The Godmother: Murder, Vengeance, and the Bloody Struggle of Mafia Women

The lady gangsters of Italy don’t mess around.

The Fifth Act: America’s End in Afghanistan

A painful, essential read from perhaps the only author who could’ve written it.

Dark Voyage: An American Privateer’s War on Britain’s African Slave Trade

The hunt for immoral yet lucrative cargo during the Revolutionary War.

City on the Edge: Hong Kong under Chinese Rule

Does a profitable past augur a bountiful future?

Bad Mexicans: Race, Empire & Revolution in the Borderlands

An intelligent, valuable political history from south of the border.

Formidable: American Women and the Fight for Equality: 1920-2020

A dense, comprehensive look at an ongoing struggle.

The Afghanistan Papers

By Craig Whitlock

The Afghanistan Papers

A damning, gut-punch account of a misguided — and misrepresented — military debacle.

The School that Escaped the Nazis: The True Story of the Schoolteacher Who Defied Hitler

How a bold young woman smuggled children away from the Nazis.