New Non-Fiction Spans Local to Global Waters

A wide array of recently-added non-fiction covers local history to global economics, uncovering catastrophes a continent away to tragedies that have transpired on our mighty, majestic Mississippi River.
On a lighter note – both in subject matter and alliteration – we have some unique new cookbooks, a follow-up to that magical tidying book (just in time for spring), and a well-illustrated bead and wire jewelry manual.   All new title names are listed below:

photo of two new books about the Mississippi River displayed sise-by-side on top of a low bookshelf

“A Bit of Old Holland”: Recipes From Dutch Village Holland, Michigan

Climbing the Mississippi River Bridge by Bridge, by Mary C. Aubry Costello *Incredible: the author sketched each bridge from New Orleans all the way up to Luling, Iowa and provides fascinating historical and architectural info about each as well

The Encyclopedia of Flowers, by Derek Fell

Indian Mounds at Albany, Illinois (Davenport Museum Anthropological Papers), by Elaine Bluther Herold and Paul Jamison

My Trek with Divine Destiny, by Horst Hehr

Mississippi River Tragedies: A Century of Unnatural Disaster, by Christine A. Klein and Sandra Zellmer

Spark Joy: An Illustrated Master Class on the Art of Organizing and Tidying Up, by Marie Kondo

Lincoln’s Greatest Case: The River, The Bridge, and the Making of America, by Brian McGinty

Log Cabins to Steeples: The Complete Story of the United Methodist Way in Illinois, including all constituent elements of the United Methodist Church, by J. Gordon Melton

Amish-Country Cookbook, Vol. 1, by Bob and Sue Miller and Ken Nissley

Bead On a Wire: Making Handcrafted Wire and Beaded Jewelry, by Sharilyn Miller

Kalona Historical Village Cook Book, edited by Jan Peterseim

West of Eden: An American Place, by Jean Stein

Between Debt and the Devil: Money, Credit, and Fixing Global Finance, by Adair Turner

13 Hours: The Inside Account of What Really Happened in Benghazi, by Mitchell Zuckoff

photo of three new non-fiction books displayed upright on the libary table