History’s Mysteries

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This week Alice and Kim talk books that explore unsolved historical mysteries and share new nonfiction about Black rebellion, nostalgic essays about travel, and more.

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Nonfiction in the News

Barack & Michelle Obama’s Higher Ground Adapting Heather McGhee’s ‘The Sum of Us’ As Spotify Podcast Series [Deadline]

Greta Lee To Star In, Write & EP Series Adaptation Of Cathy Park Hong’s Book ‘Minor Feelings’ With A24 [Yahoo]

Film of Michael Lewis’ ‘The Premonition’ in Works [Kirkus]

New Nonfiction

The Window Seat: Notes from a Life in Motion by Aminatta Forna

Electric City: The Lost History of Ford and Edison’s American Utopia by Thomas Hager

Downeast: Five Maine Girls and the Unseen Story of Rural America by Gigi Georges

America on Fire: The Untold History of Police Violence and Black Rebellion Since the 1960s by Elizabeth Hinton

Better, Not Bitter: Living on Purpose in the Pursuit of Racial Justice by Yusef Salaam

Tastes Like War by Grace Cho

History’s Mysteries

Dead Mountain: The Untold True Story of the Dyatlov Pass Incident by Donnie Eichar

Sensational: The Hidden History of America’s “Girl Stunt Reporters” by Kim Todd

Ghost Ship: The Mysterious True Story of the Mary Celeste and Her Missing Crew by Brian Hicks

The Skies Belong to Us: Love and Terror in the Golden Age of Hijacking by Brendan I. Koerner

Reading Now

Once Upon a Time I Lived on Mars: Space, Exploration, and Life on Earth by Kate Greene

All Systems Red: The Murderbot Diaries by Martha Wells

Three Martini Afternoons at the Ritz: The Rebellion of Sylvia Plath & Anne Sexton by Gail Crowther