Nonfiction

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Surely at no other point in his illustrious career as the reigning Broadway lyricist/songwriter/composer of his time has Stephen Sondheim presented such a disappointing first act curtain.

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After a smash hit success with Seabiscuit, her book about a horse, Laura Hillenbrand has taken on another runner as the focal point of her new book.

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Sean Wilentz’s Bob Dylan in America is a top-notch, first-class synopsis of Bob Dylan’s career, contributions to popular music, status as a cultural icon, and, to a lesser extent, place in

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The compilation of notes, written in their own handwriting, from some of the fashion industry’s leaders, legends and unknowns renders an extraordinary portrait of a much loved and much missed fashi

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If there were a “Watchman” to protect us from danger, he would be shaking his rattle vigorously right now.

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Near-death experiences (NDE) are fascinating.

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In Young Mr. Obama: Chicago and the Making of a Black President, Edward McClelland explores the early years of Obama’s life in Chicago and how those years influenced his life.

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Why Does E=mc2? is one of those questions that educated
non-physicists must have been asking themselves for over a hundred

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Half Baked is a book by blogger Alexa Stevenson in which she tells the tale of her path from in-vitro fertilization to the birth her very premature daughter, Simone, a baby whose diaper wo

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Disappointment comes in many wrappings.

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How does an author begin to critically analyze and explain a phenomenon in popular culture?

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Face it, denizens of the business world, our teamwork is and always has been an unmitigated disaster.

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“Barack Obama is what comes at the end of that bridge 
in Selma.” 

—Congressman John Lewis


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Critics have been lamenting the decline of French cooking for years.

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It’s not unusual for scholars to come up with approximately the same idea at about the same time.

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Veteran author Bill Bryson delights in skewering the arrogant rich in England and the United States, particularly the folks who lived in the 19th and early 20th centuries in this quirky survey book

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The revised and updated edition of The Forest for the Trees revisits the writer’s 2000 book that details the publishing process not just from the view of a published author, nor a book edi

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The striped ticking pillow that Nonna Lisowskaja carried around her waist as a child caught in the crossfire of World War II becomes an historical treasure revealed only after her death with the he

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Part biography, part multimedia art smorgasbord, John’s Secret Dreams: The Life of John Lennon is more than just a nonfiction picture book: It’s a work of art itself.

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The book doesn’t begin in the Middle Ages with Thomas Aquinas or Robert Grosseteste. Not overtly, anyway.

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There are few words that can describe the influence and the arresting images that Mr. Bourdin graciously bestowed upon us during his career.

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Despite some writers’ claims that baseball is declining in popularity, its hold on American fans has never been more secure.

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When author B. Lynn Goodwin became the primary caregiver of her elderly mother, she turned to writing as a form of therapy. In her book, You Want Me To Do What?

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