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 Bestselling Nonfiction from a variety of sources including the New York Times.


The Wright brothers Cover
David G. McCullough
David McCullough once again tells a dramatic story of people and technology, this time about the courageous brothers who taught the world how to fly, Wilbur and Orville Wright.
920 McC
Book
May 18, 2015
The road to character Cover
David Brooks
David Brooks focuses on the values that should inform our lives. Responding to what he calls the culture of the Big Me, which emphasizes external success, he challenges us, and himself, to rebalance the scales between our "resume virtues"-- achieving wealth, fame, and status-- and our "eulogy virtues," those that exist at the core of our being: kindness, bravery, honesty, or faithfulness, focusing on what kind of relationships we have formed. Looking to some of the world's greatest thinkers and inspiring leaders, the author explores how, through internal struggle and a sense of their own limitations, they have built a strong inner character--labor activist Frances Perkins, Dwight Eisenhower, Dorothy Day, civil rights pioneers A. Philip Randolph and Bayard Rustin. Blending psychology, politics, spirituality, and confessional, this book provides an opportunity for us to rethink our priorities, and strive to build rich inner lives marked by humility and moral depth.
170.44 Bro
Book
Apr 28, 2015
And the good news is... : lessons and advice from the bright side Cover
Dana Perino
From her years as a presidential press secretary to her debates with colleagues on Fox News' The Five, Dana Perino reveals the lessons she's learned that have guided her through life, including stories from behind the scenes at the White House with President George W. Bush that the cameras never captured. Thoughtful, inspiring and often surprising, AND THE GOOD NEWS IS... traces Dana's unlikely journey through politics, the White House, and television. She has an uncanny ability for knowing what to say and how best to say it. A recurring theme throughout is that planning has never worked for Dana; every time she has made a plan, something unexpected--and often better--has happened. Dana blends a candid self-portrait with advice for allowing one's very best personality traits to shine through, emphasizing that dignity and civility are choices we make for ourselves.
973.931 Per
Book
May 4, 2015
Hope : a memoir of survival in Cleveland Cover
Amanda Berry
Gina DeJesus
Mary Jordan
Kevin Sullivan
Two of the women who were kidnapped by a Cleveland school bus driver and imprisoned, raped and abused by him until they escaped after 10 years tell their story.
920 Ber
Book
May 11, 2015
Dead wake Cover
Erik Larson
The last crossing of the Lusitania.
940.4514 Lar
Book
Mar 23, 2015
Bill O'Reilly's Legends & lies : the real West Cover
David Fisher
Bill O'Reilly
How did Davy Crockett save President Jackson's life--only to end up dying at the Alamo? Was the Lone Ranger based on a real lawman--and was he an African American? What amazing detective work led to the capture of Black Bart, the 'gentleman bandit' and one of the West's most famous stagecoach robbers? Did Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid really die in a hail of bullets in South America? Generations of Americans have grown up on TV shows, movies, and books about these Western icons. But what really happened in the Wild West?
978 Fis
Book
May 4, 2015
Pioneer girl : the annotated autobiography Cover
Laura Ingalls Wilder
Pamela Smith Hill
Follows the Ingalls family's journey through Kansas, Missouri, Wisconsin, Minnesota, Iowa, back to Minnesota, and on to Dakota Territory, [examining] sixteen years of travels, unforgettable experiences, and the everyday people who became immortal through Wilder's fiction. Using additional manuscripts, letters, photographs, newspapers, and other sources ... Wilder biographer Pamela Smith Hill adds ... context and leads readers through Wilder's growth as a writer.
B Wil
Book
May 11, 2015
Missoula : rape and the justice system in a college town Cover
Jon Krakauer
In Missoula, Krakauer chronicles the searing experiences of several women in Missoula, Montana--the nights when they were raped; their fear and self-doubt in the aftermath; the way they were treated by the police, prosecutors, defense attorneys; the public vilification and private anguish; their bravery in pushing forward and what it cost them.
