Adult New Arrivals – Nonfiction

April Arrivals


  • NEW 158 FLETCHER 2019
    Fletcher, Emily
    Stress less, accomplish more : meditation for extraordinary performance
    Summary:You know you should be meditating, so what’s stopping you? This entertaining and enlightening book by the founder of Ziva Meditation will finally take meditation mainstream. Filled with fascinating real-life transformations, interactive exercises, and practical knowledge, Emily Fletcher introduces you to a relevatory daily practice and shows you how to make it work for your modern life.
    ISBN:0062747509, 9780062747501





  • NEW 306.362 JONES-ROGERS 2019
    Jones-Rogers, Stephanie E.
    They were her property : white women as slave owners in the American South
    Summary:“Bridging women’s history, the history of the South, and African American history, this book makes a bold argument about the role of white women in American slavery. Historian Stephanie E. Jones-Rogers draws on a variety of sources to show that slave-owning women were sophisticated economic actors who directly engaged in and benefited from the South’s slave market. Because women typically inherited more slaves than land, enslaved people were often their primary source of wealth. Not only did white women often refuse to cede ownership of their slaves to their husbands, they employed management techniques that were as effective and brutal as those used by slave-owning men. White women actively participated in the slave market, profited from it, and used it for economic and social empowerment. By examining the economically entangled lives of enslaved people and slave-owning women, Jones-Rogers presents a narrative that forces us to rethink the economics and social conventions of slaveholding America”–
    ISBN:0300218664, 9780300218664







  • NEW 364.152 BOWDEN 2019
    Bowden, Mark
    The last stone
    Summary:Cold case detectives solve the 1975 disappearance of two pre-teen girls in suburban Washington, DC.
    ISBN:“0802147305 :”, “9780802147301 :”









  • NEW 599.938 RUTHERFORD 2019
    Rutherford, Adam.
    Humanimal : how Homo sapiens became nature’s most paradoxical creature : a new evolutionary history
    Summary:“Evolutionary theory has long established that humans are animals: Modern Homo sapiens are primates who share an ancestor with monkeys and other great apes. Our genome is 98 percent identical to a chimpanzees. And yet we think of ourselves as exceptional. Are we? In this original and entertaining tour of life on Earth, Adam Rutherford explores the profound paradox of the ‘human animal.’ Looking for answers across the animal kingdom, he finds that many things once considered exclusively human are not: In Australia, raptors have been observed starting fires to scatter prey; in Zambia, a chimp named Julie even started a ‘fashion’ of wearing grass in one ear. We aren’t the only species that communicates, makes tools, or has sex for reasons other than procreation. But we have developed a culture far more complex than any other we’ve observed. Why has that happened, and what does it say about us? Humanimal is a new evolutionary history–a synthesis of the latest research on genetics, sex, migration, and much more. It reveals what unequivocally makes us animals–and also why we are truly extraordinary.” — Goodreads.com.
    ISBN:1615195319, 9781615195312



  • NEW 610 GOTTFRIED 2019
    Gottfried, Sara
    Brain body diet : 40 days to a lean, calm, energized, and happy self
    Summary:“New York Times bestselling author and Harvard-MIT educated women’s health expert, Sara Gottfried, M.D., delivers a revolutionary program to prevent and reverse the myriad symptoms and diseases that result from an unhealthy connection between the brain and the body”–
    ISBN:“0062655965 (pbk.)”, “9780062655967 (pbk.)”, “0062655957 (hardcover)”, “9780062655950 (hardcover)”









  • NEW 629.40973 BRINKLEY 2019
    Brinkley, Douglas
    American moonshot : John F. Kennedy and the great space race
    Summary:As the fiftieth anniversary of the first lunar landing approaches, the award winning historian and perennial New York Times bestselling author takes a fresh look at the space program, President John F. Kennedy’s inspiring challenge, and America’s race to the moon. On May 25, 1961, JFK made an astonishing announcement: his goal of putting a man on the moon by the end of the decade. In this engrossing, fast-paced epic, Douglas Brinkley returns to the 1960s to recreate one of the most exciting and ambitious achievements in the history of humankind. American Moonshot brings together the extraordinary political, cultural, and scientific factors that fueled the birth and development of NASA and the Mercury, Gemini and Apollo projects, which shot the United States to victory in the space race against the Soviet Union at the height of the Cold War. Drawing on new primary source material and major interviews with many of the surviving figures who were key to America’s success, Brinkley brings this fascinating history to life as never before. American Moonshot is a portrait of the brilliant men and women who made this giant leap possible, the technology that enabled us to propel men beyond earth’s orbit to the moon and return them safely, and the geopolitical tensions that spurred Kennedy to commit himself fully to this audacious dream. Brinkley’s ensemble cast of New Frontier characters include rocketeer Wernher von Braun, astronaut John Glenn and space booster Lyndon Johnson. A vivid and enthralling chronicle of one of the most thrilling, hopeful, and turbulent eras in the nation’s history, American Moonshot is an homage to scientific ingenuity, human curiosity, and the boundless American spirit.
    ISBN:006265506X, “9780062655066 (hbk.)”







