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February 25, 2018

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Hundreds of books are added to the Library's collection each month. Here are the most recent Nonfiction books for adults.

 

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5 Types of People Who Can Ruin your Life: Identifying and Dealing With Narcissists, Sociopaths, and Other High-conflict Personalities

5 Types of People Who Can Ruin your Life: Identifying and Dealing With Narcissists, Sociopaths, and Other High-conflict Personalities
Eddy, William A.

A guide to recognizing the warning signs of five high conflict personalities draws on expert advice and real-life anecdotes to avoid, manage, and break free from such relationships. --Publisher


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Holds: 14 on 5 copies

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American Holocaust: The Conquest of the New World

American Holocaust: The Conquest of the New World
Stannard, David E.

For four hundred years - from the first Spanish assaults against the Arawak people of Hispaniola in the 1490s to the U.S. Army's massacre of Sioux Indians at Wounded Knee in the 1890s - the indigenous inhabitants of North and South America endured an unending firestorm of violence. During that time the native population of the Western Hemisphere declined by as many as one hundred million people. Indeed, as historian David E. Stannard argues in this stunning new book, the European and white American destruction of the native peoples of the Americas was the most massive act of genocide in the history of the world. Stannard begins with a portrait of the enormous richness and diversity of life in the Americas prior to Columbus's fateful voyage in 1492. He then follows the path of genocide from the Indies to Mexico and Central and South America, then north to Florida, Virginia, and New England, and finally out across the Great Plains and Southwest to California and the North Pacific Coast. Stannard reveals that wherever Europeans or white Americans went, the native people were caught between imported plagues and barbarous atrocities, typically resulting in the annihilation of 95 percent of their populations. What kind of people, he asks, do such horrendous things to others? His highly provocative answer: Christians. Digging deeply into ancient European and Christian attitudes toward sex, race, and war, he finds the cultural ground well prepared by the end of the Middle Ages for the centuries-long genocide campaign that Europeans and their descendants launched - and in places continue to wage - against the New World's original inhabitants. Advancing a thesis that is sure to create much controversy, Stannard contends that the perpetrators of the American Holocaust drew on the same ideological wellspring as did the later architects of the Nazi Holocaust. It is an ideology that remains dangerously alive today, he adds, and one that in recent years has surfaced in American justifications for large-scale military intervention in Southeast Asia and the Middle East. At once sweeping in scope and meticulously detailed, American Holocaust is a work of impassioned scholarship that is certain to ignite intense historical and moral debate.


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Holds: 3 on 4 copies

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I Know How You Feel: The Joy and Heartbreak of Friendship in Women's Lives

I Know How You Feel: The Joy and Heartbreak of Friendship in Women's Lives
Barth, F. Diane

'Do I have enough friends?' 'Why did my friendship end?' and 'What makes a good friendship work?' ... [Sharing] stories from a ... diverse cast of women, many of whom speak about feelings they haven't shared before, ... [Barth provides] advice on how to manage betrayal and rejection, how to deal with a narcissistic or bossy friend, what to do when your best friend and your family don't get along, how to let go of a friendship that has stopped working, and much more.


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Holds: 6 on 6 copies

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The Audacity of Inez Burns

The Audacity of Inez Burns
Bloom, Stephen G.


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Holds: 7 on 4 copies

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The Sacred Hoop: Recovering the Feminine in American Indian Traditions

The Sacred Hoop: Recovering the Feminine in American Indian Traditions
Allen, Paula Gunn

This pioneering work, first published in 1986, documents the continuing vitality of the American Indian tradition and of women's leadership within that tradition. In her new preface to this edition, Allen reflects on the remarkable resurgence of American Indian pride and culture in recent times.


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Holds: 0 on 2 copies

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A History of the Indians of the United States

A History of the Indians of the United States
Debo, Angie, 1890-1988

"This book is an in-depth historical survey of the Indians of the United States, including the Eskimos and Aleuts of Alaska. It isolates and analyzes the problems that have beset these peoples since their first contacts with Europeans. Only in the light of this knowledge, the author states, can an intelligent Indian policy be formulated." -- Back cover.


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Holds: 0 on 2 copies

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Built: The Hidden Stories Behind Our Structures

Built: The Hidden Stories Behind Our Structures
Agrawal, Roma, 1983-


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Holds: 8 on 5 copies

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Berlin 1936: Sixteen Days in August

Berlin 1936: Sixteen Days in August
Hilmes, Oliver

During the games the Nazi dictatorship was in many ways put on hold, and Berlin 1936 offers a last glimpse of the vibrant and diverse life in the German capital in the 1920s and '30s that the Nazis wanted to destroy.


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Holds: 9 on 5 copies

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Cataclysm: Secrets of the Horn of Africa

Cataclysm: Secrets of the Horn of Africa
Ali, Zeynab

"This is the incredible story of a Kenyan-born teen who later learns about her true identity as a former Somali refugee. She explores her family's history and learns about their survival in the horrific Somali civil war. As an activist, Zeynab addresses the struggles immigrant and refugee families encounter in the United States, hoping to spread awareness of immigration. In this book, she shares her experience of growing up in the United States and how her own life inspired her to become the decisive, optimistic young activist she is today."--Back cover.


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Holds: 0 on 8 copies

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Hormonal: The Hidden Intelligence of Hormones : How They Drive Desire, Shape Relationships, Influence Our Choices, and Make Us Wiser

Hormonal: The Hidden Intelligence of Hormones : How They Drive Desire, Shape Relationships, Influence Our Choices, and Make Us Wiser
Haselton, Martie Gail, 1970-


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Holds: 3 on 8 copies

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