New Books List

Publisher:

London : Gallery, 2021.

Call Number:

KIC 923.4073 B585B 2021

Pages:

255 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.

Subject:

History and Geography

Summary:
A deeply moving memoir of addiction, loss, and survival. This is Hunter Biden’s story of tragedy and trauma, and his journey to overcome it all. 'In his harrowing and compulsively readable memoir, Hunter Biden tells it all with a bravery that is both heartbreaking and quite gorgeous. He starts with a question: Where’s Hunter? The answer is he’s in this book, the good, the bad, and the beautiful.’ Stephen King. When he was two years old, Hunter Biden was badly injured in a car accident that killed his mother and baby sister. In 2015, he suffered the devastating loss of his beloved big brother, Beau, who died of brain cancer at the age of 46. These hardships were compounded by the collapse of his marriage and a years-long battle with drug and alcohol addiction. In Beautiful Things, Hunter recounts his descent into substance abuse and his tortuous path to sobriety. The story ends with where Hunter is today—a sober married man with a new baby, finally able to appreciate the beautiful things in life.
Publisher:

New Haven : Yale University press, 2022.

Call Number:

KIC 956.03 F259C 2022

Pages:

x, 251 pages, 12 pages of plates : illustrations, 1 map ; 24 cm.

Subject:

History and Geography

Summary:
The first comprehensive history of the 1921 Cairo Conference which reveals its enduring impact on the modern Middle East. Called by Winston Churchill in 1921, the Cairo Conference set out to redraw the map of the Middle East in the wake of the First World War and the collapse of the Ottoman Empire. The summit established the states of Iraq and Jordan as part of the Sherifian Solution and confirmed the establishment of a Jewish homeland in Palestine—the future state of Israel. No other conference had such an enduring impact on the region. C. Brad Faught demonstrates how the conference, although dominated by the British with limited local participation, was an ambitious, if ultimately unsuccessful, attempt to move the Middle East into the world of modern nationalism. Faught reveals that many officials, including T. E. Lawrence and Gertrude Bell, were driven by the determination for state building in the area to succeed. Their prejudices, combined with their abilities, would profoundly alter the Middle East for decades to come.
Publisher:

London : Century, an imprint of Penguin Books, 2022.

Call Number:

KIC 923.2041 P317D 2022

Pages:

Various pagings : illustrations, photographs ; 23 cm.

Subject:

History and Geography

Summary:
Twenty-five years after her tragic death, James Patterson tells the heartbreaking true story of Princess Diana's life as a mother and a global icon. At the age of thirteen, she became Lady Diana Spencer. At twenty, Princess of Wales. At twenty-one, she earned her most important title: Mother. As she fell in love, first with Prince Charles and then with her sons, William and Harry, the world fell in love with the young royal family - Diana most of all. With one son destined to be King and one needing to find his own way, she taught them lessons about royal tradition and also real life. 'William and Harry will be properly prepared,' Diana once promised. 'I am making sure of this.' Even after her tragic death, the strength of her love for her sons remains an enduring inspiration, not only for the two princes, but for the entire world.
Publisher:

London : Head of Zeus, part of Bloomsbury 2022.

Call Number:

KIC 946 T789E 2022

Pages:

320 pages : illustrations (chiefly color), color maps ; 24 cm.

Subject:

History and Geography

Summary:
In España, Giles Tremlett, who has lived in and written about Spain for over thirty years, swiftly traces every stretch of Spain's history to argue that a lack of a homogenous identity is Spain's defining trait. With gorgeous color images, España is perfect for lovers of Spain and fans of international history.
Publisher:

London : Penguin, 2022.

Call Number:

KIC 949.6503 Y85F 2022

Pages:

x, 313 pages ; 19 cm.

Subject:

History and Geography

Summary:
Free is an engrossing memoir of coming of age amid political upheaval. With acute insight and wit, Lea Ypi traces the limits of progress and the burden of the past, illuminating the spaces between ideals and reality, and the hopes and fears of people pulled up by the sweep of history.
Publisher:

New York : Simon & Schuster, 2022.

Call Number:

KIC 923.1047 B877F 2022

Pages:

xii, 313 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.

Subject:

History and Geography

Summary:
When Bill Browder’s young Russian lawyer, Sergei Magnitsky, was beaten to death in a Moscow jail, Browder made it his life’s mission to go after his killers and make sure they faced justice. The first step of that mission was to uncover who was behind the
Publisher:

London : Penguin Books, 2022.

Call Number:

KIC 926.61 A696I 2022

Pages:

x, 309 pages : illustration ; 22 cm.

Subject:

History and Geography

Summary:
A refugee's story of grit and resilience and the extraordinary contribution he made to society once given the chance, from the war torn streets of Afghanistan to studying medicine at Cambridge, now saving lives worldwide. Born in war-torn Afghanistan, Waheed Arian's earliest memories are of bombs. Fleeing the conflict with his family, he spent much of his childhood in refugee camps in Pakistan, living sometimes ten to a room without basic sanitation or access to education. After he contracted tuberculosis, his first-hand experience of the power of medicine inspired Waheed to dedicate his life to healing others. But how does a boy with nothing hope to become a doctor? Waheed largely taught himself, from textbooks bought from street-sellers, and learned English from the BBC World Service. Smuggled to the UK at fifteen with just
Publisher:

London : Macmillan, 2022.

