New Non-Fiction Books

The birth of loud : Leo Fender, Les Paul, and the guitar-pioneering rivalry that shaped rock 'n' roll / Ian S. Port. cover
Chronicles the rivalry between the two men who innovated the electric guitar's sound--Leo Fender and Les Paul--and their competition to convince rock stars like The Beatles, Jimi Hendrix, and Eric Clapton to play the instruments they built.
Season : big flavors, beautiful food / recipes & photographes by Nik Sharma. cover
"A very beautiful and deeply personal cookbook. Quite simply beautiful food - wide-ranging, inspiring, and infused with an enlivening and generous sensibility. Combined with his captivating visuals that highlight the beauty of the food he presents, his personal journey is part of a larger ever-changing culinary landscape that takes all of our struggles and fractured selves to weave a new, uniquely American tapestry of beautiful food. This book is full of mouthwatering recipes that home cooks will actually make and dozens of Nik's breathtaking, low-light images that sit at the intersection of food photography and fine art. More than providing 100 thoughtful recipes, however, Nik encourages us to connect the dots between our cultural foods, memories, and current geographic location so we may also cultivate a way of cooking and eating that represents who we truly are. The best cookbooks are those with an unmistakable voice. 'Mine is the story of a gay immigrant, told through food, ' is how Nik Sharma opens Season, and he tells his story so beautifully. I can't think of another cookbook that takes you not only to Bombay and Oakland, but also to science labs in Cincinnati and D.C., and a farm in Virginia. Memorable food is the string that Nik uses to tie all of these seemingly disparate places together and, in doing so, he shares himself"--Provided by publisher.
Out of the box holiday baking : gingerbread cupcakes, peppermint cheesecake, and more festive semi-homemade sweets / Hayley Parker. cover
"By starting with cake or brownie mixes, ready-made dough and crusts, and other make-it-simple head starts, Hayley Parker makes holiday baking a breeze. She transforms everyday ingredients into one-of-a-kind desserts and puts new twists on flavors like spicy gingerbread, cool peppermint, and comforting hot cocoa. Here are candies, cookies, cakes, cupcakes, pies, bars, and more, including: White Chocolate Peppermint Cupcakes, Homemade Chocolate Hazelnut Truffles, Eggnog Pie, Red Velvet Whoopie Pies. From the blogger who makes 'even novice bakers feel like pros' (POPSUGAR), these sweet treats are perfect for holiday gift-giving, parties, and unexpected guests--even Santa will be impressed!"-- Provided by publisher.
The make-ahead sauce solution : elevate your everyday meals with 61 freezer-friendly sauces / Elisabeth Bailey. cover
Dress up your dinner! Add bold flavor to any meal with these family-friendly sauces. Stock your freezer with your favories, and you've got the secret to transforming basic ingredients into a tasty dinner in minutes. Recipes to please every palate-- including chimichurri, creamy chipotle, sausage ragu, Thai peanut, pineapple ginger, and sun-dried tomato pesto-- make it easy to get a delicious, homemade meal on the table every night of the week. -- back cover.
Southern living 2018 annual recipes / executive editor: Katherine Cobbs ; project editor: Lacie Pinyan. cover
Collects 550 recipes published in 2018, sharing easy-to-follow instructions for an array of everyday and special-occasion meals complemented by cooking and preparation times.
Freedom is an inside job : owning our darkness and our light to heal ourselves and the world / Zainab Salbi. cover
"This book explores how to be the change we want to see in the world, that social and political change is a process that must always involve knowing ourselves deeply and continuing to push ourselves to align at every level with our vision for the world"-- Provided by publisher.
Writers and their cats / by Alison Nastasi. cover
Photographs of famous writers and their feline companions-- Provided by publisher.
