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Nonfiction Round-Up (3/13/19)

A D-Day story from those who were there, an evocative essay collection, defense of the First Amendment, and a guidebook to a better life… Welcome to this week’s Nonfiction Round-Up!

SOLDIER, SAILOR, FROGMAN, SPY, AIRMAN, GANGSTER, KILL OR DIE: How the Allies Won on D-Day by Giles Milton
“Cornelius Ryan and Stephen Ambrose have set the standard for D-Day historiography. It’s safe to say that Milton (NATHANIEL’S NUTMEG) can be now added to that list with this refreshing portrayal of how the Allies prepared, fought, lost, and won on that fateful day in 1944…. Highly recommended for World War II aficionados and those seeking a great read in military history.”–Library Journal, starred review

A DESERT HARVEST: New and Selected Essays by Bruce Berger
“Poet and essayist Berger (THE END OF THE SHERRY) reminisces in this collection about his life in the American Southwest and South America, capturing the effects of arid yet vibrant landscapes on the psyche…. Berger imbues his rich images with an enticing sense of narrative possibility and symbolic meaning.”–Publishers Weekly

TRUTH IN OUR TIMES: Inside the Fight for Press Freedom in the Age of Alternative Facts by David E. McCraw
“The deputy general counsel of the New York Times debuts with a personal and professional account of the profound changes in journalism and of the threats he perceives to the First Amendment, threats intensified by the cries of ‘fake news!’ that emanate from the White House and echo around the country…. [T]his is a passionate, important defense of the First Amendment and its absolute necessity in a democracy.”–Kirkus Reviews

SOMEDAY IS NOT A DAY IN THE WEEK: 10 Hacks to Make the Rest of Your Life the Best of Your Life by Sam Horn
“In this handy little book, Horn (IDEApreneur) recommends not waiting to build a fulfilling life but starting right now…. Out of literally dozens of tips and ideas, readers should be able to find at least one to employ to make their lives better. Recommended for all public libraries.”–Library Journal

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