A Nobel Prize laureate sets his sights on the birth rate, poverty, and 'unraveling of the social fabric' in rising China.
Was America’s first president a mystery of subtle self-presentation – or just a shrewd politician?
Flying mice, jewel-toned flatworms, giant snails, and microscopic bear-shaped invertebrates all play starring roles in nature writer Simon Barnes's engaging book.
In 36 nonfiction essays, Pakistani novelist Mohsin Hamid offers readers a chance to 'hang out' and deepen their relationship with him.
Hornby travels to the 1960s with a novel that explores the purpose of popular entertainment.
From colonialism to the present day, academic Carrie Gibson traces the history of the Caribbean in a highly detailed and very readable narrative.
Photojournalist Lynsey Addario's action-packed memoir raises questions of ethics, motivation, and intention.
Israeli historian Yuval Noah Harari argues that 'progress' has not necessarily increased the happiness of the species of homo sapiens.
How a vessel for liberal ideas became a board game craze.
One lawyer who worked with Lincoln warned that anyone who underestimated him would 'very soon wake [up] with his back in a ditch.'
James Madison's career is considered through the lens of his relationship with five historic figures: Washington, Jefferson, Hamilton, Monroe, and – of course – Dolly Madison.
'Young Romantics' author and scholar Daisy Hay offers an intriguing portrait of the 33-year union of Mary Anne Lewis (née Evans) and the Victorian prime minister and novelist Benjamin Disraeli.
Despite the presence of the occasional gem, most of 'The Book of Love' reads like an unfinished manuscript.
The misadventures of a Moroccan man intersect with the Arab Spring and European financial crisis.
Journalist and activist Rafia Zakaria explores the pain Muslim women may feel when their husbands take another wife.
The capitalistic grandson of a noted US communist meets turmoil in today’s Russia.
Latest in the 'American Presidents' biographic series, James Mann's recounting of the presidency of George W. Bush is crisp and straightforward.
Long considered one of the top China experts in the US government, Pillsbury says he no longer believes that China is pursuing a 'win-win' policy with the US.
A cache of letters reveals that a family’s escape from Nazi genocide was incomplete.
Infidelity, children, and pasta are the stuff of life in 21 interlinked stories about a sparring Parisian couple and their connections.