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  • Sin in the Second City: Madams Ministers Playboys and the Battle for America's Soul by Karen Abbott

  • American Rose: A Nation Laid Bare: The Life and Times of Gypsy Rose Lee by Karen Abbott

  • The Zookeeper's Wife: A War Story by Diane Ackerman

  • A Natural History of the Senses by Diane Ackerman

  • London Under: The Secret History Beneath the Streets by Peter Ackroyd

  • Foundation: The History of England from Its Earliest Beginnings to the Tudors by Peter Ackroyd

  • Tudors: The History of England: Volume II by Peter Ackroyd

  • Periodic Tales: A Cultural History of the Elements from Arsenic to Zinc by Hugh Aldersey-Williams

  • The President Is a Sick Man: Wherein the Supposedly Virtuous Grover Cleveland Survives a Secret Surgery at Sea and Vilifies the Courageous Newspaperman Who Dared Expose the Truth by Matthew Algeo

  • Of Time and Chase by Edison B. Allen

  • Sick in the Head: Conversations About Life and Comedy by Judd Apatow

  • Mary and Lou and Rhoda and Ted: And all the Brilliant Minds Who Made The Mary Tyler Moore Show a Classic by Jennifer Armstrong

  • The Sexual History of London: From Roman Londinium to the Swinging City---Lust Vice and Desire Across the Ages by Catharine Arnold

  • 100 Essential Things You Didn't Know You Didn't Know by John D. Barrow

  • Wildflower by Drew Barrymore

  • Witchcraze : A New History of the European Witch Hunts by Anne L. Barstow

  • I Do and I Don't: A History of Marriage in the Movies by Jeanine Basinger

  • Untied: A Memoir of Family Fame and Floundering by Meredith Baxter

  • Elizabeth the Queen: Inside the Life of a Modern Monarch by Sally Bedell Smith

  • The Cranford Companion by Sue Birtwistle

  • The Making of Pride and Prejudice (BBC)  by Sue Birtwistle

  • On Immunity: An Inoculation by Eula Biss

  • VJ: The Unplugged Adventures of MTV's First Wave by Nina Blackwood

  • The Poisoner's Handbook: Murder and the Birth of Forensic Medicine in Jazz Age New York by Deborah Blum

  • Much Ado About Nothing: Branagh Screenplay by Kenneth Branagh

  • Lulu in Hollywood by Louise Brooks

  • The Book of Mormon Girl: A Memoir of an American Faith by Joanna Brooks

  • Great Maps by Jerry Brotton

  • The Diana Chronicles by Tina Brown

  • At Home: A Short History of Private Life by Bill Bryson

  • One Summer: America 1927 by Bill Bryson

  • The Secret Wife of Louis XIV: Françoise d'Aubigné Madame de Maintenon by Veronica Buckley

  • How the Irish Saved Civilization  by Thomas Cahill

  • Could It Be Forever?: My Story by David Cassidy

  • Fifty Animals that Changed the Course of History by Eric Chaline

  • Oklahoma City: What the Investigation Missed -- And Why It Still Matters by Roger Charles

  • Can't We Talk about Something More Pleasant? by Roz Chast

  • Drinking in America: Our Secret History by Susan Cheever

  • So Anyway by John Cleese

  • Rosemary: The Hidden Kennedy Daughter by Kate Clifford Larson

  • America Again: Re-becoming the Greatness We Never Weren't by Stephen Colbert

  • The Murder of the Century: The Gilded Age Crime That Scandalized a City & Sparked the Tabloid Wars by Paul Collins

  • Columbine by Dave Cullen

  • Four Weddings and a Funeral: The Screenplay for the Smash Hit Comedy by Richard Curtis

  • The Magic of Reality: How We Know What's Really True by Richard Dawkins

  • Lucy at the Movies: The Complete Films of Lucille Ball by Cindy De La Hoz

  • Elizabeth Taylor: Her Place In the Sun: A Shining Legacy on Film by Cindy De La Hoz

  • Seriously...I'm Kidding by Ellen DeGeneres

  • Inside the Mind of BTK: The True Story Behind the Thirty-Year Hunt for the Notorious Wichita Serial Killer by John Douglas

