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.
100 Million Years of Food: What Our Ancestors Ate and Why It Matters Today by Stephen Le, Call Number: 641.3 L433o
The Age of Eisenhower: America and the World in the 1950s by William I. Hitchcock, Call Number: 973.921 E363h
Bad Blood: Secrets and Lies in a Silicon Valley Startup by John Carreyrou, Call Number: 338.7 C315b
NOTE: A life changing blood pressure test propelled the company to the high strata of success, one little problem – the technology didn’t actually work…
Baseball and American Culture: A History by John P. Rossi, Call Number: 796.357 R832b
Becoming by Michelle Obama, Call Number: 973.932 O121b
NOTE: Michelle Obama invites readers into her world, chronicling the experiences that have shaped her—from her childhood on the South Side of Chicago to her years as an executive balancing the demands of motherhood and work, to her time spent at the world’s most famous address.
Born on a Tuesday: A Novel by Elnathan John, Call Number: 893 J654b
Brief Answers to the Big Questions by Stephen Hawking, Call Number: 500 H392b
Bruce Lee: A Life by Matthew Polly, Call Number: 791.43 L477p
Building the Greta Society: Inside Lyndon Johnson’s White House by Joshua Zeitz, Call Number: 973.923 J679b
Business Chemistry: Practical Magic for Crafting Powerful Work Relationships by Kim Christfort and Suzanne Vickberg, Call Number: 658.314 C554b
Canids of the World: Wolves, Wild Dogs, Foxes, Jackals, Coyotes, and Their Relatives by Jose R. Castello, Call Number: 599.77 C348c
Chesapeake Requiem: A Year with the Watermen of Vanishing Tangier Island by Earl Swift, Call Number: 639.56 S977c
Constitutional Conflicts Between Congress and the President (6th ed.) by Louis Fisher, Call Number: 342.73 F534c
A Dream Called Home by Reyna Grande, Call Number: 305.868 G751d
NOTE: An undocumented emigrant as a child Reyna followed her parents who had previously moved to LA. Things weren’t a great as she hoped, but eventually became a college student and published author.
The Future is History: How Totalitarianism Reclaimed Russia by Masha Gessen, Call Number: 947.086 G392f
Habeas Data: Privacy vs. the Rise of Surveillance Tech by Cyrus Farivar, Call Number: 323.448 F228h
Heartland: A Memoir of Working Hard and Being Broke in the Richest Country on Earth by Sarah Smarsh, Call Number: 978.1 S636h
NOTE: A woman who grew up among the working poor in Kansas during the 1980s and 1990s.
Henrietta Schmerler and the Murder That Put Anthropology on Trial by Gil Schmerler, Call Number: 364.15 S347h
iGen: Why Today’s Super-Connected Kids Are Growing Up Less Rebellious, More Tolerant, Less Happy – And Completely Unprepared for Adulthood — And What that Means for the Rest of Us by Jean M. Twenge, Call Number: 305.235 T971i
Invisible Man, Got the Whole World Watching: A Young Black Man’s Education by Mychal Denzel Smith, Call Number: 305.242 S655i
Kisses from Katie: A Story of Relentless Love and Redemption by Katie Davis with Beth Clark, Call Number: 362.73 D262k
NOTE: An 18-year-old senior class president from Nashville, Tennessee, disobeyed her parents, lose all but a handful of her friends, and break up with the love of her life so she could move to Uganda and take on a mission. Today she is in the process of adopting 13 children and has established a ministry which provides food and schooling to over 1200 children.
Never Caught: The Washingtons’ Relentless Pursuit of their Runaway Slave, Ona Judge by Erica Armstrong Dunbar, Call Number: 306.362 D898n
One Person, No Vote: How Voter Suppression Is Destroying Our Democracy by Carol Anderson, Call Number: 324.6 A535o
Off the Grid: My Ride from Louisiana to the Panama Canal in an Electric Car by Randy Denmom, Call Number: 917.204 D397o
Return of the King: Lebron James, the Cleveland Cavaliers, and the Greatest Comeback in NBA History by Brian Windhorst and Dave McMenamin, Call Number: 796.323 J279w
The Wide, Wide World by Elizabeth Wetherell, Call Number: 813.4 W284w
NOTE: America’s first best seller.