New Nonfiction

King David and Boss Daley: The Black Disciples, Mayor Daley, and Chicago on the Edge By Lance Williams Cover Image
$25.16
ISBN: 9781633887862
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Published: Prometheus Books - February 1st, 2023

In Chicago in mid-twentieth century amid the haze and smoke of urban renewal and the sounds of the wrecking balls and bulldozers, there lived two men, both street-savvy, one Black, one Irish, one young, one old and both leaders of their clans. Each ruled with an iron fist. Each embodied the fighting spirit of the turbulent 1960s.


How Basketball Can Save the World: 13 Guiding Principles for Reimagining What's Possible By David Hollander Cover Image
$24.30
ISBN: 9780593234907
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Published: Harmony - February 7th, 2023

A thought-provoking exploration of how basketball—and the values rooted in the game—can solve today’s most pressing issues, from the professor behind the popular New York University course


Choosing Family: A Memoir of Queer Motherhood and Black Resistance By Francesca T. Royster Cover Image
$23.40
ISBN: 9781419756177
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Published: Abrams Press - February 7th, 2023

A brilliant literary memoir of chosen family and chosen heritage, told against the backdrop of Chicago’s North and South Sides

As a multiracial household in Chicago’s North Side community of Rogers Park, race is at the core of Francesca T. Royster and her family's world, influencing everyday acts of parenting and the conception of what family truly means.


The Gospel of J. Edgar Hoover: How the FBI Aided and Abetted the Rise of White Christian Nationalism By Lerone A. Martin Cover Image
$26.96
ISBN: 9780691175119
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Published: Princeton University Press - February 7th, 2023

The shocking untold story of how the FBI partnered with white evangelicals to champion a vision of America as a white Christian nation


Gods and Mortals: Ancient Greek Myths for Modern Readers By Sarah Iles Johnston Cover Image
$31.50
ISBN: 9780691199207
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Published: Princeton University Press - February 7th, 2023

An entrancing new telling of ancient Greek myths

"This book is a triumph . . . A] magnificent retelling of the Greek myths."--Alexander McCall Smith, author of the No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency series


We Over Me: The Counterintuitive Approach to Getting Everything You Want from Your Relationship By Khadeen Ellis, Devale Ellis Cover Image
$24.30
ISBN: 9780593577608
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Published: Rodale Books - February 7th, 2023

The stars of the social media show The Ellises and hosts of the Webby Award-winning podcast Dead Ass with K&D share the core pillars of their relationship as millennial lovers and parents that have allowed them to thrive.


Fake Meat: Real Food for Vegan Appetites By Isa Chandra Moskowitz Cover Image
$31.50
ISBN: 9781419747458
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Published: Abrams - February 7th, 2023

Bestselling author Isa Chandra Moskowitz shows you how to create your own vegan meats, like deli slices and ground beef, that will satisfy every craving
      

“I’m an animal lover and that love doesn’t end when I get hungry. Do I miss meat? Not really. But here’s what I do miss: Aromas. Experiences. Methods.


The Complete Small Plates Cookbook: 300+ Shareable Tapas, Meze, Bar Snacks, Dumplings, Salads, and More By America's Test Kitchen Cover Image
$31.49
ISBN: 9781954210370
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Published: America's Test Kitchen - February 7th, 2023

This complete guide to the wonderfully diverse world of small plates offers practical ways to make spreads that can be sumptuous or streamlined


Cycles: The Science of Periods, Why They Matter, and How to Nourish Each Phase By Amy J. Hammer, Fatima Bravo (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Amy J. Hammer, Fatima Bravo (Illustrator)
$25.16
ISBN: 9781611809060
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Published: Roost Books - February 7th, 2023

Reclaim your cycle and support your health with this detailed guide featuring 100+ recipes and practices from RN, and author of How to Grow a Baby, Amy Hammer.


Brutal Outer London By Simon Phipps Cover Image
$23.40
ISBN: 9781914613166
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Published: September Publishing - February 7th, 2023

From the photographer behind the bestselling, iconic photo book Brutal London.

London is a large, dispersed megacity, and where Brutal London focused on inner London, this new book from the acclaimed photographer Simon Phipps concentrates on the further reaches; the suburbs and outer residential regions and hubs.


How Big Things Get Done: The Surprising Factors That Determine the Fate of Every Project, from Home Renovations to Space Exploration and Everything In Between By Bent Flyvbjerg, Dan Gardner Cover Image
$26.09
ISBN: 9780593239513
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Published: Currency - February 7th, 2023

The secrets to successfully planning and delivering projects on any scale—from home renovation to space exploration—by the world’s leading expert on megaprojects
 
“This book is important, timely, instructive, and entertaining. What more could you ask for?”—Daniel Kahneman, Nobel Prize–winning author of Thinking, Fast and Slow


Dinner with the President: Food, Politics, and a History of Breaking Bread at the White House By Alex Prud'homme Cover Image
$31.50
ISBN: 9781524732219
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Published: Knopf - February 7th, 2023

A wonderfully entertaining, often surprising history of presidential taste, from the grim meals eaten by Washington and his starving troops at Valley Forge to Trump’s fast-food burgers and Biden’s ice cream—what they ate, why they ate it, and what it tells us about the state of the nation—from the coauthor of Julia Child’s best-selling memoir My Life in France


The Crisis of Democratic Capitalism By Martin Wolf Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9780735224216
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Published: Penguin Press - February 7th, 2023

