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June 2014

Encounter in Rendlesham Forest : the inside story of the world’s best-documented UFO incident
Pope, Nick, 1965-
New York : Thomas Dunne Books/St. Martin’s Press, 2014.
001.942 POP
“In 1980, a UFO was tracked on military radar in Rendlesham Forest, England. It landed near two of the most strategically important military bases in NATO, and was approached by military witnesses who touched the hull. This explosive new book–perfect for fans of Annie Jacobsen’s Area 51, and Leslie Kean’s UFOs–tells the full story of this incident, which is set to become better-known than Roswell. Written by Nick Pope, an international bestselling author and former government UFO investigator, working closely with John Burroughs and Jim Penniston, the two officers at the heart of the encounters, this book reveals the first-hand witnesses’ full stories for the first time and is is supported by numerous formerly-classified documents obtained under the Freedom of Information Act. Burroughs and Penniston are well-known in the believer community and are enthusiastic about promoting the book with Pope. An ex-Ministry of Defense official, Pope is the only government UFO investigator to have gone on the record on this subject. He has a huge US media profile as a UFO expert, making him the perfect person to team with Burroughs and Penniston to write and promote this book. The inside story of these events and their aftermath will change people’s perceptions about the UFO mystery and about the true role played by government, the military and the intelligence agencies”

The book of odds : from lightning strikes to love at first sight, the odds of everyday life
Shapiro, Amram R, author.
New York, NY : HarperCollins, c2014.
031.02 SHA
Presents over four hundred thousand statements of probability that capture who we are and how we live today, providing statistics on such topics as love, sex, health, education, religion, and drug use.

The humor code : a global search for what makes things funny
McGraw, Peter, 1970-
New York : Simon & Schuster, c2014.
152.43 MCG

Miracles now : 108 life-changing tools for less stress, more flow, and finding your true purpose
Bernstein, Gabrielle.
Carlsbad, California : Hay House, Inc., 2014.
155.9042 BER
Presents techniques to combat fear, anxiety, burnout, fatigue, and other common problems, featuring spirit-based principles, meditations, and practical tools to help readers connect with their inner strength and live with more ease.

The confidence code : the science and art of self-assurance– what womenshould know
Kay, Katty, author.
New York : HarperBusiness, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, [2014].
158 KAY
Combines research in genetics, gender, behavior, and cognition with real-life examples to offer inspiration and practical advice to help women achieve the careers they want and deserve.

Own it! : be the boss of your life–at home and in the workplace
Coffey, Tabatha, 1969- author.
New York : Itbooks/HarperCollins, c2014.
158.1 COF
Part small business advice, part self-help book, the Bravo star shares her blunt yet rational wisdom, providing tips on entrepreneurship, customer service, management, and women in business, and presents stories of real people who have faced challenging transitions.

10% happier : how I tamed the voice in my head, reduced stress without losing my edge, and found self-help that actually works : a true story
Harris, Dan, 1971-
New York : It Books, [2014].
158.12 HAR
After having a nationally televised panic attack on Good Morning America, Harris knew he had to make some changes. A lifelong nonbeliever, he found himself on a bizarre adventure, involving a disgraced pastor, a mysterious self-help guru, and a gaggle of brain scientists. Eventually, Harris realized that the source of his problems was the very thing he always thought was his greatest asset: the incessant, insatiable voice in his head, which had both propelled him through the ranks of a hyper-competitive business and also led him to make the profoundly stupid decisions that provoked his on-air freak-out. “A spiritual book written for–and by–someone who would otherwise never read a spiritual book, 10% HAPPIER is both a deadly serious and seriously funny look at mindfulness and meditation as the next big public health revolution.

You can begin again : no matter what, it’s never too late
Meyer, Joyce, 1943-
New York : Faith Words, 2014.
248.86 MEY
Offers stories, scriptural principles, and advice encouraging readers to never give up on themselves or God, regardless of the setbacks or obstacles that they encounter.

The people’s platform : taking back power and culture in the digital age
Taylor, Astra.
New York, New York : Metropolitan Books, Henry Holt and Company, 2014.
302.231 TAY
Challenging the notions of the Internet as the great leveler of our age, a cultural commentator argues that the world wide web only reflects and enhances real-world inequities, and discusses what we need to do if we want the Internet to truly be a people’s platform.

The alpha woman meets her match : how today’s strong women can find loveand happiness without settling
Rhodes, Sonya.
New York, NY : William Morrow, [2014].
303.33 RHO

Hacking happiness : why your personal data counts and how tracking it can change the world
Havens, John C.
New York : Tarcher, [2014].
303.483 HAV
“In Hacking Happiness, futurist and contributing Mashable writer John C. Havens introduces you to your “quantified self”-your digital identity represented by gigabytes of data produced from tracking your activities on your smartphone and computer. Harvested by megacorporations such as Google, Facebook, and Amazon, Havens argues that companies gather this data because of its immense economic value, encouraging a culture of “sharing” as they hoard the information based on our lives for private monetary gain. But there’s an alternative to this digital dystopia. Emerging technologies will help us reclaim this valuable data for ourselves, so we can directly profit from the insights linked to our quantified selves. At the same time, sensors in smartphones and wearable devices will help us track our emotions to improve our well-being based on the science of positive psychology. Havens proposes that these trends will lead to new economic policies that redefine the meaning of “wealth,” allowing governments to create policy focused on purpose rather than productivity. An issues book highlighting the benefits of an examined life in the digital world, this timely work takes the trepidation out of the technological renaissance and illustrates how the fruits of the Information Age can improve our lives for a happier humanity”

War! What is it good for? : conflict and the progress of civilization from primates to robots
Morris, Ian, 1960-
New York : Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2014.
303.66 MOR
“A powerful and provocative exploration of how war has changed our society–for the better “War! What is it good for? Absolutely nothing,” says the famous song–but archaeology, history, and biology show that war in fact has been good for something. Surprising as it sounds, war has made humanity safer and richer. In War! What Is It Good For? the renowned historian and archaeologist Ian Morris tells the gruesome, gripping story of fifteen thousand years of war, going behind the battles and brutality to reveal what war has really done to and for the world. Stone Age people lived in small, feuding societies and stood a one-in-ten or even one-in-five chance of dying violently. In the twentieth century, by contrast–despite two world wars, Hiroshima, and the Holocaust–fewer than one person in a hundred died violently. The explanation: war, and war alone, has created bigger, more complex societies, ruled by governments that have stamped out internal violence. Strangely enough, killing has made the world safer, and the safety it has produced has allowed people to make the world richer too. War has been history’s greatest paradox, but this searching study of fifteen centuries of violence suggests that the next half century is going to be the most dangerous of all time. If we can survive it, the age-old dream of ending war may yet come to pass. But, Morris argues, only if we understand what war has been good for can we know where it will take us next”

Uprising : a new age is dawning for every mother’s daughter
Armstrong, Sally, 1943-
New York : Thomas Dunne Books, St. Martin’s Press, 2014.
305.409 ARM
“From Africa to Asia to the Americas, women are the key to progress on ending poverty, violence, and conflict. Award-winning humanitarian and journalist Sally Armstrong shows us why empowering women and girls is the way forward, and she introduces us to the leading females who are making change happen, from Nobel Prize winners to little girls suing for justice. Uprising examines the stunning courage, tenacity, and wit these change-makers are using to alter the status quo. From mud-brick houses in Afghanistan to the forests of Congo to a shelter in northern Kenya, where 160 girls have won an historic court case against a government who did not protect them from rape. Uprising is about the final frontier for women: having control over your own body, whether in zones of conflict, in rural villages, on university campuses, or in your own kitchen. In this landmark book, Sally Armstrong brings us the voices of the women all over the world whose bravery is changing the world as we know it”

