New Nonfiction May 2018

The following titles have been ordered for your library, and will soon be available in the catalog: Make Trouble: Standing Up, Speaking Out, and Finding the Courage to Lead–My Life Story by Cecile Richards. From Cecile Richards–president of Planned Parenthood Federation of America and the Planned Parenthood Action Fund for more than a decade, daughter of…

New Nonfiction for August

“The Cooking Gene: A Journey Through African American Culinary History in the Old South” by Michael W. Twitty. Southern food is integral to the American culinary tradition, yet the question of who “owns” it is one of the most provocative touch points in our ongoing struggles over race. In this unique memoir, culinary historian Michael…

New Adult Nonfiction for July

“The Cooperstown Casebook: Who’s in the Baseball Hall of Fame, Who Should Be In, and Who Should Pack Their Plaques” by Jay Jaffe. In “The Cooperstown Casebook,” Jay Jaffe shows us how to use his revolutionary ranking system to ensure the right players are recognized. The foundation of Jaffe’s approach is his JAWS system, an…

New Adult Nonfiction for March

“The Death and Life of the Great Lakes” by Dan Egan. A landmark work of science, history and reporting on the past, present and imperiled future of the Great Lakes. “Richard Nixon: The Life” by John A. Farrell. Brilliantly researched, authoritatively crafted by a prize-winning biographer, and lively on the page, this is the Nixon…

Adult Nonfiction for August

“American Rhapsody: Writers, Musicians, Movie Stars, and One Great Building” by Claudia Roth. Pierpont “The Book: A Cover-To-Cover Exploration of the Most Powerful Object of Our Time” by Keith Houston. Everybody who has ever read a book will benefit from the way Keith Houston explores the most powerful object of our time. And everybody who…

New adult nonfiction

“Give Us the Ballot: The Modern Struggle for Voting Rights in America,” by Ari  Berman, published August 2015 “Upside: The New Science of Post-Traumatic Growth,” by Jim Rendon, published August 2015 “Walking with Abel: Journeys with the Nomads of the African Savannah,” by Anna Badkhen, published August 2015 “Applied Minds: How Engineers Think,” by Guru Madhavan, published…

New adult nonfiction

“Dancing with the Devil in the City of God: Rio de Janeiro on the Brink,” by Juliana Barbassa, published July 2015 “Nagasaki: Life After Nuclear War,” by Susan Southard, published July 2015 “Undocumented: A Dominican Boy’s Odyssey from a Homeless Shelter to the Ivy League,” by Dan-El Padilla Peralta, published July 2015 “All Together Now,” by Gill Hornby, published…