Painting with wool : 16 artful projects to needle felt / Dani Ives.

  • 18 May 2019
cover imageIntroductory guide and must-have for fiber artists and other crafters looking for a new and exciting art form to explore. This style of needle felting uses wool fibers and a felting needle to layer and "paint" embellishments, for pieces that are bursting with texture and depth.

Chaucer's people : everyday lives in Medieval England / Liza Picard.

  • 18 May 2019
cover image"Among the surviving records of fourteenth-century England, Geoffrey Chaucer's poetry is the most vivid. Chaucer wrote about everyday people outside the walls of the English court--men and women who spent days at the pedal of a loom, or maintaining the ledgers of an estate, or on the high seas. In Chaucer's People, Liza Picard transforms The Canterbury Tales into a masterful guide for a gloriously detailed tour of medieval England, from the mills and farms of a manor house to the lending houses and Inns of Court in London."--Book jacket.

The art of happy moving : how to declutter, pack, and start over while maintaining your sanity and finding happiness / Ali Wenzke ; illustrations by Lise Sukhu.

  • 18 May 2019
cover imageIn this book based on her popular blog, The art of happy moving, moving pro Ali Wenzke delivers a comprehensive, step-by-step resource for every phase of the moving process. Ali shares invaluable anecdotes from her many moves, and packs each chapter with a wealth of information and ingenious tips (Did you know that if you have an extra-large welcome mat at the entrance of your home, it's more likely to sell?). Ali also includes checklists for packing and staging, and agendas for the big moving day. Whether you're a relocating professional, newly married, a family with kids and pets, or a retiree looking to downsize, The Art of Happy Moving will help you discover ways to help make your transition an easier one--and be even happier than you were before.

Chicken soup for the soul : messages from heaven and other miracles : 101 stories of angels, answered prayers and love that doesn't die / [compiled by] Amy Newmark.

  • 18 May 2019
cover image"Messages from heaven and miracles come to us in a variety of surprising and comforting ways. They come to us in dreams or in signs, from people we know and love, and from perfect strangers. And sometimes we're even visited by an angel. However we receive these messages, or experience these miracles, we are reminded that love never dies. These true, personal stories will amaze, inspire and comfort you because you'll read about ordinary people who have had extraordinary experiences, and you'll see that miracles do happen to good people. These 101 miraculous accounts will deepen your faith, renew your hope and open your eyes to the miracles around you." -- (Source of summary not specified)

Hiking waterfalls Washington : a guide to the state's best waterfall hikes / Roddy Scheer.

  • 18 May 2019
cover imageHiking Waterfalls in Washington includes detailed hike descriptions, maps, and color photos for the area’s most scenic waterfall hikes. Hike descriptions also include history, trivia, and GPS coordinates. This book takes you through state and national parks, forests, monuments, and wilderness areas, and from city parks to the most secluded corners of the area to view the most spectacular waterfalls. --Publisher

Octopus, squid & cuttlefish : a visual, scientific guide to the oceans' most advanced invertebrates / Roger Hanlon, Mike Vecchione, Louise Allcock.

  • 18 May 2019
cover image"Largely shell-less relatives of clams and snails, the marine mollusks in the class Cephalopoda--Greek for head-foot --are colorful creatures of many-armed dexterity, often inky self-defense, and highly evolved cognition. They are capable of learning, of retaining information--and of rapid decision-making to avoid predators and find prey. They have eyes and senses rivaling those of vertebrates like birds and fishes, they morph texture and body shape, and they change color faster than a chameleon. In short, they captivate us. From the long-armed mimic octopus--able to imitate the appearance of swimming flounders and soles--to the aptly named flamboyant cuttlefish, whose undulating waves of color rival the graphic displays of any LCD screen, there are more than seven hundred species of cephalopod. Featuring a selection of species profiles, Octopus, squid, and cuttlefish reveals the evolution, anatomy, life history, behaviors, and relationships of these spellbinding animals. Their existence proves that intelligence can develop in very different ways: not only are cephalopods unusually large-brained invertebrates, they also carry two-thirds of their neurons in their arms. A treasure trove of scientific fact and visual explanation, this worldwide illustrated guide to cephalopods offers a comprehensive review of these fascinating and mysterious underwater invertebrates--from the lone hunting of the octopus, to the social squid, and the prismatic skin signaling of the cuttlefish." --Publisher description.

The atlas of happiness : the global secrets of how to be happy / Helen Russell.

  • 18 May 2019
cover imageA round the world trip through 33 international happiness concepts, from the bestselling author of The Year of Living Danishly, Helen Russell. Feeling terrified of that upcoming job interview? Take inspiration from the Icelanders and get some Þetta reddast, the unwavering belief that everything will work out in the end. Lost your way in life? Make like the Chinese and find your xingfu, or the thing that gives you real purpose. Too much on your plate? The Italians can help you learn the fine art of dolce far niente, aka the sweetness of doing nothing at all. - Overwhelmed by busyness and disconnected from nature? The Swedish have a solution - just find your smultronställe, or 'wild strawberry patch', your perfect escape from the rest of the world. From Australia to Wales, via Bhutan, Ireland, Finland, Turkey, Syria, Japan, and many more besides, The Atlas of Happiness uncovers the global secrets to happiness, and how they can change our lives.

Chicken soup for the soul. Life lessons from the cat : 101 tales of family, friendship and fun / [compiled by] Amy Newmark.

  • 18 May 2019
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Mind and matter : a life in math and football / John Urschel and Louisa Thomas.

  • 18 May 2019
cover image"For John Urschel, what began as an insatiable appetite for puzzles as a child quickly evolved into mastery of the elegant systems and rules of mathematics. By the time he was thirteen, Urschel was auditing college-level calculus courses. But when he joined his high school football team, a new interest began to eclipse the thrill he once felt in the classroom. Football challenged Urschel in an entirely different way, and he became addicted to the physical contact of the sport. Accepting a scholarship to play football at Penn State, Urschel refused to sacrifice one passion for another, and simultaneously pursued his bachelor's and then master's degrees in mathematics. Against the odds, Urschel found a way to manage his double life as a scholar and an athlete, and so when he was drafted to the Baltimore Ravens, he enrolled in his PhD at MIT. Weaving together two separate yet bound narratives, Urschel relives for us the most pivotal moments of his bifurcated life. He explains why, after Penn State was sanctioned for the acts of former coach Jerry Sandusky, he turned his back on offers from Ivy League universities and refused to abandon his team, and contends with his mother's repeated request, at the end of every season, that he quit the sport and pursue a career in rocket science. Perhaps most personally, he opens up about the correlation between football and CTE, and the risks he took for the game he loves. Equally at home with both Bernard Riemann's notion of infinity and Bill Belichick's playbook, Urschel reveals how each challenge - whether on the field or in the classroom - has brought him closer to understanding the two different halves of his own life, and how reason and emotion, the mind and the body, are always working together"-- Provided by publisher.

The second most powerful man in the world : the life of Admiral William D. Leahy, Roosevelt's chief of staff / Phillips Payson O'Brien.

  • 18 May 2019
cover image"The life of Franklin Roosevelt's most trusted and powerful advisor, Admiral William D. Leahy, Chief of Staff to the Commander-in-Chief"-- Provided by publisher.

Spiced : unlock the power of spices to transform your cooking / America's Test Kitchen.

  • 17 May 2019
cover image"Harness the power of spices to take your dishes from simple to spectacular with 125 exciting recipes, plus find easy spice blends you can use many ways." --Amazon.com.

