June 22, 2016

Check Out These New Titles for Adults!

 Rise of the Rocket Girls, by Nathalia Holt

For the first time, Rise of the Rocket Girls tells the stories of the elite group of young women recruited by the newly minted Jet Propulsion Laboratory who calculate velocities and plot trajectories needed to transform rocket design.  Armed with only pencil, paper, and mathematical prowess, they helped bring about the first American satellites and made the exploration of the solar system possible. 

The Monopolists, by Mary Pilon

The Monopolists reveals the unknown story of how Monopoly came into existence, the reinvention of its history by Parker Brothers and multiple media outlets, the lost female originator of the game, and one man’s lifelong obsession to tell the true story about the game’s questionable origins.

The Great Divide, by Joseph Stiglitz

In The Great Divide, Joseph E. Stiglitz expands on the diagnosis he offered in his best-selling book The Price of Inequality and suggests ways to counter America’s growing problem. With his signature blend of clarity and passion, Stiglitz argues that inequality is a choice―the cumulative result of unjust policies and misguided priorities.

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