New and Forthcoming Nonfiction Titles – April 2016

New Books

Almost every day new books arrive at the Library to be processed and then placed on the shelf or in your hands. Take a look at some of the books that have arrived most recently at the Library. Ask for more titles at the Research Services Desk!

Newly Arrived Nonfiction:

Cover of Smarter Faster Better

by Charles Duhigg
From the author of the New York Times bestselling phenomenon The Power of Habit comes a fascinating new book that explores the science of productivity, and why, in today’s world, managing how you think– rather than what you think– can transform your life.

Cover of Northern Armageddon

by D. Peter MacLeod
A re-creation of the 18th-century Battle of the Plains of Abraham discusses its critical roles in the Seven Years’ War, the colonial War of Independence and the establishment of Canada.

Love, Loss, and What We Ate book cover

by Padma Lakshmi
The host of “Top Chef” presents a memoir about her immigrant childhood and complicated life in front of the camera, tracing her formative experiences in her grandmother’s South India kitchen and her relationships with people who influenced her culinary skills and career.

Cover of The Immortal Irishman

by Timothy Egan
The epic story of Irish rebel turned American hero Thomas Francis Meagher, detailing his leadership during Irish uprisings, service with the Irish Brigade in the Civil War, and achievements as the territorial governor of Montana.

Cover of Spritz

by Talia Baiocchi
Shedding its frivolous, girly image from the 80s, spritz has returned as a legitimate cocktail choice for before and after dinner, popping up on cocktail lists in trendy bars and restaurants across the country. Drink recipes will cover classic recipes as well as contemporary interpretations, with well-known bartenders contributing throughout.

Cover of The Legends Club

by John Feinstein
This riveting inside story documents the fierce 1980s rivalry among the coaching legends behind the University of North Carolina, Duke University, and North Carolina State.

Forthcoming Titles:

Cover of Everydata

by John H. Johnson
Though much has been written about the ways in which companies collect and use personal data, the topic of how average citizens use and process data on a daily basis is less widely understood. Statistician Johnson and writer Gluck address and begin to remedy this discrepancy with their overview of how information is rendered and represented, and how it should be interpreted.

Cover of The Great Acceleration

by Robert Colville
A political, cultural and technological commentator examines why the pace of modern life seems to be accelerating and examines theories about how this speed affects humans both mentally and physically, ultimately weighing the positives and the negatives of a faster age.

Cover of Father Lincoln

by Alan Manning
President Abraham Lincoln is known as the Great Emancipator, the Savior of the Union, and as an American martyr to the people who read about him. But that was not how his sons knew him. A presidential historian follows Lincoln from his growing law practice in Springfield through the turbulent war years in the White House, showing readers how he managed to balance a successful career with paternal responsibilities.

Cover of Love Wins

by Debbie Centziper
This forceful and deeply affecting narrative chronicles how a grieving man and his lawyer, against overwhelming odds, introduced the most important gay rights case in U.S. history. It is an urgent and unforgettable account that will inspire readers for many years to come.

Cover of Zak George's Dog Training Revolution

by Zak George
Celebrity dog trainer, YouTube sensation, and Animal Planet star Zak George presents a next-generation guide that uses his infectiously energetic style to teach dog-lovers everything they need to know about raising and training their unique pup.

Cover of Queer Virtue

by Elizabeth M. Edman
An openly lesbian Episcopal priest and professional advocate for LGBTQ justice reveals how “queering” Christianity– that is, disrupting simplistic ways of thinking about gender and sexuality– can illuminate contemporary Christian faith and shows why queer Christians are gifts to the Church.

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