Marketing in the News-January 2021

COVID-19 still dominating the News cycles as vaccinations are rolled out, new variants of the virus are discovered and lockdown continues. Check out these Tantor titles and learn more about the Healthcare system, the debate over vaccinations and the newest techniques in medicine:

Cells Are the New Cure: The Cutting-Edge Medical Breakthroughs That Are Transforming Our Health, by Robin L. Smith, MD, Max Gomez, PhD link

Still Not Safe: Patient Safety and the Middle-Managing of American Medicine, by Robert L. Wears, Kathleen M. Sutcliffe link

Anti-vaxxers: How to Challenge a Misinformed Movement, by Jonathan M. Berman link

Microbes: The Life-Changing Story of Germs, by Phillip K. Peterson link

The Panic Virus: A True Story of Medicine, Science, and Fear, by Seth Mnookin link


Joe Biden was inaugurated as the 46th President of the United States on January 20th.  Learn more about Pres. Biden, his Vice Pres. Kamala Harris and the office of the presidency with these titles:

The Book of Joe: The Life, Wit, and (Sometimes Accidental) Wisdom of Joe Biden, by Jeff Wilser link

Joe Biden: Our 46th President, by Beatrice Gormley link (publishes 03/23)

Breakthrough: The Making of America’s First Woman President, by Nancy L. Cohen link

Under This Roof: The White House and the Presidency–21 Presidents, 21 Rooms, 21 Inside Stories, by Paul Brandus, link

U.S. Presidents For Dummies: 2nd Edition, by Marcus A. Stadelmann


The elusive Bigfoot made appearances last month prompting the first ever Bigfoot hunting season in the U.S. Learn everything you need to about Sasquatch from these Tantor titles:

The Essential Guide to Bigfoot, by Ken Gerhard link

Beyond The Fray: Bigfoot, by Shannon LeGro, G. Michael Hopf link

The One Who Runs and Hides: A True Story, by Chris Merola link

Monsters Among Us: An Exploration of Otherworldly Bigfoots, Wolfmen, Portals, Phantoms, and Odd Phenomena, by Linda S. Godfrey link

 Sasquatch: Legend Meets Science, by Jeff Meldrum link


Wolves have always had a connection to the Americanwilderness and their resurgence in recent years are still the center of legislation and debate. Learn more about Wolves and the effort to reintroduce them in the west.

In the Temple of Wolves: A Winter’s Immersion in Wild Yellowstone, By Rick Lamplugh link

A Wolf Called Romeo, by Nick Jans, link

Decade of the Wolf, Revised and Updated: Returning The Wild To Yellowstone, by Douglas Smith, Gary Ferguson, link

How the Dog Became the Dog: From Wolves to Our Best Friends, by Mark Derr, link

The Wolf in the Parlor: The Eternal Connection Between Humans and Dogs, by Jon Franklin, link

Wolf Nation: The Life, Death, and Return of Wild American Wolves, by Brenda Peterson, link


New studies reveal interesting facts of plant behavior, discoveries of new plant species and techniques for growing and their influences on humans. Learn more fascinating Plant facts with these books:

Bringing Nature Home: How You Can Sustain Wildlife with Native Plants, Updated and Expanded, by Douglas W. Tallamy link

Brilliant Green: The Surprising History and Science of Plant Intelligence, by Stefano Mancuso, Alessandra Viola link

The Secret Teachings of Plants: The Intelligence of the Heart in the Direct Perception of Nature, Stephen Harrod Buhner link

The Nature of Plants: An Introduction to How Plants Work, by Craig N. Huegel, link

Wicked Plants: The Weed That Killed Lincoln’s Mother and Other Botanical Atrocities, by Amy Stewart, link

Urban Forests: A Natural History of Trees and People in the American Cityscape, by Jill Jonnes link


Looking Ahead to February check these Awareness Days and Historical Anniversaries:

February 1st: National Texas Day

Lone Star: A History Of Texas And The Texans, by T. R. Fehrenbach link

February 6th: National Chop Sticks Day

Chop Suey: A Cultural History of Chinese Food in the United States, by Andrew Coe

February 8th: National Iowa Day

The Conservative Heartland: A Political History of the Postwar American Midwest, Narrated by Mike Chamberlain, Teri Schnaubelt link

February 9th: National Pizza Day

Slice Harvester: A Memoir in Pizza, by Colin Atrophy Hagendorf link

 February 18TH: National Drink Wine Day

The Dirty Guide to Wine: Following Flavor from Ground to Glass, by Alice Feiring link

February 26th: National Read a Fairy Tale Day

Timeless Tales of Beatrix Potter: Peter Rabbit and Friends, by Beatrix Potter link

This Month in History:

February 2, 1848 – The war between the U.S. and Mexico ended with the signing of the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo.

A Country of Vast Designs: James K. Polk, the Mexican War and the Conquest of the American Continent, by Robert W. Merry link

February 6, 1952 – King George VI of England died. Upon his death, his daughter Princess Elizabeth became Queen Elizabeth II, Queen of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland.

Young Elizabeth: The Making of the Queen, by Kate Williams link

February 14, 1929 – The St. Valentine’s Day massacre occurred in Chicago as seven members of the Bugs Moran gang were gunned down by five of Al Capone’s mobsters posing as police.

Al Capone’s Beer Wars: A Complete History of Organized Crime in Chicago during Prohibition, by John J. Binder link

February 20, 1962 – Astronaut John Glenn became the first American launched into orbit.

The Last American Hero: The Remarkable Life of John Glenn, by Alice L. George link

February 24, 1867 – The House of Representatives voted to impeach President Andrew Johnson.

Impeached: The Trial of President Andrew Johnson and the Fight for Lincoln’s Legacy, by David O. Stewart link

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