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


James N. Mattis, Francis J West
Description: Call Sign Chaos is a memoir of a life of warfighting and lifelong learning, following along as Mattis rises from Marine recruit to four-star general. It is a journey about learning to lead and a story about how he, through constant study and action, developed a unique leadership philosophy, one relevant to us all.
Call Number: ordered 090519
Format: Book
Date Added: Sep 16, 2019
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
Jeanine Pirro
Description: Donald Trump's presidency has been under siege from the Left and its Deep State fellow travelers who have concocted an outrageous case of conspiracy with Russia to keep Trump from securing America's borders, reviving the nation's economy, and restoring our constitutional republic. Pirro's keen analysis reveals the anti-Trump conspirators' corrupt methods and possible crimes, warning patriotic Americans before it is too late.
Call Number: 973.933 Pir
Format: Book
Date Added: Sep 9, 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
David G. McCullough
Description: David McCullough tells the story of the settlers who began America's migration west, overcoming almost-unimaginable hardships to build in the Ohio wilderness a town and a government that incorporated America's highest ideals.-- From statement provided by publisher.
Call Number: 977 McC
Format: Book
Date Added: May 20, 2019
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.-- From statement provided by publisher.
Call Number: 305.8 Ken
Format: Book
Date Added: Aug 26, 2019
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. -- adapted from jacket
Call Number: 616.8914 Got
Format: Book
Date Added: Jul 29, 2019
Lisa Taddeo
Description: A true story about the sex lives of three real American women, based on nearly a decade of reporting. Over the past eight years, journalist Lisa Taddeo has driven across the country six times to embed herself with ordinary women from different regions and backgrounds. Based on years of immersive reporting, and told with frankness and immediacy, Three Women is a portrait of erotic longing in today's America, exposing the fragility, complexity, and inequality of female desire. It is both a feat of journalism and a triumph of storytelling that introduces us to three unforgettable women--and one writer--whose experiences remind us that we are not alone.--From dust jacket.
Call Number: 306.7082 Tad
Format: Book
Date Added: Jul 24, 2019
Jia Tolentino
Description: Jia Tolentino, a writer at The New Yorker, examines the fractures at the center of contemporary culture with verve, deftness, and intellectual ferocity. In this collection of nine essays, she delves into the forces what warp our vision and give us our self-delusion. This is a book about the incentives that shape us, and about how hard it is to see ourselves clearly through a culture that revolves around the self.
Call Number: 973.93 Tol
Format: Book
Date Added: Aug 19, 2019
Mat Best, Ross Patterson, Nils Parker
Description: Mat Best may be the only man alive known for both crazy-intense military ops and crazy-funny YouTube videos. In Freedom On!, he uses the gallows humor and ribald sensibility that earned him over a million Facebook followers to tell his personal story of military service and the bumpy transition to civilian life and successful entrepreneurship. Beginning as a teenager in a military family dealing with 9/11, continuing through the intensity of four years as an Army Ranger and five years as a private military contractor, and concluding with one of the most meaningful moments in Best's life--screening a movie he wrote, produced, and starred in for soldiers deployed overseas--Best gives readers a fuller sense of the person they might only know from his majoronline and video persona. With equal amounts of heart and balls, this is the unapologetic, laugh-your-ass-off military book that vets and civilians alike have been waiting for.
Call Number: ordered 082919
Format: Book
Date Added: Sep 3, 2019
Rick Ross, Neil Martinez-Belkin
Description: Rick Ross is an indomitable presence in the music industry, but few people know his full story. Now, for the first time, Ross offers a vivid, dramatic and unexpectedly candid account of his early childhood, his tumultuous adolescence and his dramatic ascendancy in the world of hip-hop. Born William Leonard Roberts II, Ross grew up 'across the bridge,' in a Miami at odds with the glitzy beaches, nightclubs and yachts of South Beach. In the aftermath of the 1980 race riots and the Mariel boatlift, Ross came of age at the height of the city's crack epidemic, when home invasions and execution-style killings were commonplace. Still, in the midst of the chaos and danger that surrounded him, Ross flourished, first as a standout high school football player and then as a dope boy in Carol City's notorious Matchbox housing projects. All the while he honed his musical talent, overcoming setback after setback until a song called 'Hustlin' changed his life forever.
