Here is a quick look at the most noteworthy nonfiction titles being released this June. Visit our catalog for a more extensive list.
“First in Line” by Kate Anderson Brower, the best-selling author of “First Women” and “The Residence,” explores the lives and roles of 13 vice presidents of the modern era, from Richard Nixon to Mike Pence, discussing the complicated relationship between president and vice president and how this connection influenced each vice president’s political future.
For all the scores of biographies of Arthur Conan Doyle, creator of the most famous detective in the world, there is no recent book that tells this remarkable story — in which Conan Doyle becomes a real-life detective on an actual murder case. In “Conan Doyle for the Defense“, Margalit Fox takes us step by step inside Conan Doyle’s investigative process and illuminates a murder mystery that is also a morality play for our time — a story of ethnic, religious and anti-immigrant bias.
“Black Klansman” relates how African American detective Ron Stallworth went undercover to investigate the Ku Klux Klan in Colorado Springs in 1978, describing how he disrupted Klan activities and exposed white supremacists in the military during the months-long investigation. Read the book before the movie is released in August.
BEST OF THE REST
- “Born Trump: Inside America’s First Family” by Emily Jane Fox
- “Lincoln’s Last Trial: The Murder Case That Propelled Him to the Presidency” by Dan Abrams
- “Reporter: A Memoir” by Seymour M. Hersh
- “Squeezed: Why Our Families Can’t Afford America” by Alissa Quart
- “What the Eyes Don’t See: A Story of Crisis, Resistance, and Hope in An American City” by Mona Hanna-Attisha
- “What Truth Sounds Like: Robert F. Kennedy, James Baldwin, and Our Unfinished Conversation About Race in America” by Michael Eric Dyson
- “The World As It Is: A Memoir of the Obama White House” by Ben Rhodes