An exploration of nature that forces readers to consider the threat posed by human behavior to a world of astonishing diversity.
A book that deftly combines investigative reporting and historical research to probe a New Jersey seashore town’s cluster of childhood cancers linked to water and air pollution.
A richly detailed chronicle of racial injustice in the Florida town of Groveland in 1949, involving four black men falsely accused of rape and drawing a civil rights crusader, and eventual Supreme Court justice, into the legal battle.
An elegant inquiry, at once clinical and personal, into the long history of an insidious disease that, despite treatment breakthroughs, still bedevils medical science.
A well documented narrative that examines the terrifying doomsday competition between two superpowers and how weapons of mass destruction still imperil humankind.
A precise and eloquent work that examines a deliberate system of racial suppression and that rescues a multitude of atrocities from virtual obscurity.
A remarkable work of nonfiction storytelling that exposes the cascade of blunders that doomed America’s misbegotten intervention in Afghanistan.
The story of a vast country and society in the grip of transformation, calmly surveyed, smartly reported and portrayed with exacting strokes.
A disquieting exploration of the role played by the American president and his national security advisor in the 1971 Pakistani civil war, a bloodbath that killed hundreds of thousands and created millions of refugees.
An engrossing look at how a tenacious general became the ringleader of efforts to reshape America’s military strategy in the post-Cold War age.
An engrossing book that plunges the reader into an Indian slum in the shadow of gleaming hotels near Mumbai’s airport, revealing a complex subculture where poverty does not extinguish aspiration.
A fascinating book that, for a year, closely follows the natural wonders occurring within a tiny patch of old-growth Tennessee forest.
A resilient author’s account of caring for a stricken husband, sharing fears and insights as she explores neurology and ponders the gift of words.
An evocative, deeply researched book probing the causes and effects of a global imbalance in the gender ratio.
A thought provoking exploration of the Internet’s physical and cultural consequences, rendering highly technical material intelligible to the general reader.
A memorable examination of the longest and most brutal of all the wars between European settlers and a single Indian tribe.
A work that probes the complexity of the Great Recession, using solid research and precise documentation to reveal not only a gripping human drama but also a tense clash of ideas.
A sweeping look at the origins and development of religious belief throughout human history.
An authoritative, deeply researched book that achieves an extraordinary balance in weighing two mighty protagonists against each other.
A heavily documented exploration of the overlooked suffering of noncombatants in the victory over Nazi Germany, written with the dash of a novelist and the authority of a scholar.