Ryan Boyle

Ryan Boyle - Editor Tick

New York, NY, USA

I have been editing fiction and nonfiction for over 10 years, with an interest in history and music, clients include Penguin and Wiley

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Overview

My background is in history and music journalism and I have been fortunate enough to work on a number of award-winning titles, from bestselling to emerging authors, in both the trade and academic world. During my time at Penguin and Wiley, I specialized in historical nonfiction as well as modern literary fiction.

I have edited titles on some of history's largest personalities, including Churchill, Orwell, Che, and Luther. I also have ample experience with larger issues from political science, social justice, cultural change, and media studies. Four of my books were New York Times bestsellers in 2017 and one was a finalist for the 2018 Pulitzer Prize in fiction; two albums I worked on have been nominated for Grammy awards, in 2015 and 2018. I look forward to seeing what great tale you need help with!

Languages
English (US)
Non-Fiction
Art
History
Music
Politics & Current Affairs
Publishing
Fiction
Crime & Mystery
Dystopian
Historical Fiction
Literature
Short Story

Work experience

Senior Production Editor

Penguin Random House
October, 2017 – Present (about 1 year)

• Production edit frontlist print hardcovers.
• Responsible for all copy in assigned fiction and nonfiction titles.
• Hire and review the work of freelance copy editors, proofreaders, and indexers.
• Handle the various tasks involving the production of print books, such as styling manuscripts; collating galleys; checking page proofs, inserts and blues; copyediting flaps; and reviewing jackets and bound galley materials .
• File for CIP data with the Library of Congress, for about 150 to 200 titles per year.
• Handle requests from other departments for book excerpts and PDFs.
• Review and transmit reprint corrections.

Production Editor

Penguin Random House
October, 2015 – October, 2017 (about 2 years)

• Production edited frontlist print hardcovers, fiction and nonfiction.
• Hired and reviewed the work of freelance copy editors, proofreaders, and indexers.
• Handled the various tasks involving the production of print books, such as styling manuscripts; collating galleys; checking page proofs, inserts and blues; copyediting flaps; and reviewing jackets and bound galley materials .
• Oversaw and/or arranged e-book QCs for about 90 titles a year.
• Handled requests from other departments for book excerpts and PDFs.
• Reviewed and transmitted reprint corrections.

Assistant Managing Editor

John Wiley & Sons
September, 2011 – October, 2015 (about 4 years)

• Coordinate activities of editorial advisory boards and coordinate peer-review cycles for incoming manuscripts on five journals, The Journal of Polymer Science Part A: Polymer Chemistry, The Journal of Polymer Science Part B: Polymer Physics, The International Journal of Quantum Chemistry, The Journal of Computational Chemistry, and WIREs: Computational Molecular Science.
• Serve as point of contact among editors, authors, peer reviewers, and production editors.
• Ensure that all issues, articles, and other publication products are delivered to production editors in accordance with prescribed expectations regarding quality, style, page budget, and timeliness.

Freelance Writer/Editor

The Numero Group
December, 2010 – Present (about 8 years)

• Copy edit, proofread, and write liner notes for albums under production by the Numero Group, a record label specializing in discovering and historicizing lost soul, funk, folk, and power-pop.

Completed and forthcoming projects include:
• Eccentric Soul: The Bandit Label. 3xLP liner notes [coauthored with Bob Mehr], June 2013
• Iasos, Celestial Soul Portrait. 2xLP liner notes, July 2013
• Warfaring Strangers: Darkscorch Canticles. 2xLP liner notes [contributor], March 2014 —
(57th Annual GRAMMY Awards Nominee for Best Boxed or Special Limited Edition Package)
• Supa Chief, Red-Brained Woman. 45 liner notes, June 2014
• Local Customs: Cavern Sound. 2xLP liner notes, October 2014
• Music from the Mountain Provinces, 2xLP liner notes [editor], September 2014
• The Notations, I’m Still Here. LP liner notes, March 2015
• Wayfaring Strangers: Cosmic American Music. 2xLP liner notes [contributor], March 2016
• Joanna Brouk, Hearing Music. 2xLP liner notes, May 2016
• Warfaring Strangers: Acid Nightmare. 2xLP liner notes [contributor], September 2017 —
(60th Annual GRAMMY Awards Nominee for Best Boxed or Special Limited Edition Package)
• Technicolor Paradise: Rhum Rhapsodies & Other Exotic Delight. 3xLP liner notes
[contributor], forthcoming
• Teen Expo: The Cleopatra Label. 2xLP liner notes, forthcoming

Acquisitions Editor

Academy of General Dentistry
March, 2008 – December, 2010 (almost 3 years)

• Commissioned manuscripts for General Dentistry, a peer-reviewed academic journal.
• Managed peer-review process and maintained publishing calendar.
• Acted as liaison among authors, freelancers, and in-house editorial and production departments.
• Edited and proofread manuscripts and articles in various proof stages for both General Dentistry and AGD Impact, a newsmagazine for dentists.
• Uploaded various articles to the AGD’s website, including materials for the online editions of General Dentistry and AGD Impact, the AGD Podcast, the e-newsletter AGD in Action, and the AGD’s blog The Daily Grind.

