Nonfiction


Amy Fish
Description: A university ombudsman (a.k.a. "chief complaint officer") gives readers practical methods to speak up for themselves, resolve conflicts amicably, and get what they really want. Strategies are illustrated with humorous anecdotes drawn from the author's experience.
Call Number: 158.2 Fis
Format: Book
Date Added: Oct 23, 2019
Meik Wiking
Description: Meik Wiling, the CEO of the Happiness Institute, explores how we can learn to create happy memories and do better at holding onto them.
Call Number: 153.12 Wik
Format: Book
Date Added: Oct 24, 2019
Liz Frazier
Description: Beyond Piggy Banks is a light-hearted simple guide for parents to teach young children the fundamentals of finance. By incorporating it into their everyday life and using activities, games, quizzes and other fun and interactive tools, your child will build the strong financial foundation needed to make smart decisions as they grow.
Call Number: 332.024 Fra
Format: Book
Date Added: Oct 15, 2019
Jennifer Petriglieri
Description: Finding fulfillment in both love and work isn't easy--but it's possible. The majority of couples today are two-career couples. which presents big challenges. Jennifer Petriglieri shifts away from conventional, one-size-fits-all solutions for two-career couples and focuses on how couples can tackle and resolve the challenges they will face throughout their lives--together. She identifies three key phases of exploration and personal growth in every couple's work-life journey, showing how couples must navigate these together in order to strengthen their bond.
Call Number: 306.872 Pet
Format: Book
Date Added: Oct 25, 2019
Robert Bilott, Tom Shroder
Description: A David and Goliath-style legal drama about malice and manipulation, the failings of environmental regulation, and one lawyer's quest to expose the truth about this previously unknown--and still unregulated--chemical that presents one of the greatest human health crises of the 21st century. The story behind the major motion picture Dark Waters.
Call Number: 344.0463 Bil
Format: Book
Date Added: Oct 30, 2019
Bryan Douglas Caplan, artwork by Zach Weinersmith
Description: American policy-makers have long been locked in a heated battle over whether, how many, and what kind of immigrants to allow to live and work in the country. Those in favor of welcoming more immigrants often cite humanitarian reasons, while those in favor of more restrictive laws argue the need to protect native citizens. Bryan Caplan argues that opening all borders could eliminate absolute poverty worldwide and usher in a booming worldwide economy--greatly benefiting humanity. With illustrations by Zach Weinersmith, Open Borders makes the case for unrestricted immigration easy to follow and hard to deny.
Call Number: 304.82 Cap
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 5, 2019
Dustin Harder
Description: Epic Vegan offers a step-by-step guide to creating timeless comfort foods that are over-the-top delicious, and always plant based. Dustin Harder encourages home cooks to think outside of the box, and shares recipes that everyone from beginner cooks to experienced chefs can create at home.
Call Number: 641.5636 Har
Format: Book
Date Added: Oct 16, 2019
Gavin Edwards, illustrations by R. Sikoryak
Description: For more than 30 years, Fred Rogers was a fixture in American homes. He spoke directly to children and their parents about the marvels of the world, the things that worried them, and the importance of being themselves. Rogers offered a wholesome message of generosity and love that changed the landscape of television and shaped a generation of children. Gavin Edwards pays tribute to this cultural icon: the unique, gentle man who embodied the best of what we could be. Edwards reminds us of the lessons and insights that Mister Rogers conveyed--what it means to be a good person, to be open-hearted, to be thoughtful, to be curious, to be compassionate--and why they matter.
Call Number: 791.45 Edw
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 5, 2019
Melissa Wagner, Tim Lybarger, Jenna McGuiggan, foreword by Tom Hanks
Description: Go behind the scenes of Mister Rogers' Neighborhood with this dive into its storied history. Featuring exclusive photographs; a guide to the characters, puppets, and episodes; original interviews; and rare ephemera, this book reveals the inner workings of the show.
Call Number: 791.45 Wag
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 4, 2019
Tara Bennett
Description: From its first episode, the Outlander TV series transported its viewers back in time, taking us inside the world of Diana Gabaldon's series. From the Scottish Highlands, to Versailles, to America, the show brings to life the epic story of Jamie Frasier and Claire Beauchamp Randall. Travel even deeper into the world of Outlander with this insider guide to seasons 3 and 4, behind the scenes and onto the set of the show. Includes interviews with cast members, writers, producers, musicians, costume designers, set decorators, and technicians whose hard work and cinematic magic brings Outlander to life on the screen.
