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We Were Once a Family: A Story of Love, Death, and Child Removal in America by Roxanna Asgarian
2023
The Rediscovery of America: Native Peoples and the Unmaking of U.S. History by Ned Blackhawk
2023
Katrina: A History, 1915–2015 by Andy Horowitz
2020
Meander, Spiral, Explode: Design and Pattern in Narrative by Jane Alison
2019
The British Are Coming: The War for America, Lexington to Princeton, 1775-1777 by Rick Atkinson
2019
Parisian Lives: Samuel Beckett, Simone de Beauvoir, and Me: A Memoir by Deirdre Bair
2019
Charged: The New Movement to Transform American Prosecution and End Mass Incarceration by Emily Bazelon
2019
Furious Hours: Murder, Fraud, and the Last Trial of Harper Lee by Casey Cep
2019
The Club: Johnson, Boswell, and the Friends Who Shaped an Age by Leo Damrosch
2019
Shoot for the Moon: The Space Race and the Extraordinary Voyage of Apollo 11 by James Donovan
2019
The Lives of Lucian Freud: Youth 1922–1968 by William Feaver
2019
Acid for the Children: A Memoir by Flea
2019
Janis: Her Life and Music by Holly George-Warren
2019
How to Hide an Empire: A History of the Greater United States by Daniel Immerwahr
2019
How We Fight for Our Lives: A Memoir by Saeed Jones
2019
She Said: Breaking the Sexual Harassment Story That Helped Ignite a Movement by Jodi Kantor
2019
How to Be an Antiracist by Ibram X. Kendi
2019
Gods of the Upper Air: How a Circle of Renegade Anthropologists Reinvented Race, Sex, and Gender in the Twentieth Century by Charles King
2019
Underland: A Deep Time Journey by Robert Macfarlane
2019
In the Dream House: A Memoir by Carmen Maria Machado
2019
The Contender: The Story of Marlon Brando by William J. Mann
2019
Antisocial: Online Extremists, Techno-Utopians, and the Hijacking of the American Conversation by Andrew Marantz
2019
Guest House for Young Widows: Among the Women of ISIS by Azadeh Moaveni
2019
Edison by Edmund Morris
2019
The Code: Silicon Valley and the Remaking of America by Margaret O'Mara
2019
Our Man: Richard Holbrooke and the End of the American Century by George Packer
2019
Audience of One: Donald Trump, Television, and the Fracturing of America by James Poniewozik
2019
The Education of an Idealist: A Memoir by Samantha Power
2019
No Visible Bruises: What We Don’t Know About Domestic Violence Can Kill Us by Rachel Louise Snyder
2019
Axiomatic by Maria Tumarkin
2019
The Collected Schizophrenias: Essays by Esmé Weijun Wang
2019
The Impeachers: The Trial of Andrew Johnson and the Dream of a Just Nation by Brenda Wineapple
2019
Solitary by Albert Woodfox
2019
What We Talk About When We Talk About Rape by Sohaila Abdulali
2018
Small Fry by Lisa Brennan-Jobs
2018
Tailspin: The People and Forces Behind America's Fifty-Year Fall--and Those Fighting to Reverse It by Steven Brill
2018
The Line Becomes a River: Dispatches from the Border by Francisco Cantú
2018
Bad Blood: Secrets and Lies in a Silicon Valley Startup by John Carreyrou
2018
How to Write an Autobiographical Novel: Essays by Alexander Chee
2018
A Song for the River by Philip Connors
2018
The Last Palace: Europe's Turbulent Century in Five Lives and One Legendary House by Norman Eisen
2018
Bing Crosby: Swinging on a Star: The War Years, 1940-1946 by Gary Giddins
2018
What If This Were Enough?: Essays by Heather Havrilesky
2018
Reporter: A Memoir by Seymour M. Hersh
2018
Paul Simon: The Life [Deckle Edge] by Robert Hilburn
2018
The Recovering: Intoxication and Its Aftermath by Leslie Jamison
2018
Heavy: An American Memoir by Kiese Laymon
2018
The Big Fella: Babe Ruth and the World He Created by Jane Leavy
2018
The Fifth Risk by Michael Lewis
2018
I'll Be Gone in the Dark: One Woman's Obsessive Search for the Golden State Killer by Michelle McNamara
