One of the highest-ranked women to ever work on Wall Street explains to women how to evaluate themselves and their careers by embracing and investing in unique traits proven to make women stronger leaders, better team players and more valuable assets to companies and employers.
An award-winning overseas correspondent describes China’s quest for pan-Asian dominance through bullying other countries, growing its Navy and increasing territorial claims in the region and attempts to predict what kind of global power and peer China will become.
An award-winning journalist and New York Times best-selling author examines how large tech companies and elite organizations are using altered states to unlock creativity and tap into higher levels of inspiration and innovation. 75,000 first printing.
A Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist, author of Where War Lives and expedition member describes how an unlikely combination of marine science and Inuit knowledge helped solve the mystery of the lost Franklin expedition of 1845.
An American doctor provides a first-hand account of the Ebola epidemic—during which he served at a small Liberian hospital where he saw the disease tear apart families and kill both his colleagues and patients alike.
Traces the author's quest to uncover the truth about a previously undocumented genetic disorder that had ended the lives of multiple family members, a wrenching chronicle of survival that also illuminated potential breakthroughs in genomic medicine. 40,000 first printing.
Describes how President Eisenhower used surrogates to orchestrate a secret campaign against the powerful Republican Senator Joseph McCarthy best known for his anti-Communist witch hunt, that ultimately resulted in McCarthy being censured and discredited.
An award-winning journalist traces the scientific, historical and ecological factors that are endangering the Great Lakes, discussing the late-19th century's effort to connect the lakes to the Atlantic, which unexpectedly introduced invasive species from the natural world.
The story behind the classic movie High Noon shares insights into the toxic political climate in which it was created, recounting how, during the film shoot, screenwriter Carl Foreman was interrogated and blacklisted by the House Committee on Un-American Activities. By the New York Times best-selling author of The Searchers.
A narrative account of the story behind Victor Hugo's literary masterpiece describes how he wrote the book under violent conditions and during exile, the considerable measures that were required for its publication and its various stage and screen interpretations.
"Award-winning author Mark Kurlansky presents an insider's view of Havana: the elegant, tattered city he has come to know over more than thirty years. Part cultural history, part travelogue, with recipes, historic engravings, photographs, and Kurlansky'sown pen-and-ink drawings throughout,
A columnist for Esquire, along with interjections from his wife, explores the modern relationship between men and women and discusses what true equality between the sexes would look like, drawing upon the latest studies in gender and his own observations.
A young man describes how he embarked on a cross-country quest for life guidance, walking to the Pacific from Pennsylvania, and recounts the extraordinary kindness he received from strangers and the invaluable lessons he learned from everyone he met.
A suspenseful account of how OSS spymaster Allen Dulles led a network of disenchanted Germans in a plot to assassinate Hitler and end World War II before the invasion of opportunistic Russian forces. By a former Wall Street Journal writer and the highly recommended author of The President and the Assassin.
"This reference guide introduces the world of Nordic crime fiction to English-speaking readers. Steeped in noir techniques and viewpoints, many of these novels are reaching international audiences through film and TV adaptations"
Shakes up the conventional wisdom on how humans learn, mapping out a new science of learning that shows how simple techniques like comprehension check-ins and making material personally relatable can help people gain expertise in dramatically better ways. By the senior fellow at the Center for American Progress.
Sharing the diet that helped clear up her endometriosis, the star of the Cooking Channel’s Tia Mowry at Home presents a clean eating cookbook features with healthy updates on comfort food, soul food and kitchen classics and shows readers how they can turn their health around. Original.
Including the voices of hundreds of television and film executives, writers, creators and cast, a second volume of a 50-year oral history of Star Trek tells the story of the post-Original Series era by the people who were there, in their own words, sharing the inside scoop; revealing shocking truths; and chronicling the trials, tribulations and secrets.
A clinical psychologist and neuroscience expert offers an original and comprehensive approach—based in mindfulness, neuroscience and positive psychology—that will help readers harness the power of positive emotions and overcome stress for good. Original.
