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The Journal Gazette

Wednesday, May 16, 2018 1:00 am

New library books

The following biographies and memoirs are new at the Aboite branch of the Allen County Public Library.

 

“The Neuroscientist Who Lost Her Mind: My Tale of Madness & Recovery” by Barbara Lipska

As a deadly cancer spread inside her brain, Lipska was plunged into madness – only to miraculously survive with her memories intact. She recounts her ordeal and explains its unforgettable lessons about the brain and mind.

 

“The Last Wild Men of Borneo: A True Story of Death and Treasure”by Carl Hoffman

The author traces the parallel stories and impact of two very different men on the land, culture and legacy of Borneo.

 

“The Man Who Caught the Storm: The Life of Legendary Tornado Chaser Tim Samaras”by Brantley Hargrove

Hargrove documents the life and achievements of engineer and storm chaser Tim Samaras, whose pursuit of scientific information has transformed meteorology.

 

“Recovering: Intoxication and Its Aftermath” by Leslie Jamison

Jamison presents an exploration of addiction that blends memoir, cultural history, literary criticism and journalistic reportage to analyze the role of stories in conveying the addiction experience.

 “Broad Band: The Untold Story of the Women Who Made the Internet”by Claire Lisa Evans

Celebrates the lesser-known contributions of women to the history of technology, sharing brief profiles of boundary-breaking innovators.