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Representing narrative nonfiction and big-idea books by scholars, public intellectuals, and established journalists - work that illuminates the past and the present in current affairs, history, the sciences, and the arts.

Read an exclusive first serial from Jonah Keri’s Up, Up, and Away: The Kid, the Hawk, Rock, Vladi, Pedro, le Grand Orange, Youppi!, the Crazy Business of Baseball, and the Ill-fated but Unforgettable Montreal Expos in Grantland.

Vali Nasr, author of The Dispensible Nation, writes about the crisis in Ukraine on the The New York Times op ed page.

Read Freeman Dyson’s review of Mario Livio’s Brilliant Blunders in The New York Review of Books. It was also chosen by The Washington Post as on of the top fifty books of the year. He recently appeared on the Daily Show with Jon Stewart and he has drawn great reviews in theWall Street Journal, the New York Times Book Review, and the Washington Post Book Review. Even Dan Brown, the author of The DaVinci Code, tweeted he was “one of my favorite authors.”

The New York Times says of Greg Grandin that “through a remarkable feat of research he establishes a strong narrative line” in his new book The Empire of Necessity.  In a starred review, PublishersWeekly says his “insightful, poetic explorations offer profound insight into a critical moment.” A fleet of other publications have now called the book “splendid,” “exquisite,” “engaging,” fascinatingly intimate,” and “excellent.”

Yascha Mounk’s “German, Jewish, and Neither,” based on his book, Stranger in My Own Country, is one of this week’s most emailed articles in the New York Times.

Kayla Williams talks about Plenty of Time When We Get Home with Terry Gross on Fresh Air.

Larry Sabato talked about the New York Times bestseller The Kennedy Half-Century on “CBS This Morningand Fox News.

Cass Sunstein and Richard Thaler’s Nudge is effecting direct policy change in Great Britain, as the New York Times reports.

Fun Home, the theatrical adaptation of Alison Bechdel’s memoir, has been called one of the ten best plays of the year by New York Magazine. Ben Brantley called it a “beautiful heartbreaker” in the New York Times.

Nate Silver is reinventing and staffing up FiveThirtyEight.com as his vastly expanded site moves to ABC and ESPN. His book, The Signal and the Noise, was a New York Times bestseller for months. He has been called the “most famous journalist in America today, and deservedly so.”

Read a five-page review of Rana Mitter’s Forgotten Ally:China’s World War II: 1937-45 in The New Yorker. The book has also been reviewed in The Daily Beast, The Economist, the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, and the Washington Post, which says he “masterfully constructs these interlocking stories of battles, famines, massacres, diplomacy and intrigue.” The Financial Times just named it a Book of the Year.

Read the interview with Joseph Blasi and Richard Freeman on their new book The Citizen’s Share: Putting Ownership Back into Democracy with PBS’s Paul Solman.

Read the five-page review of Linda Leavell’s Holding on Upside Down: The Life and Work on Marianne Moore in The New Yorker. It was also reviewed in Slate.

Amy Greenberg talks about A Wicked War to the New York Times. The book has won the best book award from the Society for Historians of the Early American Republic, and the Robert Utley Award from the Western History Association.

Thinkers50 named Mike Myatt to their On the Radar list,”for fresh, powerful thought leadership.” Amazon has chosen his new book Hacking Leadership as one of their Best Business Books of the Month.

Read Brian Fagan’s excerpt, “The Impending Deluge,” from his just-published book The Attacking Oceans: The Past, Present, and Future of Rising Sea Levels on the op-ed page of The New York Times.

Pamela Katz’s screenplay of the film Hannah Arendt was nominated for a German Academy Award, and the New York Times has named it one of the ten best films of the year.

Jonathan Rieder’s op-ed, excerpted from his book Gospel of Freedom: Martin Luther King, Jr.’s Letter from Birmingham Jail and the Struggle That Changed a Nation, is featured in The New York Times.

Stephanie Coontz had the cover of the New York Times Sunday Review to talk about the state of American gender equality. She also recently spoke with Stephen Colbert about her book A Strange Stirring: The Feminine Mystique and American Women at the Dawn of the 1960s on The Colbert Report.

Sarah Wildman reports from Jerusalem in The New Yorker and for Newsweek on a map whisperer.


Keith Meldahl’s Hard Road West, a geological history of the westward journey, was described by The Atlantic’s literary and national editor Benjamin Schwartz as “one of the best books I’ve read in the past five years.”

Dave Tomar, the author of The Shadow Scholar, wrote about cheating for the New York Times. He can also be seen on The Today Show.

ACLU president Susan Herman’s book, Taking LibertiesThe War on Terror and the Erosion of American Democracy, has been awarded the 2012 Roy C. Palmer Civil Liberties Prize.

Dalton Conley is profiled in The Chronicle of Higher Education for his volunteer work as Dean of Arts and Sciences for the pioneering tuition-free University of the People.

Kate Stone Lombardi talks about The Mama’s Boy Myth on NPR’s All Things Considered. Timefeatures her piece on Mother’s Day.

Bill Moyers calls Jacob Hacker and Paul Pierson’s book, Winner-Take-All Politics, “the most important I’ve read” in years, and considers the two professors “the Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson of political science.”

Sheril Kirshenbaum, the author of The Science of Kissing, talks about kissing on CBS This Morning and on CNN. Watch for her Plugged In blog posts on Scientific American.

Sharon McGrayne’s book on Bayes’ Rule, The Theory That Would Not Die, was lauded by Alan Krueger, the new chairman of the Council of Economic Advisers, in an interview in the New York Times.

Yascha Mounk writes about Walter Laqueur’s dark vision of Europe and whether it’s right in the Wall Street Journal.

Ellen Forney has been nominated for an Eisner Award. Her memoir Marbles: Mania, Depression, Michelangelo, & Me is a New York Times bestseller, and named a best book of 2012 by The Washington Post, Time, and Entertainment Weekly. Her memoir has earned raves from NPR, Time, O, Entertainment Weekly, The New York Times, and The Los Angeles Times, among others. She is the 2012 “Genius Award” winner, in Literature, from The Stranger magazine, and was recently interviewed on NPR’s Morning Edition.

Lucy Knisley’s Relish: My Life in the Kitchen is a New York Times Bestseller, and has been featured in The New York Times, The Wall St. Journal, USA Today, The Village Voice, Wired, and NPR, among many others, and has earned a starred review from Publishers Weekly. It has been named one of the “10 Most Anticipated Graphic Novels & Comics of 2013″ by Paste Magazine and a “Book of the Week” by PW. Her national book tour kicks off in NYC this April.

Nicole J. Georges’s Calling Dr. Laura earned a rave review from National Public Radio, and has been featured in Vanity Fair, Slate, The Philadelphia Inquirer, The Oregonian and Portland Monthly, among many others. She was named one of “8 Worthy Successors to Alison Bechdel” by Flavorwire. Watch her book trailer, here.

James Wright discusses Those Who Have Borne the Battle on NPR’s The Takeaway and with Alex Wagner on MSNBC.

Fred Guterl discusses The Fate of the Species with Jon Stewart on The Daily Show, with Leonard Lopate on NPR, and Dylan Ratigan on MSNBC. He explains “climate armageddon” in Scientific American, the rise of autonomous software in Slate, and global warming in The New York Times.

Martha Nussbaum discussed The New Religious Intolerance on NPR’s The Diane Rehm Show.

Laney and Gay Salisbury’s The Cruelest Miles is much discussed in “Spirit of a Racer in a Dog’s Blood,” one of the most heavily emailed articles in the New York Times.

Josh Kosman talks about the role of private equity in the US economy on PBS NewsHour.