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The last slave ship : the true story of how Clotilda was found, her descendants, and an extraordinary reckoning / Ben Raines.

The last slave ship : the true story of how Clotilda was found, her descendants, and an extraordinary reckoning / Ben Raines.
The incredible true story of the last ship to carry enslaved people to America, the remarkable town its survivors founded after emancipation, and the complicated legacy their descendants carry with them to this day-by the journalist who discovered the ship's remains--


The power of thank you : discover the joy of gratitude / Joyce Meyer.

The power of thank you : discover the joy of gratitude / Joyce Meyer.
Adopt a lifestyle of thanksgiving and discover that no matter how messy life gets, God will make it good. Each moment that you're given is a precious gift from God. You can choose to have a thankful attitude and live each moment full of joy, simply because God is good. In The Power of Thank You, renowned Bible teacher and #1 New York Times bestselling author Joyce Meyer encourages us to take a look at ourselves and the importance of being thankful. Living life with a heart of gratitude for who God is and what He has done lifts your burdens and allows you to see everything in a different light. Regularly giving thanks to God not only helps you fully realize how He's working in your life, it gives you a new perspective-your mind is renewed, your attitude is improved, and you're filled with joy. Things will certainly happen to you that don't seem fair, and it's much easier to make excuses and feel sorry for yourself. Keep saying, I trust You, God, and I believe You will work it all out for my good. If you find The Power of Thank You in every situation, truly believing that God is working everything out for your good, you will end up with the victory every single time--


Losing our minds : the challenge of defining mental illness / Lucy Foulkes, PhD.

Losing our minds : the challenge of defining mental illness / Lucy Foulkes, PhD.
A compelling and incisive book that questions the overuse of mental health terms to describe universal human emotions Public awareness of mental illness has been transformed in recent years, but our understanding of how to define it has yet to catch up. Too often, psychiatric disorders are confused with the inherent stresses and challenges of human experience. A narrative has taken hold that a mental health crisis has been building among young people. In this profoundly sensitive and constructive book, psychologist Lucy Foulkes argues that the crisis is one of ignorance as much as illness. Have we raised a 'snowflake' generation? Or are today's young people subjected to greater stress, exacerbated by social media, than ever before? Foulkes shows that both perspectives are useful but limited. The real question in need of answering is: how should we distinguish between 'normal' suffering and actual illness? Drawing on her extensive knowledge of the scientific and clinical literature, Foulkes explains what is known about mental health problems-how they arise, why they so often appear during adolescence, the various tools we have to cope with them-but also what remains unclear: distinguishing between normality and disorder is essential if we are to provide the appropriate help, but no clear line between the two exists in nature. Providing necessary clarity and nuance, Losing Our Minds argues that the widespread misunderstanding of this aspect of mental illness might be contributing to its apparent prevalence--


Go back to where you came from : and other helpful recommendations on how to become American / Wajahat Ali.

Go back to where you came from : and other helpful recommendations on how to become American / Wajahat Ali.
A rollercoaster ride of a memoir, by turns hilarious and heartbreaking, by the journalist, playwright, and political activist Wajahat Ali. Go back to where you came from, you terrorist! This is just one of the many warm, lovely, and helpful tips that Wajahat Ali and other children of immigrants receive on a daily basis. Go back where exactly? His hometown in the San Francisco Bay Area, where he can't afford rent? Awkward, left-handed, suffering from OCD, and wearing Husky pants, Ali grew up on the margins of the American mainstream, devoid of Brown superheroes, where people like him were portrayed as goofy sidekicks, shop owners with funny accents, sweaty terrorists, or aspiring sweaty terrorists. Driven by his desire to expand the American narrative to include protagonists who look like him, he became a writer, and in the aftermath of the 9/11 terror attacks, an accidental activist and ambassador of all things Muslim-y. He uses his pen with turmeric-stained fingernails to fill in missing narratives, challenge the powerful, and booby trap racist stereotypes. In his bold, hopeful and hilarious memoir, Ali offers indispensable lessons and strategies to help cultivate a more compassionate America--


The power law : venture capital and the making of the new future / Sebastian Mallaby.

The power law : venture capital and the making of the new future / Sebastian Mallaby.
From the New York Times bestselling author comes the astonishingly frank and intimate story of success and failure inside Silicon Valley's dominant venture capital firms-and how their strategies and fates have shaped the path of innovation, and the global economy, writ large--


South to America : a journey below the Mason-Dixon to understand the soul of a nation / Imani Perry.

South to America : a journey below the Mason-Dixon to understand the soul of a nation / Imani Perry.
An essential, surprising journey through the history, rituals, and landscapes of the American South--and a revelatory argument for why you must understand the South in order to understand America--


How are you going to pay for that? : smart answers to the dumbest question in politics / by Ryan Cooper.

How are you going to pay for that? : smart answers to the dumbest question in politics / by Ryan Cooper.
A compelling alternative view of the relationship between our politics and our economy. Throughout America, structural problems are getting worse. Economic inequality is near Gilded Age heights, the healthcare system is a mess, and the climate crisis continues to grow. Yet most ambitious policy proposals that might fix these calamities are dismissed as wastefully expensive by default. From the kitchen table to Congress, debates are punctuated with a familiar refrain: How are you going to pay for that? This question is designed to shut down policy pushes up front, minimizing any interference with the free market. It comes from neoliberalism, an economic ideology that has overtaken both parties. Proponents insist that markets are naturally-occurring and apolitical-and that too much manipulation of the economy will make our society fall apart. Ryan Cooper argues that our society already is falling apart, and the logically preposterous views of neoliberalism are to blame. Most progressives understand this instinctively, but many lack the background knowledge to make effective economic counterarguments. How Are You Going To Pay For That? is filled with engaging discussions and detailed strategies that policymakers and citizens alike can use to assail even the most entrenched lines of neoliberal logic, and start to undo these long-held misconceptions. Equal parts economic theory, history, and political polemic, this is an essential roadmap for winning the key battles to come--


The urge : our history of addiction / Carl Erik Fisher.

The urge : our history of addiction / Carl Erik Fisher.
An authoritative, illuminating and deeply humane history of addiction -- by a therapist who has reached the depths of addiction himself. Even in the midst of a period of staggering drug abuse that we can confidently call a crisis, questions about the fundamental nature of addiction, its origins, and its ideal treatments abound. This absence of consensus is the latest plotted point on a centuries-old historical arc: as humans have struggled to define, treat, and control addictive behaviour, stigma and controversy have been the only constants. With uncommon empathy and erudition, Carl Erik Fisher draws on his own experience as both a psychiatrist of addiction and a recovering alcoholic as he traces the history of a phenomenon that, centuries on, we hardly appear closer to defining -- let alone addressing responsibly. A rich, sweeping history that probes not only medicine and science but also policy, literature, religion, and sociology, A War Within illuminates the extent to which the story of addiction has persistently reflected broader questions of what it means to be human and to take care of one another. Fisher introduces us the physicians, activists, politicians, researchers, and writers who have struggled to understand and solve this complex condition. He also examines the treatments and strategies that have produced positive results for many addicts -- himself included -- lighting the way forward for those whose lives addiction threatens to destroy. A War Within is at once an eye-opening history of ideas, a riveting personal story of addiction and recovery, and a clinician's impassioned call for a more expansive, nuanced view of one of society's most intractable challenges.--


How to win the Bachelor : the secret to finding love and fame on America's favorite reality show / Chad Kultgen and Lizzy Pace.

How to win the Bachelor : the secret to finding love and fame on America's favorite reality show / Chad Kultgen and Lizzy Pace.
Since its premiere in 2002, ABC's The Bachelor has become a staple of American television. Now, discover the fascinating history of the show, uncover the ins and outs of the phenomenon that has become Bachelor Nation, and take a deeper look at what separates the winners from the losers. From how best to exit the limo on Night One, to strategies for making a run for the all-important First Impression Rose, to how to avoid being labeled a villain, this clear-eyed guide illustrates the rules and strategies any would-be contestant should know. The ultimate must-read for every fan, How to Win the Bachelor gives you an inside look at the franchise where The Rose holds all the power.Amazon.com.


Stolen focus : why you can't pay attention--and how to think deeply again / Johann Hari.

Stolen focus : why you can't pay attention--and how to think deeply again / Johann Hari.
Our ability to pay attention is collapsing. From the New York Times bestselling author of Chasing the Scream and Lost Connections comes a groundbreaking examination of why this is happening-and how to get our attention back. Like so many of us, Johann Hari was finding it much harder to focus than he used to. He found that a life of constantly switching from device to device, from tab to tab, is diminishing and depressing. He tried all sorts of self-help solutions-even abandoning his phone for three months-but in the long-term, nothing seemed to work. So Hari went on an epic journey across the world to interview the leading experts on human attention and to study their scientific findings-and learned that everything we think we know about this crisis is wrong. In the U.S., teenagers now focus on a task for only sixty-five seconds on average, and office workers manage only three minutes. We think this inability to focus is a personal flaw, an individual failure to exert enough willpower over our devices. The truth is even more disturbing: Our focus has been stolen by powerful external forces, and the science shows that these forces have been ramping up for decades-leaving us uniquely vulnerable, when social media arrived, to corporations determined to raid our attention for profit. These forces have been so successful that our collapse in attention is behind many of the wider problems society faces. In Stolen Focus, Hari embarks on a thrilling journey, taking readers from veterinarians who diagnose dogs with ADHD, to Silicon Valley dissidents who exposed social media companies' furtive attempts to hack our focus; from a favela in Rio where everyone lost their attention in a particularly catastrophic way, to an office in New Zealand that discovered a remarkable technique to restore their workers' attention. In this urgent, deeply researched book, Hari shows that if we understand the twelve true causes of this crisis-from the collapse of sustained reading to the disruption of boredom to rising pollution-we, as individuals and as a society, can finally begin to solve it by staging an attention rebellion. Finally, we have a way to get our focus back--


Already enough : a path to self-acceptance / Lisa Olivera.

Already enough : a path to self-acceptance / Lisa Olivera.
This guide will help you identify, understand, and reframe your life story in order to live a more whole and meaningful life.


Getting to neutral : how to conquer negativity and thrive in a chaotic world / Trevor Moawad ; with Shannon Welch.

Getting to neutral : how to conquer negativity and thrive in a chaotic world / Trevor Moawad ; with Shannon Welch.
In this breakthrough book, the author of Wall Street Journal bestseller It Takes What It Takes provides life-changing, step-by-step guidance on how to successfully navigate adversity and defeat negativity by downshifting to neutral thinking--


An abolitionist's handbook : 12 steps to changing yourself and the world / Patrisse Cullors.

An abolitionist's handbook : 12 steps to changing yourself and the world / Patrisse Cullors.
In AN ABOLITIONIST'S HANDBOOK, Cullors charts a framework for how everyday activists can effectively fight for an abolitionist present and future. Filled with relatable pedagogy on the history of abolition, a reimagining of what reparations look like for Black lives and real-life anecdotes from Cullors AN ABOLITIONIST'S HANDBOOK offers a bold, innovative, and humanistic approach to how to be a modern-day abolitionist. Cullors asks us to lead with love, fierce compassion, and precision. In AN ABOLITIONIST'S HANDBOOK readers will learn how to: - have courageous conversations - move away from reaction and towards response - take care of oneself while fighting for others - turn inter-community conflict into a transformative action - expand one's imagination, think creatively, and find the courage to experiment - make justice joyful - practice active forgiveness - make space for difficult feelings and honor mental health - practice non-harm and cultivate compassion - organize local and national governments to work towards abolition - move away from cancel culture AN ABOLITIONIST'S HANDBOOK is for those who are looking to reimagine a world where communities are treated with dignity, care and respect. It gives us permission to move away from cancel culture and into visioning change and healing--


American injustice : inside stories from the underbelly of the criminal justice system / David S. Rudolf.

American injustice : inside stories from the underbelly of the criminal justice system / David S. Rudolf.
From the fearless defense attorney and civil rights lawyer who rose to fame with Netflix's The Staircase comes an essential examination of America's corrupt and abusive criminal justice system--


Unicorn food : magical recipes for sweets, eats & treats / Rachel Johnson.

Unicorn food : magical recipes for sweets, eats & treats / Rachel Johnson.
Filled with plenty of sugar and magical recipes, this book is for those who seek joy in sprinkles, have glitter running through their veins, and believe that rainbows are a way of life. Unicorn Food will always give you joy, whether it's in making a recipe for your friends or decorating a birthday cake with sugar and fun. This book was written to create fun and fantasy in the kitchen by way of rainbows and unicorns.--Author's website.


Crafting with digital cutting machines : machines, materials, designs, and projects / Libby Ashcraft.

Crafting with digital cutting machines : machines, materials, designs, and projects / Libby Ashcraft.


Racism, not race : answers to frequently asked questions / Joseph L. Graves Jr. and Alan H. Goodman.

Racism, not race : answers to frequently asked questions / Joseph L. Graves Jr. and Alan H. Goodman.
We talk a lot about race, yet we rarely focus on the underlying question of what race is and its connections to racism. Conversations about race can be uncomfortable and confusing, but this is resolvable if we ask the right questions and focus on clear answers. What, exactly, is race? Joseph L. Graves and Alan H. Goodman illuminate the idea of race so that people who want to confront the topic of racial injustice can do so with the necessary conceptual tools. Most people think race is real, they argue, and it is. But race is not real in the way that most of us have grown up to think of it. Race is not natural, fixed, or based on biology. Instead, they continue, racism created the idea of race, the idea of race has real effects, and while human genetic variation is biologically real, it is not race. The book is based on evidence from biological and social science. It is composed of twelve question-begging chapters, which engage topics such as the origins of race, race and genetics, the forms of racism, race and health, race and ability, institutional racism, DNA and ancestry testing, race mixing, race and politics, and what it means to be an antiracist. The book is ideally suited for people want to understand more about what race is, where it came from, and how to confront its pernicious effects, in a format that is clear, direct, and can be used as a model to defend one's antiracist position--


How we eat : the brave new world of food and drink / Paco Underhill.

How we eat : the brave new world of food and drink / Paco Underhill.
An entertaining and timely exploration of how our food - from where it's grown to how we buy it - is in the midst of a transformation, showing how this is our chance to do better, for us, for our children, and for our planet, from a global expert on consumer behavior--


A diary of the plague year : an illustrated chronicle of 2020 / Elise Engler.

A diary of the plague year : an illustrated chronicle of 2020 / Elise Engler.
A powerful visual record of an unprecedented time, following the headlines from the first appearance of the coronavirus to the inauguration of President Joe Biden. Made in real time, Elise Engler's vibrant, immediate images recapture what it was like to live through 2020, bringing texture, feeling, and even charm to what we might not remember and what we will never forget--


Unbelievably vegan : 100+ life-changing, plant-based recipes: a cookbook / Charity Morgan ; photographs by Emily Dorio.

