On the 150th anniversary of the onset of the US Civil War, a lively, compelling account of its roots.
This true story of a courageous female entrepreneur offers a rare glimpse into the lives of Afghan women under the Taliban.
A parent looks ahead to understand what life on a warmer planet Earth will be like for his daughter.
Acclaimed dancer and choreographer Jacques d’Amboise shares perspectives from seven decades of life inside the New York ballet world.
What became of 15 million displaced citizens at the end of World War II?
Author Saul Frampton tells the story of how history, culture, and the personal genius of Montaigne conspired to create a new literary genre: the essay.
New York Times columnist David Brooks uses brain science theory to argue that culture – and not reason – shapes our decisions.
A Mideast reporter learns that a good dinner can save civilization.
Relying on a skillful mix of comedy and pathos, Ben Ryder Howe tells how he became an editor by day – and a New York City deli owner by night.
Dad may be an acclaimed writer at the nearby college – but that doesn't prevent these kids from growing up unwashed and underfed.
Can 31 high school seniors build a world-class robot – and help to fix public education?
On a journey to Tibet, renowned travel writer Colin Thubron creates one of his most revealing and personally intimate works.
This powerful novel about a 9-year-old boy and his absent father offers an unnerving portrait of life in the Libya of Muammar Qaddafi.
What is most interesting about contemporary atheists is not what they have in common but rather their differences.
In powerful prose, a writer sketches his eventful journey to a better self.
Nearly a century after Lawrence of Arabia’s fame, many of his ideas about the Middle East remain prescient.
After 48 years of happy marriage, Joyce Carol Oates experiences widowhood.
British historian Dominic Sandbrook takes an engaging look at the US in the 1970s, seeking for connections between an era of lagging American self-confidence and the rise of today's right wing.
Nine New York love stories: Can a city be a matchmaker?
The perfect Valentine's Day gift: a biography of history's most famous philosopher-lovers.