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The 9/11 Commission Report: Final Report of the National Commission on Terrorist Attacks Upon the United States (Authorized Edition) by National Commission on Terrorist Attacks [2004]
Austerlitz by W. G. Sebald [2001]
Behind the Beautiful Forevers by Katherine Boo [2012]
Bowling Alone: The Collapse and Revival of American Community by Robert D. Putnam [2000]
Collapse: How Societies Choose to Fail or Succeed by Jared M. Diamond [2005]
Ghettoside: A True Story of Murder in America by Jill Leovy [2015]
A History of the World in 100 Objects by Neil MacGregor [2010]
The Idea of Justice by Amartya Sen [2009]
Margaret Thatcher: From Grantham to the Falklands by Charles Moore [2013]
The Narrow Road to the Deep North by Richard Flanagan [2014]
The Passage of Power by Robert A. Caro [2012]
English Passengers by Matthew Kneale2000.2
London: The Biography by Peter Ackroyd2000.3
In the Footsteps of Mr. Kurtz by Michela Wrong2000.4
A Life in the Twentieth Century: Innocent Beginnings, 1917-1950 by Arthur M. Schlesinger, Jr.2000.5
Hitler: 1936-1945: Nemesis by Ian Kershaw2000.6
Can Japan Compete? by Michael E. Porter2000.7
Democracy in Europe by Larry Siedentop2000.8
Telecosm : How Infinite Bandwidth Will Revolutionize Our World by George F. Gilder2000.10
Power and Prosperity: Outgrowing Communist and Capitalist Dictatorships by Mancur Olson2000.11
Irrational Exuberance by Robert J. Shiller2000.12
John Maynard Keynes, Vol. 3: Fighting for Freedom, 1937-1946 by Robert Skidelsky2000.13
The Letters of Kingsley Amis by Kingsley Amis2000.14
Homage to Gaia: The Life of an Independent Scientist by James Lovelock2000.15
The Battle of Britain: The Myth and the Reality by Richard Overy2000.16
One Good Turn: A Natural History of the Screwdriver and the Screw by Witold Rybczynski2000.17
Karl Popper—The Formative Years, 1902–1945: Politics and Philosophy in Interwar Vienna by Malachi Haim Hacohen2000.18
Catherine the Great and Potemkin by Simon Sebag Montefiore2000.19
The Catholics of Ulster: A History by Marianne Elliott2000.20
Frederick the Great by David Fraser2000.21
Prague 1900 : poetry and ecstasy by Edwin Becker2000.22
Ireland and Empire: Colonial Legacies in Irish History and Culture by Stephen Howe2000.23
The Ephemeral Museum: Old Master Paintings and the Rise of the Art Exhibition by Francis Haskell2000.24
Diaries: Into Politics: Into Politics Vol 2 by Alan Clark2000.25
The House of Gucci: A Sensational Story of Murder, Madness, Glamour, and Greed by Sara G. Forden2000.26
A Common Humanity: Thinking about Love and Truth and Justice by Raimond Gaita2000.27
Father and I by Carlo Gébler2000.28
Bellow by James Atlas2000.29
Dear Tom by Tom Courtenay2000.30
Errol Flynn: Satan's Angel by David Bret2000.31
Lustgarten, Preußen by Volker Braun2000.32
The Feast of the Goat by Mario Vargas Llosa2000.33
White Teeth by Zadie Smith2000.34
Marrying the Mistress by Joanna Trollope2000.35
Le Mariage by Diane Johnson2000.36
Hannie Bennet's Winter Marriage by Kerry Hardie2000.37
Farewell, My Only One: A Novel by Antoine Audouard2000.38
A Terrace in Rome by Pascal Quignard2000.39
Call If You Need Me: The Uncollected Fiction and Other Prose by Raymond Carver2000.40
Atonement by Ian McEwan2001.1
My Name Is Red by Orhan Pamuk2001.2
Seabiscuit: An American Legend by Laura Hillenbrand2001.3
The Metaphysical Club: A Story of Ideas in America by Louis Menand2001.4
The Skeptical Environmentalist by Bjørn Lomborg2001.5
True History of the Kelly Gang by Peter Carey2001.6
Balzac and the Little Chinese Seamstress: A Novel by Dai Sijie2001.7
Sacred Geography: A Tale of Murder and Archeology in the Holy Land by Edward Fox2001.9
The Coldest March: Scott's Fatal Antarctic Expedition by Susan Solomon2001.10
Divided Jerusalem: The Struggle for the Holy City by Bernard Wasserstein2001.11
Washington by Meg Greenfield2001.12
Speer: The Final Verdict by Joachim Fest2001.13
The Intellectual Life of the British Working Classes by Jonathan Rose2001.14
The First World War. Volume 1, To Arms by Hew Strachan2001.15
Blood-Dark Track: A Family History by Joseph O'Neill2001.16
Uncle Tungsten: Memories of a Chemical Boyhood by Oliver Sacks2001.17
