All Stars 2002 - Nonfiction

Nonfiction titles which received three or more starred reviews (indicating a work of unusual merit) from the following review sources: Booklist (BL), Publisher's Weekly (PW), Kirkus, and Library Journal (LJ).

Annotated lists of books receiving at least one starred review from one of four major review sources: Booklist, Kirkus, LJ and PW. The review source assigns the star.
  • Double Bond: The Live of Primo Levi
    Author: Angier, Carole
    Publisher: Farrar Straus & Giroux $ 40 ISBN: 0374113157 Date: 2002
    star Library Journal star Kirkus star PW star Booklist
    Perhaps the most important writer to emerge from the death camps, Primo Levi is known for Survival in Auschwitz, The Reawakening, and the classic The Periodic Table. Angier has spent nearly ten years writing this meticulously researched, vivid, and moving biography.
    Updated 4.29.02
  • Back Then: Two Lives in 1950's New York
    Author: Bernays, Anne & Justin Kaplan
    Publisher: Morrow $ 25.95 ISBN: 0060198559 Date: 2002
    star Kirkus star PW star LJ
    This dual memoir by two prominent figures in American arts provides a candid, anecdotal account of two children of privilege who came of age in the transformative 1950s and faced the challenges of new careers, married life and parenting against growing sexual and social freedoms, and the shadows of McCarthyism and the Cold War.
    Suggested Reading: Memoirs
    Updated 5.3.02
  • Dont' Let's Go to the Dogs Tonight: An African Childhood
    by Fuller, Alexandra
    Publisher: Random House $ 24.95 ISBN: 0375507507 Date: 2002
    star Kirkus star Booklist star PW
    Magnificently original and affecting, Fuller's memoir of a childhood dominated by the Rhodesian civil war of 1971-1979 captures the fascinating life of a white family living in one of the most remote regions of Africa.
    Suggested Reading: Reading Group Stars | Memoir Stars | Adult Books for Teens
    Updated 11.27.01
  • Art Lover: A Biography of Peggy Guggenheim
    Author: Gill, Anton
    Publisher: HarperCollins $ 29.95 ISBN: 0060196971 Date: 2002
    star Kirkus star Booklist star Library Journal
    Insightful and comprehensive, Anton Gill's work reveals Peggy Guggenheim as never before, including new information about her relationship with her daughter. It is a book that will appeal to serious art lovers, art history buffs, and anyone who wants to read an engrossing tell-all biography of a fascinating woman.
    Peggy Guggenheim collection
    Updated 3.14.02
  • The Natural: The Misunderstood Presidency of Bill Clinton
    Author: Klein, Joe
    Publisher: Doubleday $ 22.95 ISBN: 0385506198 Date: 2002
    star Kirkus star PW star LJ
    This "New York Times" bestseller is the first work to cut through the gossip, scandals, media hype, and emotional turbulence that former President Bill Clinton has always engendered, to step back and analyze the eight years of his administration.
    Updated 1.31.02
  • Paris 1919: Six Months That Changed the World
    Author: Macmillan, Margaret Olwen
    Publisher: Random $ 35 ISBN: 0375508260 Date: 2002
    star PW star LJ star Booklist
    In this landmark work of narrative history, MacMillan brings extraordinary personalities to life. The great-granddaughter of Lloyd George, she makes use of his personal papers and gives a scintillating view of those dramatic and fateful days when much of the modern world was sketched out, when countries--Iraq, Yugoslavia, Israel--were founded whose troubles haunt the world still.
    Suggested Reading: Paris Stars
    Updated 8.28.02
  • Beyond the Mountains of the Damned: The War Inside Kosovo
    Author: McAllester, Matthew
    Publisher: New York Univ $ 24.95 ISBN: 0814756603 Date: 2002
    star Library Journal star Kirkus star PW
    Emotionally gripping and elegantly written, Beyond the Mountains of the Damned looks past the headlines to explain the ongoing strife and chaos in the Balkans. - Publisher Marketing.
    Suggested Reading: Former Yugoslavia Stars
    Updated 1.31.02
  • To Reach the Clouds: My High Wire Walk Between the Two Towers
    Author: Petit, Philippe
    Publisher: North Point $ 30 ISBN: 0865476519
    star Kirkus star PW star LJ
    In 1974, 100,000 people on the ground watched 24-year-old high wire artist Petit make eight crossings between the World Trade Towers. In this visually and verbally stunning book, Petit tells for the first time the story of his walk, from conception and clandestine planning to the performance and its aftermath.
    Updated 8.28.02
  • Step Across This Line: Collected Nonfiction 1992-2002
    Author: Rushdie, Salman
    Publisher: Random $ 25.95 ISBN: 0679463348 Date: 2002
    star Booklist star Kirkus star PW
    The best of Booker Prize-winning author Rushdie's nonfiction pieces from the past decade are assembled in this collection on wide-ranging and often unexpected topics.
    Updated 9.30.02

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Books that received at least one starred review from Booklist, Kirkus, LJ, and PW.

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