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Natural Rivals

by John Clayton & Richard Powers Blackstone Publishing (February 25, 2020)

This dynamic examination traces the lives of two of the most influential figures and their dueling approaches on America's natural landscape.

John Muir, the most famous naturalist in American history, protected...

Humans: A Brief History of How We F*cked It All Up

by Tom Phillips & Nish Kumar Harlequin Audio (May 07, 2019)

Modern humans have come a long way in the seventy thousand years they've walked the earth. Art, science, culture, trade--on the evolutionary food chain, we're true winners. But it hasn't always been smooth sailing,...

Down the Great Unknown

by Edward Dolnick & Danny Campbell HarperAudio (June 11, 2019)

Drawing on rarely examined diaries and journals, Down the Great Unknown is the first book to tell the full, dramatic story of the Powell expedition.

On May 24, 1869 a one-armed Civil War veteran, John Wesley...

Sea People

by Christina Thompson & Susan Lyons HarperAudio (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...

Act Natural

by Jennifer Traig & Emily Woo Zeller HarperAudio (January 08, 2019)

From a distinctive, inimitable voice, a wickedly funny and fascinating romp through the strange and often contradictory history of Western parenting

Why do we read our kids fairy tales about homicidal stepparents?...

A Sidecar Named Desire

by Greg Clarke, Monte Beauchamp & Jonathan Cowley HarperAudio (November 13, 2018)

A rollicking history of alcohol and its literary imbibers, from Jane Austen's beer brewing to James Joyce's passion for Guinness to E.B. White's cure for writers' block--a dry martini--by celebrated illustrator...

American Moonshot

by Douglas Brinkley & Stephen Graybill HarperAudio (April 02, 2019)

2020 Audie Awards® WINNER - History/Biography

As the fiftieth anniversary of the first lunar landing approaches, the award winning historian and perennial New York Times bestselling author takes a fresh look...

The Perfectionists

by Simon Winchester HarperAudio (May 08, 2018)

The revered New York Times bestselling author traces the development of technology from the Industrial Age to the Digital Age to explore the single component crucial to advancement--precision--in a superb history...


by Zora Neale Hurston & Robin Miles HarperAudio (May 08, 2018)

A major literary event: a never-before-published work from the author of the American classic Their Eyes Were Watching God that brilliantly illuminates the horror and injustices of slavery as it tells the true...

The Lost Empire of Atlantis

by Gavin Menzies & Gildart Jackson HarperAudio (October 25, 2011)

"Tremendous. This guy has done history like you would not believe."

--Glenn Beck

The secrets of history's most enduring mystery are finally revealed in The Lost Empire of Atlantis. Through impeccable research...

Why Liberals Win the Culture Wars (Even When They Lose Elections)

by Stephen Prothero & Tristan Morris HarperAudio (January 05, 2016)

In this timely, carefully reasoned social history of the United States, the New York Times bestselling author of Religious Literacy and God Is Not One places today's heated culture wars within the context of...

Who Discovered America?

by Gavin Menzies, Ian Hudson & Gildart Jackson HarperAudio (October 08, 2013)

Greatly expanding on his blockbuster 1421, distinguished historian Gavin Menzies uncovers the complete untold history of how mankind came to the Americas--offering new revelations and a radical rethinking of...

Pain, Parties, Work

by Elizabeth Winder & Xe Sands HarperAudio (May 28, 2013)

"I dreamed of New York, I am going there."

On May 31, 1953, twenty-year-old Sylvia Plath arrived in New York City for a one-month stint at "the intellectual fashion magazine" Mademoiselle to be a guest editor...

The Residence

by Kate Andersen Brower & Karen White HarperAudio (April 07, 2015)

A remarkable history with elements of both In the President's Secret Service and The Butler, The Residence offers an intimate account of the service staff of the White House, from the Kennedys to the Obamas....

Fifth Avenue, 5 A.M.

by Sam Wasson & Grover Gardner HarperAudio (June 26, 2012)

Audrey Hepburn is an icon like no other, yet the image many of us have of Audrey--dainty, immaculate--is anything but true to life. Here, for the first time, Sam Wasson presents the woman behind the little black...

The Honest Truth About Dishonesty

by Dan Ariely & Simon Jones HarperAudio (June 05, 2012)

Dan Ariely, behavioral economist and the New York Times bestselling author of The Upside of Irrationality and Predictably Irrational, examines the contradictory forces that drive us to cheat and keep us honest,...

The Boys in the Bunkhouse

by Dan Barry & Fred Sanders HarperAudio (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...

