New Titles Non-Fiction September 2018 (arrived in August)

Art & Architecture

Atlas of emotion: journeys in art, architecture, and film, Giuliana Bruno. 709 BRU
A highly original endeavor to map the cultural terrain of spatio-visual arts. In an evocative blend of words and pictures, Giuliana Bruno emphasises the connections between "sight" and "site" and "motion" and "emotion."
Charles White: a retrospective, Sarah Kelly Oehler. 759.13 WHI
This is a revelatory reassessment of one of the most influential American artists of the 20th century: Charles White (1918- 1979) is best known for bold, large-scale paintings and drawings of African Americans, meticulously executed works that depict human relationships and socioeconomic struggles with a remarkable sensitivity.
Conversations with Diego Rivera: the monster in his labyrinth, Alfredo Cardona Peña. 759.972 RIV
A year of weekly interviews (1949-1950) with artist Diego Rivera by poet Alfredo Cardona- Pena disclose Rivera's iconoclastic views of life and the art world of that time.
Drawing autism, Jill Mullin. 704.087 MUL
Using artwork created by individuals diagnosed with ASD, Drawing Autism celebrates their artistry and self-expression while also serving as an accessible point of entry into understanding how ASD manifests in individuals.
Drawing for the absolute and utter beginner, Claire Watson Garcia. 741.2 GAR
Folk art fusion: learn to paint colorful contemporary folk art in acrylic, Heather Galler. 751.426 GAL
Fra Angelico: heaven on earth, Nathaniel Silver. 759.5 ANG
Accompanying the exhibition at the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, Boston, this catalogue explores one of the most important artists of the Renaissance. Fra Angelico (c. 1395-1455) transformed painting in Florence with pioneering images, rethinking popular compositions and investing traditional Christian subjects with new meaning.
Going green with vertical landscapes, Vo Trong Nghia. 720.47 GOI
In the 21st century the architects and designers of urban spaces face great challenges to integrate nature in order to transform cement forests into forest cities . More than just a decorative trend, vertical landscapes are a means of bringing life and greenery into metropolitan areas.
In Montparnasse: the emergence of surrealism in Paris, from Duchamp to Dalí, Sue Roe. 709.44 ROE
Jackson Pollock, 1912-1956: at the limit of painting, Leonhard Emmerling. 759.13 POL
The rebel hero of Abstract Expressionism, Jackson Pollock (1912-1956) careened through his life like a firework across the American art landscape. Channeling ideas from sources as diverse as Picasso and Mexican surrealism, he rejected convention to develop his own way of seeing, interpreting, and expressing.
John Singer Sargent & Chicago's gilded age, Annelise K. Madsen. 759.13 SAR
An examination of how the work of the American painter John Singer Sargent was displayed, collected, and influential in the civic and cultural development of Chicago, Illinois during the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries.
Keep calm and carry on: the truth behind the poster, Bex Lewis. 741.67 LEW
This book reveals the truth behind the now infamous poster, tracing its origins to the Second World War, when it was created to allay public panic in the event of a German invasion. This book tells the story of that phenomenon, including colourful posters and archive photographs throughout.
Leonardo da Vinci: the marvellous works of nature and man, Martin Kemp. 709.45 LEO
Mark Dion: misadventures of a 21st-century naturalist, Ruth Erickson. 709.73 DIO
A comprehensive survey of American artist Mark Dion, examining three decades of his critically engaged practice interrogating our relationship with nature.
Methods & theories of art history, Anne D'Alleva. 709 DAL
Art historical theory is a forum of intense, often passionate debate. This book provides an accessible introduction to the range of critical theories used in analyzing art.
Modern masters from Latin America: the Pérez Simên collection, Roxana Velásquez Martínez del Campo. 759.98 PER
Traces the trajectory from the late 1800s to the first decade of our century, expressing the work of seminal figures from countries such as Argentina, Chile, Colombia, Cuba, Mexico, Peru, Brazil and Uruguay.
Monet the collector, Marianne Mathieu. 759.4 MON
Claude Monet, the leading figure in the Impressionist movement, was also a great collector. He lavished great attention on his acquisitions, whether selecting works to buy or taking care of the paintings given to him by his artist friends.
Oil pastel: materials and techniques for today's artist, Kenneth Leslie. 741.23 LES
Oil pastel for the serious beginner, John Elliot. 741.23 ELL
Pick up a pen: draw and doodle with every kind of pen, Frances Moffatt. 741.26 MOF
A playful, quirky, doodly exploration of the humble pen, full of practical ways to make amazing art using markers, ink pens, quills and even ballpoints.
Polidoro da Caravaggio, David Franklin. 709.45 POL
Polidoro da Caravaggio (c. 1500-1543), one of Raphael's most influential and distinctive followers, has not been well treated by time. His significant early frescoes, which graced exterior palace facades in Rome, have perished almost without exception.This much-needed investigation establishes Polidoro's proper place in the canon of art history.
Pollock's modernism, Michael Schreyach. 759.13 POL
Pollock's Modernism' provides a new interpretation of the art of Jackson Pollock (1912-1956), one that is based on a phenomenological investigation of the pictorial effects of particular paintings focusing on major works that span the artist's career; including Mural (1943), Cathedral (1947), Number 1A, 1948, One: Number 31, 1950, and Portrait and a Dream (1953).
The artist's everything handbook: a new guide to drawing and painting, Kate Wilson. 751.4 WIL
The encyclopedia of pastel techniques, Judy Martin. 741.23 MAR
In this exhaustive A-Z reference for artists of all skills, a variety of different pastel types are detailed, from oil through to water-soluble pastels, amongst the multitude of techniques broken down and easily explained.
The first artists: in search of the world's oldest art, Michel Lorblanchet. 709.0112 LOR
Two of the greatest living authorities on Ice Age art delve hundreds of thousands of years into the human past to discover the earliest works of art ever made, drawing on decades of new research.
The short story of art: a pocket guide to key movements, works, themes & techniques, Susie Hodge. 709 HOD
Explores 50 key works, from the wall paintings of Lascaux to contemporary installations, and then links these to sections on art movements, themes and techniques.
The Warsaw Ghetto in American art and culture, Samantha Baskind. 700.4 BAS
The world's most beautiful libraries: Die schönsten Bibliotheken der Welt = Les plus belles bibliotheques du monde, Georg Ruppelt. 727.8 RUP
To paint a war: the lives of the Australian artists who painted the Great War, Richard Travers. 758.93 TRA
Tomma Abts, James Rondeau. 759.3 ABT
With a rigorous approach and self-imposed limitations to both scale and composition, Tomma Abts (b. 1967) has reinvigorated painterly abstraction and its relevance within contemporary art. Using a fixed canvas size and a vertical format, Abts deploys basic formal elements such as arcs, circles, planes, and stripes to create powerful works that are at once subtle and eccentric.
Towards impressionism: landscape painting from Corot to Monet, Suzanne Greub. 709.944 TOW
The Musée des Beaux-Arts, Reims owns the second largest collection of works by Jean- Baptiste Camille Corot after the Louvre, as well as excellent landscape paintings by artists of the Barbizon School. Corot was one of the most significant painters involved with the barbizonists.
Traces of Vermeer, Jane Jelley. 759.9492 VER
Johannes Vermeer's luminous paintings are loved and admired around the world, yet we do not understand how they were made. We see sunlit spaces; the glimmer of satin, silver, and and rust. Jane Jelley explores how Vermeer could have used a lens in the creation of his masterpieces.


