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Stories in the Stars: An Atlas of Constellations

by Susanna Hislop & Hannah Waldron

A beautifully illustrated Penguin Hardcover that invites readers to travel the night sky and discover the universe of stories in the stars

 

To those who can decipher it, the night sky is alive with gods and...


The Professor in the Cage: Why Men Fight and Why We Like to Watch

by Jonathan Gottschall

An English professor begins training in the sport of mixed martial arts and explores the science and history behind the violence of men

When a mixed martial arts (MMA) gym moves in across the street from his...


Vitamania: Our Obsessive Quest For Nutritional Perfection

by Catherine Price

"A hidden, many-faceted, and urgent story." --Booklist, *STARRED*

Most of us know nothing about vitamins. What’s more, what we think we know is harming both our personal nutrition and our national health. By...


Believer: My Forty Years in Politics

by David Axelrod

New York Times Book Review

“A stout defense--indeed, the best I have read--of the Obama years."

A New York Times Bestseller

David Axelrod has always been a believer. Whether as a young journalist investigating...


The Italians

by John Hooper

Washington Post bestseller

Los Angeles Times bestseller

A vivid and surprising portrait of the Italian people from an admired foreign correspondent

How did a nation that spawned the Renaissance also produce the...


The Fierce Urgency of Now: Lyndon Johnson, Congress, and the Battle for the Great Society

by Julian E Zelizer

A majestic big-picture account of the Great Society and the forces that shaped it, from Lyndon Johnson and members of Congress to the civil rights movement and the media

Between November 1963, when he became president,...


Knife Fights: A Memoir of Modern War in Theory and Practice

by John A Nagl

From one of the most important army officers of his generation, a memoir of the revolution in warfare he helped lead, in combat and in Washington

When John Nagl was an army tank commander in the first Gulf War...


Worthy Fights: A Memoir of Leadership in War and Peace

by Leon Panetta & Jim Newton

The New York Times–bestselling autobiography of a legendary political and military leader

 

It could be said that Leon Panetta has had two of the most consequential careers of any American public servant...


The Case Against the Supreme Court

by Erwin Chemerinsky

A preeminent constitutional scholar offers a hard-hitting analysis of the Supreme Court over the last two hundred years

Most Americans share the perception that the Supreme Court is objective, but Erwin Chemerinsky,...


World Order

by Henry Kissinger

“Dazzling and instructive . . . [a] magisterial new book.” —Walter Isaacson, Time

 

Henry Kissinger offers in World Order a deep meditation on the roots of international harmony and global disorder. Drawing...


The Nixon Defense: What He Knew and When He Knew It

by John W. Dean

Based on Nixon’s overlooked recordings, New York Times bestselling author John W. Dean connects the dots between what we’ve come to believe about Watergate and what actually happened

 

Watergate forever changed...


American Catch: The Fight for Our Local Seafood

by Paul Greenberg

INVESTIGATIVE REPORTERS & EDITORS Book Award, Finalist 2014

"Greenberg’s breezy, engaging style weaves history, politics, environmental policy, and marine biology." --New Yorker

In American Catch, award-winning...


Virtual Unreality: Just Because the Internet Told You, How Do You Know It's True?

by Charles Seife

The bestselling author of Proofiness and Zero explains how to separate fact from fantasy in the digital world

 

Digital information is a powerful tool that spreads unbelievably rapidly, infects all corners of...


The Third Plate: Field Notes on the Future of Food

by Dan Barber

“Not since Michael Pollan has such a powerful storyteller emerged to reform American food.” —The Washington Post

Today’s optimistic farm-to-table food culture has a dark secret: the local food movement...


The Fourth Revolution: The Global Race to Reinvent the State

by John Micklethwait & Adrian Wooldridge

From the bestselling authors of The Right Nation, a visionary argument that our current crisis in government is nothing less than the fourth radical transition in the history of the nation-state

Dysfunctional...


Capital: The Eruption of Delhi

by Rana Dasgupta

In Capital, Commonwealth Prize–winning author Rana Dasgupta examines one of the great trends of our time: the expansion of the global elite.  Capital is an intimate portrait of the city of Delhi which bears...


Forcing the Spring: Inside the Fight for Marriage Equality

by Jo Becker

A New York Times Notable Book of the Year

A Washington Post Best Book of the Year (Nonfiction)

A Kirkus Best Book of the Year

[A] riveting legal drama, a snapshot in time, when the gay rights movement altered...


Train: Riding the Rails That Created the Modern World-from the Trans-Siberian to the Southwest Chief

by Tom Zoellner

An epic and revelatory narrative of the most important transportation technology of the modern world

In his wide-ranging and entertaining new book, Tom Zoellner—coauthor of the New York Times–bestselling...


Diaries of an Unfinished Revolution: Voices from Tunis to Damascus

by Robin Moger, Layla Al-Zubaidi & Matthew Cassel

An English PEN Award–winning collection of personal testimony from participants in the Arab Spring

 

As revolution swept through the Arab world in spring of 2011, much of the writing that reached the West came...


Double Down: Game Change 2012

by Mark Halperin & John Heilemann

Michiko Kakutani, The New York Times:

"Those hungry for political news will read Double Down for the scooplets and insidery glimpses it serves up about the two campaigns, and the clues it offers about the...