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Riot Days

by Maria Alyokhina Henry Holt and Co. (September 26, 2017)

A Pussy Rioter’s riveting, hallucinatory account of her years in Russia’s criminal system and of finding power in the most powerless of situations

In February 2012, after smuggling an electric guitar into...


Defining Moments in Black History

by Dick Gregory Amistad (September 05, 2017)

NAACP 2017 Image Award Winner

With his trademark acerbic wit, incisive humor, and infectious paranoia, one of our foremost comedians and most politically engaged civil rights activists looks back at 100 key events...


1944 Diary

by Hans Keilson & Damion Searls Farrar, Straus and Giroux (June 06, 2017)

[1944 Diary] is a deeply personal account, made even more remarkable that it was written during World War II and the horrors of the Holocaust . . . A moving and fascinating read." —Library Journal

In 2010,...


We Crossed a Bridge and It Trembled

by Wendy Pearlman Custom House (June 06, 2017)

LONG-LISTED FOR THE CARNEGIE MEDAL

Reminiscent of the work of Nobel Prize winner Svetlana Alexievich, an astonishing collection of intimate wartime testimonies and poetic fragments from a cross-section of Syrians...


Black Detroit

by Herb Boyd Amistad (June 06, 2017)

NAACP 2017 Image Award Finalist

2018 Michigan Notable Books honoree

The author of Baldwin’s Harlem looks at the evolving culture, politics, economics, and spiritual life of Detroit—a blend of memoir, love...


Willoughbyland

by Matthew Parker St. Martin's Press (April 11, 2017)

At the beginning of the 1650s, wrecked by plague and civil war, England was in ruins. Yet shimmering on the horizon was a vision of paradise called Willoughbyland.

When Sir Walter Raleigh set out to South America...


The Lowells of Massachusetts

by Nina Sankovitch St. Martin's Press (April 11, 2017)

The Lowells of Massachusetts were a remarkable family. They were settlers in the New World in the 1600s, revolutionaries creating a new nation in the 1700s, merchants and manufacturers building prosperity in...


No Wall Too High

by Xu Hongci & Erling Hoh Farrar, Straus and Giroux (January 17, 2017)

"A masterpiece." —The Washington Post

"It was impossible. All of China was a prison in those days."

Mao Zedong’s labor reform camps, known as the laogai, were notoriously brutal. Modeled on the Soviet Gulag,...


War Against War

by Michael Kazin Simon & Schuster (January 03, 2017)

A dramatic account of the Americans who tried to stop their nation from fighting in the First World War—and came close to succeeding.

In this “fascinating” (Los Angeles Times) narrative, Michael Kazin brings...


Blood and Sand

by Alex Von Tunzelmann Harper (October 11, 2016)

A lively, revelatory popular history that tells the story of both the Suez Crisis and the Hungarian Revolution of 1956—a tale of conspiracy and revolutions, spies and terrorists, kidnappings and assassination...


When Paris Sizzled: The 1920s Paris of Hemingway, Chanel, Cocteau, Cole Porter, Josephine Baker, and Their Friends

by Mary McAuliffe Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (September 15, 2016)

When Paris Sizzled vividly portrays the City of Light during the fabulous 1920s, when art and architecture, music, literature, fashion, entertainment, transportation, and behavior all took dramatically new forms....


The Boys in the Bunkhouse

by Dan Barry Harper (May 17, 2016)

With this Dickensian tale from America’s heartland, New York Times writer and columnist Dan Barry tells the harrowing yet uplifting story of the exploitation and abuse of a resilient group of men with intellectual...


A Rage for Order

Lionel Gelber Prize 2017

by Robert F. Worth Farrar, Straus and Giroux (April 26, 2016)

The definitive work of literary journalism on the Arab Spring and its troubled aftermath

In 2011, a wave of revolution spread through the Middle East as protesters demanded an end to tyranny, corruption, and...


The Devil's Diary

by Robert K. Wittman & David Kinney Harper (March 29, 2016)

A groundbreaking World War II narrative wrapped in a riveting detective story, The Devil’s Diary investigates the disappearance of a private diary penned by one of Adolf Hitler’s top aides—Alfred Rosenberg,...


