New to the Collection

Title Beauty sick : how the cultural obsession with appearance hurts girls and women

Thu, 04/20/2017 - 2:22pm
Title Beauty sick :
Author Engeln, Renee, author.
Edition: First edition.
Publication Date(s) 2017
Format: Books
Summary "Today's young women face a bewildering set of contradictions when it comes to beauty. They don't want to be Barbie dolls but, like generations of women before them, are told they must look like them. They're angry about the media's treatment of women but hungrily consume the very outlets that belittle them. They mock modern culture's absurd beauty ideal and make videos exposing Photoshopping tricks, but feel pressured to emulate the same images they criticize by posing with a "skinny arm." They understand that what they see isn't real but still download apps to airbrush their selfies. Yet these same young women are fierce fighters for the issues they care about. They are ready to fight back against their beauty-sick culture and create a different world for themselves, but they need a way forward."-- provided by publisher.

Title Lost rider

Thu, 04/20/2017 - 2:22pm
Title Lost rider
Author Sloan, Harper, 1984-
Edition: 1st Pocket Books paperback edition.
Publication Date(s) 2017
Series: Coming home series, book one.
Format: Books
Summary Maverick Austin Davis is forced to return home after a ten-year career as a rodeo star. After one too many head injuries, hes off the circuit and in the horse farming business, something he's never taken much of a shine to, but now that its his late father's legacy, familial duty calls. How will Maverick find his way after the only dream he ever had for himself is over? Enter Leighton Elizabeth James, an ugly duckling turned beauty from Mavericks childhood, his younger sisters best friend, to be exact, and someone whose heart he stomped all over when she confessed her crush to him ten years back. Now Leighton is back in Maverick's life, no longer the insecure, love-stricken teen and Maverick can't help but take notice. Sparks fly between them, but will Leighton be able to open her heart to the one man who broke it all those years ago?

Title Awakening : how gays and lesbians brought marriage equality to America

Thu, 04/20/2017 - 2:22pm
Title Awakening :
Author Frank, Nathaniel, author.
Publication Date(s) 2017
Format: Books
Summary The right of same-sex couples to marry provoked decades of intense conflict before it was upheld by the U.S. Supreme Court in 2015. Yet some of the most divisive contests shaping the quest for marriage equality occurred not on the culture-war front lines but within the ranks of LGBTQ advocates. Nathaniel Frank tells the dramatic story of how an idea that once seemed unfathomable--and for many gays and lesbians undesirable--became a legal and moral right in just half a century. Awakening begins in the 1950s, when millions of gays and lesbians were afraid to come out, let alone fight for equal treatment. Across the social upheavals of the next two decades, a gay rights movement emerged with the rising awareness that same-sex love is equal to love everywhere. As movement leaders and ordinary gay people created new communities, alliances, and ideas, a tight-knit cadre of (mostly) gay and lesbian lawyers began to focus on legal recognition for same-sex couples, eventually creating a long-term strategy to win marriage rights in the courts. But first they had to win over members of their own LGBTQ community who declined to make marriage a priority, while reining in others who charged ahead heedless of their carefully laid plans, and often at odds with them. All the while, they had to fight against virulent antigay opponents and capture the American center by spreading the simple message that love is love--ultimately propelling the LGBTQ community, and America, immeasurably closer to justice.-- Provided by publisher.