Yes, it’s hot in here : adventures in the weird, woolly world of sports mascots
Mass, A. J.
New York : Rodale Books, ©2014.
306.483 MAS
“A lighthearted, personal, and amusing cultural history of the sports mascot by a former Mr. Met. Yes, It’s Hot in Here explores the entertaining history of the mascot from its jester roots in Renaissance society to the slapstick pantomime of the Clown Prince of Baseball, Max Patkin, all the way up to the mascots of the slam-dunk, rock-and-roll, Jumbotron culture of today. Along the way, author AJ Mass of ESPN.com (a former Mr. Met himself) talks to the pioneers among modern-day mascots like Dave Raymond(Phillie Phanatic), Dan Meers (K. C. Wolf), and Glenn Street (Harvey the Hound) and finds out what it is about being a mascot that simply won’t leave the performer. Mass examines what motivates high school and college students to compete for the chance to wear a sweaty animal suit and possibly face the ridicule of their peers in the process, as well as women who have proudly served as mascots for teams in both the pro and amateur ranks. In the book’s final chapter, Mass climbs inside a mascot costume onemore time to describe what it feels like and, perhaps, rediscover a bit of magic”

He texted! : The ultimate guide to decoding guys
Winning, Lisa.
New York : Gallery Books, 2014.
306.7302 WIN
“…This hilarious and essential guide from the founders of HeTexted.com with totally straightforward guy sight from the HeTexted Bros will help you autocorrect your digital dating life, from decoding your Facebook friendships, to reading the intentions behind guys perplexing texts, to deciding when if ever you should text him first. It s He s Just Not That Into You for the digital age and What to Expect When You re Expecting . . . a second date all in one invaluable package!”

Strong mothers, strong sons : lessons mothers need to raise extraordinary men
Meeker, Margaret J.
New York : Ballantine Books, [2014].
306.8743 MEE
“Calling upon thirty years of experience as a pediatrician, Meg Meeker, M.D., a highly sought after national speaker, assistant professor of clinical medicine, and mother of four, shares the secrets that every mother needs to know in order to strengthen–or rebuild–her relationship with her son.”

Don’t hurt people and don’t take their stuff : a libertarian manifesto
Kibbe, Matt.
New York : William Morrow/HarperCollinsPublishers, c2014.
320.512 KIB
“The first true manifesto of a new show libertarian grassroots movement”

A call to action : women, religion, violence, and power
Carter, Jimmy, 1924-
New York : Simon & Schuster, c2014.
323.34 CAR
Looks at the suffering, discrimination, and abuse suffered by women throughout the world, often as a result of distorted readings of religious texts, as witnessed by the author and the testimony of women representing different regions and religions.

China’s second continent : how a million migrants are building a new empire in Africa
French, Howard W, author.
New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2014.
325.251 FRE

The Snowden files : the inside story of the world’s most wanted man
Harding, Luke, 1968-
New York : Vintage Books/Random House LLC, c2014.
327.12 HAR
Discusses the infamous intelligence breach brought about by Edward Snowden, including the dangers of global monitoring, how Snowden managed to leave the country with a hard drive full of secrets, and his battle for asylum.

No place to hide : Edward Snowden, the NSA, and the U.S. surveillance state
Greenwald, Glenn, author.
New York : Metropolitan Books/Henry Holt, 2014.
327.1206 GRE
An investigative reporter for “The Guardian” presents an assessment of the NSA surveillance scandal that has triggered debates over national security and information privacy to explore its alliances and consequences.

The zero marginal cost society : the internet of things, the collaborative commons, and the eclipse of capitalism
Rifkin, Jeremy.
New York : Palgrave Macmillan, [2014].
330.126 RIF
Describes how the emerging Internet of Things will bring marginal costs of goods and services to near zero, making them nearly free, abundant and no longer subject to market forces. In this new world, social capital is as important as financial capital, access trumps ownership, sustainability supersedes consumerism, cooperation ousts competition and exchange value in the capitalist marketplace is increasingly replaced by sharable value on the Collaborative Commons.

The demographic cliff : how to survive and prosper during the great deflation of 2014-2019
Dent, Harry S., 1950-
New York, N.Y. : Penguin Group USA, c2014.
330.973 DEN
“Bestselling author and financial guru Harry Dent shows why we’re facing a decade-long “great deflation”-and what to do about it. Throughout his long career as an economic forecaster, Harry Dent has relied on demographics-the ultimate tool for predicting both big and small trends, decades in advance. Now he explains what’s going to happen to our economy with the accelerating retirements of the Baby Boomers. Inflation rises when a larger than usual block of younger people enter the workforce, and it wanes when large numbers of older people retire, downsize their homes, and cut their spending. The mass retirement of the Boomers won’t just hold back inflation, it will actually cause deflation- with a downturn and periodic crises from 2014 until about 2023. Dent explores the implications of his controversial predictions for retirement planning, healthcare, real estate, education, investing, and business strategies. His advice will help readers survive and prosper during the challenging years ahead”

Overwhelmed : work, love, and play when no one has the time
Schulte, Brigid, 1962-
New York : Sarah Crichton Books/Farrar, Straus and Giroux, [2014].
331.44 SCH
“This book asks whether working mothers in America — or anywhere — can ever find true leisure time. Or are our brains, our partners, our culture, our bosses, making it impossible for us to experience anything but “contained time,” in which we are in frantic life management mode until we are sound asleep?”

The seven sins of Wall Street : big banks, their Washington lackeys, andthe next financial crisis
Ivry, Bob.
New York, NY : PublicAffairs, 2014.
332.0973 IVR
We all know that the financial crisis of 2008 came dangerously close to pushing the United States and the world into a depression rivaling that of the 1930s. But what is astonishing and should make us not just afraid but very afraid are the shenanigans of the biggest banks since the crisis. Bob Ivry passionately, eloquently, and convincingly details the operatic ineptitude of America’s best-compensated executives and the ways the government kowtows to what it mistakenly imagines is their competence and success. Ivry shows that the only thing that has changed since the meltdown is how too-big-to- fail banks and their fellow travelers in Washington have nudged us ever closer to an even bigger economic calamity.

All the presidents’ bankers : the hidden alliances that drive American power
Prins, Nomi.
New York, N.Y, : Nation Books, a member of the Perseus Books Group, [2014].
332.1097 PRI
“All The Presidents’ Bankers is a compelling narrative of how a small group of private bankers and their financial institutions shaped America’s economy and its global position since the start of the twentieth century. Through personal, political and professional networks, these bankers strategically exercised, and continue to exercise, disproportionate control over the destiny of billions of people. Nomi Prins offers an explosive account of how this came to be, and how the banks continue to influence the world economy and dominate government. Aligning the complex relationships between political and financial leaders since the early 1900s, Prins exposes the elite bankers that served as unelected leaders and confidants, acting as a shadow government concealed behind the US presidency from Wilson to Obama. With eye-opening correspondence culled from Presidential libraries across the country, against a timeline of two world wars and multiple market crashes, All The Presidents’ Bankers traces the shocking consequences of a system in which there is no line between public office and private power”

Flash boys : a Wall Street revolt
Lewis, Michael (Michael M.).
New York : W. W. Norton & Company, c2014.
332.6209 LEW
“Flash Boys is about a small group of Wall Street guys who figure out that the U.S. stock market has been rigged for the benefit of insiders and that, post financial crisis, the markets have become not more free but less, and more controlled by the big Wall Street banks. Working at different firms, they come to this realization separately; but after they discover one another, the flash boys band together and set out to reform the financial markets….”