The Irish Story: Telling Tales and Making It Up in Ireland by R. F. Foster2001.18
Endgame in Ireland by Eamonn Mallie2001.19
Special Providence: American Foreign Policy and How It Changed the World by Walter Russell Mead2001.20
Just Capital: The Liberal Economy by Adair Turner2001.21
The City of London: Volume 4: A Club No More 1945-2000 by David Kynaston2001.22
Economic Sentiments: Adam Smith, Condorcet, and the Enlightenment by Emma Rothschild2001.23
The Invention of Clouds: How an Amateur Meteorologist Forged the Language of the Skies by Richard Hamblyn2001.24
The Penguin Dictionary of Epigrams (Penguin Reference Books) by Mark Cohen2001.25
Mind the Gaffe: The Penguin Guide to Common Errors in English by R. L. Trask2001.26
Secret Knowledge: Rediscovering the Lost Techniques of the Old Masters by David Hockney2001.27
How to Write the History of the New World: Histories, Epistemologies, and Identities in the Eighteenth-Century Atlantic World by Jorge Cañizares-Esguerra2001.28
India's development experience : selected writings of S. Guhan by Sanjivi Guhan2001.29
British Teeth: An Excruciating Journey from the Dentist's Chair to the Rotten Heart of a Nation by William Leith2001.30
Pleasing Myself: From "Beowulf" to Philip Roth by Frank Kermode2001.31
Daniel Defoe : master of fictions : his life and ideas by Maximillian E. Novak2001.32
The Difference Engine: Charles Babbage and the Quest to Build the First Computer by Doron Swade2001.33
Building the Cold War: Hilton International Hotels and Modern Architecture by Annabel Jane Wharton2001.34
The London Square: Gardens in the Midst of Town (The Paul Mellon Centre for Studies in British Art) by Todd Longstaffe-Gowan2001.35
Collected Works: A Journal of Jazz 1954-2001 by Whitney Balliett2001.36
As Meat Loves Salt by Maria McCann2001.37
The Sweetest Dream by Doris Lessing2001.38
The Other Wind by Ursula K. Le Guin2001.39
Red Dust: A Path Through China by Ma Jian2001.40
Master of the Senate by Robert A. Caro2002.1
The Blank Slate: The Modern Denial of Human Nature by Steven Pinker2002.2
That They May Face the Rising Sun by John McGahern2002.3
Everything Is Illuminated by Jonathan Safran Foer2002.4
Crow Lake by Mary Lawson2002.5
Crossroads of Freedom: Antietam by James M. McPherson2002.6
Interesting Times: a Twentieth-Century Life by Eric Hobsbawm2002.7
The Paradox of American Power: Why the World's Only Superpower Can't Go It Alone by Joseph S. Nye2002.8
Project Orion: The True Story of the Atomic Spaceship by George Dyson2002.9
The Lunar Men: Five Friends whose Curiosity Changed the World by Jenny Uglow2002.10
Winston Churchill by John Keegan2002.11
Microcosm: A Portrait of a Central European City by Norman Davies2002.12
The Rise of Southern Republicans by Earl Black2002.13
The Shield of Achilles: War, Peace, and the Course of History by Philip Bobbitt2002.14
Jihad: The Trail of Political Islam by Gilles Kepel2002.15
The Threatening Storm: The Case for Invading Iraq by Kenneth M. Pollack2002.16
The Emerging Democratic Majority by John B. Judis2002.17
Pushkin: A Biography by T. J. Binyon2002.18
The Red Count: The Life and Times of Harry Kessler (Weimar and Now: German Cultural Criticism) by Laird M. Easton2002.19
Mapping Lives: The Uses of Biography (British Academy Centenary Monographs) by Peter France2002.20
What Management Is: How It Works and Why It's Everyone's Business by Joan Magretta2002.21
Bitters bruid by Leonard Blussé2002.22
Small Is Profitable by Amory B. Lovins2002.23
Glass: A World History by Alan Macfarlane2002.24
Martha Inc. by Christopher M. Byron2002.25
A Whistling Woman by A. S. Byatt2002.36
Dirt Music by Tim Winton2002.39
Eats, Shoots & Leaves: The Zero Tolerance Approach to Punctuation by Lynne Truss2003.1
Moneyball: The Art of Winning an Unfair Game by Michael Lewis2003.2
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time by Mark Haddon2003.3
Franklin Delano Roosevelt: Champion of Freedom by Conrad Black2003.4
They Marched Into Sunlight: War and Peace Vietnam and America October 1967 by David Maraniss2003.5
God's Secretaries: The Making of the King James Bible by Adam Nicolson2003.6
Gulag: A History by Anne Applebaum2003.7
Beautiful Shadow: A Life of Patricia Highsmith by Andrew Wilson2003.8
