Mid-January 2018 New Non-fiction

Writing for the TOEFL iBT
by Lougheed, Lin

This updated manual prepares students to succeed on the TOEFL’s Independent Task, the all-important essay question, and on the Integrated Task, which combines reading, listening, and writing skills. The author presents a three-step program designed to help students write like native speakers of English.

Candlestick Charting Explained Workbook: Step-by-Step Exercises and Tests to Help You Master Candlestick Charting
by Morris, Gregory L.

A practical, hands-on guide to building your mastery of candlestick charting and analysis, which has become one of today’s most popular technical analysis tools for both individual and professional investors. And it’s much easier than you probably think!

The Personal Memoirs of Ulysses S. Grant: The Complete Annotated Edition
by Grant, Ulysses S.

The Personal Memoirs of Ulysses S. Grant is the first comprehensively annotated edition of Grant’s memoirs, fully representing the great military leader’s thoughts on his life and times through the end of the Civil War and his invaluable perspective on battlefield decision making. An introduction contextualizes Grant’s life and significance, and lucid editorial commentary allows the president’s voice and narrative to shine through.

Experiencing Chick Corea: A Listener’s Companion
by Herzig, Monika

With twenty-three Grammy wins, Chick Corea is a legendary jazz figure and one of the most prolific and influential contemporary pianists of our time. Experiencing Chick Corea looks at the full span of Corea’s career, decade by decade. Learning how to listen to Corea is itself a bit of a magic carpet ride, given the range of material he has created and the breadth and depth of that work.

And, speaking of Scientologists…

Let’s Sell These People A Piece of Blue Sky: Hubbard, Dianetics, and Scientology
by Atack, Jon

This is the new, unexpurgated, unabridged version of the classic history of L. Ron Hubbard and Scientology. It exposes Hubbard’s false claims to be a war hero, a nuclear physicist, an explorer, and a protege of Eastern gurus, and shows the true malevolence of Scientology. Invaluable for its history and insight into the character of its founder, L. Ron Hubbard. This is the standard reference among serious students of authoritarian belief systems.

Purposeful Retirement: How to Bring Happiness and Meaning to Your Retirement
by Smith, Hyrum W.

Hyrum Smith wants to remind you of something very important- you’re not dead yet! In fact, your retirement years can and should be filled with joy, big goals and the freedom to pursue your personal passions. Yet, author Hyrum Smith knows very well that the transition from decades dedicated to your career to years of retirement can seem unmooring. Suddenly, the hours between 9 and 5 loom large…

Movies that Mattered: More Reviews from A Transformative Decade
by Kehr, Dave

Dave Kehr’s writing about film has garnered high praise from both readers and fellow critics. Among his admirers are some of his most influential contemporaries. Roger Ebert called Kehr “one of the most gifted film critics in America.” Whether you’re a long-time reader or just discovering Dave Kehr, the insights in Movies That Mattered will enhance your appreciation of the movies you already love—and may even make you think twice about one or two you hated.