Features 80 delicious, healthy Paleo recipes that can be made in an Instant Pot, which combines numerous cooking methods, like pressure cooking, slow cooking, steaming and sautéing in a single vessel, including Chinese 5 Spice Spare Ribs, Easy Grain-Free Meatballs and Mediterranean Steamed Fish. Original.
Traces the rise and fall of stock trader Steven Cohen and his hedge fund, SAC Capital, to offer insight into personalities behind the largest insider-trading investigation in Wall Street history while revealing how Cohen continues to make billions as a free man.
Here's another great addition to the Encyclopedia of Art technique series, a favorite with crafts aficionados of all ages. This complete, step-by-step guide to hand and machine sewing combines basic know-how for the beginner with advanced techniques for the more experienced.
Featuring such dishes as Savory Pumpkin and Sage Soup, Lemon-Oregano Chicken With Mint Zucchini and Skewered Shrimp, a trusted American magazine takes on the popular new diet that cuts down on processed foods and carbs, limits salt and promotes healthy eating, showing readers how to stick to paleo in the real world.
The author describes the plight of his grandparents and other members of his family in the Holocaust, including life in the ghettos, deportation to concentrations camps, the Warshaw Ghetto Uprising, and life in displaced persons camps after the war
A New York Times science reporter traces the experiences of a family of doctors devastated by a genetic illness, describing how a courageous daughter pursued genetic testing to assess her risks and modern fertility options to spare future generations.
Describes how a family who shares a gene for early onset Alzheimer’s became a part of a worldwide study that can hopefully shed light on future treatments for the devastating disease along with accounts of the doctors leading these groundbreaking studies.
The New York Times best-selling author behind the popular "Ask Amy" advice column presents a follow-up to The Mighty Queens of Freeville in a collection of personal essays on such topics as her midlife romance, experiences as a step-parent and final moments with her late mother. 50,000 first printing.
A venture capitalist describes why he believes the Baby Boomers destroyed the American Dream through disastrous policies that destroyed prosperity and did irreparable damage to Social Security, public finances and the environment, and aimed only to promote their own reckless self-indulgence. 50,000 first printing.
A food writer describes the eight months he spent living in a deeply rural, tourist-free region of France and how he fell in love with the area, the people and the food while herding sheep in the Pyrenees, harvesting grapes and distilling Armagnac. 35,000 first printing.
An acclaimed chef and proponent of the Mediterranean Diet offers clean and healthy meals that pay homage to his heritage by starting each dish with seven easy-to-find, basic ingredients, including greek yogurt and tomato sauce. 75,000 first printing.
A former CIA officer and curator of the CIA Museum unveils the astonishing untold story of Nobel Prize-winning author Ernest Hemingway's secret life as a spy for both the American and Soviets before and during World War II. 125,000 first printing.
From the anti-vaccination movement to citizen blogging to uninformed attacks on GMOs, the nation has witnessed a surge in intellectual egalitarianism. While increased access to information undoubtedly brings some societal benefits, the leap to enlightenment that millions of lightly educated people believe they make after scouring WebMD or Wikipedia undermines established sources of knowledge.
"Brimming with intelligence and personality, a vastly entertaining account of how dictionaries are made - a must read for word mavens. Have you ever tried to define the word "is?" Do you have strong feelings about the word (and, yes, it is a word) "irregardless?" Did you know that OMG was first used in 1917, in a letter to Winston Churchill?
A Cornell graduate explores the hoarding phenomenon as reflected by such cultural examples as Hoarders and The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up while sharing the personal story of how she organized a single room in her house that had been overtaken by psychological clutter. Original.
The best-selling author of The Hormone Cure and The Hormone Reset Diet outlines a seven-week plan for creating a lifestyle that centers on looking great, bolstering energy and slowing down the effects of aging. 100,000 first printing.
A first biography of one of America’s great minds—a top physicist, a brilliant technological innovator and a trusted advisor of presidents for 60 years and who was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom by President Barack Obama—details his many contributions to modern technology, which are innovations we now take for granted.
