Award Winners

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  1. Book ImageThe Internal Enemy: Slavery and War in Virginia, 1772-1832

    Alan Taylor

    Winner of the 2014 Pulitzer Prize for History

    This searing story of slavery and freedom in the Chesapeake by a Pulitzer Prize–winning historian reveals the pivot in the nation’s path between the founding and civil war.More

  2. Book ImageLove Soup: 160 All-New Vegetarian Recipes from the Author of The Vegetarian Epicure

    Anna Thomas

    Winner of the James Beard Foundation Book of the Year, Healthy Focus: delicious recipes for vegetarian soups from the author of “the most influential cookbooks in the history of modern vegetarian cuisine” (Chicago Sun-Times).More

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

    Kip S. Thorne, Stephen W. Hawking

    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

  4. Book ImageTinkering with Eden: A Natural History of Exotic Species in America

    Kim Todd

    A bewitching look at nonnative species in American ecosystems, by the heir apparent to McKibben and Quammen.More

  5. Book ImageSugar and Rum: A Novel

    Barry Unsworth

    A "powerfully done" (Times Literary Supplement) and tantalizingly semi-autobiographical novel from the author of the Booker Prize-winning Sacred Hunger.More

  6. Book ImageSacred Hunger

    Barry Unsworth

    Winner of the 1992 Booker Prize for Fiction: "Possibly the best novel I've read in the last decade."—David HalberstamMore

  7. 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

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  10. Book ImageWhere Mountains Are Nameless: Passion and Politics in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge

    Jonathan Waterman

    The "compelling" (Seattle Times) story behind a most sacred piece of American wilderness.More

  11. Book ImageLast Days of the Dog-Men: Stories

    Brad Watson

    "His people and dogs—those wonderful dogs!—come alive with honest, thrumming energy." —The New York Times Book ReviewMore

  12. Book ImageGlue

    Irvine Welsh

    An epic novel about the bonds of friendship from the author of Trainspotting.More

  13. Book ImageRailroaded: The Transcontinentals and the Making of Modern America

    Richard White

    "A powerful book, crowded with telling details and shrewd observations."  —Michael Kazin, New York Times Book ReviewMore

  14. Book ImageThe Rise of American Democracy: Jefferson to Lincoln

    Sean Wilentz

    Winner of the Bancroft Award: "Monumental…a tour de force…awesome in its coverage of political events."—Gordon Wood, New York Times Book ReviewMore

  15. Book ImageBreasts: A Natural and Unnatural History

    Florence Williams

    An engaging narrative about an incredible, life-giving organ and its imperiled modern fate.More

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