The Dream Maker

Jean-Christophe Rufin's novel brings to vivid life the exemplary career of a little known medieval paragon:  Jacques Coeur, banker, visionary and crafter of the glory that was France.


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.