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Title The story of Egypt : the civilization that shaped the world

Wed, 08/17/2016 - 9:24am
Title The story of Egypt :
Author Fletcher, Joann, author.
Edition: First Pegasus Books hardcover edition.
Publication Date(s) 2016
Format: Books
Summary "The story of the world's greatest civilization spans 4,000 years of history that has shaped the world. It is full of spectacular cities and epic stories--an evolving society rich in inventors, heroes, heroines, villains, artisans, and pioneers. Professor Joann Fletcher pulls together the complete story of [ancient] Egypt--charting the rise and fall of the ancient Egyptians while putting their whole world into context."--Amazon.com.

Title A square meal : a culinary history of the Great Depression

Wed, 08/17/2016 - 9:24am
Title A square meal :
Author Ziegelman, Jane, author.
Edition: First edition.
Publication Date(s) 2016
Format: Books
Summary "From the author of the acclaimed 97 Orchard and her husband, a culinary historian, an in-depth exploration of the greatest food crisis the nation has ever faced--the Great Depression--and how it transformed America's culinary culture. The decade-long Great Depression, a period of shifts in the country's political and social landscape, forever changed the way America eats. Before 1929, America's relationship with food was defined by abundance. But the collapse of the economy, in both urban and rural America, left a quarter of all Americans out of work and undernourished--shattering long-held assumptions about the limitlessness of the national larder. In 1933, as women struggled to feed their families, President Roosevelt reversed long-standing biases toward government-sponsored 'food charity.' For the first time in American history, the federal government assumed, for a while, responsibility for feeding its citizens. The effects were widespread. Championed by Eleanor Roosevelt, 'home economists' who had long fought to bring science into the kitchen rose to national stature. Tapping into America's long-standing ambivalence toward culinary enjoyment, they imposed their vision of a sturdy, utilitarian cuisine on the American dinner table. Through the Bureau of Home Economics, these women led a sweeping campaign to instill dietary recommendations, the forerunners of today's Dietary Guidelines for Americans. At the same time, rising food conglomerates introduced packaged and processed foods that gave rise to a new American cuisine based on speed and convenience. This movement toward a homogenized national cuisine sparked a revival of American regional cooking. In the ensuing decades, the tension between local traditions and culinary science has defined our national cuisine--a battle that continues today. A Square Meal examines the impact of economic contraction and environmental disaster on how Americans ate then--and the lessons and insights those experiences may hold for us today. A Square Meal features 25 black-and-white photographs"-- Provided by publisher.

Title Welcome to the goddamn ice cube : chasing fear and finding home in the Great White North

Wed, 08/17/2016 - 9:24am
Title Welcome to the goddamn ice cube :
Author Braverman, Blair.
Edition: First edition.
Publication Date(s) 2016
Format: Books

Title Thrill kill : a Matt Sinclair mystery

Wed, 08/17/2016 - 9:24am
Title Thrill kill :
Author Thiem, Brian, author.
Edition: First edition.
Publication Date(s) 2016
Format: Books

Title Georgia peaches and other forbidden fruit.

Wed, 08/17/2016 - 9:24am
Title Georgia peaches and other forbidden fruit.
Author Brown, Jaye Robin.
Publication Date(s) 2016
Format: Books

Title Spontaneous

Wed, 08/17/2016 - 9:24am
Title Spontaneous
Author Starmer, Aaron, 1976-
Format: Books

Title Marrow : a story of love, loss, and what matters most.

Wed, 08/17/2016 - 9:24am
Title Marrow :
Author Lesser, Elizabeth.
Publication Date(s) 2016
Format: Books

Title Tales of the peculiar.

Wed, 08/17/2016 - 9:24am
Title Tales of the peculiar.
Author Riggs, Ransom.
Publication Date(s) 2016
Format: Books

Title Irena's children : the extraordinary story of the woman who saved 2,500 children from the Warsaw ghetto

Wed, 08/17/2016 - 9:24am
Title Irena's children :
Author Mazzeo, Tilar J., author.
Publication Date(s) 2016
Format: Books

Title I'll sell you a dog

Wed, 08/17/2016 - 9:24am
Title I'll sell you a dog
Author Villalobos, Juan Pablo, 1973-
Publication Date(s) 2016
Format: Books

