More Books of General Nonfiction

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Venture Girls, by Cristal Glangchai (Harper, 2018).

 

America, and the world, need more women in STEM fields (science, technology, engineering, and math) as well as launching entrepreneurial startups to tackle humankind's toughest problems.  Scientist and entrepreneur Cristal Glanchai is addressing the problem through her innovative string of VentureLab camps and school programs, which introduce girls (and boys) to the worlds of science, technology, and business.  Her book Venture Girls, edited by Karl Weber, teaches families how they can help their daughters develop skills that will make them successful throughout life--and have fun doing it.

Nothing Holy About It: The Zen of Being Just Who You Are, by Tim Burkett (Shambhala, 2015).

 

Tim Burkett is one of America's leading Zen teachers.  In this delightful book, he shares stories and insights drawn largely from his work with Shunryu Suzuki, his original instructor and one of the first experts to bring the wisdom of Zen from Japan to the United States.  Nothing Holy About It was assembled and edited with the help of Burkett's student Wanda Isle, with additional editorial advice from Karl Weber.

Lincoln: A President for the Ages, edited by Karl Weber (PublicAffairs, 2012).

 

A companion book to the acclaimed film directed by Steven Spielberg from a script by Pulitzer-Prize-winning playwright Tony Kushner.  Lincoln includes essays by a dozen well-known Lincoln scholars, including Harold Holzer, Henry Louis Gates, Jr., Richard Carwardine, James Tackach, Jean Baker, and Douglas L. Wilson, as well as selections from Lincoln’s own writings and a number of contemporary photos and illustrations.

 

 

 

 

 

What Not To Spend by Alvin Hall (Hodder & Stoughton, 2004)

 

Charismatic, caring, and delightfully witty, financial expert Alvin Hall is one of the most popular hosts on BBC television.  In What Not To Spend, one of several books by Hall edited by Karl Weber, he leads readers through the economic thickets with his characteristic clarity and charm.

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