  • I Am Spartacus!: Making a Film Breaking the Blacklist by Kirk Douglas

  • Think Like a Freak by Stephen J. Dubner & Steven D. Levitt

  • Freakonomics: A Rogue Economist Explores the Hidden Side of Everything by Stephen J. Dubner & Steven D. Levitt

  • SuperFreakonomics: Global Cooling Patriotic Prostitutes and Why Suicide Bombers Should Buy Life Insurance (Freakonomics Bk 2) by Stephen J. Dubner & Steven D. Levitt

  • Neverland: J. M. Barrie The Du Mauriers and the Dark Side of Peter Pan by Piers Dudgeon

  • The Power of Habit by Charles Duhigg

  • Not That Kind of Girl by Lena Dunham

  • Jeannie Out of the Bottle by Barbara Eden

  • The Birth of the Pill: How Four Crusaders Reinvented Sex and Launched a Revolution by Jonathan Eig

  • Infographic Guide to Literature (Infographic Guides) by Joanna Eliot

  • The Annals of Unsolved Crime by Edward Jay Epstein

  • Bossypants by Tina Fey

  • Wishful Drinking by Carrie Fisher

  • Shockaholic by Carrie Fisher

  • Sister Queens: The Noble Tragic Lives of Katherine of Aragon and Juana Queen of Castile by Julia Fox

  • What's the Matter with Kansas? : How Conservatives Won the Heart of America by Thomas Frank

  • Plastic: A Toxic Love Story by Susan Freinkel

  • Jane Austen and Crime by Susannah Fullerton

  • The Outlandish Companion, Volume Two: The Companion to The Fiery Cross, A Breath of Snow and Ashes, An Echo in the Bone, and Written in My Own Heart's Blood by Diana Gabaldon

  • We Don't Need Roads: The Making of the Back to the Future Trilogy by Caseen Gaines

  • Just My Type: A Book About Fonts by Simon Garfield

  • Rookie Yearbook One by Tavi Gevinson

  • The Presidents Club: Inside the World's Most Exclusive Fraternity by Nancy Gibbs & Michael Duffy

  • The Tipping Point: How Little Things Can Make a Big Difference by Malcolm Gladwell

  • Outliers: The Story of Success by Malcolm Gladwell

  • What the Dog Saw And Other Adventures by Malcolm Gladwell

  • David and Goliath: Underdogs Misfits and the Art of Battling Giants by Malcolm Gladwell

  • Is It Just Me? Or Is It Nuts Out There? by Whoopi Goldberg

  • Seven American Deaths and Disasters by Kenneth Goldsmith

  • Manson: The Life and Times of Charles Manson by Jeff Guinn

  • When Books Went to War: The Stories that Helped Us Win World War II by Molly Guptill Manning

  • Zentangle Untangled: Inspiration and Prompts for Meditative Drawing by Kass Hall

  • Got Milked?: The Great Dairy Deception and Why You'll Thrive Without Milk by Alissa Hamilton

  • Ravensbruck: Life and Death in Hitler's Concentration Camp for Women by Sarah Helm

  • The Making of The African Queen, or: How I went to Africa with Bogart, Bacall and Huston and almost lost my mind by Katharine Hepburn

  • Colossus: Hoover Dam and the Making of the American Century by Michael Hiltzik

  • Buffy: The Making of a Vampire Slayer by Nancy Holder

  • Marvel Comics: The Untold Story by Sean Howe

  • Sultana: Surviving the Civil War Prison and the Worst Maritime Disaster in American History by Alan Huffman

  • Maphead: Charting the Wide Weird World of Geography Wonks by Ken Jennings

  • Because I Said So!: The Truth Behind the Myths Tales and Warnings Every Generation Passes Down to Its Kids by Ken Jennings

  • Green River Killer: A True Detective Story by Jeff Jensen

  • How We Got to Now: Six Innovations That Made the Modern World by Steven Johnson

  • The Uncensored Bible by John Kaltner

  • Ball of Fire: The Tumultuous Life and Comic Art of Lucille Ball by Stefan Kanfer

  • Tough Without a Gun: The Life and Extraordinary Afterlife of Humphrey Bogart by Stefan Kanfer

  • Medusa's Gaze and Vampire's Bite: The Science of Monsters by Matt Kaplan

  • The Little Girl Who Fought the Great Depression: Shirley Temple and 1930s America by John F. Kasson

  • The Violinist's Thumb: And Other Lost Tales of Love War and Genius as Written by Our Genetic Code by Sam Kean

