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In 'Nobody's Fool,' graphic artist and cartoonist Bill Griffith pays tribute to Schlitzie, a gentle soul and sideshow attraction in the early 20th century.
Some three decades after his passing, Baldwin’s books endure as part of the literary canon. He channeled a love of language into his writing, choosing prose instead of sermons, following a writer's instead of a preacher's life.
For decades, leaders in the United States sought to make it easier – not harder – to travel from the US to Latin America. But the idea of a united hemisphere faded and was eventually lost.
The book made fine, invigorating reading two decades ago, and it still does (making room, of course, for the addition of the Brexit referendum). Author Roy Strong leads readers smoothly through rulers and epochs, with a narrative style that's happily free of a metahistorical agenda.
Like all great rivers, the Ganges carries important cultural and spiritual meaning. Author Sudipta Sen illuminates the background of this sacred river, connecting it to thousands of years of Indian history.
The appeal of William K. Klingaman’s 'The Darkest Year,' which uses contemporary sources to survey the national psyche in the tense months after the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, is in enabling readers to feel the immediacy of well-known historical events as they unfolded.
Hunt chronicles his travels in one of the quirkiest and most captivating books of the year
Author Tom Wheeler chronicles how knowledge in the Western world was largely localized, artisanal, and intensely exclusionary until Johannes Gutenberg combined a suite of technological innovations to revolutionize the way books were made.
A street-smart poet-geek navigates challenges pulled from the headlines.
As society evolves, should classic novels with outdated racial and cultural references be retired – or adapted? A resurgence of interest in ‘To Kill a Mockingbird’ in North America brings arguments for both to the fore.
Three novels and one nonfiction audiobook provide inspiration and hope as we ease into 2019.
Adam Higginbotham's in-depth book is informed by meticulous research and first-hand accounts.
Whether an exhaustive new profile of Babe Ruth, the reflections of basketball great Bob Cousy, or a retrospective of the heyday of women’s bike racing, there’s plenty to choose from in this grab bag of books.
What happens to the artist as “enfant terrible” in an age of morality clauses and #MeToo? Does socially condemned behavior discredit a person’s artistic vision?
The columns and memoirs by the former New York Times columnist were so celebrated that they invited readers to wonder if the mission of newsroom scribes and so-called creative artists really differed that much in the first place.
This month features tales of two revolutions: a debut novel about an Iranian family in the 1970s and a nonfiction narrative about China in the 1940s, when millions left Shanghai.
Shanghai residents left in droves as the Communists took power in China.
The Pulitzer Prize-winning poet and essayist wrote lyrically about nature, but there's more to her work than meets the eye.
Historian Lucy Worsley offers a lively take on one of the most influential women of the 19th century.
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