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.
An unsettling history of British and French machinations in the Mideast.
First test: See how you do with this book.
Egyptian journalist Ashraf Khalil brings insight and thorough reporting to his account of the end of the Hosni Mubarak government.