New Books Network

Harold Holzer, “Monument Man: The Life and Art of Daniel Chester French” (Princeton Architectural Press, 2019)
Harold Holzer has written a biography of one of America’s greatest public artists of the nineteenth and early twentieth century, Daniel Chester French.  In Monument Man: The Life and Art of Daniel Chester French (Princeton Architectural Press, 2019), Holzer chronicles the career of French, who became best known for his... Read More
Anand Prahlad, “The Secret Life of a Black Aspie: A Memoir” (U Alaska Press, 2017)
Anand Prahlad was born on a former plantation in Virginia in 1954. This memoir, vividly internal, powerfully lyric, and brilliantly impressionistic, is his story. For the first four years of his life, Prahlad didn’t speak. But his silence didn’t stop him from communicating—or communing—with the strange, numinous world he found... Read More
Robert Matzen, “Dutch Girl: Audrey Hepburn and World War II” (GoodKnight Books, 2019)
Audrey Hepburn was justly known for her long acting career, yet her early life is largely unknown. In his book, Robert Matzen describes how she lived during the World War II period in Nazi-occupied Netherlands. Based on many interviews and other primary sources, Robert shows how she was affected by... Read More
Kelly J. Beard, “An Imperfect Rapture” (Zone 3 Press, 2018)
Many of you listening to this now probably recall growing up in a household of faith. You may have fond memories of the familiar rituals, the holidays, the shared family values. A weekly service at a church, a temple or a mosque. For many worshippers, religion can provide a sense... Read More
Margaret Leslie Davis , “The Lost Gutenberg: The Astounding Story of One Book’s Five-Hundred-Year Odyssey” (TarcherPerigee, 2019)
Of the millions of books that have been published, few are as renowned or as coveted today by collectors as the famous Bible printed in the 15th century by Johannes Gutenberg. In The Lost Gutenberg: The Astounding Story of One Book’s Five-Hundred-Year Odyssey (TarcherPerigee, 2019), Margaret Leslie Davis traces the... Read More
Roger Robinson, “When Running Made History” (Syracuse UP, 2018)
“A race can mean more than a race,” Roger Robinson writes in his new book, When Running Made History (Syracuse University Press, 2018). “It can show that human beings are still capable of attaining pure beauty through arduous endeavor.” Written as a personal history, elite runner and literary scholar Roger... Read More
Mickey and Dick Flacks, “Making History/Making Blintzes: How Two Red Diaper Babies Found Each Other and Discovered America” (Rutgers UP, 2018)
Mickey and Dick Flacks’ new book Making History/Making Blintzes: How Two Red Diaper Babies Found Each Other and Discovered America (Rutgers University Press, 2018) is a chronicle of the political and personal lives of progressive activists Richard (Dick) and Miriam (Mickey) Flacks, two of the founders of Students for a... Read More