New Nonfiction

Look at You Now by Liz Pryor: In 1979, privileged and pregnant Liz Pryor is take to live in a dismal government facility for impoverished pregnant teenagers. She was a fish out of water—a girl from privilege surrounded by girls from the foster system and juvie. This is a story a story about unexpected friendships and the moments that shape us for the rest of our lives.

M Train by Pattie Smith: M Train is a journey through eighteen “stations.” Woven throughout are reflections on the writer’s craft and artistic creation, alongside signature memories including her life in Michigan with her husband, guitarist Fred Sonic Smith, whose untimely death was an irremediable loss. Augmented by black-and-white Polaroids taken by Smith herself.

Rosemary: the hidden Kennedy daughter by Kate Larson: The revelatory, poignant story of Rosemary Kennedy, the eldest and eventually secreted-away Kennedy daughter, and how her life transformed her family, its women especially, and an entire nation

The Winter Fortress by Neal Bascomb: Documents the Allied raid against occupied Norway’s Vemork hydroelectric plant, the world’s only supplier of an essential ingredient needed by the Nazis to build an atomic bomb, citing the teamwork of British Special Ops, a brilliant scientist and refugee Norwegian commandos that foiled Hitler’s nuclear ambitions.

Libertarians on the Prairie by Christine Woodside: Reveals for the first time the full extent of the collaboration between Laura and her daughter, Rose Wilder Lane. Their secret collaboration would lead in time to their estrangement.

The Secret War by Francis Russell: Text and photographic essays tell of espionage in World War II: the spies, spy networks, codes, electronic eavesdropping, weapons and hoaxes used by both sides.

Hillary’s America by Dinesh D’Souza: The best-selling author of Obama’s America characterizes presidential candidate Hillary Clinton as a Nixonian political gangster out to control the country’s wealth in a scathing critique that makes controversial claims about Clinton family corruption.

Grunt: the curious science of humans at war by Mary Roach: Grunt’ tackles the science behind some of a soldier’s most challenging adversaries– panic, exhaustion, heat, noise– and introduces us to the scientists who seek to conquer them.

Commander in Chief by Nigel Hamilton: Nigel Hamilton’s Mantle of Command drew on years of archives to portray FDR in a tight close up, as he determined Allied strategy in the crucial initial phases of World War II. Commander in Chief reveals the astonishing sequel — suppressed by Winston Churchill in his memoirs — of Roosevelt’s battles with Churchill to maintain that strategy.

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