Call Number: 791.4572 Ben
Format: Book
Date Added: Oct 25, 2019
editors, Andrea Jenkins, John Medeiros, Lisa Marie Brimmer
Description: Since its beginnings in 1993, the Queer Voices reading series has featured both emerging and established Minnesota-based writers of the LGBTQIA+ community. Here, series curators John Medeiros and Andrea Jenkins and facilitator Lisa Marie Brimmer present the finest poetry, fiction, and nonfiction pieces by the presenters. Their work, generated and performed in a powerful space of understanding, explores the material of life without internal or external censorship. Living, loving, working, learning, playing, reflecting, knowing, inventing, and being--these queer voices affirm the importance of civil literacy and the power of vulnerability.
Call Number: 811.08 Que
Format: Book
Date Added: Oct 15, 2019
editied by William Sieghart
Description: A collection of poems, individually selected to provide the perfect balm for every emotional need. These poetic prescriptions and wise words of advice are tailored to those moments in life when we need them most, from general glumness to news overload, and from infatuation to losing the spark. Whatever you're facing, there is a poem in these pages that will do the trick. Whether you are suffering from loneliness, lack of courage, heartbreak, hopelessness, or even an excess of ego--or whether you are seeking hope, comfort, inspiration, or excitement--here is just the poem you need in that moment.
Call Number: 808.81 Poe 2019
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 6, 2019
Henry Hemming
Description: As World War II raged into its second year, Britain sought a powerful ally to join its cause--but the American public was sharply divided on the subject. Canadian-born MI6 officer William Stephenson, with his knowledge and influence in North America, was chosen to change their minds by any means necessary. Henry Hemming shows how Stephenson came to New York and flooded the American market with propaganda supporting Roosevelt and decrying Nazism. His chief opponent was Charles Lindbergh, an insurgent populist who had no interest in the war. This set up a shadow duel between Lindbergh and Stephenson, each trying to turn public opinion his way, with the lives of millions potentially on the line..
Call Number: 940.5486 Hem
Format: Book
Date Added: Oct 17, 2019
Steven Levingston, foreword by Michael Eric Dyson
Description: The extraordinary partnership of Barack Obama and Joe Biden is unique in American history. The two men, their characters and styles sharply contrasting, formed a dynamic working relationship that evolved into a profound friendship. This book tells the full story of their historic relationship and its substantial impact on the Obama presidency and its legacy.
Call Number: 973.932 Lev
Format: Book
Date Added: Oct 14, 2019
Dylan Howard, Colin McLaren
Description: The car accident that killed Princes Diana stopped the world and released the biggest outpouring of grief we had ever known. Dylan Howard and Colin McLaren question all the factors--terrorism, speed, booze and drugs, a tapestry of lies, and a conspiracy of silence. They have unearthed the one man who knows for sure what happened and who, for twenty-two years, has been ordered to remain silent.
Call Number: 941.085 How
Format: Book
Date Added: Oct 23, 2019
Cassandra King
Description: Author Cassandra King Conroy considers her life and the man she shared it with, paying tribute to her late husband, Pat Conroy, a legendary figure of modern Southern literature.
Call Number: 920 Kin
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 5, 2019
Tom Brokaw
Description: The last year of the Nixon presidency was filled with power politics, legal jiu-jitsu and high-stakes showdowns, with head-shaking surprises every day. Tom Brokaw gives us a close-up, personal account of the players, the strategies, and the highs and lows of the scandal that brought down a president. Almost half a century later, Brokaw looks back at what the country went through, and shares press stories from the inside looking out--what it was like to be on call 24/7, the twists and turns, the laughs and tensions during this historic time.
Call Number: 973.924 Bro
Format: Book
Date Added: Oct 29, 2019
Edie Windsor, Joshua Lyon
Description: A memoir from an icon of the gay rights movement, describing gay life in 1950s and 60s New York City and her longtime activism which opened the door for marriage equality. Edie Windsor sued the US government, seeking federal recognition for her marriage to Thea Spyer, her partner of more than 4 decades. The Supreme Court ruled in Edie's favor, a landmark victory that set the stage for full marriage equality in the US. Edie embraced her new role as an LGBTQ icon. This is a portrait of an iconic woman, gay life in New York in the second half of the twentieth century, and the rise of LGBT activism.