2018
Punishment Without Crime: How Our Massive Misdemeanor System Traps the Innocent and Makes America More Unequal by Alexandra Natapoff
2018
Football for a Buck: The Crazy Rise and Crazier Demise of the USFL by Jeff Pearlman
2018
How to Change Your Mind: What the New Science of Psychedelics Teaches Us About Consciousness, Dying, Addiction, Depression, and Transcendence by Michael Pollan
2018
The Tangled Tree: A Radical New History of Life by David Quammen
2018
Rising: Dispatches from the New American Shore by Elizabeth Rush
2018
Heartland: A Memoir of Working Hard and Being Broke in the Richest Country on Earth by Sarah Smarsh
2018
Reagan: An American Journey by Bob Spitz
2018
The New Negro: The Life of Alain Locke by Jeffrey C. Stewart
2018
The Lost Education of Horace Tate: Uncovering the Hidden Heroes Who Fought for Justice in Schools by Vanessa Siddle Walker
2018
Educated: A Memoir by Tara Westover
2018
The Dinosaur Artist: Obsession, Betrayal, and the Quest for Earth's Ultimate Trophy by Paige Williams
2018
The Souls of Yellow Folk: Essays by Wesley Yang
2018
She Has Her Mother's Laugh: The Powers, Perversions, and Potential of Heredity by Carl Zimmer
2018
The Shadow in the Garden: A Biographer's Tale by James Atlas
2017
Extreme Cities: The Peril and Promise of Urban Life in the Age of Climate Change by Ashley Dawson
2017
The Potlikker Papers: A Food History of the Modern South by John T. Edge
2017
Hunger: A Memoir of (My) Body by Roxane Gay
2017
I Couldn't Even Imagine That They Would Kill Us: An Oral History of the Attacks Against the Students of Ayotzinapa (City Lights Open Media) by John Gibler
2017
Ants Among Elephants: An Untouchable Family and the Making of Modern India by Sujatha Gidla
2017
Killers of the Flower Moon: The Osage Murders and the Birth of the FBI by David Grann
2017
Queen of Bebop: The Musical Lives of Sarah Vaughan by Elaine M. Hayes
2017
Leonardo da Vinci by Walter Isaacson
2017
Locking Up Our Own: Crime and Punishment in Black America by James Forman Jr.
2017
No Is Not Enough: Resisting Trump's Shock Politics and Winning the World We Need by Naomi Klein
2017
The Exile: The Stunning Inside Story of Osama bin Laden and Al Qaeda in Flight by Adrian Levy
2017
Priestdaddy: A Memoir by Patricia Lockwood
2017
Democracy in Chains: The Deep History of the Radical Right's Stealth Plan for America by Nancy Maclean
2017
The Apparitionists: A Tale of Phantoms, Fraud, Photography, and the Man Who Captured Lincoln's Ghost by Peter Manseau
2017
I Was Told to Come Alone by Souad Mekhennet
2017
October: The Story of the Russian Revolution by China Miéville
2017
The Biggest Prison on Earth: A History of the Occupied Territories by Ilan Pappé
2017
Animals Strike Curious Poses by Elena Passarello
2017
Fear City: New York's Fiscal Crisis and the Rise of Austerity Politics by Kim Phillips-Fein
2017
The Lost City of the Monkey God: A True Story by Douglas Preston
2017
The Color of Law: A Forgotten History of How Our Government Segregated America by Richard Rothstein
2017
Night Thoughts by Wallace Shawn
2017
The Gourmands' Way: Six Americans in Paris and the Birth of a New Gastronomy by Justin Spring
2017
Word by Word: The Secret Life of Dictionaries by Kory Stamper
2017
The Vaccine Race: Science, Politics, and the Human Costs of Defeating Disease by Meredith Wadman
2017
Greater Gotham: A History of New York City from 1898 to 1919 by Mike Wallace
2017
Henry David Thoreau: A Life by Laura Dassow Walls
2017
Coming to My Senses: The Making of a Counterculture Cook by Alice Waters
2017
Secondhand Time: The Last of the Soviets by Svetlana Alexievich
2016