Portfolio (54 selected works)

The Idiot: A Novel

Elif Batuman

A New York Times Book Review Notable BookLonglisted for the Women's Prize for Fiction"An addictive, sprawling epic; I wolfed it down.”—Miranda July, author of The First Bad Man and It Chooses You “Easily the funniest book I’ve read this year.” —GQA portrait of the artist as a young woman. A novel about not just discovering but inventing oneself. The year is 1995, and email is new. Selin, the d... read more

A New York Times Book Review Notable BookLonglisted for the Women's Prize for Fiction"An addictive, sprawling epic; I wolfed it down.”—Miranda July, author of The First Bad Man and It Chooses You “Easily the funniest book I’ve read this year.” —GQA portrait of the artist as a young woman. A novel about not just discovering but inventing oneself. The year is 1995, and email is new. Selin, the d... read more

Churchill and Orwell: The Fight for Freedom

Thomas E. Ricks

A New York Times Book Review Notable Book of 2017A dual biography of Winston Churchill and George Orwell, who preserved democracy from the threats of authoritarianism, from the left and right alike.Both George Orwell and Winston Churchill came close to death in the mid-1930's—Orwell shot in the neck in a trench line in the Spanish Civil War, and Churchill struck by a car in New York City. If t... read more

A New York Times Book Review Notable Book of 2017A dual biography of Winston Churchill and George Orwell, who preserved democracy from the threats of authoritarianism, from the left and right alike.Both George Orwell and Winston Churchill came close to death in the mid-1930's—Orwell shot in the neck in a trench line in the Spanish Civil War, and Churchill struck by a car in New York City. If t... read more

Winter

Karl Ove Knausgaard

The second volume in his autobiographical quartet based on the seasons, Winter is an achingly beautiful collection of daily meditations and letters addressed directly to Knaugsaard's unborn daughter 2 December - It is strange that you exist, but that you don't know anything about what the world looks like. It's strange that there is a first time to see the sky, a first time to see the sun, a f... read more

The second volume in his autobiographical quartet based on the seasons, Winter is an achingly beautiful collection of daily meditations and letters addressed directly to Knaugsaard's unborn daughter 2 December - It is strange that you exist, but that you don't know anything about what the world looks like. It's strange that there is a first time to see the sky, a first time to see the sun, a f... read more

Spring

Karl Ove Knausgaard

You don’t know what air is, and yet you breathe. You don’t know what sleep is, yet you sleep. You don’t know what night is, yet you lie in it. You don’t know what a heart is, yet your own heart beats steadily in your chest, day and night, day and night, day and night. So begins Spring, the recommencement of Knausgaard’s fantastic and spellbinding literary project of assembling a personal encyc... read more

You don’t know what air is, and yet you breathe. You don’t know what sleep is, yet you sleep. You don’t know what night is, yet you lie in it. You don’t know what a heart is, yet your own heart beats steadily in your chest, day and night, day and night, day and night. So begins Spring, the recommencement of Knausgaard’s fantastic and spellbinding literary project of assembling a personal encyc... read more

Autumn

Karl Ove Knausgaard

The New York Times bestseller."This book is full of wonders...Loose teeth, chewing gum, it all becomes noble, almost holy, under Knausgaard’s patient, admiring gaze. The world feels repainted.” —The New York TimesFrom the author of the monumental My Struggle series, Karl Ove Knausgaard, one of the masters of contemporary literature and a genius of observation and introspection, comes the first... read more

The New York Times bestseller."This book is full of wonders...Loose teeth, chewing gum, it all becomes noble, almost holy, under Knausgaard’s patient, admiring gaze. The world feels repainted.” —The New York TimesFrom the author of the monumental My Struggle series, Karl Ove Knausgaard, one of the masters of contemporary literature and a genius of observation and introspection, comes the first... read more

A Nation Without Borders: The United States and Its World in an Age of Civil Wars, 1830-1910 (The Penguin History of the United States)

Steven Hahn

A Pulitzer Prize–winning historian’s "breathtakingly original" (Junot Diaz) reinterpretation of the eight decades surrounding the Civil War. "Capatious [and] buzzing with ideas." --The Boston Globe Volume 3 in the Penguin History of the United States, edited by Eric Foner In this ambitious story of American imperial conquest and capitalist development, Pulitzer Prize–winning historian Steven H... read more

A Pulitzer Prize–winning historian’s "breathtakingly original" (Junot Diaz) reinterpretation of the eight decades surrounding the Civil War. "Capatious [and] buzzing with ideas." --The Boston Globe Volume 3 in the Penguin History of the United States, edited by Eric Foner In this ambitious story of American imperial conquest and capitalist development, Pulitzer Prize–winning historian Steven H... read more

A Legacy of Spies: A Novel

John le Carré

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLERThe undisputed master returns with a riveting new book—his first Smiley novel in more than twenty-five years Peter Guillam, staunch colleague and disciple of George Smiley of the British Secret Service, otherwise known as the Circus, is living out his old age on the family farmstead on the south coast of Brittany when a letter from his old Service summons him to Lon... read more

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLERThe undisputed master returns with a riveting new book—his first Smiley novel in more than twenty-five years Peter Guillam, staunch colleague and disciple of George Smiley of the British Secret Service, otherwise known as the Circus, is living out his old age on the family farmstead on the south coast of Brittany when a letter from his old Service summons him to Lon... read more

Broad Band: The Untold Story of the Women Who Made the Internet

Claire L. Evans

If you loved Hidden Figures or The Rise of the Rocket Girls, you'll love Claire Evans' breakthrough book on the women who brought you the internet--written out of history, until now."This is a radically important, timely work," says Miranda July, filmmaker and author of The First Bad Man. The history of technology you probably know is one of men and machines, garages and riches, alpha nerds an... read more

If you loved Hidden Figures or The Rise of the Rocket Girls, you'll love Claire Evans' breakthrough book on the women who brought you the internet--written out of history, until now."This is a radically important, timely work," says Miranda July, filmmaker and author of The First Bad Man. The history of technology you probably know is one of men and machines, garages and riches, alpha nerds an... read more