From the chief economics commentator of the Financial Times, a magnificent reckoning with how and why the marriage between democracy and capitalism is coming undone, and what can be done to reverse this terrifying dynamic


Hijab Butch Blues: A Memoir By Lamya H Cover Image
By Lamya H
$24.30
ISBN: 9780593448762
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Published: The Dial Press - February 7th, 2023

“A masterful, must-read contribution to conversations on power, justice, healing, and devotion from a singular voice I now trust with my whole heart.”—GLENNON DOYLE, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Untamed


Acting Naturally: The Magic in Great Performances By David Thomson Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9780593319291
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Published: Knopf - February 7th, 2023

From the celebrated film critic and author of The New Biographical Dictionary of Film, a fascinating look at some of the cinema’s finest actors and how they approach their craft

"Open to any page and you’ll become enthralled by the...tales of forgotten film lore, childhood memories, sexy gossip.”—Philip Kaufman, director


Homo Sapiens Rediscovered: The Scientific Revolution Rewriting Our Origins (The Rediscovered Series) By Paul Pettitt Cover Image
$31.46
ISBN: 9780500252635
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Published: Thames & Hudson - February 7th, 2023

A world renowned expert reveals how our understanding of the evolution of our species has been transformed by momentous discoveries and technological advancements. 


Continental Reckoning: The American West in the Age of Expansion (History of the American West) By Elliott West Cover Image
$35.96
ISBN: 9781496233585
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Published: University of Nebraska Press - February 1st, 2023

In Continental Reckoning renowned historian Elliott West presents a sweeping narrative of the American West and its vital role in the transformation of the nation. In the 1840s, by which time the United States had expanded to the Pacific, what would become the West was home to numerous vibrant Native cultures and vague claims by other nations.


Armada: The Spanish Enterprise and England’s Deliverance in 1588 By Colin Martin, Geoffrey Parker Cover Image
$36.00
ISBN: 9780300259865
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Published: Yale University Press - February 7th, 2023

The definitive history of the Spanish Armada, lavishly illustrated and fully revised

“Will surely become the definitive account.”—Stephen Brumwell, Wall Street Journal
 
In July 1588 the Spanish Armada sailed from Corunna to conquer England.


The Reopening of the Western Mind: The Resurgence of Intellectual Life from the End of Antiquity to the Dawn of the Enlightenment By Charles Freeman Cover Image
$45.00
ISBN: 9780525659365
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Published: Knopf - February 7th, 2023

A monumental and exhilarating history of European thought from the end of Antiquity to the beginning of the Enlightenment—500 to 1700 AD—tracing the arc of intellectual history as it evolved, setting the stage for the modern era. With more than 140 illustrations; 90 in full-color.


The Hidden Company That Trees Keep: Life from Treetops to Root Tips By James B. Nardi Cover Image
$26.96
ISBN: 9780691237978
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Published: Princeton University Press - February 7th, 2023

A spectacularly illustrated journey into the intimate communities that native trees share with animals, insects, fungi, and microbes


Permission to Speak: How to Change What Power Sounds Like, Starting with You By Samara Bay Cover Image
$25.20
ISBN: 9780593238684
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Published: Crown - February 7th, 2023

Use your voice to lead us to a better future with this game-changing guide to redefining what power and authority sound like—from a speech expert who’s worked with Hollywood’s biggest stars, political powerhouses, and businesspeople shaking up the status quo.


Writing with Pleasure (Skills for Scholars) By Helen Sword, Selina Tusitala Marsh (Illustrator) Cover Image
$26.96
ISBN: 9780691191775
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Published: Princeton University Press - February 7th, 2023

Roe: The History of a National Obsession By Mary Ziegler Cover Image
$24.30
ISBN: 9780300266108
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Published: Yale University Press - January 24th, 2023

The leading U.S. expert on abortion law charts the many meanings associated with Roe v. Wade during its fifty-year history

“Ziegler sets a brisk pace but delivers substantial depth. . . . A must-read for those seeking to understand what comes next.”—Publishers Weekly


What explains the insistent pull of Roe v. Wade?


Casting Indra's Net: Fostering Spiritual Kinship and Community By Pamela Ayo Yetunde, Resmaa Menakem (Foreword by), Eboo Patel (Afterword by) Cover Image
By Pamela Ayo Yetunde, Resmaa Menakem (Foreword by), Eboo Patel (Afterword by)
$17.96
ISBN: 9781645470922
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Published: Shambhala - February 7th, 2023

A heartfelt call and primer for community-oriented models of wellbeing in our age of polarization and turmoil.


America as Overlord: From World War Two to the Vietnam War By Hal Draper, Samuel Farber (Foreword by) Cover Image
By Hal Draper, Samuel Farber (Foreword by)
$19.80
ISBN: 9781642598483
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Published: Haymarket Books - February 7th, 2023

From 1932 until his death in 1990, Hal Draper was a prolific Marxist writer and socialist organizer who successfully combined rigorous research and passionate outrage to assess his political era.


What Have You Left Behind? By Bushra Al-Maqtari, Sawad Hussain (Translator) Cover Image
By Bushra Al-Maqtari, Sawad Hussain (Translator)
$16.16
ISBN: 9781804270011
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Published: Fitzcarraldo Editions - February 7th, 2023

In 2015, a year after it started, Bushra al-Maqtari decided to document the suffering of civilians in the Yemeni Civil War, which has killed over 350,000 people according to the UN.