Nonfiction


David Bowne Wood
Description: Most Americans are now familiar with PTSD (post-traumatic stress disorder) and its prevalence among troops. Here David Wood examines the far more pervasive yet less understood experience of those we send to war: moral injury, the violation of our fundamental values of right and wrong that so often occurs in the impossible moral dilemmas of modern conflict. It is a call to listen intently to our newest generation of veterans, and to ponder the inevitable human costs of putting American "boots on the ground" as new wars approach.
Call Number: 172.42 Woo
Format: Book
Date Added: Dec 22, 2016
Miroslav Volf, Ryan McAnnally-Linz
Description: Christian citizens have a responsibility to make political and ethical judgments in light of their faith and to participate in the public lives of their communities -- from their local neighborhoods to the national scene. But it can be difficult to discern who to vote for, which policies to support, and how to respond to the social and cultural trends of our time. This nonpartisan handbook offers Christians practical guidance for thinking through complicated public issues and faithfully following Jesus as citizens of their countries. The book focuses on enduring Christian commitments that should guide readers in their judgments and encourages legitimate debate among Christians over how to live out core values. The book also includes lists of resources for further reflection in each chapter and "room for debate" questions to consider.
Call Number: 261.7 Vol
Format: Book
Date Added: Jan 12, 2017
Ian Morgan Cron, Suzanne Stabile
Description: In The Road Back to You Ian Morgan Cron and Suzanne Stabile forge a practical, comprehensive approach to accessing Enneagram wisdom and exploring its connections with Christian spirituality for a deeper knowledge of ourselves, compassion for others, and love for God. This book allows you to peek inside each of the nine Enneagram types. Not only will you learn more about yourself, but you will also start to see the world through other people's eyes, understanding how and why people think, feel, and act the way they do.
Call Number: 248.4 Cro
Format: Book
Date Added: Dec 29, 2016
Michael P. Farris
Description: Lies, murder, and a courtroom battle threaten to tear apart the Territory of Hawaii. In September of 1931, Thalia Massie, a naval lieutenant's wife, claims to have been raped by five Hawaiian men in Honolulu. Following a hung jury in the rape trial, Thalia's mother and husband, along with two sailors, kidnap one of the accused in an attempt to coerce a confession. When they are caught after killing him and trying to dump his body in the ocean, her mother's high society friends hire 74-year-old Clarence Darrow out of retirement to defend the vigilante killers. The result is a courtroom battle in a case that threatens to touch off a race war in Hawaii and results in one of the greatest miscarriages of justice in American history.
Call Number: 345.7302 Far
Format: Book
Date Added: Jan 4, 2017
Dave Grossman, Kristine Paulsen, Katie Miserany
Description: Grossman reveals how violent video games have ushered in a new era of mass homicide--and what we must do about it. Paducah, KY, 1997, Littleton, CO, 1999, Utoya, Norway, 2011, Newtown, CT, 2012--the shootings there and other horrific acts of mass murder link back to a young person's obsession with video games that teach how to kill. Drawing on crime statistics, cutting-edge social research, and scientific studies of the teenage brain, Col. Grossman shows how video games that depict antisocial, misanthropic, and casually savage behavior can warp the mind--with potentially deadly results.
Call Number: 303.6 Gro
Format: Book
Date Added: Jan 13, 2017
Neil D. Brown
Description: Power struggles between parents and teens are nothing new, but chronic control battles are destructive to teen development as well as the entire family. According to psychotherapist Neil Brown, these battles occur as the result of self-perpetuating negative relationship patterns. This book will help you understand and end the painful tug-of-war with your teen and foster a peaceful and loving home environment.
