Adult Nonfiction

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Zero Fail: The Rise and Fall of the Secret Service
by Carol Leonnig
"Pulitzer Prize–winning Washington Post reporter Leonnig paints a damning portrait of a federal agency in crisis. A solid case for restructuring a neglected and neglectful agency whose job is too important to admit laxity."

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The Plague Year: America in the Time of Covid
by Lawrence Wright
"The Pulitzer Prize–winning author and journalist turns to an enterprise fraught with political implication: the rise and spread of Covid-19. Maddening and sobering — as comprehensive an account of the first year of the pandemic as we’ve yet seen."

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Nowhere Girl: A Memoir of a Fugitive Childhood 
by Cheryl Diamond
"Diamond’s story is one of the family as oppressive, controlling cult. The tension isn’t whether the father will be caught by whomever is chasing him, but whether the daughter will break away from the web of lies that have been woven tightly around her. How does one recognize truth from fiction? And how does one escape one’s childhood? Diamond raises as many questions as she answers, as the best books do."

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The Confidence Men: How Two Prisoners of War Engineered the Most Remarkable Escape in History
by Margalit Fox
"Imprisoned in a remote Turkish prison camp during World War I, having survived a two-month forced march and a terrifying shootout in the desert, two British officers, Harry Jones and Cedric Hill, join forces to bamboozle their iron-fisted captors."

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After the Fall: Being American in the World We Made
by Ben Rhodes
"A powerful synthesis of recent world history that should disabuse readers of any notion of American exceptionalism."

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Somebody's Daughter: A Memoir
by Ashley C. Ford
"One of the most prominent voices of her generation debuts with [a] ... powerful memoir: the story of a childhood defined by the ever looming absence of her incarcerated father and the path we must take to both honor and overcome our origins."