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WorkYear
The Human Age: The World Shaped By Us by Diane Ackerman
2014
The Storm and the Tide: Tragedy, Hope and Triumph in Tuscaloosa by Lars Anderson
2014
The Half Has Never Been Told: Slavery and the Making of American Capitalism by Edward E. Baptist
2014
The Double Life of Paul De Man by Evelyn Barish
2014
Law of the Jungle: The $19 Billion Legal Battle Over Oil in the Rain Forest and the Lawyer Who'd Stop at Nothing to Win by Paul M. Barrett
2014
Forcing the Spring: Inside the Fight for Marriage Equality by Jo Becker
2014
The most dangerous book: the battle for James Joyce's Ulysses by Kevin Birmingham
2014
On Immunity: An Inoculation by Eula Biss
2014
Dark Invasion: 1915: Germany's Secret War and the Hunt for the First Terrorist Cell in America by Howard Blum
2014
Boy on Ice: The Life and Death of Derek Boogaard by John (Watusi) Branch
2014
The Trigger: Hunting the Assassin Who Brought the World to War by Tim Butcher
2014
Can't We Talk about Something More Pleasant? A Memoir by Roz Chast
2014
Careless People: Murder, Mayhem and the Invention of The Great Gatsby by Sarah Churchwell
2014
Hacker, Hoaxer, Whistleblower, Spy: The Many Faces of Anonymous by Gabriella Coleman
2014
History Lessons: A Memoir of Madness, Memory, and the Brain by Clifton Crais
2014
Out of the Woods: A Memoir of Wayfinding by Lynn Darling
2014
Hack Attack: The Inside Story of How the Truth Caught Up with Rupert Murdoch by Nick Davies
2014
The Problem of Slavery in the Age of Emancipation by David Brion Davis
2014
The Heathen School: A Story of Hope and Betrayal in the Age of the Early Republic by John Demos
2014
Isabella: The Warrior Queen by Kirstin Downey
2014
The Cause of All Nations: An International History of the American Civil War by Don H. Doyle
2014
Encounters at the Heart of the World: A History of the Mandan People by Elizabeth A. Fenn
2014
Aretha: From These Roots by Aretha Franklin
2014
Political Order and Political Decay: From the Industrial Revolution to the Globalization of Democracy by Francis Fukuyama
2014
Trespassing on Einstein's Lawn: A Father, a Daughter, the Meaning of Nothing, and the Beginning of Everything by Amanda Gefter
2014
A Man Called Destruction: The Life and Music of Alex Chilton, From Box Tops to Big Star to Backdoor Man by Holly George-Warren
2014
India Calling: An Intimate Portrait of a Nation's Remaking by Anand Giridharadas
2014
Plato at the Googleplex: Why Philosophy Won't Go Away by Rebecca Goldstein
2014
Study in Perfect (Association of Writers and Writing Programs Award for Creative Nonfiction) by Sarah Gorham
2014
The Empire of Necessity: Slavery, Freedom, and Deception in the New World by Greg Grandin
2014
William Wells Brown: An African American Life by Ezra Greenspan
2014
The Mantle of Command: FDR at War, 1941-1942 by Nigel Hamilton
2014
The Snowden Files: The Inside Story of the World's Most Wanted Man by Luke Harding
2014
Five Came Back: A Story of Hollywood and the Second World War by Mark Harris
2014
Unremarried Widow: A Memoir by Artis Henderson
2014
A Cup of Water Under My Bed: A Memoir by Daisy Hernandez
2014
Starlight Detectives: How Astronomers, Inventors, and Eccentrics Discovered the Modern Universe by Alan Hirshfeld
2014
The Sea Inside by Philip Hoare
2014
The Short and Tragic Life of Robert Peace: A Brilliant Young Man Who Left Newark for the Ivy League by Jeff Hobbs
2014
The Great Floodgates of the Wonderworld: A Memoir by Justin Hocking
2014
Savage Harvest: A Tale of Cannibals, Colonialism, and Michael Rockefeller's Tragic Quest for Primitive Art by Carl Hoffman
2014
Internal Medicine: A Doctor's Stories by Terrence Holt
2014
Lincoln and the Power of the Press: The War for Public Opinion by Harold Holzer
2014
War of the Whales: A True Story by Joshua Horwitz
2014
Ten Cities That Made an Empire by Tristram Hunt
2014
The Innovators: How a Group of Inventors, Hackers, Geniuses and Geeks Created the Digital Revolution by Walter Isaacson
2014
The Empathy Exams: Essays by Leslie Jamison
2014
Dear Leader: Poet, Spy, Escapee--A Look Inside North Korea by Jang Jin-sung
2014
The Other Side: a Memoir by Lacy M. Johnson
2014
