All Stars 2001 - Nonfiction
- American Chica: Two Worlds, One Childhood
by Arana, Marie
Publisher: Dial $ 23.95 ISBN: 0385319622 Date: 2001
Kirkus PW LJ Booklist
In the tradition of Richard Rodriguez's A Hunger of Memory comes a rich, emotionally resonant portrait of a child who must come to terms with being neither North nor South American, but a mixture of both.
- Ava's Man
by Bragg, Rick
Publisher: Knopf $ 25 ISBN: 0375410627 Date: 2001
Kirkus Booklist PW
No one writes about the South like Pulitzer Prize winner Rick Bragg (All Over But the Shoutin). Once again, he lends his voice to the working people of the Deep South, and tells the story of a memorable figure in a singular time--a man on a lost stretch of dirt road along the Alabama/Georgia border.
Suggested Reading: Memoir Stars
- The Eternal Frontier: An Ecological History of North America
and Its Peoples
by Flannery, Tim
Publisher: Atlantic $ 27.50 ISBN: 0871137895 Date: 2001
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Offering a wealth of scientific details, one of the world's foremost paleontologists has undertaken a sweeping, multiple disciplinary history of the geological and ecological development of North America.
Suggested Reading: Nature
- River Town: Two Years on the Yangtze
by Hessler, Peter
Publisher: HarperCollins $ 26 ISBN: 0060195444 Date: 2001
PW Kirkus LJ
In the tradition of Iron & Silk comes a powerful memoir about a young American teacher in the Peace Corps living in the small Chinese city of Fuling as it navigates increasing waves of cultural and social upheaval.
Suggested Reading: Travel Tales
- John Adams
by McCullough, David
Publisher: Simon & Schuster $ 35 ISBN: 0684813637 Date: 2001
Kirkus Booklist PW
In his first book since Truman, one of America's most distinguished and popular biographers breathes life into history with this compelling look at the second president of the United States, John Adams. More than just a biography, this book looks at the birth of a young republic and explores the extraordinary factors that transformed 13 colonies into a united nation.
Suggested Reading: 1776 Stars
- Savage Beauty: A Biography of Edna St Vincent Millay
by Milford, Nancy
Publisher: Random $ 29.95 ISBN: 039457589X Date: 2001
Kirkus PW Booklist Library Journal
Thirty years after the smashing success of Zelda, Milford returns with a stunning second act. Savage Beauty is the portrait of Edna St. Vincent Millay, a passionate, fearless woman who obsessed America even as she tormented herself.
- Uncle Tungsten: Memoirs of a Chemical Childhood
by Sacks, Oliver
Publisher: Knopf $ 25 ISBN: 0375404481 Date: 2001
Kirkus PW Library Jourrnal
In an unforgettable portrait of an extraordinary mind, the distinguished neurologist offers an account of his youth, as unexpected and fascinating as his celebrated case histories.
- Fast Food Nation
by Schlosser, Eric
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin $ 25 ISBN: 0618130977 Date: 2001
PW Kirkus LJ
To a degree both engrossing and alarming, the story of fast food is the story of postwar America. Schlosser, a National Magazine Award-winning journalist, charts the fast food industry's enormous impact on our health, landscape, economy, politics and culture as he transforms the way America thinks about what it eats.
Suggested Reading: Cooked Books
- The Map That Changed the World: William Smith and the Birth
of Modern Geology
by Winchester, Simon
Publisher: HarperCollins $ 25 ISBN: 0060193611 Date: 2001
Kirkus PW LJ
From the author of the bestselling The Professor and the Madman comes the fascinating story of William Smith, a 19th-century engineer who is obsessed with creating the world's first geological map and ultimately becomes the father of modern geology.
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