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New Books

Read about history, science, politics and maybe a bit of gossip in new nonfiction at your local library.

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American Heiress by Jeffrey Toobin

The kidnapping and eventual recruitment (or not) of Patty Hearst into the Symbionese Liberation Army captured America’s attention during the 1970’s.  Check out New Yorker staff writer Jeffrey Toobin’s account of the Patty Hearst story.

We have several books by Jeffrey Toobin in the Northeast Regional Library collection including The Oath: the Obama White House and the Supreme Court and Too Close to Call: the Thirty-six Day Battle to Decide the 2000 Election.

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Ghost Tales of the State Line Mob by Robert D. Broughton

Ghost Tales of the State Line Mob includes narratives, pictures and documents about a violent period of this area’s past.

Other popular books about this period include The Twelfth of August: the story of Buford Pusser and The State-Line Mob, both by W. M. Morris

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The Six: the Lives of the Mitford Sisters by Laura Thompson.

Colorful biographies can and have been written about each of the Mitford sisters, but taken as the group they were makes them fascinating. They are intertwined with twentieth century history, especially World War II.  Their confidants included British royalty, John Kennedy, Evelyn Waugh, Maya Angelou, Oswald Mosley, and Adolf Hitler.

Other selections from Northeast Library collections include Love in a Cold Climate by Nancy Mitford and A Life of Contrasts: the Autobiography of Diana Mitford Mosley.

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Defying the Nazis: the Sharps’ War by Artemis Joukowsky is a companion to the the PBS film of the same name.  It reads, according to Ken Burns, like a spy novel.

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The New York Times calls Seven Brief Lessons on Physics by Carlo Rovelli “a whirlwind tour of some of the biggest ideas in physics.”


New political titles include:


Trump Revealed: An American Journey of Ambition, Ego, Money and Power by Michael Kranish and Marc Fisher.


Liars: How Progressives Exploit Our Fears for Power and Control by Glenn Beck


We’re Still Right They’re Still Wrong: The Democrats’ Case for 2016 by James Carville.