Requested by @dhgriffin
  1. The Trials of Laura Fair by Carole Haber
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    Sex, murder, and insanity in the Victorian West: "Haber goes beyond the trial transcripts and tabloid newspaper coverage of the infamous late-nineteenth-century Laura Fair murder trials to explain the significance of reinvention and reputation for those migrating to the American West." -American Historical Review
  2. The Soul of an Octopus by Sy Montgomery
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    "Enter the mysterious intelligent alien world of the octopus. Experience a real intelligence based on a sense of touch that humans can barely imagine." -Tempe Grandin
  3. The God Delusion by Richard Dawkins
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    "At last, one of the best nonfiction writers alive today has assembled his thoughts on religion into a characteristically elegant book." -Steven Pinker, Harvard University
  4. In the Shadow of Man by Jane Goodall
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    "Apart from its enormous scientific value, [it's] absolutely fascinating to read as a story of discovery."
  5. The Blind Watchmaker by Richard Dawkins
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    Why the Evidence of Evolution Reveals a Universe without Design
  6. Dead Wake by Erik Larson
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    The Last Crossing of the Lusitania
  7. The Hot Zone
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    If you haven't read this book, read it! It's one of my all-time favorite books. Fascinating look at the origins of and mystery around Ebola.