Beyond Bestsellers - Nonfiction
October - December 2011 Issue
Albers, Patricia. Joan Mitchell: Lady Painter: A Life.
al-Khalili, Jim. The House of Wisdom: How Arabic Science Saved Ancient Knowledge and Gave Us the Renaissance.
Allen, Paul. Idea Man: A Memoir by the Cofounder of Microsoft.
Barrow, John D. The Book of Universes: Exploring the Limits of the Cosmos.
Bloom, Harold. The Anatomy of Influence: Literature as a Way of Life.
Bosworth, Patricia. Jane Fonda: The Private Life of a Public Woman.
Budnick, Dean. Ticket Masters: The Rise of the Concert Industry and How the Public got Scalped.
Burleigh, Nina. The Fatal Gift of Beauty: The Trials of Amanda Knox.
Carle, Glenn L. The Interrogator: An Education.
Coleman, Melissa. This Life Is in Your Hands: One Dream, Sixty Acres, and a Family Undone.
di Robilant, Andrea. Irresistible North: From Venice to Greenland on the Trail of the Zen Brothers.
Daugherty, Tracy. Just One Catch: A Biography of Joseph Heller.
Deresiewicz, William. A Jane Austen Education: How Six Novels Taught Me About Love, Friendship, and the Things that Really Matter.
Drohojowska-Philp, Hunter. Rebels in Paradise: The Los Angeles Art Scene and the 1960s.
Farrell, John A. Clarence Darrow: Attorney for the Damned.
Ferreiro, Larrie D. Measure of the Earth: The Enlightenment Expedition That Reshaped Our World.
Figes, Orlando. The Crimean War: A History.
Flannery, Tim. Here on Earth: A Natural History of the Planet.
Foreman, Amanda. A World on Fire: Britain’s Crucial Role in the American Civil War.
Fuller, Alexandra. Cocktail Hour Under the Tree of Forgetfulness.
Fumaroli, Marc. When the World Spoke French.
Gessner, David. My Green Manifesto: Down the Charles River in Pursuit of a New Environmentalism.
Gibler, John. To Die in Mexico: Dispatches from Inside the Drug War.
Goodheart, Adam. 1861: The Civil War Awakening.
Grant, James. Mr. Speaker!: The Life and Times of Thomas B. Reed, the Man Who Broke the Filibuster.
Gray, Geoffrey. Skyjack: The Hunt for D. B. Cooper.
Greenblatt, Stephen. The Swerve: How the World Became Modern.
Haag, Pamela. Marriage Confidential: The Post-Romantic Age of Workhorse Wives, Royal Children, Undersexed Spouses, and Rebel Couples Who Are Rewriting the Rules.
Hanson, Thor. Feathers: The Evolution of a Natural Miracle.
Hartshorn, Peter. I Have Seen the Future: A Life of Lincoln Steffens.
Hendrickson, Paul. Hemingway’s Boat: Everything He Loved in Live and Lost, 1934-1961.
Hoffman, Adina. Sacred Trash: The Lost and Found World of the Cairo Geniza.
Holroyd, Michael. A Book of Secrets: Illegitimate Daughters, Absent Fathers.
Hunt, Terry. The Statues that Walked: Unraveling the Mystery of Easter Island.
Jacobsen, Rowan. Shadows on the Gulf: A Journey Through Our Last Great Wetland.
James, Bill. Popular Crime: Reflections on the Celebration of Violence.
Jenkins, McKay. What’s Gotten Into Us? Staying Healthy in a Toxic World.
Kaiser, David. How the Hippies Saved Physics: Science, Counterculture, and the Quantum Revival.
Kastin, David. Nica’s Dream: The Life and Legend of the Jazz Baroness.
Kempe, Frederick. Berlin 1961: Kennedy, Khrushchev, and the Most Dangerous Place on Earth.
Kendall, Joshua. The Forgotten Founding Father: Noah Webster’s Obsession and the Creation of an American Culture.
Kissinger, Henry. On China.
Lauterbach, Preston. The Chitlin’ Circuit: And the Road to Rock ‘n’ Roll.
Levin, Gail. Lee Krasner: A Biography.
Lipsyte, Robert. An Accidental Sportswriter.
Lodge, Tom. Sharpeville: An Apartheid Massacre and Its Consequences.
Mabey, Richard. Weeds: In Defense of Nature’s Most Unloved Plants.
McGraw, Seamus. The End of Country. (Natural-gas industry in Pennsylvania)
Mann, Charles C. 1493: Uncovering the New World Columbus Created.
Marable, Manning. Malcolm X: A Life of Reinvention.
Markel, Howard. An Anatomy of Addiction: Sigmund Freud, William Halsted, and the Miracle
Mitnick, Kevin. Ghost in the Wires: My Adventures as the World's Most Wanted Hacker.
Montgomery-Fate, Tom . Cabin Fever: A Suburban Father’s Search for the Wild.
Montville, Leigh. Evel: The High-Flying Life of Evel Knievel: An American Showman, Daredevil, and Legend.
Mould, Bob. See a Little Light: The Trail of Rage and Melody.
Owings, Alison. Indian Voices: Listening to Native Americans.
Parks, Tim. Teach Us to Sit Still: A Skeptic’s Search for Health and Healing.
Prud’homme, Alex. The Ripple Effect: The Fate of Fresh Water in the Twenty-First Century.
Raban, Jonathan. Driving Home: An American Journey.
Robbins, Alexandra. The Geeks Shall Inherit the Earth: Popularity, Quirk Theory, and Why Outsiders Thrive After High School.
Rosenberg, Tina. Join the Club: How Peer Pressure Can Transform the World.
Salamon, Julie. Wendy and the Lost Boys: The Uncommon Life of Wendy Wasserstein.
Shipler, David K. The Rights of the People: How Our Search for Safety Invades Our Liberties.
Stokes, David R. The Shooting Salvationist: J. Frank Norris and the Murder Trial That Captivated America.
Swift, Earl. The Big Roads: The Untold Story of the Engineers, Visionaries, and Trailblazers Who Created the American Superhighways.
Thomas, Louisa. Conscience: Two Soldiers, Two Pacifists, One Family - a Test of Will and Faith in World War I.
Tomsen, Peter. The Wars of Afghanistan: Messianic Terrorism, Tribal Conflicts, and the Failures of Great Powers.
Wagler, Ira. Growing Up Amish: A Memoir.
Wall, Mick. Enter Night: A Biography of Metallica.
Wells, Gully. The House in France.
White, Richard. Railroaded: The Transcontinentals and the Making of Modern America.
Willrich, Michael. Pox: An American History.
Young, Rob. Electric Eden: Unearthing Britain’s Visionary Music.
Zuk, Marlene. Sex on Six Legs: Lessons on Life, Love, and Language from the Insect World.