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.

1000 Details for Living Interiors, Call Number: 747 O585

Abundance: The Future is Better Than You Think by Peter H. Diamandis and Steven Kotler, Call Number: 303.483 D537a
NOTE: A privileged few have lived in stark contrast to the hardscrabble majority. Conventional wisdom says this gap cannot be closed. But it is closing – fast.

The Aisles Have Eyes: How Retailers Track Your Shopping, Strip Your Privacy, and Define Your Power by Joseph Turow, Call Number: 658.834 T956a

American Serengeti: The Last Big Animals of the Great Plains by Dan Flores, Call Number: 591.509 F634a

Atlas Obscura: An Explorer’s Guide to the World’s Hidden Wonders by Joshua Foer, Dylan Thuras, and Ella Morton, Call Number: 910.41 F654a

Bellevue: Three Centuries of Medicine and Mayhem at America’s Most Storied Hospital by David Oshinksky, Call Number: 362.11 O826b

Best Kept Boy in the World: The Short, Scandalous Life of Denny Fouts, Muse to Truman Capote, Gore Vidal, and Christopher Isherwood by Arthur Vanderbilt, Call Number: 306.74 F782b

Blood Brothers: The Fatal Friendship Between Muhammad Ali and Malcolm X by Randy Roberts and Johnny Smith, Call Number: 796.83 R646b

Bombs, Bullets, and Politicians: France’s Response to Terrorism by Christophe Chowanietz, Call Number: 363.325 C552b

The Book of Joy by His Holiness the Dalai Lama and Archbishop Desmond Tutu with Douglas Abrams, Call Number: 294.3 B916

Cyberphobia: Identity, Trust, Security, and the Internet by Edward Lucas, Call Number: 364.16 L933c

Dragonholder: The Life and Dreams (So Far) of Anne McCaffrey by Todd McCaffrey (her son), Call Number: 813.54 M121d
NOTE: The landmark fantasy writer.

The Firebrand and the First Lady: Portrait of a Friendship: Pauli Murray, Eleanor Roosevelt, and the Struggle for Social Justice by Patricia Bell-Scott, Call Number: 973.917 B435f

Golden Legacy: The Story of Golden Books by Leonard S. Marcus, Call Number: 070.508 M322g

The Great Equalizer: How Main Street Capitalism Can Create an Economy for Everyone by David M. Smick, Call Number: 338.973 S639g

The Hidden Life of Trees: What They Feel, How They Communication, Discoveries from a Secret World by Peter Wohllben, Call Number: 582.16 W846h

In the Shadow of Liberty: The Hidden History of Slavery, Four Presidents, and Five Black Lives by Kenneth C. Davis, Call Number: 306.362 D262i

The Mechanical Horse: How the Bicycle Reshaped American Life by Margaret Guroff, Call Number: 303.48 G981m

The Missing JFK Assassination Film: The Mystery Surrounding the Orville Nix Home Movie of November 22, 1963 by Gayle Nix Jackson, Call Number: 364.152 J128m

Please Make This Look Nice: The Graphic Design Process by Peter Ahlberg, Call Number: 745.4 A285p

The Princeton Field Guide to Dinosaurs (2nd ed.) by Gregory S. Paul, Call Number: 567.9 P324p

The Science of Stress: Living Under Pressure by Gregory L. Fricchione, Ana Ivkovic, and Albert S. Yeung, Call Number: 155.9 F897s

Sex, Drugs and Asperger’s Syndrome: A User Guide to Adulthood by Luke Jackson, Call Number: 618.92 J134s

Sounds and Sweet Airs: The Forgotten Women of Classical Music by Anna Beer, Call Number: 780.9 B415s

The Story of Design: From the Paleolithic to the Present by Charlotte and Peter Fiell, Call Number: 745.409 F463s

Talent Development Around the World by Pedro Sanchez-Escobedo, Call Number: 658.3 S253t
NOTE: By our Spring 2017 Fulbright Visiting Scholar, Dr. Pedro Sanchez.

Talking as Fast as I Can: From Gilmore Girls to Gilmore Girls (and Everything In Between) by Lauren Graham, Call Number: 791.45 G739t

Ten Restaurants That Changed America by Paul Feedman, Call Number: 647.957 F853t

Troubled Refuge: Struggling for Freedom in the Civil War by Chandra Manning, Call Number: 973.7 M283t

Truevine: Two Brothers, A Kidnapping and a Mother’s Quest: A True Story of the American South by Beth Macy, Call Number: 791.35 M177tv

The Vaccine-Friendly Plan: Dr. Paul’s Safe and Effective Approach to Immunity and Health- from Pregnancy Through Your Child’s Teen Years by Paul Thomas and Jennifer Margulis, Call Number: 614.4 T461v

The Wasp That Brainwashed the Caterpillar by Matt Simon, Call Number: 578.4 S595w

Weapons of Math Destruction: How Big Data Increases Inequality and Threatens Democracy by Cathy O’Neill, Call Number: 005.7 O586w

The Work and Lives of Teachers: A Global Perspective by Rosetta Marantz Cohen, Call Number: 371.102 C678w

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