The Glass Castle

7445Author: Jeannette Walls
Genre: Nonfiction
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“A tender, moving tale of unconditional love in a family that, despite its profound flaws, gave the author the fiery determination to carve out a successful life on her own terms.”

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Rest in Pieces

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Genre: Non-fiction
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“IN THE LONG RUN, WE’RE ALL DEAD. But for some of the most influential figures in history, death marked the start of a new adventure.

The famous deceased have been stolen, burned, sold, pickled, frozen, stuffed, impersonated, and even filed away in a lawyer’s office. Their fingers, teeth, toes, arms, legs, skulls, hearts, lungs, and nether regions have embarked on voyages that crisscross the globe and stretch the imagination.

Counterfeiters tried to steal Lincoln’s corpse. Einstein’s brain went on a cross-country road trip. And after Lord Horatio Nelson perished at Trafalgar, his sailors submerged him in brandy—which they drank.

From Mozart to Hitler, Rest in Pieces connects the lives of the famous dead to the hilarious and horrifying adventures of their corpses, and traces the evolution of cultural attitudes toward death.” Continue reading

On Monsters

6499359Author: Stephen T. Asma
Genre: Non-fiction
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“Exploring sources as diverse as philosophical treatises, scientific notebooks, and novels, Asma unravels traditional monster stories for the clues they offer about the inner logic of an era’s fears and fascinations. In doing so, he illuminates the many ways monsters have become repositories for those human qualities that must be repudiated, externalized, and defeated.”

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Angry White Men

51d0pocnt3l-_sx327_bo1204203200_Author: Michael Kimmey
Genre: Non-fiction
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“Sociologist Michael Kimmel, one of the leading writers on men and masculinity in the world today, has spent hundreds of hours in the company of America’s angry white men from white supremacists to men’s rights activists to young students in pursuit of an answer. Angry White Men presents a comprehensive diagnosis of their fears, anxieties, and rage.”
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Hidden Figures

y450-293Author: Margot Lee Shetterly
Genre: Non-fiction
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Hidden Figures recounts the untold stories of the black women who helped put a man on the moon, formerly known as the West Computers of the NACA. Overcoming the double jeopardy of being both black and female, the black women of the NACA used their wits, tenacity, and determination to help change the history. Continue reading