Nonfiction Titles Published in January 2020
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The Art of Resistance: My Four Years in the French Underground: a Memoir by Justus Rosenberg
In a World War II memoir set in Nazi-occupied France—a story of bravery, daring, adventure, survival and romance—a former Eastern European Jew remembers his flight from the Holocaust and his extraordinary four years in the French underground.
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Becoming a Man: The Story of a Transition by P. Carl
The author explores his gender transition in his 50s, from a woman to a man, amid the rise of the Trump administration and the #MeToo movement.
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Building a Life Worth Living: A Memoir by Marsha M. Linehan
Traces the author's journey from a suicidal teen to the award-winning developer of the life-saving DBT behavioral therapy, describing the hardscrabble existence she endured to get her education and the beneficial impact of Zen spirituality on her life quality.
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Father of Lions: One Man's Remarkable Quest to Save the Mosul Zoo by Louise Callaghan
An award-winning journalist puts a human face on life under ISIS, told through the prism of the Mosul zoo.
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Free, Melania: The Unauthorized Biography by Kate Bennett
A CNN East Wing reporter with significant access offers a behind-the-scenes look at the life of the most enigmatic first lady in U.S. history.
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Hill Women: Finding Family and a Way Forward in the Appalachian Mountains by Cassie Chambers
After rising from poverty to earn a Harvard degree, an Appalachian lawyer pays tribute to the strong “hill women” who raised and inspired her, and whose values have the potential to rejuvenate a struggling region.
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The Magical Language of Others by E. J. Koh
Left behind when work requires her parents to return to Korea, a teen poet reconnects with family history to manage the impact of absent caregivers on her sense of self. By the award-winning author of A Lesser Love.
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Mengele: Unmasking the Angel of Death by David G. Marwell
A gripping portrait of the infamous Nazi doctor, written by the former Justice Department official who proved his death, draws on victim interviews and visits to crime scenes to detail Mengele's university studies and brutal wartime experiments.
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My War Criminal: Personal Encounters With an Architect of Genocide by Jessica Stern
The author of Terror in the Name of God presents an investigation into the nature of violence, terror and trauma through conversations with a notorious war criminal and hero to white nationalists.
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Normal: A Mother and Her Beautiful Son by Magda Newman
The mother of a child with severe Treacher Collins syndrome describes their family's courageous experiences with complicated and terrifying health challenges, more than 60 painful surgeries and the social alienation of a facial disfigurement.
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Rachel Maddow: A Biography by Lisa Rogak
The popular MSNBC host and New York Times best-selling author chronicles her life and career.
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Savage Messiah: How Dr. Jordan Peterson Is Saving Western Civilization by Jim Proser
An award-winning author offers an in-depth look at the work of best-selling writer and psychologist Jordan Peterson.
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The Measure of Our Lives: A Gathering of Wisdom by Toni Morrison, Toni. Foreword by Zadie Smith.
A treasury of quotations from Toni Morrison's work is at once the ideal introduction to her and a lovely and moving keepsake for her devoted readers.
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Uncanny Valley: A Memoir by Anna Wiener
The author chronicles her experience at a big-data startup in the heart of the Silicon Valley bubble: a world of surreal extravagance, dubious success and fresh-faced entrepreneurs hell-bent on domination, glory and, of course, progress.
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