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Title Wonderland : how play made the modern world

New to the Collection - Fri, 12/09/2016 - 7:53am
Title Wonderland :
Author Johnson, Steven, 1968- author.
Publication Date(s) 2016
Format: Books
Summary "Steven Johnson argues that, throughout history, the cutting edge of innovation lies wherever people are working the hardest to keep themselves and others amused. He introduces us to the colorful innovators of leisure: the explorers, proprietors, showmen, and artists who changed the trajectory of history with their luxurious wares, exotic meals, taverns, gambling tables, and magic shows. Johnson compellingly argues that observers of technological and social trends should be looking for clues in novel amusements. You'll find the future wherever people are having the most fun."-- Provided by publisher.

Title Madam president : the secret presidency of Edith Wilson

New to the Collection - Fri, 12/09/2016 - 7:53am
Title Madam president :
Author Hazelgrove, William Elliott, 1959- author.
Publication Date(s) 2016
Format: Books
Summary An up-close look at Edith Wilson, a first lady with unequaled responsibilities during her husband's presidency.After President Woodrow Wilson suffered a paralyzing stroke in the fall of 1919, his wife, First Lady Edith Wilson, began to handle the day-to-day responsibilities of the chief executive. Mrs. Wilson had had little formal education and had only been married to President Wilson for four years, yet in the tenuous peace following the end of World War I, she dedicated herself to managing the office of the president, reading all correspondence intended for her bedridden husband. Though her Oval Office authority was acknowledged in Washington circles at the time--one senator called her "the presidentress who had fulfilled the dream of suffragettes by changing her title from First Lady to Acting First Man"--her legacy as the first woman president is now largely forgotten.William Hazelgrove's Madam President is a vivid, engaging portrait of the woman who became the acting president of the United States in 1919, months before women officially won the right to vote.

Title MY HUSBAND'S WIFE

New to the Collection - Thu, 12/08/2016 - 7:52am
Title MY HUSBAND'S WIFE
Author Corry, Jane
Format: Books

Title Power of meaning : crafting a life that matters

New to the Collection - Thu, 12/08/2016 - 7:52am
Title Power of meaning :
Author Smith, Emily Esfahani
Format: Books

Title To be a machine.

New to the Collection - Thu, 12/08/2016 - 7:52am
Title To be a machine.
Author O'Connell, Mark, 1954-
Format: Books

Title Paris spring.

New to the Collection - Thu, 12/08/2016 - 7:52am
Title Paris spring.
Author Naughtie, James, 1951-
Format: Books

Title The exploded view

New to the Collection - Thu, 12/08/2016 - 7:52am
Title The exploded view
Author Vladislavić, Ivan, 1957- author.
Publication Date(s) 2017, 2004
Format: Books
Summary "The Exploded View, from the masterful South African novelist Ivan Vladislavi, tells the story of four lives intertwined through the sprawling infrastructure on the margins of Johhanesburg: a stastician taking the national census, an engineer out on the town with city officials, an artist interested in genocide, and a contractor who puts up billboards on construction sites. Arcing across distance and time, Vladislavi; deftly explodes our comfortable views and brings us behind the curtains of the city while subtly expanding our notions of what is possible in the novel form"-- Provided by publisher.

Title Winter of the gods.

New to the Collection - Thu, 12/08/2016 - 7:52am
Title Winter of the gods.
Author Brodsky, Jordanna Max.
Format: Books

Title Heritage of smoke

New to the Collection - Thu, 12/08/2016 - 7:52am
Title Heritage of smoke
Author Novakovich, Josip, 1956- author.
Publication Date(s) 2017
Format: Books
Summary "Short story writer, novelist and essayist Josip Novakovich returns with his first collection of stories since being named a finalist for the prestigious 2013 Man Booker International Prize. In Ex-Yu, he explores the major themes of war and exile, of religiosity and existentialism, that have defined his fiction and earned him a place among the pantheon of international writers addressing contemporary literature's most pressing questions. Masterpieces such "Honey in the Carcase", "White Mustache", and "Acorns", unflinching in their humanity and realism, take us into the brutal despair of the Bosnian War. In between, dry humor and world-weary wisdom infuse such exile preoccupations as soccer, terrorism, and cigarettes. Taken together, this latest collection comprises a bravely intelligent mosaic of what it means to be torn from one's country and one's self"-- Provided by publisher.

