The Iron Curtain Trail is a 10,000-km ride through 20 countries along what was the world’s most extensive expression of divisive hostility.
Historian Daniel Beer devotes fine attention to the group of idealistic officers known as the Decembrists, many of whom served decades in Siberian exile.
John Nixon's fascinating new book tells us as much of Saddam as we're ever likely to know.
This nearly forgotten sequel to 'The Three Musketeers' races along with pointed humor and broad quips.
Many observers argue that Egypt is back to square one and fated to remain there. Jack Shenker disagrees.
Before he became a master of style, the young writer proved himself a genius of observation.
This memoir told alternately by Franklin and her parents is a pull-up-a-chair-to-the kitchen-table retelling of a remarkable family story.
The image of Snowden as a brave idealist takes a pounding in this deeply researched biography.
A Desert Storm vet returns to Iraq 20 years later, this time on a mission of hope.
Journalist Lisa Servon has written an intelligent plea for financial justice.
'Mrs. Sherlock Holmes' excellently recounts a true detective story, while 'Arthur and Sherlock' pleasingly revisits the story of Sherlock's creation.
Journalist Patrick Kingsley deploys first-hand observations, probing interviews, and copious testimony to paint a vivid picture of the human suffering that migrants face during their journeys.
Historian Tracy Borman's new book challenges our perception of the Tudor era.
Gloria Steinem (center, r.) greets protesters at the barricades before speaking at the Women's March on Washington during the first full day of Donald Trump's presidency on Saturday.
Julia Baird's new biography concentrates on the personal and keeps the broader social and political issues of Victorian times firmly in the background.
Images from noted photographers celebrate the art of cycling.
Peter Lewis follows William Helmreich's walking tour of a Brooklyn that stretches beyond hipster havens and matches it up against Rebecca Solnit and Joshua Jelly-Schapiro's five-borough impressionistic atlas.
What began as a warm friendship between Vladimir Nabokov and Edmund Wilson eventually flamed into a feud.
Rania Matar captures individuality and universality in every frame, allowing each girl to engage the camera as she sees fit.
The novel explores the lifelong relationship between two young women who meet in a dance class and then live out a complicated mix of love, jealousy, competition, and misunderstanding.
Will Schwalbe has crafted a sweet and utterly restorative series of vignettes about how books – the right books, at the right times – can not only deepen a life but save it.
The author of the inventive thrillers 'An Officer and a Spy' and 'Pompeii' turns his talent for intrigue to the imagined inner workings of a papal election.
This new memoir from the 'Daily Show' host delivers a portrait of a South African childhood caught between identities and communities.
Brian Jay Jones’s biography of George Lucas is an overstuffed but serious contribution to the history of American cinema.
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