The secret world of oil
Silverstein, Ken.
London ; New York : Verso, ©2014.
338.2728 SIL
“Oil is the lifeblood of modern civilization, and the industry that supplies it has been the subject of intense interest and scrutiny, as well as countless books. And yet, almost no attention has been paid to one aspect of the modern oil industry: the questionable characters–the fixers, gangsters, and dictators–allied with competing governments and multinational corporations. The energy industry, to cite just one measure of corruption, violates the US Foreign Corrupt Practices Act more often than any other economic sector, even weapons. This book sets out to tell the story of this hidden world. The global fleet of some 11,000 tankers, which tripled in size during the past decade,moves approximately 2 billion metric tons of oil annually. And every stage in the production process, from discovery to consumption, is tainted by corruption and violence, even if little of that is visible to the public. Based on trips to New York, Washington, Houston, London, Paris, Geneva, Phnom Penh, Dakar, Lagos, Baku, and Moscow, among other far-flung locales, “The Secret World of Oil” includes up -close portraits of a shadowy Baku-based trader; a high-flying London fixer; and an oil dictator’s playboy son who has to choose one of his eleven luxury vehicles when he heads out to party in Los Angeles. Supported by funding from the prestigious Open Society, this is both an entertaining global travelogue and a major work of investigative reporting”

Reinventing American health care : how the Affordable Care Act will improve our terribly complex, blatantly unjust, outrageously expensive, grossly inefficient, error prone system
Emanuel, Ezekiel J., 1957- author.
New York : Public Affairs / Perseus Books Group c2014.
362.1042 EMA
“Health care is the largest employer in America, one of the largest perceived drains on the budget of the Federal government, a system with the capacity to bankrupt entire state economies, and one of the areas of personal expenditure that gives individual American citizens most financial anxiety. It matters like almost no other dimension of the government and private sector. Yet the system is widely misunderstood, and is a confusing maze to most of us who feel crushed by its complexities quite as much as we feel served by its doctors and nurses. Reinventing American Health Care explains why the American health care system is the way it is (why, for instance hospitals are so dominant), and the five problems that confront any attempt at reform. Teddy Roosevelt, FDR, Truman, Kennedy and Nixon all came to power promising universal coverage, and all failed. Emanuel explains how this happened by way of showing how extraordinary the passage of the Affordable Care Act was: it completely bucked the trend, in the face of some very tough political circumstances. With his unique insider’s view, Emanuel explains why the Affordable Care Act took the shape it did, and in particular examines the political role of the American Medical Association. He then projects how the ACA will affect health care in the future, laying out the likely areas where further reform will be necessary”

In the kingdom of the sick : a social history of chronic illness in America
Edwards, Laurie (Laurie Elizabeth).
New York : Walker & Company, c2013.
362.196 EDW
“Thirty years ago, Susan Sontag wrote, “Everyone who is born holds dual citizenship in the kingdom of the well and the kingdom of the sick … Sooner or later each of us is obliged, at least for a spell, to identify ourselves as citizens of that other place.” Now more than 133 million Americans live with chronic illness, accounting for nearly three-quarters of all health care dollars, and untold pain and disability. There has been an alarming rise in illnesses that defy diagnosis through clinical tests or have no known cure. Millions of people, especially women, with illnesses such as irritable bowel syndrome, chronic pain, and chronic fatigue syndrome face skepticism from physicians and the public alike. And people with diseases as varied as cardiovascular disease, HIV, certain cancers, and type 2 diabetes have been accused of causing their preventable illnesses through their lifestyle choices. We must balance our faith in medical technology with awareness of the limits of science, and confront our throwback beliefs that people who are sick have weaker character than those who are well. Through research and patient narratives, health writer Laurie Edwards explores patient rights, the role of social media in medical advocacy, the origins of our attitudes about chronic illness, and much more. What The Noonday Demon did for people suffering from depression, In the Kingdom of the Sick does for those who are chronically ill.”

Poison spring : the secret history of pollution and the EPA
Vallianatos, E. G.
New York, New York : Bloomsbury Press, c2014.
363.73 VAL
For twenty-five years E.G. Vallianatos saw the EPA from the inside, with rising dismay over how pressure from politicians and threats from huge corporations were turning it from the public’s watchdog into a “polluter’s protection agency.” Based on his own experience, the testimony of colleagues, and hundreds of documents Vallianatos collected inside the EPA, Poison Spring reveals how the agency has continually reinforced the chemical-industrial complex. Writing with acclaimed environmental journalist McKay Jenkins, E.G. Vallianatos provides a devastating exposé of how the agency created to protect Americans and our environment has betrayed its mission.

The true American : murder and mercy in Texas
Giridharadas, Anand.
New York : W.W. Norton & Company, c2014.
364.1523 GIR
The True American tells the story of Raisuddin Bhuiyan, a Bangladesh Air Force officer who dreams of immigrating to America and working in technology. But days after 9/11, an avowed “American terrorist” named Mark Stroman, seeking revenge, walks into the Dallas minimart where Bhuiyan has found temporary work and shoots him, maiming and nearly killing him. Two other victims, at other gas stations, aren’t so lucky, dying at once. The True American traces the making of these two men, Stroman and Bhuiyan, and of their fateful encounter. It follows them as they rebuild shattered lives: one striving on Death Row to become a better man, the other to heal and pull himself up from the lowest rung on the ladder of an unfamiliar country.

Savage portrayals : race, media, and the Central Park jogger story
Byfield, Natalie P., 1960- author.
Philadelphia : Temple University Press, 2014.
364.1532 BYF

The price of silence : the Duke lacrosse scandal, the power of the elite,and the corruption of our great universities
Cohan, William D.
New York : Scribner, c2014.
364.1532 COH
An account of the Duke lacrosse team rape case illuminates the ever- widening gap between America’s rich and poor, and demonstrates how far the powerful will go to protect themselves.

The promise of a pencil : how an ordinary person can create extraordinary change
Braun, Adam.
New York : Scribner, 2014.
370.9172 BRA
The riveting story of how a young man turned $25 into more than 200 schools around the world and the guiding steps anyone can take to lead a successful and significant life.

The iron road : an illustrated history of the railroad
Wolmar, Christian.
New York : DK Publishing, c2014.
385.0973 WOL
From the early steam trains to the high-speed bullet trains of today, ‘The Iron Road’ tells the hidden stories of railway history – the inspired engineering, blood, sweat and tears that went into the construction of the railways. Uncover the compelling tales of bold vision, invention and error, and social change behind the history of trains and railways, with famous railways such as the Transsiberian fully explored.

The sixth extinction : an unnatural history
Kolbert, Elizabeth.
New York : Henry Holt and Company, 2014.
576.84 KOL
Drawing on the work of geologists, botanists, marine biologists and other researchers, an award-winning writer for The New Yorker discusses the five devastating mass extinctions on earth and predicts the coming of a sixth.

