Must we hate poetry to learn to love it? Ben Lerner delightfully argues that we must.
George W. Bush emerges in Smith’s account as an unprepared, stubborn, and feckless commander-in-chief.
Three girls want to win the Little Miss Central Florida Tire Competition, each for a different reason. On the way to their goal they get to know each other – and themselves.
Criminals are never beyond the law – but how far should we go in persecuting Nazi officers, guards and soldiers 71 years after the end of World War II?
In this collection of travel pieces, novelist Russell Banks reflects on his life choices and the places connected with them.
Author Amy Haimerl and her new husband, Karl, buy the battered shell of a house in Detroit for $35,000. The costs prove greater than they could have imagined.
Wallace’s slim collection of tennis profiles and tournament sketches is strewn with brilliant asides.
Annabelle has always lived happily on her family’s farm in western Pennsylvania. But when Betty, a new girl, arrives in town, life changes significantly.
Charles Rappleye fleshes out the standard picture of Hoover by using a greater array of primary sources – newspaper accounts, government documents, private diaries – than any previous account.
Barry Meier has finely choreographed Levinson’s story, and brought it into the light from the shadow world
This is the kind of history, otherwise almost unacknowledged by today’s dictatorships, that matters.
How does one atone for wrong? Erdrich's characters – on a North Dakota reservation and in the nearby town – struggle to find the path forward.
Guy does a masterfully comprehensive job writing about the Elizabeth of these waning years
The highly respected British military historian Max Hastings has written an authoritative and engaging book that will stand as the definitive single volume analysis of 'The Secret War' for years to come.
What historian Sean Wilentz gets really passionate about in this collection of essays is the defense of politicians and the political process.
Released shortly after the sudden passing of creator Darwyn Cooke, 'The Twilight Children' pays fitting tribute to an exceptional talent.
Journalist Bronwen Dickey has written a powerful and disturbing book suggesting that fear of pit bulls reflects many broader American anxieties and pathologies surrounding race, class, and poverty.
Pulitzer Prize winner Russo’s return to his fictional upstate New York mill town also marks a welcome return to the hard-bitten, hard-drinking, hardscrabble comedy of his first novels.
In Michael Maslin’s dazzling, well-illustrated biography, Arno’s story is told with skill and flair.
From Edith Wharton to Nina Simone, New Yorker writer Claudia Roth Pierpont brings 20th-century America alive.
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