Lewis and Clark discovered new lands and peoples, but their greatest challenges led inward.
A nonprurient, endearing portrait of one of America’s most beloved actors.
An ambitious, intelligent, overstuffed novel about three years in the life of Charlie Chaplin
A biography of Ivar Kreuger – audacious con man and the Bernard Madoff of his era.
A young blogger offers a soulful collection of essays about the bonds created when we share meals.
One of our most thorough historians reexamines some early American icons.
Shakespeare was a typical man of his age – except for the ways in which he was utterly unique.
This deeply satisfying Scottish thriller focuses on the hunt for a mother and her young baby.
Twenty-seven writers explore the complex joys of grandmotherhood.
The quiet, contemplative story of a young woman leaving Ireland for a new life in the Brooklyn of the 1950s.
W.S. Merwin’s Pulitzer Prize-winning poetry collection challenges our concept of reality.
A glimpse inside the world of the earth’s most massive creatures.
Keeping the US truly safe, argues a journalist, requires us to radically rethink our sense of safety.
Journalist Richard Conniff makes a habit of communing with the world’s most dangerous creatures.
Emails from moms that make you laugh, cry, or sometimes just scratch your head.
Jeffrey Toobin examines the nine personalities that sit on the nation's highest court.
How an upright, idealistic young Nigerian was recruited into the world of e-mail scams.
A man of brutal force, Cornelius Vanderbilt – for better and worse – helped to shape American business culture.
An Ivy League admissions officer worries about her school’s eager applicants, even as she struggles with a past secret of her own.
A church historian seeks out the stories of committed Christians who, over the centuries, have lived their faith and helped keep their church alive.