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Title Assembly

Mon, 06/19/2017 - 10:53am
Title Assembly
Author Hardt, Michael, 1960- author.
Publication Date(s) 2017
Format: Books

Title It's my country too : women's military stories from the American Revolution to Afghanistan

Mon, 06/19/2017 - 10:53am
Title It's my country too :
Publication Date(s) 2017
Format: Books
Summary This inspiring anthology it the first to convey the noteworthy experiences and contributions of women in the American military in their own words-from the Revolutionary War to the present wars in the Middle East. Serving with the Union Army during the Civil War as a nurse, scout, spy, and soldier, Harriet Tubman tells what it was like to be the first American woman to lead a raid against an enemy, freeing some 750 slaves. Busting gender stereotypes, Inga Fredriksen Ferris's describes how it felt to be a woman marine during World War II. Heidi Squier Kraft recounts her experiences as a lieutenant commander in the navy, deployed to Iraq as a psychologist to provide mental health care in a combat zone. In excerpts from their diaries, letters, oral histories, military depositions and testimonies, as well as from published and unpublished memoirs-generations of women reveal why and how they chose to serve their country, often breaking with social norms and at great personal peril.

Title Making Contact Jill Tarter and the Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence.

Mon, 06/19/2017 - 10:53am
Title Making Contact
Publication Date(s) 2017
Format: Books

Title The genius of Jane Austen : her love of theatre and why she works in hollywood

Mon, 06/19/2017 - 10:53am
Title The genius of Jane Austen :
Author Byrne, Paula.
Publication Date(s) 2017
Format: Books

Title The Netanyahu years

Mon, 06/19/2017 - 10:53am
Title The Netanyahu years
Author Kaspit, Ben, author.
Edition: First edition.
Publication Date(s) 2017
Format: Books
Summary "Benjamin Netanyahu is currently serving his fourth term in office as Prime Minister of Israel, the longest serving Prime Minister in the country's history. Now Israeli journalist Ben Caspit puts Netanyahu's life under a magnifying glass, focusing on his last two terms in office. Caspit covers a wide swath of topics, including Netanyahu's policies, his political struggles, and his fight against the Iranian nuclear program, and zeroes in on Netanyahu's love/hate relationship with the American administration, America's Jews, and his alliances with American business magnates. A timely and important book, The Netanyahu Years is a primer for anyone looking to understand this world leader"-- Provided by publisher.

Title When the English fall

Mon, 06/19/2017 - 10:53am
Title When the English fall
Author Williams, David
Format: Books

Title Wicked heir

Mon, 06/19/2017 - 10:53am
Title Wicked heir
Author Michels, Elizabeth
Format: Books

Title The weight of night : a novel of suspense

Sun, 06/18/2017 - 10:52am
Title The weight of night :
Author Carbo, Christine, author.
Edition: First Atria Paperback edition.
Publication Date(s) 2017
Format: Books
Summary "In a land sculpted by glaciers, the forest is burning. Thick smoke chokes the mountain air and casts an eerie glow over the peaks and vistas of Montana's Glacier National Park. When firefighters are called in to dig firebreaks near the small town bordering the park, a crew member is shocked to unearth a shallow grave containing human remains. Park Police Officer Monty Harris is summoned to the site, but with an incendiary monster threatening to consume the town, he enlists Gretchen Larson, the county's lead crime scene investigator. While the two work frantically to determine the true identity of the victim, a teenager suddenly disappears from one of the campgrounds in Glacier. Could the cases somehow be connected? As chances for recovery of the missing boy grow slimmer and the FBI finds only dead ends, Gretchen and Monty race to fit all the pieces together with neither time nor the elements on their side"--Page 4 of cover.

Title A perfect mess : the unlikely ascendancy of American higher education

Sun, 06/18/2017 - 10:52am
Title A perfect mess :
Author Labaree, David F., 1947- author.
Publication Date(s) 2017
Format: Books
Summary Read the news about America's colleges and universities - rising student debt, affirmative action debates, and conflicts between faculty and administrators - and it's clear that higher education in this country is a total mess. But as David F. Labaree reminds us in this book, it's always been that way. And that's exactly why it has become the most successful and sought-after source of learning in the world. Detailing American higher education's unusual struggle for survival in a free market that never guaranteed its place in society - a fact that seemed to doom it in its early days in the nineteenth century - he tells a lively story of the entrepreneurial spirit that drove American higher education to become the best. And the best it is: today America's universities and colleges produce the most scholarship, earn the most Nobel prizes, hold the largest endowments, and attract the most esteemed students and scholars from around the world. But this was not an inevitability. Weakly funded by the state, American schools in their early years had to rely on student tuition and alumni donations in order to survive.This gave them tremendous autonomy to seek out sources of financial support and pursue unconventional opportunities to ensure their success. As Labaree shows, by striving as much as possible to meet social needs and fulfill individual ambitions, they developed a broad base of political and financial support that, grounded by large undergraduate programs, allowed for the most cutting-edge research and advanced graduate study ever conducted.

Title GRACE

Sun, 06/18/2017 - 10:52am
Title GRACE
Author Lynch, Paul
Format: Books

Title Nest of vipers

Sun, 06/18/2017 - 10:52am
Title Nest of vipers
Author Camilleri, Andrea.
Format: Books

Title The Most Defining Moments in Black History According to Dick Gregory.