Monsieur Mediocre : one American learns the high art of being everyday French / John von Sothen.

  • 17 May 2019
cover image"Americans love to love Paris. We buy books about how the French parent, why French women don't get fat, and how to be Parisian wherever you are. While our work hours increase every year, we think longingly of the six weeks of vacation the French enjoy, imagining them at the seaside in stripes with plates of fruits de mer. John von Sothen fell in love with Paris through the stories his mother told of her year spent there as a student. After falling for and marrying the French waitress he meets in New York, von Sothen follows his mother's dream and moves to Paris. But fifteen years in, he's finally ready to admit his mother's Paris is mostly a fantasy. In this hilarious and delightful collection of essays, von Sothen walks us through real life in Paris--myth-busting our Parisian daydreams but also revealing the inimitable and too often invisible pleasures of family life abroad. Through these essays, you'll learn about what to do when you unwittingly commit yourself to two weeks of vacation with friends who ration snacks down to the gram and who mock you mercilessly for sleeping in; how to react when French men turn to you, the American, for fashion tips such as where to find a Maine trapper vest; and how to tell if you're being invited to a super-exclusive secret society of intellectuals or, alternately, a weird sex club. Relentlessly funny and full of incisive observations, Monsieur Mediocre is ultimately a love letter to France--to its absurdities, its history, its ideals--but it's a very French love letter: frank, smoky, unsentimental. It is a clear-eyed ode to a beautiful, complex, contradictory country from someone who both eagerly and grudgingly calls it home"-- Provided by publisher.

Sprawlball : a visual tour of the new era of the NBA / Kirk Goldsberry ; illustrations by Aaron Dana.

  • 16 May 2019
cover image"From the leading expert in the exploding field of basketball analytics, a stunning infographic decoding of the modern NBA: who shoots where, and how"-- Provided by publisher.

Autism spectrum disorder : what every parent needs to know / Alan I. Rosenblatt, Paul S. Carbone.

  • 16 May 2019
cover image"This guide helps parents understand how ASDs are defined and diagnosed and offers an overview of the most current behavioral and developmental therapies. Topics include: symptoms and types of ASDs, accessing care, services in the community, and the role of complementary and alternative medicine. Parents will also find inspirational and relatable stories from other caretakers."--Amazon.com.

Spying on the South : an odyssey across the American divide / Tony Horwitz.

  • 16 May 2019
cover image"The author retraces Frederick Law Olmsted's journey across the American South in the 1850s, on the eve of the Civil War. Olmsted roamed eleven states and six thousand miles, and the New York Times published his dispatches about slavery and its defenders. More than 150 years later, Tony Horwitz followed Olmsted's route, and whenever possible his mode of transport--rail, riverboats, in the saddle--through Appalachia, down the Ohio and Mississippi, through Kentucky, Tennessee, Louisiana, and across Texas to the Rio Grande, discovering and reporting on vestiges of what Olmsted called the Cotton Kingdom"-- Provided by publisher.

Folded wisdom : notes from dad on life, love, and growing up / Joanna Guest.

  • 16 May 2019
cover imageFor her entire childhood, Joanna’s father, Bob, had a ritual: wake up at dawn, walk the dog, and sit down at the kitchen table with a blank pad of paper and plenty of colored markers to craft notes for his two children. Over the years, word games and puzzles for five-year-olds morphed into thoughtful guidance and reflections for his teenagers approaching adulthood. Now, with more than 3,500 of her father’s colorful notes in hand, Joanna has decided that the lessons tucked inside are worth sharing. Folded Wisdom highlights the collection of Bob’s notes, telling a story filled with universal values that encourages meaningful self-reflection – about how we all face successes and failures; express happiness and sadness; and communicate frustration, praise, and love to one another. Heartfelt and full of possibility for the future, a father’s folded notes and drawings are timeless reminders of love.

Sacred liberty : America's long, bloody, and ongoing struggle for religious freedom / Steven Waldman.

  • 16 May 2019
cover image"Sacred Liberty offers a dramatic, sweeping survey of how America built a unique model of religious freedom, perhaps the nation's "greatest invention." Steven Waldman, the bestselling author of Founding Faith, shows how early ideas about religious liberty were tested and refined amidst the brutal persecution of Catholics, Baptists, Mormons, Quakers, African slaves, Native Americans, Muslims, Jews and Jehovah's Witnesses. American leaders drove religious freedom forward--figures like James Madison, George Washington, the World War II presidents (Roosevelt, Truman, and Eisenhower) and even George W. Bush. But the biggest heroes were the regular Americans--people like Mary Dyer, Marie Barnett and W.D. Mohammed--who risked their lives or reputations by demanding to practice their faiths freely."--Page [2] of cover.

The unspeakable mind : stories of trauma and healing from the frontlines of PTSD science / Shaili Jain.

  • 16 May 2019
cover imagePost-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a challenging condition with a collection of possible symptomsnightmares, relentless harmful emotions (anger, fear, guilt), hypervigilance, flashbacks, and an amplified startle response. PTSD patients are at greater risk of suicide. About 80-percent of the afflicted also suffer from other psychiatric problems (depression, alcoholism, drug abuse). Some causes of PTSD are rape, combat exposure, child abuse, accidents, and fire. Psychiatrist Jain (the daughter of immigrants from India with a family history of trauma) incorporates anecdotes of her patients to help explain the etiologies, diagnoses, and treatments of PTSD. A sampling includes a woman who is sexually assaulted as a teenager and later endures her baby's SIDS death, a marine who served in Iraq and witnessed a street bombing that maimed or killed many civilians, and an individual badly injured in a car accident. The best treatment remains talk therapy (cognitive behavioral therapy), and medication (chiefly SSRI antidepressants) can be beneficial. Jain asserts that the importance of accessible treatment and early intervention for PTSD cannot be overstated, while also emphasizing the genuine healing value of empathy and simply listening.

Crushing : God turns pressure into power / T.D. Jakes.

  • 16 May 2019
cover imageIn his most personal offering yet, Bishop Jakes tells crushing stories from his own journey -- painful experience of learning his young teenage daughter was pregnant, the agony of watching his mother succumb to Alzheimer's, and the shock and helplessness he felt when his son had a heart attack. Bishop Jakes wants to encourage you that God uses difficult, crushing experiences to prepare you for unexpected blessings. If you are faithful through suffering, you will be surprised by God's joy, comforted by His peace, and fulfilled with His purpose. Crushing will inspire you to have hope, even in your most difficult moments. If you trust in God and lean on Him during setbacks, He will lead you through.

The compass of Zen = [Chʻan lo chen pʻan] / Seung Sahn ; compiled and edited by Hyon Gak ; preface by Maha Ghosananda ; foreword by Stephen Mitchell.

  • 16 May 2019
cover image"The Compass of Zen is a simple, clear, and often hilarious presentation of the essential teachings of the main Buddhist traditions--culminating in Zen--by one of the most beloved Zen masters of our time."--P. [4] of cover.

The milepost : all-the-North travel guide. 2019 / editor, Kris Valencia.

  • 16 May 2019
cover imageThis annually updated travel guide to Alaska and Northwest Canada is a must-have resource for travelers to these areas. "The Milepost" provides maps, diagrams, photographs, and an almost mile-by-mile travelogue of what to expect along the main roads.

Fodor's Maine, Vermont, & New Hampshire / writers: Andrew Collins, Mike Dunphy, Grace-Yvette Gemmell, and Mary Ruoff.

