Nonfiction


Marvin L. Kalb
Description: Marvin Kalb takes readers back to his first days as a journalist, and what also were the first days of broadcast news. Kalb, who had left his graduate work in Russian studies at Harvard to join the ranks of CBS News, brought a scholar's appreciation for history and objective research to his new role as a journalist who explained and explored this new postwar world.
Call Number: 070.92 Kal
Format: Book
Date Added: Apr 26, 2021
Leland Ryken, Glenda Mathes
Description: In today's technology-driven culture, reading has become a lost art. This book explores the importance of reading generally and of studying the Bible as literature, while giving practical suggestions on how to read well.
Call Number: 028.9 Ryk
Format: Book
Date Added: May 3, 2021
Uju Asika
Description: This is an important book, for all families, whatever their race or ethnicity. It's for everyone who wants to instill a sense of open-minded inclusivity in their kids, and those who want to discuss difference instead of shying away from tough questions. Uju Asika draws on personal stories of prejudice along with opinions of experts, influencers, and fellow parents to give prescriptive advice in this invaluable guide. This is a call to arms for all parents as our society works to combat white supremacy and dismantle the systemic racism that has existed for hundreds of years.
Call Number: 155.418 Asi
Format: Book
Date Added: May 7, 2021
Gina Hamadey Bergman
Description: Gina Hamadey (Bergman) chronicles how twelve months spent writing 365 thank you notes to strangers, neighbors, family, and friends shifted her perspective--and why developing a lasting active gratitude practice can make you a happier person, heal complicated relationships, and reconnect you with the people you love--all with just a little bit of bravery at the mailbox.
Call Number: 179.9 Ber
Format: Book
Date Added: Apr 29, 2021
Jennie Romer, illustrated by Christie Young
Description: The book that answers the age-old question: Can I Recycle This? This simple question reaches into our concern for the environment, the care we take to keep our homes and our communities clean, and how we interact with our local government. Taking readers on a quick but informative tour of how recycling actually works, this book gives straightforward answers to whether dozens of common household objects can or cannot be recycled, as well as the information you need to make that decision for anything else you encounter. This non-judgmental, easy-to-use guide will change the way you think about what you throw away and how you do it.
Call Number: 363.728 Rom
Format: Book
Date Added: Apr 15, 2021
Annette Gordon-Reed
Description: The story of Juneteenth's integral importance to American history. Interweaving American history, family chronicle, and episodes of memoir, Annette Gordon-Reed recounts the origins of Juneteenth and explores the legacies of the holiday that remain with us. From the earliest presence of black people in Texas, in the 1500s, to the day in Galveston on June 19, 1865, when General Gordon Granger announced the end of slavery, her essays present the saga of a "frontier" peopled by Native Americans, Anglos, Tejanos, and Blacks that became a slaveholder's republic. A commemoration of Juneteenth and the fraught legacies of slavery that still persist, On Juneteenth is stark reminder that the fight for equality is ongoing.
Call Number: 394.263 Gor
Format: Book
Date Added: May 7, 2021
Rosalind Miles
Description: Now is the time for a new women's history--for the famous, infamous, and unsung women to get their due--from the Enlightenment to the #MeToo movement. Rosalind Miles takes us through a colorful pageant of astonishing women, from heads of state to political rainmakers, STEM powerhouses, revolutionaries, and writer/intellectuals, women in the arts, women in sports, women in business, women in religion, women in politics.
Call Number: 305.42 Mil
Format: Book
Date Added: Apr 21, 2021
Jon (Conservationist) Dunn
Description: For centuries they have captured our imaginations, and are admired worldwide for their metallic, jewel-like plumage, acrobatic flight, and immense character. Yet hummingbirds have a precarious life, dependent upon finding sufficient nectar to provide the high energy their bodies demand daily. They live fast and die young-- in many different habitats. Jon Dunn tells the colorful story of these fabulous birds-- their history, their compelling life cycles, and their perilous position in a changing landscape-- and the stories of the people, past and present, whose lives have been shaped by the zealous passion hummingbirds inspire.
Call Number: 598.764 Dun
Format: Book
Date Added: Apr 22, 2021
Alex Riley (Science writer)
Description: What is depression? Is it a persistent low mood or a complex range of symptoms? Is it a single diagnosis or a diversity of mental disorders requiring different treatments? Science writer Alex Riley explores these questions, digging into the long history of depression and chronicling the lives of psychiatrists and scientists who sought cures for their patients.
Call Number: 616.8527 Ril
Format: Book
Date Added: Apr 15, 2021
Erica Dhawan
Description: The definitive guide to communicating and connecting wherever you are. Humans rely on body language to connect and build trust, but with most of our communication happening from behind a screen, traditional body language signals are no longer visible--or are they? Dhawan decodes the new signals and cues that have replaced traditional body language across genders, generations, and culture. Online, reading carefully is the new listening. Writing clearly is the new empathy. And a phone or video call is worth a thousand emails. This book will turn your daily misunderstandings into a set of collectively understood laws that foster connection, no matter the distance.
