New Arrivals · All Nonfiction

February 24, 2018
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

The future of humanity : terraforming Mars, interstellar travel, immortality, and our destiny beyond Earth

February 23, 2018
Kaku, Michio, author.
New York : Doubleday, a division of Penguin Random House, LLC, [2018]
xx, 339 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Introduction: Toward a multiplanet species -- Part I: Leaving the Earth -- Preparing for liftoff -- New golden age of space travel -- Mining the heavens -- Mars or bust -- Mars: the garden planet -- Gas giants, comets, and beyond -- Part II: Voyage to the stars -- Robots in space -- Building a starship -- Kepler and a universe of planets -- Part III: Life in the universe -- Immortality -- Transhumanism and technology -- Search for extraterrestrial life -- Advanced civilizations -- Leaving the universe.
"Formerly the domain of fiction, moving human civilization to the stars is increasingly becoming a scientific possibility--and a necessity. Whether in the near future due to climate change and the depletion of finite resources, or in the distant future due to catastrophic cosmological events, we must face the reality that humans will one day need to leave planet Earth to survive as a species. World-renowned physicist and futurist Michio Kaku explores in rich, intimate detail the process by which humanity may gradually move away from the planet and develop a sustainable civilization in outer space. He reveals how cutting-edge developments in robotics, nanotechnology, and biotechnology may allow us to terraform and build habitable cities on Mars. He then takes us beyond the solar system to nearby stars, which may soon be reached by nanoships traveling on laser beams at near the speed of light. Finally, he brings us beyond our galaxy, and even beyond our universe, to the possibility of immortality, showing us how humans may someday be able to leave our bodies entirely and laser port to new havens in space. With irrepressible enthusiasm and wonder, Dr. Kaku takes readers on a fascinating journey to a future in which humanity may finally fulfill its long-awaited destiny among the stars"-- Provided by publisher.

Without precedent : John Marshall and his times

February 23, 2018
Paul, Joel R., author.
502 pages ; 24 cm
Introduction -- The frontier soldier -- A revolutionary capital -- Debating the Constitution -- Slaves and hypocrites -- Innocence lost -- Citizen Genet -- Entangling alliances -- Jay's treaty -- Talleyrand -- Not a sixpence -- Love and war -- Tossed into the Seine -- The XYZ papers -- The Jonathan Robbins affair -- Privateers and pirates -- The new order of things -- Showdown -- A strategic retreat -- Prizes of war -- High crimes -- Treason -- Estrangement -- The meaning of sovereignty -- Washington burning -- Friends and enemies -- The supreme law -- The pirate lottery -- The great steamboat case -- Public and private -- Right remains with the strongest -- An extravagant pretense -- In the conqueror's court -- A union prolonged by miracles.
"The remarkable story of John Marshall who, as chief justice, statesman, and diplomat, played a pivotal role in the founding of the United States. No member of America's Founding Generation had a greater impact on the Constitution and the Supreme Court than John Marshall, and no one did more to preserve the delicate unity of the fledgling United States. From the nation's founding in 1776 and for the next forty years, Marshall was at the center of every political battle. As Chief Justice of the United States--the longest-serving in history--he established the independence of the judiciary and the supremacy of the federal Constitution and courts. As the leading Federalist in Virginia, he rivaled his cousin Thomas Jefferson in influence. As a diplomat and secretary of state, he defended American sovereignty against France and Britain, counseled President John Adams, and supervised the construction of the city of Washington. D.C. This is the astonishing true story of how a rough-cut frontiersman--born in Virginia in 1755 and with little formal education--invented himself as one of the nation's preeminent lawyers and politicians who then reinvented the Constitution to forge a stronger nation. Without Precedent is the engrossing account of the life and times of this exceptional man, who with cunning, imagination, and grace shaped America's future as he held together the Supreme Court, the Constitution, and the country itself."--Dust jacket.

High-risers : Cabrini-Green and the fate of American public housing

February 23, 2018
Austen, Ben, author.
x, 384 pages : maps ; 24 cm
Maps on lining papers.
A home over Jordan. Portrait of a Chicago slum ; The reds and the whites ; Catch-as-catch-can ; Warriors ; The mayor's pied-à-terre -- Cabrini Green Harlem Watts Jackson. Cabrini-Green rap ; Concentration effects ; This is my life ; Faith brought us this far ; How horror works ; Dantrell Davis Way -- Rotations on the land. Cabrini mustard and turnip greens ; If not here. . . where? ; Transformations ; Old town, new town ; They came from the projects ; The people's public housing authority ; The Chicago neighborhood of the future.
Braids personal narratives, city politics, and national history to tell the timely and epic story of Chicago's Cabrini-Green, America's most iconic public housing project. Built in the 1940s atop an infamous Italian slum, Cabrini-Green grew to twenty-three towers and a population of 20,000--all of it packed onto just seventy acres a few blocks from Chicago's ritzy Gold Coast. Cabrini-Green became synonymous with crime, squalor, and the failure of government. For the many who lived there, it was also a much-needed resource--it was home. By 2011, every high-rise had been razed, the island of black poverty engulfed by the white affluence around it, the families dispersed. In this novelistic and eye-opening narrative, Ben Austen tells the story of America's public housing experiment and the changing fortunes of American cities. It is an account told movingly through the lives of residents who struggled to make a home for their families as powerful forces converged to accelerate the housing complex's demise. Beautifully written, rich in detail, and full of moving portraits, High-Risers is a sweeping exploration of race, class, popular culture, and politics in modern America that brilliantly considers what went wrong in our nation's effort to provide affordable housing to the poor--and what we can learn from those mistakes.

