Dec. 24-25 - All libraries closed for Christmas.
New Arrivals - Biography
An account of JFK's final months examines his roles in advancing civil rights and the Limited Test Ban Treaty, recounts the death of his premature infant son, and considers what might have occurred had he not been assassinated.
When a broken back and subsequent failed surgery left the author permanently disabled and condemned to a body brace, things looked grim. Then he received a diagnosis of terminal stage IV throat cancer. At his 50th birthday party, it was his son who urged him to fight to go on, which he did. This is his story.
Kizzia captures an era-defining clash between environmentalists and pioneers ignited by a mesmerizing sociopath who held a town and a family captive.
Builds on the author's popular food-centric blog to recount her unconventional upbringing and her unusually happy and occasionally sorrowful life of literary and culinary sensuality.
The pediatrician relates the life-shaping experiences that inspired his career, from the Texas childhood during which he routinely cared for younger cousins to his revolutionary observations of newborn behavior.
"Egypt, The Valley of the Kings, 1905: An American robber baron peers through the hole he has cut in an ancient tomb wall and discovers the richest trove of golden treasure ever seen in Egypt."--Dust flap.
Examines the economic collapse, declining populations, and alcohol-related abuses that the author believes are indicative of Russia's communism-related decline, as the author follows the life of a dissident Orthodox priest, Father Dimitry Dudko.
Combining personal history with dramatic historical events, this extraordinary true story of America's first female rocket scientist shows how her talent for chemistry proved essential for America's early space program.
A self-portrait of the late film legend's golden-era Hollywood life traces her impoverished childhood in North Carolina through the heights of her career, sharing details of her relationships with such figures as Mickey Rooney, Frank Sinatra, and George C. Scott.
The daughter of bounty hunter Duane Chapman recounts her difficult childhood and teen pregnancy and her faith journey to a rewarding, positive life with God.
Presents the life of the American Catholic priest who served as a chaplain in the Korean War, describing his heroic behavior as a prisoner of war which resulted in his being awarded the Medal of Honor posthumously in 2013.
A memoir detailing the haunting and redemptive events of the author's life, covering such topics as his con-man father's betrayal, the murder-suicide of a houseguest, and his decade spent in the Arctic as a translator of Inuit tales.
A portrait of the Victorian-era writer and Anglo-Florentine colony doyenne includes coverage of her work for the London Times, achievements as an avid agriculturalist and relationships with such contemporaries as Mark Twain and Bernard Berenson.
""Ed Hardy" is emblazoned on everything from t-shirts and hats to perfumes and energy drinks. From LA to Japan, his colorful cross-and-bones designs and ribbon-banners have become internationally ubiquitous. But long before the fashion world discovered his iconic designs, the man behind the eponymous brand spearheaded nothing less than a cultural revolution. In Wear Your Dreams, Ed Hardy recounts his genesis as a tattoo artist and leader in the movement to recognize tattooing as a valid and rich art form, through to the ultimate transformation of his career into a multi-billion dollar branding empire. From giving colored pencil tattoos to neighborhood kids at age ten to working with legendary artists like Sailor Jerry to learning at the feet of the masters in Japan, the book explains how this Godfather of Tattoos fomented the explosion of tattoo art and how his influence can be witnessed on everyone, from countless celebs to ink-adorned rockers to butterfly-branded, stroller-pushing moms. With over fifty different product categories, the Ed Hardy brand generates over $700 million in retail sales annually. Vividly packaged with original Ed Hardy artwork and ideal for ink devotees and Ed Hardy aficionados alike, Wear Your Dreams is a never-before-seen look at the tattoo artist who rocked the art world and has left a permanent mark on fashion history. "-- Provided by publisher.
Documents the story of the first British female special agent in World War II, discussing her mixed heritage, daring missions in numerous countries, significant intelligence contributions and subsequent murder by an obsessed colleague.
Documents the story of a partnership between an American doctor and a Nepali doctor to provide eyesight-saving treatments to tens of thousands of patients throughout the world, from cataract-stricken children and blind laborers to elderly patients who live near dangerous mountain trails.
"... biography of a uniquely American place that has endured through wars great and small, through fortunes won and lost, through histories bright and sinister?and of the family that has lived there since its founding as a New England slave plantation three and a half centuries ago"--From publisher description.
A pioneering neuroscientist shares his story of growing up in one of Miami's toughest neighborhoods and how it led him to his groundbreaking work in drug addiction.
The successful actress shares her extraordinary personal journey, detailing her childhood in the Shah's Iran, her escape to Europe after the 1979 revolution, and her arrival in Hollywood.
"Chris Beck played high school football. He bought a motorcycle, much to his mothers dismay, at age 17. He grew up to become a U.S. Navy SEAL, serving our country for twenty years on thirteen deployments, including seven combat deployments, and ultimately earned a Purple Heart and the Bronze Star. To everyone who saw him, he was a hero. A warrior. A man. But underneath his burly beard, Chris had a secret, one that had been buried deep inside his heart since he was a little boy-one as hidden as the panty hose in the back of his drawer. He was transgender, and the woman inside needed to get out. This is the journey of a girl in a mans body and her road to self-actualization as a woman amidst the PTSD of war, family rejection and our societys strict gender rules and perceptions..."--Jacket.