Deep roots : how slavery still shapes Southern politics / Avidit Acharya, Matthew Blackwell, Maya Sen. cover
"Despite dramatic social transformations in the United States during the last 150 years, the South has remained staunchly conservative. Southerners are more likely to support Republican candidates, gun rights, and the death penalty, and southern whites harbor higher levels of racial resentment than whites in other parts of the country. Why haven't these sentiments evolved or changed? Deep Roots shows that the entrenched political and racial views of contemporary white southerners are a direct consequence of the region's slaveholding history, which continues to shape economic, political, and social spheres. Today, southern whites who live in areas once reliant on slavery--compared to areas that were not--are more racially hostile and less amenable to policies that could promote black progress. Highlighting the connection between historical institutions and contemporary political attitudes, the authors explore the period following the Civil War when elite whites in former bastions of slavery had political and economic incentives to encourage the development of anti-black laws and practices. Deep Roots shows that these forces created a local political culture steeped in racial prejudice, and that these viewpoints have been passed down over generations, from parents to children and via communities, through a process called behavioral path dependence. While legislation such as the Civil Rights Act and the Voting Rights Act made huge strides in increasing economic opportunity and reducing educational disparities, southern slavery has had a profound, lasting, and self-reinforcing influence on regional and national politics that can still be felt today. A groundbreaking look at the ways institutions of the past continue to sway attitudes of the present, Deep Roots demonstrates how social beliefs persist long after the formal policies that created those beliefs have been eradicated."--Dust jacket.
Comics Experience® guide to writing comics : scripting your story ideas from start to finish / Andy Schmidt. cover
Schmidt offers advice and practical instruction for everything from writing realistic dialogue to communicating your ideas to other comics professionals. Includes 23 exercises to help you put fundamental writing principles into practice, sample script formats, page-by-page outlines, scene-by-scene outlines and short pitches that show you exactly how to create these important components of the writing process, diagrams and pages from published comics to illustrate key concepts, and tips on professional development, networking and navigating the comics industry.
In defense of Andrew Jackson / Bradley J. Birzer. cover
""I'm not an Andrew Jackson fan, but I'm definitely a Bradley Birzer fan. His case for Old Hickory is as strong as any I've seen and deserves to be reckoned with."- THOMAS E. WOODS JR., author of The Politically Incorrect Guide to American History. "Most discussion of Andrew Jackson falls into predictable ruts, defaulting automatically to cliches that reflect more on our own time than his. Whether America is entering another 'Jacksonian' period depends upon understanding the first one more clearly, and we have Bradley Birzer to thank for taking up a spirited defense of this complicated man and his legacy." - STEVEN F. HAYWARD, author of The Age of Reagan: The Conservative Counterrevolution 1980-1989. "Liberal revisionists have pounded Andrew Jackson down to the point where Democrats are ashamed to admit he founded their party. In Defense of Andrew Jackson sets the record straight on America's first populist president." - JAMES S. ROBBINS, author of Erasing America: Losing Our Future by Destroying Our Past. "As a man and a military hero, Andrew Jackson is as American as they come. But in this timely biography, Bradley Birzer has managed to peel back layers of cliche and reveal our seventh president as a more complex human being than current textbooks allow." - GLEAVES WHITNEY, director of Grand Valley State University's Hauenstein Center for Presidential Studies. "He was a man of the frontier, self-made but appreciative of those who gave him their loyalty and support. He was, pure and simple, and American..." Andrew Jackson was controversial in his time--and even more controversial in our own. Indian fighter, ardent patriot, hero of the War of 1812, the very embodiment of America's democratic and frontier spirit, Andrew Jackson was an iconic figure. Today, Jackson is criticized and reviled - condemned as a slave-owner, repudiated as the president who dispatched the Indians down the "Trail of Tears," dropped with embarrassment by the Democratic Party, and demanded by many to be removed from the twenty-dollar bill. Who is the real Andrew Jackson? The beloved Old Hickory whom Americans once revered? Or the villain who has become a prime target of the Social Justice Warriors? Using letters, diaries, newspaper columns, and notes, historian Bradley Birzer provides a fresh and enlightening perspective on Jackson --unvarnished, true to history, revealing why President Donald Trump sees Andrew Jackson as a political role model, and illustrating the strong parallels between the anxieties of Jacksonian America and the anxieties of the "Hillbilly Elegy" voting bloc of today. In this brilliant new book, Bradley Birzer makes the case that Jackson was.
