Two memoirs about Ghana – a country that is easy to love but confoundingly difficult to cultivate.
'Embers of War' is an essential read on the tragedy of the Vietnam War.
Reyna Grande's memoir of Mexican illegal immigration puts a face on a political issue.
With 'Gravity's Engines,' Caleb Scharf establishes himself as one of the finest space storytellers.
In 'The Fight for Home,' Daniel Wolf lets Katrina survivors tell their stories in their own words, and the result is revelatory.
Much of the material in George Orwell's 'Diaries' is of interest only to the most obsessive of Orwellians.
With the Paul Ryan announcement, writer Joshua M. Glasser's book is timely as well as impeccably researched.
Two very different memoirs chronicle distant searches for family ties.
Classicist Anthony Everitt recounts the story of Rome's ascent to greatness as a republic and empire.
Julia Child's great success was built on both a willingness to innovate and an utter devotion to her craft.
Washington Post critic Michael Dirda weighs in on Norman Douglas' classic "South Wind" a 1917 novel that makes for hilarious and "utterly pagan" beach reading.
'Showdown' is a peek into a fascinating moment in time at the Olympic Games.
Newbery Medal winner Rebecca Stead's new children's book is a small masterpiece.
Writer Winston Groom illuminates the personal side of a battle in 'Shiloh,' while Richard Slotkin's 'Antietam' is an eye-opening view of an engagement and a war.
The wonderfully entertaining story of the spies who made D-Day possible is both improbable and true.
Harry Lipkin is the genuine article – an 87-year-old gumshoe, sporting dentures.
While some of the language is cumbersome, Andrew Zolli's book is a good place to start to understand the global economy.
One author’s fight for farm animals.
The six Russian literary wives profiled in this book went well beyond the call of duty to help their adored author-husbands.
Sassy crime reporter Jimm Juree returns in Colin Cotterill's new mystery series set in Thailand.