Even More Adult Non-Fiction:
Paradise Lot: Two Plant Geeks, One-Tenth of an Acre and the Making of an Edible Garden Oasis in the City – Eric Toensmeier and Jonathan Bates. PB $19.95 Takes place in Holyoke, MA!
Thinking Fast and Slow – Daniel Kahneman. new in PB $16 Another book on how overcoming overconfidence and cognitive biases can change ourselves and our world. Kahneman won the Nobel Prize in Economics.
Good Prose: The Art of Nonfiction – Tracy Kidder & Richard Todd. HC $26 Guidance from the masters of nonfiction.
Kill Anything That Moves: The Real American War in Vietnam – Nick Turse. HC $30 It’s worse than you thought it was.
Invisible Armies: An Epic History of Guerrilla Warfare from Ancient Times to the Present – Max Boot. HC $35
The Great Reformation: The Corruption of Capitalism in America – David A. Stockman. HC $35 A skewering of crony Capitalism.
The Forest Unseen: A Year’s Watch in Nature – David George Haskell. PB $16 Not just one year, but actually one square meter for one year. National Book Award winner.
The Passion of Bradley Manning: The Story Behind the Wikileaks Whistleblower – Chase Madar. PB $14.95 Not the story of Manning so much as the worldwide responses to his actions. Also, we have ‘Free Bradley Manning’ stickers at the front desk.
The World Until Yesterday: What Can We Learn from Traditional Societies? – Jared Diamond. HC $36
The Way of the Knife: The CIA, a Secret Army, and a War at the Ends of the Earth – Mark Mazzetti. HC $29.95 National Security, American Style. Now with added drones!
The Future: Six Drivers of Global Change – Al Gore. HC $30
The Big Truck That Went By: How the World Came to Save Haiti and Left Behind a Disaster – Jonathan Katz. HC $26 The amazing and almost unbearable story of one journalist who happened to be living in Port-au-Prince when the earthquake struck, plus insight into where all the aid went. Or didn’t.
Drone Warfare - Medea Benjamin. PB $16.95 Second verse, same as the first.
Washed Away: How the Great Flood of 1913, America’s Most Widespread Natural Disaster, Terrorized a Nation and Changed It Forever – Geoff Williams. HC $28.95 I’d never heard of this one!
Frozen in Time: An Epic Story of Survival and a Modern Quest for Lost Heroes of World War II – Mitchell Zuckoff. HC $28.99 From the author of Lost in Shangri-La.
A Short History of Nuclear Folly: Mad Scientists, Dithering Nazis, Lost Nukes, and Catastrophic Coverups – Rudolph Herzog. HC $26 Even scarier when you realize you’re reading history rather than the plot of a Hollywood blockbuster.
How to Fake a Moon Landing: Exposing the Myth of Science Denial – Darryl Cunningham. HC $16.95 Enlightening and enraging. (If you’re not already enraged, that is)
The Year Without a Summer: 1816 and the Volcano that Darkened the World and Changed History – William K Klingaman & Nicolas P. Klingaman. HC $27.99 Krakatoa!
Stonehenge: A New Understanding: Solving the Mysteries of the Greatest Stone Age Monument – Mike Parker Pearson. HC $27.50 Lots and lots of new digs brings more of Stonehenge to light (actually, it’s quite amazing how much hadn’t been done).
The Short, Strange Life of Herschel Grynszpan: A Boy Avenger, a Nazi Diplomat, and a Murder in Paris – Jonathan Kirsch. HC $27.95 Hitler’s Catalyst?