The Peter White Public Library offers these new nonfiction books:
Sam Phillips: The Man Who Invented Rock 'n' Roll by Peter Guralnick.
The story of Sam Phillips, founder of Sun Records and Sun Studio. Phillips had a hardscrabble upbringing, born the eighth child to tenant farmers in rural Alabama. He recognized early the wealth of talent that existed in others like him that would otherwise go untapped. Phillips presided over the birth of rock ‘n’ roll, working with such talents as Johnny Cash, B.B. King, Jerry Lee Lewis, Carl Perkins, Howlin' Wolf, and Elvis Presley. Author Guralnick also wrote the acclaimed biography of Elvis Presley called Last Train to Memphis.
New Adult Nonfiction 781.66 GU
Hiking Michigan's Upper Peninsula: A Guide to the Area's Greatest Hikes (Regional Hiking Series) 2nd Edition by Eric Hansen and revised by Rebecca Pelky.
From the Falcon Guide series of outdoor guidebooks. Includes hikes suited for every ability, directional cues, difficulty ratings, color photography, GPS coordinates, and other local information to help plan a day trip or overnight stay.
New Adult Nonfiction 917.749 HA
The Mad Feast: An Ecstatic Tour Through America's Food by Matthew Gavin Frank.
A culinary journey though the 50 states, highlighting the signature dish of each. While it includes recipes, it is not so much a cookbook as a cultural look into place identity and the role of food in that identity. Small spoiler: Michigan’s signature dish is not a Coney dog or cherry pie, but the humble pasty.
New Adult Nonfiction 641.5973 FR
Unfaithful Music & Disappearing Ink by Elvis Costello
A collection of memoirs and anecdotes written entirely by Costello. Born Declan Patrick MacManus, he was raised in London and Liverpool, and music was an important part of his family life from an early age. He recounts many of his collaborations with musical greats, including his experiences as a member of The Clash. “A must for Costello fans everywhere” -- Booklist (starred review).
New Adult Nonfiction 780.92 Costello
The Unsubstantial Air: American Fliers in the First World War by Samuel Hynes
Author Hynes is a retired literature professor from Minneapolis. He also has a distinguished history both writing military history, and living it as a US Marine aviator during WWII. In writing about the pilots of the First World War, he approached the aviators as one might look at his ancestors, with the question, “what was it like to be an aviator during this period?”
New Adult Nonfiction & Book on CD 940.44 HY
--Bruce MacDonald, Assistant Director