David Foster Wallace’s posthumous novel, focused on the IRS, offers us the chance “to look once more inside that beautiful mind.”
How humans handle information has been a theme – and a concern – throughout the ages.
Why is one of the world’s holiest cities the flashpoint for so much violence?
Radical feminist poet Marge Piercy has mellowed, finding peace in marriage and spiritual awakening.
A fresh and revealing look at the assassination of Martin Luther King Jr. and the hunt for his killer.
Among the bright young Americans who served their country in the Office of Special Services were Julia Child and her husband, Paul.
Bestselling author Sarah Vowell takes on the story of the Americanization of Hawaii.
When 28,800 plastic bath toys are lost at sea, a journalist becomes obsessed with their whereabouts.
Who were the eight brave men who calmly and courageously played on until the very end?
Is it possible for one man to permanently alleviate centuries of hatred and misunderstandings?
Peter Godwin returns to Zimbabwe, his homeland, to bear witness to the crimes of the Mugabe regime.
A father rides out his son’s college admissions process.
Today marks the 100th anniversary of the tragic Triangle Shirtwaist Factory fire.
A disillusioned professor questions the contemporary American push to get all kids into college.
Biographer Meryle Secrest tackles the messy, "cursed" life of Italian artist Amedeo Modigliani.
Current headlines about Egypt make this account of Eisenhower’s handling of the 1965 Suez Canal crisis particularly compelling.
Pulitzer Prize-winner Jimmy Breslin scores a solid base hit with this concise, lively biography of game-changing baseball manager Branch Rickey.
A deathless man and a woman who loved tigers star in one of the most highly anticipated books of 2011.
Simon Winchester examines the story behind the discomforting photo taken of the little girl who inspired “Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland.”
On the 150th anniversary of the onset of the US Civil War, a lively, compelling account of its roots.