Thursday, November 14, 2013

Some New (and Cool) Additions to the Collection

A mix of some new non-fiction additions to the collection:

The Rocket Man ,and Other Extraordinary Characters In the History of Flight by David Darling. Looks to be a quick read at 195 pages, and I love the cover ... so the book must be good, right? Includes photos.

The Bully Pulpit: Theodore Roosevelt, William Howard Taft, and the Golden Age of Journalism by Pulitzer Prize winning historian Doris Kearns Goodwin. This book was in Amazon's top 100 books of 2013.

Vanished: The Sixty-Year Search for the Missing Men of World War II by Wil S. Hylton. Account of a WWII American bomber that went missing, and the mystery surrounding the fate of the men.

American Mirror: The Life and Art of Norman Rockwell by Deborah Solomon. Includes many photos of his artwork and personal life.

A History of the World in 12 Maps by Jerry Brotton. Interesting concept; photos of all kinds of maps (which one would hope, considering the title).

The outspoken actress, Shirley MacLaine, is back with another book: What If ... A Lifetime of Questions, Speculations, Reasonable Guesses, and a Few Things I Know for Sure.

Furious Cool: Richard Pryor and the World That Made Him by David Henry & Joe Henry.

The Book of Jezebel: An Illustrated Encyclopedia of Lady Things by Kate Harding. From the online catalog summary: "From A to Z, this work covers the spectrum of defining the woman in contemporary society, and includes short bios of famous and influential women plus cultural terminology, concepts, and the gamut of interests pertaining to womanhood." It's a book that you wouldn't have to read cover-to-cover, but skip around based on your interests.