New Adult Non-Fiction 000-300

June 22, 2010

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Annotations from Baker & Taylor

 

Authentic Patriotism: Restoring America’s Founding Ideals through Selfless Action
Kiernan, Stephen P.
Analyzes American patriotism and honors individuals who the author believes live in accord with founding-father intents, from a minister’s multicultural choir to a retiree who created a health-care plan for people without insurance.
 
Every Dog Has a Gift: True Stories of Dogs Who Bring Hope & Healing Into Our Lives
Mcpherson, Rachel / Mitchell, Deborah (CON)
The founder of The Good Dog Foundation explains how therapy and service dogs can: serve as the perfect audience for kids practicing their reading skills, hold troubled families together, provide a calm presence for autistic children, help people who have lost the ability to walk to more easily navigate the world and more.
 
Finding Chandra: A True Washington Murder Mystery
Higham, Scott / Horwitz, Sari
Written by two Pulitzer Prize-winning Washington Post reporters who believe they have identified the most likely killer, a riveting expose reveals the blind ambition, power games and incompetence behind the disappearance and murder investigation of Washington intern Chandra Levy.
 
Get Capone: The Secret Plot That Captured America’s Most Wanted Gangster
Eig, Jonathan
Draws on newly released sources to trace the high-stakes criminal investigation of the notorious mobster, documenting his rise during the Prohibition era, the legal strategy that enabled his prosecution and the possibility that he was innocent of the St. Valentine’s Day massacre.
 
Heartbroken Open: A Memoir through Loss to Self-Discovery
Carlson, Kristine
The wife of Richard Carlson author of the best-selling self-help book “Don’t Sweat the Small Stuff”, who died suddenly at age 45 explains how she was left to find her way through grief and the new self she found beneath it.
 
Hot (Broke) Messes: How to Have Your Latte and Drink It Too
Trejos, Nancy
A Washington Post finance columnist explains how she got out of debt and discusses the difficult issues challenging every young person today, tackling everything from credit card debt, student loans, impulse buying and emotional spending to the cost of a social life and more.
 
Murder in Italy: The Shocking Slaying of a British Student, the Accused American Girl, and an International Scandal
Dempsey, Candace
Drawn from candid interviews with those involved, case files, court documents, forensic reports and prison diaries, this shocking first-hand account details the brutal murder of British college student Meredith Kercher, who was stabbed to death by her housemate, American honor student Amanda Knox.
 
The Really Useful Grandparents’ Book
Gordon, Eleo / Lacey, Tony / Connolly, Julia (ILT)
An encyclopedia of games, facts and activities designed for grandparents to share with grandchildren includes such options as card tricks, camping out in the backyard and creating an iPod playlist.
 
Shell Games: Rogues, Smugglers, and the Hunt for Nature’s Bounty
Welch, Craig
Blends crime drama and natural history to tell the story of a larger-than-life man who stole millions of dollars in marine creatures and led wildlife police on a two-year odyssey to catch him.
 
What I Would Tell Her
Richesin, Andrea N.
In this heartfelt and thought-provoking collection, 28 fathers explore the complex bond they have with their daughters, share experiences and examine relationships fraught with challenges and struggles, but that are always filled with love.
 
The World That Never Was: A True Story of Dreamers, Schemers, Anarchists, and Secret Agents
Butterworth, Alex
A history of anarchism in the late 19th century is presented through the stories of violent revolutionaries, the secret police who tracked them and famous figures who played lesser-known roles, in a chronicle that traces the Paris Commune of 1871 through the 1905 Russian Revolution.
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