Here are some of the latest additions to the OWHL’s collection.
Villa America by Liza Klaussmann : From the author of Tigers in Red Weather comes a tale based on the real-life inspirations for Fitzgerald’s Tender Is the Night. Expats Sara and Gerald Murphy epitomize the glamour and heartbreak of the Lost Generation as they share freewheeling days, host parties and hide painful secrets in the 1920s French Riviera.
Creative Schools : the grassroots revolution that’s transforming education by Sir Ken Robinson and Lou Aronica : At a time when standardized testing businesses are raking in huge profits and students and educators everywhere are suffering under the strain, Ken Robinson argues for an end to our outmoded industrial educational system. Filled with anecdotes, observations, and recommendations from professionals on the front line of transformative education, case histories, and groundbreaking research, this book aims to inspire.
Listen, liberal or, what ever happened to the party of the people? by Thomas Frank : With his trademark sardonic wit and lacerating logic, Frank lays bare the essence of the Democratic Party’s philosophy and how it has changed over the years.
City of Secrets by Stewart O’Nan : A moral thriller about the Jewish underground resistance in Jerusalem after World War II follows the experiences of Brand, a hunted refugee, who assumes a different identity and commits himself to the revolution while accepting increasingly dangerous missions.
The Gift of the Gab : how eloquence works by David Crystal : We all know eloquence when we hear it. But what exactly is it? And how might we gain more of it for ourselves? This entertaining and, yes, eloquent book illuminates the power of language from a linguistic point of view and provides fascinating insights into the way we use words.
Uncommon Learning: creating schools that work for kids by Eric C. Sheninger : With a strikingly fresh and practical perspective, Sheninger shows educators how to transform a learning culture through sustainable and innovative initiatives, such as makerspaces and blended learning.
Rise of the Rocket Girls: the women who propelled us, from missiles to the moon to Mars by Nathalia Holt: During WWII, an elite group of young women armed with only pencil, paper, and mathematical prowess, transformed rocket design and helped bring about America’s first ballistic missiles. This book tells the stories of these women who charted a course not only for the future of space exploration but also for the prospects of female scientists.