Nonfiction


Collin Hansen, Jonathan Leeman
Description: This book is a timely reminder that the church is more than just a livestream--it is an essential fellowship of God's people furthering God's mission.
Call Number: 262.7 Han
Format: Book
Date Added: Sep 14, 2021
Anita Hill
Description: Anita Hill offers a new manifesto about the origins and course of gender violence in our society; a combination of memoir, personal accounts, law, and social analysis, and a powerful call to arms from this prominent and poised survivor. Issues of gender violence, touching on sex, race, age, and power, are as urgent today as they were in 1991 when Hill gave landmark testimony against Clarence Thomas. It is a call to action that offers guidance based on what she has learned from a lifetime of advocacy and her search for solutions to a problem that is still tearing America apart.
Call Number: 305.4209 Hil
Format: Book
Date Added: Sep 20, 2021
Christine French Cully, foreword by Amy Dickinson
Description: Every year tens of thousands of children write to Highlights magazine, sharing their hopes and dreams, worries and concerns, as if they were writing to a trusted friend. From the beginning the editors at Highlights have answered every child individually. Cully has curated a collection of the letters, emails, drawings, and poems to reveal an intimate and inspiring 75-year conversation between America's children and its leading children's magazine. She urges adults to lean in and listen to children, to make sure our kids know that they matter and what they think matters, and to assure them that they have the power to become people who change the world.
Call Number: 305.23 Cul
Format: Book
Date Added: Sep 8, 2021
Alice R. Bell
Description: Alice Bell tells the stories of the many scientists throughout history who have helped build our modern understanding of climate change. It also tells the story of our energy system, from whale oil to kerosene and beyond, the first steamships, wind turbines, electric cars, oil tankers and fridges. The story flows from the Enlightenment into WWII and beyond, tracing the development of big science and our realization that global warming was a significant global problem, along with the growth of the environmental movement, climate scepticism and political systems like the UN climate talks. Our ancestors have left us an almighty mess. But they left us tools for survival too, and this book tells both sides of the story.
Call Number: 363.7387 Bel
Format: Book
Date Added: Sep 17, 2021
Jessica Nordell
Description: Unconscious bias: persistent, unintentional prejudiced behavior that clashes with our consciously held beliefs. We know that it exists. We see it in medicine, the workplace, education, policing, and beyond. But when it comes to uprooting our prejudices, we still have far to go. Jessica Nordell reveals how minds, hearts, and behaviors change. She scrutinizes diversity training, deployed across the land as a corrective but with inconsistent results, and explores what works and why. Biased behavior can change; the approaches outlined here show how we can begin to remake ourselves and our world.
Call Number: 303.385 Nor
Format: Book
Date Added: Sep 23, 2021
edited by Jelani Cobb, David Remnick
Description: Bringing together reporting, profiles, memoir and criticism from The New Yorker to present a bold and complex portrait of black life in America, told through stories of private triumphs and national tragedies, political vision, and artistic inspiration throughout history.
Call Number: 305.896 Mat
Format: Book
Date Added: Sep 28, 2021
Kristin Henning
Description: Kris Henning confronts America's irrational, manufactured fears of Black youth and makes a compelling case that the crisis in racist American policing begins with its relationship to Black children. Discriminatory and aggressive policing has socialized a generation of Black teenagers to fear, resent, and resist the police. Unlike white youth, who are afforded the freedom to test boundaries and figure out who they are and want to be, Black youth are seen as a threat to white America and are denied healthy adolescent development. Henning examines the criminalization of Black adolescent play and sexuality, and of Black fashion, hair and music.
Call Number: 364.36 Hen
Format: Book
Date Added: Sep 23, 2021
Jillian Peterson, James A. (James Andrew) Densley
Description: Using research data, including first-person accounts from the perpetrators themselves, a special investigator and psychologist and a sociologist, who built The Violence Project, a comprehensive database of mass shooters, share their solutions for putting an end to these tragedies that have defined the modern era.
