The story journalist Ari Berman sketches has two bookends: the passage of the Voting Rights Act in 1965 and the Supreme Court’s decision in Shelby County v. Holder in 2013 striking down a key section of the VRA.
Ta-Nehisi Coates, a national correspondent at The Atlantic, has crafted a highly provocative, thoughtfully presented, and beautifully written narrative about the ongoing racial struggle in America.
Anna Badkhen sketches the lives of the nomadic Fulani tribe, as well as the changes they are facing.
The second big Nixon book this summer (after "Being Nixon" by Evan Thomas) paints an unforgiving picture of a deeply flawed man and president.
Kevin M. Schultz attempts to analyze the influence of two antagonistic thinkers of their time.
Sarah Hall tells intermingled stories of wolves reintroduced to England and interpersonal drama.
Stephen Witt offers a compulsively readable overview of the music industry and how it crumbled as music became free.
Fo's first novel paints his own vibrant picture around the much-contested real life of the controversial daughter of Pope Alexander VI.
Rachel Caine unravels the secrets of the Library of Alexandria even as she spins an irresistible story.
War looms, then implodes, in 'Flood of Fire,' Ghosh’s spectacular 'Ibis' closer.
New Yorker writer William Finnegan traveled the globe in search of the perfect wave.
As rough as this novel is, readers will thrill to Lee’s sly humor and vivid storytelling.
Susan Southard presents the story of the Nagasaki bombing from the perspectives of five teenage survivors.
Rich with captivating anecdotes and deep historical knowledge, Matthew Battles' exhilarating new book takes us from cuneiform tablets to the digital era.
William T. Vollmann brings vibrant new life to the collisions between the US Army and the Nez Perce.
'Circling the Sun' by bestselling author Paula McLain ('The Paris Wife') elaborates on the life of another fascinating woman.
Two books to sweeten your summer: "The Rocks" by Peter Nichols and "Man at the Helm" by Nina Stibbe.
Two baseball books not to be missed: the rise of Pedro Martinez, one of the greatest players in the world, and the life of Billy Martin, a genius of a coach.
This middle-grade novel is about much more than an imaginary – or is it real? – circus.
Author Dean Jobb tracks the life of 1920s Chicago swindler Leo Koretz in ‘Empire of Deception.’
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