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Apollo's Angels : A History of Ballet by Jennifer Homans2012
Arguably: Essays by Christopher Hitchens by Christopher Hitchens2012
The Big Thirst: The Secret Life and Turbulent Future of Water by Charles Fishman2012
Class Warfare: Inside the Fight to Fix America's Schools by Steven Brill2012
Destiny of the Republic: A Tale of Madness, Medicine, and the Murder of a President by Candice Millard2012
Elizabeth and Hazel: Two Women of Little Rock by David Margolick2012
The Emperor of All Maladies: A Biography of Cancer by Siddhartha Mukherjee2012
The Greater Journey: Americans in Paris by David McCullough2012
Inside Scientology: The Story of America's Most Secretive Religion by Janet Reitman2012
The Memory Palace by Mira Bartók2012
The Paper Garden: An Artist Begins Her Life's Work at 72 by Molly Peacock2012
Rin Tin Tin: The Life and the Legend by Susan Orlean2012
The Social Animal: The Hidden Sources of Love, Character, and Achievement by David Brooks2012
The Swerve: How the World Became Modern by Stephen Greenblatt2012
Thinking, Fast and Slow by Daniel Kahneman2012
Turn Right at Machu Picchu: Rediscovering the Lost City One Step at a Time by Mark Adams2012
Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience, and Redemption by Laura Hillenbrand2012
Barack Obama: The Story by David Maraniss2013
Behind the Beautiful Forevers by Katherine Boo2013
Engines of Change: A History of the American Dream in Fifteen Cars by Paul Ingrassia2013
Fire in the Ashes: Twenty-Five Years Among the Poorest Children in America by Jonathan Kozol2013
Full Body Burden: Growing Up in the Nuclear Shadow of Rocky Flats by Kristen Iversen2013
James Joyce: a new biography by Gordon Bowker2013
Joseph Anton by Salman Rushdie2013
Leonardo and the Last Supper by Ross King2013
The Oath: The Obama White House and The Supreme Court by Jeffrey Toobin2013
The Ocean of Life: The Fate of Man and the Sea by Callum Roberts2013
The Passage of Power by Robert A. Caro2013
The Patriarch: The Remarkable Life and Turbulent Times of Joseph P. Kennedy by David Nasaw2013
Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can't Stop Talking by Susan Cain2013
Shooting Victoria: Madness, Mayhem, and the Rebirth of the British Monarchy by Paul Thomas Murphy2013
The Social Conquest of Earth by Edward O. Wilson2013
Some of My Best Friends Are Black: The Strange Story of Integration in America by Tanner Colby2013
Thomas Jefferson: The Art of Power by Jon Meacham2013
Turing's Cathedral: The Origins of the Digital Universe by George Dyson2013
The Unwinding: An Inner History of the New America by George Packer2013
Why Be Happy When You Could Be Normal? by Jeanette Winterson2013
Why Does the World Exist?: An Existential Detective Story by Jim Holt2013
Animal Wise: The Thoughts and Emotions of Our Fellow Creatures by Virginia Morell2014
Bolivar: American Liberator by Marie Arana2014
Book of Ages: The Life and Opinions of Jane Franklin by Jill Lepore2014
The Boys in the Boat: Nine Americans and Their Epic Quest for Gold at the 1936 Berlin Olympics by Daniel James Brown2014
Command and Control: Nuclear Weapons, the Damascus Accident, and the Illusion of Safety by Eric Schlosser2014
The Faraway Nearby by Rebecca Solnit2014
Going Clear: Scientology, Hollywood, and the Prison of Belief by Lawrence Wright2014
Gulp: Adventures on the Alimentary Canal by Mary Roach2014
Jack London: An American Life by Earle Labor2014
Johnny Cash: The Life by Robert Hilburn2014
Lawrence in Arabia: War, Deceit, Imperial Folly and the Making of the Modern Middle East by Scott Anderson2014
On the Map: why the World Looks the Way it Does by Simon Garfield2014
The Riddle of the Labyrinth: The Quest to Crack an Ancient Code by Margalit Fox2014
The Skies Belong to Us by Brendan I. Koerner2014
To the End of June: The Intimate Life of American Foster Care by Cris Beam2014
Wilson by A. Scott Berg2014
Year Zero: A History of 1945 by Ian Buruma2014
Zealot: The Life and Times of Jesus of Nazareth by Reza Aslan2014
The Birth of the Pill: How Four Crusaders Reinvented Sex and Launched a Revolution by Jonathan Eig2015
Blood Royal: A True Tale of Crime and Detection in Medieval Paris by Eric Jager2015
Dark Invasion: 1915: Germany's Secret War and the Hunt for the First Terrorist Cell in America by Howard Blum2015
