A new biography argues that FDR's courageous response to polio was key to his statesmanship.
In this first full-length biography of pioneering self-help guru Dale Carnegie, Steven Watts makes the compelling argument that Carnegie's story is the story of America.
Naturalist Elizabeth Marshall Thomas examines her family, her work, and her alcoholism in a memoir that showcases both her pugnacity and her warmth.
In a visual diary, Tom Wood recorded scenes of blue-collar life in his own backyard.
This collection of historian Mary Beard's reviews of books about classics is a source of wisdom, insight, provocation, and deep pleasure.
In color, as in black and white, Elliott Erwitt excels at sly humor.
By Jeeves! British author Sebastian Faulks brings P.G. Wodehouse's most beloved characters – the feckless Bertie Wooster and the peerless valet – back to life.
Emmet Gowin's artistic collaboration with his wife is the heart and soul of his work.
How humans took to the sky via balloon – and the mishaps and triumphs involved.
How Mark Nixon photgraphed our very best friends.
Thomas Pynchon spins a showstopping tale of New York residents living in the aftermath of the dot-com bubble.
The lifework of Garry Winograd is also a personal commentary on three decades of life in America.
Ronald Frame imagines the past of an iconic Dickens character – the jilted and vengeful Miss Havisham.
'The New Countess,' the final book in Fay Weldon's trilogy set in the Edwardian era, showcases Weldon's deep knowledge of both the era and human nature.
A new collection of Dashiell Hammett's works includes some crime stories but also shows Hammett's exploration of other genres.
Magazine writer and author Paul Schneider offers an engaging exploration of the history of the Mississippi River and its impact on American life.
Martin Cruz Smith returns to investigator Arkady Renko in a thriller that is an intricate page-turner.
This deep dive into cartography leads to an exploration of religion, science, and history.
Rainbow Rowell's love story is the best young adult title to be released this year.
How to truly understand the scale and cost of the Battle of the Somme? Artist Joe Sacco depicts the horrific World War I conflict in a 24-foot-long panoramic drawing.