The story of the power of the Papacy – and how it has waxed and waned over the centuries.
Two recent books examine America's addiction to crude oil, blaming it on the oil "kings" and "barbarians" of the Middle East.
How fear has sometimes driven America to forsake its highest ideals.
George Pelecanos's 17th and latest novel, "The Cut," chronicles the seamy side of Washington, D.C.
The rise of China's capital city may be the story of a new era. And it isn't over yet
A call to arms about the government's use of scare tactics.
British novelist and journalist Geoff Dyer struggles to find something new to say about World War I.
Were Louis Armstrong's later years his worst – or his best?
A gutsy journalist attempts to expose the corruption of the Nigerian government in the hot, sticky atmosphere of Lagos.
It's called the American Civil War, but it was much more British than most people think.
A groundbreaking history of the black juke joints that birthed rock 'n' roll.
Journalist Robin Wright tells of a "counter-jihad" – a rebellion of the young and hip – now hitting the Muslim world.
This odd and engaging dark crime thriller is set in a dystopic Sweden.
Journalist Patrick French searches for the mechanics behind India's functioning, diverse democracy.
Campbell's plucky heroine, Margo, carves out her own epic on the Stark and Kalamazoo rivers.
Carmela Ciuraru takes a playful look at the history of pen names and the reasons authors use them.
Take a delicious walk through Paris in the memoirs of this author-turned-Parisian-tour-guide.
Modern theoretical physics owes its survival, in part, to the counterculture movement of the 1960s and ’70s.
What one early employee saw at the Google revolution.
Eloisa James reviews five new romance novels for The Barnes & Noble Review.
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