Nonfiction Round-Up (9/23/20)

This nonfiction round-up takes a look at race in America with a gripping account of a deadly night in Dallas and an exploration of violence afflicting Black communities.

STANDOFF: Race, Policing, and a Deadly Assault That Gripped a Nation by Jamie Thompson

3 starred reviews!

“An absorbing account of a 2016 ambush that left five Dallas police officers dead…A nail-biting and nuanced true-life police procedural.”–Kirkus Reviews, starred review

“This standout account is both a riveting page-turner and a nuanced portrait of one of contemporary America’s most divisive social issues.”–Publishers Weekly, starred review

“Readers interested in issues of police violence, race relations, and true crime will find this work illuminating.”–Library Journal, starred review

A PECULIAR INDIFFERENCE: The Neglected Toll of Violence on Black America by Elliott Currie

“A deep exploration of why Black Americans are disproportionately impacted by violence and what can be done about it…A damning examination of violence in Black America and a call for intervention that is long overdue.”–Kirkus Reviews, starred review

STANDOFF: Race, Policing, and a Deadly Assault That Gripped a Nation by Jamie Thompson; 9781250204219; available now.
A PECULIAR INDIFFERENCE: The Neglected Toll of Violence on Black America by Elliott Currie; 9781250769930; available now.

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