How We Got to Now: Six Innovations That Made the Modern World by Steven Johnson
2014
Getting Schooled: The Reeducation of an American Teacher by Garret Keizer
2014
The Sixth Extinction: An Unnatural History by Elizabeth Kolbert
2014
Stalin: Paradoxes of Power, 1878-1928 by Stephen Kotkin
2014
Tennessee Williams: Mad Pilgrimage of the Flesh by John Lahr
2014
The Secret History of Wonder Woman by Jill Lepore
2014
The Lagoon: How Aristotle Invented Science by Armand Marie Leroi
2014
Flash Boys: A Wall Street Revolt by Michael Lewis
2014
A Spy Among Friends: Kim Philby and the Great Betrayal by Ben Macintyre
2014
The Answer to the Riddle Is Me: A Memoir of Amnesia by David Stuart MacLean
2014
Factory Man: How One Furniture Maker Battled Offshoring, Stayed Local - and Helped Save an American Town by Beth Macy
2014
The History of Rock 'n' Roll in Ten Songs by Greil Marcus
2014
Man Alive: A True Story of Violence, Forgiveness and Becoming a Man by Thomas Page McBee
2014
My Life in Middlemarch by Rebecca Mead
2014
What We See When We Read by Peter Mendelsund
2014
Supreme City: How Jazz Age Manhattan Gave Birth to Modern America by Donald L. Miller
2014
War! What Is It Good For?: Conflict and the Progress of Civilization from Primates to Robots by Ian Morris
2014
The Race Underground: Boston, New York, and the Incredible Rivalry That Built America's First Subway by Doug Most
2014
The Age of Radiance: The Epic Rise and Dramatic Fall of the Atomic Era by Craig Nelson
2014
If Only You People Could Follow Directions: A Memoir by Jessica Hendry Nelson
2014
The Mighty Dead: Why Homer Matters by Adam Nicolson
2014
Unreal City: Las Vegas, Black Mesa, and the Fate of the West by Judith Nies
2014
One Way Out: The Inside History of the Allman Brothers Band by Alan Paul
2014
The Invisible Bridge: The Fall of Nixon and the Rise of Reagan by Rick Perlstein
2014
Capital in the 21st Century by Thomas Piketty
2014
A Deadly Wandering: A Tale of Tragedy and Redemption in the Age of Attention by Matt Richtel
2014
When Paris Went Dark: The City of Light Under German Occupation, 1940-1944 by Ronald C. Rosbottom
2014
Busted: A Tale of Corruption and Betrayal in the City of Brotherly Love by Wendy Ruderman
2014
The Story of the Jews: Finding the Words, 1000 BCE – 1492 CE by Simon Schama
2014
Little Failure: A Memoir by Gary Shteyngart
2014
In the Kingdom of Ice: The Grand and Terrible Polar Voyage of the USS Jeannette by Hampton Sides
2014
Take This Man: A Memoir by Brando Skyhorse
2014
On His Own Terms: A Life of Nelson Rockefeller by Richard Norton Smith
2014
Pandora's DNA: Tracing the Breast Cancer Genes Through History, Science, and One Family Tree by Lizzie Stark
2014
Astoria: John Jacob Astor and Thomas Jefferson's Lost Pacific Empire: A Story of Wealth, Ambition, and Survival by Peter Stark
2014
Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption by Bryan Stevenson
2014
Nature's God: The Heretical Origins of the American Republic by Matthew Stewart
2014
The Unpersuadables: Adventures with the Enemies of Science by Will Storr
2014
My Age of Anxiety: Fear, Hope, Dread, and the Search for Peace of Mind by Scott Stossel
2014
Perfectly Miserable: Guilt, God and Real Estate in a Small Town by Sarah Payne Stuart
2014
The Divide: American Injustice in the Age of the Wealth Gap by Matt Taibbi
2014
The Big Fat Surprise: Why Butter, Meat and Cheese Belong in a Healthy Diet by Nina Teicholz
2014
Soldier Girls: The Battles of Three Women at Home and at War by Helen Thorpe
2014
Deep Down Dark: The Untold Stories of 33 Men Buried in a Chilean Mine, and the Miracle That Set Them Free by Héctor Tobar
2014
There Was and There Was Not: A Journey Through Hate and Possibility in Turkey, Armenia, and Beyond by Meline Toumani
2014
Uncertain Justice: The Roberts Court and the Constitution by Laurence Tribe
2014
Adventures in the Anthropocene: A Journey to the Heart of the Planet we Made by Gaia Vince
2014
The Tastemaker: Carl Van Vechten and the Birth of Modern America by Edward White
2014
Thirteen Days in September: Carter, Begin, and Sadat at Camp by Lawrence Wright
2014
Hope: Entertainer of the Century by Richard Zoglin
2014

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