Unbelievably vegan : 100+ life-changing, plant-based recipes: a cookbook / Charity Morgan ; photographs by Emily Dorio.
More than 100 big, bold, sock-you-sideways plant-based vegan recipes from the breakout star of The Game Changers, chef Charity Morgan. When private celebrity chef Charity Morgan's husband, former NFL linebacker Derrick Morgan, decided to go vegan, she was skeptical. But after Derrick noticed results--more energy, increased stamina, better sleep--and his teammates noticed how good his home-cooked meals looked, many of them asked Charity to cook for them too. Before she knew it, she was delivering meals for nearly two dozen NFL players, and soon enough, Charity and her two ever-so-active elementary school-aged children went vegan too. She hasn't looked back. In her highly anticipated first cookbook, Charity, who was featured in the documentary The Game Changers about how elite athletes use a vegan diet to enhance their performance, breaks the myth that giving up animal protein means sacrificing taste. She taps her Creole and Puerto Rican heritage and love of bold flavor and spice to create a collection of flavor-bomb plant-based alternatives like Creole Krab Cakes with Tarragon Remoulade, Smoky Jambalaya with Blackened Veggies, and Beer Battered Fysh and Chips. Using oyster mushrooms to stand in for chicken thighs, ground walnuts instead of pork, and cashew cream instead of heavy cream and cheese sauces, Charity proves that vegan food can be healthy, fun, filling, and highly flavorful--


Bird brother : a falconer's journey and the healing power of wildlife / Rodney Stotts with Kate Pipkin.

To escape the tough streets of Southeast Washington, D.C. in the late 1980s, young Rodney Stotts would ride the metro to the Smithsonian National Zoo. There, the bald eagles and other birds of prey captured his imagination for the first time. In Bird Brother, Rodney shares his unlikely journey to becoming a conservationist and one of America's few Black master falconers. Rodney grew up during the crack epidemic, with guns, drugs, and the threat of incarceration an accepted part of daily life for nearly everyone he knew. To rent his own apartment, he needed a paycheck--something the money from dealing drugs didn't provide. For that, he took a position in 1992 with a new nonprofit, the Earth Conservation Corps. Gradually, Rodney fell in love with the work to restore and conserve the polluted Anacostia River that flows through D.C. As conditions along the river improved, he helped to reintroduce bald eagles to the region and befriended an injured Eurasian Eagle Owl named Mr. Hoots, the first of many birds whose respect he would work hard to earn. Bird Brother is a story about pursuing dreams against all odds, and the importance of second chances. Rodney's life was nearly upended when he was arrested on drug charges in 2002. The jail sentence sharpened his resolve to get out of the hustling life. With the fierceness of the raptors he had admired for so long, he began to train to become a master falconer and to develop his own raptor education program and sanctuary. Rodney's son Mike, a D.C. firefighter, has also begun his journey to being a master falconer, with his own kids cheering him along the way. Eye-opening, witty, and moving, Bird Brother is a love letter to the raptors and humans who transformed what Rodney thought his life could be. It is an unflinching look at the uphill battle Black children face in pursuing stable, fulfilling lives, a testament to the healing power of nature, and a reminder that no matter how much heartbreak we've endured, we still have the capacity to give back to our communities and follow our wildest dreams.


The Irish assassins : conspiracy, revenge, and the Phoenix Park murders that stunned Victorian England / Julie Kavanagh.

The Irish assassins : conspiracy, revenge, and the Phoenix Park murders that stunned Victorian England / Julie Kavanagh.
One sunlit evening, May 6, 1882, Lord Frederick Cavendish and Thomas Burke, Chief Secretary and Undersecretary for Ireland, were ambushed and stabbed to death while strolling through Phoenix Park in Dublin. The murders were funded by American supporters of Irish independence and carried out by the Invincibles, a militant faction of republicans armed with specially-made surgeon's blades. They ended what should have been a turning point in Anglo-Irish relations. A new spirit of goodwill had been burgeoning between British Prime Minister William Gladstone and Ireland's leader Charles Stewart Parnell, with both men forging in secret a pact to achieve peace and independence in Ireland-with the newly appointed Cavendish, Gladstone's protégé, to play an instrumental role in helping to do so. The impact of the Phoenix Park murders was so cataclysmic that it destroyed the pact, almost brought down the government, and set in motion repercussions that would last long into the twentieth century. In a story that spans Donegal, Dublin, London, Paris, New York, Cannes, and Cape Town, Julie Kavanagh thrillingly traces the crucial events that came before and after the murders. From the adulterous affair that caused Parnell's downfall; to Queen Victoria's prurient obsession with the assassinations; and the investigation spearheaded by Superintendent John Mallon, also known as the Irish Sherlock Holmes, culminating in the eventual betrayal and clandestine escape of leading Invincible James Carey and his murder on the high seas, The Irish Assassins brings us intimately into this fascinating story that shaped Irish politics and engulfed an Empire. This is an unputdownable book from one of our most compulsively readable (Guardian) writers--


Don't be trashy : a practical guide to living with less waste and more joy / Tara McKenna.

Don't be trashy : a practical guide to living with less waste and more joy / Tara McKenna.
We're all trapped in a convenience-based and wasteful cycle, but Tara McKenna offers an alternative: an approach to reducing waste for a more sustainable and ethical life that emphasizes progress over perfection. This isn't about fitting all of your waste into a Mason jar or going zero waste overnight. For real, long-lasting change that will enhance your life, McKenna guides you through a year of reducing waste, month by month, with lifestyle topics ranging from decluttering and developing a capsule wardrobe to streamlining your kitchen, pantry, and bathroom--slowly!--to significantly reduce the inflow of single-use plastics. This is an opportunity to become a more conscious consumer, as McKenna emphasizes the importance of a circular economy, and soon you'll be investing in home goods that'll last for decades. Ultimately, it's about transitioning to a minimalist mindset--a mindset that, coincidentally, will be good for your wallet--and the planet--in the long term--


Trese Volume 3, Mass murders / Budjette Tan, Kajo Baldisimo.

Trese Volume 3, Mass murders /  Budjette Tan, Kajo Baldisimo.


Gangsters of capitalism : Smedley Butler, the Marines, and the making and breaking of America's empire / Jonathan M. Katz.

Gangsters of capitalism : Smedley Butler, the Marines, and the making and breaking of America's empire / Jonathan M. Katz.
A groundbreaking journey tracing America's forgotten path to global power-and how its legacies shape our world today-told through the extraordinary life of a complicated Marine. Smedley Butler was the most celebrated warfighter of his time. Bestselling books were written about him. Hollywood adored him. Wherever the flag went, The Fighting Quaker went-serving in nearly every major overseas conflict from the Spanish War of 1898 until the eve of World War II. From his first days as a 16-year-old recruit at the newly seized Guantánamo Bay, he blazed a path for empire: helping annex the Philippines and the land for the Panama Canal, leading troops in China (twice), and helping invade and occupy Nicaragua, Puerto Rico, Haiti, Mexico, and more. Yet in retirement, Butler turned into a warrior against war, imperialism, and big business, declaring: I was a racketeer for capitalism. Award-winning author Jonathan Myerson Katz traveled across the world-from China to Guantánamo, the mountains of Haiti to the Panama Canal-and pored over the personal letters of Butler, his fellow Marines, and his Quaker family on Philadelphia's Main Line. Along the way, Katz shows how the consequences of the Marines' actions are still very much alive: talking politics with a Sandinista commander in Nicaragua, getting a martial arts lesson from a devotee of the Boxer Rebellion in China, and getting cast as a P.O.W. extra in a Filipino movie about their American War. Tracing a path from the first wave of U.S. overseas expansionism to the rise of fascism in the 1930s to the crises of democracy in our own time, Gangsters of Capitalism tells an urgent story about a formative era most Americans have never learned about, but that the rest of the world cannot forget--


State change : end anxiety, beat burnout, and ignite a new baseline of energy and flow / Dr. Robin Berzin with Sarah Toland.

State change : end anxiety, beat burnout, and ignite a new baseline of energy and flow / Dr. Robin Berzin with Sarah Toland.
Too often, conventional medicine treats the body as separate from the mind, ignoring physical issues like chronic illness and weight gain. Science shows that these issues are oftentimes intricately entwined with mood issues like depression, anxiety, stress, and persistent fatigue. In State Change, Dr. Berzin draws on cutting-edge research and her work with thousands of patients to tell the complete story of how our bodies drive our minds, mood, and energy levels. This builds on her work at her nationally renowned holistic health service Parsley Health, where Dr. Berzin and her team of over 100 highly trained medical providers focus on treating the whole patient, yielding extraordinary results for those dealing with gastrointestinal, hormone-related, autoimmune, and mental health conditions.


The art of more : how mathematics created civilization / Michael Brooks.

The art of more : how mathematics created civilization / Michael Brooks.
For readers of Steven Strogatz's Infinite Powers and The Joy of x comes this illuminating exploration of the ways in which math-and the people who have mastered its inherent power through the ages-has shaped our world. In this captivating, sweeping history, Michael Brooks makes clear that mathematics was one of the foundational innovations that catapulted humanity from a nomadic existence to civilization, and that it has been instrumental in every subsequent great leap of humankind--from charting the movements of celestial bodies, to navigating the globe, to tracking the dissemination of viruses. And the trailblazing mathematicians who devoted their lives to taming numbers come to life in Brooks's telling. Here are ancient Egyptian priests, Babylonian tax officials, the Apollo astronauts, the hobbyist who cracked a mapmaking puzzle that had stumped both NASA and U.S. Geological Survey, and the MIT professor who invented the infrastructure of the online world. Their stories clearly demonstrate that the invention of mathematics is every bit as important to the human species as the discovery of fire. First page to last, The Art of More brings mathematics back into the heart of what it means to be human--


The invention of power : popes, kings, and the birth of the West / Bruce Bueno de Mesquita.

The invention of power : popes, kings, and the birth of the West / Bruce Bueno de Mesquita.
This book solves one of the great puzzles of history: why did the West become the most powerful civilization in the world? Political scientist Bruce Bueno de Mesquita explains the consolidation of power in the West through a single, little noticed event: the 1132 Concordat of Worms. Bueno de Mesquita makes a deeply researched and persuasive case that the Concordat changed the terms of competition between churches and nation-states, incentivizing economic growth and benefiting citizens over kings and popes. In the centuries since, those countries that have had similar arrangements have been consistently better off than those that did not--


The betrayal of Anne Frank : a cold case investigation / Rosemary Sullivan.

The betrayal of Anne Frank : a cold case investigation / Rosemary Sullivan.
Over thirty million people have read The Diary of a Young Girl, the journal teen-aged Anne Frank kept while living in an attic with her family in Amsterdam during World War II, until the Nazis arrested them and sent Anne to her death in a concentration camp. But despite the many worksjournalism, books, plays and novelsdevoted to Annes story, none has ever conclusively explained how the Franks and four other people managed to live in hiding undetected for over two yearsand who or what finally brought the Nazis to their door. With painstaking care, former FBI agent Vincent Pankoke and a team of indefatigable investigators pored over tens of thousands of pages of documentssome never-before-seenand interviewed scores of descendants of people involved, both Nazi sympathizers and resisters, familiar with the Franks. Utilizing methods developed by the FBI, the Cold Case Team painstakingly pieced together the months leading to the Franks arrestand came to a shocking conclusion.


A field guide to men's health : eat right, stay fit, sleep well, and have great sex--forever / Jesse N. Mills, MD, with Will Cockrell.

A field guide to men's health : eat right, stay fit, sleep well, and have great sex--forever / Jesse N. Mills, MD, with Will Cockrell.
Why is it that men don't go to the doctor until they are sick or something is broken? Men's health is a lot more than that--it's preventive care, cardiovascular health, sexual health, nutrition, and exercise. It's sleep medicine, relationship health, self-care, and, yes, penises. And it's about time for men to have an easy-to-follow guide of their own, especially with an increase in interest in men's health and lifestyle in the last couple of years. Dr. Jesse Mills, a urologist and men's health expert and founder of the Men's Clinic at UCLA, is here to give men a holistic perspective on preventive care. A Field Guide to Men's Health will help men invest in their health and make positive changes to live an optimized life, and it answers lots of questions that men may be uncomfortable asking their doctors or partners. A Field Guide to Men's Health is straightforward and backed by science but written in an easily digestible way. Organized into straightforward chapters like Reset, Manatomy, Eat, Move, Sex, Fertility, and Lifestyle, and with easily digestible entries like in The New Rules of Aging Well and How to Sleep, the book is easy to use and the go-to resource for the information men need. They'll learn that overhydrating can be dangerous; that many scientific studies have shown that men who have more frequent sex later into their lives live longer lives; that all diets will fail at some point, but which ones to go to for a jump-start when trying to lose weight; when to get screened for prostate cancer; which doctors they need to see, when and for what; that male fertility issues are just as common as female fertility issues; that a small dose of caffeine (a simple cup of coffee) an hour before a workout can improve energy; that eating well, moving more, and sleeping are the pillars to boosting immunity and overall health at any age. Diagrams, charts, and lists will complete A Field Guide to Men's Health, making it an essential resource for men, and for those who love them--


Davos man : how the billionaires devoured the world / Peter S. Goodman.

Davos man : how the billionaires devoured the world / Peter S. Goodman.
The history of the last half century in America, Europe, and other major economies is in large part the story of wealth flowing upward. The most affluent people emerged from capitalism's triumph in the Cold War to loot the peace, depriving governments of the resources needed to serve their people, and leaving them tragically unprepared for the worst pandemic in a century. Drawing on decades of experience covering the global economy, award-winning journalist Peter S. Goodman profiles five representative Davos Men-members of the billionaire class-chronicling how their shocking exploitation of the global pandemic has hastened a fifty-year trend of wealth centralization. Alongside this reporting, Goodman delivers textured portraits of those caught in Davos Man's wake, including a former steelworker in the American Midwest, a Bangladeshi migrant in Qatar, a Seattle doctor on the front lines of the fight against COVID, blue-collar workers in the tenements of Buenos Aires, an African immigrant in Sweden, a textile manufacturer in Italy, an Amazon warehouse employee in New York City, and more. Goodman's rollicking and revelatory expoš of the global billionaire class reveals their hidden impact on nearly every aspect of modern society: widening wealth inequality, the rise of anti-democratic nationalism, the shrinking opportunity to earn a livable wage, the vulnerabilities of our health-care systems, access to affordable housing, unequal taxation, and even the quality of the shirt on your back. Meticulously reported yet compulsively readable, Davos Man is an essential read for anyone concerned about economic justice, the capacity of societies to grapple with their greatest challenges, and the sanctity of representative government.~From the New York Times's Global Economics Correspondent, a masterwork of reporting and explanatory journalism that exposes how billionaires' systematic plunder of the world has transformed 21st century life and dangerously destabilized democracy--


The hard sell : crime and punishment at an opioid startup / Evan Hughes.

