Eleanor and Alice Roosevelt may have been first cousins but they were also polar opposites.
Andrew Cockburn considers the booming industry of drone warfare – assault waged with the push of a button.
In a singular novel of war, a young Afghan soldier sounds off on his life as a moving target – and the love which guides him forward.
William deBuys tracks the saola, an elusive beauty found only on the border of Vietnam and Laos.
This highly entertaining book argues that James Boswell – acclaimed biographer of and friend to Samuel Johnson – spent his life on an intellectual quest with goals akin to those of the Enlightenment.
To ease her own sadness, Hannah Brencher began sending kind words to people she had never met.
A new history celebrates little-known heroes of the struggle alongside icons like Picasso, Dos Passos, and Hemingway.
The antic storytelling of a modest master finds mischievous fun in the romance and family life of the American West.
Blaine Harden pieces together the true story of the North Korean pilot who stole a MiG from his country in 1953.
Jacob Silverman offers a thorough thinking-through of the conditions that social-media culture has placed on modern life.
What is a degree from an American college worth? Two very different writers raise troubling questions about higher education in the US.
McQueen and Galliano were just cheeky boys, until they became defiant titans of fashion.
Was the ruler of the first French Empire a hero, or a tyrant? The answer lies in how you read him, writes Charles Reinhardt.
‘Bowling Alone’ author Robert D. Putnam sees America's social fabric fraying for low-income families.
This collection blends the delights of Heinz’s graceful writing with insight into the world of sports as it once was.
Did Churchill want the ship sunk? Erik Larson revives the mysteries and what-ifs surrounding the 1915 tragedy.
Village Voice critic Robert Christgau earns high marks for his frank look at the challenges and joys of self-assessment.
How a writer’s true-life tussle with Stalin’s police became a rich novel of exile and resistance.
How FDR and Stalin forged a bond that helped to shape history.
Three generations of an ordinary yet idiosyncratic family, an old house in Baltimore – Tyler's latest novel is more of the same, in the best possible way.