Recently in the Wall Street Journal, Christine Rosen reviewed Robert Love's book, The Great Oom: Yoga's Wild Ride to Respectability. Described as a "rollicking and well-researched history of yoga's early days in America", the book examines the life of Pierre Bernard who in the late 1800s was a 13-year old Nebraska boy that improbably got tuned into yoga. Bernard subsequently spent the rest of his life promoting it, which was not an easy task. NPR also ran a story on the book yesterday; check it out here.
The Great Oom sounds like it may be a fun read. I'm adding it to my non-fiction reading list.