  • 16 May 2019
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U.S. immigration made easy / Ilona Bray, J.D. ; updated by Attorney Richard Link.

  • 16 May 2019
cover imageWant to live, work, or travel in the United States? U.S. Immigration Made Easy has helped tens of thousands of people get a visa, green card, or other immigration status. You'll learn: whether you and your family qualify for a short-term visa, permanent U.S. residence, or protection from deportation; how to obtain, fill out, and submit the necessary forms and documents; insider tips on dealing with bureaucratic officials, delays, and denials; strategies for overcoming low income and other immigration barriers; and how to select the right attorney. U.S. Immigration Made Easy provides detailed descriptions of application processes and helps you avoid traps that might destroy your chances. There's also an immigration eligibility self-quiz, which helps you match your background and skills to a likely category of visa or green card. The 19th edition is completely updated to cover recent legal and fee changes including Trump administration efforts to end TPS for various countries and end DACA.

The diaries of Dr. Elmer Allen: memories of childhood days in Tillamook, Oregon around the turn of the twentieth century / edited by Mikayla Ebel

  • 16 May 2019
cover imageDr. Elmer Allen was the son of Tillamook hoteliers Nellie and John Peter Allen who ran the Allen house from 1899 until John's death in 1915. Growing up in a developing town, Elmer had an eye for detail and many years later, as an adult, he wrote down his memories of Tillamook City in a volume originally called "The Allen House; Memories of childhood days in Tillamook, Oregon around the turn of the century." Now in the posession of the Tillamook County Pioneer Museum, these memories have been edited for clarity and ease of reading.

Library of small catastrophes / Alison C. Rollins.

  • 16 May 2019
cover imageLibrary of Small Catastrophes, Alison Rollins’ ambitious debut collection, interrogates the body and nation as storehouses of countless tragedies. Drawing from Jorge Luis Borges’ fascination with the library, Rollins uses the concept of the archive to offer a lyric history of the ways in which we process loss. “Memory is about the future, not the past,” she writes, and rather than shying away from the anger, anxiety, and mourning of her narrators, Rollins’ poetry seeks to challenge the status quo, engaging in a diverse, boundary-defying dialogue with an ever-present reminder of the ways race, sexuality, spirituality, violence, and American culture collide.

The ghost ships of Archangel : the Arctic voyage that defied the Nazis / William Geroux.

  • 15 May 2019
cover image"On the fourth of July, 1942, four Allied ships traversing the Arctic separated from their decimated convoy to head further north into the ice field of the North Pole, seeking safety from Nazi bombers and U-boats in the perilous white maze of ice floes, growlers, and giant bergs. Despite the risks, they had a better chance of survival than the rest of Convoy PQ-17, a fleet of thirty-five cargo ships carrying $1 billion worth of war supplies to the Soviet port of Archangel--the limited help Roosevelt and Churchill extended to Soviet dictator Joseph Stalin to maintain their fragile alliance, even as they avoided joining the fight in Europe while the Eastern Front raged. The high-level politics that put Convoy PQ-17 in the path of the Nazis were far from the minds of the diverse crews aboard their ships. U.S. Navy Ensign Howard Carraway, aboard the SS Troubadour, was a farm boy from South Carolina and one of the many Americans for whom the convoy was to be a first taste of war; aboard the SS Ironclad, Ensign William Carter of the U.S. Navy Reserve had passed up a chance at Harvard Business School to join the Navy Armed Guard. All the while, The Ghost Ships of Archangel turns its focus on Roosevelt, Churchill, and Stalin, playing diplomatic games that put their ships in peril. The twenty-four-hour Arctic daylight in midsummer gave no respite from bombers, and the Germans wielded the terrifying battleship Tirpitz, nicknamed The Big Bad Wolf. Icebergs were as dangerous as Nazis. As a newly forged alliance was close to dissolving and the remnants of Convoy PQ-17 tried to slip through the Arctic in one piece, the fate of the world hung in the balance"-- Provided by publisher.

The first wave : the D-Day warriors who led the way to victory in World War II / by Alex Kershaw.

  • 15 May 2019
cover image"Beginning in the predawn darkness of June 6, 1944, The First Wave follows the remarkable men who carried out D-Day's most perilous missions. The charismatic, unforgettable cast includes the first American paratrooper to touch down on Normandy soil; the British glider pilot who braved antiaircraft fire to crash-land mere yards from the vital Pegasus Bridge; the Canadian brothers who led their troops onto Juno Beach under withering fire; as well as a French commando, returning to his native land, who fought to destroy German strongholds on Sword Beach and beyond. Readers will experience the sheer grit of the Rangers who scaled Pointe du Hoc and the astonishing courage of the British airborne soldiers who captured the Merville Gun Battery in the face of devastating enemy counterattacks. The first to fight when the stakes were highest and the odds longest, these men would determine the fate of the invasion of Hitler's Fortress Europe--and the very history of the twentieth century. The result is an epic of close combat and extraordinary heroism. It is the capstone Alex Kershaw's remarkable career, built on his close friendships with D-Day survivors and his intimate understanding of the Normandy battlefield. For the seventy-fifth anniversary, here is a fresh take on World War II's longest day"-- Provided by publisher.

A good American family : the Red Scare and my father / David Maraniss.

  • 15 May 2019
cover image"A personal story of the author's father's involvement in HUAC that offers a rich portrait of McCarthy era America"-- Provided by publisher.

MELT performance : a step-by-step program to accelerate your fitness goals, improve balance and control, and prevent chronic pain and injuries for life / Sue Hitzmann.

  • 15 May 2019
cover image"This long-awaited follow-up to the New York Times bestselling The MELT Method introduces a unique, scientific-based proactive training program for improving overall balance, performance, and control while preventing pain and injury. Are you an athlete facing constant injuries that hold you back from achieving peak performance? Are you someone who wants to stay fit, but are dealing with aches and pains that make it more difficult to work out? Do you want to exercise or train without being sidelined by stress fractures, strained ligaments, and painful joints? If you answered yes to any of these questions, you need MELT Performance. The conditioning you do to stay in shape and perfect and improve performance--running on a treadmill, doing squats or bicep curls, practicing our backhand, even doing downward dog--requires repetitive movements. Yet 80% of orthopedic injuries are the result of repetitive motion, not trauma or accidents. In MELT Performance, nationally recognized educator, manual therapist, and exercise physiologist Sue Hitzmann introduces a revolutionary program centered on neurological joint stability or Neurostrength, that will revolutionize your health and performance. The foundation of MELT Performance is stability. To stay injury free, our joints must stable before we do repetitive motions. Acquiring stability allows the body to respond to the demands of motion. It's the way we were designed to function--and allows us to move more efficiently, improve coordination, and save our joints. Knowing how to check in, restore, and reintegrate joint stability before it's compromised gives an unparalleled advantage to anyone who trains hard to perform at their best. Hitzmann's techniques are proven to work--they're already used by world renowned professional athletes and fitness enthusiasts. If you're ready to improve your performance and prevent injury, MELT Performance is essential no matter what sport or activity you pursue. MELT Performance includes black-and-white instructional images throughout"-- Provided by publisher.

The making of a justice : reflections on my first 94 years / Justice John Paul Stevens.