Moods, emotions, and aging : hormones and the mind-body connection
Bronson, Phyllis J., 1952-
Lanham : Rowman & Littlefield, c2013.
612.405 BRO

The future of the mind : the scientific quest to understand, enhance, and empower the mind
Kaku, Michio.
New York, N.Y. : Doubleday, [2014].
612.8 KAK
For the first time in history, the secrets of the living brain are being revealed by a battery of high tech brain scans devised by physicists. Now what was once solely the province of science fiction has become a startling reality. Recording memories, telepathy, videotaping our dreams, mind control, avatars, and telekinesis are not only possible; they already exist.

Toxin toxout : getting harmful chemicals out of our bodies and our world
Lourie, Bruce.
New York : St. Martin’s Press, 2014.
613 LOU
“[In Toxin Toxout] two of North America’s leading environmental activists give practical and often surprising advice for removing toxic chemicals and cleansing our bodies and homes. There are over 80,000 synthetic chemicals in commerce today, including hormone-disrupting phthalates and parabens, cancer-causing pesticides, heavy metals and air pollutants. Rick Smith and Bruce Lourie use their outrageous experiments (they and their brave volunteers are the guinea pigs) to prove how easily our bodies absorb these chemicals from the foods we eat, the air we breathe, and the products we smear on our skin–day after day. Then they give us the good news about what is in our control and the steps we can take for reducing our toxic burden. They investigate the truth behind organic foods, which detox methods actually work, if indoor air quality is improving, and how we dispose of waste (where do those chemicals go?).”

Living safely, aging well : a guide to preventing injuries at home
Drago, Dorothy A., 1946-
Baltimore, MD : Johns Hopkins University Press, c2013.
613.0438 DRA
In Living Safely, Aging Well, nationally recognized safety expert Dorothy A. Drago spells out how to prevent unintentional injury while cooking, gardening, sleeping, driving–and just walking around the house.

The Paleo diet : lose weight and get healthy by eating the foods you were designed to eat
Cordain, Loren, 1950-
Hoboken, NJ : Wiley/John Wiley & Sons, Inc., c2011.
613.25 COR
“The Paleo Diet will work wonders. Dr. Loren Cordain demonstrates how, by eating your fill of satisfying and delicious lean meats and fish, fresh fruits, snacks, and non-starchy vegetables, you can lose weight and prevent and treat heart disease, cancer,osteoporosis, metabolic syndrome, and many other illnesses. Breakthrough nutrition program based on eating the foods we were genetically designed to eat-lean meats and fish and other foods that made up the diet of our Paleolithic ancestors This revised edition features new weight-loss material and recipes plus the latest information drawn from breaking Paleolithic research”

The Paleo answer : 7 days to lose weight, feel great, stay young
Cordain, Loren, 1950-
Hoboken, N.J. : John Wiley & Sons, c2012.
613.25 COR
“How to take the Paleo diet to the max for optimal weight loss and total health-from bestselling author and top Paleo expert Dr. Loren Cordain. Dr. Loren Cordain’s bestselling The Paleo Diet and The Paleo Diet Cookbook have helped hundreds of thousands of people eat for better health and weight loss by following the diet humans were genetically designed to eat: meats, fish, fresh fruits, vegetables, nuts and other foods that mimic the diet of our Paleolithic ancestors. In Maximum Paleo, he shows you how to supercharge the Paleo diet for optimal lifelong health and weight loss. Featuring a new prescriptive 7-day plan and surprising revelations from the author’s original research, it’s the most powerful Paleo guide yet. Based on the author’s groundbreakingresearch on Paleolithic diet and lifestyle. Includes a new 7-day plan with recommended meals, exercise routines, lifestyle tips, and supplement recommendations. Reveals fascinating findings from the author’s research over the last decade, such as why vegan and vegetarian diets are not healthy and why dairy, soy products, potatoes, and grains are not just unhealthful but may be toxic Includes health and weight-loss advice for all Paleo dieters-women, men, and people of all ages- and is invaluable for CrossFitters and other athletes. Written by Dr. Loren Cordain, the world’s leading expert on Paleolithic eating styles internationally regarded as the father of Paleo. Whether you’ve been following a Paleo-friendly diet and want to take it to the next level orare just discovering the benefits of going Paleo, this book will help you follow the Paleo path to the fullest-for lifelong health, increased energy, better sleep, lower stress and weight loss”

The Men’s Fitness exercise bible : 101 best workouts to build muscle, burn fat, and sculpt your best body ever!
Hyson, Sean.
New York : Random House Inc., 2013.
613.71 HYS
Offers over one hundred workouts for a wide variety of fitness goals that utilize different types of equipment, including no equipment at all, that can be done in a short period of time.

The complete book of massage
Atkinson, Mary, 1956-
London : Carlton Books Limited, 2011.
615.822 ATK
Shows you how to enjoy the many therapeutic benefits of massage, and share the caring and healing aspects with your partner, friends and family. By explaining the basic techniques and giving detailed sequences for massaging various parts of the body, this title enables you to develop your own massage style and create specially tailored programs.

Eating dangerously : why the government can’t keep your food safe– and how you can
Booth, Michael, 1965-
Lanham, Maryland : Rowman & Littlefield, c2014.
615.945 BOO
This two-part guide to our food system’s problems and how consumers can help protect themselves is written by two seasoned journalists who helped break the story of the 2011 listeria outbreak that killed 33 people.

Treating and beating fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue syndrome : a step-by-step program proven to help you feel good again
Murphree, Rodger H.
Birmingham, Ala. : Harrison Hampton ; Indianapolis, IN : Distrbuted by Cardinal Publishers Group, c2013.
616.0478 MUR

Beat the heart attack gene : a revolutionary plan to prevent heart disease, stroke, and diabetes
Bale, Bradley.
Nashville, TN : Wiley, c2014.
616.12 BAL
” A revolutionary, personalized guide to preventing heart disease based on genetic factors Heart disease is the #1 cause of death in America. It affects 81 million Americans and is the culprit in one of every two deaths in the United States. Most people think that they are not at risk of a heart attack if they control their cholesterol and blood pressure, but they aren’t aware of other major risk factors. The good news is that with the right information and strategies, heart attacks are preventable–even if heart disease runs in the family. In Beat the Heart Attack Gene, world-renowned cardiovascular specialists Bradley Bale, MD and Amy Doneen, ARNP, present a new model for understanding and preventing heart disease. … ”

The 30-day heart tune-up : a breakthrough medical plan to prevent and reverse heart disease
Masley, Steven.
New York : Center Street, c2014.
616.12 MAS
“Cardiovascular disease is the #1 killer of Americans today, and while most doctors focus on lowering cholesterol and blood pressure they are overlooking the real culprit: glucose levels. With today’s overweight population and dramatic increase in Type II Diabetes, studies now show that sugar, not fat, does most of the heart damage. Plaque reducing statins used to lower high cholesterol treat some symptoms but not the cause of most heart disease — and they do not stop the growth of arterial plaque. The good news is that everyone- regardless of size, genetics, gender, or age-can treat arterial plaque and prevent heart attacks and strokes with THE 30-DAY HEART TUNE-UP. The key to the program is about shrinking arterial plaque, improving circulation, and strengthening your heartbeat with fiber and fitness using these tools: Adding heart-healing foods to your diet. Exercise that strengthens your heart and arteries. Stress management. A customized heart-friendly supplement plan. THE 30 -DAY HEART TUNE-UP program is easy, fast, and could even be called sexy. Dr. Masley devotes a chapter to showing how improving heart health improves sex drive in both men and women”

