A look at the impact of the petroleum industry on one American city yields a portrait of a community struggling to put its future in the hands of its residents.
Historian Daniel Sharfstein is a wonderful storyteller with a deep knowledge of all the relevant source material from the period.
How London's renowned Globe Theatre took their production of Shakespeare's 'Hamlet' to 190 countries in the space of two years.
Kathy Chamberlain's excellent biography of Jane Welsh Carlyle takes her out of the shadow of husband Thomas and puts her own formidable talent and complex character on display.
McCullough is a triumphalist at heart, most interested in celebrating the better angels of American history.
Hanna-Barbera has dusted off some old concepts and turned some upside down.
Gioia, California’s Poet Laureate and a poetry icon, offers selected verse.
Historian Christopher De Bellaigue replaces a static image of the Middle East from the 1800s through the late 20th century with a picture of constant transformation.
Journalist and historian Frances FitzGerald tracks the shifting position of evangelicals on a wide array of political issues.
Pakistani-born author Nadeem Aslam’s mesmerizing fifth novel may be his best.
From remarkable photos of animals to a gorgeous 'paper zoo' to Thoreau's accounts of his animal encounters, this spring offers a pack of excellent reads for animal lovers.
There is much in this book that is trademark Lamott – theological speculation, hippie slang and domestic comedy, C.S. Lewis by way of Janis Joplin by way of Erma Bombeck.
With memorable charisma, Elizabeth Cobb tells the story of the American 'girl telephone operators' who helped to win World War I.
'Hourglass' – Dani Shapiro's memoir about her marriage – yields a rare combination of lyrical writing and startling, sometimes disturbing insights.
Historian and archivist Ian Mortimer has magicked us back to a historical period starting approximately 350 years ago.
Poet Robert Hass explains why form is essential, for both readers and writers of poetry.
The terrible deprivations of Ludmilla Petrushevskaya's Soviet-era childhood were later sublimated into magical fiction. They had to be survived first.
Nearly 75 years after Potter's passing, she still is one of the most famous children’s writers in the world.
Veteran royals biographer Sally Bedell Smith worked on this book for years, interviewing dozens of court figures and talking many times with members of the royal family.
The true dark stars of 'Blitzed' are Hitler and a quack doctor named Theodor Morell, who kept the head of the Third Reich hopped up on dangerously addictive drugs.