Pulitzer Prize-winner Steve Coll takes a close look at secretive behemoth that is Exxon Mobil.
Economic equality has slipped to an alarming low in the United States. In "The Great Divergence" Timothy Noah does an excellent job of telling us how this happened – and why it matters.
The historical lessons of Gregg Jones's exhaustively researched book about the US's campaign in the Philippines deserve to be remembered.
Author Julia Alvarez and her husband Bill travel to Haiti for a wedding – and then find themselves tied to a country and a culture.
It's not just oil and gas, warns Michael T. Klare in this first-rate wake-up call. Planet Earth is now in danger of running out of just about everything.
The notably unsentimental Jonathan Franzen offers a clear-eyed defense of sentiment in this essay collection.
From Brooklyn to Philly to Houston: Is the American city of today becoming more like Paris?
Florian Werner's book is a bright biography of the animal that's given us so much.
In the union of Queen Victoria and Prince Albert he played the leading role – and she was only too glad to have him do so.
Mary Bly – writing under pen name Eloisa James – turns her Facebook posts into a delightful diary chronicling 12 months in Paris.
Todd Boss's new book of poems, 'Pitch,' serves up subtle music from a young master.
A posthumous memoir from longtime Monitor poet Norma Farber.
This lavishly illustrated history of the year 1616 is both enthralling and frustrating.
Pulitzer Prize-winner Tim Weiner explores the fascinating but disquieting history of the FBI.
Is it getting harder to hear the quiet voices among us?
More than baseball, 'Driving Mr. Yogi' is a book about friendship.
"New Collected Poems" allows the playful, musical side of Wendell Berry's being to shine through.
Is the American Jewish establishment putting Israel's democratic ideals at risk?
This true story of life in a North Korean prison camp may be the most disturbing book that you will ever read.
A hearty helping of recipes from author Jeanne Kelley will have you excited about eating your leafy greens.
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