James Owen Weatherall tells the story of the physicists and mathematicians who created the models that have become the basis of modern finance and argues that these models are the "solution" to—not the source of—our current economic woes.
In this raucous collection of true-life stories, actress and comedian Chelsea Handler recounts her time spent in the social trenches with that wild, strange, irresistible, and often gratifying beast: the one-night stand.
What the Map Tells Us About Coming Conflicts and the Battle Against Fate
Robert D. Kaplan Michael Prichard
In this provocative, startling book, Robert D. Kaplan, the bestselling author of Monsoon and Balkan Ghosts, offers a revelatory new prism through which to view global upheavals and to understand what lies ahead for continents and countries around the world.
A magnificent, beautifully written epic "biography" of cancer—in the tradition of Andrew Solomon's The Noonday Demon, this is a brilliant exploration of the past, present, and future of a complex disease that defines us and our time.
The Americans Who Fought the Second War of Independence
A. J. Langguth Grover Gardner
This dramatic account of the War of 1812 fills a surprising gap in the popular literature of the nation's formative years. It is this second and final war of independence that established the young nation as a permanent power. Full of fascinating characters, A. J. Langguth's riveting account covers a vast panorama of battles, from the American sacking of Toronto and the British burning of the White House and the Capitol, to the thrilling war at sea and on the Great Lakes and the final spectacular American victory at New Orleans.