New and Forthcoming Nonfiction Titles – December 2015

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 Troublemaker

by Leah Remini
The outspoken actress, talk show host, and reality star offers up a no-holds-barred memoir which includes an eye-opening insider account of her tumultuous thirty-year-plus association with the Church of Scientology.

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by Jon Meacham
In this sweeping yet intimate biography of George H. W. Bush, Meacham paints a vivid portrait of the life of a man from the Greatest Generation: from his childhood in Connecticut all the way to forty-first president of the United States.

Cover of Thomas Jefferson and the Tripoli Pirates

by Brian Kilmeade
A pop-history narrative that illuminates a lesser-known confrontation between the recently inaugurated third President and Pasha of Tripoli pirates who openly challenged his leadership by attacking American ships.

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by Shonda Rhimes
The creator of Grey’s Anatomy and Scandal details the one-year experiment with saying “yes” that transformed her life, revealing how accepting unexpected invitations she would have otherwise declined enabled powerful benefits.

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by Irin Carmon
In a lively illustrated biography of the feminist icon and legal pioneer Ruth Bader Ginsberg, readers can get to know the Supreme Court Justice and fierce Jewish grandmother, who has changed the world despite our struggle with the unfinished business of gender equality and civil rights.

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by Oliver Sacks
During the last few months of his life, Sacks wrote a set of essays in which he movingly explored his feelings about completing a life and coming to terms with his own death. These essays form an ode to gratitude for the gift of life.

Forthcoming Titles:

Cover of Stoned

by Aja Raden
An account of how eight jewels shaped the course of history shares insights into the role of precious gemstones in triggering cultural movements, political dynasties and wars while exploring how jewels reflect darker aspects of human nature.

Cover of Judas

by Peter Stanford
A historical and cultural biography deconstructs the vilified biblical character of Judas Iscariot to examine growing counter-current thoughts about a scapegoat’s essential but thankless role in Jesus’ death and resurrection.

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by Jeff Boss
As a Navy SEAL, Boss worked in some of the most unforgiving environments on earth and faced enemies that constantly changed, much like today’s business landscape. Using anecdotal experiences, Boss highlights how people and organizations can forge certainty amidst inevitable chaos.

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by David Bainbridge
Applying the science of evolutionary biology and psychology, an anatomy professor explores women’s bodies in our ancestral past, our self-image-obsessed present and our surgically enhanced future.

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Knockout*

by Ken Regan
Regan was a young photographer in 1964 when he covered Muhammad Ali’s first fight: his historic victory over Sonny Liston in Miami Beach. Featuring some of the greatest ring action in boxing history, Knockout takes us from sparring sessions and press conferences to weigh-ins and post-fight sessions.

Cover of Stretch

by Karie Willyerd
In a resource filled with advice and recommendations, two established experts offer evidence-based guidance and five practices to help readers start, enhance, and lengthen their careers by anticipating the needs of tomorrow’s work environment.

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*We’re sorry, this title is not available at MPPL