close
Font size options
Increase or decrease the font size for this website by clicking on the 'A's.
Contrast options
Choose a color combination to give the most comfortable contrast.

New Nonfiction

October 2022

Reserve a pre-ordered title or suggest a title for us to order. Suggestions are limited to 5 titles per customer.
October's Nonfiction Titles PDF

Biography

An American Martyr in Persia: The Epic Life and Tragic Death of Howard Baskerville by Reza Aslan

Order a copy of An American Martyr in Persia

The New York Times best-selling author of Zealot presents the story of Howard Baskerville, student of Woodrow Wilson, who volunteered for missionary service in Persia, where he used his position to spread the ideals of constitutional democracy.

Order a copy of An American Martyr in Persia


And There Was Light: Abraham Lincoln and the American Struggle by Jon Meacham

Order a copy of And There Was Light

The Pulitzer Prize-winning biographer examines life and moral evolution of Abraham Lincoln and how he navigated the crises of slavery, secession and war by both marshaling the power of the presidency while recognizing its limitations.

Order a copy of And There Was Light


Bad Vibes Only: And Other Things I Bring to the Table by Nora McInerny

Order a copy of Bad Vibes Only

From the host of the podcast Terrible, Thanks for Asking comes a raw and humorous essay collection.

Order a copy of Bad Vibes Only


Beyond the Wand: The Magic and Mayhem of Growing Up a Wizard by Tom Felton

Order a copy of Beyond the Wand

The actor who played iconic role of the Draco Malfoy in the Harry Potter movies recalls his experiences growing up in the whirlwind of the pop culture phenomenon while navigating life as a normal teenager.

Order a copy of Beyond the Wand


A Billion Years: My Escape from a Life in the Highest Ranks of Scientology by Mike Rinder

Order a copy of A Billion Years

One of the highest-ranking defectors from Scientology exposes the secret inner workings of the powerful organization in this remarkable memoir.

Order a copy of A Billion Years


Black Women Will Save the World: An Anthem by April Ryan

Order a copy of Black Women Will Save the World

The trailblazing White House correspondent reflects on 2020 and the unprecedented role of African American women in helping to uphold democracy and recalls her own personal journey from working-class Baltimore to the pinnacle of her profession.

Order a copy of Black Women Will Save the World


Boldly Go: Reflections on a Life of Awe and Wonder by William Shatner & Joshua Brandon

Place a hold on Boldly Go

The beloved star of Star Trek and recent space traveler reflects on the interconnectivity of all things, our fragile bond with nature and the joy that comes from exploration.

Place a hold on Boldly Go


Charlie’s Good Tonight: The Life, the Times, and the Rolling Stones: The Authorized Biography of Charlie Watts by Paul Sexton

Order a copy of Charlie’s Good Tonight

This fully authorized and official biography of the late Rolling Stones drummer chronicles his nearly 60 years as the backbone of the band through their early days to world conquest.

Order a copy of Charlie’s Good Tonight


Dinners With Ruth: A Memoir on the Power of Friendships by Nina Totenberg

Order a copy of Dinners With Ruth

In this moving story of the joy and true meaning of friendship, NPR’s award-winning legal affairs correspondent recounts her nearly 50-year friendship with Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, presenting an extraordinary account of how they paved the way for future generations by tearing down professional and legal barriers.

Order a copy of Dinners With Ruth


Down and Out in Paradise: The Life of Anthony Bourdain by Charles Leerhsen

Order a copy of Down and Out in Paradise

Based on extensive interviews with those who knew him intimately, this biography of the late celebrity chef and TV star examines his battles with childhood trauma and addiction and his eventual rise to international fame.

Order a copy of Down and Out in Paradise


Everything I Never Dreamed: My Life Surviving and Standing Up to Domestic Violence by Ruth M. Glenn

Order a copy of Everything I Never Dreamed

The CEO and president of the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence chronicles her personal battle against abuse, violence and even a murder attempt.

Order a copy of Everything I Never Dreamed


The Extraordinary Life of an Ordinary Man: A Memoir by Paul Newman. Ed by David Rosenthal. Foreword by Melissa Newman.

