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The Trade Division publishes an extensive list of award-winning titles, from current affairs books to cookbooks, in both hardcover and paperback, including the prestigious Mariner Books paperback line. Among the adult brands are the popular J.R.R. Tolkien books, The Best American Series®, and Peterson Field Guides. Best-selling nonfiction authors include Eric Schlosser, Ruth Reichl, Garry Wills, and Richard Dawkins. Houghton Mifflin is also the distinguished publisher of such enduring classics as Winston Churchill's Memoirs of the Second World War and Silent Spring by Rachel Carson. Browse our site for more highlights in Bestsellers and Recent Catalogs.


Big Coal

Big Coal
The Dirty Secret Behind America's Energy Future
by Jeff Goodell

"Goodell's description of the mining-related deaths, the widespread health consequences of burning coal, and the impact on our planet's increasingly fragile ecosystem make for compelling reading, but such commonplace facts are not what lifts this book out of the ordinary. That distinction belongs to Goodell's fieldwork, which takes him to Atlanta, West Virginia, Wyoming, China and beyond . . . Goodell has a talent for pithy argument — and the book fairly crackles with informed conviction." — Publishers Weekly (starred review)


The Din in the Head: Essays

The Din in the Head:  Essays
by Cynthia Ozick

"This essay collection on the joys of literature presents National Book Critics Circle Award winner Ozick at the height of her critical powers . . . For the freshness of her eye and her role as conscience of a literary world that is perhaps slipping away, Ozick should be required reading for students of literature at all levels. The wicked coda, an 'interview' with Henry James, is not to be missed. Highly recommended." — Library Journal

Secrets of the Savanna

Secrets of the Savanna
Twenty-three Years in the African Wilderness Unraveling the Mysteries of Elephants and People
by Mark and Delia Owens

From the best-selling authors of Cry of the Kalahari, this is the dramatic story of Mark and Delia Owens's last years in Africa, fighting to save elephants, villages, and, in the end, themselves.

"This book is a beautifully written account — honest, funny, searing, and sometimes poignant." — Alexandra Fuller, from the foreword

Mr. Lincoln Goes to War

Mr. Lincoln Goes to War
by William Marvel

"Historian Marvel insists that the positive outcome of the Civil War and the deification of Lincoln as a great war leader have obscured many of the actual facts. He offers an alternate historical view . . . This provocative book will fuel the current raging debates on presidential powers, leadership, the causes and conduct of the Civil War, and the possibilities of peace. Highly recommended." — Library Journal


For more general interest nonfiction titles, browse in our recent catalogs:


Houghton Mifflin Fall 2007 General Interest Books Print Catalog

Houghton Mifflin Spring 2007 General Interest Books Print Catalog



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