Call Number: B Win Windsor, Edie
Format: Book
Date Added: Oct 21, 2019
Shea Tuttle
Description: "Exactly As You Are" pursues a rich understanding of this good, kind, sometimes strange, deeply influential, holy man: the neighborhood he came from, the neighborhood he built, and the kind of neighbor he, by his example, calls all of us to be even now, in our own troubled time.
Call Number: B Rog Rogers, Fred
Format: Book
Date Added: Oct 25, 2019
Peter Longerich, Jeremy Noakes, translator, Lesley Sharpe, translator
Description: While many previous portraits have speculated about Hitler's formative years, Peter Longerich focuses on his central role as the driving force of Nazism itself. You cannot separate the man from the monstrous movement he came to embody. From his ascendance through the party's ranks to his final hours as Führer in April 1945, Longerich shows just how ruthless Hitler was in his path to power. He emphasizes Hitler's political skills as Germany gained prominence on the world's stage. Hitler's rise to, and hold on, power was more than charisma; rather, it was due to his ability to control the structure he created.
Call Number: B Hit Hitler, Adolf
Format: Book
Date Added: Oct 14, 2019
William J. Mann
Description: William J. Mann presents a deeply-textured, ambitious, and definitive portrait of this great movie actor, the elusive Marlon Brando, bringing his complex life into view as never before.
Call Number: B Bra Brando, Marlon
Format: Book
Date Added: Oct 23, 2019
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I Wanted Fries With That : How To Ask For What You Want And Get What You Need
Amy Fish
158.2 Fis
Queer Voices : Poetry, Prose, And Pride
editors, Andrea Jenkins, John Medeiros, Lisa Marie Brimmer
811.08 Que
The Art Of Making Memories : How To Create And Remember Happy Moments
Meik Wiking
153.12 Wik
The Poetry Remedy : Prescriptions For The Heart, Mind, And Soul
editied by William Sieghart
808.81 Poe 2019
Beyond Piggy Banks And Lemonade Stands : How To Teach Young Kids About Finance (And They're Never Too Young)
Liz Frazier
332.024 Fra
Agents Of Influence : A British Campaign, A Canadian Spy, And The Secret Plot To Bring America Into World War Ii
Henry Hemming
940.5486 Hem
Couples That Work : How Dual-career Couples Can Thrive In Love And Work
Jennifer Petriglieri
306.872 Pet
Barack And Joe : The Making Of An Extraordinary Partnership
Steven Levingston, foreword by Michael Eric Dyson
973.932 Lev
Exposure : Poisoned Water, Corporate Greed, And One Lawyer's Twenty-year Battle Against Dupont
Robert Bilott, Tom Shroder
344.0463 Bil
Diana : Case Solved : The Definitive Account That Proves What Really Happened
Dylan Howard, Colin McLaren
941.085 How
Open Borders : The Science And Ethics Of Immigration
Bryan Douglas Caplan, artwork by Zach Weinersmith
304.82 Cap
Tell Me A Story : My Life With Pat Conroy
Cassandra King
920 Kin
Epic Vegan : Wild And Over-the-top Plant-based Recipes
Dustin Harder
641.5636 Har
The Fall Of Richard Nixon : A Reporter Remembers Watergate
Tom Brokaw
973.924 Bro
Kindness And Wonder : Why Mister Rogers Matters Now More Than Ever
Gavin Edwards, illustrations by R. Sikoryak
791.45 Edw
A Wild And Precious Life : A Memoir
Edie Windsor, Joshua Lyon
B Win Windsor, Edie
Mister Rogers' Neighborhood : A Visual History
Melissa Wagner, Tim Lybarger, Jenna McGuiggan, foreword by Tom Hanks
791.45 Wag
Exactly As You Are : The Life And Faith Of Mister Rogers
Shea Tuttle
B Rog Rogers, Fred
The Making Of Outlander, The Series : The Official Guide To Seasons Three & Four
Tara Bennett
791.4572 Ben
Hitler : A Biography
Peter Longerich, Jeremy Noakes, translator, Lesley Sharpe, translator
B Hit Hitler, Adolf
Nearing Ninety : And Other Comedies Of Late Life
Judith Viorst, illustrated by Laura Gibson
811 Vio
The Contender : The Story Of Marlon Brando
William J. Mann
B Bra Brando, Marlon