New Nonfiction

Hornet 33 : memoir of a combat helicopter pilot in Vietnam

Fri, 09/15/2017 - 04:00
by Denny, Ed, 1946-
Publisher McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers, [2016]
viii, 281 pages : illustrations, maps ; 23 cm
Call Number 959.7043092 DEN
Summary "This memoir of an aircraft commander in the 116th Assault Helicopter Company--"The Hornets"--relates his experience of the Vietnam War from 1970 to 1971. From supporting the 25th Infantry Division's invasion of Cambodia, to flying the lead aircraft in the 101st Airmobile Division's pivotal Operation Lam Son 719 invasion of Laos, the author recounts the events"--

The plot to hack America : how Putin's cyberspies and WikiLeaks tried to steal the 2016 election

Fri, 09/15/2017 - 00:59
by Nance, Malcolm W.
Publisher Skyhorse Publishing, [2016]
xvii, 186 pages ; 23 cm
Call Number 324.973 NAN
Summary The thrilling true story of how Putin's spy agency, run by the Russian billionaire class, used the promise of power and influence to cultivate Trump as well as his closest aides, the Kremlin Crew, to become unwitting assets of the Russian government. In April 2016, computer technicians at the Democratic National Committee discovered that someone had accessed the organization's computer servers. The FBI found that more than twenty-five state election offices had their voter registration systems probed or attacked by the same hackers. The hack was tracked to Russian spy agencies and the stolen information channeled to Julian Assange, the founder of WikiLeaks. The goal of the attack: to elect Donald Trump as president of the United States.

Beyond the high blue air : a memoir

Thu, 09/14/2017 - 03:56
by Spinney, Lu,
Publisher Catapult, [2016] ©2016
258 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
Call Number 616.849 SPI
Summary Lu Spinney's memoir Beyond the High Blue Air is at once a portrait of the fearlessness of familial love and the profound dilemma posed by modern medicine. When Spinney's twenty-nine-year-old son, Miles, flies up on his snowboard, and lands hard on the ice and falls into a coma. Thus begins the erratic loss - Miles first in a coma and then trapped in a fluctuating state of minimal consciousness - that unravels over the next five years. Spinney, her husband, and three other children put their lives on hold to tend to Miles at various hospitals and finally in a care home. They hold out hope that he will be returned to them. With blunt precision, Spinney chronicles her family's intimate experience.

God's wolf : the life of the most notorious of all crusaders, scourge of Saladin

Thu, 09/14/2017 - 03:56
by Lee, Jeffrey, 1966-
Publisher W.W. Norton & Company, 2017.
First American edition.
332 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color), map ; 25 cm
Call Number 956.014 LEE
Summary In a 2010 terrorist plot, Al-Qaeda hid a bomb in a FedEx shipment addressed to Reynald de Chatillon, a knight who had died centuries ago in the crusades. A reviled figure in Islamic history, often portrayed as the very epitome of brutality, Reynald remains as controversial--and as vividly present in the minds of many in the Middle East--as the story of the crusades themselves. An epic saga set in the midst of a violent clash of civilizations, God's Wolf tells the story of Reynald's staggering rise from lowly soldier to prince of Antioch, one of the crusader kingdoms in the Near East. Jeffrey Lee argues that, despite his brutality, Reynald was a strong military leader and an effective statesman who defended his kingdom against attacks from Byzantines, Armenians, and Muslims. A tale of faith, fanaticism, and brutality, God's Wolf is the fascinating story of an exceptional crusader and a provocative reinterpretation of the crusader era--

Cheer up love : adventures in depression with the crab of hate.

Wed, 09/13/2017 - 09:54
by Calman, Susan,
Publisher Two Roads 2017. ©2016
262 pages ; 20 cm.
Call Number 616.8527 CAL
Summary "Susan Calman is a well-known comedian and writer who has appeared on countless radio and television programmes, and this is her very personal memoir of how, after many years and with a lot of help and talking, she has embraced her dark side and realised that she can be the most joyous sad person you'll ever meet. Cheer Up Love is funny, poignant and (hopefully) informative. It's always good to talk."--

The global novel : writing the world in the 21st century

Wed, 09/13/2017 - 09:54
by Kirsch, Adam, 1976-
Publisher Columbia Global Reports, [2016] ©2016
105 pages : map ; 19 cm
Call Number 809 KIR

