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Edge of Eternity - Ken Follett
Call Number: Follett
ISBN: 0525953094
Publication Date: 2014
East German teacher Rebecca Hoffmann discovers she's been spied on by the Stasi for years and commits an impulsive act that will affect her family for the rest of their lives. George Jakes, the child of a mixed-race couple, bypasses a corporate law career to join Robert F. Kennedy's Justice Department, and finds himself in the middle not only of the seminal events of the civil rights battle, but a much more personal battle of his own. Cameron Dewar, the grandson of a senator, jumps at the chance to do some official and unofficial espionage for a cause he believes in, only to discover that the world is a much more dangerous place than he'd imagined. Dimka Dvorkin, a young aide to Nikita Khrushchev, becomes a prime agent both for good and for ill as the United States and the Soviet Union race to the brink of nuclear war, while his twin sister, Tanya, carves out a role that will take her from Moscow to Cuba to Prague to Warsaw and into history.

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Barbarians at the Gate - Bryan Burrough; John Helyar
Call Number: Burrough
ISBN: 0061655546
Publication Date: 2008
Recounts the twenty-five billion dollar battle for control of RJR Nabisco, at that time the largest takeover in Wall Street history.

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How We Got to Now - Steven Johnson
Call Number: Johnson
ISBN: 1594632960
Publication Date: 2014
From the New York Times-bestselling author of Where Good Ideas Come From and Everything Bad Is Good for You, a new look at the power and legacy of great ideas. In this illustrated volume, Steven Johnson explores the history of innovation over centuries, tracing facets of modern life (refrigeration, clocks, and eyeglass lenses, to name a few) from their creation by hobbyists, amateurs, and entrepreneurs to their unintended historical consequences. Filled with surprising stories of accidental genius and brilliant mistakes-from the French publisher who invented the phonograph before Edison but forgot to include playback, to the Hollywood movie star who helped invent the technology behind Wi-Fi and Bluetooth-How We Got to Now investigates the secret history behind the everyday objects of contemporary life. In his trademark style, Johnson examines unexpected connections between seemingly unrelated fields: how the invention of air-conditioning enabled the largest migration of human beings in the history of the species-to cities such as Dubai or Phoenix, which would otherwise be virtually uninhabitable; how pendulum clocks helped trigger the industrial revolution; and how clean water made it possible to manufacture computer chips. Accompanied by a major six-part television series on PBS, How We Got to Now is the story of collaborative networks building the modern world, written in the provocative, informative, and engaging style that has earned Johnson fans around the globe.

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I'll Give You the Sun - Jandy Nelson
Call Number: Nelson
ISBN: 0803734964
Publication Date: 2014
A story of first love, family, loss, and betrayal told from different points in time, and in separate voices, by artists Jude and her twin brother Noah

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The Sky Is Everywhere - Jandy Nelson
Call Number: Nelson
ISBN: 0803734956
Publication Date: 2010
In the months after her sister dies, seventeen-year-old Lennie falls into a love triangle and discovers the strength to follow her dream of becoming a musician.

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The Book - Alan W. Watts
Call Number: Watts
ISBN: 0679723005
Publication Date: 1989
Drawing upon ancient Hindu philosophy, the author explores the human psyche and the importance of personal identity.

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Unaccountable Accounting - Abraham J. Briloff
Call Number: Briloff
ISBN: 0060104716
Publication Date: 1972
Describes accounting theory and the dubious practices that have emerged in recent years, urging reform to restore the integrity of the accounting profession

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Dark Currents - Jacqueline Carey
Call Number: Carey
ISBN: 0451464788
Publication Date: 2012
Small town Pemkowet, Mich., is a popular tourist destination for humans. It's also home to a thriving 'eldritch community' of supernatural entities, thanks to the presence of the local underworld controlled by the Norse goddess Hel. Daisy Johanssen, a half-demon trying to dodge her innate attraction to the 'Seven Deadlies' while functioning as Hel's agent on Earth and the local link between the eldritch community and the human police, is called in to help investigate the drowning of a local college boy when signs of both foul play and magical residue are found on the body

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Autumn Bones - Jacqueline Carey
Call Number: Carey
ISBN: 0451465180
Publication Date: 2013
Daughter of a demon and supernatural liaison to the Pemkowet Police Department, Daisy Johanssen discovers that a high-ranking official in town is descended from sorcerers who want him back home in Jamaica or they will unleash their dire magic on the town.

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The Language of Food - Dan Jurafsky
Call Number: Jurafsky
ISBN: 0393240835
Publication Date: 2014
Stanford University linguist and MacArthur Fellow Dan Jurafsky dives into the hidden history of food.

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The Marco Effect - Jussi Adler-Olsen
Call Number: Adler-Olsen
ISBN: 0525954023
Publication Date: 2014
The New York Times and internationally bestselling author returns with an astonishing and sinister case for Department Q All fifteen-year-old Marco Jameson wants is to become a Danish citizen and go to school like a normal teenager. But his uncle Zola rules his former gypsy clan with an iron fist. Revered as a god and feared as a devil, Zola forces the children of the clan to beg and steal for his personal gain. When Marco discovers a dead body-proving the true extent of Zola's criminal activities-he goes on the run. But his family members aren't the only ones who'll go to any lengths to keep Marco silent. forever. Meanwhile, the last thing Detective Carl Morck needs is for his assistants, Assad and Rose, to pick up a missing persons case on a whim: Carl's nemesis is his new boss, and he's saddled Department Q with an unwelcome addition. But when they learn that a mysterious teen named Marco may have as much insight into the case as he has fear of the police, Carl is determined to solve the mystery and save the boy. Carl's actions propel the trio into a case that extends from Denmark to Africa, from embezzlers to child soldiers, from seemingly petty crime rings to the very darkest of cover-ups

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The Art of Fiction - Ayn Rand; Tore Boeckmann (Editor); Leonard Peikoff (Introduction by)
Call Number: Rand
ISBN: 0452281547
Publication Date: 2000
Guide for writers and readers. How a writer combines abstract ideas and concrete action to achieve a unity of theme, plot, characterization and style.

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Acquittal - Richard Gabriel
Call Number: Gabriel
ISBN: 042526971X
Publication Date: 2014
October 3, 1995. The shocking outcome of the O.J. Simpson trial leaves a nation divided. July 5, 2011. Casey Anthony walks free despite being convicted by millions on cable news and social media. There are times when something as supposedly simple as a just verdict rises to the level of cultural touchstone. Often these moments hinge on logic that seems flawed and inexplicable-until now. In Acquittal, leading trial consultant Richard Gabriel explains how some of the most controversial verdicts in recent times came to be. Drawing on more than twenty-eight years of experience, Gabriel provides firsthand accounts of his work on high-profile cases, from the tabloid trials of Casey Anthony, O.J. Simpson, Phil Spector, and Heidi Fleiss to the political firestorms involving Enron and Whitewater. An expert on court psychology and communications, Gabriel offers unique insights on defendants, prosecutors, judges, witnesses, journalists, and the most important people in the room: the jury. Through play-by-play breakdowns of the proceedings, Gabriel reveals the differences between a court of law and the court of public opinion, the convoluted mechanics behind jury selection, strategies for creating a careful balance of evidence and doubt, and the difficulties of providing a fair trial in the digital age. Along the way, Gabriel raises hard questions about not only the legal system but about the possibility of justice in an oversaturated media landscape. The courtroom is a natural theater. The stakes are high. The roles are all too familiar. And there is always the chance of a twist ending. Acquittal is a revelatory guide to this riveting, frustrating, fascinating world-the most unpredictable drama in American life

 

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