Great non-fiction titles from the Pearl River Public Library that should be on your holiday list selected by Librarian, Jim Cassetta. Click or stop by the library for more great books this winter season.
The Great Pearl Heist by Molly Caldwell Crosby
This is the story of one of London’s greatest thieves Joseph Grizzard, who in 1913 stole a string of pearls more valuable than the Hope Diamond, and the hunt to find him by Scotland Yard.
Lotions, Potions, Pills, and Magic by Elaine G. Breslaw
Health care in early America. Breslaw presents a story of the way health care was administered in early America before the Civil War. Her writing is clear, informative, and carefully put into the context of the times.
Living With Guns by Craig R. Whitney
This is a timely book by a liberal journalist who presents the history of gun use in America, gun control in our country, and the gun issues that divide the nation today. Whitney lays out suggestions for both sides of this issue to find common ground.
Marmee & Louisa: The Untold Story of Louisa May Alcott and her Mother by Eve LaPlante
In this Biography of Alcott, LaPlante shows that her mother was the major influence and roll model in shaping her life and her writing, not her father as history suggests.
The Cancer Fighting Kitchen by Rebecca Katz
Katz provides a step by step guide of recipes for help with the prevention of cancer, during treatment, and recovery.
The Particle at the End of the Universe: How the Hunt for the Higgs Boson Leads Us to the Edge of a New World by Sean Carroll
Within this beautifully written book, Carroll explains why the Higgs Boson particle is such an important discovery to science, a discovery of sub atomic particles human beings have been searching for since the time of the Ancient Greeks.
Nature Wars: The Incredible Story of How Wildlife Comebacks Turned Backyards into Battlegrounds by Jim Sterba
This Book tells why you may have noticed much more exotic wildlife in your backyard such as deer, turkeys, geese, beavers, and coyotes. A surprising read about the cheek to jowl existence we Americans share with wild animals.
38 Nooses: Lincoln Little Crow and the Beginning of the Frontiers End by Scott W. Berg
This is the tale of a little known event in the history of Frontier America; the Dakota Souix Uprising of 1862 in Minnesota that ended with the hanging of 300 Dakota Indians for murder including its reluctant leader Little Crow.
Napoleon Life, Legacy, and Image: A Biography by Alan Forrest
In this readable yet comprehensive work, Forrest distills the volumes of writings on the First Consul and Emperor that proves Bonaparte still matters after 200 years.
Rasputin the Untold Story by Joseph T. Fuhrmann
To some he was an angel and mystic, to others he was the devil incarnate either way Rasputin has always been a controversial historical figure. Fuhrmann writes a definitive history of the Mad Monk through newly opened historical sources in the former Soviet Union.