New Nonfiction (with commentary): 7 December 2015
07 December 2015
A weekly series, published each Monday, sharing a selected list of new nonfiction titles to be published during the week. List originally published at The Reader's Advisor Online. Text in bold is commentary.
Barr, Niall - Eisenhower's Armies: The American-British Alliance during World War II. More World War II nonfiction I will most likely not be reading. Barr's written several books of military history.
Blumenthal, Brett - 52 Small Changes for the Mind: Improve Memory * Minimize Stress * Increase Productivity * Boost Happiness. Even one small change a week seems beyond me at this point.
Greger, Dr. Michael, with Gene Stone - How Not to Die: Discover the Foods Scientifically Proven to Present and Reverse Disease. 150,000 first printing. I am not interested in this title. This is the title I want: How Not to Feel a Million Stupid Niggling Little Aches and Pains after Forty, Never Be Frustrated by Your Spouse, Children, and Other Family, and Oh Yeah, Stop Worrying about Every Stupid Little Thing. If I had a life like that, I'd be more than happy to die at the end of a decent interval of it.
Forbes, Steve - Reviving America: How Repealing Obamacare, Replacing the Tax Code and Reforming The Fed will Restore Hope and Prosperity. Ah, Steve Forbes. Still publishing, but evidently too tired to run for president lately?
Furedi, Frank - The Power of Reading: From Socrates to Twitter. I don't know. Of course I love books on reading. But does this ad copy make it sound as dull to you as it does to me? "It is a fascinating insight into understanding the post-Gutenberg debates about literacy in a multimedia environment with such a strong emphasis on the absorption of information."
Hawksley, Lucinda - Queen Victoria's Mysterious Daughter: A Biography of Princess Louise. I would guess all Anglophiles will be interested in this one.
Loosli, Linda - Prepare Your Family for Survival.30,000 first printing. I'm totally addicted to these. I never follow the instructions, and am completely unprepared for survival when everything is going well, but I read them anyway.
Wootton, David - The Invention of Science: A New History of the Scientific Revolution. I really should read more science. But this one is 784 pages long!
So. What do you think? Anything look good there?