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 Being Mortal: Medicine and What Matters in the End
Artist/Author/Cast:
Gawande, Atul
Call Number:
362.175 G2845b 2014
Description:

Gawande tackles medicine’s hardest challenge: how medicine can not only improve life but also the process of its ending.

The Boys in the Boat: Nine Americans and Their Epic Quest for the Gold at the 1936 Berlin Olympics
Artist/Author/Cast:
Brown, Daniel James
Call Number:
797.1230973 B8776b 2013
Description:

The story of the University of Washington's 1936 eight-oar crew and their epic quest for an Olympic gold medal.

Brain on Fire : My Month of Madness
Artist/Author/Cast:
Cahalan, Susannah
Call Number:
616.8320092 C1322b 2013
Description:

A powerful memoir of a woman's descent into madness and her struggle to recapture her identity.

Cleopatra: A Life
Artist/Author/Cast:
Schiff, Stacy
Call Number:
92 Cleopatra 2010
Description:

Schiff peels back the layers of mystery surrounding Cleopatra and attempts to reveal a legend in her own time.

Dead Wake : The Last Crossing of the Lusitania
Artist/Author/Cast:
Larson, Erik
Call Number:
940.4514 L3345d 2015
Description:

A gripping account of a disaster that shifted the United States' opinion against Germany in World War I.

Destiny of the Republic: A Tale of Madness, Medicine and the Murder of a President
Artist/Author/Cast:
Millard, Candice
Call Number:
973.84092 M6457d 2011
Description:

A splendidly insightful, three-way biography of President James Garfield; Charles Guiteau, his assassin; and inventor Alexander Graham Bell.

For All the Tea in China: How England Stole the World`s Favorite Drink and Changed History
Artist/Author/Cast:
Rose, Sarah
Call Number:
382.41372 R7976f 2010
Description:

A thrilling narrative that follows the journey of a Scottish gardener hired to steal China's tea secrets in 1848.

The Greater Journey: Americans in Paris
Artist/Author/Cast:
McCullough, David
Call Number:
920.009213 M1335g 2011
Description:

A fascinating story of American artists and scientists and their life-changing experiences in 19th century Paris.

Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide
Artist/Author/Cast:
Kristof, Nicholas D.; WuDunn, Sheryl
Call Number:
362.8309172 K9256h 2009
Description:

A Pulitzer Prize winning husband-and-wife reporter team tracks the growing movement to empower women in the developing world.

Have a Little Faith: A True Story
Artist/Author/Cast:
Albom, Mitch
Call Number:
296.7 A3396h 2009
Description:

The story of an unusual request: an 82-year old rabbi asks Albom to deliver his eulogy.

I Am Malala: The Girl Who Stood Up for Education and Was Shot by the Taliban
Artist/Author/Cast:
Yousafzai, Malala
Call Number:
371.822 Y8288i 2013
Description:

When the Taliban took control of a remote valley in Pakistan, one girl fought for her right to an education.

The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks
Artist/Author/Cast:
Skloot, Rebecca
Call Number:
92 Lacks 2010
Description:

The story of a woman whose cancer cells were extensively cultured without her permission in 1951.

In the Garden of Beasts: Love, Terror, and an American Family in Hitler`s Berlin
Artist/Author/Cast:
Larson, Erik
Call Number:
943.086 L33465i 2011
Description:

A vivid portrait of Berlin during Hitler's reign through the eyes of William E. Dodd and his daughter, Martha.

In the Kingdom of Ice: The Grand and Terrible Polar Voyage of the USS Jeannette
Artist/Author/Cast:
Sides, Hampton
Call Number:
910.452 S5687i 2014
Description:

A dramatic account of the ill-fated 19th-century naval expedition to the North Pole.

The Innovators:  How a Group of Hackers, Geniuses, and Geeks Created the Digital Revolution
Artist/Author/Cast:
Isaacson, Walter
Call Number:
004.0922 I7394i 2014
Description:

Walter Isaacson's revealing story of the people who created the computer and the Internet.

The Lost City of Z: A Tale of Deadly Obsession in the Amazon
Artist/Author/Cast:
Grann, David
Call Number:
918.11046 G7592L 2009
Description:

A gripping account of the fate of English explorer, Percy Fawcett and his son in the Brazilian jungle in 1925.

The Man Who Couldn't Stop : OCD and the True Story of a Life Lost in Thought
Artist/Author/Cast:
Adam, David
Call Number:
616.85227 A1932m 2015
Description:

An enlightening and candid exploration that sheds light on the intrusive thoughts of those who suffer from obsessive-compulsive disorder. 

The Map Thief: The Gripping Story of an Esteemed Rare Map Dealer Who Made Millions Stealing Priceless Maps
Artist/Author/Cast:
Blanding, Michael
Call Number:
364.16 B6424m 2014
Description:

The story of an infamous crime, a revered map dealer with an unsavory secret, and the subculture that consumed him.

Meet Me in Atlantis : My Obsessive Quest to Find the Sunken City
Artist/Author/Cast:
Adams, Mark
Call Number:
398.234 A2155m 2015
Description:

An enthralling and humorous account of a quest to solve one of history's greatest mysteries--the lost city of Atlantis.

Modern Romance
Artist/Author/Cast:
Ansari, Aziz; Klinenberg, Eric
Call Number:
646.77A6172m 2015
Description:

Ansari combines irreverernt humor with cutting-edge social science to give us an unforgettable tour of our new romantic world.

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