The Feud: Vladimir Nabokov, Edmund Wilson, and the End of a Beautiful Friendship by Alex Beam
2016
Sing for Your Life: A Story of Race, Music, and Family by Daniel Bergner
2016
So Sad Today: Personal Essays by Melissa Broder
2016
Their Promised Land: My Grandparents in Love and War by Ian Buruma
2016
Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City by Matthew Desmond
2016
Ghetto: The Invention of a Place, the History of an Idea by Mitchell Duneier
2016
Shirley Jackson: A Rather Haunted Life by Ruth Franklin
2016
Blood, Bone, and Marrow: A Biography of Harry Crews by Ted Geltner
2016
Love for Sale: Pop Music in America by David Hajdu
2016
White Trash: The 400-Year Untold History of Class in America by Nancy Isenberg
2016
When Breath Becomes Air by Paul Kalanithi
2016
The Lonely City: Adventures in the Art of Being Alone by Olivia Laing
2016
My Father, the Pornographer: A Memoir by Chris Offutt
2016
A Kingdom of Their Own: The Family Karzai and the Afghan Disaster by Joshua Partlow
2016
John Aubrey: my own life by Ruth Scurr
2016
Modified: GMOs and the Threat to Our Food, Our Land, Our Future by Caitlin Shetterly
2016
Hidden Figures: The American Dream and the Untold Story of the Black Women Mathematicians Who Helped Win the Space Race by Margot Lee Shetterly
2016
Born to Run: The Autobiography by Bruce Springsteen
2016
The Wicked Boy: The Mystery of a Victorian Child Murderer by Kate Summerscale
2016
Birth of a Dream Weaver: A Writer’s Awakening by Ngũgĩ wa Thiong'o
2016
Blood in the Water: The Attica Prison Uprising of 1971 and Its Legacy by Heather Ann Thompson
2016
Enough Said: What's Gone Wrong with the Language of Politics? by Mark Thompson
2016
Are We Smart Enough to Know How Smart Animals Are? by Frans de Waal
2016
The Fire This Time: A New Generation Speaks about Race by Jesmyn Ward
2016
Guilty thing: a life of Thomas De Quincey by Frances Wilson
2016
A Rage for Order: The Middle East in Turmoil, from Tahrir Square to ISIS by Robert F. Worth
2016
I Contain Multitudes: The Microbes Within Us and a Grander View of Life by Ed Yong
2016
Another Day in the Death of America by Gary Younge
2016
The Light of the World: A Memoir by Elizabeth Alexander
2015
The Man Who Wasn't There: Investigations into the Strange New Science of the Self by Anil Ananthaswamy
2015
Invisible: The Dangerous Allure of the Unseen by Philip Ball
2015
Fracture: Life and Culture in the West, 1918-1938 by Philipp Blom
2015
How to Bake Pi: An Edible Exploration of the Mathematics of Mathematics by Eugenia Cheng
2015
Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates
2015
It Starts with Trouble: William Goyen and the Life of Writing by Clark Davis
2015
Leaving Orbit: Notes from the Last Days of American Spaceflight by Margaret Lazarus Dean
2015
Barbarian Days: A Surfing Life by William Finnegan
2015
City by City: Dispatches from the American Metropolis by Keith Gessen
2015
Kissinger's Shadow: The Long Reach of America's Most Controversial Statesman by Greg Grandin
2015
Sinatra: The Chairman by James Kaplan
2015
Man in Profile: Joseph Mitchell of The New Yorker by Thomas Kunkel
2015
H Is for Hawk by Helen Macdonald
2015
Strangers Drowning: Grappling with Impossible Idealism, Drastic Choices, and the Overpowering Urge to Help by Larissa MacFarquhar
2015
Hold Still: A Memoir with Photographs by Sally Mann
2015
The Argonauts by Maggie Nelson
2015
Women Artists: The Linda Nochlin Reader by Linda Nochlin
2015
Between You & Me: Confessions of a Comma Queen by Mary Norris
2015
The Givenness of Things: Essays by Marilynne Robinson
2015
So You've Been Publicly Shamed by Jon Ronson
2015
The Prize: Who's in Charge of America's Schools? by Dale Russakoff
2015
What the Eye Hears: A History of Tap Dancing by Brian Seibert