A little piece of light: a memoir of hope, prison, and a life unbound, Donna Hylton. 365.973 HYL
Donna Hylton's early life was a nightmare of abuse that left her feeling alone and convinced of her worthlessness. In 1986, at 19 years old, she took part in a horrific act and was sentenced to 25 years to life for kidnapping and second-degree murder. This book tells the heartfelt, often harrowing tale of Donna's journey back to life as she faced the truth about the crime that locked her away for 27 years, and celebrated the family she found inside prison that ultimately saved her.
All in the Downs: reflections on life, landscape and song, Shirley Collins. 781.62 COL
Collins tells the story of that lifelong relationship with English folksong; a dedication to artistic integrity that has guided her through the triumphs and tragedies of her life. All in the Downs combines elements of memoir; from her working-class origins in wartime Hastings to the bright lights of the 1950s folk revival in London, alongside reflections on the role traditional music and the English landscape have played in shaping her vision.
All the answers, Michael Kupperman. 791.44028 KUP
In this moving graphic memoir, Eisner Award-winning writer and artist Michael Kupperman traces the life of his reclusive father; the once-world-famous Joel Kupperman, Quiz Kid.
Always another country: a memoir of exile and home, Sisonke Msimang. 968.06 MSI
Sisonke Msimang was born in exile, the daughter of South African freedom fighters. This is the story of her journey from Africa to America and back again, then on to a new home in Australia. Frank, fierce and insightful, she reflects candidly on growing up an outsider, the naive, heady euphoria of returning at last to her parents' homeland – and her disillusionment with present-day South Africa and its new elites.
An armful of babies and a cup of tea: memoirs of a 1950s health visitor, Molly Corbally. 610.734 COR
After serving as a nurse in WW2, Molly Corbally joined the brand new NHS and became one of the first official District Health Visitors, attending to mothers and babies from all walks of life in the picturesque village near Coventry she came to call home.
Appointment in Arezzo: a friendship with Muriel Spark, Alan Taylor. 823.914 SPA
This book is an intimate, fond and funny memoir of one of the greatest novelists of the last century. This colourful, personal, anecdotal, indiscrete and admiring memoir charts the course of Muriel Spark's life revealing her as she really was.
Battling the oceans in a rowboat: crossing the Atlantic and North Pacific on oars and grit, Mick Dawson. 797.123 DAW
In this nail-biting, man-against-nature true story, Dawson, former Royal Marine Commando, Guinness world record ocean rower and high seas adventurer, takes on the Atlantic and ultimately the North Pacific Oceans.
Benedict Cumberbatch: the biography, Justin Lewis. 791.43028 CUM
This is the story of Benedict Cumberbatch, still only in his thirties, and one of Britain's foremost acting talents, excelling in theatre, television, radio and cinema.
Berenice Abbott: a life in photography, Julia Van Haaften. 770 ABB
The comprehensive biography of the iconic twentieth-century American photographer Berenice Abbott, a trailblazing documentary modernist, author, and inventor. Berenice Abbott is to American photography as Georgia O'Keeffe is to painting or Willa Cather to letters. She was a photographer of astounding innovation and artistry, a pioneer in both her personal and professional life.
Bite me: how Lyme disease stole my childhood, made me crazy, and almost killed me, Ally Hilfiger. 362.196924 HIL
Ally was at a breaking point when she woke up in a psych ward at the age of eighteen. She couldn't put a sentence together, let alone take a shower, eat a meal, or pick up a phone. What had gone wrong? In recent years, she had produced a feature film, a popular reality show for a major network, and had acted in an off-Broadway play. But now, Ally was pushed to a psychotic break after struggling since she was seven years old with physical symptoms that no doctor could explain.
Bitter sweet, Stefan Popper. 940.5318 POP
Bitter Sweet is the true life story of Stefan Popper, written in his own hand, seen through the innocent eyes of a child as he and his twin sister escape Vienna with their parents as the Nazis move in - charting his subsequent childhood years as he lived as a refugee in Cyprus and Tanzania before finally settling in the UK.
Born Trump: inside America's first family, Emily Jane Fox. 973.933 TRU
Emily Jane Fox has spent the last year doing a deep dive into the lives of the President's children. Born Trump is the explosive narrative of her finding as an insider within the most influential family in America.
Caution to the wind, Linda K Ford. 797.124 FOR
On May 5th, 1994, at 9.30 am on a chilly, sunlit day, Ebony, a 36ft Roberts Spray, left the safety of Lyttelton Harbour in New Zealand, to venture into the unknown, where nothing would be predictable. The voyage plan was to follow the famous trade wind route, sailing from New Zealand to England. All too soon, they found themselves battling their way to Sydney, Australia. Caught in a ruthless storm with no contact with the outside world, they were truly alone.
Cecily Neville: mother of Richard III, John Ashdown-Hill. 942.04 YOR
Wife to Richard, Duke of York, mother to Edward IV and Richard III, and aunt to the famous 'Kingmaker', Richard, Earl of Warwick, Cecily Neville was a key player on the political stage of fifteenth-century Britain England. Mythologically rumoured to have been known as 'the Rose of Raby' because of her beauty and her birth at Raby Castle, and as 'Proud Cis' because of her vanity and fiery temper, Cecily's personality and temperament have actually been highly speculated upon.
Codename Intelligentsia: the life and times of the honourable Ivor Montagu, filmmaker, communist, spy, Russell Campbell. 791.43023 MON
He was the son of a hereditary peer, one of the wealthiest men in Britain. His childhood was privileged; at Cambridge, he flourished. At the age of 21, he founded The Film Society, and became a pioneering standard-bearer for film as art. He was a collaborator of Alfred Hitchcock, rescuing The Lodger and later producing his ground-breaking British thrillers The Man Who Knew Too Much, The 39 Steps, Secret Agent and Sabotage.
Ditch the dead weight: how my toughest choice became my greatest mission, Mike Rolls. 362.43 ROL
Mike Rolls was a sports-mad teenager when he contracted a deadly disease on a football trip. Overnight he was fighting for his life. When Mike regained consciousness, he had lost his right leg, half his left foot, two fingers and part of his nose, and had extensive internal injuries. More than just a triumph-over-adversity story.
Eat, drink, run, Bryony Gordon. 796.42 GOR
Bryony Gordon was not a runner. A loafer, a dawdler, a drinker, a smoker, yes. A runner, no. Yet somehow, as she began to recover from the emotional rollercoaster of laying her life bare in her mental health memoir Mad Girl, she started to realise that getting outside, moving her body and talking to others for whom life was also an occasional challenge, might actually help her.
Exile, writer, soldier, spy: Jorge Semprún, Soledad Fox Maura. 863.64 SEM
In this gripping, authoritative biography, Soledad Fox Maura reveals the tumultuous true-life story of the Oscar- winning screenwriter responsible for Z and The War Is Over. A man of many faces, Jorge Semprún perfectly personified the struggles and successes of twentieth-century Europe.
Eye can write: a memoir of a child's silent soul emerging, Jonathan Bryan. 362.198928 BRY
Can you imagine not being able to speak or communicate? The silence, the loneliness, the pain. But, inside you disappear to magical places, and even meet your best friend there. However, most of the time you remain imprisoned within the isolation. Waiting, longing, hoping. Until someone realises your potential and discovers your key, so your unlocking can begin.
Frida, Hayden Herrera. 759.972 KAH
Frida is the story of one of the twentieth century's most extraordinary women, the painter Frida Kahlo. Born near Mexico City, she grew up during the turbulent days of the Mexican Revolution and, at eighteen, was the victim of an accident that left her crippled and unable to bear children. To salvage what she could from her unhappy situation, Kahlo had to learn to keep still, so she began to paint. But her remarkable paintings were only one element of a rich and dramatic life.
Gunning for greatness: my life, Mesut Ízil. 796.334 OZI
Mesut Ízil is a midfield magician, casting an elegant spell over opponents and conjuring passes through gaps lesser mortals can't even see. After an eventful sojourn among the Galacticos of Real Madrid he has savoured silverware at Arsenal, while in 2014 he lifted the World Cup with Germany. But his life and career have been a test of resilience. This is his story.
Harry & Meghan: the wedding album, Robert Jobson. 941.085 HAR
Featuring exquisite photography from throughout the royal couple's lives and the wedding itself.
Heart berries, Terese Marie Mailhot. 362.1968521 MAI
Heart Berries is a powerful, poetic memoir of a woman's coming of age on the Seabird Island Indian Reservation in the Pacific Northwest. Having survived a profoundly dysfunctional upbringing only to find herself hospitalized and facing a dual diagnosis of post traumatic stress disorder and bipolar II disorder;
Her mother's daughter: a memoir, Nadia Wheatley. 823.92 WHE
Born in Australia in 1949, author Nadia Wheatley grew up with a sense of the mystery of her parents' marriage. After her mother's death, the ten-year-old began writing down the stories her mother had told her-of a Cinderella-like childhood, followed by an escape into a career as an army nurse in Palestine and Greece, and as an aid-worker in the refugee camps of post-war Germany. Some fifty years later, the finished memoir is not only a loving tribute but an investigation of the bewildering processes of memory itself.
In the land of my birth: a Palestinian boyhood, Reja-e Busailah. 956.94 BUS
In the Land of My Birth recounts the coming of age of a blind Palestinian boy of modest milieu during the turbulent years leading up to the fall of Palestine in 1948. Above all, it is about the boy's life and his struggles to make his way in the sighted world, his upbringing, schooling, friendships, and adventures.
Jimmy Page: the definitive biography, Chris Salewicz. 781.66 PAG
Drawing upon his extensive research and conversations with the guitarist and his entourage, Chris Salewicz unravels the enigma that is Jimmy Page, presenting a complete portrait of the man and his work.
Leonardo: a restless genius, Antonio Forcellino. 759.5 LEO
In this revelatory account, Antonio Forcellino draws on his expertise; both as historian and as restorer of some of the world's greatest works of art, to give us a more detailed view of Leonardo than ever before.
Madness, mayhem and motherhood, Nikki McWatters. 306.8743 MCW
A wild roller-coaster ride through the ups and downs of motherhood and mental illness. At 26, Nikki found herself knocking on her best friend's door with a suitcase, a jar of coins and two little boys - all she had in the world. Madness, Mayhem and Motherhood is her funny, sad and brutally candid account of her life through poverty, homelessness, child-rearing, friendships, lust, love and loss.
Mandela: his essential life, Peter Hain. 968.065 MAN
Chronicles the life and legacy of one of the twentieth century's most influential and admired statesmen. Charting his development from remote rural roots to city lawyer, freedom fighter, and then political leader, Peter Hain takes an in-depth look at Mandela's rise through the ranks of the African National Congress (ANC) and subsequent 27 years imprisonment on Robben Island.
Marrow: a love story, Elizabeth Lesser. 362.196994 LES
Throughout her life, Elizabeth Lesser has sought understanding about what it means to be true to oneself and, at the same time, truly connected to the ones we love. But when her sister Maggie needs a bone marrow transplant to save her life, and Lesser learns that she is the perfect match, she faces a far more immediate and complex question about what it really means to love honestly, generously, and authentically.
More power: the story of Jurgen Grobler: the most successful Olympic coach of all time, Hugh Matheson. 797.123 GRO
Jurgen Grobler's Olympic coaching career is one of legend, yet the man himself has remained resolutely out of the spotlight. Over the last twenty years he has masterminded British Rowing's incomparable success. And when the difference between gold and silver can mean mere fractions of a second, Jurgen Grobler has consistently delivered Olympic gold through various boat classes and with an ever-changing group of athletes.
Morningstar: growing up with books, Ann Hood. 813.54 HOO
Growing up in a mill town in Rhode Island, in a household that didn't foster a love of literature, Ann Hood discovered nonetheless the companionship of books. She learned to channel her imagination, ambitions, and curiosity by devouring ever-growing stacks. In Morningstar, Hood recollects how The Bell Jar, Marjorie Morningstar, The Harrad Experiment, and The Outsiders influenced her teen psyche and introduced her to topics that could not be discussed at home: desire, fear, sexuality and madness.
My country: a Syrian memoir, Kassem Eid. 956.91 EID
Kassem Eid survived arrest in al-Assad's regime, a chemical weapons attack that shocked the world, and the siege of a city where he fought with the Syrian rebel army. This is his story; a unique and powerfully moving testimony for our times.
My girls: a lifetime with Carrie and Debbie, Todd Fisher. 791.43028 FIS
In December 2016, the world was shaken by the sudden deaths of Carrie Fisher and her mother Debbie Reynolds, two unspeakable losses that occurred in less than twenty-four hours. Debbie's only remaining child, Todd Fisher, shares his heart and his memories of Debbie and Carrie with deeply personal stories from his earliest years to those last unfathomable days. His book, part memoir, part homage, celebrates their legacies.
My life, my fight, Steven Adams. 796.323 ADA
Steven Adams shares the story behind his meteoric rise from the streets of Rotorua to his emerging stardom in the NBA.
My wild ride: the inspiring true story of how one woman's faith and determination helped her overcome life's greatest obstacles, Fiona Johnson. 362.196994 JOH
Fiona Johnson was born a city girl. But she was always drawn to horses. So began a life-long love affair with horses and Rodeo. Fiona eventually moved from city to country when she met the love of her life Matt. Sadly tragedy struck shortly after they were married. Fiona was diagnosed with leukaemia.
Nine lives: my time as MI6's top spy inside al-Qaeda, Aimen Dean. 363.32 DEA
As one of al-Qaeda's most respected scholars and bomb-makers, Aimen Dean rubbed shoulders with the mastermind of the 9/11 attacks and swore allegiance to Osama bin Laden himself. His job was already one of the most dangerous in the world. But what the others didn't know was that he was working undercover for MI6.
No ashes in the fire: coming of age black & free in America, Darnell L. Moore. 306.76 MOO
When Darnell Moore was fourteen, three boys from his neighborhood tried to set him on fire. They cornered him while he was walking home from school, harassed him because they thought he was gay, and poured a jug of gasoline on him. He escaped, but just barely. It wasn't the last time he would face death.
Pence: the path to power, Andrea Neal. 973.933 PEN
Journalist Andrea Neal showcases how the vice president arrived at this position of influence. Neal interviews friends, family, staff, former teachers, and politicians on both sides of the aisle to reveal a multifaceted view of the self-described Christian, Conservative, and Republican – in that order – from his beginnings in a large Irish Catholic family in Columbus.
Prince: an original life in pictures, Mobeen Azhar. 781.66 PRI
Prince: An Original Life in Pictures paints an amazing picture of the artist, through personal anecdotes gleaned from his entourage and beautiful photography. Mobeen Azhar has interviewed the artist's friends specifically for this book in order to find out what the man behind iconic albums such as Purple Rain was really like.
Proud: my fight for an unlikely American dream, Ibtihaj Muhammad. 796.86 MUH
Ibtihaj Muhammad's path to Olympic greatness has been marked with opposition and near-debilitating challenges because of her race, religion, and gender. As the only woman of color and the only religious minority on the U.S. women's saber team, she had to push past sterotypes, misconceptions, and negativity to find her own path to success and Olympic Glory.
Rock bottom: a music writer's journey into madness, Michael Odell. 781.66 ODE
Michael Odell is a rock music writer who takes his responsibility as cultural gatekeeper seriously; he asks rock stars the forbidden questions to discover whether they're worthy of readers' admiration.
Shadow sisters, Shelley Davidow. 305.8 DAV
A brave, heartrending memoir of family, love and longing in the turbulent era of Apartheid in South Africa. During the terrifying years of Apartheid in South Africa, Shelley Davidow's family was a crime. At a time when it was illegal for black and white people to live together, Shelley's social activist parents took in Rosie, an abandoned black three-year-old. Rosie grew up as a beloved daughter and sister in a white household.
Shocking life: the autobiography of Elsa Schiaparelli., Elsa Schiaparelli. 746.92 SCH
Elsa Schiaparelli (1890-1973) was one of the leading fashion designers of the 1920s and 1930s with a flair for the unusual. The first to use shoulder pads, animal print and the inventor of shocking pink, Schiaparelli collaborated with artists including Jean Cocteau, Alberto Giacometti and Salvador Dali, to create extraordinary garments such as the Dali Lobster Dress.
Split personality: the story of Pink, Paul Lester. 781.66 PIN
Updated to include details of Pink's sixth studio album The Truth About Love which was a worldwide #1 hit and the birth of her first child in 2011. Paul Lester traces the extraordinary career of Alicia Beth Moore from Pennsylvania through her stint in the girl group Choice to her present incarnation as global superstar Pink.
The cut out girl: a story of war and family, lost and found, Bart van Es. 940.5318 DE
The extraordinary true story of a young Jewish girl in Holland under Nazi occupation who finds refuge in the homes of an underground network of foster families, one of them the author's grandparents.
The dead eye and the deep blue sea: a graphic memoir of modern slavery, Vannak Anan Prum. 331.76 VAN
Vannak Anan Prum left his village in Cambodia to seek work in Thailand. Men who appeared to be employers on a fishing vessel promised to return him, but instead Vannak was hostage on the vessel for four years of hard labour. Vannak survived in large part by honing his ability to tattoo his shipmates.
The essential James Garner, Stephen H. Ryan. 791.43028 GAR
This book looks at the key feature films, made-for-television movies, and television episodes of Garner's career. The authors discuss each of the actor's most well-known films The Great Escape, The Americanization of Emily, Support Your Local Sheriff! and Murphy's Romance, among others as well as critically acclaimed television movies including Barbarians at the Gate, Breathing Lessons, Decoration Day, Heartsounds, My Names Is Bill W., and Promise.
The first lady of Hollywood: a biography of Louella Parsons, Samantha Barbas. 070.449 PAR
Between 1915 and 1960, Louella Parsons was America's premier movie gossip columnist and in her heyday commanded a following of more than forty million readers. This first full-length biography of Parsons tells the story of her reign over Hollywood during the studio era, her lifelong alliance with her employer, William Randolph Hearst, and her complex and turbulent relationships with noted stars.
The life and rhymes of Benjamin Zephaniah: the autobiography., Benjamin Zephaniah. 821.914 ZEP
Benjamin Zephaniah, who has travelled the world for his art and his humanitarianism, now tells the one story that encompasses it all: the story of his life. In the early 1980s when punks and Rastas were on the streets protesting about unemployment, homelessness and the National Front, Benjamin's poetry could be heard at demonstrations, outside police stations and on the dance floor. His mission was to take poetry everywhere, and to popularise it by reaching people who didn't read books.
The life of Henrietta Anne: daughter of Charles I, Melanie Clegg. 942.062 ORL
Henrietta Anne Stuart, youngest child of Charles I and Henrietta Maria, was born in June 1644 in the besieged city of Exeter at the very height of the English Civil War. The hostilities had separated her parents and her mother was on the run from Parliamentary forces when she gave birth with only a few attendants on hand to give her support. Within just a few days she was on her way to the coast for a moonlit escape to her native France, leaving her infant daughter in the hands of trusted supporters.
The life of Mark Twain: the early years, 1835-1871, Gary Scharnhorst. 813.4 TWA
This book begins the first multi-volume biography of Samuel Clemens to appear in over a century. Gary Scharnhorst has chosen to write a complete biography plotted from beginning to end, from a single point of view, on an expansive canvas.
The making of John Lennon, Francis Kenny. 781.66 LEN
Ths book focusses on the question of what might have caused the downfall of one of the most confident and brilliant musicians of the past century. Kenny emphasises three main influences which helped shape Lennon's creative process and stayed with him throughout his life.
The salt path, Raynor Winn. 796.51 WIN
Just days after Raynor learns that Moth, her husband of 32 years, is terminally ill, their home is taken away and they lose their livelihood. With nothing left and little time, they make the brave and impulsive decision to walk the 630 miles of the sea-swept South West Coast Path, from Somerset to Dorset, via Devon and Cornwall.
The shadow emperor: a biography of Napoléon III, Alan Strauss-Schom. 944.07 NAP
A breakout biography of Louis-Napoleon III, whose controversial achievements have polarized historians. Considered one of the pre-eminent Napoléon Bonaparte experts, Pulitzer Prize-nominated historian Alan Strauss-Schom has turned his sights on another in that dynasty, Napoleon III (Louis-Napoleon) overshadowed for too long by his more romanticized forebear.
The stone crusher: the true story of a father and son's fight for survival in Auschwitz, Jeremy Dronfield. 940.5318 KLE
In 1939, Gustav Kleinmann, a Jewish upholsterer in Vienna, was arrested by the Nazis. Along with his 16-year old son Fritz, he was sent to Buchenwald in Germany, where a new concentration camp was being built. It was the beginning of a six-year odyssey almost without parallel.
The world is what it is: the authorized biography of V.S. Naipaul, Patrick French. 823.914 NAI
V. S. Naipaul is the most compelling literary figure of the last fifty years. Producing, uniquely, masterpieces of both fiction and non-fiction, his is a gift born of a forceful, visionary impulse. With great feeling for his formidable body of work, and exclusive access to his private papers and personal recollections, Patrick French has produced a luminous and astonishing account of this enigmatic genius.
Trafficked: the terrifying true story of a British girl forced into the sex trade, Sophie Hayes. 364.1534 HAY
He'd been her friend for years. He said he loved her. Then she realised she didn't know him at all! Subjected regularly to Kas's verbal, mental and physical abuse, she knew she would never escape.
Why dance?, Sir Jon Trimmer. 792.8 TRI
Sir Jon Trimmer is a Kapiti, Wellington, and New Zealand dance legend. His timespan and durability is unique in world ballet. This is his story.

Business & Management

50 ways to get a job: an unconventional guide to finding work on your terms, Dev Aujla. 650.14 AUJ
Bean counters: the triumph of the accountants and how they broke capitalism, Richard Brooks. 657 BRO
The world's 'Big 4' accountancy firms; PwC, Deloitte, Ernst & Young, and KPMG, have become a gilded elite. Up in the high six figures, an average partner salary rivals that of a premier league footballer. But how has the seemingly humdrum profession of accountancy got to this level? And what is the price we pay for their triumph?
Big potential: five secrets of reaching higher by powering those around you, Shawn Achor. 650.1 ACH
Entering StartUpLand: an essential guide to finding the right job, Jeffrey Bussgang. 658.11 BUS
Executive toughness: the mental-training program to increase your leadership performance, Jason Selk. 658.409 SEL
Feeding the south: a history of Foodstuffs in the South Island 1928-2018, Alan Malcolmson. 381.4564 MAL
How to be a PA: a practical guide to becoming a super-efficient personal assistant, Maria Fuller. 651.37 FUL
My job isn't working!: 10 proven ways to boost your career mojo, Michael Brown. 650.1 BRO
Organizational change for corporate sustainability, Suzanne Benn. 658.406 BEN
Provides new insights into how organizations can transition towards a more responsible way of conducting their business. It charts new thinking on value creation, business models and organizational purpose as the basis of a broader-based transition to a sustainable society.
Talking with your people: a roadmap to achieve better employee communications in the corporate world, Ron Murray. 658.45 MUR
The 100 best business books of all time: what they say, why they matter, and how they can help you, Jack Covert. 650 COV
The agile leader: how to create an agile business in the digital age, Simon Hayward. 658.409 HAY
The best damn web marketing checklist, period! 2.0, Stoney deGeyter. 658.872 DEG
The business of change: how New Zealand organisations can survive and thrive despite digital disruption, Mike Pollok. 658.406 POL
The mentor's companion: a guide to good mentoring practice, Rhianon Washington. 658.3124 WAS
The self-employment survival guide: proven strategies to succeed as your own boss, Jeanne Yocum. 658.041 YOC
The six sigma handbook, Thomas Pyzdek. 658.401 PYZ
This thoroughly revised, industry standard guide delivers all the information you need to apply Lean Six Sigma techniques and dramatically improve processes, profitability, sustainability, and long-term growth. Written by two of the foremost authorities in the field, the book contains full explanations of the latest lean, problem solving and change management principles and methods.
Weird things customers say in bookshops, Jen Campbell. 381.45002 CAM
A John Cleese Twitter question 'What is your pet peeve?', first sparked the "Weird Things Customers Say in Bookshops" blog, which grew over three years into one bookseller's collection of ridiculous conversations on the shop floor.


Faceache. Vol 01, The first 100 scrunges, Ken Reid. 741.5 REI
Hilarious face-changing adventures by one of the greats of British comics! The humorous adventures of Ricky Rubberneck, the boy with a "bendable bonce" whose skin stretches like rubber.
Somnambulance, Fiona Smyth. 741.5 SMY
A comics collection by Canadian cartoonist, painter, and illustrator Fiona Smyth. Over thirty years of comics that feature Fiona's world of sexy ladies, precocious girls, and vindictive goddesses is revealed in all its feminist glory.
The complete Peanuts, 1967 to 1968, Charles M. Schulz. 741.5 SCH
Your black friend and other strangers, Ben Passmore. 741.5 PAS
A collection of culturally charged comics by cartoonist Ben Passmore.

