Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Weekly eHighlights: Adult Nonfiction Edition (Bonus edition)

There were so many blockbuster authors who had new titles published in our November 6 edition of eHighlights that we decided to publish a bonus edition to feature some of the other great titles available in time for the Holiday shopping season. Here are some of the notable nonfiction titles you won’t want to miss.

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Peter Ackroyd – Charlie Chaplin: A Brief Life – Random House eBook – A brief, yet excellent new biography. PW and Booklist starred reviews.

Peter Ackroyd – Rebellion: The History of England from James I to the Glorious Revolution – Macmillan eBook - One of the greatest living chroniclers of Britain and its people covers the Stuart era. Kirkus & Booklist starred reviews.**

Fred Armisen – The Portlandia Cookbook – Random House eBook - This companion book to the hit show has humorous stories and sidebars along with 50 recipes. 75,000 print run.

Thomas Asbridge – The Greatest Knight: The Remarkable Life of William Marshal, the Power Behind Five English Thrones – HarperCollins eBook - Billed as the Lancelot of his day, Marshal is brought to life by a renowned scholar. LJ starred review.

Catherine Bailey – Black Diamonds: The Downfall of an Aristocratic Dynasty and the Fifty Years That Changed EnglandPenguin eBook - The wealthy Fitzwilliam family had wealth tied to coal. Using their story and the stories of the miners, Bailey traces the ends of two classes in England–the lower and the very upper.

Sven Beckert – Empire of Cotton – Random House eBook - Details the rise and fall of cotton in the world economy. LJ PrePub Alert.

Rose Levy Beranbaum – The Baking Bible – Houghton Mifflin Harcourt eBook – A legendary baker shares her recipes. LJ & PW starred reviews.

Mark Bittman – How to Cook Everything Fast – Houghton Mifflin Harcourt eBook - Newest entry in Bittman’s bestselling How to Cook Everything series. Booklist & PW starred reviews.

Anais Bordier & Samantha Futerman – Separated @ Birth: A True Love Story of Twin Sisters United – Penguin eBook – Adopted identical twins discover each other through social media and manage to reunite. One of Facebook’s Top 10 Stories of 2013.

Christina Boyle – American Cardinal: The Biography of Cardinal Timothy Dolan – Macmillan eBook - A positive biography of the controversial cardinal who rose from humble beginnings in Missouri.LJ starred review.

Andy Cohen – The Andy Cohen Diaries: A Deep Look at a Shallow Year – Macmillan eBook - A dishy diary from the producer and host of Bravo’s Watch What Happens Live.

Dick Couch and William Doyle – Navy SEALs: Their Untold Story – HarperCollins eBook and audiobook read by Will Damron - The complete history.

Judi Dench – Behind the Scenes – Macmillan eBook - Famed actress Dame Judi Dench has a new memoir with lots of photos.

Downton Abbey: Rules for Household Staff – Macmillan eBook – A “procedure manual” for new staff members written by Carson the Butler from Downton Abbey, the blockbuster television series.

Editors of Martha Stewart Living – Clean Slate: A Cookbook and Guide: Reset Your Health, Detox Your Body, and Feel Your Best100,000 print run.

Douglas J. Emlen – Animal Weapons – Macmillan eBook - How the weapons that animals use bear an uncanny resemblance to those of humans. LJ starred review.**

Fodor’s England 2015 and Fodor’s Spain 2015 – Random House eBooks – No introduction necessary.

Gabriele Galimberti – In Her Kitchen: Stories and Recipes from Grandmas Around the World – Random House eBook - Stunning photographs of grandmothers from 60 different countries with their signature dishes. Includes the recipes.

Laurie Garrett – Ebola: Story of an Outbreak – Hachette eBook - The highly respected science writer worked on the ground with an earlier Ebola outbreak in Zaire. Here’s a book filled with facts, not myths.

Dorie Greenspan – Baking Chez Moi: Recipes from My Paris Home to Your Home Anywhere – Houghton Mifflin Harcourt eBook – The legendary French chef has collected the best baking recipes from her friends who bake at home.LJ starred review.

H. Winter Griffith – Complete Guide to Prescription and Nonprescription Drugs 2015 – Penguin eBook.

Mireille Guiliano – Meet Paris Oyster: A Love Affair with the Perfect Food – Blackstone Audiobook – From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of French Women Don't Get Fat comes a memorable look at the French appetite for oysters, the characters who harvest and serve them, and the compelling reasons why we should all enjoy them.

Janice Hadlow – A Royal Experiment: The Private Life of King George III – Macmillan eBook – We’ve long known George III as the mad king, but Hadlow shows a totally different side of the man. Before he slipped into madness he was a loving family man determined to be a force for the good. Booklist starred review.

James L. Haley – Captive Paradise: A History of Hawaii – Macmillan eBook - The first complete history of Hawaii for adults in a long time.