Call Number:

KIC 923.1041 H264Q 2022

Pages:

x, 694 pages, 24 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, genealogical table ; 24 cm.

Subject:

History and Geography

Summary:
The definitive biography of Her Majesty The Queen, written by one of Britain's leading royal authorities. With original insights from those who know her best, unseen papers, new interviews with world leaders, and a fresh perspective on the longest reign in British history, the biographer tells the full life story of the most famous woman in the world. Like her father and grandfather before her, Elizabeth II was not born to be monarch. Yet she has reigned through more change than any sovereign since 1066. From her accession as a young mother of two in 1952 to the age of COVID-19, she has become a global phenomenon commanding unrivaled respect and affection. This book follows the astonishing journey of the quietly determined young woman who has gone on to lead her family and her people through good times and bad for longer than most people have been alive. This is a must-read study of dynastic survival and renewal, spanning abdication, war, romance, danger, tragedy, drama, brickbats, laughter, heroes, and villains, right up to the present day. The writer brings his experience and expertise to this richly entertaining portrait of a world leader who remains as intriguing as the morning she came to the Throne, aged twenty-five
Publisher:

London : Blink Publishing, 2022.

Call Number:

KIC 923.2041 B786R 2022

Pages:

xii, 452 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm.

Subject:

History and Geography

Summary:
Meghan Markle's trajectory from unknown actress to world icon is remarkable. After a childhood spent on Hollywood film sets, she fought hard for stardom. But even when she landed her breakthrough role, her lifelong dream of celebrity remained elusive. In 2016 she created the ultimate fairy-tale ending: she captivated her very own prince. Finally, the world was her stage. The British Royal Family believed that the dizzy success of the Sussex wedding, watched and celebrated around the world, was the beginning of a new era for the Windsors. Yet, within one tumultuous year, the dream became a nightmare. In the aftermath of the infamous Megxit split and the Oprah Winfrey interview, the Royal Family's fate seems persistently threatened.
Publisher:

New Haven : Yale University press, 2022.

Call Number:

KIC 923.1047 R643S 2022

Pages:

259 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.

Subject:

History and Geography

Summary:
In this engaging life of the twentieth century’s most self-consciously learned dictator, Geoffrey Roberts explores the books Stalin read, how he read them, and what they taught him. Stalin firmly believed in the transformative potential of words, and his voracious appetite for reading guided him throughout his years. A biography as well as an intellectual portrait, this book explores all aspects of Stalin’s tumultuous life and politics. Stalin, an avid reader from an early age, amassed a surprisingly diverse personal collection of thousands of books, many of which he marked and annotated, revealing his intimate thoughts, feelings, and beliefs. Based on his wide-ranging research in Russian archives, Roberts tells the story of the creation, fragmentation, and resurrection of Stalin’s personal library. As a true believer in communist ideology, Stalin was a fanatical idealist who hated his enemies—the bourgeoisie, kulaks, capitalists, imperialists, reactionaries, counter-revolutionaries, traitors—but detested their ideas even more.
Publisher:

London : Bantam, 2022.

Call Number:

KIC 926.61 Y82S 2022

Pages:

305 pages ; 23 cm.

Subject:

History and Geography

Summary:
Dr Shahed Yousaf spends his time running between emergencies - from overdoses to assaults, from cell fires to suicides - with one hand perpetually hovering over the panic button. Being a prison doctor is not for the faint-hearted. An outsider on the inside, in Stitched Up he introduces us to a cast of unforgettable characters, including killers, con men and auto-cannibals. To Dr Yousaf, they are patients first and prisoners second - because any one of us could end up on the wrong side of the law. Dedicated to caring for people on the margins of society, he tells us honestly and compassionately what it's like to be their doctor in a system that's chronically overcrowded, drastically under-resourced and all too easy to ignore. But while the system is failing, he and his colleagues are doing their very best to prop it up. In stories that are frequently harrowing, sometimes humorous and always hard-hitting, we discover how difficult it is to be locked up - but that there is still hope for all those who dare to care.
Publisher:

London : Frances Lincoln, 2022.

Call Number:

KIC 927.71 G514W 2022

Pages:

222 pages, 2 unnumbered pages : illustrations (some color), portraits ; 25 cm.

Subject:

History and Geography

Summary:
Women’s Work tells the story of this radical change, highlighting some of the modern and contemporary artists who dared to defy this hierarchy and who, through, experimentation and invention, transformed their medium.
Publisher:

London : Canbury Press, 2022.

Call Number:

KIC 923.10477 D433Z 2022

Pages:

243 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm.

Subject:

History and Geography

Summary:
Volodymyr Zelensky has won praise across the world for his leadership after Russia's full-scale invasion of Ukraine. Few outside of Ukraine know the twists and turns of his life before he was elected president. At the age of 20, the Jewish boy from the provincial town of Kryvyi Rih was a star of the stage. At 30, the comedian and actor headed a multimillion-dollar company. At 40, in the hit series Servant of the People, Zelensky played the Ukrainian president he aspired to be: an outsider who takes on his country’s corrupt political and business elite. ‘If I am elected, they will first sling mud at me,’ said Zelensky in 2018, six days before he announced his candidacy, ‘then they will learn to respect me, and finally cry when I leave.’In Zelensky, Steven Derix describes the impressive life story of an actor who played a president on TV before being thrust into the role of real-life wartime leader.