Librarian of Congress Daniel J. Boorstin once described Wilbur as 'a poet for us all, whose elegant words brim with wit and paradox.'
There were surprisingly deep personal ties between the two generals, says Horn, but ultimately the two men cast their lots on opposing sides of history.
In 1926, the Army Corps of Engineers said they were in a position to protect the entire Mississippi valley. It was classic hubris.
Clinton's new book is a personal memoir about her campaign as well as a 'cautionary tale' about Russian interference in the election.
'The Americans were not simply ruthless and brutal,' says James R. Arnold, author of 'The Moro War.' Pershing was tough, but also embraced a gentler American approach that focused on hearts and minds.
Aldiss helped shape and elevate the science fiction genre, but he recognized its mutability.
'Trying to achieve change through something like science fiction seems like a pipe dream,' Adams says. 'But it also feels like the only thing that writers can hope to do.'
The Nobel judges described Ishiguro as a mix of Jane Austen and Franz Kafka, with 'a little bit of Marcel Proust.'
'It was hair-raising, it was a cliff-hanger,' says Henriques of the 1987 incident. 'We almost didn't make it through.'
This year, the main reason for objection to books was sex and gender issues.
'There's a lot of fabulous Canadian crime fiction,' says Penny. 'Our mysteries are maybe more of a slow burn than others, but they're really worth discovering.'
Burns and Novick call the Vietnam War 'the most consequential event in American history in the second half of the last century.'
The storm's heroes include a brave train engineer who desperately hustled evacuees out of the hurricane's path, an immigrant from the Bahamas who tried to save his fishing-and-farming clan of more than 60 people, and Ernest Hemingway.
Canada's Prime Minister Justin Trudeau sheds tears as he speaks with media about the death of Tragically Hip singer Gord Downie in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, on Oct. 18.
Americans make the mistake of imagining that earthquakes are a West Coast problem, says Miles.
A new study finds a 'dramatic' increase in swear words in American literature over the last 60 years.
Historian Arnie Bernstein talks about the hometown roots of fascism in the US.
Speaking to the Monitor about his new book 'The Biggest Prison on Earth,' historian Ilan Pappe says that – ultimately – he is 'confident of a peaceful scenario.'
Baron's book remembers when figures including Thomas Edison and astronomer Maria Mitchell converged on the Rocky Mountain region to observe the 1878 eclipse.
Recently a number of children’s books tackling the global refugee crisis have hit the market, helping to humanize the conflict, as well as educate, empower, and build empathy in young readers.
Esther Schor, biographer of Emma Lazarus, talks about what she means today.
A new PBS program explores America's favorite books, culminating in an election.
Anna Zielińska-Elliott is now translating her 12th Murakami novel from Japanese into Polish, as she has done for 30 years. She is a professor of Japanese literature at Boston University.
White, also the author of the bestselling "A. Lincoln," is receiving the Civil War Forum of New York’s 2017 award for Excellence in Civil War biography.