Cringeworthy: A Theory of Awkwardness

Melissa Dahl

New York magazine's "Science of Us" editor explains the compelling psychology of awkwardness, and asks: what if the moments that make us feel most awkward are actually valuable?Have you ever said goodbye to someone, only to discover that you're both walking in the same direction? Or had your next thought fly out of your brain in the middle of a presentation? Or accidentally liked an old photo ... read more

New York magazine's "Science of Us" editor explains the compelling psychology of awkwardness, and asks: what if the moments that make us feel most awkward are actually valuable?Have you ever said goodbye to someone, only to discover that you're both walking in the same direction? Or had your next thought fly out of your brain in the middle of a presentation? Or accidentally liked an old photo ... read more

The Permissive Society: America, 1941-1965

Alan Petigny

In contrast to those who see the 1950s as essentially a conservative period, and who view the 1960s as a time of rapid moral change, The Permissive Society points to the emergence of a liberalizing impulse during the Truman and Eisenhower years. The book shows how, during the 1950s, a traditionalist moral framework was beginning to give way to a less authoritarian approach to moral issues as d... read more

In contrast to those who see the 1950s as essentially a conservative period, and who view the 1960s as a time of rapid moral change, The Permissive Society points to the emergence of a liberalizing impulse during the Truman and Eisenhower years. The book shows how, during the 1950s, a traditionalist moral framework was beginning to give way to a less authoritarian approach to moral issues as d... read more

The Man Who Knew: The Life and Times of Alan Greenspan

Sebastian Mallaby

The definitive biography of the most important economic statesman of our time Sebastian Mallaby's magisterial biography of Alan Greenspan, the product of over five years of research based on untrammeled access to his subject and his closest professional and personal intimates, brings into vivid focus the mysterious point where the government and the economy meet. To understand Greenspan's stor... read more

The definitive biography of the most important economic statesman of our time Sebastian Mallaby's magisterial biography of Alan Greenspan, the product of over five years of research based on untrammeled access to his subject and his closest professional and personal intimates, brings into vivid focus the mysterious point where the government and the economy meet. To understand Greenspan's stor... read more

The Flying Tigers: The Untold Story of the American Pilots Who Waged a Secret War Against Japan

Sam Kleiner

The thrilling story behind the American pilots who were secretly recruited to defend the nation’s desperate Chinese allies before Pearl Harbor and ended up on the front lines of the war against the Japanese in the Pacific Sam Kleiner’s The Flying Tigers uncovers the hidden story of the group of young American men and women who crossed the Pacific before Pearl Harbor to risk their lives defendi... read more

The thrilling story behind the American pilots who were secretly recruited to defend the nation’s desperate Chinese allies before Pearl Harbor and ended up on the front lines of the war against the Japanese in the Pacific Sam Kleiner’s The Flying Tigers uncovers the hidden story of the group of young American men and women who crossed the Pacific before Pearl Harbor to risk their lives defendi... read more

They Fought Alone: The True Story of the Starr Brothers, British Secret Agents in Nazi-Occupied France

Charles Glass

From the bestselling author of Americans in Paris and The Deserters, the untold story of Britain's Special Operations Executive, one of World War II's most important secret fighting forcesAs far as the public knew, Britain's Special Operations Executive did not exist. After the defeat of the French Army, Prime Minister Winston Churchill created the top-secret espionage operation to "set Europe... read more

From the bestselling author of Americans in Paris and The Deserters, the untold story of Britain's Special Operations Executive, one of World War II's most important secret fighting forcesAs far as the public knew, Britain's Special Operations Executive did not exist. After the defeat of the French Army, Prime Minister Winston Churchill created the top-secret espionage operation to "set Europe... read more

Martin Luther: The Man Who Rediscovered God and Changed the World

Eric Metaxas

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER“Metaxas is a scrupulous chronicler and has an eye for a good story. . . . full, instructive, and pacey.” —The Washington PostFrom #1 New York Times bestselling author Eric Metaxas comes a brilliant and inspiring biography of the most influential man in modern history, Martin Luther, in time for the 500th anniversary of the Reformation On All Hallow’s Eve in 1517, a yo... read more

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER“Metaxas is a scrupulous chronicler and has an eye for a good story. . . . full, instructive, and pacey.” —The Washington PostFrom #1 New York Times bestselling author Eric Metaxas comes a brilliant and inspiring biography of the most influential man in modern history, Martin Luther, in time for the 500th anniversary of the Reformation On All Hallow’s Eve in 1517, a yo... read more

We Were the Lucky Ones: A Novel

Georgia Hunter

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLERInspired by the incredible true story of one Jewish family separated at the start of World War II, determined to survive—and to reunite—We Were the Lucky Ones is a tribute to the triumph of hope and love against all odds “Love in the face of global adversity? It couldn't be more timely.” —Glamour It is the spring of 1939 and three generations of the Kurc family are doi... read more

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLERInspired by the incredible true story of one Jewish family separated at the start of World War II, determined to survive—and to reunite—We Were the Lucky Ones is a tribute to the triumph of hope and love against all odds “Love in the face of global adversity? It couldn't be more timely.” —Glamour It is the spring of 1939 and three generations of the Kurc family are doi... read more

A Terrible Country: A Novel

Keith Gessen

“A cause for celebration: big-hearted, witty, warm, compulsively readable, earnest, funny, full of that kind of joyful sadness I associate with Russia and its writers.” —George Saunders, Man Booker Prize-winning author of Lincoln in the BardoA literary triumph about Russia, family, love, and loyalty—the first novel in ten years from a founding editor of n+1 and author of All the Sad Young Lite... read more