The hard sell : crime and punishment at an opioid startup / Evan Hughes.
The blistering inside story of a startup that made millions pushing opioids-until its cutthroat tactics were exposed and its executives put behind bars John Kapoor had amassed a small fortune in pharmaceuticals when he conceived of a new product. It was the 2000s, and opioids were big business. If Kapoor, an immigrant and the billionaire founder of Insys, could find a new way to administer the highly potent fentanyl, he could patent his invention and sell it to those in need-at a steep price. The only problem: There weren't enough people in need. Kapoor's drug was approved for breakthrough cancer pain. If Subsys was going to turn a profit, the company would need to persuade doctors to prescribe it off-label, for other, lesser forms of pain. This is the story of how Insys turned a niche drug into big business. With executives leading the charge, Insys sales reps seduced doctors with charm, money, and sex. Its administrators lied to health care providers, claiming recipients had cancer when they did not. It pushed drugs onto patients that would have benefited from safer options, or no drugs at all. The strategy worked: When Insys went public, it notched the biggest IPO of its year. But several employees reached their limit and quietly blew the whistle, bringing the full force of the justice system upon the drug maker. In The Hard Sell, author and National Magazine Award-finalist Evan Hughes lays bare the pharma playbook. He shows how drug makers like Insys, fueled by greed and a hunger for market share, turn deception into profit. The book represents a stunning vindication, but also a cautionary tale. As Hughes shows, Insys didn't do anything its competitors weren't also doing. It was simply worse at covering its tracks--


Letters to the sons of society : a father's invitation to love, honesty, and freedom / Shaka Senghor.

The New York Times bestselling author of Writing My Wrongs invites men everywhere on a journey of honesty and healing through this book of moving letters to his sons-one whom he is raising and the other whose childhood took place during Senghor's nineteen-year incarceration. Shaka Senghor has lived the life of two fathers. With his first son, Jay, born shortly after Senghor was incarcerated for second-degree murder, he experienced the regret of his own mistakes and the disconnection caused by a society that sees Black lives as disposable. With his second, Sekou, born after Senghor's release, he has experienced healing, transformation, intimacy, and the possibilities of a world where men and boys can openly show one another affection, support, and love. In this collection of beautifully written letters to Jay and Sekou, Senghor traces his journey as a Black man in America and unpacks the toxic and misguided messages about masculinity, mental health, love, and success that boys learn from an early age. He issues a passionate call to all fathers and sons-fathers who don't know how to show their sons love, sons who are navigating a fatherless world, boys who have been forced to grow up before their time-to cultivate positive relationships with other men, seek healing, tend to mental health, grow from pain, and rewrite the story that has been told about them. Letters to the Sons of Society is a soulful examination of the bond between father and sons, and a touchstone for anyone seeking a kinder, more just world--


Fight : how Gen Z is channeling their fear and passion to save America / John Della Volpe.

Fight : how Gen Z is channeling their fear and passion to save America / John Della Volpe.
From John Della Volpe, the director of polling at the Harvard Institute of Politics, Fight is an exploration of Gen Z, the issues that matter most to them, and how they will shape the future. 9/11. The war on terror. Hurricane Katrina. The 2008 financial crisis. The housing crisis. The opioid epidemic. Mass school shootings. Global warming. The Trump presidency. COVID-19. Since they were born, Generation Z (also known as zoomers)-those born from the late 1990s to early 2000s-have been faced with an onslaught of turmoil, destruction and instability unprecedented in modern history. And it shows: they are more stressed, anxious, and depressed than previous generations, a phenomenon John Della Volpe has documented heavily through decades of meeting with groups of young Americans across the country. But Gen Z has not buckled under this tremendous weight. On the contrary, they have organized around issues from gun control to racial and environmental justice to economic equity, becoming more politically engaged than their elders, and showing a unique willingness to disrupt the status quo. In Fight: How Gen Z Is Channeling Their Passion and Fear to Save America, Della Volpe draws on his vast experience to show the largest forces shaping zoomers' lives, the issues they care most about, and how they are-despite older Americans' efforts to label Gen Z as overly sensitive, lazy, and entitled-rising to the unprecedented challenges of their time to take control of their country and our future--


Blood in the Garden : the flagrant history of the 1990s New York Knicks / by Chris Herring.

Blood in the Garden : the flagrant history of the 1990s New York Knicks / by Chris Herring.
There was a time, about 20 years ago, when Madison Square Garden roared so loud, opposing teams feared entering the Mecca of Basketball. That's because it was home to the Knicks, the most physical and flagrantly aggressive team of their era. They were always looking for a fight. They fought opposing players. They fought opposing coaches. Hell, they fought each other. As a result, the NBA had to alter its rules because of this team. As the decade progressed, they endeared themselves to millions of Knicks and general basketball fans alike-not for how much they won-but for their colorful cast of characters, and their blur-collar mentality. Take guard John Starks, for example. He became an All-Star despite going undrafted after playing at four different colleges, and leaving school at one point to work a $3.35-an-hour grocery bagging job at Safeway-they saw someone who overcame incredible odds by working tirelessly and getting the absolute most out of his God-given abilities. In the undersized Starks, many Knick fans saw themselves. In BLOOD IN THE GARDEN, author Chris Herring delves deep into the origin, evolution, and eventual demise of the team. Based on original reporting and over 105 interviews with the principal characters, Herring takes readers into the locker room, executive boardrooms, and on to the court. He'll show how Pat Riley, once known for his slicked back hair and Armani suits, went from the glitz and glamour of the Showtime Lakers, to orchestrating one of the most feared, intimidating defenses of all time. Herring will detail how, over the course of the decade, this seemingly disparate collection of castoffs came this close to achieving their dreams, only to see them face the end of the 90s as older, grizzled men who fell just short of the promised land. You can't tell the story of the NBA in the 1990s without telling the stories of these Knicks. Now, for the first time ever, millions of fans will have access to the glory years of the once proud franchise-bruises and all--


Free : a child and a country at the end of history / Lea Ypi.

Free : a child and a country at the end of history / Lea Ypi.
A reflection on freedom in a dramatic, beautifully written memoir of the end of Communism in the Balkans. Lea Ypi grew up in the last Stalinist country in Europe: Albania, a place of queuing and scarcity, of political executions and secret police. While family members disappeared to what she was told were universities from which few graduated, she swore loyalty to the Party. In her eyes, people were equal, neighbors helped each other, and children were expected to build a better world. Then the statues of Stalin and Hoxha were toppled. Almost overnight, people could vote and worship freely and invest in hopes of striking it rich. But factories shut, jobs disappeared and thousands fled to Italy, only to be sent back. Pyramid schemes bankrupted the country, leading to violence. One generation's dreams became another's disillusionment. As her own family's secrets were revealed, Lea found herself questioning what freedom really means. With acute insight and wit, Lea Ypi traces the perils of ideology, and what people need to flourish--


Admissions : a memoir of surviving boarding school / Kendra James.

Admissions : a memoir of surviving boarding school / Kendra James.
Kendra James began her professional life selling a lie. As an admissions officer specializing in diversity recruitment for select prep schools, her job was persuading students and families to embark on the same perilous journey, attending cutthroat and largely white schools similar to The Taft School, an elite institution in Connecticut where she had been the first African-American legacy student only a few years earlier. Forced to reflect on her own elite educational experience, she quickly became disillusioned by America's inequitable system. In ADMISSIONS, Kendra looks back at the three years she spent at Taft, from clashes with her lily-white roommate, to unlearning the respectability politics she'd been raised with, and a horrifying article in the student newspaper that accused Black and Latinx students of being responsible for segregation of campus. She contemplates the benefits of the education she got from Taft, which Kendra credits as playing a role in her career success, as well as the ways the school coddled her--perhaps, she now believes, too much. Through these stories, she deconstructs the lies and half-truths she herself would later tell as an admissions professional, in addition to the myths about boarding schools perpetuated by popular culture. With its combination of incisive social critique and uproarious depictions of elite nonsense, ADMISSIONS will resonate with anyone who has ever been The Only One in a room, dealt with racial microaggressions, or even just suffered from an extreme case of homesickness--


You better be lightning / Andrea Gibson.

You better be lightning /  Andrea Gibson.
A queer, political, and feminist collection guided by self-reflection. The poems range from close examination of the deeply personal to the vastness of the world, exploring the expansiveness of the human experience from love to illness, from space to climate change, and so much more in between. One of the most celebrated poets and performers of the last two decades, Andrea Gibson's trademark honesty and vulnerability are on full display in You Better Be Lightning, welcoming and inviting readers to be just as they are.


How we can win : race, history and changing the money game that's rigged / Kimberly Jones.

How we can win : race, history and changing the money game that's rigged / Kimberly Jones.
In How We Can Win, Jones delves into the impacts of systemic racism and reveals how her formative years in Chicago gave birth to a lifelong devotion to justice. Here, in a vital expansion of her declaration, she calls for Reconstruction 2.0, a multilayered plan to reclaim economic and social restitutions--those restitutions promised with emancipation but blocked, again and again, for more than 150 years. And, most of all, Jones delivers strategies for how we can effect change as citizens and allies while nurturing ourselves--the most valuable asset we have--in the fight against a system that is still rigged.~A breakdown of the economic and social injustices facing Black people and other marginalized citizens inspired by political activist Kimberly Jones' viral video, How Can We Win.--


Lightning striking : ten transformative moments in rock and roll / Lenny Kaye.

Lightning striking : ten transformative moments in rock and roll / Lenny Kaye.
Memphis, 1954. New Orleans 1957. Philadelphia 1959. Liverpool, 1962. San Francisco 1967. Detroit 1969. New York, 1975. London 1977. Los Angeles 1984 / Norway 1993. Seattle 1991. Rock and roll was birthed in basements and garages, radio stations and dance halls, in cities where unexpected gatherings of artists and audience changed and charged the way music is heard and celebrated, capturing lightning in a bottle. Musician and writer Lenny Kaye explores ten crossroads of time and place that define rock and roll, its unforgettable flashpoints, characters and visionaries, how each generation came to be, how it was discovered by the world. Whether Elvis Presley's Memphis, the Beatles' Liverpool, Patti Smith's New York or Kurt Cobain's Seattle, LIGHTNING STRIKING reveals the communal energy that creates a scene, a guided tour inside style and performance, to see who's on stage, along with the movers and shakers, the hustlers and hangers-on, and why everybody is listening. Grandly sweeping and minutely detailed, informed by Kaye's acclaimed knowledge and experience as a working musician, LIGHTNING STRIKING is an ear-opening insight into our shared musical and cultural history, a carpet ride of rock and roll's most influential movements and moments.


It could happen here : why America is tipping from hate to the unthinkable--and how we can stop it / Jonathan Greenblatt.

It could happen here : why America is tipping from hate to the unthinkable--and how we can stop it / Jonathan Greenblatt.
From the dynamic head of Anti-Defamation League (ADL), an impassioned argument about the terrifying path that America finds itself on today--and how we can save ourselves--Flap page 1 of dust jacket.


Boys run the riot Volume 4 / Keito Gaku ; translation: Leo McDonagh, Rose Padgett ; lettering: Ashley Caswell.

Boys run the riot Volume 4 /  Keito Gaku ; translation: Leo McDonagh, Rose Padgett ; lettering: Ashley Caswell.
RIOTS ARE ALL THE RAGE. Now that the drama with Tsubasa has cooled down, Ryo is living out and proud at school, and he and his friends are back on track to create new designs for Boys Run the Riot. While doing so, Ryo bumps into a fan named Joe, who has been running his own fashion brand for 20 years. Under his tutelage, Boys Run the Riot gets put to the test to think up their brand message, motif, and concept...in order to prepare for their brand's debut at Joe's exhibition! Meanwhile, Ryo and Jin must decide whether to hide from their families, or invite them along to the exhibition and reveal their true selves...The boys who once dreamed of changing the world with their clothes are now ready to take the stage, and they're not exiting without causing a riot! Final volume!--


The doomsday mother : Lori Vallow, Chad Daybell, and the end of an American family / John Glatt.

The doomsday mother : Lori Vallow, Chad Daybell, and the end of an American family / John Glatt.
In The Doomsday Mother, bestselling true crime author John Glatt tells the twisted tale of Lori Vallow, accused of having her two children murdered to start a new life with her new husband, doomsday prepper Chad Daybell. At first, the residents of Kauai Beach Resort took little notice of their new neighbors. The glamorous blonde and her tall husband fit the image of the ritzy gated community. The couple seemed to keep to themselves-until the police knocked on their door with a search warrant. Lori Vallow and Chad Daybell had fled to Hawaii in the midst of being investigated for the disappearance of Lori's children back in Idaho-Tylee and JJ-who hadn't been seen alive in five months. For years, Lori Vallow had been devoted to her children and her Mormon faith. But when her path crossed with Chad Daybell, a religious zealot who taught his followers how to prepare for the end-times, the tumultuous relationship transformed her into someone unrecognizable. As authorities searched for Lori's children, they uncovered more suspicious deaths with links to both Lori and Chad, including the death of Lori's third and fourth husbands, her brother, and Chad's wife. In June 2020, the gruesome remains of JJ and Tylee were discovered on Chad's property, and the newlyweds were arrested and charged with murder. And in a shocking development, horrifying statements revealed that the couple's fanatical beliefs had convinced them the children had become zombies--a belief that may have led to their deaths. Bestselling author and journalist John Glatt takes readers deeper into the devastating crimes of Lori Vallow and Chad Daybell in an attempt to unravel the lethal relationship of this doomsday couple--


You don't know us negroes and other essays / Zora Neale Hurston ; edited and with an introduction by Genevieve West and Henry Louis Gates Jr.

You don't know us negroes and other essays /  Zora Neale Hurston ; edited and with an introduction by Genevieve West and Henry Louis Gates Jr.
One of the most acclaimed artists of the Harlem Renaissance, Zora Neale Hurston was a gifted novelist, playwright, and essayist. Drawn from three decades of her work, this anthology showcases her development as a writer, from her early pieces expounding on the beauty and precision of African American art to some of her final published works, covering the sensational trial of Ruby McCollum, a wealthy Black woman convicted in 1952 for killing a white doctor. Among the selections are Hurston's well-known works such as How It Feels to be Colored Me and My Most Humiliating Jim Crow Experience. The essays in this essential collection are grouped thematically and cover a panoply of topics, including politics, race and gender, and folkloric study from the height of the Harlem Renaissance to the early years of the Civil Rights movement. Demonstrating the breadth of this revered and influential writer's work, You Don't Know Us Negroes and Other Essays is an invaluable chronicle of a writer's development and a window into her world and time--


How to examine a wolverine : more tales from the accidental veterinarian / Philipp Schott, DVM.

