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Chicano eats : recipes from my Mexican-American kitchen / Esteban Castillo.

Chicano eats : recipes from my Mexican-American kitchen / Esteban Castillo.
Esteban Castillo, creator of the award-winning blog Chicano Eats, takes readers on a delicious tour of the diverse flavors and food of Mexican-American cuisine. Castillo's love for dynamic food photography and design, cooking, and Chicano culture is presented through more than 80 authentic Mexican and fusion recipes as gorgeous to look at as they are sublime to eat--Page 4 of cover.


Leave it as it is : a journey through Theodore Roosevelt's American wilderness / by David Gessner.

Leave it as it is : a journey through Theodore Roosevelt's American wilderness / by David Gessner.
An urgent call to protect America's public lands, told through New York Times bestselling author David Gessner's American road trip with our greatest conservationist, Theodore Roosevelt, as his guide--


Love, life, & Lucille : lessons learned from a centenarian / Judy Gaman ; foreword by Suzanne Somers.

Love, life, & Lucille : lessons learned from a centenarian / Judy Gaman ; foreword by Suzanne Somers.
While writing a book on longevity, Gaman interviewed Lucille Fleming, who had recently turned 100. What began as a quick meeting became a lasting friendship that transformed into an inseparable bond. Together, the two began living life to the fullest-- and the very first lesson Fleming ever taught Gaman proved to the most important one of all.~The author, host of a nationally syndicated radio show, relates the story of her friend, centenarian Lucille Fleming, and the joy of their friendship.


Olive the Lionheart : lost love, imperial spies, and one woman's journey to the heart of Africa / Brad Ricca.

Olive the Lionheart : lost love, imperial spies, and one woman's journey to the heart of Africa / Brad Ricca.
'Brad Ricca's Olive MacLeod is my favorite sort of woman from history--bold and unconventional, utterly unsinkable--and her story is so full of adventure and acts of courage, it's hard to believe she actually lived. And yet she did! Brad Ricca has found a heroine for the ages, and written her tale with a winning combination of accuracy and imagination.' --author Paula McLain. From the Edgar-nominated author of the bestselling 'Mrs. Sherlock Holmes' comes the true story of a woman's quest to Africa in the 1900s to find her missing fiancé, and the adventure that ensues. In 1910, Olive MacLeod, a thirty-year-old, redheaded Scottish aristocrat, received word that her fiancé, the famous naturalist Boyd Alexander, was missing in Africa. So she went to find him. Olive the Lionheart is the thrilling true story of her astonishing journey. In jungles, swamps, cities, and deserts, Olive and her two companions, the Talbots, come face-to-face with cobras and crocodiles, wise native chiefs, a murderous leopard cult, a haunted forest, and even two adorable lion cubs that she adopts as her own. Making her way in a pair of ill-fitting boots, Olive awakens to the many forces around her, from shadowy colonial powers to an invisible Islamic warlord who may hold the key to Boyd's disappearance. As these secrets begin to unravel, all of Olive's assumptions prove wrong and she is forced to confront the darkest, most shocking secret of all: why she really came to Africa in the first place. Drawing on Olive's own letters and secret diaries, Olive the Lionheart is a love story that defies all boundaries, set against the backdrop of a beautiful, unconquerable Africa--


Arriving home : a gracious Southern welcome / James T. Farmer III ; photography by Jeff Herr.

Traditional style stands the test of time. That is the mantra for James Farmer's aesthetic. Classic tastes melded with fresh approaches for how we live and love in homes. In these homes across the Atlantic side of the country, high style and relaxed comfort are displayed hand in hand. Discover antiques mixed with new upholstery, collections and art displayed against pattern and textured wall coverings, and layers of jute, sisal, and wood grounding the floors while doses of intentional color keep the rooms personable. From a grand Connecticut country home to a stately St. Louis house or a columned antebellum Alabama home, Farmer's style travels the country to set the tone for the lives of his clients. Homes in the city, the mountains, the country, and coastal locales all reflect in this journey while being rooted in Southern design.--


How babies sleep : the gentle, science-based method to help your baby sleep through the night / Sofia Axelrod, PhD.

How babies sleep : the gentle, science-based method to help your baby sleep through the night / Sofia Axelrod, PhD.
Sleep-- or the lack of it-- is one of the most crucial issues for new parents. Newborn babies typically wake every two to three hours, and there is nothing bleary-eyed, exhausted parents want more than a night of uninterrupted sleep. After having her first child, Axelrod realized that the typical baby sleep advice conflicted with the actual science of sleep. She developed her method based on the latest discoveries about our body's circadian clock and how it is disturbed by light and other external stimuli. Here she shares helpful tips that work, explains why some age-old advice doesn't work, and helps both you and your baby enjoy a peaceful night's sleep. -- adapted from back cover~Discover the best baby sleep method-gentle, science-backed, and inspired by the latest Nobel Prize-winning research-that shows you how to get your baby to sleep through the night naturally--


Trick yourself to sleep : 222 ways to fall and stay asleep : from the science of slumber / Kim Jones ; foreword by Sarah Brewer, PhD.

Trick yourself to sleep : 222 ways to fall and stay asleep : from the science of slumber / Kim Jones ; foreword by Sarah Brewer, PhD.
Trick Yourself to Sleep presents 222 scientific strategies for falling asleep, staying asleep, and feeling great in the morning.


You're not enough (and that's okay) : escaping the toxic culture of self-love / Allie Beth Stuckey.

You're not enough (and that's okay) : escaping the toxic culture of self-love / Allie Beth Stuckey.
Is the pressure to lean in, wash your face, and believe you are a badass actually making you miserable? Well, there's good news: you don't have to give in. When faced with disappointment, self-doubt, and failure, we rely on positivity mantras and upbeat Bible verses to relieve our anxiety. But instead of easing our emotional burden, the pressure to love ourselves more actually makes it worse. Even so, the idea that unconditional self-love can cure all that ails us is tempting and easy to rationalize. It's time to admit to ourselves what we already know: we are not smart enough; we are not beautiful enough; we are not tough enough; we are not good enough. And that's okay, because God is. Allie Beth Stuckey, a young mother, Christian, and conservative thought leader, was once herself sucked into the Cult of Self-Love--and knows that you probably have been too. In this book, she shows you how to identify and combat the toxic, exhausting myths our culture encourages with Scripture and traditional values like personal responsibility, self-sacrifice, and grit. For instance: Myth: There is no objective truth. Truth: We'll never feel personally fulfilled if we have no moral benchmark at which to aim. Myth: Life is all about me. Truth: When our highest priority is our own comfort and success, we end up alienating family and friends. Myth: Happiness is the goal. Truth: Since good vibes don't last forever, they're not sufficient criteria for personal purpose and meaning. Blending timeless wisdom and biblical truths, Stuckey shows how these sneaky, pervasive myths threaten women and fuel victimhood culture--from social justice warriors to radical feminism and the new wave of socialism. Stuckey dismantles these myths step-by-step and offers strategies that can help you move past them--and undo the damage they've done--


False alarm : how climate change panic costs us trillions, hurts the poor, and fails to fix the planet / Bjorn Lomborg.

False alarm : how climate change panic costs us trillions, hurts the poor, and fails to fix the planet / Bjorn Lomborg.
This book will convince you that everything you think about climate change is wrong--and points the way toward making the world a vastly better, if slightly warmer, place for us all.


My life as a villainess : essays / Laura Lippman.

My life as a villainess : essays / Laura Lippman.
Collects the author's recent essays exploring motherhood as an older mom, her life as a reader, her relationships with her parents, her newspaper career, and her experiences as a novelist.


A table for friends : the art of cooking for two or twenty / words and pictures by Skye McAlpine.

A table for friends : the art of cooking for two or twenty / words and pictures by Skye McAlpine.
A Table for Friends celebrates the joy of eating with friends and family, with over 100 simple and wonderfully inviting recipes. Drawing on years of cooking for more people than it ever seemed possible to squeeze into her kitchen, Sunday Times columnist and cookery author Skye McAlpine shares the secrets to her stylish and relaxed way of hosting, setting you up for success whether you're cooking for two or twenty. A Table for Friends has recipes for every occasion, from last-minute weeknight dinners to large celebratory gatherings. Skye's recipes fall into four chapters, Stars, Sides, Sweets and Extras, which allow you to intuitively plan an impressive menu, and each chapter is ingeniously organised into Throw Together, On The Hob and In The Oven so your menu fits your mood, your kitchen and your time. Alongside these beautiful, deliciously do-able recipes comes Skye's practical, fuss-free guidance for hosting a stress-free gathering, from what to cook in advance to laying the table beautifully, allowing you to step out of the kitchen and relax with your guests. For a make-ahead weeknight supper why not try her Spinach, mint and melted cheese Syrian frittata, Fried broccoli with black olives, A really good tomato salad and Pistachio butter cake with marzipan icing? Or for a quick but spoiling lunch, Burrata with preserved lemons, mint and chilli, Carpaccio of figs with lardo, honey and rosemary and Drunken strawberries with mascarpone is sure to be a crowd-pleaser. This helpful, approachable, down-to-earth kitchen companion will give you the confidence to invite an abundance of friends to your table and the inspiration to do it more often.


The unreality of memory : and other essays / Elisa Gabbert.

The unreality of memory : and other essays / Elisa Gabbert.
Poet and essayist Elisa Gabbert's The Unreality of Memory consists of a series of lyrical and deeply researched meditations on what our culture of catastrophe has done to public discourse and our own inner lives. In these tender and prophetic essays, she focuses in on our daily preoccupation and favorite pastime--


She votes : how U.S. women won suffrage, and what happened next / by Bridget Quinn ; with a foreword by Nell Painter ; with illustrations by 100 women artists.

She votes : how U.S. women won suffrage, and what happened next / by Bridget Quinn ; with a foreword by Nell Painter ; with illustrations by 100 women artists.
From the first female Principal Chief of the Cherokee Nation to the first woman to wear pants on the Senate floor, Quinn shines a spotlight on the women who broke down barriers. She shows how, in the hundred years since the ratification of the Nineteenth Amendment, women have continued to speak out so that all U.S. women truly have a voice in the future of their country. -- adapted from jacket~This book tells the story of how women won the right to vote, and what happened next. Told by historian Bridget Quinn and illustrated throughout by 100 women artists--


Finna : poems / by Nate Marshall.

Finna : poems / by Nate Marshall.
Definition of Finna, created by the author: fin na /'fine/ contraction: (1) going to ; intending to. rooted in African American Vernacular English. (2) eye dialect spelling of fixing to. (3) Black possibility ; Black futurity; Blackness as tomorrow. A lyrical and harp celebration, these poems consider the brevity and disposability of Black lives and other oppressed people in our current era of emboldened white supremacy. In three key parts, Finna explores the mythos and erasure of names in the American narrative; asks how gendered language can provoke violence; and finally, through the celebration and examination of the Black vernacular, expands the notions of possibility, giving us a new language of hope--


Adventuring together : how to create connections and make lasting memories with your kids / Greta Eskridge.

Adventuring together : how to create connections and make lasting memories with your kids / Greta Eskridge.
A modern, practical, and inspiring guide to creating deep heart connections with kids by regularly creating new experiences and intentional adventures together--


Open and unafraid : the Psalms as a guide to life / W. David O. Taylor.

Open and unafraid : the Psalms as a guide to life / W. David O. Taylor.
The creator of the groundbreaking film The Psalms, featuring Bono and Eugene Peterson, shows how the Psalms enable us to find a more transparent, resilient, and fearless life of faith--


Statement macramé : create stunning large-scale wall art, headboards, backdrops and plant hangers with step-by-step tutorials / Natalie Ranae.

Statement macramé : create stunning large-scale wall art, headboards, backdrops and plant hangers with step-by-step tutorials / Natalie Ranae.


Women in the kitchen : twelve essential cookbook writers who defined the way we eat, from 1661 to today / Anne Willan.

Women in the kitchen : twelve essential cookbook writers who defined the way we eat, from 1661 to today / Anne Willan.
Anne Willan, multi-award-winning culinary historian, cookbook writer, cooking teacher, and founder of La Varenne Cooking School in Paris, explores the lives and work of women cookbook authors whose important books have defined cooking over the past three hundred years. Beginning with the first published cookbook by Hannah Woolley in 1661, up to Alice Waters today, these women, and books, created the canon of the American table. Focusing on the figures behind the recipes, Women in the Kitchen traces the development of American home cooking from the first, early colonial days to transformative cookbooks by Fannie Farmer, Irma Rombauer, Julia Child, Edna Lewis, and Marcella Hazan. Willan offers a short biography of each influential woman, including her background, and a description of the seminal books she authored. These women inspired one another, and in part owe their places in cooking history to those who came before them. Featuring fifty original recipes, as well as updated versions Willan has tested and modernized for the contemporary kitchen, this engaging narrative seamlessly moves through history to help readers understand how female cookbook authors have shaped American cooking today --Amazon.


How Ike led : the principles behind Eisenhower's biggest decisions / Susan Eisenhower.

How Ike led : the principles behind Eisenhower's biggest decisions / Susan Eisenhower.
How Dwight D. Eisenhower led America through a transformational time-by a DC policy strategist, security expert and his granddaughter. Few people have made decisions as momentous as Eisenhower, nor has one person had to make such a varied range of them. From D-Day to Little Rock, from the Korean War to Cold War crises, from the Red Scare to the Missile Gap controversies, Ike was able to give our country eight years of peace and prosperity by relying on a core set of principles. These were informed by his heritage and upbringing, as well as his strong character and his personal discipline, but he also avoided making himself the center of things. He was a man of judgment, and steadying force. He sought national unity, by pursuing a course he called the Middle Way that tried to make winners on both sides of any issue. Ike was a strategic, not an operational leader, who relied on a rigorous pursuit of the facts for decision-making. His talent for envisioning a whole, especially in the context of the long game, and his ability to see causes and various consequences, explains his success as Allied Commander and as President. After making a decision, he made himself accountable for it, recognizing that personal responsibility is the bedrock of sound principles. How Ike Led shows us not just what a great American did, but why-and what we can learn from him today--


Spice apothecary : blending and using common spices for everyday health / Bevin Clare.

Spice apothecary : blending and using common spices for everyday health / Bevin Clare.
Author Bevin Clare combines her training in herbalism and nutrition to guide readers in a return to the kitchen spice cabinet for better health and healing--


A monk's guide to happiness : meditation in the 21st century / Gelong Thubten.

A monk's guide to happiness : meditation in the 21st century / Gelong Thubten.
A Guide to Meditation and Mindfulness for the Modern Day In our never-ending search for happiness we often find ourselves looking to external things for fulfillment, thinking that happiness can be unlocked by buying a bigger house, getting the next promotion, or building a perfect family. In this profound and inspiring book, Gelong Thubten shares a practical and sustainable approach to happiness. Thubten, a Buddhist monk and meditation expert who has worked with everyone from school kids to Silicon Valley entrepreneurs and Benedict Cumberbatch, explains how meditation and mindfulness can create a direct path to happiness. A Monk's Guide to Happiness explores the nature of happiness and helps bust the myth that our lives and minds are too busy for meditation. The book can show you how to: - Learn practical methods to help you choose happiness - Develop greater compassion for yourself and others - Learn to meditate in micro-moments during a busy day - Discover that you are naturally 'hard-wired' for happiness Reading A Monk's Guide to Happiness could revolutionize your relationship with your thoughts and emotions, and help you create a life of true happiness and contentment--


Parenting outside the lines : forget the rules, tap into your wisdom, and connect with your child / Meghan Leahy.

Parenting outside the lines : forget the rules, tap into your wisdom, and connect with your child / Meghan Leahy.
No-nonsense, sanity-saving insights from the Washington Post on Parenting columnist--for anyone who's drowning in parental pressure and advice that doesn't work. Ever feel overwhelmed by the stress and perfectionism of our overparenting culture--and at the same time, still look for solutions to ease the struggles of everyday family life? Parenting coach and Washington Post columnist Meghan Leahy feels your pain. Like her clients and readers, she grew weary of the endless shoulds of modern parenting--along with the simplistic rules and advice that often hurt more than help. Filled with insights based on child development and hard-won lessons in the trenches, this honest guide presents a new approach, offering permission to practice imperfect parenting with a strong dose of common sense, empathy, and laughter. You'll gain perspective on trusting your gut, picking your battles, and when to question what's normal (as opposed to what works best for your child)--


The fatburn fix : boost energy, end hunger, and lose weight by using body fat for fuel / Catherine Shanahan.

The fatburn fix : boost energy, end hunger, and lose weight by using body fat for fuel / Catherine Shanahan.
A proven plan to optimize your health by reclaiming your natural ability to burn body fat for fuel The ability to use body fat for energy is essential to health-but over decades of practice, renowned family physician Catherine Shanahan, M.D., observed that many of her patients could not burn their body fat between meals, trapping them in a downward spiral of hunger, fatigue, and weight gain. In The Fatburn Fix, Dr. Shanahan shows us how industrially produced vegetable oils accumulate in our body fat and disrupt our body's energy-producing systems, driving food addictions that hijack our moods and habits while making it nearly impossible to control our weight. To reclaim our health, we need to detoxify our body fat and help repair our FatBurn capabilities. Dr. Shanahan shares five important rules to fix your FatBurn: 1) Eat natural fats, not vegetable oils. 2) Eat slow-digesting carbs, not starchy carbs or sweets. 3) Seek salt. 4) Drink plenty of water. 5) Supplement with vitamins and minerals. She then provides a revolutionary, step-by-step plan to help reboot your FatBurn potential in as little as two weeks. This customizable two-phase plan is widely accessible, easy to follow, and will appeal to the full spectrum of diet ideologies, from plant-based to carnivore to keto and beyond. By making a few changes to what you eat and when, you will lose unwanted weight and restore your body's ability to store and release energy. With The Fatburn Fix, Dr. Shanahan shows how regaining your FatBurn is the key to effortless weight loss and a new, elevated life, paving the way to abundant energy and long-term health and happiness--


She will rise : becoming a warrior in the battle for true equality / Katie Hill.

She will rise : becoming a warrior in the battle for true equality / Katie Hill.
Powerful women who dare to make mistakes still face swifter and more brutal consequences than men, as the events that precipitated Congressional representative Katie Hill's resignation, in which she was the victim of revenge porn, clearly demonstrate. But Katie Hill does not want women to be discouraged from taking positions of power -- in fact, the rampant misogyny we see is all the more reason for women to lead, to work to change the systems that have kept old, wealthy, white men in power for far too long. In this book, to be published on the 100th anniversary of the ratification of the 19th amendment (which gave women the right to vote), Katie Hill looks back on the progress we've made and outlines her battle plan for our future. She details how we can overcome the obstacles holding women back from achieving equal representation in positions of power to create the change we want for the next century. What challenges do women face in the modern era, and what battles will we need to fight in the years to come? Katie Hill is ready to equip readers for the front lines of leadership in all arenas, to guide women in becoming the warriors we need to shape this country for the better.--Amazon.


Eliot Ness and the mad butcher : hunting America's deadliest unidentified serial killer at the dawn of modern criminology / Max Allan Collins and A. Brad Schwartz.

Eliot Ness and the mad butcher : hunting America's deadliest unidentified serial killer at the dawn of modern criminology / Max Allan Collins and A. Brad Schwartz.
In the spirit of Devil in the White City and Furious Hours comes the haunting true story of Eliot Ness's forgotten final case-his years-long hunt for The Mad Butcher of Kingsbury Run, a serial killer who terrorized Cleveland through the 1936 World Fair--


The Bohemians : the lovers who led Germany's resistance against the Nazis / Norman Ohler ; translated from the German by Tim Mohr and Marshall Yarbrough.

The Bohemians : the lovers who led Germany's resistance against the Nazis / Norman Ohler ; translated from the German by Tim Mohr and Marshall Yarbrough.
[Harro Schulze-Boysen and Libertas Haas-Heye] were leading a network of ani-fascist fighters that stretched across Berlin's bohemian underworld. Poets, philosophers, workers, and artists, they were all freethinkers united by a desire to bring down Hitler at any cost. Harro himself infiltrated German intelligence and began funneling Nazi battle plans to the Allies... Libertas used her position at the propaganda ministry to begin collecting evidence of the mass murder of Jews... Drawing on unpublished diaries, letters, and Gestapo files, Norman Ohler spins an unforgettable tale of love, heroism, and sacrifice in The Bohemians.--Dust jacket flap.


Lying in state : why presidents lie -- and why Trump is worse / Eric Alterman.

