In an unusually candid and insightful memoir, popular radio host Bob Edwards explores his own career.
NPR host Steve Inskeep writes about Karachi – a sprawling, striving, fractured city on the rise.
Michael Lewis touches down in the nations damaged by the 2008 financial meltdown and proves – yet again – that he can turn anything into compelling prose.
Did a poem discovered by an Italian book collector make the Renaissance possible?
Glenn Stout paints a vivid portrait of a moment in the history of America's favorite pastime.
Two new books offer perceptive takes on Christopher Columbus and the long-range impact of his famous discovery.
A US State Department insider examines the one thing no one in Iraq wanted to admit: defeat.
Long-distance swimmer and author Lynne Cox traces the path of polar explorer Roald Amundsen – just in time for the centennial of his arrival at the South Pole.
A new biography on Eisenhower is engaging but airbrushes some of Ike's mistakes and flaws.
Captured by the camera’s eye, two Arkansas women have never been able to escape a historic photo – or each other.
The Opium Wars bring new trials – and fresh adventures – to the cast of characters introduced in the rollicking "Sea of Poppies."
A war correspondent faces her most frightening challenge: ordinary domestic life.
From lurid sexual fantasies to New Age platitudes, “Aleph” marks a low point for Paulo Coelho.
New Yorker writer Susan Orlean tells the larger-than-life story behind canine movie star Rin Tin Tin.
Aravind Adiga's novel about gentrification in India explores the dark side of human nature.
A Vietnam vet urges soldiers to talk more openly about what it means to fight.
A South Korean woman struggles to make a life for herself after realizing that she has married the wrong man.
Three teenage rebels live out an era of change in a Swiss boarding school.
Pulitzer Prize-winner Daniel Yergin demonstrates how the global quest for energy will reshape our world.
From global acclaim to suicide: Paul Hendrickson examines the three final decades of Ernest Hemingway.