New and Forthcoming Nonfiction Titles – August 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:

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Trials of the Earth

by Mary Mann Hamilton
Near the end of her life, Mary Mann Hamilton (1866-c.1936) was encouraged to record her experience as a female pioneer. The result is this first-hand account of a woman trying to make a life for herself in the untamed American South of the late 19th century.

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Being a Beast

by Charles Foster
A passionate naturalist draws on his remarkable experiments with living in nature to describe the neuroscience and psychology of animals from a firsthand perspective, sharing evocative descriptions of his feral survival challenges and how they enabled him to connect with nature on a primal level.

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Oh, Florida!

by Craig Pittman
A fact-filled investigation into why the Sunshine state can be celebrated for its influence and eccentricity surveys its many contradictions and why they fit together, touching on native subjects ranging from NASCAR and Bettie Page pinups to Glenn Beck radio rants and USA Today.

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How the Post Office Created America

by Winifred Gallagher
A comprehensive history of the U.S. Post Office traces its origins and leaders and describes its role in every major event in American history, from the Revolutionary War to the dawn of the Internet age.

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How English Became English

by Simon Horobin
Author Simon Horobin investigates the evolution of the English language, examining how the language continues to adapt even today, as English continues to find new speakers and new uses.

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You’ll Grow Out of It

by Jessi Klein
Humorous and poignant stories from the "Inside Amy Schumer" head writer’s awkward youth include entries on her tomboy pursuits of femininity, her emulation of Oprah, and the dangers of wedding websites.

Forthcoming Titles:

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The Girl with the Lower Back Tattoo

by Amy Schumer
An uproarious collection of no-holds-barred personal essays by the Emmy Award-winning comedian reflects on her raucous childhood antics, her hard-won rise in the entertainment industry and her struggles to maintain the courage to approach the world in unstintingly honest ways.

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Invisible Man, Got the Whole World Watching

by Mychal Denzel Smith
A journalist describes his education and the experience of young black men against a backdrop of the Obama administration, the death of Trayvon Martin, the career of LeBron James, and other pivotal influences that have shaped race relations in contemporary America.

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The Yucks

by Jason Vuic
Chronicling the first two seasons of the worst team in NFL history, an entertaining sports story follows the Tampa Bay Buccaneers during the 1976 and 1977 seasons in which they cemented their place in football history as having the longest losing streak in the history of the league.

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Dressing the Decades

by Emmanuelle Dirix
In a decade-by-decade presentation, fashion lecturer, curator, and writer Dirix covers the big names and popular trends, champions nearly forgotten designers, and takes a closer look at the designs of the 1930s and the 1970s, finding much to appreciate and enjoy from those decades.

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TV (The Book)

by Alan Sepinwall & Matt Zoller Seitz
Alan and Matt have established The Pantheon of top TV shows using a complex, obsessively all-encompassing ranking system by which to order and stack them up against each other. With a mix of lively entries on successful classics and illuminating essays on short-lived favorites, TV (The Book) is sure to spark conversation and debate among readers.

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How to Reader Water

by Tristan Gooley
The outdoor pioneer behind The Lost Art of Reading Nature’s Signs shares hundreds of techniques to help navigate and decode bodies of water, including how to find North using puddles and how to forecast the weather from ocean waves.

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