New Titles Adult Non-Fiction 000, 100, 300

September 22, 2010

September 22, 2010
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Cultures of War: Pearl Harbor: Hiroshima, 9-11, Iraq
Dower, John W.
Presents a comparative analysis of September 11 and the subsequent War on Terror with Pearl Harbor and World War II, addressing institutional failures of intelligence and imagination and the driving forces behind Pan-Asian and Pan-Islam movements.
 
Dirty Sexy Politics
McCain, Meghan
One of the Republican Party’s most outspoken and well-known young members writes about her experiences on the campaign trail during her father’s presidential bid, how the party veered so far off track, and why she is still a Republican.
 
Extraordinary, Ordinary People: A Memoir of Family
Rice, Condoleezza
The personal story of the former Secretary of State traces her childhood in segregated Alabama, describes the influence of people who shaped her life, and pays tribute to her parents’ characters and sacrifices.
 
The Good Fight: A Life in Liberal Politics
Mondale, Walter / Hage, Dave (CON)
The former Vice President presents an impassioned argument for American liberalism while tracing his political career, describing his efforts to increase accountability over the FBI and CIA, his service as the ambassador to Japan and the liberal principles he believes will be essential for the coming years.
 
The Happiness Advantage: The Seven Principles of Positive Psychology That Fuel Success and Performance at Work
Achor, Shawn
A Harvard lecturer identifies seven core principles of positive psychology to counsel readers on how to achieve greater effectiveness and fulfillment in the workplace, explaining the role of happiness in enabling success and productivity.
 
The Last Narco: Inside the Hunt for El Chapo, The World’s Most Wanted Drug Lord
Beith, Malcolm
A courageous journalist takes readers deep inside the hunt for the most powerful, feared and charismatic drug lord in the world, Mexico’s Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman, and tells the full story of the drug trade over the past 30 years.
 
Learning to Die in Miami: Confessions of a Refugee Boy
Eire, Carlos
The author of the National Book Award-winning Waiting for Snow presents the story of his exile in America, where his brother and he relocated as youths from their revolution-torn home in Cuba, struggled with the loss of their cultural identity and acclimated to American culture.
 
My Nest Isn’t Empty, It Just Has More Closet Space
Scottoline, Lisa
The Edgar Award-winning author of Why My Third Husband Will Be a Dog presents a latest collection of true adventures that trace her post-divorce life after her daughter has moved out, which is rendered even more colorful by feisty octogenarian Mother Mary.
 
The President’s Photographer: Fifty Years Inside the Oval Office
Bredar, John / Souza, Pete (FRW)
A companion to November 2010 National Geographic TV special explores the work of the nine official White House photographers, from JFK through today, in a book that includes 150 historic photos.
 
Seattle Vice: Strippers, Prostitution, Dirty Money, and Crooked Cops in the Emerald City
Anderson, Rick
In this no-holds-barred account, Anderson chronicles the exploits of Frank Colacurcio, Sr., and his crime family in Seattle, along with strippers, prostitution, dirty money, and crooked cops in the Emerald City.  Colacurcio notched his first major felony in his 20s, and now, at 92, faces his sixth
 
Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum: An Autobiography
Neufeld, Michael (EDT) / Spencer, Alex M. (EDT) / Collins, Michael (FRW)
Designed to convey the awe of a visitor first walking into the world’s largest showplace of aviation history, this resource headlines the incredible collections, both on view and behind the scenes, of the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum.
 
The Weekend That Changed Wall Street: An Eyewitness Account
Bartiromo, Maria / Whitney, Catherine (CON)
A noted business reporter from CNBC draws on her network of high-level sources to give her unique perspective on the three day period in September 2008 when Lehman Brothers failed, Merrill Lynch barely survived, and AIG became a ward of the government.
 
Your So-Called Life: A Guide to Boys, Body Issues, and Other Big-Girl Drama You Thought You Would Have Figured Out by Now
Lavinthal, Andrea / Rozler, Jessica
Featuring advice from over 30 experts, this guide helps young women adjust to the emotional and psychological changes that accompany the last steps in growing up, including mortgages, careers, marriages, families, financial crises, aging parents and biological clocks.
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