Place a hold on The Extraordinary Life of an Ordinary Man

Culled from thousands of pages of transcripts, this raw, candid, unvarnished memoir of the greatest movie star of the past 75 years, told with searing honesty, covers everything: his traumatic childhood, his career, his drinking, his intimate life with Joanne Woodward and his innermost fears and passions and joys.

Place a hold on The Extraordinary Life of an Ordinary Man


The Family Outing: A Memoir by Jessi Hempel

Order a copy of The Family Outing

When her family comes out – some embracing queer identities and another revealing a traumatic experience with a serial killer, other personal revelations and reckonings come to light, causing each of them to question their place in the world in new and liberating ways.

Order a copy of The Family Outing


The Forerunner: A Story of Pain and Perseverance in America by Cori Bush

Order a copy of The Forerunner

Embodying a new chapter in progressive politics that prioritizes the lives and stories of those most politically vulnerable at the core of its agenda, one of America’s most transformative politicians and activists presents this powerful and empowering memoir that is both a personal account and a fierce call to action.

Order a copy of The Forerunner


From Saturday Night to Sunday Night: My Forty Years of Laughter, Tears, and Touchdowns in TV by Dick Ebersol

Order a copy of From Saturday Night to Sunday Night

A memoir by the legendary television executive details his pioneering work on Saturday Night Live, Sunday Night Football, the Olympics, the NBA, music videos, late-night and more.

Order a copy of From Saturday Night to Sunday Night


Giuliani: The Rise and Tragic Fall of America's Mayor by Andrew Kirtzman

Order a copy of Giuliani

The author explores how the once-beloved leader fell from grace.

Order a copy of Giuliani


Grace: President Obama, His Speechwriter, and Ten Remarkable Days in the Battle for America by Cody Keenan

Order a copy of Grace

The former chief speechwriter for President Obama provides an account of 10 days in his presidency in June 2015 in the shadow of a racist massacre in Charleston and two impending Supreme Court decisions.

Order a copy of Grace


Hold the Line: The Insurrection and One Cop's Battle for America's Soul by Michael Fanone with John Shiffman

Place a hold on Hold the Line

An urgent warning about the growing threat to our democracy from a 20-year police veteran and former diehard Trump supporter who nearly lost his life during the insurrection of January 6th.

Place a hold on Hold the Line


Like a Rolling Stone: A Memoir by Jann S. Wenner

Order a copy of Like a Rolling Stone

The Rolling Stone magazine founder, co-editor and publisher offers a once-in-a-generation memoir from the beating heart of classic rock and roll.

Order a copy of Like a Rolling Stone


Madly, Deeply: The Diaries of Alan Rickman by Alan Rickman. Intro by Kate Winslet.

Place a hold on Madly, Deeply

Told through his diaries – a 25-year passion project, the beloved actor, political activist and more grants us access to his thoughts and insights on theater performances, the craft of acting, politics, friendships, work projects and his general musings on life.

Place a hold on Madly, Deeply


Making a Scene by Constance Wu

Place a hold on Making a Scene

The star of Crazy Rich Asians delivers her memoir in a series of essays.

Place a hold on Making a Scene


Martha Graham: When Dance Became Modern by Neil Baldwin

Order a copy of Martha Graham

Paints a revealing portrait of one of the most important artistic forces of the 20th century – the legendary dancer whose pioneering movements combined with her distinctive system of training, were the epitome of American modernism, performance as art – and whose profound influence is still being felt today.

Order a copy of Martha Graham


Morgenthau: Power, Privilege, and the Rise of an American Dynasty by Andrew Meier

Order a copy of Morgenthau

With unprecedented, exclusive access to family archives, and meticulously researched, an award-winning journalist and biographer chronicles how the Morgenthaus, who, after coming to America from Germany in 1866, made history in international diplomacy, in domestic politics and in America’s criminal justice system.

Order a copy of Morgenthau


My Travels With Mrs. Kennedy by Clint Hill with Lisa Mccubbin Hill

Order a copy of My Travels With Mrs. Kennedy

The #1 New York Times best-selling authors of Mrs. Kennedy and Me reveal never-before-told stories of Secret Service Agent Clint Hill’s travels with Jacqueline Kennedy through Europe, Asia, and South America. 