The Pivot : the future of American statecraft in Asia

Wed, 09/13/2017 - 09:54
by Campbell, Kurt M., 1957-
Publisher Twelve, 2016. ©2016
First edition.
xxiii, 399 pages : illustrations, map ; 24 cm
Call Number 327.73051 CAM
Summary "There is a quiet drama playing out in American foreign policy far from the dark contours of upheaval in the Middle East and South Asia and the hovering drone attacks of the war on terror. The United States is in the midst of a substantial and long-term national project, which is proceeding in fits and starts, to reorient its foreign policy to the East. The central tenet of this policy shift-- aka The Pivot--is that the United States will need to do more with and in the Asia-Pacific hemisphere to help revitalize its own economy, to realize the full potential of the region's dramatic innovation, and to keep the peace in the world's most dynamic region where the lions' share of the history of the twenty-first century will be written. This book is about a necessary course correction for American diplomacy, commercial engagement, and military innovation during a time of unrelenting and largely unrewarding conflict. While the United States has intensified its focus on the Asia-Pacific arena relative to previous administrations, much more remains to be done. THE PIVOT is about that future. It explores how the United States should construct a strategy that will position it to maneuver across the East and offers a clarion call for cunning, dexterity, and ingenuity in the period ahead for American statecraft in the Asia-Pacific region."

Un-American : the incarceration of Japanese Americans during World War II

Wed, 09/13/2017 - 09:54
by Cahan, Richard,
Publisher CityFiles Press, 2016. ©2016
First edition.
240 pages : illustrations, map ; 28 cm
Call Number 940.5317 CAH
Summary In 1942 more than 109,000 Japanese Americans, including 70,000 U.S. citizens, were picked up and sent to incarceration centers, most for the duration of the war. It was the shame of America-- and it was documented on film. Cahan and Williams provide a visual history which includes interviews with many of the people reflecting on their experiences.

Home decor cheat sheets : need-to-know stuff for stylish living

Tue, 09/12/2017 - 15:49
by Probus, Jessica,
Publisher Ulysses Press, [2016]
127 pages : color illustrations ; 19 x 24 cm
Call Number 645 PRO

Milk and honey

Tue, 09/12/2017 - 03:48
by Kaur, Rupi,
Publisher Andrews McMeel Publishing, [2015] ©2015
204 pages : illustrations ; 20 cm
Call Number 811.6 KAU
Summary Milk and honey is a collection of poetry and prose about survival. About the experience of violence, abuse, love, loss, and femininity. The book is divided into four chapters, and each chapter serves a different purpose. Deals with a different pain. Heals a different heartache. Milk and honey takes readers through a journey of the most bitter moments in life and finds sweetness in them because there is sweetness everywhere if you are just willing to look.

Television series of the 1970s : essential facts and quirky details

Tue, 09/12/2017 - 03:48
by Terrace, Vincent, 1948-
Publisher Rowman & Littlefield, 2017.
xii, 241 pages 24 cm
Call Number 791.45 TER

Whereas : poems

Tue, 09/12/2017 - 03:48
by Dunn, Stephen, 1939-
Publisher W. W. Norton & Company, [2016] ©2017
xi, 61 pages ; 22 cm
Call Number 811.54 DUN

Buffering : unshared tales of a life fully loaded

Sun, 09/10/2017 - 15:44
by Hart, Hannah, 1986-
Publisher Dey St., [2016] ©2016
First edition.
xiii, 256 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm
Call Number 818.6 HAR
Summary As a professional Internet personality, Hannah Hart spends a lot of time walking the line between public and private. Here, she shares stories from her life that have taken her time to process, in the hope that it will help readers do some internal processing of their own--

Once a saint : an actor's memoir

Sun, 09/10/2017 - 15:44
by Ogilvy, Ian, 1943-
Publisher Constable, 2016.
310 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, portraits ; 24 cm
Call Number 791.45028 OGI
Summary According to the Daily Mail Ian Ogilvy was 'the undisputed star of 1970s TV as the dashing Simon Templar in Return Of The Saint'. The show turned him into a household name, causing him to be touted as the next James Bond. From a liberal upbringing in post-war Britain, boarding school escapades and life at RADA, Ogilvy enjoyed an acting career spanning more than fifty years, including TV show Upstairs, Downstairs and films Witchfinder General, No Sex Please: We're British and Death Becomes Her. His story plays host to a spectacular all-star cast including Boris Karloff, Hayley Mills, Penelope Keith, Derek Nimmo, Timothy Dalton, Derek Jacobi and Meryl Streep, and Ogilvy gives a vivid account from behind the scenes of the Golden Age of television and film. Once a Saint is an amusing and unvarnished story: a tremendously endearing tale from a working actor. His story is modest and endlessly charming, told in such a way that opens a reader's heart to him.

Redemption at Hacksaw Ridge : the gripping true story that inspired the movie

Sun, 09/10/2017 - 15:44
by Herndon, Booton
Publisher Remnant Publications, [2016]
199 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Call Number 940.547573 HER
Summary The men of the 77th Infantry Division couldn't fathom why Private Desmond T. Doss would venture into the horrors of World War II without a single weapon to defend himself. They called him a coward, but the soft--spoken medic insisted that his mission was to heal, not kill. Herndon shares the story of how Doss became the first conscientious objector to receive the Medal of Honor.

