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American ghost : a family's haunted past in the desert Southwest Cover
Hannah Nordhaus
In American Ghost, Hannah Nordhaus traces the life, death, and unsettled afterlife of her great-great-grandmother Julia, from her childhood in Germany to her years in the American West with her Jewish merchant husband. As she traces the strands of Julia's life, Nordhaus uncovers a larger tale of how a true-life story becomes a ghost story and how difficult it can sometimes be to separate history and myth.
133.1 Nor
Book
Mar 11, 2015
The grief recovery handbook for pet loss Cover
Russell Friedman
Cole James
John W. James
Because of the unique emotional relationships we have with our pets, their deaths produce a level of pain that is difficult to describe. This book will start you on the journey to help your heart deal with the absence of your cherished companion.
155.937 Fri
Book
Mar 19, 2015
Rejoicing in lament : wrestling with incurable cancer & life in Christ Cover
J. Todd Billings
At the age of 39, theologian Todd Billings was diagnosed with incurable cancer. The questions were acute: Why me? Why now? Where is God in all of this? This eloquently written book shares Billings's journey and reflections on providence, lament, and life in Christ in light of his illness. He moves beyond pat answers to show how our human stories of joy and grief can be incorporated into the larger biblical story of God's saving work in Christ.
248.86 Bil
Book
Mar 25, 2015
American made : why making things will return us to greatness Cover
Dan DiMicco
Dan DiMicco takes to task politicians, academics, and political pundits who are exacerbating fears and avoiding simple solutions to the U.S. economy, and contrasts them with the postwar leaders who rebuilt Europe and Japan, put a man on the moon, and kept communism at bay. We need leaders of such resolve today who can tackle a broken job-creation engine by restoring manufacturing to its central role. DiMicco maps the road back to robust economic growth, middle-class prosperity, and American competitiveness.
338.4767 DiM
Book
Mar 13, 2015
Lincoln's greatest case : the river, the bridge, and the making of America Cover
Brian McGinty
The untold story of how one sensational trial propelled a self-taught lawyer and a future president into the national spotlight.
346.7303 McG
Book
Mar 4, 2015
More than a score : the new uprising against high-stakes testing Cover
Jesse Hagopian
So-called education reformers have gotten away with using standardized testing to punish our nation's youth and educators. Now students are walking out, parents are opting their children out, and teachers are refusing to administer these detrimental exams. The "reformers" today are facing a revolt against high-stakes standardized testing. More Than a Score is a collection of essays, poems, speeches, and interviews from frontline fighters who are defying the corporate education reformers and fueling a national movement to reclaim and transform public education.
371.262 Mor
Book
Mar 17, 2015
Murder at Camp Delta : a staff sergeant's pursuit of the truth about Guantanamo Bay Cover
Joseph Hickman
During his tour of duty, Sergeant Hickman saw Guantánamo from the inside--the chaotic prisons, the detainee abuse--and stumbled onto a mystery, a secret facility the soldiers labeled "Camp No." Hickman details the inner workings of Camp Delta: the events surrounding the deaths of three prisoners, the cover-up, and the secret facility at the heart of it all. By revealing Guantánamo's true nature, Hickman opens a window onto government overreach, secrecy, and one man's search for the truth.
341.65 Hic
Book
Mar 5, 2015
Our only world : ten essays Cover
Wendell Berry
In this new collection of ten essays, Berry confronts head-on the necessity of clear thinking and direct action. Never one to ignore the present challenge, he understands that only clearly stated questions support the understanding their answers require.
306.2 Ber
Book
Mar 3, 2015
The 5 money conversations to have with your kids at every age and stage Cover
Scott Palmer
Bethany Palmer
To teach a child about money, you must first know his or her Money Personality. This book is going to dig into what really makes or breaks a family in any area: relationships. It focuses on the Money Personality relationship between you and your kids. Understanding how to navigate the different personalities will be the best advice you've ever received on training up your children in the way they should go.
332.024 Pal
Book
Mar 16, 2015
The great Beanie Baby bubble : mass delusion and the dark side of cute Cover
Zac Bissonnette
The story of the plush animal craze that became the tulip mania of the 1990s. In the annals of consumer crazes, nothing compares to Beanie Babies. In just 3 years, collectors who saw the toys as a means of speculation made creator Ty Warner a billionaire. The end of the craze was swift and devastating, with "rare" Beanie Babies deemed worthless as quickly as they'd once been deemed priceless. Bissonnette draws on hundreds of interviews for the first book on the strangest speculative mania of all time.
338.7688 Bis
Book
Mar 13, 2015
The other college guide : a road map to the right school for you Cover
Jane Sweetland
Paul Glastris
From the staff of Washington Monthly comes a new kind of college guide, inspired by and including the magazine's alternative college rankings. The Other College Guide features chapters on finding the best-fit schools and the real deal about money, loans, and preparing for the world of work. This essential higher ed handbook also highlights information on what to look for (and watch out for) in online programs and for-profit colleges and concludes with fifty profiles of remarkable but frequently overlooked schools.