2015
One of Us: The Story of Anders Breivik and the Massacre in Norway by Åsne Seierstad
2015
Guantánamo Diary by Mohamedou Ould Slahi
2015
Black Earth: The Holocaust as History and Warning by Timothy Snyder
2015
My Life on the Road by Gloria Steinem
2015
The Invention of Nature: Alexander von Humboldt's New World by Andrea Wulf
2015
Burning Down the House: The End of Juvenile Prison by Nell Bernstein
2014
On Immunity: An Inoculation by Eula Biss
2014
Fire Shut Up in My Bones by Charles M. Blow
2014
Jerry Lee Lewis: His Own Story by Rick Bragg
2014
Boy on Ice: The Life and Death of Derek Boogaard by John (Watusi) Branch
2014
Limonov by Emmanuel Carrère
2014
The Problem of Slavery in the Age of Emancipation by David Brion Davis
2014
John Wayne: The Life and Legend by Scott Eyman
2014
India Calling: An Intimate Portrait of a Nation's Remaking by Anand Giridharadas
2014
On the Run: Fugitive Life in an American City by Alice Goffman
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 Empathy Exams: Essays by Leslie Jamison
2014
Lives in Ruins: Archaeologists and the Seductive Lure of Human Rubble by Marilyn Johnson
2014
A Garden of Marvels: How We Discovered that Flowers Have Sex, Leaves Eat Air, and Other Secrets of Plants by Ruth Kassinger
2014
The Sixth Extinction: An Unnatural History by Elizabeth Kolbert
2014
Tennessee Williams: Mad Pilgrimage of the Flesh by John Lahr
2014
Penelope Fitzgerald: A Life by Hermione Lee
2014
Factory Man: How One Furniture Maker Battled Offshoring, Stayed Local - and Helped Save an American Town by Beth Macy
2014
Man Alive: A True Story of Violence, Forgiveness and Becoming a Man by Thomas Page McBee
2014
The Underground Girls of Kabul: In Search of a Hidden Resistance in Afghanistan by Jenny Nordberg
2014
Age of Ambition: Chasing Fortune, Truth, and Faith in the New China by Evan Osnos
2014
The Invisible Bridge: The Fall of Nixon and the Rise of Reagan by Rick Perlstein
2014
Capital in the Twenty-First Century by Thomas Piketty
2014
The Sense of Style: The Thinking Person's Guide to Writing in the 21st Century by Steven Pinker
2014
Pro: Reclaiming Abortion Rights by Katha Pollitt
2014
Little Failure: A Memoir by Gary Shteyngart
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
A Fighting Chance by Elizabeth Warren
2014
Thirteen Days in September: Carter, Begin, and Sadat at Camp by Lawrence Wright
2014
Biennials and Beyond: Exhibitions that Made Art History: 1962-2002 by Bruce Altshuler
2013
Provence, 1970: M.F.K. Fisher, Julia Child, James Beard, and the Reinvention of American Taste by Luke Barr
2013
To the End of June: The Intimate Life of American Foster Care by Cris Beam
2013
Knocking on Heaven's Door: The Path to a Better Way of Death by Katy Butler
2013
Italo Calvino: Letters, 1941-1985 by Italo Calvino
2013
Mortal Sins: Sex, Crime, and the Era of Catholic Scandal by Michael D'Antonio
2013
The Riot Grrrl Collection by Lisa Darms
2013
The Sports Gene: Inside the Science of Extraordinary Athletic Performance by David Epstein
2013
Thank You for Your Service by David Finkel
2013
Johnny Cash: The Life by Robert Hilburn
2013
A Dreadful Deceit: The Myth of Race from the Colonial Era to Obama’s America by Jacqueline Jones
2013
Miss Anne in Harlem: The White Women of the Black Renaissance by Carla Kaplan
2013
Lost Girls: An Unsolved American Mystery by Robert Kolker
2013
A House in the Sky: A Memoir by Amanda Lindhout
2013
Forty-one False Starts: Essays on Artists and Writers by Janet Malcolm
2013
Salt Sugar Fat: How the Food Giants Hooked Us by Michael Moss
2013
Scarcity: Why Having Too Little Means So Much by Sendhil Mullainathan
2013
The Unwinding: An Inner History of the New America by George Packer
2013
