Books may seem universally beloved, but these historical persons, from Martin Luther to Woodrow Wilson, weren't such big fans.
Popkin's book will fascinate campaign junkies with its capsule histories of past presidential runs.
Writer Paul Thomas Murphy's crisp prose provides a vivid look at the various assassination attempts against Queen Victoria.
Writer Andrew Frisardi renders Dante's text into clear, nimble English, creating a book that works for newcomers as well as Dante scholars.
Another report critical of California's $100-billion high-speed rail project – the second this month – has not shaken Gov. Jerry Brown's faith in the plan. He has his eyes on his legacy, some say.
With chronic budget woes engulfing California, many analysts had expected a 'gloom and doom' State of the State address from Gov. Jerry Brown. They got nothing of the sort.
Conservative Sarah Palin and liberal Rep. Alan Grayson have become the masters of Internet-era political wit – a.k.a. snark – and this week, their targets were each other.