A round-up of some of the best non-fiction out recently.
THE STRENGTH OF HOPE Abram Goldberg with Fiona Harris • Affirm Press
The day Abram and his mother arrived at Auschwitz death camp they both knew it would be her last. In their final moment together, Abram’s mum urged her 19-year-old son to ‘do everything humanly possible to survive and tell people what happened here’. Then she was murdered.
Abram survived and after liberation, he found his way to Belgium, where he met and married fellow Auschwitz survivor Cesia. Abram has never forgotten his mother’s last words to him. And in their 75 years of marriage, Abram and Cesia have remained dedicated to educating people about the Holocaust.
Marie Curie, Max Planck, Niels Bohr, Werner Heisenberg, Ernst Schrodinger, and Albert Einstein didn’t only revolutionise physics; they redefined our world and the reality we live in. In The Age of Uncertainty, Tobias Hurter brings to life the golden age of physics and its dazzling, flawed, and unforgettable heroes and heroines. He immerses us in a half century of global turmoil against which some of humankind’s greatest and strangest scientific discoveries unfolded, expertly guiding us through the brilliant and mind-bending ideas that turned the world on its head.
Featuring forewords from bandmates Mick Jagger and Keith Richards, this is the official and fully authorised biography of the world’s most revered and celebrated drummer.
Mid-1962. The newly formed Rolling Stones are on the hunt for a permanent drummer. Their sights are set on Charlie Watts, a jazz musician already well known within London’s rhythm and blues clubs, and they persuade him to take on the job.
Drawing on new interviews with his family, friends and former bandmates – Charlie’s Good Tonight is the remarkable life story of Charlie Watts.
THE C WORD (CONFIDENCE) Mel Schilling • Murdoch Books
If you think you weren’t born with confidence, it’s time for a reframe. Step beyond imposter syndrome or a crisis of self-belief with this practical guide to making friends with your fear and building the skills of confidence in every aspect of your life.
Human behaviour and performance specialist Mel Schilling walks you step by step through taking control of your relationships, career and life, and demonstrating that confidence, resilience and self-esteem are skillsets to be learned and are essential to helping you thrive. Building on the work she does to coach celebrities, world leaders and game changers, now anyone can learn the tools and skills to expand their comfort zone.