The Peter White Public Library offers these new non-fiction titles.
You Are Here: Around the World in 92 Minutes: Photographs from the International Space Station by Chris Hadfield.
You probably remember Canadian astronaut Chris Hadfield from his 2013 rendition of David Bowie’s “Space Oddity”, which he video-recorded for posterity prior to leaving the International Space Station and retiring from the Canadian Space Agency. While aboard the space station, Hadfield also took a number of personal photographs of his unique vantage point of the Earth. He has published them to benefit the Michael J. Fox for Parkinson's Research foundation.
New Adult Non-Fiction 778.35 HA
The Arsenal of Democracy: FDR, Detroit, and an Epic Quest to Arm an America at War by A.J.Baime.
The term “arsenal of democracy” was coined by President Roosevelt in a December 1940 radio address; a call to provide assistance to the allies. It was no small task, but as the US itself declared war on two fronts a year later, the effort became monumental. The country looked to Detroit to produce tanks, Jeeps, and of course the B-24 bomber. Edsel Ford promised to build a “bomber an hour” to turn the tide. His father Henry was opposed to FDR, and to producing war goods. This set up a battle of its own between father and son.
New Adult Non-Fiction 940.531 BA
Rivers of Sand: Fly Fishing Michigan and the Great Lakes Region by Josh Greenberg.
A complete treatment of fly fishing, with emphasis on Michigan and the Great Lakes. Covers the basics of clothing, tackle, equipment and technique, and goes further into the lore of fly fishing with a well-written narrative style.
New Adult Non-Fiction 799.12 GR
Wild Idea: Buffalo and Family in a Difficult Land by Dan O’Brien.
Author and biologist O’Brien became convinced that the return of the buffalo to the American West was not only doing right by the species, but would restore a balance to the land. He has been running the Broken Heart Ranch in South Dakota since the 1990s, populated with grass-fed buffalo. With the gradual return of the animal, buffalo meat has gone from a delicacy to a legitimate food source with several advantages over beef. An informative and entertaining account of his family’s efforts to change the prairie and the dinner plate.
New Adult Non-Fiction 636.01 OB
Mapping Detroit: Land, Community, and Shaping a City.
An investigation into the history of Detroit from a cartographic angle. It describes the Old Northwest foundation of Detroit, agriculture, military, trade, the expansive growth that was enabled by manufacturing, depopulation, and attempts at revival.
New Adult Non-Fiction 977.434 MA
--Bruce MacDonald, Assistant Director