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  • The view from the cheap seats : selected nonfiction

    The view from the cheap seats : selected nonfiction2016

    by Neil Gaiman

    (14,699)

    Summary: "The View from the Cheap Seats brings together... more than sixty pieces of his outstanding nonfiction. Analytical yet playful, erudite yet accessible, this cornucopia explores a broad range of...  more »

    BOOK

    Call #: 828 GAI

    Location: Adult Nonfiction

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • Hostage
    Staff Pick

    Hostage2017

    by Guy Delisle

    (5,472)

    Summary: "In the middle of the night in 1997, Doctors Without Borders administrator Christophe Andre was kidnapped by armed men and taken away to an unknown destination in the Caucasus region. For three...  more »

    BOOK

    Call #: 364.154 DEL

    Location: Adult Nonfiction

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • We tell ourselves stories in order to live : collected nonfiction

    We tell ourselves stories in order to live : collected nonfiction2006

    by Joan Didion

    (1,714)

    Summary: A compilation of essays and nonfiction writings spanning more than forty years includes the author's reflections on politics, lifestyle, place, and cultural figures, including such topics as...  more »

    BOOK

    Call #: 814.54 DID

    Location: Adult Nonfiction

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • The three battles of Wanat : and other true stories

    The three battles of Wanat : and other true stories2016

    by Mark Bowden

    (188)

    Summary: "New York Times bestselling author Mark Bowden has had a prolific career as one of America|s leading journalists and nonfiction writers. His new collection, The Three Battles of Wanat and Other True...  more »

    BOOK

    Call #: 958.104 BOW

    Location: Adult Nonfiction

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • Will & I : a memoir

    Will & I : a memoir2016

    by Clay Byars

    (134)

    Summary: Twins Clay and Will Byars have different lives after Clay is in a traffic accident and suffers a stroke.

    BOOK

    Call #: 616.81 BYA

    Location: Adult Nonfiction

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • If I die in a combat zone, box me up and ship me home

    If I die in a combat zone, box me up and ship me home2014

    by Tim O'Brien

    (9,472)

    Summary: O'Brien's searing memoir of his years as a soldier in Vietnam takes readers with him through the ghostly ambiguities of manhood and morality in a war gone terribly wrong.

    BOOK

    Call #: 959.7043 O'BR

    Location: Adult Nonfiction

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • The life and the adventures of a haunted convict

    The life and the adventures of a haunted convict2016

    by Austin Reed

    (159)

    Summary: "The Life and the Adventures of a Haunted Convict is a rare and original autobiography, a first-person account of a young black man's life as an indentured servant, a juvenile delinquent, and a...  more »

    BOOK

    Call #: 365 REE

    Location: Adult Nonfiction

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  • Rolling blackouts : dispatches from Turkey, Syria, and Iraq
    Staff Pick

    Rolling blackouts : dispatches from Turkey, Syria, and Iraq2016

    by Sarah Glidden , illustrator

    (1,703)

    Summary: "Cartoonist Sarah Glidden accompanies her two friends -- reporters and founders of a journalism non-profit -- as they research potential stories on the effects of the Iraq War on the Middle East and,...  more »

    BOOK

    Call #: 956.7044 GLI

    Location: Adult Nonfiction

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • Ichi-F : a worker's graphic memoir of the Fukushima Nuclear Power Plant

    Ichi-F : a worker's graphic memoir of the Fukushima Nuclear Power Plant2017

    by Kazuto Tatsuta , artist

    (235)

    Summary: "Tatsuta was an amateur artist who signed onto the dangerous task of cleaning up the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Plant, which the workers came to call 'Ichi-F.' This is the story of that challenging...  more »

    BOOK

    Call #: 363.1799 TAT

    Location: Adult Nonfiction

    copies in: 0 of 1 details

  • Rise of the dungeon master : Gary Gygax and the creation of D & D

    Rise of the dungeon master : Gary Gygax and the creation of D & D2017

    by David Kushner

    (1,051)

    Summary: Rise of the Dungeon Master tells, in graphic form, the story of Gary Gygax, co-creator of Dungeons & Dragons, one of the most influential games ever made. Like the game itself, the narrative casts...  more »

