Friday, November 01, 2019

NonFic: Murder, babies, History, Spies


The Second Founding: how the Civil War and Reconstruction remade the Constitution by Eric Foner. How post war amendments changed the country. Photos? Yes.

The Way I Heard It by Mike Rowe. Stories about famous people and Rowe's own personal stories. Photos? No. Illustrations? Yes.

Kid Gloves: nine months of careful chaos by Lucy Knisley. Comic book story of the artist's pregnancy. Photos? No. Illustrations? Yes.

Life Undercover: coming of age in the CIA by Amaryllis Fox. Life as a CIA analyst and undercover. Photos? No. Illustrations?No.

Unsolved Murders: true crime cases uncovered by Amber Hunt and Emily G Thompson. True crime. Photos? You betcha. Illustrations? Yes.

How to Be An Antiracist by Ibram X Kendi. Antiracism as a concept to clearly see racism and an action to dismantle racism. Photos? No. Illustrations? No.End notes and bibliography? You're darn tootin.

The British Are Coming: the War for America, Lexington to Princeton, 1775-1777 by Rick Atkinson. This looks neat. First volume of planned trilogy of Revolutionary War. Photos? Yes. Illustrations?No. Maps? Thank goodness yes.

Night Call: embracing compassion and hope in a troubled world by Robert J Wicks. Photos? No. Illustrations? No.

Catch and Kill: lies, spies, and a conspriacy to protect predators by Ronan Farrow. Farrow's investigation of Harvey Weinstein brought all sorts of stuff down on his head. Photos? No. Illustrations? No. Deckled pages? Yes.

So You Want to Talk About Race by Ijeoma Oluo, Oluo spoke at a Wisconsin library conference last month and I have forgotten how to pronounce her name. She was a very insightful speaker. Photos? No. Illustrations? No. End notes? A few.

Bad Weekend by Ed Brubaker and Sean Phillips. Comic book novel in the graphic novel section of nonfic.

Haben: the deafblind woman who conquered Harvard Law: a memoir by Haben Girma. Advocate for disabilities graduated from Harvard and has a guide dog. Photos? Yes. Illustrations? No. Photos of hairy guide dog? Heck yeah.