Call Number: 651.7 Dha
Format: Book
Date Added: May 13, 2021
Karen Prince
Description: Home stager, Karen Prince, helps homeowners through the home-staging process with a six-step, easy-to-follow guide. Featuring over 200 color photos, before-and-after shots, and practical design tips, Karen gives home sellers the plan and tools they need to help their homes look great online, and to appeal to buyers when they are in the home. Karen's goal is to reach a wider audience of homeowners who are eager for the knowledge of how to stage their own home, many of whom may not be willing or able to pay the high ticket price of a professional stager.
Call Number: 643.12 Pri
Format: Book
Date Added: May 12, 2021
Kristin Baver
Description: Uncover the secrets of the Skywalkers: the family that shaped a galaxy far, far away. The Skywalker story has everything: passion, intrigue, heroism, and dark deeds. This revelatory biography explores every twist and turn of the Skywalker dynasty. Leaving no stone unturned in tracing the dynasty's trials and tribulations, this definitive biography of Star Wars' first family explores and explains the deeper, more personal story of the Skywalkers, their characters, motivations, and, against seemingly impossible odds, their ultimate triumph.
Call Number: 791.43 Bav
Format: Book
Date Added: Apr 29, 2021
Lisa Napoli
Description: When a pioneering nonprofit called National Public Radio came along in the 1970s, four remarkable women journalists came on scene. Susan, Linda, Nina, and Cokie is an account of these four women, their deep and enduring friendships, and the trail they blazed to becoming icons. Cokie Roberts was born into a political dynasty, and felt a tug toward public service. Susan Stamberg was the first woman to anchor a nightly news program and pressed for accommodations to balance work and home life. Linda Wertheimer fought her way to a scholarship and a spot on-air. And Nina Totenberg, the network's legal affairs correspondent, invented a new way to cover the Supreme Court.
Call Number: 791.44 Nap
Format: Book
Date Added: Apr 27, 2021
John Mullan
Description: Discover the tricks of a literary master in this essential guide to the fictional world of Charles Dickens. From Pickwick to Scrooge, Copperfield to Twist, how did Dickens find the perfect names for his characters? What was Dickens's favorite way of killing his characters? When is a Dickens character most likely to see a ghost? Why is Dickens's trickery only fully realized when his novels are read aloud? John Mullan explores the literary machinations of Dickens's eccentric genius, from his delight in clichés to his rendering of smells and his use of coincidences.
Call Number: 823.09 Dic Dickens, Charles
Format: Book
Date Added: May 13, 2021
Eric Dregni
Description: Eric Dregni takes his son on a return trip to Norway--the country where he was born fifteen years earlier--to investigate whether it really is the happiest country on Earth.
Call Number: 914.81 Dre
Format: Book
Date Added: May 12, 2021
Julian Sancton
Description: The true survival story of an early polar expedition that went terribly awry--with the ship frozen in ice and the crew trapped inside for the entire sunless, Antarctic winter. In August 1897, commandant Adrien de Gerlache set sail for a 3-year expedition aboard the ship Belgica with dreams of glory. His plans to be first to the magnetic South Pole would swiftly go awry. After a series of costly setbacks, he faced two bad options: turn back in defeat and spare his men the devastating Antarctic winter, or chase fame by sailing deeper into the freezing waters. Soon the Belgica was stuck fast in the icy hold of the polar sea. In the darkness, plagued by a mysterious illness and besieged by monotony, the crew descended into madness. Sancton brings novelistic flair to a story of human extremes.
Call Number: 919.89 San
Format: Book
Date Added: Apr 28, 2021
Blaine Harden
Description: Blaine Harden offers the revealing story of a missionary, a tribe, a massacre, and a myth that shaped the American West. In 1836, Dr. Marcus Whitman and Rev. Henry Spalding were headed to the Northwest, where they aimed to convert members of the Cayuse and Nez Perce tribes. Both would fail spectacularly as missionaries. But Spalding would succeed as a propagandist, inventing a story that recast his friend as a hero, and helped to fuel the massive westward migration that would eventually lead to the devastation of those they had purportedly set out to save.
Call Number: 979.5 Har
Format: Book
Date Added: May 7, 2021
Yaba Blay, Noelle Théard, photography
Description: Explores the extent to which historical definitions of race continue to shape contemporary racial identities and lived experiences of racial difference.
