Some of this summer's most interesting books will taken you traveling: from suburban Vermont to 19th-century Paris, from the sweltering Amazon to 1950s communist China, and from psychological thriller to sci-fi apocalypse. Here are seven of the titles that drew the most enthusiastic thumbs-up from the editors at Amazon.com.
The number of books we buy is not the same thing as the number of books we read.
Journalist Joel Brinkley calls Cambodia "a country of 13 million people who are being terribly abused."
"Those Guys Have All the Fun" offers a warts-and-all portrayal of ESPN's infamously male-dominated culture.
Our bees are dying in apocalyptic numbers. What does it mean to us?
A biography of Sarah Palin by a former staffer depicts Palin as ill-prepared, immature, vindictive, and unethical.
Her impact on the book world was called the "Oprah Effect" for good reason – everything she touched became publishing gold.
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