Fergus M. Bordewich has penned a perceptive and tremendously witty book about the compromise that held the US together in the decade before the Civil War.
Clinton biographer David Maraniss strives for a key to America's 44th president.
Writer Andrew Frisardi renders Dante's text into clear, nimble English, creating a book that works for newcomers as well as Dante scholars.
Author and essayist Colm Tóibín explores the ways that writers' families influence their work.
Wall Street Journal reporter Kirsten Grind tells the arrogant, shocking, utterly mad story of the biggest bank failure in US history.
Rebecca Stott tells the stories of the intellectuals who grappled with the theories of evolution and natural selection centuries before Darwin got there.
While the events of 'Ashes' sound outlandish, Sigurdardóttir's brisk writing style wins over the reader.
Deford's new memoir captures his polished crustiness.
What do you do when war-torn Beirut – thousands of miles from where you work and live – is the city that feels most like home?
One of the world’s most prominent and articulate marine scientists gives us an updated, comprehensive, and engaging account of the ongoing crisis beneath the waves.
This intelligent examination of the career of Bruce Springsteen traces the rock icon's ability to balance two disparate identities.
Author Thai Jones is an assured narrator and brings the book's setting of 1914 New York vividly to life.
'Love, Fiercely' is evocative and often captivating, but Zimmerman is forced too often to speculate about her historical subjects.
NPR’s Brooke Gladstone entertainingly recounts media history in a graphic novel.
Are Facebook and Twitter really forms of "an absurd global prison where we are all forced to live in public?” Author and Silicon Valley entrepreneur Andrew Keen is afraid that the answer is yes.
Carole King's memoir is short on musical details, but long on the artist's personal saga.
The letters of a young Soviet couple tell of Gulag life and love.
Writer Jim Lynch skillfully crafts parallel stories to create a relentless novel.
The focus in this book about the approach of the Holocaust is not Adolf Hitler and the Nazis but the European Jews themselves.
Biographer Justin Wolff makes a strong case that Thomas Hart Benton played a central role as American art moved into the modern era.