Natural solutions for digestive health : relief from the most common problems including : acid reflux, IBS, gas, constipation, diarrhea, Crohn’s Disease, ulcers, children’s digestive issues, and more
Sarno Teta, Jillian.
New York, NY : Sterling Publishing Co., Inc., [2014].
616.23 SAR
“Based on the latest medical and nutritional research, Natural Solutions for Digestive Health provides anyone suffering with chronic or intermittent gut disorders the relief they seek. It covers everything from low- grade irritations such as bloating, gas, constipation, and lactose intolerance to more serious conditions such as ulcerative colitis, acid reflux, gallstones, diverticulitis, and inflammatory bowel disease. The authors’ safe, effective, practical, and drug-free approach to ending GI troubles includes simple lifestyle changes and a comprehensive 28-day meal plan with more than 45 easy, delicious recipes. A special section focuses on a growing concern–pediatric digestive problems–followed by an index of all conditions (including hard to grasp ailments such as dysbiosis, candida, and metabolic resistance) and the symptoms associated with them”

Crohn’s & colitis diet guide
Steinhart, Allan Hillary, 1959- author.
Don Mills, Ontario : Robert Rose, c2014.
616.344 STE
“Discover proven dietary strategies for managing IBD, as well as meal plans, 175 recipes and an abundance of IBD-specific tips and information on maintaining good nutrition”

The diabetes breakthrough : based on a scientifically proven plan to lose weight and cut medications
Hamdy, Osama.
Don Mills, Ontario, Canada : Harlequin, [2013].
616.462 HAM
Why WAIT? In this groundbreaking book, diabetes and weight management expert Osama Hamdy, M.D., Ph.D., reveals how you can reverse the course of your type 2 diabetes, lose weight for good and finally reclaim your health-in just 12 weeks! Dr. Hamdy is at the forefront of cutting-edge clinical research conducted at Joslin Diabetes Center, an affiliate of Harvard Medical School. For the first time, he shares those scientific breakthroughs in a usable and doable step-by-step 12-week plan based on the successful Why WAIT (Weight Achievement and Intensive Treatment) program he conducts at Joslin. And with the professionally formulated exercise plans fine-tuned by Dr. Sheri Colberg, an exercise physiologist and renewed diabetes fitness expert, you’ll not only get results but keep them.

Tell me what to eat if I have diabetes : nutrition you can live with
Magee, Elaine.
Pompton Plains, New Jersey : Career Press Inc., 2014.
616.462 MAG

Fight diabetes with vitamins and antioxidants
Prasad, Kedar N., author.
Rochester, Vermont : Healing Arts Press, [2014].
616.462 PRA
“The most up-to-date and complete resource on the powerful benefits of micronutrients for diabetes treatment and prevention Provides an easy-to- follow program of nutritional supplements to halt progression of diabetes and its complications and to improve your odds of avoiding diabetes Shows how merely changing your diet and activity level cannot fully counteract the chronic inflammation and free radical damage at the source of diabetes and prediabetes Debunks the flawed conclusions of the medical community that show vitamins and antioxidants to be ineffective for diabetes treatment In this practical yet scientific guide, leading researcher in cancer, heart disease, and diabetes prevention Kedar N. Prasad, Ph.D., reveals the latest revolutionary discoveries on the use of antioxidants and micronutrients to treat diabetes. He details how the proper combinations of vitamin and antioxidant supplements can greatly increase the effectiveness of standard medical treatments to halt and even reverse the progression of both type I and type II diabetes and prevent onset in those who are diagnosed as prediabetic. Prasad shows how chronic inflammation, oxidative stress, and free radical damage are the chief culprits for the progression of diabetes and its complications and that merely changing your diet and activity level and regulating blood glucose levels cannot fully counteract this unhealthy internal state. He provides an easy-to-follow daily supplement regime for both diabetics and prediabetics in multiple age groups to target free radical damage and cell injury and stop the progression of diabetes complications. Reviewing much of the scientific research on diabetes treatment, he debunks the flawed conclusions of the medical community that vitamins and antioxidants are ineffective, revealing how the studies focused on specific micronutrients rather than synergistic combinations. Offering the missing complement to the standard care of diet, exercise, and lifestyle changes promoted by mainstream medicine, this guide provides a truly holistic approach to diabetes prevention, treatment, and care”

The Wahls protocol : how I beat progressive MS using Paleo principles and functional medicine
Wahls, Terry L.
New York, New York : Avery,a member of Penguin Group, c2014.
616.834 WAH
“An integrative approach to healing chronic autoimmune conditions by a doctor, researcher, and sufferer of progressive multiple sclerosis (MS) whose TEDx talk is already a web sensation”

Essential first steps for parents of children with autism : helping the littlest learners
Delmolino, Lara.
Bethesda, MD : Woodbine House, c2013.
616.8588 DEL
“Drs. Delmolino and Harris, experienced clinicians and ABA therapists, eliminate the confusion and guesswork by outlining the pivotal steps parents can take now to optimize learning and functioning for children age 5 and younger. Case studies and a review of evidence-based interventions and proven practices help parents prepare a strong foundation for their child’s future development.”

Virus hunt : the search for the origin of HIV
Crawford, Dorothy H.
Oxford, England : Oxford University Press, c2013.
616.9792 CRA
“AIDS was first described in 1981 and just under three years later the Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) was discovered. Confirming that HIV causes AIDS–now accepted by virtually all scientists–took rather longer. But where did HIV come from? When did it first infect us? How did it manage to spread so widely?”

On the cancer frontier : one man, one disease, and a medical revolution
Marks, Paul A, author.
New York : PublicAffairs, ©2014.
616.994 MAR
“Paul Marks M.D., President Emeritus of Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Hospital, attributes the elusive nature of cancers cure to its inherently anarchic processes. There can be no hope for a miracle cure when defective cells use a myriad of tools to succeed in their relentless assaults. There are many ways cancers get started, and turn healthy cell division and growth into lethal attacks. Cancer cells and their abnormal genes are inherently unstable and so, are able to fight off anything that gets in their way-often a prescribed drug. In 1950 the discovery of cancer was all but a death sentence. By 1980, 214 of every 100,000 Americans died from cancer. As late as 1986, an article in the New England Journal of Medicine revealed the less-than-optimistic outlook cancer research, publishing the condemning sentence : we are losing the war against cancer.” In fact, though cancer had not been eliminated, it had begun to be identified for what it is. A highly individualistic disease, variable-a guerrilla cell rather than a marching army. Suddenly science learned how to fight the right war-at ever closer quarters. And at the forefront of the momentous chain of discoveries was Paul Marks. Chronicling the insights of researchers and doctors around the world and the momentous effects of their pain -taking advances- Marks weaves together the humbling account of how and what we learned about the mechanisms of malignant and abnormal cells that make up every one of us”

The language of healing : daily comfort for women living with breast cancer
Benson, Pat.
San Francisco, California : Conari Press, 2014.
616.9944 BEN

