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Beyond Bestsellers - Nonfiction

July - September 2017 Issue


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Adichie, Chimamanda Ngozi.  Dear Ijeawele, or A Feminist Manifesto in Fifteen Suggestions
Akyol, Mustafa.  The Islamic Jesus: How the King of the Jews Became a Prophet of the Muslims.
Alexie, Sherman.  You Don’t Have to Say You Love Me: A Memoir.
Appel, Marty.  Casey Stengel: Baseball’s Greatest Character.

Baron, David.  American Eclipse: A Nation’s Epic Race to Catch the Shadow of the Moon and Win the Glory of the World.
Bass, S. Jonathan.  He Calls Me By Lightning: The Life of Caliph Washington and the Forgotten Saga of Jim Crow, Southern Justice, and the Death Penalty.
Bauerschmidt, Tim.  Driving Miss Norma: One Family’s Journey Saying “Yes” to Living.
Begley, Adam.  The Great Nadar: The Man Behind the Camera
Bowden, Mark.  Huê 1968: A Turning Point of the American War in Vietnam.

Callahan, David.  The Givers: Wealth, Power, and Philanthropy in a New Gilded Age.
Carroll, Leah.  Down City: A Daughter’s Story of Love, Memory and Murder.
Cassidy, Cody.  And Then You’re Dead: What Really Happens if You Get Swallowed by a Whale, Are Shot from a Cannon, or Go Barreling over Niagara.
Chew-Bose, Durga.  Too Much and Not the Mood: Essays.
Cole, Teju.  Blind Spot.
Cooper, Helene.  Madame President: The Extraordinary Journey of Ellen Johnson Sirleaf.

Davis, Heath Fogg.  Beyond Trans: Does Gender Matter? 
Davis, Jack E.  The Gulf: The Making of an American Sea.
Dearborn, Mary V.  Ernest Hemingway: A Biography.
Dembicki, Geoff.  Are We Screwed?: How a New Generation Is Fighting to Survive Climate Change.
Dinerstein, Joel.  The Origins of Cool in Postwar America.
Double Bind: Women on Ambition.  (Ed. by Robin Romm)
Dyson, Michael Eric.  Tears We Cannot Stop: A Sermon to White America.

Edge, John T.  The Potlikker Papers: A Food History of the Modern South.
Ewing, Jack.  Faster, Higher, Farther: The Volkswagen Scandal.

Febos, Melissa.  Abandon Me: Memoirs.
Forman, James, Jr.  Locking Up Our Own: Crime and Punishment in Black America.

Gaitskill, Mary.  Somebody with a Little Hammer: Essays.
Garrow, David J.  Rising Star: The Making of Barack Obama.
Gay, Roxanne.  Hunger: A Memoir of (My) Body.
Gerson, Stéphane.  Disaster Falls: A Family Story.
Goldstein, Amy.  Janesville: An American Story.
Gould, Jonathan.  Otis Redding: An Unfinished Life.
Grann, David.  Killers of the Flower Moon: The Osage Murders and the Birth of the FBI.

Hayes, Chris.  A Colony in a Nation.
Hockenos, Paul.  Berlin Calling: A Story of Anarchy, Music, the Wall, and the Birth of the New Berlin.
Hoock, Holger.  Scars of Independence: America’s Violent Birth.

Isenberg, Noah.  We’ll Always Have Casablanca: The Life, Legend, and Afterlife of Hollywood’s Most Beloved Movie.

Jacobsen, Annie.  Phenomena: The Secret History of the U.S. Government’s Investigations into Extrasensory Perception and Psychokinesis.
Jamison, Kay Redfield.  Robert Lowell, Setting the River on Fire: A Study of Genius, Mania, and Character.
Johnson, Yvette.  The Song and the Silence: A Story about Family, Race, and What Was Revealed in a Small Town in the Mississippi Delta While Searching for Booker Wright.

