Nonfiction Round-Up (1/29/20)

A history of Jews vs Palestinians, a graphic memoir, conflict in the Middle East, behind-the-scenes of brand start-ups, and arguing against the Second Amendment–all in today’s nonfiction round-up!

THE HUNDRED YEARS’ WAR ON PALESTINE: A History of Settler Colonialism and Resistance, 1917-2017 by Rashid Khalidi

“Highly recommended as a valuable and accurate presentation of a century of struggle between Jews and Palestinians seeking to build a nation on the same territory, vastly unequal in resources and efficacy. Khalidi weaves his personal and family perspective into his academic study.”–Library Journal, starred review

SPRING RAIN: A Graphic Memoir of Love, Madness, and Revolutions by Andy Warner

In Publishers Weekly’s Fall 2019 Announcements

“A cartoonist uses his art to connect the world he sees collapsing outside with the psychological state crumbling within…The political and psychological potently intertwine within this highly charged memoir.”–Kirkus Reviews, starred review

BLACK WAVE: Saudi Arabia, Iran, and the Forty-Year Rivalry That Unraveled Culture, Religion, and Collective Memory in the Middle East by Kim Ghattas

“A wide-ranging, lively historical overview of current geopolitical relationships within the modern Middle East and how they came to be. These profiles in courage are an informative, enlightening read.”–Library Journal

BILLION DOLLAR BRAND CLUB: How Dollar Shave Club, Warby Parker, and Other Disruptors Are Remaking What We Buy by Lawrence Ingrassia

“Ingrassia presents a fascinating look at successful startups and their impact on consumer culture. This guide will be especially valuable for business students, practitioners, and aspiring entrepreneurs.”–Library Journal

REPEAL THE SECOND AMENDMENT: The Case for a Safer America by Allan J. Lichtman

“A thoroughgoing survey of that most troublesome of constitutional matters…Useful ammunition for an argument on gun rights at the bar or dinner table.”–Kirkus Reviews

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