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Featured Non-Fiction, 11/18

The Whale: In Search of the Giants of the Sea (originally published in the UK as Leviathan or, The Whale) is an eclectic book about a variety of things of which the unifying factor is whales. It’s a memoir of the author’s love of whales, his love of Moby Read more

Featured Non-Fiction, 11/11

Lamy of Santa Fe is the biography of Jean Baptiste Lamy, the first Archbishop of Santa Fe and the inspiration for the protagonist of Willa Cather’s seminal novel Death Comes for the Archbishop. Coming from humble circumstances in rural Auvergne, France, he became a missionary priest in Ohio before Read more

Featured Non-Fiction, 11/4

The Eagle is the memoir/autobiography of Gen. Antonio López de Santa Anna, sometime President and Dictator of Mexico. Originally written in his final exile in Nassau, the Bahamas, in the 1870s, the 1966 English edition was its first real time in print. If you’ve ever wanted to enter into Read more

Featured Non-Fiction, 10/28

You Will See Fire is the story of John Kaiser, an American missionary, who tried to get Kenyan dictator Daniel arap Moi tried at the Hague, but wound up dead in the bush instead. While telling Kaiser’s story and the story of the investigations of his death, Goffard tells Read more