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Title The voice of America : Lowell Thomas and the invention of 20th-century journalism

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Title The voice of America :
Author Stephens, Mitchell, author.
Edition: First edition
Publication Date(s) 2017
Format: Books
Summary "Tom Brokaw says: "Lowell Thomas so deserves this lively account of his legendary life. He was a man for all seasons." Few Americans today recognize his name, but Lowell Thomas was as well known in his time as any American journalist ever has been. Raised in a Colorado gold-rush town, Thomas covered crimes and scandals for local then Chicago newspapers. He began lecturing on Alaska, after spending eight days in Alaska. Then he assigned himself to report on World War I and returned with an exclusive: the story of "Lawrence of Arabia." In 1930, Lowell Thomas began delivering America's initial radio newscast. His was the trusted voice that kept Americans abreast of world events in turbulent decades - his face familiar, too, as the narrator of the most popular newsreels. His contemporaries were also dazzled by his life. In a prime-time special after Thomas died in 1981, Walter Cronkite said that Thomas had "crammed a couple of centuries worth of living" into his eighty-nine years. Thomas delighted in entering "forbidden" countries--Tibet, for example, where he met the teenaged Dalai Lama. The Explorers Club has named its building, its awards, and its annual dinner after him. Journalists in the last decades of the twentieth century--including Cronkite and Tom Brokaw--acknowledged a profound debt to Thomas. Though they may not know it, journalists today too are following a path he blazed. In The Voice of America, Mitchell Stephens offers a hugely entertaining, sometimes critical portrait of this larger than life figure"-- Provided by publisher.

Title Huế 1968 : a turning point of the American war in Vietnam

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Title Huế 1968 :
Author Bowden, Mark, 1951- author.
Edition: First edition.
Publication Date(s) 2017
Format: Books
Summary Interviews with participants from both sides of the conflict and materials from Vietnamese and American archives provide multiple points of view on each stage of the Battle of Hue.

Title A mind at play : how Claude Shannon invented the information age

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Title A mind at play :
Author Soni, Jimmy.
Publication Date(s) 2017
Format: Books

Title Bulgaria

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Title Bulgaria
Author Stavreva, Kirilka, author.
Publication Date(s) 2017
Series: Cultures of the world
Format: Books
Summary Bulgaria is a unique country with a varied history and an exciting modern persona. This book examines Bulgaria's past as well as how it functions in today's political and global climate. It gives an in-depth overview of the various aspects that make up the country, including its geography, economy, traditions, customs, and celebrations.

Title Veneration of monsters.

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Title Veneration of monsters.
Author Burns, Suzanne.
Format: Books

Title The Jolly Regina

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Title The Jolly Regina
Author LaReau, Kara, author.
Edition: Unabridged.
Publication Date(s) 2017
Series: The unintentional adventures of the Bland sisters ; 1
Format: Audio disc
Summary Jaundice and Kale Bland are two sisters who avoid excitement at any cost, until they're unwillingly swept into a high seas romp to find their missing parents!

Title Discover Portugal.

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Title Discover Portugal.
Publication Date(s) 2017
Format: Continuing Resources

Title Bring her home.

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Title Bring her home.
Author Bell, David.
Format: Books

Title Dark Saturday.

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Title Dark Saturday.
Author French, Nicci.
Format: Books

Title My sister's bones : a novel of suspense.

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Title My sister's bones :
Author Ellwood, Nuala.
Format: Books

Title Turmeric for your health : one of natures most powerful anti-inflammatory.

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Title Turmeric for your health :
Author Trivieri, Larry, 1956-
Publication Date(s) 2017
Format: Books

Title College study hacks : 101 ways to study easier and faster

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Title College study hacks :
Author Falconer, Melanie, author.
Publication Date(s) 2017
Series: Young adult series
Format: Books

Title Arabella and the battle of Venus

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Title Arabella and the battle of Venus
Author Levine, David D., 1961-
Format: Books

Title RIGHTEOUS : AN IQ NOVEL

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Title RIGHTEOUS :
Author Ide, Joe, author.
Edition: First Edition.
Publication Date(s) 2017
Format: Books
Summary "Isaiah Quintabe has, against many odds, built a proper life for himself: a respected detective in his hometown of East Long Beach, a well-kept home, a growing library, and even a rehabilitated horse-sized pit bull (courtesy of his previous client). But something is wrong: the death of his older brother nearly a decade ago has sent him down a dark path, one that he's never truly been able to escape. RIGHTEOUS is the story of Isaiah's investigation of his brother's death, a quest that will lead him to hisgreatest adversary, a man who may be IQ's own Moriarty. RIGHTEOUS is also the story of Sarita, Isaiah's older brother's girlfriend, for whom Isaiah feels a lasting, troubling love. Sarita's younger sister, an erratic DJ and gambling addict, has gone missing in Las Vegas, with a frightening bookie, Chinese Triad gangsters, and her own deadbeat boyfriend hot on her tail. On the case once more with Dodson, Isaiah's fast-talking, don't-call-me-a-sidekick partner, mayhem is sure to ensue. With gun battles, carchases, and twice as many mental puzzles as before, RIGHTEOUS is a rollicking, ingenious, and thrilling roller coaster ride. It swerves from the streets of South Central to the hotels of Beverly Hills, from the casinos and massage parlors of Las Vegas tothe mountains of the desert Southwest. IQ is back, and he's badder than ever"-- Provided by publisher.