Lying in state : why presidents lie -- and why Trump is worse / Eric Alterman.
The definitive history of presidential lying, revealing how our standards for truthfulness have eroded-and why Trump's lies are especially dangerous. If there's one thing we know about Donald Trump, it's that he lies. But he's by no means the first president to do so. In Lying in State, Eric Alterman asks how we ended up with such a pathologically dishonest commander in chief, showing that, from early on, the United States has persistently expanded its power and hegemony on the basis of presidential lies. He also reveals the cumulative effect of this deception-each lie a president tells makes it more acceptable for subsequent presidents to lie-and the media's complicity in spreading misinformation. Donald Trump, then, represents not an aberration but the culmination of an age-old trend. Full of vivid historical examples and trenchant analysis, Lying in State is essential reading for anyone seeking to understand how we arrived in this age of alternative facts.--


Shredders : girls who skate / Sierra Prescott ; illustrations by Kate Prior.

Shredders : girls who skate / Sierra Prescott ; illustrations by Kate Prior.
A stunningly photographed tribute to female skaters of all ages and backgrounds, from novice to pro--plus an illustrated history of the skateboard, skating tips and tricks, and more--


Evil geniuses : the unmaking of America : a recent history / by Kurt Andersen.

Evil geniuses : the unmaking of America : a recent history / by Kurt Andersen.
Americans have disabled the government's ability to solve even basic problems, making us vulnerable to the most dangerous demagogue ever to pretend to the White House. Kurt Andersen shows how the masterminds of the economic right rode an unprecedented wave of nostalgia by dressing up their harsh new rich-get-richer system in patriotic old-time drag, making it their mission to take over the government for their purposes alone and convincing the country that the mid-century consensus about the function of the American government was all wrong. Only a writer with Andersen's crackling energy, deep intelligence, and ability to see complex systems with clarity could make such a vital book both intellectually formidable and completely entertaining. In his diagnosis of what happened and what it means for us today, Andersen spares no one, committing to a pinpointing of his own boomer generation as accessories to the great dismantling of the American experiment--


Demystifying Shariah : what it is, how it works, and why it's not taking over our country / Sumbul Ali-Karamali.

Demystifying Shariah : what it is, how it works, and why it's not taking over our country / Sumbul Ali-Karamali.
An explanation of shariah, the much-maligned Islamic religious law, including its development, its disruption, how it operates in the world both personally in the lives of Muslims and as law, and the misinformation campaign that has made it into a scare word--


Entitled : how male privilege hurts women / Kate Manne.

Entitled : how male privilege hurts women / Kate Manne.
An urgent exploration of men's entitlement and how it serves to police and punish women, from the acclaimed author of Down Girl, which Rebecca Traister called jaw-droppingly brilliant. In this bold and stylish critique, Cornell philosopher Kate Manne offers a radical new framework for understanding misogyny. Ranging widely across the culture, from the Kavanaugh hearings and Cat Person to Harvey Weinstein and Elizabeth Warren, Manne shows how privileged men's sense of entitlement--to sex, yes, but more insidiously to admiration, medical care, bodily autonomy, knowledge, and power--is a pervasive social problem with often devastating consequences. In clear, lucid prose, she argues that male entitlement can explain a wide array of phenomena, from mansplaining and the undertreatment of women's pain to mass shootings by incels and the seemingly intractable notion that women are unelectable. Moreover, Manne implicates each of us in toxic masculinity: It's not just a product of a few bad actors; it's something we all perpetuate, conditioned as we are by the social and cultural currents of our time. The only way to combat it, she says, is to expose the flaws in our default modes of thought, while enabling women to take up space, say their piece, and muster resistance to the entitled attitudes of the men around them. With wit and intellectual fierceness, Manne sheds new light on gender and power and offers a vision of a world in which women are just as entitled as men to our collective care and concern--


The great indoors : the surprising science of how buildings shape our behavior, health, and happiness / Emily Anthes.

The great indoors : the surprising science of how buildings shape our behavior, health, and happiness / Emily Anthes.
Modern humans are an indoor species. We spend 90 percent of our time inside, shuttling between homes and offices, schools and stores, restaurants and gyms. And yet, in many ways, the indoor world remains unexplored territory. For all the time we spend inside buildings, we rarely stop to consider: How do these spaces affect our mental and physical well-being? Our thoughts, feelings, and behaviors? Our productivity, performance, and relationships? In this wide-ranging, character-driven book, science journalist Emily Anthes takes us on an adventure into the buildings in which we spend our days, exploring the profound, and sometimes unexpected, ways that they shape our lives. Drawing on cutting-edge research, she probes the pain-killing power of a well-placed window and examines how the right office layout can expand our social networks. She investigates how room temperature regulates our cognitive performance, how the microbes hiding in our homes influence our immune systems, and how cafeteria design affects what - and how much - we eat. Along the way, Anthes takes readers into an operating room designed to minimize medical errors, a school designed to boost students' physical fitness, and a prison designed to support inmates' psychological needs. And she previews the homes of the future, from the high-tech houses that could monitor our health to the 3D-printed structures that might allow us to live on the Moon.


Deep delta justice : a Black teen, his lawyer, and their groundbreaking battle for civil rights in the South / Matthew Van Meter.

Deep delta justice : a Black teen, his lawyer, and their groundbreaking battle for civil rights in the South / Matthew Van Meter.
In 1966 in a small town in Louisiana, a 19-year-old black man named Gary Duncan pulled his car off the road to stop a fight. Duncan was arrested a few minutes later for the crime of putting his hand on the arm of a white child. Rather than accepting his fate, Duncan found Richard Sobol, a brilliant, 29-year-old lawyer from New York who was the only white attorney at the most radical law firm in New Orleans. Against them stood one of the most powerful white supremacists in the South, a man called simply The Judge. In this powerful work of character-driven history, journalist Matthew Van Meter vividly brings alive how a seemingly minor incident brought massive, systemic change to the criminal justice system. Using first-person interviews, in-depth research and a deep knowledge of the law, Van Meter shows how Gary Duncan's insistence on seeking justice empowered generations of defendants-disproportionately poor and black-to demand fair trials. Duncan v. Louisiana changed American law, but first it changed the lives of those who litigated it--


The unfathomable ascent : how Hitler came to power / Peter Ross Range.

The unfathomable ascent : how Hitler came to power / Peter Ross Range.
Adolf Hitler's insurgent path to power, 1925-1933, is one of the most dramatic, startling, and important stories in world history. Culminating in Hitler's historic climb to totalitarian reign, this period marks his progression through the shifting political maze of the Weimar Republic and the tumultuous rise of the Nazi Party. Far from an irresistible force of politics, Hitler's passage was one underscored by personal power plays, economic instability, gloating triumphs, and near failures. A political chapter that spans Germany's wobbly recovery from World War I through years of growing prosperity and crippling depression, this period marks Hitler's unrelenting struggle for control over his radical, raucous movement. It includes brushes with power and quests for revenge, non-stop electioneering and American-style campaign tactics and, for Hitler, moments of immense success and feared humiliation. Following an improbable, serpentine journey, The Unfathomable Ascent is a complex story with one dangerous climax: Hitler's sweeping ascent into political power, and the western world's descent into historic darkness.


Like crazy : life with my mother and her invisible friends / Dan Mathews.

Like crazy : life with my mother and her invisible friends / Dan Mathews.
Dan Mathews knew that his eccentric mother, Perry Lawrence, was outspoken, foul-mouthed, and, at seventy-nine years old, unable to maintain her fiercely independent lifestyle-so he flew her across the country (with a gay man as her escort) to live with him in a dilapidated Victorian townhouse in Portsmouth, Virginia. What he didn't know was that she was schizophrenic. Over the next five years, Dan and Perry built a rollicking life together fueled by costume parties, experiments in drug use, and an unshakeable sense of humor as they faced down illness, natural disasters, and Perry's steady decline. With the help of an ever-expanding circle of friends-boyfriends new and old, strippers, DJs, gun nuts, Evangelical Christians, and everyone in between-they flipped the parent-child relationship on its head, with the globe-trotting animal rights activist finally learning to slow down and care for the woman who raised him. But it wasn't until after a kicking-and-screaming trip to the emergency room that Dan discovered that his mother's lifelong tendency to go it alone wasn't just a manifestation of her free spirit but was actually the inescapable element of a serious and undiagnosed disorder. Witty, emotionally powerful, and deeply moving, Like Crazy is a warm and engrossing memoir about mental illness, reinvention, and the remarkable power of community. Lovingly told, Mathews's memoir is also a profound meditation on the joys and pitfalls of caring for an aging family member and of the remarkable growth that takes place as a child steps into the role of the parent--


The S.S. officer's armchair : uncovering the hidden life of a Nazi / Daniel Lee.

The S.S. officer's armchair : uncovering the hidden life of a Nazi / Daniel Lee.
Based on documents discovered concealed within a simple chair for seventy years, this gripping investigation into the life of a single S.S. officer during World War Two encapsulates the tragic experience of a generation of Europeans. One night at a dinner party in Florence, historian Daniel Lee was told about a remarkable discovery. An upholsterer in Amsterdam had found a bundle of swastika-covered documents inside the cushion of an armchair he was repairing. They belonged to Dr. Robert Griesinger, a lawyer from Stuttgart, who joined the S.S. and worked at the Reich's Ministry of Economics and Labor in Nazi-occupied Prague during the war. An expert in the history of the Holocaust, Lee was fascinated to know more about this man--and how his most precious documents ended up hidden inside a chair, hundreds of miles from Prague and Stuttgart. In The S.S. Officer's Armchair, Lee weaves detection with biography to tell an astonishing narrative of ambition and intimacy in the Third Reich. He uncovers Griesinger's American back-story--his father was born in New Orleans and the family had ties to the plantations and music halls of nineteenth century Louisiana. As Lee follows the footsteps of a rank and file Nazi official seventy years later, and chronicles what became of him and his family at the war's end, Griesinger's role in Nazi crimes comes into focus. When Lee stumbles on an unforeseen connection between Griesinger and the murder of his own relatives in the Holocaust, he must grapple with potent questions about blame, manipulation, and responsibility. The S.S. Officer's Armchair is an enthralling detective story and a reconsideration of daily life in the Third Reich. It provides a window into the lives of Hitler's millions of nameless followers and into the mechanisms through which ordinary people enacted history's most extraordinary atrocity.


Kid Quixotes : a group of students, their teacher, and the one-room school where everything is possible / Stephen Haff.

Kid Quixotes : a group of students, their teacher, and the one-room school where everything is possible / Stephen Haff.
Still Waters in a Storm is an after-school program held in a small room in Bushwick, Brooklyn; it is a place for kids to practice reading and writing in English, Spanish, and Latin. For the students, many living in constant fear of deportation, Still Waters is a refuge. For Stephen Haff, a former public-school teacher, it is the sanctuary he built following a breakdown caused by bipolar depression. At Still Waters, all agreed that there would only be one rule: Everyone listens to everyone.


Of bears and ballots : an Alaskan adventure in small-town politics / Heather Lende.

Of bears and ballots : an Alaskan adventure in small-town politics / Heather Lende.
Following the 2016 presidential election, writer Heather Lende, inspired to take a more active role in politics, runs for assembly member in Haines, Alaska-and wins. But tiny Haines-a place accessible from the nearest city, Juneau, only by boat or plane-isn't the sleepy town it appears to be. From a bitter debate about the expansion of the fishing boat harbor to the matter of how to stop bears from rifling through garbage to the recall campaign that targeted three assembly members, including Lende, we witness the nitty-gritty of passing legislation, the lofty ideals of our republic, and how the polarizing national politics of our era play out in one small town--


Bound by war : how the United States and the Philippines built America's first Pacific century / Christopher Capozzola.

Bound by war : how the United States and the Philippines built America's first Pacific century / Christopher Capozzola.
Tens of thousands of Filipino soldiers and sailors fought and died under the American flag in the Pacific during the Second World War. Yet Americans know little about these casualties, because they know little about America's long history in the Philippines -- or about Filipinos' long history in the US armed forces. Since US Marines first occupied the islands in 1898, war and military service have created an enduring, often-fraught bond between Americans and Filipinos: the axis on which America's first Pacific Century turned. In Bound by War, award-winning historian Christopher Capozzola offers a revelatory new portrait of twentieth-century American foreign relations by following the generations of Filipinos and Americans who crossed the Pacific in military uniforms in the century after America's ships first steamed into Manila Bay. Whether in steel ships or nuclear subs, it is from the Philippines that the United States has faced a series of Pacific rivals since the late 1800s. The Philippine islands were where American forces built the first of their overseas military bases, where they learned to use napalm, and where they mastered waterboarding. Capozzola reveals how the islands were a proving ground for pivotal American figures, including Willian Howard Taft, John J. Pershing, Dwight Eisenhower, Paul Wolfowitz, and John McCain. And all along, from the first Philippine Scouts in 1899 to third-country contract workers in Afghanistan, Filipino soldiers have been crucial partners in the exercise of U.S. power in Asia. Investigating the uneven partnership between America and the Philippines over many decades, Capozzola recounts the violence, exploitation, and racial discrimination that Filipino service members experienced at the hands of Americans, while also showing how military service offered Filipinos steady wages, immigration visas, and other opportunities. The Pacific Century was not only a rhetorical strategy of U.S. foreign policy but a lived reality that shaped migration, work, and family life. Epic in scope and rich in detail, Bound by War retells the history of the United States from a Pacific perspective, revealing the United States as a colonizing and occupying power, a longstanding and formidable military presence in the Pacific, and an intensely ambivalent nation of immigrants. It is a fresh and definitive portrait of two nations and their decades of fateful entanglement.--


Grand : a memoir / Sara Schaefer.

Grand : a memoir / Sara Schaefer.
When Sara Schaefer is in first grade, her father warns her to always tell the truth because one lie leads to another and soon you will find yourself in a hole you can't escape. A few years later, the Schaefer family is completely upended when it's revealed that their grand life is based on a lie. Her parents become pariahs in their upper middle class community and go from non-religious people to devout church members. The idea of good and evil as binary, opposed forces is drilled into Sara and it becomes the perfect framework on which to build her anxiety and increasingly-obsessive thoughts. The year she turns forty, Sara decides to take each member of her family on a one-on-one vacation culminating with a whitewater rafting journey through the Grand Canyon with her younger sister. The only problem is she's terrified of rafting. Along the way, she grapples with unresolved grief over the death of her mother and the family scandal that changed the trajectory of her life. Heartfelt, candid, and witty, Grand is a story about family, identity, and struggling to make something of yourself. Sara deconstructs her struggles with anxiety and depression, what it means to be a good person, and the radically discordant stories we tell ourselves and share with the world--


The sirens of Mars : searching for life on another world / Sarah Stewart Johnson.

The sirens of Mars : searching for life on another world / Sarah Stewart Johnson.
A young planetary scientist intimately details the search for life on Mars, tracing our centuries-old obsession with this seemingly desolate planet. Mars was once similar to Earth, but today there are no rivers, no lakes, no oceans. Coated in red dust, the terrain is bewilderingly empty. And yet multiple spacecraft are circling Mars, sweeping over Terra Sabaea, Syrtis Major, the dunes of Elysium, and Mare Sirenum-on the brink, perhaps, of a staggering find, one that would inspire humankind as much as any discovery in the history of modern science. In this beautifully observed, deeply personal book, Georgetown scientist Sarah Stewart Johnson tells the story of how she and other researchers have scoured Mars for signs of life, transforming the planet from a distant point of light into a world of its own. Johnson's fascination with Mars began as a child in Kentucky, turning over rocks with her father and looking at planets in the night sky. She now conducts fieldwork in some of Earth's most hostile environments, such as the Dry Valleys of Antarctica and the salt flats of Western Australia, developing methods for detecting life on other worlds. Here, with poetic precision, she interlaces her own personal journey-as a female scientist and a mother-with tales of other seekers, from Percival Lowell, who was convinced that a utopian society existed on Mars, to Audouin Dollfus, who tried to carry out astronomical observations from a stratospheric balloon. In the process, she shows how the story of Mars is also a story about Earth: This other world has been our mirror, our foil, a telltale reflection of our own anxieties and yearnings. Empathetic and evocative, The Sirens of Mars offers an unlikely natural history of a place where no human has ever set foot, while providing a vivid portrait of our quest to defy our isolation in the cosmos--


The golden thirteen : how Black men won the right to wear Navy gold / Dan C. Goldberg.

The golden thirteen : how Black men won the right to wear Navy gold / Dan C. Goldberg.
Until 1942, black men in the Navy could hold jobs only as cleaners and cooks. The Navy reluctantly decided to select the first black men to undergo officer training in 1944, after enormous pressure from ordinary citizens and civil rights leaders. These men, segregated and sworn to secrecy, ultimately passed their exams with the highest average of any class in Navy history. In March 1944, these sailors became officers, the first black men to wear the gold stripes. Goldberg shows that, even though white men refused to salute them, refused to eat at their table, and refused to accept that black men could be superior to them in rank, the Golden Thirteen persevered, determined to hold their heads high and set an example that would inspire generations to come. -- adapted from Amazon info~This is the story of the thirteen black men who broke one of the military's most rigid racial barriers and integrated the officer corps of the United States Navy.--


The Hispanic Republican : the shaping of an American political identity, from Nixon to Trump / Geraldo Cadava.

The Hispanic Republican : the shaping of an American political identity, from Nixon to Trump / Geraldo Cadava.
An illuminating and thought-provoking history of the growth of Hispanic American Republican voters in the past half century and their surprising impact on US politics. In the lead-up to every election cycle, pundits predict that Latino Americans will overwhelmingly vote in favor of the Democratic candidate. And it's true--Latino voters do tilt Democratic. Hillary Clinton won the Latino vote in a landslide, Barack Obama crushed Mitt Romney among Latino voters in his reelection, and, four years earlier, the Democratic ticket beat the McCain-Palin ticket by a margin of more than two to one. But those numbers belie a more complicated picture. Because of decades of investment and political courtship, as well as a nuanced and varied cultural identity, the Republican party has had a much longer and stronger bond with Hispanics. How is this possible for a party so associated with draconian immigration and racial policies? In The Hispanic Republican, historian and political commentator Geraldo Cadava illuminates the history of the millions of Hispanic Republicans who, since the 1960s, have had a significant impact on national politics. Intertwining the little understood history of Hispanic Americans with a cultural study of how post-World War II Republican politicians actively courted the Hispanic vote during the Cold War (especially Cuban émigrés) and during periods of major strife in Central America (especially during Iran-Contra), Cadava offers insight into the complicated dynamic between Latino liberalism and conservatism, which, when studied together, shine a crucial light on a rapidly changing demographic that will impact American elections for years to come.


Tomboy : the surprising history and future of girls who dare to be different / Lisa Selin Davis.

Tomboy : the surprising history and future of girls who dare to be different / Lisa Selin Davis.


Angels & archangels : a magician's guide / Damien Echols.

Angels & archangels : a magician's guide / Damien Echols.
Damien Echols' High Magick introduced readers to the practices of ceremonial magick that saved his life on death row. The ceremonies presented in that book rely heavily on the invocation of angels. His own practice became effective, says Damien. only after he established a connection to these divine intelligences. The host of angels, each with its own particular qualities, are on call for us like a program installed in the collective hard drive, just waiting for us to hit execute.--


The perfect father : the true story of Chris Watts, his all-American family, and a shocking murder / John Glatt.

The perfect father : the true story of Chris Watts, his all-American family, and a shocking murder / John Glatt.
In The Perfect Father, New York Times bestselling author John Glatt reveals the true story of a Colorado family whose storybook life turned into a nightmare. In the early morning hours of August 13th, 2018, Shanann Watts was dropped off at her Frederick, Colorado home by a colleague after returning from a business trip. It was the last time anyone would see her alive. By the next day, Shanann and her two young daughters, Bella and Celeste, had been reported missing, and her husband, Chris Watts, was appearing on the local news, pleading for his family's safe return. But Chris Watts already knew that he would never see his family again. Less than 24 hours after his desperate plea, Watts made a shocking confession to police: he had strangled his pregnant wife to death and smothered their daughters, dumping their bodies at a nearby oil site. Heartbroken friends and neighbors watched in shock as the movie-star handsome, devoted family man they knew was arrested and charged with first degree murder. The perfect mask Chris had presented to the world in his TV interviews and the family's Facebook accounts was slipping-and what lay beneath was a horrifying image of instability, infidelity, sexual ambivalence, and boiling rage. In this first major account of the case, bestselling author and journalist John Glatt reveals the truth behind the tragedy and constructs a chilling portrait of one of the most shocking family annihilator cases of the 21st century--


Exploring women's suffrage through 50 historic treasures / Jessica D. Jenkins.

