25 Books to Remember from 2007
Annotation:In a tale more compelling than a Hollywood production, Macintyre delivers the unlikely story of Eddie Chapman, a double agent during World War II.
Annotation:This arresting portrayal of an early German naturalist traces her life’s work discovering and documenting the hitherto-unknown wonders of insect metamorphosis.
Annotation:Ashenburg provides a fascinating study of the history of personal cleanliness in the Western world, abounding in enlightening anecdotes and charming illustrations.
Annotation:This story of a buccaneer’s attacks on Spanish colonies in the New World is an adventure that reveals the dangerous realities of the golden age of piracy.
Annotation:Myriad examples of shocking abuses committed in the name of science are adeptly examined by journalist and bioethicist Washington.
Annotation:These powerfully moving writings open a unique window into slave society and the complex struggles of life after escape.
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Books to Remember is an annual list of 25 titles chosen for their ability to provide an informative or transformative reading experience for adults. Selection criteria include literary excellence, uniqueness of concept and command of subject matter. These books were selected by the following committee from the staff of The New York Public Library: Matthew Baiotto, Tracy Crawford (Chair), Abigail Dreyer, Sarah Jewell, Billy Parrott, Jessica Pigza, Lisa Piraino, Joseph Vissers, with Adele Bellinger, Advisor. Selected titles appearing on this booklist may be available in recorded, braille or large print versions.