The Afrikaners: Biography of a People by Hermann Giliomee2003.9
Random Family: Love, Drugs, Trouble, and Coming of Age in the Bronx by Adrian Nicole LeBlanc2003.10
Pattern Recognition by William Gibson2003.11
The Zanzibar Chest by Aidan Hartley2003.12
What I Loved by Siri Hustvedt2003.13
Persepolis: The Story of a Childhood by Marjane Satrapi2003.14
Star of the Sea by Joseph O'Connor2003.15
Castles of Steel: Britain, Germany, and the Winning of the Great War at Sea by Robert K. Massie2003.16
Venice, Fragile City: 1797-1997 by Margaret Plant2003.17
The Recurrent Crisis in Corporate Governance by Paul W. MacAvoy2003.18
Khrushchev: The Man and His Era by William Taubman2003.19
The Fall of Hong Kong: Britain, China, and the Japanese Occupation by Philip Snow2003.20
The Music of the Primes by Marcus du Sautoy2003.21
Authentic Leadership: Rediscovering the Secrets to Creating Lasting Value by Bill George2003.22
Seven Myths of the Spanish Conquest by Matthew Restall2003.23
Governor Reagan: His Rise to Power by Lou Cannon2003.24
W. B. Yeats: A Life Volume II: The Arch-Poet 1915-1939 (Wb Yeats a Life) by R. F. Foster2003.25
The Majesty of the Law: Reflections of a Supreme Court Justice by Sandra Day O'Connor2003.26
Goya by Robert Hughes2003.27
Reformation : Europe's house divided : 1490-1700 by Diarmaid MacCulloch2003.28
The Billy Ruffian: The Bellerophon and the Downfall of Napoleon by David Cordingly2003.29
All the Shah's Men: An American Coup and the Roots of Middle East Terror by Stephen Kinzer2003.30
Black Earth: A Journey through Russia After the Fall by Andrew Meier2003.31
The Great Fire by Shirley Hazzard2003.41
The Plot Against America by Philip Roth2004.1
Snow by Orhan Pamuk2004.2
The Amateur Marriage by Anne Tyler2004.3
The Line of Beauty by Alan Hollinghurst2004.4
Cloud Atlas by David Mitchell2004.5
The Master by Colm Tóibín2004.6
The Lambs of London by Peter Ackroyd2004.7
Ulysses S. Grant by Josiah Bunting2004.8
Alexander Hamilton by Ron Chernow2004.9
Why Globalization Works by Martin Wolf2004.10
Plan of Attack by Bob Woodward2004.11
The Last Valley: Dien Bien Phu and the French Defeat in Vietnam by Martin Windrow2004.12
The Modern Firm: Organizational Design for Performance and Growth by John Roberts2004.13
Jacquard's Web: How a Hand-Loom Led to the Birth of the Information Age by James Essinger2004.14
The Command of the Ocean: A Naval History of Britain, 1649-1815 by N. A. M. Rodger2004.15
Global Crises, Global Solutions by Bjørn Lomborg2004.15
In Tasmania: Adventures at the End of the World by Nicholas Shakespeare2004.17
The Backroom Boys: The Secret Return of the British Boffin by Francis Spufford2004.18
Maximum City: Bombay Lost and Found by Suketu Mehta2004.20
The Italian Boy: A Tale of Murder and Body Snatching in 1830s London by Sarah Wise2004.21
Wodehouse: A Life by Robert McCrum2004.22
Chronicles: Volume One by Bob Dylan2004.23
The End of the Line: How Overfishing Is Changing the World and What We Eat by Charles Clover2004.24
Surprise, Security, and the American Experience by John Lewis Gaddis2004.25
A Tale of Love and Darkness by Amos Oz2004.37
Edge of Empire: Lives, Culture, and Conquest in the East, 1750-1850 by Maya Jasanoff2005.2
Mao: The Unknown Story by Jung Chang2005.3
Matisse the Master: A Life of Henri Matisse: The Conquest of Colour: 1909-1954 by Hilary Spurling2005.4
Imperial Reckoning: The Untold Story of Britain's Gulag in Kenya by Caroline Elkins2005.5
The Rise of American Democracy: Jefferson to Lincoln by Sean Wilentz2005.6
Night Draws Near: Iraq's People in the Shadow of America's War by Anthony Shadid2005.7
Freakonomics: A Rogue Economist Explores the Hidden Side of Everything by Steven D. Levitt2005.8
The March by E. L. Doctorow2005.9
A Short History of Tractors in Ukrainian by Marina Lewycka2005.10
The Year of Magical Thinking by Joan Didion2005.11
1599: A Year in the Life of William Shakespeare by James S. Shapiro2005.12
Conspiracy of Fools: A True Story by Kurt Eichenwald2005.13
A Great Improvisation: Franklin, France, and the Birth of America by Stacy Schiff2005.14
Medici Money: Banking, Metaphysics, and Art in Fifteenth-Century Florence by Tim Parks2005.15
The Pursuit of Victory: The Life and Achievement of Horatio Nelson by Roger Knight2005.16