Title The legend of Jesse Smoke

Wed, 08/17/2016 - 9:24am
Title The legend of Jesse Smoke
Author Bausch, Robert, author.
Publication Date(s) 2016
Format: Books
Summary "When Skip Granger, the assistant coach for the Washington Redskins, first sees Jesse Smoke, she is on the beach in Belize. And she has just thrown a regulation football a mile. Granger knows that Smoke's talent is unprecedented for a woman, and nearly unparalleled among men. As Granger observes her throughout a season as quarterback for the Washington Divas of the Independent Women's Football League, he decides to sign her to the Redskins, even as he faces losing his job and credibility. As the first woman on a major NFL team, Jesse Smoke's astounding success places her in the tradition of athletes like Jackie Robinson and Joe Louis. Yet Smoke is quickly faced with her own battles, including the clamors of the press, the violence of her teammates, and the institutional resistance that seeks to keep football in the hands of men. While a female quarterback in the NFL is a fantasy at the moment, Robert Bausch's genius as a writer makes it a highly engaging reality on the page. Fans of football--and readers who were just waiting for a player worth getting excited about--will relish Jesse Smoke's journey to the big leagues"-- Provided by publisher.

Title The American girl

Wed, 08/17/2016 - 9:24am
Title The American girl
Author Horsley, Kate, 1952- author.
Edition: First edition.
Publication Date(s) 2016
Format: Books

Title The girl before

Wed, 08/17/2016 - 9:24am
Title The girl before
Author Olsen, Rena, author.
Publication Date(s) 2016
Format: Books
Summary Clara Lawson is torn from her life in an instant. Without warning, her home is invaded by armed men, and she finds herself separated from her beloved husband and daughters. The last thing her husband yells to her is to say nothing. . . Alternating between past and present, The Girl Before slowly unpeels the layers of Clara's fractured life. We see her growing up, raised with her sisters by the stern Mama and Papa G, becoming a poised and educated young woman, falling desperately in love with the forbidden son of her adoptive parents. We see her now, sequestered in a barren room, questioned by men and women who call her a different name--Diana--and who accuse her husband of unspeakable crimes. As recollections of her past collide with new revelations, Clara must question everything she thought she knew about her history, her family, and her camptors...who may, in fact, turn out to be her saviors.

Title I wish my teacher knew : how one question can change everything for our kids

Wed, 08/17/2016 - 9:24am
Title I wish my teacher knew :
Author Schwartz, Kyle, author.
Edition: First Da Capo Press edition.
Publication Date(s) 2016
Format: Books
Summary One day, third-grade teacher Kyle Schwartz asked her students to fill the blank in this sentence: “I wish my teacher knew _____.” The results astounded her. Some answers were humorous, others were heartbreaking, but all were profoundly moving and enlightening. The results opened her eyes to the need for educators to understand the unique realities their students face in order to create an open, safe and supportive place in the classroom.

Title Pax romana : war, peace, and conquest in the roman world.

Wed, 08/17/2016 - 3:23am
Title Pax romana :
Author Goldsworthy, Adrian.
Publication Date(s) 2016
Format: Books

Title THE BLACK PANTHERS : portraits from an unfinished revolution

Wed, 08/17/2016 - 3:23am
Title THE BLACK PANTHERS :
Author Shih, Bryan/ Williams, Yohuru/ Joseph, Peniel E. (INT)
Edition: First edition.
Publication Date(s) 2016
Format: Books
Summary "October 2016 marks the fiftieth anniversary of the founding of the Black Panther Party. Photojournalist Bryan Shih, who has been interviewing and taking portraits of the surviving Panthers around the country for years, has partnered with Yohuru Williams, dean and history professor at Fairfield University, to deliver the definitive celebration of the Black Panthers. Part oral history, part scrapbook, this is a beautifully produced book of forty-five black-and-white portraits of the Panthers today, alongside interviews with the surviving Panthers, archival images, Black Panther Party pamphlets and speeches, as well as essays by contributors such as Peniel Joseph, Alondra Nelson, Rhonda Williams, and other high-profile scholars to provide background and context."--Provided by publisher.

