February 2022 Nonfiction-New Releases

February 28th, 2022 by cmcneil · No Comments · New Releases

Spies, Lies, and Algorithms: The History and Future of American Intelligence        

Written & Read by Amy B. Zegart               

A riveting account of espionage for the digital age, from one of America’s leading intelligence experts.

“In the wireless 21st-century world, espionage, sabotage, and brainwashing are no longer the province of government agencies; nearly anyone with an internet connection can do it. Disturbing but superbly insightful.” ― Kirkus Reviews, starred review

Only the Clothes on Her Back: Clothing and the Hidden History of Power in the Nineteenth-Century United States               

Written by Laura F. Edwards       

Read by Stephanie Richardson  

An innovative recasting of US legal and economic history through the power of clothing for those who lacked power and status in American society.

Bird Brother: A Falconer’s Journey and the Healing Power of Wildlife

Written by Rodney Stotts            

Read by James Fouhey  

To escape the tough streets of Southeast Washington DC in the late 1980s, young Rodney Stotts would ride the metro to the Smithsonian National Zoo. There, the bald eagles and other birds of prey captured his imagination for the first time. In Bird Brother, Rodney shares his unlikely journey to becoming a conservationist and one of America’s few Black master falconers.

“Stotts’s gift for storytelling, as an educator and public speaker, is on full display in this remarkable memoir; it’s thought-provoking, moving, and inspiring.” – starred review
  ― Library Journal

Five Nickels: True Story of the Desert Storm Heroics and Sacrifice of Air Force Captain Steve Phillis

Written by Jim “Boots” Demarest             

Read by Tom Parks  

Five Nickels is the true story of Captain Steve Phillis, a decorated Air Force A-10 fighter pilot killed under heroic circumstances while trying to save his downed wingman on their thirtieth Desert Storm combat mission.

How to Be a Man (Whatever That Means): Lessons in Modern Masculinity from a Questionable Source

Written & Read by James Breakwell  

In a series of funny, sharply observed, and occasionally poignant essays, everyone’s favorite internet-famous father of four daughters lays down a lifetime of lessons in what it means to be a man.

How to Be a Man is like reliving the crazy things we all did growing up, and surviving to chuckle about them today. Expect to laugh and roll your eyes at Breakwell’s stories. How to Be A Man will keep the reader entertained from beginning to end. But be warned . . . the writing is addictive and the book is hard to put down.”  —Cynthia D’Alba, New York Times and USA Today bestselling author

The Ultimate History of the ’80s Teen Movie: Fast Times at Ridgemont High, Sixteen Candles, Revenge of the Nerds, The Karate Kid, The Breakfast Club, Dead Poets Society, and Everything in Between

Written by James King 

Read by Mike Cooper  

The Ultimate History of the ’80s Teen Movie goes behind the scenes of a genre where cult hits mingled with studio blockbusters, where giants like Spielberg and Coppola rubbed shoulders with baby-faced first-timers, and where future superstars Sean, Demi, and Tom all got their big break.

“A solid piece of film history that puts teen movies of the 1980s in perspective.” ―PopMatters

China’s Foreign Policy Contradictions: Lessons from China’s R2P, Hong Kong, and WTO Policy

Written by Tim Nicholas Ruhlig 

Read by Jamie Renell

Drawing from in-depth interviews with party-state officials, Tim Nicholas Rühlig explains why China’s foreign policy is so inconsistent, and why it is likely to contribute to a more particularistic, plural, and fragmented international order in the years to come.

Indefinite: Doing Time in Jail       

Written by Michael L. Walker     

Read by Earl McLean  

An intimate, firsthand account of the emotional and physical experience of doing time in jail and the strategies for enduring it.

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