Summary: Shares the personal success stories of thirty black women in entertainment, business, politics, and the sciences, including Iman, Venus Williams, Whoopi Goldberg, and Michelle Obama.
Publisher / Publication Date: Stewart, Tabori & Chang 2012
Copies Available at Woodmere1 available in Oversize, Call number: OVS 920.72 MCC
Summary: What caused some of the great civilizations of the past to collapse into ruin, and what can we learn from their fates? Diamond weaves an all-encompassing global thesis through a series of historical-cultural narratives. Moving from the prehistoric Polynesian culture of Easter Island to the formerly flourishing Native American civilizations of the Anasazi and the Maya, the doomed medieval Viking...
Publisher / Publication Date: Viking 2005
Copies Available at Fife Lake1 available in Adult, Call number: 304.28 DIA
Summary: "In his international bestsellers Guns, Germs and Steel and Collapse, Jared Diamond transformed our understanding of what makes civilizations rise and fall. Now, in his third book in this monumental trilogy, he reveals how successful nations recover from crises while adopting selective changes -- a coping mechanism more commonly associated with individuals recovering from personal crises....
Publisher / Publication Date: Little, Brown and Company 2019
Copies Available at Kingsley1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 303.48 DIA
Summary: "Christianity and European-style monarchy--the cross and the scepter--were introduced to Scandinavia in the tenth century, a development that was to have profound implications for all of Europe. Cross and Scepter is a concise history of the Scandinavian kingdoms from the age of the Vikings to the Reformation, written by Scandinavia's leading medieval historian. Sverre Bagge shows how the rise...
Publisher / Publication Date: Princeton Univ Pr 2014
Copies Available at Woodmere1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 948.023 BAG
Summary: Profiles the lives of thirteen women who have left their mark on world history, including Caroline Herschel, Marie Curie, Mary Verghese, and Malala Yousafzai.
Publisher / Publication Date: Philomel Books 2018
Copies Available at Woodmere1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 920 CLI
Summary: August, 2008. Marie, a teenager, reported being raped in her Seattle apartment by a masked man. Confronted with inconsistencies, she was charged with false reporting and branded a liar. Years later Colorado detectives discovered they were dealing with a serial rapist. Miller and Armstrong follow the tale of doubt, lies, and a hunt for justice-- and the long history of skepticism toward rape...
Publisher / Publication Date: Crown Publishers 2018