Sarah Helm – Ravensbruck: Life and Death in Hitler’s Concentration Camp for Women - By the end of the war, 130,000 women from 20 countries had been imprisoned in Ravensbruck. Here’s its history.

Austen Ivereigh – The Great Reformer: Francis and the Making of a Radical Pope – Macmillan eBook - A biography of the new Pope by a British journalist.

Marilyn Johnson – Lives in Ruins: Archaeologists and the Seductive Lure of Human Rubble – HarperCollins eBook - An archaeologist uses personal experiences to show what archaeology is really all about. Kirkus, LJ and PW starred reviews!

Eric Kaplan – Does Santa Exist? A Philosophical Investigation – Penguin eBook – Kaplan, a PhD candidate in philosophy, and co-executive producer and writer for The Big Bang Theory, tries to make sense of the contradiction of insisting that Santa Claus is real by looking at it through a philosophical lens. Kirkus called it “erudite, readable, and exceedingly funny.”

Timothy Keller – Prayer: Experiencing Awe and Intimacy with God – Penguin eBook – PW called it the definitive book on Christian prayer.

Stephen Kotkin – Stalin: Paradoxes of Power, 1878-1928 – Penguin eBook - The first volume of a projected three volume authoritative biography of Stalin.Booklist & Kirkus starred reviews.

Gary Krist – Empire of Sin: A Story of Sex, Jazz, Murder, and the Battle for Modern New Orleans – Random House eBook – Great true crime story by the bestselling author. LJ & PW starred reviews.

Joseph A. Maciariello – A Year with Peter Drucker: 52 Weeks of Coaching for Leadership Effectiveness - Maciariello worked alongside of Drucker, the foremost management guru, for many years.

Carine McCandless – The Wild Truth – HarperCollins eBook - The sister of the man Jon Krakauer wrote about in Into the Wild sets the record straight.

Diana Muldrow – Everything I Need to Know About Love I Learned from a Little Golden Book – Random House eBook - The editorial director of Golden Books continues to mine wisdom from the archives of the popular children’s books.

Adam Nicolson – Why Homer Matters – Macmillan eBook - An exploration of the ancient poet, exploring archaeological evidence, history, and positing that The Iliad and The Odyssey are much older than we thought. Kirkus starred review.

Bill Nye – Undeniable: Evolution and the Science of Creation – Macmillan eBook and audiobook read by the author - Bill Nye the Science Guy gives a sweeping overview of evolution and the proof of its validity for the average reader.

Yotam Ottolenghi – Plenty More: Vibrant Vegetable Cooking from London’s Ottolenghi - From the vegetarian superstar.LJ & PW starred reviews.

Bill Parcells – Parcells: A Football Life – Random House eBook and Books on Tape audiobook read by Jason CulpAutobiography of an iconic football coach. 150,000 print run.

Pamela Paul – By the Book: Writers on Literature and the Literary Life from the New York Times Book ReviewMacmillan eBook – A collection of author interviews from the weekly New York Times Book Review By the Book column. LJ starred review.

Ana Sofia Pelaez – The Cuban Table: A Celebration of Food, Flavors, and History – Macmillan eBook – LJ & PW starred reviews.

Barnaby Rogerson – Rogerson’s Book of Numbers – Macmillan eBook - A collection of the stories of various numbers from 1,001 Arabian Nights to 666 to the 4 suits of cards or 12 signs of the Zodiac based on cultural beliefs and symbolism. Fascinating.

Michael Ruhlman – Ruhlman’s How to Roast: Foolproof Techniques and Recipes for the Home Cook – Hachette eBook - Award winning cookbook author Ruhlman adds roasting to his series covering cooking techniques that chefs use explained in simple terms for everyone.

John Safran – God’ll Cut You Down – Penguin eBook - True crime. It’s not often that a true crime book is full of humor!Kirkus & LJ starred reviews.

Mark Schultz – Foxcatcher: The True Story of My Brother’s Murder, John du Pont’s Madness, and the Quest for Olympic Gold – Penguin eBook – True crime soon to be a movie.

Gene Simmons – Me Inc.: Build an Army of One, Unleash Your Inner Rock God, Win in Life and Business – HarperCollins eBook – The founder of the rock band KISS reveals the business methods that made it one of the most successful bands ever. 100,000 print run.

Hector Tobar – Deep Down Dark: The Untold Stories of 33 Men Buried in a Chilean Mine, and the Miracle That Set Them Free – Macmillan eBook – Kirkus and PW starred reviews.

A. N. Wilson – Victoria: A Life – Penguin eBook - Kirkus called it a “shimmering portrait of a tempestuous monarch.”Booklist, Kirkus, and LJ starred reviews.

Richard Zoglin – Hope: Entertainer of the Century – Simon & Schuster eBook - The first definitive biography of Bob Hope by Time magazine’s theater critic. Kirkus starred review.

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Cindy Orr is a Digital Collection Advisor at OverDrive.

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