New York Times Bestsellers from Penguin Random House – March 4, 2018

By Amanda Holman | February 22 2018 | Adult Children's

All NEW TITLES Penguin Random House & Distribution Client Bestsellers for the week of March 4th:

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An Alex Delaware Novel
978-0-345-54146-8
A disturbing murder with shocking consequences sets in motion the new book in the #1 bestselling suspense series starring psychologist Alex Delaware and Detective Milo Sturgis.
$28.99 US | $38.99 CAN
Feb 13, 2018
6-1/8 x 9-1/4
Hardcover
416 Pages
Ballantine Books
US, Canada, Open Mkt

The Case for Reason, Science, Humanism, and Progress
978-0-525-55902-3
INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER A NEW YORK TIMES NOTABLE BOOK OF 2018ONE OF THE ECONOMIST'S BOOKS OF THE YEARAND A PERFECT HOLIDAY GIFT"My new favorite book of all time." --Bill Gates If you think the world is coming to an end, think again: people are living longer, healthier, freer, and happier lives, and while our problems are formidable, the solutions lie in the Enlightenment ideal of using reason and science.Is the world really falling apart? Is the ideal of progress obsolete? In this elegant assessment of the human condition in the third millennium, cognitive scientist and public intellectual Steven Pinker urges us to step back from the gory headlines and prophecies of doom, which play to our psychological biases. Instead, follow the data: In seventy-five jaw-dropping graphs, Pinker shows that life, health, prosperity, safety, peace, knowledge, and happiness are on the rise, not just in the West, but worldwide. This progress is not the result of some cosmic force. It is a gift of the Enlightenment: the conviction that reason and science can enhance human flourishing.Far from being a naïve hope, the Enlightenment, we now know, has worked. But more than ever, it needs a vigorous defense. The Enlightenment project swims against currents of human nature--tribalism, authoritarianism, demonization, magical thinking--which demagogues are all too willing to exploit. Many commentators, committed to political, religious, or romantic ideologies, fight a rearguard action against it. The result is a corrosive fatalism and a willingness to wreck the precious institutions of liberal democracy and global cooperation. With intellectual depth and literary flair, Enlightenment Now makes the case for reason, science, and humanism: the ideals we need to confront our problems and continue our progress.
$18.00 US
Feb 13, 2018
6-1/8 x 9-1/4
Paperback
576 Pages
Viking
US, Canada, Open Mkt
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The Inside Story of The Wire®
978-0-451-49814-4
The definitive oral history of the iconic and beloved TV show The Wire, as told by the actors, writers, directors, and others involved in its creation
$27.00 US | $36.00 CAN
Feb 13, 2018
6-1/8 x 9-1/4
Hardcover
352 Pages
Crown Archetype
US, Canada, Open Mkt