Nonfiction Round-Up (2/20/19)

From American imperialism and the WWII Home Front, to an essay collection and a Russian cross-country adventure–check out today’s nonfiction picks:

THE DARKEST YEAR: The American Home Front 1941-1942 by William K. Klingaman
Two starred reviews!
“This thoroughly researched and accessible text will prove elucidating to anyone curious about social history, World War II, or the rhetoric of a country in crisis.”–Library Journal, starred review

“Klingaman uses media, literature, journals, and letters to illustrate the year, and the resulting history is riveting.”–Publishers Weekly, starred review

HOW TO HIDE AN EMPIRE: A History of the Greater United States by Daniel Immerwahr
Two starred reviews!
“A vivid recounting of imperial America’s shameful past.”–Kirkus Reviews, starred review

“This insightful, excellent book, with its new perspective on an element of American history that is almost totally excluded from mainstream education and knowledge, should be required reading for those on the mainland.”–Publishers Weekly, starred review

NOBODY’S LOOKING AT YOU: Essays by Janet Malcolm
“With no weak selections and several strikingly prescient ones, this collection shows its author as a master of narrative nonfiction.”–Publishers Weekly, starred review

IN PUTIN’S FOOTSTEPS: Searching for the Soul of an Empire Across Russia’s Eleven Time Zones by Nina Khrushcheva and Jeffrey Tayler
“This powerful chronicle will enlighten readers both curious and knowledgeable about contemporary Russia.”–Booklist

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