378.198 Swe
Book
Mar 24, 2015
Where you go is not who you'll be : an antidote to the college admissions mania Cover
Frank Bruni
Over the last few decades, Americans have turned college admissions into a terrifying and devastating process, preceded by test prep, tutors, all sorts of stratagems, all kinds of rankings, and a conviction among too many that their futures will be determined and their worth established by which schools say yes and which say no. Bruni explains why that belief is wrong, giving students and their parents a new perspective on this brutal, deeply flawed competition and a path out of the anxiety that it provokes.
378.161 Bru
Book
Mar 20, 2015
Go outside and come back better : benefits from nature that everyone should know Cover
Ron Lizzi
Go Outside and Come Back Better is an inspirational travel essay woven through a landscape photography collection. Readers will discover nature's power to teach, inspire, and improve lives. Go Outside combines America's beautiful scenery with down-to-earth insight into how everyone--not just adventurers--can benefit from spending time in nature.
508.73 Liz
Book
Mar 3, 2015
Nature anatomy : the curious parts & pieces of the natural world Cover
Julia Rothman
John Niekrasz
Art and science mingle in this visual tour of the natural world. This spirited exploration of earth and water, flora and fauna will open your eyes to new views of nature's wonders.
508 Rot
Book
Mar 3, 2015
Girl in the dark : a memoir Cover
Anna Lyndsey
Anna was living a normal life. She was ambitious and worked hard; she had just bought an apartment; she was falling in love. But then she started to develop worrying symptoms: her face felt like it was burning whenever she was in front of the computer. Soon this progressed to an intolerance of fluorescent light, then of sunlight itself. The reaction soon spread to her entire body. Now, when her symptoms are at their worst, she must spend months on end in a blacked-out room.
616.515 Lyn
Book
Mar 11, 2015
Kitchen confidence : essential recipes & tips that will help you cook anything Cover
Kelsey Nixon
Kelsey Nixon, host of Kelsey's Essentials on Cooking Channel, shares a full-color array of one hundred essential recipes, including grilled fruit skewers with chili and lime, steak and pepper stir-fry, and fudge mint brownies.
641.5973 Nix
Book
Mar 4, 2015
Moody bitches : the truth about the drugs you're taking, the sleep you're missing, the sex you're not having, and what's really making you crazy Cover
Julie Holland
As women, we learn that our moods are a problem. But our bodies are wiser than we imagine. Moods are a finely-tuned feedback system that can tell us how best to manage our lives. Our changing moods let us know when our bodies are primed to tackle different challenges and when we should be alert to developing problems. They help us select the right tool for each of our many jobs. If we deny our emotionality, we deny the breadth of our talents. With the right care of our inherently dynamic bodies, we can master our moods to avail ourselves of this great natural strength.
616.8527 Hol
Book
Mar 11, 2015
More than happy : the wisdom of Amish parenting Cover
Serena Miller
Paul V Stutzman
An exploration of the day-to-day practices and cultural influences that make Amish children some of the most mature and well-adjusted children around. This book reveals why Amish parents don't stuggle with the same self-doubt, indecision, and harried lifestyles that nearly every Englisch (non-Amish) parent faces daily.
649.1 Mil
Book
Mar 5, 2015
The art of the brick : a life in LEGO Cover
Nathan Sawaya
Nathan Sawaya has done incredible, sometimes surreal, sculptures and portraits--all made from LEGO bricks. This showcase of his work features photos of his art and behind-the-scenes details about how these creations came to be--how Sawaya transformed a toy into an art form.
688.725 Saw
Book
Mar 16, 2015
Marianne Faithfull : a life on record Cover
editors, Marianne Faithfull and François Ravard
A tribute to the life and work of Marianne Faithfull through pictures. A celebration of a life in pop culture.
781.66 Mar
Book
Mar 10, 2015
The Dylanologists : adventures in the land of Bob Cover
David (David Francis) Kinney
An analysis of Bob Dylan fandom shares insights into the music artist's influential role in American culture, contrasting the activities of particularly devout fans against Dylan's intensely private nature.
781.66 Dyl Dylan, Bob
Book
Mar 26, 2015
The monopolists : obsession, fury, and the scandal behind the world's favorite board game Cover
Mary Pilon
The Monopolists reveals the unknown story of how Monopoly came into existence, the reinvention of its history by Parker Brothers and multiple media outlets, the lost female originator of the game, and one man's lifelong obsession to tell the true story about the game's questionable origins.It is a social history of corporate greed that illuminates the cutthroat nature of American business over the last century.