Order a copy of My Travels With Mrs. Kennedy


Newsroom Confidential: Lessons and Worries from a Life in Journalism by Margaret Sullivan

Order a copy of Newsroom Confidential

A trusted champion and critic of the American news media recounts her four decades of working in newsrooms big and small, taking us behind the scenes of the nation’s most influential news outlets to explore how Americans lost trust in the news and what it will take to regain it.

Order a copy of Newsroom Confidential


Off the Deep End by Giancarlo Granda & Mark Ebner

Order a copy of Off the Deep End

Taking readers on a wild ride through the monied corridors of power and profound hypocrisy, this book finally reveals the truth about Jerry Falwell Jr.’s fall from grace, which ultimately forced him to resign as president of the largest evangelical Christian university in the world.

Order a copy of Off the Deep End


One Hundred Saturdays: Stella Levi and the Search for a Lost World by Michael Frank. Illus by Maira Kalman.

Order a copy of One Hundred Saturdays

The story of 99-year-old Stella Levi whose conversations with the writer Michael Frank over the course of six years bring to life the vibrant world of Jewish Rhodes, the deportation to Auschwitz that extinguished 90 percent of her community and the resilience and wisdom of the woman who lived to tell the tale.

Order a copy of One Hundred Saturdays


Rated X: How Porn Liberated Me from Hollywood by Maitland Ward

Order a copy of Rated X

An empowering, sex-positive, behind-the-scenes look at both Hollywood and the porn industry.

Order a copy of Rated X


README.txt by Chelsea Manning

Order a copy of README.txt

When her sentence for disclosing classified and diplomatic records from Iraq is commuted by President Barack Obama, a former U.S. Army intelligence analyst recounts how her pleas for increased institutional transparency and government accountability took place alongside a fight to defend her rights as a trans woman.

Order a copy of README.txt


The Revolutionary Samuel Adams by Stacy Schiff

Order a copy of The Revolutionary Samuel Adams

Offers a biography of a noted Founding Father—the one who stood behind the change in thinking that produced the American Revolution.

Order a copy of The Revolutionary Samuel Adams


Savor: A Chef's Hunger for More by Fatima Ali & Tarajia Morrell

Order a copy of Savor

In this triumphant memoir, a young, boundary-breaking culinary star, diagnosed with a rare form of bone cancer, spends her final year savoring the world, delicious food and her loved ones, as she reflects on her life and her identity as a chef, a daughter and a queer woman butting up against traditional views.

Order a copy of Savor


Ted Kennedy: A Life by John A. Farrell

Place a hold on Ted Kennedy

Drawing on new sources, including segments of Kennedy’s personal diary and his private confessions to members of his family, an award-winning biographer, who covered this fourth son of the Kennedy clan closely for years, reveals his famously epic and turbulent life of almost unimaginable tragedy and triumph.

Place a hold on Ted Kennedy


To Love and Be Loved: A Personal Portrait of Mother Teresa by Jim Towey

Order a copy of To Love and Be Loved

From a trusted advisor and devoted friend of Mother Teresa comes a firsthand account of the woman behind the saint.

Order a copy of To Love and Be Loved


Uphill: A Memoir by Jemele Hill

Order a copy of Uphill: A Memoir

The Emmy Award-winning former cohost of ESPN’s SportsCenter, who was fired for calling President Trump “a white supremacist,” shares the whole story of her work, the women of her family and her complicated relationship with God as she forges a new path, no matter how uphill life’s battles might be.

Order a copy of Uphill: A Memoir


Waxing On: The Karate Kid and Me by Ralph Macchio

Place a hold on Waxing On

Based on both the classic movies and his current show, the actor, in this entertaining and nostalgic memoir, reflects on the legacy of The Karate Kid in film, pop culture and his own life.

Place a hold on Waxing On


Waypoints by Sam Heughan

Place a hold on Waypoints

Journey deep into the Highlands in the first memoir by a #1 New York Times best-selling author and star of Outlander, exploring his life and reflecting on the waypoints that define him.

Place a hold on Waypoints


You Should Sit Down for This: A Memoir About Wine, Life, and Cookies by Tamera Mowry-Housley

Place a hold on You Should Sit Down for This

In this empowering book, the beloved actress and TV personality shares how she stopped letting other people define her, tapped into her faith and tossed away negativity to hone her own happiness and create a unique path forward for herself, and encourages us to do the same.