Call Number: 973.0496 Bla
Format: Book
Date Added: Apr 29, 2021
Eddie Jaku
Description: Eddie Jaku always considered himself a German first, a Jew second. He was proud of his country. But all of that changed on 9 November 1938, when he was beaten, arrested and taken to a concentration camp. Over the next seven years, Eddie faced unimaginable horrors every day, first in Buchenwald, then in Auschwitz, then on the Nazi death march. He lost family, friends, his country. Because he survived, Eddie made the vow to smile every day. He pays tribute to those who were lost by telling his story, sharing his wisdom and living his best possible life. He now believes he is the 'happiest man on earth'.
Call Number: 940.5318 Jak
Format: Book
Date Added: May 6, 2021
Lorenzo Carcaterra
Description: At 66, Lorenzo Carcaterra finds it easier to reflect on the past than ruminate on the future. This inspired a poignant memoir about the women who made him the man he is today. His Italian grandmother, Nonna Maria, his mother, Raffaela, and the third woman in his life, his wife, Susan. Their marriage lasted three decades before her death from lung cancer in 2013. While their upbringings were wildly different, their love and friendship never wavered--and neither did her faith in Lorenzo's talent and potential as a writer.-- From publisher's description.
Call Number: 920 Car
Format: Book
Date Added: Apr 29, 2021
Julianna Margulies
Description: Known for her performances on The Good Wife and ER, Julianna Margulies now chronicles her life and her work, examining from within, her journey from chaos to calm. Julianna was bestowed the nickname "Sunshine Girl" by her mother at an early age. Raised between two divorced parents, often on different continents, Julianna quickly learned how to be of value to her eccentric mother and her absent father. Her role among the turmoil and uncertainty that her parents generated, was to comfort those around her, find organization among the disorder, and eventually make her way in the world as a young adult and eventually an Award-winning actress.
Call Number: B Mar Margulies, Julianna
Format: Book
Date Added: Apr 28, 2021
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Assignment Russia : Becoming A Foreign Correspondent In The Crucible Of The Cold War
Marvin L. Kalb
070.92 Kal
Skywalker : A Family At War
Kristin Baver
791.43 Bav
Recovering The Lost Art Of Reading : A Quest For The True, The Good, And The Beautiful
Leland Ryken, Glenda Mathes
028.9 Ryk
Susan, Linda, Nina, & Cokie : The Extraordinary Story Of The Founding Mothers Of Npr
Lisa Napoli
791.44 Nap
Bringing Up Race : How To Raise A Kind Child In A Prejudiced World
Uju Asika
155.418 Asi
North By Shakespeare : A Rogue Scholar's Quest For The Truth Behind The Bard's Work
Michael Blanding
822.3309 Bla
I Want To Thank You : How A Year Of Gratitude Can Bring Joy And Meaning In A Disconnected World
Gina Hamadey Bergman
179.9 Ber
The Artful Dickens : The Tricks And Ploys Of The Great Novelist
John Mullan
823.09 Dic Dickens, Charles
Can I Recycle This? : A Guide To Better Recycling And How To Reduce Single-use Plastics
Jennie Romer, illustrated by Christie Young
363.728 Rom
For The Love Of Cod : A Father And Son's Search For Norwegian Happiness
Eric Dregni
914.81 Dre
On Juneteenth
Annette Gordon-Reed
394.263 Gor
Madhouse At The End Of The Earth : The Belgica's Journey Into The Dark Antarctic Night
Julian Sancton
919.89 San
The Women's History Of The Modern World : How Radicals, Rebels, And Everywomen Revolutionized The Last 200 Years
Rosalind Miles
305.42 Mil
Murder At The Mission : A Frontier Killing, Its Legacy Of Lies, And The Taking Of The American West
Blaine Harden
979.5 Har
The Glitter In The Green : In Search Of Hummingbirds
Jon (Conservationist) Dunn
598.764 Dun
One Drop : Shifting The Lens On Race
Yaba Blay, Noelle Théard, photography
973.0496 Bla
A Cure For Darkness : The Story Of Depression And How We Treat It
Alex Riley (Science writer)
616.8527 Ril
The Happiest Man On Earth : The Beautiful Life Of An Auschwitz Survivor
Eddie Jaku
940.5318 Jak
Digital Body Language : How To Build Trust & Connection, No Matter The Distance
Erica Dhawan
651.7 Dha
Three Dreamers : A Memoir Of Family
Lorenzo Carcaterra
920 Car
Secrets Of Home Staging : The Essential Guide To Getting Higher Offers...faster!
Karen Prince
643.12 Pri
Madam Speaker : Nancy Pelosi And The Lessons Of Power : A Biography
Susan Page
B Pel Pelosi, Nancy
Out Of Many, One : Portraits Of America's Immigrants
George W. (George Walker) Bush
759.13 Bus
Sunshine Girl : An Unexpected Life
Julianna Margulies
B Mar Margulies, Julianna