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: CL 629.409 A365L Title: Look to the Stars Author: Buzz Aldrin

Call Number: PB Hoo Title: Bottomland: A Novel Author: Michelle Hoover
NOTE: All Iowa Reads title this year.

Call Number: 153 V222s Title: Suggestible You: The Curious Science of Your Brain’s Ability to Deceive, Transform, and Heal Author: Erik Vance

Call Number: 153.8 B472g Title: Get It Done: From Procrastination to Creative Genius in 15 Minutes a Day Author: Sam Bennett

Call Number: 174.96 J391e Title: The Ethics of Invention: Technology and the Human Future Author: Sheila Jasanoff

Call Number: 302.23 H489m Title: Messengers of the Right: Conservative Media and Transformation of American Politics Author: Nicole Hemmer

Call Number: 305.242 O935 Title: Our Black Sons Matter: Mothers Talk about Fears, Sorrows, and Hopes Editors: George Yancy, Maria del Guadalupe Davidson, and Susan Hadley

Call Number: 305.43 R475w Title: Women and Leadership Author: Deborah L. Rhode

Call Number: 305.5 L4445s Title: A Short History of the U.S. Working Class: From Colonial Times to the Twenty-First Century Author: Paul Le Blanc

Call Number: 305.8 T367s Title: Same Family, Different Colors: Confronting Colorism in America’s Diverse Families Author: Lori L. Tharps

Call Number: 305.9 M135c Title: Cast Away: True Stories of Survival from Europe’s Refugee Crisis Author: Charlotte McDonald-Gibson

Call Number: 333.91 N562g Title: The Global Water Crisis Author: David E. Newton

Call Number: 338.4 G984h Title: How to Make a Spaceship: A Band of Renegades, An Epic Race, and the Birth of Private Spaceflight Author: Julian Guthrie

Call Number: 338.7 C874c Title: Capital Moves: RCA’s Seventy-Year Quest for Cheap Labor Author: Jefferson Cowie

Call Number: 340.092 K355r Title: Florynce “Flo” Kennedy: The Life of a Black Feminist Radical Author: Sherie M. Randolph

Call Number: 355 D177L Title: Legions of Rome: The Definitive History of Every Imperial Roman Emperor Author: Stephen Dando-Collins

Call Number: 355.609 H643w Title: Warriors of the Steepe: A Military History of Central Asia 500 B.C. to 1700 A.D. Author: Erk Hildinger

Call Number: 358.8 L339r Title: The Realization of Star Trek Technologies: The Science, Not Fiction, Behind Brain Implants, Plasma Shields, Quantum Computing, and More Author: Mark E. Lasbury

Call Number: 362.1 G671d Title: Denying to the Grave: Why We Ignore the Facts that Will Save Us Authors: Sara E. Gorman, PhD and Jack M. Gorman, MD

Call Number: 364.024 S552e Title: Exploring and Understanding Careers in Criminal Justice: A Comprehensive Guide Authors: Matthew J. Sheridan and Raymond R. Rainville

Call Number: 364.15 L365r Title: The Rise and Fall of Violent Crime in America Author: Barry Latzer

Call Number: 364.153 L973u Title: Unsportsmanlike Conduct: College Football and the Politics of Rape Author: Jessica Luther

Call Number: 388.3 L767d Title: Driverless: Intelligent Cars and the Road Ahead Authors: Hod Lipson and Melba Kurman

Call Number: 391.4 B499w Title: Women from the Ankle Down: The Story of Shoes and How They Define Us Author: Rachelle Bergstein

Call Number: 397.1 S359s Title: School Choice: The End of Public Education? Author: Mercedes K. Schneider

Call Number: 427.973 K198s Title: Speaking American: How Y’all, Youse, and You Guys Talk A Visual Guide Author: Josh Katz

Call Number: 500.11 C624b Title: Build Your Own Time Machine: The Real Science of Time Travel Author: Brian Clegg

Call Number: 595.78 M358r Title: Rainbow Dust: Three Centuries of Butterfly Delight (new ed) Author: Peter Marren
NOTE: A cultural history of butterflies.

Call Number: 626.99 K141w Title: When Breath Becomes Air Author: Paul Kalanithi

Call Number: 629.13 W954w Title: The Wright Brothers: How They Invented the Airplane Author: Russell Freedman
NOTE: With many original photographs by Wilbur and Orville Wright

Call Number: 629.8 J823r Title: Robots Author: John Jordan

Call Number: 636.8 T891L Title: The Lion in the Living Room: How Housecats Tamed Us and Took Over the World Author: Abigail Tucker

Call Number: 650.1 B777f Title: Finding Time: The Economics of Work-Life Conflict Author: Heather Boushey

Call Number: 658.1 P152w Title: The Women’s Small Business Start-Up Kit: A Step-by-Step Legal Guide (4th ed) Author: Peri Pakroo

Call Number: 658.15 M154h Title: How to Write a Business Plan Author: Mike P. McKeever

Call Number: 658.3 L244w Title: When Generations Collide: Who They Are. Why They Clash. How to Solve the Generational Puzzle at Work Authors: Lynne C. Lancaster and David Stillman

Call Number: 659.1 W959a Title: The Attention Merchants: The Epic Scramble To Get Inside Our Heads Author: Tim Wu

Call Number: 791.45 W768g Title: Oprah Winfrey: A Biography [2nd ed] Author: Helen S. Garson

Call Number: 796.334 W243f Title: Forward:A Memoir Author: Abby Wambach
NOTE: Wambach is a top soccer player and equal rights advocate.

Call Number: 920.72 W131b Title: Behind Every Great Man: The forgotten Women Behind the World’s Famous and Infamous Author: Marlene Wagman-Geller

Call Number: 956.704 B688w Title: Why We Lost: A General’s Inside Account of the Iraq and Afghanistan Wars Author: Daniel P. Bolger

Call Number: 958.104 B612f Title: The Finish: The Killing of Osama Bin Laden Author: Mark Bowden

Call Number: 973.91 R781g Title: Rough Riders: Theodore Roosevelt, His Cowboy Regiment, and the Immortal Charge Up San Juan Hill Author: Mark Lee Gardner

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