I'm hoping the Bryson doesn't win, as it's the only one I've read. Anything else, please! I put a hold on spec on River of Doubt at the Boston Public Library and my turn's come up already, so I might read that in any case; I liked although I didn't love Millard's book about Garfield.
All of that said, my strong preference is for one of the books I voted for; I'm indifferent among them. They're in contention; let's go, Beijing/Antique Land/Tibet!