Deng Xiaoping and the Transformation of China

A stirring account of the life and legacy of China's renowned reform leader - dubbed a "needle in a ball of cotton" by Mao - illustrating his storied political alliances and ambitions.

July 29: On this day in 1878 Don Marquis was born.

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