General Nonfiction, Nov. 2013, Pt. 3: 15 Titles Ranging from Elizabeth of York to American Football

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Cooper, Artemis. Patrick Leigh Fermor: An Adventure. New York Review Books. Oct. 2013. 480p. ISBN 9781590176740; e-book 9781590176993. BIOGRAPHY Lovers of travel writing everywhere know the name Patrick Leigh Fermor, whose walk across Europe in the 1930s, at age 18, is legendary. Fewer people know about his involvement in the resistance to German occupation of […]

Nonfiction, Nov. 2013, Pt. 3: A Dozen Arts Titles, from Mozart to Norman Rockwell to the Spider-man Musical

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Berger, Glen. The Song of Spider-Man: The Inside Story of the Most Controversial Musical in Broadway History. S. & S. Nov. 2013. NAp. ISBN 9781451684568. $25; ebk. ISBN 9781451684582. MUSICALS Chosen by Julie Taymor to collaborate on the book of the Spider-man musical, Emmy Award–winning television and theater writer Berger saw the entire musical unfold […]

Nonfiction, Nov. 2013, Pt. 3: Ten Books for Foodies and Six Star Memoirs; A Bibliographic Listing

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Cookbooks, Food Memoirs, and Eating Advice from Chopra Choi, Roy & others. L.A. Son: My Life, My City, My Food. Anthony Bourdain Bks/Ecco: HarperCollins. Nov. 2013. 320p. ISBN 9780062202635. $29.99; ebk. ISBN 9780062202642. COOKERY.MEMOIR Chopra, Deepak. What Are You Hungry For?: The Chopra Solution to Permanent Weight Loss, Well-Being, and Lightness of Soul. Harmony, dist. […]

Nonfiction Previews, Nov. 2013, Pt. 2: History & Biography, from Red Cloud to JFK to the Warsaw Uprising

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Davis, Wes. The Ariadne Objective: The Underground War To Rescue Crete from the Nazis. Crown. Nov. 2013. 304p. ISBN 9780307460134. $26; ebk. ISBN 9780307460158. HISTORY History both crucial and swashbuckling: an odd bunch of British intelligence officers (involved because they made “the obsolete choice of Greek at school”) joined with Cretan resistance fighters and an […]

Nonfiction Previews, Oct. 2013, Pt. 5: Memoirs, from Chelsea Handler to Elizabeth Smart

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Buffett, Howard. 40 Chances: Finding Hope in a Hungry World. S. & S. Oct. 2013. 352p. ISBN 9781451687866. $26. MEMOIR Farmers can anticipate 40 growing seasons—that is, 40 chances to improve their land’s yield. Son of mega-investor Warren Buffett, who once challenged him to consider what he really wanted to accomplish in life, Howard Buffett […]

Nonfiction Previews, Pt. 5: On Johnny Carson, Charlie Parker, and Masterpiece Theatre

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Bushkin, Henry. Untitled on Johnny Carson. Houghton Harcourt. Oct. 2013. 304p. ISBN 9780544217621. $28; ebk. ISBN 9780544217737. MEMOIR/TELEVISION Johnny Carson’s attorney for nearly two decades, at a time when the Tonight Show was at its height and Carson went through two divorces, Bushkin ultimately served as his “counselor, partner, employee, business advisor, earpiece, mouthpiece, enforcer, […]

Nonfiction Previews, Oct. 2013, Pt. 4: English History, World War I, World War II, and a Thatcher Biography

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Ackroyd, Peter. Tudors: The History of England from Henry VIII to Elizabeth I. Thomas Dunne Bks: St. Martin’s. Oct. 2013. 512p. ISBN 9781250003621. $30; ebk. ISBN 9781250037596. HISTORY Ackroyd, who is responsible for books like London: The Biography, offers the second in his “History of England” series. His skills as a novelist will doubtless come […]

Nonfiction Previews, Oct. 2013, Pt. 3: Business/Science/Current Events, with Books on Amazon, Telecommuting, & How the Brain Connects

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Berns, Gregory. How Dogs Love Us: A Neuroscientist and His Adopted Mutt Decode the Canine Brain. New Harvest. Oct. 2013. 272p. ISBN 9780544114517. $25. PETS/DOGS Distinguished Professor of Neuroeconomics at Emory University, Berns has used imaging technology for many years to learn how the human brain works. Acquiring Callie, a gentle terrier mix, made him […]

Nonfiction Previews, Oct. 2013, Pt. 3: Cookbooks from Bastianich, Deen, & More

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Bastianich, Lidia Matticchio & Tanya Bastianich Manuali. Lidia’s Commonsense Italian Cooking: 150 Delicious and Simple Recipes Everyone Can Master. Knopf. Oct. 2013. 304p. ISBN 9780385349444. $35; ebk. ISBN 978038534945. COOKING Not just delicious recipes from the queen of Italian cooking (Rustic Ricotta Tart, anyone?) but commonsense tips that will free you up, e.g., focaccia may […]

Nonfiction Previews, Oct. 2013, Pt. 2: Kennedy & Lincoln

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Kennedy, Caroline. Rose Kennedy’s Family Album: From the Fitzgerald Kennedy Private Collection, 1878–1946. Grand Central. Oct. 2013. 304p. ISBN 9781455544806. $40. PHOTO ESSAY Dating from 1878 through 1946, the 400-plus photographs in this volume are never-before-seen images drawn from the private collection of Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy, showing her growing family in its most intimate moments […]

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