  • The Tale of the Dueling Neurosurgeons: The History of the Human Brain as Revealed by True Stories of Trauma Madness and Recovery by Sam Kean

  • Pauline Kael: A Life in the Dark by Brian Kellow

  • The Book of Lost Books; An Incomplete History of All the Great Books You'll Never Read by Stuart Kelly

  • Malled: My Unintentional Career in Retail by Caitlin Kelly

  • Joan Blondell: A Life Between Takes (Hollywood Legends) by Matthew Kennedy

  • Roadshow!: The Fall of Film Musicals in the 1960s by Matthew Kennedy

  • Hitler, Vol 1: 1889-1936 Hubris by Ian Kershaw

  • On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft by Stephen King

  • Secret Windows: Essays and Fiction on the Craft of Writing by Stephen King

  • Over New Orleans: Aerial Photographs by David King Gleason

  • 1969: The Year Everything Changed by Rob Kirkpatrick

  • Al Capp: A Life to the Contrary by Denis Kitchen

  • The Skies Belong to Us: A Tale of Love and Terror from the Golden Age of Hijacking by Brendan Koerner

  • The Sixth Extinction: An Unnatural History by Elizabeth Kolbert

  • The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up: The Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing by Marie Kondo

  • The Red Leather Diary: Reclaiming a Life Through the Pages of a Lost Journal by Lily Koppel

  • The Astronaut Wives Club: A True Story by Lily Koppel

  • Into Thin Air : A Personal Account of the Mt. Everest Disaster by Jon Krakauer

  • Missoula: Rape and the Justice System in a College Town by Jon Krakauer

  • Infographic Guide to the Movies by Karen Krizanovich

  • Thunderstruck by Erik Larson

  • In the Garden of Beasts: Love Terror and an American Family in Hitler's Berlin by Erik Larson

  • Dead Wake: The Last Crossing of the Lusitania by Erik Larson

  • Learning to Live Out Loud: A Memoir by Piper Laurie

  • Impossible to Please: How to Deal with Perfectionist Coworkers Controlling Spouses and Other Incredibly Critical People by Neil Lavender

  • Let's Pretend This Never Happened (A Mostly True Memoir) by Jenny Lawson

  • Furiously Happy: A Funny Book About Horrible Things by Jenny Lawson

  • Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy Onassis: The Untold Story by Barbara Leaming

  • 100 Most Dangerous Things in Everyday Life and What you Can Do About Them by Laura Lee

  • The Fortune Cookie Chronicles: Adventures in the World of Chinese Food by Jennifer 8 Lee

  • Super Graphic: A Visual Guide to the Comic Book Universe by Tim Leong

  • The Secret History of Wonder Woman by Jill Lepore

  • Boomerang: Travels in the New Third World by Michael Lewis

  • The Story of the Human Body: Evolution Health and Disease by Daniel Lieberman

  • Mommy Knows Worst : Highlights from the Golden Age of Bad Parenting Advice by James Lileks

  • Top of the Rock: Inside the Rise and Fall of Must See TV by Warren Littlefield

  • Brilliant Blunders: From Darwin to Einstein - Colossal Mistakes by Great Scientists That Changed Our Understanding of Life and the Universe by Mario Livio

  • The Sisters: The Saga of the Mitford Family by Mary S. Lovell

  • The Lexicographer's Dilemma: The Evolution of 'Proper' English from Shakespeare to South Park by Jack W. Lynch II

  • Tinseltown: Murder Morphine and Madness at the Dawn of Hollywood by William J. Mann

  • People I Want to Punch in the Throat: Competitive Crafters, Drop-Off Despots, and Other Suburban Scourges by Jen Mann

  • Rome 1960: The Olympics That Changed the World by David Maraniss

  • Cool Calm & Contentious by Merrill Markoe

  • Born Standing Up: A Comic's Life by Steve Martin

  • From Little Houses to Little Women: Revisiting a Literary Childhood by Nancy McCabe

  • Here's the Story: Surviving Marcia Brady and Finding My True Voice by Maureen Mccormick

  • A Reading Guide to Island of the Blue Dolphins (Scholastic Bookfiles) by Patricia McHugh

  • The Wonderful Future That Never Was: Flying Cars Mail Delivery by Parachute and Other Predictions from the Past (Popular Mechanics Magazine) by Popular Mechanics

