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Hardcore History

by Dan Carlin Harper (October 22, 2019)

A journey back in time that explores what happened—and what could have happened—from creator of the wildly-popular podcast Hardcore History and 2019 winner of the iHeartRadio Best History Podcast Award.

Dan...


If You Lived Here, You’d Be Home Now

On Democracy

by E. B. White & Jon Meacham Harper (May 07, 2019)

A New York Times Book Review New & Noteworthy Title

"For democracy’s weary champions, White’s time-tested prose is a shot of adrenaline," (Madeleine Albright) in this collection of essays and letters from...


Sea People

by Christina Thompson Harper (March 12, 2019)

A blend of Jared Diamond’s Guns, Germs, and Steel and Simon Winchester’s Pacific, a thrilling intellectual detective story that looks deep into the past to uncover who first settled the islands of the remote...


The Shadow War

by Jim Sciutto Harper (May 14, 2019)

Are we losing a war few of us realize we’re fighting?

Jim Sciutto, CNN’s Chief National Security Correspondent, reveals the invisible fronts that make up 21st century warfare, from disinformation campaigns...


All the Rage

by Darcy Lockman Harper (May 07, 2019)

Why do men do so little at home? Why do women do so much? Why don't our egalitarian values match our lived experiences?

Journalist-turned-psychologist Darcy Lockman offers a clear-eyed look at the most pernicious...


The Future of Capitalism

by Paul Collier Harper (December 04, 2018)

Bill Gates's Five Books for Summer Reading 2019

From world-renowned economist Paul Collier, a candid diagnosis of the failures of capitalism and a pragmatic and realistic vision for how we can repair it.

Deep...


Confirmation Bias

by Carl Hulse Harper (June 11, 2019)

The Chief Washington Correspondent for the New York Times presents a richly detailed, news-breaking, and conversation-changing look at the unprecedented political fight to fill the Supreme Court seat made vacant...


Chasing Hillary

by Amy Chozick Harper (April 24, 2018)

For a decade, award-winning New York Times journalist Amy Chozick chronicled Hillary Clinton’s pursuit of the presidency. Chozick’s front-row seat, initially covering Clinton’s imploding 2008 campaign,...


1968

by Richard Vinen Harper (July 03, 2018)

A major new history of one of the seminal years in the postwar world, when rebellion and disaffection broke out on an extraordinary scale.

The year 1968 saw an extraordinary range of protests across much of the...


Alienated America

by Timothy P. Carney Harper (February 19, 2019)

Now a Washington Post bestseller.

Respected conservative journalist and commentator Timothy P. Carney continues the conversation begun with Hillbilly Elegy and the classic Bowling Alone in this hard-hitting...


Fascism: A Warning

by Madeleine Albright Harper (April 10, 2018)

#1 New York Times Bestseller

Best Books of 2018 --The Economist

A personal and urgent examination of Fascism in the twentieth century and how its legacy shapes today’s world, written by one of America’s most...


Secret Empires

by Peter Schweizer Harper (March 20, 2018)

From the New York Times bestselling author of Clinton Cash comes an explosive new political expose!


The Making of a Dream

by Laura Wides-Munoz Harper (January 30, 2018)

A journalist chronicles the next chapter in civil rights—the story of a movement and a nation, witnessed through the poignant and inspiring experiences of five young undocumented activists who are transforming...


In the Enemy's House

by Howard Blum Harper (February 20, 2018)

The New York Times bestselling author of Dark Invasion and The Last Goodnight once again illuminates the lives of little-known individuals who played a significant role in America’s history as he chronicles...


The Girl From Kathmandu

by Cam Simpson Harper (April 17, 2018)

New York Times Book Review Editor's Choice

The shocking story of the massacre of a group of Nepalese men working as Defense contractors for the United States Government during the Iraq War, and the widow who...


High-Risers

by Ben Austen Harper (February 13, 2018)

Joining the ranks of Evicted, The Warmth of Other Sons, and classic works of literary non-fiction by Alex Kotlowitz and J. Anthony Lukas, High-Risers braids personal narratives, city politics, and national history...