Title Movie comics : page to screen/screen to page

New to the Collection - Thu, 12/08/2016 - 7:52am
Title Movie comics :
Author Davis, Blair, 1975- author.
Publication Date(s) 2017
Format: Books

Title Liberating minds : the case for college in prison.

New to the Collection - Thu, 12/08/2016 - 7:52am
Title Liberating minds :
Author Lagemann, Ellen Condliffe.
Publication Date(s) 2017
Format: Books

Title THE ENGINE 2 SEVEN-DAY RESCUE DIET : Eat Plants, Lose Weight, Save Your Health

New to the Collection - Thu, 12/08/2016 - 7:52am
Title THE ENGINE 2 SEVEN-DAY RESCUE DIET :
Author Esselstyn, Rip
Format: Books

Title Last year

New to the Collection - Thu, 12/08/2016 - 7:52am
Title Last year
Author Wilson, Robert Charles, 1953- author.
Edition: First edition.
Publication Date(s) 2016
Format: Books
Summary Two events made September 1st a memorable day for Jesse Cullum. First, he lost a pair of Oakley sunglasses. Second, he saved the life of President Ulysses S. Grant. It's the near future, and the technology exists to open doorways into the past--but not our past, not exactly. Each "past" is effectively an alternate world, identical to ours but only up to the date on which we access it. And a given "past" can only be reached once.

Title The chosen : a novel

New to the Collection - Thu, 12/08/2016 - 7:52am
Title The chosen :
Author Ohlsson, Kristina, 1979- author.
Edition: First Emily Bestler Books/Washington Square Press trade paperback edition.
Publication Date(s) 2016
Format: Books
Summary On a cold winter's day, a pre-school teacher is shot to death at the Jewish Congregation in Stockholm. Just hours later, two Jewish boys go missing on their way to tennis practice. Fredrika Bergman and Alex Recht hunt for a killer that seems as merciless as he is effective.

Title Island people : the Caribbean and the world

New to the Collection - Thu, 12/08/2016 - 7:52am
Title Island people :
Author Jelly-Schapiro, Joshua, author.
Edition: First edition.
Publication Date(s) 2016
Format: Books
Summary "From the moment Columbus gazed out from the Santa Maria's deck in 1492 at what he mistook for an island off Asia, the Caribbean has been subjected to fantasies projected from without by the West, and viewed as a place to be consumed. It stood at the center of the transatlantic slave trade for more than 300 years. Its societies were shaped by mass migrations and forced labor from the 16th century onwards, imposed by European or latterly-American imperial masters. Scattered across a vast arc of islands and in some instances separated by the languages and cultures of their colonizers, the more than 40,000,000 Caribbean people today are countering their imperial history by shaping cultural conversation the world over: through literature, music, art, and religion in an era when cultures everywhere are contending with "rootlessness.""-- Provided by publisher.

Title The Whole30 cookbook : 150 delicious and totally compliant recipes to help you succeed with the Whole30 and beyond

New to the Collection - Thu, 12/08/2016 - 7:52am
Title The Whole30 cookbook :
Author Hartwig, Melissa, author.
Publication Date(s) 2016
Format: Books

Title Spindle

New to the Collection - Thu, 12/08/2016 - 7:52am
Title Spindle
Author Johnston, E. K, author.
Edition: First edition.
Publication Date(s) 2016
Format: Books
Summary "Yashaa sets out to break the curse over the kingdom with his three friends and the princess herself in this lush, transformative retelling of Sleeping Beauty"-- Provided by publisher.

Title Power of meaning : crafting a life that matters

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Title Power of meaning :
Author Smith, Emily Esfahani
Format: Books

Title To be a machine.

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Title To be a machine.
Author O'Connell, Mark, 1954-
Format: Books

Title Paris spring.

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Title Paris spring.
Author Naughtie, James, 1951-
Format: Books

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