Michael Moss explores how food companies market all of the above to the American public.
Today we think of it as 'The Good War.' But Lynne Olson's excellent new book reminds us that, once upon a time, the question of US involvement in World War II was at least as contentious as Vietnam.
This well researched book portrays Stalin as a psychopath with a deep and abiding commitment to spreading communism across the globe.
From Sarajevo to Chicago, Aleksandar Hemon tells the engaging story of his many lives.
Kimberly Newton Fusco hits all the right notes with this delightful new coming-of-age story set in a somewhat magical World War II.
Writer Jim Gavin crafts a collection of stories featuring young men drifting between youth and adulthood.
A BBC correspondent offers an admiring insider's look at Hilary Clinton's tenure as America's top diplomat.
This new Marx biography refrains from judging its subject with contemporary values, helping readers to understand the man's ideas in the context of his life.
Dan Baum's reportorial style brings much-needed humor and rationality to the fractious gun debate.
In this week's fiction roundup, two girls try to hide the deaths of their parents, two American writers fall in love (at least in a novel), and an international bestseller explores the lengths a family will go to clean up after a crime.
A new biography sheds light on some of the 'undelightful' aspects of the life and work of eminent Swiss zoologist, glaciologist, and paleontologist Louis Agassiz.
A group of Catholic writers profile "religious realists" through history.
Venezuelan president Hugo Chávez was ‘this close’ to being a dictator.
Maurice Sendak issues a valedictory and visionary new work.
On the 50th anniversary of his death, this new C.S. Lewis biography succeeds in deepening the appeal of his works.
This atmospheric tale begins with an 18th-century village in flames and builds to a soaring drama.
Sheryl Sandberg's new book is a lightning rod for controversy. Will it be a catalyst for change?
Mohsin Hamid's wry novel is accessible as well as exotic.
Lee Sandlin offers a compulsively readable history of America's first tornado chasers.
Sandra Day O'Connor's new book steps a bit too carefully through any and all political minefields.