New Yorker reporter Dan Baum offers a vivid portrait of New Orleans from hurricane Betsy up through Katrina.
A warts-and-all biography of one of baseball’s living legends.
A young woman on a lonely farm struggles with competing desires for love and freedom in this thoughtful debut novel.
Is India ready for global leadership?
An Ivy Leaguer spends a semester undercover at a fundamentalist Christian university – and is surprised by what he discovers.
Elaine Showalter’s absorbing tour of the American women writers’ pantheon.
The lies one man told himself about the Vietnam War.
Two sisters discover passion during the War of the Roses.
This debut novel sets an old-fashioned Gothic tale amid the ‘eternal snow’ of Wisconsin.
Daniel Wolff examines the lives of 12 Americans and the educations that made them.
Poetry that helped today’s women find a voice.
A journalist examines the life of an Iraqi general to understand why good people serve evil regimes.
A journalist explores the world of umpires.
When society focuses too tightly on feminine beauty, it's not a pretty story for women.
An insider's look at Torre's years with the N.Y. Yankees.
Today more people see their later decades as years of adventure, change, and growth.
A history of what it means to be free in America.
Before Rosa Parks, there was Claudette Colvin.
A young woman finds she cannot escape her family’s roots in Iceland.
An academic argues that evolution must be embraced as fact.