Computing & Digital

A common-sense guide to data structures and algorithms: level up your core programming skills, Jay Wengrow. 005.73 WEN
Adobe After Effects CC: 2018 release, Brie Gyncild. 006.68 GYN
Adobe Animate CC: 2018 release, Russell Chun. 006.69 CHU
Adobe Illustrator CC: 2018 release, Brian Wood. 006.68 WOO
Adobe InDesign CC: 2018 release, Kelly Kordes. 686.225 ANT
Adobe Photoshop CC: 2018 release, Andrew Faulkner. 006.68 FAU
Beginning programming with Python, John Paul Mueller. 005.133 PYT
The easy way to learn programming fundamentals with Python, a remarkably powerful and dynamic programming language that's used in a wide variety of application domains. Some of its key distinguishing features include a very clear, readable syntax, strong introspection capabilities, intuitive object orientation, and natural expression of procedural code.
Fundamentals of database systems, Ramez Elmasri. 005.74 ELM
Parent alert!: how to keep your kids safe online, Nadia Sawalha. 004.67 SAW
Podcasting, Tee Morris. 621.3893 MOR
Offers a fast and easy way to get the know-how you need to produce and distribute one of your very own. Written by a pair of podcasting pioneers, this book shares insight on the technology behind recording, editing, and sharing podcasts, along with tips and tricks on how to produce a pro-level podcast.
Practical Android: 14 complete projects on advanced techniques and approaches, Mark Wickham. 005.2 WIC
Programming ASP.NET Core, Dino Esposito. 005.27 ESP
Python: an introduction to programming, James R. Parker. 005.133 PYT
This book is an introduction to programming concepts that uses Python 3 as the target language.
The Rust programming language, Steve Klabnik. 005.133 RUS
The official book on Rust; a community-developed, systems programming language that runs blazingly fast, prevents segfaults, and guarantees thread safety.
Virtual & augmented reality, Paul Mealy. 006.8 MEA
This book helps you understand what these technologies are, their history, how they're being used, and how they'll affect consumers both personally and professionally in the very near future.

Crafts, Hobbies & Collecting

Diving for starfish: the jeweler, the actress, the heiress, and one of the world's most alluring pieces of jewelry, Cherie Burns. 739.27 BUR
In the mid 1930s, in the workroom of Parisian jeweler Boivin, a jewelry designer created one of the most coveted pieces of jewelry in the world: the famous starfish pin. It was created out of gold and encrusted with 71 cabochon rubies and 241 small amethysts and was distinctive because its five rays were articulated.
Easy-to-make statement jewelry: bold necklaces to dress up or down, Colleen Dorsey. 739.27 EAS
Edward's menagerie: dogs: 50 canine crochet patterns, Kerry Lord. 746.434 LOR
Including patterns for 50 classic dog breeds, Kerry also shows you how to adapt the patterns so you can perfectly capture your own furry best friend in crochet form.
Essential tropical fish setup and maintenance guide, Anne Finlay. 639.34 FIN
Fashion jewelry: a beginner's guide to jewelry making, Courtney Legenhausen. 739.27 LEG
Flowstones: beautiful creations from polymer clay, Amy Goldin. 745.57 GOL
Conceived of by artist Amy Goldin, 'flowstones' are crafted by molding a sheet of polymer clay around a smooth river rock. They impart a sense of calm to the holder, grounded by the weight and soothed by the smooth surface.
Games from childhood: a nostalgic compendium of games we used to play, Karen Dolby. 790.192 GAM
Georg Jensen: Scandinavian design for living, Alison Fisher. 745.4 GEO
This beautifully illustrated catalogue explores how Georg Jensen silver has expanded the boundaries of modern style, changing the look of twentieth-century homes and spreading Scandinavian design around the world.
Granny's kitchen cupboard, John Alexander. 683.8 ALE
Accumulated over many years, 'Granny', the enigmatic collector behind this book, presents an exquisite selection of quirky post-war goods, advertising and kitchen items. In Granny's Kitchen Cupboard you'll find a remarkable array of British twentieth century ephemera.
Know-it-all fashion: the 50 key modes, garments & designers, each explained in under a minute, Rebecca Arnold. 746.92 MCC
Loom kniting: 35 quick and colorful knits on a loom, Lucy Hopping. 746.432 HOP
Mirroring China's past: emperors, scholars, and their bronzes, Tao Wang. 739.51 WAN
A lavishly illustrated book that offers an in-depth look at the cultural practices surrounding the tradition of collecting ancient bronzes in China during the 18th and 19th centuries.
Modern knitted shawls and wraps: 35 warm and stylish designs to knit, from lacy shawls to chunky Afghans, Laura Strutt. 746.432 STR
Modern plus sign quilts: 16 dynamic projects, a variety of techniques, Cheryl Brickey. 746.46 BRI
Nature cuts: a collection of over 20 beautiful papercutting projects and templates, Georgia Low. 736.98 LOW
Oliver + S building block dress: a sewing pattern alteration guide, Liesl Gibson. 646.432 GIB
Party knits: 25 stylish designs for any party, Melody Griffiths. 746.432 GRI
Pom pom animals: 45 easy and adorable projects made from wool, Trikotri. 745.5924 TRI
Simple patchwork projects: 20 animal-themed projects to sew & quilt, Hayley Smith. 746.46 SMI
Stitch & sew: beautifully embroider 31 projects, Aneela Hoey. 746.44 HOE
The beachcomber's companion: an illustrated guide to collecting and identifying beach treasures, Anna Marlis Burgard. 910.914 BUR
The Beachcomber's Companion is an illustrated guide to collecting shells and other beach objects and includes basic tips and fun tidbits for shell collectors: how to clean shells, beachcombing commandments, the beachcomber's toolkit, and an identification guide for 40 shells and beach treasures.
The Oxford handbook of Greek and Roman coinage, William E. Metcalf. 737.4938 OXF
Urban potters: makers in the city, Katie Treggiden. 738 TRE
Zooms in on the crafts revival in the cities and presents a selection of young, influential and inspiring ceramicists from around the globe. Clay is back: the age-old craft of ceramics is being embraced by a new generation of urban makers and collectors.

Crime & Espionage

British concentration camps: a brief history: from 1900-1975, Simon Webb. 365.45 WEB
Conan Doyle for the defence: a sensational murder, the quest for justice and the world's greatest detective writer, Margalit Fox. 364.1523 FOX
Just before Christmas 1908, Marion Gilchrist, a wealthy 82-year-old spinster, was found bludgeoned to death in her Glasgow home. A valuable diamond brooch was missing, and police soon fastened on a suspect; Oscar Slater, a Jewish immigrant who was rumoured to have a disreputable character.
Creepy crawling: Charles Manson and the many lives of America's most infamous family, Jeffrey Melnick. 364.1523 MAN
Reveals how much the Family creepy crawled their way through Los Angeles in the sixties and then on through American social, political, and cultural life for close to fifty years.
Deal with the devil, Grace Tobin. 364.1523 TOB
For ten years after the mysterious death and disappearance of their son Matt in September 2007, Mark and Faye Leveson tirelessly searched bushland for his body and doggedly pursued the man they believed responsible, Michael Atkins.
Hello, shadowlands: inside the meth fiefdoms, rebel hideouts and bomb-scarred party towns of Southeast Asia, Patrick Winn. 364.106 WIN
An expose of Southeast Asia's criminal underworld in the 21st century and its surprising links to the West.
In plain sight: the Kaufman County prosecutor murders, Kathryn Casey. 364.1524 CAS
On a cold January morning, the killer executed Assistant District Attorney Mark Hasse in broad daylight. Eight shots fired a block from the Kaufman County Courthouse.
Lying for money: how legendary frauds reveal the workings of our world, Dan Davies. 364.163 DAV
A veteran regulatory economist and market analyst, Dan Davies has years of experience picking the bones out of some of the most famous frauds of the modern age. Now he reveals the big picture that emerges from their labyrinths of deceit.
Me & Lee: how I came to know, love and lose Lee Harvey Oswald, Judyth Vary Baker. 364.1524 BAK
Judyth Vary was once a promising science student who dreamed of finding a cure for cancer; this expose is her account of how she strayed from a path of mainstream scholarship at the University of Florida to a life of espionage in New Orleans with Lee Harvey Oswald.
Shattering silences: strategies to prevent sexual assault, heal survivors, and bring assailants to justice, Christopher Johnston. 364.1532 JOH
Straight from the pig's mouth: the life and crimes of a Kiwi detective, Al Lester. 363.20993 LES
This book takes you into the life of a New Zealand police detective. I tell it how it was and spare few details so that you too can see the world through one policeman's eyes. The stories contained in this book range from the humorous, strange and bizarre to extreme violence and murders.
The onion field, Joseph Wambaugh. 364.1523 WAM
This is the frighteningly true story of two young cops and two young robbers whose separate destinies fatally cross one march night in a bizarre execution in a deserted Los Angeles field.
The prisoner, Kerry Tucker. 365.43 TUC
Kerry Tucker seemed to be a typical suburban mother of two, but she had a terrible secret: she was stealing money from her employers. When her crime was discovered she was sentenced to seven years in a maximum-security prison, alongside Victoria's most notorious criminals.
The sun does shine: how I found life and freedom on death row, Anthony Ray Hinton. 364.66 HIN
The Sun Does Shine is a powerful and compelling true story that brings to life deep, human questions about suffering and redemption. Anthony Ray Hinton was poor and black when he was convicted of two murders he hadn't committed. For the next three decades he was trapped in solitary confinement in a tiny cell on death row, having to watch as, one by one, his fellow prisoners were taken past him to the execution room.
The suspicions of Mr. Whicher: or, The murder at Road Hill House, Kate Summerscale. 364.1523 WHI
In 1860, the Kent family wakes to a horrific discovery: an unimaginably gruesome murder has taken place in their home. The household reverberates with shock, not least because the guilty party is surely still among them. Jack Whicher of Scotland Yard, faces an unenviable task: to solve a case in which the grieving family are the suspects.
The Whiskey Au Go Go massacre: murder, arson and the crime of the century, Geoff Plunkett. 364.164 PLU
The Whiskey Au Go Go nightclub massacre was a defining moment in 1970s Australia: the 'horrific epicentre of all the crime and filth, the corruption and deaths that came before and followed that tragic night in March 1973, when 15 innocent people lost their lives'.
They stole my innocence: the shocking true story of a young girl abused in care, Madeleine Vibert. 364.1555 VIB
This is Madeleine's heart-breaking story and her fight to survive.At the tender age of five, Madeleine was living a daily nightmare. In a dark, grey building in Jersey, she was just another orphan, defenceless and alone. She was also an easy target.
To the bridge: a true story of motherhood and murder, Nancy Rommelmann. 364.1523 STO
On May 23, 2009, Amanda Stott-Smith drove to the middle of the Sellwood Bridge in Portland, Oregon, and dropped her two children into the Willamette River. Embarking on a seven-year quest for the truth, Rommelmann traced the roots of Amanda's fury and desperation through thousands of pages of records, withheld documents, meetings with lawyers and convicts, and interviews with friends and family.
Trace: who killed Maria James, Rachael Brown. 364.1523 BRO
This book is about the murder of single mother Maria James in the back of her Melbourne bookshop in 1980. The murder has never been solved.


A safe place for Joey, Mary MacCracken. 371.92 MCC
Mary MacCracken, an extraordinary therapist and teacher, works her magic with some learning-disabled children and transforms their lives. Her heart-warming book is a testament to her talent, compassion and love.
Addition facts that stick: help your child master the addition facts for good in just six weeks, Kate Snow. 372.7 SNO
City kid, Mary MacCracken. 371.94 MCC
An inspiring true story of a gifted teacher's determination to understand the 'rotten' city kid everyone has given up on.
It won't be easy: an exceedingly honest (and slightly unprofessional) love letter to teaching, Tom Rademacher. 371.1 RAD
Tom Rademacher wishes someone had handed him this sort of book along with his teaching degree: a clear-eyed, frank, boots-on-the ground account of what he was getting into. But first he had to write it. And as 2014's Minnesota Teacher of the Year, Rademacher knows what he's talking about.
Never stop learning: stay relevant, reinvent yourself, and thrive, Bradley R. Staats. 370.152 STA
We now live in a learning economy, says Brad Staats, and while learning has always been important, the returns on lifetime learning are greater than ever. Our primary focus must be on our ability to learn. We must strive to develop new skills to create more value, or be left behind.
Subtraction facts that stick: help your child master the subtraction facts for good in just eight weeks, Kate Snow. 372.7 SNO
Teacher: one woman's struggle to keep the heart in teaching, Gabbie Stroud. 371.1 STR
The lost children, Mary MacCracken. 371.94 MCC
This is a book about children so emotionally disturbed they cannot fit into society; it is also the story of a woman whose involvement with these children changed the shape of their lives forever.


Fundamentals of electronic resources management, Alana Verminski. 025.28 VER
This hands-on guide provides both new and seasoned information professionals with a practical foundation for electronic resources management: how it came to be, where it is today and the essential tools needed to get the job done.
Home robotics: maker-inspired projects for building your own robots, Daniel Knox. 629.892 KNO
Relying on common, easily-sourced components, an illustrated guide for both beginner and intermediate robotics enthusiasts offers step-by-step instructions to design and build their very own robot beginning with a simple cardboard creation to a robot powered by solar energy.
We: robot: the robots that already rule our world, David Hambling. 629.892 HAM
David Hambling reveals the groundbreaking machines–once the realm of science fiction–that are by our sides today, and those that are set to change the future forever.


101 things I learned in engineering school, John Kuprenas. 620 KUP
A professional engineer and professor offers over one hundred introductory level lessons for those who might be interested in pursuing a career in engineering on topics taught to those working towards their degrees.
Audio engineering 101: a beginner's guide to music production, Tim Dittmar. 621.3893 DIT
Basic electronics, Christopher Gunn. 621.381 BAS
British type 3 diesel locomotives, David Cable. 625.26 CAB
Building vehicles for model railroads, Jeff Wilson. 625.19 WIL
Mastering AutoCAD 2014 and AutoCAD LT 2014, George Omura. 620.0042 OMU
NASA Skylab 1969 to 1979 (all modules): an insight into the history, design, development and operation of the first US manned space station, David Baker. 629.442 BAK
Small gas engines. Workbook: fundamentals, service, troubleshooting, repair, applications, Alfred C. Roth. 621.434 ROT
The Princess Royal Pacifics, Tim Hillier-Graves. 625.26 HIL
When Stanier joined the LMS in 1932, as their CME, he was expected to breathe new life into this ailing giant. Since its formation it had steadily lost ground to its main rival, the LNER. In Doncaster, Nigel Gresley and his team, with an eye to advancing locomotive design at the same time as making the company commercially successful, had quickly begun producing a series of high performance and iconic Pacific engines to pull their high profile express trains.
Wiring projects for your model railroad, Larry Puckett. 625.19 PUC


Energy: a human history, Richard Rhodes. 333.79 RHO
The good solar guide, Finn Peacock. 333.7923 PEA
Turning the tide on plastic: how humanity (and you) can make our globe clean again, Lucy Siegle. 363.728 SIE

Family History

Unearthing family tree mysteries, Ruth A. Symes. 929.2 SYM
The intriguing characters in these real family history mysteries. This book shows how a variety of sources including birth, marriage and death certificates, censuses, newspaper reports, passports, recipe books, trade directories, diaries and passenger lists were all used to uncover more, and how much can be detected by setting the characters from your family tree in their proper historical backgrounds.


