new books the pick of this month’s non-fic­tion

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Amer­i­can King­pin

Nick Bil­ton Vir­gin Books, May 4

The Silk Road was an on­line mar­ket­place on the Dark Web, where forged pass­ports, drugs and guns were sold. Be­hind it all was Ross Ul­bricht, aka Dread Pi­rate Roberts. True story about how a man built an il­le­gal em­pire from his bed­room. Itab Az­zam and Dina Mou­sawi Trapeze, May 4

The authors talked to women in Syria and refugees about their favourite recipes, which in­clude hot yo­gurt soup with turmeric and cherry meat­balls. Prof­its go to a refugees char­ity. What Doesn’t Kill Us Scott Car­ney Scribe, May 11 Scott Car­ney spent his days in front of a screen un­til he de­cided to change his life. He speaks to ath­letes, train­ers and sci­en­tists and ar­gues that con­di­tion­ing, high al­ti­tudes and freez­ing wa­ter could re­new lost evo­lu­tion­ary ca­pa­bil­i­ties.

Syria: Recipes From Home

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