Books

–CAN’T SLOW DOWN:  HOW 1984 BECAME POP’S BLOCKBUSTER YEAR, by Michaelangelo Matos (Da Capo, 2019)

–HEAVEN ON EARTH:  PAINTING AND THE LIFE TO COME, by T. J. Clark (Thames and Hudson, 2018)

–THE ADVENTURES OF AARON BROOM, by A. E. Hotchner (fiction), (Nan A. Talese, 2018)

–FINDING AMERICANA MUSIC:  ITS RISE AND WHEREFORES, by Barry Mazor (University of North Carolina Press, 2019)

–JACK PARKER’S WISE GUYS:  THE 1977-78 BOSTON UNIVERSITY HOCKEY TEAM, by Tim Rappleye (University of New England Press, 2017)

–WASN’T THAT A TIME:  THE WEAVERS, THE BLACKLIST, AND THE BATTLE FOR AMERICAN POP, by Jesse Jarnow (Da Capo, 2018)

–MONSTERS OF THE IVY LEAGUE, by Steve Radlauer and Ellis Weiner (Little, Brown, 2017)

–WALKING TO THE SUN: AN ADVENTURE ON FOOT IN SEARCH OF OUR SURVIVAL, by Tom Haines (University of New England Press, 2018)

–WHICH SIDE ARE YOU ON?: AMERICAN HISTORY IN TEN PROTEST SONGS, by James Sullivan (Oxford University Press, 2018)

–HAPPINESS IS A CHOICE YOU MAKE: AND OTHER LESSONS FROM A YEAR AMONG THE OLDEST OLD, by John Leland (Sarah Crichton Books, 2017)

–BLACK-THROATED WIND: MY LIFE AND CRAZY TIMES, by John Perry Barlow (Crown, 2018)–STEALING FIRE:  The Science and Promise of Ecstatic Experience, by Steven Kotler and Jamie Wheal (Dey Street, 2017)

–THE AGE OF GENOMES: TALES FROM THE FRONT LINES OF GENETIC MEDICINE, by Steven Monroe Lipkin, MD (Beacon, 2016)

–FAMOUS NATHAN — A Family Saga of Coney Island, the American Dream and the Search for the Perfect Hot Dog, by Lloyd Handwerker (Flatiron, 2016)

–MOVIE STARS, Stories by Jack Pendarvis (Dzanc, 2016)

–PETS ON THE COUCH:  Neurotic Dogs, Compulsive Cats, Anxious Birds, and the New Science of Animal Psychology, by Nicholas Dodman (Atria, 2016)

–BEAR:  The Life and Times of Augustus Owsley Stanley III, by Robert Greenfield (Thomas Dunne Books, 2016)

–FORTUNE’S FOOL: The Life of John Wilkes Booth, by Terry Alford (Oxford University Press, 2015)

–BEALE STREET DYNASTY: Sex Song, and the Struggle for the Soul of Memphis by Preston Lauterbach (W.W. Norton, 2015)

–WASTING TIME ON THE INTERNET, by Kenneth Goldsmith (Harper Perennial, 2016)

–LOUD PICTURES:  60 Years of Rock and Roll Cinema, by Marc Spitz (Dey Street Books, 2016)

–HEMINGWAY IN LOVE: His Own Story, by A. E. Hotchner (St. Martin’s Press, 2015)

–HERBERT HOOVER IN THE WHITE HOUSE:  The Ordeal of the Presidency, by Charles Rappleye (Simon & Schuster, 2016)

–TOMORROWLAND: Our Journey From Science Fiction To Science Fact, by Steven Kotler (Amazon, 2015)

–RALPH PEER AND THE MAKING OF POPULAR ROOTS MUSIC, by Barry Mazor (Chicago Review Press, 2015)

–OFFSPEED:  Baseball, Pitching and the Art of Deception, by Terry McDermott (Pantheon, 2016)

–OVER EASY, by Mimi Pond (Drawn and Quarterly, 2014) (graphic novel)

–BIG LITTLE MAN:  In Search of My Asian Self, by Alex Tizon (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2014)

–CAMP BAD GUY, by Ellis Weiner (Frederator Press, 2015) (middle grade)

