Holiday cookies : showstopping recipes to sweeten the season / Elisabet der Nederlanden ; photography by Erin Scott.

  • 17 November 2017
cover imageNederlanden presents recipes, along with decorating and packing ideas, for updated favorites. She includes instructions for gingerbread houses, cookie place cards, and cookie ornaments. And each cookie id destined to become your new Christmas classic.

The feminist's guide to raising a little princess : how to raise a girl who's authentic, joyful, and fearless--even if she refuses to wear anything but a pink tutu / Devorah Blachor.

  • 17 November 2017
cover image""May God grant me the serenity to accept the color pink, the courage to not let my house become a shrine to pink and princesses, and the wisdom to know that pink is just a color, not a decision to never attend college in the hopes of marrying wealthy." - from The Feminist's Guide to Raising a Little Princess Smart, funny, and thought-provoking, this book shows feminist parents how to navigate their daughters' princess-obsessed years by taking a non-judgmental and positive approach. Devorah Blachor, an ardent feminist, never expected to be the parent of a little girl who was totally obsessed with the color pink, princesses, and all things girly. When her three-year-old daughter fell down the Disney Princess rabbit hole, she wasn't sure how to reconcile the difference between her parental expectations and the reality of her daughter's passion. In this book inspired by her viral New York Times Motherlode piece "Turn Your Princess-Obsessed Toddler Into a Feminist in Eight Easy Steps," Blachor offers insight, advice, and plenty of humor and personal anecdotes for other mothers who cringe each morning when their daughter refuses to wear anything that isn't pink. Her story of how she surrendered control and opened up--to her Princess Toddler, to pink, and to life--is a universal tale of modern parenting. She addresses important issues such as how to raise a daughter in a society that pressures girls and women to bury their own needs, conform to a beauty standard and sacrifice their own passions"-- Provided by publisher.

The last girl : my story of captivity, and my fight against the Islamic State / Nadia Murad with Jenna Krajeski ; [foreword by Amal Clooney].

  • 17 November 2017
cover image"Nadia Murad was born and raised in Kocho, a small village of farmers and shepherds in northern Iraq. A member of the Yazidi community, she and her brothers and sisters lived a quiet life. Nadia had dreams of becoming a history teacher or opening her own beauty salon. On August 15th, 2014, when Nadia was just twenty-one years old, this life ended. Islamic State militants massacred the people of her village, executing men who refused to convert to Islam and women too old to become sex slaves. Six of Nadia's brothers were killed, and her mother soon after, their bodies swept into mass graves. Nadia was taken to Mosul and forced, along with thousands of other Yazidi girls, into the ISIS slave trade. Nadia would be held captive by several militants and repeatedly raped and beaten. Finally, she managed a narrow escape through the streets of Mosul, finding shelter in the home of a Sunni Muslim family whose eldest son risked his life to smuggle her to safety. Today, Nadia's story-- as a witness to the Islamic State's brutality, a survivor of rape, a refugee, a Yazidi-- has forced the world to pay attention to the ongoing genocide in Iraq. It is a call to action, a testament to the human will to survive, and a love letter to a lost country, a fragile community, and a family torn apart by war"-- Provided by publisher.

The essential Instant Pot cookbook : fresh and foolproof recipes for your electric pressure cooker / Coco Morante.

  • 17 November 2017
cover image"The best-selling Instant Pot has been a runaway hit, with an almost cultlike following and users who swear by it. But finding delicious, well-tested, weekday-friendly recipes that are both inspiring and trustworthy has proven difficult, until now. The Essential Instant Pot Cookbook covers each meal of the day, offering plenty of tried-and-true classic recipes, such as spicy beef and bean chili, a whole roasted chicken with mushroom sauce, and decadent New York cheesecake, alongside a hearty array of contemporary meals, such as Greek-style Gigantes beans with fresh feta, braised pork loin with balsamic vinegar and caramelized onions, buttery cauliflower mashed potatoes, pork adobo, and more! Whether you're looking to expand your pressure cooker recipe repertoire or seeking the ultimate gift for the Instant Pot aficionado, this is the book to have." --Amazon.

Autentico : cooking Italian, the authentic way / Rolando Beramendi with Rebekah Peppler ; photographs by Laurie Frankel.

  • 17 November 2017
cover imagePresents over one hundred twenty recipes for authentic Italian fare, including such dishes as farro soup with black kale, Tuscan-style lasagna, roast pork belly with wild fennel, swordfish torte, and panettone bread pudding.

Scalia speaks : reflections on law, faith, and life well lived / Antonin Scalia ; edited by Christopher J. Scalia and Edward Whelan.

  • 17 November 2017
cover image"This definitive collection of beloved Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia's finest speeches covers topics as varied as the law, faith, virtue, pastimes, and his heroes and friends. Featuring a foreword by longtime friend Ruth Bader Ginsburg and an intimate introduction by his youngest son, this volume includes dozens of speeches, some deeply personal, that have never before been published"-- Provided by publisher.

The great jazz and pop vocal albums / Will Friedwald.

  • 17 November 2017
cover image"Each of the fifty-seven albums discussed here captures the artist at a high point, if not at the expected moment, of her or his career. The individual cuts are evaluated, the sequencing explicated, the songs and songwriters heralded; anecdotes abound of how songs were born and how artists and producers collaborated. And in appraising each album, Friedwald balances his own opinions with those of musicians, listeners, and critics."--Dust jacket flap.

The hygge life : embracing the Nordic art of coziness through recipes, entertaining, decorating, simple rituals, and family traditions / Gunnar Karl Gíslason and Jody Eddy.

  • 17 November 2017
cover imageHygge (loosely translated as "coziness") is centered around the idea of inviting comforting elements into day-to-day routines while creating warmth, community, and intimacy. The hygge life does more than just explain this philosophy, it teaches you how to apply hygge to all aspects of life throughout the year, from elevating your morning with perfectly brewed coffee to impromptu gatherings with family and friends to making an oasis at home, by offering ideas for decorating and self-care.

The Indian Wars : battles, bloodshed, and the fight for freedom on the American frontier / Anton Treuer.

