Beyond Bestsellers - Nonfiction

July - September 2015 Issue

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Alexander, Elizabeth.  The Light of the World: A Memoir.  

Barnett, Cynthia.  Rain: A Natural and Cultural History
Bellow, Saul.  There Is Simply Too Much to Think About: Collected Nonfiction.
Bissonnette, Zac.  The Great Beanie Baby Bubble: Mass Delusion and the Dark Side of Cute.
Bolick, Kate.  Spinster: Making a Life of One’s Own.
Browder, Bill.  Red Notice: A True Story of High Finance, Murder, and One Man’s Fight for Justice
Bruni, Frank.  Where You Go Is Not Who You’ll Be: An Antidote to the College Admissions Mania.  

Cheng, Eugenia.  How to Bake Pi: An Edible Exploration of the Mathematics of Mathematics.
Close, Frank.  Half-Life: The Divided Life of Bruno Pontecorvo, Physicist or Spy.
Cohen-Solal, Annie.  Mark Rothko: Toward the Light in the Chapel
Conway, Ed.  The Summit: Bretton Woods, 1944: J.M. Keynes and the Reshaping of the Global Economy.
Crane, David.  Went the Day Well?: Witnessing Waterloo.
Crawford, Matthew B.  The World Beyond Your Head: On Becoming an Individual in an Age of Distraction.

Dreger, Alice.  Galileo’s Middle Finger: Heretics, Activists, and the Search for Justice in Science.

Frank, Barney.  Frank: A Life in Politics from the Great Society to Same-Sex Marriage.

Gazzaniga, Michael S.  Tales From Both Sides of the Brain: A Life in Neuroscience
Gibson, Carrie.  Empire’s Crossroads: A History of the Caribbean from Columbus to the Present Day.
Givhan, Robin.  The Battle of Versailles: The Night American Fashion Stumbled Into the Spotlight and Made History
Gordon, Charlotte.  Romantic Outlaws: The Extraordinary Lives of Mary Wollstonecraft and Her Daughter Mary Shelley.  

Harden, Blaine.  The Great Leader and the Fighter Pilot: The True Story of the Tyrant Who Created North Korea and the Young Lieutenant Who Stole His Way to Freedom
Hay, Daisy.  Mr. and Mrs. Disraeli: A Strange Romance
Helm, Sarah.  Ravensbrück: Life and Death in Hitler’s Concentration Camp for Women
Hirshfield, Jane.  Ten Windows: How Great Poems Transform the World
Holliday, Graham.  Eating Viet Nam: Dispatches from a Blue Plastic Table.
Holmes, Rachel.  Eleanor Marx: A Life.  

Impey, Chris.  Beyond: Our Future in Space.

Jackson, Angela.  It Seems Like a Mighty Long Time.  (Poetry) 
Jensen, Frances E.  The Teenage Brain: A Neuroscientist’s Survival Guide to Raising Adolescents and Young Adults
Julavits, Heidi.  The Folded Clock: A Diary.

Kozol, Jonathan.  The Theft of Memory: Losing My Father, One Day at a Time.
Kruse, Kevin M.  One Nation Under God: How Corporate America Invented Christian America
Kunkel, Thomas.  Man in Profile: Joseph Mitchell of The New Yorker.

Leader, Zachary.  The Life of Saul Bellow: To Fame and Fortune, 1915-1964
Lieberman, Jeffrey A.  Shrinks: The Untold Story of Psychiatry. 
Longerich, Peter.  Goebbels: A Biography.  

McCullough, David.  The Wright Brothers
Mann, Sally.  Hold Still: A Memoir With Photographs
Marsh, Henry.  Do No Harm: Stories of Life, Death and Brain Surgery
Mays, Andrea E.  The Millionaire and the Bard: Henry Folger’s Obsessive Hunt for Shakespeare’s First Folio.  

Nafisi, Azar.  The Republic of Imagination: America in Three Books.
Nelson, Maggie.  The Argonauts.  (Memoir) 
Nimura, Janice P.  Daughters of the Samurai: A Journey from East to West and Back
Nordhaus, Hannah.  American Ghost: The True Story of a Family’s Haunted Past.
Norris, Mary.  Between You & Me: Confessions of a Comma Queen.  

O’Donnell, James J.  Pagans: The End of Traditional Religion and the Rise of Christianity
Offit, Paul A.  Bad Faith: When Religious Belief Undermines Modern Medicine
Osborne, Steve.  The Job: True Tales From the Life of a New York City Cop.  

Packer, Tina.  Women of Will: Following the Feminine in Shakespeare’s Plays
Paul, Richard.  We Could Not Fail: The First African Americans in the Space Program. 
Perry, Grayson.  Playing to the Gallery: Helping Contemporary Art in Its Struggle To Be Understood
Pilon, Mary.  The Monopolists: Obsession, Fury, and the Scandal Behind the World’s Favorite Board Game.
Pinckney, Darryl.  Blackballed: The Black Vote and U.S. Democracy.
Posner, Gerald.  God’s Bankers: A History of Money & Power at the Vatican
Price, Catherine.  Vitamania: Our Obsessive Quest for Nutritional Perfection.
Putnam, Robert D.  Our Kids: The American Dream in Crisis.  

Reeves, Richard.  Infamy: The Shocking Story of the Japanese American Internment in World War II.
Ronson, Jon.  So You’ve Been Publicly Shamed.  

Sacks, Oliver.  On the Move: A Life.
Schultz, Howard.  For Love of Country: What Our Veterans Can Teach Us About Citizenship, Heroism, and Sacrifice
Schwartz, A. Brad.  Broadcast Hysteria: Orson Welles’s War of the Worlds and the Art of Fake News
Shapiro, Beth.  How to Clone a Mammoth: The Science of De-Extinction
Simic, Charles.  The Lunatic.  (Poetry) 
Slevin, Peter.  Michelle Obama: A Life
Smith, Tracy K.  Ordinary Light: A Memoir.
Steele, Shelby.  Shame: How America’s Past Sins Have Polarized Our Country
Strauss, Barry.  The Death of Caesar: The Story of History’s Most Famous Assassination.
Szymborska, Wislawa.  Map: Collected and Last Poems.  

Teege, Jennifer.  My Grandfather Would Have Shot Me: A Black Woman Discovers Her Family’s Nazi Past
Tolan, Sandy.  Children of the Stone: The Power of Music in a Hard Land.

Vance, Ashlee.  Elon Musk: Tesla, SpaceX, and the Quest for a Fantastic Future.  

Wolf, Hubert.  The Nuns of Sant’Ambrogio: The True Story of a Convent in Scandal.  

Yoshino, Kenji.  Speak Now: Marriage Equality on Trial: The Story of Hollingsworth v. Perry.  

Zaleski, Philip.  The Fellowship: The Literary Lives of the Inklings; J.R.R. Tolkien and C.S. Lewis
Zantovsky, Michael.  Havel: A Life.
Zinovieff, Sofka.  The Mad Boy, Lord Berners, My Grandmother and Me: An Aristocratic Family, a High-Society Scandal and an Extraordinary Legacy.