~posted by Frank
This spring, ten titans of nonfiction release their latest books. They’re all in the catalog and holds queues are currently short, but they won’t be for long.
Far and Away: Essays from the Brink of Change, Seven Continents, Twenty-Five Years by Andrew Solomon. The author’s follow-up to Far from the Tree explores places undergoing significant shifts.
The Immortal Irishman: The Irish Revolutionary Who Became an American Hero by Timothy Egan. A biography of the fascinating life Thomas Francis Meagher from native son Egan, most recently the author of Short Nights of the Shadow Catcher.
Kill ‘Em and Leave: Searching for the Real James Brown by James McBride. A biography of the Godfather of Soul and his complex legacy from the author of The Good Lord Bird.
Valiant Ambition: George Washington, Benedict Arnold, and the Fate of the American Revolution by Nathaniel Philbrick. An exploration of the relationship between America’s first president and the war’s most notorious spy from the author of In the Heart of the Sea.
Why Save the Bankers? And Other Essays on our Economic and Political Crisis by Thomas Piketty. Further analysis of the financial crisis from the author of the surprise bestseller Capitalism in the 21st Century.