Nonfiction


Laura Erickson-Schroth, Laura A. Jacobs
Description: Debunks the twenty-one most common myths and misconceptions about transgender issues.
Call Number: 306.768 Eri
Format: Book
Date Added: Jun 21, 2017
Erica Komisar, Sydny Miner
Description: Erica Komisar offers this premise: a mother's emotional and physical presence in her child's life--especially during the first three years--means that her child has a greater chance of growing up emotionally healthy, happy, secure, and resilient. When that essential presence goes missing, the child is at higher risk for social, emotional, and developmental issues, both immediate and long term. Compassionate and balanced, and focusing on the emotional health and well-being of children as well as that of the mothers who care for them, this book shows mothers and fathers how to give their children the best chance for developing into healthy and loving adults.
Call Number: 306.8743 Kom
Format: Book
Date Added: Jun 14, 2017
Wolfgang Bauer, photographs by Andy Spyra
Description: In April 2014, terrorist members Boko Haram raided the small town of Chibok in Nigeria and abducted 276 young girls from the boarding school. The event caused massive international outrage, and politicians, activists, and celebrities around the world protested. Some girls were able to escape and Bauer listened as they recounted their ordeal. Here the girls speak for themselves--about their lives before the abduction, the horrors of their captivity, and their dreams of a better future. Includes portraits of the girls, and the historical and political background of the Islamist terror in Africa. It tells a story of violence, fear, and uncertainty; but also a story of hope, strength, and courage.
Call Number: 362.88 Bau
Format: Book
Date Added: Jun 22, 2017
Emilie Le Beau Lucchesi
Description: An Italian immigrant who spoke little English and struggled to make a living on her family farm outside Chicago, Sabella Nitti was arrested in 1923 for the murder of her missing husband. Quickly, she was found guilty and was the first woman sentenced to hang in Chicago. Emilie Le Beau Lucchesi looks at Sabella's case, showing how she was the victim of a faulty legal system. The media painted her as a hideous, dirty, and unpredictable immigrant. Two other women, also accused of killing the men in their lives, were beautiful, charmed the all-male juries, and were quickly acquitted, raising doubts about the fairness of the "poor ugly immigrant's" conviction.
Call Number: 364.9773 Luc
Format: Book
Date Added: Jun 22, 2017
Adam Lashinsky
Description: Lashinsky's expose of Uber, the multi-billion dollar upstart that has disrupted the transportation industry around the world. Uber, fascinating and controversial, is both beloved for its ride-hailing concept and heady growth and condemned for CEO Travis Kalanick's ruthless pursuit of success at all cost. This is the story behind Uber--its rapid growth from its murky origins to its plans for expansion into radically different industries; its fighting with local competitors and lawmakers for markets around the world; it has already faced riots and protests in world cities; it has a push to build the first self-driving car.
Call Number: 388.4 Las
Format: Book
Date Added: Jun 21, 2017
Douglas Wood
Description: Deep Woods, Wild Waters traces the winding path that carried Douglas Wood from one wonder of nature to the next, through a landscape of rocks, woods, and waters, with stops along the way for questions and reflections that link human nature to the larger mysteries of the natural world. Wood brings all his storytelling and bushwhacking skills to bear as he takes us hurtling down wild rapids, crossing stormy lakes, or simply navigating the treacherous currents and twisty trails of everyday life. He maps a journey that "anyone can take, through a landscape anyone can know.."
Call Number: 508.776 Woo
Format: Book
Date Added: Jun 23, 2017
James Macdonald Lockhart, William MacGillivray
Description: James Macdonald Lockhart's book is a quest of beak, talon, wing, and sky. On its surface, Raptor is a journey across the British Isles in search of 15 species of birds of prey, but as Lockhart seeks out these elusive predators, his quest becomes an elegy on the beauty of the British landscape and, through the birds, a journey toward understanding a power at the heart of the natural world. He follows the trail forged by Scottish naturalist William MacGillivray, and shares his own encounters with raptors. He interweaves history, travel, and nature writing in this hymn to wanderers, to the land and to the sky, and to the birds.
Call Number: 598.07 Loc 2017
Format: Book
Date Added: Jun 16, 2017
Katie Caldesi, Giancarlo Caldesi
Description: Salads are fresh, healthy and delicious--and adaptable. Katie and Giancarlo show how salads are perfect for any time of day and occasion--a refreshing breakfast, meat-, fish- and vegetable-based mains for a complete meal, recipes for starters and side salads, and even sweet salads for a healthier alternative to dessert. Features recipes from around the world, with a selection of essential dressings to complement any salad.
Call Number: 641.83 Cal
Format: Book
Date Added: Jun 12, 2017
Boris Entrup
Description: A guide to beauty for mature women covers age-appropriate makeup looks, with step-by-step, illustrated instructions, and offers beauty advice, essential tools, and helpful tips for beauty care from head to toe.