  • 15 May 2019
cover imageA masterful and personal account of life on the Supreme Court that offers a unique understanding of American history from one of the most prominent jurists of our time. When Justice John Paul Stevens retired from the Supreme Court of the United States in 2010, he left a legacy of service unequaled in the history of the Court. During his thirty-four-year tenure, Justice Stevens was a prolific writer, authoring in total more than 1000 opinions. In THE MAKING OF A JUSTICE, John Paul Stevens recounts the first ninety-four years of his extraordinary life, offering an intimate and illuminating account of his service on the nation's highest court. Appointed by President Gerald Ford and eventually retiring during President Obama's first term, Justice Stevens has been witness to, and an integral part of, landmark changes in American society. With stories of growing up in Chicago, his work as a naval traffic analyst at Pearl Harbor during World War II, and his early days in private practice, as well as a behind-the-scenes look at some of the most important Supreme Court decisions over the last four decades, THE MAKING OF A JUSTICE offers a warm and fascinating account of Justice Stevens' unique and transformative American life.This comprehensive memoir is a must read for those trying to better understand our country and the Constitution.

Ladysitting : my year with nana at the end of her century / Lorene Cary.

  • 15 May 2019
cover imageShares the story of the author's relationship with her remarkable grandmother, describing the latter's youth in the Jim Crow South, devotion to black causes, and management of her own business until age one hundred.

The age of living machines : how biology will build the next technology revolution / Susan Hockfield.

  • 15 May 2019
cover imageOutlines the next technology revolution and how it will change human life, drawing on the latest discoveries in biology and engineering to profile such innovations as computer-engineered crops, protein-based water filters, and cancer-detecting nanoparticles.

Mostly plants : 101 delicious flexitarian recipes from the Pollan family / Tracy, Dana, Lori & Corky Pollan ; foreword by Michael Pollan ; photographs by Nicole Franzen.

  • 15 May 2019
cover imageFollowing the advice of family member Michael Pollan --"Eat food, not too much, mostly plants"--this book offers an approach to eating which doesn't give up meat entirely but builds a diet that shifts the ratio from animals to plants, creating delicious and nutritious meals sure to appeal to everyone.

The food in jars kitchen : 140 ways to cook, bake, plate, and share your homemade pantry / Marisa McClellan.

  • 15 May 2019
cover imageMarisa McClellan wants everyone to know that a pantry full of homemade jams, jellies, salsas, and pickles can do a whole lot more than accompany toast. They can add bold bursts of flavor to your home cooking! In her fourth book, she provides 140 recipes for incorporating preserves into everyday dishes. It is as simple as stirring applesauce into a dish of baked oatmeal, brushing apricot jam onto a whole chicken, or building your pasta salad with a jar of pickled vegetables.

The brisket chronicles : how to barbecue, braise, smoke, and cure the world's most epic cut of meat / Steven Raichlen ; food photography by Matthew Benson.

  • 15 May 2019
cover image"Grill master Steven Raichlen shares more than 60 foolproof, mouthwatering recipes for preparing the tastiest, most versatile, and most beloved cut of meat in the world -- outside on the grill, as well as in the kitchen. Take brisket to the next level: 'Cue it, grill it, smoke it, braise it, cure it, boil it -- even bake it into chocolate chip cookies. Texas barbecued brisket is just the beginning: There's also Jamaican Jerk Brisket and Korean Grilled Brisket to savor. Old School Pastrami and Kung Pao Pastrami, a perfect Passover Brisket with Dried Fruits and Sweet Wine, even ground brisket -- Jakes Double Brisket Cheeseburgers. In dozens of unbeatable tips, Raichlen shows you just how to handle, prep, and store your meat for maximum tenderness and flavor. Plus plenty more recipes that are pure comfort food, perfect for using up leftovers: Brisket Hash, Brisket Baked Beans, Bacon-Grilled Brisket Bites -- or for real mind-blowing pleasure, Kettle Corn with Burnt Ends. And side dishes that are the perfect brisket accents, including slaws, salads, and sauces." -- Provided by publisher.

Beer at my table : recipes, beer styles and food pairings / Tonia Wilson, chef & beer sommelier.

  • 15 May 2019
cover image"Cookbook of recipes and culinary food pairings for beers from across the globe including information needed to know and understand beer and its interactions with food and the palate."-- Provided by publisher.

Dinosaurs rediscovered : the scientific revolution in paleontology / Michael J. Benton.

  • 15 May 2019
cover image"Over the past twenty years, the study of dinosaurs has become a true scientific discipline. New technologies have revealed secrets locked in the prehistoric bones in ways that nobody predicted -- we can now work out the colour of dinosaurs, their bite forces, top speeds, and even how they cared for their young. Remarkable new fossil finds, such as giant sauropod dinosaur skeletons from Patagonia, dinosaurs with feathers from China, and even a tiny dinosaur tail in Burmese amber -- complete down to every detail of its filament-like feathers, skin, bones, and mummified tail muscles - have caused media sensations. New fossils are the lifeblood of modern paleobiology of course, but it is the advances in technologies and methods that have allowed the revolution in the scope and confidence of the field. Dinosaurs Rediscovered gathers together all the latest paleontological evidence and takes us behind the scenes on the expeditions and in museum laboratories, tracing the transformation of dinosaur study from its roots in antiquated natural history to a highly technical, computational, and indisputably scientific field today."--Dust jacket falp.

The world's fastest man : the extraordinary life of cyclist Major Taylor, America's first Black sports hero / Michael Kranish.

  • 15 May 2019
cover image"In the tradition of The Boys in the Boat and Seabiscuit, a fascinating portrait of a groundbreaking but forgotten figure--the remarkable Major Taylor, the black man who broke racial barriers by becoming the world's fastest and most famous bicyclist at the height of the Jim Crow era. In the 1890s, the nation's promise of equality had failed spectacularly. While slavery had ended with the Civil War, the Jim Crow laws still separated blacks from whites, and the excesses of the Gilded Age created an elite upper class. Amidst this world arrived Major Taylor, a young black man who wanted to compete in the nation's most popular and mostly white man's sport, cycling. Birdie Munger, a white cyclist who once was the world's fastest man, declared that he could help turn the young black athlete into a champion. Twelve years before boxer Jack Johnson and fifty years before baseball player Jackie Robinson, Taylor faced racism at nearly every turn--especially by whites who feared he would disprove their stereotypes of blacks. In The World's Fastest Man, years in the writing, investigative journalist Michael Kranish reveals new information about Major Taylor based on a rare interview with his daughter and other never-before-uncovered details from Taylor's life. Kranish shows how Taylor indeed became a world champion, traveled the world, was the toast of Paris, and was one of the most chronicled black men of his day. From a moment in time just before the arrival of the automobile when bicycles were king, the populace was booming with immigrants, and enormous societal changes were about to take place, The World's Fastest Man shines a light on a dramatic moment in American history--the gateway to the twentieth century"-- Provided by publisher.

(It's great to) suck at something : the unexpected joy of wiping out and what it can teach us about patience, resilience, and the stuff that really matters / Karen Rinaldi.

