Journalist Thomas French takes a darkly humorous look at humans’ paradoxical drive to tame wild things.
BBC journalist Sam Miller offers a glimpse of the sprawling, maddening, addictive megacity that has become his home.
Evangelical missionaries were once leaders in creating a positive image of the US in the Arab world.
A ''nonfiction novel'' based on the life of German industrialist Oscar Schindler.
A journalist’s coverage of the May 2008 tropical cyclone that killed more than 100,000 Burmese offers the best available picture of contemporary life in Burma.
From beavers to buffalo, Eric Jay Dolin tracks the cruel but lucrative history of the American fur trade.
A minister’s daughter seeks peace and meaning in a hardscrabble corner of Wyoming.
A stranger-than-fiction true story about the 1939 World’s Fair and one of the remarkable characters behind it.
A magnificent stroll through Parisian lives.
Garcia Marquez chronicles the murder of Santiago Nasar in a small unnamed South American village.
A sparkling, eclectic collection of sports profiles from the pages of The New Yorker.
Niall Ferguson examines a German life of privilege, lived through a significant swath of European history.
A 50th-anniversary celebration of ‘To Kill a Mockingbird’ – America’s ‘national novel.’
How an original copy of the Bill of Rights disappeared – and then resurfaced 138 years later.
The achievements of "The Good Earth" author Pearl Buck are now largely overlooked.
Let's be real, urges historian Joseph Ellis. America's founders were neither saints nor sinners.
This biography of “gallerist” Leo Castelli paints a wonderful portrait of the hurly-burly 20th-century New York art world.
How cuisine and culture collaborated to cook up an American identity.
Mining Plato, Shakespeare, and Thoreau for tips on better living in the digital age.
Writer Tom Bissell shares his take on the best – and worst – aspects of video games.