New to the Collection

Title Lincoln and the abolitionists : John Quincy Adams, slavery, and the Civil War

Sat, 07/01/2017 - 12:02pm
Title Lincoln and the abolitionists :
Author Kaplan, Fred, 1937- author.
Publication Date(s) 2017
Format: Books

Title Empires in the sun : the struggle for the mastery of Africa

Sat, 07/01/2017 - 12:02pm
Title Empires in the sun :
Author James, Lawrence, 1943- author.
Edition: First Pegasus Books hardcover edition.
Publication Date(s) 2017
Format: Books
Summary Lawrence James investigates and analyses how, within a hundred years, Europeans persuaded and coerced Africa into becoming a subordinate part of the modern world. The continent was a magnet for the high-minded, the philanthropic, the unscrupulous and the insane. Visionary pro-consuls rubbed shoulders with missionaries, explorers, soldiers, adventurers, engineers, big-game hunters, entrepreneurs and physicians. Between 1830 and 1945, Britain, France, Belgium, Germany, Portugal, Italy and the United States exported their languages, laws, culture, religions, scientific and technical knowledge and economic systems to Africa. By 1945 a transformed continent was preparing to take charge of its own affairs, a process of decolonization that took a mere twenty or so years.

Title Inferior : how science got women wrong and the new research that's rewriting the story

Sat, 07/01/2017 - 12:02pm
Title Inferior :
Author Saini, Angela, 1980- author.
Publication Date(s) 2017
Format: Books
Summary "For hundreds of years it was common sense: women were the inferior sex. Their bodies were weaker, their minds feebler, their role subservient. No less a scientist than Charles Darwin asserted that women were at a lower stage of evolution, and for decades, scientists--primarily men--claimed to find evidence to support this. But a huge wave of research is now revealing an alternative version. The new woman revealed by this scientific data is as strong, powerful, strategic, and smart as anyone else. Saini takes readers on a journey to uncover science's failure to understand women and to show how women's bodies and minds are finally being rediscovered."--Provided by publisher.

Title The operator : firing the shots that killed Osama bin Laden and my years as a SEAL team warrior

Sat, 07/01/2017 - 12:02pm
Title The operator :
Author O'Neill, Robert, 1976- author.
Edition: First Scribner hardcover edition.
Publication Date(s) 2017
Format: Books
Summary "A stirringly evocative, thought-provoking, and often jaw-dropping account, The Operator ranges across SEAL Team Operator Robert O'Neill's awe-inspiring four-hundred-mission career, which included his involvement in attempts to rescue "Lone Survivor" Marcus Luttrell and abducted-by-Somali-pirates Captain Richard Phillips and which culminated in those famous three shots that dispatched the world's most wanted terrorist, Osama bin Laden."--Jacket.

Title Cardiovascular health : how conventional wisdom is failing us

Sat, 07/01/2017 - 12:02pm
Title Cardiovascular health :
Author Cohn, Jay N., author.
Publication Date(s) 2017
Format: Books

Title ENLIGHTENED AGING : building resilience for a long, active life.

Sat, 07/01/2017 - 12:02pm
Title ENLIGHTENED AGING :
Author Larson, Eric B.
Publication Date(s) 2017
Format: Books

Title The suffering tree

Sat, 07/01/2017 - 12:02pm
Title The suffering tree
Author Cosimano, Elle, author.
Edition: First edition.
Publication Date(s) 2017
Format: Books
Summary "A troubled girl literally unearths the past after receiving a mysterious inheritance--but someone else wants it to stay buried"--Provided by publisher.

Title The martyr and the traitor : Nathan Hale, Moses Dunbar, and the American Revolution

Sat, 07/01/2017 - 12:02pm
Title The martyr and the traitor :
Author Anderson, Virginia DeJohn, author.
Publication Date(s) 2017
Format: Books

Title Lonely Planet Pocket Kuala Lumpur

Sat, 07/01/2017 - 12:02pm
Title Lonely Planet Pocket Kuala Lumpur
Author Lonely Planet Publications (COR)
Format: Books

Title Hellboy. Into the silent sea

Sat, 07/01/2017 - 12:02pm
Title Hellboy. Into the silent sea
Author Mignola, Michael, author, artist, collection designer.
Edition: First edition.
Publication Date(s) 2017
Format: Books
Summary "Hellboy sets sail from the wreckage of a deserted island only to cross paths with a ghost ship. Taken captive by the phantom crew that plans to sell him to the circus, Hellboy is dragged along by a captain who will stop at nothing in pursuit of a powerful sea creature"-- Provided by publisher.

Title Fully connected : surviving and thriving in an age of overload

Sat, 07/01/2017 - 12:02pm
Title Fully connected :
Author Hobsbawm, Julia, author.
Publication Date(s) 2017
Format: Books

Title Shooting ghosts.

Sat, 07/01/2017 - 12:02pm
Title Shooting ghosts.
Author Brennan, Thomas J.
Format: Books

Title BLINDS.

