Academic Association Awards

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  1. Book ImageMesa of Sorrows: A History of the Awatovi Massacre

    James F. Brooks

    A scrupulously researched investigation of the mysterious massacre of Hopi Indians at Awat'ovi, and the event's echo through American history.More

  2. Book ImageThe Elegant Universe: Superstrings, Hidden Dimensions, and the Quest for the Ultimate Theory

    Brian Greene

    The international bestseller that inspired a major Nova special and sparked a new understanding of the universe, now with a new preface and epilogue.More

  3. Book ImageThe Art and Politics of Science

    Harold Varmus

    A Nobel Prize–winning cancer biologist, leader of major scientific institutions, and scientific adviser to President Obama reflects on his remarkable career.More

  4. Book ImageThe Hemingses of Monticello: An American Family

    Annette Gordon-Reed

    Winner of the National Book Award and the Pulitzer Prize: “[A] commanding and important book.”—Jill Lepore, The New YorkerMore

  5. Book ImageGoing Down Jericho Road: The Memphis Strike, Martin Luther King's Last Campaign

    Michael K. Honey

    The definitive history of the epic struggle for economic justice that became Martin Luther King Jr.'s last crusade.More

  6. Book ImagePathfinders: A Global History of Exploration

    Felipe Fernández-Armesto

    "A brilliant and readable book...a rich study of humankind's restless spirit." —Candice Millard, New York Times Book ReviewMore

  7. Book ImageThe Making of the Fittest: DNA and the Ultimate Forensic Record of Evolution

    Sean B. Carroll

    DNA evidence not only solves crimes—in Sean Carroll's hands it will now end the Evolution Wars.More

  8. Book ImageThe Conquest of Nature: Water, Landscape, and the Making of Modern Germany

    David Blackbourn

    "Brilliantly conceived....[A] tour de force in historical writing."—Ian KershawMore

  9. Book ImageA Murder in Virginia: Southern Justice on Trial

    Suzanne Lebsock

    "[Makes] history, with all its messiness, ugliness, and even humanity, come vividly alive."—Chicago TribuneMore

  10. Book ImageSelected Poems and Prose of Paul Celan

    Paul Celan, John Felstiner

    The most wide-ranging volume of the work of Europe's leading postwar poet, including previously unpublished writings.More

  11. Book ImageAmerican Son: A Novel

    Brian Ascalon Roley

    A powerful novel about ethnically fluid California, and the corrosive relationship between two Filipino brothers.More

  12. Book ImageEmbracing Defeat: Japan in the Wake of World War II

    John W. Dower

    Winner of the Pulitzer Prize, the 1999 National Book Award for Nonfiction, finalist for the Lionel Gelber Prize and the Kiriyama Pacific Rim Book Prize, Embracing Defeat is John W. Dower's brilliant examination of Japan in the immediate, shattering aftermath of World War II.More

  13. Book ImageBlack Holes & Time Warps: Einstein's Outrageous Legacy

    Kip Thorne, Stephen W. Hawking

    Winner of the 2017 Nobel Prize in Physics

    Ever since Albert Einstein's general theory of relativity burst upon the world in 1915 some of the most brilliant minds of our century have sought to decipher the mysteries bequeathed by that theory, a legacy so unthinkable in some respects that even Einstein himself rejected them.More

  14. Book ImageHen's Teeth and Horse's Toes: Further Reflections in Natural History

    Stephen Jay Gould

    "Lively and fascinating. . . . [Gould] writes beautifully about science and the wonders of nature."—Tracy KidderMore

  15. Book ImageWonderful Life: The Burgess Shale and the Nature of History

    Stephen Jay Gould

    "[An] extraordinary book. . . . Mr. Gould is an exceptional combination of scientist and science writer. . . . He is thus exceptionally well placed to tell these stories, and he tells them with fervor and intelligence."—James Gleick, New York Times Book ReviewMore