  • 15 May 2019
cover image"Discover how the freedom of sucking at something can help you build resilience, embrace imperfection, and find joy in the pursuit rather than the goal. What if the secret to resilience and joy is the one thing we've been taught to avoid? When was the last time you tried something new? Something that won't make you more productive, make you more money, or check anything off your to-do list? Something you're really, really bad at, but that brought you joy? Odds are, not recently. As a sh*tty surfer and all-around-imperfect human Karen Rinaldi explains in this eye-opening book, we live in a time of aspirational psychoses. We humblebrag about how hard we work and we prioritize productivity over play. Even kids don't play for the sake of playing anymore: they're building blocks to build the ideal college application. But we're all being had. We're told to be the best or nothing at all. We're trapped in an epic and farcical quest for perfection. We judge others on stuff we can't even begin to master, and it's all making us more anxious and depressed than ever. Worse, we're not improving on what really matters. This book provides the antidote. (It's Great to) Suck at Something reveals that the key to a richer, more fulfilling life is finding something to suck at. Drawing on her personal experience sucking at surfing (a sport she's dedicated nearly two decades of her life to doing without ever coming close to getting good at it) along with philosophy, literature, and the latest science, Rinaldi explores sucking as a lost art we must reclaim for our health and our sanity and helps us find the way to our own riotous suck-ability. She draws from sources as diverse as Anthony Bourdain and surfing luminary Jaimal Yogis, Thich Nhat Hanh, and Jean-Paul Sartre, among many others, and explains the marvelous things that happen to our mammalian brains when we try something new, all to discover what she's learned firsthand: it is great to suck at something. Sucking at something rewires our brain in positive ways, helps us cultivate grit, and inspires us to find joy in the process, without obsessing about the destination. Ultimately, it gives you freedom: the freedom to suck without caring is revelatory. Coupling honest, hilarious storytelling with unexpected insights, (It's Great to) Suck at Something is an invitation to embrace our shortcomings as the very best of who we are and to open ourselves up to adventure, where we may not find what we thought we were looking for, but something way more important"-- Provided by publisher.

Eat like a fish : my adventures as a fisherman turned restorative ocean farmer / Bren Smith.

  • 15 May 2019
cover image"Through tales that span from his childhood in Newfoundland to his early years on the high seas aboard commercial fishing trawlers, from pioneering new forms of ocean farming to surfing the frontiers of the food movement, Smith introduces the world of sea-based agriculture, and advocates getting ocean vegetables onto American plates (there are thousands of edible varieties in the sea!). Here he shows how we can transform our food system while enjoying delicious, nutritious, locally grown food, and how restorative ocean farming has the potential to create millions of new jobs and protect our planet in the face of climate change, rising populations, and finite food resources. Also included are recipes from acclaimed chefs Brooks Headley and David Santos. Written with the humor and swagger of a fisherman telling a late-night tale, this is a monumental work of deeply personal food policy that will profoundly change the way we think about what we eat."--Amazon.com.

Apollo's legacy : perspectives on the Moon landings / Roger D. Launius.

  • 15 May 2019
cover imageThe Apollo missions marked the first time human beings left Earth's orbit and visited another world. Launius surveys a wide range of viewpoints and narratives, both positive and negative, surrounding the program. These include the argument that Apollo epitomizes American technological-- and political-- progress; technological and scientific advances garnered from the program; critiques from both sides of the political spectrum about the program's expenses; and even conspiracy theories and denials of the program's very existence. -- adapted from jacket

How to build a boat : a father, his daughter, and the unsailed sea / Jonathan Gornall.

  • 15 May 2019
cover imageHow to Build a Boat celebrates the art of boat-building, the simple pleasures of working with your hands, and the aspirations and glory of new fatherhood. John Gornall “tells the inspiring story of how even the least skilled of us can make something wonderful if we invest enough time and love” (The Daily Mail) and taps into the allure of an ancient craft, interpreting it in a modern way, as tribute to the generations yet to come.

The perfect predator : a scientist's race to save her husband from a deadly superbug / Steffanie Strathdee, PhD, Thomas Patterson, PhD, with Teresa Barker.

  • 15 May 2019
cover imageEpidemiologist Steffanie Strathdee and her husband, psychologist Tom Patterson, were vacationing in Egypt when Tom came down with a stomach bug. What at first seemed like a case of food poisoning quickly turned critical, and by the time Tom had been transferred via emergency medevac to the world-class medical center at UC San Diego, where both he and Steffanie worked, blood work revealed why modern medicine was failing: Tom was fighting one of the most dangerous, antibiotic- resistant bacteria in the world. Frantic, Steffanie combed through research old and new and came across phage therapy: the idea that the right virus, aka "the perfect predator," can kill even the most lethal bacteria. Phage treatment had fallen out of favor almost 100 years ago, after antibiotic use went mainstream. Now, with time running out, Steffanie appealed to phage researchers all over the world for help. She found allies at the FDA, researchers from Texas A&M, and a clandestine Navy biomedical center --and together they resurrected a forgotten cure. A nail-biting medical mystery, The Perfect Predator is a story of love and survival against all odds, and the (re)discovery of a powerful new weapon in the global superbug crisis.

The blink of an eye : a memoir of dying--and learning how to live again / Rikke Schmidt Kjærgaard.

  • 14 May 2019
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The heartland : an American history / Kristin L. Hoganson.

  • 14 May 2019
cover image"A history of a quintessentially American place - the rural and small town heartland -- that uncovers deep yet hidden currents of connection with the world. When Kristin L. Hoganson arrived in Champaign, Illinois, after teaching at Harvard, studying at Yale, and living in the D.C. metro area with various stints overseas, she expected to find her new home, well, isolated. Even provincial. After all, she had landed in the American heartland, a place where the nation's identity exists in its pristine form. Or so we have been taught to believe. Struck by the gap between reputation and reality, she determined to get to the bottom of history and myth. The deeper she dug into the making of the modern heartland, the wider her story became as she realized that she'd uncovered an unheralded crossroads of people, commerce, and ideas. But the really interesting thing, Hoganson found, was that over the course of American history, even as the region's connections with the rest of the planet became increasingly dense and intricate, the idea of the rural Midwest as a steadfast heartland became a stronger and more stubbornly immovable myth. In enshrining a symbolic heart, the American people have repressed the kinds of stories that Hoganson tells, of sweeping breadth and depth and soul. In The Heartland, Kristin L. Hoganson drills deep into the center of the country, only to find a global story in the resulting core sample. Deftly navigating the disconnect between history and myth, she tracks both the backstory of this region and the evolution of the idea of an unalloyed heart at the center of the land. A provocative and highly original work of historical scholarship, The Heartland speaks volumes about pressing preoccupations, among them identity and community, immigration and trade, and security and global power. And food. To read it is to be inoculated against using the word "heartland" unironically ever again."-- Provided by publisher.

Lake of the Ozarks : my surreal summers in a vanishing America / Bill Geist.

  • 14 May 2019
cover image"Bill Geist reflects on his coming of age in the American heartland of the Midwest and traces his evolution as a man and a writer, in the summers between high school and college, before he went off to Vietnam and the country went to Hell."--Provided by publisher.

Democracy may not exist, but we'll miss it when it's gone / Astra Taylor.

  • 14 May 2019
cover image"What is democracy, really? What do we mean when we use the term? And can it ever truly exist? Astra Taylor, hailed as a 'New Civil Rights Leader' by the Los Angeles Times, provides surprising answers. There is no shortage of democracy, at least in name, yet it is in crisis everywhere we look. From a cabal of plutocrats in the White House to gerrymandering and dark-money campaign contributions, it is clear that the principle of government by and for the people is not living up to its promise. The problems lie deeper than any one election cycle. As Astra Taylor demonstrates, real democracy--fully inclusive and completely egalitarian--has in fact never existed. In a tone that is both philosophical and anecdotal, weaving together history, theory, the stories of individuals, and interviews with former prime ministers and such leading thinkers as Cornel West and Wendy Brown, Taylor invites us to reexamine the term. Is democracy a means or an end, a process or a set of desired outcomes? What if those outcomes, whatever they may be--peace, prosperity, equality, liberty, an engaged citizenry--can be achieved by nondemocratic means? In what areas of life should democratic principles apply? If democracy means rule by the people, what does it mean to rule and who counts as the people? Democracy's inherent paradoxes often go unnamed and unrecognized. Exploring such questions, [this book] offers a better understanding of what is possible, why democracy is so hard to realize, and why it remains worth striving for."--Dust jacket.

