News from the Reference Desk

New and Forthcoming Nonfiction Titles – May 2016

New Books

Almost everyday new books arrive at the Library to be processed and then placed on the shelf or in your hands. Take a look at some of the books that have arrived most recently at the Library. Ask for more titles at the Research Services Desk!

Newly Arrived Nonfiction:

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The Winter Fortress


by Neal Bascomb
Based on never-before-seen diaries and letters of the saboteurs, The Winter Fortress is a compulsively readable narrative about a group of young men who endured soul-crushing setbacks and Gestapo hunts to survive in one of the coldest, most inhospitable places on earth and save the world from destruction.

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Elizabeth: The Forgotten Years


by John Guy
A biography of the ambitious Tudor queen focuses on her life at the height of her power and the challenges she faced at home and abroad, including revolts in Ireland, riots in the streets of London, and a conspiracy to place her cousin Mary Queen of Scots on her throne.

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“Most Blessed of the Patriarchs”


by Annette Gordon-Reed & Peter S. Onuf
A Pulitzer Prize-winning historian and a forefront Jefferson scholar clarify philosophical questions about the Founding Father to trace his youth and development through the inconsistencies attributed to his character and his old age, sharing insights into his intellectual influences and formative experiences.

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The Assassination Complex


by Jeremy Scahill
Major revelations about the US government’s drone program—bestselling author Jeremy Scahill and his colleagues at the investigative website The Intercept expose stunning new details about America’s secret assassination policy.

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Hamilton: The Revolution


by Lin-Manuel Miranda
The Tony Award-winning composer-lyricist-star takes readers behind the scenes of his groundbreaking hit musical, which is filled with romance, drama, violence, patriotism and adventure and details the many dramatic episodes in Alexander Hamilton’s life.

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My Lost Brothers


by Brendan McDonough
The sole survivor of the 2013 fire in Yarnell, Arizona, recalls the natural disaster that took the lives of 19 firefighters who were trained specifically to battle wildfires.

Forthcoming Titles:

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18 Holes With Bing


by Nathaniel Crosby
In a love letter to his father, former professional golfer Nathaniel Crosby shares memories of Bing Crosby on the golf course, and the lessons he taught him about the game and about life.

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The Gene


by Siddhartha Mukherjee
A history of the gene draws on science, social history, and the author’s family medical history to explore the centuries of research into the science of genetics and the quest to understand human heredity.

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Old Age: A Beginner’s Guide


by Michael Kinsley
A deeply personal portrait of aging and illness by the beloved Vanity Fair columnist and founder of Slate draws on his battles with Parkinson’s to trace the experiences of Baby Boomers against periods of dramatic cultural, economic and health-care changes.

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My Father and Atticus Finch


by Joseph Madison Beck
Reconstructing his father’s defense of a black man charged with raping a white woman in 1938 and exploring the similarities between that case and the one at the heart of To Kill a Mockingbird, the author presents a gripping narrative of how race, class and the memory of the South’s defeat in the Civil War produced the trial’s outcome.

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The Only Rule Is It Has To Work


by Ben Lindbergh & Sam Miller
Two statisticians describe what happened when they were given the chance to run the Sonoma Stompers, an independent minor-league team in California, according to the most advanced statistics.

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Labor of Love


by Moira Weigel
An investigation into the factors that shape how people date examines the contrast between ubiquitous dating technologies and the realities of finding a mate, surveying the practices of historical times while outlining a cliché-free approach to dating to minimize dating work and advance long-term commitment goals.

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