New Non-Fic Picks

Posted Jan 8, 2016

It’s a new year, and this month we’re going to feature several new books in our collection starting out with our non-fic picks.  From football, bad break ups, and the world power Russia holds, these are just a few of the cool new titles we have here at the Shorewood Library.  Check them out!

The Game’s Not Over: In Defense of Football by Gregg Easterbrook

With the belief that football mirrors American culture, writer and columnist Gregg Easterbrook explores the sport alongside his own personal edicts.  Under topics like gender, health, and economics, The Game’s Not Over reviews the infamous the Ray Rice domestic abuse scandal, Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy (CTE), and “Deflategate.”  The NFL is a billion-dollar industry touching all aspects of daily life, and Easterbook takes a stance that may be contradictory to most.  Because of this, The Game’s Not Over will appeal to both football fans and non-football fans alike.        

It Ended Badly: 13 of the Worst Breakups in History by Jennifer Wright

The end of a relationship may lead people to do silly things that they often regret, however the breakups Jennifer Wright explores in her new book, It Ended Badly, won’t make you feel so bad.  For example, Emperor Nero put nearly everyone he ever loved to death (think Henry VIII but on a larger scale); Oscar Wilde’s lover denied their relationship at a most critical time; and the scandal of Elizabeth Taylor’s involvement with Debbie Reynolds and Eddie Fisher’s marriage.  From Rome to Hollywood, It Ended Badly will certainly help put your regrets to bed.  

The New Tsar: The Rise and Reign of Vladimir Putin by Steven Lee Myers

In a richly detailed biography, former New York Times reporter Steven Lee Myers examines Russia’s premiere leader, Vladimir Putin.  Starting from Putin’s impoverished childhood to his rise in the KGB, Putin is now one of the world’s most powerful men.  And, with massive support from the general public, Putin’s leadership takes on an authoritative role that many non-Russian onlookers question.  Full of political complexities and nuances, this new title comprehensively explores an important and relevant part on European world history. 


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