“Leaving Before the Rains Come” by Alexandra Fuller shows that she belongs in the pantheon of great memoirists. ‘Tales from Both Sides of the Brain” by Michael Gazzaniga details a life in neuroscience. “Gateway to Freedom” by Eric Foner tells the hidden history of the Underground Railroad. “Hell and Good Company” by Richard Rhodes looks at the Spanish Civil War and the world it made. “The Paleo Solution” by Robb Wolf is another guide to this current trend.