Authors Patrick Tyler and Thomas E. Ricks examine Israeli and U.S. militarism through the country's commanders.
David Thomson's 'The Big Screen' tells the story of the rise and decline of an art form that once played a central role in human life.
'The Fish That Ate the Whale' is an elegantly written cautionary tale about how hubris can destroy a powerful company.
Chinua Achebe offers a moving personal history of the short-lived African nation of Biafra.
'Every Day' is marketed at teens, but the beautifully written love story has plenty of adult appeal.
Timothy Egan's book is a stunning portrait of Edward Curtis, the photographer who made it his mission to photograph Native Americans.
The failures of Syrian autocrat Bashar al-Assad are laid bare by an American academic who once found the regime impressive.
H.W. Brand's biography of America's sometimes overlooked 18th president is a good read for history buffs or anyone who enjoys a life story well-told.
Ed Stafford walked the length of the Amazon, a feat the experts assured him was impossible.
How a new star of the chess world rose from the slums of Kampala.
Two new Lincoln-related biographies offer further evidence that we will never tire of reading about our sixteenth president.
This anthology of short stories from The Paris Review – selected by 20 contemporary authors – includes some deeply pleasurable discoveries.
Salman Rushdie’s story of living under a ‘fatwa’ is ultimately a moving tale of fidelity to principle.
Sharon Creech's latest work – a mystery poised somewhere between fantasy and reality – is a true literary treat for ages nine and way up.
Two very different books depict life in India’s second largest city.
'The Long Walk' is a powerful, intimate, disturbing look at the ways that war can infect the life of a soldier.
The second book of Ken Follett's 'Century' trilogy is a gift to lovers of popular fiction.
Nearly three decades later, Jonathan Kozol revisits the families of deep poverty who have populated his books.
'Conning Harvard' is a fascinating look at a scandal written by a talented young journalist.
Blogger Luisa Weiss's celebration of German cuisine separates 'My Berlin Kitchen' from the pack of food memoirs.