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February 24, 2018

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Books, Movies & Music : New Adult Nonfiction

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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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The Black Bruins: The Remarkable Lives of UCLA's Jackie Robinson, Woody Strode, Tom Bradley, Kenny Washington, and Ray Bartlett

The Black Bruins: The Remarkable Lives of UCLA's Jackie Robinson, Woody Strode, Tom Bradley, Kenny Washington, and Ray Bartlett
Johnson, James W., 1938-

"The intertwined story of five influential African American athletes who came together as teammates at UCLA in the 1930s" --Provided by publisher.


Format: Book
Holds: 0 on 2 copies

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Our Damaged Democracy: We the People Must Act

Our Damaged Democracy: We the People Must Act
Califano, Joseph A., Jr., 1931-


Format: Book
Holds: 2 on 6 copies

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Make A List: How A Simple Practice Can Change Our Lives and Open Our Hearts

Make A List: How A Simple Practice Can Change Our Lives and Open Our Hearts
McEntyre, Marilyn Chandler, 1949-


Format: Book
Holds: 17 on 5 copies

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A Necessary Balance: Gender and Power Among Indians of the Columbia Plateau

A Necessary Balance: Gender and Power Among Indians of the Columbia Plateau
Ackerman, Lillian A.


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Holds: 1 on 2 copies

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Myths of Light: Eastern Metaphors of the Eternal

Myths of Light: Eastern Metaphors of the Eternal
Campbell, Joseph, 1904-1987

This previously unpublished title shows Campbell's remarkable mind engaged with a favorite topic, the myths and metaphors of Asian religions. The book collects seven lectures and articles ranging from the ancient Hindu Vedas to Zen koans, Tantric yoga, and the Tibetan Book of the Dead. Campbell conveys complex insights through warm, accessible storytelling, revealing the intricacies and secrets of his subjects with his typical enthusiasm.--From publisher description.


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Holds: 0 on 5 copies

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Escape

Escape
Malin, Gray

Gray Malins collection of incredible beach photography was a runaway hit. Now the it-photographer takes his astonishing photography beyond the beach. Collecting breathtaking images, journal entries, and behind-the-scenes anecdotes, Escape explores Gray Malins enduring drive to capture lifes joyful moments. These awe-inspiring images of exotic locales from around the world are a celebration of light, shadow, and absolute bliss. Whether trained on the snowy mountains of Aspen, the dry plains of Namibia, or the warm sun of Bora Bora, Malins sharp eye highlights the exuberant colors and striking forms that make each location so unique. Featuring more than 22 destinations across 11 countries, the book also includes highlights from Malins conceptual photography, offering a comprehensive look at the photographers desire to showcase the beauty he sees in the world. From remote islands to major cities, Escape captures the spirit of dozens of unbelievable vacation spotsand will inspire every lover of travel and exploration to plan an escape of their own.


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Holds: 6 on 4 copies

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The ARRL Extra Class License Manual for Ham Radio

The ARRL Extra Class License Manual for Ham Radio
Silver, H. Ward

Offers a review of the subjects covered in the ARRL extra class exam along with questions currently used and an answer key.


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Holds: 0 on 5 copies

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Simply Vibrant: All-day Vegetarian Recipes for Colorful Plant-based Cooking

Simply Vibrant: All-day Vegetarian Recipes for Colorful Plant-based Cooking
Kassoff, Anya


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Holds: 32 on 6 copies

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I Am Not A Tractor!: How Florida Farmworkers Took on the Fast Food Giants and Won

I Am Not A Tractor!: How Florida Farmworkers Took on the Fast Food Giants and Won
Marquis, Susan L., 1960-

"I am Not a Tractor! celebrates the courage, vision, and creativity of the farmworkers and community leaders who have transformed one of the worst agricultural situation in the United States into one of the best. Susan Marquis highlights past abuses workers suffered in Florida's tomato fields: toxic pesticide exposure, beatings, sexual assault, rampant wage theft, and even, astonishingly, modern-day slavery. Marquis unveils how, even without new legislation, regulation, or government participation, these farmworkers have dramatically improved their work conditions. Marquis credits this success to the immigrants from Mexico, Haiti, and Guatemala who formed the Coalition of Immokalee Workers, a neuroscience major who takes great pride in the watermelon crew he runs, a leading farmer/grower who was once homeless, and a retired New York State judge who volunteered to stuff envelopes and ended up building a ground-breaking institution. Through the "Fair Food Program" that they have developed, fought for, and implemented, these people have changed the lives of more than thirty thousand field workers. I Am Not a Tractor! offers a range of solutions to a problem that is rooted in our nation's slave history and that is worsened by ongoing conflict over immigration"--Publisher's Web site.


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Holds: 0 on 2 copies

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I Am, I Am, I Am: Seventeen Brushes With Death

I Am, I Am, I Am: Seventeen Brushes With Death
O'Farrell, Maggie, 1972-

Maggie O'Farrell's astonishing memoir of the near-death experiences that have punctuated and defined her life. The childhood illness that left her bedridden for a year, which she was not expected to survive. A teenage yearning to escape that nearly ended in disaster. An encounter with a disturbed man on a remote path. And, most terrifying of all, an ongoing, daily struggle to protect her daughter--for whom this book was written--from a condition that leaves her unimaginably vulnerable to life's myriad dangers. Seventeen discrete encounters with Maggie at different ages, in different locations, reveal a whole life in a series of tense, visceral snapshots. In taut prose that vibrates with electricity and restrained emotion, O'Farrell captures the perils running just beneath the surface, and illuminates the preciousness, beauty, and mysteries of life itself.


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Holds: 147 on 28 copies

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