Summer Reading Non Fiction



In the Garden of Beasts: Love, Terror, and an American Family in Hitler's Berlin In the Garden of Beasts: Love, Terror, and an American Family in Hitler’s Berlin
By Larson, Erik
2011-05 – Crown Publishing Group (NY)
The time is 1933, the place, Berlin, when William E. Dodd becomes America’s first ambassador to Hitler’s Germany in a year that proved to be a turning point in history. A mild-mannered professor from Chicago, Dodd brings along his wife, son, and flamboyant daughter, Martha. Written by the bestselling author of “Devil in the White City, In the Garden of Beasts” lends a stunning, eyewitness perspective on events as they unfold in real time, revealing an era of surprising nuance and complexity.  
The Greater Journey: Americans in Paris The Greater Journey: Americans in Paris
By McCullough, David
2011-05 – Simon & Schuster
McCullough tells the story of the American artists and scientists who studied in Paris, and changed America through what they learned there. 
Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience, and Redemption Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience, and Redemption
By Hillenbrand, Laura
2010-11 – Random House
In her long-awaited new book, Hillenbrand writes with the same rich and vivid narrative voice she displayed in “Seabiscuit.” Telling an unforgettable story of a young lieutenant’s journey into extremity, “Unbroken” is a testament to the resilience of the human mind, body, and spirit. 
Bossypants Bossypants
By Fey, Tina
2011-04 – Reagan Arthur Books
On her way to becoming an award-winning superstar, Tina Fey struggled through some questionable haircuts, some after-school jobs, the rise of nachos as a cultural phenomenon, a normal childhood, a happy marriage and joyful motherhood. Now she can reflect on what she’s learned: you’re no one until someone calls you bossy.
Reckless Endangerment Reckless Endangerment
By Morgenson, Gretchen
Author Rosner, Joshua
2011-05 – Times Books Morgenson, the “New York Times’s” Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist, and Rosner reveal how the financial meltdown emerged from the toxic interplay of Washington, Wall Street, and corrupt mortgage lenders. 
Seal Team Six Seal Team Six
By Wasdin, Howard E.
Author Templin, Stephen
2011-05 – St. Martin’s Press
For the first time ever, a Navy SEAL Team Six sniper chronicles how he became an elite warrior and the ferocious battle that nearly cost him his life. 
Area 51: An Uncensored History of America's Top Secret Military Base Area 51: An Uncensored History of America’s Top Secret Military Base
By Jacobsen, Annie
2011-05 – Little Brown and Company
Presents a history of the most famous secret military installation in the world, assembled from interviews with the people who served there and formerly classified information. 
The Social Animal: The Hidden Sources of Love, Character, and Achievement The Social Animal: The Hidden Sources of Love, Character, and Achievement
By Brooks, David
2011-03 – Random House
From the influential and hugely popular “New York Times” columnist and bestselling author of “Bobos in Paradise” comes a landmark exploration of how human beings and communities succeed. 
Lost in Shangri-La: A True Story of Survival, Adventure, and the Most Incrediblea Rescue Mission of World War II Lost in Shangri-La: A True Story of Survival, Adventure, and the Most Incrediblea Rescue Mission of World War II
By Zuckoff, Mitchell
2011-05 – Harper
 One of the last untold stories of World War II, the extraordinary mission to rescue male and female survivors of a U.S. military plane crash in an isolated corner of the South Pacific, and the ancient indigenous tribe members that aided those stranded on the ground in this Shangri-La. 
The Psychopath Test: A Journey Through the Madness Industry The Psychopath Test: A Journey Through the Madness Industry
By Ronson, Jon
2011-05 – Riverhead Books
Nothing Daunted: The Unexpected Education of Two Society Girls in the West Nothing Daunted: The Unexpected Education of Two Society Girls in the West
By Wickenden, Dorothy
2011-06 – Scribner Book Company
A captivating book about Wickenden’s grandmother, who left her affluent East Coast life to “rough it” as a teacher in Colorado in 1916. 
Plenty: Vibrant Recipes from London's Ottolenghi Plenty: Vibrant Recipes from London’s Ottolenghi
By Ottolenghi, Yotam
Photographer Lovekin, Jonathan
2011-03 – Chronicle Books
First published in the United Kingdom in 2010 by Ebury Press. 
Turn Right at Machu Picchu: Rediscovering the Lost City One Step at a Time Turn Right at Machu Picchu: Rediscovering the Lost City One Step at a Time
By Adams, Mark
2011-06 – Dutton Books
 What happens when an adventure travel expert–who’s never actually done anything adventurous–tries to re-create the original expedition to Machu Picchu?
Lies That Chelsea Handler Told Me Lies That Chelsea Handler Told Me
By Handler, Chelsea
Author Chelsea’s Family, Friends
2011-05 – Grand Central Publishing
Friends, family, and co-workers who have all been tricked by Handler into believing stories of total foolishness and into behaving like total fools write about them for the first time.

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