The Englishman Who Posted Himself and Other Curious Objects (Princeton Architectural Press) by John Tingey tells of a British eccentric who investigated what his postal system could do.
In Revelations: Visions, Prophecy, & Politics in the Book of Revelation (Viking), Elaine Pagels provides context for the strangest book in the Bible.
In The Mark Inside (Knopf), Amy Reading tells of the victim who would not let the swindlers go.
Joyce Tyldesley in _Tutankhamen: The Search for an Egyptian King_ (Basic Books) gives a history of his life, and his resurrection.
In Chasing Venus: The Race to Measure the Heavens (Knopf), Andrea Wulf tells an inspiring story of scientific cooperation.
Swell: A Year of Waves (Chronicle Books) by Evan Slater collects photographs of surfers' dream waves.
In Love, Life, and Elephants: An African Love Story (Farrar, Straus and Giroux), Dame Daphne Sheldrick explains about putting orphans back into the jungle.
Cruelty & Laughter: Forgotten Comic Literature and the Unsentimental Eighteenth Century (University of Chicago Press) by Simon Dickie gives us a new view of the era.
Oklahoma City: What the Investigation Missed - and Why It Still Matters (William Morrow) by Andrew Gumbel and Roger G. Charles shows the case is still important.
The Lady in Gold: The Extraordinary Tale of Gustav Klimt's Masterpiece, Portrait of Adele Bloch-Bauer (Knopf) by Anne-Marie O'Connor is a study of big slices of twentieth century history.