Twilight of the Mammoths Ice Age Extinctions and the Rewilding of America

As recently as 11,000 years ago—"near time" to geologists—mammoths, mastodons, gomphotheres, ground sloths, giant armadillos, native camels and horses, the dire wolf,...

Comrade J The Untold Secrets of Russia's Master Spy in America After the End of the Cold War

Spymaster, defector, double agent-the remarkable true story of the man who ran Russia's post-cold war spy program in America.In 1991, the Soviet Union collapsed, the cold war...

In Defense of Our America The Fight for Civil Liberties in the Age of Terror

From Anthony D. Romero, executive director of the ACLU, and award-winning journalist Dina Temple-Raston, In Defense of Our America takes a critical look at civil liberties in this...

The Qur'an A Biography

Few books in history have been as important or as poorly understood as the Qur'an. Sent down in a series of revelations to the Prophet Muhammad, the Qur'an is the unmediated word...

Libra

In this powerful, eerily convincing fictional speculation on the assassination of John F. Kennedy, Don DeLillo chronicles Lee Harvey Oswald’s odyssey from troubled teenager...

Fire Base Illingworth An Epic True Story of Remarkable Courage Against Staggering Odds

In the early morning hours of April 1, 1970, more than four hundred North Vietnamese soldiers charged out into the open and tried to overrun FSB Illingworth. The battle went on,...

Homer's The Iliad and The Odyssey A Biography

No one knows if there was a man named Homer, but there is little doubt that the epic poems assembled under his name form the cornerstone of Western literature. The Iliad and the...

House of Abraham Lincoln and the Todds, a Family Divided by War

For all the talk of the Civil War "pitting brother against brother," until now there has never been a single book that traces the story of one family ravaged by that conflict. And...

White Noise

Winner of the National Book Award, White Noise tells the story of Jack Gladney, his fourth wife, Babette, and four ultra­modern offspring as they navigate the rocky passages...

Why Architecture Matters

Why Architecture Matters is not a work of architectural history or a guide to styles or an architectural dictionary, though it contains elements of all three. The purpose of Why...

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