How to examine a wolverine : more tales from the accidental veterinarian / Philipp Schott, DVM.
Crammed with useful info, funny recollections, heartfelt anecdotes, and lots of cute furry creatures, a collection for all animal lovers! This collection of over 60 stories and essays, drawn from Dr. Schott's 30 years in small animal practice, covers an astonishing breadth of experiences, emotions, and species. Schott has tales of creatures ranging from tiny honeybees to massive Burmese pythons, although the emphasis is on dogs and cats and the interesting, often quirky, people who love them. He also doles out advice on current topics such as CBD oil, raw diets, and COVID-19, as well as the mysteries of catnip, dog flatulence, and duck erectile dysfunction. Schott's candor gives the reader a behind-the-scenes look at a profession that is much admired but often misunderstood. What is it really like to be a veterinarian? More to the point, what is it really like to be a veterinarian when confused pet parents call at 2:00 a.m.? Or when your patient bolts for the road? Or when you're asked to spay a dog on a resort's kitchen table? Readers will also learn how to make a sheep sit on its bum and, yes, how to examine a wolverine.--


The ultimate RPG game master's worldbuilding guide : prompts and activities to create and customize your own game world / James D'Amato ; foreword by Patrick Rothfuss.

The ultimate RPG game master's worldbuilding guide : prompts and activities to create and customize your own game world / James D'Amato ; foreword by Patrick Rothfuss.
Make your next campaign truly unique with the help of this interactive guide to world building! From RPG expert James D'Amato comes a fun new guide that teaches beginner and experienced gamers alike how to build and create their own game elements for customizing existing adventures or creating new stories from scratch. The Ultimate RPG Game Master's Worldbuilding Guide includes dozens of activities for a wide range of genres from fantasy and sci-fi to horror and x-punk. This lively and interactive book helps Game Masters create dynamic destinations, powerful items, shadowy organizations, compelling villains, and more. Make the most of your gaming experience with these unique and personalized ideas for your gaming group's next adventures!--


Furoshiki and the Japanese art of gift wrapping / Tomoko Kakita ; photography by Stephanie McLeod ; [illustrations, Kuo Kang Chen].

Furoshiki and the Japanese art of gift wrapping /  Tomoko Kakita ; photography by Stephanie McLeod ; [illustrations, Kuo Kang Chen].
Perfect the gift of giving. The only modern, practical guide to the ancient art of Japanese gift wrapping. Discover how to use Furoshiki - beautiful, reusable wrapping cloth, to make gift-giving extra special and joyful, and kinder to the planet too. In Japan, gift-giving is an important cultural ritual, and the presentation is just as important as the gift itself. Learn 30 exquisite yet easy wrapping styles, involving knotted or intricately folded Furoshiki cloth, to wrap bottles, bouquets of flowers and other presents. You can also use Furoshiki to wrap and carry all sorts of everyday items. With no cutting, sticking or waste, give thoughtful, beautiful gifts and say goodbye to single-use wrapping paper, bags and packaging for good.


Sis, don't settle : how to stay smart in matters of the heart / Faith Jenkins.

Sis, don't settle : how to stay smart in matters of the heart / Faith Jenkins.
By day, Faith Jenkins is the host of the nationally syndicated TV show Divorce Court; by night, she's a happily married newlywed who navigated these dating streets for years before learning how to attract the love of her dreams. When she turned 35 without a wedding ring in sight, like most women, she started getting tons of questions about not being married. But she made a decision: I. Will. Not. Settle. As an attorney and arbitrator, Faith has presided over hundreds of cases, and has helped couples avoid and resolve a wealth of drama. And she's seen it all! In Sis, Don't Settle, she's gathered an arsenal of love, wisdom and advice for women on how to play it smart. Modern culture would have women believe they can't have it all -- and be smart, successful, strong women with authentic love to boot. Wrong. Told in her signature style -- sometimes salty and sometimes sweet -- Faith provides real solutions that will teach you how to thrive in relationships while avoiding common missteps and pitfalls. She delivers it straight, with no chaser, to show us how to level up, and reminds you that how you live single will set the tone for your success in relationships. Whether you're single, divorced, or in a situationship, Sis, Don't Settle reveals the direction and guidance you need to navigate love and take back your power. --


Ganbatte! : the Japanese art of always moving forward / Albert Liebermann ; foreword by Héctor García ; translated from Spanish by Russell Andrew Calvert.

Ganbatte! : the Japanese art of always moving forward / Albert Liebermann ; foreword by Héctor García ; translated from Spanish by Russell Andrew Calvert.
Ganbatte (gan-ba-tay) is a Japanese philosophy focused on doing the best you can with what you have. Though there is no direct translation, keep going, and give it your all, embody the sentiments behind the word. Just as wabi sabi shows the beauty of imperfection in life, ganbatte teaches you how to get past obstacles and be motivated to keep moving forward. In Ganbatte! author Albert Liebermann provides an inspirational, yet practical guide to becoming more resilient the Japanese way. In 50 short chapters, some deeper and some more playful, Liebermann guides you through ways you can adopt the ganbatte approach to achieve a happier, more fulfilling life -- and a happier, more fulfilled self. --


Everyday trauma : remapping the brain's response to stress, anxiety, and painful memories for a better life / Tracey Shors, Ph.D.

Everyday trauma : remapping the brain's response to stress, anxiety, and painful memories for a better life / Tracey Shors, Ph.D.
A neuroscientist explores how trauma impacts the brain, especially for women-and how we can learn to heal ourselves Everyone experiences trauma. Whether a specific harrowing event or a series of stressful moments that culminate over time, trauma can echo and etch itself into our brain as we remember it again and again throughout our lives. In Everyday Trauma, neuroscientist Dr. Tracey Shors examines trauma with a focus on its pervasive nature-how it can happen at any time, through big or small events, and how it often reappears in the form of encoded memory. Her research reveals that when we are reminded of our trauma, reliving that tragic moment copies yet another memory of it in our brain, making it that much more difficult to forget. Dr. Shors also explores the neuroscience behind why women in particular are more vulnerable to stress and traumatic events, setting them up to be three times more likely than men to suffer PTSD. With potential long-term consequences such as addiction, anxiety, depression, and PTSD, trauma can have a lasting impact on both the brain and body. Dr. Shors illuminates the effective tools that can reduce the repetitive thoughts that reinforce our traumas, including cognitive-based therapies and trauma-informed care such as her own groundbreaking program, a combination of mental and physical training called MAP Training. By understanding how our brain responds to trauma and practicing proven techniques that can train our brains and help us let go of our tragic memories-whatever they may be-we are better equipped to leave our traumatic pasts behind and live in a brighter present--


52 Shabbats : Friday night dinners inspired by a global Jewish kitchen / Faith Kramer ; photographs by Clare Rice.

52 Shabbats : Friday night dinners inspired by a global Jewish kitchen / Faith Kramer ; photographs by Clare Rice.
Perfect for homemade communal meals, 52 Shabbats is an accessible cookbook full of delightful recipes, techniques, and shared traditions for the modern Jewish family.


Embracing your power : a woman's path to authentic leadership & meaningful relationships / Marsha L. Clark.

Embracing your power : a woman's path to authentic leadership & meaningful relationships / Marsha L. Clark.
Embracing Your Power is a leadership book targeted to professionally minded women across all sectors. Women in for-profit, non-profit, education, healthcare, the military, religion, government--and homemakers--will benefit from Clark's unique advice. Because many of her valuable tools and resources are gender-neutral, male readers will also learn how to better work with and for women.--Dust jacket flap.


365 quick & easy tips : home organization : simple techniques to keep your home neat and tidy year round.

365 quick & easy tips : home organization : simple techniques to keep your home neat and tidy year round.
Whether you live in a tiny urban apartment or a sprawling suburban home, create perfectly organized and functional spaces using super simple and easy-to-apply tips, tricks, and techniques for every room--from overstuffed closets and attics to cluttered kitchens and kids' rooms. Everything you need to know to organize like a pro is at your fingertips with [this book].--Back cover.


Deliberate evil : Nathaniel Hawthorne, Daniel Webster, and the 1830 murder of a Salem slave trader / Edward J. Renehan, Jr.

The 1830 murder of wealthy slaver Joseph White shook all of Salem, Massachusetts. Soon the crime drew national attention when it was discovered that two of the conspirators came from Salem?s influential Crowninshield family: a clan of millionaire shipowners, cabinet secretaries, and congressmen. A prosecution team led by famed Massachusetts senator Daniel Webster made the case even more newsworthy. Meanwhile, young Salem native Nathaniel Hawthorne?who knew several of the accused?observed and wrote.


An Afro-Indigenous history of the United States / Kyle T. Mays.

The first intersectional history of the Black and Native American struggle for freedom in our country that also reframes our understanding of who was Indigenous in early America. Beginning with pre-Revolutionary America and moving into the movement for Black lives and contemporary Indigenous activism, Afro-Indigenous historian Kyle T. Mays argues that the foundations of the US are rooted in antiblackness and settler colonialism, and that these parallel oppressions continue into the present. He explores how Black and Indigenous peoples have always resisted and struggled for freedom, sometimes together, and sometimes apart. Whether to end African enslavement and Indigenous removal or eradicate capitalism and colonialism, Mays show how the fervor of Black and Indigenous peoples calls for justice have consistently sought to uproot white supremacy. Mays uses a wide-array of historical activists and pop culture icons, sacred texts, and foundational texts like the Declaration of Independence and Democracy in America. He covers the civil rights movement and freedom struggles of the 1960s and 1970s, and explores current debates around the use of Native American imagery and the cultural appropriation of Black culture. Mays compels us to rethink both our history as well as contemporary debates and to imagine the powerful possibilities of Afro-Indigenous solidarity. Includes an 8-page photo insert featuring Kwame Ture with Dennis Banks and Russell Means at the Wounded Knee Trials; Angela Davis walking with Oren Lyons after he leaves Wounded Knee, SD; former South African president Nelson Mandela with Clyde Bellecourt; and more. -- Provided by publisher.


Empire of rubber : Firestone's scramble for land and power in Liberia / Gregg Mitman.

Empire of rubber : Firestone's scramble for land and power in Liberia / Gregg Mitman.
In the early 1920s, Americans owned 80 percent of the world's automobiles and consumed 75 percent of the world's rubber. But only one percent of the world's rubber grew under the U.S. flag, creating a bottleneck that hampered the nation's explosive economic expansion. To solve its conundrum, the Firestone Tire and Rubber Company turned to a tiny West African nation, Liberia, founded in 1847 as a free Black republic. Empire of Rubber tells a sweeping story of capitalism, racial exploitation, and environmental devastation, as Firestone transformed Liberia into America's rubber empire.


The Jewish Brigade / Marvano ; colorist, Bérengère Marquebreucq ; translator, Montana Kane ; letterer, Sylvain Dumas.

The Jewish Brigade /  Marvano ; colorist, Bérengère Marquebreucq ; translator, Montana Kane ; letterer, Sylvain Dumas.
In the waning years of World War II, as the tragic plight of the European Jews was coming to light in ever more horrific detail, a Jewish fighting force, known as the Jewish Infantry Brigade Group, was born as part of the British Eighth Army. Leslie Toliver, a racecar driver in the pre-war years, eagerly joined the all-volunteer force for a chance to fight with his people against those who sought to murder them--


Parenting with an accent : how immigrants honor their heritage, navigate setbacks, and chart new paths for their children / Masha Rumer.

Rumer paints a realistic and compassionate picture of what it's like for immigrant parents raising a child in America while honoring their cultural identities. She incorporates a diverse collection of voices and experiences, giving readers an intimate look at the lives of many different immigrant families across the country. Interviews with experts on various aspects of parenting as an immigrant cover the challenges of acculturation, bilingualism strategies, and childcare. -- adapted from jacket


Power hungry : women of the Black Panther Party and Freedom Summer and their fight to feed a movement / Suzanne Cope.

In early 1969 Cleo Silvers and a few Black Panther Party members met at a community center laden with boxes of donated food to cook for the neighborhood children. By the end of the year, the Black Panthers would be feeding more children daily in all of their breakfast programs than the state of California was at that time. Aylene Quin had spent the decade using her restaurant in McComb, Mississippi, to host secret planning meetings of civil rights leaders and organizations, feed the hungry, and cement herself as a community leader who could bring people together-- physically and philosophically-- over a meal. Cope tells how food was used by these women as a potent and necessary ideological tool. The FBI resorted to coordinated extensive and often illegal means to stop the efforts of these two women and others: turning a blind eye to the firebombing of the children of a restaurant owner, destroying food intended for poor kids, and declaring a community breakfast program a major threat to public safety. But of course, it was never just about the food. -- adapted from jacket~Two unsung Black women, Cleo Silvers and Aylene Quin, used food as a political weapon during the civil rights movement, generating influence and power so great that it brought the ire of government agents down on them--


The tailored brain : from ketamine, to keto, to companionship, a user's guide to feeling better and thinking smarter / Emily Willingham.

The tailored brain : from ketamine, to keto, to companionship, a user's guide to feeling better and thinking smarter / Emily Willingham.
In recent years, dozens of neuro-self-help books have been published that all purport to help improve brain function with just one weird trick. With lifestyle changes, recreational drug use, prescription interventions, or the latest in fashionable electromagnetic stimulation, we can lightly embroider, severely alter, or dramatically deconstruct the brains we have. In The Tailored Brain, biologist and science writer Emily Willingham takes a different approach. There is no trick. No prescription drug, perfect diet, or just-right dose of psychedelic is going to transform your mind and life forever. But there are ways to assess yourself inside and out and tailor an approach that is just right for you. This book looks at the realities of popular self-help and brain-tailoring promises, from cannabidiol to special diets to electromagnetic stimulation, and how they can (and cannot) produce results. Willingham offers clear, actionable guidance on how treatments for epilepsy and mania might improve focus, why magnetic stimulation might help your depression, and whether microdosing really improves creativity. TK also takes stock of what's outside your mind-your environment, including the people, places, and things - and explores how cultivating meaningful social relationships and a strong sense of community may help you think more clearly than any drug could. But even if we can tailor our brains, should we? Brain tailoring can often look like a plan for making your brain work the right way. Yet the idiosyncrasies and flaws we might perceive in our cognition are often not really flaws at all; they are different ways of thinking that contribute to the creativity and resilience of the human race. This book is unique in that Willingham also offers ways for readers to think through whether they want to tailor their brains to become something we want to be, something society expects us to be, or something we can't be because society doesn't give us the support we need. You and you alone can decide how your brain should function. Packed with real-life examples and checklists that allow readers to assess their cognitive needs and decide on useful alterations, The Tailored Brain is the definitive guide to a better brain--


Desperate : an epic battle for clean water and justice in Appalachia / Kris Maher.