The United States of Beer

by Dane Huckelbridge & Corey Snow HarperAudio (June 14, 2016)

From the author of Bourbon, "the definitive history" (Sacramento Bee), comes the rollicking and revealing story of beer in America, in the spirit of Salt or Cod.

In The United States of Beer, Dane Huckelbridge,...

First Women

by Kate Andersen Brower & Karen White HarperAudio (April 12, 2016)

From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of the groundbreaking backstairs look at the White House, The Residence, comes an intimate, news-making look at the true modern power brokers at 1600 Pennsylvania...

Jungle of Stone

by William Carlsen & Paul Michael Garcia HarperAudio (April 26, 2016)

The acclaimed, New York Times-bestselling chronicle of the discovery of the legendary lost civilization of the Maya

In 1839, rumors of extraordinary yet baffling stone ruins buried within the unmapped jungles...

Tied Up in Knots

by Andrea Tantaros HarperAudio (April 26, 2016)

Fifty years after Betty Friedan unveiled The Feminine Mystique, relations between men and women in America have never been more dysfunctional. If women are more liberated than ever before, why aren't they happier? In...


by Simon Winchester HarperAudio (October 27, 2015)

One of Library Journal's 10 Best Books of 2015

Following his acclaimed Atlantic and The Men Who United the States, New York Times bestselling author Simon Winchester offers an enthralling biography of the Pacific...

Visionary Women

by Andrea Barnet & Cassandra Campbell HarperAudio (March 13, 2018)

Four influential women we thought we knew well--Jane Jacobs, Rachel Carson, Jane Goodall, and Alice Waters--and how they spearheaded the modern progressive movement

This is the story of four visionaries who profoundly...

Chefs, Drugs and Rock & Roll

by Andrew Friedman & Roger Wayne HarperAudio (February 27, 2018)

Chefs, Drugs and Rock & Roll transports listeners back in time to witness the remarkable evolution of the American restaurant chef in the 1970s and 1980s. Andrew Friedman goes inside Chez Panisse and other Bay...

When Montezuma Met Cortes

by Matthew Restall & Steven Crossley HarperAudio (January 30, 2018)

A dramatic rethinking of the encounter between Montezuma and Hernando Cortés that completely overturns what we know about the Spanish conquest of the Americas

On November 8, 1519, the Spanish conquistador Hernando...

The Day the World Came to Town

by Jim Defede & Ray Porter HarperAudio (June 27, 2017)

Perfect for fans of the musical Come From Away!

When 38 jetliners bound for the United States were forced to land at Gander International Airport in Canada by the closing of U.S. airspace on September 11, the...


by Yuval Noah Harari & Derek Perkins HarperAudio (August 15, 2017)

New York Times Bestseller

A Summer Reading Pick for President Barack Obama, Bill Gates, and Mark Zuckerberg

From a renowned historian comes a groundbreaking narrative of humanity's creation and evolution--a #1...

A Bold and Dangerous Family

by Caroline Moorehead & John Lee HarperAudio (October 03, 2017)

The acclaimed author of A Train in Winter and Village of Secrets delivers the next chapter in "The Resistance Quartet": the astonishing story of the aristocratic Italian family who stood up to Mussolini's fascism,...

Defining Moments in Black History

by Dick Gregory & James Shippy HarperAudio (September 05, 2017)

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 from the complicated history...

Hippie Food

by Jonathan Kauffman & George Newbern HarperAudio (January 23, 2018)

An enlightening narrative history--an entertaining fusion of Tom Wolfe and Michael Pollan--that traces the colorful origins of once unconventional foods and the diverse fringe movements, charismatic gurus, and...

The Woman Who Smashed Codes

by Jason Fagone & Cassandra Campbell HarperAudio (September 26, 2017)


NPR Best Book of 2017

"Not all superheroes wear capes, and Elizebeth Smith Friedman should be the subject of a future Wonder Woman movie."-- The New York Times

Joining the ranks of Hidden...

Black Detroit

by Herb Boyd & James Shippy HarperAudio (June 06, 2017)

The author of Baldwin's Harlem looks at the evolving culture, politics, economics, and spiritual life of Detroit--a blend of memoir, love letter, history, and clear-eyed reportage that explores the city's past,...

Homo Deus

by Yuval Noah Harari & Derek Perkins HarperAudio (February 21, 2017)

Yuval Noah Harari, author of the critically-acclaimed New York Times bestseller and international phenomenon Sapiens, returns with an equally original, compelling, and provocative book, turning his focus toward...