    BOOK

    Call #: 794.8 KUS

    Location: Adult Nonfiction

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • Friday, Saturday, Sunday in Texas : a year in the life of Lone Star football, from high school to college to the Cowboys

    Friday, Saturday, Sunday in Texas : a year in the life of Lone Star football, from high school to college to the Cowboys2016

    by Nick Eatman

    (72)

    Summary: A veteran Texas sports writer offers a lively, up-close look at football in Texas - the fullest portrait ever conceived - viewed through the interwoven stories of three teams, Plano Senior High...  more »

    BOOK

    Call #: 796.332 EAT

    Location: Adult Nonfiction

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • You & a bike & a road
    Staff Pick

    You & a bike & a road2017

    by Eleanor Davis

    (1,843)

    Summary: In 2016, acclaimed cartoonist and illustrator Eleanor Davis documented her cross-country bike tour as it happened. The immediacy of Davis' comics journal makes for an incredible chronicle of human...  more »

    BOOK

    Call #: 796.62 DAV

    Location: Adult Nonfiction

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • Junji Ito's cat diary : Yon & Mu

    Junji Ito's cat diary : Yon & Mu2015

    by Junji Itō

    (5,426)

    Summary: Hell-o-kitty! Master of Japanese horror manga Junji Ito presents a series of hissterical tales chronicling his real-life trials and tribulations of becoming a cat owner. Junji Ito, as J-kun, has...  more »

    BOOK

    Call #: 636.8 ITO

    Location: Adult Nonfiction

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • Doom towns : the people and landscapes of atomic testing : a graphic history

    Doom towns : the people and landscapes of atomic testing : a graphic history2017

    by Andrew G Kirk

    (51)

    BOOK

    Call #: 363.1799 KIR

    Location: Adult Nonfiction

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • Run the world : my 3,500-mile journey through running cultures around the globe

    Run the world : my 3,500-mile journey through running cultures around the globe2016

    by Becky Wade

    (1,119)

    Summary: "An elite marathoner describes the year she spent running over 3,500 miles in nine different countries, living with host families and exploring diverse running communities and cultures all over the globe." -- NoveList.

    BOOK

    Call #: 796.42 WAD

    Location: Adult Nonfiction

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • Raising the barre : big dreams, false starts, & my midlife quest to dance The Nutcracker

    Raising the barre : big dreams, false starts, & my midlife quest to dance The Nutcracker2015

    by Lauren Kessler

    (661)

    Summary: An award-winning author's journey to turn off the comfortable cruise-control of midlife and reclaim the daring of her girlhood by dancing in the world's most popular ballet, The Nutcracker, with a professional company.

    BOOK

    Call #: 792.8 KES

    Location: Adult Nonfiction

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • The lost city of the Monkey God : a true story

    The lost city of the Monkey God : a true story2017

    by Douglas J. Preston

    (45,333)

    Summary: Since the days of Cortes, rumors have circulated about a lost city of immense wealth hidden somewhere in the Honduran interior, called the White City or the Lost City of the Monkey God. In 1940,...  more »

    BOOK

    Call #: 972.85 PRE

    Location: Adult Nonfiction

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • My twenty-five years in Provence : reflections on then and now

    My twenty-five years in Provence : reflections on then and now2018

    by Peter Mayle

    (2,637)

    Summary: Peter Mayle, champion of all things Provence, here in a final volume of all new writing, offers vivid recollections from his twenty-five years in the South of France -- lessons learned, culinary...  more »

    BOOK

    Call #: 944 MAY

    Location: Adult Nonfiction

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • Friday night lights : a town, a team, and a dream

    Friday night lights : a town, a team, and a dream2004

    by Buzz Bissinger

    (52,487)

    Summary: Odessa isn't known to be a place big on dreams, but the Panthers help keep the hopes and dreams of this dusty town going. Socially and racially divided, its fragile economy follows the treacherous...  more »

    BOOK

    Call #: 796.3326 BIS

    Location: Adult Nonfiction

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • The antifa comic book : 100 years of fascism and antifa movements

