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Trumpocracy : the corruption of the American republic [CD sound recording]

New Books on CD - Tue, 03/20/2018 - 05:35
by Frum, David, 1960-
Publisher HarperCollins, [2018]
6 audio discs (7 3/4 hr.) : CD audio, digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Audio CD
Call Number BOCD 973.933 FRU
Summary David Frum has been collecting the lies, obfuscations, and flagrant disregard for the traditional limits placed on the office of the presidency. During his own tenure in the White House as speechwriter for George W. Bush, Frum witnessed the ways the presidency was limited not by law but tradition, propriety, and public outcry, all now weakened. In this book, Frum outlines how Trump could push America toward illiberalism, explains what the consequences could be for our nation and the world, and what we can do to prevent it.

Obama : an intimate portrait

New Biographies - Tue, 03/20/2018 - 05:35
by Souza, Pete,
Publisher Little, Brown and Company, 2017. ©2017
First edition.
349 pages : color illustrations ; 26 x 32 cm
Call Number 973.932 SOU
Summary Relive the extraordinary Presidency of Barack Obama through White House photographer Pete Souza's behind-the-scenes images and stories--some published here for the first time--with a foreword from the President himself. During Barack Obama's two terms, Pete Souza was with the President during more crucial moments than anyone else--and he photographed them all. Souza captured nearly two million photographs of President Obama, in moments highly classified and disarmingly candid. Obama: An Intimate Portrait reproduces more than 300 of Souza's most iconic photographs with fine-art print quality in an oversize collectible format. Together they document the most consequential hours of the Presidency--including the historic image of President Obama and his advisers in the Situation Room during the bin Laden mission--alongside unguarded moments with the President's family, his encounters with children, interactions with world leaders and cultural figures, and more. Souza's photographs, with the behind-the-scenes captions and stories that accompany them, communicate the pace and power of our nation's highest office. They also reveal the spirit of the extraordinary man who became our President. We see President Obama lead our nation through monumental challenges, comfort us in calamity and loss, share in hard-won victories, and set a singular example to "be kind and be useful," as he would instruct his daughters.

Bloody Scotland

New Mystery Fiction - Tue, 03/20/2018 - 05:35
by Crawford, James,
Publisher Pegasus Crime, 2018. ©2018
First Pegasus Books hardcover edition.
276 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Call Number XX(1657094.2)
Summary A collection of crime stories set in iconic Scottish structures.

This is how it ends

New Mystery Fiction - Tue, 03/20/2018 - 05:35
by Dolan, Eva,
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing, 2018.
310 pages ; 25 cm
Call Number M DOL
Summary This is how it begins. With a near-empty building, the inhabitants forced out of their homes by property developers. With two women: idealistic, impassioned blogger Ella and seasoned campaigner, Molly. With a body hidden in a lift shaft. But how will it end?

A light on the hill

New Adult Fiction - Tue, 03/20/2018 - 05:35
by Cossette, Connilyn,
Publisher Bethany House, a division of Baker Publishing Group, [2018] ©2018
323 pages : map ; 22 cm.
Call Number F COS
Summary Seven years ago, Moriyah was taken captive in Jericho and branded with the mark of the Canaanite gods. Now the Israelites are experiencing peace in their new land, but Moriyah has yet to find her own peace. Because of the shameful mark on her face, she hides behind her veil at all times and the disdain of the townspeople keeps her from socializing. And marriage prospects were out of the question . . . until now. Her father has found someone to marry her, and she hopes to use her love of cooking to impress the man and his motherless sons. But when things go horribly wrong, Moriyah is forced to flee. Seeking safety at one of the newly-established Levitical cities of refuge, she is wildly unprepared for the dangers she will face, and the enemies--and unexpected allies--she will encounter on her way.

The Gunners : a novel

New Adult Fiction - Tue, 03/20/2018 - 05:35
by Kauffman, Rebecca,
Publisher Counterpoint Press, [2018]
261 pages ; 24 cm
Call Number F KAU

The Italian party : a novel

New Adult Fiction - Tue, 03/20/2018 - 05:35
by Lynch, Christina,
Publisher St. Martin's Press, 2018.
First U.S. edition.
328 pages ; 22 cm
Call Number F LYN
Summary "Newly married [in 1956], Scottie and Michael are seduced by Tuscany's famous beauty. But the secrets they are keeping from each other force them beneath the splendid surface to a more complex view of Italy, America, and each other. When Scottie's Italian teacher--a teenager with secrets of his own--disappears, her search for him leads her to discover other, darker truths about herself, her husband, and her country. Michael's dedication to saving the world from communism crumbles as he begins to see that he is a pawn in a much different game"--Amazon.com.

Let's no one get hurt

New Adult Fiction - Tue, 03/20/2018 - 05:35
by Pineda, Jon, 1971-
Publisher Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2018.
First edition.
240 pages ; 22 cm
Summary "Fifteen-year-old Pearl is squatting in an abandoned boathouse with her father, a disgraced college professor, and two other grown men, deep in the swamps of the American South. All four live on the fringe, scavenging what they can--catfish, lumber, scraps for their ailing dog. Despite the isolation, Pearl feels at home with her makeshift family: the three men care for Pearl and teach her what they know of the world ... While Pearl is out scavenging in the woods, she meets Main Boy, who eventually reveals that his father has purchased the property on which Pearl and the others are squatting"--Amazon.com.