Exploring women's suffrage through 50 historic treasures /  Jessica D. Jenkins.
Jenkins brings together a wide selection of cultural objects representing the milestones and legacy of the long fight for women's voting rights. Color photos and essays detailing each object's story placed readers in the action of a groundbreaking movement and transports them to the sites that are the keepers of our country's past--~From hunger strikes to massive parades, the American women's suffrage movement grabbed the attention of citizens and politicians around the United States. Posters, lapel buttons, and even luncheonette plates carried the iconic phrase, Votes for Women. Over time this phrase became not only a slogan, but a rallying cry for the movement. Today, museums, libraries, universities, and historic sites across the country care for the objects and places that tell the story of suffrage. Exploring Women's Suffrage through 50 Historic Objects brings together a selection of these cultural gems representing the milestones, people, and legacy of the long campaign for women's voting rights. Through color photos and short essays detailing each object's story, readers will not only find themselves in the action of a groundbreaking social and political movement, but they are also transported around the nation to the institutions and sites that are the keepers of the country's past.


Between everything and nothing : the journey of Seidu Mohammed and Razak Iyal and the quest for asylum / Joe Meno.

Between everything and nothing : the journey of Seidu Mohammed and Razak Iyal and the quest for asylum / Joe Meno.
Between Everything and Nothing is an epic, nonfiction narrative based on Seidu Mohammed and Razak Iyal's true-life journey from the unjust political system of their homeland in Ghana through the chaos of the United States' failing immigration system. Before ever meeting, both men fled the inhumane social policies of modern-day Ghana, making the perilous odyssey through the jungles of South and Central America on their own, only to arrive at the United States border and face detainment in a U.S immigration detention facility for nearly a year. Both men eventually lost their asylum pleas and were released while awaiting deportation. By chance or fate, these two men met in a Minneapolis bus station on December 23rd, 2016, and agreed to cross the Canadian border together, a trip that risked both their lives and led to tragic consequences. Seidu and Razak's experiences speak directly to the immigration crisis within the United States and Europe, which is one of the greatest humanitarian concerns the world now faces--


Madison's sorrow : today's war on the founders and America's liberal ideal / Kevin C. O'Leary.

Madison's sorrow : today's war on the founders and America's liberal ideal / Kevin C. O'Leary.
The story of America is the struggle between our liberal ideal and illiberal resistance. Donald Trump catalyzed a reactionary revolution by tapping into the dark, shadowy side of American democracy that embraces exclusion and inequality. Throughout American history these alarming impulses have come to the forefront of our culture--during the Civil War, the era of the Robber Barons, and the Civil Rights Movement--but have now come to fruition in the presidency of Donald Trump. Arguing that the contemporary Republican Party is waging a counterrevolution against the core beliefs of the nation, journalist and scholar Kevin C. O'Leary cracks open American history to reveal the essence of America's liberal heritage by critiquing the reactionary illiberal currents that periodically threaten American democracy. American politics is no longer an ongoing debate between liberals and conservatives because the new Republican Party embraces the feudal values of the Old World. While there are millions of conservatives in the population, the elected leadership of the GOP is deeply reactionary. Today's marriage of white-identity Southerners and their northern allies to moneyed libertarians is no run-of-the-mill political partnership. Instead, it is extraordinarily dangerous. Clearly, conservatives have lost their party. And without conservatives debating liberals in an intellectual, respectful manner to address the nation's problems, Madisonian democracy breaks down.


Union : a Democrat, a Republican, and a search for common ground / Jordan Blashek & Christopher Haugh.

Union : a Democrat, a Republican, and a search for common ground / Jordan Blashek & Christopher Haugh.
In the year before Donald Trump was elected president, Jordan Blashek, a Republican Marine, and Chris Haugh, a Democrat and son of a single mother from Berkeley, CA, formed an unlikely friendship. Jordan was fresh off his service in the Marines and feeling a bit out of place at Yale Law School. Chris was yearning for a sense of mission after leaving Washington D.C. Over the months, Jordan and Chris's friendship blossomed not in spite of, but because of, their political differences. So they decided to hit the road in search of reasons to strengthen their bond in an era of strife and partisanship. What follows is a three-year adventure story, across forty-four states and along 20,000 miles of road to find out exactly where the American experiment stands at the close of the second decade of the twenty-first century.--Amazon.


The economic case for LGBT equality : why fair and equal treatment benefits us all / M.V. Lee Badgett.

The economic case for LGBT equality : why fair and equal treatment benefits us all / M.V. Lee Badgett.
Badgett offers some new ways of thinking to convert the many people who use their power to hurt LGBT people, whether in passing discriminatory laws, firing them from jobs, harassing them in school, beating them on the streets, failing to protect them from beatings, kicking them out of families, or depriving them of appropriate health care-in short, in excluding them from the core institutions that make it possible to live a good life. Understanding the economic cost of that homophobia and transphobia gives activists, businesses, development agencies, and policymakers a new tool that can help change lives--


The heart and other monsters : a memoir / Rose Andersen.

The heart and other monsters : a memoir / Rose Andersen.
A riveting, deeply personal exploration of the opioid crisis-an empathic memoir infused with hints of true crime. In November 2013, Rose Andersen's younger sister Sarah died of an overdose in the bathroom of her boyfriend's home in a small town with one of the highest rates of opioid use in the state. Like too many of her generation, she had become addicted to heroin. Sarah was 24 years old. To imagine her way into Sarah's life and her choices, Rose revisits their volatile childhood, marked by their stepfather's omnipresent rage. As the dysfunction comes into focus, so does a broader picture of the opioid crisis and the drug rehabilitation industry in small towns across America. And when Rose learns from the coroner that Sarah's cause of death was a methamphetamine overdose, the story takes a wildly unexpected turn. As Andersen sifts through her sister's last days, we come to recognize the contours of grief and its aftermath: the psychic shattering which can turn to anger, the pursuit of ever an ever-elusive verdict, and the intensely personal rites of imagination and art needed to actually move on. Reminiscent of Alexandria Marzano-Lesnevich's The Fact of a Body, Maggie Nelson's Jane: A Murder, and Lacy M. Johnson's The Other Side, Andersen's debut is a potent, profoundly original journey into and out of loss--


The apocalypse factory : plutonium and the making of the atomic age / Steve Olson.

The apocalypse factory : plutonium and the making of the atomic age / Steve Olson.
A thrilling narrative of scientific triumph-and the unimaginable, world-ending peril it brought us. Fearing that the Germans would be the first to weaponize the atom, the United States marshaled brilliant minds and seemingly inexhaustible bodies to find a way to create a nuclear chain reaction with unimaginable explosive power. It would begin with plutonium, the first element ever manufactured by humans. In a matter of months, a city designed to produce this dangerous material arose from the desert of eastern Washington State. Plutonium powered the bomb that dropped on Nagasaki on August 9, 1945 (a target selected in almost arbitrary fashion). And the work of Glenn Seaborg, Enrico Fermi, and hundreds of thousands of others-the physicists, engineers, laborers, and support staff of the Hanford Nuclear Facility-would remain the basis of the entire US nuclear arsenal during the Cold War and into the present. With his characteristic blend of scientific clarity and human stories, Steve Olson offers this dramatic story of human achievement-and hubris-to a new generation--


To me, he was just dad : stories of growing up with famous fathers / Joshua David Stein and the editors of Fatherly.

To me, he was just dad : stories of growing up with famous fathers / Joshua David Stein and the editors of Fatherly.
Men like Bruce Lee and Cesar Chavez, Christopher Reeve and Miles Davis have touched the lives of millions. But at home, to their children, they were not their public personas. They were Dad... In this powerful collection, Joshua David Stein and the editors of Fatherly, the publication for dads, bring together forty first-person narratives--intimate, heartfelt, unvarnished, surprising, and profoundly universal--that shows us not only very different views of figures we thought we knew but also a wholly fresh and poignant idea of what it means to be a father.--Back cover.


Burning down the house : Newt Gingrich, the fall of a speaker, and the rise of the new Republican Party / Julian E. Zelizer.

Burning down the house : Newt Gingrich, the fall of a speaker, and the rise of the new Republican Party / Julian E. Zelizer.
The story of how Newt Gingrich and his allies tainted American politics, launching an enduring era of brutal partisan warfare When Donald Trump was elected president in 2016, President Obama observed that Trump is not an outlier; he is a culmination, a logical conclusion of the rhetoric and tactics of the Republican Party for the past ten, fifteen, twenty years. In Burning Down the House, historian Julian Zelizer pinpoints the moment when our country was set on a path towards an era of bitterly partisan and ruthless politics, an era that was ignited by Newt Gingrich and his allies. In 1989, Gingrich brought down the Democratic Speaker of the House Jim Wright and catapulted himself into the national spotlight. Perhaps more than any other politician, Gingrich introduced the rhetoric and tactics that have shaped Congress and the Republican Party for the last three decades. Elected to Congress in 1978, Gingrich quickly became one of the most powerful figures in America not through innovative ideas or charisma, but through a calculated campaign of attacks against political opponents, casting himself as a savior in a fight of good versus evil. Taking office in the post-Watergate era, he weaponized the good government reforms newly introduced to fight corruption, wielding the rules in ways that shocked the legislators who had created them. His crusade against Democrats culminated in the plot to destroy the political career of Speaker Wright. While some of Gingrich's fellow Republicans were disturbed by the viciousness of his attacks, his party enjoyed his successes so much that they did little collectively to stand in his way. Democrats, for their part, were alarmed, but did not want to sink to his level and took no effective actions to stop him. It didn't seem to matter that Gingrich's moral conservatism was hypocritical or that his methods were brazen, his accusations of corruption permanently tarnished his opponents. This brand of warfare worked, not as a strategy for governance but as a path to power, and what Gingrich planted, his fellow Republicans reaped. He lead them to their first majority in Congress in decades, and his legacy extends far beyond his tenure in office. From the rise of the Tea Party to the Trump presidential campaign, his fingerprints can be seen throughout some of the most divisive episodes in contemporary American politics. Burning Down the House presents the alarming narrative of how Gingrich and his allies created a new normal in Washington, introducing ruthless and destructive practices that have endured today--


Storyville! : an illustrated guide to writing fiction / John Dufresne ; illustrated by Evan Wondolowski.

Storyville! : an illustrated guide to writing fiction / John Dufresne ; illustrated by Evan Wondolowski.
A smart and funny guide to writing fiction, with engaging infographics that bring storytelling techniques to life. Whether you are daunted by a blinking cursor or frustrated trying to get the people in your head onto the page, writing stories can be intimidating. It takes passion, tenacity, patience, and a knowledge of and faith in the often-digressive writing process. A do-it-yourself manual for the apprentice fiction writer, Storyville! demystifies that process; its bold graphics take you inside the writer's comfortingly chaotic mind and show you how stories are made. In Storyville!, seasoned guide John Dufresne-whose approach will anchor the newbie and entertain the veteran (San Francisco Chronicle)-provides practical insight into the building blocks of fiction, including how to make the reader see your characters, create a suspenseful plot, and revise, revise, revise. Storyville! is a combination handbook and notebook, with original prompts and exercises crafted with Dufresne's singular dry wit and Evan Wondolowski's playful and illuminating graphics on every page--


Daughter of the boycott : carrying on a Montgomery family's civil rights legacy / Karen Gray Houston.

Daughter of the boycott : carrying on a Montgomery family's civil rights legacy / Karen Gray Houston.
In 1950, a Negro man named Hilliard Brooks was shot and killed by a white police officer in a confrontation after he tried to board a Montgomery city bus. Thomas Gray, who had played football with Brooks when they were kids, was outraged by the unjustifiable shooting. Gray protested, eventually staging a major downtown march to register voters, and standing up to police brutality. Five years later he led another protest alongside his brother, Fred D. Gray, the young lawyer who represented Martin Luther King Jr., Rosa Parks, and Claudette Colvin, a plaintiff in the case that forced Alabama to desegregate its buses. Houston examines how her father's and uncle's selfless actions changed the nation's racial climate and opened doors for her and countless other African Americans. -- adapted from jacket~Award-winning broadcast journalist Karen Gray Houston tells the story of the key roles played by her father, Thomas Gray, and her uncle, Fred D. Gray, in the historic Montgomery bus boycott, the action that kick-started the civil rights movement--


Color, thread & free-motion quilting : learn to stitch with reckless abandon / Teri Lucas.

Color, thread & free-motion quilting : learn to stitch with reckless abandon / Teri Lucas.
This book focuses on color and thread in quilting, as well as containing tips on machine quilting and a collection of quilting designs, to make a quilt that's all up to you--


Aging with agency : building resilience, confronting challenges, and navigating eldercare / Sandi Peters.

Aging with agency : building resilience, confronting challenges, and navigating eldercare / Sandi Peters.
An experiential guide to re-orienting our understanding of old age as one of life's most meaningful and transformative stages--


How a mother should talk about money with her daughter : a step-by-step guide to budgeting, saving, investing, and other important lessons / Aja McClanahan.

How a mother should talk about money with her daughter : a step-by-step guide to budgeting, saving, investing, and other important lessons / Aja McClanahan.
A Guide to Talking Finances with Our Daughters! As many as 56% of women feel that they'd rather not talk about money with their loved ones. Some women say they were raised not to discuss money and others feel like the information is just too personal. Yet with many women controlling household budgets and raising the next generation of female earners, this could be a recipe for disaster in some homes and for society at large. How a Mother Should Talk About Money with Her Daughter helps readers broach money topics with their daughters in a meaningful, compassionate, and even fun way. It speaks to parents who may feel inadequate about their own money skills but still want to discuss money with their daughters while helping them build good financial habits. The goal is to start conversations that leave parents and girls empowered to love themselves (through good money management) and make the world a better place with their financial resources. Topics include how to save as a young person, the pros and cons of investing, how to determine which college is right (in terms of finances and future job prospects), how to determine a future partner is right (in terms of similar financial goals), and more.


101 facts you didn't know about space / Mark Thompson.

101 facts you didn't know about space /  Mark Thompson.
Did you know a compost heap generates as much energy as the Sun? Or that dung beetles use the Milky Way to navigate? Maybe you have not been into space but if you have then you will know that astronauts have feet as soft as babies! 101 Space Facts You Didn't Know takes you on a wild journey around the Universe bringing you facts galore. Whether you are a space enthusiast or a newcomer you will find plenty of facts in here to keep you amused and entertained.


Tomoko Fuses's origami art : works by a modern master / David Brill and Tomoko Fuse ; preface by Hideto Fuse ; introduction by Dr. Robert J. Lang ; translated by Ornella Civardi and Irina Oryshkevich ; photography by Tsuyoshi Hongo, Kengo Endo.

Tomoko Fuses's origami art : works by a modern master / David Brill and Tomoko Fuse ; preface by Hideto Fuse ; introduction by Dr. Robert J. Lang ; translated by Ornella Civardi and Irina Oryshkevich ; photography by Tsuyoshi Hongo, Kengo Endo.


Beyond the tee-innovative t-shirt quilts : 9 extraordinary designs, tips for working with ties & other clothing / Mary Cannizzaro and Jen Cannizzaro.

Beyond the tee-innovative t-shirt quilts : 9 extraordinary designs, tips for working with ties & other clothing / Mary Cannizzaro and Jen Cannizzaro.
Learn how to make T-shirt quilts that don't necessarily look like T-shirt quilts in this guide to making quilts from T-shirts and other clothing--


War doctor : surgery on the front line / David Nott ; introduction by Henry Marsh ; [afterword by Eleanor Nott].

War doctor : surgery on the front line / David Nott ; introduction by Henry Marsh ; [afterword by Eleanor Nott].
For more than twenty-five years, David Nott has taken unpaid leave from his job as a general and vascular surgeon with the NHS to volunteer in some of the world's most dangerous war zones. From Sarajevo under siege in 1993, to clandestine hospitals in rebel-held eastern Aleppo, he has carried out life-saving operations and field surgery in the most challenging conditions, and with none of the resources of a major London teaching hospital. The conflicts he has worked in form a chronology of twenty-first-century combat: Afghanistan, Sierra Leone, Liberia, Darfur, Congo, Iraq, Yemen, Libya, Gaza and Syria. But he has also volunteered in areas blighted by natural disasters, such as the earthquakes in Haiti and Nepal. Driven both by compassion and passion, the desire to help others and the thrill of extreme personal danger, he is now widely acknowledged to be the most experienced trauma surgeon in the world. But as time has gone on, David Nott began to realize that flying into to a catastrophe whether war or natural disaster was not enough. Doctors on the ground needed to learn how to treat the appalling injuries that war inflicts upon its victims. Since 2015, the Foundation he set up with his wife, Elly, has disseminated the knowledge he has gained, training other doctors in the art of saving lives threatened by bombs and bullets. War Doctor is his extraordinary story.


A most beautiful thing : the true story of America's first all-black high school rowing team / Arshay Cooper.

A most beautiful thing : the true story of America's first all-black high school rowing team / Arshay Cooper.
Now a documentary narrated by Common, produced by Grant Hill, Dwyane Wade, and 9th Wonder, from filmmaker Mary Mazzio The moving true story of a group of young men growing up on Chicago's West side who form the first all-black high school rowing team in the nation, and in doing so not only transform a sport, but their lives. Growing up on Chicago's Westside in the 90's, Arshay Cooper knows the harder side of life. The street corners are full of gangs, the hallways of his apartment complex are haunted by junkies he calls zombies with strung out arms, clutching at him as he passes by. His mother is a recovering addict, and his three siblings all sleep in a one room apartment, a small infantry against the war zone on the street below. Arshay keeps to himself, preferring to write poetry about the girl he has a crush on, and spends his school days in the home-ec kitchen dreaming of becoming a chef. And then one day as he's walking out of school he notices a boat in the school lunchroom, and a poster that reads Join the Crew Team. Having no idea what the sport of crew is, Arshay decides to take a chance. This decision to join is one that will forever change his life, and those of his fellow teammates. As Arshay and his teammates begin to come together to learn how to row--many never having been in water before--the sport takes them from the mean streets of Chicago, to the hallowed halls of the Ivy League. But Arshay and his teammates face adversity at every turn, from racism, gang violence, and a sport that has never seen anyone like them before. A Most Beautiful Thing is the inspiring true story about the most unlikely band of brothers that form a family, and forever change a sport and their lives for the better--


Traffic secrets : the underground playbook for filling your websites and funnels with your dream customers / Russell Brunson.

Traffic secrets : the underground playbook for filling your websites and funnels with your dream customers / Russell Brunson.
The biggest problem that most entrepreneurs have isn't creating an amazing product or service; it's getting their future customers to discover that they even exist. Every year, tens of thousands of businesses start and fail because the entrepreneurs don't understand this one essential skill: the art and science of getting traffic (or people) to find you. Russell Brunson, CEO and co-founder of the multimillion-dollar software company ClickFunnels, reveals the classic and foundational direct marketing techniques that will allow you to be at the front of the new trends, see opportunities that are invisible to most everyone else, and master the emerging tactics before most people even know they exist--


One hundred dogs & counting : one woman, ten thousand miles, and a journey into the heart of shelters and rescues / Cara Sue Achterberg.

One hundred dogs & counting : one woman, ten thousand miles, and a journey into the heart of shelters and rescues / Cara Sue Achterberg.


The well-gardened mind : the restorative power of nature / Sue Stuart-Smith.

The well-gardened mind : the restorative power of nature / Sue Stuart-Smith.
The garden has always been a place of peace and perseverance, of nurture and reward. Using contemporary neuroscience, psychoanalysis, and compelling real-life stories, The Well-Gardened Mind investigates the remarkable effects of nature on our health and well-being.--Dust jacket.


Defender in chief : Donald Trump's fight for presidential power / John Yoo.

