- Cannibal Island: Death in a Siberian Gulag by Nicholas Werth. Rather grim subject matter, yes, but a well reviewed title focusing on one particular episode of the Siberian camps...
- Box Boats: How Container Shipping Changed the World, by Brian Cudahy. One of those books that illuminates the story of something seemingly mundane, but absolutely transformational in its own way.
- Penicillin: Triumph and Tragedy, by Robert Bud. A scientific history of the discovery and establishment of this famed "wonder" drug.
Hurry, or they may be checked out before you get here :-)