From Edith Wharton to Nina Simone, New Yorker writer Claudia Roth Pierpont brings 20th-century America alive.
Nathaniel Philbrick shows that while a major gulf of character did separate Arnold and Washington, the former was more sympathetic and the latter more flawed than the popular mythology suggests.
Blumenthal's new biography of Lincoln – the first of a multi-volume project – is engaging, informative, meandering.
Julian Barnes weaves his new novel from the true story of Russian composer Dmitri Dmitriyevich Shostakovich.
Newbery medal-winner Kwame Alexander brings soccer, poetry, and teen life together in a compelling narrative for middle-grade readers.
Ross Lockhart, a super-wealthy businessman, has holed up in a facility in the barren chaparral of Kyrgyzstan, hoping to cheat death through cryonic suspension.
Was a small hilltop in southern Lebanon worth the lives that were lost there?
A journalist refuses to let readers forget Syria.
This debut novel makes important points about poverty, bullying, and popularity.
From the Venetian Jewish ghetto of the 1500s through Harlem and South Central LA, Princeton professor Mitchell Duneier profiles an urban phenomenon.
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Even as a teenager, Meryl Streep was already a standout.
Where 'Free Verse' diverges from the typical words-saved-my-life narrative is in the way it chronicles Sasha’s development as a writer.
The note of precisely controlled anger in this book is nothing short of mesmerizing.
Decades before the discovery of the Dead Sea Scrolls, did a Jerusalem antiquities dealer really find a first draft of the Bible?
Helen Simonson, author of 'Major Pettigrew's Last Stand,' lovingly recreates the days before World War I, an era about to be obliterated by the twin agents of technology and war.
Hoffman’s engaging book delves into biography, architectural and political history, and reportage in this ancient and troubled city.
Veteran Middle East hand Shelly Culbertson weaves history, culture, politics, and economics into a cohesive narrative.
North Carolina State University history professor Nancy Mitchell rewrites the narrative on the Carter years, insisting that the president was 'a Cold Warrior from day one.'
'The Murder of Mary Russell' is the best installment in a series that so far has been excellent.
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