Beyond Bestsellers - Nonfiction
July - September 2012 Issue
Albright, Madeleine. Prague Winter: A Personal Story of Remembrance and War, 1937-1948.
Aldous, Richard. Reagan and Thatcher: The Difficult Relationship.
Alford, Henry. Would It Kill You To Stop Doing That?: A Modern Guide to Manners.
Armitage, Simon. The Death of King Arthur: A New Verse Translation.
Avery, Kevin. Everything Is an Afterthought: The Life and Writings of Paul Nelson.
Bego, Mark. Aretha Franklin: The Queen of Soul.
Benfey, Christopher. Red Brick, Black Mountain, White Clay: Reflections on Art, Family, and Survival.
Bernier, Rosamond. Some of My Lives: A Scrapbook Memoir.
Black, George. Empire of Shadows: The Epic Story of Yellowstone.
Bonner, Raymond. Anatomy of Injustice: A Murder Case Gone Wrong.
Brewster, Hugh. Gilded Lives, Fatal Voyage: The Titanic’s First-Class Passengers and Their World.
Buonagurio, Frank. The Last Bright Days: A Young Woman’s Life in a Lithuanian Shtetl on the Eve of the Holocaust.
Burroughs, Augusten. This Is How: Proven Aid in Overcoming Shyness, Molestation, Fatness, Spinsterhood, Grief, Disease, Lushery, Decrepitude and More for the Young and Old Alike.
Butcher, Pauline. Freak Out! My Life with Frank Zappa.
Butler, Blake. Nothing: A Portrait of Insomnia.
Cahan, Richard. The Lost Panoramas: When Chicago Changed Its River and the Land Beyond.
Caro, Robert A. The Passage of Power: The Years of Lyndon Johnson.
Carpenter, Dale. Flagrant Conduct: The Story of Lawrence v. Texas: How a Bedroom Arrest Decriminalized Gay Americans.
Chollet, Derek. The Unquiet American: Richard Holbrooke in the World.
Cohen, Rich. The Fish that Ate the Whale: The Life and Times of America’s Banana King.
Crystal, David. The Story of English in 100 Words.
Danisi, Thomas C. Uncovering the Truth about Meriwether Lewis.
Davis, Wade. Into the Silence: The Great War, Mallory, and the Conquest of Everest.
Dodson, James. American Triumvirate: Sam Snead, Byron Nelson, Ben Hogan, and the Modern Age of Golf.
Eck, Diana L. India: A Sacred Geography.
Edsall, Thomas Byrne. The Age of Austerity: How Scarcity Will Remake American Politics.
Fay-LeBlanc, Gibson. Death of a Ventriloquist. (Poetry)
Frank, Katherine. Crusoe: Daniel Defoe, Robert Knox, and the Creation of a Myth.
Frank, Thomas. Pity the Billionaire: The Hard-Times Swindle and the Unlikely Comeback of the Right.
Franzen, Jonathan. Farther Away: Essays.
Gertner, Jon. The Idea Factory: Bell Labs and the Great Age of American Innovation.
Gordon, Beverly. Textiles: The Whole Story; Uses, Meanings, Significance.
Gubar, Susan. Memoir of a Debulked Woman: Enduring Ovarian Cancer.
Haidt, Jonathan. The Righteous Mind: Why Good People Are Divided by Politics and Religion.
Herz, Rachel. That’s Disgusting: Unraveling the Mysteries of Repulsion.
Hopgood, Mei-Ling. How Eskimos Keep Their Babies Warm & Other Adventures in Parenting (from Argentina to Tanzania and Everywhere in Between).
Huang, Wenguang. The Little Red Guard: A Family Memoir.
James, Eloisa. Paris in Love: A Memoir.
Jeal, Tim. Explorers of the Nile: The Triumph and Tragedy of a Great Victorian Adventure.
Johnson, David Alan. Decided on the Battlefield: Grant, Sherman, Lincoln and the Election of 1864.
July, Miranda. It Chooses You.
Kandel, Eric R. The Age of Insight: The Quest to Understand the Unconscious in Art, Mind, and Brain, from Vienna 1900 to the Present.
Kaplan, Alice. Dreaming in French: The Paris Years of Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy, Susan Sontag, and Angela Davis.
Kriwaczek, Paul. Babylon: Mesopotamia and the Birth of Civilization.
Ladin, Joy. Through the Door of Life: A Jewish Journey Between Genders.
Lanzmann, Claude. The Patagonian Hare: A Memoir.
Lewis, Marc. Memoirs of an Addicted Brain: A Neuroscientist Examines His Former Life on Drugs.
Lewis, Ricki. The Forever Fix: Gene Therapy and the Boy Who Saved It.
Luhrmann, T.M. When God Talks Back: Understanding the American Evangelical Relationship with God.
Maddow, Rachel. Drift: The Unmooring of American Military Power.
O’Connor, Anne-Marie. The Lady in Gold: The Extraordinary Tale of Gustav Klimt’s Masterpiece, Portrait of Adele Bloch-Bauer.
Pagel, Mark. Wired for Culture: Origins of the Human Social Mind.
Powers, John. Fenway Park: A Salute to the Coolest, Cruelest, Longest-Running Major League Ballpark in America.
Preston, Andrew. Sword of the Spirit, Shield of Faith: Religion in American War and Diplomacy.
Read, Piers Paul. The Dreyfus Affair: The Scandal That Tore France in Two.
Scott-Heron, Gil. The Last Holiday: A Memoir.
Seaver, Richard. The Tender Hour of Twilight: Paris in the ‘50s, New York in the ‘60s: A Memoir of Publishing’s Golden Age.
Siler, Julia Flynn. Lost Kingdom: Hawaii’s Last Queen, the Sugar Kings, and America’s First Imperial Adventure.
Smoller, Jordan. The Other Side of Normal: How Biology Is Providing the Clues to Unlock the Secrets of Normal and Abnormal Behavior.
Sobel, Dava. A More Perfect Heaven: How Nicolaus Copernicus Revolutionized the Cosmos.
Smith, Claire Bidwell. The Rules of Inheritance: A Memoir.
Strayed, Carol. Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail.
Stump, Edmund. The Roof at the Bottom of the World: Discovering the Transantarctic Mountains.
Sweet, Victoria. God’s Hotel: A Doctor, a Hospital, and a Pilgrimage to the Heart of Medicine.
Teresi, Dick. The Undead: Organ Harvesting, the Ice-Water Test, Beating-Heart Cadavers-How Medicine Is Blurring the Line Between Life and Death.
Timberg, Craig. Tinderbox: How the West Sparked the AIDS Epidemic and How the World Can Finally Overcome It.
Trivers, Robert. The Folly of Fools: The Logic of Deceit and Self-Deception in Human Life.
Walsh, Mikey. Gypsy Boy: My Life in the Secret World of the Romany Gypsies.
Ward, Geoffrey C. A Disposition to Be Rich: How A Small-Town Pastor’s Son Ruined an American President, Brought on a Wall Street Crash, and Made Himself the Best Hated Man in the United States.
Weidensaul, Scott. The First Frontier: The Forgotten History of Struggle, Savagery, and Endurance in Early America.
Weiner, Tim. Enemies: A History of the FBI.
Williams, Terry Tempest. When Women Were Birds: Fifty-Four Variations on Voice.
Wilson, Andrew. Shadow of the Titanic: The Extraordinary Stories of Those Who Survived.
Young, Kevin. The Grey Album: On the Blackness of Blackness.
Zickefoose, Julie. The Bluebird Effect: Uncommon Bonds with Common Birds.