May 2019 New Titles: Non-Fiction Previews

With the 75th anniversary of D-Day on the horizon in early June, James Holland leads a brotherly band of commemorative history titles this month with his latest book Normandy ’44. We also take delivery of not one, but two memorable midwifery memoirs, Simply A Midwife by Edna Adan Ismail and Hard Pushed by Leah Hazard, both of which remind us what treasures midwives are, and what an extraordinary business giving birth to another human being remains.

The fact that Michelle Obama’s memoir is still selling strongly reminds us of the continued importance of going high not low. And yet, in their...

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