Kunekune pigs: Kunekune pigs as pets: Kunekune pigs book for keeping, pros and cons, care, housing, diet and health, Roger Rodendale. 636.4 ROD
The killing nation: New Zealand's state-sponsored addiction to poison 1080, Reihana Robinson. 632.95 ROB
The new rules of the roost: organic care & feeding for the family flock, Robert Litt. 636.5 LIT
The Rodale book of composting: simple methods to improve your soil, recycle waste, grow healthier plants, and create an earth-friendly garden, Grace Gershuny. 631.87 ROD

Fashion & Beauty

18th-century fashion in detail, Susan North. 391 NOR
Beyond soap: the real truth about what you are doing to your skin and how to fix it for a beautiful, healthy glow, Sandy Skotnicki. 646.726 SKO
Curly girl: the handbook, Lorraine Massey. 646.724 MAS
Created by curly hair evangelist Lorraine Massey – the go-to curl expert featured in Allure, InStyle, Lucky, Seventeen, and The New York Times; owner of the Devachan salons in New York; and creator of a multimillion-dollar line of all-natural Devachan products – Curly Girl is the surprising bible for the 65 percent of women with naturally curly or wavy hair and a desire to celebrate it.
Handbags, Carolyn Asome. 391.44 ASO
Carolyn Asome reveals the fashion accessory that can make any woman feel fabulous; from the myriad surrealist creations of Karl Lagerfeld at Chanel to Prada's democratic nylon backpack, from the exclusive Hermes Birkin bag to individual vintage gems, the handbag is fashion's most inventive accessory.
Little black dress, Chloe Fox. 391.2 VOG
Ninety years after Vogue dubbed Coco Chanel's simple short black "Ford" dress "the frock that all the world will wear", the perfect Little Black Dress continues to be every woman's most sought after fashion essential.
The beauty diet: unlock the five secrets of ageless beauty from the inside out, David Wolfe. 646.72 WOL
The hidden history of American fashion: rediscovering twentieth-century women designers, Nancy Deihl. 746.92 HID
The Kabul Beauty School, Deborah Rodriguez. 646.72 ROD
Soon after the fall of the Taliban, in 2001, Deborah Rodriguez went to Afghanistan as part of a humanitarian aid group. Rodriguez, a hairdresser and mother from Michigan, found she had a gift for befriending Afghans, and was sought out by Westerners and also by Afghan women, who have a long and proud tradition of running their own beauty salons. Thus the idea for the Kabul Beauty School was born.
The wedding dress, Oleg Cassini. 392.5 CAS
From Jacqueline Kennedy to Grace Kelly, Oleg Cassini s designs are synonymous with the world s most glamorous women. The same electrifying elegance resonates with his magnificently crafted bridal gowns. This book showcases a wide range of styles by such fashion luminaries as Cassini, Chanel, Dior, Armani, and McQueen, among others
WWD: fifty years of Ralph Lauren, Women's Wear Daily. 746.92 LAU
Celebrating fifty years of America's most beloved fashion, this book chronicles the legendary career trajectory of Ralph Lauren as documented by WWD; the authoritative voice on fashion.

Film, Television & Theatre

In the scene: Jane Campion, Ellen Cheshire. 791.43023 CAM
This book covers Campion's remarkable career, reflecting on the influence of her study in anthropology as well as her formative years growing up in New Zealand.
Springfield confidential: jokes, secrets, and outright lies from a lifetime writing for the Simpsons, Mike Reiss. 791.457 REI
The 007 diaries: filming Live and let die, Roger Moore. 791.437 MOO
To tie in with the release of his first James Bond film, Live and Let Die, Roger Moore agreed to keep a day-by-day diary throughout the film's production, which would be published just ahead of the premiere in July 1973. From his unveiling as the new 007 in 1972 through to his first scenes on location in New Orleans and his final shot in New York, Moore describes his whirlwind journey as cinema's most famous secret agent.
The circus: a visual history, Pascal Jacob. 791.3 JAC
Using over 200 circus related artworks from the French National Library's private collections, celebrated cultural historian Pascal Jacob tells the story of travelling entertainers and their art and trade.
The green screen makerspace project book, Todd Burleson. 777 BUR
Take your video projects to the next level with the power of green screen! This easy-to-follow guide clearly explains green screen technology and shows, step-by-step, how to dream up and create professional-grade video effects.
The Hollywood Renaissance: revisiting American cinema's most celebrated era, Peter Kramer. 791.43023 HOL
The Star trek book, Paul Ruditis. 791.457 RUD
Celebrate 50 years of one of the longest running and beloved sci-fi franchises. This comprehensive guide to the series delves into the myriad worlds and different dimensions visited by the crew of the U.S.S. Enterprise.
The Supernatural book of monsters, spirits, demons and ghouls, Alex Irvine. 791.457 IRV
Twenty-three years ago, Sam and Dean Winchester lost their mother to a demonic supernatural force. Following the tragedy, their father, John, set out to teach his boys everything about the paranormal evil that lives in the dark corners and on the back roads of America, and how to kill it. This book contains more than two dozen otherworldly enemies that most people believe exist only in folklore, superstition, and nightmares:vampires, ghosts, revenants, reapers, and even bloody clowns.
We now disrupt this broadcast: how cable transformed television and the Internet revolutionized it all, Amanda D. Lotz. 384.55 LOT

Finance & Economics

Big mistakes: the best investors and their worst investments, Michael Batnick. 332.6 BAT
Do more, spend less: the new secrets of living the good life for less, Brad Wilson. 640.73 WIL
Do More, Spend Less is your road map to get off the default path, turn the tables on the banks, airlines, hotels, cell phone companies, and retailers and win the great game being played for your hard-earned cash. This approach has helped consumers on save more than 00 million in the last year alone.
False economies: the strangest, least successful and most audacious financial follies, plans and crazes of all time, S. D. Tucker. 330 TUC
Getting back to business: why modern portfolio theory fails investors and how you can bring common sense to your portfolio, Daniel Peris. 332.6 PER
Hyper-capitalism: the modern economy, its values, and how to change them, Larry Gonick. 330.12 GON
Investing for the long term: my experience as an investor, Francisco García Paramés. 332.6322 PAR
World-renowned investor Francisco García Paramés shares his advice and tips on making smart investments in this must-have book for those looking to make smarter choices for their portfolio.
Loaded: money, psychology, and how to get ahead without leaving your values behind, Sarah Newcomb. 332.024 NEW
Never lost again: the Google mapping revolution that sparked new industries and augmented our reality, Bill Kilday. 338.76152 KIL
No limits: how Craig Heatley became a top New Zealand entrepreneur, Joanne Black. 338.04 HEA
Craig Heatley was still at high school when he built a subdivision on the back of $200 saved from his paper round. A few years later, building a mini golf course launched a business which in 1986 saw Heatley become the youngest person to have then featured in the National Business Review's Rich List.
No small change: why financial services needs a new kind of marketing, Lucian Camp. 332.1 CAM
The big four: the curious past and perilous future of the global accounting monopoly, Ian D. Gow. 338.76165 GOW
Across the globe, the so-called Big Four accounting and audit firms; Deloitte, PricewaterhouseCoopers, Ernst & Young, and KPMG, are massively influential. In many profound ways, they have changed how we work, how we manage, how we invest and how we are governed.
The space barons: Elon Musk, Jeff Bezos, and the quest to colonize the cosmos, Christian Davenport. 338.762 DAV
The Space Barons is the story of a group of billionaire entrepreneurs who are pouring their fortunes into the epic resurrection of the American space program.
The value of everything: making and taking in the global economy, Mariana Mazzucato. 338.52 MAZ
What would the great economists do?: how twelve brilliant minds would solve today's biggest problems, Linda Yueh. 330.15 YUE
Acclaimed economist and BBC broadcaster Linda Yueh profiles the great economic minds who focused on the big questions: growth, innovation, and the nature of markets.


Chinese mythology & thirty-six stratagems, Zhang Ciyun. 398.20951 ZHA
Native American myths: collected 1636 - 1919, Rosalind Kerven. 398.2089 KER

Food & Drink

Brew a batch: a beginner's guide to home-brewed beer, Christopher Sidwa. 641.873 SID
Brewing everything: how to make your own beer, cider, mead, sake, kombucha, and other fermented beverages, Dan Crissman. 641.873 CRI
Clean + dirty drinking: 100+ recipes for making delicious elixirs, with or without booze, Gabriella Mlynarczyk. 641.874 MLY
Eating my way through Italy: heading off the main roads to discover the hidden treasures of the Italian table, Elizabeth Minchilli. 641.5945 MIN
Eating well everyday, Peter Gordon. 641.5 GOR
Family: new vegetable classics to comfort and nourish, Hetty McKinnon. 641.5636 MCK
Food for flatters: over 200 recipes for small budgets, small spaces and big ideas, Sally Cameron. 641.552 CAM
Fresh India: 130 quick, easy, and delicious vegetarian recipes for every day, Meera Sodha. 641.5954 SOD
Jack Stein's world on a plate, Paul Winch-Furness. 641.59 STE
Jamie cooks Italy, David Loftus. 641.5945 OLI
Juices & smoothies, Pamela Clark. 641.875 JUI
Lizzie loves healthy family food: delicious and nutritious meals you'll all enjoy, Lizzie King. 641.563 KIN
Make it easy, cupcake!: fabulously fun creations in 4 simple steps, Karen Tack. 641.8653 TAC
My Asian kitchen, Jennifer Joyce. 641.595 JOY
Neil Perry's good cooking, Neil Perry. 641.5 PER
Root & leaf: big, bold vegetarian food, Rich Harris. 641.5636 HAR
Smart carbs: make carbs work for you and unlock the key to weight loss and great health, Luke Hines. 641.5638 HIN
Sweet street: show-stopping sweet treats and rockstar desserts, Anna Polyviou. 641.86 POL
Tahini and turmeric: 101 Middle Eastern classics-made irresistibly vegan, Vicky Cohen. 641.5956 COH
The 8G cookbook: the simple way to get your greens, Dawn Russell. 641.654 RUS
The art of the party: drinks & nibbles for easy entertaining, Kay Plunkett-Hogge. 641.812 PLU
The little Swedish kitchen: over 100 recipes to celebrate every season, Rachel Khoo. 641.59485 KHO
The pioneer woman cooks: recipes from an accidental country girl, Ree Drummond. 641.5973 DRU
The PK cookbook: go paleo-ketogenic and get the best of both worlds, Sarah Myhill. 641.5638 MYH
The vintage baker: more than 50 recipes from butterscotch pecan curls to sour cream jumbles, Jessie Sheehan. 641.815 SHE
True roots: a mindful kitchen with more than 100 recipes free of gluten, dairy, and refined sugar, Kristin Cavallari. 641.563 CAV
Unicorn food: rainbow treats and colorful creations to enjoy and admire, Cayla Gallagher. 641.86 GAL
Waste not: make a big difference by throwing away less, Erin Rhoads. 640 RHO
Zaitoun: recipes and stories from the Palestinian kitchen, Yasmin Khan. 641.595694 KHA

Gardens & Gardening

Annuals, perennials, and bulbs: 377 flower varieties for a vibrant garden: designing, planting, and maintaining a beautiful garden. 635.9 ANN
Dahlias, Naomi Slade. 635.93 DAH
Decorative terrariums: 47 beautiful ideas created with succulent, air plants, moss and orchid, Sueko Katsuji. 635.98 KAT
Planting for honeybees: the grower's guide to creating a buzz, Sarah Wyndham Lewis. 639.92 LEW
Root to bloom: a modern guide to whole plant use: harvest, cook, preserve, heal, Mat Pember. 635 PEM
Slow down and grow something: the urban grower's recipe for the good life.: Cultivate. Cook. Share, Byron Smith. 635 SMI
Stylish succulents: Japanese inspired container gardens for small spaces, Tokiiro. 635.952 TOK
The bumblebee flies anyway: a year of gardening and (wild) life, Kate Bradbury. 639.92 BRA
Finding herself in a new home in Brighton, Kate Bradbury sets about transforming her decked, barren backyard into a beautiful wildlife garden. She documents the unbuttoning of the earth and the rebirth of the garden, the rewilding of a tiny urban space.
You should have been here last week: sharp cuttings from a garden writer, Tim Richardson. 635 RIC
An amusing and thought-provoking compendium of stories, anecdotes, writings and reflections from this acute, knowledgeable and irreverent commentator. A career spent travelling the world looking at gardens, and meeting their sometimes eccentric custodians has resulted in a fund of unlikely experiences and encounters.


A fat lot of good, Peter Brukner. 613.28 BRU
Dr Brukner busts the dietary myths we've been living by for decades and gives you all the information you need, in as simple a way as possible, to live a longer, healthier and, most importantly, more enjoyable life.
A field guide to earthlings: an autistic/asperger view of neurotypical behavior: covers nuances of friendship, dating, small talk, interpersonal conflicts, image learning styles, social communication, common sense, white lies, and much more!, Ian Ford. 616.8588 FOR
American Diabetes Association guide to nutrition therapy for diabetes, Alison B. Evert. 616.462 AME
Animal viruses and humans, a narrow divide: how lethal zoonotic viruses spill over and threaten us, Warren A. Andiman. 614.56 AND
Anxiety, worry, OCD and panic attacks - the family edition (Juniors, teenagers and parents): the definitive recovery approach, Adam Sahw. 616.8522 SHA
Aroused: the history of hormones and how they control just about everything, Randi Hutter Epstein. 612.4 EPS
Asperger syndrome in adolescence: living with the ups, the downs, and things in between, Liane Holliday Willey. 616.8588 ASP
Autism adulthood: insights and creative strategies for a fulfilling life, Susan Senator. 616.8588 SEN
Brain food: how to eat smart and sharpen your mind, Lisa Mosconi. 616.8 MOS
Change your thinking with CBT: overcome stress, combat anxiety and improve your life, Sarah Edelman. 616.8914 EDE
All of us experience complicated thoughts and feelings as we negotiate the day and these feelings can be difficult to manage. Sometimes we are aware that the way we think contributes to our difficulties, but don't know what to do about it. Change Your Thinking is soundly based on the principles of cognitive behaviour therapy (CBT), the standard psychological tool used by therapists.
Coping with the seasons: a cognitive-behavioral approach to seasonal affective disorder: workbook, Kelly J. Rohan. 616.8527 ROH
Daddy blues: postnatal depression and fatherhood, Mark Williams. 618.76 WIL
Diagnosis and treatment of chronic fatigue syndrome and myalgic encephalitis: it's mitochondria, not hypochondria, Sarah Myhill. 616.0478 MYH
How's it hanging?: expert answers to the questions men don't always ask, Neil Baum. 613.0423 BAU
An easy-to-read guide to men's health written by two doctors who have decades of clinical experience treating sexual problems, prostate problems, urinary leakage, pelvic pain, urinary tract infections, and questions about infertility.
In danger: a memoir of family and hope, Josepha Dietrich. 616.994 DIE
When Josepha Dietrich was 21, her mother was diagnosed with breast cancer. Four years after her mother's death, the disease reared up in Josie's own cells, this time more aggressively. She was 35, and her high-needs baby son was not yet one. As the daughter of a woman who had sought out alternatives to conventional medicine, Josie used her own knowledge and her mother's experience to find solutions for herself.
Love you, Lorna Jane Clarkson. 613.2 CLA
The Active Living philosophy is how Lorna lives her life; by moving, nourishing and believing everyday, a practice that has evolved into a global movement.
Natural and home remedies for aging well: 196 alternative health and wellness secrets that will change your life. 613.0438 NAT
Notes on a nervous planet, Matt Haig. 616.8522 HAI
Rates of stress and anxiety are rising. A fast, nervous planet is creating fast and nervous lives. We are more connected, yet feel more alone. And we are encouraged to worry about everything from world politics to our body mass index. How can we stay sane on a planet that makes us mad? How do we stay human in a technological world?
Reiki healing for beginners: the practical guide with remedies for 100+ ailments, Karen Frazier. 615.852 FRA
Sex and the seasoned woman: pursuing the passionate life, Gail Sheehy. 613.954 SHE
Combines interviews and research in an exploration of the sexual habits of a wide range of women– married and single–over fifty.
Sustainable medicine: whistle-blowing on 21st-century medical practice, Sarah Myhill. 610 MYH
Sustainable Medicine is based on the premise that twenty-first century Western medicine; driven by vested interests, is failing to address the root causes of disease.
The essential guide to breast cancer, Robert Duffy. 616.994 ESS
The happy brain: the science of where happiness comes from, and why, Dean Burnett. 612.82 BUR
The headache healer's handbook: a holistic, hands-on somatic self-care program for headache and migraine relief and prevention, Jan Mundo. 616.8491 MUN
The healthy mind toolkit: simple strategies to get out of your own way and enjoy your life, Alice Boyes. 616.8914 BOY
The magic of food: live longer and healthier–and lose weight–with the synergetic diet, Michael T. Murray. 613.2 MUR
The memory activity book: practical projects to help with memory loss and dementia, Helen Lambert. 616.83 LAM
The performance cortex: how neuroscience is redefining athletic genius, Zach Schonbrun. 612.044 SCH
The Tourette Syndrome & OCD checklist: a practical reference for parents and teachers, Susan Conners. 618.9283 CON
The wellness rebel, Plantbased Pixie. 613.2 PLA
The complete guide to sorting nutrition fact from fiction using evidence-based science and delicious recipes.
The woman's herbal apothecary: 200 natural remedies for healing, hormone balance, beauty and longevity, and creating calm, JJ Pursell. 615.321 PUR
Ticker: the quest to create an artificial heart, Mimi Swartz. 617.41 SWA
Texas Monthly executive editor and two-time National Magazine Award winner Mimi Swartz takes readers behind the scenes of perhaps the greatest medical and technological quest of our time, as she follows pioneering heart surgeon O.H. "Bud" Frazier and his partner, Dr. Billy Cohn, in Frazier's lifelong effort to develop, perfect, and successfully implant an artificial heart in patients whose hearts are failing.
What the fat?: how to live the ultimate low-carb, healthy-fat lifestyle, Grant Schofield. 613.28 SCH
Winter blues: everything you need to know to beat seasonal affective disorder, Norman E. Rosenthal. 616.8527 ROS

