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Talking to Strangers

by Malcolm Gladwell Little, Brown and Company (September 09, 2019)

A Best Book of the Year: The Financial Times, Bloomberg, Chicago Tribune, and Detroit Free Pres

Malcolm Gladwell, host of the podcast Revisionist History and author of the #1 New York Times bestseller Outliers...


The Economists' Hour

by Binyamin Appelbaum Little, Brown and Company (September 01, 2019)

In this "lively and entertaining" history of ideas (Liaquat Ahamed, The New Yorker), New York Times editorial writer Binyamin Appelbaum tells the story of the people who sparked four decades of economic revolution....


Chaos

by Tom O'Neill & Dan Piepenbring Little, Brown and Company (June 24, 2019)

A journalist's twenty-year fascination with the Manson murders leads to shocking new revelations about the FBI's involvement in this riveting reassessment of an infamous case in American history.

Over two grim...


The Bastard Brigade

by Sam Kean Little, Brown and Company (July 08, 2019)

From New York Times bestselling author Sam Kean comes the gripping, untold story of a renegade group of scientists and spies determined to keep Adolf Hitler from obtaining the ultimate prize: a nuclear bomb....


An Innocent Bystander

by Julie Salamon Little, Brown and Company (June 10, 2019)

The definitive story of one American family at the center of a single, shocking act of international terrorism that "manages to capture the essence of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict" (Dan Ephron).

On October...


Upheaval

by Jared Diamond Little, Brown and Company (May 06, 2019)

A "riveting and illuminating" Bill Gates Summer Reading pick about how and why some nations recover from trauma and others don't (Yuval Noah Harari), by the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of the landmark bestseller...


Surprise, Kill, Vanish

by Annie Jacobsen Little, Brown and Company (May 13, 2019)

From Pulitzer Prize finalist Annie Jacobsen, the untold USA Today bestselling story of the CIA's secret paramilitary units.

Surprise . . . your target. Kill . . . your enemy. Vanish . . . without a trace.

When...


Brothers Down

by Walter R. Borneman Little, Brown and Company (May 13, 2019)

A deeply personal and never-before-told account of one of America's darkest days, from the bestselling author of The Admirals and MacArthur at War.

The surprise attack at Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941 remains...


The Queen

by Josh Levin Little, Brown and Company (May 20, 2019)

Winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award in Biography

In this critically acclaimed true crime tale of "welfare queen" Linda Taylor, a Slate editor reveals a "wild, only-in-America story" of political...


A Woman's Place

by Deepi Ahluwalia, Stef Ferrari & Jessica Olah Little, Brown and Company (March 04, 2019)

Discover the trailblazing women who changed the world from their kitchens.

If "a woman's place is in the kitchen," why is the history of food such an old boys' club?

A Woman's Place sets the record straight,...


Shoot for the Moon

by James Donovan Little, Brown and Company (March 11, 2019)

Learn why NASA astronaut Mike Collins calls this extraordinary space race story "the best book on Apollo": this inspiring and intimate ode to ingenuity celebrates one of the most daring feats in human history....


Theater of the World

by Thomas Reinertsen Berg & Alison McCullough Little, Brown and Company (December 03, 2018)

A beautifully illustrated full-color history of mapmaking across centuries -- a must-read for history buffs and armchair travelers.

Theater of the World offers a fascinating history of mapmaking, using the visual...


The Man in the Glass House

by Mark Lamster Little, Brown and Company (November 05, 2018)

A "smoothly written and fair-minded" (Wall Street Journal) biography of architect Philip Johnson -- a finalist for the National Book Critic's Circle Award.

When Philip Johnson died in 2005 at the age of 98,...


Philistines at the Hedgerow

by Steven Gaines Little, Brown and Company (August 06, 2018)

Bestselling author Steven Gaines's "richly entertaining" (People) and juicy social history of the Hamptons.

As one of America's most fabled communities--long a magnet for artists, celebrities, the very rich,...


In His Own Words

by Nelson Mandela, Kofi Annan & Bill Clinton Little, Brown and Company (June 11, 2018)

In spreading the message of freedom, equality, and human dignity, Nelson Mandela helped transform not only his own nation, but the entire world. Now his most important speeches are collected in a single volume....


The Lady Queen

by Nancy Goldstone Little, Brown and Company (August 31, 2018)

The riveting history of a beautiful queen, a shocking murder, a papal trial -- and a reign as triumphant as any in the Middle Ages.

On March 15, 1348, twenty-two-year-old Joanna I, Queen of Naples, stood trial...


Assad or We Burn the Country

by Sam Dagher Little, Brown and Company (May 27, 2019)

From a Pulitzer Prize-nominated journalist specializing in the Middle East, this groundbreaking account of the Syrian Civil War reveals the never-before-published true story of a 21st-century humanitarian disaster....


New World, Inc.

by John Butman & Simon Targett Little, Brown and Company (March 19, 2018)

Three generations of English merchant adventurers-not the Pilgrims, as we have so long believed-were the earliest founders of America. Profit-not piety-was their primary motive.

Some seventy years before the...


Inside Camp David

by Michael Giorgione Little, Brown and Company (October 23, 2017)

The first-ever insider account of Camp David, the president's private retreat, on the seventy-fifth anniversary of its inception.

Never before have the gates of Camp David been opened to the public. Intensely...


MacArthur at War

by Walter R. Borneman Little, Brown and Company (May 09, 2016)

The definitive account of General Douglas MacArthur's rise during World War II, from the author of the bestseller The Admirals.

World War II changed the course of history. Douglas MacArthur changed the course...


Truevine

by Beth Macy Little, Brown and Company (October 17, 2016)

The true story of two African-American brothers who were kidnapped and displayed as circus freaks, and whose mother endured a 28-year struggle to get them back.

The year was 1899 and the place a sweltering tobacco...


What Have We Done

by David Wood Little, Brown and Company (October 31, 2016)

From Pulitzer Prize-¬?winning journalist David Wood, a battlefield view of moral injury, the signature wound of America's 21st century wars.

Most Americans are now familiar with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder...


The Kingdom of Speech

by Tom Wolfe Little, Brown and Company (August 29, 2016)

The maestro storyteller and reporter provocatively argues that what we think we know about speech and human evolution is wrong.

Tom Wolfe, whose legend began in journalism, takes us on an eye-opening journey...


Rise of the Rocket Girls

by Nathalia Holt Little, Brown and Company (April 04, 2016)

The riveting true story of the women who launched America into space.

In the 1940s and 50s, when the newly minted Jet Propulsion Laboratory needed quick-thinking mathematicians to calculate velocities and plot...