  • NEW 641.591822 GOOD 2019
    Mediterranean diet : 70 easy, healthy recipes.
    Summary:Eat healthily . . . and deliciously! The editors of Good Housekeeping offer 80 easy recipes perfect for anyone who wants to enjoy a Mediterranean diet. With a primer on how to eat the Mediterranean way, and tips and tricks from the Good Housekeeping Test Kitchen, Good Housekeeping Mediterranean Diet will become your go-to cookbook for healthy living.
    ISBN:1618372947, 9781618372949



  • NEW 641.8653 BERRY 2019
    Berry, Mary
    Fast cakes : easy bakes in minutes
    Summary:Mary has incorporated her ‘all-in-one’ method of preparation into as many recipes as possible, so her recipes are faster to make than ever. Nearly 100 of the bakes take only 10 minutes to make and Mary has included small bake variations for fruit cakes, which traditionally take a long time in the oven, so you can make one even when you are pushed for time.
    ISBN:1635061261, 9781635061260



  • NEW 642.4 LEE 2019
    Lee, Matt (Cookbook author)
    Hotbox : inside catering, the food world’s riskiest business
    Summary:Matt Lee and Ted Lee take on the competitive, wild world of high-end catering, exposing the secrets of a food business few home cooks or restaurant chefs ever experience. Hotbox reveals the real-life drama behind cavernous event spaces and soaring white tents, where cooking conditions have more in common with a mobile army hospital than a restaurant.
    ISBN:“1627792619 (hardcover)”, “9781627792615 (hardcover)”



  • NEW 648.8 BOYD 2019
    Boyd, Nikki
    Beautifully organized : a guide to function and style in your home
    Summary:“In ‘Beautifully organized’, Nikki teaches you to: assess your home to transform the spaces within to enhance your lifestyle; declutter and curate your possessions to keep what is useful and meaningful; clean with efficiency, adding an element of pleasure to everyday tasks; organize so you can find what you need, when you need it; beautify and decorate to create a welcoming atmosphere for family and friends”–Page 4 of cover.
    ISBN:1944515682, 9781944515683



  • NEW 648.8 SHEARER 2019
    Shearer, Clea
    The home edit : a guide to organizing and realizing your house goals
    Summary:A masterclass and look book in one, The Home Edit is filled with bright photographs and detailed tips, from placing plastic dishware in a drawer where little hands can reach to categorizing pantry items by color (. It’s like having your best friend at your side to help you turn the chaos into calm.
    ISBN:0525572643, 9780525572640



  • NEW 737.4 YEOMAN 2020
    Yeoman, R. S.
    A guide book of United States coins
    Summary:“Since 1946 the Guide Book of United States Coins has served collectors as the preeminent annual reference for coin specifications, mintages, values, and photographs. With more than 22 million copies in print, the Guide Book is well established as the hobby’s most popular reference. The Professional Edition of the Guide Book of United States Coins builds on this foundation. This expanded and enlarged volume is intended for intermediate to advanced hobbyists, numismatic researchers, professional coin dealers and auctioneers, and investors. Its combination of more photographs, detailed higher-grade valuations, listings of additional varieties and rare early Proof coins, certified-coin population data, auction records, and other resources provides a wealth of information on every coin type ever made by the U.S. Mint. The Guide Book of United States Coins, Professional Edition, is your handy single-source guide to auction and certification trends, coin valuations, and other important aspects of the marketplace.”–Publisher’s description.
    ISBN:0794847005, 9780794847005



  • NEW 747 GATES 2019
    Gates, Erin T.
    Elements of family style : elegant spaces for everyday life
    Summary:Throughout her career designing homes for families of all kinds all over the country, Erin has always maintained that living with children and pets does not mean that you have to forego nice things. This uniquely personal and practical guide will explain how to create a home that makes you proud and reflects your own style while also being durable, safe, and comfortable for children. It focuses on the spaces families share, those that are dedicated to the kids, and the oft-forgotten retreats for parents. Erin combines honest design advice and gorgeous inspirational photographs with engaging and intimate personal essays about life lessons learned the hard way while struggling with infertility and becoming a mother, managing a business, overseeing her own home renovation, and finding time for her marriage.
    ISBN:1501137301, 9781501137303



  • NEW 809 BLOOM 2019
    Bloom, Harold
    Possessed by memory : the inward light of criticism
    Summary:“In arguably his most personal and lasting book, America’s most daringly original and controversial critic gives us brief, luminous readings of more than eighty texts by canonical authors– texts he has had by heart since childhood”–
    ISBN:“0525520880 (hc)”, “9780525520887 (hc)”



  • NEW 811.6 KENNEY 2018
    Kenney, John
    Love poems : (for married people)
    Summary:“Based on his wildly popular New Yorker piece, Thurber Prize-winner John Kenney presents a hilarious collection of love poems for, well, married people”–
    ISBN:“0525540008 (hardcover)”, “9780525540007 (hardcover)”