Bound for Canaan

by Fergus Bordewich & Peter J. Fernandez HarperAudio (June 07, 2016)

An important book of epic scope on America's first racially integrated, religiously inspired movement for change

The civil war brought to a climax the country's bitter division. But the beginnings of slavery's...

Founding Mothers

by Cokie Roberts HarperAudio (May 04, 2004)

Cokie Roberts's #1 New York Times bestseller We Are Our Mothers Daughters examined the nature of women's roles throughout history and led USA Today to praise her as a "custodian of time-honored values." Her...

Over the Edge of the World

by Laurence Bergreen HarperAudio (January 27, 2004)

A majestic tale of discovery thatchanged many long-held views about the world

In 1519 Magellan and his fleet of five ships set sail from Seville, Spain, to discover a water route to the fabled Spice Islands...

The Oregon Trail

by Rinker Buck Simon & Schuster Audio (June 30, 2015)

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER o #1 Indie Next Pick o Winner of the PEN New England Award

"Enchanting...A book filled with so much love...Long before Oregon, Rinker Buck has convinced us that the best way to see...

The Emperor of All Maladies

by Siddhartha Mukherjee & Fred Sanders Simon & Schuster Audio (December 15, 2015)

Winner of the Pulitzer Prize, and now a documentary from Ken Burns on PBS, The Emperor of All Maladies is a magnificent, profoundly humane "biography" of cancer--from its first documented appearances thousands...

All the Single Ladies

by Rebecca Traister & Candace Thaxton Simon & Schuster Audio (March 01, 2016)


The New York Times bestselling investigation into the...

The Birth of a Nation

by Nate Parker Simon & Schuster Audio (September 27, 2016)

This official tie-in to the highly acclaimed film, The Birth of a Nation, surveys the history and legacy of Nat Turner, the leader of one of the most renowned slave rebellions on American soil, while also exploring...

The American Spirit

by David McCullough Simon & Schuster Audio (April 18, 2017)

A timely collection of speeches by David McCullough, the most honored historian in the United States--winner of two Pulitzer Prizes, two National Book Awards, and the Presidential Medal of Freedom, among many...

A $500 House in Detroit

by Drew Philp & Jacques Roy Simon & Schuster Audio (April 11, 2017)

A young college grad buys a house in Detroit for $500 and attempts to restore it--and his new neighborhood--to its original glory in this “deeply felt, sharply observed personal quest to create meaning and...


by Richard Rhodes & Jacques Roy Simon & Schuster Audio (May 29, 2018)

A “meticulously researched” (The New York Times Book Review) examination of energy transitions over time and an exploration of the current challenges presented by global warming, a surging world population,...

Good and Mad

by Rebecca Traister Simon & Schuster Audio (October 02, 2018)

Journalist Rebecca Traister’s New York Times bestselling exploration of the transformative power of female anger and its ability to transcend into a political movement is “a hopeful, maddening compendium...

Don't Make Me Pull Over!

by Richard Ratay & Jonathan Todd Ross Simon & Schuster Audio (July 03, 2018)

“A lighthearted, entertaining trip down Memory Lane” (Kirkus Reviews), Don’t Make Me Pull Over! offers a nostalgic look at the golden age of family road trips--before portable DVD players, smartphones,...


by David Frye & Arthur Morey Simon & Schuster Audio (August 21, 2018)

“A lively popular history of an oft-overlooked element in the development of human society” (Library Journal)--walls--and a haunting and eye-opening saga that reveals a startling link between what we build...

The Game

by George Howe Colt & George Newbern Simon & Schuster Audio (October 09, 2018)

*A New York Times Notable Book*

*A Kirkus Reviews Best Book of the Year*

From the bestselling National Book Award finalist and author of The Big House comes “a well-blended narrative packed with top-notch...

The Library Book

by Susan Orlean Simon & Schuster Audio (October 16, 2018)



“A constant pleasure to read…Everybody who...

First Freedom

by David Harsanyi & Danny Campbell Simon & Schuster Audio (October 02, 2018)

From “one of America’s smartest political writers” (Glenn Beck) comes a fascinating and accessible history of the United States’ unique and enduring relationship with guns, for fans of Chris Kyle’s...

Three Women

by Lisa Taddeo, Marin Ireland, Tara Lynne Barr & Mena Suvari Simon & Schuster Audio (July 09, 2019)


A Best Book of the Year: The Washington Post * NPR * The Atlantic * New York Public Library * Vanity Fair * PBS * Time * Economist...