The Devil Within: Possession & Exorcism in the Christian West (Yale University Press) by Brian P. Levack has a new explanation for possessions and exorcism.
And Man Created God: A History of the World at the Time of Jesus (St. Martin's Press) by Selina O'Grady examines how religions jostle for position within empires.
The Genius of Dogs: How Dogs Are Smarter Than You Think (Dutton) by Brian Hare and Vanessa Woods examines the intelligence that makes dogs our friends.
The Mummy's Curse: The True History of a Dark Fantasy (Oxford University Press) by Roger Luckhurst gives the background to the spooky mummy tradition.
Al Capp: A Life to the Contrary (Bloomsbury) by Michael Schumacher and Denis Kitchen tells a paradoxical life story.
Circle of Treason: A CIA Account of Traitor Aldrich Ames and the Men He Betrayed (Naval Institute Press) by Sandra Grimes and Jeanne Vertefeuille is an insders' account of a famous case.
The Golden Ticket: P, NP, and the Search for the Impossible (Princeton University Press) by Lance Fortnow is an introduction to one of the most important mathematical puzzles.
The Searchers: The Making of an American Legend (Bloomsbury) by Glenn Frankel gives us facts and legends.
Visions of Infinity: The Great Mathematical Problems (Basic Books) by Ian Stewart takes on the tough problems.
Words from the White House: Words and Phrases Coined or Popularized by America's Presidents (Walker) by Paul Dickson shows how the presidents shaped our language.
5. Out and About for the week of June 28, 2015 ENTERTAINMENT