Comics & Graphic Novels - Nonfiction

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My Friend Dahmer

Derf Backderf

You only think you know this story. In 1991, Jeffrey Dahmer—the most notorious serial killer since Jack the Ripper—seared himself into the American consciousness. To the public, Dahmer was a monster who committed unthinkable atroc...

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Published: Mar 2012

A.D.: New Orleans After the Deluge

Josh Neufeld

Now in paperback, The New York Times best-selling graphic nonfiction masterpiece depicting the lives of seven New Orleanians before, during, and just after Hurricane Katrina. Best American Comics, 2010Mother Jones Top Books of 2009Da...

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Published: Aug 2010

Burma Chronicles

Guy Delisle

THE POPULAR TRAVELOGUE NOW IN PAPERBACKFrom the author of Pyongyang: A Journey in North Korea and Shenzhen: A Travelogue from China comes Burma Chronicles, an informative look at a country that uses concealment and isolation as social...

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Published: Oct 2010

Out on the Wire: IRA Glass and Radio'...

Jessica Abel

Go behind the scenes of seven of today's most popular narrative radio shows and podcasts, including This American Life and RadioLab, in graphic narrative. Every week, millions of devoted fans tune in to or download This American Life...

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Published: Aug 2015

Leon Trotsky: An Illustrated Introduc...

Tariq Ali

Amusing, well researched, and surprisingly sophisticated, Leon Trotsky: An Illustrated Introduction is the perfect primer on the life and thought of the great leader and chronicler of the Russian Revolution. With sympathy and humor, T...

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Published: Jul 2012

Queer: A Graphic History

Meg-John Barker

'Queer: A Graphic History Could Totally Change the Way You Think About Sex and Gender' ViceActivist-academic Meg-John Barker and cartoonist Julia Scheele illuminate the histories of queer thought and LGBTQ+ action in this groundbreaki...

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Published: Nov 2016

Lewis & Clark

Nick Bertozzi

Two of America's greatest explorers embark on the adventure that made their names—and sealed their fates. In 1804, Meriwether Lewis and William Clark departed St. Louis, Missouri, for one of the greatest adventures this nation has ...

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Published: Feb 2011

The Overstreet Guide To Cosplay (Over...

Melissa Bowersox

The latest in the Overstreet line of "How To" books takes on the rapidly-expanding hobby of cosplay in The Overstreet Guide to Cosplay. Both newbies and seasoned veterans of the hobby will have plenty of opportunities to exp...

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Published: Dec 2015

Andre the Giant: Life and Legend

Box Brown

Andre Roussimoff is known as both the lovable giant in The Princess Bride and a heroic pro-wrestling figure. He was a normal guy who'd been dealt an extraordinary hand in life. At his peak, he weighed 500 pounds and stood nearly seven...

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Published: May 2014

Bohemians

Paul Buhle

The nineteenth-century countercultures that came to define the bohemian lifestyle spanned both sides of the Atlantic, ranging from Walt Whitman to Josephine Baker, and from Gertrude Stein to Thelonius Monk. Bohemians is the graphic hi...

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Published: Apr 2014

Red Rosa: A Graphic Biography of Rosa...

Paul Buhle

A graphic novel of the dramatic life and death of German revolutionary Rosa LuxemburgA giant of the political left, Rosa Luxemburg is one of the foremost minds in the canon of revolutionary socialist thought. To Marx's biographer Fran...

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Published: Nov 2015

Civil War Adventure (Dover Graphic No...

Chuck Dixon

"There's plenty of battlefield chaos, to be sure, but the tales are clearly a product of meticulous research and loaded with insights into the monotony and terror of fighting in a war." ― BooklistTake aim alongside a thin ...

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Published: May 2015

On the Books: A Graphic Tale of Worki...

Greg Farrell

On the Books is the firsthand comic strip account of the labor struggle at New York City's legendary Strand bookstore in the summer of 2012. Told by Greg Farrell—an employee of the store who interviewed numerous other staff members...

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Published: Oct 2014

A Bintel Brief: Love and Longing in O...

Liana Finck

In an illustrative style that is a thrilling mash-up of Art Spiegelman's deft emotionality, Roz Chast's hilarious neuroses, and the magical spirit of Marc Chagall, A Bintel Brief is Liana Finck's evocative, elegiac love letter to the ...

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Published: Apr 2014

How to be Reasonable: By Someone who ...

