Books published by Penguin

Travels with Charley in Search of America

Penguin Classics | October 2, 2012 | 206 pages
The acclaimed author records his emotions and experiences during a journey of rediscovery in his native land, accompanied by his French poodle named Charley.  More Info


Penguin Press HC | February 7, 2013 | 304 pages
The Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Work and Other Sins presents an exposé of bureaucratic corruption and systemic arson in his home city of Detroit, tracing his work with a local fire brigade and his investigations into the daily lives of politicians, police officials, businesspeople and... More Info

Thinking the Twentieth Century

Penguin Group USA | January 29, 2013 | 432 pages
Offers a narrative of the United States' history during the past 100 years, not by discussing the events, but by discussing ideas, and highlighting the thoughts and thinkers that helped shape the century. 75,000 first printing.  More Info

The Silent Oligarch

Penguin Group USA | January 29, 2013 | 320 pages
Drawing on his decade of experience at the world's largest corporate intelligence firm, Jones leads readers down into the unvarnished realities of our time in the grand tradition of John le Carr. In this debut novel, a London intelligence agent pursues a money launderer to expose the dealings of a... More Info


Penguin Group USA | February 24, 2009 | 312 pages
Offering a groundbreaking study of the application of the science of choice, a guide that uses colorful examples from all aspects of life demonstrates how it is possible to design environments that make it more likely for us to act in our own interests. Reprint.  More Info

Four Fish

Penguin Books | May 31, 2011 | 285 pages
A seafood journalist who has written for National Geographic traces the history of bass, cod, salmon and tuna fishing while assessing the critical state of today's commercial fishing industry, citing the roles of over-fishing and fish farming while recommending specific protections. Reprint.  More Info

The Myths of Happiness

Penguin Press HC | January 3, 2013 | 320 pages
The award-winning psychologist author of The How of Happiness outlines research-based lessons on how to find opportunity during times of challenge, arguing that today's culturally driven goals often do not result in personal satisfaction while explaining how to make corrective mindset changes that... More Info

The Patriarch

Penguin Press HC | November 13, 2012 | 896 pages
Draws on exclusive access to the subject's records to offer insight into his shrewd financial talents and considerable ambition for his family, providing coverage of such topics as the controversies surrounding his character and his role in several mainstream political events. By the award-winning... More Info

Guitar Zero

Penguin Group USA | December 24, 2012 | 288 pages
On the eve of his 40th birthday, a professor of no discernible musical talentlearns to play the guitar and investigates how anyone of any age might mastera new skill.  More Info

Sir Gawain and the Green Knight

Penguin Classics | August 3, 2006 | 94 pages
Composed during the fourteenth century in the English Midlands, Sir Gawain and the Green Knight describes the events that follow when a mysterious green-coloured knight rides into King Arthur's Camelot in deep mid-winter. The mighty knight presents a challenge to the court: he will allow himself to... More Info

Tales of the Dervishes

Penguin Group USA | October 1, 1993 | 221 pages
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Penguin | July 26, 2005 | 426 pages
The co-authors of Empire examine empire networks throughout history and in the present day, arguing that key issues within the new world order may enable significant social transformation and global democracy. Reprint.  More Info


Penguin | June 1, 2001 | 326 pages
A cultural history of walking explores the ancient practice, from ancient Greece to the present, delving into Wordsworth, Gary Snyder, Rousseau, Jane Austen, and other cultural and literary icons to show how this basic activity has been imagined throughout history. 17,500 first printing.  More Info


Penguin Group USA | January 1, 2006 | 575 pages
A study of the downfall of some of history's greatest civilizations, written by the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Guns, Germs, and Steel, includes coverage of such cultures as the Anasazi, the Maya, and the Viking colony on Greenland, tracing patterns of environmental damage, climate change,... More Info


Penguin UK | March 1, 1993 | 624 pages
Records Marx's critical study of capitalism as an economic system and briefly evaluates his handling of the subject  More Info

Telling Tales

Penguin Classics | August 27, 1992 | 417 pages
Records Marx's critical study of capitalism as an economic system and briefly evaluates his handling of the subject  More Info

Ghost Wars

Penguin (Non-Classics) | January 30, 2005 | 712 pages
Provides a comprehensive overview of the CIA's and other covert agencies' operations in Afghanistan, from the Soviet invasion in 1979 through the summer of 2001, detailing the rise of the Taliban and bin Laden, the secret efforts of the CIA to capture or kill bin Laden since 1998, and their failure... More Info

Women in love

Penguin Classics | January 18, 2019 | 560 pages
Two of D. H. Lawrences most renowned novelsnow with new packages and new introductions Widely regarded as D. H. Lawrences greatest novel, Women in Lovecontinues where The Rainbowleft off, with the third generation of the Brangwens. Focusing on Ursula Brangwen and her sister Gudruns relationshipsthe... More Info

