nation. Philbrick weaves history and personal reflection into one narrative. When George Washington became president in 1798, the United States of America was still a loose and quarrelsome confederation and a tentative political experiment. Washington undertook a tour of the ex-colonies to talk to ordinary citizens about their lives and their feelings about his new government, and to imbue in them the idea of being one thing--Americans. Nathaniel Philbrick embarked on his own journey into what Washington called "the infant woody country"--and to see for himself what it had become in the 230 years since. Philbrick follows the tour of America that Washington went on after becoming President--an almost 2,000-mile journey from Mount Vernon to the new capital in New York, a tour of New England, a venture out across Long Island, and into the hinterlands of Georgia, South Carolina, and North Carolina. The narrative moves smoothly back and forth from the eighteenth to twenty-first centuries, so we see the country through Washington's eyes as well as Philbrick's. This book grapples bluntly and honestly with George Washington's legacy as a man of the people, a mythical figure of the early republic, a reluctant President, and a plantation owner who held people in slavery. At historic houses and landmarks, Philbrick reports on the reinterpretations at work, as well as meeting reenactors and other keepers of the flame. He paints a picture of 18th century America as divided and fraught as it is today, and he comes to understand how Washington entranced, compelled, enticed, and stood up to the many different kinds of citizens he met on this journey--and how through belief, vision, and sheer will he convinced them that they were now all Americans, creating a sense of national solidarity that had never existed before.-- From statement provided by publisher.
Call Number: 973.41 Phi
Format: Book
Date Added: Sep 27, 2021
Michelle Zauner
Description: A memoir about growing up Korean-American, losing her mother, and forging her own identity. In this story of family, food, grief, and endurance, Michelle Zauner proves herself far more than a dazzling singer, songwriter, and guitarist. With humor and heart, she tells of growing up the only Asian-American kid at her school in Eugene, Oregon; of struggling with her mother's particular, high expectations of her; of a painful adolescence; of treasured months spent in her grandmother's tiny apartment in Seoul, where she and her mother would bond, late at night, over heaping plates of food. As she grew up, moving to the east coast for college, finding work in the restaurant industry, performing gigs with her fledgling band--and meeting the man who would become her husband--her Koreanness began to feel ever more distant, even as she found the life she wanted to live. It was her mother's diagnosis of terminal pancreatic cancer, when Michelle was twenty-five, that forced a reckoning with her identity and brought her to reclaim the gifts of taste, language, and history her mother had given her.
Call Number: B Zau
Format: Book
Date Added: Jun 7, 2021
Qian Julie Wang
Description: An incandescent and heartrending memoir about Qian Julie Wang's five years living undocumented after immigrating with her parents from China to New York City in 1994. In Chinese the word for the United States, Mei Guo, translates directly to "beautiful country," but when seven-year-old Qian is plucked from her warm and happy childhood surrounded by extended family in China, she finds a world of crushing fear and poverty instead. Unable to speak English at first, Qian is isolated and disregarded, put into special education classes because she doesn't speak the language and humiliated by teachers and classmates when she struggles to pay attention because of hunger or exhaustion. She encounters racism, and people of other races, for the first time, shocked at where her family fits in comparison to their status as educated elites in China. After school she works shifts alongside her mother in Chinatown sweatshops. There is so much about Qian's new home that doesn't make sense, but the rules of survival are drilled into her head: If you see a policeman, you must run in the other direction. If anyone asks--or even if they don't--you tell them you were born here. Do as you're told or we could be separated forever. Understanding impliclity the toll this has taken on her parents, Qian tries desperately to cheer them up and mediate their increasingly heated arguments, certain that if she is good enough, she can hold the family together. Wang channels her childhood perspective, illuminating the cruelty and indignity of America's immigration system, while also crafting a narrative of resilience from her family's small moments of joy: their first slice of pizza, "shopping days" when the family would unearth unlikely treasures in Brooklyn's trash, and the necessary escape she found in books at the local library.
Call Number: 974.71 Wan
Format: Book
Date Added: Sep 20, 2021
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
Billie Jean King, Johnette Howard, Maryanne Vollers
Description: In this spirited account, Billie Jean King details her life's journey to find her true self. She recounts her groundbreaking tennis career--six years as the top-ranked woman in the world, twenty Wimbledon championships, thirty-nine grand-slam titles, and her watershed defeat of Bobby Riggs in the famous "Battle of the Sexes." She poignantly recalls the cultural backdrop of those years and the profound impact on her worldview from the women's movement, the assassinations and anti-war protests of the 1960s, the civil rights movement, and, eventually, the LGBTQ+ rights movement.
Call Number: B Kin
Format: Book
Date Added: Sep 13, 2021
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
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: Aug 30, 2021
Hayley Mills
Description: Hayley Mills, the iconic actress, looks back on her days as a child star for Disney, as well as the challenges of dealing with an industry that wanted her to remain to bound to a wholesome, youthful public image.
Call Number: B Mil
Format: Book
Date Added: Sep 20, 2021
Craig Whitlock
Description: The investigative story of how three successive presidents and their military commanders deceived the public year after year about the longest war in American history by Washington Post reporter Craig Whitlock.-- From statement provided by publisher.
