Notes from the Library: New Nonfiction

Here are just a few of the exciting new nonfiction titles available at the Mollie Dodd Anderson Library:

The Return of George Washington: 1783-1789
by Edward J. Larson
Return of George Washington
A look at the often over-looked fourteen years between George Washington’s retirement as the Commander of the Continental Army and his return to Washington to lead the Constitutional Convention and eventually serve as the country’s first president.

Lincoln and the Power of the Press: The War for Public Opinion
by Harold Holzer
Lincoln and the Power of the Press
An avid reader of newspapers, Lincoln developed a masterful control over the press. His shrewd and perceptive handling of this growing ‘new’ medium helped shape the course of his political career as well as many national issues including slavery, the union, and the war.

Ambition and Desire: The Dangerous Life of Josephine Bonaparte
by Kate Williams
Ambition and Desire

Described as the ultimate survivor, Napolean Bonaparte’s infamous wife was passionate, beguiling, and above all, ambitious. Library Journal praises Kate Williams’ newest book: “This engrossing and accessible account is for all readers who enjoy historical biography.”

Shackleton: By Endurance We Conquer
by Michael Smith

As a pioneer in South Pole expeditions Ernest Shackleton is brought to life in this haunting portrayal of his four major expeditions, private life, and business ventures.

More Awesome than Money: Four Boys and Their Historic Quest to Save Your Privacy from Facebook
by Jim Dwyer
More Awesome than Money

New York Times best selling author Jim Dwyer tells the story of four young students who sought to create a new social media platform that would protect privacy instead of selling it to the highest bidder. Though ultimately tragic, their tale reveals a larger picture of how our private information is manipulated on the internet.

Pressed for Time: The Acceleration of Life in Digital Capitalism
by Judy Wajcman
Pressed for Time

In this fascinating study of technology, time management, and stress, Judy Wajcman argues that being overly busy has become valorized by our society.  Weaving together the newest research on time management and the use of digital tools, the book offers suggestions to make the best use of technology.

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