Here is a quick look at the most noteworthy nonfiction titles being released this August. Visit our catalog for a more extensive list.
“Fly Girls” by Keith O’Brien traces the story of five women, including Amelia Earhart, who successfully fought to compete against men in the high-stakes national air races of the 1920s and 1930s.
Beth Macy’s “Dopesick” chronicles America’s more than 20-year struggle with opioid addiction, from the introduction of OxyContin in 1996, through the spread of addiction in distressed communities in Central Appalachia, to the current national crisis.
“Burden” by Courtney Hargrave tells the true story of a man who started a controversial museum honoring the Ku Klux Klan, and the African-American family who took him in after he had changed his ways and ended up broke and homeless. This book is the inspiration for the upcoming feature film.
BEST OF THE REST
- “Aware: The Science and Practice of Presence” by Daniel J. Siegel
- “The Book of Books: Explore America’s 100 Best-loved Novels“
- “A Girl’s Guide to Missiles: Growing Up in America’s Secret Desert” by Karen Piper
- “Scarface and the Untouchable: Al Capone, Eliot Ness, and the Battle for Chicago” by Max Allan Collins
- “Small Animals: Parenthood in the Age of Fear” by Kim Brooks