Kolhatkar, Sheelah.  Black Edge: Inside Information, Dirty Money, and the Quest to Bring Down the Most Wanted Man on Wall Street.
Kurlansky, Mark.  Havana: A Subtropical Delirium.

Lesser, Wendy.  You Say to Brick: The Life of Louis Kahn.
Levy, Ariel.  The Rules Do Not Apply: A Memoir.

MacLean, Nancy.  Democracy in Chains: The Deep History of the Radical Right’s Stealth Plan for America.
Mahaffey, James.  Atomic Adventures: Secret Islands, Forgotten N-rays, and Isotopic Murder--A Journey into the Wild World of Nuclear Science
Marzano-Lesnevich, Alexandria.  The Fact of a Body: A Murder and a Memoir.
Matloff, Judith.  No Friends but the Mountains: Dispatches from the World’s Violent Highlands.
Mekhennet, Souad.  I Was Told to Come Alone: My Journey Behind the Lines of Jihad.
Mintzker, Yair.  The Many Deaths of Jew Süss: The Notorious Trial and Execution of an Eighteenth-Century Court Jew.
Mishra, Pankaj.  Age of Anger: A History of the Present.
Moore, Kate.  The Radium Girls: The Dark Story of America’s Shining Women.

Nathan, Joan.  King Solomon’s Table: A Culinary Exploration of Jewish Cooking from Around the World.

Otto, Mary.  Teeth: Beauty, Inequality, and the Struggle for Oral Health in America.
Owen, David.  Where the Water Goes: Life and Death Along the Colorado River.

Parker, Willie.  Life’s Work: A Moral Argument for Choice
Paul, Pamela.  My Life with Bob: Flawed Heroine Keeps Book of Books, Plot Ensues.
Pearlman, Wendy.  We Crossed a Bridge and It Trembled: Voices from Syria.
Pico, Tommy.  Nature Poem.  (poetry)
Positano, Rock.  Dinner with DiMaggio: Memories of an American Hero.

Rapport, Mike.  The Unruly City: Paris, London, and New York in the Age of Revolution.
Ricks, Thomas E.  Churchill and Orwell: The Fight for Freedom.
Riggs, Nina.  The Bright Hour: A Memoir of Living and Dying.
Rochman, Bonnie.  The Gene Machine: How Genetic Technologies Are Changing the Way We Have Kids--and the Kids We Have.
Rosenberg, Rosalind.  Jane Crow: The Life of Pauli Murray.
Rosenthal, Elisabeth.  An American Sickness: How Healthcare Became Big Business and How You Can Take It Back.
Rothstein, Richard.  The Color of Law: A Forgotten History of How Our Government Segregated America.
Ryrie, Alec.  Protestants: The Faith that Made the Modern World.

Safranski, Rüdiger.  Goethe:  Life as a Work of Art.
Sapolsky, Robert M.  Behave: The Biology of Humans at Our Best and Worst.
Searls, Damion.  The Inkblots: Hermann Rorschach, His Iconic Test, and the Power of Seeing.
Sharfstein, Daniel J.  Thunder in the Mountains: Chief Joseph, Oliver Otis Howard, and the Nez Perce War.
Simic, Charles.  Scribbled in the Dark.  (poetry)
Stamper, Kory.  Word by Word: The Secret Life of Dictionaries.
Stone, Geoffrey R.  Sex and the Constitution: Sex, Religion, and Law from America’s Origins to the Twenty-First Century.

Taylor, Benjamin.  The Hue and Cry at Our House: A Year Remembered.

Wallis, Michael.  The Best Land Under Heaven: The Donner Party in the Age of Manifest Destiny.
Whipple, Chris.  The Gatekeepers: How the White House Chiefs of Staff Define Every Presidency.
Windhorst, Brian.  Return of the King: LeBron James, the Cleveland Cavaliers and the Greatest Comeback in NBA History.

Zornberg, Avivah Gottlieb.  Moses: A Human Life.