Call Number: 306.874 Bro
Format: Book
Date Added: Jan 6, 2017
Christopher P. Dum
Description: Residential motels have been places of last resort for many vulnerable Americans--released prisoners, people with disabilities or mental illness, struggling addicts, the recently homeless, and the working poor. For a year, Christopher Dum lived in the Boardwalk Motel to better understand its residents and the paths that brought them there. He witnessed moments of violence and conflict, as well as those of care and compassion. As told through the motel residents, the book paints a portrait of a vibrant community whose members forged identities in response to overwhelming stigma and created meaningful lives despite economic instability. Dum follows local community efforts to shut the motel down and legislative attempts to sanitize shared social space. He suggests meaningful policy changes to address the societal failures that lead to the need for such motels.
Call Number: 362.5 Dum
Format: Book
Date Added: Jan 13, 2017
Stephen Shames, Bobby Seale
Description: In words and photographs, Power to the People is the story of the controversial Black Panther Party, founded 50 years ago in 1966 by Bobby Seale and Huey P. Newton.
Call Number: 322.42 Sha
Format: Book
Date Added: Jan 6, 2017
Antoine Leiris, Sam Taylor
Description: A man whose wife was killed in the November 13, 2015 Bataclan Theater attack in Paris, and whose open letter to the killers went viral on Facebook, provides a memoir of how he and his baby son endured after losing the most important woman in their lives. This is the testimony of a survivor, and a universal message of hope and resilience. Leiris confronts an incomprehensible pain with a humbling generosity and grandeur of spirit. He is a guiding star for us all in these perilous times. His message--hate will be vanquished by love--is eternal.
Call Number: 362.88 Lei
Format: Book
Date Added: Dec 23, 2016
Kristy Turner, Chris (Photographer) Miller
Description: Turner deliciously refutes every common excuse you can think of to prove that, yes, even your family can go vegan. She presents too-familiar objections to eating vegan as a family, and introduces recipes that are bursting with flavor-- and are free of all animal products! It's time to win them over-- and even your most skeptical relative will be begging for more!
Call Number: 641.5636 Tur
Format: Book
Date Added: Jan 12, 2017
Julia Rothman, Rachel Wharton
Description: Julia Rothman put together this visual tour of cookery and international cuisine. Histories and curiosities of food around the world are illustrated and explained with Rothman's unique style that blends fact and fun.
Call Number: 641.3 Rot
Format: Book
Date Added: Jan 6, 2017
Justin Chapple
Description: The star of Food & Wine's Mad Genius video series shares his best kitchen tool hacks for creating easy, fun, and delicious recipes. When is a cookie cutter not a cookie cutter? When it's a cake decorating tool, or a candy mold. What can you do with your waffle iron beside breakfast waffles? Try a waffled omelet, potato waffles, or cinnamon bun waffles. Chapple shows you creative uses and expert hacks that will have you looking at everything in your kitchen in a new way.
Call Number: 641.5 Cha
Format: Book
Date Added: Dec 30, 2016
Lisette Kreischer, Marcel Schuttelaar
Description: Seaweed and sea vegetables are salty, savory, and packed with omega-3s, iron, calcium, and essential vitamins and nutrients. This up-and-coming superfood is used in the 50 innovative, vegan recipes for you to try.
Call Number: 641.6 Oce
Format: Book
Date Added: Jan 4, 2017
Ryan Scott
Description: Scott shows you how to use supermarket shortcuts and simple recipes to create fresh, flavorful, and easy meals throughout the week. For each he then shows you how to plan five meals from one starting point. Most of the recipes can be prepped, cooked, and are ready to eat in less than an hour!
Call Number: 641.555 Sco
Format: Book
Date Added: Dec 23, 2016
Marlene Matar
Description: Aleppo, one of the world's oldest continuously inhabited cities, is also home to one of the world's most distinguished and vibrant cuisines. Its diverse communities of Arabs, Kurds, Armenians, Circassians, and others contributed to its culinary traditions and produced a vast selection of different types of dishes. Chef Marlene Matar unlocks the secrets to this distinctive cuisine in this comprehensive cookbook filled with practical guidance on Middle Eastern cooking techniques as well as step-by step explanations of over 200 recipes. Traditional cooking and preservation methods go hand-in-hand with modern combinations of flavors and today's desire for healthful and natural meals. Photography of the food, people, and markets of Aleppo make this cookbook a fitting tribute to a beautiful city and the suffering its people have endured.