We do : saying yes to a relationship of depth, true connection, and enduring love / Stan Tatkin, PsyD, MFT. cover
Committing fully to a loving partnership can be one of the most beautiful and fulfilling experiences you will ever have. Yet as anyone in a long-term relationship will tell you, it can also be one of the most challenging. Almost half of all first marriages eventually end in divorce, and chances go down from there. So how do you beat the odds? All successful long-term relationships are secure relationships, writes psychotherapist Stan Tatkin. You and your partner take care of each other in a way that ensures you both feel safe, protected, accepted, and secure at all times. In We Do, Tatkin provides a groundbreaking guide for couples. You'll figure out whether you and your partner are right for each other in the long term, and if so, give your relationship a strong foundation so you can enjoy a secure and lasting love.
Vertical vegetables : simple projects that deliver more yield in less space / Amy Andrychowicz. cover
"Vertical Gardening is the secret to making the most of your space; when you grow upward rather than outward, you will double or triple the yield from your small-space garden. In Vertical Vegetables, author Amy Andrychowicz shows you a thing or two about growing up. Bigger yields per square foot may be the main reason for vertical growing, but vertical gardens also offer opportunities that go beyond the purely functional--they can be beautiful, too! Vertical Gardening is a beautiful project book which is your key to more garden produce, and improved outdoor living in any space, from tiny and urban, to large and sprawling."--Provided by publisher.
Veere Grenney : a point of view / Veere Grenney ; [written with] Ruth Guilding ; with photography by David Oliver. cover
"The first book from AD100 designer Veere Grenney--the master of streamlined, glamorous, classical rooms with an English touch--eloquently explores not only the hows but also the whys of decorating. Featuring thirty years of acclaimed interiors, paired with thoughtful advice and packaged with a real cloth case and mixed paper stocks, A Point of View is a rich album of Grenney's decorating work, from London townhouses to Long Island estates, with multiple images per page. Organized by room, these chapters feature Grenney's room-by-room decorating philosophy for entrances, living rooms, dining rooms, bedrooms, and kitchens, and explore thematic topics such as Englishness and composition and balance. Grenney also shares his own story, from his early years on the '70s London design scene to starting his own firm, from his first flat in London to his renovation of David Hicks' former house, the Temple, to his new holiday house in Tangier. There is also a chapter on the iconic designers who have inspired him. Whether it's a country house or an urbane apartment, Grenney's world is one of settled calm and welcoming comfort, where there are always generous fireplaces to sit in front of, billiard rooms and stone-flagged passages, and utility rooms where boots and coats are stored; grandeur and modesty side by side. This book is a must for Anglophiles and design lovers."--publisher's description.
Shelfie : clutter-clearing ideas for stylish shelf art / Martha Roberts ; photography by Nick Pope ; styling by Katie Phillips & Martha Roberts. cover
"Decluttering and then curating our favourite possessions stylishly is a great way to bring personality into the home and workspace. In the first books on the shelfie, Martha Roberts shows you how to source, sort and arrange your belongings for every room in the house." --Back cover.
The patterned interior / Greg Natale ; foreword by Martyn Lawrence Bullard ; photography by Anson Smart. cover
At once sophisticated and full of robust character, Greg Natale's interiors are renowned around the world for creating environments that traverse serenity and flamboyance. By studying a project from the broadest point of view down to its smallest detail, Natale successfully transforms any space deftly marrying contemporary accents with vintage pieces through his signature interplay of pattern and design. In this book, Natale's unique insights are accompanied by stunning images by acclaimed photographer Anson Smart. The Patterned Interior guides readers through a diverse selection of residences that showcase Natale's exploration of the power and importance of pattern. Featuring photographs that span multiple countries and myriad styles, this book tours a rural Oklahoma property that redefines contemporary rustic cool, a unique surf-inspired penthouse overlooking one of Australia's most sought-after beaches, a Midtown New York pied-à-terre that exudes sophistication, a vast country estate in southern Australia with a distinct rock vibe, and a light-filled city apartment in one of Sydney's most iconic buildings.