794 Pil
Book
Mar 5, 2015
The Sound of music story : how a beguiling young novice, a handsome Austrian captain, and ten singing Von Trapp children inspired the most beloved film of all time Cover
Tom Santopietro
Published to coincide with the film's 50th anniversary, an ultimate fan book shares behind-the-scenes facts about The Sound of Music's filming in Austria and Hollywood and incorporates new interviews with production insiders, including Johannes von Trapp.
791.4372 San
Book
Mar 6, 2015
17 carnations : the royals, the Nazis and the biggest cover-up in history Cover
Andrew Morton
Morton tells the story of Edward VIII, later Duke of Windsor, his American wife Wallis Simpson, the wartime Nazi plot to make him a puppet king after the invasion of Britain, and the attempted cover-up by Churchill, General Eisenhower, and King George VI of the duke's relations with Hitler. From the alleged affair between Simpson and the German foreign minister to the discovery of top secret correspondence about the man dubbed 'the traitor king' and the Nazi high command, this is a saga of intrigue, betrayal, deception, and suspicion.
941.084 Mor
Book
Mar 12, 2015
Princes at war : the bitter battle inside Britain's royal family in the darkest days of WWII Cover
Deborah Cadbury
British author Cadbury explores the many layers involved in the abdication crisis of 1936, which ceded the British crown to the seemingly least prepared of the four sons of George V, George VI, aka Bertie, who revealed himself in the subsequent crisis of war to be the most suitable and stalwart of all.
941.084 Cad
Book
Mar 19, 2015
The Sea Wing disaster : tragedy on Lake Pepin Cover
Frederick L Johnson
The July 13, 1890, capsizing of the steamer Sea Wing and the death of 98 of its passengers happened on Lake Pepin as the riverboat was returning from Lake City to Red Wing. This book describes the anguish and confusion of the survivors and the passengers' families, and notes the heroism of rescuers and their relentless efforts to recover bodies of those lost.
977.614 Joh 2014
Book
Mar 12, 2015
A great and terrible king : Edward I and the forging of Britain Cover
Marc Morris
Morris examines afresh the forces that drove Edward I throughout his relentless career: his character, his Christian faith, and his sense of England's destiny--a sense shaped in particular by the tales of the legendary King Arthur. He also explores the competing reasons that led Edward's opponents to resist him. The result is a sweeping story and a vivid picture of medieval Britain at the moment when its future was decided.
B Edw Edward I, King of England
Book
Mar 25, 2015
Goldeneye : where Bond was born : Ian Fleming's Jamaica Cover
Matthew Parker
For two months out of the last eighteen years of his life, Ian Fleming lived at Goldeneye, the house he built overlooking the white sand beaches of Jamaica. All the James Bond novels and stories were written here. This book explores the influence of Jamaica on the creation of Fleming's hero, including his Jamaican friendships, compares the real Jamaica of the 1950s with the island's portrayal in the Bond books, and looks at the attitude of Fleming to the end of the British Empire.
B Fle Fleming, Ian
Book
Mar 12, 2015
One more step : my story of living with cerebral palsy, climbing Kilimanjaro, and surviving the hardest race on earth Cover
Bonner Paddock
Neal Bascomb
Bonner Paddock is the first person with cerebral palsy to summit Mount Killimanjaro in 2008, and four years later test himself at the Ironman in Kona, Hawaii. Along the way he launched a foundation to help disabled children in Africa and at home. His story of human perseverance demonstrates how our lives are not defined by limits, but by the moments and lessons that push us past them.
B Pad Paddock, Bonner
Book
Mar 19, 2015
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Hannah Nordhaus
133.1 Nor
Kelsey Nixon
641.5973 Nix
Russell Friedman
Cole James
John W. James
155.937 Fri
Julie Holland
616.8527 Hol
J. Todd Billings
248.86 Bil
Serena Miller
Paul V Stutzman
649.1 Mil
Dan DiMicco
338.4767 DiM
Nathan Sawaya
688.725 Saw
Brian McGinty
346.7303 McG
editors, Marianne Faithfull and François Ravard
781.66 Mar
Jesse Hagopian
371.262 Mor
David (David Francis) Kinney
781.66 Dyl Dylan, Bob
Joseph Hickman
341.65 Hic
Mary Pilon
794 Pil
Wendell Berry
306.2 Ber
Tom Santopietro
791.4372 San
Scott Palmer
Bethany Palmer
332.024 Pal
Andrew Morton
941.084 Mor
Zac Bissonnette
338.7688 Bis
Deborah Cadbury
941.084 Cad
Jane Sweetland
Paul Glastris
378.198 Swe
Frederick L Johnson
977.614 Joh 2014
Frank Bruni
378.161 Bru
Marc Morris
B Edw Edward I, King of England
Ron Lizzi
508.73 Liz
Matthew Parker
B Fle Fleming, Ian
Julia Rothman
John Niekrasz
508 Rot
Bonner Paddock
Neal Bascomb
B Pad Paddock, Bonner
Anna Lyndsey
616.515 Lyn