A veteran war correspondent travels to different conflict zones around the world, from Albania to Nepal and to Mexico, to investigate why a disproportionate amount of conflicts occur in remote mountain communities and how the drugs, terrorism and instability there affects us all.
"With the wit and penetration well known to readers of Balzac's Omelette and Monsieur Proust's Library, Anka Muhlstein's PEN AND BRUSH revisits the delights of the French novel. This time she focuses on late 19th- and 20th-century writers--Balzac, Zola, Proust, Huysmans, and Maupassant--through the lens of their passionate involvement with the fine arts.
Representing National Geographic’s Photo Ark—a major cross-platform initiative and lifelong project by a veteran photographer to make portraits of the world’s animals, especially those that are endangered—this showcase of 600 photos presents a thought-provoking argument for saving all the species of our planet.
"Bone broth heals the gut, reduces inflammation, and promotes natural fat burning. By following Kellyann Petrucci's plan in the New York Times bestseller Dr. Kellyann's Bone Broth Diet, thousands of people have already lost weight and their wrinkles. NowDr. Kellyann's Bone Broth Cookbook picks up where the diet left off so that old and new fans can savor even more delicious, health-boosting recipes. Beyond just broth, Dr. Kellyann packs the book with a full range of tasty, filling meals for you to maintain your weight loss and sustain impeccable health, like Zucchini Breakfast Cakes, Orange-Rosemary Chicken Salad, and even some sweet offerings, like a Baked Apple Shake. "
An economics professor and best-selling author of The Great Stagnation describes how the modern American “matching culture” and quest for comfort ultimately has created greater inequality and segregation and decreased innovation and creativity.
Draws on transcripts, letters and diaries to chronicle how an epidemic of murder in the late 1600s led to Nicolas de La Reynie's appointment as Paris's first police chief, the installation of lanterns that turned Paris into the City of Light and the investigations in the criminal underground that implicated Louis XIV's mistress.
The doctor and author of The Encyclopedia of Natural Medicine provides a proven, eight-week plan to reduce toxic overload in the body through avoiding toxins in food and products, healing your gut and supporting your body in its release of chemicals. 50,000 first printing.
A veteran health journalist looks inside America’s mouth, revealing unsettling truths about its unequal society by taking readers on a disturbing journey into America’s silent epidemic of oral disease, exposing the hidden connections between tooth decay and stunted job prospects, low educational achievement, social mobility and the troubling state of public health.
Collects Pan Latin recipes that blend simple ingredients from different parts of the world with Latin flavors, including such options as Ecuadorian ceviche, hearts of palm salad, pepper steak and hoisin sauce, and seafood paella
Drawing on new research in biology, neuroscience and economics, a practical guide for cultivating compassion—the scientifically proven foundation for personal achievement and success at work, at home and in the community—provides a unique four-step program for becoming a compassionate achiever. 20,000 first printing.
A provocative study on the contrast between Eastern and Western ideas about the self and society shares personal and scientific insights into how perception differences shape ongoing debates about art, education, geopolitics and business. By the award-winning author of Tiger Writing.
Documents the true story of a man who endured a hardscrabble, isolated existence in a tent in the Maine woods, never speaking with others and surviving by stealing supplies from nearby cabins, for 27 years, in a portrait that illuminates the survival means he developed and the reasons behind his solitary life.
The star of Long Island Medium and best-selling author of You Can't Make This Stuff Up shares inspiring, spirit-based lessons on how to work through and overcome grief in a guide that also offers example testimonies about the experiences of her clients.
The best-selling author of The 5 Levels of Leadership identifies 17 core capacities that can be maximized by choices, attitudes, characters and intentions to maximize one's potential in professional and personal arenas. 100,000 first printing.
Sharing heartwarming stories about the dogs that have inspired him the most, the “Dog Whisperer” and #1 New York Times best-selling author of Cesar's Way reveals the many ways that dogs and people can enrich each other's lives, sharing the lessons he has learned from the very special dogs he’s trained over the years.
