Book cover of A Good Month for Murder: The Inside Story of a Homicide Squad by Del Quentin Wilber
Biography & Autobiography

A Good Month for Murder: The Inside Story of a Homicide Squad 

Bestselling author Del Quentin Wilber tells the inside story of how a homicide squad—a dedicated, colorful team of detectives—does its almost impossible job

Twelve homicides, three police-involved shootings and the furious hunt for an especially brutal killer–February 2013 was a good month for murder in suburban Washington, D.C. […Learn More]

The Double X Economy: The Epic Potential of Women's Empowerment by Linda Scott
Business & Money

The Double X Economy: The Epic Potential of Women’s Empowerment

A leading thinker’s groundbreaking examination of women’s economic empowerment

Linda Scott coined the phrase “Double X Economy” to address the systemic exclusion of women from the world financial order. In The Double X Economy, Scott argues on the strength of hard data and on-the-ground experience that removing those barriers to women’s success is a win for everyone, regardless of gender. Scott opens our eyes to the myriad economic injustices that constrain women throughout the world: […Learn More]

Book Cover of The Fever: How Malaria Has Ruled Humankind for 500,000 Years by Sonia Shah
Biological Sciences

The Fever: How Malaria Has Ruled Humankind for 500,000 Years

In recent years, malaria has emerged as a cause célèbre for voguish philanthropists. Bill Gates, Bono, and Laura Bush are only a few of the personalities who have lent their names—and opened their pocketbooks—in hopes of curing the disease. Still, in a time when every emergent disease inspires waves of panic, why aren’t we doing more to eradicate one of our oldest foes? […Learn More]

Book cover of Black Man in a White Coat: A Doctor's Reflections on Race and Medicine by Damon Tweedy
Biography & Autobiography

Black Man in a White Coat: A Doctor’s Reflections on Race and Medicine

One doctor’s passionate and profound memoir of his experience grappling with race, bias, and the unique health problems of black Americans

When Damon Tweedy begins medical school,he envisions a bright future where his segregated, working-class background will become largely irrelevant. Instead, he finds that he has joined a new world where race is front and center. The recipient of a scholarship designed to increase black student enrollment, Tweedy soon meets a professor who bluntly questions whether he belongs in medical school, a moment that crystallizes the challenges he will face throughout his career […Learn More]

Book cover of The Guns at Last Light: The War in Western Europe, 1944-1945 by Rick Atkinson
Europe

The Guns at Last Light: The War in Western Europe, 1944-1945

The magnificent conclusion to Rick Atkinson’s acclaimed Liberation Trilogy about the Allied triumph in Europe during World War II

It is the twentieth century’s unrivaled epic: at a staggering price, the United States and its allies liberated Europe and vanquished Hitler. In the first two volumes of his bestselling Liberation Trilogy, Rick Atkinson recounted how the American-led coalition fought through North Africa and Italy to the threshold of victory. Now, in The Guns at Last Light, he tells the most dramatic story of all—the titanic battle for Western Europe. […Learn More]

Book cover of Let the Record Show: A Political History of ACT UP New York, 1987-1993 by Sarah Schulman
Biography & Autobiography

Let the Record Show: A Political History of ACT UP New York, 1987-1993

Twenty years in the making, Sarah Schulman’s Let the Record Show is the most comprehensive political history ever assembled of ACT UP and American AIDS activism

In just six years, ACT UP, New York, a broad and unlikely coalition of activists from all races, genders, sexualities, and backgrounds, changed the world. Armed with rancor, desperation, intelligence, and creativity, it took on the AIDS crisis with an indefatigable, ingenious, and multifaceted attack on the corporations, institutions, governments, and individuals who stood in the way of AIDS treatment for all. […Learn More]

Book cover of Pandemic: Tracking Contagions, From Cholera To Ebola And Beyond by Sonia Shah
Biological Sciences

Pandemic: Tracking Contagions, From Cholera To Ebola And Beyond 

Prizewinning science journalist Sonia Shah presents a startling examination of the pandemics that have ravaged humanity—and shows us how history can prepare us to confront the most serious acute global health emergency of our time.

Over the past fifty years, more than three hundred infectious diseases have either emerged or reemerged, appearing in places where they’ve never before been seen. […Learn More]

Book cover of The Field of Blood: Violence in Congress and the Road to Civil War by Joanne Freeman
Civil War

The Field of Blood: Violence in Congress and the Road to Civil War 

The previously untold story of the violence in Congress that helped spark the Civil War

In The Field of Blood, Joanne B. Freeman recovers the long-lost story of physical violence on the floor of the U.S. Congress. Drawing on an extraordinary range of sources, she shows that the Capitol was rife with conflict in the decades before the Civil War. Legislative sessions were often punctuated by mortal threats, canings, flipped desks, and all-out slugfests. When debate broke down, congressmen drew pistols and waved Bowie knives. […Learn More]

Book cover of The Poisoned City: Flint's Water and the American Urban Tragedy by Anna Clark
Politics & Government

The Poisoned City: Flint’s Water and the American Urban Tragedy

When the people of Flint, Michigan, turned on their faucets in April 2014, the water pouring out was poisoned with lead and other toxins.

Through a series of disastrous decisions, the state government had switched the city’s water supply to a source that corroded Flint’s aging lead pipes. Complaints about the foul-smelling water were dismissed: the residents of Flint, mostly poor and African American, were not seen as credible, even in matters of their own lives. […Learn More]