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From time to time, when we get a collection of related books into the library we like to share a list on a particular topic, but lately we’ve had some books  come in that are too good not to share, even if they don’t fit with a particular theme. These titles are housed in Cedar Rapids, but you can request them to be delivered to any of the other centers at any time.

Call Number: ELA 362.733 Title: Learning to Live: A Black Woman’s Journey  Beyond Foster Care Author: Theresa Cameron

Call Number: 071 A545n Title: The News Media: What Everyone Needs to Know Authors: C.W.Anderson, Leonard Downie, and Michael Schudson

Call Number: 152.3 P832L Title: Laterality: Exploring the Enigma of Left-Handedness Author: Clare Porac

Call Number: 153.4 L666f Title: A Field Guide to Lies: Critical Thinking in the Information Age Author: Daniel J. Levitin

Call Number: 303.66 B571d Title: The Destruction of Memory: Architecture at War (2nd ed.) Author: Robert Bevan
NOTE: “Attacks on Nimrud and Palmyra, the cracked domes of mosques from Iraq to Bosnia, the fall of the World Trade Center towers on 11 September when architectural totems such as these are targeted for destruction in conflicts more than mere buildings are at stake.”

Call Number: 305.242 D996g Title: Girl Trouble: Panic and Progress in the History of Young Women Author: Carol Dyhouse

Call Number: 324.273 M145f Title: A Fierce Discontent: The Rise and Fall of the Progressive Movement in America Author: Michael McGerr

Call Number: 327.73 T583n Title: The Nightingale’s Song Author: Robert Timberg
NOTE:The lives of five Annapolis graduates – John McCain, James Webb, Oliver North, Robert McFarlane, and John Poindexter – to reveal how the Vietnam War continues to haunt America.

Call Number: 332.4 W561n Title: Naked Money: A Revealing Look at What It Is and Why It Matters Author: Charles Wheelan

Call Number: 338.064 A281s Title: The Smartest Places on Earth: Why Rustbelts are the Emerging Hotspots of Global Innovation Authors: Antoine van Agtmael and Fred Bakker

Call Number: 338.476 M471e Title: The End of Detroit: How the Big Three Lost Their Grip on the American Car Market Author: Micheline Maynard

Call Number: 346.73 S822L 2015 Title: Legal Guide for Starting and Running a Small Business (14th ed) Author: Fred S. Steingold

Call Number: 363.34 C878h Title: How the World Breaks: Life in Catastrophe’s Path, From the Caribbean to Siberia Authors: Stan Cox and Paul Cox

Call Number: 363.41 G729c Title: Carry A. Nation: Retelling the Life Author: Fran Grace
NOTE: A leading prohibitionist of the 19th century, Nation was best known for openly attacking saloons and bars and using a hatchet to break up bottles and barrels of liquor.

Call Number: 364.1 W259h Title: Hanging Bridge: Racial Violence and America’s Civil Rights Century Author: Jason Morgan Ward

Call Number: 370.11 N553r Title: Reskilling America: Learning to Labor in the Twenty-First Century Authors: Katherine S. Newman and Hella Winston

Call Number: 372.21 C554i Title: The Importance of Being Little: What Preschoolers Really Need from Grownups Author: Erika Christakis

Call Number: 378.1 M169b Title: Becoming A Student-Ready College: A New Culture of Leadership for Student Success Authors: Tia Brown McNair, Susan Albertine, Michelle Asha Cooper, Nicolre McDonald, and Thomas Major Jr.

Call Number: 378.3 G621p Title: Paying the Price: College Costs, Financial Aid, and The Betrayal of the American Dream Author: Sara Goldrick-Rab

Call Number: 510.92 L481h Title: Hidden Figures: The American Dream and the Untold Story of the Black Women Mathematicians Who Helped Win the Space Race Author: Margot Lee Shetterly

Call Number: 606.85 D688i Title: In a Different Key: The Story of Autism Authors: John Donvan and Caren Zucker

Call Number: 613 W137h Title: The Hand Book: Surviving in a Germ-Filled World Author: Miryam Z. Wahrman

Call Number: 641.3 S642e Title: Eating History: 30 Turning Points in the Making of America Cuisine Author: Andrew F. Smith

Call Number: 650.1 B675e Title: Enough Author: John C. Bogle
NOTE: The Father of Index Investing and founder of Vanguard shares his own journey, filled with famous characters and telling anecdotes, that aims to teach investors the importance of doing the right thing, how to be a strong leader in today’s world, and what it means to have “enough.

Call Number: 658.1 P152s 2016 Title: The Small Business Start-Up Kit: A Step-by-Step Legal Guide Author: Peri H. Pakroo

Call Number: 937.06 G624p Title: Pax Romana: War, Peace, and Conquest in the Roman World Author: Adrian Goldsworthy

Call Number: 947.086 M996n Title: The New Tsar: The Rise and Reign of Vladimir Putin Author: Steven Lee Myers

Call Number: 956.91 C555c Title: Come, Tell me How You Live Author: Agatha Christie
NOTE: Writing as Agatha Christie Mallowan, her legal name after her second marriage, Christie shares Memories from Archaeological Expeditions in the Mysterious Middle East.

Call Number: 973.73 M984s Title: A Savage War: A Military History of the Civil War Authors: Williamson Murray and Wayne Wei-Siang Hsieh

Call Number: 973.8 R311 Title: The Reconstruction Era Editors: Robert K. Sutton and John A. Latschar
NOTE: The NPS has been working on bringing more of the story of Reconstruction into their historic sites. They felt that the books they were finding weren’t keeping up with current Reconstruction research and so they published this one themselves.

Call Number: 973.8 T886r Title: The Roughest Riders: The Untold Story of the Black Soldiers in the Spanish-American War Author: Jerome Tuccille

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