And Then All Hell Broke Loose

by Richard Engel Simon & Schuster (February 09, 2016)

A major New York Times bestseller by NBC’s Chief Foreign Correspondent Richard Engel—this riveting story of the Middle East revolutions, the Arab Spring, war, and terrorism seen close up “should be required...


The Invitation-Only Zone

by Robert S. Boynton Farrar, Straus and Giroux (January 12, 2016)

A bizarre, little-known tale about the most secretive culture on earth

For decades, North Korea denied any part in the disappearance of dozens of Japanese citizens from Japan’s coastal towns and cities in the...


The Devil's Chessboard

by David Talbot Harper (October 13, 2015)

An explosive, headline-making portrait of Allen Dulles, the man who transformed the CIA into the most powerful—and secretive—colossus in Washington, from the founder of Salon.com and author of the New York...


Paradise of the Pacific

by Susanna Moore Farrar, Straus and Giroux (September 01, 2015)

The dramatic history of America's tropical paradise

The history of Hawaii may be said to be the story of arrivals—from the eruption of volcanoes on the ocean floor 18,000 feet below, the first hardy seeds that...


Circling the Square

by Wendell Steavenson Ecco (July 21, 2015)

What happened to the promise of Tahrir Square and the Arab Spring?

On January 25, 2011, the world was watching Cairo. Egyptians of every stripe came together in Tahrir Square to protest Hosni Mubarak's three...


Smyrna, September 1922

by Lou Ureneck Ecco (May 12, 2015)

The harrowing story of a Methodist Minister and a principled American naval officer who helped rescue more than 250,000 refugees during the genocide of Armenian and Greek Christians—a tale of bravery, morality,...


Operation Nemesis: The Assassination Plot that Avenged the Armenian Genocide

by Eric Bogosian Little, Brown and Company (April 21, 2015)

A masterful account of the assassins who hunted down the perpetrators of the Armenian Genocide

In 1921, a tightly knit band of killers set out to avenge the deaths of almost one million victims of the Armenian...


The Age of Acquiescence: The Life and Death of American Resistance to Organized Wealth and Power

by Steve Fraser Little, Brown and Company (February 17, 2015)

A groundbreaking investigation of how and why, from the 18th century to the present day, American resistance to our ruling elites has vanished.

From the American Revolution through the Civil Rights movement,...


Her Brilliant Career

by Rachel Cooke Harper (December 02, 2014)

An exuberant group biography—"a splendidly various collection of 'brief lives' written with both gusto and sensitivity" (The Guardian)—that follows ten women in 1950s Britain whose pioneering lives paved...


Cities of Empire

by Tristram Hunt Henry Holt and Co. (November 25, 2014)

An original history of the most enduring colonial creation, the city, explored through ten portraits of powerful urban centers the British Empire left in its wake

At its peak, the British Empire was an urban...


Village of Secrets

by Caroline Moorehead Harper (October 28, 2014)

From the author of the New York Times bestseller A Train in Winter comes the absorbing story of a French village that helped save thousands hunted by the Gestapo during World War II—told in full for the first...


The Unsubstantial Air

by Samuel Hynes Farrar, Straus and Giroux (October 21, 2014)

The Unsubstantial Air is the gripping story of the Americans who fought and died in the aerial battles of World War I. Much more than a traditional military history, it is an account of the excitement of becoming...


Rebellion: The History of England from James I to the Glorious Revolution

by Peter Ackroyd St. Martin's Press (October 21, 2014)

Peter Ackroyd has been praised as one of the greatest living chroniclers of Britain and its people. In Rebellion, he continues his dazzling account of the history of England, beginning with the progress south...


Band of Giants

by Jack Kelly St. Martin's Press (September 09, 2014)

Band of Giants brings to life the founders who fought for our independence in the Revolutionary War. Jefferson, Adams, and Franklin are known to all; men like Morgan, Greene, and Wayne are less familiar. Yet...


Infidel Kings and Unholy Warriors

by Brian A. Catlos Farrar, Straus and Giroux (August 26, 2014)

An in-depth portrait of the Crusades-era Mediterranean world, and a new understanding of the forces that shaped it

In Infidel Kings and Unholy Warriors, the award-winning scholar Brian Catlos puts us on the ground...


