March 2022 Nonfiction-New Releases

March 22nd, 2022 by cmcneil · No Comments · New Releases

Sonny: The Last of the Old Time Mafia Bosses, John “Sonny” Franzese    

Written by S.J. Peddie   

Read by Tanya Eby

Based on exclusive interviews before his death in 2020 at age 103, Sonny is the first and only authorized biography of legendary mob boss John “Sonny” Franzese, the head of the Colombo crime family and financier of the infamous film Deep Throat.

The Great Nowitzki: Basketball and the Meaning of Life 

Written by Thomas Pletzinger  

Read by Charles Constant 

A journey into the mindset of a historic basketball superstar, and the importance of his landmark career.

“A meticulously observed, impassioned assessment of Nowitzki’s significance as a basketball player.”
― Kirkus Reviews

Denmark Vesey’s Bible: The Thwarted Revolt That Put Slavery and Scripture on Trial         

Jeremy Schipper              

Read by Sean Crisden 

A timely and provocative account of the Bible’s role in one of the most consequential episodes in the history of slavery.

“A very impressive study, elegantly written and closely argued. Only a handful of people know these sources as well as Schipper.”Douglas R. Egerton, author of The Wars of Reconstruction: The Brief, Violent History of America’s Most Progressive Era

We Don’t Know Ourselves: A Personal History of Modern Ireland

Written by Fintan O’Toole           

Read by Aidan Kelly

A celebrated Irish writer’s magisterial, brilliantly insightful chronicle of the wrenching transformations that dragged his homeland into the modern world.

“Masterful . . . astonishing . . . I came away from We Don’t Know Ourselves seeing modern Ireland more convincingly portrayed and explained than ever before.” ―Cullen Murphy, The Atlantic

A Brief History of Timekeeping: The Science of Marking Time, from Stonehenge to Atomic Clocks

Written by Chad Orzel  

Read by Mike Lenz  

Our modern lives are ruled by clocks and watches, smartphone apps and calendar programs. While our gadgets may be new, however, the drive to measure and master time is anything but—and in A Brief History of Timekeeping, Chad Orzel traces the path from Stonehenge to your smartphone.

“A wonderful look into understanding and recording time, Orzel’s latest is appropriate for all readers who are curious about those ticks and tocks that mark nearly every aspect of our lives.” —Booklist

The Upstander: How Surviving the Holocaust Sparked Max Glauben’s Mission to Dismantle Hate

Written & Read by Jori Epstein 

Infused with raw emotion and vivid detail, this memoir relays holocaust survivor Max Glauben’s powerful lifetime commitment to actively thwarting hate and galvanizing resilience. Max insists you, too, can transform your adversity into your greatest strength.

“This book stands as a tes­ta­ment to the courage and char­ac­ter of Max Glauben, hon­or­ing the mem­o­ry of his fam­i­ly and his hope for a bet­ter world for future generations.” —Jewish Book Council

Herbal Medicine for Mental Health: Amen Clinic Library 

Written by Lillian Somner            

Read by Rosemary Benson  

From the prestigious Amen Clinics, a psychiatrist’s practical, authoritative, straight-forward guide to the use of herbal medicine to treat mental health struggles.

The Insect Crisis: The Fall of the Tiny Empires That Run the World              

Written by Oliver Milman            

Read by Liam Gerrard  

A devastating examination of how collapsing insect populations worldwide threaten everything from wild birds to the food on our plate.

“[A] gripping, sobering and important new book…Milman has an ear for a good quote and a knack for explaining scientific research.”― Thor Hanson, New York Times

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