The Prince of the City: Giuliani, New York and the Genius of American Life by Fred Siegel2005.17
Gannibal: The Moor of Petersburg by Hugh Barnes2005.18
Bury the Chains: Prophets and Rebels in the Fight to Free an Empire's Slaves by Adam Hochschild2005.19
Sons of the Conquerors: The Rise of the Turkic World by Hugh Pope2005.20
A Life in Secrets: Vera Atkins and the Missing Agents of WWII by Sarah Helm2005.21
Rough Crossings: Britain, the Slaves and the American Revolution by Simon Schama2005.22
Agincourt: The King, The Campaign, The Battle by Juliet Barker2005.23
Setting the People Free: The Story of Democracy by John Dunn2005.24
Radicals in Robes: Why Extreme Right-Wing Courts Are Wrong for America by Cass R. Sunstein2005.25
The Omnivore's Dilemma: A Natural History of Four Meals by Michael Pollan2006.1
The Trouble with Physics: The Rise of String Theory, the Fall of a Science, and What Comes Next by Lee Smolin2006.2
The Looming Tower: Al-Qaeda and the Road to 9/11 by Lawrence Wright2006.3
The White Man's Burden by William Easterly2006.4
Suite Française by Irène Némirovsky2006.5
George Mackay Brown: The Life by Maggie Fergusson2006.6
The Battle for Spain: The Spanish Civil War 1936-1939 by Antony Beevor2006.7
Twelve Days: The Story of the 1956 Hungarian Revolution by Victor Sebestyen2006.8
The Door of No Return: The History of Cape Coast Castle and the Atlantic Slave Trade by William St Clair2006.9
Dangerous Nation by Robert Kagan2006.10
The One Percent Doctrine: Deep Inside America's Pursuit of Its Enemies Since 9/11 by Ron Suskind2006.11
The Emperor's Children by Claire Messud2006.12
The Trouble with Africa: Why Foreign Aid Isn't Working by Robert Calderisi2006.13
District and Circle by Seamus Heaney2006.14
Khrushchev's Cold War: The Inside Story of an American Adversary by Aleksandr Fursenko2006.15
Nixon and Mao: The Week That Changed the World by Margaret MacMillan2006.16
Alexis de Tocqueville : a life by Hugh Brogan2006.17
The Wal-Mart Effect: How the World's Most Powerful Company Really Works--and How It's Transforming the American Economy by Charles Fishman2006.18
Mellon: An American Life by David Cannadine2006.19
Passionate minds : the great love affair of the Enlightenment, featuring the scientist Emilie Du Chatelet, the poet Voltaire, sword fights, book burnings, assorted kings, seditious verse, and the birth of the modern world by David Bodanis2006.20
A Royal Affair: George III and His Scandalous Siblings by Stella Tillyard2006.21
The Wages of Destruction: The Making and Breaking of the Nazi Economy by Adam Tooze2006.22
Rebel Queen: The Trial of Caroline by Jane Robins2006.23
Guantanamo and the Abuse of Presidential Power by Joseph Margulies2006.24
Sacred Causes: The Clash of Religion and Politics, from the Great War to the War on Terror by Michael Burleigh2006.25
The God Delusion by Richard Dawkins2006.33
House of Meetings by Martin Amis2006.34
The Uncommon Reader by Alan Bennett2007.1
The Black Swan: The Impact of the Highly Improbable by Nassim Nicholas Taleb2007.3
Mister Pip by Lloyd Jones2007.4
The Nine: Inside the Secret World of the Supreme Court by Jeffrey Toobin2007.5
The Billionaire Who Wasn't: How Chuck Feeney Made and Gave Away a Fortune Without Anyone Knowing by Conor O'Clery2007.6
On Chesil Beach by Ian McEwan2007.7
The Septembers of Shiraz by Dalia Sofer2007.8
The Tiger That Isn't: Seeing Through a World of Numbers by Michael Blastland2007.9
Arsenals of Folly: The Making of the Nuclear Arms Race by Richard Rhodes2007.10
1967: Israel, the War, and the Year that Transformed the Middle East by Tom Segev2007.11
The Last Tycoons: The Secret History of Lazard Frères & Co. by William D. Cohan2007.12
Legacy of Ashes: The History of the CIA by Tim Weiner2007.13
How Capitalism Was Built: The Transformation of Central and Eastern Europe, Russia, and Central Asia by Anders Åslund2007.14
India After Gandhi: The History of the World's Largest Democracy by Ramachandra Guha2007.15
Napoleon's Wars: An International History, 1803-1815 by Charles Esdaile2007.16
God's Architect: Pugin and the Building of Romantic Britain by Rosemary Hill2007.17
The Art of Political Murder. Who Killed the Bishop? by Francisco Goldman2007.18