  • 17 November 2017
cover imageFrom Lakota warrior Crazy Horse to legendary Geronimo of the Apache Wars, this sweeping history of the American West tells the story of those who defended Native American lands--and the Native American way of life--from the 1850s through the end of the nineteenth century. This majestic narrative reveals little-known tales of Native American history, setting each event in the larger historical context of the transformation of the West. In elegant National Geographic style, hundreds of illustrations, maps, photographs, and artwork lay bare the bloody conflicts between Native Americans and European encroachment. Five stirring chapters reveal the five major types of conflicts involving Native Americans: the wars of resistance, the wars between empires, the wars betweeen the tribes, the wars of conquest, and the wars of survival. Within each chapter, vivid accounts of each battle tell the gripping stories of the major players, the point of combustion, and the tragic results. Readers will also get to know each tribe as distinct people, ranging from the so-called "civilized tribes" to the more aggressive warrior cultures. Rarely seen photographs and illustrations paint a vivid portrait of the time, featuring such notable figures as Kit Carson and Sitting Bull. Filled with original National Geographic maps, informative timelines, and a complete index, this extraordinary book captures one of the most significant moments in American history.

An appeal to the world : the way to peace in a time of division / His Holiness the Dalai Lama with Franz Alt.

  • 17 November 2017
cover imageThe Dalai Lama "outlines both the inward and outward paths to peace, addressing a wide range of contemporary topics--from war, climate change, and materialism to meditation, universal ethics, and even neuroscience."--Dust jacket.

Mad City : the true story of the campus murders that America forgot / Michael Arntfield.

  • 17 November 2017
cover image"Mad City: The True Story of the Campus Murders that America Forgot is a chilling, unflinching exploration of American crimes of the twentieth century and how one serial killer managed to slip through the cracks--until now. In fall 1967, friends Linda Tomaszewski and Christine Rothschild are freshmen at the University of Wisconsin. The students in the hippie college town of Madison are letting down their hair--and their guards. But amid the peace rallies lurks a killer. When Christine's body is found, her murder sends shockwaves across college campuses, and the Age of Aquarius gives way to a decade of terror. Linda knows the killer, but when police ignore her pleas, he slips away. For the next forty years, Linda embarks on a cross-country quest to find him. When she discovers a book written by the murderer's mother, she learns Christine was not his first victim--or his last. The slayings continue, and a single perpetrator emerges: the Capital City Killer. As police focus on this new lead, Linda receives a disturbing note from the madman himself. Can she stop him before he kills again?"-- Provided by publisher.

Dinner in an instant : 75 modern recipes for your pressure cooker, multicooker, + Instant Pot® / Melissa Clark.

  • 17 November 2017
cover image"With 75 all-new recipes, Melissa Clark, New York Times food columnist, web star, and our generation's authority on upping your cooking game without fuss, brings her signature flavor-forward dishes and dinner brand to everyone's favorite countertop appliance, the Instant Pot®. With 75 recipes for slow cooker, pressure cooker, and other Instant Pot® settings, [this book] proves that home cooks do not have to sacrifice flavor and quality for the convenience of countertop appliance cooking. With Melissa's signature arsenal of flavors (garlic, ginger, preserved lemons, gochujang, harissa, and more!) and chock-full of tips-- each of the recipes will be annotated with dietary information and notes on which setting is best for each dish. Recipes will also include instructions for cooking on multiple settings-- busy home cooks can decide whether they want to have their dinner cook throughout the day while they tend to other tasks, or in a quick twenty minutes before the family sits down to eat. As in her previous book, 'Dinner,' all of Melissa's recipes are never before published, fresh, approachable, and practical for weeknight cooking, without ever sacrificing quality and taste"-- Provided by publisher.

Homemade holiday : craft your way through more than 40 festive projects / Sophie Pester & Catharina Bruns.

  • 17 November 2017
cover image"Bring the magic of a handmade Christmas into your home with 40 projects for gifts, decorations, and homemade wrapping paper. Save time and money with the festive craft projects in Homemade Holiday. Clear, step-by-step instructions guide readers to create fresh flower garlands, bake edible gift tags, make homemade bath salts, and paint authentic tree ornaments. With last-minute ideas and lots of inspiration, this book will help you wrap up gift-giving and decorating for the holiday season." -- Amazon.com.

Billionaire at the barricades : the populist revolution from Reagan to Trump / Laura Ingraham.

  • 17 November 2017
cover imageAmericans didn't just go to the polls in 2016. They joined a movement that swept the unlikeliest of candidates, Donald Trump, into the Oval Office. Can he complete his agenda? Or will his opponents in the media, protestor class, and political establishment block his efforts and choke off the movement he represents? Talk radio host Laura Ingraham gives readers a front row seat to the populist revolution as she witnessed it. She reveals the origins of this movement and its connection to the Trump presidency. She unmasks the opposition, forecasts the future of the Make America Great Again agenda and offers her own prescriptions for bringing real change to the swamp of Washington. Unlike most of her media colleagues, Ingraham understood Trump's appeal and defied those who wrote his political obituary. Now she confronts the president's critics and responds to those who deny the importance of his America First agenda. She traces the DNA of the populist movement: from Goldwater's 1964 campaign, to Nixon's Silent Majority, to Reagan's smashing electoral victories. Populism fueled the insurgency campaigns of Buchanan and Perot, the election of George W. Bush, and the Tea Party rallies of the Obama presidency. But a political novice -- a Manhattan billionaire -- proved to be the movement's most vocal champion. This is the inside story of his victory and the fitful struggle to enact his agenda.

Eichmann in Jerusalem : a report on the banality of evil / Hannah Arendt ; introduction by Amos Elon.

  • 17 November 2017
cover imageHannah Arendt's authoritative report on the trial of Nazi leader Adolf Eichmann includes further factual material that came to light after the trial, as well as Arendt's postscript directly addressing the controversy that arose over her account.

Breaking free : how I escaped polygamy, the FLDS cult, and my father, Warren Jeffs / Rachel Jeffs.

  • 17 November 2017
cover imageThe daughter of the self-proclaimed prophet of the FLDS Church describes the abusive patriarchal culture in which she was raised by sister wives and dominating men and discusses how her father remains a powerful influence on his followers.

Boundaries in marriage / Henry Cloud and John Townsend.

  • 17 November 2017
cover imageOnly when you and your mate know and respect each other's needs, choices, and freedom can you give yourselves freely and lovingly to one another. Boundaries in Marriage gives you the tools you need. Drs. Henry Cloud and John Townsend, counselors and authors of the award-winning best-seller Boundaries, show you how to apply the principles of boundaries to your marriage. This long-awaited book helps you understand the friction points or serious hurts and betrayals in your marriage -- and move beyond them to the mutual care, respect, affirmation, and intimacy you both long for.

The art of the Donald : lessons from America's philosopher-in-chief / Christopher Bedford.