The New York Times best-selling author of Sapiens examines the civilized world's phenomenal achievements in the areas of famine, disease and war while making provocative predictions about the evolutionary goals of the 21st century. 200,000 first printing.
The husband-and-wife team from HGTV's Fixer Upper share an in-depth portrait of their lives together and the renovations that have forged their partnership, offering behind-the-scenes stories about their courtship, early marriage and rise as entrepreneurial celebrities. TV tie-in.
"For the Crunk Feminist Collective, their academic day jobs were lacking in conversations they actually wanted-relevant, real conversations about how race and gender politics intersect with pop culture and current events. To address this void, they started a blog. Now with an annual readership of nearly one million, their posts foster dialogue about activist methods, intersectionality, and sisterhood. And the writers' personal identities-as black women; as sisters, daughters, and lovers; and as television watchers, sports fans, and music lovers-are never far from the discussion at hand. These essays explore "Sex and Power in the Black Church," discuss how "Clair Huxtable is Dead," list "Five Ways Talib Kweli Can
Presents a guide to overcoming issues of procrastination and perfectionism to reach one's goals, focusing on such aspects as raising self-esteem, improving personal relationships, and making better life choices
A law professor explains why the causes of mass incarceration, including the failed War on Drugs and an increased dependence on private prisons, are misguided at their core and offers suggestions to rebuild a more equitable and humane society. 20,000 first printing.
Examines the roots of the Vietnamese dish and offers instructions for making several different versions of the noodle soup, including a 30 minute weeknight cheat and a 4-hour weekend feast, and provides information on ingredients, techniques and historical knowledge.
A twelve-week weight loss program that includes eating vegan at breakfast and having animal-based foods at lunch and dinner includes fifty vegan breakfast recipes, as well as workouts for improving fitness and health
The platinum-selling folk music artist reveals her lifelong struggle with compulsive eating, describing how after decades of suffering she discovered her addiction to unhealthy ingredients and how embracing a strict diet of careful portions and unprocessed foods has restored her health and sense of wellness.
"We all know eloquence when we hear it. But what exactly is it? And how might we gain more of it for ourselves? This entertaining and, yes, eloquent book illuminates the power of language from a linguistic point of view and provides fascinating insights into the way we use words. David Crystal, a world-renowned expert on the history and usage of the English language, probes the intricate workings of eloquence. His lively analysis encompasses everyday situations (wedding speeches, business presentations, storytelling) as well as the oratory of great public gatherings.
"Tracing the conflict among the city-states of Greece over several generations, this book argues that the Peloponnesian War did not entirely end in 404 with the capture of the Athenian fleet at Aegospotami in 404 B.C. but rather continued in one form or another well into the fourth century"--Provided by publisher
Documents the controversial story of the development of the first widely used normal human cell line, paving the way for some of the world's most important vaccines, against a backdrop of the devastating rubella epidemic of the mid-1960s.
A Yale-trained women's health specialist outlines a 28-day program for alleviating overwhelmed bodily systems and related health issues, drawing on clinical work with thousands of patients to recommend specific diet and lifestyle practices for losing weight, increasing energy and improving sleep. 50,000 first printing.
A columnist at Bloomberg View and regular writer for The Guardian explores the rising tide of paranoid hatred in modern times and attributes it to our inability to fulfill the promises of a globalized economy.
The award-winning author of Out of Eden presents an intimate exploration of how life is organized around time and its conflicting perceptions, drawing on international travels and research lab visits where he witnessed fascinating time-altering phenomena.
A law professor and director of the Policing Project discusses how our rights are being eroded through an under-regulated police force who, left unchecked by the courts, has become increasingly militarized and made everyone a suspect through CCTV, location tracking and predictive policing.
An account of the Nazis' systematic pillaging of Europe's libraries, and the heroic efforts of librarians working today to return the books to their owners, explores how stolen books were used as part of a campaign to rewrite history in accordance with Third Reich views.
