This uneven collection of essays highlights Schama’s charm but tries to cover too much ground.
The cold war: how it began, why it ended
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A true but little-known story from World War II resurfaces in this account of a plane crash that stranded 24 Americans in a Stone Age society.
This is the story of Malcolm X – a man who was in turns hustler, criminal, convict, convert, and finally, a martyr for his cause.
A Chicago book editor sets out to retrace the footsteps of beloved “Little House” author Laura Ingalls Wilder.
Alexandra Styron searches his writings and her memory in an attempt to piece together the puzzle that was her father, author William Styron.
British historian Michael Burleigh offers a sweeping assessment of the ethical dilemmas posed by World War II, faced by everyone from world leaders to soldiers in foxholes.
Can a global hedge fund spy with a hankering for a haute-Manhattan lifestyle find happiness among Bolivian indigenos?
Francis Fukuyama’s analysis of the development of the modern state is a masterwork.
Michio Kaku, author of "Physics of the Future," describes a planetary civilization in which the next generation will lead "the lives of the gods."
This dryly delightful debut novel is the most endearing love story I've read in a long time.
David Foster Wallace’s posthumous novel, focused on the IRS, offers us the chance “to look once more inside that beautiful mind.”
How humans handle information has been a theme – and a concern – throughout the ages.
Why is one of the world’s holiest cities the flashpoint for so much violence?
Radical feminist poet Marge Piercy has mellowed, finding peace in marriage and spiritual awakening.
A fresh and revealing look at the assassination of Martin Luther King Jr. and the hunt for his killer.
Among the bright young Americans who served their country in the Office of Special Services were Julia Child and her husband, Paul.
Bestselling author Sarah Vowell takes on the story of the Americanization of Hawaii.
When 28,800 plastic bath toys are lost at sea, a journalist becomes obsessed with their whereabouts.
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