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    THE AGE OF INSIGHT

    MARCH 27, 2012

NONFICTION

THE AGE OF INSIGHT

by Eric R. Kandel

A transformative work that joins the hands of Art and Science and makes them acknowledge their close kinship. Full review >

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    BEAUTIFUL THING

    MARCH 6, 2012

CURRENT EVENTS & SOCIAL ISSUES

BEAUTIFUL THING

by Sonia Faleiro

Gritty, gripping and often heartbreaking—an impressive piece of narrative nonfiction. Full review >

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    THE FOREST UNSEEN

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THE FOREST UNSEEN

by David George Haskell

Exceptional observations of the biological world worthy of any naturalist’s library. Full review >

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    FREEDOM'S CAP

    MARCH 6, 2012

HISTORY

FREEDOM'S CAP

by Guy Gugliotta

Impressive research underlies a well-told story that’s simultaneously depressing (what a nasty species we are) and inspiring... Full review >

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    THE HOCKEY STICK AND THE CLIMATE WARS

    MARCH 6, 2012

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THE HOCKEY STICK AND THE CLIMATE WARS

by Michael E. Mann

This blistering indictment of corporate-funded chicanery demands a wide audience. Full review >

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    HOT CRIPPLE

    MARCH 6, 2012

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR

HOT CRIPPLE

by Hogan Gorman

A remarkable, emotional journey through unrelenting pain—and laughter. Full review >

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    THE HUNT FOR KSM

    MARCH 26, 2012

CURRENT EVENTS & SOCIAL ISSUES

THE HUNT FOR KSM

by Terry McDermott & Josh Meyer

A surprising, sobering look at one of the deadliest terror networks in history and the American spy agencies charged with... Full review >

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    IF WALLS COULD TALK

    MARCH 1, 2012

HISTORY

IF WALLS COULD TALK

by Lucy Worsley

Anyone who lives in a home with a kitchen, living room, bathroom and bedroom will delight in reading this history of the... Full review >

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    MASTERS OF THE PLANET

    MARCH 27, 2012

NONFICTION

MASTERS OF THE PLANET

by Ian Tattersall

Keeping a critical eye on the evidence and a skeptical one on theories, Tattersall confirms his status among world... Full review >

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    MR. PRESIDENT

    MARCH 6, 2012

HISTORY

MR. PRESIDENT

by Ray Raphael

Raphael’s exceptional history of the beginning years of the United States should be required reading, especially in an... Full review >

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    MY FRIEND DAHMER

    MARCH 1, 2012

GRAPHIC NOVELS & COMICS

MY FRIEND DAHMER

by Derf Backderf illustrated by Derf Backderf

An exemplary demonstration of the transformative possibilities of graphic narrative. Full review >

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    ON CELESTIAL MUSIC

    MARCH 21, 2012

NONFICTION

ON CELESTIAL MUSIC

by Rick Moody

Thoughtful, heartfelt and frequently moving, like the best music. Full review >

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    PAKISTAN ON THE BRINK

    MARCH 19, 2012

CURRENT EVENTS & SOCIAL ISSUES

PAKISTAN ON THE BRINK

by Ahmed Rashid

Rashid’s concluding advice, although reasonable, requires too many leaders to come to their senses, but readers will welcome... Full review >

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  • NONFICTION

    THE PATAGONIAN HARE

    MARCH 13, 2012

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR

THE PATAGONIAN HARE

by Claude Lanzmann & translated by Frank Wynne

“I am neither indifferent to, nor weary of, this world; had I a hundred lives, I know I would not tire of it,” he writes.... Full review >

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    POWER, INC.

    MARCH 6, 2012

CURRENT EVENTS & SOCIAL ISSUES

POWER, INC.

by David Rothkopf

Rothkopf delivers a lively, accessible treatment of a multifaceted, complex subject. Full review >

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  • NONFICTION

    THE SONG OF THE APE

    MARCH 1, 2012

NONFICTION

THE SONG OF THE APE

by Andrew R. Halloran

Halloran is a wonderful storyteller, and his gripping account of living among the apes alternates between thrills and... Full review >

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  • NONFICTION

    TURING'S CATHEDRAL

    MARCH 6, 2012

NONFICTION

TURING'S CATHEDRAL

by George Dyson

Meticulously researched and packed with not just technological details, but sociopolitical and cultural details as well—the... Full review >

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  • NONFICTION

    WHAT TO LOOK FOR IN WINTER

    MARCH 20, 2012

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR

WHAT TO LOOK FOR IN WINTER

by Candia McWilliam

Anyone who enjoys a play of words and appreciates the turn of a phrase in a beautifully constructed sentence will value this... Full review >

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  • NONFICTION

    WHEN GOD TALKS BACK

    MARCH 27, 2012

NONFICTION

WHEN GOD TALKS BACK

by T.M. Luhrmann

An erudite discussion both profoundly sympathetic and richly analytical. Full review >

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    WILD

    MARCH 20, 2012

NONFICTION

WILD

by Cheryl Strayed

A candid, inspiring narrative of the author’s brutal physical and psychological journey through a wilderness of despair to a... Full review >

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