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Beyond Bestsellers - Nonfiction, Fall 2017

October - December 2017 Issue


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Abu-Jamal, Mumia.  Have Black Lives Ever Mattered?

Berry, Damon T.  Blood and Faith: Christianity in American White Nationalism
Bidart, Frank.  Half-Light: Collected Poems, 1965-2016.  (poetry)
Bilton, Nick.  American Kingpin: The Epic Hunt for the Criminal Mastermind Behind the Silk Road.
Blakeslee, Nate.  American Wolf: A True Story of Survival and Obsession in the West.
Brennan, Thomas J.  Shooting Ghosts: A U.S. Marine, a Combat Photographer, and Their Journey Back from War.
Bruder, Jessica.  Nomadland: Surviving America in the Twenty-First Century

Campbell, Deborah.  A Disappearance in Damascus: Friendship and Survival in the Shadow of War.
Cook, Kevin.  Electric October: Seven World Series Games, Six Lives, Five Minutes of Fame That Lasted Forever
Cossins, Peter.  The First Tour de France: Sixty Cyclists and Nineteen Days of Daring on the Road to Paris

Dederer, Claire.  Love and Trouble: A Midlife Reckoning
Double Bind: Women on Ambition.  (ed. by Robin Romm) 

Eisinger, Jesse.  The Chickenshit Club: Why the Justice Department Fails to Prosecute Executives
Erickson, Lori.  Holy Rover: Journeys in Search of Mystery, Miracles, and God

Fagone, Jason.  The Woman Who Smashed Codes: A True Story of Love, Spies, and the Unlikely Heroine Who Outwitted America’s Enemies
Florida, Richard.  The New Urban Crisis: How Our Cities Are Increasing Inequality, Deepening Segregation, and Failing the Middle Class -- and What We Can Do About It
Ford, Elizabeth.  Sometimes Amazing Things Happen: Heartbreak and Hope on the Bellevue Hospital Psychiatric Prison Ward
Forner, Karlyn.  Why the Vote Wasn’t Enough for Selma.  
Franken, Al.  Al Franken, Giant of the Senate
Friend, David.  The Naughty Nineties: The Triumph of the American Libido

Gallagher, Leigh.  The AIRBNB Story: How Three Ordinary Guys Disrupted an Industry, Made Billions...and Created Plenty of Controversy.  9780544952669
Garbage with Jason Cohen.  This Is the Noise That Keeps Me Awake
Genoways, Ted.  This Blessed Earth: A Year in the Life of an American Farm
Gettleman, Jeffrey.  Love, Africa: A Memoir of Romance, War, and Survival
Gidla, Sujatha.  Ants Among Elephants: An Untouchable Family and the Making of Modern India
Graff, Garrett M.  Raven Rock: The Story of the U.S. Government’s Secret Plan to Save Itself -- While the Rest of Us Die
Greenblatt, Stephen.  The Rise and Fall of Adam and Eve

Handy, Bruce.  Wild Things: The Joy of Reading Children’s Literature as an Adult
Hanes, Stephanie.  White Man’s Game: Saving Animals, Rebuilding Eden, and Other Myths of Conservation in Africa
Hansen, Suzy.  Notes on a Foreign Country: An American Abroad in a Post-American World
Hayes, Elaine M.  Queen of Bebop: The Musical Lives of Sarah Vaughan

Jackson, Lawrence Patrick.  Chester B. Himes: A Biography

Kalmus, Peter.  Being the Change: How to Live Well and Spark a Climate Revolution
Kaplan, Fred.  Lincoln and the Abolitionists: John Quincy Adams, Slavery, and the Civil War

Lashinsky, Adam.  Wild Ride: Inside Uber’s Quest for World Domination
Latson, Jennifer.  The Boy Who Loved Too Much: A True Story of Pathological Friendliness
Levingston, Steven.  Kennedy and King: The President, the Pastor, and the Battle over Civil Rights
Losos, Jonathan B.  Improbable Destinies: Fate, Chance, and the Future of Evolution.
Lythcott-Haims, Julie.  Real American: A Memoir

MacLean, Nancy.  Democracy in Chains: The Deep History of the Radical Right’s Stealth Plan for America
Marshall, Tim.  A Flag Worth Dying For: The Power and Politics of National Symbols
Martin, Chelsea.  Caca Dolce: Essays from a Lowbrow Life
Maupin, Armistead.  Logical Family: A Memoir
McCarter, Jeremy.  Young Radicals: In the War for American Ideals
McCarthy, Tom.  Typewriters, Bombs, Jellyfish: Essays
McCoy, Alfred W.  In the Shadows of the American Century: The Rise and Decline of US Global Power
McManus, Erwin Raphael.  The Last Arrow: Save Nothing for the Next Life.
Merchant, Brian.  The One Device: The Secret History of the iPhone
Merridale, Catherine.  Lenin on the Train
Morrison, Toni.  The Origin of Others
Mulley, Clare.  The Women Who Flew for Hitler: A True Story of Soaring Ambition and Searing Rivalry
Myles, Eileen.  Afterglow: A Dog Memoir

Nicholson, Hope.  The Spectacular Sisterhood of Superwomen: Awesome Female Characters from Comic Book History
Nunn, Emily.  The Comfort Food Diaries: My Quest for the Perfect Dish to Mend a Broken Heart

Olson, Lynne.  Last Hope Island: Britain, Occupied Europe, and the Brotherhood that Helped Turn the Tide of War

Parker, Peter.  Housman Country: Into the Heart of England
Policing the Black Man: Arrest, Prosecution and Imprisonment.  (Ed. by Angela J. Davis) 
Powers, Ann.  Good Booty: Love and Sex, Black and White, Body and Soul in American Music
Prinstein, Mitchell.  Popular: The Power of Likability in a Status-Obsessed World

Quinn, Zoë.  Crash Override: How GamerGate (Nearly) Destroyed My Life, and How We Can Win the Fight Against Online Hate

Ruhlman, Michael.  Grocery: The Buying and Selling of Food in America.  

Sachs, Harvey.  Toscanini: Musician of Conscience
Sancton, Thomas.  The Bettencourt Affair: The World’s Richest Woman and the Scandal that Rocked Paris
Saxena, Jaya.  Basic Witches: How to Summon Success, Banish Drama, and Raise Hell with Your Coven
Schilling, Heinz.  Martin Luther: Rebel in an Age of Upheaval
Shake It Up: Great American Writing on Rock and Pop from Elvis to Jay Z.  (ed. by Jonathan Lethem and Kevin Dettmar.) 
Slezkine, Yuri.  The House of Government: A Saga of the Russian Revolution
Smith, Danez.  Don’t Call Us Dead.  (poetry) 
Spence, Annie.  Dear Fahrenheit 451: Love and Heartbreak in the Stacks
Stahr, Walter.  Stanton: Lincoln’s War Secretary
Steffens, Roger.  So Much Things to Say: The Oral History of Bob Marley
Sullivan, Teresa.  Mikey and Me: Life with My Exceptional Sister

Taubman, William.  Gorbachev: His Life and Times
Thomson, David.  Warner Bros: The Making of an American Movie Studio
Twitty, Michael.  The Cooking Gene: A Journey Through African-American Culinary History in the Old South

Walls, Laura Dassow.  Henry David Thoreau: A Life
Westaby, Stephen.  Open Heart: A Cardiac Surgeon’s Stories of Life and Death on the Operating Table
White, Richard.  The Republic for Which It Stands: The United States During Reconstruction and the Gilded Age, 1865-1896
Wright, Robert. Why Buddhism is True.