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Beyond Bestsellers - Nonfiction, Winter 2024

Great recent titles you may have missed, selected by our librarians.

January - March 2024 Issue


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Austen, Ben.  Correction: Parole, Prison, and the Possibility of Change.  

Bailar, Schuyler.  He/She/They: How We Talk About Gender and Why It Matters.  
Ball, Philip.  How Life Works: A User’s Guide to the New Biology.  
Barnes, Katie.  Fair Play: How Sports Shape the Gender Debates.
Baron, Martin.  Collision of Power: Trump, Bezos, and the Washington PostEbook, downloadable audiobook
Bass, Gary J.  Judgment at Tokyo: World War II on Trial and the Making of Modern Asia.  
Bordewich, Fergus M.  Klan War: Ulysses S. Grant and the Battle to Save Reconstruction.  
Brands, H.W.  Founding Partisans: Hamilton, Madison, Jefferson, Adams and the Brawling Birth of American Politics.  

Caruana Galizia, Paul.  A Death in Malta: An Assassination and a Family’s Quest for Justice.  
Chin, Curtis.  Everything I Learned, I Learned in a Chinese Restaurant: A Memoir.  
Clarren, Rebecca.  The Cost of Free Land: Jews, Lakota, and an American Inheritance.  
Conway, Ed.  Material World: The Six Raw Materials That Shape Modern Civilization.  

Darnton, Robert.  The Revolutionary Temper: Paris, 1748-1789
De Hamel, Christopher.  The Manuscripts Club: The People Behind a Thousand Years of Medieval Manuscripts.  
Dennett, Daniel C.  I've Been Thinking.  
Dixon, Athena.  The Loneliness Files: A Memoir in Essays.  
Du Sautoy, Marcus.  Around the World in Eighty Games: From Tarot to Tic-tac-toe, Catan to Snakes and Ladders, a Mathematician Unlocks the Secrets of the World's Greatest Games
Dunlop, Fuchsia.  Invitation to a Banquet: The Story of Chinese Food.  

Evangelista, Patricia.  Some People Need Killing: A Memoir of Murder in My Country.  
Eyman, Scott.  Charlie Chaplin vs. America: When Art, Sex, and Politics Collided.  

Gabriel, Mary.  Madonna: A Rebel Life.  
Garner, Dwight.  The Upstairs Delicatessen: On Eating, Reading, Reading about Eating, and Eating While Reading.  
Gay, Roxane.  Opinions: A Decade of Arguments, Criticism, and Minding Other People's Business.  
Gray, Charlotte.  Passionate Mothers, Powerful Sons: The Lives of Jennie Jerome Churchill and Sara Delano Roosevelt.  
Guy, John and Julia Fox.  Hunting the Falcon: Henry VIII, Anne Boleyn, and the Marriage That Shook Europe.  

Hankir, Zahra.  Eyeliner: A Cultural History.   
Hecimovich, Gregg.  The Life and Times of Hannah Crafts: The True Story of the Bondwoman's Narrative.  
Hermes, Will.  Lou Reed: The King of New York
Herzog, Werner.  Every Man for Himself and God Against All: A Memoir.  
Hoyer, Katja.  Beyond the Wall: A History of East Germany.  

Karikó, Katalin.  Breaking Through: My Life in Science.  
Kelly, Jack.  God Save Benedict Arnold: The True Story of America's Most Hated Man.  
Klein, Naomi.  Doppelganger: A Trip Into the Mirror World.  Ebook, downloadable audiobook
Kostyuchenko, Elena.  I Love Russia: Reporting from a Lost Country.  
Krishnamurthy, Sowmya.  Fashion Killa: How Hip-Hop Revolutionized High Fashion.  

Leonhardt, David.  Ours Was the Shining Future: The Story of the American Dream.  
Lin, Jamie Nakamura.  The Night Parade: A Speculative Memoir.  
Lohman, Sarah.  Endangered Eating: America's Vanishing Foods.  
Longo, Matthew.  The Picnic: A Dream of Freedom and the Collapse of the Iron Curtain.  

Mantel, Hilary.  A Memoir of My Former Self: A Life in Writing.  
Marshall, Max.  Among the Bros: A Fraternity Crime Story.  
Masters, Marc.  High Bias: The Distorted History of the Cassette Tape.  
Means, Brittany.  Hell If We Don't Change Our Ways: A Memoir.  
Miles, Jonathan.  The Once Upon a Time World: The Dark and Sparkling Story of the French Riviera.  
Moore, Thurston.  Sonic Life: A Memoir.  
Mundy, Liza.  The Sisterhood: The Secret History of Women at the CIA.  

Nagourney, Adam.  The Times: How the Newspaper of Record Survived Scandal, Scorn, and the Transformation of Journalism.  
Nguyen, Viet Thanh.  A Man of Two Faces: A Memoir, a History, a Memorial.  
Nicolson, Adam.  How to Be: Life Lessons from the Early Greeks.  

Ogilvie, Sarah.  The Dictionary People: The Unsung Heroes Who Created the Oxford English Dictionary.  

Pettegree, Andrew.  The Book at War: How Reading Shaped Conflict and Conflict Shaped Reading.  

Raban, Jonathan.  Father and Son: A Memoir.  
Raines, Howell.  Silent Cavalry: How Union Soldiers From Alabama Helped Sherman Burn Atlanta--and then Got Written Out of History.  
Raymond, Edwin.  An Inconvenient Cop: My Fight to Change Policing in America.  
Reid, Stuart A.  The Lumumba Plot: The Secret History of the CIA and a Cold War Assassination.  
Renner, Rebecca.  Gator Country: Deception, Danger, and Alligators in the Everglades.  
Robinson, Joanna.  MCU: The Reign of Marvel Studios.  
Robinson, Staci.  Tupac Shakur: The Authorized Biography.  
Rovelli, Carlo.  White Holes.  

Safina, Carl.  Alfie & Me: What Owls Know, What Humans Believe.  
Schulman, Daniel.  The Money Kings: The Epic Story of the Jewish Immigrants Who Transformed Wall Street and Shaped Modern America.  
Semenya, Caster.  The Race to Be Myself.  
Sinclair, Safiya.  How to Say Babylon. Ebook, downloadable audiobook
Singer, Matt.  Opposable Thumbs: How Siskel & Ebert Changed Movies Forever.  
Smith, Tracy K.  To Free the Captives: A Plea for the American Soul.  
So, Anthony Veasna.  Songs on Endless Repeat: Essays and Outtakes.  
Steines, Margo.  Brutalities: A Love Story.  
Stone, Sly.  Thank You (Falettinme Be Mice Elf Agin): A Memoir.  

Taylor, Benjamin.  Chasing Bright Medusas: A Life of Willa Cather
Thrall, Nathan.  A Day in the Life of Abed Salama: Anatomy of a Jerusalem Tragedy.   
Tick, Judith.  Becoming Ella Fitzgerald: The Jazz Singer Who Transformed American Song.  

Wasson, Sam.  The Path to Paradise: A Francis Ford Coppola Story.  
Watts, Reggie.  Great Falls, MT: Fast Times, Post-Punk Weirdos, and a Tale of Coming Home Again.  
White, Ronald C.  On Great Fields: The Life and Unlikely Heroism of Joshua Lawrence Chamberlain.  
Whiteman, Noah.  Most Delicious Poison: The Story of Nature's Toxins―From Spices to Vices.