  • 17 November 2017
cover image"Motivational self-help advice from President Donald Trump, covering everything from leadership and self-confidence to how to succeed in business. President Donald Trump knows about living the good life and achieving success. With his election to the presidency, he added to a life that already includes billions of dollars, worldwide celebrity, and a beautiful family, despite legions of haters. In The Art of the Donald, Daily Caller News Foundation editor-in-chief Christopher Bedford takes you inside the new president's unorthodox mind, unlocking the genius of his approach to everything in life and offering you insight into navigating life the Trump way. Featuring personal campaign-trail anecdotes and lessons from Trump's long career as a businessman and politician, The Art of the Donald offers you life-changing pieces of advice, including Keeping your message simple and delivering it effectively; Using competition to govern yourself and chaos to confuse your opponents; Cutting out the middlemen and getting directly to the deal-makers; Redefining conflicts and transactions on your own terms; Solving problems with ingenuity instead of money; and Believing in yourself, no matter what your opponents try to say. Written in the style of Sun Tzu's The Art of War and The Tao of Warren Buffett, this is a must-read for every Trump fan (and even the haters)"-- Provided by publisher.

The year of living Danishly : uncovering the secrets of the world's happiest country / Helen Russell.

  • 17 November 2017
cover imageWhen she was suddenly given the opportunity of a new life in rural Jutland, journalist and archetypal Londoner Helen Russell discovered a startling statistic: the happiest place on earth isn't Disneyland, but Denmark, a land often thought of by foreigners as consisting entirely of long dark winters, cured herring, Lego, and pastries. What is the secret to their success? Are happy Danes born, or made? Helen decides there is only one way to find out: she will give herself a year, trying to uncover the formula for Danish happiness. From childcare, education, food, and interior design to SAD, taxes, sexism and an unfortunate predilection for burning witches, The Year of Living Danishly is a record of a journey that shows us where the Danes get it right, where they get it wrong, and how we might just benefit from living a little more Danishly ourselves.

Fasting and feasting : the life of visionary food writer Patience Gray / Adam Federman.

  • 17 November 2017
cover imageFor more than thirty years, Patience Grayauthor of the celebrated cookbook Honey from a Weedlived in a remote area of Puglia in southernmost Italy. She was fond of saying that she wrote only for herself and her friends, yet her growing reputation brought a steady stream of international visitors to her door. This simple and isolated life she chose for herself may help explain her relative obscurity when compared to the other great food writers of her time. So it is not surprising that when Gray died in 2005, the BBC described her as an zalmost forgotten culinary star.y Yet her influence, particularly among chefs and other food writers, has had a lasting and profound effect on the way we view and celebrate good food and regional cuisines.

Capital Gaines : smart things I learned doing stupid stuff / Chip Gaines.

  • 17 November 2017
cover imageChip Gaines is well known as a TV star (HGTV's Fixer Upper), renovation expert, husband to Joanna, and father of 4 in Waco, Texas. But long before the world took notice, Chip was a serial entrepreneur who was always ready for the next challenge, even if it didn't quite work out as planned. Whether it was buying a neighborhood laundromat or talking a bank into a loan for some equipment to start a lawn-mowing service, Chip always knew that the most important thing was to take that first step. We walk alongside him as he relives some of his craziest antics and the lessons learned along the way. His mentors taught him to never give up and his family showed him what it meant to always have a positive attitude despite your circumstances. Throw in a natural daredevil personality and a willingness to do (or eat!) just about anything, and you have the life and daily activity of Chip Gaines.

Higher is waiting / Tyler Perry.

  • 17 November 2017
cover imageThe cinematic innovator behind Tyler Perry Studios traces his youth in New Orleans through his successful career, in an uplifting account of his spiritual awakening that explains how his faith has enriched his life and sustained him in hard times.

Zambia, Mozambique & Malawi / Mary Fitzpatrick, James Bainbridge, Trent Holden, Brendan Sainsbury.

  • 17 November 2017
cover imageLonely Planet Zambia, Mozambique & Malawi is your passport to the most relevant, up-to-date advice on what to see and skip, and what hidden discoveries await you. Visit the largest waterfalls on earth at Victoria Falls, canoe past swimming elephants in Lower Zambezi, or hike the dramatic scenery of Mt Mulanje; all with your trusted travel companion. Get to the heart of Zambia, Mozambique & Malawi and begin your journey now!

Black Dahlia, Red Rose : the crime, corruption, and cover-up of America's greatest unsolved murder / Piu Eatwell.

  • 17 November 2017
cover imageLos Angeles, 1947. The mutilated body of Elizabeth Short, an aspiring starlet from Massachusetts is found; her killer never would be. As the "Black Dahlia" she became a warning for 'loose' women in postwar America, and her death has maintained an almost mythic place in American lore. Eatwell gained access to newly released evidence and has persuasively identified the culprit, using clues to the case that have never surfaced in public.

Blood and sand : Suez, Hungary, and Eisenhower's campaign for peace / Alex Von Tunzelmann.

  • 17 November 2017
cover image

Hitler's Soldiers : the German Army in the Third Reich / Ben H. Shepherd.

  • 17 November 2017
cover imageA penetrating study of the German army's military campaigns, relations with the Nazi regime, and complicity in Nazi crimes across occupied Europe for decades after 1945, it was generally believed that the German army, professional and morally decent, had largely stood apart from the SS, Gestapo, and other corps of the Nazi machine. Ben Shepherd draws on a wealth of primary sources and recent scholarship to convey a much darker, more complex picture. For the first time, the German army is examined throughout the Second World War, across all combat theaters and occupied regions, and from multiple perspectives: its battle performance, social composition, relationship with the Nazi state, and involvement in war crimes and military occupation. This was a true people's army, drawn from across German society and reflecting that society as it existed under the Nazis. Without the army and its conquests abroad, Shepherd explains, the Nazi regime could not have perpetrated its crimes against Jews, prisoners of war, and civilians in occupied countries. The author examines how the army was complicit in these crimes and why some soldiers, units, and higher commands were more complicit than others.

Mastering stand-up : the complete guide to becoming a successful comedian / Stephen Rosenfield.

  • 17 November 2017
cover image"This entertaining and sharply written guide--for both beginners breaking into comedy and professionals seeking to improve their sets and advance their careers--examines the work of great comedians such as Louis C.K., Jerry Seinfeld, Eddie Izzard, Moms Mabley, Hannibal Buress, Sarah Silverman, Richard Pryor, and more as a means of illustrating the most important techniques of performing and writing stand-up. Here, Stephen Rosenfield lays out a clear plan for achieving success, candidly explaining what works, what doesn't, and why. Including a 12-item "Successful Comedian's To-Do List," Rosenfield states, "Get undeniably good at each of these and you can kiss your day job good-bye. You will be a pro." -- Page 4 of cover.

