New Yorker writer Evan Osnos examines the remarkable lives of China's strivers.
Glenn Greenwald, the reporter who broke the Edward Snowden story, offers further details on his contacts with Snowden and the US government's surveillance system.
Bestselling biographer Michael Korda examines the life of legendary general Robert E. Lee who, despite being the subject of many books, remains an enigma.
Ward Just's excellent novel about a foreign service officer posted to Indochina in the 1960s may be his finest work to date.
'Zone One' author Colson Whitehead explores the strange world of poker and the people who have built their lives around it.
Lawrence Goldstone tells the story of the decade when men took to the air.
Earl Swift chronicles the history of a 1957 Chevrolet station wagon, blending cultural history with sharp personality profiles of those who owned the car.
Journalist Jen Doll looks back at the weddings she's attended – and the hijinks that happened at them – with a witty, charming voice.
Journalist Andrew Hussey examines the tumultuous history of France and its Arabs in the wake of the Algerian War.
This is not a biography of Leonard Cohen: it's a spiritual odyssey.
Historian Mark Perry has crafted a perceptive, authoritative biography of the legendary general.
Ayelet Waldman has built a haunting and clever story around the Hungarian Gold Train, which held the possessions of Hungarian Jews killed in the Holocaust.
Uncoiling a Booker Prize winner's tightly wound collection of short – at times very short – stories.
Why Shirley Temple was one of the most iconic figures of 1930s.
A comedy of Russian art and politics finds a frustrated writer being torn apart at the seams.
Journalist Ann Scott Tyson examines the complicated life of Army Special Forces Major Jim Gant.
Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren has a good story to tell and she tells it well.
Entomologist Edward O. Wilson chronicles the audacious – yet successful – effort to bring Mozambique's Gorongosa National Park back to life after near devastation.
Journalist Todd Miller explores life under the expanding watch – and lucrative industry – of Homeland Security.
A collection of short poems and photographs give lyrical voice to the citizens of Afghanistan's borderlands.