Desperate : an epic battle for clean water and justice in Appalachia / Kris Maher.
For two decades, the water in the taps and wells of Mingo County didn't look, smell, or taste right. Could it be the root of the health problems--from kidney stones to cancer--in this Appalachian community? Environmental lawyer Kevin Thompson certainly thought so. For seven years, he waged an epic legal battle against Massey Energy, West Virginia's most powerful coal company, helmed by CEO Don Blankenship. While Massey's lawyers worked out of a gray glass office tower in Charleston known as the Death Star, Thompson set up shop in a ramshackle hotel in the fading coal town of Williamson. Working with fellow lawyers and a crew of young activists, Thompson would eventually uncover the ruthless shortcuts that put the community's drinking water at risk. A respected preacher and his brother, retired coal miners, and women whose families had lived in the area's coal camps for generations, all put their trust in Thompson when they had nowhere else to turn. As he dug deeper into the mystery of the water along a stretch of road where the violence from the legendary Hatfield-McCoy feud still echoes, he was pulled into the darkest corners of Mingo County, risking his finances, his marriage, his career, and even his safety.


Night on earth / photography by Art Wolfe ; introduction by David Owen.

Night on earth /  photography by Art Wolfe ; introduction by David Owen.


Everything and less : the novel in the age of Amazon / Mark McGurl.

Everything and less : the novel in the age of Amazon / Mark McGurl.
In Everything and Less, acclaimed critic Mark McGurl discovers a dynamic scene of literary experimentation in an unlikely location: in the realms of self-publishing created by Amazon. Reclaiming several works of self-published fiction from the abyss of critical disregard, McGurl offers a Copernican revolution in the world of letters: rather than giving central importance to the critically lionized highbrows-Colson Whitehead, Don DeLillo, Elena Ferrante, and Amitav Ghosh, among others-he discovers that their fiction orbits countless unknown authors forging a career through untraditional means--


The green witch's garden : your complete guide to creating and cultivating a magical garden space / Arin Murphy-Hiscock.

The green witch's garden : your complete guide to creating and cultivating a magical garden space / Arin Murphy-Hiscock.
Create your own enchanting witch's garden and draw energy from the earth with this guide to cultivating your very own magical ingredients. A green witch embraces the power of nature, draws energy from the earth and the universe, and relies on stones, plants, flowers, and herbs for healing. In The Green Witch's Garden, you will learn how to create your own magical space to enhance your witchcraft practice. With information on how to plan and design your sacred garden and tips and tricks to growing and harvesting magical ingredients, this book will allow you to take control of your practice and more deeply connect with the earth--provided by publisher.


Men of terror : a comprehensive analysis of Viking combat / William R. Short and Reynir A. Óskarson.

Men of terror : a comprehensive analysis of Viking combat / William R. Short and Reynir A. Óskarson.


The art of patience : seeking the snow leopard in Tibet / Sylvain Tesson ; translated from the French by Frank Wynne.

The art of patience : seeking the snow leopard in Tibet / Sylvain Tesson ; translated from the French by Frank Wynne.
The Art of Patience is an account of an expedition to the mountains of Tibet in search of the elusive snow leopard. After recovering from an accident, adventurer Sylvain Tesson and his traveling companions embraced the virtues of patience and silence, and were rewarded when the snow leopard revealed itself--


The mirror and the palette : rebellion, revolution, and resilience, five hundred years of women's self portraits / by Jennifer Higgie.

The mirror and the palette : rebellion, revolution, and resilience, five hundred years of women's self portraits / by Jennifer Higgie.
Her story weaves in and out of time and place. She's Frida Kahlo, L̐os Mailou Jones and Amrita Sher-Gil en route to Mexico City, Paris or Bombay. She's Suzanne Valadon and Gwen John, craving city lights, the sea and solitude; she's Artemisia Gentileschi striding through the streets of Naples and Paula Modersohn-Becker in Worpswede. She's haunting museums in her paint-stained dress, scrutinising how El Greco or Titian or Van Dyck or Čzanne solved the problems that she too is facing. She's railing against her corsets, her chaperones, her husband and her brothers; she's hammering on doors, dreaming in her bedroom, working day and night in her studio. Despite the immense hurdles that have been placed in her way, she sits at her easel, picks up a mirror and paints a self-portrait because, as a subject, she is always available. Until the twentieth century, art history was, in the main, written by white men who tended to write about other white men. The idea that women in the West have always made art was rarely cited as a possibility. Yet they have - and, of course, continue to do so - often against tremendous odds, from laws and religion to the pressures of family and public disapproval. In The Mirror and the Palette, Jennifer Higgie introduces us to a cross-section of women artists who embody the fact that there is more than one way to understand our planet, more than one way to live in it and more than one way to make art about it. Spanning 500 years, biography and cultural history intertwine in a narrative packed with tales of rebellion, adventure, revolution, travel and tragedy enacted by women who turned their back on convention and lived lives of great resilience, creativity and bravery--Amazon.com


Murder maps USA : crime scenes revisited : bloodstains to ballistics, Civil War to World War II, 1865-1939 / Adam Selzer.

Murder maps USA : crime scenes revisited : bloodstains to ballistics, Civil War to World War II, 1865-1939 / Adam Selzer.
The most sensational and intriguing murders from across the USA are re-examined in this disquieting volume, which introduces readers to the most lethal killers from every state. Spanning the period from the end of the Civil War to the beginning of the Second World War, these are homicides from a seminal period of American criminal history, an era that saw the formation of the first state police agency, the first murderer convicted using fingerprints and the birth of the FBI laboratory. Every murder case is accompanied by an elegant contemporary map or bespoke floorplan on which the precise movements of both killer and victim are meticulously plotted, offering unrivalled insight into the vital components of the crime. The macabre picture is completed with early mugshots and unnerving crime scene photographs, bringing to life bloodsoaked Wild West saloons, inner city ganglands and the deadly machinations behind famous assassinations. The killers featured range from the 'Mad Butcher of Kingsbury Run', who attacked and dismembered his victims in Cleveland's most unsavoury suburb, to the black widow Belle Gunness, who lured numerous victims to her Illinois farm, and from the infamous Texan bank robbers Bonnie and Clyde to the devious Petrillo cousins in Philadelphia and their contract killing service. Crime expert Adam Selzer illuminates the details of each case, recounting both the outrageous details of the crimes themselves and the ingenious detective work and breakthrough forensics that solved them. His bloodthirsty tour of America's criminal underworld uncovers the ruthless scheming of murderers both infamous and little-known--Publisher's description.


My beautiful Black hair : 101 natural hair stories from the sisterhood / St. Clair Detrick-Jules.

My beautiful Black hair : 101 natural hair stories from the sisterhood / St. Clair Detrick-Jules.
My Beautiful Black Hair celebrates the beauty of Black natural hairstyles through personal stories of joy, compassion, affirmation, and collective wisdom--


On girlhood : 15 stories from the Well-Read Black Girl library / Glory Edim.

On girlhood : 15 stories from the Well-Read Black Girl library / Glory Edim.
Glory Edim launches her Well-Read Black Girl Library with this vital anthology celebrating stories from such luminaries as Toni Morrison and Alice Walker. Since founding the Well-Read Black Girl Book Club in 2015, Glory Edim's profile has skyrocketed. From her roots in a Brooklyn-based community to a massive online following, she has been heralded as the literary tastemaker for a new generation. With On Girlhood, Edim has beautifully curated a canonical work centering around the voices of young Black characters as they contend with innocence, belonging, love, and self-discovery. From the timeless lessons in Jamaica Kincaid's Girl (this is how you smile to someone you like completely) to those in Dana Johnson's Melvin in the Sixth Grade (this is how kids start fights), these short stories illuminate the power and the precariousness of Black girlhood. Highlighting both iconic and lesser-known authors--Edwidge Danticat, Amina Gautier, Dorothy West, Paule Marshall, Shay Youngblood, and more--this is an indispensable compendium that will instill readers with the nerve to walk [their] own way (Zora Neale Hurston)--


Speaking of race : why everybody needs to talk about racism--and how to do it / Celeste Headlee.

Speaking of race : why everybody needs to talk about racism--and how to do it / Celeste Headlee.
A self-described light-skinned Black Jew Headlee has been forced to speak about race since childhood. In her career as a journalist for public media, she has made it a priority to talk about race proactively. She's discovered, however, that those exchanges have rarely been productive. While many people say they want to talk about race, the reality is they want to talk about race with people who agree with them. Headlee provides practical advice and insight for talking about race that will facilitate better conversations that can actually bring us closer together. It is an essential and timely book for all of us. -- adapted from jacket~A guide to having productive conversations about race--


Love me please : the story of Janis Joplin (1943-1970) / writer, Nicolas Finet ; art, Christopher ; color, Degreff.

Love me please : the story of Janis Joplin (1943-1970) / writer, Nicolas Finet ; art, Christopher ; color, Degreff.
A biography in comics of rock singer Janis Joplin, featuring highlights of her journey from childhood after the Second World War to her abrupt death in late 1970. Fed by the thirst for freedom of the Beat Generation and the desire for emancipation expressed by American youth in the early 1960s, Janis Joplin left for San Francisco, the epicenter of cultural innovation. There, she abandons herself to all impulses, overcoming without hesitation all the taboos of the time: bisexuality, alcohol, drugs, doing so not only with delight, but with the taste for excess which came naturally from her spontaneous character. A lively, fascinating story of a woman ahead of her time.


The power of women : a doctor's journey of hope and healing / Dr. Denis Mukwege.

The power of women : a doctor's journey of hope and healing / Dr. Denis Mukwege.
From Nobel laureate, world-renowned doctor, and noted human rights activist Dr. Denis Mukwege comes an inspiring clarion call-to-action to confront the scourge of sexual violence and better learn from women's resilience, strength, and power. At the heart of Dr. Mukwege's message will be the voices of the many women he has worked with over the years. Dr. Mukwege will use individual cases to reassure all survivors that, even if their psychological wounds may never fully heal, they can recover and thrive with the right care and support. Dr. Mukwege's dramatic personal story is interwoven throughout as he explores the bigger issues that have become a focus of his advocacy. He will seek to explain why sexual violence is so often overlooked during war, and how governments need to recognize and compensate victims. He will also stress the importance of breaking down the taboos surrounding assault, and the necessity of building a system that supports women who come forward. His words advocate for saying 'no' to indifference and he asks readers to reckon with the West's involvement in perpetuating sexual violence in places like the Democratic Republic of Congo, and to confront the abuse taking place in their own communities. Sexual violence does not occur in a vacuum. The conflict in the Democratic Republic of Congo, which has raged for over 20 years and has claimed an estimated 5 million lives, is inseparable from Western patriarchy and economic colonization. And this cycle of violence and spoils is not limited to Congo. Dr. Mukwege's work has led him to South Korea, Latin America, the Middle East, and elsewhere in Africa, where he has found striking similarities in women's testimonies. The truth is, through the intricate ties of the global economy, we are all implicated in violence against women - whether it occurs amidst the fighting in the Democratic Republic of Congo or on college campuses in the West. And Dr. Mukwege's writing will address men as well, encouraging and guiding them to become allies in the fight against sexual abuse, in war and in peace. Building more inclusive, gender-balanced societies will require developing what he calls positive masculinity - a systemic change in male behavior and attitudes towards women. Dr. Mukwege hopes to inspire other men to speak out and join the struggle, rather than leaving women to fight the battle alone. He will also make the case, drawing from his experience and a wealth of research on the topic, that when women are involved as economic and political decision makers, all of society benefits. The Power of Women will illuminate the enduring strength of women in the face of violence and trauma, and give hope for the potential of individuals to turn the tide--


The lie about the truck : Survivor, reality TV, and the endless gaze / Sallie Tisdale.

The lie about the truck : Survivor, reality TV, and the endless gaze / Sallie Tisdale.
In a world of fake news and rampant conspiracy theories, the nature of truth has increasingly blurry borders. In this clever and timely cultural commentary, award-winning author Sallie Tisdale tackles this issue by framing it in a familiar way--reality TV, particularly the long-running CBS show Survivor. With humor and in-depth superfan analysis, Tisdale explores the distinction between suspended disbelief and true authenticity both in how we watch shows like Survivor, and in how we perceive the world around us.--


The waiting / Keum Suk Gendry-Kim ; translated by Janet Hong.

The waiting /  Keum Suk Gendry-Kim ; translated by Janet Hong.
Keum Suk Gendry-Kim was an adult when her mother revealed a family secret: she was separated from her sister during the Korean War. It's not an uncommon story--the peninsula was split down the 38th parallel, dividing one country into two. As many fled violence in the north, not everyone was able to make it south. Her mother's story inspired Gendry-Kim to begin interviewing her and other Koreans separated by the war; that research fueled a deeply resonant graphic novel. The Waiting is the fictional story of Gwija, told by her novelist daughter Jina. When Gwija was 17 years old, after hearing that the Japanese were seizing unmarried girls, her family married her in a hurry to a man she didn't know. Japan fell, Korea gained its independence, and the couple started a family. But peace didn't come. The young family--now four--fled south. On the road, while breastfeeding and changing her daughter, Gwija was separated from her husband and son. Then 70 years passed. Seventy years of waiting. Gwija is now an elderly woman and Jina can't stop thinking about the promise she made to help find her brother.--


Zero-sum victory : what we're getting wrong about war / Christopher D. Kolenda.

Why have the major post-9/11 US military interventions turned into quagmires? Despite huge power imbalances in the United States's favor, significant capacity-building efforts, and repeated tactical victories by what many observers call the world's best military, the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq turned intractable. The US government's fixation on zero-sum, decisive victory in these conflicts is a key reason why military operations to overthrow two developing-world regimes failed to successfully achieve favorable and durable outcomes. In Zero-Sum Victory, retired US Army colonel Christopher D. Kolenda identifies three interrelated problems that have emerged from the government's insistence on zero-sum victory. First, the US government has no organized way to measure successful outcomes other than a decisive military victory, and thus, selects strategies that overestimate the possibility of such an outcome. Second, the United States is slow to recognize and modify or abandon losing strategies; in both cases, US officials believe their strategies are working, even as the situation deteriorates. Third, once the United States decides to withdraw, bargaining asymmetries and disconnects in strategy undermine the prospects for a successful transition or negotiated outcome. Relying on historic examples and personal experience, Kolenda draws thought-provoking and actionable conclusions about the utility of American military power in the contemporary world-insights that serve as a starting point for future scholarship as well as for important national security reforms--


Rock concert : an oral history as told by the artists, backstage insiders, and fans who were there / Marc Myers.