The Last Cowboy: A Life of Tom Landry by Mark Ribowsky
2013
Gulp: Adventures on the Alimentary Canal by Mary Roach
2013
The Discovery of Middle Earth: Mapping the Lost World of the Celts by Graham Robb
2013
Dirty Wars: The World Is A Battlefield by Jeremy Scahill
2013
Amsterdam: A History of the World's Most Liberal City by Russell Shorto
2013
Karl Marx: A Nineteenth-Century Life by Jonathan Sperber
2013
Shocked: My Mother, Schiaparelli, and Me by Patricia Volk
2013
Mastering the Art of Soviet Cooking: A Memoir of Food and Longing by Anya Von Bremzen
2013
Men We Reaped by Jesmyn Ward
2013
Fosse by Sam Wasson
2013
Going Clear: Scientology, Hollywood, and the Prison of Belief by Lawrence Wright
2013
For a Song and a Hundred Songs: A Poet's Journey through a Chinese Prison by Liao Yiwu
2013
My Cross to Bear by Gregg Allman
2012
The Second World War by Antony Beevor
2012
The Color of Christ: The Son of God and the Saga of Race in America by Edward J. Blum
2012
Behind the Beautiful Forevers by Katherine Boo
2012
On Extinction: How We Became Estranged from Nature by Melanie Challenger
2012
Religion for Atheists: A Non-Believer's Guide to the Uses of Religion by Alain De Botton
2012
Short Nights of the Shadow Catcher: The Epic Life and Immortal Photographs of Edward Curtis by Timothy Egan
2012
Reinventing Bach by Paul Elie
2012
Titian: His Life by Sheila Hale
2012
Mortality by Christopher Hitchens
2012
The Outsourced Self: Intimate Life in Market Times by Arlie Russell Hochschild
2012
The Voice Is All: The Lonely Victory of Jack Kerouac by Joyce Johnson
2012
Louise: Amended by Louise Krug
2012
The Patagonian Hare: A Memoir by Claude Lanzmann
2012
Many Subtle Channels: In Praise of Potential Literature by Daniel Levin Becker
2012
Double Cross : The True Story of the D-Day Spies by Ben Macintyre
2012
A Wilderness of Error: The Trials of Jeffrey MacDonald by Errol Morris
2012
Man in the Blue Moon by Michael Morris
2012
Revelations: Visions, Prophecy, and Politics in the Book of Revelation by Elaine Pagels
2012
Spillover: Animal Infections and the Next Human Pandemic by David Quammen
2012
Joseph Roth: A Life in Letters by Joseph Roth
2012
Far From the Tree: Parents, Children and the Search for Identity by Andrew Solomon
2012
Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail by Cheryl Strayed
2012
My American Revolution by Robert Sullivan
2012
Stranger Magic: charmed states and The Arabian Nights by Marina Warner
2012
The Ice Balloon: S. A. Andree and the Heroic Age of Arctic Exploration by Alec Wilkinson
2012
Still: Notes on a Mid-Faith Crisis by Lauren F. Winner
2012
How the French Invented Love: Nine Hundred Years of Passion and Romance by Marilyn Yalom
2012
The Convert: A Tale of Exile and Extremism by Deborah Baker
2011
The Anatomy of a Moment: Thirty-Five Minutes in History and Imagination by Javier Cercas
2011
The Beautiful and the Damned: A Portrait of the New India by Siddhartha Deb
2011
Blue Nights by Joan Didion
2011
Townie by Andre III Dubus
2011
Life Itself: A Memoir by Roger Ebert
2011
Bossypants by Tina Fey
2011
A World on Fire: Britain's Crucial Role in the American Civil War by Amanda Foreman
2011
Tiger, Tiger by Margaux Fragoso
2011
Love and Capital by Mary Gabriel
2011
The Information: A History, a Theory, a Flood by James Gleick
2011
The Swerve: How the World Became Modern by Stephen Greenblatt
2011
Blood, Bones, and Butter: The Inadvertent Education of a Reluctant Chef by Gabrielle Hamilton
2011
Hemingway's Boat: Everything He Loved in Life, and Lost, 1934-1961 by Paul Hendrickson
2011
Arguably: Essays by Christopher Hitchens by Christopher Hitchens
2011
A Book of Secrets: Illegitimate Daughters, Absent Fathers by Michael Holroyd