Accidental heroes : a novel

New Adult Fiction - Tue, 03/20/2018 - 05:35
by Steel, Danielle,
Publisher Delacorte Press, [2018]
First edition.
255 pages ; 25 cm
Call Number XX(1646322.7)
Summary "A decorated former Air Force pilot. A pregnant flight attendant. A dedicated TSA agent. The fates of these three, and many others, converge in Danielle Steel's gripping new novel--a heart-stopping thriller that engages ordinary men and women in the fight of their lives during a flight from New York to San Francisco. On a beautiful May morning at New York's John F. Kennedy airport, two planes have just departed for San Francisco--one a 757, another a smaller Airbus A321. At a security checkpoint, TSA agent Bernice Adams finds a postcard of the Golden Gate Bridge bearing an ambiguous--perhaps ominous--message. Her supervisor dismisses her concerns, but Bernice calls security and soon Ben Waterman arrives. A senior Homeland Security agent, still grappling with guilt after a disastrous operation in which hostages were killed, Ben too becomes suspicious. Who left the postcard behind, which flight is that person on, and what exactly does the message mean? As Ben scans the passenger manifests, his focus turns to the A321, with Helen Smith as its senior pilot. Helen's military service and her tenure with the airline have been exemplary. But her husband's savage death in Iraq was more than anyone should bear, leaving her widowed with three children. A major film star is on board. So is an off-duty pilot who has just lost his forty-year career. So is a distraught father, traveling with the baby son he has abducted from his estranged wife. Sifting through data and relying on instinct, Ben becomes convinced that someone on Helen's plane is planning something terrible. And he's right. Passengers, crew, and experts on the ground become heroes out of necessity to try to avert tragedy at the eleventh hour. In her stunning novel Danielle Steel combines intense action with stories of emotionally rich, intertwined lives. As the jet bears down on its destination of San Francisco, strangers are united, desperate choices are made, and futures will be changed forever by a handful of accidental heroes"--

Snatched [DVD videorecording]

New Feature Film DVDs - Mon, 03/19/2018 - 17:34
by Levine, Jonathan, 1976-
Publisher 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment, [2017] ©2017
1 videodisc (90 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Video DVD
Call Number COMEDY SNA
Summary When her boyfriend dumps her before their exotic vacation, a young woman persuades her ultra-cautious mother to travel with her to paradise, with unexpected results.

Fatal thunder

New Adult Fiction - Mon, 03/19/2018 - 17:34
by Bond, Larry,
Publisher Tom Doherty Associates, LLC, 2016. ©2016
First edition.
365 pages ; 24 cm.
Call Number F BON
Summary "India and Pakistan are stalemated in a war that India launched to 'remove the threat of terrorism, once and for all.' But India's early successes have stalled, and with the coming spring, the tide may turn against them. A small but powerful group of Indian senior military officers and civilian security officials, without the knowledge of the rest of the Indian government, have decided to strike at China, Pakistan's backer and India's recent enemy in the Littoral Alliance War (Shattered Trident). The conspirators plan a bold attack that will leave Pakistan without a patron and protector. India could then finish their military campaign sure of success. To avoid any blame for the attack, the group has obtained Russian-made nuclear warheads from a renegade Russian arms merchant with access to the stolen weapons. Fitted to standard Russian torpedoes and delivered covertly by INS Chakra, the warheads will shatter China's economy. Girish Samant, until recently the captain of Chakra, discovers hints of the far-reaching conspiracy and reaches out to an old enemy, the only person he can trust, Jerry Mitchell."--provided by Amazon.com.

City of saviors

New Adult Fiction - Mon, 03/19/2018 - 17:34
by Hall, Rachel Howzell
Publisher Forge, 2017.
First edition.
301 pages ; 25 cm.
Call Number F HAL
Summary "After a long Labor Day weekend, seventy-three-year-old Eugene Washington is found dead in his Leimert Park home. At first blush, his death seems unremarkable--heatwave combined with food poisoning from a holiday barbecue. But something in the way Washington died doesn't make sense. LAPD Homicide Detective Elouise "Lou" Norton is called to investigate the death and learns that the only family Washington had was the 6,000-member congregation of Blessed Mission Ministries, led by Bishop Solomon Tate. But something is lurking among the congregants of this church. Lou's partner, Detective Colin Taggert, thinks her focus on the congregation comes from her distrust of organized religion. But Lou is convinced that the murderer is sitting in one of those red velvet pews--and that Bishop Tate may be protecting the wolf in the flock. Lou must force the truth into the light and confront her own demons in order to save another soul before it's too late"--Amazon.

