Epstein excels at lively, instructive, and often funny essays. In 'Wind Sprints' he proves he can also write short.
For liberals, Johnson’s domestic record ranks him among the greatest presidents in American history.
Based on the true story of a 1984 crime, Jonathan Lee's debut novel follows the young IRA recruit assigned to the deadly mission.
The foremost strength of Blanning's biography is its ability to capture the quicksilver nature of the mind of the fabled Prussian monarch.
The son of a mathematical prodigy seeks – with compassion – to understand his father and his wasted gifts.
In her letters, just as in her books and in person, Laura Ingalls Wilder is effortlessly sunny good company.
Edna O’Brien's latest novel spins a story loosely based on Radovan Karadžić, the war criminal who eluded capture for 12 years following the Bosnian War ceasefire.
The Spanish Civil War exerted a strong influence over the writers and thinkers of its generation.
Wallenberg, Swedish envoy and humanitarian, saved thousands of Jews during the Holocaust.
Iranian activist Shirin Ebadi explains what working in the human rights field means by sharing what she has gained and lost throughout her journey.
Literary biographer Claire Harman’s retelling of the life of Charlotte Brontë, published to coincide with the bicentennial of Brontë’s birth, is a must-read, even for those familiar with the story.
As 'The Abundance' makes clear, Annie Dillard writes better sentences than just about anyone alive.
Longtime NPR correspondent Anne Garrels examines the way many Russians have consolidated around Putin.
Thomas Francis Meagher crammed a lifetime of adventure into a few very significant decades.
These four female sleuths solve crimes and keep the pages turning briskly, carrying on a literary tradition that would make Nancy Drew proud.
This American debut by South Korean writer Han Kang has been nominated for the 2016 Man Booker Prize.
Donna Leon's latest commissario Guido Brunetti mystery is every bit as satisfying as the 24 that came before.
Howe, famous author of 'The Battle Hymn of the Republic,' despaired the toll of marriage – of submitting now to her husband’s will.
Three novellas set in Portugal connect to create a thoughtful meditation on grieving and faith.
In his evocative and convincing new book, author Steve Olson reveals that the 1980 eruption of Mount St. Helens is much more than a horror show.
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