Maison : Parisian chic at home / Ines de la Fressange, Marin Montagut ; photography by Claire Cocano ; illustrations by Marin Montagut ; translated from the French by Philippa Hurd. cover
The authors take readers inside fifteen Parisian apartments--including their own--that demonstrate how to imbue a home with a sense of well-being through a mix of vintage and contemporary styles. Each owner is passionate about home decor--whether in a studio, loft, or duplex--and they continually evolve their interior with new treasures uncovered in flea markets, on their travels, at design fairs, or in artisanal workshops. With extensive photographs, watercolor illustrations, mood boards, color palettes, and practical advice on the indispensable objects that personalize each maison, this exquisite volume is rich in inspiration for creating Parisian chic at home.
Casa Lopez : effortless style / Pierre Sauvage ; text by Fabienne Reybaud ; photography by Vincent Thibert. cover
"Against the backdrop of his exceptional homes in France, Pierre Sauvage--owner and art director of Casa Lopez, the legendary Parisian housewares firm whose stylish furnishings feature exceptional handicraft produced in France, Spain, Italy, and Portugal--showcases his very personal and contemporary style of decorating and entertaining. His striking use of color and textures sets the tone for each room and serves as a counterpoint to his playful matchings of materials and patterns, which work equally well in his Parisian apartment, rustic farmhouse in Normandy, and stone summer home in Provence. With discriminating taste, Sauvage pairs modern furniture with singular antiques. From bold interiors to elegant outdoor spaces, each home is infused with his connoisseur's eye for refined details. Stunning photography commissioned for this book under Sauvage's art direction provides inspiration for interiors that exude a charm and elegance that is decidedly contemporary, yet conveys the timeless allure of a home that has been passed down over generations. A dozen recipes for entertaining with style complete the volume."-- Provided by publisher.
Cabins & cottages : the basics of building a getaway retreat for hunting, camping, and rustic living. cover
"Cabins & Cottages takes you through the basics of constructing a sturdy retreat that will withstand the worst of Mother Nature can dish out. Learn the carpentry and building techniques for construction a cottage with : pre-fab walls; an A-frame cabin; a pole-frame cabin; and a log cabin with a framed roof."--Page 4 of cover.
Carpentry made simple : 23 stylish projects : learn as you build. cover
"...the projects in Carpentry Made Simple are crisp, clean, and don't require an entire workshop and intimate knowledge of tools to create--most can be accomplished with a saw, drill set, and a few common supplies found at your local hardware store. Each of the 20+ projects contain lessons and valuable tips on skill-building and design to help you improve as a DIYer as you simultaneously create modern and elegant chairs, benches, shelves, cabinets, and more."--Page 4 of cover.
Thinking of you / illustrations by Molly Hatch ; text by Abrams Noterie ; interior design: Katie Benezra. cover
"This book offers a fresh take on the Victorian notion of expressing oneself with the symbolic language of flowers. Thinking of You offers a soothing array of blooms with empathetic meanings. Each spread features a flower that "flips up" from the page, a brief description of the flower's symbolism, and its special message for the recipient. When all of the blossoms are popped up, the book can be displayed on a desk just like a vase of flowers"--Amazon.com.
The clean plate : eat, reset, heal / Gwyneth Paltrow ; photographs by Ditte Isager. cover
Shares more than one hundred recipes that focus on clean ingredients, delicious flavors, and targeted health benefits, and includes meal plans, detoxes, and cleanses to address specific health needs in accordance with specialist recommendations.