Unbelievable : why neither ancient creeds nor the reformation can produce a living faith today

February 23, 2018
Spong, John Shelby, author.
New York, NY : HarperOne, [2018]
xvi, 319 pages ; 24 cm
Part I. Setting the stage -- Why modern men and women can no longer be believers -- Part II. Stating the problem -- How the first Reformation began -- Differentiating the experience from the explanation -- Part III. Thesis 1: God -- The challenge of the Copernican revolution -- The impact on theism from Isaac Newton and Charles Darwin -- Dealing with the insights of Freud -- A place to begin -- being not a being -- The quest for God: a new form -- Our definition of God: evolving, never fixed -- Part IV. Thesis 2: Jesus the Christ -- Escaping the idolatry of the Incarnation -- The collapse of the salvation story -- Part V. Thesis 3: Original sin -- The Garden of Eden -- Part VI. Thesis 4: The virgin birth -- The story of the virgin birth -- The actual details behind Jesus' birth -- Part VII. Thesis 5: Miracles -- When miracles entered the Bible -- The miracles in the Moses/Joshua story -- Elijah and Elisha -- miracles expanded -- The miracles of Jesus -- Messiah miracles -- the final clue -- Part VIII. Thesis 6: Atonement theology -- Renouncing "Jesus dies for my sins" -- Incomplete -- not fallen -- Part IX. Thesis 7: Easter -- The Resurrection -- Paul's list of Resurrection witnesses -- The Gospels' understanding of Easter -- Part X. Thesis 8: The Ascension -- Elijah magnified -- Part XI. Thesis 9: Ethics -- Finding the basis for ethics -- How the Ten Commandments have changed through history -- Meet Moses' rather-in-law -- The questionable relevance of the Ten Commandments today -- Modern ethics -- Part XII. Thesis 10: Prayer -- The death of prayer -- Prayer: an act of being or of doing? -- Driving power toward a new understanding -- Part XIII. Thesis 11: Life after death -- Life after death -- still believable? -- A new perspective on eternity -- Part XIV. Thesis 12: Universalism -- The marks of tomorrow's Christianity -- Part XV. Epilogue -- My mantra: This I do believe.

Voices in the air : poems for listeners

February 22, 2018
Nye, Naomi Shihab, author.
New York, NY : Greenwillow Books, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, 2018.
xv, 190 pages ; 22 cm
Section I: Messages. Section II: Voices in the air. Section III: More worlds.
Includes index of first lines.
"Ninety-five poems pay tribute to essential voices past and present that have the power to provoke us, lead us, and give us hope" -- Provided by publisher.

Educated : a memoir

February 22, 2018
Westover, Tara, author.
New York : Random House, [2018]
xv, 334 pages ; 25 cm
Choose the good -- The midwife -- Cream shoes -- Apache women -- Honest dirt -- Shield and buckler -- The Lord will provide -- Tiny harlots -- Perfect in his generations -- Shield of feathers -- Instinct -- Fish eyes -- Silence in the churches -- My feet no longer touch Earth -- No more a child -- Disloyal man, disobedient heaven -- To keep it holy -- Blood and feathers -- In the beginning -- Recitals of the fathers -- Skullcap -- What we whispered and what we screamed -- I'm from Idaho -- A knight, errant -- The work of sulphur -- Waiting for moving water -- If I were a woman -- Pygmalion -- Graduation -- The hand of the almighty -- Tragedy then farce -- A brawling woman in a wide house -- Sorcery of physics -- The substance of things -- West of the sun -- Four long arms, whirling -- Gambling for redemption -- Family -- Watching the buffalo -- Educated.
"Tara Westover was seventeen the first time she set foot in a classroom. Born to survivalists in the mountains of Idaho, she prepared for the end of the world by stockpiling home-canned peaches and sleeping with her "head-for-the-hills bag." In the summer she stewed herbs for her mother, a midwife and healer, and in the winter she salvaged in her father's junkyard. The family was so isolated from mainstream society that there was no one to ensure the children received an education, and no one to intervene when one of Tara's older brothers became violent. As a way out, Tara began to educate herself, learning enough mathematics and grammar to be admitted to Brigham Young University. Her quest for knowledge would transform her, taking her over oceans and across continents, to Harvard and to Cambridge. Only then would she wonder if she'd traveled too far, if there was still a way home. With the acute insight that distinguishes all great writers, Tara Westover has crafted a universal coming-of-age story that gets to the heart of what an education offers: the perspective to see one's life through new eyes, and the will to change it."--Provided by publisher.

Blue dreams : the science and the story of the drugs that changed our minds

February 22, 2018
Slater, Lauren, author.
xv, 400 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Thorazine: Awake! -- Lithium: a salted stone -- Early antidepressants: the three-ringed molecule and the psychic energizer -- SSRIs: the birth of Prozac -- Placebos: the dancing disease -- Psilocybin (magic mushrooms): God's flesh -- MDMA (Ecstasy): the marriage medicine -- PKMzeta/ZIP (memory drugs): the spotless mind -- Deep brain stimulation: Who holds the clicker? -- Epilogue: Where we're headed.
Explores the discovery, invention, science, and people behind today's major psychotropic drugs, from the earliest, Thorazine and Lithium, through Prozac and Ecstasy, to today's most cutting-edge memory drugs and neural implants.

Enlightenment now : the case for reason, science, humanism, and progress

February 22, 2018
Pinker, Steven, 1954- author.
xix, 556 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Part I: Enlightenment. Dare to understand! ; Entro, evo, info ; Counter-enlightenments -- Part II: Progress. Progressophobia ; Life ; Health ; Sustenance ; Wealth ; Inequality ; The environment ; Peace ; Safety ; Terrorism ; Democracy ; Equal rights ; Knowledge ; Quality of life ; Happiness ; Existential threats ; The future of progress -- Part III: Reason, science, and humanism. Reason ; Science ; Humanism.
The follow-up to Pinker's groundbreaking The Better Angels of Our Nature presents the big picture of human progress: people are living longer, healthier, freer, and happier lives, and while our problems are formidable, the solutions lie in the Enlightenment ideal of using reason and science. Far from being a naïve hope, the Enlightenment, we now know, has worked. But more than ever, it needs a vigorous defense. The Enlightenment project swims against currents of human nature--tribalism, authoritarianism, demonization, magical thinking--which demagogues are all too willing to exploit. Many commentators, committed to political, religious, or romantic ideologies, fight a rearguard action against it. The result is a corrosive fatalism and a willingness to wreck the precious institutions of liberal democracy and global cooperation.