Title Oppose any foe : the rise of America's Special Operations Forces

Thu, 04/20/2017 - 2:22pm
Title Oppose any foe :
Author Moyar, Mark, 1971- author.
Edition: First edition.
Publication Date(s) 2017
Format: Books
Summary "In a nation where the military is revered, America's Special Operations Forces are the exception to the rule. From raiding enemy compounds under cover of night to advising international resistance movements, special operators have earned a reputation for extraordinary skill and daring. Yet, by the same token, they are accused of overreaching, siphoning personnel from other units, and recklessness that does more harm than good. In Oppose Any Foe, Mark Moyar chronicles the rocky seventy-five year existence of the Special Operations Forces (SOF), from the first Army Rangers during World War II to today's much-lauded Seal Team Six. Since its inception, SOF's popularity, funding, and power have gone through dramatic cycles of boom and bust. Presidents from Roosevelt to Kennedy to Obama have championed the tactical precision of SOF and have allocated them huge budgets, only to have their ambitions undermined by military disasters, infighting at the Pentagon, or congressional opposition. Indeed, the "elite" status of the SOF has led to acts of hubris and dangerous plays for more power with far-reaching consequences. While prejudice against the SOF may be easy to understand, Moyar argues that the Special Operations Forces are a powerful tool--but one which we have yet to properly utilize and appropriately incorporate into military planning. Oppose Any Foe is an ambitious work of military history, but it is propelled by gripping tales of military courage. Weaving together thrilling stories of SOF missions and insightful analyses of the programs' successes and failures, Moyar offers an important institutional coming of age story."--Provided by publisher.

Title Let the dead speak

Thu, 04/20/2017 - 2:22pm
Title Let the dead speak
Author Casey, Jane.
Format: Books

Title Play of death

Thu, 04/20/2017 - 2:22pm
Title Play of death
Author Potzsch, Oliver.
Format: Books

Title Weber's greatest hits

Thu, 04/20/2017 - 2:22pm
Title Weber's greatest hits
Author Purviance, Jamie, author.
Publication Date(s) 2017
Format: Books
Summary Collects over one hundred barbecue recipes from the grilling company, including such offerings as grilled oysters, Korean beef barbecue, jerk-spiced ribs, and Greek seafood salad.

Title TRADITIONALLY FERMENTED FOODS : innovative recipes and old-fashioned techniques for sustainable ... eating.

Thu, 04/20/2017 - 2:22pm
Title TRADITIONALLY FERMENTED FOODS :
Author STONGER, SHANNON.
Publication Date(s) 2017
Format: Books

Title How to be a supervillain

Thu, 04/20/2017 - 2:22pm
Title How to be a supervillain
Author Fry, Michael, 1959- author, illustrator.
Edition: First edition.
Publication Date(s) 2017
Format: Books
Summary "Twelve-year-old Victor Spoil comes from a long line of famous supervillains and he's fully expected to join their ranks one day. But to his family's utter disappointment, Victor doesn't have a single bad-guy bone in his body. He won't run with scissors, he always finishes his peas, and he can't stand to be messy. Hopeless!"-- Provided by publisher.

Title Move fast and break things : how Facebook, Google, and Amazon cornered culture and undermined democracy

Thu, 04/20/2017 - 2:22pm
Title Move fast and break things :
Author Taplin, Jonathan T., author.
Edition: First edition.
Publication Date(s) 2017
Format: Books

Title Nothing like a duke

Thu, 04/20/2017 - 2:22pm
Title Nothing like a duke
Author Ashford, Jane
Format: Books

Title Murder between the lines

Thu, 04/20/2017 - 2:22pm
Title Murder between the lines
Author Vatsal, Radha, 1972- author.
Publication Date(s) 2017
Format: Books

Title MUSICALS IN FILM : A GUIDE TO THE GENRE

Thu, 04/20/2017 - 2:22pm
Title MUSICALS IN FILM :
Author Hischak, Thomas S, author.
Publication Date(s) 2017
Format: Books

Title MY LIFE WITH BOB : flawed heroine keeps book of books, plot ensues.

Thu, 04/20/2017 - 2:22pm
Title MY LIFE WITH BOB :
Author Paul, Pamela
Publication Date(s) 2017
Format: Books

Title The radium girls : the dark story of America's shining women

Thu, 04/20/2017 - 2:22pm
Title The radium girls :
Author Moore, Kate (Writer and editor), author.
Publication Date(s) 2017
Format: Books
Summary As World War I raged across the globe, hundreds of young women toiled away at the radium-dial factories, where they painted clock faces with a mysterious new substance called radium. Assured by their bosses that the luminous material was safe, the women themselves shone brightly in the dark, covered from head to toe with the glowing dust. With such a coveted job, these “shining girls” were considered the luckiest alive--until they began to fall mysteriously ill. As the fatal poison of the radium took hold, they found themselves embroiled in one of America’s biggest scandals and a groundbreaking battle for workers’ rights. The Radium Girls explores the strength of extraordinary women in the face of almost impossible circumstances and the astonishing legacy they left behind.

