Friday, February 14, 2020

New Nonfiction

Alt-America: The Rise of the Radical Right in the Age of Trump by David Neiwert
“Just as Donald Trump's victorious campaign for the US presidency shocked the world, the seemingly sudden national prominence of white supremacists, xenophobes, militia leaders, and mysterious 'alt-right' figures mystifies many. But the American extreme right has been growing steadily in number and influence since the 1990s with the rise of patriot militias. David Neiwert provides a deeply researched and authoritative report on the growth of fascism and far-right terrorism.” –WorldCat

Fake News Nation: The Long History of Lies and Misinterpretations in America by James W. Cortada and William Aspray
“Fake News Nation tells the story of how false information has flooded American public life for over 230 years. The authors show how lies, misrepresentations, and rumors have drawn America into wars, covered up assassinations, influenced national elections, and impacted contentious policy issues such as the effects of smoking and climate change.” –WorldCat

Food Fight: GMOs and the Future of the American Diet by McKay Jenkins
"Advocates hail GMOs as the future of food, an enhanced method of crop breeding that can help feed an ever-increasing global population and adapt to a rapidly changing environment. Critics call for their banishment. Where can we turn for the truth? Are GMOs an astounding scientific breakthrough destined to end world hunger? Or are they simply a way for giant companies to control a problematic food system? Environmental writer McKay Jenkins travelled across the US to form a comprehensive, nuanced examination of the state of our food system and a much-needed guide for consumers to help them make more informed choices about what to eat for their next meal."—Publisher

Killers of the Flower Moon: The Osage Murders and the Birth of the FBI by David Grann
“Presents a true account of the early twentieth-century murders of dozens of wealthy Osage and law-enforcement officials, citing the contributions and missteps of a fledgling FBI that eventually uncovered one of the most chilling conspiracies in American history.” –WorldCat

Looking after your Mental Health by Alice James and Louie Stowell
“We talk about our physical health - but not so much about how we’re feeling. With lots of practical advice, this lively, accessible guide explains why we have emotions, and what can influence them. Covering everything from friendships, social media and bullying to divorce, depression and eating disorders, this is an essential book for young people.” –Amazon

Powwow edited by Clyde Ellis
“Examines the origins, meanings, and enduring power of the powwow. This title provides an exploration of the history and significance of powwows, ranging from the Hochunk dances of the early twentieth century to Southern Cheyenne gatherings to the contemporary powwow circuit of the northern plains.” –WorldCat

Sister Soldiers of the Great War: The Nurses of the Canadian Medical Corps by Cynthia Toman
“In Sister Soldiers of the Great War, award-winning author Cynthia Toman recovers the long-lost history of Canada’s first women soldiers – nursing sisters who enlisted as officers with the Canadian Army Medical Corps. The nursing sisters had a mandate to salvage as many sick and wounded men as possible for return to the front lines. Nothing prepared them, however, for the poor living conditions, the scale of the casualties, or the type of wounds they encountered. But their letters and diaries reveal that they were determined to soldier on under all circumstances while still “living as well as possible.” –WorldCat

The Alt-Right: What Everyone Needs to Know by George Hawley
“This book explains the ideas, tactics, history, and prominent figures of the so-called Alt-Right, a white nationalist movement that first gained national and international prominence during the 2016 presidential election. It describes this movement's place in contemporary American life, and how the Alt-Right relates to Donald Trump's much larger right-wing populist movement. In clear and dispassionate terms, the book explains the degree to which the Alt-Right and other elements of the modern white supremacist movement threaten American democracy.” –WorldCat