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Beyond Bestsellers - Nonfiction

January - March 2014 Issue


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Acitelli, Tom. The Audacity of Hops: the History of America’s Craft Beer Revolution
Als, Hilton. White Girls.
Ashton, Dianne. Hanukkah in America: A History
Ayers, Bill. Public Enemy: Confessions of an American Dissident.

Baker, Peter. Days of Fire: Bush and Cheney in the White House.
Barr, Luke. Provence, 1970: M.F.K. Fisher, Julia Child, James Beard, and the Reinvention of American Taste.
Berg, A. Scott. Wilson.
Bering, Jesse. Perv: The Sexual Deviant in All of Us.
Bogard, Paul. The End of Night: Searching for Natural Darkness in an Age of Artificial Light.
Brockes, Emma. She Left Me the Gun: My Mother’s Life Before Me.

Chang, Jung. Empress Dowager Cixi: The Concubine Who Launched Modern China.
Collins, Paul. Duel with the Devil: The True Story of How Alexander Hamilton & Aaron Burr Teamed Up to Take on America’s First Sensational Murder Mystery
Conroy, Pat. The Death of Santini: The Story of a Father and His Son.
Crouch, Stanley. Kansas City Lightning: The Rise and Times of Charlie Parker.
Cullen, Kevin. Whitey Bulger: America’s Most Wanted Gangster and the Manhunt That Brought Him to Justice.

Dawidoff, Nicholas. Collision Low Crossers: A Year Inside the Turbulent World of NFL Football.
Dawkins, Richard. An Appetite for Wonder: The Making of a Scientist.

Fergusson, James. The World’s Most Dangerous Place: Inside the Outlaw State of Somalia.
Finkel, David. Thank You for your Service.

Gallagher, Tim. Imperial Dreams: Tracking the Imperial Woodpecker through the Wild Sierra Madre.
Garfield, Simon. To The Letter: A Celebration of the Lost Art of Letter Writing.
Gladwell, Malcolm. David and Goliath: Underdogs, Misfits, and the Art of Battling Giants.
Goodwin, Doris Kearns. The Bully Pulpit: Theodore Roosevelt, William Howard Taft, and the Golden Age of Journalism.
Gordon, Robert. Respect Yourself: Stax Records and the Soul Explosion.
Grandin, Temple. The Autistic Brain: Thinking Across the Spectrum.
Greig, Geordie. Breakfast With Lucian: The Astounding Life and Outrageous Times of Britain’s Great Modern Painter.
Gura, Philip F. Truth’s Ragged Edge: The Rise of the American Novel.

Halevi, Yossi Klein. Like Dreamers: The Story of the Israeli Paratroopers Who Reunited Jerusalem and Divided a Nation.
Hastings, Max. Catastrophe 1914: Europe Goes to War.
Hempel, Sandra. The Inheritor’s Powder: A Tale of Arsenic, Murder, and the New Forensic Science.
Hirsh, Aaron. Telling Our Way to the Sea: A Voyage of Discovery in the Sea of Cortez.
Holmes, Richard. Falling Upwards: How We Took to the Air.

Jones, Brian Jay. Jim Henson: The Biography
Jones, William P. The March on Washington: Jobs, Freedom, and the Forgotten History of Civil Rights.
Joyce, Kathryn. The Child Catchers: Rescue, Trafficking, and the New Gospel of Adoption.

Kraus, Karl. The Kraus Project: Essays by Karl Kraus.
Kurlansky, Mark. Ready for a Brand New Beat: How “Dancing in the Street” Became the Anthem for a Changing America.
Kyle, Chris. American Gun: A History of the U.S. in Ten Firearms.

Labor, Earle. Jack London: An American Life.
Lepore, Jill. Book of Ages: The Life and Opinions of Jane Franklin.
Link, Mardi Jo. Bootstrapper: From Broke to Badass on a Northern Michigan Farm.

MacMillan, Margaret. The War that Ended Peace: The Road to 1914.
Mayhew, Emily. Wounded: A New History of the Western Front in World War I.
Minutaglio, Bill. Dallas 1963.
Mitter, Rana. Forgotten Ally: China’s World War II, 1937-1945.
Mullainathan, Sendhil. Scarcity: Why Having Too Little Means So Much.

Nagle, Robin. Picking Up: On the Streets and Behind the Trucks With the Sanitation Workers of New York City.
Nashawaty, Chris. Crab Monsters, Teenage Cavemen, and Candy Stripe Nurses: Roger Corman: King of the B Movie.

Osborne, Lawrence. The Wet and the Dry: A Drinker’s Journey.

Pinsky, Mark I. Met Her on the Mountain: A Forty-Year Quest to Solve the Appalachian Cold-Case Murder of Nancy Morgan.
Pomerantz, Gary M. Their Life’s Work: The Brotherhood of the 1970s Pittsburgh Steelers, Then and Now.
Posner, Richard A. Reflections on Judging.
Pritchard, Forrest. Gaining Ground: A Story of Farmers’ Markets, Local Food, and Saving the Family Farm.

Quart, Alissa. Republic of Outsiders: The Power of Amateurs, Dreamers, and Rebels.

Ravitch, Diane. Reign of Error: The Hoax of the Privatization Movement and the Danger to American Public Schools.
Reed, Julia. But Mama Always Put Vodka in Her Sangria: Adventures in Eating, Drinking and Making Merry.
Ribowsky, Mark. The Last Cowboy: A Life of Tom Landry.
Ridley, Jane. The Heir Apparent: A Life of Edward VII, the Playboy Prince.
Robertson, David C. Brick by Brick: How LEGO Rewrote the Rules of Innovation and Conquered the Global Toy Industry.
Rodriguez, Richard. Darling: A Spiritual Autobiography.
Rosenblatt, Roger. The Boy Detective: A New York Childhood.

Safran, Joshua. Free Spirit: Growing Up on the Road and Off the Grid.
Said, Najla. Looking for Palestine: Growing Up Confused in an Arab-American Family.
Schlosser, Eric. Command and Control: Nuclear Weapons, the Damascus Accident, and the Illusion of Safety.
Schneider, Paul. Old Man River: The Mississippi River in North American History.
Sestero, Greg. The Disaster Artist: My Life Inside the Room, the Greatest Bad Movie Ever Made.
Standage, Tom. Writing on the Wall: Social Media - the First 2,000 Years.
Stanton, Brandon. Humans of New York.
Streissguth, Michael. Outlaw: Waylon, Willie, Kris, and the Renegades of Nashville.

Teachout, Terry. Duke: A Life of Duke Ellington.
Tegmark, Max. Our Mathematical Universe: My Quest for the Ultimate Nature of Reality.
Toensmeier, Eric. Paradise Lot: Two Plant Geeks, One-Tenth of an Acre and the Making of an Edible Garden Oasis in the City.
Toye, Richard. The Roar of the Lion: The Untold Story of Churchill’s World War II Speeches.

Wasson, Sam. Fosse.
Winchester, Simon. The Men Who United the States: America’s Explorers, Inventors, Eccentrics, and Mavericks, and the Creation of One Nation, Indivisible.

Zuckoff, Mitchell. Frozen in Time: An Epic Story of Survival and a Modern Quest for Lost Heroes of World War II.