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    BOTTOM OF THE 33RD

    APRIL 12, 2011

NONFICTION

BOTTOM OF THE 33RD

by Dan Barry

Destined to take its place among the classics of baseball literature. Full review >

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    TOLSTOY

    NOV. 9, 2011

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    THE MEMORY PALACE

    JAN. 11, 2011

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    THE LONGEST WAR

    JAN. 11, 2011

HISTORY

THE LONGEST WAR

by Peter Bergen

One of the deepest and most disturbing investigations of one of the defining issues of our era. Full review >

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    BENTO'S SKETCHBOOK

    NOV. 8, 2011

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    JERUSALEM, JERUSALEM

    MARCH 9, 2011

HISTORY

JERUSALEM, JERUSALEM

by James Carroll

Another winner from a skillful writer and thinker of the first rank. Full review >

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    COURAGE BEYOND THE GAME

    AUG. 16, 2011

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR

COURAGE BEYOND THE GAME

by Jim Dent

A superb work that paints the resilient athlete as a fierce competitor and an unforgettable sportsman. Full review >

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    TOWNIE

    FEB. 28, 2011

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR

TOWNIE

by Andre Dubus III

A striking, eloquent account of growing up poor and of the making of a writer. Full review >

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    HERE ON EARTH

    APRIL 5, 2011

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HERE ON EARTH

by Tim Flannery

A lyrical, informed investigation into the human as ecological agent, and a provocation to act responsibly. Full review >

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    TIGER, TIGER

    MARCH 8, 2011

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TIGER, TIGER

by Margaux Fragoso

A gripping, tragic and unforgettable chronicle of lost innocence and abuse. Full review >

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    THE ORIGINS OF POLITICAL ORDER

    APRIL 19, 2011

CURRENT EVENTS & SOCIAL ISSUES

THE ORIGINS OF POLITICAL ORDER

by Francis Fukuyama

Endlessly interesting—reminiscent at turns of Oswald Spengler, Stanislaw Andreski and Samuel Huntington, though less... Full review >

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    1861

    APRIL 10, 2011

HISTORY

1861

by Adam Goodheart

Beautifully written and thoroughly original—quite unlike any other Civil War book out there. Full review >

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    BLOOD, BONES, AND BUTTER

    MARCH 8, 2011

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR

BLOOD, BONES, AND BUTTER

by Gabrielle Hamilton

After initially disdaining a career in food as one devoid of “meaning and purpose,” she finds both here. Full review >

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    INFERNO

    NOV. 2, 2011

HISTORY

INFERNO

by Max Hastings

Excellent general WWII accounts abound—including those by historical superstars such as Stephen Ambrose and John Keegan—but... Full review >

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    HOT

    JAN. 19, 2011

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    HEARTS TOUCHED BY FIRE

    APRIL 5, 2011

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR

HEARTS TOUCHED BY FIRE

edited by Harold Holzer

There are few more essential books for Civil War buffs and professional historians alike. A welcome, valuable addition to... Full review >

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    AN UNQUENCHABLE THIRST

    SEPT. 13, 2011

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR

AN UNQUENCHABLE THIRST

by Mary Johnson

Johnson’s portrayal of her time as a nun is likely to be controversial; her memoir is exceptional. Full review >

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    FIRST CONTACT

    APRIL 4, 2011

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FIRST CONTACT

by Marc Kaufman

An excellent preview of what may be the next big scientific breakthrough. Full review >

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    IN THE GARDEN OF BEASTS

    MAY 10, 2011

HISTORY

IN THE GARDEN OF BEASTS

by Erik Larson

An excellent study, taking a tiny instant of modern history and giving it specific weight, depth and meaning. Full review >

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    33 REVOLUTIONS PER MINUTE

    APRIL 5, 2011

HISTORY

33 REVOLUTIONS PER MINUTE

by Dorian Lynskey

Lynskey presents a difficult, risky art form in all its complexity. Full review >

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    1493

    AUG. 9, 2011

HISTORY

1493

by Charles C. Mann

Focusing on ecology and economics, Mann provides a spellbinding account of how an unplanned collision of unfamiliar animals,... Full review >

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    THE GREATER JOURNEY

    MAY 24, 2011

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR

THE GREATER JOURNEY

by David McCullough

A gorgeously rich, sparkling patchwork, eliciting stories from diaries and memoirs to create the human drama McCullough... Full review >

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    SMOKING TYPEWRITERS

    FEB. 16, 2011

NONFICTION

SMOKING TYPEWRITERS

by John McMillian

A welcome book on the ’60s—a nostalgia trip for those who were there and a vivid work of history for anyone curious about... Full review >

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    BORN IN AFRICA

    MAY 10, 2011

NONFICTION

BORN IN AFRICA

by Martin Meredith

The author does a superb job of describing the nuts-and-bolts of field research, the meaning of the often headline-producing... Full review >

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    DEADLY CHOICES

    FEB. 1, 2011

NONFICTION

DEADLY CHOICES

by Paul A. Offit

A much-needed book with solid evidence—deserves all the publicity it can get. Full review >

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    HALFWAY TO HOLLYWOOD

    MARCH 15, 2011

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR

HALFWAY TO HOLLYWOOD

by Michael Palin

Pythonophiles will find this essential, of course. But fans of good writing should dip into these pages, too, for... Full review >

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    THE BRILLIANT DISASTER

    APRIL 5, 2011

HISTORY

THE BRILLIANT DISASTER

by Jim Rasenberger

Graceful, dramatic writing makes this well-worn story new again. Full review >

FULL REVIEW >
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    INSIDE SCIENTOLOGY

    JULY 5, 2011

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR

INSIDE SCIENTOLOGY

by Janet Reitman

A bizarre and complicated history told with masterful control. Full review >

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    HOWARD COSELL

    NOV. 14, 2011

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR

HOWARD COSELL

by Mark Ribowsky

The definitive word on a loved, loathed, maddeningly complex broadcasting legend. Full review >

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    WENDY AND THE LOST BOYS

    AUG. 22, 2011

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR

WENDY AND THE LOST BOYS

by Julie Salamon

Perceptive and empathetic, but also gently unsparing—a superbly nuanced portrait. Full review >

FULL REVIEW >
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    ARRIVAL CITY

    MARCH 22, 2011

CURRENT EVENTS & SOCIAL ISSUES

ARRIVAL CITY

by Doug Saunders

An essential work for those who pay attention to the effects of globalization—which is, or at least should be, nearly... Full review >

FULL REVIEW >
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    THE THOUSAND-YEAR FLOOD

    NOV. 1, 2011

HISTORY

THE THOUSAND-YEAR FLOOD

by David Welky

An eye-opening account of a national disaster that has been all but forgotten, as well as a shameful spotlight on the... Full review >

FULL REVIEW >
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    FOUNDING GARDENERS

    APRIL 1, 2011

HISTORY

FOUNDING GARDENERS

by Andrea Wulf

A fresh look at the Founders that charms even as it irresistibly convinces. Full review >

FULL REVIEW >
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    LOST IN SHANGRI-LA

    MAY 1, 2011

HISTORY

LOST IN SHANGRI-LA

by Mitchell Zuckoff

Polished, fast-paced and immensely readable—ready for the big screen. Full review >

FULL REVIEW >

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