New Adult Non-Fiction 000, 100, 300

September 21, 2011

September 21, 2011
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Answer Them Nothing: Bringing Down the Polygamous Empire of Warren Jeffs
Weyermann, Debra
Recounts how Warren Jeffs and his independent Mormon group established a theocracy on the Arizona-Utah border that was ignored by public officials; describes his abuse of the faithful; and discusses efforts to bring him to justice.
 
Brainworks: The Mind-bending Science of How You See, What You Think, and Who You Are
Sweeney, Michael S
A companion book to the National Geographic TV series uses brain teasers and optical illusions to shed light on the workings of the amazing human brain.
 
Grand Pursuit: The Story of Economic Genius
Nasar, Sylvia
The author of the National Book Critics Circle Award-winning A Beautiful Mind traces how the works of Charles Dickens and Henry Mayhew reflected the poor majority in mid-19th-century London, citing the world-changing achievements of such influential figures as John Maynard Keyes, Paul Samuelson and Amartya Sen.
 
Redirect: The Surprising New Science of Psychological Change
Wilson, Timothy D.
The world-renowned psychologist proposes techniques to tweak and reframe internal self-narratives to lead healthy, more productive lives and discusses the best way to recover from trauma and explains why self-help books may make you feel less happy after reading them.
 
The Sibling Effect: Brothers, Sisters, and the Bonds That Define Us
Kluger, Jeffrey
A Time magazine senior writer explores the profound influence of sibling relationships through emerging research in the areas of birth order, twin studies and genetic encoding to consider the role of sibling relationships in emotional disorders and behavioral traits.
 
Street Freak: A Memoir, Money and Madness at Lehman Brothers
Dillian, Jared
A dramatic account of the final years of Lehman Brothers, written by a former trader and the founder of The Daily Dirtnap, traces the darkly whimsical everyday antics that marked its operations, including the outrageous personalities of his co-workers, the author’s own battles with mental illness and the company’s activities during the economic collapse.
 
Top Secret America: The Rise of the New American Security State
Priest, Dana / Arkin, William
An investigative reporter and a columnist for The Washington Post describe the enormous, top-secret, invisible universe created by the government after 9/11 and describe why the system meant to keep us safe may actually be putting us in greater danger.
 
What It Is Like to Go to War
Marlantes, Karl
Offers insight into the combat experience, drawing on the author’s background as a decorated Vietnam War veteran to raise awareness about how inadequately troops are prepared for battle-related psychological and spiritual trauma.
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