Thought-Provoking Nonfiction

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Big Sister, Little Sister, Red Sister

Three Women at the Heart of Twentieth-Century China

by Jung Chang

New in Hardcover

They were the most famous sisters in China. As the country battled war, revolutions, and transformations, the Soong sisters were at the center of power, and each left an indelible mark on history.

“A captivating triple biography.” —Publishers Weekly



Classic Krakauer

Essays on Wilderness and Risk

by Jon Krakauer

New in Paperback

Ten gripping essays spanning an extraordinary range of subjects and locations

“Krakauer is a masterly writer and reporter.” —The New York Times Book Review




Written in History

Letters That Changed the World

by Simon Sebag Montefiore

Now in Paperback

“Entertaining and enlightening. . . . Revolutionary and visionary. . . . Very personal. . . . All are fascinating.” —Daily Mail (London)





On Desperate Ground

The Epic Story of Chosin Reservoir—the Greatest Battle of the Korean War

by Hampton Sides

Now in Paperback

“Superb. . . . A masterpiece of thorough research, deft pacing and arresting detail.” —The Washington Post





God in the Qur’an

by Jack Miles

Now in Paperback

“Stands alone, both in its generous openness of mind and in its scrupulous yet lively scholarship.” —The Wall Street Journal






Life Undercover

Coming of Age in the CIA

by Amaryllis Fox

New in Hardcover

An exhilarating memoir of one woman’s dedication to family and country told with astonishing courage and passion

“Gripping. . . . Reads like a great espionage novel.” —Publishers Weekly (starred review)