The Finest Gold is a rollicking coming-of-age story, and an intimate account of the making of an athlete by Olympic swimmer Brad Cooper. Books + Publishing said: ‘The Finest Gold is a gorgeous, sumptuous feast of a book. Cooper is a naturally gifted writer whose brilliance appears effortless. Its entertaining pages will appeal to both sporting fans and the general reader.’
In The Social Leap we learn about our chimpish ancestors and their superb skills at adapting to life around them. William Von Hippel’s book blends anthropology, biology, history, and psychology with evolutionary science, to create a fresh, provocative look at our species.