Call Number: 641.5956 Mat
Format: Book
Date Added: Jan 5, 2017
Jennifer Farley
Description: Food blogger Jennifer Farley, creator of the Savory Simple food blog and website, showcases a collection of unique and bold-flavored recipes that take home-cooked meals to a gourmet level.
Call Number: 641.5 Far
Format: Book
Date Added: Jan 9, 2017
Robyn Webb
Description: Robyn Webb focuses on nine favorite comfort foods and makes ten variations of each to give home cooks new, healthy twists on the meals they crave. These all-American classics include: lasagna, meatloaf, burgers, stir-frys, tacos, main dish stews and soups, entree salads, chicken, and pasta. This book also features a meal-planning section that helps readers match a favorite comfort food dish with classic sides to create hundreds of complete, nutritionally balanced meals designed to help control blood glucose levels and promote heart health. The Perfect Diabetes Comfort Food Collection combines the elements everyone loves--healthy comfort foods that are prepared quickly and come out tasting amazing.
Call Number: 641.5631 Web
Format: Book
Date Added: Dec 23, 2016
Mark Blake
Description: Freddie Mercury: A Kind of Magic charts his career in the context of the life he led in the glare of rock stardom. Best known as the lead singer of Queen, his four-octave voice was a distinctive element in the band's unique sound, which resulted in more than a dozen million-selling albums through the 1970s, '80s, and early '90s. Mark Blake traces Freddie's achievements from his childhood in Zanzibar and India to his world-conquering performance at Live Aid in 1985 and beyond. Published just ahead of what would have been Freddie's 70th birthday, this special book features a retrospective commentary on his studio and live albums, a complete discography, photographs, and memorabilia throughout.
Call Number: 781.66 Bla
Format: Book
Date Added: Jan 6, 2017
Daniel Corrigan (Photographer) , Danny Sigelman
Description: Minnesota photographer Daniel Corrigan has an extensive portfolio of music photography. This collection of memorable photos from the beginning of his career to the present day show a lot about the music and musicians in Minneapolis over the last 35 years.
Call Number: 781.64 Hey
Format: Book
Date Added: Jan 9, 2017
Curt Menefee, Michael Arkush
Description: A look at athletes whose legacies have been reduced to one defining moment of defeat and what their experiences teach us about competition, life, and the human spirit. Every sports fan recalls with amazing accuracy a pivotal winning moment involving a favorite team or player. Lost are the stories on the other side of these history-making moments, the athletes who experienced not transcendent glory but crushing disappointment. Curt Menefee and Michael Arkush examine a range of signature "disappointments" from the wide world of sports, interviewing the subject at the heart of each loss and uncovering what it means--months, years, or decades later--to be associated with failure. While history is written by the victorious, Menefee argues that these moments when an athlete has fallen short are equally valuable to sports history, offering deep insights into the individuals who suffered them and about humanity itself.
Call Number: 796.019 Men
Format: Book
Date Added: Jan 5, 2017
Adam White, Barney Ales
Description: Motown: The Sound of Young America is the definitive, visual history of the Detroit-based independent record company which became a style unto itself, a prolific and hugely successful production line of suave, sassy and sophisticated music through the sixties, seventies and eighties. Featuring photography gathered from archives, this publication also captures the graphic and design iconography that underpinned Motown's creativity. Packed with insights gleaned from interviews with key players, this book delves into the workings of the Motown machine and details how a dedicated team of backroom believers, white and black, turned a small family business into a popular music powerhouse.
