In Butterfly People: An American Encounter with the Beauty of the World (Pantheon), historian William Leach recounts American butterfly madness.
Junius and Albert's Adventures in the Confederacy: A Civil War Odyssey (PublicAffairs) by Peter Carlson gives a unique view of the war.
Serving Victoria: Life in the Royal Household (Harper) by Kate Hubbard gives a new way of knowing the Queen.
Anatomies: A Cultural History of the Human Body (Norton) by Hugh Aldersey-Williams is a grand way to appreciate what we all have got.
Mark Whitaker, in Running for Their Lives: The Extraordinary Story of Britain's Greatest Ever Distance Runners, gives a colorful and tragic sports story.
My Beloved Brontosaurus: On the Road with Old Bones, New Science, and Our Favorite Dinosaurs (Scientific American / Farrar, Straus, and Giroux) by Brian Switek is a jaunty review of how our ideas about dinosaurs have changed.
The Good Nurse: A True Story of Medicine, Madness, and Murder (Twelve) by Charles Graeber tells of a scarily malfunctioning system.
Nathaniel Philbrick in Bunker Hill: A City, A Siege, A Revolution< (Viking) tells the famous story anew.
Serpentine (Abrams) by Mark Laita presents beautiful snakes artistically posed.
Blackett's War: The Men Who Defeated the Nazi U-Boats and Brought Science to the Art of Warfare (Knopf) by Stephen Budiansky tells of the start of Operations Research.
2. Sunday at the Bluff today explores biology ENTERTAINMENT
4. Big Band experience returns to Golden Triangle ENTERTAINMENT
5. St. Paul's announces Valentine's Day organ recital ENTERTAINMENT