A lively, entertaining, wide-ranging oral history of the golden age of the rock concert based on over ninety interviews with musicians, promoters, stagehands, and others who contributed to the huge cultural phenomenon that is live rock. Between 1950 and 1985, the rock concert developed its allure and power as a unifying experience-and became an influential multi-billion-dollar industry. In Rock Concert, acclaimed interviewer Marc Myers sets out to uncover the history of this compelling phenomenon, weaving together groundbreaking accounts from the people who were there. Myers combines the tales of icons like Bob Weir, Todd Rundgren, Tina Weymouth, Ian Anderson, Alice Cooper, Steve Miller, Roger Waters, and Angus Young with figures such as the disc jockeys who first began playing rock on the radio, like Alan Freed in Cleveland and New York; music journalists, like Rolling Stone's Cameron Crowe; and the promoters who organized it all, like Michael Lang, cofounder of Woodstock. The result is a rounded and vivid account of live rock's stratospheric rise. Rock Concert provides a fascinating, immediate look at the evolution of live rock performances-spanning from the rise of R&B in the late 1940s and emergence of rock 'n' roll in the '50s, through the hippie gatherings of the '60s, to the arena and stadium tours of the '70s and '80s. Featuring dozens of key players and filled with colorful anecdotes, Rock Concert will speak to anyone who has experienced the transcendence of live rock--


Ex libris / a comic by Matt Madden.

Ex libris /  a comic by Matt Madden.
Ex Libris revolves around a character trapped in a room with nothing but a futon and a bookcase full of comics. As they peruse covers, read stories and fragments of stories, they begin to suspect that the comics contain hidden messages and... a threat. Fiction and reality blur; sanity and madness become increasingly intertwined as the reader becomes convinced the key to their predicament is to be found between the panels of the strange books. With a dizzying array of inventive visual and narrative styles, Ex Libris continues the line of exploration and play that Madden initiated with 99 Ways to Tell a Story: Exercises in Style. Ex Libris is a tribute to the meta-fictional tradition of writers like Jorge Luis Borges, Julio Cor̀tzar, Vladimir Nabokov, and Italo Calvino (whose novel, If on a Winter's Night a Traveler, was the inspiration).--Amazon.com.


Ciguatera Volume 1 / Minoru Furuya ; translation, David Boyd.

Ciguatera Volume 1 /  Minoru Furuya ; translation, David Boyd.
A story of self-doubting youth from award-winning manga creator Minoru Furuya, in his English debut series, Ciguatera. Yusuke Ogino is an average looking, bullied, 17 year old. His modest dream is to get a motorcycle license and get closer to the beautiful Yumi. But to his surprise, Yumi has approached him! This... might be a trap!? And a psychopatholoogical stalker menances their pursuit of happniess...--Provided by publisher.


Emma Dreams of Stars : inside the gourmet guide / story by Emmanuelle Maissoneuve and Julia Pavlowitch ; art by Kan Takahama

Emma Dreams of Stars : inside the gourmet guide / story by Emmanuelle Maissoneuve and Julia Pavlowitch ; art by Kan Takahama
Based on the true story of a former Michelin guide inspector. Get a rare glimpse into the inner workings of The Michelin Guide, and the grueling yet rewarding life of an undercover professional foodie! Originally published in France, this inspiring story brings us behind the scenes as we follow Emma, the first woman to be hired as a Michelin Guide Inspector, on her adventures across France and abroad. This full-color manga will not only make your mouth water, but also encourage you to not give up on your dreams...


Move : the forces uprooting us / Parag Khanna.

Move : the forces uprooting us / Parag Khanna.
In the 60,000 years since people began colonizing the continents, a continuous feature of human civilization has been mobility. History is replete with seismic global events-pandemics and plagues, wars and genocides. Each time, after a great catastrophe, our innate impulse toward physical security compels us to move. The map of humanity isn't settled-not now, not ever. The filled-with-crises 21st century promises to contain the most dangerous and extensive experiment humanity has ever run on itself: As climates change, pandemics arrive, and economies rise and fall, which places will people leave and where will they resettle? Which countries will accept or reject them? How will the billions alive today, and the billions coming, paint the next map of human geography? Until now, the study of human geography and migration has been like a weather forecast. Move delivers an authoritative look at the climate of migration, the deep trends that will shape the grand economic and security scenarios of the future. For readers, it will be a chance to identify their location on humanity's next map--


The everybody ensemble : donkeys, essays, and other pandemoniums / Amy Leach ; [illustrations by Na Kim].

In short, gloriously inventive essays, Amy Leach invites us to see and celebrate our oddball, interconnected world--


Every day the river changes : four weeks down the Magdalena / Jordan Salama.

Every day the river changes : four weeks down the Magdalena / Jordan Salama.
An American writer of Argentine, Syrian, and Iraqi Jewish descent, Jordan Salama tells the story of the Río Magdalena, nearly one thousand miles long, the heart of Colombia. This is Gabriel García Márquez's territory--rumor has it Macondo was partly inspired by the port town of Mompox--as much as that of the Middle Eastern immigrants who run fabric stores by its banks. Following the river from its source high in the Andes to its mouth on the Caribbean coast, journeying by boat, bus, and improvised motobalinera, Salama writes against stereotype and toward the rich lives of those he meets. Among them are a canoe builder, biologists who study invasive hippopotamuses, a Queens transplant managing a failing hotel, a jeweler practicing the art of silver filigree, and a traveling librarian whose donkeys, Alfa and Beto, haul books to rural children. Joy, mourning, and humor come together in this astonishing debut, about a country too often seen as only a site of war, and a tale of lively adventure following a legendary river. --dust jacket.


The power of geography : ten maps that reveal the future of our world / Tim Marshall.

The power of geography : ten maps that reveal the future of our world / Tim Marshall.
Tim Marshall's global bestseller Prisoners of Geography offered us a fresh way of looking at maps (The New York Times Book Review), showing how every nation's choices are limited by mountains, rivers, seas and concrete. Since then, the geography hasn't changed, but the world has. Now, in this revelatory new book, Marshall takes us into ten regions that are set to shape global politics and power. Find out why the Earth's atmosphere is the world's next battleground; why the fight for the Pacific is just beginning; and why Europe's next refugee crisis is closer than we think. In ten chapters covering Australia, The Sahel, Greece, Turkey, the UK, Iran, Ethiopia, Saudi Arabia, Spain and Space, Marshall explains how a region's geography and physical characteristics affect the decisions made by its leaders. Innovative, compelling, and delivered with Marshall's trademark wit and insight, this is a gripping and enlightening exploration of the power of geography to shape humanity's past, present, and--most importantly--our future. --


Toufah : the woman who inspired an African #MeToo movement / Toufah Jallow, with Kim Pittaway.

In 2014, dreaming of a scholarship and finances to produce and tour a one-woman play about how to eradicate poverty in The Gambia, Toufah Jallow entered a presidential competition that the president, Yahya Jammeh, designed to identify the smart young women of each generation and lend them financial support. After Toufah won Jammeh behaved in a fatherly fashion toward her, but then he proposed marriage. When Toufah turned him down, he drugged and raped her, with the collusion of his cousin. If she told anyone her family would all be in danger. Forced to flee to Canada, Jallow was designated a runaway teen by the Gambian government. In July 2019 Jallow became the first woman in The Gambia to make a public accusation of rape against Jammeh, and launched an unprecedented protest movement. -- adapted from back cover~Toufah is the story of Toufah Jallow, a brilliant and inspiring young woman who, after she was forced to flee to Canada from her home in The Gambia, bravely bucked taboo and named herself as a survivor of a sexual assault by the country's dictator--launching an unprecedented protest movement. In 2015, Toufah Jallow was the eighteen-year-old daughter of the second wife in her Muslim father's polygamous household. Her mother, outwardly conforming, had made sure that her daughter was educated and had ambitions of her own. Dreaming of a scholarship and finances to produce and tour a one-woman play about how to eradicate poverty in The Gambia, Toufah entered a presidential competition--sometimes called a beauty pageant in the media, but, according to the president, Yahya Jammeh, designed to identify the smart young women of each generation and lend them financial support. Toufah won. At first, Jammeh, who had ruled The Gambia all of Toufah's life and styled himself as a pious yet progressive protector of women, behaved in a fatherly fashion toward her, but then he proposed marriage. When Toufah turned him down, he drugged and raped her, with the collusion of his cousin. Toufah could not tell anyone what had happened. Not only because there was no word for rape in her native language, but because if her parents protested on her behalf they would all be in danger. Jammeh sent his people to follow Toufah, hoping to intimidate and control her. When his cousin sent for her again, she knew she couldn't stay in The Gambia. Hidden under a niqab, a garment she never wore, she made her escape, confiding in no one so she could keep them safe. She fled across the river border to Senegal, where she learned that Jammeh had put in a request to authorities to return her as a runaway teen. Despite mounting pressure from the Gambian government, two Senegalese police officers put her in contact with UNHCR and other human rights organizations and she was issued a visa for Canada. Two years later, President Jammeh was deposed. Eighteen months after that, in July 2019, Toufah Jallow became the first woman in The Gambia to make a public accusation of rape against him. Her testimony sparked marches of support and launched a social media outpouring of shared stories among West African women under #IAmToufah, setting Toufah Jallow on the path to reclaiming the future that Yahya Jammeh had tried to steal from her, a future of advocacy and leadership for survivors of sexual violence in The Gambia and beyond.--


Galloway : life in a vanishing landscape / Patrick Laurie ; with an introduction by Nick Offerman.

Galloway, an ancient town in an obscure corner of Scotland, has a proud and unique heritage based on hardy cattle and wide moors. But as the twentieth century progressed, the people of Galloway deserted the land and the moors have been transformed into commercial forest. Desperate to connect with his native land, Patrick Laurie plunges into work on his family farm. Investing in the oldest and most traditional breeds of Galloway cattle, he begins to discover how cows once shaped people, places and nature in this remote and half-hidden place. This traditional breed requires different methods of care from modern farming on an industrial, totally unnatural scale. As the cattle begin to dictate the pattern of his life, Patrick stumbles upon the passing of an ancient rural heritage. The new forests have driven the catastrophic decline of the much-loved curlew, a bird which features strongly in Galloway's consciousness. The links between people, cattle and wild birds become a central theme as Patrick begins to face the reality of life in a vanishing landscape. Exploring the delicate balance between farming and conservation while recounting an extraordinarily powerful personal story, Galloway delves into the relationship between people and places under pressure in the modern world--


The girls in the wild fig tree : how I fought to save myself, my sister, and thousands of girls worldwide / Nice Leng'ete, with Elizabeth Butler-Witter.

The girls in the wild fig tree : how I fought to save myself, my sister, and thousands of girls worldwide / Nice Leng'ete, with Elizabeth Butler-Witter.
Nice Lengète was raised in a Maasai village in Kenya. In 1998, when Nice was six, her parents fell sick and died, and Nice and her sister Soila were taken in by their fathers brother, who had little interest in the girls beyond what their dowries might fetch. Fearing {28}the cut


Blood on the fog / Tongo Eisen-Martin.

Blood on the fog /  Tongo Eisen-Martin.
A rhapsodic follow-up to Tongo Eisen-Martin's Heaven is All Goodbyes, this collection further explores themes of love and loss, family and faith, refracted through the lens of Black experience. These poems honor intellectual tradition and ancestral knowledge while blazing an entirely new path, recording and replaying the poet's sensory travels through America, from its packed metropolises to desolate anytowns. Packed with politically astute and clear-eyed takes on race and class, filled with wisdom and great humanity, these poems perform mind-bending leaps and wander down back alleys to arrive at their moment of ultimate truth--


My darling from the lions / Rachel Long.

Each poem in Rachel Long's award-winning My Darling from the Lions has a vivid story to tell-of family quirks, the perils of dating, the grip of religion, or sexual awakening-stories that are, by turn, emotionally insightful, politically conscious, wise, funny, and outrageous. Told in three sections, it's a book about growing up, falling in love with not-great men, and girlhood; a collection that speaks to femininity, divinity, familial shame, Black identity, and modern culture. Long reveals herself as a razor-sharp and original voice on the issues of sexual politics and cultural inheritance that polarize our current moment. With a fresh commitment to the power of the individual poem, her collection offers immediate, wide-awake poetry that entertains royally, without sacrificing a note of its urgency or remarkable skill. My Darling from the Lions marks the arrival of a thrilling new voice and presence in poetry--


Life is simple : how Occam's razor set science free and shapes the universe / Johnjoe McFadden.

Life is simple : how Occam's razor set science free and shapes the universe / Johnjoe McFadden.
Centuries ago, the principle of Occam's razor changed our world by showing simpler answers to be preferable and more often true. In Life Is Simple, scientist Johnjoe McFadden traces centuries of discoveries, taking us from a geocentric cosmos to quantum mechanics and DNA, arguing that simplicity has revealed profound answers to the greatest mysteries. This is no coincidence. From the laws that keep a ball in motion to those that govern evolution, simplicity, he claims, has shaped the universe itself. And in McFadden's view, life could only have emerged by embracing maximal simplicity, making the fundamental law of the universe a cosmic form of natural selection that favors survival of the simplest.


Thirteen cracks : repairing American democracy after Trump / Allan J. Lichtman.

Thirteen cracks : repairing American democracy after Trump / Allan J. Lichtman.
Thirteen Cracks examines the most vulnerable areas in American democracy in the wake of Donald Trump's presidency. Best-selling author Allen J. Lichtman explains in historical context how President Trump uniquely and outrageously exploited these weak spots and proposes a fix for each challenge--


Insurrection : rebellion, civil rights, and the paradoxical state of Black citizenship / Hawa Allan.

Insurrection : rebellion, civil rights, and the paradoxical state of Black citizenship / Hawa Allan.
Long before the uprising at the Capitol, the threat of insurrection has held a mirror to America's highest ideals and deepest fears. The Insurrection Act of 1807-passed amid pervasive fears of slave rebellion-authorizes the president to deploy federal troops to quell domestic uprisings. Invoked during Reconstruction and the civil rights movement, the Act was deployed to enforce the promise of equal citizenship for Black Americans. But the Act has also authorized federal military intervention to suppress so-called race riots after Martin Luther King Jr.'s assassination and during the 1992 Los Angeles rebellion; more recently, President Trump threatened to use the Act in response to the George Floyd racial justice protests. The invocation of the Act to either enforce civil rights or suppress riots, lawyer and cultural critic Hawa Allan argues, reflects the enduring struggle to incorporate Black Americans as full citizens of the United States. She demonstrates how the Insurrection Act exposes America's most enduring conflicts: over racial injustice, human rights, equal citizenship, and federal power--


Why has nobody told me this before? / Dr. Julie Smith.

