Oscar Wilde didn't come to the US to learn about Americans. He wanted them to learn about him.
Francis Fukuyama furthers his consideration of governance in this sequel to his acclaimed 2011 book 'The Origins of Political Order'.
The author of the Pulitzer Prize-winning 'A Thousand Acres' goes back to the farm.
The night that Gary Hart was caught with Donna Rice, argues political columnist Matt Bai, the line between relevant and irrelevant personal scandals began to blur.
In 'Lila,' Pulitzer Prize-winner Marilynne Robinson takes us back to Iowa.
With 'Those Who Leave and Those Who Stay,' Elena Ferrante gives the story of a woman’s life epic dimension in an interior landscape.
'Mountain' is the newest book by John Grisham that can make a weekend disappear.
Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Hector Tobar chronicles the physical and psychological ordeal of the miners with artful suspense and arresting details.
Political journalist Jules Witcover offers interesting biographical detail and helpful historic context on the lives of America's vice presidents.
Steve Jobs biographer Walter Isaacson considers the interplay of genius, creativity, and collaboration that helped to produce the computer.
Linguist Steven Pinker offers a “Guide to Writing in the 21st Century,” with a look back at the 20th century’s lingual lessons.
This haunted and haunting tale of Jamaica’s bloody political struggles turns on the attempted assassination of Bob Marley.
Science writer Steven Johnson takes readers on a rapid but interesting tour of world history as he traces the development of technologies from glass-making to radio broadcasting.
Pulitzer-winning historian James M. McPherson determines that Confederate President Jefferson Davis devised a credible strategy for fighting the war.
Can philanthropists save the world? NY Times columnist Nicholas Kristof and his wife Sheryl Wudunn take a look at well-intentioned efforts to give.
Meticulously reported and beautifully written, 'Boy on Ice" uses the life of NHL player Derek Boogaard to explore the systemic culture surrounding fighting in professional hockey.
Author Scholastique Mukasonga is a gifted storyteller with a sure sense of plot construction, and an aptitude for crafting piquant descriptions.
Ellen T. Harris uses Handel's music to analyze and contextualize his life and times, concentrating on the composer's interesting, albeit 'less famous' friends.
Burly, red-headed, and Danish, Morten Storm was an unlikely double agent in the war on transnational terrorism.
Nicholas Carr wonders how human beings will learn to enjoy technology – without losing the edge that comes from striving.