Devoted followers won’t find major new stories in this biography by Stephen Davis, but it’s certainly an exhaustive account.
Small towns throughout the Great Appalachian Valley changed hands many times during war, and as complicated a military picture as that presents, it represents an even more complicated political and social picture.
Hidden in British archives and parish records are the identities of dozens of black people who lived in England during Tudor times.
'Troublemakers' transports us to a Silicon Valley before the arrival of internet behemoths the likes of Netflix and Salesforce, when giants such as Fairchild Semiconductor and Intel ruled the day.
We meet here a Wilder who embodied 'a great American drama in three acts': poverty, struggle, and reinvention.
'The regime [Lenin] created was largely shaped by his personality,' writes Victor Sebestyen, 'secretive, suspicious, intolerant, ascetic, intemperate.'
From John Adams to George H. W. Bush, these seven presidential biographies cover remarkable ground and offer a series of engaging portraits.
If you’ve ever dreamed of tossing your return ticket home, David Lebovitz might make you think twice.
Robert Dallek's FDR is a man of great but always complicated drives.
Revolutionary-era historian Gordon S. Wood, in his latest book on the period, makes clear just how fragile the American experiment had become once George Washington retired to Mount Vernon.
The young adult novel is full of fits and starts, but charming in a way that feels as sweetly ingenuous as its heroine
Jelley is a painter in her own right, which allows her to write with authority.
In this big new book, author Mike Wallace posits that 1898 to 1919 were the years in which New York entered the modern era.
Based on her 2016 TED Talk, “The Beauty of Being a Misfit,” Lidia Yuknavitch argues that life's most difficult moments can be portals to a new experience.
Sitting Bull toured with Buffalo Bill Cody’s Wild West show for a four-month period in 1885.
The Klan was 'the biggest social movement of the early twentieth century,' one whose 'ideas echo again today,' writes New York University historian Linda Gordon in her startling new book.
The thriller, mystery novel-quality of this true story will keep readers turning pages.
'Gulag' author Anne Applebaum gives a chorus of contemporary voices to the tale, and her book is written in the light of later history.
Oliver's work charts those moments when the temporal is touched by the transcendental.
Isaacson concludes that Leonardo’s outsider status helped to feed his development.