Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates: a mix of lyrical personal narrative, re-imagined history, essayistic argument, and reportage — Coates provides readers a thrillingly illuminating new framework for understanding race: its history, our contemporary dilemma, and where we go from here.
Truth Overruled by Ryan Anderson: In the first book to respond to the Supreme Court’s decision on same-sex marriage, Ryan Anderson draws on the best philosophy and social science to explain what marriage is, why it matters for public policy, and the consequences of its legal redefinition.
Anxious by Joseph LeDoux: Joseph LeDoux, whose NYU lab has been at the forefront of research efforts to understand and treat fear and anxiety, explains the range of these disorders, their origins, and discoveries that can restore sufferers to normalcy.
A Full Life by Jimmy Carter: President Carter tells what he is proud of and what he might do differently. He discusses his regret at losing his re-election, but how he and Rosalynn pushed on and made a new life and second and third rewarding careers.
The Oregon Trail by Rinker Buck: Buck’s epic account of traveling the length of the Oregon Trail the old-fashioned way–in a covered wagon with a team of mules–tells the rich history of the trail, the people who made the migration, and its significance to the country.
Vendetta by James Neff: In a book based on newly released documents, the author sheds a new light on the historic battle between U.S. Attorney General Robert Kennedy and Teamsters leader Jimmy Hoffa during the Senate Rackets Committee hearings and beyond during 1957 to 1964.
Ravenbruck by Sarah Helm: Traces the sobering history of World War II’s largest female concentration camp, revealing the torturous experiences and deaths of thousands of women prisoners of more than twenty nationalities.
Genghis Kahn by Frank McLynn: Explores the role Genghis Khan and his descendants played in the development of the modern world, discussing his revolutionary military strategies and weaponry, his efforts to conquer the surrounding lands, and his innovative leadership abilities.
The President and the Apprentice by Irwin Gellman: Reveals a different Eisenhower and Nixon, showing that Ike trusted and relied on Nixon, sending him on many sensitive overseas missions. Eisenhower, not Truman, desegregated the military. Eisenhower and Nixon, not Lyndon Johnson, pushed the Civil Rights Act of 1957 through the Senate.
The Billion Dollar Spy by David Hoffman: The story of Adolf Tolkachev, a Soviet engineer in a secret military establishment who handed over tens of thousands of pages of material about the latest advances in aviation technology, alerting the Americans to possible developments years in the future.