Nonfiction

Biography
Neal Ferguson

The Bonanza King

THE BONANZA KING: JOHN MACKAY AND THE BATTLE OVER THE GREATEST RICHES IN THE AMERICAN WEST Gregory Couch’s The Bonanza King: John Mackay and the

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Autobiography/Memoir
Neal Ferguson

What the Eyes Don’t See

WHAT THE EYES DON’T SEE The contributions of immigrants to the articulation of and striving towards the “American Dream” are unassailable. Those contributions are still

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Autobiography/Memoir
Neal Ferguson

Educated

EDUCATED, A MEMOIR In 2014 at age twenty-seven, Idaho-born Tara Westover received a Ph.D. in history from Cambridge University, UK. Remarkable? Yes. Made more remarkable

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Grant
Biography
Neal Ferguson

Grant

GRANT After reading Ron Chernow’s Alexander Hamilton, I had some trepidation about opening his newest book, Grant. I didn’t think he could surpass Hamilton (see

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History
Neal Ferguson

Czeching In: Adventures Beyond Prague

CZECHING IN: ADVENTURES BEYOND PRAGUE In her self-published memoir-guidebook-history, Lenka Glassner offers insightful and often humorous glimpses of herself, her culture, her history, and her

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Nonfiction
Sheila Sobell

Why I Am Not a Feminist

WHY I AM NOT A FEMINIST Like veteran news anchorman Howard Beale in the 1976 film Network, Jessa Crispin is “mad as hell,” and she’s

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Nature
Ann Ronald

The Soul of an Octopus

THE SOUL OF AN OCTOPUS When the proprietress of Seaport Books, in La Conner, Washington, recommended Sy Montgomery’s The Soul of an Octopus, I must

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Autobiography/Memoir
Ann Ronald

What Happened

WHAT HAPPENED Like a dedicated political junkie, I followed in real time the events that Hillary Clinton retraces in her book about the 2016 presidential

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Humor
Ann Ronald

Rants from the Hill

RANTS FROM THE HILL In 2010, the High Country News editors asked Mike Branch to write a monthly column for its online edition. They asked

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Nonfiction
Ann Ronald

Trainwreck

Trainwreck: The Women We Love to Hate, Mock, and Fear . . . and Why Trainwrecks, Sady Doyle metaphorically muses, are women who have lost

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History
Neal Ferguson

The Fleet at Flood Tide

THE FLEET AT FLOOD TIDE, AMERICA AT TOTAL WAR IN THE PACIFIC 1944-1945 As a history, The Fleet at Flood Tide is both more and

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Authors of color
Ann Ronald

Between the World and Me

BETWEEN THE WORLD AND ME Between the World and Me takes the form of a letter Ta-Nehisi Coates writes to his teenage son.  In a

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Nature
Ann Ronald

Raising Wild

RAISING WILD, DISPATCHES FROM A HOME IN THE WILDERNESS Michael P. Branch, author of a book of essays titled Raising Wild, manages what some would

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