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Sunday, June 27, 2010

2008 Non-Fiction List

2008 Non-fiction

Beam, Alex. A Great Idea at the Time: The Rise, Fall, and Curious Afterlife of the Great Books (IngRec112608)
Bilal, Wafaa. Shoot an Iraqi: Art, Life and Resistance under the Gun (IngRev120108)
Blount, Roy Jr. Alphabet Juice: energies, gists & spirits of letters, words...(Dirda120608)
Book Babes' Guide to a Woman's Reading Pleasure (IngRec112408) 55lists
Brook, Timothy. Vermeer's Hat: Seventeenth Century and the Dawn of the Global World (Dirda review) book only GPL&PPL
Burrows, Edwin G. Forgotten Patriots: untold story of American prisoners during the Revolutionary War
Carlsen, Spike. Splintered history of wood. (Booksellers Choice)
Childs, Craig. Animal Dialogues (Hudson'08)
Cohen, Kerry. Loose girl. (IngRec080408)
Cooper, Helene. The House at Sugar Beach: In Search of a Lost African Childhood (Orig Voices)
de Blij. Harm. Power of Place: Geography, Destiny, and Globalization's Rough Landscape (IngRec0813)
Dobbs, Michael. One minute to midnight: Kennedy, Khrushchev, and Castro on the brink of nuclear war (wp10)
Faust, Drew Gilpin. This Republic of Suffering: Death and the American Civil War (National Book Award Finalists) NPR102408
Filkins, Dexter. Forever wars (Afghanistan,Iraq) BG101908
Fischer, David Hackett. Champlain's Dream
Friedman, Thomas. Hot, Flat & Crowded by Thomas (Hudson'08)
Gladwell, Malcolm. Outliers(Hudson'08)
Gordon-Reed, Annette. Hemingses of Monticello: An American Family (National Book Award Finalists)wp10
Greenberg, Michael. Hurry down sunshine (mental illness) IngRec092908
Hager, Thomas. The Alchemy of Air: A Jewish Genius, a Doomed Tycoon, and the Scientific Discovery That Fed the World but Fueled the Rise of Hitler (Orig Voices)
Harman, Patricia. Blue Cotton Gown: A Midwife's Memoir (IngRec101408)
Hessler, John. The Naming of America: Martin Waldseemuller's 1507 World Map and the Cosmographiae Introductio
Horwitz, Tony. A Voyage Long and Strange: Rediscovering the New World (IngRec0520) (book@gpl,cd@ppl)GeogTrav092808
Jacobs, A.J. Year of living Biblically (IngRec081508) GPL&PPL book only
Jones, Brian Jay. Washington Irving : an American original. Reviewed by Dirda (PPL book only, not at GPL)
Kantner, Seth. Shopping for Porcupine: A Life in Arctic Alaska(PNBAlist)
Kaplan, Fred. Lincoln: the biography of a writer (wp10)
Kendall, Joshua. Man who made lists. WashPost030908 GPL book/ PPL not yet
Kluger, Jeffrey. Simplexity(Hudson'08)
Krupp, Fred. Earth: The Sequel(Hudson'08)
Lee, Jennifer. The Fortune Cookie Chronicles: Adventures in the World of Chinese Food (Orig Voices)
Levy, Buddy. Conquistador: Hernán Cortés, King Montezuma, and the Last Stand of the Aztecs (PNBAlist)
McCommons, James. Waiting on a Train, about the future of the rail in the United States (How We Drive Blog)
MacDonald, Sam. Urban Hermit: a memoir (Ing112408)
Majd, Hooman. Ayatollah begs to differ (Hudson'08)
Mayer, Jane. Dark Side: The Inside Story of How the War on Terror Turned into a War on American Ideals (National Book Award Finalists)
Mee, Benjamin. We Bought a Zoo: The Amazing True Story of a Young Family, a Broken Down Zoo, and the 200 Wild Animals That Change Their Lives Forever (Orig Voices)
Murphy, Caroline P. Murder of a Medici Princess (IngRec112408)
Nelson, Mac. Twenty West (About US20)
Nicholson, Geoff. The Lost Art of Walking: The History, Science, Philosophy, and Literature of Pedestrianism (IngRec112608)
Pan, Philip P. Out of Mao's Shadow (Hudson'08)
Perl, Jed. Antoine's Alphabet: Watteau and His World
Pham, Andrew X. Eaves of Heaven: life in 3 wars (wp10)
Pollan, Michael. In Defense of Food (Hudson'08)
Reynolds, David. Waking Giant: America in the Age of Jackson (IngRec101508)
Rinella, Steven. American Buffalo: In Search of a Lost Icon(PNBAlist)
Ripley, Amanda. Unthinkable (Hudson'08)
Roper, Robert. Now the drum of war: Walt Whitman and his brothers in the Civil War (wp120608)
Sheeler, Jim. Final Salute: A Story of Unfinished Lives (National Book Award Finalists)
Sedaris, David. When you are engulfed in flames. book&cd@gpl Hudson book of '08
Sheff, David. Beautiful boy (Hudson'08)
Shore, Stephen. Road trip journal (npr090108)
Shorto, Russell. Descartes Bones: A Skeletal History of the Conflict Between Faith and Reason (Ing112408)cd@gpl book@ppl
Skloot, Floyd. Selected Poems: 1970-2005(PNBAlist)
Skloot, Floyd. The Wink of the Zenith: The Shaping of a Writer's Life
Stein, Mark. How the States Got Their Shapes (Cartophilia102508)
Schroeder, Alice. Snowball(Hudson'08)
Summerscale, Kate. The Suspicions of Mr. Whicher: A Shocking Murder and the Undoing of a Great Victorian Detective (Orig Voices)
Sheff, David. Beautiful boy (Hudson'08)
Suskind, Ron. The Way of the World (Hudson'08)
Theroux, Paul. Ghost train to the Eastern Star (npr081808)
Toedtemeier, Terry. Wild Beauty: Photographs of the Columbia River Gorge, 1867-1957(PNBAlist)
Travisano, Thomas, ed. Words in Air: complete correspondence between Elizabeth Bishop and Robert Lowell (wp10)
Trinklein, Michael J. Lost States: Real Quests for American Statehood (not@pplorgpl1108) Cartophilia 111008
Vanderbilt, Tom. Traffic: how we drive the way we do (Book@gpl)
Vowell, Sarah. Wordy Shipmates (book@gpl,cd@ppl)boston.com111008
Waiter. Waiter Rant (IngRec0812)GPL book only
Weiner, Eric. The Geography of Bliss: One Grump's Search for the Happiest Places in the World (Orig Voices)
White, Dan. Cactus Eaters (hiking Pacific Crest trail)
Wickersham, Joan. Suicide Index: Putting My Father’s Death in Order (National Book Award Finalists)
Zakaria, Fareed. The Post-American World (Hudson'08)

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