Beatrix Potter: A Life in Nature by Linda Lear2007.19
Edith Wharton by Hermione Lee2007.20
The Wagner Clan by Jonathan Carr2007.21
Two Lives: Gertrude and Alice by Janet Malcolm2007.22
Stanley: The Impossible Life of Africa's Greatest Explorer by Tim Jeal2007.23
The Cigarette Century: The Rise, Fall, and Deadly Persistence of the Product That Defined America by Allan M. Brandt2007.24
God and Gold: Britain, America, and the Making of the Modern World by Walter Russell Mead2007.25
Through the Darkness: A Life in Zimbabwe by Judith Garfield Todd2007.33
Nixonland: The Rise of a President and the Fracturing of America by Rick Perlstein2008.1
A Splendid Exchange: How Trade Shaped the World by William J. Bernstein2008.2
Empires of the Sea: The Siege of Malta, the Battle of Lepanto, and the Contest for the Center of the World by Roger Crowley2008.3
The Three Trillion Dollar War: The True Cost of the Iraq Conflict by Joseph E. Stiglitz2008.4
The Logic of Life: The Rational Economics of an Irrational World by Tim Harford2008.5
The Age of Wonder: How the Romantic Generation Discovered the Beauty and Terror of Science by Richard Holmes2008.6
The Three of Us: A Family Story by Julia Blackburn2008.7
Masters and Commanders : The Military Geniuses Who Led the West to Victory in World War II by Andrew Roberts2008.8
Out of Mao's Shadow: The Struggle for the Soul of a New China by Philip P. Pan2008.9
India: The Emerging Giant by Arvind Panagariya2008.10
The White War: Life and Death on the Italian Front 1915-1919 by Mark Thompson2008.11
Capitalism with Chinese Characteristics: Entrepreneurship and the State by Yasheng Huang2008.12
The Secret Life of Words: How English Became English by Henry Hitchings2008.13
The Partnership: The Making of Goldman Sachs by Charles D. Ellis2008.14
The Fall and Rise of the Islamic State (Council on Foreign Relations) by Noah Feldman2008.15
A Choice of Enemies: America Confronts the Middle East by Lawrence Freedman2008.16
Britain Since 1918: The Strange Career of British Democracy by David Marquand2008.17
The Dark Side: The Inside Story of How The War on Terror Turned into a War on American Ideals by Jane Mayer2008.18
Law and the Long War: The Future of Justice in the Age of Terror by Benjamin Wittes2008.19
Dinner with Mugabe: The Untold Story of a Freedom Fighter Who Became a Tyrant by Heidi Holland2008.20
The Trillion Dollar Meltdown: Easy Money, High Rollers, and the Great Credit Crash by Charles R. Morris2008.21
When Markets Collide: Investment Strategies for the Age of Global Economic Change by Mohamed El-Erian2008.22
The Venturesome Economy: How Innovation Sustains Prosperity in a More Connected World by Amar Bhide2008.23
Grown Up Digital: How the Net Generation is Changing Your World by Don Tapscott2008.24
Globality: Competing with Everyone from Everywhere for Everything by Hal Sirkin2008.25
Modern China: The Fall and Rise of a Great Power, 1850 to the Present by Jonathan Fenby2008.28
The Blackest Streets: The Life and Death of a Victorian Slum by Sarah Wise2008.29
Soul of the Age: A Biography of the Mind of William Shakespeare by Jonathan Bate2008.32
Breath by Tim Winton2008.47
Wolf Hall by Hilary Mantel2009.1
Too Big to Fail: The Inside Story of How Wall Street and Washington Fought to Save the Financial System---and Themselves by Andrew Ross Sorkin2009.2
Why We Disagree About Climate Change: Understanding Controversy, Inaction and Opportunity by Mike Hulme2009.3
Too Much Happiness by Alice Munro2009.4
Love and Summer by William Trevor2009.5
The Glass Room by Simon Mawer2009.6
The Winter Vault by Anne Michaels2009.7
Russia Against Napoleon: The True Story of the Campaigns of War and Peace by Dominic Lieven2009.9
Louis D. Brandeis: A Life by Melvin I. Urofsky2009.10
Constable in Love: Love, Landscape, Money and the Making of a Great Painter by Martin Gayford2009.11
The Storm of War: A New History of the Second World War by Andrew Roberts2009.12
The Bourne Ultimatum by Robert Ludlum2009.13
American Rust by Philipp Meyer2009.14
Lords of Finance: The Bankers Who Broke the World by Liaquat Ahamed2009.15
The Frock-Coated Communist: The Life and Times of the Original Champagne Socialist by Tristram Hunt2009.16
The Arabs: A History by Eugene Rogan2009.17
