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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...


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...


Barracoon

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...


Pacific

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...


Sapiens

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)

NATIONAL BESTSELLER

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...


Compassionate Soldier

by Jerry Borrowman & Traber Burns Shadow Mountain (May 02, 2017)

Compassionate Soldier illuminates some of the most fascinating and yet largely unknown stories of men and women whose humanity led them to perform courageous acts of mercy and compassion amid the chaos and carnage...


Pandora’s Lab

Revolution 2.0

by Wael Ghonim & Sean Runnette Blackstone Publishing (January 17, 2012)

The revolutions sweeping the Middle East in 2011 were unlike any the world had ever seen. Brutal regimes that had been in power for many decades were suddenly swarmed by unstoppable mobs of freedom seekers....


Dancing in the Dark

by Morris Dickstein & Malcolm Hillgartner Blackstone Publishing (September 06, 2010)

Hailed as one of the best books of 2009 by the New York Times and the Los Angeles Times, this vibrant portrait of 1930s culture masterfully explores the anxiety and hope, the despair and surprising optimism...


The First Signs

by Genevieve von Petzinger & Robin Miles Blackstone Publishing (May 31, 2016)

One of the most significant works on our evolutionary ancestry since Richard Leakey's Origins, The First Signs is the first-ever exploration of the geometric images that accompany most cave art around the world--the...


Race to the Pole

by Ranulph Fiennes & David Povall Blackstone Publishing (May 18, 2017)

During the Golden Era of Exploration, Captain Robert Scott and his competitor Roald Amundsen conquered the unconquerable: Antarctica. Their perilous race to the South Pole claimed Scott's life and became the...


Over the Edge of the World

by Laurence Bergreen & Tim Jerome Blackstone Publishing (May 01, 2006)

In 1519 Captain General Ferdinand Magellan and his fleet set sale on an epic journey that would irrevocably alter the path of history. Now, for the first time, award-winning biographer and journalist Laurence...


Paris to the Pyrenees

by David Downie & P. J. Ochlan Blackstone Publishing (January 15, 2014)

Driven by curiosity, wanderlust, and health crises, David Downie and his wife set out from Paris to walk across France to the Pyrenees. Starting on the Rue Saint-Jacques then trekking 750 miles south to Roncesvalles,...


The Purpose of the Past

by Gordon S. Wood & Malcolm Hillgartner Blackstone Publishing (March 13, 2008)

History is to society what memory is to the individual—without it, we don’t know who we are and we can’t make wise decisions about our future. But while the nature of memory is constant, the nature of...


How the Catholic Church Built Western Civilization

by Thomas E. Woods & Barrett Whitener Blackstone Publishing (June 27, 2005)

Ask a college student today what he knows about the Catholic Church and his answer might come down to one word: “corruption.” But that one word should be “civilization.”

Western civilization has given...


The Europeans

by Orlando Figes & James Langton Blackstone Publishing (January 07, 2020)

From the "master of historical narrative" (Financial Times), a dazzling, richly detailed, panoramic work--the first to document the genesis of a continent-wide European culture

The nineteenth century in Europe...


Vistas of History

by Samuel Eliot Morison & Frederick Davidson Blackstone Publishing (September 29, 2009)

In 1963, Samuel Eliot Morison, long one of our most distinguished historians, was awarded the first Balzan Prize in History, a prize that rivals the Nobel Prize in splendor and munificence. To receive the award,...


Rebellion

by Peter Ackroyd & Clive Chafer Blackstone Publishing (December 02, 2014)

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


Tudors

by Peter Ackroyd & Clive Chafer Blackstone Publishing (March 15, 2015)

From Henry VIII's cataclysmic break with Rome to theepic rule of Elizabeth I, the age of the Tudors comes to vivid life on the page.

Peter Ackroyd, one of Britain's most acclaimedwriters, brings the age of the...


A Torch Kept Lit

by William F. Buckley, Tony Pasqualini & James Rosen Blackstone Publishing (October 04, 2016)

A unique collection of eulogies of the twentieth century's greatest figures, written by conservative icon William F. Buckley Jr. and compiled by National Review and Fox News White House correspondent James Rosen....


The Fall of Heaven

by Andrew Scott Cooper & Assaf Cohen Blackstone Publishing (August 02, 2016)

An immersive, gripping account of the rise and fall of Iran's glamorous Pahlavi dynasty, written with the cooperation of the late shah's widow, Empress Farah

In this remarkably human portrait of one of the twentieth...


Behind the Scenes in the Lincoln White House

by Elizabeth Keckley & Bobbie Frohman Alcazar AudioWorks (February 20, 2014)

An autobiographical narrative, Behind the Scenes in the Lincoln White House traces ElizabethKeckley's life from her enslavement in Virginia and North Carolina to her timeas seamstress to Mary Todd Lincoln in...


The Unredeemed Captive

by John Demos & Grover Gardner Blackstone Publishing (August 08, 2017)

The setting for this haunting and encyclopedically researched work of history is colonial Massachusetts, where English Puritans first endeavored to "civilize" a "savage" native populace. There, in February 1704,...