The evolutionist wanted his theory to prove slavery wrong.
Inauguration Day poet delivers verse in a tradition of hope.
A provincial English newlywed discovers postwar Hong Kong.
Personal accounts add a new dimension to a history of the Great War’s bloodiest battle.
This collection of short pieces by Louise Erdrich is a rich sampler of her writing at its best.
A children’s book teaches young readers to find another side to seemingly scary people.
A lively account of the ‘exile’ of Pluto, everyone’s favorite ex-planet.
Temple Grandin explains what animals feel and why it matters
Margaret Atwood's "The Blind Assassin" is a killer novel, all right, but it can see exactly where it's going.
How a three-legged dog won the hearts of everyone from an angry homeless man to Barack Obama.
An outcast ‘giant’ discovers the magic of secret spells in this debut novel.
A 9-year-old offers some pretty sage advice on approaching the opposite sex.
A concise new biography marks the 200th birthday of Edgar Allen Poe.
A new book peels back the legend to examine FDR’s first 100 days.
A cultural survey of the history of race relations in the U.S.
Martin Luther King Jr. was no saint, but this nuanced biography confirms his many virtues.
A mystery novel offers a rare glimpse into life in North Korea.
Emily Post was a fierce egalitarian who believed that behavior – not income – defined class.
James Fallows offers insightful reporting on the rise of China.