“A cause for celebration: big-hearted, witty, warm, compulsively readable, earnest, funny, full of that kind of joyful sadness I associate with Russia and its writers.” —George Saunders, Man Booker Prize-winning author of Lincoln in the BardoA literary triumph about Russia, family, love, and loyalty—the first novel in ten years from a founding editor of n+1 and author of All the Sad Young Lite... read more

What We Lose: A Novel

Zinzi Clemmons

A National Book Foundation 5 Under 35 HonoreeNBCC John Leonard First Book Prize FinalistAspen Words Literary Prize FinalistCalifornia Book Award First Fiction FinalistLonglisted for the Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence in FictionNamed a Best Book of the Year by Vogue, NPR, Elle, Esquire, Buzzfeed, San Francisco Chronicle, Cosmopolitan, The Huffington Post, The A.V. Club, The Root, Harper’s... read more

A National Book Foundation 5 Under 35 HonoreeNBCC John Leonard First Book Prize FinalistAspen Words Literary Prize FinalistCalifornia Book Award First Fiction FinalistLonglisted for the Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence in FictionNamed a Best Book of the Year by Vogue, NPR, Elle, Esquire, Buzzfeed, San Francisco Chronicle, Cosmopolitan, The Huffington Post, The A.V. Club, The Root, Harper’s... read more

One Mission: How Leaders Build a Team of Teams

Chris Fussell, C. W. Goodyear

From the co-author of the New York Times bestseller Team of Teams, a practical guide for leaders looking to make their organizations flatter and more interconnected. Too often, companies end up with teams stuck in their own silos, pursuing goals and metrics in isolation. Their traditional autocratic structures create stability, scalability, and predictability -- but in a world that demands con... read more

From the co-author of the New York Times bestseller Team of Teams, a practical guide for leaders looking to make their organizations flatter and more interconnected. Too often, companies end up with teams stuck in their own silos, pursuing goals and metrics in isolation. Their traditional autocratic structures create stability, scalability, and predictability -- but in a world that demands con... read more

The Darkening Web: The War for Cyberspace

Alexander Klimburg

“A prescient and important book. . . . Fascinating.”—The New York Review of Books No single invention of the last half century has changed the way we live now as much as the Internet. Alexander Klimburg was a member of the generation for whom it was a utopian ideal turned reality: a place where ideas, information, and knowledge could be shared and new freedoms found and enjoyed. Two decades la... read more

“A prescient and important book. . . . Fascinating.”—The New York Review of Books No single invention of the last half century has changed the way we live now as much as the Internet. Alexander Klimburg was a member of the generation for whom it was a utopian ideal turned reality: a place where ideas, information, and knowledge could be shared and new freedoms found and enjoyed. Two decades la... read more

Empire of Guns: The Violent Making of the Industrial Revolution

Priya Satia

By a prize-winning young historian, an authoritative work that reframes the Industrial Revolution, the expansion of British empire, and emergence of industrial capitalism by presenting them as inextricable from the gun trade"A fascinating and important glimpse into how violence fueled the industrial revolution, Priya Satia's book stuns with deep scholarship and sparkling prose."--Siddhartha Mu... read more

By a prize-winning young historian, an authoritative work that reframes the Industrial Revolution, the expansion of British empire, and emergence of industrial capitalism by presenting them as inextricable from the gun trade"A fascinating and important glimpse into how violence fueled the industrial revolution, Priya Satia's book stuns with deep scholarship and sparkling prose."--Siddhartha Mu... read more

Meetings with Remarkable Manuscripts: Twelve Journeys into the Medieval World

Christopher de Hamel

An extraordinary and beautifully illustrated exploration of the medieval world through twelve manuscripts, from one of the world's leading experts.Winner of The Wolfson History Prize and The Duff Cooper Prize.A San Francisco Chronicle Holiday Book Gift Guide Pick! Meetings with Remarkable Manuscripts is a captivating examination of twelve illuminated manuscripts from the medieval period. Noted... read more

An extraordinary and beautifully illustrated exploration of the medieval world through twelve manuscripts, from one of the world's leading experts.Winner of The Wolfson History Prize and The Duff Cooper Prize.A San Francisco Chronicle Holiday Book Gift Guide Pick! Meetings with Remarkable Manuscripts is a captivating examination of twelve illuminated manuscripts from the medieval period. Noted... read more

A Short Film About Disappointment: A Novel

Joshua Mattson

An ingenious novel about art and revenge, insisting on your dreams and hitting on your doctor, told in the form of 80 movie reviewsIn near-future America, film critic Noah Body uploads his reviews to a content aggregator. His job is routine: watch, seethe, pan. He dreams of making his own film, free from the hackery of commercial cinema. Faced with writing about lousy movies for a website that... read more

An ingenious novel about art and revenge, insisting on your dreams and hitting on your doctor, told in the form of 80 movie reviewsIn near-future America, film critic Noah Body uploads his reviews to a content aggregator. His job is routine: watch, seethe, pan. He dreams of making his own film, free from the hackery of commercial cinema. Faced with writing about lousy movies for a website that... read more

Temp: How American Work, American Business, and the American Dream Became Temporary

Louis Hyman

The untold history of the surprising origins of the "gig economy" --how deliberate decisions made by consultants and CEOs in the 50s and 60s upended the stability of the workplace and the lives of millions of working men and women in postwar America.Every working person in the United States asks the same question, how secure is my job? For a generation, roughly from 1945 to 1970, business and ... read more

The untold history of the surprising origins of the "gig economy" --how deliberate decisions made by consultants and CEOs in the 50s and 60s upended the stability of the workplace and the lives of millions of working men and women in postwar America.Every working person in the United States asks the same question, how secure is my job? For a generation, roughly from 1945 to 1970, business and ... read more

