Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Some New (and Cool) Non-Fiction Additions To the Collection

American Fun by John Beckman - The first line in the book jacket: "From the time the Pilgrims landed at Plymouth Rock, Americans have defied their stodgy rules and hierarchies with pranks, dances, stunts, and wild parties, shaping the national character in profound and lasting ways." A history of our wily ways. Find it in the catalog!

The Antidote: Inside the World of New Pharma by Barry Werth - Werth follows the business story of  the pharmaceutical company Vertex, part of one of America's most profitable industries. Find it in the catalog!

Budget Bytes: Over 100 Easy, Delicious Recipes to Slash Your Grocery Bill in Half  by Beth Moncel - Begins with some kitchen basics (like stocking a pantry and becoming friends with your freezer). Includes sample menus and many vegetarian and vegan recipes. Find it in the catalog!

A Curious Madness: An American Combat Psychiatrist, A Japanese War Crimes Suspect, and an Unsolved Mystery From World War II by Eric Jaffe - The author's grandfather, Major Daniel Jaffe, was tasked with determining the sanity, and ability to stand trial for war crimes, of a Japanese man. Includes a section of photos. Find it in the catalog!

Doctor Who: The Vault by Marcus Hearn - Attractive book of the history, including behind the scenes info and a plethora of photos. A must for Doctor Who fanatics. Find it in the catalog!

The Economy of You: Discover Your Inner Entrepreneur and Recession-Proof Your Life by Kimberly Palmer - Thinking of starting your own side business? Check out this book. Find it in the catalog!

I Forgot to Remember: A Memoir of Amnesia by Su Meck - Chronicles a wife and mother's struggle to re-enter the life she doesn't remember after a traumatic brain injury. Find it in the catalog!

Seaside Quilts: Quilting & Sewing Projects for Beach-Inspired Decor by Carol C. Porter & Rebecca J. Hansen - Ah, the beach ... Anyway, I think the title explains is all really. Find it in the catalog!

Where the Locals Go: More Than 300 Places Around the World to Eat, Play, Shop, Celebrate, and Relax compiled by National Geographic - Just as the title suggests, a guide to all the happening places and things to do around the world. Includes lots of photos to entice you. Find it in the catalog!