–MARCHING WITH SAINTS: The Fight for Jazz Culture in New Orleans and What it Means for America, by Larry Blumenthal (University of California Press, 2016)

–MOVIE STARS, by Jack Pendarvis (Dzanc, 2015) (fiction)

–VALLEY OF THE KINGS: A Superstar, a Saint and a Spy in Memphis, by Preston Lauterbach (Norton, 2016)

–13 HOLLYWOOD APES:  A Layla Raymond Mystery by Gil Reavill (Bantam, 2015)

–THE JOY OF KILLING, by Harry N. MacLean (Counterpoint, 2015)  (fiction)

–LOU:  A New York Life, by Will Hermes (Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 2017)

–FINDING KONY, by Robert Young Pelton (St. Martin’s Press, 2015)

–SWIMMING WITH WARLORDS: Guns, Drugs and Other Distractions: A Reporter’s Dozen-Year Journey Across the Afghan War, by Kevin Sites (HarperCollins, 2014)

–AMERICA DANCING:  From the Cakewalk to the Moonwalk, by Megan Pugh (Yale University Press, 2015)

–DEAN SMITH, by Jeff Davis (Rodale, 2015)

–AMERICAN WITNESS: THE ART AND LIFE OF ROBERT FRANK, by RJ Smith (Da Capo, 2017)

–TOO BRIGHT TO HEAR TOO LOUD TO SEE, by Juliann Garey (Soho Press, 2012)

–THE RISE OF SUPERMAN: DECODING THE MYSTERY OF ULTIMATE HUMAN PERFORMANCE, by Steven Kotler (Amazon Publishing, 2014)

–THE UNDERGROUND IS MASSIVE: HOW EDM CONQUERED AMERICA, by Michaelangelo Matos (HarperCollins, 2014)

–HEADS: A BIOGRAPHY OF PSYCHEDELIC AMERICA, by Jesse Jarnow (Da Capo Press, 2016)

–THE AGE OF GENOMES:  Tales from the Front Lines of Genetic Medicine, by Steven Monroe Lipkin, MD (Beacon, 2016)

–MAFIA SUMMIT: J. EDGAR HOOVER, THE KENNEDY BROTHERS, AND THE MEETING THAT UNMASKED THE MOB, by Gil Reavill (Thomas Dunne Books, 2013)

–CROSSROADS: HOW THE BLUES SHAPED ROCK ‘N’ ROLL (AND ROCK SAVED THE BLUES), by John Milward (University Press of New England, 2013)

–THIS LAND THAT I LOVE: “GOD BLESS AMERICA,” “THIS LAND IS YOUR LAND,” AND THE SONGS THAT STIRRED A NATION, by John Shaw (Public Affairs, 2013)

–O.J. IN THE MORNING, G&T AT NIGHT: SPIRITED DISPATCHES ON AGING WITH JOIE DE VIVRE, by A.E. Hotchner (St. Martin’s Press, 2013)

–SLEEP TALKIN’ MAN, by Karen Slavick Lennard (Grove Press, 2012)

–THE TINKERERS: THE AMATEURS, DYIers, AND INVENTORS WHO MAKE AMERICA GREAT, by Alec Foege (Basic Books, 2013)

–THE TEMPLETON TWINS HAVE AN IDEA, by Ellis Weiner (Chronicle Books, 2012)

–THE MAN WHO SAW A GHOST:  THE LIFE AND WORK OF HENRY FONDA, by Devin McKinney (St. Martin’s Press, 2012)

–THE INDOMITABLE INVESTOR:  WHY A FEW SUCCEED IN THE STOCK MARKET WHEN EVERYONE ELSE FAILS, by Steven M. Sears (Wiley, 2012)

–ISLAND CUP:  TWO TEAMS, TWELVE MILES OF OCEAN, AND FIFTY YEARS OF FOOTBALL RIVALRY, by James Sullivan (Bloomsbury USA, 2012)

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–THE ONE:  THE LIFE AND MUSIC OF JAMES BROWN, by RJ Smith (Gotham Books, 2012)

