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Seattle Picks: Narrative Nonfiction

The Poisoner's Handbook
The Poisoner's Handbook Murder and the Birth of Forensic Medicine in Jazz Age New York By Blum, Deborah (Book - 2010 ) 614.13097 B6255P 2010 Available in some locations Holds: 4 on 13 copies
A Walk in the Woods
A Walk in the Woods Rediscovering America on the Appalachian Trail By Bryson, Bill (Book - 1999 ) 917.40443 B848W 1999 Available in some locations Holds: 9 on 19 copies
In Cold Blood
In Cold Blood A True Account of A Multiple Murder and Its Consequences By Capote, Truman (Book - 2007 ) 364.1523 C1735i 2007 All copies in use. Availability details Holds: 8 on 12 copies
The Big Burn
The Big Burn Teddy Roosevelt and the Fire That Saved America By Egan, Timothy (Book - 2009 ) 973.911 R677E 2009 All copies in use. Availability details Holds: 7 on 10 copies
Midnight in Peking
Midnight in Peking How the Murder of A Young Englishwoman Haunted the Last Days of Old China By French, Paul (Book - 2012 ) 364.1523 F8888M 2012 Available in some locations Holds: 3 on 16 copies
The Lost City of Z
The Lost City of Z A Tale of Deadly Obsession in the Amazon By Grann, David (Book - 2009 ) 918.11046 G766L 2009 Available in some locations Holds: 4 on 8 copies
Seaworthy
Seaworthy A Swordboat Captain Returns to the Sea By Greenlaw, Linda (Book - 2010 ) 639.2778 G84G 2010 Available in some locations
Cradle of Gold
Cradle of Gold The Story of Hiram Bingham, A Real-life Indiana Jones, and the Search for Machu Picchu By Heaney, Christopher (Book - 2010 ) 985.37 H35C 2010 Available in some locations
Unbroken
Unbroken A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience, and Redemption By Hillenbrand, Laura (Book - 2010 ) 940.54725 Z149H 2010 All copies in use. Availability details Holds: 253 on 39 copies
A Voyage Long and Strange
A Voyage Long and Strange Rediscovering the New World By Horwitz, Tony (Book - 2008 ) 970.01 H7899V 2008 Available in some locations
Into Thin Air
Into Thin Air A Personal Account of the Mount Everest Disaster By Krakauer, Jon (Book - 1997 ) 796.52209 KRAKAUE 1997 Available in some locations Holds: 3 on 17 copies
Shadow Divers
Shadow Divers The True Adventure of Two Americans Who Risked Everything to Solve One of the Last Mysteries of World War II By Kurson, Robert (Book - 2004 ) 940.5451 U11K 2004 Available in some locations Holds: 1 on 3 copies
The Devil in the White City
The Devil in the White City Murder, Magic, and Madness at the Fair That Changed America By Larson, Erik (Book - 2003 ) 364.1523 L3295D 2003 All copies in use. Availability details Holds: 16 on 24 copies
The River of Doubt
The River of Doubt Theodore Roosevelt's Darkest Journey By Millard, Candice (Book - 2005 ) 918.13045 M6115R 2005 Available in some locations Holds: 8 on 12 copies
Rin Tin Tin
Rin Tin Tin The Life and the Legend By Orlean, Susan (Book - 2011 ) 636.7376 Or53R 2011 Available in some locations Holds: 2 on 27 copies
In the Heart of the Sea
In the Heart of the Sea The Tragedy of the Whaleship Essex By Philbrick, Nathaniel (Book - 2000 ) 910.9164 PHILBRI 2000 All copies in use. Availability details Holds: 2 on 5 copies
The Shakespeare Thefts
The Shakespeare Thefts In Search of the First Folios By Rasmussen, Eric (Book - 2011 ) 822.33 F R1843S 2011 Available in some locations
Packing for Mars
Packing for Mars The Curious Science of Life in the Void By Roach, Mary (Book - 2010 ) 571.0919 R53P 2010 Available in some locations Holds: 3 on 21 copies
The Island at the Center of the World
The Island at the Center of the World The Epic Story of Dutch Manhattan and the Forgotten Colony That Shaped America By Shorto, Russell (Book - 2004 ) 974.7102 Sh819i 2004 All copies in use. Availability details Holds: 8 on 4 copies
The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks
The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks By Skloot, Rebecca (Book - 2010 ) 616.02774 L118S 2010 All copies in use. Availability details Holds: 12 on 21 copies
Longitude
Longitude The True Story of A Lone Genius Who Solved the Greatest Scientific Problem of His Time By Sobel, Dava (Book - 2005 ) 526.6209 So122L 2005 Available in some locations Holds: 3 on 7 copies
The Dressmaker of Khair Khana
The Dressmaker of Khair Khana Five Sisters, One Remarkable Family, and the Woman Who Risked Everything to Keep Them Safe By Tzemach Lemmon, Gayle (Book - 2011 ) 958.1 Se28T 2011 Available in some locations Holds: 2 on 27 copies
The Tiger
The Tiger A True Story of Vengeance and Survival By Vaillant, John (Book - 2010 ) 599.75609 V194T 2010 Available in some locations Holds: 2 on 22 copies
The Professor and the Madman
The Professor and the Madman A Tale of Murder, Insanity, and the Making of the Oxford English Dictionary By Winchester, Simon (Book - 2005 ) 423.092 Ox26W 2005 Available in some locations Holds: 2 on 14 copies
Lost in Shangri-la
Lost in Shangri-la A True Story of Survival, Adventure, and the Most Incredible Rescue Mission of World War II By Zuckoff, Mitchell (Book - 2011 ) 940.548 Z836L 2011 Available in some locations Holds: 7 on 25 copies

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