Political tribes : group instinct and the fate of nations

February 22, 2018
Chua, Amy, author.
293 pages ; 24 cm
Includes bibliographic references (pages 213-282) and index
American exceptionalism and the sources of U.S. group blindness abroad -- Vietnam -- Afghanistan -- Iraq -- Terror tribes -- Venezuela -- Inequality and the tribal chasm in America -- Democracy and political tribalism in America.
Discusses the failure of America's political elites to recognize how group identities drive politics both at home and abroad, and outlines recommendations for reversing the country's foreign policy failures and overcoming destructive political tribalism at home.

Superfans : into the heart of obsessive sports fandom

February 22, 2018
Dohrmann, George, author.
xiv, 202 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Fan Zero -- Putting with PhDs -- What exactly are we rooting for? -- Nature v. nurture -- Members only -- How to stand out (but still fit in) -- There's no place like home -- The power of connection -- Is there such a thing as "the female fan"? -- Delusions of influence -- Hell hath no fury like a fan scorned -- Breaking away -- Sunday worship -- Salvation Army -- Nevets.
"A Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist pulls back the curtain on the extraordinary inner lives of America's most obsessive sports fans. There are fans, and then there are fanatics. In this wondrously immersive look at American sports fandom, George Dohrmann travels the country to find out what distinguishes an ordinary, everyday enthusiast from that special breed of supporter known as the superfan. In Minnesota, Dohrmann meets newly minted generals of the Viking World Order, a Minnesota Vikings affinity group organized along military lines. In Oregon, he shares a few beers with a determined soccer fan who amassed--almost singlehandedly--a four-thousand-strong cheering section for the fledgling Portland Timbers. In Illinois, he talks with the parents of a five-year-old boy whose intense hatred of Tom Brady went viral on YouTube. Through these and other intimate profiles, Dohrmann shows us the human faces behind the colored face paint, the real people inside the elaborate costumes who prowl the stands and parking lots at stadiums from coast to coast. In addition to the fans themselves, Dohrmann also talks with the experts who study them. He uses the latest thinking in sports psychology--some of it learned during a spirited round of miniature golf with a group of professors at the annual Sports Psychology Forum--to unravel the answers to such burning questions as: How does fandom begin? What are its effects on everyday life? When does it go too far? For everyone who's ever body-painted their torso with the team colors of their alma mater before heading off to a sports bar--or even just screamed at their television during the final minute of an NBA Finals game, Superfans offers an entertaining and insightful exploration of the many ways human beings find meaning in something bigger than themselves."--Inside dust jacket.

Resurrecting Easter : how the West lost and the East kept the original Easter vision

February 22, 2018
Crossan, John Dominic, author.
213 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 24 cm
A tale of two visions -- Travels in the realms of gold -- The guards told everything that had happened -- The cave of the Anastasis -- He did not rise alone -- So that posterity might be amazed by the lavishness -- The Anastasis, the joy of the world -- Rise up, o Lord, do not forget the oppressed -- From the holy mountain -- Let now the angelic choir of heaven exult -- The victory of so great a king -- Dwellers in the dust, awake and sing for joy! -- Declared Son of God in power by the Resurrection of the dead ones -- So hope for a great sea-change.
In this four-color illustrated journey that is part travelogue and part theological investigation, bestselling author and acclaimed Bible scholar John Dominic Crossan and his wife Sarah painstakingly travel throughout the ancient Eastern church, documenting through text and image a completely different model for understanding Easter's resurrection story, one that provides promise and hope for us today. Traveling the world, the Crossans noticed a surprising difference in how the Eastern Church considers Jesus' resurrection -- an event not described in the Bible. At Saint Barbara's Church in Cairo, they found a painting in which the risen Jesus grasps the hands of other figures around him. Unlike the Western image of a solitary Jesus rising from an empty tomb that he viewed across Eastern Europe, Asia, and the Middle East, the Crossans saw images of the resurrection depicting a Jesus grasping the hands of figures around him, or lifting Adam and Eve to heaven from Hades or hell, or carrying the old and sick to the afterlife. They discovered that the standard image for the Resurrection in Eastern Christianity is communal and collective, something unique from the solitary depiction of the resurrection in Western Christianity. Fifteen years in the making, Resurrecting Easter reflects on this divide in how the Western and Eastern churches depict the resurrection and its implications. The Crossans argue that the West has gutted the heart of Christianity's understanding of the resurrection by rejecting that once-common communal iconography in favor of an individualistic vision. As they examine the ubiquitous Eastern imagery of Jesus freeing Eve from Hades while ascending to heaven, the Crossans suggest that this iconography raises profound questions about Christian morality and forgiveness. A fundamentally different way of understand the story of Jesus' rebirth illustrated with 130 images, Resurrecting Easter introduces an inclusive, traditional community-based ideal that offers renewed hope and possibilities for our fractured modern society.

100 questions every first-time home buyer should ask : with answers from top brokers from around the country

February 22, 2018
Glink, Ilyce R., 1964- author.
New York City : Three Rivers Press, [2018]
xviii, 456 pages ; 24 cm
Revised edition of the author's 100 questions every first-time home buyer should ask, c2005.
Includes index.
Introduction -- Fast pass: 9 questions you must answer before buying your first home -- The beginning: how do I know what I want to buy? -- How do I look for a home? -- How do I identify what I like and need in a home? -- How do I know what I can afford to spend? -- The nuts and bolts of financing your home -- Finding a great mortgage you can live with -- Putting together the deal -- Negotiating the deal -- Possession and other parts of the offer to purchase -- Before you close -- The closing -- Happily ever after.
Buying a home is one of the most important decisions in any person's life. Glink answers all of your questions about home buying-- and some you didn't know you had. She takes readers on a personal journey from open houses to moving day, creating a one-stop shop to getting the home of your dreams.

Celebration of discipline : the path to spiritual growth

February 22, 2018
Foster, Richard J., author.
San Francisco : HarperOne, 2018.
xxvii, 258 pages ; 22 cm

The common good

February 22, 2018
Reich, Robert B., author.
New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2018.
viii, 193 pages : illustrations ; 19 cm
Includes discussion guide (pages 161-193).
"...Clear-eyed manifesto for re-centering our economics and politics on the idea of the common good. Robert B. Reich...demonstrates that a common good not only exists but in fact constitutes the very essence of any society or nation...We must weigh the moral obligations of citizenship and carefully consider how we as a country should relate to honor, shame, patriotism, truth, and the meaning of leadership...A fundamental statement about the purpose of society and a cri de coeur to save American soul."--Dust jacket flap.