Defender in chief : Donald Trump's fight for presidential power / John Yoo.
Celebrated constitutional scholar John Yoo makes a provocative case against Donald Trump's alleged disruption of constitutional rules and norms. Donald Trump isn't shredding the Constitution-he's its greatest defender. Ask any liberal-and many moderate conservatives-and they'll tell you that Donald Trump is a threat to the rule of law and the U.S. Constitution. Mainstream media outlets have reported fresh examples of alleged executive overreach or authoritarian White House decisions nearly every day of his presidency. In the 2020 primaries, the candidates have rushed to accuse Trump of destroying our democracy and jeopardizing our nation's very existence. Yoo argues that this charge has things exactly backwards. Far from considering Trump an inherent threat to our nation's founding principles, Yoo convincingly argues that Washington, Jefferson, Madison and Hamilton would have seen Trump as returning to their vision of presidential power, even at his most controversial. It is instead liberal opponents who would overthrow existing constitutional understanding in order to unseat Trump, but in getting their man would inflict permanent damage on the office of the presidency, the most important office in our constitutional system and the world. This provocative and engaging work is a compelling defense of an embattled president's ideas and actions.--


Meghan and Harry : the real story / Lady Colin Campbell.

Meghan and Harry : the real story / Lady Colin Campbell.
'The fall from popular grace of Prince Harry, the previously adulated brother of the heir to the British throne, as a consequence of his marriage to the beautiful and dynamic Hollywood actress and Suits star Meghan Markle, makes for fascinating reading in this groundbreaking book from Lady Colin Campbell, who is the New York Times bestselling biographer of books on Princess Diana, the Queen Mother, and Queen Elizabeth's marriage. With a unique breadth of insight, Lady Colin Campbell goes behind the scenes, speaking to friends, relations, courtiers, and colleagues on both sides of the Atlantic to reveal the most unexpected royal story since King Edward VIII's abdication. She highlights the dilemmas involved and the issues that lurk beneath the surface, revealing why the couple decided to step down as senior royals. She analyses the implications of the actions of a young and ambitious Duke and Duchess of Sussex, in love with each other and with the empowering lure of fame and fortune, and leads the reader through the maze of contradictions Meghan and Harry have created--while also evoking the Californian culture that has influenced the couple's conduct. Meghan and Harry: The Real Story exposes how the royal couple tried and failed to change the royal system--by adapting it to their own needs and ambitions--and, upon failing, how they decided to create a new system--and life--for themselves. -- amazon.com


New world sourdough : artisan techniques for creative homemade fermented breads : with recipes for birote, bagels, pan de coco, beignets, and more / Bryan Ford, founder of ArtisanBryan.com.

New world sourdough : artisan techniques for creative homemade fermented breads : with recipes for birote, bagels, pan de coco, beignets, and more / Bryan Ford, founder of ArtisanBryan.com.
New World Sourdough teaches handmade artisan bread baking for beginner to intermediate home bakers who want to learn how to bake fermented breads at home with New World twists.--


Kitchen garden revival : a modern guide to creating a stylish small-scale, low-maintenance edible garden / Nicole Johnsey Burke ; photography by Eric Kelley.

Kitchen garden revival : a modern guide to creating a stylish small-scale, low-maintenance edible garden / Nicole Johnsey Burke ; photography by Eric Kelley.
Design and grow a beautiful, productive, small-scale vegetable garden with Kitchen Garden Revival. Discover which edibles grow best in kitchen gardens and get season-by-season advice on planting, tending, and harvesting.


Hand-lettered home : DIY wood signs for farmhouse decor / Caroline Bryan.

Hand-lettered home : DIY wood signs for farmhouse decor / Caroline Bryan.
Bring warmth and inspiration into your home with hand-lettered signs!


The Midwest native plant primer : 225 plants for an earth-friendly garden / Alan Branhagen.

The Midwest native plant primer : 225 plants for an earth-friendly garden / Alan Branhagen.
A native plant is defined as one that grew wild in a particular area prior to settlement by Europeans. If you live in the Midwest, choosing plants native to the region will benefit you, your yard, and the environment by reducing maintenance tasks, and attracting earth-friendly pollinators such as native birds, butterflies, and bees. Branhagen inspires readers to include native plants in their home gardens and landscapes.


Destiny : the official cookbook / by Victoria Rosenthal.

Destiny : the official cookbook / by Victoria Rosenthal.
Based on Bungie's acclaimed video game series Destiny, this ofαcial cookbook is αlled with amazing recipes and stories that celebrate Destiny's vast multiplayer universe. Craft mouth-watering meals and uncover new lore with fan-favourite Eva Levante. Step-by-step instructions and full-colour photos help guide and inspire fans to go on their own culinary adventure through the solar system.


Battle born : lapis lazuli / written and illustrated by Maximilian Uriarte.

Battle born : lapis lazuli / written and illustrated by Maximilian Uriarte.
Lapis Lazuli is a rich blue semiprecious gemstone found deep in the Sar-i-sang mountains of Afghanistan's Badakhshan province. For thousands of years it has sustained the nearby mining villages, whose inhabitants lived peacefully in the mountainous landscape--until the Taliban, known in the region as the Horsemen, came to seek the riches stored deep beneath the earth. Taliban rule has turned the stone into a conflict mineral, as they steal and sell it for their own gain. Atthe behest of the fledgling Afghan government, seeking to wrest back control of the province, United States Marines are sent into the mountains. A platoon led by their eager and naive commander, First Lieutenant Roberts, and a stoic, fierce squad leader, Sergeant King, must overcome barriers of language and culture in this remote region to win the locals' trust, and their freedom from Taliban rule. Along the way, they must also wrestle with their demons--and face unimaginably difficult choices. A sweeping yet intimate story about brutality, kindness, and the remnants of colonialism, Battle Born: Lapis Lazuli is an epic saga from the voice of a new generation of military veterans.


You look so much better in person : true stories of absurdity and success / Al Roker.

You look so much better in person : true stories of absurdity and success / Al Roker.
These days, the road to success can feel jam-packed with scheduling, networking, nonstop hustle, and flat-out absurdity. And no one knows that better than Al Roker-beloved cohost of the Today Show, weatherperson extraordinaire, and the man we all secretly wish we could turn to for wisdom and wisecracks in our everyday lives. Al has learned worthwhile lessons over a long successful career. And now, for the first time, Al is ready to unleash savvy advice on how to embrace happiness and the power of saying yes, alongside a host of humorous tips and tricks about how to succeed in life. In You Look So Much Better in Person, Al teaches us how we can weather the storm of life, no matter how torrential the downpour, and shares anecdotes from his own treasure trove of memories in the spotlight. And it hasn't always been easy-believe it or not, even Al has been yelled at by his boss, suffered an emotional breakdown at work, and told he'd be better suited in another position. Within these pages, he looks back on his own career and shares valuable Altruisms that can be applied to our own endeavors.~The Today Show co-anchor shares his life lessons on success and happiness in a humorous essay collection.


White too long : the legacy of white supremacy in American Christianity / Robert P. Jones.

White too long : the legacy of white supremacy in American Christianity / Robert P. Jones.
White Too Long draws on history, public opinion surveys, and personal experience to urge that white Christians reckon with the racism of the past and the amnesia of the present to restore a Christian identity free of the taint of white supremacy--


William Shakespeare's The merry rise of Skywalker : Star Wars part the ninth / by Ian Doescher ; inspired by the work of Lucasfilm and William Shakespeare.

William Shakespeare's The merry rise of Skywalker : Star Wars part the ninth / by Ian Doescher ; inspired by the work of Lucasfilm and William Shakespeare.
As our story opens, a sea of troubles threatens the valiant Resistance, who are pursued by the sound and fury of the vile First Order. Can Rey, Poe, Finn, Rose, BB-8, Chewbacca, and their allies overcome such toil and trouble? Shall Kylo Ren be proven fortune's fool or master of his fate? What will become of the House of Skywalker? And is all well that ends well?--


Let's never talk about this again : a memoir / Sara Faith Alterman.

Let's never talk about this again : a memoir / Sara Faith Alterman.
Sara was at the tender age of 12 when she found the skeleton in her prudish parents' closet: a series of novelty sex books crammed high up on a shelf in her childhood living room, all written by Sara's ordinary suburban dad, Ira. For decades the books were an unspoken secret in Sara's family until Ira developed early onset Alzheimer's disease...and announced he'd be reviving his novelty porn career. With Sara's help. In this cringe-worthy, unique, moving memoir--based on her New York Times piece--Sara shares the profound loss of the father she knew and loved as she attempts desperately to welcome the pervy neurological stranger who has taken his place. As heartwarming as it is heartbreaking, Let's Never Talk About This Again is a must-read confessional from a woman who spent years trying to find humor in the perverse and optimism in the darkness, and succeeded--


Decoding your cat : the ultimate experts explain common cat behaviors and reveal how to prevent or change unwanted ones / by American College of Veterinary Behaviorists ; edited by Meghan E. Herron, DVM, DACVB, Debra F. Horwitz, DVM, DACVB, and Carlo Siracusa, DVM, PhD, DACVB, DECAWBM ; introduction by Steve Dale.

Decoding your cat : the ultimate experts explain common cat behaviors and reveal how to prevent or change unwanted ones / by American College of Veterinary Behaviorists ; edited by Meghan E. Herron, DVM, DACVB, Debra F. Horwitz, DVM, DACVB, and Carlo Siracusa, DVM, PhD, DACVB, DECAWBM ; introduction by Steve Dale.
The cutting-edge, scientifically accurate, definitive book on the most popular behavioral issues that cats face--


Eat the Buddha : life and death in a Tibetan town / Barbara Demick.

Eat the Buddha : life and death in a Tibetan town / Barbara Demick.
Set in Aba, a town perched at 12,000 feet on the Tibetan plateau in the far western reaches of China that has been the engine of Tibetan resistance for decades, Eat the Buddha tells the story of a nation through the lives of ordinary people living in the throes of this conflict. Award-winning journalist Barbara Demick illuminates a part of China and the aggressions of this superpower that have been largely off limits to Westerners who have long romanticized Tibetans as a deeply spiritual, peaceful people. She tells a sweeping story that spans decades through the lives of her subjects, among them a princess whose family lost everything in the Cultural Revolution; a young student from a nomadic family who becomes radicalized in the storied monastery of Kirta; an upwardly mobile shopkeeper who falls in love with a Chinese woman; a poet and intellectual who risks everything to voice his resistance. Demick paints a broad canvas through an intimate view of these lives, depicting the tradition of resistance that results in the shocking acts of self-immolation, the vibrant, enduring power of Tibetan Buddhism, and the clash of modernity with ancient ways of life. Her depiction is nuanced, unvarnished, and at times shocking--


Vibrant punch needle décor : adorn your home with colorful florals and geometric patterns / Melissa Lowry.

Vibrant punch needle décor : adorn your home with colorful florals and geometric patterns / Melissa Lowry.
Melissa Lowry, author of Handmade Animal Dolls, shows readers how to embellish their home with the trending quick and easy art of punch needle embroidery. Readers can follow Melissa's gorgeous patterns and simple step-by-step instructions to create one-of-a-kind pieces. With just a punch needle-available at any craft store or online-yarn, and fabric readers can get started right away. Unlike traditional embroidery, knitting and crochet, there are no complicated stitches or special techniques. Slip the yarn into the needle and punch through the fabric to create a textured design. It's a relaxing, meditative craft, easy to do while chatting with friends or watching a favorite show. Inspired by Melissa's Mexican heritage, these patterns reflect the vibrant colors and geometric patterns of traditional textiles, with a modern touch. The book includes full-size templates, so readers can replicate Melissa's signature designs. Beginners can get that amazing handmade look in a just an hour or two, creating beautiful pillows, hoop art, napkins and placements from scratch. Readers who want to dive deeper into the craft can tackle large-scale rugs and wall-hangings along with more detailed designs. Contemporary, colorful, and truly unique, these projects make it easy to pick up a satisfying hobby and personalize your home--


An unladylike profession : American women war correspondents in World War I / Chris Dubbs ; foreword by Judy Woodruff.

An unladylike profession : American women war correspondents in World War I / Chris Dubbs ; foreword by Judy Woodruff.
When World War I began, war reporting was a thoroughly masculine bastion of journalism. But that did not stop dozens of women reporters from stepping into the breach, defying gender norms and official restrictions to establish roles for themselves-- and to write new kinds of narratives about women and war. Dubbs tells of more than thirty American women who worked as war reporters. The stories by these journalists brought in women from the periphery of war and made them active participants-- fully engaged and equally heroic, if bearing different burdens and making different sacrifices. Their experiences also brought them into contact with social transformations, political unrest, labor conditions, campaigns for women's rights, and the rise of revolutionary socialism. -- adapted from jacket~Chris Dubbs tells the dramatic stories of more than thirty women who traveled to Europe to write about World War I for America's newspapers and magazines--


Last mission to Tokyo : the extraordinary story of the Doolittle Raiders and their final fight for justice / Michel Paradis.

Last mission to Tokyo : the extraordinary story of the Doolittle Raiders and their final fight for justice / Michel Paradis.
A narrative account of the Doolittle Raids of World War II traces the daring Raiders attack on mainland Japan, the fate of the crews who survived the mission, and the international war crimes trials that defined Japanese-American relations and changed legal history.


The museum of whales you will never see : and other excursions to Iceland's most unusual museums / A. Kendra Greene.

The museum of whales you will never see : and other excursions to Iceland's most unusual museums / A. Kendra Greene.
The author offers a portrait of Iceland through this series of essays about its most unusual museums. She shows the reader how a seemingly random assortment of objects can map a people's past and future, their fears and obsessions, their dreams and visions.--~Iceland is home to only 330,000 people but more than 265 museums and public collections, ranging from the intensely physical, like the Icelandic Phallological Museum, which collects the penises of every mammal known to exist in Iceland, to the vaporously metaphysical, like the Museum of Icelandic Sorcery and Witchcraft, which poses a particularly Icelandic problem: How to display what can't be seen?.. A. Kendra Greene is our wise and whimsical guide through this cabinet of curiosities, showing us, in dreamlike anecdotes and more than thirty charming illustrations, how a seemingly random assortment of objects--a stuffed whooper swan, a rubber boot, a shard of obsidian, a chastity belt for rams--can map a people's past and future, their fears and obsessions.--Back cover.


Warriors, witches, women : mythology's fiercest females / Kate Hodges ; illustrated by Harriet Lee-Merrion.

Warriors, witches, women : mythology's fiercest females / Kate Hodges ; illustrated by Harriet Lee-Merrion.
Meet mythology's fifty fiercest females in this modern retelling of the world's greatest legends. From feminist fairies to bloodsucking temptresses, half-human harpies and protective Vodou goddesses, these are women who go beyond long-haired, smiling stereotypes. Their stories are so powerful, so entrancing, that they have survived for millennia. Lovingly retold and updated, Kate Hodges places each heroine, rebel and provocateur fimly at the centre of their own narrative. Players include: Bewitching, banished Circe, an introvert famed and feared for her transfigurative powers; The righteous Furies, defiantly unrepentant about their dedication to justice; Fun-loving Ame-no-Uzume who makes quarrelling friends laugh and terrifies monsters by flashing at them; The fateful Morai sisters who spin a complex web of birth, life and death. Find your tribe, fire your imagination and be empowered by this essential anthology of notorious, demonised and overlooked women.


Your hidden superpower : the kindness that makes you unbeatable at work and connects you with anyone / Adrienne Bankert.

Your hidden superpower : the kindness that makes you unbeatable at work and connects you with anyone / Adrienne Bankert.
Kindness isn't merely about getting along with people and being nice. It's a game-changer in business, the door opener to fulfillment, and the key to authenticity and confidence. It's also a superpower that can be honed through developing a daily practice of kindness as a lifestyle and is especially important in these divisive times.


No-waste organic gardening : eco-friendly solutions to improve any garden / Shawna Coronado.

No-waste organic gardening : eco-friendly solutions to improve any garden / Shawna Coronado.
Covering dozens of ways to recycle and repurpose your way to a successful organic garden, No-Waste Organic Gardening shows you how to be a smart, responsible gardener--


Magnetized : conversations with a serial killer / Carlos Busqued ; translated from the Spanish by Samuel Rutter.

Magnetized : conversations with a serial killer / Carlos Busqued ; translated from the Spanish by Samuel Rutter.
One of Argentina's most innovative writers captures the voice of a man who in 1982 murdered four taxi drivers without any apparent motive, using interviews, forensic documents, and newspaper clippings to bring his story to life.


The last kings of Shanghai : the rival Jewish dynasties that helped create modern China / Jonathan Kaufman.

The last kings of Shanghai : the rival Jewish dynasties that helped create modern China / Jonathan Kaufman.
An epic, multigenerational story of two rival dynasties who flourished in Shanghai and Hong Kong as twentieth-century China surged into the modern era, from the Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Shanghai, 1936. The Cathay Hotel, located on the city's famous waterfront, is one of the most glamorous in the world. Built by Victor Sassoon--billionaire playboy and scion of the Sassoon dynasty--the hotel hosts a who's who of global celebrities: Noel Coward has written a draft of Private Lives in his suite, Charlie Chaplin entertained his wife-to-be, and the American socialite Wallis Simpson reportedly posed for dirty photographs. A few miles away, Mao and the nascent communist party have been plotting revolution before being forced to flee the city. By the 1930's, the Sassoons had been doing business in China for a century, rivaled in wealth and influence by only one other dynasty--the Kadoories. These two Jewish families, both originally from Baghdad, stood astride Chinese business and politics for more than one hundred seventy-five years, profiting from the Opium Wars; surviving Japanese occupation; courting Chiang Kai-shek; and nearly losing everything as the Communists swept into power. In The Last Kings of Shanghai, Jonathan Kaufman tells the remarkable story of how these families ignited an economic boom and opened China to the world, but remained blind to the country's deep inequality and to the political turmoil on their doorsteps. In a story stretching from Baghdad to Hong Kong to Shanghai to London, Kaufman enters the lives and minds of these ambitious men and women to forge a tale of opium smuggling, family rivalry, political intrigue, and survival. He also tells the triumphant story of how they joined to rescue and protect eighteen thousand Jewish refugees fleeing Nazism.--


Making our way home : the Great Migration and the Black American dream / Blair Imani ; foreword by Patrisse Cullors ; illustrations by Rachelle Baker.

Making our way home : the Great Migration and the Black American dream / Blair Imani ; foreword by Patrisse Cullors ; illustrations by Rachelle Baker.
A powerful illustrated history of the Great Migration and its sweeping impact on Black and American culture, from Reconstruction to the rise of hip hop. Over the course of six decades, an unprecedented wave of Black Americans left the South and spread across the nation in search of a better life--a migration that sparked stunning demographic and cultural changes in twentieth-century America. Through gripping and accessible historical narrative paired with illustrations, author and activist Blair Imani examines the largely overlooked impact of The Great Migration and how it affected--and continues to affect--Black identity and America as a whole. Making Our Way Home explores issues like voting rights, domestic terrorism, discrimination, and segregation alongside the flourishing of arts and culture, activism, and civil rights. Imani shows how these influences shaped America's workforce and wealth distribution by featuring the stories of notable people and events, relevant data, and family histories. The experiences of prominent figures such as James Baldwin, Fannie Lou Hamer, El Hajj Malik El Shabazz (Malcolm X), Ella Baker, and others are woven into the larger historical and cultural narratives of the Great Migration to create a truly singular record of this powerful journey--


The other side of the wall : a Palestinian Christian narrative of lament and hope / Munther Isaac.

The other side of the wall : a Palestinian Christian narrative of lament and hope / Munther Isaac.
Christians have lived in Palestine since the earliest days of the Jesus movement, yet they are often unheard and ignored in the midst of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. With both lament and hope, Palestinian pastor Munther Isaac offers a theology of the land and a vision for a shared land that belongs to God, where there are no second-class citizens of any kind--


Navigate your stars / Jesmyn Ward ; illustrations by Gina Triplett.

Navigate your stars /  Jesmyn Ward ; illustrations by Gina Triplett.
For Tulane University's 2018 commencement, Jesmyn Ward delivered a stirring speech about the value of hard work and the importance of respect for oneself and others. Speaking about the challenges she and her family overcame, Ward inspired everyone in the audience with her meditation on tenacity in the face of hardship. Ward's moving words will inspire listeners as they prepare for the next chapter in their lives, whether, like Ward, they are the first in their families to graduate from college or are preceded by generations, or whether they are embarking on a different kind of journey later in life.--Amazon.com.


Clean paleo family cookbook : 100 delicious squeaky clean paleo and keto recipes to please everyone at the table / Ashley McCrary ; [foreword by Teri Turner].

