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The Signal and the Noise: Why So Many Predictions Fail-but Some Don't

by Nate Silver

"Nate Silver's The Signal and the Noise is The Soul of a New Machine for the 21st century."

—Rachel Maddow, author of Drift

Nate Silver built an innovative system for predicting baseball performance, predicted...


Cooked: A Natural History of Transformation

by Michael Pollan

"Important, possibly life-altering, reading for every living, breathing human being." --Boston Globe

In Cooked, Michael Pollan explores the previously uncharted territory of his own kitchen. Here, he discovers...


Difficult Men: Behind the Scenes of a Creative Revolution: From The Sopranos and The Wire to Mad Men and Breaking Bad

by Brett Martin

A riveting and revealing look at the shows that helped cable television drama emerge as the signature art form of the twenty-first century.

In the late 1990s and early 2000s, the landscape of television began...


American Catch: The Fight for Our Local Seafood

by Paul Greenberg

"A fascinating discussion of a multifaceted issue and a passionate call to action" --Kirkus

In American Catch, award-winning author Paul Greenberg takes the same skills that won him acclaim in Four Fish to uncover...


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...


The Third Plate: Field Notes on the Future of Food

by Dan Barber

"[E]ngaging, funny and delicious... I would call this The Omnivore's Dilemma 2.0." --Chicago Tribune

At the heart of today's optimistic farm-to-table food culture is a dark secret: the local food movement has...


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 witness...


Social Physics: How Good Ideas Spread-The Lessons from a New Science

by Alex Pentland

From one of the world's leading data scientists, a landmark tour of the new science of idea flow, offering revolutionary insights into the mysteries of collective intelligence and social influence

If the Big...


The Triple Package: How Three Unlikely Traits Explain the Rise and Fall of Cultural Groups in America

by Amy Chua & Jed Rubenfeld

"That certain groups do much better in America than others-as measured by income, occupational status, test scores, and so on-is difficult to talk about. In large part this is because the topic feels racially...


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 positioning...


Command and Control: Nuclear Weapons, the Damascus Accident, and the Illusion ofSafety

by Eric Schlosser

The New Yorker

"Excellent... hair-raising... Command and Control is how nonfiction should be written." (Louis Menand)

Famed investigative journalist Eric Schlosser digs deep to uncover secrets about the management...


Floating City: A Rogue Sociologist Lost and Found in New York's Underground Economy

by Sudhir Venkatesh

"[A] fascinating X-ray of the city...Venkatesh's engrossing narrative dissects the intricacies of illegal commerce." --Publishers Weekly (STARRED review)

New York is a city of highs and lows, where wealthy elites...


The Wisdom Trail: In the Footsteps of Remarkable Women

by Janet Lieberman

More information to be announced soon on this forthcoming title from Penguin USA


The Great Degeneration: How Institutions Decay and Economies Die

by Niall Ferguson

From renowned historian Niall Ferguson, a searching and provocative examination of the widespread institutional rot that threatens our collective future

What causes rich countries to lose their way? Symptoms...