–THE HUNT FOR KSM:  INSIDE THE PURSUIT AND TAKEDOWN OF THE REAL 9/11 MASTERMIND, KHALID SHEIKH MOHAMMED, by Terry McDermott and Josh Meyer (Little, Brown, 2012)

–BIG DAY COMING:  YO LA TENGO AND THE RISE OF INDIE ROCK, by Jesse Jarnow (Gotham Books, 2012)

–FAT, DRUNK AND STUPID:  THE INSIDE STORY BEHIND THE MAKING OF ANIMAL HOUSE, by Matty Simmons (St. Martin’s Press, 2012)

–THE LAST SULTAN: THE LIFE AND TIMES OF AHMET ERTEGUN, by Robert Greenfield (Simon and Schuster, 2011)
–LOVE GOES TO BUILDINGS ON FIRE: FIVE YEARS IN NEW YORK THAT CHANGED MUSIC FOREVER, by Will Hermes (Farrar Straus & Giroux, 2011)
–THE CHITLIN’ CIRCUIT AND THE ROAD TO ROCK ‘N’ ROLL, by Preston Lauterbach (W.W. Norton, 2011)
–THE JAZZ BARONESS: The Life and Times of Pannonica Rothschild de Koenigswarter, by David Kastin (Norton, 2011)
–ALL MY DOGS: A LIFE, by Bill Henderson (David Godine, 2011)
–I HAVE SEEN THE FUTURE: A LIFE OF LINCOLN STEFFENS, by Peter Hartshorn (Counterpoint, 2011)
–HIPSTER PUPPIES, by Christopher Weingarten (NAL, 2011)
–AMERICAN ANTHRAX – The Botched Investigation of Our Nation’s Deadliest Bioterror Attack, by Jeanne Guillemin (Times Books, 2011)
–THE NEXT AMERICAN ECONOMY: BLUEPRINT FOR A REAL RECOVERY, by William Holstein (Bloomsbury, 2011)

–A SMALL FURRY PRAYER: ANIMAL RESCUE AND THE MEANING OF LIFE, by Steven Kotler (Bloomsbury, 2010)
–WHAT A DIFFERENCE A DOG MAKES — LESSONS ON LOVE AND LIFE FROM A MINIATURE POODLE (Doubleday, 2010)
–ROBERT MORRIS: FINANCIER OF THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION, by Charles Rappleye (Simon and Schuster, 2010)
–SAXOPHONE COLOSSUS: A CELEBRATION OF SONNY ROLLINS, by Bob Blumenthal, with photos by John Abbott (Abrams, 2010)
–THE BIG JEWISH BOOK FOR JEWS: WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW TO BE A REALLY JEWISH JEW, by Ellis Weiner and Barbara Davilman (Plume, 2010)
–IN PRAISE OF COPYING, by Marcus Boon (Harvard University Press, 2010)
–THE SENIOR MOMENTS MEMORY WORKOUT, by Tom Friedman (Sterling, 2010)
–THE LONGEVITY PRESCRIPTION: THE 8 PROVEN EKYS TO A LONG, HEALTHY LIFE, by Robert N. Butler, M.D. (Avery, 2010)
–HERO FOUND — THE GREATEST POW ESCAPE OF THE VIETNAM WAR, by Bruce Henderson (Smithsonian, 2010)
–AFTER THE DIAGNOSIS — TRANSCENDING CHRONIC ILLNESS, by Julian Seifter, M.D. (Simon and Schuster, 2010)
–SEVEN DIRTY WORDS: THE LIFE AND CRIMES OF GEORGE CARLIN, by James Sullivan (Da Capo, 2010)
–WALK IN MY SHOES: CONVERSATIONS BETWEEN A CIVIL RIGHTS LEADER AND HIS GODSON ABOUT THE JOURNEY AHEAD, by Andrew Young and Kabir Sehgal (Palgrave-Macmillan, 2010)
–CATECHISMS: Basic Beliefs of the One True Pet, Ellis Weiner and Barbara Davilman (St. Martin’s, 2010)
–HELLUVA TOWN: The Story of New York City During World War II, by Richard Goldstein (Free Press, 2010)
–101 THEORY DRIVE: A SCIENTIST’S PURSUIT OF THE MEMORY MACHINE INSIDE THE BRAIN, by Terry McDermott (Pantheon, 2010)
–2041 — MAKE OR BREAK YEAR FOR PLANET EARTH, by Robert Swan (Broadway, 2010)
–OY! DO THIS, NOT THAT, by Ellis Weiner (Running Press, 2009)
–THE BOY NEXT DOOR, a novel by Irene Sabatini (Little, Brown, 2009)
–THE PAST IS NEVER DEAD: THE TRIAL OF JAMES FORD SEALE AND MISSISSIPPI’S STRUGGLE FOR REDEMPTION, by Harry N. MacLean (Basic, ’09)