Factory Man: How One Furniture Maker Battled Offshoring, Stayed Local - and Helped Save an American Town by Beth Macy2015
The Human Age: The World Shaped By Us by Diane Ackerman2015
In the Kingdom of Ice: The Grand and Terrible Polar Voyage of the USS Jeannette by Hampton Sides2015
The Innovators: How a Group of Inventors, Hackers, Geniuses and Geeks Created the Digital Revolution by Walter Isaacson2015
Jerry Lee Lewis: His Own Story by Rick Bragg2015
John Quincy Adams: American Visionary by Fred Kaplan2015
The most dangerous book: the battle for James Joyce's Ulysses by Kevin Birmingham2015
No Place to Hide: Edward Snowden, the NSA, and the U.S. Surveillance State by Glenn Greenwald2015
Pandora's DNA: Tracing the Breast Cancer Genes Through History, Science, and One Family Tree by Lizzie Stark2015
The Secret History of Wonder Woman by Jill Lepore2015
The Short and Tragic Life of Robert Peace: A Brilliant Young Man Who Left Newark for the Ivy League by Jeff Hobbs2015
Spare Parts: Four Undocumented Teenagers, One Ugly Robot, and the Battle for the American Dream by Joshua Davis2015
The Story of the Jews: Finding the Words, 1000 BCE – 1492 CE by Simon Schama2015
The Age of Acquiescence: The Life and Death of American Resistance to Organized Wealth and Power by Steve Fraser2016
American Reckoning: The Vietnam War and Our National Identity by Christian G. Appy2016
Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates2016
Beyond Words: What Animals Think and Feel by Carl Safina2016
Do No Harm: Stories of Life, Death, and Brain Surgery by Henry Marsh2016
Empire of Self: A Life of Gore Vidal by Jay Parini2016
Give Us the Ballot: The Modern Struggle for Voting Rights in America by Ari Berman2016
How the World Moves: The Odyssey of an American Indian Family by Peter Nabokov2016
Listening to Stone: The Art and Life of Isamu Noguchi by Hayden Herrera2016
M Train by Patti Smith2016
On the Move: A Life by Oliver Sacks2016
Pacific: Silicon Chips and Surfboards, Coral Reefs and Atom Bombs, Brutal Dictators, Fading Empires, and the Coming Collision of the World's Superpowers by Simon Winchester2016
Showdown: Thurgood Marshall and the Supreme Court Nomination That Changed America by Wil Haygood2016
Something Must Be Done About Prince Edward County: A Family, a Virginia Town, a Civil Rights Battle by Kristen Green2016
Thieves of State: Why Corruption Threatens Global Security by Sarah Chayes2016
To Explain the World: The Discovery of Modern Science by Steven Weinberg2016
The Witches: Salem, 1692 by Stacy Schiff2016
Another Day in the Death of America by Gary Younge2017
City of Thorns: Nine Lives in the World's Largest Refugee Camp by Ben Rawlence2017
The Dragon Behind the Glass: A True Story of Power, Obsession, and the World's Most Coveted Fish by Emily Voigt2017
Exiled in America: Life on the Margins in a Residential Motel (Studies in Transgression) by Christopher P. Dum2017
Eyes on the Street: The Life of Jane Jacobs by Robert Kanigel2017
The Glass Universe: How the Ladies of the Harvard Observatory Took the Measure of the Stars by Dava Sobel2017
Grunt: The Curious Science of Humans at War by Mary Roach2017
Hidden Figures: The American Dream and the Untold Story of the Black Women Mathematicians Who Helped Win the Space Race by Margot Lee Shetterly2017
The Hour of Land: A Personal Topography of America's National Parks by Terry Tempest Williams2017
Kill 'Em and Leave: Searching for James Brown and the American Soul by James McBride2017
Lab Girl by Hope Jahren2017
Mad Enchantment: Claude Monet and the Painting of the Water Lilies by Ross King2017
Of Arms and Artists: The American Revolution Through Painters' Eyes by Paul Staiti2017
Paper: Paging Through History by Mark Kurlansky2017
The Revenge of Analog: Real Things and Why They Matter by David Sax2017
Truevine by Beth Macy2017
White Trash: The 400-Year Untold History of Class in America by Nancy Isenberg2017
Writing to Save a Life: The Louis Till File by John Edgar Wideman2017
The Best Land Under Heaven: The Donner Party in the Age of Manifest Destiny by Michael Wallis2018
Black Edge: Inside Information, Dirty Money, and the Quest to Bring Down the Most Wanted Man on Wall Street by Sheelah Kolhatkar2018
Bunk: The Rise of Hoaxes, Humbug, Plagiarists, Phonies, Post-Facts, and Fake News by Kevin Young2018