Life Is So Good

Penguin | June 1, 2001 | 260 pages
A man who learned to read when he was ninety-eight recalls the early hardships of his life, shares his memories of segregation, and discusses his philosophical observations on life. Reprint.  More Info

Mind over labor

Penguin (Non-Classics) | February 2, 1988 | 192 pages
Explaining how to ease the fear and pain of childbirth, the author demonstrates an eight-step method that teaches the expectant mother how to cope with labor and childbirth  More Info

A Small Circus

Penguin | February 2, 2012 | 608 pages
It is summer, 1929, and in a small German town a storm is brewing. The shabby reporter Tredup leads a precarious existence working for the Pomeranian Chronicle - until he takes some photographs that offer the chance to make a fortune. In Krüger's bar, the farmers are plotting their revenge on... More Info

On Living and Dying Well

Penguin Classics | November 27, 2012 | 240 pages
Philosophical writings on “the good life” by the great Roman orator, in a vital new translation In the first century BC, Marcus Tullius Cicero, Roman orator, statesman, and defender of republican values, created these philosophical treatises on such diverse and trenchant topics as friendship,... More Info

On Canaan's Side

Penguin Group USA | August 28, 2012 | 256 pages
The Man Booker Prize short-listed author of The Secret Scripture presents the tragic story of youngest daughter Lilly Bere, who after fleeing Ireland under threat of death from the IRA survives heartache, a midlife pregnancy and the challenges of the Great Depression and multiple wars.  More Info

Instant City

Penguin Group USA | September 25, 2012 | 284 pages
A host of NPR's Morning Edition analyzes the rapidly growing metropolis of Karachi, Pakistan, providing coverage of such topics as the importance of regional stability to American security interests, the 2009 terrorist bombing of a Shia religious procession and the city's challenging religious,... More Info

Call the Midwife

Penguin Books | August 29, 2012 | 340 pages
Reflects on the experiences of Jennifer Worth as a midwife in London's postwar East End, including the nuns from whom she learned her craft and the interesting and challenging births she aided during her career.  More Info

American Nations

Penguin Group USA | September 25, 2012 | 371 pages
A history of North America's 11 rival cultural regions challenges popular perceptions about the red state-blue state conflict, tracing lingering tensions stemming from disparate intranational values that have shaped every major event in history. By the author of Ocean's End. 25,000 first printing.  More Info


Penguin Group USA | October 30, 2012 | 432 pages
A history of Western civilization's rise to global dominance offers insight into contributing factors and the development of such specific concepts as competition, modern medicine and the work ethic, arguing that Western dominance is being lost to cultures who are more productively utilizing... More Info

The Lakotas and the Black Hills

Penguin Paperbacks | June 28, 2011 | 238 pages
Traces the loss of the Lakota Sioux's spiritual homelands and their legal battle to regain them, recounting such events as the defeat of Custer at Little Bighorn and their Supreme Court campaigns.  More Info

The Kid

Penguin Group USA | June 26, 2012 | 384 pages
From the bestselling author of "Push," a story of survival and awakening--and one young man's remarkable strength "The Kid" brings us deep into the interior life of Abdul Jones, son of Sapphire's unforgettable heroine, Precious. Left alone by his mother's death to navigate in a world where love and... More Info

Wendy and the Lost Boys

Penguin Group USA | July 31, 2012 | 460 pages
The best-selling author of The Christmas Tree presents an authorized portrait of the Pulitzer Prize- and first woman Tony Award-winning playwright that includes coverage of the private tragedies that overshadowed her high-achieving family, the premature birth of her fatherless daughter and her... More Info


Penguin Group USA | September 25, 2012 | 259 pages
A collection of stories focuses on contemporary Native American concerns--white injustice, the fragmenting of the Indian community, and the loss of tribal identity--and recalls Indian legends and tribal stories.  More Info

A Field Guide to Radiation

Penguin Group USA | July 31, 2012 | 258 pages
An accessible explanation of how radiation affects everyday life illuminates the history, meaning and health implications of radiation through 100 lighthearted essays that cover everything from x-rays and cell phones to nuclear energy and exposure risks. By the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of A... More Info

White Heat

Penguin Group USA | July 31, 2012 | 380 pages
Investigating the murder of an adventurist under her watch, half-Inuit Arctic guide Edie Kiglatuk teams up with police sergeant Derek Palliser when she realizes that the victim's tour group was searching for something specific. A first novel by the award-winning author of The Long Exile. 20,000... More Info

