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Beyond Bestsellers - Nonfiction

January - March 2017 Issue


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Abramovic, Marina.  Walk Through Walls: A Memoir.
Adams, Michael.  In Praise of Profanity.
Anbinder, Tyler.  City of Dreams: The 400-Year Epic History of Immigrant New York.
Arnaud, Claude.  Jean Cocteau: A Life

Baird, Julia.  Victoria the Queen: An Intimate Biography of the Woman Who Ruled an Empire.
Beam, Alex.  The Feud: Vladimir Nabokov, Edmund Wilson, and the End of a Beautiful Friendship.
Bennetts, Leslie.  Last Girl Before Freeway: The Life, Loves, Losses, and Liberation of Joan Rivers
Bergner, Daniel.  Sing for Your Life: A Story of Race, Music, and Family.
Bloch, R. Howard.  One Toss of the Dice: The Incredible Story of How a Poem Made Us Modern
Bogost, Ian.  Play Anything: The Pleasure of Limits, the Uses of Boredom, and the Secret of Games.
Brands, H. W.  The General vs. the President: MacArthur and Truman at the Brink of Nuclear War.

Cozzens, Peter.  The Earth Is Weeping: The Epic Story of the Indian Wars for the American West

Dickey, Bronwen.  Pit Bull: The Battle Over an American Icon.
Dickey, Colin.  Ghostland: An American History in Haunted Places.

Eatman, Nick.  Friday, Saturday, Sunday in Texas: A Year in the Life of Lone Star Football, from High School to College to the Cowboys
Evans, Richard J.  The Pursuit of Power: Europe 1815-1914.

Fernyhough, Charles.  The Voices Within: The History and Science of How We Talk to Ourselves
France, David.  How to Survive a Plague: The Inside Story of How Citizens and Science Tamed AIDS.

Gelb, Arthur. By Women Possessed: A Life of Eugene O'Neill.
Gottlieb, Robert.  Avid Reader: A Life
Goulding, Matt.  Grape, Olive, Pig: Deep Travels Through Spain’s Food Culture
Grace, Laura Jane.  Tranny: Confessions of Punk Rock’s Most Infamous Sellout.
Greenberg, Richard.  Rules for Others to Live By: Comments and Self-Contradictions.
Gretzky, Wayne.  99: Stories of the Game

Horowitz, Alexandra.  Being a Dog: Following the Dog Into a World of Smell.
Howard, Vivian.  Deep Run Roots: Stories & Recipes from My Corner of the South.

Jaffe, Sarah.  Necessary Trouble: Americans in Revolt
Jeansonne, Glen.  Herbert Hoover.
Johnson, Steven.  Wonderland: How Play Made the Modern World.

Kurlantzick, Joshua.  A Great Place to Have a War: America in Laos and the Birth of a Military C.I.A.

Lambert, Malcolm.  God’s Armies: Crusade and Jihad: Origins, History, Aftermath.
Le Carré, John.  The Pigeon Tunnel: Stories From My Life.  
LeVine, Robert A.  Do Parents Matter?: Why Japanese Babies Sleep Well, Mexican Siblings Don’t Fight, and American Parents Should Just Relax.
Levinson, Marc.  An Extraordinary Time: The End of the Postwar Boom and the Return of the Ordinary Economy

Macy, Beth.  Truevine: Two Brothers, a Kidnapping, and a Mother’s Quest: A True Story of the Jim Crow South.
Malkiel, Nancy Weiss.  “Keep the Damned Women Out”: The Struggle for Coeducation
Mallaby, Sebastian.  The Man Who Knew: The Life and Times of Alan Greenspan.
Marren, Peter.  Rainbow Dust: Three Centuries of Butterfly Delight
McCarthy, Michael.  The Moth Snowstorm: Nature and Joy.
Milner, Greg.  Pinpoint: How GPS Is Changing Technology, Culture, and Our Minds.
Mitchell, Greg.  The Tunnels: Escapes Under the Berlin Wall and the Historic Films the JFK White House Tried to Kill

Noah, Trevor.  Born a Crime: Stories from a South African Childhood.

Olson, Steve.  Eruption: The Untold Story of Mount St. Helens

Ponsot, Marie.  Collected Poems

Quinn, Susan.  Eleanor and Hick: The Love Affair that Shaped a First Lady.

Rebanks, James.  The Shepherd’s View: Modern Photographs from an Ancient Landscape.
Reeder, Lydia.  Dust Bowl Girls: The Inspiring Story of the Team That Barnstormed Its Way to Basketball Glory.
Rinaldi, Tom.  The Red Bandanna.
Rinzler, Lodro.  Love Hurts: Buddhist Advice for the Heartbroken
Ritvo, Max.  Four Reincarnations.  (poetry)
Robertson, Robbie.  Testimony: A Memoir
Roudinesco, Elisabeth.  Freud: In His Time and Ours.
Russell, Arlie.  Strangers in Their Own Land: Anger and Mourning on the American Right

Sachs, Lloyd.  T Bone Burnett: A Life in Pursuit.
Sax, David.  The Revenge of Analog: Real Things and Why They Matter
Schwalbe, Will.  Books for Living.
Segrè, Gino.  The Pope of Physics: Enrico Fermi and the Birth of the Atomic Age.
Servon, Lisa.  The Unbanking of America: How the New Middle Class Survives.
Shriver, Mark K.  Pilgrimage: My Search for the Real Pope Francis.
Simpson, John.  The Word Detective: Searching for the Meaning of It All at the Oxford English Dictionary.
Skal, David J.  Something in the Blood: The Untold Story of Bram Stoker, the Man Who Wrote Dracula
Slouka, Mark.  Nobody’s Son: A Memoir
Smith, Douglas.  Rasputin: Faith, Power, and the Twilight of the Romanovs.
Sobel, Dava.  The Glass Universe: How the Ladies of the Harvard Observatory Took the Measure of the Stars.
Solomon, Jay.  The Iran Wars: Spy Games, Bank Battles, and the Secret Deals that Reshaped the Middle East

Tepperman, Jonathan.  The Fix: How Nations Survive and Thrive in a World in Decline.
Tharps, Lori L.  Same Family, Different Colors: Confronting Colorism in America’s Diverse Families.
The Black Panthers: Portraits from an Unfinished Revolution.  (Ed. by Bryan Shih) 
Thompson, Mark John.  Enough Said: What’s Gone Wrong with the Language of Politics? 
Trainum, James L.  How the Police Generate False Confessions: An Inside Look at the Interrogation Room

Von Tunzelmann, Alex.  Blood and Sand: Suez, Hungary, and Eisenhower’s Campaign for Peace

Waldman, Ayelet.  A Really Good Day: How Microdosing Made a Mega Difference in My Mood, My Marriage, and My Life.
Welky, David.  A Wretched and Precarious Situation: In Search of the Last Arctic Frontier.
Wilson, Frances.  Guilty Thing: A Life of Thomas De Quincey.
Witt, Emily.  Future Sex.
Wu, Tim.  The Attention Merchants: The Epic Scramble to Get Inside Our Heads.

Younge, Gary.  Another Day in the Death of America: A Chronicle of Ten Short Lives.