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Best Nature, Travel, and Sports Books of 2018

  • NONFICTION

    A WILDER TIME

    FEB. 13, 2018

NONFICTION

A WILDER TIME

by William E. Glassley

A superb tool for a better understanding of the natural world and why real science matters. Full review >

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  • NONFICTION

    JIM BROWN

    JUNE 12, 2018

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR

JIM BROWN

by Dave Zirin

A truly rounded, fully fleshed portrait of a significant 20th-century figure. Full review >

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  • NONFICTION

    THE RED CADDY

    APRIL 25, 2018

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR

THE RED CADDY

by Charles Bowden

A memoir about an American original by an American original, a literary journalist who merits more than a regional... Full review >

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  • NONFICTION

    THE WONDERFUL MR WILLUGHBY

    JULY 10, 2018

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR

THE WONDERFUL MR WILLUGHBY

by Tim Birkhead

Bird lovers and fans of well-written science history will love this revelatory and intoxicating biography. Full review >

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  • NONFICTION

    LANDS OF LOST BORDERS

    AUG. 21, 2018

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR

LANDS OF LOST BORDERS

by Kate Harris

Exemplary travel writing: inspiring, moving, heartfelt, and often breathtaking. Full review >

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  • NONFICTION

    CHESAPEAKE REQUIEM

    AUG. 7, 2018

HISTORY

CHESAPEAKE REQUIEM

by Earl Swift

A well-rendered narrative about how one specific island’s fate stands as a warning for all coastal regions. Full review >

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  • NONFICTION

    THE GAME

    OCT. 9, 2018

HISTORY

THE GAME

by George Howe Colt

First-rate reporting and writing that will appeal to gridiron fans and general readers as well. Full review >

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  • NONFICTION

    THE BIG FELLA

    OCT. 16, 2018

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR

THE BIG FELLA

by Jane Leavy

Sparkling, exemplary sports biography, shedding new light on a storied figure in baseball history. Full review >

FULL REVIEW >

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