Dare to be kind : how extraordinary compassion can transform our world / Lizzie Velasquez, with Catherine Avril Morris.

  • 17 November 2017
cover imageThe author shares her experiences in being bullied because of her unusual appearance caused by a medical condition, and uses them to explore the causes behind cruelty and how they can be redirected to produce kindness and improve the world.

The Danish way of parenting : what the happiest people in the world know about raising confident, capable kids / Jessica Joelle Alexander and Iben Dissing Sandahl.

  • 17 November 2017
cover imageWhat makes Denmark the happiest country in the world--and what are the secrets of Danish parents for raising happy, confident, succesful kids, year after year? This upbeat and practical guide brings together the insights of a licensed psychotherapist and a mom -- a Dane and an American married to a Dane, respectively -- on the habits of the happiest families on earth.

Eye of the beholder : Johannes Vermeer, Antoni van Leeuwenhoek, and the reinvention of seeing / Laura J. Snyder.

  • 17 November 2017
cover imageThe remarkable story of how an artist and a scientist in seventeenth-century Holland transformed the way we see the world. On a summer day in 1674, in the small Dutch city of Delft, Antoni van Leeuwenhoek—a cloth salesman, local bureaucrat, and self-taught natural philosopher—gazed through a tiny lens set into a brass holder and discovered a never-before imagined world of microscopic life. At the same time, in a nearby attic, the painter Johannes Vermeer was using another optical device, a camera obscura, to experiment with light and create the most luminous pictures ever beheld.zSee for yourself!y was the clarion call of the 1600s. Scientists peered at nature through microscopes and telescopes, making the discoveries in astronomy, physics, chemistry, and anatomy that ignited the Scientific Revolution. Artists investigated nature with lenses, mirrors, and camera obscuras, creating extraordinarily detailed paintings of flowers and insects, and scenes filled with realistic effects of light, shadow, and color. By extending the reach of sight the new optical instruments prompted the realization that there is more than meets the eye. But they also raised questions about how we see and what it means to see. In answering these questions, scientists and artists in Delft changed how we perceive the world.In Eye of the Beholder, Laura J. Snyder transports us to the streets, inns, and guildhalls of seventeenth-century Holland, where artists and scientists gathered, and to their studios and laboratories, where they mixed paints and prepared canvases, ground and polished lenses, examined and dissected insects and other animals, and invented the modern notion of seeing. With charm and narrative flair Snyder brings Vermeer and Van Leeuwenhoek—and the men and women around them—vividly to life. The story of these two geniuses and the transformation they engendered shows us why we see the world—and our place within it—as we do today.

Cooking at home with Bridget & Julia : the TV hosts of America's test kitchen share their favorite recipes for feeding family and friends / Bridget Lancaster, Julia Collin Davison, and the editors at

  • 16 November 2017
cover imageThe stars of America's Test Kitchen and Cook's Country public-television shows select 150 of their all-time favorite recipes--including Bacon and Chive Deviled Eggs, Ultimate Cinnamon Buns and Classic Chicken and Rice With Carrots and Peas--in a cookbook that includes behind-the scenes stories, tips on entertaining and kitchen shortcuts.

Not a crime to be poor : the criminalization of poverty in America / Peter Edelman.

  • 16 November 2017
cover image"Most Americans believe debtors' prisons are a thing of the past. Yet today, people are in jail by the thousands for no other reason than that they are poor. As the Justice Department found when it investigated police practices in Ferguson, Missouri, massive fines and fees are levied for minor crimes such as broken taillights and rolling through stop signs, and when the poor cannot pay, the result is an epidemic of repeated stays in jail. Bail is routinely set without consideration of a defendant's ability to pay, resulting in one kind of justice system for those who can buy their way out and another harshly punitive one for those who can't. In Not a Crime to Be Poor, Georgetown law professor Peter Edelman argues that Ferguson is everywhere in America today. Through money bail systems, fees and fines, drivers license suspensions by the millions, strictly enforced laws against behavior including vagrancy and public urination that largely affect the homeless, and the substitution of prisons and jails for the mental hospitals that have traditionally served the impoverished, one of the richest countries on Earth has effectively criminalized poverty. Edelman, who famously resigned from the administration of Bill Clinton over welfare "reform," connects the dots between disciplinary policies that disproportionately send African American and Latino schoolchildren to court for minor misbehavior, child support policies that send penniless fathers to jail, public housing rules that bar ex-offenders, the eviction of women who call 911 to get protection against domestic violence, and the threat of fraud charges against public benefit recipients to paint a picture of a mean-spirited system that turns daily struggles into inescapable poverty. Tracing this trend back to the so-called tax revolution when voters insisted that politicians cut taxes drastically, forcing cities and states to look to alternative ways of raising money, Edelman shows that we still live in a country where, to our great shame, it is a crime to be poor."--Jacket flap.

King of spies : the dark reign of America's spymaster in Korea / Blaine Harden.

  • 16 November 2017
cover image"The New York Times bestselling author of Escape from Camp 14 returns with the untold story of one of the most powerful spies in American history, shedding new light on the U.S. role in the Korean War, and its legacy In 1946, master sergeant Donald Nichols was stationed on the sleepy island of Guam when he caught the eye of recruiters from the Army's Counter Intelligence Corps. After just three months' training, he was sent to Korea, then a backwater largely beneath the radar of MacArthur's Pacific Command. Though he lacked the education and pedigree of most spies, Nichols quickly metamorphosed from army mechanic to black ops phenomenon. He insinuated himself into the affections of South Korea's first president, Syngman Rhee, and became a key player in the American war effort, warning months in advance about the North Korean invasion, breaking enemy codes, and identifying most of the bombing targets used throughout the war. But Nichols's accomplishments had a dark side: he ran his own base and played by his own rules. He recruited agents from refugee camps and prisons, sending many to their deaths on reckless missions. And his proximity to Rhee meant that he witnessed - and did nothing to stop - the slaughter of thousands of South Korean civilians in anticommunist purges"-- Provided by publisher.

Sweet & simple needle felted animals : a step-by-step visual guide / Sachiko Susa.

