Released: June 5, 2012

"In each chapter, Blackwell finds he loves the polluted places for all the ways they aren't ruined. With great verve, and without sounding preachy, he exposes the essence and interconnectedness of these environmental problems."
Humor and dry wit lighten a travelogue of the most polluted and ravaged places in the world. Read full book review >
Released: Feb. 7, 2012

"The best book yet written on India in the throes of a brutal transition."
In her debut, Pulitzer Prize-winning New Yorker staff writer Boo creates an intimate, unforgettable portrait of India's urban poor. Read full book review >

THE LAST VIKING by Stephen R. Bown
Released: Sept. 25, 2012

"A superb biography of a fiercely driven explorer who traveled across the last inaccessible areas on earth before technical advances made the journey much easier."
Bown (1494: How a Family Feud in Medieval Spain Divided the World in Half, 2012, etc.) delivers an intensely researched, thoroughly enjoyable life of one of history's best explorers. Read full book review >
CRONKITE by Douglas Brinkley
Released: May 29, 2012

"Still, the best portrait of Cronkite—that legendary journalist, certainly worthy of a big biography—that we have."
Oversized biography of the larger-than-life newscaster, still a byword for a TV anchor, at least among viewers of a certain age. Read full book review >
Released: Aug. 7, 2012

"Brown is as smart as he is puckish, and there are plenty of laughs on this terrific trip through modern fame."
A hilarious collection of strange-but-true tales of encounters between the rich and famous. Read full book review >

HOW MUSIC WORKS by David Byrne
Released: Sept. 12, 2012

"Highly recommended—anyone at all interested in music will learn a lot from this book."
From the former Talking Heads frontman, a supremely intelligent, superbly written dissection of music as an art form and way of life. Read full book review >
Released: Jan. 24, 2012

"An intriguing and potentially life-altering examination of the human psyche that is sure to benefit both introverts and extroverts alike."
An enlightened Wall Street survivor exhorts wallflowers everywhere to embrace their solitude-seeking souls and fully appreciate the power of the lone wolf. Read full book review >
Released: May 1, 2012

"Before beginning the Johnson biography, Caro published a life of Robert Moses, The Power Broker (1974), a book many scholars consider a watershed in contemporary biography. The Johnson project deserves equal praise."
The fourth volume of one of the most anticipated English-language biographies of the past 30 years. Read full book review >