Blogger Luisa Weiss's celebration of German cuisine separates 'My Berlin Kitchen' from the pack of food memoirs.
On the 50th anniversary of the publication of "Silent Spring," William Souder offers a compelling portrait of Rachel Carson and the birth of the environmental controversies we know today.
Former UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan writes of decades spent pursuing the elusive goal of world peace.
Strom Thurmond, the Senate's champion of segregation, endured long after the Dixiecrats were history.
New Yorker writer D.T. Max offers up the first full-length biography of David Foster Wallace.
This uncommon book gives readers a chance to experience haiku both visually and textually.
Rachel Cusk has been accused of violating her family's privacy, but 'Aftermath' remains a brilliantly observed memoir.
'Solo' – a no-holds-barred, tell-all autobiography – has already rocked some boats.
Any Broadway fan will find Dominic McHugh's story of the life and times of 'My Fair Lady' a fascinating read.
Two memoirs about Ghana – a country that is easy to love but confoundingly difficult to cultivate.
'Embers of War' is an essential read on the tragedy of the Vietnam War.
Reyna Grande's memoir of Mexican illegal immigration puts a face on a political issue.
With 'Gravity's Engines,' Caleb Scharf establishes himself as one of the finest space storytellers.
In 'The Fight for Home,' Daniel Wolf lets Katrina survivors tell their stories in their own words, and the result is revelatory.
Much of the material in George Orwell's 'Diaries' is of interest only to the most obsessive of Orwellians.
With the Paul Ryan announcement, writer Joshua M. Glasser's book is timely as well as impeccably researched.
Two very different memoirs chronicle distant searches for family ties.
Classicist Anthony Everitt recounts the story of Rome's ascent to greatness as a republic and empire.
Julia Child's great success was built on both a willingness to innovate and an utter devotion to her craft.
Washington Post critic Michael Dirda weighs in on Norman Douglas' classic "South Wind" a 1917 novel that makes for hilarious and "utterly pagan" beach reading.
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