Fall books: 20 nonfiction titles you don't want to miss

9. "THE BETTER ANGELS OF OUR NATURE: Why Violence Has Declined," by Steven Pinker

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THE BETTER ANGELS OF OUR NATURE: Why Violence Has Declined, by Steven Pinker (Penguin, 832 pp.)
Noted author and Harvard University psychology professor Steven Pinker argues persuasively in his latest book that we’ve grown less bloodthirsty over the course of recorded history and that the “better angels” of mankind are in ascendancy. (October)

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