Call Number: 364.1523 Pet
Format: Book
Date Added: Sep 16, 2021
Brian A. Primack
Description: Brian Primack shows us how what we are consuming online effects our happiness, and gives a personalized diet for enjoying a healthy relationship with social media based on personality type. We are feeling alone and depressed because the way we are using social media, phones, and technology is all wrong. Primack takes you step by step through unfollowing toxic relationships, filling our feeds with uplifting content, managing our time online, and finding the communities that promote real connection. Readers can take back control and discover the benefits of using social media in ways that work for them.
Call Number: 302.3028 Pri
Format: Book
Date Added: Sep 17, 2021
James D. Paruk
Description: The nature of the common loon, from biology to behavior.
Call Number: 598.442 Par
Format: Book
Date Added: Sep 9, 2021
E. Wesley Ely
Description: This book is a blend of science, medical history, humane patient stories, and personal reflection. Dr. Wes Ely's mission is to prevent patients from being inadvertently harmed by the technology that is keeping them alive. Readers will experience the world of critical care through the eyes of this physician who drastically changed his clinical practice, and through cutting-edge research convinced others to do the same. ICU survivors can leave the hospital with disabling symptoms, all now recognized as Post Intensive Care Syndrome, or PICS. Dr. Ely shows that technology plus touch is the future of healthcare, and is a proven path toward reclaiming life.
Call Number: 616.028 Ely
Format: Book
Date Added: Sep 3, 2021
Patti Davis
Description: Patti Davis provides a life raft for the caregivers of Alzheimer's patients. In a singular account of battling Alzheimer's, Davis weaves personal anecdotes with practical advice tailored specifically for the overlooked caregiver. After losing her father, Ronald Reagan, Davis founded a support group for family and friends of Alzheimer's patients. She reveals the surprising struggles and gifts of this cruel disease. From the challenges of navigating disorientation to the moments when guilt and resentments creep in, readers are guided gently through slow-burning grief.
Call Number: 616.8311 Dav
Format: Book
Date Added: Sep 23, 2021
Lisa Muñoz, photography by Erin Kunkel
Description: Green up your living space with this bright, fresh, stylish introduction to choosing, caring for, and designing with houseplants.
Call Number: 635.965 Mun
Format: Book
Date Added: Sep 13, 2021
Eli Saslow
Description: From Washington Post reporter Eli Saslow, a powerful portrait of a country grappling with the pandemic, told through voices of people from all across America. The Covid-19 pandemic was a world-shattering event, affecting everyone in the nation. From the start, Saslow began interviewing a cross-section of Americans, capturing their experiences in real time. Through Saslow's empathetic interviewing, we are given a kaleidoscopic picture of a people dealing with the unimaginable. We see Americans at their worst, and at their resilient best.
Call Number: 614.592 Sas
Format: Book
Date Added: Sep 23, 2021
Mirin Fader
Description: The incredible story of the NBA star, who rose from poverty in Athens, Greece, to super-stardom in America with the Milwaukee Bucks and how he has evolved into a devoted father, brother, son, teammate and global icon.
Call Number: 796.323 Fad
Format: Book
Date Added: Sep 17, 2021
Lynette Rice
Description: For over 15 years, Grey's Anatomy remains one of the most beloved dramas on television and ABC's most important property. It continues to win its time slot and has ranked in the Top 20 most watched shows in primetime. More than that, it's been a cultural touchstone. Lynette Rice takes an unauthorized deep dive into the show's humble start, while offering exclusive intel on the behind-the-scenes culture, the most heartbreaking departures and the more polarizing plotlines.
Call Number: 791.4572 Ric
Format: Book
Date Added: Sep 20, 2021
Leonard Maltin
Description: Leonard Maltin recounts his life as a film critic, from his early start as a teenager publishing his own magazine, through all the celebrity interviews, to the podcast he now hosts with this daughter. He shares personal stories with anecdotes that involve a Who's Who of Hollywood stars and filmmakers.
Call Number: 791.4309 Mal
Format: Book
Date Added: Sep 27, 2021
John Malahy, Turner Classic Movies (Firm)
Description: Take a cinematic getaway! Summer movies is your guide to the films that capture the spirit of the mist carefree season of the year. Packed with production details, stories from the set, and a trove of photos, the book will keep summer alive all year round.
