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35“The Lost City of Z”

David Grann mixes fact and conjecture to tell the story of Percy Fawcett, the Victorian explorer lost in the Amazon rainforest and—until now—in the pages of history.

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Relying on bare facts rather than sentimentality, “Zeitoun” takes the reader straight to the heart of Hurricane Katrina’s aftermath.

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62“Adventures in Taxidermy”

In “Still Life: Adventures in Taxidermy,” journalist Melissa Milgrom brings the world of taxidermy to life through interviews, observation, and her own firsthand accounts.

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Dave Cullen digs deep to comprehend the Columbine school shooting. “Columbine” paints a true portrait of the killers and the news media that shaped them.

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