A young teen must make her way through post-apartheid South Africa – and past her own fear of men.
A heartwarming story about inner-city kids who bond with a band of forgotten race horses.
The story of Everett Ruess – the young explorer of the American West who vanished in the 1930s – remains an unsolved mystery to this day.
Michael Kazin delivers an entertaining history of America's "left" – those who dream of "a radically egalitarian transformation of society.”
Frederick Law Olmsted – a man of strange and restless talent – dreamed of making a better, greener world accessible to all.
A post-racial America? Not yet, says Harvard Law professor Randall Kennedy.
How our obsession with pandas has evolved from a disturbing dead-is-best approach to a kinder sort of appreciation.
A rich narrative looks back at an era when sugar merchants were the power brokers of their day.
A former nun, after 20 years of work with Mother Teresa, takes an unflinching look at her own experience and desires.
Can a Muslim architect design a 9/11 memorial?
Harry Benson's photos – taken at the height of Fischer's powers – break down more of his barriers than anything written about him to date.
The story of the power of the Papacy – and how it has waxed and waned over the centuries.
Two recent books examine America's addiction to crude oil, blaming it on the oil "kings" and "barbarians" of the Middle East.
How fear has sometimes driven America to forsake its highest ideals.
George Pelecanos's 17th and latest novel, "The Cut," chronicles the seamy side of Washington, D.C.
The rise of China's capital city may be the story of a new era. And it isn't over yet
A call to arms about the government's use of scare tactics.
British novelist and journalist Geoff Dyer struggles to find something new to say about World War I.
Were Louis Armstrong's later years his worst – or his best?
A gutsy journalist attempts to expose the corruption of the Nigerian government in the hot, sticky atmosphere of Lagos.