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The Golden Age of Murder: The Mystery of the Writers Who Invented the Modern Detective Story by Martin Edwards (2015)
Reviewed by robert on August 5, 2016 tagged mystery • nonfiction
Circus Maximus The Economic Gamble Behind Hosting the Olympics and the World Cup by Andrew Zimbalist (2015)
Reviewed by flemtastic on April 24, 2015 tagged nonfiction
Sew Adorkable: 15 DIY Projects to Keep You Out of Trouble -- Quilts, Clothes, & Gear for the Chic Geek by Samarra Khaja (2015)
Reviewed by snow on May 27, 2016 tagged nonfiction
The Confidence Code The Science and Art of Self-Assurance -- What Women Should Know by Katty Kay, Claire Shipman (2014)
Reviewed by emilyreads on December 12, 2014 tagged nonfiction
An exploration of the nature of confidence as it relates to women in the workplace.
Cool Japan Guide: Fun in the Land of Manga, Lucky Cats and Ramen by Abby Denson (2014)
Reviewed by sarahhunt on April 15, 2016 tagged nonfiction
For the Love of Baseball A Celebration of the Game That Connects Us All by Lee Gutkind, Andrew Blauner (2014)
Reviewed by danritchie on December 12, 2014 tagged essays • nonfiction
A collection of essays about baseball and its place in American life.
Billion Dollar Painter The Triumph and Tragedy of Thomas Kinkade, Painter of Light by G. Eric Kuskey, Bettina Gilois (2014)
Reviewed by flemtastic on October 24, 2014 tagged art • nonfiction
The rise and fall of Thomas Kinkade, the Painter of Light, whose work made over $4 billion during his lifetime.
As You Wish Inconceivable Tales from the Making of The Princess Bride by Cary Elwes, Joe Layden (2014)
Reviewed by flemtastic on October 3, 2014 tagged nonfiction
A behind-the-scenes look at the making of The Princess Bride, including lots of Andre the Giant anecdotes.
The True American Murder and Mercy in Texas by Anand Giridharadas (2014)
Reviewed by flemtastic on November 28, 2014 tagged nonfiction
After 9/11 Mark Stroman got the death sentence for hunting “Arabs." One of his victims begged the courts for mercy.
Can't we talk about something more PLEASANT? A Memoir by Roz Chast (2014)
Reviewed by geneambaum on December 5, 2014 tagged graphic novel • nonfiction
Cartoonist Roz Chast tries to deal with her proudly codependent parents as they age into their nineties.
Love Illuminated Exploring Life’s Most Mystifying Subject (With the Help of 50,000 Strangers) by Daniel Jones (2014)
Reviewed by emilyreads on September 5, 2014 tagged essays • nonfiction
Highlights from Daniel Jones’s “Modern Love” column about love and romance in contemporary America.
All The Truth Is Out The Week Politics Went Tabloid by Matt Bai (2014)
Reviewed by flemtastic on August 29, 2014 tagged nonfiction
The truth about the Gary Hart / Donna Rice scandal that erupted during the 1988 Presidential race.
Where Nobody Knows Your Name: Life in the Minor Leagues of Baseball by John Feinstein (2014)
Reviewed by emilyreads on January 15, 2016 tagged nonfiction
Never Mind The Bullocks One Girl's 10,000 km Adventure around India in the World's Cheapest Car by Vanessa Able (2014)
Reviewed by flemtastic on August 29, 2014 tagged nonfiction
A travel writer’s adventures driving the world’s cheapest car around India by herself.
Deep Freediving, Renegade Science, and What the Ocean Tells Us about Ourselves by James Nestor (2014)
Reviewed by flemtastic on September 5, 2014 tagged nonfiction • science
An exploration of the origins, rules, and dangers of freediving.
Grey Wolves The U-Boat War 1939-1945 by Philip Kaplan (2014)
Reviewed by flemtastic on November 14, 2014 tagged nonfiction
During WWII, German U-boats sank 2,779 ships, though most of the sailors who crewed the submarines didn’t survive.
The Hotel on Place Vendome Life, Death, and Betrayal at the Hotel Ritz in Paris by Tilar J. Mazzeo (2014)
Reviewed by wally on August 22, 2014 tagged nonfiction
Everyone who is anyone stayed at the Hotel Ritz in Paris in the first half of the 20th century.
