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The Aquariums of Pyongyang

by Chol-hwan Kang, Pierre Rigoulot & Stephen Park Basic Books (June 26, 2018)

"Destined to become a classic" (Iris Chang, author of The Rape of Nanking), this harrowing memoir of life inside North Korea was the first account to emerge from the notoriously secretive country -- and it remains...

Vanishing Frontiers

by Andrew Selee & Kevin Stillwell PublicAffairs (June 05, 2018)

There may be no story today with a wider gap between fact and fiction than the relationship between the United States and Mexico.

Wall or no wall, deeply intertwined social, economic, business, cultural, and...

The League

by John Eisenberg & Daniel Thomas May Basic Books (October 09, 2018)

The epic tale of the five owners who shepherded the NFL through its tumultuous early decades and built the most popular sport in America

The National Football League is a towering, distinctly American colossus...

The White King

by Leanda De Lisle & Graeme Malcolm PublicAffairs (October 31, 2017)

From the New York Times bestselling author and master of narrative nonfiction comes the tragic story of Charles I, his warrior queen, Britain's civil wars and the trial for his life.

Less than forty years after...

Superfast Primetime Ultimate Nation

by Adam Roberts & Graeme Malcolm PublicAffairs (April 25, 2017)

Who can foretell India's future? Mr. Joshi is a fortune teller in a slum in south Delhi who uses a soothsaying green parrot to make predictions. When Adam Roberts visited him in 2012, Joshi's parrot declared...

Long Walk to Freedom

by Nelson Mandela, Michael Boatman & Sharon Gelman Little, Brown & Company (July 18, 2011)

The autobiography of global human rights icon Nelson Mandela is "riveting...both a brilliant description of a diabolical system and a testament to the power of the spirit to transcend it" (Washington Post)....

Across That Bridge

by John Lewis & Keith David Hyperion (April 02, 2019)

Winner of the NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Literary Work/Biography.

In Across That Bridge, Congressman John Lewis draws from his experience as a prominent leader of the Civil Rights Movement to offer timeless...

The Accountant's Story

by David Fisher, Roberto Escobar & Ruben Diaz Grand Central Publishing (February 25, 2009)

Arguably the largest and most successful criminal enterprise in history, at times the Medellin drug cartel was smuggling 15 tons of cocaine a day, worth more than half a billion dollars, into the United States....

A Knock at Midnight

by Clayborne Carson, Keith David & Jay Gregory Grand Central Publishing (December 01, 2005)

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., a leader and visionary of the civil rights movement, was first and foremost a preacher. This unique collection features a selection of Dr. King's best sermons - some not heard since...

Drinking in America

by Susan Cheever & Barbara Benjamin Creel Twelve (October 13, 2015)

In DRINKING IN AMERICA, bestselling author Susan Cheever chronicles our national love affair with liquor, taking a long, thoughtful look at the way alcohol has changed our nation's history. This is the often-overlooked...

The Three-Year Swim Club

by Julie Checkoway & Alex Chadwick Grand Central Publishing (October 27, 2015)

The New York Times bestselling inspirational story of impoverished children who transformed themselves into world-class swimmers.

In 1937, a schoolteacher on the island of Maui challenged a group of poverty-stricken...

Remember the Ladies

by Angela P. Dodson & Suzanne Toren Center Street (May 23, 2017)

2017 begins the centennial celebrations of women first winning the right to vote, culminating in national suffrage three years later. This book documents the milestones in that hard won struggle and reflects...

The Fortunes of Africa

by Martin Meredith & Kevin Stillwell PublicAffairs (March 19, 2019)

A sweeping history the fortune seekers, adventurers, despots, and thieves who have ruthlessly endeavored to extract gold, diamonds, and other treasures from Africa and its people.

Africa has been coveted for...

Our Year of War

by Daniel P. Bolger & Kiff Vandenheuvel Da Capo Press (November 07, 2017)

Two brothers--Chuck and Tom Hagel--who went to war in Vietnam, fought in the same unit, and saved each other's life. They disagreed about the war, but they fought it together.

1968. America was divided. Flag-draped...

A Sovereign People

by Carol Berkin & Betsy Foldes Meiman Basic Books (May 02, 2017)

The momentous story of how George Washington, Alexander Hamilton, and John Adams navigated the crises of the 1790s and in the process bound the states into a unified nation

Today the United States is the dominant...

It's Better Than It Looks

by Gregg Easterbrook & Oliver Wyman PublicAffairs (February 20, 2018)

Is civilization teetering on the edge of a cliff? Or are we just climbing higher than ever?

Most people who read the news would tell you that 2017 is one of the worst years in recent memory. We're facing a series...