Gorbachev: His Life and Times by William Taubman2018
Grant by Ron Chernow2018
The Gulf: The Making of An American Sea by Jack E. Davis2018
Hue 1968: A Turning Point of the American War in Vietnam by Mark Bowden2018
Hunger: A Memoir of (My) Body by Roxane Gay2018
Leonardo da Vinci by Walter Isaacson2018
Locking Up Our Own: Crime and Punishment in Black America by James Forman Jr.2018
Richard Nixon: The Life by John A. Farrell2018
The Rise and Fall of Adam and Eve by Stephen Greenblatt2018
Theft by Finding: Diaries (1977-2002) by David Sedaris2018
True South: Henry Hampton and "Eyes on the Prize," the Landmark Television Series That Reframed the Civil Rights Movement by Jon Else2018
The Vaccine Race: Science, Politics, and the Human Costs of Defeating Disease by Meredith Wadman2018
We Crossed a Bridge and It Trembled: Voices from Syria by Wendy Pearlman2018
We Were Eight Years in Power: An American Tragedy by Ta-Nehisi Coates2018
Where the Past Begins: A Writer's Memoir by Amy Tan2018
Boom Town: The Fantastical Saga of Oklahoma City, Its Chaotic Founding, Its Apocalyptic Weather, Its Purloined Basketball Team, and the Dream of Becoming a World-class Metropolis by Sam Anderson2019
Burning Down the Haus: Punk Rock, Revolution, and the Fall of the Berlin Wall by Tim Mohr2019
The Cost of Living by Deborah Levy2019
Educated: A Memoir by Tara Westover2019
Fascism: A Warning by Madeleine K. Albright2019
The Feather Thief: Beauty, Obsession, and the Natural History Heist of the Century by Kirk Wallace Johnson2019
The Girl Who Smiled Beads: A Story of War and What Comes After by Clemantine Wamariya2019
High-Risers: Cabrini-Green and the Fate of American Public Housing by Ben Austen2019
How to Write an Autobiographical Novel: Essays by Alexander Chee2019
I'll Be Gone in the Dark: One Woman's Obsessive Search for the Golden State Killer by Michelle McNamara2019
In Extremis: The Life and Death of the War Correspondent Marie Colvin by Lindsey Hilsum2019
The Library Book by Susan Orlean2019
Looking for Lorraine: The Radiant and Radical Life of Lorraine Hansberry by Imani Perry2019
Palaces for the People: How Social Infrastructure Can Help Fight Inequality, Polarization, and the Decline of Civic Life by Eric Klinenberg2019
The Poisoned City: Flint's Water and the American Urban Tragedy by Anna Clark2019
Ruth Bader Ginsburg: A Life by Jane Sherron De Hart2019
The Sun Does Shine: How I Found Life and Freedom on Death Row by Anthony Ray Hinton2019
There Will Be No Miracles Here: A Memoir by Casey Gerald2019
Tigerland: 1968-1969: A City Divided, a Nation Torn Apart, and a Magical Season of Healing by Wil Haygood2019
American Moonshot: John F. Kennedy and the Great Space Race by Douglas Brinkley2020
An American Summer: Love and Death in Chicago by Alex Kotlowitz2020
Becoming Dr. Seuss: Theodor Geisel and the Making of an American Imagination by Brian Jay Jones2020
Elderhood: Redefining Aging, Transforming Medicine, Reimagining Life by Louise Aronson2020
Figuring by Maria Popova2020
Furious Hours: Murder, Fraud, and the Last Trial of Harper Lee by Casey Cep2020
The Heartbeat of Wounded Knee: Native America from 1890 to the Present by David Treuer2020
In the Country of Women: A Memoir by Susan Straight2020
In the Dream House: A Memoir by Carmen Maria Machado2020
Invisible Women: Data Bias in a World Designed for Men by Caroline Criado Perez2020
Losing Earth: A Recent History by Nathaniel Rich2020
Mama's Last Hug: Animal Emotions and What They Tell Us about Ourselves by Frans de Waal2020
Midnight in Chernobyl: The Untold Story of the World's Greatest Nuclear Disaster by Adam Higginbothamnot in English Common Knowledge2020
The Outlaw Ocean: Journeys Across the Last Untamed Frontier by Ian Urbina2020
Parkland by Dave Cullen2020
Places and Names: On War, Revolution, and Returning by Elliot Ackerman2020
Say Nothing: A True Story of Murder and Memory in Northern Ireland by Patrick Radden Keefe2020
Silver, Sword, and Stone: Three Crucibles in the Latin American Story by Marie Arana2020
The Source of Self-Regard: Selected Essays, Speeches, and Meditations by Toni Morrison2020
Underland: A Deep Time Journey by Robert Macfarlane2020
The Uninhabitable Earth: Life After Warming by David Wallace-Wells2020
The Yellow House: A Memoir by Sarah M. Broom2020

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