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Smith, Jeremy N

Summary: "This taut, true thriller takes a deep dive into a dark world that touches us all, as seen through the brilliant, breakneck career of an extraordinary hacker - a woman known only as Alien"--

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Publisher / Publication Date: 2019

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1 available in New Non-fiction, Call number: 921 ALIEN SMI

Tomlinson, Tommy

7 holds on 2 copies

Summary: "So begins The Elephant in the Room, Tommy Tomlinson's remarkably intimate and insightful memoir of his life as a fat man. When he was almost fifty years old, Tomlinson weighed an astonishing--and dangerous--460 pounds, at risk for heart disease, diabetes, and stroke, unable to climb a flight of stairs without having to catch his breath, or travel on an airplane without buying two seats. Raised...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Simon & Schuster 2019

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Meltzer, Brad

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Summary: "In 1776, an elite group of soldiers were handpicked to serve as George Washington's bodyguards. Washington trusted them; relied on them. But unbeknownst to Washington, some of them were part of a treasonous plan. In the months leading up to the Revolutionary War, these traitorous soldiers, along with the Governor of New York William Tryon and Mayor David Mathews, launched a deadly plot against...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Flatiron Books 2019

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Mezrich, Joshua D.

Summary: A transplant surgeon discusses the pioneers, science, and ethical challenges of organ transplantation as well as the ways that organ transplants have revolutionized medical care, and offers illuminating stories of his own patients.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Harper, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers 2019

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Port, Ian S

Summary: Chronicles the rivalry between the two men who innovated the electric guitar's sound--Leo Fender and Les Paul--and their competition to convince rock stars like The Beatles, Jimi Hendrix, and Eric Clapton to play the instruments they built.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Scribner 2019

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Gubar, Susan

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Summary: "'Tender, unsparing, poignant. . . . [A] love story that braids together intimate self-revelation with a rich meditation on the literature of aging.'-- Stephen Greenblatt. On Susan Gubar's seventieth birthday, she receives a beautiful ring from her husband, a gift that startles her into an appreciation of their luck. As she contemplates their sustaining relationship, Susan considers how older...

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Publisher / Publication Date: W. W. Norton & Company 2019

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Timberlake, Justin

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Summary: "In his first book, Justin Timberlake creates a characteristically dynamic experience, one that combines an intimate, remarkable collection of anecdotes, reflections, and observations on his life and work with hundreds of candid photographs from his personal archives that range from his early years to the present day, in locations around the world, both on and off the stage. Justin discusses...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Harper Design, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers 2018

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Kelly, Scott

Summary: A collection of photographs taken by Commander Scott Kelly documenting his journey on the International Space Station, 250 miles above the earth. One's perspective shifts when one lives for an entire year, as Commander Scott Kelly has. His breathtaking collection of photos document his journey on the International Space Station ... and the unparalleled beauty of our own home planet. His...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Alfred A Knopf 2018

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Idle, Eric

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Summary: Idle reflects on the meaning of his own life in a memoir that takes us on a journey from his childhood in an austere boarding school through his successful career in comedy, television, theater, and film. With anecdotes sprinkled throughout involving close friends and luminaries, he captures a time of tremendous creative output with equal parts hilarity and heart. The year 2019 marks the...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Crown Archetype 2018

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Stewart, Jeffrey C.

Summary: "A tiny, fastidiously dressed man emerged from Black Philadelphia around the turn of the century to mentor a generation of young artists including Langston Hughes, Zora Neale Hurston, and Jacob Lawrence and call them the New Negro--the creative African Americans whose art, literature, music, and drama would inspire Black people to greatness. In The New Negro : The Life of Alain Locke, Jeffrey...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Oxford University Press 2018

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Jacobson, Abbi

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Summary: When Broad City star Abbi Jacobson announced that she planned to drive across the country alone, she was met with lots of questions and opinions. Why wasn't she going with friends? Wouldn't it be incredibly lonely? The North route is better! Was it safe for a woman? The Southern route is the way to go! You should bring mace! And a common one: Why? But Abbi had always found comfort in solitude...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Grand Central Publishing 2018

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Ende, Bernice

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Summary: Riding 2,000 miles on horseback from Montana to New Mexico sounds like a crazy but thrilling dream or pure hardship and exhaustion. According to Bernice Ende, the trip was all that and more. Since swinging her leg over the saddle for that first long ride in 2005 (at the age of 51), Ende has logged more than 29,000 miles in the saddle, crisscrossing North America on horseback - alone. More than...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Farcountry Press 2018

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Salamon, Gayle

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Summary: "The Life and Death of Latisha King examines a single incident, the shooting of 15-year-old Latisha King by 14-year-old Brandon McInerney in their junior high school classroom in Oxnard, California in 2008. The press coverage of the shooting, as well as the criminal trial that followed, referred to Latisha, assigned male at birth, as Larry. Unpacking the consequences of representing the victim...

