A US State Department insider examines the one thing no one in Iraq wanted to admit: defeat.
Long-distance swimmer and author Lynne Cox traces the path of polar explorer Roald Amundsen – just in time for the centennial of his arrival at the South Pole.
A new biography on Eisenhower is engaging but airbrushes some of Ike's mistakes and flaws.
Captured by the camera’s eye, two Arkansas women have never been able to escape a historic photo – or each other.
The Opium Wars bring new trials – and fresh adventures – to the cast of characters introduced in the rollicking "Sea of Poppies."
A war correspondent faces her most frightening challenge: ordinary domestic life.
From lurid sexual fantasies to New Age platitudes, “Aleph” marks a low point for Paulo Coelho.
New Yorker writer Susan Orlean tells the larger-than-life story behind canine movie star Rin Tin Tin.
Aravind Adiga's novel about gentrification in India explores the dark side of human nature.
A Vietnam vet urges soldiers to talk more openly about what it means to fight.
A South Korean woman struggles to make a life for herself after realizing that she has married the wrong man.
Three teenage rebels live out an era of change in a Swiss boarding school.
Pulitzer Prize-winner Daniel Yergin demonstrates how the global quest for energy will reshape our world.
From global acclaim to suicide: Paul Hendrickson examines the three final decades of Ernest Hemingway.
The inhabitants of a small English town respond to a shocking crime.
From Walt Whitman to Jonathan Safran Foer, Brooklyn holds a unique place in America’s literary history.
How Hitler's cult of personality made him almost impossible to dislodge from power.
Candice Millard’s account of President James Garfield’s assassination brings back to roaring life a tragic but irresistible historical period.
How much should the government intervene in the economy of a free society? Sylvia Nasar traces a century of debate.
A teacher devoted to his students becomes the object of more than academic interest.