A selection of new titles by Washington authors, or of local interest.
“Good Wood: Growth, Loss, and Renewal” by Steven R. Radosevich (Oregon State University Press, $18.95). Stories of “farming, forestry, and family in the Pacific Northwest,” by a professor of forest science at Oregon State University. Tieton, Yakima County, in the upper Yakima Valley, figures prominently in Radosevich’s narrative.
“The Art of Protest: Culture and Activism from the Civil Rights Movement to the Streets of Seattle” by T.V. Reed (University of Minnesota Press, $74.95 hardcover, $24.95 paperback). A Washington State University professor of English takes a look at “the vital importance of social movements to American culture.” Includes a lengthy chapter on the Nov. 1999 “Battle of Seattle,” when the World Trade Organization was in town.
“The Warlord” by Richard H. Dickinson (Penguin, $14). In this thriller by a Seattle writer, a three-star general from the Pentagon gets shot down over Afghanistan — and finds that his background as a sniper in the jungles of Vietnam comes in handy. In stores Tuesday.
“Chicken Soup for the Teenage Soul: The Real Deal: Friends: Best, Worst, Old, New, Lost, False, True and More” and “Chicken Soup for the Teenage Soul: The Real Deal: School: Cliques, Classes, Clubs and More” by Jack Canfield, Mark Victor Hansen and Deborah Reber (Health Communications, both $12.95). Two self-help books for teenagers. Co-author Reber is a former children’s television executive based in Seattle.
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Michael Upchurch, Seattle Times book critic