Israeli historian Yuval Noah Harari argues that 'progress' has not necessarily increased the happiness of the species of homo sapiens.
How a vessel for liberal ideas became a board game craze.
One lawyer who worked with Lincoln warned that anyone who underestimated him would 'very soon wake [up] with his back in a ditch.'
James Madison's career is considered through the lens of his relationship with five historic figures: Washington, Jefferson, Hamilton, Monroe, and – of course – Dolly Madison.
'Young Romantics' author and scholar Daisy Hay offers an intriguing portrait of the 33-year union of Mary Anne Lewis (née Evans) and the Victorian prime minister and novelist Benjamin Disraeli.
Despite the presence of the occasional gem, most of 'The Book of Love' reads like an unfinished manuscript.
The misadventures of a Moroccan man intersect with the Arab Spring and European financial crisis.
Journalist and activist Rafia Zakaria explores the pain Muslim women may feel when their husbands take another wife.
The capitalistic grandson of a noted US communist meets turmoil in today’s Russia.
Latest in the 'American Presidents' biographic series, James Mann's recounting of the presidency of George W. Bush is crisp and straightforward.
Long considered one of the top China experts in the US government, Pillsbury says he no longer believes that China is pursuing a 'win-win' policy with the US.
A cache of letters reveals that a family’s escape from Nazi genocide was incomplete.
Infidelity, children, and pasta are the stuff of life in 21 interlinked stories about a sparring Parisian couple and their connections.
One hundred years after the Harrison Act outlawed heroin and cocaine in the United States, a journalist challenges America's approach to illegal drugs.
A confidant recalls his complex rapport with one of the 20th century’s great contrarians.
To read Homer, says Adam Nicolson, is to feel 'a form of reassurance that in the end there is some kind of understanding in the world.'
In this astonishingly confident debut novel, a teenager and his mother move to rural Kentucky seeking healing from a tragedy – only to discover a new form of trouble.
Priya Parmar's splendid novel imagines the thankless task of catering to the self-absorbed geniuses of the Bloomsbury group.
How a factory worker and an heiress united to fight for their ideals.
A historian looks more closely at the network that liberated thousands.
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