A gentleman in Moscow

New Adult Fiction - Mon, 03/19/2018 - 17:34
by Towles, Amor
Publisher Viking, [2016]
462 pages : map ; 24 cm
Call Number F TOW
Summary "When, in 1922, he is deemed an unrepentant aristocrat by a Bolshevik tribunal, the count is sentenced to house arrest in the Metropol, a grand hotel across the street from the Kremlin. Rostov, an indomitable man of erudition and wit, has never worked a day in his life, and must now live in an attic room while some of the most tumultuous decades in Russian history are unfolding outside the hotel's doors. Unexpectedly, his reduced circumstances provide him a doorway into a much larger world of emotional discovery. Brimming with humor, a glittering cast of characters, and one beautifully rendered scene after another, this singular novel casts a spell as it relates the count's endeavor to gain a deeper understanding of what it means to be a man of purpose"--

Seven stones to stand or fall [CD sound recording]: a collection of Outlander fiction

New Books on CD - Mon, 03/19/2018 - 14:33
by Gabaldon, Diana
Publisher Recorded Books, [2017].
20 audio discs (24 hr., 15 min.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Audio CD
Call Number BOCD F GAB
Summary A collection of seven short stories set in the Outlander universe, never before published together, including two original stories and featuring character Jamie Fraser.

Bobby Kennedy : a raging spirit

New Biographies - Mon, 03/19/2018 - 08:33
by Matthews, Christopher, 1945-
Publisher Simon & Schuster, 2017.
First Simon & Schuster hardcover edition.
396 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Call Number B KENNEDY
Summary "A revealing new portrait of Robert F. Kennedy that gets closer to the man than any book before, by bestselling author Chris Matthews, an esteemed Kennedy expert and anchor of MSNBC's Hardball. With his bestselling biography Jack Kennedy, Chris Matthews shared a new look at one of America's most beloved Presidents and the patriotic spirit that defined him. Now, with Bobby, Matthews returns with a gripping, in-depth, behind-the-scenes portrait of one of the great figures of the American twentieth century. Overlooked by his father, and overshadowed by his war-hero brother, Bobby Kennedy was the perpetual underdog. When he had the chance to become a naval officer like Jack, Bobby turned it down, choosing instead to join the Navy as a common sailor. It was a life changing experience that led him to connect with voters from all walks of life: young or old, black or white, rich or poor. They were the people who turned out for him in his 1968 campaign. RFK would prove himself to be the rarest of politicians--both a pragmatist who knew how to get the job done and an unwavering idealist who could inspire millions. Drawing on extensive research and interviews, Matthews pulls back the curtain on the public and private worlds of Robert Francis Kennedy. He shines a light on all the important moments of his life, from his early years and his start in politics to his crucial role as attorney general in his brother's administration and his tragic run for president. This definitive book brings Bobby Kennedy to life like never before and is destined to become a political classic"--

Promise me, Dad : a year of hope, hardship, and purpose

New Biographies - Mon, 03/19/2018 - 08:33
by Biden, Joseph R,
Publisher Flatiron Books, 2017.
First edition.
260 pages ; 22 cm
Call Number B BIDEN
Summary The former vice-president of the United States chronicles the difficult final year of his son's battle with cancer, his efforts to balance his responsibilities to the country and his family, and the lessons he learned.

Where the past begins : a writer's memoir

New Biographies - Mon, 03/19/2018 - 08:33
by Tan, Amy,
Publisher Ecco, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, [2017]
First edition.
x, 357 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Call Number B TAN
Summary "From New York Times bestselling author Amy Tan, a memoir on her life as a writer, her childhood, and the symbiotic relationship between fiction and emotional memory"--

Downsizing [DVD videorecording]

New Feature Film DVDs - Mon, 03/19/2018 - 05:33
by Payne, Alexander, 1961-
Publisher Paramount Home Entertainment, [2018]
1 videodisc (135 minutes) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Video DVD
Call Number XX(1668592.4)
Summary When scientists find a way to shrink humans to five inches tall, Paul and Audrey Safrane decide to ditch their stressed out lives in order to get small and live large in a luxurious downsized community. Filled with life-changing adventures and endless possibilities, Leisureland offers more than riches, as Paul discovers a whole new world and realizes that we are meant for something bigger.

Jumanji. Welcome to the jungle [DVD videorecording]

New Feature Film DVDs - Mon, 03/19/2018 - 05:33
by Kasdan, Jake, 1975-
Publisher Sony Pictures Home Entertainment, [2018]
1 videodisc (approximately 119 minutes) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Video DVD
Call Number XX(1669826.4)
Summary Four high school kids discover an old video game console and are drawn into the game's jungle setting, literally becoming the adult avatars they chose.

Justice league

New Feature Film DVDs - Mon, 03/19/2018 - 05:33
by Roven, Charles,
Publisher Warner Bros., [2018]
2 videodiscs (120 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Video DVD
Call Number ACTION JUS
Summary Fueled by his restored faith in humanity and inspired by Superman's selfless act, Bruce Wayne enlists the help of his newfound ally, Diana Prince, to face an even greater enemy. Together, Batman and Wonder Woman work quickly to find and recruit a team of metahumans to stand against this newly awakened threat. But despite the formation of this unprecedented league of heroes it may already be too late to save the planet form an assault of catastrophic proportions.