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Beyond Bestsellers - Nonfiction

April - June 2016 Issue


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Ackroyd, Peter.  Wilkie Collins: A Brief Life.
Amichai, Yehuda.  The Poetry of Yehuda Amichai
Angell, Roger.  This Old Man: All in Pieces.

Barnes, Julian.  Keeping an Eye Open: Essays on Art
Beevor, Antony.  Ardennes 1944: Hitler’s Last Battle.
Bell-Scott, Patricia.  The Firebrand and the First Lady: Portrait of a Friendship: Pauli Murray, Eleanor Roosevelt, and the Struggle for Social Justice
Bernanke, Ben S.  The Courage to Act: A Memoir of a Crisis and Its Aftermath
Bissell, Tom.  Apostle, or, Bones that Shine Like Fire: Travels Among the Tombs of the Twelve
Boynton, Robert S.  The Invitation-Only Zone: The True Story of North Korea’s Abduction Project
Brownstein, Carrie.  Hunger Makes Me a Modern Girl.
Bryson, Bill.  The Road to Little Dribbling: Adventures of an American in Britain.
Buckley, Gail Lumet.  The Black Calhouns: From Civil War to Civil Rights with One African American Family
Buruma, Ian.  Their Promised Land: My Grandparents in Love and War

Calhoun, Ada.  St. Marks Is Dead: The Many Lives of America’s Hippest Street
Carmon, Irin.  Notorious RBG: The Life and Times of Ruth Bader Ginsburg.
Claerbaut, A. Alyce.  Strayhorn: An Illustrated Life.
Clarke, Victoria.  Map: Exploring the World
Crabapple, Molly.  Drawing Blood: A Memoir.

David, Saul.  Operation Thunderbolt: Flight 139 and the Raid on Entebbe Airport, the Most Audacious Hostage Rescue Mission in History
Desmond, Matthew.  Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City
De Waal, Edmund.  The White Road: Journey Into an Obsession.
Dyson, Michael Eric.  The Black Presidency: Barack Obama and the Politics of Race in America.

Falconer, Morgan.  Painting Beyond Pollock
Fishkin, Shelley Fisher.  Writing America: Literary Landmarks from Walden Pond to Wounded Knee; A Reader’s Companion
Fong, Mei.  One Child: The Story of China’s Most Radical Experiment.
Frankopan, Peter.  The Silk Roads: A New History of the World.
Fraser, Flora.  The Washingtons: George and Martha; “Join’d by Friendship, Crown’d by Love.” 

Grandin, Greg.  Kissinger’s Shadow: The Long Reach of America’s Most Controversial Statesman
Grillo, Ioan.  Gangster Warlords: Drug Dollars, Killing Fields, and the New Politics of Latin America.

Herrera, Juan Felipe.  Notes on the Assemblage: Poems.
Hickey, Dave.  25 Women: Essays on Their Art. 
Hitchens, Christopher.  And Yet…: Essays.
Hughes, Robert.  The Spectacle of Skill: New and Selected Writings of Robert Hughes.

Jang, Lucia.  Stars Between the Sun and Moon: One Woman’s Life in North Korea and Escape to Freedom.
Jennings, Chris.  Paradise Now: The Story of American Utopianism.

Kalb, Claudia.  Andy Warhol Was a Hoarder: Inside the Minds of History’s Great Personalities.
Konnikova, Maria.  The Confidence Game: Why We Fall For It...Every Time

Lahiri, Jhumpa.  In Other Words.
Lahr, John.  Joy Ride: Show People and Their Shows
Limón, Ada.  Bright Dead Things: Poems.

McGirr, Lisa.  The War on Alcohol: Prohibition and the Rise of the American State.
McGrath, Alister.  The Big Question: Why We Can’t Stop Talking About Science, Faith, and God.
MacMillan, Margaret.  History’s People: Personalities and the Past
Marchant, Jo.  Cure: A Journey into the Science of Mind over Body.
Michaeli, Ethan.  The Defender: How the Legendary Black Newspaper Changed America: From the Age of the Pullman Porters to the Age of Obama
Myles, Eileen.  I Must Be Living Twice: New and Selected Poems 1975-2014

Nordland, Rod.  The Lovers: Afghanistan’s Romeo and Juliet, the True Story of How They Defied Their Families and Escaped an Honor Killing

Oldstone-Moore, Christopher.  Of Beards and Men: The Revealing History of Facial Hair

Parini, Jay.  Empire of Self: A Life of Gore Vidal
Park, Yeonmi.  In Order to Live: A North Korean Girl’s Journey to Freedom.
Peppiatt, Michael.  Francis Bacon in Your Blood: A Memoir.
Peters, Justin.  The Idealist: Aaron Swartz and the Rise of Free Culture on the Internet
Purnell, Sonia.  Clementine: The Life of Mrs. Winston Churchill.

Rawlence, Ben.  City of Thorns: Nine Lives in the World’s Largest Refugee Camp
Reich, Robert B.  Saving Capitalism: For the Many, Not the Few
Rhimes, Shonda.  Year of Yes: How to Dance It Out, Stand in the Sun, and Be Your Own Person.
Roberts, Randy.  Blood Brothers: The Fatal Friendship Between Muhammad Ali and Malcolm X.
Roper, Robert.  Nabokov In America: On the Road to Lolita
Rove, Karl.  The Triumph of William McKinley: Why the Election of 1896 Still Matters. 

U.S. Military Academy.  West Point History of World War II

Sakamoto, Pamela Rotner.  Midnight in Broad Daylight: A Japanese American Family Caught Between Two Worlds.
Sanders, Eli.  While the City Slept: A Love Lost to Violence and a Young Man’s Descent into Madness
Schiff, Stacy.  The Witches: Salem, 1692
Sciolino, Elaine.  The Only Street in Paris: Life on the Rue des Martyrs
Searcy, David.  Shame and Wonder: Essays
Seibert, Brian.  What the Eye Hears: A History of Tap Dancing
Shapiro, James.  The Year of Lear: Shakespeare in 1606
Silverman, Stephen M.  The Catskills: Its History and How It Changed America.
Sinha, Manisha.  The Slave’s Cause: A History of Abolition
Stargardt, Nicholas.  The German War: A Nation Under Arms: Citizens and Soldiers, 1939-1945

Tate, James.  Dome of the Hidden Pavilion: New Poems
Tranströmer, Tomas.  Bright Scythe: Selected Poems.

Valentine, Jean.  Shirt in Heaven: Poems.  

Weiner, Eric.  The Geography of Genius: A Search for the World’s Most Creative Places from Ancient Athens to Silicon Valley.
Weir, Alison.  The Lost Tudor Princess: The Life of Lady Margaret Douglas.