Call Number: 958.1047 Whi
Format: Book
Date Added: Sep 13, 2021
David M. Rubenstein
Description: Pulitzer Prize-winning historians, diplomats, music legends and sports giants explore the grand American experiment in democracy, culture, innovation and ideas, revealing the setbacks, suffering, invention, ingenuity, and social movements that continue to shape our vision of what America is and what it can be.
Call Number: 973 Rub
Format: Book
Date Added: Sep 20, 2021
Michael (Michael M.) Lewis
Description: Michael Lewis's nonfiction thriller pits a band of medical visionaries against the official response of the Trump administration to the outbreak of COVID-19. A thirteen-year-old girl's science project on transmission of an airborne pathogen develops into a very grown-up model of disease control. A local public-health officer uses her worm's-eye view to see what the CDC misses, and reveals great truths about American society. A secret team of dissenting doctors, nicknamed the Wolverines, has everything necessary to fight the pandemic: brilliant backgrounds, world-class labs, prior experience with the pandemic scares of bird flu and swine flu... except official permission to implement their work.
Call Number: 614.592 Lew
Format: Book
Date Added: Sep 13, 2021
Mary L. Trump
Description: Donald Trump's niece, Mary L. Trump, examines America's national trauma, rooted in our history but dramatically exacerbated by the impact of current events and the Trump administration's corrupt and immoral policies. Our failure to acknowledge this trauma, let alone root it out, has allowed it to metastasize. Whether it manifests itself in rising levels of rage and hatred, or hopelessness and apathy, the stress of living in a country we no longer recognize has affected all of us. America is suffering from PTSD--a new leader alone cannot fix us.
Call Number: 306.0973 Tru
Format: Book
Date Added: Aug 30, 2021
Adam M. Grant
Description: Adam Grant examines the critical art of rethinking: learning to question your beliefs and to know what you don't know, which can position you for success at work and happiness at home. Our ways of thinking become habits that we don't bother to question, and mental laziness leads us to prefer the ease of old routines to the difficulty of new ones. We fail to update the beliefs we formed in the past for the challenges we face in the present. But in a rapidly changing world, we need to spend as much time rethinking as we do thinking. This book is about the benefit of doubt, and about how we can get better at embracing the unknown and the joy of being wrong. Evidence has shown that creative geniuses are not attached to one identity but constantly willing to rethink their stances, that leaders who admit they don't know something and seek critical feedback lead more productive and innovative teams, and that our greatest presidents have been open to updating their views. As a mindset and a skillset, rethinking can be taught, and Grant explains how to develop the necessary qualities.It's intellectual humility that makes it possible for us to stop denying our weaknesses so that we can start improving ourselves.-- From statement provided by publisher.
Call Number: 153.42 Gra
Format: Book
Date Added: Jun 21, 2021
Bobby Hall
Description: Transforming a childhood of violence, anger and trauma into music that spread a resilient message of peace, love and positivity, Bobby Hall, aka Logic, looks back on his life with humor and honesty, revealing a man, who against all odds, refused to be broken.
Call Number: B Hal
Format: Book
Date Added: Sep 20, 2021
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American Marxism
Mark R. (Mark Reed) Levin
320.973 Lev
Beautiful Country : A Memoir
Qian Julie Wang
974.71 Wan
Countdown Bin Laden : The Untold Story Of The 247-day Hunt To Bring The Mastermind Of 9/11 To Justice
Chris Wallace, Mitch Weiss
958.1046 Wal
Untamed
Glennon Doyle
306.89 Doy
Unbound : My Story Of Liberation And The Birth Of The Me Too Movement
Tarana Burke
362.883 Bur
All In : An Autobiography
Billie Jean King, Johnette Howard, Maryanne Vollers
B Kin
A Hunter-gatherer's Guide To The 21st Century : Evolution And The Challenges Of Modern Life
Heather E. (Heather Elizabeth) author Heying, Bret Weinstein
Caste : The Origins Of Our Discontents
Isabel Wilkerson
305.5122 Wil
Fuzz : When Nature Breaks The Law
Mary Roach
591.5 Roa
Educated : A Memoir
Tara Westover
270.092 Wes
You Got Anything Stronger? : Stories
Gabrielle Union
B Uni
Forever Young : A Memoir
Hayley Mills
B Mil
Where Tomorrows Aren't Promised : A Memoir
Carmelo Anthony, D. (Dwight) Watkins
796.323 Ant
The Afghanistan Papers : A Secret History Of The War
Craig Whitlock
958.1047 Whi
Wildland : The Making Of America's Fury
Evan Osnos
973.93 Osn
The American Experiment : Dialogues On A Dream
David M. Rubenstein
973 Rub
The Long Slide : Thirty Years In American Journalism
Tucker Carlson
302.23 Car
The Premonition : A Pandemic Story
Michael (Michael M.) Lewis
614.592 Lew
What Happened To You? : Conversations On Trauma, Resilience, And Healing
Bruce Duncan Perry, Oprah Winfrey
616.8521 Per
The Reckoning : Our Nation's Trauma And Finding A Way To Heal
Mary L. Trump
306.0973 Tru
Greenlights
Matthew McConaughey
B McC
Think Again : The Power Of Knowing What You Don't Know
Adam M. Grant
153.42 Gra
Travels With George : In Search Of Washington And His Legacy
Nathaniel Philbrick
973.41 Phi
This Bright Future
Bobby Hall
B Hal
Crying In H Mart : A Memoir
Michelle Zauner
B Zau