Search

 
Format:  Audiobooks  |   Books  |   E-Audiobooks  |   E-Books
1 - 40 of 8,390 results
  • Last train to Memphis [Playaway] : the rise of Elvis Presley

    Last train to Memphis : the rise of Elvis Presley2012

    by Peter Guralnick

    Summary: From the moment that he first shook up the world in the mid 1950s, Elvis Presley has been one of the most vivid and enduring myths of American culture. This is the first biography to go past that...  more »

    AUDIOBOOK

    Call #: PLAYAWAY B PRESLEY

    Location: Adult Playways

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • The one thing [CD book] : the surprisingly simple truth behind extraordinary results

    The one thing : the surprisingly simple truth behind extraordinary results2013

    by Gary Keller

    Summary: A guide to help you obtain less of what you don't want, and more of what you do, and "cut through the clutter, achieve better results in less time, build momentum toward your goal, dial down the...  more »

    AUDIOBOOK

    Call #: CD BOOK 650.1 KEL

    Location: Adult CD Books Nonfiction

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • Des Moines regional : Des Moines & western suburb surrounding area

    Des Moines regional : Des Moines & western suburb surrounding area2017

    Summary: Covering the communities of: Des Moines, Adel, Altoona, Ankeny, Bondurant, Carlisle, Clive, Colfax, Cumming, Dallas Center, De Soto, Earlham, Elkhart, Granger, Grimes, Hartford, Indianola, Johnston,...  more »

    BOOK

    Call #: 917.77 DES

    Location: Adult Nonfiction

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • The view from the cheap seats : selected nonfiction

    The view from the cheap seats : selected nonfiction2016

    by Neil Gaiman

    (10,572)

    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: 0 of 1 details

  • Hostage
    Staff Pick

    Hostage2017

    by Guy Delisle

    (3,903)

    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

  • March. Book two

    March. Book two2015

    by John Lewis

    Series: March

    (16,996)

    Summary: After the success of the Nashville sit-in campaign, John Lewis is more committed than ever to changing the world through nonviolence -- but as he and his fellow Freedom Riders board a bus into the...  more »

    BOOK

    Call #: 323.1 LEW YA

    Location: YA Nonfiction

    copies in: 0 of 1 details

  • No summit out of sight : the true story of the youngest person to climb the seven summits

    No summit out of sight : the true story of the youngest person to climb the seven summits2014

    by Jordan Romero

    (1,685)

    Summary: "The story of Jordan Romero, who at the age of 13 became the youngest person ever to reach the summit of Mount Everest. At age 15, he reached the summits of the world's 7 highest mountains"-- Provided by publisher.

    BOOK

    Call #: B ROMERO YA

    Location: YA Biographies

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • The boxer : the true story of Holocaust survivor Harry Haft

    The boxer : the true story of Holocaust survivor Harry Haft2014

    by Reinhard Kleist

    (713)

    Summary: Poland, 1941. Sixteen-year-old Harry Haft is sent to Auschwitz. When he is forced to fight against other inmates for the amusement of the SS officers, Haft shows extraordinary strength and courage,...  more »

    BOOK

    Call #: B HAFT YA

    Location: YA Biographies

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • Really professional Internet person

    Really professional Internet person2015

    by Jenn McAllister

    (1,281)

    Summary: "Jenn McAllister, better known as Jennxpenn, has been obsessed with making videos since she found her parents' video camera at the age of eight. A shy child, Jenn turned to film because, unlike...  more »

    BOOK

    Call #: B MCALLISTER YA

    Location: YA Biographies

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • Hello life!

    Hello life!2015

    by Marcus Butler

    (1,658)

    Summary: Marcus Butler is everyone's best friend. His videos on his YouTube channels gain over 22 million views a month, and his funny, natural style has won him legions of loyal followers over the years. His...  more »

    BOOK

    Call #: B BUTLER YA

    Location: YA Biographies

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • Basketball junkie : a memoir

    Basketball junkie : a memoir2011

    by Chris Herren

    (1,189)

    Summary: Former NBA basketball player Chris Herren chronicles the rise and fall of his basketball career, his struggle with drugs, his marriage to his high-school sweetheart, and life with his children.

    BOOK

    Call #: B HERREN YA

    Location: YA Biographies

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • In real life : my journey to a pixelated world

    In real life : my journey to a pixelated world2015

    by Joey Graceffa

    (7,027)

    Summary: "A confessional, uplifting memoir from the beloved YouTube personality. It's not where you begin that matters. It's where you end up. Twenty-three year old Joey Graceffa has captured the hearts of...  more »

    BOOK

    Call #: B GRACEFFA YA

    Location: YA Biographies

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • Soul surfer : a true story of faith, family, and fighting to get back on the board

    Soul surfer : a true story of faith, family, and fighting to get back on the board2004

    by Bethany Hamilton

    (11,028)

    Summary: Bethany Hamilton, a teenage surfer lost her arm in a shark attack off the coast of Kauai, Hawaii. Not even the loss of her arm keeps her from returning to surfing, the sport she loves.