Call Number: ordered 090519
Format: Book
Date Added: Sep 16, 2019
Seth Abramson
Description: "Seth Abramson shows how Trump has conspired and colluded with leaders from Russia, Saudi Arabia, and the UAE, from even before he won the presidency In late 2015, convicted pedophile, international dealmaker, and cooperating witness in Special Counsel Robert Mueller's Russia investigation George Nader convened a secret meeting aboard a massive luxury yacht in the Red Sea. Nader pitched Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, Emirati Crown Prince Mohammed bin Zayed, Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi and other Middle Eastern leaders a plan for a new pro-U.S., pro-Israel alliance of Arab nations that would fundamentally alter the geopolitics of the Middle East while marginalizing Iran, Qatar, and Turkey. To succeed, the plan would need a highly placed American politician willing to drop sanctions on Russia so that Vladimir Putin would in turn agree to end his support for Iran. They agreed the perfect American partner was Donald Trump, who had benefited immensely from his Saudi, Emirati, and Russian dealings for many years, and who, in 2015, became the only U.S. presidential candidate to argue for a unilateral end to Russian sanctions and a far more hostile approach to Iran. So begins New York Times bestselling author Seth Abramson's explosive new book Proof of Conspiracy: How Trump's International Collusion Threatens American Democracy, a story of international intrigue whose massive cast of characters includes Israeli intelligence operatives, Russian oligarchs, Saudi death squads, American mercenary companies, Trump's innermost circle, and several members of the Trump family as well as Trump himself-all part of a clandestine multinational narrative that takes us from Washington, D.C. and Moscow to the Middle Eastern capitals of Riyadh, Abu Dhabi, Jerusalem, Cairo, Tehran, and Doha. Proof of Conspiracy is a chilling and unforgettable depiction of the dangers America and the world now face"-- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: ordered 090519
Format: Book
Date Added: Sep 16, 2019
Mark R. (Mark Reed) Levin
Description: In Unfreedom of the Press, Mark Levin shows how those entrusted with news reporting today are destroying freedom of the press from within: "not government oppression or suppression," he writes, but self-censorship, group-think, bias by omission, and passing off opinion, propaganda, pseudo-events, and outright lies as news. Levin takes the reader through the early American patriot press, which proudly promoted the principles set forth in the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution, followed by the early decades of the Republic during which newspapers around the young country were open and transparent about their fierce allegiance to one political party or the other. It was only at the start of the Progressive Era and the twentieth century that the supposed "objectivity of the press" first surfaced, leaving us where we are today: with a partisan party-press aligned with a political ideology but hypocritically engaged in a massive untruth as to its real nature.
Call Number: 070.449 Lev
Format: Book
Date Added: Jun 3, 2019
John Carreyrou
Description: The inside story of the rise and shocking collapse of a multibillion-dollar startup. In 2014, Theranos founder and CEO Elizabeth Holmes had created a startup "unicorn" that promised to revolutionize the medical industry with a machine that would make blood tests significantly faster and easier. Backed by investors, Theranos sold shares in a fundraising round that valued the company at $9 billion, putting Holmes's worth at an estimated $4.7 billion. The problem: The technology didn't work. For years, Holmes had been misleading investors, FDA officials, and her own employees. Here is the story of the biggest corporate fraud since Enron, a cautionary tale set amid the bold promises and gold-rush frenzy of Silicon Valley.-- From statement provided by publisher.
Call Number: 338.7681 Car
Format: Book
Date Added: Aug 19, 2019
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: Aug 12, 2019
Charles King
Description: A group portrait of Franz Boas, the founder of cultural anthropology, and his circle of women scientists, who upended American notions of race, gender, and sexuality in the 1920s and 1930s--a chronicle of how our society began to question the basic ways we understand other cultures and ourselves.--From publisher's description.
Call Number: 301.092 Kin
Format: Book
Date Added: Sep 3, 2019
Christopher Leonard
Description: An account of how the biggest private company in the world grew to be that big and tells the story of modern corporate America. Koch Industries is everywhere: from fertilizers to the chemicals that make our pipes to the synthetics that make our carpets and diapers to the Wall Street trading in all these commodities. For five decades, CEO Charles Koch has kept Koch Industries quietly operating in deepest secrecy, with a view toward very, very long-term profits. He's a genius businessman: patient with earnings, able to learn from his mistakes, determined that his employees develop a reverence for free-market ruthlessness, and a master disrupter, making him and his brother David rich. But the other side to this story offers an understanding of how we killed the unions in this country, how we widened the income divide, stalled progress on climate change, and how our corporations bought the influence industry. The book tells the ambitious tale of how one private company consolidated power over half a century--and how in doing so, it helped transform capitalism into something that feels deeply alienating to many Americans today.
Call Number: 338.7665 Leo
Format: Book
Date Added: Aug 26, 2019
David J. Epstein
Description: What's the most effective path to success in any domain? Experts argue that anyone who wants to develop a skill, play an instrument, or lead their field should start early, focus intensely, and rack up as many hours of deliberate practice as possible. If you dabble or delay, you'll never catch up to the people who got a head start. But a closer look at research on the world's top performers, from professional athletes to Nobel laureates, shows that early specialization is the exception, not the rule. David Epstein examined the world's most successful athletes, artists, musicians, inventors, forecasters and scientists. He discovered that in most fields--especially those that are complex and unpredictable--generalists, not specialists, are primed to excel. Generalists often find their path late, and they juggle many interests rather than focusing on one. They're also more creative, more agile, and able to make connections their more specialized peers can't see. People who think broadly and embrace diverse experiences and perspectives will increasingly thrive.--From dust jacket.