  • Coming Clean: A Memoir by Kimberly Rae Miller

  • Stuff Matters: Exploring the Marvelous Materials That Shape Our Man-Made World by Mark Miodownik

  • Off Balance: A Memoir by Dominique Moceanu

  • The Lady and Her Monsters: A Tale of Dissections, Real-Life Dr. Frankensteins, and the Creation of Mary Shelley's Masterpiece by Roseanne Montillo

  • Anything Goes: A Biography of the Roaring Twenties by Lucy Moore

  • Dear Mister Essay Writer Guy: Advice and Confessions on Writing, Love, and Cannibals by Dinty W. Moore

  • American History Revised: 200 Startling Facts That Never Made It into the Textbooks by Seymour Morris Jr.

  • The Time Traveler's Guide to Medieval England by Ian Mortimer

  • Salt Sugar Fat: How the Food Giants Hooked Us by Michael Moss

  • The Emperor of All Maladies: A Biography of Cancer by Siddhartha Mukherjee

  • Born with Teeth by Kate Mulgrew

  • What If?: Serious Scientific Answers to Absurd Hypothetical Questions by Randall Munroe

  • Thing Explainer: Complicated Stuff in Simple Words by Randall Munroe

  • Sybil Exposed: The Extraordinary Story Behind the Famous Multiple Personality Case by Debbie Nathan

  • Empty Mansions: The Mysterious Life of Huguette Clark and the Spending of a Great American Fortune by Paul Clark Newell Jr.

  • The Middle Sea: A History of the Mediterranean (Vintage) by John Julius Norwich

  • Undeniable: Evolution and the Science of Creation by Bill Nye

  • Secret Lives Of The First Ladies: What Your Teachers Never Told You About The Women of The White House by Cormac O'Brien

  • Woe Is I: The Grammarphobe's Guide to Better English in Plain English Second Edition by Patricia T. O'Conner

  • Dr. Mütter's Marvels: A True Tale of Intrigue and Innovation at the Dawn of Modern Medicine by Cristin O'Keefe Aptowicz

  • Last Call: The Rise and Fall of Prohibition by Daniel Okrent

  • Rin Tin Tin: The Life and the Legend by Susan Orlean

  • Sword and Blossom: A British Officer's Enduring Love for a Japanese Woman by Peter Pagnamenta

  • Cult Horror Movies: Discover the 33 Best Scary, Suspenseful, Gory, and Monstrous Cinema Classics by Danny Peary

  • Cult Midnight Movies: Discover the 37 Best Weird, Sleazy, Sexy, and Crazy Good Cinema Classics by Danny Peary

  • Napoleon's Privates: 2500 Years of History Unzipped by Tony Perrottet

  • Why Read Moby-Dick? by Nathaniel Philbrick

  • The Essential Elizabeth Montgomery: A Guide to Her Magical Performances by Herbie J. Pilato

  • Yes Please by Amy Poehler

  • Below Stairs: The Classic Kitchen Maid's Memoir That Inspired 'Upstairs Downstairs' and 'Downton Abbey' by Margaret Powell

  • Dreamland: Adventures in the Strange Science of Sleep by David K. Randall

  • Inside Scientology: The Story of America's Most Secretive Religion by Janet Reitman

  • Troublemaker: Surviving Hollywood and Scientology by Leah Remini

  • Gulp: Adventures on the Alimentary Canal by Mary Roach

  • The Storm of the Century: Tragedy, Heroism, Survival, and the Epic True Story of America's Deadliest Natural Disaster: The Great Gulf Hurricane of 1900 by Al Roker

  • So You've Been Publicly Shamed by Jon Ronson

  • Garbage Land: On the Secret Trail of Trash by Elizabeth Royte

  • The Prize Winner of Defiance Ohio: How My Mother Raised 10 Kids on 25 Words or Less by Terry Ryan

  • Lost to Time: Unforgettable Stories That History Forgot by Martin W. Sandler

  • A History of Britain: The Wars of the British 1603-1776 (A History of Britain, #2) by Simon Schama

  • A History of Britain: At the Edge of the World? 3500 BC-AD 1603 (A History of Britain, #1) by Simon Schama