Clean paleo family cookbook : 100 delicious squeaky clean paleo and keto recipes to please everyone at the table / Ashley McCrary ; [foreword by Teri Turner].
Written by Ashley McCrary of the beloved blog Healthy Little Peach, Clean Paleo Family Cookbook supports you in cooking and serving your family high quality, healthy meals that everyone will love. Whole food cooking does not have to be boring or tasteless. These flavourful, craveable recipes all meet squeaky clean Paleo guidelines. Clean Paleo Family Cookbook includes 100 healthy Paleo-inspired recipes that will please everyone at the table. Perfect for your whole food Paleo elimination diet, or if you want keto modifications for your clean Paleo diet, every recipe is completely free of grains, gluten, legumes, dairy, soy, and artificial ingredients.


Finding comfort during hard times : a guide to healing after disaster, violence, and other community trauma / Earl Johnson.

Finding comfort during hard times : a guide to healing after disaster, violence, and other community trauma / Earl Johnson.
Finding Comfort is about providing emotional and spiritual care following a mass fatality incident like a mass shooting, terrorist act or catastrophic natural disaster. Through examples and practical suggestions, it explores the needs of those who are suffering and how those needs can be met--


Copper, iron, and clay : a smith's journey / Sara Dahmen.

Copper, iron, and clay : a smith's journey / Sara Dahmen.
A gorgeously photographed love letter to copper pots, cast-iron skillets, and classic stoneware and the hard-won artistry that goes into them, by perhaps the only woman coppersmith in the country--


On account of race : the Supreme Court, white supremacy, and the ravaging of African American voting rights / Lawrence Goldstone.

On account of race : the Supreme Court, white supremacy, and the ravaging of African American voting rights / Lawrence Goldstone.
Beginning in 1876, the Court systematically dismantled both the equal protection guarantees of the Fourteenth Amendment, at least for African-Americans, and what seemed to be the guarantee of the right to vote in the Fifteenth. And so, of the more than 500,000 African-Americans who had registered to vote across the South, the vast majority former slaves, by 1906, less than ten percent remained. Many of those were terrified to go the polls, lest they be beaten, murdered, or have their homes burned to the ground. None of this was done in the shadows-those determined to wrest the vote from black Americans could not have been more boastful in either intent or execution. But the Court chose to ignore the obvious and wrote decisions at odds with the Constitution, preferring to instead reinforce the racial stereotypes of the day. On Account of Race tells the story of an American tragedy, the only occasion in United States history in which a group of citizens who had been granted the right to vote then had it stripped away. Even more unjust was that this theft of voting rights was done with full approval, even the sponsorship, of the United States Supreme Court--


Animal friends to sew : simple handmade decor, toys, and gifts for kids / Sanae Ishida ; photography by Amy Johnson ; styling by Rachel Grunig.

Animal friends to sew : simple handmade decor, toys, and gifts for kids / Sanae Ishida ; photography by Amy Johnson ; styling by Rachel Grunig.
Perfect for gifting, these one-of-a-kind handmade treasures are sure to be cherished. Each project in Ishida's beginner-friendly craft book includes several animal-themed variations. The sewing projects can be adapted for kids' room décor, handmade toys, and wearable accessories. -- adapted from jacket~A beginner-friendly craft book including 15 main projects with 2-3 variations each (so, 30-40 projects total) showcasing adorable animal-themed sewing projects for kids' room décor, handmade toys, and wearable accessories. Format will be similar to Sewing Happiness: a lookbook with styled room shots of multiple projects in the first section with photographs, followed by project photos and illustrated instructions. About 176 pages in length with spot illustrations and some small templates. There will be no fold-out pattern sheets. Interesting factoids about animals might be a fun addition. The aesthetic will be inspired by the beautiful and spare simplicity of Japanese and Scandinavian design--


DisneyBound : dress Disney and make it fashion / Leslie Kay.

DisneyBound : dress Disney and make it fashion / Leslie Kay.


A more perfect reunion : race, integration, and the future of America / Calvin Baker.

A more perfect reunion : race, integration, and the future of America / Calvin Baker.
Racism has torn the country apart and threatens our democracy. The only solution, Baker argues, is integration, which he defines as the full self-determination and participation for all African-Americans, as well as all other oppressed groups, in every facet of national life. Desegregation, diversity, and representation, our usual fall-back solutions, are not enough. Integration is the only remedy to a racist state; it is the real goal of civil rights, and the most radical, neglected idea in American politics. -- adapted from publisher info~For four centuries, Americans have found ways to live in a system of racial tyranny and apartheid. We tell ourselves that we know better, but with each generation, too many of us have been satisfied with doing just a little, deciding that the rest is a question for the future. But as acclaimed, award-winning writer Calvin Baker argues in this bracing, necessary book, we are now in that future: racism has torn the country apart and threatens our democracy. The only solution, Baker argues, is integration, which he defines as the full self-determination and participation for all African-Americans, as well as all other oppressed groups, in every facet of national life. Desegregation, diversity, and representation, our usual fall-back solutions, are not enough. Integration is the only remedy to a racist state and to our divisions, and the deepest challenge to the racial order. It is the real goal of civil rights, and the most radical, neglected idea in American politics. At once a provocative reading of U.S. history from the colonial era, and a trenchant critique of the obstacles to integration in our current political and cultural moment, A More Perfect Reunion is also a call to action. As Baker reminds us, we live in a revolutionary democracy; now we must finish that revolution--


Mothers before : stories and portraits of our mothers as we never saw them / [edited] by Edan Lepucki.

Mothers before : stories and portraits of our mothers as we never saw them / [edited] by Edan Lepucki.
Who was your mother before she became a mother? In this remarkable collection, New York Times bestselling novellist Edan Lepucki gathers more than sixty original essays and favorite photographs to explore this question. The daughters in Mothers Before are writers and poets, artists and teachers, and the images and stories they share reveal the lives of women in ways that are vulnerable and true, sometimes funny, sometimes sad, and always moving.


How did we get here? : from Theodore Roosevelt to Donald Trump / Robert Dallek.

How did we get here? : from Theodore Roosevelt to Donald Trump / Robert Dallek.
In the twentieth century, America endured numerous struggles, from economic depression to the war in Iraq. Each struggle gave rise to demagogues, as did the growth and reach of mass media. Donald Trump's 2016 election has presented a new challenge. How did past politics and presidential administrations pave the way for this current assault on American democracy? Dallek considers a century of modern administrations, from Teddy Roosevelt to today, shining a light on the personalities behind the politics and the voters who elected each. He reminds us that the only constant in history is change, but whether for good or ill the choice is Americans' to make. -- adapted from jacket~The struggle to preserve the Republic has never been easy or without perils. The rise of conflicting political parties, which the founders opposed, and President John Adams' Alien and Sedition Acts repressing First Amendment rights made Franklin's observation at the conclusion of the Constitutional Convention--a republic, if you can keep it--seem prescient. In the twentieth century, America endured numerous struggles: economic depression, World War II, McCarthyism, the Vietnam War, Watergate, the Iran-contra scandal, the war in Iraq--all of which gave rise to demagogues, as did the growth and reach of mass media. But this wasn't the Founding Fathers' vision for our leadership. The resistance to putting a demagogue in the White House survived the anti-Communist agitation of the 1950s and the Vietnam War in the 1960s. But the latter opened the way for Richard Nixon's election in 1968 and Watergate, which again tested our democratic institutions and the rule of law. Nixon's resignation in August 1974 moved Vice President Gerald Ford, his successor, to declare, My fellow Americans, our long national nightmare is over. But was it? Donald Trump's 2016 election has presented a new challenge. How did past politics and presidential administrations pave the way for this current assault on American democracy? Our nation's history provides reassurance that we will restore our better angels to government. Yet it must be considered that earlier administrations and public outlook facilitated the rise of such an un-presidential character as Trump in the first place. In How Did We Get Here?, Robert Dallek considers a century of modern administrations, from Teddy Roosevelt to today, shining a light on the personalities behind the politics and the voters who elected each. His cautionary tale reminds us that the only constant in history is change, but whether for good or ill the choice is Americans' to make--


How to die in space : a journey through dangerous astrophysical phenomena / Paul M. Sutter, PhD.

How to die in space : a journey through dangerous astrophysical phenomena / Paul M. Sutter, PhD.
So you've fallen in love with space and now you want to see it for yourself, right? You want to witness the birth of a star, or visit the black hole at the center of our galaxy? You want to know if there are aliens out there, or how to travel though a wormhole? You want the wonders of the universe revealed before your very eyes? Well stop, because all that will probably kill you. From mundane comets in our solar backyard to exotic remnants of the Big Bang, from dying stars to young galaxies, the universe may be beautiful, but it's treacherous. Using metaphors and easy-to-understand language, How to Die in Space breathes fresh life into astrophysics, unveiling how particles and forces and fields interplay to create the drama in the heavens above us.--Provided by publisher.


How to read nonfiction like a professor : a smart, irreverent guide to biography, history, journalism, blogs, and everything in between / Thomas C. Foster.

How to read nonfiction like a professor : a smart, irreverent guide to biography, history, journalism, blogs, and everything in between / Thomas C. Foster.
The New York Times bestselling author of How to Read Literature Like a Professor uses the same skills to teach how to access accurate information in a rapidly changing 24/7 news cycle and become better readers, thinkers, and consumers of media.


Natural palettes : inspiration from plant-based color / Sasha Duerr.

Natural palettes : inspiration from plant-based color / Sasha Duerr.
An innovative plant-based color guide that includes twenty-five palettes with five hundred natural color swatches, providing inspiration for sustainable fashion, textiles, fine art, floral design, food, medicine, gardening, interior design, and other creative disciplines--


Three tigers, one mountain : a journey through the bitter history and current conflicts of China, Korea, and Japan / Michael Booth.

Three tigers, one mountain : a journey through the bitter history and current conflicts of China, Korea, and Japan / Michael Booth.
From the author of The Almost Nearly Perfect People, a lively tour through Japan, Korea, and China, exploring the intertwined cultures and often fraught history of these neighboring countries. There is an ancient Chinese proverb that states, Two tigers cannot share the same mountain. However, in East Asia, there are three tigers on that mountain: China, Japan, and Korea, and they have a long history of turmoil and tension with each other. In his latest entertaining and thought provoking narrative travelogue, Michael Booth sets out to discover how deep, really, is the enmity between these three tiger nations, and what prevents them from making peace. Currently China's economic power continues to grow, Japan is becoming more militaristic, and Korea struggles to reconcile its westernized south with the dictatorial Communist north. Booth, long fascinated with the region, travels by car, ferry, train, and foot, experiencing the people and culture of these nations up close. No matter where he goes, the burden of history, and the memory of past atrocities, continues to overshadow present relationships. Ultimately, Booth seeks a way forward for these closely intertwined, neighboring nations. An enlightening, entertaining and sometimes sobering journey through China, Japan, and Korea, Three Tigers, One Mountain is an intimate and in-depth look at some of the world's most powerful and important countries--


Thank you for voting : the maddening, enlightening, inspiring truth about voting in America / Erin Geiger Smith.

Thank you for voting : the maddening, enlightening, inspiring truth about voting in America / Erin Geiger Smith.
In this concise, lively look at the past, present, and future of voting, a journalist examines the long and continuing fight for voting equality, why so few Americans today vote, and innovative ways to educate and motivate them; included are checklists of what to do before election day to prepare to vote and encourage others.


The influence of Soros : politics, power, and the struggle for an open society / Emily Tamkin.

The influence of Soros : politics, power, and the struggle for an open society / Emily Tamkin.
For years hedge fund tycoon George Soros has been demonized by GOP politicians, fringe outlets, and right-wing media personalities, who claim Soros often manipulates the global economy and masterminds the radical left. He has been accused of 'white genocide,' and paying migrants to seek asylum in the United States. Weaving biography, cultural commentary, and investigative reporting, Tamkin brings into focus the man and his myth to examine how much influence he actually has on politics. Is Soros simply a left-wing version of the Koch brothers? Or is he genuinely trying to make the world a better place? Ultimately, Tamkin asks, can a truly open society exist if any one man can have the kind of power Soros wields? -- adapted from jacket~The George Soros conspiracy is a frequent right-wing talking point: he pays protesters and influences elections. But the left isn't standing up to defend the billionaire who supports leftist causes. Reporter Emily Tamkin explores the genesis of Soros's influence and the truth of the conspiracies that surround him--


The deportation machine : America's long history of expelling immigrants / Adam Goodman.

The deportation machine : America's long history of expelling immigrants / Adam Goodman.
This revelatory book chronicles the devastating human costs of deportation and the innovative strategies people have adopted to fight against the machine and redefine belonging in ways that transcend citizenship.--Page [3] of cover.


Sex and lies : true stories of women's intimate lives in the Arab world / Leïla Slimani ; translated from the French by Sophie Lewis.

Sex and lies : true stories of women's intimate lives in the Arab world / Leïla Slimani ; translated from the French by Sophie Lewis.
Leila Slimani was in her native Morocco promoting her novel Adèle, about a woman addicted to sex, when she began meeting women who confided the dark secrets of their sexual lives. In Morocco, adultery, abortion, homosexuality, prostitution, and sex outside of marriage are all punishable by law, and women have only two choices: They can be wives or virgins. Sex and Lies combines vivid, often harrowing testimonies with Slimani's passionate and intelligent commentary to make a galvanizing case for a sexual revolution in the Arab world.--


Co-parenting through separation and divorce : putting your children first / Jann Blackstone, PsyD ; David L. Hill, MD, FAAP.

Co-parenting through separation and divorce : putting your children first / Jann Blackstone, PsyD ; David L. Hill, MD, FAAP.
As you face one of life's most difficult transitions, divorce and child custody mediator Dr. Blackstone and pediatrician Dr. Hill offer step-by-step guidance on how to put your children first. This road map covers communicating the news in a developmentally appropriate way, helping children cope and preventing the effects of toxic stress, shared custody and parenting plans, confronting bad-mouthing and other challenges to positive co-parenting, handling concerns about safety or abuse, remarriage and blending families, co-parenting for the long haul, through the teen years and beyond, and more, with the goal of healthy, happy kids informing every step along the way-from the publisher.


Youth to power : your voice and how to use it / Jamie Margolin.

Youth to power : your voice and how to use it / Jamie Margolin.
The 1963 Children's March in Birmingham, Alabama. Tiananmen Square, 1989. The 2016 Dakota Access Pipeline protests. March for Our Lives, and School Strike for Climate. What do all these social justice movements have in common? They were led by passionate, informed, engaged young people. Jamie Margolin has been organizing and protesting since she was fourteen years old. Now the co-leader of a global climate action movement, she knows better than most how powerful a young person can be. You don't have to be able to vote or hold positions of power to change the world. In Youth to Power, Jamie presents the essential guide to changemaking, with advice on writing and pitching op-eds, organizing successful events and peaceful protests, time management as a student activist, utilizing social media and traditional media to spread a message, and sustaining long-term action. She features interviews with prominent young activists including Tokata Iron Eyes of the #NoDAPL movement and Nupol Kiazolu of the #BlackLivesMatter movement, who give guidance on handling backlash, keeping your mental health a priority, and how to avoid getting taken advantage of. Jamie walks readers through every step of what effective, healthy, intersectional activism looks like. Young people have a lot to say. Youth to Power gives you the tools to raise your voice--


Braver than you think : around the world on the trip of my (mother's) lifetime / Maggie Downs.

Braver than you think : around the world on the trip of my (mother's) lifetime / Maggie Downs.
Braver Than You Think is the life-affirming story of how Downs, newly married and established in her career as a journalist, quits her job, sells her belongings, and embarks on the solo trip of a lifetime: Her mother's. Over the course of one year backpacking through seventeen countries - visiting all the places her mother, struck with early-onset Alzheimer's disease, cannot visit herself - Maggie faces some of the world's most exotic locales while confronting the slow loss of her mother and the close bond they shared. Interweaving travelogue with memories of her family, Braver Than You Think takes the reader hiking the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu, whitewater rafting down the Nile, volunteering at a monkey sanctuary in Bolivia, praying at an ashram in India, and fleeing the Arab Spring in Egypt. By embarking on a global journey, Downs embraces what it means to make every moment count - traveling around the globe and home again, losing a parent while discovering the world.--


Endgame : inside the impeachment of Donald J. Trump / Eric Swalwell.

Endgame : inside the impeachment of Donald J. Trump / Eric Swalwell.
How do you stop a rogue president? How do you protect our country from a man who lies, who obstructs justice, and who seeks to cheat with foreign powers to get reelected? Our constitution offers one remedy: impeachment. Thanks to the courageous actions of public servants who came forward to report his abuses of power, on December 18, 2019, President Donald J. Trump became just the third president in US history to be impeached by the House of Representatives. In Endgame, Congressman Eric Swalwell offers his personal account of his path to office and how he and his colleagues resisted, investigated, and impeached a corrupt president. After the shock of the 2016 election and Trump's inauguration (including the luncheon afterward), Swalwell, as a member of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence and the House Judiciary Committee, quickly became involved in pushing back against Trump's outrageous actions as he sought to get to the bottom of foreign interference in our elections. But Republicans were in control of the investigation, and it became clear that taking back the House was essential. Swalwell takes readers inside Congress and through the impeachment process, from Trump's disgraceful phone call with the Ukrainian president, just one day after Robert Mueller testified to Congress, to caucus meetings and conversations with the Speaker to the bombshell public hearings and the historic vote, and then what followed next--the holding of the articles, the news of more possible witnesses, and the sham trial in the Senate. Endgame is fascinating, a gripping read by a unique witness to extraordinary events.


Ghost road : beyond the driverless car / Anthony M. Townsend.

Ghost road : beyond the driverless car / Anthony M. Townsend.
A penetrating look at near-future disruption as truly autonomous vehicles arrive. For decades we have tried to build a car that will drive itself. Anthony M. Townsend's Ghost Road argues convincingly that the driverless car is a red herring. When self-driving technology infects buses, bikes, delivery vans, and even buildings, a wild, woollier, future awaits. Technology will transform life behind the wheel into a hi-def video game that makes our ride safer, smoother, and more efficient. Meanwhile, autonomous vehicles will turbocharge our appetite for the instant delivery of goods, making the future as much about moving stuff as it is about moving people. For-profit companies will link the automated machines that move us to the cloud, raising concerns about mobility monopolies and privatization of the curb. Our cities and towns will change as we embrace new ways to get around. Ghost Road explains where we might be headed together in driverless vehicles, and the choices we must make as societies and individuals to shape that future--


How management works : the concepts visually explained / consultant editor, Philippa Anderson.

How management works : the concepts visually explained / consultant editor, Philippa Anderson.
Is it more effective to lead through influence or control? Is delegation the key to productivity? How do you deal with different personalities? Drawing on the latest theories and practices, this book shows you the secrets to better communication, negotiation, leadership, and project management. With striking graphics and clear, accessible language -- and packed with fascinating facts -- How Management Works explains everything you need to know to build your management skills and get the very best out of your team. -- Back cover.


Un-American : a soldier's reckoning of our longest war / Erik Edstrom.

Un-American : a soldier's reckoning of our longest war / Erik Edstrom.
A whistle-blowing manifesto about America's unchallenged war machine, from a new kind of military hero. First: Imagine your own death. Second: Imagine America's wars from the other side. Third: Imagine what might have been if the war were never fought. Un-American poses these startling circumstances in a searing examination of America and Americans at war. Erik Edstrom grew up in suburban Massachusetts with an idealistic desire to make an impact, ultimately leading him to the gates of West Point. Five years later, he was deployed to Afghanistan as an infantry lieutenant. Throughout his military career, he confronted atrocities, buried his friends, wrestled with depression, and struggled with an understanding that the war he fought in, and the youth he traded to prepare for it, was in contribution to a bitter truth: The War on Terror is not just a tragedy, but a crime. The deeper tragedy is that our country lacks the courage and conviction to say so. Un-American is a hybrid of social commentary and memoir that exposes how blind support for war exacerbates the problems it's intended to resolve, devastates the people allegedly being helped, and diverts assets from far larger threats like climate change. Un-American is a revolutionary act, offering a blueprint for redressing America's relationship with patriotism, the military, and military spending.--


Brag better : master the art of fearless self-promotion / Meredith Fineman.

