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: 070.92 K483s Title: The Reporter Who Knew Too Much: The Mysterious Death of What’s My Line TV Star and Media Icon Dorothy Kilgallen Author: Mark Shaw
NOTE: A journalist, a celebrity, and writing a book on the JFK assassination when she mysteriously died.
Call Number: 305.42 F699f Title: Fight Like a Girl Author: Clementine Ford
Call Number: 306.4 M888m Title: Millennium: From Religion to Revolution: How Civilization Has Changed Over a Thousand Years Author: Ian Mortimer
Call Number: 320.52 H685s Title: Strangers in the Own Land: Anger and Mourning of the American Right – A Journey to the Heart of Our Political Divide Author: Arlie Russell Hochschild
Call Number: 362.88 K972a Title: Alligator Candy: A Memoir Author: David Kushner
NOTE: The story of how the author’s older brother rode off on his bike as a teenager and disappeared and how it effected the author’s life.
Call Number: 363 S272r Title: The Revenge of Analog: Real Things and Why They Matter Author: David Sax
Call Number: 364.16 K825c Title: The Confidence Game: Why We Fall for It…Every Time Author: Maria Konnikova
Call Number: 364.3 K543a Title: Assassination Generation: Video Games, Aggression, and the Psychology of Killing Author: Lt. Col. Dave Grossman
Call Number: 522.197 S677g Title: The Glass Universe: How the Ladies of the Harvard Observatory Took the Measure of the Stars Author: Dava Sobel
Call Number: 530.11 G556t Title: Time Travel: A History Author: James Gleick
NOTE: How time travel entered our culture and influenced how we view time itself.
Call Number: 616.8 S131a Title: Alzheimer’s Disease Decoded: The History, Present, and Future of Alzheimer’s Disease and Dementia Authors: Ronald Sahyouni, Abradhana Verma, and Jefferson Chen
Call Number: 616.89 S447i Tile: Improving Mental Health: Four Secrets in Plain Sight Author: Dr. Lloyd Sederer
Call Number: 617.092 H467h Title: Heimlich’s Maneuvers: My Seventy Years of Lifesaving Innovation Author: Henry J. Heimlich
Call Number: 759.4 K543m Title: Mad Enchantment: Claude Monet and the Painting of the Water Lilies Author: Ross King
Call Number: 781.66 C834d Title: Devil’s Music, Holy Rollers, and Hillbillies: How America Gave Birth to Rock and Roll Author: James A. Cosby
Call Number: 782.421 M119k Title: Kill ’em and Leave: Searching for James Brown and the American Soul Author: James McBride
Call Number: 791.43 L933j Title: George Lucas: A Life Author: Brian Jay Jones
NOTE: The creator of Star Wars.
Call Number: 791.43 Y948r Title: Reel Inequality: Hollywood Actors and Racism Author: Nancy Wang Yuen
Call Number: 792.028 H523h Title: How to be a Working Actor: The Insider’s Guide to Finding Jobs in Theater, Film, and Television Authors: Mari Lyn Henry and Lynne Rogers
Call Number: 809.03 B717p Title: Phantoms on the Bookshelves Author: Jacques Bonnett
Call Number: 910.4 B916L Title: The Life and Times of the Thunderbolt Kid Author: Bill Bryson
NOTE: A memoir about growing up in Des Moines, Iowa in the 1950s.
Call Number: 972.94 T734g Title: Toussaint Louverture: A Revolutionary Life Author: Philippe Girard
NOTE: From slave to slave owner to revolutionary hero in Hatti.
Call Number: 973.3 P545v Title: Valiant Ambition: George Washington, Benedict Arnold, and the Fate of the American Revolution Author: Nathaniel Philbrick
NOTE: How Washington and Arnold became what we remember them for.
Call Number: 973.8 P857p Title: The Populist Vision Author: Charles Postel
Call Number: 975.7 T577k Title: Ben Tillman and the Reconstruction of White Supremacy Author: Stephen Kantrowitz
Call Number: 978.004 B627j Title: Black Elk: The Life of an American Visionary Author: Joe Jackson
NOTE: A Native American holy man who survived the Indian Wars and whose writings were adapted into Black Elk Speaks considered the great work of Native American literature.