Rebecca Fox

A quirky, smart comic which introduces an essential set of critical thinking skills that even the most reasonable reader will benefit from. The world is a confusing place and every day there is more information we have to sort throug...

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Published: Dec 2017

CBLDF Presents: She Changed Comics

Betsy Gomez

SHE CHANGED COMICS celebrates the women who changed free expression in comics, with profiles of more than sixty groundbreaking female professionals and interviews with the women who are changing today's medium, including RAINA TELGEME...

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Published: Oct 2016

Health Care Reform: What It Is, Why I...

Jonathan Gruber

Health Care Reform: What It Is, Why It's Necessary, How It Works is a deeply informed, opinionated, immediately accessible explanation of why health care reform is essential, why the legislation Congress passed is our best bet for sol...

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Published: Aug 2011

Anxiety Is Really Strange

Steve Haines

What is the difference between fear and excitement and how can you tell them apart? How do the mind and body make emotions? When can anxiety be good? This science-based graphic book addresses these questions and more, revealing just h...

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Published: Jan 2018

Nelson Mandela (Campfire Graphic Nove...

Lewis Helfand

In 1948, justice and equality were outlawed in the country of South Africa. The people needed one voice to speak up when the world fell silent. They needed one leader to stand up when the world looked away. One man answered that call;...

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Published: Dec 2011

The Anti-Capitalist Resistance Comic ...

Gord Hill

In recent years the world has borne witness to numerous confrontations, many of them violent, between protesters and authorities at pivotal gatherings of the world’s political and economic leaders. While police and the media are qui...

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Published: Apr 2012

Charles Darwin's On the Origin of Spe...

Michael Keller

A stunning graphic adaptation of one of the most famous, contested, and important books of all time.Few books have been as controversial or as historically significant as Charles Darwin's On the Origin of Species by Means of Natural S...

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Published: Oct 2009

The Cartoon Introduction to Statistic...

Grady Klein

A hilarious and bold graphic adventure into the world of big dataStatistics help us create Internet technologies, develop medicines, win elections, invest in stocks, predict the weather, and much more. But the methods that produce imp...

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Published: Jul 2013

Flying Couch: Art, Memory, and the Se...

Amy Kurzweil

Flying Couch, Amy Kurzweil’s debut, tells the stories of three unforgettable women. Amy weaves her own coming-of-age as a young Jewish artist into the narrative of her mother, a therapist, and Bubbe, her grandmother, a World War II ...

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Published: Oct 2016

March Book 1

John Lewis

Top Shelf Productions is proud to present the first volume of March, a graphic novel trilogy co-authored by Congressman John Lewis (GA-5) and Andrew Aydin, with art by Nate Powell (a New York Times bestseller, Eisner Award winner, and...

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Published: Aug 2013

Barbarians and the Birth of Chinese I...

Jing Liu

The third volume of the Understanding China Through Comics series, Barbarians and the Birth of Chinese Identity, tells of the founding of the Song Dynasty and its attempts to reinvigorate a flagging economy and government while defend...

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Published: Apr 2017

The Making of Modern China: The Ming ...

Jing Liu

This latest volume in the Understanding China Through Comics series tells of the stunningly productive Ming dynasty and its fall to the Manchus under the Qing, the last Chinese dynasty. Covered are Wang Yangming's School of Mind and t...

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Published: Nov 2017

See You Next Tuesday

Jane Mai

This collection of diary comics features the ennui and wee of twenty-something Jane Mai whose emotions and art traverse the high and low. Moments of visual poetry and heartbreak are interspersed by bad body hair and bathroom disasters...

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Published: Nov 2015

The Incantations of Daniel Johnston

Scott McClanahan

"[The Incantations of Daniel Johnston] captures Johnston's visions-both artistic and hallucinatory-in an intensely colorful cartoonish style and vivid recurring images: frogs, cascades of pills, volcanoes, eyeballs of many variet...

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Published: Jul 2016

My Japanese Husband Thinks I'm Crazy:...

Grace Buchele Mineta

"My Japanese Husband Thinks I'm Crazy: The Comic Book" is the autobiographical misadventures of a native Texan freelancer and her Japanese "salaryman" husband: in comic book form. From earthquakes and crowded tra...

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Published: Oct 2014

The Warren Commission Report: A Graph...

Dan Mishkin

Within days of the murder of President John F. Kennedy, Lyndon B. Johnson appointed a seven-member commission to investigate the assassination. In its report, the Warren Commission determined that there was "no credible evidence&...

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Published: Sep 2014
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