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it’s come to this: A Pandemic Diary: With equal measure of lively wit and solemnity, New York Times columnist Laura Pedersen powerfully recalls the unprecedented events of the Covid-19 pandemic…a must read for anyone trying to make sense of our tumultuous year. Read review.
Gawker Slayer: A celebration of Charles Harder‘s legal work on behalf of A-list celebrities, including the former president and Melania Trump. Readers who love stories about celebrities and the Trumps should enjoy the author’s professional adventures. Read review.
My Lifelong Fight Against Disease by William A. Haseltine: A successful biomedical scientist delivers a timely account of how one individual can impact global health, especially related to viruses. Readers will find this dramatic, self-reflective autobiography an entertaining and enlightening antidote to today’s healthcare news. Read review.
The Good Widow by Jennifer Katz discusses the months following her husband’s unexpected death, recounting her grief and path to renewing hope for the future. Her memoir will resonate with all readers, even those who have yet to experience such devastating loss. Read review.
Blue Yonder is an engaging military biography of a WWII bombardier told by his daughter Susan Gemill. The author follows her father through his training and onto the European Theater showing him wrestling with the world he’d been thrown into. Read review.
Tesla’s Words by Ellis Oswalt unpacks the extraordinary prodigy of Nikola Tesla using his own authobiography which was only six chapters long and published in an electronics magazine. It is a fascinating glimpse into a man whose extraordinary brain whirled with visionary ideas. Read review.
Surviving Chaos recounts the engaging story of Harold Phifer‘s life from an impoverished Mississippi childhood to the search for his father to a chance meeting with Dylan to near-death in a Taliban attack. His tales are entertaining, sprinkled with humor, drama and sadness. Read review.
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