Sportswriters Barry Wilner and Ken Rappoport tell how March Madness grew from an eight-team tournament in a rickety Illinois gym to a $10-billion business.
This unvarnished mix of journalism, history, and memoir tells hard truths about life on America's Indian reservations.
Hoping for a better world – quickly? "Abundance" promises to take you there.
Adam Johnson's chilling but wonderfully written novel about present-day North Korea ranks as a contemporary 'Darkness at Noon.'
Eric Klinenberg's thought-provoking new book charts the singletons who are too often misunderstood by policymakers and our culture.
Margaret Fuller, problem child of American transcendentalism, gets fresh treatment from Pulitzer Prize-winner John Matteson.
Her parents' restaurant was celebrated, but Charlotte Silver's childhood as a rich little poor girl was less glamorous than it looked.
Jean Edward's Smith's new biography obliterates earlier arguments that Eisenhower’s was a dull, torpid presidency.
'Pure, astonishing reportage’ of makeshift life in an Indian slum.
Charles Dickens – the great novelist – was also a journalist in love with the streets.
Did the Senate really used to be a grand institution? Ira Shapiro argues that it was – and not that long ago.
These love stories recorded by StoryCorps remind us what matters most.
Every stolen painting has a story. The tale behind this one is epic.
The overlooked story of the hardworking justice who stood up to one of America's most popular presidents – and won a victory for posterity.
Da Vinci's Vitruvian Man has been called the world's most famous drawing. But what does it mean?
Music legend Gil Scott-Heron's poignant memoir.
A thoroughly researched, frank, and deeply engaging biography by Jeff Pearlman sheds new light on the player who was the heart and soul of the Chicago Bears.
What the West can learn from two fiercely intelligent Muslim women who took opposing paths in life.
Marcus's novel has a meandering beginning but is a masterful examination of love and endurance.
Katherine Boo's story of residents in a Mumbai slum is meticulously researched and told with unblinking honesty.