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  1. Book ImageNomadland: Surviving America in the Twenty-First Century

    Jessica Bruder

    The end of retirement?More

  2. Book ImageThis Blessed Earth: A Year in the Life of an American Family Farm

    Ted Genoways

    Is there still a place for the farm in today’s America?More

  3. Book ImageFractured Continent: Europe's Crises and the Fate of the West

    William Drozdiak

    An urgent examination of how the political and social volatility in Europe impacts the United States and the rest of the world.More

  4. Book ImageCuz: The Life and Times of Michael A.

    Danielle Allen

    So tender yet courageous is this fierce family memoir that it makes mass incarceration nothing less than a new American tragedy.More

  5. Book ImageNo Apparent Distress: A Doctor's Coming-of-Age on the Front Lines of American Medicine

    Rachel Pearson

    A brutally frank memoir about doctors and patients in a health care system that puts the poor at risk.More

  6. Book ImageThe Morning They Came For Us: Dispatches from Syria

    Janine di Giovanni

    A New York Post Best Book of 2016
    Winner of the 2016 IWMF Courage in Journalism Award
    Winner of the 2016 Hay Festival Medal for Prose

    "Destined to become a classic." —Lisa Shea, ElleMore

  7. Book ImageAnatomy of Terror: From the Death of bin Laden to the Rise of the Islamic State

    Ali Soufan

    A compelling, definitive account of how and why bin Laden’s ideology keeps rising from the dead.More

  8. Book ImageA Colony in a Nation

    Chris Hayes

    New York Times best-selling author and Emmy Award–winning news anchor Chris Hayes argues that there are really two Americas: a Colony and a Nation.More

  9. Book ImageThe New Odyssey: The Story of the Twenty-First Century Refugee Crisis

    Patrick Kingsley

    In the humane tradition of Katherine Boo’s Behind the Beautiful Forevers comes a searing account of the international refugee crisis.More

  10. Book ImageThe Shia Revival

    Vali Nasr

    Updated Edition

    “Historically incisive, geographically broad-reaching, and brimming with illuminating anecdotes.” —Max Rodenbeck, New York Review of BooksMore

  11. Book ImageZika: The Emerging Epidemic

    Donald G. McNeil, Jr.

    A gripping narrative about the origins and spread of the Zika virus by New York Times science reporter Donald G. McNeil Jr.More

  12. Book ImageThe Great Divide: Unequal Societies and What We Can Do About Them

    Joseph E. Stiglitz

    In the face of rising inequality in America, Joseph E. Stiglitz charts a path toward real recovery and a more equal society.More

  13. Book ImageThe Big Short: Inside the Doomsday Machine

    Michael Lewis

    movie tie-in

    The #1 New York Times bestseller—Now a Major Motion Picture from Paramount PicturesMore

  14. Book ImageSaving Gotham: A Billionaire Mayor, Activist Doctors, and the Fight for Eight Million Lives

    Tom Farley

    The inside story of the most audacious public health campaign of the twenty-first century.More

  15. Book ImageMove: Putting America’s Infrastructure Back in the Lead

    Rosabeth Moss Kanter

    "America has been waiting for a call to think big and act big as we envision our transportation future. Kanter's important book is it." —Deval Patrick, governor of Massachusetts, 2007—2015More

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