  • NEW 915.1 FODORS 2019
    Fodor’sTravel. Essential China, [2019]
    Summary:“Ready to experience China? The experts at Fodor’s are here to help. Fodor’s Essential China travel guide is packed with customizable itineraries with top recommendations, detailed maps of China, and exclusive tips from locals. Whether you want to climb the Great Wall, explore the Forbidden City, or discover the Terracotta Warriers, this up-to-date guidebook will help you plan it all out.” —
    ISBN:1640971297, 9781640971295





  • NEW 973.0496 GATES 2019
    Gates, Henry Louis, Jr.
    Stony the road : Reconstruction, white supremacy, and the rise of Jim Crow
    Summary:“A profound new rendering of the struggle by African-Americans for equality after the Civil War and the violent counter-revolution that resubjugated them, as seen through the prism of the war of images and ideas that have left an enduring racist stain on the American mind. The abolition of slavery in the aftermath of the Civil War is a familiar story, as is the civil rights revolution that transformed the nation after World War II. But the century in between remains a mystery: if emancipation sparked ‘a new birth of freedom’ in Lincoln’s America, why was it necessary to march in Martin Luther King, Jr.’s America? In this new book, Henry Louis Gates, Jr., one of our leading chroniclers of the African-American experience, seeks to answer that question in a history that moves from the Reconstruction Era to the ‘nadir’ of the African-American experience under Jim Crow, through to World War I and the Harlem Renaissance. Through his close reading of the visual culture of this tragic era, Gates reveals the many faces of Jim Crow and how, together, they reinforced a stark color line between white and black Americans. Bringing a lifetime of wisdom to bear as a scholar, filmmaker, and public intellectual, Gates uncovers the roots of structural racism in our own time, while showing how African Americans after slavery combatted it by articulating a vision of a “New Negro” to force the nation to recognize their humanity and unique contributions to America as it hurtled toward the modern age. The book will be accompanied by a new PBS documentary series on the same topic, with full promotional support from PBS”–
    ISBN:“0525559531 (hardcover)”, “9780525559535 (hardcover)”





  • NEW 973.7082 MCCURRY 2019
    McCurry, Stephanie
    Women’s war : fighting and surviving the American Civil War
    Summary:The Civil War is remembered as a war of brother against brother, with women standing innocently on the sidelines. But battlefield realities soon challenged this simplistic understanding of women’s place in war. Stephanie McCurry shows that women were indispensable to the unfolding of the Civil War, as they have been–and continue to be–in all wars. With a trio of dramatic stories, McCurry explores unique facets of women’s wartime experiences, each one of which played an important part in redefining the meaning and stakes of the Civil War. Clara Judd, a female spy who was imprisoned by the Union for treason, sparked a heated controversy over the principle of civilian immunity, leading to lasting changes in the international laws of war. The hundreds of thousands of enslaved women who escaped to Union lines during the conflict upended military emancipation policies aimed only at enslaved male soldiers. Union leaders responded by casting fugitive black women as “soldiers’ wives,” offering them a protectionof sorts but placing a lasting obstacle on their path to freedom. In the war’s aftermath, the former Confederate Gertrude Thomas wrestled with her loss of status amid economic devastation, social collapse, and the new freedom of her former slaves. War andemancipation touched even her intimate family, revealing the full extent of the break in history Reconstruction represented.–
    ISBN:“0674987977 : HRD”, “9780674987975 : HRD”

 


  • 338.768 CARREYROU 2018
    Carreyrou, John
    Bad blood : secrets and lies in a Silicon Valley startup
    Summary:“The full inside story of the breathtaking rise and shocking collapse of a multibillion-dollar startup, by the prize-winning journalist who first broke the story and pursued it to the end in the face of pressure and threats from the CEO and her lawyers. In 2014, Theranos founder and CEO Elizabeth Holmes was widely seen as the female Steve Jobs: a brilliant Stanford dropout whose startup “unicorn” promised to revolutionize the medical industry with a machine that would make blood tests significantly faster and easier. Backed by investors such as Larry Ellison and Tim Draper, Theranos sold shares in a fundraising round that valued the company at $9 billion, putting Holmes’s worth at an estimated $4.7 billion. There was just one problem: The technology didn’t work. For years, Holmes had been misleading investors, FDA officials, and her own employees. When Carreyrou, working at The Wall Street Journal, got a tip from a former Theranos employee and started asking questions, both Carreyrou and the Journal were threatened with lawsuits. Undaunted, the newspaper ran the first of dozens of Theranos articles in late 2015. By early 2017, the company’s value was zero and Holmes faced potential legal action from the government and her investors. Here is the riveting story of the biggest corporate fraud since Enron, a disturbing cautionary tale set amid the bold promises and gold-rush frenzy of Silicon Valley”–
    ISBN:“152473165X (hardback)”, “9781524731656 (hardback)”