Brag better : master the art of fearless self-promotion / Meredith Fineman.
If you prefer to just put your head down and do the work, or if you feel like bragging is icky, you are sabotaging yourself without knowing it. Doing good work is no guarantee anyone will notice it. You need a strategy for communicating your achievements and skill sets to others. Meredith Fineman has built a thriving career training the Qualified Quiet: competent professionals who struggle to communicate their worth to others. Rather than pretending that you're more qualified or confident than you are, or inserting self-promotion into conversations at inappropriate times, Fineman advocates finding quiet confidence in your opinions, abilities, and background, and then turning up the volume. In this book, Fineman shares the game-changing tools she's developed over the past decade that make bragging feel easy, including: - Eliminate words that undermine your work and find better ones--like your bio saying you're trying or attempting to do something instead that you ARE doing it. - Get remembered by focusing your personal brand and voice on key adjectives (like effective, subtle, and edgy) - Practice explaining what you do in simple, sticky terms to earn respect and recognition from the public and people at work. Our culture rewards loud voices over qualified ones. To create a thoughtful, diverse dialogue, we need you to tell the world who you are and what you want--with volume. If you're ready to unlock career opportunities and help others shine, this book is for you--


War for eternity : inside Bannon's far-right circle of global power brokers / Benjamin R. Teitelbaum.

War for eternity : inside Bannon's far-right circle of global power brokers / Benjamin R. Teitelbaum.
An explosive and unprecedented inside look at Steve Bannon's entourage of global powerbrokers and the hidden alliances shaping today's geopolitical upheaval. In 2015, Bloomberg News named Steve Bannon the most dangerous political operative in America. Since then, he has grown exponentially more powerful-and not only in the United States. In this groundbreaking and urgent account, award-winning scholar of the radical right Benjamin Teitelbaum takes readers behind-the-scenes of Bannon's global campaign against modernity. Inspired by a radical twentieth-century ideology called Traditionalism, Bannon and a small group of right-wing powerbrokers are planning new political mobilizations on a global scale-discussed and debated in secret meetings organized by Bannon in hotel suites and private apartments in DC, Europe and South America. Their goal? To upend the world order and reorganize geopolitics on the basis of archaic values rather than modern ideals of democracy, freedom, social progress, and human rights. Their strenuous efforts are already producing results, from the fortification of borders throughout the world and the targeting of immigrants, to the undermining of the European Union and United States governments, and the expansion of Russian influence. Drawing from exclusive interviews with Bannon's hidden network of far-right thinkers, years of academic research into the radical right, and with unprecedented access to the esoteric salons where they meet, Teitelbaum exposes their considerable impact on the world and their radical vision for the future--


Miss World 1970 : how I entered a pageant and wound up making history / Jennifer Hosten ; foreword by Gugu Mbatha-Raw.

Miss World 1970 : how I entered a pageant and wound up making history / Jennifer Hosten ; foreword by Gugu Mbatha-Raw.
1970 was the last year of the Beatles and the first year of the supersonic Concorde--a time of new possibilities and social upheaval, and Jennifer Hosten, a young airline hostess from the Caribbean island of Grenada, was as surprised as anyone to find herself in the midst of it. After winning a Miss Grenada contest, she travelled to London for the 1970 Miss World pageant and arrived at Royal Albert Hall determined to make her mark. So, too, did members of the fledgling Women's Liberation movement who chose that globally-televised moment to protest the sexual exploitation of women. They planted bombs, stormed the hall, and chased comedian Bob Hope from the stage. By the end of the night, the world had been introduced to both radical feminism and a new ideal of feminine beauty. Ms. Hosten was the first woman of color crowned Miss World. Miss World 1970 is the story of the craziest and most meaningful pageant ever, an inspiring account of Ms. Hosten's barrier-breaking win and her subsequent globe-trotting career as a development worker and diplomat. With historic photographs, movie stills, and a foreword by acclaimed actress Gugu Mbatha-Raw.--


Sex matters : how male-centric medicine endangers women's health and what we can do about it / Alyson J. McGregor, MD, MA, FACEP.

Sex matters : how male-centric medicine endangers women's health and what we can do about it / Alyson J. McGregor, MD, MA, FACEP.
Exposes that all medical models -- in research and practice -- are male-centric and shows how the biological, biochemical, psychological, and neurological differences between men and women affect issues such as preventative care, emergency care, drug prescriptions, and pain management. Also looks at how race, class, and gender identity are disproportionately affected by this.


This too shall last : finding grace when suffering lingers / K.J. Ramsey ; foreword by Kelly M. Kapic.

This too shall last : finding grace when suffering lingers / K.J. Ramsey ; foreword by Kelly M. Kapic.
Through personal story and insights from neuroscience and theology, Ramsey invites us to let our tears become lenses of the wonder that before God ever rescues us, he stands in solidarity with us. We are all mid-story in circumstances we did not choose, wondering when our hard things will end and where grace will come if they don't. We don't need to make suffering a before-and-after story. Together we can encounter the grace that enters the middle of our stories, where living with suffering that lingers means receiving God's presence that lasts.


The gay agenda : a modern queer history & handbook / Ashley Molesso + Chess Needham.

The gay agenda : a modern queer history & handbook / Ashley Molesso + Chess Needham.
This colorful digest is a keepsake honoring LGBT+ people and the ongoing fight to gain--and maintain--equality for all. Inside the GAY AGENDA, you'll find trivia, tributes, history, and advice about: coming out, Marsha P. Johnson, pride flags, the Queer Liberation March, the AIDS crisis, safe sex, police raids, Radclyffe Hall, dating, queer terminology, religion (being gay), gender identity, James Baldwin, and the Stonewall Riots. -- Back cover.


The motherly guide to becoming mama : redefining the pregnancy, birth, and postpartum journey / Jill Koziol and Liz Tenety, Founders of Motherly ; with Diana Spalding, MSN, CNM.

The motherly guide to becoming mama : redefining the pregnancy, birth, and postpartum journey / Jill Koziol and Liz Tenety, Founders of Motherly ; with Diana Spalding, MSN, CNM.
Pregnancy is about more than simply growing a baby-- it's about becoming a mama. Long before your baby is born, motherhood means a decision to focus on your health; to start saving up for your first home; to connect more deeply with your partner. Motherhood will mold you in unexpected ways-- but becoming a mama doesn't mean leaving the woman you are behind. Koziol, Tenety and Spalding are here to coach you through this season of transformation. -- adapted from Dear Mama


Twisted : the tangled history of black hair culture / Emma Dabiri.

Twisted : the tangled history of black hair culture / Emma Dabiri.
Despite increasingly liberal world views, black hair continues to be erased, appropriated, and stigmatized to the point of taboo. Through her personal and historical journey, Dabiri gleans insights into the way racism is coded in society's perception of black hair--and how it is often used as an avenue for discrimination. Dabiri takes us from pre-colonial Africa, through the Harlem Renaissance, and into today's Natural Hair Movement, exploring everything from women's solidarity and friendship, to the criminalization of dreadlocks, to the dubious provenance of Kim Kardashian's braids. Through the lens of hair texture, Dabiri leads us on a historical and cultural investigation of the global history of racism--and her own personal journey of self-love and finally, acceptance. Deeply researched and powerfully resonant, Twisted proves that far from being only hair, black hairstyling culture can be understood as an allegory for black oppression and, ultimately, liberation. -- adapted from back cover


Go to sleep (I miss you) : cartoons from the fog of new parenthood / Lucy Knisley.

Go to sleep (I miss you) : cartoons from the fog of new parenthood / Lucy Knisley.
Lucy Knisley is one of the great memoirists of the graphic novel format. Following the completion of her pregnancy memoir Kid Gloves (and the birth of her baby), Lucy embarked on a new project: documenting new motherhood in short, spontaneous little cartoons, which she posted on her Instagram, and which quickly gained her a huge cult following among other moms.--Provided by publisher.


Of color : essays / Jaswinder Bolina.

Of color : essays / Jaswinder Bolina.
In his debut essay collection, award-winning poet Jaswinder Bolina dissects how race, as he puts it, becomes metaphysical : the cumulative toll of the microaggressions and macro-pressures lurking in the academic market, on the literary circuit, in the dating pool, and on the sidewalks of any given U.S. city. Training a keenly thoughtful lens on questions about immigration and assimilation and class, about the political utility of art, and about what it means to belong to a language and a nation that brand you as other, Of Color is a bold, expansive, and finally optimistic diagnosis of present-day America. --


Tasty pride : 75 recipes and stories from the queer food community / Jesse Szewczyk.

Tasty pride : 75 recipes and stories from the queer food community / Jesse Szewczyk.
From the wildly popular, fiercly inclusive BuzzFeed cooking brand comes 75 recipes from prominent LGBTQ+ cooks and foodies--


After Callimachus : poems / Stephanie Burt; foreword by Mark Payne.

After Callimachus : poems / Stephanie Burt; foreword by Mark Payne.
This is a collection of free translations from the ancient Greek poet Callimachus, whose surviving work includes the Aitia, a narrative elegy; the Iambi, short poems on occasional themes; and the Hecale, a small-scale epic. The poet and critic Stephanie Burt has written contemporary adaptations of what she calls Callimachus's lyric, epigrammatic, and narrative genius for our times. These are not literal translations for students of Greek, but instead free translations intended to bring poetry of classical antiquity into modern verse. Considered a major poet in Greek and European readings but not yet in English, Callimachus is remembered for a few sayings, among them mega biblion, mega kakon: a big, or long, or great book (an epic, for example) is a great evil, or a big, bad thing. Burt's intention is to make Callimachus' miniaturist, irony-loving, anti-macho sensibility more accessible to Anglophone readers, with the advantage that Callimachus speaks without centuries of great English poets who have already adapted him. The Lockert Library of Poetry in Translation embraces a wide geographic and temporal range, from Scandinavia to Latin America to the subcontinent of India, from the Tang Dynasty to Europe of the modern day. It especially emphasizes poets who are established in their native lands and who are being introduced to an English-speaking audience--


Invisible kingdom Volume 1, Walking the path / writer, G. Willow Wilson ; artist, Christian Ward ; letterer, Sal Cipriano.

Invisible kingdom Volume 1, Walking the path /  writer, G. Willow Wilson ; artist, Christian Ward ; letterer, Sal Cipriano.
In a small solar system in a far-flung galaxy, two women -- one a young religious acolyte and the other a hard-bitten freighter pilot --uncover a conspiracy between the leaders of the most dominant religion and an all-consuming mega-corporation. On the run from reprisals on both sides, this unlikely pair must decide where their loyalties lie -- and risk plunging the world into anarchy if they reveal the truth--


Dark nights : metal / Scott Snyder [and others], writers ; Greg Capullo, penciller ; Jonathan Glapion, inker ; FCO Plascencia, colorist ; Mikel Janín, Jorge Jimenez, Doug Mahnke [and others], additional artists ; Alejandro Sanchez, Wil Quintana [and others], colorists ; Steve Wands [and others], letterers ; Greg Capullo, Jonathan Glapion & FCO Plascencia, collection cover artists.

Dark nights : metal / Scott Snyder [and others], writers ; Greg Capullo, penciller ; Jonathan Glapion, inker ; FCO Plascencia, colorist ; Mikel Janín, Jorge Jimenez, Doug Mahnke [and others], additional artists ; Alejandro Sanchez, Wil Quintana [and others], colorists ; Steve Wands [and others], letterers ; Greg Capullo, Jonathan Glapion & FCO Plascencia, collection cover artists.
Beyond our universe, there is the Multiverse ... and beneath the Multiverse is a nightmare realm where every fear that has ever been felt on our Earth becomes reality. Now an evil force as old as time wants to drag us down into the shadows, into the realm of never-ending terror. But when the door between worlds opens, it's not just any nightmares that come spilling out. They call themselves the Dark Knights. Each one is a twisted version of Batman from a world where one of his worst fears has come true. With the invasion underway and Batman trapped in the Dark Multiverse, the Justice League must undergo an impossible quest to find the mysterious metals capable of repelling the Dark Knights and their master, the fearsome Barbatos. If they fail, everything they've ever known will be plunged into eternal darkness. But the true horror is...what if they're already too late?--


Your second act : inspiring stories of reinvention / Patricia Heaton.

Your second act : inspiring stories of reinvention / Patricia Heaton.
Patricia Heaton knows what it's like to stage a second act and navigate pivotal transitions in life. When Heaton's children left the nest, she found herself in a new and unfamiliar stage of life, compelling her to evaluate which direction to take next. She discovered she had the time to pursue passions that were previously placed on hold, both personally and professionally. She made her move and took a step forward in her career and for the first time, Heaton is not only the star of her own show, but also the executive producer. She also now finds her greatest fulfillment in using her influence to support humanitarian efforts as a Celebrity Ambassador for World Vision, the world's largest non-governmental organization. She and her husband support their work in poverty relief around the globe, something that was planted in her heart long ago. Through her own experience, Heaton became curious about other people's stories of second-act transitions and ways to offer support in the process. In her new book, Your Second Act, she shares wisdom from her own personal journey as well as insight from stories of numerous people across the country. From work to health, to love and more, the results are heartwarming, inspiring, and surprisingly relatable! Filled with light-hearted anecdotes and pragmatic steps to help you discover your own path, Your Second Act shows us that midlife doesn't have to be about crisis when you focus on the opportunity. --


Black Hammer/Justice League. written by Jeff Lemire ; art by Michael Walsh ; color assists by Toni-Marie Griffin ; letters by Nate Piekos of Blambot.

Black Hammer/Justice League.  written by Jeff Lemire ; art by Michael Walsh ; color assists by Toni-Marie Griffin ; letters by Nate Piekos of Blambot.
DC Comics and Dark Horse Comics present the ultimate superhero crossover event of 2019! A strange man arrives simultaneously on Black Hammer Farm and in Metropolis and both worlds are warped as Starro attacks! Batman, Green Lantern, Flash, Wonder Woman, Superman, and more crossover with Golden Gail, Colonel Weird and the rest of the Black Hammer gang!--Page [4] of cover.


Eight-lane runaways / Henry Mccausland

Eight-lane runaways /  Henry Mccausland
Right from the starting block, you'll realize that 'Eight-Lane Runaways' is not like any graphic novel you've read before. As you're thrown into a fantastical world of endless tracks, you meet a team of young people briskly attempting to complete their calling, whether it be finding their lost cats, earning one last self-made merit badge, or flying a kite to the moon. One runner relies on her poncho to give her direction. Another deals with a suddenly missing appendage. There's also algebra dogs, a juice institute, and a helping network that consists of miles of string that proves that no matter how far apart, the friends you can rely on are the ones you met while pacing life's twisty-turny trails. Henry McCausland, a published illustrator in places like The Guardian and The New York Times, brings a flowing page layout that showcases his elaborate landscapes and thrilling kinetic energy, matching them with a laugh-out-loud idiosyncratic sense of humor. Whether you read it as a fever pitch surrealistic Olympic games or a touching tale of working together, 'Eight-Lane Runaways' is sure to be one of the most talked-about debuts of 2020.


Paying the land / Joe Sacco.

Paying the land /  Joe Sacco.
The Dene have lived in the vast Mackenzie River Valley since time immemorial, by their account. To the Dene, the land owns them, not the other way around, and it is central to their livelihood and very way of being. But the subarctic Canadian Northwest Territories are home to valuable resources, including oil, gas, and diamonds. With mining came jobs and investment, but also road-building, pipelines, and toxic waste, which scarred the landscape, and alcohol, drugs, and debt, which deformed a way of life. In Paying the Land, Joe Sacco travels the frozen North to reveal a people in conflict over the costs and benefits of development. The mining boom is only the latest assault on indigenous culture: Sacco recounts the shattering impact of a residential school system that aimed to remove the Indian from the child; the destructive process that drove the Dene from the bush into settlements and turned them into wage laborers; the government land claims stacked against the Dene Nation; and their uphill efforts to revive a wounded culture. Against a vast and gorgeous landscape that dwarfs all human scale, Paying the Land lends an ear to trappers and chiefs, activists and priests, to tell a sweeping story about money, dependency, loss, and culture-recounted in stunning visual detail by one of the greatest cartoonists alive--


Young guns : obsession, Overwatch, and the future of gaming / Austin Moorhead.

Young guns : obsession, Overwatch, and the future of gaming / Austin Moorhead.
Welcome to the high-stakes world of esports where shit-talking teenage gamers, billionaire sports franchise owners, and celebrity entrepreneurs are all competing to understand and conquer the fast-emerging future of entertainment. The burgeoning frontier of professional gaming has moved beyond the niche corners of the internet to become a global phenomenon, upending youth viewership for the major sports leagues and opening a generational rift over the nature of athletics. Soon, professional video game competitions may well be as ingrained in our culture as Monday Night Football.--Amazon.com.


Honey and venom : confessions of an urban beekeeper / Andrew Coté.

Honey and venom : confessions of an urban beekeeper / Andrew Coté.
Andrew Coté has one of the most intriguing, challenging, and unique jobs in New York City--maintaining millions of honey bees atop some of the city's most iconic buildings. His apiaries have crowned the Waldorf Astoria and the Museum of Modern Art; reside on the North Lawn of the United Nations; reign above stores, hotels, restaurants, schools, churches, and synagogues; and are situated in community gardens, and even cemeteries, throughout the five boroughs. Widely recognized as New York City's premier urban beekeeper, in this debut collection, Coté takes readers with him on his daily apiary adventures over the course of a year, in the city and across the globe ...


The dreaming Volume 1, Pathways and emanations / written by Simon Spurrier, Neil Gaiman, Kat Howard, Nalo Hopkinson, Dan Waters ; art by Bilquis Evely, Abigail Larson, Tom Fowler, Dominike "Domo" Stanton, Max Fiumara, Sebastian Fiumara ; colors by Matt Lopes, Quinton Winter ; letters by Simon Bowland.

The dreaming Volume 1, Pathways and emanations /  written by Simon Spurrier, Neil Gaiman, Kat Howard, Nalo Hopkinson, Dan Waters ; art by Bilquis Evely, Abigail Larson, Tom Fowler, Dominike
One of four books expanding Neil Gaiman's acclaimed Sandman Universe. There is a place where gods are born and stories are spun. Today its walls lie slashed and bleeding. Twenty-three years after he was anointed as its master, the lord of dreams has inexplicably abandoned his domain. Lord Daniel's absence triggers a series of crimes and calamities that consume the lives of those already tangled in his fate. Until he is found, his realm's residents must protect its broken borders alone. But the most senior storytellers are tormented by invasive secrets, the warden Lucien is doubting his own mind, and beyond the gates, something horrific awaits with tooth and talon. Only Dora, the monstrous, finds opportunity in madness, stealing dreams for the highest bidder. But she has no idea how deep the danger lies. Meanwhile, in Daniel's gallery, something new is growing ...--Amazon.com.


Beyond [awkward] side hugs : living as Christian brothers and sisters in a sex-crazed world / Bronwyn Lea.

Beyond [awkward] side hugs : living as Christian brothers and sisters in a sex-crazed world / Bronwyn Lea.
It doesn't have to be this weird. When it comes to relationships between men and women, we have more questions than answers: How do we keep relationships with the opposite sex healthy--and still hug each other after small group? Is it possible for married men and women to be friends with people of the opposite sex? What does it mean to be a woman if you're not a wife, or a man if you're not a husband? Jesus' pattern for church living was one of family--of brothers and sisters living in intimate, life-giving community with each other. With story, sensitivity, and hope, Beyond Awkward Side Hugs invites us to leave behind eroticized, fear-based patterns and move toward gendered, generous relationships between men and women of character as we love one another as Jesus did.--Cover.


Crazy for birds / Misha Maynerick Blaise.

Crazy for birds /  Misha Maynerick Blaise.
An exuberant and vibrant illustrated exploration of birds and our relationships with them. With enthralling facts, humorous anecdotes, and gorgeous artwork, artist Misha Blaise pays loving homage to these amazing beings that populate our skies and share the planet with us. Using her own adoration of birds as a starting point to explore avian minutiae both strange and fascinating, Blaise winds through the interconnectedness between humans and our feathered friends, from the eccentric people who obsess about birds to the compelling ways people have integrated birds into culture throughout history, as well as our similar behaviors, kindred intelligence, and shared habitats. Thoughtful, philosophical, and delighting, Crazy for Birds pairs beautiful artwork with whimsical writing to explore the many wonders of birds--


A gift for a ghost : a graphic novel / by Borja González ; English translation by Lee Douglas.

A gift for a ghost : a graphic novel / by Borja González ; English translation by Lee Douglas.
In Borja González's stunning graphic novel, two parallel stories reflect and intertwine in a tale of youthful dreams and desires. In 1856, Teresa, a young aristocrat, is more interested in writing avantgarde horror poetry than making a suitable marriage. In 2016, three teenage girls, Gloria, Laura, and Cristina, want to start a punk band called the Black Holes. They have everything they need: attitude, looks, instinct . . . and an alarming lack of musical talent. They've barely started rehearsing when strange things begin to happen. As their world and Teresa's intersect, they're haunted by the echo of something that happened 160 years ago.--Publisher's website.


