1913: The Year Before the Storm

An acclaimed bestseller throughout Europe, this wry study of the titular year's biggest names - Ford, Chaplin, Chanel, Prada, Proust, Stavinsky - depicts a cultural revolution undercut by the destruction of World War I that soon followed.

July 28: Percy Bysshe Shelley and Mary Wollstonecraft Godwin eloped on this day in 1814.

Crime fiction legends Dennis Lehane and Michael Connelly discuss the new book that unites their beloved sleuths Patrick Kenzie and Harry Bosch.