New Adult Non-Fiction 000-399

May 18, 2011

May 18, 2011
Annotations from Baker & Taylor or Ingram
seal team six
Seal Team Six: Memoirs of an Elite Navy Seal Sniper
Wasdin, Howard E. / Templin, Stephen
A Navy SEAL Team Six sniper reveals how he became an elite soldier while recounting the dramatic mission that nearly cost him his life, offering insider perspectives on his team’s extensive training process at the Marine’s Scout Sniper School.
An Accidental Sportswriter
Lipsyte, Robert
A long-time sports columnist for the “New York Times” combines personal stories with the events he has covered, discussing how “Jock Culture” has permeated business, politics, and family life, and how its definitions have become the standard to measure value.
The Believing Brain: From Ghosts and Gods to Politics and Conspiracies–How We Construct Beliefs and Reinforce Them As Truths
Shermer, Michael
Draws on three decades of research to outline a provocative theory about how humans form beliefs about the world, tracing the ways in which the brain finds patterns in sensory data that are then reinforced with meaning, in a report that explains how the author’s findings apply to politics, economics and religion.
Fly Navy: Discovering the Extraordinary People and Enduring Spirit of Naval Aviation
Townley, Alvin
Shares the stories of heroic men and women aviators and support crew who have made integral contributions to wartime and peacetime operations throughout the world, featuring dramatic accounts of daring rescues, near escapes and crash landings behind enemy lines. By the author of Legacy of Honor.
The Geeks Shall Inherit the Earth: Popularity, Quirk Theory, and Why Outsiders Thrive After High School
Robbins, Alexandra
Explores how group identity theories play out among high-school cliques and the students they exclude, offering insight into the ostracism of categorized students while analyzing the long-term positive and negative effects of peer marginalization.
Planting Dandelions: Field Notes from a Semi-Domesticated Life
Pittman, Kyran
A contributing writer for “Good Housekeeping” presents eighteen chronological essays on the lighter side of family life that cover such topics as maintaining a sexual life after childbirth, entering midlife, and making recession-induced sacrifices.
Your Voice in My Head: A Memoir
Forrest, Emma
Forrest’s compelling memoir chronicles her struggles with depression and self-harm, and the relationship with her psychiatrist, who was one of the driving forces in her recovery.  Eight years later, she is devastated when she learns that Dr. R has unexpectedly succumbed to lung cancer. He had never indicated to his patients that he was ill and leaves a significant void in Forrest’s life.
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