Title The invented part

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Title The invented part
Author Fresán, Rodrigo, 1963- author.
Edition: First edition.
Publication Date(s) 2017
Format: Books
Summary "An aging writer, disillusioned with the state of literary culture, attempts to disappear in the most cosmically dramatic manner: traveling to the Hadron Collider, merging with the God particle, and transforming into an omnipresent deity--a meta-writer--capable of rewriting reality. With biting humor and a propulsive, contagious style, amid the accelerated particles of his characteristic obsessions--the writing of F. Scott Fitzgerald, the music of Pink Floyd and The Kinks, 2001: A Space Odyssey, the links between great art and the lives of the artists who create it--Fresán takes us on a whirlwind tour of writers and muses, madness and genius, friendships, broken families, and alternate realities, exploring themes of childhood, loss, memory, aging, and death"-- Provided by publisher.

Title Endeavour. Series 4

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Title Endeavour. Series 4
Edition: UK-length edition
Format: Video disc

Title Epiphany machine

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Title Epiphany machine
Author Gerrard, David Burr
Format: Books

Title Gentle discipline. Using emotional connection-not punishment-to raise confident, capable kids.

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Title Gentle discipline. Using emotional connection-not punishment-to raise confident, capable kids.
Author Ockwell-Smith, Sarah.
Format: Books

Title Knots : stories

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Title Knots :
Author Øyehaug, Gunnhild, 1975- author.
Edition: First American edition.
Publication Date(s) 2017
Format: Books
Summary "A mesmerizing collection of playfully surreal stories from one of Norway's most celebrated writers. First published in Norway in 2004, Knots is Gunnhild Øyehaug's radical collection of short stories that range from the surreal to the oddly mundane, and prod the discomforts of mental, sexual, and familial bonds. In both precise short-shorts and ruminative longer tales, Øyehaug meanders through the tangled, jinxed, and unavoidable conflicts of love and desire. From young Rimbaud's thwarted passions to the scandalous disappearance of an entire family, these stories do the chilling work of tracing the outlines of what could have been in both the quietly morbid and the delightfully comical. A young man is born with an uncuttable umbilical cord and spends his life physically tethered to his mother; a tipsy uncle makes an uncomfortable toast with unforeseeable repercussions; and a dissatisfied deer yearns to be seen. As one character reflects, "You never know how things might turn out, you never know how anything will turn out, tomorrow the walls might fall down, the room disappear." Cleverly balancing the sensuous, the surreal, and the comical, Øyehaug achieves a playful familiarity with the absurd that never overreaches the needs of her stories. Full of characters who can't help tying knots in themselves and each other, these tales make the world just a little more strange, and introduce a major international voice of searing vision, grace, and humor"-- Provided by publisher.

Title Nuclear family : a tragicomic novel in letters

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Title Nuclear family :
Author Fogel, Susanna, author.
Edition: First edition.
Publication Date(s) 2017
Format: Books
Summary "From an up-and-coming screenwriter and New Yorker contributor, a hilarious novel in letters by members of an unconventional family, running the gamut from sardonic to heartfelt. From filmmaker and New Yorker contributor Susanna Fogel comes a comedic novel about a fractured family of New England Jews and their discontents, over the course of three decades. Told entirely in letters to a heroine we never meet, we get to know the Fellers through their check-ins with Julie: their thank-you notes, letters of condolence, family gossip, and good old-fashioned familial passive-aggression. The titular "Nuclear Family" includes, among many others: A narcissistic former-child-prodigy father who has taken up haiku-writing in his old age, and his new wife, a traditional Chinese woman whose attempts to help her stepdaughter find a man include FedExing her silk gowns from Filene's Basement. Their six-year-old son Stuart, whose favorite condiment is truffle oil and who wears suits to bed. Julie's mother, a psychologist who never remarried but may be in love with her arrogant Rabbi and overshares about everything, including the threesome she had with Dutch grad students in 1972. Julie's sister, who has disavowed the family's academic Northeast milieu and opted for a life working retail in Arizona and dating a parade of gun-toting bad boyfriends. Together, their missives-some sardonic, others absurd, others heartbreaking--weave a tapestry of a very modern family trying (and often failing) to show one another they care."-- Provided by publisher.

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