The Crisis of Islamic Civilization by Ali A. Allawi2009.18
The Silence and the Scorpion: The Coup Against Chavez and the Making of Modern Venezuela by Brian A. Nelson2009.19
It's Our Turn to Eat: The Story of a Kenyan Whistle-Blower by Michela Wrong2009.20
The Accidental Guerrilla: Fighting Small Wars in the Midst of a Big One by David Kilcullen2009.21
Desperate Glory by Sam Kiley2009.22
The Life and Times of Raul Prebisch, 1901-1986 by Edgar J. Dosman2009.23
Pops: A Life of Louis Armstrong by Terry Teachout2009.24
The Secret Lives of Somerset Maugham: A Biography by Selina Hastings2009.25
Poorly Made in China: An Insider's Account of the Tactics Behind China's Production Game by Paul Midler2009.32
Mao's Great Famine: The History of China's Most Devastating Catastrophe, 1958-1962 by Frank Dikötter2010.1
Bloodlands: Europe Between Hitler and Stalin by Timothy Snyder2010.2
Why the West Rules—For Now: The Patterns of History, and What They Reveal About the Future by Ian Morris2010.3
Game Change: Obama and the Clintons, McCain and Palin, and the Race of a Lifetime by John Heilemann2010.4
Where Good Ideas Come From: The Natural History of Innovation by Steven Johnson2010.5
A World on Fire: Britain's Crucial Role in the American Civil War by Amanda Foreman2010.6
The Big Short: Inside the Doomsday Machine by Michael Lewis2010.7
Red Plenty: Industry! Progress! Abundance! Inside the Fifties Soviet Dream by Francis Spufford2010.8
The Party: The Secret World of China's Communist Rulers by Richard McGregor2010.9
The Rational Optimist: How Prosperity Evolves by Matt Ridley2010.10
The rule of law by Tom Bingham2010.11
The Emperor of All Maladies: A Biography of Cancer by Siddhartha Mukherjee2010.12
Through the Language Glass: Why the World Looks Different in Other Languages by Guy Deutscher2010.13
The Bridge: The Life and Rise of Barack Obama by David Remnick2010.14
Country Driving: A Chinese Road Trip by Peter Hessler2010.15
Molotov's Magic Lantern: A Journey in Russian History by Rachel Polonsky2010.16
Curfewed Night by Basharat Peer2010.17
The Fear: Robert Mugabe and the Martyrdom of Zimbabwe by Peter Godwin2010.18
The Watchers: The Rise of America's Surveillance State by Shane Harris2010.19
The Pinch: How the Baby Boomers Took Their Children's Future - And Why They Should Give it Back by David Willetts2010.20
The Hare with Amber Eyes: A Hidden Inheritance by Edmund De Waal2010.21
Lives Like Loaded Guns: Emily Dickinson and Her Family's Feuds by Lyndall Gordon2010.22
Finishing the Hat by Stephen Sondheim2010.23
The Cello Suites: J. S. Bach, Pablo Casals, and the Search for a Baroque Masterpiece by Eric Siblin2010.24
The Warmth of Other Suns: The Epic Story of America's Great Migration by Isabel Wilkerson2010.25
Pearl Buck in China: Journey to The Good Earth by Hilary Spurling2010.26
Freedom by Jonathan Franzen2010.36
To the End of the Land by David Grossman2010.37
Parrot and Olivier in America by Peter Carey2010.38
Deng Xiaoping and the Transformation of China by Ezra F. Vogel2011
Thinking, Fast and Slow by Daniel Kahneman2011.1
The Great Stagnation: How America Ate All the Low-Hanging Fruit of Modern History, Got Sick, and Will [Eventually] Feel Better by Tyler Cowen2011.2
Beautiful Thing: Inside the Secret World of Bombay's Dance Bars by Sonia Faleiro2011.3
Dancing in the Glory of Monsters: The Collapse of the Congo and the Great War of Africa by Jason Stearns2011.5
Pakistan: A Hard Country by Anatol Lieven2011.6
Poor Economics: A Radical Rethinking of the Way to Fight Global Poverty by Abhijit Banerjee2011.7
The Great Sea: A Human History of the Mediterranean by David Abulafia2011.8
Triumph of the City: How Our Greatest Invention Makes Us Richer, Smarter, Greener, Healthier, and Happier by Edward L. Glaeser2011.9
People Who Eat Darkness: The True Story of a Young Woman Who Vanished from the Streets of Tokyo and the Evil That Swallowed Her Up by Richard Lloyd Parry2011.10
1Q84 by Haruki Murakami2011.11
The Marriage Plot by Jeffrey Eugenides2011.12
The Tiger's Wife by Téa Obreht2011.13
Berlin 1961: Kennedy, Khrushchev, and the Most Dangerous Place on Earth by Frederick Kempe2011.14
Money and Power: How Goldman Sachs Came to Rule the World by William D. Cohan2011.15