    The antifa comic book : 100 years of fascism and antifa movements2018

    by Gord Hill , artist

    (222)

    Summary: The shocking images of neo-Nazis marching in Charlottesville, Virginia, in the summer of 2017 linger, but so do those of the passionate anti-fascist protesters who risked their lives to do the right...  more »

    BOOK

    Call #: 320.53 HIL

    Location: Adult Nonfiction

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • The comic book story of professional wrestling : a hardcore, high-flying, no-holds-barred history of the one true sport

    The comic book story of professional wrestling : a hardcore, high-flying, no-holds-barred history of the one true sport2018

    by Aubrey Sitterson

    (405)

    Summary: A history of wrestling covers the sport's progress from the carnival days to the dominance of the World Wrestling Federation and the current diverse independent wrestling scene.

    BOOK

    Call #: 796.812 SIT

    Location: Adult Nonfiction

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • Can you ever forgive me? : memoirs of a literary forger

    Can you ever forgive me? : memoirs of a literary forger2018

    by Lee Israel

    (3,441)

    Summary: Before turning to her life of crime -- running a one-woman forgery business out of a phone booth in a Greenwich Village bar and even dodging the FBI, Lee Israel had a legitimate career as an author...  more »

    BOOK

    Call #: 364.163 ISR

    Location: Adult Nonfiction

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • Such a lovely little war : Saigon, 1961-63

    Such a lovely little war : Saigon, 1961-632016

    by Marcelino Truong , artist

    (603)

    Summary: A memoir, in graphic novel form, on the early years of the Vietnam war through the eyes of a young Vietnamese boy.

    BOOK

    Call #: 959.7043 TRU

    Location: Adult Nonfiction

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • I was told to come alone : my journey behind the lines of jihad

    I was told to come alone : my journey behind the lines of jihad2017

    by Souad Mekhennet

    (3,820)

    Summary: The journalist who broke the "Jihadi John" story draws on her personal experience to bridge the gap between the Muslim world and the West and explain the rise of Islamic radicalism. Souad Mekhennet...  more »

    BOOK

    Call #: 363.325 MEK

    Location: Adult Nonfiction

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • The four color comic book history of comics

    The four color comic book history of comics2017

    by Fred Van Lente

    (594)

    Summary: The history of American comics in comics form.

    BOOK

    Call #: 741.5 VAN

    Location: Adult Nonfiction

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • Poppies of Iraq

    Poppies of Iraq2017

    by Brigitte Findakly , artist

    (1,371)

    Summary: A nuanced tender chronicle of the author's relationship with her homeland Iraq, co-written and drawn by her husband, Lewis Trondheim. In spare and elegant detail, they share memories of her middle...  more »

    BOOK

    Call #: 956.704 FIN

    Location: Adult Nonfiction

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • Threads : from the refugee crisis

    Threads : from the refugee crisis2017

    by Kate Evans , artist

    (495)

    Summary: With a heavy heart and bearing artistic gifts, Kate Evans draws the faces of refugees coming from Syria, Africa, and elsewhere to "The Jungle," a makeshift camp in Calais, France, and in doing so...  more »

    BOOK

    Call #: 944 EVA

    Location: Adult Nonfiction

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • The comic book story of beer : the world's favorite beverage from 7000 BC to today's craft brewing revolution
    Staff Pick

    The comic book story of beer : the world's favorite beverage from 7000 BC to today's craft brewing revolution2015

    by Jonathan Hennessey

    (846)

    Summary: Presents the key figures and events that have shaped the development and history of beer, from its beginnings around 7000 BC through today's fascination with craft brewing.

    BOOK

    Call #: 641.23 HEN

    Location: Adult Nonfiction

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • The last girl : my story of captivity, and my fight against the Islamic State

    The last girl : my story of captivity, and my fight against the Islamic State2017

    by Nadia Murad

    (17,087)

    Summary: In this intimate memoir of survival, a former captive of the Islamic State tells her harrowing and ultimately inspiring story. Nadia Murad was born and raised in Kocho, a small village of farmers and...  more »

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    Call #: 956.7044 MUR

    Location: Adult Nonfiction

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • First they killed my father : a daughter of Cambodia remembers

    First they killed my father : a daughter of Cambodia remembers2006

    by Loung Ung

    (38,994)

    Summary: From a childhood survivor of the brutal Pol Pot regime comes an unforgettable narrative of tragedy and spiritual triumph.

