An insider’s view of culture and politics in 20th-century Russia.
Tony Earley’s sequel to “Jim the Boy” delivers Depression-era pathos.
An English professor examines America’s ‘gut-centricity.’
Anthropologist Brian Fagan uses Earth’s distant past to predict the crises that may lie in its future.
The life of inventor Nikola Tesla was strange enough for fiction.
Andy Merrifield forsakes Manhattan and academics for a stroll through rural France with a donkey.
Historian and theologian Martin Marty considers Christianity throughout time and across boundaries.
Susan Wicklund explores abortion and her role as a provider in a memoir that often surprises.
How a parent’s political ambition took precedence over family.
Grass-roots activists with cellphones are leading a drive for change.
A historian pieces together bits and scraps in an effort to re-create a chapter in the life of the Bard.
Pat Barker’s life class examines the place of art in a shaken world.
Thomas DeWolf tells of his voyage into some ugly chapters of family history.
A young conscript vividly describes how combat made him a hardened veteran.
He longed to be American as much as she wanted to be Indian. Can this family be saved?
Famed book jacket creator Chip Kidd writes a second novel about the adventures of a graphic designer.
One woman’s story exemplifies the complex history of one of America’s most beloved monuments.
Historian Judith Herrin strips away the veneer of this medieval empire to reveal artistry and innovation.
Jeffrey Eugenides’s collection of love stories hits the spot
How Ted Kooser wooed 2,600 women with a few yearly lines.