Revelatory New Nonfiction

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Beaten Down, Worked Up

The Past, Present, and Future of American Labor

by Steven Greenhouse

New in Hardcover

An in-depth look at working men and women in America, the challenges they face, and how they can be re-empowered.

“Riveting. . . . Deeply inspiring and profoundly important.” —Robert B. Reich, former Secretary of Labor






The Schoolhouse Gate

Public Education, the Supreme Court, and the Battle for the American Mind

by Justin Driver 

Now in Paperback

A Washington Post Notable Book of the Year

“Indispensable. . . . Bold and ultimately persuasive. . . . Exquisitely well timed.” —The New York Times Book Review






In My Father’s House

A New View of How Crime Runs in the Family

by Fox Butterfield

Now in Paperback

One of The Marshall Project’s Best Criminal Justice Books of the Year

“Riveting. . . . An intriguing and sometimes disturbing deep dive into some powerful social dilemmas.” —Los Angeles Times








A Global History

by Julia Lovell

New in Hardcover

A landmark revisionist history that illuminates China’s central role in the ideological battles of the twentieth century.

“A masterful corrective. . . . Eloquent, engrossing, intelligent.” —Evan Osnos, National Book Award-winning author of Age of Ambition







Rising Out of Hatred

The Awakening of a Former White Nationalist

by Eli Saslow

Now in Paperback

“Vivid storytelling. . . . During this period of deepening racial division, there is the possibility of redemption.” —The Washington Post







Gods of the Upper Air

How a Circle of Renegade Anthropologists Reinvented Race, Sex, and Gender in the Twentieth Century

by Charles King

New in Hardcover

“A masterful history of a group of maverick thinkers in the early twentieth century who aimed to dethrone the eugenicists dominating racial thought.” —Ibram X. Kendi, author of Stamped from the Beginning