by Matthew Pearl
An historical thriller about literary pirates who would steal manuscripts and publish them without the authors' consent. By the author of The Dante Club.
Natural Born Heroes: How a Daring Band of Misfits Mastered the Lost Secrets of Strength and Endurance
by Christopher McDougall
The author of Born to Run tells about the ancient and modern techniques for endurance and natural movement that allowed Greek soldiers to run for hours.
by Cynthia Barnett
A science writer tells the history of the most crucial element on earth describing the downpours that filled the oceans billions of years ago to the megastorms of today.
by Steve Osborne
The author, a familiar storyteller on NPR's The Moth, now presents his touching and humorous tales from 20 years as a lieutenant in the Big Apple.
by James M. Scott
A re-telling of the daring attack on Tokyo in the dark days after Pearl Harbor. Includes records and photographs never before published.
by Stephen Buchmann
The author describes the role flowers play in the production of our food, spices, medicines, and perfumes while bringing us joy and happiness.
by Mary Norris
New Yorker's editor of grammar and usage relates her experiences with famous authors while humorously advising on the tools of her trade.
by Cokie Roberts
With the outbreak of the Civil War, Washington was turned into a massive Union army camp. Roberts tells the stories of the of women who joined in the cause working as nurses, sanitation workers, supply organizers and more.