Place a hold on You Should Sit Down for This


Business & economics

How to Invest: Masters on the Craft by David M. Rubenstein

Order a copy of How to Invest

A master class on investing from the cofounder of The Carlyle Group features conversations with the biggest names in finance.

Order a copy of How to Invest


The Rise of the Rest: How Entrepreneurs in Surprising Places Are Building the New American Dream by Steve Case

Order a copy of The Rise of the Rest

The cofounder of America Online and Revolution and New York Times best-selling author of The Third Wave, shows how entrepreneurs across the country are building groundbreaking companies, renewing communities and creating new jobs—in the process reimagining the American landscape and bringing people together around a shared future.

Order a copy of The Rise of the Rest


Saving Main Street: Small Business in the Time of Covid-19 by Gary Rivlin

Order a copy of Saving Main Street

A Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative reporter follows three small businesses and their employees, their struggles and their strategies to survive during and after COVID-19, while exploring how the decline of this American way of retail impacts our notions of American exceptionalism, community and civic duty.

Order a copy of Saving Main Street


When McKinsey Comes to Town: The Hidden Influence of the World's Most Powerful Consulting Firm by Walt Bogdanich & Michael Forsythe

Order a copy of When McKinsey Comes to Town

Conducting hundreds of interviews, obtaining tens of thousands revelatory documents and following the money, two prizewinning investigative journalists expose how the prestigious international consulting firm that advises corporations and governments has often made the world more unequal, more corrupt and more dangerous.

Order a copy of When McKinsey Comes to Town


The White Wall: How Big Finance Bankrupts Black America by Emily Flitter

Order a copy of The White Wall

An acclaimed New York Times finance reporter Looks at the systemic racism inside the American financial-services industry.

Order a copy of The White Wall


General Nonfiction

All That Is Wicked: A Gilded-age Story of Murder and the Race to Decode the Criminal Mind by Kate Winkler Dawson

Order a copy of All That Is Wicked

The documentary producer and crime historian who wrote American Sherlock tells the true story of the "Victorian-era Hannibal Lecter" who used his smarts and regal bearing to evade notice and punishment in the dazzling salons of New York social circles.

Order a copy of All That Is Wicked


The Big Bang Theory: The Definitive, Inside Story of the Epic Hit Series by Jessica Radloff

Order a copy of The Big Bang Theory

Giving readers an all-access pass to the most popular sitcom of the last decade, this official guide to The Big Bang Theory features hundreds of hours of interviews with the sitcom’s major players that recount both on-and-off screen stories.

Order a copy of The Big Bang Theory


The Book of Boundaries: End Resentment, Burnout, and Anxiety--and Reclaim Your Time, Energy, Health, and Relationships by Melissa Urban

Order a copy of The Book of Boundaries

The CEO of the Whole30 and an authority on helping people create lifelong healthy habits shows how establishing boundaries is the key to better mental health and self-confidence, improved productivity, greater energy and more fulfilling relationships.

Order a copy of The Book of Boundaries


The Book of Joe: Trying Not to Suck at Baseball and Life by Joe Maddon & Tom Verducci

Order a copy of The Book of Joe

Lessons in baseball enlightenment from a three-time MLB Manager of the Year.

Order a copy of The Book of Joe


Breathless: The Scientific Race to Defeat a Deadly Virus by David Quammen

Order a copy of Breathless

The story of the worldwide scientific quest to decipher the coronavirus SARS-CoV-2, trace its source and make possible the vaccines to fight the Covid-19 pandemic.

Order a copy of Breathless


The Come Up: An Oral History of the Rise of Hip-hop by Jonathan Abrams

Order a copy of The Come Up

Drawing on more than 300 interviews conducted over three years with DJs, executives, producers and artists, a New York Times best-selling author offers the most comprehensive account to date of hip-hop’s rise, conveying the drive, the stakes and the relentless creativity that ignited one of the greatest revolutions in modern music.

Order a copy of The Come Up


Family Values: Reset Trust, Boundaries, and Connection With Your Child by Charles Sophy

Order a copy of Family Values

A psychiatrist and former medical director helps parents rebuild their relationships with their children through four essential areas: trust, shared beliefs, family history and forgiveness and shows how to overcome generational wounds and create safety and stability.

