Statues represent our ideals and our imperfections, our heroes and our villains, those we love and those we hate. The building and destruction of statues is a constant of human history. By telling the stories behind the destruction of 21 statues, this book travels through time from ancient times to the present day. Proud or ruined, these symbols of our identity give us more than an understanding of our past. In the wars that rage around them, they may also hold the key to our future. Peter Hughes explores how yesterday’s hero becomes today’s villain. Pre-order your copy today: smarturl.it/21Statues
It’s basically the weekend! Let’s all get cheap books!
My delight in cheap books continues to know no bounds. I look at them every single day and now I am here to share some cheap nonfiction with you. HAPPY FRIDAY.
Anne Boleyn: 500 Years of Lies by Hayley Nolan ($4.99)
Did you see The Other Boleyn Girl? It made me so mad! It basically took every rumor about Anne Boleyn and said “sure, why not.” Well here, Nolan is out to break down those lies and talk about “the shocking suppression of a powerful woman.” Also this cover’s pretty solid. I’m a fan. Learn some facts about the most famous of the Tudor wives!
Out of the Silence: After the Crash by Eduardo Strauch, Mireya Soriano ($4.99)
Welcome to the United States of Anxiety: Observations from a Reforming Neurotic by Jen Lancaster ($4.99)
Monsoon Mansion: A Memoir by Cinelle Barnes ($4.99)
To the Bridge: A True Story of Motherhood and Murder by Nancy Rommelmann ($1.99)
Doc: A Memoir by Dwight Gooden and Ellis Henican ($5.99)
I know close to nothing about sports, so I thought this was a medical memoir, but turns out, Dwight Gooden is a baseball player! A baseball player who mainly played in the ’80s and ’90s. This is a memoir of “talent, addiction, and recovery from one of the greatest baseball pitchers of all time.”
Tomboyland: Essays by Melissa Faliveno ($4.99)
For a Song and a Hundred Songs: A Poet’s Journey Through a Chinese Prison by Liao Yiwu and Wenguang Huang ($5.99)
For more nonfiction reads, check out the For Real podcast which I co-host with the excellent Kim here at Book Riot. If you have any questions/comments/book suggestions, you can find me on social media @itsalicetime. Until next time, enjoy those facts, fellow nerds.