The Great Dissent: How Oliver Wendell Holmes Changed His Mind - and Changed the History of Free Speech in America (Metropolitan Books) by Thomas Healy shows how Holmes came around.
Witches: A Tale of Sorcery, Scandal, and Seduction (Jonathan Cape) by Tracy Borman tells how those in power dealt with the witch threat.
Infographic Guide to the Movies (Cassell Illustrated) by Karen Krizanovich presents movie trivia in a new way.
1219: The Life of Fatty Arbuckle, the Mysterious Death of Virginia Rappe, and the Scandal That Changed Hollywood (Chicago Review Press) by Greg Merritt
Macroanalysis: Digital Methods and Literary History (University of Illinois Press) by Matthew L. Jockers is a manifesto for a new way of looking at literature.
The Private Eye: Detectives in the Movies (Reaktion Books) by Bran Nicol has new thoughts on a familiar movie hero.
Marcello Di Cintio's Walls: Travels Along the Barricades (Soft Skull Press) is a visit to walls around the world.
The United States of Paranoia: A Conspiracy Theory (Harper) by Jesse Walker tells of plots you never suspected.
Spartacus (Harvard University Press) by Aldo Schiavone tells all we can know about the actual hero.