Adult Nonfiction

Adult Nonfiction

Nonfiction  Suggestions

 

A Few Recently Acquired, Excellent “History Reads”

 

Adventure/Travel

 

Our Towns: a 100,000 Mile Journey into the Heart of America – James and Deborah Fallows

 

The Unofficial Guide to Walt Disney World with Kids, 2019 – Bob Sehlinger

 

American History

 

Eisenhower vs. Warren: the Battle for Civil Rights and Liberties – James F. Simon

 

The Republic for which It Stands: the United States during Reconstruction and the Gilded Age, 1865-1896 – Richard White

 

Thunder in the Mountains: Chief Joseph, Oliver Otis Howard, and the Nez Perce War – Daniel Sharfstein

 

Building the Great Society: Inside Lyndon Johnson’s White House – Joshua Zeitz

 

Biography

 

A Prophet with Honor: the Billy Graham Story – William C. Martin

 

Atticus Finch, the Biography: Harper Lee, Her Father, and the Making of an American Icon – Joseph Crespino

 

The Good Neighbor: the Life and Work of Fred Rogers – Maxwell King

 

Unbeaten: Rocky Marciano’s Fight for Perfection in a Crooked World – Mike Stanton

 

Business/Economics

 

The Driver in the Driverless Car: How Our Technology Choices Will Create the Future – Vivek Wadwha

Make Your Kid a Money Genius: a Parents’ Guide for Kids 3-23 – Beth Kobliner

 

Cooking and Food

 

The Complete Ketogenic Diet for Beginners – Amy Ramos

 

The Kitchen Shortcut Bible: More Than 200 Recipes to Make Real Food Real Fast – Bruce Weinstein

 

European History

 

The Butchering Art: Joseph Lister’s Quest to Transform the Grisly World of Victorian Medicine – Lindsey Fitzharris

 

Sons of the Conquerors: the Rise of the Turkic World – Hugh Pope (filed in “Recent Acquisitions” – RA)

 

 

Philosophy and Religion

 

Treating People Well: the Extraordinary Power of Civility – Lea Berman

 

God: a Human History – Reza Azlan

 

Politics

 

Presidents’ Secrets: the Use and Abuse of Hidden Power – Mary Graham

 

Mothers of the Military: Support and Politics during Wartime – Wendy Christensen

 

Social Sciences

 

Civil Wars: a History in Ideas – David Armitrage

Cuba on the Verge: 12 Writers on Continuity and Change in Havana and Across the Country – Leila Guerriero

The Origin of Others – Toni Morrison