The universal grammar of story : an author's guide to writing for the soul of the world / Hazel Denhart.

  • 14 May 2019
cover image"To reach the heart of a great story, writers must cross the treacherous terrain of personal, social and mythological urgings aching for release. To help writers navigate the chaos and disorder of a story’s arrival, this guide brings forth a legendary compass built of the creative wisdom of our literary ancestors and calibrated to the brilliant teachers of our time. The Universal Grammar of Story is an essential theory of storytelling revealing precisely which elements trigger a story to suddenly manifest out of a mass of prose, and how the most basic and subtle arrangement of these elements determines success or failure. Powerful cultural and philosophical insight blend into these pages with intricate technical instruction that empowers writers while reminding them that stories have consequences. Drawing on vignettes from her most unusual life, Hazel Denhart brings forth a lively reference that will continue to offer fresh and energizing insight decade after decade throughout a writer’s career. "--back cover.

The rise of the ultra runners : a journey to the edge of human endurance / Adharanand Finn.

  • 14 May 2019
cover image"Once the reserve of only the most hardcore enthusiasts, ultra running is now a thriving global industry, with hundreds of thousands of competitors each year. But is the rise of this most brutal and challenging sport, with races that extend into hundreds of miles (often in extreme environments) an antidote to modern life, or a symptom of a modern illness? In The rise of the ultra runners, award-winning author Adharanand Finn travels to the heart of the sport to investigate the reasons behind its rise and discover what it takes to join the ranks of these ultra athletes. Through encounters with the extreme and colorful characters of the ultramarathon world, and his own experiences of running ultras everywhere from the deserts of Oman to the Rocky Mountains, Finn offers a fascinating account of people testing the boundaries of human endeavor"--Provided by publisher.

Beyond the opened door: grief as an opportunity to rediscover the self / Yehuda Jacobi.

  • 14 May 2019
cover imageIn his second book, Beyond the Opened Door: Grief as an Opportunity to Rediscover the Self, Yehuda Jacobi shares his experiences with grieving after the loss of his partner, friend and Teacher in the Taoist tradition. His psychologist recommended that he keep a grief journal to document his mourning process. Using those journal entries, he shares his dreams, life events, and commentaries, as well as his shock, anger and fury. He reveals his discoveries and challenges to achieving his eventual forgiveness, reconciliation, and peace. There is a different focus with this memoir and it is that Death presents a challenge for everyone who mourns. After stripping all the labels of religion, culture, or sexuality, the one question that appears to be common for everyone is: how do we move on after the death of a loved one? The answer lies in the opportunity to rediscover the Self, a Self which is waiting beyond an opened door. The answers will be different for everyone who grieves so the self-discovery process is unique. One thing is certain: the answers will not reveal themselves until the mourner crosses the opened door. 'Ann pulled me out of my reverie when she rushed up to me and asked if I had seen the quotation on the card I had selected. As I said, I hadn't paid that much attention. She shoved the card under my nose. The card depicted a garden setting with an open iron gate. The quotation was from the Book of Revelations, Chapter 3, verse 8, and read, "Look, I have set before you an open door, which no one is able to shut." It was the perfect quotation.'

The book of Ray. Book one, The early years : one man's journey through time / RJ McBride.

  • 14 May 2019
cover image"The stories shared here reflect the many roads taken during one man's journey through time--roads not all that different from yours, yet uniquely my own. No matter how many side streets I've walked, wrong ways and dead ends I've found myself in, it's been a desire to know what lies ahead that has sustained the will to take the next step. It has taken countless past lives and the better part of this lifetime to understand the truth within all truths: I, Soul, exist because God loves me. God loves me just for who I am. Through it alll, I've come to realize what Devine Spirit has long been trying to show--that life's lessons are simply to teach us how to find, receive, and give more love."-- back cover.

The book of Ray. Book two, The middle years : in pursuit of fulfillment / RJ McBride.

  • 14 May 2019
cover imageOregon native RJ McBride continues the story of his life following his return from military service in the Vietnam War, detailing his struggles with physicalhealth, mental health, and economic insecurities.

Cognitive behavioral therapy : a 21 step guide for rewiring your brain and regaining control over anxiety, phobias, and depression / by Alex C. Wolf.

  • 14 May 2019
cover imageAn introduction to cognitive behavioral therapy, "a form of psychotherapy that places emphasis on how important it is to think about how you feel and what your are doing because you feel those feelings," with specific chapters on using the therapy to treat anxiety, depression, phobias, and PTSD.

Chasing better : awakening the person you have always longed to be / Corey Baker.

  • 14 May 2019
cover image"Our society wants to blame everyone for everything. We blame political parties. We blame our kids. We blame our parents. We blame our bosses. Or the economy. Or our mother in law. Much of our life is out of our control. There is one thing we can control: We can control us. We can control whether or not we put ourselves on a path towards becoming the best 'us' that we can possibly be. In Chasing Better, Corey Baker will talk about some key areas of your life that are absolutely within your control. You will laugh. You will be inspired. You will identify a few areas of your life where you can Chase Better and begin the process of becoming the you that you have always wanted to be."--back cover.

It never goes away : gender transition at a mature age / Anne L. Koch.

  • 14 May 2019
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A beautiful glorious She: women's role in the Godhead / Eulalie Hendricks.

  • 14 May 2019
cover imageThis book is two thousand years overdue in its telling. Since the fall of man in the Garden of Eden, God declared a state of war between Satan and the woman and her offspring, therefore, Satan hates women with every fiber of his being (Gen. 3:14, 15, MSG). Since time immemorial, Satan has worked relentlessly to try and steal, kill, and destroy women, trying to steal our knowledge of who we are in Christ Jesus, trying to beat us down and kill us with abuse, and trying to steal from us our dignity, our value, our worth, our identity, and ultimately, our joy (1 Pet. 5:8). For too long, Satan has kept us deceived, demeaned, and defeated, but Jeremiah declares, "Call to Me, and I will answer you, and show you great and mighty things, which you do not know" (Jer. 33:3). Through Jesus's glorious gospel of grace, God is lifting the veil of darkness that has kept Christians blinded to the truth of who women are in Christ and all that is ours as heirs to His throne of grace. A grace revolution is sweeping our planet, and part of that is the unveiling of women's identity in the Godhead and all that we are in Christ Jesus. Two thousand years ago, at the cross of Calvary, God returned to man His glory, and this book unveils all that that means to us as daughters of the Most High, and it reveals the fullness of who we are as His comforters, helpers, and beautiful shekinahs.

The white devil's daughters : the women who fought slavery in San Francisco's Chinatown / Julia Flynn Siler.

