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Amazon's Best Books of December: Today's Releases

Includes our Spotlight and Debut Spotlight picks, new nonfiction from Ursula K. Le Guin, sci-fi from Nora Roberts, the latest from Jennifer Chiaverini, and more...

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David Grann's "Killers of the Flower Moon" in Photographs

We asked the author if he would share a little more about the book with Amazon readers--he sent us these great photos from his research, along with captions.

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Two New Books for the Medically-Minded

Whether you are searching for a holiday gift for the doctor in your family, or are fascinated by brilliant minds, these new books -- one memoir, one history -- offer intriguing looks at the lives and work of two eminent surgeons. 

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Celebrity Picks: Mark Bowden's Favorite Reads of 2017

Black Hawk Down and Hue 1968 author Mark Bowden talks about the books that resonated with him most this year...

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Weekend Reading

In this edition, even after Thanksgiving there is still room for another piece of pie (maybe), something for the anti-Monopoly set, a thriller about a CIA analyst penned by a CIA analyst, and more.

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The Best History Books of November

Just as we can count on the leaves turning and eventually falling from the trees, we can count on the fall to bring some great serious nonfiction. Big, bold books by award-winning authors. Stories of great leaders, the good ones and the not-so-good. But there's more to fall history books...

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A Different Way of Looking at History

"All the skills you might want your child to learn can be taught through what they’re interested in. Curiosity should be at the heart of how we reform our education in the future," says Christopher Lloyd, whose "Wallbooks" might change how you view history.

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Uncovering the Story of the Washingtons' Runaway Slave

In the run-up to the National Book Awards next month, we spoke to finalist Erica Armstrong Dunbar, who spent nine years researching the life of Ona Judge, the fugitive slave whose "life story forces readers to examine George and Martha Washington in different and difficult ways."

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The Best History Books of October

Our Best History Books of October are well represented on best seller lists this month. As I post this, Walter Isaacson's Leonardo da Vinci sits atop the Amazon print best seller list. Ron Chernow's Grant sits atop the New York Times best seller list. And both books are on the Amazon Charts list.

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Weekend Reading

In this edition, Robert Langdon is smitten with Spain, the mysteries of the modern human, Eleanor and her side-Hick, and more...

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