Call Number: 781.644 Whi
Format: Book
Date Added: Dec 29, 2016
Ed Ward
Description: Ed Ward covers the first half of the history of rock & roll--from the 1920s, when the music of medicine shows mingled with the songs of vaudeville and minstrel acts to create the very early sounds of country and rhythm and blues, to the rise of the first independent record labels post-World War II, and concluding in December 1963, just as an immense change in the airwaves took hold and the Beatles prepared for their first American tour. From Memphis to Chicago, Detroit, England, New York, and everywhere in between, Ward spins story after story of some of the most unforgettable and groundbreaking moments in rock history, introducing us along the way to the musicians, DJs, record executives, and producers who were at the forefront of the genre and had a hand in creating the music we all know and love today.
Call Number: 781.66 War 1920-1963
Format: Book
Date Added: Jan 12, 2017
David Bianculli
Description: Television shows have now eclipsed films as the premier form of visual narrative art of our time. David Bianculli has his theory on the concept of quality television: what it is and how it got that way. In tracing the evolutionary history of our progress toward the Platinum Age of Television we live in now, he focuses on the development of the classic TV genres, among them the sitcom, the crime show, the miniseries, the soap opera, the western, the animated series and the late night talk show. In each genre, he selects five key examples of the form, tracing its continuities and its dramatic departures and drawing on interviews with many of the most famed auteurs in television history.
Call Number: 791.45 Bia
Format: Book
Date Added: Jan 9, 2017
Vern Yip
Description: Have you ever wondered exactly how high to hang your artwork? How about the light fixture over your dining table? Do you know how to ideally size a rug for any room, or the best way to arrange your furniture? Trusted designer Vern Yip answers these questions and more, by revealing the right formulas and measurements that can make any room feel just "right." And once you know these key design principles, you're free to confidently create a home that uniquely celebrates your needs and style. Vern shares his favorite insider tips, and opens his doors to show how he's made them work in his own beloved homes. Vern Yip's Design Wise provides both the inspiration and the clear, essential guidelines you need to create a home that perfectly reflects you.
Call Number: 747 Yip
Format: Book
Date Added: Jan 9, 2017
Shelley DeWees
Description: Jane Austen and the Bront√ęs endure as the leading ladies of English literature, but why are these reclusive parsons' daughters the only ones we remember? Not Just Jane revisits British history through the lives and work of seven long-forgotten authoresses--and wonders why they, and so many others, faded into obscurity (and what we are missing because of it).
Call Number: 820.9 DeW
Format: Book
Date Added: Dec 23, 2016
Stephen Burt
Description: Contemporary American poetry has plenty to offer new readers, and plenty more for those who already follow it. Yet its difficulty--and sheer variety--leaves many readers puzzled or overwhelmed. Beginning in the early 1980s where critical consensus ends, Stephen Burt canvasses American poetry of the past four decades. He has written this guide to the diverse magnificences of American poetry today. The wide range of poems, selected by Burt, are each accompanied by an original essay explaining how a given poem works, why it matters, and how the poem speaks to other parts of art and culture. It will appeal to poets, teachers, and students, but it is intended especially for readers who want to learn more about contemporary American poetry but who have not known where or how to start.
Call Number: 811.09 Bur
Format: Book
Date Added: Jan 6, 2017
Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz, Dina Gilio-Whitaker
Description: Scholars and activists Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz and Dina Gilio-Whitaker tackle a wide range of myths about Native American culture and history. Tracing how these ideas evolved, the authors disrupt long-held and enduring myths such as: "Thanksgiving Proves the Indians Welcomed Pilgrims", "Indians Were Savage and Warlike", "Europeans Brought Civilization to Backward Indians", "Sports Mascots Honor Native Americans", "Most Indians Are on Government Welfare", "Indian Casinos Make Them All Rich", and "Indians Are Naturally Predisposed to Alcohol." Each chapter shows how these myths are rooted in the fears and prejudice of European settlers and in the larger political agendas of a settler state aimed at acquiring Indigenous land.
