books

Non-Fiction

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A

Ken Alibek

America’s Test Kitchen

Natalie Angier

Woman: An Intimate Geography

Dan Ariely

Karen Armstrong

B

Nancy Baggett

Judith Barad

Rose Levy Beranbaum

John Berendt

Mark Bittman

Deborah Blum

H.W. Brands

T.R.: The Last Romantic (1997), The First American: The Life and Times of Benjamin Franklin (2000) (History)

C

Thomas Cahill

How the Irish Saved Civilization (1995), The Gift of the Jews (1998), Desire of the Everlasting Hills (1999) (History, Religion)

Joseph Campbell

The Power of Myth (1988), The Hero with a Thousand Faces (1949) (Mythology, Folklore)

Norman F. Cantor

Brian Capon

James Carroll

Helen Castor

Thomas Cathcart

Julia Child

Rabbi David A. Cooper

God is a Verb: Kabbalah and the Practice of Mystical Judaism

Shirley O. Corriher

Walter Cronkite

D

Eamon Duffy

Saints & Sinners : A History of the Popes

E

Dave Eggers

Joseph J. Ellis

Chris Enss

F

Laurie Fabiano

Ann Faraday

The Dream Game

G

Laurie Garrett

Stephen Jay Gould

Joe and Teresa Graedon, PhD

The People's Pharmacy

Ellen Greenberg

The Supreme Court Explained

H

Richard Hanley

The Metaphysics of Star Trek

Stephen Hawking

A Brief History of Time

James Herriot

All Things Bright and Beautiful (1973)
All Creatures Great and Small
(1972)
All Things Wise and Wonderful
(1976)
The Lord God Made Them All
(1981)

Benjamin Hoff

R. Stephen Humphreys

I

J

Olivia Judson

K

Sam Kean

Stephen Kinzer

John Kircher

Jonathan Kirsch

Daniel Klein

Elinor Klivans

Gina Kolata

L

Dalai Lama

Christina Lane

Jospeh P. Lash

Bill Laws

Jenny Lawson

Thomas Levenson

C.S. Lewis

James W. Loewen

Lies My Teacher Told Me. Everything Your American History Book Got Wrong

Lori Longbotham

M

David McCullough

Alice Medrich

Judith Miller

Elizabeth Mitchell

Jim Miotke

Gordon Morrison

Randall Munroe

N

Azar Nafisi

O

P

M. Scott Peck

James Peterson

Michael Pollan

Q

R

William H. Rehnquist

Ruth Reichl

Mary Roach

Peter Robb

S

Eric Schlosser

Elaine Sciolino

Simon Singh

Dava Sobel

Sherry Sontag

Tom Standage

Amy Stewart

T

James Trager

The Women's Chronology

Margaret Truman

First Ladies: An Intimate Group Portrait of White House Wives

Alice K. Turner

Desmond Tutu

U

V

W

Andrew Weil

Eating Well for Optimum Health

Diana Wells

Lives of the Trees: An Uncommon History (2010)

Juan Williams

Thurgood Marshall : American Revolutionary

Simon Winchester

Elizabeth Wurtzel

Bitch : In Praise of Difficult Women

X

Y

Glenn Yeffeth

Z

Richard Zacks

An Underground Education