Books published by W. W. Norton

The Fifth Risk

W. W. Norton | October 2, 2018 | 256 pages
"The election happened," remembers Elizabeth Sherwood-Randall, then deputy secretary of the Department of Energy. "And then there was radio silence." Across all departments, similar stories were playing out: Trump appointees were few and far between; those that did show up were shockingly... More Info

Give Me Liberty

W. W. Norton | July 1, 2017 | 768 pages
Professor:  Prof. Andrew Johnston
Course Codes:  HIST 2402
The leading text in the U.S. survey course.  More Info

The Norton Anthology of English Literature

W. W. Norton & Company | February 27, 2018 | 1152 pages
Professor:  Prof. Paul Keen
Course Codes:  ENGL 3502
A responsive, refreshed, and media-rich revision of the best-selling anthology in the field  More Info

Thinking Like Your Editor: How to Write Great Serious Nonfiction and Get It Published

W. W. Norton & Company | September 17, 2003 | 288 pages
Filled with a how of insider and trade secrets, a guidebook for writers of serious nonfiction explains how to tailor academic writing to a general readership without losing ideas, how to write the perfect editorial proposal, the art of using simple structure to express complex ideas, how to create... More Info


W. W. Norton | September 5, 2017 | 928 pages
When Mikhail Gorbachev became the leader of the Soviet Union in 1985, the USSR was one of the world's two superpowers. By 1989 he had transformed Soviet Communism. By 1990 he, more than anyone else, had ended the Cold War, and in December 1991 he unintentionally presided over the collapse of the... More Info

Siblings Without Ri

W. W. Norton & Company | April 9, 2012 | 259 pages
Offers parents advice and techniques for peaceful interaction between siblings by providing anecdotes, true stories, humor, and compassion.  More Info

Zinky Boys

W. W. Norton | December 9, 1992 | 224 pages
From 1979 to 1989 a million Soviet troops engaged in a devastating war in Afghanistan that claimed 50,000 casualties - and the youth and humanity of many tens of thousands more. In Zinky Boys journalist Svetlana Alexievich gives voice to the tragic history of the Afghanistan War.  More Info

The Big Red Book of Modern Chinese Literature

W. W. Norton | August 22, 2017 | 624 pages
A panoramic vision of the Chinese literary landscape across the twentieth century.  More Info

The Justice Cascade: How Human Rights Prosecutions Are Changing World Politics (The Norton Series in World Politics)

W. W. Norton & Company | September 26, 2011 | 342 pages
Discusses the emergence of human rights prosecutions as a powerful political tool and the effect these trials have had on democracy, conflict and world politics from Latin America to Europe and Africa. 10,000 first printing.  More Info

Rewriting the Rules of the American Economy

W. W. Norton | November 2, 2015 | 256 pages
It s time to rewrite the rules to curb the runaway flow of wealth to the top one percent, to restore security and opportunity for the middle class, and to foster stronger growth rooted in broadly shared prosperity."  More Info

Anatomy of Terror

W. W. Norton | May 2, 2017 | 384 pages
A compelling, definitive account of how and why bin Laden s ideology keeps rising from the dead."  More Info

Frederick Douglass

W. W. Norton | June 13, 2017 | 512 pages
A former slave, orator, journalist, autobiographer, and revolutionary on behalf of a just America, Douglass was a towering figure, at once consumately charismatic and flawed. In this biography, fresh and incisive in its research and interpretation, Freeley captures the many sides of this great and... More Info

Astrophysics for People in a Hurry

W. W. Norton | May 2, 2017 | 144 pages
The essential universe, from our most celebrated and beloved astrophysicist.  More Info

The Influencing Machine

W. W. Norton & Company | May 7, 2012 | 192 pages
Gladstone pens a visionary and opinionated work of graphic nonfiction on the media and its discontents. 192 pp.  More Info

Growing a Revolution

W. W. Norton | May 9, 2017 | 320 pages
An inspiring vision for restoring the soil that feeds us all and turns agriculture into a solution for environmental crises.  More Info

Paid for

W. W. Norton | September 8, 2015 | 304 pages
An astonishingly brave memoir of life in prostitution and its lingering influence on a woman s psyche and life."  More Info

