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Thoughts Without A Thinker: Psychotherapy from a Buddhist Perspective

by Mark Epstein

The line between psychology and spirituality has blurred, as clinicians, their patients, and religious seekers explore new perspectives on the self. A landmark contribution to the field of psychoanalysis, Thoughts...

Kinds Of Minds: Toward An Understanding Of Consciousness

by Danile C. Dennett

Blending ideas from philosophy, artificial intelligence, and neurobiology, Daniel C. Dennett explains how, by figuring out how our minds work, we can learn more about ourselves and others. In his provocative...

The Drama of the Gifted Child: The Search for the True Self, Third Edition

by Alice Miller

Why are many of the most successful people plagued by feelings of emptiness and alienation? This wise and profound book has provided thousands of readers with an answer—and has helped them to apply it

Osman's Dream: The History of the Ottoman Empire

by Caroline Finkel

The complete history of the Ottoman empire, written for the general reader

Alone Together: Why We Expect More from Technology and Less from Each Other

by Sherry Turkle

A wake-up call from a cyber-expert: our use of technology is fueling disturbing levels of isolation, leaving us incapable of distinguishing between true human connection and digital communication

Letters to a Young Contrarian

by Hitchens Christopher

In the book that he was born to write, provocateur and best-selling author Christopher Hitchens inspires future generations of radicals, gadflies, mavericks, rebels, angry young (wo)men, and dissidents. Who...

Endurance: Shackleton's Incredible Voyage

by Alfred Lansing

The astonishing saga of polar explorer Ernest Shackleton's survival for over a year on the ice-bound Antarctic seas, as Time magazine put it, "defined heroism." Alfred Lansing's scrupulously researched and brilliantly...

The Tyranny of Experts: Economists, Dictators, and the Forgotten Rights of the Poor

by William Easterly

Over the last century, global poverty has largely been viewed as a technical problem that merely requires the right “expert” solutions. Yet all too often, experts recommend solutions that fix immediate problems...

Crossfire: The Plot That Killed Kennedy


What really happened in Dallas on November 22, 1963? Was the assassination of John F. Kennedy simply the work of a warped, solitary young man, or was something more nefarious afoot? Pulling together a wealth...

Bloodlands: Europe Between Hitler and Stalin

by Timothy Snyder

A prize-winning historian recasts the history of modern Europe around its central catastrophe: the fourteen million people killed by totalitarian regimes in the lands between Hitler and Stalin

The 10,000 Year Explosion: How Civilization Accelerated Human Evolution

by Gregory Cochran & Henry Harpending

Resistance to malaria. Blue eyes. Lactose tolerance. What do all of these traits have in common? Every one of them has emerged in the last 10,000 years. Scientists have long believed that the “great leap...

The Shape of Inner Space: String Theory and the Geometry of the Universe's Hidden Dimensions

by Shing-Tung Yau

The leading mind behind the mathematics of string theory discusses how geometry explains the universe we see


by A.N. Wilson

From eminent biographer A.N. Wilson, an incisive, penetrating portrait of Adolf Hitler.

The Devil's Delusion: Atheism and its Scientific Pretensions

by David Berlinski

Militant atheism is on the rise. In recent years Richard Dawkins, Sam Harris, Daniel Dennett, and Christopher Hitchens have produced a steady stream of best-selling books denigrating religious belief. These...

The Good War: Why We Couldn't Win the War or the Peace in Afghanistan

by Jack Fairweather

In the earliest years of the war in Afghanistan, after the Taliban fell to an American-led coalition, the fight there appeared to be a triumph—a “good war” in comparison to the debacle in Iraq. Now, thirteen...

The Science of Evil: On Empathy and the Origins of Cruelty

by Simon Baron-Cohen

A pathbreaking autism researcher explores why some people lack empathy and what that absence means for our psychological understanding of evil.

The Last Empire: The Final Days of the Soviet Union

by Serhii Plokhy

On Christmas Day, 1991, President George H. W. Bush addressed the nation to declare an American victory in the Cold War: earlier that day Mikhail Gorbachev had resigned as the first and last Soviet president....

July 1914: Countdown to War

by Sean McMeekin

When a Serbian-backed assassin gunned down Archduke Franz Ferdinand in late June 1914, the world seemed unmoved. Even Ferdinand’s own uncle, Franz Josef I, was notably ambivalent about the death of the Hapsburg...

The King of Infinite Space: Euclid and His Elements

by David Berlinski

Geometry defines the world around us, helping us make sense of everything from architecture to military science to fashion. And for over two thousand years, geometry has been equated with Euclid’s Elements...

The Folly of Fools: The Logic of Deceit and Self-Deception in Human Life

by Robert Trivers

A New York Times Notable Book of 2012

Whether it’s in a cockpit at takeoff or the planning of an offensive war, a romantic relationship or a dispute at the office, there are many opportunities to lie and self-deceive—but...