The King Years
By Taylor Branch (Simon & Schuster, $19)
The essential moments of the U.S. civil rights movement are set in historical context by the Pulitzer Prize-winning author.
The Virtual Self
By Nora Young (McClelland & Stewart, $20)
The host of the CBC technology program Spark explores how our digital lives are altering the world around us.
By Anne Applebaum (Signal/M&S, $22)
This U.S. National Book Award-winner provides a history of how the Communist regimes of eastern Europe took over after the Second World War.