Historian Tracy Borman's new book challenges our perception of the Tudor era.
Historian Daniel Beer devotes fine attention to the group of idealistic officers known as the Decembrists, many of whom served decades in Siberian exile.
John Nixon's fascinating new book tells us as much of Saddam as we're ever likely to know.
This nearly forgotten sequel to 'The Three Musketeers' races along with pointed humor and broad quips.
Many observers argue that Egypt is back to square one and fated to remain there. Jack Shenker disagrees.
Before he became a master of style, the young writer proved himself a genius of observation.
Julia Baird's new biography concentrates on the personal and keeps the broader social and political issues of Victorian times firmly in the background.
Images from noted photographers celebrate the art of cycling.
Peter Lewis follows William Helmreich's walking tour of a Brooklyn that stretches beyond hipster havens and matches it up against Rebecca Solnit and Joshua Jelly-Schapiro's five-borough impressionistic atlas.
What began as a warm friendship between Vladimir Nabokov and Edmund Wilson eventually flamed into a feud.
Rania Matar captures individuality and universality in every frame, allowing each girl to engage the camera as she sees fit.
The novel explores the lifelong relationship between two young women who meet in a dance class and then live out a complicated mix of love, jealousy, competition, and misunderstanding.
Will Schwalbe has crafted a sweet and utterly restorative series of vignettes about how books – the right books, at the right times – can not only deepen a life but save it.
The author of the inventive thrillers 'An Officer and a Spy' and 'Pompeii' turns his talent for intrigue to the imagined inner workings of a papal election.
This new memoir from the 'Daily Show' host delivers a portrait of a South African childhood caught between identities and communities.
Brian Jay Jones’s biography of George Lucas is an overstuffed but serious contribution to the history of American cinema.
The images of photographer William Eggleston tease with half-told stories.
Michael Tisserand's new biography of Herriman is both affectionate and rich in anecdote.
Britain's champion of fine art was the son of a manufacturing family who wound up explaining high culture to his fellow countrymen.
With more than 300 recipes spread over 500 pages, Dorie Greenspan’s latest is a big, generous volume that includes many enticing offerings.