Here are just a few of the exciting new nonfiction titles available at the Mollie Dodd Anderson Library:
The Return of George Washington: 1783-1789
by Edward J. Larson
A look at the often over-looked fourteen years between George Washington’s retirement as the Commander of the Continental Army and his return to Washington to lead the Constitutional Convention and eventually serve as the country’s first president.
Lincoln and the Power of the Press: The War for Public Opinion
by Harold Holzer
An avid reader of newspapers, Lincoln developed a masterful control over the press. His shrewd and perceptive handling of this growing ‘new’ medium helped shape the course of his political career as well as many national issues including slavery, the union, and the war.
Described as the ultimate survivor, Napolean Bonaparte’s infamous wife was passionate, beguiling, and above all, ambitious. Library Journal praises Kate Williams’ newest book: “This engrossing and accessible account is for all readers who enjoy historical biography.”
As a pioneer in South Pole expeditions Ernest Shackleton is brought to life in this haunting portrayal of his four major expeditions, private life, and business ventures.
New York Times best selling author Jim Dwyer tells the story of four young students who sought to create a new social media platform that would protect privacy instead of selling it to the highest bidder. Though ultimately tragic, their tale reveals a larger picture of how our private information is manipulated on the internet.
In this fascinating study of technology, time management, and stress, Judy Wajcman argues that being overly busy has become valorized by our society. Weaving together the newest research on time management and the use of digital tools, the book offers suggestions to make the best use of technology.
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