A 'Guide to the Formerly Funny' garners present-day laughs, while examining some shocking subjects that no longer seem comic.
In verde, there is veritas: a new book explains how one hue can illustrate greed, royalty, envy, and the splendor of the natural world.
JFK nephew Timothy Shriver tells the inspiring story of how the Special Olympics came to be, and some of the ways in which the organization has changed the world for the better.
Why did Robert De Niro trade truly great roles for low-maintenance performances? Shawn Levy tackles this and more in his authoritative biography.
Biographer A.N. Wilson touches on a number of ways Victoria's life and image shaped the modern British monarchy and government.
'Pioneer Girl' is the annotated autobiography of Laura Ingalls Wilder. It's also the original manuscript that served as a grittier rough draft of the beloved 'Little House on the Prarie' series.
An odd mix of science and sensationalism drove the dig that stunned everyone by uncovering the remains of England's King Richard III.
When Glenn Kurtz discovered a long-forgotten home movie made by his grandparents, he was inspired to rediscover a lost world.
China and the US are 'like father and mother, so as a son I cannot separate the two and I love them both,' insists Chinese spy Gary Shang at his trial.
Art critic Sarah Thornton has access to many of the top artists working today, including Jeff Koons, Damien Hirst, Ai Weiwei, Maurizio Cattelan and Cindy Sherman.
Joe Alsop was postwar Washington’s greatest host. But when the party ended, his downfall had true upsides.
Journalist Shane Harris considers the progress that corporations, governments, and individuals are making in their capacity to protect – or to sabotage – the Internet infrastructure.
Former Time magazine correspondent Richard Bernstein argues that the US was not in a position to alter China's leftward swing after World War II.
A former minister turned carnival huckster stars in Stephen King's latest novel.
Former Russian TV producer and director Peter Pomerantsev offers a peek inside the machine that distracts much of the Russian populace.
The author of 'Wolf Hall' opens doors into alternate worlds in her new collection of short fiction.
Biologist Edward O. Wilson tackles mankind – our origins, our unique place in the universe, and what the future of the species holds – in about 200 pages.
Just a century ago, Jews and Arabs lived in the same courtyards, participated in each other's religious festivals, and watched over each other's children, says an Israeli political scientist.
When Nora Webster loses her husband – beloved by all in their small Irish village – she must find a way to live that works for herself and her sons .
In a book billed as her final work, famed travel writer Jan Morris salutes an old friend and favorite artist.