Who was Cleopatra? British historian Joyce Tyldesley tries to tell us.
H.W. Brands’s new biography on FDR is detailed, insightful, and reads like a novel.
Lady Macbeth has nothing on Serena, the ruthless protagonist of this Depression-era story set in the Smoky Mountains.
A newly published diary reveals a French counterpart to Amsterdam’s Anne Frank.
In 1903, a teddy bear heir straddles the worlds of the privileged and the forgotten.
Morrison's novel of slavery, memory, and human kindness.
The history of Goldman Sachs and its rise from Manhattan basement to ‘global juggernaut.’
Philip Norman's new bio of John Lennon is a winner.
A man once wealthy learns to live among the homeless.
Three teens and lessons in friendship and constellations shine in this novel aimed at adolescent readers.
A new novel from Toni Morrison examines a legacy of abandonment.
Christopher Buckley skewers all three branches of government in this farcical Washington satire.
World War II Veterans remember "the last good war."
A novel in letters offers a lens on the reunification of Germany.
A journalist reflects on her stint in Iraq.
An insightful look at Napoleon's 'other army' – the Savants who stormed Egypt.
William Least Heat-Moon takes another look at America's lesser-traveled roads.
An absorbing tale of the motley crew assembled aboard a British trading ship.
A detailed, candid exploration of "the oracle of Omaha."