According to this new biography, Franklin started wrestling with religion and morality as a teenager and never stopped pondering the natures of God, humanity, and the universe.
Biographer Sidney Blumenthal finds a deeply fascinating story in an often overlooked period of Lincoln's life.
Rishi Patel plans for a stable, predictable career at his father's Silicon Valley tech firm, while Dimple Shah is aiming for the stars. Do their parents know something that they don't?
Cathy Scott-Clark and Adrian Levy's work is a truly impressive feat of journalism and also an intensely gripping reading experience.
Bard College professor Sean McMeekin is a reliable guide to a complex story and his book moves seamlessly and clearly across a vast landscape of people and events.
Historian Thomas Ricks asserts that, despite their differences, a deep commitment to human freedom gave Winston Churchill and George Orwell common cause.
'The Purple Swamp Hen and Other Stories' by Penelope Lively and 'Anything Is Possible' by Elizabeth Strout showcase the drama in everyday life.
Donna Leon's 27th 'Inspector Brunetti' mystery is as acute and witty as her first.
Acclaimed poets Linda Pastan, Cynthia Zarin, and Peter Cole offer powerful new collections.
Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist David Garrow has written a meticulously researched but overly detailed biography of the 44th president.
Historian John Boles takes a noticeably less adulatory tone than past biographers yet goes surprisingly easy on Jefferson when it comes to slavery.
Set in the Wild West of 1876, the book conveys the sheer wonder of the early days of the fledgling science of paleontology.
Journalist Jonathan Cott attempts a critical study of the picture books of the award-winning author-illustrator.
The book is an expansion of a popular Facebook post on defending democracy that author and Yale historian Timothy Snyder wrote following the US election.
Author Lynne Olson explains the little-known roles of the Dutch, Poles, Czechs, and French in helping the United Kingdom survive the Battle of Britain and even shortening the war.
Jeffrey Kluger, a longtime science writer and editor for Time magazine, spins an engaging tale, delving into the nooks and crannies of physics, space politics, and human dynamics.
The main purpose of 'Aliens' isn’t to argue for or against the proposition that we are not alone, but to discuss the conditions necessary for life and the possibility that such conditions exist.
Charmaine Craig's second novel traces the effects of political oppression, war, and genocide.
'The Lost City of Z' author David Grann delivers an absorbing but disturbing account of a string of mostly unsolved murders in the Osage Indian Nation of Oklahoma in the 1920s.
Buddhism, Daoism, Islam, and Christianity claim around 300 million followers today, nearly one-third of China’s adult population.