   

–MEETING JIMMIE RODGERS — HOW AMERICA’S ORIGINAL ROOTS MUSIC HERO CHANGED THE POP SOUNDS OF A CENTURY, by Barry Mazor (Oxford University Press, Spring ’09)
–MIDNIGHT ON THE LINE — THE SECRET LIFE OF THE U.S.-MEXICO BORDER, by Tim Gaynor (Thomas Dunne Books [St. Martin’s Press], Spring ’09)
–ARFFIRMATIONS — MEDITITATIONS FOR YOUR DOG, by Ellis Weiner and Barbara Davilman (St. Martin’s Press, ’09)
–WHY GM MATTERS: INSIDE RICK WAGONER’S DRIVE TO TRANSFORM AN AMERICAN ICON, by William Holstein (Walker, 2009)
–THERE’S NO TRAFFIC ON THE EXTRA MILE — LESSONS ON THE ROAD FROM DREAMS TO DESTINY, by Rickey Minor (Gotham, ’09)
–THE WASHINGTONS OF WESSYNGTON PLANTATION — STORIES OF MY FAMILY’S JOURNEY TO FREEDOM, by John F. Baker, Jr. (Atria, ’09)
–HOW TO PROFIT FROM THE COMING RAPTURE — GETTING AHEAD WHEN YOU’RE LEFT BEHIND, by Ellis Weiner and Barbara Davilman (Little, Brown, ’08)
–GORGEOUS GEORGE — THE OUTRAGEOUS BAD-BOY WRESTLER WHO CREATED AMERICAN POP CULTURE, by John Capouya (HarperCollins, ’08)
–HARDEST WORKING MAN — HOW JAMES BROWN SAVED THE SOUL OF AMERICA (Gotham, Fall ’08)
–AWESOME, a novel by Jack Pendarvis (MacAdam-Cage)
–THE MARRIAGE BENEFIT — THE SURPRISING REWARDS OF STAYING TOGETHER, by Mark O’Connell (Springboard [Grand Central])
–THE GOOD LIFE ACCORDING TO HEMINGWAY, by A. E. Hotchner (Ecco)
–SING ME BACK HOME — LOVE, DEATH, AND COUNTRY MUSIC, by Dana Jennings (Faber & Faber/Farrar, Straus and Giroux)
–RIGHT OF THE DIAL — CLEAR CHANNEL AND THE FALL OF COMMERCIAL RADIO, by Alec Foege (Faber & Faber/Farrar, Straus)
–TELL THE TRUTH UNTIL THEY BLEED — COMING CLEAN IN THE DIRTY WORLD OF BLUES AND ROCK ‘N’ ROLL, Josh Alan Friedman (Backbeat)
–THE END OF BASEBALL, a novel by Peter Schilling, Jr. (Ivan R. Dee)
–LONG AFTER MIDNIGHT AT THE NINO BIEN: A YANQUI’S MISSTEPS IN ARGENTINA, by Brian Winter (Public Affairs)
–DOWN TO THE SEA: AN EPIC STORY OF NAVAL DISASTER AND HEROISM IN WORLD WAR II, by Bruce Henderson (Smithsonian, Fall 2007)
–BIG BRAIN — THE ORIGINS AND FUTURE OF HUMAN INTELLIGENCE, by Gary Lynch and Richard Granger (Palgrave-Macmillan)
–BLACK WILL SHOOT, a hip-hop novel by Jesse Washington (Simon Spotlight)
–THE KITCHEN READINGS — HUNTER THOMPSON IN WOODY CREEK, by Bob Braudis and Michael Cleverly (HarperEntertainment), by John Leland (Viking)
–HOW TO RAISE A JEWISH DOG, by the Rabbis of Boca Raton (Ellis Weiner and Barbara Davilman) (Little, Brown)
–BURNING BOOK — A VISUAL HISTORY OF BURNING MAN, by Jess Bruder (Simon Spotlight)
–ROZELLE’S RULE: THE LIFE OF SPORT’S PREMIER COMMISSIONER, by Jeff Davis (McGraw-Hill)
–LEAVING DIRTY JERSEY — A Crystal Meth Memoir, by James Salant (Simon Spotlight Entertainment)
–CHASING THE RISING SUN — THE JOURNEY OF AN AMERICAN SONG, by Ted Anthony (Simon & Schuster)
–THIRD COAST: OUTKAST, TIMBALAND AND HOW HIP HOP BECAME A SOUTHERN THING, by Roni Sarig (Da Capo)
–YOUR BODY IS CHANGING, stories by Jack Pendarvis (MacAdam-Cage)

