Here is a quick look at the most noteworthy nonfiction titles being released this September. Visit our catalog for a more extensive list.
Having researched and written about Presidents for decades, it is fair to say that Doris Kearns Goodwin knows what it takes to be a good leader. In “Leadership: In Turbulent Times,” she draws upon the four presidents she has studied most closely — Abraham Lincoln, Theodore Roosevelt, Franklin D. Roosevelt and Lyndon B. Johnson — to show how they recognized leadership qualities within themselves and were recognized as leaders by others. A very good distillation of all things related to leadership.
Lisa Brennan-Jobs, the daughter of artist Chrisann Brennan and Apple founder Steve Jobs, relates her fascinating childhood in “Small Fry.” With a rapidly changing Silicon Valley as the background, this memoir takes a fascinating trip through the ’70s and ’80s and focuses on the authors complicated relationship with her father, one of the richest, most driven men in the world.
For years Fred Rogers was one of the most beloved and influential men in children’s television. In “The Good Neighbor,” Maxwell King draws on original interviews, oral histories and archival documents to trace Mr. Rogers’s personal, professional and artistic life and examine his impact on a generation of fans.
In “Sapiens” Yuval Noah Harari examined our past. In “Homo Deus” he examined our future. Now in his newest book, “21 Lessons for the 21st Century,” the New York Times best-selling author focuses on the present, sharing probing insights into such issues as the role of technology in transforming humanity, the epidemic of false news and the modern relevance of nations and religion.
BEST OF THE REST
- “Accessory to War: The Unspoken Alliance Between Astrophysics and the Military” by Neil deGrasse Tyson & Avis Lang
- “Eliza Hamilton: The Extraordinary Life and Times of the Wife of Alexander Hamilton” by Tilar J. Mazzeo
- “Fear: Trump in the White House” by Bob Woodward
- “Heartland: A Memoir of Working Hard and Being Broke in the Richest Country on Earth” by Sarah Smarsh
- “In Pieces” by Sally Field
- “Whiskey in a Teacup: What Growing Up in the South Taught Me About Life, Love, and Baking Biscuits” by Reese Witherspoon