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The Invention of Nature: Alexander von Humboldt's New World

Costa Book Award for Biography 2015

di Andrea Wulf

The acclaimed author of Founding Gardeners reveals the forgotten life of Alexander von Humboldt, the visionary German naturalist whose ideas changed the way we see the natural world—and in the process created...


NeuroTribes: The Legacy of Autism and the Future of Neurodiversity

Samuel Johnson Prize 2015

di Steve Silberman

A New York Times bestseller

Winner of the 2015 Samuel Johnson Prize for non-fiction

A groundbreaking book that upends conventional thinking about autism and suggests a broader model for acceptance, understanding,...


Between the World and Me: Notes on the First 150 Years in America

Kirkus Prize for Nonfiction 2015, National Book Award for Non-Fiction 2015

di Ta-Nehisi Coates

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER | NATIONAL BOOK AWARD WINNER | NATIONAL BOOK CRITICS CIRCLE AWARD FINALIST | NAMED ONE OF THE TEN BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY The New York Times Book Review • The Washington Post...


Baghdad: City of Peace, City of Blood--A History in Thirteen Centuries

Ondaatje Prize 2015

di Justin Marozzi

In Baghdad: City of Peace, City of Blood, celebrated young travelwriter-historian Justin Marozzi gives us a many-layered history of one of the world's truly great cities - both its spectacular golden ages and...


Encounters at the Heart of the World

Pulitzer Prize for History 2015

di Elizabeth A. Fenn

Winner of the 2015 Pulitzer Prize for History

Encounters at the Heart of the World concerns the Mandan Indians, iconic Plains people whose teeming, busy towns on the upper Missouri River were for centuries at...


The Pope and Mussolini: The Secret History of Pius XI and the Rise of Fascism in Europe

Pulitzer Prize for Biography or Autobiography 2015

di David I. Kertzer

PULITZER PRIZE WINNER

From National Book Award finalist David I. Kertzer comes the gripping story of Pope Pius XI’s secret relations with Italian dictator Benito Mussolini. This groundbreaking work, based...


The Deluge: The Great War, America and the Remaking of the Global Order, 1916-1931

Los Angeles Times Book Prize for History 2014

di Adam Tooze

Winner of the Los Angeles Times Book Prize - History

Finalist for the Kirkus Prize - Nonfiction

A searing and highly original analysis of the First World War and its anguished aftermath

In the depths of the Great...


Napoleon: A Life

Los Angeles Times Book Prize for Biography 2014

di Andrew Roberts

The definitive biography of the great soldier-statesman by the New York Times bestselling author of The Storm of War—winner of the Los Angeles Times Book Prize for Biography and the Grand Prix of the Fondation...


The Short and Tragic Life of Robert Peace: A Brilliant Young Man Who Left Newark for the Ivy League

Los Angeles Times Book Prize for Current Interest 2014

di Jeff Hobbs

An instant New York Times bestseller, named a best book of the year by The New York Times Book Review, Amazon, and Entertainment Weekly, among others, this celebrated account of a young African-American man...


The Sixth Extinction

Pulitzer Prize for General Non-Fiction 2015, Los Angeles Times Book Prize for Science and Technology 2014

di Elizabeth Kolbert

ONE OF THE NEW YORK TIMES BOOK REVIEW'S 10 BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR

A major book about the future of the world, blending intellectual and natural history and field reporting into a powerful account of the mass...


Citizen

National Book Critics Circle Award for Poetry 2014, Los Angeles Times Book Prize for Poetry 2014

di Claudia Rankine

* Finalist for the National Book Award in Poetry *

* Winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award in Poetry * Finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award in Criticism * Winner of the NAACP Image Award...


Tennessee Williams: Mad Pilgrimage of the Flesh

National Book Critics Circle Award for Biography 2014

di John Lahr

National Book Critics Circle Award Winner: Biography Category

National Book Award Finalist

2015 Winner of the Sheridan Morley Prize for Theatre Biography

American Academy of Arts and Letters’ Harold D. Vursell...


The Problem of Slavery in the Age of Emancipation

National Book Critics Circle Award for General Non-fiction 2014

di David Brion Davis

Winner of the 2014 National Book Critics Circle Award for General Nonfiction 

Shortlisted for the 2014 Cundill Prize in Historical Literature

From the revered historian, the long-awaited conclusion of the magisterial...


Age of Ambition: Chasing Fortune, Truth, and Faith in the New China

National Book Award for Non-Fiction 2014

di Evan Osnos

Pulitzer Prize in General Nonfiction finalist

Winner of the 2014 National Book Award in nonfiction.

An Economist Best Book of 2014.

A vibrant, colorful, and revelatory inner history of China during a moment of...


Your Fatwa Does Not Apply Here: Untold Stories from the Fight Against Muslim Fundamentalism

Dayton Literary Peace Prize for Nonfiction 2014

di Karima Bennoune

With a new afterword. “Compelling, meticulously researched. Should be required reading.”—Washington Post In Lahore, Pakistan, Faizan Peerzada resisted being relegated to a “dark corner” by staging...


Wave

PEN/Ackerley Prize 2014

di Sonali Deraniyagala

One of The New York Times Book Review's 10 Best Books of the Year

On the morning of December 26, 2004, on the southern coast of Sri Lanka, Sonali Deraniyagala lost her parents, her husband, and her two young...


The Forgotten Rebels of Eureka

Stella Prize 2014

di Clare Wright

Winner of the Stella Prize, 2014.

The Eureka Stockade.

It's one of Australia's foundation legends yet the story has always been told as if half the participants weren't there. But what if the hot-tempered, free-spirited...


The Internal Enemy: Slavery and War in Virginia, 1772-1832: Slavery and War in Virginia, 1772-1832

Pulitzer Prize for History 2014

di Alan Taylor

Winner of the 2014 Pulitzer Prize for History

"Impressively researched and beautifully crafted…a brilliant account of slavery in Virginia during and after the Revolution." —Mark M. Smith, Wall Street Journal...


Margaret Fuller: A New American Life

Pulitzer Prize for Biography or Autobiography 2014

di Megan Marshall

Winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Biography The award-winning author of The Peabody Sisters takes a fresh look at the trailblazing life of a great American heroine—Thoreau’s first editor, Emerson’s close...


Toms River: A Story of Science and Salvation

Pulitzer Prize for General Non-Fiction 2014

di Dan Fagin

WINNER OF THE PULITZER PRIZE • Winner of The New York Public Library’s Helen Bernstein Book Award • “A new classic of science reporting.”—The New York Times

The riveting true story of a small town...