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Beyond Bestsellers - Nonfiction

July - September 2016 Issue


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Abramovich, Alex.  Bullies: A Friendship.
Aleksievich, Svetlana.  Secondhand Time: The Last of the Soviets.

Bakewell, Sarah.  At the Existentialist Café: Freedom, Being, and Apricot Cocktails.
Barry, Dan.  The Boys in the Bunkhouse: Servitude and Salvation in the Heartland.
Benmosche, Bob.  Good for the Money: My Fight to Pay Back America.
Bergen, Peter.  United States of Jihad: Investigating America’s Homegrown Terrorists.
Blount, Roy, Jr.  Save Room for Pie: Food Songs and Chewy Ruminations.
Blume, Lesley M.M.  Everybody Behaves Badly: The True Story Behind Hemingway’s Masterpiece The Sun Also Rises.

Carlsen, William.  Jungle of Stone: The True Story of Two Men, Their Extraordinary Journey, and the Discovery of the Lost Civilization of the Maya.
Claridge, Laura.  The Lady with the Borzoi: Blanche Knopf, Literary Tastemaker Extraordinaire.
Cohen, Adam.  Imbeciles: The Supreme Court, American Eugenics and the Sterilization of Carrie Buck.
Connors, Joanna.  I Will Find You: A Reporter Investigates the Life of the Man Who Raped Her.
Corbett, Ken.  A Murder over a Girl: Justice, Gender, Junior High.
Coss, Stephen.  The Fever of 1721: The Epidemic that Revolutionized Medicine and American Politics.

Di Giovanni, Janine.  The Morning They Came for Us: Dispatches from Syria.
Di Maio, Vincent.  Morgue: A Life in Death.
Duneier, Mitchell.  Ghetto: The Invention of a Place, the History of an Idea.

Ebadi, Shirin.  Until We Are Free: My Fight for Human Rights in Iran.
Edman, Elizabeth.  Queer Virtue: What LGBTQ People Know About Life and Love and How It Can Revitalize Christianity.
Egan, Timothy.  The Immortal Irishman: The Irish Revolutionary Who Became an American Hero.

Fraser, Steve.  The Limousine Liberal: How an Incendiary Image United the Right and Fractured America.
Frazier, Ian.  Hogs Wild: Selected Reporting Pieces.

Girmay, Aracelis.  The Black Maria.  (poetry)
Gordon-Reed, Annette.  “Most Blessed of the Patriarchs”: Thomas Jefferson and the Empire of the Imagination.

Haag, Pamela.  The Gunning of America: Business and the Making of American Gun Culture.
Harman, Claire.  Charlotte Brontë: A Fiery Heart.
Hastings, Max.  The Secret War: Spies, Ciphers, and Guerrillas, 1939-1945.
Holt, Nathalia.  Rise of the Rocket Girls: The Women Who Propelled Us, from Missiles to the Moon to Mars.

Isenberg, Nancy.  White Trash: The 400-Year Untold History of Class in America.
Isserman, Maurice.  Continental Divide: A History of American Mountaineering.

Jacoby, Karl.  The Strange Career of William Ellis: The Texas Slave Who Became a Mexican Millionaire.
Jacoby, Susan.  Strange Gods: A Secular History of Conversion.

Kennedy, Pagan.  Inventology: How We Dream Up Things that Change the World.
Kinsley, Michael.  Old Age: A Beginner’s Guide.
Klein, Jessi.  You’ll Grow Out of It. (memoir)
Klosterman, Chuck.  But What If We’re Wrong?: Thinking About the Present as if It Were the Past.
Kurlansky, Mark.  Paper: Paging Through History.

Laing, Olivia.  The Lonely City: Adventures in the Art of Being Alone.
Lubow, Arthur.  Diane Arbus: Portrait of a Photographer.
Lynch, Jack.  You Could Look It Up: The Reference Shelf from Ancient Babylon to Wikipedia.
Lyons, Daniel.  Disrupted: My Misadventure in the Start-Up Bubble.

Mariani, Paul.  The Whole Harmonium: The Life of Wallace Stevens.
McBride, James.  Kill ‘Em and Leave: Searching for James Brown and the American Soul.
McDowell, Marta.  All the President’s Gardens: Madison’s Cabbages to Kennedy’s Roses--How the White House Grounds Have Grown with America.

Newman, Catherine.  Catastrophic Happiness: Finding Joy in Childhood’s Messy Years.
Nicolson, Juliet.  A House Full of Daughters: A Memoir of Seven Generations.
Norman, Philip.  Paul McCartney: the Life.

Orenstein, Peggy.  Girls and Sex: Navigating the Complicated New Landscape.

Petroski, Henry.  The Road Taken: The History and Future of America’s Infrastructure.
Popham, Melinda Worth.  Grace Period: My Ordination to the Ordinary.

Rich, Frederic C.  Getting to Green: Saving Nature; A Bipartisan Solution.
Roach, Mary.  Grunt: The Curious Science of Humans at War.
Roiphe, Katie.  The Violet Hour: Great Writers at the End
Romesha, Clinton.  Red Platoon: A True Story of American Valor.
Rovelli, Carlo.  Seven Brief Lessons on Physics.

Sands, Philippe.  East West Street: On the Origins of “Genocide” and “Crimes Against Humanity".
Schmitz, Rob.  Street of Eternal Happiness: Big City Dreams Along a Shanghai Road.
Scott, A.O.  Better Living Through Criticism: How to Think About Art, Pleasure, Beauty, and Truth.
Sebag Montefiore, Simon.  The Romanovs: 1613-1918.
Sengupta, Somini.  The End of Karma: Hope and Fury Among India’s Young.
Shah, Sonia.  Pandemic: Tracking Contagions, From Cholera to Ebola and Beyond.
Sinha, Manisha.  The Slave’s Cause: A History of Abolition.
Sultan, Tim.  Sunny’s Nights: Lost and Found at a Bar on the Edge of the World.

Thomas, Gillian.  Because of Sex: One Law, Ten Cases, and Fifty Years That Changed American Women’s Lives at Work.
Traister, Rebecca.  All the Single Ladies: Unmarried Women and the Rise of an Independent Nation.
Traub, James.  John Quincy Adams: Militant Spirit.
Trillin, Calvin.  Jackson. 1964: And Other Dispatches from Fifty Years of Reporting on Race in America.

Vanderbilt, Tom.  You May Also Like: Taste in an Age of Endless Choice.
Viertel, Jack.  The Secret Life of the American Musical: How Broadway Shows Are Built.
Voigt, Emily.  The Dragon Behind the Glass: A True Story of Power, Obsession, and the World’s Most Coveted Fish.

Wayland-Smith, Ellen.  Oneida: From Free Love Utopia to the Well-Set Table.
Weigel, Moira.  Labor of Love: The Invention of Dating.
West, Lindy.  Shrill: Notes from a Loud Woman.
Wex, Michael.  Rhapsody in Schmaltz: Yiddish Food and Why We Can’t Stop Eating It.
Williams, Mary Elizabeth.  A Series of Catastrophes & Miracles: A True Story of Love, Science, and Cancer.
Williams, Terry Tempest.  The Hour of Land: A Personal Topography of America’s National Parks
Woodbine, Onaje X.O.  Black Gods of the Asphalt: Religion, Hip-Hop, and Street Basketball.
Wortman, Marc.  1941: Fighting the Shadow War; A Divided America in a World at War.
Wright, C. D.  ShallCross.  (poetry)