Mid-May 2018 New Non-fiction

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Meghan: A Hollywood Princess
by Morton, Andrew

Get ready for the royal wedding! A biography of the American actress discusses her early life, acting career, humanitarian work, and her relationship with Prince Harry.

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Pizzapedia: An Illustrated Guide to Everyone’s Favorite Food
by Bransfield, Dan

Pizza is a food that lends itself to legend and obsession, spanning geography, generations, and gender. Pizzapedia celebrates all there is to fixate about: the stories behind its origin (we have the ancient Greeks to thank before the Italians); the delectable ingredients, from San Marzano tomatoes to buffalo mozzarella; the failed and the famous inventions; the merits of Sicilian vs. New York vs. Chicago vs. new (Detroit?!) styles; and much more!

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The Rise and Fall of the Dinosaurs: A New History of A Lost World
by Brusatte, Stephen

A sweeping narrative scientific history that tells the epic story of the dinosaurs, examining their origins, their habitats, their extinction, and their living legacy. Print run 75,000.

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Rocket Billionaires: Elon Musk, Jeff Bezos, and the New Space Race
by Fernholz, Tim

Follows the major players and corporations who are all competing in the new “space race” to colonize the Moon, send civilians into space, or send humans to Mars.

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Sharp: The Women Who Made an Art of Having an Opinion
by Dean, Michelle

The ten brilliant women who are the focus of Sharp came from different backgrounds and had vastly divergent political and artistic opinions. But they all made a significant contribution to the cultural and intellectual history of America and ultimately changed the course of the twentieth century, in spite of the men who often undervalued or dismissed their work. Mixing biography, literary criticism, and cultural history, Sharp is a celebration of this group of extraordinary women, an engaging introduction to their works, and a testament to how anyone who feels powerless can claim the mantle of writer, and, perhaps, change the world.

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Suicide of the West: How the Rebirth of Tribalism, Populism, Nationalism, and Identity Politics Is Destroying American Democracy
by Goldberg, Jonah

With his trademark blend of political history, social science, economics, and pop culture … Jonah Goldberg makes the timely case that America and other democracies are in peril as they lose the will to defend the values and institutions that sustain freedom and prosperity. Instead we are surrendering to populism, nationalism and other forms of tribalism.

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Voice Lessons for Parents: What to Say, How to Say It, and When to Listen
by Mogel, Wendy

Presents an essential guide to the art of talking with children that demonstrates how a change of voice can transform conversations and ease parent-child relationships, sharing strategies for communicating with kids at different age levels.

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War on Peace: The End of Diplomacy and the Decline of American Influence
by Farrow, Ronan

The journalist and former U.S. State Department official explores the decline of American diplomacy and traditional statecraft, the abdication of global leadership, and how the work of peacemaking has been taken over by the military-industrial complex.

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Am I There Yet?: The Loop-de-loop, Zigzagging Journey to Adulthood
by Andrew, Mari

Adulting meets Hyperbole and a Half in this witty, starkly honest, and absolutely on-point book of essays and illustrations on the realities of growing up and finding yourself. Within each chapter, Mari Andrew shares her personal experiences in never-before-seen essays, accompanied by spreads of her signature illustrations, 90 percent of which are brand new. Readers are bound to see some of themselves in this book, whether seeking advice on how to handle growing up, or just looking for a friend who can commiserate.

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Breasts: The Owner’s Manual: Every Woman’s Guide to Reducing Cancer Risk, Making Treatment Choices, and Optimizing Outcomes
by Funk, Kristi

A comprehensive guide to total breast health from the go-to breast care expert for Good Morning America and The Doctors. Every year, 1 million cases of breast cancer are diagnosed globally, with more than 240,000 in the US alone. Breasts: The Owner’s Manual will help many women avoid this unwelcome journey and will provide wisdom and practical advice for those already walking this challenging path.