  • 14 May 2019
cover image"A revelatory history of the trafficking of young Asian girls that flourished in San Francisco during the first century of Chinese immigration (1848-1943) and the "safe house" on the edge of Chinatown that became a refuge for those seeking their freedom From 1874, a house on the edge of San Francisco's Chinatown served as a gateway to freedom for thousands of enslaved and vulnerable young Chinese women and girls. Known as the Occidental Mission Home, it survived earthquakes, fire, bubonic plague, and violence directed against its occupants and supporters--a courageous group of female abolitionists who fought the slave trade in Chinese women. With compassion and an investigative historian's sharp eyes, Siler tells the story of both the abolitionists, who challenged the corrosive, anti-Chinese prejudices of the time, and the young women who dared to flee their fate. She relates how the women who ran the house defied contemporary convention, even occasionally broke the law, by physically rescuing children from the brothels where they worked, or snatching them off the ships smuggling them in, and helped bring the exploiters to justice. She has also uncovered the stories of many of the girls and young women who came to the Mission and the lives they later led, sometimes becoming part of the home's staff themselves. A remarkable story of an overlooked part of our history, told with sympathy and vigor"-- Provided by publisher.

Trillion-dollar coach : the leadership playbook from Silicon Valley's Bill Campbell / Eric Schmidt, Jonathan Rosenberg and Alan Eagle.

  • 14 May 2019
cover image"Eric Schmidt, Jonathan Rosenberg and Alan Eagle, the team behind How Google Works, return with the story of Bill Campbell, the greatest executive business coach the world has ever seen, responsible for creating more value than just about anybody else on the planet"-- Provided by publisher.

All the rage : mothers, fathers, and the myth of equal partnership / Darcy Lockman.

  • 14 May 2019
cover imageIn a culture that pays lip service to women's equality and lauds the benefits of father involvement, does the commitment to fairness in marriage melt away upon the arrival of children? Lockman examines why, in households where both parents work full time and agree that tasks should be equally shared, mothers' household management, mental labor, and childcare contributions still outweigh fathers'. If so many couples are living this way, and so many women are angered or just exhausted by it, why do we remain so stuck? -- adapted from jacket

Ghost work : how to stop Silicon Valley from building a new global underclass / Mary L. Gray and Siddharth Suri.

  • 14 May 2019
cover image"A startling exposé of the invisible human workforce that powers the web--and how to bring it out of the shadows. Hidden beneath the surface of the internet, a new, stark reality is looming--one that cuts to the very heart of our endless debates about the impact of AI. Anthropologist Mary L. Gray and computer scientist Siddharth Suri unveil how the services we use from companies like Amazon, Google, Microsoft, and Uber can only function smoothly thanks to the judgment and experience of a vast human labor force that is kept deliberately concealed. The people who do 'ghost work' make the internet seem smart. They perform high-tech, on-demand piecework: flagging X-rated content, proofreading, transcribing audio, confirming identities, captioning video, and much more. The shameful truth is that no labor laws protect them or even acknowledge their existence. They often earn less than legal minimums for traditional work, they have no health benefits, and they can be fired at any time for any reason, or for no reason at all. An estimated 8 percent of Americans have worked in this 'ghost economy,' and that number is growing every day. In this unprecedented investigation, Gray and Suri make the case that robots will never completely eliminate 'ghost work' and the unchecked quest for artificial intelligence could spark catastrophic work conditions if not stopped in its tracks. Ultimately, they show how this essential type of work can create opportunity--rather than misery--for those who do it."--Dust jacket.

The scandal of the century : and other writings / Gabriel Garcia Marquez ; translated by Anne McLean ; foreword by Jon Lee Anderson ; edited by Cristóbal Pera.

  • 14 May 2019
cover image"From one of the titans of twentieth-century literature, collected here for the first time: a selection of his journalism from the late 1940s to the mid-1980s--work that he considered even more important to his legacy than his universally acclaimed works of fiction"-- Provided by publisher.

Sacred duty : a soldier's tour at Arlington National Cemetery / Tom Cotton.

  • 14 May 2019
cover imageAn extraordinary journey behind the scenes of Arlington National Cemetery, Senator Tom Cotton's Sacred Duty offers an intimate and inspiring portrait of "The Old Guard," the revered U.S. Army unit whose mission is to honor our country's fallen heroes on the most hallowed ground in America. Cotton was a platoon leader with the storied 3rd U.S. Infantry Regiment -- The Old Guard -- between combat tours in Iraq and Afghanistan. At the height of the Iraq Surge, he carried the flag-draped remains of his fallen comrades off of airplanes at Dover Air Force Base, and he laid them to rest in Arlington's famed Section 60, "the saddest acre in America." He also performed hundreds of funerals for veterans of the Greatest Generation, as well as the Korean and Vietnam Wars. The Old Guard has embodied the ideals of honor and sacrifice across our nation's history. America's oldest active-duty regiment, dating back to 1784, The Old Guard conducts daily military-honor funerals on the 624 rolling acres of Arlington, where generations of American heroes rest. Its soldiers hold themselves to the standard of perfection in sweltering heat, frigid cold, and driving rain. Every funeral is a no-fail, zero-defect mission, whether honoring a legendary general or a humble private. In researching and writing the book, Cotton returned to Arlington and shadowed the regiment's soldiers, from daily funerals to the state funeral of President George H. W. Bush to the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, reliving the honor -- and the challenges -- of duty at the nation's "most sacred shrine." Part history of The Old Guard, part memoir of Cotton's time at Arlington, part intimate profile of the today's soldiers, Sacred Duty is an unforgettable testament to the timeless power of service and sacrifice to our nation.

Surprise, kill, vanish : the secret history of CIA paramilitary armies, operators, and assassins / Annie Jacobsen.

  • 11 May 2019
cover imageSurprise... your target. Kill... your enemy. Vanish... without a trace. From Pulitzer Prize finalist Annie Jacobsen, the untold story of the CIA's secret paramilitary units. When diplomacy fails, and war is unwise, the president calls on the CIA's Special Activities Division, a highly-classified branch of the CIA and the most effective, black operations force in the world. Originally known as the president's guerrilla warfare corps, SAD conducts risky and ruthless operations that have evolved over time to defend America from its enemies. Almost every American president since World War II has asked the CIA to conduct sabotage, subversion and, yes, assassination. With unprecedented access to forty-two men and women who proudly and secretly worked on CIA covert operations from the dawn of the Cold War to the present day, along with declassified documents and deep historical research, Pulitzer Prize finalist Annie Jacobsen unveils--like never before--a complex world of individuals working in treacherous environments populated with killers, connivers and saboteurs. Despite Hollywood notions of off-book operations and external secret hires, covert action is actually one piece in a colossal foreign policy machine. Written with the pacing of a thriller, Surprise, Kill, Vanish brings to vivid life the sheer pandemonium and chaos, as well as the unforgettable human will to survive and the intellectual challenge of not giving up hope that define paramilitary and intelligence work. Jacobsen's exclusive interviews--with members of the CIA's Senior Intelligence Service (equivalent to the Pentagon's generals), its counterterrorism chiefs, targeting officers, and Special Activities Division's Ground Branch operators who conduct today's close-quarters killing operations around the world--reveal, for the first time, the enormity of this shocking, controversial and morally complex terrain. Is the CIA's paramilitary army America's weaponized strength, or a liability to its principled standing in the world? Every operation reported in this book, however unsettling, is legal.

A walking life : reclaiming our health and our freedom one step at a time / Antonia Malchik.