Why has nobody told me this before? /  Dr. Julie Smith.
Filled with secrets from a therapist's toolkit, Why Has Nobody Told Me This Before teaches you how to fortify and maintain your mental health, even in the most trying of times. Dr Julie Smith's expert advice and powerful coping techniques will help you stay resilient, whether you want to manage anxiety, deal with criticism, cope with depression, build self-confidence, find motivation, or learn to forgive yourself. Why Has Nobody Told Me This Before tackles everyday issues and offers practical solutions in bite-sized, easy-to-digest entries which make it easy to quickly find specific information and guidance--Amazon.


The uninnocent : notes on violence and mercy / Katharine Blake.

A harrowing, intellectual reckoning with crime, mercy, justice, and heartbreak through the lens of a murder--


Divine disruption : holding on to faith when life breaks your heart / Dr. Tony Evans, Chrystal Evans Hurst, Priscilla Shirer, Anthony Evans, Jonathan Evans with Jamie Blaine.

An insightful Biblical and conversational response from Dr. Tony Evans and his four children--Chrystal Evans Hurst, Priscilla Shirer, Anthony Evans, and Jonathan Evans--on how God uses the hard things of this life to draw us into a deeper faith in Him. Divine Disruption explores the many hardships we experience in life and how God breaks through with the power of hope. In the book, Dr. Tony Evans and his four children--Chrystal Evans Hurst, Priscilla Shirer, Anthony Evans, and Jonathan Evans--discuss their faith-shaking experiences: from the deep grief of losing six loved ones in less than two years' time, with the most devastating blow being the death of Lois Evans, the matriarch of the family, to a deep dive into dealing with the various hard, unexpected things we all face. Life throws many curves--whether the loss of a job or health due to the ongoing worldwide pandemic, or marriage and relationship issues, problems with children, even the recent racial and political unrest. The authors step together into a unique Kingdom Legacy partnership, opening themselves to the honest questions, raw emotions, and solutions they learned to cling to amid their various struggles as they honor their mother's wish to work together. Through their bond and individual strengths, they demonstrate how even the most devastating tragedies can bring glory to God as He continues to meet their needs and build their faith --


Parent goals : the millennial's guide to new parent preparedness / Lindsay C.M. Garrett, LCSW ; foreword by Vanessa Lapointe.

Parent goals : the millennial's guide to new parent preparedness / Lindsay C.M. Garrett, LCSW ; foreword by Vanessa Lapointe.
Child welfare and adoption specialist Lindsay Garrett, LCSW, teaches Millennials considering having kids how to emotionally prepare for parenthood, determine their parenting style and values, and establish sustainable support.--


The privatization of everything : how the plunder of public goods transformed America and how we can fight back / Donald Cohen, Allen Mikaelian.

As people reach for social justice and better lives, they create public goods-- free education, public health, open parks, clean water, and many others-- that must be kept out of the market. When private interests take over, they strip public goods of their power to lift people up, creating instead a tool to diminish democracy, further inequality, and separate us from each other. Cohen and Mikaelian chronicle the efforts to turn our public goods into private profit centers. They show how privatization has touched every aspect of our lives, from water and trash collection to the justice system and the military-- and how citizens can, and are, wresting back what is ours. -- adapted from jacket


The Simpsons secret : a cromulent guide to how The Simpsons predicted everything! / Lydia Poulteney & James Hicks.

The Simpsons secret : a cromulent guide to how The Simpsons predicted everything! / Lydia Poulteney & James Hicks.
Simpson predictions from three-eyed fish to presidential elections. The Simpsons has been predicting major events with scary accuracy for over three decades. From Donald Trump's presidency to Disney buying 20th Century Fox (...years before it happened!). People just can't seem to get enough and are eager to know what they are going to predict next. This book goes behind the scenes of this adored cartoon series, and the family we've grown to love. Between Homer, Marge, Bart, Lisa, and the rest of the Simpsons family, the show has stolen our hearts, and also left us amazed at how often the Simpsons predict the future! So how do they do it? Is it a crystal ball? A fountain of knowledge? Have the writers gained the ability to travel through time? As shocking as it may seem, the answer is actually a little simpler than that. The cartoon crew is not in a secret society that can see the future, nor have they mastered the art of time travel.--Provided by publisher.


Dear specimen : poems / W. J. Herbert.

Dear specimen : poems / W. J. Herbert.
In poems written for the daughter she will leave behind, the dying speaker of Dear Specimen examines grief, culpability, and love, asking: what value can we ascribe to our lives and do we as a species deserve to survive?--


Indigo : arm wrestling, snake saving, and some things in between / Padgett Powell.

Indigo : arm wrestling, snake saving, and some things in between / Padgett Powell.
Gathering pieces written during the past three decades, Indigo ranges widely in subject matter and tone, opening with Cleve Dean, which takes Padgett Powell to Sweden for the World Armwrestling Federation Championships, through to its closing title piece, which charts Powell's lifelong fascination with the endangered indigo snake, a thinking snake, and his obsession with seeing one in the wild. Some things in between include an autobiographical piece about growing up in the segregated and newly integrated South and tributes to writers Powell has known, among them Donald Barthelme, who changed the aesthetic of short fiction in America for the second half of the twentieth century, and Peter Taylor, who briefly lived in Gainesville, Florida, where Powell taught for thirty-five years. There are also homages to other admired writers: Flannery O'Connor, the goddesshead; Denis Johnson, with his hard honest comedy; and William Trevor, whose Collected Stories provides the most literary bang for the buck in the English world. A throughline in many of the pieces is the American South--the college teacher who introduced Powell to Faulkner; the city of New Orleans, which can render the improbable possible; and the seductions of gumbo, sometimes cooked with squirrel meat. Also here is an elegy for Spode, Powell's beloved pit bull: I had a dog not afraid, it gave me great cheer and blustery vicarious happiness. In addressing the craft of fiction, Powell ventures that writing is controlled whimsy. His idiosyncratic playfulness brings this collection to vivid life, while his boundless curiosity and respect for the truth keep it on course. As Pete Dexter writes in his foreword to Indigo, He is still the best, even if not the best-known, writer of his generation. --Cover flap.


Blood in the water : a true story of small-town revenge / Silver Donald Cameron.

In June 2013, three upstanding citizens of a small town on Cape Breton Island murdered their neighbor, Phillip Boudreau, at sea. While out checking their lobster traps, two Landry cousins and skipper Dwayne Samson saw Boudreau in his boat, the Midnight Slider, about to vandalize their lobster traps. Like so many times before, the small-time criminal was about to cost them thousands of dollars out of their seasonal livelihood. Boudreau seemed invincible, a miscreant who would plague the village forever--


Unimpressed / written and illustrated by Miranda Tacchia.

Unimpressed /  written and illustrated by Miranda Tacchia.
Collects nearly two hundred cartoons about the interior lives of unimpressed women, revealing truths about friendship, romance, obsessions, frustrations, self-image, and sex.


A guide to film and TV cosplay / Holly Swinyard.

A guide to film and TV cosplay /  Holly Swinyard.
Cosplay is a hobby that is sweeping the globe, you can see it at comic cons, book launches, movie screenings and even on popular TV shows... A mix of exciting craft skills, heady escapism and passion for pop culture, it's easy to see why cosplay has become so popular with people no matter who they are, because now they can be anyone they want, and so can you...Learn about the history of the hobby (it's been around longer than you'd think!), get your head around picking your first costume, find out how about all the amazing skills people are using to make these costumes, and perhaps even try a few yourself.--Back cover.


Once upon a time we ate animals : the future of food / Roanne van Voorst ; translation by Scott Emblen-Jarrett.

Though increasing numbers of people know that eating meat is detrimental to our own health and the planet's, many still can't be convinced to give up eating meat. But how can we change behavior when common arguments, scientific data, and information aren't working? Acclaimed anthropologist Roanne Van Voorst changes the dialogue. In Once Upon a Time We Ate Animals, she shifts the focus from the present looking forward to the future looking back-imagining a world in which most of no longer use animals for food, clothing, or other items. By shifting the viewpoint, van Voorst offers a clear and compelling vision of what it means to live in a world without meat. A massive shift is already taking place -- everything van Voorst covers in this book has already been invented and is being used today by individuals and small organizations worldwide. Hopeful and persuasive, entertaining and informative, Once Upon a Time We Ate Animals offers a tantalizing vision of what is not only possible but perhaps inevitable--


In the eye of the wild / by Nastassja Martin ; translated from the French by Sophie Lewis.

In the eye of the wild /  by Nastassja Martin ; translated from the French by Sophie Lewis.
What happened on that day, the 25th of August, 2015 was not: Bear attacks a French anthropologist in the remote Kamchatka Mountains. What happened was: Bear and woman meet violently and the boundary between realms, between the human and the animal, is erased. What happened was a meeting of mythical time and real time, of the past and the instant of encounter, of flesh and of dream. To Believe in the Animal tells the story of the anthropologist Nastassja Martins's nearly fatal run-in with a bear while conducting research in Russia and of the aftermath of the event, of the wounds she took away from it but also of a rebirth in spirit and mind. As an anthropologist, Martin has made a name for the fullness of her engagement with the peoples she studies, the Gwich'in of Alaska and the Evens of far eastern Siberia. She seeks to bridge the distance between the subject, so-called, and herself, between the different experiences and kinds of knowledge that each of them brings into play, the better to frame, and open up, questions about the nature of human beings. In her dangerous encounter with the bear, however, Martin encounters another kind of being altogether, setting off a series of subsequent disasters. She is left severely mutilated and undergoes multiple operations in a provincial Russian hospital, whose ghastly chief surgeon sports a mouthful of gold teeth and presides over a harem of young nurses. Back in France, she goes under the knife again, supposedly to fix the work done in Russia, but the results are even more problematic. She comes to the conclusion that she must return to Kamchatka. She must discover what it means to have become, as the Evens call it, a miedka, a person who is not only human but beast. That is the only way that she can follow through on the anthropological work she had begun--


The church of the dead : the epidemic of 1576 and the birth of Christianity in the Americas / Jennifer Scheper Hughes.

In 1576 a catastrophic epidemic devastated Indigenous Mexican communities and left the colonial church in ruins. With its horrific final symptom of hemorrhage from the nose, the unfamiliar disease, which the Nahua named cocoliztli, took almost two million lives. In the crisis and its immediate aftermath, Spanish missionaries and surviving pueblos de indios held radically different visions for the future of church in the Americas--


You've got red on you : how Shaun of the Dead was brought to life / Clark Collis.

You've got red on you : how Shaun of the Dead was brought to life / Clark Collis.
[This book] details the previously untold story of 2004's Shaun of the Dead, the hilarious, terrifying horror-comedy whose fan base continues to grow and grow. After consulting dozens of the people involved in the creation of the film, author Clark Collis reveals how a group of friends overcame seemingly insurmountable odds to make a movie that would take bites out of both the UK and the US box office before ascending to the status of bona fide comedy classic. Featuring in-depth interviews with director Edgar Wright, producer Nira Park, and cast members Simon Pegg, Nick Frost, Kate Ashfield, Bill Nighy, Lucy Davis, and Coldplay singer Chris Martin, the book also boasts a treasure trove of storyboards, rare behind-the-scenes photos, and commentary from famous fans of the movie...--Back cover.


Renewal : from crisis to transformation in our lives, work, and politics / Anne-Marie Slaughter.

Renewal : from crisis to transformation in our lives, work, and politics / Anne-Marie Slaughter.
From the acclaimed author of Unfinished Business, a story of crisis and change that can help us find renewed honesty and purpose in our personal and political livesAmerica and much of the world are deeply divided over identity, equality, and history. Renewal is Anne-Marie Slaughter's candid and deeply personal account of how her own odyssey opened the door to an important new understanding of how we as individuals, organizations, and nations can move backward and forward at the same time, facing the past and embracing a new future.Weaving together personal stories and reflections with insights from the latest research in the social sciences, Slaughter recounts a difficult time of self-examination and growth in the wake of a crisis that changed the way she lives, leads, and learns. She connects her experience to our national crisis of identity and values as the country looks into a four-hundred-year-old mirror and tries to confront and accept its full reflection. The promise of the Declaration of Independence has been hollow for so many for so long. That reckoning is the necessary first step toward renewal. The lessons here are not just for America. Slaughter shows how renewal is possible for any individual or institution that is willing to see themselves with new eyes and embrace radical honesty, risk, resilience, interdependence, grace, and vision.Part personal journey, part manifesto, Renewal offers hope tempered by honesty and is essential reading for citizens, leaders, and change makers of tomorrow--


Dracula, son of the dragon / by Sable & Salgood.

Dracula, son of the dragon /  by Sable & Salgood.
A blood-soaked epic of the real-life Vlad the Impaler's transformation into the vampire Dracula. Part historical fiction, part horror fantasy, this graphic novel is brought to you by writer Mark Sable (The Dark, Graveyard of Empires, Unthinkable) and artist Salgood Sam (Dream Life, Therefore Repent, Sea of Red)--


All the names given / Raymond Antrobus.

On the heels of his much-lauded debut collection, Raymond Antrobus continues his essential investigation into language, miscommunication, place, and memory in All The Names Given, while simultaneously breaking new ground in both form and content. The collection opens with poems about the author's surname-one that shouldn't have survived into modernity-and examines the rich and fraught history carried within it. The book is punctuated with [Caption Poems] partially inspired by Deaf sound artist Christine Sun Kim, which speak to the spaces between the poems as well as the moments inside them. As Antrobus outlines a childhood caught between intimacy and brutality, sound and silence, and conflicting racial and cultural identities, the poem becomes a space in which the poet reckons with his own ancestry, and bears witness to the indelible violence of the legacy wrought by colonialism. The poems travel through space-shifting fluidly between England, South Africa, Jamaica, and the American South-and brilliantly move from an examination of family history into the wandering lust of adolescence and finally, vividly, into a complex array of marriage poems-matured, wiser, and more accepting of love's fragility. Formally sophisticated, with a weighty perception and startling directness, All The Names Given is a timely, tender book full of humanity and remembrance from one of the most important young poets of our generation--


The Great Reset : Joe Biden and the rise of 21st century fascism / written & edited by Glenn Beck with Justin Haskins ; contributor, Donald Kendal.

The Great Reset : Joe Biden and the rise of 21st century fascism / written & edited by Glenn Beck with Justin Haskins ; contributor, Donald Kendal.
An international conspiracy between powerful bankers, business leaders, and government officials; closed-door meetings in the Swiss Alps; and calls for a radical transformation of every society on earththe Great Reset sounds like it is one henchman-with-an-eyepatch away from being the plot for the next James Bond movie. But the Great Reset is not a work of fiction. It is a highly influential movement among the worlds elite to {28}reset


The contagion next time / Sandro Galea.

