Take This Quiz!: ON FASCISM

In ON FASCISM: 12 Lessons from American History, American authoritarianism expert Matthew C. MacWilliams offers both an honest reckoning and a call for reconciliation. Denial and division will not save the Republic, but coming to terms with our history might. The author has written a special message to book people across the spectrum to further […]

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Author Spotlight: Tom Clavin (4/27/20)

The #1 New York Times bestselling Wild West historian Tom Clavin is back with the legend of Tombstone in this author spotlight. TOMBSTONE: The Earp Brothers, Doc Holliday, and the Vendetta Ride from Hell On the afternoon of October 26, 1881, eight men clashed in what would be known as the most famous shootout in […]

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Nonfiction Round-Up (3/25/20)

The intertwined lives and roles of the key people who sparked the American Revolution + how to boost energy and use body fat for fuel = this nonfiction round-up. AMERICAN REBELS: How the Hancock, Adams, and Quincy Families Fanned the Flames of Revolution by Nina Sankovitch “Sankovitch (THE LOWELLS OF MASSACHUSETTS) follows the lives of […]

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Nonfiction Round-Up (9/18/19)

Nonfiction Round-Up (9/18/19)

A fresh look on climate change, a poet’s take on illness in contemporary America, an illustrated guide to American history, and the memoir of America’s most famous whistleblower… welcome to this week’s nonfiction round-up! PERMANENT RECORD by Edward Snowden “Snowden’s many admirers will find his saga both captivating and inspiring.”–Publishers Weekly WE ARE THE WEATHER: […]

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Nonfiction Spotlight: EQUALITY by Charles Postel (8/21/19)

Nonfiction Spotlight: EQUALITY by Charles Postel (8/21/19)

Prize-winning historian Charles Postel explores the roots of American social movements after the Civil War and their lessons for today in EQUALITY: An American Dilemma, 1866-1896. The Civil War unleashed a torrent of claims for equality—in the chaotic years following the war, former slaves, women’s rights activists, farmhands, and factory workers all engaged in the […]

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Kirkus Best Books of 2017 – Nonfiction

Kirkus Best Books of 2017 – Nonfiction

Kirkus Reviews announced their Best of 2017 Nonfiction lists which include 13 Macmillan titles: Best Nonfiction (full list) INCENDIARY: The Psychiatrist, the Mad Bomber, and the Invention of Criminal Profiling by Michael Cannell FALLEN GLORY: The Lives and Deaths of History’s Greatest Buildings by James Crawford FREUD: The Making of an Illusion by Frederick Crews […]

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NYTBR’s 10 Best Books of 2017 & Editor’s Picks

NYTBR’s 10 Best Books of 2017 & Editor’s Picks

HOORAY! Two nonfiction titles made the New York Times Book Review‘s “10 Best Books of 2017” list and five more (plus two honorable mentions) are New York Times Critics’ Top Books of 2017! LOCKING UP OUR OWN: Crime and Punishment in Black America by James Forman Jr. A former public defender in Washington, Forman has […]

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November 2017 Nonfiction

November 2017 Nonfiction

November brings a bounty of excellent new nonfiction to your library’s shelves! PROMISE ME, DAD: A Year of Hope, Hardship, and Purpose by Joe Biden The vice president pens a deeply moving memoir about the most challenging professional and personal year in which he lost his son to brain cancer. “The book is a backstage […]

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New Nonfiction – April 2017

New Nonfiction – April 2017

Biographies, histories, manifestos and more! Take a look at the new nonfiction books perfect for your patrons this April: FEAR CITY: New York’s Fiscal Crisis and the Rise of Austerity Politics by Kim Phillips-Fein Two starred reviews! “Phillips-Fein, professor of history at NYU’s Gallatin School of Individualized Study, makes municipal bonds exciting in this painstakingly […]

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Nonfiction All-Stars

Nonfiction All-Stars

We’re seeing lots of stars for these terrific nonfiction titles: THE NOVEL OF THE CENTURY: The Extraordinary Adventure of Les Misérables by David Bellos — 3 stars! “A renowned French translator explores the life and legacy of Les Misérables. Anyone who loves Hugo, France, and the French language will revel in this delightful book that […]

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