Cozy wool appliqué: 11 seasonal folk art projects for your home

February 22, 2018
Angus, Elizabeth, author.
Lafayette, Calif. : C&T Publishing, ò018.
48 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 28 cm

Everything you love will burn : inside the rebirth of white nationalism in America

February 22, 2018
Tenold, Vegas, author.
New York, NY : Nation Books, 2018.
xiii, 321 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Introduction: Election Day, 2016 -- The battle of Trenton -- The Little F赨rer -- The defender of Western civilization -- Kiggy -- The NSM turns forty -- The soldiers of the Earl Turner -- National Kill-a-White-Person Day -- The ANA -- Hammerskins -- Harrisburg -- The suits -- The college boys -- Hail Heimbach -- Postscript: the Hard Right.
"Six years ago, Vegas Tenold embedded himself among the members of three of America's most ideologically extreme white nationalist groups--the KKK, the National Socialist Movement, and the Traditionalist Workers Party. At the time, these groups were part of a disorganized counterculture that felt far from the mainstream. But since then, all that has changed. Racially-motivated violence has been on open display at rallies in Charlottesville, Berkeley, Pikesville, Phoenix, and Boston. Membership in white nationalist organizations is rising, and national politicians, including the president, are validating their perceived grievances. Everything You Love Will Burn offers a terrifying, sobering inside look at these newly empowered movements, from their conventions to backroom meetings with Republican operatives. Tenold introduces us to neo-Nazis in Brooklyn; a millennial Klanswoman in Tennessee; and a rising star in the movement, nicknamed the "Little F赨rer" by the Southern Poverty Law Center, who understands political power and is organizing a grand coalition of far-right groups to bring them into the mainstream. Everything You Love Will Burn takes readers to the dark, paranoid underbelly of America, a world in which the white race is under threat and the enemy is everywhere."--Dust jacket.

The faith of Donald J. Trump : a spiritual biography

February 22, 2018
Brody, David, 1965- author.
New York, NY : HarperCollins, [2018]
xx, 375 pages ; 24 cm
Introduction: this Trump is your Trump -- Luck and pluck -- Making Augsburg great again -- Mother Mary comes to Queens -- Back to the future Presbyterians -- City on a Jamaican hill -- Hindenberg -- We have confirmation -- The church for Spock babies -- The power of positive thinking -- Manhattan, malaise, and morning in America -- The man who has everything -- Prospereality -- The escalator -- What is your relationship with God? -- The B-I-B-L-E, yes, that's the book for me -- Pentecostals, prayer, and dinner at the Polo -- Mr. Cyrus meets wrecking ball -- 3 wings, 2 Corinthians, and February 1 -- Pat, the Pope, and the Palmetto state primary -- #NeverTrump -- Coalesce or two evils? -- Cleveland rocks... and prays -- Pastors and pews -- What the hell do you have to lose? -- What happens in Vegas -- The art of the unreal -- Gorsuch a time as this -- You've got a friend in me -- Riyadh, Jerusalem, and Rome -- Give me liberty.
Drawing on extensive interviews and unparalleled access to the White House, looks at President Trump's connection to the Christian faith, the evangelical right, the prosperity gospel, and today's pressing moral and ethical issues.

The fourth cup : unveiling the mystery of the Last Supper and the cross

February 22, 2018
Hahn, Scott, author.
192 pages ; 22 cm
What is finished? -- Passover and Covenant -- A typical sacrifice -- Rite turns -- The Paschal shape of the Gospels -- Behold the Lamb -- Unleavened bread -- The cups -- The hour -- The chalices and the Church -- The Paschal shape of the liturgy -- The Christian Passover -- The Paschal shape of life.
"Well-known Catholic theologian Dr. Scott Hahn explains Christ's Paschal sacrifice on the cross as the fulfillment of the traditional fourth cup used in the celebration of Passover, drawing symbolic parallels to the Last Supper and Christ's death on Calvary. Through his scholarly insights and important biblical connections, Mass will come alive for you as never before!"

The new localism : how cities can thrive in the age of populism

February 22, 2018
Katz, Bruce, author.
Washington, D.C. : Brookings Institution Press, [2017]
xii, 290 pages ; 24 cm
Power reimagined -- New localism and the American city -- Everything has changed -- Revaluing urban growth: Pittsburgh case study -- Rethinking governance: Indianapolis case study -- Reclaiming public wealth: Copenhagen case study -- New localism and economic inclusion -- Inventing metro finance -- Financing the future -- Toward a nation of problem solvers: a call to action.

The book of mistakes : 9 secrets to creating a successful future

February 22, 2018
Prichard, Skip, author.
New York : Center Street, 2018.
xii, 178 pages ; 22 cm
"Have you ever wondered why some people seem to catch all the breaks and win over and over again? What do the super successful know? What is standing between you and your wildest dreams? The Book of Mistakes will take you on an inspiring journey, following an ancient manuscript with powerful lessons that will transform your life. You'll meet David, a young man who with each passing day is more disheartened and stressed. Despite a decent job, apartment, and friends, he just feels hollow, until one day he meets a mysterious young woman and everything starts to change. In this self-help tale wrapped in fiction, you'll learn the nine mistakes that prevent many from achieving their goals. You'll learn how to overcome these hurdles and reinvent your life. This success parable is packed with wisdom that will help you discover and follow your personal purpose, push beyond your perceived capabilities, and achieve more than you ever dreamed possible. You'll find yourself returning again and again to a deceptively simple story that teaches actionable insights and enduring truths"-- Provided by publisher.

