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.
- Asian American Histories of the United States
Author: Catherin Ceniza Choy
Publisher: Beacon Press
About this e-book: Covering nearly 200 years of American history, Choy delves deeply into the complexity and diversity of the Asian American experience.
- African Founders: How Enslaved People Expanded American Ideals
Author: David Hackett Fischer
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
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.
- 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.
- The Urge: Our History of Addiction
Author: Carl Erik Fisher
Publisher: Penguin Press
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.
- Black Ghost of Empire: The Long Death of Slavery and the Failure of Emancipation
Author: Kris Manjapra
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.
- Sinkable: Obsession, the Deep Sea, and the Shipwreck of the Titanic
Author: Daniel Stone
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.
- The Avoidable War: The Dangers of a Catastrophic Conflict Between the US and Xi Jinping’s China
Author: Kevin Rudd
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.
- The Empress and the English Doctor: How Catherine the Great Defied a Deadly Virus
Author: Lucy Ward
Publisher: Oneworld Publications
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.
- An Immense World: How Animal Senses Reveal the Hidden Realms Around Us
Author: Ed Yong
Publisher: Random House
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.
- You Don’t Know Us Negroes and Other Essays
Author: Zora Neale Hurston
Publisher: Amistad / HarperCollins
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.
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