Into the Hands of the Soldiers: Freedom and Chaos in Egypt and the Middle East

David D. Kirkpatrick

A candid narrative of how and why the Arab Spring sparked, then failed, and the truth about America's role in that failure and the subsequent military coup that put Sisi in power--from the Middle East correspondent of the New York Times.In 2011, Egyptians of all sects, ages, and social classes shook off millennia of autocracy, then elected a Muslim Brotherhood president. The 2013 military coup... read more

A candid narrative of how and why the Arab Spring sparked, then failed, and the truth about America's role in that failure and the subsequent military coup that put Sisi in power--from the Middle East correspondent of the New York Times.In 2011, Egyptians of all sects, ages, and social classes shook off millennia of autocracy, then elected a Muslim Brotherhood president. The 2013 military coup... read more

American Character: A History of the Epic Struggle Between Individual Liberty and the Common Good

Colin Woodard

The author of American Nations examines the history of and solutions to the key American question: how best to reconcile individual liberty with the maintenance of a free society The struggle between individual rights and the good of the community as a whole has been the basis of nearly every major disagreement in our history, from the debates at the Constitutional Convention and in the run up... read more

The author of American Nations examines the history of and solutions to the key American question: how best to reconcile individual liberty with the maintenance of a free society The struggle between individual rights and the good of the community as a whole has been the basis of nearly every major disagreement in our history, from the debates at the Constitutional Convention and in the run up... read more

It Didn't Start with You: How Inherited Family Trauma Shapes Who We Are and How to End the Cycle

Mark Wolynn

A groundbreaking approach to transforming traumatic legacies passed down in families over generations, by an acclaimed expert in the field Depression. Anxiety. Chronic Pain. Phobias. Obsessive thoughts. The evidence is compelling: the roots of these difficulties may not reside in our immediate life experience or in chemical imbalances in our brains—but in the lives of our parents, grandparents... read more

A groundbreaking approach to transforming traumatic legacies passed down in families over generations, by an acclaimed expert in the field Depression. Anxiety. Chronic Pain. Phobias. Obsessive thoughts. The evidence is compelling: the roots of these difficulties may not reside in our immediate life experience or in chemical imbalances in our brains—but in the lives of our parents, grandparents... read more

The Spark and the Grind: Ignite the Power of Disciplined Creativity

Erik Wahl

We’ve been conditioned to think about creative genius as a dichotomy: dreamers versus doers, creativity versus discipline, the spark versus the grind. But what if we’re wrong? What if it’s the spark and the grind? We love people whose creative genius arrives in sudden sparks of inspiration. Think of Archimedes in his bathtub or Newton under his apple tree. But we also admire people who work in... read more

We’ve been conditioned to think about creative genius as a dichotomy: dreamers versus doers, creativity versus discipline, the spark versus the grind. But what if we’re wrong? What if it’s the spark and the grind? We love people whose creative genius arrives in sudden sparks of inspiration. Think of Archimedes in his bathtub or Newton under his apple tree. But we also admire people who work in... read more

Last Stories

William Trevor

The beloved and acclaimed William Trevor's last ten storiesWith a career that spanned more than half a century, William Trevor is regarded as one of the best writers of short stories in the English language. Now, in Last Stories, the master storyteller delivers ten exquisitely rendered tales--nine of which have never been published in book form--that illuminate the human condition and will sur... read more

The beloved and acclaimed William Trevor's last ten storiesWith a career that spanned more than half a century, William Trevor is regarded as one of the best writers of short stories in the English language. Now, in Last Stories, the master storyteller delivers ten exquisitely rendered tales--nine of which have never been published in book form--that illuminate the human condition and will sur... read more

The Book That Changed America: How Darwin's Theory of Evolution Ignited a Nation

Randall Fuller

A compelling portrait of a unique moment in American history when the ideas of Charles Darwin reshaped American notions about nature, religion, science and race“A lively and informative history.” – The New York Times Book ReviewThroughout its history America has been torn in two by debates over ideals and beliefs. Randall Fuller takes us back to one of those turning points, in 1860, with the s... read more

A compelling portrait of a unique moment in American history when the ideas of Charles Darwin reshaped American notions about nature, religion, science and race“A lively and informative history.” – The New York Times Book ReviewThroughout its history America has been torn in two by debates over ideals and beliefs. Randall Fuller takes us back to one of those turning points, in 1860, with the s... read more

Protestants: The Faith That Made the Modern World

Alec Ryrie

On the 500th anniversary of Luther’s theses, a landmark history of the revolutionary faith that shaped the modern world. "Ryrie writes that his aim 'is to persuade you that we cannot understand the modern age without understanding the dynamic history of Protestant Christianity.' To which I reply: Mission accomplished."–Jon Meacham, author of American Lion and Thomas JeffersonFive hundred years... read more

On the 500th anniversary of Luther’s theses, a landmark history of the revolutionary faith that shaped the modern world. "Ryrie writes that his aim 'is to persuade you that we cannot understand the modern age without understanding the dynamic history of Protestant Christianity.' To which I reply: Mission accomplished."–Jon Meacham, author of American Lion and Thomas JeffersonFive hundred years... read more

Genghis Khan and the Quest for God: How the World's Greatest Conqueror Gave Us Religious Freedom

Jack Weatherford

A landmark biography by the New York Times bestselling author of Genghis Khan and the Making of the Modern World that reveals how Genghis harnessed the power of religion to rule the largest empire the world has ever known. Throughout history the world's greatest conquerors have made their mark not just on the battlefield, but in the societies they have transformed. Genghis Khan conquered by ar... read more

