The political battles and journalistic triumphs of the Progressive Era have never looked so timely.
A history of etiquette suggests its spiritual dimension.
How a civilization built itself out of wood pulp and ink.
A former NBA judge searches through the final five for a book that could change your life.
Have we underestimated the artist who became our "national frame of reference"?
The author of Eat, Pray, Love spins a globetrotting tale of a 19th-century naturalist's quest for understanding.
How a public speaking teacher won fame and influenced millions.
Imam vs. Autocrat: a look at the history and personalities behind the Iranian Revolution.
Christopher Morley's story of a bookseller's misadventures is packed with in-jokes for readers.
Allen Gurganus's small-town portraits recall the grotesques of Sherwood Anderson's classic.
The creation of a state of terror.
The author of The Secret History and The Little Friend returns with a saga of obsession, art, crime, and loneliness.
An irreverent scholar's take-no-prisoners approach to antiquity.
Why postponing the end of life makes confronting it even more traumatic.
The life of a medieval philosopher -- and the questions of mortality with which he grappled -- is braided with a modern story of technology and terror.
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