Awestruck : how embracing wonder can make you happier, healthier, and more connected / Jonah Paquette, PsyD.

Awestruck : how embracing wonder can make you happier, healthier, and more connected / Jonah Paquette, PsyD.
Think of how you feel when you watch a gorgeous sunset, listen to a poignant piece of music, or witness an inspiring act of kindness from one stranger to another. We experience awe when we come across something so vast, so powerful, or so moving, that we can't fully wrap our minds around it. Our innate desire to feel awe is nothing new-the ability to experience awe is as core to the human experience as breathing, eating, sleeping, and mating. The science of awe is both exciting and new, and it can have powerful implications for the way we live our lives. This book explores how awe can be part of our path towards greater health, happiness, and meaning in our lives. --


Places I've taken my body : essays / Molly McCully Brown.

Places I've taken my body : essays / Molly McCully Brown.
In sixteen intimate essays, poet Molly McCully Brown explores living within and beyond the limits of a body-in her case, one shaped since birth by cerebral palsy, a permanent and often painful movement disorder. In spite of-indeed, in response to-physical constraints, Brown leads a peripatetic life: the essays comprise a vivid travelogue set throughout the United States and Europe, ranging from the rural American South of her childhood to the cobblestoned streets of Bologna, Italy. Moving between these locales and others, Brown constellates the subjects that define her inside and out: a disabled and conspicuous body, a religious conversion, a missing twin, a life in poetry. As she does, she depicts vividly for us not only her own life but a striking array of sites and topics, among them Mary Shelley's Frankenstein and the world's oldest anatomical theater, the American Eugenics movement, and Jerry Falwell's Liberty University. Throughout, Brown offers us the gift of her exquisite sentences, woven together in consideration, always, of what it means to be human-flawed, potent, feeling--


Steeple / script and art, John Allison ; colorist, Sarah Stern ; letterer, Jim Campbell.

Steeple /  script and art, John Allison ; colorist, Sarah Stern ; letterer, Jim Campbell.
Two women with wildly different worldviews become unlikely friends as they navigate the supernatural happenings in a sleepy coastal parish--and soon find themselves forced to choose sides in the war between good and evil, facing demons, curses, and a miniature Rapture!--


The demagogue's playbook : the battle for American democracy from the founders to Trump / Eric A. Posner.

The demagogue's playbook : the battle for American democracy from the founders to Trump / Eric A. Posner.
Cuts through the hyperbole and hysteria that often distorts assessments of our republic, particularly at this time. - Alan Taylor, winner of the 2014 Pulitzer Prize for History What-and who-is a demagogue? How did America's Founders envision the presidency? What should a constitutional democracy look like-and how can it be fixed when it appears to be broken? Something is definitely wrong with Donald Trump's presidency, but what exactly? The extraordinary negative reaction to Trump's election-by conservative intellectuals, liberals, Democrats, and global leaders alike-goes beyond ordinary partisan and policy disagreements. It reflects genuine fear about the vitality of our constitutional system. The Founders, reaching back to classical precedents, feared that their experiment in mass self-government could produce a demagogue: a charismatic ruler who would gain and hold on to power by manipulating the public rather than by advancing the public good. President Trump, who has played to the mob and attacked institutions from the judiciary to the press, appears to embody these ideas. How can we move past his rhetoric and maintain faith in our great nation? In The Demagogue's Playbook, acclaimed legal scholar Eric Posner offers a blueprint for how America can prevent the rise of a demagogue and protect the features of a democracy that help it thrive-and restore national greatness, for one and all--


140 days to Hiroshima : the story of Japan's last chance to avert armageddon / David Dean Barrett.

140 days to Hiroshima : the story of Japan's last chance to avert armageddon / David Dean Barrett.
During the closing months of World War II, the leaders of the United States called for the 'unconditional surrender' of the Japanese Empire while developing history's deadliest weapon. Their enemy responded with a last-ditch plan which called for the suicidal resistance of every able-bodied man and woman. Within the Japanese Supreme Council at the Direction of War, Foreign Minister Shigenori Tōgō risked assassination in his crusade to convince his dysfunctional government, dominated by militarist fanatics, to save his country from annihilation. Barrett takes you into the secret strategy sessions and fierce debates that lead to August 6, 1945, and the chaotic days that followed. -- adapted from jacket~On the 75th anniversary of the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki comes this war-room account from inside the cabinets of the United States and Japan leading to Armageddon on August 6, 1945. Here are the strategy sessions, fierce debates, looming assassinations, and planned invasions that resulted in history's first use of nuclear weapons in combat, and the ensuing chaotic days as Japan struggled to respond to the reality of nuclear war.


Past lives with pets : discover your timeless connection to your beloved companions / Shelley A. Kaehr, PhD.

Past lives with pets : discover your timeless connection to your beloved companions / Shelley A. Kaehr, PhD.
This book provides a journey and exploration of your past lives with pets. It is entertaining and enlightening, while also providing the opportunity for healing. If you're an animal lover who ever wondered why you love your animals so, you've come to the right place--


The groom will keep his name : and other vows I've made about race, resistance, and romance / Matt Ortile.

The groom will keep his name : and other vows I've made about race, resistance, and romance / Matt Ortile.
A debut collection of tender, biting essays on sex, dating, and identity from a gay Filipino immigrant learning to navigate race and resistance in America--


Obsessed : building a brand people love from day one / Emily Heyward.

Obsessed : building a brand people love from day one / Emily Heyward.
We're in the midst of a startup revolution, with new brands popping up every day, taking over our Instagram feeds and vying for our affection. Every category is up for grabs, and traditional brands are seeing their businesses erode as hundreds of small companies encroach on their territory, each hoping to become the next runaway success. But it's not enough to have a great idea, or a cool logo. Emily Heyward founded Red Antler, the Brooklyn based brand and marketing company, to help entrepreneurs embed brand as a driver of business success from the beginning. In Obsessed, Heyward outlines the new principles of what it takes to build and launch a brand that has people queuing up to buy it on opening day. She takes you behind the scenes of the creation of some of today's hottest new brands, showing you: how Casper was able to upend the mattress industry by building a beloved brand where none had existed before; how the dating app Hinge won a fanatical user base and great word-of-mouth with the promise that the app was designed to be deleted; why luggage startup Away, now valued at $1.4 billion, could build their brand around love of travel by launching with just one product--a hard-shell carry-on suitcase--rather than a whole range of luggage offerings. Whether you're starting a new business, launching a new product line, or looking to refresh a brand for a new generation of customers, Obsessed shows you why the old rules of brand-building no longer apply, and what really works for today's customers--


The end of white politics : how to heal our liberal divide / Zerlina Maxwell.

The end of white politics : how to heal our liberal divide / Zerlina Maxwell.
In the entire history of the United States of America, we've never elected a woman as our president. And we've only had one president who was not a white man. After working on two presidential campaigns (for Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton), MSNBC political analyst and SiriusXM host Zerlina Maxwell gained first-hand knowledge of everything liberals have been doing right over the past few elections--and everything they are still doing wrong ... Maxwell argues that it's the liberal-minded party's struggle to engage women and communities of color--and its preoccupation with catering to the white, male working class--that threatens to be its most lethal shortfall. The times--and the demographics--are changing, and in order for progressive politics to prevail, we must acknowledge our shortcomings, take ownership of our flaws, and do everything in our power to level the playing field for all Americans--


A good apology : four steps to make things right / Molly Howes, PhD.

A good apology : four steps to make things right / Molly Howes, PhD.
Dr. Molly Howes uses her own experiences with patients at her practice to exemplify the importance of a proper apology, and how we can all hone our technique. Learn how to craft an effective apology with this four-step model: 1. Listen to and empathize with the other person's hurt 2. Make a sincere statement of regret and acknowledge harmful actions 3. Make restitution for the pain caused 4. Prevent repetition of the injury An apology is a small-scale event between people, but it's enormously powerful. Never until now has there been a comprehensive book giving readers the tools to fix their relationships, make amends, and move forward, all through the power of a great apology--


Sealand : the true story of the world's most stubborn micro nation and its eccentric royal family / Dylan Taylor-Lehman.

Sealand : the true story of the world's most stubborn micro nation and its eccentric royal family / Dylan Taylor-Lehman.
Sealand is the raucous tale of how a rogue adventurer seized the disused World War II anti-aircraft gun platform, settled his family on it, and defended their rebel nation from British government officials and armed mercenaries for half a century. Incorporating original interviews with surviving Sealand royals, Dylan Taylor-Leham recounts the battles and schemes as Roy and his crew engaged with shady businessmen, entertained pirate radio and TV broadcasters, and even thwarted an attempted coup. Incredibly, the self-proclaimed independent nation still stands today--replete with its own constitution, national flag and anthem, currency, and passports.--Taken from back book cover.


Apsara engine / Bishakh Som.

Apsara engine /  Bishakh Som.
In trans illustrator Bishakh Som's debut work of fiction, questions of gender, the body, and existential conformity are explored over the course of eight speculative and graphic short stories--


Goblin girl / Moa Romanova ; translated from Swedish by Melissa Bowers.

Goblin girl /  Moa Romanova ; translated from Swedish by Melissa Bowers.
A dating site match goes really wrong in this troubling, funny graphic memoir. Things seem to be looking up when Moa Romanova -- broke, depressed, and living in a squat above an old store -- matches with a very famous celebrity on a popular hook-up site. Not only does the 53-year-old man like Moa -- he also immediately validates and motivates her in a way that not even her therapist does, even offering to help financially support her artistic ambitions. However, Moa soon discovers that there are strings attached. Drawn in a style that's de Chirico by way of the '80s, Romanova's relatable graphic memoir is a thought-provoking debut.--Amazon.


Jack Kirby : the epic life of the king of comics / Tom Scioli.

Jack Kirby : the epic life of the king of comics / Tom Scioli.
This sweeping, full-color comic book biography tells the complete life story of Jack Kirby, co-creator of some of the most enduring superheroes and villains of the twentieth century for Marvel Comics, DC Comics, and more. Critically acclaimed graphic novelist Tom Scioli breathes visual life into Kirby's life story--from his days growing up in New York during the Great Depression and discovering a love for science fiction and cartoons to his time on the frontlines in the European theatre of World War II where he experienced the type of action and adventure he'd later imbue his comic pages with, and on to his world-changing collaborations at Marvel with Stan Lee, where the pair redefined comics as a part of pop culture.--


A furious sky : the five-hundred-year history of America's hurricanes / Eric Jay Dolin.

A furious sky : the five-hundred-year history of America's hurricanes / Eric Jay Dolin.
The best-selling author of Leviathan returns with the first major historical account of America's hurricanes, and reveals how they've shaped our nation. From the moment European colonists laid violent claim to this land, hurricanes have had a profound and visceral impact on American history-yet, no one has attempted to write the definitive account of America's entanglement with these meteorological behemoths. Now, best-selling historian Eric Jay Dolin presents the five-hundred-year story of American hurricanes, from the nameless storms that threatened Columbus' New World voyages, to the devastation wrought by Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico and the escalation of hurricane season as a result of global warming. Populating his narrative with unlikely heroes such as Benito Vines, the nineteenth-century Jesuit priest whose revelatory methods for predicting hurricanes saved countless lives, and journalist Dan Rather, whose coverage of a 1961 hurricane would change broadcasting history, Dolin uncovers the often surprising ways we respond to natural crises. A necessary work of environmental and cultural history, A Furious Sky will change the way we understand the storms on the horizon of America's future--


Stranger in the Shogun's city : a Japanese woman and her world / Amy Stanley.

Stranger in the Shogun's city : a Japanese woman and her world / Amy Stanley.
A vivid, deeply researched work of history that explores the life of an unconventional woman during the first half of the 19th century in Edo-the city that would become Tokyo-and a portrait of a great city on the brink of a momentous encounter with the West.--


Tiananmen 1989 : our shattered hopes / written by Lun Zhang and Adrien Gombeaud ; art by Ameziane ; [translation by Edward Gauvin ; letters by Frank Cvetkovic].

Tiananmen 1989 : our shattered hopes / written by Lun Zhang and Adrien Gombeaud ; art by Ameziane ; [translation by Edward Gauvin ; letters by Frank Cvetkovic].
Follow the story of China's infamous June Fourth Incident -- otherwise known as the Tiananmen Square Massacre -- from the first-hand account of a young sociology teacher who witnessed it all.


The great Gatsby : the graphic novel / F. Scott Fitzgerald ; illustrated by Aya Morton ; text adapted by Fred Fordham.

The great Gatsby : the graphic novel / F. Scott Fitzgerald ; illustrated by Aya Morton ; text adapted by Fred Fordham.
Jay Gatsby had once loved beautiful, spoiled Daisy Buchanan, then lost her to a rich boy. Now, mysteriously wealthy, he is ready to risk everything to woo her back. This is the definitive, textually accurate edition of a classic of twentieth-century literature, The Great Gatsby. The story of the fabulously wealthy Jay Gatsby and his love for the beautiful Daisy Buchanan has been acclaimed by generations of readers; however the first edition contained a number of errors resulting from Fitzgerald's extensive revisions and a rushed production schedule.


How to talk to your kids about climate change : turning angst into action / Harriet Shugarman.

How to talk to your kids about climate change : turning angst into action / Harriet Shugarman.
How to Talk to Your Kids About Climate Change provides tools and strategies for parents to explain the climate emergency to their children, maintain hope in the face of crisis, and galvanize positive action by encouraging today's children to follow their passions in pursuit of a livable world.--


Raising multiracial children : tools for nurturing identity in a racialized world / Farzana Nayani ; foreword by Dr. Paul Spickard ; afterword by Dr. Velina Hasu Houston.

Raising multiracial children : tools for nurturing identity in a racialized world / Farzana Nayani ; foreword by Dr. Paul Spickard ; afterword by Dr. Velina Hasu Houston.
The essential guide to parenting multiracial and multiethnic children of all ages-and learning to nourish, support, and celebrate their multiracial identity.--


That can be arranged : a Muslim love story / Huda Fahmy.

That can be arranged : a Muslim love story / Huda Fahmy.
Chaperones, suitors, and arranged marriages aren't only reserved for the heroines of a Jane Austen novel. They're just another walk in the park for this leading lady, who is on a mission to find her leading lad. From the brilliant comics Yes, I'm Hot in This, Huda Fahmy tells the hilarious story of how she met and married her husband. Navigating mismatched suitors, gossiping aunties, and societal expectations for Muslim women, That Can Be Arranged deftly and hilariously reveals to readers what it can be like to find a husband as an observant Muslim woman in the twenty-first century. So relevant in today's evolving cultural climate, Fahmy's story offers a perceptive and personal glimpse into the sometimes sticky but ultimately rewarding balance of independent choice and tradition.--Provided by publisher.


Happy fat : taking up space in a world that wants to shrink you / Sofie Hagen.

Happy fat : taking up space in a world that wants to shrink you / Sofie Hagen.
In Happy Fat, comedian Sofie Hagen shares how she removed fat-phobic influences from her daily life and found self-acceptance in a world where judgment and discrimination are rife. From shame and sex to airplane seats, love and getting stuck in public toilets, Sofie provides practical tips for readers--drawing wisdom from other Fat Liberation champions along the way. Part memoir, part social commentary, Happy Fat is a funny, angry and impassioned look at how taking up space in a culture that is desperate to reduce you can be radical, emboldening and life-changing.


Dragman : a novel / Steven Appleby ; watercolour by Nicola Sherring.

Dragman : a novel / Steven Appleby ; watercolour by Nicola Sherring.
August Crimp can fly, but only when he wears women's clothes. Soaring above a gorgeous, lush vista of London, he is Dragman, catching falling persons, lost souls, and the odd stranded cat. After he's rejected by the superhero establishment, where masked men chase endorsement deals rather than criminals, August quietly packs up his dress and cosmetics and retreats to normalcy - a wife and son who know nothing of his exploits or inclinations. When a technological innovation allows people to sell their souls, they do so in droves, turning empty, cruel, and hopeless, driven to throw themselves off planes. August is terrified of being outed, but feels compelled to bring back Dragman when Cherry, his young neighbor, begs him to save her parents. Can Dragman take down the forces behind this dreadful new black market? Can August embrace Dragman and step out of the shadows? The debut graphic novel from British cartoon phenomenon Steven Appleby, Dragman is at once a work of artistic brilliance, sly wit, and poignant humanity, a meditation on identity, morality, and desire, delivered with levity and grace--


You're doing great! : and other reasons to stay alive / Tom Papa.

You're doing great! : and other reasons to stay alive / Tom Papa.
Comedian and 'Live from Here' head writer Tom Papa, author of Your Dad Stole My Rake, tackles the modern condition in a warm (and clean) group of short essays. Exploring his favorite topics-- how people really live in modern America and what's truly good and wonderful about our lives-- You're Doing Great features 75 quick-take essays, including: You Don't Have to Live Your Best Life, Don't Open the Mail, I'm So Baked, I'm Going to Mars--If My Wife Will Let Me, Don't Go Tubing, Shut Up and Eat, You're Doing Great: Life isn't perfect. As these pages will show, my life is far from perfect. There have always been problems and there always will be. You can engage politically, you can fight for the things you believe in, you can work really, really hard, but you shouldn't lose track of the fact that while we're doing all that, life is flying by at lightning fast speed. We live in an amazing time filled with airplanes, scooters, and peanut butter cups. We have air conditioning, blenders, and martini shakers. It's time to refocus, enjoy it all, and realize that you're doing great. --


Disfigured : on fairy tales, disability, and making space / Amanda Leduc.

Disfigured : on fairy tales, disability, and making space / Amanda Leduc.
Fairy tales shape how we see the world, so what happens when you identify more with the Beast than Beauty? If every disabled character is mocked and mistreated, how does the Beast ever imagine a happily-ever-after? Amanda Leduc looks at fairy tales from the Brothers Grimm to Disney, showing us how they influence our expectations and behaviour and linking the quest for disability rights to new kinds of stories that celebrate difference.~Challenges the ableism of fairy tales and offers new ways to celebrate the magic of all bodies. In fairy tales, happy endings are the norm - as long as you're beautiful and walk on two legs. After all, the ogre never gets the princess. And since fairy tales are the foundational myths of our culture, how can a girl with a disability ever think she'll have a happy ending? By examining the ways that fairy tales have shaped our expectations of disability, Disfigured will point the way toward a new world where disability is no longer a punishment or impediment but operates, instead, as a way of centering a protagonist and helping them to cement their own place in a story, and from there, the world. Through the book, Leduc ruminates on the connections we make between fairy tale archetypes - the beautiful princess, the glass slipper, the maiden with long hair lost in the tower - and tries to make sense of them through a twenty-first-century disablist lens. From examinations of disability in tales from the Brothers Grimm and Hans Christian Andersen through to modern interpretations ranging from Disney to Angela Carter, and the fight for disabled representation in today's media, Leduc connects the fight for disability justice to the growth of modern, magical stories, and argues for increased awareness and acceptance of that which is other - helping us to see and celebrate the magic inherent in different bodies.--


The wishbone dress : poems / Cassandra J. Bruner.

The wishbone dress : poems / Cassandra J. Bruner.


The world eats here : amazing food and the inspiring people who make it at New York's Queens Night Market / John Wang and Storm Garner ; photography by John Taggart ; illustrations by Beth Bugler.

The world eats here : amazing food and the inspiring people who make it at New York's Queens Night Market / John Wang and Storm Garner ; photography by John Taggart ; illustrations by Beth Bugler.
A look at the food that vendors from all over the world serve at the Queens Night Market in Queens, New York, the most diverse urban area on Earth--


We served the people : my mother's stories / by Emei Burell.

We served the people : my mother's stories / by Emei Burell.
A collection of moving stories passed from mother to daughter recounting life during China's Cultural Revolution. In China, an entire generation's most formative years took place in remote rural areas when city-kids were sent to the countryside to become rusticated youth and partake in Mao's mandated Great Leap Forward. Debut cartoonist Emei Burell breathes new life into the stories her mother shared with her of growing up during mid-1960s Communist China. In an inspiring tale, her mother recounts how she ended up as one of the few truck-driving women during the Up to the Mountains and Down to the Countryside movement, which sought to increase agricultural outreach and spur social and ideological change amongst youth. Burell's stunning illustrations honor her mother's courage, strength, and determination during a decade of tremendous political upheaval, where millions of lives were lost, and introduces us to a young Burell in a new era of self-discovery.--Provided by publisher.