Sun, 06/18/2017 - 10:52am
Title The Most Defining Moments in Black History According to Dick Gregory.
Publication Date(s) 2017
Format: Books

Title No Room for Small Dreams : Courage, Imagination, and the Making of Modern Israel.

Sun, 06/18/2017 - 10:52am
Title No Room for Small Dreams :
Author Peres, Shimon.
Publication Date(s) 2017
Format: Books

Title Turf : stories

Sun, 06/18/2017 - 10:52am
Title Turf :
Author Crane, Elizabeth, 1961- author.
Publication Date(s) 2017
Format: Books
Summary "Through her three story collections and two novels, Elizabeth Crane's singular literary vision has created worlds of characters standing boldly in the face of their complicated circumstances. Blazing through states, cities, towns, continents, Crane fearlessly pivots from micro to macro, humor to tragedy, past to present, mixing an off kilter sensibility with a heartbreaking reality, guiding us into the fringed and often fantastical lives of her characters. And that has never been truer than in her new collection, Turf. The end of the world as seen through a young couple in Brooklyn, who find a baby in a bucket on their front step; a group of geniuses who meet every Wednesday, able to unlock all the secrets of the universe except for the unknowable mystery of love; a woman and her dog walker whose friendship is uprooted by an incident at the park; these are dark, intriguing vistas explored in Crane's glowing collection. For as places change, and people come and go, these stories in Turf remind us that it is the unchanging nature of the human heart that connects us all"-- Provided by publisher.

Title BOOKED 4 MURDER.

Sun, 06/18/2017 - 10:52am
Title BOOKED 4 MURDER.
Author EATON, J. C.
Publication Date(s) 2017
Format: Books

Title THE HACKING OF THE AMERICAN MIND : The Science Behind the Corporate Takeover of Our Bodies and Brains

Sun, 06/18/2017 - 10:52am
Title THE HACKING OF THE AMERICAN MIND :
Author Lustig, Robert H.
Format: Books

Title A house among the trees

Sun, 06/18/2017 - 10:52am
Title A house among the trees
Author Glass, Julia, 1956- author.
Edition: Center Point Large Print edition.
Publication Date(s) 2017
Format: Books
Summary "When the revered children's book author Mort Lear dies accidentally at his Connecticut home, he leaves his property and all its contents to his trusted assistant, Tomasina Daulair, who is moved by his generosity but dismayed by the complicated and defiant directives in his will"-- Provided by publisher.

Title The address : a novel

Sun, 06/18/2017 - 10:52am
Title The address :
Author Davis, Fiona, 1966- author.
Edition: Large print edition.
Publication Date(s) 2017
Format: Books
Summary "Fiona Davis, author of The Dollhouse, returns with a compelling novel about the thin lines between love and loss, success and ruin, passion and madness, all hidden behind the walls of The Dakota, New York City's most famous residence. After a failed apprenticeship, working her way up to head housekeeper of a posh London hotel is more than Sara Smythe ever thought she'd make of herself. But when a chance encounter with Theodore Camden, one of the architects of the grand New York apartment house The Dakota, leads to a job offer, her world is suddenly awash in possibility--no mean feat for a servant in 1884. The opportunity to move to America, where a person can rise above one's station. The opportunity to be the female manager of The Dakota, which promises to be the greatest apartment house in the world. And the opportunity to see more of Theo, who understands Sara like no one else. and is living in The Dakota with his wife and three young children. In 1985, Bailey Camdenis desperate for new opportunities. Fresh out of rehab, the former party girl and interior designer is homeless, jobless, and penniless. Two generations ago, Bailey's grandfather was the ward of famed architect Theodore Camden. But the absence of a genetic connection means Bailey won't see a dime of the Camden family's substantial estate. Instead, her "cousin"Melinda--Camden's biologicalgreat-granddaughter--will inherit almost everything. So when Melinda offers to let Bailey oversee the renovation of her lavish Dakota apartment, Bailey jumps at the chance, despite her dislike of Melinda's vision. The renovation will take away all the character and history of the apartment Theodore Camden himself lived in. and died in, after suffering multiple stab wounds by a madwoman named Sara Smythe, a former Dakota employee who had previously spent seven months in an insane asylum on Blackwell's Island. One hundred years apart, Sara and Bailey are both tempted by and struggle against the golden excess of their respective ages--for Sara, the opulence of a world ruled by the Astors and Vanderbilts; for Bailey, the free-flowing drinks and cocaine in the nightclubs of New York City--and take refuge and solace in the Upper West Side's gilded fortress. But a building with a history as rich--and often tragic--as The Dakota's can't hold its secrets forever, and what Bailey discovers in its basement could turn everything she thought she knew about Theodore Camden--and the woman who killed him--on its head. With rich historical detail, nuanced characters, and gorgeous prose, Fiona Davis once again delivers a compulsively readable novel that peels back the layers of not only a famed institution, but the lives --and lies--of the beating hearts within"-- Provided by publisher.

Title NEW RULES OF MARKETING AND PR.

Sun, 06/18/2017 - 10:52am
Title NEW RULES OF MARKETING AND PR.
Author Scott, David Meerman
Edition: 6TH EDITION.
Publication Date(s) 2017
Format: Books

Title COURAGE TO TEACH : exploring the inner landscape of a teacher's life - 20th anniversary edition.

Sun, 06/18/2017 - 10:52am
Title COURAGE TO TEACH :
Author Palmer, Parker J.
Edition: Third edition.
Publication Date(s) 2017
Format: Books

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