Nonfiction Roundup: March 2017

Posted on Monday, March 6, 2017 by Kirk

Here is a quick look at the most noteworthy nonfiction titles being released in March. Visit our catalog for a more extensive list.

TOP PICKS

Stranger in the Woods book coverThe Stranger in the Woods: The Extraordinary Story of the Last True Hermit” by Michael Finkel

The fascinating true story of Christopher Knight, who spent nearly 30 years living alone in the woods of Maine. He lived while never coming in contact with another human being and survived only through theft and ingenuity.

 

The First Love Story: Adam, Eve, and Us” by Bruce FeilerThe First Love Story book cover

This book provides an examination of the story of Adam and Eve, their central role in shaping our beliefs about human relationships and sexual identity and the lessons they can teach us about family, togetherness and love.

 

The Rules Do Not Apply book coverThe Rules Do Not Apply: A Memoir” by Ariel Levy

This emotional memoir from The New Yorker staff writer Ariel Levy is about building the life we want, losing it all and not being defeated in the process. For those who enjoy Cheryl Strayed and Joan Didion.

 

 

Blitzed: Drugs in the Third Reich” by Norman OhlerBlitzed book cover

Ohler uncovers the full extent of drug use in Nazi Germany, from Hitler’s reliance on a number of substances, to the drugs that played an integral role in Germany’s military performance and ultimate downfall in World War II.

 

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Author: Kirk

Orders nonfiction materials for the library and does a lot of running and reading in his spare time.