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 […]

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Nonfiction Round-Up (8/25/20)

The four major factors that undermine American democracy + a wide look at the years leading up to World War II = this nonfiction round-up. FOUR THREATS: The Recurring Crises of American Democracy by Suzanne Mettler and Robert C. Lieberman “Mettler and Lieberman marshal a wealth of evidence to make their case, and incisively sketch […]

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Nonfiction Round-Up: Culture and Society (7/29/20)

A graphic novel about indigenous culture and history in America + an eye-opening breakdown of the issues of sexuality and gender identity in the world today + a history and investigation into the concept of character + the key to success as told by a Silicon Valley expert + a deeper look at our outrage […]

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Nonfiction Round-Up: Politics (6/24/20)

A mind-changing and cautionary note for our time, a masterful visual take on the Constitution, and a blueprint for how America can protect the future of its democracy–all in this nonfiction round-up. THE PEOPLE, NO: A Brief History of Anti-Populism by Thomas Frank “Frank’s writing is notable for its clarity and its ability to make […]

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Nonfiction Round-Up (6/10/20)

For today’s nonfiction round-up we have an eclectic examination of migration in the face of climate change, an untold economic story of Russia’s current power system, and a groundbreaking take on medicine and wellness to increase healthspan and lifespan. THE NEXT GREAT MIGRATION: The Beauty and Terror of Life on the Move by Sonia Shah […]

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Nonfiction Round-Up (6/8/20)

A beautiful and engrossing memoir of escaping the First Liberian Civil War + a little known history of the fight for gay rights + a touching and life-transforming story of the nation’s first all-black high school rowing team = this nonfiction round-up. THE DRAGONS, THE GIANT, THE WOMEN: A Memoir by Wayétu Moore 2 starred […]

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Nonfiction Round-Up: Leadership and Success (5/13/20)

A legendary and beloved baseball player shares his inspirations and influences in his successful career + the best tactics in negotiating from a master negotiator and business school professor in this leadership and success nonfiction spotlight. 24: Life Stories and Lessons from the Say Hey Kid by Willie Mays and John Shea “The iconic uniform […]

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Nonfiction Round-Up: All-Around Health (5/6/20)

From mental health to physical health, today’s spotlight is on how we feel and being our best selves. THE HILARIOUS WORLD OF DEPRESSION by John Moe “Moe (CONSERVATIZE ME), host of The Hilarious World of Depression podcast, wryly reflects on life as a ‘saddie’ in this stirring memoir. Moe discusses depressive thoughts and experiences, including […]

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Nonfiction Round-Up (4/15/20)

The complex and hidden stories behind street names and a hilarious dive into everyday queer life in the twenty-first century–both in this nonfiction round-up. THE ADDRESS BOOK: What Street Addresses Reveal About Identity, Race, Wealth, and Power by Deirdre Mask 3 starred reviews! “Journalist Mask’s entertaining and wide-ranging debut investigates the history of street addresses […]

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Nonfiction Round-Up (4/8/20)

The story and politics of food and the American wheat harvest, the truth about Donald Trump’s rise to power, and a continent’s crimes against Jews–all in this nonfiction round-up. AMERICAN HARVEST: God, Country, and Farming in the Heartland by Marie Mutsuki Mockett “Literate travels in the forgotten American hinterlands…A revealing, richly textured portrait of the […]

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