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.
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.
A lifetime of travel writing by Solomon includes a wide array of adventures, all wonderfully observed.
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