The life of the automobile : the complete history of the motor car
Parissien, Steven.
New York : Thomas Dunne Books, 2014.
629.222 PAR
“The car has shaped the modern era more profoundly than any other human invention. Its manufacture introduced mass-production to the world, bringing with it tarmac, suburbs, and car culture. In this comprehensive world history of the most important transport innovation of the modern age, historian Dr. Steven Parissien examines the impact, development, and significance of the automobile over its turbulent and colorful 130-year history. He tells the story of the automobile, and of its creators, from its earliest appearance in the late nineteenth century – as little more than a powered quadricycle – through the mergers and bailouts of the twenty-first century. Readers will learn about Andre Citroen and his Traction Avant of 1934, Ferdinand Porsche and the Volkswagen, Gene Bordinat and the Ford Mustang, among numerous other game changers and iconic vehicles. Bringing to life the flamboyant entrepreneurs, shrewd businessmen, and gifted engineers that worked behind the scenes to bring us horsepower and performance, The Life of the Automobile is a globe-spanning account of the auto industry that is sure to rev the engines of gearheads across the country. But above all, this book illustrates how the epic story of the car mirrors the history of the modern era, from the brave hopes and soaring ambitions of the late eighteen hundreds to the cynicism and ecological concerns we face more than a century later”

Rodale’s 21st-century herbal : a practical guide for healthy living using nature’s most powerful plants
Balick, Michael J., 1952-
Emmaus, Pa. : Rodale, 2014.
635.7 BAL
It turns out that Mother Nature is a brilliant chemist. Our ancestors have used indigenous herbs in daily life for thousands of years due to these plants ability to heal and promote good health. Now modern science has identified the compounds that give herbs their medicinal qualities, scent, and flavor. The extraordinary diversity of herbal plants has the potential to improve our health and well-being, and we are wholeheartedly incorporating herbs, both fresh and dried, into our lifestylesfor well-being, healing, gardening, beauty, ceremony, and a richer, fuller life. SPEC NOTE = Presented in three parts, Rodales 21st-Century Herbal first explores the historical relationship between people and herbal plants and how it has evolved over time. In the second part, readers will delve into an A-to-Z encyclopedia of 180 of the most useful herbs from around the globe, not only familiar herbs like bilberry and nasturtium, but also cutting-edge herbs from other cultures, like red bush tea and maca, that are now available in the West. The final section highlights how herbs create a fuller life and features herbal cooking techniques, ways to use herbs for beauty and the bath, ideas for daily herbal use (such as green cleaning, fragrances, decor, smudging, and dyeing), gardening and growing how-tos (with illustrated garden designs), and advice for holistic herbal pet care.

Decoding your dog : the ultimate experts explain common dog behaviors and reveal how to prevent or change unwanted ones
Boston, Massachusetts : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, c2014.
636.7088 DEC
The top dog behaviorists in the country – the top researchers, scientists, and veterinarians – have teamed up with a renowned media personality to create the most cutting-edge, scientifically accurate, definitive book on the most popular behavioral issues that dogs face.

The whole life nutrition cookbook : over 300 delicious whole foods recipes, including gluten-free, dairy-free, soy-free, and egg-free dishes
Segersten, Alissa, author.
New York : Grand Central Pub., c2014, 2008.
641.302 SEG
“Food is powerful medicine and whole foods, or foods in their natural unrefined forms, offer us vitamins, minerals and antioxidants that prevent diseases and create a state of balance and health within us. Nutritionist Tom Malterre and Chef Alissa Segersten understand that food can be both healing and delicious and in THE WHOLE LIFE NUTRITION COOKBOOK they provide information on the importance of living a whole foods lifestyle, and how to transition into one. Readers will learn to prepare foods that promote optimal health, prevent disease, and energize the body. With over 300 delicious, nourishing recipes, readers will discover amazing, new ways to cook whole grains, fish, poultry, meat and veggies. THE WHOLE LIFE NUTRITION COOKBOOK includes: Evidence-based information on whole foods Gluten-free, dairy-free, egg-free, and soy-free recipes. A complete guide to stocking your whole foods pantry. The whole story on the current diet trends and how to adapt them to best serve your individual needs. The realstory behind toxicity in food and avoiding PCBs GMOs and non-organics. Recipes that any vegan, vegetarian, carnivore or omnivore will love. Whether serving breakfast, lunch, dinner, snacks or desserts, readers will enjoy their food while healing their immune system, decreasing the inflammation that causes disease, balancing hormones and promoting better overall health”

Fresh & healthy DASH diet cooking : delicious recipes for lowering bloodpressure, losing weight and feeling great
Lynn, Andrea, 1978-
Berkley, CA : Ulysses Press, c2012.
641.5631 LYN
Focusing on fresh fruits and vegetables, lean proteins, and disease- fighting antioxidants, every recipe is satisfying, full of flavor, and DASH-diet compliant. Each dish has been fully evaluated by a dietician and comes with complete nutritional information to help readers plan meals. With easy, step-by- step instructions and helpful cooking tips, this book is an indispensable source of inspiration for getting the most from this new nutritional program.

The VB6 cookbook : more than 350 recipes for healthy vegan meals all dayand delicious flexitarian dinners at night
Bittman, Mark.
New York : Clarkson Potter/Publishers, c2014.
641.5636 BIT
Following up on his bestselling diet plan, VB6, the incomparable Mark Bittman delivers a full cookbook of recipes designed to help you eat vegan every day before 6:00 p.m. and deliciously all of the time.

125 best vegan recipes
Chuck, Maxine Effenson.
Toronto : R. Rose, c2014, 2005.
641.5636 CHU

The healthy slow cooker : 135 gluten-free recipes for health and wellness
Finlayson, Judith, author.
Toronto, Ontario : Robert Rose, Inc., 2014.
641.5884 FIN
Presents a collection of slow cooker recipes that are nutrient dense and gluten-free, each with in-depth nutritional information, including breakfast dishes, soups, poultry, seafood, meat, pasta, vegetables, and desserts.

Carla’s comfort foods : favorite dishes from around the world
Hall, Carla.
New York : Atria Books, 2014.
641.59 HAL
“Featuring 130 recipes with new variations on soulful favorites, this cookbook covers the globe to capture the international flavors of comfort”

Brunette ambition
Michele, Lea.
New York : Crown Archetype, c2014.
646.7 MIC
The star of the hit show Glee shares her experiences and insider tips on beauty, fashion, inner strength, and more in an illustrated book that’s part memoir, part how-to, and part style guide.

The Hiltons : the true story of an American dynasty
Taraborrelli, J. Randy, author.
New York : Grand Central Publishing, 2014.
647.94092 TAR
“The Hiltons is a sweeping saga of the success-and excess-of an iconic American family. Demanding and enigmatic, patriarch Conrad Hilton’s visionary ideas and unyielding will established the model for the modern luxury hotel industry. But outside the boardroom, Conrad struggled with emotional detachment, failed marriages, and conflicted Catholicism. Then there were his children: Playboy Nicky Hilton’s tragic alcoholism and marriage to Elizabeth Taylor was the stuff of tabloid legend. Barron Hilton, on the other hand, deftly handled his father’s legacy, carrying the Hilton brand triumphantly into the new millennium. Eric, raised apart from his older brothers, accepted his supporting role in the Hilton dynasty with calm and quiet-a stark contrast to the boys’ much younger half-sister Francesca, whose battle for recognition led her into courtrooms and conflict. The cast of supporting players includes the inimitable Zsa Zsa Gabor, who was married to Conrad briefly and remained a thorn in his side for decades, and a host of other Hollywood and business luminaries with whom the Hiltons crossed paths and swords over the years.”

