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The Murder Room: The Heirs of Sherlock Holmes Gather to Solve the World's Most Perplexing Cold Ca ses

by Michael Capuzzo

Thrilling, true tales from the Vidocq Society, a team of the world's finest forensic investigators whose monthly gourmet lunches lead to justice in ice-cold murders

Three of the greatest detectives in the...


The Magic Room: A Story About the Love We Wish for Our Daughters

by Jeffrey Zaslow

The New York Times bestselling journalist and author of The Girls from Ames, Jeffrey Zaslow, takes us to a multi- generational family owned small-town bridal shop to explore the emotional lives of women in the...


Not Fade Away: A Memoir of Senses Lost and Found

by Rebecca Alexander & Sascha Alper

Even a darkening world can be brilliantly lit from within.

Born with a rare genetic mutation called Usher Syndrome type III, Rebecca Alexander has been simultaneously losing both her sight and hearing since she...


Caffeinated: How Our Daily Habit Helps, Hurts, and Hooks Us

by Murray Carpenter

“You’ll never think the same way about your morning cup of coffee.” —Mark McClusky, editor in chief of Wired.com and author of Faster, Higher, Stronger

 

Journalist Murray Carpenter has been under the...


Children of Jihad: A Young American's Travels Among the Youth of the Middle East

by Jared Cohen

Defying foreign government orders and interviewing terrorists face to face, a young American tours hostile lands to learn about Middle Eastern youth? and uncovers a subculture that defies every stereotype.

In...


Winning the Race: Beyond the Crisis in Black America

by John McWhorter

In his first major book on the state of black America since the New York Times bestseller Losing the Race, John McWhorter argues that a renewed commitment to achievement and integration is the only cure for...


The Physics of Superheroes

by James Kakalios

James Kakalios explores the scientific plausibility of the powers and feats of the most famous superheroes — and discovers that in many cases the comic writers got their science surprisingly right. Along the...


Authentically Black

by John McWhorter

The critically acclaimed book from the bestselling author of Losing the Race and The Power of Babel

John McWhorter is one of the most original and provocative thinkers on the issue of race in America today. In...


The Physics of Superheroes: Spectacular Second Edition

by James Kakalios

A complete update to the hit book on the real physics at work in comic books, featuring more heroes, more villains, and more science 

Since 2001, James Kakalios has taught "Everything I Needed to Know About...


Clark Howard's Living Large for the Long Haul: Consumer-Tested Ways to Overhaul Your Finances, Increase Your Savings, and Get Your Life Back on Track

by Clark Howard, Mark Meltzer & Theo Thimou

The follow-up to Clark Howard's #1 New York Times bestseller, Living Large in Lean Times, offers no-nonsense financial tips for achieving lifelong prosperity

Americans from all walks of life are still feeling...


All about the Beat: Why Hip-Hop Can't Save Black America

by John McWhorter

The bestselling commentator, hailed for his frank and fearless arguments on race, imparts a scathing look at the hypocrisy of hip-hop—and why its popularity proves that black America must overhaul its politics....


Let Them In: The Case for Open Borders

by Jason L. Riley

A conservative columnist makes an eye-opening case for why immigration improves the lives of Americans and is important for the future of the country

Separating fact from myth in today’s heated immigration...


Still Doing It: The Intimate Lives of Women over Sixty

by Deirdre Fishel

"An informed, honest, joyous book. Younger women may well envy us." -Suzanne Braun Levine, author of Inventing the Rest of Our Lives and

"Sex, love, and life can grow even richer as we grow older, and the stereotype-busting...


The Numbers Game: The Commonsense Guide to Understanding Numbers in the News,in Politics, and in Life

by Michael Blastland

The Strunk and White of statistics team up to help the average person navigate the numbers in the news

Drawing on their hugely popular BBC Radio 4 show More or Less, journalist Michael Blastland and internationally...


The World Is Fat: The Fads, Trends, Policies, and Products That Are Fatteningthe Human Race

by Barry Popkin

A compelling look at the global trends that have led to today's obesity crisis

The planet's 1.6 billion overweight people by far outnumber the 700 million who are undernourished. This figure would have seemed...


Jet Age: The Comet, the 707, and the Race to Shrink the World

by Sam Howe Verhovek

The captivating story of the titans, engineers, and pilots who raced to design a safe and lucrative passenger jet.

In Jet Age, journalist Sam Howe Verhovek explores the advent of the first generation of jet...


Garbology: Our Dirty Love Affair with Trash

by Edward Humes

A Pulitzer Prize–winning journalist takes readers on a surprising tour of the world of garbage.

Take a journey inside the secret world of our biggest export, our most prodigious product, and our greatest legacy:...


The Mama's Boy Myth: Why Keeping Our Sons Close Makes Them Stronger

by Kate Stone Lombardi

A New York Times contributor offers a radical reexamination of a hot-button issue of the mother and son relationship and advocates the end of the "mama's boy" taboo.

New York Times contributor Kate Stone Lombardi...


America's Great Railroad Stations

by Roger Straus III & Hugh Van Dusen

An evocative and stunning photographic tribute to America's railroad stations.

For much of the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, the railroad station or depot was the communal hub of every American town...


The Farm on the Roof: What Brooklyn Grange Taught Us About Entrepreneurship, Community, and Growing a Sustainable Business

by Anastasia Cole Plakias

The founders of Brooklyn Grange, the world’s largest green rooftop farm, share their inspirational story of changing the world through entrepreneurship.

 

In their effort to build the world’s first and...