In his latest historical spellbinder, bestselling author and scholar H.W. Brands profiles Henry Clay, Daniel Webster, and John Calhoun, as well as the decades leading up to the Civil War.
Andrew Delbanco’s latest book is richly detailed, thought-provoking, and compelling.
This stunningly illustrated history of space exploration will fill readers with a sense of wonder and possibility.
Intriguing protagonists, lively cultural mixes, and sensitive writing make these books winners.
Nicole Chung’s personal odyssey toward self-understanding and acceptance will speak to all readers with questions about their personal history.
The power of Barbara Kingsolver’s writing illuminates the current cultural climate by finding parallels with the past in this novel divided between the 21st and 19th centuries.
Peter Ackroyd's book is a clear-eyed assessment of the later stages of the British Empire.
Award-winning reporter Shane Bauer worked as a corrections officer at a prison run by private company CoreCivic. The result is a harrowing but very important book.
A project that could have been a shocking failure is instead a genuine work of art.
Ibi Zoboi’s rendition of 'Pride and Prejudice' is crackling and full of life, fit for recommendation to both to fellow Janeites and YA readers at large.
In the pages of this book, the reader gets a sense of how a sense of intense moral conviction combined with a genuine sense of intellectual curiosity magnified each other inside of Gandhi’s mind.
Hampton Sides' book is a towering tale of official ineptitude and battlefield fortitude that plays out against the backdrop of American's most forgotten modern war.
English-Canadian musicologist and university professor Alan Walker spent 10 years doing extensive research into vast archives of primary source material on Chopin, allowing him to produce this MRI-thorough biography.
'Hurricane' is the newest book from bestselling author of 'In the Heart of the Sea' and 'Valiant Ambition' Nathaniel Philbrick.
Biographer Jane Leavy shows Ruth's greatness as player to be of such a magnitude that it's still hard to grasp.
Editor Mary Jo Binker works with a wealth of material from the magazine column Roosevelt wrote from 1941 to 1962.
Haruki Murakami weaves an intriguing, time-challenging story around the life of a portrait painter who is changed forever by a work of art.
In this wonderful joint biography, Mary Gabriel convincingly demonstrates that women artists were a key part of Abstract Expressionism.
Author and academic James Miller examines the idea of democracy in five distinct moments throughout human history, and chronicles how vastly different each iteration has been.
Bob Spitz’s familiarity with celebrity culture comes in handy when telling the story of Reagan.