A landmark biography by the New York Times bestselling author of Genghis Khan and the Making of the Modern World that reveals how Genghis harnessed the power of religion to rule the largest empire the world has ever known. Throughout history the world's greatest conquerors have made their mark not just on the battlefield, but in the societies they have transformed. Genghis Khan conquered by ar... read more

The Invention of Russia: The Rise of Putin and the Age of Fake News

Arkady Ostrovsky

WINNER OF THE ORWELL PRIZEWINNER OF THE CORNELIUS RYAN AWARD FINALIST FOR THE LIONEL GELBER PRIZE FINANCIAL TIMES BOOK OF THE YEAR “Fast-paced and excellently written…much needed, dispassionate and eminently readable.” —New York Times “Filled with sparkling prose and deep analysis.” –The Wall Street JournalThe breakup of the Soviet Union was a time of optimism around the world, but Russia toda... read more

WINNER OF THE ORWELL PRIZEWINNER OF THE CORNELIUS RYAN AWARD FINALIST FOR THE LIONEL GELBER PRIZE FINANCIAL TIMES BOOK OF THE YEAR “Fast-paced and excellently written…much needed, dispassionate and eminently readable.” —New York Times “Filled with sparkling prose and deep analysis.” –The Wall Street JournalThe breakup of the Soviet Union was a time of optimism around the world, but Russia toda... read more

Che: A Revolutionary Life

Jon Lee Anderson

The graphic novel adaptation of the groundbreaking and definitive biography of Che GuevaraChe Guevara's legend is unmatched in the modern world. Since his assassination in 1967 at the age of thirty-nine, the Argentine revolutionary has become an internationally recognized icon, as revered as he is controversial. As a Marxist ideologue who sought to end global inequality by bringing down the Am... read more

The graphic novel adaptation of the groundbreaking and definitive biography of Che GuevaraChe Guevara's legend is unmatched in the modern world. Since his assassination in 1967 at the age of thirty-nine, the Argentine revolutionary has become an internationally recognized icon, as revered as he is controversial. As a Marxist ideologue who sought to end global inequality by bringing down the Am... read more

World Without Mind: The Existential Threat of Big Tech

Franklin Foer

A New York Times Book Review Notable Book of 2017Franklin Foer reveals the existential threat posed by big tech, and in his brilliant polemic gives us the toolkit to fight their pervasive influence. Over the past few decades there has been a revolution in terms of who controls knowledge and information. This rapid change has imperiled the way we think. Without pausing to consider the cost, the... read more

A New York Times Book Review Notable Book of 2017Franklin Foer reveals the existential threat posed by big tech, and in his brilliant polemic gives us the toolkit to fight their pervasive influence. Over the past few decades there has been a revolution in terms of who controls knowledge and information. This rapid change has imperiled the way we think. Without pausing to consider the cost, the... read more

The Art of Vanishing: A Memoir of Wanderlust

Laura Smith

A young woman chafing at the confines of marriage confronts the high cost of craving freedom and adventureAt twenty-five, as her wedding date approached, Laura Smith began to feel trapped. Not by her fiancé, who shared her appetite for adventure, but by the unsettling idea that it was hard to be at once married and free. Laura wanted her life to be different. She wanted her marriage to be diff... read more

A young woman chafing at the confines of marriage confronts the high cost of craving freedom and adventureAt twenty-five, as her wedding date approached, Laura Smith began to feel trapped. Not by her fiancé, who shared her appetite for adventure, but by the unsettling idea that it was hard to be at once married and free. Laura wanted her life to be different. She wanted her marriage to be diff... read more

Shooting Ghosts: A U.S. Marine, a Combat Photographer, and Their Journey Back from War

Thomas J. Brennan USMC (Ret), Finbarr O'Reilly

"A majestic book." --Bessel van der Kolk, MD, author of The Body Keeps the ScoreA unique joint memoir by a U.S. Marine and a conflict photographer whose unlikely friendship helped both heal their war-wounded bodies and souls"The dueling-piano spirit of SHOOTING GHOSTS works because its authors are so committed to transparency, admitting readers into the dark crevices of their isolation." Wall ... read more

"A majestic book." --Bessel van der Kolk, MD, author of The Body Keeps the ScoreA unique joint memoir by a U.S. Marine and a conflict photographer whose unlikely friendship helped both heal their war-wounded bodies and souls"The dueling-piano spirit of SHOOTING GHOSTS works because its authors are so committed to transparency, admitting readers into the dark crevices of their isolation." Wall ... read more

Only the Hunted Run: A Sully Carter Novel

Neely Tucker

A Kirkus Reviews Best Thriller of 2016“The test of a crime series is its main character, and Sully is someone we'll want to read about again and again.” —Lisa Scottoline, The Washington Post“Fast-moving and suspenseful with an explosively violent conclusion.” —Bruce DeSilva, Associated Press“Tucker’s Sully Carter novels have quickly sneaked up on me as one of my favorite new series.” —Sarah We... read more

A Kirkus Reviews Best Thriller of 2016“The test of a crime series is its main character, and Sully is someone we'll want to read about again and again.” —Lisa Scottoline, The Washington Post“Fast-moving and suspenseful with an explosively violent conclusion.” —Bruce DeSilva, Associated Press“Tucker’s Sully Carter novels have quickly sneaked up on me as one of my favorite new series.” —Sarah We... read more

