Nonfiction


Roger W. Thompson
Description: In the literary spirit of well-worn tales about America's open road, this honest, often hilarious collection of essays shows how to embark on adventures that kindle spiritual reflection, personal growth, and deeper family connections. From surfing California's coastlines, stargazing southwestern deserts, and fly-fishing in remote mountains of Montana, you'll be inspired to follow the author's footsteps with his wife and young sons and use the hand-drawn maps from each chapter to plan your own trips. There you will hear God's voice--and it may help you find what you're searching for.
Call Number: 277.3 Tho
Format: Book
Date Added: Jan 2, 2019
Nik Halik, Garrett B. Gunderson
Description: Presents a strategy to build multiple streams of income that don't require you to work 8 to 5 in a company where you have little control of your time and compensation. The core money parts--keep more money, make more money, and grow more money--focus on ways to tighten your finances, increase your income, and develop passive investment strategies. The goal is to build regular, independent cash flow until they match your standard of living.
Call Number: 332.024 Hal
Format: Book
Date Added: Jan 22, 2019
Michael A. Messner
Description: Mike Messner writes that war veterans are rendered simultaneously invisible (due in part to the lack of a draft, which makes the dangers of war ever more distant from the privileged classes), and hyper-visible (mostly through a highly choreographed "honor the troops" public mantra promoted by commercial interests and politicians). The actual experiences of war veterans are rarely visible to the general public. Least audible still have been the voices of combat veterans who become advocates for peace. Here are the intergenerational stories and voices of 5 men--veterans of 5 wars--who became lifelong advocates of peace.
Call Number: 303.66 Mes
Format: Book
Date Added: Jan 2, 2019
Rebecca Klein-Collins
Description: A smart, snappy, and comprehensive guide for the millions of adults who are thinking about going--or going back--to college and want to know how to do it right.
Call Number: 374 Kle
Format: Book
Date Added: Jan 15, 2019
Oren Sofer
Description: We spend so much of our lives talking to each other, but how often are we simply running on automatic, relying on old habits and hoping for the best? Can we truly hear others and speak our mind in a clear and kind way, without getting defensive or going on the attack? Oren Jay Sofer offers simply yet powerful practices to develop healthy, effective, and satisfying ways of communicating. The techniques found here will help you to: Feel confident during conversation; Stay focused on what really matters in an interaction; Listen for the authentic concerns behind someone's words; Reduce anxiety before before and during difficult conversations; Find nourishment in day-to-day interactions.
Call Number: 302.2 Sof
Format: Book
Date Added: Jan 9, 2019
B. F. Nagy
Description: It's time for a new approach to environmentalism that focusses on practical solutions rather than problems and speaks to ordinary citizens in simple terms. This clear, non-partisan guidebook offers Top 10 lists that help individuals and organizations save money while taking aim at the source of most of our carbon emissions. Reviewing proven and unproven technologies and government programs, BF Nagy explores opportunities for home owners, governments, corporations, media, and anyone looking to combat climate change.
Call Number: 333.79 Nag
Format: Book
Date Added: Jan 15, 2019
Cynthia Chen McTernan
Description: Cynthia Chen McTernan shares Asian-inspired, modern recipes that marry food from her Chinese roots, Southern upbringing, and Korean mother-in-law's table. Her recipes celebrate both the commonalities and the diversity of cultures, as well as the basics of making Asian food. The recipes are relatable, avoiding hard-to-find ingredients or equipment, and bringing Asian flavors home into your own kitchen. The food we make and eat is rarely the product of one culture or moment, but is richly interwoven--and though some dishes might seem new or different, they are often more alike than they appear.
Call Number: 641.595 McT
Format: Book
Date Added: Jan 15, 2019
Leah Penniman
Description: A comprehensive "how to" guide for aspiring African-heritage growers to reclaim their dignity as agriculturists and for all farmers to understand the contributions of African-heritage people to sustainable agriculture. This is a concise guide to all aspects of small-scale farming, from business planning to preserving the harvest. Penniman offers the wisdom of the African farmers and activists from whole farm planning, soil fertility, seed selection, and agroecology, to using whole foods in culturally appropriate recipes, sharing stories of ancestors, and tools for healing from the trauma associated with slavery and economic exploitation on the land.
Call Number: 630.68 Pen
Format: Book
Date Added: Jan 15, 2019
written by Rachel Williamson
Description: "How to feed yourself" gives you exactly what you need to take control of your tiny kitchen and feed yourself, depending on what's in your fridge, what you're craving, and what's happening in your life. The goal isn't to be perfect but to finally cook like a real adult. No special equipment or skills or ingredients or magic required. These recipes are based on the foods you probably have lying around-- eggs, chicken, pasta, fish, potatoes, toast, grains, greens, and bananas. Once you've got the basics down, you'll learn how to transform these foods into anything but basic dishes.
