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Newest Non-fiction Book:
Gandhi: Before India by Ramachandra Guha
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In 1893, when Gandhi set sail for South Africa, he was a twenty-three-year-old lawyer who had failed to establish himself in India. In this remarkable biography, the author makes clear the fundamental ways in which Gandhi’s ideas were shaped before his return to India in 1915.

It was during his years in England and South Africa that Gandhi came to understand the nature of imperialism and racism; and in South Africa that he forged the philosophy and techniques that would undermine and eventually overthrow the British Raj.

Gandhi: Before India gives us equally vivid portraits of the man and the world he lived in: a world of sharp contrasts among the coastal culture of his birthplace, High Victorian London, and colonial South Africa. It explores in abundant detail Gandhi’s experiments with dissident cults such as the Tolstoyans; his friendships with radical Jews, heterodox Christians, and devout Muslims; his enmities and rivalries; and his often overlooked failures as a husband and father. It tells the dramatic, profoundly moving story of how Gandhi inspired the devotion of thousands of followers in South Africa as he mobilized a cross-class and inter-religious coalition, pledged to non-violence in their battle against a brutally racist regime.


More New Adult Non-Fiction:
Hidden Girl: the True Story of a Modern-Day Child Slave by Shyima Hall
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Shyima Hall was born in Egypt on September 29th, 1989, the seventh child of desperately poor parents. When she was eight, her parents sold her into slavery.

Shyima then moved two hours away to Egypt's capital city of Cairo to live with a wealthy family and serve them eighteen hours a day, seven days a week. When she was ten, her captors moved to Orange County, California, smuggling Shyima with them.

Two years later, an anonymous call from a neighbor brought about the end of Shyima's servitude, but her journey to true freedom was far from over. A volunteer at her local police department since she was a teenager, Shyima is passionate about helping to rescue others who are in bondage. Now a US citizen, she regularly speaks out about human trafficking and intends to one day become an immigration officer.

You Can Date Boys When You're Forty: Dave Barry on Parenting and Other Topics He Knows Very Little About by Dave Barry
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In uproarious, brand-new pieces, Barry tackles everything from family trips to bat mitzvah parties and dating.

He's serious about that title: When my daughter can legally commence dating, February 24, 2040, I intend to monitor her closely, even if I am deceased. The book covers funeral instructions (I would like my eulogy to be given by William Shatner), the differences between male and female friendships, the deeper meaning of Fifty Shades of Grey, and a father's ultimate sacrifice: accompanying his daughter to a Justin Bieber concert. (It turns out that the noise teenaged girls make to express happiness is the same noise they would make if their feet were being gnawed off by badgers.)


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