Wednesday, November 29, 2017

New Nonfiction

Children of the Broken Treaty by Charlie Angus
“Based on extensive documentation assembled from Freedom of Information requests, Angus establishes a dark, unbroken line that extends from the policies of John A. Macdonald to the government of today. He provides chilling insight into how Canada--through breaches of treaties, broken promises, and callous neglect--deliberately denied First Nations children their basic human rights.” –Amazon

Devil's Bargain: Steve Bannon, Donald Trump and the Storming of the Presidency by Joshua Green
“From the reporter who was there at the very beginning comes the revealing inside story of the partnership between Steve Bannon and Donald Trump—the key to understanding the rise of the alt-right, the fall of Hillary Clinton, and the hidden forces that drove the greatest upset in American political history.” –Amazon

God Is Not One: The Eight Rival Religions That Run the World by Stephen Prothero
“Why do we pretend that the world's religious traditions are different paths to the same God? Scholar Stephen Prothero argues that it is time to replace naive hopes of interreligious unity with deeper knowledge of religious differences. He maintains that each religion attempts to solve a different human problem, and examines each of these traditions on its own terms to create an indispensable guide for anyone who wants to better understand the big questions.” –WorldCat

In Search of A Better World by Payam Akhavan
“The 2017 CBC Massey Lecture is an essential analysis of the major human rights struggles of our times by internationally renowned human rights lawyer and former UN prosecutor Payam Akhavan.” –WorldCat

No Is Not Enough: Resisting the New Shock Politics and Winning the World We Need by Naomi Klein
“In No Is Not Enough, Naomi Klein embraces a lively conversation with the reader to expose the forces behind Trump's success and explain why he is not an aberration but the product of our time--Reality TV branding, celebrity obsession and CEO-worship, Vegas and Guantanamo, fake news and vulture bankers all rolled into one. And she shares a bold vision, a clear-eyed perspective on how to break the spell of his shock tactics, counter the rising chaos and divisiveness at home and abroad, and win the world we need.” –Amazon

The Road to Jonestown: Jim Jones and Peoples Temple by Jeff Guinn
”In this riveting narrative, Jeff Guinn examines Jones’s life, from his extramarital affairs, drug use, and fraudulent faith healing to the fraught decision to move almost a thousand of his followers to a settlement in the jungles of Guyana in South America. Guinn provides stunning new details of the events leading to the fatal day in November, 1978 when more than nine hundred people died—including almost three hundred infants and children—after being ordered to swallow a cyanide-laced drink.” –Amazon

Trudeau's Darkest Hour: War Measures in time of peace, October 1970 by Guy Bouthillier and Édouard Cloutier
“In this anthology of speeches and writings since 1970, eminent Canadian thinkers, journalists, and political leaders explain how the government under Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau deceived people and denied justice in October 1970. Arguing that Trudeau violated the human rights of hundreds of individuals by imposing the War Measures Act—in response to the kidnappings of British Trade Consul James Cross and Labour Minister Pierre Laporte—this compilation reveals the motives behind the strained relationship between Quebec and Canada.” –Amazon

We Will Not Be Silent: The White Rose Student Resistance Movement That Defied Adolf Hitler by Russell Freedman
“Russell Freedman tells the story of Austrian-born Hans Scholl and his sister Sophie. They belonged to Hitler Youth as young children, but began to doubt the Nazi regime. As older students, the Scholls and a few friends formed the White Rose, a campaign of active resistance to Hitler and the Nazis.” –Amazon

You're In The Wrong Bathroom: Misconceptions About Transgender by Laura Erickson-Schroth and Laura A. Jacobs
“Bringing together the medical, social, psychological, and political aspects of being trans in the United States today, You’re in the Wrong Bathroom!: And 20 Other Myths About Transgender and Gender-Nonconforming People unpacks the twenty-one most common myths and misconceptions about transgender and gender-nonconforming people.” –Amazon