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December 17, 2017

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Books, Movies & Music : Popular Adult Nonfiction

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Popular Nonfiction books for adults

 

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

 

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Collusion: Secret Meetings, Dirty Money, and How Russia Helped Donald Trump Win

Collusion: Secret Meetings, Dirty Money, and How Russia Helped Donald Trump Win
Harding, Luke, 1968-


Format: Book
Holds: 181 on 35 copies

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The Woman Who Smashed Codes: A True Story of Love, Spies, and the Unlikely Heroine Who Outwitted America's Enemies

The Woman Who Smashed Codes: A True Story of Love, Spies, and the Unlikely Heroine Who Outwitted America's Enemies
Fagone, Jason

Traces the life of Elizebeth Smith, who met and married groundbreaking cryptologist William Friedman and worked with him to discover and expose Nazi spy rings in South America by cracking multiple versions of the Enigma machine.


Format: Book
Holds: 178 on 36 copies

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The Future Is History: How Totalitarianism Reclaimed Russia

The Future Is History: How Totalitarianism Reclaimed Russia
Gessen, Masha

Hailed for her "fearless indictment of the most powerful man in Russia" (The Wall Street Journal), award-winning journalist Masha Gessen is unparalleled in her understanding of the events and forces that have wracked her native country in recent times. In The Future Is History, she follows the lives of four people born at what promised to be the dawn of democracy. Each of them came of age with unprecedented expectations, some as the children and grandchildren of the very architects of the new Russia, each with newfound aspirations of their ownas entrepreneurs, activists, thinkers, and writers, sexual and social beings. Gessen charts their paths against the machinations of the regime that would crush them all, and against the war it waged on understanding itself, which ensured the unobstructed reemergence of the old Soviet order in the form of todays terrifying and seemingly unstoppable mafia state. Powerful and urgent, The Future Is History is a cautionary tale for our time and for all time.


Format: Book
Holds: 174 on 31 copies

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My Rice Bowl: Korean Cooking Outside the Lines

My Rice Bowl: Korean Cooking Outside the Lines
Yang, Rachel


Format: Book
Holds: 170 on 30 copies

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The Odyssey

The Odyssey
Homer


Format: Book
Holds: 156 on 25 copies

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Where the Past Begins: A Writer's Memoir

Where the Past Begins: A Writer's Memoir
Tan, Amy

"From New York Times bestselling author Amy Tan, a memoir on her life as a writer, her childhood, and the symbiotic relationship between fiction and emotional memory"--Provided by publisher.


Format: Book
Holds: 156 on 263 copies

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Sweet: Desserts From London's Ottolenghi

Sweet: Desserts From London's Ottolenghi
Ottolenghi, Yotam

"A collection of over 110 recipes for sweets, baked goods, and confections from superstar chef Yotam Ottolenghi. Sweet is entirely filled with delicious baked goods, desserts, and confections starring Ottolenghi's signature flavor profiles and ingredients including fig, rose petal, saffron, orange blossom, star anise, pistachio, almond, cardamom, and cinnamon"--Provided by publisher.


Format: Book
Holds: 153 on 28 copies

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Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption

Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption
Stevenson, Bryan

The founder of the Equal Justice Initiative in Montgomery, Alabama recounts his experiences as a lawyer working to assist those desperately in need, reflecting on his pursuit of the ideal of compassion in American justice.


Format: Book
Holds: 150 on 34 copies

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L'appart: The Delights and Disasters of Making My Paris Home

L'appart: The Delights and Disasters of Making My Paris Home
Lebovitz, David

"A chef buys an apartment in Paris and endures the headaches and excitement of renovating his own corner of paradise in the City of Light"--Provided by publisher.


Format: Book
Holds: 147 on 31 copies

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The Dangerous Case of Donald Trump: 27 Psychiatrists and Mental Health Experts Assess A President

The Dangerous Case of Donald Trump: 27 Psychiatrists and Mental Health Experts Assess A President

Explores the consensus of more than two dozen psychiatrists and psychologists that President Donald Trump is dangerously mentally ill and that he presents a clear and present danger to the nation. --Publisher


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Holds: 146 on 28 copies

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