Released: Nov. 13, 2012

"It did not, and nothing came easy to any of the Kennedys, that tragic clan, who continue to fascinate. Exhaustive yet accessible, Nasaw's book illuminates."
Sprawling, highly readable biography of the dynast and larger-than-life figure whose presence still haunts American political life. Read full book review >
MAO by Alexander V. Pantsov
Released: Oct. 2, 2012

"The Great Helmsman fully fleshed, still complicated and ever provocative."
A comprehensive, authoritative new study that challenges the received wisdom regarding Mao's relationship with Stalin and the Soviet Union. Read full book review >

WAIT by Frank Partnoy
Released: June 26, 2012

"A fascinating addition to the study of decision-making. File alongside Malcolm Gladwell, Dan Ariely and other similar writers."
A leading expert on financial market regulation studies the virtues of delay and even inaction. Read full book review >
Released: Feb. 28, 2012

"A frank, exhaustive, marvelously readable study."
A sharp, clear, deeply researched examination of the consistent application of the founding religious principles to American foreign policy, from the colonists' sense of a Protestant exceptionalism to President Barack Obama's "Good Niebuhr Policy." Read full book review >
Released: Oct. 1, 2012

"A wonderful, eye-opening account of humans versus disease that deserves to share the shelf with such classics as Microbe Hunters and Rats, Lice and History."
Nature writer and intrepid traveler Quammen (The Reluctant Mr. Darwin, 2006, etc.) sums up in one absorbing volume what we know about some of the world's scariest scourges: Ebola, AIDS, pandemic influenza—and what we can do to thwart the "NBO," the Next Big One. Read full book review >

Released: Aug. 21, 2012

"A potent reminder of the explosiveness of 1960s politics and how far elements of the government were (and perhaps still are) willing to go to undermine civil liberties."
A kaleidoscopic look at the FBI's willingness to undermine American citizens during the 1960s. Read full book review >
Released: March 6, 2012

"Rothkopf delivers a lively, accessible treatment of a multifaceted, complex subject."
Rothkopf (Superclass: The Global Power Elite and the World They are Making, 2009, etc.) uses a wide-angle lens to examine the relation between public and private power. Read full book review >
JOSEPH ANTON by Salman Rushdie
Released: Sept. 18, 2012

"Aspects of a spy novel, a writer's autobiography and a victim's affidavit pulsing with resentment and fear combine to reveal a man's dawning awareness of the primacy of freedom."
The frightening, illuminating and disturbing memoir by the author of The Satanic Verses, the book that provoked a death sentence from the Ayatollah Khomeini in 1989. Read full book review >