Best Books of 2019--Nonfiction


Author
Epstein, David J.
Call Number
153.9 EPS
Summary
Shares advice on the most effective path to success in any domain with generalist, not specialist, team members.
Author
Reiss, Jana
Call Number
289.373 RIE
Summary
As millennials leave organized religion, Reiss investigates how this is happening in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
Title
Biased
Author
Eberhardt, Jennifer
Call Number
303.385 EBE
Summary
Examines the manifestations of automatic racism in contemporary society and how they influence race relations and criminal justice.
Author
Odell, Jenny
Call Number
303.4833 ODE
Summary
In a world where our value is determined by our 24/7 productivity . . . doing nothing may be our most important form of resistance.
Author
Gates, Melinda
Call Number
305.42 GAT
Summary
Tells of the women Melinda Gates has met around the world through her philanthropic work, and uses data to show that strong women are essential to strong societies.
Author
Kantor, Jodi
Call Number
305.4209 KAN
Summary
Reporters discuss the untold story of their Harvey Weinstein investigation, and whether or not #MeToo changed things for the better.
Author
Kendi, Ibram X.
Call Number
305.8009 KEN
Summary
Kendi asks us to think about what an antiracist society might look like, and how we can play an active role in building it.
Author
DeParle, Jason
Call Number
305.8992 DEP
Summary
Describes the lives of a family over several decades, and shows the impact of global migration, how it has reordered economics, politics, and culture around the world.
Author
Farrow, Ronan
Call Number
331.4133 FAR
Summary
Farrow overs a primer on investigative journalism, highlighted by his own work surrounding his reporting on Harvey Weinstein, Matt Lauer, and others.
Author
Snyder, Rachel Louise
Call Number
362.8292 SNY
Summary
Explores America's epidemic of domestic violence, how it has been misunderstood, and what countermeasures are needed.
Author
Higginbotham, Adam
Call Number
363.1799 HIG
Summary
An account of the 1986 Chernobyl nuclear power plant disaster that also reveals how propaganda and secrets have created additional dangers.
Author
Cep, Casey
Call Number
364.1523 CEP
Summary
A two-part story documenting the remarkable story of 1970s Alabama serial killer Willie Maxwell, and Harper Lee’s failed attempt to write a true crime book based on him.
Author
Keefe, Patrick Radden
Call Number
364.1523 KEE
Summary
Explores how the abduction and murder of I.R.A Troubles victim Jean McConville reflected the brutal conflicts of Northern Ireland and their ongoing repercussions.
Author
Gurdon, Meghan Cox
Call Number
372.452 GUR
Summary
Looks at how reading aloud makes people smarter, happier, healthier, more successful and more closely attached, even as technology pulls in the other direction.
Title
How To
Author
Munroe, Randall
Call Number
502 MUN
Summary
For any task there is a right way, a wrong way, and an overly complex way. This book is a guide to the third approach.
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