Late Essays: 2006-2017

J. M. Coetzee

A new collection of twenty-three literary essays from the Nobel Prize–winning author. J. M. Coetzee’s latest novel, The Schooldays of Jesus, is now available from Viking. J. M. Coetzee is not only one of the most acclaimed fiction writers in the world, he is also an accomplished and insightful literary critic. In Late Essays: 2006–2016, a thought-provoking collection of twenty-three pieces, he... read more

A new collection of twenty-three literary essays from the Nobel Prize–winning author. J. M. Coetzee’s latest novel, The Schooldays of Jesus, is now available from Viking. J. M. Coetzee is not only one of the most acclaimed fiction writers in the world, he is also an accomplished and insightful literary critic. In Late Essays: 2006–2016, a thought-provoking collection of twenty-three pieces, he... read more

The Motivation Myth: How High Achievers Really Set Themselves Up to Win

Jeff Haden

From Inc.com's most popular columnist, a counterintuitive--but highly practical--guide to finding and maintaining the motivation to achieve great things. It's comforting to imagine that superstars in their fields were just born better equipped than the rest of us. When a co-worker loses 20 pounds, or a friend runs a marathon while completing a huge project at work, we assume they have more gri... read more

From Inc.com's most popular columnist, a counterintuitive--but highly practical--guide to finding and maintaining the motivation to achieve great things. It's comforting to imagine that superstars in their fields were just born better equipped than the rest of us. When a co-worker loses 20 pounds, or a friend runs a marathon while completing a huge project at work, we assume they have more gri... read more

Empire of Guns: The Violent Making of the Industrial Revolution

Priya Satia

By a prize-winning young historian, an authoritative work that reframes the Industrial Revolution, the expansion of British empire, and emergence of industrial capitalism by presenting them as inextricable from the gun trade"A fascinating and important glimpse into how violence fueled the industrial revolution, Priya Satia's book stuns with deep scholarship and sparkling prose."--Siddhartha Mu... read more

By a prize-winning young historian, an authoritative work that reframes the Industrial Revolution, the expansion of British empire, and emergence of industrial capitalism by presenting them as inextricable from the gun trade"A fascinating and important glimpse into how violence fueled the industrial revolution, Priya Satia's book stuns with deep scholarship and sparkling prose."--Siddhartha Mu... read more

Gastrophysics: The New Science of Eating

Charles Spence

The science behind a good meal: all the sounds, sights, and tastes that make us like what we're eating—and want to eat more.Why do we consume 35 percent more food when eating with one other person, and 75 percent more when dining with three? How do we explain the fact that people who like strong coffee drink more of it under bright lighting? And why does green ketchup just not work? The answer... read more

The science behind a good meal: all the sounds, sights, and tastes that make us like what we're eating—and want to eat more.Why do we consume 35 percent more food when eating with one other person, and 75 percent more when dining with three? How do we explain the fact that people who like strong coffee drink more of it under bright lighting? And why does green ketchup just not work? The answer... read more

Competing Against Luck: The Story of Innovation and Customer Choice

Clayton M. Christensen, Karen Dillon, Taddy Hall, David S. Duncan

The foremost authority on innovation and growth presents a path-breaking book every company needs to transform innovation from a game of chance to one in which they develop products and services customers not only want to buy, but are willing to pay premium prices for.How do companies know how to grow? How can they create products that they are sure customers want to buy? Can innovation be mor... read more

The foremost authority on innovation and growth presents a path-breaking book every company needs to transform innovation from a game of chance to one in which they develop products and services customers not only want to buy, but are willing to pay premium prices for.How do companies know how to grow? How can they create products that they are sure customers want to buy? Can innovation be mor... read more

Charlie Whistler's Omnium Gatherum: Campfire Stories and Adirondack Adventures

Philip Delves Broughton

In the tradition of The Dangerous Book for Boys, a visually dazzling compendium of practical knowledge, fascinating trivia, and worldly wisdom for young boys—designed as a charming and informal full-color family scrapbook treasured by generations of one family at their Adirondack summer camp.On a late summer afternoon, while rustling around in his family’s Adirondack cabin, a boy named Charlie... read more

In the tradition of The Dangerous Book for Boys, a visually dazzling compendium of practical knowledge, fascinating trivia, and worldly wisdom for young boys—designed as a charming and informal full-color family scrapbook treasured by generations of one family at their Adirondack summer camp.On a late summer afternoon, while rustling around in his family’s Adirondack cabin, a boy named Charlie... read more

Celestial Soul Portrait

Celestial Soul Portrait, by California-based electronic, ambient, and new age music pioneer Iasos, compiles early and rare recordings by this authentic "outsider" who released his debut album in 1975 -- the same year as Brian Eno's Discreet Music and new age icon Steven Halpern's first record, Christening for Listening - A Soundtrack for Every Body. Iasos is a formally trained flutist and self... read more

Celestial Soul Portrait, by California-based electronic, ambient, and new age music pioneer Iasos, compiles early and rare recordings by this authentic "outsider" who released his debut album in 1975 -- the same year as Brian Eno's Discreet Music and new age icon Steven Halpern's first record, Christening for Listening - A Soundtrack for Every Body. Iasos is a formally trained flutist and self... read more

Warfaring Strangers: Acid Nightmares

As the hippie movement hurdled towards its emanate demise, bad vibes infiltrated the rock world. Tainted LSD, loud motorcycles, and a series of brutal deaths spawned inspiration for guitar-wielding teenagers across the globe. Implementing deafening fuzz and satanic screams to create their proto-metal monstrosities, short-lived stoner bands pressed their lysergic experiments in microscopic quan... read more