Thrive : the third metric to redefining success and creating a life of well-being, wisdom, and wonder
Huffington, Arianna Stassinopoulos, 1950-
New York : Harmony Books, 2014.
650.1 HUF
“In Thrive, Arianna Huffington has written a passionate call to arms, looking to redefine what it means to be successful in today’s world. Our relentless pursuit of the two traditional metrics of success — money and power — has led to an epidemic of burnout and stress-related illnesses, and an erosion in the quality of our relationships, family life, and, ironically, our careers. Our current definition of success is, as Arianna shows, literally killing us. We need a third leg — a third metric for defining success — in order to live a healthy, balanced, and meaningful life. That includes our well- being; our ability to draw on our intuition and inner wisdom; our sense of wonder; and our capacity for compassion and giving”

Flex : the new playbook for managing across differences
Hyun, Jane.
New York : HarperCollins, c2014.
658.3008 HYU
“Renowned executive coaches and global leadership strategists Jane Hyun and Audrey S. Lee offer lessons on the vital skill of “Flexing”–the art of switching leadership styles to more effectively lead people who are different from you, allowing managers to successfully manage the multicultural workers of today and tomorrow.Flex offers a proactive strategy for managers to navigate and leverage diversity effectively in this new global economy, showing managers how to: understand the power gap, the social distance between you and those in the workplace of different cultures, ages, and gender; flex your management style, by stretching how you work and communicate with others, and bridging the gap with more effective communication, feedback tools and buildinghealthy teams; and multiply the effect, by teaching these skills to others and closing the power gap with clients, customers, and partners to create innovative solutions.Creating flex in a company’s management style will impact all aspects of developing the talent you have, attracting future talent and building relationships with customers in this competitive marketplace. Now, Flex: The New Playbook for Managing Across Differences shows you how”

Creativity, Inc. : overcoming the unseen forces that stand in the way oftrue inspiration
Catmull, Edwin E.
New York : Random House Inc, c2014.
658.4071 CAT
“In 1986, Ed Catmull co-founded Pixar, a modest start-up with an immodest goal: to make the first-ever computer animated movie. Nine years later, Pixar released Toy Story, which went on to revolutionize the industry, gross $360 million, and establish Pixar as one of the most successful, innovative, and emulated companies on earth. This book details how Catmull built an enduring creative culture — one that doesn’t just pay lip service to the importance of things like honesty, communication, and originality, but committed to them, no matter how difficult that often proved to be. As he discovered, pursuing excellence isn’t a one-off assignment. It’s an ongoing, day-in, day-out, full- time job. And one he was born to do”

Plastic purge : how to use less plastic, eat better, keep toxins out of your body, and help save the sea turtles!
SanClements, Michael.
New York, N.Y. : St. Martin’s Griffin, c2014.
668.4 SAN
“Plastic is everywhere you look. Our computers and children’s toys are made out of it, and our water and slices of American cheese are packaged in it. But why is there so much and what is it doing to our bodies? Is it possible to use less plastic and be happier and healthier? In Plastic Purge, author Mike SanClements presents the history and science behind plastics, then teaches you how to cut down on the amount of plastic in your life. As an ecologist, SanClements has put together the most up-to-date and scientifically rigorous information available to explain how plastics release toxins into our bodies and the effect it has on us. Written with a casual, pop-science voice he provides easy-to-follow prescriptive advice for how to use less plastic, thereby reaping the benefits such as eating a healthier diet and living with less clutter. Dividing plastics into three separate categories: the good, the bad, and the ugly, SanClements shows you how to embrace the good (items like your phone or medical equipment), avoid the bad (i.e. food storage containers and toys that contain toxic chemicals like BPA and pthalates), and use less of the ugly (single-use plastic that’s just plain wasteful)”

Sketching basics : one point perspective
Ruzaimi Mat Rani, author, illustrator.
Beverly, Massachusetts : Rockport Publishers, 2014. PUBLISHER = ©2012.
720.284 RUZ
Watch your sketches take on a life of their own with the help of Sketching Basics: One Point Perspective. Master the art of producing quality one point perspective sketches via detailed, easy-to-learn sketching methods and step-by-step illustrations. Artists at all levels will find this book invaluable in honing basic art techniques and enhancing sketching skills used in various arts and design fields, including architecture, interior design, graphic design, multimedia, and the applied arts.

Five came back : a story of Hollywood and the Second World War
Harris, Mark, 1963-
New York : The Penguin Press, 2014.
791.4302 HAR
Looks at the World War II experiences of five legendary directors– John Ford, William Wyler, John Huston, Frank Capra, and George Stevens– to assess the transformative impact of the war and period beliefs on Hollywood.

Sitcom : a history in 24 episodes from I Love Lucy to Community
Austerlitz, Saul, author.
Chicago, IL. : Chicago Review Press, 2014.
791.45 AUS
“Obsessively watched and critically ignored, sitcoms were a distraction, a gentle lullaby of a kinder, gentler America–until suddenly the artificial boundary between the world and television entertainment collapsed. In this book we track the growth of the sitcom, following the path that leads from I Love Lucy to The Phil Silvers Show ; from The Dick Van Dyke Show to The Mary Tyler Moore Show ; from M*A*S*H to Taxi ; from Cheers to Roseann ; from Seinfeld to Curb Your Enthusiasm ; and from The Larry Sanders Show to 30 Rock. In twenty- four episodes, SITCOM surveys the history of the form, and functions as both a TV mix tape of fondly remembered shows that will guide us to notable series and larger trends, and a carefully curated guided tour through the history of one of our most treasured art forms”

The hippest trip in America : Soul Train and the evolution of culture and style
George, Nelson.
New York, N.Y. : William Morrow, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers, 2014.
791.4565 GEO
When it debuted in October 1971, seven years after the Civil Rights Act, Soul Train boldly went where no variety show had gone before, showcasing the cultural preferences of young African-Americans and the sounds that defined their lives: R&B, funk, jazz, disco, and gospel music. The brainchild of radio announcer Don Cornelius, the show’s producer and host, Soul Train featured a diverse range of stars, from James Brown and David Bowie to Christine Aguilera and R. Kelly; Marvin Gaye and Elton John to the New Kids on the Block and Stevie Wonder. “The hippest trip in America” tells the full story of this pop culture phenomenon that appealed not only to blacks, but to a wide crossover audience as well.

NFL draft : 2014 preview
Nawrocki, Nolan, author.
Chicago, Illinois : Independent Pub Group, 2014.
796.3326 NAW
A comprehensive guide to the 2014 NFL draft breaks down players by position and covers each potential draft pick’s history, strengths, weaknesses, and future outlook.

