Claudio Saunt's provocative new history chronicles events in the dangerous outer limits of America in 1776.
When Associated Press correspondent Chris Tomlinson began to research the five generations of his Texas family, he found another Tomlinson family: the descendents of his family's slaves.
In a droll, understated voice that recalls Dorothy Parker, June Melby writes of the years her family owned and operated Tom Thumb Miniature Golf in Waupaca, Wis.
Like Macintyre’s other books, 'A Spy Among Friends' is extensively researched, well-written, and a terrific read.
Authors Joel Naroff and Ron Scherer aim to bring some common-sense thinking to the question of why government economic policies so often go awry.
In the short stories of novelist Jane Gardam, tragedy is is an intimate, muted affair.
James Nestor's engaging effort to plumb the mysteries of the deep is an example of popular science writing at its best.
Josh Weil conjures up images of great beauty and melancholy in this original and ambitious story of brotherly love.
Jay Barbree, NBC’s longtime space correspondent, tells the story of Neil Armstrong, 45 years after his walk on the moon.
This young adult novel centers on the privileged Sinclair family and the bitterness and jealousy beneath their veneer of perfection.
This haunting but lovely novel explores the enormous sacrifice that immigration represents.
'The Mockingbird Next Door' author Marja Mills answers questions about her surprising friendship with Harper Lee, reclusive author of 'To Kill a Mockingbird.'
NYU professor Charles Seife is meticulous in amassing much of what we know about the perils of the Internet.
With the gravity of a carefully researched exposé and the glamor of a spy novel, 'Operation Shakespeare' tracks the sale and shipment of American military technologies to the country's enemies.
From Tibetans to Uighurs, journalist David Eimer investigates the lives of some of the 100 million members of China's 55 ethnic minorities.
Beth Macy's new book focuses on John Bassett III, a third-generation furniture manufacturer who filed the largest anti-dumping case ever brought against the People's Republic of China.
J.K. Rowling's second mystery published under the name of Robert Galbraith showcases her gifts as a storyteller with a first-rate imagination.
This debut novel by Kimberly Elkins tells the story of Laura Bridgman, once the celebrated face of the Perkins School for the Blind.
Writer Nick Jans discovered a wolf living near his home in Juneau, Alaska – an ambassador from the wild who appeared to delight in friendly canine company and accepted humans as well.
It's a sad story, but in the end, Joe DiMaggio was the one man on whom Marilyn Monroe could depend.