Call Number: 791.4363 Mal
Format: Book
Date Added: Jul 13, 2021
Rob Mendez, Joe Layden
Description: Rob Mendez, who was born without limbs, shares his journey to first become independent and then to become a high school football coach in the Bay Area.
Call Number: 796.332 Men
Format: Book
Date Added: Sep 8, 2021
Sumana Roy
Description: Sumana Roy shares her captivating, adventurous, and self-reflective vision of what it means to be human in the natural world. Drawn to trees' wisdom, their nonviolent way of being, their ability to cope with loneliness and pain, Roy explores the lessons that writers, painters, photographers, scientists, and spiritual figures have gleaned through their engagement with trees. Her meditations on forests, plant life, time, self, and the exhaustion of being human evoke the spacious, relaxed rhythms of the trees themselves. This blend of literary history, theology, philosophy, and botany, prompts readers to slow down and to imagine a reenchanted world in which humans live more like trees.
Call Number: 828 Roy
Format: Book
Date Added: Sep 28, 2021
Maria Tatar
Description: Maria Tatar reveals an astonishing but long buried history of heroines, taking us from Cassandra and Scheherazade to Nancy Drew and Wonder Woman. How do we explain our newfound cultural investment in empathy and social justice? Tatar explores how heroines, rarely wielding a sword and deprived of a pen, have flown beneath the radar even as they have been bent on social missions. Using the domestic arts and storytelling skills, they have displayed audacity, curiosity, and care as they struggled to survive and change the reigning culture.
Call Number: 809.9335 Tat
Format: Book
Date Added: Sep 15, 2021
Ada Ferrer
Description: Ada Ferrer delivers a chronicle of more than 500 years of Cuban history, reconceived and written for a moment when history itself seems up for grabs. Starting on the eve of the arrival of Columbus and ending with the 2020 US presidential election, Cuba: this book is a witness to the evolution of modern Cuba, with its history of conquest and colonization, of slavery and freedom, of independence and revolutions made and unmade. Ferrer explores the sometimes surprising, often troubled intimacy between Cuba and its neighbor to the north, documenting the influence of the US on Cuba and also the many ways Cuba has been a recurring presence in US affairs.
Call Number: 972.91 Fer
Format: Book
Date Added: Sep 2, 2021
Mark Piesing
Description: The riveting true story of the largest polar rescue mission in history: the desperate race to find the survivors of the glamorous Arctic airship Italia, which crashed near the North Pole in 1928.
Call Number: 919.8 Pie
Format: Book
Date Added: Sep 10, 2021
Joseph Pfeifer
Description: Chief Joe Pfeifer was on a call in downtown Manhattan when he watched as the first plane crashed into the World Trade Center. Pfeifer spearheaded rescue efforts on one of the darkest days in American history. This is his account of what the Chief witnessed at Ground Zero, on that day and the days that followed. We see the horror of the attack and the courage of the firefighters who ran into the burning towers to save others, and we walk with the firefighters through weeks of rescue efforts and months of numbing grief. This is a journey that turns traumatic memories into hope, so we can make good on our promise to never forget 9/11.
Call Number: 973.931 Pfe
Format: Book
Date Added: Sep 1, 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 7, 2021
Joseph J. Ellis
Description: This book rethinks the American Revolution as we have known it. At the time, no one called it the "American Revolution": former colonists still regarded themselves as Virginians or Pennsylvanians, not Americans. John Adams insisted that the British were the real revolutionaries, for attempting to impose radical change without their colonists' consent. Joseph Ellis takes a fresh look at the events between 1773 and 1783, recovering a brutal war and discovering a strange breed of "prudent" revolutionaries. The book challenges the story we have long told ourselves about our origins as a people and a nation.
Call Number: 973.3 Ell
Format: Book
Date Added: Sep 23, 2021
Frank McDonough
Description: The first volume of a new chronicle of the Third Reich under Hitler's hand. In 1933, From 1933 to 1939, Hitler won over most of the population to his vision of a renewed Reich. In these years of domestic triumph, cunning maneuvers, pitting neighboring powers against each other and biding his time, we see Hitler preparing for the moment that would realize his ambition. Frank McDonough charts the rise and fall of the Third Reich under Hitler's through Germany's comprehensive military defeat of Poland in 1939.