Call Number: 646.726 Ent
Format: Book
Date Added: Jun 13, 2017
Rachel Quinlivan, senior editor, Oxmoor House
Description: Presents a collection of vegetarian recipes using easy-to-find ingredients, along with nutritional information for every recipe and a seasonal produce guide.
Call Number: 641.5636 Eve
Format: Book
Date Added: Jun 12, 2017
Martin Holladay
Description: In this collection of postings from his "Musings of an Energy Nerd" blog, Martin Holladay cuts through the hype and myths about energy efficiency, sustainability, and green building to present the very best ways to make your home more energy efficient. He presents options for energy upgrades for an existing house and then ways to improve the energy efficiency of a new house. Separate chapters follow on HVAC, domestic hot water, appliances, and renewable energy, before the book wraps up with a chapter on useless products, scams, and myths.
Call Number: 696 Hol
Format: Book
Date Added: Jun 16, 2017
Beth Dooley, Mette Nielsen
Description: Mette Nielsen's kitchen melds old-world Danish traditions with the freshest ideas and latest techniques to fill the pantry with the best of the season, all year long. Because those seasons can prove especially challenging in the northern heartland, Nielsen's Nordic heritage is handy as she and Dooley show cooks how to make the most of a short growing season. Their approach combines the brightness and bold flavors of the Nordic cuisines with an emphasis on the local, the practical, and the freshest ingredients to turn each season's produce into a bounty of condiments. Low tech, simple, and fast, they favor chilling and freezing, keeping flavors and colors bold and bright; and they ease up on sugar to make way for the true savory sweetness of nature's finest food.
Call Number: 641.5977 Doo
Format: Book
Date Added: Jun 12, 2017
Douglas Scott Delaney
Description: The U.S. Department of Labor recognizes as the most dangerous job in America is a tower dog, the men who work on cell towers all across the country building the networks that keep us all connected. Delaney, a tower dog for over fifteen years, draws readers into this dark and high stakes world that most don't even know exists, yet rely on every minute of every day. These men have always been living on the edge of polite society; a fascinating mix of construction crews and thrill-seekers. Tower Dog gives us the real experience of what its like for the workers balanced precariously above the clouds.
Call Number: 621.3845 Del
Format: Book
Date Added: Jun 14, 2017
Tristan Donovan
Description: Board games have been with us longer than even the written word. This pastime continues to captivate us even into the age of smartphones. Donovan looks at the often surprising history and psychology of board games, tracing the evolution of the game across cultures, time periods, and continents. With ompelling stories and characters, Donovan reveals why board games have captured hearts and minds all over the world for generations.
Call Number: 794 Don
Format: Book
Date Added: Jun 23, 2017
David Ross, Don Yaeger
Description: In 2016, the Cubs ended a 108-year curse, winning the World Series in a history-making, seven-game series against the Cleveland Indians. One of the storylines to their fairytale season was the late-career renaissance of David Ross, the 39-year-old catcher who had played back-up for 13 of his 15 pro seasons. Beyond Ross's strong play, he became a positive force in the Cubs locker room, mentoring and motivating his fellow players. No one knew that Ross's home run in his final career at bat would help seal the Cubs championship. Now Ross shares the story of his life in baseball, framed by the events of that unforgettable November night.
Call Number: 796.357 Ros
Format: Book
Date Added: Jun 23, 2017
Nancy Tystad Koupal
Description: A collection of essays from noted scholars of Laura Ingalls Wilder's life and work that explore the themes and genesis of Wilder's writings. They delve into the myths and realities of Wilder's work to discover the real lives of frontier children, the influence of time and place on Wilder and her daughter, Rose Wilder Lane, and the role of folklore in the Little House novels.
Call Number: 813.09 Wil Wilder, Laura Ingalls
Format: Book
Date Added: Jun 12, 2017
William Shatner, Jeff Rovin
Description: William Shatner has always felt a deep love for horses--whether he is in the saddle, communicating with them, or simply appreciating their beauty. For decades he has shared his joy--with children, veterans, and those with disabilities--through his annual Hollywood Charity Horse Show. Here he speaks from the heart about the effect horses have had on his life and on the lives of others. This book draws from Shatner's own experience and pairs it with a classic horse stories. This is a celebration that captures the connection between humans and horses--and the power, courage, mindfulness, and healing that they can inspire in us.
Call Number: 808.8 Sha
Format: Book
Date Added: Jun 14, 2017
John Aldridge, Anthony Sosinski
Description: In the dead of night on July 24, 2013, John Aldridge was thrown off the back of the Anna Mary while his fishing partner, Anthony Sosinski, slept below. As desperate hours ticked by, Sosinski, the families, the local fishing community, and the U.S. Coast Guard in three states mobilized in an unprecedented search effort that culminated in a rare and exhilarating success.
