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Recent Arrivals in Nonfiction

Page Turners

By Diane Gravell

Alan Cumming is a Scottish actor, whose work ranges from Shakespeare to Cabaret to X-Men to the television series The Good Wife. His new memoir, Not My Father’s Son, is one of the many nonfiction books to be found on the Recent Arrivals shelves in the English section of La Biblioteca. Other new biographies and autobiographies include In Montmartre: Picasso, Matisse and the Birth of Modernist Art by Sue Roe; Frank: A Life in Politics from the Great Society to Same-Sex Marriage by Barney Frank; Billie Holiday: The Musician and the Myth by John Szwed; Hold Still: A Memoir with Photographs by Sally Mann; Young Elliot: From St. Louis to the Waste Land by Robert Crawford; Literchoor is My Beat: A Life of James Laughlin, Publisher of New Directions by Ian S. MacNiven; and The Wright Brothers by David McCullough.

In the realm of history you can find The Problem of Slavery in the Age of Emancipation, winner of the National Book Circle Award 2014 by David Brion Davis; The Politics of Deception: JFK’s Secret Decisions on Vietnam, Civil Rights, and Cuba by Patrick J. Sloyan; The Age of Acquiescence: The Life and Death of American Resistance to Organized Wealth and Power by Steve Fraser; Blood Runs Green: The Murder That Transfixed Gilded Age Chicago by Gillian O’Brien; Ravensbruck: Life and Death in Hitler’s Concentration Camp for Women by Sarah Helm; The Fall of the Ottomans: The Great War in the Middle East by Eugene Rogan; Midnight’s Furies: The Deadly Legacy of India’s Partition by Nisid Hajari;  and Age of Ambition:Chasing Fortune, Truth, and Faith in the New China by Evan Osnos.

Nonfiction selections continue with @War:The Rise of the Military-Internet Complex by Shane Harris; Capital:The Eruption of Delhi, an intimate portrait of the people living, suffering, and striving for more in this city of extremes by Rana DasGupta; The Corpse Walker: Real Life Stories: China from the Bottom Up by Liao Yiwu; Women of Will: Following the Feminine in Shakespeare’s Plays by Tina Packer; Citizen: An American Lyric by Claudia Rankine, an avowal of the effects of racism in our society through essay, image, and poetry; Strike Sparks: Selected Poems by Sharon Olds; Citizen Canine: Our Evolving Relationship with Cats and Dogs by David Grimm; Radical Remission: Surviving Cancer Against All Odds by Kelly Turner; Creatures of a Day and Other Tales of Psychotherapy by Irvin D. Yalom; and finally The Most Good You Can Do: How Effective Altruism Is Changing Ideas about Living Ethically by Peter Singer.

Come experience this amazing variety on the recent arrivals shelf!


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