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Have You Bought Any New Non Fiction Books Recently?

 
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AM78



Joined: 08 Nov 2009
Posts: 202
Location: United States

PostPosted: Sun Feb 21, 2010 2:15 pm    Post subject: Have You Bought Any New Non Fiction Books Recently? Reply with quote

I bought these today:

Going Rogue by Sarah Palin
Democracy In America
The Israel Lobby and U.S Foreign Policy by John J. Mearsheimer and Stephen M. Walt
Presidential Courage: Brave Leaders and How They changed America 1789-1989 by Michael Beschloss


I'm also expecting these books in the mail anytime:
My Life by Bill Clinton
Grand Old Party: A History of The Republicans by Lewis Gould
Party Of The People: A History Of The Democrats by Jules Witcover

Have you bought any new non fiction books? What are they?
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Cora



Joined: 12 Mar 2008
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Location: Bremen, Germany

PostPosted: Sun Feb 21, 2010 9:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Here are the non-fiction books I bought recently:

Jeff VanderMeer: Booklife -Strategies and Survival Tips for the 21st Century Writer
Joanna Russ: How to Suppress Women's Writing
Rebecca Housel and J. Jeremy Wisnewski (eds.): Twilight and Philosophy: Vampires, Vegetarians and the Pursuit of Immortality
Samuel R. Delany: The Jewel-Hinged Jaw - Notes on the Language of Science Fiction
Lisa Fletcher: Historical Romance Fiction - Heterosexuality and Performativity
Wendell, Sarah and Tan, Candy: Beyond Heaving Bosoms - The Smart Bitches' Guide to Romance Novels
A few cookbooks

Most of those are research for my PhD and a paper I'm working on. In the past, I also bought a lot of non-fiction books on art, design, films, antiques and collectibles, though I buy less books on those subjects these days, because the excellent bookshop which had coffee table books and the like at reduced prices closed and the books are less accessible for me.

Oddly enough, I have never bought political non-fiction books and almost never biographies, i.e. the kind of non-fiction that sells best aside from self-help, diet and cookbooks.
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LizE



Joined: 22 Mar 2007
Posts: 253

PostPosted: Mon Feb 22, 2010 7:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Recent buys...

The Shock Doctrine - Naomi Klein
Blackwater - Jeremy Scahill
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Gypsy Rose



Joined: 01 Mar 2010
Posts: 39

PostPosted: Wed Mar 03, 2010 10:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've purchased and started to read several nonfiction books this year, which is rather rare for me.....

When the World Came to Town: 9/11 in Gander, Newfoundland
by Jim DeFede
Turning Oil into Salt: Energy Independence through Fuel Choice
by Anne Korin and Gal Luft
The Forgotten God: Reversing Our Tragic Neglect of the Holy Spirit
by Francis Chan and Danae Yankoski

Quite a variety going on here!! Very Happy
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AM78



Joined: 08 Nov 2009
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Location: United States

PostPosted: Sun May 23, 2010 11:22 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

A People's History of The United States by Howard Zinn. Great book so far. Very interesting.


These are books I'm expecting soon;
The Story of Civilization volumes 1-11. by Will and Ariel Durant
A History of The Jewish People in The Time Of Jesus by Emil Schurer Volumes 1-5.
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Tee



Joined: 22 Mar 2007
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Location: Detroit Metro

PostPosted: Fri Jun 04, 2010 7:09 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I only have one that I'm waiting to come in to the library.

The Jesuit Guide to (Almost) Everything: A Spirituality for Real Life by James Martin.
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Vol Fan



Joined: 30 Dec 2008
Posts: 298
Location: Tennessee

PostPosted: Thu Jun 10, 2010 3:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm nearly finished with "Rush Limbaugh-An Army of One" and it is really very good.

I have on my TBR stack "The Manchurian President" and expect to come in today's mail "The Grand Jihad".

Also I have Carol Burnett's newest biography in my TBR stack.

I'm soooo far behind on my reading. Confused
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