History, Geography & Travel

A tiger among us: a story of valor in Vietnam's A Shau Valley, Bennie G. Adkins. 959.7043 ADK
In 1966 a small band of US Special Forces soldiers; most especially Bennie Adkins, spent four grueling days facing down the "tiger" among them.
Æthelflaed: the lady of the Mercians, Tim Clarkson. 942.01 ETH
At the end of the ninth century AD, a large part of what is now England was controlled by the Vikings; heathen warriors from Scandinavia who had been attacking the British Isles for more than a hundred years. Alfred the Great, king of Wessex, was determined to regain the conquered lands but his death in 899 meant that the task passed to his son Edward. In the early 900s, Edward led a great fightback against the Viking armies. He was assisted by the English rulers of Mercia: Lord Æthelred and his wife Æthelflaed (Edward's sister).
All my mother's secrets, Beezy Marsh. 942.1 MAR
Annie Austin's childhood ends at the age of twelve, when she joins her mother in one of the slum laundries of Acton, working long hours for little pay. What spare time she has is spent looking after her younger brother George and her two stepsisters, under the glowering eye of her stepfather Bill.
Amy Biehl's last home: a bright life, a tragic death, and a journey of reconciliation in South Africa, Steven D. Gish. 968.06 BIE
In 1993, white American Fulbright scholar Amy Biehl was killed in a racially motivated attack near Cape Town, after spending months working to promote democracy and women's rights in South Africa. The ironic circumstances of her death generated enormous international publicity and yielded one of South Africa's most heralded stories of postapartheid reconciliation.
Argentina, Isabel Albiston. 982 ALB
Lonely Planet Guide.
Atlas of lost cities: a travel guide to abandoned and forsaken destinations, Aude de Tocqueville. 930 GRO
Like humans, cities are mortal. They are born, they thrive, and they eventually die. In Atlas of Lost Cities, travel writer Aude de Tocqueville tells the compelling narrative of the rise and fall of such notable places as Pompeii, Teotihuacán, and Angkor.
Cambodia, Nick Ray. 959.6 RAY
Lonely Planet Guide.
China's road, Li Hongyan. 951 LI
A lavishly illustrated history of China from the 19th century to 2011.
Colombia, Jade Bremmer. 986.1 BRE
Lonely Planet Guide.
Don't let my past be your future, Harry Leslie Smith. 941 SMI
Harry Leslie Smith is a great British stalwart. A survivor of the Great Depression, a Second World War veteran, a lifelong Labour supporter and a proud Yorkshire man, Harry's life has straddled two centuries. As a young man, he witnessed a country in crisis with no healthcare, no relief for the poor, and a huge economic gulf between the North and South. Now in his nineties, Harry wanders through the streets of his youth and wonders whether anything has actually changed.
Ecuador & the Galápagos Islands, Isabel Albiston. 986.6 ALB
Lonely Planet Guide.
Fodor's Walt Disney World, Jennifer Greenhill-Taylor. 975.92 GRE
Fodor's Travel.
Gold rush: Central Otago 1862, Louise Joyce. 993.94 JOY
Kyoto, Kate Morgan. 952.186 MOR
Lonely Planet Guide.
LBJ and the conspiracy to kill Kennedy, Joseph P. Farrell. 973.922 FAR
Investigative author Joseph P. Farrell takes on the Kennedy assassination and the involvement of Lyndon Baines Johnson and the Texas "machine" that he controlled. Farrell says that a coalescence of interests in the military industrial complex, the CIA, and Lyndon Baines Johnson's powerful and corrupt political machine in Texas led to the events culminating in the assassination of JFK.
Letters to Emma: early Oamaru through the eyes of the Sumpter family, Fiona McPherson. 993.91 LET
The 'black 1880s' were a hard time for many in New Zealand, and this was felt across society - for young men struggling to establish themselves and 'patriarchs' alike. Such a patriarch was George Sumpter, prominent citizen of Oamaru, sometime mayor, Provincial Representative, father of eleven, and general wheeler-dealer.
Long way down, Ewan McGregor.a. 960 MCG
Ewan McGregor and Charley Boorman travel down through Africa in a gripping and wildly entertaining new biking adventure
Mongolia: the Bradt travel guide, Jane Blunden. 951.7 BLU
Bradt Travel Guide.
My Ikaria: how the people from a small Mediterranean island inspired me to live a happier, healthier and longer life, Spiri Tsintziras. 949.5 TSI
Spiri's quest for a healthier, more nourishing life took her from her suburban home in Melbourne to her family's homeland of Greece, and to the small Greek island of Ikaria. The people of Ikaria; part of the famous 'Blue Zone', live happy, healthy and long lives. Inspired by their example, Spiri made some simple lifestyle changes and as a result lost weight, gained energy and deepened the connection to those closest to her.
My twenty-five years in Provence: reflections on then and now, Peter Mayle. 944.9 MAY
The beloved author 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 delights enjoyed, and changes observed.
New York City, Regis St Louis. 974.71 ST
Lonely Planet Guide.
Poland, Teresa Czerniewicz-Umer. 943.8 CZE
Eyewitness Travel Guide.
Thailand: top sights, authentic experiences, Austin Bush. 959.3 BUS
Lonely Planet Guide.
The complete history of New Zealand: in less than two hours, Peter Jessup. 993 JES
The curious world of Samuel Pepys and John Evelyn, Margaret Willes. 941.06 PEP
Samuel Pepys and John Evelyn vividly reveal in their diaries and correspondence the world of Restoration England. Now Margaret Willes uses the analogy of a cabinet of curiosities to provide a detailed account not only of the two friends but also of their times.
The Daily Show with Trevor Noah presents The Donald J. Trump Presidential Twitter Library, Steve Bodow. 973.933 TRU
In June 2017, just steps from Trump Tower in midtown Manhattan, The Daily Show with Trevor Noah opened The Donald J. Trump Presidential Twitter Library, a 4,000-square-foot museum space that gave the 45th president and his amazing Twitter legacy the respect they deserve. In the single weekend it was open to the public, the Library pop-up drew 7,500 visitors and had to turn away countless others.
The founding of Israel: the journey to a Jewish homeland from Abraham to the Holocaust, Martin Connolly. 956.94 CON
Seventy years ago in 1948 the State of Israel came into being amidst great controversy. For many, the Jews did not belong in Palestine and around them many nations sought to eradicate the new state from the map. How did the State arise? What led to the founding of Israel? This book sets out to give a chronological journey of the Jewish people from the time Abraham came out of the land of Ur 3,000 years ago, until 6 million of them died in the horror of the Holocaust under Hitler and his Nazi regime.
The immeasurable world: journeys in desert places, William Atkins. 910.915 ATK
The imperial tea party, Frances Welch. 947.083 WEL
Russia and Britain were never natural bedfellows, but the marriage, in 1894, of Queen Victoria's favourite granddaughter, Alicky, to the Tsarevich Nicholas marked the beginning of an uneasy Anglo-Russian entente that would last until the Russian Revolution of 1917. As Frances Welch recounts in her inimitable wry style, the three extraordinary meetings that took place during those years.
The Israelis: ordinary people in an extraordinary land, Donna Rosenthal. 956.94 ROS
From battlefields to bedrooms to boardrooms, discover the colliding worlds in which an astounding mix of 7.2 million devoutly traditional and radically modern people live. You'll meet Arab Jews who fled Islamic countries, dreadlock-wearing Ethiopian immigrants who sing reggae in Hebrew, Christians in Nazareth who publish an Arabic-style Cosmo, young Israeli Muslims who know more about Judaism than most Jews of the Diaspora, ultra-Orthodox Jews on "modesty patrols," and more.
The king and the Catholics: the fight for rights, 1829, Antonia Fraser. 941.074 GEO
The last governor: Chris Patten and the handover of Hong Kong, Jonathan Dimbleby. 951.25 PAT
1 July 1997 marked the end of British rule of Hong Kong, whereby this territory was passed into the hands of the People's Republic of China. In 1992, Chris Patten, former chairman of the Conservative Party, was appointed Hong Kong's last governor, and was the man to oversee the handover ceremony of this former British colony.
The mountain hut book, Kev Reynolds. 949.47 REY
This book is a celebration of mountain huts, showcasing the the sheer variety and sometimes quirky nature of these buildings that allow walkers, trekkers and climbers to access remote corners of the mountains. Packed with entertaining stories that bring the places and people to life, it contains descriptions of the author's favourite huts in the Alps, along with suggestions for hut-to-hut tours of 3-13 days duration, including the Tour of Mont Blanc.
The mythology of the 'princes in the tower', John Ashdown-Hill. 942.045 ASH
When did the term "Princes in the Tower" come into usage, who invented it, and to whom did it refer? To the general public the term is synonymous with the boy King Edward V and his younger brother Richard, Duke of York, sons of Edward IV. Is this correct? Were those boys genuinely held against their will in the Tower?
The Pacific: in the wake of Captain Cook, with Sam Neill, Meaghan Wilson Anastasios. 990 ANA
A rich, complex and engaging account of Cook's voyages across the Pacific, from actor and raconteur Sam Neill, in which Sam Neill retraces Cook's footsteps, in the 250th anniversary year of Cook's first voyage.
The people smuggler: the true story of Ali Al Jenabi the 'Oskar Schindler of Asia', Robin de Crespigny. 345.0233 DE
After his father, brother and he were incarcerated and tortured in Saddam's Abu Ghraib, Ali al Jenabi escaped from Iraq first to work with the anti-Saddam resistance in Iran and then to help his family out of the country all together. When Saddam's forces advance towards their refugee camp, Ali helps his family flee into Iran before going on in an attempt to get to Australia a country they know nothing about but understand to be safe, free and compassionate.
The prince who beat the empire: how an Indian ruler took on the might of the East India Company, Moin Mir. 954.03 MIR
An acclaimed history of empire and resistance: this is the moving story of the rebel prince who beat the world's most powerful corporation.
The Queen's embroiderer: a true story of Paris, lovers, swindlers, and the first stock market crisis, Joan DeJean. 944.03 MAG
Paris, 1719. The stock market is surging and the world's first millionaires are buying everything in sight. Against this backdrop, two families, the Magoulets and the Chevrots, rose to prominence only to plummet in the first stock market crash. One family built its name on the burgeoning financial industry, the other as master embroiderers for Queen Marie-Therese and her husband, King Louis XIV.
The rise and fall of the British nation: a twentieth-century history, David Edgerton. 941.082 EDG
The rough guide to Taiwan, Thomas Bird. 951.249 BIR
Rough Guide.
The rough guide to Wales, Tim Burford. 942.9 BUR
Rough Guide.
To free the Romanovs: royal kinship and betrayal, Coryne Hall. 947.0841 HAL
After thirty-five years researching and writing about the Romanovs, Coryne Hall considers the end of the 300- year-old dynasty - and the guilt of the royal families in Europe over the Romanovs' bloody end. Did the Kaiser do enough? Did George V? When the Tsar's cousins King Haakon of Norway and King Christian of Denmark heard of Nicholas's abdication, what did they do? Unpublished diaries of the Tsar's cousin Grand Duke Dmitri give a new insight to the Romanovs' feelings about George V's involvement.
Trump's America: the truth about our nation's great comeback, Newt Gingrich. 973.933 TRU
Former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich helped President Ronald Reagan 'Make America Great Again' in 1980. He authored the Contract with America and spearheaded the 1994 Republican Revolution that brought the House of Representatives under Republican control after 40 years. He knows what it is like to fight the Washington swamp and challenge the establishment; he has done it his entire career.
Unwinnable: Britain's war in Afghanistan, 2001-2014, Theo Farrell. 958.1 FAR
Uzbekistan: the Bradt travel guide, Sophie Ibbotson. 958.7 LOV
Bradt Travel Guide.
Villa D'este: Tivoli - Hadrian's Villa. 945.632 VIL
A must for all visitors to Rome to visit and study the stunning extravagance that was Hadrian's when the Roman Empire was at its greatest extent. Includes: The Throne Room, The Garden, The Rometta, The Hundred Fountains, The Fountain of the Ovato
We few, Nick Brokhausen. 959.7043 BRO
Details the actions and experiences of a small group of Americans and their allies who were the backbone of ground reconnaissance in the Republic of Vietnam during the Vietnam War. On his second tour to Vietnam, Nick Brokhausen served in Recon Team Habu, CCN. This unit was part of MACV-SOG (Military Assistance Command Vietnam Studies and Observations Group).
World cruising routes: 1000 sailing routes in all oceans of the world, Jimmy Cornell. 910.41 COR
Wounds: a memoir of war & love, Fergal Keane. 941.50822 KEA
Wounds is a powerful memoir about Irish people who found themselves caught up in the revolution that followed the 1916 Rising, and in the pitiless violence of civil war in north Kerry after the British left in 1922.

House & DIY

Get it together!: an interior designer's guide to creating your best life, Orlando Soria. 747 SOR
How we live, Marcia Prentice. 747 PRE
How We Live is an intimate photographic journal of designers' and artists' homes and work spaces from around the world.
Mid-century modern: living with mid-century modern design, Judith Miller. 747 MIL
Shelfie: clutter-clearing ideas for stylish shelf art, Martha Roberts. 747 ROB
A decorating trend and social media phenomenon, 'the shelfie' originally emerged in response to the clutter-clearing movement.
Simple & stylish woodworking: 20 projects for your home, Scott Francis. 684.08 SIM
The complete guide to bathrooms: dazzling upgrades & hardworking improvements you can do yourself., Black & Decker Corporation. 643.52 COM
Woodworking with hand tools: tools, techniques & projects, Fine Woodworking. 684.082 WOO


Yes you can publish your book!: the publicious guide to self-publishing, Andrew McDermott. 070.59 MCD


A dictionary of law, Jonathan Law. 349.4103 DIC
This bestselling dictionary is an authoritative and comprehensive source of jargon-free legal information. It contains over 4,800 entries that clearly define the major terms, concepts, processes, and the organization of the English legal system.
Asian waters: the struggle over the Asia-Pacific and the strategy of Chinese expansion, Humphrey Hawksley. 341.44 HAW
Few territories are as hotly contested as the western Pacific Ocean. Across the 1.5 million square mile expanse of the East and South China Sea, six countries lay overlapping claims that date back centuries. China, Vietnam, Korea and Indonesia assert their right to trade routes, deploying military garrisons to defend disputed territories while Japan, Vietnam and the Philippines resist their expansion.
Indigenous courts, self-determination and criminal justice, Valmaine Toki. 345.01 TOK

Library Science

Sustainable thinking: ensuring your library's future in an uncertain world, Rebekkah Smith Aldrich. 021.2 ALD
How we talk about what we do is just as important as what we do, and in communicating the value of libraries to our society what our profession needs is confidence, determination, and the will to succeed.
What to read and why, Francine Prose. 028.9 PRO
In an age defined by hyper-connectivity and constant stimulation, Francine Prose makes a compelling case for the solitary act of reading and the great enjoyment it brings.


