Beg: A Radical New Way of Regarding Animals
By Rory Freedman
The author of the best-selling Skinny Bitch explores the ways in which animals enrich life and how they can be better protected, sharing the story of her loving bond with three dogs while revealing common abuses suffered by many domestic animals in America.
Beyond War: Reimagining American Influence in a New Middle East
By David Rohde
A Pulitzer Prize-winning author and columnist for Reuters discusses how dysfunction in Washington, D.C. led to billions of dollars squandered on the wars in the middle east and asserts that true allies – Muslim moderates – were ignored in favor of violence and force.
Book about President Obama
By Chuck Todd
NBC-TV’s award-winning Chief White House Correspondent presents a behind-the-scenes narrative of the 44th President’s first term that explores how Obama’s pre-presidency status as a Washington outsider has been both an advantage and disadvantage and how his decisions are setting the stage for future politics.
The Borgias: The Hidden History
By G. J. Meyer
Published to coincide with the upcoming new season of the Showtime series, The Borgias, the acclaimed author of The Tudors introduces the members of one of the most notorious families in European history during an era of unparalleled beauty, terror and intrigue.
The Center Holds: Obama and His Enemies
By Jonathan Alter
A sequel to the best-selling The Promise traces the back story of President Obama’s reelection campaign against a backdrop of widespread unemployment and a vindictive political climate, offering parallel insights into Mitt Romney’s highly financed rivaling campaign and how the race particularly reflected current views about the roles of government and societal values.
By Mark Leibovich
A New York Times journalist presents a scathing assessment of what he believes to be Washington, D.C.’s hypercritical “media industrial complex,” examining how politicians use money, everyday news events and scandals as vehicles to promote agendas and influence.
Cooked: Finding Ourselves in the Kitchen
By Michael Pollan
In an account that traces his efforts to master classic recipes using one of the four elements of fire, water, air and earth, the author of the best-selling The Omnivore’s Dilemma recounts the story of his culinary education and the roles of these elements in transforming natural ingredients into delicious meals and drinks.
The Fast Metabolism Diet: Eat More Food and Lose More Weight
By Haylie Pomroy
Perfect for anyone who wants to repair their metabolism and enjoy better physical and mental health, this easy-to-follow plan shows readers how to alternate nutritious foods in specific combinations to confuse their metabolism and turn their bodies into fat-burning machines.
The Girls of Atomic City: The Untold Story of the Women Who Helped Win World War II
By Denise Kiernan
Kiernan traces the unknown contributions of tens of thousands of women residents of the Manhattan Project’s then-secret city of Oak Ridge, Tennessee, whose uranium-enriching jobs in support of the Project were shrouded in secrecy and whose legacy is still being felt today.
Good Jeans: 10 Simple Truths about Feeling Great, Staying Sexy & Aging Agelessly
By Diane Gilman
The Home Shopping Network fashion personality provides ten secrets for middle-aged women on how to reinvent and reinvigorate themselves, sharing the story of how she overcame her own struggles with early widowhood, excess weight and dwindling energy.
However Long the Night: Molly Melching’s Journey to Help Millions of African Women and Girls Triumph
By Aimee Molloy
The founder of Toston, an organization determined to empower African communities by educating women about social transformation based on respect for human rights, shares her profound philosophies and groundbreaking strategies that have transformed the lives of millions of Africans.
If It’s Not One Thing, It’s Your Mother
By Julia Sweeney
The Broadway actress and early 1990s cast member of Saturday Night Live shares uproarious parenting misadventures that resulted from her poignant decision to adopt an eighteen-month-old girl from China as a single, late-in-life mother.
In the Kingdom of the Sick: A Social History of Chronic Illness in America
By Laurie Edwards
Citing a high percentage of Americans who live with chronic illness, Edwards issues an urgent call to action and draws on scientific research and patient narratives to explore the role of social media in medical advocacy, arguing that we must change attitudes about the link between health and lifestyle and provide appropriate and compassionate treatments.
It’s All Good: Delicious, Easy Recipes That Will Make You Look Good and Feel Great
By Gwyneth Paltrow
The Oscar-winning actress and author of the best-selling My Father’s Daughter offers advice based on her own practices for energy restoration and weight loss and shares 185 recipes that avoid animal products, refined ingredients and other potential toxins.
Jumpstart to Skinny: The Simple 3-Week Plan for Supercharged Weight Loss
By Bob Harper and Greg Critser
Featuring 13 short-term rules that will supercharge weight loss, the celebrity trainer and coach of NBC’s The Biggest Loser provides a four-part jumpstart plan that includes a precise breakdown of the proper protein/carbohydrate proportions for every meal as well as simple exercise routines to help speed the process.
Man 2.0 Engineering the Alpha
By John Romaniello and Adam Bornstein
Drawn from research in Olympic labs, real-life testing and proven results, a personal trainer and a best-selling author join forces to provide a revolutionary program which, utilizing safe, natural and highly effective ways to produce more testosterone, helps every man become lean, healthy, vibrant and virile.