Order a copy of Family Values


The Grandest Stage: A History of the World Series by Tyler Kepner

Order a copy of The Grandest Stage

Brings the rich history of baseball’s signature event, the World Series – where legends are made, to life, through fascinating stories dating back to the beginning in 1903 that are filled with humor, lore and analysis.

Order a copy of The Grandest Stage


The Great Age Reboot: Cracking the Longevity Code for a Younger Tomorrow by Michael F. Roizen, Peter Linneman & Albert Ratner

Order a copy of The Great Age Reset

As the human lifespan increases, a New York Times best-selling author offers an inspiring look into the future of longevity--and reveals how to prepare for a longer, healthier future.

Order a copy of The Great Age Reboot


Life Is Hard: How Philosophy Can Help Us Find Our Way by Kieran Setiya

Order a copy of Life Is Hard

Deeply personal and thought-provoking, this book, drawing on ancient and modern philosophy, as well as fiction, history, memoir, film, comedy, social science and stories from the author’s own experience, offers a map for navigating rough terrain, from personal trauma to the injustice and absurdity of the world.

Order a copy of Life Is Hard


A More Just Future: Psychological Tools for Reckoning With Our Past and Driving Social Change by Dolly Chugh

Order a copy of A More Just Future

An award-winning professor of social psychology offers a collection of psychological tools for developing the ability to confront the shame and guilt of our whitewashed history and move to build a better future.

Order a copy of A More Just Future


My People: Five Decades of Writing About Black Lives by Charlayne Hunter-Gault

Order a copy of My People

Sharing her storied career spanning five decades, a legendary Emmy Award-winning journalist presents this collection of groundbreaking reportage, from the Civil Rights Movement through the election and inauguration of America’s first Black president and beyond, chronicling the Black experience through trials, tragedies and triumphs and everyday lives.

Order a copy of My People


Nineteen Ways of Looking at Consciousness by Patrick House

Order a copy of Nineteen Ways of Looking at Consciousness

A concise and thought-provoking exploration of the mystery of consciousness and the functioning of the brain.

Order a copy of Nineteen Ways of Looking at Consciousness


The Other Side of Prospect: A Story of Violence, Injustice, and the American City by Nicholas Dawidoff

Order a copy of The Other Side of Prospect

Tracing the histories of three people whose lives meet in tragedy – victim Pete Fields, likely murderer Major and Bobby, who served time for this crime he didn’t commit, a New Haven native shows how this injustice tells a deeper story – one that reveals the enduring legacies of social and economic disparity.

Order a copy of The Other Side of Prospect


The Ransomware Hunting Team: A Band of Misfits' Improbable Crusade to Save the World from Cybercrime by Renee Dudley & Daniel Golden

Order a copy of The Ransomware Hunting Team

This real-life technological thriller follows a band of misfits who have used their extraordinary skills to save millions of ransomware victims from paying billions of dollars to criminals, tracking the ups and downs of their work as they take on the biggest cybersecurity threats of our time.

Order a copy of The Ransomware Hunting Team


A Silent Fire: The Story of Inflammation, Diet, and Disease by Shilpa Ravella

Order a copy of A Silent Fire

A leading gastroenterologist looks at inflammation, the body’s natural response to external threats, including its role as a driving factor modern disease and how we can prevent, treat or even reverse it.

Order a copy of A Silent Fire


Somewhere Sisters: A Story of Adoption, Identity, and the Meaning of Family by Erika Hayasaki

Order a copy of Somewhere Sisters

Identical twins Isabella and Hà were born in Vietnam and raised on opposite sides of the world, each knowing little about the other’s existence, until they were reunited as teenagers, against all odds.

Order a copy of Somewhere Sisters


The Song of the Cell: An Exploration of Medicine and the New Human by Siddhartha Mukherjee

Order a copy of The Song of the Cell

Presenting revelatory and exhilarating stories of scientists, doctors and the patients whose lives may be saved by their work, a Pulitzer Prize-winning author, drawing on his own experience as a researcher, doctor and prolific reader, explores medicine and our radical new ability to manipulate cells.

Order a copy of The Song of the Cell


Still Distracted After All These Years: Help and Support for Older Adults With ADHD by Kathleen G. Nadeau

Order a copy of Still Distracted After All These Years

A foremost authority on ADHD, dedicated to the health and wellbeing of today’s older adults with this disorder, offers strategies to build a support system, gain better control over daily life and create a more ADHD-friend retirement.

