New Adult Nonfiction Books

New Arrivals Added To Our Adult Nonfiction Collection in the last 7 days

View all on one page

Sign up for new Nonfiction emails

Titlesort icon Date added
Born on the bayou - a memoir by Lourd, Blaine.

Born on the bayou - a memoir

Aug 30, 2015
Book of the Hopi by Waters, Frank, 1902-1995.

Book of the Hopi

"Thirty elders of the ancient Hopi tribe of Northern Arizona ... reveal the Hopi worldview. They record their myths and legends, and the meaning of their religious rituals and ceremonies ..."--Publisher's description from back cover.

Aug 26, 2015
Blue blood by Conlon, Edward, 1965-

Blue blood

Harvard-educated Edward Conlon is fourth-generation NYPD. Having ascended the ranks from South Bronx beat cop to detective, he knows the city as well as any person can. And what's more--he knows how to tell the stories that bring the city to life as no book ever has.

Aug 26, 2015
Blue - the LAPD and the battle to redeem American policing by Domanick, Joe.

Blue - the LAPD and the battle to redeem American policing

"An award-winning investigative reporter reveals the troubled history of the LAPD in a gripping story filled with hard-boiled, real-life characters that bring to life the ravages of the criminal justice system. Vividly drawn and character-driven, Blue is simultaneously a drama of cops, crime and politics, and a primer on American police policy and reform. Using the LAPD as the book's spine and through-line, Domanick illuminates urban policing at a crossroads during the tumultuous violence-plagu

Aug 27, 2015
Black man in a white coat - a doctor's reflections on race and medicine by Tweedy, Damon.

Black man in a white coat - a doctor's reflections on race and medicine

"One doctor's passionate and profound memoir of his experience grappling with race, bias, and the unique health problems of black AmericansWhen Damon Tweedy begins medical school,he envisions a bright future where his segregated, working-class backgroundwill become largely irrelevant. Instead, he finds that he has joined a new world where race is front and center. The recipient of a scholarship designed to increase black student enrollment, Tweedy soon meets a professor who bluntly questions whe

Aug 30, 2015
Billion-dollar ball - a journey through the big-money culture of college football by Gaul, Gilbert M., author.

Billion-dollar ball - a journey through the big-money culture of college football

Examines the economics and culture surrounding college football, discussing how in the last decade football programs have overtaken universities, creating entertainment factories where sports are more important than education.

Aug 28, 2015
Big Freedia - God save the queen diva! by Big Freedia, author.

Big Freedia - God save the queen diva!

A memoir by the reality star and champion of the New Orleans-based Bounce movement traces her struggles with a violent youth, her survival of Hurricane Katrina, and the liberation she found by embracing her artistic self.

Aug 27, 2015
Behind the curtain - a peek at life from within the ER by Sterling, Jeffrey E., physician, author

Behind the curtain - a peek at life from within the ER

"Revealing and unflinching, 'Behind the Curtain' offers an unfiltered look inside the real-life traumas and triumphs that define emergency medicine. . . . Both an enlightening memoir and an unforgiving mirror reflecting the best and worst of human behavior, 'Behind the Curtain' unveils the insidious consequences of everyday risks and seemingly innocuous habits."--Back cover.

Aug 26, 2015
Becoming Maria - love and chaos in the South Bronx by Manzano, Sonia.

Becoming Maria - love and chaos in the South Bronx

"Pura Belpre Honor winner for The Revolution of Evelyn Serrano and one of America's most influential Hispanics--'Maria' on Sesame Street--delivers a beautifully wrought coming-of-age memoir. Set in the 1950s in the Bronx, this is the story of a girl with a dream. Emmy award-winning actress and writer Sonia Manzano plunges us into the daily lives of a Latino family that is loving--and troubled. This is Sonia's own story rendered with an unforgettable narrative power. When readers meet young Soni

Aug 27, 2015
Because we say so by Chomsky, Noam.

Because we say so

""Chomsky is a global phenomenon. perhaps the most widely read voice on foreign policy on the planet."--New York Times Book Review"Unwavering political contrarian Noam Chomsky smart-bombs the US military's global Interventions. Shock and awe!"--Vanity FairBecause We Say So presents more than thirty concise, forceful commentaries on US politics and global power. Written between 2011 and 2015, Noam Chomsky's arguments forge a persuasive counter-narrative to official accounts of US politics and pol

Aug 26, 2015
Base nation - how U.S. military bases abroad harm America and the world by Vine, David, author.

Base nation - how U.S. military bases abroad harm America and the world

Aug 28, 2015
Baking with the Brass sisters - over 125 recipes for classic cakes, pies, cookies, breads, desserts, and savories from America's favorite home bakers by Brass, Marilynn.

Baking with the Brass sisters - over 125 recipes for classic cakes, pies, cookies, breads, desserts, and savories from America's favorite home bakers

Aug 30, 2015
Badger - the life of Bernard Hinault and the legacy of French cycling. by Fotheringham, William.

Badger - the life of Bernard Hinault and the legacy of French cycling.

"Bernard Hinault is one of the greatest cyclists of all time. He is a five-time winner of the Tour de France and the only man to have won each of the Grand Tours on more than one occasion."--cover.

Aug 25, 2015
Autoimmune Illness and Lyme Disease Recovery Guide - Mending the Body, Mind, and Spirit by Makris, Katina I./ Young-Sowers, Meredith (FRW)

Autoimmune Illness and Lyme Disease Recovery Guide - Mending the Body, Mind, and Spirit

Aug 30, 2015
Are prisons obsolete? by Davis, Angela Y. (Angela Yvonne), 1944-

Are prisons obsolete?

From the Publisher: Amid rising public concern about the proliferation and privatization of prisons, and their promise of enormous profits, world-renowned author and activist Angela Y. Davis argues for the abolition of the prison system as the dominant way of responding to America's social ills. "In thinking about the possible obsolescence of the prison," Davis writes, "we should ask how it is that so many people could end up in prison without major debates regarding the efficacy of incarceratio

Aug 30, 2015
AP biology 2016 by Wilkes, Allison Ann, author.

AP biology 2016

Provides practice questions with detailed answer explanations that cover everything from natural selection to biological system interaction, with techniques for achieving high exam scores and three realistic practice tests.

Aug 30, 2015
Android tablets for dummies by Gookin, Dan, author.

Android tablets for dummies

With Gookin's helpful advice, you can train your Android tablet to do you bidding. From using the address book and navigation system to making phone calls and video chats, this guide has solutions to common problems, as well as information on protecting your tablet and securing your data.

Aug 26, 2015
Ancient Rome by Hamen, Susan E., author.

Ancient Rome

"In Ancient Rome, readers discover the history and impressive accomplishments of the ancient Romans, including their military power and feats of engineering. Engaging text provides details on the civilization's history, development, daily life, culture, art, technology, warfare, social organization, and more."--Publisher's web site.

Aug 28, 2015
Ancient Mesopotamia by Head, Tom, author.

Ancient Mesopotamia

"In Ancient Mesopotamia, readers discover the history and impressive accomplishments of the ancient Mesopotamians, including their extraordinary cultural achievements and technological wonders. Engaging text provides details on the civilization's history, development, daily life, culture, art, technology, warfare, social organization, and more."--Publisher's web site.

Aug 28, 2015
Ancient Maya by Edwards, Sue Bradford, author.

Ancient Maya

"In Ancient Maya, readers discover the history and impressive accomplishments of the Maya people, including their advanced mathematics and massive stone cities. Engaging text provides details on the civilization's history, development, daily life, culture, art, technology, warfare, social organization, and more."--Publisher's website.

Aug 28, 2015