Friday, November 28, 2014
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Non-Fiction

Capitol Park by Jack Dempsey

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                Capitol Park: Historic Heart of Detroit by Jack Dempsey. Capitol Park is the only city park in America where a state’s first governor is buried. It’s the birthplace of democracy in Michigan, an Underground Railroad site, a streetcar and transit hub. Once a symbol of the city’s late twentieth-century decay, it is ... Read More »

H is for Hawk by Helen Macdonald

H is for Hawk by Helen Macdonald

H is for Hawk by Helen Macdonald Helen Macdonald wins The Samuel Johnson Prize for Non-Fiction , the UK’s premier prize for non-fiction books. “H is For Hawk tells the story of how the death of Helen’s father triggered her to follow a childhood dream and become a falconer, obsessed with the idea of training her own goshawk. The book is an unflinchingly ... Read More »

Five Came Back by Mark Harris

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Five Came Back: a Story of Hollywood and the Second World War by Mark Harris Looks at the World War II experiences of five legendary directors — John Ford, William Wyler, John Huston, Frank Capra and George Stevens — to assess the transformative impact of the war and period beliefs on Hollywood.   Read More »

13 Hours by Mitchell Zukoff

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            13 Hours: the Inside Account of What Really Happened in Benghazi by Mitchell Zuckoff with members of the Annex Security Team.   Six C.I.A. contract employees discuss their experience during the attack on the State Department compound and the nearby C.I.A. station called the “annex” in Benghazi, Libya, in 2012. Read More »

The Map Thief by Michael Blanding

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Draws on interviews with confessed rare-map thief E. Forbes Smiley to document his experiences with mercenary explorers and mapmakers, offering insight into the cutthroat map trade while investigating allegations of hundreds of additional thefts. Read More »