Call Number: 641.512 How
Format: Book
Date Added: Jan 22, 2019
Jeremy Brown
Description: On the 100th anniversary of the devastating pandemic of 1918, Jeremy Brown explores the troubling, terrifying, and complex history of the flu virus, from the origins of the Great Flu that killed millions, to vexing questions such as: are we prepared for the next epidemic, should you get a flu shot, and how close are we to finding a cure?
Call Number: 614.518 Bro
Format: Book
Date Added: Jan 22, 2019
Vivien Schweitzer
Description: A Mad Love offers a spirited tour of opera's eclectic past and present, beginning with Monteverdi's L'Orfeo in 1607, considered the first successful opera, through classics like Carmen and La Boheme, and spanning to Brokeback Mountain and The Death of Klinghoffer in recent years. Schweitzer acquaints readers with the genre's most important composers and some of its most influential performers, recounts its long-standing debates, and explains its essential terminology. Today, opera is everywhere, from historic houses of major opera companies to movie theaters and public parks, so this book is for anyone who wants to appreciate this living, evolving art form in all its richness.
Call Number: 782.1 Sch
Format: Book
Date Added: Jan 14, 2019
Meredith Ochs, Christopher Measom, photo editor
Description: Aretha Franklin's voice was legendary, unforgettable: deeply rooted in gospel, yet versatile enough to brilliantly interpret R&B, rock, soul, pop, and jazz standards, it fueled a six-decade career. Her vocal wallop was a mix of preaching, rebuke, and elation. Franklin's songs played out against the tumultuous backdrop of the late '60s like a soundtrack meant to set things right. Aretha explores the diva's life, from her formative years growing up in Detroit, to her singing and recording career from the 1950s until her untimely death in 2018, to her honors, awards, and causes, including her advocacy for civil rights and the arts.
Call Number: 781.644 Och
Format: Book
Date Added: Jan 10, 2019
Peter Devereaux
Description: Devereaux presents rare, colorful baseball cards that celebrate the first decades of the great American sport. Selected from the Library of Congress's Benjamin K. Edward Collection, these cards bring to life an era of American history that saw the game explode in popularity as the sport spread to nearly every corner of the country. In showing a history of sports cards, Devereaux shows the ways the cards have shaped and influenced U.S. culture.
Call Number: 796.357 Dev
Format: Book
Date Added: Jan 4, 2019
Ray Connolly
Description: What was it like to be John Lennon? What was it like to be the castoff child, the clown at school, and the middle-class suburban boy who pretended to be a working-class hero? How did it feel to have one of the most recognizable singing voices in the world, but to dislike it so much he always wanted to disguise it? The John Lennon depicted in these pages is sometimes almost a collision of different characters. Lennon had attitude--his style somehow personifying the aspirations of his generation to question authority. It was John Lennon's attitude which caught, and then defined, his era in the most memorable way.
Call Number: B Len Lennon, John
Format: Book
Date Added: Jan 2, 2019
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We Stood Upon Stars: Finding God In Lost Places
Roger W. Thompson
277.3 Tho
How To Feed Yourself : 100 Fast, Cheap, And Reliable Recipes For Cooking When You Don't Know What You're Doing
written by Rachel Williamson
641.512 How
5 Day Weekend : Freedom To Make Your Life And Work Rich With Purpose
Nik Halik, Garrett B. Gunderson
332.024 Hal
Influenza : The Hundred-year Hunt To Cure The Deadliest Disease In History
Jeremy Brown
614.518 Bro
Guys Like Me: Five Wars, Five Veterans For Peace
Michael A. Messner
303.66 Mes
A Mad Love: An Introduction To Opera
Vivien Schweitzer
782.1 Sch
Never Too Late: The Adult Student's Guide To College
Rebecca Klein-Collins
374 Kle
Aretha : The Queen Of Soul : A Life In Photographs
Meredith Ochs, Christopher Measom, photo editor
781.644 Och
Say What You Mean: A Mindful Approach To Nonviolent Communication
Oren Sofer
302.2 Sof
Game Faces: Early Baseball Cards From The Library Of Congress
Peter Devereaux
796.357 Dev
The Clean Energy Age: A Guide To Beating Climate Change
B. F. Nagy
333.79 Nag
Peace At Last: A Portrait Of Armistice Day, 11 November 1918
Guy Cuthbertson
940.439 Cut
A Common Table: 80 Recipes And Stories From My Shared Cultures
Cynthia Chen McTernan
641.595 McT
Being John Lennon: A Restless Life
Ray Connolly
B Len Lennon, John
Farming While Black: Soul Fire Farm's Practical Guide To Liberation On The Land
Leah Penniman
630.68 Pen