    BOOK

    Call #: B HAMILTON YA

    Location: YA Biographies

    copies in: 2 of 2 details

  • Jim Thorpe : original All-American

    Jim Thorpe : original All-American2008

    by Joseph Bruchac

    (248)

    Summary: Jim Thorpe played professional football and major league baseball, and won Olympic gold medals in track and field. He'll be forever revered by the sports community and by his Native American...  more »

    BOOK

    Call #: B THORPE YA

    Location: YA Biographies

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • The upstairs room

    The upstairs room1987

    by Johanna Reiss

    (10,321)

    Summary: A Dutch Jewish girl describes the two and a half years she spent in hiding in the upstairs bedroom of a farmer's house during World War II.

    BOOK

    Call #: B REISS YA

    Location: YA Biographies

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • March. Book three

    March. Book three2016

    by John Lewis

    Series: March

    (12,233)

    Summary: Welcome to the stunning conclusion of the award-winning and best-selling MARCH trilogy. Congressman John Lewis, an American icon and one of the key figures of the civil rights movement, joins...  more »

    BOOK

    Call #: 323.1 LEW YA

    Location: YA Nonfiction

    copies in: 0 of 1 details

  • On these courts : a miracle season that changed a city, a once-future star, and a team forever

    On these courts : a miracle season that changed a city, a once-future star, and a team forever2013

    by Wayne B Drash

    (89)

    Summary: Documents the story of "Penny" Hardaway, tracing the injuries that halted his progress as a star athlete and his decision to coach the Lester Middle School basketball team in Memphis, where he helped...  more »

    BOOK

    Call #: B HARDAWAY YA

    Location: YA Biographies

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • Hiroshima

    Hiroshima1989

    by John Hersey

    (54,148)

    Summary: On August 6, 1945, Hiroshima was destroyed by the first atom bomb ever dropped on a city. This book, John Hersey's journalistic masterpiece, tells what happened on that day. Told through the memories...  more »

    BOOK

    Call #: 940.5425 HER YA

    Location: YA Nonfiction

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • The other side of the Wall

    The other side of the Wall2015

    by Simon Schwartz

    (507)

    Summary: "Simon Schwartz was born in 1982 in the GDR (East Germany). One and a half years later, he left the country with his parents, and the family resettled in West Berlin. As political dissidents, his...  more »

    BOOK

    Call #: B SCHWARTZ YA

    Location: YA Biographies

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • A game for swallows : to die, to leave, to return

    A game for swallows : to die, to leave, to return2012

    by Zeina Abirached

    Series: Graphic Universe

    (3,011)

    Summary: When Zeina was born, the civil war in Lebanon had been going on for six years, so it's just a normal part of life for her and her parents and little brother. The city of Beirut is cut in two by...  more »

    BOOK

    Call #: B ABIRACHED YA

    Location: YA Biographies

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • Smashed : story of a drunken girlhood

    Smashed : story of a drunken girlhood2006

    by Koren Zailckas

    (22,199)

    Summary: The author describes her abuse of alcohol.

    BOOK

    Call #: B ZAILCKAS YA

    Location: YA Biographies

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • Red scarf girl : a memoir of the Cultural Revolution

    Red scarf girl : a memoir of the Cultural Revolution1998

    by Ji-li Jiang

    (11,210)

    Summary: An outstanding student and much admired leader of her class, Ji-Li Jiang was poised for a shining future in the Communist party until the Cultural Revolution of 1966. Told with simplicity, innocence...  more »

    BOOK

    Call #: 951.056 JIA YA

    Location: YA Nonfiction

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • Bad boy : a memoir

    Bad boy : a memoir2002

    by Walter Dean Myers

    (2,689)

    BOOK

    Call #: B MYERS YA

    Location: YA Biographies

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • Ghosts of war : the true story of a 19-year-old GI

    Ghosts of war : the true story of a 19-year-old GI2010

    by Ryan Smithson

    (1,226)

    Summary: Ryan Smithson joined the Army Reserve when he was seventeen. Two year later, he was deployed to Iraq as an Army engineer. In this memoir, readers march along one GI's tour of duty. This is an...  more »

    BOOK

    Call #: 956.7044 SMI YA

    Location: YA Nonfiction

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • Louder than words : the first collection three true stories of ordinary girls with extraordinary lives

    Louder than words : the first collection three true stories of ordinary girls with extraordinary lives2010

    (20)

    Summary: Three teen authors describe their experiences with a mother's death and a father's murder, the struggle of a Mennonite with West Nile virus, and life with situational depression and trichotillomania, the urge to pull out all one's hair.