  • 16 November 2017
cover image"Sweet & Simple Needle Felted Animals provides detailed instructions to create your own cute and cuddly collection of needle felted pets, barnyard buddies and mascots. These adorable furry figurines make wonderful gifts and accessories that you can carry around or wear. This DIY felting book includes step-by-step instructional color photos and texts that couldn't be easier to follow. It shows you how to make the basic shape, attach the components, add the details and then attach the finding. And voila! Your accessory is ready to be worn and appreciated! The animals you can make include: A playful Kitten ; A sweet miniature Dachshund Puppy ; A mommy Pig and her Baby Piglet ; A downy Duck and Ducklings ; A saucy Squirrel ; A friendly Chipmunk ; A pair of adorable White Bunnies ; A trio of brightly-colored Parakeets ; A fairytale Bear and a host of other tiny mascots and charms. With over 20 charming projects to make, great techniques and helpful tips--this is a craft book that felting beginners and experts alike will enjoy and treasure!" -- provided by publisher.

Find the fire : ignite your inspiration--and make work exciting again / Scott Mautz.

  • 16 November 2017
cover image

Secrets of the centenarians : what is it like to live for a century and which of us will survive to find out? / John Withington.

  • 16 November 2017
cover imageIn October 1995, French grandmother Jeanne Calment became, so far as we know, the oldest human being who has ever lived, when she reached the age of 120 years and 238 days. She went on to survive for nearly three more years. On the long journey to her record-breaking age, Calment acquired more and more companions. Centenarians are the fastest-growing section of the population. In Britain, there are more than ninety times as many as there were a hundred years ago. Secrets of the Centenarians delves into the curious reasons why their number is growing at such an incredible rate. John Withington explores the factors that determine which of us will reach a century and which of us will fall by the wayside. Is it down to lifestyle or genes? Does where you live play a role? Is surviving to one hundred a boon or a bore? Finally, he explores whether, even if the number of centenarians keeps increasing, there remains a maximum life span beyond which we cannot survive. Thoughtful, well-researched and highly entertaining, Secrets of the Centenarians reveals some of the most intriguing secrets of growing older.

How not to kill your houseplant : survival tips for the horticulturally challenged / Veronica Peerless.

  • 16 November 2017
cover imageHow Not to Kill Your Houseplant helps you create an oasis of happy, flourishing houseplants.--COVER.

Bunk : the rise of hoaxes, humbug, plagiarists, phonies, post-facts, and fake news / Kevin Young.

  • 15 November 2017
cover image"Award-winning poet and critic Kevin Young traces the history of the hoax as a peculiarly American phenomenon--the legacy of P.T. Barnum's 'humbug' culminating with the currency of Donald J. Trump's 'fake news'. Disturbingly, Young finds that fakery is woven from stereotype and suspicion, with race being the most insidious American hoax of all. He chronicles how Barnum came to fame by displaying figures like Joice Heth, a black woman whom he pretended was the 161-year-old nursemaid to George Washington, and 'What Is It?', an African American man Barnum professed was a newly discovered missing link in evolution. Bunk then turns to the hoaxing of history and the ways that forgers, plagiarists, and journalistic fakers invent backstories and falsehoods to sell us lies about themselves and about the world in our own time, from pretend Native Americans like Nasdijj to the deadly imposture of Clark Rockefeller, from the made-up memoirs of James Frey to the identity theft of Rachel Dolezal. This brilliant and timely work asks what it means to live in a post-factual world of 'truthiness' where everything is up for interpretation and everyone is subject to a pervasive cynicism that damages our ideas of reality, fact, and art."--Dust jacket flap.

Get better : 15 proven practices to build effective relationships at work / Todd Davis.

  • 15 November 2017
cover imageThe Chief People Officer at FranklinCovey outlines anecdotal and practical recommendations for how organizations of any size or type can create a competitive advantage by building effective relationships.

Promise me Dad : a year of hope, hardship, and purpose / Joe Biden.

  • 15 November 2017
cover imageThe former vice-president of the United States chronicles the difficult final year of his son's battle with cancer, his efforts to balance his responsibilities to the country and his family, and the lessons he learned.

Kachka : a return to Russian cooking / Bonnie Frumkin Morales with Deena Prichep ; photography by Leela Cyd.

  • 15 November 2017
cover imageCelebrated Portland chef Bonnie Frumkin Morales brings her acclaimed Portland restaurant Kachka into your home kitchen with a debut cookbook enlivening Russian cuisine with an emphasis on vibrant, locally sourced ingredients. From bright pickles to pillowy dumplings, ingenious vodka infusions to traditional homestyle dishes, and varied zakuski to satisfying sweets, Kachka the cookbook covers the vivid world of Russian cuisine. More than 100 recipes show how easy it is to eat, drink, and open your heart in Soviet-inspired style, from the celebrated restaurant that is changing how America thinks about Russian food.

Mousy cats and sheepish coyotes : the science of animal personalities / John A. Shivik.

  • 15 November 2017
cover imageRecent years have brought an increased understanding of animal intelligence and emotion. But is there a scientific basis for animal personality and individuality, or is this notion purely sentimental? It turns out that science has been reluctant to even broach the subject of individuality until recently. But now, a fundamental shift in scientific understanding is underway, as mainstream scientists begin to accept the idea that animals of all kinds—from beloved beasts like apes and birds to decidedly less cuddly creatures like crabs and spiders—do indeed have individual personalities.

Garden of the lost and abandoned : the extraordinary story of one ordinary woman and the children she saves / Jessica Yu.

  • 15 November 2017
cover image"At least 5,000 children live on the streets of Uganda's capital city of Kampala. Some forget the names of their villages. The youngest may not know the names of their parents. But Gladys Kalibbala--part journalist, part detective, part Good Samaritan--does not hesitate to dive into difficult or even dangerous situations to aid a child. Author of a newspaper column called 'Lost and Abandoned,' she is a resource that police and others turn to when they stumble across a stranded kid with a hidden history"--Amazon.com.

Lincoln City Urban Renewal : 1988-2016 achievements / Lincoln City Urban Renewal Agency

  • 15 November 2017
Details accomplishments of the Lincoln City Urban Renewal Agency from 1988 to 2016.

The art of playing chess / Donald Boone.

  • 15 November 2017
cover image"Those of us who play chess are, as a rule, knowledgeable in the understanding and the meaning of the words, “The Art of Playing Chess.” Because with the methods we use to analyze the game before us and how we play as individuals, indeed an art form. If, you are among those who are just learning to play chess, then this book may be one you should have on the shelf at home. As it is an art form of which you will develop in your own manner as your knowledge and memory grows as you are learning to playing this royal game of chess."

Leila's secret / Kooshyar Karimi.

  • 15 November 2017
cover image"Born in a slum, Kooshyar Karimi transformed himself into an award-winning writer as well as a successful doctor, whose conscience won't let him turn away the unmarried women who beg him to save their lives by ending pregnancies that would see them stoned to death. One of those women is Leila. She yearns to go to university, but her family forbids it. Kooshyar has rescued countless women, but Leila seeks his help for a different reason, one that will haunt him for years afterwards. Leila's Secret shows us everyday life for women in a country where it can be a crime to fall in love. For all its tragedy, this book is paradoxically uplifting, told from the heart of Kooshyar's immense sympathy." -- Amazon.com.

