Bestsellers & Award Winners

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  1. Book Image"Most Blessed of the Patriarchs": Thomas Jefferson and the Empire of the Imagination

    Annette Gordon-Reed, Peter S. Onuf

    A groundbreaking work of history that explicates Thomas Jefferson’s vision of himself, the American Revolution, Christianity, slavery, and race.More

  2. Book ImageThieves of State: Why Corruption Threatens Global Security

    Sarah Chayes

    Winner of the 2015 Los Angeles Times Book Prize for Current Interest.

    "I can’t imagine a more important book for our time." —Sebastian JungerMore

  3. Book ImageKilling a King: The Assassination of Yitzhak Rabin and the Remaking of Israel

    Dan Ephron

    Winner of the 2015 Los Angeles Times Book Prize for History and a New York Times Notable Book of 2015.

    A riveting story about the murder that changed a nation: the assassination of Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin.More

  4. Book ImageThe Courage to Act: A Memoir of a Crisis and Its Aftermath

    Ben S. Bernanke

    A New York Times Bestseller

    An unrivaled look at the fight to save the American economy.More

  5. Book ImageTennessee Williams: Mad Pilgrimage of the Flesh

    John Lahr

    National Book Critics Circle Award Winner: Biography Category
    National Book Award Finalist
    2015 Winner of the Sheridan Morley Prize for Theatre Biography
    American Academy of Arts and Letters’ Harold D. Vursell Memorial Award
    A Chicago Tribune 'Best Books of 2014'
    USA Today: 10 Books We Loved Reading
    Washington Post, 10 Best Books of 2014

    The definitive biography of America's greatest playwright from the celebrated drama critic of The New Yorker.More

  6. Book ImageGulp: Adventures on the Alimentary Canal

    Mary Roach

    The irresistible, ever-curious, and always best-selling Mary Roach returns with a new adventure to the invisible realm we carry around inside.More

  7. Book ImageWhitey Bulger: America's Most Wanted Gangster and the Manhunt That Brought Him to Justice

    Kevin Cullen, Shelley Murphy

    "This is the definitive story of Whitey Bulger…a masterwork of reporting." —Michael Connelly, best-selling author of The Black BoxMore

  8. Book ImageThe Swerve: How the World Became Modern

    Stephen Greenblatt

    Winner of the 2012 Pulitzer Prize for Non-Fiction 
    Winner of the 2011 National Book Award for Non-FictionMore

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

    Eric Foner

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

  10. Book ImageThe Shallows: What the Internet Is Doing to Our Brains

    Nicholas Carr

    Finalist for the 2011 Pulitzer Prize in General Nonfiction: “Nicholas Carr has written a Silent Spring for the literary mind.”—Michael Agger, SlateMore

  11. 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

  12. 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

  13. 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

  14. Book ImageThe Perfect Storm: A True Story of Men Against the Sea

    Sebastian Junger

    There is nothing imaginary about Junger's book; it is all terrifyingly, awesomely real.--Los Angeles TimesMore

  15. Book ImageThe History of Love: A Novel

    Nicole Krauss

    ONE OF THE MOST LOVED NOVELS OF THE DECADE.

    A long-lost book reappears, mysteriously connecting an old man searching for his son and a girl seeking a cure for her widowed mother's loneliness.More

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