With help from an elementary school student, a naval captain has finally been exonerated.
Whatever this rollicking survey lacks in focus, it more than makes up for with its brisk, witty, imaginative voice.
Clipper ships are the dream floating before the eyes of all the characters in Steven Ujifusa's fast-paced and entrancing new book.
These fat volumes are full of scientific exposition, data in charts, and dozen-page interviews, all to make the point that our understanding of the perils of nonrenewable energy may be too little, too late.
Set against a contemporary global backdrop, Tan explores the timeless servant-master class conflict.
From India's elite to French gastronomy to 19th-century Shanghai, here are the new July titles that most impressed the Monitor's book critics.
Willughby was a citizen scientist, a foot soldier in the war against ignorance.
An academic learns to see Russia through the eyes of his 90-year-old grandmother.
Advertising copywriter Richard Ratay says his own fond memories inspired him to research the history of the family road trip.
Anna Clark's brutally honest book takes us from point A to point Z.
When racism is revealed in a beloved children’s classic, it raises questions about how best to respect child readers and provide them with the tools to explore themselves and the world around them.
Journalist Kate Brower interviewed all of the former living vice presidents among the 200 subjects she spoke to and her extensive reporting pays off.
For readers for whom 'summer reading' means 'a really long book,' here are three pleasing giants.
Francine Prose’s wide-ranging oeuvre encompasses everything from biographies of Anne Frank and the painter Caravaggio to young adult novels about bullying and sex.
'The Man Revealed' is an introduction to Verdi, as a man rather than as a composer. Suchet takes great pains not to get bogged down in boring details or obscure music theory.
These recent releases offer plenty of variety
This month we are listening to three memoirs and one novel that sounds like a memoir.
Orange's debut novel follows 12 indigenous people living in Oakland, Calif., all wrestling with the effects of their heritage on their daily experiences.
Lal explores the powerful Indian empress who was much more than a romantic icon.