    BOOK

    Call #: 959.6 UNG

    Location: Adult Nonfiction

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • Promise me, Dad : a year of hope, hardship, and purpose

    Promise me, Dad : a year of hope, hardship, and purpose2017

    by Joseph R. Biden . Jr

    (20,362)

    Summary: In November 2014, thirteen members of the Biden family gathered on Nantucket for Thanksgiving, a tradition they had been celebrating for the past forty years. It was the one constant in what had...  more »

    BOOK

    Call #: 973.932 BID

    Location: Adult Nonfiction

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • In the enemy's house : the secret saga of the FBI agent and the code breaker who caught the Russian spies

    In the enemy's house : the secret saga of the FBI agent and the code breaker who caught the Russian spies2018

    by Howard Blum

    (885)

    Summary: In 1946, genius linguist and codebreaker Meredith Gardner discovered that the KGB was running an extensive network of strategically placed spies inside the United States, whose goal was to infiltrate...  more »

    BOOK

    Call #: 327.12 BLU

    Location: Adult Nonfiction

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • Why art?

    Why art?2018

    by Eleanor Davis

    (1,584)

    Summary: A treatise on what makes art art, told in graphic novel form.

    BOOK

    Call #: 701.1 DAV

    Location: Adult Nonfiction

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • A year in Provence

    A year in Provence2010

    by Peter Mayle

    (67,834)

    Summary: They had been there often as tourists. They had cherished the dream of someday living all year under the Provençal sun. And suddenly it happened. Here is the month-by month account of the charms...  more »

    BOOK

    Call #: 944 MAY

    Location: Adult Nonfiction

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • Music and bugling

    Music and bugling2008

    by Boy Scouts of America

    (7)

    Summary: Outlines requirements for pursuing a merit badge in music and bugling.

    BOOK

    Call #: 369.43 BOY MUSIC

    Location: Adult Nonfiction

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  • Coin collecting

    Coin collecting2010

    (13)

    Summary: Outlines the requirements for earning the merit badge in coin collecting, including information on the history of coins, paper money, building your collection, determining the condition of the coins, and care and display.

    BOOK

    Call #: 369.43 BOY COIN

    Location: Adult Nonfiction

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • The destiny thief : essays on writing, writers and life

    The destiny thief : essays on writing, writers and life2018

    by Richard Russo

    (790)

    Summary: In these nine essays, Russo provides insight into his life as a writer, teacher, friend, and reader.

    BOOK

    Call #: 814.54 RUS

    Location: Adult Nonfiction

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • True believer : Stalin's last American spy

    True believer : Stalin's last American spy2016

    by Kati Marton

    (459)

    Summary: "This astonishing real-life spy thriller, filled with danger, misplaced loyalties, betrayal, treachery, and pure evil, with a plot twist worthy of John le Carre, is relevant today as a tale of...  more »

    BOOK

    Call #: 327.12 MAR

    Location: Adult Nonfiction

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • Dreamers and deceivers : true stories of the heroes and villains who made America

    Dreamers and deceivers : true stories of the heroes and villains who made America2014

    by Glenn Beck

    (2,014)

    Summary: "The new nonfiction from #1 bestselling author and popular radio and television host Glenn Beck"-- Provided by publisher.

    BOOK

    Call #: 920 BEC

    Location: Adult Nonfiction

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • The creative compass : writing your way from inspiration to publication

    The creative compass : writing your way from inspiration to publication2013

    by Dan Millman

    (133)

    Summary: "How can I become more disciplined? How do I know if I'm talented? Should I self-publish? These are just a few of the perennial and contemporary questions addressed in this delightfully different...  more »

    BOOK

    Call #: 808.02 MIL

    Location: Adult Nonfiction

    copies in: 1 of 1 details