Call Number: 153.9 Eps
Format: Book
Date Added: Aug 6, 2019
William H. McRaven
Description: Admiral William H. McRaven was involved in some of the most famous military missions in recent memory, including the capture of Saddam Hussein, the rescue of Captain Richard Phillips, and the raid to kill Osama bin Laden. Full of thrilling stories from life in the special operations world, this is an unforgettable memoir about one man's incredible life, from childhood days sneaking into high-security military sites to a day job of hunting terrorists and rescuing hostages.
Call Number: ordered 042519
Format: Book
Date Added: Jun 3, 2019
Rick Atkinson
Description: "Rick Atkinson, author of the Pulitzer Prize-winning An Army at Dawn and two other masterly books about World War II, has long been admired for his unparalleled ability to write deeply researched, stunningly vivid narrative history. Now he turns his attention to a new war, and in the initial volume of the Revolution Trilogy he tells the story of the first twenty months of the bloody struggle to shake free of King George's shackles. From the battles at Lexington and Concord in spring 1775 to those at Trenton and Princeton in winter 1777, the ragtag Continental Army takes on the world's most formidable fighting force and gradually finds the will and the way to win. It is a riveting saga populated by singular characters: Henry Knox, the former bookseller with an uncanny understanding of how best to deploy artillery; Nathaniel Greene, the blue-eyed bumpkin who becomes one of America's greatest battle captains; Benjamin Franklin, the self-made man who proves himself the nation's greatest diplomat; George Washington, the commander-in-chief who learns the difficult art of leadership amid the fire and smoke of the battlefield. And the British are here, too: we see the war through their eyes and their gunsights, and as a consequence the mortal conflict between the redcoats and the rebels is all the more compelling. Full of fresh details and untold stories, The British Are Coming gives stirring new life to the first act of our country's creation drama. It is a tale of heroes and knaves, of sacrifice and blunder, of redemption and profound suffering. But once begun, the war for independence can have only one of two outcomes: death or victory."--Provided by publisher.
Call Number: ordered 041119
Format: Book
Date Added: May 28, 2019
Melinda Gates
Description: In this candid and inspiring book, Gates traces her awakening to the link between women's empowerment and the health of societies. She shows some of the tremendous opportunities that exist right now to 'turbo charge' change. And she provides simple and effective ways each one of us can make a difference. A personal statement of passionate conviction, this book tells of Gates' journey from a partner working behind the scenes to one of the world's foremost advocates for women, driven by the belief that no one should be excluded, all lives have equal value, and gender equity is the lever that lifts everything.
Call Number: 350.42 Gat
Format: Book
Date Added: May 6, 2019
David Brooks
Description: "Everybody tells you to live for a cause larger than yourself, but how exactly do you do it? The bestselling author of The Road to Character explores what it takes to lead a meaningful life in a self-centered world." -- From Amazon.com summary.
Call Number: ordered 032119
Format: Book
Date Added: Apr 30, 2019
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Call Sign Chaos : Learning To Lead
James N. Mattis, Francis J West
ordered 090519
Proof Of Conspiracy : How Trump's International Collusion Is Threatening American Democracy
Seth Abramson
ordered 090519
Educated: A Memoir
Tara Westover
270.092 Wes
Unfreedom Of The Press
Mark R. (Mark Reed) Levin
070.449 Lev
Radicals, Resistance, And Revenge : The Left's Plot To Remake America
Jeanine Pirro
973.933 Pir
Bad Blood : Secrets And Lies In A Silicon Valley Startup
John Carreyrou
338.7681 Car
Becoming
Michelle Obama
B Oba
Between The World And Me
Ta-Nehisi Coates
305.8 Coa
The Pioneers: The Heroic Story Of The Settlers Who Brought The American Ideal West
David G. McCullough
977 McC
Gods Of The Upper Air : How A Circle Of Renegade Anthropologists Reinvented Race, Sex, And Gender In The Twentieth Century
Charles King
301.092 Kin
How To Be An Antiracist
Ibram X. Kendi
305.8 Ken
Kochland : The Secret History Of Koch Industries And Corporate Power In America
Christopher Leonard
338.7665 Leo
Maybe You Should Talk To Someone : A Therapist, Her Therapist, And Our Lives Revealed
Lori Gottlieb
616.8914 Got
Range : Why Generalists Triumph In A Specialized World
David J. Epstein
153.9 Eps
Three Women
Lisa Taddeo
306.7082 Tad
Sea Stories: My Life In Special Operations
William H. McRaven
ordered 042519
Trick Mirror : Reflections On Self-delusion
Jia Tolentino
973.93 Tol
The British Are Coming: The War For America, Lexington To Princeton, 1775-1777
Rick Atkinson
ordered 041119
Thank You For My Service
Mat Best, Ross Patterson, Nils Parker
ordered 082919
The Moment Of Lift: How Empowering Women Changes The World
Melinda Gates
350.42 Gat
Hurricanes : A Memoir
Rick Ross, Neil Martinez-Belkin
ordered 090519
The Second Mountain: The Quest For A Moral Life
David Brooks
ordered 032119