Calypso, David Sedaris. 814.54 SED
Sedaris's writing has never been sharper, and his ability to shock readers into laughter unparalleled. But much of the comedy here is born out of that vertiginous moment when your own body betrays you and you realize that the story of your life is made up of more past than future. This is beach reading for people who detest beaches, required reading for those who loathe small talk and love a good tumour joke. Calypso is simultaneously Sedaris's darkest and warmest book yet and it just might be his very best.
E. E. Cummings: a miscellany, George J. Firmage. 818.52 CUM
A Miscellany; as published in 1958, contained "a cluster of epigrams," forty-nine essays, a poem and three speeches from an unfinished play. All of these pieces had been written for or first published in magazines, anthologies, or art gallery catalogues.
Equipment for living: on poetry and pop music, Michael Robbins. 814.6 ROB
How can art help us make sense, or nonsense, of the world? If wrong life cannot be lived rightly, as Theodor Adorno had it, what weapons and strategies for living wrongly can art provide? With the same intelligence that animates his poetry, Michael Robbins addresses this weighty question while contemplating the idea of how strange it is that we need art at all.
Facts and fiction: a book of storytelling, Michael Holroyd. 808.066 HOL
In this collection of pieces, Michael Holroyd reflects on the eccentricities of the art of writing about others. With characteristic playfulness and guilefulness, he considers the ways in which lives can be written about (and painted), with all the subtle differences of design and intention that this entails.
Gems of Chinese classics, Zhang Ciyun. 895 ZHA
Throughout China's long history, classic texts have played a vital role in shaping the country and influencing the daily lives of its people. In this series of short articles, classic texts are introduced spanning more than 3,000 years and covering everything from medicine, mathematics and military strategy to religion, literature, arts and travel.
H.P. Lovecraft: selected works, critical perspectives and interviews on his influence, H.P. Lovecraft. 818.52 LOV
This collection of H.P. Lovecraft's most influential works presents several of his most famous stories, a sampling of his poetry and an abridgment of his monograph Supernatural Horror in Literature, with commentary providing background and context.
Selected prose, John Donne. 828.3 DON
This selection of John Donne's most powerful prose shows that the man remembered predominantly for his poetry was also a preacher, and a prose writer of extraordinary power.
The gospel of the flying spaghetti monster, Bobby Henderson. 818.6 HEN
In June 2005 Bobby Henderson wrote an open letter to the Kansas School Board proposing a third alternative to the teaching of evolution and intelligent design in schools; the teachings of The Flying Spaghetti Monster (FSM).
The thorn necklace: healing through writing and the creative process, Francesca Lia Block. 808.02 BLO
In this long-anticipated guide to the craft of writing, Block offers an intimate glimpse of an artist at work and a detailed guide to help readers channel their own experiences and creative energy.
The writer's eye: observation and inspiration for creative writers, Amy E. Weldon. 808.02 WEL
Tolkien: maker of Middle-Earth, Catherine McIlwaine. 823.912 TOL
This richly illustrated book explores the huge creative endeavour behind Tolkien's enduring popularity. With over 300 images of his manuscripts, drawings, maps and letters, the book traces the creative process behind his most famous literary works, and reproduces rare personal photographs and private papers.

Music & Musicians

Adele: the stories behind the songs, Caroline Sullivan. 781.64 ADE
With a detailed exploration of the meanings behind her personal and enigmatic lyrics, and full of insightful revelations about her musical journey both on and off the stage, this is the perfect book for any fan of Adele and the soulful, heart-wrenching music she has written.
Conducting business: unveiling the mystery behind the maestro, Leonard Slatkin. 781.45 SLA
Conducting an orchestra is something that is seen as well as heard, but it is quite misunderstood. People may wonder, "What does this person actually do for a living?" This most mysterious of jobs is brought to life in this book.
Experiencing Herbie Hancock: a listener's companion, Eric Wendell. 781.65 HAN
The musical output of jazz pianist and composer Herbie Hancock has toppled genre boundaries and influenced generations of musicians. A child prodigy who worked his way up through classical tradition, found a home for his insatiable creativity in jazz, and went on to influence musicians across numerous genres.
Fender Custom Shop: masterbuilt year xxx, 2017, Stephen Pitkin. 787.87 PIT
Steve Pitkin has worked with the Fender Custom Shop since 1995, photographing the most incredibly crafted guitars built in America.
How to play ukulele: a complete guide for beginners, Dan "Cool Hand Uke" Scanlan. 787.89193 SCA
Learn how to play the guitar: a step-by-step teaching guide with more than 200 photographs, Nick Freeth. 787.87193 FRE
Michael Jackson: on the wall, Nicholas Cullinan. 781.66 JAC
Michael Jackson: On the Wall brings together the works of over forty of these artists, drawn from public and private collections around the world, including new works made especially for the exhibition.
One last experience: the Jimi Hendrix experience live at the Royal Albert Hall, February 1969, Ben Valkhoff. 781.66 HEN
The Clash: all the albums, all the songs, Martin Popoff. 781.66 CLA
Formed in London in 1976 by Joe Strummer, Mick Jones, and Paul Simonon at the outset of that city's punk rock boom, The Clash went on to outlast their peers and create some of the most influential albums in rock 'n' roll; not just punk, even breaching the mainstream in 1982 and earning the title 'The Only Band That Matters' along the way.
The Oxford handbook of opera, Helen M. Greenwald. 782.1 OXF
The savvy music teacher: blueprint for maximizing income and impact, David Cutler. 780.7 CUT
What opera means: categories and case-studies, Christopher Wintle. 782.1 WIN


Amateur hour: motherhood in essays and swear words, Kimberly Harrington. 306.8743 HAR
Welcome to essayist Kimberly Harrington's poetic and funny world of motherhood, womanhood, and humanhood; not necessarily in that order. It's a place of loud parenting, fierce loving, too much social media, and occasional inner monologues.
Baby sleep training in 7 days: the fastest fix for sleepless nights, Violet Giannone. 649.122 GIA
Cracking the boy code: how to understand and talk with boys, Adam J. Cox. 649.132 COX
Is it bedtime yet?: parenting … the hilarious, the hair-raising, the heart-breaking, Emily Writes. 649.1 EMI
Parenting beyond belief: on raising ethical, caring kids without religion, Dale McGowan. 649.7 PAR
Part-time working mummy: a patchwork life: tales of heartache, hope and humour for every kind of family, Rachaele Hambleton. 306.8743 HAM
Want to know the truth about what life is like as a mum and step-mum with a chaotic patchwork family? This book is about lessons learned from many mistakes.
Skip the drama: practical, get-ahead strategies to survive your daughter's teenage years, Sarah Hughes. 649.133 HUG
The complete guide to potty training: the step-by-step plan with expert solutions for any mess, Michelle D. Swaney. 649.62 SWA
Toddler tactics, Pinky McKay. 649.122 MCK


Pacific hibiscus: a poetry collection, Helen Tau'au Filisi. 821.92 TAU
The themes included in this collection discuss Helen Tau'au Filisi's interest in her faith, education, living in Mangere, leaving a legacy for next generations and motherhood.
Sacred steps of Tigilau: a play series, Helen Tau'au Filisi. 822.92 FIL
The play begins with a retelling of the ancient Samoan tragic love story of Vaea and Apaula and the sacred steps that are learnt from the story. It is Tigilau's Grenpa who intitally tells the story in wanting to share the story with his own grandson to then pass onto next generations.
Su'esu'e manogi = in search of fragrance: Tui Atua Tupua Tamasese Ta'isi Efi and the Samoan Indigenous Reference, Tamasailau M. Suaalii-Sauni. 305.899462 EFI
This book is a celebration of His Highness Tui Atua Tupua Tamasese Ta'isi Efi's intellectual and cultural legacy to Samoa, providing Tui Atua's writings and thoughts on Samoan indigenous knowledge.

Personal Development

100 ways to happiness: a guide for busy people, Timothy J. Sharp. 158.1 SHA
Coping with grief, Mal McKissock. 155.937 MCK
Cringeworthy: how to make the most of uncomfortable situations, Melissa Dahl. 152.4 DAH
Dodging energy vampires: an empath's guide to evading relationships that drain you and restoring your health and power, Christiane Northrup. 155.23 NOR
How to be happy and confident in life, Merle Wilson. 158.1 WIL
How we desire, Carolyn Emcke. 833.92 EMC
An enthralling essay about gender, sexuality and love by one of Germany's most admired writers.
In praise of wasting time, Alan Lightman. 158.1 LIG
Bestselling author and MIT Professor, Alan Lightman, reveals the benefits of wasting time and allowing our minds to freely roam.
Keep your brain alive: 83 neurobic exercises to help prevent memory loss and increase mental fitness, Lawrence C. Katz. 153 KAT
Listening to design: a guide to the creative process, Andrew Levitt. 153.35 LEV
Drawing on his experience as a teacher, psychotherapist and architect, Andrew Levitt breaks down the creative process, from the moment an idea appears through to the final presentation of a project.
Open wide, Melissa Ambrosini. 155.2 AMB
The hip gal's 21st century relationship guide to love and relationships.
Pick three: you can have it all (just not every day), Randi Zuckerberg. 158.1 ZUC
This practical handbook demonstrates a way to manage the tensions we face each day and reject the unrealistic burden of balance to enjoy success on our own terms.
Reinvent me: how to transform your life and career, Camilla Sacre-Dallerup. 158.1 SAC
Self-reg: how to help your child (and you) break the stress cycle and successfully engage with life, Stuart Shanker. 155.418 SHA
Stop saying you're fine: the no-bs guide to getting what you want, Mel Robbins. 158.1 ROB
The big leap: conquer your hidden fear and take life to the next level, Gay Hendricks. 158.1 HEN
The elephant in the brain: hidden motives in everyday life, Kevin Simler. 153.8 SIM
The group: seven widowed fathers reimagine life, Donald L. Rosenstein. 155.937 ROS
Chronicles the challenges and triumphs of seven men whose wives died from cancer and were left to raise their young children entirely on their own.
The human instinct: how we evolved to have reason, consciousness, and free will, Kenneth R. Miller. 155.7 MIL
The incurable romantic and other unsettling revelations, Frank Tallis. 152.41 TAL
A fascinating account of a life investigating obsessive love, packed with intriguing true stories. Love defines us. It shapes the individual, ensures the preservation of the species, and is the principal subject we, as a culture, choose to examine in our art forms.
The law of attraction: the souls answer to why it isn't working and how it can, Andrea Mathews. 158.1 MAT
The memory book: how to remember anything you want, Tony Buzan. 153.14 BUZ
The year of the introvert: a journal of daily inspiration for the inwardly inclined, Michaela Chung. 155.23 CHU
Think!: before it's too late, Edward De Bono. 153.42 DE
The world is full of problems and conflicts. So why can we not solve them? According to Edward de Bono, world thinking cannot solve world problems because world thinking is itself the problem. And this is getting worse: we are so accustomed to readily available information online that we search immediately for the answers rather than thinking about them.

Pets & Animals

A richness of martens: wildlife tales from Ardnamurchan, Polly Pullar. 599.76 PUL
When Les and Chris Humphreys moved to Ardnamurchan 15 years ago, little did they realise they would be sharing their home with some of Britain's most elusive and misunderstood mustelids. Amongst all the animals and birds that visit their garden, they have formed a special bond with numerous pine martens, and have studied them and a cast of other creatures at close range through direct observation and via sensor-operated cameras.
An elephant in my kitchen: what the herd taught me about love, courage and survival, Françoise Malby-Anthony. 599.67 MAL
A blonde, chic Parisienne, Françoise never expected to find herself living on a South African game reserve. But when she fell in love with renowned conservationist Lawrence Anthony her life took an unexpected turn. Lawrence died in 2012 and Françoise was left to face the tough reality of running Thula Thula without him, even though she knew very little about conservation.
Babylon's ark: the incredible wartime rescue of the Baghdad Zoo, Lawrence Anthony. 590.73 ANT
When the Iraq war began, conservationist Lawrence Anthony could think of only one thing: the fate of the Baghdad Zoo, caught in the crossfire at the heart of the city. Once Anthony entered Iraq he discovered that the hostilities and uncontrolled looting had devastated the zoo and its animals. Working with members of the zoo staff and a few compassionate U.S. soldiers, he defended the zoo, bartered for food on war- torn streets, and scoured bombed palaces for desperately needed supplies.
Dogs: stories and poems, Mark Bryant. 636.7 DOG
Eager: the surprising, secret life of beavers and why they matter, Ben Goldfarb. 639.979 GOL
Hedgehogs, James Lowen. 599.33 LOW
The Dog Rescuers: heartwarming true 'tails' of rescue, recovery and re-homing, RSPCA. 636.7083 DOG

Philosophy & Psychology

Philosophy for dummies, Martin Cohen. 100 COH
The intelligence of the cosmos: why are we here?: new answers from the frontiers of science, Ervin Laszlo. 113 INT
The untethered soul: the journey beyond yourself, Michael A. Singer. 126 SIN


Surf tribe, Stephan Vanfleteren. 778.92 VAN
Photographer Stephan Vanfleteren shows that there is far more to surf culture than just sport and competition. Surfing is also about a deep admiration and respect for the ocean, as well as the feeling of insignificance when confronted with the forces of nature. A series of images that penetrates to the true core of surf culture.
The photographs of Joan Leigh Fermor: artist and lover, Ian Collins. 779 RAY
Elusive, enigmatic and beautiful, Joan Leigh Fermor [a.k.a. Joan Rayner] (1912-2003) was also one of the finest photographers of her time. Although hailed and hired by John Betjeman and Cyril Connolly from the 1930s, and a remarkable recorder of the London Blitz, she most excelled in pictures of unspoilt Greece taken between 1945 and 1960.
Wildbore: a photographic legacy, Catherine Knight. 779 WIL

Plays & Screenplays

Cleopatra: I am fire and air, Harold Bloom. 822.33 SHA
From Harold Bloom, one of the greatest Shakespeare scholars of our time, comes an intimate, wise, deeply compelling portrait of Cleopatra; one of the Bard's most riveting and memorable female characters. Cleopatra is one of the most famous women in history, and, thanks to Shakespeare, one of the most intriguing personalities in literature.
Falstaff: give me life, Harold Bloom. 822.33 SHA
From Harold Bloom, one of the greatest Shakespeare scholars of our time as well as a beloved professor who has taught the Bard for over half a century, an intimate, wise, deeply compelling portrait of Falstaff; Shakespeare's greatest enduring and complex comedic character.
Iago: the strategies of evil, Harold Bloom. 822.33 SHA
From one of the greatest Shakespeare scholars of our time, Harold Bloom presents Othello's Iago, perhaps the Bard's most compelling villain – the fourth in a series of five short books about the great playwright's most significant personalities.