Order a copy of Still Distracted After All These Years


Working Girls: Trixie and Katya's Guide to Professional Womanhood by Trixie Mattel & Katya

Order a copy of Working Girls

Accompanied by gorgeous and hilarious photographs, the immensely popular drag queens return with probably very misguided advice for women in the workplace, in this satirical guide to professional womanhood.

Order a copy of Working Girls


History

The Abyss: Nuclear Crisis Cuba 1962 by Max Hastings

Order a copy of The Abyss

An award-winning journalist reevaluates the Cuban Missile Crisis, one of the most gripping and tense international events in modern history, seeking to explain the attitudes and conduct of the Soviets, Cubans and Americans, and recreate the heightened fears of countless innocent bystanders whose lives hung in the balance.

Order a copy of The Abyss


American Midnight: The Great War, a Violent Peace, and Democracy's Forgotten Crisis by Adam Hochschild

Order a copy of American Midnight

The award-winning New York Times best-selling historian examines America during World War I and its troubled aftermath, which included torture, censorship, racial-motivated killings and threats to democracy.

Order a copy of American Midnight


American Sirens: The Incredible Story of the Black Men Who Became America's First Paramedics by Kevin Hazzard

Order a copy of American Sirens

The story of a group of Black men in Pittsburgh who became the first paramedics in America and forever changed how emergency medicine is administered, only to find their history and legacy erased.

Order a copy of American Sirens


Brave Hearted: The Women of the American West by Katie Hickman

Order a copy of Brave Hearted

Drawing on letters, diaries and contemporary accounts, this history of women's experiences in the Wild West focuses tells the stories of both the women who were brutally exploited as well as those fought incredible odds to forge home and identities.

Order a copy of Brave Hearted


The Escape Artist: The Man Who Broke Out of Auschwitz to Warn the World by Jonathan Freedland

Order a copy of The Escape Artist

Tells the incredible story of Rudolf Vrba, a brilliant, yet troubled young man – and gifted “escape artist,” whose became the first Jew to break out of Auschwitz to reveal the truth of the death camp to the world, earning his place in the annals of World War II.

Order a copy of The Escape Artist


The Fight of Our Lives: My Time With Zelenskyy, Ukraine's Battle for Democracy, and What It Means for the World by Iuliia Mendel

Order a copy of The Fight of Our Lives

When Ukrainian journalist Iuliia Mendel got the call she had been hired to work for President Volodymyr Zelenskyy, she had no idea what was to come.

Order a copy of The Fight of Our Lives


Half American: The Epic Story of African Americans Fighting World War II at Home and Abroad by Matthew Delmont

Place a hold on Half American

This history of World War II as told from the African American perspective looks at the bravery and patriotism of the one million Black men and women who served in the face of unfathomable racism.

Place a hold on Half American


Illustrated Black History: Honoring the Iconic and the Unseen by George McCalman

Order a copy of Illustrated Black History

Profiling 145 Black heroes, both famous and unsung, in politics, science, literature, music and more, this illuminating, informative, vibrant and timely compendium showcases the depth and breadth of Black genius.

Order a copy of Illustrated Black History


Indivisible: Daniel Webster and the Birth of American Nationalism by Joel Richard Paul

Order a copy of Indivisible

A historian and law professor examines how Daniel Webster rose to national prominence by planting the seeds of American nationalism and arguing that Constitution was an agreement made by the states but an expression of the will of all Americans.

Order a copy of Indivisible


Mussolini's Daughter: The Most Dangerous Woman in Europe by Caroline Moorehead

Order a copy of Mussolini's Daughter

Drawing on archival material, some newly released, along with memoirs and personal papers, this incredible story recounts the life of Mussolini’s daughter Edda, a proponent of fascism who played a key role in one of the most terrifying and violent periods in human history.

Order a copy of Mussolini's Daughter


Realigners: Partisan Hacks, Political Visionaries, and the Struggle to Rule American Democracy by Timothy Shenk

Order a copy of Realigners

This entertaining and thought-provoking reassessment of the American tradition, from Alexander Hamilton to Alexandra Ocasio-Cortez, stresses the strife among elites and the volatile mixes and remixes of the democratic idea that define our history as radical voices search for new conceptions of what self-governance can mean.