I've got this round : more tales of debauchery

February 22, 2018
Hart, Mamrie, 1983- author.
viii, 294 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Introduction -- The Poc-oh-no's -- Starr-spangled manners -- That's so-noma -- Long-lasting friendsips -- Singled out -- I think I Cannes -- Moulin rouge -- Amster-dayum -- Pure cunt'ry -- Sliding into my DMs -- Pros and cons -- Backstreet's whack, all right! -- Pity party -- Get online, fellas! -- Just the (unsolicited) tips -- Get a clue! -- Love at first fight -- Somebody rockin' knockin' da boots -- Weirdest day -- The Irish hello -- Frasierween.
"When Mamrie simultaneously enters her 30s and finds herself single for the first time since college, the world is suddenly full of possibilities. Emboldened by the cool confidence that comes with the end of one's 20s plus the newfound independence of an attachment-free lifestyle, Mamrie commits herself to living life with even more spirit, adventure, and heart than before. Mamrie dives into new experiences at full-tilt and seeks out once-in-a-lifetime opportunities (like meeting the Dixie Chicks), bucket-list goals (like visiting the Moulin Rouge), and madcap adventures (like going anchors-away on a Backstreet Boys cruise)--all while diving back into the dating world for the first time in a decade."-- Provided by publisher.

Strength in stillness : the power of Transcendental Meditation

February 22, 2018
Roth, Robert, 1950- author.
215 pages ; 20 cm
Introduction -- A working definition -- Day 1: Starting the process -- Day 2: Points of correct practice -- Day 3: Success without stress -- Day 4: Growing the benefits -- Change begins within -- My own story.
Medical experts agree that the epidemic of stress is damaging our physical and emotional health at younger and younger ages. While there is no single cure, the Transcendental Meditation technique is a simple practice that dramatically changes how we respond to stress and life's challenges. With scientifically proven benefits -- reduced stress and anxiety, and improved focus, sleep, resilience, creativity, and memory, to name a few -- this five-thousand-year-old technique has a clear and direct impact on our very modern problems. Meditation instructor Bob Roth breaks down the science behind Transcendental Meditation. He highlights the three distinct types of meditation -- Focused Attention, Open Monitoring, and Self-Transcending -- and showcases the evidence that the third, Self-Transcending, or Transcendental Meditation, is a uniquely accessible, effective, and efficient way to reduce stress, access inner power, and build resilience. Free of gimmicks, mystical verbiage, and obscure theory, this is a clear and practical guide to calming mind, body, and spirit.

Current medical diagnosis & treatment.

February 21, 2018
Los Altos, Calif. : Lange Medical Publications.
v. ; 26 cm.
Publisher varies: <2011>-2015, McGraw-Hill Medical ; 2016- McGraw-Hill Education.
"A Lange medical book"--T.p. (2011).

American salaries and wages survey.

February 21, 2018
Detroit : Gale Research, Inc.
v. ; 28 cm.

Congenital disorders sourcebook.

February 21, 2018
Detroit, MI : Omnigraphics, Inc.
volumes ; 24 cm.
"Provides basic consumer health information about nonhereditary birth defects and disorders, including facts about prevention and treatment options. Includes index, glossary of related terms, and other resources"-- Provided by publisher.

State and metropolitan area data book.

February 21, 2018
Lanham, Maryland : Bernan Press, [2013]-
volumes : maps ; 28 cm
Chiefly statistics.

In full flight : a story of Africa and atonement

February 21, 2018
Heminway, John Hylan, 1944- author.
316 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 22 cm
Prologue: The end -- That's all I'll say -- If -- La Coquille -- We are finished -- A Pukka place -- The emergency -- The piper -- Miss Mary -- L'enfer des femmes -- Begin the beguine -- Dr. Claude -- No. 40 flat heels -- Rabble of Communist fomenters -- The scorecard -- The wrong side of the binoculars -- I know what I'm doing -- I'll be back -- Hiding in full view -- In memoriam, Africa.
"The revelatory account of a woman's quest for a new life in Africa in the wake of World War II--a heroic career that hid a dark wartime past"-- Provided by publisher.

Love worth making : how to have ridiculously great sex in a lasting relationship

February 21, 2018
Snyder, Stephen (Sex therapist), author.
New York : St. Martin's Press, 2018.
x, 292 pages ; 25 cm
Your sexual self: Rules of the heart ; The sexual self in action ; Be my baby ; The art of the easy ; Two roads to orgasm -- Women and Men: The woman in the mirror ; Men at work ; The mysteries of intercourse ; Why women lose intrest in sex ; Why men go missing in bed ; Standing your ground -- Sex for life: Eros and faith ; Becoming a couple ; Can sex survive monogamy? ; Mindfullness, heartfulness, and prayer ; Care of the sexual soul ; Childhood's end.

The self-driven child : the science and sense of giving your kids more control over their lives

February 21, 2018
Stixrud, William R., author.
viii, 367 pages ; 24 cm
Why a sense of control is such a big deal -- The most stressful thing in the universe -- "I love you too much to fight with you about your homework": the parent as consultant -- "It's your call": kids as decision makers -- The nonanxious presence: how to help your kids find a sense of control by finding your own -- Inner drive: how to help[ your kids develop motivation -- Radical downtime -- Sleep: the most radical downtime -- Taking a sense of control to school -- Wired 24/7: taming the beast of technology -- Exercising the brain and body -- Navigating learning disabilities, ADHD, and autism spectrum disorders -- The SAT, ACT, and other four-letter words -- Who's ready for college? -- Alternate routes -- Onward.
A clinical psychologist and a test-prep expert combine cutting-edge brain science with insights from their work with families to outline a case for giving children more freedom to unleash their full potential.

Not perfect

February 21, 2018
LaBan, Elizabeth, author.
290 pages ; 22 cm
"Tabitha Brewer wakes up one morning to find her husband gone, leaving her no way to support herself and their two children, never mind their upscale Philadelphia lifestyle. She'd confess her situation to her friends--if it wasn't for those dreadful words of warning in his goodbye note: "I'll tell them what you did." Instead, she does her best to keep up appearances, even as months pass and she can barely put food on the table--much less replace a light bulb. While she looks for a job, she lives in fear that someone will see her stuffing toilet paper into her handbag or pinching basil from a neighbor's window box. Soon, blindsided by catastrophe, surprised by romance, and stunned by the kindness of a stranger, Tabitha realizes she can't keep her secrets forever. Sooner or later, someone is bound to figure out that her life is far from perfect." --Publishers description.