Blends contemporary travelogue and historical narrative in a history of the Alps that traces the real and imagined journeys of travelers ranging from Hannibal and Hitler to Sherlock Holmes and Napoleon to reveal the profound influence of the Alps on human culture. By the author of Sea of Faith.
The political satirist and best-selling author of Give War a Chance shares irreverent insights into the stranger-than-fiction 2016 presidential election to profile its colorful candidates, primaries, debates and related issues.
Cites the health-compromising qualities of cheese and its immoderate consumption, outlining a radical program for losing weight, improving overall health and managing cheese cravings. 100,000 first printing.
A senior staff writer at Al Jazeera America describes what life was like in her family’s home in Damascus through various political shifts and describes how the Arab Spring allowed her to reclaim her grandmother’s apartment, lost to them since 1970. 25,000 first printing.
Draws on in-depth research and reporting in a dramatic investigation into the role of neuroscience in the criminal justice system, citing key examples from a landmark 1991 murder case to explore the implications of brain science in determining culpability and punishment.
An irreverent tour of history's worst plagues and the people who battled them includes coverage of the Antonine Plague, leprosy and polio while surveying the lesser-known, bizarre and grotesque details that marked each disease. By the author of It Ended Badly.
A groundbreaking exploration of the role of trails in shaping culture, order and history draws on the author's international travels and findings in myriad disciplines while exploring examples ranging from tiny ant trails and continental hiking paths to interstate highways and the Internet.
A sobering account of a series of obscure murders in the remote Belcher Islands and the unbalanced trial that followed stands as both a lamentation for a fading culture and a cautionary tale about the dehumanizing consequences of natural-world destruction.
A researched exploration of the promises and vulnerabilities of having children in an age of genetic tests and interventions considers key scientific, technological and political factors while sharing the stories of men and women struggling to understand the range of the tests and their revelations.
Drawing on her personal experience as a former counselor at two for-profit colleges and interviews with students, senior executives and activists, a renowned sociologist reveals how for-profit schools have become so successful and deciphers the benefits, credentials pitfalls and real costs of a for-profit education.
An account of the tragic behind-the-scenes story of Norman Mailer's Pulitzer Prize-winning classic reveals Mailer's role in launching the literary career of murder convict Jack Henry Abbott, who within weeks of being paroled committed another murder and fled to Mexico.
A latest entry in the best-selling series from Edge.org draws on the collective insights of 175 innovative thinkers, from Chris J. Anderson and Carlo Rovelli to Steven Pinker and Lisa Randall, to explore how recent scientific breakthroughs will shape the future. Original. 50,000 first printing.
Argues that the vaginal birth of a newborn provides the infant with a microbiome of essential bacteria, and that such interventions as antibiotics, C-sections, and formula feeding interfere with this process and cause multiple chronic diseases
The writer of The Atlantic's cover story, "What ISIS Really Wants," presents an intimate and unsettling examination of the motivations that drive the men and women of the Islamic State, sharing the stories of individual followers against a backdrop of the violent events of today. Includes two charts.
Two partners at a global leadership consultancy use their combined expertise in neuropsychology and management consulting to help readers advance their performance, retain information more efficiently, improve decision-making and build stronger teams on the job.
It's a manager's job to make the tough calls, but the hardest part of being a manager is resolving those "gray areas"--situations where analysis of the numbers, facts, and data fails to provide a clear answer. These gray areas test not only a manager's skills, but their humanity. You have to choose, commit, and act, and to live with the consequences.
A New York Times journalist traces her psychologically provocative, four-year conversation with a young serial killer who murdered eight women and hid them in the basement of his family home, a relationship that dangerously challenged her sense of self. 75,000 first printing.
The former prime minister of Belgium, who also served in the European Parliament, explains why he has fought to increase the power and authority of Europe’s federal institutions and why he thinks Europe should embrace unified democracy on a continental scale. 15,000 first printing.
Traces the story and legacy of the 1797 mutiny aboard the frigate HMS Hermione, describing the execution of martyr Jonathan Robbins and the subsequent decades of constitutional crisis in America that shaped a major election.