Rise of the necrofauna : the science, ethics, and risks of de-extinction / Britt Wray ; foreword by George Church.

  • 15 November 2017
cover imageWhat happens when you try to recreate a woolly mammoth—fascinating science, or conservation catastrophe? In Rise of the Necrofauna, Wray takes us deep into the minds and labs of some of the world's most progressive thinkers to find out. She introduces us to renowned futurists like Stewart Brand and scientists like George Church, who are harnessing the powers of CRISPR gene editing in the hopes of "reviving" extinct passenger pigeons, woolly mammoths, and heath hens. She speaks with Nikita Zimov, who together with his eclectic father Sergey, is creating Siberia's Pleistocene Park—a daring attempt to rebuild the mammoth's ancient ecosystem in order to save earth from climate disaster. Through interviews with these and other thought leaders, Wray reveals the many incredible opportunities for research and conservation made possible by this emerging new field.

Making sense of the alt-right / George Hawley.

  • 15 November 2017
cover image"During the 2016 election, a new term entered the mainstream American political lexicon: "alt-right," short for "alternative right." Despite the innocuous name, the alt-right is a white-nationalist movement. Yet it differs from earlier racist groups: it is youthful and tech savvy, obsessed with provocation and trolling, amorphous, predominantly online, and mostly anonymous. And it was energized by Donald Trump's presidential campaign. In Making Sense of the Alt-Right, George Hawley provides an accessible introduction and gives vital perspective on the emergence of a group whose overt racism has confounded expectation for a more tolerant America. Hawley explains the movement's origins, evolution, methods, and core belief in white-identity politics. The book explores how the alt-right differs from traditional white nationalism, libertarianism, and other online illiberal ideologies such as neoreaction, as well as from mainstream Republicans and even Donald Trump and Steve Bannon. The alt-right's use of offensive humor and its trolling-driven approach, based in animosity to so-called political correctness, can make it difficult to determine true motivations. Yet through exclusive interviews and a careful study of the alt-right's influential texts, Hawley is able to paint a full picture of a movement that not only disagrees with liberalism but also fundamentally rejects most of the tenets of American conservatism. Hawley points to the alt-right's growing influence and makes a case for coming to a precise understanding of its beliefs without sensationalism or downplaying the movement's radicalism."--Dust jacket.

The newcomers : finding refuge, friendship, and hope in an American classroom / Helen Thorpe.

  • 15 November 2017
cover imageFollows the lives of twenty-two immigrant teenagers from nations devastated by drought or famine or war, over the course of their first school year in America. The talented and endlessly resourceful Denver South High School teacher Mr. Eddie Williams welcomes these students, who speak fourteen different languages but no English and are completely unfamiliar with American culture, to his specially created English Language Acquisition class. He guides them through the enormous challenges of gaining basic English skills, adapting to life in the developed world, and coping with the usual pangs of adolescence. Together their class represents a microcosm of the global refugee crisis, and highlights the moral issues of immigration, inclusion, and America's role on the global stage.

Hellfire boys : the birth of the U.S. Chemical Warfare Service and the race for the world's deadliest weapons / Theo Emery.

  • 15 November 2017
cover imageTraces the actions of the "Hellfire Battalion," a group of American engineers who were trained in gas warfare and were sent to the front lines in France to launch multiple assaults against the Germans.

The gifted generation : when government was good / David Goldfield.

  • 15 November 2017
cover imageA history of the post-World War II decades traces the efforts of an activist federal government to guide the U.S. toward a realization of the American Dream, exploring the era's unprecedented economic, social, and environmental growth. --Publisher

While they're still here : a memoir / Patricia Williams.

  • 15 November 2017
cover image"After a lifetime of strained bonds with her aging parents, Patricia Williams finds herself in the unexpected position of being their caregiver and neighbor. Dodging the fine lines between service and servant, guardian and warden, she watches her parents climb over their conflicts and pain to face each new struggle with courage, faith, and a few missteps--still teaching her and still parenting her, when she isn't too overwhelmed to notice. Honest, and humorous, graceful and grumbling, this is the story of one complex family's attempts to heal the wounds of the past, forging a new dynamic of compassion, acceptance, and forgiveness as they guide each other through the most vulnerable chapter of their lives."-- Back cover.

The psychobiotic revolution : mood, food, and the new science of the gut-brain connection / Scott C. Anderson with John F. Cryan, Ph.D. & Ted Dinan, M.D., Ph.D.

  • 15 November 2017
cover image"This cutting-edge book reveals how a healthy gut can drive psychological well-being, improve your mood, and combat common diseases including depression, anxiety, obesity, heart disease--even autism and Alzheimer's--all by nurturing your microbiome. Welcome to psychobiotics, the revolutionary new scientific field that treats the common ailments of our time. Leading medical researchers John F. Cryan and Ted Dinan, together with veteran journalist Scott C. Anderson, explain the operations of the all-critical gut-brain axis, revealing how overall well-being depends on a healthy population of intestinal bacteria. For the first time, Cryan and Dinan--who coined the term "psychobiotics"--introduce the microbes essential to brain health and explain how changes in lifestyle and diet can keep them thriving. With useful charts naming bacteria species and laboratory-tested psychobiotic products, along with disease-by-disease accounts of the role a healthy gut plays in prevention and treatment, this comprehensive guide illuminates the essential steps you need to improve your life--all by maintaining a healthy gut"-- Provided by publisher.

Six billion shoppers : the companies winning the global e-commerce boom / Porter Erisman.

  • 15 November 2017
cover imageFrom China to India to Nigeria, e-commerce is entering a golden era in countries that were long left out of the e-commerce gold rush experienced in the West. If the story of the first twenty years of e-commerce’s growth was set in developed markets, the story of the next twenty years will be set in emerging ones. The rise of e-commerce in emerging markets is being driven by three major trends: widespread internet adoption, a rising middle class, and, most importantly, innovative new business models that serve the needs of local customers better than the models used by western e-commerce giants.

Present at the creation : my life in the NFL and the rise of America's game / Upton Bell with Ron Borges.