Can your outfit change the world?

February 21, 2018
Paisley, Erinne, author
[Victoria, British Columbia] : Orca Book Publishers, 2017.
149 pages : color illustrations ; 19 cm
This work of nonfiction in the PopActivism series for teens looks at how teens can make responsible and eco-friendly clothing choices.

The Family tree historical newspapers guide : how to find your ancestors in archived newspapers

February 21, 2018
Beidler, James M. (James Michael), 1960-
239 pages : black and white illustrations ; 23 cm
The historical role of newspapers -- Records in newspapers -- Vital records and life events in newspapers -- Obituaries and other death notices -- Understanding newspaper media -- Free newspaper websites -- -- Genealogybank -- Other subscription websites -- Seeking out other newspapers -- Ethnic-focused newspapers -- International newspapers -- Preserving, collecting, and citing newspapers -- Putting it all together -- Newspaper research flowchart -- Newspaper resources -- Creating a newspaper chronology.
"There are more historical newspaper resources than you think and they're easier to access than you know. When researched properly, no other type of record can beat historical newspapers in taking the pulse of their times and places, recording not just the names of specific individuals, but also the information that was important to the community. This comprehensive how-to guide will show you how to harvest the "social media" of centuries past to learn facts about your ancestors as well as the flavor of the times they lived in. With step-by-step examples, case studies, templates, worksheets, and screenshots, this book lays out what genealogists can find in online (and offline) historical newspapers, from city dailies to weekly community papers to foreign-language gazetteers and publications from religious, ethnic, and labor societies" -- Publisher.

The social life of books : reading together in the eighteenth-century home

February 21, 2018
Williams, Abigail. author.
viii, 351 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Introduction : Home improvements -- How to read -- Reading and sociability -- Using books -- Access to reading -- Verse at home -- Drama and recital -- Fictional worlds -- Piety and knowledge -- Afterword -- Notes -- Index.
"A vivid exploration of the evolution of reading as an essential social and domestic activity during the eighteenth century. Two centuries before the advent of radio, television, and motion pictures, books were a cherished form of popular entertainment and an integral component of domestic social life. In this fascinating and vivid history, Abigail Williams explores the ways in which shared reading shaped the lives and literary culture of the time, offering new perspectives on how books have been used by their readers, and the part they have played in middle-class homes and families. Drawing on marginalia, letters and diaries, library catalogues, elocution manuals, subscription lists, and more, Williams offers fresh and fascinating insights into reading, performance, and the history of middle-class home life."-- Provided by publisher.

Chasing portraits : a great-granddaughter's quest for her lost art legacy

February 21, 2018
Rynecki, Elizabeth, author.
viii, 385 pages ; 24 cm
A Jewish girl should know -- The trouble with Moshe -- Paintings -- Defying Hitler -- Displaced -- Italy -- Legacy -- Cultural assets--lost art -- A loan request -- Gifting Moshe's paintings -- Serendipity -- Toronto, Canada -- University of Toronto -- Schneid Archive -- Poland -- The Jewish Historical Institute -- A tour of POLIN -- Majdanek -- Kazimierz Dolny -- Playing ball -- Roadblocks -- A shared heritage -- Looking forward.
"The memoir of one woman's emotional quest to find the art of her Polish-Jewish great-grandfather, lost during World War II. Moshe Rynecki's body of work reached close to eight hundred paintings and sculptures before his life came to a tragic end. It was his great-granddaughter Elizabeth who sought to rediscover his legacy, setting upon a journey to seek out what had been lost but never forgotten"-- Provided by publisher.

Patches of blue : 17 quilt patterns & a gallery of inspiring antique quilts

February 21, 2018
Sitar, Edyta, author.
128 pages : chiefly color illustrations ; 28 cm

Thy neighbor's wife

February 21, 2018
Talese, Gay.
New York : Harper Perennial, 2009.
xii, 588 pages ; 21 cm
Includes index.
First published in 1980.
"When first published, Gay Talese's groundbreaking work, Thy Neighbor's Wife, shocked a nation with its powerful, eye-opening revelations about the sexual activities and proclivities of the American public in the era before AIDS. A marvel of journalistic courage and craft, the book opened a window into a new world built on a new moral foundation, carrying the reader on a remarkable journey from the Playboy Mansion to the Supreme Court, to the backyards and bedrooms of -- the development of the porn industry, the rise of the "swinger" culture, the legal fight to define obscenity, and the daily sex lives of "ordinary" people. It is the book that forever changed the way Americans look at themselves and one another."--provided by publisher..

All the pieces matter : the inside story of The wire

February 21, 2018
Abrams, Jonathan P. D., 1984- author.
xi, 340 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : color illustrations ; 25 cm
An argument of dissent -- Like a novel -- Character research -- Build a city -- A real rom-com -- No one was ever safe -- The bastard child of HBO -- Kids don&#x2019;t vote -- Turn the camera back -- We opened the conversation.
"The definitive oral history of the iconic and beloved TV show The Wire, as told by the actors, writers, directors, and others involved in its creation. Since its final episode aired in 2008, HBO's acclaimed crime drama The Wire has only become more popular and influential. The issues it tackled, from the failures of the drug war and criminal justice system to systemic bias in law enforcement and other social institutions, have become more urgent and central to the national conversation. The show's actors, such as Idris Elba, Dominic West, and Michael B. Jordan, have gone on to become major stars. Its creators and writers, including David Simon and Richard Price, have developed dedicated cult followings of their own. Universities use the show to teach everything from film theory to criminal justice to sociology. Politicians and activists reference it when discussing policy. When critics compile lists of the Greatest TV Shows of All Time, The Wire routinely takes the top spot. It is arguably one of the great works of art America has produced in the 20th century. But while there has been a great deal of critical analysis of the show and its themes, until now there has never been a definitive, behind-the-scenes take on how it came to be made. With unparalleled access to all the key actors and writers involved in its creation, Jonathan Abrams tells the astonishing, compelling, and complete account of The Wire, from its inception and creation through its end and powerful legacy"-- Provided by publisher.

