Books published by Knopf Publishing Group

Mayhem

Knopf Publishing Group | November 18, 2017 | 224 pages
A powerful, clear-eyed memoir about the impact of addiction on a family In the summer of 2012 American-born Eva Rausing was found dead of a drug overdose in the London townhouse she shared with her husband, Hans Kristian Rausing. The couple had struggled with addiction for years, often under the... More Info

The Stranger in the Woods

Knopf Publishing Group | March 7, 2017 | 224 pages
Many people dream of escaping modern life, but most will never act on it. This is the remarkable true story of a man who lived alone in the woods of Maine for 27 years, making this dream a reality--not out of anger at the world, but simply because he preferred to live on his own. In 1986, a shy and... More Info

Island People

Knopf Publishing Group | November 15, 2016 | 496 pages
A masterwork of travel literature and of history: voyaging from Cuba to Jamaica, Puerto Rico to Trinidad, Haiti to Barbados, and islands in between, Joshua Jelly-Schapiro offers a kaleidoscopic portrait of each society, its culture and politics, connecting this region's common heritage to its... More Info

The Attention Merchants

By Tim Wu
Knopf Publishing Group | October 18, 2016 | 416 pages
From Tim Wu, author of the award-winning "The Master Switch" and who coined the phrase "net neutrality"--a revelatory look at the rise of "attention harvesting," and its transformative effect on our society and our selves. Attention merchant: an industrial-scale harvester of human attention. A firm... More Info

A Kingdom of Their Own

Knopf Publishing Group | September 20, 2016 | 432 pages
The key to understanding the calamitous Afghan war is the complex, ultimately failed relationship between the powerful, duplicitous Karzai family and the United States, brilliantly portrayed here by the former" "Kabul bureau chief for "The""Washington Post." The United States went to Afghanistan on... More Info

The Terror Years

Knopf Publishing Group | August 23, 2016 | 384 pages
"Eleven powerful pieces first published in The New Yorker recall the path terror in the Middle East has taken from a more peaceful time in 1990s Israel to the recent beheadings of reporters by ISIS. With the Pulitzer Prize-winning The Looming Tower, Lawrence Wright became generally acknowledged as... More Info

East West Street

Knopf Publishing Group | May 24, 2016 | 448 pages
A profound and profoundly important book--a moving personal detective story, an uncovering of secret pasts, and a book that explores the creation and development of world-changing legal concepts that came about as a result of the unprecedented atrocities of Hitler's Third Reich.  More Info

The Firebrand and the First Lady

Knopf Publishing Group | February 2, 2016 | 480 pages
An important, groundbreaking book--two decades in work--that tells the story of the unlikely but history-changing twenty-eight-year bond forged between Pauli Murray (granddaughter of a mulatto slave, who, against all odds, as a lesbian black woman, became a lawyer, civil rights pioneer, Episcopal... More Info

Stories I Tell Myself

Knopf Publishing Group | January 5, 2016 | 288 pages
Hunter S. Thompson, "smart hillbilly," boy of the South, born and bred in Louisville, Kentucky, son of an insurance salesman and a stay-at-home mom, public school-educated, jailed at seventeen on a bogus petty robbery charge, member of the U.S. Air Force (Airmen Second Class), copy boy for Time,... More Info

Little America

Knopf Publishing Group | June 26, 2012 | 320 pages
The author of "Imperial Life in the Emerald City "(a finalist for the National Book Award) now gives us the startling, behind-the-scenes story of the struggle between President Obama and the military to remake Afghanistan. In this extraordinarily insightful, illuminating book, Rajiv Chandrasekaran... More Info

Blue Nights

Knopf Publishing Group | November 1, 2011 | 208 pages
From one of our most powerful writers, a work of stunning frankness about losing a daughter. Richly textured with bits of her own childhood and married life with her husband, John Gregory Dunne, and daughter, Quintana Roo, this new book by Joan Didion examines her thoughts, fears, and doubts... More Info

Perla

Knopf Publishing Group | March 27, 2012 | 235 pages
A coming-of-age tale set in post-dictatorship Buenos Aires finds privileged Correa safeguarding the interests of her family by hiding her beloved father's military past from others until an uninvited visitor forces her to confront the unease she has suppressed her entire life. By the author of the... More Info