Dot.con : the art of scamming a scammer / James Veitch.

Dot.con : the art of scamming a scammer / James Veitch.
The Nigerian prince eager to fork over his inheritance, the family friend stranded unexpectedly in Norway, the lonely Russian beauty looking for love--they spam our inboxes with their hapless pleas for help, money, and our Social Security number. In Dot.con, Veitch finally answers the question: what would happen if you replied?--Back cover.


Friuli food and wine : Frasca cooking from Northern Italy's mountains, vineyards, and seaside / Bobby Stuckey, Lachlan Mackinnon-Patterson, and Meredith Erickson ; photographs by WIlliam Hereford.

Friuli food and wine : Frasca cooking from Northern Italy's mountains, vineyards, and seaside / Bobby Stuckey, Lachlan Mackinnon-Patterson, and Meredith Erickson ; photographs by WIlliam Hereford.
Bordered by Austria, Slovenia, and the Adriatic Sea, the northeastern Italian region of Friuli Venezia Giulia is an area of immense cultural blending, geographical diversity, and idyllic beauty. This tiny sliver of land is home to one of the most refined food and wine cultures in the world and yet remains off the grid. The unique cuisine of Friuli is what inspires the menu at Frasca, a James Beard Award-winning restaurant in Boulder, CO, helmed by master sommelier Bobby Stuckey and chef Lachlan Mackinnon-Patterson. Meaning branch or bough, the word frasca refers to the Friulian tradition of hanging a branch outside the family farm as a sign that you had new wine to sell. Frasca celebrates this practice and the wine and cuisine of Friuli through 80 recipes and wine pairings. Dishes such as Gnocchi with Quail Ragu and Thyme, Branzino Crudo with Herbs, and Friulano Bean Soup with Braised Pork Shoulder are organized by The Land, The Sea, and The Mountains, while profiles of local winemakers and wines, including Tocai, Ribolla Gialla, Malvasia Istriana, and Verduzzo, open up new pairing possibilities. Showcasing the best Friulian wines you can buy outside of Italy as well as restaurant and winery recommendations, this beautifully photographed cookbook, wine guide, and travelogue brings the delicious secrets of this untouched part of Italy into your home kitchen--


Amazon woman : facing fears, chasing dreams, and a quest to kayak the world's largest river from source to sea / Darcy Gaechter.

Amazon woman : facing fears, chasing dreams, and a quest to kayak the world's largest river from source to sea / Darcy Gaechter.
Part memoir, part feminist manifesto, Amazon Woman shows what incredible feats we are capable of and will encourage people, especially women, across all backgrounds and ages to find the courage and strength to live the life they've imagined. This 148-day journey began on Darcy Gaetcher's 35th birthday. She sold her successful outdoor adventure business, upsetting her partner and boyfriend of twelve years and getting them both fired in the process. The emotional waters that would fester and erupt on the ensuing journey were often more challenging to navigate than the mighty river itself. With blistered lips and irradiated fingernails, Darcy would tackle raging Class Five whitewater for twenty-five days straight, barely surviving a dynamite-filled canyon being prepared for a new hydroelectric plan. She and her two companions would encounter illegal loggers, narco-traffickers, murderous Shining Path rebels, and ruthless poachers in the black market trade in endangered species. They would plead for mercy at the hands of the murderous Asháninka people who were convinced that they had come to steal their children's organs. In a desperate attempt meant to give her some pretense of control, Darcy even cut off all her hair before entering Peru's notoriously dangerous Red Zone in hopes of passing for a boy and being seen as less of a target. At once a heart-pounding adventure and a celebration of pushing personal limits, Amazon Woman speaks to all of us feeling trapped by our desk-bound, online society. This a story of finding the courage and strength to challenge nature, cultures, social norms, and oneself.


Living in the long emergency : global crisis, the failure of the futurists, and the early adapters who are showing us the way forward / James Howard Kunstler.

Living in the long emergency : global crisis, the failure of the futurists, and the early adapters who are showing us the way forward / James Howard Kunstler.
James Howard Kunstler, author of The Long Emergency, which sold approximately 36K copies, returns with a new book exploring the looming collapse of the techno-industrial economy, featuring profiles of individuals who have drastically altered their lives due to financial difficulties--


Miranda July / [Miranda July].

Miranda July /  [Miranda July].
The work of Miranda July-the most impressively cross-disciplinary artist of her generation-is brought into focus in this mid-career retrospective. From her early rarely seen Riot Grrrl-influenced fanzines and performances to a career that has produced seminal films, fiction, sculptures, public art, and even a smartphone app, Miranda July has proven adept at articulating the poignancy and humor of the human plight while also achieving enormous acclaim along the way. This volume offers a close look at July's performance and video projects, award-winning films, digital multimedia, and written works, showcased via photography, stills, and archival ephemera, and narrated by friends, collaborators, curators, assistants, and audience members. It includes behind-the-scenes commentary from such figures as David Byrne, Spike Jonze, Lena Dunham, Carrie Brownstein, and Hans Ulrich Obrist, as well as by July herself, and reveals an intimate perspective on the process, struggles, and grit involved in forging one's own path--


Laugh lines : my life helping funny people be funnier : a cultural memoir / Alan Zweibel.

Laugh lines : my life helping funny people be funnier : a cultural memoir / Alan Zweibel.
Zweibel started his comedy career selling jokes for seven dollars apiece to the last of the Borscht Belt standups. One night he caught the attention of Lorne Michaels and became one of the first writers at Saturday Night Live, where he penned classic material for the original Not Ready For Prime Time Players. He went on to have a hand in a series of landmark shows. Here Zweibel weaves together his own stories and interviews with his friends and contemporaries to create a warmhearted cultural memoir of American comedy. -- adapted from jacket


No shadows in the desert : murder, vengeance, and espionage in the war against ISIS / Samuel M. Katz.

No shadows in the desert : murder, vengeance, and espionage in the war against ISIS / Samuel M. Katz.
The inside story of the covert operation that took down the heads of ISIS. No Shadows in the Desert reveals the untold story of the behind-the-scenes fight against ISIS--one coordinated by heads of state and ultimately fought in the alleyways and open deserts of the Middle Eastern battlefield by spies and soldiers. Samuel M. Katz draws upon his sources within the global intelligence and counterterrorism community, as well as the international special operations and espionage fraternity, to tell the story of the covert campaign against ISIS by the operatives who ventured deeply and secretly into enemy territory. In this first-ever look at the secret inner workings of an Arab secret service, Katz tells the story of Jordan's GID, the masters of human intelligence on the espionage battlefields of the Middle East, who proved pivotal and crucial go-to allies of the CIA and America's other intelligence agencies in the war against ISIS and the war on terror. With the revealing and intimate insight of the intelligence officers who fought ISIS, No Shadows in the Desert is a rare glimpse into how a strategic partnership helped change how terrorism is fought in the Middle East and beyond.--Jacket flap.


Don't take yes for an answer : using authority, warmth, and energy to get exceptional results / Steve Herz.

Don't take yes for an answer : using authority, warmth, and energy to get exceptional results / Steve Herz.
Steve Herz, one of the nation's premier talent agents turned career coach, shows you how to break away from the pack using Authority, Warmth, and Energy in DON'T TAKE YES FOR AN ANSWER--


Keep calm and log on : your handbook for surviving the digital revolution / Gillian "Gus" Andrews.

Keep calm and log on : your handbook for surviving the digital revolution / Gillian
This book offers sensible advice for ordinary people about how to sustain a safe and satifsfying online life. This takes some know-how, given the risks we face each day. This book offers that knowledge and empowers us to shop, share, and connect with one another digitally while protecting ourselves from identity theft, Internet addiction, fake news, and data breaches. This is a chatty, conversational, self-help book written explicitly for a non-techie audience. Readers who might be intimidated by books that are technical, bleak, or frightening, are the intended audience for this book, which translates academic research about media literacy, communications theory and history, the psychology of conspiracy theorists, digital security, and relationship violence, and helps individual citizens apply these ideas to their lives through concrete activities which empower them to navigate the digital revolution with a cool head and a trained eye. This is an approachable, helpful, and thoughtful book, full of sound recommendations for avoiding the worst pitfalls of a life online--


Get growing : a family guide to gardening inside and out / Holly Farrell.

Get growing : a family guide to gardening inside and out / Holly Farrell.


The great blue hills of God : a story of facing loss, finding peace, and learning the true meaning of home / Kreis Beall, co-founder of Blackberry Farm.

The great blue hills of God : a story of facing loss, finding peace, and learning the true meaning of home / Kreis Beall, co-founder of Blackberry Farm.
The Great Blue Hills of God is the powerful, resilient memoir by the creative force behind legendary, award-winning farm-to-table resort, Blackberry Farm, in Tennessee. Born with the gift of hospitality, Kreis Beall helped create one of the South's most enchanting destinations, Blackberry Farm, in Tennessee's Smoky Mountain foothills. For decades, she was a fixture in the entertaining and design world and on the glossy pages of popular shelter magazines. But beautiful exteriors and glowing accolades papered-over deep inner pain. At the pinnacle of her success, a brain injury left her with devastating hearing loss; that was followed by the collapse of her 36 year marriage to her best friend and business partner, Sandy Beall, and a few years later, the tragic death of her grown son and proprietor of Blackberry Farm, Sam, at age 39. Alone and desolate as her marriage ends, Kreis begins a new journey, to find her faith and find God. After spending years on her exterior life and work, now she must begin the hardest undertaking of all: to reclaim her interior life and soul. Kreis retreats to Blackberry Farm, moving into a dimly lit 300 square foot shed with peeling paint walls, where I met myself for the first time. Out of brokenness has come reflection, re-examination, and bit-by-bit, healing and meaning. By turns fiercely honest, heartbreaking, warm, and funny, Kreis Beall's story will resonate with anyone who has ever searched to find genuine beauty among their own flaws and scars--


The Phoenicia Diner cookbook : dishes and dispatches from the Catskill Mountains / Mike Cioffi, Chris Bradley and Sara B. Franklin ; photographs by Johnny Autry.

The Phoenicia Diner cookbook : dishes and dispatches from the Catskill Mountains / Mike Cioffi, Chris Bradley and Sara B. Franklin ; photographs by Johnny Autry.
In their debut cookbook, the Phoenicia Diner shares the dishes that have made them a destination in the Catskill Mountains, from All Day Breakfast dishes like Twice-Baked Potato Skillet and K-Town Shrimp and Grits to elevated classics such as Roasted Chicken with Tarragon-Honey Glazed Carrots and Chile-Braised Lamb Tostadas. The recipes reflect the Diner's multifaceted culinary approach: a mix of all-American diner classics, and Catskills-specific items that highlight indigenous ingredients of the region and the cultural groups that have left their mark on the region--


The Hardhat Riot : Nixon, New York City, and the dawn of the white working-class revolution / David Paul Kuhn.

The Hardhat Riot : Nixon, New York City, and the dawn of the white working-class revolution / David Paul Kuhn.
I am seeking to rescue the poor stockinger, the Luddite cropper, the obsolete hand-loom weaver, the utopian artisan, and even the deluded . . . from the enormous condescension of posterity. Their crafts and traditions may have been dying. Their hostility to the new industrialism may have been backward-looking. Their communitarian ideals may have been fantasies. Their insurrectionary conspiracies may have been foolhardy. But they lived through these times of acute social disturbance, and we did not. Their aspirations were valid in terms of their own experience. - E. P. Thompson, The Making of the English Working Class They arrived in waves, in colored hard hats and worn steel-toed boots, shouldering American flags, thundering, U-S-A. All the way, intent on confronting antiwar demonstrators on Wall Street. Police rushed to form a human chain and separate the two factions. Hippies chanted, Peace now! Hardhats shot back, Love it or leave it! The student protestors pushed forward and shouted their opposition to the fucking war. They expected it to be a matter of words. They had been told the police are here to protect us. Then, in the same place where George Washington was inaugurated, the construction workers charged and the police did not protect them. The hardhats plowed through thousands, swinging their fists wildly, fighting to raise American flags. Students tripped and screamed and flailed for escape. For hours, they ran for their lives like a cattle stampede. Young people were pulled from melees by their hair. Others were found unconscious and prone in the dirty streets. By the time the police realized the scope of the riot, the mob was too large and the cops were too few. City Hall was now under siege. Two liberalisms collided that day, presaging the long Democratic civil war ahead, and revealing a rupture expanding across the American landscape, a divide that had grown so vast it seemed unbridgeable by the time elites noticed, unless one looked back and understood how it all began. An earthquake only feels like an aberration. We know otherwise, of course. It's the consequence of vast plates that move with glacial time, mere millimeters a year, yet build mountains and carve oceans. Normally, these plates pass one another with friction so minimal it doesn't register in our lives. But sometimes too much sub-terrain stress amasses and the plates get stuck, frequently where the strain has long collected-that is, a fault-line. Then the new pressure rises. The force exceeds what bonds the plates together. Blocks of crust collide and some fall. The fault-line ruptures and the land shakes. In 2016, the Democratic nominee performed worse with working-class whites than any other nominee, of either party, since the Second World War. Yet before that fateful campaign, we had arrived at a place where the party of the workingman relied most on the allegiance of educated whites, and the party of big business depended on working-class whites. Years later, even well-informed Americans still struggled to consider all he exposed-the fragility of our norms, that American culture and politics rest upon corroded depths. What revealed that corrosion, and shook American life afterward, was not detached from history. It was the consequence of a tectonic break a half-century ago. May 1970 was a tumultuous month in a tumultuous era. After Cambodia and Kent State, the antiwar movement revived and radicalized as never before. Even after impeachment, Richard Nixon recalled these weeks as some of the most traumatic of his presidency. His expansion of the war into Cambodia caused a cascade of events that brought much of the nation to the brink, and Nixon with it-until, as William Safire put it, the hardhats helped turn the tide. Those raging most against the war were not only college students, they tended to also hale from suburban affluence. They were the educated youth who ushered in the counterculture, who believed in men by the name of Gene McCarthy, John Lindsay, and George McGovern. They were also a class apart from most soldiers over there. About three in four Vietnam veterans were blue collar whites, boys of the lower middle-class and poorer backgrounds. Vietnam, unlike any war since at least the Civil War, asked the most of those who came from less. New York was still a blue-collar city at the dawn of the 1970s. The deindustrialization of America had hit it early and hard. The consequences for the city forecasted those for America. For a time, New York staved off the worst. There was a roaring national economy, a stock market bubble, a Second Skyscraper Age. That building renaissance promised to remake downtown. Thousands of tradesmen and laborers crowded into Lower Manhattan for the work, including building two colossal towers--


Butcher + beast : mastering the art of meat / Angie Mar ; with Jamie Feldmar ; photographs by Johnny Miller.

Butcher + beast : mastering the art of meat / Angie Mar ; with Jamie Feldmar ; photographs by Johnny Miller.
In Mar's debut cookbook, the Beatrice Inn experience will resonate with readers no matter where they live. Butcher and Beast invites readers into this glamorous, gutsy, and forever-nocturnal world. Mar's unconventional approach to flavor profiles are captured in over 80 recipes, including Milk-Braised Pork Shoulder, Duck and Foie Gras Pie, Venison Cassoulet, and Bone Marrow-Bourbon Crème Brûlée. Throughout are also essays on Mar's controversial and cutting-edge dry-aging techniques, her adoration of Champagne, the reality of what it takes to lead in the New York City restaurant scene, and the love and loyalty of her tight-knit family. Visually arresting photography shot entirely on Polaroid film captures the elegant and ever-opulent world of the Beatrice Inn. --


The ultimate book of scavenger hunts : 42 outdoor adventures to conquer with your family / Stacy Tornio ; illustrations by Corissa Nelson.

The ultimate book of scavenger hunts : 42 outdoor adventures to conquer with your family / Stacy Tornio ; illustrations by Corissa Nelson.
Tornio helps you turn every outdoor outing into a scavenger hunt. Geared toward families with kids ages 4-10, and covering a variety of locations, these lists of things to find can turn any time spent outdoors into an opportunity to engage your family on a whole new level. -- adapted from back cover


The unidentified : mythical monsters, alien encounters, and our obsession with the unexplained / Colin Dickey.

The unidentified : mythical monsters, alien encounters, and our obsession with the unexplained / Colin Dickey.
In a world where rational, scientific explanations are more available than ever, belief in the unprovable and irrational--in fringe--is on the rise: from Atlantis to aliens, from Flat Earth to the Loch Ness monster, the list goes on. It seems the more our maps of the known world get filled in, the more we crave mysterious locations full of strange creatures. Enter Colin Dickey, Cultural Historian and Tour Guide of the Weird. With the same curiosity and insight that made Ghostland a hit with readers and critics, Colin looks at what all fringe beliefs have in common, explaining that today's Illuminati is yesterday's Flat Earth: the attempt to find meaning in a world stripped of wonder. Dickey visits the wacky sites of America's wildest fringe beliefs--from the famed Mount Shasta where the ancient race (or extra-terrestrials, or possibly both, depending on who you ask) called Lemurians are said to roam, to the museum containing the last remaining evidence of the great Kentucky Meat Shower--investigating how these theories come about, why they take hold, and why as Americans we keep inventing and re-inventing them decade after decade. The Unidentified is Colin Dickey at his best: curious, wry, brilliant in his analysis, yet eminently readable--


Simply living well : a guide to creating a natural, low-waste home / Julia Watkins.

Simply living well : a guide to creating a natural, low-waste home / Julia Watkins.
For every area of your household, Watkins shows you how to eliminate wasteful packaging, harmful ingredients, and disposable items. Practical checklists outline easy swaps and sustainable upgrades for common household tools and products. Watkins also shares rituals, recipes, and projects for living simply and sustainably at home. -- adapted from back cover~Easy recipes, DIY projects, and other ideas for living a beautiful and low-waste life, from the expert behind @simply.living.well on Instagram--


Winner! winner! chicken dinner : 50 winning ways to cook it up! / Stacie Billis.

Winner! winner! chicken dinner : 50 winning ways to cook it up! / Stacie Billis.
Home cooks can prepare delicious chicken suppers with confidence and ease. Each chapter is chock-full of tips and tricks that use a wide range of techniques, from braising and roasting to grilling, slow cooking, and sheet-pan cooking--


Buck naked kitchen : radiant and nourishing recipes to fuel your health journey / Kirsten Buck ; foreword by Melissa Urban, co-creator of the Whole30.

Buck naked kitchen : radiant and nourishing recipes to fuel your health journey / Kirsten Buck ; foreword by Melissa Urban, co-creator of the Whole30.
Finding it difficult to complete a holistic health program? Buck struggled with her weight and chronic eczema for years before she transformed her life through food. She adopted a mostly paleo way of eating-- gluten-free, grain-free, dairy-free, healthy fats, no refined sugars and is now a certified holistic nutritionist. Here she shares recipes that will help anyone, anywhere, make a healthy meal. Perfect for the health-conscious, season shopper, or the home cook looking to make a delicious meal with healthy whole ingredients, Buck's recipes also prove that healthy eating doesn't have to break the bank. -- adapted from inside front cover~Beautiful and delicious gluten-free, grain-free, and dairy-free recipes, fully endorsed by Whole30--


Taste of Tucson : Sonoran-style recipes inspired by the rich culture of Southern Arizona / Jackie Alpers.

Taste of Tucson : Sonoran-style recipes inspired by the rich culture of Southern Arizona / Jackie Alpers.
A collection of delicious recipes from local restaurant experts and the author's own original recipes, all inspired by the rich culture of Sonora, Arizona.A cookbook dedicated to the foods inspired by the region's beauty and diversity, Taste of Tucson discovers through recipes and photos the unique mix of cultures that create Southern Arizona's incredible cuisine. Award-winning photographer and cookbook author Jackie Alpers shares her own inspired food creations in this book as well as her favorite restaurants' dishes, while incorporating the history of the Sonora region, the mysticism and lore, and how it has contributed to the food of the people who live there. Building from tried-and-true basics and tutorials on tacos, enchiladas, carne asada, and huevos rancheros, she divulges secrets to making Sonora's most unique savories and sweets, including Chicken Mole Amarillo, Adobo Pulled Pork, Red Pozole, Dark Chocolate and Coffee Figgy Pudding Cakes, and more.For cooks of all levels, from anywhere in the world who loves to dine on this Southwestern region's foods, this cookbook welcomes you to bring Sonora's best and most iconic tastes into your own kitchen.


 

 

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