Sat, 07/01/2017 - 12:02pm
Title BLINDS.
Author Sternbergh, Adam
Publication Date(s) 2017
Format: Books

Title A babysitter's guide to monster hunting

Sat, 07/01/2017 - 12:02pm
Title A babysitter's guide to monster hunting
Author Ballarini, Joe, author.
Edition: First edition.
Publication Date(s) 2017
Format: Books
Summary When Kelly loses a little boy to monsters who live under his bed during her first babysitting job, she learns about a secret society of babysitters who fight monsters.

Title The pudding problem

Sat, 07/01/2017 - 12:02pm
Title The pudding problem
Author Berger, Joe, 1970- author illustrator.
Edition: First edition.
Publication Date(s) 2017
Series: Lyttle lies ; 1
Format: Books
Summary "A boy must untangle the web of lies he's created in order to prove his innocence when strange things start happening in this humorous and cheeky illustrated middle grade novel in the tradition of the Timmy Failure series. Sam Lyttle is prone to stretching the truth. Most of his lies are harmless; tall tales and the product of an overactive imagination. So when Sam is summoned to explain a strange discovery--a ping-pong ball in a jar of peanut butter--and denies involvement, no one believes him. Then more seemingly unrelated peculiarities emerge, and Sam categorically denies any knowledge of those, too. In between these mysterious accusations, and with evidence mounting against him, Sam ruminates on the different sorts of lies he has told using examples from his past. Meanwhile, two pounds of potatoes wind up in the washing machine. Sam comes to a decision: he decides it is time to come clean about this latest tangled web. He gathers his family to hear the truth. The whole truth. Or is it? Could it be that this final "truth" is, in fact, another lie?"-- Provided by publisher.

Title The Shadow Queen

Sat, 07/01/2017 - 12:02pm
Title The Shadow Queen
Author Bacon, Lee, author.
Edition: First edition.
Publication Date(s) 2017
Series: Legendtopia ; book #2
Format: Books
Summary Amid the festivities of the Luminary Ball, twelve-year-old Kara and Prince Fred search for her father and for the antidote that will save his parents from the Shadow Queen's poison.

Title The principal's underwear is missing

Sat, 07/01/2017 - 12:02pm
Title The principal's underwear is missing
Author Kowitt, Holly, author, illustrator.
Edition: First edition.
Publication Date(s) 2017
Format: Books
Summary Becca, a sixth-grade nobody, and Selfie, the eighth-grade glamour queen, must team up to stop the disaster of a lifetime.

Title Brave deeds

Sat, 07/01/2017 - 12:02pm
Title Brave deeds
Author Abrams, David, 1963- author.
Edition: First American paperback edition.
Publication Date(s) 2017
Format: Books
Summary "From Fobbit author David Abrams, Brave Deeds is a powerful novel of war, brotherhood, and America. Spanning eight hours, the novel follows a squad of six AWOL soldiers as they attempt to cross war-torn Baghdad on foot to attend the funeral of their leader, Staff Sergeant Rafe Morgan. In an inhospitable landscape, these men recall the most ancient of warriors while portraying a cross section of twenty-first century America--sometimes strong, sometimes weak, but subject to the same human flaws as all of us. Drew is reliable in the field, but unfaithful at home. Cheever, overweight and whining, is a friend to no one--least of all, himself. Specialist Olijandro, or O, is distracted by dangerous romantic thoughts of his ex-wife. Fish's propensity for violence is what drew him to the military and could be a catalyst for the day's events. Park is the quiet one, but his quick thinking may make him the day's hero. And platoon commander Dmitri "Arrow" Arogapoulos, is stalwart, yet troubled with questions about his own identity and sexuality. As the six march across Baghdad, their complicated histories, hopes, and fears are told in a chorus of voices that merge into a powerful portrait of the modern war zone and the deepest concerns of us all, military and civilian alike. Moving, thoughtful, funny, and smart, Brave Deeds is a gripping story of combat and of brotherhood, and an important addition to the oeuvre of contemporary war fiction"-- Provided by publisher.

Title The locals : a novel

Fri, 06/30/2017 - 11:59am
Title The locals :
Author Dee, Jonathan, author.
Edition: First edition.
Publication Date(s) 2018
Format: Books
Summary "Mark Firth is a home builder in Howland, Massachusetts in the early 2000s who, after being swindled by a finanical advisor, feels opportunity passing him by. In the paranoid days after 9/11, a New York money manager, Philip Hadi, moves his family to Howland and hires Mark to turn his his house into a "secure location." When Howland's first selectman passes away suddenly, Hadi runs for office, and begins subtly transforming the town in his image. The collision of these two men and their very different worlds -- rural vs urban, middle class vs wealthy -- propels Jonathan Dee's new novel to a haunting conclusion. This is a novel that captures our fraught moment, but is timeless in its depiction of the American family"-- Provided by publisher.

Title Greece.

Fri, 06/30/2017 - 11:59am
Title Greece.
Publication Date(s) 1987-2017
Series: Insight guides
Format: Continuing Resources

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