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Non-Fiction

Flash Boys by Michael Lewis

Flash Boys by Michael Lewis

        Flash Boys by Michael Lewis “Flash Boys is about a small group of Wall Street guys who figure out that the U.S. stock market has been rigged for the benefit of insiders and that, post financial crisis, the markets have become not more free but less, and more controlled by the big Wall Street banks. Working ... Read More »

Glitter and Glue: A Memoir by Kelly Corrigan

Glitter and Glue by Kelly Corrigan

Glitter and Glue by Kelly Corrigan  When Kelly Corrigan was in high school, her mother neatly summarized the family dynamic as “Your father’s the glitter but I’m the glue.” This meant nothing to Kelly, who left childhood sure that her mom” with her inviolable commandments and proud stoicism” would be nothing more than background chatter for the rest of Kelly’s ... Read More »

Best of 2013: Non-Fiction

Book of Ages The Life and Opinions of Jane Franklin

The critics agree that these titles are the Best Non-fiction Books of 2013 1.   Book of Ages: The Life and Opinions of Jane Franklin by Jill Lepore 2.   Going Clear: Scientology, Hollywood, and the Prison of Belief by Lawrence Wright 3.   Men We Reaped: A Memoir by Jesmyn Ward 4.   Command and Control by Eric Schlosser 5.  Five Days at ... Read More »

The Monuments Men by Robert M. Edsel

Monuments Men by Robert M. Edsel

The Monuments Men by Robert M. Edsel In a race against time, behind enemy lines, often unarmed, a special force of  American and British museum directors, curators, art historians, and others, called the Momuments Men, risked their lives scouring Europe to prevent the destruction of thousands of years of culture. Focusing on the eleven-month period between D-Day and V-E Day, ... Read More »

Belle Isle to 8 Mile

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  Edited by siblings and lifelong, seventh-generation Detroiters Andy, Emily, and Rob Linn – with contributions from a team of more than 30 Detroit-based writers and researchers - Belle Isle to 8 Mile: An Insider’s Guide to Detroit is the result of thousands of hours of research, thousands of site visits, and contributions and ideas from hundreds of local residents, making this ... Read More »

The Bully Pulpit

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Pulitzer Prize-winning historian Doris Kearns Goodwin focuses on the relationship between Theodore Roosevelt and William Howard Taft, friends and later rivals, and on the activities of the muckraking press in her latest book, The Bully Pulpit: Theodore Roosevelt, William Howard Taft, and the Golden Age of Journalism.         Read More »

David and Goliath: The Triumph of the Underdog by Malclom Gladwell

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David and Goliath  : The Triumph of the Underdog by Malcolm Gladwell In David and Goliath, Malcolm Gladwell challenges how we think about obstacles and disadvantages, offering a new interpretation of what it means to be discriminated against, or cope with a disability, or lose a parent, or attend a mediocre school, or suffer from any number of other apparent setbacks.In ... Read More »

The Death of Santini by Pat Conroy

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The Death of Santini by Pat Conroy The best-selling author of The Prince of Tides chronicles his efforts to reconcile with the harsh fighter pilot father who inspired The Great Santini, recounting how at the end of his father’s life, he defended the author from his critics while helping to heal family estrangements. -from the Publisher  (Coming Soon: October)   Read More »

The Butler

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The Butler: a Witness to History by Wil Haygood. The story of Eugene Allen, a butler who served eight presidents from harry Truman to Ronald Reagan during 34 years of service.  Haygood’s Washington Post article about Allen inspired the movie “Lee Daniels’ The Butler.” Read More »