Beyond Bestsellers - Nonfiction

January - March 2015 Issue





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Ackerman, Diane.  The Human Age: The World Shaped By Us
Ackroyd, Peter.  Charlie Chaplin: A Brief Life
Aftel, Mandy.  Fragrant: The Secret Life of Scent
Alinder, Mary Street.  Group f.64: Edward Weston, Ansel Adams, Imogen Cunningham, and the Community of Artists Who Revolutionized American Photography
Almond, Steve.  Against Football: One Fan’s Reluctant Manifesto
Armstrong, Karen.  Fields of Blood: Religion and the History of Violence

Bai, Matt.  All The Truth Is Out: The Fall of Gary Hart and the Rise of Tabloid Politics
Baptist, Edward E.  The Half Has Never Been Told: Slavery and the Making of American Capitalism
Beachy, Robert.  Gay Berlin: Birthplace of a Modern Identity
Bell, Ian.  Time Out of Mind: The Lives of Bob Dylan
Bragg, Rick.  Jerry Lee Lewis: His Own Story
Branch, John.  Boy on Ice: The Life and Death of Derek Boogaard
Brand, Christo with Barbara Jones.  Mandela: My Prisoner, My Friend

Calvino, Italo.  Collection of Sand: Essays
Carr, Nicholas.  The Glass Cage: Automation and Us

Darman, Jonathan.  Landslide: LBJ and Ronald Reagan at the Dawn of a New America

Eig, Jonathan.  The Birth of the Pill: How Four Crusaders Reinvented Sex and Launched a Revolution

Fukuyama, Francis.  Political Order and Political Decay: From the Industrial Revolution to the Globalization of Democracy

Garelick, Ronda K.  Mademoiselle: Coco Chanel and the Pulse of History
Gawande, Atul.  Being Mortal: Medicine and What Matters in the End
Gay, Roxane.  Bad Feminist: Essays
Gefter, Philip.  Wagstaff: Before and After Mapplethorpe
Genoways, Ted.  The Chain: Farm, Factory, and the Fate of Our Food
Goodman, Ruth.  How to Be a Victorian: A Dawn-to-Dusk Guide to Victorian Life
Gwynne, S.C.  Rebel Yell: The Violence, Passion, and Redemption of Stonewall Jackson

Hancock, Herbie with Lisa Dickey.  Possibilities
Hirsch, Edward.  Gabriel: A Poem.
Hobbs, Jeff.  The Short and Tragic Life of Robert Peace: A Brilliant Young Man Who Left Newark for the Ivy League
Howley, Kerry.  Thrown

Isaacson, Walter.  The Innovators: How a Group of Inventors, Hackers, Geniuses, and Geeks Created the Digital Revolution

Johnson, Marilyn.  Lives in Ruins: Archaeologists and the Seductive Lure of Human Rubble

Kelly, Thomas Forrest.  Capturing Music: The Story of Notation.
Kenneally, Christine.  The Invisible History of the Human Race: How DNA and History Shape Our Identities and Our Futures
Kim, Suki.  Without You, There Is No Us: My Time with the Sons of North Korea’s Elite
Krist, Gary.  Empire of Sin: A Story of Sex, Jazz, Murder, and the Battle for Modern New Orleans
Kristof, Nicholas D. and Sheryl WuDunn.  A Path Appears: Transforming Lives, Creating Opportunity
Kwarteng, Kwasi.  War and Gold: A 500-year History of Empires, Adventures, and Debt

Lahr, John.  Tennessee Williams: Mad Pilgrimage of the Flesh
Lamott, Anne.  Small Victories: Spotting Improbable Moments of Grace
Leaming, Barbara.  Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy Onassis: The Untold Story
Lear, Norman.  Even This I Get to Experience
Lee, Hermione.  Penelope Fitzgerald: A Life
LeoGrande, William M. and Peter Kornbluh.  Back Channel to Cuba: The Hidden History of Negotiations Between Washington and Havana
Lepore, Jill.  The Secret History of Wonder Woman
Levine, Amy-Jill.  Short Stories by Jesus: The Enigmatic Parables of a Controversial Rabbi
Levy, Deborah.  Things I Don’t Want to Know: On Writing
Lichtblau, Eric.  The Nazis Next Door: How America Became a Safe Haven for Hitler’s Men

MacLean, Rory.  Berlin: Portrait of a City Through the Centuries
McBee, Thomas Page.  Man Alive: A True Story of Violence, Forgiveness, and Becoming A Man
Madrick, Jeff.  Seven Bad Ideas: How Mainstream Economists Have Damaged America and the World
Marcus, Greil.  The History of Rock ‘n’ Roll in Ten Songs
Meredith, Martin.  The Fortunes of Africa: A 5,000-Year History of Wealth, Greed, and Endeavor
Merkin, Daphne.  The Fame Lunches: On Wounded Icons, Money, Sex, the Brontes, and the Importance of Handbags
Moorehead, Caroline.  Village of Secrets: Defying the Nazis in Vichy France

Penny, Laurie.  Unspeakable Things: Sex, Lies, and Revolution
Pinker, Steven.  The Sense of Style: The Thinking Person’s Guide to Writing in the 21st Century
Pollitt, Katha.  Pro: Reclaiming Abortion Rights

Richtel, Matt.  A Deadly Wandering: A Tale of Tragedy and Redemption in the Age of Attention
Ritz, David.  Respect: The Life of Aretha Franklin
Roberts, Andrew.  Napoleon: A Life
Roberts, Paul.  The Impulse Society: America in the Age of Instant Gratification

Schneider, Peter.  Berlin Now: The City after the Wall
Secrest, Meryle.  Elsa Schiaparelli
Smith, Michael.  Shackleton: By Endurance We Conquer
Smith, Richard Norton.  On His Own Terms: A Life of Nelson Rockefeller
Stark, Lizzie.  Pandora’s DNA: Tracing the Breast Cancer Genes Through History, Science, and One Family Tree
Stangneth, Bettina. Eichmann Before Jerusalem: The Unexamined Life of a Mass Murderer
Stevenson, Bryan.  Just Mercy.  A Story of Justice and Redemption
Stott, Andrew McConnell.  The Poet and the Vampyre: The Curse of Byron and the Birth of Literature’s Greatest Monsters

Tobar, Hector.  Deep Down Dark: The Untold Stories of 33 Men Buried in a Chilean Mine, and the Miracle that Set Them Free
Tooze, Adam.  The Deluge: The Great War, America and the Remaking of the Global Order, 1916-1931

Vallianatos, E. G. and McKay Jenkins.  Poison Spring: The Secret History of Pollution and the E.P.A. 

Wilson, A. N.  Victoria: A Life
Worsley, Lucy.  The Art of the English Murder: From Jack the Ripper and Sherlock Holmes to Agatha Christie and Alfred Hitchcock
Wright, Lawrence.  Thirteen Days in September: Carter, Begin, and Sadat at Camp David