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New Nonfiction Listens for November

Read by: Chris Abernathy

“A spell-binding scientific detective story.” —Andrea Mitchell

Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Walter Pincus exposes the darkest secret in American nuclear history—sixty-seven nuclear tests in the Marshall Islands that decimated a people and their land.

Read by: Cassandra Campbell

An expert analysis of Abraham Lincoln’s three most powerful speeches reveals his rhetorical genius and his thoughts on our national character.

Read by: George Newbern

“Even readers who have never visited the Crescent City will be moved by this incisive account.” —Publishers Weekly Starred Review

Laying bare the relationship between structural inequality and physical infrastructure—a relationship that has shaped all American cities—Katrina offers a chilling glimpse of the future disasters we are already creating.

Read by: Tom Perkins

David McKean’s Watching Darkness Fall will recount the rise of the Third Reich in Germany and the road to war from the perspective of four American diplomats in Europe who witnessed it firsthand: Joseph Kennedy, William Dodd, Breckinridge Long, and William Bullitt.

Read by: Ron Butler

“Thank you Duane for keeping Prince and all of our hard work and legacies alive.” —Bobby Z, drummer for The Revolution

From Prince’s superstardom to studio seclusion, this second book in the award-winning Prince Studio Sessions series spotlights how Prince, the biggest rock star on the planet at the time, risked everything to create some of the most introspective music of his four-decade career.

Read by: Jim Seybert

“[Making Your Own Luck] is a great read, which I highly recommend.” —Jim Delany, former commissioner of the Big Ten Conference

In Making Your Own Luck, former Indiana University athletic director Fred Glass recounts how even a self-described “knucklehead” learned to be prepared to recognize and seize opportunities and thus make his own luck through life.

Read by: Gareth Richards

“This is investigative journalism as good as it gets.” —Roy MacGregor, OC, author of Canadians: Portrait of a Country and Its People

In the 1840s, the Donnelly family immigrates from Ireland to the British province of Canada. Almost immediately problems develop as the patriarch of the family is sent to the Kingston Penitentiary for manslaughter, leaving his wife to raise their eight children on her own.

Read by: Simon Vance

The Story of the Country House is a witty, well-researched and absorbing retelling of the story of the British country house.” —Julian Fellowes

The fascinating story of the evolution of the country house in Britain, from its Roman precursors to the present.