The Pursuit of Italy: A History of a Land, Its Regions, and Their Peoples by David Gilmour2011.16
The Sugar Barons: Family, Corruption, Empire, and War in the West Indies by Matthew Parker2011.17
Reckless Endangerment: How Outsized Ambition, Greed, and Corruption Led to Economic Armageddon by Gretchen Morgenson2011.18
Is That a Fish in Your Ear?: Translation and the Meaning of Everything by David Bellos2011.19
Red Capitalism: The Fragile Financial Foundation of China's Extraordinary Rise by Carl E. Walter2011.20
Charles Dickens: A Life by Claire Tomalin2011.21
Exceptional People: How Migration Shaped Our World and Will Define Our Future by Ian Goldin2011.22
Tide Players: The Movers and Shakers of a Rising China by Jianying Zha2011.23
Cables from Kabul: The Inside Story of the West's Afghanistan Campaign by Sherard Cowper-Coles2011.24
The 9/11 Wars by Jason Burke2011.25
Jerusalem: The Biography by Simon Sebag Montefiore2011.31
Other People's Money by Justin Cartwright2011.43
The Afrika Reich by Guy Saville2011.47
Bring Up the Bodies by Hilary Mantel2012
Iron Curtain: The Crushing of Eastern Europe, 1944-1956 by Anne Applebaum2012
Private Empire: ExxonMobil and American Power by Steve Coll2012.2
Freedom's Forge: How American Business Produced Victory in World War II by Arthur Herman2012.4
Tombstone: The Great Chinese Famine, 1958-1962 by Yang Jisheng2012.5
Why Nations Fail: The Origins of Power, Prosperity and Poverty by Daron Acemoglu2012.6
Unfinished Empire: The Global Expansion of Britain by John Darwin2012.7
The Heir Apparent: A Life of Edward VII, the Playboy Prince by Jane Ridley2012.8
Joseph Anton by Salman Rushdie2012.9
The Pinecone by Jenny Uglow2012.10
Strands: A Year of Discoveries on the Beach by Jean Sprackland2012.11
Fairy Tales from the Brothers Grimm: A New English Version by Philip Pullman2012.12
Days of God: The Revolution in Iran and Its Consequences by James Buchan2012.14
The Ocean of Life: The Fate of Man and the Sea by Callum Roberts2012.15
Titian: His Life by Sheila Hale2012.16
Spillover: Animal Infections and the Next Human Pandemic by David Quammen2012.18
The Secret Race: Inside the Hidden World of the Tour de France: Doping, Cover-ups, and Winning at All Costs by Tyler Hamilton2012.19
Into the silence by Wade Davis2012.21
The Signal and the Noise: Why So Many Predictions Fail — but Some Don't by Nate Silver2012.22
The Old Ways: A Journey on Foot by Robert Macfarlane2012.23
The Garden of Evening Mists by Tan Twan Eng2012.24
Place: New Poems by Jorie Graham2012.25
The Eagle Unbowed: Poland and the Poles in the Second World War by Halik Kochanski2012.27
Radio Congo: Signals of Hope from Africa's Deadliest War by Ben Rawlence2012.30
On Warne by Gideon Haigh2012.45
Toby's Room by Pat Barker2012.50
Smarter Than You Think: How Technology is Changing Our Minds for the Better by Clive Thompson2013.1
How Asia Works: Success and Failure in the World's Most Dynamic Region by Joe Studwell2013.2
My Promised Land: The Triumph and Tragedy of Israel by Ari Shavit2013.3
Europe: The Struggle for Supremacy, from 1453 to the Present by Brendan Simms2013.4
Double Down: Game Change 2012 by Mark Halperin2013.5
Hatching Twitter: A True Story of Money, Power, Friendship, and Betrayal by Nick Bilton2013.6
The Everything Store: Jeff Bezos and the Age of Amazon by Brad Stone2013.7
The Smartest Kids in the World: And How They Got That Way by Amanda Ripley2013.8
Bach: Music in the Castle of Heaven by John Eliot Gardiner2013.9
The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt2013.10
The War That Ended Peace: The Road to 1914 by Margaret MacMillan2013.12
Gettysburg: The Last Invasion by Allen C. Guelzo2013.13
Command and Control: Nuclear Weapons, the Damascus Accident, and the Illusion of Safety by Eric Schlosser2013.14
Red Fortress: The Secret Heart of Russia's History by Catherine Merridale2013.15
The Tragedy of Liberation: A History of the Chinese Revolution, 1945-1957 by Frank Dikötter2013.16
Isaac and Isaiah: The Covert Punishment of a Cold War Heretic by David Caute2013.17
Coolidge by Amity Shlaes2013.18
Forgotten Ally: China's World War II, 1937-1945 by Rana Mitter2013.19
Iraq - From War to a New Authoritarianism (Adelphi series) by Toby Dodge2013.20