Mastering the Life Plan: The Essential Steps to Achieving Great Health and a Leaner, Stronger, and Sexier Body
By Jeffry S. Life
A companion to the best-selling The Life Plan distills the author’s fitness program into a simple, customizable format that incorporates additional exercises, new meal plans, an expanded food guide, and the latest information on hormone optimization.
Merchant, Soldier, Sage: A History of the World in Three Castes
By David Priestland
The Oxford professor author of The Red Flag outlines a bold reinterpretation of modern history that explores a continuing struggle among three prevailing power groups, including the merchant, soldier, and sage, tracing how they have vied for dominance throughout recent centuries and how they are responding to the present-day financial crisis.
The Omni Diet: The Revolutionary Plant & Protein Program to Lose Weight, Reverse Disease, Fight Inflammation, and Change Your Life Forever
By Tana Amen
Amen outlines a scientifically-based nutrition and lifestyle program that bridges the gap between plant-based and high-protein programs, detailing three short-term transition phases and a long-term maintenance plan that covers disease prevention, weight loss, and other benefits.
Parenting: Illustrated with Crappy Pictures
By Amber Dusick
Filled with all-new stories as well as a handful of fan favorites from her blog – which was named “Funniest Mom Blog 2011” by Parents magazine – the author presents a hilarious take on the less glamorous side of parenting.
The Plantagenets: The Warrior Kings and Queens Who Made England
By Daniel Jones
An epic history of the Plantagenet royal dynasty traces its first king’s inheritance of a violence-stricken realm through the family’s growth of a powerful empire that stretched from Scotland to Jerusalem, citing the enduring influences of such figures as Eleanor of Aquitaine, Richard II and King John.
The Pope’s Last Crusade: How an American Jesuit Helped Pope Pius XI’s Campaign to Stop Hitler
By Peter Eisner
Drawn from exclusive interviews and new archival research, this gripping account sheds new light on Pope Pius XI’s courageous effort to reject Nazism in one of the most unprecedented and progressive pronouncements ever issued by the Vatican.
Roger Ailes: Off Camera
By Zev Chafets
An assessment of the life, politics and practices of the founder and CEO of the Fox News Channel provides coverage of his work as a consultant for multiple presidential administrations, his role in promoting unique conservative agendas, and his enduring influence over millions of viewers.
The Secret Lives of Sports Fans
By Eric Simons
Simons draws on in-depth research to present an accessible exploration of sports fandom that considers how it can be a fundamental aspect of an individual’s identity, why people form such strong attachments to favorite teams, and what happens in the human mind and body when watching a game.
The Sleepwalkers: How Europe Went to War in 1914
By Christopher Clark
Illustrated with dozens of black-and-white photos, this authoritative chronicle draws on new research on World War I and traces the paths to war in a minute-by-minute, fast-paced narrative that examines the decades of history that informed the events of 1914.
The Third Coast: When Chicago Built the American Dream
By Thomas Dyja
A cultural history of mid-20th-century Chicago traces the emergence of mass-marketing practices, technological advances and artistic development that profoundly influenced modern America, offering additional insight into the role of racial divisions, housing projects and migration.
Unflinching Courage: Trailblazing Texas Women
By Kay Bailey Hutchison
A trailblazing politician and the first woman to represent Texas in the U.S. Senate introduces some of the extraordinary women who have shaped the state of Texas and the nation, including Clara Driscoll, who fought to save and preserve The Alamo.
By Dave Eggers
The author of What Is the What and Zeitoun chronicles his trips to Cuba, Thailand, Croatia, Egypt, South Sudan, Syria and more.
Why Knot? How to Tie More Than Sixty Ingenious, Useful, Beautiful, Lifesaving, Magical, Intriguing and Secure Knots!
By Phillippe Petit
Filled with quirky knot trivia, personal anecdotes, helpful tips, magic tricks and special tying challenges, the man who gained fame by tightrope walking between the twin towers of the World Trade Center presents the sixty most effective knots that have helped him during his death-defying career, and includes photos of the particular knots that were used during spectacular high-wire walks.
Young for Life: The Easy No-Diet, No-Sweat Plan to Look and Feel 10 Years Younger By Marilyn Diamond and Donald Schnell
The coauthor of Fit for Life and a doctor who recovered from heart disease after being given a very limited life expectancy outlines a health-bolstering program for overweight and nutritionally deficient readers that focuses on reversing the signs of aging, incorporating convenient exercises and preventing disease.
Your Survival Instinct Is Killing You: Retrain Your Brain to Conquer Fear, Make Better Decisions, and Thrive in the 21st Century
By Marc Schoen
Explaining that everyday occurrences in today’s world are triggering limbic brain reactions that originally evolved to warn people of real and immediate dangers, a guide to overcoming overactive survival impulses shares simple techniques for alleviating stress, improving decision making and taking healthy risks.