August 2018 ~ What non-fiction books are you enjoying?
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Each image is a portrait of a woman who is the first for some reason. There is a description of her first and a brief biography. Excellent images of a century of woman.
FEAR: Trump in the White House by Bob Woodward
to my TBR list. I pre-ordered the book which will be released on 9/11. This tell-all book features info garnered from people who left the administration. Bob, Carl Bernstein and the Washington Post exposed Nixon/Watergate in the 1970s.
By Anthony Slide
Slide discusses the various actors and actresses that made a living in the silent film era. Each segment on each actor is only a few pages long. Some made it into the talkie era but many of the others' careers ended when talkies took off. He also discusses the studios and I was surprised that the Chicago Essanay Film Manufacturing Company was a fairly big player in the silent film era. It eventually merged with other studios. Definitely for silent film buffs but I wanted more info though I fear a lot of the silent film era information has been lost.
and Black Hole Blues by Janna Levin - a rather confusingly written work supposedly about the discovery of gravitational waves, but so far it's more about the people than the science.
Along the same line, I finished We Shall Fight Until We Win, a graphic novel I help fund. Slightly disappointed in the selection of women to feature in the final 1/3 of the book.
Currently reading The Country Book (can't find the right touchstone) the nature diary of Edward Grey & his wife. He was Foreign Secretary at the outbreak of WW1.
Unhinged: An Insider's Account of the Trump White House
by Omarosa Manigault Newman
(half of the book involves the WH/Trump is a ten-year-old in a senior citizen's body)