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Title The story of Hebrew

Thu, 02/23/2017 - 9:12am
Title The story of Hebrew
Author Glinert, Lewis, author.
Publication Date(s) 2017
Series: Library of Jewish ideas
Format: Books

Title Anabaptist essentials : ten signs of a unique Christian faith

Thu, 02/23/2017 - 9:12am
Title Anabaptist essentials :
Author Becker, Palmer, 1936- author.
Publication Date(s) 2017
Format: Books

Title Mad Richard

Thu, 02/23/2017 - 9:12am
Title Mad Richard
Author Krueger, Lesley, author.
Publication Date(s) 2017
Format: Books
Summary "Called the most promising artist of his generation, handsome, modest, and affectionate, Richard Dadd rubbed shoulders with the great luminaries of the Victorian Age. He grew up along the Medway with Charles Dickens and studied at the Royal Academy Schools under the brilliant and eccentric J.M.W. Turner. Based on Dadd's tragic true story, Mad Richard follows the young artist as he develops his craft, contemplates the nature of art and fame--as he watches Dickens navigate those tricky waters--and ultimately finds himself imprisoned in Bedlam for murder, committed as criminally insane. In 1853, Charlotte Brontë--about to publish her third novel, suffering from unrequited love, and herself wrestling with questions about art and artists, class, obsession and romance--visits Richard at Bedlam and finds an unexpected kinship in his feverish mind and his haunting work. Masterfully slipping through time and memory, Mad Richard maps the artistic temperaments of Charlotte and Richard, weaving their divergent lives together with their shared fears and follies, dreams, and crushing illusions."-- Provided by publisher.

Title This Is What a Librarian Looks Like A Celebration of Libraries, Communities, and Access to Information for All.

Thu, 02/23/2017 - 9:12am
Title This Is What a Librarian Looks Like
Publication Date(s) 2017
Format: Books

Title Miss Rosie's farmhouse favorites : 12 captivating scrappy quilts

Thu, 02/23/2017 - 9:12am
Title Miss Rosie's farmhouse favorites :
Author Nelson, Carrie (Carrie L.), author.
Publication Date(s) 2017
Format: Books
Summary "Presenting 12 favorite quilts from Miss Rosie's Quilt Company, curated for the first time in a single collection"--Page 4 of cover.

Title Insight guides France pocket guide.

Thu, 02/23/2017 - 9:12am
Title Insight guides France pocket guide.
Publication Date(s) 2017
Format: Books

Title Malpractice : a neurosurgeon reveals how our health-care system puts patients at risk

Thu, 02/23/2017 - 9:12am
Title Malpractice :
Author Schlachter, Lawrence B., author.
Publication Date(s) 2017
Format: Books
Summary The Institute of Medicine released a landmark report, which revealed that as many as 250,000 Americans die every year as a result of medical error. In Malpractice, neurosurgeon and attorney Dr. Lawrence Schlachter makes a case that most patients enter the system without any idea of the risks they face, due to a medical culture that denies there is a patient safety problem. He argues that medical culture actively avoids transparency, perpetuates an atmosphere of blind defence to doctors, and protects dangerous doctors from accountability.

Title The Case of the green-dressed ghost

Thu, 02/23/2017 - 9:12am
Title The Case of the green-dressed ghost
Author Banks, Lucy.
Publication Date(s) 2017
Series: Dr Ribero's Agency of the Supernatural ; [1]
Format: Books
Summary Kester Lanner, a logically-minded academic type, didn't know what he was in for when he followed his mother's dying request to contact Dr. Ribero and learned he was Kester's father. Kester becomes involved in the family business: catching supernatural ghosts and finds himself in a struggle with a powerful and haunting ghost.

Title Chandra's cosmos : dark matter, black holes, and other wonders revealed by NASA's premier X-ray observatory

Thu, 02/23/2017 - 9:12am
Title Chandra's cosmos :
Author Tucker, Wallace H.
Publication Date(s) 2017
Format: Books

Title THE MERMAID'S DAUGHTER

Thu, 02/23/2017 - 9:12am
Title THE MERMAID'S DAUGHTER
Author Claycomb, Ann
Format: Books

Title DEVILS IN DAYLIGHT

Thu, 02/23/2017 - 9:12am
Title DEVILS IN DAYLIGHT
Author Tanizaki, Jun'ichirō, 1886-1965
Publication Date(s) 2017
Format: Books
Summary "One morning, Takahashi, a writer who has just stayed up all night working, is interrupted by a phone call from his old friend Sonomura: barely able to contain his excitement, Sonomura claims that he has cracked a secret cryptographic code based on EdgarAllan Poe's The Gold-Bug and now knows exactly when and where a murder will take place -- and they must hurry if they want to witness the murder, because it's later that very night! Sonomura has a history of lunacy and playing the amateur detective, so Takahashi is of course reluctant to believe him. Nevertheless, they stake out the secret location, and through tiny peepholes in the knotted wood, become voyeurs at the scene of a shocking crime . . . . Atmospheric, erotic, and tense, Devils in Daylight isan early work by the master storyteller who "created a lifelong series of ingenious variations on a dominant theme: the power of love to energize and destroy" (Chicago Tribune)" -- Provided by publisher.

