Nonfiction

Nonfiction
Sheila Sobell

Why I Am Not a Feminist

WHY I AM NOT A FEMINIST Like veteran news anchorman Howard Beale in the 1976 film Network, Jessa Crispin is “mad as hell,” and she’s

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Nature
Ann Ronald

The Soul of an Octopus

THE SOUL OF AN OCTOPUS When the proprietress of Seaport Books, in La Conner, Washington, recommended Sy Montgomery’s The Soul of an Octopus, I must

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Autobiography/Memoir
Ann Ronald

What Happened

WHAT HAPPENED Like a dedicated political junkie, I followed in real time the events that Hillary Clinton retraces in her book about the 2016 presidential

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Humor
Ann Ronald

Rants from the Hill

RANTS FROM THE HILL In 2010, the High Country News editors asked Mike Branch to write a monthly column for its online edition. They asked

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Nonfiction
Ann Ronald

Trainwreck

Trainwreck: The Women We Love to Hate, Mock, and Fear . . . and Why Trainwrecks, Sady Doyle metaphorically muses, are women who have lost

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History
Neal Ferguson

The Fleet at Flood Tide

THE FLEET AT FLOOD TIDE, AMERICA AT TOTAL WAR IN THE PACIFIC 1944-1945 As a history, The Fleet at Flood Tide is both more and

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Authors of color
Ann Ronald

Between the World and Me

BETWEEN THE WORLD AND ME Between the World and Me takes the form of a letter Ta-Nehisi Coates writes to his teenage son.  In a

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Nature
Ann Ronald

Raising Wild

RAISING WILD, DISPATCHES FROM A HOME IN THE WILDERNESS Michael P. Branch, author of a book of essays titled Raising Wild, manages what some would

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Film
Dan Erwine

High Noon

HIGH NOON, THE HOLLYWOOD BLACKLIST AND THE MAKING OF AN AMERICAN CLASSIC Subtitled The Hollywood Blacklist and the Making of an American Classic, High Noon

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History
Neal Ferguson

Killers of the Flower Moon

KILLERS OF THE FLOWER MOON: THE OSAGE MURDERS AND THE BIRTH OF THE FBI Growing up in Kansas, I visited our relatives in northern Oklahoma.

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Crime
Dan Erwine

The Skeleton Crew

THE SKELETON CREW: HOW AMATEUR SLEUTHS ARE SOLVING AMERICA’S COLDEST CASES This book is not to be confused with Skeleton Crew, Stephen King’s 1985 collection

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History
Neal Ferguson

The General vs. The President

THE GENERAL vs. THE PRESIDENT: MACARTHUR AND TRUMAN AT THE BRINK OF NUCLEAR WAR “I should have fired him [General MacArthur] six months sooner.” If

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Nonfiction
Sunny Solomon

The Consolations of Philosophy

I think, therefore, I am. Descartes, right? And if wrong, it shows my education lacks rudimentary philosophy. If, however, I’m right, it goes to show

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