Absolute Power

by Paul Collins & Oliver Wyman PublicAffairs (March 27, 2018)

The sensational story of the last two centuries of the papacy, its most influential pontiffs, troubling doctrines, and rise in global authority

In 1799, the papacy was at rock bottom: The Papal States had been...

Syria's Secret Library

by Mike Thomson & David Rintoul PublicAffairs (August 20, 2019)

The remarkable story of a small, makeshift library in the town of Daraya, and the people who found hope and humanity in its books during a four-year siege.

Daraya lies on the fringe of Damascus, just southwest...

Atticus Finch

by Joseph Crespino & Dan Woren Basic Books (May 08, 2018)

Who was the real Atticus Finch? A prize-winning historian reveals the man behind the legend

The publication of Go Set a Watchman in 2015 forever changed how we think about Atticus Finch. Once seen as a paragon...

Mortal Republic

by Edward J. Watts & Matt Kugler Basic Books (November 06, 2018)

A new history of the Roman Republic and its collapse

In Mortal Republic, prize-winning historian Edward J. Watts offers a new history of the fall of the Roman Republic that explains why Rome exchanged freedom...

After Camelot

by J. Randy Taraborrelli & Robert Petkoff Grand Central Publishing (April 24, 2012)

From the New York Times bestselling author of Jackie, Ethel, Joan - Women of Camelot, comes an engrossing and revealing portrait of the next generation of Kennedys - now with a new chapter.

For more than half...

Atlas of Cursed Places

by Olivier Le Carrer & James Langton Black Dog & Leventhal (October 06, 2015)


Oliver Le Carrer brings us a fascinating history and armchair journey to the world's most dangerous and frightful places, complete with vintage maps and period illustrations in a handsome...

The Preacher and the Presidents

by Nancy Gibbs, Michael Duffy & L. J. Ganser Faith Words (August 10, 2007)

No one man or woman has ever been in a position to see the presidents, and the presidency, so intimately, over so many years. They called him in for photo opportunities. They called for comfort. They asked about...

The Astronaut Wives Club

by Lily Koppel & Orlagh Cassidy 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...

Dog Company

by Lynn Vincent, Roger Hill & Christopher Ryan Grant Center Street (April 11, 2017)

The Army does not want you to read this book. It does not want to advertise its detention system that coddles enemy fighters while putting American soldiers at risk. It does not want to reveal the new lawyered-up...

In Search of the Canary Tree

by Lauren E. Oakes & Ellen Archer Basic Books (November 27, 2018)

The award-winning and surprisingly hopeful story of one woman's search for resiliency in a warming world

Several years ago, ecologist Lauren E. Oakes set out from California for Alaska's old-growth forests to...

Killing the Messenger

by David Brock & Éric Martin Twelve (September 15, 2015)

THE NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLERNew York Times bestselling author and founder of Media Matters, David Brock takes readers on his daring and eye-opening odyssey through the maze of political trenches.

David Brock...

Marx and Marxism

by Gregory Claeys & Michael Gould Bold Type Books (April 24, 2018)

A new biography of Karl Marx, tracing the life of this titanic figure and the legacy of his work

Karl Marx remains the most influential and controversial political thinker in history. He died quietly in 1883...

America for Americans

by Erika Lee & Shayna Small Basic Books (November 26, 2019)

An award-winning historian reframes our continuing debate over immigration with a compelling history of xenophobia in the United States and its devastating impact

The United States is known as a nation of immigrants....

Freak Kingdom

by Timothy Denevi & Mark Boyett PublicAffairs (October 30, 2018)

The story of Hunter S. Thompson's crusade against Richard Nixon and the threat of fascism in America--and the devastating price he paid for it

Hunter S. Thompson is often misremembered as a wise-cracking, drug-addled...

The Ambulance Drivers

by James McGrath Morris & Dean Temple Da Capo Press (March 28, 2017)

After meeting for the first time on the front lines of World War I, two aspiring writers forge an intense twenty-year friendship and write some of America's greatest novels, giving voice to a "lost generation"...

Never in Finer Company

by Edward G. Lengel & James Lurie Da Capo Press (September 18, 2018)

It was one of the most heroic events in American military history. Here is the larger-than-life story of World War I's "Lost Battalion" and the men who survived the ordeal, triumphed in battle, and fought the...

City of Sedition

by John Strausbaugh & Mark Boyett Twelve (August 02, 2016)

WINNER OF THE FLETCHER PRATT AWARD FOR BEST NON-FICTION BOOK OF 2016In a single definitive narrative, CITY OF SEDITION tells the spellbinding story of the huge-and hugely conflicted-role New York City played...

