To mark the 250th anniversary of John Quincy Adams's birth, the Library of America has brought out a spell-binding edition of his life-long diary.
President John F. Kennedy and civil rights leader Martin Luther King are profiled in parallel but unconnected stories.
David King's engrossing and well-researched new book provides context explaining why so many tolerated Hitler before and after his failed beer hall putsch.
This neat piece of narrative history explores a remarkable life story that deserves a wider audience.
A Loch Ness-like monster last seen in the late 1600s rears its head again in this delightful novel set in the Victorian era.
Somali-Italian author and journalist Igiaba Scego writes with forthright simplicity and unblinking honesty.
In this story of the turning point of the Vietnam War, 'Black Hawk Down' author Bowden wades into deeper historical waters.
Journalist Souad Mekhennet has reported on terrorism for The Washington Post, The New York Times, The International Herald Tribune, and NPR.
Manal Sharif hoped – but failed – to find a way to live and work as a single woman in Saudi Arabia.
From dueling grandmothers to tree-top protests, these middle-grade summer reads really sing.
The author of 'The Master' and 'Brooklyn' takes on one of the greatest and most wrenching stories of classical myth.
Robert Finch is today's best, most perceptive Cape Cod writer in a line extending all the way back to Henry David Thoreau.
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.