    BOOK

    Call #: 920.72 LOU YA

    Location: YA Nonfiction

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • Tweak : (growing up on methamphetamines)

    Tweak : (growing up on methamphetamines)2009

    by Nic Sheff

    (31,168)

    Summary: Sheff relates his personal struggle with drugs and alcohol in this poignant and often disturbing memoir. Paul Michael Garcia is the perfect choice for narrator; his stern and entirely believable...  more »

    BOOK

    Call #: B SHEFF YA

    Location: YA Biographies

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • Did President Grant really get a ticket for speeding in a horse-drawn carriage? [downloadable ebook] / and other questions about U.S. presidents

    Did President Grant really get a ticket for speeding in a horse-drawn carriage? / and other questions about U.S. presidents2011

    by Sandra Donovan

    (5)

    Summary: The book explores seventeen old believes about U.S. presidents and find out which ones are right, which ones are wrong, and which ones stump even the experts! Find out whether William Henry Harrison...  more »

    EBOOK

    checking availability...

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

    We tell ourselves stories in order to live : collected nonfiction2006

    by Joan Didion

    (1,525)

    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

    (162)

    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

  • My life in dog years

    My life in dog years1999

    by Gary Paulsen

    (3,158)

    Summary: The author describes some of the dogs that have had special places in his life, including his first dog, Snowball, in the Philippines; Dirk, who protected him from bullies; and Cookie, who saved his life.

    BOOK

    Call #: J 636.7 PAU

    Location: Juvenile 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

    (139)

    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

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • The iceberg

    The iceberg2014

    by Marion Coutts

    (1,169)

    Summary: The author recounts the painful time in her life when her husband was dying of a brain tumor while her young son was just developing language.

    BOOK

    Call #: 616.99481 COU

    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

    (539)

    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

  • All the things we never knew : chasing the chaos of mental illness

    All the things we never knew : chasing the chaos of mental illness2015

    by Sheila Hamilton

    (1,047)

    Summary: "Even as a reporter, Sheila Hamilton missed the signs as her husband David's mental illness unfolded before her. By the time she had pieced together the puzzle, it was too late. Her once brilliant,...  more »

    BOOK

    Call #: 616.895 HAM

    Location: Adult Nonfiction

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • The lovers : Afghanistan's Romeo & Juliet : the true story of how they defied their families and escaped an honor killing

    The lovers : Afghanistan's Romeo & Juliet : the true story of how they defied their families and escaped an honor killing2016

    by Rod Nordland

    (960)

    Summary: "An astonishingly powerful and profoundly moving story of a young couple willing to risk everything for love that puts a human face on the ongoing debate about women's rights in the Muslim world....  more »

    BOOK

    Call #: 958.1 NOR

    Location: Adult Nonfiction

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • Living out loud : sports, cancer, and the things worth fighting for

    Living out loud : sports, cancer, and the things worth fighting for2016

    by Craig Sager Sr

    (233)

    Summary: "In Living Out Loud, Craig Sager shares incredible stories from his remarkable career and chronicles his heroic battle. Whether he's sprinting across Wrigley Field mid-game as a college student with...  more »

    BOOK

    Call #: B SAGER

    Location: Adult Biographies

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • 99 : stories of the game

    99 : stories of the game2016

    by Wayne Gretzky

    (1,171)

    Summary: For the first time, Gretzky discusses candidly what the game looks like to him and introduces us to the people who inspired and motivated him: mentors, teammates, rivals, the famous and the lesser...  more »

    BOOK

    Call #: 796.962 GRE

    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

    (58)

    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

  • The undoing project : a friendship that changed our minds

    The undoing project : a friendship that changed our minds2017

    by Michael Lewis

    (37,896)

    Summary: Forty years ago, Israeli psychologists Daniel Kahneman and Amos Tversky wrote a series of studies undoing our assumptions about the decision-making process. Their papers showed the ways in which the...  more »

    BOOK

    Call #: 612.82 LEW

    Location: Adult Nonfiction

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • The undoing project [CD book] : a friendship that changed our minds

    The undoing project : a friendship that changed our minds2016

    by Michael Lewis (read by Dennis Boutsikaris)

    Summary: Forty years ago, Israeli psychologists Daniel Kahneman and Amos Tversky wrote a series of studies undoing our assumptions about the decision-making process. Their papers showed the ways in which the...  more »

    AUDIOBOOK

    Call #: CD BOOK 612.82 LEW

    Location: Adult CD Books Nonfiction

    copies in: 1 of 1 details