The world’s fourth-largest country is undergoing transformation at a break-neck speed. What does that mean for the rest of us?
John Lennon’s life was as inspired and messy as were the 1960s.
Stephen King puts the bite back in vampires with the creation of a more robust American breed.
His troubled connection to his homeland is a key theme in this uneven but thoughtful collection of the writings of Palestinian poet Mahmoud Darwish.
Historian and Cadbury relative Deborah Cadbury chronicles the struggle for global chocolate supremacy, a battle which pitted unbridled capitalism against pious Quaker idealism.
Two young women, living in vastly different times, encounter the American Revolution.
A Thanksgiving story that offers a dark view of America at the close of the 20th century.
The 1860 race for the US presidency was a wild tangle of political strategy and skullduggery.
Pulizer Prize-winning historian Thomas Powers sets the record straight once and for all about the death of the messianic Oglala chief.
Biographer James Kaplan succeeds in capturing the fragile ego, contradictory impulses, and immense talent that defined Frank Sinatra.
How the art of “Deep Travel” can transform even our mundane trips into something transcendent.
More than 170 interviews with those who knew him present Bill Clinton – the politician and the man– in all his complicated splendor.
Will religion push us closer – or pull us apart?
It’s worth wading through this massive tome to mine its nuggets of unalloyed Twain.
Bush’s memoir details the decisions that shaped his life and presidency – but fails to open a window into his thinking.
One of America’s most popular writers tells how the act of reading became his salvation.
Saul Bellow’s letters may not be stylistic gems – but they reveal much about the man who wrote them.
Author Amanda Little talks about America's energy addiction and how it can be cured.
Charles Dickens stars in a thriller.
The horrors of civilian life in Berlin during World War II.