The Last Republicans

by Mark K. Updegrove Harper (November 14, 2017)

A groundbreaking look at the lives of George H. W. Bush and George W. Bush, the most consequential father-son pair in American history, often in their own words.

In this endearing, illuminating work, presidential...


Sapiens and Homo Deus: The E-book Collection

by Yuval Noah Harari Harper (February 21, 2017)

Discover humanity’s past and its future in this in this special e-book collection featuring Sapiens—a reading pick of President Barack Obama, Bill Gates, and Mark Zuckerberg—and its acclaimed companion...


Unwanted Advances

by Laura Kipnis Harper (April 04, 2017)

A Wall Street Journal Best Book of 2017

From a highly regarded feminist cultural critic and professor comes a polemic arguing that the stifling sense of sexual danger sweeping American campuses doesn’t empower...


Beauty Sick

by Renee Engeln, PhD Harper (April 18, 2017)

An award-winning Northwestern University psychology professor reveals how the cultural obsession with women's appearance is an epidemic that harms women's ability to get ahead and to live happy, meaningful...


Welcome to Your World

by Sarah Williams Goldhagen Harper (April 11, 2017)

One of the nation’s chief architecture critics reveals how the environments we build profoundly shape our feelings, memories, and well-being, and argues that we must harness this knowledge to construct a world...


Homo Deus

by Yuval Noah Harari Harper (February 21, 2017)

Official U.S. edition with full color illustrations throughout.

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

Yuval Noah Harari, author of the critically-acclaimed New York Times bestseller and international phenomenon Sapiens,...


Duck Season

by David McAninch Harper (March 07, 2017)

A delicious memoir about the eight months food writer David McAninch spent in Gascony—a deeply rural region of France virtually untouched by mass tourism—meeting extraordinary characters and eating the best...


A Square Meal

by Andrew Coe & Jane Ziegelman Harper (August 16, 2016)

James Beard Foundation Book Award Winner

From the author of the acclaimed 97 Orchard and her husband, a culinary historian, an in-depth exploration of the greatest food crisis the nation has ever faced—the...


Door to Door

by Edward Humes Harper (April 12, 2016)

The Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and author of Garbology explores the hidden and costly wonders of our buy-it-now, get-it-today world of transportation, revealing the surprising truths, mounting challenges,...


Dream Cities

by Wade Graham Harper (January 26, 2016)

From the acclaimed landscape designer, historian and author of American Eden, a lively, unique, and accessible cultural history of modern cities—from suburbs, downtown districts, and exurban sprawl, to shopping...


The Right to Try

by Darcy Olsen Harper (November 10, 2015)

Why should you need the government’s permission to save your own life?

Jenn McNary’s two sons, Max and Austin, were diagnosed with Duchenne muscular dystrophy—a fatal disorder that leads to muscle degeneration...


The Way of the Gun

by Iain Overton Harper (March 22, 2016)

In this compelling and revelatory book, an investigative journalist explores the lifecycle of the gun—following those who make firearms, sell them, use them, and die by them—with a special emphasis on the...


The Other Serious

by Christy Wampole Harper (July 07, 2015)

An original collection of incandescent cultural criticism, both experimental and personal, full of pragmatic advice for how to live a considered, joyful existence in our era of screen living and hipster irony,...


Crimes Against Women

by The Staff of the Wall Street Journal Harper (June 04, 2013)

As 2012 came to a close, news of the gang rape of a young woman in India’s capital generated headlines around the world. Her assault on a moving bus with a metal rod, and her death two weeks later from her...


The Honest Truth About Dishonesty

by Dr. Dan Ariely Harper (June 18, 2013)

The New York Times bestselling author of Predictably Irrational and The Upside of Irrationality returns with thought-provoking work to challenge our preconceptions about dishonesty and urge us to take an honest...


The Chain

by Ted Genoways Harper (October 14, 2014)

A harrowing investigation of the tortuous path our food products take—from slaughter to Spam

On the production line in American packing-houses, there is one cardinal rule: the chain never slows. Under pressure...


Victory: The Triumphant Gay Revolution

by Linda Hirshman Harper (June 05, 2012)

In the vein of Taylor Branch’s classic Parting of the Waters, Supreme Court lawyer and political pundit Linda Hirshman delivers the enthralling, groundbreaking story of the gay rights movement, revealing how...