Facing Mariano Rivera : players recall the greatest relief pitcher who ever lived
New York, N.Y. : Sports Publishing, 2014.
796.357 FAC
“The all-time career leader in saves, with 633, Mariano Rivera is one of the greatest professional athletes in history. Far from a conventional biography, Facing Mariano Rivera offers perspectives and testimonials from opponents and teammates alike, including Rivera’s minor-league roommate and the final batter he faced in the major leagues. This book tells the reader what it’s like to battle one of the all-time best, in the words of the players who did just that”

Babe Ruth’s called shot : the myth and mystery of baseball’s greatest home run
Sherman, Ed.
Guilford, Connecticut : Globe Pequot Pr, 2014.
796.357 SHE
“Game Three of the 1932 World Series between the Cubs and Yankees stood locked at 4-4. Some 50,000 fans had gathered at Wrigley Field that bright October day, but above their roar Ruth heard insults pouring from the Cubs’ dugout. He watched a fastball from Cubs pitcher Charlie Root set the count at 2- 2. Agitated, the Bambino made a gesture, holding out two fingers–but what did it mean? Lou Gehrig heard him call out: “I’m going to knock the next one down your goddamn throat.” Then the game’s greatest showman pounded Root’s next pitch. The ball whizzed past the centerfield scoreboard and began its long journey into history. In an instant, the legend of the Called Shot was born, the debate about what Ruth actually did still dividing fans and sports historians alike more than 80 years later. Deftly placing the homer in the social and economic contexts of the time, Chicago sportswriter Ed Sherman gives us the first full-length, in-depth look at one of baseball’s most celebrated and enduring moments–including the incredible stories of two hand-held videos taken by fans and rediscovered decades later–and answers the question: Did Ruth really call his shot? ” SPEC NOTE = “Game 3 of the 1932 World Series between the Cubs and Yankees. The legend of the Called Shot was born, but the debate over what Ruth had actually done on the afternoon of October 1, 1932, had just begun”

Where nobody knows your name : life in the minor leagues of baseball
Feinstein, John.
New York : Doubleday, c2014.
796.3576 FEI
An account of the mysterious proving ground of America’s national pastime, pulling back the veil on the minor leagues of baseball. Focuses on the Triple-A level, introducing readers to nine men: three pitchers, three position players, two managers, and an umpire.

The new rules of running : five steps to run faster and longer for life
Vad, Vijay.
New York, New York : Avery Trade, [2014].
796.42 VAD
“The definitive guide to injury-free running, racing, and marathoning, from top sports medicine specialist Vijay Vad, The New Rules of Running illustrates proper technique, shows step-by-step exercises, and explains how to prevent and treat the most common running injuries to keep you running healthily and happily for life”

How to write anything
Brown, Laura (Laura Marie).
New York : W.W. Norton & Company, [2014].
808.042 BRO
“With more than two hundred how-to entries and easy-to-use models organized into three comprehensive sections on work, school, and personal life, How to Write Anything covers a wide range of topics that make it an essential guide for the whole family. Grounded in a common-sense approach, friendly and supportive, How to Write Anything is Internet-savvy, with advice throughout about choosing the most appropriate medium for your message: e-mail or pen and paper. At once a how-to, a reference book, and a pioneering guide for writing in a changing world, this is the only writing resource you’ll ever need.”

Wonderbook : the illustrated guide to creating imaginative fiction
VanderMeer, Jeff.
New York : Abrams Image, c2013.
808.3 VAN
“This all-new definitive guide to writing imaginative fiction takes a completely novel approach and fully exploits the visual nature of fantasy through original drawings, maps, renderings, and exercises to create a spectacularly beautiful and inspiring object. Employing an accessible, example- rich approach, Wonderbook energizes and motivates while also providing practical, nuts-and-bolts information needed to improve as a writer. Aimed at aspiring and intermediate-level writers, Wonderbook includes helpful sidebars and essays from some of the biggest names in fantasy today, such as George R. R. Martin, Lev Grossman, Neil Gaiman, Michael Moorcock, Catherynne M. Valente, and Karen Joy Fowler, to name a few”

Pilgrimage : my journey to a deeper faith in the land where Jesus walked
Austin, Lynn N, author.
Bloomington, Minnesota : Bethany House Publishers a division of Baker Publishing Group, 2013.
813.6 AUS
“A fiction writer learns to reconnect with God in this memoir about a trip to Israel”

Not cool : the hipster elite and their war on you
Gutfeld, Greg.
New York : Crown Forum, c2014.
818.602 GUT
“Behind every awful, dangerous decision lurks one evil beast: the Cool. From politics to the personal, from fashion to food, from the campus to the locker room, the desire to be cool has infected all aspects of our lives. At its most harmless, it is annoying. At its worst, it is deadly, on a massive scale. The Cool are the termites of life, infiltrating every nook and cranny and destroying it from within. The Cool report the news, write the scripts, teach our children, run our government–and each day they pass judgment on those who don’t worship their coolness. The Cool fawn over terrorists, mock the military, and denigrate employers. They are, in short, awful people. In “Not Cool,” Greg Gutfeld…lays out the battle plan for reclaiming the real American ideal of cool (building businesses, protecting freedom at home and abroad, taking responsibility for your actions, and leaving other people alone to live as they damn well please). Not Cool fights back against the culture of phonies, elitists, and creeps who want your soul. It’s not a book, it’s a weapon–and one should be armed with it at all times”

Turtle recall : the Discworld companion… so far
Pratchett, Terry.
New York, NY : Harper, 2014.
823.914 PRA
“For every Pratchett fan, the must-have fully updated guidebook to Discworld!The Discworld, as everyone knows, is a flat world balanced on the backs of four elephants which, in turn, stand on the shell of the giant star turtle, the Great A’Tuin, as it slowly swims through space.It is also a global publishing phenomenon with sales of nearly 85 million books worldwide (and counting). With 39 books in the canon, not including the various guides, maps, diaries, and other tie-in volumes, there’s a lot of Discworld to keep track of– more than most fans can manage without magic. Turtle Recall is the ultimate authority on probably the most heavily populated–certainly the most hilarious– setting in fantasy literature and includes a guide to Discworld locales from Ankh-Morpork to Zemphis, as well as information to help you distinguish Achmed the Mad from Jack Zweiblumen and the Agatean Empire from the Zoons. Plus much, much more. Covering everything from The Colour of Magic, the first Discworld novel, through Snuff!, Turtle Recall: The Discworld Companion. So Far is the most up-to-the-minute encyclopedia of Terry Pratchett’s extraordinary universe available”

Inside the White House : stories from the world’s most famous residence
Grove, Noel, author.
Washington, D.C. : National Geographic, 2013.
975.3 GRO
In collaboration with the White House Historical Association, National Geographic presents this authoritative overview of Americas first home featuring never before published stories and photographs. Organized by theme, discover what makes the White House tick -from its beginnings to the modern day, from the architecture, to the staff, to the first families. Learn fascinating details of the real life Downton Abbey staff who run this grand home. Marvel at the elaborate detail that goes into hosting a state dinner. Meet the beloved pets who’ve inhabited 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue. Read about celebrity visitors, the media, and the security so critical in todays world. Sidebars contain tidbits of rare information, and an appendix includes an illustrated time line of all White House First Families as well as a complete index. Photos include intimate and candid glimpses of life inside the White House -some never before seen, others long forgotten, and most never displayed in such large format.

The archaeology of Hollywood : traces of the golden age
Bahn, Paul G.
Lanham, Maryland : Rowman & Littlefield, [2014].
979.494 BAH
The Golden Age of Hollywood, dating to the hazy depths of the early 20th Century, was an era of movie stars worshipped by the masses and despotic studio moguls issuing decrees from poolside divans{21203d} but despite the world -wide reach of the movie industry, little more than memories of that era linger amidst the freeways and apartment complexes of today s Los Angeles. Noted archaeologist Paul G. Bahn digs into the material traces of that Tinseltown in an effort to document and save the treasures that remain. Bahn leads readers on a tour of this singular culture, from the industrial zones of film studios to the landmarks where the glamorous lived, partied, and played, from where they died and were buried to how they ve been memorialized for posterity. The result is part history, part archaeology enlivened with pop culture, reminiscence, and whimsy and throughout, it feeds and deepens our fascination with an iconic place and time, not to mention the personalities who brought it to life.

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