Moonwalking with Einstein

Penguin Paperbacks | February 28, 2012 | 320 pages
Citing costly memory-related inconveniences suffered by average individuals, a science journalist chronicles his own struggles with chronic forgetfulness and his life-changing year in memory training, in a guide that shares historical lore and ancient memory techniques. Reprint. 250,000 first... More Info

Hector and the Search for Lost Time

Penguin Group USA | July 31, 2012 | 225 pages
Hector, a young French psychiatrist, confronts the inevitable progression of time while helping his patients resolve their fears and becomes increasingly aware of his own evolving adulthood, observations he addresses while traveling the world.  More Info

The Steal

Penguin (Non-Classics) | May 29, 2012 | 272 pages
Shteir's "The Steal" is the first serious study of shoplifting, tracking the fascinating history of this ancient crime.  More Info

If the Buddha Had Kids

Penguin | September 30, 2012 | 293 pages
A therapist with lifelong interests in feminism, Buddhism and Reiki healing offers parents advice, inspiration, quotes and spiritual guidelines to help raise their children as peacemakers in a stormy world. Original. 35,000 first printing.  More Info

The Borrower

Penguin Group USA | May 29, 2012 | 336 pages
In this delightful, funny, and moving first novel, a librarian and a young boy obsessed with reading take to the road. The odd pair embarks on a crazy road trip from Missouri to Vermont, with ferrets, an inconvenient boyfriend, and an upsetting family history thrown in their path.  More Info


Penguin Group USA | October 30, 2012 | 385 pages
Jeebleh returns to Mogadiscio to discover that it is being rigidly controlled by white-robed oppressors; while Ahl searches for his missing stepson, who he fears has been recruited for a religious insurgency.  More Info

The Odds

Penguin Group USA | September 25, 2012 | 179 pages
Struggling with job losses, the imminent foreclosure of their home and a floundering marriage, Art and Marion Fowler liquidate their savings and reserve the bridal suite at a ritzy Niagara Falls casino, where they make high-risk roulette wheel bets in the hopes of fixing their finances. By the... More Info

Madeline's Tea Party

Penguin Young Readers | May 24, 2012 | 32 pages
In this charming, easy-to-read story filled with full-color illustrations, Madeline hosts a fabulously dainty tea party, but when her naughty friend Pepito makes an appearance, havoc ensues! Simultaneous.  More Info


Penguin Hardcover | August 28, 2012 | 368 pages
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Working Theory of Love

Penguin Press HC | October 2, 2012 | 328 pages
While working on what he hopes will be the world's first sentient computer, Neill Bassett tries to deal with unresolved feelings for his ex-wife as well as an intended one-night stand who is turning into much more. 75,000 first printing.  More Info


Penguin Press HC | September 4, 2012 | 383 pages
A former secretary-general of the United Nations shares his unique perspectives on the September 11; terrorist attacks the American invasions of Iraq and Afghanistan; the wars among Israel, Hezbollah and Lebanon; the humanitarian tragedies of Somalia, Rwanda and Bosnia; and the geopolitical... More Info

The Signal and the Noise

Penguin Press HC | September 27, 2012 | 534 pages
The founder of challenges myths about predictions in subjects ranging from the financial market and weather to sports and politics, profiling the world of prediction to explain how readers can distinguish true signals from hype, in a report that also reveals the sources and... More Info

This Indian Country

Penguin Press HC | October 25, 2012 | 467 pages
Describes the Native American political activists that for 200 years sought redress and change from the American government and their place in shaping the modern political landscape for other activist movements. 17,500 first printing.  More Info

Governing the World

Penguin Press HC | September 13, 2012 | 475 pages
The Columbia University professor and award-winning author of The Balkans traces the history of the project of world government from the first post-Napoleonic visions of "the brotherhood of man" to the current global finance crisis, covering such topics as the rise and fall of the League of... More Info

More Than Freedom

Penguin Press HC | August 16, 2012 | 514 pages
A narrative chronicle of the efforts of Northern activists to establish free citizenship for African Americans before and after the Civil War offers an award-winning historian's perspectives on the era to explain how their campaigns redefined citizenship and extended well beyond the parameters of... More Info

Tangled Webs

Penguin Press HC | April 19, 2011 | 473 pages
Martha Stewart, convicted of false statements and conspiracy, still maintains her innocence and claims she was prosecuted because she was a successful woman:  More Info


Penguin Press HC | May 31, 2012 | 352 pages
An award-winning television journalist describes her witness to the 2011 defeat of Libya's dictator Muammar Gadaffi by his own people, tracing the story of Gadaffi's regime from its early days of popular appeal to the fear and corruption of its final years from the perspectives of five Libyan... More Info