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December 16, 2017

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Hundreds of books are added to the Library's collection each month. Here are the most recent Nonfiction books for adults.

 

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Frankenstein: The First Two Hundred Years

Frankenstein: The First Two Hundred Years
Frayling, Christopher

On New Year's Day 1818, Mary Shelley's novel Frankenstein was first published in an anonymous three-volume edition of 500 copies. Some thought the book was too radical in implication. A few found the central theme intriguing ... no-one predicted its success. This book, celebrating the two hundredth birthday of Frankenstein, traces, in colourful and engaging ways, the journey of Shelley's Frankenstein from limited edition literature to the bloodstream of contemporary culture. It includes new research on the novel's origins, and a facsimile reprint of the earliest-known manuscript version of the creation scene. Frankenstein's legacy is to be seen all over the world--on small and large screens, in print and online, on stage and on hoardings, in graphic novels, comics and even on cereal packets. From a Regency nightmare, Frankenstein's creature has even become a cuddly childhood companion--thoroughly munstered, so to speak. The real creation myth of modern times--the era of genetic engineering, three-parent babies, nanotechnology, artificial intelligence, robotics and singularity, human/animal interfaces and secularism--is no longer Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden. The real creation myth is Frankenstein. -- Inside jacket flap.


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Holds: 3 on 6 copies

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Let Trump Be Trump: The Inside Story of His Rise to the Presidency

Let Trump Be Trump: The Inside Story of His Rise to the Presidency
Lewandowski, Corey R.

"Donald Tru0mp was a candidate, and now a president, like none that have come before. His startling rise to the White House is the greatest political tale in the history of our republic. Much has been Written about this once-in-a-millennial event but all of those words come from authors outside the orbit of Donald Trump. Now, for the first time, comes the inside story. Written by the guys in the room--two of Trump's closest campaign advisors--Let Trump Be Trump is the eyewitness account of the stories behind the headlines. From the Access Hollywood recording and the Clinton accusers, to Paul Manafort, to the last-moment comeback and a victory that reads like something out of the best suspense novel, Let Trump Be Trump pulls back the curtain on a drama that has mesmerized the whole world--including the palace intrigues of the Mooch, Spicer, Priebus, Bannon, and more. By turns hilarious and intimate, Let Trump Be Trump also offers a view of Donald Trump like you've never seen him, the man whose success in business was built not only on great skill but on loyal relationships and who developed the strongest of bonds with the band of outsiders and idealists who became his team because they believed in him and his message. Written by Trump's campaign manager, the fiery Corey Lewandowski, and Dave Bossie, the consummate political pro and the plaintiff in the famous Citizens United Supreme Court case who helped steer the last critical months of the Trump campaign, Let Trump Be Trump is destined to be the seminal hook about the Trump campaign and presidency."--Dust jacket flap.


Format: Book
Holds: 51 on 5 copies

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The Economics Bible: The Definitive Guide to the Science of Wealth, Money and World Finance

The Economics Bible: The Definitive Guide to the Science of Wealth, Money and World Finance
Pettinger, Tejvan

"The Economics Bible is an accessible, comprehensive and fully illustrated introduction to the models and mechanics that drive the world of money. The economic theories that have shaped nations for centuries and influence the way we live now become clear. From Keynesian models developed during the Depression to how inflation occurs and its effect on interest rates, The Economics Bible makes global finance easily understood. Subjects covered include: Macro-(market-driven) and micro-(citizen-driven) economics; Inflation (rising prices, wages, hyper-inflation); Recession (slow or negative economic growth); Economic forecasting (pundits' predictions, often wrong); How stock markets work (buying and selling, what is the index); Chicago School (free-market economic philosophy); Globalization (the growth of multinational corporations); Labor markets (wages, supply and demand); Adam Smith (the founder of economics); Sub-prime collapse (risky mortgages and sinking real estate values); Free trade (barrier-free intercountry transactions without barrier); The Euro (monetary unit of the European Union). Throughout the book are engaging text boxes, sidebars, quotations, maps and graphs, and other visual tools that help to support the text."--Provided by publisher.


Format: Book
Holds: 0 on 6 copies

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Half Yard Vintage: Sew 23 Gorgeous Accessories From Left-over Pieces of Fabric

Half Yard Vintage: Sew 23 Gorgeous Accessories From Left-over Pieces of Fabric
Shore, Debbie

Sew 23 beautiful, vintage-style items for your home and make wonderful gifts for friends and family.


Format: Book
Holds: 0 on 6 copies

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Uruguay: The Bradt Travel Guide

Uruguay: The Bradt Travel Guide
Burford, Tim


Format: Book
Holds: 0 on 6 copies

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Enrique's Journey

Enrique's Journey
Nazario, Sonia

"Based on the Los Angeles Times newspaper series that won two Pulitzer Prizes, one for feature writing and another for feature photography... Enrique's Journey recounts the unforgettable quest of a Honduran boy looking for his mother, eleven years after she is forced to leave her starving family to find work in the United States. Braving unimaginable peril, often clinging to the sides and tops of freight trains, Enrique travels through hostile worlds full of thugs, bandits, and corrupt cops. But he pushes forward, relying on his wit, courage, hope, and the kindness of strangers."--Page 4 of cover.


Format: Book
Holds: 1 on 8 copies

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The Art of Thinking Clearly

The Art of Thinking Clearly
Dobelli, Rolf, 1966-


Format: Book
Holds: 5 on 8 copies

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IPhone for Seniors for Dummies

IPhone for Seniors for Dummies
Spivey, Dwight

Provides instruction for seniors on using the iPhone, including how to make and receive calls, use email and social media, browse the web, play games, listen to music and podcasts, work with reminders and notifications, and read e-books.


Format: Book
Holds: 6 on 6 copies

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A Gift From Darkness: How I Escaped With My Daughter From Boko Haram

A Gift From Darkness: How I Escaped With My Daughter From Boko Haram
Ibrahim, Patience

When Patience Ibrahim was nineteen, her first husband was murdered by Boko Haram. She fled to the safety of her village and remarried several months later. Having prayed for a child for years, Patience is overjoyed to discover she is pregnant. Soon after, Boko Haram soldiers are at her door. Violently abducted and forced to convert to Islam, she lives in constant terror of what her kidnappers will do. She is alone in the world and fears her life is over. For two months, Patience hides her pregnancy while facing the brutalities of her captors. By the sheer force of her determination to protect her baby, she and her child are able to survive. Now she has entrusted journalist Andrea C. Hoffmann with her story, a powerful first-person account of Boko Haram's atrocities in Nigeria and Cameroon--Provided by publisher.


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Holds: 0 on 5 copies

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50 Things to Do With A Penknife

50 Things to Do With A Penknife
Collins, Matt

"Whether you're a beginner or seasoned whittler, this practical guide to the age-old yet newly popular art of whittling will delight, inspire, and instruct you. Featuring projects that cater to a range of skill levels - including a slingshot, spoon, whistle, chopsticks, fish hook, bookmark, and more eleaborate carvings like a star mobile - Fifty Things to Do with a Penknife is the perfect combination of cool craftsmanship with savvy survival-skill projects, accompanied by detailed step-by-step illustrations, making it ideal for the creative adventurer with a penknife in your life!" -- back cover.


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Holds: 0 on 5 copies

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