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The Vision of the Anointed

by Thomas Sowell & Tom Weiner Basic Books (September 22, 2020)

Thomas Sowell's provocative critique of liberalism's failures

The Vision of the Anointed is a devastating critique of the mind-set behind the failed social policies of the past thirty years. Thomas Sowell sees...


Race And Culture

by Thomas Sowell & Tom Weiner Basic Books (September 22, 2020)

Encompassing more than a decade of research around the globe, this book shows that cultural capital has far more impact than politics, prejudice, or genetics on the social and economic fates of minorities, nations,...


Every Life Is on Fire

by Jeremy England Basic Books (September 15, 2020)

A preeminent physicist unveils a field-defining theory of the origins and purpose of life

Why are we alive? Most things in the universe aren't. And everything that is alive traces back to things that, puzzlingly,...


The Habsburgs

by Martyn Rady Basic Books (August 25, 2020)

The definitive history of the dynasty that dominated Europe for centuries

In The Habsburgs, Martyn Rady tells the epic story of a dynasty and the world they built -- and then lost -- over nearly a millennium....


Girls on the Edge

by Léonard Sax Basic Books (August 25, 2020)

A parenting expert reveals the four biggest threats to girls' psychological growth and explains how parents can help their daughters develop a healthy sense of self.

In Girls on the Edge, psychologist and physician...


x + y

by Eugenia Cheng Basic Books (August 25, 2020)

A brilliant mathematician examines the complexity of gender and society and forges a path out of inequality.

Why are men in charge? After years in the male-dominated field of mathematics and in the female-dominated...


Lying in State

by Eric Alterman Basic Books (August 11, 2020)

This definitive history of presidential lying reveals how our standards for truthfulness have eroded -- and why Trump's lies are especially dangerous.

If there's one thing we know about Donald Trump, it's that...


Charter Schools and Their Enemies

by Thomas Sowell Basic Books (June 30, 2020)

A leading conservative intellectual defends charter schools against the teachers' unions, politicians, and liberal educators who threaten to dismantle their success.

The black-white educational achievement gap--so...


Sexing the Body

by Anne Fausto-Sterling & Carol Monda Basic Books (June 30, 2020)

Now updated with groundbreaking research, this award-winning classic examines the construction of sexual identity in biology, society, and history.

Why do some people prefer heterosexual love while others fancy...


No Man's Land

by Wendy Moore & Suzanne Toren Basic Books (April 28, 2020)

The "absorbing and powerful" (Wall Street Journal) story of two pioneering suffragette doctors who shattered social expectations and transformed modern medicine during World War I

A month after war broke out...


The Broken Heart of America

by Walter Johnson & Jamie Renell Basic Books (April 14, 2020)

A searing portrait of the racial dynamics that lie inescapably at the heart of our nation, told through the turbulent history of the city of St. Louis.

From Lewis and Clark's 1804 expedition to the 2014 uprising...


The Sum of the People

by Andrew Whitby & David Piggott Basic Books (March 31, 2020)

This fascinating three-thousand-year history of the census traces the making of the modern survey and explores its political power in the age of big data and surveillance.

In April 2020, the United States will...


The Sword and the Shield

by Peniel E. Joseph & Zeno Robinson Basic Books (March 31, 2020)

This dual biography of Malcolm X and Martin Luther King upends longstanding preconceptions to transform our understanding of the twentieth century's most iconic African American leaders.

To most Americans, Malcolm...


War Fever

by Randy Roberts, Johnny Smith & Craig A. Hart Basic Books (March 24, 2020)

A vivid portrait of Boston in the throes of World War I, and three men whose lives were forever changed by it

In the fall of 1918, a fever gripped Boston. The streets emptied as paranoia about the deadly Spanish...


Island Stories

by David Reynolds & Philip Stevens Basic Books (March 24, 2020)

This history of Britain set in a global context for our times offers a new perspective on how the rise and fall of an empire shaped modern European politics.

When the British voted to leave the European Union...


Hitler's First Hundred Days

by Peter Fritzsche & Jim Seybert Basic Books (March 17, 2020)

The breathtaking rise of Hitler in 1933 -- and the making of the Nazis

Amid the ravages of economic depression, Germans in the early 1930s were pulled to political extremes both left and right. Then, in the spring...


EMDR

by Francine Shapiro, PhD, Margot Silk Forrest & Jennywren Walker Basic Books (March 10, 2020)

When EMDR was first published in 1997, it was hailed as the most important method to emerge in psychotherapy in decades. In the twenty years since, Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) therapy...


We Know It When We See It

by Richard Masland & Matt Kugler Basic Books (March 10, 2020)

A Harvard researcher investigates the human eye in this insightful account of what vision reveals about intelligence, learning, and the greatest mysteries of neuroscience.

Spotting a face in a crowd is so easy,...


The Dance of Life

by Magdalena Zernicka-Goetz, Roger Highfield & Shaina Summerville Basic Books (February 25, 2020)

A renowned biologist's cutting-edge and unconventional examination of human reproduction and embryo research

Scientists have long struggled to make pregnancy easier, safer, and more successful. In The Dance...


The Fortress

by Alexander Watson & James Edward Thomas Basic Books (February 25, 2020)

A prizewinning historian tells the dramatic story of the siege that changed the course of the First World War

In September 1914, just a month into World War I, the Russian army laid siege to the fortress city...


How to Teach Relativity to Your Dog

by Chad Orzel, Cassandra Morris & Will Collyer Basic Books (February 11, 2020)

They say you can't teach an old dog new tricks. But what about relativity?

Physics professor Chad Orzel and his inquisitive canine companion, Emmy, tackle the concepts of general relativity in this irresistible...


Illegal

by Elizabeth F. Cohen & Ginger White Basic Books (January 28, 2020)

A political scientist explains how the American immigration system ran off the rails -- and proposes a bold plan for reform

Under the Trump administration, US immigration agencies terrorize the undocumented,...


The End of Power

by Moises Naim & Matt Kugler Basic Books (January 28, 2020)

The provocative bestseller explaining the decline of power in the twenty-first century -- in government, business, and beyond.

br Power is shifting -- from large, stable armies to loose bands of insurgents, from...


A Time to Build

by Yuval Levin & Ford Enlow Basic Books (January 21, 2020)

A leading conservative intellectual argues that to renew America we must recommit to our institutions

Americans are living through a social crisis. Our politics is polarized and bitterly divided. Culture wars...


Walter Ralegh

by Alan Gallay & Paul Hodgson Basic Books (January 07, 2020)

From a Bancroft Prize-winning historian, a biography of the famed poet, courtier, and colonizer, showing how he laid the foundations of the English EmpireSir Walter Ralegh was a favorite of Queen Elizabeth....


The Story Factor

by Annette Simmons Basic Books (January 07, 2020)

Fully revised, updated, and expanded, this modern classic will teach you to use the art of storytelling to persuade, motivate, and inspire in life and business

Anyone seeking to influence others must first know...