2011
Rome: A Cultural, Visual, and Personal History by Robert Hughes
2011
In the Garden of Beasts: Love, Terror, and an American Family in Hitler's Berlin by Erik Larson
2011
Boomerang: Travels in the New Third World by Michael Lewis
2011
Malcolm X: A Life of Reinvention by Manning Marable
2011
Catherine the Great: Portrait of a Woman by Robert K. Massie
2011
Believing Is Seeing: Observations on the Mysteries of Photography by Errol Morris
2011
Rin Tin Tin: The Life and the Legend by Susan Orlean
2011
The Long Goodbye: A memoir by Meghan O'Rourke
2011
The Psychopath Test: A Journey Through the Madness Industry by Jon Ronson
2011
The Price of Civilization: Reawakening American Virtue and Prosperity by Jeffrey D. Sachs
2011
Charles Dickens: A Life by Claire Tomalin
2011
One Day I Will Write About This Place: A Memoir by Binyavanga Wainaina
2011
The Rise and Fall of Ancient Egypt by Toby Wilkinson
2011
The Possessed: Adventures with Russian Books and the People Who Read Them by Elif Batuman
2010
Let's Take the Long Way Home: A Memoir of Friendship by Gail Caldwell
2010
Composed: A Memoir by Rosanne Cash
2010
Washington: A Life by Ron Chernow
2010
About a Mountain by John D'Agata
2010
Travels in Siberia by Ian Frazier
2010
The Lost Cyclist: The Epic Tale of an American Adventurer and His Mysterious Disappearance by David Herlihy
2010
Apollo's Angels : A History of Ballet by Jennifer Homans
2010
Hero: The Life and Legend of Lawrence of Arabia by Michael Korda
2010
The Last Boy: Mickey Mantle and the End of America's Childhood by Jane Leavy
2010
Colonel Roosevelt by Edmund Morris
2010
The Emperor of All Maladies: A Biography of Cancer by Siddhartha Mukherjee
2010
The Grace of Silence: A Memoir by Michele Norris
2010
Yellow Dirt: An American Story of a Poisoned Land and a People Betrayed by Judy Pasternak
2010
Let the Swords Encircle Me: Iran--A Journey Behind the Headlines by Scott Peterson
2010
Listen to This by Alex Ross
2010
Being Wrong: Adventures in the Margin of Error by Kathryn Schulz
2010
Contested Will: Who Wrote Shakespeare? by James Shapiro
2010
Bomber County: The Poetry of a Lost Pilot's War by Daniel Swift
2010
Autobiography of Mark Twain, Volume 1 by Mark Twain
2010
The Tiger: A True Story of Vengeance and Survival by John Vaillant
2010
Fifth Avenue, 5 A.M.: Audrey Hepburn, Breakfast at Tiffany's, and the Dawn of the Modern Woman by Sam Wasson
2010
The Master Switch: The Rise and Fall of Information Empires by Tim Wu
2010
Born Round: The Secret History of a Full-time Eater by Frank Bruni
2009
Columbine by Dave Cullen
2009
Bright-Sided: How the Relentless Promotion of Positive Thinking Has Undermined America by Barbara Ehrenreich
2009
The Good Soldiers by David Finkel
2009
Yes Means Yes: Visions of Female Sexual Power and a World Without Rape by Jaclyn Friedman
2009
Fordlandia: The Rise and Fall of Henry Ford's Forgotten Jungle City by Greg Grandin
2009
Mennonite in a Little Black Dress: A Memoir of Going Home by Rhoda Janzen
2009
The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind: Creating Currents of Electricity and Hope by William Kamkwamba
2009
The Snakehead: An Epic Tale of the Chinatown Underworld and the American Dream by Patrick Radden Keefe
2009
True Compass: A Memoir by Edward M. Kennedy
2009
Strength in What Remains by Tracy Kidder
2009
Where Men Win Glory: The Odyssey of Pat Tillman by Jon Krakauer
2009
Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide by Nicholas D. Kristof
2009
Land of the Lost Souls: My Life on the Streets by Cadillac Man
2009
Gabriel Garcia Marquez: A Life by Gerald Martin
2009
Green Metropolis: Why Living Smaller, Living Closer, and Driving Less are the Keys to Sustainability by David Owen
2009
