The Confidence Game
: Why We Fall for It ... Every Time
An intriguing investigation into what makes a con artist, and why we continue to be duped by them.
City of Dreams
: The 400-Year Epic History of Immigrant New York
A defining American story, never before told with such breadth of scope, lavish research, and resounding ...
: How Refrigeration Changed the World and Might Do So Again
The refrigerator may seem mundane nowadays, but it is one of the wonders of twentieth-century science - ...
The Making of Home
: The 500-Year Story of How Our Houses Became Our Homes
The 500-year story of how, and why, our homes have come to be what they are, from the critically acclaimed New...
I Contain Multitudes
: The Microbes Within Us and a Grander View of Life
Joining the ranks of popular science classics like The Botany of Desire and The Selfish Gene, a groundbreaking...
: On Homecoming and Belonging
We have a strong instinct to belong to small groups defined by clear purpose and understanding--"tribes." This...
Simon Sebag Montefiore
The Romanovs were the most successful dynasty of modern times, ruling a sixth of the world's surface for three...
Full results are for members only - but you can cross-reference more than one theme by using the buttons in the right column. Explore the many benefits of membership here.
The reviewer of each book decides which categories it belongs in - but we're only human, mistakes happen. If you see a book that you think is in the wrong place, tell us