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.

Cabeza De Vaca’s Adventures in the Unknown Interior of America, Translated and Edited by Cyclone Covey, Call Number: 970.016 N972c

Another Kind of Madness: A Journey Through the Stigma and Hope of Mental Illness by Stephen P. Hinshaw, Call Number: 616.89 H665a
NOTE: A young man realizes that his father has been hiding a mental illness – severe enough to warrant multiple hospitalizations from his own children. A powerful argument to de-stigmatize mental illness.

The Asshole Survival Guide: How to Deal with People Who Treat You Like Dirt by Robert I. Sutton, Call Number: 650.1 S967a

Building the American Republic: A Narrative History to 1877 (Volume 1) by Harry L. Watson, Call Number: 973 B932

Building the American Republic: A Narrative History from 1877 (Volume 2) by Jane Dailey, Call Number: 973 B932

Can’t Stop, Won’t Stop: A History of the Hip-Hop Generation by Jeff Chang, Call Number: 306.4 C456c

The Complete Guide to Successful Event Planning by Shannon Kilkenny, Call Number: 394.2 K484c

Contemporary India: The Basics by Rekha Datta, Call Number: 954.05 D234c

Destroying a Nation: The Civil War in Syria by Nikolaos Van Dam, Call Number: 320 D154d

Dirty South: Outkast, Lil Wayne, Soulja Boy, and the Southern Rappers Who Reinvented Hip-Hop by Ben Westhoff, Call Number: 782.421 W529d

Educated: A Memoir by Tara Westover, Call Number: 270.092 W536e
NOTE: The child of survivalist parents, at age 17 Tara had never seen a doctor or stepped into a classroom. Through hard work she got accepted and graduated from Brigham Young University and on through Harvard and Cambridge. Now she’s wondering if she can still connect with home too.

Egyptian Art by Bill Manley, Call Number: 709.32 M279e

Evaluation Media Bias by Adam J. Schiffer, Call Number: 302.23 S333e

A False Report: A True Story of Rape in America by T. Christian miller and Ken Armstrong, Call Number: 364.15 M651f

Giving 2.0 Transform Your Giving and Our World by Laura Arrillaga-Anderreessen, Call Number: 361.74 A776g

Gladiators: Fighting to the Death in Ancient Rome by M.C. Bishop, Call Number: 796.093 B622g

Great at Work: How Top Performers Do Less, Work Better, and Achieve More by Morten T. Hansen, Call Number: 650.1 H249g

A History of the Amish (3rd ed.) by Steven M. Nolt, Call Number: 289.73 N798h 2015

Inside Congress: A Guide for Navigating the Politics of the House and Senate Floors by Trevor Corning, Reema Dodin, and Kyle Nevins, Call Number: 325.73 C818i

See the source imageAn Introduction to Popular Culture in the US: People, Politics, and Power by Jenn Brandt and Callie Clare, Call Number: 306.097 B821i

Introduction to Video Production: Studio, field, and Beyond (2nd ed.) by Ronald J. Compesi and Jaime S. Gomez, Call Number: 384.55 C737i

LGBTQ Social Movements by Lisa M. Stulberg, Call Number: 306.76 S934L

The Measure of My Days by Florida Scott-Maxwell, Call Number: 301.43 S428m
NOTE: “We who are old know that age is more than a disability. It is an intense and varied experience….if it is a long defeat it is also a victory…”

The Midwestern Moment: The Forgotten World of Early-Twentieth-Century Midwestern, Regionalism, 1880-1940, Edited by Jon K. Lauck, Call Number: 977 L366m

My Amish Story: Breaking Generations of Silence by Rebecca Borntrager Graber, Call Number: 289.709 G728m

The New Middle East: What Everyone Needs to Know by James L. Gelvin, Call Number: 956.05 G321n

The Oxford Guide to Library Research (4th ed.) by Thomas Mann, Call Number: 025.5 M282o

Pop Art and Design, Edited by Anne Massey and Alex Seago, Call Number: 709.04 P825

Urban Myths About Learning and Education by Pedro de Bruyckere, Paul A. Kirschner, and Casper D. Hulshof, Call Number: 370.1 D288u

Video Game Addiction by David A. Olle and Jean Riescher Westcott, Call Number: 616.858 O496v

Where Am I Wearing?: A Global Tour to the Countries, Factories, and People that Make Our Clothes (Revised and Updated) by Kelsey Timmerman, Call Number: 338.4 T584w

Where the Girls Are: Growing Up Female with the Mass Media by Susan J. Douglas, Call Number: 302.208 D736w

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