Enduring Courage Ace Pilot Eddie Rickenbacker and the Dawn of the Age of Speed by John F. Ross (2014)
Reviewed by flemtastic on August 15, 2014 tagged biography • nonfiction
Eddie Rickenbacker was a mechanic, race driver, WWI ace, automobile manufacturer, and president of Eastern Airlines.
Dreaming in Indian: Contemporary Native American Voices by Lisa Charleyboy, Mary Beth Leatherdale (2014)
Reviewed by craigseasholes on February 26, 2016 tagged coffee table book • nonfiction
Hippos Can’t Swim and other fun facts by Lara Lyn DiSiena, Hannah Eliot, Pete Oswald (2014)
Reviewed by geneambaum on July 4, 2014 tagged nonfiction • picture book
A fun, illustrated book of odd facts about animals we think we already know.
Tolstoy's False Disciple: The Untold Story of Leo Tolstoy and Vladimir Chertkov by Alexandra Popoff (2014)
Reviewed by robert on September 18, 2015 tagged biography • literary • nonfiction
Console Wars Sega, Nintendo, and the Battle that Defined a Generation by Blake J. Harris (2014)
Reviewed by flemtastic on May 30, 2014 tagged nonfiction
How Sega took on Nintendo in the early 1990s.
Gaysia Adventures in the Queer East by Benjamin Law (2014)
Reviewed by flemtastic on July 4, 2014 tagged nonfiction
A gay Australian travels around Asia to see how gays are viewed and treated in different countries.
Fighting Fire! Ten of the Deadliest Fires in American History and How We Fought Them by Michael L. Cooper (2014)
Reviewed by sarahhunt on November 13, 2015 tagged nonfiction
Growing Up Amish The Rumspringa Years (Young Center Books in Anabaptist and Pietist Studies) by Richard A. Stevick (2014)
Reviewed by flemtastic on April 11, 2014 tagged coming of age • nonfiction
Amish teens are turned loose in the outside world so they can later decide if they want to commit to the church.
Alice Waters and the Trip to Delicious by Jacqueline Briggs Martin, Hayelin Choi (2014)
Reviewed by craigseasholes on November 7, 2014 tagged cookbook • nonfiction • picture book
A trip with chef Alice Waters in her pursuit of fresh, local ingredients for her restaurant and her school programs.
Beetle Busters: A Rogue Insect and the People Who Track It (Scientists in the Field) by Loree Griffin Burns (2014)
Reviewed by sarahhunt on August 14, 2015 tagged nonfiction
The Price of Silence by William D. Cohan (2014)
Reviewed by flemtastic on March 28, 2014 tagged nonfiction
When three Duke lacrosse players were accused of raping an exotic dancer, the media jumped on the story.
The Hippest Trip in America Soul Train and the Evolution of Culture and Style by Nelson George (2014)
Reviewed by flemtastic on June 27, 2014 tagged nonfiction
The history of the influential TV show Soul Train and its influence on American culture.
See How Much You Love Me by Amber Hunt (2014)
Reviewed by flemtastic on June 20, 2014 tagged coming of age • mystery • nonfiction
Teen Tyler Hadley invited his friends to a party at his house. Then he killed his mother and father with a hammer.
Being Mortal: Medicine and What Matters in the End by Atul Gawande (2014)
Reviewed by silver on August 21, 2015 tagged nonfiction
The Webcomics handbook by Brad Guigar (2014)
Reviewed in the form of a comic strip by billba on June 20, 2014 tagged art • comic strips • nonfiction
How to make your own webcomic, from writing and drawing to technical details to making money.
Knitting Yarns Writers on Knitting by Ann Hood (2014)
Reviewed by sarahhunt on August 1, 2014 tagged essays • nonfiction
Writers write about why they knit: stress relief, connecting with friends, grief, and getting through crises.
The Boom How Fracking Ignited the American Energy Revolution and Changed the World by Russell Gold (2014)
Reviewed by flemtastic on May 2, 2014 tagged nonfiction • science
A detailed look at the benefits and consequences of the rapid growth of hydraulic fracking.