The Year in Books: 15 Nonfiction Books from 2016 to Bolster the Resistance

Some of the best nonfiction of 2016, to help us navigate what's to come.

how-to-survive

How to Survive a Plague: The Inside Story of How Citizens and Science Tamed AIDS, David France

“If you want to know how to resist in the next four years, find someone who was with ACT UP,” a friend of mine said after the election. Indeed, in the heyday of the AIDS epidemic the uncompromising, bold activists of ACT UP kept fighting while their friends were dying, making strides despite a government that laughed at their fate. This book looks at how they, and science, turned the tide.