Biographer Ronald C. White traces the spiritual and intellectual evolution of Abraham Lincoln.
Robert Harris digs back 2,000 years to build a breezy, intelligent, political thriller on the life of Cicero.
Can a thrice-abandoned child find his way in revolutionary Indonesia?
The life of Winston Churchill offers an abundant supply of extraordinary material for biography.
A series of vignettes tell the stories of ordinary Palestinians and life behind the West Bank barrier.
Does Warren Beatty deserve a spot in the pantheon of Hollywood greats?
The country Elizabeth II once knew exists no more, says a historian.
The lives of 10 Dubliners collide and a sassy sprite struggles to meet a deadline in this darkly comic novel.
Joshua Ferris follows satirical debut “Then We Came to the End” with a dark novel about a man who cannot stop walking.
A biographer struggles to reconcile the many contradictions in the character of feminist icon and author Tillie Olsen.
A journalist argues that inter-Arab conflict is the central crisis of the Middle East.
A writer recalls a Soviet childhood, lived at the height of the cold war.
Richard Reeves chronicles the courage and resolve that drove the Berlin Airlift.
Vulnerable, hopeful characters populate this award-winning collection of short stories.
This clever novel manages to blend existential ponderings with humor and sharp writing.
Activist and academic Raj Patel offers a stinging indictment of capitalism.
Barack Obama’s half brother, George, tells his own story of coming of age in a Kenyan slum.
A pop-music journalist falls in love with Bach’s Cello Suites and sets out to discover all he can about the classic masterpiece.
A master's life and death in Venice.
An artist’s attack on a painting in the National Gallery is linked to the story of a 19th-century Impressionist painter.