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Beyond Bestsellers - Nonfiction

April - June 2015 Issue

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Ackroyd, Peter.  Rebellion: The History of England From James I to the Glorious Revolution
Adam, David.  The Man Who Couldn’t Stop: OCD and the True Story of a Life Lost in Thought
Alexander, Amir.  Infinitesimal: How a Dangerous Mathematical Theory Shaped the Modern World
Anand, Anita.  Sophia: Princess, Suffragette, Revolutionary
Asbridge, Thomas.  The Greatest Knight: The Remarkable Life of William Marshal, the Power Behind Five English Thrones

Baraka, Amiri.  S O S: Poems 1961-2013
Belieu, Erin.  Slant Six. (poetry) 
Bernstein, Richard.  China 1945: Mao’s Revolution and America’s Fateful Choice
Bigna, Paul.  The Age of Cryptocurrency: How Bitcoin and Digital Money Are Challenging the Global Economic Order
Booth, James.  Philip Larkin: Life, Art and Love
Bostridge, Ian.  Schubert’s Winter Journey: Anatomy of an Obsession

Calasso, Roberto.  Ardor. (Ancient wisdom of the Vedas)
Cambanis, Thanassis.  Once Upon a Revolution: An Egyptian Story
Carrere, Emmanuel.  Limonov: The Outrageous Adventures of the Radical Soviet Poet Who Became a Bum in New York, a Sensation in France, and a Political Antihero in Russia.
Carroll, Charlie.  Peaks on the Horizon: Two Journeys in Tibet
Carter, Graydon.  Bohemians, Bootleggers, Flappers, and Swells: The Best of Early ‘Vanity Fair’.
Cave, Roderick.  The History of the Book in 100 Books: The Complete Story, from Egypt to the e-book
Chayes, Sarah.  Thieves of State: Why Corruption Threatens Global Security
Cooney, Kara.  The Woman Who Would Be King: Hatshepsut’s Rise to Power in Ancient Egypt
Crais, Clifton.  History Lessons: A Memoir of Madness, Memory, and the Brain

D’Ambrosio, Charles.  Loitering: New and Collected Essays
DeJean, Joan.  How Paris Became Paris: The Invention of the Modern City
Denizet-Lewis, Benoit.  Travels with Casey: My Journey Through Our Dog-Crazy Country
Doctorow, Cory.  Information Doesn’t Want to Be Free: Laws for the Internet Age

Ellis, Samantha.  How to Be a Heroine: or, What I’ve Learned from Reading Too Much
Elmore, Bartow J.  Citizen Coke: The Making of Coca-Cola Capitalism

Ferguson, Robert A.  Inferno: An Anatomy of American Punishment
Fischer, Paul.  A Kim Jong-Il Production: The Extraordinary True Story of a Kidnapped Filmmaker, His Star Actress, and a Young Dictator’s Rise to Power
Foner, Eric.  Gateway to Freedom: The Hidden History of the Underground Railroad
Fraser, Steve.  The Age of Acquiescence: The Life and Death of American Resistance to Organized Wealth and Power
Fuller, Alexandra.  Leaving Before the Rains Come

Goffman, Alice.  On the Run: Fugitive Life in an American City
Greene, David.  Midnight in Siberia: A Train Journey into the Heart of Russia

Hadlow, Janice.  A Royal Experiment: The Private Life of King George III
Halpern, Jake.  Bad Paper: Chasing Debt from Wall Street to the Underworld
Harari, Yuval Noah.  Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind
Hari, Johann.  Chasing the Scream: The First and Last Days of the War on Drugs
Holzer, Harold.  Lincoln and the Power of the Press: The War for Public Opinion.
Hughes, Langston.  Ed. by Arnold Rampersad.  Selected Letters of Langston Hughes

Ivereigh, Austen.  The Great Reformer: Francis and the Making of a Radical Pope

Jauhar, Sandeep.  Doctored: The Disillusionment of an American Physician
Johnson, Steven.  How We Got To Now: Six Innovations That Made the Modern World
Jones, Dan.  The Wars of the Roses: The Fall of the Plantagenets and the Rise of the Tudors

Kamenetz, Anya.  The Test: Why Our Schools Are Obsessed With Standardized Testing--But You Don’t Have to Be
Kipnis, Laura.  Men: Notes From an Ongoing Investigation
Kooser, Ted.  Splitting an Order.  (poetry) 

Larson, Erik.  Dead Wake: The Last Crossing of the Lusitania
Lawler, Andrew.  Why Did the Chicken Cross the World? The Epic Saga of the Bird That Powers Civilizations
Leibovitz, Liel.  A Broken Hallelujah: Rock and Roll, Redemption, and the Life of Leonard Cohen
Leovy, Jill.  Ghettoside: A True Story of Murder in America
Levy, Andrew.  Huck Finn’s America; Mark Twain and the Era That Shaped His Masterpiece

Macdonald, Helen.  H Is for Hawk. (Hawk training/spirituality) 
McGinty, Brian.  Lincoln’s Greatest Case: The River, the Bridge, and the Making of America
McPherson, James. M.  Embattled Rebel: Jefferson Davis as Commander in Chief
Manning, Molly Guptill.  When Books Went to War: The Stories That Helped Us Win World War II
Manseau,  Peter.  One Nation, Under Gods: A New American History
Masson, Jeffrey Moussaieff.  Beasts: What Animals can Teach Us About the Origins of Good and Evil
Mayes, Frances.  Under Magnolia: A Southern Memoir
Mockett, Marie Mutsuki.  Where the Dead Pause and the Japanese Say Goodbye
Moorehead, Caroline.  Village of Secrets: Defying the Nazis in Vichy France

Potter, Maximillian.  Shadows in the Vineyard: The True Story of a Plot to Poison the World’s Greatest Wine
Przybyszewski, Linda.  The Lost Art of Dress: The Women Who Once Made America Stylish

Rankine, Claudia.  Citizen: An American Lyric. (Poetry)
Rhodes, Richard.  Hell and Good Company: The Spanish Civil War and the World It Made
Rosen, Michael.  Alphabetical: How Every Letter Tells a Story
Russell, Gerard.  Heirs to Forgotten Kingdoms: Journeys Into the Disappearing Religions of the Middle East

Sacks, Mike.  Poking a Dead Frog: Conversations with Today’s Top Comedy Writers
Safran, John.  God’ll Cut You Down: The Tangled Tale of a White Supremacist, a Black Hustler, a Murder, and How I Lost a Year in Mississippi
Saval, Nikil.  Cubed: A Secret History of the Workplace

Thomson, Graeme.  George Harrison: Behind the Locked Door

Unger, Miles J.  Michelangelo: A Life in Six Masterpieces

Vince, Gaia.  Adventures in the Anthropocene: A Journey to the Heart of the Planet We Made

Wacker, Grant.  America’s Pastor: Billy Graham and the Shaping of a Nation
Wade, Nicholas.  A Troublesome Inheritance: Genes, Race and Human History
Weller, Sheila.  The News Sorority: Diane Sawyer, Katie Couric, Christiane Amanpour - and the (Ongoing, Imperfect, Complicated) Triumph of Women in TV News