New Non-Fiction for February

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Must Read

Dunbar, Erica Armstrong. Never caught :the Washingtons’ relentless pursuit of their runaway slave, Ona Judge. 2017

A startling and eye-opening look into America’s First Family, Never Caught is the powerful narrative of Ona Judge, George and Martha Washington’s runaway slave who risked it all to escape the nation’s capital and reach freedom.

When George Washington was elected president, he reluctantly left behind his beloved Mount Vernon to serve in Philadelphia, the temporary seat of the nation’s capital, after a brief stay in New York. In setting up his household he took Tobias Lear, his celebrated secretary, and nine slaves, including Ona Judge, about which little has been written. As he grew accustomed to Northern ways, there was one change he couldn’t get his arms around: Pennsylvania law required enslaved people be set free after six months of residency in the state. Rather than comply, Washington decided to circumvent the law. Every six months he sent the slaves back down south just as the clock was about to expire.

Though Ona Judge lived a life of relative comfort, the few pleasantries she was afforded were nothing compared to freedom, a glimpse of which she encountered first-hand in Philadelphia. So, when the opportunity presented itself one clear and pleasant spring day in Philadelphia, Judge left everything she knew to escape to New England. Yet freedom would not come without its costs.

At just twenty-two-years-old, Ona became the subject of an intense manhunt led by George Washington, who used his political and personal contacts to recapture his property.

Impeccably researched, historian Erica Armstrong Dunbar weaves a powerful tale and offers fascinating new scholarship on how one young woman risked it all to gain freedom from the famous founding father.

Other Reads

Anthony, Michael, 1986-. Civilianized :a young veteran’s memoir. 2017

Ariely, Dan. Payoff: The Hidden Logic That Shapes Our Motivations. Simon & Schuster/ Ted, 20161115.

Baldwin, James. I Am Not Your Negro: A Companion Edition to the Documentary Film Directed by Raoul Peck. Vintage, 20170207.

Ball, Troylyn. Pure Heart: A Spirited Tale of Grace, Grit, and Whiskey. Dey Street Books, 20170207.

Begley, Sharon. Can’t Just Stop: An Investigation of Compulsions. Simon & Schuster, 20170207.

Bennett MD, Michael. F*ck Feelings: One Shrink’s Practical Advice for Managing All Life’s Impossible Problems. Simon & Schuster, 20150901.

Bennett MD, Michael. F*ck Love: One Shrink’s Sensible Advice for Finding a Lasting Relationship. Touchstone Books, 20170131.

Bernstein, Gabrielle. The Universe Has Your Back: Transform Fear to Faith. Hay House, 20160927.

Bosworth, Patricia. The Men in My Life: A Memoir of Love and Art in 1950s Manhattan. Harper, 20170131.

Braeden, Eric. I’ll Be Damned: How My Young and Restless Life Led Me to America’s #1 Daytime Drama. Dey Street Books, 20170207. Plays Victor on Y&R.

Brockman, John. Know This: Today’s Most Interesting and Important Scientific Ideas, Discoveries, and Developments. Harper Perennial, 20170207.

Burger, Jeff. Lennon on Lennon: Conversations with John Lennon. Chicago Review Press, 20161101.

Buting, Jerome F. Illusion of Justice: Inside Making a Murderer and America’s Broken System. Harper, 20170228.

Byrne, Lorna. Love from Heaven: Practicing Compassion for Yourself and Others. Atria Books, 20170214.

Chatzky, Jean. Ageproof: Living Longer Without Running Out of Money or Breaking a Hip. Grand Central Life & Style, 20170228. 

Clavin, Tom. Dodge City: Wyatt Earp, Bat Masterson, and the Wickedest Town in the American West. St. Martin’s Press, 20170228. Everyone loves a good western!

Collins, Judy. Cravings: How I Conquered Food. Nan A. Talese, 20170228.

Daykin, Rosie. Butter Celebrates!: Delicious Recipes for Special Occasions. Knopf Publishing Group, 20161108.

Dufu, Tiffany. Drop the Ball: Achieving More by Doing Less. Flatiron Books, 20170214.

Dunbar, Erica Armstrong. Never caught :the Washingtons’ relentless pursuit of their runaway slave, Ona Judge. 2017

Febos, Melissa. Abandon Me. Bloomsbury USA, 20170228.

Fowler, Shannon Leone. Traveling with Ghosts: A Memoir. Simon & Schuster, 20170221.

Gallagher, Leigh. The Airbnb Story: How Three Ordinary Guys Disrupted an Industry, Made Billions and Created Plenty of Controversy. Houghton Mifflin, 20170214.

