Books published by Bloomsbury Press


Bloomsbury Press | April 5, 2016 | 400 pages
Winner of the NBCC Award for General Nonfiction Named on Amazon's Best Books of the Year 2015--Michael Botticelli, U.S. Drug Czar (Politico) Favorite Book of the Year--Angus Deaton, Nobel Prize Economics (Bloomberg/WSJ) Best Books of 2015--Matt Bevin, Governor of Kentucky (WSJ) Books of the... More Info

The Doomsday Machine

Bloomsbury Press | January 9, 2018 | 384 pages
At the same time former presidential advisor Daniel Ellsberg famously took the top-secret Pentagon Papers, he also took with him a chilling cache of top secret documents related to America's nuclear program in the 1960s. Here for the first time he reveals the contents of those documents, and makes... More Info

Gangster Warlords

Bloomsbury Press | January 17, 2017 | 384 pages
On a ranch south of Texas, the man known as The Executioner leaves five hundred body parts in metal barrels. In Brazil's biggest city, a mysterious prisoner orders hit men to gun down forty-one police officers and prison guards in two days. In southwest Mexico, a meth maker is venerated as a saint... More Info

The Health Gap

Bloomsbury Press | November 3, 2015 | 400 pages
The richest live, on average, longer than adults of upper middle class income levels, who in turn live longer than members of the middle class, and so on. How and why does this happen, when middle class families in any developed nation could hardly be considered poverty-stricken? The same... More Info

This is the Ritual

Bloomsbury Press | January 1, 2016 | 288 pages
A young man in a dark depression roams the vast, formless landscape of a Dublin industrial park where he meets a vagrant in the grip of a dangerous ideology. A woman fleeing a break-up finds herself taking part in an unusual sleep experiment. A man obsessed with Nietzsche clings desperately to his... More Info

The Blue Between Sky and Water

Bloomsbury Press | September 29, 2015 | 293 pages

23 Things They Don't Tell You About Capitalism

Bloomsbury Press | January 4, 2011 | 304 pages
One of the world's most respected economists and author of the international bestseller "Bad Samaritans" equips readers with an understanding of how global capitalism works--and doesn't.  More Info

A Higher Form of Killing

Bloomsbury Press | February 24, 2015 | 352 pages
In six weeks during April and May 1915, as World War I escalated, Germany forever altered the way war would be fought. On April 22, at Ypres, German canisters spewed poison gas at French and Canadian soldiers in their trenches; on May 7, the German submarine U-20, without warning, torpedoed the... More Info

23 Things They Don't Tell You About Capitalism

Bloomsbury Press | January 17, 2012 | 304 pages
The acclaimed Ha-Joon Chang is a voice of sanity-and wit-in this lighthearted book with a serious purpose: to question the assumptions behind the dogma and sheer hype that the dominant school of neoliberal economists have spun since the Age of Reagan.  More Info

The Attacking Ocean

Bloomsbury Press | August 19, 2014 | 288 pages
The past fifteen thousand years—the entire span of human civilization—have witnessed dramatic sea level changes, which began with rapid global warming at the end of the Ice Age, when coastlines were more than seven hundred feet below modern levels. Over the next ten millennia, the oceans... More Info

Gospel of Freedom

Bloomsbury Press | April 8, 2014 | 240 pages
Published to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Civil Rights leader's famous "Letter from Birmingham Jail," an account of the story behind its creation and the related protest march on Washington offers insight into its timeless message and crucial position in the history of human rights.... More Info

The Bill of the Century

Bloomsbury Press | April 1, 2014 | 320 pages
Offers a full acount of the complex battle to get the Civil Rights bill passed.  More Info

The Crusades of Cesar Chavez

Bloomsbury Press | March 25, 2014 | 560 pages
The Pulitzer Prize-winning author of The Union of Their Dreams draws on thousands of documents and interviews to examine the myths and achievements marking the life of the iconic labor leader and civil rights activist, portraying him as a flawed but brilliant strategist who was often at odds with... More Info

The Great Divergence

Bloomsbury Press | April 24, 2012 | 272 pages
The Hillman Prize-winning lead columnist for The New Republic and Slate critically assesses income inequality in America and the ways it threatens democracy, tracing disturbing income ratio trends throughout the past three decades while outlining an urgent call for nonpartisan solutions. 40,000... More Info

The Attacking Ocean

Bloomsbury Press | June 11, 2013 | 288 pages
The past fifteen thousand years--the entire span of human civilization--have witnessed dramatic sea level changes, which began with rapid global warming at the end of the Ice Age, when sea levels were more than 700 feet below modern levels. Over the next eleven millennia, the oceans climbed in fits... More Info

Gospel of Freedom

Bloomsbury Press | April 9, 2013 | 224 pages
"I am in Birmingham because injustice is here," declared Martin Luther King, Jr. He had come to that city of racist terror convinced that massive protest could topple Jim Crow. But the insurgency faltered. To revive it, King made a sacrificial act on Good Friday, April 12, 1963: he was arrested.  More Info

Beyond the Blue Horizon

Bloomsbury Press | July 3, 2012 | 336 pages
In Beyond the Blue Horizon, archaeologist and historian Brian Fagan tackles his richest topic yet: the enduring quest to master the oceans, the planet's most mysterious terrain. We know the tales of Columbus and Captain Cook, yet much earlier mariners made equally bold and world-changing voyages.... More Info

Root and Branch

Bloomsbury Press | January 22, 2013 | 288 pages
Although widely viewed as the beginning of the legal struggle to end segregation, the U.S. Supreme Court's decision Brown v. Board of Education was in fact the culmination of decades of court challenges led by a band of lawyers intent on dismantling Jim Crow one statute at a time.Charles Hamilton... More Info


Bloomsbury Press | June 19, 2012 | 400 pages
A sumptuously illustrated tribute to city dwelling surveys thousands of years of history to trace urban languages, customs, economies and more, comparing examples from ancient through modern times while providing mini essays on such topics as the Tower of Babel and SimCity. By the author of... More Info


Bloomsbury Press | June 5, 2012 | 416 pages
Elixirspans five millennia, from ancient Mesopotamia to the parched present of the Sun Belt. As Brian Fagan shows, every human society has been shaped by its relationship to our most essential resource. Fagan's sweeping narrative moves across the world, from ancient Greece and Rome, whose mighty... More Info