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Beyond Bestsellers - Nonfiction

October - December 2016 Issue


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Abu Saif, Atef.  The Drone Eats with Me: A Gaza Diary.
Applewhite, Ashton.  This Chair Rocks: A Manifesto Against Ageism.

Bacevich, Andrew J.  America’s War for the Greater Middle East: A Military History.
Baker, Nicholson.  Substitute: Going to School with a Thousand Kids.
Bingham, Clara.  Witness to the Revolution: Radicals, Resisters, Vets, Hippies, and the Year America Lost Its Mind and Found Its Soul.
Boruch, Marianne.  Eventually One Dreams the Real Thing. (poetry)
Brant, John.  The Boy Who Runs: The Odyssey of Julius Achon.
Braverman, Blair.  Welcome to the Goddamn Ice Cube: Chasing Fear and Finding Home in the Great White North.
Brower, Kate Andersen.  First Women: The Grace and Power of America’s Modern First Ladies

Chaudry, Rabia.  Adnan’s Story: The Search for Truth and Justice After Serial.
Clayton, Jace.  Uproot: Travels in 21st-Century Music and Digital Culture.
Cliff, Nigel.  Moscow Nights: The Van Cliburn Story; How One Man and His Piano Transformed the Cold War.
Cole, Teju.  Known and Strange Things: Essays.
Cooper, Elisha.  Falling: A Daughter, a Father, and a Journey Back.
Cox, Lynne.  Swimming in the Sink: An Episode of the Heart.

Dittrich, Luke.  Patient H.M.: A Story of Memory, Madness, and Family Secrets.
Doyle, Sady.  Trainwreck: The Women We Love to Hate, Mock, and Fear...and Why.

Everhart, Ruth.  Ruined.

Faludi, Susan.  In the Darkroom
Fass, Paula S.  The End of American Childhood: A History of Parenting from Life on the Frontier to the Managed Child.
Foster, Charles.  Being a Beast: Adventures Across the Species Divide.
Franklin, Ruth.  Shirley Jackson: A Rather Haunted Life.
French, Kelley and Thomas.  Juniper: The Girl Who Was Born Too Soon.

Gaiman, Neil.  The View from the Cheap Seats: Selected Nonfiction.
Gleick, James.  Time Travel
Goldblatt, David.  The Games: A Global History of the Olympics.
Goldrick-Rab, Sara.  Paying the Price: College Costs, Financial Aid, and the Betrayal of the American Dream.
Graetz, Michael J.  The Burger Court and the Rise of the Judicial Right.
Gross, Edward.  The Fifty-Year Mission: The Complete, Uncensored, Unauthorized Oral History of Star Trek, Volume One: The First Twenty-Five Years.
Guyatt, Nicholas.  Bind Us Apart: How Enlightened Americans Invented Racial Segregation.

Hammer, Joshua.  The Bad-Ass Librarians of Timbuktu: And Their Race to Save the World’s Most Precious Manuscripts.
Havrilesky, Heather.  How to Be a Person in the World: Ask Polly’s Guide through the Paradoxes of Modern Life.
Hazleton, Lesley.  Agnostic: A Spirited Manifesto.
Hinton, Elizabeth.  From the War on Poverty to the War on Crime: The Making of Mass Incarceration in America.
Hirshey, Gerri.  Not Pretty Enough: The Unlikely Triumph of Helen Gurley Brown.
Howard, Hugh.  Architecture’s Odd Couple: Frank Lloyd Wright and Philip Johnson.

Jacobs, Meg.  Panic at the Pump: The Energy Crisis and the Transformation of American Politics in the 1970s.
James, Jamie.  The Glamour of Strangeness: Artists and the Last Age of the Exotic.

Kanigel, Robert.  Eyes on the Street: The Life of Jane Jacobs.
Keenan, Jillian.  Sex with Shakespeare: Here’s Much to Do with Pain, but More with Love.
Kessler, David A.  Capture: Unraveling the Mystery of Mental Suffering.
King, Ross.  Mad Enchantment: Claude Monet and the Painting of the Water Lilies.
Kluger, Richard.  Indelible Ink: The Trials of John Peter Zenger and the Birth of America’s Free Press.
Kunitz, Daniel.  Lift: Fitness Culture, from Naked Greeks and Acrobats to Jazzercise and Ninja Warriors.

