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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.

African Americans and American Indians in the Revolutionary War by Jack Darrell Crowder, Call Number: 973.308 C953a

Against All Odds: My Story by Chuck Norris with Ken Abraham, Call Number: 796.809 N854a
NOTE: Norris was both a star of both movies and TV, but also one of the top martial artists of the 20th century in real life. (He’s still around but retired from both activities.)

Age of Ambition: Chasing Fortune, Truth, and Faith in the New China by Evan Osnos, Call Number: 951.06 O834a

American Fix: Inside the Opioid Addiction Crisis – And How to End It by Ryan Hampton, Call Number: 362.29 H232a

American Journalism and “Fake News”: Examining the Facts by Seth Ashley, Jessica Roberts, and Adam Maksl, Call Number: 071.3 A826a

American Overdose: The Opioid Tragedy in Three Acts by Chris McGreal, Call Number: 362.29 M147a

Blazing the Trail: Essays by Leading Women in Science by Emma Ideal and Rhiannon Meharchand, Call Number: 509.2 B645

Call Me American: A Memoir by Abdi Nor Iftin, Call Number: 305.89 I239c
NOTE: “Abdi Nor Iftin first fell in love with America from afar. As a child, he learned English by listening to American pop and watching action films starring Arnold Schwarzenegger. When U.S. marines landed in Mogadishu to take on the warlords, Abdi cheered the arrival of these Americans, who seemed as heroic as those of the movies. Sporting American clothes and dance moves, he became known around Mogadishu as Abdi American, but when the radical Islamist group al-Shabaab rose to power in 2006, it became dangerous to celebrate Western culture. Desperate to make a living, Abdi used his language skills to post secret dispatches, which found an audience of worldwide listeners. Eventually, though, Abdi was forced to flee to Kenya.” And came to America.

Chrysalis by Maria Sibylla Merian by Kim Todd, Call Number: 508.092 T634c

A Concise History of Germany (3rd ed) by Mary Fulbrook, Call Number: 943 F962c

Cyberterrorism and Ransomware Attacks by Gary Weiner, Call Number: 363.325 C994

The Deadly Deep: The Definitive History of Submarine Warfare by Iain Ballantyne, Call Number: 359.93 B188d

Food Allergies and Sensitivities: Your Questions Answered by Alice C. Richer, Call Number: 616.975 R529f

The Fossil Hunter: Dinosaurs, Evolution, and the Woman Who Discoveries Changed the World by Shelley Emling, Call Number: 560.92 E539f

Dollars and Sense: How We Misthink Money and How to Spend Smarter by Dan Ariely and Jeff Kreisler, Call Number: 332.024 A698d

Ethics in Science: Ethical Misconduct in Scientific Research (2nd ed.) by John G. D’Angelo, Call Number: 174.95 D182e

Fail Until You Don’t: Find, Grind, Repeat by Bobby Bones, Call Number: 791.44 B712f

The First Ladies of the Republic: Martha Washington, Abigail Adams, Dolley Madison, and the Creation of an Iconic American Role by Jeanne E. Abrams, Call Number: 973.099 A161f

For White Folks Who Teach in the Hood…and the Rest of Y’all Too: Reality Pedagogy and Urban Education by Christopher Emdin, Call Number: 370.917 E533f

Free at Last: A History of the Civil Rights Movement and Those Who Died in the Struggle by Sara Bullard, Call Number: 323.1 B935f

Generation Z: A Century in the Making by Corey Seemiller and Meghan Grace, Call Number: 305.209 S453g

Grace Hopper and the Invention of the Information by Kurt W. Beyer, Call Number: 0004.092 H798b
NOTE: “A Hollywood biopic about the life of computer pioneer Grace Murray Hopper (1906–1992) would go like this: a young professor abandons the ivy-covered walls of academia to serve her country in the Navy after Pearl Harbor and finds herself on the front lines of the computer revolution. She works hard to succeed in the all-male computer industry, is almost brought down by personal problems but survives them, and ends her career as a celebrated elder stateswoman of computing, a heroine to thousands, hailed as the inventor of computer programming…Hopper’s greatest technical achievement was to create the tools that would allow humans to communicate with computers in terms other than ones and zeroes. This advance influenced all future programming and software design and laid the foundation for the development of user-friendly personal computers.”

The Great Stain: Witnessing American Slavery by Noel Rae, Call Number: 306.362 R134g

The Heartbeat of Wounded Knee: Native America from 1890 to the Present by David Treuer, Call Number: 970.004

Heavy: An American Memoir by Kiese Laymon, Call Number: 305.896 L427h
NOTE: A man born poor and black wrestles with the weight not only of his body, but with the legacy of history.

Hezbollah: A Short History (Updated and Expanded 3rd Ed.) by Augustus Richard Norton, Call Number: 324.256 N882h

A History of America in Ten Strikes by Erik Loomis, Call Number: 331.892 L863h

How Bad Do You Want It?: Mastering the Psychology of Mind Over Muscle by Matt Fitzgerald, Call Number: 796.01 F554h

Human Trafficking: Trade for Sex, Labor, and Organs by Bandana Purkayastha and Farhan Navid Yousaf, Call Number: 364.155 P985h

In a Day’s Work: The Fight to End Sexual Violence Against America’s Most Vulnerable Workers by Bernice Yeung, Call Number: 362.88 Y48i

Knowing What to Say: Finding Words to Fit Any Situation by Patti Kelley Criswell, Call Number: CL 302.224 C933k

The Last Black Unicorn by Tiffany Haddish, Call Number: 792.7 H126L
NOTE: The story of a new comedian from foster child to TV star.

Latino Peoples in the New America: Radicalization and Resistance, Edited by Jose A. Cobas, Joe R. Feagin, Daniel J. Delgado and Maria Chavez, Call Number: 305.868 L357p

Leftover Women: The Resurgence of Gender Inequality in China by Leta Hong Fincher, Call Number: 305.409 H772L

The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up: The Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing by Marie Kondo, Call Number: 648 K821L

Maid: Hard Work, Low Pay, and a Mother’s Will to Survive by Stephanie Land, Call Number: 331.4 L253m
NOTE: A promising writers plans are derailed by an unplanned pregnancy and her struggles to find her way back to her dreams and to support her daughter. It tells the story of some of the lowest paid people in society.

Marie Curie: A Life by Susan Quinn, Call Number: 540.92 C975q
NOTE: The noted scientist who overcame obstacles of country and gender to when multiple Nobel prizes and helped use her invention of X-Rays to the frontlines during World War I.

The Man Who Made the Movies: the Meteoric Rise and the Tragic Fall of William Fox by Vanda Krefft, Call Number: 791.43 F794k

The #MeToo Movement by Laurie Collier Hillstrom, Call Number: 362.88 H655m

Public Influence: A Guide to Op-Ed Writing and Social Media Engagement by Mira Sucharov, Call Number: 808.06 S942p

Riding the Waves of Culture: Understanding Diversity in Global Business (Revised and Updated 3rd ed.) by Fons Trompenaars and Charles Hampden-Turner, Call Number: 658.4 T851r

School Choice by David R. Garcia, Call Number: 379.1 G216s

Smarter Workouts: The Science of Exercise made Simple by Pete McCall, Call Number: 613.7 M122s

The Spender’s Guide to Debt-Free Living: How a Spending Fast Helped Me Get From Broke to Badass in Record Time by Anna Newell Jones, Call Number: 332.024 3763s

Waiting on Retirement: Aging and Economic Insecurity in Low-Wage Work by Mary Gatta, Call Number: 306.38 G262w

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