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The Journal Gazette

Wednesday, January 02, 2019 1:00 am

New library books

The following works of nonfiction are new at the Waynedale branch of the Allen County Public Library.

 

“In Extremis” by Lindsey Hilsum

Hilsum describes the life and tragic death of the accomplished war correspondent Marie Colvin, who lost an eye reporting in Sri Lanka during its civil war; interviewed Moammar Gaddafi twice; and covered conflicts in Chechnya, Kosovo and Zimbabwe in her fearless and iconoclastic style.

 

“When the Wolves Bite” by Scott Wapner

In an entertaining business story and cautionary tale about the power that lives in the hands of a precious few, this is the inside story of the clash of two of Wall Street's biggest players over Herbalife, which became a years-long feud. It shows the extreme measures the participants were willing to take.

 

“All You Can Ever Know: A Memoir” by Nicole Chung

A Korean adoptee who grew up with a white family in Oregon discusses her journey to find her identity as an Asian-American woman and a writer after becoming curious about her origins.

 

“Kangaroo Squadron” by Bruce Gamble

Based on personal letters and diaries, interviews, memoirs and Japanese sources, this book describes the resilient and successful Australia-based squadron that was the first American unit to fire back at the Japanese after Pearl Harbor.

 

“Getting Real About Getting Older” by Linda K. Stroh

A compassionate and reassuring book for anyone facing the physical and emotional challenges of growing older focuses on real-life stories, concerns and advice of people in their 60s and beyond.