Larry's Kidney: Being the True Story of How I Found Myself in China with My Black Sheep Cousin and His Mail-Order Bride, Skirting the Law to Get Him a Transplant--and Save His Life by Daniel Asa Rose
2009
Changing My Mind: Occasional Essays by Zadie Smith
2009
Horse Soldiers by Doug Stanton
2009
The Jazz Loft Project: Photographs and Tapes of W. Eugene Smith from 821 Sixth Avenue, 1957-1965 by Sam Stephenson
2009
Pops: A Life of Louis Armstrong by Terry Teachout
2009
Food for Thought: Thought for Food by Vicent Todoli
2009
Empire of Liberty: A History of the Early Republic, 1789-1815 by Gordon S. Wood
2009
How to Live: A Search for Wisdom from Old People by Henry Alford
2008
Nothing to Be Frightened Of by Julian Barnes
2008
The Journal of Hélène Berr by Hélène Berr
2008
The Solitary Vice: Against Reading (Counterpoint) by Mikita Brottman
2008
Abraham Lincoln: A Life by Michael Burlingame
2008
The Forever War by Dexter Filkins
2008
Champlain's Dream by David Hackett Fischer
2008
Outliers: The Story of Success by Malcolm Gladwell
2008
The Hemingses of Monticello: An American Family by Annette Gordon-Reed
2008
Standard Operating Procedure by Philip Gourevitch
2008
The Ten-Cent Plague: The Great Comic-Book Scare and How It Changed America by David Hajdu
2008
Pictures at a Revolution: Five Movies and the Birth of the New Hollywood by Mark Harris
2008
Maggots in my Sweet Potatoes: Women Doing Time by Susan Madden Lankford
2008
God's Crucible by David Levering Lewis
2008
The Soloist: A Lost Dream, an Unlikely Friendship, and the Redemptive Power of Music by Steve Lopez
2008
The Dark Side: The Inside Story of How The War on Terror Turned into a War on American Ideals by Jane Mayer
2008
An Exact Replica of a Figment of My Imagination by Elizabeth McCracken
2008
How Beautiful It Is And How Easily It Can Be Broken: Essays by Daniel Mendelsohn
2008
The Soul of the Rhino: A Nepali Adventure with Kings and Elephant Drivers, Billionaires and Bureaucrats, Shamans and Scientists and the Indian Rhinoceros by Hemanta Mishra
2008
Rogue Economics: Capitalism's New Reality by Loretta Napoleoni
2008
Descent into Chaos: The U.S. and the Disaster in Pakistan, Afghanistan, and Central Asia by Ahmed Rashid
2008
Epilogue: A Memoir by Anne Roiphe
2008
The Snowball: Warren Buffett and the Business of Life by Alice Schroeder
2008
The Angel of Grozny by Åsne Seierstad
2008
Final Salute: A Story of Unfinished Lives by Jim Sheeler
2008
Audition: A Memoir by Barbara Walters
2008
The Post-American World by Fareed Zakaria
2008
The Day of Battle: The War in Sicily and Italy, 1943–1944 by Rick Atkinson
2007
A Long Way Gone: Memoirs of a Boy Soldier by Ishmael Beah
2007
The Pursuit of Glory: The Five Revolutions that Made Modern Europe: 1648-1815 (Penguin History of Europe) by Tim Blanning
2007
Photo by Sammy Davis, Jr. by Burt Boyar
2007
Brother, I'm Dying by Edwidge Danticat
2007
The Years of Extermination: Nazi Germany and the Jews, 1939-1945 by Saul Friedländer
2007
Can't Buy Me Love: The Beatles, Britain, and America by Jonathan Gould
2007
Graffiti L.A.: Street Styles and Art by Steve Grody
2007
How Doctors Think by Jerome Groopman
2007
The Shock Doctrine: The Rise of Disaster Capitalism by Naomi Klein
2007
The Curtain: An Essay in Seven Parts by Milan Kundera
2007
The Atomic Bazaar: The Rise of the Nuclear Poor by William Langewiesche
2007
Edith Wharton by Hermione Lee
2007
The Stillborn God: Religion, Politics, and the Modern West by Mark Lilla
2007
First Class Citizenship: The Civil Rights Letters of Jackie Robinson by Michael G. Long
2007
Storm World: Hurricanes, Politics, and the Battle Over Global Warming by Chris Mooney
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