Adult Nonfiction for November

“All the Gallant Men: An American Sailor’s Firsthand Account of Pearl Harbor” by Donald Stratton and Ken Gire. Remembering Pearl Harbor on the 75th anniversary.


“Dawn of Infamy: A Sunken Ship, a Vanished Crew, and the Final Mystery of Pearl Harbor” by Stephen Harding. On December 7, 1941, even as Japanese carrierlaunched aircraft flew toward Pearl Harbor, a small American cargo ship chartered by the Army reported that it was under attack from a submarine halfway between Seattle and Honolulu. After that one cryptic message, the humble lumber carrier  Cynthia Olson  and her crew vanished without a trace, sparking one of the most enduring nautical mysteries of the war

“Island People: The Caribbean and the World” by Joshua Jelly-Schapiro. From the moment Columbus gazed out from the Santa Maria’s deck in 1492 at what he mistook for an island off Asia, the Caribbean has been subjected to fantasies projected from without by the West, and viewed as a place to be consumed. It stood at the center of the transatlantic slave trade for more than 300 years. Its societies were shaped by mass migrations and forced labor from the 16th century onwards, imposed by European or latterly-American imperial masters

“The Marches: A Borderland Journey Between England and Scotland” by Rory Stewart. From the  New York Times best-selling author of  The Places in Between,   an exploration of the landscape of his home on the borderland between England and Scotland known as the Marches and the history, people, and conflicts that shape it

“Novels, Tales, Journeys: The Complete Prose of Alexander Pushkin” by Alexander Pushkin, translated by Richard Peaver and Larissa Volokhonsky. The complete prose narratives of the most acclaimed Russian writer of the Romantic era and one of the world’s greatest storytellers.

“Pogue’s Basics: Money: Essential Tips and Shortcuts (That No One Bothers to Tell You) about Beating the System” by David Pogue. You’re leaving money on the table every day, with every transaction you make: changing your oil, withdrawing ATM cash, booking flights, buying insurance, shopping for clothes, squirting toothpaste. But in  Pogue’s Basics: Money,  the third book of this  New York Times  bestselling series, David Pogue proves that information is money. Each of his 150 simple tips and tricks includes a ballpark estimate of the money you could make or save.

“The Purple Diaries: Mary Astor and the Most Sensational Hollywood Scandal of the 1930s” by Joseph Egan. The salacious story behind one of Hollywood s first scandals.

“Rasputin: Faith, Power, and the Twilight of the Romanovs” by Douglas Smith.  A biography of Rasputin, spiritual guide to the Romanovs and source of great political intrigue, based on many new documents.

“Thank You for Being Late: An Optimist’s Guide to Thriving in the Age of Accelerations” by Thomas L. Friedman. A field guide to the twenty-first century, written by one of its most celebrated observers. Thomas L. Friedman shows that society has entered an age of dizzying acceleration, and explains how to live in it.

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This is just a sampling of new books now available from any of the four branches of Josephine Community Libraries, thanks to funding from the Carpenter Foundation, the Meyer Memorial Trust, Grants Pass Friends of the Library, and donors like you and your neighbors.