The Bible for grown-ups : a new look at the good book

Sun, 09/10/2017 - 15:44
by Loveday, Simon, 1949-
Publisher Icon Books Ltd, 2016. ©2016
xv, 285 pages : illustrations, maps ; 21 cm
Call Number 220.6 LOV
Summary 'The Bible for Grown-Ups' neither requires, nor rejects, belief. It sets out to help intelligent adults make sense of the Bible - a book that is too large to swallow whole, yet too important in our history and culture to spit out. Why do the creation stories in Genesis contradict each other? Did the Exodus really happen? Was King David a historical figure? Why is Matthew's account of the birth of Jesus so different from Luke's? Why was St Paul so rude about St Peter?

Toussaint Louverture : a revolutionary life

Sun, 09/10/2017 - 15:44
by Girard, Philippe R.,
Publisher Basic Books, [2016]
340 pages ; illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Summary "Toussaint Louverture's life was one of hardship, triumph, and contradiction. It began on Saint-Domingue, the richest colony in the Western Hemisphere, where he witnessed first-hand the torture of the enslaved population. Yet he managed to earn his freedom and establish himself as a small-scale planter. He even purchased slaves of his own. In Toussaint Louverture, Philippe Girard tells the incredible tale of how Louverture transformed himself from lowly freedman to revolutionary hero. Working as a coachman for his wealthy, white owners, Louverture traveled across Saint-Domingue, building a network among slaves and free blacks that would form the basis of the slave revolt he engineered in 1791. What followed was a decade of unprecedented bloodletting: about 200,000 people in the colony of Saint-Domingue were killed in battle or murdered. By 1801, Louverture was general and governor of the colony, now called Haiti. But his lifelong quest to be accepted as a member of the French colonial elite ended in despair: in 1802, on Napoleon's orders, he was exiled to France, where he spent the last year of his life in a prison cell. Ten years in the making, Toussaint Louverture is based on extensive archival research in France, Britain, Spain, the United States, and the Caribbean. The book contains many revelations about Louverture's life, from a previously unknown first marriage to the circumstances of his manumission, his exact role in the outbreak of the 1791 Haitian slave revolt, his actions as governor of France's richest colony, and the tragic nature of his death"--Provided by publisher.

American revolutions : a continental history, 1750-1804

Sun, 09/10/2017 - 03:43
by Taylor, Alan, 1955-
Publisher W.W. Norton & Company, [2016] ©2016
First edition.
xvii, 681 pages : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm
Call Number 973.3 TAY
Summary The American Revolution is often portrayed as a high-minded, orderly event whose capstone, the Constitution, provided the ideal framework for a democratic, prosperous nation. Alan Taylor, two-time winner of the Pulitzer Prize, gives us a different creation story in this magisterial history of the nation's founding. Rising out of the continental rivalries of European empires and their native allies, Taylor's Revolution builds like a ground fire overspreading Britain's mainland colonies, fueled by local conditions, destructive, hard to quell. Conflict ignited on the frontier, where settlers clamored to push west into Indian lands against British restrictions, and in the seaboard cities, where commercial elites mobilized riots and boycotts to resist British tax policies. When war erupted, Patriot crowds harassed Loyalists and nonpartisans into compliance with their cause. Brutal guerrilla violence flared all along the frontier from New York to the Carolinas, fed by internal divisions as well as the clash with Britain. Taylor skillfully draws France, Spain, and native powers into a comprehensive narrative of the war that delivers the major battles, generals, and common soldiers with insight and power. With discord smoldering in the fragile new nation through the 1780s, nationalist leaders such as James Madison and Alexander Hamilton sought to restrain unruly state democracies and consolidate power in a Federal Constitution. Assuming the mantle of "We the People," the advocates of national power ratified the new frame of government. But their opponents prevailed in the presidency of Thomas Jefferson, whose vision of a western "empire of liberty" aligned with the long-standing, expansive ambitions of frontier settlers. White settlement and black slavery spread west, setting the stage for a civil war that nearly destroyed the union created by the founders.

CCNA routing and switching complete study guide

Sun, 09/10/2017 - 03:43
by Lammle, Todd,
Publisher Sybex, a Wiley brand, [2016] ©2016
Second edition.
lxv, 1069 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Call Number 004.6 CCN

Amazon Web Services in action

Fri, 09/08/2017 - 21:36
by Wittig, Michael, 1987-
Publisher Manning, [2016]
xxv, 397 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Call Number 004.6782 AMA