NYT Summer Reading: Nonfiction

Nonfiction selections from The New York Times Summer Reading List!

Gone at Midnight: The Tragic True Story Behind the Unsolved Internet Sensation Cover Image
$26.00
ISBN: 9780806540054
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Published: Citadel - February 25th, 2020

Fortune Magazine “Most Anticipated Books of 2020” Selection
A Goodreads Featured Release for February 2020

Oxygen’s List of “Best True Crime Books of 2020” Selection


Murder in the Garment District: The Grip of Organized Crime and the Decline of Labor in the United States Cover Image
$26.99
ISBN: 9781620974636
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Published: New Press - May 5th, 2020

The thrilling and true account of racketeering and union corruption in mid-century New York, when unions and the mob were locked in a power struggle that reverberates to this day

In 1949, in New York City's crowded Garment District, a union organizer named William Lurye was stabbed to death by a mob assassin.


The Kidnap Years: The Astonishing True History of the Forgotten Kidnapping Epidemic That Shook Depression-Era America Cover Image
$26.99
ISBN: 9781492694793
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Published: Sourcebooks - April 7th, 2020

"A thrilling account that puts the 1932 Lindbergh baby kidnapping case, billed as "the crime of the century," in the context of the thousands of other kidnappings that occurred in the U.S. during the Prohibition and Depression eras...will enthrall true crime fans."--Publishers Weekly, STARRED review


The Woman on the Windowsill: A Tale of Mystery in Several Parts Cover Image
$32.50
ISBN: 9780300234282
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Published: Yale University Press - February 18th, 2020

“One of the most thoughtfully crafted works of true crime I’ve ever seen.”—Molly Odintz, CrimeReads senior editor
 
On the morning of July 1, 1800, a surveyor and mapmaker named Cayetano Díaz opened the window of his study in Guatemala City to find a horrific sight: a pair of severed breasts.


Murder, Witchcraft and the Killing of Wildlife: Police Investigations at the Heart of Africa Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781526764072
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Published: Pen and Sword True Crime - February 8th, 2020

This was the time of the Belgian Congo debacle where ethnic cleansing coincided with Steve's first police posting near the Northern Rhodesia border with the Congo, at the age of 21. He graphically describes being knifed, ambushed, stoned, wounded by bow and arrow and shotgun and had his hand broken several times.


Bouton: The Life of a Baseball Original Cover Image
$34.95
ISBN: 9781496217707
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Published: University of Nebraska Press - May 1st, 2020

2020 New York Times Summer Reading List

From the day he first stepped into the Yankee clubhouse, Jim Bouton (1939–2019) was the sports world’s deceptive revolutionary. Underneath the crew cut and behind the all-American boy-next-door good looks lurked a maverick with a signature style.


The Hot Hand: The Mystery and Science of Streaks Cover Image
$32.50
ISBN: 9780062820723
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Published: Custom House - March 10th, 2020

How can you maximize success—and limit failure? Wall Street Journal reporter Ben Cohen brilliantly investigates the mystery and science of streaks.

"A feast for anyone interested in the secrets of excellence." —Andre Agassi


The Inside Game: Bad Calls, Strange Moves, and What Baseball Behavior Teaches Us About Ourselves Cover Image
$28.99
ISBN: 9780062942722
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Published: William Morrow - April 21st, 2020

In this groundbreaking book, Keith Law, baseball writer for The Athletic and author of the acclaimed Smart Baseball, offers an era-spanning dissection of some of the best and worst decisions in modern baseball, explaining what motivated them, what can be learned from them, and how their legacy has shaped the game.

For years, Daniel Kahneman’s iconic work


The Victory Machine: The Making and Unmaking of the Warriors Dynasty Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9781541736238
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Published: PublicAffairs - April 14th, 2020

How money, guts, and greed built the Warriors dynasty -- and then took it apart


The Golden State Warriors dominated the NBA for the better part of a decade. Since the arrival of owner Joe Lacob, they won more championships and sold more merchandise than any other franchise in the sport. And in 2019, they opened the doors on a lavish new stadium.


Wave Woman: The Life and Struggles of a Surfing Pioneer Cover Image
$29.95
ISBN: 9781684630424
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Published: Sparkpress - April 7th, 2020

Wave Woman is the untold story of an adventurer whose zest for life and learning kept her alive for ninety-eight years. Betty Pembroke Heldreich Winstedt was the granddaughter of Mormon pioneers who, after spending an active and athletic childhood in Salt Lake City, moved to Santa Monica with her family and enrolled at USC to study dental hygiene.


The Making of a Miracle: The Untold Story of the Captain of the 1980 Gold Medal–Winning U.S. Olympic Hockey Team Cover Image
$27.99
ISBN: 9780062960955
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Published: Harper - January 28th, 2020

On the fortieth anniversary of the historic "Miracle on Ice," Mike Eruzione—the captain of the 1980 U.S Men’s Olympic Hockey Team, who scored the winning goal—recounts his amazing career on ice, the legendary upset against the Soviets, and winning the gold medal.


Resistance: A Songwriter's Story of Hope, Change, and Courage Cover Image
$26.00
ISBN: 9781982104153
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Published: Atria Books - May 5th, 2020

AN INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

A timely and passionate call to action for engaging with our current political moment, from the Grammy-nominated and multiplatinum singer-songwriter and New York Times bestselling author Tori Amos.