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Publisher / Publication Date: New York University Press 2018

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Delilah

Summary: The most listened-to woman on U.S. radio, who has distinguished herself as the "Queen of Sappy Love Songs" and America's ultimate romance guru, discusses her off-air life--one full of trials, forgiveness and faith.

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Publisher / Publication Date: RosettaBooks 2018

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Walker, David

Summary: A graphic novel biography of the escaped slave, abolitionist, public speaker, and most photographed man of the nineteenth century, based on his autobiographical writings and speeches, spotlighting the key events and people that shaped the life of this great American.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Ten Speed Press 2018

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1 available in New Non-fiction, Call number: 741.5 WAL

Shraya, Vivek

Summary: "A powerful meditation on the damaging effects of masculinity from a trans girl--a writer with celebrated indie roots and a knack for dismantling assumptions and challenging the status quo. Toxic masculinity takes many insidious forms, from misogyny and sexual harassment to homophobia, transphobia, and bullying. Vivek Shraya has firsthand experience with nearly all of them. As a boy, Vivek...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Penguin, an imprint of Penguin Canada, a division of Penguin Random House Canada Limited 2018

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Kastor, Deena

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Summary: "From an Olympic medalist runner and the record-holder in the women's marathon and half-marathon, a lyrical, inspirational memoir on how harnessing the power of the mind can unlock hidden potential. Deena Kastor was a star youth runner with tremendous promise, yet her career almost ended after college. Her competitive method--run as hard as possible, all the time--brought her to the brink of...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Crown Archetype 2018

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Tweedy, Jeff

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Summary: Wilco singer/songwriter Jeff Tweedy tells stories about his childhood in Belleville, Illinois; the St. Louis record store, rock clubs, and live-music circuit that sparked his songwriting and performing career; and the Chicago scene that brought it all together. He discusses his collaborators in Uncle Tupelo, Wilco, and more; and writes lovingly about his parents, wife Susie, and sons, Spencer...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Dutton 2018

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Griffin, Mark

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Summary: The icon worshiped by moviegoers and beloved by his colleagues appeared to have it all. Yet beneath the suave and commanding star persona, there was an insecure, deeply conflicted, and all too vulnerable human being. Growing up poor in Winnetka, Illinois, Hudson was abandoned by his biological father, abused by an alcoholic stepfather, and controlled by his domineering mother. Despite seemingly...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Harper, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers 2018

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1 available in Adult, Call number: B HUDSON GRI

Giddins, Gary

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Summary: "Bing Crosby dominated American popular culture in a way that few artists ever have. From the dizzy era of Prohibition through the dark days of the Second World War, he was a desperate nation's most beloved entertainer. But he was more than just a charismatic crooner: Bing Crosby redefined the very foundations of modern music, from the way it was recorded to the way it was orchestrated and...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Little Brown & Company 2018

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Bryant, Kobe

Summary: In the wake of his retirement from professional basketball, Kobe "The Black Mamba" Bryant shares his vast knowledge and understanding of the game. Citing an obligation to teach young players, hardcore fans, and devoted students of the game how to play it "the right way," The Mamba Mentality takes us inside the mind of one of the most analytical and creative basketball players ever. Bryant...

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Publisher / Publication Date: MCD, Farrar, Strauss, and Giroux 2018

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Cheng, Long

Summary: "A candid, thrilling memoir from one of the most recognizable, influential, and beloved cinematic personalities in the world. Everyone knows Jackie Chan. Whether it's from Rush Hour, Shanghai Noon, The Karate Kid, or Kung Fu Panda, Jackie is admired by generations of moviegoers for his acrobatic fighting style, comic timing, and mind-bending stunts. In 2016--after fifty-six years in the...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Gallery Books 2018

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1 available in New Non-fiction, Call number: 921 CHAN, JACKIE CHE

Beschloss, Michael R.

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Summary: Presidential historian Michael Beschloss uses original letters, diaries, declassified documents, and interviews to bring us into the room and into the minds of a procession of Chief Executives who took the nation into major conflicts, mobilized Americans for victory, and seized greater power for themselves. From James Madison and the War of 1812 to Lyndon Johnson and Vietnam, we see these...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Crown 2018

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1 available in Adult, Call number: 355.00973 BOS

Souza, Pete

1 hold on 1 copy

Summary: As Chief Official White House Photographer, Pete Souza spent more time alongside President Barack Obama than almost anyone else. His years photographing the President gave him an intimate behind-the-scenes view of the unique gravity of the Office of the Presidency -- and the tremendous responsibility that comes with it. His latest collection is a portrait in Presidential contrasts, telling the...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Little, Brown and Company 2018

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