The Emperor Far Away

by David Eimer Bloomsbury Publishing (August 14, 2014)

Far from the glittering cities of Beijing and Shanghai, China's borderlands are populated by around one hundred million people who are not Han Chinese. For many of these restive minorities, the old Chinese adage...


Lords of the Horizons

by Jason Goodwin Henry Holt and Co. (June 10, 2014)

Since the Turks first shattered the glory of the French crusaders in 1396, the Ottoman Empire has exerted a long, strong pull on Western minds. For six hundred years, the Empire swelled and declined. Islamic,...


Dear Leader: My Escape from North Korea

by Jang Jin-Sung Atria / 37 INK (May 13, 2014)

THE STORY THEY COULDN'T HACK: In this international bestseller, a high-ranking counterintelligence agent describes his life as a former poet laureate to Kim Jong-il and his breathtaking escape to freedom.

As...


Lost and Found in Johannesburg

by Mark Gevisser Farrar, Straus and Giroux (April 15, 2014)

An inner life of Johannesburg that turns on the author's fascination with maps, boundaries, and transgressions

Lost and Found in Johannesburg begins with a transgression—the armed invasion of a private home...


Savage Harvest

by Carl Hoffman William Morrow (March 18, 2014)

The mysterious disappearance of Michael Rockefeller in New Guinea in 1961 has kept the world and his powerful, influential family guessing for years. Now, Carl Hoffman uncovers startling new evidence that finally...


Flappers

by Judith Mackrell Farrar, Straus and Giroux (January 14, 2014)

By the 1920s, women were on the verge of something huge. Jazz, racy fashions, eyebrowraising new attitudes about art and sex—all of this pointed to a sleek, modern world, one that could shake off the grimness...


Warsaw 1944

by Alexandra Richie Farrar, Straus and Giroux (December 10, 2013)

The full untold story of how one of history's bravest revolts ended in one of its greatest crimes

In 1943, the Nazis liquidated Warsaw's Jewish ghetto. A year later, they threatened to complete the city's destruction...


Egyptomania

by Bob Brier St. Martin's Press (November 12, 2013)

The world has always been fascinated with ancient Egypt. When the Romans conquered Egypt, it was really Egypt that conquered the Romans. Cleopatra captivated both Caesar and Marc Antony and soon Roman ladies...


The Bully Pulpit

by Doris Kearns Goodwin Simon & Schuster (November 05, 2013)

One of the Best Books of the Year as chosen by The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Economist, Time, USA TODAY, Christian Science Monitor, and more. “A tale so gripping that one questions the need...


Thank You for Your Service

by David Finkel Farrar, Straus and Giroux (October 01, 2013)

Now a Major Motion Picture Directed by American Sniper Writer Jason Hall and Starring Miles Teller

The wars of the past decade have been covered by brave and talented reporters, but none has reckoned with the...


Hanging Man

by Barnaby Martin Farrar, Straus and Giroux (September 17, 2013)

The gripping story of post-Mao China and the harrowing fate of the artist and activist Ai Weiwei

In October 2010, Ai Weiwei's Sunflower Seeds appeared in the Turbine Hall in the Tate Modern. In April 2011, he...


The Astronaut Wives Club: A True Story

by Lily Koppel Grand Central Publishing (June 11, 2013)

Read the bestselling book that inspired the ABC television series.

As America's Mercury Seven astronauts were launched on death-defying missions, television cameras focused on the brave smiles of their young...


Bringing It All Back Home

by Philip F. Napoli Farrar, Straus and Giroux (June 11, 2013)

A collection of heartrending oral histories that topples assumptions about the people who served in Vietnam

The Vietnam War was a defining event for a generation of Americans. But for years, misguided and sometimes...


Four Sisters of Hofei: A History

by Annping Chin Scribner (February 26, 2013)

Four Sisters of Hofei is an intimate encounter with Chinese history, told through the collective memory and stories of four sisters born between 1908 and 1924, and with the benefit of the extraordinary knowledge...


In the Land of Magic Soldiers

by Daniel Bergner Farrar, Straus and Giroux (September 09, 2004)

An Los Angeles Times Best Book 2003

A chilling, beautifully written narrative of African war

Sierra Leone is the world's most war-ravaged country. There, in a West African landscape of spectacular beauty, rampaging...