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What Steve Weinberg is Looking Forward to Reading


Longtime NBCC member and former board member Steve Weinberg has had a big few months:  His new book, “Taking on the Trust: The Epic Battle of Ida Tarbell and John D. Rockefeller” was just released by W.W. Norton to a slew of coverage, including a great interview about investigative biography writing on mediabistro (subscription required).  Now that his book is out, he tells us what he looks forward to reading in all his spare time: 

It Still Moves: Lost Songs, Lost Highways and the Search for the Next American Music, by Amanda Petrusich, Faber and Faber, August

The Monster of Florence, by Douglas Preston with Mario Spezi, Grand Central, June

Dear American Airlines: A Novel, by Jonathan Miles, Houghton Mifflin, June

The Slaves’ War:  The Civil War in the Words of Former Slaves, by Andrew Ward, Houghton Mifflin, June

The Political Mind: Why You Can’t Understand 21st Century American Politics With an 18th Century Brain, by George Lakoff, Viking, June

The Girl With the Crooked Nose: A Tale of Murder, Obsession and Forensic Artistry, by Ted Botha, Random House, May

Anatomy of Baseball, edited by Lee Gutkind and Andrew Blauner, Southern Methodist University Press, April