Here's a sampling of the new non-fiction books that will be hitting Juneau library shelves this week:
"Body of Secrets:Anatomy of the ultra-secret National Security Agency," by James Bamford. A closer look at the double-edged sword that is our National Security Agency.
"The American Ethnic Cookbook for Students," by Mark H. Zanger. Starting with Acadians and ending with Zuni, recipes collected from remarkably varied groups.
"Fingerprints: the origins of crime detection and the murder case that launched forensic science," by Colin Beavan The amazing story of the legitimization of the science of fingerprinting.
"A Pitcher's Story: Innings with David Cone," by Roger Angell. Biography of pitcher David Cone, holder of five World Series rings and one of only 16 men in baseball history to pitch a perfect game.
"Happy Times," by Lee Radziwill. The '60s in photos and essays as experienced by Lee Radziwill, Jackie Kennedy Onassis' sister.
"The King of the Ferret Leggers and other true tales," by Donald Katz. Character portraits of fascinating individuals that convey the wonder and oddness of life.
"Kids: how biology and culture shape the way we raise our children," by Meredith F. Small. Explores the physical and cultural preconceptions behind childrearing practices.
"Legacy of Discord: voices of the Vietnam war era," by Gil Dorland. Unresolved issues discussed in interviews with the planners, fighters and reporters of the war.
Next week, look here for new books in the Children's department!
If you'd like to place a hold on any of these titles, call the Juneau Public Library at 586-5249. If you have internet access, your library card and a PIN, you can place your own holds by going to our Web site (www.juneau.lib.ak.us/library/) and looking at our catalogue.
Kathy Ward is an assistant library technician at Juneau's downtown library.