The Death and Life of the Great Lakes

W. W. Norton | March 7, 2017 | 384 pages
A landmark work of science, history and reporting on the past, present and imperiled future of the Great Lakes.  More Info

The Book

W. W. Norton | August 22, 2016 | 400 pages
A lavish material history of the world s most popular and most powerful medium."  More Info

The Brontë Cabinet

W. W. Norton | April 1, 2016 | 352 pages
An intimate portrait of the lives and writings of the Bronte sisters, drawn from the objects they possessed."  More Info

The Shallows

W. W. Norton & Company | December 9, 2018 | 276 pages
Expanding on an article that appeared in the Atlantic Monthly, the best-selling author of The Big Switch discusses the intellectual and cultural consequences of the Internet, and how it may be transforming our neural pathways for the worse.  More Info

Whistling Vivaldi: How Stereotypes Affect Us and What We Can Do (Issues of Our Time)

W. W. Norton & Company | April 4, 2011 | 256 pages
In Whistling Vivaldi, described as a 'beautifully-written account' of the relationship between stereotypes and identity, Claude Steele offers a vivid first-person detailing of the research that brought him to his groundbreaking conclusions. Through the telling of dramatic personal stories, Dr.  More Info

Thieves of State

W. W. Norton | March 7, 2016 | 272 pages
I can t imagine a more important book for our time. Sebastian Junger"  More Info

The Second Machine Age

W. W. Norton | May 4, 2015 | 320 pages
A pair of technology experts describe how humans will have to keep pace with machines in order to become prosperous in the future and identify strategies and policies for business and individuals to use to combine digital processing power with human ingenuity.  More Info

The Cabaret of Plants

W. W. Norton | January 11, 2016 | 384 pages
First published in Great Britain in 2015 under the title: The cabaret of plants: botany and the imagination.  More Info

Writing History in the Global Era

W. W. Norton | August 10, 2015 | 208 pages
Leading historian Lynn Hunt rethinks why history matters in today s global world and how it should be written."  More Info


W. W. Norton | May 11, 2015 | 432 pages
Argues that economical trends cannot be predicted as much as thought, mainly because humans are so unpredictable, and reveals how behavioral economic analysis opens up new ways to look at everything from household finance to assigning faculty offices in a new building. By the best-selling co-author... More Info

The End of Plenty

W. W. Norton | June 15, 2015 | 416 pages
An award-winning environmental journalist introduces a new generation of farmers and scientists on the frontlines of the next green revolution.  More Info


W. W. Norton | December 9, 2018 | 217 pages
“Lewis shows again why he is the leading journalist of his generation.”—Kyle Smith, Forbes  More Info

Willow Weep for Me

W. W. Norton | February 1, 1998 | 274 pages
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The Man Who Counted

W. W. Norton | May 4, 2015 | 256 pages
A collection of famous mathematical puzzles, taken from a popular newspaper column, features the "writings" of the fictional author, Malba Tahan, who describes different mathematical puzzles and solutions applied to real situations. Simultaneous.  More Info

The Great Divide - Inequality and Its Causes, Consequences, and Cures

W. W. Norton | April 1, 2015 | 384 pages
In a call to restore true democracy and tempered markets, a Nobel Prize winner makes an urgent case for Americans to solve inequality now. Tour.  More Info

Hammer Head

W. W. Norton | March 16, 2015 | 240 pages
Combining sage advice from Ovid and Mary Oliver with practical descriptions of tools and varieties of wood, the author, who quit her desk job to become a carpenter, shares her joys and frustrations of learning to make things by hand in an occupation that is 99% male.  More Info

Coping with Trauma-Related Dissociation: Skills Training for Patients and Therapists

W. W. Norton & Company | March 28, 2011 | 496 pages
A patient-oriented manual for complex trauma survivors.  More Info

Siblings Without Rivalry

W. W. Norton | December 9, 2018 | 259 pages
Offers parents advice and techniques for peaceful interaction between siblings by providing anecdotes, true stories, humor, and compassion.  More Info

Family Life

W. W. Norton | February 2, 2015 | 224 pages
“Gorgeously tender at its core . . . beautiful, heartstopping. . . . Family Life really blazes.”—Sonali Deraniyagala, New York Times Book Review, front-page review  More Info

