Here are some last-minute gift ideas.
The Big Short: Inside the Doomsday Machine by Michael Lewis
Game Change: Obama and the Clintons, McCain and Palin, and the Race of a Lifetime by John Heilemann and Mark Halperin
Ill Fares the Land by Tony Judt
Being Wrong: Adventures in the Margin of Error by Kathryn Schulz
And the Pursuit of Happiness by Maira Kalman
The Country Cooking of France by Anne Willan