Thursday, November 5, 2020

New Nonfiction

Alexander the Great
by Robin Lane Fox
“New College professor Robin Lane Fox answers questions about Alexander the Great that have percolated throughout history. Why did Alexander succeed? What was he like? How did he change the world and its history?” -WorldCat
Augustus Caesar and the Organization of the Empire of Rome by John B. Firth
Augustus Cæsar knitted together the Roman world, east and west, into one great organisation of which the Emperor stood as the supreme head. John B. Firth’s work is brilliant study of this remarkable man and the empire that he forged." -WorldCat

Augustus: The Life of Rome's First Emperor by Anthony Everitt
“He found Rome made of clay and left it made of marble. As Rome's first emperor, Augustus transformed the unruly Republic into the greatest empire the world had ever seen. His consolidation and expansion of Roman power two thousand years ago laid the foundations for all of Western history to follow.” -WorldCat
L’NU’K: The People by Theresa Meuse
“In L'nuk, First Nations educator Theresa Meuse traces the incredible lineage of today's Mi'kmaq people, sharing the fascinating details behind their customs, traditions, and history.” -WorldCat
Midnight in Chernobyl by Adam Higginbotham
“Journalist Adam Higginbotham's definitive, years-in-the-making account of the Chernobyl nuclear power plant disaster--and a powerful investigation into how propaganda, secrecy, and myth have obscured the true story of one of the twentieth century's greatest disasters.” -WorldCat