Vietnamese-born Nam Le transcends the ethnic label.
Germaine Greer uses demographic data to create a happier image of Shakespeare’s wife.
How sex and spirituality relate (or fail to) on campus.
Robert Kennedy moved voters with talk of social justice.
In “What now?” a commencement address becomes a charming essay on confronting the unknown.
Marlena de Blasi offers a taste of old-world Sicily with this story of love among the almond blossoms.
A novel about the Cairo Conference of 1921.
The unlikely tale of the man who tried to save the Jews of Lodz.
A force full of fight yet ill-suited to war.
Richard Nixon never lost the mind-set that pitted 'us' against 'them.'
How two very different world leaders were shaped.
A collection of short stories set in a coastal Maine town.
Douglas Feith's Pentagon memos trace the origin of the current US predicament.
A new book questions dreams of energy independence.
The stories of Carole King, Joni Mitchell, and Carly Simon.
John Feinstein details the physical and cerebral challenges of two top-flight pitchers.
He is the 'most important and most surprising figure' of the Iraq war.
The tale of an English girl who 'went to China, ate everything, and was sometimes surprised at the consequences.'
Joseph Needham put Chinese science on the world map.
In four lively tales, Ozick takes a playful route to serious points.