  • 14 November 2017
cover image"To understand how the NFL became the sports phenomenon it is today, you can study its history as an active participant. Upton Bell grew up at the knee of the NFL's first great commissioner, his father, the legendary Bert Bell, who not only saved the game from financial ruin after World War II but was one of its greatest innovators. Coining the phrase "On any given Sunday," Bert invented the pro football draft and proposed sudden death rules. Present at the Creation details Bell's firsthand experiences, which started as he watched his father draw up the league schedule each year at the kitchen table using dominoes. There he learned the importance of parity, which is a hallmark of the league's success, and also how to create it. Over the past fifty-three years, Bell has been an owner, a general manager, a personnel executive, a scouting director for two Super Bowl teams, a television commentator and analyst, and a talk-radio host. He has seen the NFL from the inside and has experienced many of the most important moments in NFL history." -- Book jacket.

Dr. Lani's no-nonsense bone health guide : the truth about density testing, osteoporosis drugs, and building bone quality at any age / Lani Simpson, DC, CCD.

  • 14 November 2017
cover image"Part whistle-blower book, part bone health bible, [this item] exposes [what the author sees as] the shocking difficulty involved in getting an accurate bone density reading and the serious risks of long term use of the most recent osteoporosis medications ... Simpson, both a Doctor of Chiropractic and a Certified Clinical Densitometrist, cuts through the confusion and inaccuracies surrounding osteoporosis to explain her whole-body approach to bone health, which includes discussions of digestive health, diet, supplements, and exercise"-- Provided by publisher.

Planet of microbes : the perils and potential of Earth's essential life forms / Ted Anton.

  • 14 November 2017
cover imageThis book takes readers into the latest discoveries about early microbial life, where findings from the earth's furthest extremes are seeking to reshape the future of our planet and ourselves. As scientists take the next step in applying the lessons of popular and controversial research, the world's tiniest, and sometimes most dangerous, microorganisms are being tapped as allies in achieving better health and sustainable energy, while revealing fundamental clues to the mystery of where we came from. --Provided by publisher.

Eastern Europe / this edition written and researched by Mark Baker [and 11 others].

  • 14 November 2017
cover imageHead to Eastern Europe for guaranteed adventure: from hidden gems in Russia, Ukraine and Montenegro to the classic charms of the Czech Republic, Croatia and Hungary, you'll find a region that's surreal, exciting and endlessly surprising.

Things I want to punch in the face / Jennifer Worick.

  • 14 November 2017
cover imageFrom nail art to Hobbits, passwords to auto-tune, Worick takes aim at the copious bounty of annoyances that irk her. And us.

You can retire early : everything you need to achieve financial independence when you want it / Deacon Hayes.

  • 14 November 2017
cover image

Shibori knitted felt / Alison Crowther-Smith ; photographs by John Heseltine.

  • 10 November 2017
cover imageProjects: Sheer scarf and wrap, threading beads, bobble cushion, pleated scarf and corsages, felted pleats, beaded scarf, daisy bag, leafy place mats and coasters, "bump" striped bag, felted "bumps", rosebud scarf, ruffled bag, woven-in strands, dots and bars blanket, dots and bars cushion cover, flower bag, striped scarf, hearts throw, twist scarf, nursery motif hangings, spiral cushion cover, hot water bottle cover, islands scarf.

Empress of the east : how a European slave girl became queen of the Ottoman Empire / Leslie Peirce.

  • 9 November 2017
cover image"The extraordinary story of the Russian slave girl Roxelana, who rose from the role of concubine to become the only queen in Ottoman history In Empress of the East, historian Leslie Peirce tells the remarkable story of a Christian slave girl, Roxelana, who was abducted by warriors at age twelve from her Ruthenian homeland, and brought to the harem of Sultan Suleyman the Magnificent in Constantinople. Suleiman became besotted with her, and forsook all other mistresses. Then, in an unprecedented step, he made her the first and only queen in the Ottoman court. Although shrouded in scandal, the canny and sophisticated Roxelana became a shrewd diplomat and administrator, who helped Suleyman keep pace with a changing world in which women--from Queen Elizabeth to Catherine de Medici--increasingly held the reins of power. In Empress of the East, Pierce reveals the true history of an elusive figure who pushed the Ottoman Empire towards modernity"-- Provided by publisher.

A sideways look at clouds / Maria Mudd Ruth.

  • 9 November 2017
cover imageA Sideways Look at Clouds acknowledges the challenges of understanding clouds and so uses a very steep and bumpy learning curve--the author's--as its plot line. The book is structured around the ten words used in most definitions of a cloud: a visible mass of water droplets or ice crystals suspended in the atmosphere above the earth. A captivating story teller, Maria blends science, wonder, and humor to take the scenic route through the clouds and encourages readers to chart their own rambling, idiosyncratic course.

Keto for cancer : ketogenic metabolic therapy as a targeted nutritional strategy / Miriam Kalamian, EdM, MS, CNS ; foreword by Thomas N. Seyfried, PhD.

  • 9 November 2017
cover image"A Comprehensive Guide for Patients and Practitioners. Although evidence supporting the benefits of ketogenic diet therapies continues to mount, there is little to guide those who wish to adopt this diet as a metabolic therapy for cancer. Keto for Cancer fills this need. Inspired by the work of Dr. Thomas N. Seyfried, PhD, nutritionist Miriam Kalamian has written the first book to lay out comprehensive guidelines that specifically address the many challenges associated with cancer, and particularly the deep nutritional overhaul involved with the ketogenic diet. Kalamian, a leading voice in the keto movement, is driven by passion from her own experience in using the ketogenic diet for her young son. Her book addresses the nuts and bolts of adopting the diet, from deciding whether keto is the right choice to developing a personal plan for smoothly navigating the keto lifestyle. It is invaluable for both beginners and seasoned users of the ketogenic diet, as well as for health-care professionals who need a toolkit to implement this targeted metabolic therapy. The book guides readers to a deeper understanding of the therapeutic potential of the ketogenic diet which extends well beyond simply starving cancer emphasizing the powerful impact the diet has on the metabolism of cancer cells. Nutritional nuances are explored in sections such as 'Fasting Protocols' and 'Know What's in the Foods You Eat' while meal templates and tracking tools are provided in 'Preparing Keto Meals.' Kalamian also discusses important issues such as self-advocacy. Readers of Keto for Cancer are empowered to 'get off the bench and get in the game.' To that end, Kalamian offers tips on how to critically examine cancer-care options then incorporate what resonates into a truly personalized treatment plan"-- Provided by publisher.

The runaway species : how human creativity remakes the world / Anthony Brandt and David Eagleman.

  • 9 November 2017
cover imageThis powerful, wide-ranging exploration of human creativity explores how individuals, organizations, and educational institutions can benefit from fostering it.

Crafty little things to sew : 20 clever sewing projects using scraps & fat quarters / Caroline Fairbanks-Critchfield.