Unthinkable: Iran, the Bomb, and American Strategy by Kenneth Pollack2013.21
The Beast: Riding the Rails and Dodging Narcos on the Migrant Trail by Oscar Martínez2013.22
Thank You for Your Service by David Finkel2013.23
The Blunders of Our Governments by Anthony King2013.24
China Goes Global: The Partial Power by David Shambaugh2013.25
Comandante: Hugo Chávez's Venezuela by Rory Carroll2013.26
The Bully Pulpit: Theodore Roosevelt, William Howard Taft, and the Golden Age of Journalism by Doris Kearns Goodwin2013.33
The Luminaries by Eleanor Catton2013.44
Life After Life by Kate Atkinson2013.45
Capital in the Twenty-First Century by Thomas Piketty2014
The Sixth Extinction: An Unnatural History by Elizabeth Kolbert2014.1
Being Mortal: Medicine and What Matters in the End by Atul Gawande2014.2
Age of Ambition: Chasing Fortune, Truth, and Faith in the New China by Evan Osnos2014.3
Thirteen Days in September: Carter, Begin, and Sadat at Camp by Lawrence Wright2014.5
China's Second Continent: How a Million Migrants Are Building a New Empire in Africa by Howard W. French2014.6
H Is for Hawk by Helen Macdonald2014.7
The Sense of Style: The Thinking Person's Guide to Writing in the 21st Century by Steven Pinker2014.8
The Big Fat Surprise: Why Butter, Meat and Cheese Belong in a Healthy Diet by Nina Teicholz2014.9
Orfeo by Richard Powers2014.10
Napoleon: A Life by Andrew Roberts2014.11
The Mighty Dead: Why Homer Matters by Adam Nicolson2014.12
Political Order and Political Decay: From the Industrial Revolution to the Globalization of Democracy by Francis Fukuyama2014.14
Indonesia, Etc.: Exploring the Improbable Nation by Elizabeth Pisani2014.15
Vivid Faces: The Revolutionary Generation in Ireland, 1890-1923 by R. F. Foster2014.16
The English and Their History by Robert Tombs2014.17
Fourth of July Creek by Smith Henderson2014.18
The Collapse: The Accidental Opening of the Berlin Wall by Mary Elise Sarotte2014.19
Do No Harm: Stories of Life, Death, and Brain Surgery by Henry Marsh2014.20
Christendom Destroyed : Europe 1517-1648 by Mark Greengrass2014.21
Lessons of Hope: How to Fix Our Schools by Joel Klein2014.22
Lila by Marilynne Robinson2014.23
Decoded by Mai Jia2014.24
Thirty Girls by Susan Minot2014.25
The People's Republic of Amnesia: Tiananmen Revisited by Louisa Lim2014.26
Arctic Summer by Damon Galgut2014.39
Inequality: what can be done? by A. B. Atkinson2015
Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates2015.1
SPQR: A History of Ancient Rome by Mary Beard2015.2
Superforecasting: The Art and Science of Prediction by Philip E. Tetlock2015.3
A Little Life by Hanya Yanagihara2015.4
Misbehaving: The Making of Behavioral Economics by Richard H. Thaler2015.5
Humans Need Not Apply: A Guide to Wealth and Work in the Age of Artificial Intelligence by Jerry Kaplan2015.7
Nagasaki: Life After Nuclear War by Susan Southard2015.8
The Invention of Nature: Alexander von Humboldt's New World by Andrea Wulf2015.9
Things to Make and Do in the Fourth Dimension by Matt Parker2015.10
The Story of the Lost Child by Elena Ferrante2015.11
Seiobo There Below by Laszlo Krasznahorkai2015.12
The Public Wealth of Nations: How Management of Public Assets Can Boost or Bust Economic Growth by Dag Detter2015.13
Ted Hughes: The Unauthorised Life by Jonathan Bate2015.14
Submission by Michel Houellebecq2015.15
NeuroTribes: The Legacy of Autism and the Future of Neurodiversity by Steve Silberman2015.16
The New Wild: Why Invasive Species Will Be Nature's Salvation by Fred Pearce2015.17
A Brief History of Seven Killings by Marlon James2015.18
Near and Distant Neighbors: A New History of Soviet Intelligence by Jonathan Haslam2015.19
Waterloo: The History of Four Days, Three Armies, and Three Battles by Bernard Cornwell2015.20
What the Eye Hears: A History of Tap Dancing by Brian Seibert2015.21
Black Earth: The Holocaust as History and Warning by Timothy Snyder2015.22
Empire of Cotton: A Global History by Sven Beckert2015.23
North Korea Confidential: Private Markets, Fashion Trends, Prison Camps, Dissenters and Defectors by Daniel Tudor2015.25
Once in a Great City: A Detroit Story by David Maraniss2015.37
The Fall of the Ottomans: The Great War in the Middle East by Eugene Rogan2015.38