Coming to it: selected poems, Sam Hunt. 821.914 HUN
Coming to it: Selected poems is the latest collection of Hunt's poems to be published. It is intended to replace both Doubtless: New and selected and Knucklebones: Poems 1962-2012 (both out of print) to ensure that a substantial selection of his poems remain available to the general reader.
Emily Brontë, Nick Holland. 821.8 BRO
Emily Brontë's poems offer insights to her relationships with her family, religion, nature, the world of work, and the shadowy and visionary powers that increasingly dominated her life.
Essex clay, Andrew Motion. 821.914 MOT
Essex Clay rekindles, expands and gives a tragic resonance to subjects that have haunted the poet throughout his writing life. In the first part, he tells the story of his mother's riding accident, long unconsciousness and slow death; in the second, he remembers the end of his father's life; and in the third, he describes an encounter that deepens the poem's tangled themes of loss and memory and retrieval.
My wide white bed, Trish Harris. 821.92 HAR
"A poetry book written from a patient's perspective after a prolonged stay in the hospital following orthopaedic surgery. It details short interactions with staff and other patients, as well as small observations of daily life."
New collected poems, Stephen Spender. 821.91 SPE
This New Collected Poems gathers seven decades of verse from Poems (1933) to Dolphins (1994) and the late uncollected work. Reordering the thematic principle of the 1985 Collected Poems, this editon returns to the book-by-book chronology and allows the reader to experience, for the first time, the full development and range of Spender's career.
New selected poems, Tom Paulin. 821.914 PAU
Since his precise, potent and subtle portraits of Northern Irish life first came to public attention in the 1970s, Tom Paulin has been an unmissable writer on the contemporary poetry scene. This selection of his work draws on nearly four decades of poetry and translation, updating and expanding upon the Selected Poems 1972-1990, and showcasing the microscopic detail and reinvention of the ordinary with which Paulin writes of place, culture and memory.
People from the pit stand up, Sam Duckor-Jones. 821.92 DUC
This is the voice of someone who is both at home and not at home in the world. Sam Duckor-Jones's wonderfully fresh, funny, dishevelled poems are alive with art-making and fuelled by a hunger for intimacy.
Plum, Hollie McNish. 821.92 MCN
Hollie McNish, winner of the Ted Hughes Award for Poetry, has thrilled and entranced audiences the length and breadth of the UK with her compelling and powerful performances. Plum, her debut for Picador Poetry, is a wise, sometimes rude and piercingly candid account of her memories from childhood to attempted adulthood.
The last hedgehog, Pam Ayres. 821.914 AYR
To mark and celebrate National Hedgehog Awareness Week, Pam Ayres has written a less-than-fond farewell from perspective of the 'last hedgehog left on earth'; a delightful, hilarious and thought-provoking elegy to that most beloved inhabitant of the British countryside, the common hedgehog.
The tidal wife, Kaddy Benyon. 821.92 BEN
Kaddy Benyon's second collection, The Tidal Wife, is concerned with islands: both as physical landforms and as emotional states; the need to retreat and be cut off as much as the need to reconnect and come to trust the pulse of one's internal tide.
View from the South, Owen Marshall. 821.914 MAR
A stunning collection of poems from one of New Zealand's most respected writers.

Politics & Government

Balfour's shadow: a century of British support for Zionism and Israel, David Cronin. 327.41 CRO
This is the controversial history of the British government's involvement in the Zionist project, from the Balfour Declaration in 1917 to the present day. Written by the British Foreign Secretary Arthur James Balfour, the Declaration stated 'His Majesty's government view with favour the establishment in Palestine of a national home for the Jewish people, and will use their best endeavours to facilitate the achievement of this object.'
Chasing Hillary: ten years, two presidential campaigns, and one intact glass ceiling, Amy Chozick. 324.973 CLI
Chozick takes us through the high and low lights of the most noxious and dramatic presidential election in American history. Chozick's candor and clear-eyed perspective, from her seat on the Hillary bus and reporting from inside the campaign's Brooklyn headquarters to her run-ins with Donald J. Trump, provide fresh intrigue and insights into the story we thought we all knew.
How democracy ends, David Runciman. 321.8 RUN
Democracy has died hundreds of times, all over the world. We know what that looks like: chaos descends and the military arrives to restore order, until the people can be trusted to look after their own affairs again. Often, that moment never comes, but there is a danger that this picture is out of date.
Russia reconsidered: Putin, power, and pragmatism, Matthew Crosston. 327.47 CRO
With his years of expertise in Russian studies, Dr. Matthew Crosston gives readers a close look at the many facets of the strained foreign relations between the United States of America and the Russian Federation.
Scots and Catalans: Union and Disunion, John H. Elliott. 320.9411 ELL
A distinguished historian of Spain and Europe provides an enlightening account of the development of nationalist and separatist movements in contemporary Catalonia and Scotland.
The lost majority: the 2017 election, the Conservative Party, the voters and the future, Michael A. Ashcroft. 324.941 ASH
The 2017 general election was supposed to be a walkover for the Conservative Party, but the voters had other ideas. In 'The Lost Majority', Lord Ashcroft draws on his unique research to explain why the thumping victory the Tories expected never happened. His findings reveal what real voters made of the campaign, why Britain refused Theresa May's appeal for a clear mandate to negotiate Brexit and where the party now stands after more than a decade of "modernization".
Utopia, Thomas More. 321.07 MOR
In his most famous and controversial book, Utopia, Thomas More imagines a perfect island nation where thousands live in peace and harmony, men and women are both educated, and all property is communal.


Conversations about indigenous rights: the UN Declaration of the Rights of Indigenous People and Aotearoa New Zealand, Selwyn Katene. 342.087 CON
He rau mahara: to remember the journey of our Ngāi Tahu soldiers: from the Pā to the battlefields of the Great War. 940.41 HE
He Rau Mahara, is an acknowledgement to our Ngāi Tahu servicemen who enlisted in the First World War, with many making the ultimate sacrifice, if not while on duty, then certainly on their return. For many survivors, the atrocities exposed to overseas, eventually worn them down in later life.
Indigenous peoples and the state: international perspectives on the Treaty of Waitangi, Mark Hickford. 342.087 IND
Poūkahangatus, Tayi Tibble. 821.92 TIB
This collection speaks about beauty, activism, power and popular culture with compelling guile, a darkness, a deep understanding and sensuality. It dives through noir, whakamā and kitsch and emerges dripping with colour and liquor. There's whakapapa, funk (in all its connotations) and fetishisation. The poems map colonisation of many kinds through intergenerational, indigenous domesticity, sex, image and disjunction.
Treasures of Tāne: plants of Ngāi Tahu, Rob Tipa. 581.9937 TIP
This is an accessible guide to native plants of the South Island of New Zealand, traditional Māori uses of them and history and traditions around them.

Religion & Ethics

A dictionary of the Bible, W.R.F. Browning. 220.3 DIC
This authoritative yet accessible dictionary provides clear and concise information about the important people, places, themes, and doctrines of the Bible. With entries ranging from earthquakes and mice to archaeology and Genesis, it is an essential and absorbing reference work for students and all readers of the Bible.
Becoming atheist: humanism and the secular West, Callum G. Brown. 211.8 BRO
Box of butterflies: discovering the unexpected blessings all around us, Roma Downey. 248.4 DOW
Ever since she was a little girl, Roma has seen butterflies as a reminder of God's presence. They have appeared to her in moments when she needed encouragement and reminded her she is not alone. In this deeply personal book, Roma shares stories from her life, alongside quotes, poems, scripture, and artwork that she prays will uplift you as they have her.
Christianity in the twentieth century: a world history, Brian Stanley. 270.82 STA
From passion to peace, James Allen. 289.98 ALL
The pathway of the Saints and sages, the road of the wise and pure; the highway along which the Saviours have trod, and which all Saviours to come will also walk; such is the subject of this book; such is the high and holy theme which the author briefly expounds in these pages.
Garden of truth, Ruth Chou Simons. 242.5 CHO
Offers 58 specially selected scriptures, each accompanied by hand-painted artwork and a short, heartfelt truth to direct your thoughts to your Savior.
God is good for you: a defence of Christianity in troubled times, Greg Sheridan. 239 SHE
If God is love: rediscovering grace in an ungracious world, Philip Gulley. 248.4 GUL
Argues that one's beliefs play a key role in how one lives and interacts in the world, inviting readers to envision a world where everyone shares a belief that God loves every person and proposing world transformation through spiritual change.
In search of wisdom: a monk, a philosopher, and a psychiatrist on what matters most, Matthieu Ricard. 170.44 RIC
In Search of Wisdom is a book born of the friendship of three gifted teachers, exploring the universal human journey and our quest for meaning and understanding.
Kindfulness, Ajahn Brahm. 294.34 AJA
When we add kindness to mindfulness we get 'kindfulness,' a new approach to meditation. Kindfulness is the cause of relaxation. It brings ease to the body, to the mind, and to the world.
Radical acceptance: embracing your life with the heart of a Buddha, Tara Brach. 294.34 BRA
Writing with great warmth and clarity, Tara Brach brings her teachings alive through personal stories and case histories, fresh interpretations of Buddhist tales, and guided meditations.
Royal books and holy bones: essays in Medieval Christianity, Eamon Duffy. 270.3 DUF
The barbarian way: unleash the untamed faith within, Erwin Raphael McManus. 248.4 MCM
Erwin McManus wasn't raised in a Christian home, so when he came to Christ as a college student, he didn't know the rules of the "religious club." But he did understand that prayer was a conversation, and he learned to talk to God and wait for answers.
The Bible book, Tammi J. Schneider. 220.6 SCH
The Bible Book explores the ideas and beliefs key to the teachings of the most widely printed religious book of all time. This highly visual book highlights more than 100 of the most important Biblical passages and explains their theological significance and key concepts.
The Charles F. Stanley life principles Bible: NKJV, New King James Version, Charles F. Stanley. 220.52 BIB
The Charles F. Stanley Life Principles Bible delivers Dr. Stanley's cherished values to benefit every Christian in his or her life's pursuits.
The everyday life Bible: containing the Amplified Old Testament and the Amplified New Testament, Joyce Meyer. 220.5 BIB
The holy Qur'an, M. A. Haleem Eliyasee. 297.12 KOR
The Koran in English: a biography, Bruce B. Lawrence. 297.12 LAW
The rational Bible. Exodus: God, slavery, and freedom, Dennis Prager. 222.1 PRA
Why do so many people think the Bible, the most influential book in world history, is outdated? Why do our friends and neighbours; and sometimes we ourselves, dismiss the Bible as irrelevant, irrational, immoral, or all of these things? This explanation of the Book of Exodus, the second book of the Bible, will demonstrate that the Bible is not only powerfully relevant to today's issues, but completely consistent with rational thought.
The road to spiritual freedom, Harold Klemp. 299.93 KLE
Harold Klemp confronts a world of limitations and offers startling possibilities. His wisdom and heart-opening stories of everyday people having extraordinary experiences tell of a secret truth at work in your life–there is divine purpose and meaning to every experience you have.
The soul of a pilgrim: eight practices for the journey within, Christine Valters Paintner. 263 PAI
The spiritual laws of life, Harold Klemp. 299.93 KLE
There exist wonderful truths; spiritual laws that nourish us, one and all. Laws of wisdom, freedom, and charity, or divine love. How can we shape our lives and destiny to live in harmony with them?
Voices of modern Islam: what it means to be Muslim today, Declan Henry. 297 HEN
Who's who & where's where in the Bible: an illustrated A-to-Z dictionary of the people and places in scripture, Stephen M. Miller. 220.9 MIL
Zondervan handbook to the Bible, David Alexander. 220.6 ZON


A feast of science: intriguing morsels from the science of everyday life, Joe Schwarcz. 500 SCH
A Feast of Science demystifies the chemistry of everyday life, serving up practical knowledge to both inform and entertain. Guaranteed to satiate your hunger for palatable and relevant scientific information.
A naturalist at large: the best essays of Bernd Heinrich, Bernd Heinrich. 508 HEI
From one of the finest scientist/writers of our time comes an engaging record of a life spent in close observation of the natural world.
Biocentrism: how life and consciousness are the keys to understanding the true nature of the universe, Robert Lanza. 576.83 LAN
The startling discovery that the world was not flat challenged and changed the way people perceived themselves and their relationships with the world. This work features the revolutionary view that life creates the universe instead of the other way around.
DNA is not destiny: the remarkable, completely misunderstood relationship between you and your genes, Steven J. Heine. 572.8 HEI
Light of the stars: alien worlds and the fate of the Earth, Adam Frank. 523.1 FRA
Light of the Stars tells the story of humanity's coming of age as we awaken to the possibilities of life on other worlds and their sudden relevance to our fate on Earth.
Lost in math: how beauty leads physics astray, Sabine Hossenfelder. 530.15 HOS
Whether pondering black holes or predicting discoveries at CERN, physicists believe the best theories are beautiful, natural, and elegant, and this standard separates popular theories from disposable ones. This is why, Sabine Hossenfelder argues, we have not seen a major breakthrough in the foundations of physics for more than four decades.
Meet your bacteria, Nicola Temple. 579 TEM
Introduces you to all of your tiny tenants, and reveals the fascinating inner workings of your body, and the importance of these usually helpful (but sometimes harmful) microbes.
One of ten billion earths: how we learn about our planet's past and future from distant exoplanets, Karel Schrijver. 523.24 SCH
Illustrated with breathtaking images of the Solar System and of the Universe around it, this book explores how the discoveries within the Solar System and of exoplanets far beyond it come together to help us understand the habitability of Earth, and how these findings guide the search for exoplanets that could support life.
Orca: how we came to know and love the ocean's greatest predator, Jason M. Colby. 599.53 COL
Reading the clouds: how you can forecast the weather, Oliver Perkins. 551.576 PER
Spying on whales: the past, present, and future of the world's largest animals, Nick Pyenson. 599.5 PYE
Still waters: the secret world of lakes, Curt Stager. 551.48 STA
Swifts and swallows, Mike Unwin. 598.76 UNW
The book of why: the new science of cause and effect, Judea Pearl. 501 PEA
The quantum astrologer's handbook, Michael Brooks. 530.12 CAR
A book of science like no other, about a scientist like no other. This is a landmark in science writing. It resurrects from the vaults of neglect the polymath Jerome Cardano, a Milanese of the sixteenth century. Who is he? A gambler and blasphemer, inventor and chancer, plagued by demons and anxieties, astrologer to kings, emperors, and popes.
Thou shalt innovate: how Israeli ingenuity repairs the world, Avi Jorisch. 609.5694 JOR
Totally random: why nobody understands quantum mechanics (a serious comic on entanglement), Tanya Bub. 530.12 BUB
Totally Random is a comic for the serious reader who wants to really understand the central mystery of quantum mechanics; entanglement: what it is, what it means, and what you can do with it.
Why don't penguins' feet freeze?: and 114 other questions, Mick O'Hare. 502 WHY
Women of invention: life-changing ideas by remarkable women, Charlotte Montague. 609 MON