  • Cleopatra: A Biography by Stacy Schiff

  • Schott's Almanac 2007 by Ben Schott

  • The Revolution Was Televised: The Cops Crooks Slingers and Slayers Who Changed TV Drama Forever by Alan Sepinwall

  • Who the Hell Is Pansy O'Hara?: The Fascinating Stories Behind 50 of the World's Best-Loved Books by Chris Sheedy

  • Dirty Secret: A Daughter Comes Clean About Her Mother's Compulsive Hoarding by Jessie Sholl

  • I Must Say: My Life as a Humble Comedy Legend by Martin Short

  • The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot

  • Shelf Discovery: The Teen Classics We Never Stopped Reading by Lizzie Skurnick

  • Loss of Faith: The Dead Man Walking's Forgotten Victims by D.P. Smith & Michael Varnado

  • Infinite City: A San Francisco Atlas by Rebecca Solnit

  • Unfathomable City: A New Orleans Atlas by Rebecca Solnit

  • MetaMaus: A Look Inside a Modern Classic Maus by Art Spiegelman

  • A History of the World in 6 Glasses by Tom Standage

  • An Edible History of Humanity by Tom Standage

  • The Beautiful Cigar Girl: Mary Rogers Edgar Allan Poe and The Invention of Murder by Daniel Stashower

  • How the States Got Their Shapes by Mark Stein

  • Who Was Dracula?: Bram Stoker's Trail of Blood by Jim Steinmeyer

  • Clara Bow: Runnin' Wild by David Stenn

  • Naked Pictures of Famous People by Jon Stewart

  • The Anatomy of Evil by Michael H. Stone

  • The Year Before the Flood: A Story of New Orleans by Ned Sublette

  • The Sense and Sensibility Screenplay and Diaries: Bringing Jane Austen's Novel to Film by Emma Thompson

  • New Ways to Kill Your Mother: Writers and Their Families by Colm Toibin

  • American Eve: Evelyn Nesbit, Stanford White, the Birth of the "It" Girl and the Crime of the Century by Paula Uruburu

  • The Collaboration: Hollywood's Pact with Hitler by Ben Urwand

  • Just Let Me Lie Down: Necessary Terms for the Half-Insane Working Mom by Kristin van Ogtrop

  • Instant Mom by Nia Vardalos

  • Triangle : The Fire That Changed America by David von Drehle

  • Assassination Vacation by Sarah Vowell

  • The Wordy Shipmates by Sarah Vowell

  • Lafayette in the Somewhat United States by Sarah Vowell

  • And the Rest Is History: The Famous (and Infamous) First Meetings of the World's Most Passionate Couples by Marlene Wagman-Geller

  • Rabid: A Cultural History of the World's Most Diabolical Virus by Bill Wasik

  • The Baby Name Wizard: A Magical Method for Finding the Perfect Name for Your Baby by Laura Wattenberg

  • State by State: A Panoramic Portrait of America by Matt Weiland

  • Edward the Caresser : The Playboy Prince Who Became Edward VII by Stanley Weintraub

  • Memories of the Future Vol. 1 by Wil Wheaton

  • The Daily Writer: 366 Meditations to Cultivate a Productive and Meaningful Writing Life by Fred White

  • If You Ask Me (And of Course You Won't) by Betty White

  • Atlantic: Great Sea Battles Heroic Discoveries Titanic Stormsand a Vast Ocean of a Million Stories by Simon Winchester

  • The Alice Behind Wonderland by Simon Winchester

  • Pacific: Silicon Chips and Surfboards, Coral Reefs and Atom Bombs, Brutal Dictators, Fading Empires, and the Coming Collision of the World's Superpowers by Simon Winchester

  • Get Out of My Life but First Could You Drive Me and Cheryl to the Mall?: A Parent's Guide to the New Teenager by Anthony E. Wolf

  • American Nations: A History of the Eleven Rival Regional Cultures of North America by Colin Woodard

  • Going Clear: Scientology Hollywood and the Prison of Belief by Lawrence Wright

  • Strange History of Buckingham Palace by Patricia Wright

  • It Ended Badly: Thirteen of the Worst Breakups in History by Jennifer Wright

  • The B Side: The Death of Tin Pan Alley and the Rebirth of the Great American Song by Ben Yagoda

  • At Home on the Range by Margaret Yardley Potter

  • 97 Orchard: An Edible History of Seven Immigrant Families in One New York Tenement by Jane Ziegelman

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