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.

Cover of the 100 Worst Ideas in History100 of the Worst Ideas in History: Humanity’s Thundering Brainstorms Turned Blundering Brain Farts, Call Number: 909 S655o

Academic Leadership: A Practical Guide to Chairing the Department (2nd ed.) by Deryl R. Leaming, Call Number: 378.1 L436a

The All-American Cowboy Cookbook: Home Cooking on the Range – Over 300 Recipes from the World’s Greatest Cowboys by Ken Beck and Jim Clark, Call Number: 641.597 B393a

American Journal: Fifty Poems for Our Time by Tracy K. Smith, Call Number: 811.6 A512j

Biased: Uncovering the Hidden Prejudice That Shapes What We See, Think, and Do by Jennifer L. Eberhardt, Call Number: 303.3 E162b

Blood, Bones, and Butter: The Inadvertent Education of a Reluctant Chef by Gabrielle Hamilton, Call Number: 641.509 H218b

College Cookbook: An Alternative Plan to the Meal Plan, 200 Quick, Cheap, Nutritious Recipes (Updated edition) by Geri Harrington, Call Number: 641.5 H299c

Emergency Doctor by Edward Ziegler in cooperation with Lewis A. Goldfrank, Call Number: 362.18 Z662e

Founding Finance: How Debt, Speculation, Foreclosures, Protests, and Crackdowns Made Us a Nation by William Hogeland, Call Number: 336.73 H715f

A History of Modern Italy: Transformation and Continuity, 1796 to the Present by Anthony L. Cardoza, Call Number: 945.09 C268h

How to Invent Everything: A Survival Guide for the Stranded Time Traveler by Ryan North, Call Number: 609 N866h

Immigrant America: A Portrait (4th ed. Revised, Updated, and Expanded) by Alejandro Portes and Ruben G. Rumbaut, Call Number: 304.873 P849i

In Search of Deeper Learning: The Quest to Remake the American High School by Jal Mehta and Sarah Fine, Call Number: 373 M498i

Mandela: His Essential Life by Peter Hain, Call Number: 968.065 M271h

A Nation by Design: Immigration Policy in the Fashioning of America by Aristide R. Zolberg. Call Number: 325.73 Z86n

Neither Wolf Nor Dog: On Forgotten Roads With an Indian Elder by Kent Nerburn, Call Number: 978.004 N443n

The New Childhood: Raising Kids to Thrive in a Connected World by Jordan Shapiro, Call Number: 302.231 S529n

Cover of How to Invent EverythingOutsiders: Five Women Writers Who Changed the World (Mary Shelley, Emily Bronte, Virginia Woolf, George Eliot, Olive Schreiner) by Lyndall Gordon, Call Number: 820.992 G663o

Parkland: Birth of a Movement by Dave Cullen, Call Number: 371.782 C967p

Parkland Speaks: Survivors From Majory Stoneman Douglas Share Their Stories, Edited by Sarah Lerner, Call Number: CL 371.782 M344p

The Plot To Destroy Democracy: How Putin and His Spies Are Undermining America and Dismantling the West by Malcolm Nance, 324.973 N176

Social Skills: Developing Effective Interpersonal Communication by Alex Kelly, Call Number: 302 K295s

Topgun: An American Story by Dan Pedersen, Call Number: 358.4 P371t
NOTE: The story of the founder of the Topgun Program. Find out about being a naval aviator.

When the Body Says No: Exploring the Stress-Disease Connection by Gabor Mate, Call Number: 616.08 M425w 2011

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