Social Issues

Carbon ideologies. Volume I, No immediate danger, William T. Vollmann. 363.7387 VOL
William T. Vollmann has won acclaim as a singular voice tackling everything from poverty to violence to American imperialism as it has played out on the U.S./Mexico border. Now he turns to a topic that will define generations to come; the human actions that have led to global warming.
Carbon ideologies. Volume II, No good alternative, William T. Vollmann. 363.7387 VOL
Daughter detox: recovering from an unloving mother and reclaiming your life, Peg Streep. 306.8743 STR
A self-help book based in science, the result of more than a decade of research, Daughter Detox offers the daughters of unloving mothers vital information, guidance, and real strategies for healing from childhood experiences, and building genuine self-esteem.
Dawn of the Akashic Age: new consciousness, quantum resonance, and the future of the world, Ervin Laszlo. 303.49 LAS
The world is changing. The transition from the mechanistic worldview to one that recognizes the interconnectedness of all life is upon us. It is the dawning of the Akashic Age. The Akashic field that connects the universe is now recognized by cutting-edge science.
Doing our bit: the campaign to double the refugee quota, Murdoch Stephens. 325.21 STE
In 2013, Murdoch Stephens began a campaign to double New Zealand's refugee quota. Inspired by his time living in Aleppo, Syria, over the next five years he built the campaign into a mainstream national movement – one that contributed to the first growth in New Zealand's refugee quota in thirty years.
Entitled: a critical history of the British aristocracy, Chris Bryant. 305.52 BRY
Has the gay movement failed?, Martin Duberman. 306.766 DUB
The past fifty years have seen significant shifts in attitudes toward LGBTQ people and wider acceptance of them in the United States and the West. Yet the extent of this progress, argues Martin Duberman, has been more broad and conservative than deep and transformative.
How to live plastic free: a day in the life of a plastic detox, Marine Conservation Society. 363.728 BON
By taking some easy steps and making a few changes to your daily routine, you can help. This book will teach you everything you need to know about reducing your plastic usage on a daily basis.
Killing King: racial terrorists, James Earl Ray, and the plot to assassinate Martin Luther King Jr., Stuart Wexler. 323.1196073 KIN
Published in time for the 50th anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s assassination, Killing King uncovers previously unknown FBI files and sources, as well as new forensics to convincingly make the case that King was assassinated by a long-simmering conspiracy orchestrated by the racial terrorists who were responsible for the Mississippi Burning murders.
Lovey, Mary MacCracken. 362.76 MCC
This deeply moving memoir tells the story of Hannah: a child who has been beaten and abused; a girl full of loneliness and rage; a student no one but learning disabilities teacher Mary MacCracken could reach.
Machine, platform, crowd: harnessing our digital future, Andrew McAfee. 303.483 MCA
Merchants of men: how jihadists and ISIS turned kidnapping and refugee trafficking into a multibillion-dollar business, Loretta Napoleoni. 363.32 NAP
My parent's keeper: the guilt, grief, guesswork, and unexpected gifts of caregiving, Jody Gastfriend. 362.6 GAS
Nothing to envy: love, life and death in North Korea, Barbara Demick. 306.09519 DEM
North Korea, run by a mad dictator, is cut off from the rest of the world, unknown and unknowable. But North Korea is also a place where ordinary people live, dream and learn to survive. Demick draws a powerful portrait of a bizzare society and the very real lives it affects.
Orders to kill: The Putin regime and political murder, Amy Knight. 303.6 KNI
Ever since Vladimir Putin came to power in Russia, his critics have turned up dead on a regular basis. According to Amy Knight, this is no coincidence. In Orders to Kill, the KGB scholar ties dozens of victims together to expose a campaign of political murder during Putin's reign that even includes terrorist attacks such as the Boston Marathon bombing.
Outnumbered: from Facebook and Google to fake news and filter-bubbles–the algorithms that control our lives, David Sumpter. 303.483 SUM
Algorithms are running our society, and we don't really know what they are up to. Our increasing reliance on technology and the internet has opened a window for mathematicians and data researchers to gaze through into our lives. Using the data they are constantly collecting about where we travel, where we shop, what we buy and what interests us, they can begin to predict our daily habits. But how reliable is this data?
Rape and resistance: understanding the complexities of sexual violation, Linda Martín Alcoff. 362.883 ALC
Social work: the basics, Mark Doel. 361.3 DOE
South of forgiveness: a true story of rape and responsibility, Thordis Elva. 362.883 THO
One ordinary spring morning in Reykjavik, Iceland, Thordis Elva kisses her son and partner goodbye before boarding a plane to do a remarkable thing: fly seven thousand miles to South Africa to confront the man who raped her when she was just sixteen.
Tailspin: the people and forces behind America's fifty-year fall–and those fighting to reverse it, Steven Brill. 306.0973 BRI
Journalist Steven Brill examines how and why major American institutions no longer serve as they should, causing a deep rift between the vulnerable majority and the protected few.
The art of living alone & loving it: your inspirational toolkit for a whole and happy life, Jane Mathews. 306.815 MAT
The big questions: what is New Zealand's future?, Rod Oram. 303.49 BIG
New Zealand is at a crossroads. People are increasingly concerned about where we are headed. Can we improve our appalling statistics on poverty and violence? What about work - will we all be replaced by robots? Will our children (let alone our grandchildren) be able to afford to buy a house? Can we clean up our rivers? This book looks at many aspects of our lives and our nation.
The Boys' Brigade: an illustrated history, Michael A. W. Strachan. 369.42 STR
The death of truth, Michiko Kakutani. 306.2 KAK
We live in a time when the very idea of objective truth is mocked and discounted by the US President. Discredited conspiracy theories and ideologies have resurfaced, proven science is once more up for debate, and Russian propaganda floods our screens. The wisdom of the crowd has usurped research and expertise, and we are each left clinging to the beliefs that best confirm our biases. How did truth become an endangered species?
The future of work: robots, AI, and automation, Darrell M. West. 306.36 WES
Robots, artificial intelligence, and driverless cars are no longer things of the distant future. They are with us today and will become increasingly common in coming years, along with virtual reality and digital personal assistants. As these tools advance deeper into everyday use, they raise the question–how will they transform society, the economy, and politics?
The power of hope, Kon Karapanagiotidis. 323 KAR
Kon Karapanagiotidis is the founder of the Asylum Seeker Resource Centre, which argues that by putting community, love and compassion at the centre of our lives, we have the power to change our world.
The third bank of the river: power and survival in the twenty-first-century Amazon, Chris Feliciano Arnold. 306.0981 ARN
During the 2014 World Cup, an isolated Amazonian tribe emerged from the jungle on the misty border of Peru and Brazil, escaping massacre at the hands of illegal loggers. A year later, in the jungle capital of Manaus, a bloody weekend of reprisal killings inflames a drug war that blurs the line between cops and kingpins. Both events reveal the dual struggles of those living in and around the vast, endangered Amazon jungle.
Waiting for Elijah, Kate Wild. 363.232 WIL
In 2009, in the NSW country town of Armidale, a mentally ill young man is shot dead by a police officer. Senior Constable Andrew Rich claims he 'had no choice' other than to shoot 24-year-old Elijah Holcombe; Elijah had run at him roaring with a knife, he tells police. Some witnesses to the shooting say otherwise, though and this act of aggression doesn't fit with the sweet, sensitive, but troubled young man that Elijah's family and friends knew him to be.
We built the wall: how the US keeps out asylum seekers from Mexico, Central America and beyond, Eileen Truax. 323.63 TRU
Weird scenes inside the canyon: Laurel Canyon, covert ops & the dark heart of the hippie dream, David McGowan. 306.1 MCG
In the 1960s and early 1970s a dizzying array of musical artists congregated in Laurel Canyon to create much of the music that provided the soundtrack to those turbulent times. But there was a dark side to that scene as well. Many didn't make it out alive, and many of those deaths remain shrouded in mystery to this day.
Welcome to our world: a collection of life writings by people living with dementia, Liz Jennings. 362.19683 WEL
Your happiness was hacked: why tech is winning the battle to control your brain, and how to fight back, Vivek Wadhwa. 303.483 WAD

Sport & Recreation

A history of cycling in 100 objects, Suze Clemitson. 796.6 CLE
Around the world in 80 days: my world record breaking adventure, Mark Beaumont. 796.6 BEA
On Monday 18th September 2017, Mark Beaumont pedalled through the Arc de Triomphe in Paris. 78 days, 14 hours and 40 minutes earlier he set off from the same point, beginning his attempt to circumnavigate the world in record time. Covering more than 18,000 miles and cycling through some of the harshest conditions one man and his bicycle can endure.
Astroball: the new way to win it all, Ben Reiter. 796.3576 REI
Climbing beyond: the world's greatest rock-climbing adventures, James Pearson. 796.5223 PEA
Dancing with the wind: manual of sailplane slope and wave soaring techniques: everything you need to know how to fly in the wind, happy and safe, Jean-Marie Clement. 797.55 CLE
Final scrum: rugby internationals killed in the Second World War, Nigel McCrery. 796.333 MCC
How I play golf, Tiger Woods. 796.3523 WOO
How I Play Golf' offers a lavishly illustrated instructional book with four-colour photography, original artwork, unique sequential shots of Tiger in action, and easy-to-follow diagrams for golfers of all abilities.
My story so far: how I became the Fittest Woman on Earth, Tia-Clair Toomey. 796.08 TOO
At twenty-four years old, Tia- Clair Toomey was crowned the winner of the 2017 Crossfit Games and officially became the Fittest Woman on Earth. This is the story of how she achieved the title.
Red card: FIFA and the fall of the most powerful men in sports, Ken Bensinger. 796.334 BEN
The story of FIFA's fall from grace has it all: power, betrayal, revenge, sports stars, hustlers, corruption, sex and phenomenal quantities of money, all set against exotic locales stretching from Caribbean beaches to the formal staterooms of the Kremlin and the sun-blasted streets of Doha, Qatar.
Run for your life: mindful running for a happy life, William Pullen. 796.42 PUL
Run smart: using science to improve performance and expose marathon running's greatest myths, John Brewer. 796.425 BRE
Swimming science: optimum performance in the water, G. John Mullen. 797.21 SWI
The anatomy of Manchester United: a history in ten matches, Jonathan Wilson. 796.3346 WIL
Award-winning football writer Jonathan Wilson selects ten landmark matches from Manchester United's history, from the first time they lifted the FA Cup, beating Bristol City in 1909, to the Cup victory of 2016 that proved to be Louis van Gaal's last game in charge.
The call of the road: the history of cycle road racing, Chris Sidwells. 796.62 SID
White Hart Lane: the Spurs glory years, 1899-2017, Martin Lipton. 796.33406 LIP
Winx: biography of a champion, Trevor Marshallsea. 798.4 MAR
The beautiful bay Winx has transcended the track to become a national icon, earning the affection and acclaim usually reserved for just a chosen few. Since the start of her extraordinary winning streak, Winx has run like a horse possessed. Now ranked No 1 in the world, she has won 23 races in a row and counting.


Chariots of the gods: unsolved mysteries of the past, Erich Von Daniken. 001.94 DAN
Now in a beautiful 50th anniversary edition with a new foreword and afterword by the author, this is the groundbreaking classic that introduced the theory that ancient Earth established contact with aliens.
Chicken soup for the soul: dreams and the unexplainable: 101 eye-opening stories about premonitions and miracles, Amy Newmark. 135 CHI
Incense: crafting & use of magickal scents, Carl F. Neal. 133.44 NEA
Kitchen witchcraft: spells & charms, Rachel Patterson. 133.44 PAT
The encyclopedia of misinformation: a compendium of imitations, spoofs, delusions, simulations, counterfeits, impostors, illusions, confabulations, skullduggery, frauds, pseudoscience, propaganda, hoaxes, flimflam, pranks, hornswoggle, conspiracies & mis, Rex Sorgatz. 001.96 SOR
The three waves of volunteers and the new earth, Dolores Cannon. 001.942 CAN
Traditional Wicca: a seeker's guide, Thorn Mooney. 299.9 MOO


Car design: von der Kutsche zur Auto-Mobilität = From the carriage to auto-mobility, Hans-Ulrich von Mende. 629.23 MEN
Chasing new horizons: inside the epic first mission to Pluto, Alan Stern. 629.435 STE
Shares a behind-the-scenes account of the science, politics, egos, and public expectations that shaped the New Horizons' mission to Pluto and beyond, citing the endeavor's boundary-breaking achievements and how they reflect the collective power of shared human goals.
Fly girls: how five daring women defied all odds and made aviation history, Keith O'Brien. 629.13092 OBR
Between the world wars, no sport was more popular, or more dangerous, than airplane racing. Male pilots themselves were hailed as dashing heroes but female pilots were more often ridiculed than praised. Fly Girls recounts how a cadre of women banded together to break the original glass ceiling: the entrenched prejudice that conspired to keep them out of the sky.
Ignition!: an informal history of liquid rocket propellants, John D. Clark. 629.47 CLA
As much a memoir as a work of history, sharing a behind-the-scenes view of an enterprise which eventually took men to the moon, missiles to the planets, and satellites to outer space.
Immortal Austin Seven, David Morgan. 629.2222 AUS
Land Rover emergency vehicles, James Taylor. 629.225 LAN
This book is both an historic and nostalgic look at the role of the Land Rover in the emergency services over the last 70 years.
Life on the road: Kiwi trucking stories, Randolph Covich. 388.324 COV
Mapping the airways, Paul Jarvis. 387.7 JAR
Maps have long held a fascination for travellers and would-be travellers alike. Drawing on fascinating and unique material from the BA archive, curator Paul Jarvis focusses on the beautiful map artworks used over nearly 100 years of history to promote the airline's services.
Mercedes-Benz SL and SLC 107-series 1971-1989: the complete story, Andrew Noakes. 629.2222 MER
Mercedes-Benz W123: all models 1976 to 1986, Julian Parish. 629.2222 MER
New Zealand adventures by rail, Denis Dwyer. 385.0993 DWY
The journeys include the celebrated Northern Explorer, Coastal Pacific and TranzAlpine as well as the spectacular Oamaru Seasider and Taieri Gorge Railway.
Pick and shovel to caravans: Hurst Bros early years in New Zealand's caravan industry, Claude R. Hurst. 629.226 HUR
The complete book of Chevrolet Camaro: every model since 1967, David Newhardt. 629.2222 CHE
The complete builder's guide to hot rod chassis and suspension, Jeff Tann. 629.24 TAN
The Land Cruiser legend: Toyota's cult four wheelers - all models and series from 1951 to the present, Alexander Wohlfarth. 629.2222 TOY
The last years of the rear entrance double-decker bus, Mike Rhodes. 388.34 RHO
The lost pilots: the spectacular rise and scandalous fall of aviation's golden couple, Corey Mead. 629.13 MEA
The Sahara Desert, February 1962: the wreckage of a plane emerges from the sands revealing, too, the body of the plane's long-dead pilot. But who was he? And what had happened to him?
The Volvo estate car: design icon & faithful companion, Ashley Hollebone. 629.2222 VOL
Tin can homestead: the art of Airstream living, Natasha Lawyer. 629.226 LAW
The Airstream trailer is the ultimate symbol of vintage wanderlust-and the classic touring vehicle's resurgent popularity has dovetailed with the tiny house movement, resonating with design-minded individuals looking to live small.
Triumph & standard cars 1945 to 1984: a pictorial history, Kevin Warrington. 629.2222 TRI

War & Defence

Decima Flottiglia MAS: the best commandos of the Second World War, Walter S. Zapotoczny Jr. 940.545 ZAP
A group of determined young human torpedoes and assault swimmers fought bravely for Italy in the Second World War, inspiring fear and respect from the British Navy. The actions of these few men severely reduced British naval power in the Mediterranean.
Enigma: how breaking the code helped win World War II, Michael Kerrigan. 940.5486 KER
Hamel 4th July 1918: the Australian & American victory, John Hughes-Wilson. 940.43 HUG
Hitler's British Isles: the real story of the occupied Channel Islands, Duncan Barrett. 940.533 BAR
If Britain had fallen: the real Nazi occupation plans, Norman Longmate. 940.5341 LON
The question 'what if' Germany had invaded the British Isles has long preoccupied writers, but none have dealt with the subject as comprehensively and effectively as Norman Longmate. Based on a classic television film of the same name, If Britain Had Fallen covers every phase of the subject, from the German pre-invasion maneuvering and preparations, the landing of troops, to the German seizure of power.
SS elite: the senior leaders of Hitler's Praetorian Guard. Volume 1, (A-J), Max Williams. 940.541 WIL
Submarines: World War I to the present, Chris Bishop. 623.8257 BIS
The dead still cry out: the story of a combat cameraman, Helen Lewis. 940.541 LEW
Helen Lewis was just a child when she found an old suitcase hidden in a cupboard at home. Inside it were the most horrifying photographs she'd ever seen – a record of the atrocities committed at Bergen-Belsen. They belonged to her father, Mike, a British paratrooper and combat cameraman who had filmed the camp's liberation.
The hidden army: MI9's secret force and the untold story of D-Day, Matt Richards. 940.5472 RIC
The Hurricane Girls: the inspirational true story of the women who dared to fly, Jo Wheeler. 940.544 WHE
Led by firebrand Pauline Gower, an elite group of British women were selected as ferry pilots to fly for the Air Transport Auxiliary in the Second World War. They risked their lives flying munitions and equipment for the boys on the front line. Flying day and night without radio; dodging storms, barrage balloons and anti-aircraft fire; and with only a map, compass and their eyesight to guide them, they navigated the treacherous wartime skies.
The illustrated world encyclopedia of guns: pistols, rifles, revolvers, machine and submachine firearms through history in over 1100 photographs, Will Fowler. 623.44 FOW
The twentieth train: the true story of the ambush of the death train to Auschwitz, Marion Schreiber. 940.5318 SCH
Marion Schreiber's gripping book about the only Nazi death train in World War II to be ambushed draws on private documents, photographs, archive material, and police reports, as well as original research, including interviews with the surviving escapees.
The Wehrmacht's last stand: the German campaigns of 1944-1945, Robert M. Citino. 940.5421 CIT
Tupolev: Tu-95 & Tu-142, Yefim Gordon. 623.7463 TUP
First flown in 1952, the Tu-95–known to the western world as the Bear–had its share of teething troubles with a change of engine type being necessary before the aircraft could go into production. Eventually, however, it became the backbone of the Soviet strategic aviation, in spite of having a competitor in the shape of the four-turbojet Myasishchev M-4 and its 3M series of derivatives.