The best biographies and memoirs of August

From a life lived in the orbit of a loved (and loathed) burger joint to the submarine adventures of a preeminent cave diver, this month's collection has a little bit of everything. 

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The best history books of August

Histories come in all shapes and sizes, especially this month.

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The best nonfiction of August

Pirates, bootleggers, bloodsuckers and more in the best nonfiction of the month.

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The best business books of the year so far

The first half of the year featured some fine books on leadership. Here are a few examples.

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It's getting pretty Squatchy 'round these parts

John Zada adventured into British Columbia's remote Great Bear Rainforest in search of... Sasquatch. What did he find? We talk to him about the investigation, Bigfoot culture, and his account, In The Valleys of the Noble Beyond. 

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Ten years of #1s

A look back at ten years of the Amazon editors' #1 Books of the Year. 

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Subterranean homesick blues: into the "Underland" with Robert Macfarlane

"This is a very, very old impulse. To go into the dark, to seek meaning, to tell stories, to leave marks. To keep what's precious safe, and to dispose of what's dangerous."

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Books we are talking about

Here are some of the books we are talking about this week.

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The best nonfiction of July

Fast food. Tawdry details. Sasquatch. All that and more in the best nonfiction of the month.

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Eve Ensler on "The Apology"

"I realized that I could turn how my father lived in me from a monolithic monster into an apologist--from this terrifying entity into this broken, sad, tragic little boy. In doing so he lost power over me..." The celebrated author (The Vagina Monologues) and activist on a pathway to healing for survivors of abuse, and for the abusers themselves.

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For your book club's consideration

Five reads sure to spark conversation.

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The best biographies & memoirs of July

Epic fashion, epic fishing, epic road-tripping, and more!

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Space: The fur-ball frontier

Before any human slipped the surly leash of gravity, there were the Soviet Space Dogs. Meet these unsung—and unwilling—pioneers in the quest to land on the Moon.

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The best nonfiction of 2019 so far

Just 20 slots for the year's best nonfiction? Impossible! We tried, anyway.

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False fears, false foes: George Takei on “They Called Us Enemy”

George Takei shares moments from his childhood years in an internment camp for Japanese Americans and asks what we've learned since.

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