Here is a quick look at the most noteworthy nonfiction titles being released in October. Visit our catalog for a more extensive list.
“Grant” by Ron Chernow
This biography is a meticulously researched portrait of the complicated Civil War general and 18th President, challenging the views of his critics while sharing insights into his prowess as a military leader, the honor with which he conducted his administration and the rise and fall of his fortunes.
“We Were Eight Years in Power: An American Tragedy” by Ta-Nehisi Coates
This book is a synthesis of the historic Barack Obama era featuring essays originally published in “The Atlantic,” including “Fear of a Black President” and “The Case for Reparations,” as well as new essays revisiting each year of the Obama administration.
This documents the contributions of more than 10,000 American women who served as code breakers during World War II, detailing how their efforts shortened the war, saved countless lives and enabled their subsequent careers.
“Leonardo Da Vinci” by Walter Isaacson
This biography draws on da Vinci’s notebooks as well as new discoveries about his life and work in a narrative portrait that connects the master’s art to his science, demonstrating how da Vinci’s genius was based on ordinary qualities, including curiosity and imagination.
BEST OF THE REST
- “Endurance: A Year in Space, a Lifetime of Discovery” by Scott Kelly
- “Fast Food Genocide: How Processed Food Is Killing Us and What We Can Do About It” by Joel Fuhrman
- “The River of Consciousness” by Oliver Sacks
- “Sisters First: Stories from Our Wild and Wonderful Life” by Jenna Bush Hager and Barbara Pierce Bush
- “Unqualified” by Anna Faris
- “Where the Past Begins: A Writer’s Memoir” by Amy Tan