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Beyond Bestsellers - Nonfiction

April - June 2014 Issue


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Auster, Paul.  Report from the Interior

Bailey, Blake.  The Splendid Things We Planned: A Family Portrait
Bailey, Catherine.  The Secret Rooms: A True Story of a Haunted Castle, a Plotting Duchess, and a Family Secret
Bradlee, Ben Jr.  The Kid: The Immortal Life of Ted Williams
Bradley, Elizabeth H.  The American Health Care Paradox: Why Spending More is Getting Us Less
Bryson, Bill.  One Summer: America, 1927
Burleigh, Michael.  Small Wars, Faraway Places: Global Insurrection and the Making of the Modern World, 1945-1965

Cassel, Matthew.  Diaries of an Unfinished Revolution: Voices from Tunis to Damascus
Cheevers, Jack.  Act of War: Lyndon Johnson, North Korea, and the Capture of the Spy Ship Pueblo
Clayton, Ewan.  The Golden Thread: The Story of Writing
Clear, Todd R.  The Punishment Imperative: The Rise and Failure of Mass Incarceration in America
Cockburn, Alexander.  A Colossal Wreck: A Road Trip Through Political Scandal, Corruption, and American Culture

Daly, Michael.  Topsy: The Startling Story of the Crooked Tailed Elephant, P.T. Barnum, and the American Wizard, Thomas Edison
Davis, David Brion.  The Problem of Slavery in the Age of Emancipation
de Queiroz, Alan.  The Monkey’s Voyage: How Improbable Journeys Shaped the History of Life
Dow, David R.  Things I’ve Learned From Dying: A Book About Life
Drury, Bob.  the Heart of Everything That Is: The Untold Story of Red Cloud, an American Legend

Edmonds, David.  Would You Kill the Fat Man? The Trolley Problem and What Your Answer Tells Us About Right and Wrong
Emmerson, Charles.  1913: In Search of the World Before the Great War

Fernandez-Armesto, Felipe.  Our America: A Hispanic History of the United States

Goldstone, Lawrence.  Birdmen: The Wright Brothers, Glenn Curtiss, and the Battle to Control the Skies
Gollner, Adam Leith. The Book of Immortality: The Science, Belief and Magic behind Living Forever
Goodyear, Dana.  Anything that Moves: Renegade Chefs, Fearless Eaters, and the Making of a New American Food Culture.
Greenspan, Alan.  The Map and the Territory: Risk, Human Nature, and the Future of Forecasting
Gross, Michael.  House of Outrageous Fortune: Fifteen Central Park West and the New Global Super Elite

Harris, Mark.  Five Came Back: A Story of Hollywood and the Second World War
Hayasaki, Erika. The Death Class: A True Story About Life
Henry, David.  Furious Cool: Richard Pryor and the World that Made Him
Holborn, Mark.  The Great War: A Photographic Narrative.   
Holloway, Jonathan Scott.  Jim Crow Wisdom: Memory and Identity in Black America Since 1940

Illies, Florian.  1913: The Year Before the Storm

Jacobsen, Annie.  Operation Paperclip: the Secret intelligence Program That Brought Nazi Scientists to America
Janovitz, Bill.  Rocks Off: 50 Tracks That Tell the Story of the Rolling Stones.
Jones, Jacqueline.  A Dreadful Deceit: The Myth of Race from the Colonial era to Obama’s America

Kimmel, Michael.  Angry White Men: American Masculinity at the End of an Era
Kirn, Walter.  Blood Will Out: The True Story of a Murder, a Mystery, and a Masquerade
Kolbert, Elizabeth.  The Sixth Extinction: An Unnatural History
Kot, Greg.  I’ll Take You There: Mavis Staples, the Staple Singers, and the March up Freedom’s Highway

Laing, Olivia.  The Trip to Echo Spring: On Writers and Drinking
Lamb-Shapiro, Jessica.  Promise Land: My Journey Through America’s Self-Help Culture
Landau, David.  Arik: The Life of Ariel Sharon
Lesser, Wendy.  Why I Read: The Serious Pleasure of Books
Lethbridge, Lucy.  Servants: A Downstairs History of Britain From the Nineteenth Century to Modern Times
Lipman, Joanne.  Strings Attached: One Tough Teacher and the Gift of Great Expectations

Mackrell, Judith.  Flappers: Six Women of a Dangerous Generation
McKibben, Bill.  Oil and Honey: The Education of an Unlikely Activist
McMahon, Darrin M.  Divine Fury: A History of Genius
Majd, Hooman.  The Ministry of Guidance Invites You To Not Stay: An American Family in Iran
Mead, Rebecca.  My Life in Middlemarch
Monroy, Liza.  The Marriage Act: The Risk I Took to Keep My Best Friend in America, and What It Taught Us About Love
Montgomery, Charles.  Happy City: Transforming Our Lives Through Urban Design

Ouellette, Jennifer.  Me, Myself, and Why: Searching for the Science of Self

Patchett, Ann.  This is the Story of a Happy Marriage
Peraino, Kevin.  Lincoln in the World: The Making of a Statesman and the Dawn of American Power
Priestland, David.  Merchant, Soldier, Sage: A History of the World in Three Castes

Robb, Graham.  The Discovery of Middle Earth: Mapping the Lost World of the Celts.   
Russell, Anthony.  Outrageous Fortune: Growing Up at Leeds Castle
Rybczynski, Witold.  How Architecture Works: A Humanist Toolkit

Sacco, Joe.  The Great War: July 1, 1916. The First Day of the Battle of the Somme: An Illustrated Panorama
Shavit, Ari.  My Promised Land: The Triumph and Tragedy of Israel
Shere, Jeremy.  Renewable: The World-Changing Power of Alternative Energy
Sherman, Gabriel.  The Loudest Voice in the Room: How the Brilliant, Bombastic Roger Ailes Built Fox News - and Divided a Country
Shorto, Russell.  Amsterdam: A History of the World’s Most Liberal City
Shteyngart, Gary.  Little Failure: A Memoir
Solomon, Deborah.  American Mirror: The Life and Art of Norman Rockwell
Sounes, Howard.  27: A History of the 27 Club Through the Lives of Brian Jones, Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin, Jim Morrison, Kurt Cobain, and Amy Winehouse
Swaab, D.F.  We Are Our Brains: A Neurobiography of the Brain, from the Womb to Alzheimer’s
Swidey, Neil.  Trapped Under the Sea: One Engineering Marvel, Five Men, and a Disaster Ten Miles into the Darkness
Swift, Will.  Pat and Dick: The Nixons, an Intimate Portrait of a Marriage

Tegmark, Max.  Our Mathematical Universe: My Quest for the Ultimate Nature of Reality
Thomson, David.  Moments that Made the Movies
Tinniswood, Adrian.  The Rainborowes: One Family’s Quest to Build a New England

Weir, Alison.  Elizabeth of York: A Tudor Queen and Her World
Wilson, Edward O.  A Window on Eternity: Gorongosa and Biodiversity
Wilson, Victoria.  A Life of Barbara Stanwyck: Steel-True, 1907-1940