Mar 7, 2014 — Piper Kerman's TV tie-in prison memoir, Orange is the New Black, has hit half a year on the list.
Mar 5, 2014 — In a new book, Terry Golway takes a sympathetic view of Manhattan's infamous political machine. He says, "Tammany Hall was there for the poor immigrant who was otherwise friendless in New York."
Mar 4, 2014 — The French capital wasn't always beautiful. Author Joan DeJean details the city's transformation in the 17th century, as new bridges and boulevards turned desolate terrain into the City of Light.
Mar 3, 2014 — A new book looks at how the military and Hollywood directors teamed up during the war. The films they made helped show Americans what was at stake, and served as evidence during the Nuremberg Trials.
Mar 2, 2014 — For the middle phase of life, a new canon is often required, one that is equal parts funny, insightful and comforting. Actress and author Annabelle Gurwitch recommends three books up to the task.
Feb 25, 2014 — In Dark Invasion, Howard Blum explores the campaign of sabotage that Germany inflicted on an unsuspecting U.S. As ships and factories blew up, "no one really suspected a spy network," he says.
Feb 25, 2014 — In the world of social media research, danah boyd is a star. She says most adults misread and overreact to the online lives of teenagers. But as the title of her new book suggests, It's Complicated.
Feb 22, 2014 — Mark Harris' new book takes a look at five American directors who made films for the War Department during World War II — and how those films changed both their work and American cinema.
Feb 21, 2014 — In The Sixth Extinction, debuting at No. 1, Elizabeth Kolbert describes how human activity is driving species loss.
Feb 21, 2014 — Experts share their fears in What Should We Be Worried About?, edited by John Brockman. It appears at No. 14.