The Young T. E. Lawrence

W. W. Norton | January 26, 2015 | 336 pages
An intimate biography of the years that turned T. E. Lawrence into Lawrence of Arabia.  More Info

Thieves of State

W. W. Norton | January 19, 2015 | 272 pages
A former advisor to the Joint Chiefs of Staff explains the common role of corruption in today's international uprisings, tracing corruption since the 1990s while arguing that corrupt governments have been largely responsible for extreme acts of rebellion. By the author of The Punishment of Virtue.  More Info

The Family Guide to Mental Health Care

W. W. Norton | January 1, 2015 | 328 pages
This resource for those dealing with a family member's mental illness provides information on medications, medical privacy laws, depression, anxiety, bipolar illness and eating disorders and includes a checklist of questions to ask at a doctor's visit.  More Info

Where the Dead Pause, and the Japanese Say Goodbye

W. W. Norton | January 19, 2015 | 336 pages
A woman describes her journey visiting Zen priests and performing rituals after the death of both her Japanese grandfather and her American father and her inability to bury them at her family's Buddhist temple in the wake of the Fukushima nuclear disaster.  More Info

The Divine Comedy

W. W. Norton & Company | February 10, 2014 | 560 pages
The Divine Comedy is the precursor of modern literature, and this translation--decades in the making--gives us the entire epic as a single, coherent and compulsively readable lyric poem.  More Info

The Unamericans

W. W. Norton | October 6, 2014 | 263 pages
A debut collection traces the experiences of painfully human protagonists from a range of cultures, including a blacklisted Hollywood actor who struggles to connect with his son, an Israeli soldier who comes of age when his brother is injured on their communal farm and a dissenting gallery worker... More Info

Digital Cosmopolitans

W. W. Norton | November 10, 2014 | 320 pages
A media scholar discusses the challenges that still need to be met to achieve a truly online global experience, including needed advances in language translation and cross-cultural inspiration which will lead to increased connectivity between people. 17,000 first printing.  More Info

Citizen Coke

W. W. Norton | November 3, 2014 | 304 pages
Coke's insatiable thirst for resources shapes the companyand reshapes the globe in this absorbing history.  More Info

The Glass Cage

W. W. Norton | September 29, 2014 | 288 pages
Examines the psychological and neurological impact of spending so much time at work and at play with computers and technology, and discusses the effect it has on happiness and satisfaction.  More Info

Palestine Inside Out: An Everyday Occupation

W. W. Norton & Company | April 12, 2010 | 387 pages
How the "peace process" has made life impossible for ordinary Palestinians.  More Info

Flash Boys: A Wall Street Revolt

W. W. Norton & Company | March 31, 2014 | 288 pages
Four years after his #1 bestseller The Big Short, Michael Lewis returns to Wall Street to report on a high-tech predator stalking the equity markets. Flash Boys is about a small group of Wall Street guys who figure out that the U.S. stock market has been rigged for the benefit of insiders and that,... More Info

The Annotated Wizard of Oz

W. W. Norton & Company | December 9, 2018 | 396 pages
An annotated version of the classic tale of Dorothy's trip to Oz includes character sources, contemporary references, and inspirations behind the 1900 classic.  More Info

Blood Will Out: The True Story of a Murder, a Mystery, and a Masquerade

W. W. Norton & Company | March 10, 2014 | 272 pages
Describes the author's fifteen-year relationship with eccentric New Yorker Clark Rockefeller, his discovery that Rockefeller was a serial imposter and murderer, and how his old friend's murder trial made him face hard truths about himself.  More Info

Shady Characters: The Secret Life of Punctuation, Symbols, and Other Typographical Marks

W. W. Norton & Company | September 24, 2013 | 340 pages
Revealing the secret history of punctuation, this delightful tour of 2,000 years of the written word, from ancient Greece to the Internet, explores the parallel histories of language and typography throughout the world and across time.  More Info

Anthill: A Novel

W. W. Norton & Company | April 11, 2011 | 378 pages
The two-time Pulitzer Prize–winning biologist delivers “an astonishing literary achievement” (Anthony Gottlieb, The Economist). Winner of the 2010 Heartland Prize, Anthill follows the thrilling adventures of a modern-day Huck Finn, enthralled with the “strange, beautiful, and elegant”... More Info