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The Journal Gazette

Wednesday, February 07, 2018 1:00 am

New library books

The following biographies are new at the Dupont Branch of the Allen County Public Library.

 

“Gold Dust Woman: The Biography of Stevie Nicks”by Stephen Davis

An in-depth portrait of the classic rock artist includes coverage of such topics as her role in the stardom of Fleetwood Mac, the affairs that inspired her greatest songs, her struggles with addiction and her successful solo career.

 

“Bobby Kennedy:A Raging Spirit”by Chris Matthews

A portrait of Robert F. Kennedy depicts him as a perpetual family underdog, shares insights into his decision to join the Navy as a common sailor, his ability to connect with voters from all walks of life and his assassination during his 1968 presidential campaign.

 

“Prairie Fires: The American Dreams of Laura Ingalls Wilder”by Caroline Fraser

A comprehensive historical portrait of Wilder draws on unpublished manuscripts, letters, diaries and official records to fill in the gaps in her official story, sharing details about her pioneer experiences.

 

“The Far Away Brothers” by Lauren Markham

An urgent chronicle of contemporary immigration follows the harrowing journey of a pair of teenage twins from El Salvador who were forced by gang violence to seek safety and a better life in the United States, an endeavor marked by family estrangement, a mounting coyote debt and America's complicated immigration policies.

 

“The Bettencourt Affair: The World's Richest Woman and the Scandal That Rocked Paris”by Thomas Sancton

Describes the life of L'Oreal heiress Liliane Bettencourt, the world's richest woman, and the scandal surrounding her and her fortune that involves an accused con man, artist, and photographer, as well as supposed political payoffs and World War II secrets.