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Nonfiction Picks (10/24/18)

A leading thinker in African-American culture, the greatest rivalry in college basketball history (GO HEELS!), the Wild West, and Opera… Check out today’s Nonfiction picks:

MAD SCENES AND EXIT ARIAS: The Death of the New York City Opera and the Future of Opera in America
by Heidi Waleson

“This engrossing study should find a place in both academic and metropolitan-area libraries and will be of extraordinary interest to opera lovers, arts administrators, and anyone invested in the future of the performing arts.”Library Journal, starred review

WE CAN’T BREATHE: On Black Lives, White Lies, and the Art of Survival
by Jabari Asim

2 starred reviews!

“An insightful, compact volume featuring eight pivotal essays that redress African American history and culture as it’s commonly represented in America today…A highly accessible book that would serve high school and college classrooms well in continuing the conversation about civil rights and social justice.”–Library Journal, starred review

SHOTGUNS AND STAGECOACHES: The Brave Men Who Rode for Wells Fargo in the Wild West
by John Boessenecker

“A rip-roaring history of moving the mail in the wildest of the Wild West days.”–Kirkus Reviews

BLUE BLOOD II: Duke-Carolina: The Latest on the Never-Ending and Greatest Rivalry in College Hoops
by Art Chansky

“Chansky describes how the competitive spirit among the schools is as strong as ever. His apparent love of the game and thorough, lively narrative make this a strong choice for all sports collections. VERDICT Coupled with BLUE BLOOD, this new volume is indispensable for fans of the Duke Blue Devils and North Carolina Tar Heels, and an absorbing read for all college basketball fans.”Library Journal

 

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