Non-fiction

The Last Slaves

Hannah Durkin

The Last Slaves tells the stories of the final survivors of the Clotilda, the last slave ship to land on US soil which docked in Mobile Bay, Alabama in July 1860; fully 52 years after a federal law ba…


Wild Dances

William Lee Adams

William Lee Adams is the pre-eminent voice on Eurovision around the world. With 40 million unique hits yearly, his site, WiwiBloggs, has propelled him to be the cultural critic of this mad and wonderf…


Tomorrow’s People

Paul Morland

Population is the vast hidden force shaping our future. It is breaking existing institutions and building their replacements, disrupting and destroying an old-world order, and bringing into existence…


CONNECTIVITY WARS

Mark Leonard

Mark Leonard’s new book is timely and highly original, the book about the growing international crisis to demonstrate in detail why it’s the very process of linking up the world that is driving us all…


A Woman’s Game

Suzanne Wrack

Over its 100-year history, women’s football has been the embodiment of women’s fight for equality – from its rise in the ashes of World War One in Britain, to its near-worldwide banning, to its curren…


Under a White Sky

Elizabeth Kolbert

From her coverage in The New Yorker, Elizabeth Kolbert has become one of our most important writers on the environment. Now she investigates the immense challenges humanity faces as we scramble to rev…


The Frontlines of Peace

Séverine Autesserre

It’s always the same story told in a different setting. Violence breaks out, foreign nations are scandalized, interveners and million-dollar donors come rushing in, peace is declared, and within a mon…


Conflicted

Ian Leslie

In Conflicted, Ian Leslie explains how human beings communicate with each other. It turns out that most people are actually not very good at communicating at all. This didn’t matter so much when peopl…


The Power of Ethics

Susan Liautaud

It’s not your imagination: we’re living in a time of moral decline. Publicly, we’re bombarded with reports of government leaders acting against the welfare of their constituents; companies prioritizin…