Nonfiction Round-Up (11/20/19)

How design is reshaping life in the twenty-first century, rock’s most exciting era, a city’s bankruptcy, & the twentieth anniversary of a lavishly illustrated classic –find it all in this nonfiction round-up.

USER FRIENDLY: How the Hidden Rules of Design Are Changing the Way We Live, Work, and Play by Cliff Kuang and Robert Fabricant

An Amazon Best Book of 2019!

“Kuang and Fabricant offer accessible and thought-provoking insights into the ways that user-friendly design has influenced our lives, along with a contextual history of technology not available in many other books.”–Library Journal

THE HISTORY OF ROCK & ROLL, VOLUME 2: 1964-1977: The Beatles, the Stones, and the Rise of Classic Rock by Ed Ward

A sweeping, definitive, and engrossing cultural history of rock’s most exciting era with behind-the-scenes stories that reveal how different sounds, harmonies, and trends came together to create the music we all know and love today.

BROKE: Hardship and Resilience in a City of Broken Promises by Jodie Adams Kirschner

“A deep dive into the daily living of low-income Detroit residents as well as real estate speculators… A significant work of social sciences and urban studies.”–Kirkus Reviews, starred review

THE TULIP: Twentieth Anniversary Edition by Anna Pavord

“Splendidly extravagant history . . . An astonishing bouquet of economic and cultural lore, grand historic trends and horticultural exotica.” – Publishers Weekly

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