362.883 Kra
Book
May 4, 2015
Being mortal : medicine and what matters in the end Cover
Atul Gawande
Gawande, a practicing surgeon, addresses his profession's ultimate limitation, arguing that quality of life is the desired goal for patients and families of the terminally ill.
362.175 Gaw
Book
Oct 20, 2014
The residence : inside the private world of the White House Cover
Kate Andersen Brower
America's First Families are unknowable in many ways. No one has insight into their true character like the people who serve their meals and make their beds every day. Full of stories and details by turns dramatic, humorous, and heartwarming, The Residence reveals daily life in the White House as it is really lived through the voices of the maids, butlers, cooks, florists, doormen, engineers, and others who tend to the needs of the President and First Family. These dedicated professionals maintain the six-floor mansion's 132 rooms, 35 bathrooms, 28 fireplaces, three elevators, and eight staircases, and prepare everything from hors d'oeuvres for intimate gatherings to meals served at elaborate state dinners. Over the course of the day, they gather in the lower level's basement kitchen to share stories, trade secrets, forge lifelong friendships, and sometimes even fall in love. Combining first-person anecdotes from extensive interviews with scores of White House staff members with archival research, Kate Andersen Brower tells their story. She reveals the intimacy between the First Family and the people who serve them, as well as tension that has shaken the staff over the decades. From the housekeeper and engineer who fell in love while serving President Reagan to Jackie Kennedy's private moment of grief with a beloved staffer after her husband's assassination to the tumultuous days surrounding President Nixon's resignation and President Clinton's impeachment battle, The Residence is full of surprising and moving details that illuminate day-to-day life at the White House
975.3 Bro
Book
May 4, 2015
A curious mind : the secret to a bigger life Cover
Brian Grazer
Charles Fishman
For decades, film and TV producer Brian Grazer has scheduled a weekly 'curiosity conversation' with an accomplished stranger. From scientists to spies, and adventurers to business leaders, Grazer has met with anyone willing to answer his questions for a few hours. These informal discussions sparked the creative inspiration behind many of Grazer's movies and TV shows. Here he offers an homage to the power of inquisitiveness and the ways in which it deepens and improves us. Whether you're looking to improve your management style at work or you want to become a better romantic partner, this book--and its lessons on the power of curiosity--can change your life.--Excerpted from statements provided by publisher
153.8 Gra
Book
May 4, 2015
Dealing with China : an insider unmasks the new economic superpower Cover
Henry M. Paulson
Henry M. Paulson, Jr., former Secretary of the U.S. Treasury and CEO of Goldman Sachs, delivers a behind-the-scenes account of China's rise as an economic superpower. When Hu Jintao, China's then vice president, came to visit the New York Stock Exchange and Ground Zero in 2002, he asked Hank Paulson to be his guide. It was a testament to the pivotal role that Goldman Sachs played in helping China experiment with private enterprise. In Dealing with China, the author draws on his unprecedented access to both the political and business leaders of modern China to answer several key questions: How did China become an economic superpower so quickly? Who really runs China? How does business get done there? What are the best ways for Western business and political leaders to engage, compete, and beat China? How can Western investors profit in China?
ordered 041515
Book
Apr 28, 2015
On the move : a life Cover
Oliver W Sacks
A memoir by the neurologist and writer, the author of “Awakenings” and many other books.
ordered 040915
Book
May 11, 2015
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David G. McCullough
920 McC
Jon Krakauer
362.883 Kra
David Brooks
170.44 Bro
Atul Gawande
362.175 Gaw
Dana Perino
973.931 Per
Kate Andersen Brower
975.3 Bro
Amanda Berry
Gina DeJesus
Mary Jordan
Kevin Sullivan
920 Ber
Brian Grazer
Charles Fishman
153.8 Gra
Erik Larson
940.4514 Lar
Henry M. Paulson
ordered 041515
David Fisher
Bill O'Reilly
978 Fis
Oliver W Sacks
ordered 040915
Laura Ingalls Wilder
Pamela Smith Hill
B Wil