   
–OTHER PEOPLE’S PROPERTY — A SHADOW HISTORY OF HIP-HOP IN WHITE AMERICA, by Jason Tanz (Bloomsbury)
–YIDDISH WITH GEORGE AND LAURA, by Ellis Weiner and Barbara Davilman (Little, Brown)
–I, GOLDSTEIN: MY SCREWED LIFE, by Al Goldstein with Josh Alan Friedman (Thunder’s Mouth Press)
–TIME TRAVELER: A PHYSICIST’S SEARCH FOR THE ULTIMATE BREAKTHROUGH, by Ron Mallett with Bruce Henderson (Thunder’s Mouth Press)
–WEST OF JESUS — SURFING, SCIENCE AND THE ORIGIN OF BELIEF, by Steven Kotler (Bloomsbury)
–JEANS — A CULTURAL HISTORY OF AN AMERICAN ICON, by James Sullivan (Gotham Books)
–SONS OF PROVIDENCE — THE BROWN BROTHERS, THE SLAVE TRADE, AND THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION, by Charles Rappleye (Simon & Schuster)
–LICENSED TO KILL — HIRED GUNS IN THE WAR ON TERROR, by Robert Young Pelton (Crown)
–THE ESSENTIAL GRIZZLY — THE MINGLED FATES OF MEN AND BEARS, by Doug Peacock and Andrea Peacock (Lyons Press)
–SANTA LIVES! — Five Conclusive Arguments for the Existence of Santa Claus, by Ellis Weiner (Riverhead)
–JUST ANOTHER SOLDIER — A Year on the Ground in Iraq, by Jason Christopher Hartley (HarperCollins)
–THE MYSTERIOUS SECRET OF THE VALUABLE TREASURE, stories by Jack Pendarvis (MacAdam-Cage)
–THE WINNING SPIRIT: PEAK PERFORMANCE UNDER PRESSURE, by Joe Montana and Tom Mitchell (Random House)
–PERFECT SOLDIERS – The Hijackers: Who They Were and Why They Did It (HarperCollins)
–THIS COMMON GROUND – Seasons on an Organic Farm (Viking)
–HIP: THE HISTORY, by John Leland (Ecco)
–YIDDISH WITH DICK AND JANE, by Ellis Weiner and Barbara Davilman (Little, Brown)
–DJANGO — THE LIFE AND MUSIC OF A GYPSY LEGEND, by Micheal Dregni (Oxford University Press)
–WOMAN OF THE WORLD, a novel by Genie Chipps Henderson (Berkley)
–PAPA BEAR — LIFE AND TIMES OF GEORGE HALAS, by Jeffrey Davis (Contemporary)
–THE GOOD FATHER — ON MEN, MASCULINITY, AND LIFE IN THE FAMILY, by Mark O’Connell (Scribners)
–TRUE NORTH — COOK, PEARY AND THE RACE TO THE POLE, by Bruce Henderson (Norton)

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