As we head into the final stretches of 2022, the librarians on the EBSCO Collection Development team are looking back at this year in nonfiction from some of the top trade publishers. Here are 10 e-books that libraries and reviewers are loving.

  1. Asian American Histories of the United States
    Author: Catherin Ceniza Choy
    Publisher: Beacon Press
    ISBN: 9780807050804
    About this e-book: Covering nearly 200 years of American history, Choy delves deeply into the complexity and diversity of the Asian American experience.

  2. African Founders: How Enslaved People Expanded American Ideals
    Author: David Hackett Fischer
    Publisher: Simon & Schuster
    ISBN: 9781982145118
    About this e-book: Pulitzer winner Fischer’s latest book explores the African and African American contribution to the founding and foundation of the United States.

  3. Life on the Mississippi: An Epic American Adventure
    Author: Rinker Buck
    Publisher: Avid Reader Press
    About this e-book: Journalist and historian Buck chronicles his adventures and some dark chapters in American history navigating the Ohio and Mississippi Rivers on a homemade wooden flatboat in 2016.

  4. The Urge: Our History of Addiction
    Author: Carl Erik Fisher
    Publisher: Penguin Press
    ISBN: 9780525561453
    About this e-book: Fisher, both a doctor and recovering patient of addiction, blends memoir, critique, and history of this complex phenomenon that touches millions of lives.

  5. Black Ghost of Empire: The Long Death of Slavery and the Failure of Emancipation
    Author: Kris Manjapra
    Publisher: Scribner
    ISBN: 9781982123505
    About this e-book: Slavery is not a uniquely American tragedy. Award-winning history professor Manjapra delves into the lasting injustices imposed by slave-based economies.

  6. Sinkable: Obsession, the Deep Sea, and the Shipwreck of the Titanic
    Author: Daniel Stone
    Publisher: Dutton
    ISBN: 9780593329399
    About this e-book: Why, after over a century since the fateful voyage, are people still fascinated by the Titanic? Stone’s treatment of the tragedy looks not at the event but the aftermath – and why the Titanic has never quite left public consciousness.

  7. The Avoidable War: The Dangers of a Catastrophic Conflict Between the US and Xi Jinping’s China
    Author: Kevin Rudd
    Publisher: PublicAffairs
    ISBN: 9781541701304
    About this e-book: Rudd, the former prime minister of Australia, provides an accessible guide to understanding how we got to the US and China’s current strained relationship and how to de-escalate these tensions.

  8. The Empress and the English Doctor: How Catherine the Great Defied a Deadly Virus
    Author: Lucy Ward
    Publisher: Oneworld Publications
    ISBN: 9780861542468
    About this e-book: Ward delivers an engaging account of 18th-century preventative medicine. In the face of deadly smallpox, Catherine the Great championed a massive pro-inoculation campaign in Russia.

  9. An Immense World: How Animal Senses Reveal the Hidden Realms Around Us
    Author: Ed Yong
    Publisher: Random House
    ISBN: 9780593133248
    About this e-book: There are sights, sounds, smells, and sensations that are beyond human perception. Pulitzer winner Yong brings readers into the bodies of various animals to show what a vast world we live in.

  10. You Don’t Know Us Negroes and Other Essays
    Author: Zora Neale Hurston
    Publisher: Amistad / HarperCollins
    ISBN: 9780063043879
    About this e-book: A new anthology by one of the greatest American authors. 50 essays spanning the Harlem Renaissance to the first wave of Civil Rights; this is an incredible collection depicting the Black American experience.

Do you still need more excellent trade nonfiction for your library? Make sure you check out the complete list of Top Trade Academic eBooks available through EBSCOhost Collection Manager (ECM).

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