A baker's year : twelve months of baking and living the simple life at the Smoke Signals bakery

February 21, 2018
Jensen, Tara, author.
New York : St. Martin's Griffin, [2018]
xi, 189 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Includes index.
This is a year in the life of Instagram bread-baking sensation Tara Jensen as she teaches readers how to bake bread and pies, build the perfect fire to cook with, and live a simple, satisfying life. Jensen takes readers month-by-month through the seasons at Smoke Signals for porridge and waffles in winter, crusty bread in spring, pies and pizza in the summer, and celebration cakes for end-of-the-year holidays. Along the way, Tara writes about how to live in a more peaceful world, shares stories from her own life, mourns romances lost, and celebrates the promise of a new relationship.

Beginning programming with Python

February 21, 2018
Mueller, John, 1958- author.
Hoboken, NJ : John Wiley & Sons, Inc., [2018]
xii, 392 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Includes index.
Part 1: Getting started with Python. Talking to your computer ; Getting your own copy of Python ; Interacting with Python ; Writing your first application ; Working with Anaconda -- Part 2: Talking the talk. Storing and modifying information ; Managing information ; Making decisions ; Performing repetitive tasks ; Dealing with errors -- Part 3: Performing common tasks. Interacting with packages ; Working with strings ; Managing lists ; Collecting all sorts of data ; Creating and using classes -- Part 4: Performing advanced tasks. Storing data in files ; Sending an e-mail -- Part 5: The part of tens. Ten amazing programming resources ; Ten ways to make a living with Python ; Ten tools that enhance your Python experience ; Ten (plus) libraries you need to know about.

Built : the hidden stories behind our structures

February 21, 2018
Agrawal, Roma, 1983- author.
300 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Storey -- Force -- Fire -- Clay -- Metal -- Rock -- Sky -- Earth -- Hollow -- Pure -- Clean -- Idol -- Bridge -- Dream.
Looks at the history of structural engineering, discusses the science behind the field, describes how engineers keep modern buildings from falling down and how a bridge can span distances, and compares modern solutions with those from ancient cultures. --Publisher

Madness : the ten most memorable NCAA basketball finals

February 21, 2018
Mehler, Mark (Journalist), author.
xii, 243 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
The hunters: Duke vs. Butler, 2010 -- The improbable game: Michigan vs. Seton Hall, 1989 -- A perfect game from an imperfect team: Villanova vs. Georgetown, 1985 -- Hope is a thing with leather (or rubber): North Carolina State vs. Houston, 1983 -- Dean, redeemed: North Carolina vs. Georgetown, 1982 -- Too much, the Magic/Bird show: Michigan State vs. Indiana State -- The Wiz waves goodbye: UCLA vs. Kentucky, 1975 -- What price, glory?: Texas Western vs. Kentucky, 1966 -- The contrast contest: Loyola vs. Cincinnati, 1963 -- The slickers vs. the hicks...and Wilt: North Carolina vs. Kansas, 1967 -- The consolation games(2016, 2008, 2003, 1993, and 1987)

Mothers of massive resistance : white women and the politics of white supremacy

February 21, 2018
McRae, Elizabeth Gillespie, author.
New York, NY : Oxford University Press, [2018]
xiv, 352 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Introduction: Segregation's constant gardeners -- Massive support for segregation, 1920-1942 -- The color line in Virginia: the home grown production of white supremacy -- Citizenship education for a segregated nation -- Campaigning for a Jim Crow south -- Jim Crow storytelling -- Massive resistance to the black freedom struggle, 1942-1974 -- Partisan betrayals: a bad woman, weak white men, and the end of a party -- Jim Crow's international enemies and nationwide allies -- Threats within: black southerners, 1954-1956 -- White women, white youth, and the hope of the nation -- Conclusion: the new national face of segregation: Boston women against busing.
"They are often seen in photos of crowds in the mid-century South--white women shooting down blacks with looks of pure hatred. Yet it is the male white supremacists who have been the focus of the literature on white resistance to Civil Rights. This groundbreaking first book recovers the daily workers who upheld the system of segregation and Jim Crow for so long--white women. Every day in rural communities, in university towns, and in New South cities, white women performed a myriad of duties that upheld white over black. These politics, like a well-tended garden, required careful planning, daily observing, constant weeding, fertilizing, and periodic poisoning. They held essay contests, decided on the racial identity of their neighbors, canvassed communities for votes, inculcated racist sentiments in their children, fought for segregation in their schools, and wrote column after column publicizing threats to their Jim Crow world. Without white women, white supremacist politics could not have shaped local, regional, and national politics the way it did, and the long civil rights movement would not have been so long. This book is organized around four key figures--Nell Battle Lewis, Florence Sillers Ogden, Mary Dawson Cain, and Cornelia Dabney Tucker--whose political work, publications, and private correspondence offer a window onto the broad and massive network of women across the South and the nation who populate this story. Placing white women's political work from the 1920s to the 1970s at the center, this book demonstrates the diverse ways white women sustained twentieth century campaigns for white supremacist politics, continuing well beyond federal legislation outlawing segregation, and draws attention to the role of women in grassroots politics of the 20th century."--Provided by publisher.

The world only spins forward : the ascent of Angels in America

February 21, 2018
Butler, Isaac, author.
437 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Includes index.

Awakening your ikigai : how the Japanese wake up to joy and purpose every day

February 21, 2018
Mogi, Ken'ichirō, 1962- author.
viii, 210 pages : illustrations ; 19 cm.
"Originally published in Great Britain as The Little Book of Ikigai by Quercus in 2017." --Title page verso.
Note to the reader: The five pillars of ikigai -- What is ikigai? -- Your reason to get up in the morning -- Kodawari and the benefits of thinking small -- The sensory beauty of ikigai -- Flow and creativity -- Ikigai and sustainability -- Finding your purpose in life -- What doesn't kill you makes you stronger -- Ikigai and happiness -- Accept yourself for who you are -- Find your own ikigai.
Ikigai is a Japanese phenomenon commonly understood as "your reason to get up in the morning." Ikigai can be small moments: the morning air, a cup of coffee, a compliment. It can also be deep convictions: a fulfilling job, lasting freiendships, balanced health. Whether big or small, your ikigai is the path to success and happiness in your own life.