Call Number: 910.9163 Ald
Format: Book
Date Added: Jun 14, 2017
Paul M. Sailer
Description: Paul Sailer writes about the traumatic experiences of individual participants in the Second World War. These are people he has interviewed or come to know through the help of families and friends. Each person has been affected by the selfless phenomenon of Comradeship. Ordinary people who lived or died during World War II had their lives altered by that intense form of duty toward others. Here are stories of courage and love worthy of remembrance.
Call Number: 940.54 Sai
Format: Book
Date Added: Jun 23, 2017
edited by Aaron B. O'Connell
Description: The rules of warfare: know one's enemy and know thyself. Over 15 years and three quarters of a trillion dollars after the US invasion of Afghanistan, the US followed neither rule well. Goals in Afghanistan were lofty: dismantle al Qaeda, remove the Taliban from power, set up a democracy. Not only did the mission come unmoored from reality, the US wasted billions of dollars, and thousands of lives were lost. This is a chronicle of how, why, and ways the war in Afghanistan failed. Essays, from veterans, represent different perspectives on the war. They paint a picture of a war in which problems of culture derailed nearly every field of endeavor, and draw parallels to the Vietnam War.
Call Number: 958.1047 Our
Format: Book
Date Added: Jun 22, 2017
Thomas Oliphant, Curtis Wilkie
Description: A behind-the-scenes account of John F. Kennedy's campaign to the White House, beginning with his bold, failed attempt to win the vice presidential nomination in 1956. A young and undistinguished junior plots his way to the presidency and changes the way we nominate and elect presidents. John F. Kennedy and his young warriors invented modern presidential politics. From the start of the campaign in 1955 when his father tried to persuade President Johnson to run with JFK as his running mate, The Road to Camelot reveals Kennedy as a tough, shrewd political strategist who kept his eye on the prize.
Call Number: 973.922 Oli
Format: Book
Date Added: Jun 7, 2017
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"You're In The Wrong Bathroom!" : And 20 Other Myths And Misconceptions About Transgender And Gender Nonconforming People
Laura Erickson-Schroth, Laura A. Jacobs
306.768 Eri
Savory Sweet : Simple Preserves From A Northern Kitchen
Beth Dooley, Mette Nielsen
641.5977 Doo
Being There : Why Prioritizing Motherhood In The First Three Years Matters
Erica Komisar, Sydny Miner
306.8743 Kom
Tower Dog : Life Inside The Deadliest Job In America
Douglas Scott Delaney
621.3845 Del
Stolen Girls : Survivors Of Boko Haram Tell Their Story
Wolfgang Bauer, photographs by Andy Spyra
362.88 Bau
It's All A Game : The History Of Board Games From Monopoly To Settlers Of Catan
Tristan Donovan
794 Don
Ugly Prey : An Innocent Woman And The Death Sentence That Scandalized Jazz Age Chicago
Emilie Le Beau Lucchesi
364.9773 Luc
Teammate : My Journey In Baseball And A World Series For The Ages
David Ross, Don Yaeger
796.357 Ros
Wild Ride : Inside Uber's Quest For World Domination
Adam Lashinsky
388.4 Las
Pioneer Girl Perspectives : Exploring Laura Ingalls Wilder
Nancy Tystad Koupal
813.09 Wil Wilder, Laura Ingalls
Deep Woods, Wild Waters : A Memoir, With Illustrations By The Author
Douglas Wood
508.776 Woo
Spirit Of The Horse : A Celebration In Fact And Fable
William Shatner, Jeff Rovin
808.8 Sha
Raptor : A Journey Through Birds : With A New Preface
James Macdonald Lockhart, William MacGillivray
598.07 Loc 2017
A Speck In The Sea : A Story Of Survival And Rescue
John Aldridge, Anthony Sosinski
910.9163 Ald
Around The World In 120 Salads : Fresh, Healthy, Delicious
Katie Caldesi, Giancarlo Caldesi
641.83 Cal
I Had A Comrade : Stories About The Bravery, Comradeship, And Commitment Of Individual Participants In The Second World War
Paul M. Sailer
940.54 Sai
Beauty 40+ : 24 Looks To Feel Beautiful
Boris Entrup
646.726 Ent
Our Latest Longest War : Losing Hearts And Minds In Afghanistan
edited by Aaron B. O'Connell
958.1047 Our
Everyday Vegetarian : A Delicious Guide For Creating More Than 150 Meatless Dishes
Rachel Quinlivan, senior editor, Oxmoor House
641.5636 Eve
The Road To Camelot : Inside JFK's Five-Year Campaign
Thomas Oliphant, Curtis Wilkie
973.922 Oli
Musings Of An Energy Nerd : Toward An Energy-efficient Home
Martin Holladay
696 Hol