ROY G. BIV: An Exceedingly Surprising Book about Color (Bloomsbury) by design and culture writer Jude Stewart is appropriately colorful.
Julie Peakman's _The Pleasure's All Mine: A History of Perverse Sex_ (Reaktion Books) takes the long view.
Still: American Silent Motion Picture Photography (University of Chicago Press) by David S. Shields shows the start of movie glamour.
Ninety Percent of Everything: Inside Shipping, the Invisible Industry That Puts Clothes on Your Back, Gas in Your Car, and Food on Your Plate (Metropolitan Books) by Rose George takes us behind the shipping scenes.
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.
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