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The Journal Gazette

Wednesday, July 04, 2018 1:00 am

New library books

These works of nonfiction are new at the Hessen Cassel branch of the Allen County Public Library.

 

“Advice for Future Corpses (and Those Who Love Them): A Practical Perspective on Death and Dying”by Sallie Tisdale

A guide to preparing for death offers readers practical advice, stories and personal experiences.

 

“Black Klansman: Race, Hate, and the Undercover Investigation of a Lifetime”by Ron Stallworth

Relates how a black detective went undercover to investigate the Ku Klux Klan in 1978, describing how he disrupted Klan activities and exposed white supremacists in the military.

 

“Ruthless Tide: The Heroes and Villains of the Johnstown Flood, America's Astonishing Gilded Age Disaster”by Al Roker

An account of the 1889 Johnstown Flood traces the conditions that led to the South Fork Dam breach, killing thousands in what remains the deadliest flood in U.S. history.

 

“The Good Mothers: The True Story of the Women Who Took on the World's Most Powerful Mafia” by Alex Perry

After one abused wife is murdered for turning state's evidence, prosecutor Alessandra Cerreti convinces two more mafia wives to testify against one of the most ruthless syndicates in the world.

 

“First in Line: Presidents, Vice Presidents, and the Pursuit of Power”by Kate Andersen Brower

Explores 13 vice presidents of the modern era, discussing the relationship between president and vice president and how this connection influenced each vice president's political future.