Hopefully those who find history boring can find something interesting in this list.
Battle Cry of Freedom
Considered the best single-volume history of the Civil War. If you consider 924 pages just a single volume.
The Company Town
New book about America's "company towns." The author says they only come in two forms: utopian and satanic.
An Entirely Synthetic Fish
Did surprisingly well as a Round 3 nomination (losing out to Mark Twain bio).
The story of Louisa May Alcott and her father. Won a pulitzer in '08. I nominated because I'm about to have a daughter.
David McCullough won a pulitzer for this biography of Harry Truman.
Under a Wild Sky
A "highly readable" biography of John James Audobon.