Adult Nonfiction

Adult Nonfiction

Nonfiction  Suggestions


A Few Recently Acquired, Excellent “History Reads”




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




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




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




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