Queen bees & wannabes : helping your daughter survive cliques, gossip, boys, and the new realities of girl world

February 21, 2018
Wiseman, Rosalind, 1969- author.
New York : Harmony, [2016]
436 pages ; 20 cm
Revised edition of the author's Queen bees & wannabes, 2009.
Introduction -- Cliques and Popularity -- Is It really Happening So Much Younger? -- Passport to Girl World -- Breaking Through the Wall -- Technology, Social Networking, and Girl World -- The Mirror -- Mean Girls: Teasing and Gossiping -- Power Plays and Politics: Speaking Truth in Girl World -- Boy World -- Girl World Meets Boy World -- Pleasing Boys, Betraying Yourself -- Sex, Drugs, Alcohol, and Partying in Girl World -- Getting Help.
"Updated and revised paperback of the definitive guide to understanding girls and cliques features new research on younger girls and online worlds"-- Provided by publisher.

Slave culture : a documentary collection of the slave narratives from the Federal Writers' Project

February 21, 2018
Santa Barbara, California : Greenwood, [2014]
3 volumes (xlv, 1124 pages) : illustrations ; 26 cm
v.1. The enslaved community culture : Religion and the enslaved community ; Holidays and special occasions: times of celebration and rest ; Music and other forms of cultural expression -- Childhood for the enslaved : Familial bonds ; The slaveholder as surrogate parent ; Day-to-day care of enslaved children ; Parent and child interaction ; Transition from childhood to productive worker ; Childhood games (the chance just to be a child) -- v.2. The enslaved family : Challenges of marriages and unions for the enslaved ; Loss of family members: separation of couples and families ; Mixed family: white fathers ; Providing support for family members ; Preserving family history and heritage -- Enslaved women : The workday for enslaved women ; Enslaved women and their families ; Enslaved women and marriage ; Sexual imposition and enslaved women -- v.3. Work and slavery : Field workers ; Domestic workers ; Skilled workers ; Hiring out enslaved workers -- Physical abuse and intimidation : Punishing field workers ; Punishing domestic workers ; Crushing signs of rebelliousness -- Runaways and the quest for freedom : Reasons for deciding to run ; Crafting a plan of escape ; Fleeing not too far distant ; Discouraging freedom ; The impact of the Civil War ; Emancipation ; Appendix: The long road to the cabin door: historians on American slavery.
"For the first time, the WPA Slave Narratives are organized by theme, making it easier to examine--and understand--specific aspects of slave life and culture"--Provided by publisher.

Molly's game : the true story of the 26-year-old woman behind the most exclusive, high-stakes underground poker game in the world

February 21, 2018
Bloom, Molly, author.
New York, NY : Dey Street, an imprint of William Morrow Publishers, 2017.
262 pages ; 21 cm
"Now a major motion picture"--Cover.
Prologue -- Beginners luck -- Hollywooding -- Playing the rush -- Cooler -- A chip and a chair -- Cold deck -- Epilogue.
Molly Bloom reveals how she built one of the most exclusive, high-stakes underground poker games in the world--an insider's story of excess and danger, glamour and greed. In the late 2000s, Molly Bloom, a twentysomething petite brunette from Loveland Colorado, ran the highest stakes, most exclusive poker game Hollywood had ever seen--she was its mistress, its lion tamer, its agent, and its oxygen. Everyone wanted in, few were invited to play. Hundreds of millions of dollars were won and lost at her table. Molly's game became the game for those in the know--celebrities, business moguls, and millionaires. Molly staged her games in palatial suites with beautiful views and exquisite amenities. She flew privately, dined at exclusive restaurants, hobnobbed with the heads of Hollywood studios, was courted by handsome leading men, and was privy to the world's most delicious gossip, until it all came crashing down around her. Molly's Game is a behind the scenes look at Molly's game, the life she created, the life she lost, and what she learned in the process.

Parenting from the inside out : how a deeper self-understanding can help you raise children who thrive

February 21, 2018
Siegel, Daniel J., 1957-
xxiv, 311 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
How we remember : experience shapes who we are -- How we perceive reality : constructing the stories of our lives -- How we feel : emotion in our internal and interpersonal worlds -- How we communicate : making connections -- How we attach : relationships between children and parents -- How we make sense of our lives : adult attachment -- How we keep it together and how we fall apart : the high road and the low road -- How we disconnect and reconnect : rupture and repair -- How we develop mindsight : compassion and reflective dialogues.
Explores the extent to which our childhood experiences shape the way we parent, drawing on new findings in neurobiology and attachment research and explaining how interpersonal relationships directly impact the development of the brain. Offers parents a step-by-step approach to forming a deeper understanding of their own life stories.

Be the hands and feet : living out God's love for all his children

February 21, 2018
Vujicic, Nick, author.
Colorado Springs : WaterBrook, 2018.
234 pages ; 24 cm
Letting your light shine -- Called to serve -- Answering questions -- The Gospel at home -- Delicious fruit -- Out of the box -- Build a team -- Mentoring faith -- Blessed are the mentors -- Gospel allies -- God's big tent -- Adventures in outreach -- Finish well -- My father-a model for life -- No matter what comes.

Concrete creations : 45 easy-to-make gifts & accessories

February 21, 2018
Dawidowski, Marion, author.
Tunbridge Wells, Kent : Search Press, 2018.
128 pages : color illustrations ; 26 cm
Translation of: Wohnaccessoires aus Beton selber machen, and, Kreativ mit Beton: Kleine Projekte zum Selbermachen.
"Concrete is in. And no wonder: it's inexpensive, durable, and makes unique, stunning pieces with which to decorate your home. With just a bag of ready-mixed concrete, water and a few utensils and moulds you can find around the house, you can create beautiful, minimalist items in no time at all; from clocks, vases, lampshades and bowls through to jewellery, wine coolers and desk organisers. Each project is equipped with easy-to-follow, step-by-step instructions and tips, and all can be made with very little know-how - making it a perfect craft for beginner concrete artisans, as well as the more experienced mason. A perfect mix of power, presence and practicality, bring concrete into your home today and discover a new-found love for this often overlooked but remarkable building material"--Provided by publisher.

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