  • 11 May 2019
cover image"I'm going for a walk." How often has this phrase been uttered by someone with a heart full of anger or sorrow? Or as an invitation, a precursor to a declaration of love? Our species and its predecessors have been bipedal walkers for at least six million years; by now, we take this seemingly arbitrary motion for granted. Yet how many of us still really walk in our everyday lives? Driven by a combination of a car-centric culture and an insatiable thirst for productivity and efficiency, we're spending more time sedentary and alone than we ever have before. If bipedal walking is truly what makes our species human, as paleoanthropologists claim, what does it mean that we are designing walking right out of our lives? Antonia Malchik asks essential questions at the center of humanity's evolution and social structures: Who gets to walk, and where? How did we lose the right to walk, and what implications does that have for the strength of our communities, the future of democracy, and the pervasive loneliness of individual lives? The loss of walking as an individual and a community act has the potential to destroy our deepest spiritual connections, our democratic society, our neighborhoods, and our freedom. But we can change the course of our mobility. And we need to. Delving into a wealth of science, history, and anecdote -- from our deepest origins as hominins to our first steps as babies, to universal design and social infrastructure, A Walking Life shows exactly how walking is essential, and how deeply reliant our brains and bodies are on this simple pedestrian act -- and how we can reclaim it.

2019 collector car price guide / from the editors of Old Cars Report Price Guide ; [edited by Brian Earnest].

  • 11 May 2019
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Fix-it and forget-it big cookbook : 1400 best slow cooker recipes! / Phyllis Pellman Good.

  • 11 May 2019
cover imagePresents a selection of over fourteen hundred slow-cooker recipes for appetizers, soups, stews, main dishes, vegetables, beverages, breads, and desserts, all tested in real-life settings.

A nation in pain : healing our nation's biggest health problem / Judy Foreman.

  • 11 May 2019
cover imageOut of 238 million American adults, 100 million live in chronic pain. When inadequately treated, it undermines the body and mind. Indeed, the risk of suicide for people in chronic pain is twice that of other people. Far more than just a symptom, chronic pain can be a disease in its own right-- the biggest health problem facing America today. Foreman offers a sweeping, deeply researched account of the chronic pain crisis, from neurobiology to public policy, and presents to practical solutions that are within our grasp today.

Rules for the dance : a handbook for writing and reading metrical verse / Mary Oliver.

  • 11 May 2019
cover image"For both readers and writers of poetry, here is a concise and engaging introduction to sound, rhyme, meter, and scansion - and why they matter." ""The dance," in the case of this brief and luminous book, refers to the interwoven pleasures of sound and sense to be found in some of the most celebrated and beautiful poems in the English language, from Shakespeare to Edna St. Vincent Millay to Robert Frost. With a poet's ear and a poet's grace of expression, Mary Oliver helps us understand what makes a metrical poem work - and enables readers, as only she can, to "enter the thudding deeps and the rippling shallows of sound-pleasure and rhythm-pleasure.""--Jacket.

Peripheral neuropathy : what it is and what you can do to feel better / Janice F. Wiesman, MD.

  • 11 May 2019
cover imageNearly one in fifteen people--that's 20 million people in the United States--suffers from peripheral neuropathy, or nerve damage. Caused by such conditions as diabetes, cancer, vitamin deficiencies, and kidney disease as well as certain drugs and toxins, neuropathy brings numbness, tingling, and burning in the feet, legs, and fingertips. Neuropathy can be more than uncomfortable--it can be disabling: people whose fingertips are numb may find it hard to button clothing and complete other everyday tasks. Neuropathy is often dangerous, as well: people who cannot feel their feet are more likely to stumble and fall, and they may not notice injuries that need medical attention. Dr. Janice F. Wiesman, a neurologist with twenty years of experience helping people who have neuropathy find relief, shares her special insights into this painful and debilitating condition. With exceptional clarity, Dr. Wiesman begins by outlining the basics of nerve anatomy and function. She explains how peripheral neuropathy is diagnosed and treated, describes neuropathy's disparate causes, and offers readers lifestyle changes that can help keep nerves healthy. A useful glossary defines terms, patient stories offer real-world experiences, and illustrations provide a visual key to the condition. A detailed resources section points the reader to reliable web sites and organizations that offer more help. Concentrating on the most common types of neuropathy, Dr. Wiesman provides hope, help, and comfort to patients, families, and caregivers.

Travel with purpose : a field guide to voluntourism / Jeff Blumenfeld.

  • 11 May 2019
cover image"Travel is now more open to a greater number of people than ever, and travelers are often looking for new adventures and experiences. Yet with crises developing constantly around the planet, many travelers want to explore the world and do good at the same time. This book shows them how."--Back cover.

Healing a community : lessons for recovery after a large-scale trauma / Melissa Glaser.

  • 11 May 2019
cover imageAfter the horrific tragedy at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut, local caregivers, civic leaders, and first responders had the daunting task of navigating emotional and physical trauma as they stitched their community back together. The recovery process takes years, and as the coordinator of the Newtown Recovery and Resiliency Team, Melissa Glaser managed the town's response. She developed a unique set of therapeutic and transferable best practices that other communities can learn from. The impact of an intense media presence and the long-term financial needs of recovery work are also included in Healing a Community. Through heartbreaking insights, Glaser conveys the importance of meeting traumatized individuals where they are at in the process. Lessons learned in Newtown can be used to create a universal community mental health disaster plan so leaders, therapists, and families know what to do the next time tragedy occurs.

A primer for poets & readers of poetry / Gregory Orr.

  • 11 May 2019
cover image"A Primer for Poets and Readers of Poetry guides young poets toward a deeper understanding of how poetry can function in their lives, while also introducing the art in an exciting new way. Structuring the presentation from life toward art, Orr urges poets to 'turn worlds into words' and then give those words a dramatic structure. Using such poems as Theodore Roethke's 'My Papa's Waltz' and Robert Hayden's 'Those Winter Sundays, ' the Primer encourages young writers to approach their 'thresholds'--those places where disorder meets order, where shaping imagination can turn language into urgent and persuasive poems. It provides poets with a dozen focused writing exercises and explains essential topics such as the personal and cultural threshold, the four forces that animate poetic language (naming, singing, saying, imagining), tactics of revision, ecstasy and engagement as motives for poetry, and how to locate and learn from our personal poetic forebears"-- Provided by publisher.

Birth without fear / January Harshe.

  • 11 May 2019
cover image"An empowering, inclusive guide to pregnancy, childbirth, and postpartum life that puts mothers first--not a particular philosophy or agenda--and offers passionate and straightforward guidance on the issues that matter most to them, so that they can have the kind of parenting experience they desire"-- Provided by publisher.

Oregon City by way of the Barlow Road, at the end of the National Historic Oregon Trail / Bert and Margie Webber.

  • 11 May 2019
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Better with books : 500 diverse books to ignite empathy and encourage self-acceptance in tweens and teens / Melissa Hart ; foreword by Sharon M. Draper.

  • 11 May 2019
cover image"Needed now more than ever: a guide that includes 500 diverse contemporary fiction and memoir recommendations for preteens and teens with the goal of inspiring greater empathy for themselves, their peers, and the world around them. As young people are diagnosed with anxiety and depression in increasing numbers, or dealing with other issues that can isolate them from family and friends-such as bullying, learning disabilities, racism, or homophobia-characters in books can help them feel less alone. And just as important, reading books that feature a diverse range of real-life topics helps generate openness, empathy, and compassion in all kids. Better with Books is a valuable resource for parents, teachers, librarians, therapists, and all caregivers who recognize the power of literature to improve young readers' lives. Each chapter explores a particular issue affecting preteens and teens today and includes a list of recommended related books-all published within the last decade. Recommendations are grouped by age: those appropriate for middle-grade readers and those for teens. Reading lists are organized around: Adoption and foster care Body image Immigration Learning challenges LGBTQIA+ youth Mental health Nature and environmentalism Physical disability Poverty and homelessness Race and ethnicity Religion and spirituality"-- Provided by publisher.
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