What Have We Done: The Moral Injury of Our Longest Wars

From Pulitzer Prize-­winning journalist David Wood, a battlefield view of moral injury, the signature wound of America's 21st century wars.

How Everything Became War and the Military Became Everything

Rosa Brooks traces this seismic shift in how America wages war from an unconventional perspective—that of a former top Pentagon official.

A Floating Chinaman

Hua Hsu describes how Chinese writers became ensnared in bitter rivalries over which could claim the title of America’s leading China expert


An intimate portrait of Louisa Catherine Adams, the wife of John Quincy Adams, who witnessed the greatest transformations of her time.


Splitopia challenges outdated, negative assumptions about divorce and offers guidance for healthier, happier splits.

Excellent Daughters

For more than a decade, Katherine Zoepf has lived in or traveled throughout the Arab world, reporting on the lives of women, whose role...

One Child

An intimate investigation of the world’s largest experiment in social engineering and how its effects will shape China for decades to come.

Broad Influence

Jay Newton-Small takes readers through the corridors of Washington, D.C. to demonstrate how women are affecting lasting change.

The Powerhouse

A worldwide race is on to perfect the next engine of economic growth, the advanced lithium-ion battery. Can the U.S. win?

The Great Race

The Great Race recounts the story of a century-long battle between automakers for market share, profit, and technological dominance.

The Fierce Urgency of Now

A majestic big-picture account of the Great Society and the forces that shaped it.

The Test

Standardized assessments test our children, our teachers, our schools—and increasingly, our patience.