Lawrence in Arabia

Far from the European trenches of WWI, the Arab Revolt against Turkey was a clandestine operation that gained little attention, but achieved far-reaching results. In this revelatory history, Scott Anderson profiles the four men responsible for overhauling the old Middle East.

July 24: On this day in 1725 John Newton, the slave trader-preacher who wrote the hymn "Amazing Grace," was born.

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