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Beyond Bestsellers - Nonfiction

October - December 2014 Issue

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Allen, Danielle.  Our Declaration: A Reading of  The Declaration of Independence in Defense of Equality.
*Alleyne, Lauren K.  Difficult Fruit.  (Poetry)
Amer, Sahar.  What Is Veiling?
Aptowicz, Cristin O’Keefe.  Dr. Mutter’s Marvels: A True Tale of Intrigue and Innovation at the Dawn of Modern Medicin

Baime, A.J.  The Arsenal of Democracy: FDR, Detroit, and an Epic Quest to Arm an America at War.
Balmer, Randall.  Redeemer: The Life of Jimmy Carter.
*Bergland, Martha and Paul G. Hayes.  Studying Wisconsin: The Life of Increase Latham, Early Chronicler of Plants, Rocks, Rivers, Mounds and All Things Wisconsin.
Birmingham, Kevin.  The Most Dangerous Book: The Battle for James Joyce’s “Ulysses”.
Biss, Eula.  On Immunity: An Inoculation.
Boies, David & Theodore B. Olson.  Redeeming the Dream: The Case for Marriage Equality.
Burns, Tom.  Our Necessary Shadow: The Nature and Meaning of Psychiatry.

Caldwell, Gail.  New Life, No Instructions: A Memoir.
Carey, Benedict.  How We Learn: The Surprising Truth About When, Where, and Why it Happens.
Catlos, Brian A.  Infidel Kings and Unholy Warriors: Faith, Power, and Violence in the Age of the Crusade and Jihad.
*Chopra, Aneesh P.  Innovative State: How New Technologies Can Transform Government.
Cleveland, Todd.  Stones of Contention: A History of Africa’s Diamonds.
Cobb, Charles E., Jr.  This Nonviolent Stuff’ll Get You Killed: How Guns Made the Civil Rights Movement Possible.
Cole, Juan.  The New Arabs: How the Millennial Generation Is Changing the Middle East.
Corrigan, Maureen.  So We Read On: How the Great Gatsby Came to Be and Why It Endures.
Cossins, Annie.  The Baby Farmers: A Chilling Tale of Missing Babies, Shameful Secrets and Murder in 19th Century Australia.

Dasgupta, Rana.  Capital: The Eruption of Delhi.
Deresiewicz, William.  Excellent Sheep: The Miseducation of the American Elite & the Way to a Meaningful Life.
Dickie, John.  Blood Brotherhoods: A History of Italy’s Three Mafias.
*Doughty, Caitlin.  Smoke Gets in Your Eyes and Other Lessons from the Crematory.
Dyer, Geoff.  Another Great Day At Sea: Life Aboard the USS George H. W. Bush.

Edmundson, Mark.  Why Football Matters: My Education in the Game.

*Friedman, Kipp.  Barracuda in the Attic: A Memoir by the Latest Member of a Comic Dynasty.

*Gawande, Atul.  Being Mortal: Medicine and What Matters in the End.
Gay, Roxane.  Bad Feminist: Essays.
George, Nelson.  The Hippest Trip in America: Soul Train and the Evolution of Culture and Style.
Goldman, Francisco.  The Interior Circuit: A Mexico City Chronicle.
Goldstein, Dana.  The Teacher Wars: A History of America’s Most Embattled Profession.
Greenwald, Glenn.  No Place to Hide: Edward Snowden, the NSA, and the U.S. Surveillance State.

Hamilton, Nigel.  The Mantle of Command: FDR at War, 1941-1942.
Harvey, Matthea.  If the Tabloids Are True What Are You? (Poetry)
Heinrich, Bernd.  The Homing Instinct: Meaning and Mystery in Animal Migration.
Hong, Euny.  The Birth of Korean Cool: How One Nation is Conquering the World Through Pop Culture.

*Janik, Erika.  Marketplace of the Marvelous: The Strange Origins of Modern Medicine.

Keizer, Garret.  Getting Schooled: The Reeducation of an American Teacher.
Korda, Michael.  Clouds of Glory: The Life and Legend of Robert E. Lee.

Lockwood, Patricia.  Motherland, Fatherland, Homelandsexuals. (poetry)
*Loew, Patty.  Seventh Generation Earth Ethics: Native Voices of Wisconsin.

Macintyre, Ben.  A Spy Among Friends: Kim Philby and the Great Betrayal.
Macy, Beth.  Factory Man: How One Furniture Maker Battled Offshoring, Stayed Local - and Helped Save and American Town.
Marsh, Charles.  Strange Glory: A Life of Dietrich Bonhoeffer.
Mazzeo, Tilar J.  The Hotel on Place Vendome: Life, Death, and Betrayal at the Hotel Ritz in Paris.
*Melby, June.  My Family and Other Hazards: A Memoir.
Melinek, Judy and T.J. Mitchell.  Working Stiff: Two Years, 262 Bodies, and the Making of a Medical Examiner.
Mills, Marja.  The Mockingbird Next Door: Life with Harper Lee.
*Miyazaki, Kevin J.  Perimeter: A Contemporary Portrait of Lake Michigan.
Mizruchi, Susan L.  Brando’s Smile: His Life, Thought, and Work.
Murphy, Bruce Allen.  Scalia: A Court of One.

Nestor, James.  Deep: Freediving, Renegade Science, and What the Ocean Tells Us About Ourselves.
Nordberg, Jenny.  The Underground Girls of Kabul: In Search of a Hidden Resistance in Afghanistan.

Perlstein, Rick.  The Invisible Bridge: The Fall of Nixon and the Rise of Reagan.
Pisani, Elizabeth.  Indonesia Etc. Exploring the Improbable Nation.
Poole, W. Scott.  Vampira: Dark Goddess of Horror.
Prochnik, George.  The Impossible Exile: Stefan Zweig at the End of the World.

*Ritchen, Fred.  Bending the Frame: Photojournalism, Documentary and the Citizen.

Sacks, Mike.  Poking a Dead Frog: Conversations with Today’s Top Comedy Writers.
*Sheehy, Gail.  Daring: My Passages.
Shenk, Joshua Wolf.  Powers of Two: Finding the Essence of Innovation in Creative Pairs.|
Sides, Hampton.  In the Kingdom of Ice: The Grand and Terrible Polar Voyage of the USS Jeannette.
Skyhorse, Brando.  Take This Man: A Memoir.
*Sorby, Angela.  The Sleeve Waves. (Poetry)
Sorrentino, Paul.  Stephen Crane: A Life of Fire.
Stobbe, Mike.  Surgeon General’s Warning: How Politics Crippled the Nation’s Doctor.
Swafford, Jan.  Beethoven: Anguish and Triumph; A Biography.

Thorpe, Helen.  Soldier Girls: The Battles of Three Women at Home and at War.

Vecsey, George.  Eight World Cups: My Journey Through the Beauty and Dark Side of Soccer.

Westlake, Donald E.  The Getaway Car: A Donald Westlake Nonfiction Miscellany.
Whitaker, Mark.  Cosby: His Life and Times.
Windrow, Martin.  The Owl Who Liked Sitting on Caesar: Living with a Tawny Owl.
*Wizenberg, Molly.  Delancey: A Man, A Woman, a Restaurant, a Marriage.

Zoellner, Tom.  Train: Riding the Rails That Created the Modern World - From the Trans-Siberian to the Southwest Chief.

*Books by Authors attending the Wisconsin Book Festival.
See for the schedule.