Gerson, Stephane. Disaster Falls :a family story. 2017

Gilbert, Molly. One Pan & Done: Hassle-Free Meals from the Oven to Your Table. Clarkson Potter Publishers, 20170207.

Glantz, Jen. Always a Bridesmaid (for Hire): Stories on Growing Up, Looking for Love, and Walking Down the Aisle for Complete Strangers. Atria Books, 20170207.

Groeschel, Craig. Divine Direction: 7 Decisions That Will Change Your Life. Zondervan, 20170207.

Harari, Yuval Noah. Homo Deus: A Brief History of Tomorrow. Harper, 20170221. Bookpage feature-200,000 published!

Higgs, Liz Curtis. The Women of Easter: Encounter the Savior with Mary of Bethany, Mary of Nazareth, and Mary Magdalene. Waterbrook Press, 20170103.

Kobliner, Beth. Make Your Kid a Money Genius (Even If You’re Not): A Parents’ Guide for Kids 3 to 23. Simon & Schuster, 20170207.

Kolhatkar, Sheelah. Black Edge: Inside Information, Dirty Money, and the Quest to Bring Down the Most Wanted Man on Wall Street. Random House, 20170207.

Kotler, Steven. Stealing Fire: How Silicon Valley, the Navy SEALs, and Maverick Scientists Are Revolutionizing the Way We Live and Work. Dey Street Books, 20170221.

Lemonick, Michael D.1953-. The perpetual now :a story of amnesia, memory, and love. 2017

Li, Yiyun. Dear Friend, from My Life I Write to You in Your Life. Random House, 20170221.

Marnell, Cat. How to murder your life :a memoir. 2017

McEvoy, Trish. The Makeup of a Confident Woman: The Science of Beauty, the Gift of Time, and the Power of Putting Your Best Face Forward. Harper Wave, 20170228. Everyone loves a good make-up book!

Merkin, Daphne. This Close to Happy: A Reckoning with Depression. Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 20170207.

Mitnick, Kevin D. The Art of Invisibility: The World’s Most Famous Hacker Teaches You How to Be Safe in the Age of Big Brother and Big Data. Little Brown and Company, 20170214.

Morgan, Angie. Spark: How to Lead Yourself and Others to Greater Success. Houghton Mifflin, 20170103.

Palmer, Keke. I Don’t Belong to You: Quiet the Noise and Find Your Voice. North Star Way, 20170131.

Pellegrino, Frank. Rao’s Classics: More Than 140 Italian Favorites from the Legendary New York Restaurant. St. Martin’s Press, 20161101.

Phillips, Mackenzie. Hopeful Healing: Essays on Managing Recovery and Surviving Addiction. Atria Books/Beyond Words, 20170207.

Piore, Adam. The Body Builders: Inside the Science of the Engineered Human. Ecco Press, 20170228.

Pizzorno, Joseph. The Toxin Solution: How Hidden Poisons in the Air, Water, Food, and Products We Use Are Destroying Our Health-And What We Can. HarperOne, 20170221.

Pryor, Elizabeth Brown. Six Encounters with Lincoln: A President Confronts Democracy and Its Demons. Viking, 20170207.

Rappaport, Helen. Caught in the Revolution: Petrograd, Russia, 1917 – A World on the Edge. St. Martin’s Press, 20170207.

Schutt, Bill. Cannibalism: A Perfectly Natural History. Algonquin Books, 20170214.

Sims, Michael. Arthur and Sherlock: Conan Doyle and the Creation of Holmes. Bloomsbury USA, 20170124. Forever popular-

Sneed, Brandon. Head in the Game: The Mental Engineering of the World’s Greatest Athletes. Dey Street Books, 20170228.

Sunim, Haemin. The Things You Can See Only When You Slow Down: How to Be Calm and Mindful in a Fast-Paced World. Penguin Books, 20170207.

Taylor, Elizabeth Dowling. The Original Black Elite: Daniel Murray and the Story of a Forgotten Era. Amistad Press, 20170131.

Thompson, Derek. Hit Makers: The Science of Popularity in an Age of Distraction. Penguin Press, 20170207.

Todd, Barbara Feinman. Pretend I’m Not Here: How I Worked with Three Newspaper Icons, One Powerful First Lady, and Still Managed to Dig Myself Out. William Morrow & Company, 20170207.

Tyson, Timothy B. The Blood of Emmett Till. Simon & Schuster, 20170131.

Underwood, Kassi. May Cause Love: An Unexpected Journey of Enlightenment After Abortion. HarperOne, 20170214.

Weigend, Andreas S. Data for the People: How to Make Our Post-Privacy Economy Work for You. Basic Books, 20170131.