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Beyond Bestsellers - Nonfiction, Winter 2018

January - March 2018 Issue


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Abdurraqib, Hanif.  They Can’t Kill Us Until They Kill Us: Essays
Aldous, Richard.  Schlesinger: The Imperial Historian.  
Allen, Danielle.  Cuz: The Life and Times of Michael A.  
Andersen, Kurt.  Fantasyland: How America Went Haywire: A 500-Year History
Anton, Ted.  Planet of Microbes: The Perils and Potential of Earth’s Essential Life Forms.  
Applebaum, Anne.  Red Famine: Stalin’s War on Ukraine.

Basu, Shrabani.  Victoria & Abdul: The True Story of the Queen’s Closest Confidant
Bullock, Darryl W.  David Bowie Made Me Gay: 100 Years of LGBT Music.

Cadbury, Deborah.  Queen Victoria’s Matchmaking: The Royal Marriages that Shaped Europe.  
Chernow, Ron.  Grant.  
Chu, Lenora.  Little Soldiers: An American Boy, a Chinese School, and the Global Race to Achieve
Coates, Ta-Nehisi.  We Were Eight Years in Power: An American Tragedy.

Dallek, Robert.  Franklin D. Roosevelt: A Political Life
de Hamel, Christopher.  Meetings with Remarkable Manuscripts: Twelve Journeys into the Medieval World.  
Décharné, Max.  Vulgar Tongues: An Alternative History of English Slang
Doughty, Caitlin.  From Here to Eternity: Traveling the World to Find the Good Death.

Echols, Alice.  Shortfall: Family Secrets, Financial Collapse, and a Hidden History of American Banking.  
Eig, Jonathan.  Ali: A Life
Ellsberg, Daniel.  The Doomsday Machine: Confessions of a Nuclear War Planner.

Fadiman, Anne.  The Wine Lover’s Daughter.  
Feinstein, John.  The First Major: The Inside Story of the 2016 Ryder Cup
Foer, Franklin.  World Without Mind: The Existential Threat of Big Tech.  
Fraser, Caroline.  Prairie Fires: The American Dreams of Laura Ingalls Wilder

Galeano, Eduardo.  Hunter of Stories.  
Gessen, Masha.  The Future Is History: How Totalitarianism Reclaimed Russia.  
Gibler, John.  I Couldn’t Even Imagine That They Would Kill Us: An Oral History of the Attacks Against the Students of Ayotzinapa.  
Gisleson, Anne.  The Futilitarians: Our Year of Thinking, Drinking, Grieving, and Reading
Gopnik, Adam.  At the Strangers’ Gate: Arrivals in New York.   
Gordon, Meryl.  Bunny Mellon: The Life of an American Style Legend.

Hagan, Joe.  Sticky Fingers: The Life and Times of Jann Wenner and Rolling Stone Magazine.  
Hardwick, Elizabeth.  The Collected Essays of Elizabeth Hardwick
Hathaway, Oona A.  The Internationalists: How a Radical Plan to Outlaw War Remade the World.  
Henriques, Diana B.  A First-Class Catastrophe: The Road to Black Monday, the Worst Day in Wall Street History.

Isaacson, Walter.  Leonardo da Vinci

Khan-Cullors, Patrisse.  When They Call You a Terrorist: A Black Lives Matter Memoir.  
Kotkin, Stephen.  Stalin: Waiting for Hitler, 1929-1941.  
Koul, Scaachi.  One Day We’ll All Be Dead and None Of This Will Matter
Kramer, Jane.  The Reporter’s Kitchen
Kyncl, Robert.  Streampunks: YouTube and the Rebels Remaking Media.

Lovell, Mary.  The Riviera Set: Glitz, Glamour, and the Hidden World of High Society
Lucey, Donna M.  Sargent’s Women: Four Lives Behind the Canvas

Manseau, Peter.  The Apparitionists: A Tale of Phantoms, Fraud, Photography, and the Man Who Captured Lincoln’s Ghost
McPhee, John.  Draft No. 4: On the Writing Process.   
Mendelsohn, Daniel.  An Odyssey: A Father, a Son, and an Epic
Metaxas, Eric.  Martin Luther: The Man Who Rediscovered God and Changed the World
Miles, Tiya.  The Dawn of Detroit: A Chronicle of Slavery and Freedom in the City of the Straits.  
Montillo, Roseanne.  Fire on the Track: Betty Robinson and the Triumph of the Early Olympic Women
Moore, Thomas.  Ageless Soul: The Lifelong Journey Toward Meaning and Joy.  
Moss, Candida R.  Bible Nation: The United States of Hobby Lobby
Mundy, Liza.  Code Girls: The Untold Story of the American Women Code Breakers of World War II.  

Peirce, Leslie.  Empress of the East: How a European Slave Girl Became Queen of the Ottoman Empire
Penny, Laurie.  Bitch Doctrine: Essays for Dissenting Adults.   
Perry, Michael.  Montaigne in Barn Boots: An Amateur Ambles Through Philosophy.  
Perry, Sarah.  After the Eclipse: A Mother’s Murder, a Daughter’s Search

Rachlin, Benjamin.  The Ghost of the Innocent Man: A True Story of Trial and Redemption.  
Reyes, Barbara Jane.  Invocations to Daughters.  (poetry)  
Rosen, Michael.  The Disappearance of Émile Zola: Love, Literature, and the Dreyfus Case.

Scalia, Antonin.  Scalia Speaks: Reflections on Law, Faith, and Life Well Lived.  
Shange, Ntozake.  Wild Beauty: New and Selected Poems.  (poetry) 
Shapiro, Laura.  What She Ate: Six Remarkable Women and the Food that Tells Their Stories.  
Shorto, Russell.  Revolution Song: A Story of American Freedom.  
Spring, Justin.  The Gourmands’ Way: Six Americans in Paris and the Birth of a New Gastronomy.  
Stern, Ken.  Republican Like Me: How I Left the Liberal Bubble and Learned to Love the Right
Suri, Jeremi.  The Impossible Presidency: The Rise and Fall of America’s Highest Office.

Taibbi, Matt.  I Can’t Breathe: A Killing on Bay Street.

Union, Gabrielle.  We’re Going to Need More Wine: Stories that are Funny, Complicated, and True.

Verzemnieks, Inara.  Among the Living and the Dead: A Tale of Exile and Homecoming on the War Roads of Europe.

Walker, Matthew.  Why We Sleep: Unlocking the Power of Sleep and Dreams
Wallace, Mike.  Greater Gotham: A History of New York City from 1898 to 1919
Wasson, Sam.  Improv Nation: How We Made a Great American Art
Weinersmith, Kelly.  Soonish: Ten Emerging Technologies That’ll Improve and/or Ruin Everything.  
Wesson, Rob.  Darwin’s First Theory: Exploring Darwin’s Quest for a Theory of Earth.   
Williams, Nathan.  The Kinfolk Entrepreneur: Ideas for Meaningful Work.  
Wood, Gordon S.  Friends Divided: John Adams and Thomas Jefferson.

Young, Kevin.  Bunk: The Rise of Hoaxes, Humbug, Plagiarists, Phonies, Post-Facts, and Fake News.

Zimmerman, Paul.  Dr. Z: The Lost Memoirs of an Irreverent Football Writer.