Title So high a blood : the story of Margaret Douglas, the Tudor that time forgot

Thu, 04/20/2017 - 2:22pm
Title So high a blood :
Author Ring, Morgan, author.
Edition: First U.S. edition
Publication Date(s) 2017
Format: Books
Summary "From the glittering Tudor court to the Tower of London, Lady Margaret Douglas weathered triumphs and tragedies in an era of tremendous change. Yet she never lost hope that she would see her family rule throughout the British Isles, which eventually happened when King James (I of England, VI of Scotland) united the crowns in 1603. Drawing on previously unexamined archival sources, So High a Blood presents a fascinating and dramatic portrait of this forgotten Tudor."--Provided by publisher.

Title Monarchs and milkweed : a migrating butterfly, a poisonous plant, and their remarkable story of coevolution

Thu, 04/20/2017 - 2:22pm
Title Monarchs and milkweed :
Author Agrawal, Anurag A., author.
Publication Date(s) 2017
Format: Books

Title Gone : a girl, a violin, a life unstrung

Thu, 04/20/2017 - 2:22pm
Title Gone :
Author Kym, Min, author.
Edition: First edition.
Publication Date(s) 2017
Format: Books

Title Newsworthy : the Supreme Court battle over privacy and press freedom

Thu, 04/20/2017 - 2:22pm
Title Newsworthy :
Author Barbas, Samantha, author.
Publication Date(s) 2017
Format: Books
Summary In 1952, the Hill family was held hostage by escaped convicts in their suburban Pennsylvania home. The family of seven was trapped for nineteen hours by three fugitives who treated them politely, took their clothes and car, and left them unharmed. The Hills quickly became the subject of international media coverage. Public interest eventually died out, and the Hills went back to their ordinary, obscure lives. Until, a few years later, the Hills were once again unwillingly thrust into the spotlight by the media-with a best-selling novel loosely based on their ordeal, a play, a big-budget Hollywood adaptation starring Humphrey Bogart, and an article in Life magazine. Newsworthy is the story of their story, the media firestorm that ensued, and their legal fight to end unwanted, embarrassing, distorted public exposure that ended in personal tragedy. This story led to an important 1967 Supreme Court decision-Time, Inc. v. Hill-that still influences our approach to privacy and freedom of the press. Newsworthy draws on personal interviews, unexplored legal records, and archival material, including the papers and correspondence of Richard Nixon (who, prior to his presidency, was a Wall Street lawyer and argued the Hill family's case before the Supreme Court), Leonard Garment, Joseph Hayes, Earl Warren, Hugo Black, William Douglas, and Abe Fortas.

Title NO ONE CAN PRONOUNCE MY NAME : A NOVEL

Thu, 04/20/2017 - 2:22pm
Title NO ONE CAN PRONOUNCE MY NAME :
Author Satyal, Rakesh, author.
Edition: First edition.
Publication Date(s) 2017
Format: Books
Summary "In a suburb outside Cleveland, a community of Indian Americans has settled into lives that straddle the divide between Eastern and Western cultures. For some, America is a bewildering and alienating place where coworkers can't pronounce your name but will eagerly repeat the Sanskrit phrases from their yoga class. Harit, a lonely Indian immigrant in his mid-forties, lives with his mother who can no longer function after the death of Harit's sister, Swati. In a misguided attempt to keep both himself and his mother sane, Harit has taken to dressing up in a sari every night to pass himself off as his sister. Meanwhile, Ranjana, also an Indian immigrant in her mid-forties, has just seen her only child, Prashant, off to college. Worried that her husband has begun an affair, she seeks solace by writing paranormal romances in secret. When Harit and Ranjana's paths cross, they begin a strange yet necessary friendship that brings to light their own passions and fears"-- Provided by publisher.

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