Nonfiction

The Secret of Life

James Watson and Francis Crick's 1953 discovery of the double helix structure of DNA is the foundation of virtually every advance in our modern understanding of genetics and molecular biology. But how did Watson and Crick do it--and why were they the ones who succeeded?

Witch, Please: A Memoir: Finding Magic in Modern Times

A touching and thought-provoking account of how a woman explored a spectrum of religions--ancient and new--and ended up, unexpectedly, becoming a bona fide witch--plus a celebration of modern Wicca and witchcraft, spell books, broomsticks, holiday recipes and recipes for the changing of the seasons, and much more.

The Cause: The American Revolution and Its Discontents, 1773-1783

George Washington claimed that anyone who attempted to provide an accurate account of the war for independence would be accused of writing fiction. At the time, no one called it the "American Revolution" former colonists still regarded themselves as Virginians or Pennsylvanians, not Americans, while John Adams insisted that the British were the real revolutionaries, for attempting to impose radical change without their colonists' consent.

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