Title MURDER IN A CORNISH ALEHOUSE

Thu, 02/23/2017 - 9:12am
Title MURDER IN A CORNISH ALEHOUSE
Author Emerson, Kathy Lynn
Format: Books

Title AGING GRACEFULLY : PORTRAITS OF PEOPLE OVER 100

Thu, 02/23/2017 - 9:12am
Title AGING GRACEFULLY :
Author Thormaehlen, Karsten, photographer.
Publication Date(s) 2017
Format: Books

Title The allure of battle : a history of how wars have been won and lost

Thu, 02/23/2017 - 9:12am
Title The allure of battle :
Author Nolan, Cathal J, author.
Publication Date(s) 2017
Format: Books
Summary "History has tended to measure war's winners and losers in terms of its major engagements, battles in which the result was so clear-cut that they could be considered "decisive." Cannae, Konigsberg, Austerlitz, Midway, Agincourt-all resonate in the literature of war and in our imaginations as tide-turning. But these legendary battles may or may not have determined the final outcome of the wars in which they were fought. Nor has the "genius" of the so-called Great Captains--from Alexander the Great to Frederick the Great and Napoleon--played a major role. Wars are decided in other ways. Cathal J. Nolan's The Allure of Battle systematically and engrossingly examines the great battles, tracing what he calls "short-war thinking," the hope that victory might be swift and wars brief. As he proves persuasively, however, such has almost never been the case. Even the major engagements have mainly contributed to victory or defeat by accelerating the erosion of the other side's defenses. Massive conflicts, the so-called "people's wars," beginning with Napoleon and continuing until 1945, have consisted of and been determined by prolonged stalemate and attrition, industrial wars in which the determining factor has been not military but matériel. Nolan's masterful book places battles squarely and mercilessly within the context of the wider conflict in which they took place. In the process it helps correct a distorted view of battle's role in war, replacing popular images of the "battles of annihilation" with somber appreciation of the commitments and human sacrifices made throughout centuries of war particularly among the Great Powers. Accessible, provocative, exhaustive, and illuminating, The Allure of Battle will spark fresh debate about the history and conduct of warfare."--Provided by publisher.

Title KINGDOM OF OLIVES AND ASH : WRITERS CONFRONT THE OCCUPATION

Thu, 02/23/2017 - 9:12am
Title KINGDOM OF OLIVES AND ASH :
Author Chabon, Michael/ Waldman, Ayelet
Format: Books

Title A MIND TO STAY : WHITE PLANTATION, BLACK HOMELAND

Thu, 02/23/2017 - 9:12am
Title A MIND TO STAY :
Author Nathans, Sydney, author.
Publication Date(s) 2017
Format: Books
Summary A Mind to Stay is a unique and extraordinary historical narrative of generations of a Black family with roots in slavery and in the South. This family won their freedom with emancipation but, instead of fleeing the poverty and oppression of the White plantation, decided to stay on the homeland of their White masters and then to purchase it for themselves within a decade. In a true counterpoint to the predominant tale of the Black exodus north in the late nineteenth and early twentieth century, these African Americans chose to hold onto the land that they had rightfully inherited and to risk all to keep it in the ensuing decades. Sydney Nathans, in his deep research into family and plantation papers and archives, as well as in invaluable oral interviews, has uncovered a slice of history that would otherwise have remained unknown. It is the story of a White plantation, Cameron Place, its owners who kept their slaves in family units, and who then sold their plantation to the same families in the 1870s. Thoseland-owning Blacks chose to remain on their land in the South through the tumultuous years of Reconstruction and Jim Crow and to claim all the rights due to a landowner up to the present. It is an unusual and original story told with great sensitivity and poignancy by Nathans who has the perseverance of a detective in seeking out the hidden tale and the skills and empathy of the historian in relating it.-- Provided by publisher

Title NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC, THE PHOTO ARK : ONE MAN'S QUEST TO DOCUMENT THE WORLD'S ANIMALS

Thu, 02/23/2017 - 9:12am
Title NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC, THE PHOTO ARK :
Author Sartore, Joel, author, photographer.
Publication Date(s) 2017
Format: Books

Title THIS IS JUST MY FACE : TRY NOT TO STARE

Thu, 02/23/2017 - 9:12am
Title THIS IS JUST MY FACE :
Author Sidibe, Gabourey
Format: Books

Title TOXIC INEQUALITY : THE TRUE COSTS OF POVERTY AND RACIAL INJUSTICE FOR AMERICA'S FAMILIES

Thu, 02/23/2017 - 9:12am
Title TOXIC INEQUALITY :
Author Shapiro, Thomas M, author.
Publication Date(s) 2017
Format: Books

Title 150 healthiest foods on earth : the surprising, unbiased truth about what you should eat and why.

Thu, 02/23/2017 - 9:12am
Title 150 healthiest foods on earth :
Author Bowden, Jonny.
Publication Date(s) 2017
Format: Books

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