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.
'Showdown' is a peek into a fascinating moment in time at the Olympic Games.
Newbery Medal winner Rebecca Stead's new children's book is a small masterpiece.
Writer Winston Groom illuminates the personal side of a battle in 'Shiloh,' while Richard Slotkin's 'Antietam' is an eye-opening view of an engagement and a war.
The wonderfully entertaining story of the spies who made D-Day possible is both improbable and true.
Harry Lipkin is the genuine article – an 87-year-old gumshoe, sporting dentures.
While some of the language is cumbersome, Andrew Zolli's book is a good place to start to understand the global economy.
One author’s fight for farm animals.
The six Russian literary wives profiled in this book went well beyond the call of duty to help their adored author-husbands.
Sassy crime reporter Jimm Juree returns in Colin Cotterill's new mystery series set in Thailand.
A simple question proves thorny in Jim Holt's new book.
When it comes to picking presidents, voters may do as well as academics.
New York Times columnist Ross Douthat laments the substitution of "spiritualities" for orthodox Christianity.
This mystery is rooted in Glasgow's past.
Popkin's book will fascinate campaign junkies with its capsule histories of past presidential runs.
Gordon Bowker seeks the real James Joyce in the pages of his work.