The contagion next time /  Sandro Galea.
It began with a bat. This was the species in which the virus first emerged before infecting humans. A member of the coronavirus family of diseases, the symptoms of the virus included high fever, dry cough, body aches, diarrhea, and pneumonia. It spread primarily through respiratory droplets emitted when an infected person coughed or sneezed. This made it important to minimize person-to-person contact and observe social distancing in public spaces where the virus could be transmitted. Once the world became aware of the disease, it mobilized to stop it. These efforts were successful. Quarantine measures, quickly adopted, substantially slowed the spread of the disease. Within months of the detection of the virus in humans, the World Health Organization (WHO) declared the outbreak contained. A total of 8,098 people were infected during the outbreak, and 774 died--


By the grace of the game : the Holocaust, a basketball legacy, and the American dream / Dan Grunfeld.

By the grace of the game : the Holocaust, a basketball legacy, and the American dream / Dan Grunfeld.
This book details a family's unique story from escaping the Holocaust to landing in America to playing in the NBA--


The picky eater's recovery book : overcoming Avoidant/Restrictive Food Intake Disorder / Jennifer J. Thomas, Harvard Medical School ; Kendra R. Becker, Harvard Medical School ; Kamryn T. Eddy, Harvard Medical School.

The picky eater's recovery book : overcoming Avoidant/Restrictive Food Intake Disorder / Jennifer J. Thomas, Harvard Medical School ; Kendra R. Becker, Harvard Medical School ; Kamryn T. Eddy, Harvard Medical School.
Are you a picky eater? Do you worry that food will make you vomit or choke? Do you find eating to be a chore? If yes, this book is for you! Your struggles could be caused by an avoidant/ restrictive food intake disorder (ARFID), a disorder characterized by eating a limited variety or volume of food. You may have been told that you eat like a child, but ARFID affects people right across the lifespan, and this book is the first specifically written to support adults. Join Drs. Jennifer Thomas, Kendra Becker, and Kamryn Eddy - three ARFID experts at Harvard Medical School - to learn how to beat your ARFID at home and unlock a healthier relationship with food. Real-life examples show that you are not alone, while practical tips, quizzes, worksheets, and structured activities take you step by step through the latest evidence-based treatment techniques to support your recovery--


Foundations of woodworking / Michael Pekovich.

Foundations of woodworking /  Michael Pekovich.
Foundations of Woodworking gets to the very core of the craft of woodworking: laying out, cutting, and assembling joinery for furniture and other treasured wood objects. After an introductory chapter on the basic woodworking strategies that apply to anything you might build, Pekovich dives into a step-by-step, project-by-project description of the essential wood joints, from rabbets and dadoes through mortise and tenons to dovetails and miters. Master these joints--with a combination of hand tools and power tools--and the door is open to create just about any design you can think of--


American kleptocracy : how the U.S. created the world's greatest money laundering scheme in history / Casey Michel.

American kleptocracy : how the U.S. created the world's greatest money laundering scheme in history / Casey Michel.
A remarkable debut by one of America's premier young reporters on financial corruption, Casey Michel's American Kleptocracy offers the first explosive investigation into how the United States of America built the largest illicit offshore finance system the world has ever known. An indefatigable young American journalist who has virtually cornered the international kleptocracy beat on the US end of the black aquifer. -The Los Angeles Review of Books For years, one country has acted as the greatest offshore haven in the world, attracting hundreds of billions of dollars in illicit finance tied directly to corrupt regimes, extremist networks, and the worst the world has to offer. But it hasn't been the sand-splattered Caribbean islands, or even traditional financial secrecy havens like Switzerland or Panama, that have come to dominate the offshoring world. Instead, the country profiting the most also happens to be the one that still claims to be the moral leader of the free world, and the one that claims to be leading the fight against the crooked and the corrupt: the USA. American Kleptocracy examines just how the United States' implosion into a center of global offshoring took place: how states like Delaware and Nevada perfected the art of the anonymous shell company, and how post-9/11 reformers watched their success usher in a new flood of illicit finance directly into the U.S.; how African despots and post-Soviet oligarchs came to dominate American coastlines, American industries, and entire cities and small towns across the American Midwest; how Nazi-era lobbyists birthed an entire industry of spin-men whitewashing trans-national crooks and despots, and how dirty money has now begun infiltrating America's universities and think tanks and cultural centers; and how those on the front-line are trying to restore America's legacy of anti-corruption leadership-and finally end this reign of American kleptocracy--


The 30 Rock book : inside the iconic show, from Blerg to EGOT / Mike Roe.

The 30 Rock book : inside the iconic show, from Blerg to EGOT / Mike Roe.
It's hard to remember a time when Tina Fey wasn't a star, but back in the early 2000s, she was an SNL writer who was far from a household name. It's even harder to remember when Fey's sitcom 30 Rock was tanking, but it was--it premiered in the fall of 2006, and by November, the New York Times wrote that 30 Rock was perilously close to a flop. But despite all expectations (including those of some of the cast and crew), Tina Fey's eccentric buddy comedy lasted 138 episodes, spanning seven seasons. It resurrected the career of Alec Baldwin, survived an extended absence by Tracy Morgan, and permeated the culture-- its breakneck pacing, oddball characters, and extremely rich joke writing are deeply beloved by millions of fans. Through more than fifty original interviews with cast, crew, critics, and more, culture writer Mike Roe brings to life the history of the gloriously goofy show that became an all-time classic.--


Disruption : inside the largest counterterrorism investigation in history / Aki J. Peritz.

Disruption tells the story of the conspiracy to simultaneously destroy several passenger jets over the Atlantic Ocean in 2006 and the desperate efforts by the British, Americans, and Pakistanis to crush the conspiracy before the bombs went off in the largest counterterrorism investigation in history--


The ICU guide for families : understanding intensive care and how you can support your loved one / Lara Goitein, MD.

The ICU guide for families : understanding intensive care and how you can support your loved one / Lara Goitein, MD.
This book is for ICU patients' families, suddenly immersed in an alien and intimidating world. It clearly explains intensive care ranging from the details of the equipment and environment, to decisions about end-of-life care, focusing on how the reader can become an effective advocate for their loved one.--


Free speech handbook : a practical framework for understanding our free speech protections / Ian Rosenberg ; art by Mike Cavallaro.

Free speech handbook : a practical framework for understanding our free speech protections / Ian Rosenberg ; art by Mike Cavallaro.
In this volume of the World Citizen Comics series, Ian Rosenberg and Mike Cavallaro create a practical framework for appreciating where our free speech protections have come from and how they may develop in the future. Freedom of speech is fiercely defended in America and has been since the First Amendment was written. But how does it work, and what laws shape it? Drawing on parallels between ten seminal Supreme Court cases and current events, Free Speech Handbook lays out the fundamentals of First Amendment law in an accessible and engaging way.-- Amazon.com


Mothers, fathers, and others : essays / Siri Hustvedt.

Mothers, fathers, and others : essays / Siri Hustvedt.
In this essay collection in which feminist philosophy meets family memoir, the novelist and scholar moves effortlessly between stories of her mother, grandmother, and daughter to connect mothers to the broader meanings of maternity in a culture shaped by misogyny and fantasies of paternal authority.


Fixed. : how to perfect the fine art of problem solving / Amy E. Herman.

Fixed. : how to perfect the fine art of problem solving / Amy E. Herman.
An art historian and lawyer who uses works of art to teach us how to hone our perceptions and visual intelligence, presents a paradigm-shattering twist on problem solving that helps us find solutions to the problems we face every day. As technology has become essential to our daily lives, our reliance on the internet and our electronic devices has exploded, short-circuiting our brains and weakening the critical skills we need to find solutions to difficult issues. Amy Herman has developed a unique approach to problem solving that uses works of art to revitalize our minds and help us think creatively. She's trained thousands of people from organizations around the world, including the FBI, CIA, Navy SEALs, the IMF, Scotland Yard, Interpol, and the State Department. In Fixed., Herman outlines her step-by-step approach, providing a fresh set of tools to help us kickstart our critical thinking skills and enable us to find solutions to some of our most intractable problems. Herman explains the artist's use of the creative process and teaches us how to analyze paintings, sculpture, mixed media, photography, and contemporary art. By learning how to look at these works more astutely, we hone our powers of perception and discover deep-seated truths about ourselves that often prevent clear-thinking and optimal decision making. Once we recognize our biases, we can overcome them and see solutions we were previously blind to. Herman's approach doesn't take an art degree -- only the willingness to open our eyes and our minds. Things go wrong all the time. Fixed. offers an innovative and proven way to see problems differently -- and craft better solutions for productivity, profit and peace.--Provided by publisher


Avian illuminations : a cultural history of birds / Boria Sax.

Avian illuminations : a cultural history of birds / Boria Sax.
An exquisitely illustrated journey through the complex and crucial relationship between humans and birds. Avian Illuminations examines the many roles birds have played in human society, from food, messengers, deities, and pets, to omens, muses, timekeepers, custodians, hunting companions, decorative motifs, and, most importantly, embodiments of our aspirations. Boria Sax narrates the history of our relationships with a host of bird species, including crows, owls, parrots, falcons, eagles, nightingales, hummingbirds, and many more. Along the way, Sax describes how birds' nesting has symbolized human romance, how their flight has inspired inventors throughout history, and he concludes by showing that the interconnections between birds and humans are so manifold that a world without birds would effectively mean an end to human culture itself. Beautifully illustrated, Avian Illuminations is a superb overview of humanity's long and rich association with our avian companions.


Self-care for black women : 150 ways to radically accept & prioritize your mind, body, & soul / Oludara Adeeyo.

Self-care for black women : 150 ways to radically accept & prioritize your mind, body, & soul / Oludara Adeeyo.
Between micro- and macro-aggressions at school, at work, and everywhere in between, it's tough to prioritize physical and mental wellness as a Black woman, especially with a constant news cycle highlighting Black trauma. Now, with The Self-Care for Black Women you'll find more than 150 exercises that will help you radically choose to put yourself first. Whether you need a quick pick-me-up in the middle of the day, you're working through feelings of burnout, or you need to process a microaggression, this book has everything you need to feel more at peace. You'll find prompts like: map out your feelings about a microaggression; make a list of your safe spaces; detail out an entire day dedicated to your self-care; and more! It's time to put yourself first and prioritize your self-care once and for all-and this book is here to help you do just that--


Hurts so good : the science and culture of pain on purpose / Leigh Cowart.

Hurts so good : the science and culture of pain on purpose / Leigh Cowart.
Masochism is sexy, human, reviled, worshipped, and delightfully bizarre. From ballerinas dancing on broken bones to ultramarathoners shitting their pants mid-race to competitive eaters scarfing down hot peppers, masochism is a part of us. It lives inside workaholics, tattoo junkies, and all manner of garden variety pain-seekers. At its core, masochism is about feeling bad, then better -- a phenomenon that is long overdue for a heartfelt and hilarious investigation. And Leigh Cowart would know: she is not just a researcher and science writer-she's an inveterate, high-sensation-seeking masochist. And she has a few questions. Why do people engage in masochism? What are the benefits: social, psychological, physiological, and otherwise? What are the costs? What does masochism have to say about the human experience? By participating in many of these experiences herself, and through conversations with psychologists, fellow scientists, and people who seek pain for pleasure, Cowart learns how our minds and bodies are engineered to find meaning and relief in pain-a quirk in our programming that drives discipline and innovation even as it threatens to swallow us whole. --


The deep places : a memoir of illness and discovery / Ross Douthat.

The deep places : a memoir of illness and discovery / Ross Douthat.
In this vulnerable, insightful memoir, the New York Times columnist tells the story of his five-year struggle with a disease that officially doesn't exist, exploring the limits of modern medicine, the stories that we unexpectedly fall into, and the secrets that only suffering reveals. In the summer of 2015, Ross Douthat was moving his family, with two young daughters and a pregnant wife, from Washington, D.C., to a sprawling farmhouse in a picturesque Connecticut town when he acquired a mysterious and devastating sickness. It left him sleepless, crippled, wracked with pain--a shell of himself. After months of seeing doctors and descending deeper into a physical inferno, he discovered that he had a disease which according to CDC definitions does not actually exist: the chronic form of Lyme disease, a hotly contested condition that devastates the lives of tens of thousands of people but has no official recognition--and no medically approved cure. From a rural dream house that now felt like a prison, Douthat's search for help takes him off the map of official medicine, into territory where cranks and conspiracies abound and patients are forced to take control of their own treatment and experiment on themselves. Slowly, against his instincts and assumptions, he realizes that many of the cranks and weirdos are right, that many supposed hypochondriacs are victims of an indifferent medical establishment, and that all kinds of unexpected experiences and revelations lurk beneath the surface of normal existence, in the places underneath. The Deep Places is a story about what happens when you are terribly sick and realize that even the doctors who are willing to treat you can only do so much. Along the way, Douthat describes his struggle back toward health with wit and candor, portraying sickness as the most terrible of gifts. It teaches you to appreciate the grace of ordinary life by taking that life away from you. It reveals the deep strangeness of the world, the possibility that the reasonable people might be wrong, and the necessity of figuring out things for yourself. And it proves, day by dreadful day, that you are stronger than you ever imagined, and that even in the depths there is always hope--


I hope this finds you well : poems / Kate Baer.

I hope this finds you well : poems / Kate Baer.
I'm sure you could benefit from jumping on a treadmill Women WANT a male leader . . . It's honest to god the basic human playbook These are some of the thousands of messages that Kate Baer has received online. Like countless other writers--particularly women--with profiles on the internet, as Kate's online presence grew, so did the darker messages crowding her inbox. These missives from strangers have ranged from advice and opinions to outright harassment. At first, these messages resulted in an immediate delete and block. Until, on a whim, Kate decided to transform the cruelty into art, using it to create fresh and intriguing poems. These pieces, along with ones made from notes of gratitude and love, as well as from the words of public figures, have become some of her most beloved work. I Hope This Finds You Well is drawn from those works: a book of poetry birthed in the darkness of the internet that offers light and hope. By cleverly building on the harsh negativity and hate women often receive--and combining it with heartwarming messages of support, gratitude, and connection, Kate Baer offers us a lesson in empowerment, showing how we too can turn bitterness into beauty.


Spike / Spike Lee ; photography by David Lee ; edited by Steve Crist.

Spike /  Spike Lee ; photography by David Lee ; edited by Steve Crist.
This career-spanning monograph is a visual celebration of Spike Lee's life and career to date. Featuring hundreds of never-before-seen photographs by David Lee, Spike's brother, this book includes behind-the-scenes, insider images that underscore his creative process, and his significant impact on the culture at large. Print run 15,000.


You are here *for now : a guide to finding your way / Adam J. Kurtz.

An honest and #relatable exploration of figuring out where you're headed --and finding a way to feel OK in the meantime--


 

 

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