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A Rage for Order

by Robert F. Worth

In 2011, a wave of revolution spread through the Middle East as protesters demanded an end to tyranny, corruption, and economic decay. From Egypt to Yemen, a generation of young Arabs insisted on a new ethos...


The Devil's Diary

by Robert K. Wittman & David Kinney

A groundbreaking World War II narrative wrapped in a riveting detective story, The Devil’s Diary investigates the disappearance of a private diary penned by one of Adolf Hitler’s top aides—Alfred Rosenberg,...


And Then All Hell Broke Loose: Two Decades in the Middle East

by Richard Engel

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

“Gripping reading...an astute, fast-paced overview...[Engel] gives us sharp, unnerving snapshots.” —Michiko Kakutani, The New York Times

Based on two decades of reporting, NBC’s...


Their Promised Land: My Grandparents in Love and War

by Ian Buruma

A family history of surpassing beauty and power: Ian Buruma’s account of his grandparents’ enduring love through the terror and separation of two world wars

During the almost six years England was at war...


The Invitation-Only Zone

by Robert S. Boynton

For decades, North Korea denied any part in the disappearance of dozens of Japanese citizens from Japan’s coastal towns and cities in the late 1970s. But in 2002, with his country on the brink of collapse,...


Zinky Boys: Soviet Voices from the Afghanistan War

by Svetlana Alexievich

Winner of the Nobel Prize: “For her polyphonic writings, a monument to suffering and courage in our time.” —Swedish Academy, Nobel Prize citation From 1979 to 1989 a million Soviet troops engaged in a...


The Devil's Chessboard

by David Talbot

An explosive, headline-making portrait of Allen Dulles, the man who transformed the CIA into the most powerful—and secretive—colossus in Washington, from the founder of Salon.com and author of the New York...


The New Tsar: The Rise and Reign of Vladimir Putin

by Steven Lee Myers

“A riveting, immensely detailed biography of Putin that explains in full-bodied, almost Shakespearian fashion why he acts the way he does.” –Robert D. Kaplan

 

The New Tsar is the book to read if you...


Black Earth: The Holocaust as History and Warning

by Timothy Snyder

A brilliant, haunting, and profoundly original portrait of the defining tragedy of our time.

     In this epic history of extermination and survival, Timothy Snyder presents a new explanation of the great...


Paradise of the Pacific

by Susanna Moore

The dramatic history of America's tropical paradise

The history of Hawaii may be said to be the story of arrivals—from the eruption of volcanoes on the ocean floor 18,000 feet below, the first hardy seeds that...


Nagasaki: Life After Nuclear War

by Susan Southard

Washington Post Best Book of the Year 

An Economist Best Book of the Year

“A poignant and complex picture of the second atomic bomb’s enduring physical and psychological tolls. Eyewitness accounts are...


Circling the Square

by Wendell Steavenson

What happened to the promise of Tahrir Square and the Arab Spring?

On January 25, 2011, the world was watching Cairo. Egyptians of every stripe came together in Tahrir Square to protest Hosni Mubarak's three...


Men of War: The American Soldier in Combat at Bunker Hill, Gettysburg, and Iwo Jima

by Alexander Rose

In the grand tradition of John Keegan’s enduring classic The Face of Battle comes a searing, unforgettable chronicle of war through the eyes of the American soldiers who fought in three of our most iconic...


The Great Fire

by Lou Ureneck

The harrowing story of a Methodist Minister and a principled American naval officer who helped rescue more than 250,000 refugees during the genocide of Armenian and Greek Christians—a tale of bravery, morality,...


Romantic Outlaws: The Extraordinary Lives of Mary Wollstonecraft and Her Daughter Mary Shelley

National Book Critics Circle Award for Biography 2015

by Charlotte Gordon

NATIONAL BOOK CRITICS CIRCLE AWARD WINNER • NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY THE SEATTLE TIMES

This groundbreaking dual biography brings to life a pioneering English feminist and the daughter she...


Operation Nemesis: The Assassination Plot that Avenged the Armenian Genocide

by Eric Bogosian

A masterful account of the assassins who hunted down the perpetrators of the Armenian Genocide

In 1921, a tightly knit band of killers set out to avenge the deaths of almost one million victims of the Armenian...


Days of Rage: America's Radical Underground, the FBI, and the Forgotten Age of Revolutionary Violence

by Bryan Burrough

From the bestselling author of Public Enemies and The Big Rich, an explosive account of the decade-long battle between the FBI and the homegrown revolutionary movements of the 1970s

The Weathermen. The Symbionese...


Ravensbruck: Life and Death in Hitler's Concentration Camp for Women

by Sarah Helm

A masterly and moving account of the most horrific hidden atrocity of World War II: Ravensbrück, the only Nazi concentration camp built for women

 

On a sunny morning in May 1939 a phalanx of 867 women—housewives,...


The Age of Acquiescence: The Life and Death of American Resistance to Organized Wealth and Power

by Steve Fraser

A groundbreaking investigation of how and why, from the 18th century to the present day, American resistance to our ruling elites has vanished.

From the American Revolution through the Civil Rights movement,...


The End of Apartheid

by Robin Renwick

In 2 February 1990, FW de Klerk made a speech that changed the history of South Africa. Nine days later, the world watched as Nelson Mandela walked free from the Viktor Verster prison. In the midst of these...