Week of 11 Jun 2017
Astrophysics for People in a Hurry
“Astrophysics for People in a Hurry” is an ideal book for anyone looking for a crash course in or a brush-up on the basics of astrophysics...smart and informative without every feeling dry, a chance to learn more about the stars even as you’re being encouraged to reach for them.
The Maine Edge

Astrophysics for People in a Hurry

by Neil deGrasse Tyson

Hillbilly Elegy: A Memoir of a Family and Culture in Crisis
An unusually timely and deeply affecting view of a social class whose health and economic problems are making headlines in this election year.

Hillbilly Elegy

by J. D. Vance

Killers of the Flower Moon: The Osage Murders and the Birth of the FBI
“Killers of the Flower Moon” is one of the most propulsive, engrossing true-crime stories that I’ve ever had the opportunity to read...there’s a purplish hue that lays over the prose and points up the lurid nature of the narrative without ever succumbing to the urge to exploit.
The Maine Edge

Killers of the Flower Moon

by David Grann

Shattered: Inside Hillary Clinton's Doomed Campaign

No Critic Review


by Jonathan Allen

The Operator: Firing the Shots that Killed Osama bin Laden and My Years as a SEAL Team Warrior

No Critic Review

The Operator

by Robert O'Neill

The American Spirit: Who We Are and What We Stand For

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The American Spirit

by David McCullough

This Fight Is Our Fight: The Battle to Save America's Middle Class

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This Fight Is Our Fight

by Elizabeth Warren

Churchill and Orwell: The Fight for Freedom

No Critic Review

Churchill and Orwell

by Thomas E. Ricks

Option B: Facing Adversity, Building Resilience, and Finding Joy

No Critic Review

Option B

by Sheryl Sandberg

The Vanishing American Adult: Our Coming-of-Age Crisis--and How to Rebuild a Culture of Self-Reliance

No Critic Review

The Vanishing American Adult

by Ben Sasse

On Tyranny: Twenty Lessons from the Twentieth Century
Throughout, Snyder carefully weighs his rules for radicals against historical benchmarks...Timely and essential, if, one hopes, a bit more than the present situation requires.

On Tyranny

by Timothy Snyder

The Zookeeper's Wife: A War Story (Movie Tie-in)  (Movie Tie-in Editions)
...better at describing the Zabinski's animals and pets than she is in describing the Zabinski's human charges...Balbina the half wild house cat, and Wicek the bully of a rabbit are much more real than the human characters who wander in and out of the book.

The Zookeeper's Wife

by Diane Ackerman

The Better Angels of Our Nature: Why Violence Has Declined
...the statistics he advances are problematic in any number of ways.
Globe and Mail

The Better Angels of Our Nature

by Steven Pinker

Hidden Figures: The American Dream and the Untold Story of the Black Women Mathematicians Who Helped Win the Space Race
Exploring the intimate relationships among blackness, womanhood, and 20th-century American technological development, Shetterly crafts a narrative that is crucial to understanding subsequent movements for civil rights.
Publishers Weekly

Hidden Figures

by Margot Lee Shetterly

Born a Crime
Having thoroughly mined his South African upbringing in his standup comedy and monologues on The Daily Show, Noah here tells the whole story in this witty and revealing autobiography.
Publishers Weekly

Born a Crime

by Trevor Noah