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December 15, 2017

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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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Vegetarian Viet Nam

Vegetarian Viet Nam
Stauch, Cameron


Format: Book
Holds: 2 on 6 copies

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Noodle Soup: Recipes, Techniques, Obsession

Noodle Soup: Recipes, Techniques, Obsession
Albala, Ken, 1964-


Format: Book
Holds: 1 on 6 copies

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The Growth Delusion: Wealth, Poverty, and the Well-being of Nations

The Growth Delusion: Wealth, Poverty, and the Well-being of Nations
Pilling, David

"A provocative critique of the pieties and fallacies of our obsession with economic growth"--Provided by publisher.


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Holds: 0 on 6 copies

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Goddess of Anarchy: The Life and Times of Lucy Parsons, American Radical

Goddess of Anarchy: The Life and Times of Lucy Parsons, American Radical
Jones, Jacqueline, 1948-

"From a prize-winning historian, a new portrait of an extraordinary activist and the turbulent age in which she lived Goddess of Anarchy recounts the formidable life of the militant writer, orator, and agitator Lucy Parsons. Born to an enslaved woman in Virginia in 1851 and raised in Texas-where she met her husband, the Haymarket "martyr" Albert Parsons-Lucy was a fearless advocate of First Amendment rights, a champion of the working classes, and one of the most prominent figures of African descent of her era. And yet, her life was riddled with contradictions-she advocated violence without apology, concocted a Hispanic-Indian identity for herself, and ignored the plight of African Americans. Drawing on a wealth of new sources, Jacqueline Jones presents not only the exceptional life of the famous American-born anarchist but also an authoritative account of her times-from slavery through the Great Depression"--Provided by publisher.


Format: Book
Holds: 2 on 5 copies

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A Dozen Lessons for Entrepreneurs

A Dozen Lessons for Entrepreneurs
Griffin, Trenholme J.


Format: Book
Holds: 2 on 4 copies

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Children's Medicines: What Every Parent, Grandparent, and Teacher Needs to Know

Children's Medicines: What Every Parent, Grandparent, and Teacher Needs to Know
Bell, Edward A., 1959-


Format: Book
Holds: 0 on 2 copies

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Lord of My Land: 5 Steps to Homeownership

Lord of My Land: 5 Steps to Homeownership
Morrison, Jay

Jay, "Mr. Real Estate," Morrison has authored another informative, step-by-step guide that every aspiring homeowner should read on their journey to becoming "Lord of Their Land"!


Format: Book
Holds: 1 on 3 copies

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Plum Dandi Knits: Simple Designs for Luxury Yarns

Plum Dandi Knits: Simple Designs for Luxury Yarns
Plummer, Alicia


Format: Book
Holds: 1 on 5 copies

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Witnesses of the Unseen: Seven Years in Guantanamo

Witnesses of the Unseen: Seven Years in Guantanamo
Boumediene, Lakhdar, 1966-

"This searing memoir shares the trauma and triumphs of Lakhdar Boumediene and Mustafa Ait Idir's time inside America's most notorious prison. Lakhdar and Mustafa were living quiet, peaceful lives in Bosnia when, in October 2001, they were arrested and accused of participating in a terrorist plot. After a three-month investigation uncovered no evidence, all charges were dropped and Bosnian courts ordered their freedom. However, under intense U.S. pressure, Bosnian officials turned them over to American soldiers. They were flown blindfolded and shackled to Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, where they were held in outdoor cages for weeks as the now-infamous military prison was built around them. Guantanamo became their home for the next seven years. They endured torture and harassment and force-feedings and beatings, all the while not knowing if they would ever see their families again. They had no opportunity to argue their innocence until 2008, when the Supreme Court issued a landmark ruling in their case, Boumediene v. Bush, confirming Guantanamo detainees' constitutional right to challenge their detention in federal court. Weeks later, the George W. Bush--appointed federal judge who heard their case, stunned by the absence of evidence against them, ordered their release. Now living in Europe and rebuilding their lives, Lakhdar and Mustafa are finally free to share a story that every American ought to know."--Publisher's description.


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Holds: 0 on 5 copies

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Secrets of the Human Body

Secrets of the Human Body
Tulleken, Chris van, 1978-

"206 bones. One heart. Two eyes. Ten fingers. You may think we know what makes up a human. But it turns out our bodies are full of surprises. What makes tears of joy different from tears of sadness? Why is a gut feeling so much smarter than you think? And why is 90% of you not even human? You may think you know the human body - heart, lungs, brain and bones - but it's time to think again. Your body is full of extraordinary mysteries that science is only just beginning to understand. This book, which accompanies a major new BBC TV programme, turns your knowledge of the human body on its head. Leading us through all of these revelations are stories of everyday miracles - the human stories that bind every one of us together through the universal stages of life. From the most extreme environments on Earth, to the most extreme events, we reveal the extraordinary abilities every human shares. Combining cutting-edge science with cutting-edge technology, we see the human body like never before. Featuring pioneering specialist photography, a new generation of digital effects will allow us to catch a tantalising glimpse beneath our skin, leading you to discover the secrets that make every ordinary human body ... extraordinary."--Back cover.


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Holds: 0 on 6 copies

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