New Nonfiction Titles!
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The first comprehensive biography of Adrienne Rich, feminist and queer icon and internationally revered, National Book Award-winning poet.
From former Talking Heads frontman and multimedia visionary David Byrne and revered bestselling author, illustrator, and artist Maira Kalman--an inspiring celebration in words and art of the connections between us all.
Bibliography: A history of Leonardo da Vinci's interest in optical science and its influence on his art.
The moon landing was an important moment in history, but many forget what was happening behind the scenes -- discover the groundbreaking political history of the Apollo program in this riveting exploration of America's space missions.
The former New York Times Pakistan bureau chief paints an arresting, up-close portrait of a fractured country.
Meave Leakey's thrilling, high-stakes memoir--written with her daughter Samira--encapsulates her distinguished life and career on the front lines of the hunt for our human origins, a quest made all the more notable by her stature as a woman in a highly competitive, male-dominated field.
Smell is such a powerful and revealing sense because it detects actual little pieces of things in the world. It gives us direct evidence of what those things are made of -- unlike the indirectness of vision or hearing, which register light waves and air movements. To begin to understand a thing's smell is to identify the many volatile molecules it emits. Text and 200 tables cover this topic, in a book by an expert on the chemistry and history of food science and cooking.
Bag man : the wild crimes, audacious cover-up, & spectacular downfall of a brazen crook in the White House / Rachel Maddow & Michael Yarvitz
The knockdown, drag-out, untold story of the other scandal that rocked Nixon’s White House, and reset the rules for crooked presidents to come.
All the young men : a memoir of love, AIDS, and chosen family in the American South / Ruth Coker Burks & Kevin Carr O'Leary
A gripping and triumphant tale of human compassion, is the true story of Ruth Coker Burks, a young single mother in Hot Springs, Arkansas, who finds herself driven to the forefront of the AIDS crisis, and becoming a pivotal activist in America's fight against AIDS.
Undercurrents teaches readers and activists how to invest time, talent, voice, and cash to improve the world by detailing six of the largest macrotrends shaping the world today.
A thrilling history of the West's scramble for the riches of ancient Egypt by the foremost Egyptologist of our time.
A demon-haunted land : witches, wonder doctors, and the ghosts of the past in post-WWII Germany / Monica Black
A revelatory counterhistory of postwar Germany, not as a reborn democracy but as a nation convulsed by apocalyptic visions, witchcraft trials, and supernatural obsessions.