Award Winners

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  1. Book ImageThe Fiery Trial: Abraham Lincoln and American Slavery

    Eric Foner

    “A masterwork [by] the preeminent historian of the Civil War era.”—Boston GlobeMore

  2. Book ImageThe Cailiffs of Baghdad, Georgia: A Novel

    Mary Helen Stefaniak

    “A delightful story. . . . Once you enter its pages and the worlds therein, it’s hard to leave.”—Carol Bicak, Omaha World HeraldMore

  3. Book ImageGreat House: A Novel

    Nicole Krauss

    Finalist for the 2010 National Book Award in Fiction
    Winner of the 2011 ABA Indies Choice Honor Award in Fiction
    Winner of the 2011 Anisfield-Wolf Award
    Shortlisted for the 2011 Orange Prize in Fiction

    A powerful, soaring novel about a stolen desk that contains the secrets, and becomes the obsession, of the lives it passes through.More

  4. Book ImageThe Honor Code: How Moral Revolutions Happen

    Kwame Anthony Appiah

    "[Appiah's] work reveals the heart and sensitivity of a novelist. . . .Fascinating, erudite and beautifully written."—The New York Times Book ReviewMore

  5. Book ImageCharlie Chan: The Untold Story of the Honorable Detective and His Rendezvous with American History

    Yunte Huang

    Shortlisted for the 2010 National Book Critics Circle Award in Biography and the 2011 Edgar Award for Best Critical/Biographical Book: “An ingenious and absorbing book. . . . It will permanently change the way we tell this troubled yet gripping story.”—Jonathan SpenceMore

  6. Book ImageThe 9/11 Commission Report: The Attack from Planning to Aftermath

    National Commission on Terrorist Attacks, Philip D. Zelikow

    Authorized Text, Shorter Edition

    “A document of historic sweep and almost unprecedented detail.”—Washington PostMore

  7. Book ImageWhere I Live: New & Selected Poems 1990-2010

    Maxine Kumin

    "The power that Kumin draws from and brings to literature is potent and seemingly inexhaustible."—BooklistMore

  8. Book ImageHovering at a Low Altitude: The Collected Poetry of Dahlia Ravikovitch

    Dahlia Ravikovitch, Chana Bloch, Chana Kronfeld

    “[Ravikovitch’s] poems hum their messages like tuning forks. . . . [She] reaches visionary heights.”—Margot Lurie, New CriterionMore

  9. Book ImageNica's Dream: The Life and Legend of the Jazz Baroness

    David Kastin

    The first biography of the legendary Rothschild heiress who reigned as New York’s “Jazz Baroness.”More

  10. Book ImageThe Price of Altruism: George Price and the Search for the Origins of Kindness

    Oren Harman

    “Enthralling.”—Frans de Waal, The New York Times Book ReviewMore

  11. Book ImageParisians: An Adventure History of Paris

    Graham Robb

    The New York Times bestseller: the secrets of the City of Light, revealed in the lives of the great, the near-great, and the forgotten—by the author of the acclaimed The Discovery of France.More

  12. Book ImageNever-Ending Birds: Poems

    David Baker

    “This collection is moving, emotionally raw, yet subtle and careful.”—Benjamin S. Grossberg, Antioch ReviewMore

  13. Book ImageSupreme Power: Franklin Roosevelt vs. the Supreme Court

    Jeff Shesol

    "A stunning work of history."—Doris Kearns Goodwin, author of No Ordinary Time and Team of RivalsMore

  14. Book ImageThe Big Short: Inside the Doomsday Machine

    Michael Lewis

    The #1 New York Times bestseller: "It is the work of our greatest financial journalist, at the top of his game. And it's essential reading."—Graydon Carter, Vanity FairMore

  15. Book ImageRemembering Survival: Inside a Nazi Slave-Labor Camp

    Christopher R. Browning

    "An important, revealing story, exceptionally well told."—Jonathan Yardley, Washington PostMore

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