Beyond Bestsellers - Nonfiction

January - March 2013 Issue

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Avrich, Paul.  Sasha and Emma: The Anarchist Odyssey of Alexander Berkman and Emma Goldman.

Baker, Nicholson.  The Way the World Works: Essays
Bartlett, Donald L.  The Betrayal of the American Dream
Bateson, John.  The Final Leap: Suicide on the Golden Gate Bridge
Beevor, Antony.  The Second World War
Belluck, Pam.  Island Practice: Cobblestone Rash, Underground Tom, and other Adventures of a Nantucket Doctor
Brands, H.W.  The Man Who Saved the Union: Ulysses Grant in War and Peace
Byrne, David.  How Music Works

Chafe, William H.  Bill and Hillary: The Politics of the Personal
Chandrasekaran, Rajiv.  Little America: The War Within the War for Afghanistan
Clifton, Lucille.  The Collected Poems of Lucille Clifton 1965-2010
Crespino, Joseph.  Strom Thurmond’s America

Echols, Damien.  Life After Death
Egan, Timothy.  Short Nights of the Shadow Catcher: The Epic Life and Immortal Photographs of Edward Curtis
Eichenwald, Kurt.  500 Days: Secrets and Lies in the Terror Wars
Enright, Anne.  Making Babies: Stumbling Into Motherhood

Felt, Hali.  Soundings: The Remarkable Woman Who Mapped the Ocean Floor
Fortey, Richard.  Horseshoe Crabs and Velvet Worms: the Story of the Animals and Plants that Time Has Left Behind

Gibbs, Nancy.  The Presidents Club: Inside the World’s Most Exclusive Fraternity. 
Global Weirdness: Severe Storms, Deadly Heat Waves, Relentless Drought, Rising Seas, and the Weather of the Future.  Climate Central
Guy, John.  Thomas Becket: Warrior, Priest, Rebel: A Nine-Hundred-Year-Old Story Retold

Hansen, Valerie.  The Silk Road: A New History
Hitchens, Christopher.  Mortality

Johansson, Frans.  The Click Moment: Seizing Opportunities in an Unpredictable World
Johnson, Joyce.  The Voice Is All: the Lonely Victory of Jack Kerouac
Jones, Lesley-Ann.  Mercury: An Intimate Biography of Freddie Mercury
Kelly, John.  The Graves Are Walking: The Great Famine and the Saga of the Irish People

King, Ross.  Leonardo and the Last Supper
Krauss, Lawrence M.  A Universe From Nothing: Why There Is Something Rather Than Nothing

Lehrer, Jonah.  Imagine: How Creativity Works
Lindbergh, Anne Morrow.  Against Wind and Tide: Letters and Journals, 1947-1986

McDermott, Terry.  The Hunt for KSM: Inside the Pursuit and Takedown of the Real 9/11 Mastermind, Khalid Sheikh Mohammed
Macintyre, Ben.  Double Cross: The True Story of the D-Day Spies
McNamee, Thomas.  The Man Who Changed the Way We Eat: Craig Claiborne and the American Food Renaissance
McWilliam, Candia.  What to Look for in Winter: A Memoir of Blindness
Manchester, William.  The Last Lion: Winston Spencer Churchill, Defender of the Realm, 1940-1965
Max, D.T.  Every Love Story is a Ghost Story: A Life of David Foster Wallace
Meacham, Jon.  Thomas Jefferson: The Art of Power
Merry, Robert V.  Where They Stand: The American Presidents in the Eyes of Voters and Historians.
Mishra, Pankaj.  From the Ruins of Empire: The Intellectuals Who Remade Asia
Montgomery, David R.  The Rocks Don’t Lie: A Geologist Investigates Noah’s Flood
Natterson-Horowitz, Barbara.  Zoobiquity: What Animals Can Teach Us About Health and the Science of Healing
Niven, Penelope.  Thornton Wilder: A Life

Olds, Sharon.  Stag’s Leap. (Poetry) 
Orwell, George.  Diaries
Pantsov, Alexander V.  Mao: The Real Story

Quammen, David.  Spillover: Animal Infections and the Next Human Pandemic

Rappaport, Helen.  A Magnificent Obsession: Victoria, Albert, and the Death That Changed the British Monarchy
Ray, Janisse. The Seed Underground: A Growing Revolution to Save Food
Rigney, Matt.  In Pursuit of Giants: One Man’s Global Search for the Last of the Great Fish
Romano, Carlin.  America the Philosophical.
Rosenfeld, Seth.  Subversives: The FBI’s War on Student Radicals and Reagan’s Rise to Power
Roth, Marco.  The Scientists: A Family Romance

Sacks, Oliver.  Hallucinations
Scharf, Caleb.  Gravity’s Engines: How Bubble-Blowing Black Holes Rule Galaxies, Stars, and Life in the Cosmos
Schwalbe, Will.  The End of Your Life Book Club
Share, Don.  The Open Door: One Hundred Poems, One Hundred Years of Poetry Magazine
Silver, Charlotte.  Charlotte Au Chocolat: Memories of a Restaurant Girlhood
Skinner, David.  The Story of Ain’t: America, Its Language, and the Most Controversial Dictionary Ever Published
Slotkin, Richard.  The Long Road to Antietam: How the Civil War Became a Revolution
Soloman, Andrew.  Far from the Tree: Parents, Children, and the Search for Identity
Souder, William.  On a Farther Shore: The Life and Legacy of Rachel Carson
Spitz, Bob.  Dearie: The Remarkable Life of Julia Child
Sykes, Bryan.  DNA USA: A Genetic Portrait of America

Tabor, James D.  Paul and Jesus: How the Apostle Transformed Christianity
Thomson, David. The Big Screen: The Story of the Movies
Toobin, Jeffrey. The Oath: The Obama White House and the Supreme Court
Turner, John G.  Brigham Young: Pioneer Prophet

Wahab, Saima.  In My Father’s Country: An Afghan Woman Defies Her Fate
Wasik, Bill.  Rabid: A Cultural History of the World’s Most Diabolical Virus
Williams, Florence.  Breasts: A Natural and Unnatural History
Wilson, Bee.  Consider the Fork: A History of How We Cook and Eat
Wolf, Naomi.  Vagina: A New Biography
Wolmar, Christian.  The Great Railroad Revolution: the History of Trains in America

Zimmerman, Jean.  Love, Fiercely: A Gilded Age Romance