New Titles for MOSE Lifelong Learning

April 27, 2012

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The Admirals: Nimitz, Halsey, Leahy, and King-The Five-Star Admirals Who Won the War at Sea
Borneman, Walter R.
The author of1812andPolkevaluates the pivotal contributions of history’s only five-star admirals and how their triumphs in World War II rendered the United States the world’s dominant sea power.
 
Birdseye: The Adventures of a Curious Man
Kurlansky, Mark
A profile of eccentric genius inventor Clarence Birdseye chronicles how his innovative fast-freezing process revolutionized the food industry and American agriculture.
 
Brain Wars: The Scientific Battle Over the Existence of the Mind and the Proof That Will Change the Way We Live Our Lives
Beauregard, Mario
Filled with the latest scientific research and extraordinary stories of the mind’s abilities, a prominent neuroscientist, capturing a major shift in our understanding of the age-old mind/body debate, proves that humans are more than complex biological machines.
 
Command and Control
Schlosser, Eric
The author of Fast Food Nation presents a minute-by-minute account of an H-bomb accident that nearly caused a nuclear disaster, examining other near misses and what the author perceives as America’s growing susceptibility to a catastrophic event.
 
Devil in the Grove: Thurgood Marshall, the Groveland Boys, and the Dawn of a New America
King, Gilbert
Chronicles a little-known court case in which Thurgood Marshall successfully saved a black citrus worker from the electric chair after the worker was accused of raping a while woman with three other black men.
 
DNA USA: A Genetic Portrait of America
Sykes, Bryan
The geneticist and best-selling author ofThe Seven Daughters of Eveconducts a historical genetic tour of the United States and reveals interesting facts about who our ancestors really are and how Americans perceive race.
 
Engines of Change: A History of the American Dream in Fifteen Cars
Ingrassia, Paul
Chronicles the history reflected by fifteen iconic car models to discuss how automobiles reflect key cultural shifts as well as developments in such areas as manufacturing, women’s rights, and environmental awareness.
 
I’d Rather Be in Charge: A Legendary Business Leader’s Roadmap for Achieving Pride, Power, and Joy at Work
Beers, Charlotte
A CEO of two worldwide ad agencies and undersecretary of state under General Colin Powell outlines recommendations for women on how to reach previously unattainable leadership positions, explaining how women can build strategic relationships at higher levels of management while making the most of their knowledge, experience and talents.
 
The Woman Who Changed Her Brain: And Other Inspiring Stories of Pioneering Brain Transformation
Arrowsmith-young, Barbara / Doidge, Norman, M.D. (FRW)
A director of the Arrowsmith Program shares the story of how she overcame severe learning disabilities by drawing on her strengths and developing brain exercises to combat neurological challenges, offering insight into what her achievements have taught the scientific community about the potential for shaping the human brain.
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