  • 9 November 2017
cover image20 quick & easy projects to sew from scraps or fat quarters.

Graze : inspiration for small plates and meandering meals / Suzanne Lenzer ; photography by Nicole Franzen.

  • 9 November 2017
cover imageIn Graze, Suzanne dreams up lush as well as simple concoctions from everyday ingredients, taking full advantage of her pantry, fridge, and freezer. Graze is a lesson in shopping as well as cooking. Using the best that markets have to offer and with minimal effort, Suzanne dazzles us with endless combinations and stunning pictures, creating interesting and delectable small plates.

Magnitude : the scale of the universe / Kimberly Arcand and Megan Watzke ; illustrations by Katie Peek.

  • 9 November 2017
cover image

Aerial geology : a high-altitude tour of North America's spectacular volcanoes, canyons, glaciers, lakes, craters, and peaks / Mary Caperton Morton.

  • 9 November 2017
cover imageAerial Geology is an up-in-the-sky exploration of North America's 100 most spectacular geological formations. Crisscrossing the continent from the Aleutian Islands in Alaska to the Great Salt Lake in Utah and to the Chicxulub Crater in Mexico, Mary Caperton Morton brings you on a fantastic tour, sharing aerial and satellite photography, explanations on how each site was formed, and details on what makes each landform noteworthy. Maps and diagrams help illustrate the geological processes and clarify scientific concepts.

The family cabin : inspiration for camps, cottages, and cabins / Dale Mulfinger.

  • 9 November 2017
cover image"Since the beginning of the 20th century, cabin retreats have held a unique place in the lives and lore of many American families. In The Family Cabin, author and "cabinologist" Dale Mulfinger expires the role that cabins have had and continue to have in family bonding and as a repository for family history, nostalgia, and cherished memories. This collection brings together 37 new and old cabins from across North America as inspiration for anyone who desires a peaceful retreat of their own. Within these pages, Mulfinger rekindles his love for this treasured American icon with fresh insights and seasoned strategies about the logic, utility, and beauty of cabin construction and with fascinating stories of the families that live in them. Over 300 lush, full-color photographs and 78 illustrations throughout the book capture the aesthetics of place and design that have allowed cabins to become an enduring symbol of rugged American individualism and self-reliance. Whether nestled in the mountains, tucked deep in the woods, or built along the water's edge, the ideals of the cabin extend just as well into the 21st century as they did in the past" -- publisher's description.

Quilt as-you-go made vintage : 51 blocks, 9 projects, 3 joining methods / by Jera Brandvig.

  • 9 November 2017
cover imageFeatures 51 mix-and-match quilt blocks and an innovative quilt-as-you-go technique to make timeless, vintage-style quilts.

Garden renovation : transform your yard into the garden of your dreams / Bobbie Schwartz.

  • 9 November 2017
cover imageWhich changes in your garden would offer the most pay-off your time, money, and effort? Schwartz helps you assess the plants and features you have, decide the best way to tackle your project. She also provides ideas and inspirations for turning your yard into your dream garden.

Lenin : the man, the dictator, and the master of terror / Victor Sebestyen.

  • 9 November 2017
cover image"Since the birth of Soviet Russia, Vladimir Lenin has been viewed as a controversial figure, revered and reviled for his rigid political ideals. He continues to fascinate as a man who made history, and created the first Communist state, a model that would later be imitated by nearly half the countries in the world. Drawing on new research, including the diaries, memoirs, and personal letters of both Lenin and his friends, Victor Sebestyen's biography--the first in English in nearly two decades--is not only a political examination of one of the most important historical figures of the twentieth century, but a portrait of Lenin the man. Lenin was someone who loved nature, hunting, fishing and could identify hundreds of species of plants, a despotic ruler whose closest ties and friendships were with women. The long-suppressed story of the complex love triangle Lenin had with his wife, and his mistress and comrade, reveals a different character to the coldly one-dimensional figure of the legend. Sebestyen also reveals Lenin as a ruthless and single-minded despot and a 'product of his time and place: a violent, tyrannical and corrupt Russia.' He seized power in a coup, promised a revolution, a socialist utopia for the people, offered simple solutions to complex issues and constantly lied; in fact, what he created was more 'a mirror image of the Romanov autocracy.' He authorized the deaths of thousands of people, and created a system based on the idea that political terror against opponents was justified for the greater ideal. One of his old comrades who had once admired him said he 'desired the good ... but created evil.' And that would include his invention of Stalin, who would take Lenin's system of the gulag and the secret police to new heights"-- Provided by publisher.

Bethlehem : biography of a town / Nicholas Blincoe.

  • 9 November 2017
cover image"[ Bethlehem ] brings within reach 11,000 years of history, centering on the beloved town's unique place in the world. Blincoe's love of Bethlehem is compelling, even as he does not shy away from the complexities of its chronicle." --President Jimmy Carter Bethlehem is so suffused with history and myth that it feels like an unreal city even to those who call it home. For many, Bethlehem remains the little town at the edge of the desert described in Biblical accounts. Today, the city is hemmed in by a wall and surrounded by forty-one Israeli settlements and hostile settlers and soldiers. Nicholas Blincoe tells the town's history through the visceral experience of living there, taking readers through its stone streets and desert wadis, its monasteries, aqueducts, and orchards to show the city from every angle and era. His portrait of Bethlehem sheds light on one of the world's most intractable political problems, and he maintains that if the long thread winding back to the city's ancient past is severed, the chances of an end to the Palestine-Israel conflict will be lost with it.

Dollars and sense : how we misthink money and how to spend smarter / Dan Ariely and Jeff Kreisler ; with illustrations by Matt Trower.

  • 8 November 2017
cover imageShares anecdotal insight into the illogical influences behind poor financial decisions and how to outmaneuver them, covering topics ranging from credit-card debt and household budgeting to holiday spending and real estate sales.
RSS
Locations Marker

Tillamook County Library Branches

Manzanita

571 Laneda
Manzanita, OR
503.368.6665

Rockaway Beach

120 N Coral
Rockaway Beach, OR
503.355.2665

Garibaldi

City Hall
Garibaldi, OR
503.322.2100

Bay City

Community Hall
Bay City, OR
503.377.0231

Tillamook

1716 Third Street
Tillamook, OR
503.842.4792

South Tillamook County

6200 Camp Street
Pacific City, OR
503.965.6163

Bookmobile

1716 Third Street
Tillamook, OR
503.842.4792 ext. 1710

Tillamook County Library (503) 842-4792 | Copyright © 2003-2017
Need Help?