Lascher, Bill.  Eve of a Hundred Midnights: The Star-Crossed Love Story of Two WWII Correspondents and Their Epic Escape Across the Pacific.
Lehmann, Chris.  The Money Cult: Capitalism, Christianity, and the Unmaking of the American Dream.

Mac Donald, Heather.  The War on Cops: How the New Attack on Law and Order Makes Everyone Less Safe.
Marcal, Katrine.  Who Cooked Adam Smith’s Dinner?: A Story About Women and Economics.
Mattison, Alice.  The Kite and the String: How to Write with Spontaneity and Control - and Live to Tell the Tale.
McDonough, James Lee.  William Tecumseh Sherman: In the Service of My Country: A Life. 9780393241570
Millard, Candice.  Hero of the Empire: The Boer War, A Daring Escape and the Making of Winston Churchill.

Nussbaum, Martha C.  Anger and Forgiveness: Resentment, Generosity, Justice.

Parkin, Simon.  Death by Video Game: Danger, Pleasure, and Obsession on the Virtual Frontline.
Pearlman, Jeff.  Gunslinger: The Remarkable, Improbable, Iconic Life of Brett Favre.
Phillips, Patrick.  Blood at the Root: A Racial Cleansing in America.

Ramadan, Al.  Play Bigger: How Pirates, Dreamers, and Innovators Create and Dominate Markets.
Rich, Adrienne.  Collected Poems: 1950-2012.
Rieff, David.  In Praise of Forgetting: Historical Memory and Its Ironies.
Rybczynski, Witold.  Now I Sit Me Down: From Klismos to Plastic Chair: A Natural History.

Seligman, Scott D.  Tong Wars: The Untold Story of Vice, Money, and Murder in New York’s Chinatown.
Sharif, Solmaz.  Look: Poems.
Shetterly, Caitlin.  Modified: GMOs and the Threat to Our Food, Our Land, Our Future.
Slater, Dan.  Wolf Boys: Two American Teenagers and Mexico’s Most Dangerous Drug Cartel.
Smee, Sebastian.  The Art of Rivalry: Four Friendships, Betrayals, and Breakthroughs in Modern Art.
Smith, Mychal Denzel.  Invisible Man, Got the Whole World Watching: A Young Black Man’s  Education.
Spiegelman, Nadja.  I’m Supposed to Protect You from All This.
Stein, Judith E.  Eye of the Sixties: Richard Bellamy and the Transformation of Modern Art.
Summerscale, Kate.  The Wicked Boy: The Mystery of a Victorian Child Murderer.
Sykes, Charles J.  Fail U: The False Promise of Higher Education.

Tinniswood, Adrian.  The Long Weekend: Life in the English Country House, 1918-1939.
Toobin, Jeffrey.  American Heiress: The Wild Saga of the Kidnapping, Crimes, and Trial of Patty Hearst.

Ullrich, Volker.  Hitler: Ascent 1889-1939.

van der Leun, Justine.  We Are Not Such Things: The Murder of a Young American, a South African Township, and the Search for Truth and Reconciliation.
Vincent, Isabel.  Dinner With Edward:  The Story of a Remarkable Friendship.

Wade, Becky.  Run the World: My 3,500-Mile Journey through Running Cultures Around the Globe.
Ward, Jesmyn (editor). The Fire This Time: A New Generation Speaks About Race.  
Whitefield-Madrano, Autumn.  Face Value: The Hidden Ways Beauty Shapes Women’s Lives.
Witt, Stephen.  How Music Got Free: The End of an Industry, the Turn of the Century, and the Patient Zero of Privacy.

Yang, Kao Kalia.  The Song Poet: A Memoir of My Father.
Yong, Ed.  I Contain Multitudes: The Microbes Within Us and a Grander View of Life.