New Nonfiction Roundup – July 2019

What’s new in nonfiction this July? Page-turning chronicles of crises close to home and abroad, women stepping out of the shadow of men, and a pair of graphic adaptations highlight the best this month has to offer.

Amazing DecisionsA graphic guide to making better decisions, from Dan Ariely (Predictably Irrational). 

America’s Reluctant PrinceHistorian Steven M. Gillon looks at the life and legacy of John F. Kennedy Jr.

American PredatorMaureen Callahan delivers a gripping true crime tale of serial killer Israel Keyes.

Because Internet. Wired columnist Gretchen McCullough examines the evolution of language in the digital age.

A Beginner’s Guide to the End Dr. BJ Miller gives readers practical advice for living a full life and adequately preparing for death.

Beneath the Tamarind TreeA harrowing account of 276 girls abducted by the militant Islamic group Boko Harem. From journalist Isha Sesay.

The Code. A definitive history of Silicon Valley and the rise of Big Tech, from University of Washington professor Margaret O’Mara. Will be at University Bookstore on July 15 and Third Place Books Lake Forest Park on July 23!

Crisis in the Red ZoneRichard Preston (The Hot Zone) returns with a gripping account of the Ebola outbreak in West Africa in 2013-2014.

Dapper DanThis memoir by “Dapper Dan” Day traces his life as a poor black child from Harlem to high-end streetwear designer.

DappledPastry chef Nicole Rucker shares recipes for fruit-based baked goods.

HungryFood critic Jeff Gordinier joins renowned chef Rene Redzepi in a worldwide search for exciting new flavors and food experiences.

Kawaii Sweet WorldYouTube star Rachel Fong debuts with her first book devoted to making cute, sweet treats like Narwahl Cake Pops and Koala Cupcakes.

Last WitnessesNobel Prize-winning journalist Svetlana Alexsievich presents an oral history of Russian children during World War II.

Let’s Make Ramen! Hugh Amano (The Adventures of Fat Ricedelivers ramen recipes in this comic book cookbook.

Quit Like a MillionaireKristy Shen shows you how to use the principles of FIRE (Financial Independence, Retire Early) to get rich and quit your job.

ShadowlandsAnthony McCann investigates the occupation of public lands in Eastern Oregon by Ammon Bundy and other right-wing protesters. Will be at Third Place Books Lake Forest Park on July 10!and Town Hall on July 11!

StrongholdThe story of Guido Rahr, who protected the habitat for wild salmon in Russia’s Far East, told by his cousin Tucker Malarkey. Will be at Elliott Bay Books on July 22!

Ten Years a NomadMatt Kepnes (How to Travel the World on $50 a Daytakes a meditative look at wanderlust and why we seek adventure through travel.

Three WomenLisa Taddeo’s highly anticipated debut explores the sex lives and desires of three women. Will be at Elliott Bay Books on July 12! A Peak Pick!

The Vagabonds. Jeff Guinn reveals the little known story of Henry Ford and Thomas Edison, whose annual automobile excursions launched the road trip.

What Do We Need Men For? Advice columnist E. Jean Carroll (who recently accused President Trump of sexual assault) asks women, and herself, this very question.

~ posted by Frank B.

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