Since the release of her first, career-defining solo album Little Earthquakes, Tori Amos has been one of the music


More Myself: A Journey Cover Image
$29.99
ISBN: 9781250153296
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Published: Flatiron Books - March 31st, 2020

An intimate, revealing look at one artist’s journey from self-censorship to full expression


The Club King: My Rise, Reign, and Fall in New York Nightlife Cover Image
$24.95
ISBN: 9781542015318
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Published: Little a - April 1st, 2020

A behind-the-scenes look at the meteoric rise and stunning takedown of a nightclub empire, by the man who held the reins.


The Club King: My Rise, Reign, and Fall in New York Nightlife Cover Image
$14.95
ISBN: 9781542015301
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Published: Little a - April 1st, 2020

A behind-the-scenes look at the meteoric rise and stunning takedown of a nightclub empire, by the man who held the reins.


Beyond the North Wind: Russia in Recipes and Lore [A Cookbook] Cover Image
$37.50
ISBN: 9780399580390
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Published: Ten Speed Press - February 4th, 2020

100 traditional yet surprisingly modern recipes from the far northern corners of Russia, featuring ingredients and dishes that young Russians are rediscovering as part of their heritage.

“A necessary resource for food writers and for eaters, a fascinating read and good excuse to make fermented oatmeal.”—Bon Appétit


The Irish Cookbook Cover Image
$49.95
ISBN: 9781838660567
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Published: Phaidon Press - February 26th, 2020

The Irish Cookbook showcases the true depth of Irish cuisine, its ingredients, and its fascinating history, as never before


The Book of St. John Cover Image
$55.00
ISBN: 9781529103212
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Published: Ebury Press - March 1st, 2020

Join the inimitable Fergus Henderson and Trevor Gulliver as they welcome you into their world-famous restaurant, inviting you to celebrate 25 years of unforgettable, innovative food. Established in 1994, St.


See You on Sunday: A Cookbook for Family and Friends Cover Image
$35.00
ISBN: 9781400069927
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Published: Random House - February 18th, 2020

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • From the New York Times food editor and former restaurant critic comes a cookbook to help us rediscover the art of Sunday supper and the joy of gathering with friends and family
 
“A book to make home cooks, and those they feed, very happy indeed.”—Nigella Lawson


Meals, Music, and Muses: Recipes from My African American Kitchen Cover Image
$35.00
ISBN: 9781250098092
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Published: Flatiron Books - February 25th, 2020

Iconic chef and world-renowned opera singer Alexander Smalls marries two of his greatest passions—food and music—in Meals, Music, and Muses. More than just a cookbook, Smalls takes readers on a delicious journey through the South to examine the food that has shaped the region. Each chapter is named for a type of music to help readers understand the spirit that animates these recipes.


The Phoenicia Diner Cookbook: Dishes and Dispatches from the Catskill Mountains Cover Image
$32.50
ISBN: 9780525575139
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Published: Clarkson Potter - March 3rd, 2020

85 comfort food recipes, including classic Americana dishes and reimagined favorites, from the celebrated Phoenicia Diner in New York's idyllic Catskill mountains


How to Dress an Egg: Surprising and Simple Ways to Cook Dinner Cover Image
$30.00
ISBN: 9781328521835
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Published: Rux Martin/Houghton Mifflin Harcourt - April 7th, 2020

Learn to cook one thing exceptionally well and you open the door to a multitude of possibilities, with no need for special equipment or fussy techniques. That’s the premise of this book.

Ned Baldwin, a home cook who taught himself to be an excellent chef, sees no reason why anyone else can’t do the same.


More Than Love: An Intimate Portrait of My Mother, Natalie Wood Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9781982111182
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Published: Scribner - May 5th, 2020

The heartbreaking, never-before-told story of Hollywood icon Natalie Wood’s glamorous life, sudden death, and lasting legacy, written by her daughter, Natasha Gregson Wagner.

More Than Love is a memoir of loss, grief, and coming-of-age by a daughter of Hollywood royalty.


I'm Your Huckleberry: A Memoir Cover Image
$27.99
ISBN: 9781982144890
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Published: Simon & Schuster - April 21st, 2020

Instant New York Times Bestseller

Legendary actor Val Kilmer shares the stories behind his most beloved roles, reminisces about his star-studded career and love life, and reveals the truth behind his recent health struggles in a remarkably candid autobiography.

Val Kilmer has played many iconic roles over his nearly four-decade film career.


Dolls! Dolls! Dolls!: Deep Inside Valley of the Dolls, the Most Beloved Bad Book and Movie of All Time Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780143133506
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Published: Penguin Books - June 2nd, 2020

"A blissful treasure trove of gossipy insider details that Dolls fans will swiftly devour."
--Kirkus Reviews


Leave Only Footprints: My Acadia-to-Zion Journey Through Every National Park Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9781984823540
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Published: Crown - April 7th, 2020

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • “A delightful sampler plate of our national parks, written with charisma and erudition.”—Nick Offerman, author of Paddle Your Own Canoe


The Museum of Whales You Will Never See: And Other Excursions to Iceland's Most Unusual Museums Cover Image
$22.00
ISBN: 9780143135463
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Published: Penguin Books - May 12th, 2020

“Filled with charming illustrations, this delightful book about Iceland’s 265 museums is as quirky and mesmerizing as the country’s dreamscape itself.” Forbes


Feasting Wild: In Search of the Last Untamed Food Cover Image
$26.95
ISBN: 9781771645331
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Published: Greystone Books - May 26th, 2020

"Delves into not only what we eat around the world, but what we once ate and what we have lost since then." --A New York Times Book Review Summer Reading Selection

"A memorable, genre-defying work that blends anthropology and adventure.--Elizabeth Kolbert, New York Times-bestselling author of The Sixth Extinction