Call Number: 970.004 Dun
Format: Book
Date Added: Jan 6, 2017
Steve Twomey
Description: Through remarkable characters and impeccable detail, Steve Twomey shows how careless decisions and blinkered beliefs gave birth to colossal failure for the American fleet at Pearl Harbor. But he tells the story with compassion and a wise understanding of why people--even smart, experienced, talented people--look down at their feet when they should be scanning the sky. The brilliance of Countdown to Pearl Harbor is in its elegant prose and taut focus, turning the 12-day lead-up to the most infamous day in American history into a ticking-time-bomb thriller.
Call Number: 940.5426 Two
Format: Book
Date Added: Jan 9, 2017
Nujeen Mustafa, Christina Lamb
Description: Traces the inspiring story of Syrian refugee Nujeen Mustafa, who after being born with cerebral palsy and denied an education because of her disability made a harrowing journey by wheelchair from her war-ravaged home to safety in Germany.
Call Number: 956.91 Mus
Format: Book
Date Added: Jan 6, 2017
Robert Gerwarth
Description: An account of the continuing ethnic and state violence after the end of WWI--conflicts that more than anything else set the stage for WWII. Gerwarth asks us to think again about the true legacy of the First World War. In large part it was not the fighting on the Western Front that proved so ruinous to Europe's future, but the devastating aftermath, in which countries on both sides of the original conflict were savaged by revolutions, pogroms, mass expulsions, and further major military clashes. In the years immediately after the armistice, millions would die across central, eastern, and southeastern Europe before the Soviet Union and a series of rickety and exhausted small new states came into being. It was here, in the ruins of Europe, that extreme ideologies such as fascism would take shape and ultimately emerge triumphant..
Call Number: 940.51 Ger
Format: Book
Date Added: Jan 17, 2017
Tony Bennett, Scott Simon
Description: Tony talks about Charlie Chaplin, Judy Garland, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Cole Porter, Amy Winehouse, Fred Astaire, Lady Gaga, members of his family, and significant places and other wonders that have enriched his own life. Recounting his relations with these entertainers, humanitarians, and loved ones, Tony reveals how he has been shaped by the principles each of them imparted to him.
Call Number: B Ben Bennett, Tony
Format: Book
Date Added: Jan 11, 2017
Robert Sellers
Description: Through interviews with close friends and colleagues, a biography of the talented, charismatic British-Irish actor discusses his dislike of authority, what drove him to extremes, and why he drank so excessively for years. It also describes a man who was fiercely intelligent, with a great sense of humor and huge energy. This iconic actor made a monumental contribution to theater and cinema.
Call Number: B OTo O'Toole, Peter
Format: Book
Date Added: Dec 23, 2016
Julia Baird
Description: Victoria: The Queen is a new portrait of the real woman behind the myth--a story of love and heartbreak, of devotion and grief, of strength and resilience. When Victoria was born, in 1819, the world was a very different place. During a century roiling with change, Victoria went on to rule the most powerful country on earth with a decisive hand. She was an ordinary woman thrust into an extraordinary role. Julia Baird brings to life the story of a woman who struggled with so many of the things we do today: balancing work and family, raising children, navigating marital strife, losing parents, combating anxiety and self-doubt, finding an identity, searching for meaning. This biography gives us the real woman behind the myth: a bold, glamorous, unbreakable queen--a Victoria for our times, a Victoria who endured.
