Let's All Kill Constance

On a dismal evening in the previous century, an unnamed writer in Venice, California, answers a furious pounding at his beachfront bungalow door and again admits Constance...

The Fate of Rome Climate, Disease, and the End of an Empire

A sweeping new history of how climate change and disease helped bring down the Roman EmpireHere is the monumental retelling of one of the most consequential chapters of human...

Mickey and Willie Mantle and Mays, The Parallel Lives of Baseball's Golden Age

Allen Barra is a contributing editor of American Heritage magazine and a widely acclaimed sportswriter. In Mickey and Willie, Barra reveals the surprising commonalities of two of...

Arcadia

Lauren Groff’s acclaimed debut novel The Monsters of Templeton was short-listed for the Orange Prize. Her second novel, Arcadia opens in the late 1960s with a group of young...

The Quiet World Saving Alaska's Wilderness Kingdom, 1910-1960

In this fascinating follow-up to his New York Times bestseller Wilderness Warrior, acclaimed historian Douglas Brinkley offers a riveting, expansive look at the past and present...

Anthem

Ayn Rand's classic tale of a dystopian future of the great "We" - a world that deprives individuals of a name or independence - that anticipates her later masterpieces, The...

Paper Paging Through History

From the New York Times best-selling author of Cod and Salt, a definitive history of paper and the astonishing ways it has shaped today's world. Paper is one of the simplest and...

Powers of Two Finding the Essence of Innovation in Creative Pairs

A revelatory synthesis of cultural history and social psychology that shows how one-to-one collaboration drives creative success. Weaving the lives of scores of creative...

We Have the War Upon Us The Onset of the Civil War: November 1860-April 1861

Noted historian William J. Cooper has forged a reputation as one of today's foremost Civil War experts. In We Have the War Upon Us, Cooper takes a fresh look at the months between...

How Music Works

Best known as a founding member and principal songwriter of the iconic band Talking Heads, David Byrne has received Grammy, Oscar, and Golden Globe awards and has been inducted...

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