Call Number: 943.086 McD 1933-1939
Format: Book
Date Added: Sep 15, 2021
David Loyn
Description: As troops pull out of Afghanistan at the end of America's longest war, this book uncovers the failures at the start that set the scene for this prolonged conflict. Three American presidents tried to defeat the Taliban-- sending 150,000 international troops at the peak and spending a trillion dollars. Early policy mistakes that allowed bin Laden to escape made the task far harder. The story here, is told by the Generals who led it through the hardest years of combat as surges of international troops tried to turn the tide.The fourth president to take on the war, Joe Biden, pulled troops out in 2021 twenty years after 9/11 while the conflict still raged, a decision with unforeseeable consequences.
Call Number: 958.1047 Loy
Format: Book
Date Added: Sep 23, 2021
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Rediscover Church : Why The Body Of Christ Is Essential
Collin Hansen, Jonathan Leeman
262.7 Han
Giannis : The Improbable Rise of an NBA MVP
Mirin Fader
796.323 Fad
Believing : Our Thirty-year Journey To End Gender Violence
Anita Hill
305.4209 Hil
How To Save A Life : The Inside Story Of Grey's Anatomy
Lynette Rice
791.4572 Ric
Dear Highlights : What Adults Can Learn From 75 Years Of Letters And Conversations With Kids
Christine French Cully, foreword by Amy Dickinson
305.23 Cul
Starstruck : My Unlikely Road To Hollywood
Leonard Maltin
791.4309 Mal
Our Biggest Experiment : An Epic History Of The Climate Crisis
Alice R. Bell
363.7387 Bel
Summer Movies : 30 Sun-drenched Classics
John Malahy, Turner Classic Movies (Firm)
791.4363 Mal
The End Of Bias : A Beginning : The Science And Practice Of Overcoming Unconscious Bias
Jessica Nordell
303.385 Nor
Who Says I Can't? : The Astonishing Story Of A Fearless Life
Rob Mendez, Joe Layden
796.332 Men
The Matter Of Black Lives : Writing From The New Yorker
edited by Jelani Cobb, David Remnick
305.896 Mat
How I Became A Tree
Sumana Roy
828 Roy
The Rage Of Innocence : How America Criminalizes Black Youth
Kristin Henning
364.36 Hen
The Heroine With 1,001 Faces
Maria Tatar
809.9335 Tat
The Violence Project : How To Stop A Mass Shooting Epidemic
Jillian Peterson, James A. (James Andrew) Densley
364.1523 Pet
Cuba : An American History
Ada Ferrer
972.91 Fer
You Are What You Click : How Being Selective, Positive, And Creative Can Transform Your Social Media Experience
Brian A. Primack
302.3028 Pri
N-4 Down : The Hunt For The Arctic Airship Italia
Mark Piesing
919.8 Pie
Loon Lessons : Uncommon Encounters With The Great Northern Diver
James D. Paruk
598.442 Par
Ordinary Heroes : A Memoir Of 9/11
Joseph Pfeifer
973.931 Pfe
Every Deep-drawn Breath : A Critical Care Doctor On Healing, Recovery, And Transforming Medicine In The Icu
E. Wesley Ely
616.028 Ely
The American Experiment : Dialogues On A Dream
David M. Rubenstein
973 Rub
Floating In The Deep End : How Caregivers Can See Beyond Alzheimer's
Patti Davis
616.8311 Dav
The Cause : The American Revolution And Its Discontents, 1773-1783
Joseph J. Ellis
973.3 Ell
House Planted : Choosing, Growing, And Styling The Perfect Plants For Your Space
Lisa Muñoz, photography by Erin Kunkel
635.965 Mun
The Hitler Years. Volume 1, Triumph, 1933-1939
Frank McDonough
943.086 McD 1933-1939
Voices From The Pandemic : Americans Tell Their Stories Of Crisis, Courage And Resilience
Eli Saslow
614.592 Sas
The Long War : The Inside Story Of America And Afghanistan Since 9/11
David Loyn
958.1047 Loy