As the hippie movement hurdled towards its emanate demise, bad vibes infiltrated the rock world. Tainted LSD, loud motorcycles, and a series of brutal deaths spawned inspiration for guitar-wielding teenagers across the globe. Implementing deafening fuzz and satanic screams to create their proto-metal monstrosities, short-lived stoner bands pressed their lysergic experiments in microscopic quan... read more

Wayfaring Strangers: Cosmic American Music (2xLP)

Twang reigned, the shitkickers kicked shit, and the vaguely western-sounding guitar records piled up. Country-rock became "the dominant American rock style of the 1970s," as Peter Doggett's comprehensive Are You Ready for the Country put it much later. Wayfaring Strangers: Cosmic American Music picks up and dusts off golden ingots from the dollar-bin detritus of that domination, to reconstruct... read more

Twang reigned, the shitkickers kicked shit, and the vaguely western-sounding guitar records piled up. Country-rock became "the dominant American rock style of the 1970s," as Peter Doggett's comprehensive Are You Ready for the Country put it much later. Wayfaring Strangers: Cosmic American Music picks up and dusts off golden ingots from the dollar-bin detritus of that domination, to reconstruct... read more

Music From the Mountain Provinces

In 1988, David Blair Stiffler risked life and limb to document under-recorded cultural groups living lives of extreme isolation in the mountainous Philippine regions of Nueva Ecija, Aurora, and Luzon. These are the fruits of that expedition. In the grand tradition of ethnographic recordings that made up the majority of Folkways' vast and significant catalog comes Music from the Mountain Provin... read more

In 1988, David Blair Stiffler risked life and limb to document under-recorded cultural groups living lives of extreme isolation in the mountainous Philippine regions of Nueva Ecija, Aurora, and Luzon. These are the fruits of that expedition. In the grand tradition of ethnographic recordings that made up the majority of Folkways' vast and significant catalog comes Music from the Mountain Provin... read more

Still Here: 1967 - 1973

From the dawn of doo-wop to the death of disco, the Notations saw—and sang—it all. Persisting through changing trends and technologies, on major labels and minor ones, produced by both Syl Johnson and Curtis Mayfield, nothing could stop the Notations from representing Chicago’s Southside for decades. The first overview of their indie label golden age, Still Here 1967–1973 finds the Notations a... read more

From the dawn of doo-wop to the death of disco, the Notations saw—and sang—it all. Persisting through changing trends and technologies, on major labels and minor ones, produced by both Syl Johnson and Curtis Mayfield, nothing could stop the Notations from representing Chicago’s Southside for decades. The first overview of their indie label golden age, Still Here 1967–1973 finds the Notations a... read more

Technicolor Paradise: Rhum Rhapsodies & Other Exotic Delights

It was a musical cocktail born in a marketing meeting: Two parts easy listening, one part jazz, a healthy dollop of conga drums, a sprinkling of bird calls, and a pinch of textless choir. Serve garnished with an alluring female on the album jacket for best results. Exotica! The soundtrack for a mythical air conditioned Eden, packaged for mid-century, tiki torch-wielding armchair safariers. Be ... read more

It was a musical cocktail born in a marketing meeting: Two parts easy listening, one part jazz, a healthy dollop of conga drums, a sprinkling of bird calls, and a pinch of textless choir. Serve garnished with an alluring female on the album jacket for best results. Exotica! The soundtrack for a mythical air conditioned Eden, packaged for mid-century, tiki torch-wielding armchair safariers. Be ... read more

Hearing Music (2xLP)

She was a composer who wrote scores with geometric shapes, a poet who became a pioneer of early electronic music. Joanna Brouk's little-known body of work exists at the nexus between ambient, new age, drone, and classical minimalism - stark in its simplicity, lush in its expanse. Studying under Robert Ashley and Terry Riley at the fabled Mills College Center For Contemporary Music before gradu... read more

She was a composer who wrote scores with geometric shapes, a poet who became a pioneer of early electronic music. Joanna Brouk's little-known body of work exists at the nexus between ambient, new age, drone, and classical minimalism - stark in its simplicity, lush in its expanse. Studying under Robert Ashley and Terry Riley at the fabled Mills College Center For Contemporary Music before gradu... read more

English Oldies (2xLP)

Twenty-eight homespun stunners from the Alamo City's scrappiest souleros. The Royal Jesters were the kings of San Antonio's cross-cultural teen scene in the 1960s, soundtracking lovelorn slow dances with their heart-sick harmonies. For the first time, English Oldies gathers the best early doo-wop, R&B, and blazing Latin rock and soul from these Tex-Mex masterminds - a simmering melting pot of ... read more

Twenty-eight homespun stunners from the Alamo City's scrappiest souleros. The Royal Jesters were the kings of San Antonio's cross-cultural teen scene in the 1960s, soundtracking lovelorn slow dances with their heart-sick harmonies. For the first time, English Oldies gathers the best early doo-wop, R&B, and blazing Latin rock and soul from these Tex-Mex masterminds - a simmering melting pot of ... read more

Eccentric Soul: The Bandit Label

Eccentric Soul: The Bandit Label takes a look at the bizarre side of Chicago soul through twenty tracks of blistering R&B, sweet soul, and discofied funk. Hundreds of hours were spent researching, interviewing, re-mastering, and compiling the history of Bandit and the life of Arrow Brown. Unearthed in the process were two cassette tapes worth of acappella rehearsals that Numero has done their ... read more

Eccentric Soul: The Bandit Label takes a look at the bizarre side of Chicago soul through twenty tracks of blistering R&B, sweet soul, and discofied funk. Hundreds of hours were spent researching, interviewing, re-mastering, and compiling the history of Bandit and the life of Arrow Brown. Unearthed in the process were two cassette tapes worth of acappella rehearsals that Numero has done their ... read more

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