Nonfiction Spotlight (6/15/22)

Today’s nonfiction spotlight bring us two memorable stories, from the New York-Presbyterian hospital system during the height of the COVID-19 pandemic in the fight to save lives, to one surgeon’s breakthroughs in helping soldiers reclaim their lives and their faces after the horrors of World War I. THE DESPERATE HOURS: ONE HOSPITAL’S FIGHT TO SAVE […]

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Nonfiction Spotlight (6/1/22)

Today’s nonfiction spotlight brings us the story of a woman’s journey from the competitive ice rink to addiction, prison, and eventually the newsroom, and an essay collection reflecting on relationships, sex, and motherhood. CORRECTIONS IN INK BY KERI BLAKINGER 2 starred reviews! “A gorgeously written, page-turning memoir about addiction, prison, and privilege.”–Kirkus Reviews, starred review “A […]

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Nonfiction Spotlight: War (10/27/21)

Today’s history round-up spotlights wars with the story of America’s longest war and a new chronicle of the Third Reich under Hitler’s hand. THE LONG WAR: The Inside Story of America and Afghanistan Since 9/11 by David Loyn 2 starred reviews! “Former BBC journalist Loyn turns a gimlet eye on the war in Afghanistan, the […]

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Nonfiction Round-Up: Memoirs (6/2/21)

A stunning account of finding a way out of the world one is born into + a mesmerizing memoir of survival and forgiveness = this nonfiction round-up. KIN: A Memoir by Shawna Kay Rodenberg 2 starred reviews! “A powerful and surprising story of an Appalachian childhood.”–Kirkus Reviews, starred review “What makes this one special is […]

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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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Politics Spotlight (9/22/20)

An illustrated field guide to how the government works + a critique of contemporary public discourse + a detailed account of the scandals in the White House + an insider’s candid account of the Trump administration = this political nonfiction spotlight. A USER’S GUIDE TO DEMOCRACY: How America Works by Nick Capodice and Hannah McCarthy […]

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Nonfiction Spotlight (5/20/20)

Explore a little-known true story about a failed assassination attempt on President Lincoln in today’s nonfiction spotlight! THE LINCOLN CONSPIRACY: The Secret Plot to Kill America’s 16th President–and Why It Failed by Brad Meltzer and Josh Mensch Everyone knows the story of Abraham Lincoln’s assassination in 1865, but few are aware of the original conspiracy […]

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Nonfiction Spotlight: LEARNING FROM THE GERMANS (8/28/19)

Nonfiction Spotlight: LEARNING FROM THE GERMANS (8/28/19)

In today’s nonfiction spotlight, we learn about confronting the evils of the past with Susan Neiman’s LEARNING FROM THE GERMANS: Race and the Memory of Evil. In the wake of white nationalist attacks, the ongoing debate over reparations, and the controversy surrounding Confederate monuments and the contested memories they evoke, Susan Neiman’s LEARNING FROM THE […]

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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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Nonfiction Spotlight: THE MAN WHO WOULD BE SHERLOCK

Nonfiction Spotlight: THE MAN WHO WOULD BE SHERLOCK

Art imitates life in the case of the ultimate man of mystery, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. Though best known for the fictional cases of his creation Sherlock Holmes, Arthur Conan Doyle was involved in dozens of real life cases, solving many, and zealously campaigning for justice in all. In THE MAN WHO WOULD BE SHERLOCK: […]

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