Order a copy of Realigners


The Sassoons: The Great Global Merchants and the Making of an Empire by Joseph Sassoon

Order a copy of The Sassoons

Chronicling the making of a dynasty, one of the great untold sagas of a gilded Jewish Bagdadi family who started from nothing, this riveting story shows how they built a vast empire through finance and trade that reached across three continents, and ultimately changed the destinies of nations.

Order a copy of The Sassoons


White Knights in the Black Orchestra: The Extraordinary Story of the Germans Who Resisted Hitler by Tom Dunkel

Order a copy of White Knights in the Black Orchestra

This real-life espionage thriller traces the dangerous movements of a shadowy confederation of traitors called the “Black Orchestra” determined to undermine the Third Reich from the inside as they and their families face constant danger of being exposed and executed.

Order a copy of White Knights in the Black Orchestra


Political Science

Confidence Man: The Making of Donald Trump and the Breaking of America by Maggie Haberman

Place a hold on Confidence Man

The Pulitzer-Prize-winning New York Times reporter chronicles the rise of our 45th president, from his days as a New York City real estate developer to vanguard of a new norm-shattering era in American political history.

Place a hold on Confidence Man


If You Want Something Done: Leadership Lessons from Bold Women by Nikki R. Haley

Order a copy of If You Want Something Done

The former Governor and Ambassador to the United Nations offers examples of women who we able to succeed in the face of obstacles, from famous names such as Margaret Thatcher and Gold Meir, to lesser known leaders.

Order a copy of If You Want Something Done


The Persuaders: At the Front Lines of the Fight for Hearts, Minds, and Democracy by Anand Giridharadas

Order a copy of The Persuaders

Taking us inside movements and battles for justice, seeking out the dissenters who continue to champion persuasion in an age of polarization, the subjects of this book grapple with how to call out threats and injustices while calling in those who don’t agree with them but just might one day.

Order a copy of The Persuaders


Profiles in Ignorance: How America's Politicians Got Dumb and Dumber by Andy Borowitz

Order a copy of Profiles in Ignorance

A humorist examines the intellectual deterioration of American politics, from Ronald Reagan to Dan Quayle, from George W. Bush to Sarah Palin, to its apotheosis in Donald J. Trump.

Order a copy of Profiles in Ignorance


Raising Them Right: The Untold Story of America's Ultraconservative Youth Movement and Its Plot for Power by Kyle Spencer

Order a copy of Raising Them Right

Using original reporting and unprecedented access, an award-winning journalist chronicles the people and organizations working to lure millions of unsuspecting young American voters into the far-right fold, harnessing social media in alarming ways and capitalizing on the democratization of celebrity culture.

Order a copy of Raising Them Right


They Knew: How a Culture of Conspiracy Keeps America Complacent by Sarah Kendzior

Order a copy of They Knew

Exploring the United States’ “culture of conspiracy,” a New York Times best-selling author exposes the conspiracy tactics powerful actors use to placate an inquisitive public, and how these conspiracies have shaped, and will continue to shape, our democracy.

Order a copy of They Knew


Unchecked: The Untold Story Behind Congress's Botched Impeachments of Donald Trump by Rachael Bade & Karoun Demirjian

Order a copy of Unchecked

Based on hundreds of interviews with all the key players, the authors, in this dramatic, and, at times, crushing work of investigative reporting, examine how Congress twice fumbled its best chance to hold accountable a president many considered one of the most dangerous in American history.

Order a copy of Unchecked


Waging a Good War: A Military History of the Civil Rights Movement, 1954-1968 by Thomas E. Ricks

Order a copy of Waging a Good War

A Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter offers a fresh perspective on the civil rights movement of the 1950s and 1960s and its legacy today, narrating its triumphs and defeats and highlighting lesser-known figures who played critical roles in fashioning nonviolence into an effective tool.

Order a copy of Waging a Good War


Weapons of Mass Delusion: When the Republican Party Lost Its Mind by Robert Draper

Order a copy of Weapons of Mass Delusion

Showing how a new breed of Republicans have brought American democracy to the edge, a chronicler of the American political scene for over 25 years tells the story of a fearful test of our ability, as a country, to hold together a system of government grounded in truth and the rule of law.

Order a copy of Weapons of Mass Delusion