New at the library

The Peter White Public Library offers these new adult nonfiction books.

Bringing Mulligan Home by Dale Maharidge:

The author’s father, Steve Maharidge, served with the U.S. Marine Corps during WWII, but was silent about his experiences. The only visible evidence of his service was a single photograph hanging in his basement, a picture of him standing with a fellow serviceman. After his father’s death, the author spent twelve years piecing together the story of Love Company, his father’s unit in the Pacific Theater. Interviews with other surviving members of the company bring their experiences to light, and how those times changed them. New adult nonfiction 940.5425 Ma

The Last Train to Zona Verde: My Ultimate African Safari by Paul Theroux:

Zona verde does not refer to a specific place, but is a Portuguese term for the African bush. “In the bush lay Africa’s essence,” writes Mosquito Coast author Theroux. Now in his 70s, as he returns to Africa to embark alone on a trip through the southern portion of the continent by train, bus, and bush taxi. Since his time in the Peace Corps fifty years ago, Theroux has spent a great deal of time in Africa, and illuminating backwater locations through his writing. New adult nonfiction 916.881 Th

Here Is Where: Discovering America’s Great Forgotten History by Andrew Carroll:

Nearly forgotten and overlooked places of history all around the US are given their due in this entertaining volume by Andrew Carroll, who “hated history” until he learned to love it on his own terms. The author travelled the country to find the places where significant events happened and tell their stories. The place that inspired the book was the spot where the brother of John Wilkes Booth saved the life of President Lincoln’s son, Robert. New adult nonfiction 973 Ca

Peking to Paris: Life and Love on a Short Drive Around Half the World by Dina Bennett:

A 1940 Cadillac is an unlikely choice of vehicle to drive across the desert and rough roads of Eurasia en-route to Paris. This is precisely what the author and her husband set out to do in the Peking to Paris Motor Challenge, a rally event for antique vehicles where finishing the race is the primary objective. A humorous recount of that trip and the tests they faced along the way. New adult nonfiction 796.72 Be

Along the Cherry Lane: Tales from the Life of Music Industry Legend Milton Okun by Richard Sparks:

A Renaissance man of music, Milt Okun’s career includes time as a singer, teacher, conductor, arranger, publishing executive, and author. Founder of Cherry Lane Music Publishing Company, he was instrumental in discovering and mentoring a variety of performers from folk to opera. New adult nonfiction 780.92 Ok

In the City of Bikes: The Story of the Amsterdam Cyclist by Pete Jordan:

After moving to Amsterdam for a semester to study how bicycles had been so completely integrated into the city transportation plan, the author instead married a local and stayed. What didn’t change was his dedication to studying bicycling as an essential part of Amsterdam, its bicycling culture, and how it came to be. New adult nonfiction 796.6094 Jo

– Bruce MacDonald

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