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Beyond Bestsellers - Nonfiction

October - December 2012 Issue

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Allman, Gregg.  My Cross to Bear.
Anderson, Julie.  The Art of Medicine: Over 2,000 Years of Images and Imagination.
Appel, Marty.  Pinstripe Empire: The New York Yankess from before the Babe to after the Boss.
Auster, Paul.  Winter Journal

Banner, Lois.  Marilyn: The Passion and the Paradox
Bennett, Amanda.  The Cost of Hope: A Memoir
Bissell, Tom.  Magic Hours: Essays on Creators and Creation
Blackwell, Andrew.  Visit Sunny Chernobyl: And Other Adventures in the World’s Most Polluted Places
Boehm, Christopher.  Moral Origins: The Evolution of Virtue, Altruism, and Shame
Bowker, Gordon.  James Joyce: A New Biography

Callow, Simon.  Charles Dickens and the Great Theatre of the World
Clegg, Bill.  Ninety Days: A Memoir of Recovery
Cohen, Lisa.  All We Know: Three Lives
Coll, Steve.  Private Empire: ExxonMobil and American Power
Collins, Gail.  As Texas Goes...: How the Lone Star State Hijacked the American Agenda
Cusk, Rachel.  Aftermath: On Marriage and Separation

DeSalle, Rob.  The Brain: Big Bangs, Behaviors, and Beliefs
Dalton, David.  Who Is That Man?: In Search of the Real Bob Dylan
Deford, Frank.  Over Time: My Life as a Sportswriter
Diffley, Atina.  Turn Here Sweet Corn: Organic Farming Works
Duhigg, Charles.  The Power of Habit: Why We Do What We Do in Life and Business
Dyson, George.  Turing’s Cathedral: The Origins of the Digital Universe

Epstein, Joseph.  Gossip: The Untrivial Pursuit
Flanagan, Caitlin.  Girl Land
Fleder, Rob.  Damn Yankees: Twenty-Four Major League Writers on the World’s Most Loved (and Hated) Team
Fortey, Richard.  Horseshoe Crabs and Velvet Worms: The Story of the Animals and Plants That Time Has Left Behind
Friedman, Matti.  The Aleppo Codex:  A True Story of Obsession, Faith, and the Pursuit of an Ancient Book

Gelvin, James L.  The Arab Uprisings: What Everyone Needs To Know
Ghonim, Wael.  Revolution 2.0: The Power of the People Is Greater Than the People in Power: A Memoir
González, Juan.  News for All the People: The Epic Story of Race and the American Media
Grind, Kirsten.  The Lost Bank: The Story of Washington Mutual - The Biggest Bank Failure in American History

Halloran, Andrew R.  The Song of the Ape: Understanding the Languages of Chimpanzees
Hirshman, Linda.  Victory: The Triumphant Gay Revolution
Hjortsberg, William.  Jubilee Hitchhiker: The Life and Times of Richard Brautigan
Holt, Jim.  Why Does the World Exist?: An Existential Detective Story

Iversen, Kristen.  Full Body Burden: Growing Up in the Nuclear Shadow of Rocky Flats
Jaffe, Steven H. New York at War: Four Centuries of Combat, Fear, and Intrigue in Gotham.
Jones, Gregg.  Honor In The Dust: Theodore Roosevelt, War in the Philippines, and the Rise and Fall of America’s Imperial Dream

Kasher, Moshe.  Kasher in the Rye: The True Tale of a White Boy from Oakland Who Became a Drug Addict, Criminal, Mental Patient, and Then Turned 16
King, Carol.  A Natural Woman: A Memoir
Kozol, Jonathan.  Fire in the Ashes: Twenty-Five Years Among the Poorest Children in America
Kurlansky, Mark.  Birdseye: The Adventures of a Curious Man

Lepore, Jill.  The Mansion of Happiness: A History of Life and Death
Lewis, Bernard.  Notes on a Century: Reflections of a Middle East Historian.

Magill, R. Jay, Jr.  Sincerity: How a Moral Idea Born Five Hundred Years Ago Inspired Religious Wars, Modern Art, Hipster Chic, and the Curious Notion That We ALL Have Something to Say (No Matter How Dull).
Maitland, Leslie.  Crossing the Borders of Time: A True Story of War, Exile, and Love Reclaimed
Maraniss, David.  Barack Obama: The Story
Murphy, Paul Thomas.  Shooting Victoria: Madness, Mayhem, and the Rebirth of the British Monarchy

Noah, Timothy.  The Great Divergence: America’s Growing Inequality Crisis and What We Can Do about It
Norment, Christopher.  In the Memory of the Map: A Cartographic Memoir
Nussbaum, Martha C.  The New Religious Intolerance: Overcoming the Politics of Fear in an Anxious Age

Parry, Richard Lloyd.  People Who Eat Darkness: the True Story of a Young Woman Who Vanished from the Streets of Tokyo - and the Evil that Swallowed Her Up
Pearce, Fred.  The Land Grabbers: The New Fight over Who Owns the Earth
Piot, Peter.  No Time to Lose: A Life in Pursuit of Deadly Viruses
Popkin, Samuel L.  The Candidate: What It Takes to Win - And Hold - The White House
Powell, Robert Andrew.  This Love Is Not for Cowards: Salvation and Soccer in Ciudad Juarez.

Sagebiel, Neil.  The Longest Shot: Jack Fleck, Ben Hogan, and Pro Golf’s Greatest Upset at the 1955 U.S. Open
Samuelsson, Marcus.  Yes, Chef
Sebba, Anne.  That Woman: The Life of Wallis Simpson, Duchess of Windsor
Sontag, Susan.  As Consciousness Is Harnessed to Flesh: Journals and Notebooks 1964-1980
Stiglitz, Joseph E. The Price of Inequality
Stott, Rebecca.  Darwin’s Ghosts: The Secret History of Evolution
Strayed, Cheryl.  Tiny Beautiful Things: Advice on Love and Life From Dear Sugar
Stutz, Phil.  The Tools: Transform your Problem into Courage, Confidence and Creativity.
Summerscale, Kate.  Mrs. Robinson’s Disgrace: The Private Diary of a Victorian Lady.
Swarns, Rachel L.  American Tapestry: The Story of the Black, White, and Multiracial Ancestors of Michelle Obama.

Talbot, David.  Season of the Witch: Enchantment, Terror, and Deliverance in the City of Love
Talty, Stephan. Agent Garbo: The Brilliant, Eccentric Secret Agent Who Tricked Hitler and Saved D-Day.
Tye, Larry.  Superman: The High-Flying History of America’s Most Enduring Hero

Warner, Marina.  Stranger Magic: Charmed States and the Arabian Nights
Wilson, Edward O.  The Social Conquest of Earth
Wolff, Justin.  Thomas Hart Benton: A Life
Worsley, Lucy.  If Walls Could Talk: An Intimate History of the Home
Wright, N.T.  Simply Jesus: Who He Was, What He Did, and Why He Matters

Yardley, Jim.  Brave Dragons: A Chinese Basketball Team, An American Coach, and Two Cultures Clashing