A Crime in the Family

by Sacha Batthyány & Christopher Oxford Da Capo Press (October 10, 2017)

A memoir of brutality, heroism, and personal discovery from Europe's dark heart, revealing one of the most extraordinary untold stories of World War II

One night in March of 1945, on the Austrian-Hungarian border,...


by John R Bruning & Brian Troxell Hachette Books (October 11, 2016)

In this remarkable WWII story by New York Times bestselling author John R. Bruning, a renegade American pilot fights against all odds to rescue his family--imprisoned by the Japanese--and revolutionizes modern...

The Admirals

by Walter R. Borneman & Brian Troxell Little, Brown & Company (May 01, 2012)

How history's only five-star admirals triumphed in World War II and made the United States the world's dominant sea power. Only four men in American history have been promoted to the five-star rank of Admiral...

The Snow Leopard Project

by alex Dehgan & Dan Woren PublicAffairs (January 22, 2019)

The remarkable story of the heroic effort to save and preserve Afghanistan's wildlife-and a culture that derives immense pride and a sense of national identity from its natural landscape.

Postwar Afghanistan...

The Heavens Might Crack

by Jason Sokol & Dan Woren Basic Books (March 20, 2018)

A vivid portrait of how Americans grappled with King's death and legacy in the days, weeks, and months after his assassination

On April 4, 1968, Martin Luther King Jr. was fatally shot as he stood on the balcony...

Little Pink House

by Jeff Benedict & Maggi-Meg Reed Grand Central Publishing (January 26, 2009)


"Catherine Keener nails the combination of anger, grace, and attitude that made Susette Kelo a nationally known crusader." -- Deadline Hollywood

Suzette Kelo...

The Bill of Rights

by Linda R Monk, Susan Larkin & Ruth Bader Ginsburg Hachette Books (April 10, 2018)

With a foreword by Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg of the U.S. Supreme Court.

An Engaging, Accessible Guide to the Bill of Rights for Everyday Citizens.

In The Bill of Rights: A User's Guide, award-winning author...

Forget "Having It All"

by Amy Westervelt Seal Press (November 13, 2018)

A clear-eyed look at the history of American ideas about motherhood, how those ideas have impacted all women (whether they have kids or not), and how to fix the inequality that exists as a result.

After filing...


by Stephen Fry Chronicle Books (August 27, 2019)

Mythos is a modern collection of Greek myths, stylishly retold by legendary writer, actor, and comedian Stephen Fry. Fry transforms the adventures of Zeus and the Olympians into emotionally resonant and deeply...

The Rolling Stones Discover America

by Michael Lydon Hachette Original (December 03, 2013)

In 1969 Michael Lydon, a founding editor of Rolling Stone and a leading member of rock writing's first generation, got a dream assignment: to cover the Rolling Stones' hopscotch tour across America that ended...

Inverting The Pyramid

by Jonathan Wilson & Damian Lynch Bold Type Books (August 14, 2018)

"An outstanding work ... the [soccer] book of the decade." -Sunday Business Post

Inverting the Pyramid is a pioneering soccer book that chronicles the evolution of soccer tactics and the lives of the itinerant...

The Words We Live By

by Linda R. Monk & Marianne Fraulo Hyperion (August 11, 2015)

THE WORDS WE LIVE BY takes an entertaining and informative look at America's most important historical document, now with discussions on new rulings on hot button issues such as immigration, gay marriage, gun...

King For Kids: School and Family Edition

by Clayborne Carson Grand Central Publishing (January 03, 2008)

For the first time, an edition of Martin Luther King's most important speeches and selected sermons are assembled specifically for school-age-children and families to listen to together.

Dr. Martin Luther King,...

Blood Letters

by Lian Xi & Feodor Chin Basic Books (March 20, 2018)

The staggering story of the most important Chinese political dissident of the Mao era, a devout Christian who was imprisoned, tortured, and executed by the regime

Blood Letters tells the astonishing tale of Lin...

Before the Storm

by Rick Perlstein & Kiff Vandenheuvel Bold Type Books (October 10, 2017)

Acclaimed historian Rick Perlstein chronicles the rise of the conservative movement in the liberal 1960s. At the heart of the story is Barry Goldwater, the renegade Republican from Arizona who loathed federal...

The Gettysburg Address

by Zachary Gordon, Dermot Mulroney, Edoardo Ballerini & David Pittu et al. Hachette Original (June 30, 2015)

It remains without question the most memorable and memorized speech in American history. On November 19, 1863, in 272 words delivered among the freshly dug graves of Union dead upon the country's bloodiest battlefield,...

Vote First or Die

by Scott Conroy & Jeremy Arthur PublicAffairs (April 18, 2017)

New Hampshire-a small state with a small, distinct population-is nevertheless the beacon of American democracy. Since 1920, its residents have been the first in the nation to cast their votes in the presidential...