Title The Black Prince of Florence : the spectacular life and treacherous world of Alessandro de' Medici

Wed, 08/17/2016 - 3:23am
Title The Black Prince of Florence :
Author Fletcher, Catherine, 1975- author.
Publication Date(s) 2016
Format: Books
Summary "Ruler of Florence for seven bloody years, 1531 to 1537, Alessandro de' Medici was arguably the first person of color to serve as a head of state in the Western world. Born out of wedlock to a dark-skinned maid and Lorenzo de' Medici, he was the last legitimate heir to the line of Lorenzo the Magnificent. When Alessandro's noble father died of syphilis, the family looked to him. Groomed for power, he carved a path through the backstabbing world of Italian politics in a time when cardinals, popes, and princes vied for wealth and advantage. By the age of nineteen, he was prince of Florence, inheritor of the legacy of the grandest dynasty of the Italian Renaissance. Alessandro faced down family rivalry and enormous resistance from Florence's oligarchs, who called him a womanizer-which he undoubtedly was--and a tyrant. Yet this real-life counterpart to Machiavelli's Prince kept his grip on power until he was assassinated at the age of 26 during a late-night tryst arranged by his scheming cousins. After his death, his brief but colorful reign was criticized by those who had murdered him in a failed attempt to restore the Florentine republic. For the first time, the true story is told in The Black Prince of Florence. Catherine Fletcher tells the riveting tale of Alessandro's unexpected rise and spectacular fall, unraveling centuries-old mysteries, exposing forgeries, and bringing to life the epic personalities of the Medicis, Borgias, and others as they waged sordid campaigns to rise to the top. Drawing on new research and first-hand sources, this biography of a most intriguing Renaissance figure combines archival scholarship with discussions of race and class that are still relevant today."--Provided by publisher.

Title Angel of oblivion

Wed, 08/17/2016 - 3:23am
Title Angel of oblivion
Author Haderlap, Maja
Format: Books

Title Incarnations : a history of India in fifty lives

Wed, 08/17/2016 - 3:23am
Title Incarnations :
Author Khilnani, Sunil, 1960- author.
Edition: First American edition.
Publication Date(s) 2016
Format: Books
Summary "An entertaining and provocative account of India's past, written by one of the country's leading thinkers. For all of India's myths, its sea of stories and moral epics, Indian history remains a curiously unpeopled place. In Incarnations, Sunil Khilnani fills that space, recapturing the human dimension of how the world's largest democracy came to be. His trenchant portraits of emperors, warriors, philosophers, film stars, and corporate titans--some famous, some unjustly forgotten--bring feeling, wry humor, and uncommon insight to dilemmas that extend from ancient times to our own. As he journeys across the country and through its past, Khilnani uncovers more than just history. In rocket launches and ayurvedic call centers, in slum temples and Bollywood studios, in California communes and grimy ports, he examines the continued, and often surprising, relevance of the men and women who have made India--and the world--what it is. We encounter the Buddha, 'the first human personality'; the ancient Sanskrit linguist who inspires computer programmers today; the wit and guile of India's Machiavelli; and the medieval poets who mocked rituals and caste. In the twentieth century, Khilnani sets Gandhi and other political icons of the independence era next to actresses, photographers, and entrepreneurs. Incarnations is an ideal introduction to India--and a provocative and sophisticated reinterpretation of its history"-- Provided by publisher.

Title LETTERS FROM PARIS

Wed, 08/17/2016 - 3:23am
Title LETTERS FROM PARIS
Author Blackwell, Juliet, author.
Edition: Berkley trade paperback edition.
Publication Date(s) 2016
Format: Books
Summary "From the New York Times bestselling author of The Paris Key comes the story of a mysterious work of art and the woman inspired to uncover its history in the City of Light. After surviving the accident that took her mother's life, Claire Broussard has worked hard to escape her small Louisiana hometown. But these days she feels something lacking. Abruptly leaving her lucrative job in Chicago, Claire returns home to care for her ailing grandmother. There, she unearths a beautiful sculpture that her great-grandfather sent home from Paris after World War II. At her grandmother's urging, Claire travels to Paris to track down the centuries-old mask-making atelier where the sculpture, known only as "L'inconnue"--or the Unknown Woman--was created. With the help of a surly sculptor, Claire discovers a cache of letters that offer insight into the life of the Belle Epoque woman immortalized in the work of art. As Claire uncovers the unknown woman's tragic fate, she begins to discover secrets of her own"-- Provided by publisher.

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