Call Number: B Vic Victoria, Queen of Great Britain
Format: Book
Date Added: Jan 11, 2017
What Have We Done : The Moral Injury Of Our Longest Wars
David Bowne Wood
172.42 Woo
Freddie Mercury : A Kind Of Magic
Mark Blake
781.66 Bla
Public Faith In Action : How To Think Carefully, Engage Wisely, And Vote With Integrity
Miroslav Volf, Ryan McAnnally-Linz
261.7 Vol
Heyday : 35 Years Of Music In Minneapolis
Daniel Corrigan (Photographer) , Danny Sigelman
781.64 Hey
The Road Back To You : An Enneagram Journey To Self-discovery
Ian Morgan Cron, Suzanne Stabile
248.4 Cro
Losing Isn't Everything : The Untold Stories And Hidden Lessons Behind The Toughest Losses In Sports History
Curt Menefee, Michael Arkush
796.019 Men
A Death In The Islands : The Unwritten Law And The Last Trial Of Clarence Darrow
Michael P. Farris
345.7302 Far
Motown : The Sound Of Young America
Adam White, Barney Ales
781.644 Whi
Assassination Generation : Video Games, Aggression, And The Psychology Of Killing
Dave Grossman, Kristine Paulsen, Katie Miserany
303.6 Gro
The History Of Rock & Roll. Volume 1, 1920-1963
Ed Ward
781.66 War 1920-1963
Ending The Parent-teen Control Battle : Resolve The Power Struggle & Build Trust, Responsibility & Respect
Neil D. Brown
306.874 Bro
The Platinum Age Of Television : From I Love Lucy To The Walking Dead, How Tv Became Terrific
David Bianculli
791.45 Bia
Exiled In America : Life On The Margins In A Residential Motel
Christopher P. Dum
362.5 Dum
Vern Yip's Design Wise : Your Smart Guide To A Beautiful Home
Vern Yip
747 Yip
Power To The People : The World Of The Black Panthers
Stephen Shames, Bobby Seale
322.42 Sha
Not Just Jane : Rediscovering Seven Amazing Women Writers Who Transformed British Literature
Shelley DeWees
820.9 DeW
You Will Not Have My Hate
Antoine Leiris, Sam Taylor
362.88 Lei
The Poem Is You : 60 Contemporary American Poems And How To Read Them
Stephen Burt
811.09 Bur
But My Family Would Never Eat Vegan! : 125 Recipes To Win Everyone Over
Kristy Turner, Chris (Photographer) Miller
641.5636 Tur
"All The Real Indians Died Off" : And 20 Other Myths About Native Americans
Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz, Dina Gilio-Whitaker
970.004 Dun
Food Anatomy : The Curious Parts & Pieces Of Our Edible World
Julia Rothman, Rachel Wharton
641.3 Rot
Countdown To Pearl Harbor : The Twelve Days To The Attack
Steve Twomey
940.5426 Two
Mad Genius Tips : Over 90 Expert Hacks + 100 Delicious Recipes
Justin Chapple
641.5 Cha
Nujeen : One Girl's Incredible Journey From War-torn Syria In A Wheelchair
Nujeen Mustafa, Christina Lamb
956.91 Mus
Ocean Greens : Explore The World Of Edible Seaweed And Sea Vegetables : A Way Of Eating For Your Health And The Planet's : With 50 Vegan Recipes
Lisette Kreischer, Marcel Schuttelaar
641.6 Oce
The Vanquished : Why The First World War Failed To End
Robert Gerwarth
940.51 Ger
One To Five : One Shortcut Recipe Transformed Into Five Easy Dishes
Ryan Scott
641.555 Sco
Just Getting Started
Tony Bennett, Scott Simon
B Ben Bennett, Tony
The Aleppo Cookbook : Celebrating The Legendary Cuisine Of Syria
Marlene Matar
641.5956 Mat
Peter O'toole : The Definitive Biography
Robert Sellers
B OTo O'Toole, Peter
The Gourmet Kitchen : Recipes From The Creator Of Savory Simple
Jennifer Farley
641.5 Far
Victoria The Queen : An Intimate Biography Of The Woman Who Ruled An Empire
Julia Baird
B Vic Victoria, Queen of Great Britain
The Perfect Diabetes Comfort Food Collection : 9 Essential Recipes You Need To Create 90 Amazing Complete Meals
Robyn Webb
641.5631 Web