The Vikings

An engaging new history of the Nordic explorers that goes beyond their famed pillaging and instead recounts their knack for navigation, as well as ingenious nautical innovations.

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.