Very Recent History

by Choire Sicha Harper (August 06, 2013)

Very Recent History by Choire Sicha is an idiosyncratic and elegant narrative that follows a handful of young men in New York City as they navigate the ruins of money and power—in search of love and connection....


The United States of Paranoia

by Jesse Walker Harper (August 20, 2013)

Jesse Walker’s The United States of Paranoia presents a comprehensive history of conspiracy theories in American culture and politics, from the colonial era to the War on Terror.

The fear of intrigue and subversion...


Lives in Ruins

by Marilyn Johnson Harper (November 11, 2014)

The author of The Dead Beat and This Book is Overdue! turns her piercing eye and charming wit to the real-life avatars of Indiana Jones—the archaeologists who sort through the muck and mire of swamps, ancient...


Shelter for the Spirit

by Victoria Moran Harper (May 21, 2013)

Even though Americans spend thousands on furniture, appliances and interior decoration, many of our homes have become little more than drop-off zones where we collapse after work, glued to the TV while gulping...


Our Kind of People: A Continent's Challenge, A Country's Hope

by Uzodinma Iweala Harper (July 10, 2012)

In 2005, Uzodinma Iweala stunned readers and critics alike with Beasts of No Nation, his debut novel about child soldiers in West Africa. Now his return to his native continent has produced Our Kind of People...


The Long Way Back

by Chris Alexander Harper (November 08, 2011)

Christopher Alexander, Canadian’s former ambassador to Afghanistan, offers an inside look at Afghanistan recent history, and delivers a blueprint for transforming the troubled country into a viable nation....


Busted

by Wendy Ruderman & Barbara Laker Harper (March 11, 2014)

In the vein of Erin Brockovich, The Departed, and T. J. English's Savage City comes Busted, the shocking true story of the biggest police corruption scandal in Philadelphia history, a tale of drugs, power, and...


Covenant of Liberty: The Ideological Origins of the Tea Party Movement

by Michael Patrick Leahy Harper (March 20, 2012)

Today's Tea Party activists are motivated by the same ideological desires as our nation's Founding Fathers, argues Michael Patrick Leahy in this illuminating work of political history.

Today's political class—in...


Tick... Tick... Tick...

by David Blum Harper (August 07, 2012)

An insider's view of the most successful show in the history of TV, 60 Minutes.

The most popular TV show in America isn't American Idol, and it's not Survivor. Month in, month out, the most–watched program...


The Season

by Ronald Kessler Harper (December 28, 2010)

Palm Beach is known around the world as the most wealthy, glamorous, opulent, decadent, self-indulgent, sinful spot on earth. With their beautiful 3.75 square-island constantly in the media glare, Palm Beachers...


Spoiled Rotten

by Jay Cost Harper (May 15, 2012)

A popular columnist for The Weekly Standard, conservative journalist Jay Cost now offers a lively, candid, diligently researched revisionist history of the Democratic Party. In Spoiled Rotten, Cost reveals that...


Reconstruction: America's Unfinished Revolution, 1863-1877

by Eric Foner Harper (December 13, 2011)

Newly Reissued with a New Introduction: From the "preeminent historian of Reconstruction" (New York Times Book Review), a newly updated edition of the prize-winning classic work on the post-Civil War period...


Politics

by Adam Thirlwell Harper (October 13, 2009)

Politics is about: a) a threesome; b) politics

Moshe loves Nana. But love can be difficult -- especially if you want to be kind. And Moshe and Nana want to be kind to someone else.

They want to be kind to their...


The Dancing Girls of Lahore

by Louise Brown Harper (October 13, 2009)

The dancing girls of Lahore inhabit the Diamond Market in the shadow of a great mosque. The twenty-first century goes on outside the walls of this ancient quarter but scarcely registers within. Though their...


Her Story

by Charlotte S. Waisman & Jill S. Tietjen Harper (January 02, 2013)

Most people have heard of Susan B. Anthony, Harriet Tubman, Margaret Sanger, and Eleanor Roosevelt. But did you know that a female microbiologist discovered the bacterium responsible for undulant fever, which...