If you need a book for an assignment or just want something new and interesting to read, we have some great new books on our shelves! Come check out some of our latest titles. Here is a breakdown of some of our newest additions:
If there was any one man who articulated the anger, the struggle, and the beliefs of African Americans in the 1960’s, that man was Malcolm X. His Autobiography is now an established classic of modern America, a book that expresses like none other the crucial truth about our violent times. This book is the result of a unique collaboration between Malcolm X and Alex Haley, whose own search for his African past, inspired by his encounter with Malcolm X, led him to write the celebrated bestseller Roots.
A Child Called “It” is the unforgettable account of one of the most severe child abuse cases in California history. It is the story of Dave Pelzer, who was brutally beaten and starved by his emotionally unstable, alcoholic mother: a mother who played torturous, unpredictable games — games that left him nearly dead. He had to learn how to play his mother’s games in order to survive because she no longer considered him a son, but a slave; and no longer a boy, but an “it.”
The New York Times bestselling Daughter of Smoke & Bone trilogy comes to a stunning conclusion as — from the streets of Rome to the caves of the Kirin and beyond — humans, chimaera, and seraphim strive, love, and die in an epic theater that transcends good and evil, right and wrong, friend and enemy.
Mormonism is America’s largest and most enduring native religion, and the “martyrdom” of Joseph Smith is one of its transformational events. Smith’s brutal assassination propelled the Mormons to colonize the American West and claim their place in the mainstream of American history. American Crucifixion is a gripping story of scandal and violence, with deep roots in our national identity.
Gandhi Before India gives us equally vivid portraits of the man and the world he lived in: a world of sharp contrasts among the coastal culture of his birthplace, High Victorian London, and colonial South Africa. It explores in abundant detail Gandhi’s experiments with dissident cults such as the Tolstoyans; his friendships with radical Jews, heterodox Christians, and devout Muslims; his enmities and rivalries; and his often overlooked failures as a husband and father. It tells the dramatic, profoundly moving story of how Gandhi inspired the devotion of thousands of followers in South Africa as he mobilized a cross-class and inter-religious coalition, pledged to non-violence in their battle against a brutally racist regime.
In Wounded, Emily Mayhew tells [medical personnel who arrived at the front in World War One’s] story, and in the process offers a new history of the Great War. These men and women pulled injured troops from the hellscape of trench, shell crater, and No Man’s Land, transported them to the rear, and treated them for everything from poison gas to traumatic amputation from exploding shells. Drawing on hundreds of letters, diary entries and other primary documents, Mayhew presents a first-hand glimpse of the true cost of combat. Following the path taken by the wounded soldier himself, she moves the narrative from stretcher to aid station, from jolting ambulance to crowded operating tent, from railway station to the ship home. Here, through the voices and memories of those who were there, comes a different picture of war, and a new appreciation of heroism.
These are just a few of the latest selection that we have to choose from. Come and see us here at DC3 Library and we’ll help you find what you’re looking for. 🙂